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Bonhams, Carmel Valley, CA, August 24, 2018

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Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, August 23–25, 2018

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AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM 1935 Duesenberg SSJ Sets High Bar at $22m Sports Car Market GT-Oh! RICAN EXCEPTIONALISM 1935 Duesenberg SSJ Sets High Bar at $22m Sports Car Market GT-Oh! The The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Monterey 2018: $374m Total Our Experts Tell You What it All Means 1962 Ferrari Sets Public-Auction Record at$48m ™ November 2018 www.sportscarmarket.com English Profile: Aston DP215 Raises Paddles, Eyebrows at $21m Legal Files: How to Spot and Dodge Internet Scams Inside Scoop: Simon Kidston Assesses Five Big Monterey Sales


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Follow us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends November 2018 . Volume 30 . Number 11 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH by Stephen Serio ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Pierre Hedary AMERICAN RACE by Carl Bomstead by Thor Thorson 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO $48,405,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Prototype $21,455,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1953 Siata 208S Spider $1,655,000 / Bonhams 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Roadster $3,277,500 / Bonhams 1935 Duesenberg SSJ $22,000,000 / Gooding & Company 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II Coupe $9,795,000 / RM Sotheby’s 94 96 98 102 104 106 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 192 Vehicles Rated at Six Sales 114 118 128 144 160 172 184 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys, and homologation rally cars — Chad Tyson RM SOTHEBY’S Monterey CA: A $48.4m Ferrari 250 GTO leads this $158m sale — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Pebble Beach, CA: Signature sale brings $116.5m from 122 cars sold — Joseph T. Seminetta BONHAMS Carmel, CA: Quail Lodge Auction totals $37.6m, with a ’48 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione leading the way at $3.5m — Michael Leven MECUM Monterey, CA: The Daytime Auction sells 362 lots for $45.7m in Monterey — B. Mitchell Carlson RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA: John Cena’s $1.5m Ford GT headlines this $8.5m waterfront auction — Brett Hatfield WORLDWIDE Pacific Grove, CA: 42 of 60 lots generate $8.2m at Worldwide’s second Pacific Grove auction — Travis Shetler acebook and watch for updates and offers! NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 16 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S $308,000 / Russo and Steele 108 Cover: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO; Darin Schnabel ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears The car collectors of the future are here right now — at The Quail and Exotics on Cannery Row Keith Martin 48 Affordable Classic A 1971 Fiat Dino 2400 coupe sold for $44,000 at Gooding Pebble Beach — one of the best buys of Monterey Car Week Jeff Zurschmeide 50 Collecting Thoughts The finest automobiles in history, like the SSJ, are expressions of all that is great in the human mind and spirit Miles Collier 52 Legal Files How to protect yourself against Internet crooks and their scams John Draneas 54 Unconventional Wisdom Are there too many specialized car shows and events during Monterey Car Week? Donald Osborne 58 Drivers Ed Monterey Car Week had a few surprises, but quality is still the benchmark of car value Paul Hageman 100 The Cumberford Perspective The Siata 208S Spider might have had the longevity of Porsche’s 911 — had Fiat tooled up to build it in Austin-Healey numbers Robert Cumberford 210 eWatch A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and other greats brings $632k at auction Carl Bomstead FEATURES — MONTEREY RECAP 62 Monterey First-Timer: SCM and ACC Contributor Elana Scherr samples a week of car goodness 64 Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center: The place to be on Wednesday night of Car Week — Carl Bomstead 66 SCM Insider’s Seminar: A robust discussion of trends in the hobby — Philip Richter 68 Five Big Cars: Simon Kidston shares the inside scoop on five important Monterey sales 72 Postcards from Monterey: Carl Bomstead and SCM’s roving crew of photographers wander the Peninsula 76 Scene and Be Seen: Car people at the best car gatherings of the year 78 Legends of the Autobahn: Anniversaries of the BMW 2002 and the Mercedes-Benz W201 were duly noted — B. Mitchell Carlson 80 Porsche Werks Reunion: Outlaws, Hurley Haywood and Porsches all over the fairways — Travis Shetler 82 The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering: A day of splendid excess and amazing cars — Philip Richter 18 84 Concorso Italiano 84 Concorso Italiano: All things Italian included Italian-designed cars — Chad Taylor 88 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: Why everyone goes to Monterey Car Week — Carl Bomstead 90 Top 100 Monterey Sales: The week’s biggest results DEPARTMENTS 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 30 Concours and Events: Hilton Head Island, London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, 2019 SCM 1000 Tour 34 Contributors: Get to know your SCM staffers and writers 36 You Write, We Read: Ferrari 250 GTO thoughts, profit and loss, and scrutineering SCM 38 Display Advertisers Index 42 Time Pieces: Frederique Constant Perpetual Calendar 42 Neat Stuff: A classy phone holder and the right radio 44 In Miniature: 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere coupe 44 Speaking Volumes: Hobbo: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth 116 Buy/Sell/Hold: SCM’s Steve Serio takes a look at this year’s Monterey results 124 Fresh Meat: 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn drophead coupe, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach coupe, 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 coupe 140 Rising Sun: Japanese collectibles at Monterey Car Week auctions 156 Market Moment: 1972 Porsche 911 RS Outlaw 180 On the Radar: 1989–91 Autech Zagato Stelvio, 1989–93 Citroën XM, 1992–94 Renault Safrane 194 Mystery Photo: “The increase in business from Chuck’s on-time guarantee was offset by his truck repair bills.” 194 Comments With Your Renewals: “I have learned so much from this forum. Too bad I rarely put that education to use when blinded by the Red Mist” 196 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 202 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Bidders of the Future There were few blue blazers at Exotics on Cannery Row, and even fewer “Ask Me About My Pagani” T-shirts on Pebble’s 18th Fairway Time moves on The world of the performance automobile has changed radically during the past 50 years, and collectors have changed as well. Most older collectors don’t fantasize about being in a string of Huayras running up Highway 1 to Monterey, bumping the rev limiters in first and second gear the entire way. Rather than pursue the ultimate in contemporary performance, we try to enjoy the challenging limitations of our vintage cars with their skinny tires, marginal brakes and archaic suspensions. It’s as if the new generation of collectors is flocking to the latest trendy Asian fusion restaurant with its cucumber wasabi martinis. We instead head for the familiar comfort of the Tavern on the Green in Central Park and our old-fashioned Old Fashioned drinks. The great divide Exotics on Cannery Row — a Saturday night gathering during Exotics on Cannery Row — a glimpse of the car hobby’s future I n the years that SCM has been reporting on Monterey, we’ve watched the auction sales totals go from $10.8m in 1996 to this year’s $374.4m. From just 209 cars being offered in 1996 at Monterey (Rick Cole and Christie’s), there were 1,389 cars looking for new buyers this year at six auctions. The 2018 results mark this as “only the third-best Monterey,” with $396.7m in 2015 and $463.7m in 2014 holding the top positions for exuberant spending. This issue of SCM is devoted from stem to stern (or is that from radiator cap to exhaust tip?) to an analysis of Monterey Car Week 2018, ranging from the minutiae of the door fit on a $44,000 1971 Fiat Dino 2.4 coupe to whether $48 million was a fair price, a bargain or just too much for GTO s/n 3413 that RM Sotheby’s sold. Racing doesn’t matter At The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, there seemed to be more modern exotics than classics on display. While the Ferrari 250 TR that Phil Hill drove to victory at Le Mans in 1958 had its admirers, it was overshadowed by the Paganis in all of their flashy exuberance. Dark glasses were required to protect your eyesight from the near- blinding reflections from the rows of jelly-bean-colored Lamborghinis on display. The next generation of supercar owners and enthusiasts isn’t con- cerned about whether their Aventadors or LaFerraris will compete at Sebring or Daytona. Their well-to-do Millennial owners quickly recite the stats for their cars, starting with horsepower (anything less than 1,000 doesn’t get you an entry key to hypercar land), 0–60 mph times of under three seconds and top speeds in excess of 200 mph. Miles Collier describes the performance of modern supercars as “notional.” Unlike the Corvette 427s and Porsche 911s of an earlier era — where a good driver could extract 90% of the performance of the car — there is simply nowhere outside of a closed track where the potential of modern supercars can be explored. A supercar’s performance envelope is so high that it takes an ex- tremely skilled driver to explore it to the limit. There’s a reason we so often read about new Ferraris or Lamborghinis being heavily crashed in their first few days of ownership. 20 Monterey Car Week — is a symbol of the future of collecting. Well over 10,000 people viewed hundreds of modern supercars. There was no admission charge. There was no organized judging or awarding of trophies. There was simply adulation of today’s high-end sports cars that offer the most bling and buzz. That world of splash and splendor exists comfortably with the quiet reserve of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. But there is little crossover. There were few blue blazers at Exotics on Cannery Row, just as there were few “Ask Me About My Pagani” T-shirts on Pebble’s 18th Fairway. Admirers today, collectors tomorrow The world of SCM is focused on the transactions and trends of the collector-car market. At our seminar, we mused about the “Ferrari 6-Speed Mania” and whether the air-cooled 911 market was losing steam. Few at Cannery Row or The Quail shared those concerns. In fact, the greatest change in Monterey Car Week over the past decade has been the explosion of events featuring supercars. The auctions and the historic races occupy a smaller part of the automotive consciousness than they have in the past. The week is becoming the playground of a new generation of auto- motive enthusiasts who celebrate the present and future of sports and supercars. This change in focus is reflected in the offerings of the auction companies, where a greater number of Porsches and Ferraris that are less than a decade old continue to appear. This growth and change in the market is good. It means that there is a new generation of enthusiasts who are as immersed in high-performance sports cars as we once were. Their Porsche 918s and GT3 RSs represent the outrageous perfor- mance that exists at the cutting edge of technology. However, unlike our hallowed Maserati A6GCSs or Mercedes 300 SLRs, they are not expected to be competition cars. There will be further bifurcations in Monterey Car Week between those who grew up with and feel at home with the sports cars of the 1950s and the 1960s — and those who live for each new Pagani. This is good for collecting. We enthusiasts of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s went from having posters of Countaches on the walls of our rooms to buying them at auctions 30 years later. Enthusiasts are simply collectors in training. The supercar fanatics of The Quail and Exotics on Cannery Row will become the bidders of the future. ♦ Sports Car Market Jim Pickering


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted GAA Where: Greensboro, NC When: November 1–3 Web: www.gaaclassiccars.com Last year: 352/560 cars sold / $10.2m Featured cars: • 1973 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 • 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS • 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Bonhams Where: London, U.K. When: November 2 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 25/26 cars sold / $3.1m Featured cars: • 1903 Rambler Model 6.5hp Runabout • Star Car: 1904 Cadillac Model A • 1904 Wolseley 6-hp 2-seat Voiturette ACA Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: November 3 Web: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk Featured cars: • 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Sprint • 1973 Citroën SM • 1964 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 convertible Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: November 4 Web: www.artcurial.com Last year: 58/78 cars sold / $6.7m Shannons Where: Sydney, AUS When: November 5 Web: www.shannons.com.au Last year: 24/25 cars sold / $1.6m 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: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. OCTOBER 3–6—MECUM Dallas, TX 4–6—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 4–6—VICARI Biloxi, MS 5—BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL 6—BONHAMS Birmingham, AL 6—VICARI & DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Waxahachie, TX 6—SILVER Vancouver, WA 8—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 11–12—RM AUCTIONS Hershey, PA 12–13—PREMIER AUCTION GROUP Columbia, MO 12–13—SG AUCTION Winona, MN 12–14—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS AUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 13—COYS London, U.K. 13–14—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 17—H&H Duxford, U.K. 19–20—BRANSON Branson, MO 20—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 20—VANDERBRINK Lincoln, NE 24—BRIGHTWELLS Bicester, U.K. 25–27—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 27—BONHAMS Padua, ITA 27—BARONS Esher, U.K. 27—RM SOTHEBY’S Atlanta, GA 26 NOVEMBER 1–3—GAA Greensboro, NC 2—BONHAMS London, U.K. 3—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 4—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 5—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 9—H&H Bickenhill, U.K. 10—VANDERBRINK Humble, TX 10–11—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 15–17—LEAKE Dallas, TX 15–17—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 16–18—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 24—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 26—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 28—H&H Buxton, U.K. 28—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 30–DEC 1—PREMIER AUCTION GROUP Punta Gorda, FL DECEMBER 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 1—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 3—BONHAMS London (Olympia), U.K. 4—COYS London, U.K. 8—RM SOTHEBY’S Los Angeles, CA 6–8—MECUM Kansas City, MO 7–8—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 11—BARONS Esher, U.K. Sports Car Market Star Car: 1904 Cadillac Model A at Bonhams’ London, U.K. sale Featured cars: • 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Park Ward Sports saloon • 1972 Ford Escort GT1600 Twin Cam • 1969 MGB Mk II convertible H&H Where: Bickenhill, U.K. When: November 9 Web: www.hanh.co.uk VanDerBrink Where: Humble, TX When: November 10 Web: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Silverstone Where: Birmingham, U.K. When: November 10–11 Web: www.silverstoneauctions.com


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1969 Shelby GT500, offered at no reserve at Leake’s auction in Dallas Leake Where: Dallas, TX When: November 15–17 Web: www.leakecar.com Last year: 284/448 cars sold / $6.6m Featured cars: • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 • 1914 Ford Model T Depot Hack • 1969 Plymouth Road Runner convertible • Star Car: 1969 Shelby GT500 Mecum Where: Las Vegas, NV When: November 15–17 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 556/896 cars sold / $22.2m Featured cars: • 1930 Cord L-29 cabriolet • 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible • 1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham convertible 28 McCormick’s Where: Palm Springs, CA When: November 16–18 Web: www.classic-carauction.com Last year: 321/503 cars sold / $6.1m Featured cars: • 1950 Jaguar Mk V • 1973 DeTomaso Pantera • 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Dan Kruse Classics Where: Houston, TX When: November 24 Web: www.dankruseclassics.com Last year: 62/147 cars sold $919k Shannons Where: Melbourne, AUS When: November 16 Web: www.shannons.com.au Featured cars: • 1991 Nissan Skyline GTR R32 • 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche H&H Where: Buxton, U.K. When: November 28 Web: www.handh.co.uk Featured cars: • 1981 TVR Taimar • 1989 Jaguar XJ-S coupe Brightwells Where: Leominster, U.K. When: November 28 Web: www.brightwells.com Premier Auction Group Where: Punta Gorda, FL When: November 30–December 1 Web: www.premierauctiongroup.com ♦ Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com 2019 SCM Tour Sign up now for the 2019 SCM 1000 Tour. We’re taking Sports Car Market on the road from July 14 to 19, 2019 — in the form of 1,000 miles of gorgeous Oregon and Washington back roads, nightly “Conversations with Collectors” seminars and many of SCM’s best writers. Publisher Martin is host of the tour, which is limited to 40 cars from 1973 or earlier (continuation by application). Expect great accommodations, food, Northwest wines and SCM camaraderie. Preference is given to Porsche cars for the 2019 tour. Cost of the tour is $7,000 for one car and two drivers. The first round of notifications of cars accepted will be sent on December 15. Your $1,000 deposit is 100% refunded if your car is not selected for the tour. For more information, call 1.503.261.0555, extension 217, or visit www.sportscarmarket.com/ tour-registration. Hilton Head Spotlights BMW and Porsche The 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance continues to delight through November 4. This year’s extravaganza honors 50 Years of the BMW 2002, 40 Years of the BMW M1 and 70 Years of Porsche. The Car Club Showcase takes over the Port Royal Golf Club on November 3. The Aero Expo also is on November 3. On November 4, the Concours d’Elegance will start at 9 a.m. For pricing and packages, visit www.hhiconcours.com. Publisher Martin will host a seminar on collecting on Saturday, November 3, and will be emcee for the weekend. (SC) A Putt-Putt Course for Old-Car Lovers The 85th Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run cranks, rattles and chugs to life on November 4, but this event really starts on November 2 with Bonhams’ London to Brighton Run Sale of Veteran Motor Cars at New Bond Street. November 3 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.) 30 3 LeMay Sock Hop Dinner & Dance, Tacoma, WA; www.lemaymarymount.org 9–10 Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show, Springfield, OH; www.ohioswapmeet.com 9–11 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, Birmingham, U.K.; www. necclassicmotorshow. com 10 Military Vehicles at Second Saturday at WAAAM Air and Auto Museum, Hood River, OR; www.waaamuseum.org Sports Car Market NOVEMBER CALENDAR Bob Ames


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Deputy Data Editor Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editor at Large Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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After graduating, she worked as a carbonfiber fabricator making motorcycle bodywork. Then she jumped into writing, editing and video at Hot Rod magazine and the Internet show “Roadkill.” She currently owns several classic cars, including an Opel GT — and an unreasonable number of minibikes. This is her first story in SCM, but she is a popular columnist for our sister magazine, American Car Collector. Turn to p. 62, where she shares her first-time adventures during 2018 Monterey Car Week. SIMON KIDSTON, SCM Contributor, is from an old British motor-racing family. Simon started his career at Coys, leaving to co-found Bonhams Europe in Geneva. Over the next decade, he staged high-profile auctions around the world. He branched out on his own in 2006 to found Kidston SA, a consultancy responsible for some of the larger deals you rarely hear about. Simon also judges at Pebble Beach and is “the voice” of the Villa d’Este Concours and the Mille Miglia. Turn to p. 68 for his take on several remarkable sales — yes, he covers the 250 GTO — during the 2018 Monterey Car Week. CARL BOMSTEAD, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, spent his lawn-mowing money on a 1948 Plymouth when he was 14, and since then an unknown number of unique cars has passed through his garage. 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 was SCM’s Iron Man during the 2018 Monterey Car Week. Turn to p. 88 for his story on the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and to p. 72 for “Postcards from Monterey.” We also twisted his arm to attend Gordon McCall’s Motorsports Revival at the Jet Center, and his tale of that adventure is on p. 64. Read his American Profile on the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ on p. 104 . Finally, his regular column, eWatch, is on p. 210. 34


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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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. 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Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. 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For example, all these ads are 36 s s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only affordd/or wealthy osable thoup an old rache ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat historiou Write We Read All letteite 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari- errari ou 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO u Write We Read All letters are subject ou 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO s s “Shifting You Write You Write You Write You Write You Write You Write You Write You Write ou Write We Read All letters are 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO s “Shifting prettiest prettiest TR in $7,000 firm. • Jaguar, 1956 ex-Works D-Jag, BRG, streetable, immaculate, $5,500. • Ferrari 1958 Testa Rossa, 12 cyl., 3-liter, 300 hp, needs absolutely nothing, $4,750. • M-Benz, 1956, 300 SL Gullwing, never raced, competition engine, knockoffs, $6,000. country. You Write You Write You Write You Write You Write rite We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Bo e 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO s “Shifting prettiest TR in $7,000 firm. • Jaguar, 1956 ex-Works D-Jag, BRG, streetable, im- maculate, $5,500. • Ferrari 1958 Testa Rossa, 12 cyl., 3-liter, 300 hp, needs absolutely nothing, $4,750. • M-Benz, 1956, 300 SL Gullwing, never raced, com- petition engine, knockoffs, $6,000. country. concours concours condition, ready to race. 1963 Daytona 3-hour Continental winner with Pedro Rodriguez. Last of the GTO series built. Many spares included — $14,000 by Spencer Buick, San Francisco. This is from very long ago, when there was little interest in collecting and/or preserving these great sports and racing cars. No one considered the future value or inflated prices until ember 2018, t all started resented by 987. . ars earlier, the FIRST , to celebrate y. I particiu 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO s “Shifting prettiest TR in $7,000 firm. • Jaguar, 1956 ex-Works D-Jag, BRG, streetable, im- maculate, $5,500. • Ferrari 1958 Testa Rossa, 12 cyl., 3-liter, 300 hp, needs absolutely nothing, $4,750. • M-Benz, 1956, 300 SL Gullwing, never raced, com- petition engine, knockoffs, $6,000. country. concours condition, ready to race. 1963 Daytona 3-hour Continental winner with Pedro Rodriguez. Last of the GTO series built. Many spares included — $14,000 by Spencer Buick, San Francisco. This is from very long ago, when there was little interest in collecting and/or preserving these great sports and racing cars. No one considered the fu- ture value or inflated prices until ember 2018, t all started resented by 987. . ars earlier, the FIRST , to celebrate y. I partici- rere were 17 O prototype Bs. We did gundy and los at Pierre y collection 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO s “Shifting prettiest TR in $7,000 firm. • Jaguar, 1956 ex-Works D-Jag, BRG, streetable, im- maculate, $5,500. • Ferrari 1958 Testa Rossa, 12 cyl., 3-liter, 300 hp, needs absolutely nothing, $4,750. • M-Benz, 1956, 300 SL Gullwing, never raced, com- petition engine, knockoffs, $6,000. country. concours condition, ready to race. 1963 Daytona 3-hour Continental winner with Pedro Rodriguez. Last of the GTO series built. Many spares included — $14,000 by Spencer Buick, San Francisco. This is from very long ago, when there was little interest in collecting and/or preserving these great sports and racing cars. No one considered the fu- ture value or inflated prices until ember 2018, t all started resented by 987. . ars earlier, the FIRST , to celebrate y. I partici- re were 17 O prototype Bs. We did gundy and los at Pierre y collection ries ries — 36 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 Hindsight is Always Perfect To the Editor The Ferrari 25 ously the pinnacl collectible cars (S “Collecting Thou was not always s cars were made in f and also had great r But as a Ferrari cachet. It did win a to winning very m My new wife a tunate to see them r were entered in t Kilometer Nürbu Ferrari 250 LM w while GTOs cam and 7th. Porsches 904s, filled in the in the top 10, inclu In early 196 wife, attending th Washington, saw a to Europe for $40 students and spou included travel t return ticket six m So we were so We decided t Porsche as our ca After an unsucce many dealers and i we decided to go t the Porsche facto most immediately s Super 90 coupe w that we purchased Then we were g the Porsche factor assembly area for t We planned to s but plans with ot our touring sche to miss the GP o Le Mans and ot camped everywh over Europe wit gear and everyth Porsche. We sold the soldier in Munich b After returning home we both returned to school and had long careers in the field of education. The classified ads in Road & Track revealed what happened to many used sports and racing cars. One could purchase for a few thousand dollars cars that now sell for millions of dollars. VIN/serial numbers were rarely, if ever noted. For example, all these ads are 36 s mentioned at ices weren’t wanted or riving and y were not able to the e only afford- d/or wealthy osable thou- p an old rac- he ordinary w the future, ollars could any million y the Ferrari urvive. d & Track reat histori- errari r 250 next Ferrari ummer? — eattle, WA Chester ank, thanks for one reading ust $40,000 e machine. errari 250 GTO s “Shifting prettiest TR in $7,000 firm. • Jaguar, 1956 ex-Works D-Jag, BRG, streetable, im- maculate, $5,500. • Ferrari 1958 Testa Rossa, 12 cyl., 3-liter, 300 hp, needs absolutely nothing, $4,750. • M-Benz, 1956, 300 SL Gullwing, never raced, com- petition engine, knockoffs, $6,000. country. concours condition, ready to race. 1963 Daytona 3-hour Continental winner with Pedro Rodriguez. Last of the GTO series built. Many spares included — $14,000 by Spencer Buick, San Francisco. This is from very long ago, when there was little interest in collecting and/or preserving these great sports and racing cars. No one considered the fu- ture value or inflated prices until ember 2018, t all started resented by 987. . ars earlier, the FIRST , to celebrate y. I partici- re were 17 O prototype Bs. We did gundy and los at Pierre y collection ries — 36 See See you soon. — Marcel Massini, via email Keith Martin responds: Marcel, thank you so much for your thoughtful read and corrections. Another Perspective on Profit and Loss To the Editor: I enjoyed Executive Editor Chester Allen’s response to Bob Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index Aeristo ........................................................................137 Aerovault ...................................................................169 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ....................................135 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ..........................................60 Arkonik ........................................................................67 Artcurial .......................................................................27 Aston Martin of New England ....................................51 Auto Kennel ...............................................................185 Autodromo LLC ........................................................145 Automotive Restorations Inc.....................................125 Autosport Designs Inc ...............................................169 Autosport Groups ......................................................159 Autosprint Ltd............................................................182 Avant Garde Collection .............................................173 Barrett-Jackson ................................................... 29, 135 Beverly Hills Car Club ..............................................171 Boca Raton Concours ................................................161 Bonhams / UK ...........................................................4–5 Branson Collector Car Auction ...................................47 BridgePoint Risk Management .................................135 Cars, Inc. ................................................................43, 45 Centerline Alfa Parts..................................................141 Champion Motors ......................................................177 Charles Prince Classic Cars.......................................121 Chequered Flag International ....................................133 Chubb Personal Risk Services ....................................59 Classic Auto Mall ......................................................127 Classic Car Capital ....................................................143 Classic Motorcars ......................................................187 Classic Showcase.........................................................40 CMC Classic Model Cars..........................................183 Collector Studio .........................................................192 Copley Motorcars ........................................................10 Cosdel ..........................................................................91 D. L. George Coachworks ...........................................71 Driversource Houston LLC .................................. 12–13 Eaton Peabody ...........................................................135 European Collectibles................................................151 Fantasy Junction ........................................................119 Farland Classic Restoration .................................. 22–23 Ferrari Financial Services ............................................87 Ferrari Market Letter .................................................199 Ferrari of San Francisco ..............................................31 Festivals of Speed ........................................................56 Formula Selected Inc. ........................................... 24–25 Fourintune Garage Inc ...............................................179 Frank Dale & Stepsons ..............................................147 Gaswerks Garage .......................................................142 Gooding & Company ..................................................15 Grand Prix Surfboards ...............................................191 Greensboro Auto Auction ..........................................139 Grundy Insurance ......................................................101 GT Motor Cars LLC ..................................................183 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ........................................193 H & H Sales Limited ...................................................41 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ..................................65 Hamann Classic Cars, LLC .........................................63 Heacock Classic ..........................................................35 Heritage Classics .........................................................79 Hilton Head Island Concours ......................................69 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ..........................................189 Hyman, LTD ................................................................32 Intercity Lines ..............................................................53 Italian Design And Racing ........................................199 JC Taylor ....................................................................111 Jeff’s Resurrections LLC...........................................189 JJ Best Banc & Co .....................................................197 Kevin Kay Restorations ................................................8 Kidston .........................................................................17 Leake Auction Company ...........................................163 Legendary Motorcar Company .................................179 LicensePlates.tv .........................................................138 Lory Lockwood .........................................................190 Luxury Brokers International ......................................14 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC .......................................57 Lyn Hiner Artist ........................................................185 Macy’s Garage Ltd. ...................................................186 MBP Motorcars .........................................................193 McCollister’s Auto Transport ......................................55 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ...................................37 Mershon’s World Of Cars..........................................175 Michael’s Motor Cars ................................................149 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc .....................................134 Modern Classics LLC..................................................86 Mohr Imports, Inc. .....................................................176 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .........................155 Motorcar Classics ......................................................153 Motorcar Gallery .......................................................175 Northwest European ..................................................152 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ..............................33 Paramount Automotive ..............................................165 Park Place LTD ..........................................................123 Passport Transport .....................................................129 Paul Russell and Company..........................................83 Pendine ......................................................................171 Premier Auction Group ...............................................61 Putnam Leasing .........................................................212 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd..........................................157 Reliable Carriers ........................................................117 RM Sotheby’s ..........................................................9, 11 Ronald McDonald House ..........................................188 Russo and Steele LLC ...............................................6–7 SCM in Airports ........................................................209 SCM Retromobile Reception ....................................201 Scott Grundfor Company ..........................................150 Simko Motorcars LLC ..............................................191 Sports & Collector Car Center ..................................177 Spring Grove Auction Company ...............................167 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .................................141 Streetworks Exotics .....................................................46 Symbolic International ................................................21 The Creative Workshop ...............................................49 The Cultivated Collector ...........................................211 The Stable, Ltd. .........................................................131 The Werk Shop ..........................................................158 Tom Miller Sports Cars .............................................199 Torque Classic Cars .....................................................39 Turtle Garage ...............................................................19 TYCTA ......................................................................110 Vintage Car Law ........................................................142 Vintage Motors of Sarasota .......................................181 Vintage Rallies ...........................................................173 Watchworks ...............................................................199 WeatherTech ................................................................81 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ..............................................187 West Coast Classics, LLC .........................................170 White Post Restorations ............................................179 Worldwide Group ......................................................2–3 38 Back in 1982 there were 17 GTOs, plus the GTO prototype and all four 330 LMBs. We did a trip through Burgundy and ended up in Mas du Clos at Pierre Bardinon’s legendary collection and racetrack Greene’s letter about 2013 the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet D sale in February 2018 and September 2018, “You Write,” p. 52). Here is another automotive spin on investments: If the 2013 buyer had bought Tesla stock on the 2013 sales date and sold on the 2018 sales date, he or she would have made $185,246 — less brokerage fees. A tidy profit, but perhaps involving less passion than ownership of the 320D. — Bruce Adams, Vancouver, BC, Canada Harvey, Is That You? To the Editor: Yes, there are people so com- pletely anal about their cars, and they do scrutinize SCM for the frisson of pleasure aroused in detecting an inaccuracy — however slight and insignificant — in your auction reporting. I, personally, do not fit into that category — but I have a dear friend, one could almost call him an “alter ego,” who does…. Which brings me to the sub- ject of this note. Whilst perusing the otherwise (as usual) excellent edition of SCM October 2018, my “friend” recoiled in horror and literal disbelief at Artcurial Le Mans Lot 16, 1961 Jaguar (September E-type, s/n 876369. To describe this car as a proper “weldedlouvre” example is a faux pas. Although sources vary, there is agreement that no more than the first 1,000 (some sources say 500) cars to leave the factory had this feature. Sadly, this example was produced past the first 1,000, so the factory “welded-louvre” description may be inaccurate. We await your inevitable, waffling acknowledgement, and all will be forgiven when it is forthcoming. If my friend is wrong here, we don’t want to hear about it. There are worse sins in the anorak world some inhabit. We (my “friend” and I) are looking at you, Thor Thorson. Your profile of the 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV” on p. 92, SCM October 2018, states: “Light weight and performance were still essential, so the new 3.7-liter (should be litre, dear God!) 6 had an aluminum block and head….” Well, Sir David would be spin- ning in his grave. Tadek Marek (Taddy to his friends) and the engineers at Aston chose aluminum for the block of the new 3.7-litre for the simple expedient that old-fashioned iron was in short supply — but aluminum was not. In interviews, both Marek and Brown lamented that they “had” to use aluminum given the design difficulties presented by the different coefficients of expansion of the engine components. Oil spilled out of the thing like money out of my wife’s purse. My friend and I both award Mr. Hardiman kudos and honors for his prescient, bold, incisive BUY/SELL/HOLD insights regarding Aston’s unloved early Virages, especially the 6.3-litre Widebody. Well done, sir! Do you award SCM ball caps for “Anorak of the Month with a Pedantic Twist?” If so, please ship to my (long running) subscription address of record. I will be sure it gets to my “friend,” despite the fact he can be a huge pain in the ass. — Josh Mazer, Annapolis, MD Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Josh — we can call you Josh, right? — we’re always delighted to meet another charming person with an imaginary friend. You have seen “Harvey,” right? Please accept — for your friend — our apologies about welded louvers and aluminum blocks. Every anorak deserves a reward for attention to detail, so we’re sending your friend an absolutely perfect SCM hat. We’ll embroider “Josh” on the back. I’m having waffles for lunch today! ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Frederique Constant’s Journey to Watchmaking Innovation There is nothing easy about starting a new mechanical watchmaking manufacturing concern in Switzerland, where everything one needs is more expensive than almost anywhere else in the world. Yet, against all odds, that is exactly what Peter and Aletta Stas-Bax did in 1988, when they established the luxury watchmaking brand of Frederique Constant. Their mission was to bring luxury watches to the market at highly affordable prices. They also wanted their watches to appeal to those looking for elegant and graceful characteristics. Their strategies, techniques and a big dose of vision have proven sound. The company’s ambition and success can be seen in a steady shift in product mix from classical watches, with mechanical or electronic movements (supplied by movement maker ETA), to a significantly broad array of Manufacture time pieces — watches they design and make on their own. Further, Peter and Aletta brought to market a watch they called the Horological Smartwatch. Designed in collaboration with a California-based tech firm that developed MotionX, a technology which allows the watch to collect and disseminate data and connect Details Production date: Current Best place to wear one: This watch doesn’t come with a key to the executive washroom, but it should. Ratings for modern version ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.frederiqueconstant.com to an IOS or Android operating system, the Horological Smartwatch will notify a wearer of missed text messages and phone calls, and monitor both daily activity and sleep cycle behavior. 2017 saw the launch of the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch (the latest 2018 model pictured), which took the automatic movement of one of their in-house automatic three-hand watches and added, under the dial, a module that Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering That Old-Timey Sound What garagemahal would be complete without a working vintage radio? Mike and Bonnie Headley operate a vintage-radio restoration business out of Yorba Linda, CA, and they always have a variety of Art Deco-style units available for sale. Their focus is on radios from the 1920s through the 1940s, with a specific area of interest surrounding Zenith radios built between 1935 and 1941. Restorations include all-new factory-spec electronics, along with an iPod jack at the rear of the units. Prices vary depending on rarity. Check them out at www.vintageradiosrus. com. employs the motion of the center wheel to power day, date and month indicators, as well as a highly accurate moonphase dial. In addition, a hand points to the four-year leap cycle in a manner that mechanically understands the actual number of days in each month during a four-year cycle, and therefore, is always correct (as long as the watch is kept running). Although the watch was complex to design and labor intensive to build, Frederique Constant’s remarkable achievement lies in the value equation — these watches in stainless steel are only $8,795. In solid rose gold, the watch is $15,995. Given what other brands ask for a comparable watch, the Perpetual Calendar is a relative bargain. The FC Perpetual Calendar shown features an extra-thin 42-mm case crafted of 18k rose gold, in three pieces, to give the wearer a generous view of the “Clous de Paris” guilloché dial, without the bulk of many complex timepieces. The FC calibre 775 movement utilizes 191 individual components — yet measures only 6.3 mm thick. This is a remarkable feat of microengineering. The movement, which is visible through the dial, is also highly embellished with both Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève finishing. As the perpetual calendar system is piggybacked onto the base calibre, all of the reset features for the various complications are achieved by the use of hidden push-pieces set around the outer bezel. A stylus provided with the presentation is used to actuate these features. Accompanying the watch is a crocodile strap that clasps using a folding buckle, which is also fitted with an 18k rose catch. In 2017, the Japanese watch giant Citizen added Frederique Constant to their portfolio. Citizen was seeking to diversify their holdings to include Swiss luxury timepieces. One would assume that was a huge win for the Stas family. Hold the Phone Living a connected life means carrying around a smartphone, and if you intend to use one in a classic car, you’ve got to find a way to mount it somewhere. Berrolia has a solution that’s hand made out of Italian leather and stainless steel. These mounts hold your phone to your car’s air vent, and an integrated charger keeps your phone charged up on both long hands-free calls and while navigating. Best of all, it looks great — a huge improvement over a plastic arm and suction cup. Available for both Android and iPhone, with prices ranging from $69 to $89, depending on model. Learn more at www.berrolia.com. ♦ 42 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck This Rolls, aka the Round Door Rolls, 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe is the perfect vehicle for any comic movie villain. It started life as a Hooper-bodied cabriolet, but was rebodied by Jonckheere in 1934. It remains as shown here — restored and in the collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. This is an unusual — but great — choice as a model. Two companies have produced miniatures of this car in 1:43 and larger 1:18 scale. This latest piece is from CMF, which is one of the house brands of Model Car World in Germany. It is made in China. They claim this was a limitededition model, but it is not, as more than 250 pieces were produced. This 1:18-scale model is impressive and big for the scale at 13.5 inches long. This Model Details Production date: 2018 Quantity: 504 SCM rating: ( is best) Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: ½ Web: www.modelcarworld.de model is very faithful to the real car. The people at CMF have paid great attention to detail, capturing all the nuances of this over-the-top design. Overall fit and finish is excellent. The paint is high gloss, although there is a little orange peel. There are three slight annoyances: The steering-wheel rim should be gloss Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Hobbo: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth — The Autobiography of David Hobbs, by David Hobbs, with Andrew Marriott, 304 pages, Evro Publishing, $46.37 (Amazon) David Hobbs was a talented racer, and he turned into a talented racing broadcast “color man” in a long, slow transition from the cockpit to the broadcast booth. You probably know him best from Formula One broadcasts in America rather than from his exploits behind the wheel, but don’t be fooled; Hobbs was fast in everything he drove. He never got the best equipment. While he often raced at the front with the best European racers, Hobbs never had the kind of success that makes you a household name. Starting his career (in 1959, to be exact) in his father’s street cars, which he often crashed, he soon was driving for real teams, getting better and better cars as he showed he could win. Over his nearly 30 racing years he spent time in Formula One, World Endurance, the Indy 500 — even two starts in NASCAR. His only series title was in Trans-Am in a DeAtley Camaro in 1983, although he had two class wins at Le Mans and two overall 3rd-place finishes. He transitioned, slowly, to broadcasting in the mid-’70s, doing plenty of racing as well as booth time well into 1990. At the end of the day, Hobbs spent more years as a broadcaster than a racer. While unquestionably talented behind the wheel, what Hobbs maybe did best was make people laugh. He was the promoters’ secret weapon, doing wonderful, funny press wherever he went. He is known far and wide to be a hilarious storyteller, and the best guy to meet over a libation or two. 44 His autobiography, co-written with motorsports journal- ist Andrew Marriott, focuses on his time behind the wheel, a year-by-year, race-by-race recounting (boy howdy, did cars DNF a lot back then), with some family history and some focus on his broadcasting career. There are plenty of photos from his personal collection of his racing days as well. If he does a book tour, make sure you go and see him. Provenance: We are all heroes of our own stories, but Hobbs doesn’t spend a lot of time blaming others for the what-could-havebeen moments in his career. He gives us a warts-and-all retelling. Fit and finish: The design doesn’t get in the way of the text or images, but the photo reproduction is just better than average. Drivability: I have a newspaper friend who was famous for meeting us after work at the local bar, giving wonderful, nuanced and entertaining accounts of the story he was working on — which was great until you read the story in print, which tended to be lifeless. We called it “leaving it in the bar.” Hobbo was high on my list of books I couldn’t wait to get my hands on, as I know his reputation as a storyteller. But the book is a real disappointment. A funny, story-filled look back at his career would have matched the David Hobbs we know from television, but this book is a semi-dry, pedestrian recounting of his career. It has moments of his public personality — and covers the career nicely — but I can only hope there is a sequel. Open a tab at Siebkens, hit record and start pulling funny stories out of Hobbs for Book Two. “Hobbo Unleashed” will be the book Hobbo could have been. ♦ Sports Car Market black — not matte finish. The interior door panels are not perfectly fitted. The large side trim strip running from front to rear should be chrome finish — not painted dull silver. Those quibbles aside, it is hard to fault this model — especially when considering its low price of $165. ♦


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Affordable Classic/Monterey Great Buy 1971 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe This Dino Was a Deal These not-quite-Ferraris are still within reach. This one was a screaming bargain at Gooding Pebble Beach by Jeff Zurschmeide One lucky bidder scored this under-the-median-price 1971 Fiat Dino for $44k at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction W hen is a Ferrari not a Ferrari? Generally speaking, when it’s a Dino. These vehicles were created because Ferrari needed to build a produc- tion V6 in sufficient numbers to homologate the engine for racing in the mid-1960s. However, Ferrari didn’t want to offer a downsized engine in its own road-going cars, so another solution had to be found. The answer was to produce the Dino as its own marque. Check the Ferrari Profile “1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder” by Steve Ahlgrim in the October 2018 issue of SCM (p. 76) for an excellent backstory on the Dino brand. The Fiat-rrari Another part of the answer was to outsource production to Fiat, who put the new V6 in a front-engine, rear-drive configuration into a Pininfarina-produced spider and into a handsome Giugiaro-designed sport coupe built by Bertone. The first years of these models used the same 2.0-liter aluminum-block V6 found in the Dino 206 GT, but in 1969, Fiat took a 50% stake in Ferrari and made some major upgrades to their Dino platforms. The original Fiat Dino cars produced from 1966 to 1968 used solid rear axles, but in 1969 they received an independent rear suspension. Other upgrades included larger disc brakes and a new 5-speed manual transmission. But the biggest change was a shift to an iron engine block and a displacement increase to 2.4 liters. Where the old engine was rated at 158 horsepower, the new V6 made 178 horsepower. One final change in 1969 was that production moved from the Fiat facility in Turin to the Ferrari line in Maranello. The Fiat-branded Dino models were then produced right alongside Ferrari’s Dinobranded 246 GT. That arrangement continued to the end of Fiat Dino production in 1973. Respectable numbers These days, Ferrari claims the Dino 206 and 246 as its own. No one mentions the separate Dino 48 Details Years produced: 1966–73 Price when new: $6,000. These cars were never imported into the United States Number produced: 2,398 (1969–73 2400 coupe) Current SCM Median Valuation: $61,000 Pros: Sporty, unique, nice looking Cons: Expensive engine repairs Best place to drive one: To Concorso Italiano during Monterey Car Week Worst place to drive one: Anywhere rust is an issue A typical owner is: Always explaining the car brand much anymore, and many owners have been known to retrofit Ferrari badging to those cars. They’re trading in the mid-six figures with other Ferraris of the era. The Fiat Dino spiders are also trending skyward, with only one auction sale over the past two years just barely missing the $100,000 mark. But banish despair, because there were a lot more Fiat Dino coupes than spiders built. Fiat built 3,670 of the 2.0-liter coupes to 1,163 spiders. Of the 2.4-liter cars, there were 2,398 coupes and just 420 spiders. Those numbers, plus the less-sexy appearance of the coupes, have kept prices under control and made this car eligible as an Affordable Classic. At least for now, these not-quiteFerraris are still within reach. That’s encouraging because time has been extremely kind to the Dino coupe. Its lines are definitely reflective of Giugiaro’s work in the era, and you don’t have to use your imagination to see the influence on other sport coupes of a few years later. Inside, you’ll find a familiar steering wheel, a set of Fiat gauges in a new arrangement, and attractive seats. If you like Italian cars of this period generally, you’ll enjoy the Dino quite a bit. Very well bought Most Fiat Dino coupe auction sales in the past four years have been right around $60,000, and that matches the median price of $61,000 in the SCM Pocket Price Guide. That makes the subject sale all the more amazing, because someone took this very clean Dino coupe home from Gooding’s auction in Pebble Beach for just $44,000. It was a no-reserve sale, and that’s what the winning bid was on that day. This particular Dino is well kept and comes with full provenance back to the factory and a commendable set of original documentation. Even the toolkit is complete, and the spare tire sits on a fifth virgin-appearing Cromodora Sports Car Market Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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alloy wheel. Those aren’t cheap these days. About the only flaw visible in the auction photos is a pronounced trunk lid misalignment. The bottom line is that someone got a fantastic deal on this car. Even at a high-end event like Gooding & Company, everything depends on having enough bidders at a given auction who are interested in a given car. If there aren’t at least two bidders who really want the car, some lucky buyer goes home happy and the seller ends up disappointed. This car was one of the best buys of Monterey Car Week 2018. There are more Fiat Dino coupes out there, and they come up for sale every year. Keep your eyes open and an ear to the ground, and you could claim a piece of that vintage Ferrari mystique for a bargain price. ♦ November 2018 49


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Collecting Thoughts Bidding Farewell to the Duesenberg SSJ © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company Selling a Treasured Car for a Higher Purpose We have made a very visible and a very real sacrifice to a vision that is more important than just one car, however charismatic and distinguished by Miles Collier T he 1935 Gary Cooper Duesenberg SSJ sold for twice the estimate, $22 million including commission, at the August 24 Gooding & Company sale at Pebble Beach. As I was the seller, don’t expect disinterested objectivity from me about the elements of this gratifying result. Naturally, the first question I’m asked is, “Why sell one of the most spectacular ornaments of your collection, one you’ve used and featured for 32 years?” This question is usually followed up with, “The SSJ was my favorite car in the museum.” This was no spur-of-the-moment, sell-when-you-can deal. This sale was carefully considered and, on the night, pretty emotional. The true impact of the car on our world The world is rapidly evolving — in regard to historical automobiles and Western society and its values. Likewise, over the decades that I’ve been involved with cars, my journey has taken me from the particularities of make, model and year to the questions of what it means to be human in our industrialized, 21st-century world. In my current work, I am elaborating and expanding such big questions by using the automobile as my lens. Simultaneously, I have become passionate about putting important cars into a bigger arena than our hermetic and “inside-baseball” world of “car guys.” Don’t get me wrong — our world is the one where the flame is kept, but given the great shifts taking place in the ways society uses cars, and in its attitude towards them, we need to advocate for the legacy and heritage of one of the most important technological artifacts of the 20th century — and one of its most potent change agents. This change agent shaped our world, transformed our landscape and altered our perceptions. The historical automobile is in danger of being marginalized — if not demonized — by accusations of profligacy, environmental impact and, perhaps, sheer unnecessary hedonism. Yet today’s industrialized culture is the automobile, all 1.3 billion of them that are, worldwide, operating today. Moreover, the finest automobiles in history, say the SSJ, are 50 expressions of all that is great in the human mind and spirit. As such, they are some of the highest expressions of our material culture and deserve to be studied for their own sake. Making sure great cars survive and thrive Secondly, I am acutely aware that the support structure enabling the collecting, curation, conservation and, yes, celebration through use and re-enactment of meaningful and historical cars is getting more precarious every day. We are losing skilled artisans and technical masters. Correct and appropriate materials are being discontinued or regulated out of use. Our world needs articulated programs of what I call Praxis: programs of care and use, of connoisseurship, the understanding that small differences in similar cars lead to large differences in historical importance, sculptural beauty, technical distinction or, yes, even monetary value. The needs of the meaningful car world are extensive and growing. To be successful in the preservation of this supremely important and rich legacy, we need to engage with the greater world through effective outreach and advocacy of the automobile as modernity’s cultural legacy — and an important part of our common heritage. Who doesn’t have a car story? My wife, Parker, and I felt that this was the time to make a grand gesture in aid of this vision. With the sale of the SSJ, we have made a very visible and a very real sacrifice to a vision that is more important than just one car, however charismatic and distinguished. The important thing is to start. Now. A new vision for philanthropy It is true that philanthropy in the 21st-century world is not that of the 20th-century world. Today, to be successful, we require philanthropic eco-systems of profit and not-for-profit organizations working together towards a common mission. Parker and I are doing just that around a group of initiatives residing Sports Car Market


