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RM Sotheby's, Monterey, CA 08/19/2016

Bonhams, Carmel, CA 08/19/2016

Mecum, Monterey, CA 08/18/2016

Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA 08/18/2016

Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 08/20/2016

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends May 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 5 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 62 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti $35,930,639 / Artcurial A rare chance to own a piece of history ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 64 by Steve Ahlgrim 60 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 208 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 80 92 104 116 1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Coupe $61,944 / RM Sotheby’s A bargain price for the supercar of 1955 GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 66 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato $82,787 / Artcurial A rarely auctioned car at a correct price AMERICAN by Jay Harden 68 136 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder $1,595,000 / RM Sotheby’s So far, depreciation is not an issue RACE by Thor Thorson 70 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible $42,000 / Leake The car that woke up Detroit — and buyers NEXT GEN by Joseph T. Seminetta 72 148 126 ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA: 137 of 172 cars bring $62.4m at Rétromobile’s official auction — Pierre Hedary BONHAMS Hendon, U.K.: 78% of cars sell for $5.2m when Bonhams returns to the RAF Museum — Paul Hardiman RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA: 48 of 61 cars change hands in the City of Light, and sales total $21m — Joseph T. Seminetta LEAKE AUCTION CO. Oklahoma City, OK: 452 out of 552 cars change hands, and sales hit a new record total of $12.5m — B. Mitchell Carlson BONHAMS Paris, FRA: A no-reserve 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB brings $2.3m, 78 out of 130 cars sell, and total sales surpass $14m — Paul Hardiman McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA: Keith McCormick’s 60th auction sells 337 cars out of 538 for a combined $6.8m total — Carl Bomstead ROUNDUP Highlights from H&H in Donington Park, U.K., and Silverstone in Birmingham, U.K. — Paul Hardiman acebook and look for updates and offers! 1975 Fiat-Abarth 124 Sport Rally Group 4 $175,262 / Bonhams Fire-breathing original brings all the money 12 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo $1,355,532 / Artcurial A famous one-off sells for big bucks Cover photo: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo; Christian Martin, courtesy of Artcurial Sports Car Market

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52 Alfa Romeos at the Cavallino Classic COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears Surprisingly, less is often more when it comes to horsepower and cars Keith Martin 44 Affordable Classic Paying $93,500 for a 2004 Maybach 57 is a long way from paying $390,000 Pierre Hedary 46 Legal Files Restoration shops don’t like to give estimates, so get on the same page before the first bolt is loosened — and keep talking all the way until the end John Draneas 48 Unconventional Wisdom The true value of a car has little to do with the price and a lot to do with the heart Donald Osborne 74 The Cumberford Perspective Gianni Agnelli’s one-off 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Valeo suffers from some design flaws, but it’s still special Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch A Ty Cobb card windfall worth millions Carl Bomstead FEATURES 52 2016 Cavallino Classic: A silver anniversary with plenty of red Ferraris — Bill Rothermel 54 2015 Edison Concours: A new concours in New Jersey — Bill Rothermel 14 56 2015 Radnor Hunt: The show field expands for the 19th annual gathering — Bill Rothermel DEPARTMENTS 22 Auction Calendar 22 Crossing the Block 28 Concours and Events: Greystone Mansion Concours, New England 1000, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 30 Contributors: Get to know our writers 32 You Write, We Read: The $100k Collection, DB5 ranking, and not one word on Jerry Seinfeld’s Speedster 34 Display Advertisers Index 38 Time Pieces: M.I. Tobias Captain’s Watch 38 Neat Stuff: An oil-can candle and a very rugged suitcase 40 In Miniature: 1955 LaSalle II Roadster 40 Speaking Volumes: Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered (A Novel) 86 On the Radar: 25-year-old cars that are now legal to import into the U.S. 102 Fresh Meat: 2015 McLaren 650S Spider, 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan, 2015 Ferrari F12 coupe 120 Rising Sun: 1977 Toyota Celica GT, 1981 Honda Accord LX hatchback, 1990 Toyota Sera 132 Glovebox Notes: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club convertible 146 The Portland Hipster: There’s a future for crappy old cars 156 Mystery Photo: “Looks like the Flux Capacitor really fluxed the car up” 156 Comments with Your Renewals: “Every issue takes so much time to enjoy, I rarely get to read my other auto magazines” 158 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 162 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin How Fast Is Too Fast? The SCM garage houses cars with engines that range from a 600-cc air-cooled opposed twin to a thundering 8,000-cc V10 However, I find that it simply has more power than I can use on the street without feeling like I am driving in a dangerous and stupid manner. According to, I can be at 80 mph at 6,000 rpm in second gear — which makes me illegal anywhere in Oregon, and there are four gears left to go. The Viper gets to triple-digit speeds with no discernible effort. I contrast this with my 1965 Alfa Giulia Spider Veloce. Last year on an Alfa tour, on a very long, straight stretch (probably going slightly downhill), I saw my speedometer needle touch 100 mph, with the tachometer indicating an engine speed of 5,500 rpm. As this was a vintage Alfa, my actual road speed was probably somewhere between 85 and 110 mph. Nonetheless, it was clear that the car was straining. I wouldn’t have Fast times in Death Valley, 2004 I t was October of 2004. I was watching the speedometer hold steady at 140 mph as I rocketed down Highway 395 in Nevada headed toward the Furnace Creek Inn in Death Valley. I was reviewing the new Ford GT for The New York Times, and I was the first journalist turned loose with the car without a horde of Ford handlers observing every move. Accompanying me was SCM “Legal Files” columnist John Draneas. In the review, I wrote, “My co-pilot was a lawyer who specializes in auto-related issues; if I was stopped for speeding, he was prepared to tell the officer that I was legally blind and incapable of reading the speedometer.” The GT was rock-steady at triple-digit speeds. I spent more time fussing with the finicky climate controls than I did worrying about the handling. Today, I’m not sure I’d repeat this high-speed drive. Big and small together During my decades with new and old cars, I’ve had a chance to drive everything from 1-cylinder Isettas to modern 12-cylinder Ferraris. I’ve held a land-speed record (briefly) at Bonneville in a supercharged Alfa Romeo. I’ve put thousands of miles on Vipers when Chrysler was a sponsor of the California Mille. Today, the SCM garage houses cars with engines that range from a 600-cc opposed air-cooled twin to a thundering 8,000-cc V10. In between those extremes are a host of twin-cam 4-cylinder engines ranging in size from 1,400 cc to 2,000 cc, a twin-turbo 3,600-cc flat six and a 2,500-cc 4-cylinder turbo diesel. You might assume there is a direct connection between the horse- power of a car and the “fun factor” it has. There is. Surprisingly, less is more. We automotive enthusiasts live in a rapidly changing world. Soon enough we will have the option of autonomous cars that will relieve us of mind-numbing driving when commuting or covering long distances on the Interstate. Not only do new cars emit far fewer emissions, by any measure they are infinitely safer than our old cars. The steering column on vintage Alfas is a straight piece of steel that goes directly from the front axle centerline to the horn button, and it is aimed directly at your chest. We call this “Safety by Lancelot.” The SCM car I drive the least is our 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR coupe. It has covered just over 10,000 miles and is, for all intents and purposes, a new car. 16 wanted to have to stop quickly or swerve. If a jackrabbit bounded onto the road — or a rock rolled down from the road-side hills — I would have been in trouble. After a minute or so, I backed off down to a comfortable 4,000 rpm, which was probably somewhere under 80. Even with skinny tires and vintage brakes, I felt I had some evasive capabilities available to me at that speed. Contrast this with the Ford GT at 140 mph. We were covering two- thirds of a football field — 240 feet — every second. If we had come around a turn and found a cow standing in the road, we would have been toast. As your speed increases, no matter how competent your vehicle, your stopping and turning options decrease. Make mine tiny As we increasingly use our old cars for recreation rather than for functional daily tasks, I am drawn towards cars with small displacement — where I have to work hard to make them do things like keep up with traffic. Recently, the SCM Méhari has been the smile-maker of choice. A ridiculous vehicle, it was purchased from Seattle-based Cosmopolitan Motors at a Silver Auction in Fountain Hills, AZ, last January. I had driven one in Martinique decades ago, and owning one became an itch I had to scratch. According to Bill Lonseth, a former Citroën parts manager for the Western U.S., our car was one of a batch sold to Budget Rent A Car for use on Maui in 1971. Eight-year-old Bradley calls it our “French Golf Cart,” and it gets a nonstop series of happy waves as we drive (sedately) down the road. While I’d much rather take the 1967 Alfa GTV or the 2001 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo if I had to cover large distances, for mundane running around, the Méhari turns every outing into an urban safari. The essence of motoring I’m finding that as the driving environment changes, and my own feelings about cars evolve, I am drawn to vehicles that require me to master them to get satisfaction. I want my cars to be full of weird, unlabeled switches. I want the gearboxes to reward me when I execute a shift properly — and to punish me with horrible grinding sounds when I don’t get it right. John and I put over 1,000 miles on the Ford GT in a quick three-day run, and every mile was glorious. The voluptuous curves of the GT in its striking red-with-white-stripes livery were gorgeous. And it did everything we asked it to do without muss or fuss. But today if I were going on a 1,000-mile trip through Yosemite National Park and down the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas to Death Valley, the GT wouldn’t be my ride of choice. I’d pick something that would go much slower but would feel much faster. It’s the visceral feel of the journey I’m interested in, not the triple-digit number on the speedometer. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1968 Shelby GT500 at Auctions America’s spring sale in Auburn, IN Shannons — Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction When: May 2 Where: Melbourne, AUS More: Auctions America — Auburn Spring Where: Auburn, IN When: May 5–7 Last year: 199/299 cars sold / $4,962,808 Featured cars: • 1948 Chrysler Town & Country woodie convertible. Finished in green with a green interior and tan canvas top (Auctions America estimate: $100k– $145k) • 1953 Oldsmobile 98 convertible. An award-winning example in white over a green interior with a dark green top. Recent AACA Junior award winner. Frame-off restoration completed using Auction Calendar Email auction info to: APRIL 1–2—VICARI Tampa, FL 1–3—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL 6—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 7—TOM MACK Concord, NC 8–10—BARRETTJACKSON West Palm Beach, FL 8–10—ELECTRIC GARAGE Edmonton, AB, CAN 9—COYS Essen, DEU 9—THE FINEST (online only) 14–16—MECUM Houston, TX 22 15–16—BRANSON Branson, MO 15–17—LEAKE Dallas, TX 16—COYS Ascot, U.K. 16—SILVER Portland, OR 19–20—H&H Duxford, U.K. 23—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Montgomery, TX 24—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 29–MAY 1—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 30—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 30—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Jeffersonville, IN many NOS parts ($70k–$80k) • Star Car: 1968 Shelby GT500. Highquality restoration completed in 2003 ($110k–$125k) More: Silver Auctions — Spokane 2016 Where: Spokane, WA When: May 11 Last year: 26/79 cars sold / $126,347 More: 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. MAY 2—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 5–7—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 7—SILVER Missoula, MT 11—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 11—SILVER Spokane, WA 12–14—VICARI Nocona, TX 13—BONHAMS Monte Carlo, MCO 13—COYS Monte Carlo, MCO 14—RM SOTHEBY’S Monte Carlo, MCO 17–21—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 18—H&H Derby, U.K. 21—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 21—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Midland, TX 21—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 28—VANDERBRINK Hoven, SD 28–29—SILVERSTONE Aarhus, DNK 30—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS JUNE 4—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 4—DRAGONE Westport, CT 4—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Chattanooga, TN Sports Car Market 5—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 10–11—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 10–12—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 10–12—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 11—THE FINEST Hershey, PA 17–18—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 17–18—MECUM Portland, OR 17–19—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 18—CCA Silverstone, U.K. 18—MOTOSTALGIA Indianapolis, IN 18—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 23—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 23–25—BARRETTJACKSON Uncasville, CT 24—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 25—BARONS Stamford, U.K. 25—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—VANDERBRINK Brandon, SD 25–26—AUCTIONS AMERICA Santa Monica, CA

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 1952 Jaguar C-type at Bonhams’ sale in Monte Carlo, Monaco Vicari — Cruisin’ Nocona Where: Nocona, TX When: May 12–14 Last year: 106/216 cars sold / $1,984,784 More: Bonhams — The Monaco Sale Where: Monte Carlo, MCO When: May 16 Featured cars: • 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso ($1.7m–$2.1m) • 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix roadster ($1.1m–$1.6m) • Star Car: 1952 Jaguar C-type ($4.3m–$5.4m) More: Coys — Legend et Passion Where: Monte Carlo, MCO When: May 13 More: RM Sotheby’s — Monaco Where: Monte Carlo, MCO When: May 14 2014 results: 79/85 cars sold / $56,765,461 Featured cars: • 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B rally car. One of the most iconic Star Car: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible at Bonhams’ auction in Newport Pagnell, U.K. and successful Group B rally cars of its era, it won both the 1985 Monte Carlo and Swedish rally. Two previous private owners. Boasts outstanding provenance (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $650k–$870k) • 1997 Porsche GT1 Evolution. Fully restored. Three-time Canadian GT Championship winner and the only roadlegal GT1 race car. Never before offered for public sale. Includes extensive documentation ($2.9m–$3.25m) • Star Car: 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring barchetta. One of eight Touring-bodied 340 Americas. Retains its original engine. Has attended numerous historic race meetings such as the Mille Miglia. Eligible for almost any international event (Estimate available upon request) More: Mecum Auctions — Original Spring Classic Where: Indianapolis, IN When: May 17–21 Last year: 921/1,401 cars sold / $42,585,633 Featured cars: • 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 COPO • 1962 Chevrolet Corvette styling car More: Bonhams — The Aston Martin Works Service Where: Newport Pagnell, U.K. When: May 21 Last year: 39/52 cars sold / $16,561,416 Featured cars: • 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage ($630k–$770k) • 1959 Aston Martin DB4 ($520k–$600k) • Star Car: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible ($1.1m–$1.2m) More: Dan Kruse Classics — Midland-Odessa Classic Car Auction Where: Midland-Odessa, TX When: May 21 Last year: 91/147 cars sold / $1,914,059 More: Silverstone — The May Sale When: May 21 Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. Last year: 64/78 cars sold / $5,316,543 More: Shannons — Sydney Winter Classic Auction When: May 30 Where: Sydney, AUS More: ♦ Star Car: 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring barchetta at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monte Carlo, Monaco 24 Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to One Thousand Miles of Two-Lane Paradise Grand hotels. Gourmet restaurants. One thousand miles of back roads. This is what the 24th Annual New England 1000 rally is all about. Shift- ing into gear on May 22, the rally throttles through May 27. Starting at the famous Sagamore Resort on Green Island near Bolton Landing, NY, the tour follows picturesque Adirondack Mountains roads for 1,000 fun miles. 1990 or earlier Sports, Racing or GT cars are invited to participate. There is also a class for more modern exotics. Registration information can be found at (NY) Movie Stars and Great Cars More than 150 pre-1974 automobiles and motorcycles will decorate the lush, 18-acre grounds of the Doheny Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills, CA, on May 1 for the Seventh Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. Admission to the concours, mansion and grounds is $125, which includes gourmet food, drinks, poster and program. This is one of the most popular events in the Southern California collector car year. www. (CA) Watch SCM’s 2016 Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar Did you miss our 2016 Scottsdale Seminar? No problem! Log onto for the complete video. We’ll host another seminar in Scottsdale in 2017, with dates, location and topics to be announced. Watch this space for more information, and sign up for the SCM Insider’s Newsletter, which arrives in your email inbox every Tuesday — for free! Sign up at Motorcycles on Manicured Grass Motorcycles — even world-class ones — are usually not welcome on the manicured fairways of a world-class golf course. That all changes on May 14, when The Quail Motorcycle Gathering brings 300 bikes and 2,500 guests together at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA. This year’s event celebrates Antique, American, Brit- ish, Italian, Other European, Japanese, Competition On/ Off Road, Custom/Modified, Scooter and Chopper motorcycles. The day includes a delicious barbecue lunch. Admission is $125. (CA) ♦ 28 MAY CALENDAR 13–15 10th Grand Prix Monaco Historique, Monaco; 20–22 Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals, Carlisle, PA; www.carlisleevents. com Sports Car Market Jeff Bushnell

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe), Jack Tockston Auction Analysts Daniel Grunwald, Doug Schultz, Michael Leven, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley, Adam Blumenthal, Joe Seminetta, Travis Shetler, Leo Van Hoorick, Jeremy Da Rosa, Pierre Hedary, Andy Staugaard, Mark Moskowitz, Gary West, Jon Georgiadis, Bill Cash, Pat Campion, John Boyle Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), 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, Bill Rothermel, Reid Trummel, Alexandra Martin-Banzer CORRESPONDENCE Email Customer Support 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 © 2016 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 JOE SEMINETTA, SCM Auction Analyst, has had 10W-40 running through his veins his entire life. Growing up in Chicago, Joe owned several British roadsters in his youth, which forced him to learn basic mechanics and bodywork. He has passionately raced, rallied, shown and collected British, Italian and German sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. He has been fortunate to own the cars of his childhood dreams, including a Daytona, Carrera RS, Dino, Speedster and multiple E-types. When he is not managing money at his day job, he has been active in local car clubs and attends top national events every year. Without deserting his internal-combustion roots, his daily driver is a Tesla Model S. Turn to p. 72 for his first-SCM Profile — on the oneoff 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo. 30 BILL ROTHERMEL, SCM Contributor, has had a lifelong interest in cars. While a toddler in his stroller, he would amaze an audience with his ability to identify the make and model of passing automobiles. His interests range from the cars of the Brass and Classic Eras to muscle cars and automobiles of all kinds. He is active as a member of the boards of directors of the Rolls-Royce Foundation, the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. He currently serves as the Master of Ceremonies at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance and many other events. He has written for numerous car magazines and is a contributing author to the book AACA 75 — A Shared Legacy 1935–2010, A History — A Vision. Turn to pp. 52, 54 and 56 for his thoughts on the 2016 Cavallino Classic, 2015 Edison Concours and the 2015 Radnor Hunt Concours. PIERRE HEDARY, SCM Auction Analyst, is a Mercedes-Benz über-enthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage MBs at his eponymous repair shop, he enjoys driving his own Mercedes classics. These include (but are not limited to) a 1972 280SE 4.5, a 1970 280SL and a 1985 300CD. Pierre also serves as a technical adviser to the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. In this issue, he writes about the Maybach 57 for “Affordable Classic” on p. 44 and he covers Artcurial’s Paris sale on p. 80. DIGITAL AND BUSINESS Information Technology Brian Baker; 503.261.0555 x 215 SEO Consultant Michael Cottam; 503.283.0177 Financial Manager Cheryl Ann Cox; 503.261.0555 x 205 Strategic Planner Bill Woodard Executive Producer, SCM Television Roger Williams ADVERTISING Display Advertising Account Executives Darren Frank; 877.219.2605 x 214 Cindy Meitle; 877.219.2605 x 213 Advertising / Events Manager Erin Olson; 877.219.2605 x 218 Advertising Coordinator Jessi Kramer Classified Advertising SUBSCRIPTIONS Customer Service Coordinator Meredith Volk; 503.261.0555 x 217 To order new subscriptions or for questions about current subscriptions 877.219.2605, x 1;, fax 503.253.2234 M–F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST @SportsCarMarket

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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: I’m guessing that I’m not the only SCMer out there who thinks of collector cars in the $20k to $30k range as opposed to $200k to $300k Post-1985 fun To the Editor: Not that I don’t enjoy the entire magazine, but Philip Richter’s article: “$100k Buys a Lot of Post-1985 Fun” (March 2016, p. 40) was simply an outstanding read. I’m guessing that I’m not the only SCMer out there who thinks of collector cars in the $20k to $30k range as opposed to $200k to $300k, and I REALLY appreciated his insight. I’d love to hear Keith Martin’s thoughts on building a $100k collection, as well as Donald Osborne’s. Maybe this article, coming from different authors, could be a regular feature? — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Mike, we’re glad you enjoyed Philip’s article. All of us at SCM World 32 Headquarters really liked it as well. We’ll explore the idea of doing something like this on a regular basis. When restorations go bad To the Editor: I regularly look forward to John Draneas’ articles in SCM, but this one (March 2016, “Legal Files,” “When Restorations Go Bad,” p. 42) hit especially close to home. In the mid-1990s, I had a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III that I sent to an “expert” for restoration. It was a good-condition, 35,000-mile car in Healey Blue with its original interior and top. The restorer was experienced and known; his dad had been a founder of the national AustinHealey association. He was renting space from a guy with a fairly large boat repair and storage business about a half hour from my home. When I agreed to have him do the work, I drafted a 1.5-page, single-spaced letter agreement describing in some detail the work he was to do and a time frame of about a year. Since he had informally repre- sented his landlord as a “partner,” I asked the landlord to also sign the agreement, which he did. I went to see him and his progress every few months, but it was going slower than expected. After a year and a half, I found him at a car show with my car’s finished frame and drivetrain on a trailer to show off his work — but no finished car for me. I told him on no uncertain terms I wanted the car finished, but it continued to drag out. Then one day, my friend, who was both a car guy and an attorney, camped on his doorstep with my agreement in hand. He made it very clear to the restorer’s partner/landlord that we would hold them both responsible for either finishing the car properly — or for the cost to have someone else finish it. In a few months, I actually got my car, which was well done, and he did properly fix the normal postrestoration punch list of items within a month or so. So it ended well for me. It also ended well for the partner/landlord, as he and my attorney became friends. My friend did legal work for the landlord, and the landlord gave him some space in which to restore a beautiful 1967 XKE. But it did not end well for the restorer. It turned out that he was a talented restoration guy, but he was not a very good businessman Sports Car Market

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Ad Index American Car Collector ...........................................157, 169 Aston Martin of New England ...........................................45 Auctions America .........................................................41, 43 Auto Kennel ......................................................................143 Automobilia Monterey .....................................................147 Autosport Designs Inc ......................................................123 Barrett-Jackson ...................................................................31 Bennett Law Office ............................................................90 Beverly Hills Car Club .....................................................121 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. .....................................137 Bonhams / SF .....................................................................39 Bonhams / UK ....................................................................37 Branson Collector Car Auction ..........................................55 Canepa ..............................................................................145 Carmel Artomobilia ..........................................................119 Cars, Inc. .............................................................................51 Centerline Alfa Parts.........................................................110 Central Classic Cars .........................................................151 Charles Prince Classic Cars................................................95 Chequered Flag International ...........................................131 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...................................99 Classic Investments ..........................................................121 Classic Showcase................................................................58 Continental AutoSports ...................................................135 Cooper Technica, Inc. .......................................................141 Copley Motorcars .....................................................111, 137 Cosdel ...............................................................................124 DC Automotive .................................................................153 Dobson Motorsport...........................................................141 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .........................................50 Driversource Houston LLC ..........................................20–21 ................................................................151 European Collectibles.......................................................127 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ...............................................29 Exotic Classics ..................................................................133 Fantasy Junction .................................................................81 Fourintune Garage Inc ......................................................147 Gooding & Company ....................................................... 2-3 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance ......................................85 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance .........................42 Grundy Insurance ...............................................................75 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ...............................................139 Hamann Classic Cars..........................................................53 Heritage Classics ................................................................49 High Mountain Classics ...................................................150 Hyman, LTD .....................................................................115 Images Auto Body ............................................................147 Intercity Lines .....................................................................47 JC Taylor ...........................................................................101 JJ Best Banc & Co ............................................................159 Kevin Kay Restorations ...................................................105 Kidston ................................................................................13 Leake Auction Company ....................................................77 Legendary Motorcar Company ........................................145 Lory Lockwood ................................................................113 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ............................................59 Luxury Brokers International ...........................................139 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ....................................76 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ..........................................35 Mershon’s World Of Cars...................................................87 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ............................................108 Motion-Consulting ...........................................................157 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. ................................103 Motostalgia .........................................................................15 New England Auto Auction .............................................143 Park Place LTD ...................................................................91 Passport Transport ..............................................................97 Paul Russell And Company ..............................................119 Pebble Beach RetroAuto ....................................................26 Pinehurst Concours D’ Elegance ......................................117 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix .........................................147 Porsche 356 Registry ........................................................157 ..................................................................131 Premier Financial Services .................................................23 Putnam Leasing ................................................................172 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd.................................................107 Ramapo Concours d’Elegance ...........................................89 Reliable Carriers .................................................................79 RM Sotheby’s ...............................................................25, 27 Robert Glover LTD...........................................................129 RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars ..................153 Russo & Steele LLC .....................................................18–19 SCM Platinum Auction Database ....................................169 Scott Grundfor Company .................................................138 Scottsdale Sports & Classic Motorcars ............................109 Significant Cars ................................................................124 Sloancars .............................................................................57 Sports Car Market.....................................................155, 168 Stoddard NLA-LLC ...........................................................33 Suixtil USA .......................................................................135 Swissvax USA, LLC ..........................................................83 Symbolic International .......................................................17 The Finest Automobile Auctions..........................8–9, 10–11 The Stable, Ltd. ..................................................................93 The Werk Shop .................................................................157 Unit 56 ..............................................................................123 Velocity Channel ................................................................36 Vintage Car Law. ..............................................................151 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................................149 Vintage Rallies ..................................................................127 ..................................................125 Watchworks ......................................................................153 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. .....................................................129 West Coast Classics, LLC ................................................125 Woodside Credit ...............................................................171 Worldwide Group .....................................................4–5, 6–7 34 You Write We Read SCM delivers straight talk, warts and all, about our treasures, and that is refreshing — and he had a bit of larceny in his heart. Unbeknownst to me, to make ends meet, he was regularly parting out customer cars to finish others. Finally he parted out a relatively rare Healey that belonged to a too-trusting attorney; I don’t think they ever found all of it. The restorer spent several months in jail. During the course of many car shows over the next few years, I only came across one other person who actually got a completed car from him. It helps to have a little leverage to get things done; in this case, it was the unusual signature of his landlord on our agreement. — Robert L. Banks, Lake Bluff, IL Top marks for the DB5 — and SCM To the Editor: Let me say thank you for adjusting the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide investment grade ranking to an “A” for the Aston Martin DB5. I genuinely feel it is the correct placement for such an iconic, cool car. I write today because SCM has become such an indispens- able resource to me for keeping up with the market, auctions, and information you provide. I appreciate your candor while expressing opinions on the desirability and relative not-so-goodness of cars in the spotlight. So many car magazines beat the drum for their pet marques, be they Ferrari, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, etc…. SCM delivers straight talk, warts and all, about our treasures, and that is refreshing. Alex Hofberg’s watch articles are uniformly enticing and informative. He has the ability to illuminate rare watches with fantastic, tongue-in-cheek frankness and humor. I have never met a car guy who wasn’t at the same time a watch guy. Fine mechanical devices, be they cars or time pieces, resonate with me totally. There are “fright pigs” in the watch biz, too! Kudos to your editorial board for including Alex’s tart wit and outstanding expertise in your magazine. Finally, I watch our car market closely in the context of “tangible assets” in one’s portfo- lio. Bank instruments, bonds and CDs all produce such marginal returns on investment, that cars figure prominently as an alternative place to seek better returns. The trick, of course, is picking the right vehicle. SCM does more to assist that decision advisedly than any other periodical I read. My best wishes to you, and keep up the good work! — Stephen H. Gentner, Portland, OR Bad timing To the Editor: In the February issue of SCM (Bonhams Beaulieu Auction Report, p. 136), I made a flippant observation comparing the indestructibility of vintage RollsRoyce radiator shells to that of Lemmy, the Motörhead founder, bassist and vocalist. The issue had gone to press before the sad news of Mr. Kilmister’s sudden and untimely passing reached us. I wish to unreservedly apolo- gize to Mr. Kilmister’s family, friends and fans for any distress or annoyance caused. — Paul Hardiman, SCM Senior Auction Analyst ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg When Thomas Arne set “Rule, Britannia!” to A Watch for a Naval Captain music in 1740, Great Britain was the economic, scientific and political center of the Western world. Along with dominance of the world’s oceans came domination of commerce. At this time, most of the world’s finest scientific instruments, including clocks and watches, were made in Britain and distributed to markets globally. Although time pieces were made in other including Paris, Switzerland European locales, and Germany, practical application of techniques born of the Industrial Revolution allowed British watchmakers to take timekeeping from an individualistic art form into a replicable product. This made high-quality watches more affordable and put time pieces into the hands of the middle class. The watchmaking firm Morris Tobias, started in a building along the Thames River in London, was in a neighborhood of maritime trade and services. Tobias repaired and manufactured watches and maritime clocks, which were in high demand. Morris brought his adopted nephew, Michael Isaac Tobias, into the firm and established a second place of business in Liverpool. Soon, the nephew and uncle seem to have dissolved any joint busi- ness, as “Morris Tobias” watches and “M I Tobias” watches were offered at the same time. The extraordinary watch pictured belongs to a customer who was kind enough to loan it to me for the purpose of this feature. It is a “Captain’s Watch,” and its name implies utility to a ship’s captain who would have need of a time piece that displays multiple time zones. This example features only two time-zone dials, but there are examples from the same period with several individual dials. This watch has two second hands. Details Production date: The middle of the 19th century — right around the time of the Civil War Best place to wear one: With a broad chain dropped across your waistcoat Expect to pay: From $2,500 to $3,000 Ratings ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Two-Stroke Smoke You don’t think of scented candles as good gifts for gearhead guys, but this is genius. Flying Tiger Motorcycles in St. Louis combines wax, wick and 2-stroke motor oil in a very cool, custom-labeled can, so you can enjoy what is usually an outdoor-only aroma inside. If other household members disapprove of the scent, don’t take the candle to the garage — just cap the top. $20 from www. 38 One is in the subsidiary dial at the 6 o’clock position. The other, the large hand, is located at the center of the watch. There is a tiny slinging lever, operated by a fingernail, on the edge of the case band at the 5 o’clock position. This lever serves to stop both the center second hand and the right-hand time-zone dial. Some might leap to the conclusion that the stop feature was intended to allow the user to set the time on that side to the second to some master clock in order to create optimal synchrony. However, one could also argue that the center second and accompanying right dial could be used as an early form of chronograph. Imagine, allowing the center hand to move to 12 and activating the stop system. Then you would manually set both hands in the right-hand dial to 12 as well. At the beginning of any event, disengage the stop system, and any movement of the center hand and the right dial could easily display elapsed time of said event. This watch features two mainspring bar- rels, one for each dial individually wound and set by a small watch key, but only one balance wheel and escapement which continue to run regardless of the position of the stop system. This means the time on the left dial moves forward without interruption. Another remarkable feature of this watch is the gold hand-chased dial, which employs numerous engraving styles from floral relief around the perimeter to Arabesque patterns in the small dials to a small inset scene of hounds howling. All of this encircles the fine pair of engraved and enameled dials featuring Roman numerals and minute dot indications. The 18k gold case is another study of the art of 19th century British watch case construction, as it employs a combination of deep relief chasing and hand engraving. The back of the watch features a federal American eagle, complete with shield, arrows and the motto: “E Pluribus Unum.” This proves that the watch was made with the intention of exporting it across the pond. The value of this kind of watch in the current marketplace is modest. Considering its age — in excess of 160 years — its complication, beauty and gold content, one might think it was priceless. Strangely, while I was researching this time piece, I found an identical watch, with the same Federal Style engraving — and a serial number only a few digits off the featured watch — that appeared for sale at Christie’s New York auction in 2014. That watch brought only $2,750. The reader who made this watch available explained that one of his ancestors was George Hamilton Perkins, who was a U.S. Navy captain during the Civil War. One has to assume the watch’s value to his family far exceeds the auction result. Carry-On Jerrycan These powder- coated rolling metal suitcases are made from real jerrycans. The design features rubber wheels and a telescoping handle. Add an optional egg-crate foam liner or thick, cus- tomizable foam for protecting cameras or other delicate items. The cases measure 18 inches by 14 inches by 6 inches and are TSA-approved for carry-on air travel. Numerous color options. Made in Belgium. €150–€183 ($165–$200) from www.g-case. ♦ Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1955 LaSalle II Roadster This one-off concept car was exhibited in General Motors’ 1955 traveling Motorama. Designed by Carl Renner, it was one of Harley Earl’s personal projects. Unlike most of its siblings in the Motorama family, the roadster is diminutive in size — just as a sports car of that era should be. Oh, what could have been.... As with so many of these significant pieces of automotive history, the LaSalle II Roadster, along with three other Motorama cars, was sent off to the crusher. Thankfully, the salvage yard owner had the foresight not to complete the destruction, and he saved all four cars from oblivion. Fast-forward to 1988. Joe Bortz found/saved all four of the 1955 Motorama cars, and he treated the LaSalle II Roadster to a painstakingly detailed restoration. In 2013, the car was once again unveiled to the public as one of the stars of the 2013 Amelia Island Concours. No one knows more about historic concept cars than Bortz. This release is the first in the Bortz Auto Collection concept cars se- ries of models from Minichamps. In the February 2016 issue of SCM (“In Miniature,” p. 42), I reviewed the second release (1953 Buick Wildcat 1). As with the Buick, the LaSalle II Roadster is available in 1:43 and 1:18 scales. This time, my sample is in the larger 1:18thscale, and it is stunning. This is a curbside numbered edition, and it comes mounted on a nice base with numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity. The model looks exactly like the car. That Model Details Production date: 2015 Quantity: 999 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: is an impressive accomplishment, and I have no complaints. As with the aforementioned Buick, this LaSalle is dead-on accurate due to the very critical and watchful eye of Mr. Bortz, and re- Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered (A Novel) by Gregory Long, CreateSpace, 238 pages, $9.99, Amazon In a universe long, long ago, I was the proud teen owner of a root-beer- colored Bugeye Sprite. The missing paint on the driver’s door where the racing number circle had been enhanced the tatty look. My father was desperate to paint it, and as he had the tools and experience, we set about shooting it in a lovely 1966 Mustang metallic blue. Not a period-correct color, but, heck, we were still IN the period. So after getting the body straight, we hung plastic to create a spray booth and shot the car, using the big servicestation compressor in our suburban garage. It turned out nice. Not flawless, but nice. My friend had a Mark II Sprite, and decided he was going to paint his as well, in his driveway. His nod to professionalism: He bought an entire case of rattle-can paint, making sure the lot numbers were the same for color consistency. Self-publishing is a little like painting your own car. How it turns out is all up to you and your skills. Gregory Long’s book, Found, is on review this month, and I found it wanting on many levels. Found was self-published using the Amazon CreateSpace publishing platform, which gives the tools to anyone to make a book. But Found is also instructive. There are a whole host of skills that go into creating a book, starting with the simple act of linking words together in a way that connects with your reader. That in itself is a rare talent, honed by writing, rewriting and more rewriting. I have two finished screenplays and half a novel, and they are all, in my humble opinion, pure shite, and I’ve spent the majority of my life writing and editing. Screenplays and novels aren’t forms I’m comfortable with, as they are 40 dialogue-heavy. Dialogue is not one of my strengths, nor is copy editing. Typography is another completely different artistic discipline, as is layout and design. All go into the final product. So the lesson for today was pretty much summed up by Dear Abby in all those advice columns: “Seek professional help.” It won’t be cheap or easy to get profes- sional help when you’ve written a book, but you certainly enhance your chances of creating something lasting. Provenance: Gregory Long is certainly one of us. He is a member in good standing of the gearhead tribe, with all the arcane knowledge and passion that go with the hobby. Fit and finish: Self-published, on inexpensive paper, with pull-down menu design and typography. The lack of good copy editing gets in the way of reading on almost every page. Drivability: A novel built around the search for cool cars is a lovely idea. And after a rocky start, told entirely in painful-toread dialogue, the stories become more interesting and more readable. The newest edition of this book includes a foreword by Tom Cotter, and it recently won an award for automotive writing — and it gets lots of five-star reviews on Amazon. But for me, it’s the perfect example of the correct car, badly painted, where the glaring, avoidable flaws get in the way of enjoyment. ♦ Sports Car Market storer Marty Martino. This model, as with the Buick, has been a delight to see and review. I’m not a Dream Car guy, but I do like and appreciate them. I love this model, and I think that anyone with even just a passing interest will, too. If I’m forced to find some area to fix or improve, that would be a big stretch here, and the only little thing, and I do mean little, would be that they should have painted the wiper blades flat black. Really, that’s it. The shape and stance are perfect, and the pearlescent white paint finish with contrasting blue rear stripe and Corvette-style side coves are superb. The two-tone interior is also superb. Fit and finish is excellent, as is all the accurate detail inside and out. Separate chrome emblems and scripts have been precisely applied all around. The all-important wheels and tires do not disappoint. Intricate wheels with emblems are shod with tires specific to this car. The tread surface has been perfectly replicated with a thin white stripe in the center as part of the tread. All the chrome trim is top-notch. The interior detail is wonderful, with separate chrome parts and photo-etched metal bits. It’s all there, including the fully detailed dashboard. Find one of these and buy it. It is reasonably priced at around $299.

