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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! November 2013 . Volume 25 . Number 11 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 42 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 193 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales by Paul Hardiman 46 90 102 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder $27,500,000 / RM Paying it forward into the Ferrari stratosphere ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 48 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Blower Le Mans $4,647,500 / Bonhams A world-record price — and a bargain GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 52 116 130 140 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione $4,840,000 / Gooding & Company A painstaking restoration pays off AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 54 1956 Porsche 356 1500 Carrera Speedster $1,485,000 / Gooding & Company A stunning price but with questions RACE by Thor Thorson 56 150 160 RM AUCTIONS Monterey, CA: $27.5m NART Spyder leads this $125m Monterey heavyweight sale, with 105 of 120 cars sold — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Pebble Beach, CA: 118 of 128 of lots sell, making $113m at Gooding’s flagship Pebble Beach event — Michael Leven BONHAMS Carmel, CA: The Quail Lodge Auction grows from $7.7m to $31m in one year, with 77 of 89 lots sold — Donald Osborne MECUM AUCTIONS Monterey, CA: Premium muscle continues strong as 371 of 677 cars move at this $31.4m sale — B. Mitchell Carlson BARRETT-JACKSON Reno, NV: B-J sets up shop at Hot August Nights for the first time, selling 343 of 345 of cars for a $14.2m total — Travis Shetler RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA: Russo’s high-energy event totals $7.1m, with 89 of 215 lots sold — John Baeke MIDAMERICA AUCTIONS Pebble Beach, CA: 28 antique motorcycles sell from 84 lots, including a $160k 1954 Vincent Black Shadow, for a $752k total — Somer Hooker 1914 American Underslung Model 644 $748,000 / Bonhams Rare and important in automobile history 14 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1 $3,740,000 / Gooding This historic racer checked all the boxes Cover photo: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder; Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market

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62 An engaged audience at the SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears At the moment, there is extreme confidence in the market — to a level not seen since 1989. Important cars continue to bring important prices Keith Martin 34 Affordable Classic Not-So-Affordable Monterey Cars Stephen Serio 36 Legal Files Car thieves have discovered Monterey. What should you do? John Draneas 38 Simon Says Just because others don’t know any better doesn’t mean we all have to jump on the bandwagon Simon Kidston 50 The Cumberford Perspective 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione — professional inside and amateur outside Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch Rare toys, a Hispano-Suiza radiator badge and big bucks for a scary White Mountain National Forest highway sign Carl Bomstead FEATURES 60 Monterey First-Timer: A blur of Leno, Bentley love and blasting exhausts 62 SCM Insider’s Seminar: When does a car become too valuable to drive? 64 Miles Collier — Collecting Thoughts: Is the $27.5m 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder a valid trend or outlier? 66 Concorso Italiano: One last bash at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch 16 70 Legends of the Autobahn: Perfectly priced fun 72 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria wins Best of Show 74 The Quail: Eleven years of great cars, food, drink and friendship 76 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion: High-octane fumes bring history alive 80 Monterey Car Spotting: Cool cars abound 82 Monterey Top 200: The week’s highest-priced cars DEPARTMENTS 18 Auction Calendar 18 Crossing the Block 22 The Inside Line: Hilton Head, London to Brighton, Texas 1000 24 Contributors: Get to know our writers 26 You Write: Porsche 996 GT2 values, Giulia Super drops a grade 28 Display Advertisers Index 30 Time Pieces: Another fine Hamilton watch 30 Neat Stuff: Boom box, cute cables 32 In Miniature: 1982 Aston Martin Lagonda 32 Book Review: McLaren From the Inside: Photographs by Tyler Alexander 128 Fresh Meat: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Nickey Stage II convertible, 2014 BMW 750LXi, 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 coupe 158 Glovebox Notes: 2013 Acura TSX Tech wagon 164 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 166 Mystery Photo: “This bike is a real Moto Fokker” 166 Comments with Your Renewal: “The best magazine I buy by far. You get what you pay for, and SCM is worth every penny and more.” 168 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 172 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Monterey Marathon Collectible cars have been undervalued for the past 20 years, and it’s good to see them having their moment no longer alone in the desert. RM, Gooding, Russo and Steele and Bonhams have all joined the fray. B-J is the Colossus (1,331 vehicles sold, for a total of $102m), with Gooding and RM residing comfortably in the multi-million-dollar pay-to-play lounge. The odd man out in Scottsdale is Mecum, but Dana makes up for it by having a $70.7m, 1,806-car sale on the other coast, in Kissimmee, FL. All that’s missing now is a “Star Trek” transporter to beam bidders from one auction to the other. We’ll skip over the European events, as we really do have to re- port on Monterey in this column. Suffice to say that both Goodwood spectacles, the Revival and the Festival, along with their attendant auctions, are eyeball-widening, wallet-shaking weekends. And now, with RM coming to Paris, joining Artcurial and Bonhams during the Retromobile week, another monster auction week is born. We can’t help but wonder, given their proclivity to setting up shop near RM, how long it will be before Gooding & Company dons its berets and heads across the ocean. Monterey 2013 And then there is Monterey. If Scottsdale is a sprint, then Monterey is an ultra-marathon. Our NART Spyder — at the end of the day, collectors buy what they like T he collector-car world has several epicenters, each with its own style, flavor, location and ripple effect on the rest of the car world. As we digest the 9.0 quake on the SCM scale that was this year’s Monterey, let’s take a moment to reflect on what sets Monterey Classic Car Week apart from the other colossal old-car extravaganzas. Amelia Island is perhaps the most civilized of the get-togethers. There are only two auctions, each lasting just one day. At the RM and Gooding auctions last March, 150 cars changed owners, and $55m changed hands. Festivals of Speed is bringing some excitement to Saturday with their high-powered car shows, and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has countered with a “Cars and Coffee” style event of its own — both worth attending. But the granddaddy of the weekend is Sunday’s concours itself, which pairs Bill Warner’s impeccable and adventuresome taste in cars with the incomparable setting of the green with the Ritz-Carlton in the background. Of all the events we attend, we are most likely to return home sane after this one. Gold in the desert Scottsdale is a sprint. From start to finish, it is all about selling cars. Unlike every other mega-event, there are no distractions. No car shows, no concours, no races. Nothing but a near-endless parade of cars and auctioneers bringing down hammers as they cry out, “Sold! Sold! Sold!” Barrett-Jackson is the once, future and current king of the week- end. Now in its 42nd year, it has become synonymous with “Collector Car” for most American households, in large part due to its creative and ground-breaking relationship with first Speed Channel and now Fox Sports 1. As you would expect when other auction companies saw the wondrous City of B-J glittering like gold at WestWorld, Craig Jackson is 18 Insider’s Guide lists no fewer than 24 events occurring between the Tuesday and Sunday of that week. And there are countless other gatherings — scheduled and impromptu. From parties at the Jet Center to the Concorsos and Gatherings, to the confetti cannons at Pebble and the final car crossing the block at Gooding on Sunday night, it’s a very full six days. Overall, 760 cars sold for a total of $308m. 2013 was no different than previous years, with the trend of free- spending we have watched develop over the past decade continuing. As you will read in this issue, for the most part cars brought about what we expected, aside from the outliers such as the NART Spyder at $27.5m. My personal take on the NART (which pundits thought would bring $14m to $17m) was this: It was bought by a wealthy Swiss collector who simply had to have this car. I’ve read the various blog comments about this being “a car with no racing heritage” and “it was too much for a car that didn’t contribute anything to the legend of Ferrari.” These guys just have it wrong. At the base level, collectors buy things they like and want. This particular car was one-owner — and one of 10 built. As a sweetener, the proceeds went to charity. Obviously the amount paid fit within this collector’s budget, and he was simply going to own this car. As he is not buying for resale but for his own personal long-term pleasure, “paying too much” just doesn’t apply. While SCM is all about cars as investments, we also realize that investments pay back in many ways. One of them is financial, in which case the owner of the NART Spyder may well be underwater to the tune of $5m — although don’t forget there were other bidders on this car, and so the amount paid was just one bid more than what someone else was willing to put on the table. But we recognize that part of the magic of an auction is to create an atmosphere of desire and competition, which can cause prices to be realized that may not be attainable in the real world. What did I take away from Monterey 2013? At the moment, there is extreme confidence in the market — to a level not seen since 1989. Important cars continue to bring important prices, as well they should. I continue to maintain that collectible cars have been undervalued for the past 20 years, and it’s good to see them making notable ripples across the planet. ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1977 McLaren M26 F1 car at RKM Charlotte Bonhams — Veteran Motor Cars and Related Automobilia Where: London, U.K. When: November 1 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 14/14 cars sold / $2.6m Prices averaged $184k per car at this small sale last year, with a 100% sell-through rate. This auction directly precedes the London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run — an exclusive driving event limited to Brass Era vehicles. The early consignments are a 1901 Ariel 345-cc Quadricycle; a 1904 De Dion Bouton 8-hp Model V Rear-Entrance Tonneau; a 1903 Winton Runabout; and a 1903 Lacoste et Battman 12-hp Twin-Cylinder Four-Seat RearEntrance Tonneau, single-family owned since 1908. RKM Collector Car Auction Where: Charlotte, NC When: November 1–3 More: www.rkmcca.com American muscle and hot rods reign at this sale, such as a Pro Street 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle, a supercharged 1941 Willys coupe and a 1969 Dodge Daytona. More eccentric offerings include a 2012 Local Motors Rally Fighter, a 1994 Toyota PPI Trophy Truck Baja 500 winner and a 1977 McLaren M26 F1 car, driven by F1 legend James Hunt to his final F1 victory. Collector Car Productions — Toronto Classic Car Auction Where: Toronto, ON, CAN When: November 1–3 More: www.collectorcarproductions.com Last year: 200/337 cars sold / $3.7m CCP will offer a 1963 Amphicar at their Toronto 20 Classic Car Auction. The Amphicar was owned for over 25 years by the founder of McDonald’s Canada. The auction house is also selling a rotisserie-restored 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, offered at no reserve. Average price here last year was $18k, but two 1968 Shelby GT500 KRs broke $100k: a convertible sold at $185k, and a fastback went for $128k. Vicari — Classic & Muscle Car Auction Where: Panama City, FL When: November 8–9 More: www.vicariauction.com Vicari will have over 250 cars at their November auction. The 1963 Amphicar at Collector Car Productions in Toronto sale takes place as part of the “Emerald Coast Cruizin — The South’s Best Blast from the Past Family Fun Event.” There will also be lots of non-auction festivities all week long, including vendors, a huge swapmeet, a crafts and jewelry section and a kids’ area with rides and games. Bonhams — Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia Where: Harrogate, U.K. When: November 13 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/91 cars sold / $1.3m This annual sale sees a strong mix of European favorites at prices averaging about $20k. Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. OCTOBER 3–4—AUCTIONS AMERICA Carlisle, PA 7—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 10–11—RM Hershey, PA 10–12—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 10–12—VICARI Biloxi, MS 11—BONHAMS Brussels, BEL 12—J. WOOD & CO. Birmingham, AL 12–13—COYS Graz, AUT 16—H&H Duxford, U.K. 18–19—BRANSON Branson, MO 19—CHEFFINS Cambridge, U.K. 19—HIGGENBOTHAM Lakeland, FL 19—VANDERBRINK Farmington, MN 19—SMITHS Chanute, KS 19—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 20—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 20—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 21—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 26—THEODORE BRUCE Melbourne, AUS Last year the big sale was a needs-everything barn-find 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 that went for $109k and made the February 2013 cover of SCM. Silverstone — NEC Classic Motor Show Sale Where: Birmingham, U.K. When: November 16 More: www.silverstoneauctions. com Last year: 41/67 cars sold / $1.9m This annual sale takes place at the NEC Classic Motor Show. The featured early headliners are a 1973 BMW 3.0 CSI and a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale. Expect a nice mix of 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. 26—COYS Ascot, U.K. 26—VANDERBRINK Spencer, IA 29—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 30—H&H Buxton, U.K. NOVEMBER 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 1–3—RKM Charlotte, NC 1–3—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, ON, CAN 2—SMITHS Paducah, KY 2—MECUM Davenport, IA 7–9—GAA Greensboro, NC 8–9—VICARI Panama City, FL 13—BONHAMS Harrogate, U.K. 16—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 21—RM New York, NY 21–23—MECUM Anaheim, CA 22–24—LEAKE Dallas, TX 22–24—MCCORMICKS Palm Springs, CA 27—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 30—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 30–DEC 1—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ DECEMBER 1–2—BONHAMS London, U.K. 3—COYS London, U.K. 4—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 5–7—MECUM Kansas City, MO 6–7—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 17—BARONS Surrey, U.K. Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies McCormick — 55th Palm Springs Classic Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: November 22–24 More: www.classic-carauction.com Last year: 358/557 cars sold / $6.1m November of 2013 marks McCormick’s 55th Palm Springs auction. About 500 cars cross the block at this twice-annual sale, held at The Spa Resort Casino. The star car is a 1957 Jaguar XK 140 MC coupe with just 6,500 original documented miles and offered without reserve. 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Supersonic by Carrozzeria Ghia at RM Manhattan European and British classics with average prices near $50k, and a few exceptional cars breaking the $100k mark. RM in Association with Sotheby’s — Art of the Automobile Where: Manhattan, NY When: November 21 More: www.rmauctions.com This very special event will celebrate the historic importance of the automobile as “a singular achievement at the crossroads of art, technology and innovation.” The auction takes place in the Sotheby’s saleroom in Manhattan. The star car is a 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Supersonic by Carrozzeria Ghia. Mecum—Anaheim 2013 Where: Anaheim, CA When: November 21–23 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 418/836 cars sold / $15m Sales totaled $15m here last year at Mecum’s first Anaheim auction. One consignment of note for 2013 is a Govierdocumented 1970 Plymouth Superbird with 440-ci 390-hp 6-barrel V8, previously rated a 2+ by SCM Publisher Keith Martin when the car was featured on “What’s My Car Worth?” Mecum will also offer a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro with just 21k original miles, and still retaining original engine, transmission and rear end. Leake—Dallas 2013 Where: Dallas, TX When: November 22–24 More: www.leakecarauction.com 327/577 cars sold / $6.6m Leake’s annual Dallas sale sees about 600 cars cross the block. The two-ring auction will feature a vast array of cars including Cadillacs, Corvettes, 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro rolling chassis at Leake Dallas Camaros, street rods, Mustangs and other vintage, collector, muscle, high-performance and specialty vehicles. One headliner this year is a 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro rolling chassis, one of 20 produced for 2013, and built up by Gas Monkey Garage, with NHRA-certified cage, race suspension and racing seats. Dan Kruse Classics—Houston November Where: Houston, TX When: November 30 More: www.kruseclassics.com This annual sale takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. Muscle cars and mid-century American classics make up a majority of the consignments, but there are always lots of pickups, luxury cars and foreign sports cars to choose from as well. ♦ 1970 Plymouth Superbird at Mecum Anaheim 22 1957 Jaguar XK 140 MC coupe at McCormick Palm Springs Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance Events ■ The 12th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance roars to a magnificent finish during the weekend of November 2–3. Starting on Saturday, there is the Car Club Jamboree, with Italian cars taking the spotlight. American cars will be shown on the 18th Fairway. Also taking place on Saturday and continuing on to Sunday is the Motoring Midway. This exhibit takes everyone on a trip to the beach through an array of beachmobiles, woodies, scooters, dune buggies and more. Sunday brings this gearhead week to a grand finish with the Concours d’Elegance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SCM Publisher Martin will attend the event for the first time and serve as an honorary judge. For more information and pricing, visit www.hhimotoringfestival.com (SC) ■ This year brings the 80th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run — rain or shine — on November 3. Combine more than 500 pre-1905 automobiles with a 60-mile route from London to the Atlantic Ocean, and you’ve got one of the collector-car world’s greatest events. There is no better way to end the car season. The historic trek begins at Hyde Park in central London and ends at Madeira Drive in the seaside resort of Brighton. This year a Regularity Trial is being added to the event for the first Winter Park Concours d’Elegance time. Competitors can choose a specific time to cross the finish line, and there will be rewards to those who can complete the run closest to their goal. The free Regent Street Motor Show is on November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.veterancarrun.com (U.K.) ■ Time to dust off your cowboy boots and sign up for the 16th Annual Texas 1000, a Rich and Jean Taylor Vintage Rally. From November 3 to 8, 50 automobiles and their drivers will travel along tumbleweed-perfect roads through the beautiful Texas Hill County. Each of the four days on the road will have a 250-mile route — as well as stops at impressive vintage-car collections and museums. Cost of the all-inclusive tour is $5,695. Eligible cars are 1975 or earlier, but there is a separate class for late-model exotics. Proceeds go to charity. www.vintagerallies. com (TX) ■ The 12th Annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance will roll into the scenic town of Winter Park, FL, on November 10 starting at 9 a.m. With six blocks of Park Avenue closed, more than 120 prestigious classic automobiles will be on display. There is no admission charge; attendance was 80,000 last year. The featured marques this year include Aston Martin, Chrysler and Jaguar. There is also a Tour d’Elegance on November 9, which starts in Hannibal Square. www.winterparkconcours.com (FL) ■ Described as the “Grand Yes, the sun can shine in November in the U.K. Don’t miss it and the 80th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 24 Finale” to the U.K. classic-car season, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show will run from November 15 to 17 in Birmingham, England. More than 1,500 cars from all eras will be showcased. Besides this event bringing together veteran, vintage, classic and future classic automobiles, it is also one of the biggest gatherings of U.K. automotive companies and traders in the market. Whatever product or service you need for your classic car, it will be at this show. Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.necclassicmotorshow. com. (U.K.) ♦ Sports Car Market Robert Ames

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Dale Novak Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Norm Mort (Canada), Phil Skinner, Michael Leven, John Lyons Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein 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 Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2013 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors STEPHEN SERIO, SCM Contributor, is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports, Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. Serio blames his dad for this, because he brought home so many Matchbox and Corgi cars. Recent garage inhabitants include a Porsche 356A Speedster and 356A European coupe, Ferrari 275 GTS and 246GT, BMW 2002 and a Hudson Hornet. Twins Rocco James and Enzo Nicholas now have their own stash of Matchbox cars inherited from older brother Jack. His vintage Porsche-driving wife, Amanda, tolerates this all nicely. Turn to this month’s special Not-So-Affordable Classics on p. 34 to find his picks for the most bizarre sales — and one screaming bargain — in Monterey. 26 DONALD OSBORNE, SCM Contributing Editor, lives for old cars, especially those of the odd European variety. He regularly attends automotive events worldwide and has been a longtime contributing editor and auction analyst for SCM. His writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, Hagerty’s Magazine, Art & Antiques, BusinessWeek Online and Road & Track. He is a member of many clubs including the American Lancia Club, for whose magazine, Lanciana, he serves as Editor. He appraises and consults on collector vehicles through his company Automotive Valuation Services. As is often the case, he is everywhere in this issue of SCM. On p. 48, he explores why a 1948 Alfa Romeo brought $4.8m in Gooding’s Pebble Beach tent, and on p. 74, he reports on Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale. MILES C. COLLIER, SCM Contributor, is a retired business executive, practicing artist, investor, philanthropist and noted authority on vintage automo- biles. 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 at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Today, he paints professionally. Collier maintains a private automobile collection in Naples, FL. Last March, he hosted one of his symposiums on automobile connoisseurship. This month, on p. 64, he explores the differences between fuzzy noise and clear signal during Monterey Car Week’s auctions. 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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 Buy Porsche 996 GT2 to enjoy To the Editor: I’m a Porsche enthusiast from The Netherlands and I’ve just read the Sports Car Market book on collecting Porsche (written with the contribution of Jim Schrager). Although the book is more than 10 years old, it still provided some important guidelines and tips for me. I’m sending you this email because I wanted to take the liberty to ask you for some advice about the potential future value (investment) for a more recent-model Porsche. This model is the 996 GT2. I believe that the 996 series has long been an underdog and considered by Porsche purists as something unholy of the Porsche badge. But since values of 996s are still depreciating, particular high-end models within the 996 series are coming within range of my budget within a few years if depreciation continues at the same pace. I have always been a huge fan of the GT3 and GT2, in particular the 996 GT2 (the summit of road-legal Porsches). To me, the 996 GT2 has the ingredients for an upside potential, considering it’s a GT2, and it was only built in small numbers (production totaled around 1,280). In addition, these numbers are decreasing as lots of GT2s are crashed. Furthermore, the GT2 devalues even stronger than an average 996 because of its price difference when new, compared, for instance, to other high-performance models, such as a 996 turbo. However, I would like to know how you as an expert regard the value of the 996 GT2. Will it be an extreme runner-up in value? How much further will prices depreciate before stabilizing (and rising)? Are right-hand-drive cars a solid investment since only about 150 RHD 996 GT2s were built — and demand for Porsche in Japan has always been great? I hope that you can enlighten me with your expertise and vision on this. — Maurice van de Vreede, via email Jim Schrager replies: I do not think the 996 GT2 will ever have an “extreme” movement up in value. They 28 The new owner of the Davis 959 can celebrate the car reaching this 25-year milestone on January 1 of this year by driving the wheels off of it won’t be the next 904. They aren’t nearly rare enough, and they are not an iconic piece of Porsche history. They are great cars — and the high-water mark (along with the 996 Twin Turbo) of the first series of water-cooled cars. They will always be in demand and will have a following far greater than the non-turbo 996 cars. But as an investment, the picture is far less clear. My advice would be to buy the car to enjoy it. If you keep it in nice shape, while it may depreciate a bit more from today’s price, 20 years from now, I’d wager you will get more than the price you paid for it. Now this may not sound like such a big deal, but I would also wager that for no other 996, other than the GT2 and TT, will that be the case. Any investment has risks. That’s why I prefer to invest in financial products, and buy cars to be used as cars. Legal at last…. To the Editor: Contrary to John Lyons’ comment in his report on the RM Auctions Don Davis Collection event (July 2013, p. 72) that the new owner of the 1988 Porsche 959 will need to be satisfied with just looking at the car because it was imported to the United States under the “show and display” law, the buyer’s timing was actually quite good, as all restrictions imposed by “show or display” expire when the vehicle becomes 25 years old by model year. Hence, the new owner of the Davis 959 can celebrate the car reaching this 25-year milestone on January 1 of this year by driving the wheels off of it for any and every purpose — just as engineering genius Helmuth Bott intended for this landmark supercar. — Don Silawsky, via email Giulia Super drops a grade To the Editor: A few editions back, the SCM Investment Grade for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super was changed from “B” to “C.” I am wondering whether this was done in error, and if not, the reasoning behind the change. As “B” had been assigned to the make/model for several years, and I don’t think there were any changes in the justification for the “B” assignment, I am at a loss to understand the change. The Giulia Super was, to my knowledge (and I doublechecked with Bill Gillham, past President of AROC on this), the first production car to use windtunnel testing during its design stage. Though it has boxy looks, I understand it has a drag coefficient either equal to or lower than that of an XKE or 911. Of at least equal importance, the Giulia Super was/is the first modern sport sedan, which beat out the BMW 1600/2002 by two to four years, respectively, in making its appearance on European and American roads. I think most BMW owners, and many other car enthusiasts as well (and I think BMW encourages this), believe that BMW built the first modern sports sedan. It just isn’t so. The “Cars that have some- thing special about them, often technical innovation, style, or competition provenance — but normally not all three” definition of Grade “B” seem far more applicable to the Giulia Super than the “Cars that have some inherent interest but had few Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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You Write We Read Ad Index 365 Registry ............................................... 177 AIG Insurance .............................................. 29 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ......................... 155 American Car Collector ............................. 158 Arizona Concours D’ Elegance .................. 143 Artcurial ....................................................... 27 Aston Martin of New England ..................... 63 Aston Martin Select Dealers ........................ 63 Auctions America ......................................... 25 Auto Kennel ............................................... 167 Automobilia Scottsdale .............................. 170 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 114 Barrett-Jackson ...................................... 17, 19 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 29 Bennett Law Office .................................... 126 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 175 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ................. 67 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance ............. 149 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 21, 23 Branson Collector Car Auction .................... 59 Canepa .......................................................... 78 Carlisle Events ........................................... 139 Carrera Motors ........................................... 151 Chequered Flag International ..................... 167 Chubb Personal Insurance .......................... 105 Classic Restoration ..................................... 127 Classic Showcase ....................................... 121 CMC Classic Model Cars .......................... 157 Collector Car Price Tracker ....................... 154 Collector Studio ......................................... 163 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 156 Cosdel ........................................................ 147 COYS ........................................................... 45 Dealer Accelerate ....................................... 115 Delahaye USA ............................................ 136 Dino Motors ............................................... 156 Driversource Houston LLC .......... 66, 133, 138 E-Types USA................................................ 89 European Collectibles ................................ 146 Exotic Classics ........................................... 113 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 159 Ferrari Financial Services ............................ 44 Fifth Street Auto Showcase ........................ 165 Foreign Cars Itallia Greensboro ..................111 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 156 Fourtane ....................................................... 71 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Greensboro Auto Auction ............................ 41 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance ... 93 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 153 GT Scale Model Cars ................................. 170 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 138 Hahn and Woodward .................................. 148 Hamann Classic Cars ................................. 137 Heritage Classics .......................................... 95 High Mountain Classics ............................. 105 Hollywood Wheels Inc................................. 81 Hyman, LTD .............................................. 125 Intercity Lines .............................................. 37 JC Taylor .................................................... 130 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 177 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 169 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 175 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat ................ 109 Kidston ......................................................... 13 L.A. Prep .................................................... 107 Leake Auction Company .............................. 31 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ............... 165 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 171 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ........... 123 Maserati North America ............................. 180 Mercedes Classic Center .............................. 33 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 141 Mid America Auctions ............................... 161 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ...................... 158 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 177 Motorbooks .................................................. 68 Motorcar Gallery .......................................... 78 Motostalgia .................................................. 97 Newco Products Inc. .................................. 168 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............. 117 Park Place LTD ............................................ 41 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 153 Premier Financial Services ........................ 179 Private Garage. L.C. ................................10-11 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 15 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ............................. 8 RB Collection ............................................. 159 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 87 RKM Collector Car Auctions ..................... 101 RM Auctions ....................................4-5, 6-7, 9 Road Scholars .............................................. 79 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 171 Russo & Steele LLC ....................56-57, 82-83 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 79 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 157 Suixtil USA ................................................ 121 Swissvax USA, LLC .................................... 49 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................. 29 The Auto Collections ................................. 145 The Driven Man ......................................... 155 The Stable, Ltd. .......................................... 135 Vicari Auctions ........................................... 129 Vintage Rallies ............................................. 67 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 170 Watchworks ................................................ 177 Zymol Florida ............................................ 163 30 You Write We Read The SCM Super Please consider restoring the Giulia Super to its former, proper, and deserved grade in the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide special or desirable characteristics” of Grade “C.” In addition to its place in automotive history and its technical innovation, the Giulia Super came standard with 4-wheel disc brakes, a DOHC aluminum alloy engine, 5-speed transmission, and two 2-barrel Webers. Please explain to me the rationale behind the “B” to “C” change, or please consider restoring the Giulia Super to its former, proper, and deserved grade in the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide. I am just a little biased, but I believe an error has been made. I enjoy and read each monthly edition of SCM cover to cover. — Jon Bernheimer, Rockville, MD Keith Martin replies: Jon, as the owner of a Super myself, I feel your pain. With only five letters to choose from — A, B, C, D and F — when we review all the various investment grades every six months, we ask ourselves the following question: Given all the collectible cars we cover, does the grade we are giving to this specific model make sense? In the case of the Alfa Giulia Super, it has going for it all the things you mention. In fact, all of those things are the reason I bought one (In my case, from a two-Super family, that of Dr. Timothy Rodgers of Santa Barbara. Now he is down to just one.). On the other side, it is a 4-door sedan, built in extremely high numbers for a collectible (124,590 from 1965 to 1972, although the number of pre-1968 Supers officially imported to the U.S. is far lower, perhaps under 10,000, but we haven’t been able to find an exact number). Note that among other Alfas with a “C” rating are the GTV 1750/2000, the Montreal and the GTV-6 Balocco. We could make a case for each of them being rated “B,” and with the resurgence of interest in the Montreal, it may well change categories in our next Pocket Price Guide. But at the moment, the 4-door configuration, the high production numbers and the lack of, shall we say, “sex appeal” of the Super will keep it in the “C” category. Jon Bernheimer replies: Keith, thanks for the quick response, and I guess the ratings deserve change once in awhile. Still, regardless of the numbers originally produced, its early status as possibly (I think actually) the first modern sports sedan, its early — or first — status as a wind-tunnel tested model — not to mention the DOHC, two 2-barrel Weber carbs and 4-wheel disc brakes — it seems to me its status has not changed at all, and its remaining numbers have not changed. It was awarded a “B,” and, with nothing changed, it became a “C.” As for sexiness, I can only tell you that I see smiles on faces when I drive by. The driver of one car actually took a photo at a stoplight after miles of glances. Maybe it’s the Le Mans Blue paint, the same as Bill Gillham’s, that does the trick. In Le Mans Blue, it is a positive attention magnet! Again, thank you for giving me a heads-up, and thank you for the most enjoyable magazine I read. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Those of you who are both reading this column and paying atten- Yet Another Cool Hamilton Watch tion may notice that I have featured many timepieces made by The Hamilton Watch Company. There are simple reasons for that and for why I will likely continue to do so. Hamilton made fabulous quality watches and had a design team that excelled in creating unusual and aesthetically pleasing objects. Further, though some of their rarest offerings can have value in the four-figure range, there are countless models that can be found minus a digit, making them affordable to many more enthusiasts. Lastly, parts are not difficult to come by, and that combined with their original build quality makes them rather repairable and reliable. The pictured watch is a case in point. Arriving at my shop with its original fitted box, a matching chain and a matching pen knife, the Hamilton “Van Buren” was listed in their 1930 catalog offered in the consumer’s choice of either a yellow-, white-, or green-gold-filled engraved case for a price of $55. Or for an additional $5 with what they called a “Secometer” dial that featured an aperture showing a revolving disk that was painted with the ticking seconds, rather than a typical dial that was marked with seconds and a small hand that revolved. One of the most unusual features of this watch was the asymmetrical case, dial and crystal that create a pleasant teardrop shape, a little fatter at the bottom than at the top. When this watch arrived, the crystal was shattered. Again, justifying my earlier statement of parts availability, an original crystal was surprisingly easy to source for less than $50. Powering this watch is Hamilton’s Details Production date: 1930 Best place to wear one: Dandily installed in a vest pocket of a summer-weight linen suit while strolling through the French Quarter of New Orleans Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.hamiltonwatch.com is best): 17-jewel caliber 912 damascened nickel finished three-quarter plate movement, which is equipped with a micro-metric regulator for fine timing adjustment, a bimetallic balance wheel for reliable timekeeping in various temperatures, and screwed-in gold jewel settings. To add some perspective, a new watch with a movement of similar quality would bear a retail price of at least $5,000. The beauty of this watch is in the Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Brick of a Speaker Makes Wall of Sound details; the subtle vertical graining of the dial, the elaborately shaped blued-steel hands, the stylized blue-black numerals, the bow that is fixed rather than hinged and engraved to match, the twisting engraved links of the chain, and most importantly, the completeness of the presentation and overall nearly unused condition. The shame of this watch is how little it is really worth. Even in extraordinary condition and fully operational and reliable, under $600. Collectors of pocket watches are few and getting fewer as they die off. My theory is that we tend to collect that which we coveted in our youth and could not have. The collective memory of bouncing on Grandpa’s knee while he twirled his pocket watch at the end of the chain is fading because there are fewer of us whose grandfather was old enough to still carry a pocket watch. Therefore fewer of us wish to recapture that moment. And, as formal dress including a vest is unlikely to gain favor, a revival of pocket watches is doubtful. That won’t stop me, however, from enjoying them and snapping up what I see as crazy bargains.... Colorful Cables If you already own Portable speakers are great for old-car hobbyists who are reluc- tant to cut speaker holes in door panels or swap out original stereo equipment. But they aren’t always powerful enough to overcome road noise. The 855s from Braven is loud enough and then some — and you can even “daisy chain” multiple speakers together. It’s also splash-proof and protected with rugged, grippy rubber. The battery offers up to 20 hours of playtime, and the USB jack will even charge your phone. $299 from www.braven.com 32 a wireless speaker that doesn’t get quite loud enough, consider skipping the Bluetooth and plugging your music device straight in with an auxiliary cable for a big boost in sound. The clothwrapped cables from Eastern Collective add a colorful, personal touch to the nondescript cables that seem to play an increasing role in our daily lives. Choose from a huge selection of lengths and ends to suit your needs in a dizzying array of patterns. $9.95 to $26.95 from www.easterncollective.com © Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1982 Aston Martin Lagonda This review started bubbling around in my head while I read Stephen Serio’s profile of the Aston Martin Lagonda in the May 2013 issue of SCM (English Profile, p. 50), and I can’t hold back any longer. So I write this, knowing full well that I do so at the risk of being removed from Stephen’s holiday card list — and probably some others. I might be about to commit automotive blasphemy. Yes, I know better than to publicly discuss politics, religion, and the wedge-like Aston Lagonda, but here I go. I like the Aston Martin Lagonda. There, I said it. Hmm.... no lightning bolts yet. Stephen, I’m in agreement with you about the no-talent Kardashians and most everything else you wrote in your profile, which I thoroughly enjoyed. That said, I must confess my taste is eclectic: I like origami, Monet and Chuck Close, but I do draw the line at paintings of dogs playing poker. The Lagonda’s origami-like design is often polarizing, but you have to admit it’s better than a Pontiac Aztek, which I despise. To date, the 1980s Lagondas have been modeled, but none were par- ticularly good or accurate. This month, I have Minichamps’ great 1:43 scale model of the controversial Lagonda. Produced as limited runs in two colors, this model is an excellent rendition. It does have a few problems and corners cut. Well, that’s just like the real car, so maybe it is truly accurate. Not! The body shape is absolutely perfect, cap- Model Details Production Date: 2010–11 Quantities: Gray, 2,640; burgundy, 1,008 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.minichamps.de ½ ½ turing all of those sharp origami edges, and its stance is just right. The metallic gray paint finish is very good, although there are a few dust specks hiding in there. What always strikes me is where a model manufacturer will choose to cheap out. The deep Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton McLaren From the Inside: Photographs by Tyler Alexander By Tyler Alexander, David Bull, 144 pages, $39.36, Amazon Back in my days in newspapers, I spent much of my time working with news photographers. Some brought artistry to every assignment; some just went through the motions. But there was a common thread, a well-worn phrase that summed up the minimum requirement of the job: “f/8 and be there.” The members of the photo scrum, the “f/8 and be there crowd,” got there just in time, made the same image as their brethren and left as quickly as possible. But the best I worked with had a habit of getting to the location early and leaving late. Tyler Alexander, because of his various jobs during a long career with McLaren, was always there early and late, which means unlimited access and a great result. Alexander, an aviation engineer by training, got involved in racing about the time he was developing his skills in photography. He went to Europe with John Mecom’s team and wound up joining the brand-new McLaren team as a mechanic. It was the start of a half-century with the team in various positions, from chief mechanic to chief engineer to a director of McLaren. Throughout the early years, Alexander was a passionate photographer as well. McLaren From the Inside is a collection of images made with the team in the 1960s and into the early 1970s. After this time, his duties with the team and the increasing demands at the highest levels of racing left him little time for photography. By happenstance, his job kept him from shooting the predictable action. Instead, he was forced to bring his eye and access to the before and after, that golden time of relaxation or exhaustion, preparation or stock-taking. What that means is Alexander found moments that many of the traveling circus of photographers never saw: quiet moments in lonely practice sessions, in shops around engine dynos or amid race cars under construction. It also means inti- 34 mate portraits of drivers and teammates away from the intensity of the race. It was anything but f/8 and be there. Provenance: You don’t get more in- side than Tyler Alexander, whether behind a wrench or an executive desk at one of the most important racing eams in history. Fit and finish: Simple design, understated typography and well-printed images, it is exactly what you want from a book of important, historic photographs. Drivability: While most of the book is images from the late ’60s and early ’70s, there is a section of newer work from the ’90s. But the reason you will want this book is the early work, with stunning images of drivers and mechanics, and McLaren himself in many moods. There are telling moments (Denny Hulme with his toddler son in the cockpit of a Can-Am car, Bruce McLaren’s wry look at a corner marshal as he walks away from a test crash at Goodwood, Teddy Mayer taking meticulous notes during a test) and plenty of history in every shot. It’s a great collection. If only Alexander hadn’t been too busy to shoot for the missing 30 years. ♦ Sports Car Market inset front spoiler has the wrong shape. It looks like a brick, and it is void of the sharp wedge angle it should have, thus making it less costly to produce. The sills feature well-made chrome trim, although corners were cut on the front and rear sections by molding them into the body and daubing on silver paint. Same deal with the door handles. And why is the Lagonda emblem on the grille sur- round in the wrong location? Back on the plus side, the tires are very good and the wheels are brilliantly executed with paint, chrome and tiny emblems. The light gray interior is comprehensively detailed with only a few misses, such as misshapen headrests, and a big oops on both sides of the rear seat back. The modelers forgot or missed the top side corners, so a close look reveals sizeable gaps/holes in the seat back sides next to the door windows. The dashboard looks great, with simulated touch buttons and some of the dash LEDs visible, and some not — kind of like a real Lagonda! The door panels are well detailed, including simulated wood trim. Even with more than five times as many of these models produced than the real cars, both Minichamps editions sold out fast, so maybe I’m not as alone as I thought. The current supply of available models to purchase is far less than that of real Lagondas. If you like to kick back and just look at some fine — and not-so-fine — automobiles, then a model such as this one (glitches included) may just do the trick for you. Find a model, and buy it. 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Not-So-Affordable Classics That Sold for How Much? Fasten your seatbelts: Five Monterey sales that combined bizarre, brio and big bucks by Stephen Serio W ould the sky fall? Pessimism — with a grand dose of cautious optimism — is how just about everyone I know in the classic-car world anticipated the big Monterey Car Week auctions. From June 1 through August 15, I was asked countless times what I thought would happen. My reply was always: “This is either the beginning of the end or the beginning of the new beginning.” Would August 2013 be the month of a massive market contraction? How could the seasoned — or newbie — buyers absorb that stupendous lineup of big-buck cars? Is this a bubble? Phrase it any way you’d like, but $300m of cars found new homes, and the great stuff sold for Lollapalooza money. I honestly believe it is the beginning of the new beginning for the collector-car world. The peninsula was crowded, and no event big or small was poorly attended. More and more people are making the Monterey pilgrimage. Still, for the love of all things collectible, it is paramount to note that marginal offerings still sold for marginal money and the dregs went back to their homes where they shall remain boat anchors, potential coffins or just misfit toys. “F”-grade cars are not wildly moving north simply because not every old car is fun to drive, gorgeous to look at and a fine investment. The tide shall not make all boats rise. But I’m here to pick five cars that sold for crazy money. I chose the very-well-sold cars listed below because I found myself chatting with seasoned folks about these same cars before their sales, and nary a one of us was even remotely close to being in the ballpark of guessing at the hammer price of these cars. I suppose another 25 sales could easily have been added as “wow” sales — from the $27.5m NART Spyder on down — but these five stood out as: “Really?” Here we go... 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 1750, Lot 257, sold for $121,000 at RM’s Monterey Auction on August 17. With a catalog estimate of $40k to $60k, the seller was prepped for the reality that his world’s nicest Spider Veloce might be a $35k hammer. This is not crazy, but you hope for more. RM must have given great counsel to this chap, who obviously set out a few years back with the intention of blowing his family fortune over-restoring what was then a $25k ride. You only do something like that if you want to keep it forever. Now it was for sale? I had two close Alfa buddies ask the exact same question regarding this Apple Green beauty: “Should I buy that car if it stalls around $40k? I’ve always liked them, and with the early cars selling for over $100k, why not consider this?” None of us were convinced that this car would do high estimate, but all clearly agreed that it was restored to a very high standard. In a room filled with experts, generally nothing gets robbed, although it was a late placement and you never know who would be left to bid so late on a Saturday night. The result was as mind numbing as listening to Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. This car gets my “Five-Star Anomaly” of the weekend. I have not gone to the Alfa Romeo boards to follow the chatter, but this result simply cannot be replicated in the Real World, and even Publisher Martin must be muttering to himself whilst weeping into a half-finished bottle of Pinot Noir. Can you restore one to this level for that much money? Well, sort of, but probably not, and it 36 1968 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT Series I, $214k at Gooding still doesn’t justify the result. Bought five years early and sold by the luckiest man on the peninsula. Espada Madness 1968 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT Series I, Lot 66, sold for $214,000 at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 17. I can feel the ire that is about to befall me from Donald Osborne, lover of all things bizarre, unusual and controversial. My opinions (see Aston Martin Lagonda a few issues back) seem to evoke the most primal reactions from classic-car nuts when I vehemently disagree with their taste. Please forward the next round of hate mail directly to Donald Osborne. I cannot fathom — even from the most well-heeled guy — why any- one with a modicum of taste, an ort of sensibility, would ever be seen in this car, let alone spend $214k for it. Here’s the punchline: I have a soft spot for Espadas, especially that of the Series III variety. Big Lambo V12, front-engine madness with great space for four like-minded road-trip maniacs. It’s the best-selling Lambo up to that period. The proportions are so absurd that the hood can be disguised as a snooker table. This car is yards of sheet metal bent in Bizarro World angles, but it works — except in metal-flake Baby Blue with magnifying-glass roof. I can clearly see why a second one of these was never ordered. To think that Aston Martin was making the DB6 and Ferrari was offering the 365 GT 2+2 when this spaceship landed. You wanna be cutting edge in 1968? Drive an Espada for the family grocery getter! Did I mention how awful it was in that color? The Porsche 911S painted in lacework white and pink that was everywhere on the peninsula is subtle compared with this Lambo. The catalog description, brilliantly Sports Car Market 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 1750, $121k at RM

