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1922 Sunbeam GP Car, $775k 168 Collector Cars Analyzed Keith Martin's Sports CarMarket Raging Bull The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Pioneering Supercar Makes $585k October 2009 '90 Ferrari 348 at $39k—Undervalued, Overlooked Oddball '36 Howard Hughes Lincoln Tops $1m www.sportscarmarket.com '24 Bentley, the “First” Red Label Brings $257k

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38 Miura: ra: all the right bits ctober 2009 . Volume 21 . Number 10 32 Ferrari 348 tb 44 Sunbe 38 Miura: all the right bits ctober 2009 . Volume 21 . Number 10 32 Ferrari 348 tb 44 Sunbeam 38 Miura: 38 Miura: Miura: all the right bits ctober 2009 . Volume 21 . Number 10 32 Ferrari 348 all the right bits ctober 2009 . Volume 21 . Number 10 32 Ferrari 348 tb 44 Sunbeam Ferrari's Ferrari's Rodney Dangerfield. Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 36 1924 Bentley 3 Liter Red Label—$257,255 A Speed Model that's been around the block. Simon Kidston ETCETERINI 38 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S—$585,170 The original supercar, priced right in the changing market. Paul Hardiman GERMAN 40 1961 Messerschmitt KR 200 Microcar—$25,306 A bargain when you factor in the smiles per miles. Jeff Lane AMERICAN 42 1936 Lincoln Model K “Howard Hughes” Boattail Speedster Another automotive oddity from America's favorite recluse. Steve Serio RACE 44 1922 Sunbeam 2-Liter Grand Prix An octogenarian Works racer with a story to tell. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Bonhams GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 168 Cars Examined and Rated at Eight Sales 8 Miura: all the right bits ctober 2009 . Volume 21 . Number 10 32 Ferrari 348 tb 44 Sunbeam Ferrari's Rodney Dangerfield. Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 36 1924 Bentley 3 Liter Red Label—$257,255 A Speed Model that's been around the block. Simon Kidston ETCETERINI 38 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S—$585,170 The original supercar, priced right in the changing market. Paul Hardiman GERMAN 40 1961 Messerschmitt KR 200 Microcar—$25,306 A bargain when you factor in the smiles per miles. Jeff Lane AMERICAN 42 1936 Lincoln Model K “Howard Hughes” Boattail Speedster Another automotive oddity from America's favorite recluse. Steve Serio RACE 44 1922 Sunbeam 2-Liter Grand Prix An octogenarian Works racer with a story to tell. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Bonhams GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 168 Cars Examined and Rated at Eight Sales e e Bristol brings $196k, leading a $1.3m day. Paul Hardiman MECUM 58 Des Moines, IA: Sales soar to $2.6m at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. B. Mitchell Carlson BONHAMS 72 Chichester, UK: Forty-three of 61 sell at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, totaling $3.7m. Paul Hardiman VANDERBRINK 84 Sioux Falls, SD: The Marshall Guthrie Collection of mostly crappy cars hammers sold at $150k. B. Mitchell Carlson BONHAMS 94 Northamptonshire, UK: Rollers and Bentleys bring $1.5m at the annual RREC meet. Paul Hardiman EBAY MOTORS 100 When the stars are the cars. Geoff Archer

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26 What's a European title? 34 A lawsuit on four wheels COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Why we don't care about cash for clunkers Keith Martin 24 Affordable Classic Morgan Plus 4, the car that time forgot Rob Sass 26 Legal Files Sorting through European title work Martin Emmison 34 Sheehan Speaks A $182k lawsuit on a $100k C/4 Michael Sheehan 102 Bike Buys BMW G/S—off-road, on-road, and all points between Ed Milich 114 eWatch A badge for all occasions Carl Bomstead FEATURES 28 Why I Rally: SCMers share their experiences 30 Keels & Wheels: Surf and turf, Texas style 30 Classy Chassis: Another concours success in Houston DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line 14 Contributors 16 You Write, We Read 18 Display Advertisers Index 20 Time Pieces: 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch 20 Neat Stuff: Ferrari two-wheelers; fast shiraz 22 In Miniature: Audi 225 22 Book Review: Fast Ladies: Female Racing Drivers, 1888–1970 62 Glovebox Notes: 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic, 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 76 Alfa Bits: Cheap sedans 80 Our Cars: 1973 Land Rover 88 Series III 101 Fresh Meat: 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia, 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, 2006 Maybach 57S 104 Mystery Photo 104 Comments with Your Renewal 106 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Assisted Suicide, Clunker Style they are going to do with increasing frequency. Not much sympathy around the SCM office for this approach. Others claim that it is unfortunate to deprive high school shop classes (do they still have these?) of a parts supply—a perspective that does have merit. These arguments aside, 20 years from now, at local concours, will there be a dearth of entries in the 1984–2008 classes? Will we have our own automotive “Silent Spring,” with a generation of cars wiped off the face of the freeways? Will circles of collectors sit long into the night passing around playing cards with their favorite Jaguar XJ6 on them and sighing, “Remember when?” Fractions Not likely, and for two primary reasons. First, the number of cars All squared away O ver the next few months, nearly 750,000 clunkers are going to be scrapped. Not dismantled, mind you, but smashed and melted into their base, formative materials. Whether or not this is good government policy we'll leave to our friends at The Economist. And others can debate the relative environmental effects; for instance, some claim the energy expended to build a new car, no matter how mileage-frugal it is, far outweighs any potential carbon footprint savings realized when compared with keeping an old one on the road. In the past, when various states have proposed or enacted their own versions of cash-for-clunkers bills, in order to get older, higherpolluting cars off the road, the collector car community has been nearly unanimous, and quite vocal, in its disapproval. The spectre of Hemi 'Cudas or Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas being shipped to the crusher is dangled before us, as if the dismantler were a villain from a slasher film striking down only the loveliest victims. These claims lack credibility, as even scrapyard operators tend to be a savvy group, and if a collectible muscle car or exotic showed up bound for destruction, it would surely be rescued prior to its death by flattening. Silent Spring for crappy cars As to the current cash-for-clunkers bill, which includes cars from 1984 to 2008 that get poor gas mileage, the collector car community has been silent. And for good reason. Can you name a single collectible car, worth less than $4,500, built from 1984 to the current day? Edmunds .com singles out the 1984–86 Buick Regal T-type Turbo, the 1985–89 BMW 635CSi, and the 1987–89 Porsche 911 Carrera as cars from the pre-1990 era that, while they qualify as clunkers, are collectible. If you have owned one of the above cars for more than a year and are happy to get a $4,500 credit for it, we can assume you've probably just gotten a horrendous repair estimate from a mechanic, and your car is not exactly in Pebble Beach condition. Some industry associations claim that by scrapping crappy cars, the government is depriving repair shops the opportunity to generate revenue by working on these cars as they break down, which of course 8 potentially involved in cash for clunkers, while large in and of itself, is actually a tiny fraction of all the vehicles sold in the U.S. during that period. According to published statistics, approximately 360m cars and trucks were sold in the U.S. from 1984 to 2008. And 750,000 potentially crushed cars is just 0.2% of that total. Which means that nearly 100% of the cars built during that period will either still be on the road or will have died natural, non-clunker-assisted deaths. (No foreseeable shortage of 1987 Mustangs; we are so relieved.) Second, dealers, if presented a clunker trade-in that is worth more than $4,500, have the option simply to purchase the car outright from the customer, for $4,500 or more, and apply that toward the customer's new car. For instance, if someone shows up with a base-model 1991 Alfa 164 showing 250,000 miles and with nearly every electrical system malfunctioning—which is their normal condition these days—then the clunker allowance of $4,500 makes sense. But if it is a low-mileage 1995 24-valve Q-model in exceptional condition, with a retail value north of $10,000, the dealer can simply buy the car and sell it for more later. Of course, anyone who is willing to take $4,500 for a perfect Q has probably made some other stupid financial decisions along the way, and he has other issues to deal with. No need to worry In the end, from a collector's point of view, the clunker bill is ir- relevant. We're not going to see a stream of 1992 Porsche 911 Turbos headed to the smashing yard, nor are 1989 Ferrari 328s going to clog Hyundai dealerships, waiting to be traded in against Accents. Looking at it in the simplest way, it will get some not-very-good cars off the road. The average cash value of the traded-in clunkers to date has been $1,475. That's not exactly the value profile of a collectible car. SCM for your friends Our largest source of new readers has always been referrals from current subscribers. You are a thoughtful, committed group and we appreciate your active involvement with the magazine. On page 66 of this issue, you'll find a postage-paid card that allows you to send me the contact information for gearheads you think might like to get a sample copy of SCM, with no strings attached. Or, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/friends and enter the data there. Ultimately, it is your subscriptions that keep our analysts' “boots on the ground” at auctions all over the world. Through your continued subscriptions and renewals, we have been able to print more pages of auction reports this year than we had originally forecast. Thank you again for your continued support. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering Carlisle Auctions—Fall Carlisle Where: Carlisle, PA When: October 1–2 More: www.carlisleauctions.com Last year: 76/180 cars sold / $1.2m The Carlisle Expo Center will again host this annual event, which is combined with the consignments from the canceled Corvettes at Carlisle auction that was to take place in September. Carlisle's trademarked “No Consignment Fee” and the “All Original Hour” will return, with early consignments including a 1966 Jaguar S-type 3.8 sedan, a 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition, and a 1958 MercedesBenz 220S cabriolet. Mecum Auctions— St. Charles High Performance Auction Where: St. Charles, IL When: October 1–4 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 305/607 cars sold / $10.2m Mecum's annual October sale is typically one of the company's larger events of the year, with 2008 seeing over 600 cars cross the auction block at Pheasant Run Resort. Everything from Full Classics to sports cars can be expected, accompanied by a heavy grouping of American muscle and Corvettes. Barrett-Jackson—Las Vegas 2009 Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 7–10 More: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 519/519 cars sold / $28.7m This second annual all-no- reserve event, again taking place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will feature the original Prudhomme Edition 2008 Super Snake Shelby GT500 concept car—the first concept Shelby has offered for sale at auction. Also headlining this year's event is the 1961 “Ol' Yaller VIII,” which was the eighth of nine built and was reportedly used in the filming of “Viva Las Vegas.” RM Auctions— Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey Where: Hershey, PA When: October 8–9 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 73/84 cars sold / $6.9m Extended to two days this year, RM's Hershey auction will again be held in conjunction with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, and the sale will feature 10 Studebaker, and Packard. Even the displays will be available, including an array of authentic '50s items. RM Auctions—Automobiles of London Where: London, UK When: October 28 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 69/100 cars sold / $23.7m RM returns to Battersea Ol' Yaller at Barrett-Jackson approximately 100 vintage cars as well as a large assortment of memorabilia. Early consignments include a 1931 Duesenberg Model J roadster with Packard 745 coachwork, a 1947 Nash Suburban Woody sedan, a 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model 43 roadster, and a 1919 Locomobile TP48 Series 5 Sportiff. Silver Auctions—Las Vegas Auction Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 9–10 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 39/163 cars sold / $857k Over 200 cars are expected at this second annual Las Vegas event, with the auction taking place over the course of two eve- nings. Last year saw a variety of cars sell here below the $20,000 level, which makes this a great place to go for those in the market for a nice driver, or for those just looking to add some new metal to their collections. Mecum Auctions— '57 Heaven Museum Auction Where: Branson, MO When: October 24 More: www.mecum.com This all-no-reserve sale will feature cars and memorabilia from the 30,000-square-foot '57 Heaven Museum in Branson, including cars from Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, DeSoto, Hudson, Nash, Auction Calendar SEPTEMBER 3-8—KRUSE Auburn, IN 5—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 5-6—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 6—BONHAMS & GOODMAN Sydney, AUS 7-8—BARONS Surrey, UK 11—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 11-12—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Tacoma, WA 11-12—BRANSON AUCTION Branson, MO 12—BONHAMS Beaulieu, UK 12—CHEFFINS Herefordshire, UK 12—MECUM Canal Winchester, OH 12—ICA Little Rock, AR 12—VANDERBRINK Carrington, ND 16—H&H Buxton, UK 18—BONHAMS Sussex, UK 19—COYS Houston, TX 19—LEAKE Houston, TX 19—MIDAMERICA St Paul, MN 19—SILVER Salt Lake City, UT 19—VANDERBRINK Staunton, IL 19-20—LEAKE Houston, TX 23—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK Evolution for its now-annual London sale, and this year's event will feature a rare 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I “Jarvis Torpedo”—one of three experimental chassis built. Also headlining the sale will be a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 team car known as “VMF 64,” which has both Mille Miglia and Le Mans provenance and has been in singlefamily ownership for the past 53 years. Bonhams—Veteran Motor Cars Where: London, UK When: October 30 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 13/15 cars sold / $1.4m Held alongside the annual London to Brighton Run at Bonhams's New Bond Street location, this sale will exclusively feature a limited number of 1904-and-older vehicles eligible to participate in the 60-mile run to Brighton. ♦ All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. 26—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Brookline, MA 26—BONHAMS Reims, FRA 26—ICA Springfield, IL 26—KRUSE Denver, CO 26—RM Los Angeles, CA 26—SILVER Portland, OR OCTOBER 1-2—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 1-4—MECUM St. Charles, IL 3—COYS Ascot, UK 3—ICA Wichita, KS 7-10—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 8-9—RM Hershey, PA 8-10—KRUSE Hershey, PA 9-10—SILVER Las Vegas, NV 9-10—VICARI Biloxi, MS 12—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 17—VANDERBRINK Latimer, IA 17—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 23-24—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Fredericksburg, TX 23-25—RM Ontario, CAN 24—COYS Padua, ITA 24—ICA Louisville, KY 24—MECUM Branson, MO 26-27—BARONS Surrey, UK 28—H&H Sparkford, UK 28—RM London, UK 30—BONHAMS London, UK NOVEMBER 6-7—BUD WARD Hot Springs, AR 6-8—KRUSE Auburn, IN 7-8—ICA Gilbert, AZ 14—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Los Angeles, CA 16—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 20-22—LEAKE Dallas, TX 20-22—MCCORMICK Palm Springs, CA 23—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 27-28—ICA Houston, TX 27-29—VICARI Daytona Beach, FL Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Stefan Lombard Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Column Author Speed Classic kicking things off on Thursday at the newly reopened Hutchinson Island race course and running through the weekend. Friday features the six-hour Savannah Driving Tour and a cocktail reception, while Saturday will include a Car Club Jamboree as well as the opening of a two-day Motoring Midway, which showcases new vehicles and vintage and modern motorcycles from around the world. Concours Sunday will include 150 vintage cars and motorcycles, with Mercedes-Benz featured as the Honored Marque. Advance Tickets are $25, or $52 for a three-day pass. www .hhiconcours.com. (SC) ♦ Mountain Mille Events ■ This year, the sixth annual Niello Concours at Serrano celebrates Italy—the country and the marques for which it is famous. Visitors to the October 2–4 event will be treated not only to the sights and sounds of Alfa, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati, and more, but to the delicious food and wine that best represent the country shaped like a boot. The weekend begins with a kickoff party—Finale del Concours Raduno—followed by a driving tour on Saturday, and the concours on Sunday. Tickets are $35. www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com. (CA) ■ The Newport Beach Concours celebrates its 27th year on October 3–4. A Private Collection Tour takes place on Saturday, and participants will have the chance to visit a select group of local collections. Publisher Martin will serve as emcee at Sunday's concours at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, which will include more than 300 cars in 15 classes. Mercedes-Benz will be the featured marque, with several pre- and post-war examples on display, and the concours will recognize Aston Martin's Le Mans victory 50 years ago. Tickets start at $30. www.nbconcours.com. (CA) 12 ■ The Mountain Mille kicks off October 4. The event is only in its fifth year, but has become the most popular in the Vintage Rallies quiver. This roundtripper through the Virginias begins and ends at Wintergreen Resort, and the tour of fall foliage on the spectacular backroads of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a driver's delight. With stops at the historic Homestead in Hot Springs, VA, and the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, the Mountain Mille lacks nothing in the way of luxury, either. $5,495 for one car and two participants. www.vintagerallies.com. (VA) ■ From the organizers of the California Mille comes another installment of the Mille Autunno, a tour of the Golden State's fall colors. The October 16–18 rally departs from beautiful Stockton and heads east toward Tahoe City, with a wrap-up once again in Stockton. Reservations at River Ranch Lodge are up to you, but the camaraderie of a scenic blast into the Sierra Nevada is certainly worth it. $150. www.californiamille.com. (CA) ■ The Hilton Head Concours & Motoring Festival serves as the perfect finale to a long concours season. This year's event runs October 29 through November 1, with the Savannah/Hilton Head Calendar 2-3—Alpen Classic Rallye (CHE) www.alpenclassic.de 3-4—24 Hours of LeMons (OH) www.24hoursoflemons.com 3-4—Louisville Concours (KY) www.concourslouisville.com 3-4—Newport Beach Concours (CA) www.nbconcours.com 4—Niello Concours at Serrano (CA) www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com 4-9—Mountain Mille (VA) www.vintagerallies.com 7-10—Hershey Autojumble (PA) www.aaca.org 11—Caruso Concours (CA) www.petersen.org 12—Tribute to Trans Am Racing (CA) www.petersen.org 16-18—Lake Mirror Classic (FL) www.lakemirrorclassic.com 16-18—Mille Autunno (CA) www.californiamille.com 23-24—Wheels on Reels (CA) www.wheelsonreels.com 23-29—La Carrera Panamericana (MEX) www.lacarrerapanamericana.com 24-25—24 Hours of LeMons (TX) www.24hoursoflemons.com 25—Festivals of Speed Orlando (FL) www.festivalsofspeed.com 28—Las Vegas Concours (NV) www.lasvegasconcours.com 29-Nov. 1—Hilton Head Concours (GA) www.hhiconcours.com Hilton Head Concours Sports Car Market Event

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SCM Contributors SIMON KIDSTON, who hails from a storied motor racing family, began his automotive career in 1988 at Coys and was running the auction department three years later. In 1996, he co-founded and ran Brooks (now Bonhams) Europe in Geneva, staging the annual Les Grandes Marques à Monaco sale in Monte Carlo and creating the Ferrari winter auction in Gstaad. Kidston now operates a consultancy for car collectors based in Geneva. He is the official presenter at the Mille Miglia and Villa d'Este concours, a judge at Pebble Beach, and hosts motoring shows on Smithsonian Networks. In between he has recently taken up vintage flying. You'll find his profile of a 1924 Bentley Red Label on p. 36. JEFF LANE grew up in an automotive family in rural southern Michigan. His grandfather owned a Ford dealership in the 1940s, and his father started an automotive manufacturing business with his high school friend in 1958. Lane spent countless hours in the family garage, and by the time he was ten he was helping his dad restore a 1954 MG TF. At age twelve, his father gave him a disassembled TF for Christmas; four years and many hours in the garage later, Lane took his driver's test behind its wheel. Now director of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, he spends his hours searching for unique cars to add to the collection. He makes his SCM debut this month on p. 40 with a profile of a 1961 Messerschmitt. Sports CarMarket Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Onoday kirsten.onoday@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Paul Duchene paul.duchene@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Managing Editor Stefan Lombard stefan.lombard@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Auction Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Kristen Hall-Geisler, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Chip Lamb, Norm Mort (Canada), Dale Novak, Phil Skinner Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), John Draneas (Legal), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Jim Schrager (Porsche), Michael Sheehan (Ferrari), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Paul Hardiman, Simon Kidston, Raymond Milo, Rob Sass, Steve Serio Operations Manager Jennifer Davis-Shockley jennifer.davis@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Senior Web Developer Jerret Kinsman jerret.kinsman@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 212 Information Technology/Internet Bryan Wolfe bryan.wolfe@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 215 Financial Manager Nikki Nalum nikki.nalum@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 205 Strategic Planner Bill Woodard Editorial Intern Drew Dorman DONALD OSBORNE lives for old cars, especially those of the odd European variety. He regularly attends major automotive events around the world, and has been a longtime Contributing Editor and Auction Analyst for SCM. His writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, BusinessWeek Online, and Road & Track. He is a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America and the American Lancia Club, for whose magazine, Lanciana, he serves as Editor. He is the principal of collector vehicle appraisers Automotive Valuation Services, and lives in Connecticut. This month he goes beyond the usual rally tale to give us firsthand accounts of why people vintage rally. That story appears on p. 28. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Stagant 250 TR values To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the 1957 Ferrari 250 TR in the August issue (“Ferrari Profile,” p. 36). In particular, Nick Candee's “Seat Time” piece caught my attention. Specifically, the $5,000 price his father paid for their 250 TR. To make a short story long… In 1967, I was a 17-year-old high school senior in Sacramento, California, when my dad and three of his buddies bought an airplane project. They kept it in a barn on the outskirts of town and got together to work on it on weekends. When the weather was nice, one of the partners, Wayne Swart, would come roaring up in his beautiful, sleek, sexy, loud, red Ferrari (in those days more so than now, the name alone shouted “EXOTIC!”) When the day's work was done, the men would adjourn to someone's house for beer as the boy drooled and begged to ride with Wayne. At that time, the car was equipped with a Chevy 283 V8 and 4-speed and for years it was the fastest car I'd been in. By 1969, the airplane partner- ship was losing steam and the group decided to sell it. Knowing that I wanted to learn to fly, dad approached me with an offer to buy the project, help me complete it, and teach me to fly… for the hefty price of $3,000. Having just started college and with limited resources, I declined the offer. I then asked him the whereabouts of Wayne's Ferrari, since I hadn't seen it for awhile. Dad wasn't sure but said Wayne had offered him the car to give to me as a high school graduation gift! “Why didn't you?” was my selfcentered, incredulous response. He said, “Well, you probably would have killed yourself, and $5,000 is a lot of money for a high school graduation gift.” And he was likely right. I am indeed still alive today, and I'm a pilot to boot. The airplane was a Staggerwing Beech, a beautiful classic cabin bi-plane built in the 1930s and '40s and today is worth several hundred thousand dollars. The Ferrari was a '57 250 TR, 16 John Draneas can educate Mr. Sass on the history of the quite legal “gray market” importation procedures of the 1980s. Almost every M1 sold in the U.S. was done so legally, after appropriate modification to meet the rules of the day, with documentation to prove it. Perhaps what Mr. Sass meant to say was that BMW of North America never officially imported the car, which is true but not very relevant for a 30year-old car. Mr. Sass then claims the The market for M1s was clearly in the $150,000 range before the financial world collapsed, and there have been few transactions since. This result, however, suggests that prices may not have fallen much during the recession which was subsequently traded for some land near Sacramento. Apparently, 250 TRs didn't appreciate much in the seven years since Mr. Candee's family had theirs and Wayne Swart offered his to my dad.—Matt Packard, Tempe, AZ, “coaxer” of the SCM Fiat-Across-America 2100 from Phoenix to Los Angeles M1 on the rise To the Editor: In the August issue, Rob Sass writes of the sale of a 1980 BMW M1 at the Bonhams Monaco for $186,300 (“German Profile,” p. 44). Mr. Sass's explanation that this price was an extraordinary result, greater than the next highest street M1 sale on record by nearly 50%, seems to be a bit off the mark. And his conclusion, “that for now, this sale appears unrepeatable, and the M1 looks fully priced in the $125,000 to $135,000 range,” seems categorically wrong. I was in the market for an M1 last year and found the average car was listed between $180,000 and $200,000. I ended up buying a two-owner car with 13,000 km on it. However, these low-mileage cars are now 30 years old and require the replacement of every rubber part, as well as other parts prone to fail over time. It is now the collectors who have the task of restoring and preserving these fine BMW Motorsport icons at great expense. These cars are now the pin- nacle of the modern BMW collectibles and seem to be destined to follow in the 507's appreciation footsteps. Even with today's economic downturn, a quick scan of the M1s available on the market turns up only a handful of examples, all of which are priced near or above the $200k mark. It would seem unlikely they would be selling anywhere near the three-year-old pricing Mr. Sass suggests in the article.—Neal Heffron, Cambridge, MA To the Editor: Rob Sass's recent piece on the BMW M1 took some curious swipes at what is considered one of the most collectible of all BMWs. First, he flatly states that “no M1 was ever legally sold in the U.S.” I hope your legal editor cars are “still heavily scrutinized by the smog police in many states.” Again, I would welcome Mr. Draneas's thoughts, but I'm not aware of any M1 owner who has a problem with his state inspection, and most no longer have the clumsy aftermarket smog equipment installed. Even here in New York, a very smog-sensitive state, I applied for, and received, a special exception for the M1 that exempted all M1s from smog inspection as far back as 2001. Even this exemption became unnecessary once the car was 25 years old, as New York exempts holders of “Historical” plates from emissions testing. It is my understanding the Federal rules for emissions (EPA) expire after 21 years and safety (DOT) expire after 25 years. Many M1 owners have now back-modified their cars to original Euro-spec. (Historical plates often also require annual mileage restrictions, but most collectors have similar restrictions from their insurance carriers and don't find it very restrictive.) The piece goes on to say that the price paid at the featured auction was 50% higher than the next sale on record. Needless to say, M1s appeal to a relatively narrow market, and they tend to sell privately. As the keeper of the M1 Register, I have followed M1 prices for 20 years, mostly through private transactions. And while I've had my differences with SCM over the years, I generally agree that M1s were stuck in the $60,000 to $90,000 range for many years, until around 2005, when prices doubled within about an 18-month period. I can't fully explain

