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Mecum Monterey, CA August 16–19, 2017

Worldwide Pacific Grove, CA August 17, 2017

Russo and Steele Monterey, CA August 17–19, 2017

Bomhams Carmel, CA August 18, 2017

Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA August 18–19, 2017

RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA August 18–19, 2017

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends November 2017 . Volume 29 . Number 11 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman by Steve Ahlgrim ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spyder $5,720,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 $22,550,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport $891,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1968 Porsche 911 Soft-Window Targa $148,500 / Gooding & Company 92 94 96 98 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 196 Vehicles Rated at Six Sales 112 118 130 144 158 174 184 AMERICAN by Tom Cotter RACE 16 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Simon Kidston 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe $1,100,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1970 Porsche 917 K $14,080,000 / Gooding & Company 1995 McLaren F1 $15,620,000 / Bonhams 100 102 104 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys and the rising JDM tide — Garrett Long RM SOTHEBY’S Monterey, CA: Record-busting powerhouse nails Monterey with a $132.7m total and 89% sales rate — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Pebble Beach, CA: An 80% sale rate on 133 lots brings $91.5m — Michael Leven BONHAMS Carmel, CA: Bonhams hits a 79% sales rate and a $55.2m total at Quail Lodge — Joseph T. Seminetta and Nicholas M. Seminetta MECUM Monterey, CA: Mecum’s sales total was down to $33.5m while sales rate was up to 51% — B. Mitchell Carlson RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA: 201 lots trade hands for $8.5m and a 57% sales rate — Brett Hatfield WORLDWIDE Pacific Grove, CA: Worldwide’s first Monterey sale brings $7.4m with a 69% sales rate — Pierre Hedary acebook and look for updates and offers! Cover photo: 1995 McLaren F1; Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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FEATURES — MONTEREY RECAP 64 Monterey First-Timer: SCM Contributor Leo Van Hoorick needs more time on the Peninsula 66 SCM Insider’s Seminar: The collector-car community adjusts to an infusion of new blood — Robert Cumberford 68 Postcards from Monterey: Scenes from Car Week 2017 72 Scene and Be Seen: Catching up with some folks during a crazy car week 74 Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center: A big party with amazing cars and aircraft kicks off the week in style — Keith Martin 76 Legends of the Autobahn: A big year for AMG and Mercedes-Benz — B. Mitchell Carlson 78 Porsche Werks Reunion: This German celebration continues to grow — Michael Leven 80 The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering: The “Best of the Best” at Monterey Car Week’s most-exclusive garden party — Carl Bomstead 82 Concorso Italiano: The Italian-car Lovefest celebrates 32 years — Chad Taylor 86 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears Exceptional cars rule at auction, Pebble Beach and Hampton Court Keith Martin 50 Affordable Classic Finding some good low-level deals at Monterey Car Week B. Mitchell Carlson 54 Collecting Thoughts Reflections from Pebble’s 18th Fairway William “Chip” Connor and Bruce McCaw 56 Legal Files Vintage racers have to balance the risks of financial, personal and historical damage John Draneas 58 Unconventional Wisdom August 2017 brought 4,000 miles of adventures Donald Osborne 60 Drivers Ed Monterey 2017 showed us an interest-driven market Paul Hageman 106 The Cumberford Perspective Form follows function in the exquisite McLaren F1 Robert Cumberford 210 eWatch A Norman Rockwell original study is worth far, far more than a signed print Carl Bomstead 18 86 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: It all boiled down to Packard vs. Mercedes-Benz vs. Ferrari — Carl Bomstead 88 Top 100 Monterey Sales: The week’s biggest results DEPARTMENTS 28 Auction Calendar 28 Crossing the Block 32 Concours and Events: SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour, Hilton Head Island, London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 36 Contributors: Get to know our writers 38 You Write, We Read: Mixed memories of the Milano, “40 Under 40” thoughts, thumbs-up on hoods down, and an SCM time-warp starring Thor Thorson 40 Display Advertisers Index 44 Time Pieces: Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver Watch 44 Neat Stuff: A better garage floor and a Ferrari wave rider 46 In Miniature: 1955 Chrysler Ghia Falcon 46 Speaking Volumes: Porsche 911: Perfection by Design 116 Buy/Sell/Hold: What Monterey 2017 told Pierre Hedary and Stephen Serio 134 Glovebox Notes: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth 154 On the Radar: 1992 Lotus Carlton, 1992 Rover 220 Coupé Turbo, 1992 Holden HSV ClubSport VP 164 Fresh Meat: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB coupe, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition coupe, 2017 Lotus Evora 400 coupe 168 Rising Sun: 1983 Toyota Soarer 2.8 GT Limited, 1992 Mazda RX-7 FD35, 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 196 Mystery Photo: “Dunno if’n she’s a Porch er a Fierri, but she comes with a coupla cans o’ white spray paint to finish ’er up” 196 Comments With Your Renewals: “I do enjoy your magazine, especially the coverage of Alfa Spiders. Mr. Martin deserves a lot of credit” 198 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 202 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Brian Baker


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Royal Treatment These exclusive European events represent top-flight experiences in extraordinary settings impressive: the 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder of John McCaw, the 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Chip Connor, and the winning 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer of Bruce McCaw. Some of the elements that set Pebble Beach apart are the spectacle of 204 significant automobiles restored to absolute top condition, the setting on the 18th Fairway and the admiration of 10,000 spectators. On the East Coast, the top-tier Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has even more cars on display. Both events exemplify an American approach to concours, with an extensive field of entries and large crowds for just one day. These European events are different. The Concours of Elegance at An incomparable gathering of the 1957 Le Mans D-types at Hampton Court I n the September issue of SCM, I predicted that sales in Monterey would total $331 million. As the dust continues to settle, it appears I was within a few million dollars — close enough. The current sales total, roughly $330 million, represents a slight decline from the $343m sold in 2016. However, with the addition of a few post-block sales, 2017 will be essentially on par with 2016. Exceptional cars rule The mood at all of the auctions was thoughtful. Noticeably absent were the large body of dealers whose purchases make up the bedrock of an exotic auction. They are generally looking for cars they can buy at a wholesale price for resale. Nearly every dealer I spoke with commented that he had too much inventory on hand — and wasn’t buying in Monterey unless it was a great deal. One dealer told me that he has no trouble selling cars that are truly exceptional — and that rarely come to market. If you are selling a common car, such as a Daytona, Carrera RS or an E-type, be prepared for buyers to nitpick the car and use every flaw as a reason to reduce their offer by another $10,000. There’s simply no imperative to buy an ordinary car at a top price. The market continues to adjust for the exuberance of 2014. There have been no dramatic price collapses. There has been a change in values as excess inventory gets absorbed into the market. A royal weekend Two weeks after Monterey Car Week, I was in England at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace near London. Over the past few years, two new European events — the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace and the Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille (at Chantilly Château near Paris) — have emerged and claimed a spot in the top tier of car shows. Both have relatively small, highly curated fields showcasing im- portant and beautifully presented cars. The Hampton Court event has exclusive access for owners on one day and accessibility to the public on others. This format originated in 1929 with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como in Italy. If Cars & Coffee events represent America’s love affair with cars at the grassroots level, these exclusive European events represent topflight experiences in extraordinary settings. I’d just come from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which had a typically magnificent display of cars. Pebble is the most prestigious concours in the world, renowned for the breadth and depth of its offerings. This year, the three cars that vied for Best of Show were especially 20 Hampton Court Palace has just 60 cars in the Main Concours. While there are hundreds of cars in the club displays, attention is focused on the cars in front of the Palace. This being England, home of Jaguar, the five Jaguar D-types that finished 1-2-3-4-6 at the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours race drove in together and were on display. They were celebrating the 60th anniversary of that victory. This was an extraordinary opportunity to see all five machines together for the first time. I was at this event as the guest of SCMer Bruce McCaw, who was still basking in the glow of winning Best of Show at Pebble Beach. His entry at Hampton Court was a 1904 Mercedes-Simplex 28/32HP rearentrance tonneau. It was a remarkably advanced and powerful car for its era, and Bruce mentioned that it could achieve 60 mph — if someone very capable and brave was behind the wheel. It could possibly be the fastest entry in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which accepts cars built before 1905. I had a chance to ride onto the field with him, and I watched as he snicked the non-synchro gearbox into second, applied just a touch of throttle and we motored forward. This was not your typical group of car owners. As one strolled by Bruce’s car, he mentioned that the front axle was of the style most often fitted to the 60-hp Simplex rather than the 32-hp model. That didn’t make it incorrect — different engines were often installed in different chassis when these cars were built. I must say I hadn’t noted this. Another owner was looking at the unrestored Land Rovers on dis- play from the Land Rover Classic restoration facility. He commented that he keeps a fleet of 24 Defender 90s to use on his estate in Scotland. This was in addition to his collection of classics and supercars. I didn’t ask how large his estate was. There were a host of familiar cars and SCMers at Hampton Court, including David MacNeil in his striking 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, Jonathan and Wendy Segal’s “barn-find” 1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport berlinetta by Frua, and David Word’s understatedbut-spectacular 1946 Fiat 1100 Spider, the first car to be bodied by Carrozzeria Frua. A grand reunion In some ways, Hampton Court reminded me of a combination of a high-school reunion and a weekend in Disneyland. Most of the owners knew each other — they all travel in similar circles. There is no formal judging at Hampton Court. Instead, as at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, the entrants vote for the Best of Show. Winner at Hampton Palace was a spectacular 1933/35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica Castagna coupe owned by Ton and Maya Meijer. While strolling about the concours, you can savor the very best that designers and engineers had to offer throughout the entire spectrum of automotive history. It’s an extraordinary journey. Shall we call it “Champagne and Caviar”? ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1981 Porsche RUF cabriolet at GAA in Greensboro, NC GAA Where: Greensboro, NC When: November 2–4 More: www.gaaclassiccars.com Last year: 333/555 cars sold / $7.6m Featured cars: • 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra concept • Star Car: 1981 Porsche RUF cabriolet • 1946 Chevrolet 3100 pickup Bonhams Where: London, U.K. When: November 3 More: www.bonhams.com Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com. OCTOBER 2—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 2—MORPHY Denver, PA 5–6—RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA 5–7—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 5–7—VICARI Biloxi, MS 6—SILVER AUCTIONS Vancouver, WA 6–7—BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL 7–COYS Berlin, DEU 13–15— MOTORCLASSICA Melbourne, AUS 13–14—MOTOSTALGIA Waxahachie, TX 13–15—CCP AUCTIONS Ontario, CAN 14–15—ARTCURIAL Pairs, FRA 19–21—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 19—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 21—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 20–21—BRANSON Branson, MO 21—VANDERBRINK Lawton, OK 21—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—BRIGHTWELLS Bicester, U.K. 28—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 28—BONHAMS Padua, ITA NOVEMBER 2–4—GAA Greensboro, NC 3—BONHAMS London, U.K. 4—SMITH AUCTIONS Paducah, KY 4—ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS King’s Lynn, U.K. 4–5—AUCTIONS AMERICA Hilton Head Island, SC 5—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 11–12—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 28 13—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 16–18—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 15—H&H Cambridgeshire, U.K. 17–19—LEAKE Dallas, TX 17–19—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 24–26—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 25—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 27—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 29—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 30–2—MECUM Kansas City, MO DECEMBER 2—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 6—BONHAMS London, U.K. 7—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 6—RM SOTHEBY’S New York, NY 12—BARONS Surrey, U.K. Last year: 10/13 cars sold / $1.5m Star cars: • 1902 Westfield Model G • 1896 Salvesen Steam Cart Smith Auctions Where: Paducah, KY When: November 4 More: www.smithauctionsllc.com Anglia Car Auctions Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: November 4 More: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk Auctions America Where: Hilton Head Island, SC When: November 4–5 More: www.auctionsamerica.com Last year: 58/103 cars sold / $5.7m Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: November 5 More: www.artcurial.com Silverstone Where: Birmingham, U.K. When: November 11–12 Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Cars: 1902 Westfield Model G (left) and 1896 Salvesen Steam Cart at Bonhams’ London, U.K., sale More: www.silverstoneauctions.com Last year: 101/124 cars sold / $7.3m Shannons Where: Sydney, AUS When: November 13 More: www.shannons.com.au H&H Where: Cambridgeshire, U.K. When: November 15 More: www.handh.co.uk Mecum Where: Las Vegas, NV When: November 16–18 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 740/1,019 cars sold/ $24.7m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird McCormick’s Where: Palm Springs, CA When: November 17–19 More: www.classic-carauctions.com Featured cars: • 1957 Chevrolet Nomad • 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood wagon • 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Silver Auctions Where: Fort McDowell, AZ When: November 24–26 More: www.silverauctions.com • 1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee” • 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z/28 Leake Where: Dallas, TX When: November 17–19 More: www.leakecar.com Last year: 318/524 / $7m Dan Kruse Classics Where: Houston, TX When: November 25 More: www.dankruseclassics.com Last year: 50/172 / $640k Shannons Where: Melbourne, AUS When: November 27 More: www.shannons.com.au Brightwells Where: Leominster, U.K. When: November 29 More: www.brightwells.com Mecum Where: Kansas City, MO When: November 30–Dec 2 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 360/592 / $8.1m ♦ Star Car: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird at Mecum Las Vegas 30 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com NOVEMBER CALENDAR 4 LeMay Sock Hop Dinner & Dance, Tacoma, WA; www.lemaymarymount. org 10–11 Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show, Springfield, OH; www.ohioswapmeet.com 10–12 Fall Florida AutoFest, Lakeland, FL; www.carlisleevents.com Sign Up for SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour! 2018 marks SCM’s 30th Anniversary. We plan to celebrate this anniversary in the best possible way: with a five-day, 1,000-mile tour of Oregon’s best back roads. Dates are July 8 through July 13, 2018. The tour will begin and end in Portland, OR. Now is the time to submit your applications and mark your calendars. The route has been set and lodging is secured. Expect fine Oregon wines, excellent food and inviting accommodations — and the camaraderie of 80 SCM fanatics who would all rather be driving a vintage car on winding, Douglas fir-shaded, two-laneroads through the Cascade Mountains than doing anything else on earth. Publisher Martin’s co-host for the tour will be SCM Editor-at-Large, and host of the “Assess and Ca- ress” segment of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” Donald Osborne. Osborne and Martin will conduct presentations in the evenings, as will SCM’s “Legal Files” columnist John Draneas. The tour will be a benefit for our presenting partner, the Portland Art Museum. The route will feature many of the most spectacular roads in Oregon. It will include the lava fields of McKenzie Pass, the high desert of Eastern Oregon, a tour of Crater Lake and more. The tour is limited to 40 cars, 1967 and earlier. Alfa Romeo cars are given preference. The entry cost is $6,000 for two. Call 1.503.261.0555, extension 217, or visit www.sportscarmarket.com/ anniversarytour2018 for more information or to sign up. Early-bird deadline is Dec. 1. Island Concours The 16th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance rumbles to glorious life from October 27 through November 5. Cadillac is this year’s Honored Marque. The Savannah Speed Clas- sic runs from October 27 to 29. November 4 brings the popular Car Club Showcase, with top car clubs throughout the Southeast bringing their best cars to show. The Aero Expo also takes place on November 4. Sunday, November 5, brings this gearhead week to a grand finish with the concours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Publisher Martin will return as a judge, and he will conduct a seminar on collecting on Saturday, November 4, at 9 a.m. For more information and pricing, visit www. hhiconcours.com (SC) 32 11 Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Mu- seum, Hood River, OR; www.waaamuseum.org 10–12 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, Birmingham, U.K.; www.necclassicmotorshow.com Antique Cars Give It Their All The 84th Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run cranks, rattles and chugs to life on Novem- ber 5, but this Bonhams-sponsored event really starts on November 3 with Bonhams’ London to Brighton Run Sale of Veteran Motor Cars at New Bond Street. November 4 brings the famous Regent Street Motor Show — where many VCR participants show off their cars. Modern cars also are on hand, and the show runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free event and it draws a big crowd. The Veteran Car Run itself combines more than 500 pre-1905 automobiles with a 60-mile route from London to the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of the collector car world’s greatest events. There is no better way to end the car season. The historic trek begins at Hyde Park in central London and ends at Madeira Drive in the seaside resort of Brighton. Cars start leaving Hyde Park at 6:56 a.m., and the last cars arrive in Brighton at 4:30 p.m. www. veterancarrun.com (U.K.) Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Garrett Long garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Data Specialist Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors MICHAEL LEVEN, SCM Contributor, came home from the hospital in a custom, Candy Apple Red ’55 Chevy, and it’s been cars, cars, cars, ever since. Eclectic fare — from Full Classics to current exotics — always filled the family garage. After a stint as the commercial director of an auto racing team, Leven became a professional winemaker, a craft he practices to this day. He regularly drives his MB 280SL, and recently recommissioned a W123 Mercedes for his teenage sons, saying, “It’s perfect: slow, safe and indestructible.” His mission is to find a Gypsy Red ’55 Nomad like the one his grandfather bought new. Check out his story on the 2017 Porsche Werks Reunion on p. 78 and his report on Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on p. 130. 36 LEO VAN HOORICK, SCM Contributor, is an automotive journalist and car historian in Brussels. He is chief editor of Historicar, a magazine devoted to Belgian automotive his- tory. Recently, he was appointed Head of Museology at the Brussels-based Autoworld Museum. He was involved in the publication of several books on automotive history. The Circuit des Ardennes commemoration rally is one of the projects he supports as a board member. Judging at major European concours such as the Dutch “Het Loo” or the “Zoute Grand Prix” in Belgium are his favorite activities. He is a keen collector of Lancia and Mercedes, recently acquiring an ultra-rare Belgian-engineered and -built Mercedes 230S Universal of 1967. Read his first-timer perspective of Monterey on p. 64. CARL BOMSTEAD, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, spent his lawn-mowing money on a 1948 Plymouth when he was 14, and since then many unique cars have passed through his garage. He’s partial to Full Classics, but he can’t ignore an interesting sports car, ‘50s car or a hot rod. His vintage automobilia collection includes hundreds of porcelain signs, mascots, license plates, oil cans and a dozen or so display cases full of other related memorabilia. He has judged at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 19 years. He has written for Sports Car Market for decades. As usual, he covered many events during the 2017 Monterey Car Week. Turn to p. 86 for his story on the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and to p. 80 for his experiences at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Finally, his regular column, “eWatch,” is on p. 210.


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Mixed Memories of the Milano To the Editor: In the October issue, Jeff Zurschmeide enthuses over Alfa’s Milano sedans of the late 1980s (October 2017, “Affordable Classic,” p. 46). Yes, they were lovely to drive with their eager V6 and the transaxle’s balance, but the build quality was far from a BMW’s. I sold them new, and it wasn’t easy getting past the styling quirks and front power-window switches on the ceiling, of all places. The heads needed to come off to replace the gaskets so frequently, they should have been on with zippers, and the rear wheelarches would rust through before the cars’ second birthday. We eagerly anticipated the automatic transmission, hoping it would salvage some sales, but the primitive, noisy 3-speed they used was just awful. The 5-speeds were a hoot to drive, though. Thanks for the memories, I think. — Bill Orth, Parker, CO “40 Under 40” Misses To the Editor: I certainly understand that Sports Car Market is aimed at the auction crowd, auction companies and the auction market, but your recent section on “40 Under 40” (October 2017, p. 68) missed three members of the brick-and-mortar, old-school, well-established U.S.-based sales houses. You missed Spencer Trenery at Fantasy Junction (a youthful 37); Colleen Sheehan at Ferraris Online, (a youthful 25) and Stephan Markowski at RPM, who just squeaks in at 39. All have been groomed into the business since well before they learned to drive and all three are hard-core enthusiasts who will inherit well-established operations. Regardless of where the collector car market goes in the next decades, all three will be at their stores, answering calls and emails and selling the cars of their fathers’ dreams. — Mike Sheehan, Costa Mesa, CA Keith Martin responds: 38 The heads needed to come off to replace the gaskets so frequently, they should have been on with zippers. Thanks, Mike. We got about 200 nominations from our readers, and the folks you mention weren’t included. Next time! No Techs in “40 Under 40”? To the Editor: Three things stood out in your “40 Under 40” article (October 2017, p. 68). The first was that each of the 40 only deal with rich individuals. Second is that a very large percentage of entrepreneurs entered into family corporations. The third is that none of them ever worked as a technician for any length of time. Are people so wealthy, and will remain so, that money is not a consideration in purchasing a commodity that could easily severely decrease in value? It seems as if none of your 40 seem to think that will happen. Your magazine remains in our customer waiting room and then it is passed on to a Pebble Beach car detailer, Nick Chapman. — Al Zim, Zim’s Autotechnik Executive editor Chester Allen responds: Al, thanks for you note, and it’s always good to hear from you. However, I’m afraid I’ll have to take exception to a couple of your points. First off, if you thumb back through the article, you’ll find Luke Chennell and Pierre Hedary. Chennell teaches auto restoration at McPherson College, and we at SCM know he’s a talented technician, as he just about rebuilt SCM’s Bradley GT this summer. Hedary has dedicated his life to keeping old Mercedes-Benz cars on the road, and he’s a renowned technician who owns his own shop. Pierre is also a valued writer here at SCM. Second, you claim that each of the 40 only deals with rich individuals. No one on this planet only deals with rich individuals. It is safe to say that many in the collector car hobby are well off, but there are plenty of collectors who are not wealthy — except in their love for cars. Remember, a collection can be one car. Thor Thorson and an SCM Time Warp To the Editor: I wanted to share this inter- esting SCM time warp: Today I started reading my most recent SCM — the September 2017 issue. When I got to page 85 of Steve Ahlgrim’s report on the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso, a big gong went off in my head when I saw the insert with Thor Thorson’s memories of his Lusso. Just this morning, I had been reviewing a 2005 copy of SCM, and came across the original inset photo and much longer comments from Thor Thorson (complete with pic of him and his Lusso). Ironically, that issue from 2005 is Volume 17, Number 9. Here we are in 2017, with Volume 29, Number 9. Now those are some numeric machinations right there! Great stuff! I have been meaning to write you to tell you how much I enjoy Sports Car Market


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2018 SCM Anniversary Tour .....................................172 Aerovault ....................................................................169 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ....................................... 77 Alan Taylor Company, Inc .........................................109 America’s Auction Network .......................................194 Artcurial ........................................................................ 43 Aston Martin of New England ..................................... 55 Auto Kennel ................................................................179 Autodromo ..................................................................131 Automotive Restorations Inc......................................165 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................171 Barrett-Jackson .................................................35, 37, 77 Bennett Law Office ....................................................194 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................173 Boca Raton Concours ................................................... 42 Bonhams / UK ........................................................4–5, 7 Branson Collector Car Auction .................................... 51 Can-Am Cars Ltd .......................................................148 Canepa ........................................................................185 Carlisle Events ............................................................141 Carriage House Motor Cars .......................................169 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 45 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 47 Carter Artworks ..........................................................195 Centerline Alfa Parts..................................................... 84 Central Classic Cars ...................................................176 Chequered Flag International .....................................173 Chubb INA Holdings Inc ............................................. 49 Churchill Classic Cars ...............................................175 Classic Showcase........................................................108 CMC Classical Model Cars ........................................189 Coker Tire ...................................................................159 Collector Studio ..........................................................179 Concorso Italiano........................................................192 Copley Motorcars ................................................... 10–11 D. L. George Coachworks ..........................................133 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 48 Driversource Houston LLC ....................................14–15 European Collectibles................................................... 63 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ......................................... 33 Exotic Classics ............................................................191 Fantasy Junction .....................................................26–27 Farland Classic Restoration ........................................125 Ferrari Financial Services ...........................................175 Ferrari of San Francisco ............................................... 75 Formula Selected Inc. .............................................24–25 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................195 G. Potter King, Inc......................................................143 Garage Graphics ........................................................... 87 Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas .....................................138 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 31 Gooding & Company .................................................2–3 Greensboro Auto Auction ............................................. 67 Grundy Insurance .......................................................107 GT Motor Cars LLC ...................................................189 Gullwing Group ..........................................................209 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................181 H & H Sales Limited .................................................... 73 Hamann Classic Cars ................................................... 89 Handal Plastic Surgery ................................................. 19 Heritage Classics ........................................................ 119 High Mountain Classics .............................................209 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ...........................................187 HV3DWorks llc ..........................................................152 Hyman, LTD ...............................................................161 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 57 Italian Design And Racing ........................................... 84 JC Taylor .....................................................................163 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................199 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................................... 34 Kidston ........................................................................8–9 Kurt Tanner Motorcars ...............................................190 LBI Limited ................................................................181 Leake Auction Company ............................................147 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................193 LmaRR Disk, Ltd. ......................................................171 Lory Lockwood ..........................................................145 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC ......................................129 Macy’s Garage Ltd. ....................................................188 Mattioli Automotive Group .......................................... 29 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 59 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 39 Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH ...............................136 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................195 Metron Garage ............................................................183 Milestone Motorcars LLC ..........................................185 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ......................................190 Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA.....................................167 Morris & Welford, LLC ................................................. 6 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. ..........................155 Motorcar Classics .......................................................153 Motorcar Gallery ........................................................193 Northwest European ...................................................178 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions .............................121 Park Place LTD ...........................................................137 Passport Transport ......................................................149 Paul Russell And Company .......................................... 81 Plycar Automotive Logistics ......................................139 Porsche Classic Parts - Porsche NA ............................. 79 Prince Vintage, LTD. ..................................................127 Private Garage. L.C. ...............................................22–23 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................212 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...........................................123 Reliable Carriers ......................................................... 113 RM Sotheby’s .........................................................61, 63 Robert Glover LTD....................................................... 65 Ronald McDonald House ...........................................180 Russo and Steele LLC ............................................12–13 Scott Grundfor Company ...........................................156 Scuderia Rampante Inc. ................................................ 85 Sports Car Market in Airports ....................................201 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................126 Swissvax International ...............................................157 Symbolic International ................................................. 21 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................................. 77 The Creative Workshop ................................................ 53 The Cultivated Collector ............................................ 211 The Stable, Ltd. ..........................................................151 The Werk Shop ...........................................................200 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................182 Turtle Garage ................................................................ 41 Vintage Car Law .........................................................128 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................135 Vintage Rallies ............................................................177 Vintage Underground LLC.........................................183 Watchworks ................................................................198 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................177 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................187 White Post Restorations .............................................209 Worldwide Group ......................................................... 17 You Write We Read Ad Index 40 The hood need not be open more than five minutes. The only other time the hood needs to be opened is when a curious onlooker asks to see the engine bay. Thor Thorson’s writing and his knowledge of the history of race cars, etc. I look forward to his article every issue. This was obviously the right time to bring it up. — Nicholas Georgieff, via email Keith Martin responds: Nic, thanks for sending this! We agree that Thor is just terrific! Thumbs-Up on Hoods Down To the Editor: I agree with Keith Martin’s view that hoods up at a concours can be an unattractive and unappealing distraction (August 2017, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). We are talking about hoods in the American sense. In my opinion, there are only two times when a hood should be raised — except for an emergency. Serious judging for original- ity and authenticity requires an inspection of the engine bay. Use of the standard International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG) judging process allows 15 to 20 minutes to judge a car in a full class of eight cars. The hood need not be open more than five minutes. The only other time the hood needs to be opened is when a curious onlooker asks to see the engine bay. In such case, the hood should be closed once the engine has been observed. Hoods up or down is worth Errata A story about the 2017 Elegance at Hershey in the October issue of SCM featured an incorrect photo for the Governor’s Cup Best in Show winner. The correct photo of Bob, Sandy and Gary Bahre’s 1934 Packard Twelve Speedster by LeBaron is at right. discussing at our next monthly ICJAG video conference call. ICJAG is currently serving over 30 concours in 10 countries with more to come. All of the shows are independent and not bound by our recommendations. However, with 15 experienced chief judges from six countries on the ICJAG (icy-jag) central committee, our suggestions do have credibility. 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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Going Deep in Style with Bell & Ross Bell & Ross is no newcomer to the marketplace of highly water- resistant watches, but they recently revitalized this genre with the introduction of their new BR 03-92 Diver. The evolution of Bell & Ross diver watches is mostly a story of case shape and aesthetic nu Early models tended to be round watch heavy lugs, sometimes equipped with sto functions. Later generations became more t neau (barrel) shaped, with the last genera — known as BR-02 — being quite thick a robust, with the rotating bezel mounted und the crystal, where it was protected from abu — but also proved awkward to operate. The new Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver do a remarkable job of integrating the expecte features and nuances of a professional di watch with the highly successful design idea that served to propel Bell & Ross as a maj player in the sport-watch industry. For example, the square case seems to b yanked directly out of an aircraft instrum panel. The dial employs Bell & Ross’ minim aesthetic. It features a matte black surface, di with large and reassuring Super-LumiNov hour markers. A brightly polished steel bez tects the watch, and a small — but legible — c window is situated between the 4:00 and 5:00 hour markers. Providing the dial a subtle elevation shift, and therefore depth, Details Production date: Introduced in 2017 Best place to wear one: Commanding your bathtub fleet whilst timing and staging at-home naumachia is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: www.bellross.com is an angled chapter ring at the outermost edge, which has indices at the minute and larger marks at each hour. Surrounding the dial is a tra- ditionally designed unidirectional bezel that is marked with indications for measuring elapsed time, which divers find useful for mea- Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Flooring Worthy of Your Car Plain concrete garage floors get the job done, but they’re hard to clean, and they’re just not very attractive under your heavily polished Ferrari or Porsche. Swisstrax has the answer in its new Vinyltrax system, which the company claims are the toughest vinyl flooring tiles available. Offered in a number of wood grain and textured colors and patterns, these tiles are chemical-resistant and easy to clean, UV-stabilized for fade resistance, and 25% thicker than the competition, with the ability to withstand 25,000 pounds of rollover weight. Get a quote for your garage at swisstrax.com. suring time spent underwater. A trio of hands denotes hours, minutes and seconds. The second hand has a luminous dot, and the hour hand is lined in orange. case of the new diver model is crafted of five al elements: The center case body is sandd between the case back and top, fastened by crews that thread through to the front, and e hollowed screws positioned at the corners t act as nuts. The crown guards (blocks on either side of e crown to protect it from a blow that could hear it off) are also individually affixed with steel screws, with indications engraved to remind the wearer to “lock down” the crown to ensure water resistance, which is stated at 300 meters. The case back is engraved in the style of “Mil-Spec” watches, displaying model num- rs, serial numbers and other relevant data. The new B&R Diver is equipped with a ural rubber strap that attaches through the ch lugs with strong steel tubes secured by sing hex-headed screws. The watch also has native nylon-and-Velcro strap. Diver watch is packaged in a Pelican water- t and floating case that further assures the consumer of the professional nature of the product within. The Diver’s ISO rating also inspires confi- dence. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) requires a dive watch to maintain, at a minimum 100 meters water resistance, antimagnetic properties, shock resistance, visibility in zero light at 25 cm (9.8 inches) or greater, variance in hour/minute hands, and a time pre-selection feature. All of these features must pass real-world testing. The BR 03-92 Diver is a terrific addition to Bell & Ross’ product mix, as it continues the tradition of their highly successful squarecased watches, while adding features that are functional and robust. The price, at an MSRP of $3,700, keeps them competitive with many similar brands. Drop in on a Ferrari This cutting-edge line of car-themed boards from Grand Prix Surfboards takes cues from both the Pacific Ocean and the PCH, building boards that include physical parts of supercars, such as badges and center-lock wheel nuts incorporated inside the resin. Their signature Ferrari surfboard is built with an aggressive carbon-fiber weave and features an authentic Ferrari badge inlayed in the top surface. Measuring in at nine feet, six inches, it’s suited for either use or display. Priced at $4,995 at grandprixsurfboards.com. ♦ 44 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1955 Chrysler Ghia Falcon Here’s another car for the department of “Oh, what could have been.” The stunning Ghia Falcon, designed by Virgil Exner, was intended to be Chrysler’s answer to the Corvette and Thunderbird. Unlike most other concept cars, this one was designed with a firm eye on later production. Two prototypes were built, and this model faithfully replicates the lone survivor, now in Joe Bortz’s garage. This release is the last in the Bortz Auto Collection conceptcars series from Minichamps, and it is only available in 1:18 scale. As with all the models in this series, it is a curbside, numbered edition and comes mounted on a nice base with numbered plaque. Just as with the 1:1-scale car, this 1:18 model is stunning and very accurate, thanks to the critical eye of Joe Bortz. Nothing big was missed or messed up. The overall shape and stance are perfect, and as now expected, the fit and finish are top tier, with the beautiful super-fine metallic high-gloss paint. All the chrome plating is about as good as it gets on models. The wire wheels with detailed center caps have tires with correct tread and sidewall detailing. However, the tires could use just a little more rounding of the sidewalls. The lights are just perfect, and Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Porsche 911: Perfection by Design by Randy Leffingwell, 352 pages, Motorbooks, $3.56 (Amazon) You don’t often see the words “911” and “bargain” in the same sentence. Oh, maybe you’ll find the odd Craigslist ad by someone attempting to troll for the uninformed looking for a cheap taste of German engineering. The car is probably a fright pig — not a real bargain. But if you read the price above for Randy Leffingwell’s 2005 opus on the history of the 911, you probably thought it was a typo (which occasionally happens here at SCM, despite being the home to some of the hardest-working copy editors in the business). But that’s no typo. And that means for anyone who cares about Porsches, you should let your fingers run to Amazon to get a copy. Leffingwell doesn’t need introduc- tion, and his series of books on Porsches is well regarded (and probably bigger sellers than his books on tractors, which is hard to imagine). In Porsche 911: Perfection by Design, Leffingwell has created a well- researched history of the model, starting with the late 1950s, when the popular 356 series was nearing the end of its lifespan. Customers were demanding more power and more seats, and Porsche’s competitors were producing serious competition to the popular sports car, with exciting new cars from Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz coming to the show circuit. 46 The 901 was the answer (briefly, until Peugeot com- plained about the “0” and Porsche changed it to the 911). The new car was the darling of the 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, with hyperbolic praise coming from auto journalists worldwide. As Leffingwell makes clear, this was a real victory for the designers and engineers at Porsche. The painstaking work in both areas set the table for sales success, a pattern that has continued with variations of the 911 for more than 50 years. Perfection by Design isn’t the most au- thoritative history of the car, but it may be the most readable. And it’s a bargain for your bookshelf. Provenance: A well-researched book with lots of interviews with the designers and engineers behind the cars. Fit and finish: This is a handsome, high-quality publica- tion. The design is clean, with subtle color touches, elegant typography and beautiful color images throughout. Drivability: Porsche 911: Perfection by Design is simply one of those books that should be on your shelf. Full of telling anecdotes and well-researched history, it is also written in an effortless, easy-to-digest style. The fact you can pick up a copy for less than the postage makes it a no-brainer purchase if you are a fan of the 911. ♦ Sports Car Market the taillights look great. Move into the red-and-silver interior, and it’s all there. I would have liked a slightly better steering wheel and better levers under the dash. The only other little thing would have been to paint the wiper blades flat black. Those bits aside, it’s hard to fault. You don’t get much better unless you have a model custombuilt. Well worth the reasonable price of around $299. ♦ Model Details Production date: 2017 Quantity: 1,002 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.minichamps.de ( is best)


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Affordable Classic Low-Level Deals at Monterey Car Week Sifting the Auctions for Hidden Gems Good deals happen at Monterey — you just have to be there and paying attention by B. Mitchell Carlson A little patience and diligence can turn up good deals in Monterey, and Russo and Steele’s auction is always a good spot for bargain-hunters T 50 he old saying of “Can’t see the forest for the trees” also applies to good deals at the Monterey Car Week auctions. Despite auction houses working to get high-end cars for record-setting sales prices, there are inevitably a few consign- ments that don’t fare as well as hoped. Throw in car consignments that are staged to fill in less-desirable time slots — or to lead or follow heavily hyped vehicles — and a screaming deal will appear once in a while. As I’m SCM’s resident cheap-car aficionado (or is that resident tightwad?), I’ve come up with five well-bought cars that could be considered “deals” at any of the venues. Now, a cheap car is not always a good deal, so I considered cars at all price points. However, because it’s the lowest-hanging fruit, I’ll start with THE cheapest car to sell at any of the auctions — and it’s the absolute best buy of the week for the money. 1984 BMW 528e 4-Door Sedan Mecum Auctions Lot T16, s/n WBADK7301E9200465 Sold at $1,100 One of two E28 sedans offered by the consignor, this one has a 5-speed manual transmission (the other one was an ’85 535i with an automatic). I watched both of these driven in and staged the day be- 1984 BMW 528e sedan — this year’s biggest bargain at $1,100 Sports Car Market fore crossing the block. They ran out well and weren’t scary beaters or botched attempts at wannabe tuner cars. While the 2.8-liter Eta engine got a lot of flak back in the day from the BMW cognoscenti (mostly due to being tuned for efficiency rather than performance), they were decent engines. One bad mark is they have a timing belt instead of a chain. Chad Taylor Courtesy of Mecum Auctions


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Affordable Classic Low-Level Deals at Monterey Car Week Future collectible? 2002 Ford Thunderbird convertible, sold for $6,600 at Mecum Yet if the car has been properly maintained (the belt gets replaced every 60k miles), it’ll serve you well. This is a significantly better car than what $1,100 will get you for a late-model commuter bomb. You can just run it until it breaks if you choose. That’s not a bad choice, as collector interest is nil — even among my fellow BMW loonies. Still, this was decent enough that if a prudent person who is a good detailer grabbed it and tucks it away, it could do a lot better in a few years. Twenty years ago, nobody thought bare-bones E30s were going to be worth more than $1,100. Now, good ones are a hot commodity because they are thought of as the last “analog” BMW. And this 528e hails from the same era. The worst-case scenario is it snaps the timing belt and eats the interfer- ence engine. You still can’t beat the price for it just as a 5-speed conversion donor for an E3 sedan, or E9 and E-24 coupes. A very good buy indeed. 2002 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Convertible Mecum Auctions Lot T6, s/n 1FAHP60A62Y123094 Sold at $6,600 It seems just like it was yesterday when Ford dealers were getting $6k over sticker for these. Lately, I see them at venues like this selling not too far from either side of $10k — depending on mileage. Never mind that the original 2-seat T-bird also plummeted in resale value in the late 1950s after the 4-seat 1958 Squarebirds hit the market. Prudent folks picked them up on the cheap in the 1960s, and they looked like geniuses in the 1970s when those ’Birds came back into vogue as collector cars. In good original colors and with the optional hard top, this is either a fully depreciated driver or future collectible or both — if there’s an open corner in the back of the shop for a few years. 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante Convertible Russo & Steele Lot F421, s/n SCFAB4230YK400302 Sold at $21,500 I saw this car in the staging lane and checked it out, but I didn’t peruse it beyond that, as I figured it was going to sell beyond my pay scale. Very few other folks were watching either, and it sold for an extremely reasonable $22k. Most didn’t like the 80,543 miles, and purists tend to pooh-pooh the Ford bones in it. However, build quality was significantly improved under Blue Oval ownership, and those same bones mean there’s actually a level of aftermarket parts support for normal wear items. And best of all, has a 6-speed manual — for those of us who prefer three pedals over two paddles. If you’d just like a droptop to take out to dinner or be the only Aston-Martin at the golf-course parking lot in Alliance, Nebraska, you could do a lot worse. 52 1978 Land Rover Series III 88 Lightweight Ex-Military 4x4 Utility Truck Worldwide Auctioneers Lot 72, s/n 95400195A Sold at $28,600 Somehow, I knew this was going to happen. Not four days before seeing this Landie, I was at the Central Wisconsin Military Vehicle Show, and picked up a reference book, The Half-Ton Military Land Rover by Mark J. Cook, thinking that they turn up at MVPA conventions and I’m bound to trip over one of these at an auction and will have to write about it. Now I get to put it to work. If you think a traditional Land Rover looks a bit bloated, you are in good company. Land Rover developed these trimmed-down, lightweight “airportable” trucks for government contracts only. Made for Her Majesty from 1968 through 1984, they were also sold to several other governments — most notably the Netherlands. That is where I suspect our gas-fueled, left-drive featured unit originally mustered out into civilian life. Personally, I’d prefer to go the fully authentic mil-spec configura- tion with a soft top, but it was civilianized with a safari roof for the still-hot vintage SUV market. Even 1960s IH Scouts are now bringing this kind of money. So if someone like me were to have picked it up, they’d have a highly marketable roof to pay for the other mil-spec bits. The best part of this sale is that the truck made the short leap across the ocean and the huge leap through federal and state bureaucracy — and 2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante — $21,500 at Russo and Steele Sports Car Market Courtesy of Mecum Auctions Courtesy of Russo and Steele


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1978 Land Rover Series III 88 Lightweight — $28,600 at Worldwide Auctioneers now has tires on our turf with a transferable title. Placing this truck toward the end of the auction hurt this sale, as this was short money even if it were a regular Series III built in 1978 (remembering that no Landies were U.S. market from 1975 through 1992). There might not be a lot of money left on the table, but it’s better than a bill. 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR 2-Door Coupe Worldwide Auctioneers Lot 74, s/n BRN32015996 Sold at $23,100 One of the cars that started the current Japanese Domestic Model craze in the United States is the R32 generation Skyline — especially the top-end GTR. While there’s always the possibility that it could’ve been a fakey- doo, folks in the know on them (including SCM’s own Brian Baker) think that for what this sold for and how it was configured — even with non-stock bits added and changed around — it was a real GTR rather 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR — $23,100 at Worldwide Auctioneers than a dolled-up GTS. While the selling price is about what you’d expect to pay on the lower end for a no-issues GTR example still in Japan, this one is here with a U.S. title — and ready to drive home. No waiting to clear customs, no being surprised when it does arrive that it’s not quite as described, and no sick feeling when you find out your state won’t title it — or that Homeland Security impounded it. All that red-tape avoidance made this a good buy, especially if you’ve wanted to scratch this itch but weren’t entirely sure unless you saw one up close. This car has reached the 25-plus-year point for easier importation, but supply and demand is still balanced enough to keep prices in check. They’ve been going up steadily — but not at silly money rates anymore. Offered second to last (the final lot being a motorcycle), it was the last car offered for the evening. At no reserve. Someone who stayed until the end scored on this Skyline. ♦ November 2017 53 B. Mitchell Carlson B. Mitchell Carlson


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Collecting Thoughts Reflections From Pebble’s 18th Fairway The View From the Podium Two Best of Show Finalists share their thoughts on this year’s awards by William “Chip” Connor and Bruce McCaw William “Chip” Connor’s multiple-award-winning 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria William “Chip” Connor 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria • 2017 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show nominee • Gwen Graham Most Elegant Convertible Award • Elegance in Motion trophy A 54 rguably the best-driving pre-war classic I ever owned was a 1934 Packard 1104 Convertible Victoria — a Super Eight with less than 50,000 original miles. I figured that if eight cylinders were good, 12 must be better, so my quest for this car began. Through a private sale via RM Auctions, I acquired what I considered to be the holy grail of Packards: a 1932 906 Twin-Six Convertible Victoria — a rare, Dietrich Individual Custom, a bespoke version of one of Packard’s most alluring silhouettes. And there it all ended. For the next 15 years, the Dietrich Victoria remained in a dark warehouse as I, preoccupied with other cars, racing, family and business, didn’t address the “what am I going to do with it now” question — at least until the spring of 2014. It was then that I decided to undertake a total restoration. I took the car to RM Restorations of Blenheim, Ontario. Although I hadn’t used them previously, their reputation was stellar and I liked the people who worked there. RM was also the company that found the car for me in the first place. For months I agonized over color and trim. I eschewed anything that loomed as remotely flashy, preferring instead to try and capture the subtlety and elegance of the early 1930s. Whitewalls were out. As we knew the car’s original colors were likely two shades of green, the shades of gray/green that I selected were inspired by former Pebble Beach Concours co-Chair Glenn Mounger’s 1930 Packard 734 Speedster. (Thank you, Glenn, and current owner Scott Kriens.) The result was a paragon of understatement that grew more beautiful the more it was scrutinized. All the planning and work paid off. In addition to winning our class, we won the Gwen Graham Most Elegant Convertible Award and the Elegance in Motion trophy. Late that Sunday afternoon, we found ourselves poised at the base of the ramp on the 18th fairway as one of three Best of Show finalists, together with good friends John McCaw with his Ferrari 315 S and his brother Bruce in his spectacular Mercedes S Tourer, the latter taking a deserved overall win. It was a truly great day for me and for all who contributed to making this Packard very special. — William “Chip” Connor Bruce McCaw 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer • 2017 Pebble Beach Best of Show • Gran Turismo Trophy This car was originally built for Lord Howe by Barker of London. After Lord Howe’s ownership, it was bought by the secretary of the Mercedes club in the U.K. By the 1960s, it was in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, where it spent over 50 years, many of which Sports Car Market


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in the basement. That’s where we acquired it in 2012. The car was in pretty good shape at the time, but a number of changes had been made to it over the years. A few years ago it was shown in Pebble’s unrestored class. After that, the question became whether or not to restore it. Bill Harding and his brother Tim found some original photos of the boattail. Once we understood how stunning the car had originally been, with the boattail and polished metal, it became clear that the restoration needed to be done. Fortunately, the car had been well cared for over the years. Aside for the boattail having been removed (presumably to carry more spare tires or to add rear weight — or both) and a few paint jobs, the chassis, body and running gear were all pretty original. There were many samples of the original paint within the car, so it was fairly straightforward to match. From there, the goal was for the restoration to be as correct and authentic as possible. The restoration was done by Steve Babinski’s Automotive Restorations in New Jersey. The work took a year and a half to complete. Getting it ready for this year’s Pebble Beach Concours was aggressive, as the car was only finished about a week before the show. But Steve and his team did a fantastic job. Certainly it was a big thrill for the car to be selected as Best of Show, and I was not fully prepared for it. The buzz, really starting on the morning of the Pebble Beach Bruce McCaw’s Best of Show 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Tour, was high — people seemed to just go nuts over the car. That’s when we started to think that we had a real shot. And apparently we did. The car also received the Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car Award as well as the Gran Turismo Trophy, so it will be featured in the next release of the Playstation Gran Turismo video game in October. To be there beside my brother John as a runner-up was interesting. Our cars are so different — his being a fabulous Mille Miglia-winning Ferrari 315 S — that it never occurred to either one of us that we’d be competing with each other. I don’t think two brothers have ever both been finalists before. But of course, at Pebble, any classwinning car can potentially win. Chip Connor’s lovely Dietrich-bodied Packard was the other runner-up. Three very different automobiles, each fabulous in its own right. Both Chip and John were very gracious and pleased for me. I’m still sort of speechless about the whole thing. — Bruce McCaw ♦ November 2017 55