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under the “Meaningful Ventures” banner. The sale of our SSJ underscores our seriousness, and supplies funding to a Meaningful Ventures portfolio of automobile-space initiatives — some for profit, and some not-for-profit. For lack of anything better, we are calling our big, public, not-for- profit idea Revs 2.0, which is a placeholder name for now. It is an idea based on creating a worldwide, geographically distributed, information hub for the benefit of the meaningful car community. As envisioned — with broad public support and a strong leadership core yet to be developed — Revs 2.0 might provide: • Technical and historic research. • Education programs ranging in theme from collecting and connoisseurship, restoration research methodologies, master-class training in vanishing skills, specific automotive-oriented conservation materials, and so much more. These initiatives will occur around the world as resources are found and organized. Revs Institute, our private, not-for-profit research library and collection in Naples, FL, will provide unmatched library, archival and information support. Your help is needed Please help us to plan, present, provide for and promote this worldwide meaningful car idea. We can’t do this alone. Please contact us with general or specific suggestions, mentioning your areas of interest, at DevelopIt@Meaningful-Ventures.com. Profit-making ventures inhabiting the eco-system are a “car clubs” business designed to build and maintain nationwide communities of meaningful car owners focused on promoting and assisting each other’s automotive projects with the support of professional information technology and mechanical staff. We will also introduce a digital auto-media product designed to entertain, inform, teach and energize the meaningful car community with video, photographic and written features. We are now working on an automobile and automobilia (and indeed any other collections) do-it-yourself curation software package. Finally, we are preparing stories about the archaeology and dark history of one of the 20 Nazi-era armored VIP Mercedes sedans. In time, we hope all of these and more will contribute to the Revs 2.0 idea. About that Duesenberg… Regarding the sale, what led to the extraordinary auction result? It has long been an axiom that extremely rare, largely unrestored, no-stories automobiles of unimpeachable provenance, matching numbers and highest specification of an important marque can align as a perfect storm of potential. To cap it off, it helps if the car comes to the market for the first time since 1949, and from only two owners over that period — the incomparable Briggs Cunningham and, well, my blushes forbid going on. This transaction goes to illustrate what I’ve been saying in these columns for years: The greatest cars are not the ones discovered in some dusty barn and presented to the market marinated in rodent droppings, dust and decay. The greatest treasures have been in plain sight forever, owned, loved, operated and shown in the public eye. These cars have no secrets because they are fully known for what they are — automotive royalty of the bluest blood. In the case of our great SSJ, it was also known to be “on the button” mechanically, with lithe handling unlike its ponderous Duesenberg siblings. With 400 reported horsepower on tap, it’s also crazy fast. A true crossover car, it’s as capable on the Colorado Grand as in a concours. I can do no better than quote the new owner, the perfect person to own it next, “… when [I] went for a drive with David [Gooding], it was the handling and the ease of moving it through tight turns that was very impressive…. You really got this dialed in.” So how did our buyer do by paying a record price for this once-ina-generation opportunity? I’d have to say well bought — and sold. ♦ November 2018 51


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Legal Files John Draneas Clever Internet Crooks Want Your Money If you’re buying a car long distance, beware of prices that are too good to be true. They usually aren’t d the car from his father. It all sounded legitimate, ght the car. r receiving the car, he found another Internet r the same car, with the same exact photos, at g price of $9,500. He couldn’t resist calling, and song and dance about how the seller was out of ry, couldn’t get back in order to ship the car so d have to be picked up, and was willing to take st to get rid of it. The conversation morphed into er” asking Kossoy for his bank information to the transaction. t was the goal all along — get bank information ple so their cash could be raided. u have to be careful with the secondary Internet ” Kossoy said. “You don’t see much of this on the es, but any time you see a listing at a way-toobe-true price, it’s very likely a scam.” ore than just cars ust when I thought Kossoy was running out of es, he added, “And it’s not just cars.” He lists his beach house rental on the Internet. A W nt told him she had rented his beach house on a fake site and lost her money. She found Kossoy’s listing and booked it — in effect paying double for hen was the last time you spent Sunday morning reading the classified section of your newspaper looking for a car to buy? Been a while? Yeah, me too. The Internet has pretty much replaced newspapers as the central marketplace for used cars. That is understandable, as the Internet allows easy access to buyers and sellers all over the world with a few clicks of the mouse. But the electronic pipeline also provides equally easy access to scam artists of every nature. Philip Kossoy gave this story idea to “Legal Files” while I was working on the purchase of his Jaguar E-type. Kossoy buys and sells a lot of collector cars, and he’s had enough experiences with Internet scam artists that he thinks he can sniff them out pretty quickly. Too cheap to be true Kossoy’s first scam experience came when he ran across a beautiful 1969 Dodge Charger that was listed for sale on a website at $32,500. The purported seller was a company that builds custom cars. The Charger looked too good to pass up at that price, so Kossoy made the call. He was immediately suspicious when a woman with a pronounced Russian accent answered the call. She insisted the price was correct, confirmed that the car was in the same condition as pictured, and explained that a wire was the only form of acceptable payment. After promising to get back to her, Kossoy did a little searching and located the actual website of the company that was identified as the seller. The same car, with the same pictures, was shown on their website at an asking price in excess of $100,000. Obviously, the scammers had simply cut and pasted the photos and ad copy into their own listing and tried to score some easy cash. More cloned listings Another time, Kossoy found a 1970 Mach 1 Mustang listed at an asking price of $26,000. He called and spoke to the seller, who had just 52 her stay. And last, but perhaps not least, Kossoy once put out an ad looking for someone to transport one of his cars. He got a quick phone call from “the nicest guy in the world,” who said he was an hour away but needed to sleep and couldn’t get the car until the morning. He asked for a partial payment on a credit card, and Kossoy obliged him. The car didn’t get picked up, but Kossoy later learned there were several thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges on his credit card. Cashier’s checks Kossoy has seen a lot — but not everything. There are many scams involving cashier’s checks. One that gained some notoriety was a ring that would buy cars and pay for them with a cashier’s check. The seller would be comfortable with the form of payment, and give the “buyer” the car and the title. By the time the seller learned that the cashier’s check was fake, the car had already been retitled and sent out of state — or even exported out of the country and resold. One might be surprised that a cashier’s check can be faked, but have you bought one lately? The bank teller is extremely careful to check all the right boxes, and the manager reviews and approves the transaction. Then the file is sent to the printer to print the check. There’s no special paper, no special ink, no special anything. How hard could that be to fake? And it’s not just normal people who get conned; there’s a huge cashier’s check scam that targets lawyers. The crook masquerades as a business and hires the attorney to collect a debt owed by another business. The lawyer sends a strongly worded demand letter, and a response from the “debtor” comes quickly. “Okay, you’ve got me. I owe the money and I don’t want to spend a fortune in court. Here’s a cashier’s check made payable to you for the full amount owed.” The lawyer, impressed with his or her skill, deposits the check in the law firm’s clients’ trust account. The “client” directs the lawyer to retain a $5,000 well-earned fee Sports Car Market


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and remit the rest back to the client by wire. After the wire is sent and received, the law firm learns that the check was fake — and that the clients’ trust account needs to be immediately replenished. This scam has become so popular that lawyers who fall for it are subject to discipline for not safeguarding their clients’ funds. Cashier’s checks are so easy to fake, especially when they are drawn on distant or obscure banks, that our firm insists on allowing at least a week for them to clear before we are willing to disburse funds following a deposit. And, just to be safe, we check with the banks to confirm that the check has cleared. We often check with the issuing bank to confirm authenticity before even depositing the check. Wires Wiring funds is the current preferred choice. Generally, your bank won’t confirm the deposit until it has actually verified the actual funds, and the sender can’t recall the wire. The wire is a bank-to-bank transfer that makes it solid. But wires aren’t foolproof. Recently, a story circulated about a real estate closing gone awry. The title company closing the transaction sent an email to the buyers and their broker with instructions as to where to wire the purchase price. After wiring about $325,000, the buyer learned that someone had hacked someone’s email account and created a false email from the title company. It looked totally legitimate, except it substituted the thief’s wiring information for that of the title company. Protection suggestions It’s really hard to offer foolproof advice about how to avoid getting scammed, but there are some common-sense things one can do. If you’re buying a car long distance, beware of prices that are too good to be true. They usually aren’t. The seller always has some sort of possibly believable story about why he or she just wants to make a quick and easy sale, but let’s be serious here. It’s a big world — can you really be the first one to see this ad? There really aren’t very many angry women selling $2,000 Porsche 911s because their husband ran off with his girlfriend and said to sell the 911 for as much as she could get. But a normal market price isn’t enough to lower your guard. Don’t send money to the buyer until you have verified the existence of the car and the legitimacy of its title. And do whatever you can to check out the buyer. If you’re selling your car, be careful about the mode of payment. Avoid giving out your bank information until you are sure you are dealing with a legitimate buyer. If you are going to take a cashier’s check, call the issuing bank to verify it, and take the check to your bank for deposit before releasing the car or the title. In all these situations, it is best for both parties to use a knowledge- able intermediary to handle the transaction, usually an attorney. When our firm serves as the intermediary, we have the buyer wire funds into our clients’ trust account. We have the seller send us the properly endorsed original title, which we review for legitimacy. We also strongly recommend that an agent for the buyer inspect the car. That not only avoids nasty condition surprises, but also verifies the existence of the car. When everything is in order, we wire funds to the seller, release the title to the buyer, and inform the parties about the release of the car. All this adds some cost to the transaction, but it gives both parties the peace of mind that their funds or car aren’t going to some scam artist in some foreign country. ♦ 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 2018 53


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne The Balkanization of Monterey Identity enclaves don’t expand our understanding of what we don’t already know and like states that are often hostile or uncooperative with one another.” Since I first came to Monterey, Concorso Italiano was started in 1985; The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering in 2003; the Carmel-by-theSea Concours on the Avenue in 2006; and the Legends of the Autobahn in 2009 — and the list goes on. When the Maserati Club invited other Italian marques to their gath- ering at the Quail Lodge and Concorso Italiano was born, the public gained the opportunity to see interesting Fiats, Lancias and Alfas that wouldn’t have been deemed important enough to gain an invitation to Pebble Beach. The popularity of Concorso led to non-Italian marque “corrals” sur- rounding the event, bringing even more owners and visitors to see the BMWs, Mercedes and more. Lots of little shows off on their own However, the proliferation has arrived at the point that a schism saw Chad Taylor Does the proliferation of single-marque car shows indicate Monterey is becoming too tribal? A s I write this, 10 days have passed since the confetti sprayed at the conclusion of the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — the culmination of Monterey Car Week. As I wrote in this column a couple of months ago, these events have been a part of my summer for almost four decades. While the experience has certainly evolved in that time, it has remained an almost unalloyed delight — one that brings new fuel for my automotive passion. The best Car Week ever And so it proved this year as well. In fact, 2018 was the most brilliant, exciting and rewarding August I have spent on the Monterey Peninsula. I had several clients and friends — old and new — selling, evaluating, bidding on and buying cars at the auctions. I co-emceed again at the always-wonderful Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue. I comoderated another entertaining SCM Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Company. I also did my third sold-out seminar with my friend Jay Leno as part of the Pebble Beach Forum series. Finally, multiple clients had cars on the lawn at Pebble Beach. There was, of course, the kind of discovery about which I wrote earlier — seeing vehicles I had never seen before. This always renews and refreshes my enthusiast’s heart. Despite all these great things, I also came to feel another, less- welcome feeling. As I share this, I may ruffle more than a few feathers. However, this column is called “Unconventional Wisdom” for a reason. Too much The number and variety of Monterey Car Week events has exploded. I’ve enjoyed what many new venues have brought to the experience, and I don’t want to be one of those people who reflexively “pull up the bridge” after I’ve safely come in to keep everyone else out. That said, I fear a development that may be coming. Students of history will recall the division of the former Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires in the 19th and 20th centuries, which led to the creation of an array of central European nations. As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “Balkanization, or Balkanisation, is a geopolitical term used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or 54 Porsches defect a few years ago from Legends of the Autobahn and set up their own show. There is now an Infiniti-sponsored Japanese car show within the gates of Pebble Beach itself — not far from the 18th Fairway. Next year promises an all-British car show, and I’m sure the owners of French vehicles are reconnoitering the Peninsula for an appropriate spot. This phenomenon has perhaps gone a bit too far, but I also enjoy broadening my exposure and experience of cars. I like seeing cars I don’t know — and meeting their owners and finding out what drives their passion. It makes me a bit sad to see what is all too apparent in social and political life today — an increase in “identity enclaves” that do little to expand our understanding and appreciation of what we don’t already know and like. It’s a poorer world when people don’t actively seek to expand their personal knowledge and come to learn and respect something new. Too much traffic, too little time The reality of time and traffic means that the choices that must be made during this Car Week are becoming more difficult than ever. Event organizers also cannot find a time or place for an event that doesn’t conflict with another, which inevitably arouses tensions and challenges. For the past few years, I’ve spent the month of August in Carmel, working from there as my base. The traffic management on the Peninsula is marginal at best. At any time of the year, rush hour on Highway 1, Highway 68 and Carmel Valley Road rivals Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Long Island at their worst. However, many locals still curse Car Week and those of us who “ruin their quality of life” while pouring millions into the local economy. At some point, there might be a rebellion that will have negative ramifications for all us enthusiasts. Let’s stay together I can go to a single-marque show at home or anywhere else. I don’t think I need to come to Monterey to do that. I come to Monterey to see new things, meet new people and learn more about this wonderful world. I hope others might choose this as well. Let’s mix it up — that’s how we grow and thrive as a community and personally. No one is about to invent the 27-hour day or the eight-day week, either. Absent a change in direction — and to accommodate all the events — we may soon have “Monterey Car Month.” ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman The Car Hobby’s Greatest Week The most exciting — and unexpected — aspect of the week was watching the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ cross the auction block Pre-war cars got noticed In a similar vein, and while I haven’t “crunched the numbers,” I’m willing to bet that pre-war cars outperformed the modern supercars in overall auction results. A Gooding & Company specialist even remarked to me that one of their significant prewar cars — a 1930s Bugatti Type 57 — went to a collection where it will be the oldest car by over five decades! In my opinion, and I don’t think I’m alone in this, the most exciting and unexpected aspect of the week was watching the A highlight of a magical week — seeing the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ cross the block at a record-setting $22m T his year, Monterey Car Week was a little less mainstream. Yes, hordes of fringe enthusiasts turned up to see a Ferrari 250 GTO sell at auction, but aside from that, this year’s events were truly for car people. On the lawn at Pebble Beach you had one of the most interesting juxtapositions in all of cars — the three legendary Scarab sports racers, American ingenuity at its absolute finest, followed closely with a lineup of Tuckers. Elsewhere on the show field, the Rudolf Caracciola SS Mercedes was a common favorite. It was notable in the sense that a prewar preservation car caught everyone’s attention. And when it came time for the awards, even the Best of Show and the two runners-up displayed educated restraint. It was substance over flash. Throughout the week I also noticed that, of the more modern era, it wasn’t the usual supercars vying for attention. Even the highly anticipated new Singer Porsche couldn’t steal the limelight from the RUF Yellowbird. RUF Porsches seemed to be everywhere during the week, and it was great to see a brand with a 30-year-old cult following making a serious comeback. This was notable in the sense that re-engineering of an “old” car rivaled the latest technology from the big manufacturers. Scarabs and Tuckers at Pebble Beach — a fascinating juxtaposition 58 1935 Duesenberg SSJ cross the auction block. Arguably one of the greatest American cars, it was perhaps expected that it went from one of the finest collections on the planet to yet another, and yes, both here in the United States. It was also a lesson on how to bid on something when you really want it! Quality remains king In addition to the handful of high-value sales, the auctions did re- ally quite well across the spectrum — so long as the product on offer was quality. The Monterey auctions, I hope, have solidified the belief that quality is everything. And the growing spread of pricing based on quality of example just means the right people are paying attention and spending their money wisely. For example, a friend bought a significant 1950s sports racing car, deciding to sell off a couple of modern Porsches to “upgrade.” But don’t get me wrong, I’m not arguing that cars of the modern era are faltering in the market. I’m actually excited to see, at least from my vantage point, that car guys are looking at the relative value of things and making decisions more reflective of their own passion and taste rather than being guided by the market. I feel the market performed in a very healthy way. And I think that has everything to do with the crowd of attendees being that much truer to their passion. The Year of August My dad always calls it “The Year of August,” and when we all come home from a week or more of endless car activities, it really feels that way. As with any big event, afterwards there is usually a bit of sadness mixed in with the exhaustion. But this year it felt more optimistic. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the Monterey Car Week built around it, remain the single biggest events on our calendar. Pebble is where the most important cars come to be sold, it’s where the most important cars come to be shown, and it’s where real car people are. I’ll probably still be tired from the events of Monterey Car Week by the time someone reads this, but I can honestly recommend that if you haven’t been, you need to go. ♦ Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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MONTEREY RECAP FIRST-TIMER PERSPECTIVE Bites of Bliss in Monterey This week is all about falling in love with the hum of an engine and snick of a gearbox. That experience is worth millions — even if the car isn’t by Elana Scherr food and drink were free. Well, free to me, as I was there on a media invite. For most guests, the access to various tents full of oysters, world-tasting menus and alcohol is the perk for dropping $650 on a ticket — $4,000 if you come by helicopter. A free cocktail brightened the scene, but I’m sort of glad I didn’t know earlier, since a few too many and I’d have tried to take the life-size Tamiya 1979 Sand Scorcher VW Bug out for doughnuts on the well-manicured golf course. Trackside servings If it were my money I was spending, I’d buy the $170, four-day pass to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway and just park myself there for the week. There wasn’t a single show I went to that beat the raw excitement of watching vintage Trans Am and F1 cars roar into the corkscrew and grumble through the pits. It smelled like race fuel and hot oil, sounded like the devil’s drum corps — and was pure heaven. Saving the best for last: Elana pilots her friend’s Porsche 356 Speedster M y favorite part of Monterey Car Week was leaving. Wait, wait, don’t misunderstand me. I had an incredible time at the various shows, auctions and events leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours. It’s just that there’s so much going on. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by rows of shining, collectible machines all lined up with their rare brothers and sisters. Pretty soon, it seems like everyone has a rally Lancia or a McLaren Senna — and gosh, how do you not have one? Is it even worth stopping to look at another? But then you meet an interesting owner who takes the time to show you all the quirks of his or her car, and suddenly that’s your favorite car in the field. Even better, maybe you’ll get a chance to drive something, and you’ll understand to your very marrow why someone might fall in love with the hum of an engine and snick of a gearbox. That experience is worth millions, even if the car isn’t. We’ll come back to that, but let’s start at the beginning, at all the shows leading up to the Concours d’Elegance on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Small snacks at the Little Car Show Like your collector cars in fun-size? John Moulton’s Little Car Show, held in Pacific Grove the Wednesday before the concours, is the perfect way to whet your appetite. While even small cars can command big prices, nobody at the Little Car Show gets too precious about values, collectibility or provenance. Mini Coopers meet Morris Minors meet monkey bikes, and everyone seems delighted by their neighbors. Auction appetizers If being surrounded by automotive goodness and not holding the pink slip gives you the blues, there are plenty of places to fix that, with auctions going on every evening. If you’re like me and try not to spend more than $2 million on any given week, you could have swung by the more casual Russo and Steele tent for a Coors Light and bids in the $10,000 to $50,000 range. Of course, the most accountant-approved auction activity would be to do like the family I saw in the staging area for Russo, and just take photos of your kids next to Lamborghinis, Dodge Hellcats and Land Cruisers. The memories are free. One drink at The Quail About halfway through my day at the famous Quail: A Motorsports Gathering — on the fairways of the Quail Lodge and Golf Course — someone finally told me that the 62 The main course concours By the time Sunday came around, I was almost too full of cars. How could anything compete with what I had already seen? Oh, but the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is its own flavor. It’s as much about the people as it is the cars, with everyone competing like peacocks to have the brightest pants, the biggest hat, the most amusingly sweatered small dog. It’s easy to overlook the cars completely, but that would be a mistake, as the concours is a place where you can learn that China made stately limousines in the mid 1960s, or that a striped paint gradient you’ve always thought of as the height of 1980s aesthetics goes all the way back to the 1930s. There’s no way to see and absorb it all, so just wander in delight and marvel at the details. A delicious dessert on Highway 1 Ah, but I started by saying the best part of Monterey was leaving, and that’s because after five days of watching people drive — and at the very best managing to be a passenger in a neat ride or two — I finally got behind the wheel on the road. And oh, what a wheel and what a road. As I was heading out of town, I ended up at the same gas station as my pal, Perry Margouleff. Perry was heading home in his silver Porsche 356 Speedster and somehow — magic, surely — he handed me the key, warned me that the gearbox was a little sticky, and sent me south on Highway 1. Now, the Porsche is a valuable car, but it wouldn’t have mattered if it had been a Volkswagen; it was all about the smell of the ocean just outside my door, the dappled light of the redwoods as we passed beneath them, the fog on my face, and that delicate teacup handle of a steering wheel, perfectly fitted to my thumbs. To see cars during Monterey Car Week is delightful. To drive them, divine. ♦ Sports Car Market


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MONTEREY RECAP GORDON MCCALL’S MOTORWORKS REVIVAL 2018 Still Flying High After 27 Years This yearly spectacle remains the place to be as Monterey Car Week gathers momentum by Carl Bomstead Chad Tyson Prominently displayed front and center was a group of Martin & Rossi-sponsored Lancia rally and endurance cars T he Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival has taken place on the Wednesday prior to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for 27 years. It is held at the Monterey Jet Center in one of the massive hangars and is often referred to as simply the “Jet Party.” In the early years it was an invitational event and was the official kickoff for the days ahead. Many events now precede it, tickets are expensive and hard to find, and it is the kickoff in name only. It still, however, is a spectacular event that showcases automobiles, aircraft, food/wine and luxury lifestyle displays. Sports Car Market was an official sponsor of the event and created a bespoke cover for the September 2018 issue with an image of the event. It was included in the VIP event bag. The food offerings were sumptuous, with local celebrity chefs presenting their cu- linary delights. An enormous six-foot-long pan of paella was just one of the numerous offerings. California celebrity chefs from the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, Affina in Carmel and others presented special plates. They were paired with award-winning wines from Silver Oak, Roederer Estate and the Carmel vineyard Bernardus. Top-shelf drinks from Tito’s, Ketel One and others were also available, so there was no reason to do dinner later. Aviation, both modern and vintage, is an integral Details part of the Motorworks Revival. Embraer, Textron, Piper and Pilatus aircraft were displayed. The Gulfstream G500 was open for tours — and providing the opportunity to see how the 1% lives. There was a long line, and I suspect this was partly due to their offering free hats. Motorcars — in vintage and supercar form — were prominently displayed. John Chapman presented six Lancia rally and endurance cars, and they were in 64 Plan ahead: The next Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center is scheduled for August 14, 2019. Cost: $475 per person. Order tickets as soon as possible, as this event sells out every year. Where: Monterey Jet Center, Monterey, CA Web: www.mccallevents.com Martini Racing livery. Martini & Rossi produces Martini Vermouth in Turin and began sponsoring racing in 1958. Their cars were marked with distinctive light blue, dark blue and red stripes. In 1981 they supported Lancia with Group 5 and 6 as well as Group C sponsorship. The display was front and center and received a great deal of attention. Other period racers were the Lola Mk 6 GT and the fascinating Nissan R382 that was powered with a 6-L V12 that produced 600 horsepower. It was built in 1969 as Nissan’s entry in the Japanese Grand Prix, and they dominated a field that included several Porsche 917s. The latest supercars from McLaren, Porsche and Genesis among others were displayed. Presented at the Hennessey display was the yellow Venom F5 with its 1,600-horsepower aluminum Corvette motor. Priced at $1.6 million, it will attempt to reclaim the record as the world’s fastest motorcar. There were numerous displays for all sorts of luxury the Motorworks Revival is not lifestyle items, but all about glitz and glamour, as the event benefits the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, which has distributed over $32m to California Highway Patrol employees and their families in times of crisis — a most worthy cause. The 28th McCall’s Motorworks Revival will take place next year on Wednesday prior to the Pebble Beach Concours, and tickets will sell out quickly after being offered. You need to be there! ♦ Sports Car Market


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MONTEREY RECAP 17TH ANNUAL SCM INSIDER’S SEMINAR Peering Into SCM’s Crystal Ball Seminar experts discussing Ferrari 6-speed cars, Porsche popularity and Japanese collectibles Story and photos by Philip Richter This year’s panel of experts included (from left) SCM Publisher and co-emcee Keith Martin, SCM Managing Editor Jim Pickering, Stephen Serio, Miles Collier, Carl Bomstead and co-emcee Donald Osborne T he annual SCM Insider’s Seminar has firmly established itself as one of the “must attend” events during Monterey Car Week. At the lavish Gooding & Company Pavilion, Publisher Martin and Donald Osborne moderated a panel of esteemed industry experts. This year’s featured guests included Miles Collier, Steve Serio, Jim Pickering and Carl Bomstead. The spirited and robust discussion of recent market trends was interactive and extremely informative. Panelists agreed that a maturing bull market is causing a bifurcation of the collec- tor-car marketplace. Educated buyers are aggressively rewarding quality. Provenance, condition, rarity, originality, authenticity and mileage are vital considerations that separate the wheat from the chaff. The meteoric rise of “three-pedal” cars continues unabated. Serio argued that the Ferrari 6-speed craze is not sustainable — it’s a “domino effect of foolishness.” Osborne likened the trend to what is affectionately known as the “1976 El Dorado Convertible Syndrome.” SCM Managing Editor Pickering persuasively reasoned that given a choice of two identical cars on the auction block, the real enthusiast collector would always pay up for a manual gearbox. Five key SCM Insider takeaways: • Porsche enjoys a positive demographic following that other vehicles do not. The Porsche market is 10 times larger than most other enthusiast car markets — and it’s also younger. As a result, Porsches should continue to have strong bids well into the future. • Interesting cars from Japan are destined to increase in popularity over the next 20 years. • Color is a crucial (but often overlooked) factor in causing auction paddles to rise. All things equal, the right color can radically change an auction outcome. • “Buy the best and cry only once” is not always the goal of the discerning collector. Not everyone wants the very best example of a given car. Experiential buyers may 66 Miles Collier accepts his Grand Poobah of Monterey Award for best three-car collection at various price points, a hypothetical “other people’s money” excercise voted on by seminar attendees Sports Car Market want to drive a car and enjoy it. • 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Zagato, Bentley and Citroën. These anniversary milestones will open unique opportunities for owners to participate in various exclusive events around the world — so rising valuations of these marques are likely to occur into 2019 and beyond. Pickering concluded the seminar by sharing the simple, time-tested secret of successful and rewarding collecting: Buy what you love. ♦


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MONTEREY RECAP FIVE BIG CARS Five Meaningful Monterey Sales An insider’s look at a handful of important deals on the Peninsula Story and photos by Simon Kidston Y ou’ve all seen the big-number headlines, but what’s behind them, and which cars would you actually want to take home? Let’s pull back the curtain on five sales... The Ferrari 250 GTO at RM Sotheby’s Yes, it’s the most expensive car ever sold at auction, but mainly because GTOs are so rarely auctioned: 1991, 2000 and 2014 were the last ones. It’s a risky strategy, so to tempt the vendor (one of Microsoft’s first employees), a price had been guaranteed by the auction house: Look closely and you’ll see the symbol in the catalog. Of the 36 GTOs built, seven received the so-called Series 2 body style introduced in 1964, as the 250 LM failed homologation and the GTO came under pressure from the Shelby Cobra. It’s lower, wider and more aggressive than the Series 1, but it’s also arguably less pretty and certainly less iconic, which translates into a 30% value haircut. We know that the most recent Series 1 made more than $70m (September 2018, p. 72). The last two Series IIs brought mid-$30 million and almost $50 million (great history) three years ago, so $48.5 million for this good — but not stellar — example was bang on the money, and the buyer finally owns a model he’s coveted for years. This was the least-surprising result of the weekend, but it’s a healthy signal for the wider world. The Duesenberg Model SSJ Speedster at Gooding & Company How many cars are truly “once in a lifetime”? Arguably not even most GTOs, but this car was: one of two made, built for Hollywood star Gary Cooper, owned by just two legendary collectors since 1949, the sportiest, most rakish model from America’s greatest-ever road car maker. It was my car of the weekend. The icing on the cake? Proceeds went to a charity furthering the old-car cause for future generations, courtesy of motoring philanthropist Miles Collier. We collec- tively owe him a big drink. The septuagenarian buyer is also car-collecting royalty, and nobody appreciates this Duesie more. The $22 million price? Astronomical, and he also snapped up the Porsche 550 Spyder and handsome Ferrari 250 TdF that afternoon. Who needs Millennials with old-timers like this? Good for the PreWar market too. 68 Sports Car Market © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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MONTEREY RECAP FIVE BIG CARS The Ford GT40 Mk II at RM Sotheby’s We entered this for a client who wanted a timely sale but didn’t know how best to achieve it. We analyzed previous auction results, suggested where and when to sell, and with whom, and oversaw the process. RM Sotheby’s marketing was slick, and although the sales price — $9,795,000 — was below reserve, the car was sold, it went to a good home and the owner was satisfied. This was the gold-painted 3rd-place The Aston Martin “Project Car” DP215 at RM Sotheby’s I’ve known this car since 1990, when U.K. collector Nigel Dawes first restored and showed it — and what a machine it is. Look closely at the bonded windows and dashboard and it reminds you of its winged contemporary, the Vulcan bomber. The car was quixotic in racing (two DNFs were about the sum total) and unlucky in its afterlife (a massive 1960s shunt approaching V-max on the M1 motorway was a highlight). The Corner family, doyens of British motoring connoisseurship, finally sorted the car. They also persuaded the auction house to guarantee the car (look for that little symbol again). The gamble paid off for both. I’ve yet to meet anyone who expected this price, especially after “2 VEV,” a comparable car, sold just weeks before for 40% less. I’d put this $21,455,000 sale down to venue, presentation, a uniquely cool car and 75 years of Yorkshire negotiating experience! The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at Gooding & Company Proving that the devil’s in the details, the 300SL Roadster in itself isn’t rare (1,858 made), but the ultimate version, with disc brakes and alloy engine block, is. Of the 210 built of the latter, plenty received replacement blocks early in their lives due to design weaknesses. A beautiful black example with unnumbered engine sold for $1,930,000 at RM Sotheby’s just hours later. This white car, though, ticked all the boxes and came with a fanatically documented history (courtesy of an owner who has devoted his collecting life to this model), rare accessories and the right answer to every question. It brought $2,530,000. A well-informed Chicago collector went home with this car plus the black Rudge-wheeled Gullwing that sold very well at Bonhams, showing the value of the right original spec, the right original colors and the right numbers, even if he paid $600k more than the RM roadster just for an engine number. Before signing off, let me leave you with these final facts: Average value per sold car was down this year compared to last ($874k vs. $938k); the average year of sold cars got younger (1967 vs. 1964); and the percentage sold below mid-estimate was almost flat at 80% (79% in 2017). Industry insiders all know it’s not a bull market unless you own the Crown Jewels in your class, but there’s still plenty of money out there, and it’s not sitting on its hands. ♦ 70 Sports Car Market finisher at Le Mans 1966. The 1966 Le Mans winner was sold privately for more than twice this price in 2014, but “our” car wasn’t new to the market and had been a familiar sight at historic racing events. Fresh is always best, and as for the result, “done” is sometimes better than “perfect.”


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MONTEREY RECAP SCENES FROM THE PENINSULA Postcards from Monterey Monterey Car Week is always a blur, but here are a few moments that SCM managed to capture By Carl Bomstead Y ou would think that after 25 years of participating in the activities surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the novelty and excitement would wear off a bit. That is definitely not the case. Monday, August 20 Leaving Salinas and heading west toward Monterey, the anticipation kicks up a notch when a red Ferrari F40 blasts by going the other direction. Then came a string of colorful Lamborghinis and other blurry sports cars testing the upper limits of their performance curve. We were heading in the right direction. Tuesday, August 21 The first stop is Everett Anton “Tony” Singer’s long-running automobilia show in Seaside. We arrive as the Quail Tour pulls in and are treated to a traveling car show that included a Duesenberg, a Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a RUF Porsche conversion. The show is in full swing with literature and book vendors, along with clothing, badges, posters and most every other automotive-related item you might need. Well, maybe not need — but certainly want. Next stop is the Carmel by the Sea Concours, which takes over Ocean Avenue and the side streets in every direction. A friend, in his blog, wrote that Monterey Week is about cars, but there is no place to park one. That is certainly the case here. Best bet is to park by the Mission and take the free shuttle. There is no charge for the event Automobilia Monterey and there are some exciting cars that you can view and discuss at close quarters. The 1948 Tucker re-creation had a crowd around it the entire day. It was powered with a twin-turbo V8 that produced 550 horsepower, so it was not your everyday Preston Tucker example. A 1958 “Double Bubble” Fiat and a 1954 Ferrari 375 that Dan Gurney drove to one of his first victories also caught my eye. Wednesday, August 22 Scrutineering the auctions was in order, and the first stop is RM Sotheby’s. They presented several cars for private sale including the 2012 Pebble Beach Best of Show 1928 MercedesBenz 680 S Saoutchik Torpedo. I have no idea how much the owner wants, but the car is displayed in a stunning setting. Next was the room displaying the Ferrari 250 GTO — along with the Aston-Martin DP215 and famed 1966 Ford GT40 MK II. When the dust settled, bidders paid $80m for the trio. Worldwide presented a very original 1916 Locomobile Model 48 at no reserve. Displayed behind it was a well-restored 1958 Buick Limited convertible. Quite a contrast. Parking at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival — aka the Jet Party — is a challenge, so we arrived early and luckily found a reasonable spot. We walked past the VIP parking with a bit of envy, but we found a show within the show as several dozen of the cars were worthy of attention on their own. We were greeted with a glass of champagne and an attractive young lady swinging in a hoop above as we entered. A delightful evening of food, drink, automobiles and aircraft. 72 1916 Locomobile 48 at Worldwide Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro Dave Tomaro


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Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Thursday, August 23 It is an early morning as the Pebble Beach Concours cars prepare for the Tour d’Elegance. Most all of the entered cars participate, and the streets and roadways are crowded as the elegant cars pass by on their natural environment — the road. They travel down Highway 1 toward the often-photographed Bixby Bridge and return for lunch in Carmel. The cars remain in Carmel for several hours, and the streets are crowded with onlookers. Those who complete the tour are awarded a ribbon, and it serves as a tiebreaker in Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Those ribbons entered into several concours-day decisions. November 2018 73 Dave Tomaro Jim Pickering Jim Pickering


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MONTEREY RECAP SCENES FROM THE PENINSULA Friday, August 24 The 17th Annual SCM Insider’s Seminar took place in the Gooding tent with Miles Collier, Steve Serio, Jim Pickering and myself on the panel. Once again, I failed to win the coveted Best Car Selection award — maybe next year! Traffic made it a lengthy trip to The Quail, so our first stop was one of the several food stations serving fantastic cuisine from The Peninsula Hotels’ numerous locations. New supercar displays are at SCM Insider’s Seminar every turn at The Quail, but the most intriguing display was for Jaguar. They presented an electric E-type and a newly produced D-type. They also displayed a modified XJ-6 that had been completed for Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. With 3,500 hours involved in that build, I hate to think of the bill. Anne Brockinton Lee’s 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200C spider was awarded Best in Show. Its futuristic jet-engine-style front end and long flowing design made it a natural selection. It had previously won a number of other significant awards. Jay Leno’s interview with Sir Michael Kadoorie, who was in the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was worth the price of admission, as he has a style all his own. Next stop was the SCM reception, and we noted a new Rolls-Royce with a learner’s permit license plate parked on the street! Concorso Italiano Saturday, August 25 The 33rd Annual Concorso Italiano returned to the Black Horse Golf Course to celebrate all that is Italian. No other car show could be as red, as 1,000 cars illustrated the effect Italy has on the car world. As usual at Concorso, Publisher Martin was in control of the microphone, as he interviewed various owners and winners. As a sign of things to come, an Alfa Romeo 6C won Best in Show. It was a quick stop at the Concours d’LeMons in Seaside to see the dark — and funny — underbelly of Monterey Car Week. Presented were the awful and oddball cars that no one loves and few want — but they sure attracted a crowd. Trophies are sourced from the local thrift shop, and no one takes it too seriously. 74 Checking out cars at Gooding & Co. Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro Jim Pickering Dave Tomaro


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Sunday, August 26 Hagerty’s Dawn Patrol at Pebble Beach comes early, and it makes no sense to stand in the early morning chill for a free cup of coffee, a doughnut and perhaps a hat, but hundreds do it. That said, it is thrilling to see the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance cars enter the field. The show field was exceptional, with the Pacific Ocean and Stillwater Cove as a background. There were 16 OSCAs, a dozen Tuckers, custom Citroëns and 10 1960s Indy race cars. A treat was the futuristic 1970 Ferrari 512 S with its wedge-shaped design. It was a surprise when the swoopy 1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo at Pebble Beach 1937 Cadillac V16 Hartman Cabriolet failed to make the final three. It had been recently restored and heavily promoted with an article in the Wall Street Journal. The 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta — recently restored to its 1938 Berlin Motor Show specifications — was selected as Best of Show. Pebble Beach Concours Monday, August 27 It all came to an end with the traditional guys’ wine-down lunch in Carmel Valley. Another wonderful Monterey Car Week is in the books. Give me a few days, and I’ll start getting pumped up for next year. ♦ November 2018 75 Will Weston Dave Tomaro


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MONTEREY RECAP SCENE AND BE SEEN Jim Pickering JUST, WOW: SCM has seen some large car gatherings during Monterey Car Week, but the Exotics on Cannery Row might be the biggest of them all. This free event draws thousands of people to Monterey’s Cannery Row to see supercars and hypercars of all stripes — that is, if you can squeeze in close enough to get a look. CAR GUY TO CAR GUY: Magnus Walker, famed for his Porsche customizations, waits his turn to chat with racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart. DEDICATED TO THE CRAFT: When Oscar Davis’ 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spyder needed the needle and seat of the center carb cleared, Onofrio Triarsi, who runs Classic Coach Repair in New Jersey — the shop that restored the car — sprang into action on the 18th green. The car went on to win second in class at Pebble Beach. 76 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering Jim Pickering


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Jim Pickering Jim Pickering Jim Pickering Jim Pickering Dave Tomaro ONCE A FERRARI OWNER... Admiral Robert Phillips, who sold his 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial at the Gooding & Company auction in Pebble Beach two nights prior for $5m, checks out the details of Thomas R. Peck’s ’55 500 Mondial — and chats with Peck about it. HISTORY LESSON: Bruce Wingard discusses the history of his 1913 Mercer Model 35J Raceabout with students from Stanford University at the Pebble Beach Concours. STYLIN’: This young gentleman, looking sharp in a blue suit and behind the wheel of a sleek Maserati, helped kick off the fashion show at Concorso Italiano. And like a true Maserati enthusiast, at one point he got out and kicked the car in frustation. BIG NAME: Barry Meguiar, president of car-care-products maker Meguiar’s Inc., signs an award at the Little Car Show in Pacific Grove. November 2018 LUXURY ON WHEELS: Emma Beanland’s 1938 Delahaye 135 M Carlton Carriage Company roadster heads out with an elegant-looking crew on the Pebble Beach Tour. 77


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MONTEREY RECAP LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN A German Garden Party in Monterey If you want a day that is more about cars and people than making a splash at a fashionable scene, Legends is for you Story and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Jeff Wong’s Best of Show- and Best of Mercedes-Benz-winning 1985 Euro-spec 2.3-16 E ven as more new events shoulder into Monterey Car Week, Legends of the Autobahn continues to shine as the best deal of the week. Legends is free to the public, and it is an outstanding gathering of MercedesBenz, BMW and Audi. This top-notch show was once again conducted on the fairways of the Nicklaus Club-Monterey. One car that attracted tons of attention was Bob Gunthorp’s 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 ambulance conversion by Miesen. For those of us who were kids in the 1960s through the 1970s and were into Matchbox cars, you probably thought that you were seeing this icon of your youth in person. However, the one modeled by Matchbox was actually a Binz conversion. Still, with only 406 long-wheelbase ambulance conversion chassis made by Mercedes-Benz between 1965 and 1968 (and with this one likely being the only original example in the U.S.), Mr. Gunthorp readily admitted it’s easy to mistake them for being one and the same. This year’s Legends of the Autobahn also celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz W201 compact sedans. More specifically, the celebration focused on the 190E 2.3-16 performance sedan, which became a mainstay of the DTM race series in the mid-1980s. Jeff Wong’s 1985 European-specification 190E 2.3-16 won Best of Details Plan ahead: The next Legends of the Autobahn is scheduled for August 16, 2019 Where: The Nicklaus Club-Monterey Cost: This event is free for spectators, which makes it the best deal of Monterey Car Week Number of entries: Hundreds of BMWs, Audis and Mercedes-Benz cars on the grass Web: www.legendsoftheautobahn.org 78 Best of Audi was David ten Broek’s 1994 RS2 Avant sport wagon Bob Gunthorp’s attention-getting 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230 ambulance conversion Sports Car Market Mercedes-Benz and Best of Show. Legends of the Autobahn also marked the 50th Anniversary of the iconic BMW 2002. Introduced in 1968, the 2002 quickly became the car that cemented BMW’s reputation in America. Dozens of 2002s were on the show grounds. Gil Cervantes’ 1974 2002 Turbo won the Best of BMW award. Audi owners also made a strong showing this year. David ten Broek’s 1994 RS2 Avant sport wagon won Best of Audi. In a fetching blue metallic and sporting subtle modifications, it was hard to miss. With all of the quality events taking place in Monterey just on this same Friday, the casual Legends of the Autobahn continues to grow in interest and attendance. The planning for next year’s 10th anniversary event is already underway. If you’re into great German cars — or just a great time at the bargain of Monterey Car Week — be here in 2019. ♦


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MONTEREY RECAP PORSCHE WERKS REUNION Outlaws at the Corral de Tierra Modified Porsches were featured this year, and Outlaw icons Rod Emory and Magnus Walker showed up for the celebration Story and photos by Travis Shetler Porsches as far as the eye can see H undreds of Porsches arrived at the Corral de Tierra Country Club — located a bit south of Laguna Seca — on August 24, 2018, for the more-popularevery-year Porsche Werks Reunion. This spot is perfectly suited to host Porsche’s big Monterey Car Week bash. Beginning early in the morning on the Friday of Monterey Car Week, cars were on display all day. Drivers were pleasantly guided up and down through the hills of the golf course to the event itself and parking. Upon cresting the last hill, you saw hundreds of Porsche cars filling the horizon in every direction. The quality and variety of vehicles on display at the Fifth Werks Reunion were out- standing. Examples of almost every production model were parked on the golf course. From very early split-window 356 models up through the Panamera Sport Turismo, just about every Porsche model was accounted for. High-mileage daily drivers parked next to fully restored cars. The vast majority of Porsches on the grass were air-cooled models. Casual judging an option One could choose to have their Porsche judged. This is not concours-style point- based judging. Instead, the judges would go to a car, casually inspect it and talk to the owner. While it is certain that most of the owners wanted to win, there was never anything but an air of general camaraderie permeating the event. A particularly attractive, all-original 1967 Porsche Details 912 was on display. The original owner was displaying the car, which was still wearing the bright blue paint it left the factory with 51 years ago. Always garaged and completely unmolested, the Porsche was striking. Werks Reunion events require no membership for participation, as any and all Porsche vehicles were welcome. This year, about 650 cars registered, and there were at least another 600 Porsches in the parking areas as well. Spectator admission is free, so plenty of gearheads showed up to talk Porsche. Legendary Porsche driver 80 Plan ahead: The next Monterey Porsche Werks Reunion is scheduled for August 16, 2019. Where: The Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, CA Cost: This event is free for spectators. Number of entries: More than 650 in 2018 Web: www.werksreunion.com George Green’s Outlaw 1956 Porsche 356A coupe Sports Car Market Hurley Haywood was interviewed during the event. Outlaws on the loose Outlaw Porsches were featured this year, and icons Rod Emory and Magnus Walker showed up. Emory spoke and displayed creations. Emory gave a talk on the history of the Porsche Outlaw movement. Emory said Porsche actually started the whole deal with its Le Mans-winning 356SL car. Walker drew crowds just by standing in one place. A glistening Outlaw on display was a 1956 356A coupe finished in a brilliant black which appeared to be bottomless. The car’s owner for the past 25 years, George Green, decided to convert it to a late 1960s/early 1970s Outlaw vibe about 10 years ago. The result was a striking vehicle that took the Michelin Award. There is no question that the Sixth Werks Reunion should be on your must-do list for Monterey Car Week 2019. ♦


