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1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE
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Sold for $115,500
1966 SHELBY GT350
Sold for $181,500
1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C
Sold for $204,955
1927 BUGATTI TYPE 37A
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Sold for $308,000
1927 HUDSON SUPER SIX
Sold for $137,500
3000 WORKS RALLY CAR
Sold for $132,000
1956 ASTON MARTIN
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Sold for $102,850
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Sports Car Market
19 1995 Alfa Romeo FtZ Zagato
A monster in so many ways.
22 1986 Ferrari 412i Sports Coupe
$60k for Elton's $40k beater.
25 1969 Lamborghini Miura "Jota"
Beauty is a relative thing.
64 1992 Porsche 959
Don't tune this at home.
67 1942 Ford Jeep
"Saving Private Ryan" on wheels.
45 Bonhams & Brooks
51 RM Auctions
6 Shifting Gears
10 News, Previews & Gossip
14 Ask Mr. Kerb - Mid-Engined Battles
16 Bike Buys - 1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000S
17 The Wrenching Truth - Moal, Inc.
23 Sheehan Speaks - Econo-Ferraris
31 Legal Files - Impound Those 360s
58 Motobilia - Picnicking In Style
59 The Appraiser's Corner - 1956 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon
61 English Patient - Do You Really Want to Race?
65 Porsche Gesprach - 911SC Targa Tutorial
76 eWatch - Repli-Speedster gets $22,500
12 You Write, We Read
13 Comments With Your Renewals
15 Collecting Thoughts - Buying an MGB Sight Unseen, Part II
16 Mystery Photo
18 Auction Calendar
30 The Twenty Year Picture - Bird Talk
32 Vintage Rally Calendar
57 Mystery Photo Answers
69 Affordable Classics - 1967-72 Fiat Dino Spider
71 Display Advertiser's Index
On-Site Market Reports
Pebble Beach, California
60 1910 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Volume 13, #10
SPORTS CAR MARKET
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Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold
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Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson
Auction Analysts: John Apen, Chip Baldoni,
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Raymond Milo, Steve
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20 Alfa Romeo
26 Etceterini & Everything Else
27 Vintage Race Cars
70 Resource Directory
72 Classified Order Form
77 Showcase Gallery
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Cindy was in elected office as a State Representative.
I recall that it took all of her formidable
political skills to convince me that her
buying a green 1978 Alfa Romeo Spider, with
just 20,000 original miles, was a prudent decision
during those financially challenging times for us. A
year before SCM was founded, she was already
spouting the lingo. "There's no substitute for originality,"
was her closing argument.
Over the years, her green Spider has become a part
of our life. We have not always been kind to it. Winters
have been spent in unheated garages or warehouses. Clutches have been
replaced due to corrosion; the entire braking system froze at one point
because of accumulated moisture from our wet Portland winters. An
array of tiny dents, scrapes and rock chips took their toll on its original
paint. A neighbor's cat decided the passenger footwell was a convenient
feline urinal. The original top disintegrated.
Two years ago, Cindy decided it was time to bring her neglected car
back to life. A cosmetic restoration was completed last summer in time
for the Alfa National Convention, held in Portland.
Cindy has always fiercely loved her Spider, big rubber bumpers and
all, but it wasn't until last month that I bonded with this car. Although I
had installed high-lift cams, thicker sway bars, Shankle springs and crossdrilled
rotors, the Alfa had never pulled strongly or revved freely. I assumed
that was due to its Spica fuel injection, inferior in my thinking to
I was wrong. Soaring water
temperatures sent the Alfa to
Nasko's Imports for a head gasket
and a valve job; it was the
first time the head had been removed.
Nasko replaced the
valves and guides, and tuned the
I picked it up just in time
to drive to Timberline Lodge,
60 miles away, where the Bentley
Drivers Club was making
an overnight stop on their tour
from Seattle to Pebble Beach.
or the past month, I've been enjoying the company of an old
friend. It came into our life in 1988, just after I had left my
position as artistic director of Ballet Oregon and become a
sales manager for Ron Tonkin Gran
Turismo, hawking Ferraris, Alfas,
Maseratis and Lotuses.
thing intensely satisfying about having one that really is a keeper, and
that is finally in the condition that allows it to speak in a clear, powerful
As most of our cars seem
to be perpetual projects,
having a car that is done is a
joy. To be able to go to the
garage, fire it up, and run errands
about soft brakes, overheating,
misfiring plugs, worn
suspensions and recalci-
M. Banzer and her mean green machine.
trant starting and charging systems is a treat.
Our daughter wasn't yet born when we acquired the then tenyear-old
Alfa. Now Alexandra herself is ten, and the Alfa has had
its twenty-third birthday.
This morning I drove Alex to school with the top down. We
stopped at the local market for her maple bar and hot chocolate (no
letters from eco-nutritionists, please). We continued to school, singing
"Hey now, you're an all star" along with the "Shrek" CD, the wind
tousling her hair. I knew clearly that I was in the best of cars, having the
best of times.
The past decade has not been a kind one to General Motors. SCMhas
often commented that the Impalas, Cavaliers and Azteks of today share
little of the DNA of the Bel Airs, GTOs and Chevelles of the past.
Things are changing. Ms. Banzer and I, along with Popular Mechanics
editor-in-chief Joe Oldham and his wife, Nina, had dinner with Bob and
Denise Lutz in Monterey during the Historic weekend. Newly appointed as
vice-chairman of product development for GM, Lutz's enthusiasm for the
future of the company is enormous. An unabashed advocate of automotive
style, he spent much of the weekend cloistered with GM's vice president of
design, Wayne Cherry, analyzing sketches of proposed upcoming products.
Their discussions were animated; in two years, we may see the General
once again on the road to becoming the General. It's been too long in coming.
Restoration's done, now back to work.
For the first time, the Alfa ran like a real Alfa. The suddenly available
horsepower from new and properly adjusted valves allowed me to push
the car hard enough to enjoy the upgraded suspension. Driving the twisting
road up to Timberline, top down in 80-degree weather, brought back
memories of all the Alfas I've driven on that same road over the years.
The next morning I was up at 6 a.m., and by 7:30 had traveled 100 miles
on Oregon's Highway 26, not going anywhere in particular. I just wanted to
drive the car, and savor the feeling that came from letting it run free and hard
in the cool, early morning mountain air.
The odometer turned 50,000 miles
somewhere between the Warm Springs
Indian Reservation and Mirror Lake.
I've been driving it daily for the
past month. So many cars have passed
through our lives that there is some-
We had a brief taste of the future while behind the wheel of a 2002
Cadillac Escalade EXT. Near-three-ton faux pickups with leather-clad interiors
are not quite the target vehicle for SCM, but the EXT was surprisingly
composed hustling along two-lane roads in the backcountry around Carmel.
The suspension feels clamped down, body roll is minimal, the 345-horsepower,
6-liter V8 provides scoot and the brakes are superb. The last time we
had pushed a heavy vehicle so hard, and with such satisfactory results, was
when we drove a new Bentley Arnage in Tennessee last year. May our
friends at Bentley forgive us for the comparison; may our friends at GM
push the envelope of performance and style for all their offerings.
On the Cover
David Chapple's "62 Colony" graces SCM this month. His works
have been featured on the covers of DuPont Registry, Old Cars Weekly,
Car Collector Magazine and Sports Car Market.
As we go to press, we have just learned of the terrorist attacks on
our country, which have claimed the lives of so many innocent
Americans. With our prayers, we reach out to those who grieve. And
we gather in our arms those closest to us, hoping to forever shield
them from this type of horrible, mindless violence.
The 22 x 30-inch acrylic painting was done on watercolor paper.
Open-edition prints of "62
Colony" are available in an 8 x 12inch
format for $45. Chapple's
other artwork may be viewed at
his Web site, www.autoart.com .
Contact: 810/606-0763 (MI),
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Sports Car Market
Everybody needs something. And that's where we come in. At eBay
Motors, we've got just about anything you could possibly want. You want
a '60 Caddy convertible? We've got a million...well, a lot anyway. We're eBay
for crying out loud. Simply put, we've got just about everything, new or
used. So before you run yourself ragged looking for a bargain, you might
want to check us out first. You'll be happy you did. Go to www.ebaymotors.com
The Country Club of Hershey, Pennsylvania
12 October 2001
A Sale of Vintage and Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia
Entries are invited
After the success of our 2000 Auction at
Hershey we are pleased to return to this most
prominent event. Important entries have
already been received and we will again offer
an exceptional section of Automobilia
411, MN= Ir at 4.. 1 9,
Illustrated, an example of prices acheived at our
Hershey Auction Sales for 1999 and 2000
Top left - 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster
Coachwork by Fleetwood sold in 1999 for $145,000
Top right -
1950 Allard-Cadillac 12 Competition
two-seater sold in 1999 for $116,900.
Middle left - 1954 Jaguar XK120 Two-Door
Roadster sold in 2000 for $48,300.
Middle right - 1967 Toyota 2000GT Two-Door
Coupe sold in 2000 for $151,000.
Bottom centre -
1929 Duesenberg Model 1
Convertible Roadster sold in 2000 for $530,500.
For further information or a confidential appraisal
contact Mark Osborne USA Head Office
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Northeast - Jonathan Stein
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Southwest - Christine Eisenberg
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Southeast - Michael Fisher
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Northwest - Tom Black
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UK - Malcolm Barber (Motor Cars) Peter Card (Automobilia)
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The 5th Annual Sports Car Market Magazine
BARRETT-JACKSON INSIDER'S SEMINARS
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a
Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and the experts from the SCM staff invite you to join
them in three information-packed seminars, held right in the midst of the world's
largest collector car auction, Barrett-Jackson.
Participants will be part of an exclusive, intimate group that will participate in
no-holds-barred discussions of the collector car market as well as hands-on examinations
of cars that are going to be crossing the block.
Seminars will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
mornings. Sunday, SCManalysts will be available to examine cars and answer
questions. Conveniently located on-site, a different car-collecting topic will be
featured at each seminar. After each discussion, there will be ample time for you to
ask direct questions about the auction experience. We guarantee you'll get straight
answers. How to decide how much to bid. When to walk away from a car. The
secrets of buying and selling on the block. How to tell when a car reaches its
reserve. How to examine a car like a pro. All this and more will be discussed in detail.
The Field Walk
Each day, after the seminar, you can join the well-known "Field Walk," when
the group, escorted by Keith and other SCMexperts, will take a "hands-on" look
at the cars you are interested in and evaluate them with you.
Space is strictly limited and last year's event sold out quickly. Cost, per person,
for the seminars, field walk and unlimited personal consultations with the SCM
staff is just $275, $500 for two for SCMsubscribers. (Non-subscribers, $325/$600.)
Don't be left out. Send in the form below today, with a $100 deposit per person.
For more information, contact Cindy Banzer at 503/ 261-0555, cbanzer@
sportscarmarket.com . We'll see you there.
SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE—December 17, 2001
(Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. Don't be left out!)
(If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.)
$100 per person deposit required
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Send this form to SCM B-J Insider's Tour, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292
Fax 503/252-5854; Phone 503/261-7127; e-mail: email@example.com
(Deposit refundable if cancelled by December 27, 2001)
"Learn How the Pros Spot the
Good Cars and Know Exactly
What to Pay."
Insider's Tour at
by Cindy Bawer
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the
world's largest auction. Have the SCM
experts answer your question before you
bid on the car of your dreams. Join other
SCM'ers on the 5th Annual Insider's Tour
at Barrett-Jackson, 1/17-20/01 in
Scottsdale, AZ. (More details on page 9.)
To reserve your space, phone 503/2610555;
fax 503/252-5854; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org . (OR)
All vintage race cars are invited to
run at the Fall Formula Festival, Willow
Springs Raceway, CA, 10/6-7/01. Entry
fee is $245 for HSR-West members;
$295 for non-members. Call Ed Swart,
t/Mini fans, get ready! The Mini Mania
Festival Feature Race, held during the
San Francisco Region SCCA Vintage Fall
Classic racing weekend, 11/2-4/01, will
have more than 30 vintage racing Minis
and Mini Coopers. The new 2002 Mini
race car will also make its first US appearance.
Phone 650/321-1411. (CA)
BMW Seattle Classic Motor Rally
organizers are presenting a one-day event
in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, 11/10/
01; Entry is $85. The 8th Annual Poppy
Rally, sanctioned by the Jaguar Club of
North America, will be held the following
day, 11/11/01; Entry is $45. Register on-line
at www.collegeplan.org/ralflreg.htm . (WA)
VEntries for the 2002 Mille Miglia, 5/2-
5/02, are being accepted. To participate in
this event, your car must have a FIVA
Identity Card or FIA Fiche, proving that it
meets the technical and historical requirements.
For entry form and information,
fax 011-39.030.48.093; www.1000
le The first Le Mans Classic Retrospective,
9/22-23/02, will be accompanied by a
Coys of Kensington Auction. For information,
contact Sylvaine Peter (email@example.com )
or Laurence Coninck (firstname.lastname@example.org );
phone 011-33 01 42 59 73 40; fax 011-33 01
42 59 48 28. (France)
The first Annual Hershey Auction,
10/10-12/01, Great American Hall,
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, has
over 65 cars consigned at No Reserve.
For more information, contact Don Williams
and Richie Clyne, phone 925/7363444;
fax 925/736-4375. (CA)
Consignment information for the
eBay/Kruse International Fall 2001
Branson, MO, Collector Car Auction, 10/
19-21/01, and the inaugural Santa Clara,
CA, eBay Motors Pacific Classic Collector
Car Auction and Show, produced by
Kruse, 10/27-28/01, is available at
www.kruseinternational.com or by calling
Mecum's Fall Premier, originally
scheduled for 10/26-27/01, St. Charles,
IL, will be held on 11/2-3/01, in
Bloomington, IL. Phone 800/468-6999;
www.mecumauction.com . (IL)
Bonhams & Brooks sold a 1936
Bugatti Type 57S Atalante coupe for
$423,000 at their 8/11/01 Nurburgring
le Cars, trucks, golf carts, miniHarleys...the
eBay/Kruse Auburn, IN, Labor
Day auction had something for everyone,
according to SCM Toys Editor,
seller only at the time the car and its title is
physically entrusted to Cosdel on behalf of
the buyer. Information on the program is
available at www.cosdel.com or call Martin
Button, 415/777-2000. (CA)
The Web site devoted to Meadowdale
International Raceway (www.meadow
daleraceway.homestead.com) has a photo
series of the prototype Stingray, driven by Dr.
Dick Thompson, rolling, being set upright
by spectators and then continuing to race.
The Carpentersville, IL, track (1958-68),
was intended to be a world-class course
but poor attendance caused its closure.
VEngland's Haynes Motor Museum
has acquired a fully-restored 1931
Cadillac Model 452 V16 "Madame X" Imperiai
Cabriolet, one of 300 built.
V Autocar magazine has named the
Lotus Elise "Britain's Best Driver's Car
2001," based on road and track tests to
determine the best-handling car. Twenty
other cars, including Italian and German
marques, were in the competition.
Bentley is building 50 Continental R
Le Mans special edition road cars with
420-hp engines, celebrating Bentley Motors'
EXP Speed 8 racing car's finish at
this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. MSRP
will be $328,900.
EBay Motors is sponsoring the PBS
It biker girl.
More than 175 pieces of automotive
memorabilia will be presented for sale on
www.FineArtsBrokerage.com . Included
in this selection are Ferrari and Stirling
Moss trophies, rare vintage automobile
calendars and the Coppa Florio Bugatti
Trophy first awarded in 1905. Information
is available through their Web site or at
V Cosdel International Transportation's
Secure Auto Exchange Program
ensures that a buyer's funds for an international
car purchase will be delivered to the
At the 59th International Automobile
Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, 9/13-23/01,
Mercedes-Benz unveiled PRE-SAFE, Preventative
Occupant Safety, an experimental
safety concept combining hazard detection
technology with new types of seat-belt
tensioners and automatically adjusting
seats. Ultimately, a car will detect an imminent
collision and engage occupant protection
systems before it occurs.
Robert Petersen recently received
the Special Events Performance Series
"Founder's Award." The award honors
Petersen for creating the original Street
Machine Nationals, which grew into today's
13-event Special Performance Series.
6/Bloomington Gold Corvettes' inaugural
Historic Awards, created to recognize
Corvettes that influenced Corvette design,
performance and prestige, included Dana
Mecum for his 1967 427/400 automatic; the
car had been ordered by Bill Mitchell as a
birthday present for his wife.
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CLASSIC SPORTS CAPS
MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA
1962 Mercedes-Benz 19051
Grey with Red Interior,
1988 Porsche 930 Turbo
Alpine White, Perfect Black Leather, Chrome,
1958 Ford Retractable
1998 Porsche 993 Cabriolet
Triple Black, 18" Chromes, C/D,
74,000 Miles! Excellent!
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC
Fly Yellow/Black, concours.
1977 Porsche 930 Turbo
Eggplant, 65,000 Miles, Ruf, 5-Speed,
Andial Twin-Plug, etc.
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1
Black, 66,000 Miles,
$Call for details
1961 MGA 1600
Red/Black, Wire Wheels,
1998 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
88,000 Miles, CD, Hi-Fi, etc.
1986 Ferrari Mondial
39,000 Miles, Mint.
1997 Land Rover Defender
90 Hardtop Wagon, Auto, A/C, White with
Grey Interior, 22,000 Miles, Pristine Example.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz 51500
Red/Black, 67,000 Miles.
All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarketcom
Dear SCM: I finally got around
to finishing August's SCM and was
reading Cindy Banzer's "Collecting
Thoughts" article (page 90), when
out jumped "Having spent a week
constantly grumbling in a $32,000
VW Passat V6 4Motion..." Yikes!
I'm getting ready to walk out the
door to buy one of those very wagons
this week. So, what was your
problem with it? Something I ought
to know about? Was it just in comparison
to the Benz or something
more? I'm still open to suggestive
information, good or bad. By the way,
I liked your article.—Rod Williams,
Ms. Banzer replies: Everyone
loves the Passat except me. Our automatic-equipped
test car was sluggish
and struggled to get up modest
hills. There was no pick-up, and it
did not want to downshifi when I felt
it should have. Given today's sophisticated,
electronically controlled automatics,
I expected more. Also, the
turning radius is surprisingly large
for such a small car
Even worse than the lack ofpower
was the drumming wind noise in the
car with the sunroof open. Trying to
find the right combination of fresh
air from fully or partially open windows
and sunroof drove us crazy. A
simple wind deflector might have
solved the problem. As it is, this alone
would keep me from ever considering
My biggest gripe with new cars is
that so many of them are "smart cars
for dumb people." In other words,
the car does for you what it wants
you to do: memorized seating, rearview
mirror steering wheel positions,
tipping rear view mirrors when backing
up, locking the doors, turning
on the lights even if you do not want
Unfortunately, the Passat is full
of this stiff! I just don't like it. Driving
in traffic is complicated enough;
I don't need the car to be doing
things on its own that I have to think
about and overrule.
Given how much people rave
about the Passat, I thought it was an
underpowered, user-cruel car especially
at a sticker price of $32,000.
Rod replies: Many thanks for
your response to my e-mail. I can
understand your gripes. Except for
the sunroof noise, I've noticed all of
this in my test drives. For my wife
and I, it has been a real challenge to
find a family car to replace our 12year
VW Vanagon now that our two
kids are out or on their way out of
the house. The Passat wagon had the
virtue of real room in the back seat
and cargo area, all-wheel drive, high
quality fit and finish and a reasonable
price. Money aside, I would be
driving a BMW 540i wagon. I would
also have to plunk down $50k on it.
In my more irresponsibly enjoyable
hours I drive a '67 XKE and '67
MGB. On either of these vintage cars
what looks like wood is really wood,
what looks like chrome is really
chrome, what looks like leather is,
for better or worse, real leather. No
plastic. No daytime running lights.
No 14-way motorized seat. No hydraulic
cheese straightener. On the other
hand, no airbags, no door protection
beam, crappy exhaust emissions,
lousy service intervals and, if I remember
correctly, a warranty that
was a joke. Progress giveth, and
progress taketh away.
So I'll probably have the guys that
have helped me hop up my GTi
breathe a little fire into the Passat.
Maybe eke out a little more low-end
torque. At least it's not another SUV
or minivan. I just don't think I could
allow myself to put the Jaguar away
for a drive in a (ulp) Honda Odyssey.
Dear SCM: For your information,
I was the second-highest bidder
on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ at
the Bonhams & Brooks Geneva sale,
featured on page 45 of the June issue.
I did end up buying a '61 Alfa Romeo
Giulietta Spider Veloce at a later auction,
at a place I would not normally
consider buying a car (Oldtimer Gallery
in Toffen, Switzerland).
In the end, the calculated risk
taken was a good one, and the car has
been given an excellent bill of health
and complete service by a local Alfa
specialist and runs like a charm. Not
concours, but solid and attractive and
all the good bits are there. The staff
were very helpful with the post-sales
formalities and documentation on
the can—Dennis Thahnan, Founex,
Dear SCM: Just a few corrections
to the Lotus Affordable Classics
article in the September issue.
The Series 1 and 2 went to 1967,
not 1968. Lotus ran out of Triumph
(Series 2) axles at the same time the
US government emasculated all cars
on January 1, 1968. The 1600 engine
was introduced with the Series 3
in 1968 and never installed in the S2.
The car shown is a Series 3 with a
1600. I know many Series 3 cars were
imported with Series 2 documentation
in order to get them in "legally"
and they carry with them documentation
that now proves that they are
the early cars. The giveaway in the
picture is the bonnet with carb WM)
on right side, wide S3 fenders covering
a wide rear axle/wheel combination
as used on S3.—Brian Hernan,
Dear SCM: I have a non-collector
car question. My job requires a
lot of driving throughout Denmark.
I am on the road weeks at a time
twelve hours a day. The roads that I
drive on are mostly secondary, small
farm, and some gravel roads. I am
looking for a new car for business
use. I need a practical and fun car. I
am considering an Alfa Romeo 156
2.0 ts. What do you think of this
model? Would this be a good
choice?—Stig Nielsen, via e-mail
Pat Braden replies: Alfa has always
been a favorite marque at SCM.
Unfortunately, the last Alfa imported
into the US was the 164. We haven't
seen the 156 in any form, so take
that into consideration while pondering
When Fiat took over Alfa, enthusiasts
were terrified that it would do
with the Milanese marque what it did
with Lancia: The Beta series almost
destroyed Lancia 's reputation for
high-quality products. Fortunately,
Fiat learned a lesson, and Alfa has
benefited as a result. The Fiat-based
Alfas have won car-of-the-year honors
in Europe and by all accounts
are the best post-war Alfas ever Most
importantly, reliability has improved
The 156 is a luxurious, yet
nimble sedan that has received high
praise in the European press. If you
,find it comfortable, it should certainly
be up to the driving conditions
you describe and should return
many trouble-free miles of rewarding
Dear SCM: As a long-term 1962
Plymouth owner (26 years), I would
like your readers to know (lest they
go forth dangerously misinformed)
that the ex-Silver/Barrett-Jackson
1962 Plymouth (August issue, page
56) is not a Belvedere, but rather a
Savoy. For reasons known only to
Virgil Exner, there was no identifying
"Savoy" script on the bottomof-the-line
1962 Plymouth. It's one
of those "If you have to ask" deals.
Sorry for the crude handwritten
note, but we 1962 Plymouth owners
pride ourselves on our lack of social
and business skills.—Joseph Gbylon,
Fantasy Junction, Emeryville, CA
Dear SCM: I read with interest
Parts One and Two of Sheehan's diatribe
about the Ferrari F50. What is
the exact point of the piece? How to
convince your government that a car
that was in fact originally manufactured
as a street car, was in fact originally
manufactured as a race car?
Who are we kidding? Is it any surprise
it has taken nine months plus
thus far? Should we be surprised that
the EPA/DOT have their doubts?
Perhaps the less said about this
example, the better, with the lesson
being not to bother with importing
an F50 and trying to convince the
government that it was originally built
as a race can—Joe Sackey, Laguna
Dear SCM: I look forward to
each month's edition of SCM and
you can imagine my anger when, after
clearing the mail from my P.O.
Box and leaving my June issue in his
1992 VW Golf GTi 16-valve "hot
hatch" prior to giving it to me, our
son's GTi was stolen. There went his
car, his Callaway golf clubs, a key to
my house and, almost worst of all,
my SCM for June, 2001.
His car remaining unrecovered.
our son accepted the miserable insurance
company pay-out for his
private import GTi and a loss of
around $4,000 for his car, but, of
course, no recovery of my SCM. I
am hoping that there may be a happier
ending, for he was recently advised
by an officer from what remains
of the State of Victoria's disbanded
Police Stolen Car Squad (quite
incredible, isn't it? With drug crime
rampant, why doesn't the Australian
government also offer a tertiary
course in car theft?) that the car has
been recovered. But what about my
SCM?! I await developments.
In the meantime, would you
please keep one aside for me and, if
my missing mail does not turn up, I
will advise by fax.
I remain fascinated by the remarkable
depth of choice for the
car enthusiast in the US, in contrast
to our situation here in Australia
where, with our weak dollar, many
of the more interesting cars have
been sold abroad and companies like
Christie's and Sotheby's gave up conducting
auctions years ago.
Thus, many cars that your staff
may not consider to be collectible or
hardly worth restoring are well regarded
(e.g., standard coupe 356s or
production series Ferraris). So, I am
presently restoring the only Alfa
Romeo 6C 2500 SS Touring coupe in
Australia and also have what is believed
to be the oldest of the Maserati
3500 GT series (S/N 101005).
I am pleased that you have introduced
motorcycle coverage and
would suggest that you consider coverage
of some of the more interesting
ones, rather than those that some
British enthusiasts refer to as "gray
porridge," for the variety is immense.
The range of engineering permutations
that exist between a front and a
back axle, including suspension, is
truly extraordinary.—Bruce HillDouglas,
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
In the August issue, the Twenty
Year Picture (page 32) had values for
the Series I E-type and the Series II Etype
Sports Car Market
WITH YOUR RENEWALS
Thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers.
Better photography and more vintage race
cars. Don't get me wrong, you've got a great
Royce and a vintage MG, and I like to read
Jared Rundell, Birmingham, MI
If you made it any better, I would never
leave the bathroom. Even the fringe stuff is
good for the personality. I don't know how
you could get better!
Thanks for a publication that made me a
better-informed consumer for the purchase of
my Healey. Keep the magazine as is.—Doug
Bare, Little Creek, DE
Keep up the same content and format.
R.H. Riddervold, Orinda, CA
I really enjoy Carl Bomstead's columns!
You have a terrific publication!—R.P Ritner,
"Sheehan Speaks" is what I turn to first.—
Bill Horton, Fort Lauderdale, FL
More Aston Martin!
Love it! I don't ride, but I really enjoy "Bike
Buys." If it's mechanical, it's good. Of course,
one can never have too much Alfa.—Gerald
Epps, Catonsville, MD
It's pretty good now. Please resist comments
from "sports car purists" that would have you
delete coverage of cars they don't consider
worthy of your attention. I own a vintage Rolls-
Bill Vatter, Kennesaw, GA
Stay the course! —William Mahalic,
The more Alfa stuff, the better!
Prufer, Ashland, OR
This magazine is my window into dreaming
about cars I'll never be able to afford. Keep
up the good work. More Maserati stuff.—
Marco Cerqueira, Newark, NJ
Just keep up the great work and keep us
away from the fright pigs. Thanks.—Barry
Menscher, Plantation, FL
Keep trucks and SUVs out! Including vintage
motorcycles is a good idea.—Daniel T
Fenley, Costa Mesa, CA
I enjoy the recent addition of vintage motorcycles,
but please, no Harleys. Stick to
European and select Japanese models.—Bob
Ostlund, Saint Paul, MN
Richard Lane, San Jose, CA
Make it better? How? If this thing came
weekly, it would replace Auto Week as the reason
to race to the mailbox on Friday!—Robert
Prickett, Oviedo, FL
More "Cars We've Owned" stories. More
"Montreal vs. Dino" stories or comparisons.
Or a "We Drive our Classifieds" section. Don't
increase American content (please), just more!
Remember that some of us are still dreaming
about having a "weekend car," so more
articles and info about "starter" cars would be
Your enthusiastic support of the hobby
is appreciated, I'm sure, by all of your readers.
Tweak, but don't change.—Larry Moss,
Roney & Co., Birmingham, MI
Publish less on European auctions and more
on affordable classics.—Jeff Hepner, Washington,
And thanks to all ofyou for your renewals
and your thoughtful comments.—Keith Martin
& Cindy Banzer
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Ask Mr. Kerb
by Michael Duffey
Send your collector car questions to Mr Kerb, e-mail: email@example.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292.
Handling Over Power
Dear Mr. Kerb: As a recent escapee from
the asylum for lovers of hopeless cars, I am
interested in scratching the mid-engined car
itch. My tastes run toward handling overpower
the smell of oil and leather over plastic, and
originality/drivable fun over perfection. A removable
top is a plus.
As to reliability, this will be a toy, ideally
one that allows me some fun in tinkering but
won't be inclined to expel major moving parts
out the exhaust when I accelerate up an on
ramp. Money is not a big issue but I'd prefer to
keep the total investment in the vicinity of
$10,000415,000. Although I know my candidates
are all virtually sale-proof I'd prefer
one where my position as the greatest fool in
the greater fool chain is not automatically assured.
My candidates are a Lotus Europa, Lancia
Scorpion or Porsche 914. Which would you
choose, or should I sign up for shock therapy
and forget the mid-engined car?—L.G, via email
Dear Mr. G: Back in the early '70s, I considered
this very question for the first time.
Then, like now, all major race grids were filled
with mid-engined cars and I was convinced
that the perfect sporty car must have the motor
in the middle. Incidentally, I also thought
that the perfect four-cylinder engine would
have five main bearings and a belt-drive overhead
cam. With my budget at that time, my
"perfect car" would have been the Fiat X119.
Now, almost thirty years later, I have built
three main bearing
know that they
more mains, and
have also had
tons of fun in
cars with the
motor in the
quality made the car.. .well, I am being very
kind when I only call it flawed. The rest of
your worries will be the dysfunctional cooling
system and the rear hubs destroying themselves.
I find the Porsche 914's shift linkage only
marginally better than the Lotus. The rest of
the car is much more substantial than the
Europa, with the added bonus of more room
for big drivers and both their feet. (In the
Europa, every time anything larger than a size
9 shoe hits the pedals, it is an
instant "heel and toe.")