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I also believe it was related to BMW AG finally embracing the M1 as a significant part of its history (the car had been an expensive commercial flop for BMW, which lost money on every car sold), symbolized by their building the M1 Homage concept car introduced at Villa d'Este a couple years ago. Finally, the run-up was also attributable to collectors recognizing that there are only perhaps three truly collectible BMWs—the pre-war 328, the 507, and the M1. (CSLs may be the next to reach that status.) The market for M1s was clearly in the $150,000 range before the financial world collapsed, and there have been few transactions since. This result, however, suggests that prices may not have fallen much during the recession. Of particular note, BMW M1 Procars were reaching the $500,000 to $1 million level before the crash; SCM seems to have missed that development completely. The M1 is one of the few cars that never sold for less than its original sticker price (about $50,000), as it became an instant collectible. As to the car itself, it remains a highly functional, reliable, and drivable supercar. Again contrary to the report, the only significant reliability issue is the Magneti Marelli ignition box, not the Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. And, on the endless debate as to whether the car was the Acura NSX of its day or the McLaren F1 of its day, I prefer to say that it was the BMW M1 of its day— unique, important, and a great slice of BMW history.—Gordon Medenica, Pelham, NY, BMW M1 Register Rob Sass responds: Thanks for the letters, Neal and Gordon. I very much enjoyed your discourse and debate on M1 prices, and I tend to agree more with Mr. Medenica on this issue, in that the M1 was about a $150,000 car before the financial crisis. Even allowing for a modest 15% retreat in prices, that would put our range squarely on the button. First of all, no one was firing fifty-caliber bullets at Fangio while he was besting the competition Moreover, as per SCM prac- tice, we base this on documented public sales rather than private treaty sales, so Mr. Heffron's assertion of strong prices asked by private sellers seems right. I should have said that the cars were never imported through official channels, rather than using the term “legally imported.” Nevertheless, I stand by the assertion that smog issues can be problematic, and if an exemption can be obtained in New York and it has a 25-year rolling exemption, I would submit that it is not a particularly strict state. Try visiting Oregon, for example, which has a hard cut-off of 1974 and no exemptions. Mr. Draneas and I will be sure to discuss it, one JD to another, the next time I'm in Portland. Spitsa bitsa To the Editor: If Bonhams had described a classic car the way they'd described the Spitfire on your July cover (“Collecting Thoughts,” p. 34), you'd have been all over them like white on rice. That airplane is a bitsa Spit with zero provenance that was not restored but rebuilt. It was never a two-seat trainer. Granted, it's a fun toy and the new owner can give his friends rides, but would you have let an auction house wax rhapsodic without challenging their description if they'd been selling a Formula One Ferrari that had never raced and never been driven by anybody of note but had been used as some private team's test mule and then junked, and somebody bought from a junkyard and rebuilt it with a second seat and a new engine so he could give rides to his girlfriends? Oh, and it bears mentioning that it's one of the ugliest Spits ever built.—Stephan Wilkinson, Cornwall On Hudson, NY SCM responds: Thanks for your note, Stephan. The worlds of vintage Formula One cars and vintage warbirds are very far apart. First of all, no one was firing fifty-caliber bullets at Fangio while he was besting the competition. Further, the vast majority of WWII airplanes that survived combat were scrapped as they became obsolete, as opposed to valuable vintage cars, which were often preserved. SCM maintains that collectors are fortunate that this Spitfire was found and resurrected, and further, its two-seat configuration—while not “factory-correct”—doubles the number of people who can have a flight experience in this piece of history. The catalog description was wellresearched, accurate and pulled no punches. The selling price of $2.5m demonstrates the value the very sophisticated vintage warplane collectors placed on this lot, and our analysis continues to be that this Spitfire was very well bought indeed. ♦ Sports Car Market Bonhams

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa Although to the majority be derived f opening the back, watchi the pulsations of the balanc wheel, and listening to th steady tick, can often instill new level of appreciation. From the century until late 19th the mid 20t century, many manufacture in Switzerland, Great Brita and the United States produ incredibly high quality po watches known for accurac ability, and durability. Toda watch prices are a bargain against comparable wrist watches. Pieces by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa Although to t e Pieces by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa Although to the majority be derived f opening the back, watchi the pulsations of the balanc wheel, and listening to th steady tick, can often instill new level of appreciation. From the century until late 19th the mid 20t century, many manufacture in Switzerland, Great Brita and the United States produ incredibly high quality po watches known for accurac ability, and durability. Toda watch prices are a bargain against compa- rable wrist watches. The The Industrial Revolution brought and quality up. Further, and interchangeability to watch manufacture sped production to unheard-of levels, driving pr downward chemis metallurgists, and physicists worked out suitab lubricants, mitigating the effects of magnetism and myriad other issues affecting the timepieces of the day. Thus, road-grade watch of the average 21-jewel American railthe mid 1940s—a “B.W Raymond” model made by the Elgin Watch com pany of Elgin, Illinois, for instance—has astound ing quality, evidenced not only in its ability to kee time but also in style and ease of repair. From hand-fi red porcelain dial to patterns engraved the main plates (damascening), to the solid gold and jewel settings of the movement, the pride des w Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Ferrari Bicycles Ferrari's Formula One team is off the mark this year. Maybe it's because their engineers have been wasting valuable resources designing bicycles rather than crunching wind tunnel data on the F60. The Italian company has just introduced nine new two-wheelers, from the tiny CX-10 for baby Schumachers to the top-end CX-70 cruiser for men. All feature hand-fi nished aluminum frames with Ferrari graphics and badging (naturally), and several include amenities like front and rear disc brakes, supple leather saddles, and full suspension. Prices range from $265 to $3,195. www .speedgear.com. Fastest wine on earth Australia's Elderton Wines has released what must be the coolest wine ever—the 2008 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz. The GTS is named for the company's co-founder, who just happened to be a lover of fast cars. The bottle, designed by marketing company Fuller, incorporates cues from the contemporary Holden GTS, complete with slanted vents, racing stripes, aggressive lettering, and—get this—a 6-speed shift pattern on the top. And the juice inside ain't half bad, either; Wine 100 magazine rates it at 92 points. Never has the line between collector car and collector wine been so blurry. $58/bottle. www.eldertonwines.com.au. true con Time Piec Time Piec Pieces by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa A s by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa Although to the majority be derived f opening the back, watchi the pulsations of the balanc wheel, and listening to th steady tick, can often instill new level of appreciation. From the century until late 19th the mid 20t century, many manufacture in Switzerland, Great Brita and the United States produ incredibly high quality po watches known for accurac ability, and durability. Toda watch prices are a bargain against compa- rable wrist watches. The Industrial Revolution brought and quality up. Further, and interchangeability to watch manufacture sped production to unheard-of levels, driving pr downward chemis metallurgists, and physicists worked out suitab lubricants, mitigating the effects of magnetism and myriad other issues affecting the timepieces of the day. Thus, road-grade watch of the average 21-jewel American rail- the mid 1940s—a “B.W Raymond” model made by the Elgin Watch com pany of Elgin, Illinois, for instance—has astound ing quality, evidenced not only in its ability to kee time but also in style and ease of repair. From hand-fi red porcelain dial to patterns engraved the main plates (damascening), to the solid gold and jewel settings of the movement, the pride des w Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Ferrari Bicycles Ferrari's Formula One team is off the mark this year. Maybe it's because their engineers have been wasting valuable resources designing bicycles rather than crunching wind tunnel data on the F60. The Italian company has just introduced nine new two-wheel- ers, from the tiny CX-10 for baby Schumachers to the top-end CX-70 cruiser for men. All feature hand-fi nished aluminum frames with Ferrari graphics and badging (natu- rally), and several include amenities like front and rear disc brakes, supple leather saddles, and full suspension. Prices range from $265 to $3,195. www .speedgear.com. Fastest wine on earth Australia's Elderton Wines has released what must be the coolest wine ever—the 2008 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz. The GTS is named for the company's co-founder, who just happened to be a lover of fast cars. The bottle, designed by marketing company Fuller, incorporates cues from the contemporary Holden GTS, complete with slanted vents, racing stripes, aggressive lettering, and—get this—a 6-speed shift pattern on the top. And the juice inside ain't half bad, either; Wine 100 magazine rates it at 92 points. Never has the line between collector car and collector wine been so blurry. $58/bottle. www.eldertonwines.com.au. true con compelling compelling history of pocke manufacture, combined wit pleasure built into these machines is nt. Pieces by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa Although to the majority be derived f opening the back, watchi the pulsations of the balanc wheel, and listening to th steady tick, can often instill new level of appreciation. From the century until late 19th the mid 20t century, many manufacture in Switzerland, Great Brita and the United States produ incredibly high quality po watches known for accurac ability, and durability. Toda watch prices are a bargain against compa- rable wrist watches. The Industrial Revolution brought and quality up. Further, and interchangeability to watch manufacture sped production to unheard-of levels, driving pr downward chemis metallurgists, and physicists worked out suitab lubricants, mitigating the effects of magnetism and myriad other issues affecting the timepieces of the day. Thus, road-grade watch of the average 21-jewel American rail- the mid 1940s—a “B.W Raymond” model made by the Elgin Watch com pany of Elgin, Illinois, for instance—has astound ing quality, evidenced not only in its ability to kee time but also in style and ease of repair. From hand-fi red porcelain dial to patterns engraved the main plates (damascening), to the solid gold and jewel settings of the movement, the pride des w Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Ferrari Bicycles Ferrari's Formula One team is off the mark this year. Maybe it's because their engineers have been wasting valuable resources designing bicycles rather than crunching wind tunnel data on the F60. The Italian company has just introduced nine new two-wheel- ers, from the tiny CX-10 for baby Schumachers to the top-end CX-70 cruiser for men. All feature hand-fi nished aluminum frames with Ferrari graphics and badging (natu- rally), and several include amenities like front and rear disc brakes, supple leather saddles, and full suspension. Prices range from $265 to $3,195. www .speedgear.com. Fastest wine on earth Australia's Elderton Wines has released what must be the coolest wine ever—the 2008 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz. The GTS is named for the company's co-founder, who just happened to be a lover of fast cars. The bottle, designed by marketing company Fuller, incorporates cues from the contemporary Holden GTS, complete with slanted vents, racing stripes, aggressive lettering, and—get this—a 6-speed shift pattern on the top. And the juice inside ain't half bad, either; Wine 100 magazine rates it at 92 points. Never has the line between collector car and collector wine been so blurry. $58/bottle. www.eldertonwines.com.au. true con compelling history of pocke manufacture, combined wit pleasure built into these machines is nt. ains ains of the mid-19th century track in opposite direcs and computerized switchand signal systems hadn't t been invented, the safety f personnel, w equipment, reight, and passengers fell o conductors and engineers who relied on their mechanial watches. An 1891 train wreck in pton, Ohio, which was hown to be caused by faulty the cat- ev Model Details Production Date: c.1943 Best place to wear one: Brush off your three-piece suit (we know you have one), tuck the watch into your vest pocket, and head to the retired banker's cocktail party at the Fairmont on Nob Hill Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.trusted-forwarder.org/elgin bout rigid standards to which watches de, serviced, and inspected. Though evolved over some years, most railroad the day had characteristics in comPieces by Alex Hofber 1940s Elgin Pocket Watch collectors collect wrist wa Although to the majority be derived f opening the back, watchi the pulsations of the balanc wheel, and listening to th steady tick, can often instill new level of appreciation. From the century until late 19th the mid 20t century, many manufacture in Switzerland, Great Brita and the United States produ incredibly high quality po watches known for accurac ability, and durability. Toda watch prices are a bargain against compa- rable wrist watches. The Industrial Revolution brought and quality up. Further, and interchangeability to watch manufacture sped production to unheard-of levels, driving pr downward chemis metallurgists, and physicists worked out suitab lubricants, mitigating the effects of magnetism and myriad other issues affecting the timepieces of the day. Thus, road-grade watch of the average 21-jewel American rail- the mid 1940s—a “B.W Raymond” model made by the Elgin Watch com pany of Elgin, Illinois, for instance—has astound ing quality, evidenced not only in its ability to kee time but also in style and ease of repair. From hand-fi red porcelain dial to patterns engraved the main plates (damascening), to the solid gold and jewel settings of the movement, the pride des w Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Ferrari Bicycles Ferrari's Formula One team is off the mark this year. Maybe it's because their engineers have been wasting valuable resources designing bicycles rather than crunching wind tunnel data on the F60. The Italian company has just introduced nine new two-wheel- ers, from the tiny CX-10 for baby Schumachers to the top-end CX-70 cruiser for men. All feature hand-fi nished aluminum frames with Ferrari graphics and badging (natu- rally), and several include amenities like front and rear disc brakes, supple leather saddles, and full suspension. Prices range from $265 to $3,195. www .speedgear.com. Fastest wine on earth Australia's Elderton Wines has released what must be the coolest wine ever—the 2008 Neil Ashmead Grand Tourer Shiraz. The GTS is named for the company's co-founder, who just happened to be a lover of fast cars. The bottle, designed by marketing company Fuller, incorporates cues from the contemporary Holden GTS, complete with slanted vents, racing stripes, aggressive lettering, and—get this—a 6-speed shift pattern on the top. And the juice inside ain't half bad, either; Wine 100 magazine rates it at 92 points. Never has the line between collector car and collector wine been so blurry. $58/bottle. www.eldertonwines.com.au. true con compelling history of pocke manufacture, combined wit pleasure built into these machines is nt. ains of the mid-19th century track in opposite direc- s and computerized switch- and signal systems hadn't t been invented, the safety f personnel, w equipment, reight, and passengers fell o conductors and engineers who relied on their mechani- al watches. An 1891 train wreck in pton, Ohio, which was hown to be caused by faulty the cat- ev Model Details Production Date: c.1943 Best place to wear one: Brush off your three-piece suit (we know you have one), tuck the watch into your vest pocket, and head to the retired banker's cocktail party at the Fairmont on Nob Hill Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.trusted-forwarder.org/elgin bout rigid standards to which watches de, serviced, and inspected. Though evolved over some years, most railroad the day had characteristics in com- lroad- lroad watches tended to have at least wels (synthetic ruby bearings), bold, y-to-read hands and Arabic numer, open-face cases, and a system for hanging the time that was not accomlished through the winder or “crown” ut instead used a setting lever, which nsured that the time could not be hrown off by accident. As few people wear a pocket watch n a daily basis, they are well-suited for mmemorative gifts such as graduas and retirements. Given that these fi ne eepers can be found readily from any of sources—often in superb condinder $500, they offer fantastic value. is best): 20 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1935 Audi 225 Front Drive Special Roadster This year marks the centennial anniversaries of several European automakers, including Audi. As with many companies, it's a time for celebration and reminding enthusiasts of all their accomplishments, as well as some what-ifs and could-have-beens. Such is the case with Audi's re-creation of the 225 Front Drive Special Roadster from 1935. An extremely fi ne and highly detailed 1:18-scale Model Details Production Date: 2009– Quantity: 16,000-plus Ratings: model of this Audi has been produced by Classical Model Cars (CMC). Apparently Audi only built two of these, and both were prototypes. The car was fi rst exhibited in white at the 1935 International Motor Show in Berlin. Neither of the original two cars are accessible today, and the story goes that either they no longer exist or they are hidden. Maybe they are future barn fi nds? For Audi's centennial exhibit, Audi Tradition commissioned the coachbuilding fi rm Zinke to re-create one car using an original chassis. With only archival photographs as a guide, they fabricated a new replica body. CMC is a German fi rm, and all of their models are produced in China. Until Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.cmc-modelcars.com/us CMC announced this model, I had no idea that the real car had ever existed. I didn't doubt it, but I wasn't aware of it. It's a nice car, but certainly not on my list of cars to model, especially having to commit a huge amount of money to tooling and production. That said, this model is very impressive, especially from an engineering standpoint. And I believe CMC's claims that each is made up of more than 1,600 individual parts. The 1:1 re-creation is all white with a red interior, and in the photos I've seen, it looks great. Again, judging by those photos, I would have to say that CMC has done a fi ne job of capturing the car, and while some shapes may not be exact, they are very close. As mentioned, the real car is white, but the three standard versions offered by CMC are in two-tone color combinations: white with red as shown, silver with blue, and yellow with black. Only the silver and blue car comes with a red interior. To make matters even more confusing, there is an all-white version made for Audi that can be obtained from some overseas dealers, but at a higher cost. The model has so much detail everywhere that I can only point out a sample. It has a complete chassis with all the bits, including simulated wood frame and completely detailed and functional multi-piece leaf suspension front and rear. Unhook the tiny hood latches to raise the thin double-hinged hood and the fully wired and plumbed engine is revealed. Back to that hood for a moment: The side panels are made of ultra-thin metal, which has all of the louvers stamped in, and they're open. The panels are most likely made from copper sheet. The painted white wire wheels are excellent. The spokes are very delicate and they even have simulated truing nuts at the bottom of each. Seats and door panels are covered in leather, which looks pretty good. Sparse as it is, the rest of the interior looks great. The list of fi ne detail is extensive, and there are more working features. CMC refers to these models as limited editions, which in reality they are not, since so many are being made—up to 4,000 pieces of each version. We've been down this “limited edition” road before, so I'll leave it at that. Buy one, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Just allow a lot of time to look and play, and at around $319 each, you do get a lot of model for your money. Available from CMC Model Cars, 585.292.7280. ½ Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Fast Ladies: Female Racing Drivers, 1888–1970 By Jean-Francois Bouzanquet, Veloce, 176 pages, $37.77 (Amazon) Jesse Alexander's iconic por- trait of Jim Clark, goggles down after a race, haggard, spent, staring straight at the camera, typifi es what we assume to be the heroic truth of a racing driver: It is a portrait of intensity. In Fast Ladies, a similar portrait of Mildred Bruce tells a different story. In it, the Honorable Mrs. Victor Bruce, who used her husband's title freely to get her access to racing, stares at the camera, a leather helmet and goggles framing a freckled face and wry grin. She doesn't lack the intensity or desire of Clark, but the twinkle in her eyes says, “It's all a bit of a lark, isn't it,” a notion underscored by the strands of pearls she always wore. ss Fast Ladies tells the story of Bruce and other singular women across nearly a century—women who, to compete, fi rst had to fi ght for the chance to race. They were characters one and all. Violette Morris learned speed and control behind the wheel of a Verdun ambulance in 1914, and when Morris, a fl amboyant lesbian who favored men's suits and hung out in Paris with Josephine Baker, was offered the seat in a Benjamin cyclecar for the 1922 Bol d'Or as a publicity stunt, she turned the joke around and won the race. Fay Taylour, known as “Lady Leadfoot,” grew up rac- ing motorcycles on cinder tracks, then oval speed tracks, before making her racing debut at Brooklands in 1931. She raced around the world for a decade. After getting tossed in prison in 1940 for three years for being a Nazi sympathizer (she was the mistress of British Fascist leader Oswald Mosley, father of current FIA president Max Mosley), she couldn't stay away from racing, winding up racing midgets on dirt. Women attacked and succeeded at tracks (Cristabel Carlisle fi ghting for the podium in a Mini at Brands Hatch and Silverstone) and on the rally circuit (Pat Moss's stunning rally career in the '60s, topped only by Michele Mouton in the '70s). They broke through at Indianapolis, and in Formula One. Fast Ladies is a fast, engaging portrait of the women racers who broke the rules for women at large in their personal quest for a spot on the grid. Provenance: Well-researched, short biographies tell the personal stories of groundbreaking women. The addition of hundreds of fascinating, detailed images ties it all together in an informative package. Fit and fi nish: Easy design, well-reproduced historical images, and a breezy style tell each story with a clear sense of the women, rather than a soulless list of accomplishments. Drivability: Pick any page and fi nd yourself fascinated and charmed by the women of racing. They raced and broke down barriers around the world. Bouzanquet takes us along for a charming, informative ride, and at the end you can't help being delighted. 22 Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Morgan Plus 4 Plus 4 Plusses (and Minuses) Factory support of older Morgans is incredible. With simply a serial number, the gang in Malvern Link can supply or make just about anything for a Plus 4 by Rob Sass T here has always been an enthusiastic market (albeit a limited one) for anachronisms. Vinyl records and mechanical watches are in most respects inferior to CDs and quartz watches, but they are infinitely more charming than their modern mass-market replacements. So it is with Morgans. Ironically, the distinctly pre-war Plus 4, introduced in 1950, had by 1955 already outlived several modern sports cars such as the Jowett Jupiter and Swallow Doretti. Remarkably, the Plus 4 would last until the turn of the century, with the original car discontinued in 2000 and then revived in 2004. As with most low-volume manufacturers who are dependent on others for major components, precise cut-off points for various production variations are often difficult to determine with precision. It is generally accepted, however, that the classic flat-radiator or “flat-rad” Series I Plus 4 was built from 1950 to '54. In 1954, the attractive cowledradiator design that continues to this day was introduced. Initially the Plus 4 came only with the venerable Standard Vanguard 2,088-cc four that made about 68 hp. Around 1953, the 1,991-cc TR2 unit making about 90 hp was introduced. Engine changes roughly tracked those of the latest Triumph models, with the switch made to a TR3 unit in 1956 and the TR4 2,138-cc unit standard as of 1962. All TR4s through 1969 came with a Moss 4-speed gearbox. The Super Sports introduced in 1961 came with a potent 116 hp tuned TR3 unit. Driving position an acquired taste Much has been made of the allegedly punishing ride of the Plus 4, which is the product of a sliding-pillar front suspension design that dates back 100 years. Having spent some time recently in a Plus 4 on some admittedly well-maintained Connecticut back roads, I have to say that while perhaps a bit jouncy and not terribly compliant, I wouldn't characterize the ride as particularly demonical. The driving position, on the other hand, is an acquired taste. The large wheel is quite vertical and very much in your chest. The dash is a traditional wood plank with some of the prettiest Smiths gauges ever seen in a British car. Most have a cream white face and the combination gauges are unique to Morgan. Seats are rather flat and not particularly supportive. Some of the drophead coupes had air bladders in the seat cushions to allow for different levels of firmness; Morgan owners in colder climes have been known to fill the cushions with hot water before setting out on chilly mornings. Plus 4 performance is roughly on par with the Details Years produced: 1950–present Number produced: n/a, continues Original list price: $3,284 (1965) SCM Valuation: $30,000–$50,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor caps: $17.95 Chassis #: Firewall Engine #: Left side of engine block, behind coil mounting Club: Morgan Plus 4 Club 5073 Melbourne Dr. Cypress, CA 90630 More: www.mog.org Alternatives: 1953–55 Triumph TR2 1953–55 Austin-Healey 100, 1953–55 MG TF SCM Investment Grade: B 24 corresponding Triumph model from which the engine was sourced in most areas, with the exception of top speed, where the Morgan's aerodynamics work against it. The Super Sport obviously is a cut above the standard TR3, with Road & Track managing to push one from 0–60 mph in well under ten seconds. More so than most cars, Morgans can conceal a huge amount of hidden body and frame issues. Cars that look sound can on further inspection become major projects. Body rust can be particularly problematic, with even cowls and firewalls susceptible to terminal rust. Contrary to popular misconception, unlike a Marcos, the frame of a Plus 4 is steel rather than wood. Plus 4 frames can (and do) rust. It is of course the body tub frames that are made of wood. The metal panels around the passenger compartment are all attached to a wood frame, which is subject to rot. Door sag and fit can give this condition away. The horror of purchasing a tired Morgan can be somewhat mitigated by the fact that factory support of older models is nothing short of incredible. With simply a serial number, the factory in Malvern Link can supply or make just about anything for a Plus 4. Woodwork and even complete bodies can be obtained at prices that, while hardly cheap, are nothing in comparison to what Ferrari Classiche would charge. Drivetrain bits that are Triumph sourced are, of course, inexpensive and easily obtained. Exceedingly lovely drophead coupe Body styles consisted of the classic two-seat road- ster, a rather ungraceful four-seater, and the exceedingly lovely drophead coupe. The last adds a bit of weight from roll-up windows, a more fully kitted interior, and a pretty three-position top. The Plus 4 Plus was a rather unpopular experiment in which a modern fiberglass envelope body was married to the traditional Plus 4 frame. Morgan traditionalists hated it and few others found it to be a credible Lotus alternative. It was, however, quite beautiful and rare, with only 26 units produced. Contemporaneously with the introduction of the Plus 8 in 1968, supplies of the TR4 engine dried up and that was largely it for the Plus 4 in the U.S. The car was re-introduced on several occasions with everything from Fiat to Rover to Ford Duratec power. Few of these, however, came to the U.S. As collectibles, ordinary Plus 4 two-seaters seldom seem to do better than the high $30k range, or around 20% better than an MG TF 1500. Given the fact that the Plus 4 is in my estimation at least 50% better than the MG, one would have to consider it rather underpriced. Ditto for the very elegant drophead coupe and potent Super Sport. Morgans tend to trade in a bit thinner market than MGs, and the 4-cylinder cars seem to be overshadowed by the Plus 8, so it's doubtful that any serious appreciation is in the cards. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Legal Files Martin Emmison How to Buy a Car in Europe There's no uniform code of ownership within the EEC, but each country has documents that will protect you in your transaction by Martin Emmison A fter John Draneas's learned article (April, p. 34) on the title pitfalls of buying a collector car in the U.S., here's a European perspective. Or, as the exam question might have read: “How is your answer different if you were buying the car of your dreams in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, or The Netherlands? In spite of the European Union (which doesn't in- clude Switzerland, Norway, and Finland), each country still retains its own system of title, registration, and licensing motor vehicles. There is no standardized DMV, let alone a Europe-wide search for liens. Great Britain Let's start with the chaotic title system in the U.K., with which (as a Brit) I am most familiar. Until the late 1970s, the only vehicle document was a paper logbook, which served as both title and stamped record of payment of the road tax. With the computer age, the U.K. government adopted an electronic registration system for all new and used cars. However, it did not include a universal register of titles, liens, registration details, roadworthiness (MOT) tests, insurance, and payment of road tax. The government's interest lay in collecting taxes and parking tickets and helping the police to gouge the downtrodden motorist. Be aware that the V5C registration is not a title docu- ment, although most people treat it as such. To establish title to a valuable car with any certainty, you must see past invoices or bills of sale that verify the ownership chain. Worse, there is no system for registration of liens or security interests, nor a reliable public search system to establish that there are none. There is a commercially run search facility to check lease and finance agreements which the lender has registered, but it is neither comprehensive nor compulsory. When buying an expensive car, the answer is to hire a friendly lawyer to negotiate these pitfalls. If you are buying from a corporate entity, a public search will disclose any mortgages or liens. In the case of an individual seller, always check that he is not an undischarged bankrupt. You'll also need a license to export from the U.K. a car that is more than 50 years old. While normally a formality, I recently heard of a license being refused to export a pre-WWI Napier. France In France, the key registration docu- ment is the Certificat d'Immatriculation, normally called the Carte Grise. This is not a title docu1919 Turcat-Mery, under wraps before being returned to France as a National Treasure ment, but certifies that the car is registered in the relevant département (county) of France. The Carte Grise is issued either by the Préfecture de Police or in large towns by the police department located in the town hall (Mairie). Title is established by a transfer certificate, invoice, or bill of sale from the previous owner. Upon completion of the sale, the seller must write “vendue le xxx” (sold on [date]) on the Carte Grise and then sign it. Importantly, he must also complete and sign a Certificat de Vente (the official sale certificate), together with a Certificat de non gage (which means that the vehicle is free of lien) and a safety inspection certificate. If the car is not free of liens, the Certificat de non gage must say so. The purchaser should only proceed if the Certificat de non gage shows the phrase Véhicule non gage. The safety inspection certificate must be less than three months old for a purchaser to register the car. Once a buyer has these documents, he must go to the Préfecture de Police or the Mairie with a completed demande de certificat d'immatriculation, his passport, or Carte Nationale d'Identité and a recent utility bill. Complications arise when a car is classified as a “National Treasure” (objet classé monument historique), and it is subject to a very strict export regime. When such a car is to be sold, French law requires a formal representation by the seller to the buyer that the car is classified as such, and a notification by the seller to the relevant central government authority within 15 days of completion of the sale. The authorities may then decide that classified objects are not to leave French territory, and if they do so, that amounts to an absolute export prohibition. This issue arose most recently in the case of the 1919 Turcat-Mery, which received some publicity after its seizure in the U.S. last summer by U.S. Homeland Security. While this issue is uncommon, it's a factor if you're thinking of buying a significant classic in France. 26 Sports Car Market