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Legal Files John Draneas Racing Blues The cars we have today are the survivors. We need to preserve them for future generations Now you’re off the hook, but your crew is liable. We don’t have to go much further with this example to conclude that if negligence rules applied, no one in their right mind would ever race. Absent some irregularity in the documentation, it’s highly unlikely that you will get a release invalidated. However, the release does have its limits. Say your competitor gets angry because you passed him, and gets back at you by intentionally punting you into the wall. Intentional attacks of that sort are not usually covered by a release, and you may have a good legal claim. But, of course, your view of an intentional attack is likely to be characterized by your competitor as an unfortunate failure to see you, so proof problems can be substantial. Assumption of risk Invalidating the release may not be enough. You Well, that’s going to cost a few bucks I ’m a racer, but I’m not a historic — or vintage — racer. My observations are definitely unscientific, but it does appear to me that historic racing has grown more crash-prone than before. It seems that historic racers have grown more competitive, take more risks, and suffer greater damage to their and others’ cars than before. We all know that European historic racers have always raced hard — with less regard for bringing straight sheet metal home. They have seemed more willing to accept body damage as the price they have to pay to race in these venues. American racers, however, have always seemed more, shall we say, respectful of the cars. That may be changing. If you are “old school” about this, and you do your best to keep your historic race car undamaged, but some modernist competitor causes you to incur unnecessary damage to your historic race car, what can be done about it? In two words, not much. Waivers When you entered the race, you signed a very broad form of release that absolved the event organizers and your competitors of legal liability for whatever might happen on the track. There are many court cases where such releases have been chal- lenged, but there are very few instances where the challenges have been successful. Racing is an inherently dangerous activity, and releases are logical agreements for participants to make. Consider the results if general principles of negligence applied to racing. You get overly optimistic about your car’s ability to make a turn, spin out from the resulting oversteer — and take out your closest competitor. A more reasonable driver would have gone a little bit slower into that turn, so you’re negligent and on the hook for the damage. Perhaps you can defend on the basis that your spin was caused by low tire pressures that resulted from your crew’s failure to set pressures properly. 56 also have the legal principle of “assumption of risk.” In plain English, that is the legal system’s version of, “If you’re crazy enough to go do this sort of thing, don’t blame someone else when it goes wrong.” Assumption of risk is a common law principle that varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. But, everywhere, there is enough there to make recovery unlikely. Insurance Part of the auto-racing creed is that no matter who is at fault, each driver bears the cost of fixing his own car. If you’re going to be on the hook for it, can you use your auto insurance policy to repair the damage? The “no” answer seemed rather obvious, but it was worth the effort to check with an authoritative source: McKeel Hagerty of The Hagerty Group. “Yup, it’s excluded,” was Hagerty’s quick and matter-of-fact reply. Collector car policies are no different than mainstream auto insurance policies. No coverage is afforded for anything that happens in a racing environment. In fact, they now typically exclude coverage for anything that happens on a racetrack or its “hot” areas. There are, however, some insurance companies that do insure race teams. Unfortunately, their premiums are usually very substantial, their deductibles are usually very high, and their coverage can have severe limitations. That said, you can check around and see if anything is available that works for you. Should you? The simple insurance coverage question surprisingly brought out the car guy in Hagerty. “Really great cars get cracked up on a regular basis,” Hagerty said. “The current generation of owners seems to have a ‘use imperative’ — the cars have to be raced, no matter the cost. Sure, they can be repaired over and over again, but how long can we keep doing that? At some point, don’t you have a Ship of Theseus problem?” If that story isn’t familiar to you, here’s an excerpt from an old “Legal Files” column (March 2012, p. 32): Several thousand years ago, Theseus developed hero status as a Greek warrior. The Athenians decided to honor him by preserving Sports Car Market Chad Vesper, www.chadvesperphoto.com


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his ship for all time. Unfortunately, the elements were not kind. As the ship’s planks decayed, the Athenians carefully and sensitively replaced them one by one, with perfectly crafted replacements. Eventually, none of the original planks remained. Plutarch then asked the philosophical question, “Was this still the ship of Theseus?” Hagerty laments the loss of originality that inevitably follows the repetitious damage vintage race cars suffer. Every time a repair is made, the car becomes that much less “original.” Hagerty spoke fondly of Steve Earle’s decisions when he first founded the Monterey Historic Races, instituting a rigid 13/13 rule. Under that rule, if you make contact with another car or some stationary object, no matter how or why, you are subjected to a 13-month probation. A second incident during that probation will result in a 13-month suspension, thereby forcing you to miss next year’s race. Earle was unyielding in the rule’s application, even enforcing it against Sir Stirling Moss. Hagerty recalled looking into offering some sort of insurance cover- age to racers at the time. The coverage would have been very limited, paying only a fraction of the loss after a sizable deductible, but “enough to take some of the sting out of it.” Earle dissuaded him, however, by explaining that he didn’t like the idea of some drivers being insured and others not. He preferred having everyone on the same footing, believing that would increase the odds of keeping everyone in check. Any tax angles? So if there’s no other way to cushion the loss, can we find some sort of tax benefit to help? That is a challenge. If you are able to find a way to make your racing a business for tax purposes (see “Legal Files,” November 2016, p. 48), then the crash repairs should be deductible as repair expenses. Of course, they can be quite substantial in amount, which can increase your odds of audit. But without a racing business, there is probably no tax benefit. The repairs simply restore the car to its former condition, so they can’t be added to your basis (investment in the car) and reduce your ultimate gain when you sell it. The paradox If historic-race crashes are going to be contained, it’s probably the event organizers who will have to do it. They have more control than anyone else with their ability to dictate penalty policies, black flagging, regulations and so on. But there are strong forces that work against that. Many of the drivers oppose such restraints, as they detract from the racing element. Too harsh a set of rules, and the races become glorified track days. Sure, you can pass anywhere, but you can never go 10/10ths. Similarly, spectators want to see “real racing,” not glorified track days. If everyone is just running laps, why pay money to watch? The paradox takes us straight to the core of the question — just what is historic racing? The cars were all the fastest of their time, expendable weapons to be used in combat by the likes of Fangio, Hill, McLaren and countless others. These cars were meant to be raced, but that is why so few of them have survived. These were often very difficult (and dangerous) cars to drive at their limits. Most crashed, burned and were discarded. The cars we have today are the survivors. We need to preserve them as historic artifacts for future generations. Should they really be put at risk a second time? If being the best racer we can be is the object, it’s probably better to buy a Spec Racer Ford or Spec Miata and race in the most competitive and exhilarating classes around. If it has to be a faster car, try a Porsche GT3 Cup car. Either way, you can be all you can be, and your historic cars stay safe. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. November 2017 57


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Around the Automotive World in 31 Days An adventurous 4,000 miles of Palm Springs-Monterey-Portland-MontereyNewport-Palm Springs is an August well spent — and traveled Donald Osborne & Jay Leno” seminar at Spanish Bay. In addition, I was selling my 1952 Alfa Romeo AR51 “Matta” at the Gooding sale on Friday night, was scheduled for some promotional interviews and had friends and clients showing on the lawn at Pebble on Sunday — where I would also be shooting some video discussing the design themes in the class of “Ferrari Speciale” at the concours for a new project. Of course, there were also auction pre- views and selling sessions to attend with clients as well as various gatherings, parties, meetings and chats both casual and scheduled with colleagues and friends. While the change in the calendar that saw the Gooding sale move to Friday and Saturday left Sunday night strangely open, I found myself still dragging a bit that night at dinner. To the Blackhawk and beyond No rest was in sight, however. First thing on Monday morning we were back in the Giulia headed to the Blackhawk Museum for their traditional open house after Courtesy of Revs Institute Sure, the gig can be a bit exhausting, but how can one complain? for old cars. It can, however, be exhausting. Modern travel is a marvel, but I’d much rather be B where I’m going than journey there. Certain times of the year are more intense than others. I spend all of May and October living and working in Italy, with at least four or so more weeks there sprinkled a few days at a time throughout the rest of the year. The month of August finds me based in Carmel, CA, thanks to the Monterey Car Week activities. Although I am centered there, I still manage to travel during that time. In fact, I set a bit of a record even for me — almost 4,000 miles traversed in those five weeks in August 2017. Driving up to Carmel from Palm Springs on August 1, we unpacked the Alfa Giulia at our rental house. I then left two days later to fly from Monterey to Portland, OR, for the start of the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally. After two days of amazing roads in a fabulous car with terrific folks and one keynote dinner presentation later, I returned to Monterey. Monterey Car Week Back from Oregon, I dove into my work on the Peninsula, preparing for co-emcee duties at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue, moderating the SCM Insider’s Seminar at the Gooding & Company preview with panelists Pierre Hedary, Paul Hageman, Carl Bomstead and Miles Collier, and my Pebble Beach Forum “Assess & Caress with 58 y any standard, my life is tumultuous. I’m on the road constantly, doing appraisal inspections, consulting, visiting collections, doing events and making appearances. I love what I do — I am truly beyond fortunate to be paid to live my life Monterey Week. I was on hand to greet visitors to the Blackhawk’s “Transatlantic Style” exhibition, give a few tours and sell and sign more than a few copies of my book Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Style. The month ended with a drive back to Palm Springs, an overnight at home and back onto a plane the next morning for a flight east to Newport, RI, for a fundraising gala for the Audrain Automobile Museum at one of the grand Newport Gilded Age “Cottages,” where I was reunited with Jay Leno and Ken Gross. A mere 48 hours later, I flew back to California for a welcome few weeks of work back in the office and a reunion with my books, cars and home before I’m off to Italy for work in the beginning of October. Breathless — but not complaining The point of this dizzying review is not to impress or depress you. It’s to remind myself that in the space of a month, I had experienced more automotive adventure than I could ever have imagined when I visited my first classic car show in New Hope, PA, back in 1975. To conceive of an existence such as the one I have now would have been barely credible. In the months to come, I will revisit in greater detail some of the activities I’ve touched on above. It was a truly magical and unforgettable August — and one for which I am genuinely grateful. It was a reminder that if I allow it, life can deliver surprise and delight in abundance — and that I should never complain about having “too much” to do. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman Collector Confidence In an interest-fueled market, quality sells, and sub-par cars can no longer ride the coattails of a world-record result At the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance — arguably the best day of the year, and a reminder of the value of simply enjoying this hobby techies were coming to buy cars. That was wishful thinking in a rallying market, I guess. This year, the mood was undoubtedly a bit different — maybe a bit O less optimistic. 2017 has been a refresher for those of us who forgot what a buyer’s market looks like. Many of us likely rolled into Monterey with our fingers crossed. Inconsistency marked the early days of sales this August, but the improving results started to boost confidence. By the final day of auctions, things seemed to be looking pretty good. In my mind, the market performed to near perfection. Markedly worse — or better — performance would have been unhealthy. Instead, what we got was complete affirmation of what this new market is. Not buying just to buy The urgency to buy things on the way up has subsided, and in its stead, we have more rational decision-making taking place. It’s healthy when people aren’t buying just to buy — but buying because that car is the example they want. The market is dictated by interest, not investment. So while I hate to oversimplify, the major takeaway (and frankly, it’s just the golden rule) is quality sells, and sells well. It’s time to be realistic about the vast difference in quality among particular examples, and results are finally beginning to show that. Sub-par cars can no longer ride the coattails of a world-record result. The strength of the Pebble Beach auction weekend shouldn’t be measured with sell-through rates or sale totals. I have to admit I don’t even know them as I write this column. To me, a mix of behaviors justified the health of the market. For the most part, lesser-quality cars struggled to sell, good cars sold at 60 n my way to this year’s Monterey Car Week, I was reminded of the buzz ahead of the 2012 auctions. At that time, the collector car market had seen consistent growth, Facebook had just gone public, and rumor had it that newly rich, young reasonable prices and great cars continued to raise the benchmark. This serves to highlight that quality of example is the underlying factor of saleability. Time to look at merits and buy the best I think we’ve found ourselves in a rhythm these past several years, and it’s time for a change. When it’s hard to make a mistake buying just about anything, frankly, we sort of forget how to really look at the merits of an individual car. Today, there is opportunity in the market that hasn’t existed in sev- eral years, and a prepared buyer can take full advantage. If a particular model of car has been “underperforming,” now is probably a good time to go buy the best possible example you can find. When market growth is tempered, the premium paid for quality may well be at its lowest. The Monterey auctions showed us that buyers are ready and waiting for the right cars — and in some cases they’re not afraid of paying a world record. What struck me is that, more so than ever, people came to town with the intent to buy (or attempt to buy) a particular car. But for some cars, there simply wasn’t a buyer on the Peninsula. And while it would be interesting to know the auction companies’ opinions on this one, I would think that impulse or reactionary participation (bidding) was down. But if the results from Pebble can tell us one thing, it’s that you’re not going to buy an exceptional car by arguing that the market has softened. The hobby is the true value Pebble Beach isn’t a shareholders meeting. So while we’re always interested to see what “the market” does, there is nothing like a little hiccup to test one’s true intentions. Monterey Car Week, in my mind, is the epicenter of the collector car community, and for one week out of the year we put up with all that traffic and pay too much for a hotel room that we barely see because we love it. It’s our hobby that we value; the cars just follow suit. ♦ Sports Car Market


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MONTEREY RECAP FIRST-TIMER PERSPECTIVE Too Many Great Events, Too Little Time Monterey Car Week is so packed that it is impossible to see and do everything in one trip by Leo Van Hoorick tacular grids. But nevertheless, the Motorsports Reunion is more than worthwhile. So much so that we spent the whole afternoon there, strolling through the paddocks, talking to the drivers and mechanics and looking at the machines. We planned to go to Concorso Stefan Lamm, Vice President of Advanced Design North America, explains the highlights of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 M onterey Car Week is high on the bucket list of European car lovers — in the league of Goodwood or Villa d’Este. I’m happy to say I can now check Monterey on my list — but I plan to return. There is no way to see or do it all in a week! The week is fully packed, so where to begin was a concern even before I left Europe. SCM’s Monterey Insiders’ Guide proved a reliable help. I took the advice of Publisher Martin as my credo for the week: “Pick out the events… then cut your list in half.” We started the week with a trip to Big Sur, where we met up with the participants of the Quail Rally. The Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours was the next stop. A lot of things to see — including the famed Bradley GT and a meeting with Publisher Martin. This was the perfect appetizer for things to come. Fantastic cars — even on the roads The Little Car Show in Pacific Grove was a bit of a disappointment on Wednesday, but we moved on to the Worldwide Auctioneers preview, where we received a very warm welcome. It later proved to be the only preview we had time for, and we didn’t attend any of the auctions, either. Maybe next time we’ll put the auctions on top of our program. The next day we returned to Carmel to meet up with the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance. As the week progresses, the number of exceptional cars on the Peninsula’s roads rises dramatically, so driving to events is a treat. Absorbed in The Quail and Maybach’s premiere We looked forward to The Quail on Friday, and it met all our expectations. Great show, nice cars, good food, nice people. The Quail took all our time and we didn’t get to see the nearby Bonhams auction. Back in Monterey, there was another treat, just outside the hotel: the third Exotics on Cannery Row, an impressive display of exotics, supercars and ultracars, some of which I had never seen before. On Saturday we were extremely lucky, being invited to Maybach’s exclusive party. Ulrich Maybach, grandson of the great Wilhelm, was our host for the morning brunch, and we witnessed the world premiere of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a car that really evokes the spirit of the extraordinary bodies as realized in the 1930s by Figoni et Falaschi, Saoutchik and the like. On Sunday, it was one of the stars of the concept-car display at Pebble Beach. Next stop: Laguna Seca and the Corkscrew! I found the track even more amazing than imagined. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion reminded me very much of the Goodwood Revival, minus the dressed-up spectators — and with slightly less spec- 64 Jan De Reu’s Fiat 8V Supersonic at Pebble Beach Sports Car Market Italiano later in the afternoon, but we had such a great time at Laguna that we never got there. The evening brought another surprise in our street: an unannounced cavalcade of dozens of lowriders, hot rods, resto-mods and other street monsters with thumping V8 power. It was a feast for eyes and ears. Pebble Beach with friends And then for the Grand Finale: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We set off early for “Dawn Patrol.” We hoped to see the cars arriving on the fairway with the rising sun chasing the fog in the background, but it was damp and chilly instead. As hoped for, we discovered cars that we only knew from photographs. It was nice to meet some fellow countrymen too, such as Fiat 8V specialist and multiple concours winner Jan De Reu, who presented an immaculate white Supersonic. Car photographer Dirk de Jager was also there, and he brought the light blue 1955 Moretti 1200S of SCMer and friend Renaat Declerck. As with all events we attended this week, things were running smoothly with well-organized parking, limited queuing and friendly faces everywhere. Although our trip was meticulously prepared, we didn’t see even half of all the things we wanted to. Publisher Martin’s advice was of great value. I would complete it by saying enjoy the events you visit to the fullest, and return another year — or multiple years — to take in more of Monterey Car Week’s amazing events. ♦ Leo Van Hoorick Chad Taylor


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MONTEREY RECAP 16TH ANNUAL SCM INSIDER’S SEMINAR Enter the Millennials — Maybe? The collector-car world is welcoming younger members with their own likes and interests by Robert Cumberford • Mercedes-Benz specialist Pierre Hedary, also an SCM writer, provided a voice for the new breed of collectors. • SCM’s newest columnist, Paul Hageman, a self-described “total nerd” about cars, also participated. • Each panelist had interesting things to say about young collectors. • Bomstead said, “We who like to work on cars can’t,” with reference to the cars of the past 20 years. • Discussion points included: • In a global market, big variations in value encourage mass migrations of older cars from one continent to another. • The Bring a Trailer website has become a key element for young enthusiasts. SCM’s expert panel of Paul Hageman (from left), Carl Bomstead, Donald Osborne, Miles Collier and Pierre Hedary discuss the growing influence of Millennials on the collector-car market F or the 16th annual SCM Insider’s Seminar at Pebble Beach, a lot changed this year. However, the venue and host remained the same. David Gooding continued to provide his giant auction tent as the site, and he generously encouraged at- tendees to explore the cars available at his Pebble Beach Auction. SCM founder Keith Martin, victim of a schedule conflict this year, was unable to attend, but the erudite Donald Osborne ably assumed his role as moderator. Donald encouraged attendees to pose questions when they arose as a natural part of the event. Enter the Millennials Beginning the event, David Gooding gave an excellent talk alluding to the estab- lished fact that cars marking most people’s high-school days were the catalyst for finally getting the cars later in life. That was why Baby Boomers collected muscle cars and why Generation X wants Japanese cars. This year’s title topic, “Enter the Millennials,” was highly appropriate, as longtime adherents are dropping off as they retire, lose interest or simply die. New ones are not coming on in the numbers once common. Younger people who represent the Millennials cohort (born between 1982 and 2004) are not much for joining groups with fixed meeting times, although they are quick to make up “flash mobs,” getting together instantly for demonstrations — or spontaneous parties. To discuss this, SCM bought together four panelists: • From the Revs Institute came Miles Collier, a passionate preservationist and SCM writer. • Carl Bomstead, the longest-serving SCM writer, was classics guru. 66 • Millennials are used to very comfortable, highly functional cars, so younger collectors can’t work up enthusiasm for cars that, to them, seem rough-handling, unreliable and unusable. • Cars & Coffee events were seen as a way to get new collectors involved in the hobby. What would you buy? One of the highlights of the Seminar is putting the panelists on the spot by giving them a bundle of Other People’s Money and allowing them to choose the car or cars that they’d take home if they could. This year, they were asked to identify a “screaming deal,” and then their personal choice. Miles Collier was characteristically blunt: “There are no screaming deals this year,” he said. Then he said he liked a Lancia 037 Stradale as a decent value, but he used the OPM to select the Aston Martin DBR1 to take away. Carl Bomstead thought a 1937 Packard V12 was a screaming deal, but for him the car to have with OPM was a Delahaye coupe. For Paul Hageman, the screaming deal was a Bentley 6.5 Litre, and the keeper a Ferrari 310 Superamerica. Pierre Hedary thought a 1980 Mercedes SLC500 was a deal, but he chose to spend his chunk of OPM on the two 300SLs offered from the family that owned both the gullwing coupe and the later Roadster from new. He thought the pair should never be broken up. As usual, the audience was asked to choose which participant had the best choices. This time, it was a runaway win for Miles “No Screaming Deals” Collier. ♦ Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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MONTEREY RECAP POSTCARDS FROM MONTEREY Dawn Patrol crowds line up to capture images of cars entering the show field for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Publisher Martin gets some tips on detailing SCM’s world-famous Bradley GT from Nick Griot of Griot’s Garage A future car guy ponders the possibilities at Legends of the Autobahn 68 Sports Car Market Garrett Long Brian Baker Garrett Long


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MONTEREY RECAP POSTCARDS FROM MONTEREY A potential future racer and pit-crew chief get a taste for the sport at the Little Car Show in Pacific Grove A crew offloads a Porsche Carrera GT in the transporter lot behind the Gooding & Company auction venue 70 Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro Dave Tomaro


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A crew battles the wind while handling a balloon mascot for the Peninsula Hotels at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Two generations of car guys examine the goods at RM Sotheby’s (left) and Legends of the Autobahn Bruce Milner (left) happily clutches the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show award he received for his 1964 ATS 2500 GTS (above) at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering November 2017 71 Dave Tomaro Dave Tomaro Garrett Long


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MONTEREY RECAP SCENE AND BE SEEN Car People on the Peninsula DETAILS COUNT: Emile Dell’Aquila prepares his 1973 and ‘75 Maserati Boras for judging at Concorso Italiano, unfolding tool rolls and displaying the spare wheel with original tire. GET TO KNOW YOUR JUDGE: Dick DeLuna chats with a concours judge after his 1948 Nardi-Danese Alfa Romeo roadster was examined at Pebble Beach. DeLuna was all business during the actual judging, while his team stood by watching their hard work start to pay off. After the evaluation concluded, DeLuna started to break out in smiles. When the judges moved on to the next participant, DeLuna gave his team a big thank-you and ended his pep talk with, “The hard part’s over. Now let’s have some fun.” SHINING MOMENT: Christopher DiGiorgio shows off the chrome on his rare 1960 Cisitalia cabriolet at Concorso Italiano for the first time. The OSCA-engined machine is very original, with only the wheels being refinished. 72 Sports Car Market Garrett Long Chad Taylor Chad Taylor


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MONTEREY RECAP GORDON MCCALL’S MOTORWORKS REVIVAL 2017 Monterey Car Week’s Glamorous Kickoff “The Jet Party” is the place to be on Wednesday night on the Peninsula by Keith Martin Props to the organizers for throwing one of the best parties of Monterey Car Week E ach day and night of Monterey Car Week has its “go-to” event — the gathering that defines that day. On Wednesday, it’s Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center — also known as “The Jet Party.” Held at the Monterey Jet Center, it combines the glam and glitz of Scottsdale and- Beverly Hills against a backdrop of hard-core machinery. Gearheads of all flavors find delight in amazing cars and aircraft, from classic DC-3 airplanes to new Paganis to vintage Porsches and Ferraris. This was the 26th Annual Motorworks Revival, and Details Plan ahead: The next Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center is scheduled for August 22, 2018. Cost: $395 per person. Order tickets as soon as possible, as this huge party sells out every year Where: Monterey Jet Center, Monterey, CA Web: www.mccallevents.com 74 we’ve watched founder and organizer Gordon McCall nurture and grow it over the years. In addition to the cars and planes, there is always a sumptuous array of well-presented gourmet foods and top-line wines and drinks available. The evening is a benefit for the CHP 11-99 Foundation, which provides emergency benefits to California Highway Patrol employees and their families. I always run into good friends there. This year, they included SCMers Malcolm Welford, Bruce Meyers and David Mohlman. For 26 years, the Jet Party has been a predictable combination of a very high-quality lifestyle event and a setting of exotic flying and driving machines. There is no better way to spend Wednesday of Monterey Car Week. ♦ Luscious as a strawberry — a Ferrari 275 GTB Sports Car Market They have wings and they can fly, albeit only on the ground Keith Martin Darren Frank Darren Frank


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MONTEREY RECAP LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN Himmel im Monterey Autobahn’s huge field of wonderful German cars, friendly people and casual vibe is a winner Story and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Also on display was the antithesis of manicured concours cars — the Old Fast Auto Race Teams & Sons 1986 Audi 4000 sedan (aka Clyde) 24 Hours of LeMons series race car. While it is a highly competitive car in the series of beloved beaters — and has had several class finishes — it has yet to have an overall win. Winning the overall Best of Audi in show judg- ing was Vahe Markarian’s 1985 Sport Quattro widebody conversion coupe. BMW M3 wins Despite fewer BMWs this year, there was no shortage of vintage Bavarian tin. Along with dozens of E9 coupes and 2002s of all variations, there were also a record four E3 sedans on the show field. The BMW CCA Preservation Class winner was a Muscularly stylish — Al Lyndon’s 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL AMG T he Legends of the Autobahn — just eight years old — is now a major part of Monterey Car Week. Situated on the fairways of the Nicklaus Club-Monterey — close enough to Laguna Seca to hear the roar of the racers — this year’s Autobahn on August 18 showed why it has grown every year since 2010. Simply put, this casual, fun, free show features great cars and great people in a great place. Legends is conducted in concert with the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Audi Club North America and the BMW Car Club of America. This year’s Legends of the Autobahn celebrated 50 Years of AMG. Cars with AMG modifications — along with AMG cars from Mercedes-Benz — were the stars of the day. A most fetching example was Al Lyndon’s 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL AMG. This W126 had the look of a bouncer in a tailored suit. Beneath the Anthracite Gray Metallic paint, it packed a performance wallop. The 5-liter V8 was bored out to 5.4 liters, the valve train was converted from hydraulic to solid lifters, and the car breathed through a dual-exhaust system with tube headers. This boosted the stock 237-hp engine to 310 horsepower. Another grouping of impressive Mercedes were six M100-powered sedans. Originally introduced in the 1965 600 sedans, the 6.3-liter M100 series V8 engine became even more famous as the investment banker’s hot rod in the 1967–72 300SEL 6.3. Gail Morris was there with her black 1970 300SEL 6.3 sedan. Morris said she is the second and fifth owner. She sold it once, regretted it, and, eventually her husband, Michael, bought it back for her. They now have four M100s, but this one is hers and she loves driving it. Cars among the judged Mercedes classes Details Plan ahead: The next Legends of the Autobahn is scheduled for August 24, 2018 Where: The Nicklaus Club-Monterey golf course Cost: This event is free for spectators, making it the best deal of Monterey Car Week Number of entries: Expect to see hundreds of BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz cars on the grass Web: www.legendsoftheautobahn.org 76 ranged from 1950s 300SL Roadsters to modern G-wagen SUVs. Judged overall the Best of Mercedes-Benz was Jeff Wong’s 1994 E60 AMG 4-door sedan. Perfect — and battered — Audis Audis also made a strong showing this year. While most judged cars were late-model examples, the most senior representative of Auto Union was Marion Pepper’s Mint Green 1960 NSU Prinz. Best of Audi: Vahe Markarian’s 1985 Sport Quattro wide-body conversion coupe Sports Car Market 1970 2800 sedan. Winning the overall Best of BMW was David Stillwell’s 2002 M3 coupe. A new class this year in BMW CCA judging was Tuner cars — a way for the club to reach out to enthusiasts who are part of this now-established trend. These collectors do high-quality work — and enjoy their BMWs — but they march to their own, different beat. SCM’s Bradley GT There was one particular car at Legends of the Autobahn that really stood out from the others. Perhaps it was because nobody wanted to park next to it. The SCM Bradley GT did in fact make it to Legends under its own power and was displayed in front of our booth. Hey, it does have a Volkswagen pan and powertrain under all that wavy fiberglass. And it did make the 24 Hours of LeMons Audi look a lot better. Continuing an Autobahn tradition, our own Publisher Keith Martin returned as emcee. As the only cost to spectators is a modest parking fee, Legends continues to be the best deal — and one of the most relaxing and fun shows — during the hectic Monterey Car Week. It truly is Himmel im Monterey for German car enthusiasts. ♦


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MONTEREY RECAP PORSCHE WERKS REUNION The Fourth Time is Charming Hundreds of Boxsters and other Porsches gather in a new spot for this growing event How many is a plethora of Porsches? 777 were registered, with “20 Years of the Boxster” being the theme of this year’s event Story and photos by Michael Leven O n August 18, 2017 — otherwise known to thousands of car junkies as Friday of Monterey Car Week — the Porsche Club of America welcomed throngs of the addicted to its Fourth Annual Porsche Werks Reunion. The big news was an improved venue, the event having moved from its original spot across the hill in the Carmel Valley to the Corral de Tierra Country Club near the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This new site is more open than the old, but it actually created a more intimate, integrated setting, as the different groups of cars could be closer together and not so scattered. Some attendees were not completely smitten with the new location, as ingress and egress became increasing difficult as the day wore on. But hey, the price was right; admission, as always, was FREE! Boxsters everywhere The theme of this year’s event was “20 Years of the Boxster.” Whaaaaatttt? Yes, the Boxster has been around for two decades now, and to put that in perspective, unless I’m forgetting something — that makes it the second-longest-running model in Porsche’s history. There were Boxsters aplenty from all model years and in every manner of presentation, ranging from factory fresh to nicely kept examples at the bottom of their depreciation curve. 78 Details Plan ahead: The next Porsche Werks Reunion Monterey is scheduled for August 24, 2017 Where: The Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, CA Cost: This event is free for spectators Number of entries: 777 in 2017 Web: www.werksreunion.com Living legend Hurley Haywood was in attendance, as was the one-millionth Porsche 911 built Sports Car Market Judging and winning There were countless more Porsches in the parking areas, but 777 cars from 24 states were officially registered for the event — and 150 of them took part in a judging broken into 13 classes. Each class winner, as well as the cars selected as the respective favorite by the nine event sponsors, was awarded with a lovely circular glass trophy. In the judged classes, the star of the show (for me) was Phil White’s one-off 1951 Sauter Roadster, a very successful, privately funded 356-based lightweight racer built with factory assistance that actually predated Porsche’s own America roadsters. In the sponsored group, I especially liked David Green’s 1953 356


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America coupe that is a true survivor, both in terms of its unrestored condition and that it made it through the 1994 Northridge/Los Angeles earthquake (6.7 magnitude, 1.8g lateral movement for 10 to 20 seconds) while the building around it collapsed. Pulling on my racing heartstrings was an actual Max Moritz 1977 934 wearing its correct Group 4 bodywork and bright orange Jägermeister livery; this 930-on-steroids lookalike belongs to James Edwards. Tires, cars and tales Title sponsor Michelin once again hosted a large visitor area where their products were shown, and as usual had assembled a small but impressive display of noteworthy Porsches. This year’s group featured Pikes Peak champion Jeff Zwart’s cars. Many readers will know photographer and filmmaker Zwart from the beautifully produced — and hair-raising — YouTube videos of his ascents up Zebulon Pike’s 14,114-foot namesake. Jeff shared many interesting stories, including when and why he finally yielded to the use of oxygen while driving during his effort to conquer the 12.42-mile, 156-turn course in less than 10 minutes. Fun fact: He did eclipse that mark, which puts him in a very exclusive club of about a dozen drivers. Other wildly successful Porsche factory drivers who spent time on the interview podium included longtime GT3 ace and Luftgekühlt cofounder Patrick Long, “Quick Vic” Elford, who very skillfully raced Porsches from early 911 rally cars to the fearsome 917, and last — but not least — three-time Le Mans and five-time Daytona 24 winner Impressive collection — Pikes Peak champion Jeff Zwart’s cars Hurley Haywood. The 1,000,000th 911 built held court right next to the podium in its historic Irish Green color and Houndstooth seats — the same livery in which 911 #1 left the factory. It was a very poetic juxtaposition, as so many stories, from the pres- ent to the time that very first 911 was born, were being shared 10 feet away. If the better-every-year trend continues, the Porsche Werks Reunion will grow and prosper — and no doubt we will see many rare and interesting cars (and characters) next year. For now, Auf wiedersehen und gute fahrt. ♦ November 2017 79


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MONTEREY RECAP THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING Relaxed Elegance at a Boutique Concours Modern supercars mix with rare classics, great food and casual ambience by Carl Bomstead Bruce Milner drives his 1964 ATS 2500 GTS to the podium to accept the Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show award T he Quail, A Motorsports Gathering — often called “The Quail” — has been a fixture of Monterey Car Week for 15 years. Entry, while pricey at $600 for the August 18 event, is also elusive, as tickets are sold out soon after being offered. Why does The Quail sell out so quickly every year? It is a wonderful boutique of a concours, featuring a delightful, relaxed garden- party atmosphere on the grounds of the Quail Lodge and Golf Club, with the Santa Lucia mountain range as a backdrop. The Quail is very much a lifestyle event, as vendors offer luxury yachts, aircraft, car-related attire and jewelry. Art and books can be perused as you wander among the 225 cars that are presented in 11 classes. In addition, most all the modern supercars are on display. The Spyker, Koenigsegg, Pagani Huayra Roadster and Karma attracted groups of admirers. The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls-Royce Black Badge were also temptations on display. Amazing cars and unique judging This was the second year that “The Best of the Best” was presented. A judging team of international motoring personalities selects one car as the finest car of the year from the winners of the world’s premier concours d’elegance. This year, the winner was the 1954 Maserati A6GS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina. It was the Best of Show at the 2016 Concorso d’Elegance Villa d’Este. It was one of four specially built and the only one with its original coachwork and chassis. There were several special classes that in- Details Plan ahead: The next The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is scheduled for August 24, 2018. Cost: $600 per person Event details: A ticket includes fine food and drinks from several pavilions, wine tasting, cocktails, live entertainment and collectibles Web: www.signatureevents.peninsula. com Tip: Want to go in 2018? Keep a close eye on the website and get your reservation in as soon as possible. This is the toughest ticket of Monterey Car Week. 80 cluded Custom Coachwork, Mid-Engine Marvels and Great Ferraris. Rick Dore entered two striking cars in the Custom Coachwork class: “Aftershock” and “Shangri-La.” They were completely original and were hand-formed customs with classic elegant lines and striking livery. The judging at The Quail is unique in that the entrants in each class select the winning car in their class. The assumption is that the owners are renowned car collectors and experts in their class. The system seems to work, although a few owners are reportedly a bit aggressive in seeking votes. The class winners are placed in the Circle of Champions, where the entrants vote on the Best of Show. Rick Dore displayed two hand-formed beauties in the Custom Coachwork class: “Aftershock” (left) and “Shangri-La” Sports Car Market This year, the prestigious Rolex Circle of Champions Best of Show Award went to Bruce Milner and his 1964 ATS 2500 GTS. Food, drink and good works The price of admission included food stations that offered fantastic cuisine from the cities where Peninsula Hotels — the parent company of the Quail Lodge — are located, including Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills and the Carmel Valley. The fare was exceptional and offered with appropri- ate adult beverages. The gelato and drink stations were welcome relief from the Carmel Valley sunshine. The Quail is not all glitz and glamour, as dona- tions are made to the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation and Rancho Cielo. Most worthy causes indeed. The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, continues to be a premier event during Monterey Car Week. Attendance is somewhat limited, and as such, the tickets are difficult to obtain — but the experience is certainly well worth the effort. The Quail presents rare and unusual vintage auto- mobiles, modern supercars, luxury lifestyle items and culinary delights in a relaxed and inviting setting — a most delightful day during Monterey Car Week. ♦ Dave Tomaro Dave Tomaro


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SCMers at The Quail Ron Adams 2017 Ferrari GTC/4 Lusso James Barron 1965 Shelby GT350 Stanley Bauer 1949 Bristol 402 Michael Baum 1968 Lancia Flavia Pininfarina coupe Fred & Ramona Bohlander 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 F. Scott Bosés & Celesta Pappas- Bosés 1939 Indian Dispatch Tow 1958 Williams Special Bud Bourassa 1959 Devin C Gary Briggs 1971 American Lafrance 900 Series Pumper William Brooks 1967 Jaguar 3.8 S-type Karra Canum 1952 Cunningham C-3 coupe David Cohen 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Paul Colony 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II FHC Tancredi D’Amore 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Marc Davidian 1961 Porsche 356 B/Reutter cabriolet Joseph DeMeo 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Dr. Jasbir S. Dhillon 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 Randy Douthit 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C David Eichenbaum 1955 Lancia B24 Spider America Nicholas Ekonomou 1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A split-window coupe Armando Flores 1975 Ferrari 365Gt4 2+2 John M. “Chip” Fudge 1966 Lamborghini 350GT Alex Geremia 1935 Adler Trumpf Junior Sport Jill & Tim Gerrity 1948 MG TC Special LeRoy & Bunny Ginn 1914 REO Runabout Steve Girard 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Max Girardo 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster prototype James Glickenhaus 2017 SCG 003S Augie Grasis 1953 Allard-Cadillac J2X GT Motorcars LLC Collection 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Sunray DX Racer Christopher A. Guido 1967 Lancia Fulvia Rallye 1.3 HF Alberto & Julie Gutierrez 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide McKeel Hagerty 1967 Porsche 911S Richard & Susan Haskell 1964 Devin C Terry Houlihan 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Joe Hurwich 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Kent & Melissa Hussey 2004 Cadillac CTS-V R 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6R-S John Hutchinson & Maureen Marshall 1966 Lotus Elan S2 coupe Matthew Ivanhoe 1961 Lancia Appia S Zagato short chassis The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer Van & Merrill Kasper 1958 AC Aceca-Bristol William Kincaid 1978 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com Gary Kuntz 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Ron Lee 1932 Ford Roadster John & Marianna Linfesty 1958 Porsche 356A Michael Malamut 1970 Fiat Dino 2400 Spider David Martin 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Touring Superleggera coupe John & Gwen McCaw 1929 Bentley Speed 6—Saoutchik Allan McCrary 1954 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Kim & Mitch McCullough 1964 Alpine M64 Bruce Meyer 1932 Ford Hot Rod Brian Miller 1962 Devin C Bruce Milner 1964 ATS 2500 GTS coupe Mouse Motors 1969 McLaren M6GT Peter & Merle Mullin 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Don & Carol Murray 1949 Cisitalia 202 GT Gran Sport berlinetta Dennis Nicotra 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Buddy & Arline Pepp 1977 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe X-Pack Pete & Susan Racely 1982 Lancia 037 David Reid 1958 Jaguar XK 150 Gail Reingold 1935 Bentley 3.5 Derby drophead Daniel & Katherine Rhodes 1965 Austin Mini Moke Scott & Kevin Robertson 1961 Jaguar XKE outside-lock coupe Chris & Pat Roman 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Alan & Mary Beth Rosenblum 1954 Arnolt Bristol Deluxe Roadster Tony Samojen 1970 Porsche 914-6 Bill & Ann Scheffler 1953 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Phillip Schudmak 1932 Delage D8S Jonathan & Wendy Segal 2015 Porsche 918 Thomas Shannon 1993 Ferrari 512 TR James & Gail Smalley 1956 Austin Healey 100M 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Perry & Nancy Solomon 1958 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Zagato James Taylor 1954 Cunningham C-3 Mike & Peggy Thurlow 2006 Ford GT Michael & Elizabeth Treptow 1963 Devin C David Varwig 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Bruce Wanta 1936 Packard coachbuilt custom roadster Jim & Stacey Weddle 1970 Maserati Ghibli SS Charles Wegner 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder William Weiner 1965 BMW R60/2 Bob White 1954 Fiat 1100 Series, Vignale-bodied Monte Wilson 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Steve Wood 1965 Panavia GT40 November 2017 81


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MONTEREY RECAP CONCORSO ITALIANO Concorso Italiano’s Passione Monterey Car Week’s all-Italian lovefest attracts admirers of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Story and photos by Chad Taylor all the people here are passionate,” Rousset said. Whether they brought a brand-new Fiat 500 or a million-dollar vintage Lamborghini, Concorso participants share their enthusiasm with you. John and Judy Bruzus bought their ’62 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1300 30 years ago, and they have brought it to Concorso for the past six years. As they prepared the Alfa for judging, John said “the camaraderie and all the other great cars” keep him coming back. “Talking with people from around the world” is another reason to make the yearly trek to Concorso, John said. If the extraordinary cars are not enough, then the delicious food and wine should do the trick. Not to mention the fashion show — and the chance to pick up some head-to-toe Ferrari wear for your favorite people — especially if you are one of your favorite people. Publisher Martin speaks with Steve Girard, owner of the Best of Show 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta I n 1985, a new event appeared at Monterey Car Week. It was a different show, one that celebrated all things Italian: fashion, food and cars. Where else do spectators wear head-to-toe Ferrari garb? Ferrari fans prance around in all-Ferrari ensembles, including hat, belt buckle, shoes and jacket. Lamborghini lovers embrace the raging bull in their outfits. Where else would this be allowed except at Concorso Italiano? Now, 32 years on, passion for Italian cars is stronger than ever, and people keep coming back for more Concorso Italiano. The August 19, 2017, gathering at Black Horse Golf Course proved that there is no such thing as too much passione for Italian sports cars. People and their passione Strolling the Black Horse Golf Course fairways during 2017 Concorso was overwhelming. Beautiful vintage Alfas caressed the eyes — then a glance across the course revealed an outlandish Lamborghini section where almost every car was wearing a color not found in nature. Over on the next fairway there was a plethora of Rosso Corsa — the Ferrari section of the show. Every few steps offered new sights — from Lancia to DeTomaso. It is easy to fall into a state of sensory overload from the colors, the shapes and the howling of redlining engines. But if you took a moment and talked Details Plan ahead: Concorso Italiano returns to the Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club August 25, 2018 Cost: $175 per person Number of entrants: More than 1,000 Website: www.concorso.com 82 to the proud car owners, you were with thousands of friends. Roger Rousset of Newport Beach, CA, carefully polished his beautiful black 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 — once the property of the late actor David Carradine. Why bring the car to Concorso? “This hobby is about the people, and Where is Publisher Martin’s GTV? Publisher Keith Martin returned as emcee once again. He kept busy presenting awards, interviewing legendary people in the Italian car world — and wishing his own Alfa Romeo GTV was on the showfield. Unfortunately, Publisher Martin’s GTV did not make it to the cel- ebration after the brakes went on strike following a three-day trip from SCM World Headquarters in Portland, OR, to Monterey. The brakeless GTV was breaking news among the many Alfisti on the fairways. “Is Keith’s Alfa going to make it?” was one of the questions of the day. Ah, the joys of Italian car ownership. After more than three decades of success on the Monterey Peninsula, Concorso Italiano is still going strong. No other event during Monterey Car Week gives more to those who lust after Italian design and style. All this will continue on into 2018. There will be some fresh cars and fresh faces — but an abundance of passione is guaranteed. ♦ Roger Rousset shines his 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Sports Car Market


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SCMers at Concorso Italiano Andrew Alcazar—Scottsdale, AZ 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Joseph Amantea—Meriden, CT 2005 Ferrari 575 SA Kurt Apen—San Jose, CA 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Stephen Bailey—Altadena, CO 1987 Maserati Biturbo SI Joseph Barone—Milford, CT 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV Donald Behrens—Manhattan Beach, CA 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago SV Bill & Carol Biggs—Kelseyville, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Tony Blevins—West Palm Beach, FL 1974 DeTomaso Pantera Joseph Callahan—Palo Alto, CA 1975 Dino 308 GT4 Carl Canales—Pittsburgh, PA 2002 Maserati coupe Redgee Capili—Morgan Hill, CA 1992 Ferrari 512TR Richard Carpeneti—San Francisco, CA 1977 Maserati Merak SS Carson Chen—Foster City, CA 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Kevin Cogan—Louisville, KY 1959 Ferrari 250 PF cabriolet Series II 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Dane Conklin 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 Scott Crater—Sanibel, FL 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1600 Tancredi D’Amore—Mill Valley, CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce William DeGolia 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV Kurt Delimon—San Jose, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV Michael Devereaux—El Dorado Hills, CA 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Sport 2006 Porsche Cayman Payton Dobbs—San Francisco, CA 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello Lance Dublin—San Francisco, CA 2004 Ferrari 360 Spyder Russell Duncanson—Oakhurst, CA 2011 Maserati Gran Turismo David Eichenbaum—St. Petersburg, FL 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Tom Escover—Novato, CA 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi Steve Fields—Carmel, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1967 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior James Forte—Oakland, CA 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV John M. Fudge—Oklahoma City, OK 1966 Lamborghini 350GT Benjamin Gage—Hillsborough, CA 2006 Ferrari F430 Ed Nelson Genoa Racing Corp—San Francisco, CA 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 C Thomas Gilman—Burlingame, CA 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce lightweight 1959 Porsche 356A coupe Ron Gilmartin—Carmel, CA 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Michael Gulett—Carmel, CA 1971 Lamborghini Espada James Gunter—Clackamas, OR 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Robert Hall—San Rafael, CA 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider Hutson Hart 1972 Alfa Romeo GTV Hoffman Hibbett—San Jose, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Ted Hirth—Laguna Niguel, CA 1964 Iso Rivolta Terry Houlihan—San Francisco, CA 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta SCMer LIST Joseph Hurwich—Piedmont, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 Daytona Johannes Huwyler 2006 Ferrari F430 Matthew Ivanhoe—Greenwich, CT 1994 Ferrari 348 tb Challenge 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB 1993 Ferrari 512TR 1961 Lancia Appia S Zagato Fred Johansen—Woodside, CA 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Rob Karr 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS John Kelemen—Mountain View, CA 1959 Alfa Romeo Touring 2000 Dennis Kellogg—Sacramento, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto Myles Kitchen 1995 Ferrari F355 GTS Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com John Kolkka—Redwood City, CA 1976 Lamborghini LP400 Periscopio Gary Kuntz—Danville, CA 1970 Alfa Romeo GTV Nils Landen—Los Angeles, CA 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 Eric Lane—Atherton, CA 1998 Ferrari 355 Spider Greg Lazzerini—Chualar, CA 1992 Lamborghini Diablo Craig Lee—Salt Lake City, UT 2013 Porsche Turbo S cabriolet Roland LeVeque—Westlake Village, CA 1971 Ferrari Daytona Frank Lucca—Yorba Linda, CA 2010 Volvo V70R 1985 Ferrari 400i Leonard Maggiore—San Jose, CA 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Marco Marini—San Francisco, CA 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo1 Dan McCallum—Vancouver, BC, CAN 1989 Maserati 228 Kerry McMullen 2006 Maserati GrandSport Bert Meli 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago Harold Millard—Millbrae, CA 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Dennis Nicotra—New Haven, CT 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Robert Ochi—Granite Bay, CA 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Eugene O’Gorman—Pleasanton, CA 1969 Maserati Ghibli List continued on p. 84 Most Outrageous GTV winner — Jim Dietz’s turbocharged 1974 SCM Awards at Concorso Italiano Each year, SCM sponsors specific models of Alfa Romeo. This year it was GTVs, 4Cs, 8Cs and new Giulias (Tipo 952). Our head judge was designer and collector Frank Campanale, assisted by racer and engineer David Rugh. (Rugh excused himself from judging the “Best Two-Headlight GTV” which was won by his wife, Colleen.) Next year’s featured models will be Giulia Supers and all 4-door sedans, including Berlina, Alfetta, Milano, 164 and Giulia. The 2017 winners are: • Best 4-Headlight GTV: 1969 4-Headlight GTV. Brooke Myre, San Jose, CA November 2017 • Best 2-Headlight GTV: 1967 GTV. Colleen Rugh, Ridgefield, WA • Best Stock GTV: 1971 1750 4-Headlight. Vince Torrano, El Sobrante, CA • Best Modified GTV: 1973 GTA Junior (GTAm tribute engine). Dino Crescentini, Manhattan Beach, CA • Most Outrageous GTV: 1974 4-headlight, turbocharged. Jim Dietz, Danville, CA • Best 4C: 2018 4C, Joe Hadden, Carmel, CA • Best New Giulia: 2017 Giulia. Mario Carafarello, Sonoma, CA • Sexiest New Alfa: 2008 8C, Russell Steiner, Santa Barbara, CA 83 Best 2-Headlight GTV — 1967 owned by Colleen Rugh Chad Taylor