The Lancia? Well, it's just another
Fiat X1/9 in many ways,
specifically in longevity and
driveability when fully (and legally)
smogged. The '70s was
a bad time for Fiat and the Fiats
that wore Lancia badges.
Ever more stringent emission
standards ran the power
down and the engine temperature
up. Of the three
cars that you mention, the
Lancia is the one that you are
least likely to see on the road (or even on the
side of the road) today, and I don't recommend
that you try to change that situation by
One of the best choices is the 914.
front. In fact, for a street car, the mid-engine
layout is now my least favorite from a maintenance
standpoint. This is important if you
choose a car that will need more attention paid
to the not-too-accessible drivetrain, as the cars
on your list likely will.
However, judging from the tone of your
question, you probably know (or suspect) all
of this, so what about your choices? While it
is true that my old Europa would easily outhandle
my old Super Seven, the fiddly shift
linkage, poor rearward vision and general build
Still, you want a mid-engined car and, of
the three, even though you won't get the smell
of leather over plastic in any of them, the 914
is the most practical. The two-liter is the fastest
of the four-cylinder cars and the 914-6 is
even quicker than that. These days, most 914s
have been modified in
some way. The Type
4 engine fitted to the
914/4 can be punched
out to 2.7 liters and
the sky is the limit
with the horsepower
potential of the sixcylinder
There are tons of
cheap cars around and
with your budget it
should be possible to find something clean
and perhaps even a totally sorted-out hot rod.
If you install a cowhide interior you will have
met all of your criteria: smell of leather, oil
and a removable top.
Dear Mt: Kerb: I own a 1996 Commemorative
Edition Nissan 300ZX As you may know,
the last 300 Z-cars built were special commemorative
editions numbered from 1 to 300.
I believe one or more of these special Z-cars
are in automobile museums.
I am the proud owner of number 258. It is
a cobalt-colored, twin-turbo 300ZX with a fivespeed
manual transmission. It has commemorative
"Z" decals on the driver and passenger
side rear quarter glass and a commemorative
"Z" plate with the serial number "258 of 300"
mounted on the center console. Each purchaser
received a certificate verib;ing the vehicle's
commemorative status, as well as a photograph
of a like model/color vehicle presented in a
leatherette case. Each purchaser also
received a letter from then-President
of Nissan Motor Corporation
USA, Robert .I. Thomas,
and a limited edition, framed
serigraph. I would like to think
that my 300ZX number 258 (it
has only 4,000 miles on it) would
be a collector 's item of significant
value some day. However, I don't
know how to determine its present
value or to project its possible future
value.—L.Z., Metairie, LA
Dear Mr. Z: The folks who invested
in Corvette Indy Pace Car replicas
might disagree about the collectibility of what
is basically a production car with a special
paint scheme and a few extra badges. There is
also the issue of collectibility in general when
applied to the world of Japanese cars.
The general lack of acclaim for the
remanufactured Z cars that Datsun/Nissan
built a few years ago taught me a lesson about
the limited amount of nostalgia for most cars
from the land of the rising sun. Very few cars
built in Japan are hard-core collectibles and
the most valuable is the Toyota 2000GT. If
and when the Nissans become interesting and
start to command serious money, we will likely
see an increase in the price of the early (196973)
Z cars first. When that happens, the later
260s and ZXs might have a chance. Very lowmileage,
original cars will lead the pack at sale
time. It sounds like your car is pristine right
now but the question is, what to do until then?
To most folks, the value of your ZX is the
same as for any ZX with similar mileage and
cosmetic condition. If a ZX collector emerged
from the shadows and wanted one of the commemorative
editions and you are lucky enough
to meet this person before he or she buys one
of the others, then you might get a few more
dollars. The likelihood of this scenario is pretty
slim so the reality is that it's up to you whether
you park the car or drive it. It might be a long
wait before interest grows in cars like yours
Continued on page 32
Sports Car Market
Buying an MGB Sight Unseen: Part 11
by Marshall Stocker
1111/ he search for and purchase of my
first vintage sports car was only
half the fun (see September 2001,
"Collecting Thoughts," page 14).
The other half was driving Miss
Eloise (1964 MGB SN GHN3L36334) home
from Florida to New York.
The first 1,000 miles of our 1,300-mile journey
were covered with little
difficulty, save for a mild sunburn.
On the second day I
stopped near the nation's capitol
early for a quick refueling
and fluid check. As I pulled
out of the gas station, the water
temperature gauge steadily
rose toward a feverish range. I
panicked. A glance under the
hood revealed coolant splattered
all over the engine's passenger-side
What to do with a wounded
British sports car, on a Saturday,
as dusk settled on a Washington
With no hope of finding an
open repair shop until Monday,
I called Ian Carpenter, a
good friend of mine who lived
in Philadelphia and who also
Thirty minutes later the tachometer gears, apparently
protesting nearly 18 hours at 4,000
rpm, expired and the sound ceased. The tachometer
needle even fell off the spindle and
drifted around the bottom of the tachometer,
like a goldfish floating belly-up. Tachometers
are cheap; I was relieved.
Too soon. Moments later, I slowed down,
but the MGB's engine continued
to rev at a high speed.
It sounded several thousand
rpms above idle, like it was
still going 65 mph, but it
wasn't quite in redline country.
Of course, without a tachometer
I had no accurate
way to determine how fast
the engine was running.
We sat motionless by the
side of the road while the B
idled somewhere around
3,500 rpm. I blipped the
throttle, and the engine speed
dropped to a more appropriate
600 rpm. This impromptu
therapy got me
through the remaining 50
Eloise enjoying Southern culture.
knew cars. A self-taught MD in the treatment
of automobile trauma, he could perform the
diagnosis and either suggest finding a hotel
room or prescribe the proverbial magic pill.
Given the symptoms, the doctor's cellphone
diagnosis was a high-pressure leak in the
cooling system. The treatment involved refilling
the half-empty radiator and loosening the
radiator cap to prevent pressure build-up. By
reducing the pressure, the coolant would be less
likely to squirt out from the errant leak in the
circulatory system. Then all I needed to do was
make it to Philly where Ian would perform the
necessary surgery to repair the leak for good.
The temporary fix worked as Eloise lost
only a few ounces by the time we limped into
the emergency room. However, the coolant leak
was only the beginning of what was to become
a lengthening list of difficulties between Washington
The second stage of my travails began with
a horrendous intermittent grinding sound. I was
certain it was emanating from the drivetrain,
as the frequency of the sound was proportional
to engine speed and quite near the transmission
tunnel. The bone-chilling sound rang
in my ears like a mechanical dirge. Was our
honeymoon coming to a catastrophic ending?
Nearly seven hours behind
schedule, I met Ian in
Philadelphia and insisted that he drive the car.
The MGB was my first real sports car and I
was looking for validation from an automobile
expert. In his opinion, Eloise was a remarkably
throaty car with better torque than horsepower.
His verdict rekindled my spirits.
Ian then looked under the bonnet. Easiest
to fix would be the broken carburetor return
spring. Not so easy would be the external head
gasket leak visible between the third and fourth
cylinders. Actually, how to fix it was easy:
replace the head gasket, check for head warping,
and verify the head bolts were secure in
the block. The greatest of our problems was
that it was now 1 a.m. on a Sunday morning
and neither one of us happened to have a head
gasket for a '64 MGB handy.
By phone, I contacted the seller and asked
why the head gasket might have started to leak.
He was of little help, having only owned the
car for three months. At my insistence, he referred
me to the previous owner.
The B's history began to unfold as I chatted
with the man who had owned the car for
nearly twenty-five years. "Babe" (now known
as Eloise) had been acquired in the mid-1970s
when the previous owner was living in California.
At that time, the car was white with a
red interior and had two off-center stripes running
over the bonnet, one red and one blue.
After moving to Alabama in the mid 1980s, a
daughter was charged with tending "Babe" and
mistakenly read the oil level to be too low.
After adding eight quarts of oil to those already
in the car, she drove off and promptly
delivered the engine into the after-life. Given
the impetus to rebuild the engine, the son of
the owner commissioned a mechanical and cosmetic
restoration. As part of the restoration,
the car's color was changed from white to red.
Likewise the red interior was replaced with
black vinyl with red piping, a visually appealing
combination, but far from original.
It came as no surprise that white was not
the original color either. Before I left for Florida
I had acquired the Heritage Trust certificate
trace%2Ocertificate.htm) along with several
Department of Motor Vehicles records. The
certificate stated S/N GHN3L36334 was issued
to a car painted black when it left the
factory. I removed a fleck of paint already loose
in the engine bay. Black shone through and
confirmed the certificate's description of the
car's factory-issued form, which also included
a red interior, not the current black.
Also confirmed were the factory-issued steel
wheels that had not been discarded for the popular
aftermarket wire wheels. As a final twist, the
certificate indicated that this '64 MGB had originally
been delivered and sold in Canada. The
document also revealed that the most recent seller
had purchased the car only three months earlier
for $2,500 before selling it to me for $8,000.
As the Sabbath—apparently a holy day for
all local British car parts suppliers—passed, I
suffered from a mild depression. I had been
starry-eyed with the notion that I could fly to
Florida for a three-day weekend, triumphantly
returning to introduce my skeptical wife to the
newest addition to our family—all before I had
to return to work on Monday. Now I wouldn't
even have a head gasket until Monday.
On Monday, we discovered that the cylinder
head was mildly warped. After an hour of
grinding, the car received a new head gasket.
Eloise and I sped off to make an absolutely
essential social meeting that my wife had
scheduled. I had to arrive home early enough
to clean my face of three days of road grit that
can only be earned after driving 1,300 miles in
a '60s sports car, top-down. But the wide,
silly grin I had earned stayed for days.
At age 26, the Generation X author lookki
forward to a continuing saga of self-flagellation
as he pursues his love of vintage cars. •
1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000S
concept bike called
the Katana was the
hit of the 1980
cycle show. It featured advanced,
aggressive body styling that
broke from the traditional motorcycle
appearance of the time.
Its tiny tinted windshield and the
plastic shark nose projecting in
front of the headlight were
Suzuki had engaged a German
company called Target
Design for styling, and Hans
Muth created the controversial
shape. When released as a production
motorcycle in 1982, nearly all
the high-style features were kept.
With 104 horsepower, the fourcylinder,
16-valve Suzuki was competitive
with other superbikes of
its time, including the six-cylinder
Honda CBX and Kawasaki
KZ1300. It could roll up the guar-
A rider once wrote to the maga-
zine Performance Bikes, asking how
to fix a Katana that spat out 15inch
flames when he backed off the
throttle after a high-speed run.
Their answer was, that isn't a problem,
that's part of the reason people
The frame and engine were virtually
identical to Suzuki's mundane-looking
GS-1000 series bikes.
But the 5.8-gallon fuel tank, seat,
side covers and
tail section were
unique to the
The seat was
covered in two
kinds of vinyl,
which caused the
Katana to look
like a single-seat
Katarta with afiermarket exhaust.
ter mile in 11.23 seconds and was
smooth at triple-digit speeds. The
engine, visually dominated by a
large round clutch cover on the right
side, and breathing through four
Mikuni carburetors and a black
chrome exhaust system, was massive
and strong. An oil cooler was
fitted beneath the fairing.
the rider into a
for city streets
and only useful at high speeds. But
the look was right.
The big Suzuki's performance
features included an aluminum swing
arm for lighter weight, and antidive
front forks to prevent diving
under hard braking. (This device,
activated by brake fluid pressure,
has proven problematic over time.
Many have been disconnected.)
Twin disc brakes were up front, with
a single disc at the rear.
In the '80s, the radically styled
Katana was a flop in the marketplace.
Buyers preferred the conventionallooking
Suzuki GS-1100E, which offered
nearly identical performance
without the trendy appearance.
Today, in a world of completely
enveloped Japanese sport bikes, the
svelte Katana is immediately recognizable.
Over the years, it has
become a classic whose sleek aerodynamic
shape provided a preview
of the style that all high-performance
road bikes would emulate in
the future.—Bill Neill•
1,000 cc (1982),
1,100 cc (1983)
5-speed, left foot
510 lbs. (dry)
Engine # .... Right side of crankcase
Web site .. www.katanacentral.co.uk
Perfect Katana owner .... Wishes his
leathers looked like Darth
Vader's outfit in Star Wars
Rating: **Ia..** is best
Fun to ride
Ease of maintenance
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Moal is stylist, engineer, designer and team
manager on his car fabrication projects. He is
also an experienced metalsmith who does everything
from fender and complete body repairs to
replication of components for all manner of collector
and exotic cars. The Moal family also operates
a body and fender business in Oakland.
His creations amalgamate elements from
such disparate influences as the American hot
rod, sprint cars and midgets, Ferrari, Bugatti
and Alfa Romeo sports and monoposto racers
from the '30s, and front-engined Indy roadsters
from the '40s and '50s.
The car he is creating for Zausner, now in
an advanced assembly stage in his shop, is a
cumulative study in the Moal method. The
114-inch wheelbase, 2,500-pound roadster is
powered by a 436-hp Ferrari Maranello V12,
connected to a six-speed transaxle and shoehorned
into an extremely strong space tube
frame. In July of this year the car was subjected
to industrial torsional rigidity tests and
exhibited only one degree of measured bend at
8,000 pounds of pressure.
The car is built to Moal's simple but successful
roadworthy axiom: Provide superior
torsional rigidity to handle the horses and create
a suspension system to deliver the goods.
In Zausner's case, this means a boxed
frame made from 4130 chrome moly steel rails,
triangulated suspension towers and IRS with
outboard swing axles. The front suspension
is part Ferrari with hand-machined control
arms, wheel adapters and spindles by master
machinist Jack Friedland.
The V12 engine is complex, with computerized
injection and ignition systems. The dry
sump, oil cooler, fuel tank and battery are
nestled in the rear quadrant. The exhaust system
runs through "bag o' snakes" headers and
out through holes in the subflooring.
Moal gives credit to Zausner on this current
project. "Being a serious enthusiast and highly
knowledgeable about the styling, history and
expensive high-performance motor cars.
In less than a decade, this 55-year-old Oakland,
California, native has affixed his marque
to a series of increasingly sophisticated and
very fast hand-built roadsters that have attracted
a coterie of cognoscenti—including TV
and film star Tim Allen, Silicon Valley shoguns,
and San Francisco Ferraristi and SCM subscriber
by Michael Dobrin
teve Moal is a third-generation motoring
craftsman whose one-off,
hand-fabricated vehicles stand as
testimony to the fact that there is a
place in our CAD/CAM cyberworld
for custom-built, rakish, daring and
provenance of sports cars and American hot
rods, his input has really helped define and shape
Moal is one of the few practitioners of the
Steve Moal is a devotee of works by Frank
Kurtis and has a long-running collaboration
with Midwest sprint car racer-builder Jackie
Howerton. "Because we were body and fender
specialists locally for Mercedes," he says, "I
began to form some ideas about these fine cars.
I even at one time wanted to build my own
version of the SSK."
Moal (front) and Friedland work on Tim Allen's car.
world coachwork skill of hemming on, or the
superleggera technique developed by carrozzeria
Touring, wherein he and his main metalman,
Jimmy Kilroy, "hem on" or crimp aluminum body
panels about a subframe tubing matrix.
Moal's grandfather William, a wheelwright
and metalsmith, emigrated from France and by
1911 his Moal's Auto Metal Works was going
strong on 29th and Broadway in Oakland. His
father, George, built a successful body and
fender operation. The elder Moal is an accomplished
woodworker and craftsman whose
laminated steering wheels and custom gauges
often show up on his son's creations.
Moal Sr. ran with a local racing crowd. Indy
Location ...939 E. 1 1 th St., Oakland, CA 94606
Number of staff
Number of bays 10,000 sq. feet of shop space
Years in operation
Hand-formed metal bodies,
complete concept automobiles
and champ car racers Freddie Agabashian and
Ed Elisian, prankster-striper Tommy "The
Greek" Hrones and consummate metalman Jack
Hageman all came through the Moal shops.
Hageman's flawless and dramatic metalwork
drew Steve Moal to imagine the creative possibilities
in shaping cars in distinctive styles.
By the late '70s and early '80s, Moal was
taking on metalwork assignments from
concours showmen and private collectors. Initial
projects focused on fender or body repair
or complete refabrication, He redid the 1938
Alfa Romeo (ex-Chinetti) 2.9 racer owned by
Bob Lee of Sparks, Nevada. He also did Lee's
LeBaron-bodied Packard Boattail, a Pebble
Beach winner. There were a number of commissions
for another Pebble Beach showman,
John Mozart, including bodywork on his Best
in Show Corsica-bodied Tipo 57C Bugatti.
Moal built a relationship with Phil Reilly,
taking on metalwork projects from Reilly's
Corte Madera, California, shop. In 1991, collaborating
with designer Don Varner and motorcycling
stylist and Harley-Davidson dealer
Bob Dron, he created the stunning "Heritage
Royale," a custom-bodied Milwaukee
thumper that re-wrote the book on motorcycle
Tim Allen saw an article about the V8 Special
and wanted that actual vehicle. When told it was
sold, Allen said, "Well, build me one." Hence the
RRR Licorice Streak, a thunderous tour de motoring
force powered by a Ford SVO 351 engine.
Moal has built a team of specialists for these
projects. They include Kilroy, machinist
Friedland, aeronautical engineer Michael Amold,
machinist Darrell Hayes, fabricator Don Brazil,
frame specialists Dan Freitas and Curt Hill, billet
sculptor John Buttera, and tool-and-die makers
Carsten Kettlitz and Gary Scheuter. Moal's
sons Michael, a fine painter, and David, a mechanical
engineer who specializes in solid work
modeling, are also part of the team.
Moal says he designs and builds complete
cars for "spirited motoring." The number of
commissions coming to Oakland suggests that
there are serious enthusiasts who are still looking
for talented individuals to build them, in
the tradition of the great coachbuilt specials of
the '30s and '40s, the exact and unique car of
their dreams. •
He built a breakthrough jewel in the mid'90s—the
small, black California V8 Special
roadster that integrated classic elements from
the American hot rod (solid front axle, flathead
Ford V8 power), sprint car ("beehive" grille
snout) and Europe (fadeaway fender lines and
a rounded rear bustle).
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Chassis number: ZAR16200003002172
The RZ was designed and built by Zagato. The
coachwork was a thermoplastic resin, reinforced with
fiberglass composite material and bonded to a steel chassis with special
adhesives to produce a body with extraordinary torsional rigidity. The
result was dramatic and the Italian press described the car as "Ii Mostro,"
or "the Monster." It was immediately loved or hated.
The mechanical concept of the RZ prototype was the fruit of work
by Alfa Romeo, together with an important contribution from Alfa Racing.
The RZ is the synthesis of traditional technology pushed to its
highest level. It is not, and does not pretend to be, a high-tech car.
Engineers specified a 3.0-liter V6, double overhead camshaft, light alloy
engine, with maximum care being taken with the timing, the camshafts,
the compression ratios and the geometry of the manifolds. The engine
produced 210 bhp and gave the RZ a top speed of 151 mph.
The transaxle scheme, with front engine, rear gearbox and De Dion
axle, guarantees exceptional stability, thanks to optimal distribution of the
load across the two axles. The RZ's restricted
ground clearance prompted the adoption of a
hydraulic lifting suspension system, operated by
means of a button on the dashboard. The driver
can raise the car by 50 mm in order to get over
speed bumps and the like.
lfa Romeo has produced a lot ofcars that have remained
memorable, whether commercially successful or otherwise.
The RZ, as a high-performance convertible, is
one of those cars.
SCM Price Guide
Production of the RZ commenced at the beginning
of 1992 with a total of 278 units produced.
The car pictured here is number 81. It comes complete
with the appropriate Zagato certification and
is finished in classic Giallo (Fly yellow) with a
black hide interior. This example came to the UK in
2000 and has seen very little use since being regis- _
tered, the odometer showing a total of some 37,000 kilometers. It is rare that
this exclusive coach-built piece of exotica is available in the UK and this
excellent ready-to-roar example offers exhilarating top-down summer motoring
with unprecedented levels of head-turning style.
This Alfa RZ sold for $23,124, including buyer 's premium, at the
Coys of Kensington Rockingham sale on May 27, 2001. Below SCM's
Price Guide, one could not have bought a more striking car for the price.
Zagato has been in search of an identity for some time. After the war,
its Giulietta SZ and Giulia TZ coupes regained the carrozeria's pre-war
reputation for bodies of exceptional beauty and functionality. More recently,
however, the company has delegated most of its fabrication to
Galbiati and is striving to become a pure design firm. If Zagato's vision
of the automotive future is accurate, we may have real cause for concern.
The convertible RZ is a conversion of the SZ coupe, the real owner of the
"Mostn9" title. These two limited-production Zagatos continued Alfa abrupt,
"crashed-into-a-brick-wall" styling theme established with the Milano and
reflected in the current Spider and Sprint. The auction catalog's copy, when
run through the SCM truth translator; properly evaluates the model: It was
Market Review at Buyer's Guide
• 1111111 MILANO
1995 Alfa Romeo RZ Zagato
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a commercial failure, controversial, not high-tech and inherently impractical
over speed bumps (i.e., for everyday driving). The ultimate failure of the
series, however; was that it never delivered on its visual promise—it looks
like it should be the fastest car in the world. You can think of it as a funnylooking
Milano, or a spike-haired groupie who can't sing or play guitar
Development of the SZ began in the summer of 1987 and it made its
debut in 1989. The basis of the car is the Milano Verde, with which it
shares its driveline. Unfortunately, Alfa's SOHC
V6 engine (as in the RZ) was first introduced in
1979 in the Alfa 6 (some ten years after its initial
design) and the SZ chassis derives from the
Alfetta sedan, which was introduced in 1975. As
a result, the components of the SZ were well
aged at the time of its introduction. The RZ, a
chop-top, appeared in the winter of 1992, probably
as an attempt to sell off the remaining SZs.
The SZ's finest moment of valuation came
before it was introduced Recall that 1989 was
near the peak of the speculative era for collector
cars. Alfa announced it was limiting production
998 (SZ and RZ)
On passenger side of
of the SZ to 1,000 and contracts for future delivery of the cars traded
hands for as much as $100,000. However; when the car market crashed,
this "instant collectible" became just a rebodied Milano and values
plummeted to current levels.
In the SZ's defense, SCM'er David Cohen at one time kept an SZ in
Europe, and told us, "It's one of the most satisfying high-speed touring cars
I've ever driven." And, of course, Mr Cohen has driven more than a few.
So, who would buy this car? Those who want to stand out from the
crowd and use their cars to bolster their image. It is the aesthetic successor
to the Daimler SP250—you simply can't ignore this car Its presence
is so overwhelming that performance and beauty, or lack thereof seems
To become a true classic, however; a car must offer superior performance,
beauty and utility. The price paid suggests that the SZ and RZ fail
all three tests, and their market will probably trend downward for the
foreseeable future. Well bought at the price if you have to have one, but
not a sure-fire long-term investment.—Pat Braden
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33 8C 2300 TOURING, Touring Spyder,
2211073 $1,250,000. Symbolic Motors,
34 8C 2600 MONZA, Brianza Spyder,
2211133 $950,000. Symbolic Motors,
37 12C-37, Scuderia Ferrari Monoposto,
51204, P.O.A. Symbolic Motors,
858.454.1800 . CA
37 8C 2900B, Touring Mille Miglia
Spyder, 412021 $2,500,000. Symbolic
Motors, 858.454.1800. CA
47 6C2500 FRECCIA D'ORO, charmingly
original, US & Euro papers, runs and
looks as it should, proper period pieces
$85,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
55 1900C SPRINT S2, Ghia coupe, in
charcoal w/blk & white int, 5-spd, many
SS features $59,500. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555.
FAX 510-653-9754 CA
57 1900 3-WINDOW, touring coupe, white
w/caramel, excellent older restoration including
proper installation of 2 liter engine
& 5-spd gearbox, lovely example, a pleasure
to drive $37,500. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555.
FAX 510-653-9754 CA
57 750 GIULIETTA, Normale, restored,
white w/blk int w/red piping & carpet, recently
refreshed, dead stock orig except for
beefy Veloce setup and 5-spd trans, a one
owner car 40 yrs, 70K orig miles $21,000.
Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC, 206-4676531.
FAX 206-653-6532 WA
57 GIULIETTA NORMALE, roadster,
very complete, off road 15+ years, can run,
hardtop only, present owner 17 years
$7,000 ONO. 562-498-2798. CA
60 SPRINT SPECIALE, AR1012000239,
complete bare metal restoration; no rust or
Bondo, New chrome. Rosso Rubino with new
gray leather w/piping. New Pirellis. New
rubber hoses, window & door seals. New suspension
bushings and shocks, mechanically
excellent. Newly rebuilt Veloce engine. Original
block also available. 72,000 miles, great
driving car, $27,000 obo. 407-876-8860. FL
60 GIULIETTA SPRINT, Normale, nice
original car, primered, ready for paint, needs
finishing, correct, complete and not rusty
$6,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-653-6532 WA
61 SPRINT SPECIALE, red/grey int, red
piping, complete body-off restoration, 16K
mi, rust-free, mechanically perfect, show
quality $29,750. 210-497-8623. FAX
62 2000, rare Touring bodied Spyder, rebuilt
engine & trans, near perfect bodywork, new
black top, excellent original interior on low
mile car, one ofthe finest in existence $23,500
BO. John, 847-823-1494. IL
62 BERTONE SPRINT, Special coupe,
Giulietta, complete, has all trim, exc driver,
fitted Giulia engine & 5-spd, correct engine
available, has some rust $11,000. 562498-2798.
63 GIULIA SPYDER 1600, red w/blk
leather, restored and expertly prepared for
vintage road and track events, records
$25,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555.
FAX 510-653-9754 CA
65 GIULIA SPYDER 1600, red, one owner,
48,000 miles, rust-free, California car,
mechanically fresh, requiring only cosmetics
to be outstanding. $12,500. Jeff
Knudsen, 616-335-3868. MI
65 GIULIA SUPER, project or parts, some
small parts missing $2,000 OBO. Bill or
Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL
65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unrestored
good original condition. Photos
firstname.lastname@example.org $189,000. Gary, 949650-2690.
66 2600 SPRINT, Weber carbs, lots of new
parts included, complete, good driver, not
a restoration project $9,500. 626-7985345.
66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration,
leather interior, Sperry stage 5 2Liter,
45 mm Webers, Mini-Lites, R-1
tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000.
66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray mt.,
70,000 mi, needs new owner, restored.
email@example.com $22,000. Steve Nylin,
67 DUETTO SPYDER, very clean & proper
model, white w/maroon int, nice paint, inter
& top, exc cond, great runner, no rust
$15,750. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
67 DUETTO BOATTAIL, covered
headlamps, show quality paint, very sound
body, good top & interior, very good mechanically
$14,500. 716-889-9414. NY
68 GIULIA 1300TI 4-DR, upgraded
1750cc eng, great cond, white w/grey int,
pictures available $11,000 OBO. 650-7039460.
68 GIULIA SUPER, 21K orig mi, mocha
ext, tan int, repainted, exceptional car
throughout, 1600cc $8,900 firm, serious
only. 773-271-6983 weekdays. IL
69 DUETTO, blue, strong runner, mechanically
excellent, always inside but slightly
faded by time $5,000. 501-664-4373. AR
69 GTV, fully restored to nice driver specs
w/lots invested, amen w/tan leather, gorgeous
mahogany int, mechanically outrageous,
needs nothing $17,000 hurry. Cosmopolitan
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70 JUNIOR ZAGATO 1300, version w/
big valve 1750 motor, new int, very good
mechanically, exterior needs attention
$11,000 OBO. 805-924-0223. CA
71 MONTREAL, 5-spd, 8-cyl, Euro comp
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73 GTV, 150 hp Euro version, in US since
1977, red/blk int, excellent in and out, CA
tags $8,500. 714-898-2945. CA
73 GTV, 45K miles after complete restoration,
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74 2000 GTV, green/pigskin, 18K mi,
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$15,750. Keith, 616-392-1384. MI
74 GTV 2000, red, sunroof, runs well, new
exhaust, Weber carb conversion $4,500.
74 GTV 2000 INJECTION, cream w/blk
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Elton John's 1986 Ferrari 4121
Chassis number: 63907
Engine number: 00145
ATIF he 412 was the definitive version of the 2+2
coupe series that Ferrari introduced in 1972 as
the 365 GT/4 2+2. Built to challenge the finest
luxury saloons available, it was anticipated
that large demand would come from the American
market. Sadly, the costs involved in meeting
US regulations denied it this market. Through updates,
the model gained an automatic transmission, fuel injection,
a larger engine and, with all these, improved performance and
This Ferrari was purchased, used, by Elton John in 1992. Originally
metallic brown, Elton had the car resprayed to the present black
and toned down the interior, replacing the dash fascia with black to
make the attractive combination it is today. It is offered with the
original service folder, which confirms maintenance by leading Ferrari
specialists and slightly over 30,000 miles—with just 350 covered since
1997. The car was recently serviced in November of 2000 and is a
well-preserved example. Of the 412, Elton John commented: "It's a
beautiful car...I love the look. It's a classic Ferrari shape."
Sir Elton's fleet manager was somewhat less enthusiastic, however,
remembering that when he first saw it, he had mistaken its
identity. "It was a horrible bronzey color that you associate with a
Datsun." His opinion, however, has gone up
immeasurably since it was resprayed black, and
he now says it's a lovely car to drive.
At Christie's London sale of 20 of Sir Elton
John's cars, this 412, the first car to cross the
block, brought an astounding $59,640. This exceeded
Christie's high estimate by 65%, but every
single car at this sale sold above Christie's
high estimate—some reaching close to three
times the amount predicted. Clearly, an astute
auction house, in this case Christie's, can obtain
results that bear almost no relation to current
market values when celebrity ownership is
SCM Price Guide
The catalog excelled in giving some nearlyordinary
cars character What Royal-doting Englishman
could resist the blue 1978 Aston Martin
V8 Vantage coupe that was once painted
bright yellow with black and red stripes—the
Watford Football Club colors—and evoked
Prince Philip to ask Sir Elton, "Oh, it's you that owns that ghastly
car, is it?" Rated a condition #2+, it sold for $144,900, bringing
$90,000 above market in the opinion of SCM reporter Richard
As one perceptive auction observer put it, "These were buyers of
memorabilia and collectibles who otherwise would be throwing away
six-figure amounts for Fender Stratocaster guitars. Christie's cleverly
positioned, marketed and promoted the sale as Sir Elton John's stuff that
happens to be cars, not cars that happen to be Elton John's."