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Germany In Germany, there are two official documents for a car. The first is the Fahrzeugschein (vehicle registration document), and the second is the Fahrzeugbrief (vehicle title). In 2005, these documents were officially renamed Zulassungsbescheinigung Teil I and Teil II, respectively. [As usual, the German language wins the “longest word” competition—ED.] The Fahrzeugschein contains key data, such as the make, model, chassis number, date of first registration, and the date on which the next roadworthiness test (TUV) falls due. However, the Fahrzeugschein is not proof of title. For this you need the Fahrzeugbrief, which records the current registered owner and all past owners. The Fahrzeugbrief is only issued once in relation to each car and should be kept with the car even when it is removed from the register. Any sale that takes place without the original Fahrzeugbrief will be deemed made in bad faith. It is essential in Germany that a seller is in possession of this part of the certificate of registration. This is particularly important, because the Fahrzeugbrief is usually handed over to the lender when the car is used as security, or otherwise to secure a third-party claim. Therefore, the absence of the Fahrzeugbrief should make you very suspicious—it's a deal-breaker. German authorities have recently recognized the importance of a complete ownership history. They often allow the owner to retain old Fahrzeugbriefe (with no space for new entries) as a record of the past owners, instead of these being collected by the authorities and destroyed. Be sure when purchasing a German-registered car that you obtain all of the registration documents, including old ones. There are no export restrictions for collector cars in Germany. Italy In Italy, the libretto, or carta di circo- lazione is the national registration docu- ment. This lists the car's chassis/VIN number, its technical data and roadworthiness status, and registration details. It should also record the first and subsequent owners, but beware—the libretto/carta is not proof of ownership. For this you need the certificato di proprieta, which until 1990 was called the foglio complementare. (How come even a car document sounds exciting in Italian?) This certificato, when authenticated by a Notary or other official, is registered in each Italian province by the Pubblico Registro Automobilistico (PRA), an automobile records office usually located near the local office of the Automobile Club d'Italia. This government branch collects and stores bills of sale and official changes of ownership. For a nominal fee, you can obtain a visura, which demonstrates the chain of ownership up to the current legal owner of the car. The visura will also contain details of any liens (ipoteca) registered against the car. If there are no current records shown on the visura (discharged mortgages will be stamped “cancellata”), a buyer is protected against any claims. When acquiring a car in Italy, if you have the libretto/carta and a lien-free cer- tificato, you will be entitled to complete your purchase and export it. If you wish to remove a car from the Italian register (radiata), you must again obtain a formal bill of sale in your name, but you must also return the original plates to the PRA, which will issue a certificate of cancellation. The car can then be exported, but is not road-legal in Italy without plates. Switzerland In Switzerland, there is only one official document containing vehicle registration and ownership details. Unfortunately, being Swiss, the name can be in French, German, or Italian, depending on the area. The Fahrzeugausweis, Permis de Circulation, Licenza di circolazione, or Certificat da vehichel contains the make, model, and chassis number of the car and details of the current owner. It acts as evidence of roadworthiness and should include the date of the last test and the address where the car is kept. Technically, the Fahrzeugausweis is not proof of legal ownership, but a buyer who has been provided with a valid Fahrzeugausweis will be protected against third-party claims, as long as the sale is above board. In addition, any foreignregistered car that is kept in Switzerland for more than twelve months should be registered for a Fahrzeugausweis and Swiss registration plates. No export licence is required to take a car out of Switzerland The Netherlands In The Netherlands, title to a car is similar to the U.K. system, in that there is no title document or reliable method of checking for liens. Cars are recorded on the Kentekenregister (register of licence plate numbers) and each car is issued with a Kentekenbewijs (license plate number certificate). Part of the Kentenkenbewijs is called the Kopie deel III, which sets out the license plate number, the original meld (reporting) code of the plates, the name of the current holder, his address and date of birth, and the date on which the registration began. In principle, the person in possession of the Kopie deel III is the person who has the authority to transfer the license plate into someone else's name. But the Kopie deel III states that it cannot be relied upon as evidence of legal title. Dutch law sets out conditions that will protect a buyer from subsequent claim by an unknown third party, including anyone claiming a charge or lien over the car. The requirements are as follows: 1. Delivery of the car must have taken place with a valid title 2. The purchase must have been in good faith (i.e. the buyer was not aware of any other claims on the car) 3. The transfer of the car must not have been for free (money must change hands), BUT 4. Within three years of the purchase, the buyer must provide information about his purchase, when requested to do so by a past owner who claims ownership. If a buyer follows these conditions, all third-party claims will be null and void. One major exception to this rule is if the car was stolen. Within three years of the date on which the theft took place, the rightful owner of the car (provided he can establish ownership) can reclaim possession from any person, except where the car was acquired from a normal motor trader, not at a public auction or public market [In an email exchange with Emmison, he agreed the implication here is that after three years, the person from whom the car was stolen no longer has a claim to it—KM]. When the car is still in the possession of the thief, or when it has been sold to a third party with knowledge of the original theft, this right to reclaim is extended to 20 years. If a car is repossessed in such a manner, the buyer's only recourse is against the seller. Finally, an export licence is not required to export a car from The Netherlands. As historic cars are my main area of legal activity, any reader planning to buy a car in Europe is welcome to contact me at memmison@gdlaw.co.uk. Or you may want to contact one of the specialist lawyers who helped compile this article: For Germany—Julian Westpfahl, j.westpfahl@skwschwarz.de For The Netherlands—Hans-Hoegen Dijkhof, hd@hd-dutchlawyers.nl For Switzerland—Urs Schmid, mail@advoschmid.ch ♦ October 2009 27

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Collecting Thoughts On Rallying Why I Rally (and Why You Should Too) If a husband and wife are rallying together, it's the best answer to the “You never talk to me” syndrome. In the car you have to communicate by Donald Osborne I Why Rally? Court Cross From: New London, NH Car: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Number of Rallies: More than I can remember I've done most of my rallying with my son, and quality time with him is the motivation. He's a busy guy with four kids, so sitting in the car together for four hours a day is a gift. I'd also say that if a husband and wife are rallying together, it's the best answer to the “You never talk to me” syndrome. In the car you have to communicate. Terry Smith From: Isle of Palms, SC Car: 1972 Intermeccanica Italia Number of Rallies: Maybe nine or so Well, I like the cars, but it's really the people. A great group of folks, well-executed organization, luggage handling, hotels, wonderful roads, and nice places to stay. My least favorite thing is when it rains. Hans Abrahams From: Old Greenwich, CT Car: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Number of Rallies: This is the fi rst, of which I hope to be many I wanted a chance to drive the car in the manner in which it was created, with a group of like-spirited people. Being chased by a big-block Corvette, then a Ferrari 250 Spyder, next a Porsche 356, was amazing. n May, SCMers Rich and Jean Taylor started off the 2009 season of Vintage Rallies with the 18th running of the New England 1000. Through the backroads of New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, the Taylors once again demonstrated their skills as route planners, hotel and restaurant scouts, and unfailing equanimity as hosts, while displaying organizational skills capable of moving Hannibal across the Alps. While I could recite a litany of the pleasures to be found during the event, I thought it better to have some rallyists, both veteran and novice, tell SCM why they were there. Those of you who've never done a rally might fi nd insight into why so many of us rally so frequently. What's Your Perfect Rally Car? My 300SL, which I drove on many rallies. I was the second owner, drove the hell out of it and only did regular maintenance. I couldn't keep up with the Lamborghinis and Ferraris on the straights, but caught them in the corners. Something that doesn't break. A car with American power like this one is great, so if it does let you down, you can get parts from NAPA if you have to. Oh, and it has to be comfortable. Number one, a car that doesn't overheat, unlike my Tiger. It has to be a convertible, so I can put the top down, with a great-sounding engine and one that handles well for all the curvy roads. What Do You Say to a Newbie? Go to a driving school—learn to drive your car well and you'll be safe, and able to have the maximum fun. Come for the great roads, superb organization, and terrifi c people. The planning is so good that even if you live in the area where a rally is run, you will almost certainly go on roads you never knew existed. I read about this rally fi rst in SCM, so I knew what to expect. I'd say do a rally because you can be exposed to a level of passion in the classic car world that you can't get from reading a book or going to a show. Cross 28 Smith Abrahams Hayes Schwager Sports Car Market

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Why Rally? Joe Hayes From: Chicago, IL Car: 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Number of Rallies: Fifteen over ten years I live in downtown Chicago, so I can't exercise my cars the way they should be. I also enjoy the camaraderie of the group. Frankly, I'm here for the touring part, not so much the timespeed-distance aspect. This rally is great because you can choose how you want to run it. But I want to do some rallies in Europe next and those are pretty serious affairs. Chuck Schwager From: Salem, NH Car: 1970 Iso Grifo Number of Rallies: Two New England 1000s Last year my wife gave me the perfect birthday gift—entry in the 2008 NE 1000. We had pouring rain, so I had to come back. Rich and Jean do a wonderful job; it's all about the people, meeting other idiots with the same compulsion. And of course the chance to drive your car the way you want to but can't everyday. Steven Harris From: New York, NY Car: 1958 Porsche 356 / 1973 911 Hot Rod Number of Rallies: Four Vintage Rallies events, ten total Miles Collier From: Naples, FL Car: 1928 Packard Prototype Number of Rallies: Eighteen Vintage Rallies events, 45 total Jaime Muldoon From: Guadalajara, MEX Car: 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cab Series II Number of Rallies: Eight or nine Vintage Rallies events, Copperstate 1000, Tour de España Matt deGarmo From: Norwalk, CT Car: 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe Number of Rallies: Third NE 1000 with Vintage Rallies and my own eightyear-old single-day rally, the DeGarmo Ltd. Fall Tour Marc Perlman From: New Fairfield, CT Car: 1999 Jaguar XK8 Convertible (‘68 AMX in waiting) Number of Rallies: Six with Vintage Rallies, but many TSD rallies in the “slide rule” days with my wife Renee, who's very good Chris Nast From: Hartland, VT Car: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Number of Rallies: Fifth rally with Vintage Rallies, plus a few others, but none so well organized It allows you to escape from the world and to forget everyday stresses. I go to shows, events, and auctions, but this is what I enjoy most. I would love to do the Tour Auto or 1000 Millas Sport Argentinas. You get to spend time in cool cars and socialize with like-minded individuals. It's a test to see if you can go the distance, and every car can be accepted for what it is. It's much more fun than a concours. Most of all, wonderful people. I get to know really interesting people from all over the States and outside of the country. You can go back to the origins and roots of this type of car and explore its limits and yours. The rallies are the proper scenario to drive in a spirited, safe, and fun way. The original idea was from a marketing standpoint—to meet people I might not ordinarily meet to whom I might sell cars. Now, it's really more about fun. I road-test the hell out of everything I sell, so it's useful to rally the cars I sell. We enjoy the driving, the countryside, people, food, and wine. What's Your Perfect Rally Car? I'd probably say a Porsche 911 RS. It's got balance, power, it's easy to drive and easy to fix. What Do You Say to a Newbie? Anyone with a real enthusiasm for driving should do it. You get to spend time with people of comparable interests. One your wife likes to ride in that is both comfortable and fast. Make sure you have a cell phone provider with good coverage area, just in case. It depends on the rally. I haven't driven the same car twice on any event. But for me, just about any Porsche would do. It's a great mixture of people— where else would you meet an engineer, a hedge fund manager, a fireman, a hamburger magnate, and an opera singer all in the same place? Something you wouldn't drive everyday, and well sorted so it doesn't break. Vintage rallies are great value for money—there's a variety for any price, and you can get the thrill of driving your neat old car on great roads. An open car, with a top. A two-seater preferably, manual transmission. Rear-wheel drive, as it gives me the feel to explore my limits. Feeling the sun and the wind in your face and hearing the engine. Oh, and good windshield wipers in case it rains. Something with horsepower, unlike my Porsche here. Comfortable seats—any seat works for a day, but for four they have to do the job well. Something very stylish and cool, with enough passing power—and wipers. If it's an open car, a top that fits really well. Perhaps the most fun was the 135MS Delahaye. No top, no doors, no windows, and one racing windshield. Renee had to wear a balaclava and goggles. It was fast and fun until it caught fire on the second rally. On our first rally it rained every day. Renee was wearing green leather gloves and she had green hands. The organization of Rich and Jean—the stops, the cars and driving. Shows like Pebble Beach are interesting, but they've become more about the personalities than the cars and driving. It has a combination of handling, and tear-away power. I collect Mercedes-Benzes and most can be a bit frustrating to rally. The 280SL has a great suspension and good comfort. When you're in an open car, it's got to have a top that seals pretty well and roll-up windows. I hope we're not a dying breed—in the past few rallies it's been great to see young people who come alive when they experience it. Get your car really well sorted. The last thing you want to do is break down. Be prepared to have more fun than you expect. Bring a car and a checkbook. Rich and Jean's rallies are a perfect combination of driving, competition, and relaxing. Go over the car so it doesn't fail you—any sporty car will do for the NE 1000. For the Mountain Mille rally in West Virginia, you'll want better handling. If you're interested in SCM, you should be interested in vintage rallying. Whether you drive to win or goof up, it doesn't matter. Just go with the opportunity to learn so much more about cars than you do. Pray for good weather, health, and good mechanical operations. Harris October 2009 Collier Muldoon deGarmo Perlman Nast 29

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14th Annual Keels & Wheels Events Texas Two-Step Keeping Cool at Classy Chassis 1948 Delahaye 135MS, Best of Show Wheels on the ground, keels in the harbor visitors descended on the 14th Annual Keels & Wheels the weekend of May 2–3. The event returned to Lakewood Yacht Club in I Seabrook, Texas, with proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs and Houston PBS. Duesenberg and cars of Carroll Shelby were the honored marques, and seven Duesenbergs graced the field, along with 24 Shelby-related muscle cars, race cars, and Cobras. Meanwhile, the harbor was packed with wooden Chris Craft and Century runabouts, sail boats, and vintage cruising yachts. Judging was headed by Bill Warner, founder of Amelia Island Concours, and Bob Van Guilder of the Antique & Classic Boat Society. While Frank and Millie Ricciardelli claimed Best of Show—American, for their 1935 Model J Dual Cowl Duesenberg Phaeton, SCMers Peter & Merle Mullin took Best of Show—European for their sensational 1939 Delahaye 165. People's Choice went to Chuck Swimmer and his 1938 Peugeot Darl'mat 402 Roadster. Other highlights of the event included the display of the controversial Tucker convertible project, an unfinished restoration that is claimed to be the only ragtop Tucker to have left the factory during the brief production run. And unveiled for the first time was the WaterCar, which inventor David March drove into the harbor and cruised around the boat show. The WaterCar will reportedly do 100 mph on land and 60 mph in the water—a bit more pep than an Amphicar. SCM Publisher Keith Martin served as Master of Ceremonies and presided over awards presentations for both cars and boats. With the Worldwide Auctioneers sale now firmly es- tablished as a part of the weekend (this year's event saw 68 of 106 cars sell for $5m), Keels & Wheels is a fantastic way to kick off the concours season. If you're planning next year's car calendar and haven't experienced Keels & Wheels, you should add it to your list for May 1-2. For information about the 2010 event, go to www.keels-wheels.com. n spite of the recession, swine flu scare, and weather worries, 200 classic cars, 74 vintage boats, and 14,000 SCMer Class Winners & Placers at Keels & Wheels Don Blenderman—Houston, TX 1954 Kurtis Kraft 500C Indianapolis Roadster Joseph Blount—Houston, TX 1970 Chevrolet Corvette, Silver Bobby & Joan Crumpley—League City, TX 1965 Porsche 356 SC Timothy Durham—Indianapolis, IN 1929 Duesenberg J Derham Dual Phaeton Paul Emple—Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1930 Isotta Fraschini Flying Star, Corinthian Cathy & Jerry Gauche—Houston, TX 1948 Delahaye Faget Varnet Cabriolet Tomy Hamon—Texas City, TX 2006 Ford GT Nigel Harrison—Friendswood, TX 1959 Lotus Elite, Corinthian Mark Hyman—St. Louis, MO 1954 Cunningham C-3 Vignale Gordon Logan—Georgetown, TX 1928 Packard 4-43 Phaeton, Silver Joe McMurrey—Longview, TX 1967 Shelby Cobra Terry Michaelis—Napoleon, OH 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Peter & Merle Mullin—Los Angeles, CA 1939 Delahaye 165, Best of Show European O. Keith Owen, III—Houston, TX 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Silver 1965 Shelby Cobra, Silver Frank Rubino—Pinecrest, FL 1957 Morris Miner Traveler Woody Wagon Donald Sweitzer—Houston, TX 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider F1, Silver Chuck Swimmer—San Diego, CA 1938 Peugeot Darl'mat 402 Roadster, People's Choice 1938 Peugot Darl'mat 402 Roadster, Silver Texas on June 14—the perfect climate for a display of more than 130 vintage automobiles at the sixth annual Classy Chassis Concours d'Elegance. Ferrari and Packard were honored as this T year's featured marques, and each was well represented. In addition to rare pre- and post-war classics, the show ran the gamut from modern supercars to wild hot rods and muscle to all-out racing machines. The concours benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children—Houston, and event founders Clay and Lolly Becker, their team, volunteers, and the Shriners staff, kicked things off with a VIP reception and private preview for exhibitors and sponsors on the eve of the show. SCMers were well represented in almost every class, taking honors across the board. In the end, Chief Judge Jim Simpson and his crew bestowed the Best of Show award to SCMers Cathy and Jerry Gauche for their 1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet. Local sports aficionado Kenny Hand served as emcee and interviewed car owners while they revved their engines. For thousands in attendance, it was an opportunity to enjoy vintage machinery, share gearhead stories with the owners, and listen to live music. Next year's Classy Chassis Concours d'Elegance is scheduled for Sunday, June 13, 2010. For information, check out www .classychassis.org. SCM Class Winners at Classy Chassis Don & Debra Blenderman—Houston, TX 1955 Kurtis Kraft 500 KK Roadster Dr. Michael & Rachel Brown—Houston, TX 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible Jerry & Cathy Gauche—Houston, TX 1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet, Best in Show Mel & Susan Jacobs—Houston, TX 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe Ronald Jordan—Kingwood, TX 1956 Packard 400 2-door hard top John Ridings Lee—Dallas, TX 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corsa Spyder, Chairman's Award Jeff Moore—Magnolia, TX 1969 Porsche 908/2 Spyder Petersen Automotive Museum—Los Angeles, CA 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Touring Barchetta 30 Sports Car Market he air-conditioned field of Houston's Reliant Stadium proved to be the coolest place in

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Ferrari Profile 1990 Ferrari 348 tb The 348 has good performance, is fun to drive, comfortable, and has eyecatching styling. The service issues have proven to be more myth than reality by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1989–94 Number produced: around 9,000 examples of all 348s Original list price: $103,400 SCM Valuation: $48,000–$55,000 Major service cost: $4,500 Distributor cap: n/a, individual coils Chassis #: Stamped on frame above passenger side rear shock absorber Engine #: Top rear of engine on passenger side (does not match chassis #) Club: Ferrari Club of America PO Box 720597 Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo, 1978 Aston Martin V8, 1986–89 Ferrari 328 GTS/GTB SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis number: ZFFKA35B000085528 T he Ferrari 348 had the unenviable task of following up Maranello's best-selling 308/328 duo. A truly innovative design, it was the first Ferrari to be based on a robot-welded monocoque. Cradled by a separate subframe, its quad-cam, 32-valve, 3,405-cc V8 was longitudinally mounted with a transverse gearbox. Developing 300 hp, the 348 was a near performance match for its Testarossa big brother (0–60 mph in 5.4 seconds and a 171 mph top speed). The two also shared a number of styling cues. The 348 was the king of the junior supercars until the arrival of its 355 successor. This red with black left-hand-drive example is de- scribed as “absolutely superb.” Reportedly treated to a £3,000 ($5,000) gearbox overhaul, new tires, fresh brakes, and replacement cam belt service at 63,000 km, it now shows 80,000 km on its odometer. Ready to be driven away from today's sale, it is worthy of close inspection. SCM Analysis This car sold for $39,446, including buyer's premium, at H&H's auction in Buxton, England, on June 10, 2009. You wouldn't have to survey many Ferrari guys to find one who thought the 348 was the worst car Ferrari ever made. They would tell you about horrible maintenance issues, terrifying handling issues, uninspiring styling, and lackluster performance. Except for the styling, which is subjective, they would be wrong on all points. The late 1960s saw the first round of U.S. federally mandated safety and emission standards. They were followed by significantly ratcheted-up standards in the 32 '70s. The result was an era of cars with strange, ugly bumper appendages and marginalized performance. Exotic manufacturers continued designing cars for European markets and in some cases abandoned the U.S. market, while others made crude modifications that compromised the elegance and performance of the original design. The 1980s saw Europe adopting more stringent standards, and as manufacturers recognized the need to meet standards through integrated design rather than tack-on devices, a minor revolution in automobile manufacturing began. Nowhere was this revolution more evident than at Ferrari. With the introduction of the Testarossa in 1984, and with a little help from an eased U.S. bumper standard (reduced from 5 mph to 2.5 mph), Ferrari showed the world that an exotic could meet safety and emission standards without compromising performance or design. If the Testarossa allowed Ferrari to rethink how a car was designed, the 348 was the next step—a rethink of how a car was built. High-tech solutions were used throughout the 348, making it at the time the most advanced and perhaps most controversial street car in Ferrari history. The 348 came at the end of the high market of the late 1980s; Testarossas and F40s were selling for well over list price and almost all Ferraris were worth more tomorrow than they were today. When the 348 was announced, Ferrari salesmen found themselves flooded with speculators who were convinced getting a 348 was their road to riches. By the time the first cars were delivered, waiting lists were over three years long and 1990 Ferrari 348 tb Lot 11, s/n ZFFKA35B000085528 Condition 2+ Not sold at $32,000 H&H, Kempton Park, UK, 7/25/2007 SCM# 46756 1991 Ferrari 348 ts Lot S653, s/n ZFF4G36A5M0V89964 Condition 2 Sold at $44,550 Russo and Steele, Hollywood, FL, 3/27/2008 SCM# 116158 1989 Ferrari 348 ts Lot 4573953030, s/n ZFFFA36A7K0082600 Condition 3 Sold at $36,050 eBay Motors, 11/1/2005 SCM# 39784 Sports Car Market H&H Auctions