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Affordable Classic 2004 Maybach 57 The Joys of Depreciation There is pleasure in having the finer things in life — at a big discount by Pierre Hedary This 2004 Maybach 57 sold for $93,500 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction T op-level luxury saloons are rarely purchased as an investment, but they hold their place in the market because they are status symbols. Among status symbols, Mercedes has long been at the top, with the Maybach brand creating even more exclusivity than Rolls-Royce or Aston Martin. A 2004 Maybach 57 sedan sold for $93,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett- Jackson’s 2016 Scottsdale auction. The car has fewer than 20,000 miles on the clock. Was this a stratosphere car gliding downward into Affordable Classic range — or was it an under-the-radar bargain? The few examples of the Maybach 57 that are available for purchase have held their value better than some of England’s finest, but $93,500 is a long way from the $390,000 most of these cost when new. So why would anyone shelve out this kind of money for a depreciating luxury car that might soon be forgotten in the world of trends and fads? Financially depreciated, exclusivity still intact One constant with the Maybach is its tremendous value for the money. Why buy a new, top-of-the-line luxury brand when you can get a discontinued one with almost no mileage for half the price — or less? Buying this car is a lot like shopping for chocolates on February 15, as the product is really too new to have deteriorated (Aston Martin Lagonda, cough), and looks up-to-date. Most people don’t know they stopped making Details Year produced: 2006–13 Price when new: $381,250 (2008) Number built: 3,000 (all models) Pros: Highly exclusive, very fast and comfortable, extremely safe Cons: Cost of service, lack of service expertise, difficult to use, no financial appreciation in the future likely Best place to drive one: A very upscale outdoor wedding Worst place to drive one: Anywhere that parking is limited A typical owner: Someone who detests British luxury cars 44 Maybachs in 2013, and this means that they still retain their exclusivity. The fact that the new extended-wheelbase 2016 Mercedes-Benz S600 wears a subtle “Maybach” badge helps. Another attribute is that at nearly 12 years old, this example has probably had all of its teething problems rectified. While there will still be more down the road — and perhaps a few from this one sitting in the desert sun — at 20,000 miles, let’s hope any major issues have been put to bed. Pierre’s list of buyers So who specifically would want a Maybach 57? I fig- If you enjoy riding in comfort, this is the car for you Sports Car Market ured the best way to answer this question would be to make a list: • Someone who is running a car-for-hire service and is catering to upscale clients. • A wedding car service, because it’s white. • A nostalgic type who used to have a W100 (the original 600), misses the exclusivity, but doesn’t have the fortitude to deal with the 600’s needs today. • A collector who currently owns a 600 but wants the modern counterpart. • A collector who wanted a 600, until he/she discovered how unforgiving they are — and decided to Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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take the easy (Maybach!) way out. • A shrewd individual who understands that depreciation is the entry strategy to some of the finest modern goods money can buy. • A wealthy hoarder who goes to pawn shops looking for jewelry. • An older person who has lots of money, has owned Mercedes-Benz cars their whole life, loves their smart phone and wants to be comfortable when they drive to doctor’s appointments. Pierre’s list of non-buyers And now the opposite must be examined: Who wouldn’t buy this car? • A hip person with vintage tastes between age 20 and 50. On my end of the scale, they want W108s, W115s, W123s and possibly a real 600. The new stuff is too dull for them. • Someone who can easily afford the latest and greatest (S600 Maybach), and not feel the $350,000 sting. • A funeral-car contractor. • An enthusiastic type who enjoys driving and wants total control of a vehicle. Also, someone who works on his own car and enjoys doing so. • A Chrysler executive, unless it was out of revenge or self hatred. • Anyone who cares about the future of our planet. • A highly observant individual who has had bad experiences at their local Mercedes dealership, and knows what these cost to service. • Keith Martin. My promises to the new owner I’m not usually one to make promises, but under these circumstances, I think I can get away with a few. First of all, I promise anyone who buys a Maybach that it will take months to learn how to operate all of the controls. These cars are rife with innovative and confusing technology. Also, I will promise you that every bill from the dealer will be in the four- or five-digit range, and they will come pretty often. Don’t worry. I will also make a few happy promises. I promise that people will secretly envy you for having the most exclusive Mercedes product of the new century. I promise Providing juice to stay ahead of the pack that your peers will notice you — even if it is just for a few seconds. I also promise you that you will be extremely comfortable every time you go anywhere, and that you will be safer than any other motorist on the road in your Maybach. I can also say with certainty that you will be able to outrun anyone who gives you any trouble on our highways — unless they are driving a sports car that costs more than your $93,500 Maybach. What this boils down to is that sometimes we have to do things for ourselves. I’m pretty sure that if this person had $93k to spend on a car, they have made some good choices. At the end of the day, it isn’t about the long-term valua- tion of the vehicle we choose, but more about the pleasure we get from owning it. That said, I hope the new owner is enjoying this car. Well bought for the pleasure of having the finer things in life — at a big discount. ♦ May 2016 45

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Legal Files John Draneas The Shops’ Side of Restos Gone Bad Good restoration shops get a solid idea of a customer’s expectations before any work starts “People just don’t get it. They watch TV, and in two half-hour episodes a week apart, a car is completely restored and out the door,” Medynski said. “That’s not reality!” Not only do customers often misunderstand what the work entails, they often have a big disconnect between their desires and budget. “Every time you ask them about something, it done, and done to the highest they want level,” Medynski said. “But when it comes time to pay for it, that’s another story.” Medynski doesn’t think his customers are dishonest, or trying to squeeze him. They just don’t understand. “I’ve never had any problems with custom- ers who have actually fixed something themselves,” Medynski said. “But many people today don’t seem to know which end of a screwdriver to hold. I hate to say it, but some people just shouldn’t have an old car.” Managing expectations Paul Russell, of Paul Russell and Company, agrees that customers often have unreasonable expectations. “Over the years, we’ve learned that the best T thing we can do is fully understand the customer’s objectives at the start of the project,” he ink was barely dry on “When Restorations Go Bad” (March 2016, p. 42) when Legal Files received an email from George Medynski: “Nice article. But call me anytime if you want the other side of the story.” Medynski a call. Medynski I’m always happy to start a quest with a thrown gauntlet, so I gave is the founder and owner of Tuxedo Motor Sport in Tuxedo, NY. His shop specializes in English car restoration, and it was the first U.S. distributor for Moss Motors. While acknowledging that the shops described in the previous column seemed culpable, Medynski was quite clear that his biggest problem these days is customers with unrealistic expectations. Medynski gave an example of a recent restoration of a 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix. The customer’s father owned the car for many years, but it had sat in the garage for decades until the father’s death. The customer was attached to the car because he learned to drive in it. He brought it in, explaining that he wanted a “rotisserie restoration.” Medynski blanched at the thought, reasoning that he could order any part he wanted for a ’66 GTO out of a catalog, but a Grand Prix? “Are you sure about that? You’re talking probably $100,000 for the project,” Medynski said. Turned out that wasn’t exactly what the customer had in mind, so Medynski suggested that he get the car running, sort it out, do some partial disassembly and see exactly what it needed and what the options might be. When the customer returned for the report, he was blown away by Medynski’s progress bill for $6,000. In spite of everything Medynski had told him before, he had clung to the hope that the car would be in better shape than it was. Eventually, they agreed on a different scope of restoration that cost about $23,000, and the customer had a very nice driver/club concours Grand Prix. 46 Russell said. Russell gave an example of a customer who brought in his late fa- ther’s 300SL that had sat in the garage for decades until the father died. Russell has done a lot of 300SLs and knew well what was going to be needed, but first asked the customer, “What are you going to do with the car after it is restored?” The quick answer was, “Sell it!” Russell explained that if profit was the goal, the smartest thing to do would be to sell the car as-is. Considering all the uncertainties, it’s really hard to get back the money you put into the restoration process. Medynski agreed. His first steps in every restoration project are to thoroughly inspect the car and then have a serious talk with the customer. His goals are for both of them to fully understand both the true condition of what they are starting with and what they want the end result to be. Estimates Medynski and Russell both decline to give estimates, citing the unpredictability of the work that will be needed. When pushed, both quickly likened a restoration project to hiring a lawyer to handle a complex project — well, so much for me taking the high road here — touché! “Every car is different,” Medynski said. “Every customer’s expecta- tions are different.” Russell said that no two cars (or restorations) are the same. “Every car is going to have a different amount of rust and different issues. You can’t predict the cost very accurately. Take a 300SL, for example. You take the transmission apart and you find it needs new gears. That’s not a $500 swing — that’s a $12,000 swing.” Russell doesn’t give estimates, but gives what he calls “orders of magnitude” based upon his experiences with what similar projects have Sports Car Market Photo illustration by Dave Tomaro

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cost. Medynski will, if you insist, give ranges of cost. But, he says, “The best thing is for the customer to stay engaged in the project and to understand what is being done. Either visit the shop periodically, or have a trusted local do so. We also try to have a lot of talks and reality checks along the way to minimize surprises.” Nothing is easy or cheap No doubt about it — restorations are expensive. But why? Russell offers a little saying they have in their shop: “All the easy cars are done.” Today’s restoration cars are often yesterday’s parts cars, which means they need more. Parts are much harder to source. Russell said that he often has no choice but to use a broken part as a model to manufacture a new part from scratch. If the part is missing, it’s harder. “Say you’re doing a very old, very rare car and it is missing its cylinder head,” Russell said. “There aren’t any available for purchase anywhere, so you have to make one. About the only way you can make one is to find someone who has the same car and convince him to let you take the head off his engine to use as a guide.” Services are harder to source as well. Medynski laments that the last machine shop in the Tuxedo area is closing. “They aren’t getting enough engine work because people are just buying crate motors instead of rebuilding the ones they have. Machine shops are disappearing everywhere.” Advice for the owner All of these are interesting points. Taking them together with the previous column, we can look at several things the owner should do before and during a restoration project: 1. Thoroughly check out the shop before committing. Talk to previous and current customers to gauge the shop’s reputation for quality work, timeliness, billing practices and so on. 2. Spend a lot of time talking with the shop about the project before the work starts. Make sure both of you are visualizing the same finished product. Make sure you understand what the shop is really going to have to do in order to achieve that result. 3. Be very assertive about cost. You’re not going to get a fixed cost (if you do, Medynski suggests running, not walking, away from the shop), or even a close estimate, but you can realistically get a usable cost range. Most important, make sure you understand what the variables are, and what kinds of things can come up in the process that can push the cost out of the expected range. 4. After the car has been disassembled, it’s time for another in-person conference. At this point, the shop should be able to give you better specifics about what needs to be done, what unexpected problems have arisen, and what all of that means for the cost ranges you’ve been working with. Be ready to re-evaluate the project at this point — now that you know what you are looking at, maybe the restoration standard should be changed. 5. Visit the shop periodically to check on progress and to reassess. Did work take longer than expected, and why? Are there new issues to deal with? Most important, keep talking about cost. Does the expected cost range have to change? If you are concerned about timing, keep asking about expected completion time. 6. Sorry about ending on a negative note, but at the first sign of trouble, stop the project. If the shop is not making good progress, busts the budget and you don’t understand why, or doesn’t seem to be doing good work, pay for the work that has been done and get your car out of there. Once things go bad, they usually keep getting worse. ♦ 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 May 2016 47

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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Value vs. Price A car’s history, style, engineering or personality — not market price — draws me in and speeds my pulse him the car as décor, admired on a turntable in a Garaj Mahal, dusted with virgin goose-down feathers and sprinkled with distilled Himalayan glacier water. If he doesn’t like to spend time behind the wheel or under the hood of a car, it’s not for him. For the love of Fiat Wayne Daudet is also a col- lector. He and his wife, Becky, live in a contemporary home high on a hillside in Phoenix, AZ. While the house has amazing views, the most fascinating sights are to be seen in a garage building to the side of the house. Inside can be found most of Über-collector Jay Leno, shown with his Chrysler Turbine Car, acquires vehicles not for their resale value, but rather finds appeal in their functionality, engineering or history W hat is it that defines a true collector? Whether their acquisitions are paintings, firearms, rare books, wines or cars, not all who amass an impressive number of objects might be considered collectors. For that matter, it’s not the quantity of a certain commodity a person possesses that should determine their identity as a collector — but rather the reasons and methods behind their actions that better define who and what they are. A great deal of attention has gone to the price of things in the past few decades. As an old fogey — and I transitioned effortlessly from a young fogey overnight some years ago — I will say that I find it unbearable. Of course, as an appraiser I make my living giving my considered opinion on values, which are not quite the same as prices. That being the case, I still find what keeps my interest in all things automotive fresh and thriving is not the excitement over what someone might in a given moment pay to possess a car (or motorcycle or truck). Rather, it’s in what that vehicle represents in terms of history, style, engineering or personality that draws me in and speeds my pulse. Jay Leno’s special, drivable cars I find myself drawn to like-minded types and have been extraordinarily blessed to come to know many such people through the years — many through my association with SCM since 1996. First to mind comes Jay Leno — the man I share a bit of screen time with on CNBC TV. The sheer breadth of Leno’s collecting interests is well known, but there’s a key element that effortlessly unites what may seem a pretty random trove of cars and motorcycles. While many of the vehicles Jay owns are worth a great deal of money, an almost equal number would, if they didn’t have his name on the pink slip, be very modestly priced in the market. From Duesenberg Model SJ to Panhard Dyna, from Lamborghini Miura to Corvair Corsa, from Chrysler Turbine Car to White Steamer, they all stir his soul, heart and mind. Most likely it’s a clever, pioneering or just wacky engineering solution that draws him to a car. Or it could be the clear functionality of the vehicle he finds irresistible — or a great story of long-term loyal ownership. When several of these combine, it can set him off for an hour extolling the virtues of a particular piece in his considerable collection. Whatever the appeal, nothing finds its way past Leno’s door unless it meets two criteria: It has to be something special in some way, and he has to want to drive it. Not for 48 their 14 vintage Fiats, which range from a 1933 Balilla through a 1974 X1/9. The collection includes a 1961 1500 OSCA Spider, Abarth Allemano coupe, 850 spider and sedan. Their everyday cars are a pair of 2014 500s. It’s clear that Fiat love runs deep in this household. Wayne does most of the work on these cars himself in a well-equipped shop. An advantage of being small-car enthusiasts is that the Daudets can accommodate all these cars in less space than many six-car suburban garages. It’s unlikely that the market value of their entire col- lection would equal a mid-market lot at one of the major auctions, but that’s so far from the point of why they treasure these cars as to be unworthy of mention. For them, each of these cars tells a specific story that speaks of the creators, their customers and the time it was built. Any reason to collect is valid … I realize that it’s very important to acknowledge, ac- cept and respect that individuals have an inalienable right to collect for any reason that best suits them. There are people who acquire cars to collect trophies. If they don’t bring home a prize, the car is not worth owning. While I find this is a rather odd and circuitous manner in which to fill display cases, at least that collector is honest about the goal. … but some are more valid than others Far sadder to me are the people who pretend to care about a car, when it is really a fashion accessory — something to give them bragging rights at cocktail time. To them, cars are indistinguishable from a fancy watch or designer suit. For this group, values drive every decision, and only appreciation can make them happy. True passion drives collecting. I would continue to love any car I owned even if its value were to fall in half. Why? Because the amount someone else might pay can’t change what made me fall for the car in the first place. ♦ Sports Car Market Tony Piff

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Feature 2016 Cavallino Classic Celebrating 25 Years with 22 Best of Show Cars Every previous Best of Show Ferrari was invited, and 22 showed up for the big party Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Best in Class at Classic Sports Sunday — Jeffery Fisher’s 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso or concours to survive. As a celebration of all things Ferrari, what did the Barnes family (publishers of Cavallino magazine and organizers of this annual weekend) do to celebrate the important milestone? They invited back all previous Best of Show Winners to the January C 20–24 event. Remarkably, 22 of them returned to The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, FL, to what has become the largest gathering of Ferrari enthusiasts here in the States. As always, weather is (and remains) the hot topic among Floridians. This time, however, it had nothing to do with warmth. A deluge of rain hampered Friday’s track day, with no letup until dusk. Cavallino Classic Saturday was brisk, and the following day, Classic Sports Sunday, was downright cold, with early morning temps in the low 40-degree range. It was hard to believe it was South Florida. Cavallino Classic Best of Show for the finest competition Ferrari was awarded to the 1954 Monza PF Spyder shown by Dana Mecum and Kevin Caulfield. Best of Show for the finest GT Ferrari went to Lee Herrington’s 1960 400 Superfast II. Preservation Cup honors were given to the 1969 365 GT 2+2 of onsidering that the 2016 Palm Beach Cavallino Classic was celebrating its Silver Anniversary, there was an awful lot of red around — on many Ferraris, of course. Twenty-five years is a long time, especially for a car show Winner of the finest GT Ferrari — 1960 400 Superfast II owned by Lee Herrington Stephen Bell in the pre-1975 class and to the 1988 328 GTS of Wayne Jessel in the 1976–95 class. The 1954 500 Mondial PF Spyder of Thomas Peck won the award for the finest track/racing Ferrari, and Kevin Cogan’s 1952 250 Europa Vignale won finest coachbuilt Ferrari. Classic Sports Sunday A pleasant surprise for the weekend was the ascension of Classic Sports Sunday, held at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, into the ranks of serious collector car events. Each year, the invitation-only show at the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post has been more of a second-tier affair in comparison with Cavallino. No more. Consider the bar raised, as lots of serious iron (along with aluminum and fiberglass) filled the show field. Featured marque among the 120 cars at Classic Sports Sunday was Alfa Romeo, and spectacular examples were honored, including Peter Sachs’ 1933 Best in Class 1933 8C 2300 and the Revs Institute/Collier Collection’s Best in Class 8C 2900 berlinetta. Top honors in the Post-War category went to Stephen and Kim Bruno for their 1955 1900 CSS Ghia-Aigle cabriolet. Best in Class among British cars was presented to Steve Wolf for his stunning 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental by Binder. Joey Bojald’s 1930 Bugatti Type 35B received the Best in Class Award among Jaguar and Competition Cars. Sam Lehrman’s gorgeous 1934 Packard Twelve Stationary Coupe Individual Custom by Dietrich took home Best in Class honors among American cars. Overall Best in Show as well as Best in Class was deservedly awarded to Jim Patterson’s magnificent 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A cabriolet by Worblaufen. The valet lot at The Breakers and the streets surrounding Cavallino provide one of the best free cars shows on the planet. However, if your tastes prefer the Classic Sports Sunday Best in Show as well as Best in Class — Jim Patterson’s 1924 Isotta Fraschini 8A Tipo cabriolet by Worblaufen 52 finer things in life and you want to be part of the action, Cavallino, Classic Sports Sunday and Palm Beach are just the ticket. Just don’t forget your credit cards. You won’t regret a little extravagance. I promise. ♦ Details Plan Ahead: The 26th Annual Cavallino Classic is scheduled for the third or fourth week of January 2017 Cost: $200 for admission to the Cavallino Classic concours (In 2016) Web: Sports Car Market

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Feature 2015 Edison Concours d’Elegance Taking a Shine to a New Concours The Cassini Family creates an electric event on famed inventor Thomas Edison’s lawn Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Best in Show European — 1937 Horch 853 sport cabriolet, owned by Robert and Ann Lee F irst time is the charm was the case of the inaugural Edison Concours d’Elegance. The concours rolled into Llewellyn Park in West Orange, NJ, on October 18, 2015. The event took place on the vast lawn of Glenmont — the home of inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The Cassini Family — Joe, Margie and daughter Caroline — successfully added another memorable event to the annual concours calendar. Joe Cassini III, a consistent top award winner at many concours, successfully called upon fellow enthusiasts and friends to place 85 vintage cars on the field for the first time. Many top winners Judges had their work cut out for them, as numerous Pebble Beach winners graced the show field, along with other top cars from major concours. Sunday’s concours was met with bright sunshine and crisp, cool autumn weather — think football tailgate. Cars in 16 classes competed for honors, and Cassini displayed several cars from his own collection. Best in Show European went to the over-the-top 1937 Horch 853 sport cabriolet with coachwork by Voll & Ruhrbeck, owned by Robert and Ann Lee. Best in Show American was awarded to Harry Yeaggy’s equally spectacular 1934 Packard Twelve 1106 Aero coupe by LeBaron. Appropriately, a class of early electric automobiles was featured, and Richard Amuso’s beautifully restored 1923 Detroit Electric took Best in Class honors. Jim and Dot Patterson’s 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante coupe received Best in Class in European Classic Closed Automobiles 1933–40. The 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Windswept coupe by Brewster from the collection of Rich Atwell received both Best in Class and the Most Elegant in Motion awards. Jim and Marion Caldwell’s 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom Details Plan ahead: Organizers of the Edison Concours d’Elegance at Llewellyn Park have not yet announced a date for the 2016 event Cost: Admission was $25 for the 2015 concours Web: 54 I convertible sedan by Hibbard & Darrin was awarded Best in Class in the European Class Open Automobiles 1926–32. Chip Loree’s stunning one-off 1956 Imperial con- vertible prototype built for then-Chrysler President K.T. Keller received Best in Class in the America Open Automobiles 1946–59 — and the Most Elegant Post-War American Car trophy. Harry Yeaggy’s one-off Imperial convertible prototype, winner of Best in Class American Open Automobiles 1946–59 Sports Car Market In the American Class Closed Automobiles, the 1933 Marmon Sixteen Victoria coupe from the collection of Nicola Bulgari took Best in Class. John Schibles’ 1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Faux Cabriolet received an Edison Innovation Award in the same category. Dave and Linda Kane’s 1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster was the recipient of both an Edison Innovation Award and People’s Choice. Howard Schaevitz’s 1912 Packard Model 18 Landaulet (the Matchbox Model of Yesteryear car) was Best in Class in Antique, Brass and Veteran Automobiles through 1925. Another dual award winner was Don Bernstein’s 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS coupe, which received both Best in Class and the Most Elegant Post-War European car honors. Phil and Judy Fleck’s 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL was Best in Class in European Open Automobiles 1946–59. Looking forward to the 2016 event With such a spectacular field of cars for a first-year event, one can only wonder what the Cassini family has in mind for an encore performance. Kudos for a job well done. ♦

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Feature 2015 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance Hunting Bigger Game An expanded show field and a drive-across stage are welcome additions to this vibrant weekend Story and photos by Bill Rothermel vintage flyover and a vast collection of pedal cars. Best in Class vehicles included: W Best in Show Sports and Best in Class — 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 spider, owned by Gordon Barrett Classic Post-War ho says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? The 19th Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance featured an expanded show field — in sheer size and in the number of vehicles on display. Headlining the September 11–13, 2015, event were Alfa Romeo, Packard, pickup trucks and BMW motorcycles. After a deluge of rain Saturday, Sunday’s concours featured perfect skies and record crowds. The new, expanded field included a larger vendor area, and for the first time in Radnor history, winners drove across a raised stage to receive their awards. Sports cars and motorcycles (arguably the finest motorcycle concours display in the United States) are Radnor staples, and this year’s concours did not disappoint, with more than 115 cars and 55 motorcycles on the show field. Following Friday night’s welcome barbecue was Saturday’s road rally, a Cars & Coffee, and a black-tie gala to benefit the Thorncroft Equestrian Center, which provides therapeutic riding. Sunday’s concours featured a huge new-car dealer display, club concours, horse-drawn carriages, a Details Plan ahead: The next Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance weekend is scheduled for September 9–11, 2016 Weekend events: A welcome barbecue, a Saturday Chester County Road rally, Cars and Coffee, a Saturday night Black Tie Gala and Concours Sunday Where: Edgemont, PA Cost: TBA Web: Don and Diane Meluzio’s1956 Porsche 356 Speedster 56 Charles Gillet’s 1934 Pierce-Arrow convertible sedan Sports Car Market • A 1913 SGV Touring in the Veteran/Century Class from the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles • A 1956 Maserati A6G2000 coupe by Zagato, Debutante Class, from the garage of Susan Castle • A 1958 Devin Special sports roadster historic race car, from the collection of Phil Fleming • Christopher Aker’s 1954 BMW R54 Rennsport in the Motorcycle Class • A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, Closed Sports Car, from the collection of John and Karen Gebhard • A 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster, Open Sports Car, from the collection of Don and Diane Meluzio • Cary Robinson’s 1960 Facel Vega HK500 coupe, European • 1957 Ford F-100, Pickup Post-War, owned by Jim and Linda Costa • 1940 Packard 120 station wagon, Packard Pre-War, from the David and Lisa Helmer Collection Triple honors went to Oscar Davis’s stunning 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Spider by Touring, which received the Hagerty Juniors Judges Award, the Alfa Romeo Pre-War Radnor Award and the Artist’s Award. The Chairman’s Award went to Loren Hulber for his meticulous 1963 Porsche 356 Super 90 coupe. Best in Show Non-Sporting Car was presented to the 1934 Pierce- Arrow convertible sedan of Charles Gillet, who also received Best in Class honors. Best in Show Sports went to the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 spider by Touring, owned by Gordon Barrett. It too received Best in Class honors. This year marks Radnor’s 20th Concours d’Elegance at the Radnor Hunt Club west of Philadelphia in the rolling Pennsylvania countryside. Something special is being planned to mark the anniversary of this growing — in the best possible way — event. ♦

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Ferrari Profile 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Rarity and race provenance shot this once-in-a-lifetime car into the stratosphere by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1957–58 Number produced: Four Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: Median price (one sale, this car), $35,067,816. This is also the high sale for this very rare car Tune-up cost: $4,000 Distributor caps: $450. The car requires four Chassis # location: Left frame member by steering box Engine # location: Right rear Club: Ferrari Club of America More: Alternatives: 1959 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1956 Maserati 300S, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 0674 Engine number: 0674 Internal number: 2 W ith its outstanding engineering, perfectly sketched lines, charismatic proportions, breathtaking race results and great drivers, the 335 S perfectly symbolizes Ferrari in the 1950s. The heart of sporting Italians beat to the rhythm of the Mille Miglia, which was to them “the greatest race in the world.” In 1956, Ferrari entered a new V12 sports racer along with their 4-cylinder cars to contest the event. The new 290 MM featured an overhead-cam, dual-ignition, 340-hp, 3.5-liter V12 engine derived from Ferrari’s Grand Prix single-seaters. The engine powered Eugenio Castellotti to victory. The 290 MM evolved into the quad-cam 290 S, then into a 3.8-liter 315 S. The final evolution of the line was the 4-liter Tipo 141 335 S. This four-cam, doubleignition, six-carb, 380-hp monster represented the most advanced engineering of its day. Ferrari chassis 0674 was built as a 315 S barchetta. After a run in the 1957 Sebring and Mille Miglia, 0674 was returned to the factory and upgraded to 4-liter 335 S specs for the Le Mans 24 Hours race. After Le Mans, the Ferrari then went back to the factory again, where the front was modified in the style of the 250 Testa Rossa “pontoon fender,” to help cool the brakes for the 60 Venezuelan Grand Prix. Venezuela was a battle between Ferrari and Maserati for the World Championship. The Maseratis all retired, clearing the way for Ferrari, who finished 1-2-3-4. The 2nd-place finish of Hawthorn-Musso in chassis 0674 played a major part in winning the title. Luigi Chinetti then bought 0674, sending it to Cuba, where, sporting the NART livery of blue with a white stripe, it drove to victory with Masten Gregory and Stirling Moss at the controls. After Cuba, Chinetti rented the car for various races — often with Gaston Andrey and Lance Reventlow as drivers. They had some excellent results, including a victory in the Road America 500 and on the circuits of Thompson and Watkins Glen. In 1960, the Ferrari was sold to Robert N. Dusek. Dusek sold the car to Pierre Bardinon, one of the most knowledgeable Ferrari collectors in the world. Bardinon sent the car to Fantuzzi to be restored to its original, non-pontoon configuration. The pontoon nose was restored for display and accompanies the car. Despite several lucrative offers, Bardinon refused to sell the 335 S. He saw this car as an essential part of his collection. It is rare that a racing car of this caliber is available for purchase. It has a clear and direct history, with no 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa pontoon fender Lot 357, s/n 0738TR Condition 2 Not sold at $10,700,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/13/10 SCM# 165590 Sports Car Market 1961 Ferrari 250 GTO Lot 3, s/n 3851GT Condition 3- Sold at $38,115,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244888 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Lot 221, s/n 0626 Condition 3+ Sold at $28,050,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 12/10/15 SCM# 270245 Christian Martin, courtesy of Artcurial

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uncertainty and a small number of owners. Such provenance, racing history and historical importance makes this one of the most important Ferraris in the history of motorsport. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 170, sold for $35,930,639, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Artcurial’s Rétromobile auction in Paris, FRA, on February 5, 2016. If you live across the pond, Artcurial’s French sale of chassis 0674 makes it the most expensive automobile ever to sell at auction. In the new colony, though, the sale fell short of the title by a few million dollars. The discrepancy is the result of currency exchange rates, time and location. Bonhams sold a Ferrari 250 GTO for $38,115,000 at their Quail Lodge sale during the 2014 Monterey Car Week. At that time, the euro and pound were much stronger against the dollar, and the converted values were less than the 335 S sale. As sales are normally quoted in the seller’s currency, the GTO still has the top-dollar value. Death forces breakup of collection The exact story of the sale of the 335 S is a bit muddy and depends on your ability to read French court records. The general theme goes that while Pierre Bardinon was good at making money, he was poor at estate planning. When he died in 2012, he left his children with a huge estate — and not enough cash to pay taxes. The problem fueled infighting among the children and eventually ended up in the French courts. The French tax collector took a keen interest in the estate and pushed for prompt payment of the taxes. The result was that part of the estate would have to be sold to satisfy taxes. Moreover, to protect France’s interest, the assets had to be sold in France by a French auction company. The 335 S became the target of the sale, with Artcurial as the auction house. One of three and a superstar The 335 S is an exceptional car with a notable history. It was the superstar of Bardinon’s collection of stars. There were only four 335 S Ferraris built, and with one destroyed, only three are left. Well-heeled collectors own the other two 335 S Ferraris, so 0674 may be the only 335 S available during the next couple decades. The 21-year-old son of a prominent Midwestern collector, assisted by a prominent auctioneer, won the bid. The car will be going to a home just miles from the buyer of the ex-Bardinon 290 MM from December’s RM/Sotheby’s auction. In a twist worth noting, following the sale, stories popped up that soccer star Lionel Messi bought the car. An Italian real-estate company hijacked the story by releasing a statement claiming they had made the deal. It was a juicy story that got picked up by news outlets that should have known better — including the Washington Post. An under-the-radar star car This was a trophy purchase, but I think one of opportunity over ego. If the buyer was looking for recognition, this is the wrong car. Only a minute percentage of the automotive community would recognize the car, and an even smaller number would know anything about its accomplishments. This car is the van Gogh that has been in a family collection for a generation — not the “Mona Lisa” that half the world would recognize. Owning this car is about owning the object of imagination. It’s sitting in the seat and knowing some of the greatest drivers in history sat right where you are. It’s looking over the windshield and seeing the checkered flag at Cuba. This was a purchase of passion over investment. Artcurial estimated the sale at 28 million to 32 million euros. The car sold for a little over 32 million euros. It beat the sale of the very similar ex-Bardinon 290 MM by about $7.5 million. The numbers are consistent with expectations, with no drama seen. The real story here is estate planning. As seen in some other car collections, Bardinon’s joy became an albatross to his family after his death. As a result of his failure to plan, he subjected his family to years of unnecessary anguish and expense. Should you be in a similar position, the time to plan is now. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial Motorcars.) May 2016 61

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English Profile 1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Coupe Nothing wrong here, so why so cheap? Perhaps it was just drowned under a heavy wave of more expensive cars by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1954–57 Number produced: 8,937 (1,959 LHD coupes) Original list price: $4,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $84,100; high sale, $181,500 Chassis # location: On plate riveted to firewall or inner wing Engine # location: Right side of block, (carbs side), on oil filter mount, and rear face of cylinder head Distributor cap: $18 (£11.95 on eBay) Tune-up cost: $400 Club: The XK Register More: Alternatives: 1953–57 Aston Martin DB2/4, 1954–63 AC Aceca, 1955–57 Chevrolet Corvette V8 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC OTS Lot S672, s/n S810008 Condition 2Sold at $121,000 Chassis number: S814978 Engine number: G56178S I 62 n October 1954, the Jaguar XK 120’s replacement was launched and given the name XK 140. The new car offered more interior space — a result of the engine being moved forward three inches — and more precise rack-and-pinion steering was fitted. The fixed-head coupe iteration offered 2+2 seating. The standard engine produced 190 horsepower, whilst the Special Equipment (SE) version, with the C-type head, produced 210 horsepower and had a top speed in excess of 135 mph. The XK 120 was lauded the world over and tremen- dously successful in motor racing, so it is no surprise that Jaguar decided to carry over the best elements of the 120 when introducing the XK 140. And so Jaguar offered the same three body styles as its predecessor: the drophead, the roadster (open two-seater), and the fixed-head coupe. According to its JDHT certificate, the XK 140 SE fixed-head coupe presented here was originally finished in Birch Gray and exported to the United States in 1955. Today, the Jaguar shows 93,566 miles on its odometer and is finished in a stunning shade of dark blue with red leather hide. It is in very nice condition. The car benefited from over €10,000 ($14,000) worth of mechanical renovation in 2014 to bring it up to its current standard. The car is fitted with Schroth seat belts, a fire extinguisher in the passenger’s footwell, a stop clock, and a battery isolator key. This XK 140 would be the perfect vehicle in which to enjoy historic endurance or regularity rallies around the globe. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 130, sold for $61,944, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s sale in Paris, FRA, on February 3, 2016. Full disclosure: I have not seen this car in person. But luckily SCMer and XK 140 owner Joseph Seminetta did, as he was covering the RM Sotheby’s sale, and I am indebted to him for his description of the car — and his notes and guidance. First off, this car looked unusually cheap, as sharp XK 140 coupes retail in the U.K. in the £75k–£90k ($114k– $136k) range, depending on how ambitious the dealer is. By pure coincidence, the day before Executive Editor 1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Lot 64, s/n S814371DN Condition: 1Sold at $135,453 Bonhams, Spa, BEL, 5/18/14 SCM# 243943 Sports Car Market 1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Lot 164, s/n S814386 l Condition 1Sold at $115,500 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/15 SCM# 256954 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/15/15 SCM# 266139 Tom Gidden ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Chester Allen asked me to profile this XK, I had driven one almost identical at U.K. dealer Pendine, which was asking a similar price to this — £52,500 ($74,362). On that car, the paint was rough, but in its favor it was a very origi- nal, home-market, right-hand-drive car that had never been significantly apart. So the door fit — often a weak point on these, especially restored cars — was as-factory, and it drove as you’d imagine it did when it left Browns Lane 61 years ago. Maybe better, as it sported discs from a Mk IX Jag, plus two-inch SU carburetors. Deciphering XK 140 coding Our subject car was in the same price range, and it was an SE model (designated MC for U.S.-supplied cars), which confers an extra 20 bhp over the standard 190, but it didn’t appear to be as original, with a slightly indifferent repaint, a re-trim at some point, and engine/cylinder head number G56178S, which might or might not be the original. The head was painted red, some of it having flaked to silver, with traces of green at the edges. Standard cars had the A-type head unpainted, while SEs had the option of the C-type head painted red. Green means a B-type head. Confusingly, all XK 140s had G engine number prefixes. Both standard and SE could have 7 or 8:1 compression ratios, and in this case it’s 8:1, as denoted by the 8 suffix. This car also has an S suffix stamped in the cylinder head, further adding weight to the claim that it’s a C-type head. A real C-type head has C cast in the vee between the camshaft hous- ings, but we couldn’t see that, although it did wear “Type C”-badged cam covers. The S prefix on the chassis number denotes SE spec. So let’s as- sume that the head, at least, is the correct spec, but without access to the JDHT certificate, there’s no way of telling if the motor is the original. Generally, unless an auction catalog specifically makes the claim that the subject car is numbers-matching — with the same major componentry it had as it left the factory — I assume it’s not. As an SE, it should have spotlights mounted above the front bumper just inboard of the indicators, but that’s a minor detail, and the car looks cleaner without them. Some warts, but a lot of good, too With harnesses and a tripmeter, it had obviously been used for ral- lies, and it rode on quite fat radials. For all that, the body looks straight and the door fit was pretty good. As usual, some of the chrome was pitted — the door and trunk handles always get a bit pickled on these — and if the taillight castings are smooth, they’re probably repros. Some of the body moldings were wavy. Joe Seminetta noted that the trunk lid was reluctant to latch, al- though RM Sotheby’s staffers managed in the end. There were no tools included, but it did have a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate confirming it was what it said it was, although I wish I could have seen it to check whether it still had the original motor. “I rated the condition as 3-minus,” Seminetta said. “It had thick, wavy, non-original paint (color change from Birch Gray). Pieces of its molding were falling off. “The chrome was deeply pitted. Panel fit was about correct. The interior was a bit nicer (if you can look past the Schroth racing straps and fire extinguisher),” he said. “The wood was nicely finished (not claimed to be original). The seats had a nice patina but are also not claimed to be original.” So, why so cheap? All that sounds normal, and I don’t think there was anything funda- mentally wrong with this car. Add points for SE spec, take some away for non-original color — maybe take away a few more for a replacement engine — and the fact that it’s obviously been used for rallies. But the reason for the lowish price might be more basic than spec and condition — down to the caliber and location of the sale. In a room full of much-more-expensive cars (and more to choose from the same Rétromobile week at Bonhams and Artcurial, which sold the Ferrari 335 S for $35.7m), perhaps our XK 140 SE just got slightly overlooked in more exalted company. If that was the case, and there was nothing seriously wrong here, the successful bidder bought well. The catalog description touted it as “the perfect historic rally entrant,” and I’d say that’s spot-on. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato These cars rarely cross the block, and this price was right in line with recent private sales by Donald Osborne Details Number produced: 402 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $33,300; high sale, $80,799 (this car) Tune-up cost: $375 Chassis # location: Engine bulkhead, on plate and stamped into body Engine # location: Intake side of block Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club More: Alternatives: 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport, 1972 Porsche 911T, 1972 Renault Alpine A110 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato Lot 205, s/n 818750001606 Condition 3 Sold at $49,264 Chassis number: AR3060043 T he 1600 Junior Zagato we are offering has had only three owners. The most recent is a passionate collector of Italian cars, particularly sports models, that are light and pleasant to drive. This car still has the “Blu Francia” color with which it left the factory. The body was repainted in 2010, with very careful detailing. The interior is in a very good original condition and still has its period Zagato carpet, which is impossible to find nowadays. The matching chassis and engine numbers have been validated by the Centro Documentazione Alfa Romeo. The car features new GTA alloy rims and comes with its original registration documents. Our drive confirmed a particularly strong and agile car. This model is particularly exclusive, and Ercole Spada, the famous Zagato chief designer, considers it one of his best designs. Made on the base of the Giulia but with the chassis shortened by 10 cm (3.9 inches), it features a Zagato body, which, in addition to offering a beautiful shape, also made the car lighter. First offered as a 1300, the Junior Zagato became a 1600 in 1972. In this configuration, the production run was just 402 units, perhaps because of the significantly higher price compared to the standard coupe. It is indeed a model of great rarity. In addition to these features, the example that we offer has the advantage of being well maintained and preserved in careful hands, which is very important for this type of car. 64 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 120, sold for $82,787, including buyer’s premium, at the Artcurial Rétromobile sale in Paris, FRA, on February 5, 2016. Offered at no reserve, this rare Alfa achieved a price over twice the median listed in the new-format SCM Pocket Price Guide and sold for 25% more than the previously recorded auction high sale. Does this mean the Zagato-bodied version of the Alfa GTV is on a price tear? The answer is yes, but this sale doesn’t represent a market-leading result. What this transaction reflects are two realities of to- day’s market: First, concentration on the visible public auction mar- ket can be a problem when placing the sale of a rarely traded car into context. Second, the market trend of specificity is marching on. Looking from the broadest view and working our way in, as always, we begin with basic attributes of value. Limited-production Zagatos on the rise Special-bodied, limited production variants of cars with well-known and well-regarded mechanicals have been the focus of increased enthusiast collector interest in the past five years. Among those cars, the output of Carrozzeria Zagato has been among the most desired, with an accompanying rise in values. On the other hand, the most-prized Zagato cars are those designed and built for competition. Like Sports Car Market 1975 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato Lot 206, s/n AR3060249 Condition 4Sold at $24,093 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/1/12 SCM# 192607 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato Lot 26, s/n AR3060043 Condition 3 Sold at $60,925 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/20/13 SCM# 228598 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 11/2/14 SCM# 256304 Courtesy of Artcurial