Although he was in Atlanta at the time of the auction, Sir Elton
followed the progress of the sale. "There's obviously a lot of money to
be made from second-hand cars! It's great to know that the people who
have bought my cars place such a high value on them, and that the care
that has been put into looking after them over all the years has been
well worth it. I hope that all of the new owners enjoy these cars as much
as I did," he commented.
Driving them? These are objects bought to be talked about and to
impress one's acquaintances. "Shall we take
Sir Elton 's Bentley tonight or would you prefer
$63,500 plus EPA
On top of steering column
in driver's compartment
Rear-center of engine block.
Ferrari Club of America,
Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358;
Ferrari Owner's Club,
8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241
A photo from Sir Elton's
To step back into the real world for a moment,
the 412, along with its predecessors, are
at the bottom of the Ferrari pecking order,
with perhaps only the lowly 308 GT4 or
Mondial 8 selling for less money. Elton John
may have thought it was a "classic Ferrari
shape," but for most collectors it's a classic
Fiat shape with more cylinders. The best USspec
412 in the world can be had for $42,000,
and that includes DOT/EPA paperwork. And
when you go to sell it in five years, you 're
going to have to take a lot less.
So this particular 30,000-mile, repainted,
two-owner 412i in condition #1-, with records
and books, sold for $59,640. What does this
say about the 412 market? Or the Ferrari market?
Nothing. What it does say is that Sir Elton
John's stuff is hot. No other London collector car auction has generated
as much pre-sale publicity. And when his famous photography
collection hits the block, that will really be a sale.—John Apen
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
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ike a plague of locusts, e-mails
seeking advice about entry-level
Ferraris descend daily. Each time
SCMreports on a 400i or Mondial
8 selling for under $20,000, readers
check their Visa card limits and
start fantasizing about having a Prancing Horse
in their driveway.
It is possible to own a Ferrari for less than
$20,000. Of course, you must first forsake a
few minor items such as reliability,
working air conditioning and low
maintenance. In exchange, you get
all the cams, pistons and repair
bills that go with a "real" Ferrari.
For those who like V8s and can
live with offbeat styling, the 308
GT4 and the Mondial are hard to
beat. Thousands were made so examples
of both can easily be found
for under $25k. They are advertised
and available virtually anywhere on
the planet. Any good mechanic can
check them out and give you a detailed
mechanical inspection report and any
decent body shop can give you a detailed body
and "has-it-been-crashed/is it rusty" analysis.
The 1974-79 308 GT4, with 2,826 built,
offers great handling, a splittingwedge
style recognizable to most as
a Ferrari, adequate driver and passenger
comfort, rear seats suitable
for very small dogs, a great engine
sound, decent luggage storage, perfunctory
A/C and heating, and, in
the world of Ferraris, low maintenance.
They also handle very well
and are among the fastest of the carbureted
308 series because of low
gearing, bigger cams and limited smog
The smog issue is a serious one. If
you live in an area where a GT4 would
have to pass a smog test, only buy a car from
your area, with its emissions-equipment intact,
and that has recently passed its test. Most GT4s
have had their air-injection pumps and thermal
reactors removed; fmding used equipment, repairing,
installing and tuning it can easily be a
$5,000 project. And even then you might not
please the sniffer.
The 308 GT4 has four Weber carbs and two
distributors. A major service is $4,000, a clutch
will be $2,000, an engine overhaul in the $20,000
range and a transmission overhaul around $8,000.
The very best Series III 308 GT4s with
improved A/C and (usually) a sunroof are below
$25,000. Nasty cars will bring $15,000,
so you do the math.
The 1981-82 Mondial 8 coupe, at under
$20,000, offers greater comfort, much improved
A/C, power windows that usually work most
of the time, an electrical system that defies all
logic, low maintenance and rear seats that are
usable at best by those with legs shorter than
six inches. Just 708 Mondial 8s were built.
If you opt for the 1983-85 Mondial QV coupe,
you'll pay another $5,000. You'll also get improved
performance, less chance of a smoky engine
and longer engine life due to the improved
German-made pistons and rings used on the fourvalve
engine. A total of 1,848 Mondial QV coupes
were built, making them relatively
easy to find in the resale market.
The Mondial is somewhat
better regarding routine engine service
bills—due to its fuel injection
and electronic distributor—
with a major service at approximately
$3,000. Engine, clutch,
and transmission service costs
are the same as the GT4.
If you prefer the sound,
torque and power of a V12, and
live in an area with emission testing,
your best econo-Ferrari
choice is the fuel-injected 1980-84400i. Its predecessors,
the carbureted 1976-80 400 GT 2+2
and the 1972-76 365 GT4 2+2 are much faster,
but also much more difficult to tune and smog.
and have to be replaced at $1,000 each; mufflers
that hang too low and get ripped off on
speed bumps at $2,000 per set; plastic front
spoilers that shatter the first time you hit a
parking bump stop at $2,000 each; and electrical
oddities such as the electric trunk hood and
gas door opener that never seem to work and
need to be frequently replaced at $200 apiece.
The 400i does offer much improved front
seat comfort and leg and headroom over the
308 GT4 and Mondial, back seats that will
accommodate those with legs almost 18 inches
in length, luggage space adequate for any trip
and effortless torque and performance.
My pick of the sub-$20,000 group is the
five-speed 400i, unless you live in an emissions-exempt
area, in which case I would go
with a carbureted 365 or 400, also with a manual
gearbox. Many years ago in the mid-1970s, I
purchased one of the first 365 GT4 2+2s in
the country and picked it up at Bob Wallace's
shop in Phoenix. As luck would have it, the
California Highway Patrol had chosen, for the
only time in its history, to go on strike and I
chose that weekend to drive the Ferrari from
Phoenix to Orange County.
I can remember cruising effortlessly at 125
mph, glorying in the sound of the 12-cylinder
engine. The A/C was more than adequate
in the hot Arizona and California
desert, visibility was terrific,
and even a sustained four-hour blast
above 100 mph wasn't tiring. This
all goes to show that there is no direct
correlation between how much
a car costs and how much fun it can be.
I assume that most readers of
Boring everywhere except behind the wheel.
These cars were designed at a time when kidnapping
was rampant in Italy and ostentatious
displays of wealth were out. Bland and discreet
were in, although bland may be too exciting a
word to use for the lines of the 400 series 2+2s.
The automatics are pigs; the three-speed
GM transmission has a first gear that is much
too tall for adequate acceleration and a final
drive that's too short for any kind of highspeed
cruising. The five-speed manuals are
much faster, as the low first gear offers the
acceleration you expect in a Ferrari and fifth
gear will provide effortless cruising that can
only be used in Europe or Montana.
Maintenance on the 400i, aside from the
$4,000 tune-ups, $10,000 valve jobs and
$25,000 engine overhauls, is high. These models
are afflicted with a never-ending list of minor
problems, including oil coolers that crack
SCM feel life is too short to drive
Hondas, at least on the weekends.
A psychiatrist would probably
find that we all share a hormonal
imbalance that allows us to accept
and even look forward to the inherent
irrationality of owning a Ferrari. Worse,
we know that owning one on a budget is even
crazier, yet still we yearn.
Buying a cheap Ferrari is like walking
through a minefield. If you are very, very careful,
and very, very lucky, you will buy a great
car for not much money, drive it for a few
years, and sell it before any type of major
service is due. These cars are cheap precisely
because their repair and maintenance bills are
so horrendous. Who wants to buy a 400i for
$20,000 that needs a $25,000 engine overhaul?
If you're clever, your neighbors will refer
to you as "the guy up the street who must have
won the lottery because he's driving a Ferrari."
If you're not, they'll remember you as "the guy
who used to live up the street but ended up
selling his house because his Ferrari needed a
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int, rebuilt/refinished Borranis w/new
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tan, 29K mi, complete mechanical & chassis
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sorted $106,000. 310-801-8846. CA
71 365 GTB/4, s/n 14187 (US), red w/blk
int, rebuilt w/new XWX's, nicely detailed,
excellent driver that will show, proper tools
and manuals, 38K miles $129,000. James
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73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, US version,
red/blk, 27K mi, Mags, air & orig owner's
manual & warranty card, outstanding mechanical
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etc. Five Cromodora wheels repainted.
Same owner since 1991 with over $50,000
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74 DINO 246 GTS, flares and chairs, owner
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flawless, red ext, tan/blk int,
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perfect condition, only 27K miles of pampered
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1969 Lamborghini Miura Iota"
Chassis number: 4302
Engine number: 2511
his extraordinary Italian supercar was acquired by
the late Aldo Cudone circa 1979 from renowned
dealer Zanetti in Milan, already to Jota specification.
The Jota was, of course, the legendary oneoff
Miura built on a production chassis by factory
test driver and development engineer Bob Wallace
in 1969-70. Ferruccio Lamborghini forbade the car to be raced and
instead sold it to a wealthy Italian client, and although it was
destroyed before delivery in an accident, VIP customers who
liked its appearance were offered SVJ look-alikes with cosmetic
upgrades in the same style.
Just four of those cars left the factory (based on SVJ
chassis), plus a wild iota SVR conversion on Miura P-400
chassis #3781 for German Lamborghini importer and former
racing driver Hubert Hahne. The car was built in 1975 and
featured a roof-mounted wing, ultra wide wheels, Porsche
917 brakes and a 400hp engine.
Intriguingly, the car described here uses the engine block of the
Hahne machine and it is unknown exactly when this car was converted
to Jota specification. Period photographs show an appearance similar
to the factory SVJs, excluding the profile of the
rear fenders, the taillights and the absence of an
external fuel filler.
During the late '80s, Signor Cudone sent the
car to the workshops of Giuliano Michelotto in
Padova for a complete mechanical rebuild, with
coachwork restored by Bacchelli & Villa of
Modena. Even now, almost a decade later, the car
can only be described as concours throughout.
The coachwork is finished in Rosso Corsa with
black and red cloth seats and red carpets. A smaller
steering wheel is fitted, there are racing-style exposed
fuses on the cloth-covered dashboard, racing
harnesses are employed along with lightweight door
pulls and a plumbed-in fire extinguisher. The wheels
are now split rims shod with Pirelli tires (the originals
are available) and an external filler and single
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Original iota: 1; Factory-built SVJs: 5
a standard Miura
(for Miura P400)
Tune up/major service
$450 each (two required for
Front crossmember near the
battery; plate near the brake fluid reservoirs
Top of engine block
Club Lamborghini Owners Club
Box 7214, St Petersburg, FL 33734
pantograph wiper have been added. The engine bay is resplendent, the
Weber carburetors breathing through twelve polished velocity stacks. We
are unaware of engine tune but the car is said to be "incredibly quick" and
equally loud—the performance of Michelotto's race engines is legendary.
This fascinating Lamborghini Miura is Italian registered and can only
be described as unique. Its "as new" condition cannot fail to impress,
and we expect the driving experience is no less memorable.
The car described here sold for $99,699, including buyer 's premium,
at the Bonhams & Brooks Monaco sale held May 21, 2001.
What can you say about the iota except that there was only one and it no
longer exists? What can you say about SVJs? There are only a few and the
really good ones can be the price of several SVs. SCM reader Nicolas Cage
paid $493,724 for his SVJ at a Brooks Europe sale on March 11, 1997.
Ferrari 275 GTB,
In the wake of the destroyed iota and the very rare SVJ models
are a group of Miuras we call "iota-ized." This term is usually
applied to cars with some combination offlares, modified headlamps
and oversized wheels. Jota-esque mods have been performed on all
variants of the Miura chassis but none, I think, have succeeded in
replicating Bob Wallace's original iota. For
example, I have never seen a hot-rod Miura
fitted with side fuel tanks as the Wallace-built
All Mi uras: 1966 72
Original iota: 1972
All Miuras: 765;
Unfortunately, some cars receive body modifications
for reasons other than the desire to replicate
an already octant (and more valuable) model.
The Miura has a habit of opening its rear bodywork
while underway; Jam sure that more than a
few cars have modifications to the rear bodywork
because of this mishap. This might explain
the rear flares and changed taillamp treatment
mentioned on this car
What we have here is not really a car modified
to iota specs but a car that, quoting a recent email
from a reader, is a "hideous attempt at something
different." Furthermore, the car "looks
nothing like the one-and-only original destroyed iota or any of the five
factory SVIs and has absolutely no redeemingfeatures whatsoever, down to
its Countach wiper and afiermarket wheels."
This car sold for a tick under $100,000. For a convincing iota replica
in concours condition, or even a stock Miura S, this price would be
very reasonable. However for a car with visually repellent modifications,
the price should be considered high.
How high? You must factor in the cost to properly convert the car to
a more accepted iota appearance or back to a stock Miura S. Either way,
we are talking in the neighborhood of $25,000for the "fix." In the world
of Miuras, $125,000 will buy you an awfully nice S. one that won't need
its story explained at length.—Michael Duffey•
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25 AVIONS-VOISIN, C5 sedan, 4cyl
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alum & fabric body w/rear mounted
spares, 1-off example, less than 45 built between
1919-1939 that remain in existence
$55,000. 630-878-2200. IL
55207/A, Boano Competition Spyder, 005
$125,000. Symbolic Motors, 858-4541800.
58 750 GT, Zagato Double Bubble Spyder,
482095 $35,000. Symbolic Motors, 858454-1800.
26 TYPE 38 TOURER, other Bugattis
available $125,000. Edward Fallon, Dlr,
37 TYPE 57S/C CORSICA, touring, call
for details Auto Collections, 702-7943174.
38 135 2-
car, needs TLC $45,000. Cave Creek Classics,
DR COACH, nice original solid
47 135M, 1-off Saoutchik disappearing top
convertible with all the elegance & the panache
you expect, original #'s matching example
w/3-carb & Cotal gearbox, V windshield
& push-button doors $185,000.
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69 MANGUSTA, red/tan, 5-spd, restored,
concours, Showroom condition 408-2790944.
69 MANGUSTA, excellent condition, reliable
car, Wilton wool, leather, champagne
exterior, black interior $35,000. 810-7219631.
71 PANTERA, 37K mi, green & black,
museum stored 8 years, fresh motor, clutch,
exhaust, etc, mechanics and owner's manual
$27,500. 219-490-0037. IN
60 1200 CABRIOLET, convertible, fresh
motor, new paint, new top and chrome, red
w/blk int $10,000 OBO/trade considered.
67 DINO COUPE, nice solid orig car,
partially restored, most difficult parts replaced,
water pump, carbs, etc, needs
paint, clutch, great investment $6,950
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78 124, nice 2nd-owner Fiat, garage kept,
new paint, top, exhaust, tires, 70K mi, no
rust, great int, no rips or tears $4,000 nego.
10 HP TOURER, Spanish bodied,
excellent original condition throughout,
lovely brass accoutrements $95,000 offers/
trades. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC, 206467-6531.
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25 H6B TOURING, CCCA 1st, very nice
older restoration $250,000. Edward Fallon,
67 TORINO SPYDER, black, 44K mi, 289
hi-po, 4-spd, chrome wires, #5 built
$42,000. 815-459-5070. IL
70 MURENA, burgundy/black, 429, auto,
extremely rare car, 1 of only 14 ever made, in
excellent condition $30,000. Forza, 860350-1148.
73 INDRA, blue w/tan, Chevy 350 V8
auto, very nice $30,000. Forza, 860-3501148.
67 ISO GRIFO, blue w/blk int, 327 Corvette
engine, Borrani wire, new springs &
rebuilt front end, manual gearbox $28,500.
Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531.
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67 ISO RIVOLTA, 327-300 hp, 4-spd, air,
restored, Borranis, new interior, shocks,
windshield, front end, radiator, half shaft, blk/
blk, very classy and fast, motor is excellent
condition, transmission and clutch rebuilt
$21,000 OBO. Mike, 602-220-0400. AZ
66 400GT V12 COUPE, #517, 26K orig
mi, looks, drives like new, recent show
quality blue paint, stored southern Ca car,
1 of 14 non 2+2 coupes from '66, rare collectable
$79,000. 703-360-1726. VA
67 MIURA P400, red w/grey int, gorgeous
car, thoroughly restored, always USA, call
for details $86,000. 310-801-8846. CA
69 ISLERO, brown/tan, 59K mi, tired condition
$20,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809
73 ESPADA SERIES III, partially restored,
painted, upholstery done, has most
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62 FLAMINIA TOURING CT, 2.8 3C,
red/blk, interesting history, cond 5.5 on I -
10 scale, Jano designed V6, all aluminum.
Superleggera body by Touring, disc brakes,
inboard rear, 4-spd transaxle, great design
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66 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, 52K mi,
2.8L, alum V6 w/triple Webers, rear
transaxle, inboard disc brakes, alum body,
new paint, weather seals, rebuilt brakes,
carbs, replaced chrome & more $45,000.
81 ZAGATO CONV TARGA, low miles,
new top, tires, excellent condition, a/c, no
rust, in Delaware $3,000. 302-798-1579.
82 ZAGATO, red/blk, 59K, great condition,
rebuilt head & steering rack, new top,
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62 3500 COUPE, dark red/blk, 5-spd, disc
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63 VIGNALE SPYDER, metallic blue,
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68 MISTRAL 4000 COUPE, ice blue w/
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4L twin spark 6-cyl eng, 57K mi, factory
air $33,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900.
71 GHIBLI SS, 4.9, blk/pigskin, great
driver, 5-spd, working a/c, well sorted
older restoration $39,500. Jim, 202-6256675.
23 BABY 4L, Figoni et Falaschi 2seat
roadster, light & dark blue w/red
leather, Wilson pre-selector, wires & all
detailing of the era, beautifully restored &
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Author: Forbes Aird
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Rating: Carb guys A-1fr EFI guys 7frthlr
Fuel injection is here
to stay, delivering higher
horsepower and lower
emissions. For the technically-minded,
book provides a wellwritten
Bosch fuel injection
has become standard on
many European cars in
the last three decades, from Fiat to MercedesBenz.
While it might seem to be a German invention,
an American company, Bendix Aviation, did
some of the pioneering work in fuel injection in
the early '50s. Their systems were offered on
several American Motors and Chrysler automobiles
in that decade. Later, Bendix entered an
agreement with Robert Bosch Corp. to develop
This book takes you through the various
stages of Bosch fuel injection, from the DJetronic
system on the 1967 Volkswagen 1600
through the L-Jetronic, LH-Jetronic, K-Jetronic
and more. Author Forbes Aird explains what
the letters mean and how the systems differ.
There's also some background on early systems
like the Rochester fuel injection that
boosted horsepower on Corvettes from 1957-65.
Basic diagrams of the various systems show
how the parts work together, from the air filter
to the oxygen sensor. Fuel injection may appear
to be a closed system sealed off to the backyard
mechanic, but Aird's chapters on troubleshooting
and upgrading reveal ways that the amateur
mechanic can get involved, at least to a limited
degree. Still, there's no way you'll be tearing
apart your fuel injection system the same way
you might a Holley carburetor.
In our injected era, carburetors have taken
on a romantic image. However, their wildly imprecise
metering mechanisms can dump fuel
mixtures varying from 12:1 to 16:1 into adjacent
cylinders in the same engine. The fme mixture
of atomized fuel particles made possible
by fuel injection allows for higher performance
and less pollution. Like it or not, fuel injection
is here to stay, and Aird's Bosch Fuel Injection
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A Haircut in Horse Town...
and Other Great Car Talk Puzzlers
Authors: Ray and Tom Magliozzi
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Address: 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014
Size: 8'/2 x 8 inches paperback 160 pages
Rating: Click and Clack fans ***ACasual
Since the late '70s Tom and Ray Magliozzia.k.a.
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My 360's Been Impounded
by Alexander Leventhal
Luigi Chinetti's refusal to sell a car to
an undesirable customer, or Enzo
Ferrari requiring a Mille Miglia
Barchetta to be painted yellow and
fitted with a green interior when he
learned it was to be delivered to an
American actress who intended to drive
it on the street.
Of late, however, Ferrari North
America has been less charming and
The first series of phone calls I received
from Ferrari buyers regarded language
that was being put into the purchase
contracts for 550 Barchettas, and
is now being used in 360 Modena purchases
as well. The language requires, in
essence, that the purchaser of one of these vehicles,
if they wish to sell the car during the first
year (or two) of ownership, may sell it back
only to the dealer from which it was purchased,
and only for the price paid, or less.
Ferrari NA claims that this is being done
to prevent speculation. This is, in my opinion,
a blatant falsehood. It would appear that
FNA simply wishes to restrict the speculation
to their authorized dealers. Advertisements
for slightly used (luxury tax paid!)
Ferraris from authorized dealers asking
$100,000 or more over sticker are common.
It's clear that Ferrari is requiring these cars be
sold back to them not to prevent speculation,
but to ensure that their dealers, and not the
original owner, are the beneficiaries of any
extra profits that may be available.
What does this mean for owners? If this
language is not included in the original purchase
agreement but is instead a contract to
be signed at delivery, a lawyer's intervention
should be able to force delivery without
the buyer's signature. If the dealer is
requiring this language in the original purchase
contract, they cannot easily be forced
to sell a car without it.
This is not to say, though, that this language
would necessarily be enforceable by
FNA in the event that it is breached, as it may
unfairly restrain trade. Be forewarned, however,
that the courts do not always look kindly
on lawsuits by well-heeled would-be Ferrari
errari SpA (the factory) and Ferrari
North America (FNA—the US
importer/distributor) have always
been a little eccentric (we might
just call it "Italian") in their
business dealings. Recall
buyers (speculators?) who are trying to enforce
what they perceive is their right to make
a $100,000 or so profit on a car.
My most recent phone calls, all of which
profits by making sure only their dealers, and
not importers or brokers, can sell Ferraris in
the United States.
Will Ferrari ultimately succeed in banning
the importation of these vehicles? The
prevailing opinion among the knowledgeable
is no. These are essentially world
cars, and despite Ferrari's assertion to
the contrary, they are clearly convertible
and safe for US use. In the meantime,
however, many small importers
and brokers may be bankrupted as they
are unable to deliver cars for which they
have already paid six figures, imported,
converted and are in the process of certifying.
In any event, this injunction will
have a chilling effect on the importation
of gray-market Ferraris, which means
that Ferrari NA will have succeeded in
protecting its profits.
Will you be driving your new Ferrari to court?
have had a frantic, desperate tenor, arise from
further egregious actions on the part of Ferrari
NA. Ferrari recently requested and was granted
an injunction by the DOT that immediately
prohibits the US DOT from certifying any European-spec
Ferraris that were produced after
December 20, 2000.
Should Ferrari ultimately prevail and the
injunction not be lifted, gray-market vehicles
currently in the US awaiting certification will
have to be exported or crushed. Ferrari's claim
is that European-spec cars cannot be made
safe for use on US highways, and that they
should therefore be barred from importation
into the United States.
Of course, the only reason that anyone
would want to import a Euro-spec Ferrari is
that the waiting list for a new US car is two
to three years, and that used examples
(luxury tax paid!) are being sold for astronomical
sums. Just as with Mercedes-Benz
autos in the late '80s, since prices of European
cars are significantly lower, entrepreneurs
can make a profit by buying them,
importing them and certifying them, and then
selling them in the US.
Since all Ferraris are "world cars," the argument
that they are unable to be converted
to US specs and that they are unsafe for use
on US highways is specious. It seems more
likely, particularly in consideration of Ferrari's
other recent efforts, discussed above, that
Ferrari is once again seeking to protect their
What does this mean for enthusiasts?
Simply, do not, under any circumstances,
buy a Euro Ferrari that does not already
have its DOT and EPA releases until this mess
is sorted out, and obviously don't try to import
a Euro Ferrari.
Ultimately, in a capitalist environment,
making a profit is a desirable thing. However,
it is disappointing to see a company
like Ferrari, with its glorious history, stooping
to such transparent devices to maximize
the profits of its dealers, while denying that
same opportunity to those who choose to
buy their products.
Alex Leventhal is a car collector and attorney
in New York. His comments are general in
nature, and are not a substitute for a consultation
with an attorney.•
If you share these concerns,
consider writing to:
The Honorable Norman Mineta
Secretary of Transportation
400 7th St. S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20590
The Honorable Charles James
Assistant Attorney General
US Justice Department
601 D St. N.W., Ste. #10107,
Washington, D.C. 20530
and to your senator and congressman.
Mr Kerb Continued from page 14
and it might not grow as quickly
as the interest on the same amount
of money in the bank.
Dear Mr. Kerb: I have a 1987
Lamborghini Countach 4V that is
just finishing an engine-out
mechanical and cosmetic
restoration. It has Euro
front and rear bodywork,
custom high-end sound
system with voice recognition
tuner, built-in radar detector,
back-up color camera
with video rear-view
mirror combination, tubular
headers, sports exhaust,
MSD ignition, full
service with new belts,
hoses, etc. I spent more
than $40,000 to make this
the car of cars! I got it last
year; prior to that it was in
a collection for 12 years
and its total mileage is
17,000 km. So, Mr Kerb,
what are the mid- and longterm
expectations for this
car in the collector's market?—
TB., Winnebago, WI
Dear Mr. B: Since the first
periscope mirror-equipped mod-
els hit the show circuit in 1971,
the Countach has been considered
an outrageous over-the-top design
that turns heads today just as well
as it did 30 years ago. Any
changes or improvements will
probably lower the value of the
The engine-out detail and Euro
bodywork should appeal to just
about everybody. I think that the
electronics probably hurt your car
the most. Just think of cars back in
the early '60s with the 45rpm
record players or car phones that
of obsolete technology. Your car,
as configured, is probably at its
price peak as we speak, while it
still has that fresh-from-the-restoration-shop
smell (and all of the
gadgets are still under warranty).
I'll admit that the buyers of
these cars are a unique group
and perhaps a few of them
might want to see where
they're going (on TV, no less)
while driving backwards. If
so, you might have more than
a few takers if you offered
the car for sale in the near future.
Game Boy on wheels.
car unless they are of a bolt-on
variety and you save the old parts.
Luckily, you spent money on
a few things that won't raise many
arguments among Lam borghinisti.
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Northland Hospice 5th Annual HistoricVintage
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Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
Mil Millas, 28-
November 4. Argentina.
Possible new route, farther north. Definitely
a must do. Martin Swig, 415/5618401.
The Classic Cup, 24.
The ideal starter
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events. Belgium, $365 per person. Information
available through www.CarNet.co.uk .
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Texas 1000, 4-
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among others) sports car of any year. Contact
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Rally of the Tests, 30- December 2. A 100-
car field composed of pre-1960 autos will
drive nearly the length of England. Information
available from www.CarNet.co.uk .
Football Drive, 1. Starting in
Sausalito, California, this rally is open to
cars 25 years old and older. Contact Martin
Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
The Winter Challenge, 26 -
France, cross the Pyrenees and descend to
the Mediteranean in your pre-1968 car. For
more information, view www.CarNet.co.uk.
The Winter Trial, 1014.
Look at beautiful
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your favorite collectible car. Contact Classic
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fax 011 31 578 577426. (HOLLAND)
Forza Amelia, 1015.
1975 or earlier sports,
racing or GT cars, any Ferrari, any 12-cylinder.
This 4th annual event is presented
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used a VHF transmitter in the trunk
that was the size of a large suitcase.
When new, this was trick (and
expensive) stuff. Now it is a curiosity
that belongs in the museum
In the long run, I really
don't think that the gadgets
you have installed will do
anything for the value. Most
of us want totally stock cars
that look identical to the
photo in the sales brochure.
Even though the brochure is
now dry and cracked, we
want cars that aren't. And the
older the cars get, the more
we want and the more we will
pay for such cars. So the
value of your car will be comparable
to any car with comparable
service history and cosmetics, as
long as the gadgets continue to
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bidders spent on collectible
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Unfortunately, $53m is a lot
more money, in fact 70% more than $31m.
That is how much money collectors parted
with at the 2000 Monterey events.
As Dave Brownell notes in his introduction
to the Christie's auction, part of the decline is
due to the absence of a blockbuster, no-reserve
collection like last year's Browning assemblage.
There's more at work here than that,
In the past, we have lauded Christie's for
their spectacular Pebble Beach successes.
They combined their nonpareil setting with
consignment acumen to create a nearly perfect
event. (Imagine a few hundred of the ultra-wealthy
watching perfectly restored classic
cars crossing the stage at Pebble all afternoon.
Bring them to your tent at the Equestrian
field, hand them dry martinis, then tell
them that all they have to do is wiggle their
little finger and, poof, they too will suddenly
own a wondrous car.)
But nothing lasts forever. This year, RM
Auctions was the big dog of the weekend. Their
sales volume was highest by far. Their list of
consignments was scintillating and for the most
part, aggressively reserved. Both Bonhams &
Brooks and Christie's suffered mightily by
having cars whose owners loved them far too
Whether the economy goes up or down,
there will always be auctions, but the companies
who react proactively to changing economic
times—and today RM leads the pack—
will have far better bottom lines than those
who are one step behind the rhythm of the
Top 10 Sales of Monterey Weekend
'56 Ferrari 410 Sport Spyder, $3,822,500, RM
'37 Bugatti T 57S Atalante, $1,707,300, B&B
'58 Ferrari 250 GT TdF, $1,265,000, RM
'73 Ferrari Daytona Comp, $1,212,500, B&B
'37 M-B 540K Spchg'd Cab A, $1,051,000, C
'55 M-B 300SL Alloy Gullwing, $891,000, RM
'37 Talbot-Lago 150-C SS, $836,000, RM
'33 Duesenberg Model J Tourster, $831,000, C
'59 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Cal Spyder, $831,000, C
'58 Ferrari 250 GT TdF, $794,500, B&B
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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition
that is probably only good for parts.
Pebble Beach, California
August 19, 2001
Auctioneer: Dermot Chichester
— Number of automotive lots: 86
Number of automotive lots sold: 50
Sale rate: 58.1%
Sale total: $11,086,748
High sale: Lot #52, 1937 Mercedes-Benz
540K Cabriolet A, sold for $1,051,000,
including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
171/2% on first $80,000; 10% thereafter
Report by Dave Brownell, Steve Serio
and John Apen
Market opinions in italics
f the results of Christie's twelfth annual
auction at Pebble Beach were to
appear as a school report card, the
teacher's commentary might read:
"Has done better previously. Needs
to do better next time." As the statistics
above reveal, the results were okay, but
this was hardly the venerable firm's most successful
outing at Pebble.