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the market value of a 348 was as much as double the $100,000-plus MSRP. The perfect storm to sink the 348 The bubble burst quickly, both technically and fi- nancially. It began when European magazines reported high-speed handling issues for the 348. Early deliveries had serious timing gear issues. Then came upgrades for an undersized alternator. Ferrari quickly resolved the service issues and updated things like battery placement to improve handling, but the damage was done. Service issues, combined with a general market malaise, made the perfect storm to sink the 348. Within months, prices were dropping and speculators were dropping out. At about the six-month point, 348s were list price commodities and salesmen who called customers to pick up their cars were hearing: “I think I'll pass.” By the twelfth month, the backlog was gone and there was inventory on showroom floors. Unsold 348s began to stack up in Ferrari's ware- houses, and Ferrari's charismatic new president, Luca di Montezemolo, had his first major challenge. He met the challenge with the age-old automobile marketing trick of making special editions. The original 348 tb and 348 ts were supplemented with the 348 Spider. The chopped top edition featured more horsepower, a wider track, and a few other tricks. Along with the Spider, Ferrari targeted single markets with special editions made in small runs. The specials mostly featured superficial trim differences, but they stirred the pot. The U.S. got the 100 Series Speciale cars, while England had a four-car special run. Europe got the 348 Competizione—50 cars that were more show than go. I think Japan even had a special edition, and while they were at it, Ferrari rebadged the original 348 ts and tb as the 348 GTB and GTS in a feeble effort to clear the plate. The smartest move was starting the 348 Challenge Series On the professional side, Ferrari produced, or at least endorsed, the 348 GTC and GT/C-LM race cars. And the smartest move Ferrari made was starting the 348 Challenge. The single-model series drew attention to the model and helped stimulate sales. The Challenge (currently powered by the F430) is now the longest-running factory-backed race series of all time. Each of the micro runs produced interesting cars that brought prospects and even buyers back to the showroom. Each series was initially successful, but sales soon petered out. In the end, the last of the 348s just wouldn't sell, and it took a $10,000 incentive to clear out excess inventory before the 355 could be released. The 348 has good performance and is a fun car to drive. It's comfortable and has eye-catching styling. The service issues have proven to be more of a myth than a reality. The engine is stout, as is the transmission. The clutch can be a weak link and there are some minor bodywork issues, but it's a much better car than its reputation, and good examples are worth buying. An excellent source of everything 348 is www .my348.com; it is highly recommended reading before taking the plunge. This wasn't the first time around the block for H&H's 348, s/n 85528. Back in July 2007, H&H offered this same car with roughly the same mileage, and it was a no-sale at about $32,000. The seller was right to not have taken the bid, as this time it sold for about $7,000 more. The bid was a bit short of what I'd expect a U.S. sale to bring, but it was representative of the market. As 430s, 360s, and 355s depreciate, 348 values have to go downward. Concerns over service, legitimate or not, will haunt the model, and I suspect the values will end up somewhere under the value of a similar 328. As with the 328, for someone looking for an entry-level Ferrari experience for used-Lexus money, a properly-serviced 348 is a decent choice. Overall, I'd call this one well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H Auctions.) October 2009 33

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Only in America Three owners and many thousands of miles earlier, the car had probably thrown a rod. The San Francisco shop didn't see the need to mention this I Leaned Into It,” regarding a 365 GTC/4, s/n 14965, that we had sold to Hawaii and bought back 21 years later. This C/4 was a poster child for deferred maintenance, and we paid the price when the repair estimate climbed from an expected $8,000 to a painful invoice of $16,781. 85. Unfortunately, this story now advances to an all-new and truly egregious stage. I Short attention spans The story begins in late 1984, when the shop I then owned, European Auto Restorations, located and did a pre-purchase inspection on 365 GTC/4 s/n 14965 for a Los Angeles-based client. We sold the car to that client (Client #1). No pre-existing problems were noted during the inspection. After driving 1,518.5 miles, Client #1 tired of the car, and in May 1985 we bought the C/4 back and sold it to Client #2 in San Francisco. Prior to shipment to Client #2, our shop installed a new clutch and overhauled the gearbox. Nothing unusual was noted during the work. While in San Francisco, the C/4 was serviced by a respected local shop. Like any shop anywhere, that shop would cheerfully sell any additional needed work, but found no pre-existing problems that deserved mention. A long vacation in Hawaii Client #2 also had a short attention span, and in late 1985 we bought the C/4 back and sold it to Client #3 in Hawaii, who had the car from 1985 until 2005, driving it 4,563 miles. At that point, we bought it back, in partnership with Fantasy Junction. As already mentioned, we had the car serviced in Hawaii. Had the Hawaiian shop seen any other work they felt was needed, it would have been mentioned. Back to San Francisco In 2006, the C/4 was shipped to Fantasy Junction and sold “as-is, where-is” for $65,000 to Client #1, who wanted it back for nostalgic reasons. The Ferrari world is small, and so Client #1 had a pre-purchase done by the same San Francisco shop that had serviced the car in 1985, some 24 years earlier. The pre-purchase inspection was $300 and included a compression test, which showed excellent compression, most likely as a result of the car being test-driven by the mechanic in Hawaii, and putting it through several short heat cycles. A leakdown test was not done, as any rings that might be sticking would probably be freed up by further usage and heat cycles. Once the car was re-purchased, Client #1 had the San Francisco shop rebuild the front and rear suspension at $5,190.53, (of which this author and Fantasy Junction paid $1,554). The C/4 next went to a paint shop for a high quality paint job, which took three years to accomplish. Once painted, the C/4 was back to the San Francisco shop for a largely cosmetic engine-, transmission-, and differential-out service, with white ignition wires, powder coating, a rebuild of the heating/cooling system, etc., for a total of $18,956.91. When the engine was out and cleaned, the San Francisco shop noticed that the block had a patch, about one inch in diameter, on the upper right front oil pan casting. This indicated that some time prior to our records in 1984, and three owners and many 34 S/n 14965, a legal file all its own thousands of miles earlier, it had probably thrown a rod. The San Francisco shop didn't mention this to Client #1, as damage from decades ago that didn't need attention or affect anything didn't seem relevant. Creating work for shops and lawyers The C/4 then went back to the paint shop and later on to an L.A. shop that did yet another inspection and found that while the compression was within limits, the leakdown was high. While it would not be unusual for a shop to suggest that the owner put a few hundred miles on the car, which usually frees the rings and cures the problem, in this case Client #1 gave his okay for a rebuild. Once the LA shop had the engine out they found the one-inch patch, and the finger-pointing began. Client #1 now claimed that he would never have bought the car had he known it had chucked a rod some time prior to 1984 (although he had owned it and driven it previously without problems, just as Clients #2 and #3 had). A well known professional expert was called in for an inspection and valuation, and I was quite surprised at his estimate of $45,000 for the alleged diminution in value. After all, the patch had been on the block for decades, before the current owner had first owned the car in 1984–85, and a $45,000 claim on a $65,000 purchase price was, in my opinion, absurd. Enter the lawyers If the expert's estimate of $45,000 for alleged dimi- nution in value was ludicrous, the Southern California law firm now involved jumped on this bandwagon with both feet. Their demand letter was mind numbing, demanding a refund of $86,000 (for a $65,000 car), another $51,000 in repair costs, $25,000 for an interior that was not yet done, and $20,000 in parts, for a simply stupid Sports Car Market n November 2005, I wrote a column entitled “The Punch of Deferred C/4 Maintenance... And How

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total demand of $182,000 on a car that might be worth $100,000 if it were completely restored—on a good day. And all of this over a one-inch patch on a block that had gone unnoticed for decades. Back to the real world When I first heard of this lawsuit, I called the shop in San Francisco and offered to mediate the madness for free. I spoke with Bruce Trenery of Fantasy Junction, my partner in the car, who sum- marized the situation well by saying, “I don't think we would be having this conversation if prices were still going up.” He added that “we spent $16,781.85 to make sure the car was right. If the (Hawaiian) mechanic had thought there was a problem, he would have recommended the necessary repair. It would seem that the fact that the car had thrown a rod decades ago, had been repaired, and had multiple owners over tens of thousands of miles since, proved the pre-1984 repairs were done correctly.” Next call was to Dennis Birkhimer, the San Francisco shop's lawyer, who said, “This is America, anyone can file a lawsuit, they all want their day in court, but it's very expensive to get there.” According to Birkhimer, the question was: “Is there an industry standard on what should, and should not, be done in a pre-purchase inspection, and did the San Francisco shop meet the industry standards of care.” Next was lunch with Dave Swanson, a criminal lawyer, and Ferrari owner, who was stunned by the amount of the demand letter. He summarized by saying that, in his opinion, the real goal of the plaintiffs' lawyers is to find out if there is insurance coverage somewhere in this chain, and if there is, make claims that are so outrageous that the insurance company will settle rather than pay the cost of endless litigation, regardless of the merits or validity of the claim. The cost of litigation will easily run some number well north of $75k per side, so the goal is to extort the insurance company to settle for some number south of that. It's not over This situation could drag on for months, if not years, sucking money and energy from all but the lawyers, in yet another variation of the diminution-in-value bandwagon. What once would have been an outrageous and laughable lawsuit somehow Nothing amiss from this perspective seems normal simply because this is the new norm in the ever-expanding game of our “It's not my fault—who can I find to blame?” legal world. My goal was to head this off at the pass, before it got expensive for both sides… as the only winners will be the attorneys. A future column will have to wrestle with just exactly what the norm should be in a prepurchase inspection, and just how much liability should a shop rationally be expected to take on for a $300–$500 inspection on a 35-year-old car. By the way, virtually no authorized Ferrari dealers will perform pre-purchase inspections any longer. Blame the lawyers. ♦ October 2009 35

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English Profile 1924 Bentley 3 Liter Red Label Any slowdown in Vintage Bentley values due to the current economic climate is likely to push owners toward a cup of tea rather than Valium by Simon Kidston Details Years produced: 1924–29 Number produced: 1,622 (511 Speed Model) Original list price: £925 ($4,495), chassis only SCM Valuation: $260,000–$415,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor cap: $300 ($1,000 to rebuild magneto) Chassis #: Front engine bearing crossmember on left side Engine #: Starter motor housing Club: Bentley Drivers Club Ironstone Lane, Wroxton, Nr Banbury Oxfordshire, OX15 6ED, UK More: www.bdcl.org Alternatives: 1927–30 Bugatti Type 44, 1925–26 Alfa Romeo RL Supersport, 1932–36 Alvis Speed 20 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1922 Bentley 3 Liter Lot 285, s/n 154 Condition 4 Sold at $220,376 Chassis number: 356 C hassis 356 was the first “Red Label” Bentley produced, and it was this model that was to lay the foundations of Bentley's financial success. The final specification of the first Red Label, short chassis, Speed Model (generally known in the works as “Speed One”) was signed off by WO himself in July 1923, and the running chassis no. 356, engine no. 357, was completed in August of that year and displayed in Bentley's London showrooms. Apparently, the future ownership of this special car was hotly contested. However, it was Dr. A.H. Rabagliati, an eminent surgeon and close friend of both WO and Woolf Barnato, who was privileged to buy the car and shipped it off to South Africa to campaign it for the forthcoming season. Cadogan panelled touring coachwork was chosen with offset doors. The brightwork was nickel plated, with the exception of the instrument bezels and radiator, which were ordered in brass. The steering shaft, track rod, and viable brake components were also nickel plated. The car was finished in Masons Black over a red chas- sis. It was upholstered and trimmed in black hide with matching hood, tonneau, and hood bag, as it is today. It returned to London in 1924 and was registered YM 1796. 36 “Speed One” is one of the few Bentleys to have a full record of its previous owners. The car today looks largely as it did when it first went on show to the public in 1923, and as such, its originality still shines through. Consequently, it ranks amongst the very best of the WO Bentleys. During its restoration, the body was removed and the chassis was stripped, sand-blasted and dimensionally checked. It was then painted to show finish in its original red, as were all the ancillary components. The bodywork, bonnet, and wings were all stripped to bare metal and the body frame was strengthened and repaired by Rod Jolley coachbuilding. The engine was rebuilt by McKenzie Guppy and the SU G.5 slopers were overhauled. The ‘A' Type gearbox was rebuilt with new gears, shafts and bearings, and the back axle was overhauled. The steering, brakes, suspension, and electrical system have all received the same detailed attention, with long-term trouble-free motoring in mind. SCM Analysis This car sold for $257,255, including buyer's premium, at the Coys Blenheim Palace sale in Oxfordshire, England, on July 18, 2009. RM, London, UK, 10/31/2007 SCM# 48055 1922 Bentley 3 Liter Lot 55, s/n 142 Condition 3 Sold at $135,464 Bonhams, Sydney, AUS, 11/16/2008 SCM# 118662 1926 Bentley 3 Liter Lot 421, s/n RT1537 Condition 2+ Sold at $218,600 Bonhams, Sussex UK, 6/22/2007 SCM# 45884 Sports Car Market

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The Vintage Bentley market is rather like the cars themselves (and the owners, one might argue)—understated and unflappable. Values have risen steadily rather than spectacularly over the past few years, and any slowdown due to the current economic climate is likely to push owners toward a cup of tea rather than Valium. Usually the most affordable model The 3 Liter was the first Bentley and remains usually the most affordable of the Vintage era (1919–31) models, before the firm was absorbed into Rolls-Royce. The later 4½ is more powerful and looks beefier, whilst the big 6½ and its high-performance sister, the Speed Six, represent the major league of Vintage Bentleys, along with the too-much, too-late 8 Liter, which pushed the firm to bankruptcy and never boasted a racing pedigree: It was intended as the world's ultimate luxury car, hence Rolls-Royce's anxiety. Every Bentley model underwent continu- ous improvement. Customers could choose from a variety of chassis lengths to suit their preference for comfort or handling. Soon after 3 Liter production began in 1922, a TT Replica model was introduced, capitalizing on the firm's success in the Tourist Trophy race and featuring the Short Standard chassis mated to a higher performance engine. The Speed Model (denoted by a red radiator badge, hence “Red Label”) replaced the TT Replica in 1924 and lasted until 1929, although an even higher performance version—the even shorter chassis Supersports Model (100 mph)—was available concurrently from 1925–27. So where does that leave our profile car? Well, to suggest that “it was this model that was to lay the foundations of Bentley's financial success” is to somewhat over-egg the pudding, as not only is there no evidence that the Speed Model was any more lucrative than other Bentleys, but “financial success” and “Bentley” were not frequent bedfellows in the 1920s. Much is made in the catalog of the claim that this was the first Speed Model, which may well be true. Although Clare Hay's authoritative book Bentley: The Vintage Years lists another Speed Model, chassis 349, as having been delivered in September 1923 (this car was delivered in January 1924), that may be because one coachbuilder took longer to clothe a chassis than the other—especially plausible given that 356 is said to have spent time on display as a bare chassis. Life as a second-hand Bentley was, however, a rather miserable experience. If the auction house is indeed in possession of a list of all later owners, it should be aware of Mr. John Boeckmann's tenure, which he describes vividly in the July 1963 Bentley Drivers Club Review (thanks to the WO Bentley Memorial Foundation for providing it). Traced to a disused airfield in Malta “The car went to Durban when new, and later to the Isle of Man from 1929–1937 when University Motors sold it to my father. My mother happily recalls prewar days, particularly the purchase price of £90 and an abominable University Motors body resembling a Morris 8. The post-war years were sad and cruel, 356 being passed round a series of unappreciative RAF types… After my own spell in the Forces I felt the urge to make us a Bentley family once more…[and] traced 356, now very sick, to a disused airfield in Malta…[It] returned on HMS Girdleness to Portsmouth and expired on the forecourt of a garage in St. John's Wood. “At 6 am the following day we left to have a replica VDP body built and fitted, leaving an irate neighbor in blue pyjamas who put us in no doubt of his opinion of my silencing system. The only event of note was an enquiry from two AA men: ‘This a homebuilt special, then Sir?' They were hotly informed that Mr. Bentley made it, and left standing to attention as we roared off in a cloud of smoke.” Assuming 356 was the first Speed Model, it would have been the first 3 Liter combining the short chassis and high-compression, high-performance engine to feature front-wheel brakes—doubtlessly reassuring for first owner Rabagliati (and equally sobering for the rest of us), so it does have a place in Bentley lore, if perhaps not ranking as “among the very best of WO Bentleys.” Boeckmann's reminiscences suggest the current body cannot be original as cataloged, and details like the Zeiss lamps (post-1926), A-type gearbox (fitted 1931), sloper carbs (first seen on Works chassis 582), and 4½ Liter steering column won't have escaped the experts, either. What is beyond doubt, however, is the quality of the restoration, resulting in a car in show condition. It's hard to see how “its originality still shines through,” but greater leeway is allowed with Vintage Bentleys and, ultimately, this is a genuine Speed Model tourer with an interesting history and a great deal of expense lavished upon it. The buyer was willing to go higher, but other bidders were inanimate and it was knocked down to him at bottom estimate. Lucky chap. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Coys.) October 2009 37

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S The price may have looked high for the U.K., but it equates to about 400k euros. It would be hard to find a nicer LHD car in Europe for the same money by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1969–71 Number produced: 300 approx. Original list price: $19,250 SCM Valuation: $300,000–$400,000 Tune-up cost: $375 Distributor caps: $500 (two required) Chassis #: Front crossmember, behind radiator Engine #: Inside vee on top of engine Club: Lamborghini Club America PO Box 649 Orinda, CA 94563 More: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta, 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Comps Chassis number: 4455 ‘‘But step back for a minute and work out what makes the Miura so special. In 1966 there was nothing like it. Only racing cars and the obscure little French Bonnet/Matra Djet had mid-mounted engines. Ferrari's road-going mainstay was the traditional front-engined 275 GTB. So when tractor magnate Ferruccio Lamborghini stole the attention of the Geneva Salon crowd with the Miura, people were shocked as much by its audacious mechanical layout as they were by its era-defining and stunningly gorgeous styling.''—Classic Cars, July 2004. a major manufacturer of luxury sporting cars. Prior to the model's official debut at the 1966 Geneva Salon, Lamborghini cars were respected for their impressive mechanical specifications, but they somehow lacked a distinctive persona. All this changed with the arrival of the Miura, named after Don Eduardo Miura, a famous breeder of fighting bulls. The Miura project first surfaced as a rolling chassis F 38 displayed at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, but was not expected to become a production reality. Nevertheless, by the time of the Geneva Salon the following year, the first completed car was ready for unveiling to an awestruck press and public. The car's technical specification was breathtak- ing in its sophistication and complexity. Designed by Gianpaolo Dallara, the Miura chassis carried its erruccio Lamborghini's bold challenge to Ferrari had begun in 1964 with the 350 GT, but it was the arrival of the Miura—arguably the founder of the supercar class—that established Lamborghini as transversely mounted engine amidships in a box-section platform chassis, the latter clothed in stunning coupe coachwork styled by Bertone's Marcello Gandini. Like the contemporary 400 GT, the Miura used the 4-liter version of Lamborghini's Giotto Bizzarrini-designed 4cam V12. With 350 hp available, the Miura was capable of shattering performance, a top speed of 180 mph being claimed. Production examples were independently tested at more than 170 mph, confirming that the Miura was the world's fastest production car. Initial Miura development concentrated on chassis strengthening, these and other improvements being consolidated in the “S” version introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1968. Produced from January 1969, the Miura P400 S featured a more powerful (370 hp) engine and was outwardly distinguishable from the preceding model by its wider tires. Other improvements included a quieter transmission, electric windows, better quality interior fittings, leather trim and a rerouted exhaust system that left room for a larger luggage compartment. 1970 Lamborghini Miura SV Lot 238, s/n 4868 Condition 1 Not sold at $475,000 Bonhams, Monaco, MCO, 5/18/2009 SCM# 120542 1970 Lamborghini Miura S Lot S655, s/n LAM451570 Condition 1Sold at $423,500 Russo and Steele, Monterey CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117522 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Lot 433, s/n 4820 Condition 2+ Sold at $891,000 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117464 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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Later, Series II examples benefited from ventilated brake discs that markedly reduced fade. Around 140 were built before the introduction of the SV version in 1971. SCM Analysis This car sold for $585,170, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in Sussex, England, on July 3, 2009. A German-market car supplied new by the Swiss Garage Foitek on February 26, 1970, it remained with the original owner until 2002, when the second owner purchased it and embarked upon a lengthy restoration. It has since covered only 700 km. Though chassis 4455 climbed over its bottom esti- mate, at first glance this appeared quite a steep price for a Miura S in England. But, as usual, exchange rates skew the way the market looks, and it was bang-on for a good left-hand-drive car in Europe. The S, or “Spinto” (meaning “pushed,” or tuned) model has thicker (1 mm rather than 0.9 mm) chassis rails, plus rear suspension revisions to suit 70-series Pirelli Cinturato rubber—daringly low profile in its day. As well as the other changes, the S had a leather steering wheel instead of wood, a passenger grab handle, and the toggle switches were replaced with rockers so they could be sold in the U.S. Factory records show that nearer 300 Ss were made than the often-quoted 140, but this Miura pre-dates by 25 cars the ventilated discs that arrived some time in 1970. The result of the five-year restoration leaves the car in super original-spec order. The body fit is good, and all trim is present and correct. The chassis and wishbones are flat and smooth in satin black, and the perforated crossmembers nice and straight, when often they are dinged. The calipers and suspension have been rebuilt, new pipes abound, and there is tidy new wiring to the scuttle-mounted fusebox. The engine is dry and clean, though some castings are painted silver, when a natural finish would look more authentic. It retains its original distributor cover, plus black plastic battery cover and metal strap, which are often missing, though it's not clear whether a spare wheel and strap were included with the car. It wears wider rear wheels, probably from an SV, and these are shod in older Pirelli P7000s that presumably date from when the car last ran in anger, with newish P4000s up front. Cloth insert seats rare and probably irreplaceable The interior is near perfect, with rare cloth-insert seats that are unworn and prob- ably original, as the material is unavailable. Only a few cracks in the inlay next to the speedo (now reading 58,216 km) detract. Miura authority and SV owner Simon Kidston, whose definitive history of the model will be published later in the year, says: “This was the ideal color combination, and the cloth-insert seats are rare. It's a shame someone has put wider rear wheels on, as it loses its dainty original looks and the top speed will be down, although owners don't drive them that way. This was a very nice, above-average car, not quite up to Pebble Beach standards but good for a European owner who wants to drive it. Twenty years ago, right-hand-drive cars used to be sought-after, but now left-handers are easier to sell.” The Miura S sits around $150,000 further up the scale than the preceding P400, of which similar numbers were made and, though this one made healthy money, in fact the hammer price didn't quite hit its original reserve—before the sale the German seller dropped $16,300 on what he'd accept, and the top bid just about matched that minimum—but it was a close thing. “The price might have looked high for the U.K.,” says Kidston, “but that equates to about 400,000 euros, and it would be hard to find as nice a left-hand-drive car as this in Europe for the same.” So, though the seller was being realistic, it looks here that the English buyer got a reasonable deal on a very nice, no-stories car. As the function of the auctioneer is to bring buyers and sellers to meet in the middle, you can call that fair both ways. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) October 2009 39

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German Profile 1961 Messerschmitt KR 200 Microcar The plastic dome permits excellent visibility, but hot, sunny weather turns it into a sauna by Jeff Lane Details Years produced: 1955–64 Number produced: 41,190 Original list price: 2,500 DM ($600 U.S.) in 1956 SCM Valuation: $20,000–$30,000 Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: None Chassis #: Inside body by driver's right knee Engine #: On gearbox housing Club: Messerschmitt Owners Club Ste. 13, Queensway Business Centre Dunlop Way, Scunthorpe DN16 3RN, UK More: www.messerschmitt.co.uk Alternatives: 1955–62 BMW Isetta, 1957–75 Fiat 500, 1959–60 Berkeley T60 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1963 Messerschmitt KR 201 Lot 113, s/n 79846 Condition 3Sold at $41,438 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/7/2009 SCM# 119644 Chassis number: 77634 T 40 he roots of the Messerschmitt “Kabinenroller” (cab scooter) go back to post-WWII when Fritz Fend designed a car that wheelchair-bound vets returning from WWII could drive. Two major features made the design work for disabled people: The canopy swung open from the side, which allowed an individual to roll up next to the car and transfer out of the wheelchair; and the controls were located on the handlebars (or tiller), allowing the car to be driven without using one's feet. In appearance, it looked like a tiny fighter plane without wings. Mr. Fend wasn't able to get the car into production because of lack of capital, until he partnered with former employer Willy Messerschmitt, whose idled aircraft factory needed work. The original Fend design was very much a prototype, and Messerschmitt spent a significant amount of time making 175 improvements to the car. The KR 175 was introduced in 1953, powered by a 174-cc Fichtel & Sachs 2-stroke engine in the tail. It had a tube frame, and suspension was by compressed rubber. Although it received harsh criticism for a rough ride, cramped cockpit, and marginal handling, sales were very good, and approximately 15,000 cars were built from 1953 to '54. The KR 200 was introduced in 1954 and was much improved, with better brakes, a 191-cc Sachs engine, and a smoother ride. The KR 200 had hand controls for the first couple of years, but by 1956, the cars came with foot pedals for the gas, clutch, and brake. Turning circle was improved by cutting away front fenders, and a curved windshield improved forward visibility. The KR 200 also had a reverse gear, accomplished by starting the engine backwards and putting the car in gear. This led to the discovery that the car could be driven in reverse in all four gears, and it would go faster backwards, because it was more aerodynamic going in that direction. The KR 200 came with a plastic dome and side slid- ing plastic windows; the windshield was glass. A roadster, called the KR 201, was also made, although in very low numbers. The Messerschmitt KR 200 remained in production until 1964, by which time sales had dwindled and Messerschmitt had returned to making airplanes. 1956 Messerschmitt KR 200 Lot 788, s/n 056278 Condition 2 Sold at $22,680 Kruse, Phoenix, AZ, 1/24/2008 SCM# 49149 Sports Car Market 1957 Messerschmitt KR 200 Lot NR90, s/n 555554 Condition 3 Sold at $28,050 RM, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2/15/2008 SCM# 58118 Bonhams