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well bought — if you wanted to build this exact same thing but didn’t want to wait 24 months. This sale should bear zero reflection in Real World Aston Martin Mk III pricing. Pay what you want — but drive it 1962 Shelby AC Cobra, Lot 161, sold for $2,068,000 at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction on August 16. I spent an entire weekend that afternoon watching this car sell. This 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III, $440k at RM lot died more times than Wile E. Coyote, and it just kept coming back from the dead for one more tiny, tedious incremental bid. It seemed like each bid grew by 67 cents or so about 100 times during this sale. Nonetheless.... “Time capsule,” “ultra-rare barn find” or “Pebble Beach Post-War Originality” were three ways some people described this early Cobra. “Utterly useless,” “less-desirable 260 model” or “that’s one helluva expensive coffee table” were the cries coming from the other side of the aisle. This low-mileage, unused Shelby fostered more “Now what are you going do with it?” conversations than any other single lot this weekend. On the one hand, it is a one-of-a-kind, unmolested example of great American automotive history. On the other hand, it’s like owning a stolen Renoir. Now what are you going to do with it other than stare at it in the confines of your own home? Sold at essentially twice the high estimate — and at a price at which 1962 Shelby AC Cobra, $2m at Bonhams you could probably buy all three great driving examples of an AC Bristol, 289 Cobra and 427 Cobra — this sale made little sense to me. If this car is driven as it was meant to be, I’ll roll Carroll back over myself. This one fooled all of the pundits. TRC mystery 1957 Ferrari TRC, Lot 151, sold for $3,080,000 at Gooding & Company on August 18. Common questions regarding the purchase of any significant Ferrari — either privately or at an auction — generally go something like this: Has it been certified by Ferrari and does it have the Classiche blessing? Do the numbers match? Is it the original body? Does it have a pure continuous history? Has 1957 Ferrari TRC, $3m at Gooding written with massive detail to history, was apparently worth $140k on top of this $74k car. Extremely well represented and successfully sold for über money. Kate Winslet in a catsuit 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III, Lot 224, sold for $440,000 at RM on August 17. Presentation, presentation, presentation. Mk IIIs are beautiful, al- beit conservatively designed, cars. Think of Helen Mirren today at 68 years old, aging wonderfully and elegantly — we should all be so lucky. Now drop the stiff-upper-lip Brit pretense with our Aston, lose the bumpers, paint the body black with interior and wheels to match, upgrade the suspension, transmission, seats and engine. Now you’ve got a gorgeously shaped Kate Winslet in a menacing black leather catsuit — and ready to rock. Same model, same country — but stock versus hot rod — and the whole thing comes together magnificently. Watching this car sell proved that “market price” means nothing when you’ve got a car that’s as nicely turned out as this was. Marque specialists were involved in this restoration, and the pre- auction promotion was masterful. Sitting with a few folks in the trade — and having a customer on the phone who was interested — we all thought the high estimate of $225k was going to be slightly light. The think tank proved wrong. Take your “F” grade and rethink the project, gents. Great presenta- tion, perfect auction placement (just before the NART Spyder) and a one-off hot-rod example proved that you can get twice what something is worth if your taste appeals to a great many bidders. Well sold — and November 2013 it been fully serviced? Anything negative in its past? Has anything been modified from original? Who am I kidding? I get these questions from people when I’m sell- ing a 330 GT that needs total restoration as well. Anyway, enter Lot 151, a gorgeous, curvy epitome of what every slot car from the 1960s should look like — and what many Ferraristi would describe as bellissima. However, as one colleague said: “It’s sort of like a continuation replica built around the original frame, but it isn’t what it once was now, is it?” How did this car get such a pass from everyone? This car did not check all boxes and is the Antichrist to 99.9% of the Ferrari-buying public — who tend to scrutinize everything. This TRC killed people, was carved up like a coed in a slasher movie, had the wrong type of engine and transmission refitted many years later, and is — at best — a great tribute to something that it once was. Oh, and it sold for about a million dollars more than high estimate. Historians, dealers, brokers and collectors all underestimated the strength of what a Prancing Horse badge will do on the right curvy shape — especially when there were so few to begin with. It didn’t even have its books and tools. Bargains? What bargains? Chester Allen, my esteemed editor at SCM, asked me to write about the bargain car of the weekend for this story. I can’t really find something that was the “wow” deal of the weekend — at least when using price as the barometer. Last year, my post-Monterey piece was about bargains (November 2012, p. 30). In retrospect, those cars that were featured 12 months ago look like crazy steals now. But I suppose in relative fairness, the Ferrari 246 Dino, 330 GTC and 275 GTS offerings dipped a bit in pricing — as did some Porsche 356s. The real bargain may have been simple access and availability to some rides that are generally impossible to comp or duplicate. ♦ 37

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Legal Files John Draneas Thieves Know the Way to Monterey The bad guys discovered rich hunting grounds on the peninsula this year, but you don’t have to leave your collector car at home ing lot at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The Impala was described as the only all-correct matching-numbers example known to exist. The Impala failed to sell at a high bid of $150,000. It was then parked in the secure parking lot along with another 275 cars — right next to a 166 MM Ferrari. The Russo parking lot is located within a municipal parking lot at Fisherman’s Wharf. The Russo lot is fully fenced with temporary chain-link fencing and is patrolled 24 hours per day. The thieves took advantage of — or perhaps orchestrated — an altercation outside the other side of the lot between a very drunk antagonist and a passerby, which drew all of the Russo security guards to that end of the lot for a few minutes. While the guards were occupied, the Monterey’s acres of collector cars proved too tempting for thieves this year, but all is not lost M onterey Car Week is the closest we get to automotive nirvana. We have grown accustomed to the week’s three major problems: finding acceptable accommodations, finding enough time to do everything we want to do, and getting decent dinner reservations. This year, for the first time, another problem manifested itself — car thieves have discovered Monterey. Four collector cars were stolen during the weekend: two from Mecum, one from Russo and Steele, and one from a bed-and-breakfast parking lot in Pacific Grove. Coincidentally or ominously — we can’t tell which — they were all Chevrolets. A red, restored 1962 Corvette was stolen from a Pacific Grove bed- and-breakfast parking lot. The owner reported that he had taken the car when he went out to dinner. He returned to the B&B at 8:30 p.m. He worked pretty hard to park it in a small stall he had been using next to the building, where it was not visible from the main street and only slightly visible from the side street. He didn’t have any worries about the Corvette, as Pacific Grove is an extremely quiet small town with no theft concerns, and the car was pretty well hidden away. About 9:30 pm, another B&B guest who had gotten to know the owner returned from dinner, saw the owner, and asked where the Corvette was. Not having heard the car start, the owner figured the thieves pushed it out of the small tight parking lot and several blocks down the street toward the ocean before starting it. There were eight people eating dinner within 20 feet of the car, but none of them noticed anything. Mecum thefts Two cars were stolen from the Mecum lot at the Hyatt Regency on Del Monte Golf Course. The cars were a 1961 Chevy Impala restomod and a single-owner 1957 Bel Air that was unrestored and had been stored for the past 42 years. Both had failed to sell in the auction and were stored in the secure Mecum parking lot when they disappeared. “Legal Files” was unable to obtain additional information. Sophisticated theft at Russo In what seems to be a theft we could have seen in a movie, a 1961 Impala SS 409 convertible was stolen from the Russo and Steele park38 thieves took apart a section of the fence to get in, then replaced it to avoid detection. They hotwired the Impala and drove it out of the lot. They apparently knew that there were security cameras at the exit of the municipal lot that were trained on the driver’s side of cars exiting the lot. So they drove very wide at the exit, leaving the camera to photograph only the empty passenger’s seat. Corvette recovery In a huge surprise, the ’62 Corvette was recovered about two weeks later. A resident of San Jose (about 80 miles away) became suspicious when he noticed the Corvette parked near his house for about a week. He called his car-guy nephew, who had followed the Internet reports about the theft. At about 8 p.m., the nephew called the Corvette’s owner, who imme- diately hooked up his trailer and drove from the Sacramento area to San Jose, picking up the Corvette at about 2 a.m. The Corvette looked like it had been ridden hard and put away wet, with lots of dirt and scratches, but it was otherwise in good condition, except for the missing hard top. What were they thinking? You just gotta love the Internet. Internet reports and chat boards boiled and bubbled about the thieves’ motivations. The most popular theory was that, as this happened in California, the cars were already on a ship to be delivered to wealthy foreign collectors who didn’t care about their nefarious history. But that isn’t very plausible, as cars can’t be exported without title documentation, and making up phony titles and altering VINs would take quite a bit of time. The next-most-popular theory was that the cars were stolen for their parts and would be promptly dismantled. While that no doubt happens, it doesn’t make sense that it happened with these cars. Take the ’61 Impala, for example. It was billed as having all-original parts, which certainly makes it rather unique. However, the value to all of those original parts is that they are all installed in the original car. Take them out of that Impala, and they become nothing more than used parts of no special value, hardly worth going through all the trouble to steal these cars from secure auction lots in such a public setting. Many observers noted the fact that all three auction cars were no- sales, and some suggested that the owners should be suspected. 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auction cars. A different person owned each car. The odds seem near impossible that three separate owners all came up with the same idea, with two of them perhaps bumping into each other while “stealing” their cars in the same parking lot. Interestingly, none of these theories explains the Corvette, which now appears to have been stolen for an old-fashioned joy ride. Auction house responsibility Many online comments centered on the culpability of the auction companies. “Legal Files” loved the syrupy romantic reference to auctions as “sacred sites where car lovers come to make their dreams come true,” the seemingly simple logic that, if the cars got stolen, then the “secure” lots were definitely not secure, and the total confidence that the auction companies are fully responsible for the loss of these cars. All of these comments are, to use an old legal phrase, pure “poppycock.” The law requires only that the auction company take reasonable care to protect the cars from damage or theft. The key word here is “reasonable,” which is a relatively low-standard term. It is not an absolute guarantee that no loss will be suffered. After all, the auction company is not an insurance company. Looking back at the description of the Russo and Steele parking lot, it looks like they made a pretty good effort to protect the cars. What more could they have done? Put an armed guard inside each of the 275 cars? There is also the practical point to make — all of these owners will file claims with their insurance companies, which will cover the losses. It will then be up to the insurance companies to decide whether it is worth their effort to try to recoup their payments from the auction companies. The owners may never even know what happens in that regard. Takeaways Readers will no doubt wonder if these are just isolated incidents or if car thieves have now discovered the collector-car world. That is a fair question, but only time will be able to answer it. In the meantime, this is a great reminder that we should make sure that our car insurance is current. Most importantly, we should be sure that our cars are insured with appropriate agreed values to fully protect against loss. Take the ’61 Impala, for example. Numerous press reports stated that it was worth $220,000, but it was a no-sale at $150,000 bid at one of the premier auctions in the country. That opens up plenty of room for a spirited debate with a claims adjuster — if you have a traditional actual-loss policy. The same could be expected with the ’57 Bel Air. Its one-owner, un- restored status adds tremendous value, but an insurance adjuster could easily think that it wasn’t clean and shiny enough to be worth much. Owners of such cars can easily find themselves behind the times in another way. Unrestored cars have risen in value dramatically in the past few years, and agreed values set even just a year ago can be well under the current market. Readers should review their agreed values regularly, as they can’t argue for higher coverage after a loss occurs. Finally, I long ago learned an old racing saying: Never put a car on the track if you aren’t willing to walk away from it. Every time you race, you are taking the risk that the car might be destroyed in an uninsured racetrack crash. We should all bear in mind that some of that perspective also applies on the street. We don’t live in a risk-free world. Every time you take your car out of the garage, you take the risk that it might be damaged, destroyed or stolen. We must accept that simple reality. All we can do is keep them fully insured, be as careful as we can, and do the best we can and move on when the unthinkable happens. Or we can just never take them out of the garage, which would be the bigger tragedy. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. November 2013 39

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Lessons from Monterey and London Now — more than ever — is the time to pay for the best and leave the rest 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder — providing a master class on How to Sell Your Car Successfully the thrills and spills on road and track which keep coachbuilders and mechanics in business and their offspring in college. All this is what makes our world go around. Most headlines have inevitably focused on the auction sales totals Y and not much else: Up from last year, the highest turnover ever, and no end seemingly in sight. Look a bit closer, though, and the picture is more nuanced. Sure, the GDP of a banana republic changed hands over the Monterey weekend, but the overall percentage of cars sold compared with those offered was down. Anyone with a vested interest in the classic-car market should take note: The tide is high, and now — more than ever — is the time to pay for the best and leave the rest. Just because others don’t know any better doesn’t mean we all have to jump on the bandwagon. As one trusted friend in the business said while reflecting on the non-stop barrage of nonsense coming from every direction, “It’s as though the idiots have taken over.” It’s still about driving In the brief moments of respite from non-stop auctions, new and not- so-new car launches (the poor old Gallardo is beginning to resemble an endless “Rocky” franchise) and the serious business of judging other people’s pride and joys, the Pebble Beach Tour down to glorious Big Sur and back reminded us that cars are actually for driving — preferably with some panache. The racing at Laguna Seca rekindled the ambitions of youth — at least those which can be enjoyed with your clothes on. My flight back to Europe had barely touched down before it was time for a rather more Old World celebration of the motorcar — the unapologetically exclusive St. James Concours of Elegance in London. Note the replacement of “de” with its Anglicized equivalent to un- derline this event’s very British character. Semantics aside, the sight of 60 of the world’s most beautiful automobiles laid out beneath the walls of a 500-year-old royal palace in central London brought out admiring crowds and nervous insurers. Watching debonair concours patron Prince Michael of Kent, who could have walked straight off a 1920s Hollywood film set, climb 40 ou could fill a small novel with all the back stories of the past month: showdowns in the auction room; the hopes, triumphs and tragedies of well-heeled concours entrants; the trophies which, as always, were unjustly awarded to someone else; and aboard the rakish Bentley “Blue Train” Speed Six coupe built for young company chairman and man-about-town Woolf Barnato and gun it down The Mall toward Buckingham Palace, brought applause from the public and a sense of pride from any Brit present who knows his Bentleys from his BMWs. That Speed Six, now owned by SCMer Bruce McCaw, roamed these same streets 80 years ago. Backstage at closing time the royal garden doubled for a used-car lot as a Duesenberg tow-started a Hispano-Suiza (don’t tell Her Majesty who left muddy tire tracks across her pristine lawn), five men tried in vain to push start a recalcitrant pre-war Aston, and a lawyer contorted himself in the co-driver’s seat of his client’s Porsche 917K — only to have a dirty jump battery placed on his lap and a fire extinguisher on top of that before the tiny door was pushed closed against his head and the 230-mph Le Mans winner snarled ferociously out into the London traffic — British trade plates dangling nonchalantly from the rear bodywork. You could put this scene down to Mad Dogs and Englishmen, but the Porsche owner is Brazilian. It’s handy to have your lawyer in the glovebox when blasting past Harrods in a multi-colored racer on slicks with straight-through exhausts. Three keys to sure-fire success The weekend rounded off last night with yet another auction, held just a few miles away in the less salubrious surroundings of Battersea, known appropriately enough for its stray-dogs home. With the exception of a tired Lotus Esprit body shell equipped with scuba equipment, should you wish to drive underwater like its first owner, James Bond (and you thought a Grand Prix Mercedes was unusable?), the bidders appeared neither shaken nor stirred. Clearly the three lessons of How to Sell Your Car Successfully had been forgotten since the NART Spyder owner gave a master class in Monterey: First, make sure it’s the only one available in the world, and that it’s something people actually want. Second, check you’ve owned it from new — and the longer the bet- ter. So, 46 years is good, 46 months isn’t and 46 weeks don’t count, so LaFerrari owners needn’t read any further. Most important, donate all the proceeds to charity. Religious sects don’t count, and the more worthy people who benefit, the better. Follow those simple steps and I guarantee you’ll hit the jackpot. Easy, no? ♦ Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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Ferrari Profile 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder From the moment RM announced that they had consigned the NART, questions filled the air by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1967–68 Number produced: 10 Original list price: $15,000 Current SCM Valuation: $9,000,000– $11,500,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000–$3,500 Distributor caps: $450, two needed Chassis #: Right front chassis rail by top of shock mount, plate on right inner fender Engine #: Right side near starter motor, back of block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives:1960–63 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB, 1956–61 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1956–57 Jaguar XK-SS SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 10709 Engine number: 10709 L uigi Chinetti recognized the viability of sporty open cars in the American market. The 250 GT SWB California Spyder in particular proved itself a resounding success. But whereas the 4-cam’s predecessor — the 275 GTB — offered a Spyder variant, the wind-in-your-hair alternative to the 275 GTB/4 was a 330 GTS. As such, the 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder was born of a direct request from Luigi Chinetti to Ferrari. NART stands for North American Racing Team, the American face of Ferrari’s racing efforts. They were one of endurance racing’s most successful teams, with drivers that included the Rodriguez Brothers, Bob Grossman, Masten Gregory, Phil Hill, Jean Guichet and many others. Lending the NART name to the new car and embellishing it with a NART badge made it unique in Ferrari history. This new model was unlike anything Ferrari had built before. Road & Track magazine called it “the most satisfying sports car in the world” and featured it on their cover. The NART Spider was an open-top version of a 275 GTB/4. The powerful lines of the car were a welcome change from the rather demure 275 and 330 GTS. With over 300 horsepower, a 4-cam, 3.2-liter V12 fed from six Weber carburetors, a 5-speed gearbox, and 4-wheel independent suspension, the car had the performance to back up its styling. Only 10 NART Spyders were built, and not all of them were equal. Some were built in alloy and some in steel. 44 Some were originally built up as an open-top model and others were built from converted coupe panels. The first NART chassis was raced very successfully at Sebring, and it was later featured in the Steve McQueen film “The Thomas Crown Affair.” Another NART was ordered new by McQueen after he filmed the movie. This particular car was originally finished in Azzurro Metallizzato (Metallic Blue). A recent inspection confirmed the exceptional condition of the car and how well it has been preserved over the course of its life. The body lines are excellent, and the car’s presentation is thoroughly correct. It runs and drives nicely, pulling through the gears with tremendous power and stopping without issue. 10709’s exceptional purity, matching numbers, and one-owner history makes it unique among NARTs — and particularly desirable. 10709’s offering at auction is quite simply an unrepeatable — and almost unbelievable — opportunity. SCM Analysis This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder, Lot 225, sold for $27,500,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Monterey Auction on August 17, 2013. The bidding opened at $10,000,000, immediately fol- lowed by $16,000,000, $17,000,000, and $20,000,000. From there the bids slowly upped to $25,000,000 before it hammered sold. Add buyer’s fees, and the total was an astounding $27,500,000 — the highest auction sale of any 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Spyder Lot 37, s/n 09437 Condition 2+ Sold at $3,960,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/05 SCM# 38910 1954 Mercedes-Benz W-196 Lot 320, s/n W1960100000654 Condition 3- Sold at $29,496,308 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/12/13 SCM# 226881 1957 Ferrari 250 TR Lot 18, s/n 0666TR Condition 1- Sold at $16,360,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183103 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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production car ever. The moment was stunning and a fitting middle to a story that has had the Ferrari community buzzing for months. Eddie Smith’s legacy From the moment RM announced that they had consigned a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder for their August Monterey sale, questions filled the air. The well-known 10709 had been in the hands of one family from new. People wanted to know why the family would sell it, how much it was worth, and who would buy it. The speculation was the topic of many Ferrari conversations, and the answers are utterly fascinating. Eddie Smith was a larger-than-life-personality who left an orphan- age at 18 with little more than the shirt on his back. He left the world 70 years later with a fortune that included a loving family, a network of friends and a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder that he had bought when it was brand new. Eddie and his Ferraris were a common sight at Southeast Ferrari events. He wasn’t a regular, but he showed up enough that you knew Eddie and the car. He was easy to get to know, and you soon knew his son — Eddie Jr. — also shared Eddie’s appreciation of cars. When Eddie Sr. passed, the NART went to the family’s airplane hangar, and it appeared that Eddie Jr. would be the caretaker for life. It turns out that besides an appreciation for cars, Eddie Jr. also inherited his father’s gift of paying things forward. Senior was a bit of a philanthropist who was known to share his good fortune with his community. Eddie Jr. and the family decided that the NART had brought so much joy to Eddie Sr. and the people he had shared it with that it should be passed to a new home. Eddie Sr. had left his family a thriving business and more money than they could ever spend. The NART Spyder was a lucky investment that had compounded into a second fortune. The family decided to celebrate Eddie Sr.’s life by donating the proceeds of his luck to worthy causes that included the orphanage where Eddie had grown up. Paying it forward at RM It sounds weird, but there are a lot of people on this planet who can afford a $27.5m car; however, few of them want a $27.5m car. There were at least three bidders left at the $20,000,000 mark, with one being SCM scribe and dealer extraordinaire Simon Kidston, who was bidding for a European client. I’m told the bidding had passed their prearranged ceiling when a quick conference yielded a green light to keep on bidding. Bidding was increasing in million-dollar intervals when luck gave the $25,000,000 bid to Kidston’s client. Kidston made the bid, and the car was theirs. Was the car worth the money? The answer is no. The general opinion put the value generously in the high teens — in increments of a million dollars. Kidston’s client was well aware of the actual value, yet he still kept bidding. It seems he also knew the value of paying it forward. Although RM made it clear that the proceeds would go to charity and the buyer would get no tax benefit from the purchase, that apparently was no deterrent to this client. He recognized that his money would benefit hundreds — if not thousands — of people and that the premium he paid would benefit many more. Eddie Smith would have been proud of his family and flattered by his notoriety. He also would have been appreciative of the generosity of others. Everyone came out a winner on this one, especially the people the money will help. The winning bidder got the added benefit of acquiring one of the most important cars in the world — a treasure he will certainly enjoy. It was an evening that will be remembered for a long time. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) November 2013 45

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Ferrari Profile The Market-Moving Ferraris in Monterey While most conversations about Ferraris in Monterey open with the NART Spyder that sold at $27.5m, I’ll leave it to Steve Ahlgrim to analyze that sale on the preceding pages. Instead, let’s look at the “all-in” numbers on some Ferrari sales that I found of interest — and reflect on what they mean for the market. Supercars reach new highs The 288-F40-F50-Enzo supercar set is obviously the flavor of the month, making prices in Monterey that would have been beyond impossible a year ago. 1990 F40 s/n 86658 sold for a staggering $1,150,000, while 288 GTO s/n 55669 sold for an even more staggering $1,512,500. While 1990 F40 s/n 86658 had only 2,900 miles, the 1990–91 F40s have always sold well below the prices of the 1992s, reinforcing the high-sale price point here. As for 288 GTO s/n 55669, it was immaculately detailed by its long-term dealer- owner, but with 34,000 miles on the clock, it’s an all-new price point for a “used car.” Although FXX Evoluzione s/n 145369 did not sell, it’s not street-legal, so it’s a very expensive track toy. It was the user-friendly, streetable supercars that were hot. The Enzo-era cars pause for breath Moving to the Enzo-era GT cars, prices doubled or tripled in less than two years, but at Monterey prices settled down. I noted 250 PF Cab Series I, s/n 2863, selling for $1.1m, 250 PF Cab s/n 1939 selling for $1,292,500, 250 Lusso s/n 5471 selling for $924k (but fitted with a 275 GTB engine) and Lusso s/n 5537 selling for $1,386,000. All were in line with recent private sales. 275 GTS s/n 7331 sold for $990,000, again merely holding its place in the price structure. After doubling in price in the past year, the 246 Dinos have settled into their current price range with 246 GTS s/n 8274 (with “chairs and flares”) selling for a marketcorrect $473k and 246 GTS s/n 8500 selling for $390k, while 246 GTS s/n 7808 sold for $396,000. No Dino explosion this year in Monterey. The 330-365 GTCs have also paused after doubling in the past year, with 330 GTC s/n 10745 selling for $418,000 and 365 GTC s/n 12203 selling for $759,000 at RM. Bonhams sold s/n 10105 for $467k and s/n 9125 for $550k, both market-correct sales. 330 GTC s/n 11517 (a multiple Platinum winner) showed that collectors will really step up for the best, and it sold for a stunning $946k at Gooding & Company, while 365 GTC s/n 12191 did not sell. Daytonas moved modestly up the price ladder, with s/n 13361 selling for $583,000 at RM. Gooding sold s/n 12561 for $517k and RM sold s/n 16691 for a stunning $770,000. All were great cars, with the U.S. prototype, s/n 12561, having just finished a recent restoration, while s/n 16691 had been on the show circuit for the last eight years and is still ready to show. The big surprise in the Enzo-era GT cars were the 365 GTC/4s, which have languished in the $125k range for years. 365 GTC/4, s/n 14455, sold for a stunning $275k, and s/n 15635 sold for $225k at RM, a big move up the price ladder for a previously unloved V12. Just used cars The market moves in fits and starts, as first one model and then another starts attracting the attention of collectors. I would have to say that the street-legal supercars — the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo — represent the “gee, why didn’t I buy a few of those last year” winners in Monterey. And bottom-feeders who have loved their C/4s all these years, and viewed them as the last great V12 bargains, were suddenly vindicated and hailed as “those smart guys who knew which dark horse to put their bets on.” Now, on to Scottsdale. ♦ — Michael Sheehan 46 Sports Car Market

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English Profile 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Le Mans When you’ve got it right, the shift is a joy and the lever snicks between ratios like a well-oiled counterweight by Paul Hardiman Details Year produced: 1929–31 Number produced: 50 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $1.2m to $6m Tune-up cost: $400 Chassis #: Engine side of firewall Engine #: On right engine bearer Club: Bentley Drivers Club More: www.bdcl.org Alternatives: 1928–35 Mercedes-Benz SS Tourer 1931–34 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1931–35 Bugatti Type 51 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: MS3944 Engine number: MS3941 T he “Blower” Bentley is one of the most masculine, muscular and sporting motorcars ever built. While some companies hid their superchargers behind the radiator grille, the Bentley wears it right out front, and that statement alone says it all about the car and its creators. First shown at the 1929 London Motor Show, it was developed as a private venture by “Bentley Boy” Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin in order to extract more performance from the proven 4½ Litre model, which was becoming outclassed by its rivals on the racetracks of Europe. His aim was to produce a British car that would enable British drivers to continue to win races as spectacularly as the 4½ Litre that had won the 1928 Le Mans 24-Hour race. The supercharger installation was engineered by Amherst Villiers. W.O. Bentley never supported the development of the supercharged car, preferring to increase engine capacity, as evidenced by the 6½ and 8 Litre cars. W.O. did not hold the purse strings, however, and Bentley Motors built 50 production supercharged 4½ Litre Bentleys to support the homologation of five Birkin team cars. Birkin took 2nd place in the French Grand Prix at Pau with his supercharged 4½ Litre tourer amid a field of monoposto GP racers. When Birkin campaigned his Blower at Le Mans in 1930, his car retired after 138 laps and almost 20 hours of racing. But in an incredibly heroic effort, he passed the leading 7-liter supercharged Mercedes driven by Rudolf Caracciola on the Hunaudieres Straight. The pass at 125 mph shocked Caracciola and caused him to overstress the Mercedes engine in efforts to keep up with the Bentleys. This effort and the continual Bentley pressure caused the Mercedes to fail and with- 48 draw from the race with a blown gasket. Birkin therefore eased the way for the Works Speed Six to win the marque’s final Le Mans victory until this century — on the way setting the fastest lap and breaking the lap record at 89.696 mph. Despite representing the epitome of “Boys Own” motoring and providing the heart and soul of the hobby, selling the requisite 50 cars that had needed to be built in the dire economic climate of the late 1920s proved hard work for Bentley Motors. As a result of this, not all were sporting tourers, and 17 were delivered as drophead coupes or closed saloon cars. In the words of recognized marque historian Dr. Clare Hay, MS3944 is a “rarity among rarities,” as it is one of only three of the 50 production supercharged Bentleys recorded on the factory build sheets as a Le Mans chassis — the others being SM3918 and MS3937. It was delivered to its first owner in the U.K. with a lightweight Le Mans-specification, 2-door, 4-seater Vanden Plas body, finished in gray, with gray leather. In 1932, the car passed to Garner & Lee of London, and then on to C.B. Myers of London’s Finchley Road. Service records note the cancellation of its guarantee: “Owner going to America.” Myers clearly moved to the U.S. and took his Blower with him. In 1938, it became the property of Canadian William K Johnson, of Winnipeg, for $500. By November that year, Johnson and some local friends decided to rebuild the Bentley, replacing the body from the firewall back with a sporty two-seater, metal-skinned body that it has worn ever since. From Johnson, the car stayed in Canadian ownership until 1946, when it came on to the radar of one of D. Cameron Peck’s car sleuths. In the ’40s, Peck was building what would become one of the foremost pioneering col- 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans Team Car Lot 20, s/n KM3088 Condition 3- Sold at $6,050,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209413 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Semi Le Mans Lot 16, s/n MF3153 Condition 2- Sold at $2,750,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/13 SCM# 215579 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre “Blower” Lot 134, s/n SM3916 Condition 3- Not sold for $7,000,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209488 Sports Car Market Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonahms

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lections of historic automobiles, and the Bentley joined from J. Gordon Edington in April 1946. In 1952, citing health reasons, Peck disposed of a large part of his collection, including MS3944, which passed to Sidney Brody of Los Angeles. Four years later, the car returned to the East Coast, to Pennsylvania vintage Bentley collector William “Bill” Klein, and shortly after this it was offered for sale at Inskip’s dealership on East 64th Street in New York City. It was bought by Charles R.J. Noble, a former president of the Bentley Drivers Club Northeast Region of the U.S., who owned at various times four Blower Bentleys. Within the past decade, it has been exercised regularly on the quiet country roads of New England, and it competed at the inaugural “Ascent” Hill Climb event tied in with the Elegance at Hershey in 2011, driven by one of Charles Noble’s sons. Dr. Hay has recently completed a comprehensive report on the car and noted that MS3944 “looks to be untouched since it was rebuilt by Mr. Johnson around 1938/39.” Interestingly, she notes, “the large-diameter Jaeger rev counter is similar to that fitted to the Birkin Team cars,” while “the large-diameter Smiths oil pressure and boost gauges are as Birkin practice” and “the drip feed oiler for the supercharger is the same as those fitted to the Birkin cars.” SCM Analysis This car, Lot 152, sold for $4,647,500, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale in Carmel, CA, on August 16, 2013. In a year when world records have been falling like flies, this is yet a new standard. This was part of Bonhams’ 16th Annual Carmel auction and a resounding success with a near 90% sale-through rate and $32.7 million realized. Originality has become the must-have to serious collectors, and this car, MS3944, retains its original numbered chassis, engine (MS3941), supercharger (144), axles and steering box — as well as its original numbered hood, firewall, radiator and instrumentation. It runs a D Type close-ratio gearbox (7255) as original spec, if possibly not the original hardware. Dr. Hay’s opinion is that the team car pattern seats, fold-flat windshield and aero screens, front and rear fenders and some of the instruments were all retained when the car was rebuilt in 1938. In Bentley terms, this makes it an exceptionally original car — aside from the 75-year-old body, but a Bentley with its original body is the exception rather than the rule. Going rate for an average, almost certainly rebodied 4½ in the U.K. is £400k–£450k ($600k–$700k). If it’s supercharged, probably twice that, and if it was one of the original 50 supercharged cars, probably twice that again — about the same as a 4½ Litre Le Mans team car. (Blowers, sadly, for all their spiff, never actually won very much). Remember this is one of three Le Mans-spec cars built in period. SCM’s Donald Osborne was on the ground at Quail and actually saw the car, commenting: “Excellent bodywork. Shiny paint shows some alligatoring, rubs and general signs of aging, but is consistent. Great brightwork. Beautiful patina on seats.” Sensibly, it had an electric cooling fan but retains the standard magneto, and the center throttle, which many owners change to a right-handed gas pedal because they can’t get on with the “back-to-front layout.” This was refreshing. Great on the road These are simply marvelous old buses to drive — once you’ve acclimatized to the pedal layout and the heavy, non-synchromesh gear change. When you’ve got it right, the shift is a joy and the lever snicks between ratios like a well-oiled counterweight. When you’ve mastered that, try double-declutching down a couple of ratios while also signaling by hand that you’re about to turn at a junction. Hours of entertainment…. Then, of course, there’s the famous “bloody thump” from the big “4” — these things are immensely torquey and surprisingly quick even in 3 Litre form. As 4½s, there’s more oomph and the blower makes it all more fizzy and exciting. Star of the show brings the bucks Osborne added: “Wonderfully documented and ooz- ing presence, this was the star of the sale. During the preview it attracted endless attention. Charles Noble’s son was with the car all through the preview, answering questions and presenting it and it was taken out on a number of test drives, which served to entertain all within earshot. I loved the car, thought it to be quite neat.” And, yes, being on hand to answer questions does always win confidence for buyers — other sellers, please note. So one very original Blower plus one-family owned for 55 years equaled spirited bidding in the sales room and on the telephones, driving the winning private European buyer to pay $4,647,500, resulting in a new record for a production blower Bentley. Was it priced right? Compare it with one of the most untouched of the 50 “Blowers” — one of the three original boattails — that was priced aggressively and failed to sell to a $7m offer at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach sale in 2012. Also consider that the 1929 Birkin Blower single- seater 4½ Litre brought $7.9m at Bonhams’ 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed sale — and is currently the subject of a dispute as to whether H.M. Government will let such a work of art out of the U.K. — the same government that hosts the Elgin Marbles… oops. So, I have to agree with the esteemed Mr. Osborne when he concluded: “This is one of the most charismatic Bentleys and was worth every penny paid — maybe even a bit of a bargain.” ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) November 2013 49

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione We most often want to see how the car looked at its most important historical moment by Donald Osborne Details Year produced: 1948 Number produced: Three (Competizione) Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $2,500,0000– $4,000,000 Tune-up cost: $950 Distributor caps: $250 (Bosch equivalent) Chassis #: On bulkhead Engine #: Intake side of block Club: Registro Internazionale Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 More: www.6c2500.org Alternatives: 1948–50 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta, 1953 Lancia D20, 1947–53 Maserati A6GCS, 1947–54 Cisitalia 202MM Coupé Aerodinamico SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 920002 Engine number: 921002 successful chemical manufacturer, Rol was an avid sportsman who successfully raced a variety of automobiles during the late 1940s and early 1950s. On May 2, 1948, 920002 made its competition debut B at Italy’s most famous road race, the grueling Mille Miglia. But the new Alfa Romeo’s first appearance at the Mille Miglia proved to be a disappointment, as the car failed to finish its maiden race. It was next entered in the Coppa delle Dolomiti to an impressive 5th overall, 1st in class result. 920002 began the 1949 season on March 19 at the Targa Florio in Sicily. Rol maintained a commanding lead until a broken fuel line took them to a 2nd-place finish. On April 24, 1949, the Alfa returned to Brescia for the Mille Miglia. Against 300 other cars, Rol and Richiero drove to a class win and 3rd overall behind two Ferraris. The 1950 season kicked off at the Targa Florio on April 2, and 920002 managed a 2nd in class and 6th overall — a strong result for a car in its third season of active racing. Despite serious opposition from a host of new sports cars, the 6C 2500 Competizione remained competitive well into the 1951 season. In July 1951, Rol sold 920002 to Denis Spagnol and shipped it to Switzerland through Lausanne. During his ownership, Spagnol entered the Alfa Romeo in local sporting events and modified the grille by fitting wide vertical bars and auxiliary driving lights. In October 1953, Jean Charles Munger of Thônex, Switzerland, purchased the Alfa and continued to race it. During this time it was treated to a 50 uilt in the Alfa Corse workshops between 1946 and 1948, this 6C 2500 Competizione, chassis number 920002, was originally sold to Franco Rol of Torino, Italy. An Italian aristocrat turned general refurbishment and the front grille was further modified in the style of the classic Ferrari egg crate. In November 1954, the 6C was sold to Swiss car col- lector Michel Dovaz, the proprietor of a successful printing business. For nearly three decades, 920002 remained hidden away in Dovaz’s chateau outside of Paris. Over the years, the Alfa Romeo was joined by an astonishing number of rare and important cars, including several Bugattis, Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys. In the 1980s, Dovaz’s collection gained fame follow- ing the publication of Sleeping Beauties, which depicted the elegant decay of his motorcar collection. In 1984, just as the Dovaz collection was being relocated to a more discreet setting, the 6C 2500 Competizione was pulled from storage and Club Alfa Romeo de France was given the opportunity to prepare the historic car to run the Mille Miglia Retrospective. In 1995, Belgian Alfa Romeo specialist Raoul San Giorgi bought 920002, marking the first ownership transfer in over 40 years. From there, the 6C 2500 Competizione was sold to Nicholas Springer but eventually returned to Mr. San Giorgi. Since 2005, 920002 has been a part of an exclusive private collection in Washington state. The current owner, who is both a knowledgeable collector and a world-renowned restorer, maintains a deep appreciation for the finest Italian sports cars and has developed a particular affinity for the Alfa Romeo marque. Over the past two decades, he has restored many important sports cars, from pre-war Alfa Romeos to 250 Ferraris, and his exceptional work has been awarded with countless accolades at the leading concours d’elegance. Significantly, he executes all the mechanical work on his cars. 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Lot 144, s/n 915030 Condition 2 Not sold at $900,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/13 SCM# 215652 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica Lot 57, s/n 915080 Condition 1Sold at $748,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/10 SCM# 159996 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Lot 147, s/n 815092 Condition 4 Not sold at $1,300,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/09 SCM# 142065 Sports Car Market Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 114, sold for $4,840,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach sale on August 18, 2013. As competition resumed after World War II, Alfa Romeo looked forward to the opportunity to assert its strengths once more in the temporary absence of its German competitors. With the well-developed 6C 2500 model from the late pre- and early-war period once again in production in the newly rebuilt factory, it was time to go racing. The Alfa factory race cars of this period are much sought-after, as almost none have survived. It is also quite easy to create replicas, using newly built chassis and the mechanicals from the largely unloved Freccia d’Oro factory-bodied two-door. Our subject car has an uninterrupted history from new — and the benefit of having been cast aside into long-term storage in a very famous collection. Having been in the legendary “Sleeping Beauties” hoard of Michel Dovaz from 1954 until the mid-1990s, there could be no doubt of its authenticity. It can be argued that a “proper” restoration represents a vehicle at a very specific point in time. I say “proper” because it is possible to combine aspects and components from varying periods in a car’s life in a single restoration. It is common in Italy to see traces of doorways, arches and windows spanning centuries on a single “restored” facade. However, that is rarely desired in a car, as we most often want to see how the car looked at its most important historical moment. To do anything else results in something far worse than a re-creation — a strange historical pastiche. Bringing the car back When the seller purchased this Alfa, it had been generally well preserved and at- tractively restored in most aspects. Nevertheless, it represented a challenge for him, a well-known and highly regarded collector and restorer known for his meticulous nature and almost obsessive concern for details. From the time of its discovery in the Dovaz Collection, the car had first undergone a somewhat casual refurbishment at the hands of the French Alfa Club to prepare it for the 1984 Mille Miglia Storica. Its actual restoration began with its sale in 1995 and ran through four changes of hands between three owners on two continents for the next decade. Tracing the various changes and adaptations this car endured during its period competition days, post-exhumation refurbishment and restoration became a project in itself. When the car was first brought back into public view in 1984, the well-meaning folks who worked on it had little idea what was correct or original — or even which period of the car’s past they wished to recapture. They simply wanted to get it running and on the road as quickly as they could. There is no doubt that this car suffered accident damage while racing, and it has worn at least three different grille configurations in the course of its existence. As an example, when purchased by the seller, the shape of the grille was still not right, and it wore incorrect headlights that were larger than the originals. Fitting the appropriate, smaller-diameter lights meant correcting the profile of the curve of the front fenders to flow correctly to the lamps. In previous stages of the restoration, portions of the bodywork on the front and rear that had been bodged for years were cut away and replaced with panels created to match the originals as seen in the 1949 Mille Miglia. The seller was able to obtain many of the original pieces that had been removed from the car during restoration, and they form an invaluable look into the life and history of the Alfa. The doors, hood, rear and inner structure of the Alfa are the original panels that left Portello in 1949. The car had also lost its original engine, which was reunited with the chassis in the final stages of the restoration. A great story The quality and correctness of the work was seen in the 2nd in Class award it won at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2005, where it may have only missed out on a 1st in Class prize thanks to a failed brake-light switch. All the original documents and bits and pieces have gone to the new owner — including the key fob from the 1949 Targa Florio. This is a fabulous example of a car with a story — but in this case, it’s a great one. It demonstrates dramatically how far the sources for research have deepened in the past decade — and how important it is to either do that work or to buy a car from someone who has done it. It pays dividends not only in what we know about a car, but in how it is restored and preserved for the future. Well bought and appropriately sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) November 2013 51 David Tomaro

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Professional inside, amateur outside By Robert Cumberford W 2 hen people talk about pro-am events, they’re usually thinking golf. But we can safely apply the term to this sole remaining example of Alfa Romeo’s initial postWorld War II competition car. Ignore the 158 Alfetta grand prix racers; those were pre-war efforts. There can be no questioning the professionalism of Alfa’s engineers, whether they were concerned with chassis or body. But there’s no doubt that the body engineers were rank amateurs when they shaped this goofy-looking coupe. It’s gawky, awkward — almost ugly. But consider that this factory bodywork withstood multiple Mille Miglias and Targa Florios without tumbling to bits. That’s highly professional body structure engineering. The body styling, how- ever, is woefully amateur. While the front fender profiles are elegant, their integration into the overall form is just clunky, especially at the inter- section of fender, door, A-pillar and cowl. There appears to be a flush door covering the fuel filler on the right rear fender — a quite modern touch — but the door-window sill not aligning with the base of the quarter window is actually shocking. Suffice to say that this car is the product of non-stylists trying to fuse past and future trends in a transitional period for design. It isn’t pretty, but it is fascinating, and as a factory racer, historically important. ♦ 12 52 11 10 Sports Car Market 5 1 3 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The rear fenders recall the Chevy pickup pieces used on Max Balchowsky’s Old Yeller I. 2 This tiny door must have presented the driver with some tough ergonomic problems in just trying to get in and out. 3 The extension of the A-pillar downward and the total separation of the cowl from the cabin recall cars of the 1920s and early 1930s. 4 Mottled refractions imply toughened — not laminated — safety glass, making the car vulnerable to showers of 7 gravel from competitors. Not ideal for the Targa. 5 The nicely shaped fender is pulled out to accommodate a lamp, resulting in a strange surface all around the lens. 6 The grille perimeter is very much like that of the Alfetta, reduced in height, but what could have been beautiful with vertical bars is made clumsy with these horizontals. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Not quite as abrupt as the good Doktor Kamm would have liked it, this shape’s airflow is probably turbulent from a point just forward of the trunk-lid cut. 8 The culminating point of all the surface awkwardness is here, where integration of conflicting surfaces is simply not resolved. 9 The bullet front fender owes something to wheel pants on fast fixed-gear airplanes, but even in this view, the surface distortion around the lamps is perceptible. 10 Typical of the times, the ground clearance is extreme by our standards, but the body shape descends much farther than on, say, Touring Ferrari barchettas. 11 Note that the straight doorwindow sill line is higher than the dipped front corner of the quarter light. One wonders if there was ever a drawing, or did it “just happen”? 12 It’s hard to imagine what they’re for, but these four slots do recall those around the grilles of countless wonderfully styled Alfas — before and after this one. Bravo. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) No styling errors here. The 8 cockpit is classically Italian, a blend of beauty and functionality. The three-spoke steering wheel with thumb cutouts at the end of the horizontal spokes is magnificent, and the S-curved shift lever is charmingly quaint. Just one look at the ensemble makes one want to drive this car. 9