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MONTEREY RECAP CONCORSO ITALIANO SCMers at Concorso Italiano—continued from p. 83 Michael Palmieri 1976 Lamborghini Silhouette Darin Roberge 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso John Payne—Vancouver, WA 2017 Ferrari F12 70th Anniversary 2017 Ferrari F12 TdF William Penny—Lake Oswego, OR 1987 Fiat Bertone X1/9 Alex Penrith—Ojai, CA 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Steven G Peterson—Bishop, CA 1924 Lancia Lambda Armando Petretti—Los Angeles, CA 1967 Ferrari 275 2-Cam Michael Ponte—San Ramon, CA 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Michael Pordes 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTV Ron Ray—Sebastaopol, CA 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Troy Raynor—Morro Bay, CA 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Mark Robinson—Haleiwa, HI 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto Chris Robyn—Albany, CA 1985 Maserati Biturbo E Eric Rothenhaus—Oakland, CA 2006 Lotus Exige David Rugh—Ridgefield, WA 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV Ivan Ruiz—Dawsonville, GA 1970 Maserati Ghibli spyder Carla Santilli—Palm Harbor, FL 2010 Zagato TZ3 Bill & Mihaela Smailes—Thousand Oaks, CA 1995 Ferrari F355 Jason Smith—Cedar Rapids, IA 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS Perry Solomon—Alamo, CA 1958 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Gary Spratling—Tiburon, CA 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Group 4 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Pre-L 2014 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Jeffrey Srinivasan—La Canada, CA 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Anne Steele—San Bruno, CA 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 Russell Steiner—Santa Barbara, CA 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Nick Stenn—Morgan Hill, CA 1987 Ferrari Testarossa Arthur Stern—Benicia, CA 1964 Citroen DS19 Chapron cabriolet Walter J Stevens—San Diego, CA 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo Tom & Tish Thinesen 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS James Treadwell 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S Andrew Tymkiw—Montecito, CA 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com Pete Vasquez 1973 Alfa Romeo Berlina Joe Ventura 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS 2017 Medici Car Special-Bodied Michael Vogel—Novato, CA 2007 Ferrari F430 Bruce Wagner—Salinas, CA 1980 Maserati Merak SS Bruce Wanta—Bellevue, WA 1936 Packard Mulholland Speedster Phil White—Portola Valley, CA 1980 BMW M1 Greg Whitten 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Cory Youngberg—Newport Beach, CA 1962 Lancia Appia GTE Douglas Zaitz—Deer Park, WA 1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 84 Sports Car Market


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MONTEREY RECAP PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE Brothers McCaw and Chip Connor Vie for Best of Show Ultimately, Bruce McCaw drove his 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer up the ramp in a shower of confetti by Carl Bomstead Kimball Studios, courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance There can be only one: Bruce McCaw drives into the torrent of confetti to accept Best of Show T he 67th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held August 20, 2017, on the 17th and 18th fairways of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, capped a hectic Monterey Car Week. The bucolic setting, on Stillwater Cove, is the most spectacular concours venue in the world, and the 204 selected automobiles that graced the fairways represented 15 countries and 31 states. The international appeal of the Pebble Beach Concours was evident with entries from Slovakia, Spain, New Zealand and several from China. Isotta Fraschini and so much more The spectacular automobiles that graced the fairways were selected after an ardu- ous process that emphasizes the provenance and quality of restoration of the cars. It is often stated that it is an honor in itself to be selected, but that can be difficult to accept after spending countless hours and incredible sums of money on a restoration and not being recognized for an award. The selected cars were presented in 27 classes, several of which were for the featured marques, including Major Race Winning Ferraris, California Specials that Raced at Pebble Beach, and Open-Wheel Race cars. Seventeen Isotta Fraschini cars were entered in three separate classes, two of which were for open and closed coachwork by Castagna. They built an estimated 950 of their famed Tipo 8A — on S and SS chassis —between 1924 and 1930. One-third to onehalf of these flamboyant automobiles were sent to the well-heeled in the United States. American dreaming Ten of the most unusual cars produced were presented in the American Dream Cars of the 1960s class. Production cars of the 1960s tended to be predictable, but that was not due to a lack of inspiration and creativity from designers, customizers and even individual dreamers. The DiDia 150 was designed by Andrew Di Dia and was sold to singer Bobby Darin. It featured a double wraparound windshield, “skyview” roof and extended fins. It was finished with 30 coats of Swedish Pearl Essence with tiny crushed diamonds. The Gyro-X was a two-wheel design by Alex Tremulis that never made it into production. It incorporated a hydraulically driven gyroscope, and it stayed upright even when idling. The winner of the American Dream Cars of the 1960s class was Mark and Newie Brinker’s 1965 Pontiac Vivant Herb Adams Roadster. Comedian and noted car collector Jay Leno was at his best presenting the winners of the charity auctions. He quipped that he had a Rolex watch for any Ferrari owner 86 that was still with his first wife. Three-person teams do the class judging at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The teams use a stringent 100-point system that, for most classes, includes the operation of all components. In addition, there are three points that can be sub- jectively applied for elegance. Ties are awarded to the car that had a green ribbon for completing the Thursday Tour d’Elegance. The Best of Show is selected from the class winners with voting by the Chief Class Judges and the Honorary Judges. And then there were three… The three nominees for Best of Show were: • The 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Chip Connor. • The 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder presented by John McCaw. • The 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer owned by Bruce McCaw. All three cars were brought to the edge of the ramp. With great fanfare, confetti and applause, Bruce McCaw’s stunning blue-and-polished-aluminum Mercedes-Benz was driven up the ramp. Concours Chairman Sandra Button presented the well-deserved award. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is not all about glitz, glamour and expensive motorcars. The concours has raised more than $23 million since 1950 for many local charities, including the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey and the Natividad Medical Foundation. The Pebble Beach Golf Links is hosting the United States Amateur Championship during the traditional Concours Third Sunday in August, so it is being moved to August 26 for 2018. This is putting pressure on longstanding accommodations, so plan accordingly. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Award-Winning SCMers at Pebble Beach Peter T Boyle—Covington, OH 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS LeBaron cabriolet Class K 1: Isotta Fraschini, second Stephen Brauer—St. Louis, MO 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Inskip convertible roadster Class H: Rolls -Royce Pre-War, third Mark & Newie Brinker—Houston, TX 1965 Pontiac Vivant Herb Adams Roadster Class R: American Dream Cars of the 1960s, first Stephen & Kim Bruno—Boca Raton, FL 1966 Bosley Mark II Interstate coupe Class R: American Dream Cars of the 1960s, second Frank Campanale—Orchard Lake, MI 1969 Farago CF 428 Carrozzeria Coggiola coupe Class R: American Dream Cars of the 1960s, third Joseph & Margie Cassini III—West Orange, NJ 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Fleetwood roadster Class K 1: Isotta Fraschini, first Bob Cohen—Beverly Hills, CA 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti berlinetta Class M 1: Ferrari Grand Touring, second Collier Collection at The Revs Institute—Naples, FL 1908 Mors Grand Prix Race Car Class V: Open-Wheel Race Cars, second William E. “Chip” Connor—Reno, NV 1932 Packard 906 Twin-Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria Class D: Packard, first Best of Show Nominee Elegance in Motion Trophy Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible Michelle & Martin Cousineau—Beverly Hills, CA 1940 Packard 1807 Custom Super Eight Rollson Sport Sedan Class C 2: American Classic Closed, first Classic Car Club of America Trophy Chris & Ann Cox—Chapel Hill, NC 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Scaglietti NART Spyder Class M 1: Ferrari Grand Touring, third Jack & Kingsley Croul—Corona del Mar, CA 1950 Ferrari 166 MM touring berlinetta Class M 3: Ferrari Major Race Winners, second Class O 3: Post-War Racing, second Robert T. Devlin No car Lorin Tryon Trophy Ivor Dunbar—London, U.K. 1931 Bentley Speed Six Vanden Plas Open Four-Seater Sports Class J 1: European Classic Early, second Lou & Kathy Ficco—Wheat Ridge, CO 1933 Auburn 12 -165 Speedster Art Center College of Design Award Gregor Fisken—London, U.K. 1930 Bentley Speed Six Gurney Nutting Sports Saloon Class L 1: Pre-War Preservation, third Linda & Paul Gould—Pawling, NY 1931 Duesenberg J Murphy convertible coupe Class G: Duesenberg, third Richard Griot—Tacoma, WA 1975 Ferrari 312 T F1 race car Class M 3: Ferrari Major Race Winners, third Jim Grundy—Solebury, PA 1910 Thomas Flyer Model K 6 70 Flyabout Class A: Antique, third Lee & Joan Herrington (for the Herrington Corp. Collection)—Bow, NH 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pinin Farina coupe Class M 4: Ferrari One- Off Speciales, first Derek Hood—Maldon, U.K. 1953 Bentley R -type Continental H.J. Mulliner Sports Saloon FIVA Post-War Trophy Robert Ingram / The Ingram Collection—Durham, NC 1952 Porsche 356 Reutter cabriolet Class O 1: Post-War Open, first The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie—Hong Kong 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff coupé Class J 2: European Classic Mid, first J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car Lane Motor Museum—Nashville, TN 1967 Gyro X Alex Tremulis prototype Dean Batchelor Trophy Samuel Lehrman—Palm Beach, FL 1932 Packard 904 Deluxe Eight Dietrich sport phaeton Class D: Packard, second Richard D. Lisman—Southampton, NY 1935 Lagonda M45 Rapide Tourer Class J 4: European Classic Sport, second Bruce R. McCaw—Bellevue, WA 1929 Mercedes- Benz S Barker Tourer Class I: Mercedes- Benz Pre-War, first Best of Show Gran Turismo Trophy Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car John & Gwen McCaw 1957 Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder Class M 3: Ferrari Major Race Winners, first Best of Show Nominee Kim McCullough—Pompton Plains, NJ 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Open Two-Seater Class L 2: Post-War Preservation, second Jay & Christina Moore—Lahaina, HI 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I Brewster Ascot Tourer Class H: Rolls -Royce Pre-War, second Lucius Beebe Trophy Charles E. Nearburg—Dallas,TX 1913 Rolls -Royce Silver Ghost Barker Torpedo Class A: Antique, first Jim Patterson / The Patterson Collection—Louisville, KY 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Voll & Ruhrbeck cabriolet Class J 3: European Classic Late, first Ron Rezek—Ashland, OR 1938 Lagonda V12 Rapide drophead coupé Class J 3: European Classic Late, second Axel Schuette Fine Cars GmbH & Co. KG—Oerlinghausen, GER 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer Class L 1: Pre-War Preservation, first Briggs Cunningham Trophy Tony Shooshani—Long Beach, CA 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Boano Coupé Speciale Class O 2: Post-War Closed, first David & Jody Smith—Medina, WA 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Zagato coupé Class O 3: Post-War Racing, third Tim & Janet Walker 1953 Siata 208CS Coupé Class O 2: Post-War Closed, third Harry Yeaggy—Cincinnati, OH 1967 Ferrari 412 P Competizione Class M 2: Ferrari Competition, third Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com Details Plan ahead: The 68th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for August 26, 2018. Pebble Beach Concours events will start earlier in the week and run through August 26. Tour: The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance is scheduled for August 24, 2018. Number of entries: About 200 cars and motorcycles Seminars: The Concours operates seminars during the week. 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MONTEREY RECAP THE NUMBERS Monterey’s Top 100 This year, 789 of 1,276 cars/motorcycles changed hands on the Monterey Peninsula for $329,596,880, with an average price per vehicle of $417,740 Rank Sold Price 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (Tie) 17 18 (Tie) 20 21 22 23 24 25 (Tie) (Tie) 28 29 30 31 (Tie) 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 (Tie) (Tie) 42 43 (Tie) 45 46 (Tie) 48 (Tie) (Tie) 88 Model $22,550,000 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 roadster $15,620,000 1995 Mclaren F1 coupe $14,520,000 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Series II coupe $14,080,000 1970 Porsche 917 K racer $8,305,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB coupe $8,000,000 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 Lightweight ex-Team Cunningham racer $6,765,000 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT ptototype coupe $5,720,000 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider $5,335,000 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III PF coupe $4,840,000 1959 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series I cabriolet $4,510,000 1950 Ferrari 166 MM 212 Export “Uovo” Fontana coupe $4,400,000 1956 Maserati A6G54 Zagato coupe $3,850,000 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial 735 PF Spider $3,795,000 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe $3,575,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 6C Alloy coupe $3,575,000 1970 Porsche 908 03 racer $3,520,000 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe $3,410,000 1930 Bentley 6½ Litre Speed Six Corsica sportsman’s 2-dr sedan $3,410,000 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe $3,162,500 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I spider $3,080,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB alloy long-nose coupe $3,025,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scaglietti coupe $2,750,000 1958 BMW 507 Series II convertible $2,722,500 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS Spider $2,585,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe $2,585,000 2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse convertible $2,585,000 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sindelfingen Cabriolet A $2,519,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe $2,420,000 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta coupe $2,255,000 1952 Ferrari 342 America cabriolet $2,172,500 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Competition Sports roadster $2,172,500 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder $2,040,500 2003 Ferrari Enzo coupe $1,842,500 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder $1,700,000 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spider $1,677,500 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,595,000 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale coupe $1,550,000 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spider $1,540,000 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS coupe $1,540,000 1991 Ferrari F40 coupe $1,540,000 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Offener Tourenwagen Sindelfingen tourer $1,512,500 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Letourneur et Marchand cabriolet $1,485,000 1953 Fiat 8V Elaborata Rapi, Zagato updated coupe $1,485,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,457,500 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe $1,430,000 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone drophead coupe $1,430,000 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy convertible $1,375,000 1962 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series II cabriolet $1,375,000 2017 Ferrari F12 TdF coupe $1,375,000 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Auction & Lot RMS, #148 Bon, #73 G&C, #120 G&C, #44 RMS, #220 Bon, #52 RMS, #147 RMS, #140 RMS, #249 G&C, #36 RMS, #152 G&C, #27 RMS, #252 Mec, #S102 RMS, #241 RMS, #256 G&C, #54 RMS, #133 RMS, #227 G&C, #33 Bon, #16 RMS, #218 G&C, #157 RMS, #245 G&C, #163 Mec, #S116 RMS, #257 Bon, #26 RMS, #229 RMS, #142 RMS, #150 RMS, #234 Bon, #42 RMS, #230 G&C, #14 G&C, #18 G&C, #152 Bon, #81 G&C, #129 RMS, #222 RMS, #246 G&C, #143 G&C, #149 RMS, #239 Bon, #87 G&C, #168 RMS, #248 G&C, #25 Mec, #S79 RMS, #251 Rank Sold Price 51 52 53 (Tie) 55 56 (Tie) 58 59 60 (Tie) 62 63 64 65 66 (Tie) 68 (Tie) (Tie) 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 (Tie) 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 (Tie) 87 88 89 90 (Tie) 92 (Tie) 94 95 (Tie) 97 98 (Tie) 100 Model $1,347,500 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,320,000 2006 Lamborghini Concept S roadster $1,265,000 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S America Spider $1,265,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,250,000 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 cabriolet $1,155,000 1925 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix roadster $1,155,000 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa coupe $1,150,000 1964 Lotus Type 34 racer $1,133,000 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano coupe $1,100,000 1953 Cunningham C-3 Vignale coupe $1,100,000 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Lindauer roadster $1,089,000 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $1,083,500 2004 Porsche Carrera GT convertible $1,056,000 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort coupe $1,045,000 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort coupe $1,034,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,034,000 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 Periscopio coupe $1,017,500 1936 Auburn Eight SC boattail speedster $1,017,500 1964 Maserati 5000 GT coupe $1,017,500 1951 Porsche 356 1500 coupe $1,000,000 1937 Maserati 6CM spider $946,000 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.8 RSR coupe $929,500 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sindelfingen Cabriolet B $919,600 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $907,500 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe $891,000 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia coupe $825,000 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Leacroft Sports roadster $825,000 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Riviera Town Car Brewster saloon $803,000 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster $770,000 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik coupe $748,000 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe $742,500 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat Pourtout Special Sport roadster $737,000 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO coupe $726,000 1926 Mercedes-Benz 24/100/140 Erdmann & Rossi phaeton $715,000 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6 Flachbau coupe $715,000 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $700,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $693,000 1926 Bentley 6½ Litre Le Mans Sports tourer $687,500 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona “Harrah Hot Rod” coupe $682,000 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta convertible $682,000 1936 Packard Twelve Sport phaeton $671,000 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupe $671,000 2005 Porsche Carrera GT convertible $660,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $649,000 1933 Delage D8S Conduite Interieur Letourneur et Marchand coupe $649,000 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring coupe $627,000 1969 Ferrari 206 GT Dino coupe $616,000 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C racer $616,000 2006 Aston Martin DBR9 racer $610,000 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina coupe Auction & Lot G&C, #160 RMS, #233 Bon, #54 G&C, #116 G&C, #134 RMS, #243 R&S, #1143 Bon, #82 Bon, #77 RMS, #244 RMS, #154 Bon, #24 Mec, #S83 G&C, #46 Mec, #S113 G&C, #19 RMS, #261 RMS, #124 RMS, #117 RMS, #247 G&C, #136 G&C, #50 Bon, #29 Bon, #91 G&C, #16 RMS, #151 RMS, #162 RMS, #237 RMS, #240 RMS, #265 RMS, #163 G&C, #28 RMS, #217 G&C, #12 G&C, #23 RMS, #226 Bon, #21 G&C, #118 RMS, #126 Mec, #S126 RMS, #141 Mec, #S110 R&S, #1149 Bon, #30 Bon, #95 RMS, #159 RMS, #216 RMS, #146 RMS, #145 RMS, #136 Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ In this period photo, Steve McQueen contemplates the 1970 Porsche 917 K at Le Mans. Gooding & Company sold the car in Monterey for $14m. Copyright and courtesy of autosportsltd.com 90 Sports Car Market


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spyder, p. 92 ENGLISH: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, p. 94 ETCETERINI: 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport, p. 96 GERMAN: 1968 Porsche 911 Soft-Window Targa, p. 98 AMERICAN: 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe, p. 100 RACE: 1970 Porsche 917 K, p. 102 NEXT GEN: 1995 McLaren F1, p. 104 November 2017 91


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Ferrari Profile 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spyder by Scaglietti A thundering veteran of the 1955 Mille Miglia and Le Mans sells for big bucks — but not as big as hoped by Steve Ahlgrim Details Year produced: 1955 Number produced: Four Original list price: About $8,250 Current SCM Median Valuation: $4,285,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor caps: $900 each (two caps) Chassis # location: Center of front cross member Engine # location: Right side of block, roughly center Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1955 Jaguar D-type, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing, 1955 Ferrari 250 Tour de France SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1956 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Competizione coupe Chassis number: 0546LM Engine number: 0546LM E volving from one of Ferrari’s earliest 4-cylinder engines, Ferrari’s straight-six project eventually led to the potent 121 LM. The rather hefty displacement of 4,412 cc provided much more horsepower and torque than its predecessors. Fitted with three side-draft Weber carburetors, the engine produced a hearty 360 bhp. These were not numbers to scoff at, as this engine was over a liter larger in displacement and produced over 100 more horsepower than a Jaguar D-type. According to noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, the car presented here, chassis number 0546LM, was originally built as a 118 LM and later converted at the factory to 121 LM specification, the specification in which it is presented today. The concluding sentence of the article on 121 LMs in the fourth issue of Cavallino best sums up the ethos of the model: “Wind and noise are what you’ve paid for. Use it.” SCM Analysis This car, Lot 140, sold for $5,720,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, CA, on August 18, 2017. “It was a topsy-turvy weekend in more than one respect, June 23–24, 1956, at Road America. Carroll Shelby had taken an unreliable, virtually undrivable car and set such a blistering pace that three Cunningham 92 D-type Jaguars rolled trying to catch him.” So opens Carl Goodwin’s analysis of Ferrari’s 121 LM in Issue 96 of Cavallino magazine. The 121 LM was one of a dizzying array of racers pro- duced in an era when Ferrari was experimenting with displacement, cylinder numbers, cylinder configuration and general engine design. The consensus among Ferrari historians is that only four 121 LMs were produced. Remarkably, all four survived the era. The engine is modeled after the 4-cylinder 750 Monza with two additional cylinders. Like most Ferraris, the 121 LM is named after its engine, which is a Lampredi-designed straight six. However, rather than following the tradition of naming the model after its engine displacement, the 121 LM’s designation comes from Ferrari’s engine type number — Type 121. The Type 121 displaced 735 cc per cylinder, giving it a roughly 4.4-liter displacement. The 121’s displacement dwarfed the contemporary Jaguar D-type engines, which ranged from 3.0 to 3.8 liters. It also outclassed the Mercedes-Benz 300SL’s 3-liter engine. Big displacement produces big power, and the 121’s 360 hp was so superior to the competition’s 260 hp to 300 hp, there was no chance they could keep up with the Ferraris on the straights. 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Lot 127, s/n 0510M Condition 2+ Sold at $5,225,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/19/16 SCM# 6804234 Lot 232, s/n 0507GT Condition 2+ Sold at $5,720,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/19/16 SCM# 6804215 1955 Ferrari 121 LM racer Lot 118, s/n 0532LM Condition 1- Not sold at $2,850,000 Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s at Ferrari, 6/28/05 SCM# 38637 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Too much power? Superior power doesn’t always lead to victory, and the 121 LM is a poster child for the cause. Only the very best drivers could tame a 121 LM, and even if they could, a slew of issues often kept the car from finishing a race. SCM’s race car guru Thor Thorson wrote, “Though beautiful, the 6-cylinder, 121 LMs were overpowered, under-braked, evil-handling, notoriously unreliable, and historically unsuccessful.” If there is such a thing as having too much power, the 121 LM might well be that car. The keys to an important Ferrari Identifying an important automobile involves many factors. When it comes to a Ferrari, a few factors stand out. Prior to building chassis number 75,000, Ferrari assigned production models with odd chassis numbers, reserving even number for their race cars. Not all even-number chassis ended up being race cars, but all even-number Ferraris are significant. Our subject car, chassis 0546LM, is an even-number Ferrari. Racing history is the holy grail of Ferrari value. Where the car raced, who drove it, whether it won and whether it was wrecked can add huge value to a Ferrari. Chassis 0546’s racing portfolio is slim, but it includes the Mille Miglia and Le Mans, so it passes the audition. A mad scientist’s engine Engineers Gioacchino Colombo and Aurelio Lampredi designed en- gines for Ferrari’s racing efforts. Colombo’s designs mostly followed a progression of his excellent original design. Lampredi was the mad scientist. Lampredi built engines in several different cylinder numbers and in straight- and V-configuration. He tried novel internal construction, but most of all, he liked displacement. Lampredi engines are bucking broncos of horsepower, torque and mass. The combination challenges the chassis — and a driver’s ability to control it. There are relativity few Lampredi-powered Ferraris, and they all hold a special place in the Ferrari kingdom. They are rough and tough and difficult to fix — but oh, what a ride. Chassis 0546LM is powered with a Lampredi engine. Quite a history RM Sotheby’s Ferrari 121 LM chassis 0546LM is a well-known car. It ran at the 1955 Mille Miglia and the 1955 Le Mans, but it failed to finish both races. After Le Mans, it was sold to a Californian who put Southern California racing legend Ernie McAfee at the wheel. The combination dominated the California amateur circuit — until it didn’t. In the 1956 Pebble Beach Del Monte Trophy Race, McAfee ran off the road and into a tree in this car. The accident killed McAfee and ended sports car racing through Pebble Beach’s Del Monte Forest. The owner eventually rebuilt chassis 0546LM, but it would be nearly two decades before the 121 LM returned to the track. Chassis 0546LM was a regular at the Monterey Historics from 1974 to 1995, and it showed up one more time at a 1999 Ferrari Historic race before disappearing until this auction. It reportedly has been in the collection of a secretive and wealthy man from Asia who has a large collection spread around the world. A couple of warts held back bidding This car sold for $5,720,000 against a $6,500,000 to $7,500,000 esti- mate. That may look a bit light, but it makes sense. The estimate was correct for a 100% 121 LM, but chassis 0546LM had a couple of warts. It was built as a 118 LM and converted to a 121 LM. This shouldn’t hurt the car, but multi-million-dollar buyers are picky, and the conversion possibly cooled the bidding some. The car’s competition record was a little thin, with no big results, so it didn’t add to the bid. None of the car’s pilots were seriously big league, so that didn’t help either. There’s no disputing the authenticity of the car, but during the rebuild after the fatal shunt, the chassis number somehow disappeared. That may have been repaired, but registering and international shipping of a car without a chassis number can be a nightmare. Chassis 0546LM is an important car that brought big money. The seller had reason to expect a bit more money but should be happy with the sale price. The buyer got a slice of Ferrari history and a ticket to any event any- where. Chassis 0546LM was one of the stars of the weekend, and it lived up to its billing. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) November 2017 93


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English Profile 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 This is the best-presented car of the five DBR1s, but it doesn’t have the history of the Le Mans-winning DBR1/2 by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1956–57 Number produced: Five Current SCM Median Valuation: $22,550,000 (this car) Chassis # location: Ledge on left side of scuttle Engine # location: Rear face of engine block Club: Aston Martin Owners Club Web: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1954–57 Jaguar D-type, 1957–58 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1955–58 Maserati 300S SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: DBR1/1 Engine number: RB63003 question the most correct, down to the smallest of details, inside and out. With its impeccable provenance and enviable racing C record, during which this Aston Martin was driven by some of the greatest names in motor racing, DBR1/1, the first of the line and an integral team player to the end, crucial to that 1959 World Sportscar Championship victory, remains an ultimate icon of Aston Martin racing history. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 148, sold for $22,550,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, CA, on August 19, 2017. This was a world-record auction price for a British car — and a world-record price for an Aston Martin at auction. At first I thought everyone had confused this car with the 1959 Le Mans winner — DBR1/2 — for which the money would have been spot-on. Although our subject car — DBR1/1 — had a long, worthy and eventful history, it never quite managed to win the jewel in the crown like its sister, DBR1/2, as driven to the 1959 victory by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori. Bad luck seemed to dog our subject car until its win at the 1959 Nürburgring 1,000 Km, with Stirling Moss (mostly) and Jack Fairman. After that race, it was retired, as Aston Martin withdrew from sports car competition to focus on the DBR4 F1 car. 94 oming from the finest of all Aston Martin collections, owned by a fastidious perfectionist, DBR1/1 is not only the best presented of the five DBR1s produced, it is also without Our subject car was relegated to one more Works appearance as a practice car for the 1959 Goodwood Tourist Trophy — which Moss won, having taken over DBR1/2 from Shelby and Fairman. None of this history makes the metal less worthy, as luck and team tactics on the day always come into it. Bought to run in the Revival It’s important to remember that quite a lot of that metal is new, as this car was specifically purchased in 2009 to secure an entry to the Goodwood Revival — the best old-car race meeting in the world. At Goodwood, they actually race — hard — and at this level everything has to be right, as breakages can prove fatal. Some corners at this fast, flowing circuit have very little run-off, as Stirling Moss found to his cost in 1962. The annual Revival always exacts a fair number of serious and expensive automotive casualties, even though personal injuries are thankfully rare. Restoration and rebuilds So this car had a complete going-through and resto- ration, which was wise, and it also ran a replica engine, which is also wise to save the original. The front bodywork was replaced following that crash in 1962, and it might have been even newer. That said, bits of racing cars were swapped in period due to damage or modification, and nobody minded. However, at this level of price and rarity, just how much of the original car still exists becomes an issue. I’m not suggesting that this car is anything other than what it purports to be — the real thing. But I do remember visiting the shop of a race preparer who looked after a “very original” 1950 sports racer. I asked what 1955 Maserati 300S Lot 340, s/n 3053 Condition 2 Sold at $6,069,605 Bonhams, Goodwood, Chichester, U.K., 7/12/13 SCM# 226902 Sports Car Market 1955 Jaguar D-type Lot 114, s/n XKD501 Condition 3+ Sold for $21,780,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/20/16 SCM# 6809484 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Lot 32, s/n DB3S111 Condition 2 Sold at $5,500,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245001 Tim Scott, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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the chassis leaning up against the back wall was from. “Oh, that’s the original chassis from the pragmatism sometimes wins out. Anyway, back to this car. A rich racing history Following Aston Martin’s withdrawal from sports car racing in August 1959, DBR1/1 raced twice for Essex Racing Stables in the Nürburgring 1000 Km, with Jim Clark/Bruce McLaren retiring from 4th in 1961 when a con-rod failed at 500 km. McLaren/Tony Maggs finished fourth in 1962, at the end of which Aston sold the car (with 2,992-cc engine, RB63003) to the Hon. John Dawnay — later the 11th Viscount Downe and longtime Aston Martin Owners Club president — and his brother the Hon. James Dawnay). Both raced the car until the latter crashed at Silverstone in 1963, sustaining heavy frontal damage. The car was taken to Aston Martin’s Feltham Works, and the re- moved body was saved from being scrapped nearly a year later. Then the car was taken to Aston specialist RS Williams. After sitting untouched for 12 years, our subject car moved in 1976 to Aston enthusiast/race entrant Geoffrey Marsh. Marsh, having made a body buck from DBR1/2, which he was rebuilding, had a new front section fabricated for DBR1/1, and the remaining body refurbished. The mechanical components and engine were also rebuilt. Once finished, DBR1/1 returned in 1980 to RSW for race prepa- ration. With former Le Mans winner Mike Salmon as driver, it took many victories/podiums in Lloyds and Scottish Historic Championship/ AMOC races during the early 1980s — including winning outright the 1982 Lloyds & Scottish Historic Car Championship. In 2000, it was sold to American-based John McCaw, and the seller acquired DBR1/1 from him in January 2009. He wanted to enter the Goodwood Revival, and as is often the case, felt its original engine was too precious to risk racing. So he had RS Williams make a new unit with new cylinder block and heads, patterns being available as new castings had already been made for Geoffrey Marsh’s DBR4. Since 2010, DBR1/1 has been successfully raced at Goodwood by Brian Redman, with a best place of 8th in 2013, the same year that Sir Stirling Moss drove it during Aston’s centenary celebrations at the Nürburgring. What the DBR1 lacked in power, it made up for in nimbleness, and drivers loved the cars for their handling, although the motor now produces nearer 300 bhp at nearer 7,000 rpm than the original’s 240-odd at 6,500 rpm. The new stick-on redline is at 6,750 rpm, superseding the printed-on original at 6,000 rpm. In great shape As presented, our subject car was straight and shiny — and pos- sibly better than original, save for the merest hint of a bruise under the left headlight. The car has perfect check-weave seats, and even the parts of the chassis near the driver’s right knee, plus the headrest, are upholstered in the same material. According to the auction catalog, the owner commissioned former AML employee and motoring journalist Michael Bowler, with the late Ted Cutting’s help, to produce a comprehensive report of DBR1 dashboard variations to ascertain the correct layout. The switches and even their securing screws were the originals. The dash’s green crackle finish has been painstakingly replicated. The St. Christopher plaque riveted to the back of the bellhousing cover is a rather poignant touch, given the fragility of the transaxle. The front of the car was almost perfect, although it lacked the blue nose band it wore mostly in period. The rear wheelarch profiles and radii differed slightly from side to side, which helps support the claim that the rear half of the body is original. Engine RB63003 was included with the car, which if not the November 2017 ,” he replied, breezily. To the men who have to get these things to the track, original, is the one installed when the car last raced for the Works. Rather nicely, the car has recently been reunited with its original road registration of 299 EXV, which it received on October 5, 1962. Huge money As stated, our subject car set a world-record price for a British- made car, topping the $21.8 million paid for a Jaguar D-type last year. That was exactly in line with the “in excess of $20m” that RM Sotheby’s had predicted — plus premium. Still, I would have thought that huge price more appropriate for the most successful of the five cars — the 1959 Le Mans winner DBR1/2, which was offered for £20m (then $32m) in 2012 before the market cooled. Perhaps it’s a chicken-and-egg situation, as without one we wouldn’t have had the other. With its Nürburgring 1000 Km victory, DBR1/1 did lay the foundations of Aston’s eventual World Sportscar Championship win. It’s also a question of availability, as the other four cars appear fairly well lodged with their owners. The chance of grabbing one is slim, as Dr. Fred Simeone acknowledged when he purchased his from Japan (via Symbolic, in a deal that involved swapping it for an Alfa 2900 B) in the mid-1990s. The four other DBR1 cars DBR1/2, which had shrouded wheels when it won at Le Mans in 1959, was restored by Tim Samways in the 1990s. It became a regular in historic races before Talacrest bought the car from Harry Leventis in 2012. It was sold via private sale to its current European ownership for more than DBR1/1 fetched at RM Sotheby’s 2017 Monterey Auction. DBR1/3 was rebuilt after being badly damaged in a refueling fire at Goodwood in 1959. It was sold to the Border Reivers team and finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1960. Since 1995, it has been with the Simeone Foundation in Philadelphia. DBR1/4 has been in English private hands since the mid-1990s. Ironically — having started life as the 3.7-liter DBR3 — it is considered one of the most original, even after sustaining heavy damage in a crash at Castle Combe in 2015. DBR1/5, which was sold in period to Graham Whitehead, was last known to be in German ownership. It too has raced at Goodwood in the Revival and Festival of Speed Hillclimb. Interestingly, all the cars have right-exit exhausts except the first, DBR1/1, which is on the left. Opportunities to buy these fabulous sports-racing icons are few and far between, and that meant the price was always going to be robust. But I’m sticking to my guns in maintaining that because our subject car wasn’t the Le Mans winner, which is the most market-desirable of the five, it was well sold in today’s market. One wonders what the price would be if DBR1/2 came up for auc- tion during a future Monterey Car Week. 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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1952 Abarth 1100 Sport by Ghia A truly devoted, talented enthusiast took an extraordinary car and restored it to a superb and correct level by Donald Osborne Details Year produced: 1953 Number produced: One Original list price: Unknown Current SCM Median Valuation: $891,000 (this car) Tune-up Cost: $500 Chassis # location: Stamped on front chassis arm Engine # location: Stamped on the right side of the block Alternatives: 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SVZ, 1951 Abarth 205 Vignale Berlinetta, 1950 Cisitalia 202 SC SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 205104 T he last of four Abarth 205 competition chassis to be constructed, the car offered here is the only example to use an engine and transmission developed from the new Fiat 1100-103, as well as the only example bodied by Ghia. Believed to have been designed by Giovanni Michelotti, it was constructed concurrently with the Ghia-bodied Chryslers of the same period. The Abarth echoed the Chryslers’ broad oval grille opening, wide low stance and canopy-like roof element — but with a delightful smaller scale. Ghia exhibited the car on its stand at the 1953 Turin Salon, the same show at which the 1100-103 made its debut, thus emphasizing the abilities of Abarth and Ghia to maximize the performance and style of the new model. Aldo Farinelli, in his report for the Italian magazine Motor Italia, described the car as “A Masterpiece of Design.” Abarth sold the car to American Bill Vaughn, who exhibited it at the 1954 New York Auto Show as the Vaughn SS Wildcat, with “the first overhead camshaft V-8 in the USA.” If Vaughn did indeed repower the car with a V8, no photos of the installation survive, and the car never saw the limited production run that he envisioned. After that, the car was lost in time until 1982, when Russ Baer discovered it in a barn in Ashton, MD. Longtime beloved enthusiast Pat Braden ended up saving the car. Both of the men helped to preserve the car and contributed to its history. An interesting clue to its earlier history is a parking sticker in the rear window reading “Litton Industries Maryland Division 1958.” This rare Abarth passed through the hands of two 96 additional collectors before the consignor purchased it in 2010. The consignor spent the next five years on a thorough and correct restoration. As a dedicated enthusiast working for the love of the car, he painstakingly researched the authenticity and accuracy of every component. Included in the car’s history file are high-resolution color photographs taken at Turin, as well as other period articles and documentation from throughout the Abarth’s fascinating past. After completion of the restoration, the Abarth the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours was exhibited at d’Elegance, where it won its class and was nominated for Best of Show, a remarkable achievement for a postwar automobile. Not shown, photographed or published since being shown at Pebble Beach, it remains a remarkable performance masterpiece in the Italian style, ready for further concours successes or driving events. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 151, sold for $891,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, CA, on August 18, 2017. When I received the assignment to write a profile of this car, I accepted with great enthusiasm. This happens to be one of my favorite cars on the planet. I am often asked why I go to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance every year. The answer is quite simple: For 27 years I have — each time — seen a car I have never seen before or only glimpsed in a fuzzy black-and-white photo. In my line of work, it’s easy to become jaded. “Oh yawn, not another McLaren F1” or “Now, which chassis number is that 250 GTO?” Being confronted with some- Sports Car Market 1947 Cisitalia 202 SC Vignale cabriolet Lot 59, s/n 054SC Condition 1Sold at $550,000 Gooding, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/17 SCM# 6827740 1950 Cisitalia 202 SC Sport convertible Lot 18, s/n 154BSC Not sold at $177,906 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/15/04 SCM# 32555 1950 Abarth 205A coupe Lot 33, s/n 205102 Condition 3Sold at $134,303 Christie’s, Paris, FRA 2/14/04 SCM# 32522 Angus McKenzie, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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thing unexpected, wonderful or both renews me and reminds me that I am first and foremost an enthusiast — one who has been blessed to make old cars my living because I spent so much time around them for so long. A lost car found When I stepped onto the field at Pebble in August 2015, I saw many cars I liked. However, spotting this particular car literally stopped me in my tracks. This is a car that I have seen in reference books and period magazines for years. I had assumed that it had been lost long ago, as have so many others. I was captivated by its look. I am completely obsessed with mid-century automotive design, especially of the Italian kind, so this car pushed many of my buttons. A wider audience has begun discovering the world of the small- displacement “fuoriserie” or custom-bodied Italian car. The undisputed masters of design and the leading coachbuild- ers of the age were no longer limited to the most-expensive chassis after World War II. In fact, while coachbuilders in the U.K., France, Germany and the United States were either struggling or already out of business, Italian shops were busier than ever — and creating some of their greatest masterpieces. That these Italian coachbuilders almost effortlessly turned from big Alfas and Lancias to small Fiats and the specials based on them was the key to keeping the doors open. From sporting cars meant to run in the Mille Miglia to ultra-luxury miniature GT coupes and cabriolets meant for the fancy-dress world of the concorso d’eleganza and nights at the opera, there was something for every well-heeled Italian who wanted to impress — but not be too flashy while doing so. Seats and carburetors The introduction in 1953 of the Fiat 1100 Nuova, the 1100/103, truly in- spired the coachbuilders. Practically every one showed a custom-bodied limited-production prototype or one-off special based on either the chassis or the powertrain of the new small family car at the 1953 Turin Auto Show. Not all 1100s were created equal however, and it’s important to note how our subject car is not to be confused with its cousins. There is a definite hierarchy in Italian limited-production cars of the 1940s and 1950s, whether they are Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, OSCA or Ferrari. Simply put, the shortcut to the top of the heap is the number of seats you take out and the number of carburetors you put in. Add to the equation a lightweight, specially built chassis and you have all it takes to ring the bell. This is a very special car, built on a dedicated Abarth chassis, not the standard Fiat platform. It has twin carburetors, giving it rather more urge than most 1100s and, one presumes, a hotter camshaft as well. Perfect scale and imaginative details Our subject car is so wonderfully Jet Age and Transatlantic. You can’t look at it and not be reminded, in a very good way, of the 1949 Ford, a classic and simple post-war icon. The jet intake bullet in the grille just adds to the appeal. That it shares the greenhouse with the Chrysler Ghia Special doesn’t hurt either. But it’s probably the combination of perfect scale and imaginative but restrained details that really sets this car apart. In one of the more frequently reproduced images of the Abarth on the Ghia stand at the Turin Show, a man in a dark suit is seen standing behind the car. It gives a very clear indication of the diminutive nature of the 1100 Sport. Other shots, however, give no clue whether the car is the size of the Chrysler Special or a Topolino. That’s perfect design. I, and talented designers whom I admire and trust, believe that it’s always a greater challenge to achieve balance and attractiveness on a small car than a large one. This car is a masterpiece. This is for me also a human story, one that is as important and dra- matic as the car itself. For a first-time Pebble Beach entrant to not only win a class but also see his car as one of the three final choices for Best in Show, as this car was, is remarkable. This is truly the thing of Hollywood legend. But in order to be a Hollywood story, it would have to be some backwoods lumberjack who upsets the tuxedoed swells. This isn’t quite that. November 2017 Enter Grant Kinzel The seller of this car was the fellow who restored it: Grant Kinzel of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. While it is true that Kinzel restored this Abarth in his own garage, he’s hardly the hayseed many thought him to be. His former employer and great friend, Calgary-based collector Fred Phillips, tells of Kinzel’s great qualities of uncommon humility and skill. For many years, Grant Kinzel worked for Phillips’ company. Kinzel then went on to manage and encourage Phillips’ collecting and collection. Kinzel is a rabid enthusiast of all things fun, fast, vintage and Italian. Described as “talented at everything and absolutely tenacious and determined,” Kinzel has devoted equal energy and focus to his Moretti Sportiva, Fiat Abarth 750 GT or Alfa Romeo SZ as he did to this rare jewel. And jewel it is. The level of detail in this restoration is astounding. And, as is often the case, luck played a big part. How Kinzel dealt with the car’s missing taillights is a good example of this. Kinzel discovered that the taillights on Rob Walton’s Ghia-bodied Fiat 8V appeared identical to the taillights that were once installed on our subject car. He was put in touch with Walton’s collection manager, and an arrangement was made to remove one of the units for scanning in order to create a template for the production of new lights for the Abarth. This is just one of the examples of the level of research and diligence Kinzel put into this work. That’s a story of collectors helping collectors revive history. But the discovery of the missing windshield from a decade’s stor- age — moments before a new one was to be created at considerable expense — was an extraordinary stroke of luck, one indicative of what was to come in this car’s story. Even though the romantic notion of a “Fred in a Shed” coming close to winning the top prize at the world’s most prestigious concours is a stirring one, the reality is that Grant Kinzel did do something few have ever approached. A truly devoted, talented enthusiast took an extraordinary car and restored it to a superb and correct level. That’s what collecting, connoisseurship and stewardship are all about. Hitting the target I am not at all surprised with the sale result realized at the auction. I was asked shortly after the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance what my thoughts were on the market value of the car. To give a figure is by definition an appraisal, according to the rules of both USPAP and the American Society of Appraisers, but I can state that I replied that a figure in the range of $750,000 to $800,000 would be appropriate. I wasn’t wrong, and the new owner bought the car exactly where I thought it would reach. For the seller, it was simply recovery for the emotion and effort joy- fully expended. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) 97