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SCM Analysis This car sold for $25,306, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in Sussex, England, on July 3, 2009. Messerschmitts are one of the more interesting microcars. They were made in fairly large numbers (61,308 total) through their eleven-year history. Production breaks down into 19,668 of the 1953–55 KR 175, 41,190 of the 1955–64 KR 200—including a small number of KR 201 convertibles—and around 450 of the hair-raising TG 500 Tiger four-wheelers. The price for Messerschmitts has slowly increased over the years, but I would say this result is right in line with the current market. Well-restored KR 175 and KR 200 coupes sell between $20,000 and $25,000, while the rare convertible seems to bring almost double that. The four-wheeled TG 500s almost never come to market but would probably top $50,000 in “bubble-top”coupe configuration, with the mythical roadster perhaps 50% above that—if you could find one. Early survivors sought for their rarity The KR 175 was the first Messerschmitt, and the crudest, although survivors are now sought after for their rarity. The KR 200 was the most common model, and with ten years of production, English and German clubs are both large and active. Spare parts, both used and reproduction, are readily available. The KR 200 is a fairly capable microcar; the fact that it was well-engineered made it very reliable. Early customers complained about the harsh ride, and with eight-inch wheels, potholes were best avoided. The Messerschmitt's tiller is only 32 inches above the street (compared to a Smart car's steering wheel at 46 inches), so the driver has a roadkill view of traffic, and a bicycle-style flag on a six-foot wand would probably be a good idea. The Kabinenroller has an 85-inch wheelbase (longer than an MG Midget), so straightline stability is good. Since the top speed is around 60 mph, a confident driver can cruise at 50 mph all day long. And the brakes are okay, an important aspect of avoidance in something that doesn't tend to win in a coming together. The plastic dome permits excellent visibility, but hot, sunny weather turns it into a sauna, and Messerschmitt actually made a small cover for the plastic dome to reduce the UV blast. The TG 500 (Tiger) was the ultimate Messerschmitt, as its 2-cylinder 500-cc Sachs engine and independent suspension made it a good handler that could scoot. Top speed was a claimed 85 mph, while hydraulic brakes at last made an appearance to arrest the Tiger's progress, before it dived under any obstacle in its way. Messerschmitts are fun to drive, but most owners are unlikely to put 100 miles a year on their cars. Driving one makes you an instant celebrity, as most people have seen nothing like it. They point, wave, and smile, and give you plenty of room on the road, which is much appreciated. The subject car was restored more than ten years ago, and it appears to have been done correctly and to a good standard. As a financial investment, this was a fair deal for both buyer and seller. But as SCM has pointed out before, as an investment in automotive pleasure, in terms of smiles per miles per dollar spent, this KR 200 was surely a blue-chip acquisition.♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) October 2009 41

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American Profile 1936 Lincoln Model K “Howard Hughes” Boattail Speedster At this price, the Elephant Man's remains, Ted Williams's head, and Michael Jackson's glove all should have been included with the car by Steve Serio Details Years produced: 1936 Number produced: 1 Original list price: $5,800 (as limousine) SCM Valuation: $1m, to the right bidder Tune-up cost: $500–$1,000 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis #: Plate on driver's side of firewall Engine #: Driver's side by oil filler pipe Club: Lincoln & Continental Owners Club More: www.lincolnownersclub.com Alternatives: Any Popemobile, ex-Third World Head of State Mercedes 600 Pullman, George Barris provenance vehicles SCM Investment Grade: D Comps 1953 Buick Roadmaster “Howard Hughes” sedan Chassis number: K6056 T his Lincoln Model K speedster started out as Howard Hughes's personal 1936 Lincoln K model V12 Limousine, until he converted the car into his idea of a Boattail Speedster. It was originally shipped to Long Beach, California, in January of 1936 and apparently special ordered with only one foot rest in the rear. Other documents indicate the car was customized by the Hughes Aircraft Company shortly thereafter in Culver City, California. It was restored in Spring 2009. SCM Analysis This car sold for $1,080,000, including buyer's premium, at the 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction in Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 12–14, 2009. Hey, Howard Hughes, you're well dead and we're in a deep recession here, so what gives with the half-Air Stream-half-Munster Mobile with only one footrest? I consider readers of this magazine to breathe the rarified air of “thoughtful collectors.” We covet and collect relatively expensive and tasteful things, and then make all-too-easy justifications of our purchases to the rest of the collector world (a.k.a. fellow SCMers). People collect “things”—of this I am acutely aware and guilty as charged. We all have friends who collect the cool, the bizarre, the insanely boring, and the enormously interesting. You name it: Pez dispensers, 42 vintage metal lunch boxes, Sailor Moon anime, huge clamshell ashtrays, WWII Nazi postage stamps, 1950s guitars... just fill in the blank for a bazillion other things found on eBay. We all have our proclivities, of which I understand, condone, and admire 99%, because it's what makes the collector world go round and round. I use the collector excuse to my benefit For example, I have five Heuer or Hanhart stop watches on my desk that I fiddle with every day. This is not normal behavior, I know. I use the “collector” affliction as my excuse, and for the mental justification it provides. But I want to focus on the 1% of collectors whom I don't comprehend. You guys aren't getting a free pass in this article; no more riding on the coattails of the “thoughtful collectors.” I'm focusing on the “you have more money than sense, bizarro taste” crowd. You know who I'm talking about and I'm pointing you out because most of us are too polite to take the bullet for pointing out this behavior when it occurs. In public, we just stand around and mumble phrases like, “Wow, that was a lot of money for that” or, “What a surprising result.” The huge Hughes car result proves that the world still has an inordinate amount of folks who have enough money to drive the economy by spending it on the most re-donk-a-doodle stuff you can imagine, no matter how 1954 Chrysler New Yorker “Howard Hughes” sedan Lot 444, s/n C542834503 Condition 2- Not sold at $600,000 Kruse, Hershey, PA, 10/7/2005 SCM# 39499 Lot 378, s/n 1317897 Condition 4+ Sold at $1,620,000 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/1/2005 SCM# 37712 1957 Chrysler Imperial “Howard Hughes” convertible Lot 421, s/n C572441 Condition 2Sold at $162,250 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117505 Sports Car Market

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many MSNBC/Wall Street Journal/CNN reports of financial meltdown we endure. Bear with me, I'm getting to my point. A few examples from the July 19 Boston Globe story, “Bidders for Toys Did Not Play Around”: 1) $63,250 paid for a 10″ motorcycle toy called “Say it with Flowers” 2) $10,350 paid for a 1912 push lawn mower 3) $3,565 paid for an old cabinet filled with 1950s Maine railroad tickets If this is all too sublime and not ridiculous enough for you, remember this headline and short story from last September? “Damien Hirst Bucks Financial Slump in Record Art Sale Sept. 16 (Bloomberg)—Damien Hirst's “The Golden Calf'' kept alive a 10-year bull run in the art market last night as collectors vied for the British artist's works at Sotheby's, even as global stock markets collapsed. Hirst's “Beautiful Inside My Head Forever'' auction in London took 70.5 mil- lion pounds ($126.6m) with fees, led by the 10.3 million-pound ($16.8m) preserved Charolais calf with 18-carat gold horns. The total was a record for a sale of works by one artist, said Sotheby's, which had estimated the evening would fetch as much as 62.4 million pounds ($102m). All but two of the 56 lots sold.” A taxidermy calf with golden horns in a glass box for $16.8m! I cry foul. They all thought it $150k–$250k at the most I also cry foul at the $1,080,000 paid for this “thing,” which was a perfectly fine (if boring) Lincoln limo circa 1936, before Howard Hughes put his stink style stamp on it. Were the remains of Howard Hughes encapsulated in the car somewhere? For that princely sum, the Elephant Man's remains, Ted Williams' head, and Michael Jackson's glove all should have been included. I took an informal poll before I shared the results with a handful of fellow car collectors, and they all thought the Lincoln to be a $150k–250k car “AT THE MOST,” primarily because of its hot rod oddity and Hughes connection. Aesthetically, it looks like a high-school shop project, though I'm sure the riveted-fuselage look was state-of-the art in the aircraft business at the time. How did they resist adding a tailplane, I wonder? No one mentioned the footrest or the fact the catalog description was a tad vague. The positive byproduct of this bidding travesty is three fine conversations that can now engross us: (a) What other cars could you buy for that sum? (b) What other surprises have we all seen in the car world that prove that a one-of-a-kind car can bring ten times the amount we'd all guess, because two guys who have got the bucks both need to have it, real bad? (c) The rich are different from you and me—talk amongst yourselves and explore. Judging from moments like this, the reports of the financial apocalypse are greatly exaggerated. And once again, money and good taste do not go hand in hand. Oh, and in case you missed it, I would call this car extraordinarily well sold indeed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Leake Auctions.) October 2009 43

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Race Car Profile 1922 Sunbeam 2-Liter Grand Prix An 87-year-old car is like an older person; you certainly don't expect them to run and jump with the young folks, but they can be fascinating to be around by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1922 Number produced: 4 Original list price: n/a SCM Valuation: $600,000–$800,000 Cost per hour to race: $800 Distributor cap: 2 Scintilla magneto caps, $175 each Chassis #: On right dumb iron Engine #: Right rear engine mount Club: Vintage Sports Car Club The Old Post Office, West Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5EL More: www.vscc.co.uk Alternatives: 1921 Sunbeam 3-Liter, 1922–25 Peugeot GP, 1924–30 Bugatti Type 30, 35 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Photos: Bonhams 1919 Sunbeam Tourist Trophy Lot 82, s/n n/a Condition 2Sold at $882,365 Christie's, Le Mans, FRA, 7/23/2004 SCM# 34913 Chassis number: 2.22 Engine number: 2 F 44 or 1922 and the following three seasons, the Automobile Club of France elected to limit engine capacity to two liters for cars competing in Grand Prix events. The 1922 race was to take place west of Strasbourg on a triangular course. Director and Chief Engineer of Sunbeam Talbot Darraq Motors Ltd, Louis Hervé Coatalen, hired Ernest Henry, late of Peugeot and Ballot and at the high point of his career, to design the Sunbeam entry for this event. Henry's engine design followed mostly conventional practice—a four-cylinder engine with fixed-head cylinder block and separate crankcase, four valves per cylinder, operated by two overhead gear-driven camshafts. The crankshaft was a built-up unit turning in rolling element main bearings but with white metal-lined connecting rods. A major and innovative change lay in the asymmetrical disposition of the valves. A respectable 88 hp was measured at 4,200 rpm. The remainder of the car was quite conventional, utilizing an arched chassis frame with underslung axles. One car was completed and was tested at Brooklands and at the Tourist Trophy circuit on the Isle of Man, where it was found to be quite as fast as the Sunbeam 3liter, 8-cylinder cars that won the event. The results gave management every confidence that they had produced a very quick car for the French Grand Prix, and three more cars were built. All four cars were dispatched to Strasbourg for further testing and practice. During one of the practice periods, the car driven by Segrave sustained damage after a major carburetor fire and spilled petrol. Attempts to contain the blaze were unsuccessful and worse, the hot engine cylinder block was cracked by well-meaning bystanders with buckets of cold water. The spirit of the team must have been further damp- ened by the arrival of their arch-competitor Fiat; it was clear the Italian cars were superior. The team decided to lower the axle ratio in order to improve the acceleration 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Gran Sport Lot 352, s/n 8513033 Condition 3+ Sold at $1,107,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117620 1926 Bugatti Type 39A Lot 727, s/n 4802 Condition 2+ Sold at $1,175,000 Bonhams, Brookline, MA, 4/21/07 SCM# 45017 Sports Car Market

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of the Sunbeams, but the change caused the failure of all three cars during the race when the engines were over-revved and the inlet valves fractured. SCM Analysis This car sold for $775,505, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction in Sussex, England, on July 3, 2009. The motives and rewards associated with collecting, driving, and competing in old racing cars vary widely. Last month I wrote about a Ferrari F40 LM, a car for which the purchase criteria were primarily adrenaline, ego, and competitiveness, while this month's topic is almost the polar opposite. Though in its day the Sunbeam GP car was every bit as fast, every bit as scary, and probably more deadly than the F40, the motives for owning it today are far more genteel. By today's standards, 88 horsepower in a 1,500 lb car isn't likely to attract much attention, but if your interests tend toward engineering history and what a friend calls “industrial archeology,” then this is a car to drool over. The entire automotive industry was barely as old as the Ferrari F40 when Sunbeam built this car. Automotive engineering was in its infancy and most of those figuring it out had cut their teeth in the railroad business, so small, light, and high rpm were novel concepts. The majority of what we would today consider common knowledge about what works and what doesn't hadn't been thought up yet, much less proven. It was a time of exquisite invention and devastating failures. To those who wonder how we got to where we are now—the development of automotive knowledge—cars like this are endlessly fascinating. Today we think of Sunbeam as a badge name for a pretty but underpowered and mediocre handling Rootes Group sports car of the early 1960s, the Alpine, and its overpowered and truly evil-handling cousin, the Tiger, but in its glory years, Sunbeam was a formidable company. It has been called the Jaguar of its time, and in the '20s, racing success was core to its identity. When it was announced that for 1922 through 1925, the Grand Prix formula would be for 2-liter cars instead of the previous 3-liter ones, Sunbeam hired the hottest designer they could find and told him to build a world-beater. This car is the result. Eleven engine failures, three crashes, and one death Ernest Henry chose a twin-cam, four-valve, four-cylinder concept. It was exotic, but Aston Martin and Ballot used similar designs, Fiat used a DOHC six, and Bugatti a single-cam straight-eight. You'll note that I'm talking about the engines here, and there's a reason. At this point, there was little innovation or sophistication in drivetrains, suspensions, or tires (a 3.5″ x 31″ tire was typical); it was all about horsepower, light weight, and not breaking down. The Strasbourg race was a classic. It entailed 60 laps of an 8.3-mile course for a 500-mile total, and the course was basically three straights and three sharp corners, all on an unpaved surface. Fast lap was 87 mph; the winner averaged October 2009 79 mph over 6 hours, 17 minutes; 18 cars started and four finished. Of those not finishing, there were eleven engine failures and three crashes, with one driver killed. Two of the crashes, including the fatality, were caused by rear axle failure. It was, in a word, brutal. As was the case at the time (and frequently since), the Italians were the ones to beat. Fiat won handily, finishing more than an hour ahead of the second-place Bugatti. The three Sunbeams that started broke early trying to keep up with the Fiat's superior horsepower (94 hp vs. their 88). After the race, all four Sunbeams went back to the factory to be repaired and, interestingly, all have survived to the present—probably the only early factory team to do so. It helped that the cars were fixed but immediately retired, the designer fired, and a different car designed for the 1923 season. An 87-year-old car is in many ways like an older person; you certainly don't expect them to run and jump with the young folks, but they can be fascinating to be around. The advantage of old cars over people is that they can still be in their prime (if more fragile and challenging to keep going) but also show us much about their world. It's like being able to hang out with your grand- father when he was 20 and a wild young lad. As I said, this represents a different set of motivations and rewards from buying 850 hp worth of death wish, but it certainly appeals to the more contemplative collector. There is a limited mar- ket for these cars, but it's matched by a limited supply, and the value range seems to bracket what this car sold for. The buyer faces a lot of restoration costs, which means he might have been a little brave with his paddle, but it was done for the right reasons. I'd say fairly bought and sold. ♦ ( Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) 45

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Market Reports Overview Five Summer Sales, $9.4m in Totals Summer proved a fickle selling season around the globe, though respectable results were plentiful. Still, we'll know a lot more after Monterey by Jim Pickering T he collector car market continued to be a tricky place throughout the early and mid-summer months of 2009, and although a number of sales at locations spanning the globe were unable to match final sales figures from this time in 2008, many drops of the hammer still saw respectable results for buyers and sellers alike. As always, SCM's Analysts were out in force to record the events as they happened. In June, Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman made his way to Buxton for H&H's annual Pavilion Gardens sale, where 66 of 97 lots on offer changed hands for a final total of $1.4m. Hardiman found the high sale of a 1958 Ace Bristol at $195k to be in line with a recent growth trend for the model, and in general, sports car sales remained strong—including a 1968 Triumph TR5 that made $32k. Although last year's event saw a higher $1.6m final total for fewer cars on offer (54 of 86 in '08 compared to 66 of 97 in '09), more cars sold this time around, slightly increasing this year's sales rate to 68%. Mecum returned to Des Moines for its annual High Performance auction in mid-July, and Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson was there to note several changes from last year's event, including the addition of a second day to the sale, and the addition of HD Theater's cameras providing live coverage of the auction for Mecum's “Muscle Cars and More” television series. This year saw 143 of 267 cars sell for $2.7m, as compared to 102 of 188 for $1.4m in 2008, led by a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 at $206k—a number which seems to be the new market price for the NASCAR homologation special. Bonhams's auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed took place in early July, and Paul Hardiman was there to note a significant drop in final totals to $3.8m for 43 of 61 cars, down from last year's $11.9m for 61 of SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts Sales Totals H&H, Buxton, UK Mecum, Des Moines, IA Bonhams, Chichester, UK VanDerBrink, Sioux Falls, SD Bonhams, Northamptonshire, UK $1,352,080 $2,686,242 $3,751,059 $1,541,328 $150,295 101. The majority of the difference in prices can be chalked up to a lack of high-end consignments as we've seen here in the past, but cars with interesting histories still brought decent prices, like the 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S rally car that was famously denied victory in the 1966 Monte Carlo rally, which brought $92k despite needing a complete restoration. In mid-June, B. Mitchell Carlson traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for VanDerBrink's no-reserve sale of the Marshall Guthrie Collection. The lots here mostly consisted of non-running project cars gathered by Guthrie over the years and stored with the intention of restoration, including 60 Monte Carlos dating from 1978 to 1987, a handful of trucks, and a row of MG Bs—some of which sold alongside a pallet of spare parts. When all was said and done, all 133 lots sold for a final total of just over $150k, including a 1972 Corvette convertible at $8k—the high sale of the event. Kelmarsh Hall was again the backdrop for the Bonhams sale held at the annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club meet in June, and this year, 28 of 33 cars sold for $1.5m. Paul Hardiman noted that while this year's number of cars offered and sold matched last year's figures exactly, the event's final totals fell slightly from the $1.7m realized in 2008. Finally, if you consider cars to be the stars on the big screen, then Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay sales may have just the star for you. ♦ Top10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1922 Sunbeam 2-Liter GP Works racer, $755,505—BG, p. 74 2. 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S coupe, $585,170—BG, p. 80 3. 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi-des-Belges tourer, $546,975—BN, p. 96 4. 1939 Jaguar SS 100 3½-Liter roadster, $325,185—BG, p. 74 5. 1931 Bentley 4 Liter coupe, $316,220—BG, p. 74 6. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback, $206,700—M, p. 67 7. 1958 AC Ace Bristol roadster, $195,437—H&H, p. 50 8. 1930 Aston Martin 1½ Liter International tourer, $127,955—BG, p. 74 9. 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino targa, $118,900—BG, p. 80 10. 1935 Bentley 3½ Liter drophead coupe, $113,190—BN, p. 96 46 1. 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi-des-Belges tourer, $546,975—BN, p. 96 2. 1934 Lagonda 16/80 Special Six tourer, $83,130—BG, p. 74 3. 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I coupe, $82,478—H&H, p. 54 4. 1981 TVR Tasmin convertible, $4,663—H&H, p. 50 5. 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, $10,250—M, p. 66 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK The Pavilion Gardens The packed saleroom encouraged intense bidding, which nudged the top-selling AC Ace Bristol way over its estimate of $145,000 Company H&H Date June 10, 2009 Location Buxton, England Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold / offered 66/97 Sales rate 68% Sales total $1,352,080 High sale 1958 AC Ace Bristol, sold for $195,437 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.62 = £1.00) Ace Bristol brought $195k Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics H &H followed up its 100th auction with another successful sale, shifting almost three-quarters of the cars offered. Simon Hope's crew usu- ally manages to field a couple of cars in the $150k range, and the packed saleroom encouraged intense bidding, which nudged the top seller way over its estimate of $145,000. AC Aces have been edging up gently over the past couple of years, but this one leapt 20%, and it doesn't appear to be a blip. H&H had already consigned one of the rarest Ace variants, the 2.6-liter Ford-powered version, for its July sale, where it sold for a startling $342,760, proving that pre-Cobras are following their herky descendants up the financial tree. Sports cars featured strongly. The shiny restored Jaguar XK 150 roadster attracted much attention before eventually finding a new home for $87,857. Of eight Triumphs on offer, the rare 1968 TR5 was all the money at $32,274—but that's what you must pay for a top example, and it was just about perfect in spec and color. A meticulously restored but rather overdone Spitfire returned $14,344, which is almost RV8 money. The Allard L-type was probably better than new, and it deserved to hit more than expected at $33,171. Fourteen cars had been entered by journalist Malcolm 48 McKay, reluctantly thinning out his collection as a new diversion into rally organization leaves insufficient time to play with his eclectic mix of iron, from quirky specials to a Silver Shadow in Wedding White. Though his clean and original Ford XR2 and XR4i each bid about $400 short of the $2,400 that would have bought either, the Rochdale Olympic sold for a strong $12,551, and most of the restoration projects found new owners, leaving Malcolm to take six cars home about $37k richer. One of those six was the 1955 TR2 rally car, with well-earned patina remaining from the 14,000-mile Inca Trail in 2001. It stopped at $15,390, three or four grand under what would have secured it—to Malcolm's relief, as it was the one he really didn't want to let go but felt “a collection is a collection, so I had to include it.” Of the American iron, the tidy '62 Sales Totals Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible fetched $40,343—everything it was going to make in rainy, narrow old England, but the Stutz DV32, a masterful restoration of a unique car and the last to carry LeBaron Custom coachwork, couldn't find more than $130k. And, just to show how nervous the market is of oddities, the Argyll GT failed to sell again, even though the seller halved his estimate from last year's showing at BCA. Though of historical value and built like the Forth Rail Bridge, it's looking more and more like a $10k car. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK ENGLISH #49-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 20hp tourer. S/N GRJ69. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 44,999 miles. Coachwork by Wilkinson. Originally a Barker drophead coupe, new body in Barker style in 1971. Panelwork straight with well applied brush paint. Leather OK, but with supplied to South Africa. Body as straight as the factory made it. Good shiny paint, chrome nice, leather hardly worn. Chassis rails lightly jacked but generally straight, new stainless exhaust. Clean but not concours under the hood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,619. The purest early style is the most popular, though the BN2 with 4-speed is worth more. This was about on the money for a nice, straight, usable but not overly shiny example. #52-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk I coupe. S/N LML830. Maroon/ beige leather. Odo: 20,289. Body straight with nice older repaint. Slightly baggy leather and grubby carpets, but no less appealing overall. Restored in the '90s, overhauled in one button missing from front bench. Tidy dash and instruments, plating to headlights and radiator good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,238. Later 20s are the ones to have, with more brakes and gears, and this was a very appealing car that got just the expected money after some competition between bidders. Well bought and sold. #29-1949 ALLARD L-TYPE tourer. S/N 711822. White/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 49,933 miles. Britain's hot-rod made by Men in Sheds, with Ford V8 power and not much else. The L-type is slightly more luxurious than J-type racers and trials specials. 2006/7 and completed run to Sweden for club event. Well-looked-after, and correct rubber is always a good sign. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,478. Last sold at $66,000 by RM Auctions at Amelia Island in May '00 (SCM# 15974), which explains the age-related registration. Priced right then, and considering the work done since, this was a reasonable value. #28-1955 DAIMLER CONQUEST coupe. S/N 90486. Maroon & gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 21,449 miles. One of five built, and maybe the only one left. The Earls Court Motor Show car. Body good, paint fair, pre-selector gearbox and power steering. Paint still shiny, chrome all good, retrimmed driver's seat leather lightly worn. Trunk floor OK. Mileage recorded is assumed since restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $87,857. Not as elegant as the pure 120, but a better driver, especially with enhancements. Sold at slightly behind market price. Body and paint possibly better than new, fresh leather, nice timber dash, new top. 21-stud flathead motor very clean and tidy, but not yet run in. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $33,171. An interesting and slightly cruder alternative to the Daimler Conquest earlier in the sale, and a similar price. This was top dollar for one of these, but it was worth the money. #32-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 road- ster. S/N BN1225510. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 97,859 miles. Factory RHD car originally TOP 10 No. 7 #82-1958 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX406. Metallic blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 41,142 miles. RHD-converted Ace but still with its original body and motor. Has been through the right specialists in recent years and is mechani- recently rebuilt, seat leather appears new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,860. When new, this car just didn't stand a chance against the Jaguar XK. It's hard to quantify since there aren't any, so this is probably destined to become a show queen, and it's arguably the most important one, so it's worth preserving. The price was quite rightly some way behind a nice XK 140 coupe. #92-1957 LAND ROVER S1 88 pickup. S/N 116800237. Green/green canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 17,749 miles. Nice old S1, restored in 2001 and now with later 2.3-liter diesel that sounds properly agricultural. Not overdone so still a user, with minor cosmetics that would be an issue on anything else, such as scuffed Perspex and a rusty spare. Seat belts 50 cally fresh. Body straight with good door fit, tiny blemishes in paint, chassis good, weld repairs to exhaust. Top new, sidescreens scruffy. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $195,437. Exported new to Canada, more recently owned by RM and Brian Classic, in this ownership since 1991. For such a pleasingly original and usable car, Sports Car Market and new canvas top fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,558. The rebuild included work to the bulkhead and chassis (where they rust), Waxoyling, new springs, and rebuilt axles, so it should last another 50 years. Looks like a great value for such a durable friend, but in fact this was on the money. #8-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 SE roadster. S/N S831166DN. Maroon/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 5,087 miles. Restored and converted to righthand drive in the late '80s, body good and door fit a good effort. Now with five-speed gearbox