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its older sister, the 2600 Sprint Zagato, the Junior Z was conceived as a stylish touring car rather than as a racer. By the time the Junior Z was built, Zagato was running an actual factory. It was no longer a tiny artisanal workshop, but a home for the production of serious numbers of cars using pressed-steel body panels. The number of cars built was certainly much smaller than the tens to hundreds of thousands turned out in the main factories, but these were not hand-hammered aluminum jewels. Alongside the line for the Alfa was that for the Lancia Fulvia Sport. A total 1,108 of the 1300 Junior Z were made from 1968 through 1972, with 402 of the 1600 from 1972 to 1975. This compares to just under 7,000 of all versions of the Fulvia Sport, in 1,200-cc, 1,300-cc and 1,600-cc variants. Why the disparity? The styling of the Junior Z is, in my opinion, quite wonderful. It is a late-1960s design that looks forward to the angular style that defined the 1970s. Simple, elemental and reduced to essentials, the car reflects the best in what Zagato had to visually offer. But it also has a certain plainness that is more acceptable in a competition car than a GT tourer. As it wasn’t actually a car to race, it can tend to simply look cheap. The materials Alfa used in the interior in particular are not terribly special — especially when compared to the standard Bertone GTV. The pre-Fiat Fulvia Sport was heads and shoulders more refined in design detail and materials than the Junior Z. That is certainly evident in the Series 1 cars from 1965 to 1967, which have much more detail and finer materials. It can be argued that the Alfa became a more interesting car to drive and better detailed as it aged, and the opposite can be said for the Lancia as Fiat’s hand took hold after 1969. Nevertheless, the Lancia handily outsold the Alfa at all times in its life — and for a reason. A great driver and easy to repair The next attributes of value to consider are historic importance, us- ability and ease of ownership. Historically, the Junior Z takes its place in the long line of Zagato Alfa Romeos, with little apology despite its lack of competition history. As with the GTV on which it is based, the Junior Z is entertaining to drive, roomy considering its diminutive dimensions and has sufficient luggage capacity to be a great weekender. As the mechanicals are identical to those found in the Giulia coupes, spiders and sedans, they are easy to deal with. Body panels and some trim parts are a very different story, however. Junior Z-specific body parts are expensive — when you can find them. Sold at a market-correct price As is sometimes the case with rare cars such as the Junior Z, market availability varies greatly. At times a potential buyer has six or seven from which to choose; at others, none can be found at all. In most cases, as none were officially imported to the United States, it’s more likely that any that are available will be found in Europe. In October 2015, I was in Italy and engaged in an active search for a 1300 or 1600 Junior Z. I located four examples, two of each type. One of the 1600s was a yellow one-owner car that had been off the road for seven years and needed, in addition to recommissioning, a bit of minor bodywork. The second was a silver car that had been restored in 2012 and very well maintained since. The asking on the former was approximately $56,000, the latter $72,000. In overall description, our subject car seems to be similar to the silver car, and given the 16% buyer’s commission, sold for about that asking price. Given the current market’s distinction between cars ready to use and those requiring work, the price paid here is exactly in line with the private-sale market. Sold and bought right on the money for a car that hopefully has no needs. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) May 2016 65

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German Profile Column Author 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Will the 918 be the first Porsche supercar to hold its early appreciation? by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 2014–15 Number produced: 918 Original list price: Base, $848,000; Weissach “lightweight,” $929,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $1,677,500; high sale, $1,760,000 Tune-up/major service cost: The 918 is self-tuning. A change of spark plugs is $1,831. Chassis # location: Black plaque/silver type on inner front fender Club: Porsche Club of America More: Alternatives: 2013–15 McLaren P1, 2013–15 LaFerrari, 2016 Koenigsegg Regera, 2015 Veyron La Finale SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: WPOCA2A13FS800804 I n the 21st century, more than ever, cutting-edge automotive technology has been playing a massive role in the design and development of supercars. While the century’s first batch of supercars — the Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and Ferrari Enzo — all sported large, naturally aspirated engines, the next 10 years would see sweeping changes and developments in hybrid technology. Manufacturers quickly realized that hybrid pow- ertrains could not only be used to reduce emissions and create highly fuel-efficient vehicles but could also be used to increase performance in ultra-high-performance sports cars. By using the electric powertrain to support the conventional powertrain at its weakest, performance could be pushed to boundaries never thought possible, all while decreasing emissions in an industry becoming ever more scrutinized for carbon pollution. The 918 is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine, produc- ing 608 brake horsepower, and the electric powertrain, powered by two electric motors, producing 279 brake horsepower, making for a total hybrid output of 887 brake horsepower. Mated to the Porsche’s incredible Doppelkupplung 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, performance is breathtaking, to say the least. It could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.6 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 345 km/h (214 mph). Furthermore, the car can be run solely on electric power, with a maximum range of 31 km (19 miles). In an effort to further intensify the 918’s driving experience, buyers could opt for the Weissach package for their 918. For a price of $80,000, numerous modifications were made to make the car as light as possible. Many parts of the interior normally swathed in leather 66 were replaced with lighter Alcantara, and carbon fiber replaced a large portion of aluminum components. Super-lightweight magnesium wheels were fitted, and the windscreen frame, roof, rear wings and rear-view mirrors were also made out of carbon fiber. This accounted for a reduction of 99 pounds of weight over the standard 918 Spyder and an instantly discernible increase in performance. This 918 Produced in late 2014 as a 2015 model, this particular 918 Spyder is an incredibly highly optioned example. First and foremost, it is outfitted with the desirable Weissach package, further increasing its performance. Its exterior color is a “paint to sample” Metallic White that is unavailable as a standard color, and the interior is black with Acid Green highlights with Alcantara and seat belts with matching Acid Green accent stripes. Furthermore, the car is fitted with the front-axle lift system, the glare-reducing interior package, automatic air conditioning, Porsche’s wonderful Burmester surround sound stereo system, and the optional cup holder. It was delivered new to the United States and is currently in the hands of its second owner. Sparingly driven, the car’s odometer reads less than 1,500 miles from new. Following a full clear-bra wrap, the car remains in flawless condition inside and out. As Porsche’s most high-tech supercar since the 959, the 918 Spyder is sure to become a future collectible. Yet as a fully roadworthy and capable automobile with fourwheel drive, it is considered by many to be the easiest to drive of the hybrid-hypercar trio and could be driven on a daily basis if so desired. 1995 McLaren F1 Lot 44, s/n SA9AB5C7S1048031 Condition 1- Not sold at $10,750,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245013 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Lot 133, s/n VF9SV2C24DM795020 Condition 1- Sold at $2,420,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245021 1995 McLaren F1 Lot 146, s/n 062 Condition 2 Sold at $3,575,000 Gooding &Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/14/2010 SCM# 165783 Sports Car Market Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 148, sold for $1,595,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Phoenix, AZ, on January 28, 2016. When Porsche introduced the 918 at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show, the firm’s newest entry into the supercar market was exciting — but less convincing and motivating than it became later. Early reports talked about 500 horsepower from the normally aspi- rated V8 engine, another 250 horsepower from the two electric motors — and a $500,000-plus price. Three and a half years later, at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the production car was unveiled and reactions warmed. Porsche buyers are not like the Ferrari collectors who enthusiastically accept any low-production special model the factory offers because it will appreciate and become an instant classic. Porsche had to work diligently to sell these cars. Enthusiasts did not trust the exotic technology, and the price, nearing $1 million, was offputting, especially since the 2004–05 Carrera GT depreciated after its introduction. Porsche outreach was direct and personal to known collectors and previous special-model purchasers. Porsche pushed the car’s exotic specifications and its performance. The first-ever Nürburgring subseven-minute lap by a production-series automobile helped. Buyers fell into line. By December 2014, the 918-unit production run was finally sold out, with almost 300 coming to the United States. What did 918 buyers get? Owners bought a hyper-hybrid of 887 horsepower, 608 from the 4.6- liter V8 (very loosely derived from the RS Spyder V8) with 279 more horsepower from the electric motors — 154 on the rear axle and 125 on the front —with 994 foot-pounds of torque. It had a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic. Human shifts slowed it down. Energy storage was via a 312-cell, liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery, charged both by a plug-in and regenerative braking. The battery pack was warranted for seven years. The chassis was a carbon-fiberreinforced plastic monocoque. Car and Driver’s test of the 918 resulted in a 0–60 mph acceleration time of 2.2 seconds, the fastest the magazine had ever recorded, besting the Veyron. The car reached 0–100 mph in 4.9 seconds, 0–180 mph in 17.5 seconds, a quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 210 mph. The best quote also came from C&D: “Every time you floor it, you get a preview of your first (or next) facelift.” The magazine noted that application of the hybrid’s prodigious power was seamless and that the 15.4-inch brakes were just as good. For almost a million dollars Pricing was $848,000 in base form or $929,000 for the Weissach pack- age that lowered the car’s weight by 80 pounds, largely from substituting interior and wheel materials. $1,000 per pound is now the price for additional exclusivity. The 918 Spyder is the best ever in the pantheon of Porsche supercars. There were really only three previous Porsche supercars: The 959 was first, from the mid-1980s, and it featured very advanced engineering for the era, including computer-controlled 4-wheel drive, aluminum and carbon-fiber panels, and 440 horsepower. Porsche built 337 of them. The 1998 911 GT1 was a mid-engine two-seater derived from the racing 962 with 544 horsepower. It was a homologation special for its eponymous racing brother. With just 22 road-going examples, it was a step forward in race-car-derived performance, but it was not noteworthy for cutting-edge technology. The Carrera GT of 2004–05 was next, built in 1,270 examples. It fea- tured a V10 of 605 horsepower based on the ill-fated Footwork Formula One engine. Historically, Porsche supercars sold over MSRP during the delivery months — and then declined in value. Down the road 10-plus years, those tables turned, and all three earlier cars became highly collectible. Will this instant appreciation last? Will the 918 Spyder be a noteworthy deviation? The enthusiastic re- ception from the motoring press and early owners created escalating demand. A million-dollar Weissach edition was selling for $1,200,000 to $1,350,000 by the spring of 2015. By the fall they were $1,500,000– $1,600,000 — with asking prices as high as $2,000,000, especially for special-order paint in bright hues. Today, there are at least 10 for sale in the United States, most in the asking range of $1,500,000 to $1,800,000. Of course, the 918 was introduced into a frothy automobile market. One could easily argue that the market as much as the car created this scene. 959s were also steaming up in price until the 1990 crash. Our auction result reinforced what we see in the marketplace. Buyers who sought an investment vehicle didn’t want the auction car, as it had 1,500 miles and two previous owners. Further, the special-order paint was just a variation of white. All things considered, $1,595,000 for this Weissach edition seemed in line. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) May 2016 67

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American Profile 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible Collectors are starting to snap up early models of this serpent, and low mileage drove up the price on this one by Jay Harden Details Year produced: 1992–96 Number produced: 3,083 (1994) Original list price: $54,500 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $32,200; high sale, $60,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: N/A Chassis # location: Base of windshield, driver’s side Engine # location: Serial number on lower right front, above oil pan; VIN stamped in rear of block near bellhousing Club: More: Alternatives: 1992–95 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1, 2001–04 Corvette Z06, 1999 Shelby Series 1 roadster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Lot 2418, s/n 1B3BR65E2PV200706 Condition 2+ Sold at $47,850 Leake Auctions, Oklahoma City, OK, 2/22/14 Chassis number: 1B3BR65E8RV102671 • 8-liter, 450-hp aluminum V10 engine • 6-speed manual overdrive transmission • Power steering • Power disc brakes • Factory air conditioning • Original window sticker • Part of Falbo Collection • Only 431 original miles SCM Analysis This car, Lot 2505, sold for $42,000, including buyer’s premium, at Leake Auction Company’s Oklahoma City sale on February 20, 2016. Can you remember the first time you saw a Dodge Viper in the flesh? I can. It was red, of course. I remember being struck by how dangerous it looked, even as it posed topless, spinning on a turntable while a wall of middle-aged men ogled its sexiness. To get a better look, I weaseled my way through the crowd, all of whom were intoxicated with the curvaceous form in front of them. I popped up at the edge of the stage — just as the fattest radials I’d ever seen swung slowly by, and, just like that, the 15-inch wheel 68 was dead to me. I can still remember gawking at those long, red ple- nums under the hood of that voluptuous, instantly recognizable silhouette — and thinking someone was going to be in big trouble whenever their boss found out what they’d done. I was only a bratty tween then, incapable of interpreting the measurements — that 488-ci engine with 400 horsepower and 465 foot pounds of torque — the way the more mature, experienced crowd could. But I knew enough to know that I was witnessing the introduction of something special. Bringing muscle back from the dead The 1980s saw video kill the radio star, and very nearly managed to strangle the life out of American OEM performance for good. Sure, Pontiac Fieros, digital speedometers and T-tops were pretty rad, but there was virtually nothing posterworthy coming out of Detroit at the time. Much has changed in the near quarter-century that has passed since I was first introduced to the Viper — I became a middle-aged man — but I don’t think any of us could’ve imagined then how influential that shiny red 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Lot S175, s/n 1B3BR65E9RV100184 Condition 3Sold at $39,990 Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 9/29/06 SCM# 43206 Sports Car Market 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Lot S62, s/n 1B3BR65E4RV100299 Condition 2+ Sold at $57,200 Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 2/23/13 SCM# 215470 SCM# 239105 Courtesy of Leake Auction Company

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monster would be. When Bob Lutz and Tom Gale began re-imagining the American supercar back in the late 1980s, they were trying to relight a fire that had been extinguished — pitifully and without ceremony — nearly two decades prior — and they weren’t the only ones. Keep in mind that the Corvette, the closest thing to a true American sports car, had been very nearly choked to death under the grip of federal regulations (180 horsepower in 1980!). Ford was still hanging in there with the decade-old Fox-bodied Mustang, but by the early 1990s, that car was most aptly suited to Vanilla Ice music videos. None of the Big Three were offering much to be proud of, but it was Dodge/Chrysler — the company that gave the world the Hemi and several of the most iconic muscle car legends ever built — which had fallen the hardest. Looking back, it almost seems as if the Big Three all decided they’d had enough all at once. The early ’90s gave us the ZR-1 Corvette and dramatically improved pony cars in the SN95 Mustang and the fourth-gen Camaro, but it was the Viper — and its ginormous 488-ci V10 engine — that allowed us to dream again. A bare-bones road burner The very idea of cramming 400 horsepower into a factory-built, side-piped ma- chismo machine blew my mind in the most amazing way possible. The kids these days may not be very impressed with that number, what with their Hellcats and their supercharged LT4s and Coyotes, but back then, 400 horsepower was an achievement of heroic proportions — OEM or not. Alhough the exterior styling may appear a bit pillowy and plasticky when compared to the edgy aggression of today’s models, the first generation RT/10 was a bare-bones assault on the performance standard — just like the Cobra it was built to emulate. The cars lacked virtually all the nanny-tech that has since become standard-issue equipment in the ever-advancing effort to protect overly enthusiastic drivers from themselves, and, as a result, this Viper can be a quite a handful at full song. Like a disgruntled Stepford wife, those massive 335s had a nasty reputation for step- ping out unexpectedly and leaving nothing but an expensive pile of yard art in their wake. As the serpentine-derived name implies, excessive provocation often results in someone getting bit. The fact that enthusiasts now have numerous factory-warrantied options pushing 25, 50, and even 75% more power than the Viper debuted with — many of those options sporting back seats — speaks volumes of the glorious new era of American performance in which we now live. Prices on the rise If the birth of this era could be attributed to one singular moment, the introduction of the Viper would certainly have to be on the short list. As prices continue to trend upward, it seems the majority of collectors would tend to agree with me. Chad Tyson recently reported in American Car Collector — SCM’s sister magazine — that sale prices for first-generation RT/10s are up over 50% from a mere four years ago, and I don’t expect we’ll see a decline anytime soon. We’re currently seeing average prices for first gens hovering a little north of $40k for the 1992 cars, and slowly dropping by about $10k by the time we get to the ’94 cars. Keep in mind that fewer than 4,500 cars were built over that three-year span, and fewer than 300 were available in the first year. Although the median prices over that span are fairly consistent, we’re likely to see more dramatic spikes in sales of first-year cars as they become available. It’s not red Unfortunately, our subject car is outfitted in argu- ably the least Viper-like of the four colors available in ’94. However, Viper Bright Yellow was also the lowestoptioned color offered, with well under 100 units produced, so there is an upside to the downside. The early RT/10s, like our subject car here, were also delivered sans roof, side windows, exterior door handles, and a/c in an effort to keep weight and production costs to a minimum. In my opinion, they should be kept that way. If ever a car wore a cheap toupee, it was a Viper RT/10. Get out and drive Although the ’94s like our subject car are far and away the most abundant of the first gens, they’re still a fairly rare bird — barely 3,000 were produced that year. Our car’s sale price was likely shifted northward due to the super-low mileage — 431 original miles — but the extra money spent only makes sense if this owner intends to continue the preservation efforts, which seems like torture to me. If you’re looking for one to drive, a lightly broken-in car with 20,000 or 30,000 more miles for $10,000 less is a deal that will likely continue to appreciate on a similar curve — without forcing you to miss out on all the fun. All things considered, I think we can call this a good deal all around. It may not be a first-year car or wearing the preferred red or black, but it does have exceptionally low mileage and was painted in the rarest color option. The buyer also benefits from the peace of mind that is often included with a purchase from a well-known collector, although those warm-and-fuzzies don’t always come free of charge. Assuming the new owner intends to tuck it away out of sight for a few years, we’re unlikely to see this one cross the block for anywhere near this number in the future — especially as more folks my age decide that we’ve been dreaming long enough. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Leake Auction Company) May 2016 69

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Race Car Profile 1975 Fiat-Abarth 124 Sport Rally Group 4 Spider A special car that is both original and fully usable carries a serious premium over any lesser examples by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1972–75 Number produced: 1,000 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $84,004; high sale, $175,262 (subject car) Cost per hour to rally: $300 Chassis # location: Unknown Engine # location: Unknown Club: Sporting Fiats Club More: Alternatives: 1965–73 Lancia Fulvia Rallye, 1972–74 BMW 2002 tii, 1975–77 Ford Escort RS 1800 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: Ayyxyxyx T he Fiat 124 Abarth Rally was a high-performance homologation special based on the 124 Sport Spider. First introduced in 1966 at the Turin Show and based on a shortened 124 saloon floor pan and running gear, the attractive Pininfarina-styled Sport Spider and its derivatives would prove an outstanding success for Fiat, over 200,000 being sold before production ended in 1982. The Abarth Rally first became available in November 1972, having been seen previously in prototype form at the Geneva Salon. Extensively revised with rallying in mind, the Abarth Rally featured independent rear suspension by McPherson struts, wider light-alloy wheels, flared wheelarches, fiberglass body panels, a 5-speed gearbox, limited-slip differential, an internal roll-over bar, rigid hard top, competition seats and a revised dashboard. The engine was a 1,756-cc twin-cam four producing 128 bhp in standard trim with 170 bhp available in full rallying tune. Homologated initially in Group 2, the Abarthmodified 124 Spider served as Fiat’s frontline rally car throughout 1973, achieving one World Championship victory. Re-homologated into Group 3 for 1974, the Abarth Rally picked up another World Championship win and several top-three finishes, but its finest hour would come in 1975 when, this time competing in Group 4, Maurizio Verini won the European Rally Championship at the wheel of the final, 16-valve version. Representing the 124 Abarth Rally in its ultimate evolution, the car offered here features the 16-valve cylinder 70 head and Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. The original Italian libretto lists the Fiat Auto Spa Rally Team as the first owner, and the second (from 1977) as Mr. Vanni Tacchini. Tacchini campaigned chassis 0092696 with his co-driver Gianti Simoni in the 1977 Rally di Sanremo and the Rally della Lana. The following year, Signore Tacchini got married, and for the following 30-odd years the car was stored in an air-conditioned garage. At some time, in his absence, the garage door was replaced with a narrower one, which was the reason the car was not moved until he decided to free it in time for the 40th anniversary celebrations of his old Scuderia Tre Gazzelle. Tacchini asked Domenico Fasano (ex-Abarth Racing Department) and Giovanni Baldi, another ex-Abarth engineer, to carefully recommission the car. Needless to say, the body did not need to be touched, as it had been remarkably well preserved, possessing a beautiful patina that could not be replicated. The Fiat was campaigned again from 2009 onwards on numerous historic rallies in Italy, among them the 4 Regioni, Lana Storico, Memorial Gino Macaluso, Memorial Zonca and the Valpantena. Its last outing was at the Revival Rally Valpantena in 2012. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 358, sold for $175,262, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ auction in Paris, France, on February 4, 2016. Okay, let’s start with the obvious: You can go out today and buy a good Fiat 124 Spider for 10 grand, maybe 15 1975 Ford Escort RS 1800 Lot 32, s/n 1CBA84889 Condition 2 Sold for $126,995 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 3/21/15 SCM# 264455 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF Group 4 Lot 266, s/n 818540002267 Condition 3+ Sold for $116,443 Artcurial Auctions, Paris, FRA, 11/2/14 SCM# 256326 1974 Fiat 124 Abarth CSA Lot 143, s/n 124CSA0077260 Condition 3+ Sold for $58,224 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 11/11/12 SCM# 214336 Sports Car Market Courtesy of RBonhams

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grand if you want a really nice one. For a little over 10 times that much, you could have bought today’s subject car, and it’s not even very shiny. There is obviously a story here, and it has to do with history, perfor- mance and exclusivity. Even common-as-dirt cars can have very special variants. A good place to start to understand this is to look at what Fiat was doing in the early 1970s. By this point, they were one of the largest car companies in Europe, owned Lancia completely and owned 50% of Ferrari. Fiat concentrated on building for the bottom to middle of the market, Lancia was the upper side of things, and of course, Ferrari handled the ultimate performance market. From a competition standpoint, Fiat divided up the responsibilities to limit the amount of direct competition between their various entities. Ferrari got World Championship sports cars and Formula One, and Lancia handled the professional rallying circuit. Fiat itself stayed in the game, but primarily sold rally cars to amateur competitors. This is not to suggest that Fiat wasn’t serious about the rally cars it built — only that its badge stayed with variations on production cars while Lancia’s Stratos was conceived, designed and built strictly as a championship-level competition rally racer that happened to be street legal. (The Stratos was immensely successful, winning the World Rally Championship in 1974, 1975 and 1976.) The Fiat 124 Sport Spider Fiat’s 124 Sport Spider was introduced in 1966 on a shortened floor pan of the 124 sedan. It had a Tom Tjaarda-designed body, with a shape reminiscent of his Ferrari 275 GTS design, and a belt-driven, twin-cam variation of the pushrod 124 engine (the first belt-driven cam drive in production history), with an optional 5-speed transmission driving a live-axle rear. As such, it proved well suited to amateur rally use through the late 1960s. Time and technology wait for no car, however, and by the early 1970s it was obvious that the 124 Spider was going to have to be upgraded to have any hope of staying competitive. In 1972, Fiat introduced the Fiat-Abarth 124 Rally, technically named the 124 CSA (C-Spider–Abarth) as a homologation special. The most obvious improvements were an independent rear suspension, disc brakes rather than drums on the back, fiberglass bonnet, boot and hard top along with aluminum doors and deleted bumpers to reduce weight — and an upgraded 1,800-cc engine. The 5-speed was now standard, and the car came with a factory- installed four-point rollover bar and wider alloy wheels. The fiberglass body parts were painted flat black, so there was no mistaking it for an ordinary 124 Spider. Like most homologation specials, it was limited production (1,000 built vs. about 200,000 total production) and available by special order only in Europe (it was not U.S.-legal) in only white, red or light blue. The Rally Spider proved to be a very effective tool for the purpose, and won the 1972 European Championship, but horsepower soon proved to be a limitation. Evolution into a screamer Fortunately, FIA had relaxed the rules regarding engine-tuning options, so Fiat was able to keep up. By 1975, the ultimate iteration of the Sport Rally spider had evolved from the 2-valve, Weber-carbureted 128-hp engine of 1972 to the 4-valve, mechanically fuel-injected, roughly 170-hp screamer that is in our subject car. I don’t know how many cars were built to this specification, but there weren’t many; it was basically just the factory team cars that went this far, as there was no claim to street usability. In 1975, Fiat won the European Championship with a sister car (a Lancia Stratos won the more-challenging World Championship), after which the 124 was retired in favor of the newer Fiat 131. The only collectible Fiat 124s Of all the various Fiat 124 cars built, the Rally Spiders are the only ones that are considered collectible. The old rule of “special then, special now” applies, as these cars were important in their time and remain distinctive, rare, fast — and an excellent weapon if you want to go play in European classic car rallying. American classic rallies are basically just tours — not competitive events — so a serious rally car would be wasted. Of these cars, the most exotic, rare and important are the late factory team cars like our subject. On top of this is fortuitous history. The car rallied competitively, and then it was put away in air-conditioned storage for 30 years before it was carefully recommissioned and respectfully used. As such, our subject car has the provenance and patina of a true survi- vor. It is not a restored or reconstructed imagining of the way something used to be. In my business, one of the basic mantras is “a car is only original once,” and a car that is both original and fully usable carries a serious premium over any lesser examples. There is actually a great tradition of highly collectible racing vari- ants of otherwise relatively ordinary cars. Austin Sebring Sprites, Mini Cooper S cars with serious history and Porsche factory team 911s are good examples. Don’t think of this as a Fiat 124 Spider — think of it as a fire-breathing, factory-special Italian rally car and you won’t be far wrong. It sold for a fraction of the cost of a Lancia Stratos and isn’t out of line with any other top-line rally cars that it would have raced against. I would say fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) May 2016 71

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Next Gen Profile 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo A factory-built Testarossa convertible created for Gianni Agnelli is a one-off for the ages. Try to find another one by Joseph T. Seminetta Details Year produced: 1986 Number produced: One Original list price: This factory one-off was never for public sale Current SCM Valuation: This one-off car has the same median and high sale price, which is $1,322,980 Chassis # location: N/A Engine # location: N/A Club: Ferrari Club of America More: Alternatives: 2008 Ferrari SP1, 2009 Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta, 2012 Ferrari Superamerica 45 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: ZFFTA30B000062897 Engine number: F113A518 F errari never developed the Testarossa into a spider version for production. There were a handful of wealthy collectors who, wanting to own a convertible version of this sublime model, commissioned a derivative from coachbuilders such as Richard Straman in the United States. The Ferrari Testarossa on offer is exceptionally unique. It was built specially at Maranello for l’Avvocato Gianni Agnelli, to mark the anniversary of his taking over the multinational company Fiat. According to Ferrari archives, the construction of the body started on February 27, 1986, and was finished and delivered on June 16, 1986. It was registered in Turin with the personalized number plate TO 00000G. The service book, in the name of I.F.I Spa (the financial company owned by Gianni Agnelli) recorded the warranty as starting on June 13, 1986. Looking closely at this very special Testarossa, it is clear that it has been very carefully designed. It was not simply a case of crudely removing the roof and replacing it with a hood and rear cover. This totally unique spider presents the opportunity to buy a one-off car designed by the factory for the most famous Italian industrialist and businessman, Gianni Agnelli. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 116, sold for $1,355,532, including buyer’s premium, at Artcurial’s auction in Paris, FRA, on February 5, 2016. If you were not there, it is too easy to make fun of the 1980s. While the music and fashion choices of the day were certainly questionable, sports car design and per- 72 formance made an epic comeback during this memorable decade. Ferrari and its customers have always coveted their 12-cylinder engines in both racing and street trim. Yet Ferrari did not sell a 12-cylinder car in the United States for over a decade. That would all change in 1984 with the introduction of its new 12-cylinder supercar. Enter the Testarossa The Testarossa made its public debut in October 1984 at the Paris Auto Show. Prior to this, Ferrari dealers from throughout the globe were invited to Maranello. Rick Mancuso of Lake Forest Sportscars in Lake Bluff, IL, recalls the emotion and significance of this event. “We were excited to just meet Enzo in the flesh,” Mancuso said. “We were bused to a walled-off courtyard surrounding a lone covered car. When we saw the Testarossa for the first time, applause, tears and wine flowed. It was an automotive religious experience that I am still reminded of whenever I see a Testarossa.” The new supercar kept Maranello traditions only when they did not hinder performance or aesthetics. The first Testarossas still had knockoff wheels (although made in lightweight magnesium) with the odd-sized and dated Michelin TRX tire system. However, this car was created in a modern wind tunnel for minimal drag and maximum downforce. Pininfarina — rather than Scaglietti — built the bodies. The engines were fitted with high-compression, dry-sump engines with 12 separate injectors. The resulting supercar was the most outrageous and aggressive automotive design since Lamborghini released the Countach. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Straman Lot 5074, s/n ZFFSA17A760065417 Condition 2+ Sold at $73,700 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/12/14 SCM# 232052 1988 Ferrari Testarossa (ex-Nigel Mansell) Lot 350, s/n ZFFAA17C000079325 Condition 2 Sold at $153,258 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/27/14 SCM# 244706 1988 Ferrari Testarossa Lot 153, s/n ZFFSA175000077206 Condition 2 Sold at $128,857 Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 3/28/15 SCM# 264703 Sports Car Market Christian Martin, courtesy of Artcurial

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Gianni Agnelli’s one-off car What do you buy the richest man in modern Italian history, who owns half of your company and is rather particular about bespoke fashion and flair? In 1986, Ferrari constructed a beautiful one-off, custom-built spider version of Ferrari’s new masterpiece for Fiat boss Gianni Agnelli. The car was purposefully not painted in Ferrari red, but in silver, denoting the scientific symbol AG and matching the monogram of its special owner. The rear Ferrari logo was specially cast in real silver. Agnelli reportedly had a leg injury, which made clutch operation dif- ficult. Ferrari had an answer that may have kicked off a new generation of transmissions. The beginning of the end of manual gearboxes Even in 1986, Ferrari may have questioned the future of the standard manual transmission. For this special car, Maranello employed French clutch special- ist Valeo to provide an electro-mechanical actuated system that could engage and disengage the clutch in only 0.02 seconds. Lancia used a similar system in back-to-back World Rally Championships. Despite its complexity, the street Valeo system has an excellent reputa- tion for reliability. On the Testarossa spider, the driver has the choice of changing gears manually or activating the Valeo electronic clutch system. A Valeo system was later installed on production Mondials — but without a clutch pedal. Several years later, Ferrari built a special F40 with a Valeo transmission for Agnelli. Better looking than the coupe? Style is always subjective, but cutting the top off of a subject’s head rarely increases its beauty. This car may be the rare exception. The spider is better looking than the coupe. The missing roof de- emphasizes the “cheese grater” side panels. An added panel behind the seats is noticeably lower than the front rake, creating the spider silhouette — and distinguishing itself from the Targa tops of the plebeian 328s. The electric top was not down when SCM’s man on the ground viewed the lot at the Artcurial Auction preview, but photos show the horizontal spinnaker-like assembly neatly fitted under a hinged cover behind the front seats. According to the September 1987 issue of Road and Track, “a very small, body-colored hard top was fitted when the spider was tested by the factory.” This, however, was not included in the auction sale. It took the factory four months to complete production of this single automobile. Cost and safety may have been the reasons Maranello never produced a production spider. This created an opportunity for Straman and Pininfarina to produce aftermarket conversions. Low miles and nearly new Approximately 23,000 km (14,291 miles) is on the clock. The car’s second owner drove most of those miles. While there was some chatter that the paint was not 100% original, our on-the-ground SCM analyst conservatively rated the car a 1-. Mr. Agnelli owned the car for just over four-and-a-half years, and it was rumored that the Agnelli family sold the car at a poker game. While there are obviously no direct comparative sales, it would not have surprised me if this lot had sold for multiples of the final sale price. What price would you pay for the rarest — and perhaps most beautiful — Testarossa, custom-built for Italian royalty? Sorry, sir, you missed the boat Thirty-plus years have passed since the Testarossa’s unveiling. Those who had Testarossa posters as teenagers are now buying the cars of their dreams — just as generations before did with E-types, 356s and Daytonas. Not long ago, you could have your choice of garden-variety Testarossa coupes (of which they produced over 7,000 during their model run) for under $70k. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. At RM Sotheby’s February 3, 2016, Paris auction, I reviewed Lot 105, a time-capsule 1989 Testarossa coupe that sold for $210,610. Of course, should you desire a Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo, you will have to make a convincing offer to the new owner of the only one in existence. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) May 2016 73

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Next Gen Profile The Cumberford Perspective It was good to be Gianni Agnelli, the modern-day King of Italy By Robert Cumberford I t doesn’t matter who became the third owner of this magnificent one-off Ferrari, as she (or he) will never be as rich as the first: Gianni Agnelli, head of Fiat and a man able to command his own completely legal personalized license plate in a country that doesn’t have such things; get his own bespoke transmission system from a major industry supplier; and who, as the late Umberto Eco noted, never had to answer his own telephone because there were vast corps of minions to do it for him. I always liked Agnelli’s penchant for wearing button-down collars, but never actually buttoning them because he didn’t have to. He was omnipotent. In Italy, anyway. So this car has to be one of the most perfectly and carefully built Ferraris ever to exist. That it looks pretty good and doubtlessly goes very well indeed is less important than the history of whose it was. The clumsy styling of the homemade-looking flat rear deck and top cover suggests that Pininfarina’s best stylists were busy at something else when this transforma tion was executed, but it’s still a dramatic and absolutely splendid, little-used vehicle that deserves to get out and build up tens of thousands more kilometers. But the new owner won’t have Agnelli’s benefit of being immune to Italian speedlimit laws. ♦ 74 1 ext Gen Profile ext Gen Profile The Cumberford Perspective It was good to be Gianni Agnelli, the modern-day King of Italy By Robert Cumberford I t doesn’t matter who became the third owner of this magnifi- cent one-off Ferrari, as she (or he) will never be as rich as the first: Gianni Agnelli, head of Fiat and a man able to command his own completely legal personalized license plate in a country that doesn’t have such things; get his own bespoke transmission system from a major industry supplier; and who, as the late Umberto Eco noted, never had to answer his own telephone because there were vast corps of minions to do it for him. I always liked Agnelli’s penchant for wearing button-down collars, but never actually buttoning them because he didn’t have to. He was omnipotent. In Italy, anyway. So this car has to be one of the most perfectly and carefully built Ferraris ever to exist. That it looks pretty good and doubtlessly goes very well indeed is less important than the history of whose it was. The clumsy styling of the homemade-looking flat rear deck and top cover suggests that Pininfarina’s best stylists were busy at something else when this transforma tion was executed, but it’s still a dramatic and absolutely splendid, little-used vehicle that deserves to get out and build up tens of thousands more kilometers. But the new owner won’t have Agnelli’s benefit of being immune to Italian speed- limit laws. ♦ 74 1 4 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The snowplow spoiler is unobtrusive, and the long front overhang is slimmed visually by the elegant blue band separating body color from the black band. 2 Pop-up lamps are illegal now for safety reasons. They should have been outlawed on aesthetic grounds far earlier. 3 This is clearly the right way to do a convertible windshield frame: simple and clean — and not bent to fit a nonexistent coupe roof. 4 This sharp corner and the nearly flat transverse section is astonishingly inept. It may have been a condition for 9 getting a cloth top to work well, but is unfortunate. 5 This is no doubt the best execution of the cheesegrater side treatment on various PF designs, but it’s still not very gracious. 6 Ah, the five-spoke Ferrari road wheel, a classic in its own right. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The rear bumper panel is a classic itself: straightforward, carrying out the side profile of the body elegantly, and emphasizing the width of the rear required for the wide engine. 8 The horizontal parallel blade theme in this plain rectangle comes off better than the converging blades in the side intakes. 9 No doubt a lot of heat must escape, but the rear deck looks more like a state fair hot-dog grill than part of a luxurious one-off exotic sports car. 10 The permanent wind wings are a near necessity for cockpit comfort. They were handled with great discretion, so they are unobtrusive. 11 Many of today’s cars have body sills so convoluted they resemble braided snakes. This simple straight section with its blue stripe is refreshingly direct. 12 The body is beautifully complete with the fender sides rolling under for a finished look. A belowbumper slot frames the exhaust pipes and allows more heat to escape. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Simplicity, consistency and understated good taste combine to make this as handsome a cockpit as anyone could desire. In this case, the leather-covered, airbag-free steering wheel is an unexpected improvement on the classic wood-rim solution. The gray carpet beautifully complements both the exterior paint and the blue leather. 10 8 7 11 12 Sports Car Market