For instance, last year they sold $26m in
cars. Admittedly, a large portion of that came
from the once-in-a-lifetime Browning collection,
but consider this: In 1999, their Pebble
Beach auction saw them achieve $17.9m and
an 84% sale rate.
This year's lackluster results certainly
weren't for lack of an interested audience. By
the time the auction began, the enormous tent
was an absolute zoo with people nearly hanging
from the big top's framework in search of a
clear space. Every seat was occupied in the
public section while the reserved area had only
around 70% occupancy. About halfway
through the auction, Christie's let the velvet
ropes down by order of the fire marshal and
allowed the hoi polloi to be seated in this exclusive
section—those who could get to a seat
in time, that is.
Alabama collector Patrick S. Ryan consigned
eighteen cars, the majority of which had no
reserve. This group helped boost the night's
sales percentage, but among the reserved automobiles
most of the Indy cars failed to sell.
The general reaction among audience members
we spoke with was that former Indy 500
entries and winners might be neat to own for
bragging rights, but their usefulness as collector
cars is severely limited.
Among the sold cars of note was a '60 Austin-Healey
3000 two-seat roadster restored to
as-new and correct factory appearance throughout
for $42,300. This continued the recent
auction tradition of one or two select, brilliant
big Healeys selling for Jaguar money. Top buck
among the no-reserve Ryan cars was drawn
by a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT long wheelbase California
Spyder. Looking very fresh and showready
throughout, it drew very rapid bidding
to sell for a market-correct price of $831,000,
Some bizarre anomalies occurred. A 1953
Buick Roadmaster station wagon, restored to
a faultless level, drew more money than many
of the full classics and highly desirable sports
cars when it sold for $160,000 with premium.
Rumor had it that the buyer had been stoked
with some firewater before bidding, but what
of the underbidder? Were they drinking at the
The two racing Alfas from the '30s didn't
land in the sold column. The 1929 1750 SS
competition four-seater with a comprehensive
racing history in England and enough patina
for three other cars was passed at $380,000,
while the 1932 ex-Scuderia Ferrari Tipo B P3
Grand Prix monoposto climbed to $1,400,000
before stalling. This was really not enough for
this car despite it having a second, albeit correct,
factory replacement 2.9 engine.
Consistent with the other auctions on the
Monterey peninsula during Pebble Beach
week, Christie's certainly didn't lack for variety,
excellence and price range among their offerings.
Their catalog was just as fat and laden
with delectable four-wheeled temptations as
the other auction houses. What might have
helped, though, were some more realistic reserves
on a number of the consignments, and
lots more finely attuned to the desires of their
#37-1928 BENTLEY 4 1/2 Le Mans
Replica Tourer. S/N RN3050. Eng.
#RN3047. Green/green leather. Black fabric
top. RHD. Odo: 1,707 miles. Matching number
chassis and engine with 1990s body done
in Le Mans configuration. Sold at Christie's
Pebble Beach '99 for $211,500. Ex-Tom
Selleck. Car shows very well. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $170,000. Vintage Bentleys have
been treading water in the market, but this
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
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1969 Jaguar XKE Roadster
1971 Chevrolet El Camino
1971 Pontiac GTO
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one was worth its 1999 selling price all day
$25,300 at '99 Christie 's PB auction. The power
1936 BENTLEY 4 1/4 Sports Saloon.
Body by Park Ward. S/N B56GA. Eng.
#U9BM. Two-tone blue/blue leather. RHD.
Odo: 5,318 miles. Shows a lot of road use, but
#70-1949 JAGUAR Mk V Drophead.
SN 640073. Silver gray and black/red leather.
Black fabric top. RHD. Odo: 84 miles. Hard to
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
still a decent old thing. Paint getting tired, interior
wood needs refinishing. Some doors fit
better than others. Sunroof a nice bonus. Good
interior. Import from South Africa. Sold at no
reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,975. Estimates
of $40k-$50k should have applied to an open
car in same condition. This was well bought
and leaves room for upgrades/restoration as
needed. Or just toodle around in it as is and
have a great time.
1937 BENTLEY 4 1/4 Coupe. Body
by Park Ward. S/N B91JY. Eng. #F7BF. Dark
blue/light brown. RI-ID. Odo: 54,189 miles.
fault in any area. Ready for concours. JOC
100-point concours winner. Beautiful example.
Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Bid was
close enough to full value. Should have sold
100-point restorations don't stay at 100 points
1954 JAGUAR X1(140 MC Roadster.
S/N S-810529. Midnight blue/beige leather.
Beige fabric top. Odo: 13 miles. Faultless panel
to 3.8 liters. Even inside of exhaust detailed.
Presently too nice to race. Cond: 1. NOT
SOLD AT $800,000. The market will pay more
for patina than for detailed exhaust systems.
These cars were made to do battle, not parade
around in fashion shows, and this D looked
like a Navy Seal tidied up for Sunday school.
Bid was not crazy low.
1956 ASTON MARTIN DB3S Sports
Racing Roadster. S/N DB3S/116. Metallic
light green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 14,990
miles. Was in 1957 film "Checkpoint." Threeowner
car from new. Substantially original
Very good door and panel fit. Excellent condition
throughout on this very attractive Derby
Bentley. Cond: 1
. NOT SOLD AT $85,000.
High bid was a fair offer for the car Pretty as
it is, the top doesn't go down.
1946 MG TC Roadster. S/N
1834A13286. Black/red leather. Black fabric
top. RHD. Odo: 24,341 miles. Older restoration
with TR4A engine conversion. Hood
fit, straight as a precision die, ready to win at
club or concours events and one of the earliest
XK 140 MCs extant. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$127,000. Price paid was a tribute to the quality
of this superb and seductive motorcar Now
all the owners of ratty 140s will double their
asking prices. And wonder why their phones
#83-1955 BENTLEY R-TYPE
CONTINENTAL Coupe. Body by H. J.
Mulliner. S/N BC8 E. Eng. #BC8 E. Burgundy/
tan leather. RHD. Odo: 95,293 miles. The last
body. Upgraded with disc brakes. Very fresh
and correct-appearing car except seats should
be cloth rather than leather. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $780,000. Not enough money to
satisfy the consignor but a strong offer nonetheless.
DB3Ss suffer in vintage racing, as they
are really best suited for long circuits like Le
Mans, rather than most of today's tiddly-wink
courses with mindless chicanes.
1958 JAGUAR XK 150 Roadster.
S/N S 830238. Black/gray leather. Black fabric
top. Odo: 53,723 miles. Fully, freshly and correctly
restored according to the catalog, and
stripped to polished aluminum and decorated
with tacky stylized Union Jacks. US-sourced
spotlights, oversize tires, few paint scratches,
good door fit. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $30,550. Quite enough money for a
car with over-the-top appearance and an incorrect
engine. Show-winning examples can be
bought for the same money or less. Sold for
H. J. Mulliner Conti fastback built. Older restoration
with a few paint scratches, excellent leather
interior, fine door and panel fit. Equipped with
automatic gearbox. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT
$110,000. These cars generally sell in the
$100,000-$110,000 range in this condition, especially
when supplied with a slushbox. Bid was
1956 JAGUAR D TYPE Sports
Racing Car. S/N XICD 528. Eng. #E2039-9.
Silver blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 12,572
miles. Very fresh appearance throughout with
a terrific US racing history on the West Coast
and full provenance from new. Engine hopped
we couldn't dispute that. Outstanding door
and panel fit, paint and upholstery as new,
concours-ready cat at no reserve. Cond: 1.
SOLD AT $77,550. One of the few cars to
break past high estimate, and for good reason.
Top car top dollar Especially surprising bid
as this was for the generally unloved 150, with
its bulbous styling.
1960 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 2 seat
Roadster. S/N H-BN7-L/9217. Ice blue/blue
leather. Blue canvas top. Odo: 5,054 miles.
Showroom new and utterly correct. Looked
like it was just driven off the delivery truck
from BMC. Stunning car in the right colors
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#50-1963 JAGUAR XICE Roadster.
S/N 878681. Red/tan leather. Tan canvas top.
Odo: 7,577 miles. Restored in New Zealand from
an unhurt, unrusted original, according to the
in 2000 by West Coast marque specialist.
Driven just 1,000 miles since. Very sharp and
correct-appearing throughout. Said to be the
first production DB5 coupe built. Cond: I.
SOLD AT $138,000. Far above normal market,
but it was afreshly restored example ready
for its share of awards.
with desirable two-seat configuration and
offered at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$42,300. Some A-H collectors prefer the rollup
window cars but to others this is the quintessential
six-cylinder Healey to own. You'll find
none better than this example.
#9-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES
IV Convertible. Body by Touring. S/N
DB4C/1058/L. Silver blue/blue leather. Blue
catalog, which also said that the first job done
was to "dissemble it." Let us hope not. Cond: 1.
NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Despite the Freudian
slip in the description, this was a lovely Jag
and we're not dissembling. Bid was fair enough
for a well-done, but still common, E.
#87-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Coupe.
S/N DB5/1301/L. Eng. #400/1251. Silver/red
leather. Odo: 1,001 miles. Completely restored
fabric top. Odo: 79,256 miles. Catalog states
it had recent costly cosmetic and mechanical
work by specialists. Chrome wires. Seldomseen
body style and body was just about flawless.
good money. When will we see the first one hit
$100,000? Even with the recession, probably
within the next 12 months.
. NOT SOLD AT $160,000.
Ambitious estimates, generous high bid,
should have sold. Bid was nearly 150% of
current market levels.
#66-1966 FORD GT40 Mk I Coupe. Body
by JW Auto Engineering. S/N GT40 1065. Red/
red and black fabric. RHD. Odo: 2,716 miles.
Highly original, very low mileage "civilian" GT40.
Updated with Halibrands, 38-mm Webers, more
modern fuel pump, pressure regulator, fuel and
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#72-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III
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leather. Black canvas top. Odo: 46,323 miles.
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oil lines. Paint shows some mild deterioration.
Excellent interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $340,000.
GT4Os built for the street have always suffered in
price. To vintage race them is to change them
from the way they were built; to drive them on the
street is an exercise in futility. This was not an
1990 JAGUAR XJR 15 Sports
Racing Coupe. Body by TWR. SN XJR-15
041. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 412 miles.
Radiator shell brightwork poor. Wood could
use a refinish. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$90,000. Car didn't need much to bring it back
to prize-winning condition. Bid simply wasn't
1947 DELAHAYE 135 Three Position
Drophead. Body by Pennock. S/N 800947.
Blue and silver/blue leather. Black fabric top.
RHD. Odo: 173 miles. Older restoration with
Black fabric top. Odo: 55,634 km. As these big
Mercs go, this was a graceful-looking example.
Supercharged, of course, and very right in provenance
and appearance, spoiled only by owner's
initials prominently painted on the door and
some swastika-laden badges up front. Cond:
1. SOLD AT $1,051,000. Seems cheap compared
to the $2.7m 500K Special Roadster at
RM Amelia in March but, as we remarked at
the time, the 500K was a Jean Harlow of a car
This is more of a Mae West.
1955 MERCEDES BENZ 3005L
Coupe. S/N 198.040.5500766. Red/tan leather.
Odo: 25,759 miles. Older professional restoration
still shows very well. Excellent door and
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panel fit. Has fitted luggage, belly pans, flip-up
steering wheel. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1
Sold on bill of sale only; not US road legal. No
racing history and minimal use from new. Sold
at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $182,000.
Might prove to be an astute purchase in the
long run, but first the owner will have to make
it road legal or else have his own race track.
This will always be a car with very limited venues
to exercise in.
#59 1935 DELAGE D8 85 Cabriolet. Body
by Chapron & Robert Clabot. S/N 40168. Eng.
#75. Dark blue/beige leather. Light tan fabric
top. Odo: 660 km. Not beautiful, not ugly, but
certainly different. Obligatory French fin on
rear deck, but up front it's very contemporary
American in style. Top slightly soiled. Very
good door and panel fit. Pebble Beach potential.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $130,000.
Hard to place a value on this one but our
Burgundy/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 43,404
km. Lovely paint and panels. Excellent door
fit. No obvious cosmetic flaws. Superbly
crafted coachwork but a bit tubby in appearance.
No-reserve car. Cond: 1
$160,000. Selling price reflected reality for this
car The estimate of $340,000 did not.
#52 1937 MERCEDES BENZ 540K
Cabriolet A. Body by Sindelfingen.
SN 154084. Eng. #154084. Cream/tan leather.
market sense says the high bid was quite enough.
Bob Petersen has really been the market maker
in French cars in the last couple of years—has
he finally got all of them that he wants?
1947 DELAHAYE 135M Drophead.
Body by Chapron. SN 800479. Eng.# 800792.
Black/tan leather. Tan fabric top. RHD. Odo:
37,737 km. Excellent paint and interior, very
good door fit, fair to good trim and plating.
Shabby paint job with overspray. Scruffy
seats. Generally a tired-looking car. Carried later
rear fenders or clip, according to a 507 collector/expert.
The very first 507: a pre-production
prototype, but its condition let it down.
Had factory hard top. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD
AT $320,000. The subject of much pre-auction
hype, cosmetic appearance of the car just didn't
square with the $400k-$450k estimates.
. SOLD AT
1956 MERCEDES BENZ 300SC
Roadster. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 1880
15600445. Tobacco brown/tan leather. Tan fabric
top. Odo: 57,122 km. Top-quality fresh
okay door fit. Seat leather cracking, sills crudely
painted. Currently a "driver," but concourswinning
potential if re-restored correctly. Sold
at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,125.
Bought at a level that allows corrective surgery
without going upside down in the investment.
SOLD AT $264,500. Market-correct price for
a correct and ready Gullwing.
#51-1955 BMW 507 Roadster. S/N 70002.
Eng. #9477. Cream/red leather. Odo: 4,640 km.
1948 DELAHAYE 135M Cabriolet.
Body by Pourtout. S/N 800997. Eng. #800997.
restoration by West Coast specialists. Fitted
luggage, Becker Mexico radio with automatic
antenna, full tool kit. Ready to pass muster at
M-B Club events. Excellent woodwork. Hard
to fault. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $260,000.
We expected this one to at least reach and prob-
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1957 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL
Roadster. S/N 75000037. Eng. #7500081. Red/
black leather with red piping. Black fabric top.
Odo: 33 miles. Total restoration completed by
fabric top. Odo: 10,901 miles. Precise door
and panel fit, very good original interior,
excellent repaint, goodies included horn ring
steering wheel, chrome rims, Blaupunkt
radio, Hazet tool kit. Sold at no reserve. Cond:
1-. SOLD AT $52,875. Given the popularity
of B roadsters and the quality of this
restoration, another $5,000 wouldn't have
1960 PORSCHE 356B Roadster. Body
by Reutter. S/N 86850. Eng. #600 123. Red/
tan leather. Beige fabric top. Odo: 46,545 miles.
specialists in 1997, driven 33 miles since. Car
is absolutely as-new in all areas. Has unusual
interior and many unusual interior trim bits,
such as one-of-a-kind handmade dual chrome
door grab handles. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$369,000. If the price seems particularly
strong, bear in mind that this is the very first
production roadster and has a number of
unique features not found on subsequent cars.
The new owner has some great bragging rights
in the 300SL crowd.
1960 PORSCHE 356B Roadster. Body
by Drauz. S/N 88576. Silver/red leather. Black
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upholstery. Logical heir to 356 Speedster but
more civilized. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $76,375.
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up for brilliant examples. An over-the-top price
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1961 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL
Roadster. S/N 1905L9501393. Red/light gray
with tan fabric top. Odo: 64,635 miles. Poor
grille plating, door fit off, incorrect carpet material,
paint bubbling around top surround. Not
a sharp SL. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD
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1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder 4.9. Red/
black leather/tan cloth top. New paint and
leather. Many mechanical upgrades. Prototype
4.9— the first ever made! Original
books and records, two-owner car. superb
1976 Ferrari 308 GTB. Red/black. Very
rare dry sump engine—less than 300
made! Came out of a private Italian collection.
No expense spared in maintenance.
The best. Very fast! $32.500.
1934 Jaguar SSI Tourer. Yellow/dark green
leather. 20 hp, new chrome. outstanding
leather and top. Very good body. frame and
wood structure. Frame-off restoration
approx. 20 years ago. Car has been in a
private collection ever since. $72,000.
1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe. Red/
black leather, 5-speed. power steering
and windows. Factory A/C, wire wheels,
36.000 miles. Excellent. $45,000.
1969 Ferrari 365 2+2. Black/new tan
leather, power windows and steering. factory
A/C. 38.000 miles. Excellent condtion.
1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC: 3.4/6 cyl: 4spd:
servo assist brakes: numbers match: very
nice older restoration. $55.000
1971 Maserati Indy. Red/tan leather, 4.2
liter. 5-speed. power windows, factory
A/C. very good condition. $19,950
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Raced and then completely rebuilt; now
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glish or Continental sale. Not all US collectors
appreciate honest wear and tear that can only
be acquired through years of use.
1932 ALFA ROMEO TIPO B P3 GP
Monoposto. S/N 5002. Eng. #50001. Red/
brown leather. Ex-Scuderia Ferrari #38. Very
horsepower (no brakes, but who cares?). Market
Vanette. S/N C80-1902. Two-tone gray/dark
gray. RHD. Odo: 37,641 km. Door fit off, RHD
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1956 LANCIA APPIA SERIES 2
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gets bid despite the obvious flaws. Maybe someone
wanted an inexpensive trinket to bring
home from Pebble.
Roadster. S/N 113.042.12.0194. Gray-beige/
black leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 31,175
miles. Attractive 230 with automatic tranny
and factory hardtop. Appeared to be totally
original and to have led a gentle existence. Original
miles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,600. Strong,
strong money, but what price originality?
1971 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE 3.5
Hardtop. S/N 11026 1200 1954. Silver metallic/dark
blue leather. Odo: 29,553 miles. Very
fresh paint and detailing, slight wear on upholstery.
Tremendous competition history on both
sides of the Atlantic, crashes, engine switches,
etc. Now has proper Alfa racing engine, though
not original unit. Substantially correct. Cond:
1. NOT SOLD AT $1,400,000. Are P3s starting
to soften? Two years ago, they were the
flavor of the month, but then everyone who had
to have one got one. Seller may have to lower
his expectations to move this car on.
#74-1950 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS
"COMPETIZIONE" GT Coupe. Body by
Ghia. S/N 64251. Eng. #924866. Blue/light blue
leather. RHD. Odo: 4,505 km. Alleged to have
1967 MERCEDES BENZ 230SL
and very limited visibility make this one a dicey
thing to drive on the road in US. Very clean
interior, oversize tires. Cuter than a box of kittens.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,487. Restored
and sold by an SCM subscriber who bought it
to transport new Vespas (he's a dealer). Surprise,
new Vespas don't fit. Big money—the Fiat
Jolly of this year 's Monterey weekend.
1957 MASERATI A6G GRAN
SPORT Spyder. Body by Frua. S/N 2197.
Red with white noseband/cream leather. Light
tan fabric top. Odo: 802 miles. A stunning
well detailed and maintained. Outstanding door
and panel fit. Just the slightest wear on front
seats. Mileage believed genuine. Sold at no reserve.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,900. Huge
money, but a good buy even if you wanted to
use it for a daily driver
#86-1929 ALFA ROMEO 1750 SS 4-seat
Sports Racing Car. Body by Carlton Carriage
Co. SN 03 12906. Eng. #6C 03 12906.
Red/dark red leather. Black fabric top. RHD.
Odo: 24,033 miles. Almost totally original car
been owned by Fangio but provenance is fuzzy.
Has Gilco tubolare chassis. Interior looks very
American in style. Excellent appearance
throughout but styling elicited adverse comments
from some Alfisti at auction. Cond: 1-.
NOT SOLD AT $160,000. One of four built.
Hard to value accurately, but we reckon market
level is somewhere between the high bid
and the low estimate of $220,000.
1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA
Coupe. Body by Ghia. SIN 0148A. Eng.
#0148A. Blue/light blue. Rare model with
with a patina that won't quit. Wonderful, successful
racing history at Brooklands and other
British venues. Super car and super provenance.
. NOT SOLD AT $380,000.
It would probably have done better at an En-
quasi-desirable coachwork. Bodywork very
straight, interior correct and beautiful. A number
of paint flaws, some chrome pitting, overcharging
electrical system causing some corrosion.
Lovely older restoration, tastefully
done. Just starting to show age. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $391,000. A great car for any number
of vintage events. Lots of style, lots of
Great presence. Beautiful older paint. Relatively
minor flaws: vinyl top cover, wrong finish
under hood, faded taillights, wrong headlights,
hood-stay hole too small to use, incorrect
carpet. Back of seats a little nicked. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $831,000. Long-wheelbase
Californias don't bring the money that their
later outside-plug, disc-braked brethren do, but
this price is a new recent-auction high for a
nice car that has always been well cared for
#44-1961 FERRARI 400
Coupe. Body by Pinin Farina. S/N 4031SA/
3097SA. Eng. #12875A. Green/black. Odo:
41,000 km. Just enough patina from light use.
Sports Car Market
car. Won first at Pebble and Meadow Brook
in 1993, then third in class at Pebble in 2000
against freshly restored Masers. The final
Frua spyder built. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$341,000. Long bidding on this car High price
surprised many observers but the car is dropdead
#15-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LVVB CALIFORNIA
Spyder. Body by Scaglietti. S/N
1203GT. Eng. #1203GT. Black/tan. Odo:
19,015 miles. Complete ownership history.
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grille. Sold for $32,300 at '99 Pebble Beach
auction. Sold here at no reserve. Cond: 3
SOLD AT $16,450. Car 's value has plummeted
like a dot-corn stock. But really, this bid
is reflective of the market today for out-offavor
cars with obvious needs. A perfect
3500GT is only $30,000—there's no upside
with this car.
Accurate detailing with wonderful original feeling
that can't be had from a restoration. Minor
paint flaws and door dings. Hard to fault original
interior. Much evidence that it was driven
by Enzo as a "test mule" the year before it was
sold. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $391,000. A stunning
example of the unique PF Coupe
Aerodynamica, which had the 4-liter boredand-stroked
Colombo 250 engine. Correct
price for a neat original with history.
#42-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C Coupe.
Body by Scaglietti. S/N 08847. Eng. #08847.
White/black leather. Odo: 26,505 miles. Long
nose, torque tube, six-carb. Period radio. Other
SUPERA1VIERICA LWB Cabriolet. Body by
Pinin Farina. SN 4241SA. Eng. #4241SA. Red/
tan leather. Red hard top. Odo: 76,854 km.
1962 MASERATI 3500GT Coupe.
Body by Touring. SIN 101-2334. Eng. #1012334.
Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 56,941 miles.
A somewhat tired car with paint chip problems,
rust showing in wire wheels, gold-painted
Older restoration and color change, with excessive
use of filler. Trunk lid didn't fit—gap
was all wrong. Wavy chrome, plastic wiper
arms, unfortunate etching of serial number in
all of the glass. Hood wouldn't open. Interesting
example that needs some TLC. Cond:
3+. SOLD AT $358,000. Only four SH LWB
SA PF Cabs were made. Hard top and 335 hp
is all that distinguishes these cars from their
PF Cab SH roots, so this is big money for the
extra power. Clean and comfortable, but unexciting
design relegates it to second-tier
than some redone paint, an alloy spare wheel, a
replacement headlamp cover, a few hose clamps
and the distributor nuts, car is completely original.
Glorious example with verifiable history.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. One of
the most desirable of the 454 two-cam 275s.
Long-nose 275s are pushing $200k, and with
the desirable six-carb setup, this bid was close.
Original and unusual white color and nonchrome
Borranis lessened curb appeal. Sealing
the deal will probably take $220k
1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4
DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Scaglietti.
S/N 14251. Red/black leather with red inserts.
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Odo: 31,119 miles. Color change from yellow
to Resale Red. Clear coat now buffed through
in spots on nose. Door fit not good, door checks
non-existent. Dash pad, battery, filters, carpet
all wrong. Seats done incorrectly. Filler very
noticable in wheel arches. A bright red auction
queen. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $99,500. Christie's
says suspension bushings and/or shocks need
to be replaced This is a lot of money for an
unknown car Let's hope the new owner isn't
faced with a lot of maintenance problems that
could eat up $30,000 in a heartbeat.
#20-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4
DAYTONA COMPETIZIONE Spyder.
Body by Michelotti. S/N 15965. Red/tan. Odo:
6,137 miles. A Daytona Spyder that looks like
red/tan leather. Odo: 1,138 miles. Incorrect
hood moldings, flashy but excellent interior,
crude bodywork covers area where trunk was
originally attached. Missing original rear skirts,
exterior color controversial. Sold at no reserve.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $380,000. This was very
likely a nice car until it got tarted up. Price
was strong enough considering the remedial
#63-1930 PACKARD 734 Speedster.
S/N 184084. Red over burgundy/black leather.
Tan fabric top. Odo: 825 miles. One of six
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AT $314,000. Auburn boattails have been
breaking out of their previous market levels
into new territory with sharp examples like this
leading the way.
#54-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Roadster. S/N E57S105679. White with silver
coves/red vinyl. Odo: 58,827 miles. 283/200
V8, 3-speed stick, factory hardtop. Very nice
a Corvette. American speedometer, all other
gauges European. Other than being entered in
Le Mans in 1975, the brief competition history
makes it unclear as to why this is a Comp
Daytona. Maybe Chinetti couldn't sell it so
decided to race it instead. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $250,000. Racing Ferraris always bring
big money—maybe because the owners can go
play with the other big dogs in the Ferrari Challenge.
At V4the price of a factory Comp Daytona,
maybe this was cheap. Not pretty, but cheap.
1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spyder.
S/N 28273. Red/black with inserts. Odo: 55,654
miles. Wrong tires, cracked paint, loose underdash
wiring, first-generation mobile phone on
genuine Speedsters built. Older restoration still
looks great. Woodlites add to good looks. No
obvious flaws noted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$314,000. One of the best-looking Packards
ever built and a splendid example of what a
true classic car is all about. Fairly bought, especially
in view of its authenticity.
1933 DUESENBERG J Tourster.
Body by Derham. S/N 2524. Eng. #J-104.
Green/green leather. Tan fabric top. Odo:
48,493 miles. Very well-maintained older restoration
of a well-known J-berg. Ex-Rick Carroll
Francis Scott. Top mechanism works like a
charm and could have been a feasible offering in
its day. Totally restored and ready to amaze at
the next Corvette gathering. Cond: 1. NOT
SOLD AT $260,000. No one was ready to pay
more than a quarter-million for bragging rights
to this one-off What's it really worth? We'llfind
out when it actually sells.
center console, stone chips. New interior and door
panels, with distracting (and non-original) red
armrests. Side window vents painted gloss black.
Clean engine. Aftermarket ignition wires. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $35,250. Price is highfor a driver,
but as long as the mechanicals are sorted out,
drive and enjoy without too much future depreciation.
Just don't take it to a club concours.
1930 DUESENBERG J Sedan. Body
by Franay. S/N 2385. Eng. #J
1935 AUBURN 851 Speedster.
SN 32304E. Light yellow/brown leather. Odo:
256 miles. AACA and CCCA first place winner.
Ex-Noel Thompson collection and very
collection. One of the eight original Derham
Toursters. A "real" car, albeit with a different J
engine than it was born with. AACA, ACD,
CCCA firsts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $831,000.
Good money for a good Duesy. Fair to buyer
and to seller
#28-1964 LANG COOPER KING
COBRA Sports Racing Roadster. S/N CM/164.
Bright orange/black fabric. Very well-documented
original interior, excellent older repaint. A greatlooking
driver and possible local show winner.
Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,725.
One of the genuine buys of the auction. Bought
below market, and all you have to do is drive it
away and enjoy.
1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Re-
tractable Hardtop. SN 00. Black/red vinyl.
Odo: 54,067 miles. One-off concept car by
sharp despite being an older restoration. Alleged
by ACD expert to be a "built-up" car,
but a stunner nonetheless. Excellent door and
panel fit. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD
race history and apparently a car requiring equal
amounts of skill and testosterone to race successfully.
Wmgs and spoilers removed from car
presently. Could be a terror in vintage racing.
One of eight built. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$200,000. A similar car was sold at the Bonhams
& Brooks Quail Lodge auction the previous day
for $154,000 with premium. Did the vendor here
pass up a great offer, or was that just a chandelier
swaying in the Pebble Beach breeze?
Check it out.
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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAM & BROOK CAF1MEL
Bonhams & Brooks
Carmel Valley, California
August 18, 2001
Auctioneer: Robert Brooks
Number of automotive lots: 70
Number of automotive lots sold: 30
Sale rate: 42.8%
Sale total: $5,812,300
High: Lot #247, 1937 Bugatti Type 57S
Atalante, sold for $1,707,500, including
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
15% on the first $50,000, 10% thereafter
Report by Dave Brownell and Steve Serio
Market opinions in italics
of cars for sale. Indeed, for many observers
(including this reporter) this sale contained
the finest array of cars Brooks had yet assembled
When the final gavel fell for the evening,
however, Robert Brooks had said "pass" so
many times it seemed like the play-by-play of
a football game rather than an auction.
Most of the centerpiece cars, including a
splendid selection of competition and
roadgoing Ferraris, didn't make the grade. Nor
did a wonderful 8-Litre Bentley, a McLaren
Cam-Am race car or a ravishing Mercedes
540K Cabriolet A.
These no-sales were somewhat tempered by
the high-dollar sale of the auction, an amazingly
original 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
coupe. The sale price of $1,707,500 ensured
that Bonhams & Brooks would have at least
one million-dollar baby to brag about.
Two locally-important cars also didn't change
owners. The 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa that
won the inaugural race at Laguna Seca in 1957
brought a bid of $720,000, but we'd reckon a
high bid of close to seven figures was needed to
make the deal. The 1950 Jaguar XK 120 that
racing legend and Fl World Champion Phil Hill
drove to victory at the first Pebble Beach Road
Race in 1950 was estimated to bring $130,000
to $160,000 but fizzled out at $110,000.
It wasn't for lack of trying on Brooks's part.