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK this would have been on the money a year ago, and it was still right, showing that Aces continue to be a good investment. #66-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N S825228DN. Blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 4,644 miles. Original RHD car fresh out of refurbishment. Door fit and chrome good, newish leather, small four-spoke Moto-Lita wheel fitted. Chassis solid, trunk floor OK, tone blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 67,816 miles. The first of Vauxhall's transatlantic-styled mediumsmall sedans thanks to GM influence (which, in 2009, has almost killed off the company). Some paint and rechroming evident, door fit a bit off, but main body is straight and general appearance is tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,020. Few of these survive due to the dreaded rot, so if you want one, you have to search hard and pay up. That said, this was on the money, so all parties should be happy. #38-1962 FORD SUPER TWO Special roadster. S/N MGW1941. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 18,259 miles. One of the better Ford side-valve specials, like an early Lotus, using a Bowden chassis. Good overall appearance, lightly cracked, starred, and microblistered paint. Tonneau and weather equipment good, seat leather shows well, vinyl to dash coming motor clean and tidy, new exhaust. Now with power steering and power windows. Owner noted difficulty engaging first and reverse on way to sale, so the clutch is probably dragging. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,790. Even though this one had an air of having had a quick restoration for a profit, it got reasonable money here. Well sold. #25-1961 JAGUAR Mk II 3.8 saloon. S/N P204786BW. Metallic blue/gray & blue leather. RHD. Odo: 41,000 miles. Auto car with power steering from new. Floors good, some repairs in door bottoms evident, repaint shows some adrift. Side exhaust rusty. Improved in McKay's ownership with stiffer chassis and Aquaplane head. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,682. One of the nicer and more usable Ford-engined specials out there, cheaper than an Austin Seven trials special and with more performance—though of course not eligible for the same events. Sold to telephone bidder in mainland Europe. #39-1962 ROCHDALE OLYMPIC Phase I coupe. S/N PG2. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 81,600 miles. The Olympic is a low-volume sports car in the mold of the Lotus Elite, using Morris Minor or Ford power—this one is Minor. Straight and tidy in appearance. Door fit off, probably as when new, and hinges have dropped. bubbles at back of front fenders. Sills, spats, and door gaps nice, door seals worn. Leather has been dyed recently. Motor tidy with no leaks. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,723. It's nice to see one still on its original steel wheels. This one sold slightly over the expected money, but originality always helps. Well bought and sold. #64-1961 VAUXHALL VICTOR Deluxe saloon. S/N FE394324. Two-tone blue/two- Current 1098-cc motor wears Shorrocks supercharger, but original-type 948-cc block comes with car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,551. An oddity, sure, but it's usable and one of the best known in the U.K, so it was no surprise to see it become the subject of a bidding war, eventually settling at $3,000 more than anticipated to a phone bidder in continental Europe. #27-1963 JAGUAR Mk II 3.8 saloon. S/N 2313510. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 2,953 52 Sports Car Market motor is on 40s, but no details on current spec or power. Has FIA Historic Identity Form. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,344. Co-raced by Lyn St. James at the 2007 Goodwood Revival and a natural for an invite back, or for Top Hat racing or events such as the Tour Auto. There's a lot you could do with it, and here the price looked about on the money. #86-1965 JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.8 saloon. S/ N 1B53794DN. Dark blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 24,988 miles. Straight and not as ripply as some, and its first 29 years were in South Africa, where the climate is kinder. Restored when repatriated. Lightly creased leather, miles. Better than it first looks. Body straight with Coombs-type rear arches, door gaps good, floors and chassis solid. Timber glossy, but new leather to front seats still too bright and shiny. Painted-over balance weights suggest refurb work has recently been done. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,930. Strange that this one fetched less than the auto two lots earlier, but that had originality on its side while this could have been a recent blowover. Still, it was a 3.8 with overdrive, and at this bid, I cautiously say well bought. #17-1964 VAUXHALL VICTOR VX 4/90 4-dr sedan. S/N FBH4345996. Gray/gray steel. RHD. Odo: 39,190 miles. The VX 4/90 is the “hot” one, originally with 75 hp. Built into a racer around 1994. Tidy and mostly original, some welded patches in floor. Dash intact with original instruments. One crack in dash top, still has rear seat. Suspension has been dropped and

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK chrome bits all OK. Took a while to fire up after a night and day left out in the rain, but claimed to drive well with 40 psi oil pressure. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,551. A reasonable car at reasonable money, and a bit left in it for retail. Original handbooks and service manual will add appeal. Sold to the trade, and last seen setting off on the 180-mile trip home. #20-1967 SUNBEAM ALPINE Series V convertible. S/N B395015716HR0. White/ black canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,318 miles. Series V is most elegant, with shorn tail fins. Good body and paint with a few stone 27,020 miles. Tidy and original, with no obvious rot issues. Straight, older repaint holding up well. Tan leather creased a convincing amount for age and mileage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,585. Slightly unfortunate “one-off special factory order” color did this example no favors at retail time, but if you overlook that, it was well bought as a low-mileage car. #19-1973 TRIUMPH GT6 Mk III coupe. S/N KE23777. Dark blue/dark gray cord. RHD. Odo: 50,622 miles. Very straight, shiny paint, no rot. Fastidiously rebuilt to concours standards, but never entered in one. A Mk III, so it features a notched tail and the less scary rather than a thing of beauty. May be the only one running (and not very well), but none of this cut much ice with buyers here. Maybe the seller should have taken the $15k it was bid to at BCA last year. #3-1980 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 convertible. S/N TFADW1AT009380. Metallic red/black canvas/black leather & walnut. RHD. Odo: 91,671 miles. One of the last Spitfires built, and now must be one of the best in the world, with $16k spent on restoration and upgrades to motor and suspension. Paint not an original color, small steering wheel and chips, interior fair, masses of history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,554. Finding a nice Alpine isn't easy due to rot—and they are always prey to being made into Tigers. This one hadn't suffered either and sold just over top estimate, but I'd say still well bought. #81-1968 TRIUMPH TR5 convertible. S/N CP20590. Red/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 84,851 miles. One of the most collectible of the TR series, restored in 1995. Door/fender/sill fits as good as when delivered new, nice repaint, almost concours everywhere rear suspension. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,289. An almost unheard-of price for a GT6, but find another like it. Ironic that the GT6 was always called “the poor man's E-type,” while this one approached cheap E-type 2+2 (auto) money. As spendy as this was, the buyer still did all right. #23-1976 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 convertible. S/N FH80394. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 74,815 miles. An above-average example. Straight and tidy body non-original walnut dash and door caps fitted. Better than new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $14,344. When they're sorted they're not bad... honestly. However, it'll never be worth as much as was spent. You could either build a racer or buy a more grown-up MG B for the same money. Looks expensive for a Spit, but it was still pretty cheap as an exercise. #22-1981 TVR TASMIN convertible. S/N DH5105F1. Silver/black canvas & fiberglass/black leather & beige suede. else. Lightly creased leather, new-looking chrome wires, chrome rocker cover, Moto-Lita wheel. Dragging clutch noted by owner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,274. This car had it all, being a RHD fuel-injected example (of which only 1,161 were made) with overdrive, and in super order throughout. It's no wonder the owner was holding out for top money. This was just enough and he wisely let it go. #21-1972 JAGUAR XKE SIII 2+2 coupe. S/N 1S70924. Beige/tan leather. RHD. Odo: RHD. Odo: 2,925 miles. The fourth of 862 convertibles built. Really sharp throughout, and still on original wheels. Interior superb, with as-new with no rot issues, some interior parts coming adrift but that's not abnormal. One quarter window tearing out of top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,586. My pantaloons didn't spontaneously ignite, but it wasn't expensive either, selling at a market-correct price. About the cheapest way into an open-top Brit sportster. Less than a rough Miata, but it needs to be. #94-1978 ARGYLL GT Turbo coupe. S/N 0784T5IDI. Red/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 4,065 miles. One of a handful of bold new indestructible sports GT concepts devised by carb and turbo genius Bob Henderson. Steel chassis massive and will come to no harm, a few cracks in windshield pillars of fiberglass body. Interior looks like it's been designed by a boat builder and is held together by gravity and mastic. Lancia twin-cam turbo power. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,125. A curiosity from a blind alley of British sports car manufacture 54 seat coverings and dash still intact. Good history, sounds crisp when fired up. Sold with trunk full of spare parts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $4,633. These get tatty quickly, and low values are a disincentive to spend money, but this was a lovely example let go for rather less than the seller envisaged. For the same money as a fairto-rough Miata or decent Spitfire, you get all this V6 stonk. A bargain. Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK #53-1991 BENTLEY EIGHT saloon. S/N SCBZE00A0MCH34035. Green/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 27,001 miles. Near-new condition, with perfect rear arches and unworn interior. Doors still need a push on springy seals. Full plans, so this left-hander stayed in the U.K. It didn't get to a previous H&H auction, and even though it only sold for half what was wanted here, it was still fairly priced. Last seen driving the 110 miles home piloted by two members of the trade. ITALIAN service history, extras include parking sensors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,102. This was expensive when you consider that you can get a used Turbo R for half the money. However, it should be a safe long-term bet with such low mileage and good history. #24-1996 ROVER MINI COOPER 1.3i sedan. S/N SAXXNNACBD133822. Anthracite & white/black leather & cream cloth. RHD. Odo: 81,016 miles. Nicer than the usual auction fare. Sills and floors very good with no evidence of replacement, but there is paint. Little used since. Floors excellent and oil pipes, exhaust, and heat exchangers good. New leather. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $81,582. Fewer and fewer of these are left, as many have been made into RS 2.7 replicas, Though over estimate, this would be retail asking price for a car this nice, so I'd call it just about correctly valued. fresh underseal. No rot issues in usual areas around headlights and scuttle. One stain on driver's seat, newish exhaust, alloys unscuffed. Full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,662. The vendor wasn't asking for much, but this tidy example sold near top estimate. A good, fair deal both ways. GERMAN #58-1962 BMW ISETTA 300 sedan. S/N 332598. Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 41,685 miles. Nice (and recent) restoration of U.K.-market right-hander (where engine and driver are on the same side, needing a big ballast weight to stop it from falling over). Fresh leather, tidy underneath, only issue is blistered plating to door handle—and how anyone can cover 41,000 miles in one of these, but engine is said to be in good order. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $13,448. The only one of three bubble cars to sell, all from the same vendor #6-1990 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1600 sedan. S/N 11L0023961. White/gray velour. Odo: 46,000 km. One of the last carbureted models, originally sold in London. Fairly tidy, some rust starting to bleed out around front valance, front fenders replaced recently. However, it's low mileage, so it should soldier on for some years yet. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,851. The car's first owner changed his emigration in driver's seat. Motor tidy and original but left “au naturel.” New clutch and wheel bearings in recent past, heater fan noted as not working. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,379. Lots of money had been spent over the years here, but I got the impression it had been expended unhappily. Series 3s are the cheapest Alfa Spiders, and this was either a relative bargain or an ongoing money-pit. Only time will tell. AMERICAN #72-1962 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 62E022449. Metallic rose/black vinyl/black leather. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body straight, paint mostly good with few small nicks and blemishes, blown-in area on left eyebrow, chrome all straight. Leather and all with sliding windows. On the money. It's strange that the 4-wheeler didn't sell, as the right-handed 3-wheeler is the least successful dynamic combination. #62-1972 PORSCHE 911 S coupe. S/N 9112300376. Silver/black velour & leather. RHD. Odo: 99,178 miles. Oil-flap year, original RHD car. Well restored in this ownership with new sills, one rear quarter, and bare-metal re- #1-1987 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Graduate convertible. S/N ZARBA5647H1045686. Red/black/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 48,860 miles. North America-only model imported to the U.K. and converted to RHD around 1991. Body tidy, top OK, dash top OK, one repaired small tear lightly creased, fixtures and fittings all there and everything said to work, including power seat and windows. Impressive, especially inside a small theater. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,343. Imported from Florida in early 2007. Less money than a '59, and even though it's just as big, it's somehow more appropriate in this day and age. Market price for condition. ♦ 56 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA Des Moines High Performance Auction Not only were there more cars, but sales doubled to $2.6m. With the market still rather unstable, this is a better indicator than the 54% sell-through rate Company Mecum Auctions Date July 17–18, 2009 Location Des Moines, Iowa Auctioneer Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman & Jim Landis Automotive lots sold / offered 143/267 Sales rate 54% Sales total $2,686,242 High sale 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, sold at $206,700 Buyer's premium Cars with no TV appeal were relegated to the outside lot Reporting and photographs by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinion in italics T here were several changes this year for Mecum's annual Des Moines sale in the Varied Industries building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The two most Des Moines, IA pronounced were the addition of a second day and televised coverage on Discovery HD on both days. Due more to the former than the latter, consignments were up significantly. Then again, if strange things happen at auctions as a matter of course, really weird things happen when the cameras roll, so we really shouldn't discount that as a sales booster. There were enough cars this year to relegate the ones with early and late time slots (non-televised) to the outside parking lot just behind the building. Unlike previous years—when the it seemed like we were experiencing a statewide sauna—the weather cooperated and it was generally pleasant on Friday and Saturday for car inspection. Not only were there more cars, but the sales figures also doubled from last year's $1.3 million. With the market still rather unstable, this is a better indicator than the 54% sell-through rate. The feature car for the venue was also the top seller: The white 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was judged by 58 the Mustang Club of America as a Gold Award winner earlier this year. When it crossed the block here, bidding got to $195k in short order and then stopped. Since $200k seems to be the “glass ceiling” for Boss-9s in 2009 (that's what I've seen at several venues), Dana Mecum finally convinced the consignor to cut it loose after his staff tried for quite some time to unsuccessfully convince the bidders to advance. However, from there, sales seemed to dribble off, as the next top seller was a fakey-doo 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, hammered sold at $111,300 after the consignor's wife gave the okay to let it go. This was still more than the top sale last year. A sign of things being on the upswing, or just a blip on the radar screen? I'll say it was a little of both, due to all of the changes here. A few dealers grumbled that some of their cars should've done better. Then again, several dealers were happy campers to load fresh meat onto their trailers at a good price. As usual, the Mecum staff kept things going in a timely manner—thanks in no small part to the schedule of TV coverage and the fact that they sell consignments whether they are on the air or not. The Friday segment ran from 4 pm to 9:30 pm for 111 lots, and it was 6 pm when the last car was sold on Saturday. Not bad for a weekend in Des Moines.♦ Sales Totals $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 $300 up to $5499; $500 from $5500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices