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MONTEREY RECAP THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING Excess, Style and Class in Perfect Balance While the Pebble Beach Concours remains Monterey Car Week’s signature event, The Quail has a vibe, hipness and “cool factor” that is all its own Story and photos by Philip Richter Car and taste treats In the afternoon, thousands of guests enjoyed a leisurely lunch and glass of rosé under the soothing shade provided by white cloth canopies. Some of the highlights this year included the Jaguar display that featured the new-old D-type. Singer had an opulent, stage-like set that highlighted an over-the-top Porsche 964 with an engine perched atop a stand. The Pagani booth prominently displayed the iconic Jaguar’s new D-type re-creation and all-electric E-type Concept Zero T he $650 admission fee to the Quail seems like a steep price of entry — until you get there and experience it. The fee includes a poster, magazine, parking and a gourmet lunch. For an “incremental” extra cost you can buy The Quail Helicopter Ticket that gives you a bird’s-eye view of the Monterey Peninsula. Tickets are purchased through a random lottery system, and sales are limited. Entry to the Quail affords you an intimate viewing of more than 200 of the finest automobiles on the Peninsula — and the opportunity to hobnob with the who’s who of the global 0.00001%. The show is in its 16th year and is formally known as The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. The Quail is the brainchild of Sir Michael Kadoorie, the man behind Peninsula Hotels and a car collector himself. A hip, cool vibe Of all of the star-studded Monterey Car Week pre-Sunday activities — the chic Jet Center party, the high-dollar auctions, the exclusive rallies, and the myriad niche marque shows — The Quail is king. While the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance remains Monterey Car Week’s signature event, The Quail has a vibe, hipness and “cool factor” that is all its own. As you enter the Quail grounds, a mood of celebration, luxury and glamour envel- ops you. Live music soothes the senses. Fantasy takes over and makes you wonder if Hermès decided to get into the car-show business. At every turn, there is a beautiful car or a beautiful person. Fingerpost signs point in various directions, guiding you to Bentley, BMW, Pagani — or champagne and caviar. A row of catered delicacies continues as far as the eye can see. A glass of fine wine is always just a reach away. There is no waiting in line for anything because of the robust redundancy built into the catering and the facility. 82 Object of beauty: Gunther Werks Sport Touring Porsche 993 body shell made from 100% carbon fiber Sports Car Market Huayra and was overrun with rabid Millennial supercar enthusiasts. Also on exhibition was the Gunther Werks Sport Touring Porsche 993 body shell made from 100% carbon fiber. It was a piece of beautiful artwork that could easily be on display at the Louvre. The sculpted 911 lines appear accentuated and seem more dramatic in graphite fiber. The 911 shell was perhaps the most beautiful object at The Quail, and it was photographed more times than Phil Hill’s Le Mans-winning Ferrari 250 TR. Finally, there was an extraordinary historical retrospective of several Martini & Rossi team race cars from various eras that were sitting in the open for all to enjoy. The many different motoring sights at The Quail are extraordinary and something special to behold. The Quail is the de-facto leader of progressive next- generation car shows. It strikes the perfect balance between excess, style and class. This event should be on the bucket list of every enthusiast — the entire day is an unforgettable experience. ♦


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SCMers at The Quail Gary Ackerman—Henderson, NV 1965 Porsche 911 Michael & Shelia Alessandro—Wilson, WY 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Roberto Assael—El Paso, TX 1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Twin-Supercharged Don Behrens—Manhattan Beach, CA 1965 Lamborghini 350GT Fred & Ramona Bohlander—Carmel, CA 1951 Jaguar XK 120 FHC Nigel Dawes Ajai Cadambi, MD—Fort Worth, TX 2018 Ford GT Paul & Tere Carrubba—Aptos, CA 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon Roy Cats—Everett, WA 1969 Lamborghini Islero S Scott & Jamie Cielewich—Orlando, FL 1962 Porsche Carrera 2 GS Paul & Sherrill Colony—Pasadena, CA 1962 Porsche 356 Twin Grille Super 90 Roadster Joe Dalton—Katonah, NY 1992 Ferrari 348 Challenge Marc Davidian—Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 1959 Porsche 356A Sunroof Coupe Joseph DeMeo—Santa Monica, CA 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Paul Eisenberg—Armonk, NY 1991 Ferrari Testarossa Jose Fernandez—Guaynabo, PR 1966 Ferrari 330 Speciale Armando Flores—San Diego, CA 1964 Porsche 356 Outlaw Richard Gale—Kentfield, CA 1973 Porsche RS Carrera Dennis & Pamela Glavis—Santa Monica, CA 1935 Morgan F2 Richard Griot—Tacoma, WA 1968 Lamborghini Islero McKeel & Soon Hagerty—Traverse City, MI 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II Andrew Hurwich—Paradise Valley, AZ 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie—Hong Kong, CHN 1977 Citroën Mehari 1949 Ferrari 166M Barchetta 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Phil Katzakian—Lodi, CA 1968 Lamborghini Islero Wade Kawasaki—City of Industry, CA 2015 Harley-Davidson 120R Racing Engine Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com Fred Donner—Bedford Corners, NY 2018 Ford GT Tom Krefetz—Oceanside, CA 1961 Jaguar E-type Roadster E. Landa—San Francisco, CA 1964 Porsche 356SC Dennis LeVett—Palo Alto, CA 1947 Fiat Topolino Mike Malamut—Thousand Oaks, CA 1951 Porsche Pre-A Split Window Andrew J. Manganaro—Xenia, OH 1968 Lamborghini Islero Charles E Nearburg—Dallas, TX 1989 RUF CTR Clubsport John Nirenstein—Bel Tiburon, CA 1965 Shelby GT350 Alfred & Bonnie Nuttall—Portland, OR 1958 Jaguar XK 150 Buddy & Arline Pepp—Beverly Hills, CA 1965 Iso Rivolta J. Roberto Quiroz—Spring, TX 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Nick Rizos, MD—Lake Havasu City, AZ 1968 Lamborghini Islero Don Rose—Salem, MA 1987 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Zachary Schulman—Beacon, NY 1960 Lancia Flaminia GT RM Sotheby’s—Blenheim, Ontario, CAN 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake Ron & Diane Spindler—Los Angeles, CA 1972 Lamborghini Espada II Russell Steiner—Santa Barbara, CA 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato David Swanson—Newport Beach, CA 1956 Porsche 356A Dr. Paul Turek—Beverly Hills, CA 1973 Volvo 1800ES Jon Venverloh—Atherton, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Steven Vining—Pacific Palisades, CA 1963 Studebaker Avanti Jon Wactor—Oakland, CA 1961 Porsche 356 cabriolet Alan Watkins—Woodside, CA 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II X-1 Roadster Jim & Stacey Weddle—Claytong, MO 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster Charles Wegner—West Chicago, IL 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 John Willhoit—Long Beach, CA 1962 Porsche 356B T6 roadster 1957 Porsche 356A GT coupe Steve Zillig—Clarence, NY 1973 Lamborghini Espada S3 November 2018 83


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MONTEREY RECAP CONCORSO ITALIANO Strolling with Enzo and Ferruccio For a few hours, the fairways of the Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course take on the flair of Italy Story and photos by Chad Taylor Prancing Horse or Raging Bull not required One striking thing about Concorso Italiano this year — more so than in the past — was the sheer number of non-Italian brands on display. Concorso’s masterminds will admit non- Italian cars — if the car’s designer was from Italy. That means half the cars on the planet are welcome. Okay, I’m exaggerating — but just a little. Barry Connally of Oceanside, CA, was busy putting painter’s tape behind the front wheels of his perfect 1964 Triumph Spitfire. The rare, original-sized tires he puts on the car for shows tend to rub the wheelwells a little upon hard turning. Sure, but isn’t Triumph an English make? Connally informed me that legendary SCMer Jim Bonney polishes his 1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Z. He has only owned it for five months but says his favorite feature is the superb handling. Watch for Publisher Martin’s own Zagato stories in the future... M California. Quirks only add to the payoff The camaraderie between the owners displaying their prized autos is evident as you walk around the golf course. Some know each other, some don’t, but they all have something in common: the trials and tribulations of owning high-strung Italian autos. You will find them reminiscing about how much oil their car loses, how many of the dreaded belt changes they have gone through and all the other hijinks the sleek Italian speed demon has dumped into their lives. To any other crowd, the stories would act as a giant “Do Not Buy” warning, but tales of automotive woe at Concorso bring affectionate smiles and nostalgic nods. After all, when the bills are paid, the payoff is your Details Plan ahead: The next Concorso Italiano is scheduled for August 17, 2019. Where: The Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course, Seaside, CA Cost: $205 per person Website: www.concorso.com 84 Alfa or Lancia running down a curvy backroad with the roar of a twin-cam engine pounding endorphins into your brain. One such owner is SCMer Jim Bonney of Sacramento, CA. He has owned his 1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Z for only five months, but he has already found many reasons to fall in love with it. The first? Excellent handling. His already-light Junior Z is fitted with a larger-than-stock 2.0-liter engine, and it can stroll through the corners like no other. That makes all the hours of work and expense worthwhile. Barry Connally and his 1964 Triumph Spitfire designed by Michelotti. Connally’s father bought the car new, and Barry has done two restorations on it. Sports Car Market onterey Car Week adds events every year, but 33 years on, Concorso Italiano still has the Italian swagger that other shows can only envy. There is a certain feeling in the air during this event. It’s a relaxed, carefree atmosphere — with an ever-present Italian attitude. It seems that some of the swagger that Enzo and Ferruccio were known for rubs off on the owners of the cars that bear their names. So, on August 25, much of Monterey Car Week came to a little chunk of Italy in Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti designed the Triumph Spitfire. He showed me where Triumph gave Michelotti credit with a subtle “M” on the exterior hood latches of the car. Mr. Connally’s father bought this car new in 1964, and Barry has kept it because of the connection with his dad. He has performed two restorations on the car since it was given to him — and he displays it everywhere he can. Whether the car is pure Italian or not, these are the kind of stories you hear all around Concorso. People are ecstatic about their cars and happy to share their history in a relaxed setting. Beautiful automobiles, friendly people, great wine and delicious food: These are the reasons participants and spectators return to Concorso Italiano year after year. It’s a place where, if only for a few hours, you too, might feel the Italian swagger that Ferruccio and Enzo had in spades. ♦


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SCMers at Concorso Italiano Daniel Aynesworth—Genoa, NV 1968 Porsche 911L Targa Stephen Bailey—Altadena, CA 1987 Maserati Biturbo SI Gianluca Baldo—San Francisco, CA 1973 Fiat 130 PS coupe 1957 Vespa Faro Basso William Baum—Scottsdale, AZ 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider Jim Bonney—Sacramento, CA 1970 Alfa Romeo Junior Z Stephen Bruno—Coconut Creek, FL 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Alloy David Buchanan—Menlo Park, CA 2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia 16M Carl Canales—Pittsburgh, PA 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Redgee Capili—Morgan Hill, CA 2006 Spyker C8 Spyder 2006 Spyker C8 Spyder Richard Carpeneti—San Francisco, CA 1977 Maserati Merak SS David Cave—Napa, CA 1995 Ferrari F355 GTS Ron Ciardella—Maricopa, AZ 1967 Iso Rivolta GT Mike Clarke—El Dorado Hills, CA 1966 Bizzarrini P538 Jeff Cobb—Baton Rouge, LA 1971 Lamborghini Espada Series II Christopher J Coyle—Walnut Creek, CA 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche Paul DaCruz—Santa Rosa, CA 2002 Porsche 911 Targa Carrera Joe Dalton—Katonah, NY 1992 Ferrari 348 Challenge Tancredi D’Amore—Corte Madera, CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce William DeGolia—Alameda, CA 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce Kurt Delimon—San Jose, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750 Joseph Demeo—Santa Monica, CA 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Michael Devereaux—El Dorado Hills, CA 2006 Porsche Cayman S Lance Dublin—San Francisco, CA 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider Tom Escover—Novato, CA 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV Robert Forbes—Emerald Hills, CA 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello Thomas Frick—Encinitas, CA 1993 Ferrari 512 TR Thomas Frisardi—Wellesley, MA 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Raphael Gabay—Merish, PA 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante 1988 Lamborghini LM002 Benjamin Gage—Hillsborough, CA 2012 Ferrari California Tom Galli—Chester, NY 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Hutson Hart—Petaluma, CA 1972 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce Harry Hart—Indian Wells, CA 1951 Siata Gran Sport spyder Forrest Hatch—Gold Hill, OR 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Hoffman Hibbett—San Jose, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Ted Hirth—Laguna Nigel, CA 1964 Iso Rivolta GT Rob Karr—Cupertino, CA 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS Myles Kitchen—Aptos, CA 1995 Ferrari F355 GTS Steven Kittrell—Monterey, CA 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Ti Super “Taxi” 1964 Triumph Italia Stewart Koch—Menlo Park, CA 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Gary Kuntz—Danville, CA 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello Eric Lane—Atherton, CA 1998 Ferrari F355 F1 Spider Richard Lanni—Newport Beach, CA 2018 Maserati Ghibli Edward Lauber—Redwood City, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Greg Lazzerini—Chualar, CA 1992 Lamborghini Diablo Roland LeVeque—Moorpark, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Stephan Lucanic—Santa Rosa, CA 1993 Cadillac Allante Frank Lucca—Yorba Linda, CA 2010 Volvo V70R Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com Leonard Maggiore—San Jose, CA 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Robert Maitland—Victoria, BC, CDN 1968 Lamborghini Miura Marco Marini—San Mateo, CA 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ 1993 Lancia Integrale Evo 2 1992 Maserati Shamal Keith Martin—Portland, OR 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Dan McCallum—Vancouver, BC, CAN 1991 Maserati Shamal Brad Miller—Portland, OR 1972 Alfa Romeo Berlina Jack Molinier—Tarzana, CA 1959 Alfa GSM Sports Max Monahan—Hailey, ID 1963 Alfa Romeo Guiletta sedan David Munsey—Portland, OR 1973 Leyland Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 Mark Nerheim—Seattle, WA 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Robert Ochi—Granite Bay, CA 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Michael Palmieri—San Jose, CA 1979 Lamborghini Urraco Michael Ponte—San Ramon, CA 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Michael Pordes—Fairfield, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV Thomas Quigg—Sausalito, CA 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast List continued on p. 86 Best Stock Giulia Super: Dane Ogle’s 1966 model SCM Awards at Concorso Italiano Each year, SCM sponsors a class featuring a specific model of Alfa Romeo. This year it was 4-door sedans (berlinas). Collector and designer Frank Campanale returned as lead judge. He was assisted by Brad Miller, Lilly Pray and Philip Richter. Current plans call for next year’s SCM-sponsored classes to be the cars of Zagato (it is their 100th anniversary) and Giulietta and Giulia Spiders. Watch SCM for details. The 2018 winners are: November 2018 SCM Choice, Most Miles Driven to Concours: Brad Miller’s 1972 Berlina • Best of Show: West and Maggie Clark, 1972 Berlina • Best Stock Giulia Super: Dane Ogle, 1966 Super, original owner, 166,000 miles • Best 1750 Berlina: Andrew Watry, 1969 Canadian market Berlina • Best 164: Helia Cornego, 1992 164S • Best New Giulia (Tipo 952): Fred and Cindy Russell • Best Milano: 1988 75, Nizam Zambri • SCM Choice, Most Miles Driven to Concours: 1,040 miles. Brad Miller, 1972 Berlina 85 Dave Tomaro


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MONTEREY RECAP CONCORSO ITALIANO SCMers at Concorso Italiano—continued from p. 85 Troy Raynor—Morro Bay, CA 2005 Ferrari 575 F Superamerica Paul Roesler—Ross, CA 1969 Iso Grifo 7-Liter Eric Rothenhaus—Oakland, CA 2006 Lotus Exige Michael Ryan—North Barrington, IL 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Philip Sarris—San Francisco, CA 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Zachary Schulman—Beacon, NY 1960 Lancia Flaminia GT Touring Edward Sham—Lafayette, CA 2006 Ford GT David Shaw—Charleston, SC 1973 Maserati Bora Diane Spindler—Los Angeles, CA 1972 Lamborghini Espada Gary Spratling—Tiburon, CA 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Group 4 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Pre-L Arthur Stern—Benicia, CA 1964 Citroën Chapron-bodied convertible Anthony Theophilos—Piedmont, CA 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello James Treadwell—Carmichael, CA 1991 Alfa Romeo 164 S Pete Vasquez—Salinas, CA 1973 Alfa Romeo Berlina sedan Joe Ventura—San Diego, CA 1965 Alfa Romeo GTC 2016 Maserati Quattroporte Jonathan Venverloh—Atherton, CA 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Bruce Wagner—Salinas, CA 1980 Maserati Merak SS Bruce Wanta—Salinas, CA 1988 Bertone X1/9 Rene Wiegand—Burlingame, CA 1964 Ferrari 250 GTE Jeff Wilson—Spring, TX 1993 Cadillac Allante Darrin Woo—Hong Kong, CHN 1957 Fiat-Abarth 750GT Zagato Douglas Zaitz—Deer Park, WA 1988 Alfa Romeo Milano QV 3.0 Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com 86 Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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MONTEREY RECAP PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE The Third Time is Charming An Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B wins Pebble’s Best of Show for the third time in 68 years by Carl Bomstead Copyright Kimball Studios / Courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2018 Best of Show: 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, owned by David and Ginny Sydorick of Beverly Hills, CA T he 68th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance took place on August 26 — a week later than normal — due to the U.S. Amateur Championship taking precedence. All went off without a hitch except perhaps for a few hotel reservations that were difficult to alter. The Pebble Beach concours continues to maintain its position as the most presti- gious automotive event in the world. This is due — in part — to its unequaled venue and ability to host an international gathering of the world’s finest automobiles. This year there were 207 entrants from 17 countries. Eleven cars were presented from India, a journey that requires several months’ travel for the automobiles. Regardless of your automotive background, you are sure to see a vehicle that you have never encountered before. In years past, the last thing you would expect on the field were 1950s American cars, but a class for Eisenhower Dream Convertibles resulted in nine on the grass. They ranged from 1953 Buick Skylark to a delightful 1959 Chrysler 300E. The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, with its massive tailfins and finished in Persian Sand, presented by Lawrence Camuso, was awarded Best in Class. Another unexpected class presented 11 1948 Tucker 48s, along with the second test chassis. Only 51 of the innovative cars were produced and the story of Preston Tucker’s problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission are well noted. With legal and financial issues, the future of the Tucker was not to be, but to see them presented with the ocean background was spectacular. The Tucker of Francis Coppola was the class winner, which was fitting, as his 1988 film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” gave the marque wide notice. Nine cars were in the Rollston Coachwork class, and they represented the finest the New York firm created. Known for town cars, they also created the luxurious “Twenty Grand” Duesenberg and Clark Gable’s 1935 Duesenberg JN convertible coupe that was later restyled by Bohman & Schwartz. The Maharajas of India had an inter- est in automobiles since the early 1900s, and with British rule, the Rolls-Royce was a frequent choice of the privileged. The green-and-cream 1935 Rolls- 88 Details Plan ahead: The 69th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for August 18, 2019. Pebble Beach Concours events will start earlier in the week and run through August 18. Tour: The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance is scheduled for August 15, 2019. Number of entries: About 200 cars and motorcycles Seminars: The concours offers seminars during the week. Visit the website for more information. Cost: $325 in advance, $375 on the day of the show Web: www.pebblebeachconcours.net Royce Phantom II by Gurney Nutting, which was the concours poster car, was once owned by H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur and was ordered with the bold livery. Seven cars were entered in the Motor Cars of the Raj class and six made the lengthy journey from India. The Hong QI CA72 was a limousine produced in China between 1963 and 1980. Sources differ on how many were made, but fewer than 1,000 were produced with the rear taillights designed to look like Chinese lanterns. They were sold to high-ranking government officials and few exist today. Rarely seen, two were presented in the Post-War Grand Touring class, and they attracted a crowd throughout the day. The 1956 Cadillac Presidential Parade car also at- tracted attention, as it was used in the White House motor pool and nicknamed “Queen Mary II.” It had a concealed area for weapons and special phones. It was the chase vehicle and traveling behind John F. Kennedy in Dallas when he was assassinated. The Best of Show is selected from the Best in Class winners and is based on votes from the Chief Class and Honorary judges. The swoopy 1937 Hartman Cadillac had been heavily promoted and many thought it to be a favorite, but it failed to make the final three. This year’s finalists were: • The 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport by Figoni • The 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine • The 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta The Alfa Romeo, owned by David and Ginny Sydorick, was selected. It was the third time an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 has been awarded Best in Show, and was a dramatic departure for David, who is known for his Zagato collection. It was a stunning automobile and certainly earned well-deserved recognition. Next year the concours returns to its traditional third-Sunday-in-August date and will celebrate the centennials of Bentley and Zagato. We look forward to seeing how they exceed this year’s spectacular event. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Award-Winning SCMers at Pebble Beach Stephen & Susan Babinsky—Lebanon, NJ 1913 Stevens-Duryea C-Six 5-passenger touring Class L1: Pre-War Preservation, third Bob, Sandy & Gary Bahre—Paris, MA 1934 Duesenberg SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria Class E: Rollston Coachwork, first Joe & Janice Conzonire—San Marino, CA 1910 Thomas Flyer M 6-40 5 Passenger Touring Class A: Antique, first Chris & Ann Cox—Chapel Hill, NC 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder Class M2: Ferrari Competition, second Enzo Ferrari Trophy Jack & Kingsley Croul—Corona del Mar, CA 1955 OSCA MT4 1500 Morelli spider Class N2: OSCA 1955–60, first Ray Evernham Enterprises—Mooresville, NC 1965 Dean Van Lines Brawner Special Hawk 1 Class V: 1960s Indianapolis 500 Revolution, first Evelyn & Jim Fasnacht—Houston, TX 1930 Ruxton C Edward G. Budd Mfg. Co. sedan Class C2: American Classic Closed, second Jonathan Feiber & Heather Buhr—Atherton, CA 1955 Maserati A6GCS Frua Spyder Class O3: Post-War Sports, second Briggs Cunningham Trophy Lou & Kathy Ficco—Wheat Ridge, CO 1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged speedster Class C1: American Classic Open, second Jeffrey & Frances Fisher—Palm Beach, FL 1966 Citroën DS 21 Chapron Le Léman coupe Class Q: Postwar Custom Citroën, first 1967 Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet d’Usine Class Q: Postwar Custom Citroën, third 1959 Citroën DS 19 Berline d’Usine Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) Award Linda & Paul Gould—Pawling, NY 1935 Delage D8-85 Henri Chapron/Clabot cabriolet Class J2: European Classic Mid, third The French Cup Jim & Tonya Hull—Malibu, CA 1938 Bugatti Type 57C LeTourneur et Marchand 3-position cabriolet Class J3: European Classic Late, third Gary & Sheryl Hunter—Arcadia, CA 1910 Pope-Hartford Model T 5-passenger touring Class A: Antique, second Ansel Adams Award The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie—Hong Kong, CHN 1939 Lagonda V12 Le Mans Rapide drophead coupe Class J3: European Classic Late, second Elegance in Motion Trophy The Keller Collection at The Pyramids—Petaluma, CA 1929 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS Barker tourer race car Class L1: Pre-War Preservation, first Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award Howard & Rosalind Kroplick—East Hills, NY 1948 Tucker 48 sedan Class T: Tucker, second Lehrman Collection—Palm Beach, FL 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy town limousine Class G: Duesenberg, first Best of Show nominee Louwman Museum—The Hague, NLD 1910 Regal Model N Underslung Fisher roadster Class L1: Pre-War Preservation, second Sam & Emily Mann—Englewood, NJ 1935 Duesenberg JN Bohman & Schwartz convertible coupe Class G: Duesenberg, second Tom & Joann Martindale—Santa Cruz, CA 1921 Paige Model 6-66 Daytona Speedster Class B: Vintage Era Sporting, second John & Heather Mozart—Palo Alto, CA 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster York roadster Class H: Rolls-Royce Prewar, third Jules Heumann Most Elegant Open Car Merle & Peter Mullin/Mullin Automotive Museum—Oxnard, CA 1965 Citroën DS 19 Chapron Majesty Chapron saloon Class Q: Post-War Custom Citroën, second Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection—Louisville, KY 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann cabriolet Class C1: American Classic Open, first Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible Brian & Randy Pollock—Mercer Island, WA 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Scaglietti coupe Class L2: Post-War Preservation, first Brian Ross—Cortland, OH 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina coupe Class M2: Ferrari Competition, third Jaap Braam Ruben—Maastricht, NLD 1923 Steyr Type VI Targa Florio Rennwagen Class B: Vintage Era Sporting, third Elad & Ronit Shraga—Savyon, ISR 1949 OSCA MT4 Siluro Class N1: OSCA Pre-1955, first Larry & Jane Solomon—Palo Alto, CA 1957 BMW 507 Series II convertible Class O1: Post-War Touring, second David & Ginny Sydorick—Beverly Hills, CA 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring berlinetta Best of Show Class J4: Italian Classic, first Charles A. Chayne Trophy J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car Alan Tribe—Mosman Park, AUS 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide James Young drophead coupe Class J3: European Classic Late, first Roger P. Willbanks—Denver, CO 1929 Duesenberg J Derham Sport Phaeton Class G: Duesenberg, third Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com Harry Yeaggy—Cincinnati, OH 1956 Cadillac Hess & Eisenhardt Presidential parade car Class O2: Post-War Grand Touring, third Tuckers were one of the featured marques at this year’s concours November 2018 89 Chad Taylor


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MONTEREY RECAP THE NUMBERS Monterey’s Top 100 This year, 867 of 1,389 cars/motorcycles changed hands on the Monterey Peninsula for $374,417,435, with an average price per vehicle of $431,854 Rank Sold Price 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (Tie) 11 12 13 14 15 (Tie) 17 18 19 20 21 22 (Tie) 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 (Tie) 34 35 36 (Tie) 38 39 (Tie) (Tie) 42 43 44 45 (Tie) 47 48 49 (Tie) 51 90 Model $48,405,000 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO coupe $22,000,000 1935 Duesenberg SSJ roadster $21,455,000 1963 Aston Martin DP215 GT prototype coupe $9,795,000 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II coupe $6,600,000 1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Scaglietti coupe $5,170,000 1955 Maserati A6GCS/53 Frua Spider $5,005,000 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II barchetta $4,900,000 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder $4,515,000 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato coupe $4,515,000 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG coupe $4,510,000 2007 Porsche RS Spyder Type 9R6 racer $4,455,000 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder $3,850,000 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top roadster $3,745,000 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria $3,740,000 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix roadster $3,740,000 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder $3,525,000 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione coupe $3,410,000 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale coupe $3,305,000 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe $3,277,500 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports roadster $3,190,000 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe $3,080,000 1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT prototype coupe $3,080,000 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe $2,860,000 2003 Ferrari Enzo coupe $2,805,000 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante coupe $2,530,000 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $2,200,000 1989 Porsche 962 racer $2,177,500 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV coupe $1,930,000 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,875,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,870,000 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S America Spider $1,820,000 2014 McLaren P1 coupe $1,820,000 1948 Tucker 48 sedan $1,792,500 1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series II cabriolet $1,760,000 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder $1,710,000 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe $1,710,000 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe $1,682,500 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series II cabriolet $1,655,000 1928 Bentley 6½ Litre Barker & Co. tourer $1,655,000 1953 Siata 208S Motto Spider $1,655,000 1956 Bentley S1 Continental drophead coupe $1,650,000 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder $1,540,000 2017 Ford GT coupe $1,485,000 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe $1,435,000 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Vanden Plas tourer $1,435,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,430,000 1966 Porsche 911 Bertone Spyder $1,407,500 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder $1,380,000 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,380,000 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7 coupe $1,325,000 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series II cabriolet Auction & Lot RMS, #247 G&C, #35 RMS, #141 RMS, #124 G&C, #53 G&C, #135 G&C, #22 RMS, #230 RMS, #234 RMS, #241 G&C, #44 G&C, #51 Mec, #S93 RMS, #131 G&C, #48 G&C, #128 Bon, #99 G&C, #150 RMS, #137 Bon, #74 Mec, #S111 G&C, #124 G&C, #31 Mec, #S48.1 G&C, #132 G&C, #140 Mec, #S126 RMS, #134 RMS, #242 Bon, #104 G&C, #126 RMS, #145 RMS, #148 RMS, #132 G&C, #164 RMS, #157 RMS, #226 Bon, #62 Bon, #20 Bon, #44 RMS, #231 G&C, #14 R&S, #5192 G&C, #57 Bon, #66 RMS, #237 G&C, #161 Bon, #35 RMS, #144 RMS, #258 RMS, #220 Rank Sold Price 52 (Tie) 54 55 56 (Tie) 58 (Tie) (Tie) 61 62 (Tie) 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 (Tie) 76 77 (Tie) 79 (Tie) 81 82 (Tie) 84 85 86 87 (Tie) 89 90 91 92 (Tie) 94 (Tie) 96 97 98 99 100 (Tie) Model $1,320,000 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe $1,320,000 1931 Duesenberg Model J SWB Sport sedan convertible $1,297,500 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,215,000 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K tourer $1,155,000 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy sedan convertible $1,155,000 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S coupe $1,127,500 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing $1,127,500 1930 Packard Eight 734 Speedster phaeton $1,127,500 2012 Dallara DW12 Indy racer $1,105,000 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 Club Sport coupe $1,072,500 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta convertible $1,072,500 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,050,000 1991 Ferrari F40 coupe $1,045,000 2017 Ferrari F12 TdF coupe $1,022,500 1989 Porsche 911 RUF CTR Yellow Bird coupe $1,017,500 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster $1,012,000 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster $1,001,000 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Strassenversion coupe $995,000 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster $990,000 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 roadster $979,000 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio coupe $962,000 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Coupe de Ville $940,000 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena coupe $940,000 2004 Porsche Carrera GT convertible $913,000 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica 6-speed convertible $912,500 1958 Bentley S1 Continental coupe $912,500 1998 Porsche 911 RUF Turbo R Limited coupe $885,000 1962 Maserati 5000 GT Allemano coupe $885,000 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Laureus racer $841,000 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato coupe $825,000 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS PF cabriolet $825,000 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $797,500 1948 Maserati A61500 PF coupe $785,000 2016 Ferrari F12tdf coupe $775,500 1936 Duesenberg Model JN LWB Tourster $775,000 1956 Fina Sport Vignale convertible $775,000 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $750,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet A $747,500 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5-liter roadster $731,000 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe $726,000 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe $726,000 2004 Porsche Carrera GT convertible $720,000 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 flat-floor coupe $720,000 1965 Shelby GT350 R fastback $715,000 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe $693,000 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model tourer $682,000 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV coupe $671,000 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 coupe $660,000 1994 Porsche 911 RUF BTR2 coupe $660,000 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I tourer Auction & Lot G&C, #177 WWA, #53 RMS, #130 Bon, #53 Mec, #S116.1 Mec, #F114 G&C, #61 G&C, #147 Mec, #S90 Bon, #110 G&C, #137 Mec, #F116 G&C, #112 Mec, #S125 RMS, #223 Mec, #S89 G&C, #20 G&C, #158 RMS, #121 WWA, #20 G&C, #116 Bon, #40 RMS, #228 RMS, #118 G&C, #133 RMS, #128 RMS, #225 RMS, #227 RMS, #219 RMS, #158 G&C, #149 Mec, #F111 G&C, #162 Bon, #98 WWA, #57 Bon, #39 RMS, #133 G&C, #130 RMS, #250 RMS, #138 G&C, #33 G&C, #60 RMS, #236 RMS, #162 G&C, #19 G&C, #159 G&C, #173 G&C, #10 G&C, #138 G&C, #139 Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market 92 Sports Car Market


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FERRARI: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, p. 94 ENGLISH: 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Prototype, p. 96 ETCETERINI: 1953 Siata 208S Spider, p. 98 GERMAN: 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Roadster, p. 102 AMERICAN: 1935 Duesenberg SSJ, p. 104 RACE: 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II Coupe, p. 106 NEXT GEN: 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S, p. 108 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S; courtesy of Russo and Steele November 2018 93


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Ferrari Profile 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO While only seven GTOs feature the Series II bodies, rarity does not make them more valuable by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1962–64 Number produced: 39 Original list price: $18,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $43.2 million Tune-up cost: $3,500 Distributor caps: $500 each Chassis # location: Left frame member by steering box Engine # location: Right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1962 Jaguar E-type Lightweight, 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 short chassis, 1963 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 3413 A 1964 Targa Florio class winner, chassis 3413 was just the third production Ferrari 250 GTO built. A fierce competitor, it racked up 15 overall and class victories between 1962 and 1965 including two Targa Florio class wins. After retirement from serious competition, chassis 3413 passed through the hands of several enthusiast owners who continued to exercise the car in numerous vintage events. Examples of the 250 GTO are very rarely offered for sale. Chassis 3413 is now available for the first time in over 18 years. The car and all its numbers-matching components (engine block, gearbox and rear axle) are included with the car’s sale. The original engine block has been removed for preservation, and the car is currently fitted with a 250 GT engine block built to GTO specification. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 246, sold for $48,405,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction on August 25, 2018. Few series of cars are as diverse as the Ferrari 250 GTO. Ferrari recognizes 39 cars in the series. Three of the 39 were built with 4-liter engines. Three were scratch built with Series II bodywork. One was built with 330 LMB-style bodywork. Four of the Series I cars were rebodied by the original coachbuilder to Series II style. One was rebodied by Drogo in a totally unique configuration. New builds received improvements learned while 94 racing earlier editions. Even among the similar cars, there is diversity. The Ferrari GTO’s success came from incremental improvements rather than radical engineering. The 250 SWB was a bit aged but still winning races when the GTO was developed. The SWB’s chassis was deemed sufficient for the GTO project, and with a few updates, it met the task. The 250 Testa Rossa engine had been designed to perfection. It was borrowed for the GTO, and with minor updates, also was up to the task. The Ferrari factory team did not race GTOs. Well- heeled weekend racers and professional teams took these cars out on the track. This is hard to understand in today’s world of 500-horsepower sedans, but Enzo Ferrari was seriously concerned that the GTO was too powerful for his clients. In the era, few drivers had experienced the kind of performance a 300-horsepower GTO could deliver. Selling a car that might kill its driver was a huge responsibility, and Enzo Ferrari didn’t take the task lightly. You could not just order a GTO from your Ferrari dealer. The cars were only sold to known racers — and only if they were going to race the car. There were more prospects than cars. From the beginning, GTOs were highly sought after. The story behind the Series II GTO Ferrari had developed the 250 LM in the early 1960s to beat back the competition, but the FIA was not buying the LM as a production car and held up its approval. Using the profile of the LM as a template, Ferrari 6,645-square-foot oceanfront estate on Hawea Point in Kapalua, Maui. $49 million 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato MP209 “2 VEV” Lot 335, s/n DB4GT0183R Condition 2 Sold at $13,264,955 Bonhams Goodwood, Chichester, U.K., 7/13/18 SCM# 6874888 1962 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta Lot 3, s/n 3851GT Condition 3- Sold at $38,115,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244888 Sports Car Market ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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decided to update the GTO’s bodywork for the 1964 season. The GTO 64, or Series II GTO, featured little in the way of mechanical improvements, but the new bodywork was thought to be an aerodynamic breakthrough. As it turned out, the Series II cars were no faster than the first Series I cars. Some reports said they were slower. Tweaks were made to the roof and rear spoiler in hopes of improvement, but the Series II cars were not the breakthrough the factory envisioned. Why did one GTO sell for so much more? Four years ago, Bonhams sold a Ferrari 250 GTO for $38 million at their Quail Lodge Auction. The sale set the record for the most-expensive automobile to sell at auction. Bonhams’ accomplishment was big news. This RM Sotheby’s sale of our subject GTO upped the record for the most expensive automobile sold at auction by an astonishing $10 million, but the sale was anticlimactic to many. Earlier this year, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO chassis 4153 sold in the $70 million range (September 2018, “Collecting Thoughts,” p. 72). This sale amount dwarfs the RM Sotheby’s $48 million sale by so much that the RM Sotheby’s car legitimately needs an asterisk to explain it is far from the highest sale of an automobile. That is an unfortunate tag to put on the exceptional sale of an ex- ceptional car. Still, every Ferrari 250 GTO is special — and very, very valuable. RM Sotheby’s 250 GTO chassis 3413 had a highly successful career, including a first in class in the 1963 and 1964 Targa Florios. Chassis 4153 also had a great career with an outright win of the Tour de France and a 4th at Le Mans. Neither car was in a serious accident and both have their original engines. The separating factor is their bodywork. A Series II body is less valuable Chassis 4153 wears its original Series I body, while chassis 3413 was one of the four Series I GTOs rebodied in the style of a Series II GTO. The work was done with the approval of Ferrari in the same shop that built chassis 3413’s original body. This is also the shop Ferrari commissioned to build their Series II cars. While only seven GTOs feature the Series II bodies, rarity does not make them more valuable. Many people feel the notchback roofline is not as attractive as the original fastback design. The Series II lines are not as classic. The fact that the Series II body wasn’t an improvement on the track doesn’t help its desirability. Hitting the price target The final sale price on chassis 3413 was right where it should have been. The last GTO to sell at auction went in the $38 million range. It was a Series I car — but with a less-desirable history. Factoring in some appreciation, the 2014 Bonhams car should be worth in the $40 million range today. A U.K. dealer was offering a Series I GTO earlier this year in the $58 million range. The car is no longer displayed on his website, but there’ve been no rumors of it selling. So $48 million for chassis 3413 looks like a fair number. The offering of chassis 3413 was a bit unexpected. The seller is a software executive who used the heck out of the car. He has a nice collection of important Ferraris, and it’s a bit surprising that he’d part with the centerpiece. The reported buyer has been picking up star cars for years. Among the GTO’s new garage mates will be a Corvette Grand Sport, the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and a special Duesenberg race car. Money aside, it was a sad day for the seller and a glorious one for the buyer. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Seat Time Over the years, I have owned and driven a good many Ferrari GTOs. There is nothing that approaches the GTO for an incredible driving experience. The very first one I bought was in 1968. It was known then as a 250 LMB (chassis 4713). Just five years prior, the car had come 3rd in the 1963 Le Mans GT class and 6th overall. The car was pretty tatty. When you get into an unrestored GTO and close the door, it sounds like the door may well have fallen off! Then sort through the myriad switches and dials, push the key home — and the cabin fills with the explosive sound of the racing V12 coming to life! After the engine finishes its spitting, crackling “gathering up its skirts” warm-up, you move the massive gearshift lever into first and move off. When the engine warms and you cross into the power range is the precise point where the GTO explodes forward — and an indescribable experience is underway! The clutch and gearbox are flawless, and in the upper rpm range the car simply flies. The cabin noise is huge — but in a really good way. I couldn’t stop driving that car. I was buying the car from Ed Jurist in Nyack, NY, and I found myself at a point on the Palisades Parkway almost to the George Washington bridge. At that point I remembered the Ferrari wasn’t mine just yet, and maybe I’d overdone my unaccompanied “test drive.” The brakes were decent. The suspension was rudimentary at best. I bought the car, and that GTO tipped me into a life of “used-up” old Ferrari competition cars. — Kirk F. White November 2018 95


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English Profile 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Prototype Was this a shockingly high sale, or was it great value for the money? The debate rages on by Stephen Serio Details Years produced: 1962–64 Number built: Three Original list price: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: $21,455,000 (this car) Chassis # location: Left side on front cross member near suspension point Engine # location: Forward end of the block, left side under head Club: Aston Martin Owners Club Web: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1961–62 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, 1962–61 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1963 Ferrari LM Berlinetta SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato MP209 coupe “2 VEV” • The most significant one-off Works Aston Martin • A unique Works Design Project, developed to compete at Le Mans • Driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans, 1963 • Clocked at 198.6 mph on the Mulsanne Straight • Restored with the consultation of Ted Cutting, the original designer • Fitted with its original engine and correct-type 5-speed gearbox • 1963 Works-built Hiduminium body • An exceptional and important part of Aston Martin racing heritage • The final David Brown competition Aston Martin SCM Analysis This car, Lot 141, sold for $21,455,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction in Monterey, CA, on August 24, 2018. There are surprises — and then there are downright shocking moments in the passionate world of collecting cars. The sale of this car was a shocking moment. “Polarizing” and “contentious” were words com- monly heard ever since this car was announced for RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction. The seller was savvy, as the car was offered with a guarantee. So everyone meant business and the auction company was bullish — and rightfully so, from this rearview mirror. 96 Looking back at all of the results from the Monterey weekend, I don’t think I’m the only one who muttered, “The Project Aston sold for what again? $21 millionplus? Come on, now.” Two sides of an amazing sale I was lucky enough to capture a conversation on my iPhone between two car guys who were feverishly debating this result. I’ve changed their names to Eustis and Phlegman to protect the innocent. These two dilettantes have great points, so let’s read the transcript and try and decide who was more right: Eustis: Not one of my colleagues understood the esti- mate of this car. $18m–$22m seemed like at best a wild guess, wouldn’t you agree? RM nailed it in the end, but who saw that coming? Phlegman: No, I think RM Sotheby’s did their home- work and valued this car as an objet d’art that could have limitless upside. It’s not always about factory certification and matching numbers at this supersonic level. How do you put any dollar amount on a one-of-a-kind, iconic, gorgeous rolling sculpture that cannot be duplicated? After all, the Aston Martin Zagato 2 VEV just sold for $14m and a DBR1 recently sold for $22.5m. What’s to understand? The world has spoken, end of story. Eustis: Really? 2 VEV has a bona fide long race history, and the DBR1 is arguably the most important Aston Martin of all time and it will go down as a great contemporary alternative to a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. Isn’t it fair to say that the DP215 was a massive racing 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 roadster Lot 148, s/n DBR11 Condition 2+ Sold at $22,550,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 6846351 Lot 335, s/n DB4GT0183R Condition 2 Sold at $13,264,955 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 7/13/18 SCM# 6874888 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato coupe Lot 215, s/n DB4GT0186R Condition 2 Sold at $14,300,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 12/10/15 SCM# 270233 Sports Car Market Tim Scott ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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failure that was also, unfortunately, involved in a big — no, huge — road accident? What was sold here? I understand that sometimes race cars have engine swaps and body damage that needs mending, but this car was rebodied and reworked more than Caitlyn Jenner (the essence of the original is still an Olympian) and lived as more or less a nod to the original car for much of the last 40 years. So talk slowly and explain it to me in a pure history form. What was for sale other than the romantic notion of a great “if only”? David Brown gave up on racing for a reason, no? John Wyer went on to develop the Ferrari-killer Ford GT40, and he wasn’t interested in developing Project Astons any more. Who cared in 1963 other than no one? A unique, once-in-a-lifetime car Phlegman: You’re missing the bigger picture and the opportunity this car is providing the new owner. There is no other car that looks like this, sounds like this and drives like this. Take it for coffee or race it at Goodwood. There are only three Project Astons, and this was the most developed car that was ready to outgun the competition at Le Mans in 1963. Heady bragging rights and owning a significant racing chapter from one of the most celebrated car manufacturers of all time is just the tip of the iceberg. Have you looked at it and put into perspective what Aston was trying to do with aerodynamics? Ted Cutting was the man! He was the David to Ferrari’s Goliath. Oh, and by the way, once it is sold, you might be waiting a lifetime to see it offered up again. Eustis: Stop right there. Aston Martin Racing had peaked in 1959. Aston was Glenn Miller and the world was listening to the Beatles, capisce? Their competition was well on the way to developing mid- and rear-engine cars that were going to revolutionize racing. Have you not heard of the Ferrari P cars or Lotus rear-engined Indy cars? As you stated, John Wyer bolted and went on to help lead the way with the GT40. Championing Aston Martin and their racing prowess in 1963 is like telling me how the Soviet Union was going to beat the USA in their space race to the moon. Yeah, both countries had programs, and which one do you remember? Who walked on the moon? Phlegman: Different tack here. Give me some latitude and open that mind up a little. You have a garage with a Ferrari GTO, a Jaguar D-type, a Porsche 917, a GT40 and maybe something like a great racing Bugatti. You need an Aston race car to fill a space; would this do the trick to really round out your collection? Again, it can’t be duplicated and it would look great in there. Well sold and well bought Eustis: So if I had lottery-ticket money and a never-ending supply of cash, would I spend $21m-plus on this Project car? Ummmmm... well, RM Sotheby’s did an intoxicating display with a very convincing writeup, and the last owner did, after all, replace the mismatched engine with the long-lost original, and he even built up a proper gearbox. I guess I could overlook the rather ragged history and get over squinting when I looked at it. I’ll agree that it’s cool and gorgeous even if it isn’t all original and proper to Le Mans 1963. Phlegman: So you get it? Eustis: I would have really understood this result had this “legend- ary beast” been acquired directly from Le Mans and saved from the various indignities bestowed upon it later in life, but at half of $21.5m, I would have shrugged less and begrudgingly agreed to it as a price mate to 2 VEV. Those two fellows’ opinions aside, I personally believe that this is an extreme example of paying whatever it takes to capture a romantic illusion created by passing time. One is literally buying into the notion that they can own a part of the heyday of motorsports racing, versus acquiring a true historical artifact that has actually, miraculously survived the ravages of time. Folklore versus authentic history. To that I say well sold and extremely well promoted. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) November 2018 97


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1953 Siata 208S Spider This small car gives its owner entrée to just about any vintage-car event on the planet by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1953–55 Number produced: 36 Original list price: $5,700 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,072,500 Tune-up cost: $1,400 Chassis # location: Stamped on firewall and on chassis plate Engine # location: Stamped on cylinder block, distributor side on boss Alternatives: 1953 Aston Martin DB2, 1953 Pegaso Z-102, 1953 Ferrari 166 MM SCM Investment Grade A Comps Chassis number: BS518 Engine number: BS078 U nder the guidance of several marque experts, this beautifully restored example of the rare Motto-bodied spider benefits from a recent restoration to factory specifications. According to the amalgamated data of John De Boer’s Italian Car Registry, and other anecdotal sources, chassis BS518 was sold new in 1957 from the backyard of the Beverly Hills-based oilman Bill Doheny, who famously financed the local Siata importer (and Carrera Panamericana driver) Ernie McAfee. This late delivery does indeed indicate that BS518 might have been used for promotion of McAfee’s brand and racing efforts at the time. During the 1960s, the Siata is believed to have passed to an owner based in the San Fernando Valley. By 1979 it was acquired by Rick McBride, the late jet-setting photographer who, for many years, worked for Ferrari. As demonstrated by a considerable file of documentation, McBride went to great lengths to restore the car over the next 14 years. He commissioned Tony Krivanek’s Vintage Racing Services to refurbish the chassis and bodywork from 1987 to ’88. A year later, the car was submitted to Barry Silverman’s Otto Vu restorations for completion by a marque expert. In 2012, the breathtaking Siata was sold to the con- signor, a world-renowned Belgian collector of Siata and Fiat 8V-related motorcars. A perfectionist, the owner entrusted BS518 to the respected Epifani Restorations in Berkeley, CA, for a complete restoration to factory specifications. Completed in late 2015, the fastidious 98 nut-and-bolt restoration was thoroughly documented. The car received a class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2015 and was shown at the highly discriminating Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como, Italy, in May 2016. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 44, sold for $1,655,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, CA, on August 24, 2018. The Siata 208S Spider is one of the most beautiful sports cars ever built. It possesses a simple elegance and a dramatic pres- ence rarely seen in a vehicle of such diminutive size. It is also among the least-decorated and most “elemental” of Giovanni Michelotti’s early 1950s output. As with all great designs, it appears timeless. It is a shape that still looked modern through the decades that followed and still does today. While the AC Ace, BMW 507 and Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America all are great contenders for the title, the Siata 208S holds its head high in this exalted company. The 8V engine is key The history of our subject car is a very familiar one for so many Fiat 8V-powered cars. For reasons directly related to the use of an engine designed for a lightly stressed luxury sedan in a sports racing car, a number of Fiat 8Vs and Siatas had their engines replaced after 1953 Siata 208S Spider Lot 37, s/n BS509 Condition 1- Not sold at $1,000,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/16/14 SCM# 232163 1954 Siata 208S Spider Lot 227, s/n BS535 Condition 1- Sold at $1,650,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 12/10/15 SCM# 270266 1953 Siata 208S Spider Lot 121, s/n BS514 Condition 1 Sold at $1,567,500 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183155 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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failures. The replacement engines were more-robust units — usually small-block American V8s. But quite curiously, very few of the original engines were discarded — they ended up on garage shelves and under benches. They waited for a future in which they could be made to work as their designers could have made them — if they had had development support from senior management when new. It has always been fascinating to me that so many 8V engines were saved. It is obvious that few of the failures were of a truly catastrophic nature. A lack of parts and not enough familiarity with the engines and their workings probably influenced most of the decisions to remove and shelve the original 8V engines. Today, there are a few well-known experts who can make the 8V engine perform with a level of power and reliability unimagined by its creators. As I wrote in a dual profile on a pair of 208S sales on the Monterey Peninsula in 2011 (November 2011, Etceterini Profile, p. 44), there is a known and accepted hierarchy of value attributes for Siata 8V cars. From bottom to top it goes: • A car without an 8V engine. • A car with any 8V engine, originally fitted to a Fiat or built as a factory spare unit. • A car with one of the 8V engines originally allocated and used in a Siata —but not the one originally installed in the car. • The near-unicorn Siata with its original 8V engine. These cars are incredibly rare — and valuable. Help from Pebble Beach That an almost identical Siata 208S, also finished in white (and that suffered some unfortunate damage at some point during the week), was seen on the Pebble Beach Tour and featured on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance helped our subject car on the Bonhams sale block. Seeing another Siata 208S in exclusive Pebble Beach events was graphic illustration that this is a vehicle that gives its owner entrée to virtually any vintage car event on the planet. Tight quarters for some… There are reasons that some cars become legendary, and the Siata 208S possesses many of them. The only attribute in which it may be found wanting is in leg and hip room — the long of limb and broad of beam may find it less than accommodating. For all the rest, the car is a top-drawer drive. The seller is a well-known enthusiast who has what might be charitably called an obsession with the 2-liter Fiat V8 and all the variants it inhabited. This was not the best of all the many cars he has had, but it was a lovely car. Growing popularity and value In its documented history, our subject car had three known 8V en- gines — and both a Chevrolet V8 and a Ford V8. Top examples of the 208S with documented ownership and racing history — correctly restored and mechanically updated — have found buyers who have paid $2 million and a bit more. Not long ago, the price realized for our subject car would have bought a freshly restored, show-winning example with its original engine. It is a testament to the marque and model that its desirability has grown to the point that this is likely market correct for the set of value attributes that it possesses. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) November 2018 99


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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective The sublime design and performance of this car may have carried it to greater heights if F 2 By Robert Cumberford 3 I remember these cars from their first appearance in Southern California when I was a car design student at the Art Center School — now the ArtCenter College of Design. Almost every day, several of us used our lunch hour to patrol the various “foreign car” purveyors around Hollywood. No one seemed to know much about the Siata 208S. We didn’t know who designed or built the 30-odd roadsters (it was Carrozzeria Motto) offered by Ernie McAfee. We did know that they cost an ungodly amount — $5,300 — so the last one was finally sold as new in 1960. It now seems clear that the sublime design was the work of the prolific Torinese master Giovanni Michelotti. Bertone built two prototype roadsters but vehemently denied having designed the Spider. The Società Italiana Applicazioni Trasformazioni Automobilistiche (S.I.A.T.A.) created the sheet-metal chassis around unwanted surplus Fiat 8V components. Driving one with a much-modified, reliable engine 22 years ago, I was deeply impressed by the way it felt. In a couldashoulda-woulda sequence, I believe it might have had the longevity of Porsche’s 911 had Fiat kept the components in production to lower their cost to an affordable level and tooled up to build it in Austin-Healey numbers. But that has never been the Italian way, and as a rare jewel, this car is exactly right today. ♦ 12 100 Sports Car Market 1 5 4 FRON 1 Th sion o skills ously c 2 The frameless windshield is elegant, but would not be tolerated by licensing authorities today on safety grounds. 3 The slim hood scoop symbolizes power, even when there isn’t much, and its radiused sides provide stiffening for the fairly flat hood panel without heavy structure underneath. 4 Having the upper edge of the grille ahead of the bottom enables an impressively long hood over a very short engine. 5 Vertical bumperettes offer a reasonable amount of protection for parking without excessive weight. 8 6 Integration of the per- fectly round headlamps into the overall form is handled beautifully. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 … as can be seen from the rear as well, thanks to exceptional surface development around the front of the body. 8 Generous curvature of the body sides is easily seen in the door cut. 9 The cowl, too, is gener- ously curved upward, as on contemporary single-seat racing cars. 10 Yes, there is a folding top, although I have never seen one erected. Presumably, 6 it attaches to the top of the individual windshield pillars. 11 The almost-whimsical little upward blips on the rear fender tips can’t really be called fins, but they do provide an excuse for a sharp trailing edge to the fenders. 12 The age of the car can be seen from the ample ground clearance, deemed necessary 65 years ago when there were fewer paved roads in Europe. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Whether you perceive the spare cockpit as pure simplicity or shocking austerity, 9 10 11 7 s very nice. hich the five e mounted is he nominal e plane. On the car I drove in 1987, there was an elegant trim piece around the cockpit coaming, and the instruments were set inward. Could this example be one of the two Bertonebuilt (but not Bertonedesigned) prototypes? Both in my memories of the Spiders in the day, and in photos of the car I drove with so much pleasure, the steering wheel was a classical Nardi-style threespoke, wood-rimmed unit. This flat-spring four-spoke wheel seems heavy and clumsily out-of-character for the visually light and agile body forms. But who knows whether this was the originally mounted helm?