Robert Brooks cranked up all his persuasive
skills and charms to coax the bidding on each
car to a sale, but the audience just wasn't having
it. As at Christie's, the dot-commers had
fled the lush environs of Pebble and Cannel to
lick their wounds and tote up their losses elsewhere.
Buying was very selective and most of
the high bids were realistic in view of the current
economy. However, a flurry of sales right
Originally a coupe, rebodied in the UK—probably
in the '50s, according to the catalog. ExVintage
Car Store, Tom Barrett, Andrew Darling.
Big, impressive, good looking, with original
chassis and engine still married. Cond: 1
SOLD AT $409,500. A "boy racer" Speed Six
for the right kind of money.
ike their counterparts at
Christie's, Bonhams & Brooks
didn't have a great deal to celebrate
after their Quail Lodge
auction this year. There was
nothing lacking in the selection
at the end of the auction gave a welcome boost
to the totals for Bonhams & Brooks.
The biggest surprise was the winning bid
for the scruffiest—but in many ways rarest—
car in the sale. The barn-fresh 1935 Squire roadster
had loads of potential but also needed loads
of work. These are legendary automobiles; only
seven were built and they are to some collectors'
eyes the most beautiful British sports
cars ever designed. Hot bidding took this machine
50% above high estimate to $134,500.
Now the new owner has got to start spending
some serious money on the car.
Quail Lodge has become the most important
US auction in the Bonhams & Brooks repertory,
and this one dip in the road likely won't
discourage them from assembling another sale
there next year. Meanwhile, we look forward
to what the major fall sales reveal about market
activity and levels in the US.—D.B.
#268-1929 BENTLEY SPEED SIX Tourer.
Body by Hunt. S/N BA2584. Green/black
leather. Tan fabric top. RHD. Odo: 7,987 miles.
late '30s. Excellent restoration showing slight age.
Superabundance of style, performance, presence
and charisma. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$640,000. With all the vintage Bentley owners/
drivers/wannabes at the auction, we thought this
car would crack $750k and sell. We were off by
only $110,000 or so.
1934 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM
II Cabriolet. Body by Henri Binder. S/N
162SK. Eng. #ZK35. Black/red leather. Black
fabric top. RM. Odo: 75,641 miles. Gorgeous
body in the style of Waterhouse. Hood and
top fit slightly off, otherwise hard to fault.
Body was originally on chassis 103GY. Engine
overhauled in 2000. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$158,700. Worth the money all day and night.
As the grand classic market softens, magnificent
cars like this become good buys—ifyou've
got a garage large enough to hold one.
1935 SQUIRE 1.5 LITRE SHORT
1930 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM
II Station Wagon. S/N 67XJ. Eng. #WK55.
Silver gray/black leather. RI-ID. Originally a
CHASSIS Roadster. Body by Vanden Plas.
S/N X-103. Black/red leather. RI-ID. One of
Weymann fabric sedan, then converted to a
woody wagon in UK and rebuilt as such here.
Excellent appearance, door and gate fit and
workmanship. Just the thing for a little grouse
shooting on your estate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$84,450. A somewhat hard car to value. In all,
not a bad buy and certainly a "different" kind
of Roller The gentleman's woody?
1931 BENTLEY 8 LITRE Sports 4
seater. Body by Corsica. S/N YM5050. Eng.
#YR5084. Black/red leather. Tan fabric top. RHD.
Odo: 6,384 miles. Famous Big B owned by late
president of Bentley Drivers' Club. Rebodied in
1939 BENTLEY 41/4 Cabriolet. Body
by Vanden Plas. S/N B161MX. Eng. #V48D.
Black and cream/red leather. Tan fabric top.
RHD. Odo: 90,248 miles. Older restoration on
the decline. Cracks and chips in paint, scratches,
general wear and tear, soiled carpet, incorrect
taillamps. Restored in late '50s, so it has an
excuse. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. WCseries
cars are the most desirable of the prewar
the legendary Squires. Seven built, and this "barn
find" makes the sixth extant. Incorrect Salmson
engine. No supercharger. Has ENV pre-selector
gearbox. Cracks in aluminum fenders. Bristling
with potential and wonderful style. Cond: 4.
SOLD AT $145,000. Got more attention than
any other car at the auction. Bought by English
dealer What's it worth? On August 18, $145,000.
Hot bidding went flying right past pessimistic
estimate of $40,000-$80,000.
SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, CARMEL
Eng. #BC21A. Medium brown/beige leather.
Tan canvas top. RHD. Odo: 48,684 miles. A
very well-maintained and detailed car with excellent
door and panel fit. Very good interior
and woodwork, no power steering but automatic
tranny. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$130,000. Worth the high bid, but not a whole
Derby Bentleys but, considering the condition,
the bid for this car was fair
#250-1958 LISTER-JAGUAR "KNOBBLY"
Sports Racing 2-seater. Body by RS Panels.
S/N BHL119. Green/black leather. RHD.
1950 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster.
SN 670138. Black/red leather. Odo: 60,524
miles. Car appeared to be as new and ready to
overdrive and chrome wires. Perfect for driving
and enjoying as is. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,900.
If you don't need trophies to prop up your ego,
this is exactly the right kind of car to buy—a
prize winner that's just lost its edge but still looks
fine, runs great and needs nothing to hop in and
enjoy at a very fair figure.
#240-1961 JAGUAR X.KE Roadster. S/N
875100. Eng. #R1134-9. White/red leather. Tan
canvas top. Odo: 545 miles. 100th E-type built.
compete again. Alloy-bodied, great door and
panel fit and important race/driver history. First
Pebble Beach race winner with Phil Hill at the
wheel. Now has Austin-Healey seats. Cond: 1.
NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Rare aluminumbodied
car plus the unique race history deserved
better money than bid
1951 MG TD Roadster. SN 9698.
Red/black leather. Black fabric top. Odo:
76,737 miles. Typical TD door fit problems,
Super restoration and ready for serious historic
racing. Not for the faint-hearted, but could
be equally at home on display at a concours.
Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $320,000. So near
and yet so far Another $ 10k might have motivated
the consignor and would have still been
an okay buy.
1959 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk
III Sports Saloon. Body by Tickford. SN
AM300/3/1652. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo:
51,007 miles. One-owner car with optional
Looked like it came straight from the floor of
the 1961 New York Auto Show. Faultless and
stunning. Cond: 1+. NOT SOLD AT $68,000.
Ambitious estimate of $120,000-$140,000 and
a lowfinal bid equals no sale. $90k would have
seater. SN 23 S 85. Eng. #4221 854.
Green/black leather. RHD. 2-liter BMW
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1963 LOTUS 23B BMW Sports
hasty repaint shows lots of dust under finish
coat, dashboard incorrect, new upholstery
slightly off correct pleat size, fair top. Looked
like a quickie "restoration" for auction. Sold at
no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,350. Even
show-ready TDs are dropping in price and
marginal ones like this car are having a
struggle getting past ten grand. If you've
wanted one, now may be the time to count your
pennies and raise your hand.
1955 BENTLEY SI CONTINENTAL
Drophead. Body by Park Ward. SN BC22AF.
Restored in 1996 and showing slight wear. Rear
bumper plating fair and scratched. Excellent
door fit, very clean interior, well-presented car.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Not quite
enough for a good early DB4. Another $5k
might have gotten the deal done.
1960 JAGUAR XK 1503.4 Drophead.
SN S838844DN. Dark green/biscuit leather.
Black fabric top. Odo: 83,163 miles. Excellent
interior, excellent door fit, paint starting to show
age, along with top. Ran well, equipped with
and ready for vintage racing or annoying your
neighborhood gendarme, because it's set up to
be street legal as well as race ready. Very well
presented. Authenticated by Dan Gurney and
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overdrive. Top-grade repaint and new interior
done correctly. Very clean, straight car
throughout. Carried front disc brakes. Cond:
1-. SOLD AT $32,200. One of the true bargains
of the auction. Car was worth the top
bid and some more. Being a right-hooker in
America didn't help.
1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SE-
RIES II Saloon. S/N DB4/444/R. Metallic
green/black leather. R HD. Odo: 48,449 miles.
engine yields 170 hp and is married to a fivespeed
Hewland gearbox. Fresh and race-ready
with no obvious faults or problems Cond: 1
SOLD AT $46,000. Compared to the price of
admission for some levels of vintage and historic
racing, the price of this car seems to be a
relatively economical way to live out your herodriver
#263-1964 COOPER MONACO "KING
COBRA" 5-Liter Sports Racer. S/N CM
64. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. Well restored
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Phil Hill. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $156,500. Seems
a bit of a bargain for a legit King Cobra.
#243-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6
SHORT-CHASSIS VOLANTE Convertible.
SN DBVC/2326/R. Eng. #400/2310. Dark blue/
tan leather. Tan fabric top. RM. Odo: 32,341
miles. Trunk and door fit off. Noticeable
value. Price, however didn't seem excessive.
M8E1D Can-Am Sports Racer. SN 80
Multicolor/black leather. RHD. In excellent
repaint showing orange peel throughout. New
gearbox. Very clean interior. Generally, a betterthan-average
TR. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $8,050. Low estimate of $12,000
wasn't that far off the market level. New owner
bought the car very right.
interior wear. Not a sharp car any more. Automatic
transmission. Some fresh cosmetics and
mechanicals in 2000. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD
AT $78,000. High bid reflected car's general
condition. The automatic is not only a huge value
knock, it reduces the appeal ofthe car by at least
50%. Who ever had afantasy about being James
Bond with a slushbox?
1967 AC 428 Drophead. Body by
Frua. SN CF3. Metallic green/black leather.
Black canvas top. Odo: 70,227 miles. Essentially,
a Mk III Cobra with Italian coachwork.
A scarce sight even when new with fewer than
30 dropheads built. Stupendous performance
from an obviously well cared-for car. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $77,300. They hardly ever come on
the market so it's hard to figure an accurate
#247 1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57S Atalante
condition all around. Painted by Peter Max.
Had very little racing use by Led Zeppelin.
Originally built for Belgian Team VDS who
campaigned it extensively. Cond: 1. NOT
SOLD AT $140,000. Appeared ready to go
out and do some serious vintage racing. You
probably couldn't build one from scratch for
the $ 180k low estimate. However, Can-Am
cars have been soft of late—they're not exactly
a car for the casual vintage racer
1976 TRIUMPH TR6 Roadster. SN
CF51326U. Green/black leather and leatherette.
Black canvas top. Odo: 4,374 miles. Fresh
Coupe. Body by Gangloff. SN 57501. Eng.
#S14. Black/black leather. RI-ID. Odo: 9,931 km.
_ _ MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS, CARMEL
Fabulous original car with excellent door fit,
impeccable provenance, no stories or excuses.
Simply the best original example extant. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $1,707,500. Unmessed
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Bugattis of any sort are the large exception rather
than the rule. This car is a total time warp and
was worth the money. Joining an outstanding
California collection of exceptional cars where,
we trust, it will remain unrestored
1937 DELAHAYE 135 Replica Le
seater. S/N 49856. Blue/tan leather.
MD. Well-executed replica of Delahaye Le
Mans car of 1937. Left side of hood fit off,
light wear and tear from competition use. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $520,000. As a PF Spider,
with a decent race history, it should have
brought a bid of at least $550,000. Not a crazy
low bid here, but just not close enough.
very good paint and upholstery, missing radiator
badge. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,300. A lot
cheaper than the real thing but it won't ever be
the real thing, either Hot bidding all the way.
Probably eligible at every vintage event—after
all, it's not exactly a plastic D-type.
#231 1939 MERCEDES BENZ 540K Spe-
cial Cabriolet A. Body by Sindelfingen.
S/N 408.399. Eng. #408.393. Dark blue/beige
leather. Tan fabric top. Odo: 12,535 km. One
of three 580K prototypes, winner of 1939 Paris
Salon, Bagatelle and Pebble Beach prize. Carries
second, but correct 540K engine. Impeccable
bolide throughout. Cond: 1+. NOT
SOLD AT $1,150,000. High bid was simply
not enough for former owner's heirs and back
Red/black leather. Black fabric top. Odo:
57,171 miles. Engine rebuilt and car restored
at some point. Excellent door and panel fit;
very correct-looking car with no faults noted.
Cond: 1. SOLD AT $42,550. Generous bid on
a very good car
#244 1952 FERRARI 212 INTER
Berlinetta. Body by Vignale. S/N 0219. White
and blue/gray leather. RHD. Seemingly complete
and never really apart. Many rare details
doors, otherwise car looked very right inside
and out except, perhaps, for red color on
wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,600. A bit
above high market, but not by much. Panel fit
is crucial to Speedster fanatics, and they have
to be perfect for a car to pull big dollars.
1963 PORSCHE 356B Cabriolet.
Body by Reutter. S/N 158370. Eng. #611093.
. NOT SOLD AT $720,000. Sold for $430k
at Rick Cole/RM in 1997 as unrestored barn
find, then restored by RM It will take $850k to
get the job done. In today's market, $720k was
not unfair for a four-cylinder; non-numbers
matching car; even with great history.
#226-1958 FERRARI 250 GT TdF
Berlinetta Competizione. Body by Scaglietti.
S/N 1139GT. Red/tan leather. Best described
correct, significant, not overly preserved. Simply
a great car. Won the inaugural race at Laguna
Seca, along with many others. Former
owners include John von Neumann, Bruce
Kessler, Richie Ginther and Pete Lovely. Cond:
bring it to prize-winning appearance. Bid was
nearly right, despite the low estimate of $100k.
#259-1955 PORSCHE 356 Speedster.
S/N 80528. Red/black leather. Black fabric top.
Odo: 7,493 miles. Inconsistent gap in both
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1956 FERRARI 500 TESTA ROSSA
Spider Corsa. Body by Scaglietti. S/N
0650MDTR. Red/tan leather. RHD. Proper,
it went to Germany. Even in this rarefied atmosphere,
a roadster will sell more easily, and for
more money, than a cabriolet. The cabs are
just a little stodgy-looking.
1954 MERCEDES BENZ 300S
Coupe. S/N 1880114500033. Eng.
#1889204500033. Black/light gray leather.
Odo: 64,738 km. Very tired seats, saggy door
and beautifully preserved. Some paintwork
here and there, but this is how these cars probably
felt when new. Arguably worn, but unmolested
and very cool. Suspension reportedly
needs inspection. Cond: 3
as a very significant correct comp car in asraced
condition. Older paintwork cracked,
thankfully! Beautifully presented. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $794,500. A little below market.
TdFs and SWBs are the hottest part of the
Ferrari dual-sport market. Even $100k more
wouldn't have surprised.
. NOT SOLD
AT $320,000. Superb original car; but originality
has its price—which should have been
$320k Unlikely to get more for this car, no
matter what the venue. The performance of 212s
is not exactly mind-boggling.
handles, fair plating in most areas. Car had generally
seedy, run-down appearance. Cond: 3
1954 FERRARI MONDIAL Spider
NOT SOLD AT $72,000. One of 216 built.
Imported from Argentina. Would need a considerable
commitment of time and money to
Corsa. Body by Pinin Farina. S/N 0408MD.
Red/tan leather. RHD. Important car that was
correctly re-bodied years ago. Great, verifiable
racing history. Hood fit not great, paint blemishes
left side, incorrect light covers, typical
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#233-1959 FERRARI 250 GT CALIFORNIA
Spyder Competizione. Body by
Scaglietti. SN 01615GT. Silver/black leather.
Description of "restored" better worded as
"recreated." Very cloudy history, overall feel
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was that of a "rebody," restamped engine.
Trunk lid not fitting around the fuel filler, and
this was just done? Perfectly nice interior and
paint. Cond: 2
#261-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 08005. Red/tan
leather. Odo: 48,000 miles. Great panel fit, older
. NOT SOLD AT $720,000.
Not sure why you buy this car, frankly. Sometimes
when you resurrect a car around a frame
and chassis number, it just doesn 't translate to
its original form and flair.
SUPERAMERICA Coupe Aerodinamico.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 4251. Eng. #4251. Red/
black leather. Odo: 68,029 miles. LWB. Good
SWB. Presence of old gas funk and plastic vent
hose summed up the fact that it was time to
spend a few bucks on the car. No engine detailing.
Carpet didn't match from trunk to
footwells. Paintwork still decent. Interior with
huge sunroof feels original. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $940,000. The 400-style coupe body
really detracts from the value here. SWBs are
desired for their racing prowess, and this car
had no history This was all the money.
1963 FERRARI 250 GT LUSSO
original interior. Excellent door and panel fit.
Paint crazing on nose and hood, dent in bumper
guard. Nice patina of an older restoration. Chrome
not great. Color changed, but probably for the
better. New York Motor Show car for 1962.
Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. SN 5397. Red/
black leather. Fresh restoration (because of nonfatal
roll over). Nicely presented, some interior
panel fit not up to par. Panels, chrome, glass,
original feel, bogus dyed leather seats. Can be
much nicer very easily with some judicious
detailing, by fitting the correct oil filters and
battery, and by fixing the leaky cam covers.
Felt like the owner was tired of spending
money on his toy, albeit a straight one. Cond:
3. SOLD AT $147,700. Really all the money
for a less-than-perfect GTS.
1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C
Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 8135.
Red/black leather. Converted six-carb car, older
restoration with some minor visible corrosion.
Door fit suspect, chrome iffy, very nice interior.
Paintwork still good. Not enough punch to its
. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. Top bid
was way off the mark Should have brought close
to the high estimate of $350,000.
#266-1962 FERRARI 250 GT SWB
SPECIALE Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina.
S/N 3469. Red/tan leather. Odo: 40,000 miles.
Older restoration on a very unusual and unique
overall feel very nice. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$135,000. Nice car; complete history been shopped
a lot recently. Bid was not unreasonable.
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appearance. Cond: 2 . NOT SOLD AT
$220,000. Long nose, alloy body, interim open
driveshafi rather than torque tube. Originally a
three-carb. Been heavily shopped in the recent
past. Bid was not unfair
1968 ISO RIVOLTA Coupe. Body
by Bertone. SN 750719. Silver/black leather.
Odo: 46,706 miles. Power windows, A/C. Some
Mans, you could have added $300k more to
1974 FERRARI 246 GTS Spyder.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 08094. Red/tan
leather. The silver bombcan spray paintwork
pitting on plating, inconsistent door fit, good
original interior, okay paint. Ready to drive
away. Cond: 2
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was almost there. Maybe $7k more for an equitable
#206-1931 STUTZ DV32 BEARCAT
Speedster. SN DV28.1309. Cream over burgundy/red
leather. Odo: 13,784 miles. Older
restoration beginning to show some age. Very
good door fit. Engine compartment needs detailing.
Dashboard and instruments appeared
incorrect. Cond: 2
. NOT SOLD AT $11,750. Ital-
ian coachwork with a bulletproof Chevy drivetrain
seems like a combo made in heaven, but
this hybrid couldn't get past MG-TD money.
#210-1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV
Berlinetta. Body by Bertone. SN 4952. Eng.
#30677. Red/black leather. Odo: 16,112 km.
in the engine bay should have been enough to
scare off everyone. Poorly recovered dash, seat
retrim iffy. Window latches missing and steering
wheel retrim nasty. But not without merit;
surprisingly good panel fit. Cond: 3
Right door closure a bit off, left door fits fine.
Very clean interior. Mileage believed genuine.
Car totally original and unrestored. Cond: 1-.
NOT SOLD AT $160,000. Lovely example
that should have brought at least $175k.
#222-1973 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Spyder.
S/N 17005. Rosso Dino/tan leather. Odo:
10,051 miles. True mileage; well-known SoCal
1967 TOYOTA 2000GT Coupe.
S/N MF 10-10103. Eng. #3M 010130. Red/
black leather. Odo: 15,861 miles. A one-owner
car that appears to be as-new in all areas.
Estimate of $180,000-$220,000 was way too
high, top bid was far too low.
SN N/A. White/light tan leather. Odo: 810 miles.
. NOT SOLD AT $110,000.
1940 INDIAN CHIEF Motorcycle.
SOLD AT $95,000. Shiny paint auction poseur
Bid was enough.
Sharp bike in all respects but reluctant to run,
even when kicked over and coaxed by motorcycle
collector Jay Leno. Ex-Steve McQueen collection.
Missing tank decals. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $50,600. Famous previous owners helped
the price climb towardfour-cylinder Indian level.
1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN
Convetible. SN 55881120. Green, white and
dark gray/green and white vinyl. Tan vinyl top.
Repainted to factory standards, otherwise totally
original. Mileage believed genuine. Perhaps
the most original 2000GT in the world. Cond:
1. SOLD AT $140,000. Nearly double the high
end ofSCM's Price Guide, but this was as good
a 2000GT as you're likely to find. So long as
you are under 5 '7", these are great cars.
car. Some pitted chrome, trim original and a bit
tired. Unfortunate rarity (one of two in orange,
er, Rosso Dino) does not breed desirability.
Nominated for "Please Repaint a Different
Color" award. Paintwork in great shape,
but... Cond: 2
#265 1929 CADILLAC 341B Sport
Phaeton. SN RPA-247187. Eng. #331036.
Two-tone green/green leather. Black fabric top.
RHD. Odo: 2,240 miles. Originally exported
. NOT SOLD AT $300,000.
$350,000 would be the right number here.
Owner simply wasn't interested in taking less.
#254-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4
DAYTONA COMPETIZIONE Berlinetta.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 16343. Red/tan
leather. Subject of recent restoration work. Hard
to fault for what it is, an important Daytona as
raced. Won GT category at 1975 Daytona 24Hours.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,212,500. Current
market price for a real factory-built Competition
Daytona. If it had won its class at Le
Maintained rather than restored, with an older
repaint, vinyl interior and a generally good appearance.
These cars can be bags of trouble
mechanically but catalog stated that all the goodies
worked as they should. Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $36,000. Should have sold. Bid was
fair enough, and $1,000 above low estimate in
1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD Hard-
top. S/N 4483Z106191. Red/red vinyl/cloth.
Odo: 67,721 miles. Slightly mellow car that
to Argentina with right-hand drive. Older restoration
still shows well. A full CCCA Classic.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. High bid
still shows well. Ready to drive and enjoy.
Long bidding to coax the price to selling level.
Claimed original miles. Sold at no reserve.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,775. Nice car in the
Sports Car Market
mEVEVElleeigin SCM MARKET REPORT: RIIII AUCTIONS MONTEREY
wrong auction. Probably would have done better
at a Kruse sale. However this generation
Bird, especially the coupes, are still struggling
to achieve decent money.
1966 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350
H Fastback Coupe. S/N SFM6S475. White
with gold stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 76,853
miles. Excellent door and panel fit and a very
August 17-18, 2001
sharp car in general. Fresh engine and gearbox,
according to catalog. Ready to show and go.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $46,000. Market-correct
price for this particular car.
Increase your traffic.
Sports Car Market.
Call (503) 261-7127
Auctioneer: Peter Bainbridge
Number of automotive lots: 167
Number of automotive lots sold: 109
Sale rate: 65.3%
Sale total: $14,888,835
High: Lot #277, 1956 Ferrari 410 Sport
Spyder sold for $3,822,500, including
buyer 's premium.
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10%
Report by Dave Kinney and Trevor Clinard
Market opinions in italics
s there trouble in paradise? Are the
barbarians of a rapidly shrinking
economy at the gates? Frankly, no.
Or perhaps just not yet. The RM sale,
after getting off to a slow start on Friday,
had a barn-burner Saturday and
ended up with the top sale total of the week-
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end. For the first time in years, the DoubleTree
event exceeded the Christie's Pebble Beach sale
in dollar volume.
Unlike last year's event in which a parade of
over-the-top restorations broke consecutive
records for highest dollar ever at auction, the
prices of this year's event seemed a bit more
down to earth. Cheap? No, but back within
the bounds of reason. It was possible to walk
away with a 1969 Lamborghini Islero for
$25,300, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS for $132,000
or a 1970 Lotus Seven for $16,500.
High-end collectors who probably don't have
their net worth tied up in the stock market (remember,
there are other ways to accumulate
wealth) had opportunities to take home some
booty as well. On the Monday after the sale,
car haulers were busy loading a 1956 Ferrari
410 Sport Spyder that went for $3,822,500, a
1958 Ferrari Tour de France that brought
$1,265,000 and an alloy-bodied 1955 MercedesBenz
3005L coupe that sold for $891,000.
Buyers weren't spending blindly; Jaguar Etypes
changed hands in price ranges from
$24,200 for a 1969 coupe to $115,500 for a
1966 roadster, condition and model being the
determinant of price, as one would expect.
Three MG-TDs were offered and three sold.
One went off the block for $11,000, one for
$15,400 and one for exactly three times the
price of the first—$33,000.
Perhaps more than in the past few years,
there was something for everyone at the RM
auction, from entry-level collector cars that could
be bought with a Visa card to ultra-exotics.
As the man at the baseball stadium says,
you can't tell the players without a scorecard,
so here it is.—D.K.
#85-1952 ALLARD J2X Roadster. SN 2192.
British Racing Green/saddle leather. RHD. Odo:
348 miles. Trunk rack, RJS racing seat belts,
Koni shocks front and rear. Dual windscreen.
Very good fit and finish. Good quality restoration,
driven perhaps 3,000-5,000 miles since.
Automatic. 331 c.i. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$132,000. This car was purchased new by two
GM engineers who fitted it with a three-speed
HydraMatic transmission. A very handsome car
in the right colors. Allards appear to have recovered
nicely from the slump of the early '90s.
1953 ALLARD JR/CADILLAC "Le
MANS" Convertible. S/N 3403. Green/black
leather. RHD. Ex-Zora Arkus-Duntov, General
Curtis LeMay, Syd Silverman. Allard factory
entry at Le Mans, 1953. Simpson racing seat
belts. Older restoration, raced but still quite clean.
Lots ofpaint flaws. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $115,500.
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Odo: 536 miles. Bought at this auction last
year for $76,900. Some very light wear to recent
restoration. The owner's representative
stated that much repair and restoration work
was done to the car in the past year. Cond: 1
Sale price included "a comprehensive selection
ofspares" as well as a 28" x 36" Dion Pears oil
painting depicting Duntov behind the wheel at Le
Mans in 1953. Very well bought, even without the
art. $50k below low estimate.
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 Coupe.
SN LLML572. British Racing Green/black and
tweed cloth. Odo: 5,462 miles. Racing seats,
SOLD AT $102,850. Formerly owned by glass
artist Dale Chihuly—the guy responsible for
the glass flowers on the lobby ceiling in the
Bellagio, Las Vegas. The seller made $25,950
buying a car here in 2000 and selling here in
2001—no mean feat. A very nice example.
1957 MGA Roadster. SN HR4320714.
Robin Egg Blue/saddle. Black vinyl top. Odo:
25,612 miles. Older restoration to a good standard.
Some wear to presentable interior, chrome
mismatched gauges, roll cage, fuel cell, MSD
ignition. A mix of stock and race car—and not
a good mix. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $42,000.
Ready for historic racing but no bites in the
house when this one crossed the block. Perhaps
the potential bidders were still in the paddock
at Laguna Seca? Also, will never be competitive
in its class.
1954 MG TF Roadster. S/N TF31862.
Red/black leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 44 miles.
shows some age wear, but still very good. Ready
for a shine and show, but no national trophies
await. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,425. The MGA
was sold between 1956 and 1962 with a vari-
ety of different motors and horsepower Plenty
of money here for an older restoration. The
new owner will be the beneficiary of the last
owner 's restoration. Use it and enjoy it.
1957 AC ACE BRISTOL Roadster.
S/N BEX252. Eng. #100D.571. Dark blue/blue
leather. Black vinyl top. Odo: 97,397 miles. Nardi
wood steering wheel. Vertical sport bumpers to
the front and rear. Not totally fresh but ready
Owned by (now former) car builder Kjell Qvale.
Nice older restoration—not overdone but complete.
Just the kind of car you want to buy—an
older restoration owned by a "car guy" and now
ready for road use. Cond: 2
. SOLD AT
$27,500. A solid seven grand above current
market value for the nicest TF. Perhaps Mr.
Qvale should consider a new business venture
finding older restored red sports cars and selling
them at Monterey. Or maybe not.
1956 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4
Drophead Coupe. S/N LML1003. Eng. #VBJ/
545. Silver-blue/blue leather. Tan cloth top.
for use. A very pleasing color combination on an
aesthetically pleasing car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$72,600. The last few of these I have seen sell at
auction have brought well above what the guidebooks
say to pay. Too little in the guidebooks or
too much excitement under the big top? I think
the buyers are on to something here...
1957 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 Mk
III Coupe. Body by Tickford. S/N
AM3001275. Teal/gray leather. Odo: 38,181
miles. Spotted-in paintwork showed splotchy
in the bright California sun and made for a bad
presentation. Some interior flaws, good chrome.
Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. Said to be
one ofjust four left-hand drive Tickford bodied
coupes. A handsome body style that seems to
improve with age. Is a Tickford body worth a
Paint pops on trunk area, cracking Bondo on
catwalk behind the top. Console chrome has
wear, some chrome clouding and pitting. Windshield
glass delaminating. A genuine 20-footer.
Cond: 4. SOLD AT $34,650. Just returned
from a Japanese collection. Very nice examples
can be found around $50,000, so this was no
bargain for $15,000 less.
1964 SUNBEAM TIGER Coupe.
SN B/499998. British Racing Green/black. Race
prepared, well presented. Le Mans history (finished
123 laps in 10 hours in 1964). A very rare
Sports Car Market
Excellent paint, chrome and interior. All the
correct style MGA toys. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$30,800. Right cal; right color, right price. Restoring
a mediocre MGA to this condition would
cost close to, or possibly exceed, the amount
bid. One of the rare times that having a twincam
engine might actually have brought a premium
over a pushrod MG
1963 JAGUAR XICE Convertible.
S/N 876844. Eng. #R4367-9. Burgundy/black
leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 42,810 miles.
Restoration by Classic Collection of New
Zealand. One of at least seven cars restored in
New Zealand in this weekend's sale. Imported
to California within the past month. A fresh
restoration to a very high standard. 4-speed.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $46,750. Bought for well
less than the cost of restoration. Flaws found
by the truly Jaguar possessed? You bet. But
still it will score the usual 99.999997 at the next
Jag Concours. (Save your letters, you did this
to yourselves.) One of the "buys" of the day.