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Mecum Des Moines, IA GERMAN #F13-1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45A8CB013763. Light green metallic/black cloth & green hard top/tan vinyl. Odo: 173,772 miles. Repainted trunk lid barely a shade darker than rest of original paint. Claimed to have new soft top, but hard top was in place all weekend. Dull and lightly scuffed brightwork. 2008 Missouri inspection sticker on windshield, one-sizedoesn't-fit-all wiper blades won't lie down properly. Seats don't match, as passenger's side is moderately worn and faded and driver's has the seller—especially as it blew right past the $4,200 reserve. #S75.1-2008 SMART FORTWO Passion cabriolet. S/N WMEEK31X08K104499. Orange & black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 6,934 miles. Optional power steering, upgraded sound system, and heated leather seats. Body panels have a couple of light scuffs along driver's door. Extremely light carpet and steering wheel wear, minimal seat bottom wrinkling. Freshly washed undercarriage. Basically a low-mileage used car, with minimal wear and typical dealer prep work done on it. Cond: 2. Wheels doesn't help, either. In fact, that sort of confirms my suspicions to clear the aisles and run away. JAPANESE #F82-1974 DATSUN 260Z coupe. S/N RLS30036628. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 19,432 miles. California blue plate car, sold new in Sacramento with most documentation since new. Well preserved mostly original paintwork with just a few light nose and door edge chips. Good panel and door gaps, light scuffing or fogginess on most of all-original brightwork. Cleaned-up generally stock engine been fitted with poorly matched and stitched vinyl side bolsters. Heavily cracked and delaminating center console wood. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $3,900. Not a gray-market car, but it seemed to give off that aura at ten paces. Light green metallic was the most popular color in West Germany during this time (I had a 1978 BMW 728 in this exact same color combo when I lived over there). Since virtually nobody on this side of the Atlantic liked it back then—or now—it's a good litmus test to immediately verify that it left Stuttgart as a U.S.-spec car (this one did). Plenty offered for a ratty money pit in waiting, with one of the least desirable powertrains. #S73-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 420SEL 4-dr sedan. S/N WDBCA35E1MA571771. Black/gray leather. Odo: 63,657 miles. Seller claims actual mileage. Factory-optional power moonroof. All major components original, including paint, which only has a few light scratches. Typical of the W126 series, aluminum trim is getting rather dull. Commensurate driver's position seat and carpet wear, heavier soiling on door panel pull. Center console SOLD AT $16,165. It took me until I got home to notice the VIN: MEEK, how apropos. This exact same car was advertised in the local freebie shopper tabloid for nearly two grand more that what it sold for here—and a grand more than MSRP for a new '09. They must have given up on sticking one of the locals with it—especially since easy trolling of the web can find them cheaper in Chicago or Minneapolis. Personally, I think this example would best be served by hanging on a lifeboat davit off the back of the Benz offered as lot S73. ITALIAN #S133-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA Custom coupe. S/N THPNMK03762. Copper/ black vinyl. Odo: 57,630 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Motor built by Kuntz & Company in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, now with a claimed output of 531 hp. Rest of the car also modified in a similar fashion, with Wilwood brakes, Koni shocks, Bump steering, Momo steering wheel, bay, apart from economy replacement battery. Aftermarket voltmeter mounted below glove box door. Interior otherwise original and in like-new condition. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Last seen a few months ago at Mecum's Spring Classic auction at Indy, where it sold at $15,900 (SCM# 120604). Being a post-block sale for $900 more than what was bid here, there was no chance of it selling this time, especially since this region is a really spotty market for imports. #F11-1979 DATSUN 210 2-dr hatchback. S/N KHLB310008001. Blue metallic/blue & white plaid cloth. Odo: 57,930 miles. Consigned by original owner, indicated mileage said to be actual. Good quality older light repaint, some masking lines around bumper claddings. Only exposed rust-out is on driver's side of rear bumper, and has been covered with silver paint. Clean and generally well kept under the hood, but not show quality. Heavier grease ac- wood starting to delaminate, rest of interior is in excellent condition. Black duct tape on cold air intake hose, earlier dealer prep clear coat job in engine bay yellowed and peeling. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,550. This was the last year for the W126 platform S-class, having been introduced at the 1979 Frankfurt Auto show. As a mildly economical alternative to the top-shelf 560SEL, it sold respectively well. Unlike a lot of W126s I see at auctions, this seemed to be a well sorted-out car, and as such it did well for 60 Rondell alloy wheels, Optima yellow-top battery, and non-stock paint. Transaxle recently rebuilt by Pantera Performance of Colorado. Generally stock interior, with reproduction seat upholstery and carpeting. Awarded best in class at the Omaha World of Wheels this year. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. You know, when I think of places to take a Pantera to restore or refurbish it, Arkansas just doesn't pop into my mind. And, no, a trophy from World of cumulation under differential. Older economy replacement radials, stock wheel covers. Light seat, carpet, and steering wheel rim wear commensurate with indicated miles. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,000. Was bid to $3,700 on the block, but barely left center stage when a deal was put together while the next lot was being introduced. 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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic person's 240Z. The selling price was in line with the market for '70s quirky econoboxes, and this example was perfect for someone who wants something to park between his Pacer and Chevette. AMERICAN #F30-1941 HUDSON SUPER SIX pickup. Price as tested: $47,430 Likes: Aggressive front fascia, terrific engineering as well as fit and finish, capable 4Matic/suspension/tire package; supple interior leather befitting a more expensive car, other materials like rubberized dash feel good; nav system easy to use, panorama sunroof is airy; silky 7-speed automatic. Gripes: 228 horses from 3.0L V6 isn't enough, neither is 20 mpg combined. Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: The C300 is a luxury car at an entrylevel Mercedes-Benz price (just $33,600 for Sport). It lacks little and offers much, though at this price point, I'd cough up another $6K and buy the 268-hp C350. Still, the C300 will be comfortable, look good and should work well 200,000 miles down the road, which certainly adds to its appeal.—Stefan Lombard 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion SUV S/N 1880212. Tan/green vinyl. Odo: 59,611 miles. Repowered with a Twin-H setup from an early 1950s Hornet. Period-looking fog lights converted into turn signals. Otherwise generally restored to stock appearance within the last decade. Better than original quality body and paint work, most easy to access chrome replated, rest of pot metal trim is dull and pitted. Clampon rear-view mirrors added to both doors. Seat working in cultivated orchards such as apple farms, orange groves, or vineyards. Few were made, and by nature they had rough treatment. With the resultant scarcity and modern demand for them, they are some of the most valuable variants of collectible farm tractors. While the consignor wanted $18k, this final bid was closer to market. #S154-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S001441. Red/black cloth/ red vinyl. Odo: 8,473 miles. 235-ci 150-hp straight 6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Braille front fiberglass finish even worse than original, OK older repaint on top of it. Somewhat typical difficultto-open hood for a 1953 to '55. Good older rechroming, now with some light pitting. Seats and door panels redone quite well, dash padding wrinkled. Carpets becoming rather faded and door panels professionally reupholstered, but in modern vinyl without embellishment. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January '06, where it sold at $35,640. At this bid, there was no way it was going to sell unless it was a move of desperation. As it reran on Saturday for less, that wasn't the case, so chalk this up as a futile attempt to flip it. The bid here was more than adequate, and it was closer to reality than in '06. #S12-1951 INTERNATIONAL O-6 Price: $33,165 Likes: Compact, crisp design echoes BMW X3. Simple and intelligent instruments and switches, elegant interior touches. 200hp, 4-cyl turbo has plenty of power, 6-speed automatic offers manual shift, heated seats enjoyable, navigation and backup camera useful, quiet at speed, full-length moonroof with screen. Gripes: Blonde linen seats and door panels will be filthy in a month, electronic steering is numb, brakes soft until you jump on them, short overall length means little luggage space, mirrors useless when rain beads up on them. $1,950 for navigation system, $1,300 for sunroof seems excessive. Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HH Verdict: A calculated shot at Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 but less room than the RAV4, not as driver-friendly as the CR-V and more expensive than both.—Paul Duchene ♦ 62 Orchard tractor. S/N OBK39189W. Harvester Red/silver canvas. Good quality restoration—at least on the surface. Well finished exterior, but reverse side of sheet metal is rather roughly finished. Modern black door edging added to cowling edges that mate up to other tinwork. Seems to spit and sputter rather than run out well. Modern vinyl graphics fitted rather than original water transfer decals. New front tires, heavily refinished original rears. Authentic and worn, especially on transmission hump. Nearly impossible to jump-start the car to get it running, and the one time it lit before it crossed the block, it blew a lot of black smoke. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $47,700. 1954s seem to bring out the worst of all C1s. It was claimed that this example had been sitting in a warehouse for the last 27 years, and that seems to check out based on how the car looked here. It was probably restored on the fly back then and left to rot (the “too nice to drive, have to keep it in storage” mentality). The reserve was dropped at the final bid, but it was all the money in the world. #F104-1955 FORD CUSTOMLINE 2-dr sedan. S/N A5KG147152. Turquoise/two-tone blue vinyl & nylon. Odo: 36,246 miles. Factoryoptional 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive and deluxe radio. Mileage claimed original, and the car's overall condition seems to support that. Well preserved mostly original paint with minimal nicks and scuffs, original slightly foggy brightwork. Aside from later day home-made coolant recovery system, engine bay is generally original and unrestored. Light carpet and seat upholstery wear, modern seat belts fitted, triple gauge set installed beneath center of dashboard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT reproduction pan seat and rubber lever end knobs. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $14,250. “Orchard” tractors were nearly mechanically identical to a regular tractor, but had streamlined coverings to protect the tractor's running gear and operator from tree branches when Sports Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA $7,000. As a fan of odd stock cars with overdrive, this was my favorite car of the auction. However, almost no one likes '50s Fords with six-bangers in them, even if this car can get great gas mileage (25 mpg isn't unusual for this setup). As such, dropping the reserve at this bid was the prudent thing to do. #S145-1955 CHRYSLER WINDSOR Nassau Deluxe 2-dr hard top. S/N W5539498. Wisteria Blue/Rhapsody Blue/two-tone gray cloth. Odo: 70,819 miles. Generally good quality older repaint, although with painted-over hood to cowl seal. Slight scuffing and some minimal pitting on most brightwork, door glass seals getting threadbare. Door panels and seats expertly reupholstered in a similarto-original style, fitted with new carpeting and modern seat belts. 12-volt electrical system, so the modern AM/FM/cassette deck in the dash on semi-authentic reupholstered bench seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,550. Having seen this featured in Vintage Truck magazine's January 2009 issue (a publication for which I write a regular column), I preferred it before this consigning dealer got a hold of it. As presented, it's pretty, but it's non-authentic for a truck of the era, since the vast majority of them were plain workhorses and not spiffier than cars of the same time. Still, I can't argue the seller's marketing strategy, as it sold for very good money—and more than a plain one would have brought. #S130-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57J169130. White/black vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 3,820 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Equipped with factory dual quad induction and three-on-the-tree transmission. Fitted with Fulton Stoplight Finder on dash and prerequisite (but faded) set of fuzzy dice. Older cosmetic restoration, good paint and original trim, older engine compartment detailing. Modern plastic cling film covers reproduction carpeting. Slight lumpiness to quality replacement upholstery, although seats and door panels were done on separate occasions. Consigned by an SCM subscriber. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,490. The Silver Hawk was the next step down the Studebaker food chain from the top-shelf supercharged Golden Hawk, with a coupe body in lieu of a hard top. This car has the optional 289—nearly identical to the Golden Hawk's mill except with a 4-pot carb instead of a blower. It took some finagling on Dana's part to get this cut loose when the bidding ceased, but it sold at a decent price for both parties. #S177-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA 4-dr sedan. S/N 11869J172749. Light green metallic/Seafoam Green/multi-tone green vinyl. Odo: 81,365 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Seller claims it's all original aside from 15-year-old repaint, the 283-ci V8 motor, and general service items. Superb original trim and lightly cloudy original bumpers. All original interior, with that unmistakable old car smell. Moderate wear and discoloring of carpet, yet minimal front seat and door panel wear. Dealerinstalled undercoating appears to have had can work. Non-stock dual exhaust, but gives off a rather nice, non-obtrusive rumble. Consigned by an SCM subscriber. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,960. 1955 was not only the first year of “The Forward Look” (or “100 Million Dollar Look,” as the Chrysler division marketed it), but the first year of the Polyspherical head V8 family of engines that would last into the late 1960s. This was also the first year since 1951 that the first-generation Hemi was not exclusively available in a Chrysler model. Although I'm biased as a fan of the “Forward Look,” the $12,500 bid on the block was under the money, but it was sold on the money as a post-block sale. #S92-1957 DODGE D100 pickup. S/N 82417845. Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 84,729 miles. Texas one-family truck until 2006, when generally restored. Detailed and fluffed up within the last few months by the consigning dealer, with new bed wood and stainless retaining strips, pinstripes, chrome bumpers, fog lamps, new carpeting, motor repaint in correct silver, and repainted wheels with new bias ply wide whitewall tires. Repaint has deep scuff on left fender ahead of wheelwell. Light wear starting seats. Chassis thickly undercoated a few years ago. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,340. Claimed to have been owned since 1969 by the consignor, who has put fewer than 2k miles on it during his ownership. Seems a bit of a waste to me, as if you're going to let a car sit, you might as well take it out once in a while—and this one appeared to have been restored a while back and then just parked. Good thing then to move it out at a realistic price like this for someone else to enjoy. Especially since in October '07, we saw it at Mecum's St. Charles auction, where it failed to sell at $80,000 (SCM# 47049). #S151-1958 STUDEBAKER SILVER HAWK coupe. S/N 7219103. Black/gray nylon & vinyl. Odo: 9,036 miles. 289-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Dealer-installed Frigiking a/c. Good older repaint with some overspray in wheelwells, highly presentable chrome and polished stainless trim. Clean, regularly maintained engine compartment, with fresh oil filter, new modern plug wires, and gel-cell battery. Good some touch-up over the years, but not recently. Clean engine bay, but not detailed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. My uncle Bob had a '61 Impala 4-dr hard top when I was a kid, and it's one of the earliest cars that I can personally recall. With that bias out front, I am one of the few out there who prefers the '61s over all pre1965 full-size Chevys. I can qualify it additionally by saying that it was a distinctive year, yet not outlandish like the previous two years or bland like the remaining years. Regardless, this was done up quite well for a 4-dr sedan, and would only take someone with similar recollections as me to pay this much. #F87-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08C773458. Aqua metallic/white vinyl/aqua & white vinyl. Odo: 38,955 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint claimed to be original, but masking lines are visible on some trim. Regardless, it is in tough shape, with most panels either faded, burned through from careless polishing, or peeling. Front bumper 64 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA turned slightly upward. The engine has a host of lower-market dress-up items that are getting shabby. On top of that, it's a 2-bbl car converted to aftermarket 4-bbl induction. Older seat redo with light wear, carpeting and console heavily worn. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $13,250. Too ratty and modified to even dare using the S-word, but not enough of a beater to just gut it and restore it (yet). Plenty paid for an entry-level collector car with no investment potential, as what you'll spend on it will equal or come short of what you would gain financially. #S29-1965 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA fastback. S/N V857274604. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 64,410 miles. 273-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Excellent newer bare body repaint, body panel fit could be better. Doors have a tinny rattle to them when closed. Rechromed bumpers. Newly installed reproduction interior upholstery and carpeting, dashboard and steering wheel trim heavily pitted. Exceptionally clean engine compartment interior upholstery. Excellent chrome. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,590. Actually, an all-black Chevy wasn't all that hard to do. In fact, all black was the standard color configuration if a dealer didn't choose a color for either the paint or the interior (hence the STD code for a black vinyl interior on the Body by Fisher tag). The restoration work was done well enough on this fairly basic car to cause the bidding to go a little past the $51k reserve. Well bought and sold. #F69-1966 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242176P316439. Copper/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 58,603 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Per body tag and PHS documents, originally had special order paint, which is now replicated. Rust pitting on sheet metal media blasted and painted over. Trunk lid fit not great, door and cowl gaps better. Fresh door and glass seals with somewhat sloppy installation. Originally fitted with a/c, but most underhood isn't much of a goer, but it does do a more than sufficient job of getting from point A to point B. Since that's what most of these are used for now (point B usually being the local car show), this would be a good, not overly thirsty cruiser—especially with that 3.23 rear end in it. That said, amount bid was sufficient, as the mods won't help the value. #S68-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 118376N108896. Medium blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,631 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Fitted with a/c, full tinted glass, ps, push-button AM radio, and rear antenna. Somewhat recent trim-off repaint, lightly scuffed but well preserved original brightwork. Door and most glass seals new, cowl to hood is not authentically detailed. Fresh non-stock chambered dual exhaust, undercarriage sprayed with a fresh layer of undercoating. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,250. The first generation “Fishbowl” Barracudas don't surface on the auction circuit too often, and if it wasn't for the final series of 'Cudas (when they finally had their own platform, instead of being a fancy Valiant), they would've likely endured the same fate in history as the AMC Marlin. Hammered sold immediately after the reserve was lifted, and a decent buy for the new owner. #S142-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S118181. Black/black vinyl /black vinyl. Odo: 80,484 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Documentation includes Protect-O-Plate. Optional a/c, full tinted glass, pw, 3.36 Posi diff, AM/FM radio, Comfort and Convenience group, and knockoff alloys. Teak steering wheel added later on. Three-year full frame-off restoration completed in 2006, very limited use since. Better-than-stock body prep, with only minimal body seam broadcasting beneath high quality repaint. Excellent fit for the replacement soft top, along with the repro components are gone. Non-stock power brake booster setup, front disc brakes. Mostly reproduction interior soft trim, wrinkled headliner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,560. This came off as something of a half-hearted restoration done one paycheck at a time rather than a well thought-out project. Hammered sold nanoseconds after the reserve was lifted for a good enough sale price for both parties, albeit with an edge to the seller. #S66-1966 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II 2-dr hard top. S/N RH23E67101281. White/ black vinyl. Odo: 61,565 miles. 318-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Build sheet and known history since new. Consignor claims actual miles. Good looking three-year-old bare-body repaint in the original color, buffed-out original brightwork presents well. Original motor rebuilt and beefed up, nothing above the heads is stock. Moderately worn original carpet, rest of interior soft trim redone. Seats generically reupholstered in non-stock pattern. Fresh non-stock dual exhaust system and undercoating. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,800. It's nice to see a B-body that hasn't been turned into a fakey-doo GTX and/or a Hemi for a change. The Poly 318 seal was not put back on. Quickie repaint of motor, cowl, and fender liners. No belt on the a/c compressor. New interior soft trim, heavier fading and wear on interior brightwork. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. At least it retained the original two-pot 283 and Powerslide automatic, unlike the rest of the Chevy IIs out there that were repowered. Being a real-deal car, it really should've been bid a few grand higher, but that's about it. #S149-1966 MERCURY COMET Cyclone GT convertible. S/N 6H28S552914. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 75,868 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good quality color change from original dark green metallic. Replacement interior also changed from original white seats with Palomino dash and carpeting to white with black. Repop Indy Pace Car decals sitting on passenger's seat, modern Ford seatbelts fitted front and rear. Woodgrained steering wheel rim mostly worn down to a muted tan. Generally well detailed under the hood, although I'll call them to task on the 390 Cyclone GT emblems on the valve covers—they look like an afterthought. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,380. A real deal Cyclone GT, but nowhere near even being a fakey-doo Pace Car. Mercury did not offer a simulated Indy Pace Car package, so the only 66 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA real ones are the handful that were used in various capacities for the race in '66. Now that we've nipped that in the bud, it sold for plenty considering its condition. #F92-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-dr coupe. S/N RM21H8A100064. Silver/ black vinyl/black & silver vinyl. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Hyped by the seller as “the first production Road Runner built.” Minimally equipped with virtually no options. Good quality bare body restoration back to original configuration, with paintwork better than stock and body fit generally equal. Reskinned roof with a few air pockets along edges. Well detailed engine compartment and undercarriage with both AT $206,700. With original paint and mostly original interior, I would hesitate to say the car was restored... more like authentically detailed. It was bid strongly up to $195k, but everything then got stuck in the mud. After several minutes of discussion with the consignor, he finally cut it loose. Having seen similar Boss 429s hit the glass ceiling of $200k within the last year, this sort of becomes self-fulfilling prophecy. In 2009, Boss 429s are $195k cars, period. #S110-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 9F02R109537. Pastel Gray & black/black deluxe vinyl. Odo: 36,904 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with TractionLok, pb, ps, full tinted glass, and a/c. Deluxe Marti Report presented with the car. Top quality bare body repaint, rechromed bumpers, new trim. Somewhat clean engine compartment, but with several deviations from stock, motor, so based upon that and the non-stock rumble, it was warmed up a bit when rebuilt. As a pretty driver, the seller was prudent to cut it loose at this bid. #F36-1970 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 coupe. S/N 0F39M527698. Wimbledon White/ black vinyl/maroon leather & vinyl. Odo: 99,543 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factoryoptional a/c and AM/FM radio. Newer highquality trim-off repaint, rechromed bumpers and buffed-out trim. Non-stock 4-bbl induction and cast aluminum valve covers in clean engine bay. Reproduction carpeting, front seats have been reupholstered on seating surfaces in now showing some light use. Reproduction interior soft trim with good installation workmanship. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,500. A coupe, not to be confused with the hard top, and the seller claimed that it was the first Road Runner built. However, the claim was actually based upon the Chrysler Registry saying it's the earliest VIN for a 383-powered Road Runner coupe that an owner has registered with them (and that's 94 out of 28,138 built). Tell us what the other 63 cars built before it at Lynch Road were, and you can call it what it is based on that. Sold for the market value of a regular production Road Runner. TOP 10 No. 6 #S93-1969 FORD MUSTANG Boss 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z150446. Wimbledon White & black/black deluxe vinyl. Odo: 3,857 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Seller claims miles are actual and that it still wears factory-applied paint. Heavily detailed since purchased from the original owner in 2005, earning an MCA Gold Concours Trailered award in early 2009. Buffed-out paint and polished brightwork, replated original Magnum 500 wheels with repop tires. Period aftermarket oil pressure gauge beneath the dash, reproduction carpeting, rest of interior is original and in good condition. Heavily detailed engine bay and undercarriage to concours standards. Cond: 1. SOLD including several different shades of Ford blue. Woodgrain pattern on steering wheel rim has almost completely worn off to a dull tan. All reproduction interior soft trim, redyed dashboard. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Lookin' good from ten feet, but lacking in the details, this was basically a pretty driver. Coupled with more realistic pricing on Cobra Jet Mach 1s, the final bid was as good as could be expected for the car at this time. #S141-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136379K480217. Silver & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,681 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Aftermarket Hurst shifter, with Hurst Equipped badge attached to trunk lid. Very fresh repaint is still degassing, and it's especially true under the hood, where it seemed the engine paint should still be sticky to the touch. Muted interior finishes with light wear and patina lead me to believe most everything is original. Light undercoating on the bottom of the car, apart from aftermarket rear air shocks and chambered dual exhaust system. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,680. The seller was claiming 400 horses out of the leather, which is a shade lighter than original rear seat. Clean, paint-detailed undercarriage with non-stock rear shocks and chambered exhaust. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,000. Just like a Buick Skylark/GS compared to a Chevelle, Cougars offer a lot more bang for the buck with the same equipment than their stablemate Mustangs, but they bring significantly less money. This one was done up well enough that it went several bids past $9k, where the reserve was lifted. Bought well enough for a keeper, but don't expect to recoup your investment anytime soon. #F42-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 0F05R102183. Calypso Coral/ black vinyl. Odo: 93,989 miles. 428-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Marti Report says it was sold new as it is currently configured. Optional rear deck spoiler, Traction-Lok diff, ps, pb, tach, and AM radio with stereo 8-track. Good to mediocre newer repaint shows a few masking lines. Iffy door gaps, most door stop rubber bumpers missing. No wiper arms installed. Reproduction interior soft trim is expertly fitted. Aftermarket wood rim steering wheel, gaping hole in dash where radio is supposed to be. Near-show quality engine bay detailing looks fresh. 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Mecum Des Moines, IA #S95-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 2-dr hard top. S/N 344870M177346 . Dark blue metallic & white/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,608 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory options include a/c, W25 forced air induction hood, rear spoiler, rear speaker, rear window defogger, pb, and AM/FM radio with 8-track. Body rust-proofed when new by the dealer. Excellent quality repaint, most brightwork replated. Fourspoke Rally steering wheel added, original included in trunk. Circa 1976 Sun tachometer clamped to steering column, rest of interior restored to stock. Show quality engine bay with only some simple parts swapping (aside from R134a a/c fittings). Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Further proof that mid-sized Oldsmobiles and Buicks should do better than a commensurate Chevelle, but they fall short on the auction block. This car was certainly worth more than what was offered here, even in today's market. #S134-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370F176843. White & black/red vinyl. Odo: 10,388 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. LS5 with M22 4-speed, along with center console, ps, pb, sport steering wheel, and SS wheels. Seller claims miles indicated are actual since new. Excellent quality repaint, claimed to have all of its original interior components except the carpet. Based Grand Spaulding Dodge of Chicago. Optional Hemi with 4-speed, Super Trak Pak, concealed headlights, bucket seats with center console, Rally gauge package, front and rear spoilers, and racing mirrors. Seller claims actual mileage, although car has been professionally restored in the last few years. Reskinned roof with some air pockets in vinyl. Seats and carpeting are good quality repops, but rest of interior is original and in good condition. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $145,000. Last seen at Mecum's Kissimmee auction in January '09, then a no-sale bid to $185k (SCM# 119454). Most likely, the miles were put on a quarter of a mile at a time, as indicated by a number of slips from Freeport Raceway with the rest of the car's documentation. While the final bid was perhaps shy by about $5k, the consignor was hoping that the market was going to suddenly swing in his favor by significantly more. Good luck with all that—it ain't happening in central Iowa. #S112-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Hemi Replica convertible. S/N BH27L1B114648. In Violet & black/black vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 99,348 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 5-sp. An original In Violet car with Elastomeric bumpers, but fitted from the factory with a 383 2-bbl and black interior. Modern crate Hemi and Tremec 5-speed manual installed. Billet aluminum adapter accepts Hydroboost power-assisted 4-wheel disc brake conversion. Rest of engine neatly done wheel. All are correct to this car per PHS documentation. Modern aftermarket 16-inch alloy wheels. Recently completed restoration with excellent body and paint work. Exceptional door gaps and fit, doors positively latch with the touch of a finger. All new interior soft trim, with light wear starting to show. Fitted with modern AM/FM/cassette deck stereo and Hurst shifter. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,320. This car has turned up at a couple of Mecum auctions this year, and I figured that now is as good a time as any to capture its data. Especially since it was finally bid past $20k to sell. Cheap if it was a '71; market correct for an emaciated and less desirable '72. #S158-1972 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23P2R295839. Blue Sky & black/black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 8,787 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional bucket seats with console, Rally gauges, ps, half vinyl roof, dual sport mirrors, and Rally wheels. Recent concise restoration with top-notch paint and decal application. Rechromed bumpers and replacement trim, mostly new glass. Highly detailed upon some overspray at base of windshield, some of it has been redyed. Heavily detailed engine bay and undercarriage, with replicated inspection markings and all emissions gear. Backup lights stay on whenever car is running. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Another case where there were claims of it being a lowmileage original, yet with the seller boasting about the quality of the frame-off restoration. Bid to current market value for a top-shelf 4speed LS5. #S80-1971 DODGE CHARGER R/T Hemi 2-dr hard top. S/N WS23R1G112630. High Impact Orange & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 33,543 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Documented as having been sold new by 68 up to look stock. Good quality paint and body, all glass non-OEM new replacement. Smaller diameter stock-style steering wheel, rest of interior restored with negligible wear or soiling. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $111,300. Let's see, it's a fakey-doo with a full restoration and an all-new powertrain—and the consignor was bragging it up as a 99k mile car? I say that the sellers did as well as can be expected in today's market for their wannabe muscle car, which by all rights could even have been called a resto-mod if the mood had struck me right. #S37-1972 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 2D37T2A193065. Cardinal Red/black vinyl. Odo: 21,504 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Factory options include ps, full tinted glass, dual sport mirrors, pb, and deluxe steering engine bay, excepting only modern spark plug wires and an economy battery. Mostly restored interior, with only moderate fading and wear on steering wheel and aftermarket carpeted floor mats. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. While the 400 was a good performing engine, it is considered neutered even compared to its closely related 383 brethren. Like all muscle cars, 1972 and later cars see significantly lower values than even the year before, so while this example was quite well restored, the final bid was not entirely out of line. #S117-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 6L67S6Q250928. Firethorn Red/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 11,963 miles. 500-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Consignor claims actual miles from new. Well preserved original paint with no nicks, scratches, or cracking over plastic end caps. Excellent original bumpers and trim, moderate rippling to top Sports Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA #F75-1999 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N G1YY32G9X5116326. Black/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 39,581 miles. 5.7-L 345-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Stock chrome alloy wheels, brake calipers painted red. Aftermarket Borla cat-back exhaust, simulated wood dashboard and console coverings. Original paint shows some polishing swirls and is most likely from being parked with the top down for extended periods. Only appreciable interior wear is light rippling to driver's seat bottom and some aging to floor mats. Much engine paint had yielded to surface rust. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Perhaps it's the same knee-jerk reaction that made land yachts spike in sales during the last half of the 1970s (the “I'm buying one before some a-hole in the government tells me I can't” mentality), but the same cars from back then are seeing a spike in demand again, with the Eldo converts leading the parade (complete with parade boot). I'd have laughed at the $20k reserve a year ago, but today that doesn't seem too out of whack for a well-preserved one with limited miles. #S63-1984 PONTIAC FIERO coupe. S/N 1G2AM37R6EP232085. White/gray cloth. Odo: 36,479 miles. Seller claims actual mileage and that it is “all original except the tires.” Perhaps the battery is included in that statement, as it needs to be jump-started every time. In addition, factory-optional a/c is now set up for more modern R134a. Original paint in respectable condition. Modern aftermarket fish-eye mirrors added to the stock units. Light interior wear, except for heavier staining on Red/tinted panel/saddle leather. Odo: 89,031 miles. 350-ci 240-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Factory options include tinted roof panel, Bilstein suspension, electronic climate control, and power driver's seat. Aftermarket mudflaps, cat-back exhaust, rosewood shift knob, console pad, and sill protectors. Average respray with a couple of masking shortcuts on window seals, non-OEM replacement windshield. Claimed replacement seat leather worn and soiled, carpeting recently replaced and shows almost no wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,400. Another Corvette getting frequent flyer miles from Dana, as it was a no-sale at $7k in Kansas City in March (SCM# 120126). While being firm and fast at $8k back then, now the consignor cut it loose at $6k—and it continued to get a lot of action. I'm not certain if it was worth the shipping and hassle for another grand, but at least the consignor got sick of carting it around and kicked it out the door at a prudent price. #S4-1993 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 40th Anniversary convertible. S/N 1G1YY33P3P5120340. Ruby Red/Ruby Red cloth/Ruby Red leather. Odo: 49,954 miles. 350-ci 300-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Claimed to include optional removable hard top, but is not on site. Original paint shows quite a few nicks, and not just on the front. Light weathering on soft top, but still very serviceable. Generally kept up, but not cleaned up the occasional touch-up. None of the induction is stock ahead of the MAF sensor. Light seat and carpet wear commensurate with miles indicated. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,995. The consigning dealer purchased the car from its 75-year-old owner, who had to sell it because he was going blind. Play with your toys while you still can. Went one bid past the reserve, yielding a respectable deal for a well-kept— albeit mildly customized—C5 rag-top driver. #S58-2004 DODGE RAM SRT-10 pickup. S/N 3D3HA16H04G254397. Silver/black suede & leather. Odo: 21,504 miles. 8.3-liter fuel-injected V12, 6-sp. Like-new paint finish, no nicks or chips anywhere. Original wheels and tires with very little tread left on the rears. Aftermarket roll-up tonneau cover, gel cell battery, and K&N intake. Otherwise, the engine compartment is clean and like new. Billet fire extinguisher mounted behind driver's seat. door pulls and on driver's footwell carpeting. No attempt at detailing under the hood. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $3,600. I understand that Publisher Martin's better half wants one of these—but this is not the one to get. While the 2.5-Liter “Iron Puke” isn't too bad of a motor (once you get past valvetrain noise after 60k miles), they initially hooked it up to a non-overdrive 4-speed manual or 3-speed slushbox. It took GM four years to get it right, and after that, they canned it. By all rights, the seller should've not only let it go but included delivery for this bid. #F94-1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY2182H5119767. Firethorn either under the hood or beneath the car. Wear on the carpeting, door sill, steering wheel rim, and driver's seat is all commensurate with indicated miles. Dealer's sticker still affixed to left rear valance. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,985. Previously used as an occasional summertime driver, rather than a hopeful future collectible. Hopefully the seller got 50k miles worth of enjoyment out of it, since it sold for average late C4 convertible driver money. A fair exchange for all involved. Dashboard and seats marinating in ArmorAll for a very greasy look and feel. Dingy untouched undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,140. One of the few 21st Century Q-ships, it looks like a heavily aftermarket accessorized Ram until it blows the doors off your Shelby GT500 (and probably handles just as well to boot). This was also the only way to get a stick shift in a gasoline-fueled Ram (some of us still like three pedals—and no paddles). Well bought, even if you pull a fifth-wheel trailer with it and work it for a living. At this price, it almost makes sense as in instant collectible—especially if Chrysler flatlines. ♦ 70 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, UK Goodwood Festival of Speed Bonhams retained its 100% record of selling every ex-Works Mini it has offered, as the three cars here found new homes Company Bonhams Date July 3, 2009 Location Chichester, Sussex, England Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 43/61 Sales rate 70% Sales total $3,751,059 High sale 1922 Sunbeam 2-Liter GP racer, sold at $755,505 Buyer's premium Despite its condition, the 1966 Monte Carlo “winner” still made $92k Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics 2-Liter Sunbeam Strasbourg GP Works racer. Though it may not have actually run in the 1922 French Grand Prix at Strasbourg, after suffering a cracked bellhousing, this is reckoned to be the most original of the four team cars built. All there but not currently running, it hasn't raced since 1968, and the European Vintage racing community eagerly awaits its return to the track (profiled on p. 44). Other competition cars weren't so successful, follow- B onhams raised just over $3.75m at its Goodwood sale, headlined by $755,505 for the ex-Kenelm Lee Guinness and Sir Henry Segrave the ex-Paddy Hopkirk 1963 RAC Mini Cooper S, now restored to its 1965 1275 S spec, for $110,025, and “GRX 555D,” the 1275 S that was famously denied victory in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally with Timo Makinen, fetched $92,095 from a collector in Monaco, despite now being a total restoration project. The last Works Mini, first a racer and then a rally car, campaigned on the 1997 Monte Carlo Rally before the model's homologation for international rallies ran out, went to a collector in Ireland for $46,863. Elsewhere, Bonhams raised $54,361 for a 2008 Mini One sold on behalf of Chichester, UK the British Forces Foundation's “Lap of Honor” campaign, and raised its own record for a Lamborghini Miura P400S to $585,170 (profiled on p. 38). The results for run-of-the-mill classics reflected that prices have adjusted down. A nice late Rover Mini with all the extras sold for $10,310—$5,700 less than it fetched at the same sale a year and 650 miles ago—and a '68 Shelby GT500 was bid to $101,000; it was bought at this sale in 2007 for $155,705. ing the recent trend in the U.K. The 1965 Ford GT40, as developed and raced over recent years by former Le Mans-winner and BRDC Chairman Ray Bellm, stalled about $130k short of the $1.5m that probably would have bought it, and the '72 East African Safari-winning Escort RS1600 (though it's an 1850) stayed with its rock star owner. The rally car had serious interest around $115,000 after the sale—not quite enough to clinch the deal on what is possibly the most original of all the Works Mk 1 Escorts left. However, Bonhams retained its 100% record of sell- ing every ex-Works Mini it has offered, as the three cars here in the marquee behind Goodwood House found new homes. Celebrity chef James Martin bought “8 EMO,” 72 Though the shift in exchange rates makes the dollar figures look worse, both represent around a 20% drop in local terms. Acknowledging this, James Knight, auc- tioneer and Group Head of Bonhams Motoring Department, said: “We achieved much interest for motor cars that are important, rare, and seldom seen on the open market. There were one or two casualties, however, and more general motor cars—those not particularly rare or compromised by condition or provenance—need to be priced realistically to attract interest.” That's the message that all auctioneers and brokers are preaching at the moment, and it seems to be gradually sinking in with owners. ♦ Sales Totals $2m $4m $6m $8m $10m $12m 0 Sports Car Market 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 15% up to $48,900, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.63 = £1.00)