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German Profile Column Author 1968 Porsche 911 Soft-Window Targa An unusual auction result: A collectible Porsche 911 sells at a bargain price by Prescott Kelly Details Year produced: 1968 Number produced: Total production of 1968 911s was 16,934 cars. Of that number, 6,672 Targas were made. There were 268 base-model Targas (s/n 11880001–268) made. There were 5,134 911L Targas made (s/n 11850001–11855134). Original list price: Base 911 Targa in the U.S. with no options, $6,590 Current SCM Median Valuation: $148,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,500 Chassis # location: Aluminum tag on front lip inside trunk; stamping on cross member passenger’s side above gas tank; aluminum tag on driver’s side A-pillar Engine # location: Passenger’s side of fan upright support Club: Porsche Club of America; Early 911S Registry Web: www.pca.org and www.early911sregistry.org Chassis number: 11880010 Engine number: 3280015 F or 1967, Porsche introduced an open-topped variant of the 911. Named for the company’s successive wins in the famous Sicilian road race, the Targa incor- porated a stainless-steel roll bar, removable roof panel and fold-away plastic rear window for an open-air experience. Many buyers opted for the conventional glass rear window offered shortly thereafter, making the softwindow version one of the rarest models of that period. This car is one of only 268 believed made for the United States in 1968. As per a copy of the Kardex that accompanies the car, the Targa was finished in the distinctive color of Ossi Blue with a black interior. Under current ownership, a comprehensive restoration was completed by Porsche specialist Kundensport in Oxnard, CA. Finished at the beginning of 2017, the car is presented in its original color, while the numbers-matching 2.0-liter engine was, according to the consignor, rebuilt to S-specification. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 15, sold for $148,500, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach, CA, auction on August 18, 2017. This Porsche was a fresh restoration from a well- known shop of a desirable model in a very desirable color. Why did it sell for short money? First, a little history: 1968 was a transition year for Porsche in the United States. Through the 1967 models, Porsche’s already venerable 1,991-cc, 6-cylinder engine had ranged from 110 horsepower to 160 horsepower depending on year and model. The 911 engine was a substantial departure from the 98 previous 356 iterations. In addition to the two additional cylinders, the engine had dual overhead camshafts — one for each 3-cylinder bank — dry-sump lubrication with eight-bearing crankshafts, and usually triplethroat Solex carburetors, one throat for each cylinder. The case was alloy and the cylinders were “Biral,” finned aluminum with iron sleeves for good wear characteristics. A freshly designed Type 901 5-speed gearbox was introduced, with first gear out of the H pattern, for accomplished sporting driving — but also a drag around town. That setup was changed over with the 915 box introduced in 1972, where fifth gear went outside the H. Early 911s were winners The 911’s power-to-weight ratio was considered advan- tageous. With a well-developed suspension — and despite the threat of trailing throttle oversteer — the cars were successful in circuit racing, hillclimbs and road rallies. They most often won the under-2-liter classes, some- times overall, as in the Monte Carlo rallies of the midand late 1960s. In the United States, they were frequent 2-liter class winners in SCCA’s Trans Am Series. These successes registered with the many U.S. race fans who attended those races to enjoy the “ground-pounders,” 302-ci (5.0-liter) muscle cars from Ford and Chevrolet, and later Pontiac and American Motors as well. A single model 911 had served Porsche well from introduction in 1964 through 1966, when the uprated 911S was introduced. With lightweight aluminum alloyforged Fuchs wheels, a changeover to Weber carbs, a modified valve train, and a rear sway bar for the first time, the 911S put an exclamation mark behind “911” with an extra 30 horsepower — up to 160. 1968 Porsche 911 Targa Lot 38, s/n 11870262 Condition 3Sold at $38,684 Bonhams, Francorchamps, BEL, 5/25/13 SCM# 222032 Sports Car Market 1968 Porsche 911 Targa Lot 305, s/n 9110100626 Condition 4 Sold at $51,548 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/4/16 SCM# 271145 Alternatives: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/400, 1966–68 Ferrari 330 GTC, 1968–71 Jaguar E-type Series II 4.2 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1968 Porsche 911 Targa Lot 464, s/n 11880182 Condition 2Sold at $56,100 Leake, Dallas, TX, 11/18/16 SCM# 6810477 Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Porsche had an “oops” year For the 1968 models, the U.S. implemented its first emis- sions laws, and Porsche was caught short. The 911S could not be cleaned up and was not available in the U.S. The base-model 911 was offered, along with the one-year-only 911L, which was the base 911 dolled up with S trim and options. Porsche 911s sold in California got the dreaded smog pump. The 130-horsepower engine was standard fare. For 1969, Porsche moved to the moreefficient, cleaner-burning Bosch mechanical fuel injection system (known as “MFI”), and also to the now-famous, three-model lineup: 911T, 911E and 911S. This lineup survived through 1973. Porsche also increased the wheelbase to a more roadworthy 2,268 cm (up 57 cm from 2,211), giving birth to the SWB (vs. LWB) long-hood 911s. The Targa is born As discussed in our SCM profile of the Porsche 901 prototype cabriolet (May 2017, “German Profile,” p. 76), Porsche initially rejected a convertible for the new 901 based on their latter-year sales of 356 cabs and the state of the market for convertibles in general. Porsche soon second-guessed that decision and consid- ered a cabriolet model. They built at least one prototype but found it too flexible to put into production. They did develop a way to make a 911 cabriolet work — add a roll bar or cage. Initially Porsche marketing people rejected that, but it was rethought to beget the Targa, with a roll bar handsomely encased in a brushed aluminum band. Introduced in mid-1966, the Targa featured a removable front sec- tion and a soft rear window that unzipped and folded into the rear cockpit. The “softie” was changed to a hard glass rear window for 1969, although the soft-window could be special ordered through the 1971 models. Porsche h Porsche h Porsche h d an “oops” year For the 1968 models, the U.S. implemented its first emis- sions laws, and Porsche was caught short. The 911S could not be cl che had an “oops” year For the 1968 models, the U.S. implemented its first emis- sions laws, and Porsche was caught short. The 911S could not be cleaned up and was not available in the U.S. The base-model 911 was offered, along with the one-year-only 911L, which was the base 911 dolled up with S trim and options. Porsche 911s sold in California got the dreaded smog pump. The 130-horsepower engine was standard fare. For 1969, Porsche moved to the more- efficient, cleaner-burning Bosch mechanical fuel injection system (known as “MFI”), and also to the now-famous, three-model lineup: 911T, 911E and 911S. This lineup sur- vived through 1973. Porsche also increased the wheelbase to a more roadworthy 2,268 cm (up 57 cm from 2,211), giv- ing birth to the SWB (vs. LWB) long-hood 911s. The Targa is born As discussed in our SCM profile of the Porsche 901 prototype cabriolet (May 2017, “German Profile,” p. 76), Porsche initially rejected a convertible for the new 901 based on their latter-year sales of 356 cabs and the state of the market for convertibles in general. Porsche soon second-guessed that decision and consid- ered a cabriolet model. They built at least one prototype but found it too flexible to put into production. They did develop a way to make a 911 cabriolet work — add a roll bar or cage. Initially Porsche market- ing people rejected that, but it was rethought to beget the Targa, with a roll bar handsomely encased in a brushed aluminum band. Introduced in mid-1966, the Targa featured a removable front sec- tion and a soft rear window that unzipped and folded into the rear cockpit. The “softie” was changed to a hard glass rear window for 1969, although the soft-window could be special ordered through the 1971 models. able able look these days — were added to the interior. The engine and gearbox numbers matched the Kardex, which was available for viewing. The color was also original — the very desirable Ossi Blue. And lastly, the Targa top was the early soft-window style, also now in vogue. This car carried a readily saleable specification. Gooding estimated its pre-sale in the range of $175,000–$200,000 but offered it with no reserve price, as is common for Gooding and RM Sotheby’s when they expect a car to sell under $250,000. If the car had been a trimmed-up 1968 911L model, the estimates would have been a little higher. If the car had been a rest-of-the-world spec 911S, the pre-sale esti- mates would have been $50,000 to $75,000 higher. On the block, the Ossi Blue Targa hammered at $135,000 for a total of $148,500, including the 10% buyer’s premium. For reference, the next day Gooding offered a quite presentable Polo Red 1967 911S soft-window Targa (Lot 113) with an estimate of $275,000 to $350,000. It was a nosale on the block, but it sold later that day for $285,000. What happened? I believe that bidders knocked down the Ossi Blue car because it did not present very well. I spent a few minutes looking at the car and dismissed it. Unfortunately, I did not evaluate it for original metal vs. rust repair. What I did see was that some of the fitment was a tad random. Some of the trim was worn, especially the very visible Targa top seals. Other parts of the trim were reproduction, while some hoses, clamps and brackets were less than tidy. Finally, the indicated mileage was high at over 100,000. All that said, the car could have gone for more. The new owner can detail the car and increase its value. I’ll call it well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) 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American Profile 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe by Vignale If this car had been Enzo Ferrari’s or Carroll Shelby’s family car for 60 years, it would have sold for five or 10 times more by Tom Cotter Details Years produced: 1952–54 Number produced: 27 Original list price: $8,000 to $11,000, depending on options and body style Current SCM Median Valuation: $550,000 Distributor cap: $50 Chassis # location: On left frame rail Engine # location: Left side of block Web: www.briggscunningham.com Alternatives: 1951–58 Pegaso Z-102, 1951–52 Ferrari 212, 1952 Ferrari 225 road car, 1948 Kurtis Sport Car SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1952 Cunningham C-3 Coupe Lot 21, s/n 5210 Condition 2 Sold at $550,000 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/14 SCM# 232073 Chassis number: 5223 Engine number: C54281979 • The personal car of Briggs Cunningham; retained by him and his family for 61 years • One of just 25 Vignale-bodied C-3s produced • A well-maintained original car, currently registering 10,097 miles • Winner of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) National Automotive Heritage Award • Researched by Cunningham historians Tom Cotter and Larry Berman • The most significant extant C-3, with unbeatable provenance and originality. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 244, sold for $1,100,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, CA, on August 19, 2017. Briggs Cunningham had no intention of becoming an auto manufacturer. His dream was to stand on the winner’s podium at the 24 Heures du Mans, having achieved victory with American cars driven by American drivers. But Le Mans organizers told him that if he wanted to homologate his race cars for the French classic, he was required to be a constructor — similar to Jaguar, Ferrari and Aston Martin — and build a minimum of 25 street cars. 100 So Briggs became a reluctant manufacturer of the Cunningham Continental, later renamed the C-3. Building an American Le Mans racer Initially the crew at B.S. Cunningham Company in West Palm Beach, FL, believed they could build the C-3 entirely in house, but after constructing an awkwardlooking coupe and a roadster, they became convinced the bodies were far too difficult, expensive and time consuming to construct. They built chassis, similar to those in the C-4R and C-4RK race cars that drove to victory at Watkins Glen, Sebring and Elkhart Lake, and sent them to Italy for bodies. The first 10 cars were built on a 105-inch wheelbase chassis, which was increased by two inches for the final 15 cars. Chrysler 331-ci Hemi engines, with stock 2-barrel carburetion, were installed in the chassis. These engines produced 180 horsepower. Four-barrel carburetors were not yet available, so Cunningham’s craftsmen fabricated aluminum log manifolds with four single-barrel Zenith carbs. The resulting 220-horsepower engines were backed with 3-speed Cadillac manual gearboxes in the first four cars. All but one of the remaining C-3 cars got a semi-automatic, clutch-actuated Chrysler Fluidmatic transmission. 1952 Cunningham C-3 West Palm Beach Coupe Lot 240, s/n 5206X Condition 2 Not sold at $550,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183131 1953 Cunningham C-3 Continental Coupe Lot 478, s/n 5211 Condition 2+ Sold at $374,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/18/06 SCM# 42779 Sports Car Market Erik Fuller ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Running chassis were shipped to Torino, Italy, where Carrozzeria Vignale clothed them in a stunning Giovani Michelotti-designed aluminum and steel body. The cars resemble a 1952 Ferrari 212, but 20% larger. Before they were shipped back to the United States, the cars were finished, usually in two- or three-tone paint schemes and trimmed in supple leather. Twice the cost of a new Cadillac Sales manager and lead team driver Phil Walters initially priced the C-3 convertibles at $8,000 and the coupes at $9,000, more than two times the cost of a new Cadillac. The cars were sold to wealthy enthusiasts such as Nelson Rockefeller and Mercury Marine owner Carl Kiekhaefer. When a time-and-materials study was conducted, it showed the company was losing between $2,000 and $4,000 on each car sold — even after prices were increased. A total of 25 cars were built between 1952 and 1954 and, interest- ingly, all 25 still exist today, more than 60 years later. Our subject car, chassis 5223, was the 14th C-3 built and got a 107- inch wheelbase chassis. Because it was Briggs Cunningham’s personal car, and was com- pleted after C-3 production ended, it benefited from the use of later components. Internal documents show the car was the only one built with the later, slightly higher-compression 1954 Chrysler Hemi engine, 4-barrel carburetor and fully automatic Powerflite 2-speed transmission. This car remained in the Cunningham family for 61 years, and it was driven only 10,000 miles. It was first in the possession of Briggs’ first wife, Lucie Bedford Cunningham Warren, and the car was then passed to daughter Lucie Cunningham McKinney. During McKinney’s ownership, it was repainted black and reuphol- stered red, as original, and gained a set of period chrome Chrysler wire wheels. Upon McKinney’s death, the car was sold to a private collector as part of a package that also included her C-3 convertible. A sudden rise in values For decades, Cunningham C-3s were underappreciated, trading in the high five figures up to the low six-figure range. But new C-3 owners have brought renewed enthusiasm and exposure to the brand. At $1.1 million, this is the third C-3 to sell for seven figures. The third coupe built, chassis 5208, sold for $1.2 million at RM Sotheby’s 2016 Monterey auction. McKinney’s former convertible, chassis 5441, was traded privately for three cars plus cash — the equivalent of $1.35 million. Well sold If this car had been Enzo Ferrari’s or Carroll Shelby’s family car for 60 years, it would have sold for five or 10 times more. But considering that Cunningham’s team placed 3rd in the 1953 Le Mans race — in a C5-R car — he never quite earned the same level of fame that Ferrari and Shelby enjoyed. So the $1.1 million realized for Briggs Cunningham’s personal C-3 was spot-on, well sold and well bought. Hopefully the new owner is planning to bring this new purchase to the Greenwich Concours next June, where a planned Cunningham Owner’s Gathering will attempt to assemble all 25 C-3s on the lawn overlooking Long Island Sound. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,200,000 $400,000 $600,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $0 November 2017 $1,210,000 1953 Cunningham C-3 coupe $869,000 This Sale: $1,100,000 $550,000 $407,000 $341,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 101


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Race Car Profile 1970 Porsche 917 K It’s not the best 917K out there, but it’s still a very valuable race car by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1969–71 Number produced: 32 FIA coupes Original list price: DM 160,000 (about $40,000) Current SCM Median Valuation: $2,810,000 Cost per hour to race: $1,500 Chassis # location: Tag on frame on right side of engine compartment Engine # location: On block near rear distributor Club: 917 Chassis Registry Web: http://962.com/registry/917 Alternatives: 1970–71 Ferrari 512S, 512M, 1969 Porsche 908, 1966 Ford GT40 SCM Investment grade: A Comps T he Porsche 917 K was the direct result of years of intense research. Although it employed the most modern concepts in automotive design, the new car was absolutely in keeping with Porsche tradition. The foundation of the new model was an incredibly lightweight aluminum space-frame chassis. Similarly, the suspension systems made extensive use of lightweight materials such as titanium and magnesium. Glued to this frame was a striking, streamlined body made from thin fiberglass. Covered in NACA ducts and suspension-controlled aerodynamic flaps, the shape of the new Porsche was honed in the wind tunnels at the Stuttgart Technical Institute. This magnificent car’s air-cooled flat 12-cylinder engine is an undisputed masterpiece of automotive engineering designed by the legendary Hans Mezger. With dual overhead camshafts, twin-plug ignition, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, dry-sump lubrication and the distinctive, mechanically driven six-blade fan, it delivered 580 bhp at 8,400 rpm in original 4.5-liter form. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 44, sold for $14,080,000 at Gooding & Company’s auction in Pebble Beach, CA, on August 18, 2017. I’m going to open with a few thoughts that we can approach as we consider our subject Porsche: • As originally introduced, the Porsche 917 K was a truly awful, almost undrivable racing car. • With a few almost embarrassingly simple fixes, it became one of the world’s greatest and most dominant racers. • There is no more collectible, desirable or valuable 102 German racing automobile that can be owned than the Porsche 917 K. • Of the roughly 20 “real” 917 K Porsches in private hands, our subject car is arguably the least collectible and thus the least valuable. It was still worth a ton of money. The basic story of the 917 K is so well known that there is no purpose in going into great detail. The overview is that the FIA was trying to slow things down, so for 1969 and through 1971 they set a 3-liter limit on the prototype cars that were considered the marquee cars in international racing. To fill out the grids — and keep the private teams with older cars happy — they included a “Competition Sports Car” class in the Championship, with 50-car minimum production. As the realities of a new season approached, the FIA got scared that they were ruling out important newer cars such as the Porsche 910 and Alfa T33-3 that could be very important to filling grids and delivering a show, so they dropped the minimum production limit for the category to 25 cars. Seizing the opportunity Porsche seems to have been alone in recognizing the opportunity that this presented. This was probably because they had always been in the business of selling their racing cars to outside customers, which meant that there was really no way that they were going to build fewer than 25 of anything they were going to race. If that were the case, then why not utilize the loophole and build a big-engined racer to the Sports Car rules? They had been developing the Porsche 908 for the new Sports Car Market 1970 Ferrari 512 S prototype Lot 208, s/n 1006 Condition 3+ Sold at $3,564,000 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/20/07 SCM# 45283 1970 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder Lot 236, s/n 917/031 Condition 2+ Sold at $3,967,000 Bonhams, Carmel Valley, CA, 8/12/10 SCM# 165587 1971 Ferrari 512 M Group 5 prototype Lot 317, s/n 1024 Condition 2 Sold at $3,234,275 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/18/08 SCM# 116735 Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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series, a 3-liter 8-cylinder racer that was working very well, so it seemed the logical place to start. The engine for the 917 K is effectively a 4.5-liter, 12-cylinder expansion of the 908. Light weight and low drag Working against a very tight schedule and in absolute secrecy, Porsche set to building the required 25 identical racers. By this time the monocoque “tub” chassis structure was more or less standard in English racers, but Porsche stayed with what it knew and built an aluminum tube space frame for the 917, a scaled-up evolution of the design they had been using since the 906. To approach the strength of monocoque without adding much weight, they bonded the fiberglass body directly onto the frame, creating what was effectively a hybrid chassis/body combination. With close to 600 horsepower available from the new engine, Porsche stepped into all-new territory, but they remained fanatical about weight and low drag, both of which were seen as essential for success at Le Mans. One of the fascinating aspects of truly original 917 K Porsches is the cost-is-no-object obsession with minimizing weight that is evident everywhere. Virtually all the fasteners, even relatively minor ones, are titanium, gun-drilled for lightness. The ballast resistors for the ignition are balsa planks wrapped with resistance wire instead of heavy ceramic units. Filter housings, brackets — anything normally made from steel — are titanium. Anything normally aluminum is magnesium. These cars are truly amazing to study in detail. Top speed was going to be essential for the Mulsanne Straight — 3.7 miles of flat-out driving every lap of Le Mans — so the 917 was carefully designed to have as little drag as possible. When the 25 cars were presented to a dumbfounded world in March of 1969, they all carried identical bodywork, an organic, rounded, wind-cheating shape that looked sort of like a muscular 910. A bust in the beginning Unfortunately it turned out that Porsche’s vaunted engineering abilities had done something wrong, and the cars were all but uncontrollable at high speeds. The factory drivers refused to race them and insisted on the 908. Porsche had to find and hire outside drivers to race the 917 in 1969, with one driver losing his life in the process. This was new territory for Porsche. They had never built a car even remotely this fast, so the search for solutions was broad. Was it the aluminum tube frame? How about the suspension? Was 600 horsepower in a 1,700-pound car simply too much to be safe? The 1969 season was miserable for the 917 and anyone who had to drive one. A simple fix — and domination However, in the fall of 1969, the Gulf-Wyer team discovered that the problem was aerodynamic. While optimizing a super low-drag shape, Porsche created an unstable one. The fix was embarrassingly simple — a high, flat rear tail section that sacrificed some drag to generate downforce — and with that change the 917 became stable and easy to drive, even at 200-plus mph. For 1970 and 1971, the Porsche 917 K was almost unbeatable. The 908 had given Porsche its first world championship in 1969, but the 917 K in 1970 and 71 made it three years in a row. Porsche had arrived. From burning to collecting For 1972 the FIA closed the loophole, and the 917 K coupes became another useless old racer, although the turbocharged spyder versions dominated Can-Am until that series ended. Notoriously unsentimental, Porsche scrapped many of the old 917 Ks, even burning some for firerescue training, so there are very few left outside of Porsche’s museum collections. With roughly 20 cars in private hands and most in very long-term ownership, the 917 K is one of the world’s most difficult cars to acquire. There is a wide range of desirability factors in the various cars, based on racing history and originality. Racing history is obvious, with the best ones having long and illus- trious competition résumés, ideally with the Gulf Wyer team, so that they can legitimately wear the iconic blue-and-orange paint jobs. The Porsche Salzburg and Martini teams both fielded factory-backed cars with success, but they don’t have the Steve McQueen connection and are seen as less desirable. A great car — but not the best example Although nobody disputes that our subject car is real — the assembly build sheet from Porsche to Jo Siffert when he bought it is readily available — it falls short on many of the desirability factors that influence value. First, it has no real history; it was used as a practice and training car and never saw a start, much less a checkered flag. Its only right to the Gulf blue-and-orange paint was from the “Le Mans” movie filming. Second, it was wrecked and scrapped by the factory in February 1970 — and then somehow reconstituted with a different frame a few months later. Remember that the 917 K body is structurally bonded to the frame, so it is difficult to think of them as separate. What got changed? At least that was the factory; more vexing is the fact that it got a replacement frame in recent years. That change was then apparently undone in favor of the original frame very recently. What? How much of the body survived? How many of the wonderful, weird original bits are still there? Maybe it doesn’t really matter. If someone really wants a 917 K, there aren’t many options. I’m not aware of any other 917 K coupes available anywhere at any price. Although it is not the greatest example, this car was real and was available for purchase. The market then set the value. Nobody knows what a really great 917 K might be worth, but we now know the floor of current values. 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Next Gen Profile 1995 McLaren F1 Changing demographics at the top of the collector car tree? Here’s the proof by Simon Kidston Details Years produced: 1994–98 Numbers produced: 64 road cars, seven prototypes, 28 GTR racing cars, five LM road cars, two GT road cars. Total 106 Original list price U.K.: £540,000 ($800,000 equivalent) in 1994 Current SCM Median Valuation: $12,250,000 Tune-up cost: $10,000 Chassis # location: Below carpet on right-side cabin floor Engine # location: On right hand bank (cylinder 1 to 6) towards the rear section of the block Web: www.cars.mclaren.com Alternatives: 1995–97 Ferrari F50, 1992–95 Bugatti EB110, 1991–93 Jaguar XJ220 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: SA9AB5AC5S1048044 • Single-owner McLaren F1 Chassis 044, 37th off the assembly line • The first fully federalized McLaren F1 to be imported to the U.S. • One of seven U.S. F1s. • Original Base Silver paint and black/gray Connolly leather T 104 he car was purchased new by the consignor in July 1996. He then embarked on a European road trip covering about half of the 9,600 miles on the car’s odometer. From the factory, 044 was shipped to New York, where it was converted to meet federal specs by Ameritech and delivered to the consignor. During the conversion, no part of the car was physically altered in any way that could not be put back to its 100% original form. All of the Ameritech conversion items have been carefully removed from the vehicle, leaving it in its original, as-delivered specification. The car was serviced in May 2002 (7,071 miles) and in October 2009 (8,731 miles) and prior to sale at McLaren of Philadelphia. It comes with a complete toolkit and many other original extras including full luggage set, F1 Autoglym detailing kit, complete tool roll, car cover, Heuer watch, owner’s books and manuals. It also has all the major, original components that were removed from the car during services such as the fuel cell and tires. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 73, sold for $15,620,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale in Carmel, CA, on August 18, 2017. Right, full disclosure first: I’ve personally owned an F1 for many years and was the underbidder in the auction, on behalf of a client for whom we’re building a unique collection. How times change. I remember showing one of the world’s most celebrated Ferrari collectors around a delivery-mileage F1 I was auctioning in 1998. “I don’t see how you can ask this much,” he frowned, adding, “After all, it’s just a road car...” The price? $500,000. Parallels are often drawn between the F1 and 250 GTO, and we’ve all heard the stories of GTOs being traded for peanuts when just a few years old and of no practical use. Both wiped the floor with the opposition in GT racing, the F1 even winning the Le Mans 24 Hours outright on its first attempt, and both had impeccable pedigree from Day One: marque, designer, specification, sex appeal and rarity. The F1 was the fastest, most expensive production car ever offered for sale when it appeared to worldwide amazement back in May 1992. A top speed of 241 mph, barely 3.0 seconds from standstill to 60 mph and a price tag of almost $1 million captured the headlines, but the global economy was on its knees, the collector car market had collapsed, and F1 sales never fulfilled its makers’ hopes. 1997 McLaren F1 Lot 51, Chassis 066 Condition: 1- Sold at $8,470,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/17/13 SCM# 227450 1998 McLaren F1 Lot 107, Chassis 073 Condition: 1 Sold at $13,750,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/15/15 SCM# 6796754 1995 McLaren F1 Lot 146, Chassis 062 Condition 2 Sold at $3,575,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/2010 SCM# 165783 Sports Car Market Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams


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Demand for a racing GTR version added a few sales, but total production amounted to just 106 cars (100 survive). Bad for McLaren, good for collectors. Still unique, still dominant What’s happened since? Perspective. Rivals have built faster, arguably better cars for both road and track, just as any great design is superseded, but nobody has yet convinced the collecting elite that they’ve come up with a more single-minded, well-executed and utterly dominant package than the F1. All the combined might of Ferrari and Porsche, not to mention latter-day McLaren, hasn’t yet delivered a car capable of the same spine-tingling driver involvement, unique layout (the three-seater, owner-on-his-central-throne configuration) and, most unrepeatable and credibility-enhancing of all, “beat that” racing supremacy. Taking a further step back, you could argue that nothing else built since the GTO of 1962 boasts that combination, hence why collectors woke up to the F1 a decade ago and prices have “steadily rocketed.” It’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy: Aspiring collectors covet what opinion leaders own, and when the Laurens, Masons, Sachs and Strolls of this world set an example, others take notice. Surging values since 2015 Auction sales haven’t always been the best barometer for F1s, but in 2008, RM sold the ex-Park Lane showroom car for an unheard-of $4.2 million. Prices quickly climbed to $6 million, then $7 million, crossing into eight figures around 2013. In 2014, Gooding offered a white F1 that wasn’t entirely fresh, and its non-sale halted the market in its tracks. Not until RM Sotheby’s 2015 sale of the modified orange “Pinnacle Collection” F1 did it take off again. We’ve handled five in the past 12 months at prices ranging from around $10 million for a long-tail GTR (the “value” F1 due to limited usability) to well over $20 million for unique examples. After lagging for years, short-tail GTRs now command the same as road cars. One of the best GTRs changed hands two years ago for just over $20 million, and another iconic GTR has recently done the same. A very low-mileage road car in a livery that might not suit everyone is available currently for $25 million. History, care and completeness count Factors determining value are history (accidents are very harmful — ask Mr. Bean), mileage, color, maintenance record and completeness (good old books, tools, plus tool chest, luggage and the cheap Heuer watch owners received). For GTRs, it’s all about a car’s racing record. Uniquely important for F1s, given their high value and relative youth (they don’t qualify for historic-car import tax reductions in most countries) is whether they have EU taxes paid. If they don’t, that’s another 20% to 30%... The auction car was a one-owner F1 in a safe color scheme, with normal mileage (9,600), all its accessories and no prangs. On the minus side, it hadn’t been serviced frequently, will need a new clutch, fuel tank and tires soon (the vendor is paying some costs but not installation) and it had received a second, non-factory serial number when imported to the U.S. in ’98, which is no longer required. Our instructions were to bid if it were keenly priced. The client wasn’t crazy about silver or paying import taxes for the EU, its final destination. Bidding started below $10 million, with a Hong Kong-based collector, a German on the telephone, a Brit dealer and I fighting it out. I stopped at $14.1m, the reserve was lifted and the dealer got it, presumably for a client, at $14.2m, or $15.62m with premium. The seller was rumored to want $17m before the auction. I doubt he’s too unhappy about the return on his 1996 investment: fairly bought, fairly sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $16,000,000 $20,000,000 $8,000,000 $12,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 November 2017 $3,300,000 (GTR version) $5,280,000 (GTR version) 2012 2013 2014 2015 N/A 2016 105 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years 1995 McLaren F1 $13,750,000 $8,470,000 This Sale: $15,620,000


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Next Gen Profile The Cumberford Perspective More than 20 years on, is the McLaren F1 still the best sports car ever made? By Robert Cumberford 2 1 3 V W’s Bugattis are faster, Lamborghini’s Miura more beautiful, and current McLarens are arguably better looking and almost certainly quicker, but the landmark McLaren F1 was conceived to be, was, and remains today the ultimate mid-engine supercar. This car is not for posers. To realize what it offers, one must really know how to drive and be committed to doing it well all the time. Yet it seems to be more reasonably usable in daily service than any other such device, despite entry idiosyncrasies. Only three marques have won Le Mans the first time out. Two pulled off the feat in the first 26 years (with only 16 runnings), but only McLaren has in the nearly seven decades since 1949 with this ultimate road — not racing — car with Peter Stevens’ wonderful, matter-of-fact shape. The first time I saw a McLaren F1, two things struck me immediately. First, it’s a small vehicle. Compared to say, a Diablo, it’s truly diminutive, one of the most tightly packed volumes imaginable. The other surprise was the centerline profile, a single, nearly flat curve from the front bumper up to the in-roof induction air intake, without a break at the base of the panoramic windshield. Then the rear deck is nearly flat, parallel to the ground plane, rather like the Alfa Giulia sedan, another aerodynamic anomaly. It’s a magnificent achievement. ♦ 106 6 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 This tiny toll-paying window requires a very long-armed driver or a passenger. 2 More racer than road car in conception, the high air intake is both dramatic and practical in avoiding road debris. 3 “Eyebrows” above headlamp transparencies are a rather odd touch, but they are effective graphically as surface decoration. 4 Not a traditional British sports car “starting handle” hole, but one presumes it has a well-thought-out function all the same. 5 Double nostrils were studied for Corvettes in the 1950s, used by Ferrari in 8 9 7 the 1960s, and are perfectly proportioned here in the 1990s. 6 The least harmonious aspect of the design is this sharp bottom break point at the side-treatment indent, emphasized by the triangular door cut. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The driver must rely on these large, carefully placed mirrors to know what’s going on behind him. Not that anyone could catch him or her, so perhaps it doesn’t matter. 8 The split backlight does very little for the driver, but the cockpit ambiance must be more agreeable with the additional light provided. 9 What would a British sports car be without an artfully composed set of louvers? Here they’re unobtrusive but presumably absolutely necessary. 10 Simple pairs of round lights have worked well for America and Italy, so why not here? 11 There is no sharp delineating surface break between the sides and tail, but the rear fascia is almost flat, a pure expression of functionality of form. 12 A clever design feature is use of the side-treatment rib as an alignment guide for the doors, rather like tapered cones in Kiekert-Mercedes door latches to assure accurate fit. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Luxury? Not if you want great swathes of dead animal skin and dead tree body to soothe your eyes — or bright trim pieces to satisfy your inner magpie sensibility. This is as deadly serious a cockpit as you’re ever likely to encounter. It is more akin aesthetically to space capsules and fighter plane cockpits than to fancy GTs that do minimal miles every year. I have no idea of the function of that rod on the top of the port side console/ tunnel, but I have no doubt that it does exactly what it is supposed to — and does it extremely well. Form follows function, indeed. 4 12 11 Sports Car Market 10


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Sports Car Market AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends $133m RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, p. 118 $91.5m Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, p. 130 $55m Bonhams, Carmel, CA, p. 144 $33.5m Mecum, Monterey, CA, p. 158 $8.5m Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, p. 174 $7m Worldwide, Pacific Grove, CA, p. 184 ™


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Market Reports Overview Monterey 2017 Sets a Measured Market Rare, special cars roar, lesser collectibles ease into the slow lane, and barn finds limp along Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Garrett Long M 1. 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 roadster, $22,550,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 120 2. 1995 McLaren F1 coupe, $15,620,000—Bonhams, CA, p. 146 3. 1970 Porsche 917 K racer, $14,080,000—Gooding & Co., CA, p. 136 4. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB coupe, $8,305,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 122 5. 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 Lightweight racer, $8,000,000— Bonhams, CA, p. 146 6. 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III coupe, $5,335,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 122 7. 1950 Ferrari 166 MM 212 Export Uovo coupe, $4,510,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 122 8. 1956 Maserati A6G54 coupe, $4,400,000—Gooding & Co., CA, p. 140 9. 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial 735 Spider, $3,850,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 122 10. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe, $3,795,000—Mecum Auctions, CA, p. 166 Best Buys 1963 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 convertible, $118,250—Worldwide Auctioneers, CA, p. 186 112 onterey 2017 showed us this: The market continues to ease back from the high-energy years of 2014–15 — except for rare, bluechip cars, which are soaring. RM Sotheby’s took home the total sale crown at Monterey with a $132.8m total, $15m more than last year. As they have for the past five years, RM Sotheby’s averaged more than a million dollars per car and sold over 82% of their lots — all while working around construction at their usual Monterey venue. Gooding & Company did quite well too, selling 80% of their lots with an average of $850k per car. Their results are down from previous years — mostly because of the softer market for many lower-level cars. Gooding can take pride that their flagship Pebble Beach auction is easily one of the best during Monterey Car Week, and $91.4m in sales makes most auction companies water at the mouth. Bonhams’ results from the previous years are all over the board. After hitting a blazing $107.7m in 2014, Bonhams’ sales have cooled. But this year they hit $55m total, with an 80% sales rate. Bonhams seems to have found their groove, as their past three Quail Lodge auctions are among their best. Russo and Steele’s sales total dropped from $10.8m in 2016 to $8.5m this year. But even with the drop, Russo and Steele had a sales rate of 57%, which is right in line with previous years. Russo and Steele’s Monterey totals have ranged from $12.1m to $8.1 million from 2012 through 2017, so they’re in their usual territory. Worldwide had a busy Monterey Car Week while carving out a piece of the heavily contested Monterey pie. Although they were Monterey newcomers, Worldwide knows how to run an auction and totaled $7.4m in sales with a 69% sales rate. Worldwide had the fewest lots offered in Monterey at 74, but as they establish themselves as regulars, I doubt that finding more consignments in the future will be a problem. Mecum eased back into their comfort zone, as the average car sold was $102k versus the $145.7k from last year. While they were down $16m from last year, they also offered 63 fewer lots and had a 2% higher sales rate. Garrett’s Market Moment: When we’re not spread- ing avocado onto our toast or killing something else you love, we Millennials love Skylines and other forbidden Japanese Domestic Market fruit. I could wax poetic all day about how 1990s JDM sports cars are the perfect mix of analog driving, legendary powerplants and cutting-edge technology. I could go on about how they are among the last modern sports cars to sport simple, timeless designs Hunting for Skylines — the Millennials’ future collecting mantra? Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue $33.5m August 16–19, 2017 Pacific Grove, CA August 17, 2017 August 17–19, 2017 August 18, 2017 Pebble Beach, CA August 18–19, 2017 August 18–19, 2017 $0 $25m $50m $75m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts without being weighed down under safety regulations. But the market is already doing that for me. Bonhams sold a 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R with fewer than 6,000 miles for $86,900, and I’d call that a deal. Millennials like me, who are now scraping by to afford a small part of this all-consuming hobby, are going to bring more cash to the auction floor before you know it. When that day comes, we’re going hunting for these low-mileage Skylines, especially in America. The next-gen Skyline, the R33, will be available to im- port next year, and the legendary R34 will be available in 2024. There are already R34s in climate-controlled rooms waiting to cross the block in America. Skylines bring results, and the market hasn’t wised up to the later gens yet. In 10 years, thank me for his heads-up — while I bid against you for JDM blue-chippers. ♦ RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA Gooding & Co. Bomhams Carmel, CA Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Worldwide $7.4m $8.5m $55.9m $91.5 $133m $100m $125m $150m Monterey, CA Mecum 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB sedan, $115,500—Gooding & Co., CA, p. 136 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, $660,000—Bonhams, CA, p. 153 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5 coupe, $51,700—Worldwide Auctioneers, CA, p. 190 1937 Bugatti Type 57 cabriolet, $572,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 120 Sports Car Market


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Feature Monterey Car Week Grows Up 20 Years of Monterey Totals Much has changed on the Peninsula in two decades. Here’s a glance at auction totals and a few snapshots of car prices through the years $500m 2003: Bonhams & Butterfields totals $2m at Quail Lodge $450m 1997: 1988 Ferrari Testarossa sells for $70k at Christie’s $400m 2004: Gooding & Company’s first auction makes $12.2m 2006: Bricked-up Aston Martin DB4 gets $149k $300m Stratos Rally brings $43k at Christie’s Torrey Pines Butterfields sells an $8,625 Lalique glass mascot $250m 1999: RM Auctions, in their third year in Monterey, brings $17.5m $200m 2000: 1923 Bugatti Type 32 Tank Replica earns $105k at Christie’s $150m $134,839,073 $100m 2001: 1951 Ferrari 340 America berlinetta sells for $391k at Christie’s $79,097,518 $53,547,508 $50m $30,769,291 $14,030,000 0 $44,102,785 $31,787,883 $24,523,275 $48,416,231 $35,103,100 2005: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Alloy NART Spyder sells for $3.9m at Gooding 2007: Christie’s last car auction 2002: Bonhams & 1998: 1972 Lancia $100,307,133 ̈Feature Monterey Car Week Grows Up 20 Years of Monterey Totals on the Peninsula in two decades. Here’s a glance at auctio 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007


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2015: Enter the JDM cars: 1973 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR earns $176k at RM Sotheby’s 2013: Gooding & Co. sells a 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster for $1.4m $463,744,226 2016: Gooding & Co. totals $130m at Pebble Beach $343,359,956 $396,732,789 2011: 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa brings $16.4m at Gooding $307,647,365 2010: Mecum sells a 1967 L88 Corvette for $1.3m $257,538,325 2009: 1965 Shelby Daytona brings $7.6m at Mecum 2014: Bonhams sells a $38m Ferrari 250 GTO $197,732,538 2008: RM sells 12 cars at $1m or more $171,938,572 2012: 48 cars sell for $1m or more on the Peninsula $138,996,425 2017: RM Sotheby’s totals $133m $329,596,880 $119,784,028 ̈2015: Enter the JDM cars: 1973 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR earns $1 TR earns $176k at RM Sotheby’s 2013: Gooding & Co. sells a 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


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Market Reports Monterey Overview Buy/Sell/Hold Pierre Hedary and Stephen Serio pick the cars to buy, keep and sell after Monterey Car Week Pierre Hedary’s Picks: Buy: Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0/500SLC — In 1977, Mercedes recast the block of their M117 engine in Reynolds 390 alloy and installed it, along with a special rear suspension, in the 107 SLC. Only 2,700 examples were built for the European market from 1977 to ’81, making these more rare than the W198 coupe and roadster or the 280SE 43.5 cabriolet. The historical significance of Mercedes-Benz’s underappreciated V8 rally car is just starting to be fully understood in the United States, but these cars have quite a following in Europe, with enthusiasts siphoning the best cars out of the U.S. market at a frightening pace. The sale of Lot 23 at Worldwide’s Pacific Grove auction for $51,700 was an unprecedented high result — more than twice the usual price for comparable examples. The days are coming when any 5 liter SLC (designated by VIN sequence 107.026) is going to be hard to find on our shores, so if you want one, buy it now before they all end up as $50k– $75k cars in Europe. Sell: 1997–98 Porsche 993 Turbos — The last two years of production for an iconic car always seems to be the best proposition for long-term value, but even the best cars experience price stagnation. The highest prices are almost always tied to very-low-mileage examples, so if you own a sub-10k-mile 1997–98 993 Turbo, putting miles on it could result in a loss. Right now, the market is hungry for museum-quality examples. If you bought one of these prior to 2014, right now might be the most profitable time to sell. The 9,500-mile 1997 993 Turbo S at Gooding’s Pebble Beach sale (Lot 138) brought a healthy $385k, but most seem to be selling for $250k–$300k. The Gooding sale is a clear indicator of the top of the market. If you’re waiting for prices to go up further, you might be waiting for a long time. Hold: Pegaso Z-102 — Amid the standard auction offerings from RM Sotheby’s and Gooding, one really stood out: Lot 265, the 1954 Pegaso Z-102 by Saoutchik at RM Sotheby’s. Many collectors don’t know the incredible history of the Pegaso brand, and the potency of its twin-cam V8 engine is also surprising to many. This example had the four carburetors as well. With extreme rarity, incredible performance, amazing coachwork and spectacular engineering, one asks why these are not selling for $2 million to $3 million. The bid of $500,000 earlier this year for an example at Gooding’s Amelia Island sale, and the $770,000 sale price of RM Sotheby’s example tell me that the market for the Pegaso has not arrived — but it will. 116 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Market Reports Monterey Overview Stephen Serio’s Picks: Buy: Find what is unrepeatable — and go after it with vim, vigor and gusto. Think of the sublime 1975 Porsche 914 1.8 with 3,200 miles ($93,500) to the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 cars at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction. In short, cars that cannot be easily duplicated anywhere are the ones to get. Rare rides that simply can’t be comped are the dream and desire of the 2017 collector, and this is a good and strong trend. The market shakeout during the past 36 months showed that the buyers who are in this for the long run have needs, sophistication and knowledge that has grown with speed that is akin to mobile-phone technology. I’ve noted two sales from the RM Sotheby’s offerings already, with my third favorite being their 1951 Porsche 356 coupe that sold for over $1m. Try and find another quality car like that — and call me when you do. Sell: Monterey 2017 piled on the downward trend for the following great cars: Dinos, Ferrari 512 BBis, Ferrari 365 GT 2+2s, Ferrari 330 GTCs, early Porsche 911s and Porsche 930s. This might be time to unload your Lamborghini Countach or Diablo. None of these are questionable cars to collect, but if you need the money, cut your imaginary profit down a bit and don’t try to catch that falling knife. Hold: What we have here are the Three Horseman of slow and steady growth: the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and Roadster, Shelby Cobras (260, 289 and 427) and the Porsche 356 Speedster in restored or barn-find condition. All three of these cars benefit from being usable, reliable — and they drop great opportunity on your lap for rallies, weekend driving or concours events. Keep the “for sale” signs off if you’re lucky enough to own one. © November 2017 117 BUY SELL HOLD


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA RM Sotheby’s — Monterey 2017 RM Sotheby’s leads Monterey in a flurry of record-setting sales of high-quality cars Company RM Sotheby’s Date August 18–19, 2017 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 103/116 Sales rate 89% Sales total $132,790,950 High sale Aston Martin DBR1 roadster, sold at $22,550,000 Buyer’s premium Interesting and unique cars were in abundance, such as this 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II coupe, sold at $770,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics S tating that RM Sotheby’s August Monterey sale was a success would be a bit of an understatement. When the dust cleared, RM Sotheby’s real- ized close to $133 million in transactions, sold 32 cars for over a million dollars each and set multiple records in the process. All this took place under makeshift conditions, as the Portola Resort and Spa was still undergoing a rather extensive remodel. So a large tent — rather than the usual posh ballroom — was the auction site. Despite the conditions, RM Sotheby’s proved they know how to run an auction. Ferraris took center stage, with the Ferrari Performance Collection selling for $16.5 million. The collection consisted of a single-owner group of 13 lowmileage and well-maintained Ferraris that spanned a 50-year period. The headliner was the silver 1961 250 GT SWB that realized $8,305,000. Sixteen more Ferraris were presented, with a 2015 LaFerrari selling for $3,410,000 and a 1955 121 LM by Scaglietti — finished in a striking shade of light blue — realizing $5,720,000. Scuderia Ferrari ran the 121 LM in both the 1955 Mille Miglia and 24 Hours of Le Mans. On the other end of the spectrum, RM Sotheby’s offered two Peels. The 1965 Trident realized $121,000, and the 1964 P50 sold for $140,250. The P50 holds the distinction of being the smallest production automobile ever produced, and it does not have a reverse gear. But 118 it does have a handle in back, so you can pick up the car and turn it around. At 130 pounds, the P50 just might have been one of the most expensive “by-the-pound” cars sold at Monterey. American cars, which at one time were a staple of RM Sotheby’s auctions, were few and far between. However, a stunning 1936 Auburn Supercharged Speedster sold for $1,017,000. Over the past five years or so, these cars have steadily climbed the value charts, and I see no reason why the trend shouldn’t continue. Only about 150 were produced, and they are true examples of the Art Deco era. This one was finished in black with blackwall tires and a red leather interior that sharply contrasted the black for a great look. The star of the show was the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 that realized $22,550,000. It was the first of five constructed, and several of the greats, including Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby and Jack Brabham, raced the car. Porsches have been in the auction spotlight of late, and the 1951 356 1500 coupe by Reutter was a star. It flew past the high estimate and sold for $1,017,500. It wore a stunning restoration, retained its original 1500 motor and had eyecatching green leather seats. It received a great deal of well-deserved attention. Prior to the auction there was the usual specu- lation regarding how well RM Sotheby’s would perform. Well, that was answered in spades, as the auction powerhouse dropped a royal flush. RM Sotheby’s has been nimble and quick on their feet in adjusting to the changing requirements of their clients — and this company will continue to be a cornerstone of Monterey Car Week. ♦ Sales Totals $180m $150m $120m $90m $60m $30m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA ENGLISH #148-1956 ASTON MARTIN DBR1 roadster. S/N: DBR11. Eng. # RB63003. Green/tan fabric. RHD. The first of five DBR1s produced. Extensive early racing history, with victory at 1959 Nürburgring with Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman at the wheel. Refurbished in 1976 with engine rebuild. Was raced at Goodwood Revival by Brian Redman. A correct and well-presented example. Stated to be arguably the most sigSotheby’s Monterey, CA ENGLISH #148-1956 ASTON MARTIN DBR1 roadster. S/N: DBR11. Eng. # RB6- 3003. Green/tan fabric. RHD. The first of five DBR1s produced. Extensive early rac- ing history, with victory at 1959 Nürburgring with Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman at the wheel. Refurbished in 1976 with engine re- build. Was raced at Goodwood Revival by Brian Redman. A correct and well-presented example. Stated to be arguably the most sig- TOP- TOP 10 No. 1 at La Jolla concours. Maintained in concoursready condition. A striking Bugatti. Cond: 1-. factory design features including set-back radiator. Fitted with set of Karl Baisch luggage that sits behind seats. Only 83 cabriolets constructed and only 32 of this version. Wonderful wood and pearl dash. Offered without reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,585,000. A stunning example of a Sport Cabriolet and close to a Special Roadster in design. The three-year-old restoration is crisp and will attract a crowd at every outing. A very exciting Mercedes-Benz. #247-1951 PORSCHE 356 1500 coupe. SOLD AT $572,000. Sold for well under expectations. A well-known Bugatti, especially on the West Coast. The unusual livery along with the body modifications just may have been an issue. Regardless, the new owner has a striking Type 57 for far less than the cost of restoration. SOLD AT $22,550,000. A record was set for an English car at auction after spirited bidding by two phone bidders. The impeccable provenance and racing record with some of the greatest names in racing as drivers makes this a most desirable Aston Martin. A strong but well-deserved price. (See profile, p. 94.) FRENCH #243-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 35C Grand Prix roadster. S/N: 4572. Blue/brown leather. RHD. The original Type 35 was introduced at the grand Prix of Lyon in 1924. The Type 35C featured a Roots supercharger, and only 50 examples were produced. This example was once owned by J.B. Nethercutt and raced by Dr. Richard Riddell for three decades. Bodywork replaced in late ’60s, and reproduction chassis plate. An authentic Type 35C Bugatti. Cond: 3-. GERMAN #246-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Offener Tourenwagen tourer. S/N: 123724. Eng. # 123724. Oak Green/green canvas/tan leather. Odo: 37,019 miles. A recent restoration by marque expert. Class award winner at 2015 Pebble Beach concours. Single-family ownership for 63 years. One of only 16 examples produced; one of four thought to survive. Fitted with large Bosch headlamps and unusual Hopako touring trunk. Powered by straight-eight engine with Roots supercharger. Striking wood and pearl dash. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 1-. S/N: 11111. Eng. # 30069. Black/green leather. Odo: 40 miles. One of about 1,103 hand-built 356s built in 1951. A four-year restoration completed in 2010. Has correct square-weave carpeting and restored instruments and ivory steering wheel. The original engine, the ninth 1500 Type 527 built, was rebuilt. Numerous concour wins. A sensational example. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,017,500. Porsches have been hot property of late, but this one has the valueguide folks updating their books. Has to be some sort of record for a 356 at public sale, as it flew past the high estimate after spirited bidding. SOLD AT $1,540,000. A stunning MercedesBenz at a stunning price. Does not have the flair of the Special Roadster, but still a dramatic car. Also not as common. Will be a sensation whenever shown, especially with unique trunk. Price seemed reasonable, all things considered. SOLD AT $1,155,000. A vintage race-proven Type 35 Bugatti with an early mystique. Bugattis continue to be in high demand and prices have been on the rise accordingly. The new owner is joining a fun group, as the American Bugatti Club is active and enjoyable. #123-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 cabriolet. S/N: 57156. Brown/brown fabric/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 13,528 km. Known history with several chassis changes. Restored by Alan Taylor in early 2000s with new fenders and door skins. Fitted luggage and wine basket added. Shown on numerous occasions with 2013 Best of Show BEST BUY 120 #257-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Cabriolet A. S/N: 154146. Burgundy/tan fabric/Biscuit leather. Odo: 33,846 km. Recent restoration by marque expert. Won Best of Show at 2015 Arizona Concours. Special SOLD AT $93,500. This was last seen at Auctions America’s November Hilton Head sale, where it realized $40,700 (SCM# 6809712). Less than a year later the buyer rings the bell as he flips it for a nice return. These were sold as Volkswagens in Europe and with the smaller, yet original, 1.8-L motor in this car, I don’t see the value here but hope the buyer has a use for it. #230-2015 PORSCHE 918 Spyder. S/N: WP0CA2A15FS800089. Basalt Black Metallic/ Onyx Black leather. Odo: 1,189 miles. One Sports Car Market #112-1975 PORSCHE 914/4 convertible. S/N: 4752906850. Yellow/tan vinyl. Odo: 3,192 miles. A clean and original Porsche 914 with only 3,192 miles showing. The door seals show slightest hint of use, but not much else evident after quick inspection. Equipped with air and Blaupunkt radio. Also tinted windshield and center console. Complete documentation and books/records. Cond: 1-.