1959 MGA TWIN CAM Roadster.
S/N YD3818. Black/black with red piping. Black
cloth top. Odo: 759 miles. Full frame-off restoration.
Very appealing color combination.
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100% bump over standard bodywork? Seems
that no one in the house thought so.
#292-1958 JAGUAR XI( 150 Drophead
Coupe. SN S827050. Eng. #V3530-8. Black/
tan leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 58,432 miles.
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Tiger. Side exhaust nice and loud. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $148,500. A bit of Le Mans history
that you can drive injust about any vintage event.
Still, even at $11,500 below the low estimate of
$160,000, a huge price. You have a lot of choices
in vintage race cars at this price level.
many more New Zealand-restored classics in the
marketplace soon. Good show, Kiwis!
1965 TRIUMPH HERALD Convertible.
S/N 9469272LCV. Medium blue/tan vinyl. Tan
canvas top. Odo: 800 miles. A fully restored
Herald. Moto-Lita wood steering wheel, wood
dashboard. If any Herald enthusiasts exist on
this side of the pond, this was the Angel of
Heralds, the collector's Hark. Lots of non-original
bits, but who cares? Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$15,400. With a high cute-to-dollar ratio, a fully
restored Herald might not be such a bad buy
Are Heralds the new Fiat Jollys of the auction
circuit? Price was fair enough; just don't plan
on selling it for a profit in this lifetime.
1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Coupe.
S/N DB62544/R. Eng. #400/2268. Gold/black
leather. RHD. Odo: 75,413 miles. Missing
ashtray. Some paint chips. Rusty door sills.
Owner has trouble starting on a bright and
sunny day. Not horrible, but not a nice example.
Only the brave need apply. Cond: 4+.
SOLD AT $35,200. On the positive side, at
least the chrome was very nice. The seller
should be popping bottles of right-hand drive
Dom P for a longtime, as this would have been
a good price for a left-hand drive example.
and door caps. Speedwell leather seats, MiniLite
wheels and Dunlop tires. Weak paint,
whacked hard in the driver-side front. Very poor
seam repairs. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $14,300. Not
much hope here for anything but a driver/event
car The cost ofbodywork repairs will quickly put
the new owner underwater, so best to just use it
and enjoy it. And hope for the bounce that may or
may not come when the new Mini arrives.
1967 JAGUAR XXE Roadster. S/N
1E17282. British Racing Green/tan leather. Black
cloth top. Odo: 49 miles. Another of at least
seven cars at this auction restored in New
Zealand. Very fresh, very complete restoration.
Restored by Upper Classics Limited. Over 1,600
hours invested in the restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $74,800. With an exchange rate of approximately
40 cents to the US dollar, expect to see
#253 1927 BUGATTI 37A Open Race
Car. S/N 37270. Eng. #172. Dark blue/red
leather. RHD. Some road-related wear, but a
well turned-out example. Road ready with
fenders, Bosch magneto, Marchal headlights.
Original wire wheels replaced with replica
detachable rim aluminum wheels. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $308,000. Ex-Tom Perkins, one
of a stated 78 supercharged 37 As built.
steering wheel, 8,000-rpm tach, deep-dish Alpine
wheels, Sebring Mach 1 mirrors. Full
frame-off restoration in 1991. Photo documented.
Owner's manual included. Well presented,
but in need of some serious detail work.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,800. Alpines have a
real following in Europe but are largely an
unknown quantity here. They are a great road/
rally/race car and are exciting to drive. This
car had extensive modifications during restoration
work. Price was fair
#306-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
ALLOY Gullwing Coupe.
SN 1980435500226. Silver/red leather. Odo:
60,942 miles. Alloy body. Fitted luggage. Full
restoration just completed in New Zealand. Three
owners since new. Owner states the engine, body
and chassis are all original to the car. Cond: 1.
SOLD AT $891,000. The eighth ofjust 29 alloybodied
300SLs built. Lightweight 300SLs are
tough to find, and more are becoming part of
Sports Car Market
steering wheel, twin aero screen windshields,
side curtains, Lotus twin-cam motor. Orange
peel on paint, some pitting on turn signals,
repairs to hood. Funky welded exhaust. Cond:
4+. SOLD AT $16,500. Sold with two sets of
tires. Colin Chapman's best-powered roller
skate, the Sevens are true sports cars with little
room for creature comforts. Despite the overly
ambitious auction estimate, this Series 2 car
sold at close to a market-correct price.
1973 MORRIS MINI COOPER
Coupe. SN 567970GM946301. Blacldtan.
White steel top. Odo: 57,544 km. Wood dash
1970 LOTUS SEVEN SERIES 2
Open Racer. S/N S42788TC. Blue, unpainted
hood and tub/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 70,638
miles. Dark wood dash, three-spoke aluminum
Catalog lists a very complete history, which
will of course be challenged ad nauseum by
every other member of the hopelessly inbred
1937 TALBOT LAGO 150 C SS
Roadster. Body by Figoni et Falaschi. S/N
82928. Primer/red vinyl. Odo: 159 km. Presented
as a "barn find," but looking more the
part of a failed restoration. A combination of
original bits and fresh-looking metal with surface
rust. In need of a full restoration. Ex-1937
Paris auto show. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $836,000.
Short chassis competition car The new owner
will have well over a cool million invested when
this car hits the lawn at Pebble in a year or two.
A future Best of Show, just a checkbook away
Coupe. S/N A1101300VC15591. Dark blue/
gray and black leather. Odo: 62,385 km. Momo
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#280-1955 PORSCHE 356 Modified
Coupe. S/N 4722917465. Silver/green leather.
"Silver bullet longtail," some paint pops, wood
Silver/red leather. Odo: 88 miles. Another overthe-top
Monterey restoration. Fitted luggage,
trunk and deck fit is just a touch off of acceptable
standards. Photo-documented restoration
by Upper Classics Limited in New Zealand.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $268,400. A touch high,
but still within reason. Good colors, great restoration,
all the gadgets.
#296-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
Convertible. S/N 1980428500318. Red/tan
leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 20,844 miles.
Stated recent motor rebuild, but the add-on
temperature gauge doesn't inspire confidence.
A clean car with general wear, this example is
1961 Porsche 356 Roadster, restored.
1964 Jaguar XKE Coupe. retole,1
steering wheel, Simpson seat belts. Rearview
mirror roof mounted, lots of chrome trim. A
Porsche hot rod. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT
$55,000. What happens when a 1955 356 Continental
split-window coupe and a 914/6 exchange
genes. A true Frankenporsche, or to
some, the best thing that ever happened to a
914. Value? High bid sounds fair Too many
stories here for me.
#287-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
Gullwing Coupe. S/N 1980406500278. Eng.
#1989806500271. Cream/red leather. Odo:
15,086 miles. Unfortunate shipping damage
1965 A-H BJ8 3000 Mk III Roadster.
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to rear bumper in transit from Europe, but a
well-turned-out example nonetheless. Minor
use-related wear to the interior, equipped
with full belly pans. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$225,500. Chassis, body and electrical restoration
by Classic Car Center in Stuttgart. All
the money for a car in this nice, but not brilliant,
#276-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
Gullwing Coupe. S/N 1980406500262.
Blaupunlct AM radio. 912 motor fitted. Decent
paint, some pitting chrome, careless and sloppy
restoration work abounds. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$18,700. More than a careful shopper would have
paid on the open market. Many ofthe visualflaws
will be an easy fix, but this car is destined to
remain a "driver" for the rest of its natural life.
#65-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Convertible. S/N AD1210401001320. Gray/
red leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 49,463 km.
ready for use as a driver instead of the usual
parade of show queens. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$170,500. Lots of money for a "driver:" Instead
of a full and comprehensive restoration,
this car has recently had paint work and a
fresh interior installed, along with the recent
motor work The seller should be pleased.
#234-1961 PORSCHE 356B Coupe.
SN 112835. Gray/red vinyl. Odo: 1,049 miles.
Very good paint, chrome, leather and glass.
Fully detailed including suspension. Avery nice
example throughout. No radio. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $50,600. Sold for the price of a full
restoration. Extremely nice 190SLs are starting
to show up more often at auction. If you're
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in the market, buy only the nicest available.
They are neither cheap nor easy to restore. Of
course, they'll still be slow.
#61-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL
Roadster. S/N 11304210004255. Red/saddle
vinyl. Odo: 45,818 miles. Becker AM/FM/SW.
Soggy redyed vinyl seats, fair wood, weak
chrome. The four-speeds seem to keep popping
up at auctions despite the fact they were a
small percentage of US sales. Two tops. Just a
car. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $17,600. The auction
estimate ($30k-$40k) was ludicrous. This is an
example that could be found in just about any
classified ad section of any city's newspaper
Thankfully, the bidders knew better than to overpay
by a factor of two.
#86-1964 PORSCHE 356C Cabriolet.
S/N 159154. Black/burgundy leather. Black
cloth top. Odo: 49,314 miles. A very sweet
restoration. Very well sorted and preserved
throughout. Factory Kardex, original motor,
four-wheel disc brakes. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$50,600. More than the price guides say you
should pay for a #1 car but C Cabriolets have
been climbing. The color is right, the top goes
down and there are many events to use it in.
#281-1965 PORSCHE 356C Cabriolet. S/
N 162145. Eng. #731722. Red/tan leather. Tan
cloth top. Odo: 39,277 miles. Factory 12-volt,
German square-weave carpeting, tools, jack and
paint, chrome and leather. Older Michelin 5.50 x
18 tires show first visual signs of dry rot. Hill
and Vaughn restoration over 25 years ago. Cond:
3+. SOLD AT $112,200. Very handsome, very
slow On the California Mille, leave first and arrive
last. Poor car has been flogged on the 'for
sale" circuit for years. At last it gets anew owner,
who paidfull price.
#303-1949 FERRARI 166 Spyder. Body
by Scaglietti. S/N 0141. Eng. #0141. Red/snakeskin
vinyl. RHD. Rebodied in 1955 with
current 500 TR-style body. Major shunt to
owner's manual included. Missing steering
wheel center. Pitting in vent window surrounds.
Shows better than it actually is when opened
up. Very good paint. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$44,550. 356Cs and SCs continue to march up
the value guides. They are extremely user
friendly, and relatively cheap to operate—an
unusual combination in the world of vintage
cars. A high, but not crazy, price.
#293-1928 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 SS Spi-
der. Body by Zagato. SN 56134. Eng.#0211462.
Red/black leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 9,317
miles. Jaeger gauges, Bosch headlights. Very good
Plexiglas. Roll bar. Black painted exhaust tips.
Original Colombo V12 with triple 36-D CZ3
Weber carbs. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$220,000. Rare alloy body, left-hand drive
combo. "Much of its early history has yet to
have been discovered" is not the sentence potential
early-Ferrari buyers lookfor in an auction
catalog. High bid was fair and should have
gotten the job done.
#252-1956 MASERATI TIPO 52 200SI
Open Race Car. SN 2401. Eng. #2401. Red/
black leather. RM. Shown complete with lots
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right front poorly repaired. Loaded from stem
to stern with chips and dings. A time machine
from the 1960s. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT
$830,000. How do you decide what to do with
this car? Restore it as it was when it left the
factory, restore it with its current body, or keep
it in its rundown, but loveable shape? That
dilemma remains for another day.
#301-1953 FERRARI 212 INTER Coupe.
Body by Vignale. S/N 0289EU. Red/black
leather. Odo: 73,971 km. Some cracking, peeling
paint. One rear vent window made of
of scars and scuffs. In "as recently raced" condition.
By serial number, this was the first 200S
built, raced (and crashed) by the factory in 1955,
used as a mule, rebuilt and sold as a 200SI. Cond:
. SOLD AT $605,000. Soldjust above the low
estimate, still good nick for this important Type
52. Beauty is subjective, but from where I stand
this is among the most handsome cars ever built.
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After the failure of his Spruce Goose, Howard
Hughes was hired for just a short time by General
Motors, with less than delightful results.—Marni
Lynn, Kewaskum WI
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a GTO incognito.Bob
Lynn, Kewaskum, WI
Having mysteriously disappeared years before,
Denis Neumann, Redwood Shores, CA
A prototype study from the little known Arkansas
division of the famed European design studio.
"Billie Bob" Figoni and "Bubba" Falaschi unveil
their first "crossover" vehicle.—Ed Pasini,
Pontiac's prototype pickup, "The Pontiup," was
recently discovered in a California pasture. Rumor
has it that it will be added to Pontiac's line-up of
outstanding designs for the upcoming car show season.
Strange things happen out behind the barn in
Mark Maynard, San Diego, CA
This photo illustrates the potentially serious
consequences of eating excessive amounts of genetically
modified corn. In this case, the victim
suffered from a degenerative disease of the brain
resulting in terminal pickuptruckophilia, a well
known variant of Fright Pig Disease.—William
Devor, San Diego, CA
Test Mule (or should I say Goat?) of Bob
Lutz's first big GM project: 2003 Production
version of the Chevrolet SSR show car with special
Le Mans front end. Note Bob's heavy-handed
Mopar design loyalty coming through in those
familiar 1977 Dodge-style Li'l Red Truck performance
exhaust stacks. Old habits die hard.
Rumor is these are called "Mulsanne Straight
Geoff Archer, via e mail
Farmer Brown simply has to do something
about the old Studebaker truck—this is the third
Pontiac it has eaten this month.—George Murphy,
Oak Ridge, 77V
My truck is so bad, it swallows Pontiacs
Ken Angel, Dauphin Island, AL
Stand back, I think I'm going to belch.
King, Libertyville, IL
Lem, I'm telling you that gasohol will screw up
Bruce Perrone, Pittsburgh, PA
Happily digesting the Pontiac, the pickup was
unaware he was soon to suffer the same fate in the
jaws of a fast-approaching Peterbilt.—Rich
Castiello, Chevy Chase, MD
After adding exhaust stacks, a jazzy stripe and
a tire and wheel combo that put her Studie's nose
in the weeds, Kirsty decided to go all out and
install a Pontiac nose for a really noticeable statement
of style.—Chris Pile, Wichita, KS
Studebaker designers, pulled out of retirement
by desperate GM marketers, were recruited to
work a "fix" on the Aztek. "We did the best we
could with the time and resources Pontiac made
available to us," said Alonzo Rechter, former
chief of Studebaker's postal Zip Van styling team.
"The main thing we wanted to do was get rid of
that God-awful cladding. The rear was a special
challenge for us so we figured, 'what the heck?'
and chopped the whole mess off."
Los Angeles, CA
After Wilfred spent all of his money on the
mags and bitchin' pipes, he had no money left
for the orthodontist. Thus, his beloved
Studebaker had to go through life with a hideous
Ray Suchta, McMurray, PA
"Dang it, Chester, everyone's staring at us! I
told ya not to put that silly duct tape racing
stripe on the door!"
Steve Jones, Pullman, WA
Disappointed by the Aztek's lukewarm reception
by the motoring public, the Pontiac Design
Dream Team (DDT, just like the chemical) quickly
created a new sport vehicle sure to capture the
imagination of prospective SUV/SAV purchasers
Daniel Danzi, Montville, NJ
What maniac built this "Fordiac"?
Herrin, Quechee, VT
Spurred on by Lincoln's hot new Blackwood
truck and Cadillac's pending entry into the luxury
passenger-truck market, Pontiac quickly snaps up
the once-successful Studebaker Truck Division and
crafts its own contender, soon to be at a showroom
John Dickinson, Mill Valley, CA
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An Expensive Lunch Box
by Carl Bomstead
Object: Albert Dunhill's Ltd. Four-Person Picnic Set—Lot #157
Auction: Bonhams & Brooks, Quail Lodge, August 18, 2001
Sale price: $17,250, including buyer's premium
he Monterey Peninsula was awash in automobilia during the
third week of August. With tens of thousands of well-heeled
enthusiasts visiting and millions of dollars being spent at the
three main auctions, dropping a few grand for a piece of
historically interesting automobilia seemed almost fiscally conservative.
The most visible venues for automobilia were the auctions. RM, prior
to each of the sessions Friday and Saturday, offered a few dozen automotive
related posters and prints, including Lot #204, an Alfa Romeo lithographic
print that was estimated at $100-$150 but could only wrestle $35
from the pockets of the bidders. Christie's offered a French poster from
the 1964 movie "Love in Las Vegas," starring Elvis and Ann Margret,
which sold near its low estimate of $2,500 at $2,585. But the heavy trashand-trinket
money was at Bonhams & Brooks automobilia-only sale Saturday
afternoon at Quail Lodge.
Bonhams & Brooks has what seems to be a never-ending source of
high-end mascots; over half of the 290 lots of automobilia offered at this
auction fell into this category. The estimates in the catalog surprised
some of the bidders, as they were far above current market prices.
Aston Martin DBR-1/3
1958 Ntirburgring Winner
This is a highly detailed
1: 12th model!
One mascot that did do exceptionally well against an aggressive
estimate of $15,000-$18,000 was a rare R. Lalique "Vitesse" (Lot
#192), which sold for
$16,100, well above recent
Too good for peanut-butter sandwiches.
boxes, ceramic sandwich boxes, plates, cups and four raffia covered
glass bottles. It was estimated at close to $5,000, and there was no
reason to expect it to bring more than that.
Bonhams & Brooks is
known for offering unusual
picnic sets. The
dozen or so that were offered
sold within expected
ranges, with one notable
exception. This was Lot
#157, a 1920s leather-covered
four-person set that
was from the renowned
London firm Albert
Dunhill's Ltd. It featured
four nickel-plated storage
However, demonstrating how auction fever can cause bidders to lose
control of their paddles, it skyrocketed to a $15,000 hammer price, and
$17,250 including commission.
The new owner faces a dilemma. While this is the perfect accoutrement
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serve? With each place setting coming in above $4,000, even the best
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by Steve Cram
1956 Pontiac Safari Station Wagon
Odometer: 10,552 showing, but odometer is dead.
Exterior color: Dark metallic green and solid blue
Interior color: Black vinyl to aftermarket seats. Black
painted dash and harmonizing headliner and rugs.
Equipment: Pontiac 316-ci ohy, watercooled V8 en-
gine, now modified with a Holley carb and electric fuel pump.
GM HydraMatic transmission, fluid coupling with three planetary
gear sets plus new dump-and-fill fluid couplings. GM
power steering and brakes. Heating/defrosting system. Aftermarket
mags and tires (rear wheel wells cut out to full circle).
Slightly lowered in front.
Condition: Using the traditional rating scale for vintage
automobiles of 1 to 6 (1, mint; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair;
5, poor; 6, parts only), this modified vehicle is in average #3
Exterior: Decent specimen that has the usual rust in the
back spare wheel area. Some filler before current repaint (decently
done) in non-original color. At least one substantial hit
to right front, repaired long ago. Rear lower chrome side pieces
gone and replaced with a Nomad piece on each side. Grille and
bumper chrome redone, but rest of exterior pieces are pitted
and need redoing (a very time-consuming job). Glass and lenses
are #2, with lots of tinting. Grommets and seals are #4. Some
body screws missing here and there, but nothing serious. Tires
#3, snags #2. Could be used as is. Window on tailgate does not
Interior: Clean but highly modified with bucket seats
from a Chevy or Buick. Vinyl is high #2. Headliner high #2;
panels #3; dash is repainted in black and is average. Most
everything works including turn signals. Radio missing. Instruments
all function. Lights work well. Rear tire well rusty.
Engine compartment: Moderately clean with chromed
valve covers. Alternator replaced generator and much tampering
with wiring. Cooling system just done and in fine order
with aftermarket overflow tank.
Mechanics: Original engine and transmission still in car
with original power steering and brakes. Car started quickly
but seemed to be running rich. When test was finished, car
was not firing right, indicating need for a tune-up. Transmission
has been redone and appraiser was surprised at good
History: Pontiac's upscale version of the Chevy Nomad
was notorious for problems and almost all of them came back
to dealers for repairs the first year. Snazzy two-tone paint,
leather upholstery and lots of glitz and chrome made for an
intimate two-door hardtop version of a short wheelbase wagon.
Unfortunately the price tag was hefty and the cars just didn't
sell. Production for 1956 was only 4,042 units. Collectors did
not go for them until most had gone to the crusher, so finding
any to work with is very difficult.
Appraised value: $9,500
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Chassis number: 1322
chassis form in 1906 at the London Motor Show at
Olympia, swiftly established itself as the ultimate in
luxury motoring and was soon credited with the title of
"The Best Car in the World." This remarkable model
remained in production for almost 20 years with only
minor modifications and was solely responsible for establishing the firm's
reputation for engineering excellence.
The Autocar wrote of the Silver Ghost in its April 27, 1907 issue:
"At whatever speed this car is being driven on its direct drive third there
is no engine as far as sensation goes, nor are one's auditory nerves
troubled, driving or standing, by a fuller sound than emanates from an
eight day clock. There is no realization of driving propulsion; the feeling
as the passenger sits either at the front or the back of the vehicle is one
of being wafted through the landscape."
ifir he six-cylinder 40/50 hp "Silver Ghost," introduced in
This chassis, 1322, was delivered to coachbuilder Joseph Cockshoot
on September 7, 1910. The original body was a Landaulette with brass
fittings and its first owner was Thomas Hardy,
Esq., who was president of one of the Argentine
railroads. It is believed this may have been the first
Rolls-Royce imported into Argentina. In 1919 the
car returned to England for a complete overhaul
and was modernized with new Cockshoot
Landaulette coachwork and electric lights. In 1963
Argentine and California resident James McCloud
purchased the car. At this stage the car was still
running and was intact with its 1919 coachwork,
which was in a somewhat dilapidated condition. In
1972 Mr. McCloud decided to restore the car with
coachwork that matched the 1910 chassis. The
Original list price
SCA4 Price Guide
Tune up/major service
Cockshoot body was given to a fellow member of the Classic Car Club of
Argentina and the rolling chassis shipped to Piedmont, California.
The restoration, completed in August 1978, included very fine replica
coachwork of the Mulliner-bodied Balloon roadster that C. S. Rolls
had driven. On its first outing it won first place at the Pebble Beach
Concours d'Elegance and continued to garner many awards on the show
circuit including an AACA National First junior award, the Foo Dog
Trophy from the Rolls-Royce Owners Club for the best Silver Ghost
and a first in class at the Silverado Concours.
Recent ownership history included that of well-known Florida collectors
Bill Lassiter and Raymond Lutgert. Last year the replica roadster
body was removed and replaced by a Rothschild tourer that had been the
fourth body on 1908 Silver Ghost chassis number 60712. Discovered in
a Missouri carriage house by noted collector Tom Batchelor, he fitted it
to 60712 in 1984.
This splendid car is painted black with black fenders and maroon
striping. The interior is trimmed in maroon tufted leather with matching
wool carpeting while the hood has been left in highly polished alumi-
$4,925 (chassis only)
Plate on firewall
Rolls-Royce Owners Club,
191 Hempt Rd , Mechanicsburg_ PA 17055
Napier 90-hp Six,
1910 Rolls-Royce 40150 HP Silver Ghost
num. Extras on this car include Rudge-Whitworth style wire wheels, a
complete set of correct tools, correct engine pans, spring gaiters and an
Auster tonneau windshield.
This car sold for $424,000, including buyer 's premium, at Christie's
Lyndhurst auction in Tarrytown, New York, April 28, 2001. In the opinion
of one well-respected Rolls-Royce expert, the body could likely have
been on a Silver Ghost from new. Although based in Paris, Rothschild
bodies were .fitted on a number of early Silver Ghosts along with custom
coachworkfor Renault, Hispano-Suiza, PanhardLevassor
and other prestigious marques of the
Unlike many car clubs, the Rolls-Royce Owners
Club does not prohibit or penalize cars with
second or subsequent bodies as long as they are
correct for Rolls-Royce. That's why this car could
carry the replica Balloon roadster body and still
be welcome at Rolls-Royce events. The thinking
is that a good number of Rolls-Royces carried
both summer and winter bodies on the same chassis.
Furthermore, as the history of this car demonstrates,
it was not unusual to have the car up-
dated with later coachwork as the years went by and the chassis continued
to deliver faithful service.
Mechanically, these were the cars that made the reputation for longevity,
meticulous engineering and impeccable construction that Rolls-Royce
still enjoys today. Compared to most other cars of the pre-World War I
period, they were a revelation in silence and smoothness of operation
while their considerable torque made shifting gears an option rather than
a necessity in most driving situations.
Christie's had estimated this car at between $400,000 and $500,000
and it sold for about the kind of money we had expected it to bring. The
car 's appearance is breathtaking and the quality of the work virtually
guarantees that it will enjoy many years of awards and honors at shows
and concours. Pre-1920 Ghosts trade in a world of their own both in the
US and overseas, and for many advanced collectors no other car will
do. This happy state of affairs should virtually guarantee the new owner
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decides to sell in the future.—Dave Brownell•
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Sports Car Market
By Gary Anderson
fter years of sitting in the dust at Laguna Seca, watching
everyone else have fun, I started vintage racing this
season with my own car, an MGA 1600. After five
races, I've got a few thoughts to share with those ofyou
considering taking the vintage race plunge.
First and most important, don't spend the time,
money and energy to build or buy a car before you know if you'll actually
like it out there on the track. Go to a driver's school. You'll find out what
it feels like to accelerate under a green flag, find the fastest line around the
course and experience a little wheel-to-wheel action in the corners. Russell
Racing, Skip Barber and other schools offer race series.
Complete their beginning and advanced driving courses and you'll be
eligible to drive in their race weekends, in their open-wheel formula cars.
You'll have the opportunity to race at a pretty serious level, but on a payas-you-drive
basis. Work the numbers and you'll fmd that this alternative
is cost-effective. If you decide racing isn't for you, then you stop. No car
to sell, no sunk costs to explain at home. If you find you do like racing, I
guarantee every minute of seat time will have been well-spent. Your experience
will help you find a car you
enjoy driving, and you'll be a better
driver than most others on the track
in any vintage event.
If you want to go vintage racing
after all this, here's what I recommend.
To begin with, there are almost
no circumstances under which
building your own car out of a street
car makes sense.
I bought my MGA 1600 from
another vintage racer last year, just
after he'd driven it successfully in
the Monterey Historics.
To satisfy the minimum rules of
the West Coast vintage associations
I race with, it has a professionally
installed roll bar, fuel cell, five-point
seat belts fastened to the frame and
roll hoops, a fire extinguisher sys-
Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership
Vintage Racing 101
loose, like the oil drain plug, are wired in place. Beyond that, the car must
pass a technical inspection of suspension, steering, brakes, tires, wheels,
and other mechanical systems before every race weekend to make sure
everything is safe, tight, and functional.
Long gone are the days when any car that could make it to the track
under its own power would be waved out into the grid after taping the
headlights. If you'd like to see what is generally required by one typical
vintage racing association, check out "Rules" on the Web site of the
Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts, based in Seattle (www.sovren.org ).
You could rebuild critical components and add the basic safety equipment
to your own street MG Granted, this would only require a few
weekends of work and a couple thousand dollars in parts. However,
these modifications only make the car safer; they won't make it go any
faster. Your pride and joy is just going to be the backmarker in every
race, passed by nearly every car out there.
What you will soon discover on the track is that you are competing
with drivers who have cars with an engine, transmission, rear end, suspension,
tires and wheels specifically rebuilt or designed for vintage
racing. While these cars have to be prepared
within the regulations for the period
in which they were first raced,
serious race drivers are now using modern
materials and methods. As is often
noted, all of these cars are going faster
than they ever did when they were first
Anderson giving his pushrods a workout.
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was stripped out. The engine
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pistons, and the intake and exhaust
manifolds were redone to improve air
flow. A lightened flywheel, racing
clutch, close-ratio transmission gears,
and limited-slip differential were installed.
The suspension was rebuilt
with different springs and anti-sway
bars to improve handling. A dual-cylinder brake system was installed.
The windshield was removed and replaced by a period aeroscreen. An
aluminum radiator was substituted and bonnet vents were added to
improve cooling. The car is now fast (probably faster than the driver)
If I had paid for this work myself, I could easily have put $15,000$20,000
into the car. Fortunately, I found an owner who was ready to
drive something different. I was able to buy the car for considerably less
than had been spent to make it safe and competitive.
Go to the races and talk to owners of cars you think you might enjoy
racing. With some patience, you should be able to find a good car to buy
at a reasonable price. The end of the season, as drivers upgrade or drop
out, is a particularly good time to buy a race car. Furthermore, when you
go to sell your MGA and move up to a McLaren Can-Am sports racer,
you'll find it easier to get a fair price for a car with long and continuous
racing history, and that has been scrutinized by well-known racing groups.
Finding someone who wants to buy your street MGA with a rollbar and
open exhaust added may be far more difficult.
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for over 30 yrs & maintained, very nice
int, top, engine & powertrain, all stock
$23,000 nego. 802-878-4486. VT
67 3000 MK III, golden beige metallic w/
red interior, excellent driver, restored
$25,000. 716-370-9492. NY
67 MK 111, 29K mi, all orig, rust-free body
and never apart, original rocker panels,
excellent orig int & chrome, orig clean engine
compartment and boot, exc mechanical
cond, tight driving pristine Healey
$38,500. 860-824-7252. CT
36 PARK WARD DHC, alum coachwork,
Ace wheel disc, engine head off, partly disassembled,
new 1970 uninstalled engine
parts included, driven until 1970 in MA
by owner, wonderful restoration project
$60,000 OBO. 978-456-8404. MA
59 Si, Continental alloy saloon coupe by
Park Ward, Concours winner, every detail
magnificent, high point RROC, auto, ps, a/
c, blk w/tan hides, all tools $180,000. 215968-5599.
01 CONTINENTAL T, black/black, 600
miles, luxury tax paid. CA license paid.
A new car. Original list with taxes over
$400,000, will sell for much less. Over
10 pre-owned late model Bentleys available
at wholesale prices. 818-481-2200.
50 XI( 120 ROADSTER, early car, stored
45 yrs, 37K mi, everything there, #'s match,
restoration started, can finish $11,500.
Mike, 860-868-1011. CT
53 XK 120 ROADSTER, excellent condition,
steel wheels w/spats, recent mechanical
overhaul $34,500. Paul Lane, 203-3776745.
55 XK 140M, frame-off restoration, all new,
chrome, wiring & interior, Olde English
white, maroon leather, black cloth top, excellent
driver or show $45,000. Dan, 315789-4575.
56 XK 140MC ROADSTER, exquisite
restoration, red w/blk int, sandcast carb,
factory o/d, simply magnificent $47,500.