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Market Reports Overview Big-Money Outliers Still Make Waves Once-in-a-lifetime events buoy mellowing sales totals By Tony Piff Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) August and Arizona in January, and combined totals at the three Paris sales in February dipped 3% to $97,485,949, from $100,542,372 in 2015. More than a third O 1. 1957 Ferrari 335 S racer, $35,930,639—Artcurial, FRA, p. 87 2. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, $3,053,263—RM Sotheby’s, FRA, p. 108 3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe, $2,319,642—Bonhams, FRA, p. 133 4. 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $1,734,436—RM Sotheby’s, FRA, p. 114 5. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series V convertible, $1,650,279—Artcurial, FRA, p. 82 6. 1997 Ferrari F50 coupe, $1,396,125—RM Sotheby’s, FRA, p. 114 7. 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio coupe, $1,201,751—Artcurial, FRA, p. 90 8. 1989 Ferrari F40 coupe, $1,145,967—RM Sotheby’s, FRA, p. 114 9. 1995 Bugatti EB110 SS coupe, $1,041,517—Artcurial, FRA, p. 90 10. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV coupe, $683,006—Bonhams, FRA, p. 128 Best Buys 1959 Abarth 2200 coupe, $130,083—RM Sotheby’s, FRA, p. 110 78 of those Paris dollars went to a 1957 Ferrari 335 S, sold at Artcurial for $35,930,639 (see the profile on p. 60). Artcurial sold 137 of 172 cars, and totals grew 16% to $62,449,921. RM Sotheby’s Paris totals declined 5% to $20,959,244, and 48 of 61 cars sold. A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico coupe was the high-sale car at $3,230,250. At Bonhams’ Paris auction, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe sold for $2,319,642 and was the top lot of the day. Totals there declined 43% to $14,076,784, and 78 cars sold out of 130. In Hendon, U.K., Bonhams sold 68 of 87 lots for $5,200,032 total. The big earner was a 1926 Bentley 3 Litre light tourer, sold at $425,811. Stateside, Leake’s Oklahoma City sale grew an im- pressive 85%, rocketing past last year’s record $6,763,295 total to $12,495,217 overall. A 2005 Ford GT coupe topped the charts at $303,600. A 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine was the big sale at McCormick’s Palm Springs auction, selling for $199,500. Sales totaled $6,759,310, off 10% from last February. Tony’s Market Moment: Part of gauging the health of the market is comparing year-to-year totals at annual auctions. Skewing the picture are big outliers — such as the 1957 Ferrari 335 S that sold at Artcurial’s Paris sale for $35,930,639. Another kind of outlier occurs when an auction house consigns a large, multi-car collection from an individual seller — such as the 100-lot Tom Falbo Collection at Leake’s Oklahoma City auction. Leake added a full day to accommodate the collection, and the Falbo cars alone totaled a reported $4.5m. Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silverstone November 14–15, 2015 Bonhams December 10, 2015 Hendon, U.K. February 3, 2016 Bonhams February 4, 2016 Artcurial Oklahoma City, OK February 19–21, 2016 February 26–28, 2016 H&H Derbyshire, U.K. February 24, 2016 $0 Palm Springs, CA McCormick’s February 5, 2016 Leake Paris, FRA $12.5m $6.8m $690k $15m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $30m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts Thanks to these outlier events, Artcurial and Leake both achieved all-time record totals at their annual sales in the face of a widespread market correction. ♦ $45m $60m Paris, FRA RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA Birmingham, U.K. $6.4m $5.2m $21m $14.1m $62.4m 1957 Ferrari 335 S racer, sold for $35,930,639 at Artcurial’s Paris auction verall sales were down 15% at Monterey in 1973 Citroën SM coupe, $25,370— Artcurial, FRA, p. 84 1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, $24,675—McCormick’s, CA, p. 138 1972 Land Rover Series III 88-inch Safari wagon, $9,348—H&H Auctions, U.K., p. 150 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL coupe, $4,950—Leake, OK, p. 120 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Artcurial — Paris 2016 The market for entry-level collectible cars is alive and well here, as the Ferrari 412 brought $100,146 and John Cooper’s 1998 Mini sold for $80,117 Company Artcurial Date February 5–6, 2016 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 137/172 Sales rate 80% Sales total $62,449,921 High sale 1957 Ferrari 335 S, sold at $35,930,639 Last of the body-on-frame construction and Enzo-era brutal V12s — 1989 Ferrari 412 coupe, sold at $100,146 Buyer’s premium 16% on the first $1,008,180, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.89) Report by Pierre Hedary Photos by Elaine Spiller Market opinions in italics A rtcurial’s Rétromobile sale was packed with blue-chip collectibles and affordable, entry-level sports cars as it is every year. The event was just as crowde as last year. The primary difference this y however, was bidding was much more cons vative. The highlight of the sale, and obvious e ception to any conservative thought, was the $36m Pierre Bardinon Ferrari 335 S, complete with Mille Miglia provenance and no serious accident history. The car had never been offered for sale publicly, which only added to its allure. Other Enzo-era Ferraris did not do so well, with the 250 GT SWB climbing to a no-sale of $7.8m, and the Daytona Spyder conversion just topping $600k. The market for entry-level collectible cars is alive and well here, as Paris, FRA the best sales were in the $100k-and-less bracket. The Ferrari 412 sold for $100,146, while John Cooper’s 1998 Mini sold for an over-the-top $80,117. Some of these cars carried healthy reserves, meaning that bidders know what they are worth and are willing to pay for it. The André Trigano Citroën Collection was undoubtedly a huge attraction of this auction. Trigano made his fortune with camping goods, and loved the Citroën marque with all his heart. Although it was no Baillon Collection, the bidders dug deep into their pocketbooks for the French automobiles, with a 1935 Traction 7C coupe (the earliest and rarest Traction variant) selling for $120,175. The only Citroën here not from the Trigano Collection was a 2CV Sahara. It was always going to sell for big money, and it certainly did at $193,649. Since the Baillon sale last year was an anomaly, Sales Totals it is even more surprising that this auction beat last year by 16%. Including the Citroëns, $62.4m was spent this year, as opposed to $53.7m last year. The fact that this sale eclipsed the Baillon sale was simply stunning, but the total was helped immensely by the Citroën collection and Ferrari 335 S. Of the 172 lots offered, 137 were sold — an 80% sales rate. The best part of Artcurial’s Rétromobile auc- Top seller — 1957 Ferrari 335 S racer, sold at $35,930,639 80 tion, crème de la crème if you will, is the café next to it that sells tartes aux framboises and flan. I’ll go every year just for that. My hat goes off to them for this alone. ♦ $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA ENGLISH #157-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V convertible. S/N DB4C1100L. Eng. # 370 1141. Dark blue metallic/tan canvas/White Gold leather. Odo: 57,286 km. Highly sought-after DB4 convertible, in a non-original color. Chrome around windows and top aged. Windshield seal cut at the front left corner to fit. Interior very fresh and unused. Recent money spent on it at TOP 10 No. 5 Suspension so dirty, it looks as if used on a farm. All important parts present, so after a few thousand euros it will be ready to use, family of the original owner. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $22,700. Artcurial sold another one of these in 2014 for three times this much (SCM# 238946). It was in better condition, but still needed some work to be better (I can’t say “usable” because that is a whole other topic of debate). While it sold fairly, it might have done better at a sale of historical artifacts. #184-1949 GEORGES IRAT CABRIO- Works service, so we can assume it is mechanically together. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,650,279. The amount of interest this example generated on the floor gave it away as a hot car. While it looked very straight, I was almost certain someone had gotten impulsive with their color choice. This might have given the impression it would be slightly cheaper than normal. However, DB4s continue to do well, and the Works service sticker may have added some value. FRENCH #183-1920 BUGATTI TYPE 13 roadster. S/N 981. Eng. # 538. Black/black leather. RHD. Certainly well used, with appropriate stickers and plaques. Frame chopped short. Paint was done to serve a purpose. Unrestored cosmetic bits add to the appeal. Purposeful, like a tractor or a lorry. No odo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $400,512. If you couldn’t afford the Bugatti with the missing coachwork from last year’s collection, this bitsa might just work. plush seats, attractive dash. Convertible top also nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $93,469. Proof that some Citroëns are becoming quite valuable. Like the majority of cars in the Citroën sale, it was honest and looked loved and enjoyed. Throw in the fact it is extremely rare, and you have a winner. Sold right in the middle of the estimate range, for a fair price, considering its rarity. This one attracted a good amount of attention, simply because it appeared finished and ready to use. There is an obvious market sweet spot for cars that are worn in and usable. Previously seen at Gooding’s Pebble Beach sale in 2012 for $379,500 (SCM# 209449) and RM’s 2014 London sale, not selling at $458,277 (SCM# 245368). Instead of being freshly restored, this was ready to go racing, which is why it sold easily for fair money. #182-1927 AMILCAR CGSS biplace roadster. S/N 18481. Eng. # 41350. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 48,559 km. No reserve. Let’s compare this to the offering from last year’s Baillon sale: This one will almost certainly run and drive, although the paint is agricultural quality. Interior appears sanitary. 82 #178-1941 PIERRE FAURE TYPE PFA electric microcar. S/N 7858. Blue & white/ gray cloth. Rare electric microcar from a dark time in French history. Wooden body, shows long-term storage effects. Still solid and restorable. Battery is missing, with other allimportant pieces present. Stored since original owner passed away decades ago. From the unlike the car from last year’s collection. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,741. Further proof that being tied to an important collection can add to a car’s value. The Baillon CGSS was basically a shell with rusty frame and engine. This was a nearly usable example. The CGSS is an Artcurial staple, so—apart from the Baillon car—these show up now and then in this condition for this kind of money. #310-1939 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT 11BL cabriolet. S/N 437937. Ivory/ red vinyl. Odo: 4,204 km. Few paint chips around doors, indicating that this is an older restoration. Paint looks thick. One large blemish on passenger’s door. Panel fit as you’d expect for a coachbuilt car from the ’30s. Chrome in decent shape for age; most of it still shines pretty well. Interior nice, with LET. S/N N/A. White/mauve Naugahyde/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,796 km. Almost certainly restored many years ago, with floppy stitching on seats, so-so paintwork and, due to the postwar raw-material shortage, little chrome to worry about. Pleasantly designed and certainly attractive. Radiator fins rotten and steering/ suspension equipment looks like it was never lubricated. Car seems to have sat for a long time and needs to be sorted mechanically. Mounted on a Simca Eight chassis on the orig- inal Irat shell. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,093. The last-ditch effort from a dying manufacturer. One of the lesser-discussed markets in SCM (because it doesn’t really exist in the U.S.) is the one for orphaned post-war French marques, of which this particular sale had more of than normal. Many of them were totally forgotten over time, despite the fact they were innovative vehicles (the upside-down tub design of the Irat, for example). They perished simply because France was too poor to allocate capital and resources towards them, and now we only have a few desperate examples left. #129-1951 SALMSON G72 coupe. S/N 72437. Eng. # 2217. Burgundy metallic/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 35,636 km. Non-original color does not show off car’s lines very well. Chips and swirl marks in paint. Chrome is cloudy, with some pitting. Nice panel fit, but hood is wavy. Cracked right quarter window. Wheels freshly refinished. Veneer looks great. However, the whole car gives the impression it still needs some sorting. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $206,968. Salmson, Rosengart, La Licorne— do these sound familiar to you? Unless you’re a nerd for French cars, I’m sure they don’t. These were just a few of the marques not protected by the Pons Plan (French post-war industry restructuring), thus seeing one today is a big deal. Salmson, in this case, was punished for having a 2.3-liter twin-cam four. If only they had lied to the government inspectors, Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA they might have evaded the punitive luxurycar tax. But it was not so, and now when these rare cars come to market, we are forced to pay too much for them, as was the case here. #130-1952 DELAHAYE 235 coupe. S/N 818040. Eng. # 7008. White & blue metallic/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 65,262 km. Dainty Delahaye with dirty, but presentable, paint. White too creamy and too much metalflake in blue roof. Glorious old leather and beautiful veneer look better than exterior. Pitted chrome cloudy. Recent tags and seat belts indicate regular use. Suspension shows very little attention, and differential leaks. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $333,820. For such a big car, it looks a bit cramped inside, with seating for six small, malnourished children. Its exterior proportions are a bit odd as well, because no matter which way it was photographed, it still looked awkward. However, it seemed ready to use, and perhaps that’s what helped it to its bottom estimate. Still a little spendy, but I have a feeling it will be much cheaper at the end of the day than one of the Baillon 235s sold last year. #133-1954 FACEL VEGA PROTOTYPE V coupe. S/N FV540002. Black/black leather. Odo: 44,637 km. Unusual prototype with aged paint that is starting to lift. Also crazing and micro scratches. Chrome cloudy but complete, with some unique pieces. Healthy veneer and leather. Chrome wheels starting to pit. Looks complete and usable. Much nicer than prototypes from some other manufacturers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $560,817. I had a hunch this engine bays suggests that this might have been a running car at some point. Was the dirt added to give it a more dilapidated appearance? Cond: 4. SOLD AT $193,615. There’s nothing like an auction ending with a rare, weird car for an over-the-top sale, and yet Artcurial, despite the many no-sales of expensive blue-chip cars, managed to pull it off. The original estimate parameters were probably undervalued, so I am not surprised it sold for this much. #320-1973 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N SC3061. Metallic gold/black leather. Odo: 50,468 km. The most desirable example of SM, with a 5-speed and in good, original condition. Some corrosion at lip of back window. Spots in paint on hood. Attractive black roof looks good, with swirl marks only. Chrome in good, original condition. Nothing to fault in the engine bay, which BEST BUY SOLD AT $42,729. Another car that you would only see in the hands of an eccentric Citroën collector. No one makes cars with character like Citroën, and while the Visa was thought of as a cheap alternative to the Peugeot 206, this is proof that the company still had some identity left after it was nationalized. Well bought. looks kept up. Seats are in excellent shape; same with original wood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,370. No idea why estimate was so low; looks like a bargain at this price. Even at $25k, this was still a good deal if it hasn’t been neglected. The SM is a fantastic car, and this could easily sell for another $15k, so very well bought. Plenty of room in the price to fix the corroded back hatch. Facel would sell for big money. Not just because this was France, and this was a unique French car, but because it was a blatant slap in the face to the luxury tax—the beginning of Jean Daninos’ counter-cultural statement to the regime of modesty imposed on the French at the time. Something about the whole package was gloriously defiant in 1954, making it right, valuable and perfect today. #348-1961 CITROËN 2CV Sahara se- dan. S/N 76. Eng. # 197. Gray/gray canvas/ gray cloth. Odo: 11,367 km. Surface rust all 84 #307-1980 CITROËN MEHARI utility. S/N 00CE0445. Beige/beige & brown cloth/ black vinyl. Odo: 1,743 km. Highly original. Intermittent spotting on plastic body, probably some rust on the wiper blade. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,434. What on earth is this and why is it so valuable? I’ve never seen anything like it. The BX 4TC was Citroën’s stab at Group B rallying, but it was only entered three times before the series was canceled. Every 4TC made was recalled by Citroën. Those that returned were destroyed, with only a dozen or so still in existence. There is certainly more to be made here if the new owner unloads it. Sports Car Market #322-1986 CITROËN BX 4TC 4-dr hatchback. S/N XL3002. Eng. # 00202. White/black & gray cloth. Odo: 45,742 km. Good original paint and graphics. Body kit also in excellent condition. Panel fit suggests it has lived a charmed life. Interior like new, with only aftermarket radio installed. Seats show virtually no use, and all of the plastic instrumentation is fine. Unusual in that it only has one wiper, mostly for the driver, with over the top. Original paint, torn canvas top. Complete, probably pulled out of a cave in North Africa (truthfully, it was a French car its whole life). However, the appearance of the from a chemical issue. Otherwise like new with decent panel fit, good plastic paneling and good interior. A very good example of a vehicle that was often used to its end. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $56,082. The Artcurial Citroën sale helped to bolster spirits, with vehicles like this lowly Mehari selling for above and beyond top money. The market for unusual French vehicles is always strong here. #323-1984 CITROËN VISA 1000 Pistes 4-dr hatchback. S/N VF7VDVR0000V R9873. White/black cloth. Odo: 2,516 km. Excellent paint and panel fit, with perfect graphics. Ice-tray-quality exterior plastic all in great condition. Interior retains its charm, evidence that the mileage is correct and that it was probably put away when new. Cond: 2+.

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On the Radar These cars are now 25 years old and legal to import to the U.S. for the first time by Chad Tyson 1991–92 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione Artcurial Paris, FRA GERMAN #176-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300B Cabriolet D. S/N 5500515. Eng. # 5500537. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 66,013 miles. Very nice 300 4-door cabriolet, exactly how I like them. Leather original and just starting to split. Older repaint, nice veneers and chrome showing 20 years of age. car. Engine not available for inspection, but the M186 is a robust power unit, and miles. Well-preserved 3.5 cabriolet, with almost all options. Macassar ebony veneer, original black leather, fitted with retractable seat belts. Paint probably older, but still nice. Burgundy on black—an unusual combination. Little to fault elsewhere, except no one has lubricated the suspension recently. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $387,231. The market for original 3.5s has stabilized here. If you are trying to sell one of these with newer seat covers, a color change, a sloppy engine bay or a modern radio, forget about it. The $300k-plus market belongs to original, well-preserved cars, even if they have some extra mileage. If that doesn’t convince you, you’ll know the difference when you drive one. Market-correct. #206-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 Pros: Turbocharged, 196-hp, 2.0-L I4, AWD. Final homologation Deltas for Lancia Rally Team. Impressive rally history. Pedal-to-the-metal performance in a usable 5-door package. Cons: Expensive to maintain; best to use a specialist. Electrical gremlins can plague car. Rust problems can cripple car. Price range: $35k–$50k, more for actual rally cars, plus import costs 1984–91 Škoda Rapid the Adenauer is built like a truck, so I’m sure it is solid, if a little unattended to. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $200,292. While it won’t scare you with lightning-fast acceleration, here is a classic you can use with no anxiety. Sold for a fair price. Hopefully the new owner is excited about it. #101-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104210020902. Light ivory/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 62,593 km. Typical under-maintained 190SL. Old paint was not well applied. Interior is original, seats are cracking but appealing. Solex carburetors replaced with Weber units. Otherwise very crusty and dirty. Mechanically does not look very inviting, thanks to obvious signs of ne- Pros: Changed the notion that Škoda only built terrible cars. Rear engine, RWD. Rare now. You’ll have the only one in a 1,000-mile radius. Cons: Good luck finding one. 54 to 62 horsepower, depending on specific model. Practically no following in U.S., which means parts availability is a concern. Price range: $5k–$7k, plus import costs 1990–92 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo glect. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $100,146. I’ll get right to the point—if you own a 190SL and are hoping to see big money for a mediocre car, take it to France. Also, if you own one of these cars and your mechanic installed Weber carbs (or the equivalent Mikuni), fire him and find someone who actually knows what they are doing, especially if they insist the 44PHHs can’t be made to work properly. Pros: Poor man’s Peugeot 205. 133 horses for 2,000-pound hot hatch. Decent aftermarket parts support. Cons: Vague steering until torque steer takes over. Once-upon-a-time car-thief magnet. Most have been thrashed. Rust-prone. Price range: $10k–$13k, plus import costs ♦ #177-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102712000810. Burgundy/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 36,080 with no areas to fault. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $560,000. This was bid within $100k of the low estimate, but it wasn’t enough. With a typical RS selling for $700k or more, the consignor was right to take this home. Hopefully it will get some use in the near future, because the real tragedy is letting a car this exciting sit. #142-1988 PORSCHE 959 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJS900032. White/gray leather. Odo: 15,983 km. Basically a new car in all aspects. Some scuffing where license plate attaches to front bumper. Black exterior trim starting to bleed just a little. Driver’s seat and passenger’s seat look unused. Engine clean RS Touring coupe. S/N 911360440. Eng. # 6630430. Tangerine/black vinyl. Odo: 71,980 km. Extremely clean 2.7 RS, with nice paint and gaps. Tidy engine bay that shows use but not abuse. Everything correct down to hose clamps and plug wires, with all metal parts free of oil. Interior is as you would expect, and with all factory finishes. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $952,000. While the Porsche market is indeed alive and well, let’s not forget how hard it is to sell a million-dollar car at auction. At this level, if you have a 50% sales rate, you’re doing extremely well. This year, most buyers were here for French cars, and when you’re auctioning off a hoard of Citroëns, there’s a chance that fewer Porsche buyers will show up, as was the case here. 86 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA #205-1995 PORSCHE 911 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZTS390154. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 88,438 km. Very well-kept, Europeanspecification RS. Seats show light wear, with a little bit of dirt on the carpets. Otherwise almost showroom-new. Does not look like it has ever been re-painted, other than the bumper de Corse or pulled from the bottom of a lake. Seller should be happy, but somehow the atmosphere in the room had the crowd anticipating a bit more. covers mentioned in the catalog. Engine bay extremely clean, no leaks underneath car, wheels also perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $327,143. The RS will always sell, and this car looked loved and conserved. Why pay $1m for a Miura or a pre-war Bentley when you can have one of the best Porsches ever designed for one-third of the price? ITALIAN #187-1929 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Super Sport roadster. S/N 0312905. Eng. # 0312905. Red/black canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 14,193 km. Slightly tatty, but desirable Alfa. Paint an older application, with many chips on fenders. Fabric touring body generally in good shape, but original body supplied by Carlton in England. Dents in metal surfaces. All chrome trim functional but certainly tired. Interior appears well worn, with no rips or tears and very old seat coverings. Hard to tell how much of #170-1957 FERRARI 335 S racer. S/N 0674. Eng. # 0674. Red/black leather. Ex-Pierre Bardinon, being sold by his estate. Clean car treated to a full restoration in the ’90s, with impeccable provenance. Used with some regularity. History suggests it was never crashed beyond recognition, and was in Bardinon’s care since the early ’70s. Stated to be his favorite, and it TOP 10 No. 1 shows. No odometer or speedometer present. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,930,639. We didn’t know how this was going to go, as it crept up to the reserve in €100k ($112k) increments for about 10 minutes. However, the bottom estimate eventually arrived after some intense negotiation, reassuring everyone that the market for rare, no-stories Ferraris is not going to change dramatically anytime soon. (See profile, p. 60.) #215-1958 FIAT-ABARTH 750 GT Za- this car is original, but if it did have a restoration it was over three decades ago. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $1,411,200. Despite the fact it came with a supercharged motor, had been in a long-term collection and was reasonably preserved, it didn’t hit its reserve. Most likely due to the rebody at some point, as well as the fact it has spotty history from 1934 to 1986, so it was unclear about how real a 6C it was. #165-1956 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint coupe. S/N AR149301583. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 70,580 km. Mostly there, and in need of some loving hands, with the first and second paint jobs peeling off. All chrome present but heavily pitted, glass undamaged. Rear lenses either missing or broken. No issues with panel fit. Interior complete and musty, so there’s hope. A solid basis for restoration. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $50,741. While it still sold over its estimate, this was a reasonable purchase, since it was not blown up on the Tour May 2016 gato coupe. S/N 462534. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 55,094 km. Fresh from long-term storage, although I am starting to wonder if they are taking restored cars and then subjecting them to the elements to make them look barnfresh. Almost too perfect, no serious aluminum corrosion, but paint peeling off all surfaces, revealing straight panels. No serious body damage. Engine obviously sitting a long time, but with all important components present. Seats and dash in good order, as is all glass. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $60,088. Artcurial 87

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Artcurial Paris, FRA has done a stellar job of selling fun cars for under $75k. Examples like this Fiat clearly indicate that the market for affordable, unrestored cars in said price bracket is thriving. An easy restoration, if you ask me. Well bought. #158-1960 LANCIA FLAMINIA Sport Zagato coupe. S/N 824032067. Eng. # 823005063. Light blue metallic/dark red leather. Very dirty Flaminia, covered in chalky white powder. Trim oxidized and aluminum body is starting to corrode. Interior salvageable, but seat covers may not last with use. Mostly complete minus driver’s side mirror. Driver’s door will not shut, hood does not fit well but trunk does. Obviously parked for a long time. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $196,000. The consignor had high expectations, but the bidders seem to know that even the Zagato Flaminia doesn’t pencil at the $250k level when a $300k restoration is needed. Proof that good judgment is still present in the collector car world. #136-1960 MASERATI 3500 GT Spyder. S/N AM101879. Eng. # 101879. Gray/gray hard top/red leather. Odo: 7,318 km. Without knowing if extra dust has been added, I can say that this car was put away and left for dead. Exterior mostly complete, with some rust starting in the wheelarches. Paint on hard top better than rest of car. Interior suffering from weather exposure; windshield is missing. Engine overhaul completed in the past decade. One of 30 Coda Troncas. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $560,000. The original owner of this car apparently ran it into the ground, replacing the original motor with a 1300 Giulietta motor when it blew up. An original-type engine was eventually found in 2002. Since then, this one has been raced enthusiastically. Estimate on this one was a little too strong. When consignors reach too high, this is the result. #138-1963 FERRARI 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N 4065. Eng. # 4065. Blue/black leather. Odo: 20,114 km. Very sanitary restoration of 250 GT short-wheelbase berlinetta. Chrome polished heavily, small swirl marks in paint. Appears it gets driven from time to time. Interior probably newer than exterior work, and looks very fresh. Underneath, everything is really clean—too clean. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $8,736,000. I bet you if this was a Maserati brothers’ legacy, in the form or an excellent small sports car. That said, in time, this might prove to be an astute purchase. #124-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Sprint GTA coupe. S/N AR613311. Eng. # AR00502A19211. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 8,640 km. Sprint GTA with rough past. Used and showing signs of accident on front left fender. Trunk fit also suggests older accidents. Paint scratched, peeling and crazing everywhere. Interior shows deterioration where you’d expect. Exudes an image of toughness that you would not normally expect from an Alfa of this period. Said to be fully opera- Complete under hood, but not run in ages. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $614,228. The uninitiated would be shocked at the price for a car in this condition, but after it is restored, we probably have an $850k car. With the climbing cost of restorations, let’s hope the new owner isn’t holding his breath waiting for the 3500 Spyder to join the million-dollar club. With price paid, and a restoration thrown in at $200k, this looks like a fair deal. #194-1962 ALFA ROMEO SZ-2 coupe. S/N AR1012600183. Eng. # 120000187. White & red/black vinyl. Odo: 14,580 km. Well-loved, clean SZ. Body extremely straight, with some paint cracking on passenger’s door. Otherwise all trim in decent condition and paint presentable for a car that almost certainly gets used. Panel fit so-so, especially on the right door. Engine bay extremely clean—probably the most impressive part of this whole car. Although some of the plastic breather system hoses seem to be seeping oil. 88 nasty, dirty, well-used car, it would have sold for around nine million. At this level, one of these cars needs to have some kind of welladvertised provenance, or it needs to be dripping with history and patina. This example was so clean that it was just plain boring. High bid was light, but a car at this level needs to be something more than rare and over-restored to bring big money. #121-1963 OSCA 1600 GT cabriolet. S/N 00119. Dark red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 37,795 km. Paint presentable from 10 feet, but full of swirl marks, chips and fisheyes. Original dash nice, seats are in great condition, with no vinyl damage. Definitely a driver-level car. Motorola radio, from the same collection as the Alfa 1600 Junior Zagato (Lot 120). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $226,997. For those of you who think the Maserati story ended when the company was sold off, there is another chapter. The OSCA represents a certain purity that is only found in small things— tiny bodies and tiny engines, for example. The 1600 provided a fitting conclusion to the tional. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $494,053. A stunning result for this very tatty GTA. When it sold here two years ago for $203,871 (SCM# 238975), it didn’t run or drive. Now with some mechanical sorting, but no improvements in the looks department, it sold for nearly 2.5 times that amount. What gives? And why did the previous owner, who supposedly loved it so much, sell it so soon? I speculate that it was sold because you can’t enjoy a car in this condition without it deteriorating further. The extra money was a nice bonus. Well sold. #122-1965 ASA 1000 GT coupe. S/N 01238. Eng. # 173/223. Venetian Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 35,513 km. Very clean example of the baby Ferrari, and certainly a car we all need to learn more about. Minor swirl marks in newer repaint. Seats slightly baggy, but interior in good original condition otherwise. Gaps all per factory. Looks extremely well cared for. Fragile one-liter, twin-cam four Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA said to run very well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $152,222. Seeing an ASA in any condition is a big deal, but this one really hit the spot. Poorly understood by most, these have now appreciated due to their connection to Enzo Ferrari. These now occupy the bottom of the Enzo-era food chain, and could certainly appreciate with time. Well bought, and far more intriguing than a 250 GTE. #108-1971 FERRARI 246 GT DINO Se- ries M coupe. S/N 1448. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 16,399 km. Nice restoration of a solid car. Body extremely straight, gaps nearly perfect. Interior almost certainly original and unworn. Chrome like factory, wheels recently refinished. Engine dry on the bottom. Of the two Dinos here, however, this one is the more subdued. A silver example was also present and commanding more attention. Cond: 2+. guess what lies at the bottom? That’s right! Spyder conversions! Consignors were hoping for a number in between a coupe and a real one, but (according to the bidders) the value of this car is somewhere between zero and a rough coupe. What was cool then isn’t always cool now. #120-1972 ALFA ROMEO 1600 Junior Zagato coupe. S/N AR3060043. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 18,235 km. Solid example of a rare Alfa. Presents well all around with driverquality paint. Seats slightly baggy but original. All doors open and shut nicely. Well maintained as part of private collection, along with Lots 121 (the OSCA) and 122 (the ASA), but certainly not laid up for long spurts. One of LP400 Periscopio. Nothing to fault with interior, fresh paint or engine details. Engine bay looks clean, but I am certain it is mechanically untested, as there is not a spot of oil anywhere. The stench of gas (an important vital sign) was so faint I think the tank was empty. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,201,751. Without one of these at your auction, you will not be taken seriously. There was some nervousness during the auction, as the bottom estimate was a tad high, but it did eventually meet reserve. Proof that the million-plus market for the LP400 is here to stay. #111-1989 FERRARI 412 coupe. S/N ZFFYD25B000079592. Silver/red leather. Odo: 43,890 km. No reserve on the best 412 I’ve ever seen. Paint exceptionally nice, interior original and remarkable. Some swirl marks in stainless-steel door trim, but no oil leaks and no evidence of repair work done to any parts of the body. Interior original and perfect. With rare manual transmission and SOLD AT $400,584. Dino prices are finally starting to settle into a predictable pattern. However, if you are hoping to acquire an affordable example, think again. On the other hand, if you bought one a few years ago in the $450k–$550k range, I hope you’re enjoying your purchase as more than an investment. It may be 10 years or so, but I’m certain these will enjoy another round of financial appreciation. #174-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Stra- man conversion Spyder. S/N 14185. Black/ black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 29,203 miles. Presents reasonably well. Engine bay shows some recent service, still with smog equipment. Battery cable ends from the local autoparts store. Interior nice, with what looks like original leather. Owned by one family for 40 years. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $616,000. Now that the Daytona market has adjusted, 402 reportedly made. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,787. For those of us who get excited over obscurity, this rare 1600 Junior had a certain mystique to it that satisfied this Etceterini fan. While it isn’t a well-known model in the States, the Alfisti here certainly appreciated it and made sure it sold at a market-correct price. Last seen at Artcurial’s Paris October 2013 sale (SCM# 228598) for $60,925. Wisely bought, even if over high estimate. (See profile, p. 64.) TOP 10 No. 7 #148-1975 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400 Periscopio coupe. S/N 1120 110. Eng. # 1120110. Black/black leather. Odo: 31,100 km. Nice example of the Bosch K-Jetronic injection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $100,146. The last of the 412s, with its subdued arrogance and brutal V12 engine. These truly represent the end of an era, carrying over the body-on-frame construction, as well as the engine of the Enzo-era cars. Call this car well bought, simply because I wish it was mine. Hopefully the new owner understands that this has all the power of a Daytona, with an elegance unsurpassed by any modern Ferrari. TOP 10 No. 9 #211-1995 BUGATTI EB110 SS coupe. S/N ZA9BB02E0RCD39017. Eng. # 0103. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 1,963 miles. Very clean Bugatti, with lots of stickers added. Looking at how perfect the car is, I would doubt it ever made it to the track. Catalog does mention racing history, but panel fit is very good, with no rock chips on nose and only a little bit of discoloration on the headlights. Also some corrosion at base of the windshield in aluminum, but otherwise clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,041,517. Proof that the EB110 is a real Bugatti, as they are overtaking the Veyron in the marketplace. Hard to call this a great deal, as intrinsic quality was never the EB110’s forte, but it should make all EB110 owners more optimistic. A great alternative to a Diablo or an XJ 220. © 90 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. Bonhams — Hendon 2015 A 21-window VW camper, priced at $129,332, looked fabulous in front of the highly polished P-51D Mustang Company Bonhams Date December 10, 2015 Location Hendon, U.K. Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 68/87 Sales rate 78% Sales total $5,200,032 High sale 1926 Bentley 3 Litre, sold at $425,811 Buyer’s premium 15% on the first $75,625, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.66) With all the toys and trinkets — 1964 Volkswagen Transporter Deluxe 21-window Camper microbus, sold at $129,332 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics sale room hidden behind the bomber hall, the bidding took place in the “Milestones of Flight” hangar under a fabulous collection of (mostly) warplanes of all ages, several of them strung from the ceiling. Given that this sale took place in the weeks leading B onhams returned to Hendon for its last sale of 2015 — the RAF Museum sale has traditionally occupied the last weekend in April. In a welcome relief from a dreary Hendon, U.K. up to the U.K.’s decision to bomb Syria, it was pretty surreal to watch proceedings at the museum of Britain’s air force taking place under the wings of a Eurofighter suspended as if in flight — a machine, after all, that can rain untold destruction from the skies. Back in our own little world, given that Bonhams concentrates its big bangers at its New Bond Street premises in central London these days, and no longer conducts business at outposts in Oxford or Harrogate, Hendon counts as a regional sale, with most cars on offer under $150k. High sale was a nicely original Bentley 3 Litre Light tourer fetching very decent money. A 512 BBi ran the Bentley close, a rough 308 GTB Vetroresina with seized water pump and no papers did the expected $154,744, and a 21-window VW camper, correctly priced at $129,332, looked fabulous in front of the highly polished P-51D Mustang on turntable display. More of the collection of the late Gordon Willey was dispersed here, mostly previ- ously restored and hardly used Derby Bentleys. The best of them, a pristine 1939 4¼ Litre drophead by HJ Mulliner, fetched $383,457. On to more modern fare, a 1995 MG RV8 — rare to market — was spot-on at $17,395. A ’93 Alfa SZ with lowish miles looked like a cracking value at $43,489, less than half the price of the 349-km car we profiled recently (January 2016, Etceterini Profile, p. 62). And two restoration projects did well. An HRG that had been built for the 1938 Le 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Light tourer, sold at $425,811 92 Mans 24 Hours but never took part, now missing its original bodywork and engine, was taken on for more than $100k. A distressed 1962 Facel Vega Facel II, which turned out to be the former HWM demonstrator and Autocar road-test car, fetched $86,977 — luckily with lots of spares included. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. ENGLISH #380-1913 MORRIS OXFORD 8.9-hp Bullnose tourer. S/N 343. Red/black leather. RHD. Very early Bullnose with tube radiator. Excellent condition, with lovely paint and brass, although radiator shell slightly dinged. black leather. RHD. Odo: 8,660 miles. Straight body with fairly recent leather. Post-1924, so four-wheel brakes, but still magneto and center throttle. Motor in used condition. Lightly dinged radiator shell, but nice plating. Generally unmolested, although now wears flashing indicators incorporated into the sidelights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $425,811. In the U.S. 1971–88. This went massively—£80k ($121k)—over the mid estimate and I’m not sure why, although those figures for once looked conservative. Good history, with originality, plus few owners helped here. #347-1927 HUMBER 9/20HP tourer. S/N 4708. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 55,630 miles. Good overall appearance, slightly microblistered older paint, nice brass to radiator shell, buttoned leather now well settled in. With some spares. Dynamo noted to not be Period acetylene and oil lighting sets. No speedo, so no odo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,447. Last offered, but not sold, at $16,300 by Sotheby’s in May 1992 (SCM# 17485), below the $20k–$22k estimate. This time sold over the high end of the estimate range. #364-1923 MORRIS COWLEY 11.9-hp tourer. S/N R33558. Green/khaki canvas/ green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,485 miles. 1923built car restored in the ’60s using chassis from a 1924 car, 37229, hence R prefix on chassis number indicating replacement. Older paint, nice nickel radiator shell. Full weather like a great value—a lot of Royce for the money at not much more than a 25hp. #338-1934 SS1 2½-LITER coupe. S/N 248788. Black/brown leather. RHD. Straight and shiny restoration less than 100 miles ago, which included a new body frame and some panels. Newish brown leather in splendid sun- burst Deco pattern. Locked, so couldn’t read odo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $120,861. Sold over high end of estimate range, but I’d say cost of restoration comfortably takes care of that. A fair price. #302-1935 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE saloon. S/N B35DK. Black/red leather. RHD. Earliest of the five Derby Bentleys offered from this collection. Straight body, older paint, plating to radiator shell and lights still good. Last on the road 2003–04. Seat leather is newish, older on doors. No leaks from motor; still on original twin coils. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,363. charging. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,916. Fair price for a usable old thing, and at the moment cheaper than a Bullnose Morris, to which it is superior, although with smaller overhead-inlet, side-exhaust engine. So (cautiously), well bought. #337-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM gear in the shape of new top and sidescreens. Seat vinyl wearing well. Belgian registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,875. Mid estimate and quite a good deal on a Cowley, although that’s down to bitsa status and the 13.9 version sells for a bit more. At this level most buyers won’t mind, and therefore it could retail for a shade more. #351-1926 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Light tourer. S/N HP393. Eng. # HP389. Green/ II limousine. S/N 167XJ. Eng. # FC75. Cream & brown/mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 73,872 miles. Good overall appearance, with usual cracking at base of windscreen pillars, older paint otherwise doing well, plating slightly blemished, interior timber okay, but varnish is getting a bit tired. Lightly worn leather. Now has Tim Payne overdrive, fullflow oil filter and stainless exhaust. Cond: 3. Owned by Gordon Willey since 1991. Sold £10k ($15k) over the top estimate, although I’d suggest that, while the 4¼ will normally command a little more than the 3½, here that figure was a little low. Slightly unusual Mann Egerton body might have been a factor here, as it was both attractive and described as unusually practical, “being airy inside and offering a larger trunk than normal.” #306-1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE se- danca coupe. S/N B171HM. Black/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 71,885 miles. Gurney Nutting (“coachbuilder to the maharajahs”) body is unusual on this one and, how- SOLD AT $78,280. Had been in Alabama from the 1960s to ’96 before acquisition by collector Terry Cohn. Sold at Bonhams & Brooks’ RREC rally sale in 2001. We said the seller bought it “cheaply” for $31,619 (SCM# 22922), then sold again at Hendon April 2012 with 73,567 miles for $72,901 (SCM# 201439). Sold where expected but still looks 94 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. ever cartoonish it looks, it’s shiny and well kept, with delightfully patinated leather and nicely dulled refinished timber. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $180,157. In the Gordon Willey Collection since 1991, before that in the U.S. in late ’60s, then returned to the U.K. mid’80s. Sold well over the estimate range, which is unexpected, as this looked a little awkward from some angles. Strangely, despite the carbuncle on the back, it looks most disjointed from the three-quarter front view, as the prow and stern didn’t quite seem to belong together. Well sold. #307-1938 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE High Vision coupe. S/N B83LE. Eng. # J5BE. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 77,657 miles. Unusual (but we’ve seen a few at auction before) High Vision style with glass panel set into front of roof. Older resto, but not much leather, subtle two-tone paint doing well and top looking as new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $230,982. Ex-Alan Good, savior of Lagonda and chairman at the time, who presumably wanted something a little different. Formerly owned by Alfred Moss, (Stirling’s father). Last recorded in SCM database in 1983, when it sold at Coys for $34,500 (SCM# 11084). Sold here mid estimate. #304-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE drop- head coupe. S/N B95LE. Eng. # D3BK. Maroon/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 41,559 miles. Superb, with rare concealed-top coachwork. Recently restored, lovely paint and chrome, really well-done hand-applied coachlines. Seat leather has splendid patina, carpets are newer, info here. Although all is holding up well, including older leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $146,273. Acquired by Gordon Willey in 1993 (that year appears to have been a real spending spree) and not used since 2006. Sold well over the £60k–£80k ($91k–$121k) estimate. #382-1938 HRG LE MANS Sports road- ster. S/N W73. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,750 miles. One-off devised for the 1938 Le Mans, although it never got there, now wearing slightly streamlined body fitted by its owner in 1949. Tatty and faded, and later fitted with a Ford Consul engine and gearbox, which dash refinished. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $383,457. Probably the best of the Gordon Willey cars and displayed pride of place dead center in front of the Mk 9 Spitfire. Another one to go well over the £140k–£170k ($212k–$257k) estimate, but it was about the most elegant car in the room. Only covered about 110 miles in the past two decades. #301-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE Razor may or may not still be present. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $103,919. Sold for twice the lower estimate, so someone can see potential. But there’s not much remaining of the original Le Mans HRG, is there? Certainly not the Meadows engine. With that in mind, well sold. #305-1938 LAGONDA V12 drophead coupe. S/N 14036. Eng. # 14036. Green/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 62,452 miles. Good restored order. Young body is an unusual choice given that Lagonda had its own inhouse coachworks. Dismantled for 40-odd 96 Edge Brougham saloon. S/N B66LS. Red & black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 80,475 miles. Restored outside, fantastically patinated outside. Older restoration by marque specialist Ristes in the late ’70s. Paint holding up well Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,103. Sold for probably the highest sum yet for a shinily restored early Land Rover (but nowhere near the £400k ($600k) raised by Bonhams before Christmas for the two-millionth, a Defender 90). I dunno: Is this really a Landie or a perfect homogenized clone created by aliens and devoid of all character (you remember “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”...). Very worthy, I’m sure, but why? #303-1958 BENTLEY S1 Continental Flying Spur saloon. S/N BC45DJ. Eng. # BC44D. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 96,331 miles. Flying Spur is the 4-door Conti, this one said to be one of only 14 four-light versions made. Straight and shiny, excellent paint and chrome, nicely creased leather, excellent Sports Car Market indicators fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $117,472. Sold over the £65k ($98k) high estimate, but deserved it. There’s really not much to choose between one of these and the more complex V12 version—but this is half the price, and rightly on a par with a good 4¼ Litre Derby Bentley. #370-1952 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80-inch utility. S/N 36100013. Eng. # 36100059. Green/buff canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 24,874 miles. First year of the 2-liters. Restored with only 20 miles since. Still leakfree. Original chassis regalvanized. All nuts and bolts correctly Sherardised. Aluminum parts vapor-blasted to antiseptic cleanliness. years, then restored for Gordon Willey in the mid-’90s. All still good, with nicely patinated and plating still good. Seat leather may be original; very well creased. Doors look newer. New carpets. Motor clean and tidy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,321. First car from the Gordon Willey Collection, which occupied the first seven slots in this sale. He owned this one from 1996. Sold over $60k top estimate. #325-1939 LAGONDA LG6 sedan. S/N 12339. Maroon/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 27,300 miles. Restored, with superb paint and plating, but possibly original leather, with lovely creased patina left in place. Discreet flashing