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German Profile 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Roadster This car was well sold in spite of its notorious, toasty past and its current paint job by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1936–40 Number produced: 419 Original list price: $153,591 in 2017 U.S. dollars Current SCM Median Valuation: 540K Cabriolet A: $2,875,000 540K Special Roadster: $8,250,000 Major service: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. Or you can do it yourself Chassis # location: On firewall, inside engine bay Engine # location: On the driver’s side rear of engine on crankcase Club: Mercedes-Benz club of America Web: MBCA.org Alternatives: 1937–40 Horch 853, 1931–34 Isotta Fraschini 8B, 1930–32 Bentley 8 Litre SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 154080 • A unique automobile, the “Mayfair 540K” • Prominently featured in Jan Melin’s MercedesBenz: The Supercharged 8-Cylinder Cars of the 1930s • Unseen at public concours events for more than a decade • Long-term American history SCM Analysis This car, Lot 74, sold at $3,277,500, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge sale on August 24, 2018, in Carmel, CA. Our subject Mercedes was a past member of the General William Lyon and Imperial Palace collections, so expectations were high when this unique 540K crossed the block. But the market for 540Ks with unique coachwork is highly variable, and results can be incredibly difficult to predict from one example to the next. The car was scrutinized in one of my favorite books, Jan Melin’s Mercedes-Benz: The Supercharged 8-Cylinder Cars of the 1930s. The car’s Mayfair coachwork has been documented, and experts are fairly certain that this example is very close to the way it was delivered when new. Melin worked as hard as possible to document as many 8-cylinder Mercedes as he could in his book, without the intention of creating a registry. 540Ks did not have to be special to make the cut. They simply had to exist. Burned to a crisp In 1960, a female arsonist set fire to a Quebec City garage. Our subject car was inside. While there was some kind of revenge motive involving a deteriorating romance, the horrific result nearly sent this car to the big Mercedes-Benz museum in the sky (where you will find every example of the SSKL built, and likely some other strange Daimler creations). However, one Richard Mertz stepped up to the plate shortly thereafter, and he began to restore the car with a team of British metal workers from Alcraft of Madison Heights, MI. Thanks to Mertz and his team of talented individuals, this car is present today — wood frame and all. Ralph Englestad bought the car in 1995, and it was displayed in the Imperial Palace Collection, where it was painted this lurid shade of red. Gen. William Lyon acquired it in 2002, and he sold it at RM Monterey in 2007 for $2,530,000 (SCM# 46250). It was last displayed at Pebble Beach in 2011. No mention is made of recent service, which should scare any potential buyer. 102 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B Lot 30, s/n 130903 Condition 1Sold at $836,000 Worldwide Auctioneers, Houston, TX, 4/23/16 SCM# 6799555 Sports Car Market 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Lot 258, s/n 408383 Condition 1 Sold at $6,600,000 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/17 SCM# 6816967 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A Lot 257, s/n 154146 Condition 1- Sold at $2,585,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 6844659 Courtesy of Bonhams


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condition, these cars have the biggest market variance, and can sell for $3 million one day and half that much the next. While the designs of Erdmann & Rossi seem to be the notable exception, the market clearly favors factory coachwork. A quick search of the SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that many 540K cars with aftermarket coachwork do not reach their low estimates, while values for the more common factory Cabriolet B seem to be stable. An affordable 540K? While we frequently hear about the sales of Special Roadsters and Cabriolet As, the majority of 540Ks Special cars for very special people My first experience talking to a 540K owner came at the Amelia Island Concours. I was 24 at the time. The lady sitting with that brown Cabriolet A snubbed me with the statement that “these were special cars for very special people,” and refused to answer my questions. Such questions included, “Do you actually drive this car?” and “Who services it?” A few years later, I had the pleasure of driving an RHD Cabriolet B — a precious occasion for which I was extremely grateful — and was then baptized with boiling coolant from a radiator leak. It was one of the best days of my life. However, a 540K radiator is an $80,000 hand-built item. Sorry, we don’t supply those parts With all of the publicity bestowed on these big pre-war Mercedes, you would think they were maintained like airplanes. This is not always the case, and most go from being restored to sit- ting for several years — and then being partially restored again. In the meantime, carburetors stagnate and get plugged up, water pumps and radiators start to leak and suspension fittings go without lubrication. With the increased emphasis today on drivability, perhaps this sad trend will change. But the parts supply for these cars is tight, so many European specialists now produce spares as needed. When I asked what was available from Mercedes, the reply was “not much.” That statement came straight from Classic, and they supposedly have “everything.” However, if you send your 540K to Mercedes Classic in Fellbach, they can and will service these cars — if you don’t mind paying just under 50,000 euros for a rebuild of the pressurized carburetor. While the majority of parts on these cars are incredibly tough and repairable, you still can’t rebuild a head gasket or a valve. All of it has to be made from scratch, but with the advent of technology and 3-D printing, there is hope. Non-Mercedes coachwork a financial risk While the 540K Special Roadster, Cabriolet A and this unique Sports Roadster will always be well into blue-chip territory, the buying public has a mixed opinion concerning examples with non-Mercedes coachwork. The pinnacle of 540K design, the Special Roadster, climaxed in 2012 with a stunning $11 million high sale when Gooding & Company sold the Von Krieger Special Roadster. Since then, a gaggle of 540Ks has come to market, with a 2014 low of $1.8 million and a slight recovery thereafter. Prices fell again in 2017 to the $2.2 million mark, but overall this is a stable market, and putting miles on and dollars into a 540K will not result in massive losses. My caveat, however, is to be careful of cars with non-Mercedes coachwork. Unless they are fully documented and in good structural November 2018 received a Cabriolet B or C body. While these cars still sell for tatty Mercedes 300SL Roadster money ($700k–$900k), they are an affordable path to ownership. Examples of the 500K or 380K Cab B or C sell for even less and are not widely discussed, but they are just as robust and enjoyable as any 540K. While you won’t make a million dollars at sales time, you won’t lose a million, either. Obscure coachwork on one of these cars can also be a great path to acquisition as long as the example is structurally solid. From the driver’s seat, they are all roughly equal — and a little cramped. Prepare to do a lot of heavy lifting yourself, as most of these cars will need plenty of mechanical help to be reliable enough to use. Specialists in the United States are few, but they do exist. Parts frequently must come out of Europe. Better examples exist I would have liked this car a lot better in its possibly original shades of silver and black. This garish shade of red robs this car of its Teutonic dignity, but that’s just a surface detail. This 540K’s past history of near total destruction, while not a deal breaker, also raises a few questions. I have no idea how frequently it was serviced, but the rule here is that if no mention is made, then it probably wasn’t done. Undeniably, it is an elegant and beautiful Mercedes, but this can be said of any open 540K. While the price paid was not outrageous, I would not count on mak- ing any money next time it goes up for sale. This car was well sold, in spite of its storied past, its current paint job and its possible lack of maintenance. Why? Simply because there are better 540Ks out there for this kind of money. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $9,900,000 10m $8m $6m $4m $2m $0 $3,048,679 $2,996,256 2013 2014 2015 2016 This sale: $3,277,500 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K $7,480,000 $6,600,000 2017 103


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American Profile 1935 Duesenberg SSJ One of the crown jewels of American car history sells for a world-record price by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1935 Number produced: Two Original list price: $5,000 to Gary Cooper and Clark Gable Current SCM Median Valuation: $22,000,000 (this car) Tune-up cost: $2,500 Chassis # location: Left frame rail Engine # location: Bell housing, connecting rods Club: ACD Club Web: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1935 Duesenberg Model J Mormon Meteor Speedster, 1936–39 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, 1929–31 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2594 Engine number: J563 • This car is the ultimate Model J Duesenberg, one of only two SSJs built • Special short-wheelbase chassis and supercharged twin-carb engine • Sporting open coachwork designed by J. Herbert Newport Jr. • Originally delivered to Hollywood legend Gary Cooper • The car is in unrestored condition. It retains the original chassis, engine and bodywork. • Just two owners — Briggs Cunningham and Miles Collier — since 1949 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 35, sold for $22,000,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 24, 2018. The story of how a brash young salesman named Errett Lobban Cord sold — with a little repainting and some additional chrome — the excess inventory of Auburn and went on to own the company has often been told. This was just the start of his empire, which by 1929 included 150 companies — including Checker Cab, New York Shipbuilding, Stinson Aircraft and American Airways. 104 In 1926 he acquired the Duesenberg Motor Company and the talents of Fred and Augie Duesenberg. On paper it appeared to be the perfect meld of their engineering talents and the sales and marketing ability of E.L. Cord. The Model J was introduced December 1, 1928, at the New York Auto Show, and the few in attendance were witness to performance, power in an automobile that would be the most expensive and elegant the automotive world had ever seen. The horsepower was rated at 265 at a time when the 1929 Cadillac produced 90 and the chassis alone was priced at $8,500 — which would buy a dozen Ford Model As. The massive four-foot-long engine, finished in Apple Green, was an engineering marvel. The Great Depression was just around the corner, and as the economy crashed, so did the market for an automobile that could cost as much as $20,000 with custom coachwork. The goal of selling 500 Model J cars a year could not be realized, and by May of 1935, only 428 had been sold and close to a couple dozen were parked on the lot. The end was in sight. Cord, being the master marketer, dreamed up build- ing a couple of special-bodied Duesenbergs and placing them in the hands of Hollywood celebrities. Cord be- 1935 Duesenberg Model J Mormon Meteor Speedster Lot 37, s/n J557 Condition 3 Sold at $4,455,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/04 SCM# 34644 Sports Car Market technical sophistication and 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Lot 132, s/n 408383 Condition 1 Sold at $7,480,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/13 SCM# 227275 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster Lot 124, s/n 85235209E Condition 1 Sold at $1,017,500 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 6844664 © Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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lieved the star cars would generate enough publicity to sell the excess inventory. Here is where the story gets interesting. The legend and the reality A well-known automotive publication that was published quarterly claims that Gary Cooper saw a shortened Model J chassis in the showroom and had an idea for the car. His buddy Clark Gable then had to also have one. Nothing substantiates this version. The documented version has Duesenberg chief designer J. Herbert Newport Jr. creating two special speedsters on a shortened 125-inch wheelbase. They were powered with a supercharged Model J engine with twin carburetors that produced 400 horsepower — juice that was not seen again until well after World War II. Only two cars were produced. The bodies were built at Central Manufacturing Company, a Cord entity. The bodies were given the LaGrande name. Movie star cars The two SSJs — not an official model designation — were identical except for color and taillight design. E.L.’s son Charles, who was a salesman in the Los Angeles office, presented them on loan to Clark Gable and Gary Cooper. Remarkably, the sensational SSJs, in the hands of the most famous celebrities of the day, were not publicized. There are no known photographs of either movie star with his car — which is certainly out of character for Cord. The SSJs were presented on a six-month loan. Cooper and Gable were offered the cars at the conclusion for only $5,000. Gable did not accept the offer, so technically he never owned the famed “Gable SSJ.” In later years, however, he did claim to have owned the car. Cooper did buy his — but he traded in his Derham Tourster as part of the deal. It is not known how long Cooper owned his SSJ, but it was later owned by speedboat-racing legend Robert Stanley Dollar before it rattled around with a few owners. It landed with famed collector D. Cameron Peck. Peck sold it to Briggs Swift Cunningham for $3,500 in 1949. Miles C. Collier — a veteran SCM contributor and automotive scholar — acquired the entire Cunningham Collection in 1986. The Cooper SSJ has been displayed at the Revs Institute in Naples, FL, with frequent use on tours and displayed at prominent concours. Collier was asked at the 2018 SCM Insider’s Seminar at Pebble Beach why he was selling his famous Duesenberg. He explained that it would provide funding for Revs 2.0, which is an idea-driven, nonprofit initiative to provide insights and expertise to the meaningful car community. Collier said a related entity — called Meaningful Ventures — will create profitable, self-sustaining enterprises to carry the cultural legacy of the car to future communities. A tremendous car and a record sale The sale of the Gary Cooper Duesenberg SSJ will certainly assist in Collier’s endeavor, as it sold for a world-record price for an American car at auction when it realized $20,000,000 plus fees. The previous record of $13,750,000 for Carroll Shelby’s CSX2000 paled in comparison to this sale. A prominent California collector bought the SSJ, and it will join other exceptional automobiles. Fortunately, the new owner shares Miles Collier’s philosophy that historically significant automobiles should be maintained and preserved rather than restored. The Cooper SSJ Duesenberg sold for a record price, but was it be- yond reason? Certainly not, as it is one of the crown jewels of American automotive history and stands alone as an automotive icon. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) A prominent California collector bought the SSJ, and it will join other exceptional automobiles. Fortunately, the new owner shares Miles Collier’s philosophy that historically significant automobiles should be maintained and preserved rather than restored. November 2018 105


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Race Car Profile 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II Coupe This car finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1966. Le Mans success puts a GT40 into the price stratosphere by Thor Thorson Details Year produced: 1965 Number produced: Eight GT40 Mk II cars Original list price: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: $3,300,000 (cars with strong race history are worth much more than other GT40s) Chassis # location: Tag on right side of tub behind seat Engine # location: Varies (race engines generally didn’t have them) Club: GT40 Enthusiasts Club Web: www.gt40enthusiastsclub.com Alternatives: 1966 Ferrari 330 P3, 1968 Porsche 908, 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: P1016 H olman-Moody was initially allocated three GT40s for the 1966 season: chassis P1016 (the car offered here), P1031 and P1032. Although the chassis numbers were among the sequence used for production GT40 road and racing cars, they were each built to new Mk II specifications. The GT40 Mk II was the product of Kar Kraft, Ford’s stateside sports car facility, which took the initially British-built GT40 and problem-solved its weaker aspects. The chassis was made stiffer from thicker-gauge steel, and it had stronger engine mountings and featured more advanced suspension with two-way adjustable Koni dampers. Durability was further improved with heavier driveshafts and ventilated Kelsey-Hayes disc brakes. The Mk II packed the 427-ci big-block V8 that Shelby driver Ken Miles first tested in a GT40 in April 1965, having concluded, “That’s the car I want to drive at Le Mans this year.” Holman-Moody had gained substantial experi- ence with the engine from NASCAR, and under their guidance the unit generally developed 450 bhp. The setup was complemented by dry-sump lubrication and weight-saving components such as aluminum heads and a magnesium oil pan. The bodywork was subtly modified from the original Mk I GT40s — it was both wider and taller to accommodate larger wheels — and the rear featured extra engine scoops and an adjustable spoiler. Delivered as bare chassis in 1965 for final assem- bly by Shelby-American, just eight GT40 Mk IIs were completed and most were swapped and shared between Ford’s three factory teams. 106 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 124, sold for $9,795,000, including buyer’s com- mission, at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction on August 25, 2018. The origin story for the Ford GT40 is well known, but it is worth mentioning briefly as a way of opening the discussion of today’s subject car. In 1963, the top management of Ford decided that in- ternational racing exposure and success would be good for marketing their increasingly global car company. Rather than start from scratch, they decided to try to purchase Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari was initially receptive to the idea. He was not getting younger, and trying to support his racing passion with building road cars was increasingly burdensome. However, as negotiations proceeded, Ferrari came to realize that his personal style of running a company was completely incompatible with a huge, bureaucratic organization like Ford. Rather than simply pull the plug, Enzo Ferrari made the negotiations ever more difficult and frustrating until they finally collapsed. The result was that Henry Ford II and the other bigwigs were worse than disappointed — they were insulted and angry. At Ford, beating Ferrari at Le Mans became personal. By fortuitous chance, Eric Broadley of Lola had picked this time to introduce the new Lola Mk 6, a Ford V8-powered mid-engine coupe designed specifically for endurance racing. Ford was immediately interested and bought the company to get access to the design expertise that Lola could bring to the project. With Ford’s money and Lola’s efforts, the Lola Mk 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV coupe Lot 28, s/n J12 Condition 2 Sold at $1,925,000 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island. FL, 3/12/18 SCM# 6863739 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I coupe Lot 125, s/n P1057 Condition 1- Sold at $2,900,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/19/16 SCM# 6804314 1966 Ford GT40 Mk 1 coupe (road car) Lot 62, s/n 1065 Condition 2 Sold at $3,300,000 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/16 SCM# 271381 Sports Car Market ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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6 quickly evolved into the Ford GT40 prototype. The new car used a steel monocoque structure (the Lola had been aluminum) to carry a Ford 289-ci (4.7-liter) engine and a Colotti 5-speed transaxle in a body shape crafted and wind-tunnel tested in Dearborn, although it was clearly an evolution of the Lola Mk 6 shape. It was introduced to the world in April 1964 and was an immediate sensation. It was low (40 inches tall and not by chance), wide, very aggressive and flat-out gorgeous. The cars were immediately put on the track, where substantial sorting proved necessary, but two cars were ready in time for Ford to challenge Ferrari at Le Mans in June 1964. The cars were clearly fast, matching Ferrari for two of the four best lap times, but the race itself proved a disappointment, with both of the GT40s failing to finish. A few weeks later, Ford tried again at the Reims race, with the same results. Ford then contented itself with extensive testing for the rest of the season. With Ferrari getting 105 championship points in 1964 and Shelby’s Cobras getting 90 while Ford ended up with zero, it was clearly not what the Ford overlords wanted to see. Jamming in more horsepower For the 1965 season, Ford enlisted the help of the Shelby group, who made multiple changes, particularly replacing the fragile Colotti transaxle with a new ZF unit. The cars gained reliability and speed, becoming far more serious contenders as the racing season got going, but an important group at Ford had long felt that this wasn’t enough. Most of the endurance races were held on long, fast tracks such as Le Mans and Spa rather than tight, technical tracks like Nürburgring, so Ford resorted to the traditional American solution — more cubic inches for more horsepower. A 427-ci-powered version would weigh more but be faster on the straights and hopefully less stressed and thus more reliable than the 289. The project actually began in the summer of 1964 and was called the GT40 Mark II. Putting that large of an engine in a car designed for a 289 was not a simple project: The tub was built of heavier-gauge steel, and the suspension and brakes were beefed up to handle the greater loads. A new transaxle had to be built to handle big-block horsepower, and the rear bodywork expanded to cover it all, as well as sprouting various appendages and vents to get air where it was needed. The new Mk II was fully 700 pounds heavier than the 2,000-pound Mk I, but top speed increased to about 210 mph. Hopefully this would be enough to match Ferrari at Le Mans. The first two Mk IIs were entered at 1965 Le Mans along with four small-block GT40s, but once again it was not to be Ford’s year, with every one of the cars breaking before the race was half over. Overwhelming victories 1966 was finally Ford’s year at Le Mans, with the GT40 Mk IIs finishing 1st through 3rd (our subject car was 3rd), while the best Ferrari could do was 8th. Ford had finally conquered Ferrari at Le Mans. In 1967, Ford took 1st and 4th with the Mk IV “J” variant, and in 1968 the Mk 1-based Mirage won under new smalldisplacement rules. With dominant victories all over the world, the Ford GT40 in Mk I, II and IV versions (the III was a street version) became the iconic and all-conquering American racing car of the era. November 2018 107 A very valuable car All this glorious history made the GT40 the most valuable of American racing cars, with values today ranging from $4 million to $6 million for “ordinary” cars with minor to mediocre racing histories. Prices soar to $20 million and more for the greatest of Le Mans winners. A general rule is that a Le Mans win roughly doubles the value of any racing car, so the range for most GT40s tops out somewhere above $10 million, with the factory team cars at the high end. Ford also built a number of street GT40s that are considerably less valuable — although plenty of fun to drive. On the subject of driving, I am told that all competition GT40s are a joy to drive on the track — comfortable, stable and forgiving near the limit. However, with nosebleed collector values attached, few people actually race them anymore. In the regular production, FAV built 105 GT40s, of which there were eight Mk IIs and eight Mk IV “J” examples. These last were all factory team cars by definition and most had excellent racing histories, so they are the most valuable (save arguably the Gulf Mirage cars). Our subject car finished 3rd at Le Mans, had excellent history in other races and is in superb condition, so it was expected to sell at the top of the value range. Several friends in the business told me that they expected it to make maybe 10%–15% more than it did, but just south of $10 million is nothing to sneeze at. It is a great car and well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.)


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Next Gen Profile 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S When it comes to buying a Countach, there can be a million dollars of difference depending on the generation you choose by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1982–85 Number produced: 323 Original list price: $100,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $269,500 Tune-up cost: $500 Chassis # location: Stamped on trailing edge frame in the engine bay and on an ID plate next to the coils on the left side engine bay Engine # location: Between the cylinder heads Club: Lamborghini Club America Web: lamborghiniclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1973–84 Ferrari BB, 1976–2004 Lotus Esprit, 2011–12 Lexus LFA SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: ZA9C00500ELA12661 • Comprehensive restoration with extensive receipt file • $23,000 paint by Stuart’s Paint & Body Specialists of Dallas, TX • $80,000-plus in mechanicals by Norwood Auto Italia of Carrollton, TX • New leather interior panels and carpet from marque specialists • Factory tools and manual included SCM Analysis This car, Lot S652, sold for $308,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction on August 23, 2018. If anyone can be said to have invented the modern su- percar, it would have to be Marcello Gandini, when he was working for Bertone on the Lamborghini Countach. While the Countach wasn’t the first design to suggest that Lamborghini’s future was angular rather than curvaceous, Gandini penned a shape that set Lamborghini apart and inspired generations of supercar designs. The Countach was developed from the late 1960s into the 1970s as Lamborghini’s Project 112. The first prototype was displayed in Geneva in 1971 and was called the LP500. LP stood for Longitudinale Posteriore, reflecting the rear-mounted and fore-aft engine orientation, and 500 for the planned 5.0-liter displacement of the V12. The design was a reaction to the Miura, in which the engine was transversely mounted just aft of the cabin, creating noise issues. (See the October 2018 108 issue of SCM, p. 82, for Donald Osborne’s look at the Miura P400.) There are various stories about how the LP500 came by the Countach (Koon-tosh) name, but they all center on the fact that it’s a Piedmontese exclamation of astonishment with no clear English translation. However, the word carries various connotations ranging from PG to R ratings, so we assume it’s heartfelt. When the first Countach prototype was unveiled in Geneva, it set the premium sports-car world abuzz. Another prototype was displayed in 1973, equipped with the same 4.0-liter engine used in the Miura. Orders were taken, and the first production vehicle was delivered in 1974, called the Lamborghini Countach LP400, nicknamed “Periscopio” for its unique periscope-style rear-view mirror arrangement. The multi-mirror rearview assembly looked up and backwards through a channel in the roof, since the rear window was vestigial for all practical purposes. What is a Countach? The Countach is impressive down to its bones. The car is built around a tubular steel space frame, with aluminum (and later, Kevlar) body panels, and a fiberglass floor pan. The engine is oriented clutch-forward, with a 5-speed manual transmission located between the driver’s and passenger’s seats. A driveshaft takes power back to the rear axle, passing through the engine’s oil pan on its way. The Countach features independent suspension for all wheels, and Girling disc brakes under 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S coupe Lot 545, s/n ZA9C0050LA12550 Condition: 3+ Not sold at $328,663 Silverstone, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., 2/23/2018 SCM# 6863802 Sports Car Market 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio Lot 95, s/n 1120062 Condition: 2+ Sold at $1,145,951 Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, 7/7/2018 SCM# 6874813 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary coupe Lot 3147, s/n ZA9CA05A7LLA12735 Condition: 2- Not sold at $200,000 RM Auctions, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 4/6/2018 SCM# 6867906 Courtesy of Russo and Steele


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15-inch front and 16-inch rear wheels. The LP400 featured a 3,929-cc V12 engine rated at 370 horsepower and 266 foot-pounds of torque. This model was produced until 1977 with about 150 cars made, carrying a suggested U.S. retail price of about $52,000. The succeeding LP400 S lost the Periscopio design, gained a body kit, and had less power (350 hp/263 ft-lb). This generation saw about 235 cars built from 1978 to 1982. In 1982, displacement was raised towards 5 liters (4,754 cc), and the body kit got larger. Lamborghini added a rear wing, and the new model was called the LP5000 S. The 5000 S was claimed to produce 370 horsepower and 308 ft-lb of torque. However, in U.S. specification, the car was legally rated at 325 horsepower and 260 ft-lb of torque. This generation originally sold for about $100,000, and about 323 were made. In 1985, Lamborghini really started to pump up the Countach with a 5.2-liter engine rated up to 449 horsepower and 369 ft-lb, and that engine carried through to the end of production in 1990. This version was officially called the LP5000 Quattrovalvole. The body kit got even larger and more pronounced once again, finding its extreme in the 1988 25th Anniversary (of Lamborghini) edition. In all, about 2,049 examples of the Countach were made over the 16-year production run. Hot or not? When it comes to buying a Countach, there could be up to a million dollars worth of difference depending on the generation you choose. In today’s market, the SCM Platinum Auction Database shows us that a quality LP400 Periscopio will bring from $750,000 (SCM# 6858219) to about $1.2 million (SCM# 6874813). Later models command only a fraction of that price, with many examples (SCM# 6858139) selling in the $200,000–$300,000 range. Why the disparity? It’s not like there was a big drop in performance over the years. The LP5000 QV offers the most engine power, turning a 0–60 mph time of 4.7 seconds compared to the claimed 5.9 seconds for the LP400. Build quality, such as it was, didn’t change much over the life of the Countach, either. Simply put, the old ones are prettier than the later models — at least when it comes to the prevailing taste right now. The Countach started out smooth and pure, but over the years Lamborghini loaded it up with body cladding, fender flares, garish wings and larger bumpers. The Countach came to the point where it looked fantastic as a poster on a teenager’s wall (admit it, we all had them) but is that what you really want in a collection today? A well-documented Countach Our subject car, a 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S, has undergone a comprehensive restoration totaling more than $100,000 in viewable receipts. The seller even provided a clean CARFAX that potential bidders could download, although these carry dubious provenance at the best of times. The car has 49,849 km (31,000 miles) showing on the odometer. All indications are that this is a proper restoration and a worthy example of the Countach line. The SCM Pocket Price Guide lists a median price for this genera- tion of Countach at $269,500, so this particular example did about as expected. The above-median sale price is likely due to its recent restoration. Another 1984 model sold for $258,500 earlier this year (SCM# 6867808) and a 1983 version failed to sell on a bid of $328,663 (SCM# 6863802), so this sale is well within the ballpark, and not at all controversial. There’s no doubt that the Countach will always be a sought-after col- lectible. The lesson here is that unless you really want that Periscopio, you can save some money on a later model. It’s still going to be a Countach. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Russo and Steele.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $291,798 $200,000 $198,000 $100,000 $0 November 2018 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S 2013 2014 2015 2016 $421,477 $390,500 $409,742 This sale: $308,000 2017 109


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Cell phone cameras come out in full force for Monterey Car Week’s biggest sale: the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, auctioned for $48.4m at RM Sotheby’s; Photo by Chad Taylor, SCM


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $158m RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, p. 118 $117m Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, p. 128 $46m Mecum, Monterey, CA, p. 160 $38m Bonhams, Carmel, CA, p. 144 $8m Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, p. 172 $8m Worldwide, Pacific Grove, CA, p. 184


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Market Reports Monterey Overview Car Week Brings Third-Highest Overall Totals Ever Cooling off in the market? Tell that to buyers in Monterey by Chad Tyson GTO broke the previous high-water mark set back in 2014. That car plus two other star lots, the 1966 Ford GT40 and 1963 Aston Martin DP215, accounted for just over 57% of the $157,931,940 auction total. This was the second-highest total RM has ever pulled in during Monterey, and, subsequently, the second-largest total of any auction ever during Monterey Car Week. Gooding & Co. held their Pebble Beach R sale right next to the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center as usual. High sale came in the form of a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ at $22m. That car is now the highest-selling American-made car ever sold at auction. The $116,502,500 auction total represents a return to ninefigure totals after a 27% jump up from last year’s $91.4m auction. Bonhams’ sale in Carmel experienced the biggest drop (minus 33%) of any auction here when compared with last year. Totals were down to $37,621,910 from last year’s $55.9m, and that was with 26 additional lots available for sale. However, Bonhams still averaged the third-highest per-car sale price this week. High-sale honors went to the 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione coupe at $3,525,000. Mecum set up shop at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa again. The top- Chad’s Quick Take Like a lot of kids from the 1980s, I love rally cars — their looks, sounds and ability to turn while flying over jumps. My favorite thing to do during Monterey Car Week is crawl over every type of rally (or rally-adjacent) car I can find at the auctions. If money were no object, as it seems to be for a few of the folks who bought cars on these pages, I’d get a collection of as many Group B and Group 4 cars as I could find, each with a homologation version to match. In my time at an SCM desk, I haven’t seen a Delta Group 4 car at auction, but I had, as much as I can imagine, nearly the same level of excitement poring over a 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale — the homologation car for Group B’s Delta S4 Corsa — at Bonhams’ Carmel sale. It was gorgeous, in near-perfect condition, with turbo- and supercharged engine. I was giddy as I walked around it. However, since money is often the main objection, I must note that Bonhams sold that S4 Stradale for $423k. It’s not an abnormal price. They sold another ’85 S4 Stradale last year at Monterey for $440k, all of which is simply too steep for me. But that led me to turn around and check out the ’92 Delta Integrale HF Evo I right next to the S4 Stradale. It sold for $44,800. I have to start on that rally-adjacent collection somehow, and one of those is at a much more attainable price point — at least for now. ♦ 114 M Sotheby’s set the new record for a car sold at auction, with no additional qualifiers to that title. Their $48.4m sale of the Series II 250 Anticipation of what’s to come as people find their places prior to the Ferrari GTO making its way to the block selling car of the sale was a 1933 Duesenberg Model J disappearing-top roadster that found a new home at $3,850,000. That sale helped this year’s total leap up 36% from last year’s sale to $45,691,975 on 362 cars sold. Russo and Steele’s sale on the waterfront brought in $8,464,110 from 106 cars sold. It was a negligible 1% drop from the previous year on the same number of lots offered (201). A 2017 Ford GT, previously owned by sports entertainer/actor John Cena, sold for the highest number of dollars at this sale at $1,540,000. Worldwide returned to Pacific Grove for their second sale on the Peninsula. Total sales jumped 11%, and that’s after a reduction of lots from 74 last year to 60 this year. Yet another Duesenberg topped the sales sheet, this time a 1931 Model J SWB convertible sedan sold for $1,320,000. Only a difference of $378k between the two side-by-side Deltas Sports Car Market Chad Taylor


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$160m $150m $130m $140m $120m $100m $110m $80m $90m $70m $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sales Totals 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Market Reports Monterey Overview 2014 Top Sales by Year 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO berlinetta $38,115,000 Bonhams 2015 1964 Ferrari 250 LM coupe $17,600,000 RM Sotheby’s 2016 Bonhams RM Sotheby’s Russo and Steele Gooding & Co. Mecum Auctions 2014 Yearly Sold / Offered Summary 2015 2016 Bonhams 106 / 117 (91%) $107,674,050 RM Sotheby’s 118 / 129 (91%) $143,420,850 Russo and Steele 102 / 189 (54%) $12,115,175 Gooding & Co. Mecum Auctions Worldwide Rick Cole 107 / 121 (88%) $106,004,800 361 / 643 (56%) $34,582,960 — 28 / 37 (76%) $59,946,391 Total Sold / Offered 822 / 1236 (67%) Total Sales $463,744,226 99 / 109 (91%) $45,938,738 129 / 150 (86%) $167,334,500 130 / 210 (62%) $10,353,258 115 / 129 (89%) $128,098,000 387 / 658 (59%) $45,008,293 — 101 / 115 (88%) $34,642,800 82 / 100 (82%) $117,925,000 128 / 228 (56%) $10,870,000 114 / 138 (83%) $129,780,950 344 / 706 (49%) $50,141,206 — * 2014 is the only year Rick Cole Auctions provided sales results 860 / 1256 (68%) $396,732,789 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Series II berlinetta, $48,405,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 125 2. 1963 Aston Martin DP215 GT prototype coupe, $21,455,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 120 3. 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II coupe, $9,795,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 126 4. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France coupe, $6,600,000—Gooding & Co., p. 136 5. 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II coupe, $5,005,000—Gooding & Co., p. 136 6. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, $4,455,000—Gooding & Co., p. 130 7. 1933 Duesenberg Model J convertible, $3,850,000—Mecum Auctions, p. 168 8. 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom convertible Victoria, $3,745,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 126 9. 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix racer, $3,740,000—Gooding & Co., p. 130 10. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, $3,740,000—Gooding & Co., p. 132 November 2018 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $1,485,000—Gooding & Co., p. 138 1967 Toyota 2000GT coupe, $550,000—Gooding & Co., p. 142 1965 Porsche 356SC cabriolet, $165,000—Gooding & Co., p. 132 2000 BMW Z8 convertible, $154,000—Russo and Steele, p. 178 1964 Volkswagen Beetle 2-dr sedan, $11,550—Russo and Steele, p. 176 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 115 769 / 1287 (60%) $343,359,956 Worldwide 2017 87 / 109 (80%) $55,876,900 103 / 116 (89%) $132,790,950 114 / 201 (57%) $8,539,800 107 / 133 (80%) $91,449,600 327 / 643 (51%) $33,531,880 51 / 74 (69%) $7,407,750 — 789 / 1276 (62%) $329,596,880 2018 110 / 135 (81%) $37,621,910 125 / 150 (83%) $157,931,940 106 / 201 (53%) $8,464,110 122 / 146 (84%) $116,502,500 362 / 697 (52%) $45,691,975 42 / 60 (70%) $8,205,000 — 867 / 1389 (62%) $374,417,435 Best Buys 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Series II berlinetta $48,405,000 RM Sotheby’s 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 roadster $22,550,000 RM Sotheby’s 2018 1955 Jaguar D-type Ecurie Ecosse racer $21,780,000 RM Sotheby’s 2017