Hyman Ltd., 314-524-6000. MO
58 XK 150S, 3.8L 269 hp, burgundy/tan,
professionally restored, extremely rare
$99,900 call for details. 305-706-1940. FL
61 XICE CONVERTIBLE, 48th lhd conv
made, 10th oldest known to exist in the
world, outside bonnet latches, #'s match,
Southern car, serious collectors only
$32,500. 770-998-5929 Fax/Phone. GA
62 XICE ROADSTER, white w/red leather,
perfectly restored, covered light, small taillights,
flat floor, redline tires, toggle switch
dash, breathtaking $46,500. Motorcar Gallery,
63 XICE COUPE, JCNA winner, 99.5
pnts+, rare Webasco sunroof, drop dead
gorgeous, tool kit, book, etc, runs ex-
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tremely well, show or drive $43,000. 714921-9654.
66 XKE ROADSTER, 4-spd, wires, burgundy
w/matching top, tan int, owned
since '74, only 5K miles since 1978 restoration
$40,000. 310-674-5419. CA
67 XICE S I ROADSTER, #'s match, red
w/tan top and int, roll bar, professional
restoration, rebuilt engine, runs great
$43,000. 610-488-9595. PA
69 XKE S II ROADSTER, primrose yellow
w/blk leather, 103K orig mi, 2-owner
car from new, very original, needs cosmetics
or drive as is $15,750. Gullwing Motor
Cars Inc, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-5451308
71 XKE S II ROADSTER, silver w/blk
top & int, chrome wires, air, 4-spd, recent
restoration, new top, int, paint, tires, engine
rebuilt, triple Webers, high output alternator,
exceptional car in exc cond
$29,900. 954-296-6528. 305-3318999.FL
74 E-TYPE SERIES III, V12 roadster, signal
red/biscuit leather, blk cony, 4-spd,
32,800 mi, rust-free, 100% cosmetically and
mechanically perfect, engine compartment
detailed, won 1st Place any show $43,500
trades considered. Keith, 516-641-7757
days. 718-423-8585 after 4 pm. NY
74 E-TYPE ROADSTER, signal red/biscuit
top & int, manual 4-spd, 12-cyl, 51,635
miles, less than 5K mi since complete rebuild,
paint, interior $34,450. 978-4563386.
60 ELITE SERIES I, very original,
unrestored, good running condition
$27,000. 510-787-2106. CA
66 S2 ROADSTER, Webers, Panasports,
pictures and spares $15,000 firm.
67 ELAN, red/blk, frame-off restoration
$19,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
67 ELAN S2 SE CONY, most original, 1owner
car, runs well, perfect interior
$15,000. 732-938-5326. NJ
67 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, red/blk, big
valve cyl head, Webers, knock-offs, complete
throughout $13,500. Motor Classic,
914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY
69 ELAN S4, nice driver, very original
$12,900. 805-376-0400. CA
72 ELAN SPRINT ROADSTER, (S4),
red white, blk, excellent original car, needs
nothing, we have maintained this car for
over 10 years $19,900. 630-655-3535. IL
74 EUROPA, twin cam Special, JPS colors,
tan int, frame-off restoration, mint, 5spd,
stainless exhaust $14,900. 561-5953000.
33 MG J2, cycle fender, rebuilt engine,
good cond, numerous spares $19,500. 508429-5485.
34 MG PA, Airline coupe, very rare, 1 of 28
built, restored in '87, green/green, call for
details $65,000. 503-678-2589. OR
37 MG TA, nice honest original car, burgundy,
side curtains & top, runs well
$15,000. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
46 MG TC, nice restored red roadster w/
blk leather $19,000. Classic Cars, 714-9535303.
49 MG VA, saloon, lhd, maroon/biscuit,
one of the finest examples around, older
restoration, same owner 26 years, many
Concours awards $22,000 OBO. 949-6432368.
52 MG TD, mint cond in every detail &
ready to drive anywhere, silver/red 2-tone,
red leather, an excellent car with no stories
$19,500 firm. Matthew deGarmo Ltd., 203852-1670.
53 MG TD, 2-door convertible, red w/blk
top, converted to have a nice wood open
flat bed in rear, vgc, new tires, attractive
MG $11,000. Hans, 732-744-7974. NJ
55 MG TF 1500, excellent condition, runs
and drives very well $24,500. Paul Lane,
60 MGA 1600 ROADSTER, red with
black leather interior, red piping, less
than 500 miles since frame-off restoration,
all new leather interior, Moss
top, MGB 1800cc engine, completely
rebuilt and balanced, disc wheels, over
$20,000 invested, $18,500 obo. Marc
Cross, email@example.com, 561-2219484.
68 MGB, recent meticulous restoration,
solid Georgia roadster, new red paint, new
correct black int, detailed throughout,
wires, o/d $8,450. 770-592-1933. GA
69 MGC/GT, from estate sale, over $30K
spent on first class restoration, red/blk int,
new trim lights, rebuilt engine and trans,
new carbs and exhaust system, a/c, needs
completion, boxes of new parts $8,500.
33 PHANTOM II, Continental faux
cabriolet by Gurney Nutting, chassis
94MY, black w/dove grey sides and red
leather int, perfection $350,000. David,
51 SILVER WRAITH DHC, the only
Mulliner cony built on Silver Wraith chassis,
1 of 22 2-pass convertibles $195,000
trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500.
57 SILVER CLOUD, Concours winner,
mechanically refurbished by Carriage
House to run to Pebble Beach, original and
untouched $59,900. 212-716-9070. NY
59 SILVER CLOUD, dark blue, red hides,
1-owner from new and essentially original
except repaint and new front hides, 60K mi,
always properly maintained and runs beautifully
$29,500. 631-537-1868. NY
61 SILVER CLOUD II CONV, HJ
Mulliner design 7504, lhd, factory air, only
83,739 miles, quite original & excellent
throughout $159,500. Motorcar Gallery,
62 SILVER CLOUD II, drophead convertible,
HJ Mulliner, blk w/red leather, lhd,
a/c, restored $198,000 OBO. Berliner Classic
Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL
64 CLOUD III MULLINER, Park Ward
convertible, lhd, a/c, all power, white w/
red leather, excellent condition $99,000
OBO/trades. Regal Inel, 954-989-9777.
65 MULLINER FLYING SPUR, fully restored
red leather, lhd, absolutely
gorgeous $115,000. 843449-3744.
68 SILVER SHADOW, 2tone
green, tan int, lhd, was
in storage, same owner since
1974 $12,900 OBO. 412366-6891.
71 CORNICHE CON850
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77 SHADOW II, 24K original 1-owner
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58 TR3A, restored in 1980, same owner
25 years, 99% rust-free, drive anywhere
$9,900. Sparrow British Auto, 813-9961500.
61 TR3A, blk/red leather, disc wheels,
documented body-off restoration per
BMHT records, only 40 miles since completed,
everything restored or replaced to
new condition $19,900. 917-939-4419. TX
62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, 90K
mi, 2nd-owner $18,950. 816-836-4500.
66 TR4A, red w/new blk leather, IRS, wire
wheels, very nice condition $14,000. 636239-6781.
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72 TR6, beautiful pimento red paint w/
chestnut int, total restoration, completely
rebuilt engine and gearbox, rust-free body
and chassis, redlines, exc cond, needs nothing
$10,600. 845-856-6298. NY
75 TR6, untouched beautiful original w/
only 58K miles, perfect wood dash, beautiful
chrome, one repaint in original maple
brown, runs great $8,500. 865-690-1120.
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PORSCHE MERCEDES-BENZ *- BMW UND ANDERE
Chassis number: WPOZZZ95ZJS9002
he Porsche 959 was conceived by the Stuttgart
marque in 1985 as a practical road-going application
of the ultimate in racing technology.
Its specification remains unparalleled, with a
detuned 450-bhp version of the 2.85-liter 956/962
Le Mans-winning twin turbocharged engine; variable
split four-wheel drive with computer-controlled programs
for dry, wet, icy and off-road use; automatic height and ride control;
lightweight Kevlar/aramid composite body; ABS racing brakes
giving in excess of 1.25 G deceleration; automatic tire-pressure
loss sensors; run-flat tires and more. The list seems endless.
But being a Porsche road car, the 959 was also comfortable
with climate control, electric heated seats, stereo system, electric
windows and mirrors and, most importantly, service intervals of
12,000 miles with oil changes necessary only every 6,000 miles. The car
steam-rollered its opponents in the Paris-Dakar Rally of 1986, finished
seventh at Le Mans that year and also won the IMSA GTZ class.
The road-going 959 had a top speed over 200 mph, acceleration of 060
mph in just under 3.8 seconds and 0-125 mph in 8.2 seconds. One
road tester described acceleration as having two stages: "brisk" with the
first turbo engaged and "manic" with the second.
Porsche built a limited run ofjust under 200 cars in 1988-90 and eight
additional cars in 1992-93. These final versions, built for a handful of
selected long-term customers, incorporated various improvements. This
car, delivered in December of 1992, is finished in the classic and understated
combination of metallic silver with a black leather interior. The car
is unmarked and virtually in as-new condition, having less than 25,000
miles in total.
All services have been carried out by the factory
and most importantly the car has been regularly
and carefully used. The file includes a letter
dated June 1997 from the factory confirming the
car's as-new condition. The car is currently road
licensed in the UK.
Offered by its second owner, this is a unique
opportunity to acquire a rare Series 2 959 in superb
order. The 959's attractions of very limited
production, exotic specification derived directly
from race-winning cars and practicality make it
by far the most collectible of all modem generation
It took $203,391 at the Bonhams & Brooks
Monaco Grand Prix sale, May 21, 2001, to drive
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
1992 Porsche 959
On horizontal bulkhead
under front hood
Stamped into alloy engine block
near fan shroud on passenger side
Porsche Club of America,
5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310
Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ 220,
this 959 home. The price is reflective of the current market for these
supremely complex exotics, and takes into account the exclusivity of the
Series 2 specification against the rather high miles (remember, while
25,000 miles may be "like new for a regular car, for a collector car its
as if you had driven the car to the moon and back).
The 959 was developed as a way to show the commitment of the
factory to the 911 for years to come. American-born Porsche CEO Peter
Schutz was responsible for the decision to keep the 911 in production and
wanted a showcase to prove the car fully able to perform at all levels
against all corners. The 959 was a nearo; perfect way to convey this message.
However; it is handicapped as a road car in two important ways. First,
due to the original Group 3 regulations, the engine was smallish, at only
2.85 liters. The car was still wickedly fast, but later road-going twin-turbo
3.6-liter engines produce as much power with greater ease. The tremendous
complexity of the car required a program ofmaintenance available only at
the factory. This is fun i f you live in proximity to Stuttgart and provides a
convenient way to stay in contact with thefolks building thesefabulous cars,
but it makes things hard for those ofus in export markets. You can own one,
of course. It's the driving and maintenance that becomes worrisome.
How about the appreciation potential for such a landmark car?
While we haven't seen any significant increases in value, neither have
these cars declined in value Gust ask a 1992
Testarossa owner how his car is doing in the
marketplace). The 959 's racing history and limited
production ensures that you're unlikely to
find any bargain basement deals. Unlike, say,
904s that could be had for $6,000 in 1970 because
nobody cared about them, the increased
sophistication of the collector car market is likely
to keep the 959 above $200,000for the forseeable
future. Spectacular cars like the 959 no longer
drop quietly from view.
(included in above)
However, partly because it has a 911-based
body shape, the 959 is unlikely to emulate the 50fold
increase of the 904 (now worth $300,000),
over the next 30 years. Rather; it will stay, like a
Ferrari F40, as a definitive statement of one of the super cars of its era,
and will always make a highly prized addition to any sophisticated
Further, should you ever be at a cocktail party and have the owner of
a McLaren F] sidle up to you, proposing a race for pink slips, you can
simply reply, "Sure. I'll pick the course. How about the Baja 1000? "—
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)
Sports Car Market
How Much for a 36k-Mile 911SC Targa?
earMr. Schrager: I am considering buying a 1980911SC
Targa, medium gray metallic, with 36,000 original miles.
It's a two-owner car, apparently completely stock with
original paint and complete service records, copies of
which I'm enclosing here. The price is $17,500. Your
S. J., Secaucus, NJ
Dear S. J.: I believe the 911SC to be one of the best
all-around Porsches ever made. Not only are they fast,
well made and exciting to drive, they are also reliable and
have rust-resistant galvanized bodies.
Furthermore, the 911SC represents a pinnacle of
Porsche evolution that requires you to move into the
993 cars—at two to three times the price level—before
a significant increase in speed, handling or durability can
be realized. As such, the SC represents a wonderful value.
The stack of receipts you sent along indicates that this
particular SC has always been the property of caring owners.
There are some things that appear to have been left
undone, though, that you will need to attend to if you buy
The Achilles heel of the 911SC, and all earlier 911s, are their chain
tensioners. These are two small hydraulic cylinders that keep the
two overhead cam chains correctly tensioned. If not renewed or upgraded,
they wear out and collapse. As the 911 engine is an "interference"
design, if a chain tensioner collapses and the cam chain skips a
sprocket or two, the valves and pistons can hit each other. In other
words, a repair bill in excess of $4,000. It's happened to me and it's
There are two solutions. Many mechanics convert to the "Carrera"
chain tensioners introduced in 1984, which have a much longer life.
These are pressurized with two special oil lines, easily visible at the
very rear of the engine. The other approach is to put in a set of 930style
chain tensioners every 15 years or so. Your car is 20 years old
and, even with the low mileage, I wouldn't drive it without doing one
or the other. The Carrera tensioners are about $1,000, the 930 items
$600 or so. Think of it as very cheap mechanical insurance.
The next issue with a very low-mileage 911SC is the clutch disc. To
lower driveline vibrations, the disc had an innovative rubber center.
Although it worked, we have learned that the rubber center disintegrates
(usually before 50,000 miles), causing the center of the clutch to
split from the outer edge of the disc and rendering the car immobile.
This can also damage the flywheel surface. By now, most SCs have
had the clutch disc replaced, but I don't see any records indicating that
the one on this car has. Plan on about $1,000 parts and labor for a
thorough job that addresses the pressure plate, the throwout bearing
and the disc.
The SC uses a Bosch CIS (Constant Injection System) fuel injection
with a plastic airbox that sits between the air filter and air-flow
control valve to carefully meter air and fuel flow. If the car is set too
lean or too rich, a backfire at start-up can blow a hole in the box. Since
CIS cars meter the gas flow by measuring the air flow, a hole in the box
prevents the air-flow meter from being drawn open, thus leaving you
stranded. Replacing the box is about $500 or so, and many mechanics
prefer to add an aftermarket "pop-off' valve for about $75 at the same
time, which allows air to escape in case of a backfire.
The cruise control on these cars is notorious for failing, although most
people use it very little. Repairing it will cost $250. The turn
signal stalk also gets tired and it's not complicated to replace.
It runs about $150. The fresh air blower often packs up,
usually from lack of use, and costs $125.
All 911s are sensitive to wheel balance and tire roundness,
and the SC, because of its 16" wheels and low-profile
55-series front and 50-series rear tires, is more sensitive
than most. The Fuchs forged alloys are strong and
rarely fracture, even under very heavy loads. However,
in absorbing a serious shock, they will bend. If you have
vibrations, investigate your wheels and tires carefully
for both balance and roundness.
People often complain that Targas and Cabriolets
leak, but I have yet to see an open 911 with its original
top that had a serious problem. The fit and finish on these cars was
superb. If this car has its original top and seals, chances are very good
there will be few leaks. If you need to replace the top and seals, don't
scrimp. For a Targa, expect to pay $450.
The SC's interior was available in vinyl, partial leather, or full leather.
If this car has full leather, expect the leather covering on the dash to
shrink and pull away from the leading edge of the dash pad. A common
solution is to install a new, non-leather dash pad covering to prevent this
If you perform all the upgrades and preventative maintenance on the
above list, you will have spent around $20,000, including purchase
price. This is on the high side, even for such a low-mileage, original SC,
but the car should provide you with decades of relatively trouble-free
motoring. And you'll always be thousands of dollars ahead of someone
who bought a 150,000-mile car and tried to make it nice.•
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mentioned regarding each model. Author Peter Zimmermann taps
into 30+ years of experience to bring you this little book, now in its
Sports Car Markers Jim Schrager wrote: "This is the most
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64 blue, new top & seats, runs well, swims
better, drive away today $24,500. 801-5826883.
57 502 SEDAN, 2 motors, needs restoration,
solid, complete, rare find $4,500. Cosmopolitan
Motors LLC, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532
57 ISETTA, s/w convertible, restored, looks
and runs great, spare motor, trans, rear axle
incl $7,500. 920-743-9223 M-F days. WI
71 2002, red/blue, total restoration, 80%
complete, includes parts to finish, motor rebuilt,
new pistons, Webers, header, 3-piece
wheels, new full suspension and paint, wheel
flares $6,500. Mark Neuendorf, 440-2377790.
71 3.0 CS COUPE, diamond blue, 80K verifiable
CA miles, stick shift, wood, black
leather $9,800 OBO. 310-793-8989. CA
79 635, rubin/tan, 7,800 original miles, 1owner,
Stage IV Calloway Turbo, 18 psi,
adjustable waste gate, competition clutch,
stainless exhaust, Bilstein shocks, sway bars,
springs and so much more, call for details
$35,000. 401-732-1440. RI
80 Ml, red w/blk, 19K miles, 1-owner 10
years, superb in every way, sounds like an Fl
car $98,500 trades. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900.
82 7331, complete int & ext restoration w/
BMW trim, includes dash and ext trim, orig
BMW chestnut brown, 6-spd, 245K mi,
good running 2nd-owner car, all records
$5,000 OBO. Emile Mullick, 909-3841875.
52 300S CABRIOLET, 1 of 203 produced,
frame-off restoration, show condition,
brown w/ tan leather, fitted luggage.
www.progressivemotors.com , call
53 300S, extremely rare roadster model,
only 144 built, running & complete, excellent
driver $118,000. 480-483-2555. AZ
57 300SC, navy/grey, 1 of only 53 disappearing
top convertibles made, completely
restored in CA, $325,000. Alex Dearborn,
58 220S, Ponton cabrio, blue metallic/blue
interior, fully restored $49,000. 310-2667994.
58 300SL CONVERTIBLE, rolling chassis,
body & engine $55,000 OBO. 520241-9419.
59 190SL, silver, 4-speed, matching #s.
All original. Nu-soft top. New black
leather. 117k, always garaged. Both
tops. Must sell, $23,500. 925-939-1418.
60 220SE, Ponton cabrio, dark blue (904),
light grey int, ground-up restoration
$90,000. 310-266-7994. CA
62 190SL, hardtop only, orig owner, garaged
in CA, restored by Gullwing of Gar-
denia, rebuilt eng, drives well, exc upholstery,
white/tan int, orig carbs available to
achieve concours quality $35,000. 310377-4775.
66 2505E CONVERTIBLE, white/tan,
professionally restored, new: leather, carpets,
top, refinished wood, body, paint,
chrome, and rebuilt engine, beautiful
$65,000 make an offer. 516-741-4799. NY
69 190SL, beautifully restored CA car,
new everything, Becker radio, midnight
blue, tan leather, two tops, white sidewall
tires $38,500. 818-623-0184 days. 323660-2007
71 2805E 3.5 CABRIOLET, gold w/cognac
leather, chocolate top, Behr a/c,
78,600 miles, very nice cond, exc mechanics,
very powerful $59,000 OBO. 505-9959590.
72280SE 3.5 CONY, tobacco/cognac, 85K
mi, exceptional condition, last of the classic
M-B convertibles $80,000 OBO. Bill
or Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL
97 CLK GTR, FIA Competition Coupe,
SIN 0006 $1,500,000. Symbolic Motors.
57 SPEEDSTER, cream w/red leather &
tan canvas, pristine example, beautiful detailing
& panel fit, call for details $65,000.
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58 SPEEDSTER, 2-owner, untouched,
85K orig mi, orig paint, 100% rust-free, rare
condition $62,000. 303-668-4555. CO
60356B ROADSTER, a fully restored CA
black plate example, dark red/blk int, blk
canvas, wood wheel, tools, chrome wheels,
comprehensive restoration documentation
$46,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555.
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62 ROADSTER, made from notchback
coupe, wht/red, very solid and clean,
recently rebuilt C engine, Weber carbs,
disc brakes, Nardi steerin g wheel
$26,000 or BO. 617-491-6784. MA
63 356BT6 CABRIOLET, slate gray,
1600 Super, original CA car $35,000. 760944-6312.
67 911S COUPE, polo red, blk leather,
nice restoration, rust-free, matching #s
$16,900. 310-266-7994. CA
69 917K, FIA Competition Coupe, S/N
917.020 $1,900,000. Symbolic Motors.
69 911E TARGA, yellow/black, 5-speed.
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70 911E TARGA, 101K mi, 2-owners,
blk/tan, 5-spd, receipts since 1971, well
preserved, clean $15,700. 303-668-4555.
71 911S TARGA, signal orange, full blk
leather Recaros, a/c, ground-up restoration,
4K mi on engine and trans, outstanding
example $26,500 OBO. 561-283-7988
73 911S, sunroof, silver/blk, no previous
damage to body or chassis, rebuilt engine,
trans, MFI, Recaro accessory seats, factory
air, recent bare metal repaint, all #'s match,
orig color, a superb example, show or enjoy
$27,500. Joe Dzierla, 219-234-8619.
74 911 CARRERA COUPE, looks 78 to
89, white, white leather (new), 5-spd, air,
CD, BBS, very nice, runs strong $12,900.
76 911 TURBO, 24,340 miles, coffee
brown/tan leather, #483 of 530, loaded,
show condition $29,950. 208-765-2886.
77 911S TARGA, 2.7L, Oklahoma car,
guards red, black int, completely restored
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77 935 K3, Competition Sports Prototype,
S/N 0152 $175,000. Symbolic Motors.
85 962, Competition Sports Prototype,
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87 911, 930 Turbo, gray, green inside interior
same, all options, 17,000 mi, perfect
cond., new tires, slider, air cond, full
leather $45,000 trade accpt. Richard
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71 KARMANN GHIA CONV, fully restored
and in immaculate condition,
Porsche red, only 66K orig mi, covered and
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74 KARMANN GHIA CONY, 60K orig
CA miles, red/blk top, blk int, 4-spd, no
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1942 Ford Jeep
Chassis number: GPW7617
ust before the US entered World War II, the Army
invited bids for a small, light, all-wheel drive vehicle
for use in combat. At that time the American Bantam
company was on its last legs, but they somehow
managed to convince Karl Probst to design a candidate
for entry. Willys and Ford were interested, too, but
it was the Bantam design that was considered the best.
Unfortunately for Bantam, the government estimated
the company to have insufficient resources to produce the vehicle
and the bulk of the contract went to both Willys and Ford, which
began production of the "Jeep Universal Quarter-Ton." Bantam
received a small portion of the contract, but before long, the tiny
company became one of the many American automakers to come
and go before 1950.
Powered by a virtually indestructible flat-head four, the Jeeps
went everywhere American troops or allies were stationed. This 1942
Jeep was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was assigned
to General George Patton's Army when it was stationed in England.
It currently wears a sound older repaint, and if the tan canvas upholstery
and top are not original to this particular Jeep, they are undoubtedly
Army surplus. This proud old warrior is in excellent running and
driving condition and retains a rear-mounted five-gallon jerry can, and
its shovel and axe are strapped to the left side of the vehicle.
This car sold for $10,120 including buyer 's premium at the Bonhams
& Brooks sale in Aurora, Illinois, June 9, 2001.
At some point, practically every American has wanted, owned or driven
a Jeep. As a rugged and durable workhorse, they are unbeatable. As a
cheap convertible, they are attractive to the young. As a second or third
vehicle for towing the boat to the lake or pulling the occasional tree stump
out of the ground, they display the hose-it-outwhen-dirty
type of versatility not found in many
vehicles. As an escape machine, the Jeep is a
pack of unfiltered Camels for the road.
Much has been written about how the Jeep
got its name. (Jeeps were not officially called
Jeeps until well after the end of World War II, as
the legal rights to the name and the vehicle itself'
were settled in court.) Whether named for a cartoon
characterfrom the Pop eye comic strip (Eugene
the Jeep) or resultingfrom the Army designation
of the Ford version (General Purpose,
or GPW), GIs grew to love the vehicle that replaced
the horse as their means of transport.
Jeeps were made with mounted guns, as communications
vehicles, as mail trucks, as ambulances
and as amphibious transport. They were
Original list price
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modified and used in the field for hundreds of other tasks as well. Many
Americans fondly remember Bill Mauldin 's drawing of a GI pointing his
pistol at a Jeep with a broken axle, his eyes turned away so as not to
witness the merciful slaying of his fallen comrade. Such was the affection
of the GI for the Jeep.
Some military historians point to the Jeep as a critical component of
the Allied victory in Europe in WWII. Captured German troops, who
were still using huge numbers of horses and bicycles for transport,
marveled not only at the number of motorized vehicles the Americans
brought with them, but also at the ability of the soldiers to work on and
repair their vehicles in the field. These young GIs had been raised
building hot rods; getting a primitive four-cylinder engine to behave
itself was apiece of cake.
Between 1941 and 1945, Ford produced 277,896 Jeeps and Willys
made 361,349. After 1945, Willys continued as the sole manufacturer of
Left frame at front, near left
motor mount. Plaque mounted on dashboard.
Plate on front of right side of frame crossover
N/A, all were made for
Right side, front upper corner
of the cylinder block
Military Vehicle Collector Club,
PO Box 520378, Independence, MO
Willys Jeepster, Land Rover 88,
Do Jeeps possess any of the elements contained in the traditional
sports car? They are not low to the ground, as the center of gravity on a
Jeep seems to be somewhere around your shoulders. But the Jeep encompasses
many sporting elements such as a manual
transmission, easy accessibility, bucket seats, no
or low doors and a fold-down windscreen.
Ford Jeeps are of interest to a number of collectors,
starting with those who collect all things
military, from uniforms to airplanes. Some Jeeponly
collectors might want a Ford Jeep, as they
are a unique example of their favorite vehicle being
manufactured by another company (and are
no doubt easier to come by than the contemporary
products of Beijing Jeep). And no all-Ford
collection would be complete without at least one
For aging WWII veterans, having a vintage
Jeep in the garage can stir memories of a time of
valor and glory now long past.
Jeeps can often be found for sale with original
equipment, be it communications gear or a pick and shovel. Military
Jeeps generally trade in the $5,000 to $10,000 range; Barrett-Jackson
got $3,420 for a 1943 Ford Jeep at their Petersen sale. This particular
example should be considered fully priced—Dave Kinney •
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38 CENTURY OPERA COUPE, older
restoration in beautiful condition, southern
CA car since new $17,500. 909-7951379.
51 CONVERTIBLE, frame-off restoration,
mist gray w/dark red interior, beige convertible
top $35,000 OBO/possible trades.
Mark Halahan, 845-343-3184. NY
54 ELDORADO BIARRITZ, convertible,
solid for restoration $10,500. 512-2554556.
67 FIRST GENERATION, convertible,
original 21K miles, blue w/blue power top,
6-cyl, auto, original tires, original top,
original everything $15,900. 518-8634987.
68 RS/SS CONVERTIBLE, 396 cid V8,
4-spd, blk int. Matador red finish $34,950.
Duffy's, 319-364-7000. IA
55 NOMAD, beige/red, original 265 V8
& Automatic, original interior, nonframe-off
in '71, National winner,
$34,500 OBO. 480-998-5437
60 300F CONVERTIBLE, currently
owned and offered for sale by Tim Allen,
this frame-off fully restored beauty has
taken several Best of Shows at club events,
49K orig mi, white w/tan interior $68,000.
57 blk/silver coves, white top & int, 283/
270 hp, dual fours, Wonderbar radio, professionally
restored in '90, AACA 1st Senior
Nat'l award, 450 miles since $46,000.
941-925-4234. 941-320-1231 .FL
62 327-300, 4-spd, 2 tops, #'s match, original
shifter, all shielding, nice, no accidents/
rust, everything works, needs nothing, maroon/blk,
a keeper, excellent $39,950. 678513-7511.
64 STINGRAY FUELIE, convertible,
327/375 hp, red, white top and interior,
#'s match, approx 5000 miles since
frame-off restoration, knock-offs, mint
condition $70,000. 858-673-7147. CA
66 ROADSTER, 427-390, 4-spd, #'s
match, 2 tops, Protect-o-plate, teakwood,
prior owner to 1973, fresh frame-off restoration,
proof no hit evidence, red/blk leather,
none finer $52,500. 678-513-7511. GA
67 CONVERTIBLE, 435 hp, #'s match,
red ext, blk int, P-o-p, frame-off restored in
2001, bolt-on wheels, side exhaust, all factory
specs, a steal $65,000 trades considered.
88 COUPE, stunning Cortez silver
w/contrasting gunmetal vinyl interior, factory
documentation, Bloomington Gold,
NCRS Reg. Top Flight, 3:70 posi, J56
brakes, M22, F41, one of the best $115,000.
55 CONVERTIBLE, needs top installed,
final motor hook up, nicely restored $20,000.
66 HEMI CHARGER, shows 26K & looks
it, engine matches, gold/blk, auto, ps, folddown
rear seat, low optioned car $38,850.
Steven's Creek Dodge, 408-248-1800. CA
70 HEMI CHALLENGER, 518 c.i., 787
hp, magazine car, Nash 5-speed, Nascar,
4/wdb, full cage, approx 900 miles, street
legal, 9 years, $100,000 to build, built for
Silver State Classic, never entered $69,000.
47 CONTINENTAL CONV, restored 5
years ago, not driven since, new paint, top,
etc $35,000. 973-890-0093. NJ
60 CONVERTIBLE, a/c, good looking
driver, needs cosmetics $15,000. 360-2749253.
79 MARK V, Collector's Series, white, blue
cloth buckets, console, full power, 8-track,
sunroof, 62K, excellent, listed at $12,000
in CPI, asking $10,000. 253-531-4332. WA
55 MONTCLAIR CONV, ivory yellow, blk
& yellow int, blk convertible top, 292 ci engine,
ps, pb, pw top, cont kit $39,900. Berliner
Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL
60 SUPER 88 CONVERTIBLE, 38,000
m i les, like new $33,000. 419-668-1884. OH
70442, approx 46,000 original miles, 455
V8 w/vacuum cowl induction, automatic,
orange, black vinyl top, VIN
#344870E165059 $21,000. 858-6737147.