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. dash timber. Converted by the factory from manual to automatic in 1960. Cond: 2-. it afloat, so presumably still river-worthy. Sold a couple thousand under the low estimate. A fascinating novelty, but with limited appeal. #387-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB convertible. S/N 11102322078852. Metallic blue/black cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 1,266 miles. Rare model. Looks like a quick resto but was done in 2000, so it’s holding up well. Good paint, excellent plating, new leather, excellent dash top. Extra ammeter under dash, one radio knob missing. Unleaded/LPG conversion, stainless exhaust. SOLD AT $281,807. In the Gordon Willey Collection since 1991 and barely used since 2004. Perhaps that was why the estimate was a low £90k–£100k ($136k–$151k), which it just about doubled. In line with the €224k ($251k) RM Sotheby’s got for a similar car at Villa Erba last May. Bear in mind a six-light 1965 S3 Flying Spur fetched £763k ($1.2m) last year... although it had been owned by one K. Richards. #365-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 S 3.4 drop- head coupe. S/N T827334DN. White/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 648 miles. One of 104 XK 150 S dropheads. Originally black, nicely restored with even door gaps, recently extensively fettled by JD Classics, with added electric power steering plus electric cooling Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,977. One owner until 2006. Sold for $50,317 by Bonhams at Goodwood, July 2008 (SCM# 117236), having been offered but not sold at the Festival of Speed in 2006. Thanks to inflation here it was sold about right, hammered a little under the lower estimate, for about a third of the price of a top 280SE 3.5 cabrio, or about half the price of a 300SE ragtop. #330-1971 JAGUAR XKE Series III cus- fan. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $129,332. Originally supplied as a demonstrator for dealer PJ Evans of Birmingham. Last sold for $113,137 by Bonhams at Beaulieu, September 2012 (SCM# 218516). Here sold mid-estimate. With the cost of the works by JD quoted at over £22k ($33k), I’d say the buyer’s got a good deal. #349-1962 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 103911022008. White/black canvas/ brown velour. Odo: 5,405 miles. Straight, good paint with a few cracks. Modern velourcovered seats a little ambitious in a water craft. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,270. In Canada most of its life (in period these are claimed to have navigated the Yukon). Catalog pic shows tom convertible. S/N 1S50394. White/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Beacham-ized V12 2+2 now a roadster powered by a modern, supercharged V8 and J-gate autobox. Plus all bells and whistles from XKR: a/c and electric power steering. Painted pearlescent white that drew attention all day (we’re a bit backward when it comes to custom paint finishes here in the U.K.). Excellent order all around, with brows on the front wheelarch lips) repatriated in 2002. Tidy and unscuffed, no obvious blemishes in paint. Ruched leather beginning to look a little grubby, as usual, but they were a little like that from new. Eighteen stamps in the service book. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,395. We haven’t had an RV8 in for a while, as just under 200 were built; 75% went to Japan and many have come home since. I’ve included it to give a snapshot of where the market is for these factory V8 roadsters these days. And the news is that there is no news; prices are steady as she goes. For a tidy, but unspectacular, no-stories example such as this, the price was spot on for auction with perhaps another $2k left in it for a brave or bold retailer. FRENCH #340-1901 DE DION-BOUTON 4½-HP Type G vis-à-vis. S/N 6060. Maroon/tan leather. RHD. Last of the 2-speed De Dions. Nicely settling-in older restoration, with splendidly patinated leather, nickel Lucas King of the Road lights. Good order all around, with rubber gaiters probably concealing later-type CVJs on driveshafts. Nice paint, leather just taking on a bit of character. No odo, but it does have a clock so you can see how long it’s taking to get to Brighton. Includes small trailer only about 4,500 miles since completion in 2012. Digital odo, not readable without key. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $144,579. But why not just buy the XKR all the guts came from for $20k and save yourself a packet? Personally I don’t much care for the V12 E-type, so this is less sacriligious than ruining an S1. For now. Sold at about the money a mint S3 roadster might reach, but far less than it cost to build. #373-1995 MG RV8 convertible. S/N SARRAWBMBMG001242. Green/black cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 66,700 miles. Japanese-market car (spot one by the eye- 98 to carry it. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. In Japan through 1990s, returning to the U.K. to be sold by Bonhams at Hendon in April 2000. From there did every Brighton Run until 2011. In October 2014 offered but not sold at $100k by Bonhams at Bond Street (SCM# 256189), then placed for much of 2015 with a dealer asking £70k ($105k). £50k ($75k) bid here was insufficient to buy it. It’s a cheapish entry to the Brighton Run: Why doesn’t anybody want it? Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. #343-1962 FACEL VEGA FACEL II coupe. S/N HK2A114. White/black leather. RHD. Long dormant (stored since 1976) and looks like it was got at a while ago, with wheelarch flares and big alloys sporting knockoffs. Various rust and bubbles, dings in bumpers, although body is fairly straight; one headlight trim missing. Real wood, rather than imitation, dash still fitted, motor is now a 440 Nazi-era model displayed in front of Allied Forces WWII fighter planes, but all that was a long time ago. Well bought, at much less than if badge colors had been the blue and white of Bavaria instead of the red and white of Eisenach. (See March 2016, German Profile, p. 64.) #335-1964 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- from a Chrysler New Yorker. Large spares package included. Odo has been adjusted, per catalog copy, but is unobservable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $86,977. Right-hand drive is rare, and not sure it was helping here, as it was sold under the lower estimate. This was the importer’s press car, so there is some historical interest, but it’ll be tough sledding to get it back to scratch—even if spares, usually a stumbling block with these, won’t be a problem. #329-1972 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N 00SB9711. Gold/tan velour. Odo: 67,671 km. Fair appearance, with a few bubbles in repaint and scratches in stainless bumpers. Seat velour holding up well, modern radio fitted, but original comes with car. Motor enlarged to 3 liters, up from original 2.7, but Citroën Heritage overshadowed by the even prettier P-51D on a turntable behind it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $129,332. Delivered new to the U.K., but German registered. Hammered sold just under the lower estimate. Classic Data valued it at £108,000 ($163k), so it looks as if we all need to take a bit of a re-evaluation. #320-1978 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Certificate confirms matching numbers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,564. Originally sold to Belgium, in Greece since 1975. Let go for only half the rather hopeful high estimate—we’re still seeing the cataloging lagging behind the market. I’d call this fair to slightly well bought. GERMAN #331-1953 EMW 327 cabriolet. S/N 87596. Light & dark gray/gray leather. Odo: 63,763 km. Ersatz BMW. (Actually not: They were made in the same factory, and only the badge is different due to the machinations of WWII.) Good, recently restored order. Chrome rocker cover. Some instruments stuck half-way. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $129,332. Has been in a Greek collection. It slightly does your head in looking at an East German-built, 100 1200L 2-dr sedan. S/N 1182007364. Diamond Silver Metallic/Marine Blue velour. RHD. Odo: 63 miles. Number 167 of last 300 Euro-produced Beetles. Never registered. Good and tidy, chromed door handles show a few marks, but otherwise condition commen- PORTER Deluxe 21-window Camper microbus. S/N 245075155. Blue & white/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 45,600 miles. Devon Caravette from new, Devon being an early convertor of these microbuses. Good restored order with all the toys and trinkets—fridge, stove, period luggage. 1.5-L motor. Pretty, but rather elden Collections. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,875. Ah, another chocolate teapot: Its value is in its minimal mileage, so you can’t use it. Comes with a slick display board... which will no doubt be seeing more use in the future. #317-1985 BMW M635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEE320500760069. White/Oxblood leather. RHD. Odo: 58,977 miles. Much better than you’d expect for a 6-series at auction, having been extensively restored (front fenders, roof, one door). Inner front fenders are excellent. Leather only lightly worn. Runs on 17-inch rims to facilitate more modern rubber, which isn’t very old, but original wheels come with the car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,749. Said to be a former BMW press car, several periods in storage before being recommissioned again. Sold a little over top estimate, but that’s right for the the most sought-after M car with lowish miles. A better color would have helped it even more. ITALIAN #368-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetrore- sina coupe. S/N 19357. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 62,238 km. Slightly unloved; okay from 10 paces, but closer up the paint reveals a few chips and blemishes. Some marks in interior. Leather is well creased and heavily worn on driver’s outer bolster. Water pump seized and no documents apart from a Japa- nese import paperwork. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $154,744. From a Japanese collection, where it hadn’t turned a wheel since 1991, this really didn’t have much going for it except that it was fiberglass, and as such made a tidy sum, more than decent steel cars retail for. I won’t say well bought or sold because there’s no telling how big the bills will be, but judging from the estimate range (£100k–£120k, $151k–$182k) Bonhams, or the owner, had expected a little more. Perhaps presenting it running and with some paperwork might have helped. surate with ultra-low mileage. Has been in the Bernie Ecclestone (until 2007) and Jimi Hes- #326-1982 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJJA09B000044753. Red/black Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 McLaren 650S Spider Bonhams Hendon, U.K. leather. Odo: 29,835 km. Fair order. Motor has a slight air of the rattle-can about it, although it might just be super clean. Leather lightly Date sold: 02/17/2016 eBay auction ID: 361486824478 Seller’s eBay ID: vistabmwofpompanobeach Sale type: Used car with 726 miles VIN: SBM11FAA7FW005396 Details: Tarocco Orange over black suede; 3.8-L, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 641 hp and 500 lb/ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $255,991, But It Now, sf 99 MSRP: $280,225 (base) Other current offering: The Collection in Coral Gables, FL, asking $263,900 for a Mantis Green over Carbon Black 125-mile 650S Spider. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 309 miles. Straight body and decent paint, but very cracked and distressed leather on individual bucket seats fitted some time in the 2000s, replacing original bench. Unused for at least five years, so will need recommissioning. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,312. Sold twice over the lower £10k ($15k) estimate. That’s more money than a Ford A typically fetches in the U.K., which means Chrysler’s market values—pitched higher than Ford or Plymouth—still hold good. lumpy and creased. With tools, but not EU registered and no documents. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $281,807. From a Japanese collection. Sold mid-estimate—which is just right for a middling (nothing wrong, but unremarkable) example requiring someone to take a leap of faith on the paperwork. #360-1991 ALFA ROMEO SZ coupe. S/N ZAR16200003000058. Red/tan leather. Odo: 38,000 km. Previously front-damaged and repaired. Since then well kept and tidy, with no obvious scuffs and scrapes. Brembo brake upgrade and new stainless exhaust. Door locks noted not to be working. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,489. Prices for these have stabilized—they’re a known quantity, all the same (only choice is whether you want open or #341-1942 WILLYS MB utility. S/N 153355. Green/green canvas/khaki canvas. Odo: 22 miles. All Willys, with tube front crossmember, “Willys” stamped in rear body and cast in cylinder head. Restored and in good order all around, with all tools and accessories. Lube chart and grease gun still un- Date sold: 03/02/2016 eBay auction ID: 131733751464 Seller’s eBay ID: michael-s2 Sale type: Used car with 4,209 miles VIN: WDDUG8CB5FA144256 Details: Designo Diamond White over 4.7-L, DOHC, turbocharged V8 rated at 449 hp and lb/ft, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $65,100, 78 bids, sf 961 MSRP: $107,010 (as equipped) Other current offering: Motor Werkes Porsche of Barrington, IL, offering an Iridium Silver Metallic over Crystal Gray leather 2015 S550, with just five miles, for $132,505. 2015 Ferrari F12 coupe closed, SZ or RZ), and vary mostly in mileage rather than condition. Sold mid-estimate, for only half of the 349-km car we profiled recently. (January 2016, p. 62.) Undamaged, this would be a middle-ground car at $60k– $80k. Previously damaged status makes buyers nervous, demoting it to the well-used category, for which it was priced about right. For the enthusiast owner who knows exactly what he’s getting, it’s a steal. AMERICAN #355-1929 CHRYSLER SERIES 75 roadster. S/N R291011. Yellow & black/gray Date sold: 02/13/2016 eBay auction ID: 182019634315 Seller’s eBay ID: fmcnj Sale type: Used car with 828 miles VIN: ZFF74UFA0F0209291 Details: Bianco Italia Opaco over Nero leather; 6.3L V12 rated at 731 hp and 508 lb/ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $399,000, But It Now, sf 2 MSRP: $370,217 (as equipped) Other current offering: Alfar Ferrari of Philadelphia in Bryn Mawr, PA, asking $359,900 for a 569-mile F12 in Rosso Corsa over Nero leather. ♦ 102 der hood, spare head gasket under back seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,791. U.K.-registered since 1947, so it probably did service here in WWII and never went to mainland Europe for combat. Strongish money, even if accepted bid was only £1,000 ($1,500) over lower estimate, but matching componentry helps here. #362-1960 CHEVROLET BEL AIR se- dan. S/N 01619N203843. White/white velour & gray vinyl. Odo: 12,999 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Good and straight, decent paint. Ridler alloys, rear belts, under-dash a/c, Texas plates. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,395. Im- ported from Texas to the U.K. in 2013 and, in wedding white, has predictably been used just for that purpose in the meantime. Hammered sold £4k ($6k) under the lower estimate of £14k ($21k). Now for sale with a dealer asking £19,950 ($30k)—almost double what they paid. Good luck! © Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA RM Sotheby’s — Paris 2016 Seven lots earned seven-figure prices, including a 1962 Ferrari 400 LWB Superamerica Aerodinamico coupe at $3,230,250 Company RM Sotheby’s Date February 3, 2016 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 48/61 Sales rate 79% Sales total $20,959,244 High sale 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico coupe, sold at $3,230,250 RM Sotheby’s offered parts cars, preservation pieces and show-quality restorations, with the average selling price bumping up to $436,651 from 2015’s $407,558 average Report and photos by Joseph T. Seminetta Market opinions in italics audience with deep pockets. The familiar R Sotheby’s tents were elegantly situated at the Pla Vauban, near the French military museums a Napoleon’s tomb. Security was in full force, w police openly carrying assault weapons around Paris throughout the week. The evening auctions brought a “Casino Royale” sense of elegance, with a high standard of decorum, cuisine and couture. Attendees pondered the softness of the recent Scottsdale results and heightened concerns over the health of European banks. C entered on the exceptional Rétromobile car show in early February, the Paris collector car auctions have a captive internationa Paris, FRA But as the hammer started falling, it became apparent that there was money in the room, on the Internet and over the phones. The consignments at European auctions are often a tick below U.S. concours standards. For this Paris auction, RM Sotheby’s offered selections ranging from a parts car to preservation pieces and several show-quality restorations. I overheard conversations in no fewer than six different languages during the preview, reflecting the true global nature of the collector car business, and the 61 lots were as geographically diverse as the bidders. While other auction companies make use of both English- and French- speaking auctioneers, RM Sotheby’s Max Girardo flawlessly switched between languages with perfect clarity, inflection and his usual enthusiasm. In all, seven lots earned seven-figure prices. Total sales arrived at $20,959,244, down 5% from a year ago. Average sold price bumped up to $436,651 from $407,558. Still, there were some bargains to be had. Lot 127, a nicely presented 1959 Abarth 2200, sold for just $130,083. Lot 130, a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE, sold for just $61,944. And Lot 133, a 1954 Kaiser-Darrin 161 roadster, sold for just $74,333. The 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder brought 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico coupe, sold at $3,230,250 104 $3,053,263, exceeding all pre-sale estimates, but another catalog cover car, the 1962 Ferrari 400 LWB Superamerica Aerodinamico coupe, sold for $3,230,250, just surpassing the 550 Spyder and taking the high-sale spot. Great cars continue to bring great prices. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 Buyer’s premium 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.91)

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA ENGLISH #130-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 SE coupe. S/N S814978. Eng. # G56178S. Dark blue/red leather. Odo: 93,581 miles. Thick paint over wavy panels. Molding falling off. Great seat patina. Nicely presented wood dash and gauges. Deeply pitted chrome. Schroth racing straps and other bits indicate spirited use. Cond: 3-. Nice interior showing only minimal signs of wear. Previously owned by Nicolas Cage. SOLD AT $61,944. Opening bid of $32,850, which nearly doubled by the end. This lot was a good value if the owner just uses the car as it sits. Stripping off the thick paint could replenish your body shop’s 401(k), though. Well bought at the final price. The car sold for $78,515 not long ago at RM’s London sale in September 2013 (SCM# 231185). (See profile, p. 62.) #146-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M Le Mans roadster. S/N BN2L233008. Eng. # 1B233008. Black & Reno Red/black cloth/ black & red leather. Odo: 2,224 miles. One of 640 Le Mans-spec 100Ms. U.S.-delivery car. Older restoration. Scratched paint. Poor driver’s door and trunk fit. Nicely trimmed interior with only minor wear. Tidy engine bay with matching engine, per Heritage Trust Certifi- “Upgrades” include engine enlarged to 4.2 liters, added air conditioning and a modern audio system. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,095,000. Everyone needs a James Bond car. Opening bid of $547,500. Strong bidding almost to the $1.2m low estimate should have caused this lot to sell, given its modifications and the current state of the market. #118-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB62590R. Eng. # 4002607. Fiesta Red/ black leather. Odo: 67,180 km. Matching numbers. RHD and power steering conversions. Decade-old comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration still looks fresh. Paint, chrome and rubber still showing to a very high standard. Excellent panel gaps. Mi- Crunchy seat cushions. What is the right price for such an early and rare piece of automotive history? Belongs in a museum. Sold without reserve for a healthy sum but well below the $240k–$270k auction estimate. #132-1929 TALBOT TYPE AG 14/45 tourer. S/N 25065. Eng. # AG5677. Dark blue/black cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 27,710 km. Patina with a capital P. Older cosmetic restoration, now with honest-looking cracked paint. Nicely faded brass. Rock-hard bench seat. Nice wood dash. Noticeable positive camber on front end. Add-on tachometer. cate. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $123,888. Opening bid of just $43,800 nearly tripled to the final hammer price. Sold well below the aggressive $175k–$225k pre-sale estimate. A good purchase with room to correct some cosmetic issues. Well bought. Three previous appearances at auction: sold for $231,000 at RM’s Ponder Collection sale in 2007 (SCM# 44896); sold for $107,250 at RM Scottsdale 2011 (SCM# 170609); and sold for $170,500 at RM Sotheby’s Fort Worth auction in May 2015 (SCM# 265361). #144-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51301L. Eng. # 4002667. Silver/black leather. Odo: 8,405 km. First production LHD DB5. Older restoration by marque specialist. Excellent paint and chrome. 106 nor interior wear. History, records, tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $433,609. DB6s command strong money given their 2+2 configuration and plentiful production (with more than 1,500 produced). Opening bid of $219,000. Active telephone bidding pushed the lot to the hammer price. Very well sold given non-original changes. Last sold for $121,000 at RM Amelia Island 2009 (SCM# 119826). FRENCH #115-1896 RAYNAUD prototype vis-à- vis. S/N N/A. Green/black leather. RHD. A charming, rare and mysterious lot. Believed to be a one-of-a-kind prototype built by French industrialist Claude Raynaud. Unusual period features include wheel-block brakes, double chain drive and nearly 2 liters of displacement per cylinder. Discovered in the 1970s, when it had a modest cosmetic refresh. (Appears brush-painted.) Otherwise, it is believed to remain as built over a century ago. London-toBrighton Run eligible. Sold from a private Swiss collection. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $148,666. Honest patina inside and out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,555. With only 46 gross horsepower, this car will actually get up to 65 mph, according to the catalog. Opening bid of only $32,850. This did not seem like the right crowd for a Brass Era offering, as evidenced by the final price. Well bought. Last seen at a 2006 Bonhams auction, sold at $40,004 (SCM# 41815). #104-1934 PEUGEOT 601 convertible. S/N 712071. Eng. # 2131. Dark blue/red cloth/red leather. Odo: 88 miles. One of 109 built, with around 20 survivors, according to the consignor. Top-of-the-line model with attractive Art Deco styling. Older five-year restoration by Dutch marque specialist. Charming Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA accessories. Waves and other paint imperfections. Poor panel fit. Pitted chrome. Worn seating surfaces. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $92,916. A rare car being brought back to its country of origin. This was a rough example that could use a comprehensive freshening. Fair price for buyer and seller, given condition and exclusivity. #140-1963 FACEL VEGA FACEL II coupe. S/N HK2B171. Eng. # 278858. Metallic blue/cream leather. Odo: 20,614 km. The 1963 Geneva show car, being sold by the original owner. Powered by a Chrysler Typhoon V8 wrapped in a stylish body. This unrestored example has faded, scratched paint. Dull ished to a high standard, with the exception of some minor paint imperfections, including a push-out bubble on driver’s door and imperfect panel fit. Interior presents as-new. Com- plex roller-bearing engine is well detailed. “Darts” on rear fenders painted light blue. 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show car. U.S. race history including 1956 Sebring 12 Hours. A serious bucket-list car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,053,263. A blue-chip classic that does not come up for sale at every auction. Will be an instant ticket into any show or vintage race on the planet. Opening bid of $1,095,000 aggressively increased three-fold to the final price, well above the $2.8m high estimate. Well sold. chrome. Nicely presented leather surfaces. Attractive aviation-style dash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $260,165. Promoted by Facel as “the fastest four-seater coupe in the world.” Spirited bidding opened at $109,500. Well bought, given the exceptional history, single-family ownership and unrestored condition. Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ GERMAN #139-1955 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Speed- ster. S/N 80389. Eng. # 82182. Metallic gray/ red cloth/red leather. Odo: 96 km. Superb paint. Inconsistent panel gaps. Interior presents as-new. Exceptional wheels. Engine swapped for later 1600 S with performance upgrades increasing horsepower to 100. Has Kardex, but limited documentation and his- above driver’s side of roof. Inconsistent chrome. Exceptional walnut dash. Seats only showing minor signs of wear. Fitted luggage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $551,303. Great cars in excellent condition bring strong results. This car was slightly well sold given the current economic environment. It previously sold for $275k at RM Phoenix 2013 (SCM# 222356). #116-1957 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider 108 tory. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $377,859. A very tidy Pre-A that commanded a lot of attention throughout the auction. Opening bid of $109,500. Ping-pong telephone bids shot this lot well above the high estimate, despite the non-original motor and lack of history provided. Very, very well sold. #143-1955 PORSCHE 550 Spyder. S/N 5500068. Silver/beige vinyl. Odo: 1,131 miles. The star of the auction, prominently advertised and displayed. Fin- TOP 10 No. 2 microcar. S/N 63575. Eng. # 2256483. Red & cream/black cloth/aubergine vinyl. MHD. Odo: 8,183 km. Charming Kabinenroller (scooter with cabin). Two-stroke engine producing less than 10 hp. Four forward gears. Four backward gears as well. Unsightly fixed side curtains and frames, unlike the later KR201 roadster. Cabrio top looks like it was built from a kit. Charming luggage rack. Humorous Scuderia shield on back. Driver condition with signs of enjoyment throughout. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,944. Most major U.S. auctions include a couple of microcar offerings. This lot gathered as much attention Sports Car Market #110-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC coupe. S/N 1880147500024. Eng. # 1999807500024. Black/cream leather. Odo: 54,665 miles. One of 98 300Sc coupes produced. Featured a detuned 300SL motor. U.S.-spec example. Complete restoration to high standard. Superb paint, with exception of sanding marks

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA ture. The high bid was more than adequate given all the modifications made to this car at various points in its life—most of which do not add to the value of this 911S. #147-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102610000302. Eng. # 11698010000071. Anthracite Grey/black leather. Odo: 17,183 km. European spec with desirable 4-speed transmission. Well optioned with factory sunroof, a/c, power windows and aluminum wheels. High-quality restoration with beautiful paint and panel gaps. Interior pres- as the seven-figure catalog cover cars. Opening bid of only $10,950 quickly rose to the final hammer price. Very well sold. #124-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE cabriolet. S/N 11202310008317. Eng. # 18998710000392. White/black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 22,671 km. One of the nicest lots at the auction, with exceptional paint and chrome throughout. Original seats have some wear but are very presentable. Nicely finished wood. Exceptional wheels. European spec. Matching ents as-new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $188,930. The 280SE is a usable, elegant classic that has appreciated well over the past several years. Opening bid of just $65,700 quickly advanced to within a hair of the $190k low estimate. A hefty but appropriate sum for such an exceptional car. #129-1992 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS numbers. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $251,850. This was an exceptional car with all of the right boxes checked. However, the final bid would be getting close to the $306k low estimate after buyer’s premium, and the seller should have accepted it. Last sold for $121,462 at an Artcurial sale in 2011 (SCM# 187828). #119-1969 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 119300783. Eng. # 6391117. Light ivory/black vinyl. Odo: 13,047 miles. U.S.-delivery 911 with older comprehensive restoration. Fog lights. Many “upgrades” including R/RS-style interior bits, partial roll cage with racing harnesses, battery cutoff switch and “sport” steering wheel. Tools, records, correct spare. Quality paint with tight-fitting panels. Detailed Fuchs. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $186,150. Signs of spirited use and age on on the undercarriage. Rear deck discolored from rich mix- coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS490311. Eng. # 62N80736. Grand Prix White/black & gray leather. Odo: 43,341 km. Nice paint, although meter shows panel repair on driver’s front fender. Some race use. Other signs of enjoyment include an engine rebuild (at fairly low kilometers driven), worn Sports seats and a poor wheel respray. Numbers matching, per CoA. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,860. 964s have started to catch the rising Porsche tide. This example was well sold for its condition, given the current market demand for very well turned out examples.. ITALIAN #148-1951 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este coupe. S/N 915910. Eng. # SS928321. Dark blue/beige cloth. RHD. Odo: 448 miles. One of only 36 Carrozzeria Touringbodied 6Cs, according to catalog. Stunning, handcrafted, coachbuilt elegance with unique styling features. Older comprehensive restoration now showing signs of use and age. Faded chrome. Fitted luggage. Missing chunk of history. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $657,000. May 2016 109

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA made. Italian ownership since new. Thick paint in non-original color. Inconsistent panel gaps. Poor exterior rubber. Inconsistent chrome. Tidy interior. Matching-numbers engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $309,721. Unlike the more valuable Spider America, the B24 convertible does not share the panoramic windshield, narrow air scoop or two-piece bumpers. Given its condition, this lot was well sold, right at the low estimate. 6Cs are beautiful but are underpowered for many events. They do not frequently come up for auction, particularly in this body configuration. The high price was not far off the mark, given the car’s condition. #122-1956 LANCIA AURELIA B24 S convertible. S/N B24S1186. Eng. # B241312. Silver/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 91,444 km. One of only 521 Aurelia B24 convertibles #127-1959 ABARTH 2200 coupe. S/N 112044528. Eng. # 216035. Mica Red/black leather. Odo: 1,482 km. Less than 30 examples produced, according to catalog. Older restoration holding up well. Nicely presented paint with only minor imperfections. Excellent chrome. Tidy interior and BEST BUY delivery, later exported to the U.S. and then returned to Italy. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $507,942. Opening bid of $219,000, more than doubled via very active telephone bidding. A very nice example but an aggressive result given the non-original motor and no Classiche certification. Well sold. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it sold at a Brooks auction in 1998 for $76,407 (SCM# 1941). dash. Beautiful engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $130,083. Opening bid of just $65,700. An unusual and well-presented example, sold well below the $197k low estimate. Very well bought. #123-1963 DUAL-GHIA L6.4 coupe. S/N 0313. Eng. # 2600313726. Metallic Maroon/ tan vinyl. Odo: 75,134 miles. One of only 26 produced. Sold originally to the South African market, and later exported to the U.S. Older restoration with wavy paint over inconsistent body preparation. Panel gaps that can be seen from outer space. Paint in door jambs looks original and shades darker than the rest of the car. Worn interior fabric. Nice gauges and #137-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Pinin- farina coupe. S/N 1749GT. Nero Tropicale IVI/light beige leather. Odo: 6,454 km. Excellent older restoration, still in near-concours condition. Number 293 of 350 built. Excellent paint and chrome throughout. Only signs of use are minor interior wear and slight glass scratches. Non-original motor. Italian market dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $272,554. With their Italian styling and big American engine, the L6.4 Ghias were a favorite among celebrities of the day. This lot had an opening bid of $109,500, which quickly escalated to $219,000. Final price at the low estimate looks fair given the car’s condition. Previously sold for $230k at RM London 2010 (SCM# 167921) and for $275k at RM’s Wayne Davis Collection auction in 2008 (SCM# 116506). #102-1964 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Eden Roc cabriolet. S/N 110B122005703. Eng. # 110F0041725919. Mint green/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 8,927 km. Autobianchi S.p.A, an Italian truck manufacturer established in 1955, eventually introduced the Bianchina, a Fiat 500-based microcar. Promoted as the “Eden Roc” after the stylish sea- 110 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA side resort in Antibes. French ownership since new. Recent mechanical and cosmetic refurb. Scratches in period-correct mint green are a Tools, books, manuals. Shiny paint with excessive orange peel. Tidy interior with typical wear. Very rough chrome and wheels. Mismatched aftermarket radio. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $208,050. With their attractive Giugiaro-designed bodies and powerful motors, Ghiblis have been on the rise. This lot appeared to sell on the block, but final results show it not sold at this price. The seller should have gladly accepted the final price given the car’s condition. #125-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- sign of enjoyment. Nearly new tan interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,972. A charming beach car to park next to your Jolly, Messerschmidt or Isetta. Would not fare well against the wrong side of an Escalade. A very cute driver for not much money. Well bought. #120-1965 MASERATI MISTRAL 3.7 coupe. S/N AM109528. Eng. # AM109528. Light blue/blue leather. Odo: 341 miles. Last Trident model to be equipped with dual-spark DOHC motor from their successful Grand Prix cars, but with Lucas fuel injection (stop laughing). Shiny paint with minor wear and imperfections. Excellent panel gaps. Messy exterior and seats. Aftermarket stereo. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $667,950. Daytonas have enjoyed strong appreciation over the past few years, but prices seem to have recently hit the brakes. Number-2 condition coupes tend to sell in the $700k range. The unusual stripe did not help this lot, and it should have changed hands at the high bid. #135-1974 MASERATI BORA 4.9 rubber. Quality chrome work. Nicely presented interior. Matching numbers. Limited ownership history. Books included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $241,582. Opening bid of $109,500 quickly rose to $186,150, but duplicate bid confusion stalled the momentum. After sorting things out, bidding resumed, finishing just below the $241k low estimate (without premium). A fair price for a tidy and usable example. #106-1969 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 coupe. S/N AM1150752. Eng. # AM1150752. Red/black leather. Odo: 51,362 km. LHD, U.S.-spec car which spent much of its life in Europe. Older Swiss restoration with Carte Grise. Recent rebuild of matching engine. have been under-appreciated for too long. This was a very well-presented, claimed-to-beunrestored example that could be enjoyed without regret. Opening bid of $109,500 nearly doubled to the final no-sale bid. The owner was right to hold out for another day given the car’s condition. #131-1977 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 23125. Eng. # 00214. Rosso Chiaro/Nero leather. Odo: 66,920 km. Worn paint with some evidence of rear-end repair. Heavy weights on knockoff wheels. Deeply worn 112 Sports Car Market coupe. S/N AM11749US0720. Eng. # 2132. Champagne/beige leather. Odo: 4,966 km. Excellent paint. Beautiful stainless roof. Nice Campy rims. Exterior rubber molding coming loose. Worn chrome. Dirty, worn interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $197,100. Boras chips, cracks in body seams. Excellent interior and phone-dial rims. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $350,400. The Countach was proudly hung next to many a Farrah Fawcett poster in the late ’70s and into the ’80s. Prices continue to be strong, but this car had too many mysteries to bring top dollar. High bid should have been accepted, given the car’s mileage and issues. #134-1988 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFWA20B000075926. Eng. # 10875. Rosso Corsa/black/black leather. Odo: 6,031 km. A time-capsule European-spec 328. Ferrari Classiche certification. Recent major mechanical service. Paint, body and trim as delivered from the factory. Minimal signs of seat wear. One of the best-condition 3-series tona coupe. S/N 14093. Eng. # B 932. Giallo Fly/Nero leather. Odo: 2,261 miles. Euro-spec Plexi-nose Daytona coupe. Excellent Fly Yellow paint with an unusual Nero stripe. Some sloppy exterior rubber. Nice chrome. Tidy engine bay. Knockoffs. Beautiful mousehair 3+. NOT SOLD AT $350,400. Opening bid of $219,000, with spirited action all the way to the high bid. Carbureted Boxers are very desirable. However, the $438k–$493k pre-sale estimate was very aggressive. The high bid should have been accepted with appreciation. #107-1981 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP400 S coupe. S/N 1121358. Eng. # 1121358. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 77,333 km. Swiss-delivery Countach later exported to the U.S., then back to Europe. Restored and color-changed while in America. Claimed to have matching-numbers engine. Limited history. Missing tools, books, records. Front paint seats and dash. Windshield delamination and separation. A worn, well-used Boxer. Cond:

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RM Sotheby’s Paris, FRA Ferraris that I have seen. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $154,860. Exceptional cars bring exceptional prices. With under 4,000 miles, this lot nearly looked like it had on the showroom floor when new. Opening bid of $65,700. Aggressive bidding from the phone, floor and Internet. A strong result considering the current state of the market. Well sold. #145-1989 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000080161. Eng. # 15321. Rosso Corsa/red cloth. Odo: 4,307 km. Long-term first ownership with the late Stefano Casiraghi, Italian businessman and second husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. No obvious signs of accident damage. Normal Lexan scratches. Excessive driver’s seat wear given low claimed mileage. No visible “up- TOP 10 No. 8 catalyst Evolution Deltas. Exceptional condition, showing no signs of body damage. Beautiful interior and engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $148,666. Opening bid of just $54,750 quickly escalated to the final winning bid (from the telephones). There are not many auction comps here, but this seems like a steep price given specs. grades” such as Tubi exhausts, modern turbos, LM bits, etc. Books and tools included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,145,967. A low-mileage F40 in excellent condition. The opening bid of $547,500 smartly climbed to the $1.1m low estimate. Well bought with enough room for the likely mechanical service it may need to be fully enjoyed. #105-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFAA17B000080637. Eng. # 16850. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 955 km. An exceptional, über-low-mileage time capsule showing only minimal signs of use. Originally delivered to Germany. No evidence of paintwork. Original books included, but no mention of tools, records or service history. I would not even start the car without confirmation of cam-belt replacement. (Ferrari recom- #141-1997 FERRARI F50 coupe. S/N ZFFTA46B000106825. Eng. # 45134. Rosso Corsa/black & red buckets. Odo: 30,234 km. Number 266 of 349 produced. Matching numbers, per Classiche certification. Has tools, manual, cover, storage box. Excellent paint, with no obvious sign of damage or repair. Some driver’s seat wear. Dash replaced. TOP 10 No. 6 Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,333. A charming car that attracted a lot of pre-auction attention. Many lookers were researching the car on their phones, as these are rare in Europe. Offered without reserve, it had a hard time finding the opening bid of just $21,900. Attendees soon realized this was a steal, and the bidding advanced to the final sale price. A very good buy that could bring many more euros if sold in the U.S. Documented Italian/French ownership from new. High miles for a supercar. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,396,125. Opening bid of $547,500 went to a final price just above the low estimate of €1.25m ($1.37m). Sold for a market-correct price, given the high miles. mends this service every five years, regardless of miles.) Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $210,610. Nothing screams 1980s like a Ferrari Testarossa. While TR prices have been on the rise for the past several years, the auction’s $219k–$241k estimate was a bit aggressive. The seller should be quite pleased with the final result given the current market environment. #136-1992 LANCIA DELTA HF Inte- grale Evoluzione 1 Martini 6 hatchback. S/N ZLA31AB000580642. Silver/teal Alcantara. Odo: 27,534 km. Number 184 of 310 Martini 6 Editions to commemorate Lancia’s sixth World Rally Championship. One owner. Mechanically identical to the original, non- 114 #138-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCZ56B000135564. Eng. # 080164. Nero Daytona/Rosso leather. Odo: 2,500 km. U.K.-delivered, later split in two in a high-profile, high-speed wreck on California’s Pacific Coast Highway. Repaired at Ferrari Technical Assistance Service, where both the interior and exterior colors were TOP 10 No. 4 #142-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM6S748. Wimbledon White & Guardsman Blue/black leather. Odo: 384 miles. 289ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An American in Paris. Color swapped from red. Also changed from road spec to GT350R configuration. Campaigned in Europe. Driven by Stirling Moss. Signs of enjoyment throughout. Faded panels. changed. Unusual Enzo features such as navigation, power windows, Bose stereo and carbon spoiler with “Enzo” spelled out (in case you forgot). Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,734,436. At least two people really wanted an Enzo this evening. Very well sold, considering the car’s damage history, color change and customization. AMERICAN #133-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- ster. S/N 161001031. Champagne/red vinyl/ red leather. Odo: 82,635 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. One of 435 produced during its single year of production. Arguably the first U.S. sports car and the first fiberglass-bodied car. Minor paint imperfections. Attractive but consistent chrome. Poor rear panel fit. Some interior water stains. Edelbrock air cleaner. Poor trunk fit. As a race car should look. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $198,221. I had doubts about an American car converted for racing at this auction. However, it received much appreciation, and spirited bidding took it to a market-correct price, within the $195k–$210k estimate range. © Sports Car Market

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Leake Oklahoma City, OK Leake — Oklahoma City 2016 The crowd loved the 1988 BMW M6, and it sold for a strong $72,600, showing it’s not just high-strung E30 M3s that are white-hot in the market Company Leake Auction Company Date February 19–21, 2016 Location Oklahoma City, OK Auctioneers Jim Richie, Brian Marshall, Bobby D. Elhert, Dillon Hall Automotive lots sold/offered 452/552 Sales rate 82% Sales total $12,491,435 High sale 2005 Ford GT, sold at $303,600 Buyer’s premium Optional sunroof, deluxe cassette sound system and only 26k miles — 1988 BMW M6 2-door sedan, sold at $72,600 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics L eake Auction Company returned to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in mid-Febr and for the first time added a t lection was offered at no reserve. Located in its own separate building, the Falbo Collection had a variety Oklahoma City, OK to their event. The reason for the extra the 100-car Tom Falbo Collection. However, the sale may not have been Falbo’s own choosing, as the bank was actually selling the lots off as collateral. As such, every single car from the varied col- of cars from the mid-1950s through modern production. The key groupings were low-mile originals, 1970s domestic luxury cars, imported luxury cars from the late 1980s to today, and no fewer than 40 Corvettes. There were 18 1967 ’Vettes, and 14 of those were big-block cars, including an L89 — one of just 16 built in 1967. The L89 sold for $183,700 and was the second-biggest sale of the weekend, behind a 2005 Ford GT at $303,600. The top 10 sales included six other 1967 Corvettes, a 1954 Corvette and a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner. The Falbo cars generally sold well, and Leake president Richard Sevenoaks reported that the collection brought a successful $4.5 million total. While Leake does a commendable job of keeping consignments in a logical order for parking, all of the Friday and Sunday vehicles were in the dimly lit livestock buildings. At least the buyers for those cars can brag about their “barn finds.” The plan is to conduct next year’s event in a new larger arena south of the Cox Pavilion, which should put the majority of cars under one roof. One of my favorite cars of the sale was a 1988 Original invoice and window sticker in glovebox — 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL coupe, sold at $4,950 116 BMW M6 in very well-cared-for condition. The crowd loved it, and it sold for a strong $72,600. At the other end of the spectrum, a 1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL slipped through the cracks and found a new owner for just $4,950. ♦ $12m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sales Totals 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 10% onsite, 13% for offsite sales, included in sold prices Sports Car Market

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Leake Oklahoma City, OK ENGLISH #725-1962 SUNBEAM ALPINE convert- ible. S/N B9103978. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 57,038 miles. Repainted in recent years. Most overspray on chassis has been covered with undercoating. Body filler slop at bottoms of the fenders. Doors sag—or is it body sag? Either way, the doors take some concerted effort to close. Bare holes in the trunk lid for the license-plate holder, also showing thickness of body filler. “U” on the pension and exhaust. Old bumper replating is now cloudy. Doors sag and splay out along the sides of the body. Aluminum door threshold trim is quite dull. Seats show light wear, but was stripped on the outside and repainted. New 16-inch OEM wheels, painted gloss black and wearing oversized mud tires. Original retractable steps for all three doors. New SUNBEAM lettering is crooked, “N” on the front valance is upside-down. Older bumper replating. Newer top, seat coverings and carpeting, but not well installed. Generally clean engine bay. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,350. Stock Alpines surface at auction a lot less often than Tigers, but this mud dauber was cheap for a reason. Best to spend more for a better example or spend this amount on an MGB that’ll be a lot better. #477-1966 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E12049. Red/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 42,975 miles. Miles believed actual since new. Chrome wire knockoff wheels with modern radial tires. Restored a few years back. Authentic sheen to the repaint and replating. Good panel fit. Well detailed under the hood and on the undercarriage. Newer economy-grade battery. Redone interior soft trim is now breaking in. Thickly re- the piping is yellowed. Dash wood varnish is cracking, especially around the tachometer. Older aftermarket steering-wheel rim wrap. Nineties tape deck in console. Generally tidy under the hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,525. This Healey didn’t really impress me. It was uninspiring in appearance and character, and the workmanship made me wonder about the state of the mechanicals. With Big Healeys cooling off a tad, and considering that lesser examples haven’t seen the wild price swings, this sold very well. #2465-1971 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 converted convertible. S/N 1S70675. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 21,577 miles. Recent better-quality repaint. Chrome likely redone when the roof was cut off about 20 years ago. Pristine wire wheels with modern radials; set of racing wheels included. Decent door and panel fit. Bone-stock and tidy under the hood, although the underside of said hood looks like it got a shot of undercoating over the original mastic. A few dings and carpeting and authentically reupholstered seats. Clutch pedal pad keeps falling off. Motor was pulled and rebuilt; looks clean and bone-stock. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,350. I’d call this more of a refurb than a restore, done well enough to go rock hopping without much worry over scuffing it up. Even with that work, selling price seems a bit stiff to me, especially for a turbo-diesel—although Publisher Martin would be in a better position to argue, since he owns essentially the same rig but made in 1984. GERMAN #542-1988 BMW M6 2-dr sedan. S/N WBAEE1416J2561631. Zinnoberrot/tan leather. Odo: 25,749 miles. U.S. car from day one. Optional sunroof and deluxe cassette sound system. All indications that mileage is correct. Well-cared-for original paint, trim and interior fittings. Hard-pressed to find any paint damage. All-original engine bay but could use some quality time in there with a hose, detergent and scrub brush. Non-stock window tint, but not obnoxiously dark. Wheels seem newer than original but are correct style. Tires are varnished wood steering wheel rim. Modern radio in dash. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $102,500. This wasn’t too far from being detailed into a show car, along with swapping bits such as the tires and battery. However, that would spoil it as a darn nice touring car, as those bits make it more livable, even if it’s a jaunt to the local Cars and Coffee. As it left the block, the auctioneer said to the last bidder, “We’re very close, my friend.” #764-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L38795. Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 59,685 miles. Body-off repaint a few years back. Looks good up on top. They painted over the original undercoating; newer black brush-painted sus- 118 scuffs on the undercarriage. Original seats have been redyed and restuffed. Center console armrest has heavy wear. Newer carpeting. Modern retro-look sound system in the dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $57,750. Made into a drop-top in the late 1990s (when a Series III coupe was still down in the dumps for values after the cataclysmic market swing of the late 1980s). Now that all E-types have again awakened in value, the old saying “it is what it is” applies here. Cut coupe conversions tend to sell for the price of a stock coupe, plus one or two auction bids. Still cheaper to buy than a real convertible. #473-1987 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 SUV. S/N SALLDVBB8AA298875. White/brown cloth. Odo: 273,180 km. Euromarket truck, likely sold new in Italy based on the tire and oil-change stickers in the door jamb. Those were kept in place while the body modern replacements. Neat interior with supple leather. Generally tidy undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,600. It seems like only yesterday that this sold at the McCormick’s auction for $28,350, but that was in 2002 (SCM# 29489). At least Falbo ditched the pimpmobile wheels that were on it then. Bidding opened here at $30k online. Beyond $40k, I was dumbfounded at the huge amount of interest in it—on site, online and on the phone. While E30 M3s have had the spotlight lately, this Autobahn bullet proved that it’s not just high-strung homogated track cars that are white-hot in the market. Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #222023628103. 1977 TOYOTA CELICA GT coupe. 85,600 miles. “Showroom condition. Repainted to factory white and restored the original GT accent stripes. Keys, owner’s manuals, original dealer mats. Manual transmission.” Condition: 2-. Leake Oklahoma City, OK ITALIAN #751-1986 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Graduate. S/N ZARBA5417G1042956. White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 37,380 miles. Factory a/c. Comes off as a one-owner car showing actual miles. Most original paperwork is with the car. Very well-kept original paint and brightwork. Good panel gaps. Windshield starting to delaminate along edges. Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club decal on vent window. Older radials on the stock steel wheels. Tidy SOLD AT $10,500. Well preserved, well bought and well sold. Toyota’s beloved pony car had great styling and even earned some international race wins. The fastback looks more muscular, but the coupe is rarer. With so many built, I wouldn’t feel guilty ditching this one’s bulky bumpers in favor of some “smiling” chromies. eBay Motors, 2/20/2016. #201515098019. 1981 HONDA ACCORD LX hatchback. S/N JHMSM5335BC009583. 4,651 miles. “All original everything. Everything works. Paint is showroom-new. No rust. Interior is a mint, untouched time capsule.” Condition: 2. and generally stock engine bay. Modern bright-red ignition wiring. Washed-off undercarriage. Good original interior with some generous use of silicone protectant spray. Modern sound system in dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,200. Eighties-era Alfa Spiders are often used up and falling apart, so it was a pleasure to see this low-mile, well-cared-for example. However, there was little interest in it on site, as it sold to an online bidder. JAPANESE SOLD AT $25,211. Very well sold, obviously. The Accord is the antithesis of what gearheads care about, but this would be a great permanent addition to a dealer’s showroom. eBay Motors, 2/14/2016. #182023933650. 1990 TOYOTA SERA coupe. S/N EXY100008198. 62,000 km. RHD. “Built for the Japanese market. Clean title. Beautiful paint, interior very well preserved. 1.5-L twin-cam 16valve 4-cyl runs beautifully. 5-speed. Back speaker system rotates from ‘Funky’ to ‘Casual’ mode with a press of a button.” Condition: 3. BEST BUY #761-1983 MAZDA RX-7 GSL coupe. S/N JM1FB3319D0757690. Tornado Silver Metallic/maroon leather. Odo: 146,647 miles. Original invoice and window sticker in glovebox; sold new in Houston, TX. Factory options are a/c, leather seats and floor mats. Three-owner car from new. Repainted two decades ago, with some light dust inclusions. Good door and hatch fit. Receipts for an engine rebuild in 1997. Today it runs out well and presents well under the hood. Only glaringly non-stock bits are bright AMERICAN #412-1935 PLYMOUTH PJ Deluxe 5-window coupe. S/N 1060724. Black/brown mohair. Odo: 60,904 miles. Dealer-accessory fender skirts. Converted at some point to sealed-beam headlights. Older repaint has a period-authentic sheen. All exterior rubber dry-rotted. Bumpers and hubcaps wear an older replate. Hood ornament has moderate pitting, windshield frame has moderate scuffing. Scruffy under the hood. Older gloss-black undercarriage, including brake hoses. Older seat redo in a modern synthetic fuzzy material. Mostly original headliner, patched in with the same material used on the door panels. Runs out quite well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. My dad’s first car was a ’35 Plymouth coupe, and I tend to be partial to them, although his was the more spartan business coupe. Pop became something of a car gatherer shortly after getting that car while still in high school, proving once again that the fruit—or, rather, the nut—doesn’t fall far from the tree. This one was last seen 17 years ago at the Spring Kruse auction, selling for $13,440 (SCM# 5393). Less than 50 miles later, some cosmetics have been firmed up, but it still sold well enough. #500-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S003269. Pennant Blue/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 11,000 miles. 235-ci 155-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Restored approximately two decades ago. Since then, has earned awards from an NCRS Regional Top Flight in 1997 to an NRCS Regional Second Flight in 2013 in Frisco, TX. Good gaps but not necessarily uniform. Hood functions better than most ’53s through ’55s, as it doesn’t bind SOLD AT $7,600. Old enough for legal import and occasionally available on eBay, but a stick shift is almost unheard of. The rear “sausage” speakers rotate to alter the acoustics, directing sound toward the cabin or bouncing it off the glass. The Sera is a Tercel underneath, so it’s not a sports car, but it will run forever, and you can get parts. It looks kinda basic while driving, but park at Cars and Coffee, pop those glass butterfly doors and watch the crowd swarm. This is what they sell for, but this was far better than average. eBay Motors, 12/6/2015. ♦ 120 blue ignition wires and a new battery on a cutoff switch. Well-cared-for interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,950. I’ve said for years that the RX-7 is a future collector car, if for no other reason than that they were an enthusiast’s car when new. Couple that with being a popular SCCA race platform for privateers in the day, and now the surviving examples from the past three decades are starting to see some appreciation. Almost a dead ringer for one that I reported on at Silver’s Arizona auction a month earlier ($8,370, SCM# 270919), this one in comparison was very well bought. up front. NCRS decal in the reproduction windshield. Engine bay is tidy and bone-stock. Clean undercarriage. Interior chrome could stand to be repolished. Minimal seat and carpet wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. Not only was this the last car to sell on the red line before the Falbo Collection—the Platinum lane also had a Pennant Blue ’54 that was offered just before this one went across the Sports Car Market

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Leake Oklahoma City, OK turntable. That one failed to sell at $75k, and considering that both cars were a horse apiece for quality and condition, this was definitely the place to be. #445-1956 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE 9-passenger wagon. S/N M6FY167019. Black & woodgrain/red & white vinyl. Odo: 80,763 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. With factory option-type power steering, brakes, seat, and windows, Town & Country AM radio. Period-accessory spotlights and windshield visor. Good bare-body repaint a decade ago. Faux-wood trim is painted on rather than DiNoc decals, but retains original fiberglass fake wood borders. Modern non-OEM windshield. Very clean and tidy engine bay. Original 292-ci V8—the base T-bird engine for Steele’s 2014 Scottsdale auction for $11,650 (SCM# 242268). Late-model Corvairs certainly have not declined in two years. Back then it sold well; here it was bought well. #501-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S121397. Marlboro Maroon/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 115 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with L89 big block, soft top only, and AM/FM radio. Odometer likely reset when restored, somewhere between one to two decades ago. Bare-body high-quality repaint better than original. Good door gaps and fit. Engine paint color is far too dark for stock. Concours-quality engine bay detailing, aside from fuel staining on intake manifold and surface rust on exhaust manifolds. K&N air filter boys who would’ve yanked the durable and unusual GMC 305-ci V6 for a small-block Chevy V8. Jimmys bring less money than a Bowtie pickup, all things being equal. If this were a Chevy C10 with a 307-ci V8 under the hood, I guarantee it’d be a $20k truck. #203-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- NER 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23H9A254107. Dark green metallic/green vinyl. Odo: 5,804 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optional power steering, power brakes, bucket seats with console and in-dash tach. Original unrestored car. Consignor purchased it recently from original owner. Original paint still buffs out well. Also has 45 years of dings, including a large dent behind the left front wheelwell. Light crazing on most chrome, but matches paint. Decent door fit. Front seats look too nice to be original. Water staining on passenger’s kick panel. Original engine is rebuilt, repainted and reasonably well detailed. Title in transit. Cond: ’56—is fitted with a T-bird engine dress-up kit. Also uses T-bird reproduction inspection stamp decals on the cowl. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,075. Last seen selling for $53,900 at RM’s Charlie Thomas Collection auction in October 2012 (SCM# 213873). One thing about restoring any ’56 Ford is that you can borrow materials and techniques from the two-seater T-bird crowd, and a lot of that was done here. This was a pretty, impressive restoration (not to be confused with a pretty impressive restoration) that had lots of eyeball, but it came off as a T-bird wagon wannabe. The reserve came off at $38k, garnering one more bid. Fairly bought and sold. #184-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza convertible. S/N 105675W286080. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 56,005 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, 4-sp. Optional telescoping steering column, power top, pushbutton AM radio and simulated wire wheel covers. Actual miles. Decent older colorchange repaint from original Crocus Yellow. Mostly original brightwork in good condition. Good door fit. Retains most of its original interior, which shows some yellowing in the vinyl. Engine has had some work: fan and shrouding painted body color. Modern distrib- element. Fully restored interior. Neat-as-a-pin undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $183,700. The owner of the collection didn’t even realize that this was an L89 car. The auction company brought in recently retired NCRS Judging Chairman Roy Sinor to evaluate all the cars and discovered it was consistent with an L89, although it didn’t have original papers. It was originally bid to $198k on the block, so when it came back up 20 cars later, it was something of a buzzkill. One can argue that it sold for the sum of its parts, but I think chances are good that once it all shakes out, the buyer got a helluva deal. #1194-1969 GMC C1500 Custom pickup. S/N CM10DSA36051. Light green/ green vinyl. Odo: 73,521 miles. 305-ci V6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. One-family ownership since new, miles claimed actual. Body-off-frame restoration in recent years. High-quality repaint in original color. Excellent door fit. Fitted with GM 1979 truck wheels. Replated bumpers and reproduction grille; otherwise mostly refurbished original trim. Few dings in the cargo box. Squeaky clean under the hood. Glossblack undercarriage, aside from new shocks and non-stock dual exhaust system. New nonstock seat upholstery in a clean and tidy inte- 4+. SOLD AT $22,550. This looks for all the world like one of the $3k used cars I remember checking out in 1983. Actually, with the body damage it would likely have been $2,500, with a trip to the body shop shortly after buying it. After floating out the dents, the new owner today may still find that it’s a bit rough to leave as-is. I’d be more worried about the rust blisters at the base of the back window, as that’s a common first sign of rust-out, even in more arid climates. Reserve was passed at $15k, with five bidders still chasing it. Fully priced. #452-1972 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE Sebring Plus 2-dr hard top. S/N RP23M2G117189. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 89,209 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional 190-hp 400-ci V8, 727 TorqueFlite automatic, a/c, AM radio. Restored in recent years with an emphasis on performance rather than detail. Bare-body repaint needs about one more color sanding, as there’s still a lot of orange peel in it. Mostly replated trim to used-car standard. Both doors sag and rattle when closed. (Passenger’s door stuck open on the turntable and refused to budge.) Clean but glitzed-up under the hood, with modern chromed a/c compres- utor cap and ignition wiring. Overall, runs out quite well. Undercarriage is untouched and heavily surface rusted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,175. So much for thinking I uncovered some fresh Corvair meat, as this car surfaced in our database as selling at Russo and 122 rior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,600. This was one of my favorite vehicles here—not just because it was generally devoid of the tacked-on shiny crap you see on most 1967–72s, but simply because it thumbs its nose at the Bowtie Sports Car Market

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Leake Oklahoma City, OK sor. New interior vinyl. Plus-2-sized modern wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,375. Not the sort of Mopar you run into every day, and unlike Road Runners or ’Cudas, this is likely one of very few that were saved. It still doesn’t help that this high-on-flash, low-on-substance redo lacked in the simple details, like lining up the doors so they shut reliably. And don’t think the 400 is a screamer, as this state of tune was also used in D500 medium-duty trucks. Garnered one more bid past the $21k reserve, hopefully heading to Mopar finishing school. #1207-1973 INTERNATIONAL 1310 Custom 1-ton 4x4 stepside pickup. S/N 3Q3A0CHC10167. Harvester Red/maroon vinyl. Odo: 26,687 miles. 345-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Optional power steering, power brakes, granny-low 4-speed, Dana 60 front axle, and Dana 70 rear axle. Miles are actual, since this was a fire truck until restored back to civilian configuration recently. Good-quality repaint. Door fit is so-so. Cargo box with black bedliner; tool box mounted to bulkhead. Massive front bumper may be original; rear was fabricated recently. Tidy repainted engine bay. box for the restoration, or more likely, the stepside box contained a brushfire pumper apparatus. There was quite a bit of interest in this old ’Binder, and it had no difficulty surpassing the $12,500 reserve. Ended up selling on Proxibid, going to Arizona, so they seemed to think the extra 3% buyer’s fee was worth it. #198-1979 FORD F-150 Ranger XLT pickup. S/N F10GNEH2511. Light blue & white/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 16,805 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory a/c, aluminum wheels, chrome rear bumper, sliding rear window. Partial restoration in late 2015. Decent trim-off repaint. Doors need a concerted effort to latch properly. Replated bumpers; rest of the brightwork is original and quite good. Cargo box looks like it has hauled nothing but Modern aluminum wheels replace the original split rims. Two-inch lift blocks. Seat reupholstered in plain vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,385. It was a little strange to see that 8½foot stepside bed, but that was a stock offering from IH. My guess is that it either had a specialized body on the back and they found this bags of groceries or bags of leaves. Repainted engine, minimal underhood detailing. Sloppy brush-painted black undercarriage. Non-stock seat reupholstery, but rest of interior is bone stock and in great condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,300. 1973–79 F-series pickups have been getting more popular in recent years, and values continue to climb. This one is at that perfect point for ownership: It looks great but isn’t over-the-top nice. You could take your bags of leaves to the recycling center on Saturday morning, wash the truck, then go to cruise night that evening. Declared sold right after the reserve was lifted at $13k, right in the zone for the market today. © 124 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Paris, FRA Bonhams — The Grand Palais The 1961 Alfa Romeo Autotutto was delightful, still twin-cam powered and sold for $70,878 Company Bonhams Date February 4, 2016 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 78/130 Sales rate 60% Sales total $14,076,784 High sale 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, sold at $2,319,642 Buyer’s premium 1961 Alfa Romeo Autotutto Romeo 2 minibus, sold at $70,878 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics river from where RM Sotheby’s held its s the night before at Les Invalides. Anyth less than 120 cars can leave this birdcag like greenhouse looking a bit windy (t 225 entries in the annual Tour Auto line up inside the building before the start). The heating problem was finally cracked with a multitude of hot-air blowers; an attempt a couple of years ago to warm the vast and leaky glazed structure with overhead radiant heaters slightly backfired when some of the lots B onhams did an even better job than usual of filling the vast Grand Palais building at this year’s Paris auction, across the Paris, FRA began gently steaming. The really big number here was the 1966 2-cam Ferrari 275 GTB, offered without reserve. Most people thought that was a pretty brave move, but as we have seen, the lure of a no-reserve sale often fuels bidding, and here this average car arrived at $2,319,642. Other strong results included a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV at $683,006, a 1951-based but modern-constructed Bentley Petersen 6½ Litre Dartmoor coupe at $541,250, and a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III cabriolet at $476,815. An impressive roster of Ferraris led the sale, with five TRs and derivatives in a line of Maranello Rosso stretching across the room, but only two sold, the best of which was a 1985 Testarossa at $167,530. Bonhams’ certainty that the 2000 MercedesBenz CLK GTR would find a new home came unglued when bidding stopped around €500k ($560k) short, and once again a Ferrari F40 failed to go home with a new suitor. On the other side of the mighty Mercedes, a Jaguar XJ 220 did sell, but its $335,059 price was less than the model brought in 2015. Post-2000 Ferraris helped bolster the overall sales figure, however, occupying four of the top 10 slots. Although this auction lacked its usual quantity Sales Totals $25m of eccentric fare, the 1961 Alfa Romeo Autotutto (sold at $70,878) was simply delightful and still twin-cam powered, and a generous enthusiast donated his 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL to benefit a Parisian charity. The Fondation de l’Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris is dedicated to supporting clinical research and will 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV coupe, sold at $683,006 126 $103,095 for its cause. ♦ receive $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.89)

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Bonhams Paris, FRA ENGLISH #370-1951 BENTLEY DARTMOOR Petersen coupe. S/N B329LH. Dark blue/ terracotta leather. RHD. Odo: 2,097 miles. Like something out of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” this swoopy vision is built on a Bentley Mk VI chassis with RollsRoyce B-series power and Saoutchik-inspired coachwork. Almost as-new condition, leather Black & maroon/black cloth/beige leather. Odo: 16,910 km. Restored. Originally white, now like a new one with unused leather. Fitted with electronic ignition. Has handbook and full toolkit. Belgian title. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $476,815. Sold mid-estimate despite the rather unfortunate color choice. While standard steel (sedan) Clouds are incredibly cheap for the amount of handbuilt British quality you buy (like $45k upwards), the dropheads are a different kettle of fish. This was about on the money or maybe a gnat’s under market, perhaps slightly hampered by that color scheme. #330-1975 LAND ROVER RANGE unworn. Tuned motor—an ex-military gaspowered straight-eight—does 265 hp at the wheels, so I’m guessing around 300 at the flywheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $541,250. Build date is not specified, but probably circa 2009. Sold close to the £334k ($545k) it reportedly cost new. Everyone should be happy. The SCM Platinum Auction Database indicates it sold for $504,446 at this sale in 2012 (SCM# 197230). #315-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series IV coupe. S/N DB4829L. Eng. # 370885. Silver/gray leather. Odo: 414 km. Restored (originally black with dark gray leather), straight body and good panel gaps, new leather and carpets, concours-level TOP 10 No. 10 option from October ’74) in good order. Dash not cracked, all early door architecture present and correct. Recorded mileage is since restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $81,187. Delivered new to Parma, then in Belgium post-restoration. Sold only a smidge over the lower estimate of €70k ($78k), but fair because this isn’t a suffix-A car with Palomino vinyl. Sure to be retailed for more, though. motor, new wheels, but chromed wires from new. Spanish title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $683,006. Originally supplied to Spain. High money for a DB4, but priced something like right for a car just out of an expensive restoration. #328-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III drophead coupe. S/N LSEV169. #333-1992 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220869. Green/gray leather. Odo: 9,170 km. Tidy and unscuffed, windshield beginning to delaminate in bottom corners as normal. Leather unworn. Last service invoice dates from 2006, with no mention of whether the fuel system has been touched. If not, there’s another $30k to spend before you ROVER utility. S/N 35814817D. Bahama gold/beige velour. Odo: 6,534 km. Well restored in Italy, 2011–12. Nice example of an early “SUV”—although there’s nothing remotely sporting about them, with immense body roll, locomotive-quality gearchange and a top whack of about 90. Straight body, no rust in tailgate, Bronze-brushed nylon seat trim (an This slightly underwhelming price was all the seller was realistically looking for, as he’ll obviously know the cost of the fuel system refurb. FRENCH #316-1899 DE DION-BOUTON 4½-HP Type D vis-a-vis. S/N N/A. Eng. # 947. Cream & black/black leathercloth. RHD. Slightly tired-looking with older paint and black leathercloth. Original-type driveshafts and joints. No documents. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. Originally in Holland and last sold there at auction in 1985; hasn’t run since. Having had no success selling a slightly later Type G in the U.K. (Lot 340, Hendon, p. 98), Bonhams tried this one on its home turf— but no success here, either. #310-1961 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N CC7. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 79,850 km. This is France, so there was always going to be one Facel Vega in the room. Rare slidingroof model, basically original and unrestored. Older paint cracking, flaking and bubbling. Redone leather just taking on a bit of character. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $161,086. Has been in California. Sold at just enough. If you think you didn’t have enough trouble, there’s the sliding roof to contend with. #356-1967 CITROËN DS21 Le Caddy convertible. S/N 437016. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 98,197 km. 1967 Paris Salon show car, with the 4-speed semi-automatic (no clutch, but you have to shift the ratios by hand). It was maroon then. Now restored, repainted can get it going again. (These things have a finite life and need changing every five years.) Cond: 2. SOLD AT $335,059. After a wave of these going through the market at ever-increasing prices, the last one sold in England in November for $480k, $30k behind the lower estimate and together with this sale suggests they’ve slowed back a bit like everything else. 128 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Paris, FRA with a few swirl marks in the finish (although that could just be the weird light in the Grand Palais). Leather and top look unused. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $296,399. Chapron Décaps regularly hit more than $150k, and this is even more special and rare, so the price is right, even if it was at the lower end of what Bonhams was rather ambitiously expecting (€250k–€350/$280k–$392k). #317-1972 ALPINE A110 1600S coupe. S/N 17810. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 82,787 km. Delightful, and nicely presented, with original motor. Okay paint, only tiny cracks in fiberglass, interior vinyl fine. Rear roll cage is part of rally package that includes 5-speed gearbox GERMAN #405-1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Westfalia flipseat van. S/N 1095592. Green & white/tartan cloth. Odo: 5,333 miles. Good restored order, with SO34 “flipseat” option. Displayed unzipped with all the accessories and accoutrements, including converting roof rack, clip-on awnings, and table using spare wheel as a base—plus a “Stop have sold for less than the cost of the car and attendant restoration. #305-1969 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9110100626. Signal Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 51,597 km. Very original but very rotten, with holes in the rockers and who knows where else, although trunk floor is okay, suggesting it’s never been hit in the front. Undercarriage and pipes rusty, motor oily. Seat vinyl okay, couple of head restraint blanks missing. Cond: and large fuel tank. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $105,673. Originally supplied to Italy, in the Netherlands from 1996. Last sold at a Bonhams sale in 2010 with 82,778 km (I’m guessing speedo cable is broken) for $91,770 (SCM# 162460), so it’s increased in value, but probably not enough to offset the seller’s costs. #337-1985 CITROËN VISA 1000 Pistes 4-dr hatchback. S/N VF7VDVR0000VR9860. White/gray velour. Odo: 26,585 km. A proper homologation special rally car with 4wd. 200 built. Not unduly knocked about, although it has some new paint in places and notably riveted-on wheelarch extensions. Smells like gas inside, and seat covers are Trident — It will cost the Earth!” sticker on the back window. Now with bigger motor and 12-volt electrics. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $103,095. Even though it’s not the soughtafter 21-window, this is on the money for one of the best Type 2 campers with all the toys and gadgets. Big motor hasn’t hurt value, as it’s needed (along with 12-volt electrics) if you actually plan to drive this. #431-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER double-cab pickup. S/N 266001010. Red & white/gray leather. Odo: 4,288 km. Restored and almost impossibly shiny for a Transporter, new leather inside. Split windshields still hinge open. Netherlands title. 4. SOLD AT $51,548. Originally supplied to Italy, abandoned since 1978. I don’t think it can be resurrected within its market value (reshelling would be cheapest but would diminish its worth, so you’d be constantly chasing your tail), but be assured someone will do it, and we should applaud them for it. #401-1971 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9111120227. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 39,023 km. Karmann-built 911, U.S. spec but now with Euro lights and odometer. Shiny new paint, undercarriage has survived very well because it was Ziebarted from new. Original baggy, but overall it’s well kept and standard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,640. A Group B Visa sounds a bit unlikely—but have you ever seen a BX 4TC? Bought from Bonhams’ Monaco sale in 2008, offered at no reserve, and must be the cheapest way into a Group B car. Even a Nissan 240RS is more than double this. Won’t be competitive in anything, but you can go and play with the Slowly Sideways group on demos with other Group B and Group 4 survivors, at a fraction of their cost. 130 Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $65,723. Has been used for promotional work. Offered at no reserve and, in spite of super condition and exceeding rarity, sold about 35% under Lot 405, the Transporter van. Campers are where it’s at, man. #324-1967 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 coupe. S/N 306565S. White/black vinyl. Odo: 1,680 km. Just out of restoration and super sharp. Underside looks unused, concours-level motor. With electric sunroof and rear wiper, plus Webasto heater from new. ASI badge. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $189,437. Lovely restoration and rare sunroof added value here, but still may seat vinyl lasting well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,100. Originally sold into the U.S., returned to Europe in 2014. Okay, it’s the poverty model, but condition dictates value for sub-S/RS small-bumper 911s... and it was the 5-speed. Well bought. #314-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo-Look Speedster. S/N WP0ZZZ91KZS151832. Red/ black leather. Odo: 949 km. This month’s almost-unused Speedster looks, er... almost unused, except that driver’s seat has been sat in. Wide-body Turbo-Look, but no spoilers. Has had a touch of paint to maintain appearance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $282,017. Supplied Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club convertible Bonhams Paris, FRA A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. catalog, bought from Bonhams’ Paris sale in 2010, along with the V16 Cadillac (Lot 418), although (like the Caddy) does not feature in Bonhams’ results, so it must have been a postsale deal. Then it was estimated at €200k– €250k ($275k–$350k). Here (and using the same catalog pics!) it sold toward the bottom of the €200k–€300k ($225k–$335k) estimate range. #406-1933 LANCIA ARTENA faux cab- Price as tested: $33,120 Equipment: SkyActiv-G 2.0-L 155-hp DOHC 4-cyl engine, SkyActiv-MT 6-sp manual transmission EPA mileage: 27/34 Likes: Sportiness is still the theme for the latest version of Mazda’s compact convertible. Suspension (with Dynamic Stability Control), Bridgestone tires, BBS wheels and Brembo brakes are outstanding. Our week with the car coincided with heavy rains. I was amazed at the car’s sure-footedness in all manner of wet conditions. Overall exterior appearance is a welcome update. Ample trunk space for a car of this size. Dislikes: Very compact interior, confined-feeling driver’s seat. Weak stereo is a non-issue on top-down days but left me wanting more on chilly, wet, top-up mornings and evenings. Fun to drive: HHH½ Eye appeal: HHH Overall experience: HHH½ Verdict: A fun, compact ragtop that inspires confidence—even while zooming along rainsoaked streets. I hit an unexpected puddle at 40 mph one evening, and the MX-5 stayed surprisingly straight until I found hard surface again. The rear design of the car is reminiscent of the Jag F-type, adding to the eye appeal. The priceto-fun ratio is right, although I’d prefer just a bit more cabin room. Overall an enjoyable car. — Jeff Stites new to France. Looking back to July 2014, another Turbo-Look Speedster sold for $261,651 at Artcurial’s Le Mans sale (SCM# 244724), so values have not advanced far. That said, the other Turbo-Look Speedster in the room, a restored ’88 example with 110,077 km, didn’t sell against a €150–€180k ($168k– $201k) estimate. #352-2000 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK GTR coupe. S/N WDB2973971Y000023. Silver/black leather. Odo: 3,285 km. Number 23. Like new, and one of the star cars of the show, displayed center stage in front of the rostrum. With books, tools and two sets of wheels. Swiss owned, so an extra 20% to pay sea to sea by mechanical transport, according to catalog. Remained in her family for 77 years, until 2010. Whether that story affected value here is hard to tell, but the price barely surpassed the lower estimate of €50k ($56k). For an elegant rarity, slightly well bought. #374-1937 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300B if it sells into the EU. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,680,900. “It’ll sell,” said one Bonhams consultant on viewing day. “They only made 25.” Famous last words. As it happens, it didn’t (20% tax on the hoped-for €2m/$2.25m to keep it in the EU would be rather a lot), and neither did the F40 standing next to it. Not a good day for supercars.... ITALIAN #408-1926 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 146. Green/green leather/black leather. Nicely restored with elegant dual-cowl body. Discreet flashing indicators under the bumpers. Seats redone in 1992, and obviously hardly used since. New top prior to 2010 in alpaca skin. Yes, really. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $251,295. According to unused. Argentinian plates. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $672,360. One of the star lots of the auction, displayed next to the rostrum, but not sold at a claimed high bid of €600k ($672k). Last listed August 2009, where it apparently sold on eBay for $1.2m (SCM# 142145), having previously sold for $426,600 at a Kruse sale in August 2006 (SCM# 42819). The wide estimate range of €750k–€1.1m ($840k–$1.25m) showed that nobody was quite sure where this would go, which is understandable given its cloudy history. 132 Sports Car Market coupe. S/N 815025. Eng. # 823040. Maroon/ tan leather. Odo: 345 km. Once thought to be Benito Mussolini’s own car, raced in the 1937 Mille Miglia by his chauffeur Ercole Boratto and formerly described as a Mille Miglia. Has been a cabrio, restored to the form of the Touring-bodied Mussolini car and quite magnificent. Not original engine (was 823926). Perfect, mirror-like paint, interior leather looks riolet. S/N 283677. Black/beige cloth. RHD. Very sharp with nice paint, renovated rather than fully restored. All tidy inside, with seats and dash redone. Italian title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,435. First owned by Contessa Carlangela Durini, the first woman to cross Africa