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA of 918 total and one of only 294 for U.S. delivery. Offered with optional Front Axle Lift System. A “super-hybrid” with two electric motors, one partnered with the V8 and the other providing drive to front axle. Recent service and complete with books, records and tools. An engineering marvel. Cond: 1-. serial number and the suffix AL for “America Lungo.” SOLD AT $1,842,500. A must for any supercar collection. At least two agreed, as the bidding went past the high estimate. Will cause a commotion at the next PCA outing! ITALIAN #152-1950 FERRARI 166 MM 212 Export “Uovo” coupe. S/N: 024MB. Silver Blue/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 24,847 km. Nicknamed “Uovo,” or “egg” in Italian due to its unique design. One-off coachwork by Fontana. Extensive early race history including Targa Florio and Mille Miglia. Restored and participated in 1986 Mille Miglia. A number of well-known owners including Pete Lovely. Thirty years of single ownership. A significant early Ferrari. Cond: 2+. TOP 10 No. 7 #151-1953 ABARTH 1100 Sport coupe. S/N: 205104. Eng. # 594933. White/blue leather. RHD. One of four Abarth 205 competition chassis and the only one to be bodied by Ghia. Found in a barn in 1982 and received a five-year restoration beginning in 2010. Won its class at 2015 Pebble Beach and in contention for Best of Show. A low profile with unusual light blue leather seating. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $5,335,000. Price paid was in the expected range, and now the question is whether to restore or enjoy as-is. If it were mine, I would drive for a few years, then decide. Just wish I was in the position to have to make that choice. A stunning motorcar. #155-1959 MASERATI 3500 GT Spyder. SOLD AT $891,000. A striking car that debuted at the 1953 Turin Auto Salon and the 1954 New York Auto Show. Will be a welcomed addition at most any event. A quality restoration that was researched for authenticity. Sold as expected, but new owner should be ecstatic, as he has a most desirable automobile. (See profile, p. 96.) SOLD AT $4,510,000. How much do you pay for history? In this case, a bunch, but well worth it. Bulletproof documentation and a restoration that is very presentable. Eligible for any and all events. #142-1952 FERRARI 342 AMERICA cabriolet. S/N: 0232AL. Metallic green & white/green fabric/white & green leather. Odo: 213 miles. One of the rarest of the road-going Ferraris. The first of only six and the only one by Vignale. Equipped with its original V12 engine. Restored in 2007 with engine-turned dashboard and front bumper added. Rarely displayed to the public. Enzo Ferrari actually owned one. A rare and very desirable Ferrari. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,255,000. Price paid was as expected, and with the number offered at the RM Sotheby’s event, there were more than enough to choose from. This was a rare and desirable road Ferrari with an even 122 #252-1954 FERRARI 500 MONDIAL 735 Spider. S/N: 0448MD. Red/tan leather. RHD. Born as the 12th of 13 Pinin Farina Spiders built. Fitted with 735 engine prior to leaving factory, providing an additional 75 horsepower. Extensive early successful racing history. Fitted with aluminum passenger’s seat cover. Engine bay clean but not detailed. Seldom seen in recent years. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 9 S/N: AM101268. Pastel yellow/tan fabric/ turquoise & white leather. Odo: 531 miles. A one-off design by Pietro Frua. Equipped with desirable 5-speed transmission and disc brakes. Restoration began in early ’80s and completed in 1991. Was freshened with a respray in 2000. Engine compartment a bit ragged and has a few paint chips. Sun visors missing when car inspected. Unusual turquoise and white seating. A striking and unique design. Cond: 2-. headlamps. Fitted with one-off taillights. Restored in the ’70s and properly maintained since. Has a pleasant patina with lived-in leather seating. A desirable road-going Superamerica. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $605,000. This Maserati 3500 GT Spyder is in need of a little TLC. Hopefully the new owner will provide the love and care it deserves. Wonderful lines and overall design. Could be a smash. #220-1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N: 2985. Eng. # 2985. Silver/black leather. Odo: 79,386 miles. One of 167 examples built and one of approximately 90 Lusso variants. Recent mechanical refreshening with Platinum Award upon completion in 2016. Participated twice in Colorado Grand. Known history from new, with 40-year ownership by two well-known Ferrari collectors. A highly authentic 250 GT with build sheets and period Ferrari paperwork. An exceptional motorcar. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 4 SOLD AT $3,850,000. A significant Ferrari that sold for a touch under expectations. A rare 4-cylinder that will be accepted at most any event. TOP 10 No. 6 #249-1959 FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA Series III coupe. S/N: 1305SA. Eng. # 1305SA. British Racing Green/tan leather. Odo: 57,305 km. One of 12 Series III Superamericas produced. Correct matching-numbers drivetrain. Correct covered SOLD AT $8,305,000. The headliner of the Ferrari Performance Collection. One of—if not the most—desirable Ferraris of late. Fully Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA documented and restored to perfection. Hits all the buttons, and as such, the price was as expected. #158-1961 GHIA L6.4 coupe. S/N: 0302. Black/black leather. Odo: 45,254 miles. The first L6.4 of just 26. Thought to have been first owned by Peter Lawford. George Barris “Rat Pack” modifications. Fitted with special gauge cluster and air. Powered by Chrysler “Wedge” V8. A comprehensive three-year restoration recently completed. An outstanding example. Cond: 1-. books and records. Known history from new. A very desirable 275 GTB. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,575,000. Another of the very desirable Ferrari offerings that brought strong money. An ideal Ferrari for touring or the show field. Pricey but well worth the expenditure. #218-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N: 10147. Eng. # 10147. Rosso Chiaro/black leather. Odo: 82,577 km. A desirable four-cam with known history since constructed in July of 1967. Restored over the years with recent cosmetic restoration. Powered by Tipo 213 V12 motor. Classiche Red Book certification. Complete with full set of books and records. About as good as it gets. Cond: 1-. and this was the 40th. Equipped with factory Borletti a/c and Borrani wires. Single-family ownership since 1983. Referred to as the “Hidden Spyder” as it was stored for 20 years. New paint and upholstery in 1977. Recent engine work and detailing. Mouse hair in decent condition and Daytona seats show mild wear. Paint a bit edgy. Low miles thought to be original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $418,000. Condition and celebrity ownership are the tickets to ride. In this case they pushed this stunning example to the second-highest-priced L6.4 in our database. Up there, but not silly money. #117-1964 MASERATI 5000 GT coupe. S/N: AM103016. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 66,695 miles. This was Briggs Cunningham’s personal 5000 GT. Unique coachwork from Michelotti. One of just 34 5000 GTs built, all slightly different. This was thought to be the quickest. It was restored in Europe in early 1990s. Paint and brightwork showing age and in need of attention. Interior very presentable. A very desirable and correct Maserati. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,025,000. This was last seen at Gooding’s March 2011 sale, where it realized $1,155,000 (SCM# 2189391). The on-site reporter stated it was well bought, but he had no idea just how well bought it was. The market for quality Ferraris is unabated and there is no end in sight. #245-1969 FERRARI 365 GTS Spider. S/N: 12163. Avorio/black vinyl/Nero leather. Odo: 91,675 km. The Brussels Motor Show car. One of just 20 produced and the first production model. A recent authentic restoration with factory hard top, Campagnolo alloy wheels and original sun visors. Original motor replaced with correct 365 GTS engine. A rare road-going Ferrari. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,172,500. A candidate for restoration, but it would be a shame, considering the originality of the car. It might just be spinning dollars, as the cost of restoration might not be recouped anyway. Drive and enjoy for a few years, then decide. RM Sotheby’s listed this Ferrari as a 365 GTB/4, not a 365 GTS/4. #222-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFMN34A9M0087895. Rosso Corsa/Rosso Corsa cloth. Odo: 2,802 miles. One of 213 U.S.-spec F40s produced. Total production was only 1,311. Limited use, with cam-belt service in 2014. Stored for over 10 years. Complete with original Schedoni luggage, toolkit and window sticker. Was offered without reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,017,500. Briggs Cunningham ownership certainly a plus. This is perhaps the most desirable and significant grand touring Maserati constructed, so the price paid is well within reason. #241-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB 6C alloy coupe. S/N: 07933. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 24,804 miles. Constructed with lightweight aluminum body, long-nose and six carburetors. Benefitts from recent restoration with new “Blu” leather interior. Presented with tools, SOLD AT $2,722,500. A sensational restoration of a very rare touring Ferrari. The price paid continued the trend of properly documented Ferraris bringing strong money. Currently the ticket to own. #234-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Day- tona Spyder. S/N: 15007. Rosso Chiaro/black fabric/tan & black leather. Odo: 36,524 miles. Only 121 Daytona Spyders were produced, “ 124 SOLD AT $1,540,000. These continue to maintain their value even with the advent of the modern Ferrari supercar. Sold at the high end of expectations, so the seller should be pleased. The question is, do you drive it or just display it with your other supercars? #233-2006 LAMBORGHINI CONCEPT S roadster. S/N: ZHWGE32T86LA00001. White/black leather. Odo: 180 km. The first and only functional example. One hundred examples were planned, but high cost and production time eliminated the project. Twice presented at Pebble Beach. Street legal. A true one-off car. Cond: 1. 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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA SOLD AT $3,410,000. With a list price of $1.35 million, they have sold on the secondary market for as much as $7 million. One now seems to show up at most every major auction as the lucky buyers cash in. Price paid here is the new market-correct price and should hold until the next Ferrari supercar appears. SOLD AT $1,320,000. Unique in the true sense of the word. Sold for less than expected, and the new owner will be forever explaining what it is. Will be right at home in a collection of supercars. #227-2015 FERRARI LAFERRARI coupe. S/N: ZFF76ZFA9F0211998. Nero/ Nero leather. Odo: 4,108 miles. Custom ordered with Nero over Nero leather interior with matching black wheels and Giallo calipers. Only one owner from new. Recent full service with full year remaining on factory warranty. Powered by 789 horsepower V12 that is supplemented by 161 horsepower electric motor. Has 0–60 time of well under 3.0 seconds. One of 499 built. Cond: 1-. SPANISH #265-1954 PEGASO Z-102 Series II coupe. S/N: 01021500161. Blue & silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,181 miles. One of only seven second-series Saoutchik berlinettas constructed. Pegaso was conceived as a low-cost automobile to help Spain’s struggling economy. They quickly started building sports cars and created the Z-102—the world’s fastest production car and a rival to Ferraris of the age. Approximately 84 were built, and many such as this example had splendid custom coachwork. Restored a few years back but still in exceptional condition. Awards from Pebble and Amelia. Cond: 1-. provoke an endless stream of questions whenever shown. A combination of exciting coachwork and performance. Price paid was at the low end of expectations but was reasonable for all concerned. If the rare and unusual are of interest, then this was a winner. AMERICAN #236-1923 DUESENBERG MODEL A phaeton. S/N: 977. Eng. # 1373. Velvet Green/tan canvas/green leather. Odo: 2,652 miles. Wears a Cadillac body that was fitted to Model A Duesenberg chassis. Owned by family of Duesenberg test driver for 67 years. An exceptional restoration by noted experts. Numerous awards since restoration. Stated to be an excellent running car. One of a handful of Model A Duesenbergs that have survived, and perhaps the best. A Full CCCA Classic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $770,000. A striking car that will SOLD AT $407,000. This was last seen at RM Sotheby’s October 2015 sale, where it realized $374,000 (SCM# 6787034), which was $100k or so above the high estimate. With the fees and other costs of ownership, the seller most likely lost a few dollars but had two years of ownership of a wonderful car. Will be a fun and enjoyable tour car. #248-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J convertible. S/N: 2168. Eng. # J-147. Silver/ black fabric/green leather. Odo: 1,199 miles. Known as the “Baseball J” due to ownership by Philip Wrigley and Bill Veeck. Popular and desirable coachwork by Murphy. Recent restoration to high standard, and photos in our database show a respray from black to silver sometime after 2007. Participated in 2016 Duesenberg tour in Michigan. Wears a reproduction hood ornament. Certified by ACD Club. A well-sorted Duesenberg with interesting history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. This Duesenberg was last seen at Auctions America’s September 126 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA 2015 event, where it realized $1,402,500 (SCM# 6786818). Prior to that it sold at the H&H 2006 sale for $662k (SCM# 1566880) and in 2000 Brooks sold it for $530,500 (SCM #1537604). Seller did not cover his cost of ownership, but he was able to enjoy a spectacular Duesenberg for a few years at little to no cost. That’s not a bad deal. #124-1936 AUBURN 852 SC Boattail Speedster. S/N: 85235209E. Black/red leather. Odo: 1,355 miles. Approximately one of 150 speedsters. Certified by ACD Club as a “Category One” original car. Restored to perfection with recent engine rebuild and cosmetic freshening. A bushel of trophies since. Elegant look with black walls and black livery. An exciting CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 1-. originality that can’t be questioned. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,100,000. An aggressive price for a Cunningham C-3, but well worth the price paid, considering it was Briggs Cunningham’s personal car. Complete with custom wires, heater, radio and 20-gallon fuel tank. Low miles and condition also a plus. (See profile, p. 100.) #154-1964 SHELBY COBRA 289 SOLD AT $1,017,500. Authentic and properly restored 1935–36 Auburn Speedsters continue to ride the wave, and rightly so. They have universal appeal and always excite. They seem to set a record at most every outing, with no reason to expect the trend to slow down. #244-1953 CUNNINGHAM C-3 coupe. S/N: 5223. Black/red leather. Odo: 10,096 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The personal car of Briggs Cunningham and retained by his family for 61 years. One of 25 Vignale-bodied Cunningham C-3s. Powered by Chrysler Hemi V8. Repainted and retrimmed in 2003. Winner of HVA Heritage Award. Provenance and Lindauer roadster. S/N: CSX2344. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 15,486 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A very original Cobra that is known as the “Lindauer Cobra” due to the family’s long-term ownership. Recent mechanical reconditioning, but cosmetics are original aside from repair in 1970, when it was in a minor accident. Only surface-level damage was sustained, and it was repaired with parts directly from Shelby. Driver’s seat a bit worn, but let’s call it mild patina. Mild paint wear as expected. Original down to the Shelby keychain and complete toolkit. Complete documented history. Extremely low miles and documented long-term ownership. One of 453 street cars delivered and one of the most original examples on the planet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,100,000. This exciting Cobra sold for a touch less than expected, and considering the history, the car was bit of a value. Let’s just hope the new owner does not do something foolish and decide to mess with the cosmetics. The value is in the originality, and I just hope it’s kept the way it is. #238-1965 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N: SFM5S490. Wimbledon White & Guardsman Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 69,337 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Fitted with Cobra “Hi-Rise” intake manifold and Tri-Y headers. Galaxie rear drum brakes and Kelsey-Hayes front discs. All were painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. This was a Shelby American company car and Western dealer demonstrator. A very original unmolested example. The seats were reupholstered and the package tray is a reproduction. Over 80% of original paint remains. One of 557 GT350s produced in 1965. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $451,000. Original only once, and that applied here. The bidders valued the original well-documented condition, and the bidding went well past expectations. This sale does not mean that all GT350s are at this level, however, as the unusual original condition was the driving factor here. #131-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N: 1FAFP90SX6Y401583. Midnight Blue/black leather. Odo: 60 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Offered in virtually as-new condition with only 60 miles showing. Fitted with forged BBS wheels and racing stripes, two of the four offered options. Documented as the 1,664th of the 2,011 GTs produced. Complete with delivery documentation and copy of window sticker. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $379,500. These show up with regularity and all seem to have had limited use. Price seems to go up for those without all the options. Price paid here was a touch more than we are used to seeing. How do you have this in the garage and not give in to temptation and take a few hot laps? © 128 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA Gooding & Company — Pebble Beach 2017 Gooding eases into the market’s expectations with solid results Company Gooding & Company Date August 18–19, 2017 Location Pebble Beach, CA Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 107/133 Sales rate 80% Sales total $91,449,600 High sale 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Series II coupe, sold at $14,520,000 Raced in period, retired, converted to Buick power for road use, then back to its orginal Maserati power — 1956 Maserati A6G54 coupe, sold at $4,400,000 Report and photos by Michael Leven Market opinions in italics A lthough previous Pebble Beach auctions eclipse Gooding’s $91.5m sales total, it is not because Gooding had poor numbers. The sales decline is a direct reflection on the lukewarm market. Gooding’s sales fell from almost $130m in the past two years to $91.5m this year. This drop hardly means Gooding had a below-average sale. They did sell 107 cars (116 sold in each of the two previous years) albeit at an 80% sell-through rate, slightly lower than usual, but still solid. For perspective, Gooding still had — by far — the second-highest take of all the auctions on the Peninsula. But we’ve gotten used to Gooding & Company being much closer to, if not surpassing RM Sotheby’s ($132.8m) in total sales at Monterey. It seems that Gooding’s result is a reasonable barometer of current selling conditions and only goes to show how remarkable RM Sotheby’s final tally was this year. The Gooding team had much to be pleased about. Let’s start with two cars that were each sold for over $14 million. The top seller of the auction was a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, one of only 12 Competizione versions and with an excellent, well-documented race history. The car changed hands for $14,520,000. The other huge sale was for a Porsche 917K that was once the property of Porsche factory 917 driver and Formula One ace Jo Siffert. This car sold for 130 $14,080,000. The frosting on the cake was that this was a camera car used for the epic Steve McQueen racing movie “Le Mans”, and it still had its camera-mounting brackets at the rear of its chassis. There were a few cars that went back home instead of significantly boosting Gooding’s final numbers. These included a nicely restored 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type with long-term single-family ownership that went unsold at $4,750,000 against its $5m–$6m estimate. There was also a rather imposing Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12 prototype which Derek Bell and Henri Pescarolo drove to win the 1975 World Championship of Makes that was a no-sale at $1,800,000 ($2.4m–$2.8m estimate). This year, Porsche dethroned Ferrari from having the largest presence with 27 cars (20%) on the run list, although Ferrari was just one lot behind. Mercedes-Benz cars were also more common than in the past (16 cars, or 11.5%). These three marques accounted for 51.8% of the offerings, up almost 7% from the 2016 mix. And speaking of changing demographics, nearly 17% of the consignments were built after 1980. Compared to 6.5% in 2016 and 6% in 2015, the cars are definitely more modern compared with previous years. Even though there were some dips from previous years, Gooding still put up a great show and offered up some interesting cars. While RM Sotheby’s took home the total sales trophy this year, I’m sure that’s just motivation for Gooding in 2018. There’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition. ♦ Sales Totals $150m $120m $90m $60m $30m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA BELGIAN #122-1930 MINERVA AM dual-wind- shield sedan convertible. S/N: 57804. Eng. # 57804. Two-tone yellow/tan canvas/gray leather. Odo: 62,310 miles. Found in barn and episode subject on “Chasing Classic Cars” TV show. Past owner made down payment on car in 1959; he took a part off every few payments until 1974, when he finally owned the whole thing! Paint believed to be original. Surface rust throughout; some peeling. Looks clearcoated but consignor says not. Canvas top stained but intact and looks like it would still keep the elements out. Front seat gray leather, back is beige brocade. Doors shut like new— click, latch, thud. Massively impressive. Cond: 4-. 4775750) with 2,339 fewer miles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $561,000. We had one of these (3.5l) when I was a kid and I remember the day it came home, incorrect P100 headlights, bobbed fenders, tatty Old English White paint and all; had a soft spot ever since. From an objective standpoint, this is good, but not silly money for a 2.5-liter car. however,but given the quality and longevity of the work, the awards and that it clearly works/gets driven, I think the new owner did very well here. Enjoy! #105-1952 ALLARD K2 custom road- ster. S/N: 91K3921. Yellow & black/black leather. Odo: 1,899 miles. Purchased by actor Jeff Cooper in mid-’60s, “kustomized” by George Barris, and ultimately painted/pinstriped by Von Dutch circa 1970. Now driverquality paint with chips and blisters. Some pinstriping looks touched up; body welting matches pinstripe color. Headlights relocated to bumper wearing wire stone guards. Black leather seats with alligator pattern. Cut-down Plexi windshield. Turned aluminum dash with SW gauges. Now powered by a 302 Ford. Cond: 3. specialists Goldsmith and Young in the U.K. Metallic paint a foot deep; chrome shows some prep marks. Buttery leather beautifully broken in. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,430,000. This early coach-built car was somewhat of a forerunner to Aston Martin’s long-running relationship with Touring as well as the dropdead-gorgeous DB4 GT Zagato. This particular car shows up once in the SCM database, selling for $970k at Bonhams Goodwood in July 2011 with 6 miles on it (SCM# 3493408). A tidy little return over six years for the consignor, who had the pleasure of owning and driving it (136 miles) to boot. Well sold. #17-1957 ARNOTT-CLIMAX 1100 GT coupe. S/N: AT121. Green/red leather. RHD. Raced in ’57 Le Mans as sole Works entry; retired after five hours with dropped valve. Desirable Coventry Climax engine; fascinating centrally hinged front suspension underhood. Gullwing doors. Cosmetically nice, with Colorado Grand sticker prominent on sides; some marks on tops of rear fenders from tall tires marring paint. Aluminum-paneled interior and minimally padded “seats” must have made for a warm and bumpy ride. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $484,000. The brilliant barrelsided Hibbard and Darrin coachwork really adds to the perception of this car’s size, which is in fact a narrow, torpedo-style accentuating its huge 149.5-inch wheelbase. A new owner’s dilemma: to restore or leave as-is. Rough but intact and complete, either way a really lovely car with an incredible story. Hard to value as there are so few comparables, but if one looks at Bentley 3L or Hispano-Suiza values, this sale looks strong but not out of line given the history. ENGLISH #42-1937 JAGUAR SS 100 2.5 roadster. S/N: 49026. Eng. # L1012E. British Racing Green/black cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 40,150 miles. Lovely example of the smallerdisplacement SS 100. Delivered in black with gray trim. Cosmetics done in 2002 with upgrades done in stages by different owners, collecting various awards along the way including Amelia Island, Radnor Hunt and Pebble Beach between 2002 and 2015. Some rock chips at front and slight slackening in seats shows use, but still presents as ready for all but the very top concours. Sold previously for $319,000 (Gooding Scottsdale 2012, SCM# SOLD AT $242,000. Unfortunately, pictures do not flatter this car, which is slightly less disharmonious-looking in person. Bold and brash for sure, as its creators clearly intended. Hedonistically, I’d prefer to gaze upon a K2 in this one’s original blue over red leather, but that does not account for historical value or interest. For the right collector this would be a very satisfying piece of kit, and the 200% premium paid over the cost of a garden-variety K2 would be worth it. I suspect all parties are happy. #168-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 drophead coupe. S/N: LML506. Eng. # VB6E50337. Blue/blue cloth/cream leather. Odo: 142 miles. One of two Bertone-built DB2/4 drophead coupes commissioned by importer “Wacky” Arnolt. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1955 by first owner. Once owned by Formula One driver Innes Ireland. Initial restoration started but not finished; work picked up again by next owner. Car finished by AM NOT SOLD AT $185,000. Platinum database shows this very car selling at Brooks London in December of ’98 for $41,745 (SCM# 1541424). Our scribe noted, “This will be an excellent historic racer, with real history, at the price of a no-history Lotus or Elva...” My, how expectations—as opposed to reality— have changed. Low estimate here ($350k) for an admittedly very interesting car would currently buy a decent Lotus 23 AND an Elva Mark 6. High bid was quite generous but not unreasonable. FRENCH #28-1938 PEUGEOT 402 Special Sport roadster. S/N: 400248. Light yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5 km. Originally purchased and raced until 1948(!) by socialite Dorothy Patten. Four owners from new, one for 49 years. Restored since 2009 and still in top state. Displayed on Peugeot stand at Paris Rétromobile in 2016. Prep and paintwork excellent; only nits are gaps on wheel spats being irregular. Notches for removable windscreen a bit rough and chrome is a touch dull. With twin fuel fillers, Cotal Pre-Selector gearbox and side-marker lights way ahead of their time. Cond: 1-. 132 Sports Car Market


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Glovebox Notes 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. Trim very good; chrome okay but a bit dull. Interior very nice; seats look just broken in. Rebuilt engine and transmission, new aluminum radiator. Upgrades include dual-circuit brakes, power windows, nicely integrated modern a/c. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2. Price as tested: $34,680 Equipment: 164-hp, 1.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine; 6-speed manual transmission with performance suspension; limited-slip differential; Sport Mode; keyless entry; rear-view camera; heated front seats; Customer Preferred Package 21C, featuring Bose sound system, blind-spot and cross path detection, navigation system, LED headlights, auto-dimming mirrors and Brembo disc performance brakes. EPA mileage: 26/35 Likes: Very tight and sporty steering. Suspension set up for carving up the curviest of roads, seats hold you tightly in place and the manual transmission offers smooth, seamless shifts. The small Abarth engine supplies a great growl during the top-down experience. Dislikes: Not much Fiat identity in the interior, which makes you forget what you are driving. The hill-hold assist for the 6-speed holds a little too long, making you stall the engine. The sport suspension does not offer much comfort for daily driving. Fun to drive: HHHH½ Eye appeal: HHHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: Fiat is trying to regain a hold here in the U.S., and the 124 Abarth is a great car for doing so. It brings back the combination that created many loyal Fiat followers years ago. There is one catch, however. Most of this car is Mazda, and while that may be disappointing for some, the Japanese components in the car work flawlessly and make it very user friendly. The price point is very similar to the Miata. Base 124s start in the $20k range and go up to the mid-$30k range at the higher end. It really just depends whether you want Fiat engine and styling — or that of its Japanese counterpart. Either way, you are getting a solid and fun-to-drive car. — Chad Taylor SOLD AT $742,500. I remember years ago reading an auction entry by Donald Osborne waxing about the beauty of the Darl’Mat. Now having seen one in person, I can only say that he did not overstate the case. Also built in coupe and fastback form, the Pourtout coachwork loses none of its charm. Oddly, Darl’Mat prices have seen a downward move since 2009, but with so few sold, it’s difficult to say it’s a trend. This sale re-establishes the value in line with that earlier time. Fair transaction all around. #143-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57 C cab- riolet. S/N: 57841. Eng. # 109C. Burgundy & tan metallic/tan canvas/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 30,448 km. Bought by first owner without body on eve of German invasion; given last Type 57 chassis number assigned. Hidden in Alsace for duration of WWII. Recommissioned by the son of the mayor of Molsheim, France, in 1949; driven around without a body for some time. First registered in 1955 and clothed in 1956 with one of eight original Letourneur et Marchand pre-war bodies. In U.S. by early ’60s. With current owner since 1986. Once-good two-tone paint now with cracks, chips. Top in good shape; leather seats cracked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $154,000. From a day when “hybrid” meant European style and elegance paired with good old American grunt. Done to a very nice level, let down only by the odd paint problem on the trunk. Not really sporty, but certainly a great way to gobble up huge tracts of interstate quickly and in comfort, especially with the a/c. Several tens of thousands under the money and very well bought. Dare I say stolen? GERMAN #12-1926 MERCEDES-BENZ 24/100/140 PS phaeton. S/N: 36010. Eng. # 61002. Light yellow/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 6,104 miles. Originally owned by Oscarwinning actor Emil Jannings, then in a museum and storage for many years. Cosmetically restored in the ’50s; rework now faded heavily. Paint abundantly chipped; hood louvers showing surface rust. Painted body welting falling out in chunks. Running-board covers delaminating. Seats redyed at some point, now with sticky residue in spots. Thick wood steering wheel nicest part of interior. Canvas top stained and worn but sound. Engine not running but turns freely. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,512,500. Type 57 cabriolets have traded in this territory before. And while not all Bugattistes are as picky as other marque fans regarding parts and body swapping, this result is beyond top dollar for a lessthan-show-quality car in a 1970s color scheme. Buyer paid a premium for this car’s history, which is pretty cool. Seller should be very happy. #147-1961 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N: HK1BR6X. Brunswick Blue/red leather. Odo: 62,271 miles. Sold new into Southern California and there until at least 2010. In storage for over 30 years. Bare-metal respray in correct Brunswick (very, very dark) Blue. Numerous large cracks in center of trunk. 134 SOLD AT $726,000. At first glance this car had “survivor” written all over it, and had it been in its original state, one might understand the enormous premium paid. Bonhams sold a fully restored and functional example of this model (rated a 1-, SCM# 6799391) for $855k last year. Hard to see the difference in condition being bridged for less than the difference in price. Apparently at least two people just had to have it; as such, very well sold. #154-1928 MERCEDES-BENZ TYP S 26/180 Gläser tourer. S/N: 35920. Eng. # Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA 68674. Yellow & black/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 81,744 km. Believed to be the only Typ S bodied by Gläser. Factory build sheet confirms matching numbers. Sold to U.S. early ’50s; into consignor’s family in 1964 for $15,000. First restored at that time; livery changed from white over red to yellow and black over black. Re-restored in 2013 to very high level (mostly). Fender paint with fine scratches throughout. Windshield frame pitted; grille mottled. Top and upholstery very good. Accordion-style exhaust pipes wonderfully heat-tinted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,677,500. When I inspected this car, there were two 300SL experts having a very hard look as well, certainly due to its unmolested state. While this car could use everything, it needed absolutely nothing, and so it should be left. I reckon it’s a bit of a unicorn due to its originality and therefore worth a premium, which it duly received. As Gullwing prices have leveled and maybe even softened a touch, this price looks fair for all parties now, with the buyer making an astute investment. #34-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC NOT SOLD AT $4,750,000. In the same family for over 50 years and very well restored again; took part in the 2015 Colorado Grand. Very rakish coachwork with cut-down doors accentuates the car’s length and stature, and supports the bright yellow paint beautifully. High bid was definitely light, but I’d also like to think the family of the late patron just couldn’t let her go. A wonderful motorcar still waiting for its next dedicated steward. #18-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N: 1980405500080. Eng. # 1989805500082. Green/tan leather. Odo: 16,346 miles. Single-family ownership from new, with very low mileage. Maintained but never restored; well kept and worthy of preservation as-is. Special order “Dunkelgrün” dark-green paint with chips, scratches and stains—might buff out well nonetheless. Dent on top of right rear fender. Rubber perished throughout. Interior merely broken in and without significant flaws. One-of-one color combination. Rides on period set (not original) of Englebert tires. Luggage missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $429,000. Now here was an example of a fairly original car good enough to enjoy as-is, but not so original that things can’t be pecked away at as needed. Conversely, should the new owner want to build a show winner, this would be an excellent base and should have enough room in it to stay right-side-up when done. This result is about right given condition and provenance. #129-1964 PORSCHE 904 Carrera GTS coupe. S/N: 904042. Eng. # 99156. Red/blue cloth. Odo: 19,096 km. Currently owned and licensed for street use in California. Extensively and successfully raced in period by top Northwest amateur drivers Mike Eyerly and Wade Carter. Occasional street driver for several years by three owners, including current one. Fiberglass body bonded to steel chassis. Paint is race-car quality; crack in driver’s side front fender but otherwise sound. Equipped with modern five-point harness and Nardi “ November 2017 While this car could use everything, it needed absolutely nothing, and so it should be left. I reckon it’s a bit of a unicorn due to its originality and therefore worth a premium. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N: 1880145500018. Eng. # 1999805500021. White/black vinyl. Odo: 74,336 miles. Claimed originally sold to J. Paul Getty, followed by 50-year ownership by character actor Joseph Sirola. Never restored and very well kept. Paint flaking in places; chips, cracks in paint throughout. Some paint on rubber trim and poor panel alignment indicate a potential respray. Chrome pitting, some corrosion. Front seats appear redone in vinyl a while ago and redyed since; rear could be original. Wood very nice. Headliner stained. Aftermarket tach under dash. Cond: 3-. ” 135


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA steering wheel. No radio, ashtrays, cup holders or other creature comforts. Cond: 3+. ment to call this car a bit of a unicorn. There is NO QUESTION that this is a built-byPorsche real-deal 917 from the period. Despite the absence of race history, let’s call that good provenance. That the 917 family is the cornerstone of Porsche’s rise from small and quick to outright race winner makes the Gooding result neither surprising nor unwarranted. This sale defines the market. (See profile, p. 102.) SOLD AT $1,540,000. The 904 was the last Porsche you could drive to the track, win a race with and drive home. It was wildly successful in both local and national racing around the world due to its lightweight construction and sophisticated, powerful 4-cam Carrera engine. These great little cars have been well over a million dollars for several years now, and the sale of this sound example, with good racing history, falls right into the expected range. Fairly bought and sold. #4-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB sedan. S/N: 10001212001667. Gray metallic/Cognac leather. Odo: 27,346 km. Former embassy car from Europe. Restored to a high degree at an undisclosed time by dedicated MB 600 specialist; signs of use since. Repainted in original color. Front windshield and back glass, all seals replaced. Air suspension rebuilt, hydraulics rehabbed. New injection pump, and radiator rebuilt. Transmission serviced. Interior left unrestored; front seats with some cracking, but otherwise beautifully maintained cabin. Comes with original spare, tools, jack, fender flag holder and all-important whiskey glasses. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,500. A former embassy car from Europe and a very handsome example of the “smaller” 600 model. Frightfully more expensive to redo than the already-dear costs of restoring a lesser BEST BUY Benz; the $80k in receipts indicates work was done quite some time ago. Car has aged gracefully—as it should—and shows that it has been properly cared for all along. For a car of this quality, the sale price looks like a screaming deal to me. #44-1970 PORSCHE 917K racer. S/N: 917024. Eng. # 917021. Powder blue & orange/red cloth. RHD. Chassis number 24 of 25 cars built to homologate the 917 as a “serial produced” car. Sold to factory racer Jo Siffert, who then leased it to Solar Productions as camera car for movie “Le Mans.” Camera-mounting brackets still on rear of chassis. No actual race history; used for testing and movie only. Sensitive and excellent resto not overdone by Graber in Switzerland. Underbody panels remade in correct untinted fiberglass. “Luggage compartments” and space-saver spare tire present. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 3 #170-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N: 11304412015640. White/ blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 92,865 miles. Purchased new by Broadway producer Bernard Jacobs; one-family ownership from new. Claimed mostly original, but more accurately, not restored. Trim-on repaint some time ago; now with bubbles, checking. Front bumper rechromed with scratches and thin spots. Windshield delaminating; side mirror silvering fading. Leather very nice; driver’s carpet with hole worn through, soiled on transmission hump. Varnish starting to peel from wood. Rust developing in driver’s side trunk well. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,080,000. It’s not an overstate- SOLD AT $88,000. A very nice car in attractive colors. Not coincidentally, had rust in the very same place as mine; a common problem due to failed trunk seals. The Pagoda market was red hot a few years ago but has cooled quite a bit—general market trends but also due to a diminished Euro, methinks. Something got the bidders excited about this one, though; whether it was the celebrity or singular ownership I can’t say. It was quite well sold, however, at $8k over the high estimate. #178-2011 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N: WP0CB2A94BS795562. Pure Blue/black leather. Odo: 6,276 miles. Based on Carrera GTS platform. Thirthy-ninth 997 Speedster of 356. One of 100 U.S.-market cars. Very striking in ubiquitous Pure Blue (a few are white). Some scuffing on hood is only deviation from new. Wearing 19-inch Fuchs-look-alike “Sports Classic” wheels. Ceramic brakes; 136 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA yellow calipers. Black interior; blue and black checkered flag motif on seats. Seven-speed PDK, Porsche Active Suspension Management. Very low miles. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $264,000. Max Hoffman must be chuckling in his grave about the modern Speedster. Conceived as a stripped-down, low-cost 356, the original Speedster was an entry-level car. Now we’ve got active suspension, dual-clutch transmissions, carbon brakes and an MSRP over 200 large. This sale looks strong compared to the one Bonhams sold last March at Amelia Island ($248k SCM# 6831859) but looks cheap compared to one RM Sotheby’s sold a day later for $363k (SCM# 6831952), although that was s/n 356— the last one made. Everyone should be happy. ITALIAN #21-1931 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Gran Sport Series V Spider. S/N: 10814349. Eng. # 10814349. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 72,101 km. Owned by Consignor since 1966. Original body damaged post-war and repaired, but mostly replaced in Switzerland. Comprehensive and meticulous restoration in the ’90s; Best in Class, Most Elegant Sports Car at Pebble Beach in ’96. Numerous other major show awards as well. Still presents in show-field winning condition. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,350,000. It’s hard to ding such a magnificent, bucket-list car. However, I have to believe that the lack of information about this car’s original configuration and the damaged body held bidders back. In this cooled market, buyers have been cautious and reserved around all but really great, unquestionable cars. Still, the high bid seemed a little light given the level of acceptance and reward this car has received in very prestigious venues. #29-1950 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Super Sport cabriolet. S/N: 915788. Eng. # 928081. Black/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 1,449 km. One of 383 SS models produced; believed to be the only example delivered in striking black-over-green livery. Restored in Italy over six years. Shown on owner/dealer’s Rétromobile stand in 2014. Very few flaws in paint but some dry spots near windshield. Green leather looks barely used, dashboard painted to match. Bakelite switches/knobs all new and very attractive in orange against green dash. Highly styled gauge faces just starting to degrade. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $484,000. Parisian second owner used this car to take his jazz-enthusiast friends to Cannes, Nice and other European cities for music festivals in the ’50s and ’60s (photos included). I can’t get visions of a black-andwhite B-movie about those road trips out of my mind. Oh yeah... Prices for these cars (and slight variants) have been pretty steady over the last several years, and this price looks pretty much where it ought to be for such a nice, well-documented car. #149-1953 FIAT 8V Elaborata coupe. S/N: 106000022. Eng. # 104000000043. Gray metallic/red leather. Odo: 57,805 km. Originally bodied by Rapi; modified before mid1956 by Zagato. Sold into U.S. 1998, fully restored at that time. Further “elaborations” made to nose of car; now with small-mouth grille like other Zagato cars. Also converted to 5-speed for rallies; original gearbox goes with sale. Re-restored in 2011 to very good level. Paint well applied over good prep; now with micro-scratches. Windshield badly scratched. Interior just settling in. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,485,000. SCM database shows two prior auction listings: Gooding 2011 Pebble Beach—sold at $1,127,500 (SCM# 3676322), noted by our scribe as “right in line,” and Bonhams 2016 Scottsdale—no-sale at $1.7m, where we reported, “Reserve rumored to be $2m” (SCM# 6798484). This time the consignor just cut it loose. After buying the car for $1.13m, restoring it again and moving the car around several times, it’s hard to believe the consignor did not take a bit of a haircut on this market-correct sale. #33-1954 FERRARI 500 MONDIAL Series 1 Spider. S/N: 0468MD. Eng. # 0468 MD. Red/black leather. RHD. Winner of 1955 Ethiopian(!) Grand Prix and found in garage there in 1970, purchased on the spot by Colin Crabbe. Shows as sold at auction twice previously: Orion in the U.K. in 1984, where it didn’t sell for an unrecorded amount (SCM# 1541550) and Orion in France in 1988 (SCM# 138 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA 6829666), where it realized almost $785k. Succession of high-profile owners since. Currently vintage raced and well tended by Dennison International. Some chipping in paint from use. Beautiful patina on wood steering wheel. Comes with Classiche certification, and a period-correct, low-hour spare 750 Monza engine. Cond: 2. #31-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SZ coupe. S/N: AR1012600113. Eng. # AR0012000633. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 40,249 km. Originally owned and raced by 1957 500cc motorcycle World Champion Libero Liberati. Actively vintage raced by current owner. Restored in early 2000s and shown at Pebble Beach. Paint still quite nice, now with checks and some prep scratches. Plexi side and rear windows; hand-formed aluminum trim nice but wavy in spots. Interior presented in “road trim’ with carpets and floor covers; actual floors a bit rough underneath. Roll bar removed; fire-suppression system intact. Comes with rare TZ-style magnesium wheels. Cond: 3+. scure little gem was a lot easier than I expected. As luck would have it, a Zagato-bodied OSCA 1600 and our subject car’s twin have appeared at auction over the past two years. The Zagato car sold for $328k in 2016 (SCM# 6812318) and the other Touring example went for $383k in 2015 (SCM# 266664). Our car very conveniently landed almost smack-dab in the middle of those two values. Three data points all in a straight line. Job done. Fairly bought. #117-1963 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SOLD AT $3,162,500. Sitting all by itself in a corner over by the lunch stand was this simple and pretty little gem, unadorned, without numbers or shields. Identified only by a hood badge and flanked by the spare engine on a built-forpurpose stand, it was a thing of beauty. This would be a prize in anyone’s collection, and for the price paid there is plenty of upside. The uprated spare engine is just gravy. Very well bought just above the low estimate. #27-1956 MASERATI A6G54 coupe. S/N: 2186. Eng. # 2186. Red/white leather with red piping. Odo: 6,490 km. Originally purchased in California. West Coast car until 2001 (aside from eight years in Arizona). Raced in period, retired, then converted to Buick power for road use. Changed back to Maserati power in ’80s. Original, numbers-matching engine reunited with car during restoration in 2008. Ruby Red paint flatters the body’s curves without detracting from their flow. Only exterior demerit was chrome, which was a bit dull and with polishing scratches. White leather with red piping lovely, but perhaps a little too “dainty” for the muscular coachwork. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 8 Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N: AR380526. Eng. # AR0012100512. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 35 km. Spent most of its life in Italy; imported by consignor post-restoration. Paint with runs on trunk; lots of orange peel on A-pillar. Gaps varied. Interior very appealing and redone nicely; light soiling on seats. Plexi deflection screen at cowl. Brightwork mostly very good; slight pitting on trim between side windows. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $460,000. I was drawn to this for the simplicity of its beauty, but with 140 hp in this compact and lightweight package, it is easy to see why these enjoyed so much success on the track. And while this car has good provenance and current race preparation, it’s difficult to justify the low estimate (reserve?) of $600,000. Granted, the most recent sale I could find was in 2015 for $577k (SCM# 256815), but that market is gone. On the other hand, they don’t come up for sale often, so maybe not. Regardless, the seller was wise to walk away. #132-1961 OSCA 1600 GT coupe. S/N: 0019. Eng. # 8477. Celeste Chiaro/white leather. Odo: 35,306 km. Little history offered in catalog. One of only two OSCA 1600s bodied by Touring of estimated 128 built. Exhibited on Touring stand at ’61 Torino Auto Show. Restoration in Italy overseen by Carlo Anderloni, son of Touring founder Felice Anderloni. Lovely light blue paint done well— date of work not provided. White interior slightly dirty, showing a bit of age. Engine compartment with some fuel staining, otherwise tidy. A good detailing would help presentation immensely. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,400,000. To my eye, one of the most beautiful shapes of any car from the 1950s. Unfortunately, a bit of a poser, with only 160 hp. A wonderful story of how the original engine was located and swapped, resulting in both donor cars now having their original powerplants. This car has been shown at Villa d’Este and received Best in Class at Chantilly. Still, over $4m is ALL the money; almost twice that paid for other A6Gs in the SCM Database. Well sold! 140 SOLD AT $165,000. Very attractive livery enhances the beautiful lines on this tidy little coupe. Prices of these came out of nowhere and went crazy a few years back, more than one bumping up against the $200k mark. Things have come back to Earth a bit, and while this sale looks a touch pricey, the nod goes to the seller, but the buyer got a very nice, ready-to-use example in rare and handsome colors. #20-1965 LANCIA FLAMINIA Super Sport coupe. S/N: 826232002045. Eng. # 8262002055. White/red leather. Odo: 33,102 km. In Italy until 2012. Single-family ownership over four decades. Resprayed in 2008. Paint very good and still to factory quality. Chrome redone in 2010 to very good standard. Original leather supple, newish carpets; inviting interior vibe. Door seal dangling at beltline. Major refresh of engine in 2008; camshaft upgraded for performance. Recent service by consignor. Comes with toolkit and original manuals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $341,000. Fortunately for your scribe, putting context to the sale of this ob- Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA SOLD AT $341,000. Third-series Flaminia believed to be the 45th of approximately 150 built by Zagato. Very nicely kept and cared for, and the long-term ownership and use give confidence that this car has lived a proper life. Believe it or not, similar cars have come up for auction regularly over the past few years, and based on comparables and inflation, this is a market-correct price. All should have gone home happy. #173-1965 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 shoot- ing brake. S/N: 07963. Eng. # 07963. Light metallic brown/Caramel leather. Odo: 13,699 miles. Custom-built for Chinetti Motors as a way to transport four people and their luggage in high-speed comfort. Displayed on the Vignale stand at Torino Motor Show in 1968. Paint excellent; body panels straight as can be save for slight bow in hood. Brightwork pitted but shiny; door caps wavy. Acres of glass clear and bright. Caramel leather with creases, some cracking but inviting. Dual fuel fillers; gas tank sits above rear suspension between two foot-wide B-pillars. Could use a second mirror. Cond: 2-. Driver’s seat bolster worn; interior generally dingy. Wears rare Arancio color but looks better in dark colors. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $352,000. While orange is not the most flattering color on this body, and it’s not exactly a Daytona with back seats, for half the price, I’m all in. If this one is original (as it looks), this low-miler was very well bought. Even if not, this sale is market-correct given the longtime stewardship. AMERICAN #124-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: 20867S103973. Eng. # F1127RF2103973. Sateen Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 34,606 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Final-year C1 car ordered with fuel injection. Heavy-duty chassis (RPO 687— quick-ratio steering, HD shocks and big brakes) and RPO 488—a 24-gallon gas tank; thought to be one of fewer than 30 with all three of these performance packages. Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight, Duntov Mark of Excellence. Original hard top bolted in place. Dog-dish caps. Fully documented, including original window sticker. Restored by Jeff Reade to better than new less than 10 years ago. Cond: 1. work certainly warranted a premium. Unfortunately, this car falls into that netherland of “neither fish nor fowl.” The estimated price range put this car within spitting distance of a proper (private) factory-competition Cobra, which it was not. The right buyer is out there, just not today. #111-1965 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N: SFM5S111. Wimbledon White & blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 41,763 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very early battery-in-trunk Shelby; part of first-run homologation cars. Original engine replaced by Boss 351 by mid70s. Upgraded to R-spec and believed extensively raced many years. Restored to extremely high level in (mostly) original spec by Cobra Automotive in 2012; $150k in receipts. Excellent paint; interior with competition lap belts very good. Some scratching of glass, variable gaps only issues. Rides on Torq Thrust wheels with matching spare; original Cragars included in sale. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $475,000. The only way to make a Ferrari 2+2 less desirable would be to wrap it up in this body. And then paint it brown. Claimed to be the last Ferrari ever built by Vignale, and I’m certain Il Commendatore made sure of that the moment he laid eyes on it. High bid $225,000 under the low estimate, perhaps proving the point that every parent thinks their kid is smart and beautiful. #171-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N: 15783. Arancio/black leather. Odo: 7,340 miles. Owned 33 years by consignor, who is the third owner. No claims to original condition, but looks like it could be. Paint mostly nice, worn through some edges. Some orange peel and dry spots on door tops. Cracking around hood. Windshield starting to delaminate; Texas reg sticker. Limited brightwork mostly good, some pitting. Cromodoras soiled, with light chipping. Dash leather mottled. SOLD AT $352,000. A holy grail ’Vette in pristine condition, restored by a marque expert, and conferred upon by the top dogs in all of CorvetteLand; it just doesn’t get any better than that, folks. Big bucks were going to be needed for this to change hands, and Gooding got the job done. Really, really expensive, but as one of my colleagues is fond of saying, “You never overpay for the best.” #24-1965 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N: CSX2448. Black/black leather. Odo: 27,706 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. Stock Cobra converted to race spec very early in life; documented by period photos and race results. Good history in regional races. Consignorowned since 1976; restored by Hall Fabrication and Racing in 2006. Receipts total over $460k. All-original body and frame. Endurance fuel tank and Monza filler added. Lacquer paint still miles deep and flawless. Race-spec engine date-correct but not claimed original. Now with toploader box but originalstyle BW unit comes with car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,050,000. This car may not have been configured as delivered or exactly as raced in period, but there was absolutely no question about the quality and authenticity of this restoration. High bid was within the current 289 value range, but the quality of the 142 SOLD AT $330,000. A very early GT350, before any of the later creature comforts appeared, is a special thing. Pity the original engine is long gone, as the market for really good numbers-matching early cars is north of $400,000. Given the quality and those party to the restoration, I’d expect the current 289 is at least a properly date-coded example, which would be some solace. The $300k–$350k estimate range looked to account for the replacement mill, and the sale price, while expensive, is not silly money. © CAR COLLECTOR SUBSCRIBE TO ACC AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AMERICAN ™ Keith Martin’s