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German Profile Column Author 1956 Porsche 356 1500 Carrera Speedster There are only 154 Carrera Speedsters. Perhaps the future will show that this example was simply bought early by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: Pre-A Speedsters 1954–55; Carrera Speedsters 1955–59 Number produced: Pre-A Carrera Speedsters, 15 Original list price: $3,817 Current SCM Valuation: $500k–$650k Tune-up cost: $3,750 Distributor caps: Two are needed; original $500, reproduction $350 Chassis #: Stamping in trunk above spare tire hole; plate beside gas tank on passenger’s side; tag on A-pillar driver’s side Engine #: Under fan boss on driver’s side Club: 356 Registry, Porsche Club of America More: www.356registry.org, www.pca.org Alternatives: 1959–62 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, 1955 Austin-Healey 100S, 1954–57 Jaguar XK 140 MC SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 81072 Engine number: 90529 • A rare and desirable matching-numbers early 4-cam Speedster • Believed to be the eighth pre-A Carrera Speedster produced • Period SCCA competition history • Believed to have just 20,000 miles from new • Fantastically restored by some of the marque’s best • 4-cam engine prepared by Bill Doyle SCM Analysis This car, Lot 43, sold for $1,485,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Gooding and Company auction at Pebble Beach, CA, on August 17, 2013. Let’s cut to the conclusion right up front and say that this Carrera was extremely well sold. How did that happen? There was a lot to like about this car, and Gooding’s usual excellent research and catalog write-up explained it all. First, it was in the sweetest of sweet spots for a Porsche 356 — the intersection of Speedster and 4-cam Carrera engine. Those two segments have been the most rapidly appreciating among all 356s. Combine them and the result here was explosive. Additionally, factory records indicate that this car was the eighth Carrera Speedster built. Second, the car reportedly had all its original body panels, bumpers, wheels, and its Kardex (factory build sheet) matching-numbers engine and gearbox. The owner and auction house believed the odometer reading of just 20,000 miles, which would help confirm the originality. Third, the car was restored both mechanically and 54 cosmetically — by some of the very best names in the business. Angelo Pino was credited with the bodywork and paint. Billy Doyle rebuilt the intricate 4-cam Type 547 engine. Jon Bunin did the gearbox. Agustin Vidaurri at Autos International did the interior. Bill Perrone did the final assembly. That lineup is all-star in the Porsche world. Fourth, the car had a very limited early race history, but some is much better than none. You already know that I think this purchase was over the top. What, you ask, would I recommend for someone considering this car? We have some insight into that, inasmuch as three people asked me to look at this car for them before the auction. The preferred procedure is a litany that SCM readers all know, but let’s review: Pre-A Carreras less desirable First, this Speedster was a late continuation build of the so-called “pre-A” 356, assembled in December 1955. Thus, it was a model before the more advanced 356A that was introduced as a 1956 model. Quick and easy research will reveal that the pre-A suspension is derivative of Volkswagen technology, and the car handles substantially less capably than later 356s. In the pecking order of Carrera Speedsters, this model is the bottom of the food chain, although it is nonetheless a pretty exclusive food chain (see sidebar). Second, the named craftsmen who worked on the car could have been approached. While Pino is deceased, the others were available and easy to locate and contact. Had that been done, the finding would have been that the car was not universally endorsed. 1954 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster Lot 1027E, s/n 80665 Condition 1 Not sold at $2,700,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/19/05 SCM# 38983 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster Lot 346, s/n 82243 Condition 2- Not sold at $167,500 Brooks, Carmel, CA, 8/18/00 SCM# 10408 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster Lot 60, s/n 82879 Condition 3+ Not sold at $156,500 Christie’s, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/98 SCM# 14754 Sports Car Market Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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Third, there are a goodly number of qualified marque experts who could have been asked to inspect and evaluate this Speedster in person. What an adviser might have said was that some of the trim was re- production, the number on the engine lid was not findable — probably obscured by heavy paint — some edges were a tad ragged and Bondo was clearly present inside a couple of panels. Most importantly, the car was pretty fulsomely coated in plastic filler. It is a well-accepted fact that Pino specialized in excellent metalwork with lead, and he never used Bondo. So the bodywork is a conundrum. A nit perhaps, but indicative of a restoration done to flip the car was the painted-over sand and dirt in the seams between the wheel Carrera Speedsters Deconstructed The pecking order on Carrera Speedsters is fairly well agreed upon: At the top are the 25 1959 “continuation” Carrera Speedsters, which some people call GS/ GTs (actually a misnomer) to distinguish them from earlier cars. They are the ultimate Carrera Speedsters because they are the last built, had plain-bearing engines (lower-cost maintenance), and had more GT gear. They are distinguished by six louvers in each of two stacks on the rear deck lid, alloy seat buckets, roll bar supports — and thus usually roll bars — alloy/ steel wheels, camber compensators, and frontmounted oil coolers. Ten of the 24 had Type 692/1 1,498-cc plain- bearing engines, of 110 horsepower, while 14 had the discs and the rims. And the toolkit contained only one of the rare and expensive 4-cam tools. A huge world record Obviously, at least two potential buyers had no doubts. The end result was well above that of any known — even for much more desirable Carrera GT Speedsters. It was a huge world record for a GS Speedster, even more so for a pre-A GS Speedster. On the other hand, there are only 154 Carrera Speedsters of any variety. Perhaps the future will show that this example was simply bought early, but until then we will hope for better clarity. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) 115-horsepower Type 692/3 1,587-cc plain-bearing engines with a resounding (for the day) 9.8:1 compression ratio, Weber DCM2s, and 12-volt electrical systems, the very first such for a street Porsche. With open sport mufflers and carb re-jetting, these engines could be tuned up to 140 horsepower. One ’59 GT was ordered with the roller-bearing Type 547 1,498-cc engine. Next up are the 23 1958 GT models that introduced the aluminum panels for doors, hood and engine cover, aluminum bumper deco trim strips, aluminum “baby moon” hubcaps, and five louvers on each side of the engine cover. Then come the 27 1957 GT models, the first GTs, but still with all-steel bodies, albeit with no sound deadening or undercoating. They introduced the Plus-10 horsepower engine – 110 horsepower, aided by a sport muffler and updated Solex 40 PII-4 carburetors; Weber DCMs were optional; plus the 80-liter fuel tank; and 60-mm front brakes (up from 40 mm) with vented backing plates. A flat Nardi wood steering wheel was also added. 1956–58 356A GS cars come next on the food chain — regular-bodied Speedsters with full interiors and a mechanical transplant to the Carrera 4-cam engine and oiling system. Some collectors would argue for priority for the T2 1957-plus cars with teardrop taillights and (U.S.-only) over-rider bars, while others would give preference to the simpler lines of the T1 body style with its “beehive” taillights and pure bumper uprights without overriders. There were 61 Carrera Speedsters of this type. 1954-55 pre-A GS cars close the rankings. These cars are similar to the later GS above but on the less desirable pre-A chassis, of which there were just 15 built. The above numbers total 151 and exclude three late Reutter-built purely Carrera bodies. They were delivered to owners who had mechanicals to place in the cars. Within the above rankings, the lines are heavily blurred, of course, by considerations of condition, originality, race history, and so on. Data above was researched and organized by Olaf Lang, Cole Scrogham, and Marco Marinello, with some interpolations by the author. November 2013 55

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American Profile 1914 American Underslung Model 644 Touring The car needs freshening, but future adulation at shows will make the cost worthwhile by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1906–13 Number made: 45,000 total production Original list price: $4,500 Current SCM Valuation: $550,000– $700,000 Tune-up cost: $1,000 Distributor caps: $250-plus — if you can find one Chassis #: N/A Engine #: Stamped on crankcase Club: Horseless Carriage Club More: www.hcca.org Alternatives: 1912 Packard Model 30, 1906 White Model F, 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1912 Packard Model 30 Lot 286, s/n 20594 Condition 4- Not sold at $500,000 RM Auctions, Hershey, PA, 10/12/07 SCM# 47364 Engine number: DR134479 T 56 he innovative American Motors Company of Indianapolis, IN, is best remembered for their famous “Underslung” models. These striking designs placed the frame rails below the axles, giving a significantly reduced center of gravity along with a sporting profile. Significantly oversized wheels remedied the problem of ground clearance. This design innovation resulted in a chassis with remarkably sure handling while still retaining the necessary clearances to handle the poor road conditions of the day. The effect of the underslung chassis, with its big wheels, was dramatic and memorable and helped make the Underslung a style and performance icon of the prewar era. These charismatic machines have been prized since the day they were built, and the owners were a list of automotive luminaries. Captain Larz Anderson bought one new, and another became one of Briggs Cunningham’s first and most prized antique automobiles. The car is one of the ultimate machines of its day and highly sought after for both its looks and advanced technical specifications, and the chance to purchase a great Underslung is an exceptionally rare thing indeed. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 105, sold for $748,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction on August 16, 2013, in Carmel, CA. In the early 1900s, Indianapolis was home to more than three dozen automobile manufacturers. Some, like Lindsay, which was in business only in 1902 and 1903, were brief footnotes in history. Others, such as Marmon, Duesenberg and Stutz, helped shape the future of the automotive industry. The American Motors Company, which was in busi- ness between 1906 and 1914, produced more than 45,000 vehicles and was the third-most-prolific of the Indianapolis automobile manufacturers. The story of the American Motors Company and the famed American Underslung is really the tale of two designs. Two lumber barons founded the company in 1905. They hired Harry C. Stutz to design their cars, which were first shown at the 1906 New York Auto Show. Harry Stutz is often credited with the underslung design but, in fact, that distinction goes to Chief Engineer Fred Tone. In 1906, Tone was intrigued when a shipment of frames was delivered to American Motors upside-down. This 1914 American Underslung 646 Lot 35, s/n L600 Condition 2+ Sold at $105,000 Christie’s, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/00 SCM# 10221 Sports Car Market 1913 American Underslung Tourist Lot 119, s/n N608 Condition 2 Sold at $83,600 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/20/06 SCM# 40691 Courtesy of Bonhams

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provided the inspiration for an idea to mount the frames under the axles, and the “underslung” was conceived. From that point on, all American roadsters were underslung, but their touring cars and sedans were constructed with the conventional chassis design. Riding high The American Underslung was promoted as “The Safest Car on Earth” because of its low center of gravity — which did improve handling. However, the engine was mounted so high that the car was as prone to rolling over as any conventional design. To provide ground clearance for the questionable roads of the era, the car rode on huge 40-inch tires, and the fenders were even with the top of the radiator. In 1910, the American Motors Company adopted the slogan: “A Car For The Discriminating Few.” This proved prophetic, as there were few buyers indeed. By 1912, with new management, all models rode on the underslung chassis and the “American Underslung” was the official car name. New models were announced for 1914 with the slogan “America’s Most Luxurious Car,” but the limited cash flow and heavy debt strained their finances, and by November 1913 the company was in receivership. Famous collector Bill Harrah bought our subject car during the 1950s from the original owner, and it was restored in his shops during 1964–65. The original tufted red leather upholstery, which was in magnificent condition, was retained and has been preserved to this day. Not a bargain, but worth the cost After Harrah died, the car was sold at public auction. George Dragone bought the car in 2005. It received a first-place award at the 2006 AACA Fall Meet, and a Rhode Island dealer recently advertised the car for sale for $785,000. The Harrah American Underslung sold here now wears an older — but very presentable — restoration. The car obviously sold for less than the earlier asking price, but that does not necessarily make it a bargain. DR134479 is unique, historically significant and extremely rare. However, if showing the car is in the future, it is in need of serious freshening. As such, it was acquired at the high end of the market, but that will soon be forgotten after the adulation it receives at its first outing with the new owner. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) November 2013 57

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Race Car Profile 1966 Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1 These are rare, stunningly beautiful cars — and this was the time to buy one by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1966–67 Number produced: Four (three V12, one Climax 4-cylinder car) Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $3m–$4m Club: Historic Grand Prix More: www.historicgrandprix.com Alternatives: 1966–69 Ferrari 312 F1, 1967 Cooper Maserati, 1969–70 BRM P-139 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1967 Cooper Maserati T87 F1 Lot 251, s/n F1267 Condition 1 Not sold at $285,405 Bonhams, Fontvieille, MCO, 5/15/04 SCM# 34127 D espite his success in almost every category of international motor racing, many consider Dan Gurney’s incomparable Eagle race cars to be his most significant contribution to American motorsports. Designed and built in Southern California, the origi- nal Gurney-Weslake Eagles raced with success on the world’s stage and were among the most memorable machines built during the golden age of Formula One, before the purity of Grand Prix cars was forever tarnished with aerodynamic aids and corporate sponsorship. Driven by some of the best drivers of the era — including Gurney, Phil Hill, Richie Ginther, Bob Bondurant and Bruce McLaren — the Mk I Eagles were everything that an American-made Grand Prix car should be: incredibly fast, impeccably finished, and uncompromisingly individual. Widely regarded as the most beautiful Formula One car ever built, the Eagle Mk I is a prime example of automotive artistry, from its magnificent beak nose to its gleaming coils of polished exhaust pipes. The Eagle Mk I presented here competed in two World Championship seasons, raced at seven major events and helped Dan Gurney capture one of his six Grand Prix wins. AAR-102 begs no excuse whatsoever regarding beauty, condition, authenticity, or provenance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 119, sold for $3,740,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction on August 18, 2013. 58 Vintage Formula One cars are an extremely special- ized subset of the old racing and collector-car market. Because they are not useable except on the track as pur sang racers, they seldom carry anywhere near the value of the sports and GT cars of similar eras. Being able to — at least hypothetically — maintain a car yourself and take your spouse on a tour or to a car show generally means that two-seat racers are worth two to three times as much as a single seater. There are, obviously, exceptions to this rule, in- cluding the Mercedes W-196 I wrote about last month (October 2013, p. 54), and the subject of this story: the Gurney Eagle Formula One. Formula One history It is probably best to start with a quick primer on post- war Formula One race cars, as they fit into a distinct set of groups in their characteristics, the experience they offer and their collectibility. The earliest period, through 1954, was for 1.5-liter supercharged or 4.5-liter normally aspirated cars. The ultimately collectible and hens-tooth-rare Type 158 “Alfetta” Alfa Romeos were dominant, but the era is best represented by 4.5-liter Talbot Lagos, which are big, roomy, heavy cars with huge tires and not much brake. They are easy to maintain and fun to drive — but only modestly collectible. The second period started in 1954, and specified 2.5-liter, non-supercharged engines. Mercedes-Benz’s W-196 racers ruled the first few years of this era, but Mercedes withdrew at the end of 1955, leaving the field Sports Car Market 1969 BRM P139 F1 Lot 755, s/n P13903 Condition 1 Sold at $147,909 Bonhams & Brooks, Sussex, U.K., 7/6/01 SCM# 22976 1966 Gurney Eagle Weslake T1G Formula 1 Lot 98, s/n AAR103 Condition 3+ Not sold at $700,500 (sold post-block) Christie’s, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/02 SCM# 29062 Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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to what are generally known as the late 1950s Formula One cars. The Maserati 250F is probably the best-known example, although Ferrari, BRM, Vanwall, and Cooper (among others) produced excellent examples. These cars were created in a period when grace and beauty trumped aerodynam- ics as design criteria, frames were tubular and bodies were aluminum. So, these cars are very pretty and tend to be rather large and commodious inside. They are great fun to drive, due to an excellent balance of power to traction, and they are mechanically relatively easy to maintain. As a result, they are equally at home in great collections and on the track. Formula One through this entire time was wildly dangerous, and in an attempt to cut down the speeds — and thus increase safety — a 1.5-liter, non-supercharged formula was established for the period 1961 through 1965. The resulting lack of horsepower combined with a rapidly evolving technology created tiny, aerodynamically optimized missiles with every possible ounce of weight shaved away. The first ones used tubular frames and 4-cylinder engines, but they were quickly made obsolete by the introduction of Climax and BRM V8s and the Monocoque chassis designs. All of the bodies were fiberglass. The cars of this era are generally not very collectible and are challenging to use as a pure racer. Most American drivers can’t fit inside one. There are also fragile, expensive to maintain, difficult to drive well, and every bit as deadly as the ones that came before. 1966 saw the beginning of the modern era of Formula One, with the new formula specifying 3-liter, normally aspirated engines. Although the concept lasted until 1977, it is useful to divide the cars into two groups: the early cars and the DFV-era ones. At the start of the 3-liter formula, you could almost hear the sighs of relief among the designers — weight and drag suddenly weren’t that important because they now had horsepower to work with. The resulting cars were substantially larger and thus more comfortable to drive. The modern racing tire had been introduced in 1965, and by 1966 tires were getting wider almost by the month, so traction and getting the power down were far less of a problem. However, finding suitable power was a very big problem, as nobody had adequately anticipated the change. Climax quit the business, BRM tried stacking two flat-8, 1.5liter engines to make an H16 before settling back to a V12, REPCO used an Oldsmobile 215 block to create a racing V8, Ferrari used its venerable 250 V12 and, of course, Dan Gurney created a V12 for his Eagle. It was a time of tremendous experimentation and innovation as everybody tried to figure out what worked, with the result being very interesting — if not always very successful — cars that are highly collectible. They are also the first of the F1 cars for which safety became a serious consideration, which is not a small issue if you want to actually drive one. In 1967, Lotus found “the answer” with its dominant Lotus 49 and the Cosworth DFV engine, and by 1969, Formula One had entered the DFV era. For the next nine years, a monocoque chassis with a DFV was all but required to be a successful entrant. Only BRM, Matra and Ferrari built their own engines. The other big changes were unlimited sponsorship, which made the cars into rolling billboards, and wings, which immediately made any earlier car obsolete. This era continued with constant evolution until the next paradigm shift in 1978, when Lotus introduced ground effects and Renault introduced its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, at which point everything changed forever. I will call the cars of the 1969–77 era the “Mainstream 3-Liter Cars.” For the most part, these cars are great for an ultimate track experience, but they are not very collectible. They are almost exclusively weapons-grade toys for aggressive racers. The later ground-effects and turbocharged cars are simply too fast and difficult for ordinary mortals and have little collector or track usability. The Gurney-Weslake Eagle So how does our AAR Gurney Eagle fit into the pan- theon just described, and can it possibly be worth that much money? The answers, I suggest, are to be found in three basic understandings: • It is an extremely technically interesting example from a period when the cars were both drivable and collectible. • It is a very user-friendly and fun car to drive. • Finally, the old rule — “special then is special now” — applies here in spades. This last concept deserves a few words. The idea is that a 1929 Mercedes SSK was spectacular then and remains ultimate now, while a 1929 Mercedes 8/38 Saloon is, well, just an old car. “Special” always endures, and along with rarity, may well define the essence of high-value collectibles. The Eagle Formula One cars — specifically the three that carry the Weslake V12 engine — arguably represent the pinnacle of American road racing. They are the only all-American Formula One cars ever to have contested and won in post-war international competition. They are stunningly beautiful, and they are rare — with one already in very long-term ownership there are few chances to ever own one. If you were serious, then August 18 in Gooding’s Pebble Beach tent was the time to step forward. Rarely on the market The other cars in this category carry values that range from about $600,000 for an early BRM V12 to $1m–S1.2m for more collectible cars such as the Cooper Maseratis and up to about $3 million for the “Spaghetti Exhaust” Ferrari 312 F1 cars (nine built). So, at $3.74m, the Eagle carried a substantial — but frightening — premium over the most collectible not alternatives. Beauty, rarity, history, importance — this car checked all the boxes, and is an American icon as well. I would suggest that this car was well sold — and fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) November 2013 59

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MONTEREY RECAP FIRST-TIMER THOUGHTS Pizza, Five Minutes and Jay Leno Those crazy Monterey stories turned out to be true — especially about seeing million-dollar cars purr down the street by Cassie Sellman Monterey Car Week is not the real world. Falling in love My first job was at the SCM booth at the Gooding & Company Auction in Pebble Beach. I had never been to a car auction before — but I had watched plenty of them on television. I thought that every auction had hundreds of cars to auction off. Gooding was very different, as it is a much smaller — and much higher-priced — auction. I realized how different each and How can an SCMer work with the 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1 sitting right outside the booth? World Headquarters in Portland, OR, and hit the road. Before heading to California for this adventure, everyone told me wild stories about what to expect, such as fleets of Ferraris invading gas stations. It seemed crazy and wonderful — and a big change from wrangling the SCM subscription department, my regular day job. You know, most of those crazy Monterey stories G turned out to be true — especially about how you get used to seeing million-dollar Ferraris, Aston Martins and Lamborghinis driving down the road everywhere. oing to Monterey Classic Car Week was an experience I never expected — even though I’ve loved old cars all my life. But it felt great to get out of the SCM every auction company is. Each is unique and has something else to offer. I am usually an American-car girl — a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 is my daily driver — but I fell in love with the 1929 Bentley Speed Six Grafton coupe that was up for auction at Gooding. This is the first car that I could gaze at all day. I wanted it very badly, but Publisher Martin wouldn’t put in a bid for me. The sleek, elegant 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1 was on display for two days right in front of my hungry eyes. SCM Executive Editor Chester Allen and I kept talking about how we wanted to watch — and hear — the historic race car start up and run. With the four straight pipes coming out of the rear of the car, we just knew it would blow really loudly. We were lucky enough to be there when the blue bullet started up, purred — and then howled. It was everything I could have imagined. Loud and smooth. Mr. Leno? Cassie is looking for you Knowing beforehand that Jay Leno always visits Laguna Seca, my eyes were peeled to get a glimpse of the well-known car fanatic. I was at Laguna Seca on Saturday, and I knew this was my big chance. At lunch, I headed out to grab some food for the booth crew. Of course, Managing Editor Jim Pickering’s pizza took an additional five minutes. When I returned to our booth, I learned that I missed Jay Leno by about five min- utes. Why, oh why, did I wait for Jim’s pizza? I figured my chance of seeing Leno was gone, but, about an hour later, I was able to snag a photo of him walking past the booth. An insider’s view Working for the magazine gives us an inside look at the auctions and other events during car week. I visited the RM Auction in downtown Monterey, and this was the first time — but definitely not the last — that I saw a multi-million-dollar car cross the block. I couldn’t believe that someone paid $9m for the 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder by Pininfarina. But, as each auction rolled out its lineup of amazing cars, I realized that high-priced vintage Ferraris are normal during Monterey sales. Especially if they are red. This was an experience that I will never forget. This was also my birthday week- Our Cassie — all smiles, all week 62 end. Being able to go to Monterey for car week — the best week of the year — on my birthday was an amazing gift, even though I did have to work. Going a mile a minute and rushing from one event to another, the days blurred together. Throughout the trip, I met people and saw cars and homes you would expect to see in the movies. I was exhausted. I can’t wait until next year. ♦ Sports Car Market Chad Tyson David Tomaro

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MONTEREY RECAP 12TH ANNUAL SCM INSIDER’S SEMINAR You Can’t Drive a Painting Dr. Fred Simeone’s thoughtful, illustrated talk dealt with the extremes on whether to drive a valuable car by Robert Cumberford other reason than to be able to walk freely among the Gooding & Company cars at Pebble Beach. The talk was as interesting as the cars, Y as this year’s seminar, the 12th annual, asked, “When Does a Car Become Too Valuable to Drive?” This is a sensible question that every collector needs to think about. There are those among us who say, as I do, “never,” believing that all cars were and are meant to be driven. There are those like the demented — in my view — brain surgeon who once told me that he kept a couple of L88 Corvettes with fewer than 10 miles on their odometers in a dark room. He clearly thought they were too valuable to drive, or even to expose to sunlight. Dr. Fred Simeone’s thoughtful, illustrated talk dealt with the extremes on whether to drive a Dr. Fred Simeone has some fun with Publisher Martin valuable car — and the more rational positions in between. Simeone — an infinitely more worldly and wise neurosurgeon whose racing-car museum/ collection in Philadelphia is impeccable — pointed out the similarities of the art market, specifically for paintings, and that for upper-level collectible cars — wherein rarity has more influence upon pricing than does any consideration of intrinsic artistic or operational value. All you can do with a great painting is hang it on your wall and look at it from time to time. Importance trumps value The recent $30m sale of the Mercedes-Benz W-196 grand prix car was a case in point: That car doesn’t run, and were it to be made to do so, it could be used only for demonstrations, as there is no real place for it in vintage racing. But Juan Manuel Fangio drove it in one of his championship years, and it represents the peak of automotive engineering technology 60 or so years ago. It’s valuable, all right. And likely too valuable to drive, but well worth possessing. Like a Van Gogh or a Manet. Or, given its provenance, a Leonardo da Vinci. Simeone stressed criteria that help determine values, but also noted that monetary value alone is a poor measure of suitability for use, saying that the importance of a car may well be the element that restricts the advisability of using it on road or track. But whatever the limiting element may be, it derives from four principal criteria: originality, rarity, provenance and condition. Provenance is a big multiplier of value. A Ferrari in less-than-perfect condition that was Enzo’s daily driver for more than a year because he really liked it will trump a nominally identical 100-point car of the same model without any interesting history — even if it had been put away in a dark garage in a plastic bag of nitrogen when new. Five cars for $10m Publisher Martin did his usual job of leading the meeting with wit and good humor. Publisher Martin thanked David Gooding for hosting the seminar. Gooding, who has the intelligence to allow what diplomats like to call “full and free discussion” about any of the cars present, was a wonderful, generous host. The most amusing part of the morning was the panel discussion focused on “The Perfect Five-Car Collection on a $10m Budget.” Each of the panelists — Carl Bomstead, Miles Collier, Donald Osborne, Steve Serio and Simeone — had to defend his choices in a number of categories, and then attendees were asked to vote on which collection they’d most like to have themselves. The audience chose Serio as the winner. This exercise was fun, and it forced the impoverished panelists — “Only $10 million, what can you do with that trifling sum?” — to allocate their resources very carefully. It was clearly not a case of $2 million per category, although Donald Osborne said that he might be able to make a single purchase do for all. He couldn’t. Nor could I — or you. But wouldn’t it be great fun to try? ♦ 64 es, the SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar is held early in the morning, but it’s really worth your while to attend — if for no The Perfect Five-Car Collection on a $10m Budget SCM Seminar panelists were given a $10m fantasy budget and asked to choose their top five cars. Here’s the lineup from each panelist: Carl Bomstead (overall total $10m) Touring: 1915 Stutz Bearcat, $1.5m Show field: 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1108 runabout by LeBaron, $5.5m Historic racing: 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, $1.25m Investment: 1930 Packard Eight Model 734 Boattail Speedster, $750k Personal hot button: 1956 Chrysler Ghia Diablo convertible, $1m Miles Collier (overall total $9.05m to $9.4m) Touring: Lancia Aurelia B20GT, $250k–$350k Show field: 1934 LaSalle convertible coupe, $350k–$400k Historic racing: Porsche 908-2 Spyder, $2m Investment: Lamborghini 350GT, $450k–$650k Personal hot button: Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, $6m Keith Martin (overall total $10m) Touring: 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, $1.4m Show field: GM Manta Ray prototype, $3m Historic racing: 1967–69 Alfa Romeo TT 33-2, $1.2m Investment: 1988–89 Porsche 959, $400k Personal hot button: 1927 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix, $4m Donald Osborne (overall total $9.35m) Touring: Maserati 5000GT, $1.8m Show field: Maserati A6G 2000 Frua Spyder, $1.25m Historic racing: OSCA MT4 1500, $1m Investment: Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, $4.5m Personal hot button: Maserati A6 1500 Zagato Panoramica, $800k Stephen Serio (overall total $10.15m) Touring: Aston Martin DB4GT, $2m Show field: 1956 Lancia Aurelia Spider, $900k Historic racing: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, $3m Investment: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing, $4m Personal hot button: 2010 Porsche 997 Sport Classic, $250k Serio basks in victory Dr. Fred Simeone (overall total $9.94m) Touring: 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C, $60k Show field: 1909 American Underslung Traveler, $1m Historic racing: Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2, $80k Investment: 1955-56 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $800k Personal hot button: 1949–50 Ferrari Touring Barchetta, $8m Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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MONTEREY RECAP CONCORSO ITALIANO Concorso Italiano’s Big Move The Italian-car lovefest will get its own Monterey spotlight at last by Chester Allen Desert Concorso Concorso Italiano also announced plans for the first-ever Desert Concorso in Palm Desert, CA, on March 30, 2014. Desert Concorso will continue Concorso Italiano’s theme of exotic Italian cars, Italian car design, fashion, cuisine and many classic and European sports cars. Desert Concorso will also honor Maserati’s 100th anniversary. For more information, visit www.concorso.com. Mark Jansen of Brisbane, Australia, showed off his Best-in-Show Lamborghini Miura T his is going to sound strange, but Concorso Italiano — the massive, flashy Italian-car lovefest — has flown under the Monterey Car Week radar for years. Consider this: Concorso happens on the same day as the ultra-exclusive — and ultra-expen- sive — The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Monterey pilgrims have had to choose between the quiet, exclusive elegance of The Quail and the joyous exuberance of Concorso. It’s a tough choice — and one that makes two great events share one spotlight. At the same time, German-car lovers have rapidly turned Legends of the Autobahn into a heavyweight event — one that doesn’t cost a dime but displays neat ranks of trophies for the immaculately turned-out ranks of Porsches, BMWs, Audis and Benzes. And, of course, no event is bigger than Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. That said, Concorso is the best, biggest garden party during Monterey. No other event brings together so many shiny Italian cars — you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a DeTomaso Pantera with a chrome-plated engine — squadrons of beautiful women and tasty Italian food. All of this happens in the warm sunshine amid strolling musicians and the constant gentle pops of uncorking wine bottles. In a sense, Concorso traded gravitas for fun a long time ago. No one sets off fire- works and there are no tears of joy when SCM Publisher Martin announces the car awards. You get the feeling that the winners are happy, but they’d be just as happy cheering on one of their friends. That’s how it was when Mark Jansen of Brisbane, Australia, steered his Lamborghini Miura toward the awards lane for its Best-in-Show trophy at Concorso 2013 on August 16. “The car was restored here in the States, and now we’re taking it back to Australia,” Jansen said over the rumble of the engine. “This event is just so much fun.” Further down the fairway, Joe Salvo of Sierra Plan ahead: August 16, 2014 Where: Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course, Seaside, CA Cost: $150 More: www.concorso.com 68 Madre, CA, celebrated 50 Years of Lamborghini near his 2006 Gallardo. “I’ve had it for five years, and I was looking for something special when I bought it, and it is special,” Salvo said. “I love the color and the feel of driving it, and I plan to keep it a long time.” Speaking of awards, Publisher Martin was rewarded with induction into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame for his 10-plus years serving as emcee. Not every Italian vehicle is flashy and fast, so Concorso also welcomes ranks of Fiats, Alfa Romeos and other more modest cars, such as Joe Niederst’s 1973 Alfa Romeo Berlina. The car has been in the Niederst family for 20 years, and the back bench seat was modified for the comfort of their beloved dog. Niederst has owned many Alfa Romeos, but this Berlina is no garage queen. “I drive it every day,” Niederst said. “It’s peppy, gets good gas mileage and it’s a lot of fun to drive.” In a way, Niederst’s Berlina is kind of like Concorso Italiano: peppy and a lot of fun. Next year, Concorso is moving from Friday to Saturday — and back to its old digs at the Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, which hosted Concorso from 2002 to 2007. The move to Saturday, August 16, will let gearheads attend The Quail on Friday, Concorso on Saturday and Pebble Beach on Sunday. “Weʼre excited about working with Bayonet Black Horse and the city of Seaside again,” said Tom McDowell, president of Concorso Italiano. The 2014 Concorso Italiano will celebrate 100 years of Maserati and the timeless designs from Zagato. Expect the howls of 12-cylinder engines, the glint of jewelry and chrome — and the best garden party in the collector-car world. No more flying under the Monterey radar. ♦ Sports Car Market Chester Allen

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SCMers at Concorso Italiano Dean Aberman—Eagle Rock, CA 1967 Lamborghini Miura William Anderson—Felton, CA 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Charles Andrews—Long Beach, CA 1969 Masi Special Dexter Baker—Reno, NV 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto Steve Barber—San Jose, CA 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Damian Barbuscia—Van Nuys, CA 1991 Lamborghini Diablo W. Malcolm & Naomi Barksdale—San Diego, CA 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Ari Baron—Mill Valley, CA 1967 Lancia Flaminia Supersport John Barron—Toronto, ON, CAN 1965 Apollo 5000 GT Jack Bianchi—Santa Barbara, CA 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Bill & Carol Biggs—Kelseyville, CA 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Tony Blevins—Half Moon Bay, CA 1972 DeTomaso Pantera GTS James “Jim” Bonney—Carmichael, CA 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Bud & Stephanie Bourassa—Scottsdale, AZ 1963 Apollo coupe Christopher Brown—Sherman Oaks, CA 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Scott Brown—Newport Beach, CA 2006 Ferrari 612 Jorge Bujazan—San Diego, CA 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Carl E & Cecile Canales—Pittsburgh, PA 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL Redgee Capili—Morgan Hill, CA 2001 Ferrari 456 M 1992 Ferrari 512 TR 2001 Ferrari F360 Spider Richard Carpeneti—San Francisco, CA 1977 Maserati Merak SS Carson & Helen Chen—Foster City, CA 1995 Ferrari 512M Stephen Childs—Placerville, CA 1969 Iso Lele 3rd Place in Class—Iso/Bizzarrini Don Clark—Medford, OR 1996 Porsche 993 William West & Maggie Clark—Salinas, CA 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto Steve Colletti—Whittier, CA 2012 Porsche Cayman R Timothy Cosentino—Madera, CA 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 Gene Crowe—Princeville, HI 2004 Ferrari 575 M F1 Tancredi D’Amore—Mill Valley, CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Chuck Damus—Henderson, NV 1988 Ferrari 512 Sperimentale Felix E Daoust—Ramona, CA 1996 Mazda Briata (one-off) Jack Davis—San Francisco, CA 2008 Maserati GranTurismo Bill Degolia—Alamo, CA 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 November 2013 Alan Desena—Lafayette, CA 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS John Edwards—Costa Mesa, CA 1968 Fiat 850 sedan Michael Egan—Watsonville, CA 1973 Fiat 124 Spider George A Finley III—Corpus Christi, TX 1963 Apollo 3500 GT Spyder 1966 Apollo 5000 GT 1979 Ferrari 308 GT4 Ted & Debra Floor—Los Gatos, CA 1997 Ferrari 550 Budd Florkiewicz—Scottsdale, AZ 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Paul Frech—Costa Mesa, CA 1995 Porsche 911 Arnie Friedman—Camarillo, CA 2013 BMW M5 Victor & Maria Galich—Huntington Beach, CA 1948 Alfa Romeo Competizione Spider Corsa 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce Brendan Gallaher—Pacific Palisades, CA 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Rocco “Rocky” Gallo—Coronado, CA 2002 Ferrari 575 M Sal & Louise Garcia—San Francisco, CA 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole Robert Giaimo—Santa Barbara, CA 1967 Lancia Zagato Philip Gillin—Malibu, CA 2011 Porsche 911 C Thomas “Tom” Gilman—Burlingame, CA 1959 Fiat Abarth 750GT double bubble Ray Gin—Elk Grove, CA 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Alan Gjedsted—San Francisco, CA 1995 Bianchi Eros Lane Goldstein—Calabasas, CA 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 John Goodman—Seattle, WA 1964 Ferrari Drogo Golden Car Matthew Gorski—Long Beach, CA 1984 Colnago Equilaterial Master 30th Anniversary Michael “Mike” Gulett—Monte Sereno, CA 1968 Iso Grifo Henry M Haley—New Orleans, LA 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera John Harden—Oklahoma City, OK 1972 Lamborghini Espada Harry Hart—Incline Village, NV 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante J Hutson Hart—Petaluma, CA 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce [Euro] Jack Hedrich—Kentfield, CA 1963 Apollo 3500 GT Joe Hensler—Fair Oaks, CA 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Hoffman Hibbett—Monte Sereno, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Ted Hirth—Laguna Niguel, CA 1964 Iso Rivolta GT 2nd Place in Class—Iso/Bizzarrini Kevin & Janet Hurley—Berkeley, CA 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Joseph “Joe” & Beth Hurwich—Piedmont, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder John Hutchinson—Stinson Beach, CA 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Darryl Johnson—Gilroy, CA 1974 DeTomaso Pantera John & Kathy Kelemen—Mountain View, CA 1980 Alfa Romeo Spider 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 Neal Kirkham—Saratoga, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Myles H Kitchen—Aptos, CA 1995 Ferrari 355 GTS Stewart Koch—Mountain View, CA 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Gary Kuntz—Danville, CA 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Marvin Landon—Hidden Hills, CA 1967 Ferrari 365 2+2 Richard Lane—Scotts Valley, CA 1969 Maserati Ghibli William Larson—Brodhead, WI 1964 Apollo 5000 GT Walter Lebreton—Metairie, LA 1968 Lamborghini Islero Mike Leonetti—Woodinville, WA 1968 Lamborghini Islero 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S Roland LeVeque—Westlake Village, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Peter R Lewis—Fulton, CA 1995 Alfa Romeo 164LS Todd Lindenmuth—Sacramento, CA 1984 Lamborghini Countach John Ling—Milwaukee, WI 1991 Alfa Romeo 164 Michael D. Lowenstam—Malibu, CA 1995 Ferrari F430 Spider Stephan “Steve” Lucanic—Santa Rosa, CA 1993 Cadillac Allante Jay Mackro—San Juan Capistrano, CA 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Leonard “Len” Maggiore—San Jose, CA 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Charles Maranto—Zionsville, IN 1962 Fiat 2300 S Marco Marini—San Mateo, CA 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 George Markle—San Francisco, CA 2013 Lamborghini Performante Dan McCallum—Vancouver, BC, CAN 1989 Maserati 228 Michael McGinnis—San Rafael, CA 1971 Lamborghini Miura S Bert A Meli—Lomita, CA 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago Walter Meyer—Los Angeles, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 spider Bud & Jan Millard—Millbrae, CA 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta 1st Place in Class—DeTomaso Chuck Miller—Reseda, CA 1973 Porsche 911S Stephanie Miller—Novato, CA 1971 Maserati ND 1985 Maserati QP Mark Mitchell—Santa Barbara, CA 1957 175 Tresette Sprint 1st Place in Class—Motorcycle Ralph Moceo—Santa Cruz, CA 1957 Fiat 1100 1958 Fiat 1200 TV Spider David & Melissa Mohlman—Carmel, CA 1972 DeTomaso Pantera 3rd Place in Class—DeTomaso 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC James “Jim” Murillo—San Mateo, CA 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS Ronald & Anne Murphy—Los Altos, CA 1979 Ferrari 512 BB Steven & Phyllis Murphy—San Diego, CA 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Lester “Les” Neidell—Tulsa, OK 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Callaway Kjell Nelin—Chalfant, CA 1973 Lancia Fulvia Joseph “Joe” Niederst—Ventura, CA 1973 Alfa Romeo Berlina Edward & Lee Nigro—Las Vegas, NV 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe TJ Noto—Los Gatos, CA 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Veloce 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Robert Ochi—Granite Bay, CA 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Tom Oda—Monte Sereno, CA 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Bob and Sue Olsen—Kelseyville, CA 1965 Apollo convertible Denny & Dani Paul—Carmel, CA 1967 Apollo GT coupe Alex Penrith—Ojai, CA 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS David Petruska—San Francisco, CA 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 Michael Pordes—Fairfield, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTV Veloce Robert Poulin—Santa Barbara, CA 1995 BMW M3 Joseph “Joe” Prang—Los Gatos, CA 2008 Bentley GTC Victor Preisler—Hermosa Beach, CA 1961 Fiat Bianchina 1st Place in Class—Fiat/Abart Marvin Price—Scottsdale, AZ 1979 Jaguar XJS convertible Jonathan “Jon” Quint—Oakland, CA 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Ron & Henni Ray—Sebastopol, CA 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Troy & Ruth Raynor—Morro Bay, CA 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Jerome Richards—Modesto, CA 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Dan “Danny” Ritter—Redondo Beach, CA 1967 Fiat Dino Spider Eric Rothenhaus—Pacifica, CA 2006 Lotus Exige Bryan Saba—Saratoga, CA 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider Philip Sarris—San Francisco, CA 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Paul & Jackie Schaeffer—Tiburon, CA 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Elliott & Lori Scherling—Carmel, CA 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB List continued on p. 75 69