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Market Reports Monterey Overview Buy/Sell/Hold If Monterey’s results are any indication, here’s what should be bought, sold and held in the final months of 2018 by Steve Serio Buy: Lancia Aurelia Spider and Big-Money Competition Ferrari The top end of the tree may be shaking out some opportunities at the moment. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines keeping your powder dry for the past 36 months or so, maybe — just maybe — it’s time to go long and try and acquire the big diamond for your collection. Monterey (and I may as well include RM Sotheby’s London sale, as it just took place) has shown that the Lancia Aurelia Spider world has gone a bit quiet. Yes, a fantastic example (with hard top and impeccable provenance) sold for $1.87 million at Gooding Pebble Beach this year, but three others failed to garner any real enthusiasm in Monterey and London. These cars are very complex and need to be pure survivors or impeccable bulletproof restorations by marque experts. Do not be fooled by pretty pictures in a catalog. The condition of cars offered was extremely varied, but the market has spoken. Buy the best one out there and strike a proper deal. The runners-up for “Maybe the sellers should now lower their expectations” are big-dollar competition Ferraris. Studying the results has shown that the $3 million to $9 million offerings were no longer the guaranteed record-breakers they once were. Now may be the time to strike a deal. 1960s DB Aston Martins seem to be bottoming out as well now — in case your closeted James Bond still has an itch that needs scratching. Sell: Lotus Esprit and Jag E-type In the “no one saw this coming” department, almost any generation Lotus Esprit in great condition is having a moment. It may be a very brief moment, but buyers have shown that early S1 cars through late V8s are being appreciated. To be fair, most Esprits have suffered from neglect, deferred maintenance and abuse over the years, as they were so darn cheap to buy when used. But some recent sales have shown that there are a handful of Lotus lovers who are now paying up for great cars. For all I know, the same buyer bought the 1977 S1 at $106,400 and the V8 at $112,000 from RM Sotheby’s Monterey, and this whole theory can be immediately debunked. But if not, I’d be talking to an auction company for the Arizona sales if you have a like-kind example sitting in your carport. Early cars are especially sought after for the purity of their design. Bridesmaid to this party was the Jaguar E-type in Monterey. Any time that many examples (a variety of years and models) can be absorbed into the market at healthy numbers indicates that maybe it’s time to take real notice and take advantage of the bump. If you’ve desired a different car to drive or had your E-type long enough, maybe it’s time to carry on and pull the ripcord. And in dire news, please sell your Ferrari Boxer before they become less valuable than a decent vintage Rolex Daytona. No one seems to take notice at the moment, and that moment is getting to be tediously long. Or keep it and go enjoy driving the Pirellis off of it. Hold: Porsche Speedster and Next-Gen Hypercar At the risk of sounding incredibly self-serving (as I own two and have waxed on endlessly over the years here at SCM about them), Porsche Speedsters have really picked up steam. Mid–$300k to the high $500k range is solid ground for buyers and sellers. But I don’t think this micro-niche corner of the market is done growing. If you sell now, you might regret it. If you’re eyeing some growth in your wallet, then have at it, but I would sit still if you have that latitude. The iconic shape, bulletproof engine and simple maintenance all make for quite a compelling collectible. I’d also point out that a lot of the newer and younger buyers whom I spoke to seem to have an affinity for the same cadre of hypercars, and they are spending big dollars. Hold onto your Porsche 918 and CGT, Ferrari Enzo, LaFerrari and P1 McLarens for the next bit. These cars have an altogether different following of strong buyers who are creating very long lists of cars to collect. 116 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA RM Sotheby’s — Monterey 2018 Records were set with almost every fall of the hammer, including a new high-water mark with the $48.4m sale of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Company RM Sotheby’s Date August 24–25, 2018 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 125/150 Sales rate 83% Sales total $157,931,940 High sale 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO berlinetta, sold at $48,405,000 Buyer’s premium The new owner joins an exclusive and exciting club — 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Series II berlinetta, sold at $48,405,000 12% on first $250k, 10% thereafter Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Select images courtesy RM Sotheby’s Market opinions in italics I f you thought last year’s RM Sotheby’s sale was a smash, with revenue of $132m, you’ll run out of superlatives regarding this year’s event. Records were set with almost every fall of the hammer, culminat- ing in $158m overall for 125 cars sold over two days. Six cars were offered as part of RM Sotheby’s Private Sale division, which included the 2012 Pebble Beach Best of Show 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680 S TorpedoSport Avant-Garde with coachwork by Saoutchik. The 2013 Pebble Beach Best of Show winner was also offered, but as part of the auction. The 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria with Dietrich coachwork is one of the most significant Individual Custom Packards produced. Once used as a taxi in Puerto Rico, it sold for a very respectable $3.7m. The highlight of the auction was, of course, the highly publicized offering of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. It was a very authentic and original example and one of only 36 built. It set a new all-time public-auction record for a car at $48.4m. Another star of the show was the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II that took 3rd overall at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. When Ford failed to acquire Ferrari in 1963, they developed their own racing program with the intent of beating Maranello on the track. The GT40 offered was 118 from the first 1-2-3 sweep. It sold for an impressive $9.8m. Modern supercars are changing the complexion of the auction, and most every major event has at least a couple. RM Sotheby’s offered a 2014 LaFerrari, 2014 McLaren P1, 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish and a 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 “Laureus.” The LaFerrari, offered for charity, sold for $3.3m, which was square on the current market, considering other recent reported sales. The others sold for $1.8m, $841k, and $885k, respectively. Another significant sale took place when the 1963 Aston Martin DP215 crossed the block and realized $21.5m. It had a great history, having been driven by Phil Hill at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans. Apart from the mega-million-dollar sales, a 1972 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG sold for $53,200. It was a rare example of the Japanese sports car that was far different from the American 240Z. It’s one of just a few in the United States. If there was a weakness, it was in the higher- end Ferrari market, focusing on cars valued from $1m to $10m. There were five that sold and six that did not, which was substantially off from last year’s tally. In total, 32 cars were bid to over a million dol- lars at this sale, which is impressive. The offerings were sensational, and we can only speculate as to what RM Sotheby’s will do next year to continue to raise the bar. ♦ Sales Totals $180m $150m $120m $90m $60m $30m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA ENGLISH #260-1939 LAGONDA V12 drophead coupe. S/N: 14062. Kingfish Blue & silver/ black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 28,239 km. Extensive restoration in 2008, but must have neglected engine bay. A CCCA Full Classic. Colors are an acquired taste. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $100,800. Price paid was in line with stellar condition. Attractive AutoMat leather interior is elegant. Well bought and properly sold. #128-1958 BENTLEY S1 Continental SOLD AT $307,500. Lagonda built the V12 between 1938 and 1940, and the motor was two banks of six cylinders—each with its own camshaft. Two special-bodied Lagonda V12s finished 3–4 at Le Mans. This car was last seen at RM’s 2015 Cernobbio, Italy, sale, where it sold for $313,600 (SCM# 6785892). Barely used since. I think the livery is a bit bold for the Lagonda crowd, but the car still sold for a strong number. Seller did take a bit of a hit with transportation and fees. #115-1953 ALLARD J2X Little Red roadster. S/N: J2X3142. Red/black leather. Odo: 5,823 miles. Powered by 394-ci Oldsmobile V8. One of just 83 built. Participated in a number of spirited rallies and bears the nicks and bruises of use. English body with big American V8 with parts at the NAPA store. A wonderful rally car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $912,500. A fascinating story surrounding a unique Continental. Custom ordered by Cuban sugar heiress Josefina Tarafa. Arrived not via ship, but airplane. This exciting Continental sold for a well-justified premium. The low miles—about 53k—and unique features make this an even more desirable purchase. The history alone makes it worth the money. #168-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I SOLD AT $280,000. What we all think of when Allard is mentioned. This was last seen at Bonhams’ 2009 Carmel sale, where it realized $194,000 (SCM# 1665793). Appears to have been driven about 1,500 miles since. In the past few years, Allards have increased in popularity, so price paid represents the new market for an example with needs. Fair transaction all around. #274-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 roadster. S/N: BN2L33015. Black/black canvas/green leather. Odo: 2 miles. A fresh restoration of a 4-cylinder BN2 with 4-sp manual with overdrive. Includes period Breitling timing gauges. Finished in black with attractive green leather seating. Original engine and confirmed with BMIHT certificate. Odo reset after restoration. No miles since, so needs to be driven gingerly for a while. Bolts 120 3.8 convertible. S/N: 876227. British Racing Green/tan canvas/Biscuit leather. Odo: 82,411 miles. A quality restoration of a flat-floor, Series I E-type. A matching-numbers example with covered headlamps and JHT certificate. Restored in 2013 and color changed from cream over black to British Racing Green with Biscuit leather seating. A very desirable Series I that sparkles. Cond: 1-. “ SOLD AT $21,455,000. Constructed in only two months. Driven by Phil Hill and Lucien Bianchi at 1963 Le Mans. This received continual attention during the preview, so it was totally expected to ring the bell. Finding original engine was a seven-year search, and well worth the effort. Motoring history at a nearrecord price. (See profile, p. 96.) #221-1970 LOLA T153 Sunoco Special racer. S/N: SL1536. Sunoco Blue/blue vinyl. MHD. Purchased new by Roger Penske. Second at 1970 Indy 500 with Mark Donohue. Powered by turbocharged Ford V8. Restored in early 2000 and participated in 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Finished in Sunoco livery, and still presents well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $350,000. Stated in the catalog to be offered at no reserve, but a no-sale at a number well under the low estimate. An Price paid here was in the sweet spot, and market correct for a quality flat-floor Series I. For most, this is the one to have, and even more so in this condition. A solid transaction all around. 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 convertible fastback. S/N: BC4LDJ. Mason’s Black/tan leather. Odo: 82,895 km. Loads of specially requested features including bespoke rearmounted spare. Fitted with air conditioning, factory power steering and updated engine specifications. One of only 22 left-hand-drive examples produced. Respray in 2002, with new Connolly leather interior. Six-piece set of fitted luggage. Will turn heads at every outing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $196,000. Price paid here was in the sweet spot, and market correct for a quality flat-floor Series I. For most, this is the one to have, and even more so in this condition. A solid transaction all around. TOP 10 No. 2 #141-1963 ASTON MARTIN DP215 GT prototype coupe. S/N: DP215. Light green/light green corduroy. RHD. A one-off Works Design project built to compete at Le Mans. Last racing car built by the Aston Martin factory and the ultimate GT racer. Restored by Nigel Dawes with assistance of original designer in early 2000. Original motor located and installed. Proper 5-speed gearbox built. No odometer. 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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA for slightly under the low estimate and could have easily brought $20k more. A perfect road rally car that was well bought. #160-1952 DELAHAYE 235 coupe. S/N: 818039. Aubergine Metallic/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 565 km. Restored many years back, but still very presentable. Would need some attention to be a participant at major events today. Right-hand drive with Cotel transmission. A class winner at 1990 Pebble Beach. Cond: 2. addendum was added to the online catalog, as well as a card on the car’s seat noting that this lot was being offered with a reserve. Period race cars are a deep and narrow market, but I have no idea what happened here. Must have lost something in translation. #264-1977 LOTUS ESPRIT Series I coupe. S/N: 77020134H. Orange/tan cloth. Odo: 4,187 miles. A U.S. version that produces 140 hp. Finished in orange gelcoat, one of four so finished for U.S. market. Low miles are stated to be original, and was stored by original owner for years. Has been preserved in original condition with correct Wolfrace chrome alloy wheels. Only issue to note is worn armrest. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $577,000. A striking one-off design by Saoutchik and the last Delahaye they designed. Presented on the Saoutchik stand at the 1952 Paris Auto Salon. A flamboyant fastback coupe with large curved rear window and pillarless windows. Price paid was a touch below the low estimate, but market correct. Fair for all. GERMAN #144-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SOLD AT $106,400. Sold for a strong but well-justified premium. Original, exceptional condition is certainly reason enough to pay up here. Fair all around. FRENCH #142-1934 DELAGE D8 Sports tourer. S/N: 40112. Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 1,073 miles. Salon coachwork replaced with newly commissioned 2-seat touring body in 2001. Engine upgrade to “S” specifications with four SU carburetors. Now produces 120 hp, with speed of 100 mph at ease. Miles are since restoration. The perfect car for the Colorado Grand or Copperstate. Eligible for Mille. Quality restoration that’s ready for the concours or show field. Cond: 1-. Gullwing. S/N: 1980404500080. Black/red & green plaid cloth. Odo: 81,317 miles. Restored to perfection with dark green and red plaid seating. Refinished at an unspecified time (but pre-2011) in black and well maintained since. An authentic restoration with fitted luggage and complete toolkit. About as good as it gets. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $434,000. Previously sold at Gooding’s 2013 Scottsdale sale, where it realized $253,000 (SCM# 5499613), and RM’s 2014 Monterey sale, where it went for $440,000 (SCM# 6719990). Driven about 1,600 miles since, and sold for just under the 2014 sale price. New owner may have bought at the top of the market, but time will tell. Well sold indeed. #105-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 12104210024855. Medium Blue/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 28,132 miles. Restored by marque expert to high standard, with correct leather seating and proper square-weave carpeting. Complete with optional hard top. Whitewalls yellowing. Documented restoration work along with toolkit. A solid example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $179,200. Inspired by the 300SL with very similar front end, but a whole lot less under the hood. Over the past few years, pricing on 190SLs has rapidly risen. Things seem to have slowed down a bit, and that was reflected in this sale of a very solid example. Doubt if we will see too many $200k 190SLs in the near future. The new, market-correct price. #272-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- SOLD AT $1,380,000. I watched this sell at RM’s 2012 Monterey sale, where it realized $1,171,500 (SCM# 4818759). The 300SLs continue to hold their value—although the appreciation has slowed down a bit. A quality example at a market-correct price. Well sold and properly acquired. #122-1958 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Speed- SOLD AT $224,000. This sold just after the Aston Martin DP215, and the room had barely settled down when it was on the block. It sold 122 ster. S/N: 84100. Meissen Blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 75,438 miles. Restored in the 2009–10 time frame with new seating and engine overhaul. Unusual shade of Meissen Blue. Complete with Kardex, CoA and tools, jack and receipts. A well-restored 356A that displays only minor signs of limited use. A wonderful presentation. Cond: 1-. Sports Car Market PORTER Samba Deluxe microbus. S/N: 246040754. Lotus White/Aero Baltic cloth, tan vinyl. Odo: 137 miles. A desirable 21-window restored to perfection. Equipped with desirable sliding sunroof. Engine upgraded to 1776 cc with Freeway Flyer transmission. Unusual, but factory-correct, single-color scheme. Interior sparkles. Roof rack added


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead Coupe Date sold: 08/02/2018 eBay auction ID: 362390372110 Seller’s eBay ID: naplesluxuryimports Sale type: New car with 61 miles VIN: SCA666D51JU107688 Details: Mexico Blue over Mandarin leather; 6.6-L twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 563 hp and 605 ftlb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $428,600, Buy It Now, sf 48 MSRP: $428,600 (as equipped) Other current offering: In Las Vegas, NV, Towbin Motorcars is offering an Iguazu Blue over Seashell 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn drophead coupe with 12 miles, for $385,625. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach Coupe along with tilt-open Safari windshield. Modern radio with retro original look. A flawless presentation. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $179,200. Last seen at Mecum’s July 2017 Denver sale, where it realized $95,000 (SCM# 6842624). Went wild here and seller walked away with a tidy profit. Every now and then these sell for amazing numbers, but the usual market is a touch over $100k for well-restored examples. Very well sold. ITALIAN #147-1927 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A S roadster. S/N: 1175. Eng. # 1174. Maroon/ black canvas/maroon leather. RHD. Ordered by Rudolph Valentino, and he was involved with design. Designed by LeBaron of New York, but built by Fleetwood. Valentino died before he could drive the Isotta. The 1926 New York Auto Salon car. Acquired from the Browning Collection in 2001 and restored by RM. Numerous awards since, including Best in Class at Pebble Beach. Freshened in 2017 and again presented at Pebble. Thoroughly researched. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $440,000. Sold in 2009 at RM’s Phoenix sale for $198,000 (SCM# 1643111), so prior to the restoration. Offered in Monterey last year by Gooding & Co., but failed to sell. Price bid on this stunning Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 was a bit light, and I can’t fault seller for taking it home. Deserves more and should happen next time out. #163-1954 FERRARI 375 AMERICA coupe. S/N: 0327AL. Maroon & tan/tan leather. Odo: 8,602 miles. The 1954 Geneva show car. Stated to be one of 12 produced, and one of two with Vignale coachwork. All were custom bodied. Recent bodywork with acceptable paintwork. Seating worn. Freshened and refurbished, but never totally restored. Confirmed to have original motor. Cond: 2-. Date sold: 08/18/2018 eBay auction ID: 192630959464 Seller’s eBay ID: artcla3 Sale type: Used car with 9 miles VIN: WP0AE2A9XJS185470 Details: Chalk White over black leather/Alcantara; 3.8-L twin-turbocharged H6 rated at 700 hp and 553 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $415,000, Buy It Now, sf 192 MSRP: $293,200 (base) Other current offering: Marshall Goldman Motor Sales of Warrensville Heights, OH, asking $545,900 for a 2018 Guards Red over black leather/Alcantara 911 GT2 RS Weissach with 41 miles. 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 Coupe NOT SOLD AT $1,250,000. A wonderful CCCA Full Classic. Price bid fell short of seller’s expectations. With the documented Rudolph Valentino involvement, I would think that would have pushed it over the top. #107-1949 FIAT-PATRIARCA 750 Sport coupe. S/N: 156073. Red/black vinyl. Rodolfo Patriarca was known for building racing Fiats. This one powered by aluminum 750-cc motor (making 81 hp). A class winner in 1950 Mille Miglia. Retains original motor. Eligible for modern Mille Miglia. Interior clean and presentable, but paint worn and cracked. Trim pitted and tarnished. No odometer. An authentic example. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,250,000. This was last seen at RM’s Monterey 2011 sale, where it realized $1,900,000 (SCM# 3639716). Driven only a handful of miles since. Price bid seems like a reasonable return in seven years, but owner is rolling dice that Ferrari market does not continue sliding. Timing is everything. #103-1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. Date sold: 08/30/2018 eBay auction ID: 392106710692 Seller’s eBay ID: indigoautogroup Sale type: New car with 52 miles VIN: SCFRMFAW0JGL04747 Details: Silver Fox over Pure Black/Spicy Red leather; 4.0-L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 503 hp and 497 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $140,199, 225 bids, sf 64 MSRP: $248,016 (as equipped) Other current offering: Carlock Motorcars in Brentwood, TN, selling an Onyx Black over black leather 2018 DB11 V8 coupe with 89 miles, for $234,499. ♦ 124 S/N: AR1020400512. Black/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 57,686 miles. A recent, fully documented restoration. Mileage thought to be actual. Has original, correct motor. Restored in 2016 by marque specialists with seating refinished in Italy. Only produced for three years, with about 3,400 Spiders manufactured. A clean, crisp example. Cond: 1. #253-1949 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS coupe. S/N: 915831. Dark gray & silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 362 km. An elegant design by Touring on one of only 383 post-war 6C 2500 chassis produced. Recently refinished with chrome wires added. Engine replacement in years past. Recent engine work at documented cost of $155,000. A wonderful touring car and eligible for Mille Miglia Storica. Cond: 1-. RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA NOT SOLD AT $160,000. Being eligible for the Mille adds a bunch to the value here. The less-than-stellar condition, however, balances it all out, and this offer should have done the job. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA SOLD AT $207,200. This sold for a marketcorrect price considering the exceptional condition. To find a lesser example and restore it to this level would be difficult, so this is the way to go. Fair all around on this one. #266-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N: AR1012000338. Blue/gray cloth. Odo: 37,531 miles. Attractive design inspired by BAT show cars. Lightweight body with domed roofline and peaked fenders. Older restoration that has been properly maintained. Gray cloth interior with red piping and red carpets. Plastic air deflector ahead of windscreen. Original motor and low miles stated to be original. An attractive Alfa Romeo. Cond: 2-. The 27th of 33 produced. Fitted with 5-speed and three-vent fender. Equipped with factory air and power windows. Second of two delivered to Jack Durlacher, as was first rejected due to poor paint. Restored in 1981 and now showing signs of age. Aftermarket stereo. Retains original engine and partial tool roll. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $142,800. This was last seen at RM Sotheby’s 2017 Monterey sale, where it realized $137,500 (SCM# 6846472). By the time you add in the fees, transportation and so on, the seller lost a few dollars in the year of owning the Giulietta. Drove it only a few hundred miles, too, so I hope they were enjoyable ones. TOP 10 No. 1 #247-1962 FERRARI 250 GTO Series II berlinetta. S/N: 3413. Eng. # 3413. Rosso Cina/blue cloth. The third of only 36 250 GTOs constructed. One of four upgraded in period by Scaglietti with Series II GTO/64 coach work, and one of seven to wear Series II coachwork. One of only two with extended roofline. Won the 1962 Italian GT Championship. Over 15 victories between 1962–65. Known history with recent Pacific Northwest ownership. An active participant in tours and vintage racing. Wears the bumps and bruises of active use. Fully documented. A legendary Ferrari. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,350,000. The ultimate road-going Ferrari. This was last seen at Bonhams’ December 2007 sale in London, where it realized $524,270 (SCM# 1571965). The on-site analyst stated that it was expensive but realistic. If only he had known. Okay, bid to more than twice that sale this time out, but well below expectations. Should have done a touch better, so owner taking a chance that it will happen later. #116-1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N: 11853. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 93,568 miles. An attractive Ferrari 365 2+2 with factory air and power windows. Recent restoration with Borrani wires and rebuilt motor and drivetrain. Little to fault here. Includes tool roll and owner’s manual. Doubt if you can fit anything other than a small child in rear seats. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $48,405,000. Sold for a worldrecord price for an automobile at public auction. Even so, sold far below expectations. Most pundits were speculating it’d sell in the $55m–$65m range. The Series II coachwork may have held the bidding back a bit, as many feel the Series I is more elegant. But the rare opportunity to own one of these trumped everything else. New owner joins an exclusive and exciting club. (See profile, p. 94.) #254-1966 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST Series II coupe. S/N: 8459SF. Eng. # 70SA. Blu Chiaro/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 84,668 km. November 2018 SOLD AT $246,400. This Ferrari 365 was last seen at RM’s 2013 Phoenix sale, where it realized $148,500 (SCM# 6739140). Seller got a bit of a bargain when he bought the car and cashed in for a decent little profit—assuming he did not have to pay for restoration. I don’t think the buyer will fare as well, as he paid all the money. #134-1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 SV coupe. S/N: 4920. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 743 miles. A limited-production Miura SV that retains its original motor. One of only two that left factory with chrome bumpers. One of few that were equipped with Borletti air conditioning, which was a $555 option. Campagnolo alloy wheels. Recent restoration to original specifications. Stunning styling. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,177,500. This was last offered at Gooding’s 2016 Pebble Beach sale, where it 125


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RM Sotheby’s Monterey, CA Corsa/Nero leather. Odo: 846 miles. A hybrid Ferrari supercar that produces 950 combined horsepower from the 6.3-liter V12 and the electric motor. Has a top speed of over 217 mph. Introduced at 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, with only 499 ever produced. Only offered to Ferrari’s select clientele. Cond: 1. realized $2,255,000 (SCM# 6804243). A slight hit for the consignor’s two years of ownership. An exceptional Miura SV, with very rare components. Surprising it did not sell for a touch more. Well bought. #133-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N: 16961. Eng. # B2694. Nero/ red leather. Odo: 15,632 miles. Restored to very original specifications and one of only 30 finished in Nero. U.S. specifications with lefthand drive and a/c. Offered with all books and records. Ferrari Classiche certified. Recent extensive service. Low miles stated to be original. A well-maintained Daytona with minor wear on seating. Cond: 2+. the New Yorker. The 1955 Turin Motor Show car. Powered by the 250-hp, Hemi V8 with 2-speed PowerFlite automatic. Numerous European owners, then brought to U.S. and received complete restoration. Exceptional condition. One of four built. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $527,500. This was last offered at BarrettJackson’s January 2015 sale, where it failed to sell. Seller had better luck here. Ghia built any number of striking cars for Chrysler, and they appear every now and then. This one sold for far more than most. Well sold. #222-1957 DUAL-GHIA D-500 convert- SOLD AT $3,305,000. Offered to benefit College of Creative Studies. With only 499 produced, these sure are showing up for sale with regularity of late. They seem to all sell for a touch over $3m, so this was market correct and it benefited a good cause. AMERICAN SOLD AT $775,000. Daytonas continue to be solid investment. They offer styling and performance with reasonable cost of ownership. The low miles are a plus but shouldn’t prevent moderate use. Bought for the going rate. #127-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N: 08460. Rosso Chiaro/beige leather. Odo: 8,305 miles. An original, unrestored Dino, with two owners from new and only 8,000 miles showing. Recent documented mechanical work and Ferrari Classiche certified. Well maintained but shows signs of age. Tan-and-black Daytona seating cracked, and minor issues with paint—what you would expect for an original car. One of last 246 GTS models produced. Cond: 2. #131-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Individual Custom Convertible Victoria. S/N: 110865. Eng. # 902232. Charcoal/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 172 miles. The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Best of Show. Numerous additional awards. Designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky. A Dietrich Individual Custom and one of only four in existence. Vee’d windshield and false hood. Tapered fenders with full skirts. Restored by RM Restorations and maintained in concours-ready condition. A sensational Packard. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 8 SOLD AT $417,500. A favorite of the “Rat Pack.” Catalog stated Rolls-Royce was a status symbol for those who could not get a DualGhia. These have been money in the bank the past few years, and the values keep marching up the charts. Price paid here is most reasonable in today’s world—especially considering the stellar condition. Well bought, but fairly sold, too. SOLD AT $3,745,000. This Individual Custom Packard sold for a touch less than expected. It has “been there, done that,” so new owner will have to be content to just have the best. I will say that it was properly sold and properly purchased. #245-1955 CHRYSLER ST SPECIAL coupe. S/N: N558768. Copper & white/copper & white leather. Odo: 32 miles. The last of the Ghia-bodied Chrysler Specials, and based on SOLD AT $401,000. An amazing example that presents a quandary for the new owner. Drive and lose value or park and just look at it? Hope we see it on the road and at Ferrari gatherings. #137-2014 FERRARI LAFERRARI coupe. S/N: ZFF76ZFA8E0206449. Rosso 126 SOLD AT $9,795,000. As one of the trio that swept Le Mans and bested Ferrari, this is a piece of American racing history. As such, what is too much to pay? This could have easily sold for a bunch more and still have been well worth the money. (See profile, p. 106.) © Sports Car Market #124-1966 FORD GT40 Mk II coupe. S/N: GT40P1016. Kandy Gold/ black cloth. RHD. Developed after Ford was unable to acquire Ferrari. The fourth of eight Mark II cars built. Completed by Shelby with further modifications by HolmanMoody. Painted Kandy Gold with Day-Glo pink headlamps. Third overall at 1966 Le Mans in Ford’s 1-2-3 sweep. Once part of Harrah Collection. Restored in early 1990s, with participation at numerous vintage events. An American racing icon. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 3 ible. S/N: D5007718. Bronze/red leather. 315ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA Gooding & Company — Pebble Beach 2018 A 1963 Ferrari Lusso proved to be a best buy in Monterey when it sold late on Friday evening for a mere $1,485,000 Company Gooding & Company Date August 24–25, 2018 Location Pebble Beach, CA Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 122/146 Sales rate 84% Sales total $116,502,500 High sale Extremely well bought — 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, sold at $1,485,000 1935 Duesenberg SSJ roadster, sold at $22,000,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Joseph T. Seminetta and Jack T. Seminetta Market opinions in italics I was there, and I know what I saw. I am not referring to this year’s Monterey auc- tions but the boom/bust cycle of the late ’80s/early ’90s. It was a bubble like few have seen before or since. Prices moved so quickly that they were not listed in ads or given over the phone (think Bitcoin on steroids). The Internet did not exist, so information wasn’t widely available and you had to rely on brokers and dealers, some of whom were offering cars they didn’t own and couldn’t get. In that period, some cars sold at prices that still have not been surpassed in inflation-adjusted dollars. Coinciding with this year’s Monterey auctions was the declaration that the U.S. is in the longest economic expansion in history. But bull markets rarely die of old age. They die when external forces exert excessive pressure. Forces like high gasoline prices (check), rising interest rates (check), plunging emerging markets (check) and political instability (I won’t go there). “Those who do not study the past are doomed to repeat it.” The results from the earlier auctions in the week certainly did not settle the stomachs of sellers or the high-end auction houses. But prime time means A-plus offerings, a room filled with deep pockets and the magic of auctioneer Charlie Ross. You could hear the sighs of relief when the first 15 lots exceeded their reserve prices and changed hands. As the auction progressed, it became apparent that ultra-low-mileage offerings (barely old enough for vintage status) were a crowd favorite this year. A 2002 BMW M5 (Lot 12) 128 brought an astounding $176k. A 1995 Land Rover Defender (Lot 15) did $159,500. A 1989 Ferrari 328 (Lot 42) brought $184,250. A 1988 BMW M3 (Lot 125) sold for $137,500. These are exciting sales, as they are largely being bought by the next wave of collectors (and skeptics do not believe they exist). Ferrari Dinos did noticeably well all weekend. A “chairs and flares” 246 GTS (Lot 155) sold for an impressive $528k. A 246 GT (Lot 29) in a questionable copper color brought $407k. The featured 1966 Dino Berlinetta GT prototype (Lot 124) sold above the high estimate at $3,080,000. The auction magic was in full force when the 1935 Duesenberg SSJ (Lot 35) sold for an astounding $22 million, a new American-car auction record that crushed the pre-sale estimates by more than $10 million. There were some cracks in the foundation, however. The 1963 Ferrari Lusso (no-reserve Lot 57) sold late on Friday evening for a mere $1,485,000. A stunning 1967 Toyota 2000GT (Lot 166) made its fifth auction appearance in three years and sold for only $550k (after selling for $825k at Mecum Indy back in May). Timber falling. Neither of the GT40s featured during the weekend sold or were bid close to the low pre-sale estimate. When they counted their final chips, Sales Totals $150m Gooding’s sales were $116.5 million (versus $91.4 million in 2017), only slightly padded by a handful of modern supercars that are barely out of warranty. The average sales price declined as they auctioned 13 more cars and a slightly higher percentage of no-reserve cars versus 2017. By the end of the weekend, Gooding sold 25 lots exceeding $1m and accounted for four of the top 10 sales of the week. All in all, it was a very successful auction for Gooding & Company. ♦ $120m $90m $60m $30m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Chad Taylor


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA ENGLISH #10-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 coupe. S/N: LML761. Eng. # VB6J197L1. Red/beige leather. Odo: 727 km. One-off, Savonuzzi-designed, alloy-bodied DB2/4 built by Serafino Allemano of Torino. Hot-rod mods including triple Webers, brakes and suspension. Older restoration with shiny but somewhat thicker paint, with minor scratches and imperfections throughout. Notable flaking on passenger’s side door. Interior patina in spades. Nice crackle-painted dash. Cond: 3+. #15-1995 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 NAS SUV. S/N: SALDV3285SA978703. Arles Blue/Ash Grey tweed cloth. Odo: 7,778 miles. Beautiful, über-low-mileage D90 station wagon in attractive Arles Blue. Major modifications to fuel, cooling, sound system, etc., including a heated windshield. As-new throughout, with the exception of some hoodtop dents, minor scratches, rubber and carpet wear. Cond: 1-. GERMAN #51-1955 PORSCHE 550 Spyder. S/N: 5500053. Eng. # P90049. Silver/ red leather. Odo: 8,844 miles. Welldocumented 550 with (Kardex-confirmed) matching gearbox and engine. Includes delivery paperwork from John von Neumann. Short period race history with no victories. Recent mechanical refreshing. Some paint imperfections, but very presentable. Wheels in exceptional condition. Nice interior, but with wrinkled and lumpy driver’s side interior door panel. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 6 SOLD AT $671,000. A beautiful Italian/English car with a storied history. The lot’s modifications did not deter several bidders, who pushed the final result to near the high presale estimate. Well sold. #21-1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E13864. Eng. # 7E107409. Opalescent Golden Sand/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 35,531 miles. Concours restoration (on a California black plate car) by marque specialist showing exceptional paint (in no one’s favorite color) throughout, with only some minor signs of enjoyment. Panel gaps better than anything produced in Coventry. Correct and new-looking details. Excellent interior. Heritage certificate, books, tools and records. Recent concours award. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $159,500. Low-mileage D90s might be the next cryptocurrency. They just recently broke the six-figure mark and are now exceeding this by 50%. Defender and Series Rovers have an almost cult-like following. This lot had a spirited open bid, which continued into the stratosphere. Despite being one of the nicest D90s I have seen, this was more than a tidy sum given its extensive modifications. Very well sold. FRENCH TOP 10 No. 9 #48-1931 BUGATTI TYPE 51 Grand Prix racer. S/N: 51132. Eng. # 15. Navy blue/black leather. RHD. Grand Prix-winning Works Bugatti with factory replacement chassis. Race and ownership history since new. Recent mechanical servicing by marque specialist. Thicker, scratched paint. Interior oozes patina. Gearbox and rear axle are original to car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,455,000. Clearly in the range of other recent 550 sales, and in the middle of the low and high pre-sale estimates. Price was more reflective of condition than race successes. Well sold. #61-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N: 1980406500143. Eng. # 1989806500154. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 92,085 miles. From 60-year single-family ownership. Color change from white over red. Matching numbers, with tools, manuals and luggage. Faded, worn paint over straight panels, with appropriate German panel gaps. Mismatched red vinyl interior. A solid restoration candidate (needing just about everything), or it could be enjoyed with just some mechanical servicing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $280,500. E-types had a very good weekend in Monterey. This is telling, as all but the earliest cars are not particularly rare and hence trade on originality or the level of restoration. This was an excellent restoration in an unusual color that still brought top dollar in the middle of the aggressive pre-sale estimates. Well sold in today’s market. 130 SOLD AT $3,740,000. A sensational piece of racing history. Welcome at any vintage-racing event on the planet. A tidy sum bid above the high estimate, but a fair price given the extraordinary history and patina. SOLD AT $1,127,500. This lot’s California history shows in its solid bone structure—making it an ideal restoration candidate. However, restoring this to its former glory with both a color change and decades of mechanical neglect will not be for the faint of wallet. The bidder dug a little too deep given this lot’s needs, and the car was well sold. Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA #128-1959 PORSCHE 718 RSK Spyder. S/N: 718024. Silver/beige leather. One of 34 718 RSK Spyders. DNF in 1959 Le Mans. Modest regional and local race successes. Exceptional paint throughout, with slightly uneven front panel gaps. Beautiful interior. Available for almost any show, rally or race on the planet. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 10 rot. Fabulous interior patina. Rebuilt engine that thankfully was not polished to contrast with the rest of the car. A preservation-class candidate that could be enjoyed as-is, or restored to perfection. Cond: 4+. #136-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N: 11102712001545. Tobacco Brown/Cognac leather. Odo: 24,249 miles. California car with a/c. Manual, tools and data card. Nicely restored with exceptional paint and shiny chrome throughout. Trunk fit issues. Exceptional interior. Incorrect tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,740,000. Retired race cars are awarded premium prices for current condition or past race successes. This lot was more of a concours queen than a retired warrior. Its condition warranted a sale price firmly between the low and high estimates. More racing successes would have added many dollars to the final price. #140-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N: 19804210003254. Eng. # 19898210000224. White/black canvas, black hard top/red leather. Odo: 57,424 km. One of the last 300SLs produced, with only three owners since new. Desirable disk brakes. Older cosmetic and recent mechanical work. Matching engine. Factory hard top and luggage. Period documents, photos and records. Impressive concours history. Straight body with excellent panel gaps, but minor paint imperfections. Shiny chrome. Beautiful seats. Some dash imperfections. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $165,000. Opening lots are always difficult sales and often present bidding opportunities. Thus was the case with this twoowner, low-mileage, numbers-matching garage find. Well bought substantially below the low estimate. #104-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: 301709. Eng. # 901811. Signal Red/black leatherette. Odo: 40,846 miles. Desirable early SWB 911. Matching engine and original colors as per Kardex. Exceptional period racing history including impressive class finishes at both Daytona and Sebring. Paint imperfections throughout including chips, sanding marks and excessive orange peel (particularly around rain gutters). Worn but presentable interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $286,000. I am astounded by the value of these cars given the quantity produced. However, it is one of the only classics that offers the package of reliability, styling and room for five people. Sold, appropriately in the middle of the low and high estimates. #111-1974 BMW 2002 Turbo coupe. S/N: 4291044. Eng. # 4291044. Polaris Silver/black leatherette. Odo: 43,095 km. Swiss delivered, with no ownership history presented in the auction catalog. Some paint imperfections including excessive orange peel and uneven panel gaps. Scratched chrome trim. Nice interior. “Upgraded 5-speed.” No representation of matching engine. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,530,000. A nice, honest lot with very desirable features, provenance and awards. Several bidders really wanted this example and bid it to a well-sold level beyond the high $1.8m–$2.2m pre-sale estimate. BEST BUY 132 #1-1965 PORSCHE 356SC cabriolet. S/N: 162045. Eng. # 821794. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 30,811 miles. Spider cracks throughout (particularly on the hood), but no apparent body SOLD AT $385,000. A successful race history always makes the bidder’s hands reach high. However, this is essentially a stock 911 with 130 gross hp. Price shows continued strength of 1965–66 911 cars, with added value from race history making this a market-correct transaction. “ SOLD AT $143,000. BMW 2002s are hot right now. They offer great comfort, reliability and performance. The turbo is the most powerful and collectible. This example is a reflection of the strength of this collectible, given its mysteries. Well sold. BMW 2002s are hot right now. They offer great comfort, reliability and performance. The turbo is the most powerful and collectible. This example is a reflection of the strength. 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo coupe ” Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA #39-1978 GULF-MIRAGE GR8 racer. S/N: GR8802. Blue/black cloth. One of two Mirage GR8s produced, presented in period Gulf Oil livery. Three Le Mans podiums. M10-spec engine. History, documentation, spares. Group 6 Legend of Le Mans eligible (as well as every other vintage event in the universe). Freshly restored condition (with the exception of the racer tape for effect). Signed by Vern Schuppan. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $467,500. This car exuded a sense of honesty and originality, which clearly caught the attention of bidders. Sold above the high estimate at a slight premium based on condition and originality. #138-1994 RUF BTR2 coupe. S/N: W09CB0362SPR06009. Eng. # CRM36014. Blutorange/black leather. Odo: 11,121 miles. Single-turbo, RWD, 993-bodied RUF BTR2. Low-mileage, U.S.-certified car, with tools, books and records. Excellent paint with no signs of accident damage. Worn leather with some cracks. Cond: 2+. FOLLOW SCM NOT SOLD AT $1,950,000. Race car collectors are a small subset of auction participants. The near-$2 million high bid was probably close enough where a deal should have been struck between buyer and seller. Post-block offering price of $2.7m. #134-1981 BMW M1 coupe. S/N: WBS59910004301421. Eng. # M88425. White/black leather. Odo: 23,667 km. One of 399 roadgoing M1s made. Single-family ownership since the 1980s, recently recovered from longterm storage. Nice paint overall, with some chips on driver’s side panel. Cracked seat leather. Tools, books and records. Patina everywhere. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $660,000. Before Singer, there was RUF. Rarity (particularly in the U.S.) and desirability moves auction paddles nice and high. This lot sold well, although below the very aggressive pre-sale estimates ($700k– $900k). ITALIAN #162-1948 MASERATI A6/1500 coupe. S/N: 060. Eng. # 085. Light blue/blue leather. Odo: 94 km. One of 61 A6 road cars 134 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA produced by Maserati. Italian-market delivery with some early race history. Nicely styled, coach-built, Pinin Farina design. Older Italian restoration holding up well except for a few paint bubbles around the driver’s door. Nicely preserved interior. Slightly nicked chrome. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $797,500. This lot took some time and effort to be sold. There were a few interested parties in the room who Charlie Ross worked well. I got the feeling that it just made it past the reserve when it sold at a very market-correct price. #145-1950 FERRARI 166 MM/195 S Le Mans coupe. S/N: 0060M. Eng. # 0060M. Light blue livery/black leather. RHD. Odo: 846 km. Alloy-body 166 MM with Touring’s Berlinetta Le Mans coachwork. Very rare even serial number. Heavily advertised signature lot with provenance since new. Extensive international race and concours history. Beautiful paint and brightwork, glistening throughout the preview and auction. Exceptional interior, showing only minor signs of wear. Typical scratched Lexan side windows. Cond: 2+. when the lot broke every million-dollar increment. Sold at the market-correct level for its incredible history and condition. #126-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24 S America Spider. S/N: B24S1077. Eng. # B241098. Midnight Blue/Midnight Blue canvas/ Sierra Autumn leather. Odo: 26,436 km. Nicely equipped with Nardi kit and Fontana hard top. Recent work by Paul Russell. Ownership history since new. Exceptional paint. Lightly scratched glass. Excellent wheels. Superb chrome. Nicely presented interior and dash. Cond: 1-. chrome. Side window delimitation and scratched windshield. Exceptional interior. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $3,400,000. A beautiful car that would guarantee an entrance in almost any concours or event on the planet. High bid was nearly $1 million below the pre-sale estimate. Owner was correct to not sell at high hammer price. Offered postblock at the low pre-sale estimate of $4.3 million. TOP 10 No. 4 #53-1958 FERRARI 250 GT Tour de France coupe. S/N: 0905GT. Eng. # 0905GT. Grigio Medio Metallizzato/ light gray leather. Odo: 42,025 km. Singlelouver, outside-filler-cap TdF from a 50-yearplus owner. Limited race history and success. Popular and successful on the show/touring circuit. Factory build sheets, but not Classiche certified. Exceptional paint throughout. Some mismatched chrome and fraying window felt. Stunning interior (in design and condition). Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $5,500,000. Sold by Gooding in 2016 at their Scottsdale sale for $6,490,000 (SCM# 6798246). A beautiful lot that checked all of the right boxes. The auction had plenty of action, and many thought it would sell when the bidding exceeded $5 million. It probably should have, given the pre-sale estimates were fairly aggressive. #22-1955 FERRARI 500 MONDIAL Series II racer. S/N: 05560446MD. Eng. # 0446. Light blue/red vinyl. RHD. Factory-raced Series II 500 Mondial with extensive race history, including Sebring and Grand Prix class wins. Auction catalog cover car restored to 1955 Venezuela GP specs. Class win at Pebble Beach and Cavallino Best of Show. Well-advertised backstory regarding the seller, an admiral, who owned the car for 58 years, and drove it across the block. Nicely presented throughout. Paint showing some signs of enjoyment, including fading and light scratches. Some areas of excessive orange peel, as it would have had in 1955. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $5,005,000. You can certainly pay less for a Mondial. However, this had all the right boxes checked (race wins, concours awards, owned and driven by an admiral). The enthusiastic crowd erupted TOP 10 No. 5 136 SOLD AT $1,870,000. Sold three times now at auction since 2014, then by Gooding in Scottsdale for $1,815,000 (SCM# 6661878), and Gooding’s 2016 Pebble sale for $2,007,500 (SCM# 6804250). This lot glittered like a jewel, attracting attention during the preview and the auction. It checked all the right boxes and was rewarded with an appropriate final price slightly ahead of the high estimate. #37-1956 MASERATI A6G/54 coupe. S/N: 2155. Eng. # 2155. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 738 km. Double-bubble design created in period by Zagato. Some race history with mixed results. Extensive documentation with factory build sheets, ownership history and event results. Decade-old Paul Russell restoration, still in good condition with excellent panel gaps. Some faded and discolored SOLD AT $6,600,000. TdFs are not available at every auction. They possess rarity, beauty and excellent period performance. This TdF is more a concours queen than a retired warrior. However, it offers entry to any of the race/ rally/show circuits on the planet. It traded hands at the correct, current market price. #38-1959 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N: AR149508337. Eng. # AR1315011449. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 13,993 miles. Early Series 101 Spider in original black/red livery. Comprehensive, documented mechanical and cosmetic restoration with concours-quality paint and chrome. Asnew convertible top and chrome. Difficult to fault the condition in any way. Decades of missing history. Not claimed to be numbers Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA matching. Not presented with any books, tools or records. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $137,500. An odd lot. Exceptional-condition car with many mysteries and lacking details usually necessary to bring top dollar. However, despite the aggressive pre-sale estimates ($150k–$200k), this lot brought a tidy sum and was well sold. #16-1961 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N: 2489GT. Eng. # 2489GT. White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 15,218 miles. Swiss-delivered Series II Pinin Farina cabriolet with ownership history since new. Classiche certified, FCA platinum car with exceptional paint and panel gaps throughout. Unusual hard top with fitted sunroof. If white is your color, this is about as good of a Series II as you will find. Cond: 1. bacco leather. Odo: 30,251 km. Original engine and gearbox as per Classiche Red Book certification. FCA Platinum. Older restoration showing some notable front-end imperfections including fisheyes, scratches and orange peel. Stress cracks in back of passenger’s door. Soft, supple leather showing some signs of use. Somewhat faded Borranis. Greg Jones engine. Owned and maintained by a prominent Chicago-based collector. 125th of 350 examples Ferrari built. Cond: 2. metallic burgundy paint. Despite its minor flaws, it received spirited bidding resulting in a slightly rich price in today’s market. SOLD AT $1,485,000. Sold at no reserve way too late in the evening. The remaining bidders were largely dealers. This lot was sold for several hundred thousand dollars below market, and hence extremely well bought. #108-1964 LAMBORGHINI 350GT NOT SOLD AT $1,550,000. Four of the 200 PF S2 cabs traded hands this weekend between $1.325m and $1.792m, including buyer’s premium. This lot’s final hammer price of $1.55m was not far off in today’s market. Offered post-block for a very optimistic $2.1 million. BEST BUY #57-1963 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N: 5117GT. Eng. # 5117. Pino Verde Metallizzato/ To- Touring coupe. S/N: 0111. Eng. # 0128. Burgundy/light tan leather. Odo: 1,643 km. Early-production 350GT with matching-numbers engine. Superleggera alloy body. Some missing history. Paint imperfections throughout, including a large star on the hood. Wavy, cloudy chrome. Beautiful glass. Nicely restored interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $627,000. Previously sold by Gooding at their 2008 Scottsdale sale for $308,000 (SCM# 1572881). This lot had a lot of eyeball appeal with deep SOLD AT $1,760,000. One of the better color combinations for the most Fiat-looking of the ’60s spyders. A huge result for this car (within a few hundred thousand dollars of a 275 GTB). Very well sold at the upper end of the estimate range. #41-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/C Series II coupe. S/N: 09063. Eng. # 09063. Rosso Rubino/tan leather. Odo: 1,559 km. One of 12 GTB/Cs produced by Ferrari. Alloy-bodied, matching-numbers, older restoration by #164-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. S/N: 07957. Eng. # 07957. Silver/black canvas/ red leather. Odo: 79,614 miles. Matching numbers as per Ferrari Classiche Red Book Certification. Book, tools and documentation. Some recent show wins and event participation. Beautiful Borranis with correct XWXs. Nice interior with slightly overstuffed headrests. Slight chrome imperfections. Cond: 1-. 138 Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun by Brian Baker Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA Sales of Japanese collector cars during 2018 Monterey Car Week (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #271. 1972 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG coupe. S/N HS30100011. 75k km (46k miles). “Exceptionally rare example of one of Japan’s first homologated sports cars. Refinished in the original Grand Prix Maroon. Retains its original interior.” Cond: 2-. Cognolato and Michelotto. Raced by Pedro Rodríguez and the NART team car with limited success. Nicely presented paint, with some minor flaws. Exceptional interior with beautiful tweed inserts. Ready for any show or rally on the planet. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $10,300,000. Rarity, beauty and provenance usually result in a successful auction transaction. The action was spirited past the eightfigure mark. There are few collectors who can write that check. I’m curious to know how seriously the seller considered accepting it. It should have been strongly considered. SOLD AT $53,200. The Fairlady 240ZG was created with the idea of homologating the Fairlady Z, adding the now famous “G” nose and “ZG” flares. This car was in decent condition. The updated paint job was rushed (scratches on the trim from sandpaper, wing was masked and not removed) along with a poor fitment of the G nose. At this price, it was a great buy for a restoration later — or a perfect driver. Other, nicer examples could demand more money with the right buyer. Well bought. RM Sotheby’s, 8/24/2018. #108.1. 1971 Nissan Skyline GTX coupe. S/N KGC10029514. 33,000 km (20k miles). “Hakosuka GT-R conversion performed by JDM Legends, JDM Sport fender flares, Dual Sport mirrors, L20 engine, Triple weber carburetors with stacks, 5-speed manual transmission, Original interior, Limited-slip differential.” Cond: 1-. #124-1966 FERRARI DINO Berlinetta GT prototype coupe. S/N: 00106. Fly Yellow/ black & blue vinyl. Odo: 54,357 km. The second Dino prototype designed and built by Pininfarina. Displayed at the 1966 Torino Motor Show. Long-term current ownership. Provenance since new. Some recent mechanic work from Motion Products. Excellent overall condition with nice paint, beautiful seats, steering wheel and dash. Beautiful covered headlights. Tiny 13-inch wheels. Cond: 2+. oozes honesty. It could be used as-is, or would be an excellent restoration candidate. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $522,500. 330 GTCs are wonderful cars with with excellent styling, balance and period performance. Top examples can exceed $600k. This car was fairly priced given its condition. Seen shortly after the sale in an email from a dealer advertising it for $567,500. #150-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC Speciale coupe. S/N: 9653. Eng. # 9653. Azzurro Aurora/ black leather. Odo: 89,081 miles. The 1967 Geneva Auto Show display car. One of four built. Honest-looking, older restoration with patina aplenty. Consistent paint with some panel-gap variation in the rear. Decent chrome and Borranis. Some seat wear. One of Ferrari’s last coachbuilt grand tourers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,900. In Japan, it is common for the GTX models of the Skyline to be converted to GT-R clones. We know it isn’t the real thing, but it is fun to pretend. In this case, it doesn’t hurt the value at all. This is an excellent example of classic kyusha (old car) styling. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, 8/23/2018. #55. 1972 Datsun 240Z coupe. S/N S31001501. Unknown miles. “Inline 6-cylinder engine, Dual carburetors, 4-speed transmission, Rare right-hand drive Fairlady Z. Polo Green with Black leather interior; Konig wheels.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,080,000. This lot oozed history and significance, showing the practical and design challenges of Ferrari (or Dino) producing their first mid-engine production car. Sold smartly above the high estimate given its historical significance, exceptional provenance and current condition. #119-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N: 10513. Eng. # 10513. Gold/beige Connolly leather. Odo: 52,123 km. Low-mileage, unrestored 330 GTC, originally delivered in Italy. Worn paint with many imperfections. Rusted and scratched steel wheels. Soiled interior is said to be original. Nobody’s favorite color. Engine reported to be original. The lot SOLD AT $3,410,000. Rarity, desirability and condition are key determinants to collectible car prices. This lot had all three in spades and could be used and enjoyed without regret. Sold correctly between the low and high estimates. #29-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N: 03872. Eng. # 135CS0000009684. Nocciola Metallizzato/Tobacco leather. Odo: 145 miles. Comprehensive frame-off, four-year-plus restoration. Exceptional paint with mathematical panel gaps. Well-restored chrome and body moldings. Well-presented interior with correct (texture and color) mouse hair. Cavallino Platinum, and displayed at The Quail. History, records, manuals, tools complete for show circuit. Metallic Hazelnut is no one’s favorite color. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $20,900. This car raised a lot of red flags for me. It was listed as a Datsun 240Z, despite it being a Fairlady Z. It is listed as a 1972, when the VIN starts with S31, meaning it is Japanese (American VINs start with HLS30) and S31 rather than S30 means it is a 1976-and-later car. It also has a 280ZX valve cover on it (with the big NISSAN typeface). Hopefully someone just entered in the wrong information when selling it. Well bought (if everything is clear). Mecum Auctions, 8/23/2018. ♦ 140 Sports Car Market