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Bonhams Carmel, CA Bonhams — The Quail Lodge Auction Setting the market — and world records — Bonhams brings their best game to Monterey Car Week Company Bonhams Date August 18, 2017 Location Carmel, CA Auctioneers James Knight, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 86/109 Sales rate 79% Sales total $55,184,900 High sale 1995 McLaren F1 coupe, sold at $15,620,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices The first road-going, U.S.-legal McLaren F1, offered by its original owner — 1995 McLaren F1 coupe, sold at $15,620,000 Report by Joseph T. Seminetta and Nicholas M. Seminetta Market opinion in italics E ach year, we report the Monterey auctions with great humility and respect. While we are not bashful about calling out fright pigs, exaggerated preservation stories or over-restored trailer queens, we main- tain clear eyes when covering the state of the collector-car market. Many experts claim to know what cars are really worth — until they change hands this week at new and unpredicted prices. This is the week and the location where collector car prices are set. This is the market. The week started with a sense of optimism. The crowds were there from the Jet Center to the previews to the fall of the last gavel. Many languages filled the auction tents as European collectors and dealers were present all weekend. The Euro’s fall has halted — and it actually appreciated by 4% — since last year. Bonhams capitalized on this enthusiasm, offering some of the finest lots in years. The auction started on a cautionary note. The first offer- ings were worked for nearly 10 minutes per lot (versus a normal four to five minutes). With a few notable exceptions, this was indicative of the day. Equally cautious dealers trying to make their margins fueled those long introductory lots. While many opine that auctions are places “to sell, not buy,” some astute buyers walked away with deals. Lot 17, 144 an attractive Alfa Romeo 750F Veloce Spider, was a nice score at $78,100. Lot 91, a Paul Russell-restored Gullwing with a factory race alloy engine, sold for $919,600. Lot 30, a oneowner, low-mileage 1971 Ferrari Daytona coupe, sold for $660,000. The 2016 freefall in Ferrari 275 GTB prices seem to have stabilized, with both lots trading in the vicinity of realistic pre-sale estimates. The preservation-class mania over the past few years has turned into more of a mild enthusiasm as well. The low-seven-digit market treaded water, with many of the signature lots sold post- block. However, many of the “front-tent” marquee offerings went home with their sellers. The 1956 Maserati 300S didn’t sell at $5.1m, and the 1980 Ferrari 312 T5 Formula One went back home at $2.4m. A few other nice cars passed the milliondollar mark without being sold as well. The story of the weekend was the extraordinary Sales Totals Lot 73, a 1995 McLaren F1 that sold for $15,620,000. Never underestimate the power of two bidders with pocketbooks as heavy as their convictions. The crowd erupted when the gavel fell and a world record was proclaimed. This year’s sales totaled $55,184,900 — a 61% increase over last year’s total despite an 8% lower sell-through rate. This year’s lineup was thankfully not padded with modern supercars that were still under warranty. This was an amazing auction with outstanding results. ♦ $120m $100m $80m $60m $40m $20m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA ENGLISH #76-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 876540. Eng. # R34968. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 76,956 miles. Owned by Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special signed guitar included in sale). Older restoration now showing its age. Passenger’s door fit issues. Cracked external rubber. Fresh chrome and wires. Worn seats. Clean but not showcondition engine compartment. Recent brake and suspension overhaul. Heritage Trust certificate. Cond: 2-. decal details. Beautiful bag-of-snakes exhaust. Rock-hard tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,150,000. Unsold during auction, but a deal was reached post-block. Race cars are always difficult to value. In its current condition, it is more likely to end up in a museum than on the vintage-racing circuit. SOLD AT $148,500. Celebrity cars sometimes bring premiums, but I am not sure there were many ’80s country rock fans in the auction tent. This was a driver-level car in a lessthan-optimal color combination. Well sold above market given the condition. The seller was correct to hold on loosely and let it go. TOP 10 No. 5 #52-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 Lightweight racer. S/N: S850664. Eng. # RA134 99S. White & blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,604 miles. Number seven of 12 factory lightweights built. ExBriggs Cunningham and raced in the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans. Alloy body with original alloy engine refitted to car. Detailed photo documentation file. History since new. A stunning car prominently displayed all weekend. Oozing patina, it looks as if it just left the racetrack with battle scars intact. Cond: 3. #66-1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E13757. Eng. # 7E105999. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 69,671 miles. Triple-black, fully restored Etype, originally owned by Bobby Darin. Matching numbers as per Heritage Trust Certificate. Exceptional condition throughout, with glass-like paint and brightwork. Seat texture appears different from other E-types. Cond: 1-. estimates. The next wave of collectors is showing a strong interest in rally cars; this would be smart to hold onto until that wave fully enters the collector market. #53-1986 FORD RS200 coupe. S/N: SFACXXBJ2CGL00133. White/red cloth. Odo: 8,385 miles. One of 148 road-legal RS200s. Born in the U.K., it relocated to America early in its life. Current owner bought the car over 25 years ago and has not started it in a decade. It will need a serious service prior to being drivable. Stress cracks throughout the body. Exterior rubber peeling away from the body. Paint drips in door jambs. Musty interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $242,000. With more than 70,000 E-types produced, they are hardly a rare collectible. However, it is one of the most beautiful designs of all time. Series 1 cars are the most valuable and usually trade on their originality or level of restoration. This lot was exceptionally presented and sold for a market-correct price. #18-1986 FORD RS200 Evolution coupe. SOLD AT $8,000,000. Did not sell in the room but was amended as sold post-block. An excellent result, given that another lightweight (with a more impressive race history) sold at the Arizona auctions this year for $7.37m (SCM# 6813197). #82-1964 LOTUS TYPE 34 racer. S/N: 2. White, red & blue/black cloth. MHD. One of two remains Type 34s. Ex AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney and Jim Clark. Most Indy wins by a Lotus race car. Restored to “as-new” condition by Walter Goodwin’s Race Car Restorations. Looks too good to race. Amazing 146 S/N: SFACXXBJ2CGL00084. White/red cloth. One of 24 Evolution-spec RS200s produced. Staggering performance by any standard. Single-family ownership for 25-plus years. Has not been used in more than a decade and will need to be mechanically refreshed. Nicely presented exterior, with the exception of some loose exterior rubber. Tidy interior. Rock-hard tires. This car was a time capsule worthy of any rally collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $550,000. Spirited bidding both in the room and on the phones. I hope the new owner uses this purposeful car as it was intended. Sold at a market-correct price exactly between the low and high pre-sale SOLD AT $181,500. While there is less history to their collecting tenure, younger rally collectors tend to prefer the wild Group B cars over the Stradale versions. This car traded hands below the low estimate but at a price where both buyer and seller should be pleased. TOP 10 No. 2 #73-1995 MCLAREN F1 coupe. S/N: SA9AB5AC5S1048044. Eng. # 6112160700992. Silver/black & gray leather. MHD. Odo: 9,569 miles. The first road-going, U.S.-legal McLaren F1, being sold by its original owner. Full service history. Removed federalization parts accompany the sale. Tools, luggage, modem, books, history, Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA original detailing kit included with the lot. As-new condition with no visible flaws to the naked eye. Twenty-two years old and can still keep up with many of today’s modern supercars. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $15,620,000. A new world record for any McLaren. McLaren F1s were $1m–$3m a decade ago. The combination of its one-owner history, unaltered body/ mechanics and exceptional condition brought an extraordinary price. FRENCH #44-1985 PEUGEOT 205 Turbo 16 hatchback. S/N: VF3741R76E5100127. Gray metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 1,113 km. One of 200 Group B homologation 205s. Uber-low mileage, but signs of enjoyment throughout. Original paintwork showing well. Some mismatched rubber. Dry, aged interior not reflective of the low mileage. Scratched wheels. States a full service is recommended before use. Once you locate a Peugeot dealer, replacing the rock-hard tires will be the least of your worries. Cond: 2-. RS200 EVO) and others. The market for these rare cars is thin (particularly in the U.S.), so it is difficult to know if this was well bought. GERMAN #29-1941 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Cabriolet B. S/N: 408429. Red/black cloth/ Dove Grey leather. Odo: 383 miles. Beautiful Sindelfingen Cabriolet B. Older, frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration holding up well. Some paint imperfections. Nicely presented wood and leather. Stunning mother-of-pearl gauges. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $919,600. Hot-rodded Mercs are not always an easy sell. But offsetting its track preparations, this lot has a nice combination of a stock presentation with exhilarating performance. Very well bought. #35-1957 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Super SOLD AT $929,500. A nice driver-level 540K that should be enjoyed at events or local shows. While it’s worthy of a restoration, the economics would quickly have the new owner upside down. Sold right above the low estimate at a market-correct level given its condition. #91-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SOLD AT $198,000. A unique offering only producing 197 bhp. While the rally segment is strong, buyers seem to favor the outrageous performance examples like Lot 18 (Ford Gullwing. S/N: 1980405500771. Eng. # 1989805500295. Red/black leather. Odo: 35,740 miles. Early race history, now a hot-rod street Gullwing with a swapped aluminum motor. Older Paul Russell restoration showing very well. Extensive documentation, literature, records and race photos. Passenger’s side molding, hardware and rubber out of place. Nice door alignment. Cond: 2+. Speedster. S/N: 83366. Eng. # 81007. White/ red leather. Odo: 29,824 km. Swiss-market Super Speedster brought to the U.S. in the 1970s. Uber-low mileage. Extensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration from 2009 shows nicely today. Correct date-coded wheels. CoA/ books/tools/records. Some minor wear and other signs of use and enjoyment. This lot shows like an honest car ready to be driven. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $420,000. Speedster values have appreciated at a rapid pace over the past decade but been on a roller-coaster ride over the past few years. Cars have traded hands privately with numbers starting with a 2, 3 and 4. The pre-sale estimates on this car were too aggressive and it should have traded hands close to the final high bid. #33-1965 PORSCHE 356SC 1600 coupe. S/N: 131727. Eng. # 821665. Irish Green/ Saddle leather. Odo: 10,872 miles. Missing decades of ownership history. Painful modern “updates” such as incorrect digital stereo and—I kid you not—two 356 embroidered cup holders. Big-bore kit and performance 148 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA exhaust system. Aftermarket gearshift knob and luggage. CoA, tools, jack and owner’s manual. Average-quality paint and brightwork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,200. 356 coupes have been catching a bid over the past several years. They are reliable and an inexpensive way to buy into a vintage-car experience. With over 70,000 356s produced, there are always plenty for sale, and few with the modifications made on this lot. Well sold. #60-1972 BMW 3.0 CSL coupe. S/N: 2212314. Eng. # 2212314. Colorado Orange/ black cloth. Odo: 72,785 km. One of 169 early pre-injected CSLs originally delivered in Italy (where it spent most of its life). Finished in its original Colorado Orange. Matching numbers as per BMW Classic Certificate. Rough exterior cosmetic condition with excessive orange peel and paint flaking. Cracked exterior rubber. Nicely restored steering wheel and dash. A driver-level car that appears to have been enjoyed during its lifetime. Cond: 2-. ITALIAN #107-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT Series II coupe. S/N: B201580. Eng. # 1685. Dark blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 25,636 km. Often cited as the world’s first Gran Turismo. This lot was previously in the Italian government customs department and was subsequently issued a new chassis number. Recent restoration holding up well with exceptional paint, chrome and interior. Broken passenger’s door handle. Archivio e Centro Storico confirms original components. Cond: 2+. tion. Some paint thickness and imperfections. Seats have the patina of a real race car. Beautiful but non-original motor fitted for the past 50 years. Rebodied several times throughout its life. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $225,500. A beautiful car that is not often seen in the U.S. auction circuit. Sold late in the day, but this beautiful lot kept bidders in the tent. Bought well given the car’s excellent overall condition. #54-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S NOT SOLD AT $245,000. BMW 3.0s were too cheap for quite some time. That’s not the case anymore, as all variants have enjoyed huge gains over the past several years (during a flat overall collector car market). $300kplus results are usually reserved for “Batmobiles” or CSLs that are original or fully restored. This lot was in between, and the seller should have considered the high bid. #3-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N: WBAEJ13451AH60489. Topaz Blue/black leather. Odo: 15,171 miles. Higher-mileage Z8 with attractive Topaz Blue paint. Lightly scratched exterior finish. Interior wear commensurate with the odometer reading. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,265,000. B24S Americas are rare lots that are not on every collector’s bucket list. Realized prices have fallen from $1.8m (Gooding Arizona 2014, SCM# 6661878) to $1.3m earlier this year (RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, SCM# 6828949). They seem to be stable in the $1.2m–$1.3m range for a fully restored car. This lot was sold for a market-correct level. SOLD AT $198,000. Opening bid of $100k, quickly ran to $150k between a phone vs. room bidder. Z8s continue to be strong. This result was well sold above retail given miles and condition. 150 #38-1956 MASERATI 300S racer. S/N: 3069. Eng. # 3058. Red/dark red leather. RHD. One of the great sports racing cars in history. 300S number 3039 was piloted by Juan Manuel Fangio to win the Grand Prix of Brazil and Portugal. A stunning lot prominently displayed during the preview and auc- America Spider. S/N: B24S1110. Eng. # B241119. Grigio Chiaro/Rosso Scuro leather. Odo: 233 miles. Matching-numbers B24S restored/re-created by marque specialists. One of 240 desirable Spider Americas. Nardi performance kit fitted. Exceptional condition throughout, showing only minor signs of use and wear. Some panel gap inconsistency in the rear. Interior as-new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $5,100,000. A significant offering with a spectacular factory and privateer race history. While many race cars are rebodied throughout their lives, the top sellers are often sold intact as they were throughout history. I imagine this was a factor in why this lot did not sell. It is tough to assess whether or not the car should have traded for the $5.1m final bid, but it certainly was not unrealistic. #61-1956 MASERATI A6G54 Gran Sport Frua prototype Spider. S/N: 2180. Eng. # 2146. Rosso & Avorio/Avorio leather. Odo: 2,767 km. Well-documented A6G rebuilt with a modified chassis, non-original engine and drivetrain. Comprehensive, photo-documented six-year restoration from factory build sheet. Some missing history. Exceptional cosmetic condition with stunning paint, chrome, wires and interior. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $2,350,000. The lack of original mechanicals and bodywork hurt the interest in this lot. The final bid was light, and the seller was correct to bring the car back home. #10-1958 DUAL-GHIA CONVERT- IBLE. S/N: 197. Dark blue/dark blue cloth/tan & blue leather. Odo: 1,365 miles. Rare and expensive star cars of the period. Designed by Chrysler, fabricated in Italy by Ghia. One of only 117 cars produced. 5.2-l Dodge engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Older restoration. Shown on the lawn at Pebble Beach. Poster car for the 2011 Greenwich Concours. Nice paint other than a prominent hood-paint blotch. Beautiful chrome. Fresh whitewalls. Exceptional interior condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $401,500. Strong interest among three room bidders pushed this lot well beyond the high estimate. Aggressive final Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA 25% of the cost. The hammer price reflected the risk that the new owner could become the principal funding source for his restorer’s 401k. Bought at the market-correct price. #17-1959 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA price, but they do not frequently come up for sale. #85-1958 FERRARI 250 GT Tour de France alloy coupe. S/N: 0899GT. Eng. # 0354 C. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 33,478 km. Classiche Red Book Certified Tour de France. Forty-two of 77 built. Alloy bodied, covered headlights. NOM. A storied chassis number requiring a metallurgy test to ensure authenticity. Body damage in 1961. Currently restored to the highest of standards. Magical paint. Better-than-new interior. Window felt was the only non-concours detail. Cond: 1. SPIDER Veloce 750F. S/N: 149506373. Eng. # 1315.32565. White/red vinyl/red leather. Odo: 347 miles. Giulietta Spider Veloces are wonderful cars to drive with their rev-happy, twin-cam engines and beautiful Pininfarina styling. This lot was subject to a two-year comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration, showing minimal signs of wear. Fixed windows. Non-original engine and transmission. Incorrect stainless bumpers. Good paint with slightly uneven panel gaps. Side trim pulling slightly away from body. Show-quality interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $78,100. Bidding was lethargic in the room. While color is subjective, this lot may have seen a better result if it were painted red or black. Well bought at a substantial discount from the low estimate. #63-1963 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMER- NOT SOLD AT $3,400,000. How many people can buy a car at this price point? Those who can will pay up for originality and history. Despite some issues, this car deserved a much better result, and the seller was correct to bring it home. #101-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B24S cabriolet. S/N: B2451678. Eng. # 1798. Black/Pelle Rossa leather. Odo: 39,650 miles. Long-term ownership. Nice Pininfarina styling that holds up well in cabriolet. Registro Aurelia claims matching numbers. Recent mechanical servicing. Scary bodywork and paint. Ripped, stained seats needing a Purell treatment. Cond: 4+. ICA Aerodinamico coupe. S/N: 5029SA. Eng. # 5029. Grigio Argento/red leather. Odo: 2,685 km. Number 15 of 18 LWB Aerodinamicos built. Fitted with attractive and rare covered headlights. Original engine, non-original gearbox as per Classiche Red Book certification. Class award at Pebble, Platinum at Cavallino. History/tools/jack/books. Some panel and paint imperfections. Beautiful Borranis and fresh rubber. Nice interior only showing modest signs of driver-seat wear. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $3,000,000. Sold in 2015 for $2,860,000 (SCM# 6784097), which was about the peak of the collector car market. This bid may have been a touch light but should have been strongly considered by the seller. SOLD AT $341,000. This lot was tempting for many. No, the cabriolet is not as pretty or sporty as the Spider America, but it’s roughly 152 #16-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB Alloy Long-Nose coupe. S/N: 07927. Eng. # 07927. Celeste Blue/blue leather. Odo: 42,709 km. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA One of approximately 60 alloy-bodied, longnose, two-cam 275 GTBs produced. Reportedly a factory test car. Subject to a two-year, “open-wallet” cosmetic restoration. Concours condition throughout, including exceptional paint, perfect panel gaps and sparkling brightwork. History, books, tools and records. Cond: 1-. and “needing a complete restoration.” This lot could be turned into a nice driver with a more sanitary interior. SOLD AT $3,080,000. 275 GTBs are a marquee lot in nearly every auction. 275 prices fell sharply in 2016 and this lot’s result brought a sigh of relief to auction companies worldwide. This exceptional example brought slightly above the high estimate and was worth every penny given the quality of the restoration. #81-1966 FERRARI 275 GTS Spider. S/N: 08335. Eng. # 08335. Azzuro Metallizzato/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 34,824 miles. Number 193 of 200 made. Hard top. Upgraded brakes. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification “in process.” Nicely restored with excellent paint throughout. Slightly worn seats relative to the otherwise excellent interior. Nicely presented engine bay. Slightly faded Borranis. An excellent color for this Fiat-looking Ferrari. Cond: 2+. #26-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N: 10507. Eng. # 1886. Rosso Cordoba/ beige leather. Odo: 42,373 miles. Original car still showing well. Three owners from new. Nice paint and brightwork. Window felt coming apart in areas. Tidy but not concours-quality engine cosmetics. Engine rebuilt 500 miles ago. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,519,000. Four-cams are an A+ bellwether of the collector-car industry. Their aggressive styling, performance and agility are integral to the Ferrari mystique of the 1960s.Prices are clearly down from the 2015 peak and seemed to have leveled in the $2.5 million range. This car was sold right on the money given its condition. BEST BUY #30-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N: 14207. Eng. # 251. Rosso Chiaro/Nero leather. Odo: SOLD AT $1,550,000. While styling is always subjective, this is no ones’ favorite Ferrari. However, this has to be considered well bought in today’s market. #98-1966 MASERATI SEBRING Series II 3700 coupe. S/N: AM101S10403. Eng. # AM101S 10403. Rosso Cordoba/Pelle Bianca leather. Odo: 33,362 km. Unrestored Sebring with very low miles, originally sold in Spain. Matching numbers as per Maserati Classiche. Mismatched colors on hood versus other panels. Grungy interior. Driver’s door ding and scratches. Pitted chrome. Nicely documented with book/records/manual/warranty booklet. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. There is a fine line between a preservation candidate November 2017 29,114 miles. One-owner, low-mileage Daytona coupe with claimed original paint and interior. Thick (as they painted them in 1971), glossy paint. Deeply discolored mouse-hair dash. Worn, cracked seats as to be expected for their age. Amazing Voxson 8-track player. Tidy engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $660,000. I was surprised this lot did not attract more interest. In past years, buyers have paid handsomely for unrestored, original cars. This car had patina and mojo in 153


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On the Radar The British Malaise Edition These cars are now over 25 years old and legal to import into the United States for the first time. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1992 Lotus Carlton spades. Daytonas are not the current flavor of the day, but this lot should have brought more money and was hence well bought. #83-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Pros: Top speed of 176 mph from a 3.6-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder with 377 horsepower and 419 stump-ripping pound-feet of torque. Will do 0–60 mph in 5.1 seconds. Just 950 made, of which only 230 were RHD, so buy the type you prefer. Cons: Looks like a Ford Tempo, even though it’s a Vauxhall/Opel platform. Fiberglass bodywork generally agreed to be of low quality. Price range: $30k–$50k, plus import costs. 1992 Rover 220 Coupé Turbo coupe. S/N: 14417. Eng. # 251. Rosso Ferrari/ black & red leather. Odo: 33,560 miles. A twoowner, U.S.-spec Daytona coupe. Same owner for 39 years. Cosmetically, the car needs just about everything. The lot description has little information on the mechanical condition of this car. Cracked leather and rubber everywhere. Manuals/records/purchase documents. Not a rare period Ferrari, with approximately 1,300 produced. Cond: 4. transaxle. Period performance in the league of the Miura, and Daytona at a significant discount. Average paint. Beautiful stainless-steel top. Fresh Cromadora wheels. Faded and scratched brightwork. Normal seat-bolster wear. Rubber separating from body. Detailed history/records. Cond: 2-. Bonhams Carmel, CA SOLD AT $140,250. $75k opening bid. Lethargic bidding in the tent. Two buyers pushed the final price to a market-correct level. #69-1975 LANCIA STRATOS HF Jolly SOLD AT $511,500. Only a few years ago, this might have received a premium for its “patina.” Now, collectors are taking a harder look at being the sponsor of their restoration shop’s retirement fund. Sold at the correct market price given unknowns. #65-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona Pros: Much better looking than the Lotus. While it’s the fastest Rover ever made, that’s an easy race to win. Still, the 2.0-liter turbo engine makes 197 horsepower and 174 poundfeet of torque, albeit delivered only to the front wheels. However, the Rover is good for 150 mph and a 0–60 mph dash of 6.2 seconds, and it’s pennies on the dollar compared to other options. Cons: Still looks like a ’92 Honda Accord. Price range: $2k–$4k, plus import costs. 1992 Holden HSV ClubSport VP Spider. S/N: 16573. Eng. # B2506. Marrone Colorado/Chocolate canvas/beige leather. Odo: 17,684 miles. One of 123 factory Spiders with very low miles. Spent much of its time in the Midwest; I have personally seen it in many shows over the years. Well-documented history with SEFAC delivery sheets. Tools/bill of sale/books. Former FCA Platinum winner. Motion Products restoration still showing well, with only minor paint cracking. The seats could be re-covered to take this car to the next level. Cond: 2+. Club Continuation coupe. S/N: 829AR00000008. Eng. # AR08290000000008. Turquoise/ black leather. Odo: 12,611 km. Stradale (street) version of the two-time World Rally Championship car. Legendary Gandini “Wedge” design produced by Bertone. Lightweight fiberglass panels over a strong steel tub and powered by a Ferrari Dino engine. This lot was a Swiss-delivered Stratos later modified by the Autosport Jolly Club in Milan. Stresscracked paint, cracked rubber and war wounds throughout. The musty interior features dirty, moldy seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $363,000. Rally cars are the flavor of the day among the Millennials with means. While having patina in spades, a good sanitizing would have made this lot more appealing to a wider audience. The bid was a bit light of the pre-sale estimates but was right on the money for its rough-but-rally-appropriate presentation. Pros: Aussie performance street cred, with 241 horsepower and 295 pound-feet from a 5.0-liter V8. Available 5-speed manual transmission puts the ponies to the rear wheels for a 0–60 mph time of 6.0 seconds, and a top speed of 154 mph. Four-wheel disc brakes provide stopping power. Cons: Just 452 were made, so finding one in good shape could be a challenge. Many were equipped with automatics, and most have very high mileage. Price range: $10k–$20k. ♦ 154 NOT SOLD AT $2,100,000. Daytonas are not currently in vogue. Spyder prices have bounced between $2m–$3m over the past several years. The high bid was a little shy but should have been considered. Bonhams listed this Ferrari as a 365 GTB/4, not a 365 GTS/4. #9-1974 MASERATI BORA 4.9 coupe. S/N: AM11749US762. Eng. # AM1071149762. Oro Kelso Gold Metallic/saddle leather. Odo: 11,947 miles. This lot oozes ’70s Giugiaro “style” with its Oro Kelso Gold Metallic finish. The Bora was Maserati’s first mid-engine car. Alloy V8 with a ZF 5-speed Sports Car Market #78-1983 LANCIA 037 Stradale coupe. S/N: ZLA151AR000000159. Red/brown corduroy. Odo: 9,342 km. Low but hard-mileage Rally 037. Mid-engine, supercharged


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Bonhams Carmel, CA Lampredi/Abarth engine. Only 200 street (Stradale) versions produced. Tube frame over Kevlar/fiberglass body. Nice phone-dial wheels. Cracked, scratched and faded paint. Machine-gun-like holes in the rear of the car. Obvious signs of enjoyment. Faded, cracked interior. Ample OEM spares. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $264,000. Rarely for sale and difficult to value. Today’s rally car collectors are favoring the raw and outrageous. A significant sum for a low-horsepower 037. #46-1985 LANCIA DELTA S4 Stradale hatchback. S/N: ZLA038AR00000005. Black/red leather. Odo: 8,852 km. Another outrageous Group B homologation rally car. Both turbocharged and supercharged. Chromoly tubular space frame over epoxy and fiberglass body. My walk around suggests some fun was had with this lot. Cracks and chips everywhere. Rubber moldings are a mess. Proper rally car stress cracks throughout. Significant documentation. Manuals and a spare set of wheels included. Cond: 3+. #93-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N: ZFFPA16B000053301. Eng. # F114B - 00047. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 67,813 km. One of the 272, 288 GTOs produced by the factory. Single-family ownership for most of its life with uber-high mileage— probably the highest-mileage 288 GTO. Appears to have panel shade differences. Worn interior (commensurate with miles). Books/ tools. Marcel Massini report. Cond: 2-. paintwork on rear passenger’s panel. One owner, uber-low miles. Books/tools/window sticker/Schedoni luggage (an oddity for this raw street racer). Nicely presented inside and out. Some signs of use but not of abuse. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,457,500. A very nice lot that deserved the attention of bidders. However, the final result was well above the current market and was well sold. #42-2003 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N: ZFFCW56A830133118. Eng. # 76333. Nero/ Cuoio leather. Odo: 17,302 miles. Two-owner, ex-Steve Wynn Enzo. One of 12 produced in Nero black. Higher-mileage supercar that has been well preserved. Modest seat wear. Very minor scratches and stone chips. Ferrari Classiche certification “in progress.” Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,700,000. If a collector can afford the coveted 288 GTO, does he want one with 67k kilometers? Only at a substantial discount. The high bid was more than adequate to facilitate a transaction, and the seller should have accepted it without regret. #87-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFMN34A6L0087030. Eng. # 24113. Rosso Corsa/red cloth. Odo: 2,113 miles. One of 213 U.S.-spec F40s. Fully disclosed minor SOLD AT $440,000. The seller of this lot did not try to hide or disguise the car’s essence. It looks as if it had just slid through the finish line of a race. Rally cars are the freshmen of the auction grounds. They show potential, but all the seniors are uncertain on how they will perform. However, this lot and others showed the strength and depth of the segment. SOLD AT $2,040,500. It is difficult to believe that the Enzo is 14 years old. Despite the high mileage, this car almost looks showroomfresh. Sold at a market-correct level. JAPANESE #40-1992 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R coupe. S/N: BNR32221085. Silver/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 8,700 km. Two-owner, uber-lowmileage, time-capsule Godzilla. As-new condition, claimed to have never been driven in the rain. Slightly modified air duct claimed to be performed at delivery. NISMO strut braces added (originals included in sale). Interior and engine bay as-new. Unsafe, rock-hard tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $86,900. Along with the offered rally cars, Godzillas are all the rage with the next-gen collectors. Before you yell at them to get off your lawn, take some time to consider how advanced this car was 25 years ago. A very strong result above the high estimate, but the new market-correct price for this collectible. © 156 Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA Mecum Auctions — The Daytime Auction When a few high-end consignments don’t sell, it takes a big chunk out of the sales total Company Mecum Auctions Date August 16–19, 2017 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moauec, Russ Coughlin Automotive lots sold/offered 327/643 Sales rate 51% Sales total $33,531,880 High sale 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe, sold at $3,795,000 Buyer’s premium The high seller, a three-year-old new car with only 589 miles clocked on it — 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe, sold at $3,795,000 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics U ncertainty clouded the market going into Monterey Auction week. Would prices be up over last year? Sales lower? Were six auctions too many to support this market — and would people attend less of them and more of the surrounding events instead? Mecum Auctions went into this Monterey as it has since it broke into this market several years ago — offering the greatest volume, at unique times, with something for everyone. For 2017, this formula worked again — except a few big consignments didn’t sell, which chewed into their sales total. New for this year, Mecum added a day by starting to sell cars on Wednesday afternoon, taking a chunk out of the 634 consignments for the week. This added day did make the other days a little shorter. This is a plus for all attending, as the Daytime Auction tended to go on into being The Early Evening Auction in recent years. That meant bidders were cutting out early to get to the other evening auctions. There were 63 fewer cars this year compared to 2016. However, the sales rate was up from last year’s 48.6 percent to 51 percent. While a greater percentage of cars sold, the big number — total dollars in sales was markedly down by $16.6 158 million. Plain and simple, less high-end consignments sold, and when they did, they went for less than expected. The top sales from last year and this year give an excellent comparison. Both were 2014 Ferrari LaFerraris. Last year’s car sold for $5,170,000, while this year’s example (one of two Mecum had consigned and the only to sell) garnered $3,795,000 — only after some negotiations with the consignor. The other factor in overall sales picture was a return to more of Mecum’s core car market — American Muscle. Chevrolet returned as Mecum’s most popularly consigned marquee at 94 offered, while last year’s most-consigned brand — Porsche — had 67 here. Yet with 43 Ferraris on the docket, Mecum had more of the Maranello marvels than two of any of the other auction houses this week combined — and in some cases, more than three combined. Three of Mecum’s top ten sales were Ferraris: Sales Totals a 2017 F12 TdF was the third highest sale at $1,375,000, and a 2015 458 Speciale Aperta convertible was the sixth highest when it garnered $682,000. Considering the changes made this year seemed to work for the better, it wouldn’t be outside the possibility to see The Daytime Auction become more like The Sunrise Auction next year. At least it would have an early jump on the traffic congestion. Save me a Bloody Mary at the bidder’s bar for a morning jump-start as I review the lineup before the fog burns off in 2018. ♦ $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 10%, or $500 minimum, included in sold prices


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA ENGLISH #F59-1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E14813. White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 63,813 miles. Fitted with chrome knockoff wire wheels and Coker Classic Redline tires. 1980s Clarion AM/FM/ cassette deck. Originally restored in the late 1980s. In 2008 it was repainted, retrimmed with new seats and had the motor and transmission rebuilt. Rather clean undercarriage, albeit mostly in black paint. Rather vibrant uniformly replated brightwork. Engine bay is starting to lose its luster, despite a recent topical cleaning. Stained plastic laminated tag affixed near the reservoir bottles extolling that the car needs to be serviced with Dex-Cool coolant only. Noticeable sediment in the fuelline filter clear glass bowl. Like-new top. No discernible seat wear, although the carpet is starting to show light traffic. Cond: 2-. supplier seat belts. Speaking of Ford products, the original 289-ci Ford V8 had been rebuilt and is resplendently well detailed—as is the rest of the engine bay. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. It must have irked the Chrysler folks who worked within their newly acquired Sunbeam Works to watch the competition’s engines being put into their own products. However, the Roots Group had a contract with Ford and could not fit a Chrysler engine in the Tiger without major modifications. Not much irked the bidders though, as it opened at $100k and quickly worked its way up to $160k. As the auction house guesstimate was $200k to $250k (with the reserve likely in that zone), the consignor may have been the only one irked here, as it was just as quickly not going to sell. #S131-2012 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Someone in the early 1990s must have gotten some good use out of it, due to the refurbishing in 2008. Last seen at Mecum’s Houston auction in April of this year, then declared sold for $104,500 (SCM# 6833479). To nobody’s shock, surprise or amazement, it hit a brick wall here at $100k and pretty much rolled off without much fanfare. #S112-1967 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk II convertible. S/N: B382100268. British Racing Green & white/British Racing Green fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 3,903 miles. Equipped with both a hard top and soft top. Concours-quality restoration performed on it within the past decade. Excellent paintwork. Slightly crooked door fit. As it was built while under Chrysler’s ownership of Sunbeam, it has the same little gold Pentastar that’s found on any domestic Chrysler product. All chrome trim has been replated, all rubber body seals replaced—although the door-vent frame to windshield frame seals are generic adhesivebacked foam rubber strips. Excellent original interior wood. All-reproduction interior soft trim, except for the original date-coded Ford “Year of the Dragon” 88 edition coupe. S/N: SCFFDECN5CGG14531. Amethyst Red/ Spicy Red leather. Odo: 222 miles. Chinesemarket-only edition, commemorating the Year of the Dragon 2012. Additionally equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes with black calipers. Essentially a brand-new car, with 222 miles indicated. No discernible indications of wear or usage on the paint, interior or engine bay. Has more dust from sitting on the undercarriage than road spray, with all inspection paint marks intact and no corrosion. The tires barely show wear. Cond: 1-. through where rust blistering has occurred behind the driver’s side headlight assembly and a few body-panel seams. Also has patches of light paint crazing on the tops of the front fenders and various chips throughout the body. Bumpers and some trim were likely replated when the car was repainted. The balance of the brightwork is in pretty good shape. Heavily faded cloth door-glass seals; significant dry rot on the windshield gasket. Good door and panel fit. Cleaned-up engine bay with some light detailing. Poorly repainted air cleaner assembly with heavy fisheyes from bad prep work. Newer carpeting and seat upholstery, with the balance of the interior being original. Patches of leather cracking on the dashpad. Older black spray-can job on the undercarriage. Older radials on the stock wheels. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Enough has been done on the car over the years that claims of originality as a whole go out the window. There are some underlying corrosion issues that will have to get dealt with, sooner better than later when holes blow though the factory spot-welded panel seams. One can make the argument that it is a good rally car or cruiser, but it’s really getting to the point that future preservation needs to take over. As such, it was more than sufficiently bid. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Offered in three paint and interior colors on three Aston models; the Dragon 88 package included 24k gold A-M wing badges, gold interior embroidery with dragons stitched to the headrests, pianoblack interior panels with gold inlay, and silver-painted wheels. It was limited to 88 cars, as that number in the Chinese system of Feng Shui signifies great prosperity. Yet with all the appointments, I’d have expected something more tasteful and exotic for attaching the door-sill plaques than Menards-grade Philips screws. Bidding here opened at $50k and stopped at dealer wholesale. While “collector car” auctions have become rife with all manner of nice to needy-scary used luxury sport cars, at least this one is unique. GERMAN #S162-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 12104210016220. Gray blue/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 9,183 miles. Old topical repaint over the original paint approximately 20 years ago. Has been buffed out many times since then, to include some burn- 160 Sports Car Market #T180-1963 BMW 700 coupe. S/N: 195695. Red & white/gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 43,686 miles. More recent average topical trim-off repaint, with lesser masking in the door jambs and light overspray on the suspension components and lower engine. Heavier dry-rotting of several window seals, brokenoff chunk of door-frame seal. As such, the doors shut well but rattle a bit. Older bumper replate, serviceable original body trim and later-era fender-mounted mirror. Heavier paint fade and wear on the rear roundel. Generally clean motor out back. Recently repainted upper-engine shrouding and new mounting hardware, with heavily paint-chipped air cleaner. Engine compartment paint leads me to believe that the car was originally painted ivory. Seats redone in recent years with modern cloth inserts. Good dashpad, but poor workmanship


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA on the lower dashboard vinyl covering. Good original rubber flooring, heavier scuffing on the kick panels. Fresh 5.30-12 tires on repainted rims. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. The 700s tend to be forgotten about, as they were made at the end of the Isetta era and at the start of the “New Class” 1500 sedan. Several price guides and U.S. import references even fail to mention them, but some were sold here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Since this one was done on the cheap, it makes sense that it was bid on the cheap. Fair offer. #F30-1966 BMW R60/2 with Steib side- car motorcycle. S/N: 629394. Bavarian Crème/black rubber & leather. MHD. Odo: 43,937 miles. Fitted with a period Steib S500 sidecar. Fitted with a like-new Denfeld solo saddle on the bike, with a cargo rack behind it. Well upholstered inside the sidecar. The consignor is of the opinion that the 43,937 indicated miles are actual, although it has had a comprehensive bare-frame restoration in recent years. Better-than-technically-possiblewhen-new paint prep and application throughout. A few paint gouges on the frame where the kick starter contacted it. Restoration is fresh enough that the chromed exhaust pipes and retainer nuts to the head haven’t started to discolor yet. The balance of the brightwork on the rest of the machine is just as minty fresh. A few modern plastic tie wraps were used in a few places to keep the new wiring harness in place. Clear Plexiglas windscreen on the side hack. Darn near sterile engine cleanliness. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. In my two decades of E-9 ownership, this is the first time I’ve encountered one of these grille guards. Which is just as well, as its functionality would seem to be minimal—if anything, negatively affecting the headlight beams—along with, to be frank, being ugly and messing up the aesthetics of the car. More cosmetically refreshed than concisely restored, it was sufficiently bid to sell at the final offer. #S64-1976 PORSCHE 934 /935-spec SOLD AT $55,000. This makes quite the fetching combination, in correct yet rarely done Bavarian Crème with correct pinstriping. No surprise here that it sold at this level—and could’ve actually done better if the conditions warranted (read that as two better-financed bidders who each had to have it). #T123-1972 BMW 3.0 CS coupe. S/N: 2240160. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,203 miles. U.S.-spec car, sold new in San Francisco. Factory-optional manual sunroof. Period-accessory grille guard. Originally Verona (red), this good repaint is more of a brighter Resale Red than the authentic original. Doors take some effort to latch properly. Antenna mast removed from the base (and no, it’s not the fold-down flush Hirschmann unit, either). Good brightwork and bumper rub strips. Engine bay could benefit from more detailing. Grubby aftermarket headers. The entire air-cleaner assembly—including the latches and plastic plugs—are painted an incorrect shade of gray. Multiple aftermarket plastic inline fuel filters. Good, mostly original interior. Twin aftermar- 162 IMSA racer. S/N: 9306700171. Yellow & blue/black vinyl. Dedicated race car, so there’s no speedometer/odometer. Competition history began as a 934 with a Swiss privateer on May 30, 1976, in the Nürburgring 1,000 Km, where it finished 4th. Along the way, it was campaigned in Central America and Southern U.S. from 1977 to ’86 and converted to a 934/5 and eventually to full 935 specs. Circa 2007 restoration, to its full 935 K3 configuration as it appeared in the Camel GT series of the early 1980s. Semi-retired since, as it has a current FIA Racing Passport, mostly competing in the Monterey Historics. Racing tires on BBS competition wheels. Minimal track rash on the paint, all of which is on the bottom of the chin spoiler. Form-fitting race seat, with Schroth harnesses dating to the restoration. Rather clean and tidy interior for a race car, but all function over form. Cond: 3+. ket gauges mounted where the wood-trim speaker was, plus DIN-mount sound system in the center console. Hand-crank door glass. Plastic wing nut broken off the inner trunk lid, held in place by a parts bin bolt. Rusty stock exhaust system and chassis components. Cond: 3+. plastic blanking plug in the left front fender where the antenna hole was stamped. 117 miles since new, unrestored, and mostly original. Recently buffed-out original paint. However, the buffing also cut down a touch-up brush-filled paint scratch on the left rear fender. Excellent original brightwork with slight dulling from age on the alloy pieces. Slightly yellowing top, also part of the aging process. Interior vinyl seems too brilliant to be original, as there is no yellowing from age whatsoever. Bank-vault door fit. Engine bay may be clean and original, yet it doesn’t visually pop, either, thanks to dull alloy castings and some light corrosion on a few iron pieces. Moderate surface rust on the heater boxes, akin to sitting on damp concrete at some time. However, the car also wears dealer-applied undercoating along with some more recent touch-up of it. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. I’ve said it before: Finding one of these in minty low-mile condition really isn’t all that tough. This was the last year of a Beetle convertible, so quite a few were pickled for when they’ll send the owner’s kids to college (that’s their story, and they’re sticking to it). For several decades, that was as much folly as using the same tactic on a ’76 Eldorado convertible, yet around four decades later both cars have now crashed through the $25k ceiling in said minty low-mile condition. It has taken enough time that it’s the grandkids who may have their tuition paid for, but in this case at least, it got done. NOT SOLD AT $775,000. Has been something of a frequent flier in the auction community, popping up on our radar at least three times since 2010, generally getting bid for increasingly less each time and not selling. All I can say now is that it bucks that trend with a new high no-sale—although as a privateer’s car, it should’ve ended here. #F70-1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE convertible. S/N: 1592042795. White/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 117 miles. Radio delete, with an original black Sports Car Market #F36-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N: WDBBA44A2AB066246. White/white fiberglass/blue leather. Odo: 27,148 miles. Equipped with both types of tops and Becker AM/FM/cassette stereo. Stated that the 27,148 indicated miles are actual and that the car is essentially original from new. Well-cared-for original paint; one is hard pressed to find much wrong with it aside from the occasional small rock chip on a wheelwell edge. Passenger’s side door-window seal torn on the hard top near the windshield header. Bank-vault door and panel fit. Aside from vinyl wrinkling on the upper door