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MONTEREY RECAP LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN A Growing Legend Just show up and enjoy the cars, the club sales tents, the parts vendors, the food booths — and the Spaten Biergarten by B. Mitchell Carlson porate gives Legends, they brought in the 1972 Turbo show car to display exclusively for this event. In addition, BMW supported two race cars at Laguna Seca (a 1981 IMSA-spec M1 and a 1975 3.0 CSL) and orchestrated the North American introduction of the new M4 at Pebble Beach. 2013 was also a year of note for Porsche, as it’s the 50th anniversary of the 911. Part of a display of historic 911s was the 1984 953-911 that competed in the Paris to Dakar Rally. On a couple of occasions, this monster was started, and its exhaust retort drew a lot of attention. It didn’t sound like your typical 911. Mercedes also had a 50th anniversary to cel- ebrate: that of the “Pagoda top” W-113 series 230 SL, and several of those hallmark convertibles were on the concours grounds. Audi is the newest member of the fold at Legends celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 911 T he fifth annual Legends of the Autobahn showed why it is the fastest growing event of the Monterey weekend. Once again on the green, rolling fairways of the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel Valley, Autobahn is the creation of the BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Porsche Club of America and Audi Club of North America. Although club membership is required to show your car, members have the choice of entering their cars in the judged concours or just parking in the display field on the grounds. All told, between the two classes of entry, about a thousand cars were in attendance. One of the best things about Autobahn is that it’s free for walk-ins, aside from $10 parking on the adjacent church parking lot (with receipts given out for the charitable donation). Free is a price that can’t be beat, which is one reason Legends of the Autobahn grows bigger and better each year. At the same time, Autobahn is the most low-key, relaxed event of the frenzy that is Monterey Classic Car Week. Just show up and enjoy the cars. And the club sales tents. And the new-parts vendors. And the food vendors. And the Spaten Biergarten. Yes, it’s easy to have a great time at Autobahn. This was a big year for BMWs, as Legends was the de facto start of the BMW CCA’s Octoberfest annual convention. The convention actually started three days later in the Monterey area, but club members made it a point to get into town by August 16 for Legends. Indeed, it was enough of a big week that Publisher Martin’s wife, Wendie, drove down from Portland in their 1972 BMW 2002 tii to be part of it all. The bright Turkis-painted sports sedan blended right in with the ranks of vintage-through-current-production Bimmers on the show grounds. I even had the chance to take it out for a run Plan ahead: August 15, 2014 Where: Rancho Canada Golf Club, Carmel Valley, CA Cost: Free admission to all More: www.legendsoftheautobahn.org 72 after Legends, placating my desire, at least temporarily, to have my 2800 CS in Monterey. To show the level of support that BMW cor- Even SCM’s 1972 BMW 2002 tii made the trip Sports Car Market Legends — officially joining the event two years ago — and had a 2005 R-8 WSC 24 Hours of Le Mans race car on display with a strong cadre of club members’ cars. Awards were presented toward the end of the day. Best BMW went to SCMer Bob Newman’s 1985 BMW M635 CSI, Best Mercedes-Benz went to the 1967 250SL of SCMer Gary Jarvis, Best Audi was the 1986 Audi Sport Quattro of SCMer Dean Treadway, and the best Porsche went to SCMer Bob Schoenherr’s 1971 Porsche 914/4. People’s Choice went to Timothy Hensley’s 1967 Porsche 911S. This was a unique car, as artist Phyllis Yes hand-painted the car in a lace motif in 1985. Considering that Legends happened at exactly the same time as heavyweights Concorso Italiano and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, its continued growth proves that the organizers have found a sweet spot for success. Concorso is moving to Saturday in 2014, so Legends will have less competition for gearheads — and could be one of the most impressive events of the next Monterey Classic Car Week. ♦ B. Mitchell Carlson B. Mitchell Carlson

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Some of the SCMers at Legends of the Autobahn John Bergen—CA 2005 BMW 325 Ci Paul Cain—CA 1981 BMW Deitel Alpina Karra Canum—CA 1969 BMW 2800CS Satch Carlson—CA 2006 BMW Z4 M roadster Gary Collins—FL 1971 BMW 2800CS Kurt Delimon—CA 1972 BMW 3.0 CS Tom Escover—CA 1999 BMW M3 John Gilbert—CT 1974 BMW 3.5 Csi Jeff Goss—CA 2006 BMW M3 Charles Gray—TN 1987 BMW M5 Hartley Hershenhorn—CAN 1988 BMW M6 Jayson Hymes—CA 2003 BMW Z8 Alpina Don Jenkins—TN 2012 BMW xDrive35d Steve Johnson—CA 1990 BMW M3 2008 BMW 328 sport wagon Richard Jones—NM 2012 BMW 328i sport wagon Robert Key—CA 1990 BMW M3 Dave MacIntyre—CA 1985 BMW 635 CSi euro Jim McGurk—CO 2002 BMW M3 Jim Miner—CA 2000 BMW M coupe Bob Newman—CO 1985 BMW M635 Csi Stephen Norman—WA BMW 327/28 Kenneth Olsen—NY 1995 BMW M3 Ron Perry—CA 1973 BMW 3.2 CSL Hoss Rahnema—CA 2001 BMW M3 Dan Richardson—NV 1981 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo William Silva—CA 2002 BMW Z3 coupe Jeff St. Clair—CA BMW 1969 2002 Tilux John Strom—NV 2008 BMW X3 Mike Ura—TX 2007 BMW Z4M coupe Glenn Wolfson—CA 1956 BMW Isetta November 2013 73

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MONTEREY RECAP PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE Just an Invitation is High Praise Authenticity and correctness of restoration are now highly emphasized in the judging procedure, and over-restoration is a detriment By Carl Bomstead T he Pebble Beach Golf Links are consistently ranked among the top golf courses in the world. A tee time is cherished and the experience memorable. On one day a year, however, the focus shifts to motorcars, and the finest in the world are presented on the famed 18th fairway, framed by Stillwater Cove. This year, 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries arrived on the lawn on August 18. Just making an appearance at Pebble Beach is high praise indeed for cars and car owners. Over recent years, the concours has evolved from presenting over-restored, rarely driven vehicles to a field where the majority of the entrants participate in the 80-mile Tour d’Elegance on the Thursday preceding the concours. Authenticity and correctness of restoration are now highly emphasized in the judging procedure, and overrestoration is a detriment. Chrome plating a component that should be painted in order to add a little pizzazz is a costly mistake. The featured marques included Lincoln, with Joseph and Margie Cassini III took Best in Show with their 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria The freshly restored 1921 Duesenberg Model A coupe that was presented by James Castle Jr. was acquired by his family when new. It had been in long-term storage in Hawaii and is thought to be the oldest Duesenberg in existence. Its exceptional restoration was recognized with a Second in Class. The Best of Show was awarded to the 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich 28 examples presented in four classes. The Lincoln Indianapolis that was designed by Felice Boano for the Ford Motor Company and finished in orange livery with dramatic styling was a crowd pleaser, and working your way through the bodies for a photograph was a challenge. The 1941 Lincoln Continental coupe designed from the studio of Frank Lloyd Wright and the 1956 prototype Continental Mark II convertible that was built by Hess & Eisenhardt offered rare glimpses into Lincoln’s unique later customs. The Lincoln V12 Custom Coachwork class was won by SCMer John Mozart’s 1932 KB Murphy Roadster. Convertible Victoria from the collection of Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, NJ. With the exception of the 1935 Duesenberg Mormon Meteor that won in 2007, it was the first time in nearly 20 years that an American car has won the prestigious award. The striking design was understated but elegant, and it even caught the eye of the European judges, who generally favor the more flamboyant designs. One of the featured marques for 2014 will be Ruxton, and efforts are well under way to present the majority of the remaining examples. When they arrive on the field on August 17, 2014, they will join several hundred of the finest vintage automobiles in the world, and it will again be a truly spectacular and exciting day. ♦ Plan ahead: August 17, 2014 Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA Cost: $225 in advance, $275 on Concours Sunday More: www.pebblebeachconcours.net 1956 Lincoln Contintental Mark II convertible by Hess & Eisenhardt 74 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano coupe Sports Car Market David Tomaro Carl Bomstead Carl Bomstead

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SCMers at Pebble Beach Academy of Art University—San Francisco, CA 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award 2nd Place in Class I: Mercedes-Benz 1938 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe 3rd Place in Class D-3: Lincoln-Zephyr & Continental Paul & Judy Andrews—Fort Worth, TX 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Boano coupe Lincoln Trophy 2nd Place in Class D-4: Lincoln Custom Coachwork Postwar Autosport Designs Inc., Huntington Station, NY 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 1st Place in Class I: Mercedes-Benz Ann Bothwell—Woodland Hills, CA 1908 Benz 105 HP Prinz Heinrich two-seat race car Chairman’s Trophy 1st Place in Class V-1: Prewar Open-Wheel Racing Kim & Stephen Bruno, Boca Raton, FL 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Ghia Aigle Cabriolet 3rd Place in Class O-2: Postwar Sports & GT Larry Carter, Los Gatos, CA 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder 3rd Place in Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring Brian Classic—Cheshire, U.K. 1953 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Gran Turismo Trophy William E. “Chip” Connor—Hong Kong, CHN 1927 Bentley 6½ Litre Surbico Sport coupe J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car Jack & Kingsley Croul, Corona Del Mar, CA 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Barchetta 1st Place in Class M-2: Ferrari Competition Jan De Reu, Knokke, BEL 1953 Siata 208CS Balbo Berlinetta 2nd Place in Class O-2: Postwar Sports & GT Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI 1937 Peugeot 515 SP with sidecar 1st Place in Class X: French Motorcycles Lammot J. du Pont, McLean, VA 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster 3rd Place in Class C-1: American Classic Open Tony & Jonna Ficco, Wheatridge, CO 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron phaeton 1st Place in Class G: Duesenberg Richard & Allison Roeder and Reed & Nan Harman, Los Angeles, CA 1965 Porsche 911 coupe 1st Place in Class L-2: Postwar Preservation Lee & Joan Herrington—Bow, NH 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Berlinetta Speciale Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car 1st Place in Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring The Phil Hill Family, Santa Monica, CA 1912 Packard 30 7-Passenger sedan 1st Place in Class A: Antique Jim & Shelley Hussey, San Leandro, CA 1937 Packard 1507 Twelve coupe roadster 3rd Place in Class C-2: American Classic Open Packard The Honorable Sir Michael Kadoorie— Hong Kong, CHN 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren coupe Best of Show Nominee 1st Place in Class F: Vanvooren Coachwork Peter S. Kalikow, New York, NY 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale coupe 2nd Place in Class M-1: Ferrari Grand Touring Simon Kidston, Geneva, CHE 1973 Lamborghini Miura SV Berlinetta 1st Place in Class N: Lamborghini Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ontario, CAN 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti Berlinetta 2nd Place in Class L-2: Postwar Preservation Jeff Lotman, Los Angeles, CA 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster 2nd Place in Class U: BMW 507 George T. Lyons, Erie, PA 1963 Watson Hopkins Coral Harbor Special Roadster 3rd Place in Class V-2: Indianapolis Roadsters Malloy Foundation Inc./Tom Malloy, Corona, CA 1962 Lesovsky Sarkes-Tarzian Special Roadster 2nd Place in Class V-2: Indianapolis Roadsters Sam & Emily Mann—Englewood, NJ 1914 American Underslung 642 Roadster Charles A. Chayne Trophy 2nd Place in Class A: Antique Nick Mason—Gloucester, U.K. 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta Enzo Ferrari Trophy 3rd Place in Class M-2: Ferrari Competition 1935 Aston Martin Ulster race car Road & Track Trophy 3rd Place in Class E: Aston Martin Centennial Alan W. McEwan, Redmond, WA 1930 Hispano-Suiza H6C D’Ieteren Frères Transformable 1st Place in Class L-1: Prewar Preservation Don & Diane Meluzio, York, PA 1963 Porsche 901 prototype Revs Program at Stanford Award 1st Place in Class P-1: Porsche 911 Road Cars Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, CA 1979 Porsche 935 K3 coupe 1st Place in Class P-2: Porsche 911 Competition John & Heather Mozart—Palo Alto, CA 1932 Lincoln KB Murphy Roadster Best of Show Nominee Art Center College of Design Award 1st Place in Class D-2: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V12 John & Linda Muckel—Rancho Palos Verde, CA 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron phaeton Most Elegant Open Car 3rd Place in Class G: Duesenberg Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, CA 1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Cabriolet 2nd Place in Class F: Vanvooren Coachwork Bill & Linda Pope—Paradise Valley, AZ 1935 Voisin Clairière Berline FIVA Prewar Trophy 2nd Place in Class L-1: Prewar Preservation 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Roadster 1st Place in Class E: Aston Martin Centennial Gwen & Tom Price—Larkspur, CA 1938 Talbot-Lago 150C SS Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet Elegance in Motion Trophy The Revs Institute for Automotive Research and The Collier Collection, Naples, FL 1967 Porsche 911R coupe 2nd Place in Class P-2: Porsche 911 Competition John W. Rich Jr.—Gilberton, PA 1939 Delage D8-120 Vanvooren coupe The French Cup 3rd Place in Class F: Vanvooren Coachwork Jerry F. Rosenstock, Encino, CA 1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante 2nd Place in Class E: Aston Martin Centennial Ray Scherr, Westlake Village, CA 1911 Simplex 50 Holbrook Toy Tonneau 1st Place in Class B: Simplex David W. Schultz—Massillon, OH 1930 Lincoln L-170 Judkins coupe 1st Place in Class D-1: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V8 Jon Shirley—Medina, WA 1951 Ferrari 212 MM Vignale Berlinetta Mille Miglia Postwar Trophy Tony Shooshani, Beverly Hills, CA 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 race car 3rd Place in Class V-1: Prewar Open-Wheel Racing Chuck & Amy Spielman, La Jolla, CA 1935 Lincoln K LeBaron convertible coupe 3rd Place in Class D-2: Lincoln Custom Coachwork V12 David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Zagato coupe 3rd Place in Class O-1: Postwar Sports & Custom Coachwork The Keller Collection—Petaluma, CA 1934 Hispano-Suiza J12 Vanvooren Pillarless Saloon Alec Ulmann Trophy The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA 1933 Hispano-Suiza J12 Binder coupe de Ville 3rd Place in Class J-1: European Classic-Early Dennis & Kathy Varni, Monte Sereno, CA 1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Graber Cabriolet 3rd Place in Class J-2: European Classic Late Gregory Whitten—Medina, WA 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 Biposto Mille Miglia Prewar Trophy ♦ SCM’s own Simon Kidston won a 1st Place in Class with his 1973 Lamborghini Miura SV Berlinetta November 2013 75 David Tomaro

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MONTEREY RECAP THE QUAIL Still Glowing After 11 Years The Quail features peer judging, which has entrants vote for the best car in their particular class — and for the Best of Show by Donald Osborne supporter of The Quail. His sons David and Howard have taken the reins of the Mille. The California Mille continues as tribute to this much-missed SCMer — and the sheer joy he always took in using old cars the way they should be used. The Quail features peer judg- By land or air, The Quail is a transformative experience T he Quail, A Motorsports Gathering celebrated its 10th anniversary last year with no special fanfare. As The Quail’s Gordon McCall said at the time, it was felt that as they were “working hard to incorporate … those things that make the event truer to its vision. Small and well-balanced, a combination of discovery and experience.” Well, a look at this year’s event would argue strongly that they remain on track. The Quail has always been about a combination of elements — the cars, the people, the ambiance, the food, the spirit that prevails — and in each you can find something unexpected and or amazing. Since the start of the event, over $1m has been given to the charities it supports, this year’s beneficiaries being the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, Rancho Cielo Youth Campus and the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. A highlight of each year’s event is the entry of racers from Laguna Seca with a CHP escort. This year, it was a parade of the Rolex Historic Races featured marque, the Chevrolet Corvette. Jay Leno and GM design chief Ed Welburn led the way in the soon-to-be-released 2014 Corvette convertible. It is no doubt due to the close relationship between the event’s founder and chair- man Sir Michael Kadoorie and Jean Todt, current head of the FIA and formerly Team Principal for Scuderia Ferrari, that a very special guest indeed was present at the Quail Lodge. Michael Schumacher, seven-time F1 World Champion driver, made a rare public appearance. Alain de Cadenet interviewed Schumacher on The Quail’s awards ramp. This, however, was the second of two such “Fireside Chats.” The first interview included Lamborghini legends Valentino Balboni and Ubaldo Sgarzi in honor of the 50th anniversary of the cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese. Also honored, with a display of cars from his most talented hand, was Peter Brock. An example of one of his most memorable creations, the 1964 Cobra Daytona coupe owned by the Larry H. Miller family, was chosen as the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show winner. Other classes included a 100th anniversary Plan ahead: August 15, 2014 Where: Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA Cost: $400 (reserve as soon as possible, as this event sells out each year) More: www.quaillodgeevents.com 76 tribute to Aston Martin and one honoring the California Mille rally in honor of the late Martin Swig, who was an early and constant A lineup of Pininfarina’s best Sports Car Market ing, which has entrants vote for the best car in their particular class — and for the Best of Show. Judging teams choose several special awards, including Spirit of the Quail, which went to the 1929 MG M-type of SCMers Bob and Margie Zwart. The Octane Editor’s Choice award went to the remarkably original 1965 De Tomaso P70 prototype racer owned by Mark Moshayedi. The FIVA / HVA Preservation Award went to the 1967 Simca 1000 Bertone coupe of SCMers Frank Garofolo and Donald Osborne (yes, that was me). Among favorites in the class awards were the magnificent 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Corto Spider of SCMers Tom and Gwen Price in the Tribute to the California Mille group. Also of note were Bruce Vanyo’s stunning 1953 Fiat 8V from the Post-War Sports class, and from the Super Cars group, there was SCMer Jim Glickenhaus’ 2009 Ferrari P 4/5 Competizione. The hotel at the Quail Lodge was once again open for the first time in several years, and traffic on the property seemed to be a bit heavier than in the past. Additional movement of shuttles and cars over to the Bonhams sale tents on the west side of the grounds also contributed to the crush, although a couple of accidents on roads outside the property made for a very slow exit at the end of the day. It’s still fair to say that even a traffic jam couldn’t take the glow off of another memorable day with great cars, people, food and drink. ♦ Randy Zussman Randy Zussman

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SCMers at The Quail Alex Albarian—CA 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 Henry Bandet—CA 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO James A. Barron—CA 1965 Shelby GT 350 William & Lisa Cash—CA 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 coupe Leonard & Sue Cheney—CA 1959 Porsche 356 1600 Super Jose G. Cobain—MX 1970 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Michael Cobler—CA 2013 Morgan Aero Super Sport Bob & Michele Cohen—CA 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Bob & Christine Cuevas—CA 1961 Bentley Continental S-2 drophead convertible Tancredi D’Amore—CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Michael Drobot & Thomas Billick—CA 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage David Eichenbaum—FL 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina Robert & Pamela Funari—CA 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Dennis Glavis—CA 2013 Perana Z-One James M. Glickenhaus—NY 2009 Ferrari P 4/5 Competizione Winner, Supercars 2006 Ferrari P 4/5 by Pininfarina Brad Goldstone—CA 1996 Ferrari 333 SP Evoluzione Adam Gordon—NY 1964 Porsche 911 Sammy Hagar—CA 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S John R. Hagstrom—CA 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Craig W. Hartman—CA 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ZF Terry Hefty—CO 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Andrew J. Hurwich—AZ 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Kent Jordan—CA Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Sir Michael Kadoorie—China 1969 Lamborghini Miura S Winner, A Retrospect of Automobili Lamborghini Tom & Deb Kazamek—CA 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Barry & Ruthie Klein—CA 1972 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 Ron Laurie—CA 1955 Hagemann Jaguar Competition Special Robert M. Lee—NV 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Tim & Diane Leister—CA 1990 Ferrari F40 Bill & Sandi Le Masters—CA 1961 Maserati 3500 GT convertible Cynthia & Robert Lepofsky—MA 2004 Aston Martin Zagato Vanquish Roadster Dennis LeVett—CA 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Jeff Lotman—CA 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Winner, Post-War Racing Cars Carlos Macaya—Costa Rica 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB short nose Mike & Barbara Malamut—CA 1968 Toyota 2000GT Chris & Tammy Marisco—CO 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1961 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet David MacNeil—IL 1965 Aston Martin DB5 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano alloy Peter McCoy—CA 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Berlinetta Dannie & Craig McLaughlin—CA 1959 Daimler SP250 Jeffery Meier—CA 1969 Lamborghini Miura S Keith & April Milne—CA 1969 Triumph Bonneville Philip J. Monego Sr.—CA 1960 Jaguar XK 150 SE fixed-head coupe Jay & Gerrie Moyes—UT 1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 1979 Triumph Group 44 TR8 SCMers at Concorso Italiano, continued from p. 67 Paul & Kay Schwartz—Orinda, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso Bill & Mihaela Smailes—Thousand Oaks, CA 1995 Ferrari F355 Calvin Smith—Carmichael, CA 1991 Porsche Carerra Colin Smith—Denver, CO 2005 BMW M3 Michael Smith—West Sacramento, CA 1999 Ferrari 355 Spider Steven Smith—Santa Clara, CA 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider 2007 Porsche 911 C4S cabriolet Anne Steele—San Bruno, CA 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino Walter “Wally” Stevens—San Diego, CA 2013 Fiat Abarth November 2013 Mario & Cleclia Tarigo—Los Altos Hills, CA 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Kenneth & Marie Thomas—Lakewood, CA 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE James Treadwell—Carmichael, CA 1991 Alfa Romeo 164 S Paul Tullius—Chico, CA 1985 Lancia Aurelia Spider Edward Turner—Pasadena, CA 2006 Jaguar XK8 Jay Van de Velde—Seal Beach, CA 1961 Bianchi Team issue Ross Vance—Los Angeles, CA 2011 Ferrari California John Vartanian—Visalia, CA 2001 Ferrari Barchetta Scott Varwig—Chicago, IL 2013 Javelin Lugano Jon Venverloh—Atherton, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Ron M Wade—Vancouver, WA 2006 Saleen S7 Bruce & Juana Wagner—Salinas, CA 1980 Maserati Merak SS Bruce & Peggy Wanta—Bellevue, WA 1973 DeTomaso Pantera 1967 Ghia 450SS Richard & Celeste Weklych—Napa, CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint H Wilson Werhan—Walnut Grove, CA 1973 Maserati Bora Dave Wetzel—La Quinta, CA 2012 Fiat Abarth Scott Whitman—Saratoga, CA 2012 Lotus Evora S Douglas Williams—Woodland, CA 1993 Alfa Romeo 164L Michael Williams—Sacramento, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce Shawn Williams—Los Angeles, CA 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Jeffrey “Jeff” Wilson—San Francisco, CA 1993 Cadillac Allante Steve Wilson—Solana Beach, CA 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Robert “Bob” Yeager—Oakland, CA 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Leslie Yuen—San Francisco, CA 1989 Ferrari 328 GTB Demetri N Zafiris—Tarzana, CA 1999 Ferrari Berlinetta ♦ 77 Mullin Automotive Museum—CA 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport coupe 1928 Lorraine Dietrich Type B3-6 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix 1911 Hispano-Suiza 45CR (15-45CV) Type “Alphonso XIII” Voiturette 1931 Bugatti Type 54 roadster 1923 Voisin C3 L coupe limousine Don & Carol Murray—CA 1950 Ferrari 166 Touring Berlinetta Michael A. Odierna—CT 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Christopher Ohrstrom—VA 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Donald Osborne & Frank Garofolo—CA 1967 Simca 1000 Winner, FIVA Award Tom Papadopoulos—NY 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato Buddy & Arline Pepp—CA 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Petersen Automotive Museum—CA 1953 Bosley GT Mark I 1946 Kurtis Ross Page Special 1956 Jaguar XKSS Curt & Gerry Pindler—CA 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster John A. Clark & Gayle Pirie—CA 1969 Lamborghini Islero GTS Brian & Randy Pollock—WA 1936 Morgan Super Sports Barrel Back Tom & Gwen Price—CA 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Corto Spider Winner, A Tribute to the California Mille, in Honor of Martin Swig Michael Regalia—CA 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pininfarina Cabriolet Gail M. Reingold—CA 1954 Jaguar XK 120 OTS-E Daniel Rhodes—CA 1963 Aston Martin DB4C convertible Ken & Dayle Roath—CA 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Pininfarina cabriolet Chris & Pat Roman—CA 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster Michael Ross—CA 1959 Porsche 356 sunroof coupe David Rossiter—CA 1951 Allard K-2 Margaret & Joe Sackey—CA 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Tony & Belle Schwartz—CA 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster The Segal Family—CA 1957 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Colin & Nancy Seid—CA 1952 Jaguar XK 120 fixed-head coupe Thomas Shaughnessy—CA 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV Everett Anton Singer—CA 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D Tom Smith—TN 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Chip Starr—OR 1950 Giaur Sport Internazionale Robert & Lynda Strand—CA 1964 Porsche 356C Anthony & Renette Symmes—CA 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III James W. Taylor—NY 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Jack E. Thomas—MO 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Jim Truitt—CA 1959 Norton Manx 40M Paul J. Turek M.D.—CA 1969 Maserati Ghibli Vincent James Vento—FL 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gary L. Wales—CA 1919 La Bestoni Beast Steve & Mary Walker—OR 1965 BMW 1800 Ti/SA Gary Wasserman—CA 1966 BMW R69S William Weiner—CA 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Malcolm Welford—CA 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTC Robert & Susan Wilder—NY 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB long nose J. Robert Wilson—CO 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Ira & Marian Zalesin—CA 1957 Fiat Millecento Belvedere ♦

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MONTEREY RECAP ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION High-Octane Heaven Exhaust fumes and hot rubber bring automotive racing history to life Text and photos by Jim Pickering 1960–68 sports racing USRRC cars warming up M onterey Classic Car Week is a lot of things — green grass and glassy paint jobs, the hot lights of the auction block, and a thousand late-model supercars, all stuck in traffic and revving their engines at each other. I’ve been coming to Monterey with SCM since 2007. I still appreciate getting to each of the auctions, seeing the spectacle that is downtown Monterey at night, and checking out cars on the lawns of all the shows. But for me, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has always been a must-do event, even if I can only get free to gawk here for a few hours during the busy week. Spectators get the full experience here. It’s not just about ogling parked racing icons — here you can smell high-test fumes and hot rubber, hear unrestricted exhaust, and feel the ground shake as a dozen high-com- A Penske Camaro waits next to Sam Posey’s ’70 Challenger 78 Mercedes-Benz 300SLs cool down after their turn on the track Sports Car Market

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Trans Am racers snarl under the bridge pression racers barrel into a corner a few yards away. It’s competition and history combined — as an event, this is the visceral jewel of a mostly static week. This year’s edition of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion celebrated 60 years of Corvette, and I spotted everything from original ’54s through a ’63 Grand Sport, L88s, and Corvette Challenge cars in the pits. Beyond that, I found a Ferrari GTO, Aston DBR2, a pair of Gullwings, original race-spec Shelby Cobras, and a vintage Scarab all within about 40 steps of each other. And while I was shooting all of these cars, other vintage machines were continually bombing through the famous Laguna Seca corkscrew and down the main straight — a constant reminder that all the cars were here for one reason: to be run hard. ♦ 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600 getting ready to race Cobras and Corvettes on the corkscrew November 2013 79

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MONTEREY RECAP OUT AND ABOUT Ford Falcon McLaren MP4 12C Ditto Car Spotting on the Peninsula A pair of Mercedes-Benz 300SLs What grabbed our eyeballs during a wild car week Laraki Epitome Potential Mystery Photo contender, a massive Frankenstein of a beast A pair of Shelby 427 Cobra tributes 1934 Packard Twelve phaeton Maserati Merak SS Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 82 Morris Minor 1000 Alfa Romeo Montreal Sports Car Market

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1933 Ford pickup Nash Rambler Greenbrier wagon Maserati Quattroporte S3 Tucker Model 48 Jaguar XK 150 Porsche 356 RM Lot 133, 1938 Ford Deluxe woodie wagon Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Datsun 510 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Buick Super Riviera 1957 Chevrolet wagon 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spyder November 2013 Cobra Daytona coupe tribute Ford GT40 replica 83

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MONTEREY RECAP THE NUMBERS Monterey’s Top 200 This year, 788 of 1,313 cars/motorcycles changed hands on the Monterey Peninsula for $308,426,765, with an average price per vehicle of $391,405 Rank Sold Price Model 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Tie) 17 (Tie) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 (Tie) 28 29 (Tie) 31 32 (Tie) (Tie) 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 (Tie) 43 44 45 (Tie) (Tie) 84 $27,500,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder $9,460,000 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver $9,075,000 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider $8,745,000 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante $8,470,000 1997 McLaren F1 $8,250,000 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo roadster $7,480,000 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster $7,150,000 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione $4,840,000 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione $4,647,500 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Le Mans $4,070,000 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider $4,012,500 1955 Porsche 550 1500 RS Spyder $3,905,000 1955 Jaguar D-type $3,740,000 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk I $3,520,000 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spyder $3,520,000 1974 McLaren M16C Indy racer $3,080,000 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta $3,080,000 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC $2,970,000 1967 Ferrari 365 California Spyder $2,860,000 1929 Bentley Speed Six Grafton coupe $2,805,000 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa coupe $2,750,000 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Aerodinamico coupe $2,585,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB long-nose alloy $2,530,000 1953 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder $2,365,000 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible $2,255,000 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 cabriolet $2,255,000 2002 Ferrari F2002 $2,200,000 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT $2,090,000 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage $2,090,000 1990 Ferrari F40 LM $2,068,000 1963 Shelby Cobra 260 roadster $1,980,000 1958 Lister-Jaguar Knobbly prototype $1,980,000 1954 Bentley R-type Continental fastback $1,980,000 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast $1,925,000 1935 Voisin C25 Aerodyne $1,705,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,677,500 1995 Ferrari F50 $1,650,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider $1,622,500 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,595,000 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS $1,540,000 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa cabriolet $1,540,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB $1,512,500 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO $1,498,000 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf racer $1,485,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,485,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB $1,485,000 1956 Porsche 356 1500 GS Carrera Speedster Auction & Lot RM, #225 G&C, #39 RM, #140 G&C, #123 G&C, #51 RM, #216 RM, #132 G&C, #143 G&C, #114 Bon, #152 RM, #146 Mec, #S134 RM, #137 G&C, #119 RM, #232 RM, #241 RM, #125 G&C, #151 G&C, #149 G&C, #134 Bon, #160 RM, #115 G&C, #133 RM, #219 G&C, #55 RM, #221 G&C, #34 RM, #214 RM, #242 G&C, #131 Bon, #161 RM, #154 G&C, #130 G&C, #28 G&C, #47 G&C, #141 RM, #213 RM, #240 G&C, #53 G&C, #24 G&C, #31 G&C, #63 G&C, #7 Mec, #S156 RM, #109 G&C, #158 G&C, #43 Rank Sold Price Model (Tie) 49 (Tie) (Tie) (Tie) 53 54 55 (Tie) 57 58 59 (Tie) 61 (Tie) 63 (Tie) (Tie) (Tie) 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 (Tie) 78 (Tie) 80 81 82 (Tie) 84 85 86 87 (Tie) 89 90 91 (Tie) 93 94 $1,485,000 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $1,430,000 1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly racer $1,430,000 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,430,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,430,000 1958 Maserati 3500 GT prototype Spider $1,417,750 1990 Ferrari F40 $1,386,000 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso $1,375,000 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet $1,375,000 1996 Ferrari 333 SP Evoluzione $1,320,000 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca coupe $1,292,500 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet $1,265,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,265,000 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso $1,155,000 1990 Ferrari F40 $1,155,000 2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport $1,100,000 1910 Mercedes 45-hp tourabout $1,100,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,100,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet $1,100,000 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster $1,050,500 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter coupe $1,045,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS $1,017,500 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 roadster $1,016,500 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo phaeton $1,001,000 1952 Frazer Nash Le Mans Mk II replica $990,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS $989,750 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $984,500 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $946,000 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC $935,000 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America $935,000 1968 Toyota 2000GT $924,000 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso $924,000 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $856,000 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible $850,000 1962 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $836,000 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica $836,000 1966 Porsche Type 906 Carrera Competition coupe $825,000 1932 Bentley 8 Litre sedan $819,500 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $814,000 1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS coupe $770,000 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $770,000 1937 Delage D-8 120 Deltasport cabriolet $759,000 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC $748,000 1914 American Underslung Model 644 tourer $742,500 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT $742,500 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR $737,000 1985 Porsche 959 Vorserie $726,000 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano coupe Auction & Lot G&C, #13 Bon, #163 Bon, #121 RM, #117 G&C, #125 Mec, #S141 RM, #131 Bon, #130 RM, #244 G&C, #111 RM, #127 RM, #220 G&C, #108 RM, #230 G&C, #21 Bon, #180 Bon, #176 RM, #217 G&C, #37 R&S, #S655 Bon, #169 RM, #209 Mec, #S154 Bon, #187 RM, #237 Mec, #S145 RM, #215 G&C, #5 Bon, #142 RM, #239 RM, #247 RM, #130 Mec, #S158 R&S, #S656 Bon, #179 Bon, #154 RM, #124 G&C, #104 G&C, #32 RM, #123 G&C, #36 RM, #138 Bon, #105 RM, #136 G&C, #112 RM, #126 RM, #245 Sports Car Market

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MONTEREY RECAP THE NUMBERS Rank Sold Price Model (Tie) 96 97 (Tie) 99 100 101 102 (Tie) 104 105 106 107 108 (Tie) 110 (Tie) 112 113 114 (Tie) 116 (Tie) 118 (Tie) (Tie) 121 (Tie) 123 124 (Tie) (Tie) 127 128 (Tie) 130 (Tie) 132 133 134 135 136 (Tie) 138 (Tie) 140 141 142 143 (Tie) 145 (Tie) 147 86 $726,000 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe $720,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 NART Daytona Spyder $715,000 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe $715,000 1956 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera coupe $693,000 1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada alloy $687,500 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena coupe $668,750 1913 Packard Model 1-38 runabout $660,000 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial cabriolet $632,500 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II $605,000 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe $588,500 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback $583,000 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $583,000 1968 Porsche 911L $550,000 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC $550,000 1977 Porsche 934½ IMSA Trans Am racer $539,000 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 Victoria convertible $517,000 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $506,000 1949 Delahaye 175S Dandy cabriolet $506,000 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 $495,000 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible $495,000 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300D cabriolet $473,000 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $473,000 1965 Lamborghini Miura P400 prototype chassis $473,000 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS $467,500 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC $467,500 1914 Packard 1-38 phaeton $465,000 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 roadster $451,000 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley roadster $451,000 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Super Sport $451,000 1967 Lamborghini 400GT Interim $445,500 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II $440,000 1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III $440,000 2005 Aston Martin DBR9 $429,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $429,000 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale $418,000 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC $411,950 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 coupe $403,925 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition coupe $396,000 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $390,500 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $390,500 1959 Ferrari 250 GT coupe $385,000 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot phaeton $385,000 1948 Cisitalia 202 SC coupe $379,500 1957 Lancia Aurelia B24S convertible $376,750 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale $374,500 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko $374,000 1915 Cretors Model C popcorn wagon $374,000 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Model 845 convertible $368,500 1965 Ferrari 330 America $368,500 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Series II 2+2 $363,000 1928 Bugatti Type 44 cabriolet Auction & Lot G&C, #29 G&C, #120 G&C, #109 G&C, #145 RM, #122 RM, #144 Mec, #S120.1 RM, #135 $660,000 1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 London-Edinburgh tourer RM, #112 $650,000 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC G&C, #153 RM, #218 Bon, #133 Mec, #F118 RM, #227 G&C, #122 Bon, #124 RM, #128 G&C, #41 G&C, #50 Bon, #149 G&C, #48 G&C, #25 G&C, #156 RM, #116 G&C, #157 G&C, #67 Bon, #113 G&C, #115 Bon, #136 RM, #252 G&C, #126 G&C, #160 G&C, #45 RM, #224 G&C, #62 Bon, #140 G&C, #26 RM, #153 Mec, #S137 Mec, #F151 G&C, #57 RM, #206 RM, #258 RM, #236 G&C, #18 Bon, #153 RM, #212 Mec, #S146 G&C, #117 G&C, #127 R&S, #S650 G&C, #12 Bon, #185 Rank Sold Price Model 148 149 (Tie) 151 (Tie) (Tie) (Tie) 155 (Tie) 157 158 (Tie) (Tie) 161 162 163 164 165 (Tie) 167 (Tie) (Tie) (Tie) 171 (Tie) 173 (Tie) 175 176 177 178 (Tie) (Tie) (Tie) 182 (Tie) 184 185 186 187 188 189 (Tie) 191 (Tie) (Tie) (Tie) 195 196 (Tie) 198 199 (Tie) $358,450 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible $352,000 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7 Lightweight $352,000 1962 Ghia L6.4 coupe $341,000 1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre coupe $341,000 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage drophead coupe $341,000 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet $341,000 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Playboy roadster $330,000 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible $330,000 1965 Shelby GT350 fastback $321,750 1966 Aston Martin DB6 $302,500 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 coupe $302,500 1961 Fiat-Abarth 1000 Bialbero GT racer $302,500 1972 Porsche 911 STR II $300,000 1911 Hispano-Suiza Alfonso XIII $294,250 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe $292,600 1951 Aston Martin DB2 coupe $286,000 1959 AC Ace Bristol $280,500 1948 Tatra T87 limousine $280,500 1958 Timossi-Maserati KD-13 hydroplane $275,000 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $275,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 $275,000 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback $275,000 1934 Lincoln Model KB convertible $269,500 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible $269,500 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible $264,000 1972 Lancia Stratos Stradale $264,000 1958 Porsche 356A Super Speedster $262,150 2006 Ford GT coupe $258,500 1958 Bentley S1 Continental sedan $256,800 1933 Ford Auburn Special racer $253,000 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster $253,000 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Alleggerita $253,000 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible $253,000 1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grille roadster $247,500 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $247,500 1968 Lamborghini Islero $246,100 1963 Modena Spyder California roadster $242,000 1932 Ford Highboy Walker Morrison roadster $238,075 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback $236,500 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet $235,400 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback $225,500 1937 Cord 812 SC phaeton $225,500 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 $220,000 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet $220,000 1937 Packard Twelve convertible $220,000 1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 cabriolet B $220,000 1933 Packard Twelve Model 1005 coupe $216,675 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster $214,500 1968 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT Series I $214,500 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible $214,000 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Lightweight 2-dr hard top $209,000 2006 Ford GT coupe $209,000 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith limousine Auction & Lot Mec, #S182 Bon, #141 RM, #151 RM, #150 G&C, #128 G&C, #60 G&C, #44 RM, #113 G&C, #6 RM, #142 RM, #139 G&C, #15 G&C, #61 G&C, #148 Mec, #S90 Bon, #131 Bon, #170 RM, #159 RM, #158 Bon, #184 RM, #210 RM, #156 G&C, #129 RM, #141 G&C, #147 Bon, #189 G&C, #10 Mec, #S152 G&C, #9 Mec, #S133 Bon, #135 RM, #207 RM, #211 G&C, #102 R&S, #S648 G&C, #19 Mec, #S163 Bon, #132 Mec, #F126 G&C, #105 Mec, #S144 RM, #226 RM, #234 RM, #222 RM, #253 G&C, #30 G&C, #27 Mec, #S171 G&C, #66 G&C, #35 Mec, #S135 Bon, #110 G&C, #40 Sports Car Market

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Market Reports Overview Monterey Car Week Breaks $300m 71 cars sold for $1m or more, and a total of 788 cars found new owners By Tony Piff A few of the cars that sold for more than a million dollars each at RM’s 2013 Monterey auction A uction totals from Monterey Car Week reached $308m this year, shattering 2012’s record $258m. That’s growth of nearly 20%, even though the number of total consignments dipped slightly to 1,313 from 1,318. That translates to an increased average price per car of $391k, up from $328k. (If we eliminate motorcycles from the equation, the average jumps to $404k.) A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder was the high sale of the week — and the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at auction — at $27.5m. The seller donated the proceeds to charity, which no doubt helped bidders feel even better about raising their paddles. The NART Spyder pushed RM’s overall total to $125m, with 88% (105/120) sold, up from $95m/88% (105/119) last year. Twenty-six RM cars surpassed $1m. Thirty cars broke $1m at Gooding & Company, topped by a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta at $9.5m, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante at $8.7m and a 1997 McLaren F1 at $8.5m. Gooding’s sales total, at $113m, was about the same as last year’s $114m. The overall sales rate increased to 92% (118/128) from 89% (109/122). Mecum sold 371 cars in Monterey this year. That’s more than RM and Gooding combined. High-sale honors went to a 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder at $4m. Three more cars made seven-digit prices: a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf racer at $1.5m, a 1990 Ferrari F40 at $1.4m and a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo phaeton at $1m. Mecum’s sales rate dipped to 55% from 60% last year, but totals notched up to $31.4m from $30.8m. Totals at Bonhams’ Carmel sale tripled, surging to $31m from $9.5m in 2012 — this despite Bonhams cutting their consignments nearly in half. They sold 77 cars out of 89 (87%) this year, a numerical reduction from 82/153 (54%). Average price increased to $403k from $116k. A 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Le Mans secured the top slot at $4.6m. Nine other cars made $1m or more. A 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter coupe was the top lot at Russo and Steele, selling for $1m. Russo sold 89 cars out of 215 consigned (41%), a decrease from 124/266 (47%) last year. Overall totals declined to $7m from $8m, but average price jumped to $80k 90 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante coupe at Gooding & Company Sports Car Market from $66k. MidAmerica’s Pebble Beach “marketplace” hit its biggest total since 2010. Twenty-eight bikes sold out of 84 (33%), for $752k total and an average price of $27k. A 1954 Vincent Black Shadow was the most expensive motorcycle of the week at $160k. And just before Monterey Car Week, Barrett-Jackson held their inaugural Hot August Nights sale in Reno. A 2014 Shelby GT500 convertible sold for charity was the most expensive car at $500k, followed by a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Fuelie convertible at $193k and a 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster at $178k. Barrett sold 343 out of 345 cars for a 99% sales rate, a $41k average price and $14m overall. ♦ Jim Pickering Chad Tyson

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$100m $110m $120m $80m $90m $70m $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m $0 Bonhams RM Auctions Russo and Steele Gooding & Company Mecum Auctions Sales Totals 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Top Sales by Year 2009 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe $7,685,000 Mecum Auctions 2010 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Competizione Spyder $7,260,000 Gooding & Company 2011 2009 Yearly Sold / Offered Summary 2010 2011 Bonhams 62 / 102 (61%) $14,284,288 RM 206 / 239 (86%) $35,522,600 Russo and Steele 60 / 112 (54%) $4,973,565 Gooding 128 / 159 (81%) $50,753,850 Mecum 105 / 224 (47%) $14,249,725 MidAmerica 27 / 83 (33%) $547,562 Total Sold / Offered 588 / 919 (64%) Total Sales $120,331,590 79 / 102 (77%) $18,029,330 209 / 224 (93%) $66,886,000 99 / 251 (39%) $8,054,975 105 / 137 (77%) $64,564,750 199 / 420 (47%) $14,403,517 37 / 93 (40%) $868,573 730 / 1231 (59%) $172,989,695 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder, $27,500,000—RM, p. 98 2. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta, $9,460,000—G&C, p. 110 3. 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder, $9,075,000— RM, p. 94 4. 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante coupe, $8,745,000—G&C, p. 106 5. 1997 McLaren F1 coupe, $8,470,000— G&C, p. 104 6. 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster, $8,250,000—RM, p. 92 7. 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, $7,480,000—RM, p. 94 8. 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione coupe, $7,150,000—G&C, p. 110 9. 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione coupe, $4,840,000—G&C, p. 108 10. 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Le Mans roadster, $4,647,500—Bon, p. 118 November 2013 1. 1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top convertible coupe, $2,365,000—G&C, p. 112 2. 1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly racer, $1,430,000—Bon, p. 118 3. 1938 Ford 81A woodie wagon, $77,000—RM, p. 100 4. 1929 Norton Model 20 motorcycle, $15,400—MidA, p. 160 5. 1978 Porsche 911SC convertible, $8,910—B-J, p. 142 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 91 65 / 128 (51%) $10,661,510 123 / 144 (85%) $78,192,700 144 / 222 (65%) $8,507,336 106 / 126 (84%) $78,175,300 443 / 707 (63%) $22,195,692 38 / 98 (39%) $667,406 919 / 1425 (64%) $198,399,797 2012 82 / 153 (54%) $9,513,225 105 / 119 (88%) $95,274,150 124 / 266 (47%) $8,189,500 109 / 122 (89%) $113,716,600 341 / 570 (60%) $30,844,850 25 / 88 (28%) $538,210 786 / 1318 (60%) $258,076,535 2013 77 / 89 (87%) $31,038,150 105 / 120 (88%) $125,086,750 89 / 215 (41%) $7,111,825 118 / 128 (92%) $112,968,350 371 / 677 (55%) $31,422,290 28 / 84 (33%) $752,400 788 / 1313 (60%) $308,426,765 Best Buys 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder $27,500,000 RM Auctions 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K roadster $11,770,000 Gooding & Company 2013 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype $16,390,000 Gooding & Company 2012