60 SPORT FURY CONV, driven only 9
years, sat for 33, originally yellow/white
body, V8 engine, Torqueflite, ps, pb, extremely
rare find, low production automobile,
needs restoration $9,500. 480-6996160.
65 GTO, real 389 tri-power car, 4-spd, posi,
PHS documented, blue/blk int, solid,
straight car $25,000 OBO. 267-879-5388.
71 JUDGE CONVERTIBLE, ultra rare, 1
of 17, bronze, white top and int, auto, 55K
mi, correct engine but doesn't match, restored
and gorgeous, must be seen $48,500.
65 CT 350, all original drivetrain, 55K mi,
runs very strong, older repaint, white w/
blue stripes, a nice car in good condition
$58,000. Norm, 413-323-8869. MA
67 GT 500, s/n #1050, Wimbledon white
w/blk int, replacement 428 CJ engine w/24-bbls,
4-spd, ten-spoke wheels, inboard
lights, nice driver $42,500. Bill Collins,
410 North Circle Drive
Oaks, PA 19456
1995 Ford Cobra R, 1 of 250 built. VVhite, as brand new, delivery miles only
1963 Chevrolet Corvette cony. red/black, 350, 4-speed leather, rally wheels, nice driver quality
1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod roadster, plum/creme, all steel, full-fendered, fresh, 350, rumble seat $45,000
1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe, It. blue/med. blue/white top, nice, well sorted mechanically
1999 Plymouth Prowler, 7,000 miles, yellow/black, as-new condition, books, tools, manuals
1968 Ford Shelby GT500 cony. Very
well restored, #s match, 428, auto, a/c,
red/blk, 10-spokes. $63,500
1962 Alfa Romeo Zagato SZ, recreation, well restored, powder blue/red stripe and leather, fast
1957 Bentley S 1 Continental Fastback, a/c, ex-William Holden, LHD, silver/gray, red piping
1949 Delahaye 135 M, Chapron, DHC, dark green/tan leather, wheel discs, Cotal box, older resto
1961 Ferrari 250 GT, red/black leather, recently detailed and serviced, Borranis, ready to use
1964 Ferrari 330 2 + 2, red/black leather, 4-speed, OD, serviced, Borranis, original interior, rust free $29,900
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, red/black, CA car, well restored, Borranis, tools, lovely throughout
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, silver/black leather, fully restored, a/c, outstanding throughout, runs perfect
1953 Osca MT4 Roadster, MM history, 1600 cc, white/red stripe, very correct, very rare
1954 Jaguar XK120 Cony., red/black, skirts, VVWVV tires, fresh resto, outstanding throughout
1959 Mercedes Benz 300SL. Red, black
leather, nice cosmetic restoration 5 years
ago, runs very well. $129,900.
1955 Jaguar XK140 Roadster MC, frame-off resto, red/tan, leather, chrome wires, #s match, a beauty $47,500
1959 Jaguar XK150 Roadster, well resto, 3.4, white/red leather, black canvas top, VVVVVV tires, fresh $42,500
1990 Lamborghini LM002 America, black/red, 8,000 miles, all books, tools, every option
1962 Maserati Tipo 151, outstanding 1 off creation, 4 cam twin plug V8, dark green/tan, Borranis
1971 Maserati Ghibli coupe 4.9 SS, black/tan, outstanding resto, Borranis, auto, a/c
1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL, white/navy leather, 4-speed, Euro lights, fresh wood, new canvas top $16,900
1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet, 35k mi., rare 4-speed, recent serv., red/black, zebra wood. $31,000
1984 Rolls-Royce Spur,one lady owner, Royal blue/parchment, 25k miles, books, records, tools _see,
1958 Porsche 356 Convertible D. Very
rare roadster, silver/red stripe, Kardex, recent
cosmetics, California 2-owner car.
1966 Chevrolet Corvette cony. Red/black,
427/425, numbers match, knockoffs, side
exhaust, leather, SS brakes, M-21, restored.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro, fully restored, receipts, white/black, 327/350, stick, hot motor, one owner $14,900
1937 Cord 812, Phaeton, maroon/maroon, extemal exhaust, driver quality, very presentable
Sports Car Market
Clas rsd1811, Affo
n theory, the marriage of a Ferrari drivetrain
with an inexpensive Fiat body should
have resulted in an affordable sports car
with sparkling performance. Over the
years, though, the initial promise of the
Fiat Dino has simply not been kept. The Ferrari
engine has proven expensive
and the Fiat bodies
By now, most Fiat
Dino Spiders have
been through the same
wringer, or cycle, that
246 Dinos went
through. In the late
'70s and early '80s
they were relatively
worthless and often
ended up in the hands
of enthusiast owners with limited means. Proper
maintenance was rare, let alone a correct restoration.
But while 246 Dinos have developed a
market value that allows for restoration investment,
the Dino Spiders have not (we won't even
discuss the poor Fiat Dino coupes).
There was a brief moment from 198889
when some Fiat Dino Spiders were advertised
at $75k-$100k with the logic that
if you couldn't afford a real 246 at
$200,000, here was a poor-man's substitute
at half that. Unfortunately, when the
boom ended the 246 owners still had
Ferraris, while the Dino Spider owners were
stuck with fancy Fiats.
For all that, Fiat Dino Spiders, never officially
imported into the US, are not without
The suspension system—especially on the
later 2.4-liter models—was technically impressive,
the engine performance glorious and the
Autocar, in March 1967, praised its 0-60 time
of eight seconds and its overall drivability. Phil
Llewellin waxed philosophic about how he always
wanted one in the March 1989 issue of Supercar
Classics. After reading Mike Morris's Fiat Dino:
Ferrari By Another
Name, the only little
"Bible" on this car,
you too might lust for
Please, Mr. Barnes, it's almost a Ferrari.
And with today's
prices below $25,000,
a perfect one might
make some sense.
number of perfect
cars out there can
probably be counted
on one hand.
Rarely are these cars in great shape upon
close inspection. Interiors are generally well worn
and bug spray smoking engines are more common
than not, due to prices for Ferrari engine
rebuilds. Body part availability is elusive, and
rust problems of Olympic proportions abound.
Replacement steering boxes, bumpers and
windscreen gaskets are nonexistent. If a car you
are considering isn't complete, looking for the
missing parts may be like searching for a CD of
Pavarotti singing a Snoop Doggy Dogg tune.
If you spend $25,000 on an open Alfa, Porsche
or MG, you're likely to end up with a restored car,
a huge availability of parts, and a great club network.
With a Fiat Dino Spider, you get a car
whose engine is worth more than the car, a scarcity
of parts and a small following. Yes, you can
look in the mirror and say, "It's just like a Dino
246 but less expensive to buy," but at Cavallino
Classic your chances of getting on the lawn next
to the 246s is somewhere between slim and none.
More than almost any other car in this price
range, buying anything but a perfect Fiat Dino is
fiscal suicide. However, if you blow yourself up
with a hand grenade, at least things are over in a
hurry. Trying to make a ratty Dino Spider into
a nice car is tantamount to letting yourself get
pecked to death by ducks, one expensive invoice
after another.—Steve Serio•
Number produced ... 1,133 2.0-liter, 424 2.4-liter
Original list price
Chassis plate on passenger's side
fender, inside the engine compartment
On the block behind the oil filter
The Other Dino,
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9703. Fax 831/338-2031.
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Sports Car Market
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1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box
554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European
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fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@ aol.com If I
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Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535-
3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River
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1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla
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GT Motors. 818/546-
Motor Car Company. 619/
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6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave.,
Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest
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91204. Sales, service and concours-winning
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Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax
Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/
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Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424-
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J.J. Best Banc & Co.
Jon Norman's Alfa Parts
K & K Motors
Maserati Club International
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Palm Fibre Coco Mats
Pennsylvania Motor Sport
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#277-1956 FERRARI 410 SPORT Spyder.
SN 0596CM. Eng. #0596CM. Red/tan cloth.
RHD. The auction catalog cover car, and the high
mark of the sale. Lots of scuffs and chips on an
older restoration. Oil stains on seats. No shortage
of bodywork dings. However, presented as
quite an original and complete cat Cond: 4. SOLD
AT $3,822,500. The subject of protracted bidding,
perhaps 12-13 minutes, between three and
later two bidders in the room. Said to be the first
time a 410 Sport has been sold at auction. Huge
money, but correct in today's marketplace.
1958 FERRARI 250 GT TdF Coupe.
SN 0911GT. Red/tan leather. Odo: 3,406 miles.
over-the-top restoration with incorrect elements
such as two-tone interior and a brass "unpainted"
radiator, be sure to spend the extra
hour to polish out the gauge bezels and steering
wheel. Top dollar paid.
BERLINETTA Coupe. SN 4425. Dark blue/
cream leather. Odo: 4,977 km. Replacement/
restamped motor number 1754/62E. Paint pop
on hood is the worst sin evident. A very nice
this bike would make "a wonderful garage display
statement." Is that auctionspeak for "don't
try starting it"? A big price for a little bike.
1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
VELOCE Spider. S/N AR390615. Black/lipstick
red. Black cloth top. Odo: 79,839 miles.
Some splotchy paint with plenty of cracking.
Silver trim was painted with a brush. 1600 Veloce
badging, California black plates. Miles original,
new brakes, top, windshield, seats/interior,
1958 Mille Miglia, San Bernardo and Monza
Coppa Europa first overall. Some clear tape on
trunk lid. Ding on rear bumper underneath taped
area. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,265,000. 0911GT
has a full and very complete history. From an
era when "Race on Sunday, sell on Monday"
was something done in the same car Impressive
price, but worth the investment. Sold by an
1960 ALFA ROMEO 750 GIULIKITA
Spider. Body by Pininfarina. SN 131544521.
Red/black vinyl with red piping. Black vinyl top.
Odo: 32,028 miles. An older restoration holding
up well. Carpet dye weak. Very stock, good
chrome, decent paint. By serial number, this car
is most likely a 1957 model, but titled as a 1960.
Still has funky fuel pump on front of engine.
. SOLD AT $151,250. Lots of money
for a "story" car (one with a restamped block),
but a very handsome example. Sold right in the
middle of the ambitious auction estimate. There
seems to be play left in Lusso prices, so maybe
the buyer is just ahead of the market.
restoration throughout. Well presented.
clutch, Anza exhaust. Many tacky decals and
badges. Cond: 3
. SOLD AT $23,100. One of
1,091 built. Most of this car 's external sins can
be addressed with a paint job, and by removing
all the "boy-racer big-ego" embellishments al
fixed by the previous owner
1963 MASERATI 3500 GTi SWB
Spider. Body by Vignale. SN 1011371. Silver/
black leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 97,232 km.
Power windows, lumpy silver paint, nice interior,
clean top. Some chrome could use attention,
but most is good. Numbers matching, fuel
injected. Includes original, unused tool kit and
jack. 5-speed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$55,000. One of 47 SWB Vignale Spiders built.
High bid was very close to current market for
1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder.
S/N 0779. Eng. #0779. Fly Yellow/black leather.
Black cloth top. Odo: 85,238 miles. Blaupunkt
AM/FM radio, tarnished Nardi steering wheel,
poor trunk and hood fit, red overspray showing
by passenger seat in interior compartment.
Claimed $55,000 in recent restoration. Purchased
by an SCM subscriber. Cond: 3
. SOLD AT
Solex-equipped Normale. Gond: 3 . NOT SOLD
AT $13,500. 750 series Alfas have a visual charm
that the later long-wheelbase, vent-window cars
can't come close to. However, they also have balky
gearboxes and a fragile valvetrain setup. This
wasn't a great car and the bid was plenty.
1962 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider.
Body by Touring. S/N AR1020402879. Red/
red and black vinyl. Odo: 51,845 miles. Good
attention to detail and decent quality of finish
work, with some small flaws to chrome and
paint. A few incorrect details. But overall, a nice
example of a rarely restored car. Cond: 2
AT $26,400. Note to seller: When presenting an
these cars. They should be worth more. This is
one we all might regret not buying and driving
for a few years.
With Fairing. S/N DM4E-07414. Eng.
#308624. Red/black vinyl. One-cylinder. Excellent
chrome, very good paint (possibly powder
coated) with good quality argent trim. Like new
Dunlop racing KR73 tires. Decals are partially
worn off through usage. Owner says the bike
was restored in 1993. Cond: 2
1964 MOTO DUCATI 50CC RACER
$137,500. Call it detailing, call it "shaping,"
call it what you will, this car needs it in spades.
I can only assume that the majority of restoration
dollars were spent on the motor, as the cosmetics
still need sorting. $5k well spent will return
1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/C ALLOY
Coupe. SN 07933. Eng. #07933. Silver/black
and red vinyl and cloth. Odo: 17,418 miles.
. SOLD AT
$3,740. Converted from a Sport 50 road bike
using afiermarket equipment. The catalog states
All-alloy body, six Weber carbs. Hang-on air conditioning.
Original US (Chinetti) delivery car.
SCM MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS MONTEREY
Never restored, just repainted, carpet replaced
and new dash cover added. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$204,955. An absolute stone-cold steal for the
long-term investor: Proven provenance, rare alloy
body on a popular and desirable chassis,
very low original miles and air conditioning by
Mickey Mouse. What could be better?
1967 LAMBORGHINI 400 GT 2+2
Coupe. S/N N/A. Red/black leather. Odo: 12,501
km. Resale Red paint. Crusty, hard leather.
if no mechanical sins are lurking. 246 GTSs
top out just under $100k for no-stories examples,
so an excuse or two is a forgivable
sin at this price.
1973 FERRARI 365 GTS/4
Exterior mirror painted black. Some Bondo on
passenger side. Wire wheels freshly restored.
Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. One of 247
400 GT 2+2s built, which was a lot of cars for
Lamborghini in the '60s. Auction estimates of
$60,000 be damned, the bid price was a lot closer
to the actual value than the catalog hype was.
1967 FIAT 500 Station Wagon. SN
215185. Light blue/red and white vinyl. Black
vinyl top. Odo: 98,639 miles. Sunroof, loaded
some paint chips under hood, weird chewing
marks on steering wheel. 4.7-liter motor, not 4.9,
as reported in the catalog. Factory hard top, power
steering, brakes and windows, original tool kit
and manuals. Cond: 2
. NOT SOLD AT $70,000.
One of a total of 125 Ghibli Spiders built. The
pre-sale estimate ($90k-$110k) would have been
on the money for a 4.9-liter SS, but is quite optimistic
for an earlier model.
with Abarth goodies, good paint, weak chrome.
New tires, like-new interior vinyl. Good glass,
poor door fit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,650.
Offered without reserve. Lots and lots of money
fora tremendously underpowered Fiat, but still
lots of La Dolce Vita for the lira. Tow it behind
the Expedition for use as a dinghy.
1967 FERRARI 330 GTC Coupe.
S/N 9537. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 69,867 km.
from a mouse, okay?) Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$55,000. 11 is totally inconceivable how someone
could spend $187k on this restoration—or was
that the restorer 's family I saw staying at the Four
Seasons, and having room service bring Dom
Perignon? Sale price was spot on.
In need of a little bit of everything. Weak paint
in less than appealing color. Split seat. Unhappy
leather. Mediocre chrome. Sony AM/
FM cassette. Decent panel gaps. Cond: 4+.
SOLD AT $72,600. A quick scan of the marketplace
shows that this was a deal that could
be duplicated in a number of towns and with a
1973 FERRARI 246 GTS Spyder.
S/N 06236. Red/tan and black. Black vinyl
top. Odo: 63,478 km. Daytona seats,
Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette. Lots of wear to
mouse-fur dash, interior shows signs of wear
but still serviceable. Very good paint, excellent
chrome. Door handle springs weak. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $64,900. A well-bought example
Sports Car Market
a long time before Mounger and the gang invite
Daytona Spyders to the Preservation Class.
1991 FERRARI F40 Coupe.
S/N ZFFMN34A0M00852. Red/red leather.
Odo: 600 miles. Offered for sale by John
Copanos, the original owner. US delivery car.
Headlights set (manually?) in the upright position
when on display, down for the sale. Weak
chrome, cheesy NAPA gas cap. Defines the term
"just a car." Cond: 4. SOLD AT $25,300. Another
car from the collection of Icjell Qvale. Miles
said to be correct and original. This car would
have benefited from a complete clean-up and
detail. And a new $20 gas cap. Fair price.
1970 MASERATI GMBLI Spider.
S/N AM115S1081. Fly Yellow/tan leather. Tan
cloth top. Odo: 70,666 miles. Recent restoration,
. NOT SOLD AT $375,000. This car is just
not rare enough to get away with a shabby presentation.
With 124 built, for the amount bid,
you could find a sparkling restoration. It will be
DAYTONA Spyder. S/N 170507. Light blue/
tan and black leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 3,312
miles. Original Spyder, not a cut coupe. Miles
said to be original. Dirty interior, US-style popup
headlights. Very original, not restored. Cond:
number of cars. It takes a very nice GTC to
exceed $100k. Fair sale for buyer and seller.
Coupe. S/N 400GT226057. Black/black leather.
Odo: 38,509 km. Older restoration lacking soul.
1969 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO
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1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 Coupe. SN
15211. Red/black leather. Odo: 5,237 km. Incorrect
vinyl (instead of factory-supplied mouse fur)
on dash, horrible paint on wheels, supposed
$187,000 restoration. AM/FM cassette, Momo
steering wheel. (Note to PETA: It's not really fur
Rear deck lid appears repainted, but otherwise
an original and largely untouched example. Original
miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $344,300. Lots of
money for a ten-year-old used car, even i fit is an
almost-new Ferrari supercar F40s have been
popular in the past couple of years, and zeromiles
cars like this have zoomed in value. Price
was market correct.
#230 1947 TEARDROP TRAILER RE-
PRODUCTION, S/N 00002. Dark wood with
light wood trim. New reproduction of older
SCM MARKET REPORT: RIIII AUCTIONS MONTEREY
"Teardrop" style tag-along trailer. Complete
bar set-up fitted to the rear. Travel in style.
Cond: 1. SOLD AT $16,500. A sure-fire way
to save money next year Park this baby in the
parking lot of the Carmel hotel that charges
$450 a night for a room about the same size as
this trailer In just 37 days, your trailer is free!
1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. Body by Ghia Aigle. SN E545001428.
White/black leather. Odo: 3,725 km. Ferrari
250/330-style dash and gauges. Nardi wood
steering wheel. Ugly wide whites. Lumpy paint
with lots of bubbles. In need of full restoration,
yet still running and driving. Automatic,
6-cylinder. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000.
Swiss (Ghia-Aigle) bodied in 1957. Interesting
bodywork and styling. Lots of Corvette 50th
anniversary hype being tossed around, but at
built. 24 miles driven since 1991. Wood steering
wheel, air conditioned, Shelby racing mirror.
Headlight surrounds appear to have been
repainted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,500. If
Shelby Mustangs wind your watch, this is the
one that will bust its mainspring. Practical?
Name another $200k car for which you can
buy many replacement parts from 50 sources
using your Visa and a toll-free number Market-correct
1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 SC
Convertible. S/N CSX3040. Red/black leather.
Black cloth top. Odo: 25,012 miles. Some age
well. Aluminum heads, manifold and valve covers.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. A lot of money
fora Mustang, but not a bad buy. Needs a bit of
detail work to win some shows, but with low
original miles and the right options, this car
would be tough to duplicate.
1969 SHELBY GT500 DRAG PACK
Convertible. S/N 9F03R482667. Dark green/
black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Odo: 21,474 miles.
Shelby Drag Pack convertible equipped
the end of the day, no tugs on the seller 's line for
this handsome, but oh-so-slow, 'Vette.
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N E57S106324. Turquoise
with white coves/cream vinyl. White vinyl top.
Odo: 1,032 miles. Dual carbs, Firestone wide
whites, high quality restoration. Includes
owner's manual. Excellent paint, glass and
chrome. Two tops. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$86,900. Plenty to cheer the early Corvette
crowd with this price. A very nice restoration.
Money was over the top, but for a great car
Racing Special. S/N ORE102491F. Yellow.
Odo: 17,123 miles. Roll bar, side exhaust, great
racing history. Appeared in (and was damaged
1959 BUICK OL' YALLER HI Sports
in making) "Viva Las Vegas." New fiberglass
rear end, alloy front. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD
AT $75,000. This ol' dog wouldn't hunt at this
auction. Car didn't even get half way to low
estimate of $190k The value in this car is its
history, not its pieces. Price? The seller gets to
pick the number you get to agree or pass.
1966 SHELBY GT350 Convertible.
S/N SFM65S2377. Red/black vinyl. White vinyl
top. Odo: 25 miles. This is the red one of a
total of six 1966 Shelby GT350 convertibles
Odo: 98,528 miles. Competition suspension,
front discs with rear drum brakes. Matching
numbers. Full restoration with less than a thousand
miles driven since. Plenty of small detail
flaws, but a handsome fastback nonetheless.
Automatic. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,250. 1967
Shelbys had the inset front lights mounted in
one of two positions, as some state laws prevented
them from being mounted together in
the center Another 25 hours of detailing will
really pay off here.
1969 FORD BOSS 429 MUSTANG
Fastback. S/N 9F02Z173009. White/black vinyl.
Odo: 32,062 miles. Ford Wimbledon White
looks better on some appliances than on this
Mustang, as it adds little to the excitement found
in the engine bay. A largely original car that shows
have been partially remedied. All the toys, as
expected. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $99,000. Sold
for $26,000 under the low estimate, lower than
the current price guide value at retail. With
unsold examples sitting on dealer lots, the buyer
is in charge of pricing here. These cars do
better at Auburn and Scottsdale.•
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wear and weathering but good paint, chrome
and leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $451,000.
The SC (Semi-Competition) cars are few and
far between, and most are well known. Multiple
California owners, sold to England and
Australia, back to California. Where next? Market-correct
1967 SHELBY GT500 Fastback.
S/N 67412F5A00564. Dark green/black vinyl.
with a rare list of options, including extra heavy
duty suspension, tilt steering wheel, 8-track
stereo, tinted glass and 4-speed manual transmission.
Scored 445 out of 450 at 1999 Shelby
Concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $103,400. The
1969-70 cars were at one time dismissed by
Shelby enthusiasts as not being "real" Shelbys.
The $100k sale price on this unit will make
some 1966 GT350 owners sit up and take notice.
Lots of money, but lots of car
1999 SHELBY SERIES I Roadster.
S/N 5CXSA1816XL0000. Silver/black leather.
Black cloth top. Odo: 210 miles. A.k.a. CSX
5050. Usual fit and finish problems seem to
he Dog Days of August should
have slowed Internet activity to
a crawl. Between baseball pennant
chases, vacations, car tours,
historic races and a whole host of
other car-related activities, en-
thusiasts should have been getting tanned by
the sun rather than basking in the blue-gray
glow from their monitors. But this was not the
case. There were tons—well, okay, lots—of
good stuff available and a good portion of it
A couple of items on eBay appealed to hot
rodders. One sold, a NOS Ford Lucas dualpoint
distributor that brought $262. The other,
a 1932 Auburn dash
that fits nicely in a
'32 high-boy, had ten
bids, but $400 could
not get the job done.
plenty of high-end
most being offered
by a well-known
dealer. A few of the signs he offered on eBay
included a large Packard 14-foot tall dealer
sign, a desirable Pontiac Sales and Service and
a Ford Tractor Sales; however, they did not
quite get over the top. A large Skylark Aviation
Gasoline porcelain neon flew to $5,101
with eight bids—high enough, but didn't sell.
An attractive, small Richfield tin plaque with
a race car that I came across too late to bid on
sold for $481; I would have paid more as it
has been on my want list for some time.
EBay Motors is becoming the source for
Porsches of all descriptions. At the high end, a
2001 996 GT2, with only a few hundred miles,
garnered a single bid of $150,000 that did not
meet the seller's requirements. A 4,000-mile 2001
911 Carrera did fmd a new driver at $129,900
after 13 bids. A good-looking (at least at 72 dpi)
1957 356 Speedster didn't sell at $38,100, but
our next Speedster, described below, was much
newer and sold for a whole lot less.
356 SPEEDSTER PROFESSIONALYBUILT
bid: $1,957. Number of
bids: 54. SOLD AT:
$22,500. Date sold:
8/17/2001. This fakeydoo
Speedster is complete
with full leather interior
and a 1600-cc VW
engine. A four-speed
transmission and disc
brakes enhance the performance.
If you don't
like the color, the sellers state that they have
others in stock. From 100 yards away, the
Porsche gang would probably issue you a membership
card. But come any closer, and they'll
be chasing you off to the land of Bradley GTs
and Intermeccanica Specials.
KELLY TIRE AD-
VERTISING CANE. First bid: $25.00. Number
of bids: 6. SOLD AT: $104.49. Date sold:
8/24/2001. Early Kelly-Springfield Tire Company
advertising is best known for the use of
Miss Lotta Miles. She was associated with
Kelly Tires for more than 20 years, and 19 different
aspiring actresses were
used as the model. As a result
of this unusual icon, Kelly advertising
is very desirable today.
This 35-inch cane, which
was reproduced by Bill
Harrah in the '70s, is imprinted
TIRE CO" and is
covered in rubber
handle, adorned with tire tread, is
a great addition to any collector of
Kelly memorabilia. Price-wise, this
fell through the cracks as it could
have easily brought more than
twice the money. The Kelly collectors
must have all been in
Monterey, staying in a budget hotel
without a DSL connection.
eBay #1176441631—GILMORE OIL
COMPANY DUST CLOTH POUCH. First
bid: $5.99. Number of bids: 17. SOLD AT:
$720. Date sold: 8/15/2001. Items from the
only on the West
Coast, are arguably
collectible of all
eBay # 1181473789
1953 MG TD
SALES BROCHURE. First bid: $5. Number
of bids: 11. SOLD AT: $72.99. Date sold:
8/27/2001. "The one you've always wanted
to drive" claimed the sales brochures, and in
1953 you could own a TD for only $2,157.
The United States took the vast majority
(80%) of the
foldout brochure with a full schematic, test
data and specifications for $73 seems like a
good value; however, a second identical piece
was offered and sold for a dollar less, so this
must be the market price. Maybe TD owners
are just cheap.
eBay# 1181800927—UNITED MOTORS
DOUBLE-SIDED NEON PORCELAIN
SIGN. First bid: $25. Number of bids:
19. SOLD AT: $4,500. Date sold: 8/28/2001.
United Motors became absorbed by General
Motors and for a period of time was known
as Delco United Motors before its distinctive
logo was lost to history. They made several
sizes of this sign, with the smallest version
designed to hang in a window. This very
was in excellent
A year ago
this would have been all the money in the
world, but prices of original, quality neon porcelain
signs keep going up.
gas and oil items. In the 1930s Gilmore-sponsored
cars, planes, boats and motorcycles
broke more than 500 speed records and the
the site of CBS Television
City—was a major center
of auto racing. If $700
seems like a bunch for a
dust rag pouch, consider
that a photograph of a
1930s Los Angeles
Gilmore service station
sold for $260 and a trade
card from the same station
sold for only $257.
eBay #1178919847—TWO EARLY
PIONEER AND HARVEL PORCELAIN
SPARK PLUGS WITH INDIAN CHIEF
LOGO. First bid: $1.99. Number of bids: 9.
SOLD AT: $53.50. Date sold: 8/21/2001.
For not much money, you can put together
an interesting collection of vintage spark
plugs. They were made in all shapes and
sizes. While the very rare have been known
to sell for
are well under
unusual (weird) technical features of questionable
merit or interesting graphics. Images
of Indians are always collectible, but
what an Indian Chief has to do with a spark
plug is anyone's guess. •
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1975 Land Rover SIII. 88", lightweight, black/black. RHD. Ex-MOD, 79k 1957 BMW 507 Roadster, White with light tan leather. Rudge wheels, hard
miles, 3.25-liter Perkins diesel. New canvas top. Very strong, very straight. 7-
seater, tow package. 08,850. Atlanta. (770) 751-6735. (GA) (Oct)
top. Correct numbers. Also, extra hard top available. Charles S. Crud Automobiles.
(805)-568-1934 or fax (805)-568-1533. (CA) (Oct)
1994 BMW 325is. One owner, excellent condition. All tools and records.
106,000 California freeway miles. Sports package, 5-speed, leather, CD changer
014,500. (503) 292-6577 (OR) (Oct)
Jaguar, A Biography, by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. First American edition,
1961. 0100080. Bill, (503) 232-0842. (OR) (Oct)
Cars sell in the Sports Car Market Showcase Gallery. Have a full-color
photo of your car and a 25-word description in SW for as little as 044/mo. Also,
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1989 Porsche 962C-143. Factory tub, 3.0 Litre, twin turbo, water/water,
Motronic 1.7 ECU. Recent restoration on latest, fastest 962C. LeMans history, low
hours, ready to race. Spares. 0295,000. Also new Motronic 1.7 available. (925)
258-0175 or (408) 858-7606. firstname.lastname@example.org . (CA) (Oct)
1984, hike Corvair, completely rebuilt, 140+ hp w/ 4 Weber (orbs., new
AT, brakes, tires, AWFM, CB, runs and looks great, tri-flake paint, lots of chrome,
multiple trophy winner, health forces sole, $18,000 OBO, email@example.com
(541)-957-9461 (OR) (Oct)
1967 Matra Diet 6 mid-engined fastback, 6,000 miles, 1255cc Gordini motor.
Very original, everthing works. All papers, receipts. Special history. Think French
Lotus. 013,200. (248)-723-9592 eves. (WI) (Oct)
2001 Bentley Cant T. Black/block, 600 miles. Luxury tax paid, CA license paid.
A new car. Original list with taxes over 0400,000. Will sell for much less. Over 10
preowned late model Bentleys available at wholesale prices. (818) 481-2200 (CA)
1987 Porsche 911 930 Turbo. Gray/green, inside interior same. All
options. 17,000 miles, perfect condition. New tires, slider, air conditioning, full
leather. (651) 426-0607 (MN) (Oct)
1960 Mercedes-Benz 30 OSL Roadster. Fully restored, dark blue
with tan leather. Two tops. Charles S. Crail Automobiles. (805) 568-1934
or fax (805) 568-1533. (CA) (Oct)
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