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Bonhams Paris, FRA #422-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT Series 2 coupe. S/N B201569. Eng. # B201162. Amaranto/gray cloth. Odo: 7,439 km. Second-series car, which means semi-trailing arm rear. Restored and still very shiny, panels dead-straight, paint and brightwork excellent. $219,077. Originally supplied to France. Price with premium almost reached the €200k ($224k) lower estimate, so once again the cataloging lagged a couple of months behind the market. #357-1965 ASA 1000GT coupe. S/N 01126. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 5,000 km. Gorgeous little coupe by ex-Ferrari men: Motor is effectively one-third of a Colombo V12. Restored, very straight and sharp, interior all Seats redone in correct Lancia-type wool trim. With jack and tools. Italian title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $161,086. Originally supplied to the U.S., returned to Italy before restoration. Sold exactly where expected and market-correct. #350-1961 ALFA ROMEO AUTO- TUTTO Romeo 2 minibus. S/N AR186154. Eng. # AR400403177. Maroon/blue vinyl. Odo: 62,543 km. Marvelous: Even Alfa’s commercials got the twin-cam engine. Well restored, although some windows stayed in for clean and tidy. Now with electric fan and addon ammeter, plus tripmeter. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $146,911. Limited numbers of these (estimate is only 90 coupes, all told), but Artcurial sold a few in recent years in this price range. So I’ll call this market-correct. #335-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N 08973. Eng. # 08973. Blue/gray leather. Odo: 72,421 km. Long-nose torque-tube car, second-to-last 2-cam. Originally silver with black leather. Early ’90s U.S. restoration, good older paint with a few swirl marks, full toolkit. Leather TOP 10 No. 3 the repaint. Italian title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,878. Final price was within the €60k– €90k ($67k–$101k) estimate range. I can’t quite see even a Mk1 Ford Transit van getting anywhere near this, so well sold. #346-1964 LANCIA FLAMINIA GT 3C 2.8 cabriolet. S/N 8261341123. Eng. # 8261001429. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 54,878 km. One of 180 3C cabriolets, according to catalog. Sharply renovated—i.e., sensitively refurbished and repainted rather than fully restored. Decent seat vinyl, dash top looks new, fresh (in a weird beige/tan hue) is lightly worn and shiny. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,319,642. Italian-market car, in Canada and the U.S. from ’70s to 2009, when it went to Switzerland. Offered at no reserve, which normally gets bidders going, and price paid here confirms that the big Ferrari market has slipped back a little. #416-1967 ISO RIVOLTA IR 300 2-dr sedan. S/N 410389. Eng. # 772F01075P. Blue/ black leather. Odo: 95,696 km. Repainted and carpets. Now with power steering. With owner’s manual. German title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT May 2016 133

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Bonhams Paris, FRA rechromed in a hurried-looking sort of way, and whoever mopped the paint managed to scuff every single piece of glass. One rust bubble/chip at bottom of driver’s door. Sits nicely on aluminum-rim Borranis. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $103,095. Fair price and near the €85k ($95k) bottom estimate, as it needed to be. What’s the cost of a set of glass for one of these? #312-1967 MASERATI SEBRING 3.7 Series II Vignale coupe. S/N AM101S10567. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 82,284 km. One of only 98 Series II 3.7s by Vignale. Looks nicely original sitting right on aluminumrimmed Borranis; older dulled paint with a few blemishes, older baggy leather. Motor still has its Lucas fuel injection. Swiss title. With certificate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $156,884. Price with premium was €40k ($45k) under the €180k ($200k) lower estimate, but I’d call that about right. The demand for plastic GTBs appears to have quelled, and like all classic Ferraris, these have dropped back a bit. Seller wisely took the money and ran. handbook and original warranty document. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $257,738. Three owners, all in Switzerland. Splendid originality and documentation helped it to this strong price. Finally, the world has sat up and realized Donald Osborne is right—these are great cars with a great pedigree—but still tons cheaper than a DB4. #358-1975 FIAT-ABARTH 124 Sport Rallye Spider. S/N 0092696. Red/red fiberglass/black velour & vinyl. Group 4 rally car, a proper old warrior, very original and fadedlooking, with seat velour going baggy within a very lived-in interior. Paint is flat and cracked, doors are fiberglass, Abarth motor still has its Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. Cond: JAPANESE #360-1970 MAZDA COSMO Sport 110S coupe. S/N L10B10769. Eng. # 10A1865. White/houndstooth velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 72,472 miles. Series II longer-wheelbase version, restored to original spec in 2015; only 584 km claimed since. Rockers good, floorpans a bit flaky. Good door shuts, decent paint, taillight trims a bit ripply. Interior not worn two-speed axle. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $161,086. Previously no-saled at $260k at Bonhams’ 2010 Paris sale (SCM# 156971). May have been yet another post-sale deal like the Isotta and the V16 Caddy from the same seller (Lots 408 and 418). (these last well). Ugly speaker pods on rear shelf, but every Cosmo I’ve seen has these, so they might be stock. With key ring, manuals and tools. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,643. One of three imported into France when new, according to catalog. Spent some time in the Le Mans museum. Sold at the high end of the €85k–€135k ($95k–$151k) estimate range. 3-. SOLD AT $175,262. Original Works car, owned by rally ace Vanni Tacchini since 1977, recommissioned in 2009 after 30 years of storage and has been used for historic rallies. Price paid was on par with what you’d pay for an ex-Works rally Escort, so it’s in line with the market here. But the patina is priceless. (See profile, p. 70.) AMERICAN #418-1930 CADILLAC 452 V16 double phaeton. S/N 700665. Black/white cloth/red leather. Older rebody in Fleetwood style with obviously little use since. Excellent paint, nice coachlines, engine-turned dash perfect (and extra instruments for rear-seat passengers), and interior vinyl all in good nick, power top. Dutch title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,506. Price looks on par with a ’65 Mustang convertible. The French do like their ’60s American motors. Très chic, in Paris at least. © #411-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 516667019671. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 89,731 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good and original, repainted. Seat #369-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetrore- sina coupe. S/N F106AB19069. Silver/black & red leather. Odo: 30,000 km. All in good order and repainted, although has been “updated” a bit (as is common on early GTBs) with deeper chin spoiler and larger wheels. Leather only lightly creased, aftermarket steering wheel. Two owners from new and low miles. Greek registered but has English MoT leather only lightly used. U.S. title. No odo. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $257,738. According to catalog, bought at this sale in 2010 (Lot 230), although it doesn’t appear in Bonhams’ results, so it must have been a post-sale deal. Hammered sold just on the €200k ($225k, not including premium) bottom estimate, which was enough to get the job done. #419-1933 AUBURN MODEL 12-161 convertible. S/N 400. Red/tan leather. Restored, repainted and very red. Leather is very bright and shiny too. Motor clean and tidy, obviously hasn’t been run much. Columbia 134 Sports Car Market

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA McCormick’s 60th Palm Springs Collector Car Auction The 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE with 440 Six Pack was well optioned, well documented and well restored, and it sold for $80,850 Company McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions Date February 26–28, 2015 Location Palm Springs, CA Auctioneers Frank Bizzarro, Jeff Stokes, Rob Row, Gary Dehler Automotive lots sold/offered 337/538 Sales rate 63% Sales total $6,759,310 High sale Expanded tent space and parking for its 60th auction is a sign of McCormick’s growing success Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T he 60th McCormick’s auction marked the beginning of a new era. The Spa Resort Casino, home of the auction for the past 15 years, is expanding, and the old site will soon become a parking garage About four blocks away is the new venue, t Palm Springs Convention Center, which inclu an expanded auction tent and parking for 580 au cars on newly laid asphalt. Keith McCormick said the company has ma scious effort to upgrade their offerings, and the boost in quality was obvious. Many of the sellers, however, have not accepted the reality of the current market. As a 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, sold at $199,500 Buyer’s premium 5%, included in sold prices s rate took a hit, despite market-correct high bids. f the show was a 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine that was re- Palm Springs, CA rfection several years ago by Hill & Vaughn. It realized a very strong , and the new owner will certainly be riding in the lap of luxury. other very solid and desirable car, selling for $80,850, was a stunning, ly documented 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE. Powered by the big 440 Six Pack, it had a long list of desirable options and was restored to top level. A few years back, six figures would have been expected, but the price was realistic in today’s new reality. There were several interesting Corvettes offered, including a 1954 in Sportsman Red. The car had some needs, and it sold for $38,850, but the new owner, if he so desires, can at least double that by bringing it up to a reasonable standard. A 1965 convertible in Tuxedo Black with a red stinger, a/c, 4-speed and a 327 blown out to make 450 horsepower sold for a respectable $58,800. Thirty years ago, Keith McCormick held his 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-door hard top, sold at $80,850 136 first Palm Springs auction. He sold a little over 100 cars and generated a touch over $1 million in sales. The biannual auction now consistently achieves sales totals above $6m. Keith’s family is deeply involved in the business, and it looks like they’ll continue his auction legacy for a long time to come. They kick off the next 30 years of Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions with their fall sale on November 18–20. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $7m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA ENGLISH #459-1980 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N DLR50588. White/black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 22,604 miles. Black leather interior with red piping showing a bit of wear at bolsters. Recent full service, which was expensive. Wheels showing wear. Paint in good order, BEST BUY AMERICAN #309-1936 FORD MODEL 67 pickup. S/N 181444137. Yellow & black/black vinyl. Odo: 198 miles. A recent restoration with test miles on the clock. Bold colors. New seating. Engine bay presents as-new. Gauges appear to have been restored. Accessory bumper guard owner. These depreciate more rapidly than a new Cadillac, so I think seller should have taken the money and not looked back. #350-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE with a few minor scratches. An elegant RollsRoyce. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,675. Bodies were built by Mulliner Park Ward and took five months to produce. Priced at $102,900 when new. A fine ride at a fraction of the list price. The recent service is a major plus, as that can be a major expense. New owner will be stylin’ for not a lot of money. Well bought. GERMAN #475-1957 PORSCHE 356 replica Speedster. S/N 11775678. Red/gray leather. Odo: 3,785 miles. A quality replica by Vintage Speedsters of Los Angeles, who make a lot of Speedster replicas. Utilizes a shortened pan from ’57 Volkswagen. Air-cooled VW motor. Red paint in good order with no noticeable issues. Leather interior very well done. If replicas are your thing, then this is the one. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. The market for replicas is thin and narrow. For not a lot more, you can buy a new one and be the first coupe. S/N 11102112087143. Arctic White/tan leather. Odo: 50,329 miles. First year for the 250, offered as convertible, coupe or 4-door sedan. Fitted with a/c and aftermarket stereo. Wood varnish cracking where it’s been exposed to sun. Hubcap paint chipped. A solid and horns. An attractive offering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $26,513. Market-correct money for an attractive pickup. Seller likely had a bit more in the restoration, so I’ll call it well bought. #104-1941 PACKARD 110 coupe. S/N 1488X3176. Brown & cream/tan/brown fabric. Odo: 76,786 miles. Windows delaminating, interior finished incorrectly. Dash plastic is original and in decent condition. The 110 was the most junior of the Junior Packards and was offered in a number of body styles. The presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,025. A respectable Mercedes-Benz at a most respectable price. Not a lot of upside, so use and enjoy. Front-row parking at your favorite restaurant is almost guaranteed. Fair for both parties. Seen at this sale in November, not sold at $29,000 (SCM# 270384). business coupe was only $927 when new. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,700. A starter Packard for reasonable money. Only issue is that there is no upside to it. Might as well use and enjoy. It’s not a Full Classic, but it can get involved with the Packard clubs. #50-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL custom convertible. S/N 8H18778. White/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 61,702 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. A rare and desirable Full Clas- 138 Sports Car Market

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA sic that has been subjected to mild customizing. A ’53 Cadillac V8 is now under the hood, and the panel seams have been filled. Modern leather interior and elm dash. Chrome is pitted, and there is a dent in rear bumper, which is also worn. Fitted with radio and new power windows. Several cracks in metal. A project. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. A #2 ’48 LC sells for about $45k. Spend a bunch of money customizing one, and it barely cracks $30k. The lesson here is leave it alone and use it as intended. You’ll be bucks ahead in the long run. #249-1948 PACKARD EIGHT wagon. S/N 22934648. Light green & wood/brown vinyl & fabric. Odo: 93,778 miles. 288-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A recent restoration with many NOS parts. Wood very presentable with no noticeable issues. Complete with roof rack. A few minor paint chips on nose. Interior stated to be original. Offered with matching pedal #387-1953 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N H53J010387. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 91,850 miles. 217-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. A recent restoration to better-than-driver standard that has been properly maintained. Converted to 12volt electrics. New wood in bed of truck. Paint acceptable, with a few blems and swirls that can be easily taken care of. A solid offering. Pininfarina. Marketed by Nash and Hudson until 1957, when AMC took over and the Metropolitan became its own make. Fitted with Continental kit. Priced at $1,445 new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,000. Cute at a bargain price. A grocery-getter that will get a bunch of attention and sail past the gas stations. That selling point does not mean as much as it did six months ago, however. A decent example that was a good buy if you needed an extra car for your college-bound teenager. #370-1955 MERCURY MONTCLAIR Sun Valley 2-dr hard top. S/N 55LA20993. Springdale Green/Plexiglas/green & white vinyl. Odo: 86,326 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An unusual Mercury with a Plexiglas section over the front half of the roof. They were priced the same as the convertible. Has zip-in liner for heat protection, as they were Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,500. Price paid fit into the window for a well-restored half-ton Chevy pickup. They seem to sell with regularity in the high-$20k to low-$30k range, so all is in line here. Well bought and well sold. Last seen at Mecum Monterey in August of 2014, selling for $28,080 (SCM# 247982). #275-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE car. A strong presentation. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $86,000. The owner parked and locked the car and was not seen until car was on the block. Perhaps if he had worked the car a bit, he just might have gotten closer to his number. It was worth a bit more than what was bid, but you need to make a little effort to get there. #360-1950 FORD DELUXE Crestliner 2-dr sedan. S/N B09S163211. Green & black/ black vinyl/green fabric & black vinyl. Odo: 41,718 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A recent ground-up restoration that retains original interior and wheel covers. Finished in Chartreuse and black. Complete with Super Deluxe radio. The Crestliner had a vinyl top, extra roadster. S/N 35843. Sportsman Red/red vinyl. Odo: 27,787 miles. 235-ci I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. The second year for the fiberglass Corvette. Offered in three colors, but individual cars’ colors can’t be documented. Grille damaged and paint cracked and chipped. Trim is known as greenhouses. Equipped with optional fender skirts and Continental kit. Attractive paint. Door fit is off a bit. Top not scratched or damaged. Only 1,787 produced. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $56,700. A solid car at a fair price. A friend’s mother had one of these, and I’ve always liked them. Well sold and well bought. All happy here. #283-1955 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-dr hard top. S/N 55LA394559M. Blue/blue & brown vinyl. Odo: 104,820 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A very original car that has not been restored, just maintained. Paint worn through in several areas. A few scratches and minor dents. Trim scratched and pitted as ex- pitted. A tired Corvette that needs everything. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,859. A fistful of decisions here. How much do you spend and still stay upright? On the other hand, maybe just restore it and roll the dice. The distinctive styling seems to stay in demand, so maybe you can catch the wave. #389-1954 NASH METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E7911. Spruce Green & white/ brown leather & cord. Odo: 36,406 miles. 73ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. A mid-century subcompact. Drivetrain from Austin 40 with design by chrome, special steering wheel and full wheel covers. Distinctive “color sweep.” Only issue was a few scratches on window. A well-done restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,750. With two almost identical Crestliners to choose from, only this one sold. The other one, which was not all that much nicer, was bid to $22k, and that was rejected. Makes this look well bought indeed. 140 pected for an original car of this age. An amazing survivor. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. The seller placed a premium on the originality of the car, and no one else agreed. Are we looking at preservation or neglect? I think he should have taken the money, as the car will not be worth any more down the road. #509-1956 DESOTO FIREFLIGHT Sportsman 2-dr hard top. S/N 50388405. Crimson & white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 20,668 miles. 330-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. A striking car with sweep panels extending from headlamps to tailfin. Paint very nice, with a couple of minor touch-ups and swirls. Trim pitted in a few areas. PowerFlite transmission Sports Car Market

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA fabric & vinyl. Odo: 18,509 miles. 226-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. The Belvedere was Plymouth’s high-trim car. Low miles stated to be original. Bumpers and trim pitted, but other than that, no real issues. Fitted with optional automatic transmission, a $184 option. Paint as expected with pushbutton gear control in dash was standard equipment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,000. I’ve always liked these bold DeSotos. An impressive car that will gather a crowd. Finished in the right colors and sold for strong money. #252-1956 FORD CUSTOMLINE Victo- ria 2-dr hard top. S/N P6U56673. Meadow Mist Green & Colonial White/green vinyl & fabric. Odo: 98 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent restoration with new paint, chrome and interior. Delightful color combination. Noticeable run on passenger’s door. Brightwork in for a low-mileage survivor. Mild wear on interior. Fitted with jewel exhaust tip, which was a dealer accessory. Part of the Forward Look. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,225. Buyer paid a premium for the low miles and now faces a dilemma. Drive it, and premium goes away, or just look at it. There’s not a lot of upside, so I’d vote for putting the rubber on the road. #250-1959 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sky- good order. Powered by optional Thunderbird Special V8. Interior as-new. A stunning car other than the paint run. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,250. An attractive offering that sold for a fair price. Seller spent some money on the restoration, so I’m willing to bet he would have liked more. It is what it is, however, and the market spoke. #240-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2-dr hard top. S/N C5613268. White/black & white leather. Odo: 63,313 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A quality restoration of an iconic ’50s luxury automobile. Paint cracking at taillights, hubcaps a bit rusty. A few paint chips here and there. Leather interior in good order. Only 2,550 produced in there are no issues. The interior mechanism is rusty and missing several screws. Not the most attractive of color combinations, but that’s just my opinion. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. The SCM Pocket Price Guide shows the median sales price for a ’59 Skyliner is $12k higher than what was bid here. Seller made the right decision and should get a bit more next time out. Color is the issue, but that’s an expensive fix. #359-1960 JEEP CJ-5 Surrey SUV. S/N 5633718471. Light blue/blue & white surrey/ 1956, with list price of $9,966. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. A very respectable Mark II that deserved a better fate. It previously sold for $22,260 at Mecum Indy in 2012 (SCM# 205875). These have started to move up the charts, but this one missed the bus here. Another 10 grand should have done the trick. #267-1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 2-dr sedan. S/N 14243609. Blue & white/blue 142 liner retractable hard top. S/N H9RW102107. Tahitian Bronze & white/brown & white vinyl. Odo: 92,848 miles. 292-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The Fairlane 500 was top trim level for 1959 until the midyear addition of the Galaxie. The retractable hard top utilized a complicated mechanism to fold top into trunk. Just hope produced. Numerous paint issues here, with bubbles in rear quarter-panel and hood. Trim pitted. Very nice interior. An impressive motorcar. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. In concours condition these can hit six figures. This was not that nice but is still worth more than what was bid here. Just make sure to check the length of your garage before getting involved. #355-1960 MERCURY MONTEREY convertible. S/N 0Z35N519093. Light green/ white vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 98,484 miles. 312-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Rather plain styling for the era. Vinyl buckets in good order. Paint presents well but is not the best color. Spinner hubcaps. Radio and heater. Top with proper blue & white vinyl. Odo: 43 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. The ubiquitous Jeep restored as a resort Surrey wagon. Recent restoration to high standard. Striped vinyl seats that match the fabric roof. Very well done and cute as heck. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. How do you put a number on “cute”? In this case it was more than the market was willing to pay. Seller most likely had more invested, but that’s his problem. Price bid should have gotten the job done. #501-1960 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK V convertible. S/N 085H414282. Red/white vinyl/black leather. Odo: 84,271 miles. 430-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The Continental Mark V was mounted on a massive 131-inch wheelbase with an overall length of 227 inches. Power wing windows and six-way seats were standard. A little more than 2,000 fit. Paint it red, and it’s a winner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,875. A decent convertible for less than $30k! Not a bad deal at all. Use and enjoy, and get your money back when it’s time to move on. Works for me. Recently no-saled at $26,500 at this sale in November (SCM# 270377). #268-1960 RAMBLER AMERICAN wagon. S/N B113163. Black/red vinyl. 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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA Studebaker GT Hawk sold for what was refused here (SCM# 270333). If anything, it was a notch better, so I have to wonder what the seller was thinking here. He may have just made a mistake. tidy. A high-schooler’s fantasy ride with seat that folds down into a bed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,700. An unusual driver for not a lot of money. A real attention-getter, and the seat that turns into a bed will be a conversation starter. Drop a 350 under the hood and make it even cooler. #101-1962 FORD GALAXIE 500 Sun- liner convertible. S/N 2U65X123989. Baffin Blue/blue fabric/blue vinyl. Odo: 58,744 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Powered by Interceptor V8 that produced 220 horsepower. Fitted with Cruise-O-Matic transmission. Older restoration has been properly maintained. Radio. A few minor issues with paint, ’63 Corvette with no soft top. A respray would do wonders. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Not the best example I have ever seen, but still worth a bunch more than was offered here. Corvettes are a bit soft now, but another $7,500 would have been more realistic. #348-1964 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS but nothing serious. Interior in good order. Trim a bit scratched. Over 40,000 produced for ’62. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,925. One of a number of ’50s and ’60s Ford offerings that sold for lower-than-expected prices. Possibly a reflection of a changing market, as January Arizona prices were off a touch. This was a desirable convertible that was well bought. #102-1962 STUDEBAKER GRAN TUR- ISMO HAWK 2-dr hard top. S/N 62V12024. Bronze/orange & bronze vinyl. Odo: 42,354 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. The 289 was standard for GT Hawks delivered in U.S., but elsewhere it was fitted with 259. Presented with original production order. Has a/c. Art Deco seat design in bold colors. Rear trim and with a few scratches and chips. Orange peel throughout. All in good order with interior. An attractive 10-footer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,975. A wet sand and buff will do wonders here. As-is, it’s a decent driver that will be fun at the local Cars and Coffee. Not a lot of money, and one more check to the detail guy will be dollars well spent. #319-1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N 5Y85Z100771. Rangoon Red/ white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 67,385 miles. 390- pitted, front window is cracked. Equipped with air. Paint decent but lacking a bit. In the right color. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,250. Not a lot of money for an impressive Saturday night cruiser. There is money left to fix the little nits, and the new owner will still be on the right side of the ledger. Well bought indeed. bumper pitted. Paint acceptable, with a few scratches here and there. A little work on the trim would bring this up a notch or two. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. At McCormick’s November sale last year, a very nice ’63 144 #289-1967 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L75108472. Copper/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 17,426 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The high-performance GTX had dual hood scoops, “Pit-Stop” gas cap, dual Sports Car Market F-85 convertible. S/N 43267001022. Red/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,096 miles. 330-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The Deluxe F-85 added a few trim moldings, foam cushions and a fancy steering wheel. Fitted with power brakes and seats and a tach. The paint was a bit rough paint chips and touch-ups are the only detractions. Solid presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,378. A decent Caddy convertible for not a lot of money. Sold for well below the $20,600 median price listed in the SCM Pocket Price Guide. If nothing weird lurks under the hood, it’s a very nice buy. Well bought. #287-1966 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N E6127265. Red/white fabric/ black leather. Odo: 57,318 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. The Eldorado motor provided 20 additional horsepower due to the dual 4-barrels. Leather interior in acceptable condition with a bit of mild patina. Trim is a bit #131-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S108709. Silver Blue/ blue hard top/dark blue. Odo: 34,830 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Finished in attractive Silver Blue. Paint a bit worn with numerous chips. Several cracks in fiberglass. No power options. Hurst shifter. A rather basic ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An older restoration that is now showing signs of age and use. Paint chips on nose and rear deck. White vinyl top soiled. Interior in good order. Disc brakes were new for ’65. Three Thunderbird body styles were offered, with only 6,846 convertibles produced. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,400. A market-correct number for a ’65 Thunderbird that needs a little TLC. A fun driver, so put the top down and enjoy your new toy. No point in putting a bunch of money in the car, as they have not had a lot of movement in the past few years. #456-1966 CADILLAC DEVILLE con- vertible. S/N E6116842. 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The Portland Hipster by Tony Piff Many old cars don’t deserve to be classics, but that doesn’t mean they’re destined for the landfill. #997. 1972 VOLVO 144S sedan. S/N 1443363306668. 53,000 miles. “Preserved example. Condition supports the low-mileage claim. Equipped with automatic transmission and functional Frigiquip a/c. Exterior and interior in very good condition. Runs and drives well.” Condition: 3. . McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA stripes and heavy-duty TorqueFlite transmission. The L in the VIN documents the 440. but this was not one of them. It’s a clone, tribute or whatever you want to call it. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,550. Hard to establish fair value for a clone, as they often have more money in the build than they will ever sell for. I bet that’s the case here. A solid presentation, but the new owner will be forever telling people it’s not the real deal. #245-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER This example is well presented, but there are a few paint touch-ups here and there. Interior in good order with some wear on bucket seats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,000. The 440 was the real deal, and condition justified the money. Price paid was fair and perhaps even a bit heavy. Seller should be all smiles. #271-1968 FORD MUSTANG GT/CS SOLD AT $9,000. With Volvo’s reputation for safety and durability and no pretensions of sportiness, nothing says “college professor” like a Swedish brick. Despite serious quality problems in the early ’70s, prices have shot up for the small-bumper 140-Series cars, which have a boxy elegance. Market-correct sale. Bring a Trailer, 2/24/2016. #718. 1968 DATSUN BLUEBIRD 411 sedan. S/N 8PL411UT07747. 41,895 km. Non-U.S.- market car. Shiny bare-body repaint. New black-andred interior. Holes in dash from missing components. 4-speed. No VIN tag. Condition: 3. coupe. S/N 8R01J150117. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 7,101 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A very well-restored Mustang with all the goodies. The GT package provided pop-open gas cap, side “C” stripes and styled wheels. Equipped with California Package offered R/T SE 2-dr hard top. S/N JS29V0B141330. Burnt orange metallic/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 93,500 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2bbl, auto. A loaded performance pony car, fully documented with broadcast sheet and Galen Govier inspection. Thought that only 46 remain. Powered by 440 Six Pack with A36 performance axle. Fitted with A62 Rallye Instrument Cluster, center console and six-way SOLD AT $3,100. I keep waiting for the market to catch on to the Pininfarina-styled predecessor to the 510. Title questions and the Heartland auction venue probably explain this one’s low price. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK 2/19/16–2/21/2016. #811. 1961 CORVAIR LAKEWOOD 500 wagon. S/N 10535W145428. 82,548 miles. “New Mexico car restored by owner. Upgraded 80-hp engine, 4-speed manual, bucket seats, 1962 exterior trim for a better look.” Condition: 3. only on GT/CS and used a Shelby rear deck lid and Shelby non-functional side scoops. This example documented with Marti Report. A solid package. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,362. A well-documented and correct Mustang with the unique California option. Price paid in line with the condition and documentation. Well bought and well sold. #449-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Yenko replica coupe. S/N 124379N535788. Yellow/white vinyl. Odo: 68,421 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. These were built by Don Yenko to get around GM’s ban on putting engines bigger than 400 ci in any non-Corvette car that wasn’t full size. Fitted with M21 4-speed manual transmission. American Racing wheels. Acceptable paint with white vinyl interior. About 200 were produced in 1969, adjustable driver’s seat. The SE package included black vinyl roof. Restored to perfection and maintained in showroom-fresh condition. An amazing example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $80,850. Not that long ago, this was a low six-figure package. Times are changing, so the price paid here is the new market. This was the best presentation I have seen in a long while, so I think the buyer has a strong car at a market-correct price. #270-1971 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme 2-dr hard top. S/N 342571M188182. White/green vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 68,136 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The top of the Oldsmobile intermediate line was the Supreme, which included the light package, chrome hubcaps, woodgrain dash and more. SOLD AT $8,650. Corvairs remain third-tier niche collectibles, and keep-it-stock enthusiasts would HATE this example’s many deviations from stock. The car kept its period charm, and the upgrades made it more usable. Millennials love the anti-minivan utility of a compact station wagon. Bring a Trailer, 12/23/2015. ♦ 146 This example equipped with a/c and AM/FM. Paint in good order, and engine bay sparkles. Interior in good order. Cost $4,770 when new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $10,500. Not a lot of money for a decent Cutlass. A fun Cars and Coffee car or high school kid’s inexpensivebut-attractive driver. I doubt you can lose money on this one. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #1-1939 MORGAN 4/4 roadster. S/N 1050. Eng. # 45995. White. RHD. Restoration project held together by gravity. Can’t be sure, but most of the major parts are there including Standard 4-cylinder engine. Chassis has previously been painted. Body surface rusted in large sections but doesn’t look too rotten. Radiator shell okay. No plumbing or wiring, but these don’t have much of either. No speedo. Originally with the royal family of Brunei — 1991 Jaguar XJ 220 coupe, sold for $479,551 at Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K. SILVERSTONE NEC Classic Motor Show Sale Location: Birmingham, U.K. Date: November 14, 2015 Auctioneer: Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered: 74/95 Sales rate: 78% Sales total: $6,375,680 High sale: 1991 Jaguar XJ 220, sold at $479,551 Buyer’s premium: 12.5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Paul Hardiman H&H Location: Derbyshire, U.K. Date: February 24, 2016 Auctioneer: Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered: 75/99 Sales rate: 76% Sales total: $690,335 High sale: 1959 Triumph TR3A, sold at $31,162 Buyer’s premium: 12%, $209 minimum, included in sold prices Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Last MoT was 1966. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $8,414. Believed built in 1939 and then stored at the factory until 1946. A nice one of these is about $50k, so resurrecting it within its market value is doable as long as you farm out only the specialities and do the donkey work at home: The running gear is very simple. Perfect for the man with a well-equipped shed. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #101-1959 ARMSTRONG-SIDDELEY STAR SAPPHIRE saloon. S/N 330529. Eng. # 320534. Two-tone green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 75,708 miles. Imposing old edifice, looks like it should be crumbling but is clean and tidy with nicely patinated leather. Chrome mostly good with the odd pinhole. Excellent timber and veneers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,802. In Finland for some of the ’80s and ’90s. Last three owners were all members of parliament from the same family, which is how it came to be photographed in New Palace Yard, Westminster, for the catalog photographs. Sold for about the same as a decent Rover P5 or slightly tired Silver Shadow but even more stately. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #39-1959 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. A market-correct sale, allowing for the fact that it’s a left-to-right (U.S.-market car) conversion — 1959 Triumph TR3A roadster, sold for $31,162 at H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K. 148 S/N TS39531L. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,551 miles. Restored to U.K. spec from a U.S.-spec car by TR Bitz. Older resto, okay door fit and new paint. New repro seat vinyl and top, stainless exhaust, aluminum fuel tank. Moto-Lita wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,162. Originally U.S.-supplied, Sports Car Market

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Roundup #319-1966 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N BA744362065. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 64,492 miles. Clean and tidy Aeroflow car. Reshelled in 1977 with a Lotus shell sourced from Ford and now with an age-related number. Excellent paint, superclean underneath, interior vinyl all good. No back to the U.K. in 2005. Last sold by Bonhams at Brooklands in December 2011 with 6,062 miles for $27,543, which we considered rather a decent buy (SCM# 190112). Here it sold at the high end of the expected range, and market-correct allowing for the fact that it’s a left-to-right conversion. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #83-1961 VAUXHALL CRESTA PA se- dan. S/N PADX159846. Eng. # 106162. Blue & white/blue & white leather. RHD. Odo: 58,609 miles. From the period when Vauxhall’s European cars were heavily influenced by its GM parent, so it looks something like a baby Impala. Excellent restored order, extremely shiny and excellent chrome, but has airbox, but pancake filters instead. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,071. Well sold for a car with such a history. Interestingly, it fetched exactly the same as Lot 312, the ex-Sellers Lotus Elan from the same year and powered by the same engine, also missing its airbox. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #312-1966 LOTUS ELAN Series 2 SE convertible. S/N 455897. Eng. # LP6234LBA. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 65,618 miles. Ex-Peter Sellers. A few pings and stars in paint, a few cracks in dash veneer, both normal on average Elans. Interior vinyl all good, door trim carpet worn through, again normal. No airbox, but chrome pancake filters custom portholes in each front fender. Retrimmed in leather, which is unworn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,841. The pre-’60 ones are even cooler, with deep oval taillights, but this fetched sensible money. Much nicer than the similar car that H&H offered but failed to sell at Duxford last October (SCM# 6794060). H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #36-1965 TRIUMPH TR4A convertible. S/N CTC54792. Eng. # CT54898E. White/ black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,502 miles. Original RHD home-market car, restored with very good door fit. Okay paint with a few sub-surface prep marks. New top. instead. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $77,071. No idea how long Sellers kept it, as he had so many cars. (Apparently, when a new model was announced, he would ring Tony Crook, who looked after his acquisitions, and ask, “Have I had one of those yet?”) Sold for roughly double what it’s really worth, so credit the markup to Sellers’ name on the V5. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #349-1968 LOTUS ELAN Series 3 Super Seat vinyl may be original and is holding up well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,825. Well bought. In similar condition these retail for $5k–$8k more, so expect to see it pop up in the small ads soon. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. May 2016 Safety coupe. S/N 367755. Eng. # LP12548. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 91,807 miles. No stars or cracks in body, decent paint. No cracks in dash or center console, all interior vinyl good. Motor tidy with red cam cover and original airbox and trunking. Rides on Spyder chassis with plenty of upgrades, including Tony Thompson driveshafts. Motor has L2 cams. External electric cut-out always a good plan on these. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,961. 149

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Roundup Sold market-correct. Replacement chassis shouldn’t knock value; I’ve seen a Lotus specialist refuse to take a car because it had the original chassis, which is rot-prone. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #106-1972 LAND ROVER SERIES III 88-inch Safari wagon. S/N 90104137A. Green/white aluminum/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,542 miles. Restored in BEST BUY 2015 and 4,500 miles since. Well-protected chassis and new fuel tank; paint is slightly orange-peeled, new seat vinyl. Not quite as sharp as the other restored S3 88 (Lot 40), but the main visual difference between them is that this one is on old tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,348. This sold a little under the low estimate of £7,000 ($10,600), for a 40% discount under the newer S3 (Lot 40). That wasn’t twice as nice as this one, so I’m going to call this very well bought, as there is no such thing as a very cheap Land Rover any more. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #321-1973 AUSTIN MINI van. S/N XAV1805432A. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 23,976 miles. Restored. Rockers quite good, jig brackets all there but flattened. Floors good, slightly bashed/jacked in front. Seat vinyl in good shape, commensurate with lowish mileage. With original £648 ($1,550 in 1973) bill of sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,271. Any early Mini that’s not rotten appears to be worth this these days, and vans and pickups are rarer than saloons. A fair deal even though the auctioneer felt it might be worth up to 50% more. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #315-1974 FORD CAPRI RS3100 coupe. S/N BBECND10799. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 17 miles. U.K.-market homologation special so Ford could use spoilers in racing. Massively restored with lots of new panels, only finished recently. Near perfect, still smells new inside. Motor hopped up to 180 hp from standard 148 but still looks stock. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $73,645. Unusually, sold for more than the RS2600 (Lot 344), which is a far more exotic beast. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #44-1980 AUSTIN MAXI 1750 HLS 5-dr hatchback. S/N XLWWH78M121760. Eng. # 17420. Oyster Gold/Sorrell (orange) velour. RHD. Odo: 2,598 miles. Time-warp example of one of the grimmest piles of junk to come out of British Leyland in the strike-laden “Red Robbo” era. Custom wood dash features chrome-rimmed Smiths instruments and an array of switches for the multitude of extras and accessories. One owner until 2015, Ziebarted and cocooned from new and in perfect condition (but smells a bit musty inside), with new tires—and it’s the top model. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $8,102. Auto writer Julian Mounter road-tested the car in period and described its gear-change, saying. “It feels like stirring treacle with a long, thin cane.” No, we didn’t have one when I was a kid, but I rode in a few and am still traumatized. With air/fluid suspension, a 5-speed gearbox and a large hatch, the concept was good—but somehow Auntie BL missed by a mile when Citroën got it so right. Probably worth the money, which is what was expected, for its sheer uniqueness. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. 150 Sports Car Market

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#40-1980 LAND ROVER SERIES III 88-inch Safari wagon. S/N LBAAH1AA123792. Blue/white aluminum/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 69,508 miles. Sharply restored, with straight panels, solid chassis and what looks like a lots of new galvanizing on the unpainted parts. All tidy inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,737. This was slightly nicer than the older Series III (Lot 106), but the difference was only marginal. In the wake of the Defender ending production in January, which has focused the world’s attention on Landies, this sold about market-correct, making the green one look cheap. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #608-1985 FORD ESCORT RS Turbo hatchback. S/N WF0BXXGCABFJ30754. White/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 5,568 miles. Time-warp car put away since 1999. As a result, just about perfect, but sadly only good for the concours circuit. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $91,629. These were the first £10k Escorts, which nobody could quite get their heads around at the time. But it’s paid off, with a world record for an RS Turbo. Who’d guess a Mk3 Escort could ever be worth this much? Very well sold. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #33-1986 FORD SIERRA RS Cosworth May 2016 151

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Roundup hatchback. S/N WF0EXXGBBEGU03472. Moonstone/black & red velour. RHD. Odo: 12,078 miles. Straight and fairly well kept, although fart-cannon exhaust appears obligatory on these. Front fenders have been replaced (spot welding is a bit freehand). Interior velour has worn well, just lightly baggy, as usual. Quite a lot of blue silicone hose under the hood, but some owners found this too hard to resist. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,098. The very best of these sell for big money, but this was a little compromised—the original Cossie front fenders would have been date-stamped, and losing them brings into range the possibility it’s been reshelled. Dressup bits on motor are a turnoff but can easily be replaced. Overall, fair price for provenance and condition. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #618-1987 FORD SIERRA RS500 Cosworth hatchback. S/N WF0EXXGBBEGG38798. White/black & red velour. RHD. Odo: 13,962 miles. RS500 is the “evolution” model of original Sierra Cossie with an extra set of injectors (not connected) and 20 more hp. Straight and tidy, no scuffs, wheels are refinished, still rides on OEM Dunlop D40s, which will please the concours judges. Seat velour unworn but lightly baggy, as normal. First-aid kit still in wrapping. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,015. Originally supplied to a collector on the Isle of Wight, which might account for its minimal mileage, then in Germany before returning to the U.K. in 2002. Huge price for a Cossie, with accepted top bid matching the top estimate. Well bought and sold. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #93-1990 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo coupe. S/N SCCD82910LHD13629. Yellow/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 60,110 miles. Fiberglass good with no cracks or stars, a few microblisters in repaint. Interior not as baggy as a lot of them get, although leather has been re-Connollized (i.e., painted). A little play in steering vice including new clutch in August 2015. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $479,551. Originally with the royal family of Brunei, back to the U.K. in 2002 and previously sold by Silverstone. Here it hammered (without premium) under the lower estimate of £300k ($454k), but looks market-correct in line with falling prices everywhere. And no big bills to worry about for the next four years. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. FRENCH #23-1972 CITROËN 2CV Fourgonnette van. S/N V57A2KA0000KA3315. Eng. # E902000876. Red & cream/tartan cloth. Odo: 38,253 km. An AKS400 upgraded with bits from a 1984 car. Also wears a wooden steering wheel and gear knob, tartan seat covers, roofheight cabin-cooling fan, stainless-steel bumpers and Citroën GS Pallas wheel trim. All sounds a bit of a mess, but overall condition is good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,374. Originally (the Metro universal joint at bottom of column wears out) but has fresh MoT, and some extra switches mounted under dash. New belts and tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,292. U.K.supplied but recently re-imported from Japan. Sold slightly under the slightly hopeful lower estimate of £12,500 ($19k) but market-correct price for a tidy Turbo Esprit. Steering play is normal and easy and cheap to fix, so it won’t be a factor in price. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #333-1991 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX7AX2200693. Green/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 5,785 miles. Kick-plate number 269. Body is scrape- and blemish-free. Windshield slightly delaminating at bottom corners, as normal. Driver’s seat unworn except for slight scuffing on outer bolster. New fuel pipes, pump and tank as part of a big ser- supplied to Spain and lately used in Gibraltar by a confectionary company. There were a whole bunch of motorcycles from a Spanish collection in this sale, and this may therefore have come from the same source. Cheapish for a 2CV van, as long as you don’t mind its bitsa status, but in fact sold for slightly more than the owner and H&H were hoping for. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #317-1972 CITROËN SM fastback. S/N 00SC0732. Gold/black leather. Odo: 32,022 km. Straight and shiny following 2014 restoration, a couple of tiny paint blemishes on driver’s door. All brightwork good. New leather and carpets, dash top good. Motor rebuilt around new block. French title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,928. Supplied new in France. Proper money for a very good SM. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #337-1981 RENAULT 5 Turbo hatch- back. S/N VF1822000B0001651. Red/red leather & velour. Odo: 72,377 km. Well-kept Turbo 1, still retaining its wild interior. Repainted, some cracks around door frames. Leather not unduly worn, and red velour in- serts are holding their color well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,198. Originally supplied to Switzerland. Sold for quite reasonable money for a T1—hammer price before premium was a little under the lower estimate of £60k ($90k), but I’d call that fair. T2s, with steel instead of aluminum roofs and doors and stock R5 interiors, should always make a little less, but the one here (Lot 311) was pretty rough and only made $58,082. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. GERMAN #330-1956 PORSCHE 356A cabriolet. S/N 61347. Aquamarine Blue Metallic/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 2,709 miles. Immaculately restored (by Export 56, which is meticulous in 152 Sports Car Market