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SOLD AT $407,000. Dinos had a very good weekend. They are on everyone’s list of top sports car designs and are a delight to drive. The best Dinos in the most desirable colors are knocking on half a million dollars. This car sold at Gooding’s Scottsdale sale earlier this year for $462,000 (SCM# 6856492). This go-around, it sold at the appropriate price given condition and color. #33-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N: 14867. Eng. # B950. Blu Dino Metallizzato/black Connolly leather. Odo: 58,838 km. Bobileff-restored, Euro-spec Daytona Coupe. Matching numbers. Original colors. Classiche Red Book. Coppa Bella Macchina and GT awards. Tools, manuals, books and history. As well-documented and award-winning a Daytona as one will find. Attractive metallic finish with stress cracks at typical corner locations. Excellent panel gaps. Slightly scratched and wavy chrome. Some signs of interior use. Mouse hair too dark. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $726,000. A wonderful Daytona in attractive colors. Despite the wishful $800k– $1m pre-sale estimates, Daytona coupes usually trade hands between $600k–$750k. This car was a touch light and hence was well bought. #122-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona NART Spyder. S/N: 14897. Metallic pale blue/Arancione-tinted leather. Odo: 28,148 miles. Michelotti-bodied, one-off Spyder, commissioned by Luigi Chinetti Sr. All that is wrong with ’70s styling in one package (looking like a Bricklin mated with a TR7). Average paint with inconsistent panel gaps. Rubber fitting issues. Torn, worn seats. Kit-car quality. Cond: 3+. November 2018 141


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Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach, CA SOLD AT $572,000. I would have lost every bet that this would exceed the low estimate. This is how not to spend $572,000 and may be the best sale in the history of the automobile. #112-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFGJ34B000088083. Rosso Fuoco/Stoffa Vigogna. Odo: 16,464 km. German-delivered F40, spending much of its life in Japan. Classiche Red Book confirms numbers-matching engine and gearbox. Refurbished interior. Replacement glass with sloppy seals. Lexan sidescreen separation. Loose exterior trim throughout. With manuals, tools and cover. Overall, an F40 with many signs of enjoyment given its limited miles. Cond: 2-. with no evidence of track use. This lot did not originally sell in the room at a high bid of $900,000. A deal was made post-block at a market-correct price. #137-2011 FERRARI 599 SA Aperta convertible. S/N: ZFF72RHA5B0181885. Grigio Titanio/carbon fiber/Nero leather. Odo: 2,524 miles. One of 80 Apertas produced by Ferrari. Classiche Red Book certification. Über-low miles. Optional ($50k sticker) carbon-fiber roof. Essentially a new car with no signs of wear or use. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,050,000. F40s are very collectible, but not particularly rare. Bidders tend to prefer original, low-mileage, U.S.-spec, cars SOLD AT $1,072,500. Previously sold in 2017 at Gooding Scottsdale for $1,485,000 with nearly identical miles (SCM# 6813145). The Aperta bubble has burst, but they are still selling for seven figures for a car that is barely out of warranty. Sold at the correct, current market value. JAPANESE BEST BUY #166-1967 TOYOTA 2000GT coupe. S/N: MF1010100. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. U.S.-spec, LHD 2000GT in exceptional condition. Recent mechanical refurbishing, with incorrect Weber carburetors. Beautiful, wet-looking paint. Nice brightwork and details throughout. Gorgeous interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $550,000. This has been shopped around a bit recently, with this being its fifth auction appearance since Monterey 2015. Most recently it sold at Mecum’s Indy sale in May for $825,000 (SCM# 6838833). 2000GTs hit $1 million in the recent market peak. There seems to be one offered every year during the major auction weekend. Prices are falling, but this was an outstanding buy at the final hammer price. © 142 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA Bonhams — The Quail Lodge Auction A wide array of options made up the 135-car consignment list, from century-old icons to modern supercars Company Bonhams Date August 24, 2018 Location Carmel Valley, CA Auctioneers Rupert Banner, Malcolm Barber, James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 110/135 Sales rate 81% Sales total $37,621,910 High sale 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione coupe, sold at $3,525,000 Buyer’s premium No auction has a better appetizer. Quail, anyone? Report and photos by Michael Leven Market opinion in italics B onhams assembled an excellent and eclectic portfolio of cars for this year’s auction at Quail Lodge, ranging from century-old icons to the latest supercars. The spectrum was in evidence even before you made it through the small entry tent. There were 135 cars on the docket, with almost half of the consignments made up of Porsches (25), Ferraris (15), Jaguars (10), Mercedes and MGs (eight each). At the end of the day, 110 cars traded hands, equating to an 81% sellthrough rate. Total sales came to $37.6m, with the top seller being a 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Competizione coupe that made $3.5m. The run list was choreographed to keep things lively and avoid long stretches of no-sales. Fourteen of the first 20 consignments crossed the block without reserve, with 12 consecutive cars so offered mid-run. The sale closed with 13 of the final 20 cars trading hands at no reserve. Others were peppered in along the way; all told, more than half the cars (52.5%, to be exact) did not carry reserves. Bidders, however, did show a touch of reserve, with a good number of transactions hammering beneath their low estimates. Conversely, many sales exceeded their respective high estimates — some by considerable amounts. This dichotomy is consistent with the current market dynamic; the best cars continue to sell for very high prices, with much softer demand for good but lesser cars. Notable sales included a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K with interesting history that sold for a seemingly low $3.3m, 144 12% on first $250,000, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices a largely preserved ’55 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing with as-delivered Rudge wheels at a very stout $1.9m, and an infinitely pretty ’53 Siata 208S Spider that pulled in a healthy but appropriate $1.7m. A pair of wonderful Bentleys also sold: The impeccably restored 1928 6½ Litre commanded $1.7m, and the mostly unmolested ’29 4½ Litre example, still wearing its original Vanden Plas fabric body, pulled in $1.4m. Also, a couple of ’58 Porsche Speedsters did well, each selling for more than $500k. Bargains were to be had as well, and for some reason Jaguars of various flavors delivered most of the best values at this sale. My favorite was a handsome ’51 XK 120 OTS in Dove Gray over red — the engine and gearbox were correct replacements, but for $84k all in, I would just get in, drive and try to refrain from smirking. There was also a very original Carmen Red, California black-plate 1967 E-type with only 50k miles from new that sold at $92k. Another dozen cars — mostly Porsches — were sold from the Mead Collection, all at no reserve, with some setting world-record prices. An ’89 911 Turbo Flachbau cabriolet with fewer than 3,500 miles went for a whopping $456k, while a 1997 911 Turbo S with even fewer miles found a new home for $489k. The Meads also offered a genuine sleeper: a 14k-mile 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E hot rod in Anthracite (metallic gray), developed and assembled by Porsche, that sold for a not-so-stealthy $100k. More cars were offered this year than last, and yet totals fell notably — although it’s important to note that with last year’s McLaren F1 high sale of $15.6m factored out, this year’s totals are only slightly off from last August’s. All in all, this was a good day’s work for Bonhams in Carmel Valley. ♦ Sales Totals $120m $100m $80m $60m $40m $20m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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Bonhams Carmel, CA ENGLISH #93-1913 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Sil- ver Ghost London-Edinburgh tourer. S/N: 2371. Eng. # 10K. Cream/tan canvas/ Cinnamon leather. RHD. First sold in France to a well-known jeweler. Original body and engine removed when chassis was hidden in loft of a Paris home during WWII. Current body built in 1970 for another once-identical car, removed, and installed on subject car; kicker plate on body memorializes swap. Engine from 1914 RR. Restored to current state 25–30 years ago; still holding up very, very well. Paint excellent; nickel beautifully tinted. Cinnamon leather pristine. Giant electric headlights, trombone-flanged bulb horn, 80-mph speedo. Cond: 1-. ence, I dare say it was actually very pretty in its original baby blue and lean touring coachwork. Of course, it was the 6.5-liter cars that cemented Bentley’s reputation at Le Mans, making them highly desirable. Further, Barker only bodied 19 on that big and fast chassis, making them even more of a prize when they come available. This result is consistent with all the price guides and market-correct. #66-1929 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE Sports tourer. S/N: RL3427. Eng. # RL3429. Gray & black/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 21,469 miles. Originally owned by shipbuilding magnate Major E.G. Thomson, later patron of famed Ecurie Ecosse Scottish racing team. Fewer than 22k miles on the clock. Almost everything, from the spare-tire hanger to the paint on its original-fabric Vanden Plas body, is as it was when this car was born 89 years ago. Paint with countless interconnected cracks throughout but fully intact. Black seat leather only major item noted as refurbished; well broken in. Canvas top surely replaced as well. An absolutely amazing motorcar. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $280,000. On the heels of its overall victory at Le Mans in 1935, Lagonda was at the height of its reputation as a producer of top-quality touring cars. This car’s paint will need some attention in the future to maintain its presence; a straightforward task, but not a small one. Beyond that she looks ready to go to the next show. Even with the need for paint, the high bid was $70k shy of the low estimate, so the consignor was wise to wait for another day. #55-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 MC road- NOT SOLD AT $690,000. It is not uncommon for old Rolls-Royces (Bugattis and Bentleys too) to be referred to as bitsas; bits from this car, bits from that car, and so on. A composite of different cars, if you will. Our subject car is definitely a bitsa. The high bid here did not hit the low estimate, but still would have been very strong even for a more original car. Not sure what everyone was thinking, but the car should have sold. #20-1928 BENTLEY 6½ LITRE tourer. S/N: BR2354. Eng. # BR2361. Light blue & black/black canvas/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 276 miles. Originally delivered in England, followed by 75-year stint in South Africa. Repatriated to Jolly Olde within the past decade. Aluminum body removed from original frame and repaired. All mechanicals rebuilt, all nickel surfaces replated. Interior done in proper Connolly leather; wood refinished with correct sheen. All finishes to concours standard, but not over-restored. Only nits were slight tarnishing on windshield frame and discoloration on running boards. Cond: 1-. ster. S/N: S811495DN. Eng. # G40648S. Burgundy/Chestnut leather. Odo: 49,754 miles. Out of long-term ownership. Once owned by Portland, OR, Jaguar dealer Monte Shelton, and it participated in many of his road rallies. Equipped with C-type head and factory overdrive from new. Paint very good; chrome/brightwork with some light pitting. Leather seats very inviting; broken in but a bit dry. Comes with driving lights, Moto-Lita wood steering wheel, Heritage Trust certificate, owner’s manual and service records since 1990s. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,435,000. Sold at Bonhams Goodwood in 2005 for $337,565 (SCM# 1563522). Today’s Bentley collectors take a somewhat casual approach to matching numbers and the like, so parts are interchanged or upgraded as necessary; these cars get used, after all, and must be always maintained and road-ready. Our subject car is the antithesis to that philosophy, which is what makes it almost singular. That this car sold well above market and its lofty high estimate is of no consequence, for if it is respected as it has been for almost nine decades, it will always be more of a treasure tomorrow. Can I hear an amen? SOLD AT $1,655,000. At the risk of misrepresenting this big car’s capabilities and pres- 146 #24-1936 LAGONDA LG45 tourer. S/N: 12043. Eng. # 12043. Burgundy/tan canvas/ burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 5,081 miles. Originally dark gray over Mulberry, and restored in current colors more than 20 years ago. Paint starting to get thin and starting to bubble in spots; prep marks beginning to show, pinstriping fading. Scuffs on cowl, hood and hood-shut surfaces; big cracks on driver’s door. Chrome very good; spotting on fold-flat windshield, fuel filler and horns. Brooklands windscreens. Leather well maintained and sumptuous. Gearbox recently rebuilt. Several trophies from unnamed concours included in sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $112,000. Still show-worthy at all but the biggest events, but mellowed to the point where it can be used and enjoyed without great concern. MC specification provides spirited driving while overdrive makes any long stretches more pleasant. Beautiful colors, excellent presentation and good provenance; this was a good buy at less than the cost of the restoration. #100-1955 SWALLOW DORETTI con- vertible. S/N: 1292. Eng. # TS5666. Cream/ blue canvas/light blue leather. Odo: 73,538 miles. Purchased totally complete by consignor from original owner’s family. Restored between 2010–13. Excellent workmanship; not overdone (but certainly better than new). Paint excellent save a crack around boot lid. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA Fender top trim not quite straight. Chrome excellent. Blue interior lovely; matching leather door caps “stitched” to body with white leather strips. Most underpinnings, switch gear from Triumph TR2; equipped with Lucas driving lights and overdrive transmission. Believed to be last Doretti produced. Cond: 1. mentality for cars this degraded and where nothing is even close to original. Left-handdrive examples are fairly rare, but you can still buy one that’s already in driver condition for a little bit more money. Very, very, very well sold. #10-1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 881329. Eng. # RA6262-9. Opalescent Silver Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 60,066 miles. Comprehensive nut-andbolt restoration within past few years, with bare-metal respray. Chassis and suspension components media-blasted and refinished. Engine refreshed; transmission rebuilt. Multistage paint well blocked and good from two feet, but with lots of small subsurface flaws. Newish top. Older carpets stick out against nicely done new seat leather. All matching numbers as confirmed by Heritage Certificate. Handbook, toolkit and jack included in sale. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $131,600. Classy, understated presentation really does this car justice. Decidedly Italian styling makes it more attractive but more expensive than other British sports cars, while it looks cheap compared to the more powerful but similar-looking red cars. A couple traded hands in 2016, one on each side of the pond but at very similar prices. This car may carry a premium for being the last built, but $50k more than those sold two years ago? Looks like a matter of two determined bidders refusing to blink first. Consider that Worldwide sold this car at their 2013 Lake Forest, IL, sale for $26,400 (SCM# 6650997). Very well sold. #63-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N: DB4525L. Eng. # 370546. Gold/black leather. Odo: 66,699 miles. “Barn find” originally sold to owner of Continental Divide Raceway in Colorado. Consignor owned it for 36 years. Last registered in New York in 1994; barn-stored in/near NYC. Floors appear solid, but with surface rust. Some bubbling in lower doors, rockers. Off-color/partial respray(s) at unspecified time(s) with scuffs, chips, cracks; might buff out to shabby chic. Same for chrome; bright trim better. Painted wire wheels rusty, so close inspection warranted. Dashboard cracked; repop seat covers decent. Wood steering wheel and gauges okay. Cond: 4-. Modern electric fan behind grille and small dangling light bulb under hood give pause. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $370,000. Bodied in the Netherlands and originally registered in Paris to an Italian gentleman living in Belgium; if only the car were this vibrant.... I really did like this car, but it desperately needs a little pizzazz in keeping with its sporting nature. A few of these sell every year, and if you look at individual sales, prices can vary by $200k. This was a decent example of its type, but it lacked the flashy coachwork, attractive paint or special history that commands a premium, so the high bid looked pretty generous to me. #40-1948 TALBOT-LAGO T26 Record SOLD AT $235,200. Paint color listed as Opalescent Silver Gray but looks very lightly gold in some light, green in other light, and all very striking against red interior. Bidding was painfully slow on this car, but in the end, Auctioneer Knight coaxed every last dime out of the two combatants. Final price landed right in the middle of the estimate range but looked quite strong for the car’s condition. Numberone money for a number-two car. Well sold. FRENCH #95-1946 DELAHAYE 135 M coupe. S/N: 800311. Maroon & tan/red leather. RHD. Odo: 48,605 km. Believed to be one of only three Delahayes bodied by Van Leersum. Twotone paint well done some time ago—no flaws, but tired. Colors not dowdy, but close. Very stylish, blade-style aluminum bumpers. Brightwork a mix of good and not; delicate and lovely hand-formed grille surround looks to have been poorly repaired. Red leather very nice; Cotal pre-selector shifter on stalk next to huge (two-foot diameter) steering wheel. SOLD AT $434,000. Astons are notorious for lower body and chassis rust. It’s a king’s ransom to repair, so I hope the buyer is either a marque expert or hired one to go over the car. I still struggle to understand the barn-find 148 “ Sport Coupe De Ville. S/N: 100238. Eng. # 26347. White & blue/light blue leather. RHD. Desirable high-performance Record Sport specification. Saoutchik display car at 1950 Paris Salon; winner of Le Grand Prix du Salon. Restored to world-class standard in 2014. Never shown in a modern concours. Wilson pre-selector gearbox. Three of four wide whitewalls with slight soiling. Driver’s door handle with tape warning, “Don’t Touch.” Cond: 1. SOLD AT $962,000. Quite possibly the most spectacular car in the auction. Very distinct house styling, but less flamboyant than some of Saoutchik’s other work. While they might not have been so obvious on a less-pristine Quite possibly the most spectacular car in the auction. Very distinct house styling, but less flamboyant than some of Saoutchik’s other work. 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Sport Coupe De Ville ” Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA car, I couldn’t understand how such an otherwise-magnificent car could be displayed with dirty tires. Oh well, whoever took it home has a minor project before its debut on the show field. No-sale on the block at $850k, but a deal was struck at a pre-commission price not far above the original high bid. Expensive, but worth every single penny. #57-1961 FACEL VEGA EXCEL- LENCE EX1 sedan. S/N: B104Z. Teal metallic/ tan leather. Odo: 29,741 miles. Stated “ground-up restoration” in 2017 appears to be cosmetic only. Paint (except jambs), interior, and long, wide stainless rocker panels all done very well. Other stuff.... Chrome mostly good; cracked and scratched in several areas. Stainless trim rough. Rubber seals range from sound to perished. Pillarless abutting front/rear side windows did not abut; at least a one-inch gap between. Engine room generally unkempt. A/C belt MIA; new white Interstate battery jarring. Mastercraft brand tires do not inspire confidence. Cond: 3. bit generous, and is only an average of some #2 and some #4 aspects to the car. Given all the work that probably remains on this car, I was not surprised that it did not sell against a very robust $200k lower estimate. Caveat emptor. #132-1972 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N: AC7200SB4954. Green/tan leather. Odo: 2,431 miles. Offered by owner of 40 years. Bare-metal repaint at some time very well applied—a bit thick in spots, but likely as good or better than new. Chrome very good; stainless trim excellent. Wraparound headlight cover clear; all glass unmarked. Taillights asnew. Cognac leather redone and excellent. Aftermarket speakers in rear deck. Underhood very tidy. Front, mid-mounted Maserati V6 set far into cowl; remarkably compact unit. Hydraulic reservoirs, hoses all dry and sound; all belts in good repair. Cond: 2-. sanely expensive stuff has been done, and this one was ready to enjoy. Well bought. #86-1974 ALPINE A110 coupe. S/N: BA0828. Eng. # 000784. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 14,975 km. Two-owner car and raced from new. Still competes in vintage road racing and rallying; ran in Le Mans Classic in 2016. Claimed mostly original; paint seems far too good, however, despite some cracking in swales of front fiberglass bodywork. Right outside mirror spray-painted—not quite body color. New headlight covers. Rides on original Alpine cast-aluminum wheels with welded-in centers. Deep racing buckets very comfortable and showing little wear. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Only 137 EX1s were built; three with factory sunroofs from new. As I have a penchant for rare, unusual cars, I desperately wanted to like this one, but all the inconsistencies turned me off completely. My Condition 3 rating is probably a SOLD AT $95,200. As a young punk in the ’70s, I remember having an SM in our class at a car show and wondering what all the fuss was about; we had a Cobra and this was just some goofy French car. I’ve since come to appreciate the crazy, cool engineering and along with many others, gave this one a good hard look at the preview. Collectors have also woken up and are giving the SM a lot of love. While the price here was strong, all the in- SOLD AT $82,880. Alpine team rally cars can command prices into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but with mostly minor race history, there is little or no value conferred here. Still, the car has been used as intended by the original owner for over 40 years, and with recent competition use, it should not have any deferred maintenance. For a fully vetted car with a good backstory and the possibility for dual-purpose use, the price looks fair for both parties, with a slight nod toward the seller. GERMAN #109-1913 MERCEDES 28/60 phaeton. S/N: 16352. Eng. # 16352. Burgundy & black/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Early history unknown, but likely delivered in London; in U.S. by mid-’50s. In long-term family ownership and largely restored to current state in 2007. Rarely shown but frequently toured pre/post-refurbishment; restoration still showfield ready. Several updates to facilitate touring: modern starter, alternator, electric conversion of Ducellier acetylene headlights, turn signals, etc. Partially mounted spare tire/rims set away from body to facilitate gear shifting. Cond: 1. 150 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA NOT SOLD AT $720,000. It’s easy to forget how big this type of car really is and how audacious their builders were so early in automobile history. A genuinely impressive piece that is still being driven today. And despite what is said about such cars losing favor among current car collectors, they still pull big numbers when traded. Within that context, the high bid was within the “coulda sold” zone, but if the consignor is not in a hurry to sell, there is likely more money out there. #53-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K phaeton. S/N: 113696. Eng. # 113696. Silver/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 31,320 km. Originally blue with black fenders and brought to the U.S. by two servicemen in the early ’50s. Owned for some time in the ’60s by famed industrial and automotive designer Brooks Stevens. Well documented in Automobile Quarterly during this period. Restored in the ’90s in its current colors for the Imperial Palace Collection. Shown at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island in ’08 and ’10, respectively, and still showing very well. Cond: 2+. Reserve came off at hammer price. While the sale price is in line with the database and book ranges, this still seems (dare I say?) kind of cheap for a supercharged, pre-war Mercedes-Benz. Looks well bought to me. #74-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Sports roadster. S/N: 154080. Eng. # 154080. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 34,760 km. Silver and black in the ’50s. Severely burned and body destroyed in 1960. Replacement body, full restoration over 20 years from mid’70s. Much conjecture in catalog verbiage about this period regarding body configuration and coachwork details; period photographs of car pre-fire completely at odds with text. Next sold to Imperial Palace Collection; mid-’90s restoration with red color change, still showing 2+ condition. Sold to Gen. William Lyon, then to consignor in 2007. Reserve off at hammer price. Cond: 2+. ster) 540Ks. Any penalty for the rebody is balanced out by the stunning, one-of-a-kind coachwork. A fair sale all around. (See profile, p. 102.) #27-1939 BMW 328 roadster. S/N: 85446. Eng. # 85446. White/tan leather. Odo: 150 miles. In current ownership since 1988. Paint once to very high standard, but now with severe cracking throughout—especially on front fenders. Brightwork mostly good but a bit tarnished; some chipping as well. Newer windshield made from safety glass. Oversized gauges have printing on the glass, causing distracting shadows. Leather quite charming, but with light soiling and starting to crack. Modern-looking wheels correct; appears recently painted over modest prep. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,215,000. Extremely handsome and dignified in its lithe, sporty Tourenwagen coachwork and silver-over-red livery. Having been in Stevens’ ownership for several years, it begs the question if this elegant coachwork was the inspiration for his later Excalibur cars; I’m sure I am not the first to suggest so. SOLD AT $3,277,500. RM sold this car at their 2007 Monterey auction for $2,530,000 (SCM# 1570518). The inconsistencies in the catalog are curious, but what is certain is that this is a real 540K roadster—it was the only one bodied by Mayfair in London—and there seems to be some confusion around the modern rebody. Also certain is that this is a spectacular and dramatic car. Sales price here is aligned with other unique (non-Special road- SOLD AT $621,000. This car has seen little use recently, and will likely need a bit of fettling before hitting the road again. At minimum, the pre-historic Avons will need to be replaced. As this car is eligible for almost any event on the planet, it might be best to just go through the mechanicals and do the rounds. While the work won’t be cheap, there’s enough room in the value to accommodate the expense and still be right-side up. Sold over the phone. Correctly bought and sold. #117-1950 VERITAS SCORPION cab- riolet. S/N: 5095. Eng. # 73095. Blue/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 4,458 km. Restored in the early ’90s to a technically good standard. Metallic Royal Blue paint still quite good; some chips on truck and door edges. Mottled dark brown leather quite inviting on its own. Tan top decent. Correct wheels nicely chromed but out of place stylistically, as are the wide-whitewall radial tires. Unpainted, unpolished aluminum bumpers of unknown origin, may just be cut from flat stock. Individual areas well done, but collectively it all looks a bit unscripted.... Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $450,000. Veritas built small, sporty cars in the ’40s and ’50s based on the pre-war BMW 328. They were simple, elegant, 152 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA and could hold their own on the racetrack. Bonhams offered a beautiful gray-over-gray Scorpion at Quail Lodge three years ago, and it sold for $900,700. Our subject car was a no-sale at $450,000. The simple difference? One was sublime in its presentation, while our subject car was dressed in a mismatched and garish livery. While taste and preferences are usually personal and subjective, today they had a price tag. Woof! #13-1958 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Super convertible D. S/N: 85720. Eng. # 610402. Ruby Red/brown canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 3,816 miles. Wearing original colors and nicely redone. Paint very good single stage with excellent shine. Gaps good but not great; chrome same, with some pockmarks. Mesh-covered headlights; U.S.-spec bumpers. Chromed steel wheels. Mottled, tan vinyl seat covers taut; new square-weave carpet without any wear or marks. Top under tonneau but appears newer. Powered by replacement 356B engine; original 1600 Super engine case comes with sale. Titled as a 1959. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $114,800. Overall not much to complain about. Strong but not stupid money paid here. Full disclosure: Albert Blue, with its distinct purple cast, has always been one of my favorite early 911 colors (especially when paired with tan), so I’m a bit of a sucker on this one. With that qualifier, I think the slight premium paid is okay, and the new owner will be just fine over the long haul. Slightly well sold today. #8-1983 PORSCHE 911SC cabriolet. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZDS151721. Eng. # 63D5222. White/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 24,383 miles. A more powerful Euro model imported new in 1983 by a Maryland dealer and sold for first time some years later. First titled owner covered fewer than 24k miles over the next 33 years. Second owner commissioned light refurbishment, including new top, dashpad, door inserts and paint. All presents as-new—save for slightly drying seat covers, worn driver’s seat bolster and exposed welting at same location. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $196,000. Not sold last year at Mecum’s Monterey sale with a high bid of $170,000 (SCM# 6847265). The convertible D was an interim model built ostensibly as a more civilized version of the Speedster until the debut of the 356B about a year later. This one was well done, and the sale price was right on the money. Well bought and sold. #28-1970 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N: 9110220628. Eng. # 6204038. Albert Blue/tan leather. Odo: 15,696 miles. Recent nut-andbolt restoration very good. Bare-metal repaint appears thick and well applied, with only some orange peel and a run near engine deck lid to complain about. Some scratching on the brightwork. Tan leather very good; Coco mats an appropriate period touch. H4 lights and European taillights nice upgrades. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $53,200. The SC was a nice step up from the previous-generation 911 and to this day is a gratifying car to drive. The convertible top makes this example great for a weekend outing, and the extra “umph” of the European spec gives this one even more appeal. On the pricey side for an SC, but this is a car that needs nothing and that you could own and enjoy forever, given the near-bulletproof nature of the model. It seems odd that this car would need a repaint after so few miles, or that one with so few miles would be offered at no reserve. But if low miles are real, this was sold at current market value. #110-1996 PORSCHE 911 GT2 Club Sport coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ99ZS392151. White/black cloth. Odo: 39,531 km. Club Sport version built from extremely limited run of 57 standard GT2 road cars, with an increase of 50 hp. 500 pounds of “unnecessary weight” removed over stock 993 Turbo; reversion to two-wheel (rear) drive, aluminum doors, lightweight Speedline wheels with magnesium centers, radio delete, etc. Sonderwunsch (Special Wishes) options on this car include fog lights, a/c, anti-theft, power windows. Entertainment system added later. If sold into the U.S., not currently licensable—not federalized and otherwise not old enough. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,105,000. Our subject car sold for almost $400k under the low estimate, but this price is actually closer to market-correct than it appears. The Club Sport upgrade certainly November 2018 153


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Bonhams Carmel, CA Fiat engine sourced and car restored around turn of century. Car re-restored by Epifani Restorations in 2012. Class award winner at Pebble Beach in 2015; also invited to Villa d’Este Concours in 2016. An amazing journey. Cond: 1. #62-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II commands a bit of a premium over standard GT2s, which normally trade around the Bonhams sale price. So while this car was decidedly well bought, the low estimate was somewhat ambitious. If the new owner lives in the U.S., this will be a very expensive track toy until 2021, when it will be old enough to be licensed. ITALIAN #99-1948 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 com- petizione coupe. S/N: 920002. Eng. # 921002. Red/brown corduroy. RHD. Odo: 4,023 km. Only survivor of two built. Bulletproof provenance. Shown at Pebble Beach in ’05; second in class. Paint well applied but a bit dull; mostly free of flaws, save a few scuffs and age-related subsurface scratches, dimpling/ sinkage. Hand-painted Quadrifoglio and race numbers. Hand-formed grille looks new and slightly incongruous with rest of car. Rides on old but pristine Engleberts. Not especially well detailed. 2,870 miles added since sale in 2013. Cond: 2. cabriolet. S/N: 2039GT. Eng. # 2039GT. Grigio Fumo/black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 58,629 miles. Originally delivered to Switzerland, in U.S. soon thereafter. Last restored in 2007; returned to original Grigio Fumo hue (Smoke Gray Metallic). Interior now beige (more “pumpkin,” methinks), but was originally Rossa. Excellent quality work. Only ding is casual detailing on Borranis. Numerous awards, including twice at Ferrari holy-grail event Cavallino Classic; in 2012 car was given prestigious Platinum Award. Has Ferrari Classiche Red Book, original factory hard top and reproduction tool roll. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,655,000. “Simple and elegant” is the only way to describe this car; to further embellish its unadorned perfection with additional superlatives would be a disservice to its very essence. Suffice it to say that this car would have been worth it well beyond the $1.8m high estimate. In a case of hindsight sees best, Christie’s sold this car at their ’93 Pebble Beach sale for $38,000 (SCM# 1531400). (See profile, p. 98.) #33-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT Series VI coupe. S/N: B20S1791. Eng. # B20N3569. Dark blue/blue & tan leather & cloth. Odo: 91,335 km. Consignor has owned this car since 1984, at which time it was reportedly comprehensively restored. It has not fared well in the interim. Appears to have been registered as recently as 2007, in Texas. Paint was once pretty good; now with chips, cracks and bubbles throughout. Windshield cracked. Seat covers actually appear okay, but with no padding underneath—seat springs can be seen through the upholstery. Ancient racing lap belts with terribly oxidized latching mechanisms. Gauges yellowing; floors covered with non-automotive rubber mats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,525,000. With a very successful race history in period in the most important events, particularly the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, this car is the real deal. I watched it sell in 2013 (by Gooding for $4,840,000 at Pebble Beach, SCM# 6474474), where there were several bidders still in the hunt well above the winning bid this time around. At the time I wrote, “Sometimes we justify big prices by saying, ‘Find another.’ Well, you can’t, so you pay to play. This is the market price.” So the times, they are a-changing, and those were some expensive miles. Well bought, even slightly above the high estimate. #44-1953 SIATA 208S roadster. S/N: BS518. Eng. # BS078. Cream/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 72 km. First owner immediately removed Fiat engine and replaced it with small-block Chevy. Replacement Otto Vu engine installed around 1990. Car sold without replacement engine in mid-’90s. Third correct 154 SOLD AT $1,682,500. The guide books are an interesting study for this car; it seems that after the run-up earlier in the decade, this model hasn’t really moved up or down. There were a couple of $2 million-plus sales at the peak in 2014, but the hammer price here is bang on the four- to five-year average. There were over 900 250 GT cabriolets built (approximately 200 of the Series II), so while not common, they’re not exceedingly rare in Enzoera terms, which may explain the price stability. Whatever the reason, this looks like a fair transaction all around. #70-1962 FERRARI 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N: 3337GT. Eng. # 3337GT. Grigio Ferro/red leather. Odo: 47,715 miles. Originally a different shade of metallic gray with black leather. Owned by a who’s who of Ferrari folk: Steve Earle, Harley Cluxton, Chip Connor. Restored in Fly Yellow in 2001. Refreshed in 2014, then re-restored in 2015 in current livery. World-class finished product. Numerous awards and appearances at prestigious events including Pebble Beach in 2010 and 2017. Comes with Classiche Red Book, build sheets, complete history from new, and full documentation of latest restoration. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Everything about this car said, “Drive at your peril.” One potential bidder got out of the car and said, “The brake pedal is soft.” It probably had something to do with the master-cylinder plunger lying on the fluid reservoir—just a guess. While good B20s are still doing well—perhaps even appreciating—tired old things like this are not. These are not cheap to refurbish, and goodness only knows what other surprises are lurking, so the high bid looked right to me. NOT SOLD AT $8,700,000. The SWB market helped lead the “get rich quick” Ferrari market earlier this decade when prices nearly tri- Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Carmel, CA Market Moment pled from $4m to more than $11m. This car was last purchased at the steepest part of that rise. Now, even things of the Cavallino Rampante type are subject to a softening market, but not so much as to accept the high bid. Money offered was light by $1m–$1.5m, so the consignor correctly walked away. Courtesy of Bonhams 1972 Porsche 911 RS Outlaw Sold at $184,800 Bonhams Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA, August 24, 2018; Lot 64 Chassis number: 9112101838 based custom cars. Three factors are turbocharging this movement: • The beautiful, well-made, superbly promoted and priced-to-the-moon Singer 911. T • The SoCal-based R-Gruppe aficionados who appear positively bored with standard Porsche offerings. • The availability of 911 bodies that have been dismantled for parts — but can be economically repurposed today. Although buyers often display few worries about originality, we must remember that modified 911s, even from big names like RUF, are built in painfully small numbers — even if they do get most of the headlines. So, why the surge in demand? Purchasers may be looking to drive a “new” car without the foibles that interfere with frequent use of 50-year-old machines. Or they may want to be the proud owner of the only one like it in their neighborhood. Perhaps they simply enjoy the broad power bands these Outlaw machines provide. At first blush, this car looks like a Carrera RS replica, but the modified engine makes it closer to a Singer than a production Porsche. Starting with a 3.2-liter case, the builder added displacement with custom pistons and topped it off with dual-plug ignition, non-OEM throttle bodies, and an aftermarket Mega Squirt electronic fuel-injection system. This is all the stuff of race cars — but not much to do with early 911 vintage power. In addition, the suspension has been seri- ously stiffened to aid in high-speed maneuvers. The effect will be a rather firm ride at legal highway speeds. The price of $184,800 exceeds the value of a beautifully restored 911T — and indicates the market for hot-rod Porsche 911s has never been better. This car was well sold, given its unusual build specs that make it neither the fastest example nor one that remains true to the stock RS vibe. But in other ways, say, if you wanted a car to drive home from the Quail Lodge at very high speeds, this one certainly qualifies. In that way, it can also be seen as well bought given prices for modified 911s with big engines from better-known specialty producers. Viva la imaginación! — Jim Schrager 156 156 Sports Car Market he era of the 911 Outlaw has arrived. The Porsche 911 market is now broadly fascinated with well-done — or even over-the-top — 911- SOLD AT $373,500. Dinos have enjoyed a nice rise in values over the past few years but don’t seem to have suffered price decreases as much as other cars in the current market. In fact, one source shows prices trending up again in 2018! Even so, given it’s no longer fresh, this example did better than it might have, I would suggest due to its very handsome and unique colors (read: not red and tan). For the moment, anyway, this car appears to be a touch well sold. #36-1985 LANCIA DELTA S4 Stradale coupe. S/N: ZLA038AR000000033. Red metallic/tan leather. Odo: 21,557 km. Turbocharged and supercharged, mid-engine, tubeframed homologation special of the Delta street car for Group B rallying. The racing version of this car made somewhere around 500 hp, compared to the relatively tame 300 hp of this car. Refurbishment of paint and interior leaves this car more or less as-new. Entire front-and-rear, one-piece body sections hinged and easily removable. Fiberglass body fit pretty good; no headlight bezels to save weight. Lancia badge on back deck MIA. Cond: 1-. #7-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N: 03496. Blue/Tobacco leather. Odo: 61,641 miles. Originally white over red. Current single-stage blue paint not a period factory color, but very well applied by the late Wayne Obry’s Motion Products. Car has chairs but no flares, as it currently wears beautifully broken-in Daytona-style seats. Cromodoras repainted over middling prep. Engine bay clean and dry. Nothing overly detailed, but a tidy presentation. Cond: 2.


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Bonhams Carmel, CA SOLD AT $423,000. They called them “The Killer Bs” because this ungodly fast generation of rally cars, um, killed several drivers, which in turn killed Group B. For perspective, while working for a Porsche 962 GTP team (also ungodly fast cars), I went to a World Championship rally for the MUCH MORE docile Group A successor cars. I left more than a little impressed with how fast this detuned formula was, and with little doubt as to why Group B was banned the year before. This icon of the era was well bought by a brave soul. AMERICAN #32-1950 HUDSON COMMODORE Six convertible. S/N: 50278280. White & gold/ tan canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 22,637 miles. Once the property of Lt. Frank Bullitt, aka “The King of Cool,” aka Steve McQueen. Worn and marked-up paint; poor tape lines, especially between white upper body and gold lowers. Canvas top looks quite sound; tan cover so old it looks brown from staining. Seats with three different colors of red vinyl. Chrome terrible; most rubber seals perished. Art Deco gauges yellowed; painted woodgrain dash/door uppers actually pretty good. Seriously, I was thinking about a test drive because it is perfect. Seriously. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $98,000. Needs everything, but nobody in their right mind “ 158 show-field quality. Rich paint without flaw; same for chrome. Matching leather inviting. Straked vents on side and rear quarters; exposed wide-whitewall spare fared into trunk. Distinct Cadillac air cleaner under hood; tuned 331 makes around 250 hp. Cond: 1. would actually change ANYTHING. What, with the King of Cool himself having buffed THIS seat vinyl personally? Crazy talk. When McQueen’s 1970 911S sold at Monterey a few years back, it hammered for around a 10-times multiple of a mortal man’s similar car. This tired old Hudson hammering for around that same multiplier from a workaday example doesn’t look so bad now. I’m calling this a market-correct sale. #39-1956 FINA SPORT convertible. S/N: 7543. Eng. # 8S7543. Burgundy/black canvas/ burgundy leather. Odo: 20,255 miles. Built by Perry Fina, an established race-car tuner and Allard dealer in New York, in conjunction with Vignale. Only three Finas built; this is the sole restored example. Convertible version won Concours d’Elegance award at 1956 Philadelphia Autorama. Recently restored to A beautiful, one-off boulevard cruiser in the same mold as a Dual-Ghia. It was hard to photograph as it was always surrounded by a crowd during the preview. 1956 Fina Sport convertible SOLD AT $775,000. A beautiful, one-off boulevard cruiser in the same mold as a DualGhia. Shown at Hershey 2018 only, it’s ready for its debut at any other major show. It was hard to photograph as it was always surrounded by a crowd during the preview. Something like this is hard to value, but Bonhams had a $750k–$900k estimate on it, which, if considered like a Chrysler/Ghia show car of the same era, seems about right. It was a $700k no-sale in the room, but a deal was done post-block. A fair transaction all around. ” #31-1964 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N: CSX2328. Eng. # PA4539. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 1,376 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored to as-delivered colors around 2010, per original invoice and period photos. Late-run car with desirable rack-and-pinion steering. Well optioned with whitewall tires, wind wings, luggage rack, external mirror, radio and seat belts (!). Excellent show-quality work from front to back without fault. Only visual nits are seemingly unrestored gauges—nice, but appearance is jarring with everything else brand new. Limited but important show history at Hilton Head and Amelia Island. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $950,000. While the smallblock Cobra market has been pretty steady for a while, even here we’ve seen limited but continued softening of prices. This very car was sold at this very auction a year ago for $1,089,000—strong money (SCM# 6844494). So the estimate range this time around, $1.1m–$1.3m, looked a tad aspirational. Conversely, the high bid here looked a bit opportunistic. Seller was wise to wait for another day, which will surely come. © Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA Mecum Auctions — The Daytime Auction All things factored in, this was the best year for gross sales for Mecum over its decade of hosting auctions at Monterey Car Week Company Mecum Auctions Date August 23–25, 2018 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Russ Coughlin Automotive lots sold/offered 362/697 Sales rate 52% Sales total $45,691,975 High sale 1933 Duesenberg Model J Bohman & Schwartz convertible coupe, sold at $3,850,000 Buyer’s premium Two Duesies bring big money — top-selling 1933 Duesenberg Model J Bohman & Schwartz convertible coupe sold at $3,850,000 (foreground), and the 1929 Duesenberg Model J 4-door convertible sedan sold at $1,155,000. Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics I t was a good year for Mecum at Monterey. At their home at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa, Mecum had 54 more consigned vehicles, 35 more sales, and realized over $12 million more in sales than last year. All this was done with one fewer day of selling cars (forgoing the Wednesday segment this year). But far and away, the strongest segment here was Mecum’s usual base of mid-level collector cars — especially vintage SUVs and pickups. All things factored in, this was the best year for gross sales in the 10 years that Mecum has pitched a tent and sold cars during Monterey Car Week. Despite this being a stellar year for Mecum, it could’ve been significantly better. The sell-through rate was almost on par with last year’s 51%. Modern supercar sales were weak here — the vast majority failed to meet their reserves, in some cases by significant amounts. To put it in another light, in terms of cars bid to over a million dollars, Mecum had more than twice as many cars that failed to sell — only six of which were built before 1990 — than cars than actually did hammer sold (18 versus seven, respectively). Even adding in the three cars that realized more than a million once the buyer’s fee was added, only one of those was a modern car, and one was a CCCA Full Classic. 160 Topping sales was one of two Duesenbergs out of the three offered. While the 1933 Model J Bohman & Schwartz convertible coupe had been offered here in past years, this year it rang the bell at $3.9m. The other sold Duesie — a 1929 Model J Murphy Convertible Sedan — fetched $1.2m. Between them were two modern Ferraris, including a 2014 LaFerrari that did $3.2m and a 2003 Enzo which realized $2.9m, an auction veteran 1989 Porsche 962 race car that finally sold for $2.2m, and an original Lamborghini Miura P400S that changed hands for $1.2m. Some folks may argue that other venues with very high profile cars — with one achieving a new world record for a car to sell at auction — buoyed all the other auctions. As far as Mecum goes, I don’t feel that was the case. If anything, the poor showing of supercars would indicate those who were serious about those cars weren’t at The Daytime Auction. The trends that did surface at Mecum were a Sales Totals $50m rekindling of interest in CCCA Full Classics (as three were members of the million-dollar club here, plus others selling strongly for less) and that the more pedestrian muscle cars and trucks that buyers are familiar with are selling well if they are in top-shelf condition. Dana Mecum is a shrewd enough business- man to be able to look at what sold and didn’t sell and sculpt the docket for next year’s edition of his sale on the Peninsula to do even better. I look forward to it. ♦ $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 10%, included in sold prices