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA RM Auctions — Monterey 2013 Ferraris were the stars of the event, with 31 offered, and all of them found new homes Company RM Auctions Date August 16–17, 2013 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 105/120 Sales rate 88% Sales total $125,086,750 High sale 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder, sold at $27,500,000 1960 Ferrari 250GT Series II cabriolet and 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT coupe—two star cars at RM Auctions’ 2013 Monterey sale Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics R M Auctions’ 28th annual Monterey event was one of the most — if not the most — successful two-day events ever staged, with $125m in total sales. They offered 120 motorcars, and 105 found new homes at an average price per car sold of $1,191,302. That statistic is even more impressive when you consider that the 14 cars that sold for less than $100,000 are included; the 1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 that realized only $57,750. Ferraris were the stars of the event, with 31 offered. All of them changed hands. The sale of the 1967 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder for $27,500,000 had the audience on its feet and it set all kinds of records. It was the most expensive Ferrari as well as the most expensive road-going car ever sold at auction. It was acquired when new by Eddie Smith Sr. and had been retained by the family since his passing. The proceeds from the sale were donated to charity, which made the sale even more significant. The 1953 Ferrari 375 MM that was acquired when new by Jim Kimberly of Kimberly-Clark fame sold for $9,075,000. He campaigned the car extensively in the era and was the 1954 SCCA National Champion. It was finished in “Kimberly Red” and was offered with several of his early trophies and his favorite English helmet. Other notable Ferrari sales included the record- setting 365 GTB Daytona that realized $770,000, the “chairs and flares” Dino that continued the upward trend 92 by selling for $473,000, and the 1955 750 Monza that sold for $4,070,000. Featured cars in the hotel ballroom were presented with large murals framing them. The 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster by Saoutchik that was the 2012 Pebble Beach Best of Show winner was displayed in front of a mural depicting the event. The impeccable attention to detail included the magnificent interior that was finished with 760 lizard skins sourced from Southeast Asia and chosen for consistency of grain and color. The winning bid of $8,250,000 actually seemed quite reasonable considering the quality of restoration and unique history. Scattered among the multi-million-dollar offerings were several cars that sold for more down-to-earth prices. A 1957 Thunderbird “E-bird” that was finished in a most attractive shade of Thunderbird Bronze and had numerous awards to its credit realized $74,250, while a very nice 1937 Cord 812 phaeton with its original “FC” supercharged engine brought $225,500. It was one of only 688 supercharged Cords produced, finished in factory-correct Geneva Blue and was fully documented. A 1938 Ford Deluxe woodie station wagon was extremely well bought — a statement the seller hates to hear — at $77,000. There were only 55,000 miles on the clock and it was very original with the Locust Shade Farm lettering still on the doors. RM continues to “ring the bell” at their Sales Totals $120m $100m events, and it’s not by chance or accident. They bring in their crew firing on all cylinders, and the attention to detail is evident with results that leave the vast majority of consignors pleased with the experience. ♦ $80m $60m $40m $20m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA CZECH #159-1948 TATRA T87 limousine. S/N 3480332. Silver/black leather. Odo: 5,010 km. A fascinating and futuristic design. Recently restored in Australia. A late production version that is fitted with a 2.5-liter V8. Engine compartment clean and tidy. Paint to high standard (SCM# 40529). Acquired by seller shortly after. The decision for the new owner is where to go first: tours or the show field? Will be successful at either. with touch-up on taillight. An attention-getter! Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $280,500. If you like telling folks about your car, this is the ticket. New owner best be prepared to answer “What is it?” at every stoplight. Price paid slightly eclipses the record $280,500 paid for one a year ago at Bonhams Carmel (SCM# 209467). ENGLISH #209-1911 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST roadster. S/N 1592. Eng. # 91. Silver/ black fabric/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 3,250 km. Acquired as chassis only in 2006; coachwork sourced from noted RR collector Millard Newman. Roadster body thought to have been built in 1960s in style of Charles Fully documented as original with exception of hood. Not fresh but presents well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,905,000. Price was in line with expectations, considering that Gooding sold a very nice D-type for $3.74m at their 2010 Scottsdale sale (SCM# 156811). History and originality pushed this one over the top. #154-1958 LISTER-JAGUAR “KNOB- BLY” prototype racer. S/N BHLEE101. White/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 7,804 km. The original “Knobbly” Lister-Jaguar prototype. Designed by Brian Lister with 3-liter Jaguar engine. Briggs Cunningham 1958 SCCA World Championship car. One of 11 built. Featured in numerous articles. A significant Rolls’ “balloon car.” Completed in 2002 with numerous awards since. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,017,500. Last seen at RM’s 2006 Monterey sale, where it sold for $858,000 (SCM# 42606). Properly maintained since. Difficult to understand the price paid for a car with a recent body, but that is the Rolls-Royce culture. Market-correct. #124-1932 BENTLEY 8 LITRE saloon. S/N YX5105. Eng. # YX5105. Black/black fabric/tan leather. Odo: 48,091 km. Only 100 8 Litre Bentleys were constructed and this is the 98th. Massive 7,983-cc engine with 156-inch chassis. Restored after acquisition in 2006 by prominent Bentley restoration facility. Ace wheel discs over Rudge wires. Very impressive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $825,000. Last seen at Gooding’s 2006 Palm Beach auction, where it was a no-sale when bid to $270k 94 darker shade of seating. Has BMIHT certificate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,000. The SCM Price Guide places a strong #2 BJ8 at about $75k. This is a far better car than that, but I think the guide might be a bit conservative on this one. Strong money for a very strong car. GERMAN ’60s race car. Well used. Non-original engine and transmission. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,980,000. This was last seen at Bonhams’ September 2011 Goodwood sale, where the high bid of $760k was refused (SCM# 186147). At the time, our reporter wrote, “The money should have been sufficient,” but two years later, it turns out that waiting was a wise decision. #214-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT coupe. S/N DB4GT0141L. Eng. # 3700141L. Snow Shadow Gray/black leather. Odo: #216-1928 MERCEDES-BENZ 680S Torpedo Roadster. S/N 35949. Eng. # 72151. Dove Gray/black fabric/maroon lizard skin. Odo: 31,860 miles. One of three short-wheelbase examples built and only one remaining. Single-family ownership until 2006. Restored in ’80s; comprehensive restoration performed in 2010 by Paul Russell and TOP 10 No. 6 #137-1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE roadster. S/N XKD530. Eng. # E20449. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 23,506 miles. Documented race history, much of which was on frozen lakes of Finland. Restored in 2003 and vintage raced at Goodwood and Mille Miglia. Recently presented at worlds’ major concours. 21,705 miles. One of 75 DB4GTs built; only 30 in left-hand drive. One of three fitted with rear seat. Restored in late 1990s and presents as new. The 1960 Turin Motor Show car. Powered by twin-plug, overhead-cam alloy engine. With alloy body, has top speed of 153 mph. Wonderful design with faired-in headlamps with Perspex covers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,200,000. Aston’s 250 TdF, but at a fraction of the price. Performance and styling in one stunning package. Price paid was at the lower end of the $2m–$2.7m estimate range, so we will call this well bought. #208-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L29759. Healey Gold/Fawn Beige vinyl. Odo: 57,176 miles. Freshly restored by marque specialist. Finished in unusual color scheme. Engine bay spotless. Paint with deep luster and flawless. Interior to high standard, but must say I prefer Company. 760 new lizard hides sourced for interior. 2012 Best of Show at Pebble Beach. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $8,250,000. A striking car with documented history from new. Smashing Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA restoration with deserving Pebble Beach win. This checks all the boxes, and the price paid, while expensive, was not unrealistic. All should be pleased here. TOP 10 No. 7 #132-1939 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Special Roadster. S/N 408383. Eng. # 408 383. Dark blue/blue fabric/light blue leather. Odo: 26,733 km. One of only 29 Special Roadsters built between 1934 and 1939, and few were one-off designs. This example equipped with desirable 5-speed manual transmission; running boards eliminated. Discovered in Russia in 1962. Recent restoration between Gullwings and Roadsters continues to narrow. This stunning example sold at a welldeserved premium. Pricey now but could be worth a lot more in the coming years. #141-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104010019733. Anthracite Gray/Tobacco Brown fabric/Cognac leather. Odo: 32 miles. A stunning restoration recently completed in Germany. Complete with full set of tools and matching Cognac leather luggage. to highest standard, and kilometers shown thought to be actual. Most interesting history. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $7,480,000. This was last seen at RM’s August 2011 Monterey auction, where it was offered from the Lyon Collection and sold for $4.62m (SCM# 183122). The seller realized a tidy profit in a few short years, and I doubt we will see much movement from the price paid in the foreseeable future. Very well sold. #109-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500547. Eng. # 1989805500567. Graphite Gray/red leather. Odo: 60,426 miles. A very original Gullwing wearing same leather interior and colors as fitted at factory in 1955. Recent upgrade with NSL cam and Rudge-style wheels. Includes books and records, as well as fitted luggage. Paint 283 at one point. Restored in late ’80s and fitted with correct Kimberly spare V12. Fully documented, one-off design with racing history. Checks all the boxes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,075,000. A significant 375 MM that sold for significant-but-not-unreasonable money. The fact that 0436AM was documented as sold by the factory to Kimberly as a spare engine adds to the package. #235-1953 MASERATI A6GCS/53 Spy- Flawless paint and brightwork. Interior finished in leather rather than vinyl. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $269,500. The most expensive 190SL I can recall but also the best. These have spiked of late, and this continues the trend. At these levels a restoration of this quality can be justified. ITALIAN #125-1950 FERRARI 166 MM Bar- chetta. S/N 0038M. Eng. # 0038M. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 28,222 km. One of only 25 166 Barchettas built and one of three with only one door. Passenger’s side was used for additional fuel tank. Rebuilt as coupe with Vignale coachwork. Rebodied back to original shows minor signs of age but is in exceptional original condition. Miles stated to be from new. An amazing time-capsule. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,485,000. An outstanding original example that could not be duplicated. Fully priced today but most likely a bargain in a few years. 300SLs have been the gold standard of the collector-car world, and this sale cements that fact. #117-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500229. Eng. # 1989807500107. Ivory/green fabric/green leather. Odo: 42,312 miles. A recent extensive restoration to the highest of standards. Miles stated to be from new. Single-family ownership until 2009. Euro-style headlamps and bumpers recently added. A very attractive color combination. Recent awards at Starfest 2012, the national Mercedes-Benz concours. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,430,000. The price difference 96 der. S/N 2053. Eng. # 2067. Red/red leatherette. Odo: 315 miles. The “Corsa Sport” featured a tubular chassis. The model won its class at 1953 Mille Miglia. Once fitted with Corvette V8. Period-correct A6GCS engine now installed. Documented racing history includes recent vintage-racing events. A most Kimberly-Clark empire. Unique pontoon fenders were Kimberly request. Had 17 class wins in SCCA events in 1954. Fitted with Corvette attractive design. One of 52 examples produced 1951–53. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $2,200,000. This Maserati was last seen at Bonhams’ 2010 Carmel sale, where it no-saled at $1.5m (SCM# 165700). Same fate here, but at a higher number. The seller risks over-shopping the car, and I have to wonder what number he is looking for. #232-1954 FERRARI 500 MONDIAL Series I Spyder. S/N 0418MD. Eng. # 0506MD. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. RHD. The November 2009 SCM cover car. Said to be one of four factory Works cars entered in 1954 Mille Miglia; one of 18 first-series Spyders constructed. Extensive documented racing history in Venezuela. Restored in late ’80s with cor- barchetta coachwork and raced in recent Mille Miglias. Placed second in 1950 Mille Miglia. Driven by several of the greatest names in racing. Exceptional provenance. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,080,000. A significant 166 MM with extensive racing history. The rebody did not appear to have any influence on the bidding, as it sold as expected. #140-1953 FERRARI 375 MM Spyder. S/N 0364AM. Eng. # 0436AM. “Kimberly Red”/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 2,551 km. One of only 16 375 MMs. Sergio Pininfarina’s first full commission. Owned and raced by Jim Kimberly, heir to TOP 10 No. 3 rect replacement engine. Again restored in 1997. From the estate of William Tilley. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,520,000. Last sold for $1.54m at Gooding’s 2009 Pebble Beach sale (SCM# 141201). A well-documented 500 Mondial that has been recognized at Pebble Beach, Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA Cavallino Classic and numerous other concours. All things considered, the price paid was well within reason. #146-1955 FERRARI 750 MONZA Spy- der. S/N 0530M. Eng. # 0530M. Red/black leather. RHD. An older restoration that still presents well. Known ownership from new. With matching-numbers original engine. Extensive racing history in ’50s and participated #201-1960 FIAT 600 JOLLY beach car. S/N 100674748. Eggshell Blue/tan wicker. Odo: 362 miles. This is the U.S. version with larger headlamps and is equipped with the “big block” 4-cylinder motor. Restored in 2008 but sill trim missing and other trim dull. considering the positive trending of the early Ferrari market. A very desirable road car. #115-1961 FERRARI 400 SUPERA- MERICA SWB coupe. S/N 2841SA. Eng. # 2841SA. Blu Sera/brown & tan leather. Odo: 62,046 miles. Said to be one of only 17 400 SA Aerodinamico SWB coupes produced. Presented at the 1961 Paris Motor Show. Comprehensive restoration completed in 2006. Awards at Pebble Beach as well as Cavallino in 10 consecutive Mille Miglia Storicas from 2001 through 2010. Documented with numerous period photographs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $4,070,000. Price paid was not surprising considering the documented history. Is it now, however, too valuable to take on the track? #113-1957 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 100. Blue/black fabric/tan & blue leather. Odo: 78,642 miles. With chassis number 100, thought to be the first production Dual-Ghia. Recent restoration to highest standards. Has replacement power-window lifts. Cond: 1-. Several recent awards. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $85,250. This was seen at Bonhams’ Carmel sale last year, where it realized $83k (SCM# 212603). After the dust settled and the fees were paid, the seller is a few grand in the hole, so I hope he had some fun with it. #242-1960 MASERATI TIPO 61 “Birdcage” racer. S/N 2461. White/blue fabric. RHD. Restored in 2006. Extensive race history: Driven by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney, winning 1960 Nürburgring 1000 Km. One of 22 examples produced between 1959– 61. Rolex Award of Excellence at Monterey Classic. Perhaps best example known. Once owned by Greg Garrison. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,750,000. This was last seen at RM’s 2008 Monterey sale, where it realized $1.65m (SCM# 117467). Five short years later and an additional 650 miles on the clock, the owner realized close to a $1m profit. Extremely well sold, but buyer should have no regrets. #151-1962 GHIA L6.4 coupe. S/N 0305. Eng. # 0305. Blue/white leather. Odo: 28,950 miles. The 1962 New York Auto Show car. One of only 26 built and priced at $13,500. Unrestored with original paint, factory air and fitted luggage. Interior shows minor signs of use. Fitted with Chrysler “Wedge” V8. Low SOLD AT $330,000. Gooding sold a DualGhia for $363k at Pebble Beach 2009 (SCM# 152283), but most seem to sell in the $150k– $200k range. This was a stunning example, and as the first production example, well worth the price paid. #127-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N 1939GT. Eng. # 1939GT. Blu Scuro/blue fabric/white leather. Odo: 45,527 km. Thirteen-year restoration completed in 2000 with recent cosmetic freshening. Little to fault here. An elegant car with exciting performance. The 250 GT was Ferrari’s first true Historics in 2006 and 2012. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,090,000. Last seen at Christie’s 2003 Pebble Beach sale, where it failed to sell at $1.25m (SCM# 36235). The 10-year wait before offering it again was most profitable, even though it sold for well below RM’s $3m–$4m estimate. Well bought and sold. #217-1961 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N 2683GT. Rosso Corsa/black fabric/Cognac leather. Odo: 2,861 miles. A recent restoration at a documented cost in excess of $100k. Known history from new with miles are accurate from new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $352,000. About half the L6.4 Ghias had the headlamps altered by George Barris, but this example is as presented at the 1962 Auto Show. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that in 2009 Gooding sold an L6.4 Ghia for $418k (SCM# 152284), but that price was an outlier. Most have changed hands in the $125k range. Perhaps this is the new trend. #108-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 Sprint Speciale. S/N AR381257. Dark blue/ red vinyl. Odo: 51,359 miles. Sold new in Phoenix. Engine replaced in 1980s. Fitted with correct Plexiglas windshield. Displayed at Amelia Island in March of this year and featured in SCM Amelia Island Guide. Minor paint issues but nothing serious. Interior in road car, offering luxury and performance but at a price: $12,600 in U.S. when new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,292,500. An iconic Ferrari design that continues to excite. As such, values continue to escalate. Price paid here was well within reason for current market. 98 mileage well over 300,000 kilometers. One of only 200 built, with matching numbers. Fourwheel brakes a big plus. A most attractive design and well presented, considering the extensive use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,100,000. Price paid was well within reason Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA good order. Low miles stated to be accurate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. The price paid was within the SCM Pocket Price Guide range of $80k–$135k. Considering the mileage and condition, fair all around here. #131-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5337GT. Eng. # 5337GT. Blu Sera/beige leather. Odo: 43,928 miles. Restoration completed earlier in the year with authentic leather interior. The 275th of only 350 constructed. Low miles stated to be original. Engine bay clean and sanitary. Correct Borrani the road version of the 5300 GT and was powered by a Corvette V8. It is thought that about 75 alloy-bodied 5300 GT Stradas were produced. This example featured in several publications. Recent restoration with a few minor nicks in paint. New interior recently fitted. Reported to have sensational handling. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $693,000. A review of the SCM database indicates that several 5300 GT Stradas have recently sold in the $450k–$550k range, so this example sets a new benchmark. A new market-correct value or auction fever? The next sale will give us the answer. #225-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4S NART Spyder. S/N 10709. Eng. # 10709. Red/black fabric/tan leather. Odo: 43,537 miles. Single-family ownership from new. One of only 10 NART Spyders built. Active in Ferrari Club of America events. Restored to highest standards with TOP 10 No. 1 wheels. Wonderful restoration of a beautifully designed Ferrari. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,386,000. Lusso denotes luxury, and this example demonstrates why. A stunning restoration with a powerful V12 to move it along. Lusso values continue to rise, and while expensive compared with yesterday’s pricing, this is market-correct today. #247-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta. S/N 5471GT. Eng. # 07511. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 74,657 km. An older respray; most of chrome and interior original. Properly detailed and stated to be in good running order. In 1969, fitted with a V12 from a 275 GTB. The 300-hp “hot rod” engine adds about 20 additional hp. One of 350 Lussos getter for your Italian racing team. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. Unique and fun vehicle that a few years back would have sold for a fraction of what was realized here. I wonder what the new owner has in mind here. #116-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 08274. Nero Black/tan vinyl. Odo: 36,848 miles. One of only 63 Dinos finished in factory black. Fitted with Campagnolo wheels with flared fenders and vinyl Daytona seats. Mousehair dash original, as are carpets and door panels. Has Red Book certifi- documented matching numbers. Proceeds of sale to benefit charity. Ex-Eddie Smith Sr. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,500,000. The most expensive Ferrari and road-going car ever sold at public auction. The second-highest result at a public auction. The charity factor and white-hot market help explain the price. (See the profile on p. 42). #240-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 14829. Eng. # 14829. Red/ black fabric/black & red leather. Odo: 14,721 miles. The “Gumball Rally” Daytona, once owned by Noel Blanc, son of Mel Blanc. Nose-band repainted silver. Good mousehair on dash. Low miles stated to be original. U.S.spec car with factory air. Four dash switches, produced. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $924,000. Sold well below Lot 131, which was a Lusso with the original motor. Although concours judges might not appreciate the engine swap, it will certainly provide a thrilling driving experience. All in all, both buyer and seller should be satisfied. #122-1965 BIZZARRINI 5300 GT Strada coupe. S/N IA30234. Silver/black leather. Odo: 76,005 miles. The “Strada” was cation from Ferrari Classiche. Fitted with factory air and power windows. Recent cosmetic freshening. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $473,000. It was predicted by many that the inflated Dino market would quickly return to earth. That certainly did not happen here, as this sale continues the upward trend. Not a record price, but close. This is a unique example that was very well sold. JAPANESE #239-1968 TOYOTA 2000GT coupe. S/N MF1010136. Eng. # 10166. Bellatrix Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 59,394 miles. Designed by Raymond Loewy as a Nissan project. Design bought by Yamaha but became a Toyota product. Only 351 produced, with 54 destined for U.S. Priced at $7,000 U.S. in 1967. This example has been well maintained with only which is unusual for a Spyder. A well-maintained example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,650,000. Price paid was not out of line considering the movie fame, low documented miles and honest condition. New owner now needs a couple of posters from the movie to properly decorate his car facility. #102-1974 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Su- per Giardinetta wagon. S/N AR1988516. Green/saddle vinyl. Odo: 27,517 km. Delivered new to Italian highway department and retired in 1978. Used as service vehicle at Alfa dealership and recently restored. Correct with blue roof light and other goodies. Exterior to good standard but interior worn. Perfect parts- 100 minor signs of age. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $935,000. In the mid-2000s these were in the $250k range, and then things started to happen. In August of 2012, Gooding sold one for $627k (SCM# 209453), and earlier this year at the RM Davis sale another sold for $1,155,000 (SCM# 216124). Connecting the dots, there is no question that these are now hot property. Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA SPANISH #221-1935 HISPANO-SUIZA K6 cabrio- let. S/N 16035. Eng. # 333054. Black/black fabric/tan leather. RHD. A stunning design by little-known Carrosserie Etienne Brandone. Recent restoration and Pebble Beach Best of Show nominee. Participated in 2013 HispanoSuiza rally. Gorgeous leather interior. Very and Schwartz. Restored in 1990s and maintained in show-ready condition. Top lowered a couple inches at that time. Won its class at 1995 Pebble Beach. A sinister look in tripleblack with blackwall tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $660,000. Car sold in expected range, but I wonder how today’s judges would view the altered top. A stunning car that is a treat to drive. #253-1937 PACKARD 1508 convertible sedan. S/N 1073237. Eng. # 906736. China Blue/blue fabric/blue leather & fabric. Odo: 78,523 miles. An older restoration that still presents well in unusual but pleasing livery. Fitted with Trippe driving lights. Shown at Pebble three times. The Twelve Convertible Sedan was $4,650 when new and 5,680 lbs. minor signs of use. Not fitted with odometer. Documented with photographs from the era. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,255,000. A staggering price for a 6-cylinder Hispano-Suiza, but the quality of restoration and elegant design make the package a most reasonable transaction. AMERICAN #238-1931 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ Disappearing Top convertible coupe. S/N 2367. Eng. # J345. Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 9,099 miles. A popular Murphy design that was fitted to 27 Model J chassis. Restored in the late ’70s and converted to SJ specification with a single-carburetor supercharger and Monel side exhaust. The older restoration still shows extremely well. Cond: New for 1937 was “Safe-T-Flex” independent front suspension, which makes this a favorite for touring and CCCA CARavans. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $220,000. Hard to imagine a better touring car. Plenty of room, power to spare and wonderful handling make for a complete package. Price paid was well within reason, so all square here. 2. NOT SOLD AT $1,850,000. The disappearing design offered clean, uninterrupted lines with the top down. The example offered across town at Gooding & Co. sold for $2.4m. The obvious conclusion is that the SJ conversion, not done in the era, held back the bidding here. High bid still should have been close enough to make something happen. #135-1932 CHRYSLER CH IMPERIAL cabriolet. S/N 7900825. Eng. # CH1877. Black/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 38,211 miles. The first custom body built by Bohman #133-1938 FORD 81A woodie wagon. S/N 184551770. Coach Maroon/tan vinyl. Odo: 53,162 miles. One of only 6,944 station wagons built, with a rather low survival rate. Interior very original with reupholstered seating. It has new paintwork and plating, but lettering on door is original. Rebuilt “24 stud” V8. Restored using many original parts. All-original glass. Miles BEST BUY package. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $96,250. RM sold a very useable example a few years back, at their Milhous Brothers auction for $163k (SCM# 192777). We have not seen anything like that since, but the sale here was off the money by $20k or so. Well bought, and I am sure the seller is disappointed. #254-1954 KAISER-DARRIN roadster. S/N 161001033. Champagne/ white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 37,800 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. One of only 435 built in one-year-only production. Distinctive pocket doors and “rosebud” grille. America’s first production fiberglass sports car. Single ownership from 1956 until 2012. Recent nut-and-bolt restora- tion. A quality low-mileage example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. It seems like there’s one of these at most every auction, and they tend to sell in the $100k range. RM did sell one at their Amelia Island 2011 sale for $170,500 (SCM# 176353), so the excellent example offered here sold within reason. All should be happy here. #256-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Ecode convertible. S/N E7FH173594. Bronze Iridescent/white hard top/bronze vinyl. Odo: 144 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Said to be one of only 977 E-birds produced. Two-year restoration completed in late 1990s. Numerous Best in Class awards; scored 299 out of 300 points in year 2000 AACA juding. Properly thought to be correct. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. This was a very striking woodie with enough originality to make it unique. It did not come close to the seller’s expectations, but at no reserve, he had to let it go. I would call it the buy of the event. Very well bought. #107-1949 MERCURY 9CM woodie wagon. S/N 9CM140988. Bermuda Cream/red vinyl. Odo: 23,833 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Found in Huntington Beach and likely an original surf-wagon. Recently restored with work performed by Nick Alexander’s shop. Equipped with overdrive, sun visor, radio and heater. Paint in good order, but usual fit issues with doors and rear deck lid. Very attractive 102 maintained but aging a bit. Rare “porthole delete” hard top. Equipped with desirable 3-speed manual. Very attractive colors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $74,250. The supercharged “F-birds” bring the big money, but Mecum sold an E-bird at their 2012 Indy sale for $109k (SCM# 205772). Based on that sale and the refreshing livery offered here, I will call this well bought indeed. © Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA Gooding & Co. — The Pebble Beach Auctions The McLaren F1 brought a world-record $8.5m — according to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, more than twice the previous record Company Gooding & Company Date August 17–18, 2013 Location Pebble Beach, CA Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 118/128 Sales rate 92% Sales total $112,968,350 High sale 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta, sold at $9,460,000 1997 McClaren F1 coupe, sold at $8,470,000. Prior to the car’s auction, David Gooding interviews designer Gordon Murray Report and photos by Michael Leven Market opinions in italics W ith the collector-car market on fire, all eyes were on Gooding’s premier-level Pebble Beach auction this past August. Twentytwo Ferraris, 12 Porsches, six Rolls- Royces, five Packards and three Shelbys accounted for more than 37% of the consignments, and there was also an L88 Corvette, an Avions Voisin, the prototype disappearing-top Murphy Duesenberg J, and a Grand Prix-winning Formula One AAR Eagle thrown in for good measure. All that added up to a fantastic consignment list, and it made for a rocking couple of nights. The first couple of hours on Saturday evening saw some cars selling well below estimate, some within the estimate range, and some way beyond estimate — all pretty compelling. Within this grouping may have been the best value of the entire auction: the no-questions 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Competition, which went for $1,485,000. That may seem like a high-market price, but with “standard” 289s pushing a million dollars, the premium paid here for a real-deal factory-built competition car with great documentation looked historically small. At the other end of the value scale, how about a ’65 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 for $368,500? Well restored but far from concours-winning, it would have been half that price (on a very good day) last year. Saturday’s run also included the highest selling car of the auction: the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta, which went to a new home for $9,460,000. A big surprise was the 1997 McLaren F1, with an “Estimate Upon Request” designation in the catalog, 104 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices and which sold for an astounding $8,470,000 — the third-highest figure of the sale. That is a world-record price, and according to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, more than twice that paid at the next-highest auction sale of an F1. With generous bidding from the get-go, Sunday’s proceedings had a continuous flow. High-water marks were the aforementioned 1966 Eagle Mk I, resplendent in its American racing colors and titanium headers. It sold for $3,740,000 after spirited bidding. Other big-ticket cars were a ’65 Ferrari 275 GTB long-nose alloy at $2,585,000, a 1948 Alfa 6C 2500 Competizione at $4,840,000 (against $3.5m high estimate), a ’55 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione originally owned by Marquis Alfonso de Portago that went for $7,150,000, and the second-highest sale at Gooding, a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Atalante, absolutely spectacular in black, at $8,745,000. Other sales of interest included a 1961 Fiat-Abarth 1000 Bialbero GT sold at $302,500, 1948 Cisitalia 202 SC coupe that went for $385,000, and the aforementioned ’69 Chevy Corvette L88, fantastically restored and sold for a whopping $726,000. A good buy at $200,000 was the ’67 Holman-Moody Honker II, unsuccessful in period but a relatively low-cost entry into a genuine Can-Am car with provenance including Mario Andretti and Paul Newman. On the other end of the scale, an incomprehensible $148,500 was paid for a ’59 Fiat 600 Jolly. First the Amphicar, then the Isetta and das Bus, and now the Jolly; I need to figure which modestly priced, sub-50-hp car is next in line for a meteoric rise in value. All told, this was an extremely successful auction, with a final tally of $112,968,350. That equates to a sell-through rate of 92% and an average price of $957,359 per car. Not a bad couple of night’s work for David Gooding and his team. ♦ $120m $100m $80m $60m $40m $20m 0 Sales Totals 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA ENGLISH #58-1932 JAGUAR SS I coupe. S/N 135302. Lavender Gray/black vinyl/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 88,454 miles. Interesting history includes removal of roof to create a “touring” body; retrofitted Vauxhall engine in the ’60s, then restored alongside (literally) one of the other eight SS Is known to exist, which served as a template. All work nicely done a decade ago. Vinyl on trunk matches that on roof. Grille chrome slightly discolored; lovely “Swallow” emblem on grille pan. Interior restored correctly with sunburst pattern on door Gurney-Nutting Sedanca with a 20-year-old restoration in ’09 at Scottsdale for $375k (SCM# 119295). The Gooding car wore a near-perfect resto, but it’s hard to rationalize a $1m price difference in four years. Either this car was well sold, or the RM car was well bought, but probably somewhere in between. #128-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Vantage DHC. S/N LML50373. Blue/tan canvas. Odo: 38,545 miles. One of 19 LHD Vantage DHC DB2s built. Off the road since 1965. Recent sympathetic mechanical restoration by Kevin Kay. Paint cracked, completely oxidized. Bodywork needs everything; filler everywhere. Large tear in metal at left front wheelwell. Corrosion at front of right rear wheelwell. Original trim at rear dented, misshapen. Most chrome and trim should polish out okay. Canvas top and tonneau soiled and worn. Interior tattered; leather drying and may this two-door tourer were anything but subtle. RM sold an R-type last year in Monterey for $1.6m (SCM# 209589), but Bonhams sold one in Chichester around the same time for $638k (SCM# 218574). These don’t come up for sale often. So while perhaps a bit pricey now, it won’t be for long in this market. TOP 10 No. 5 #51-1997 MCLAREN F1 coupe. S/N SA9AB5AC9V1048066. Magnesium Silver/black leather. MHD. Odo: 13,900 miles. Two very fastidious owners and virtually as-new. Serviceable original interior replaced by factory prior to most recent sale. Car has been federalized and complies with EPA and DOT requirements. Catalog implies car could be used on U.S. roads, but also notes that additional paperwork will need to be submitted before transfer of ownership can take place. Not sure all that makes it licensable. panels and green-stained wood; blue leather just breaking in. Comes with Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. Having grown up with a 3.5 SS 100 in the garage, I’ve always had a soft spot for pre-Jaguars like this. This one is not my favorite body style, though; the models with full-length fenders seem a little better proportioned. SS I values have always been pretty reasonable, even for very nice coupes like this. I think this car was well sold, but not hugely so. Personally I would have paid up for the Alvis tourer (Lot 118) for only $15k more. #111-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Continental Three-Position Sedanca coupe. S/N 71MW. Dark green/green canvas/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 81,208 miles. Said to be one of 33 Gurney-Nutting PII Continentals. One of four or 12 Sedancas, depending on reference. Matching numbers, including body. Six owners from new. Class winner at ’09 Pebble Beach. Most Elegant Rolls at Villa d’Este this year. Complete set of tools. Gaps, trim, chrome all to world-class standard. May be a touch of discoloration on grille chrome. come back to driver-condition with a lot of work. Dash wood does not look original. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $341,000. As I’ve said before, there is a point where “original” is neither interesting nor instructive. On the good side, this was a completely matchingnumbers LHD car in Vantage spec with low mileage. It could be brought back to a usable state without writing a series of big checks. Last December, H&H sold a driver-condition car for $270k. All I can see here is to recommission and drive it, and wait for Aston fever to make it financially feasible for a more extensive redo. Well sold, for now. #130-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental fastback. S/N BC5LD. Dark green/pea green & tan leather. Odo: 72,104 miles. One of seven 4.9-L Continental Rs with LHD. Matching-numbers body, engine and chassis. Class winner at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook, Amelia Island. Paint very good with light orange peel; prep scratches on fastback above trunk. Some nicks and scuffs. Interior wood beautiful; seats generously stuffed, but soft and supple. Let’s go. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,980,000. So much for English understate- Dealer plates, maybe? Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,470,000. “Estimate Available Upon Request” usually means, “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.” So when I read such on the sale card of this car, I thought, “There is an $11m estimate on that Ferrari over there, and the last F1 GTR built sold for ‘a mere’ $3.3m just a year ago, so how much do they think this will go for?” Silly me. It didn’t hurt that designer Gordon Murray drove the car onto the stage, and while I did chase him down for a photo and autograph, I don’t think his presence drove a seven-figure premium. Very well sold. FRENCH #47-1935 AVIONS VOISIN C25 Aerodyne sedan. S/N 50023. Eng. # M2550007. White & black/black metal/blue & white cloth. RHD. Odo: 2,097 km. Restoration since 2008 now starting to soften. Movable roof slides halfway down rear deck; portholes in roof top allow rear view for driver when open. Paint nicely applied but cracked in various places. Mixture of unusual detailing both functional and decorative. Wild multi-colored, geometric, Art Deco pattern on seats and inner panels Paint on cowl very good but not to same standard as rest of car. Original wood restored to fantastic level; dark green paint and leather matched to original. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,320,000. Two examples are believed to remain. Conveniently, RM sold the other PII 106 ment; the sheer size and the long fastback on Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA very appealing but not for those with an astigmatism. Lots of finned detailing in tidy engine room. An acquired taste. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,925,000. Of the five remaining Aerodynes, two have previously sold in the past five years: one for $725k in #4 condition at Arcturial Paris 2010 (SCM# 159187), and this very car in #2 condition at $757k at Arcturial Paris 2008, where our reporter said, “Of only seven built, this is probably the best left in the world... The seller could probably have named his price. A decent deal” (SCM# 51875). Now restored, we still have a #2 car, but it sells for three times its 2008 price. Well sold. #123-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC Atalante coupe. S/N 57523. Eng. # 235. Black/tan ostrich. RHD. Odo: 589 km. Most certainly the Belle of the Ball. Winner of “French Cup” at Pebble Beach in ’09; Best in Class there and Amelia Island. Matching-numbers body, engine and chassis. Known history from new; documented by Julius Kruta. Impeccably finished in original black; one fisheye at left rear of hood near cowl is the TOP 10 No. 4 nal luggage and photographs from car’s entire life. Very well restored over 10 years and finished in 2008. Paint very nice over excellent prep. Leather and convertible top new and unmarked. Period German club badge still on grille. Melas trafficators and four-wheel hydraulic brakes a big plus for any modern-day journey. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $220,000. Family patriarch ran The American School in Berlin. Car used extensively in Germany; some period photographs included in sale. With war imminent, the family came home to the U.S. in 1939 with the car. Understated and lovely in tan and beige two-tone with burgundy leather. This one tempted me, as even the high estimate of $150k was quite realistic. Alas, the bidding blew past that in a wink and this strong price was realized. #132-1956 DKW 3=6 Schnellaster Kastenwagen van. S/N F800322512640. Two-tone green/brown vinyl. Odo: 6 miles. Believed to be one of four such vans in the U.S. Claimed to be the only running, driving, restored example. Matching-numbers 3-cylinder engine confirmed by Audi Heritage Archives. Rollerbearing crank said to make for very smooth and quiet operation for a 2-stroke. Exhaustive two-year restoration using NOS original parts. Expertly applied paint over good prep; thin in spots. Panels very slightly wavy. Headlights years. Raced once by each of first two owners, but then driven little until sale to SoCal consignor in 2004. Estimated to sell between $800k and $1m. As it is unlikely there are many this pure outside the factory, bidders responded accordingly. Nearly half a mill’ over high estimate is pretty heady, but as they say, find another. (See the profile on p. 52). #145-1956 PORSCHE 356 A GS Carrera coupe. S/N 55485. Eng. # 90552. Silver/ brown leather. Odo: 39,176 miles. Completely original, solid underside, complete and unrestored. All numbers match. Preservation classwinner at Pebble Beach. Unbroken provenance from new. Raced at Pebble Beach, Palm Springs and Arcata; with period photos in current livery. Five First in Class victories in debut year. Paint bubbling, cracking, chipping; forming marks visible. All brightwork pitted and scratched. Window seals peeling. Original Marchal lights. Carpets and vinyl only flaw seen in the mile-deep paint. Right rear skirt slightly askew, right half of hood at grille slightly off. Otherwise, panels perfectly aligned and laser-straight. Small scuff on front bumper. Virtually perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,745,000. Hard to know what to say about this breathtaking car; a truly jaw-dropping beauty down to the last detail. Incredibly well restored and rightfully placed at the entrance to the main tent. Another Type 57SC sold for $7.9m at Gooding Pebble Beach in ’08 (SCM# 117573). The market is hot, and this new price looks correct today. GERMAN #30-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 230 Cabriolet B. S/N 480130. Tan & beige/beige cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 83,811 km. Onefamily ownership from new; bought in Germany and moved to the U.S. before the war. Extensive documentation includes original bill of sale, German license plate, all books, origi- under hood with glass lenses in the hinged, vertical panel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $101,750. German is such a pragmatic language: Schnellaster Kastenwagen translates to “Rapid Transit Panel Van,” which is about 75% accurate (guess which part isn’t—hint: 42 hp). Designed to be a direct competitor to the VW transporter with better ergonomics, and it looks the part. Low flat floor and foldup rear seat reminiscent of a Divco milk truck. A very cool rolling billboard for almost any business. Despite expensive resto, well sold. #43-1956 PORSCHE 356 1500 GS Car- rera Speedster. S/N 81072. Eng. # 90529. White/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 19,811 miles. Believed the eighth pre-A Carrera Speedster built. Four owners from new; überlow original miles confirmed. All numbers match, down to the oil-sump screen and bumpers. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity, copy of Kardex. Restored in 2007 with age now showing in paint; micro-pitting throughout. Door panels slightly wavy. Some glue showing on carpet at passenger’s door. Ready to be driven. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,485,000. Purchased new in Texas, where it lived for 48 108 seats surprisingly good. Engine components scuffed and scraped. Never offered for public sale. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $715,000. After all my ranting about barn finds, here was a survivor worth preserving! It looked like it needed nothing more than a tune and some gas. It was all there and seemed perfectly serviceable, even the tatty paint. One of my favorites and I considered selling my soul to have a swat at it. Way too much money for a small, 4-cylinder car in this condition, but likely unrepeatable, so well bought and well sold. #24-1964 PORSCHE 904 GTS coupe. S/N 904057. Signal Red/blue suede. Odo: 21,915 km. Best body fit I’ve ever seen on a fiberglass car; perfect gaps and laser-straight panels. Original chassis, body, engine and gearbox. Well-documented and successful Spanish racing history. Excellent paint in original Signal Red. “Real Automovil Club de Cataluna” stickers on flanks. Tinted wind- Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA shield with some delamination at top edge; rubber seal perished. Rear plastic window scratched; left headlight cover cracked. Interior left in race finish: painted fiberglass and Odo: 37,648 km. One of 1,672 Turbos built. Not exported to U.S. European bumpers, controls labeled in German. Mostly original paint is good. Various cracks, orange peel in resprayed areas; taping mostly well done. Trim good but lots of marks; kidney grilles slightly misaligned. Original emblems, turbo-specific was destined for a huge result. Sometimes we justify big prices by saying “Find another.” Well you can’t, so you pay to play. This is the market price. (See the profile on p. 48) metal. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,595,000. From a long line of Porsche racers owned or driven by Juan Fernandez, son of a wealthy textile merchant. Porsche racers are on a steep price climb, and if you look at the trend lines, this sale is strong but not silly. Great value is attached to race cars that retain their original major components, especially so for this one and its highly complex 4-cam engine. These factors, plus the interesting history, extensive documentation and success on a national stage make this car a bulletproof investment. Expensive, but well bought. #67-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N 9113600631. Eng. # 6630645. Signal Yellow/black leather. Odo: 68,069 miles. Standard M472 “Touring” RS. Claimed numbers-matching. Repainted in original and highly desirable Signal Yellow; some green paint (primer?) showing in engine bay, orange tones in boot. Paint very thick. Driver’s door out in every direction; “Carrera” stripe badly misaligned as a result. Curiously, door shuts well. Incorrect rear valence and bumper. Interior used but not abused. Rubber molding missing from both bumpers. Gap between #18-1948 CISITALIA 202 SC coupe. S/N 103. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 15,904 km. Gaps variable; bright trim nicked and scratched. All chrome nice, including Borranis. Paint good but variable; some orange peel, some debris, some separation at front of hood. Badging worn but good. Older glass pitted; plexi rear quarter-windows and modern glass side-windows. Leather seats very nice. Art Deco gauges lovely. Unable to view engine bay due to hard hood release, but catalog pho- stripes good. Original interior in good nick; dash uncracked, seats and door panels belie age and use. Block replaced in ’79; pistons, turbo, clutch rebuilt and engine resealed in 2009. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. This was a very nice and well-documented car. It came to the U.S. four years ago, where all the major engine work was done by second/current owner. Together with extensive records from new, the buyer scored himself a car that can likely be driven with the intended verve. With 170 hp on tap in such a small and nimble package, I’m sure it will keep its drivers entertained for a long time to come. That said, this was a lot of money for condition and very well sold. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 9 #114-1948 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Competizione coupe. S/N 920002. Eng. # 921002. Burgundy/brown leather & corduroy. RHD. Odo: 1,153 km. One of two, but sole survivor. An absolutely no-questions car. Second in Class at 2005 Pebble Beach Concours. St. Christopher medallion stuck to dash to make sure mechanical failure and fate don’t intervene. All items of finish far better than race-car standard. Plexiglas sliding side windows. Interior spartan, mostly aluminum panels; insulated floor cov- tos show correct and tidy compartment. Never previously sold publicly. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $385,000. Magnificent in its simplicity. This example was very competitive in period races around the northeastern U.S., where it’s lived its whole life. Hard to pin down pricing, as few of these trade hands. Fortunately, two Nuvolari Spiders have sold this year for $550k and $650k, at RM Lake Como (SCM# 216604) and Gooding Scottsdale (SCM# 222190) respectively, giving some context. I think this sale looks a bit strong, but not too much so. When next one comes to market, it will be more. Slightly well sold. #32-1950 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS coupe. S/N 915758. Eng. # 928064. Dark green metallic/caramel ostrich. RHD. Odo: 28 km. Superb restoration of unknown age. Beautifully applied paint with excellent prep; very light polishing scratches the only negative. Hood slightly off on left side; other gaps good. Pronounced dent in right of hood. Trim mostly good; light pitting throughout—looks like it was once bad but revived well. Trim piece on front, lower right bumper loose. Caramel-col- nearly treadless rear tires and fenders highly variable from side to side. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $473,000. Red flags aplenty. All may well be in order, but at the price paid, the car should have been a lot better. A superior M472 RS sold for $506k at RM’s Fort Worth sale earlier this year (SCM# 216092), so maybe I just haven’t accepted the new reality; at this time last year, you could have bought the much rarer and more desirable Lightweight RS for about the same money. Either way, a lot of dough for a driver with needs. #110-1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 2-dr sedan. S/N 4290499. Chamonix White/black vinyl. 110 ered with rubber mats. Magneto comes through firewall. Leather and corduroy broken in. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,840,000. Privateerraced with great success in period, including 2nd in the Targa Florio, 3rd in the Mille Miglia and overall winner at Pescara, all in 1949. Amazing results given that most of this car was built from Alfa’s pre-war parts bin. With magnificent, well-documented history and its only sibling no longer with us, this car ored pebbled leather seats an inspired choice. Nicely presented with period luggage of various exotic materials. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $814,000. 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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA let, the Touring coupe body is more voluptuous. Several sales over the past few years show the topless cars going between $250k and $300k. Our subject car, while gorgeous and in excellent nick, rocketed well beyond that range, so it was most definitely well sold. #143-1955 FERRARI 250 GT Competizione coupe. S/N 415. Eng. # 415. White/gray leather. Odo: 41,546 km. One of the first 10 250 GT berlinettas produced. Originally owned by Marquis Alfonso de Portago. Ferrari Classiche restored and certified. Known ownership from new. Fifteentime entrant in Mille Miglia Storico. Factory restoration excellent and not overdone. Singlestage paint has proper luster and does not do justice to quality of work. “Frenched” headlights. Chrome wires on car; painted spare. TOP 10 No. 8 tacular restoration. Great history, including prior (and current) ownership by high-profile Ferrari collectors. As a private entry with amateur drivers, it was a phenomenally successful racer, including a 4th overall in ’57 Coppa InterEuropa. Not much else to say, except this blue-chipper will be more expensive next time. #151-1957 FERRARI 500 TRC Spyder. S/N 0690. Giallo Fly/black leather. RHD. Originally a 4-cylinder car, 0690 crashed and killed seven people and injured 40 others during the Cuban Grand Prix in 1958. After the accident, it was confiscated by the Cuban government. By the time it was sold out of the country in 1985, the body, motor and most other major components were lost. Now recommissioned with period-correct parts and an early inside-plug V12, along with other liberties. Carries livery of Scuderia Cuba. rior nicely kept but not fresh. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,430,000. A fascinating history from the get-go. Became separated from original engine during ownership by boxing champ Joe Louis. Car then sold to Europe. Original engine installed in different Maserati. Both cars ultimately secured by one collector who reunited original engine and chassis. Clear as mud, right? As an investment, this is big-boy money that could have secured a Gullwing, a serious Ferrari or a handful of “standard” 3500s. Very beautiful, but very expensive. Well sold. #12-1965 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Series II coupe. S/N 07761. Black/tan leather. Odo: 143 km. Restored in 1997 with many period awards but now fading. Engine rebuilt in 1989. Repaint with lots of orange peel and micro-blisters on rear cowl. Yellow Euro headlights. Rechromed bumpers discolored and with prep scratches, pitting; trim all good. Windshield delaminating in spots. Forward section of door seals perished. Leather is Monza fuel filler dull and pitted. Plexiglas side and rear windows. Leather very nice; wood steering wheel nicely redone. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,150,000. Certainly an overused term, but this one really does tick all the boxes. An early example of the legendary 250 line; a competition version of a desirable model; royalty/race-driver ownership; very good, known history; touched and blessed by the factory; not to mention extremely good looks. This is a name-your-price kind of car, the likes of which doesn’t pass by very often. When they do, you pay the piper. #39-1957 FERRARI 250 GT 14-Louver Berlinetta. S/N 0703GT. Eng. # 0703GT. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 41,163 km. High seller of the auction. One of eight 14-louver cars. Award-winner at 2010 Pebble Beach Concours. Well-documented racing history. All matching numbers, including body. Massini-documented; Classiche-certified. Restored to better-than-new by Dennison International. Trim unmarked with correct period sheen; gaps perfect, but doors TOP 10 No. 2 Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,080,000. A real bitsa, currently in operationally excellent and very nice cosmetic condition. This car is meant to drive, with no secrets or pretense as to its provenance. While perhaps ambitious, the relatively low estimate range of $1.5m–$2.3m clearly acknowledges the muddy past. Even though a real-deal 500 TRC would certainly pull more than $5m in this fast-moving market, this still looks like an awful lot of money for a bastard. Terrific car, but not such a terrific investment until I have to eat my words. #125-1958 MASERATI 3500 GT prototype Spyder. S/N 101124. Eng. # 101124. Burgundy/black canvas/cream leather. Odo: 1,039 km. Ex-Temple Buell. Number two of three prototype Spyders built by Touring, who eventually lost the bid for the commercial run to Vignale; made available to racing customer Buell. Beautifully restored. Trim and chrome to show-standard. Perfect gaps except passen- either well-preserved original or worn replacement. Spokes on wood steering wheel scuffed. Dash wood very nice. Originally Grigio Fumo (Smoke Gray). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $368,500. This car was either winning only minor awards immediately post-resto, or it has not been well stored over the past decade. I was stunned when I saw the $240k–$280k estimate range for one of these unloved 2+2s, and even more so after inspection. So when the sale made it 31% over the high estimate, I fully came to understand how mad the Ferrari market has become. Last year this money would have bought you a Daytona coupe. #149-1967 FERRARI 365 CALIFOR- NIA Spyder. S/N 10327. Eng. # 10327. Burgundy/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 36,962 miles. One of 14 built with styling elements for several other Ferraris. Given a sympathetic restoration in 2002, when car was resprayed in burgundy metallic from original maroon. Paint cracking, sinking and with fisheyes throughout. Taillights scratched and sag slightly when open. Paint to concours standard in as-delivered Rosso Corsa. Only demerit is scuffing on white rubber bumper trim. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,460,000. Spec- 112 ger’s door; driver’s door won’t open, and I’m not going to force it. Paint hard to fault; a few very small scuffs at driver A-pillar (wonder if that’s to do with difficulty opening door). Inte- Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA cracked. Chrome still nice. Interior wood excellent with leather broken in and handsome. Equipped with Ansa exhaust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,970,000. A pretty car, but it is getting a bit tired, and the color does it no favors. Car has been through numerous owners, but SCM Platinum Auction Database shows only a $500k no-sale in 1998 at Premier Auctions’ New York event (SCM# 11439) and a $550k no-sale in 2005 at RM’s Arizona auction (SCM# 37505). Such sales are too old to be very instructive, but these were $750k not long ago. Even with the rise in Ferrari prices over the past couple of years, this still looks a bit rich, given the car’s condition. #120-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona NART Spyder. S/N 14299. Eng. # B1036. Two-tone blue/blue cloth/pumpkin leather. Odo: 1,569 miles. Michelotti rebody on Daytona berlinetta chassis. Claimed alloriginal. Low mileage believed since rebody, not from new. Commissioned by Luigi Chinetti for his wife; “Marion” painted on doors, “NART” in block letters on trunk fascia. Paint nicely done, perhaps with spot respray(s); appears a clear-coat was applied at some point. Some blistering and bubbling on nose. Top fit ange peel. Door handles worn. Seat leather no longer crisp, but sound and unblemished. Dash faded but unmarked. Engine compartment locked and not accessible. Comes with all books, records, fitted luggage. Classiche certification in process. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,512,500. Looks like a 308 with a very bad attitude. Somewhat dated-looking with large rectangular lights and 50-series tires—but, oh, that timeless Pininfarina shape. 288s “languished” over the previous decade in the midsix figures but took a $250k jump in 2011 and another $250k in 2012. This year continues that trend with two sales, the first at RM Villa Erbe for $1.245m (SCM# 216607), and now our subject car at $1.5m. Given skyrocketing Ferrari values, this price looks a touch ahead of the curve, but only until Scottsdale ’14. AMERICAN #14-1920 LOCOMOBILE 48 Sportif tourer. S/N 17212. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 30,636 miles. Claimed mostly original, but almost certainly repainted, given condition. Tourer style but with folding dual windshield in rear. Paint to driver condition. Giant nickel headlights with light discoloration but incredible warm glow. Cast grille very good but with light oxidation. Leather either old redo or very well-kept original. Strong smell of gasoline under hood; two- nice as to worry about road rash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $126,500. Sold from the Short Collection in 2012 in #3 condition at $80k, which was an incredibly strong price (SCM# 179285). Sales price here netted consignor a tidy profit for one-year ownership, even after refurbishment and transportation costs. Considered well sold last time, even more so this time. BEST BUY #55-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J Disappearing Top convertible coupe. S/N 2134. Eng. # J108. Cream/terra cotta leather. Odo: 106 miles. Prototype of the Disappearing Top body by Murphy. Fran Roxas restoration in 2010. Used in the film “The Gay Divorcee” as co-star Ginger Rogers’ ride; some guy named Fred starred in the movie, too. Gorgeous in off-white; very fine brown pinstripes highlight appearance lines. A few nearly undetectable paint flaws on rear deck and cracked at seam where body meets rear valance. Most brightwork beautiful; shows some shrinkage. Windshield with some delamination. Leather interior in good shape. Rides on correct Michelin XWXs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $720,000. Styling not to all tastes, but these sharp edges defined the 1970s. Handsome in two-tone blue, and the unique pumpkin-colored interior is highly complementary. Chinetti commissioned several Daytona-based Spyders, including three in this configuration. Sold for more than a decapitated Berlinetta, but less than a proper Spyder. And with the rarity, added history and legitimacy bestowed by a Chinetti-requested rework, I’d have to say this price looks about right. #7-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N ZFFPA16B000055669. Red/black leather. Odo: 41,000 km. One of 272; said to be one of four federalized for California. Body lines look okay. Respray showing prep scratches with lots of marks, debris, some splotches. Side louvers casually redone with lots of or- wheel brakes on such a large vehicle inspire careful planning. Charlie Chaplin hood ornament. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $176,000. This car was used as a prop for the 1992 film “Chaplin,” starring Robert Downey Jr. The elegant Sportif styling was done in house by J. Frank de Causse, who was hired away from the wellrespected Carrosserie Kellner in Paris. Several recent comparables show that this price looks absolutely market-correct, right at the low estimate. The movie provenance does not appear to have affected bidding. Well bought and sold. #107-1921 STUTZ MODEL K Bulldog tourer. S/N K10348. Eng. # 10304. Caramel & black/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 32,963 miles. Ex-Don Short; 60-year ownership. Repainted in attractive ochre since recent sale (was red), but still a driver-quality car. New top fitted as well. Brightwork worn but serviceable. Original interior in quite good condition. Wood dash very nice; huge wood steering wheel very good. Equipped with spotlight. Looks ready to go touring and not so 114 rear spotlight mounts and gas cap lightly pitted. Single Pilot-Ray up front. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,365,000. Sold in Monterey a year ago by RM for $1.9m (SCM# 209461). Some of this car’s shortcomings were a bit surprising given the overall quality. Somehow I got over it and fell in love with this car. And at the price paid, I think the buyer bagged a pretty good value. Several sales of other Disappearing Top Js in the past few years are right in line with this one, and as this is the first built, I have to say well bought. #41-1934 PACKARD TWELVE 1107 Convertible Victoria. S/N 74711. Eng. # 901780. Dark green/tan canvas/dark green leather. Odo: 90,185 miles. First 1107 Convertible Victoria built in ’34. Spectacularly restored with chrome, brightwork to concoursstandard. Extremely dark green paint very nice, with the tiniest amount of orange peel; Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA likely period-correct. Trunk lid detached from Chrome very nice. “Powered by Ford” emblems faded. Painted wires not detailed. Windshield rubber not seated properly. Modern, square-shouldered 205/70 tires. Seats replaced base. Interior woodwork magnificent. Leather supple with a broken-in look; stuffing still firm, though. Art Deco gauges clear with rich glow. Class wins at Pebble, Meadow Brook, Amelia; never judged below 100 points at any of several CCCA events between 2003 and 2005. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $539,000. Although it was located as far from the tent entrance as possible, my eyes were drawn to this car almost immediately, such was its presence. The design by Ray Dietrich is powerful but elegant, and achingly beautiful. Pricing reflects the universal appeal of this model; it commands a hefty premium over most other 1107 variants. Fairly bought this time. #138-1950 CROSLEY GARDNER SPE- CIAL roadster. S/N VC20346. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 6,938 miles. Ex-Thomas Mittler and Donald Osborne racer. Very basic and simple race car. Modified in period by Chuck Gardner with subsequent success on track in Southern California. Paint to race-standard, with chips and quickie respray and prep. Door latch a simple pin. Stone guards over headlights. Roll bar wrapped in “swim noodle” and reskinned; originals come with car. Carpets soiled, faded in spots. Trunk with scuffs from use. Modern aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $819,500. Very well kept for a regularly exercised car; odometer is on its second go-round. Many long-distance trips documented under current ownership by well-known Motorbooks founder Tom Warth. Completely vetted and ready to go, this car once won a Road & Track award for “Car We’d Most Like to Drive Home.” I think that notion perfectly captures the spirit of this car, and let’s hope the new owner continues using it as intended. Well bought at low estimate. #13-1964 SHELBY COBRA 289 Compe- tition roadster. S/N CSX 2430. Red/black leather. Odo: 1,640 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. Ordered new from Ford Special Vehicles Division in competition spec for Tom Payne. Two-time entrant at the Bahamas Speed Week. Campaigned in numerous USRRC and SCCA events. Paint to better-than-race standard. Trim polished and very nice. Monza fuel filler. With magnesium Halibrand wheels, sidepipes and FIA flares as ordered. Interior curiously with carpets; newish seat leather nicely broken in. material. Auto store gas cap. Modern mods include Braje intake manifold and Weber carburetor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,800. Cute as can be and apparently quite competitive in its day. A Crosley Hot Shot actually won the Index of Performance at the inaugural Sebring 12-Hour race in 1950. This car looked an inexpensive and low-maintenance entry into vintage racing and likely made 80 or 90 mph feel like about 200. I wonder if our ever-dapper Mr. Osborne raced it wearing one of his trademark bow ties? #104-1964 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2393. Eng. # 5214. Black/red leather. Odo: 11,982 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. A well-used and loved Cobra. Current ownership of 40 years. Paint very good but with lots of prep scratches on trunk; thin on rear quarters. Cracks around side-curtain post holes. November 2013 Engine compartment tidy but undetailed. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,485,000. A highly documented and authentic competition Cobra. Successfully campaigned by “Gentleman” Tom Payne, a dealership salesman who acquired the nickname for once arriving late to a race wearing a jacket and tie. Not having time to change into his racing suit, he drove so attired. If a good street 289 is worth $1m now, a wellknown, real-deal factory competition car is easily worth the high bid. Not cheap, but well bought. 115