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA Online sales of contemporary cars 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB coupe Date sold: 08/24/2017 eBay auction ID: 332339997398 Seller’s eBay ID: bedminstercw Sale type: Used car with 1,727 miles VIN: ZFF79ALA0G0217588 Details: Corsa Red over black leather, 3.9-L twinturbocharged V8 rated at 660 hp and 560 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $297,999, Buy It Now, sf 491 MSRP: $323,790 (as equipped) Other current offering: Towbin Motorcars of Las Vegas, NV, asking $327,900 for a Grigio Scuro over Nero leather 2016 488 GTB coupe with 383 miles. 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition coupe panels and light carpet soiling in the footwells, it has a like-new interior. Excellent wood trim. Light road spray on the undercarriage. M-B part number on the muffler. Newer radials on the original bottle-cap alloy wheels. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. 1980 was the final year of the 450SL, with the U.S. market only getting the updated, yet later problematic, 380SL for 1981 through 1985. While it can be argued that the 450SL was a better or worse car than the 380SL, both paled compared to the later 560SLs—which is the kind of money this example hit. As such, even factoring the low miles and condition, it was bid to all the money in the world and spare change. #T44-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E Date sold: 07/14/2017 eBay auction ID: 142443885281 Seller’s eBay ID: onofreychuk Sale type: Used car with 2,760 miles VIN: 1G1YU2D64G5700563 Details: Black over black leather/microfiber, 6.2-L supercharged V8 rated at 650 hp and 650 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $92,000, Buy It Now, sf 538 MSRP: $117,515 (as equipped) Other current offering: In Omaha, NE, Woodhouse Auto Family offering a Racing Yellow Tintcoat over black leather/microfiber Corvette Z06 coupe with 12 miles for $99,720. 2017 Lotus Evora 400 coupe replica EVO-II DTM racer sedan. S/N: WDB2010341F219670. Black & silver/black vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 109,098 km. Sold as non-California-compliant, Euro-spec car. Done up as a replica DTM series racer, with aftermarket body flares, wings, plus a few Carlsson tuning bits—to include the wheels— added. Also fitted with aftermarket Recaro seating, with the stock rear seats upholstered to match. Auction company driver’s notes indicate that the front air dam needed to be removed before the car was to be driven on site (due to ground clearance problems). Decent paintwork, good enough for a racer. Windshield-mounted decals for racing events in French. Only chrome bits left on the outside of the car are the grille shell and emblems, all of which are like new. Heavier steering-wheel wear, yet the rest of the interior looks better than the 109km would suggest. Modern Alpine sound system in the stock location. No VIN tag or stickers in the usual factory locations. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $2,000,000. Last seen at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indy (SCM# 6836058), where I predicted that it was just a teaser for being sold here, as the market would be better here. Well, so much for the better market, as it was bid to the same $2 million point at both venues. At least the consignor knows what to insure it for now. ITALIAN #S47-1958 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint coupe. S/N: 149306224. Red/red leather. NOM rebuilt powertrain. Originally fitted with steel wheels, Borranis added by the owner. Older presentable repaint. Bumpers were removed by the owner, and as Murphy’s Law likely has a codicil for, it since got hit in the front. The damage is significant enough to require up to a new nose and right front fender. Slightly buckled front fender should be able to get worked out with new bodywork elsewhere. Period-style competition seats, with newer four-point competition seat belts. Tachometer rotated 90-degrees counter-clockwise to put the 7k redline at 1 o’clock. Rally stopwatch mounted to the glovebox door. Good original door and interior panels, albeit with moderate scuffing and soiling. Replacement carpeting. Cond: 4. Date sold: 08/18/2017 eBay auction ID: 232441528361 Seller’s eBay ID: rossocorsagallery Sale type: Used car with 1,675 miles VIN: SCCLMDVN9HHA20162 Details: Solid Red over tan leather, 3.5-L supercharged V6 rated 400 hp and 302 ft-lb, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $89,895, Buy It Now, sf 600 MSRP: $89,900 (base) Other current offering: Lotus of Bellevue, in Bellevue, WA, offering an Ithaca Verde Metallic over black leather 2017 Evora 400 coupe with 23 miles for $102,930. ♦ 164 NOT SOLD AT $32,000. DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft, or German touring car championship) can best be described as the German equivalent of NASCAR, so it makes sense that the bodywork is falling off this one. Just like the good ol’ boys here (and racer boys here), it appears that someone took an E190 with licensing issues and made it a track rat. Unless that’s what you want to do with it here—having it ride a trailer to get to the track—avoid this one. #S147.1-1989 PORSCHE 962 racer. S/N: 108C2. White & gold/black cloth. RHD. Competed during the 1988 and 1989 seasons in IMSA GTP class by Jim Busby Racing, most notably for winning the 1989 24 Hours of Daytona driven by Derek Bell, John Andretti and Bob Wollek. Retains the original Miller High Life paint and graphics configuration of 1989. Heavier paint scratching up to gouging the bodywork on the inside of the rear bodywork fencing, in addition to paint chipping on front edges of the bodywork. Otherwise, paint and graphics are in good shape. Latest tech inspection decals are from SVRA in 2004 and Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2005. The only apparent concessions to the 21st century are a center-mount LED stop light and some safety equipment. In race-ready configuration, as it ran up to the auction block. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $93,500. This was one of five Italian cars sold at no reserve from the estate of the late (John) J. Geils—founder of the J. Geils Band. 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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA interview in 2013 and his death earlier this year. As it is a needy Alfa, I expected Publisher Martin to be magnetically drawn into the fray for it, but he was otherwise engaged en route to Concorso (arranging the repair of his GTV that lost a master cylinder in Monterey) when it crossed the block. Plenty paid, considering all factors—especially a rather expensive repair bill. #S44-1961 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N: 250GTE2525. Dark blue & silver/red leather. Odo: 82,732 miles. No provisions for a radio, to include the lack of an antenna. Repainted approximately a decade ago. While it presents well, the paint is lifting where the two hues meet at the base of the C-pillar. Also has light panel-edge chipping. FCA decal on side window. Slightly grimy under the hood, but does show regular maintenance. Fresh NAPA battery, with cut-off switch knob. Stated that the transmission is a 5-speed from a Daytona. Reupholstered seats, door panels and center console show no appreciable wear. Glovebox lid has two rally stopwatches mounted to it. Dual ANSA exhaust outlet resonators, with some light primer overspray on them. Borrani wire wheels shod with modern Pirelli radials. From the late J. Geils Estate Collection. Cond: 3+. on the front fenders has been cut out. Wrinkled bodywork has also popped heavy layers of plastic body filler in the lower fenders. The dash is one of the few sub-assemblies still intact inside the car. Carpeting is torn up at the toe board, intact ahead of the rear seat. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $88,000. J. Geils’ usual tweaks are present on the car (rally stopwatches on the dashboard and decals of the other Italian marques from his collection), so the accident occurred under his ownership. Our price guide shows a median value of the 1965–66 Sebring series IIs at $231k. With an $88k starting point, is this cost effective? Methinks this will be darn close, if not a losing proposition if “oh, by the way…” enters heavily into the project (and what vintage Italian car doesn’t have a few of those crop up while under the wrench?). A project not for the faint of heart or light of wallet, but sometimes for those who are neither, it’s worth it for the challenge. #S134-1966 FERRARI 330 GT Series II SOLD AT $302,500. A most fetching color combination, on one of my favorite Ferraris (as I like the longer look of the GTE 2+2). A true gentleman’s tourer. If anything, I’d remove the Scuderia shields from the front fenders, in addition to all the decals off the trunk lid, to bring it back to having a more dignified look to it over a boy-racer wannabe. Like J, Geils, I’d just run it incognito, where it would be the centerfold of my collection (sorry, that will be my one and only J. Geils musical reference pun for the rest of the cars offered from his collection). Along those lines, while it did sell at full retail, I feel that there was little “star appeal” reflected in the price. #S48-1966 MASERATI SEBRING Se- ries II project coupe. S/N: AM10110107. Red/tan leather. Odo: 63,342 miles. Offered at no reserve from the late J. Geils Estate Collection. Work-in-progress repair from having been involved in an accident with a school bus. As such, it has generally been taken apart—the suspension is out if it, so it’s on a rolling pallet. Engine and transmission are removed and divorced on separate pallets. All removed components are on pallets behind the car, including two complete sets of wheels mounted with radial tires. Doors dismounted and leaning on the parts pile. Heaviest damage November 2017 2+2 coupe. S/N: 8551. Verde Pino Metallizatto/ Rosso Connolly leather. Odo: 85,955 miles. Sold in West Germany when new, as the required data plate for that market was riveted to the cowl upside down. “Sympathetic restoration,” including a bare-metal repaint approximately 25 years ago, and still looking quite good despite some light orange peel at the base of the C-pillars. Rear window is starting to delaminate at the bottom edge. Excellent panel gaps and shut lines. Well-detailed engine bay a few years ago, with some recent topical cleanup and regular maintenance, but also has some corrosion forming on baremetal components. Lightly wrinkled and very pliable seat leather. Excellent interior woodwork. Becker AM/FM radio and power windows. Fitted with Borrani wire wheels shod with Michelin XWX radials. Stated that at an unspecified time, this was awarded a Ferrari Club of American gold class award and “most authentic interior.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $264,000. Any Ferrari that isn’t cookie-cutter Rosso Corsa will generally get my attention, and this one was in an original 165


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA combination that I wouldn’t have suspected— yet comes off looking good. On the block, it was bid up to $240k against a $250k reserve. After reconnecting with the consignor and some negotiations, the reserve was dropped and it was declared sold. #S45-1967 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.8 3C coupe. S/N: 8261381157. Dark blue/dark tan leather. Odo: 43,173 miles. Older presentable repaint, with a few polishing swirls and wax residue in cracks and crevasses. Light orange peel and/or body-prep issues at the base of the B-pillars. Older bumper and major trim replating. Decent door shut lines, but not perfect. Redyed seats have light wrinkling. Modern replacement period-style lift-latch seat belts with color-coordinated webbing. Carpeting laid over the original gray rubber flooring, as the toe-board carpet is not in place. Engine bay a tad dusty, with some gasket weeping. Newer Costco battery. Used-car undercarriage. Offered at no reserve from the late J. Geils Estate Collection. Cond: 3+. Car Collector side of the house, but I certainly see a lot of first-gen Pontiac Firebird in the body sculpture of the Fiat Dino. Or, to be more correct, the Pontiac Firebird copied a lot of the Fiat Dino body sculpture. Still, the collaboration between Ferrari and Fiat yielded a stylish and powerful convertible and coupe, which have finally started to be appreciated. Yet the pricing guides indicate this sold on the low end of the market. From the J. Geils Collection. #F135.1-1971 MASERATI INDY 4.9 SOLD AT $264,000. Unlike the 250 GTE 2+2, the look of the Flaminia doesn’t do much for me. Viewed from the side, the small greenhouse and long rear deck would give the impression of El Camino/Ranchero if it wasn’t for the long hood, while the four-headlight arrangement is downright fugly (additional driving lights not helping matters either, as they clutter up things even more). Yet despite exterior aesthetics, the V6 powertrain is a jewel, and that’s what drove Mr. Geils to it and the bidders to a strong market selling price. #S46-1967 FIAT DINO Spyder. S/N: 135AS0000556. Silver/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 46,504 miles. Euro-spec car with metric gauges and 1970s-era European-spec Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Older repaint, with some heavier paint scraping on the rear edge of the trunk lid. Considering that the bumpers were removed, it’s more surprising that there’s less paint damage than that. Not surprising that without bumpers, the driving lights tacked onto the front valance look cheesy. Custom Italian tri-color center striping. Competition electrical cut-off switch added to the rear valence. Moderate fuel staining on the carbs and intake manifold. Crane Cams Fireball electronic ignition module. Reupholstered seats, with light wear, soiling and cigarette-burn melt spots. Newer color-coordinated seat belts. Excellent interior wood, with two stopwatch mounts added to the bottom of the center console. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $110,000. Maybe I spend too much time working on the American 166 coupe. S/N: AM116491208. Gunmetal metallic/ red leather. Odo: 37,592 miles. Titled as a 1972. Factory-optional a/c. Borrani wheels shod with retro Michelin XWXs. Period Eurospec. Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, although it’s a U.S.-market car from new—with the original FMVSS tag on the door-latch panel. All replated brightwork, with some less-than-professional bumper-attachment hardware. Some replacement body seals were trimmed too short, but doors fit very well and solidly, with good (not perfect) gaps. Clean and tidy under the hood, not over-the-top showy/glitzy. Fresh undercoating material sprayed on the fender wells. Undercoating definitely applied recently to the bottom of the car. Somewhat crude exhaust system, freshly painted silver. Fully reupholstered interior—to include the kick panels and cloth dashboard—with very aromatic leather seats and door panels. Even has four new replacement seat belts in matching vibrant red. No signs of wear or use inside, not even a blade of dried grass from being jockeyed around this site. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Shows all the hallmarks of being run hard, put away wet, then attempted to doll up. It seemed to run out okay, so at least the SPICA fuel injection was doing its job—for now. Sufficiently bid for what will become a gradual money pit to sort out as various needs arise. Yet a touch spendy to just give up and gut it out for a complete restoration. #S102-2014 FERRARI LAFERRARI coupe. S/N: ZFF76ZFA2E0205216. Rosso Corsa/Nero leather. Odo: 589 miles. Hybrid drive (788-hp rearmounted V12 engine and 161-hp electric motor), F1 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. U.S. specification. Factory options of two-tone cladding, larger black seats with red piping, and oversized carbon-fiber street mirrors. 589 miles from new. All of the original interior plastic protective coverings have been removed. The greatest amount of wear on the vehicle is the tires—slightly more so with the fronts than the rears—as even the undercarriage and rear engine bay do not show any wear or soiling. Not even so much as any curb rash on the front chin spoiler. For all intents and purposes, a three-year-old new car. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 10 NOT SOLD AT $160,000. This Indy was in a very appealing color combination (or at least attention getting), and was so fresh inside that the vibrant red interior darn near burns holes in your retinas. Per our price guide, big money bid for it, yet the consignor wasn’t going to cut it loose. #T153-1974 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N: AR3025597. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 41,443 miles. California salvage-branded title. Presentable older repaint, with prominent masking lines around the rear window-seal perimeter. Light orange peel on the C-pillars. SOLD AT $3,795,000. My first instinct when I saw this car was to compare the VIN on it to the LaFerrari that sold for $3.74m at Leake’s Dallas auction in April (SCM# 6835185). Sure Sports Car Market Original trim, uniformly showing light wear and dulling. Okay door fit and shut lines. Door glass seals are worn down to the metal retainers, so the glass rattles when the doors shut. Older replacement seat coverings. Well-used carpeted dashpad cover. DIN-mount radio cut into the stock location on the wood dash panel. Capet pulling up at the toe board. At best, the engine bay was washed off. Newer spark-plug wires. Air-cleaner assembly has light surface rust. Grubby used-car undercarriage. Older ANSA exhaust resonators. Freshly repainted Cromodora alloy wheels with Ferrari decal centers shod with weather-checked Pirelli P77 radials. Cond: 3-.


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Rising Sun Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #l382353872. 1983 Toyota Soarer 2.8 GT Limited. S/N 123 (Last 3). 146,400 km (91k miles). “Overhauled engine, exterior, interior (interior out of a 6k miles car), original seat doilies.” Condition: 1.5. Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA ’nuff, the same car. With some coaxing, it garnered one more bid, and with quite a bit more coaxing of the consignor by both Dana and Frank, the reserve was cut loose and it sold, once again becoming the top sale at the venue where it was offered. With buy fees and commissions, this was a $290k losing deal for this consignor, unless you factor that as the cost of doing business to have a LaFerrari for bragging rights for four months. #S80-2015 FERRARI LAFERRARI SOLD AT ¥2,050,000 ($18,637). The Soarer, or what we eventually got in America as the Lexus SC 300, is a luxury performance coupe. This model is equipped with the Japanese version of the 5M-GE found in the U.S. market Toyota Celica Supra and Cressida. This should make it easier to keep up with maintenance. It was a popular platform for modifying, so finding an original example might be hard. Well sold. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 6/18/2017. #x499135502. 1992 Mazda RX-7 FD3S. S/N 752 (Last 3). 89,000 km (55k miles). “No engine problems, small oil leak, bumper crack, some interior missing.” Condition: 3.5. coupe. S/N: ZFF76ZFAXF0212349. Bianco Fuji/Rosso leather. Odo: 210 miles. Hybrid drive (788-hp rear-mounted V12 engine and 161-hp electric motor), F1 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. U.S. specification. Stated that this is one of two U.S.-market cars in this color/trim combo. Optional high-profile street mirrors, black-coated alloy wheels and Scuderia door badges. 210 miles since new, showing essentially no use since built. Very slight scuffing of the lower chin spoiler, but no other wear or damage that’s discernible. What little dust is on the undercarriage is likely a product of being at this venue. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,750. Although Toyota imported the basic 2-door hard top Corona to the U.S. that looks like this, they didn’t bring in this 2000 GT variant—with dual 2-barrel sidedraft Mikuni carburetors giving a healthy boost over the U.S.-spec car’s 108 horses. With the popularity of JDM cars here on the Left Coast, the interest in and selling price of this one (claimed to be the only example on our shores—at least for now) doesn’t surprise me. SOLD AT ¥775,000 ($7,028). The FD3S is the Japanese body code for the third-gen RX-7. In their stock configuration, they come equipped with a twinturbo, 1.3-liter 2-rotor engine. With U.S. prices hovering around the $7k–$25k range, consider grabbing one from Japan with lower mileage and in nicer shape for less money. Well bought. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 8/20/2017. #5633. 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60. S/N JT3FJ60G2D0062081. 119k miles. “Aftermarket ARB bumpers, working a/c, 4.2L I6, 4-speed manual, stock suspension.” Condition: 2.5. NOT SOLD AT $4,000,000. Mecum certainly had their share of Ferraris here this year—44 to be exact—and offered the choice of shopping by color with two LaFerraris consigned. Being the first on deck, and fresh to the secondary market (unlike the other one here) likely made the consignor a bit cocky about not letting it go for this amount, despite being the highest bid publicly tendered for one at any of the venues that had “only” one apiece here this week. JAPANESE #T21-1974 TOYOTA CORONA 2000 GT SOLD AT $19,750. Like its predecessor, the FJ40, the FJ60 is becoming a collectible. This one is in great original shape, aside from the easily removable aftermarket bumpers. I am starting to notice a trend in the Pacific Northwest — to own a fun Japanese project car and a Land Cruiser/4runner to beat around on the weekends. Well sold. BringA-Trailer, 8/29/2017. ♦ 168 coupe. S/N: RT114028866. Maroon/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 32,470 km. Japanese domestic-market car, badged as a Toyopet. Stated that the 32,470 kilometers indicated are actual. Easy-to-remove trim-off repaint after it arrived in the U.S. four years ago, with sloppy masking around the bottom of the rear window moldings and light overspray on the undercarriage. All brightwork is original and while generally serviceable, shows light-to-moderate wear or dulling. Good door fit. Hood is slightly off, and was not opened during the course of the auction. Generally very good original interior, aside from a couple of seam splits on the door panels. Factory-optional power door locks and AM/FM/8-track sound system. Modern Nardi wood-rim steering wheel. Period-accessory Watanabe alloy wheels shod with older radials that are starting to age. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. About the only way that a 43-year-old battery can still function would be with regular electrolyte rejuvenation. Or just dumb luck. This 260Z is so original that another vintage auto publication used it for a Z-car buyer’s guide. When it’s at this level of originality, I’d ditch the Discount Tire rubber and put on a set of correct-as-possible repros. Especially since it surrounds a nice original set of wheel covers. It seems like nobody else saved the wheel covers, as they usually got tossed as soon as alloys replaced the stock steel rims. One can make a good argument either way if this was bid too light or if the consignor should’ve taken this amount. #S126.1-2012 LEXUS LFA coupe. S/N: JTHHX8BH3C1000085. Pearl gray/dark tan Sports Car Market #T30-1974 DATSUN 260Z coupe. S/N: RLS30064587. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 29,355 miles. Dealer-accessory front bumper guard. Stated that the 29,355 indicated miles are actual, and that the whole car—apart from one belt, the tires and the exhaust system—is original to 1974 manufacture. Even stated to still have the original battery. All-original well-cared-for paint—to include the factory runs on the right outboard side of the headlight bucket. Original glue slop around all body seals. Excellent original brightwork. Minimal bumper plastic fade is due more to aging than sitting in the sun. Japan Automobile Federation decal on the rear hatch window. Showquality engine-bay detailing. Minty original interior—even the shift-boot leather tie-up lace is in excellent condition. Minimal carpet wear and soiling. Light touch-up on the undercoating. Cond: 2-.


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA leather. Odo: 467 miles. Gray-coated alloy wheels; gold-tone brake calipers on the carbon-ceramic disc brakes. 467 miles from new, essentially in as-delivered new condition. No blemishes or nicks in the paint, not even polishing swirls. Tidy, like-new engine bay. No discernible interior wear, with fresh aromatic leather. Light road spray on the undercarriage. Rear tires seem to have more than indicated miles worth of wear on them. Cond: 2+. least as many potential buyers as they attract. I’d think more. Last seen in our database selling at Worldwide’s 2008 Houston auction, then fetching $137,500 (SCM# 1640678). They either had better documentation there, or the bidder guzzled the “Al Capone bought this car” Kool-Aid rather than sipped it like here. In both cases, the buyers overpaid for what the car was worth as a ’34 Packard sedan with an unwinding restoration. Reserve cut loose when the bidding dried up, a wise move on behalf of the last owner—regardless of who the first one was. #T57-1938 INDIAN FOUR 438 Motor- SOLD AT $357,500. One of 500 LFAs made between 2010 and 2012, all of which in the U.S. were leased (to keep the speculators at bay). While a hot commodity then, five to seven years later it’s just another second-tier supercar. Corvette Z06s and Challenger Hellcats pack over a hundred more ponies, and a new Shelby GT350 R would likely beat it on a road course. However, it is one that rarely pops up on the market, hence my decision to get this one in our database. Declared sold on the block as it was bid to this amount and the reserve was immediately lifted. AMERICAN #S109-1934 PACKARD TWELVE 1107 sedan. S/N: 73630. Light yellow/beige cloth. Odo: 10,288 miles. Cormorant hood ornament, dual sidemount spares with metal covers plus mirrors, and turning driving lights. Stated that it was ordered new by the Al Capone syndicate, but no proof of such was presented with the car. In fact, the windshield description had darn little at all about the car. Older restoration. Okay repaint, showing some chipping on panel edges and crazing on the right front fender apron where it took a rock from the inside that dented it. Replacement window channels in the doors do not fit all that well. Door gaps off, especially between the roof and the tops of the doors. Good workmanship on the replacement upholstery. Same for the carpeting. Excellent refinished wood. Clean and tidy under the hood, but not necessarily detailed. Cond: 3. cycle. S/N: 438604. Vermilion & black/tan leather. MHD. Odo: 1,702 miles. Configured with left-hand tank side shift and plain solo seat. Period-accessory-style oil-pressure gauge mounted on the right front corner of the engine. Professionally restored in 1991 to stock configuration. Shortly afterwards, was used for cover photography for the book Indian Motorcycle Photographic History by Jerry Hatfield, in addition to being featured in an issue of Motorcycle Collector magazine. Minimal paint chipping on the edges of the fenders. Light soiling and discoloration to the reproduction handlebar rubber grips. Reproduction Coker tires on painted rims with stainless spokes. Engine gaskets free of oil weeping. While the motor is clean, it’s not over-the-top glistening—it looks correct for stock. Light polishing scratches on the gauge bezel chrome. Trip odometer and speed minder Corbin speedometer. Cond: 2. out to look like a period engine, with finned cast-aluminum valve covers and another dualquad induction system. Allowances for the 21st century were made with an electronic ignition, alternator, spin-off fuel filter and dual electric pusher radiator fans. Excellent repaint. Grille, rear tube bumper, taillight housings, diminutive headlights, sidepipes and Jaguar knockoff wire wheels are the extent of the brightwork. Stated that the cabin is upholstered in its original vinyl, including the unique-to-the-car bucket seats. Not so unique is a modern Hurst shifter and modern StewartWarner gauges. Clean suspension components. Double-bubble windscreens. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $85,250. Last seen at Leake Auction’s fall Dallas sale in November 2016, then a no-sale at $115k (SCM# 6810507). Offered here unchanged but at no reserve; what seemed like a disappointing low offer then doesn’t seem like that bad of a deal now. #F120-1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI R2 SOLD AT $104,500. Rightfully called “the Duesenberg of Motorcycles,” the Indian Fours had no peers in power and style during the time frame that both the cars and the bikes were being built. As such, they’ve always had something of an aura to them and have never been cheap bikes—even if the back cylinder tends to run hot. A well-known bike built in one of the rarer years to survive (as they were used heavily for transportation during the gas-rationed WWII years), this six-digit sale is not too surprising. It was also the fourth-highest motorcycle sale here—the three above it also being Indians. SOLD AT $88,000. What consignors of cars with nefarious ownership histories—definitive or dubious—seem to miss is that they put off at 170 #S105-1959 TROY CUSTOM roadster. S/N: 505265430. Green metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 2,266 miles. 350-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. One-off build by Illinois Jaguar dealer Wally Troy in 1959. Originally powered by a Corvette-sourced 283 with dual quads. When restored in the mid-1990s, it was fitted with a Gen II small-block 350. As such, it’s trimmed coupe. S/N: 63R3727. White/orange vinyl. Odo: 18,220 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, 4-sp. Stated that the 18,220 indicated miles are actual and retains the original production order and copy of the invoice—confirming it to be a real-deal R2/4-speed car. Front fascia has nonstandard production squared headlight covers and Avanti script mounted markedly lower. Excellent paint application. Like-new brightwork. Acceptable panel gaps. Clean, authentic finishes under the hood, yet only a handful of later service components. Newer uniformly painted gloss-black undercarriage. Well-cared-for original interior with minimal wear or aging. Lightly yellowed plastic dash fittings. Excellent original wheel covers and reproduction bias-ply tires on the stock wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $99,000. Before you think this is silly money for a Studebaker Avanti—even with the R2 blower engine and 4-speed—consider that Mecum had another one on the docket this same day that sold for more. Lot F79 was also a ’63 R2 4-speed, but in aqua and stunningly concours-correct—selling for $126,500 out of the Colin Comer Collection. Considering this one’s front fascia issues, that one almost looks like the better deal. Almost. © Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Russo and Steele — Monterey 2017 Russo and Steele’s hands-on auction experience sets it apart from other Monterey sales events Company Russo and Steele Date August 17, 2017 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneer Drew Alcazar Automotive lots sold/offered 114/201 Sales rate 57% Sales total $8,539,800 High sale 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa coupe, sold at $1,155,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Russo and Steele’s Monterey top seller — 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa coupe, sold at $1,155,000 Report and photos by Brett Hatfield Market opinion in italics D uring the third week of August each year, a beacon is lit in Monterey, CA. Overnight, a quaint coastal village turns into Mecca for the car crazy and horsepower addicted. Collectors, sellers, aficionados and car nerds of every stripe descend on the Peninsula to attend the nation’s greatest concentration of automotive events in a single week. Russo and Steele’s action is right on the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf. Russo and Steele owner Drew Alcazar’s personal touch sets the Russo and Steele auc- tion apart from other venues in Monterey. It is usual to see Mr. Alcazar walking among the cars and memorabilia in the hours before the excitement begins. He talks to attendees, answers questions and thanks everyone for coming to his auction. This personal touch carries over into Russo and Steele’s auction, where there is no raised stage or red rope to stop viewers. Gearheads can climb right onto the spotlighted stage to check out cars — even during bidding. This unique auction experience — coupled with an excellent and varied selection of cars — makes Russo and Steele a must-attend event. This year’s auction brought $8.5 million to Russo and Steele, a drop from last year’s $10.8m. The sell-through rate was slightly higher: 57% this year versus 56% in 2016. The overall quality of the lots was brilliant. Russo and Steele’s high sale of the weekend was a 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa at $1,155,000. The 250 Europa was one of only 17 ever produced. Some notable no-sales were a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT, which didn’t sell at $430k. A 1965 289 Shelby Cobra didn’t hit its reserve despite a $700k bid. And a fully race-prepped and pristine 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” deserved twice its $135k bid. Spending time in California’s Monterey Bay The action at Russo is always lively 174 in August is a magnificent escape. While many parts of the U.S. are cooking under summer heat, to visit Collector Car Mecca in the throes of Monterey Car Week is sublime. ♦ Sales Totals $12m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA ENGLISH #1130-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 2+2 convertible. S/N: BN4L056040. Black & gray/black vinyl/gray cloth. The claimed subject of a rotisserie restoration, this little roadster would have been greatly helped by a little TLC. The shiny gray-and-black paint was held back by the lack of detailing around the emblems, some heel scuffs at the passenger’s side door sill and chips on the rear deck lid. The convertible top appeared to be new. The A-pillars at the windshield—which are typically painted—were raw and unpolished. The interior had been recently refinished with black-and-white tweed seat covers and red carpets that showed some age. The steering wheel was unrestored, as were the gauge bezels and lenses. Cond: 3+. show its age. The chrome was just starting to pit, but the back bumper chrome had let go completely. The stainless needed to be polished. The shiny black paint had some swirl, nicks and scratches, showing signs of patina. From a few feet away, the car is a knockout, but upon closer inspection, she is showing her age. The gray leather interior is also showing signs of age, with some light wear on the bench seats and the hardwood trim in need of refinishing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. With middling condition, this Jaguar garnered a commensurate price. She was perfect from afar, but far from perfect. The owner was wise to sell, and the buyer got a decent deal. Both well sold and well bought. SOLD AT $36,850. This 100-6 was very attractive but needed some attention to be really special. The paint was fresh but showed numerous signs of use and carelessness. The interior was clean, but the choice of tweed for the seat covers seemed out of place. This would be a terrific weekend car but fell short of concours ready. I wanted to like this car more. Well bought below the median price. #1157-1959 JAGUAR MK IX Saloon. S/N: NC34588. Black & gray/gray leather. Odo: 62,780 miles. Black with silver. This was an older restoration that was just beginning to #1086-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I convertible. S/N: B9470382. Carnival Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl w/ red piping. Odo: 10,938 miles. A fresh nut-and-bolt restoration was completed in 2016 on this Carnival Red Sunbeam Tiger, and it shows. This two-top convertible looks and even smells like it is fresh from the wrapper. The paint is shiny and appears to have had good prep done. Panel gaps are correct and consistent. The chrome and stainless are without flaw. The weatherstripping is new. The interior still smells fresh from the shop, and shows no signs of wear or tear. The car has both a black vinyl soft top and a black-painted hard top. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. This is another little British car with a Ford V8 that Carroll Shelby had a hand in. With total production totaling 7,083 from 1964 to 1967, there are few examples to be had. With power from the 260-ci engine only rated at 164 hp in stock tune, and mods for the Ford mill cheap and plentiful, there are even fewer of the Tigers in original condition. This example was as correct as could be, with a fresh rotisserie restoration. Even with that in mind, it is tough to imagine why the owner let a $105,000 bid go by. #1073-1966 MCLAREN MK II racer. S/N: 3010. Blue/black vinyl. RHD. This McLaren has shiny blue paint, white stripes and racing livery. Very little patina shows anywhere. The nose has few signs of road rash, bugs or other detritus. The exposed engine is topped by eight velocity stacks on the 4x2 bbl Weber carbs. The interior is race-car spartan, featuring two black vinyl-covered seats with harnesses, requisite gauges, controls and emergency shut-off. The car is in excellent condition, particularly considering the tremendous wear and harsh conditions usually encountered by competition vehicles. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $325,000. In the 1960s, this particular model was used extensively in advertising. The subject of full refurbishment by marque specialists in 2011–15, chassis 3010 has been returned to her original 1966/67 racing trim. Used sparingly since, this McLaren took part in the 2017 Long Beach Can-Am Reunion. It comes complete with HMSA handbook and current FIA paperwork. The owner may have been holding out, trying to recoup some of the restoration expense, but should have considered taking the sale. #1191-2002 LOTUS ESPRIT 25th An- niversary Edition coupe. S/N: SCCDC08232HA10428. Aluminum Metallic/black leather. Odo: 38,410 miles. New Aluminum Metallic silver paint is in very good condition, with some road rash on the nose that had been 176 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA professionally touched up. The rest of the paint was excellent and without flaw—as were the factory alloy wheels. Panel gaps and weatherstrip were as they left the factory. The black leather interior showed light wear, with only the driver’s side seat bolster giving evidence of use. Cond: 2+. continue to be seen. This CSL has a striking appearance, far better than one would expect from a track-day tool. This may be because the car has yet to be raced by its current owner. The high bid of $135,000 was well below half of market value. Mr. Carolla was wise to hang on to this iconic racer. SOLD AT $44,000. This Lotus was a beautiful example of a V8, twin-turbo version. These Esprits were purposely detuned to prevent the Renault-sourced gearbox from major damage. This 25th Anniversary Edition is in very good shape with minor patina. With so many other mid-engined exotics and near-exotics skyrocketing in price, the cost of admission here seems reasonable. GERMAN #1098-1964 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N: 128265. Bali Blue/blue leather. Odo: 87,441 miles. This little Porsche had been the subject of a recent and well-executed restoration. The Bali Blue paint gleamed. The chrome and the stainless were both excellent. Panel gaps and weatherstrip were as intended. The only sign of any patina was found in the form of very light scratches in the rear glass. The interior appeared to have been installed the night before, with absolutely no signs of wear or use. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $122,100. Having covered only a mile since the 2017 Russo and Steele Newport Beach auction in June (SCM# 6839425), this beautifully restored Porsche may have been in better nick than when it left the factory. Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, it was complete and ready for concours. Its exceptional condition was the impetus for the sale price, which was well above market, and worth every dollar. Both well sold and bought. #1138-1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile coupe. S/N: N/A. Black, red & blue stripes/ black cloth. From the Adam Carolla Collection. Shiny black paint with blue and red BMW racing livery is in very good condition for race-car standards. This BMW has been a racer from the very beginning, and is now fully prepped for vintage racing. The interior would best be described as “spartan.” Only the essential is present. The overall condition throughout appears good. Cond: 3. #1189-1988 PORSCHE 930 coupe. S/N: WPOJB0937JS050590. Black/black leather. Odo: 48,316 miles. Excellent gloss-black paint showed very well with few signs of wear. Minor buffer swirl could be seen upon closer inspection, but overall excellent exterior finish. Weatherstrip and trim were very good, and panel gaps were as they should be. The factory Fuchs alloys were in excellent shape with no damage. The black leather interior showed very little wear, with next to no bolster wear present. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $115,500. Not a restored car, but one in very original condition. Clearly well cared for, this coupe needed nothing. Accompanied by all books, records and a full service history, this 930 was a good buy at $115,500. Well bought in spite of a softening market. NOT SOLD AT $135,000. The market seems to have seen its peak, but interesting offerings #1029-1997 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: WP0AA299XVS321098. Metallic black/ Savannah Beige leather. Odo: 79,826 miles. This little Porsche is in exceptional condition. Glossy black paint covers this beautifully maintained 911, with weatherstripping, trim and panel gaps in equally excellent condition. There are few signs of road rash or use. The interior is trimmed in Savannah Beige leather, power seats and upgraded factory stereo. The condition is so clean, one could be excused for thinking the car had been recently freshened. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,750. The 993 911s have seen a healthy rise in market prices over the past few years. This example, in a condition that would suggest far fewer miles on the clock, is likely one of the best of this vintage. Well bought. #1149-2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT convertible. S/N: WP0CA29885L001207. Basalt Black/black leather. Odo: 5,455 miles. 178 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA The clear bra over the nose of this Basalt Black Carrera GT ensured the paint showed no signs of wear or road rash. The wheels were also free of any damage. The exterior of the car presented as virtually new, with some light surface corrosion on the brake rotors from non-use. The interior had no indication of wear on seat bolsters or any other surface. Cond: 1-. McLaren collaboration shows no signs of age or wear. The car has clearly been very well cared for, as there are no rock chips, bug marks or any signs of use. The only indicators that this car has been enjoyed at all are some light crease marks in the soft top—showing that it has indeed spent some time down. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $671,000. Production of the nowinfamous Carrera GT lasted only from 2003 to 2007, with a grand total of 1,270 units leaving the Leipzig assembly plant. With only 644 units imported to the U.S., and fewer than 20% of those in Basalt Black, it is fair to say this is a very exclusive model. Though the original sticker price of the Carrera GT was around $440,000, the sale price of $671,000 was still well below market. Well bought. #1007-2007 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N: WP0AC29907S792609. Carrera White/black leather. Odo: 11,859 miles. Resplendent in Carrera White over black leather, this super-rare GT3 RS is nearly without fault. The object of meticulous care, the only sign of use on the exterior of the car is a couple of small rub marks on the lower, rubber portion of the chin spoiler. The paint, weatherstrip, panel gaps and glass are all flawless. The interior shows very minimal signs of wear with only slight wrinkling on the driver’s side seat bottom to indicate it has been driven. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $352,000. Built in Portsmouth and finished by McLaren at their Woking, Surrey, location in the U.K. The supercharged V8 was good for well over 600 hp, pushing the car to a top speed over 200 mph. With total production just over 3,500 units worldwide, it is of little surprise this like-new copy sold above book value. ITALIAN #1143-1953 FERRARI 250 EUROPA coupe. S/N: 0321EU. Blu Montagna/cream leather. Odo: 68,698 miles. This Ferrari is finished in a high-quality respray of the factory Blu Montagna metallic, done by Bryan Hoyt of Perfect Restorations. The chrome and stainless are both in excellent condition and the body-panel gaps are even and consistent. The weatherstrip appears to be relatively recent. Borrani wire wheels are in good condition. Some very light scratches are present on the back window. The interior is spotless, showing no signs of age or wear. The seats are covered in an appealing light beige with blue piping, complemented by dark blue carpets. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. When purchasing a collector car, few things are as appealing as buying from a studious and avid collector of the marque. Even more appealing is having a prime example from a huge celebrity. Jerry Seinfeld, in addition to being a TV personality, is well known as a fastidious Porsche enthusiast. For the condition of this GT3, and Mr. Seinfeld’s reputation within the collector-car community, this Porsche carries with it an extra bit of cachet. #1151-2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN Silver Arrow convertible. S/N: WDDAK76F88M001619. Silver/red cloth/red leather. Odo: 6,543 miles. This Mercedes/ 180 SOLD AT $1,155,000. One of only 17 1953 Europas ever produced, this example lost its original drivetrain to a Ferrari 340 America restoration some time ago. Now equipped with a more tractable 4-liter V12 from a 330 GT, and a Tremec 5-speed transmission, it is ready for vintage events or weekend pleasure. Perhaps the lack of original drivetrain would account for the low sale price, but this seems to have been very well bought. It is unlikely this car will ever sell this cheaply again. Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA #1132-1969 ISO LELE coupe. S/N: 500087. Bianco Polo/bordeaux leather. Odo: 68,600 miles. The subject of an older restoration, this example wore white paint that showed signs of hurried prep. Panel gaps were consistent. A little spot of corrosion was evident at the lower, driver’s side corner of the door jamb. Bordeaux leather was in very good condition, showing minimal wear. The wood trim, dash and gauges all look to be in good nick. Cond: 3+. absurd. It was treated to a full restoration just prior to being shipped to California. In good shape, this seems fairly inexpensive for a car that would elicit lots of laughs and happy feelings. Well sold. SOLD AT $71,500. This example lived in Italy until 1985, when it was imported to America. This was one of only 317 Leles ever produced. It was in good condition for its age, and obviously cared for. In January of this year for $70,400, this Lele sold at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction, the price of admission here won’t even cover the seller’s fee (SCM# 6816952). $71,500 was a great price, but the owner may have paid for the privilege of ownership. #1040-1972 FIAT 500L coupe. S/N: 110F6097168. Dark yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 98,349 miles. Was originally a taxi in Italy but has now been converted to a New York-styled taxi. Dark yellow paint shows significant orange peel but us bolstered by well-applied New York taxi-style markings, including a checkerboard stripe, rates per 1/9th mile and NYC taxi number. Chrome and stainless look shiny and recent. Weatherstrip was falling down from the top of the driver’s side window. Tiny, motorcycle-style rear-view mirrors hung from the A-pillars. The black vinyl interior showed few signs of wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,100. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, this little car was beyond cute. Under 10 feet long, the idea of this being used as a cab (as it was in Italy, until it was imported to the U.S. in 2016) seems nearly #1104-1983 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N: 2FFJA09B000046545. Black/black leather. Odo: 13,750 miles. Shiny black paint shows very little wear or signs of age. Wheels could stand to be a bit cleaner, but show no signs of rash or damage. Some light detailing could have improved the appearance. The flatblack paint on the “sugar scoop” seems to be fading. The upper driver’s side corner of the windshield is just beginning to delaminate. The black leather seats have the red Daytonastyle inserts. The interior shows minimal wear, and the odometer confirms that this car has spent most of its life in a garage. Very nice condition. Cond: 2. #1160-1988 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH 5000 QV coupe. S/N: ZA9CA05A3JLA12261. Black/cream leather. Odo: 5,492 km. Shiny black paint from 10 feet away is clearly showing its age upon closer inspection. Cracking and crazing is readily evident on the engine cover and around the door-window frames. There were two rub or burn marks at the hard crease at the top of the passenger’s side door. The emblems were faded and lifting. Wheels in good condition. Driver’s side seat bolster showed wear and a hole had worn through the leather higher on the bolster side. As the low mileage would indicate, most of the wear and tear was from having been a garage queen, not abuse. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. Wearing what is obviously original paint and interior, this Lambo is in need of a refreshening. The color combination is striking from a few steps away, but up close and personal, the condition detracts from an iconic supercar. This same Countach reached a no-sale at $305,000 at Leake Dallas last April (SCM# 6836742). Considering what a quality full repaint may cost, coupled with a market that has passed its peak, the owner should have considered letting this one go. SOLD AT $231,000. The 365 GT4 BB was first shown at the Turin Motor Show. This first mid-engined Ferrari was designed to be a direct competitor with the Lamborghini Miura and Countach. The BB was produced 1973– 85; only 929 512s ever left the factory. This expample, in better-than-good condition, was well bought at $231,000, despite a softening market. #1153-2016 FERRARI F12 TdF coupe. S/N: ZFF81BFA0G0217538. Bianco Fuji/red leather. Odo: 101 miles. Bianco Fuji without flaw of any kind. The glass, weatherstrip and panel gaps are as the factory intended. Red leather interior is equally flawless, with no indication of wear or use. 101 delivery miles, and appears untouched in any way. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,100,000. With only 799 produced, this lighter and faster Ferrari F12 is intended to be a homage to the Tour de France motor race of the 1950s and ’60s. Shedding 243 pounds and putting out a startling, normally aspirated 769 hp, its performance eclipses all but the most extreme hypercars. This example is without any indication of use or wear, showing a scant 101 delivery miles. As a similar example recently sold at $1.5m, the owner was wise to hold out for more. © 182 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA Worldwide Auctioneers — The Pacific Grove Auction Worldwide gets their foot into the Monterey door with interesting lots and quality service Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date August 17, 2017 Location Pacific Grove, CA Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 51/74 Sales rate 69% Sales total $7,407,750 High sale 1940 BMW 328 roadster, sold at $605,000 Buyer’s premium Hidden away from the world for 37 years — 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750F Veloce Spider, sold at $156,200 Report and photos by Pierre Hedary Market opinion in italics T he trip to Monterey can be incredibly fun, but it is often rife with traffic and hiked-up prices. However, I managed to find respite from the First World issues of Monterey at the quaint setting of the Pacific Grove Auction. The staff was extremely hospitable. The setting — right next to the Pacific Ocean — was memorable and ideal. The three days I spent in Monterey hardly felt like work. The offerings here were a refreshing break from the usual auction palette. Placed front and center was a 1940 BMW 328 roadster, bodied in-period by Touring. The premium auction real estate must have worked, as it was the high sale — but still went for a steal at $605,000. An attractive Delahaye 135 M did not sell at $1.3m. A number of pre-war vehicles found new homes at sensible prices, such as the SS Jaguar roadster for $330,000. And a Lagonda LG45 — a vehicle much more significant thanks to the involvement of a certain man named Walter — sold for just $209,000. On the high side, a number of cars brought surprisingly impressive numbers. The Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0 sold for $51,700 — compared with the average Merc 450 in the SCM Platinum Auction Database selling for just under $10k. I know and live the Mercedes market, and this was a record sale in the U.S. for a C107. While that number might seem unreasonable, it was a smart buy. A Porsche 944 Turbo with 1,600 miles sold for the same price. An Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider brought $156k, which was a strong result — even for a great example. In the two-wheeled market, Worldwide sold the Allen Smith Collection of historic motorcycles at no reserve. This was an unprecedented offering of some extremely rare and expertly restored bikes, the high sale of which was the Pierce four, at almost $97k. The collection also included a Flying Merkel, which was a deal at $75k. Entry into the Monterey Car Week auction market is not for the faint of heart, so when you read these results, keep two things in mind: The quality of vehicles offered was comparable to those at competing auction houses. Worldwide chose to offer more interesting cars than the typical splatter of Ferraris and air-cooled Porsches. With high levels of hospitality and integrity, Worldwide gave me a world-class Top seller — 1940 BMW 328 roadster, sold at $605,000 184 experience. As Worldwide Auctioneers continues to expand, it is clear they are on the right foundation — and they will have no problem slicing a larger piece of that Monterey pie in the future. ♦ Sports Car Market 10%, included in sold prices