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA ENGLISH #S6-1972 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N: CC80647U. Mustard yellow/black vinyl, yellow hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 62,805 miles. Equipped with hard and soft tops, plus Rally wheels shod with Redline radials. Stated that it’s a one-owner car and never restored. However, it has an old mediocre repaint—in more of a stale mustard color than the original Saffron Yellow—that didn’t get better with age. Thick masking lines abound and has heavy paint runs in the hood drip channels. Rust blisters forming over headlights. Replacement windshield delaminating at several places along edges. Triumph Club decal on hard top’s backlight. Sketchy door fit. Back bumper replated over patchy rust. Aftermarket radio antenna. Washed-off engine bay. Mostly homemade wiring. Aftermarket air cleaners. Older replacement seats, still in good shape. Aftermarket wood shift knob and steering wheel. 1990s-era AM/FM/cassette deck in the stock radio’s location; homemade box speakers. Throw-away fire extinguisher mounted behind the seats. Faded original carpeting and seat belts. Extra parts in the trunk. Cond: 3-. engine bay, and nearly as clean undercarriage. Original, painted wire wheels with chromed counter weights, shod with reproduction Michelins. Cond: 2. #S129-1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 2-dr se- SOLD AT $577,500. With 180 made, the Cabriolet B—featuring rear-quarter windows— was the most popular body fitted to the 387 to 419 (figures vary—even from Mercedes) 540Ks built from 1936 through 1939. This one was last seen in our database as selling at Christie’s Rétromobile 2007 auction in Paris for $519,088 (SCM# 1568731); here it was consigned by the Academy of Art University, along with eight other CCCA Full Classics. If these are to your liking, this was actually reasonably bought, although the shallow increase in this car’s last two sales at auction shows that it’s pretty much a flat market. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. The only upsides here were that it did run and didn’t have wellventilated floorboards from rust (or at least not yet). Best-case scenario is that you can drive it and don’t really care until the Prince of Darkness smites it and leaves you along the side of the road, then conduct a DIY restoration. Mecum was actually bold enough to give this a guesstimate of $17k to $25k. Heck, at this final bid they should’ve taken it and ran to the bank to cash the check. GERMAN #S92.1-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K cabriolet B. S/N: 169350. Black/black cloth soft top/red leather. Odo: 264 km. Verified as being ordered through Mercedes-Benz of Berlin, and originally used as a demonstrator. Its history from then until it was comprehensively restored over a decade ago was either not known or not disclosed. Stated that original engine, chassis and body have stayed together since new. Superb body fit and paintwork, even years after restoration. Windshield seal getting chalky. All chrome was superbly replated for a show-quality finish, more so than the original, slightly muted gloss. Slight discoloration on exhaust flex-pipe plating. Dealer-accessory center-mounted driving light. Well-fitted upholstery work, now showing some light wrinkling patina on front seat bottoms. Minimal carpet wear. Well-detailed 162 #S91-1958 PORSCHE 550A Spyder. S/N: 550A0141. Polished aluminum/blue cloth. Odo: 308 miles. Sold on a bill of sale. Finished with the bare aluminum bodywork polished a few years back, when the car got a concise restoration; still eye-catching, but starting to dull a bit, and has a few small stone dimples. The only Porsche badging on the car is a gold-tone block-letter bar and the traditional cloisonné crest on front compartment lid. Pacific Northwest Region, PCA enginegrille badge. Minimal scuffing of plexiglass windscreen. Seats are essentially bare aluminum shells, with a loose blue cloth pad for each seat bottom. Wood-spoke wheel in excellent condition. Original wheels shod with reproduction Dunlop race tires. Cond: 2-. dan. S/N: 4290376. Chamonix White/black leather. Per the BMW-issued certificate on car, sold new in Verona, Italy, and still retains an Italian front license plate. Professionally restored within the decade by a marque-enthusiast shop. Superb repaint—actually better than originally manufactured. Good application of the repro graphics. Faded original engine speed-warning decal in the windshield. All brightwork reconditioned or replaced. Minimal seat wrinkling. Mostly original interior, but with new door panels. Period Euro-spec Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, modern retro Coco floor mats. Show-quality engine bay presentation. Clean undercarriage. 1980s-era, 15-inch, 3-piece BBS wheels, with 195/50R15 Yokohama performance tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $170,500. As I was photographing the car, I chatted with a passerby who mentioned that he knew the consignor, and subsequently mentioned that the consignor was looking at getting $200k for the car. If true, he came $30k shy of that at the hammer, but considering that you don’t have to be too old to remember when $30k would buy the nicest on the planet (starting somewhere other than the U.S., as they were never officially imported here), this did well enough. Actually, in the modern reality, this was pretty good considering that no mention was made of availability of stock wheels for the car (which does affect show-quality examples like these, but not to game-changing levels). #F109.1-1987 PORSCHE 959 Komfort NOT SOLD AT $2,000,000. The consignor believes that the car was sold new to a member of the Piëch family, but definitely originally delivered to Salzburg, Austria. Campaigned by one Ernest Vogel, who in addition to racing cars was also a concert pianist and composer. However, in today’s market for 550 Spyders, the high bid wasn’t music to the consignor’s ears. This wasn’t even half of Mecum’s low guesstimate (and they have moved out a 550 Spyder on occasion at this venue). coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900075. Silver/ burgundy & gray leather. Odo: 3,657 miles. Heavy hit in the front—that won’t buff out— with subsequent damage on all body panels except driver’s side door, engine lid and roof. Even those will require repainting from being scuffed and scratched as part of being bounced around in the incident, let alone the rest of the car. All four wheels (including the right front, which is off the car) have newer Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Said front wheel was removed to allow the car to move under its own power, as front suspension is so damaged that the wheel on that side will not track. Leather interior showing more wear that one would expect from the 3,657 indicated miles, so the car likely has a fair number of kilometers under its beltline before immigrating here. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $467,500. The story on this 959 was that it was damaged en route to the auction, when the trailer it was in broke loose from the tow rig and the whole mess hit a tree. Now, unless it had to go away, I’d have withdrawn it from the auction and have the insurance company fix it. If this is what happens Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA when the claims representative from your insurance company hangs up on you, then prepare to cut it loose and lick your wounds (both literally and figuratively). Now it’s teetering on that precipice where it will either be an expensive recovery (where this purchase price will be the cheap part) or will someday be the featured lot at a VanDerBrink Auctions car hoarder’s estate collection sale. Plenty paid, although not by too much if you have a 959 with a zinged motor in it. #S126-1989 PORSCHE 962 IMSA GTP- spec 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 original Miller High Life paint and graphics configuration of 1989. Heavier paint scratching up to gouging bodywork on inside of rear bodywork fencing, in addition to paint chipping on front edges of bodywork. Otherwise, paint and graphics are in good shape. Latest tech inspection decals 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 updated safety equipment. In race-ready configuration. No odometer. Cond: 3+. the project began as a 4-door bare body only from an 8C 2900, but dimensions and serial number are more closely related to a 6C 2300. Said body was converted into a 2-door by welding the rear doors into place and lengthening front doors. If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the roof was also chopped three inches, with subsequent deeper rake to windshield and backlight. Superb three-stage paintwork, with tricolor pinstriping separating the two-tone. Rather clean but mostly stock Corvette LS3 engine; aside from custom induction, billet pulleys and aluminum radiator. TCI front suspension with four-link rear suspension on the Ford 9-inch rear axle. Custom fabricated interior, with excellent wood and leather craftsmanship. Closest thing to being cornball on whole car is the three-spoke wood rim steering wheel, which comes off as an escapee from the 1970s. Cond: 2+. wheels, shod with truck Michelin radials. Muffler starting to rot out. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $42,500. Built between 1954 and 1959, it’s estimated that approximately 2,900 of these little sedan deliveries were built. As such, you can pretty much expect that you’ll have the only one at any event you bring it to—and taking a hint from the SCCA decal in the windshield, one-upping everyone else in the paddock-toy wars at the track on vintage race weekend would be a spot-on venue for it. Yet this was appropriately bid, since the older restoration is starting to unwind. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. If you can read this, then Publisher Martin didn’t pop a bolt over reporting on a street-rodded Alfa Romeo (or more correctly, what’s left over from Alfa components). It’s entirely probable that this body was left over from an earlier rebody (as in several decades to over half a century ago). If so, it does embody the true street rodder’s credo of “waste not, want not.” It has made “the circuit” in recent years, with appearances and awards at Hot August Nights, SEMA (where this reporter first saw it last year), and Goodguys, among others. So considering the fact that it is yesterday’s news, combined with having an 85-year-old owner, it was hoped it would find find a new home. It remains on the circuit, though, since like any street rod—from Alfa to Olds Omega—rarely do two people’s tastes and pocketbooks mesh. SOLD AT $2,200,000. Regularly seen at Mecum events since I first encountered it at the 2017 Spring Classic in Indy (no-sale at $2m, SCM# 6836058). While I did state that it’ll sell better here in Monterey, it took two Monterey auctions to get it sold. And at that, it hammered for the exact same amount that was turned down over a year ago at Indy—after repeatedly stating beforehand that it was going to take $2.5m to get it bought. Persistence pays—for buyers, not consignors, the majority of the time. ITALIAN #S187-1938 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900 custom 2-dr sedan. S/N: 811077. Tan & ivory/tan leather. Odo: 12 miles. Stated that 164 #S30-1956 LANCIA APPIA Furgoncino Series II sedan delivery. S/N: C801902. Twotone gray/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 98,122 km. Decent semi-masked-off repaint, done over a decade ago in Switzerland. Repainted with the windshield out, then replaced with new gasket and glass, with an SCCA decal in the lower left corner. Wiper blades are self-destructing, getting ready to scratch the glass. Average replate of bumpers and grille, with nearly dull door handles. Good door fit. Plain, utilitarian reupholstered seat. Heavily yellowed plastic dashboard face. Light cracking in original white plastic steering wheel. Very plain, slightly wrinkled vinyl door panels. Decently detailed underhood, with some light gasket weeping starting to develop. Reconditioned hubcaps and beauty rings on repainted original #S7-1964 LAMBORGHINI 2R tractor. S/N: 13843. Orange & blue/orange-painted steel. MHD. Odo: 7,740 km. Well-weathered original paint, worn comfortably and confidently as only a piece of agricultural equipment could be. Actually, the paint on the hood is pretty decent, coming off as better than the original faded decals. Shift-data decal on the dashboard heavily faded and flaking off. Tachometer in middle of dash shows 7,440 hours on 3-cylinder, air-cooled diesel engine. Forward/reverse shuttle gear in addition to transmission. Drawbar has a cleaver rear step fashioned as part of it. Wash rag stuffed into bottom of PTO output shaft to soak up weeping lubricant. Wears what is claimed to be its original license plate on back, hailing from the Bologna area (even if it was covered by a Mecum license plate—c’mon, Dana, give us a break!). Heavier corrosion on cast-aluminum steering-wheel hub, yet with a good, hardrubber rim. Newer rear tires, with old fronts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,875. Golly gee, Billy Bob, it must be a Lam-ber-genie tractor—it’s even in Gulf Oil racing colors. Actually, the 2R moniker is still in use by Lamborghini Trattori (or more correctly SDF Farming Technology Group, who also have Deutz-Fahr and SAME Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA tractors under their corporate umbrella, among others). Far and away my favorite Lambo at any of the Monterey venues this year, this was built the same year that Ferruccio started building cars, as a byproduct of the worst example of customer service in history, thanks to Enzo Ferrari. While it had a pie-inthe-sky guesstimate of $40k to $50k, the noreserve final bid here is firm and fast reality. #S117-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N: 275GTB06943. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 41,075 miles. U.S.-market car from new, with reported early amateur race history at Road America. Originally a shortnose, converted in the early 1980s with a Scaglietti-supplied replacement, done by marque experts in the Chicago area. Long-term owner (47 years), who did the older restoration over several years. Paint still quite good, yet has overspray on such things as hood-latch hardware, so it will fall short for serious concours duty. Bumpers replated well, window trim starting to dull and has wiper-arm scuffing at base of windshield. Generally tidy and stock under the hood, with an AC Delco battery the most obvious non-stock component. Runs out well, but is a light smoker on start-up. Minimal wear on restored interior. Recent undercoating, offsetting polished aftermarket stainless exhaust system. Cond: 2-. ally looks a bit shabby underhood. 1980s-era Concord AM/FM/cassette deck is only nonoriginal item in cabin, which means that they did a real shabby job of painting the e-brake handle 49 years ago. Some moderate wheelrim scuffing and flaking paint; shod with older Pirelli radials. Cond: 3. #S90-2012 DALLARA DW12 Honda In- SOLD AT $1,155,000. In addition to this Miura’s originality and one-off louvers, this is also the second P400 S variant built and, since the first one is unaccounted for, is believed to be the oldest one still around. Since these were essentially hand-built, one-off cars, it’s a bit hard to say that you can use one like this to restore another, since that one will be a bit different in various ways if it’s correctly done. With Mecum’s pre-sale guesstimate at $1.3m–$1.6m, they came up a bit shy there, but still sold right for being a driver rather than a “barn find” original. #F111-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- NOT SOLD AT $1,500,000. Considering that vintage Ferraris tend to cross the oceans more often than a career diplomat, this GTB is a bit unique in that it’s never left our shores since it was sold new—generally staying around the Chicago area. It was here in Monterey last year at Mecum, where it didn’t sell at a high bid of $1.6m. This time bidding opened at one mil, but didn’t progress much beyond three bids. Stated as it rolled off the block that “it takes over two million” to get it bought; the consignor will have to wait for the pool to rise for altered, touring-grade cars before realizing that. Yet any future reserves will likely also rise in kind. #F114-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S coupe. S/N: 3802. Red/two-tone gray leather. Odo: 46,045 km. Euro-specification, with metric gauges. Stated that the 46,045 km on the odometer are actual, and that the car is essentially all original. Heavier discoloration of paint on left front corner. Heaviest paint cracking is on nose, but is present on most of body. Heavier paint chips on left rear corner. Light pitting on most brightwork. The only known Miura to be fitted from the factory with translucent (light magenta tinted) engine-cover louvers. Rust on all bare engine bay bits; actu- 166 tona coupe. S/N: 16701. Azzurro Blue/black leather. Odo: 17,504 miles. U.S.-specification car from new, retaining all smog gear. Stated the indicated miles are actual from new. Betterquality repaint in original hue, applied not all that many years ago. Light paint cracking at left front corner of hood opening. Good panel fit and shut lines. Rear bumpers have dull, weak chrome (not helped by the proximity of exhaust gasses). Light scuffing on windshield trim, light pitting on door glass trim, but still quite presentable. Soft and pliable original seating leather, with light wrinkling. Period-correct Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette deck in center console. Good original dashboard material. Original rear shoulder belts show some heavier fading. Generally clean, but not necessarily detailed, engine bay—comes off as being well maintained. Era-correct style of replacement battery. Original ANSA mufflers on rusty pipes, yet with new hanger bolts. Cond: 3+. dyCar race car. S/N: 037. Blue & yellow/ black cloth. MHD. First-place car of the 100th running of the Indy 500 in 2016, configured essentially as driven by Alexander Rossi to win that race. As presented here and sold, it’s a roller without a motor, but will receive the actual 2.2-L V6 IndyCar engine it races with at the end of the 2020 IndyCar racing season, if the buyer so elects and pays for it on a separate 99-year lease (as the engine is a stressed chassis member, that’s another reason to consider ponying up for the motor). Retains all correct markings from when it ran at Indy, with some light freshening up. Also appears to have most—if not all—electronic systems. Fitted with the Firestone race tires that feature the 100th Anniversary logo and names of all past winning drivers, showing minimal wear and which likely weren’t used on course in the race. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,127,500. Apart from the engine lease from Honda, there’s also an agreement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum for the car (or what’s left of it) to be displayed at their museum until the end of this year. In addition, if the buyer chooses to lease the engine from Honda, there’s also the requirement to have the car at Indy for display from April to June each year. That might be a lot of hoops to jump though, but to get the car that won at Indy for the 100th race, someone was willing to cough up a rather princely sum. Then again, nobody ever said professionallevel race cars were cheap or easy to deal with—especially as time moves on. SOLD AT $825,000. Last seen at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indy three months ago, then a no-sale at $650k (SCM# 6869995). In hindsight, it was good that the consignor didn’t take that, as this yielded much better results out here—to the point of now being well sold. #S94-2014 PAGANI HUAYRA coupe. S/N: ZA9H11UAXESF76062. Bright blue metallic/cream leather. Odo: 439 miles. Essentially a new car, with only 439 miles since built. Stated that the car has over $250k in options, yet not stated what they are (not like you were going buy one of these off a dealer’s lot when new). The AMG-sourced V8 is almost surgically clean. Seats barely show wear on Alcantara surfaces. Most of the time it was on display here, it was fully opened up, looking for all the world like a bored race car/development engineers’ project—with no soiling or wear anywhere on the car aside from tires. Said tires have barely worn off manufacturing ink markings from the tread. While the wheels are stock, they look like something I saw in the aftermarket wheel and tire section at SEMA last year. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $2,200,000. Last seen at RM Sotheby’s 2016 Amelia Island auction, then declared sold for $2,035,000 (SCM# 6799317). Final bid here may have been at best a break-even deal, Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA terior vinyl looking presentable. JDM pistolgrip/joystick shift lever, modern aftermarket steering wheel. Power windows, U.S.-market period AM/FM radio. Minty-new Konig 16inch alloy wheels on economy quasi-performance tires. Cond: 3. factoring consigning fees and shipping, but marked profit seems to be driving cutting it loose to sell. I had racked up more miles for break-in on my new car that I took to Monterey, and by the time I got to the coast, I had racked up more miles than this Pagani may ever see. Tell me, who got the better deal? #S98-2014 FERRARI LAFERRARI coupe. S/N: ZFF76ZFA4F0209754. Fly Yellow/ black & yellow leather. Odo: 419 miles. Options include carbon-fiber trim, street mirrors, yellow brake calipers and yellow piping plus stitching on the black leather seats. The only signs of wear and use on the car are light soot on the exhaust pipes, minimal tire growth, light soiling along with minimal rock chipping on the underbody, and some rubbing on the tops of the driver’s side interior door panels. Otherwise is essentially a new car with 419 miles on the clock. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,900. When I got back to the SCM compound after getting my data and images before it sold, our resident JDM guru Brian Baker and I pored over the images, trying to figure out exactly what the heck this really was. The VIN is not for a U.S.-spec 240Z (that would start with HLS30), but is from a 1976-through-1979 Japanese-market Fairlady, so perhaps the 1972 240Z nomenclature is a ruse to confuse the folks at the DMV. At best, it’s likely a kit-bash copulation of parts of both a Fairlady Z and a 240Z, with more of the former than latter. If you know these cars well like Brian, and have a good idea of what you’re getting, it was a decent buy. If you know just enough to be dangerous, you may be in for a few surprises. As for the seller, he cut the reserve loose on it when bidding dried out, so call it well enough sold and bought. #S8-1977 HONDA CIVIC CVCC hatch- NOT SOLD AT $3,200,000. The LaFerrari continues to be a popular flavor of the month, as this was the second year in a row that Mecum had two of them on the docket. While this one failed to have the consignor drop its reserve, Lot 111 was a red example with 303 miles on the clock, in similar near-showroomfloor condition, yet was sold for a tad less than this yellow one at $3,190,000. Rosso Corsa rules again. JAPANESE #T55-1972 NISSAN FAIRLADY Z coupe. S/N: S31001501. Dark green metallic/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 65,649 km. JDM or possibly Aussie market, based on a greater number of English-lettered controls inside. Decent twostage repaint from a few years ago. Newer DOT-approved replacement windshield. Older bumper replate and newer polishing on sidewindow surrounds. Hardware-store pop rivets on data tags underhood. Nondescript Datsun/ Nissan engine also under that hood, topped by a 1984 and later large script “NISSAN” castaluminum valve cover. Engine ancillaries more form over function. Driver’s seat looks to be reupholstered, with other seat and most of in- 168 back. S/N: SGC3517370. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 19,937 miles. Stated that it’s a oneowner car and indicated miles are actual. Paint and graphics are “highly original,” yet are not consistent with what was usually stock from that era. Exceptionally nice original white paint, with only a couple of light rock chips. Dry rot on whole perimeter of windshield gasket. Period aftermarket bodyside rub strips— also likely dealer installed. Noticeable fading on tops of seats and door panels. Light-tomoderate seat-bottom wear, more from age than use. Gauge faces and rims also not congruent with original build configuration. Stock and tidy under the hood. Washed-off undercarriage, with various vintages of light undercoating. Older, economy-grade radial tires on stock wheels that have some rust growth starting in weld seams. Cond: 3+. “ SOLD AT $22,000. My theory on the odd black accent paint and graphics—including in door jambs and in gas filler panel—is that this was likely a dealer dress-up job, as Honda never offered anything like this. This is also since masking isn’t quite up to 1970s Honda standards, yet better than a rattle-can special. Last seen 10 months prior at last year’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, selling for $15,400 (SCM# 6852424). Maybe after all of these years of my speculating that first-gen Civics will be collectible, due to nostalgia from the vast numbers of folks who had them early in their driving careers in the 1970s and can now afford to buy a piece of their past, it’s finally bearing fruit. AMERICAN #S93-1933 DUESENBERG MODEL J Bohman and Schwartz convertible coupe. S/N: 2421. Eng. # J386. Offwhite/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 31,839 miles. Originally built with a LeBaron convertible sedan body. Rebodied within a year by the second owner to the current body, including the SJ-style sidepipes and hood sides, plus the hood extended to the windshield. Older but still resplendent and authentic restoration. Good-quality repaint of body, frame and chassis components in the same white, with some light chipping of paint overall. Minimal lubricant weeping and staining on painted driveline components. Well-fitted doors. Supple interior upholstery. Refinished wood accents on tops TOP 10 No. 7 Maybe after all of these years of my speculating that first-gen Civics will be collectible, due to nostalgia from the vast numbers of folks who had them early in their driving careers in the 1970s and can now afford to buy a piece of their past, it’s finally bearing fruit. 1977 Honda Civic CVCC hatchback ” Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA of doors. Period-accessory driving lights. Unique rumble-seat access from front via running boards. Tidy engine bay, but could benefit from a good detailing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,850,000. Shopped every once in awhile, it last appeared here two years ago, where it was a no-sale at $3.6 million (SCM# 6804176). Today, with three other Duesenberg Js on the docket here (and since it’s not getting any better just sitting year after year), not only did it deservingly get cut loose for this final bid, but also became the top sale here this weekend. #S110-2017 FORD GT coupe. S/N: 2FAGP9CW2HH200048. Ingot Silver/Dark Energy Alcantara & cloth. Odo: 8 miles. Equipped with optional titanium lug nuts, matching silver wheels and brake calipers, plus Alcantara seating. Virtually no signs of use; in showroom condition. The transport steering wheel cover and plastic coverings over the carpet are the only pre-delivery protection items left on the car. New owner’s goodie packet in the diminutive rear “luggage” compartment. “This vehicle is protected with IGL Coatings” decal in the windshield. Starts, runs and drives with no mechanical issues. Cond: 1. CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC NOT SOLD AT $1,600,000. Oh, you again (SCM# 6869925). This made headlines when it crossed the block at $1,815,000 at Mecum’s Spring Classic back in May in Indianapolis. Since then, more information has surfaced on the Internet about this car, which will make a lot of folks wonder if this actually sold in the first place now that it’s back on Mecum’s red carpet. On top of that, the John Cena car was sold down at Russo and Steele later in the day. All of which seems to be a whole lot of noise about nothing, since after Ford gets done making the last batch of these, the only car they’ll offer in the U.S. will be the Mustang. If anyone needs to go lie down by their dish and quit whining, it’s the folks from Dearborn. © 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com 170 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Russo and Steele — Monterey 2018 Cena’s Ford GT, now said to be free of lawsuit encumbrances, was the high sale of the three-day event, finding new ownership for a staggering $1.5m Company Russo and Steele Date August 23–25, 2018 Location Monterey, CA Auctioneer Rob Row, Mitch Jordan Automotive lots sold/offered 106/201 Sales rate 52% Sales total $8,464,110 High sale 2017 Ford GT coupe, $1,540,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Russo and Steeles’ top seller and John Cena’s former ride — 2017 Ford GT coupe, $1,540,000 Report and photos by Brett Hatfield Market opinion in italics H eld each August during Car Week, the Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction promises some of the best American muscle, European luxury and exotic, and Japanese performance vehicles around. This year was no exception. Wednesday before the sale, setup day, is a flurry of activity. Cars arriving on car carriers, the shuffling of the lots and the staging of the next day’s offerings among the broad selection of feature cars makes for a bit of excitement. The staff is never still, making sure all the preparations have been attended to. Vendors erect displays of their wares and services. One has to watch with a sharp eye to catch brief glimpses of Russo owner Drew Alcazar hustling everywhere, making sure every aspect receives his personal attention. The Monterey auction usually sees about 200 lots up for sale, but the quality of those this year seemed even higher than years past. The sale, which calls scenic Fisherman’s Wharf home, had numerous Ferraris, Porsches and Bentleys on offer at its open-air event. BMWs, Shelbys, Chevys and Fords were also represented, with the main attraction being John Cena’s previously legally embroiled 2017 Ford GT. The blue wedge, now said to be free of lawsuit encumbrances, was the high sale of the three-day event, finding new ownership for a staggering $1.5m. Other notable sales included a fantastic 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S in striking black. The car garnered a lot of attention, selling for a market-correct $308,000. Also bringing a lot of attention was a 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider in barn-find condition. After years in the high desert of southern Arizona, this car presented as a great candidate for a mechanical resto, with a rough, barn-find look. After being presented on a turntable right at the Russo main entrance for most of the week, it sold for $50k. Overall, this year’s totals fell just slightly short of last year’s $8.5m take, with the same number of cars on offer and just eight fewer sales. With high temperatures in the upper 60s to Sales Totals $12m $10m 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider in barn-find condition, sold at $50,050 172 mid-70s, breathtaking ocean views bordered by bucolic forests, and more auto-related events than you can possibly attend, Monterey Car Week is a dream come true for those with gasoline in their veins — and Russo’s waterfront auction continues to be a must-do event. ♦ $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering Courtesy of Russo and Steele


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA ENGLISH #5120-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BJ8 Mk III convertible. S/N: HBJ8L26219. Metallic Ice Blue/blue vinyl/navy blue leather. Odo: 10,496 miles. A truly stunning restoration. Everything in the entire car looks to have been returned to its original glory and carefully pieced back together. The paint probably didn’t look this good when new. Navy blue leather interior and blue vinyl soft top continue the color scheme tastefully. Chrome has been very well redone, and all stainless is properly polished. Engine bay presents asnew. Cond: 1-. was far above average, with excellent finish and heavy documentation. Well bought at just over $74k. #5158-1972 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series III 2+2 coupe. S/N: 1S73251. Carmen Red/tan leather. Odo: 36,293 miles. Bored, stroked, ported and polished, the 5.3-L V12 in this Etype has been built into a staggering 512-hp, 6.2-L beast wearing six 2-barrel carbs. It lurks in a clean, tidy engine compartment. The interior is gorgeous, resplendent in tan leather far nicer than what was in the car when new. Paint is a striking shade of Carmen Red, with just a few small chips at the trailing edge of the hood on the driver’s side, and at the top of the passenger’s side A-pillar. There is slight delamination beginning at the driver’s side of the windshield. Cond: 2-. jumped. Maybe this was the culprit behind the low bids, as the high offer here barely made it to low retail value. GERMAN #5010-1960 PORSCHE 356B T5 Super coupe. S/N: 110162. Slate gray/tan leather. Odo: 27 miles. Rare T5 sunroof coupe. Paint prep and execution done to a very high standard. Chrome is bright and shiny, with stainless well polished. Weather seal on the driver’s side rear-view mirror shows some cracking. Gilded Porsche emblem on rear deck lid bent slightly at the “H,” preventing the end from lying flush against the body. Wheels appear to be recently rechromed. Interior also executed to a high standard in an appealing medium tan leather. Engine bay is quite tidy, presents asnew. Accompanied by a Porsche CoA. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $93,500. There’s a good chance the winning bid didn’t cover the expense of the restoration. This was a concours-winning example, and a quick inspection left little doubt about it. Although the price paid was well above median, so was the quality of the car. Well bought as such. #5015-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk IA convertible. S/N: B382001213LRXFE. Mediterranean Blue/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 73,774 miles. This heavily documented Sunbeam is well restored, with a few notable improvements. The original 260-ci V8 has been supplanted by a 289-cube mill featuring a Pertronix ignition and remote oil filter, residing in a tidy engine bay. Completed in 2016, the restoration has been done to a high level. Mediterranean Blue paint with obvious painstaking prep and execution. Chrome looks new, stainless well polished. Burled wood dash is beautifully finished, and leather seats show good craftsmanship. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $51,700. Although the winning bid was well north of the SCM Pocket Price Guide median value, this example surely deserved the attention. Built to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or a velvet hammer, the execution here was above the fray. One could only hope that the brakes had been similarly upgraded to arrest the rocket-like forward motion this was surely capable of delivering. #5070-2008 ASTON MARTIN VAN- TAGE Volante. S/N: SCFBF04B58GD08629. Ghillies Green/black cloth/Sahara Tan leather. Odo: 18,663 miles. Paint is shiny but marred by road pepper on the nose. All four factory alloy wheels are free from any damage or curb rash. Black cloth convertible top is in good nick. Tan leather shows little wear, with only light rubbing on the driver’s side seat bolster. The engine bay is clean and tidy, with its 4.3-liter V8 nestled under the traditional shock-tower support bar. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $107,250. The restoration here was exceptional. Really, the only flaws to speak of were the emblem on the rear deck lid and the seal on the driver’s side rear-view. The winning bid was above market, but the restoration was of solid quality. Combined with the rarity of a T5 sunroof coupe, this was pretty spot-on. #5180-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 1210421000139. Beige/dark blue cloth/black leather. Odo: 47,493 miles. Attractive restoration of a rather odd color. Beige paint looks to have had good prep and execution, but has several long cracks at opening of trunk. Exterior chrome and stainless are both bright and free from patina. Navy blue cloth top appears new. Glass and weatherstrip present well. Engine bay is clean and correct. The interior is an amalgam of black leather seats, beige carpet and ivory steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,250. This Tiger was stunning in appearance, with true care given to its restoration. Although equipped with a 289 like a ‘67 Mk II, it sold for right at median book value. The new owner got a great deal, as this 174 NOT SOLD AT $42,000. In an attractive color combo, with a traditional British green, this Vantage Volante was held back only by some light chipping and a dead battery. At the time it was to be staged, the car had to be NOT SOLD AT $73,000. Well below priceguide median value of $113k, there was little to fault here. Though the color may be un- Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA usual, when paired with the navy soft top, it was decent looking. The paint cracking at the trunk was unfortunate but should not have kept bids so low. It’s likely the high bid would not have paid for the restoration. #5047-1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Samba microbus. S/N: 1081456. Classic White & Sealing Wax Red/ivory vinyl. Odo: 36,706 miles. Tidy and clean, this final-year example of the 23-window Samba features a decent-quality respray in Classic White and Sealing Wax Red. Door edges show a lack of proper prep, but the finish is presentable overall. Chrome bumpers have been replated. Stainless trim could be better polished. Most of the interior trim is new, but some re-used bits show wear. A clean example of the most desirable of VW vans. Cond: 3+. But power isn’t what Samba fans are after. It seems windows are what appealed to them, and 23 is usually a magic number. Well sold. BEST BUY #5090-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N: 6449254. Light green/beige vinyl. Odo: 12,473 miles. Very well restored. Paint is glossy, better than it ever could have been when new. Chrome bumpers look recently replated. Stainless is shiny. The minimalist interior appears absolutely fresh and new. Engine bay is similarly squared away, with all surfaces painted and a bone-stock 1,200-cc plant in place. Cond: 2+. shows good prep and decent execution—save for the center portion of the hard top, which is covered with fine orange peel. Two small nicks on trailing edge of the passenger’s side door. Chrome and stainless both quite shiny. Engine bay is correct and largely clean. The light tan leather interior has been properly redone, but the seats could stand to be cleaned. Trunk shows no signs of the corrosion and rust that so frequently afflict these little convertibles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $96,250. The full-book-value winning bid here was a reflection of demand for these Sambas more than the condition. These have been sold in the upper-five- and lowersix-figure range for a number of years, and it seems this will continue to be the case. Sambas came with a meager 40 horsepower, yielding a quarter-mile time of almost 26 seconds. SOLD AT $11,550. As I looked at this little Bug, I wondered how many multiples of the original sticker price had been invested in the restoration. The car was better than new, with every part, component and surface having been given obvious painstaking attention. The detail here was outstanding, and deserved to be recognized. Yes, it is a Beetle, but it’s also an incredible buy for its condition. #5017-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N: 11304210012834. Dark blue/dark blue cloth, dark blue hard top/tan leather. Odo: 70,944 km. Dark blue paint NOT SOLD AT $70,000. A few years ago, these Mercedes Pagoda convertibles found their stride, and values shot skyward. There has been some cooling over the past few years, as with many other collector cars. For the 1963–71 SL series cars, prices will likely never be cheap again. This example, nicely restored and lightly enjoyed, wore a flattering color combo. The high bid, although it did not buy the car, was reflective of the car’s condition. #5032-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N: WP0EB0915KS173113. Guards Red/ black cloth/black leather. Shiny paint has some light nicks on the passenger’s side door, and some of those have been touched up with an off-color red. There are some noticeable fingernail scratches in door handle cut-outs that could easily be polished out. Shoulder-belt guides have dried and cracked. Original Fuchs wheels are in excellent condition, with none of the fading typically found. The interior leather is very good, with little sign of wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $181,500. This was a fun car to review. I haven’t seen a G-model Speedster this clean in a long time. The flaws observed were all quite minor, and would require commensurate effort to correct. I would be surprised if a markedly cleaner example could be found. These few items kept the sale price well below market, resulting in a very well-bought 911. #5123-1992 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZNS491737. Polar Silver/black leather. Odo: 36,268 miles. Tradi- 176 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA tional Polar Silver shows few flaws, with only a couple of tiny spots touched up on front bumper cover. Black-and-gray leather interior shows requisite wear on high seat bolster. Red seat belts are a welcome complement to the otherwise dark interior. No undue wear present on the factory alloy wheels. Glass is clear. Weatherstrip is not dried out despite age. This car is well preserved, and has had obvious care. Cond: 2+. Given the price-guide median value of $198k, this one was very well bought. #5026-2002 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0AB29962S685799. Polar Silver/black leather. Odo: 44,668 miles. Paint has a better-than-average finish, but closer examination reveals several small flaws. There are small blemishes on both bumper covers, and the driver’s side mirror has a small crack at the bottom. Driver’s side seat bolster shows wear. Dark-tinted glass free from scratches. Aftermarket wheels have beautifully chromed outer edges, and are appropriately staggered in offset. Cond: 2-. here was short of book value. Add the extra margin for the Alpina treatment, and the top offer made the decision obvious. The seller had no choice but to hold out for more. IRISH #5022-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 Gull- NOT SOLD AT $180,000. Porsche produced only 2,282 copies of the 1992 Carrera RS ever, and it was never sold in the United States. With the 25-year rule allowing importation of models previously unavailable in the U.S., models we have never had access to have been trickling in. With the price of a Carrera RS America trading well north of what was offered here, and the added promise of exclusivity, it is little wonder the consignor opted not to sell. #5096-2000 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N: WBAEJ134XYAH60188. Jet Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 19,000 miles. Glossy paint only lightly marred by minor road rash on nose and lower valance. A small hole is at pinch point on cloth convertible top. All four wheels are free from rash or damage. The driver’s side seat bolster shows minimal wear. Glass and weatherstripping show no significant signs of wear or age. Factory hard top included. A sharp example of a limited-production ragtop. Cond: 2. BEST BUY SOLD AT $72,600. A boomerang from the 2018 Newport Beach Russo and Steele auction, where it didn’t sell at a $65,500 high bid (SCM# 6872519), this Turbo had lots of eyeappeal. With 996 Turbos starting to see an uptick in prices, I expected to see a sale price in the low-to-mid-$50k range. The aftermarket wheels on this one were striking, and the red seat belts were an appealing touch to the black leather interior. There were some correctable flaws, but nothing overwhelming. The high bid—a full $10k above market—was a bit surprising. Highly valued 6-speed manual transmission and medium miles helps account for the price, but still, well sold. #5052-2003 BMW V8 Alpina convert- ible. S/N: WBAEJ13463AH62481. Jet Black/ black cloth, black hard top/black & tan leather. Odo: 24,000 miles. Paint shows minor road wear on nose, with less-than-stellar touch-ups. Glass and weatherstrip in good nick. The distinctive Alpina wheels show as-new. Two-tone black-and-tan leather interior has slight wear on the seat bolsters, and light creasing on seat bottoms. Standard hard top accompanies the car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. One of only 450 ever produced, Alpina V8s command a price bump of up to 30% over a standard-issue Z8, according to the price guide. Even without the tuner premium, the high bid SOLD AT $154,000. An homage to the BMW 507 of the 1950s, these convertibles are not particularly rare at collector-car sales. This copy was resplendent in Jet Black over black leather, with wear that matched the low mileage shown on the odometer. The only real flaw, and it would likely take a bit of investment to correct, was the pinch-point hole on the driver’s side of the soft top. Otherwise, the car appeared to have been lovingly cared for. 178 “ wing. S/N: SCEDT26T9BD004250. Stainless steel/gray leather. Odo: 53,017 miles. This DMC-12 looks much better than the mileage would have you believe. The stainless steel is clean and sharp. The front and rear end caps are slightly different in tone than the stainless, as is common with other examples of the marque. Glass and weatherstrip show no outward signs of wear. The gray leather interior shows only light creases on seat bottoms, having likely been recently replaced. Engine bay is clean and correct. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,600. Another repeat from the 2018 Newport Beach Russo and Steele sale (no-sale at $42,250, SCM# 6872534). This one was striking when I reviewed it then and was again here. The reconditioning done here showed good attention to detail. It is not uncommon to find these gullwings in a neglected state. With prices on these seemingly on the rise, this seemed a good bet. Well bought. ITALIAN #5018-1960 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Trasformabile. S/N: 110B026176. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Very tidy restoration pres- With 996 Turbos starting to see an uptick in prices, I expected to see a sale price in the low-to-mid-$50k range. There were some correctable flaws, but nothing overwhelming. The high bid—a full $10k above market—was a bit surprising. Very well sold indeed. 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe ” Sports Car Market


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On the Radar A whole new crop of world cars is now legal to import into the United States. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1989–91 Autech Zagato Stelvio Russo and Steele Monterey, CA ents well. Shiny red paint with white-painted roof. White vinyl roof center section is clean and free from wear. Chrome is decent without pitting or patina. Stainless appears well polished. Red-and-white vinyl interior is tidy. Engine bay is spotless. Whitewall appliqués are bubbling off the tiny tires. Cond: 2. signs of letting go, as there are tiny bubbles on fender tops and along belt line on driver’s door. Chrome and stainless are as-new. Interior looks nearly new, with faintest wear present at driver’s side seat bolster. Wood dash, carpets and trim are all beautifully restored. A small heel scuff can be found at the driver’s door sill. Complete engine rebuild within the past 90 days, and it shows. Marchesini knockoffs shod with correct Michelin XWX tires. Cond: 2. Pros: Japanese tuner Autech partnered with Zagato to produce this adaptation of a Nissan Leopard sport sedan. The twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 is good for 276 hp, 296 ft-lb. Underpinnings common to the Infiniti M30 of the same era. Bold lines similar to other Zagato designs of the era. Either 88 or 104 were made, depending whom you ask. Cons: Strange hood cowls that conceal fendermounted mirrors. Funky disc wheels with rotating air-intake ducts. Automatic 4-speed is the only transmission option. Price range: $40k–$50k, plus import costs. 1989–93 Citroën XM NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Built on a Fiat 500 platform, the Autobianchi Bianchina was designed to be a city car. The roll-back vinyl top is what made this a Trasformabile. Tidy in appearance, rare due to limited production, and oddly right-hand drive, this one only the second one of these I have seen. The upper end of values for these was around $25k, and this example certainly appeared to be a very good representation. The owner was wise to hold out for more. Pros: Looks a little less like a classic Citroën, but from certain angles you still get the DNA. Comes with electronic active control of the traditional Citroën hydropneumatic selfleveling suspension, anti-rust galvanized body, and available 3.0-liter V6 engine rated up to 200 horsepower, 190 ft-lb. Did 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds. Cons: Electrical problems are the bugaboo for this model, due to cost-cutting measures at Citroën during production. Most models did not come with the high-zoot V6, but with a 165-horsepower V6 or one of several 4-cylinder engines. Price range: $5k–$8k, plus import costs. 1992–94 Renault Safrane #5028-1961 FIAT JOLLY roadster. S/N: 695562. Red/red & white canvas/wicker. Odo: 28 miles. Paint has light buffer swirl. Standard Jolly wicker seats have some light scratches in finish. Stick-on whitewall bubbling off of driver’s side rear tire. Steel wheels are in good condition, adorned with nicely polished hubcaps. Red-and-white striped canvas Surreystyle top is a bit dirty. Engine compartment is clean. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $525,000. The seller should have let this one go at Russo’s Newport Beach sale back in June, as the high bid there was a very fair $687,500 (SCM# 6872518). The seller had a personal history and attachment to this car. Aside from very slight bubbling in paint that one had to catch in the correct light to see, the balance of the car was as stunning as it was at the beginning of the summer. Bidders here seemed to be aware of the paint condition, and bid accordingly. #5041-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N: 03572. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 41,754 miles. Classiche-certified 246 GT Dino with red finish that appears well executed. Two tiny chips present at top of passenger’s side A-pillar, obscured slightly by stainless trim. Front bumper shows a small burnish mark on passenger’s side, and what looks to be a very slight indentation on the driver’s side. Interior has been carefully restored with correct materials, but could stand to be vacuumed. Engine bay is correct and well detailed. Cond: 2-. Pros: Conservative, quiet, luxury design available with 3.0-liter V6 at 165 horsepower. FWD or AWD available with manual or automatic transmission. Twin-turbo version appeared for 1994 with 258 horsepower, AWD and a manual transmission. Just 806 biturbo models were built. Cons: Generally considered underpowered and overweight. Most examples carry the lackluster 107-horsepower 4-cylinder engine. Undistinguished looks. Hatchback sedan design falls short of executive-car intention. Price range: $1k–$3k, plus import costs. ♦ 180 SOLD AT $63,000. Fiat Jollys continue to bring solid dollars, particularly those in superb condition. Propelled by a 479-cc, 2-cylinder engine, these Fiat 500-based runabouts were designed to be kept on yachts and used as transportation in ports of call. The example here was good, but not great. Price paid here was slightly below market for condition, but still seems like tons for a car with a wicker interior. #5043-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N: 9899. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 26,260 miles. Glossy red finish shows early NOT SOLD AT $345,000. It’s tough to believe these traded hands for $200k just seven years ago. This 246 GT was quite attractive with a few minor flaws. The restoration looked to have been well done, with only minor items left to address. If the restoration began around the time of the collector-car market peak of late 2015, with the thought of capitalizing on an astronomical jump in prices, the owner may have missed that window. The top bid Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA here was on the money, but may not have been enough for what had been invested. #5072-1983 FERRARI 512 BBi coupe. S/N: ZFFJA09B000046663. Rosso Corsa & black/black leather & gray cloth. Odo: 21,675 miles. Finished in traditional red with black satin-finish lower body, the paint on this example is glossy, showing good prep and execution. The passenger’s side front wheel shows a minor rub mark. Some condensation trapped inside turn signals. Glass is clean and clear, with no scratches present. Weatherstrip shows very slight cracking at the edges. Cloth and leather seats are beginning to show age, with a hole at the rear edge of the driver’s side seat bottom and piping showing signs of wear from ingress/egress. Cond: 3+. ous and undeniable. The condition of the paint was show-quality. Prices on these reached a peak in 2015, and have lost ground since. It is likely these will again appreciate. Although the price paid was considerably above market median value, it was well worth it. (See profile, p. 108.) #5078-2005 FERRARI 575 SUPERA- MERICA convertible. S/N: ZFFGT61A650145102. Rosso Corsa/electrochromatic glass/black leather. Odo: 11,455 miles. Light peppering and some bug splats present on nose of car. Paint is bright and shiny, with very light buffer swirl. Headlight covers are clear, free from defect. Weatherstrip along the glass flip-over roof has rippled upward. Painted trim on rear deck below top pivot point lightly flaked. Black leather dash cover pulling from leading edge beneath windshield, with some areas already torn through. Seat leather appears to be somewhat dry, with light patina present. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $225,500. Overall, this was a decent-looking Ferrari, but some minor flaws kept it from being a knockout. The largest of the cosmetic hurdles, the bodywork, had been completed to a high standard. Some time, a bit of cash and some TLC will surely bring this one up quickly. Given condition, the winning bid was spot-on, but value can be increased without significant hurdle. Both fairly bought and sold. #5002-1984 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP5000 S coupe. S/N: ZA9C00500ELA12661. Black/black leather. Odo: 49,851 miles. Black paint has an exceptionally deep, glossy finish, showing great prep and execution. The recent black leather interior shows very little sign of use, with only minor creasing on the seat bottoms. Glass and weatherstrip present as-new. Engine bay is clean, the obvious object of detailed attention. Accompanied by an extensive service history including $80k in service receipts from Norwood Auto Italia in Dallas, TX. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $300,000. With a scant 599 copies leaving the factory, these Superamericas are rare indeed. The glass top rotated backward over the rear deck on a single pivot point. This example looked to have been enjoyed with the top open, as indicated by leather that had likely been exposed to the sun. Condition seemed to indicate some possible deferred maintenance—a scary proposition. This copy changed hands two years ago at the Mecum Monterey sale for $374k (SCM# 6808479). Despite the rocket-like price increase of recent years, the idea of buying a neglected Superamerica likely kept bids low. #5128-2012 FERRARI 458 Italia coupe. S/N: ZFF67NFA0C0183005. Grigio Silverstone/ Rosso leather & Alcantara. Odo: 7,478 miles. Glossy paint free from rash or damage courtesy of a clear bra performing as intended. The bright red leather interior trimmed with carbon fiber makes for a striking combo with dark gray exterior. Very minor creases present on the driver’s seat bottom. The seat bolsters show next to no signs of wear. Windows have SOLD AT $308,000. Shopped around plenty since end of 2016, with most recent sale coming from Gooding’s Amelia Island auction this past March. There the buyer paid $258,500 (SCM# 6867808). Easily the best condition of any Countach I have seen in recent years. The investment in cosmetics and service was obvi- November 2018 181


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA been treated to a light tint. The engine compartment is clean, with no signs of leaks. Tires are new Pirellis. Very clean, well maintained. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $180,000. While it was not a Speciale, it was still a beautiful combo of dark Grigio Silverstone gray over a knockout bright red leather. Add in very low miles on a recent model, and it was a no-brainer. It appeared a no-sale on the block at a $165k high bid, but a deal came together afterwards. Price paid still below median value, so well bought. #5054-2015 FERRARI 458 Speciale Ap- erta Spider. S/N: ZFF78VHAXF0209709. Rosso Corsa/black alcantara & red mesh. Odo: 3,206 miles. Gorgeous glossy red, with whiteand-blue NART stripe, protected by a clear bra, showing very little indication of being driven. Black Alcantara and red mesh interior free from wear, and slathered in carbon-fiber trim. Wheels show no damage or rash. Glass and weatherstrip are both as-new. The condition appears showroom fresh, even better than one would expect from a barely-broken-in 3,200 miles. Cond: 2+. “ 182 NOT SOLD AT $475,000. The Aperta, Italian for “open,” was one of just 499 produced for the world, and one of approximately 120 to arrive on our shores. Boosted in output from 562 hp to 597 hp, it was the highest-output option for the 458. The package could be differentiated from a base 458 by its modified bodywork, dual exhausts and massive rear diffuser. This example failed to find a new home at a staggering $475k, leaving one to wonder if the Speciale Aperta, even as a limited edition, is that much better than a 488 Spider (with superior performance) that could be had for significantly less. © The Aperta, Italian for “open,” was one of just 499 produced for the world, and one of approximately 120 to arrive on our shores. Boosted in output from 562 hp to 597 hp, it was the highest-output option for the 458. 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Spider SHIFT UP TO SCM PLATINUM! ” The Insider’s Authority on Collector Car Values Auction results on over 297,000 vehicles compiled over 30 years www.sportscarmarket.com/platinum Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA Worldwide Auctioneers — The Pacific Grove Auction Second-time event brought good numbers, great cars and an old Monterey auction feel, with consignments displayed just yards from the Pacific Ocean Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date August 23, 2018 Location Pacific Grove, CA Auctioneers Rod Egan, John Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered 42/60 Sales rate 70% Sales total $8,205,000 High sale 1931 Duesenberg Model J SWB Sport convertible sedan, sold at $1,320,000 Buyer’s premium Well sold — 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, sold at $425,000 Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinion in italics F or their second year among the seasoned Monterey auction houses, Worldwide Auctioneers returned with an excellent group of cars and a great venue. The auction was again held at the Pacific Grove Golf Links, which provides the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean just a stone’s throw from the auction site. In total, 70 vehicles went across the block, and the audience was ready to buy. The sales rate was 70%, with the total hitting just over $8.2m — a noteworthy improvement over last year’s 69%-sold $7.4m sale. The one-day auction moved quickly, and there was a steady flow of vehicles from one end of the venue to the other. This year’s lots offered covered the full range of what buyers expect to find in Monterey. Consignments ranged from very rare classic Duesenbergs through exotics from six decades. There were custom cars and plenty of unique daily-driver options as well. Worldwide also gave bidders a chance to pick up an unexpected bargain or two: Lot 13 was a 2006 Bentley Continental GT that sold at a hammer price of $37k — less money than CarMax would have paid. From over 100 years ago, Lot 1 was a 1916 Locomobile anchoring one end of the spectrum, and selling for $473k. The most current vehicle was Lot 59, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series, 184 which sold for $76k. The high sale for the auction was Lot 53, a 1931 Dusenberg Model J SWB Sport Convertible Sedan that sold at $1.3m. The remaining top five sales were Lot 20, a first-generation Cobra with a thorough history, which sold for $990k; Lot 57, a 1936 Duesenberg Model JN LWB Tourster which sold for $776k; the aforementioned Locomobile, and Lot 29, a 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster, which sold for $425k. The Porsche had spent the first 40 years of its life with one family and had been subjected to a nearly flawless restoration. There were three Duesenbergs offered, all of which sold. In addition to Lots 53 and 57 mentioned in the top five sales, there was also Lot 60, a 1922 Duesenberg Model A Sport Phaeton that sold for $260k. This was a car from the very early years of Duesenberg’s passenger-car production. The condition and presence of all three of the Duesenbergs ensured that the bidding was sufficient to meet the reserves and become sales prices. Worldwide Auctioneers have established Sales Totals $10m with their second Monterey sale that not only have they joined the ranks of auction houses in Monterey, but they plan on staying. The company increased their sales rate, produced higher sales figures with fewer cars and has secured a stunning venue that allows buyers and sellers to have a genuine Monterey experience. Those factors, in combination with the gracious hospitality displayed by Worldwide’s staff, are a sure recipe for success. ♦ $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 10%, included in sold prices