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these things) and perfect in every detail. New leather. Now with 12-volt electrics. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $299,720. U.K. supplied. Has been on display at Porsche Hong Kong. Sold (in the auction room) where expected, and I doubt Silverstone would have, or could have, let it go for less. Resto cost £200k ($300k), so, as ever, the buyer is getting most of the work for free. Expensive on the face of it, but well bought. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #631-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104220024440. White/ black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 92,749 miles. Repainted. Slightly wavy rockers and trim, bumper rechrome okay. Shiny red leather may be original. Cracked plastic on steering wheel and gear knob, as normal. Motor still has original Solexes. With hard top, which could do with refinishing, plus original data card and U.K. log book. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $145,578. One of 52 1962 right-hand drivers for the U.K., according to the catalog. Has spent past 10 years in Ireland. Sold right for condition, although well behind the very strong $237,148 that Silverstone got for a near-identical car in July 2015 (SCM# 266438). Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #344-1970 FORD CAPRI RS2600 coupe. S/N GAECKU50576. White & orange/black vinyl. Odo: 58,518 km. German-market homologation special so Ford could use fuel in- May 2016 153

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Roundup jection. Much more special than the U.K.-market RS3100. This is a painstaking resurrection starting from a 2.3 GT, and it’s thought that it might have been one of the RS2600 prototypes. All the right bits, including Scheel bucket seats, except damaged “QZA” motor has been replicated from a period-correct 2300 V6. Window trim scratched, windshield delaminating in corner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,392. This is the kind of thing that gets Ford fanciers of a certain age (like me) all hot and bothered. These should always fetch more than an RS3100, but Lot 315 was sharper, and “probably... maybe” status will always keep the value of this one down. Bid to only $39k when unsold at Silverstone in February 2013 (SCM# 215534), and this time the seller decided to accept. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #601-1978 FORD CAPRI 3.0 S coupe. S/N GAECTE002030. Peppermint Sea Green/ tartan cloth. Odo: 4,902 miles. Late-’90s restoration still in good order, with some microblistering to the tailgate and new “Carla” cloth trim on seats. This is rather a special car: the only Mk3 produced in this color, and with desirable of the Mk1s, with 1,800-cc motor and P-slot alloys. Repainted, with a few small scrapes and blemishes in hatch jamb. Empty antenna hole in left front fender. Plastics all okay in and out, and it still has its rear parcel shelf (although it’s collapsed). Seat cloth only lightly worn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,703. With the rise in popularity for ’80s cars, unmolested examples of this and its rival the Peugeot 205 GTI are becoming sought-after. A fair price, but not as much as the $24,514 Bonhams got for a slightly better 1981 1600 with half the mileage at Beaulieu last September (SCM# 267364). H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. ITALIAN #41-1984 ALFA ROMEO GTV hatch- back. S/N ZAR11636000065457. Eng. # AR01655162045. Silver/black velour. Odo: 5,350 km. Straight, nicely kept, and incredibly, appears completely rot-free. Interior velour unworn, dash not cracked and not as tiredlooking as these usually get. Small leak from carburetor noted, having driven from Modena to London and then on to Leicestershire. miles. New Zealand car, which explains the RHD. Nicely restored with nice paint and decent vinyl, plus thoughtful touches such as spin-on oil filter. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,592. Imported from New Zealand in 2001, post-restoration. On the money for a nice Ford A, although closed cars are generally more popular in the U.K. due to the weather, and you can fit in more people (ballast) for trialling. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. #633-1967 SHELBY GT500 “Eleanor” replica fastback. S/N 7F02C224721. Silver/ black vinyl. Odo: 402 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. I’ll come straight out and admit I don’t like these—waste of a good Mustang and all that. With that out of the way, this was in excellent order, with big-buck 427 motor, Tremec gearbox, engine-turned dash and a/c. Signed by Shelby—why? Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $123,313. Well bought, simply because it must have cost much more to build. I predict one day there will be an industry reversing all this nonsense. How much to put it back to standard? Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. motor hogged out to 3.2 liters in period by John Miles, ex-Lotus and then Autocar road tester. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,966. Strong money for a Mk3 (although I just drove a 2.0 S with 1,900 miles from new, asking £25k/$38k), but it’s a special car with good history. Offered at no reserve; I’ll call it only slightly well sold. Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/15. #17-1983 VOLKSWAGEN GTI hatchback. S/N 17EW088356. Eng. # DX0986901. Purple/ black cloth. RHD. Odo: 133,642 miles. Well-preserved original hot hatch, and most Blanking plate instead of radio. With handbooks. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,660. Supplied new in Modena and imported from there in 2014, offered at no reserve. Chatting with a former classic Alfa dealer before the sale, we both agreed that it might retail for £9k ($13,500) or so, but you’d have to buy it for between £5k and £7k ($7,500–$10,500). Which is just what appears to have happened here. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. AMERICAN #8-1930 FORD MODEL A roadster. S/N 7F867. Eng. # CUA6551. Yellow & black/ brown vinyl/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 82,571 Ram Air scoop. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,232. Even scarier than the U.S. producing this dross is that anyone would want to preserve one, but to some in the U.K., all American cars are cool whatever their denomination. (The catalog even had a “Bullitt” reference crowbarred in.) Oh well. Sold for about the price of a rough steel-bumper MGB and about as entertaining—for all the wrong reasons. H&H Auctions, Derbyshire, U.K., 02/16. © 154 Sports Car Market #27-1976 FORD MUSTANG II Mach 1 fastback. S/N 6F05F112477. Gold/black & brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,136 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Artifact from the dark ages (i.e., the fuel crisis years)—a rare RHD U.K.supplied example in surprisingly good and well-kept order, although windows stayed in for the repaint, and there’s some wear to dash and interior, with cracking on the fake wood.

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Mystery Photo Answers Doc, you made a shooting brake out of a time machine? — Paul and Kelly Lindseth, via email This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: April 25, 2016 RUNNER-UP: Did Volvo buy DeLorean just so they could make this really cool wagon? — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY SPECIAL JUNIOR VARSITY AWARD: Back to the back of the wagon. — Charlie Noordeloos, age 8, Grand Rapids, MI Back to the, uhm... back to, uh... back... oh, forget it. — Marty Orgel, San Anselmo, CA Sequels are never as good as the original. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI The Flux Capacitor did WHAT when we got to 88 mph? — Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Sadly, getting this DeLorean to 88 mph won’t make it disappear. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA John Z’s “snow” delivery ve- hicle. — Joe Sweeney, Gleneden Beach, OR Just waiting for the stainless- steel “faux wood” side panels. Then hit the flux capacitor, Comments With Your Renewals Every issue takes so much time to enjoy, I rarely get to read my other auto magazines. Love it! — David Mapes, Vestal, NY I miss the good old days of SCM, with art on the cover, cars I can afford inside and smart-assed 156 and we’re ready for National Lampoon’s “Vacation: Back to the Future Style.” — Billy Hufnagel, Placentia, CA DeLorean launches DeLoreus. — Dave Conlan, via email Looks like “Back to Future IV: Family Road Trip” is going to start filming soon! — James S. Eubanks, Marietta, GA With the new 2016 DeLorean Station Wagon, Marty McFly can finally take his whole family “Back to the Future.” — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO John, this is the special edition DMC-12 for your friend Narcos, who wants more cargo space. — Sam Mak, Vancouver, BC Finally: “Hack to the Future 4.” — Jim Burke, via email Mrs. McFly, your DeLorean Soccer Mom Mobile is all fixed. Just don’t exceed 88 mph again. — Mike Buetell, Balboa Island, CA Marty, the alternate 1985 timeline is far worse than we auction analysts! — John Peak, Weston, FL We appraise classic cars, muscle cars and street rods. Any information on this subject is good. — Joe Mitchell, Little Rock, AR Very good format and interesting articles. I look forward to each issue. — Steven Nogay, Shoemakersville, PA Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmar- at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. thought! — Roland Aviles, West Orange, NJ Looks like the Flux Capacitor really fluxed the car up. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Back to The Suburbs — Don Scott, via email DeLongOne — Mike Sizemore, via email Two wrongs do not make a right. — Bob Slotnicki, Pawleys Island, SC Paul and Kelly Lindseth win You’re doing great! High quality! I use your pocket guide a lot! — Kirby Miller, Angola, IN Maybe do a piece on Suzuki Samurais. How they are not little 4WDs and were outlawed by consumer agencies and feds. More pro-rally stuff, like if a Porsche 969 Safari Rally edition and Audi Quattro Rally his-and-hers SCM hats for creating a caption that rings a bell for all gearheads. And, in a shameless effort to appeal to a future subscriber, we’re awarding 8-year-old Charlie Noordeloos, of Grand Rapids, MI, a New Old Stock SCM hat that was made eight years ago. Congrats to Charlie for being SCM’s first-ever Junior Varsity Award Winner. We’ll expect to see your subscription check in 2016 — or did it arrive last week? © car are overpriced! I have a Suzuki Samurai, and as long as you don’t do a race with it or a “Solos II” SCCA competition, it is a safe and reliable vehicle. — Kevin Chedd, Gunnison, CO Kevin, did we get a chance to meet when I was in Gunnison this summer to receive the Iacocca Award? You guys put on a great car show. — KM Don’t change anything! — Gary Dorko, Orange, CA Best day at the post box every month when it arrives. — Grant McConchie, Portland, OR Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Terry Ballard

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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 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 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 1938 AC 16/80 Sports Competition raodster 1953 Allard K3 roadster Solid, original car prior to restoration, with alloriginal sheet metal. John Skinner Ltd. high-quality interior. Engine rebuilt by high-performance shop, Total Engine Service in Minnesota. Rare and an excellent investment; only 888 of were produced with overdrive. Hagerty valuation for concours-level XK 150 S OTS roadster is $235,000 and rapidly climbing. One recently sold in December for $646k at Bonhams London; and it was a DHC, which is typically 30% less than a roadster. Runs beautifully without any hesitation or problems. Transmission is smooth and effortless, and with overdrive is like having a 5th gear when traveling at higher cruising speeds. This gorgeous piece of jewelry is just as roadworthy as it is attractive. Accepting reasonable offers. Contact Gene, Ph: 612.298.5648. Email: gene. (MN) 1959 MG Twin Cam roadster other trophies throughout New England. Additional details available. $85,000. OBO. AutoArcheologist. com. Contact David, Ph: 860.398.1732. Email: (CT) 1963 Jaguar XKE fixed-head coupe Opalescent Maroon/black. 33,940 miles. I6, 4-spd. Own the best all-original 3.8 FHC available. 100% all-original paint, chrome and interior. Same careful owner for 51 years. First-place concours winner, 99.85 points. Serious offers considered after inspection. Contact John, Ph: 503.538.8096. Email: (OR) 1967 Aston Martin DB6 coupe S/N L645. Two-tone gray/burgundy leather. 99,771 miles. I6, auto. Beautifully restored. Only 42 built by AC Cars in the late 1930s, with only 14 having the aerodynamic, sloped rear bodywork. Red wire wheels. Brand-new convertible top and mechanism. Restored with new ash wood body framing. Seat travel extended to allow taller drivers to sit comfortably. 2.0-liter single-overhead-cam engine fully rebuilt. Original block suffered from porosity. A new cast-alloy block from AC supplier was used and restamped with the original block numbers. All components used are factory. Has original gauges, but a few stopped working over the years, so a modern water temp, alt meter and fuel gauge have been added. Center-mounted Moss 4-speed gearbox performs flawlessly. Runs and drives superbly. Tremendous amount of history and documentation in the form of photos, records and extensive correspondence between several of the prior owners. First owner took delivery in May of 1938 through Brooklands Motors in the U.K., and the car subsequently went through three other owners until arriving in D.C. in 1976. Nicknamed “Clare” prior to 1959 as stated in letters from third owner, who enjoyed the car until 1972; the name has stuck since. Also believed by that owner to be the only 16/80 with the gorgeous external exhaust system. The letters and stories alone make for a great history. $259,000. Classic Motors of Washington DC. Contact Brian, Ph: 240.350.8775. Email: Brian@ (MD) 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage coupe Exceptionally rare; only 61 K3s were produced, and this is the finest we have ever seen. One owner for most of its life. All correct, fully sorted for real driving, and eligible for every conceivable event. Please call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: (CT) 1957 MGA 1500 roadster S/N YD3/734. Old English White/red. I4, 4-spd. Rare, unmolested Twin Cam roadster that is one of only 2,111 examples ever produced. Limited ownership, with an extensive and highly detailed restoration. Comes documented with an article covering its restoration along with photos of the work done, Heritage CoA, handbook and operator’s manual. An exceptional MGA example. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com (CA) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe A beautifully and properly restored car that spent most its life in California. Stunning black/black. Rare sunroof. Meticulously maintained and turnkey. $490,000. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ Web: 1967 Jaguar XKE roadster Red/tan. 750 miles. I4, 5-spd. For sale to qualified buyers. This is a body-off-frame restoration with virtually everything new or professionally restored. Built to be a wonderful driver’s car with more power, modern transmission and upgraded suspension and brakes. The body is perfect and the paint makes people look twice. There are too many items to list, but the high points are 1,900-cc MGB 5-main bearing engine with aluminum cross-flow head, 1.75 SU carbs, street cam, 5-speed T9 overdrive transmission and much more. So much fun to drive, cruises at 60 mph at 2,900 rpm and has the best exhaust note I have ever heard. Serious inquiries. Cash or highly qualified trades (I am looking for a Class C motorhome). $30,000. OBO. Contact Craig, Ph: 503.799.8718. Email: (OR) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S roadster A wonderful DB2 factory Vantage with early rallycompetition history in Europe. Eligible for absolutely everything and a joy to drive. Matching numbers, tons of documentation back to new. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: (CT) S/N T831934DN. Black/tan. I6, 4-spd w/ OD. Beautiful roadster with factory overdrive. Matching numbers with less than 100 miles since complete nutand-bolt, documented, concours-level restoration. Heritage Certificate. Well-documented two-owner car. Stored for 40 years prior to a recent restoration. 158 S/N 847071. White/red leather. 4,000 miles. I6, 4-spd. Two owner, beautiful condition. One of the last five of 150 XK 150 FHC SEs (Special Equipment) imported into the U.S. First owner drove it for several years and parked it in a barn in Indiana over 40 years ago. Current owner purchased the car in 2009 and it underwent a complete bare-metal, body-off restoration by RMR Restoration. Only 4,000 miles on this numbers-matching car since restoration was completed. Best in Class at the JCSNE (Jaguar Club of Southern New England) Concours, with an average of 9.98 (out of 10) points in the Driven category every year since 2012. Additional trophies received at the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival, the JANE (Jaguar Association of New England) Concours, British Wheels on the Green and Best Jaguar at the Gathering of the Marques show at Lime Rock Park two years in a row, plus numerous In private hands for decades, this wonderful Series II DB4 has taken part in the NE 1000 Rally twice and performed flawlessly. Beautiful condition throughout, matching numbers, original colors per factory build sheet. Call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: (CT) 1961 Jaguar XK 150 SE FHC S/N 1E15000. Carmen Red/beige (with black top). 78,064 miles. I6, 4-spd. Highly original, numbersmatching, California black-plate XKE that was professionally restored by Jaguar professionals. Striking color combo, new Vredestein tires, recent servicing, includes receipts dating back to the late ’70s. Complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: (CA) 1969 Austin Mini Cooper S 2-dr sedan S/N CA2SB1238234A. Red/black. I-4, Numbers matching, BHT Certificate. Last year of sliding windows, new correct Dunlop tires on Mini Lite wheels. All redone and very clean, Paddy Hopkirk tribute rally dash. Never rallied or raced. $29,500. Contact Hartley, Ph: 416.483.5533. Email: (CAN) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1970 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 2+2 Mk1 roadster 1970 Porsche 914-6 convertible 1973 Porsche 911T coupe CVs are recently serviced. Car runs well. New brakes (rotors, rebuilt calipers, pads). Many factory upgrades. Non-original Blaupunkt CD/stereo with amp and speakers, mounted without any holes cut to retain car’s originality (original stereo not available). Full details and additional images available on Web link. $19,500 OBO. Contact Steve, 503.887.8894, Email: Web: https://flic. kr/s/aHsjZ7Zy2f (OR) Red & cream/black leather. Totally restored, fiberglass hard top, 72-spoke chrome wires, 4-speed with overdrive, black leather seats with red piping. Excellent overall condition. $67,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855. Email: (OH) French 1961 DB Le Mans Luxe cabriolet S/N 9140430501. Tangerine (Blutorange)/black with Houndstooth. 350 miles. H6, 5-spd. Factory 914-6. Restored numbers-matching. One of the nicest in the U.S. California blue-plate car (UNVMY6), found stored in California warehouse since 1988. Original sheet metal throughout. Every component has been restored, refinished or replaced; mere 350 miles since restoration. Email for additional photos. $99,995. OBO. Contact George, Email: (CA) 1972 Porsche 911S sunroof coupe Italian 1957 Alfa Romeo Guilietta 750 spider S/N 9113103094. Bahia Red/Black. 25,483 miles. H6, 5-spd. If this isn’t the cleanest, lowest-mileage, one-owner 911T in the world, I’d like to see the one that is. Virtually flawless. I’m not planning to have it detailed because I want everyone to see the condition it was found in: spotless. Only options: cookie-cutter wheels, 5-speed. $155,000. Contact Bob, Ph: 512.784.6890. Email: bpetersen5@ (TX) 1973 Porsche 914-6 convertible 35,000 miles. In storage for 50 years. New brakes, tires and shocks. Both tops. Low miles. Runs and drives great. $35,000. Contact Dale, Ph: 941.730.2036. Email: (FL) German 1964 Porsche 356 C cabriolet S/N 159861. Signal Red/Black. 49,000 miles. H4, 4-spd. Engine # 712602. Third owner for 33 years. Karman hard top, many extras including extra engine, serial # 700496. Price firm. $100,000. Contact John, Ph: 703.424.1727. Email: john@ (GA) 1969 BMW 2002 coupe S/N 1664169. Manila/Tobacco. 138,800 miles. I4, One SoCal owner for 40-plus years. Excellent survivor with a recent refurbishment by a marque concours specialist, including a full engine rebuild as well as a careful cosmetic preservation. This is a very well-sorted example with a great history. Numbers matching. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: (CA) 1970 Porsche 911S coupe S/N 9112301129. Blue Metallic/black & white Houndstooth. 18 miles. H6, 5-spd. Ground-up, bare-metal, nut-and-bolt restoration started in 2013 and nearly three years was spent on a spareno-expense restoration. The ultimate goal was to create a concours d’elegance-worthy specimen that would be considered the best in the U.S. Not built as only a show car but also to meet or exceed factory standards, allowing the new owner the option of using the car as a factory-correct new car with all wear items in new condition, offering the confidence of a very reliable car. Approximately 20 miles since restoration; you can break in your own car. Engine # 6321669. Straight and dry chassis with original floors, headlight buckets, and even the depths of the smuggler box are pristine and rust-free, as can only be found in cars from mild climates. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. An excellent driving example. The engine sounds great and performs well, and the car is tight and responsive. The gearbox works well, and the brakes are very effective. The car is quite civilized and comfortable, but also very sporting, and abundantly clear that the car has been properly and professionally restored. Hundreds of photos and extensive restoration details available online. $265,000. OBO. Contact Rick, Ph: 831.241.4144. Email: Web: 1973 Porsche 911S sunroof coupe S/N 4732909506. Saturn Yellow/black. I6, 5-spd. Spectacular, fully restored, high-performance 914-6 conversion with numerous mechanical and aesthetic enhancements. Upgraded to 911 6-cylinder engine with Mahle pistons, Carrera 915 transmission, stainless-steel headers and much more. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@ (CA) 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera coupe S/N 149503151. Red/black. 11,000 miles. I4, 4-spd. An excellent car from dry eastern Washington, with great patina. Back on the road 40 years after being taken in the 1970s to Alfa of Tacoma for an engine rebuild. The car was last licensed in 1975 and the engine rebuild started in 1977. The engine, suspension and brakes were rebuilt, the steering box replaced and the car stayed there, unfinished and covered, until 2011, when we bought it. Then it was assembled, started for the first time, refurbished by the same mechanic who did the original work, and was back on the road in 2012. It has been driven less than 900 miles since then. The seats have been restuffed, the exhaust and other necessary items replaced. We have tried to keep it as original as possible. It runs and drives well and it is in beautiful condition. Included are receipts from 1977 to present, original magazine road tests, advertising, (reproduction) manuals and a DVD containing owner’s manual, parts and shop manuals, sales brochures, technical bulletins, etc. The car was featured in the June 2013 Alfa Owner cover article, “Barn Find Raiders of the Lost Alfa of Tacoma.” It needs to be sold this spring. (WA) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe S/N 9306800178. Silver/navy & black. 46,800 miles. H6, 4-spd. Two-owner, unmolested, museum quality. Original paint, interior, trim. Non-original chain tensioners, radio, exhaust (original available). Large quantity of factory literature, books, 930 memorabilia, etc. No sunroof, no a/c. High-quality 356 partial trade considered. Car located in Long Island, NY. $300,000. Contact Joseph, Ph: 917.817.9372. Email: (NY) 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 convertible Perhaps the best driving GTC ever in our inventory. Beautifully restored with a very recent and documented complete engine rebuild top to bottom by Bill Pollard. Ferrari certified. Ready for touring, showing or rallying. Please call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@ (CT) 1973 DeTomaso Pantera coupe White/black. H6, Comprehensive, professional and very well-documented restoration done in 2007. Driven about 3,000 miles since and fanatically maintained. Matching numbers, original colors. A superb-driving car. Please call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 160 Silver/black. H6, 5-spd. A/C, matching-numbers original engine professionally rebuilt to RS specs, detailed engine bay, limited slip, correct alloys with new XWX. Very strong runner. $210,000. Contact David C., Ph: 330.388.8862. Email: dcnelson@ (OH) S/N 4752403994. Summer Yellow/Cinnamon. 41,425 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Never painted, two-owner, low-mileage, matching-numbers, fuel-injected 2.0-liter, with original drivetrain, paint, interior, etc. Porsche CoA. Two sets of wheels: black aftermarket Type II with brand-new Michelins (shown) and set of BBS honeycombs (not shown). Straight body with minor chips/rust spots on fender lips and lower door edges, retaining its original paint. Tub and battery box are rust-free. Front air dam has curb damage (new replacement included). Engine, transmission, Silver/Black. 3,624 miles. Silver with a black interior. Exceptional one-owner California car with low original miles, equipped with air conditioning, eight-track player and radio, original Goodyear Arrivas, complete with original bill of sale, all service records, handbooks and manuals. An incredible automobile in beautiful condition throughout. $129,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) Sports Car Market SOLD

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1973 Ferrari 246GT Dino coupe S/N 4984. Verde Pino Metallizzato/beige. V6, 5-spd. One of only 35 Dinos ever finished in this medium-green metallic exterior. Desirable European specification, originally delivered in Italy, highly original, single ownership for over 35 years. Offered with books, tools, and extensive records/history file. Documented by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Cromodora wheels, instrumentation in kilometers, and manual windows. Sold new to first owner, a resident of Como. Exported to U.S. in 1976, sold to a Dana Point, CA, resident, remaining in the second owner’s care for over 35 years. Last service circa 1988 and road tested at 78,229 kms (48,609 miles) by European Auto Restoration Inc. in California, and received its final registration in 1990 before being tucked away and forgotten in a California garage. Stored for 25 years, this remarkable Dino is in largely untouched condition. Large portion of the original factory paintwork is still present, with a few minor areas of blending and touch-up evident. U.S.spec side-marker lights on the rear quarter panels are presumed to be added when the car arrived stateside in the mid-1970s. Interior retains factoryoriginal beige leather, and the body number (1272) is stamped on the rear trunk hinges and the coolant reservoir-mounting tab, and is also written in chalk on the rear trunk panel. Deserving candidate for either a high-point concours restoration or, for the preservation-minded, a sympathetic mechanical recommissioning. Has been checked over and the engine started. Can be driven to be moved a short distance but will require a thorough service before driven on the road. A rare original color scheme and sporting European specifications, this example presents a great opportunity. $359,500. OBO. DriverSource. Contact Jose, Ph: 832.891.5644. Email: (TX) 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi coupe low-mileage example equipped with 5-speed transmission, air conditioning, power windows, AM/FM cassette player and TRX wheels. Extremely well-documented Ferrari in exceptional condition throughout, complete with tool roll, jack, complete set of books, shop manuals and service records, runs and drives great. $59,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@ (CA) 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 supercharged coupe anniversary model. One caring owner from new. Original window sticker and original bill of sale. All service records and history spanning from 1990 to present. Original tool roll, jack, clean CARFAX and autocheck. Original owner’s manual & warranty/maintenance booklet in leather pouch. Purchased, serviced and maintained by the same lamborghini authorized dealer for 25 years. Just 49,958 kilometers from new (31,042 miles)- recent service performed. optional rear wing and Alpine stereo sound system. ALL records from new, documenting this very special car from purchase to present. Original paint, upholstery, glass, trim and auxiliaries. the chance to purchase one of the most widely recognized supercars ever produced, and the ultimate icon of 1980s flamboyance in its factorypreserved form. $289,000. OBO. DriverSource. Contact Jose, Ph: 281.497.1000. Email: juan@ (TX) S/N ZARAA6691E100578. Black metallic/tan. 90 miles. V6, 5-spd. Supercharged GTV-6, 280+ hp. Cover car June 2009 Alfa Owner. Certificato d’Oro 2010 AROC convention. Complete rebuild/upgrade of all mechanical/hydraulics by Greg Gordon, Hi Performance Store 6k miles. Original paint and interior. All records, heavy-duty suspension, five-point driver’s harness. I’m 77—car needs younger driver! $28,000. OBO. Contact Lester, Ph: 918.430.5968. Email: (OK) 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi spider 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena spider the SCCA in the U.S. Not raced since 1979. Restored. Engine; Ford 105E, 997-cc, Hewland Mk9, new fuel cell. $24,750. Contact James, Ph: 402.435.0109. Email: (NE) Swedish 1972 Volvo P1800E sport coupe S/N 1.83E+12. White/black (with tan carpets). I4, 4-spd. Highly original, finished in white over a black interior with tan carpets. Sparingly driven and well sorted, the car features Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection along with a brisk 4-speed with overdrive. Recent servicing by Volvo professionals, primed and ready for daily driving. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com (CA) American 1948 Buick Super convertible Silver/black. 35,900 miles. Documented two-owner car, full belt and a/c service within past six months, records with no service gaps, rare silver color. Books, tools and jack. $73,000. Contact Tom, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tmiller@gardenstategraphics. com (NJ) 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary coupe TdF Blue/tan. 6,120 miles. V8, 6-spd. Loaded w/options including Daytona seats, blue dash, steering wheel and seat piping. Modular wheels, like-new condition. $145,000. Contact David C., Ph: 330.388.8862. Email: (OH) Race 1975 Delta IR-F4B race car Sea Foam Green/tan. 69,500 miles. Nice exterior with tan leather interior and matching canvas soft top and tonneau boot, stunning body-off restoration equipped with 3-speed transmission, power seats, power windows and power top, original AM radio, complete with handbook and manual, runs and drives beautifully. $79,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: (CA) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback Rosso Rubino/black leather. 54,312 miles. Gorgeous S/N ZA9CA05AXKLA12694. Black/cream leather. 31,000 miles. V12, 5-spd. Limited production Black/I4, 4-spd. One of three made in England in 1974/1975. Raced F4 in England and Formula C with It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. May 2016 Lemans Blue/black. V8, 4-spd. X22. 396/350-hp. Not a clone, not a replica—a real-deal car. Documented numbers matching. Protect-O-Plate. Cowl-Induction hood. Endura front bumper, chin spoiler, console gauges, wood steering wheel, rear spoiler and rear bumper guards. Gorgeous restoration. $56,900. OBO. Contact Andrew, Ph: 941.320.9033. Email: (FL) © 161 Very original with low mileage. Repainted red and 4-speed transmission installed in the 1970s per Shelby Registry. Otherwise all original. In private Shelby collection past 10 years. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. $145,000. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Web: deGarmoLtd. com(CT) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 2-dr hard top

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Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics & historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (AZ) 717.243.7855. 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. (PA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 (TX) Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — Fast N Loud on Discovery, Dallas Car Sharks on Velocity and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. (OK) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. email: Twitter: @Motostalgia Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. (CA) Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 FOLLOW SCM Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & 162 Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and Dragone. We’ve been in the collec- tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. (CT) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. (WA) Rick Cole Auctions. Thirty years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top ten multi-million dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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global collector car market. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys. com. (CAN) Alfa Romeo Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance, and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our web site or social media for new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers.. (CO) 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. (PA). Buy/Sell/General 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa Arizona, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email:, (WA) Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. 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. (CA) Appraisals Automotive Restorations. Silverstone Auctions is a world- class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia. If you are a buyer or seller Silverstone is the classic vehicle auction house for you. (U.K.) 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. (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.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. (IN) May 2016 Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. email: Twitter: @Motostalgia Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. (CA) Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 (CA) 163

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: Canepa of Scotts Valley. 831.430.9940. Offering fine investment-grade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000 sq. ft. facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa. com (CA) Heritage Classics Motorcar ComClassic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. (MA) For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) pany. 310.657.9699. 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 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 Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site. (OH) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA., (MA) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector & exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. DeLorean Motor Company. 239.495.8550. The first franchise of the new DeLorean Motor Company. Celebrating our 10th year in business we are the South Eastern United States exclusive source for DeLorean Sales, Service, Restoration and Parts. We have the largest selection of DeLoreans for sale in the world numbering 20 or more at any time and stock a full parts inventory. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000 sq. ft. facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. (ON) Paul Russell and Company. Luxury Brokers International. Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales & service of 19501970s Classic European Sports Cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche & Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in house factorytrained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years experience. (CO) 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 and pickup. 718.545.0500. 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., sales@ (PA) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc., of Monterey, California, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics, visit us at (CA) 164 978.768.6092. 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: (MA) 800.837.9902. Since 2002, has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A Pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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pointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. (MA) Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. Unit 56. At Unit 56 we love motor- cycles, we truly are passionate about them. But most importantly we strive to have the best. History and an interesting story are a must with anything we buy or sell. And as far as restoration goes we treat everything as if it was our own. We care. Telephone: 0044 (0) 1386 700 403. 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. Collection Management Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Carficionado Collection ManageVintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. (FL) Classic Car Transport ment GmbH. Florian Seidl of Carficionado has been discreetly consulting to car collectors worldwide since 2002. We specialize in: • Collection Building • Collection Management • Investment Guidance • Restoration Supervision • Researching your car’s pedigree • Event Organization • Insurance • Experienced in coordination with trusts, family offices and institutional investors • Exceptional global market KnowHow • Proven track record including world record sales & Pebble Beach class wins for our clients Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 89 82030682 Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years our standards for excellence have clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. Collector Car Insurance 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). (PA) 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at (NY) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit (MI) Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. (CA) E-Type UK USA. An international Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. 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. 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, 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. 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 English specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly ap- May 2016 165

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: The Elegance at Hershey. JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: (OR) 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit, call 717.534.1910 or email (PA) Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. 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 and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. or visit our website (CA) 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. (CA) The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: (CA) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–presen. (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows GTO Engineering. Servicing Hilton Head Island Motoring Fes- tival. The South; a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall - October 28–November 6, 2016 - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit worldwide clients for 20+ years, we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia and new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 Finance The BMW CCA is the world’s larg- est owner supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at or by calling 800.878.9292. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides 619.233.5008. La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Woodside Credit. When financing your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at or call 888-354-3982. German Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. We want to buy your air-cooled 911. Immediate payment and pick up anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motorsports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA (PA) FOLLOW SCM 166 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Import/Export Legal QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 (CA) Italian Bryan W. Shook, Esquire acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts, and clients. He is redefining automotive law. (PA) Museums 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons -originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. Berlinetta Motorcars, Ltd. 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster”, and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street & show cars. Locating and importing classic and vintage cars internationally since 1984. (NY) LeMay—America’s Car Museum Hamann 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. Leasing celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or (CT) Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com WeatherTech® Automotive AcCalifornia Car Cover Company. 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 for a free catalog. 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 Restoration — General 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 P21S Auto Car Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at (CT) May 2016 Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November., 480-483-4682 or Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. (CA) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the 167

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. (PA) consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: www.farlandcarscom The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current, or growing collection needs a team behind it. If your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars from around the world for good reason: Our experience, attention to detail and results are rivaled by none. We give our clients the confidence to expand their collection into any marque or era. We’ve got their backs. We would like to get yours. Email:,, Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. Suixtil- USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. Shop online at, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email SHIFT UP TO PLATINUM! The Guild of Automotive RestorHahn - Vorbach & Associates LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. ers. 905.775.0499. Whether your car is headed to a concours or open road, we are the sensible choice. Experts in our craft and combined 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. (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- 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) © Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full-time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We 168 The Insider’s Authority on Collector Car Values Auction results on over 250,000 vehicles compiled over 28 years Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Stash of Ty Cobb T206 Cards Worth Millions Cleaning up the clutter — or surfing eBay — can really pay off Thought Carl’s A California couple recently had the unpleasant task of cleaning out a deceased great-grandfather’s run-down, cluttered old house. In a crumpled paper bag in a corner, they uncovered seven Ty Cobb T206 baseball cards along with a Honus Wagner card. Only 15 of the special Ty Cobb cards with “Ty Cobb—King of the Smoking Tobacco World” on the back were previously known to exist. The cache has been verified by experts and is stated to be worth millions. Guess it was not all that arduous a task after all. I didn’t find this batch of trinkets and treasures in a cluttered old house, but then they are not worth millions, either. rates. A unique piece that would be a conversation starter when displayed in the Car Barn. EBAY #361471465836— TYPE 52 ALUMINUM BABY BUGATTI PEDAL CAR. Number of Bids: 41. SOLD AT: $5,200. Date: 1/25/2016. This was a replica of the famed Baby Bugatti pedal car that was made from 1927 to 1936. Only about 90 were produced, and when they come to market, they sell for well into six figures. This replica was well done and can be fitted with an electric motor. Just the thing for the favored grandchild. are from the 1950s, and they allowed you to see the traffic light without straining your neck. This one was in unused condition, and the box appeared to be new. A great accessory for your 1950s car, or an unusual piece for a display case. EBAY #331784392070—I.Y. JAPANEESE TIN HARLEYDAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE TOY. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $745. Date: 2/28/2016. This large tin motorcycle toy measured over 15 inches in length and displayed the word “Harley” on one side of the gas tank and “Davidson” on the other. It was in played-with condition, with a little rust here and there. The friction drive worked, and it made motorcycle noises. A large toy that sold for a most reasonable price. EBAY #311534785198— 1914 BUTTE, MONTANA, AUTO RACE PENNANT. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $262. Date: 2/1/2016. This 30inch pennant was for a road race on April 2, 1914 in Butte, Montana. It was in great condition and featured two period race cars. Considering the condition and the graphics, it was a screaming deal. EBAY #141850001675— EBAY #182008953737— DAYTON, OHIO, VINTAGE PARKING METER. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $1,626.10. Date: 2/5/2016. This American Traffic Register Company made this distinctive parking meter for the city of Dayton, OH. You could feed the meter a nickel and park for an hour, which is a far cry from today’s EBAY #172108075667— FULTON DELUXE TRAFFIC-LIGHT FINDER COMPLETE WITH BOX. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $294.75. Date: 2/26/2016. These EBAY #272123682003— 1906 VANDERBILT CUP RACE PROGRAM. Number SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; 170 1939 ROI TAN CIGAR SOPHIE TUCKER CHEVROLET TOY. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $382.77. Date: 12/19/2015. This was part of a promotion for the Sophie Tucker radio show on CBS that gave away a 1939 Chevrolet. It was also sponsored by Roi Tan Cigars. There is a paper banner that goes with the display as well as an entry form. The little cars show up with some regularity, but the rest of the set is rather scarce. Price paid was market-correct for just the cute little car. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $399. Date: 2/14/2016. The first international road race held in the United States was the William K. Vanderbilt Cup that took place on the roads of Nassau County, Long Island, on October 8, 1904. After a spectator was killed during the 1906 race, it was not held again until 1908, and that was on a closed course. This very scarce program from 1906 was 150 pages and had all kinds of racing information and period advertising. Sold for the going rate.