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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA #119-1966 ALL-AMERICAN RACERS EAGLE Gurney-Weslake Mark I racer. S/N AAR102. Blue metallic pearl/bare metal. MHD. One of four Eagle Mark Is built. Campaigned in seven Grands Prix by Gurney, McLaren, Bondurant, Ginther. Dual Indy-style fuel fillers. Hewland 5-speed; Lucas F.I. Sold into private hands with 4-cylinder Climax engine; brought back to race-winning V12 spec by Miles Collier. Successful vintage racing history since. Recent mechanical freshening. Comes with FIA papers and original blue- Bailey of Ford Advanced Vehicles and GT40 fame; campaigned by Holman-Moody. Gained Honker II name from John Holman, known for liberal use of the air horn in his trucking days. Short, wildly unsuccessful run in the Can-Am series. Originally with fuel injection, now with four Webers. Unique, George Barris custom- Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 14,306 miles. 427-ci 430-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. One of 116 L88s in 1969. All numbers match. 1971 AHRA 1/4mile class record holder. Recognized at ’05 Bloomington Gold for significant Corvette history. Overall quality of fit and finish well beyond factory; T-top alignment off a bit, however. Paint virtually flawless. Ordered with sidepipes. Interior well-kept original. prints. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,740,000. Designed by Len Terry, who also penned the Indianapolis-winning Lotus 38, the Eagle was meant to be a dual-purpose car for F1 and Indy. Fast but plagued by niggling problems, F1 Eagles won just two races: the non-championship race at Brands Hatch (this car) and of course, the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix. Not especially successful on-track, but historically significant; this sale defines the current market. (See the profile on p. 56) #137-1967 HOLMAN-MOODY FORD HONKER II racer. S/N N/A. Passino Purple/black vinyl. RHD. Designed by Len blended purple paint named after Jacques Passino, Ford racing director. All a bit tatty now. Sponsored by Paul Newman and driven by Mario Andretti, who once called Honker II the worst race car he’d ever driven. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $200,000. Looks very similar to the fast (but fragile) Bailey-designed Alan Mann Racing F3L without the roof. In fact, AMR did build the chassis for the Honker. Better sorted today than when new, with many chassis updates. Despite utter lack of success, this is a historically interesting car that has been wrecked and rebuilt more than once, which may account for its low selling price. Still a very cheap entry to the vintage Can-Am ranks. #29-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 coupe. S/N 194379S736254. Riverside M22 Muncie. Warning on console indicates 103 octane fuel is required. Auction card states “Imported into the U.S. under Racing Vehicle Exclusion.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $726,000. The L88 was built for racing, so orders for street use were heavily discouraged by Chevrolet. Horsepower rating was deliberately underrated so that the decidedly less-potent L71 officially appeared to offer the same performance at half the price. It’s taken a bit more than $600k to buy an L88 for two years now, so this one’s hammer price of $660k looked fair. A lesser, but original, 1969 L88 sold for $825k at Gooding’s January Scottsdale sale (SCM# 214797), so this sale was not too far out of line. Still slightly well sold. © 116 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Carmel, CA Bonhams — The Quail Lodge Auction The “show” was clearly a step up from last year’s impressive staging. And more importantly, the cars on offer were also a level higher Company Bonhams Date August 16, 2013 Location Carmel Valley, CA Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 77/89 Sales rate 87% Sales total $31,085,150 High sale 1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans, sold at $4,647,500 Buyer’s premium 1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans, sold at $4,647,500 Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinion in italics A dmiral Horatio Nelson famously signaled to his fleet as they sailed into the Battle of Trafalgar, “England expects that every man will do his duty.” And so it was that in anticipation of the 16th annual Bonhams sale at the Quail Lodge during Monterey Week, England, as in Bonhams HQ, did indeed “expect,” and the world was watching. Bonhams was just coming off the world-record sale of Fangio’s Mercedes-Benz W-196 for $29.5 million at Goodwood the month previously, and Jakob Greisen, late of Gooding & Company, had just joined the roster here as head of Business Development West Coast U.S., alongside Mark Osborne and David Swig in California, as well as Rupert Banner, Evan Ide, Eric Minoff and Malcolm Barber in New York. In the end, Bonhams’ team was arguably as successful in their endeavor as Nelson had been in his, with the volume in cars leaping from $7.7m in 2012 to $31m this year. It was the best result Bonhams has seen in this sale since its inception, and all the more impressive as it was done on the smallest number of lots offered since their 2008 sale. The effect on the sale of another major development can’t be understated — this was the first time Bonhams was in Monterey with a new flat 10% buyer’s premium. Gone was the former 17% (discountable to 15%) first $100k premium which went to 10% for amounts above $100k. Potential buyers with whom I spoke said that it did indeed 118 make a big difference to them, both in the money saved in the purchase price and the freedom it gave from computing complex formulas while bidding. From a repositioning of the large preview and sale-room tents to give a better flow to the proceedings, to a further development of the presentation stage, the “show” was clearly an impressive step up from last year’s staging. And more importantly, the cars on offer were a level higher. While Bonhams has always offered a variety of interesting vehicles, it was clear that a great deal of attention had been given to finding higher-quality consignments. And these cars were not just “prettier” or “shinier” — indeed, one of the most fascinat- ing was the 1931 Bentley 4½ Liter Supercharged Le Mans, magnificent in its scruffiness. It went on to become the high sale of the day at $4.6m. Not far behind in both interest and clearly “used” condition was the 1952 Frazer Nash Le Mans Mk II replica, out of long-term storage in very good “time warp” state. Few were surprised to see the new owner pay $1,001,000 against an estimate of $550k–$650k. Other notable sales were that of a lovely late Sales Totals $30m $25m 300SL Roadster in great colors. It sold for $1.4m, a price that would have shocked not long ago. Also confirming a solid market move upward was the $1.4m paid for a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II PF cabriolet. All present thought that Bonhams had stepped up their game, and the results showed it. It will be interesting to see the next few sales cycles play out in the upper end of the collector-car auction business. ♦ $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonahms

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Bonhams Carmel, CA CZECH #123-1947 TATRA T87 sedan. S/N 69324. Eng. # 222233. Dark green/green leather. Odo: 319 km. Good panel fit, left doors better than right. Good paint shows polish swirl marks. Fair chrome. Good seats, very bright green velour headliner seems out of place. No carpeting or A-pillar trim. Cond: 3-. good paint over bodywork that appears slightly wavy in areas. Chrome shows some fading and light pitting. Very good seats and dashboard, instruments show some aging. SOLD AT $126,500. The Tatra T77 and T78 V8 sedans have been growing in popularity, and this once almost-unknown car has become a sought-after collector’s item in the U.K. and U.S. This example is a bit of a project, feeling as though the vendor gave up on it. Even at the low estimate it was well sold, as it will take quite a bit to make this the car it deserves to be. ENGLISH #152-1931 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE Supercharged Le Mans roadster. S/N MS3944. Eng. # MS3941. Black/red leather. RHD. Excellent bodywork. Shiny paint shows some alligatoring, rubs and general signs of aging, but is consistent. Great brightwork. Beautiful patina on seats. One of three Le Mans-spec cars built in period, originally a Vanden Plas Cond: 3. SOLD AT $292,600. This early-production DB2 Aston was mildly customized in Sweden circa 1960, and the mods actually work, giving it a very dramatic yet cohesive look. It has never been restored, but rather “refurbished” as needed over the years and has a very consistent feel. The modifications clearly resonated with the bidders, who pushed this to double what a #3 stock example would bring. Still, a unique piece for the new owner. #187-1952 FRAZER NASH LE MANS REPLICA Mk II racer. S/N 421200174. Eng. # BS1116. Red/red leather. RHD. Two owners from new, last from 1959. Essentially untouched since 1961. Evenly worn and dull paint, with microblistering, small chips and scratches over very straight body. Evenly dull bright trim. Old, very worn tires. Beautiful patina on seats, only a few small tears visible. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,430,000. From the Stan Hallinan Collection. Stated to be the most original Lister in existence, and hard to dispute the claim. Purchased “new” in 1962 by the 27-year-old Hallinan and used lightly, sold from his ownership. It doesn’t have a major history, but it is clearly unmolested. A very good buy below the $1.5m low estimate. tourer. No odometer. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,647,500. Ex-Charles Noble, former president of the Bentley Drivers Club, in his family for 55 years. Wonderfully documented and oozing presence, this was the star of the sale. During the preview it attracted endless attention. Once you’ve driven a vintage Bentley, you become convinced. This is one of the most charismatic and was worth every penny paid—maybe even a bit of a bargain. (See the profile on p. 46) #131-1951 ASTON MARTIN DB2 coupe. S/N LML5044. Eng. # VB6B501152. Silver & black/black vinyl. Odo: 8,824 miles. Good panel fit, somewhat uneven gaps. Very 120 1952 Earls Court Motor Show display, participant in 1953 Sebring 12 Hours. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,001,000. Remarkably preserved, this had swarms around it at Laguna Seca the weekend before the sale and all during the preview. Tremendously charismatic and needing only a sympathetic re-awakening. One of the surprises of the sale, it actually was no surprise at all. Perfectly sold. #118-1954 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 BN1 roadster. S/N BN1L157169. Eng. # 1B213876M. Spruce Green/green canvas/green leather. Odo: 25 miles. Good panel fit, with right door out at rear edge. Very good paint, otherwise excellent chrome and bright trim let down by uneven grille bars. Excellent interior, seats, dashboard and steering wheel. Fitted with overdrive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $101,200. Interest in the Healey Hundred has been growing. There was a time when only the #170-1959 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX1090. Eng. # 100D21000. Dark blue/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 3,328 miles. Very good panel fit; however, gaps are a bit variable. Very good paint. Very good interior, with major instruments restored, others good original. Some faded knobs. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $286,000. Very well-presented example of BJ8 Mk III cars or BN2 100M would bring over $100k. Now, the dynamic and aesthetic qualities of the BN1 and standard BN2 have been “discovered.” This nice-but-not-great example did well, selling just above low estimate. Well bought and sold. BEST BUY #163-1958 LISTER-CHEVROLET KNOBBLY racer. S/N BHL115. Eng. # 3731548. White & blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 1 mile. Original body panels in very good condition. Paint shows moderate wear to last “as-raced” condition. Beautiful seats have been dyed but are still supple. Tachometer removed from dash but available with car. Fitted with replacement block, but damaged original sold with car. the predecessor to the Cobra. These elegant, well-balanced cars have come into their own Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Carmel, CA in the past few years with more appreciation of their wonderful driving characteristics. This car sold at just below the low estimate, right in the market. This may seem a screaming bargain for the buyer in a short time. #177-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N S836334DN. Eng. # V58098. Dark blue/red leather. Odo: 87,058 miles. Very straight XK coupe, clearly used and maintained to a decent level through the years. Excellent door and hood fit, trunk is very poor, with hinge problems. Paint holds a shine but shows a good deal of wear, polish burn, cracking and alligatoring. Chrome is fair. Somewhat stiff hides on the seats, with a small tear on right seat but appointing. Nevertheless, it brought a solid #1 price. Well sold. #141-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II lightweight convertible. S/N HBJ764H572. Eng. # XSP21572. Ice Blue metallic/ white hard top/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 10,657 miles. Good panel fit for a competition car. Paint is presentable with various long stress cracks and a few rubs. Very good seats are recently covered, while dashboard shows wear as does the steering wheel. Many event tags flaws and small touch-ins. Chrome is a bit faded. Excellent interior, fresh carpeting, some perished door rubber. Original “Cortina” AM otherwise nicely creased. Steering wheel has laced cover, dashboard panel soiled, headliner has some moth holes. Very good carpet. Overdrive-equipped. A perfect restoration candidate. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $46,200. The direct predecessor of the XKE 2+2, the 150 FHC is a capable, comfortable fast tourer. Sold at a level unimaginable a few years ago. I don’t know if this is evidence of a market advance. We will see. For now, well sold. #127-1959 LOTUS ELITE Series 1 coupe. S/N 1089. Eng. # 10382. Silver & gray/black leather. RHD. Odo: 86,583 miles. Variable panel fit, with both doors well out at rear edge. Very good paint, good bright trim. Very good seats, dashboard and instruments, but some loose trim on doors and missing interior lamp buttons in door jambs. ZF gearbox fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $80,300. The original Lotus Elite is one of the most beauti- and stickers visible. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $352,000. Paddy Hopkirk-driven Works team 1965 Sebring class-winner. This alloy-bodied car also ran twice in the Targa Florio and has seen recent vintage-event use. It was offered by Christie’s at their Le Mans, France, sale in 2004, where it was a no-sale at $107k against a $300k estimate (SCM# 34920). Well, the market has come back to it now. Correctly bought at the high estimate. #133-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51941R. Eng. # 4001896. Dark silver/blue leather. Odo: 67,064 miles. Excellent panel fit. Otherwise excellent paint shows a couple of small touched-in chips. Very good chrome, except for flaws in rear bumper. Some perished window rubber. Seats and dashboard are excellent, gauges and knobs show some Very good seats are soiled, carpets and headliner good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $148,500. The early DBS is beautiful, but the 6-cylinder engine lacks the grunt the body needs, long depressing interest. Until fairly recently the model has been left off the rocket ride of vintage Aston prices. This was an attractive car but not finished to the highest level. Even accounting for the rarity, the result was astounding. fully and simply shaped cars ever. That they were fragile as well (thanks to Colin Chapman’s philosophy of “lightness”) is a small price to pay. This car was very pretty to look at and had the desirable ZF gearbox, but the panel fit was beneath even slipshod factory standards, and the attention to detail was dis- 122 fading, scratches on door sill trim. Blaupunkt two-band radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $605,000. The iconic DB5, not in Silver Birch, but dark metallic silver. The dark blue leather gives it a great look. Restored by Peter Livanos’ company in 1990s and converted to LHD. Even considering the conversion and the cosmetic challenges, well bought in the current Aston market. #162-1966 FORD LOTUS CORTINA Mk I 2-dr sedan. S/N BA74FT59409. White & green/black vinyl. Odo: 6,247 miles. Lowmile, very original, one-owner car. Very good panel fit. Very presentable paint shows a few FRENCH #185-1928 BUGATTI TYPE 44 cabrio- let. S/N 44769. Eng. # 502. Two-tone gray/ black leather/Raspberry leather. RHD. Odo: 6,577 km. Variable panel fit. Shiny paint shows some nicks, touch-ins, and stress cracks, over some wavy body panels. Most bright trim is dull. Very good seats, dashboard shows dirt in varnish. The single-cam straighteight in the Bugatti Type 44 was the last before the adoption of twin cams in the Type 50. With the added durability of nine bearings, it’s one of the most reliable engines the factory Sports Car Market radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $115,500. The Lotus Cortina is a true icon of ’60s sedan racing and a great example of brand collaboration between a race team and a mass-market manufacturer. They were terrors on the track and legends on the street. This very original one-owner example with less than 6,500 miles was well inspected during preview, and the frenzy on it was not unexpected. This is a huge price, but find another like it. Market-correct. #102-1968 ASTON MARTIN DBS Series I coupe. S/N DBS5200LAC. Eng. # 4003823S. Terracotta/beige leather. Odo: 10,084 miles. Rare LHD 5-speed example. Very good panel fit. Nice paint is a bit thick. Some casual bodywork inside A-pillar jambs. Good bright trim shows some scratches, fading and light pitting in areas, some perished window rubber.

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Bonhams Carmel, CA cedes’ best-selling buses. This former hockey-team bus has been cleverly converted into an RV with very good materials and a good layout. Would be an absolute hoot as a paddock support vehicle or a very slow but cool way to travel cross-country. There was lots of interest, and it sold above high estimate, but well below the cost of creation. #121-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL made. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $363,000. This car grew on me. At first it didn’t have the outgoing style I expect of a Bugatti, but then its discreet charm worked its magic. A rebuild in the 1990s saw major work done on the chassis, and much mechanical work has been done since. It really deserves a proper, quality restoration to bring out its best. It sold appropriately just under the low estimate, leaving room for the work to come. #149-1949 DELAHAYE 175S Cabriolet Le Dandy convertible. S/N 815028. Eng. # 815028. Two-tone Terracotta/beige canvas/ terracotta leather. Odo: 92,005 km. Restored to a very high level and now settling just a bit, but still very impressive. Excellent panel fit, paint and chrome. Missing header for “coupe de ville” top position. Excellent upholstery and dashboard wood trim, wood trim on seat- Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,100,000. Some during preview considered the $900k–$1.1m estimate to be conservative. It sold at the high end, and I think it was right on the money. In a short time the buyer will have equity, if he doesn’t already. #135-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 82948. Eng. # 64236. Aquamarine Blue/ black canvas/beige vinyl. Odo: 56,790 miles. Excellent paint. Somewhat variable panel gaps; right door out at rear edge. Very good bright trim. Nicely finished interior with correct materials. Has Porsche Certificate of Au- down only by some clouding in the dashboard bright trim wheel and overstretched leather trim on the dash top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. Late alloy-block, disc-braked example of the 300SL, in superb colors. I can’t fault the color change from white to green, as it improves the look of the car. The mid-estimate price seems high now but won’t in a year. thenticity. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $253,000. Nicely presented Speedster in attractive colors. Not done to the highest level, but what is lacking can be corrected without too much effort. The below-estimate price was correct for the market, given the car. back a bit mottled, some visible wiring appears a bit soiled and worn. Prize-winner at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook and other concours. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $506,000. The Delahaye 175S brought the company’s prewar race-proven chassis to the post-war luxury market. Henri Chapron clothed this car in subtle but nevertheless stunning bodywork. Market-correct at the mid-estimate result. GERMAN #176-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500183. Eng. # 1989805500184. Dark gray metallic/green tartan. Odo: 42,608 miles. Said to be one of 12 Gullwings delivered in the distinctive Strawberry Red Metallic, now a more sober Anthracite Gray Metallic. Restored in 2005 by Rudi Koniczek, driven in vintage events and still presenting extremely well. Very good panel fit, excellent paint. Excellent interior shows just a few scuffs on sill and left seat side bolster. Fitted luggage. Modern Pirelli P4000 tires. 124 #139-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ TYPE O321H bus. S/N 32100011163. Red & cream. Odo: 281,629 km. Good paint is slightly matte, showing a few spots of corrosion bubbling under trim attachment points and on low corners. Bright trim is a bit dull. Very wellfitted interior is clean and in good condition. Steering wheel very cracked. Cond: 4+. #172-1972 BMW 2000 tii Touring hatchback. S/N 3423293. Polaris metallic & Gunmetal/black vinyl. Odo: 82,837 miles. Ordered by a U.S. customer for racing, and features nearly $6k of Alpina performance enhancements. Variable panel fit. Good paint shows a few minor prep flaws. Soiling and wear on headliner, carpet is good, seats very good. Added instrument cluster with ammeter, Roadster. S/N 19804210003202. Eng. # 19898210000164. Light green/dark green canvas/ red leather. Odo: 18,249 km. The restoration to a very high standard—not perfect but better than many. Very good panel fit, excellent paint and chrome, but curious overspray on rubber at base of hard top. Excellent interior is let water temperature and oil-pressure gauges. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,300. The 3-door Touring model was never imported to the U.S. but is a neat and interesting variant. This is a 2000, rather than 2002. Given the penchant for modification among BMW owners, this is a great example of “the real thing.” Sold below estimate as quite a bit of a bargain. Well bought. ITALIAN #160-1953 FERRARI 250 EUROPA SOLD AT $126,500. The O321 was introduced in 1954 and became on one of Mer- coupe. S/N 0313EU. Eng. # 0313EU. Metallic sand & dark brown/tan leather. Odo: 219 km. Excellent panel fit, paint is superb but shows Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Carmel, CA light polish scratches. Excellent chrome and alloy trim, interior as-new. 1954 New York show car, 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este award-winner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,805,000. As with the earlier 166 and 212 models, the 250 Europas wore one-off or under the hood and in the trunk. Thermostatic control for radiator shutters inactive. Origi- small-series custom bodies by Italy’s leading coachbuilders. Most often by Vignale and designed my Giovanni Michelotti, their detailing is amazing. The styling promises a refinement the chassis can’t deliver, but they remain wonderful cars. Not long ago, prices such as this were unimaginable. Now, I have to call this car well bought. #115-1954 FIAT STANGUELLINI 1100 coupe. S/N 103TV071366. Eng. # 103000073540. Yellow/gray cloth. Odo: 50,956 miles. Very good panel fit, except rear lid is a bit high on one side. Very good paint, very good bright trim except some plating loss on doorlock buttons. Interior very well done, showing only some scuffing on the welting on the left side of the driver’s seat. Shown at Pebble Beach 2010, Best in Show at 2011 Concorso nally gray/black with steel wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $935,000. One of 181 built. With the stunning rise in values, much attention was focused on this car. Would it be the first to break the $1m mark? That it just missed was due to two factors: that the very expensive 2010 restoration in Australia missed the last details and that the car clearly had not been fully sorted through use. We are getting closer. This car can be considered slightly well sold. #153-1957 LANCIA AURELIA B24S convertible. S/N B24S1454. Eng. # B241574. Pine Green metallic/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 13,050 miles. Excellent panel fit, except trunk lid is off at top edge. Paint is shiny, but shows aging, with cracking, chips, adhesion bubbling and microblistering. Chrome shows wear and pitting. Seats are good, with exception of a two-inch split in left seat. Nice patina on wheel rim, original black crackle dash-top leather interior and is now a more interesting dark blue over tobacco leather. Superbly presented, it was well bought at the mid-estimate price, which would have been unimaginable not many years ago. #166-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA spider. S/N AR10103171827. Eng. # AR0010229591. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 80,707 miles. Very good door fit, hood and trunk a bit off. Good paint shows some light polish scratches, some areas of filler in front fender. Excellent fresh seats and carpet, very faded instruments, paint on dashboard much more orange than exterior shade. Added am- Italiano. Autographed on dashboard by Nuccio Bertone’s widow Lilli. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $165,000. A B.A.T.-inspired treatment of the Fiat 1100-based Stanguellini coupe. Quite striking, although the shape would benefit from the original side sill trim and full blade bumpers. The color also emphasizes the bulk of the body. Long offered in the private market for almost $300k, sold here at what seems a more realistic number. Appropriately bought, even a slight bargain. #142-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S Spider America. S/N B24S1144. Eng. # B241213. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 8,510 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint. Chrome is very good, if a bit too bright. The interior is well trimmed, but the seat-back cushions are a bit too deep. Aftermarket shift knob, added SW water-temperature gauge under dashboard. Various incorrect finishes 126 finish very good. Black-painted dash incorrect, awkward oversized radio blanking plate fitted. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $379,500. The B24 convertible is just about as much fun as the vaunted Spider America, for less money. This car was superb mechanically and challenged cosmetically. I had a chance to drive it, and it was great. As it had an old incomplete color change, it was not a preservation car, but a great restoration candidate. The price paid was appropriate for the status. #130-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N 1869GT. Eng. # 1869GT. Blu Pozzi/black canvas/tobacco leather. Odo: 28,582 km. Excellent panel fit, paint and chrome. Very good interior shows only the lightest signs of use. With factory hard top. Fully restored in the 1980s by Black Horse Garage and still stunning. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,375,000. The 250 GT Series II cabriolets are now greatly appreciated for their understated charm. This car is an interesting example, as it was born dark red with a natural Sports Car Market meter. Three-band Blaupunkt radio. A mixture of original and refurbished—an attractive driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,800. The late 101-series Giulietta, with the 5-speed gearbox. Gooding sold this car at Pebble Beach in 2012 for $42k (SCM# 211975). The market has moved up, as the car hasn’t improved since last year. Well sold. Even accounting for the commissions and transport, the seller made a bit of money. I hope he had the chance to drive it as well. #103-1963 FIAT 1100 sedan. S/N 103G- 1010341. White/gray cloth. Odo: 20,285 km. Good panel fit, presentable paint shows aging and various points of wear. Fair chrome. Interior is very original and clean, with baggy seat covers, good mats and a fair headliner. ExMartin Swig. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,300.