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA ENGLISH #44-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III LWB sedan. S/N: LCEL63. Black/Parchment leather. Odo: 36,039 miles. At first glance, this is a well-restored Rolls. However, closer inspection shows some issues with the fit of the hood panel. Paint is well applied to a properly prepared body. There are small problems with the car, but they are things like the rear-window weatherstripping being wavy. Inside, the interior appears like a Rolls-Royce should. Cond: 2+. in-class awards from judged events. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $247,500. Very well sold at over three times the current market value. Buyer paid a very steep price but obtained a oneowner, fully restored and numbers-matching vehicle with documentation. The history and condition make this more valuable than the average XKE. The color is also a plus and the hard top is rarely seen. The seller did well, sure, but the buyer has a car that is truly beyond the norm. SOLD AT $145,750. Very well sold at 50% over the SCM Pocket Price Guide median. Silver Clouds make an impression like few other cars. Whatever the motivation, it will take the seller quite a bit of time to realize any profit. However, the time can be passed most pleasantly riding in their newly acquired car. #12-1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N: 4E9820. Opalescent silver blue/blue cloth, blue hard top/black leather. Odo: 54,653 miles. A virtually perfect 1968 E-type. Only one owner since the car was ordered new at Coventry, and it was fastidiously restored in 2006. The car is excellent. Even the area under the fuel door is finished properly—an often overlooked detail. Paint, panels, trim and glass are as-new. Inside, the seats, dash and door panels are the same. Completely original, numbers-matching components and a claimed 50 first-place or best- FRENCH #59-1939 TALBOT-LAGO T23 Major cabriolet. S/N: 93615. Black/black cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 93,875 km. A fantastic example of the model. The paint is very well applied over a properly prepped body. The panel fit is also just right. Inside, the car is also in very good condition. The car was owned for over 40 years by one individual and is therefore free of the many nicks which can accumulate when cars change hands. The SOLD AT $96,250. The rarity of this car makes for a challenging valuation. This was a complete car with design features that seem much more modern than it is. The cost to restore the car would be extensive. At the price paid, the car should have some room to realize a profit. Well bought. GERMAN #22-1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE oval-window 2-dr sedan. S/N: 1473718. Polar Silver/red vinyl. Odo: 2,471 miles. Another very sharp Beetle. The color combination gives the car a rich appearance. The paint is well applied over a well-prepped and -aligned body. Inside, the interior is also well done. Equipped with deluxe trim and semaphores, this Beetle is hitting all of the right buttons. Cond: 1-. car is claimed to be turn-key for road events. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $397,000. Quite well sold at a price $140,000 above the SCM median. This car sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Italy in May of 2015 for $282,240 (SCM# 6785895). The vehicle sold again in January of this year at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale for $285,500 (SCM# 6863401). Kudos to the seller for making a fairly significant return on investment in a matter of just months. #11-1955 TALBOT-LAGO T15 coupe. S/N: 122022. Gray/brown leather & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 22,595 km. A handsome if slightly odd-looking car, in the finest French tradition. A very low-mileage car with heavy evidence of the passage of time. The body is okay, but paint is completely missing in some areas and chrome is very tired in several areas. Inside, the car is claimed to have leather, but my eyes clearly saw vinyl on the seat backs. A compete car and very rare, with the presence of a grand tourer. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $37,400. This car sold earlier this year at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale in January for $18,150 (SCM# 6863422). As with Lot 16, if the last auction buyer is the same person as the current auction seller, then the final sale price nearly doubled the invest- 186 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA ment made earlier. Very well sold at nearly twice the current price-guide median. #16-1957 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE oval-window 2-dr sedan. S/N: 10805973. Bright red/tan cloth. Odo: 86,668 miles. A great-looking oval-window from the last year of production. Well painted in a Europe-only color called Bright Red, the car is hard to fault. Panel fit is rather good, and the semaphore signals lie neatly in their recessed parking spots. Inside, the car is finished in tan dot cloth fabric. With shining chrome and whitewalls, this little Beetle appears sharp and well done. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $145,000. Quite well sold but fairly bought, too. The final price is well beyond the price-guide market value. However, vehicles on par with this one have sold for considerably more. As such, both sides did well in this transaction. #2-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE SOLD AT $30,800. Very well sold at 50% above the current SCM price-guide median. This car sold earlier this year at Barrett-Jackson’s April auction in Palm Beach, FL, for $15,590 (SCM# 6868933). Presuming that the seller in Monterey was the buyer in Florida, it is hard to double your money in four months. Well done on a sharp car. #29-1958 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N: 83881. Silver/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 5,000 miles. A virtually perfect example of a one-year-only T2-body Speedster. Paint and body both in excellent condition. Interior is fresh and attractive. With 40 years of singlefamily ownership followed by a complete restoration in various stages, the end result is a virtually new car. Cond: 1. coupe. S/N: 11102110084174. Tobacco/ Bamboo leather. Odo: 60,038 km. An excellent example of a first-year model. Underwent a full restoration in 2014 after it was purchased from the original owner. Paint is excellent, with correct panel fit and very good brightwork. Interior is possibly better than new. A California car after spending its first few years touring the Alps. This is an attractive car with a good history accompanied by all books and tools from delivery. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. Pre-auction estimates were in line with convertible versions of this car. This was a very nice example with a full history and limited ownership. However, the car simply could not bring convertible money. Perhaps a different color may have made a difference, but this bid seems like it should have given the car a new owner. SOLD AT $425,000. Very well sold at a price far above the price guide’s current valuation. The car had a unique history and was refinished to the highest standard. While the sale price may be high, the quality of this car set the price on the day of the sale. #52-1959 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Samba microbus. S/N: 397019. Mango Green & Pearl White/ Saddle & ivory vinyl. Odo: 82,105 miles. A stunningly well restored 23-window Samba. In ideal colors; there is practically nothing to criticize on this vehicle. Panel fit is correct and the engine compartment is showroom-fresh. The pop-out safari windows up front are desirable. Inside, this bus is finished to the same top-tier level. Cond: 1. 188 #19-1967 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N: 463014. Conda Green/black vinyl. Odo: 21,995 miles. A very low-mileage 912 with the original pieces intact. Repainted from its original color (a darker green, according to the catalog) to Conda Green, which was done to a good standard. There are some issues with paint and pitting on the horn grilles. Signal lenses are also very faded. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,000. Well sold at slightly above the current price-guide median value. Low Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA mileage and completeness added to the value. The striking color shows very well on these cars, but it seems that it is only a matter of time before the color changes begin to affect value in a similar fashion to the 356 cars. #17-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N: 9115400275. Bitter Chocolate/tan leather. Odo: 69,955 miles. A highly original Carrera wearing a truly ’70s color. Highly optioned; the paint is all original (but for the hood) and everything works inside the nicely preserved cabin. Present are air conditioning and emissions equipment, both in working order. All original documentation is included. Cond: 2-. the increase. Perhaps there were two bidders longing for a break from changing gears. #7-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL con- NOT SOLD AT $75,000. The seller was wise to keep his reserve in place. The high bid was less than 75% of the current market-value price. This particular car has a thorough history, low miles and all of the paperwork that came with it. This is the combination Porsche buyers go in search of. Patience should pay off for the seller. #31-1983 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N: WP0AA0942DN462558. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 29,552 miles. A very clean-looking 944. The paint looks good and is original, while the panel fit is factory-correct. Inside, the sun has taken its toll on the leather and the dash has some cracks. However, it is hard to notice much as my eye keeps going to the automatic transmission selector. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. Very well sold at over three times the current price-guide value. The low miles and good condition certainly explain some of vertible. S/N: WDBBA48D3HA058483. Nautical Blue/blue hard top/gray leather. Odo: 44,296 miles. A low-mileage, one-familyowned car in a good color combination. The factory paint still retains a rich shine and the body panels are unaltered. The interior shows little sign of wear and the engine compartment presents well. The original rims were replaced for Momo alloys at the time of sale. These were not an uncommon choice, but they detract a bit from the originality of the car. Cond: 2. cloth/black leather. Odo: 7,858 miles. A very good example of a low-mileage Z8 (then again, aren’t they all?). Two owners from new and fewer than 8k miles. Said to have only been driven in good weather, this California car has few indicators of wear. Paint is very good and panels fit as they should. Trim in very good condition and the interior is almost new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. The high bid was just below current SCM median value. This is an unusually well-preserved example and it may be worth a bit more, perhaps as much as the pre-auction low bid ($210k). Condition and history are the relevant factors in buying these cars. This was the right market for the car, so perhaps this is a sign values are down slightly. SOLD AT $26,400. Final price is above the SCM price guide, but this was an exceptional car in terms of family ownership, known history and low miles. The condition was very good, too. While the wheels did not add value, they did not hurt the sale. This is an SL that the buyer should be able to enjoy and make money on in the future. Fairly bought and sold. #9-2002 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N: WBAEJ13432AH61917. Titanium silver/black #14-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N: WDDAJ76F35M000358. Crystal Galaxie Black/black leather. Odo: 500 miles. This is a virtually new SLR; driven fewer than 550 miles and still sits on the original tires. Inside, there is no evidence of wear. Paint and trim are unblemished. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $280,000. This is not far from the current market value. However, with essentially no miles, there is no reason for the seller to sell below market. This is not an average car. ITALIAN #32-1958 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 750F Veloce Spider. S/N: 149505063. Red/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 107 miles. A very well-restored Alfa. Paint is very well applied. Panel fit is off at trunk. Inside, the car looks inviting. Comes with full documentation regarding the vehicle’s authenticity, as well as the restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $125,000. This was well bought, at a price several thousand dollars below price guide’s current median. The quality of the work done on the car shone through. The figures in the price guide are there to help make a decision, but the slight discount for a truly great 190 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove, CA the originality and long-term ownership make this a car a bit more unusual. Fairly bought and sold. #15-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO example should be a good decision to buy in this case. #24-1967 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N: AM115074. Red/tan leather. Odo: 16,283 miles. A nice Maserati, with fantastic styling. The car has been repainted to an okay quality. Imprecise masking evident on trim with resultant overspray. Inside, the car shows some aging, but the 30 years of ownership along the way has helped preserve the vehicle well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $341,000. Well bought at a price well below the current market value. The buyer obtained a very good car in a refreshing color combination. This car should only go up in value (as the market holds or increases), and the new owner should be able to enjoy the car and likely make a profit if desired. SOLD AT $170,500. Sale price was slightly higher than the price guide’s current market value. The paint job detracts somewhat, but JAPANESE #4-1974 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 custom SUV. S/N: FJ40190114. White & silver/black cloth. Odo: 330 miles. An at- Spyder. S/N: 04494. Medio Verde Metallizzato/ black material/tan leather. Odo: 44,698 miles. This is a truly great-looking Dino in medium green metallic. The green-over-tan combo is quite eye-catching. Paint and panel fit are very good. Inside, the interior presents well with some evidence of wear, most significantly on the seats. Cond: 2. tractive Land Cruiser that has been heavily modified from stock. It’s unclear if the modifications were undertaken with an eye to offroad functionality or perhaps a bit more prep work needs to be done. All surfaces were not fully prepped prior to new paint job, and there are still small dents visible in places. Interior refinished in quality cloth upholstery, and is detailed to a higher degree than the exterior. The inline 6 has been replaced with a latemodel GM V8 drivetrain. It’s appealing, but the finish makes it a bit of a surprise at Monterey. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,500. Well bought. This truck will never have the value of an original example, which would have commanded a hammer price up to two times higher than this one. This was been made into a very capable and usable truck, but Land Cruiser buyers are looking for that full utilitarian experience provided by an original truck. © 192 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1951 MG TD roadster 1957 Triumph TR3 small-mouth roadster Sand Acrylic/Regal Red. 50,227 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. No-expense-spared restoration completed by concours d’elegance award-winning marque specialist Vantage Motorworks. Over $336k in restoration costs. Rarely driven since completion. One of 13 produced; one of 10 built for the U.S. Built new for Broadway Producer Lawrence Carr. Power convertible top, power windows and rear serving trays. $595,000. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1959-rollsroyce-silver-cloud-drophead-coupe/. (MO) 1962 Jaguar Mark 2 sedan 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupe 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 roadster Olde English White/black. Engine, transmission and overdrive redone. Five new tires. Meticulously caredfor car, owned for 16 years. Too many improvements to list. $64,000. Contact Dennis, Ph: 253.335.2327, email: planezany@aol.com. (WA) 1967 Morgan 4/4 Competition Model GT roadster S/N 939676312. Cream/green. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Beautifully restored. 1,800-cc MGB engine with Weber carburetor and performance header. MGB syncro transmission and disc brakes. $50,000 build cost. Extremely nice car. $89,000 OBO. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.218.1903, email: alexdragone1@gmail. com. (CT) 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster 77,900 miles. Top, tonneau, side curtains, chrome wire wheels, racing screens. Frame-off restoration in ’97. Refurbishment in 2010. Receipts/photos to ’94. $35,000. Contact Erik, Ph: 904.742.6106, email: eolsen@olsen-associates.com. (FL) 1958 Jaguar XK 150 OTS S/N P218990BW. British Racing Green/tan. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Beautifully restored example by Classic Showcase, with an attractive color combo, 5-speed transmission and chrome wire wheels. This iconic Jaguar model is as an excellent choice for those seeking a worthy contender for competition, or to simply drive and enjoy today. Includes JDHT CoA. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/453. (CA) 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III sedan S/N 671814. Birch Gray/Burgundy leather. 42,100 miles. I6, manual. An absolutely exceptional and very rare and original rust-free example. Coveted and highly desirable early-model XK 120. Lefthand drive U.S.-delivery model. A beneficiary of a frame-off restoration in the early 2000s to like-new condition with an already excellent body with no damage history and no rust! This beauty still boasts its original five disc-type steel wheels with original fender spats (fender skirts), owner’s manual, spare wheel, tool bag, roadside jack and original matching numbers. $99,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1953 Jaguar XK 120 SE coupe S/N F15445. Dark blue/gray. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. This beautiful Jag is in mint condition with matching numbers. 1988/89 it was completely rebuilt, body off, by XK Engineering, England, costing £40,000. The current owner has prepared the car for historic rallying CHF 20,000. It has been completely mechanically overhauled and overdrive installed. All bills and records available. $169,000. Contact Fritz, Ph: 417.944.11240, email: fritz. reust@mobileprofile.ch. (Lucerne) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S roadster S/N S680546. Black/red. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Full race engine installed. 3.8-liter, 9:1 compression head, high-lift cams, bored 0.60 over. Complete with matching-numbers engine, Heritage certificate and toolkit. Incredible restoration, two owners from new. $125,000 OBO. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.218.1903, email: alexdragone1@ gmail.com. (CT) 196 S/N T831422DN. Red/Biscuit with tan top. 51,791 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This numbersmatching XK 150 S with overdrive is a solid high-end driver, previously part of a large collection. Fully reupholstered with the addition of a new fitted convertible top, added electric power steering, (four) new chrome wire wheels and a matching set of new wide whitewall tires. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/587. (CA) S/N LSZD97. Masons Black/black with red piping. 14,950 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Absolutely stunning and restored only as required over the years. 6.2-L V8, very low mileage of these completely hand-built, limited run cars (1962–65) and with very few remaining. This particular example boasts recent longtime ownership with service records and rare factory options of air conditioning, Sundym reflective tinted glass, white sidewall tubeless tires, power steering, power brakes and power windows. Finished in classic striking factory colors. $79,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I convertible S/N B382100114LRXFE. Commodore Blue/black. 51,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. With factory hard top. Meticulous rotisserie restoration by Tiger expert and Pebble Beach-winning shop. LAT 70 wheels, LAT 1 intake & carb, LAT 4 cast-aluminum Tiger oil pan, LAT 5 traction bars, LAT 8 aluminum valve covers, tach, LAT 50 limited-slip rear, headers, LAT 74 two-inch exhaust, LAT metal hood scoop. Multiple Concours & AACA (Hershey) Senior, AACA National award nominee. Cover of Classic Motorsports. Original and complete toolkit, license plates, paperwork. Two owners, all original metal and numbers matching. Well sorted engine built to K-code specs. 100 miles since restoration. $199,900. Contact Kim, Ph: 443.386.6170, email: 1146kim@ gmail.com. (MD) 1974 Jaguar E-type Series III convertible S/N B1380. Dark red/black leather. 80,000 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Left-hand drive, many options including GT package (cam, Weber, tubular headers, tach) bucket seats, heater, wood wheel, wire wheels, driving light, heater and more. No rust or other damage. Recent body-off restoration Great fun. $42,000. Contact Robert E., Ph: 610.599.9026, email: rwade@rattlesnake-ridge.net. (PA) 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II convertible S/N B9471888. Blue/red. V8, 4-spd manual. Original Tiger Mk I. Beautifully restored, matching-numbers example. Very nice undercarriage, comes with both hard and soft tops. $76,500 OBO. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.218.1903, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) S/N UEIS23383. Yellow/brown. 26,000 miles. V12, 4spd manual. Incredible preserved original example. One owner from new, matching numbers, manual transmission, original interior. Factory a/c, runs and drives like new. Complete with Heritage Certificate. $80,000 OBO. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.218.1903, email: alexdragone1@ gmail.com. (CT) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1975 Jaguar XJ12C coupe 2000 / 1969 Austin Mini Cooper S Sportpack pickup fewer than 300 miles since. One of only 37 built. Numbers-matching 354-ci dual-quad Hemi V8. Air conditioning by Vintage Air, disc brakes by Wilwood with electric assist, power steering and power windows. $299,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1957facel-vega-fv4-typhoon-sport-coupe/. (MO) S/N UF2650127BW. Maroon, with tan top/tan. 26,400 miles. V12, 3-spd automatic. Amazingly preserved XJ12C with low original miles since new. Features a/c, automatic trans, Retrosound iPhone-capable stereo, recent full service and detail. Remachined and rebuilt heads, detailed engine bay, new hoses, radiator core and thermostat, new intake/exhaust valves and guides, head gasket, timing-chain tensioner, battery bracket, ignition module and insulation. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/592. (CA) 1979 Jaguar XJ12L sedan 1959 Le Mans autographed reproduction poster S/N VYB229G. Nightfire Red/Magnolia leather. 1,065 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Arguably the coolest Mini pickup in the world. Mileage is from factory, not restoration. Twin-point, fuel-injected 1275 engine. Original extended pickup chassis. Only 1/10 of 1% of all Minis 1959–2000 were pickups. There are more Mk I Cooper S sedans than pickups, and most rusted into oblivion. No rust ever. Exquisite. $39,995. Contact Jeff, Ph: 615.438.1063, email: jeff.brock. music@gmail.com. Website: www.flickr.com/photos/ jeffbrock/sets/72157632941432842/. (TN) FRENCH 1955 Citroën Traction Avant 11 BL sedan 1962 Mercedes-Benz 220se coupe White (#050)/Rust (#214). 108,000 miles. Inline 6, automatic. Survivor California W111, now in Oregon with only two owners. $20,000 spent in the past six years, with invoices to support. Coupe Group founder’s personal car. Excellent runner with cosmetic needs (paint and seats), no rust. Perfect cruiser/rally car without worry of a restoration. This one’s for the drivers! $35,500. Contact Mike, Ph: 503.550.1403, email: thecoupegroup@gmail.com. Website: www.w111coupe.com/1962-220se-w111coupe--portland--oregon--usa.html. (OR) 1964 Porsche 356 SC Euro coupe Silver/blue. 78,672 miles. V12, automatic. Three owners from new, and concours restoration in the late 1980s. Fresh from storage, but a smoothrunning car. Runs, drives and stops as it should, but a service would be suggested. Now showing signs of age, but feasible to correct or enjoy as-is. Very clean underneath, with only some small exterior paint bubbles. Sagging headliner and minor sun damage on the top of the rear seats as expected. Interior is very clean, dashboard veneers are in good condition and leather dash is excellent! $6,900 OBO. Simko Motorcars LLC. Contact Orrie, Ph: 860.782.1554, email: orrie.simko@gmail.com. (CT) 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS 2-door soft top S/N 657740. Black/gray velour. 18,824 miles. Inline 4, 3-spd manual. Completely restored. Starts, runs and drives extremely well. Looks wonderful. Rebuilt engine and transmission, brakes and cooling systems rebuilt and reconditioned. The engine is the jewel of the car—rebuilt and upgraded to maintain the character of the original, but with more strength. Everything on the car works. $36,000. Concours Cars. Contact Mark, Ph: 719.473.6288, email: mark@ concourscars.com. Website: www.concourscars.com/ new-page/. (CO) 1956 Citroën Traction Avant Familale sedan Beluga Black/Charcoal Twill. 74,900 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. This pristine and rare D90 appears to have only been lightly used on the street. It wears most of its original paint. Recent new transmission by Land Rover, as well as full engine and transfer-case reseal. Over $20k recently invested. Our website has complete history and over 100 detailed photos. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: www.autokennel. com. (CA) 2002 Jaguar XK8 convertible S/N 431497. Blue/gray. 23,148 miles. Inline 4, 3-spd manual. Engine upgrades: 12-volt electrical system with alternator. Recent major tune, valve adjustment, rebuilt rocker shaft. New distributor, plug wires, plugs and Pertronix electronic ignition. Intake and exhaust manifolds separated - thermal barrier. Upgraded Weber carburetor, new fuel pump. New tires, front brakes, wheel cylinders and clutch cable. Power steering. Seat belts. $36,000. Concours Cars. Contact Mark, Ph: 719.473.6288, email: mark@concourscars.com. Website: www. concourscars.com/1956-citroen-traction-avantfamilale/. (CO) 1957 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon sport coupe Black/cream leather. 30,000 miles. V8. Original owner, purchased new from Cush Jaguar in 2003, clear title, low original miles and only driven locally in dry weather. Garaged and covered for entire life, gorgeous and original throughout and in perfect or near-perfect condition. Cared for by Coventry Cars. This beauty also comes with a Jaguar custom car cover. $14,900 OBO. Contact Bob, Ph: 858.336.9316, email: dermrtd@gmail.com. (CA) 198 Pomegranate/tan. 263 miles. V8, 2-spd automatic. Incredible condition. Meticulous seven-year, bodyoff-frame restoration completed in 2014. Driven S/N 5110418. Ruby Red/beige. manual. Take a step back in time with this stunning Ruby Red 356B. Owned by a Porsche enthusiast and historian, this is one of the most complete and original 356s on the market. Featuring a Super 90 engine, the 90-hp car really flies and provides a very fun and sporty driving experience. $119,000. Gaswerks Garage. Contact Chris, Ph: 833.507.7324, email: sales@gaswerksgarage.com. Website: www. gaswerksgarage.com/cars-for-sale.html. Tudor Grey Metallic/black leather. 111,839 miles. Number 042 of only 180 ever produced with only 111,839 original miles. Same California ownership for many years. This magnificent example is equipped with a Chrysler 383 Wedge engine, TorqueFlite automatic transmission, four-wheel disc 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. Website: www.heritageclassics. com. (CA) GERMAN 1960 Porsche 356B coupe 24 Hours of Le Mans 1959 ACO reproduction poster. Autographed by the winners, Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori. 15.5 inches by 21.75 inches and includes photo of the drivers signing the poster. $375. l’art et l’automobile. Contact Jacques, Ph: 830.864.5040, email: info@arteauto.com. Website: arteauto. com. (TX) 1962 Facel Vega Facel II 2-dr hard top 67,581 miles. H4, Originally a Porsche factory executive’s car. Matching numbers, outstanding original condition with no signs of damage. Longterm past ownerships. Recent service and tires. $125,000. PORsport. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn67@gmail.com. Website: porsport. com. (NY) 1965 Porsche 356C coupe S/N 220576. Signal Red/black leatherette. H4, 4-spd manual. Recently finished a show/driverlevel restoration by Classic Showcase. Finished in Signal Red over black leatherette interior, limited ownership and retains its original numbers-matching and date-stamped wheels, engine and transaxle. Also included is a logbook, receipts from day one, a toolkit and jack, and the original keys. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/509. (CA) 1965 Porsche 911 coupe Signal Red/black leather. True 1965 911, matchingnumbers engine, Solex carbs, runs well. VIN: 3018XX, built 7-20-65. Car is in Austria with duties paid. 125,000 euros. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1965 Porsche 911 coupe 1968 Porsche 911 TR Group 3 coupe SCM Showcase Gallery 9,999 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. The Blue Meanie. SWB 911 old-school hot rod just out of 33-year ownership. Fully matching numbers, runs and drives very well. Ready to be driven and enjoyed. $95,000 OBO. PORsport. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn67@gmail.com. Website: porsport. com. (NY) 1966 Porsche 911 coupe An absolutely as-new, award-winning Sports Purpose 911. Jewelry-quality restoration to a very high standard using only NOS and correct factory race parts. Documented factory single-plug 911R/906 race engine and special options from the factory. Please see the website for many additional images and full description. $429,000. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn76@gmail.com. Website: porsport.com. (FL) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 sedan Black/black. 300 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Rotisserie restoration, new Dunlop tires, Germany authenticity, new gas tank, new engine, custom stereo, new front and rear suspension, new paint, new interior and new rubber: interior/exterior and undercarriage. $185,000 OBO. Contact Al, Ph: 310.490.8012, email: a_j_delgado@yahoo.com. (CA) 1967 Porsche 912 coupe S/N 1.09E+13. Dark green/brown. 64,920 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Low-mileage example, fully serviced, books, tools and complete, with thousands of dollars of service records from Star Motors. Optional sunroof, special 300SEL alloy wheels and town-and-country horns. $92,500. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.218.1903, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 coupe S/N 463123. Polo Red/black. 127,665 miles. H4, manual. Recently restored 912. All-new suspension bushings, 15-inch steel wheels, lowered ride height. Full service completed on the 1,582-cc flat-4 engine and gearbox. The interior sports a new headliner, complemented by the Polo Red exterior and newly installed decals. $79,990. Gaswerks Garage. Contact Chris, Ph: 833.507.7324, email: sales@gaswerksgarage.com. Website: www. gaswerksgarage.com/cars-for-sale.html. (NJ) Signal Orange/black. 33,327 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Over $220k spent on a 3½-year rotisserie restoration completed by Brumos Porsche in 2014. Driven 1,000 miles since. Multiple concours d’elegance award winner (including the 2018 PCA National Concours). 33,327 actual miles. Previously shown at St. Johns, Hilton Head, Amelia Island, Porsche Parade and more. Fully documented. $269,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1970-porsche-911s-22-coupe/. (MO) November 2018 199


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1971 Mercedes Benz 3.5 coupe Sold new in Chicago, IL. Just out of long-time ownership. $325,000 OBO. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.218.1903, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) 1963 Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C Zagato GT coupe Silver & black/black. Factory Silver DB180 and black top DB 040 with black leather interior, Zambrano fascia, floor shift auto transmission, Behr air conditioning, power windows, Becker Mexico, AM-FM cassette, handbook & service records. Superb California example. $124,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1973.5 Porsche 911 T coupe starts right up and runs but needs a tune-up/carbs rebuild. $5,500. Contact Gregory, Ph: 718.640.6803, email: greggybase@yahoo.com. (NY) AMERICAN 1935 Packard Twelve Victoria convertible 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 replica 2-dr hard top Silver Metallic/black. 25,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. European car, matching numbers. First registration 11/01/1963. Completely restored in Italy. Visit Web link or email for additional details and images. Classic Car Service. Contact Noel, Ph: 3233210690, email: info@classic-car-service.be. Website: classic-car-service.be/autos/1963-lanciaflaminia-sport-3c-zagato/. CIS, original paint! Highly documented, manuals, service books, tools and jack. $85,000. Tom Miller Sports & Classics. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@millersportscars.com. (NJ) 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach coupe S/N 91A0143659. Black/gray. 59,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. One of 200 in black, RARE, low documented miles. Fully loaded including leather sport seats, dash, sunroof, limited-slip differential, manuals, service books, tools and jack. $75,000. Tom Miller Sports & Classics. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@millersportscars. com. (NJ) 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe Bianco Polo Park/red leather. 32,079 miles. Equipped with 5-speed transmission, climate control, power mirrors, Burtoni ignition update, AM-FM cassette player, complete with handbook, service records, copies of original window sticker and sales contract. Only 32,079 original kilometers. A fantastic example of Lamborghini’s iconic model; runs and drives great and in excellent condition throughout. $289,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider S/N C855H3760. Nautilus Blue & Mist White/blue & white. V8, automatic. Original California owner Star Chief 287 V8 convertible! Purchased new at Tom Ray Pontiac of Glendale, CA, in 1955, and recently completely restored in Nautilus Blue over White Mist with a matching two-tone interior. Always-garaged, California and Nevada rust-free car with a new white power soft top and with its original 287 V8 engine with factory options including Dual Range Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, six-way manual seat, full pile carpeting, electric clock, power brakes, deluxe steering wheel, body side stainless molding and belt-line molding. $65,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) Red/black. 101,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Very well-cared-for and -maintained example 3.2 G50; last of the air-cooled, hand-built 911s. Maintained from new by Werk1 in Roslyn, NY. All service records from 1990. Original paint and upholstery in excellent condition. Fresh Bridgestones on the original Fuchs 16-inch wheels. No oil leaks or mechanical or cosmetic needs, just had major service; everything works as-new, even a/c (upgraded to R134a refrigerant). CoA included with list of factory options. Upgrades: Alpine BlueTooth radio (original comes with car), K&N airbox setup and upgraded ECU chipset ,with new five-year warranty and new DME. $46,000 OBO. Contact Jeffrey, Ph: 631.204.7886, email: parzival@pipeline.com. (NY) ITALIAN 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS by Touring coupe 17,228 miles. Grigio Titano with Grigio Scuro leather and black canvas soft top. Highly desirable 6-speed example with only 17,228 original miles. Equipped with Challenge grilles, 19-inch chrome Enkei wheels with new Pirelli PZero tires, red brake calipers, Tubi exhaust and undergone 30k-mile Ferrari service. Beautiful low-mileage California car complete with tool case, full set of books, factory seat and car covers and windbreaker. Runs and drives great. $99,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com2004. (CA) JAPANESE 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition motorcycle 1963 Studebaker Avanti coupe Stock restoration with original R1 240-hp engine. Fully optioned, several upgrades and much documentation. Near-perfect condition. $41,000email: paintim613@aol.com. (AZ) 1966 Pontiac GTO 2-dr hard top 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole S/N 1JCNJ15U4JT217151. Burgundy/burgundy. 139,120 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. This is a stunning example of the famed American Classic. Documented, four owners, clean CARFAX. Original engine rebuilt and reinstalled, repaint (no Bondo), solid, no rust. Retrofitted a/c. Original condition, no modifications, solid chassis and floors. Many pictures, no disappointments. $29,500 OBO. Contact Tommy, Ph: 973.525.3301, email: tommyh204@yahoo. com. (NJ) RACE 1965 Shelby GT350 fastback Stored by owner with annual maintenance. Runs and drives well; new paint, interior and top by RM. Rare steel tonneau shaped to match. Original tag and numbers. $210k firm. Call or email Mike Fairbairn: mikef@ciaccess.com. 519.352.4575 or 519.350.0900. $210,000. Contact Jason, email: jgowler@rmsothebys.com. 1955 Pontiac Star Chief convertible S/N 344870E166189. Gold/black. 6,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Professionally restored 2017. New paint, black vinyl top, new 4-speed, AM radio, factory 8-track, rally one wheels, black interior, power windows, doors and trunk. $60,000 OBO. Contact Jerome, Ph: 262.497.3747, email: mr1970olds@ att.net. (WI) 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV S/N 5R09K217630. White/V8. This very rare 1965 GT350 (production run 521 only) with Shelby no. SFM 5S354 is registered in the Shelby Registry. The car had been initially sold in San Francisco and then transferred to Germany. Derichs Rennwagen, Mayen Nürburgring, prepared the car in 1986 for historic racing. It had been bought by the current Swiss owner in 1998 and completely overhauled by Swiss specialists. The car is race-worthy. It has been registered by FIA as a historic touring competition car. Engine displaces 4,727 ccm and delivers over 300 horsepower. $220,000. Contact Fritz, Ph: 4.179.441.1240, email: mobileprofile.ch@gmail. com. (Lucerne) 1966 Ford Mustang A/S 289 notchback S/N 242176P132960. V8, automatic. Montero Red, new legendary black interior, 389-ci engine with Tri-Power and 2-speed Turbine 300 Powerglide auto transmission. PHS certificate, new Vintage Air Gen IV a/c, high-torque starter, electric fans, high-flow water pump, all lines stainless steel, wood steering wheel, Delco Moraine brake booster, all new brakes, T3 headlamps, Flow Master mufflers/tailpipes, Rally II, red center caps/lug nuts, Goodyear lettering Poly Glass tires (OEM), 100-amp chrome alternator, Monroe gas shocks. Excellent condition. No sales calls. $49,500. Contact Jerry, Ph: 209-402-2837 or 209-532-0855, email: imc@hub3.net. (CA) S/N 2096. Red/gray & black. 87,380 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Extremely nice Series 3. Beautiful restoration, Mille Miglia eligible with good history. 200 Yellow & black/12,500 miles. 6-spd manual. Adult owner for the past 20 years. Stock motor, Factory Pipes Products pipes with extra slip-ons. Never raced, S/N 6T07T145027. Blue/gray. V8, manual. Raced from new with documented history, having run at Nelson Ledges and Watkins Glen from 1967 to ’70. Accompanied with two period photographs, was later owned and raced by famous race driver Lauren J. Fix. Immaculate condition by meticulous collector owner of nine years. Refreshed every eight hours; two hours on car now, with recent original gearbox rebuild. Fully sorted and track ready with SVRA and SCCA logbooks. $55,000 OBO. Simko Motorcars LLC. Contact Orrie, Ph: 860.782.1554, email: orrie. simko@gmail.com. (CT) © Sports Car Market


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial 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) GAA Classic Cars Auction, 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) Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A Premier Classic, Antique and Unique Vehicle Auction Experience. Offering 550 vehicles three times a year — March, July and November. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com 1.855.862.2257 (NC) 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, W. Yoder Auction. 920.787.5549 . Premier Auction Group. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com 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 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com W. Yoder Auction holds the only semiannual collector car auction in the state of Wisconsin open to the public where anyone can buy and anyone can sell! But we don’t stop there. We specialize in collections and sell it all! Contact us today. info@wyoderauction.com. Learn more about us at wyoderauction.com and like us on Facebook. Wheeler Auction Group. 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) 833.599.8999 . Collector Car Auction company specializing in the marketing and sale of pre-war, classic, vintage, antique, muscle & exotic automobiles. What sets Wheeler apart from other auction companies in their industry is the quality and quantity of marketing that they do for their clients combined with some of the lowest selling commissions in the industry. Contact them today to discuss the marketing of your vehicle or collection! Info@WheelerAuctionGroup.com www.WheelerAuctionGroup.com Worldwide Auctioneers. Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & 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) 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 AutoPalm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) 202 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) 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 catalogbased, 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 Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inven- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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tory 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 Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagGooding & 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 Automotive Restorations. Automodello. 877.343.2276. ONE8™ Type 74 Lotus Europa ONE12™ 1967 Gurney Eagle Spa winner hand-signed by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Buick, Cadillac, Delage, Delahaye, Ford, Lincoln, Kaiser. 1:24 hand-built, limited edition Resin Art™. ONE43™ Sunbeam Tigers. 10% discount to SCM readers: Use code SCM18R 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) 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. Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 or 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) 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 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) 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. California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. 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) through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) ing 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. 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) The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our 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. 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) 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 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 Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s November 2018 Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the 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 Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restor- than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and 203


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 in business, we have grown to become the nation’s premier collector and performance car facility. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) 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 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. 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) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories 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. Capital Gains Taxes? We Can Help. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. 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) Magellan Planning Group. 800.377.1332. We use a simple, proven strategy to defer taxes on the sale of highly appreciated assets. We call it the Capital Gains Deferral Trust and it has helped individuals just like you maximize their profit and minimize their tax burden. Call for a free brochure today. www.magellanplanning.com 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) Morris and Welford. 949.679.4999. Morris and Welford, a JD Classics company, are established, fine collector car dealers based in Newport Beach, California. We have a 14,800 sq ft showroom with cars for sale, cars on consignment, collection management, appraisal services and more. www.morrisandwelford.com Email: pat@morrisandwelford.com 4040 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Pendine. 0044 (0)7770 762751. Pen- dine specializes in the sale of historic cars for road and track. While focusing specifically on British cars from the immediate post-war period to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers to the supercars of the 1990s. Please call us at 0044 (0)7770 762751, or email james@pendine.co and check out our website www.pendine.co (U.K.) West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. 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 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) 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) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. Since 1985, Legendary Motorcar Company has specialized in buying, selling and restoring some of the rarest cars in existence. For sale, in our 150-car showroom you’ll find, ultra-rare muscle cars, European sports cars and modern performance cars. In our 75,000 square-foot facility, our highly-skilled craftsmen perform complete award-winning restorations. Whether you are buying one special car or building a museum, our collection management services will help you make the right decisions. Over 30 years 204 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) Saratoga Auto Auction. Sept. 21 and 22, 2018 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. To consign, register to bid, or to purchase tickets, visit saratogaautoauction. org. 518-587-1935 x22 / jeff.whiteside@ saratogaautoauction.org 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 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Classic Car Transport Collection Management Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 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 RideCache. 512.751.8450. A profes- sional, ad-free software tool and service that helps you manage your collection, digitally preserve your valuable documentation and securely share with those that need access. Manage your collection with our DIY tools or use our RideCache Build service and let our professional team build your account. Learn more at http://ridecache.com/SCM. RideCache — Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty. com. (MI) 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) Frank Dale & Stepsons. The world’s oldest independent Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists, having been established since 1946. With sales, service, restoration and trimming all under one roof, we offer collectors and enthusiasts the complete range of services for their collections. www.frankdale.com (U.K.) 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 J.C. Taylor Insurance. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.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. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Reliable Carriers Inc. 800-521-6393. 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 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 Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) 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) 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) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 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) November 2018 Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) 205


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Events—Concours, Car Shows Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Import/Export Hilton Head Island Motoring 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 26–November 4, 2018 — 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. 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 daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than European Collectibles Inc. J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 12–14, 2019. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! German 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) two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable 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 Cosdel International Transportation. Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance (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 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) 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) West Coast Shipping. 510.236.3008. Classic Car Capital 310.254.9704, Ext. 1. Maximize the return on your passion by recapitalizing the equity in your vintage cars. Whether to expand your collection, invest or for personal use, you decide how to use the funds. With unparalleled experience, service and expertise in this highly specialized lending, we understand the market and needs of the collector. Whether using one car or multiple cars as collateral, we offer lines of credit with no origination fees or prepayment penalties. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s 206 The BMW CCA is the world’s larg- est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 68 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. 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) Shipping collector cars around the world is our specialty. We provide turnkey international logistics solutions to get you driving when you want. We collect your car, load it onto a ship or plane, clear local and foreign customs, and provide white-glove delivery to your destination. We’re used by collectors, dealers and auction companies to ship over 8,000 collector cars around the world each year. And with consolidation available from both U.S. coasts to over 40 destinations around the world, we make it affordable. It’s your dream car, let’s bring her home. www.wcshipping.com Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Italian Legal Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. 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 Luxury Lease Partners LLC. 201.822.4870. LLP is a self-funded exotic car lessor that does not follow conventional lending rules, such as scores, debt-to-income ratios or comparable borrowing requirements. LLP can provide lease financing on any exotic car from $50,000 to $5 million, regardless of your credit history. If you own a car and need cash, LLP provides sale/lease-back financing so you can keep driving your car! Contact us at info@luxuryleasepartners.com LeMay—America’s Car Museum 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) 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) Parts, Accessories & Car Care 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) 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 Alan Taylor Company Inc. 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. Racing Services Dr Beasley’s. Dr. Beasley’s proPutnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $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. vides you with detailing solutions that have amazing ease of use and performance that is unparalleled. It’s Jim Lafeber’s fanatical passion for quality and improved detailing outcomes that drove him to create Dr. Beasley’s. The goal was to create a unique line of handmade, custom formulated car appearance products that spare no expense on the quality of ingredients and the use of new technologies. The result; nearly 15 years and thousands of hours of real-world testing later, is Dr. Beasley’s — a complete line of solutionbased products that exceed the specs and requirements of even the most discriminating luxury auto brands. Made in USA. Visit www.drbeasleys.com 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 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. November 2018 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 Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control 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 Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightTOURANIL Leather by AERISTO +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 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. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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) On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and 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. 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: info@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) 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 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 The Creative Workshop. 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 Treasured Motorcar Services. 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) Speedwell Engineering, Ltd. 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) Hjeltness Restoration. 760.746.9966. What began as attention to detail developed into love. We benefit from 34 years of disassembling original cars with the intent to restore yet also with an eye on the future, other restorers will need benchmarks to copy. If your own personal piece of history needs doing for the first time or the second please contact us. www.HjeltnessRestoration.com 770.789.1396. Restoration, sales and service of collectable vehicles. Specializing in Classics, Prewar and European sports cars. Ball Ground, Georgia. www.facebook.com/SpeedwellEngineeringLtd 410.833.2329. Since 1980, a trusted provider for the highest quality maintenance, restoration, performance, paint, body, sales, and consignment of European sports/luxury vehicles, American classics, and muscle cars. We have completed numerous full and partial restorations on marques as diverse as Bandini, Dellow, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mustang, and Corvette. Maintaining memories for your daily driver, weekend warrior or show stopper in our 22,000 sq. ft. facility with our dedicated full time staff. Let us help you enjoy your treasured motorcar the way it was meant to be. Follow our ongoing and completed projects and visit our website www.treasuredmotorcars.com © Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. We are specialists in Austin-Healey Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 208 Sports Car Market ™ RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Best-of-the-Best Baseball What would you pay for a baseball with the signatures of 11 of the 12 first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Thought Carl’s Carl’s Thought: SCP Auctions, at their August 11 sale, sold a signed baseball for $632,369 — a record for a non-game used ball. Now, this was not just a single-signature ball, as it was signed by 11 of the 12 players who were the first to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The missing signature was th of Lou Gehrig, who could not attend the June 1939 ceremony due to illness. Signatures included greats Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. The ball had been carefully preserved and t signatures were clear and crisp. Christie’s sold the same ball at auction in 1997 for $55,000, so some baseballs are hot property, and the seller received a tidy profit here. Here are a few items of automobilia that Bonhams sold at their July 13 Goodwood auction that are cool — but have not appreciated as much as the baseball. Prices realized include 25% buyer’s premium. several versions and seven or eight colors. The colors were the racing colors of several countries. This example was silver, which was German racing livery. This was Version 3, with no shocks or brake drums. It was missing the windup key, but it still sold for the going rate. Without the 25% buyer’s premium, it was a bargain. LOT 47—MR. BIBENDUM MICHELIN CABLE TIRE AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT. SOLD AT: $3,176. This is one of the most-recognized and longest-running advertising logos ever used. It was introduced in 1894 and has been, in various forms, in use in any number of ways ever since. There are several variations of this mascot, and this one dates to the early ’20s and is signed Generes. Bibendum was often seen with a cigar and was rather rotund, but he has trimmed down of late and stopped smoking. Price paid here was a premium over other recent sales, so well sold. valid until May 14, 2028, so the new owner paid about $25k per year for the privilege of having a “look at me” registration plate. LOT 72—VICTOIRE GLASS AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT BY RENÉ LALIQUE. SOLD AT: $19,056. René Lalique glass mascots were first introduced in the late ’20s, and the 1932 catalog lists 42 that were available in clear and colored glass. Victoire, or Spirit of the Wind, was introduced in August of 1928 and is one of the more elegant and striking examples. This one had a few minor chips on the hair but still sold for strong money. LOT 141—BOXED TINPLATE TOY OF CAPTAIN MALCOM CAMPBELL’S BLUEBIRD. SOLD AT: $1,588. Captain Campbell set the landspeed record of 245.73 mph, and this clockwork toy by Gunthermann is a replica of the recordsetting car. It was complete with the graphic box and the wind-up key. The packaging made the presentation and added half again as much to the value. A cool piece. RACING HELMET. SOLD AT: $66,907. Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren. He died in 1994 at Imola while leading the race. Senna was wildly popular, and this helmet was worn during testing the year that he died. Almost 25 years after his tragic death, anything associated with the legend is still collectible and valuable. LOT 145—ALFA ROMEO P2 TINPLATE RACE CAR BY C.I.J. SOLD AT: $6,352. This popular tinplate toy was made in LOT 210—U.K. VEHICLE REGISTRATION D2. SOLD AT: $258,022. This vehicle registration number was issued in Kent in 1903–13 and they could be sold on the open market. This one is LOT 168—AUTHENTIC AYRTON SENNA BELL 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, $135 Mexico, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East. 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 LOT 54—PAINTED MICKEY MOUSE AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT BY DESMO. SOLD AT: $6,352. Mickey and Minnie were popular mascot subjects, and prices are all over the board. This one sold for adult money, as it was embossed “by permission Walt Disney — Mickey Mouse LTD.” There was some paint loss, but considering the age, it was very presentable. Well sold, but a quarter of the price was the vig. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market