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA ENGLISH #28-1929 TALBOT TYPE AG 14/45 tourer. S/N: 25065. Blue & black/black vinyl/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 27,714 miles. Unusual and small Talbot in great colors. Paintwork has some polishing marks but has held up very well. Little chips on fenders as well as lifting and bubbling in paint on some body panels, namely front fenders. What brightwork there is has aged but still looks good. Interior may have original leather or it’s very old, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Detail on wheels exceptional. Surface finishes on engine have aged nicely, but unit is very clean and looks fully operational. Cond: 2. #49-1937 JAGUAR SS 2.5-Liter road- ster. S/N: 19098. Olive Green/black canvas/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 3 miles. Restored SS tourer with good panel fit and especially nice work on the running boards. Paint application has settled in well, but might be base clearcoat. Interior probably older, with light signs of use. Horn button loose on steering wheel. Engine locked. Paint on wires look handsome. Correct tires with little use. Cond: 3. rior also recently redone to complement body, with good leather work on seats; excellent detail on engine as well, with good fit of bonnet and doors. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $330,000. Sort of like a British Alfa Romeo with a Castagna body, WW did a good job of valuing this obscure “Pre-Jaguar.” While nothing like an SS100, this still has a lot of charm. Surprisingly, the Lagonda (Lot 46 SCM# 6844554) sold for over $100k less, making this SS seem a bit overvalued. Even though it sold for $20k under the low estimate, it was still well sold. SOLD AT $47,300. The market is adjusting downwards on these small-displacement prewar cars. Georges Roesch designed several small sixes for the period Talbots and Sunbeams, and these largely forgotten cars are true hidden gems. Let’s hope the buyer understands what he has. Would likely have done better in France or the U.K. #46-1937 LAGONDA LG45 tourer. S/N: 12224G10. British Racing Green/black canvas/ light brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,354 miles. A relatively exotic British car for an American auction. Very high-quality and consistent paint application, done with what looks like older chromework. Chrome cloudy but free of corrosion. Spare-tire cover has numerous fisheyes. Paint on engine cover also aging. Radiator shell, and headlights look exceptionally good. Seats just a little bit baggy, but wood and dashboard very inviting inside. Gaps and top fit okay. Rub-through on thresholds where doors have been dragging. Cond: 2. #33-1959 AC ACE roadster. S/N: BEX447. Black/red leather. Odo: 895 miles. Appropriate cosmetic restoration of this AC, but you start to notice the wider-than-normal wheels and the occasional waves in the body. Interior looks a little older but doesn’t have any signs of deterioration. Under the hood it has been fitted with a Ford V8, which might be a disappointment for some. The more potent drivetrain might explain the distortion in the trunk and door gaps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $118,250. Another steal, this Jaguar was a no-reserve lot. While the difficulties of starting off for the first time in a competitive venue like Monterey are numerous, the most difficult of all is achieving sale prices on noreserve lots that meet the consignor’s expectation. However, I am not really bothered by that as much as the fact I did not register to bid here. This should be a good lesson to anyone who wants a deal at Monterey. #31-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N: HBJ8L32870. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 18,795 miles. Late-production Austin-Healey 3000 with high-quality paint application. Chrome restored to high level. Gaps typical for this car, with intense amounts of labor put into getting doors to fit. Interior also the result of major effort, with excellent work on seats, instruments and dash. Engine bay correct down to hose clamps. Wire wheels freshly rechromed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $220,000. Just because the Cobra came with a Ford V8 doesn’t give you license to bastardize an original Ace Bristol. While it looks like a fun car, the Madonna has been transformed into hotel art. The purity of the Bristol BMW engine is what makes the Ace so fascinating, so my hope is that the new owner begins the exhaustive process of correcting the car’s number-one issue—its drivetrain. Oddly enough, the original owner is still with us, and was able to give an accurate account of the Ace’s early history. SOLD AT $209,000. Sold about $65k below bottom estimate, but pricing these British exotics is tough, and you have to call it as you see it. In the long run, this should prove to be a smart purchase, thanks to its Bentley roots. In a few years, if said new owner holds on to it, he should be satisfied with his purchase. 186 BEST BUY #54-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 879215. Red/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 29,627 miles. Very clean example of the 3.8-liter Jaguar E-type. Recent restoration to high level, with very good paintwork, no noticeable prep flaws; excellent chrome fit and finish. Weatherstripping is all new and fits well. Inte- SOLD AT $81,400. The Big Healey market hasn’t moved much in the past few years, proving different cars have different markets. This car was a Kurt Tanner restoration. This was a market-correct transaction, and a home run for Worldwide. FRENCH #24-1948 SIMCA-GORDINI GRAND PRIX Monoposto racer. S/N: 010GC. Gray & yellow/black suede. MHD. Tatty Simca special, with small dents, scrapes and scratches in aging paint. Condition of suspension and brakes suggests it has not been operational in a long time, but catalog states otherwise. Aged interior in similar condition, with newer coverings on the seat. Engine not as dirty as one would expect. Looks like it could race again with some effort. No odometer present. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $242,000. The car that killed J.P. Wimille, effectively ending the Gordini team. J.P. Wimille designed an eponymous Ford V8 sports coupe, so this car actually killed off two fabulous entities. Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA SOLD AT $121,000. A charming example of the Benz marque before its identity got consumed by Mercedes. Previously owned by a good friend of mine, this one has made its rounds at Amelia Island and other smaller shows. It was given a new lease on life by its previous owner; let’s hope the new home it ends up in will love it and give it similar attention. Somehow, it was still bid high enough to sell. A historical piece that represents the dark and depressing side of auto racing. GERMAN #30-1912 BENZ 8/20HP tourer. S/N: 545015537. Maroon & black/black canvas/ black leather. RHD. Patinated, restored preWorld War I Benz, with paint application typical for cars of this time period. Brass trim is dull but free of any damages. Metal snake on right fender suggests that this car may have been owned by a flamboyant somebody in the past. Tidy interior leather seems newer but doesn’t feel quite right. Doors do not open and shut well. The rest of the interior is sparse and looks good. Wooden parts on top of steering wheel look like they may have been replaced in the recent past. Painted wire wheels also look like they have not had a lot of recent use. Cond: 3. #44-1940 BMW 328 roadster. S/N: 85133. Silver/black leather. Odo: 14,774 miles. Exceptionally well-restored pre-war BMW, with lots of work put into fitment and surfaces, with the exception of a misaligned chrome strip on hood. Silver paint application is highly authentic and not too shiny. Body exceptionally straight. Detail work on wheels just as good as body. Minimal chrome restored to high standard. Spartan interior looks the part. Concours-level engine. Cond: 2+. they are from, but for some reason does not detract from the car at all. Also has lovely canvas roof. Interior covered in plastic wrappers on freshly redone seats. Paintwork very high quality, most brightwork original, with excessive pitting on front left-quarter window frame. Engine detail shows high degree of patience and a good level of functionality as well. Spectacular. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. What 1950s German car has two doors, a small flat-four air-cooled engine, drum brakes and costs over $75k? Well, now there are two right answers to that question! For those of us who can’t afford a perfect 356, we now have the option of paying too much for a Beetle. As usual, the cars we least expect upward movement from start moving upwards. SOLD AT $605,000. Sold for almost one-third of low estimate, which had to be a major disappointment to someone. Interesting history, with a special body built on an older chassis. The special engine and chassis were lost from the body but eventually reunited, then recently restored by Fran Roxas. Gives new meaning to the idea of restoring a car for the enjoyment of it, because you never know what could happen when it comes time to sell. #37-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE ragtop 2-dr sedan. S/N: 381002. Reed Green/tan cloth. Odo: 16,121 miles. Lovely example of well-optioned oval-window Beetle. Wheels are confusing, as I can’t tell where #3-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL con- vertible. S/N: 7501727. Dark Moss Green/ black canvas/bamboo leather. Odo: 82,094 miles. Tidy early 190SL with correct Solex carburetors, but some hose clamps in engine bay incorrect. Bears color tag of 158 (white gray). Chrome and incorrect paint to a very high standard. Panel fit difficult to fault. Driver-quality interior worn in a little bit, with driver’s seat back coming loose. Has shift boot which is not correct, as well as incorrect radio. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. With a difficult-toachieve high bid of $100,000, the potential buyers of this car know that painting it and fixing up the interior might break the bank. With lots of 190SLs available all over the Peninsula, most potential buyers fell silent. My advice to the seller—strip it and paint it back in its original color. He may get $115k or so if done properly. #20-1958 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N: 84308. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 37,536 miles. One of the star lots at the Pacific Grove Auction, this was a one-owner restored 356 Speedster. Paint has settled in nicely with some signs of polishing. Chrome in very good shape. Some dulling of brackets for bumper. Engine extremely clean with no obvious issues, the exception being the spark-plug wires. Newish interior vinyl has been installed well; tear in shift boot, but otherwise enamel and instrumentation look very good. Cond: 2. 188 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA are still selling within striking distance of their low estimates, which this one was an optimistic $100k. Seller was wise to let it go, as I don’t see it doing any better elsewhere. Still, a nice car for the money and location. #8-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL con- SOLD AT $360,000. A one-owner car is no longer that once it is sold, so the short paper trail doesn’t guarantee a top sale. A good example, even if the red-on-black color scheme is a little boring. A result that was still high considering the saturation of the 356 Speedster market. The next sale, though, will likely not be as high. #29-1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 coupe. S/N: 119300296. Ivory/black vinyl. Odo: 14,541 miles. Another 2-liter 911, this time with creamy paint, some orange peel and polishing marks but generally nothing shameful. Bright trim is driver quality. Weatherstrips looks new. Some pockmarks in paint on roofline. Interior looks and smells newish, with likely recent vinyl seat covering. Wheels polished without being overdone. Engine free of leaks, and exhaust looks relatively new. Engine and gearbox original to car. Cond: 2. vertible. S/N: 11304412016875. Mercedes Red/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 96,249 miles. I last saw this car at at Gooding’s Amelia sale in 2015 (SCM# 6773149). Clean paint with orange peel on hard top and one previous flaw in right fender fixed since then. Interior as before, with no real letdowns, but dash vinyl too grainy. Engine has not changed much, but looks like it may have been sitting. Undercarriage very clean, again with more signs of sitting. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $123,200. When your new neighborhood bistro opens up, you can take this white 911S to sample their new duck-fat fries and all-natural burger. Unfortunately, this is the fate of a number of early 911s these days— becoming bouged-up weekend drivers and conversation pieces. If the person who bought this decides to use it as Ferry and the rest of the engineers intended the 911s to be used, my hat goes off to you. Otherwise, enjoy your craft IPA, and don’t drink too many of them before getting into this little beast. #5-1970 PORSCHE 911E 2.2 coupe. S/N: 9110200496. Conda Green/black vinyl. Odo: 96,006 miles. Very cute 911E in controversial Conda Green with nice paintwork and honest trim. High-quality bodywork with no visible flaws, similar to its excellent interior. Engine bay okay with no obvious red flags. Engine show-quality. Wisconsin car from new with five previous owners. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $92,500. I’m familiar with this 280SL. The subject of a comprehensive restoration by Bud’s Benz several years ago, it was a highly attractive lot at Gooding’s 2015 Amelia Island sale. When last sold, it went for $143k or so. The $50,500 disparity between then and now has become a typical problem for those who paid 2014 prices. Price aside, this was a great car, and the work done on it makes it a winner. The bidders should have shelled out another $10k to make the sale happen. #48-1973 PORSCHE 911T 2.4 Targa. S/N: 9113110557. White/black vinyl. Odo: 70,922 miles. Top-end driver-level 911T with paint settled in. Some chipping around edges of panels. Paint probably older. Some fatigue noted in weather seals. Passenger’s side door handle missing opening mechanism. Targa roof cover starting to buckle a little bit. Roll bar dull. Interior looks okay, but seats feel soft and vinyl coverings starting to get tatty. Engine extremely clean, with correct spark-plug wires and some taped-up wiring. Carburetors look recently rebuilt. Driver’s door struggles to close. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,500. Anyone sick of air-cooled Porsches yet? Apparently not, because they 190 SOLD AT $48,400. A pretty good deal for a black-plate Targa, even if it is the (yawn) T. The market for these cars is saturated, and less-exciting Porsches sell for less-exciting money. In the meantime, they will continue to climb downward until the next generation of collectors starts the cycle over again. Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA #23-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SLC 5.0 coupe. S/N: 10702612001429. Silver Blue/blue leather. Odo: 61,013 miles. Exceptional example of Mercedes’ sleeper rally car. Body extremely straight with reasonably good application of difficult Silver Blue metallic paint. Rear glass appears to be newer and free of delamination. Some fading of rear sun shades. Wheels recently refinished. All brightwork is nice and recently polished. Leather newer and lacks feeling. Blue dashboard free of cracks, but two odd holes are drilled right over glovebox that conceals small speakers. Optioned with power sunroof. Engine extremely clean, but generic belts installed. Correct hose clamps, Mercedes plug wires, etc. Cond: 2. BEST BUY SOLD AT $51,700. If you wanted a “new” 944, here was your ticket. The starting issues were likely tied to it sitting, but once it fired up, it ran very well and had a clean-burning exhaust. Lots of interest, and the high estimate was broken by over $10k. Well bought, if you’re into front-engined 4-cylinder Porsches. But please get new tires. #35-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N: WP0AC2991VS375710. Arctic Silver Metallic/black leather. Odo: 43,113 miles. Perfectly preserved 43,000-mile late 993 Turbo S. Well-cared-for paint, with no touchups visible and stone guards to protect the vulnerable areas from chips. No issues with panel fit and wheels show no signs of road rash. Level of preservation inside is similar. No creasing or bolster wear on seats. Mechanically said to be in excellent order, with $35k in recent receipts. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $51,700. The 450SLC 5.0 has flown under the radar for a long time, along with the slightly updated 500SLC. This sale may have seemed high for the model, but in the grand scheme of things, the SLC is still undervalued, and represents a reliable offering in a market littered with exotic GTs that suffered from the difficulties of small-scale production. Compared to an Aston Martin or a Maserati Ghibli, it might seem a little boring, but the history of the 5-liter as the winner of numerous grueling long-distance rallies more than certifies it as a competitive GT. Well bought. #4-1987 PORSCHE 944 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0AA2957HN153114. Red/black leather. Odo: 1,605 miles. Super-clean and low-mileage 944 Turbo. Excellent original paint and black trim. Original wheels unscuffed. Original Dunlop D40s with lots of cracks. Noted to be difficult to start and exhaust rattles. Interior is in excellent condition with few signs of use. From the estate of one fastidious owner from new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $291,500. Still came up a little short of its low estimate, but this is reflective of the market as a whole. Late air-cooled Porsches are another entertaining market, but I was not surprised by this result, considering its condition and mileage. While everyone is pricing these $250k cars in the $300k range, this one actually sold for a realistic price. Hopefully the next owner doesn’t turn it into an RWB. #21-2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN convertible. S/N: WDDAK76F58M001562. Black/red leather. Odo: 3,675 miles. This SLR is in very good condition, minus the rock chips on the nose. Some fading starting in one of the headlights. Paint and top very clean, with some polishing marks on trunk lid. Interior looks very fresh with a little bit of soiling and carpets. Aftermarket CD player fitted. Weak passenger’s door strut. Cond: 2. “ November 2017 Compared to an Aston Martin or a Maserati Ghibli, it might seem a little boring, but the history of the 5-liter as the winner of numerous grueling long-distance rallies more than certifies it as a competitive GT. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0 coupe ” 191


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA NOT SOLD AT $270,000. A typical SLR, but it sure doesn’t look like a 4k-mile car. The majority of sellers who bring these to auction overestimate their value, putting potential bidders and auction houses in difficult positions. The SLR isn’t all that comfortable either, unless you are made of rubber. A realistic result for a sub-par pickled SLR. ITALIAN #61-1912 FIAT TIPO 56 tourer. S/N: S1547. Blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 35,226 miles. Intimidating example of large pre-war American-made Fiat. Paint holding up exceptionally well with very few flaws. Leather hard, likely very old but with exceptional patina. Brass trim slightly discolored, but still in good order and very presentable. Exterior wood and leather hardware showing some delightful patina as well. Instrumentation probably restored ages ago. Mechanicals look recently serviced, with items like cooling hoses recently attended to. Cond: 3+. #26-1939 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Sport coupe. S/N: 915005. Eng. # 923880. Black/ light red leather. RHD. Odo: 44,500 km. Just out of recent restoration from original coachbuilder (Touring). Chrome work is of high quality, with some paint coming off of waistline strip. Paint fantastic, with very few if any issues found in glossy black finish. Panel fit is exceptionally good. Purposeful interior similar to exterior, with good results on leather. Exterior glass and lenses in very good shape, some of which are likely reproduction. Accurate detail on wheels also very good, but bonnet has polish marks. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $156,200. This Alfa was hidden away from the world for 37 years, but the humid climate of Florida is not kind to cars that spend endless summers sitting. I got to speak to the restorer, who focuses on one vehicle at a time and did countless hours of research during the restoration of this Alfa. The result was head and shoulders above most. Sold fairly at mid estimate. SOLD AT $495,000. The “discount” in cars like this is becoming more obvious. In the face of rising real-estate prices, tougher competition in the job market and fewer opportunities to get ahead, the investment scheme of the classic-car market has gradually begun to exclude large, pre-war cars (and their potential younger buyers); meaning that who ever ponied up for this American Fiat was buying purely out of desire. Well bought, if it makes you happy. NOT SOLD AT $1,300,000. While they claim it was restored by Touring — the car’s original coachbuilder — Touring had a 42-year period where they ceased operation before the name was brought back to life. Still, the detail was exceptional on this visually imposing Alfa; in person it reminds one of the stillborn Isotta Fraschini Monterosa (minus the rear engine, of course). I was confounded that it didn’t sell, but this is a true example of the lust-inspiring pre-war Alfa, and thus, it has a wonderful future ahead of it. #6-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 750F Veloce Spider. S/N: 1495F07582. Eng. # 131532895. Red/black canvas/cream leather. Odo: 37,213 miles. Lovely little Alfa, with perfect chrome. License-plate bracket looks slightly dull. Trunk gap up at front. Seats baggy but leather work is excellent. Engine bay as good as exterior. Stored from 1972 to 2009 in central Florida, after which it was restored to a high standard in Nevada. Cond: 1-. #12-1963 ASA 1000 GT coupe. S/N: 01022. Eng. # 173551. Light green metallic/ brown leather. Odo: 10,492 km. The first little Ferrari, with high-quality paint and good gaps. Brightwork aging a little bit. One singular smudge in driver’s door. Nice tires and wheels. Interior could be better, with some bagginess in driver’s seat. Some creases in stainless trim around driver’s door. Stainless locking strips not fitted to front and rear glass seals. Tiny air bubble in back windshield, likely original. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. A sweet little jewel, the rare ASA has drawn comparisons to the 250 GTE, with its engine being something like one third of a Ferarri Colombo V12. I was utterly smitten, despite the missing parts, and if it were not a true six-digit car, I would have attempted to find a way to put it in my leather bag and take it home with me. It’s a shame it didn’t sell as it is much more exciting than a $60k Volkswagen Beetle. #10-1969 ALFA ROMEO GTV 1750 In- iezione coupe. S/N: 55100274. White/black vinyl. Odo: 92,559 miles. Clean little GTV with fresh paint and recent weatherstripping. Rear window trim lock not fitted right and passenger’s door handle is iffy. Wheels refinished to a high standard. Thankfully, still with fuel injection. Clean engine with no black marks. Suspension likely freshened up too. Brightwork driver-level. Interior bears recent upholstery work and is a notch above driver level. Cond: 2+. 192 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA SOLD AT $49,500. The GTV is one of the last affordable pure Alfas. This one sold just above its low estimate, which seemed like a good deal, considering it still had its SPICA system. In this market, well bought, especially compared with the Giulietta at this sale. #32-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N: 14393. Red/black leather. Odo: 28,874 miles. Paint application is deep and lustrous, with very few polishing marks, if any. Chrome was probably refinished recently, with no discoloration or wrinkles. Dash and seats possibly redone to very high standard with good work especially on seat inserts. No obvious red flags noted under the hood. Wheels show only moderate signs of use. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $610,000. Almost made it to $700k low estimate. While this Daytona had been pampered by its previous owner—who bought it in 2011—and would likely have made good money on it, the possible $50k disparity was too great. Personally, I see the Daytona market moving downwards in the next few years. In the Ferrari world, it seems as if everything is always for sale, and in the long run, this is a recipe for unpredictability. High bid was fair in this constantly shapeshifting market. #9-1972 LAMBORGHINI JARAMA 400GT coupe. S/N: 10228. Dark green metallic/natural leather. Odo: 10,228 miles. Typical ’70s Lamborghini, with a little bit too much metallic in the paint. Brightwork is going dull, panel fit typical of the era. Lenses all appear to be in good order. Attractive leather is probably original or was replaced a long time ago. Dashboard and instrumentation also in good shape. Wheels refinished to high standard. Locking strip around front windshield is not fitted properly. Cond: 2-. status as a second-tier Lamborghini. Unless someone has fantasies of really owning a Jarama, when most buyers come to market wanting a Lambo, it’s typically mid-engined. Too bad, as this was a solid example of a fantastic high-speed tourer and a fantastic value compared to the Ferrari Daytona at this sale. #41-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N: 365GTC415359. Red/black leather. Odo: 51,715 miles. Highly original example of the almost-Daytona, with good paintwork in the past. Brightwork a notch above driver-level. Seals maybe getting a little tired, but not necessarily in need of replacement. Some additional aging of leather on dash and seats, as well as signs of exposure to the weather. Engine appears to be pretty clean. Noticeable windshield-trim damage on right side and locking clip also missing between chrome trim halves on windshield. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. The Jarama—with its niche appeal—has yet to break out of its SOLD AT $205,000. The 365 GTC is one letter, two seats and a few inches away from being the car everyone wants. While $600k wouldn’t buy you a Daytona at this auction, if you’re willing to settle for less, then for onethird of the price you could have had all the fun. Nuances drive the collector-car market. In the big picture, this was a fair deal. AMERICAN #27-1956 DUAL-GHIA CONVERT- IBLE. S/N: D63392893. Metallic blue/cream & blue leather. Odo: 63,705 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. First production DG in fabulous colors. Paint application is okay at five feet, although it looks a little bit too sparkly. Chrome also decent but shows spotting and polishing marks on major surfaces. Antenna not mounted correctly. Typical 1950s interior detailed to a very high level, with very good work on seats, instrumentation and especially dashboard. Engine typical of American V8s of the era, with good detail effort over shoddy engineering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $379,500. For $380k you could have so many great cars—and for even a fraction of that, you can have better cars than this Dodge pickup-esque frame with an unappetizing Italian Gelato a la mode. If you’re wondering why the younger generation” likes cars from the 1970s onward, this should explain it all. Plenty bid, unless the first digit is a zero that I failed to see. © 194 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers I got 904 problems, but a real Porsche isn’t one of them. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA car invisible to the state police. — Scott Ferguson, via email For Sale. Keith Martin, 503- 261-0555. — Pen Pendleton, via email Bloomington Gold. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI Ferrari Classiche certification pending. — Frank Novak, via email FOR SALE: Classic Ferrari Replicar! Documented ownership by Steve McQueen’s cousin’s nephew. Original 2x4 tire chocks included. — Dennis Bask, Snohomish, WA Maybe I’ll morph into a RUNNER-UP: Since no one has made the minimum $1 opening bid, we’ve decided to take all the names of those that are registered for this auction, and we will draw one name of the person who will be the new owner of this no-reserve auto that is up for sale. — Phil Stevens, via email Rarer than a 23-Window Bus. Correct VW power unit. Needs a little work. — Jeff Savage, via email Dunno if’n she’s a Porch er a Fierri, but she comes with a coupla cans o’ white spray paint to finish ’er up. — Al Risso, San Jose, CA Fresh out of the sketchbook of an apathetic 11th-grader in his/ her most boring class and with the worst teacher. — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY Bondo: 1, Porsche 906: Nil! — Hugh Ashlock, Anchorage, AK This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: October 25, 2017 The 1975 Prom Queen showed up for her 2000 reunion, and her former best friend asked, “My God, Carolyn, what happened?” “Well, you know, it’s just the way it goes…” — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ The wooden wheel chocks show just how powerful the Volkswagen-powered kit cars (Bradley GT?) were. AND the stealthy, radar-absorbing iron ball paint adds allure and makes the 246 Dino! — Brian Bastow, Thousand Oaks, CA I think my bride and I have a slight communication problem. She knows I have a passion to rescue abused, neglected or abandoned dogs. She brought me this. Bark, bark. — Frank Koch, Baton Rouge, LA Erik Olson wins an SCM hat coated with Bondo and primer for capturing the true spirit of this backyard Frankenstein. © Comments With Your Renewals I do enjoy your magazine, especially the coverage of Alfa Spiders. Mr. Martin deserves a lot of credit. My pride and joy is a 1977 Spider (aka “White Fang”), which has been modified to wear twin Webers and a stainless exhaust header. Recently, I took delivery of a Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. 196 brand-new Giulia with the allwheel drive option and 8-speed auto trans. The 2-liter powerplant is more than adequate when coupled with smooth and very responsive turbo power. However, I do miss the “third pedal,” as I suppose most Alfisti will also! — John McLaine, Ancaster, ON, CAN (SCMer since 2016) (Feature) stories of women who drive on-thestreet muscle, exotic, rods and off-the-wall cars that are very extreme. — Thomas Bush, Mauston, WI (1997) Keep up the great job you are doing! — Perry Lancianese, Franklin, TN (2015) Don’t focus so much on the million-dollar cars! Tell us more about cars most of us have and buy. — Ron Hollander, Rocky Point, NY (2011) Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Darren Frank


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers How to connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com SCM Weekly Blogs — The Bradley GT Saga Continues (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/scm-staff) Knows Her Stuff: My granddaughter Madeline at her first of many Cars & Coffee gatherings. We drove in my 1953 MG TD. She’s only 9 but knew every make of car there. She can’t wait for the next one. — Ken Shapiro Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your hi-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. November SCM Cover Poll Results • Going Where Dents are Encouraged • An Austin-Healey 100S and a World War II PT Boat • Three Alfas Start, Two Finish the Forest Grove Wine Tour Guides and Resources (View or downlad at www. sportscarmarket.com/ guides-supplements) • 2017 Insider’s Guide to the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance • All-new 2017 Price Guide • 2017 Insider’s Guide to Restorations For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online 1970 Porsche 917 K 41% (280 votes) 1995 McLaren F1 23% (156 votes) 1955 Ferrari 121 LM 37% (255 votes) NOTABLE QUOTE: “The unusual lines of the Ferrari and its neutral background are eye-catching. The McLaren background is way too busy. The Porsche shot is good, but conventional.” — Fred Heiler Art Director’s note: Poll respondents all had valid points about the merits of each particular car. However, we thought the McLaren, staged on a beautiful stone walkway complete with helicopter in the background, most captured the overall ambience and opulence of Monterey Car Week. — Dave Tomaro To participate in the next poll, subscribe to the SCM newsletter at www.sportscarmarket.com November 2017 197 • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable Platinum Deluxe Users View 280,000 auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history!


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ENGLISH 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III coupe S/N 177884. Opalescent Maroon/tan. Inline 6, 5-sp manual. One of the most incredible examples available anywhere, It has undergone a documented, comprehensive, concours-ready, nut-and-bolt restoration in a spectacular color combination, with the original interior wood trim refinished. Features a 5-speed, a/c, upgraded power steering and much more. No disappointments. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/547. (CA) 1969 Morgan Plus 8 roadster This gorgeous SL was restored a few years back while in the possession of the president of the 190SL Club of America. Thus, it is 100% correct and absolutely flawless. And it drives as good as it looks; having been driven on two 1000 tours in the past few years without a sputter. Perfect in every way. $215,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. (CT) 1957 Porsche RSK718 replica speedster 1962 Jaguar Mark 2 sedan GERMAN 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible S/N 671514. Dove Grey/red. 18,197 miles. Inline 6, 4-sp manual. Elegant and strikingly well-preserved with only 18k original miles driven since new. Previously owned by two prominent collectors who took great care in preserving the car. Exceptionally clean throughout, with a tidy engine bay, clean undercarriage and a striking red interior. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/504. (CA) 1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC roadster Green/Biscuit. 44,000 miles. Inline 6, One of just 83 left-hand-drive Mk IIIs produced. Immaculate and original condition with very low miles. Very well documented. Engine just completely rebuilt by ex-Aston racing team mechanic. Matching numbers. Runs and drives flawlessly. Eligible for many events worldwide and a joy to drive. $Inquire Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. Website: http:// degarmoltd.com/. (CT) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster Old English White/red. 286 miles. Inline 6, 4-sp manual. Same ownership since 2001. Complete restoration by previous owner. All numbers matching, excellent driver in superb condition. Please e-mail for additional pictures. $87,000. Contact Hans, Ph: 828.691.5801, email: service@ asterhobbyusa.com. (SC) Old English White/red leather. 65,000 miles. An ultra-rare two-seater/three-carburetor example. One of only 186 built in this configuration in lefthand drive. Finished in original colors. All matching numbers. One owner for most of its life with copious documentation to show that and to support the low original miles. A superb, razor-straight and completely rust-free car. Turn-key and ready to drive anywhere. $79,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. (CT) S/N SCBZB25E6YCX63302. Tempest Silver/Ascot Beige. 37,600 miles. V8, 4-sp automatic. Chassis number 63302 is one of 28 Continental R Mulliners produced worldwide in 2000. Options include drilled pedals, power mirror, contrasting second interior color and 6-disc CD changer. Paint is excellent with no evidence of damage. Clean CARFAX and recent service. Pirelli P-Zero tires are excellent, with less than 2k miles, and standard chrome wheels are mostly damage-free with minor scuffing. Clean Arizona title in the current owner’s name. $86,500 OBO. Stables Automotive Group LLC. Contact Chris, Ph: 480.699.3095, email: cgennone@stablesgroup. com. Website: http://www.stablesgroup.com/ vehicles/172/2000-bentley-continental-r-mulliner. (AZ) FRENCH 1962 Facel Vega Facel II coupe Yellow/black. 16,995 miles. V8, 4-sp manual. Righthand drive. All original. Gasoline powered, not LPG. Has tonneau, top and side curtains. Never driven in snow. Recent mechanical refurbishing by Morgan Motors of New England. $65,000. Contact Loyal, Ph: 315.736.5918, email: lbmitchell9@roadrunner. com. (NY) 2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner coupe S/N 71800108008K. Polar Silver/red. 630 miles. Flat 4, 4-sp manual. Excellent Polar Silver replica of the successful RSK718 race car. Very low miles. 2,275-cc VW engine, 160 hp, by Scat. Weighs 1,200 pounds, fantastic acceleration! Mid-engine, twin Weber 44 IDF carbs, electronic ignition wtih rev limiter. fourwheel-disc brakes, 4-speed manual transmission, oil cooler. Tonneau cover. Replica wheels and fuel filler cap. $29,900. Brown Taylor Water Co. Contact Jack, Ph: 509.985.9723, email: jstaples120@gmail. com. (WA) 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster Red/53,500 miles. Inline 6, This beautiful 1963 190SL is a low-miles (53,500 original miles), totally restored example. The work was done by a facility that specializes in the restoration of 190SLs. Soon after the car’s completion, it was shown in the 2004 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in Michigan. Today, the car still looks fresh and is show ready. It comes with both soft and hard tops. A reliable touring car that drives very well—truly a joy to drive. $147,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855, email: chuckputsch@hotmail. com. (OH) 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Tudor Gray Metallic/black leather. Number 042 of only 180 ever produced, with only 111,839 original miles. In California and under the same ownership for many years, this magnificent example is equipped with a Chrysler 383 Wedge engine, TorqueFlite automatic transmission, four-wheeldisc brakes, Borrani wheels, power windows and HMV radio. A truly rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate model ever created by the prestigious French marque. $345,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@ heritageclassics.com. (CA) 198 Black/red. 121,482 miles. Flat 6, 5-sp manual. Black (700) with red leather interior and matching carpets, polished factory alloy wheels, original handbook, Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, tools, service records and engine rebuild documentation. A highly desirable classic Targa model in a special-order color, runs great. $59,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics. com. Website: http://www.heritageclassics.com/ inventory/detail/1426-porsche-911-gt3.html. (CA) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS spider S/N ZFFWA20B000059995. Red/black. 22,327 miles. V8, 5-sp manual. Spectacular, full of originality and a great starting point in Ferrari ownership, low original miles, recent professional 30k-mile servicing; rebuilt water pump, new timing belt, tensioner assembly and both idler bearings and all V-belts and filters. This car is is in exceptional operating condition and ready for the road. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/545. (CA) 1990 BMW M3 coupe Sterling Silver/silver/gray. 179,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-sp automatic. An original, unmolested E30. Not modified and nicely reconditioned. All VIN numbers on body panels, except drivers front which is a BMW DOT-R panel. Beautiful Sterling Silver paint believed to be original except rear wing. We have done a sympathetic reconditioning of the car. All work is documented in receipts from Ultimate Auto Works of Scottsdale, AZ, well-known BMW master mechanics. It runs incredible. Original S14 engine mechanically refreshed. Original 5-speed manual transmission works well. Compression is 195, 190, 190, 190. Private party. Call to discuss. $49,950 OBO. Contact Scott, Ph: 602.617.4637, email: brownscott703@ yahoo.com. (AZ) 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL sedan S/N WP0ZZZ96ZLS403426. Satin Black Metallic/black leather. 35,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-sp manual. Rare Euro/Rest of World 964 Carrera 2. One owner with original paint, sunroof delete, limited slip, 17-inch Cup wheels in a rare color. Recent major service, icecold a/c. We have full history and over 100 detailed pics on our website. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: http://www.autokennel.com. (CA) ITALIAN 1991 Alfa Romeo Zagato SZ coupe automatic. Euro model. A pristine classic Mercedes that has been stored inside and well taken care of. I am the third owner and have owned it from 2011. I have all books and records. It currently has just about 61k miles on the odometer. I have kept this car in an enclosed garage and covered during my ownership. As a result, it is in amazing original condition. It has a clean Illinois title and registration. Car is in Orange County, CA, and can be viewed by appointment. $15,500. Contact Mark, Ph: 808.638.8920, email: markhcd@earthlink.net. (HI) 1990 Porsche 911 C2 Euro coupe OBO. Contact Marco, Ph: 650.743.2660, email: marco@salexconsulting.com. Website: http://www. euroclassixcars.com. (CA) JAPANESE 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 SUV S/N VE55S001661. Gypsy Red/light beige. V8, 3-sp manual. V8 (265/195), rare 3-speed transmission, NCRS Top Flight, 1,200 Miles since complete frameoff restoration. Excellent interior and top. Fun to drive. Contact Rodger, Ph: 971.227.1753, email: dwights@cbbmail.com. (OR) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback Freeborn Red/black. Gorgeous body-off restoration, equipped with four-wheel-drive and Warn locking hubs, front winch with remote control, twin fog lamps, front and rear heaters, rear jump seats and steel wheels. Beautiful condition throughout, runs and drives great. An exceptional example complete with handbook. $54,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www. heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1447-toyotafj40-hardtop-land-cruiser.html. (CA) AMERICAN 1948 Buick Super convertible 1955 Chevrolet Corvette roadster This is without question the best-driving GT350 ever in our inventory. Repainted once in the 1970s, otherwise all original. Hurst 4-speed. Originally black, of course. In a Shelby collection for many years, beautifully maintained. $135,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. (CT) Midnight Blue/dark blue. 61,000 miles. V8, S/N ZAR16200603000873. Italian Racing Red/Saddle Tan. 9,172 miles. V6, 5-sp manual. Very low 14,600 original kilometers (less than 9k miles) and is in excellent condition. A very original, clean and straight SZ in remarkable condition. Recently imported from Japan with current Vermont registration. Cannot register in California. $89,495 Sea Foam Green/tan leather. Stunning body-off restoration equipped with 3-speed transmission, power seats, power windows and power top and original AM radio. Complete with handbook and manual, runs and drives beautifully. $79,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www.heritageclassics.com/inventory/ detail/1317-buick-super-convertible.html. (CA) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko coupe WANTED FOR SERIOUS PRIVATE COLLECTOR: 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro. Preferably LeMans Blue or Daytona Yellow, with 4-speed. Must be 100% real car with matching numbers, known history and professional restoration or original condition. Ph: 860.690.9630,email: cars@jonathansierakowski. com. (MA) 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 2-dr hard top S/N 446370H214819. Brown/saddle. 600 miles. V8, 3-sp manual. One of 16 built with these options, total frame-off restoration, numbers correct, only 600 miles since rebuild. Stage 1 with loads of power. the 3-speed on the floor is truly a rush, as it is so long in second gear. Engine built by professional speed shop. I give it a 4-plus on a scale of 1 to 5. $60,000 OBO. Contact Jeff, Ph: 920.420.2248, email: ra@centurytel.net. (WI) RACE 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider Red/black. I4 (inline 4), 4-sp manual. 1970s conversion for SCCA competition G Production. Steel fender flares, drivetrain not installed, includes two engines, three transmissions, extra brake drums and many other parts. Factory shop and parts manuals, SCCA log book. Inside storage for past 40 years. $10,900. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 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 County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Over thirty 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. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) GAA Classic Cars. 1.855.862.2257. The Southeast’s Premier Classic Car Auction. Located in Greensboro, NC, GAA offers 550 vehicles three times a year from a permanent facilty that allows for vehicles to be out of the weather and easily viewable no matter the weather conditions. With 30+ years in the auction business, the team at GAA Classic Cars knows that building strong relationships with our buyes and sellers is crucial. Not only is customer care our business it is our passion. www.gaaclassiccars.com (NC 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 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (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 global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) 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 catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for nostalgic and collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Centerline International. (888) Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. 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. www.leakecar.com (OK) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele 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. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) 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 personally has over 202 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 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, Sports Car Market 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 website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Appraisals Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Automodello. 877.343.2276. Auto- modello™ hand-built limited edition Resin Art™ in 1:24, 1:43, and F1 in 1:12 scale. Automodello is the exclusive licensed builder for premium quality curbside 1:24 with 1970s Lincoln Continental, 1965 Buick Riviera GS, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin and pre-war one-offs from Delage, Delahaye, Cord, Duesenberg and Packard. In 1:12, 1967 Lotus 49, and in 2018 the 1967 Eagle GuneyWeslake Spa winner. In 1:43, 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger hand-signed by Dan Gurney (his favorite racer) and 1934 Packard V12 Dietrich. Free worldwide shipping on orders over $149, 10% discount to SCM readers: ONE24SCM on Automodello.com Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Classic Fit Covers. California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Canepa of Scotts Valley. Automotive Restorations. driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot 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 www. canepa.com (CA) sales@ClassicFitCovers.com. Welcome to Classic Fit Covers. We specialize in custom fit car covers and seat protectors for classic and modern vehicles. At Classic Fit Covers you get quality materials, superior craftsmanship and fast delivery...all at a great price! We have you Covered! www.ClassicFitCovers.com (PA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and 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 factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) 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@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Autosport Groups 561.676.1912 or Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. 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: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. 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 November 2017 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 & 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Classic Car Dashes. Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Specializing in reproduction and replacement dash pads for many of your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three 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) Corvette America. 800.458.3475. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Milestone Motorcars. Ideal Classic Cars. 855.324.0394. Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Our goal as a company is to showcase the highest investment-quality, restored classic cars to the world; while offering these vehicles at a fair market price. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed. If you are looking for a true investment car that will go up in value...contact us. We have a full sales and service department. We also provide shipping worldwide. We are in business simply because of our love and passion for classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Let us share that with you. www.idealclassiccars.net (FL) 561.509.7251. We are passionate about classic performance automobiles. A lifetime of experience has given us the ability to help those who share our enthusiasm, whether our clients are experienced collectors or just starting down the road. Let us share with you the passion we feel every day. SALES ~ SERVICE ~ SUPPORT ~ PARTS ~ COMPETITION www.milestonemotorcarsllc.com Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, 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 www.MohrImports.com. (CA) www.SignificantCars.com. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. 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. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com 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. Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) ventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the preservation and sales of European classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) Paramount Automotive Group/ Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) Luxury Brokers International. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest in204 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. 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 and 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. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage Collection Management McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport CAR LIFTS PLUS.COM 203.509.5353. Need a Lift? Need Service on your current Car Lifts? Sales, service and guaranteed installations. Residential and commercial car lifts. We are a well-established car lift company and an authorized dealer for all major brands, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the Northeast. Personal service offering on-site measuring and preconstruction layout advice for new projects. Our experienced 5-star technicians provide full-service professional installation, from delivery to safety training. Fully insured with offices and warehousing in CT and NJ to better serve our clientele. WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More cars of course, when you call 203.509.5353! www.CarLiftsPlus.com RideCache Your documentation represents 5% or more of your vehicle’s value – yet it is fading away in folders and binders susceptible to loss or damage. Let our professionals take those binders and turn them into organized, protected, transferable digital resources – all for less than the cost of a high-end detailing service. Learn more at ridecache.com/SCM RideCache—Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance 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. www.PassportTransport.com. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Classic Car Transport Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. 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 had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com November 2017 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 are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Allard Motor Works LLC. The Allard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competition roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recognized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 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, 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. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Events—Concours, Car Shows 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) Hilton Head Island Motoring Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Festival. 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 27–November 5, 2017 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. 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. Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — 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, WI. (WI) Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 6-8, 2018. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR Riverside Military Academy 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: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Champions and Heroes. 404.237.2633. June 1–3, 2018. A 3-day Time Trial, a Concours, a Rally plus more from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue producer. info@rmachampionsandheroes.com www.rmachampionsandheroes.com. (GA) (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 German DC Automotive. 1.877.287.6749. Rob and the team at DC Automotive are Porsche fanatics. They eat, sleep and breathe Porsche – sometimes to the dismay of their spouses. But they know that finding new, used and rebuilt 1965 to 2013 Porsche parts can be overwhelming. That’s why they’re committed to having your back – plus front, engine, interior, body, wheels, electrical, everything – for 911s, Cayennes, Boxsters, Caymans, 944s, 968s, 914s and 928s. Call us today at 1-877-287- 6749. http://dcautocatalog.com European Collectibles Inc. The BMW CCA is the world’s largThe Quail, A Motorsports GathKevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) 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: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance 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 bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) 206 J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas. 855.903.7532. Gaudin Porsche boasts 42,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Porsche dealerships in the U.S. It is also the first Certified Porsche Classic Partner in the country, encompassing highly-skilled service technicians specializing in classics, original parts and a variety of available models, all under one roof. Owned by the Gaud- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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in Motor Company, a family-owned automotive dealer since 1922. For more information visit www.GaudinClassic. com (NV) Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com 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 $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Parts, Accessories & Car Care Evans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Cosdel International Transportation. Porsche Club of America. 410.381.0911. We know the joy Porsche ownership can bring, and we’ve built a community around that. With 3,000-plus events each year – from competitive club racing to relaxing getaways, from driver education to technical sessions – there is something for everyone in PCA. Whether reuniting with old friends or making new ones, we hope you will join us! www.PCA.org Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Barber Vintage Motorsports MuHamann 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 and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Scott Grundfor Company. 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Import/Export Leasing seum. 205.281.3519. When looking for a new home for your vintage car why not consider The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum? Home to over 100 cars and 1,500 motorcycles. The Museum, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of cars like yours, and it could help future generations understand why we all love cars. An outright donation or a bargain sale can both offer generous tax advantages. For more information please call or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) 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 info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) LeMay—America’s Car Museum CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable November 2017 Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing 207 celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 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. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. 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. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums P21S Auto Care 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 www.p21s.com. (CT) Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. Lighter. Safer. Stronger. Offering the ultimate way to display and work on collector cars — including detailing, restyling and general maintenance. Race Ramps provides solutions even for low clearance cars. Complete line includes Trailer Ramps, Service Ramps, Rack and Lift Ramps, and the best-selling FlatStoppers to prevent tires from flat spotting during long periods of storage. www.raceramps.com. (MI)


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax 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 and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us Racing Services Alan Taylor Company Inc. Vintage Racing Services. 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General Automotive Restorations. Academy of Art University. 800.544.2787. Take the wheel and bring the past to life. Academy of Art University provides aspiring artists and designers the education they need to launch their careers. Our Automotive Restoration program prepares passionate people to be the next generation of automobile restorers. The program, led by legendary designer Tom Matano, explores the techniques, processes and historical studies necessary to restore classic cars. Contact us and get started on your artistic journey! 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA. www.academyart.edu/AutoR 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 produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantay- lorcompany.com +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) California-based auto parts supplier that specializes in used and new replacement parts for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. We believe that this specialized approach allows us to be more knowledgeable of our products. Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini is not just our business, it’s also our passion. For a 10% discount on used parts use discount code SCM10 at the time of purchase. sales@exoticautorecycling.com www.exoticautorecycling.com (CA) Brightworks. 937.773.5127. Bright- works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) 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. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) 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: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom 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 Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for 208 Exotic Auto Recycling. 916.638.8000, 855.638.8878. Exotic Auto Recycling is a Central On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restora- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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tion & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. The Creative Workshop. 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 consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com Vintage Underground. 541.510.5296. Vintage Underground is a full service facility located in Eugene, Oregon. We harness a collection of old-school skills and tools. We work to restore, repair and preserve historical machines. We have full-restoration build and assembly facilities on-site. We also offer a full complement of services including; panel beating, body and paint, trim & interior, engine building, machining, research and full chassis system building and service. www.vintageunderground.us (OR) © November 2017 209


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Hanging $1.6 Million over the Mantel A signed Norman Rockwell print is worth about $2,000, but an original study found in Texas sold for $1,680,000 Thought Carl’s A Norman Rockwell print of the September 1948 Saturday Evening Post cover titled “Tough Call” hung over the mantel of a home in Prosper, TX, for several decades. The owner was the granddaughter of the central umpire in the print, and it was signed and inscribed to him. Upon her passing, the heirs sent pictures of the print to Heritage Auctions, where it was determined that it was a study done in preparation for the actual painting. As a signed print it was valued at about $2,000, but the study, offered at auction on August 19, 2017, sold for an astounding $1,680,000. A most pleasant surprise! it sold for a touch over the going rate. Considering the condition, this was a decent buy. EBAY #263095278132—NOS 1967–70 CAMARO “NUMBER 1 TEAM” LICENSE-PLATE FRAME. Number of bids: 27. SOLD AT: $2,550. Date: 7/23/2017. This license plate frame appeared to be in unused condition, with just a bit of shelf wear evident. The price paid was up there, but at least a couple of Camaro owners had to have it. The finishing touch for a wellrestored car. was presented with an elaborate story. Problem is, it was as phony as a three-dollar bill. There were at least six others offered at about the same time, with some selling for less than $100. Seller even had the audacity to state that he “avoided people who played games.” EBAY #132273527368—1967 HOLLY CARBURETOR SERVICE AND PARTS METAL SIGN. Number of bids: 44. SOLD AT: $1,323.50. Date: 8/6/2017. This painted metal sign was in acceptable condition with a bit of wear here and there. It is difficult to clean without damaging the paint, however. A period piece that would be great in a car barn full of 1960s go-fast muscle cars. EBAY #332320709396—1911 NEW JERSEY PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of bids: 26. SOLD AT: $4,625. Date: 8/5/2017. Single-digit license plates were most likely issued to dignitaries and other high-ranking state officials. In the collecting world, the lower the number, the higher the price. The chips at the mounting holes held this one back a bit, but it still sold for adult money. EBAY #172802664304—WOLFMAN JACK CAR PLAQUE. Number of bids: 15. SOLD AT: $811.99. Date: 8/6/2017. Wolfman Jack was a radio DJ who was known for his gravelly voice. He was on KERB, a Mexican radio station that broadcast at five times the power allowed for U.S. stations. You could drive from Los Angeles to New York and not lose the signal. Over time he became a household name, and this rare car plaque speaks to that era. This would be cool mounted on a rat rod. EBAY #152652847684—1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR TIN TOY BY LINEMAR. Number of bids: 26. SOLD AT: $1,280.54. Date: 8/13/2017. This is a very popular toy that was made by the Japanese firm Linemar. It was offered with a reproduction box and was one of two different versions of the toy. It appeared to be in excellent condition. As such, EBAY #282589176065—1931 SIGNAL PEERLESS GASOLINE-PUMP PLATE. Number of bids: 39. SOLD AT: $990. Date: 8/6/2017. This was an attractive gasoline-pump plate that SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 210 RICH PENN AUCTIONS LOT 200—BOYCE MOTOMETER TIN DISPLAY SIGN. SOLD AT: $14,760, including 23% buyer’s premium. Date: 8/2/2017. This tin sign was in incredible condition for a piece that was close to 100 years old. The printing on the back was crisp and clear, and the sign was not dented or otherwise damaged. The colors were bright and vibrant. This sign was in day-one condition. This was almost too good to be true, and one must wonder what happened to the packaging if it was stored away all these years. Not tellin’, just sayin’. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market