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Bonhams Carmel, CA The Fiat 1100 was the base of many of the successful “Etceterini” specials of the 1950s, but the sedan itself was also often seen in competition. They are fun to drive, durable and easy to maintain. Longtime SCMer Swig was devoted to them, as his sons Howard and David still are. This nicely tatty little Italian was well bought. #169-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. S/N 07799. Eng. # 07799. Giallo Fly/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 90,659 km. Very good panel fit, excellent paint. Good chrome, with some fading on headlight bezels. Very good interior, refinished wood on dashboard a bit too shiny. Period Blaupunkt three-band radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,045,000. The board and instruments. Becker Mexico cassette radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $520,000. Wonderful color combination in the simple, elegant Pininfarina coupe. Values of the GTC have been on the rise, but extraordinary prices are still just that. This post-block sale was a good deal for both seller and buyer. #189-1972 LANCIA STRATOS Stradale coupe. S/N 829ARO001941. Red/beige leather. Odo: 50,116 km. Panel fit is variable, just past original build. Still-shiny paint shows original orange peel, some touched-in chips and a few scratches. Black trim shows some chips. Interior shows a good deal of mildew from storage, especially on dashboard and door panels. Seats re-covered in leather, replacing original cloth early it its life. Some with realistic prices being paid based on actual condition. This car sold a bit generously for its state, but no harm was done. AMERICAN #101-1902 KNOX MODEL C runabout. S/N 15. Eng. # 11. White/black leather/black leather. Good body shows moderate stress cracking in the paint. The leather fenders are in very good condition, as is the mahogany side trim. Very good seat. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $56,100. Two owners from 1902 to 1973, out Brussels Motor Show car. When new it wore the stunning combination of Oro Chiaro, gold, with dark red leather. Shame it’s now another yellow/black car. Still, very well presented. The price was slightly below other recent sales, just below the low estimate. As such, it must be considered well bought. I hope the color changes back soon. #124-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 09125. Eng. # 09125. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 57,366 miles. Excellent panel fit. Paint is also excellent, except for one or two tiny touched-in chips. Very good chrome. Very good seats show some soiling. Excellent dash- surface rust is visible on floor panels under carpets. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $264,000. A rare “Stradale” or street version of the rally champion Stratos. Truly a legend of ’70s motorsport, the Stratos is not most at home on the street, but can be managed for a thrilling ride. This one was a “container find,” having been stored on a California ranch since 1998. Complete and awaiting awakening, quite unrepeatable. After the work is done, it should be driven, and hard. Slightly well sold. #184-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 06290. Giallo Fly/beige & black leather. Odo: 3,109 miles. Variable panel fit, with both doors out at rear edge. Good paint shows polish scratches. Daytona seats are very good, some soiling on the console. Dash-top mousehair has been renewed, lower part shows wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $275,000. Three-owner Dino Spyder in popular Giallo Fly. Repainted during a partial restoration 15 years ago and enjoyed since. Presents well enough. There was a Dino frenzy in the past 18 months, which seems to have settled down, of long-term recent ownership. Has the coveted VCC date certification, enabling Londonto-Brighton entry. An older restoration, still presentable. One of the most reasonably priced, running Brighton Run-eligible cars seen at auction in recent years. A bargain. #171-1906 AUTOCAR TYPE 10 run- about. S/N 7962. Eng. # 7978. Dark red/black leather/black leather. RHD. Odo: 51 miles. Good paint in proper finish shows moderate wear and stress cracking on body. Dull brass trim. Very good seat, some wear on rubber floor mat. Former AACA National-winner. Ex-Sam Scher, Paine Collection. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,200. Autocar of Pennsylvania 128 Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Bonhams Carmel, CA Online sales of contemporary cars 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Nickey Stage II convertible introduced the Systeme Panhard shaft drive in a multi-cylinder car to the U.S. market. Early survivors are rare and sought-after. Bonhams sold this car in Maine in 208 at the Paine Collection sale for $70k (SCM# 118124). I saw it then, and it has not deteriorated since. Why the drop? Certainly the “collection factor” played a part. Here, well bought. #105-1914 AMERICAN UNDERSLUNG Date sold: 08/26/13 eBay auction ID: 290962238255 Seller’s eBay ID: nickey_chicago Sale type: New car with 75 miles VIN: 2G1FS3DW4D9139122 Details: White over orange leather; 6.2-liter supercharged V8 rated at 600 hp; 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $77,790, 23 bids, sf 884 MSRP: $41,285 (base plus $18,230 with Nickey upgrades) Other current offering: Online Motorsports in Plainfield, IL, asking $79,790 for a Rally Yellow SS Nickey Stage II coupe with 1,120 miles 2014 BMW 750LXi MODEL 644 4-passenger touring. S/N DR134479. Gray/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Excellent panel fit, very nice paint shows small signs of aging and use. Very good bright trim. Interior is good and nicely worn, showing only a small bit of damage at the top of left front seat. One of three known to exist. don’t seem to receive the same attention in restoration as the 4-door, while the low values of all mean very few get what they deserve. Sold by RM Auctions in Scottsdale 2012 for $52k, rated #1- (SCM# 192662). Sold next at Auctions America’s 2013 Fort Lauderdale sale, now condition #2, at $43k (SCM# 215765). Well done for the seller. #161-1963 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2034. Red/black leather. Odo: 4,711 miles. 260-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Very good panel fit. Shiny paint shows much orange peel on trunk and rear fenders, some stress cracks near tonneau fasteners. Delamination on top left corner of windshield. Very good original seats, refinished dashboard, restored instru- Date sold: 08/26/13 eBay auction ID: 330995740189 Seller’s eBay ID: bmwoflincoln Sale type: New car with 10 miles VIN: WBAYF8C50ED141753 Details: Alpine White over black Nappa leather; 4.4-liter DOHC Twin-Turbo V8 rated at 443 hp, 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $95,500, 4 bids, sf 388 MSRP: $103,925 (as equipped) Other current offering: Crown BMW in Greensboro, NC, offering a white over black leather 750LXi for $103,425 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 coupe Formerly in the Harrah Collection. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $748,000. The American Underslung was among the best-looking cars of its time, with performance and handling to match. Examples are prized and represent blue-chip collectibles. Sold above high estimate. This older restoration was holding up quite well and was a very good value. (See the profile on p. 54.) #148-1934 DESOTO AIRFLOW coupe. S/N 6078798. Silver/brown cloth. Odo: 15,066 miles. Variable panel fit, although door fit is better than most Airflow two-doors. Good shiny paint, but evidence of bodywork visible on front valance, right A-pillar at top of door and lower right side. Several areas of loose body welting. Good upholstery, some uneven finish on painted surfaces. Formerly owned by ments. Lucas PL700 headlights. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,068,000. Car and Driver magazine test car, March 1963. Delivered through Tasca Ford of Providence, RI. Remarkably preserved example with fewer than 5,000 original miles, two owners from new. The early 260-engined Cobras are distinctive, with their ventless front fenders. With this one’s provenance and condition, its sale at twice high estimate was no surprise. #110-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S66Y401063. Red/black leather. Odo: 981 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Excellent panel fit, per build. Excellent paint shows some light polish scratches. Interior as-new. Comes complete with a box of the plastic wrap that covered the interior components, as Date sold: 08/25/13 eBay auction ID: 121163668847 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghinidallas Sale type: Used car with 683 miles VIN: ZHWUC1ZD7DLA01357 Details: Black over black leather; 6.5-liter DOHC V12 rated at 691 hp, 7-sp E-Gear, AWD Sale result: $459,999, Buy It Now, sf 182 MSRP: $397,500 (base) Other current offering: Lamborghini Los Angeles in Woodland Hills, CA, is asking $469,995 for a gray over black leather LP700-4 coupe with 502 miles. ♦ Airflow Club of America president. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $82,500. The 2-door 1934 Airflow is the purest expression of the shape. They well as the window stickers, never applied. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $209,000. An as-new Ford GT. Sold a bit lower than many recent sales but still 40% above original MSRP. The Ford GT has established itself as a modern classic, and interest remains high. Well bought at this below-estimate price. © 130 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA Mecum Auctions — The Daytime Auction Premium muscle did well here, and a 1961 Corvette Gulf racer was one of four cars to join the million-dollar-sale club, making $1.5m Company Mecum Auctions Date August 15–17, 2013 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Bobby McGlothlen, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered 371/677 Sales rate 55% Sales total $31,422,290 High sale 1955 Porsche 550/1500RS Spyder, sold at $4,012,500 Buyer’s premium 1955 Porsche 550/1500RS Spyder, the high sale at $4m $300 up to $5,499; $500 from $5,500 to $9,999; 7% thereafter. 10% for boats and motorcycles. Premiums included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics M 132 onterey’s “Daytime Auction” by Mecum Auctions once again earned the title of the largest auction in total consignments on the Monterey Peninsula during the days pre- ceding the Pebble Beach concours. And this year’s sales figures again saw an overall boost, growing to $31.4m from last year’s $30.8m. And while that boost is a positive thing, it wasn’t quite the increase we’ve been seeing at this sale over the past few years — results in 2011 and 2012 grew by about $8m each time. Three high-dollar post-block deals that came together in the days following the auction boosted the final total. Mecum had four cars join the million-dollar-sale club: the featured 1955 Porsche 550/1500RS Spyder made $4m; a low-mile 1989 Ferrari F40 fetched $1.4m; a 1961 Corvette Gulf racer made $1.5m; and a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo sold for $1m. Two others were bid past seven figures but didn’t sell: a 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster at $1.3m and a 1938 Delage D-8 120 Aerosport coupe at $2.4m. As a volume sale, seven-figure cars weren’t really the bread and butter here — but Mecum’s traditional core consignments — American muscle cars — were in short supply. Perhaps wanting to cater to the better overall market of foreign sports cars on the peninsula this weekend, there was a higher ratio of them consigned than is the norm at a Mecum sale. For example, there were 60 Porsches consigned — an all-time high for this auction. The premium muscle that was here, and premium post-war American cars in gen- eral, tended to do quite well. A poster child was the 902 actual-mile 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a truly all-original car including its original battery. It brought a very strong $588,500. With all of the other auction venues out here having a stronger focus on import and sports cars, perhaps Mecum would do better to align this venue closer to its other locations and be the beacon of premium American muscle. The results prove that when Mecum brings them here, buyers will come from all over the globe to get them. Overall, I look forward to what Mecum will bring to the table next year, as they have become a proven fixture during this most spectacular week of car auctions. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA ENGLISH #S198-1923 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST Cabriolet DeVille. S/N 35NK. Dark green/tan cloth/black leather & gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 39,430 miles. Restoration at least three decades old. Green body paint is generally presentable, with light crazing in places. Black fenders have some parking rash. Some chrome replated years ago. Headlights out of alignment. Radiator shell very dull. Retrofitted in the 1982 IMSA GTP races. Authentically restored to its inaugural configuration in recent years by Jim Busby, shortly after it was purchased from Group 44. 2000 Goodwood Festival of Speed entrant decal is the only non-period graphic on the well-finished exte- made at that time to comply with European highway laws, including side marker lights and modern safety glass. Excellent paint. Correct slightly muted plating. Fitted with period Marchal driving lamps. Tidy under the hood, but showing some dullness from age and light with discreet turn signals and one electric wiper. Older interior restoration with more wear on driver’s leather than rear cloth. Dirty tires and spoke wheels. Rear trunk almost comes off as a shop project. Heavier dents on the gas tank, very greasy undercarriage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $141,240. A no-sale at $115k when it crossed the block, with a deal made before the end of the weekend. Good thing, as it was needy enough for either bid to take it away. #T106-1966 AUSTIN MINI MOKE beach car. S/N AAB1L834068. Light blue/ blue & yellow cloth/blue & yellow cloth. Odo: 13,004 miles. Older repaint, done fairly well on the outside, but flaking off under the hood, revealing red primer. Various spliced points on the wiring harness. All four pieces of chrome—the headlight and turn-signal bezels up front—are decent originals. New Kumho rior. Modern Goodyear race rubber. Moderate polishing swirls on all Plexiglas windows. Race-ready interior. Very clean underside. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $475,000. This is rather significant in Jaguar’s competition history, since this was the first car they commissioned to get back into factory-sponsored racing since the early 1960s. And it actually did pretty well, attaining 3rd place overall at Road America in August 1982 and then a 2nd at Laguna Seca in 1983. The successes here emboldened Jaguar to embark on their quest for Le Mans after this, and other XJR-5s did respectably there. But it’s still a bit specialized for the general market. #F120-1986 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA sedan. S/N SCFDL01SXGTL13446. Burgundy metallic/tan leather. Odo: 17,927 miles. Stated by consigning dealer that it has 17,927 actual miles on it. That’s good, because the odometer is fogged over and now can’t be read. Well-cared-for original paint, with only a few light nicks. Rigged up with enough roofmounted antennas to almost look like a cop car. Light delam on dashboard wood, cracked shift-knob wood. Minimal interior wear. Alloy use. Lightest of wear on seats and carpeting. Moderate patina on original steering wheel. With Cotal pre-selector transmission. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $2,400,000. This car has had quite the storied existence. Purchased new by French aviation manufacturer Félix Amiot, it was confiscated by the Nazis and sent to freshly occupied Denmark by September 1940. It remained in the country—with three colorful owners after Denmark was liberated—until last year, when it was purchased by a Florida museum. With enough panache, style and intrigue to all but be the basis for a mystery novel, I can’t argue with the consignor for holding out for a touch more. GERMAN #S185-1954 PORSCHE ALLGAIER A133 tractor. S/N 1332044. Red/red paint. MHD. Restored in Northern Italy by a gentleman who was a previous employee of the factory that made them. Restoration easily surpasses original workmanship. Originally sold for the European market. Slight dings and scuffs on top of transmission from getting on radial tires and painted hubcaps on the stock steel rims. Rusty undercarriage. Newer top and seat cloth, all matching. Modern seatbelts up front. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,120. One would be hard-pressed to have a vintage race team and not have one of these as a pit car. Heck, nowadays with all the mega auctions, you could probably get away with using it as an on-site golf cart. I’ve seen “golf carts” that are larger and far more extravagant than this by a long sight. #S129-1982 JAGUAR XJR-5 racer. S/N XJR5001. White/black leather. RHD. First car built for Jaguar by Group 44 of Winchester, VA, and raced by Bob Tullius and Bull Adams 134 wheels are shod with what are most likely the original Avon radials. With optional rear-compartment moon-roof. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. After Concorso Italiano, a bunch of SCM contributors were having fun comparing cars to musical stars. We all came to the conclusion that the 1980s Lagonda would be Duran Duran: chic and fashionable then, but has not aged well over the past 30 years. Still a long ways away from crush price, as was the $18k paid for it when it sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale in April (SCM# 221046). FRENCH #S150-1938 DELAGE D8-120 Aerosport coupe. S/N 51617. Dark aqua metallic/biscuit leather. RHD. Odo: 5,534 km. Restored for its second time in 1999. Minimal modifications and off the machine. Otherwise, no sign of wear, tear, corrosion or use anywhere on it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $53,500. The reserve was easily passed at $30k, trudging up about as slowly as this tractor pulling a three-bottom plow in heavy clay. Big, huge money for Porsche tractor, even considering that it’s early production. #S134-1955 PORSCHE 550/1500 RS Spyder. S/N 5500077. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 4,254 miles. The first space-frame construction Spyder. 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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA Auto Show. Campaigned by Goethals in Europe, then believed imported to the U.S. via the Bahamas. Restored within past decade to concours condition, but set up for and has seen occasional conservative track time. Fitted with hard tonneau over passenger’s seat. Scuffing exact original configuration, with cloth sunroof and “safari” windshields. Top-notch body prep and authentic repaint. All reproduction or replated brightwork, all minty new. Mostly new glass (roof pieces seem like good origi- on edges of taillights. Received historical authenticity award at 2011 Quail Lodge Porsche Race Car Classic. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $4,012,500. There were some pre-sale guesstimates that this would not do as well as the 550 RS Spyder that sold at Gooding’s 2012 Amelia Island sale for $3.7m (SCM# 196877), as that one had better race history. But this one was better restored, and when the reserve lifted at $3.5 million, it all but guaranteed this was the top seller here for the weekend. It also helped establish that RS 550 Spyders are a $3.5–$4m asset—not to be confused with being a car. #S64-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7500344. Light gray/gray hard top/black cloth soft top/red leather. Odo: 75,110 miles. Stated to be a one-owner car until this year. Newer trim-off repaint is pretty good on the outside, but has weak masking skill in less-visible areas (around paint tag and door latch mechanisms). Fresh undercoating hides any overspray that may have occurred down there. Fresh underhood detailing, com- nals) with all-new seals for said glass, frames, casements and doors. Authentically reupholstered, and showing no wear except on the floor-mat up front. Concours-quality engine bay and undercarriage. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $117,500. One of two first-generation 23-window minibuses here, both with similar exceptionally good restorations, $125k reserves and unsuccessful high bids. If the sellers can’t get what they want here, they just might have to get what they need (sorry, wrong ’60s rock band reference). While hardly regressing back to being worth less than a Corvair Greenbrier, they aren’t the new pop hit anymore. #S86-1964 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 130726. Dolphin Gray/blue vinyl & cloth. Odo: 72,823 miles. Porsche factory documentation and copy of Kardex confirm it to be an SC sold in the U.S. in special-order Dolphin Gray. Restored approximately 20 years ago and still presents very well. Authentically repainted body, replated major brightwork, and replacement side trim. Good older interior. Fitted with period-accessory matching headrests. Original radio-delete plate. Well-restored plete down to a modern Mercedes battery. Mostly good original brightwork. Heavily buffed but still has some light crazing. Fitted with new radial tires and soft top. Light seatbottom wrinkling, light carpet fade. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $103,790. Essentially a one-owner car—with a paper trail starting from the day it was bought to the 2013 renewal for its original set of California yellow license plates— which helped considerably for the final price. Even as a well-sorted car, regardless of provenance, it would’ve otherwise been a sub$100k car. #S107-1960 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Samba bus. S/N 601010. Sealing Wax Red & white/gray cloth sunroof/gray vinyl. Odo: 60,006 miles. Volkswagen Museum documentation displayed confirms that it’s a U.S.-market van restored to November 2013 generally to stock under the hood. Chrome wheels shod with modern radials. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $85,600. This was one of two SCs out here this weekend (both 1964s), although there were plenty of other 356s to choose from also. This one grabbed me as generally correct for the era, while the other one (Lot F152) was Resale Red and a no-sale at $65k. This is the kind of car you would have seen on the infield at Road America for the 1964 June Sprints. Perhaps sold a bit on the dear side considering that it’s no longer the shiny penny, but would be quite the special thing for the infield at the 2014 June Sprints. #S63.1-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE coupe. S/N 11102410000518. Black/red 135

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA leather. Odo: 60,781 miles. Older high-quality trim-off repaint; some light sanding and triminstallation damage to windshield seal. Typical bank-vault door fit. Mostly good original brightwork; bumpers may have been replated wood restoration, showing only light wear from limited use. Engine bay clean and tidy. built motor from mostly original parts, as the transmission had to be sourced from else- in distant past. Mix of halogen and standard sealed-beam headlights. Authentic replacement carpeting, along with reupholstered seats and door panels. Older refinished wood. Hint of a stale odor. Recent fluff-and-buff under the hood. Kuhlmeister a/c and Becker Mexico multiband radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,940. Stated that it recently came out of an estate, but is pretty much ready to go as-is. The unusual stick shift (rather than automatic) may have helped the value. #T160-1973 BMW 2002 tii 2-dr sedan. S/N 2763016. Malaga Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 93,210 miles. Driver-grade-plus restoration completed 2008. High-quality prep and paint, inside and out. Undercarriage not stripped and gutted, as it still has original coatings and grime, but most components have been replaced or refurbished. Various trim bits replated or replaced, or still good originals. Well-detailed engine bay, just shy of concours Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,200. I spoke quite a bit with the owner on the day before it was offered, since I, too, own a Baikal Blue E9 coupe. He had it restored with no expense spared for his wife to drive, but she is no longer able to use the clutch, which is why it was offered here. He was hoping for a touch more, but in the current market the high bid was realistic. #S37.1-1974 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER double-cab pickup. S/N 2642074158. Orange/brown vinyl. Odo: 65,441 miles. Older repaint with weak masking around cracking door seals. Various light dents and dings on drop-sides of the box; some painted over, some freshly acquired, most in-between. Cargo area finished in matte black spray-on bedliner. Wheels and bumpers painted a nonstock beige. Reupholstered seats; vinyl matches the original door panels quite well. In-dash Kenwood tape deck is about 20 years old. Repowered with a rebuilt replacement where. Seems to run out well. Also clean and tidy undercarriage, with slight dulling of the brass lines and fittings. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $155,150. The thing that struck me about this car was its small size compared with its contemporaries, both from Europe and the States—even compared with a Model T. The Isotta had it over all these in handling, however. The reserve was met at $145k, which doesn’t seem too far-fetched for one of reportedly two surviving examples. #S163-1985 MODENA CALIFORNIA SPYDER “Ferris Bueller” movie car. S/N GT1651. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 6,069 miles. Replica Ferrari built for the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” using a 1963 Ford, hence the model-year designation on the title. One of two cars used interchangeably in the film. Ford 260-ci V8 gave way to a 351 when the decade-long restoration was completed in 2010. Defying Mecum’s usual practice of having the hood opened and acces- quality. All interior soft trim replaced; most brightwork reused and shows light dings. Optional sunroof and AM/FM radio. Period-accessory-style Marchal fog lights, Minilites and cocoa mats. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. With the BMW Car Club of America’s Oktoberfest national meet taking place here on this very turf two days after the auction ended, perhaps the consignor thought club members would show up in droves and battle for it. That didn’t happen. Fair offer for a good car. #F53-1974 BMW 3.0 CSI coupe. S/N 4340109. Baikal Blue/tan leather. Odo: 1,571 miles. Euro-spec CSi, updated when the fouryear bare-body restoration was completed four years ago. Now fitted with 5-speed and R134a a/c. Excellent repaint, even if it is a shade light and with more metal flake than original. Allnew glass and seals. Mostly reproduction trim. Excellent and correct interior upholstery and 136 1.8-L bus engine with remote oil filter—all work done with an eye more toward function rather than form. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,980. Transporter pickups—single, double, triple, quadruple, or whatever combination you could imagine—were not offered in the U.S. after 1971. (Not that many sold anyway after the mid-’60s “chicken tax” imposed a 25% tariff on imported light-duty trucks.) Hence, this was imported from somewhere else. Reserve wisely lifted when the bidding ended, as gen-II Transporters (in any configuration) are not nearly as desirable as the originals. ITALIAN #S165-1908 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO FENC roadster. S/N FA6023. Maroon/black leather. RHD. Restored shortly after it was discovered in 1985 to “semi-racer” configuration. Excellent body paint, but some of the wood-spoke wheel paint is chipped off along the rims. Well-polished brass, but not yesterday, as it’s starting to show light dulling. Light wrinkling of the seat leather. Cardboard placed to protect the floorboards. Clean and tidy re- sible in the staging lanes and on the block, it was left latched. Excellent paint and new weatherseals. Okay door and panel fit. Smith gauges, modern CD stereo. Like-new interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $246,100. Compared with “Eleanor” selling at Mecum’s recent Indy auction for a cool million (SCM# 216486), this seemed relatively cheap. A heck of a lot more folks saw “Ferris” than “Gone in 60 Seconds,” so I’m calling this well bought. #S141-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A9L0086602. Ferrari Red/red cloth. Odo: 509 miles. Purchased new from Ferrari of Los Gatos in July of 1991, lightly used until its first dealer service in June 1992 with 459 miles, then properly pickled for longterm storage until awakened in April 2013. 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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA spoiler. And, yes, it still has a hint of new-car smell—albeit slightly exotic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,417,750. It only seems like yesterday that I was at the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the F40 was the star of both the Ferrari and the Pininfaria booths—sharing double billing at PF with the Cadillac Allante. Big money for an F40, but I’ll dare say that’s just right for August of 2013. One of the few ’80s cars that should continue to escalate in value. The 288 GTO is the only other Ferrari from the era with the potential to do better in the long term. AMERICAN #S120.1-1913 PACKARD 1-38 roadster. S/N 38878. Red/black cloth/red leather. Restoration completed by Brian Joseph within the past decade. Workmanship good enough to earn Best in Class at Meadow Brook and a Best of Show at Bay Harbor. Superb paint quality on all components, with the chassis just as good as the bodywork. Recently buffed-out brasswork. Fabulously detailed mo- tor is arguably the most impressive component on the car. Exhaust manifolds recently detailed, but the exhaust pipe is now rusty. Rest of undercarriage still impressive. Seats show slight glossiness. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $668,750. 1913 is noteworthy in Packard circles, as it’s the first year that cars for domestic production were configured for left-hand drive. Originally a no-sale on the block at $420k, but the auctioneer’s comment that they were almost at a deal proved correct. #S154-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J Torpedo phaeton. S/N 2276. Black/black cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 43,434 miles. Originally a Judkins limousine, used by E.L. Cord’s wife at their California home in the mid-1930s; sold to Pacific Auto Rental and used in a multitude of films from 1937 to 1985. Redone by Fran Roxas to its current configuration. Last detailed when it became part of a “noted Northeast collection” in 2007. ’80s repaint shows some light scratches and polishing swirls. Good replate showing some $800k; this deal came together later. #S140-1940 PACKARD 120 series 1801 woodie wagon. S/N 139312042. Inverness Green/brown leather. Odo: 38,557 miles. Decade-long restoration completed in 2005, yielding AACA Junior and Senior awards in 2005 and 2006. Superb wood restoration to better standard than technically possible when new. All hardware is correct for the era, with all flathead screw slots set at horizontal. Near flawless prep and paint. All chrome replated or replaced; pitting on back of replated bumpers. Plain upholstered seats, but with good work- light scuffing. Forward compartment seat is starting to show some obvious wear and wrinkling. Rear odometer not synchronized with front. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,016,500. This car sold at Bonhams’ 2010 Greenwich auction just under its $800k reserve (SCM# 162833) and no-saled at an undisclosed high bid at Christie’s in August 2011 (SCM# 184562). Initially a no-sale across the block here at manship and no wear. All-repro interior plastic. Concours-detailed engine compartment. Everything runs and works as-new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $192,600. Having lightly restored a 1939 120 sedan, I can fully appreciate what it took to get this wagon to this level. At least with a wagon, it’s worth the effort, as this example shows. To go this far on a four-door sedan is a losing proposition. The reserve was passed with no problem at $130k—if anything, this encouraged them to keep bidding, knowing that it was going to sell. #S61-1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO pickup. S/N H255J004168. Bombay Ivory/red & white vinyl. Odo: 2,413 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Recently, very authentic frame-off restoration. Paint and chrome better than original. Doors sag ever so slightly. Custom oak box-side stakes with period-style lettering; high-gloss finished wood bed. Highly detailed under the hood; modern battery. Correctly finished inside cab. Clean-as-a-whistle under- carriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,010. Offered by a consignor who consistently offers and sells high-quality pickups of all manufacturers, this was a very pleasing restoration that wasn’t loaded up with a pickup box full of glitzy accessories. The only thing that was a bit out of era was the side rails, which easily lift out if they aren’t to your liking. That said, there was plenty to like here, and that was proven by this somewhat strong sale—although it’s closer to the norm as each auction passes. © 138 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Reno, NV Barrett-Jackson — Reno 2013 Hot August Nights is one of the largest automotive events on the West Coast, and it can only benefit from the addition of a Barrett-Jackson auction Company Barrett-Jackson Date August 8–10, 2013 Location Reno, NV Auctioneers Assiter and Associates, Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 343/345 Sales rate 99% American muscle and more crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson’s inagural Reno sale Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinion in italics Convention Center, which offered more than 500,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space for the preview area and the auction. Hot August Nights (or HAN, as it is referred to lo- B cally) has more car-related activities than an individual can take in. Aside from the addition of the BarrettJackson auction, there were several show-and-shines, drag racing, concerts, a swap meet, other auction activities and the famed two-car wide cruising on the streets of Reno and Sparks. Barrett-Jackson press releases stated that more than 40,000 people attended this year’s auction events. The auction company participated heavily in the activities of Hot August Nights as well, giving out several prizes. There was the first Barrett-Jackson Cup and Ultimate Best of Show, which awarded $20,000 to the four win- arrett-Jackson set up shop at the 27th annual Hot August Nights in Reno, NV, for their inaugural Reno-Tahoe auction on August 8–10, 2013. The location was the massive Reno Sales total $14,203,680 High sale 2014 Shelby GT500 convertible, sold at $500,000 Buyer’s premium ning cars and an LS3 crate motor valued at $10,000. But Barrett-Jackson was here to sell cars. The auction itself generated sales of $14.2m. There were charity sales, highlighted 10%, included in sold prices by the sale of the 2014 Shelby GT500 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Brain Injury Association of America. The bidding, assisted by Parnelli Jones and his son Page, rocketed up to $500,000. Aside from the charity auction, the highest-selling vehicle of the auction was a 1963 Corvette convertible with fuel injection, Lot 719. Black with a red interior, the car had been given a frame-off restoration seven years ago. It was beautiful, and it sold for $192,500. The second-highest-selling car was an alloy-bodied 1950 Jaguar XK 120, Lot 702.1. The unfinished aluminum was accented by dark red interior and offset by a black cloth top. The brightwork on the car and the polished-out ovals bearing the #7 call-outs really made this car stand out here, and it sold for $178,200. The best deal was a 1978 Porsche 911SC Targa, Lot 344, which sold for $8,910. In iconic Guardsman Red with tan leather, the car was clearly enjoyed and used but presented nicely. Aside from cosmetic issues with the interior, the concern is the possibility of an impending engine rebuild since the car was nearing 150k miles. However, at this price, there was room for a full rebuild. If the Jaguar was the car to fall in love with, then the 1961 Corvette vintage racer was the car to lust after. It featured a Traco race motor (a fascinating history by itself) coupled with a fuel-injection unit. The mysterious history comes from the unique mounting holes for the larger distance-racing fuel tank and accompanying lack of a convertible top, which is believed to be proof of the car’s provenance as a GM test mule, since this is how the test cars were configured. One of two reserve vehicles at the Barrett-Jackson sale, it was declared sold for $148,500 after the owner removed the reserve. Barrett-Jackson has become part of Hot August Nights. The enthusiastic steps 1978 Porsche 911SC Targa, sold for $8,910 142 taken by the company to fully integrate with the week of automotive events were well received, and Barrett-Jackson’s involvement gives the nearly three-decade success story a welcome boost. What is billed as one of the largest automotive events on the West Coast can only benefit from the addition, and I think we’ll be seeing bigger sales numbers here in the future. ♦ Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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Barrett-Jackson Reno, NV ENGLISH #702.1-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 alloy roadster. S/N 670125. Aluminum/black canvas/dark red leather. One of 240 alloybodied XK 120s. Finished to an outstanding level. Unpainted bodywork was worked until it was as smooth as you can get a raw alloy. Issues include slightly rough trailing edges where the fenders join the body, a lack of chassis detailing and possibly an issue with you forget how long it can take these to climb a serious grade. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. Market-correct high bid. Seller may have wanted more, but high bid is at the top end of the market today. #702-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 lim- the rear wheel openings, where copper rod has been used as wheelarch “moldings,” for a fantastic machine-like result. Canvas top is a work of art, and engine bay looks superb. Original cracked steering-wheel hub sets off the deep red leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $178,200. This price was a bit below recent comps but was the second-highest non-charity sale of Reno. It was a fantastic buy on a oneof-a-kind vehicle. #674.1-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 convertible. S/N ABT7L16798. Red & black/red vinyl/black leather. A very striking car. Coves freshly painted. Interior fresh and looks great. Under the hood, the engine compartment has been detailed, pol- ousine. S/N 10001212002201. Gold/brown leather. Odo: 44,000 miles. In fine shape with 44k original miles. Slight paint checking on trunk and roof. Interior timewarp-correct. Comes off as fashionably sinister. Even the and wiring inspire the same confidence. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,450. This car sold previously at Barrett-Jackson Costa Mesa in 2010. The price then was $38,500 (SCM# 165381). The vehicle did not present as well to the eye then. Perhaps the freshening took place in the intervening three years, or it could just be that I was caught up in the history of this car. Well bought and sold. auction catalog noted that these cars were the choice of international criminals. One of 2,677 built between 1964 and 1981. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. Well sold in the middle of the $55k–$125k SCM Pocket Price Guide range. If there are no issues with the hydraulic system and the motor is sound, then this was well bought. ished, painted and freshened. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. Last sold for $25k at the Branson auction in April, then with tan interior (SCM# 216145). If the seller had to spend $10k on improvements and associated fees, there was nearly $10k made here. Very well sold and well bought. GERMAN #721.1-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba bus. S/N 256094507. Sealing Wax Red & Cream White/tan plaid vinyl. Restored with all German parts to OE specifications. Paint and body without issue. Interior is perfect. Sunroof done completely right. Slight creative license taken with paint applied to accent the body moldings, but the end result is flawless. One of those buses that’s filled with unique features and makes 144 damaged, just nice, sporting patina. Engine compartment clean. Recent maintenance and improvements were noted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,910. As the only Porsche present, this driver-condition SC was perhaps at the wrong party. The buyer made off with the deal of the #344-1978 PORSCHE 911SC Targa. S/N 9118210388. Guards Red/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 149,531 miles. Older quality disassembled repaint looks fine, just used. Some exterior trim issues, again just used. Interior has the usual problems with the dash and weather stripping around the doors, windows and targa top. Seats are worn but not BEST BUY #698-1949 MERCURY WOODIE wagon. S/N 9CM46028. Dark blue & wood/ dark tan vinyl. Odo: 37,100 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. A very handsome woodie in excellent condition in what may be a slightly dark blue. Found in a barn in Connecticut about 11 years ago and restored as needed. Beautiful dash. Equipped with overdrive, Fenton head- weekend at Reno. This is well below market, and these cars are only going up in value. Extremely well bought, with room to make a nice profit now and an even greater one in the future, and no concerns about driving the heck out it. AMERICAN #397-1942 FORD SUPER DELUXE con- vertible. S/N 1GA77397. Green/tan cloth/red leather. Pleasing older restoration which has been freshened up. This car truly evokes the period. Green paint has depth and goes perfectly with the red interior and tan top. Internally and externally, comes off as cared for and carefully used. Under hood, the tidy motor ers and dual exhaust; reportedly comfortable cruising at freeway speeds. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $83,600. This car has traveled 3,000 miles since leaving the barn and 150 miles since it was sold for $64k in 2012 at Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island sale (SCM# 196920). The $20k higher price was great for the seller, and the buyer secured an excellent woodie. There cannot be many more in existence with this mileage, condition and originality. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Reno, NV #686-1955 DODGE C-3B pickup. S/N 84268254. Chilean Beige & Canyon Coral/ brown & gold vinyl. Odo: 23,765 miles. 259ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Spotless presentation, detailed history with great provenance. Two-year restoration produced a concours vehicle. The colors sizzle. Inside is showroom-new; underhood is competition-clean and ready for judging. The attention to detail is evident get in the 1950s. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,700. Sales price within the current market, with a little room to spare. A correct interior would likely be enough for the new buyer to make a profit. Well sold and bought. #20-1958 EDSEL RANGER 2-dr hard and slightly sultry machine. This Chrysler would have eaten the poor Plymouth Christine for lunch. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,500. Mecum sold a 1957 Saratoga at Indy 2011 for $58k (SCM# 181050), and Branson sold one in 2011 for $43k (SCM# 178913), so this price looks market-correct. I say very well bought. #668-1958 CHEVROLET CAMEO throughout, including a custom mechanism to keep the side-opening hoods from connecting and chipping the paint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $90,750. This happy truck drew huge crowds and made everyone near it smile. Sold for a price approaching six figures. That is a lot of money for a truck that was purchased used in 1957 to serve as a contractor’s rig. All of the money with some extra thrown in. Time will tell if it was too much. #694-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57B240608. Red/white vinyl/red & gray vinyl. Odo: 12,238 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Everything you expect to see in a full restoration. Paint and panel fit correct. Interior shouts, “Welcome to your 1957 Chevrolet Showroom.” All that I can see missing is the inner window felt on the driv- pickup. S/N V3A58K109252. Yellow & black/gray & black. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Presented very well with its attention-grabbing paint scheme. Reportedly displayed at the 1958 Detroit Auto Show. Inside seems a bit dark to have come from the factory, but the fabric and finish appear correct. Quite nice under the hood. One of 1,405 Cameos built Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,750. The buyer received a fully complete and reportedly functional car with all of the hard-to-find items 100% intact. As a fan of orphan cars, I am sure that the buyer is satisfied with the price, especially as he or she gets the opportunity to look over that otherworldly dash, push the correct button in the middle of the wheel and go motoring. #680-1958 GMC SUBURBAN NAPCO that year, reportedly. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. This truck was seen earlier in the year at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, and the body-off restoration must have occurred in the interim, as it did not show as well in Florida. Despite the lesser condition then, it sold for $55k, which we called well sold (SCM# 216031), and this price confirms the truth of that. I would have thought that this truck would bring more money. #404-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr er’s side. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,800. This car sold four months ago for $400 dollars less at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach (SCM# 221089), but it failed to sell in 2007 at Carlisle for $85k, which we said “should have bought the car” (SCM# 47087). It could have brought that much at this auction. 1957 Chevrolets filled the streets of Reno for Hot August Nights, and they will always be popular—well bought. #705-1957 CHRYSLER SARATOGA 2-dr hard top. S/N L5719279. Black & Gauguin Red/white & red vinyl. Odo: 47,636 miles. 354-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. All chrome replated, all stainless buffed. One repaint in black and an accent color-change from white to Gauguin Red. Combining this hue with Exner’s Forward Design results in an exciting 146 style. Interior looks good but is not in original fabric. Highly optioned from the Continental kit to the vacuum ashtray and trash receptacle. Looks about as menacing as Chevrolet could hard top. S/N F58L190174. White/burgundy vinyl. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. This completely restored Impala presents extremely well outside. New quality paint. Slight issues on badges and some of the new or polished brightwork. It is, however, a one-year body perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. Sold for an almost fair price. Should have brought a bit more due to rarity and presentation. But the seller is likely pleased with the sale, and the buyer did quite well. #699-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA con- vertible. S/N 01867F249524. Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 37,000 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This must be one of the best original examples in existence. Still wearing the top it came with when new, this Impala spent 30 years in storage. The blue is magnificent and inside this car could not be better. Featured in Hemmings Classic Car magazine Sports Car Market 4x4 SUV. S/N 101PS1929A. Turquoise & white/turquoise & white vinyl. 336-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Stop-you-in-your-tracks amazing restoration. Said to be one of estimated 180 produced (NAPCO records have been dispersed). Well loved and conscientiously restored. One parking light surround is less than top. S/N W8UG726309. Green & white/green & white vinyl. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored quite a while ago. Interior has been redone in an “original type pattern” and looks right. Teletouch transmission buttons in middle of steering wheel. The engine compartment indicates a clean and appreciated driver.

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Barrett-Jackson Reno, NV in August 2005 and has won multiple awards. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,200. This car sold for almost $20k more than a 348-equipped car with twice the mileage at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January (SCM# 214862). All of the money and then some, but exceptional cars bring extra money. #725-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S103309. Tuxedo Black & silver/black vinyl soft top/Tuxedo Black hard top/blue vinyl. 283-ci 315-hp fuelinjected V8, 4-sp. A Multiple NCRS Top Flight car. In 1996, obtained point totals of 98.5 and 94.7 in two separate judging events. While the two decades since are visible in the finish, it is still an exceptional car. Rare color combination works well in person and is certified as an authentic color combination by NCRS. A full restoration may need to be revisited. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. Marketcorrect for both buyer and seller. Just 1,462 1961 Corvettes got the 315-hp fuel-injected engine. Good investment. #707-1963 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 3Y86N424299. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 94,138 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An exquisite vehicle. One of only 3,138 convertibles made in 1963. Factory air and superior fit and finish. Some slight curling at the leading edge of dash, but all-new chrome, and all stainless has been polished. ible sold in the past six years except for the prior sale of this car at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in April, where it brought $83k (SCM# 221308). Top money for a truly exceptional car. This will increase in value, but it may take a bit of time. #154-1964 FORD FALCON Sprint con- vertible. S/N 4H15F219005. Red/white vinyl/ red & white vinyl. Odo: 212 miles. 260-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Very striking Falcon. Paint, trim and body look great. Panel fit correct. Car appears ready to run, with slightly lowered stance over extra-wide GT rims. The owner upgraded all of the suspension components and added disc brakes up front. The interior is Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,800. The price was higher than any other 1963 Lincoln convert- nicely redone with a correct appearance. Missing piece of interior panel trim in rear seat seems like an oversight, as the other side is complete. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. This was another car that looked to have been well cared for. Seller and buyer did well at the sale price. Slightly high for the market, but with all of the restoration and underbody upgrades, the buyer probably saved money. This really should make everyone pleased. 148 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Reno, NV #685-1966 CENTURY CORONADO 21-foot wooden boat. S/N M66121. Wood & white/white fiberglass/red & white vinyl. RHD. Tremendous presence. Looks like everything is new or refinished. Interior looks wide enough for four across in the front seat. Sliding top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,750. I and original with signs of use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. The sales price was in the middle of the market and slightly higher than recent auction results. Understandable, with the extensive documentation and originality. Very well sold and bought. #699.2-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 124379N593096. LeMans Blue/white vinyl/Parchment vinyl. 396ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rotisserie restoration of a big-block car with 500 hours spent on paint and body. Finished to show-car standards in, out and under the hood, where all of the markings are precisely correct. All date codes are spent many years maintaining wooden boats. This one was so beautiful that I almost forgot how much work is involved in taking care of wood that lives in or near water. Sold at a price that might or might not cover the cost of getting the vessel to the current condition. Sold in sequence with a modern trailer, Lot 685.1 ($2,750). #709-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 118376N131708. Black/black steel/black vinyl. Odo: 39,167 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Replacement block two months newer than build date, but restamped to matching numbers. Jerry MacNeish inspected for originality. Glass-smooth paint and correct, but the L89 aluminum heads are not documented. Built to go fast and just happens to be a showstopper as well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. There is something about the GM blues, and when they are combined with a white vinyl top—you almost can’t look directly at them. This was very big money for a nondocumented car. Well sold. #700-1969 FORD MUSTANG GT fast- excellent panel fit; same story inside, and the car even smells correct. Engine bay looks assembly-line clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. Extremely well sold, and I have no doubt that the buyer is very pleased as well. This car will go up in value; get one now if you can find anything close to this. #636-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L8A337595. Bronze/black vinyl/black vinyl. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be 100% original except for a lower body repaint two years ago. Extensive provenance includes the original keys and fob and a threering binder of documents. Interior seems off until discovering that it was special-ordered without a driver’s side headrest (passenger’s back. S/N 9T02R174281. Acapulco Blue/ black vinyl. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Magnificent car, and a one-of-one, documented with the Elite Marti Report, wearing an R-code VIN and all of the parts needed to make a fast Mustang faster. Still has the shipping tie-down points attached to the rear undercarriage with the sticker warning to the dealer to remove them prior to delivery. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. This car outshined Lot 718, the SCJ was ordered). Correct two-inch square tachometer factory-installed at the far right end of the instrument cluster. Underhood correct 150 Mach 1 parked one car down in the same color scheme (sold for $61k). At this price, the car seems to have made money since it sold at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach in April for $70k (SCM# 221232). It sold in Palm Beach four years earlier at the Barrett-Jackson sale in 2009 for $80k (SCM# 120177). It has been redone since 2009, as there were issues noted when it was reviewed there which were not found here. I can’t explain the price fluctuation, but it still seems well bought for the rarest of rare. © Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Russo and Steele — Monterey 2013 The scene’s not much different than the organized chaos of the NYSE trading floor. It’s well-run, fast-paced and really entertaining Company Russo and Steele Date August 15–17, 2013 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneers Rob Row, Jeff Stokes, Frank Bizzarro Automotive lots sold/offered 89/215 Sales rate 41% Sales total $7,111,825 High sale 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter coupe, sold at $1,050,500 Report and photos by John Baeke Market opinion in italics E very collector-car auction has a unique personality. And many high-end events, especially those involved in the ultra-expensive Monterey week, take on a highly sophisticated prep-school-like reserved atmosphere. Russo and Steele is a little bit different. Here, each car rolls right into a crowd of bidders and is surrounded by bleachers on all sides. The atmosphere is both electric and personal — no matter where you are in the Russo tent, you feel like you’re a part of the action rather than just a spectator. The scene’s not much different than the organized chaos of the NYSE trading floor. It’s well-run, fast paced, and really entertaining. Housed under a tent along downtown Monterey’s Cannery Row, this raucous three-day event has allowed R&S to carve a niche in this highly competitive auction weekend. Russo continues to focus mostly on post-war sport- ing and muscle cars. However, it does include enough pre-war classics, special-interest autos and even a few legitimate race cars to keep the excitement of bidders well into the night. Russo Consignment Director John Bemiss and his team did a masterful job of locating some incredible automotive treasures. These included Bob Tullius’ highly successful Group 44 XJR-4 T/A racer; a ’70 Hemi 4-speed ’Cuda; a 1969 Mustang Boss 429; a 1969 COPO Camaro; a sweet 1935 resto-mod REO Speedwagon; a 1957 Ford Fairlane Bonneville record-setter; a supercharged and factory race-prepped 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk; a 1961 Pontiac Ventura “Bubbletop”; an absolutely opulent 1967 Chrysler Imperial; and a gem of a 1961 152 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter coupe, sold at $1,050,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Austin-Healey. Collectors and restorers continue to see the wisdom in preserving and restoring the block-long station wagons from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Several beautiful examples were at Russo in survivor, original restored and resto-mod conditions. This included a 2-door 1958 Mercury Voyager, a 1959 Ford Country Squire, and a 1968 Chrysler Town & Country. Good buys were plentiful, including a “found in the weeds” 1971 Bizzarrini Tipo 128 prototype show car for $77,000 and a superbly restored Fiat 500 Jolly for $45,000. Inexplicably, a similar Jolly sold the following night at Gooding for a record-setting $148,500! Several other notables sold for near-record amounts, such as a mere driver-quality 1967 Fiat Dino for $74,250 and a very handsome 1967 21-window VW bus for $101,750. Both cars are likely good indicators of future trends in investment-grade vehicles. Top sales price honors went to three Ferraris: a 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter berlinetta at $1,050,500, a 1965 Ferrari 330 America at $368,500, and a 1973 Ferrari Dino GTS at $247,500. In between was the 1962 Cobra CSX 2012 at $850,000. Being located directly beside the RM venue at the Portola Hotel did not seem like a conflict for Russo, which moved from the Marriott across the street to this location last year. Rather, the constant stream of foot traffic between the two events certainly suggested both were benefiting from each other. Despite a $1m drop in totals from the 2012 sale, Russo’s average price per car was up over $10k from last year’s $66k — at nearly $80k each. All in all, that translates to a not-bad couple of days’ worth of work from the highest-energy auction show in Monterey. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 David Tomaro

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA ENGLISH #S654-1981 JAGUAR XJR-4 Trans Am racer. S/N SCCA81144. White/black fabric. Has the usual battle scars that should be worn with pride. The car presents as ready for track or display. Bob Tullius signature on the dash. Assigning condition grading to a race car that shows its scars with pride is impossible. This is the real deal. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $363,000. Although steeped with winning pedigree and name recognition, #44 lacks the #S676-1967 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba minibus. S/N 257000148. Blue & white/black & gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 596 miles. Rare Type II bus with desirable “walk-through” seating and wooden luggage-rack options. Nice color combination and fresh interior. Upholstery and headliner very nice. Subtle but important improvements to electrical and braking systems. Engine bay and undercarriage very clean. Doesn’t tolerate close inspection well, however, showing multiple small paint chips and some paint bubbling and rubber seal issues. improvements should produce a nice return should the buyer choose to flip her. Well bought. #S651-2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN Mansory convertible. S/N WDDAK76FX8M001475. Carbon/white leather. $200k in recent upgrades. Full carbon-fiber body kit by Mansory in Germany. (First Mansory SLR McLaren roadster offered for public sale in U.S., reportedly.) Very difficult car to evaluate with interior and engine bay locked; windows heavily tinted and air-ride switched to ground suction. Presumably, the car is of low mileage. Only real condition neg- cache of those Trans Am cars from a mere decade earlier. This was one of the three Bob Tullius Group 44 Jaguar racers curiously consigned at three separate auction venues. The XJS-3 at RM sold for $154k; the GTP XJR-5 at Mecum stalled at a final bid of $475k; and the XJR-4 Trans Am racer here didn’t go beyond $363k. Race-car values are always difficult to predict, but Monterey may have been the seller’s best chance of finding a qualified buyer for this car. GERMAN #F403-1957 BMW ISETTA microcar. S/N 513418. Blue & white/gray vinyl. Twoyear meticulous frame-off restoration. Inspection of the blue/white two-tone reveals only a single small chip. Upholstery, rubber, brightwork, engine, gauges all done to a standard far exceeding what would have been expected of the same vehicle when new. The hinged “Rube Goldberg” steering column/front door work Still overall an excellent example of a highly desirable VeeDub. Miles are since restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $101,750. Once the subject of jokes, these slowpoke VW buses are appreciated as collectible icons of the ’60s. There may not be enough letters in the alphabet for each of the pillars in this 21-window. With Volkswagen’s just-announced cessation of worldwide bus production (at their facility in Brazil), all years of buses should continue to appreciate. Sale price of this one may be at top of market, but at less than $5,000 per window, that is still a good buy. #F410-1984 AUDI UR QUATTRO coupe. S/N WAUDC0859EA900600. White/ beige leather. Odo: 88,691 miles. Special car sent by Audi to 1984 U.S. Olympics in Los Angeles for executives. In original condition. Paint and Olympic graphics in amazingly good condition. Taillight plastic showing UV damage. Rubber bits (e.g. door seals) are rotting. Interior plastic and leather with scratches, cracking and more sun damage. Engine bay ative is a light covering of grime. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $352,000. Gorgeous McLaren SLR scissor-door roadster with massive quantities of carbon fiber. Apparently the owner felt his supercar would be unable to get him quickly enough to the Dollar General in mere base trim. A dose of Renntech solved the problem by umphing the twin-supercharged V8 from a sorrowful 617 hp to 722. Price new with carbon-fiber and power upgrades estimated to approach seven figures. No way the seller will recoup his investment, but can’t fault him for holding out for more—not that he’ll find a better offer anytime soon. ITALIAN #S655-1949 FERRARI 166 INTER coupe. S/N 037S. Blue & silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 7,859 km. Sporting an older restoration. Handsome color combination. Cosmetic condition issues include window frame separation, paint chips with amateurish repair, door panel wrinkling, carpet and headliners a tad soiled and with seam separation, dirty undercarriage. The interior bakelite is jewelry. smoothly. Small dent on left fender liner is the only fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,850. The quirky Isetta, once relegated to Shriners’ parades, is being taken more seriously as a bona-fide collectible. Slightly larger than many other “microcars,” so most Americans could actually squeeze inside. Market trends show values on the rise over the past decade. Considering the extremely high level of restoration, this cutie was a bargain. Well bought. 154 needs detailing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,475. Due to a history of rally successes, Quattros enjoy a sort of cult-like following both here and abroad. The Olympic decals on the side should not detract from the value, and more likely add some rarity value. Unfortunately, the poor original overall condition hushed the bidding. Some modest investment in cosmetic Rare car, one of 37 built 1948–51. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,050,500. Last sold for $500k at RM London 2009 (SCM# 152654). Before that, sold for $348,821 at Brooks Monte Carlo Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA 2000 (SCM# 9684). The non-original blue/ gray business attire may not appeal to everyone, and better attention to detailing would help, but sale price was market-correct. Without a touch of red paint, it claimed the top sales spot of the auction. #F436-1964 ALFA ROMEO GI- ULIETTA Sprint coupe. S/N AR385765. Blue/black vinyl. Very nicely done Giulietta racer with well documented ownership history, and short-but-growing race history. Lengthy restoration to show-quality, but race-ready. Exterior and interior paint finish of much higher standard than one normally finds on a race car. Engine expertly upgraded. Many race history, final bid was probably near market value. As the history of Bizzarrini becomes better known and appreciated, the value of his creations is certain to grow. #S650-1965 FERRARI 330 AMERICA coupe. S/N 4975GT. Red/tan leather. Odo: 61,772 miles. Very attractive Ferrari with conservative styling. Seemingly an older restoration with evidence that the car has been enjoyed outside a carpeted garage. Paint chips, orange peeling and scattered stains both on exterior and in engine bay. Interior leather with wrinkles on seating surfaces and console WHAT’S YOUR CAR WORTH? FIND OUT AT modern performance and safety mods (gauges, fuel cell, etc). Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,800. Ready for local car show or race-tech inspection. Difficult to place market value on a ride like this, but it recently no-saled at Russo’s April Newport Beach auction at $34k, which we called “the low end of correct” (SCM# 225731). This sale confirms that the seller should have taken the previous offer. Well bought. #S661-1965 BIZZARRINI MONO- POSTO prototype racer. S/N 07774001. Red/black vinyl. Painstaking restoration completed just prior to auction. The exhaust manifolds were hand-fabricated and are pure eye candy. Beautiful and recently restored F1 prototype racer with a 420-hp beast of a smallblock Chevy breathing through four twin-barrel Webers. Fit and finish of the fiberglass, inside and out, is of better quality than many race cars, likely indicative of its lack of race side panels. More scuffs on the door panels. Light on headliner missing lens. Radio speaker box missed the invitation to the restoration paint booth. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $368,500. This 330 America seemed to dive into a bee’s nest of hungry bidders. Unless there was a baggie of uncut diamonds in the fuel tank, this price seems quite generous. The Ferrari market sooner or later always seems to make any V12 a good investment. #S662-1966 BIZZARRINI P538 Le Mans Anniversario roadster. S/N P538002LMA. Eng. # 511022050121HF. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 8 miles. Continuation car built post-2005. Concours-quality restoration showing no track wear. Well-known car, as beautiful underneath the skin as it appears from the outside. An absolute visual and audi- NOW FREE! The world’s largest collector car price guide based on over 500,000 sold transactions from tory delight. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $522,500. The final car actually built by Bizzarrini himself. Although this continuation car is more pure than other P538s sporting many latter-day modifications and non-original parts, its lack of race provenance kept purists away. The right bidder wasn’t here. . Updated weekly. collectorcarpricetracker.com 156 history. Attractive wooden steering wheel. Engine, suspension all done to high level. Belly pans smooth and without fault. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $154,000. Almost forever lost to history; the seller, who would later become a personal friend of Giotto Bizzarrini, found this overlooked treasure hiding on eBay a number of years ago. Considering lack of #F428-1967 FIAT DINO Spider. S/N 135AS0000689. Red/tan canvas/beige leather. Odo: 84,098 miles. Fiat’s Pininfarina-penned version of the Ferrari Dino. Nice exterior, with good paint, gaps and brightwork. Interior leather showing mild wear, especially in the seating surfaces. Black vinyl around console, shifter and door rests needing restoration. Wood Nardi steering wheel and dash appliqué Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA in good condition. Sill plates with a few dents. Engine bay and undercarriage in need of better detailing. Owner has provided a thorough accounting of service and restoration records. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,250. Arguably the sexiest Fiat ever made, but still big money for a high-mileage car. Apparently the rising tide of Ferrari 246 Dino values has lifted the value of the Fiat stepbrother. Driver-quality. Seller should be extremely happy. #S660-1971 BIZZARRINI P128 Targa Florio prototype roadster. S/N 128P01. Red/black vinyl. Found discarded in the weeds outside the old Bizzarrini factory, this was the prototype and show car for the successful 128P Targa Floria racer. Depending on your perspective, either snazzy or quirky Italian styling. Powered by a 1,300-cc Fiat motor. Exterior bodywork is sharp. However, interior in need of fiberglass finishing, better vinyl attachment and attention to paint scuffs. Engine compartment, suspension and frame need detailing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,000. The 128P with its Fiat 4-banger seems out of place coming from a company known for implanting thumping 8-cylinder American iron into its cars. Previously seen here at Russo’s 2008 Monterey sale, where it failed to sell at $62k (SCM# 117473). One of three very unusual Bizzarrinis brought to the sale by a private collector hoping to score a hat-trick. This itsy bitsy Bizzi was not up to the same high caliber as its brethren, but it was the only one to sell. Both buyer and seller should be happy. #S612-1971 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 110F2949465. Red/red & white stripe surrey/ natural wicker. Said to be a later European- delivery example. Refurbished in Italy. Shiny paint, new chrome and brightwork. New wiring, instruments, upholstery (er, wicker) and tires. Surrey fringed top new. Described as “mechanically solid.” Cannot find much fault in this Barbie-mobile. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,000. This car is equally at home shuffling Royalty to the beaches of the French Riviera as clowns to the Ringling Bros. big-top. Either way, they always deliver smiles. While these can go well over $50k in unusual circumstances (e.g. $148,500 the next night at Gooding), this price is more typical. #S648-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 04870. Red/black targa/black leather. Odo: 22,000 miles. Looks fabulous in the California sun. Closer inspection shows a few unfortunate chips and scratches in the red body and black targa top. Entire interior (especially the steering wheel) suffering from wear and ultraviolet damage. Engine compartment is well detailed. Undercarriage in fair condition. Exhaust not authentic. The car needs an afternoon at the spa. While other owners are 158 Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Glovebox Notes 2013 Acura TSX Tech wagon A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. primping and preening, this car sits wanting some attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $247,500. Over the past five years, 246 Dino Ferraris have been one of a handful of cars posting meteoric appreciation. Paying a quarter-mill for a driver-quality Dino seems excessive, but it’s pretty much the market. AMERICAN #S633-1932 CADILLAC 370 B Touring Price as tested: $36,405 Equipment: 2.4-liter 201-hp DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder, 5-speed auto with Sequential Sportshift, Tech Package EPA Mileage: 22/30 Likes: I found the size just right for a sporty little wagon to get around town. Good looks, both inside and out. Maneuvering was easy, with no worries of bumping into anything on narrow streets, and also no worries pulling into one of the ever-narrowing modern parking lot spaces. The Tech option includes the 10-speaker ELS surround sound system, which provided excellent audio entertainment. Dislikes: The only issue I experienced is with the electric steering, which was a bit sensitive for my liking at moderate-to-freeway speeds. Fun to drive: HHH ½ Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHH ½ Verdict: A comfortable sport wagon with just the right amount of extras for the money. Exterior styling is appealing enough that I’d be happy with this parked in my driveway. Decent gas mileage, and enough rear cargo storage for my weekend honey-do lists. — Jeff Stites Sedan. S/N 1300909. Cream & black/beige wool. Good entry-level legitimate Classic ready for touring, due to reported recent extensive mechanical reconditioning. Refrigerator White does not seem like a proper Caddy color. Paint has too many chips and stains to count. Floorboards are rotted rubber over rust. Interior a combination of original wool with ’60s replacement panels and shag carpeting. Moths are no strangers to this car. Wood has 1974. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $850,000. When it comes to race cars, impeccable history always trumps condition issues. Documented by letter from Carroll himself, this Cobra was the second ever produced and the first sold to the public. Although it had an early engine swap (260 replaced with Hi-Po 289), the fact it was performed by Shelby American a mere two months after leaving the factory minimizes any value penalty. With only four owners since new, buyer should be pleased, whether the car is intended for investment or battle. #F460-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N633581. Blue/navy blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 43,059 miles. 302ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Difficult car to decipher. Description suggests this to be in original condition, yet exterior blue with white stripes, blue vinyl top, upholstery and headliner ap- evidence of water damage and needs refinishing quickly. Rubber seals are shot. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $31,900. Even with reportedly strong mechanicals, when all you can see needs work, it is difficult to assume that what you can’t see is in better condition. The car is in need of a complete frame-off restoration. With the shifting trends in car collecting, motorcars like these are at risk, so it’s good this car seems to have found an appreciative buyer. Seller should be happy. #S656-1962 SHELBY COBRA Independent Competition roadster. S/N CSX2012. Red/black vinyl. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. Very attractive Cobra well known to the vintage-racing community. Although not intended for concours competition, has obviously been well maintained. Minor imperfections on the finish, some staining in the engine compartment and aging of the leather detract little from the overall presentation. The car has been extensively campaigned in vintage races, including the inaugural Monterey Historics in pear freshly redone, while door rests are worn out. Engine bay quite tidy. Documented with Protect-O-Plate and build sheet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,250. The high-winding Z/28 always attracts vigorous bidding. However on this one, lack of information would make some nervous. Sale price did not reflect any hesitation, however. Seller got strong money. © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN 160 ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 Keith Martin’s

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MidAmerica Pebble Beach, CA Motorcycle Marketplace and Online Auction Judging by interest on the concours field and prices on the auction block, collectors’ interest in motorcycles remains strong Company MidAmerica Auctions Date August 16–18, 2013 Location Pebble Beach, CA Auctioneer Ron Christenson Motorcycle lots sold/offered 28/84 Sales rate 33% Sales total $752,400 High sale 1954 Vincent Black Shadow 1,000 cc, sold at $159,500 Buyer’s premium 7%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Somer Hooker Market opinions in italics T 162 his was the fifth year for a judged class of motorcycles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, CA, and just uphill was MidAmerica’s display of antique bikes. It’s not an auction, but rather a “marketplace” where units are offered for “Immediate Purchase,” similar to eBay’s copyrighted “Buy It Now.” Shoppers can also bid on the website. By the end of the week, MidAmerica had $752k in sales, with a sales rate of 33%. The top seller was a pristine 1954 Vincent Black Shadow that went down for $160k. Next was a 1924 Harley-Davidson 8-valve racer at $72k, followed by another Vincent — a 1951 Rapide — at $66k. Triumphs always make good auction filler, and sev- eral nice ones changed hands. A 1973 Triumph X-75 “Hurricane” sold for $33k, and two Triumph Bonnevilles sold at the same $18k. French motorcycles were featured at the Pebble Beach Concours, and one vendor brought several to offer, but none sold. MidAmerica’s $752k overall total represents a healthy increase from last year’s $538k. Judging by interest on the concours field and prices on the auction block, collectors’ interest in motorcycles remains strong. ♦ $1m $80k $60k $40k $20k 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sales Totals system has some oil dripping around it and rust on muffler. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,500. Nice piece from the dawn of 4-cylinder motorcycles. Maybe one of the first? I remember when this same unit was sold by Bonhams in U.K. in 2006 for around $30k. After seven years, not a bad return. ENGLISH #37-1929 NORTON MODEL 20 motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 42954. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 168 miles. Period-correct Lucas headlight. Split exhaust (or “twin-port exhaust,” as some call them). Tank appears to have the proper striping for period. Name is painted on; should have been a “transfer” or decal. Correct period knee pads. Proper early Smiths speedometer. Tank shift. Paint on cycle parts is good but not great BEST BUY Pebble Beach Antique MidAmerica — BELGIAN #58-1913 FN FOUR motorcycle. S/N 50754. Eng. # 547. Green/brown. Older restoration that still presents well. Carbide lights still hooked up with red rubber hose. Nickel plating still good. Paint execution very good. Even has the correct FN carburetor. Exhaust (and probably approximates original). Rims and spokes both enameled, which is era-correct. Brooklands-style mufflers. Proper-style leather tool pouches and rack on rear. Latestyle petcock on tank. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,400. Nothing screams “British motorcycle” like a big single. This may have been one of the buys of the auction. You rarely saw these twin-pipers in U.S. The only other one I ever saw was in the Chandler Museum. Very correctly done but not overdone. If not for the essential ethanol-tolerant petcock upgrade, this would have been a perfect Hollywood prop bike. Well bought. #50-1950 VINCENT RAPIDE motorcycle. S/N RC4921. Eng. # F10AB13021. Sports Car Market

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MidAmerica Pebble Beach, CA Black/black. Odo: 1,822 Overall a very correct example. The carburetors have been updated; a sensible move. Missing tool tray, brake levers are chromed. Front brake plates updated with Black Lightning units. Later engine Wheels have proper “carriage” paint on top of chrome. Proper Amal 1 1/8-inch remote-float carburetors. All switches and levers correct. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $159,500. I recall this unit selling about four years ago in Las Vegas for around $85k. It has changed hands once since then. Nicer than what the factory ever did, but still not way overdone. This was well sold. #17-1969 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE breather cap fitted. Engine and frame number match. With documentation of previous specialists who have worked on it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Known, prestigious name in the collector world. According to my records, this was a record for a public sale of a Vincent Rapide. Any Vincent offered this weekend was sold. This was a nicely fettled example. Well sold. #49-1953 NORTON DOMINATOR 88 motorcycle. S/N 12250258. Eng. # 50258122. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 27 miles. Color is too light. Cycle parts all-correct. Nice chrome on the tank. Proper-style bench seat with correct trim. Proper exhaust system. All-correct Lucas components for the era. Ammeter pointing to discharge. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $13,200. This “windtone” horns. Nice bike. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,150. Hard to fault this one cosmetically. Consigned by a regular vendor. I’m always nervous when they have such low miles on the odometer, though. Market-correct price. #47-1970 TRIUMPH TR6R motorcycle. S/N BD40016TR6R. Eng. # BD40016TR6R. Green/black. Odo: 27 miles. All cycle components are correct. Engine has proper cases with Triumph background on VIN. The green paint frame was what Norton’s real fame was built on. Superb handling for the era. Rare to see an intact and correct matching-numbers bike. Most got “cafe-ed” or turned into specials. This was a tough shade of paint to match, and the restorer missed the mark. But a beautiful restoration. Well bought if you can live with the paint. #44-1954 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW motorcycle. S/N RC12447B. Eng. # F10AB1B10547. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 17 miles. Nice, correct machine. Appeared to have correct Birmabright fenders. Bold five-inch speedometer, as fitted to Shadows. Proper striping and decals. Seat nicely upholstered. tank and proper matching sidecovers. “Pea shooter” mufflers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,900. Although titled as a ’75, this was a ’74 in design. Commandos are very rider-friendly classics, but this was well sold with some of the deficiencies noted and the age-old question of any estate bike: “Does it run?” #64-1989 NORTON ROTARY F-1 prototype motorcycle. S/N 004. Eng. # 002. Black. Odo: 27,002 miles. Nicely worn example. One of the original prototypes. Paint has minor blems. Norton decals still brilliant. Original “Norton” embossed wheels. Exhaust is stain- motorcycle. S/N EC20146T120R. Eng. # EC20146T120R. Silver & red. Odo: 22 miles. Fresh restoration. Paint scheme was nailed perfectly. Crisp-appearing proper Lucas switches and Smiths instruments. Has the rare miles. Pretty crisp example of this limitedproduction bike. Original Smiths speedometer present. Correct and unusual head. Paint is good. Proper Triumph reflective decals in place. Triple trees updated. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,000. All case-cover bolts were upgraded to socket heads—smart, but not going to get you concours points. Originally these were going to be BSAs, but BSA went under, so they put Triumph logos on them. This was a nice bike, about market-correct. #54-1975 NORTON COMMANDO Interstate motorcycle. S/N 316244. Eng. # 316244. Black/black. Odo: 24,386 miles. Front fender has been bobbed. Aftermarket Japanese turn signals added, anodized fittings and updated breather. Has larger Interstate has a little too much metallic in it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,100. The most reliable Triumphs made were the single-carb bikes. Unappealing color, but price was about right. #34-1973 TRIUMPH X-75 Hurricane motorcycle. S/N TRX75PH00732. Eng. # TRX75PH00732. Orange/black. Odo: 4,847 less steel with typical discoloration from heat. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,500. This is one of those things you can enjoy if you have access to dealer tags. It was being sold on a bill of sale, and I doubt you could ever get a title for it legally in the U.S. Still a very interesting piece of history that was under John Surtees’ wing one time. (“JS” initials on the side). Probably about market offer for something like this. FRENCH #41-1938 PEUGEOT P135 motorcycle. S/N 2020134. Eng. # 2020134. Green & cream/black. Unrestored original. Advanced deterioration of the seat. Rust coming through paint in spots. Twin-port exhaust is completely 164 Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #130978186313-1971 Datsun 1200 2-dr sedan. S/N LB110256926. 70,603 miles. “Redone about seven years ago. Engine fully rebuilt. Runs great, uses no oil. All electrical good. Paint is good, minor rust issues around rocker panels. 4-speed.” Condition: 3. SOLD AT $3,400. With mature collectors snatching up every unmolested 510, attention will drift to these second-tier Datsun two-doors. This looked like an exceptionally well-cared-for example. Well bought and sold. eBay Motors. #221274957088-1970 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. S/N FJ4088643. 33,157 miles. “Bonestock except new shocks and fluids. Not a single leak. All electrical items function correctly. Rust in rear quarter-panel. Paint job is not the best. Inner fenders have been rubberized to reduce the horribly loud sound of stones hitting them while driving.” Condition: 3. Twenty years ago it would have been repainted, but now it’s a preservation candidate. This had a stiff immediate-purchase price, so I’m not surprised it did not sell. My records show a similar 1929 Magnat-Debon sold in January for $8,500 on the hammer, so the high bid here was on the money. JAPANESE #76-1970 YAMAHA XS-1 motorcycle. S/N S650002627. Eng. # S650002627. Green & white/black. Odo: 3 miles. All cycle parts are NOS. Doesn’t get better than that. SOLD AT $13,750. When the buyer’s premium was MidAmerica Pebble Beach, CA intact. Proper lighting. Original wiring. Later mirror. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. French bikes were being featured at Pebble). It’s actually Swiss. Bike presented well until you saw it was deteriorating around the edges. I’ve got a feeling this is an extremely thin market item. High bid was probably on the money, given a few other nice oddball V-twins I’ve seen sell recently. AMERICAN #60-1941 HARLEY-DAVIDSON EL motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 41E3146. Black/black. Odo: 30,842 miles. Has been on display in a HD dealership for years and needs recommissioning. Good 10-footer. Typical reproduction parts here. Tool box, taillight. Excessive chrome. Fringe on seat and red rubber on floor boards. Numbers on crankcase are correct. The last of the “short-rib” cases—very SOLD AT $8,001. Gleaming restored FJs are routinely breaking $20k. If this was as original as claimed, there’s likely room to improve it and make a profit. eBay Motors. #231043326294-1979 Subaru Brat. S/N A69l035374. 62,000 miles. “No rust ever. Running fantastic. Original California blue plates front and rear. Original paint and graphics, jump seats, Subaru mud flaps. Ripped original seats have covers over them. Dash is nice. Sale also includes a 1979 Subaru DL fastback with clean title and no rust. Engine parts are exchangeable.” Condition: 3+. added on, the price exceeded the $13k high estimate. According to my records, this is a new record for a Yamaha 650, but this was the right bike to do it. Well sold. SWISS #31-1929 MOTOSACOCHE IOE GRAN TOURISME 750 motorcycle. S/N 14408. Eng. # 2C14CE399346. Green & red/black. Odo: 33,034 km. Nice paint and brightwork. Rear cylinder stamped with same number as engine, but front cylinder is different. Maybe it was changed out? Air pump is from a ’60s BMW motorcycle. Some deterioration of paint prone to cracking. Close inspection reveals that these, too, have been repaired. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. ’41–’42 EL Harleys are considered the best. There were two 61-inchers here. The cheaper, more incorrect one sold right away. This one was somewhat lacking. Usually, crankcases are replaced when they blow. These had been repaired, which of course prompts the question, “Was it a good repair?” Probably about fair value at high bid. #13-1951 INDIAN BRAVE motorcycle. S/N HW765. Eng. # 248M786. Burgundy/ black. Odo: 1,278 miles. Fork lowers are chromed (probably originally enameled). Ditto on the exhaust system. Speedometer is the original chronometric unit. Lots of chips in SOLD AT $3,300. In SCM August, I wrote, “If I were going to mothball a Brat as a collectible, I’d pick a ’70s example with round headlights, factory graphics and jumpseats, and I wouldn’t pay $13k for it.” That comment was prompted by an ’86 Brat that sold for $13k. This was well bought. eBay Motors. ♦ 166 around the edges. Speedometer is hard to read. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Nice bike that most people thought was French (since paint. Hardware-store hardware. Amateur restoration. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $4,000. This was a byproduct of the dying days of Indian. Brockhouse had taken over and started rebadging Royal Enfields as Indians. It didn’t work. $4k should have been all of the money for this bike, plus change. It didn’t work, either. © Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers The red World War I triplane was the famous German “Fokker.” Now, integrated with a motorcycle, it could be a Motofokker. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA current position as the mascot for the Red Barons Motorcycle Club. — Mike Heroy, Angola, IN The Luftwaffe resorted to desperate measures in the final days of the war. — Jim Graham, via email Sure, the winning response is a little crass and a little obvious, but it’s also funny. No one cooked up a better quip, so Mystery Photo regular Mr. Vogel wins another hat. © RUNNER-UP: Ducati’s new German owners are applying their aero package to the troublesome Moto GP bike. — Sam Masyr, Brooklyn, NY Snoopy’s nemesis on a budget. — Mike McCoy, Knoxville, TN Are you sure this is the right look for a Triumph? — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL Mr. Stiller, the Focker-themed promotional bike the studio’s marketing department ordered from BMW has arrived. — Rich Straussman, Short Hills, NJ I think that is Fred Behren’s tri-cycle. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA That Fokker is flying really really low! — Billy Hufnagel, Placentia, CA Meet the Fokker. — Tom Jensen, via email, and Mike Sizemore, via email Until that dark and stormy night, the Fokker Triplane Motorrad was undefeated in 80 races — until it was shot down by a Sopwith Camel 650 at Silverstone, relegating it to its Comments With Your Renewals You don’t pay enough attention to the Viper! — Manuela Oleson, Gig Harbor, WA I agree. The ACC gang was recently discussing whether we should look at a Tupperware Cobra as a cheap and cheerful horsepower monster, and they came to the conclusion that bang-for-buck, there was no beating a first-generation Viper. And you never have to suffer the anxiety of the “Is it real?” question at stoplights. — KM In your price guide you list a 2000 Mustang Cobra R at $9,500–$17,500 (C but 3 stars?). I have one for sale and the prices have dropped on them, but a good 168 This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: October 25, 2013 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@sports- carmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you’ll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. one is selling for around $30,000 to $35,000. All the time you are too LOW! — Larry Ballard, Lisle, IL Larry, “all the time” is a pretty strong statement. Let’s just say the market is moving with velocity, and we are doing the best we can to catch up. Want to find some really low values? Just check the NADA guide. — KM More ’69 Porsche Targa com- mentary. — Daniel Jedlicka, Oak Park, IL Publish “Car Profiles” as mini- collections: GM Cars ’50s; American convertibles 1946–86; woodie station wagons; etc. — Richard Munoz, Philadelphia, PA That’s a great idea for a digital product. Thanks. — KM Cover — emphasize AMERICAN cars more. — Mark Thomas, Birmingham, MI Mark, that’s why we created American Car Collector — to be able to give the home-growns the affection they deserve. — KM Keep up the good work! — Fred Cornwall, Dallas, TX Great Job! Lots of fun in every issue! Business is great at Horsepower Farm. Thanks again! — Richard Porter, Jericho, VT The one magazine I read cover to cover the week it arrives. Be kind to the NSX! — Gary Brown, Williamsburg, VA Our own Murray Smith has recently become an NSX owner, and as you might imagine, he is nearly insufferable with his praise about it. — KM Not the cheapest magazine I buy by far, but the best magazine I buy by far. You get what you pay for, and SCM is worth every penny and more. — Guy Slohosset, Madison, WI And thank you all for your continued renewals. We’re 25 years old and going strong, looking forward to 26 with your support. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Dave Halsey

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1937 MG VA convertible 1954 Jaguar XK 120 coupe tops, owned 25 years, original factory Ford 260 V8, rare Hurst shift linkage. $37,500 OBO. Contact Neal, Email: nmeyer29@comcast.net (OR) German 1960 Porsche 356B roadster history/miles including original bill of sale. Heavily optioned Carrera. Dealer-installed 3.2-L engine with fewer than 30k original miles, 10k miles since rebuild. Sympathetically restored to period-correct. View website for tons of additional details. $59,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714-335-4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel.com (CA) Italian 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pininfarina convertible Red/tan. 59,920 miles. Leather interior, tan canvas soft top with matching canvas tonneau boot and oatmeal square-weave carpets, chrome wheels, chrome headlamp stone guards, an ultra-desirable roadster in a great color scheme. $129,500. 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics.com Web: www. heritageclassics.com (CA) 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible Burgundy/burgundy. I4, 4-spd manual. Meticulous restoration to a high standard with correct detailing. Full weather equipment. Recent service. Great fun for weekend jaunts. $69,500. Fantasy Junction, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1949 MG TC roadster British Racing Green/saddle. This great car has been in a private collection and fanatically maintained for decades. Fully sorted and absolutely turn-key. Superb body with zero damage or corrosion. BRG with saddle leather. It has a proper 3.4-litre XK 120 engine (non-original engine). Contact Matthew, deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 coupe Excellent car for restoration. Completely rust-free. Matching-number engine. Complete. Original interior. Sure to be welcomed at all major events. Contact Daniel, 203.778.2601, Email: danielrapley@gmail.com (CT) 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS coupe Finished in very rare factory colors of Gray-Beige over Turquoise complete with known ownership history from new, all manuals, import docs and twotops. Presentable driver with some rust on the floors. Please visit our website for detailed photos. $28,000 OBO. Contact Adolfo, Luxury Brokers International, 610.716.2331, Email: Sales@lbilimited.com Web: www.lbilimited.com (PA) 1970 Porsche 911 T coupe S/N TC6943. I4, 4-spd manual. Restored – rebuilt, refinished or replaced with NOS parts. Engine rebuilt with 1,000 break-in miles. New radiator, fuel pump, distributor. Remanufactured starter & generator. All instruments rebuilt. 573 miles (on rebuilt speedomter/odometer). British Racing Green paint w/ dark red wheels; new tan Biscuit leather seats, matching interior panels & tan carpet; new tan canvas top, tonneau, side curtains and wind wings. New tubes & tires. Signal lights, rear nerf bars. Have service manuals and original owner’s manual. Runs and rides great. Never driven in the rain. Stored in a heated garage. Additional photos per request. Will help coordinate shipping from Chicago. $41,900 OBO. Contact Burt, Email: burt@burtrichmond. com (IL) S/N 889942. BRG/black. 23,000 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Unrestored, original solid floors, late XKE 3.8. All books, tools and records. Magnificent car in need of nothing. Fully sorted with tasteful modifications. $100,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1A convertible Black/tan. 4-spd manual. 900 CSS. Touring coupe. Excellent car for restoration. Originally Black with Tan interior. Matching-number engine. Rust-free condition (almost). Spare wheel well has some rust in the very bottom. Missing a few pieces. Seats and steering wheel. Contact Daniel, 203.778.2601, Email: danielrapley@gmail.com (CT) 1957 Abarth 750GT Corsa S/N 9110120700. Albert Blue/Tan with Houndstooth. 65,000 miles. 5-spd manual. Very original, low mileage example with one owner for over 30 years. Very rare European delivery vehicle that is a true survivor. Recent complete vehicle inspection to verify condition and miles. Car is in Southern California. $79,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel.com (CA) 1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupe White/gray. V8, 4-spd manual. STOA-certified, both Silver/red leather. I6, 4-spd manual. Approx. 300-hp Alpina spec engine, Alpina wheels and suspension. Sunroof. No rust. Superb body, interior and mechanical. $35,000. $35,000. Contact Philip, 406.721.6346, Email: paropermd@msn.com (MT) 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe S/N 341309. Red/gray. I4, 4-spd manual. Ultra-rare, Holy Grail of Double Bubbles: ‘57 Corsa with rebuilt original engine, near-finished restoration of California car. One of a handful, MM eligible. Contact Jerry, 330.759.5224, Email: jbenzr@aol.com 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L coupe S/N 9115400211. Grand Prix White/Red Tartan Plaid. 69,000 miles. 5-spd manual. Documented 170 Red/black. V8, 5-spd manual. 7,600 miles from new. Outstanding condition throughout with spotless, unmarked, original interior. Runs and drives as new. Comes with window sticker, Owner card, manual and tools with bag. $98,500. Fantasy Junction, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery SCM Showcase Gallery 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB coupe Japanese 1973 Datsun 240Z fastback S/N 2367. Rosso Rubino/black. 46,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. One-owner survivor car, original paint, interior, full books, tools, even the smog equipment is in place and functioning. Full major service early 2013. Remarkable car to drive, super fast, supple interior. Preservation-cup-winning car. $46,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS QV S/N HLS30-149055. Red (Persimmon)/black. 96,160 miles. I6, manual. Original owner, purchased new and always garaged. Used only in summer for past 37 years. Runs great “like a Z,” professionally maintained. Interior is great. Spectacular, original dash, free of any blemishes. All original equipment (radio replaced w/4-spkr Pioneer). $13,500. Contact Ken, 509.251.2295, Email: knplass@q.com (WA) American 1946 Ford woodie wagon S/N ZFFMA13AXDOO45325. Blue Sera Metallic/blue. 17,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Fantastic condition on this low-mileage 308 GTS QV. All books and tools, perfect tires, recent service, outstanding car in need of nothing. $50,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) S/N 1GA307111. Cloud Mist Gray & solid Birdseye Maple/20 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Beautiful freshly restored with rare birdseye solid maple wood by Pebble Beach Concours winner Messano Woodworks. Well over $125,000 invested. Buyer gets choice of color interior. Modern a/c. Amazing build quality. Potential show winner. $79,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714-335-4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel. com (CA) © 172 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dan Kruse Classics is a familyAuctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) tic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Mecum Auction Company. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) FOLLOW SCM Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Russo and Steele Collector AutoLucky Collector Car Auctions. 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majes- 174 mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) Alfa Romeo Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, 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. Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) largest European classic car dealerships in the nation with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top of the line models to projects cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 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. covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Kastner & Partners Garage. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We November 2013 From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. 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) service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information, contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www.chubbcollectorcar.com. English Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 176 Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origi- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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nation or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Museums selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) German Cosdel International Transportation. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Alan Taylor Company Inc. LeMay Family Collection FoundaHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) California Car Cover Company. Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest FOLLOW SCM Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 178 More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668-8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) Griot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • ww.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Fantasy Junction. 510.653-7555. For 30 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email sales@fantasyjunction.com, www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site 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 and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and performance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.steelwings.com (NJ) High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © November 2013 179

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Scary Sign and One Special Tonka Truck We can’t all inherit a pile of gold coins, but imagine finding a minty Tonka truck in the attic Thought Carl’s A recluse in Nevada died last summer, and a fortune in gold coins was found packed away in ammunition boxes in his garage. The last of the coins were sold recently for $3.1 million, which, combined with the gold bullion that sold last February, almost $7 million dollars — less taxes and fees — will go to a distant cousin in California. The guy had $1,200 in the bank when he passed away, and he lived in a 1,200-square-foot house while sitting on a fortune in gold. Time to check the family tree to see if there just might be an easier way to make a buck than wasting time trawling for stuff on the Internet. nor flaking of the red paint. This is a very desirable badge, and at the price paid, well bought. EBAY# 261267657646— 1952 TRICO TOYS/ ROSBORO ORANGE HALLOWEEN WITCH ON WHITE MOTORCYCLE. Number of Bids: 21 SOLD AT: $2,082.87 Date: 8/25/2013. This little 6¾-inch plastic toy was in exceptional condition. The white body and orange wheels were molded, and the orange witch was painted. This version was stated to be extremely rare, and the same seller sold a black version a few months back for $663 after 29 bids. In the toy world, when condition meets rarity the result is some silly coin, and this does certainly prove the point! EBAY# 121138102587— LALIQUE PETITE “LIBELLULE” SMALL DRAGONFLY GLASS MASCOT. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $11,300. This mascot was first introduced in April 1928 as catalog number 1144. It was in excellent condition and the base was etched “R Lalique France.” To put the price paid in perspective, Bonhams, at their August 16, 2013, Quail Lodge sale, sold an example for $11,250, which included 25% buyer’s premium. So, the price paid here was within reason. and Borden’s dairy products. At one time they were the largest U.S. producer of dairy products, but they were bought out in 1995 and the operation was shuttered six years later. This license plate topper, which had only minor wear, was cute as can be and takes you back to that era. Expensive, but what the heck. 28 PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 65. SOLD AT: $5,100.99. Date: 8/18/2013. This 1930s sign warned motorists that “The area ahead has the worst weather in America. Many have died there from exposure even in the summer.” This sign attracted a lot of interest, despite the lessthan-desirable condition. Hard to imagine the U.S. Forest Service using language that strong in a sign today, and I’m not sure the New Hampshire Tourist Board loved the publicity. That’s probably why it attracted so much attention — and the outrageous final bid. EBAY# 261227244811— EBAY# 300913865500— HISPANO-SUIZA RADIATOR BADGE. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $280. Date: 6/10/2013. Hispano-Suiza was founded in Spain in 1902 and reorganized in 1904. It remained in Barcelona until 1946, although most of their luxury cars were built in France. This badge was very presentable, with some mi- EBAY#161061227615— BORDENS MILK AND ICE CREAM LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 29. SOLD AT: $434.90. Date: 7/11/2013. Anyone of a certain age remembers Elsie the Cow EBAY# 3806942881— WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST HWY SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 180 1959 TONKA NO. 41 BOAT TRANSPORT TRUCK AND TRAILER IN ORIGINAL BOX. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $2,026. Date: 6/16/2013. This was an amazing pressed-steel toy in that it was complete and in exceptional unmolested condition. The paint was vibrant and all the decals were clean and intact. The four boats were made of plastic and were complete with seats and all motors. However, one blade was broken off of one motor. A very cool example of a popular 1950s toy. EBAY# 300943127874— 1960 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX MONZA POSTER. Number of Bids: 36. SOLD AT: $565.55. Date: 8/8/2013. This poster was significant, as the controversial F1 race was won by Phil Hill driving a Ferrari Dino 246. It was the first time an American had won a Grand Prix event since 1921 and the last time a front-engine car would win in F1. As such, price paid seemed most reasonable. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market