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Bonhams Chichester, UK ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 1 #338-1922 SUNBEAM 2-LITER GP Works racer. S/N 222. Eng. # 2. Green/ brown leather. RHD. The “Strasbourg GP car,” driven by Sir Henry Segrave. Probably the most original of the four team cars, but may not have actually taken part in the 1922 French GP due to a cracked crankcase. Perfectly worn on a short chassis, still with Weymann stamp in body. Much mechanically refurbished recently; last cosmetically attended to in the early '90s. Nicely worn-in looks are aging gracefully, with good plating to headlights and radiator. Some bubbles and damage to left front fender, cracking paint on hood sides. Leather comfortably baggy, use evident on dash and instruments. Original Hunts trafficators, full tool kit. Paleis Het Loo concours authenticity winner 2006. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $316,220. Last sold for $200,068 at Artcurial's Paris sale in February '07 (SCM# 44550), then with 20,309 miles and considered at the time to be undervalued; here it's about right. #317-1934 LAGONDA RAPIER tourer. and oily, with lovely pressure pump and sight glasses on dash. No leaks from twin cam engine, torn leather seat. Raced until '68, so not with original wheels and tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $755,505. Unrepeatable at 15% over estimate. Comparable with the price of a Type 35B Bugatti, though a Bug with this kind of history would be more. See the profile, p. 44. TOP 10 No. 8 #341-1930 ASTON MARTIN 1½LITER International tourer. S/N L076. Black/red rexine. RHD. The 76th built. Long wheelbase (118 inch) chassis, older restoration still nice and looked after mechanically. Pitting to lights and radiator sur- S/N D10631. Eng. # D2380. Green/black mohair/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 42,113 miles. Coachwork by Abbott. Looks recently restored with straight body, shiny paint, and new leather, but was actually done from 2000 to over the years. Crashed, abandoned, rebuilt in the mid-'90s. Well built body with a few small marks in aluminum, but in generally good order throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,871. This was being sold by the son of the original builder, who had tracked the car down. It fetched the same money as an average well-sorted special, so the extra historical interest didn't seem to count for anything here. #343-1937 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE 1½-Liter saloon. S/N 2311407. Green/blue leather. RHD. Claimed to be one of nine left with its original body. Originally a 1,496-cc engine, now fitted with larger 1,767-cc twincarb unit. Laid up in 1959 at 28,803 miles, then rediscovered in 1987 with a garage collapsed on top. Body straight and paint good following 2002 and is holding up well. Chassis clean and tidy, no leaks from any underhood components. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,821. Well bought for a Rapier, as they usually start closer to $80k. Super condition and sufficient price should elevate it from any danger of being made into a special. #347-1934 LAGONDA 16/80 Special Six tourer. S/N S10997. Eng. # 2746. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,779 miles. Nice, used-looking motor. Paint applied in 2004 after major body renovation is showing some small cracks and chips, worn red leather round. Interior old but OK, dash nice, no top or irons at sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $127,955. Little history. Has been in long-term ownership in Germany since the '70s, but it hasn't been used much. Only just scraped over its reserve, and a decent deal for both parties. TOP 10 No. 5 #316-1931 BENTLEY 4 LITER coupe. S/N VF4018. Eng. # VF4009. Black/black vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. Very original car may be original. Headlights slightly dulling, bare aluminum front apron fitted. Canvas top in good shape. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $83,130. Sold at a mid-estimate price, which was notable as they all seemed to be a bit high at this sale, but it was obvious this car had been well looked after and had no needs. With that in mind, it was well bought. #315-1936 AUSTIN SEVEN Formula 750 Special “Sacré Bleu” roadster. S/N 253784. Eng. # M237660. Blue & aluminum/aluminum. RHD. Well-known racing special constructed in the mid-'50s and extensively developed 74 restoration, waterfall grille shows no issues, left windshield pillar cracked through. Dash timber nice, leather unworn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,055. Sold about $16,000 behind the price of the roadster “six” in the same sale, this was $4,000 under estimate and wisely let go. However elegant they might be, Dolomites have a limited market. This was in nicer condition, that pillar notwithstanding, but the roadster looked like a better value. #328-1938 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE 2- Liter roadster. S/N 258620. Eng. # PR16764. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 88,356 miles. One of only 50 built like this, and claimed to be one of eight Triumph sixes of all types left. Aluminum body without dents or dings, few bubbles and paint imperfections seem insignificant. Waterfall radiator in good order, some timber needs revarnishing but dash and Jaeger instruments nice. Leather worn and creased. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,925. Sold slightly under its $49k lower estimate, but these are so rarely on the market that there's no real precedent. I'd call this one a fair deal all around. TOP 10 No. 4 #355-1939 JAGUAR SS 100 3½Liter roadster. S/N 39087. Red/black mohair/black leather. RHD. Odo: Sports Car Market

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Alfa Bits Recent Il Biscione sales on eBay by Geoff Archer (All English within quotes exactly as presented by sellers on eBay.) #220358694740-1977 ALFA ROMEO 2000 BERLINA sedan. S/N AR116550018712. Silver/brown leather. Odo: 87,260 km. 11 Photos. Charlottesville, VA. “87260 KM. European model imported from Italy in July 2005 and used as daily driver since. I am a professional mechanic and grew up in Vicenza, Italy surrounded by Alfas. When I moved to America it was important to take a good quality Italian car with me to keep me from getting too homesick. I am moving back soon and that is the reason why I'm selling it. In very good condition, extremely reliable and fun to drive.” Rust visible on front edge of hood and below rear window. 15 bids, sf 0, bf 226. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,575. Is it cooler than a Geo Prizm for the same money? Absolutely. More reliable than an Audi, Saab, or Volvo from the same period? Eh, not so sure. Worth spending $8k on rust repair and a glass-out repaint? No way. Fair price for a funky Euro purchase that is hard to laud. #260355029486-1989 ALFA ROMEO MILANO Verde sedan. S/N ZARDA1249K1052055. Red w/black stripe/gray cloth. Odo: 64,401 miles. 24 Photos. Seattle, WA. 64k mi. “We are not sure if the body kit is original as it appears slightly different from other Verdes we've seen online. The red paint is in good overall condition and still holds quite a shine with only a few edge chips here and there. The exterior...appears to have been painted sometime in the distant past to original. All the 7,658 miles. 1938 Earls Court Show car. Good from a distance, but not quite as good up close. Straight and shiny, but tonneau studs missing. Black leather worn shiny, instruments excellent. Tidy underhood, enamel peeling off exhaust manifold. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $325,185. Last sold (to this owner) at Bonhams Hendon in April '09 (SCM# 120213) with 7,632 miles for exactly the same money (in pounds, then $289,275) as achieved here. Before that, it sold at Brooks Monaco in May '97 for a reported $148,735. The story is the new owners found it wasn't quite as good as they had hoped, so they moved it on rather than spending a packet getting it right. #365-1948 BENTLEY Mk VI Special roadster. S/N B84CF. Eng. # BSE133. Aluminum/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 8,204 miles. Styled like an enormous C-type, this isn't your usual Mk VI special. First built in the '70s and well documented, it was modified with roll bar for the 1994 Carrera Panamericana. project with the heavy work done to a reasonable standard. Good door fit, new leather, no door cards or hood covering. Chrome cam covers fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $58,028. One of 479 RHD dropheads made, and only being sold due to the death of the owner. Given this will cost $5,000–$8,000 to finish, a cautiously good buy. #346-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 3- Liter coupe. S/N LML1046. Eng. # V86J642. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 95,706 miles. Desirable larger-engined car (2.6 liters up to mid-'54), and one of last Mk Is. Straight body with nice paint, new stainless exhaust, newish black leather and red carpets. Claimed $30k spent since 2006. Motor now unleaded-compatible, with claimed good oil pressure and no overheating. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $93,888. Last sold at $37,338 by Coys in London in May '99 (SCM# 15118). There has been a glut of 2/4s on the market in the past twelve months, and they've settled at around $95k—which is some way behind the DB-series cars. Market correct for a good example. #345-1963 MORRIS MINI Cooper S Works rally car. S/N KA2S4384848. Red & white/white/red & black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 17,188 miles. Genuine ex-Works car, originally a 1071, fourth with Hopkirk and Liddon on the '63 RAC, then a “wet” Group III 970 for the '65 Monte (which it never started), then a 1275 practice car for Hopkirk on the '65 1,000 Lakes. Now well restored in its last form glass is good. The trim shows well. The carpets and the upholstery on both the front and rear seats are great. Mechanically the Alfa appears strong and in good shape.” #3 cond. 13 bids, sf 222, bf 234. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,200. Some people like Porsche 930 slant noses. Others like Cadillac Allantes (go figure). If you like Alfa Milanos with box flares, this was your chance to buy a low-mileage example in top-ofthe-line trim for a fair market price. Well bought, but only in the sense that you'd have a hard time finding another one this nice. #230359696891-1991 ALFA ROMEO 164S sedan. S/N ZAREA33E9M6209371. Black/tan leather. Odo: 62,289 miles. 21 Photos. Santa Barbara, CA. 62k mi. “California car from new, sold by Ruehman Alfa Romeo of North Hollywood to a Mr Alcazar on 4-11-91 and still titled to his son at the same address now.” Window sticker $32k+. “The paint is superb and original there is a small ding on the S-type 5-liter engine, three Weber 45s. New seat vinyl, a few marks in aluminum body give it character. Off road since 2004, and by the vendor's admission, mechanically tired. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,097. This was big money for a special, and just over the top of the wide estimate, as Bonhams didn't know quite where to place it. At least one buyer in the room shared the builder's singular vision. Terrifying. #323-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 drophead coupe. S/N 807178. Eng. # 935098. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 97 miles. Almost-restored hood that's the only flaw, the car is 100% accident free and of course totally rust free. The tan leather interior is beautiful almost perfect, some very slight wear on the drivers seat bolster but the rest is truly superb.” 9 bids, sf 656, bf 14. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,702. Perfect price for a low-mileage, no-stories example that would be very hard to replace. ♦ 76 with all period-correct details, including Halda Twinmaster. Given limited rally history, may even be on only its first or second bodyshell. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,025. Sold to celebrity chef James Martin for what was considered to be cheap money... but, given that all its real history was as a 1071 and it's now in a slightly different configuration, I'd call this correctly bought. #309-1963 MG B convertible. S/N GHN318447. Eng. # 19757. Green/black Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, UK vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 30,107 miles. Desirable early chrome-bumper car. Floors and sills excellent, body good, several rust bubbles just starting in cowl top joints. New wheels and exhaust, nice crackle finish to dash, leather looks fairly recent. Oil cooler added. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,184. Bonhams was giving a wide estimate on this one and before the sale I predicted it would sell for $12k and retail for $15k–$17k... so we shall see where it pops up. A decent buy if it was bought privately. #326-1965 MORRIS MINI Cooper S rally car. S/N KA2S4820484. Eng. # 9FAY39690. Red & white/red & black vinyl. RHD. The “real” '66 Monte winner with Makinen and Easter (the Minis, in the top three places, were disqualified for the famous lighting infringement, leaving Pauli Toivonen's Citroën the official winner), after which it was rallied by the works in various specifications before being sold off in '69. Now stripped for restoration. As before sale, but it got there. This car scored by being more desirable to the collector than the later single-headlight V8. #314-1985 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA Series II saloon. S/N SCFCDL01S9FTR13406. Garnet/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 90,000 miles. Mildly less barking than the Series I, but still with the “black” dashboard, and if it all works it's a bonus. Body straight apart from lightly squashed left front corner, microblistered paint on roof. Leather OK, but is slightly grubby on driver's seat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,682. Allegedly a former concours car, which is a little hard to believe, although the money's about right here, and the same would get you only a very tired V8 which uses the same mechanicals. But once you've got one of these home, what exactly are you going to do with it? #319-1992 ROVER MINI Works rally with all ex-Works Minis, hard to tell whether it is the original shell, though it looks rough enough, with big holes in floors and sills. Comes with lots of boxes of bits. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $92,095. The money paid here by a collector in Monaco was about what was expected and was essentially for the identity, since even if it is the original shell, it will be very difficult and expensive to rescue despite a huge pile of bits. It's worth saving properly, as it should be worth about $130k when done. #304-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N DBSV810314R. Eng. # V40283. Dark blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 53,971 miles. Rare early car still with the best frontal styling and retaining its fuel injection, which can be tuned at home if you have the patience. Renovated some time since the mid-'90s, body shiny and straight, sills and floors in good shape. Nice wrinkly and friendly-looking leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,239. The $36k–$41k estimate looked a bit ambitious 78 car. S/N BAXBMHC97A1100201. Red/red & black velour. RHD. The last Works Mini, although it was built out of a racer. Run by BMH on the 1997 Monte before the homologation expired, and restored to that spec. Expensive parts list includes 6-speed Tran-X gearbox and Eng. # 12A2LK700383096. Purple metallic/ white/black leather. RHD. Odo: 17,194 miles. Body good with no rust in usual spots, but with a few bubbles creeping out of sill joints and left front floor jig bracket flattened—it's not a jacking point. Leather lightly creased. Sports Pack consists of big wheels and arches (which made it slower), plus auxiliary lights. Fitted with optional wood interior pieces, leather, and electric sunroof. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,310. Fair price for nice example of one of the last “real” Minis. In good shape, so slightly well bought at $5,700 less than it brought at last year's event, when it had 600-odd fewer miles on the clock. That's about $10 a mile. Either way, looks like a very much more attractive proposition this time around, even after you factor in the global readjustment in classic car values. Good fun, too. GERMAN #327-1961 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 coupe. S/N 77634. Eng. # 2938054. Blue/ beige vinyl. Odo: 35,321 miles. Sequential gear change, center steering, and a panoramic top—what more do you need? Yes, tandemseat Kabinenrollers were marketed as serious transport and are surprisingly good to drive. Beautifully restored top and bottom, rebuilt two-stroke single tidy and clean. Snakeskin injected Swiftune motor. Good order throughout, not hammered underneath. One large touched-in paint chip on rear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,863. Sold for the expected amount to a collector in Ireland, comparing well with the $67k it cost Rover to build. A usable collector's item, able to do rallies, sprints, and hillclimbs without being modified from this spec. #339-1999 ROVER MINI Cooper “Sports Pack” sedan. S/N SAXXNNAEZEXD173230. applique trim almost looks as if it belongs. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $25,306. First seen at Christie's London sale in March '97, where it sold at $38,640 (SCM# 7008). Supplied new to the U.K, then in the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Collection in Georgia, where it was restored. With Peter de Savary at Skibo Castle from 1997 to 2003. Sold this time for almost twice its low estimate—but find another this nice in the U.K. See the profile, p. 40. #330-1975 PORSCHE 911 2.7 coupe. S/N 9116300667. Eng. # 6360972. Red/tartan Sports Car Market

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Our Cars 1973 Series III Land Rover 88 Originally supplied to Oman, in the U.K. since 2003. All 8,000 built were left-handers, so it makes no odds. This was one of the nicest Z1s to come though auction in the past couple of years, and the price paid was about on the money. ITALIAN #354-1962 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. Owner: Keith Martin Purchase date: June 2009 Price: $5,600 Mileage since purchase: 850 Recent work: Changed fluids, replaced brake wheel cylinders, installed man door, installed shoulder harnesses and seatbelts for all seven positions, made list of future stuff. Wendie and I were driving our Boxster S on a Porsche 1000-mile rally when a friend came up and said, “We really need to sell our vintage Land Rover, and someone said we should tell you about it.” Which really meant, “There's only one person in this room crazy enough to buy our Landie, and everyone knows it's you.” I'm sure I'm not alone in having a hanker- ing for a vintage Landie, and when I first saw this one, visions of John Wayne strapped to the front wing of one as he chased rhinos with a lasso in “Hatari” danced through my mind. The Landie is staggeringly crude, sort of a four-wheel-drive SWB Peterbilt. It's equipped with a Fairey overdrive and an aftermarket front winch. Upgraded “Old Man Emu” springs and shocks have been fitted, and the original chassis is completely free of rust. If the transmission didn't pop out of second gear under deceleration (something I knew when I bought it), there would be nothing major looming on the horizon. (It's a $2,000 fix, as the driver's seat has to be removed and the tranny comes out that way—and of course, while you're in there, you might as well do the clutch.) The teenagers have declared it their “most excellent car” as they fill it with seven giggling bodies (the side-facing seats are a hit) and proceed bouncily, deliberately, and slowly down the road. We've discovered the local Landie guru, Doug Shipman at Ship's Mechanicals. The area outside his shop resembles a desert oasis, with half a dozen 88s and 109s parked there at any time, awaiting his ministrations. He's not happy with our Rover's Toyota Land Cruiser red with white top paint job, preferring a faded green or blue—but the kids think this livery is cute, so they win this one. Next stop: the off-road course at the All-British Field Meet in Portland this fall. ♦ 80 weave. Odo: 113,989 miles. Body good for year, though there's been some welding in the front trunk and fuel tank leaks. No rust spots under headlights, body OK around rear window. Tartan interior mostly OK though driver's seat is split. Oil mist under motor, oil pipes intact and covered in crud. A bit tappety, though oil pressure is claimed good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,808. Strong money for a car with light needs, but it still didn't reach its pre-sale low estimate of $17,997. Well sold. #340-1988 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ91ZK5101361. Anthracite/magnolia leather. Odo: 151,767 km. First of the G50 cars. Body tidy, with no rot in usual 911 hot spots, leather creased and worn. Motor quiet but a little oily when fired up and oil pressure is lower than you'd expect. Borranis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $106,439. This car spent its early years in the U.S, then was in the Netherlands before restoration. It did about what was expected, which is rather less than has been spent on it in the last decade. As we keep seeing, it's a good time to buy great cars. TOP 10 No. 2 #359-1970 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400S coupe. S/N 4435. Eng. # 30477. Orange/black vinyl & gold velour. Odo: 58,216 km. Super order throughout. Just out of five-year restoration, though some castings are silver-sprayed rather Has rear cage, so may have been hammered on track days or used for instruction. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,494. Supplied new to Germany, and presumably came to the U.K. when there were stronger exchange rates. This was fairly stiff money for a well-used 3.2, although the best ones are on their way up. #356-1991 BMW Z1 convertible. S/N WBABA910X0AL01861. Eng. # 25546927. Ancient Green/green nubuck. Odo: 2,123 miles. Original car in very nice order. Germanspec twin exhaust fitted. Body fits nicely, no scuffs on interior trim, both doors go up and down smoothly. “Camouflage” seats replaced with new at some point, dash top OK. Covered 20,000 kilometers before the change to an mph speedo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,180. than au naturel. Interior near perfect, and even gold velour inserts on seats have survived. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $585,170. Originally supplied to Germany by Garage Foitek, and with its original owner until 2002. If they could have finished the restoration 18 months quicker... Even so, it still brought respectable money. See the profile, p. 38. TOP 10 No. 9 #311-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS Dino targa. S/N 07398. Red/black fiberglass/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 36,373 miles. Restored in the mid-'90s. Body good, with factory or slightly better gaps, engine lid fits pretty well, right rear bumper bent and hammered out. Recommissioned for the road in 2008, with new underpan, fuel pump, etc. Wheels refinished and unscuffed, new leather, holes left in door cards where speakers were. Sports Car Market S/N AM1011466. Blue/beige leather. Odo: 80,377 miles. “Series 2½” car with carbs but front discs. Big restoration in the early 2000s. 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Bonhams Chichester, UK Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $118,900. I felt a bit uneasy about this one simply because it had hardly been used and probably needed some shaking down. Still, the price was about right for a nice car. #302-1975 ALFA ROMEO 2000 GTV coupe. S/N 2413377. Eng. # AR00512582073. Metallic green/tan velour. RHD. Odo: 47,438. Still in a very '70s color scheme, with bubbles appearing on front corners and some Bondo in sandblasted front—a result of motorway miles, and it might have been repainted once already. Otherwise finish shows no scuffs or dings. Lightly creased driver's seat with a few stitches out. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,239. Exactly the same price as the other 456 in the sale, which was a manual with about the same mileage and in much the same condition. The market speaks. JAPANESE #325-1996 HONDA NSX coupe. S/N NA11001764. Eng. # C30A1001803. Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 38,891 miles. “The best Ferrari never made.” Unscuffed body and wheels, correctly ruched leather slightly worn on driver's side with one small split. Was in by Shelby American. In recent years has been subject to massive expenditure and development by ex-Le Mans racer Ray Bellm and a front-runner in historics such as Goodwood and Le Mans. Excellent overall, panel fit as per or better than original, lots of new parts in suspension and drivetrain. Kevlar/carbon seat and some modern instruments fitted. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,304,000. Jamie Knight stopped at $1.3m, and although negotiations continued, it remained unsold a week after the sale. Although it had no period racing history, its recent record and expenditure would have made this a million-pound car in the U.K. a year ago. Market cautiously takes a pace back and waits. #352-1968 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 8TO2S16926600974. Acapulco Blue & white/ black vinyl. Odo: 42,082 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in the U.S. in the '90s. Body and paint still good, hood fit a little off, side moldings aren't perfect. Interior excellent, bumpers replated well. Fitted with a/c, carburetor recently rebuilt. In the U.K. from 1995 as the sills. New master cylinder underneath, so somebody cares, although the vendor advises more work will be needed for MOT. Interior in good nick, but radio has gone. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,435. A fair deal for a runner with some margin to improve, as long as the floors and structure aren't rotten. #322-1996 FERRARI 456 GT coupe. S/N ZFFSP44C00103611. Eng. # 41210. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 53,009 miles. Looks almost new, including brake calipers and discs, although wheels need to be taken off Cyprus, and there's no way of telling total mileage, as the speedo was changed when it got to the U.K. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,557. The auto transmission doesn't matter too much here, as Honda's 4-speed works very well and banishes worries about the fragile and expensive clutch. And although auto cars are detuned, they've got fractionally more torque. Slightly behind estimate, but about on the money. AMERICAN #367-1965 FORD GT40 coupe. S/N GT40P1018. Metallic blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,358 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 5-sp. Originally a show-finished car kept as a spare and cleaned properly. Leather lightly worn on driver's seat. No issues noted; fully stamped service book, new cats at last MOT. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,302. These look like a fantastic value at the moment, and this was all the vendor was realistically looking for, as there are plenty more on the market at a similar price. #303-1998 FERRARI 456 M GTA coupe. Eng. # 50332. Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 51,000 miles. First of the facelifted M models, almost like new except for lightly 82 Emissions gear junked, now fitted with Holley 4-bbl and headers. Off road since 2005. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,871. Sold new in the U.K. (but not until 1978, hence the S plate), in the current hands since 1991. As far as Corvettes go, this is not a desirable year, but that didn't seem to bother U.K. buyers. Sold market-correct for tidy generic car. ♦ Sports Car Market part of the Van Dijk museum until 2005. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $101,000. Bought at this sale in June '07 for $155,705, and it's been mildly cosmetically improved since. Trouble is, if it's not a Bullitt-lookalike, it's not well understood in the U.K, and collectible American cars aren't selling right now. The seller wanted at least $120k, and shipping it home would probably get him a realistic price. #335-1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z37L7S401958. Maroon/black velour. Odo: 27,061 miles. 350-ci 180-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good order, with no chips, scrapes, or scuffs in body. Repaint still nice, Cragar mags fitted, interior has survived well.

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VanDerBrink Auctions Sioux Falls, SD The Marshall Guthrie Collection All but one of the 60 Monte Carlos sold for under $1,000—most for less than $300. Some went to the crusher without topping the $150 scrap bid Company VanDerBrink Auctions Date June 13, 2009 Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota Auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink, Dale Pavala & Aaron Williams Automotive lots sold / offered 133/133 Sales rate 100% Sales total $150,295 High sale You're seein' about a thousand bucks in cars right here, folks... Report and photographs by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in Italics I seriously thought every car out here I was going to get to someday. However, I got sick and tired of watching Mother Nature and Father Time not treating them well.” After decades of gathering cars, Marshall Guthrie finally realized he was never going to get these cars finished. He contacted Yvette VanDerBrink to have her company auction off the cars and his extensive parts collection and told her to set the date for June 13 to sell them off. Well, June 13 came, and so did a large crowd of buy- ers from the Upper Midwest, along with a strong online presence. Heavy rains the day before made the leased land next door to Guthrie's shop a near mud-bog for placing the parts, but most of the cars were high and dry. Sale day proved to be hot and dry, averting a Monte Carlo Mosh Pit. Did I say Monte Carlos? You betcha. Sixty of them ranged from 1978 to 1987 and included two of the NASCAR homologation special AeroCoupes. One of Guthrie's interests is in lower-echelon stock car racing, where these A-body GM coupes are quite popular due to their being one of the most compact modern GM cars with a V8 (or which could accept one). All but one sold for under a grand, with most fetch- 1972 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, sold at $8,000 Buyer's premium No buyer's fee assessed ing less than $300, but some went to the crusher without anyone topping the $150 minimum scrap bid. He had also acquired dozens of late-1970s through late-1980s GM pickups and Suburbans equipped with 454-ci V8s—once again for future projects. While the majority of the cars were stored outdoors at this automo- tive sales and service facility, Guthrie owned seven semi trailers that he used as storage garages for the “better cars.” Those included three C3 Corvettes, a 1970s Mustang II King Cobra, and a GMC Syclone that was rolled shortly after being sold new. While those vehicles were well sheltered from the elements, they also had a thick coating of dust. Most were washed off, but they really needed a good detailing. Guthrie knew that, but didn't have time—part of the reason for selling them in the first place. The top ticket item ended up being a Case excavator, which sold for $13,000, but since this isn't Construction Equipment Market magazine, we'll consider the top seller a 1972 Corvette convertible, which was hammered sold to an $8,000 winning bid online. Marshall Guthrie also collected MGs, readily admitting that part of the reason had to do with his initials. Most were parts donors or restoration projects; none was driven away. Unlike the silly money the Corvettes brought, the MGs sold for correct bottom-feeder money, with a few succumbing to the scrap bid. Ms. VanDerBrink and her crew went through the lots with due process, as collec- tions of car hoarders are her specialty. They started with the pallets of parts right at 10 am, and then transitioned to the modern collectible tools from Guthrie's collection. If anything, the biggest delays were there, but when they next moved to the cars, they were knocking out the Monte Carlos at a rate of up to four per minute and were finished by happy hour. ♦ 84 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Sioux Falls, SD ENGLISH #91M-1971 MG B convertible. S/N GHN51A201395G. Blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 80,313 miles. Top, driver's seat, headlights, taillights, all trim, grille, and powertrain missing. Old crazed repaint starting to flake off. Rusty wheelwells and undercarriage, electrical conduit flex-pipe exhaust system does not feature a muffler. Windshield cloudy along the edges but has no cracks. Sport steering wheel from a later vintage MG could be removed and easily restored. Most gauge faces broken, remains of bush growing through floor is wrapped around the steering column. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $150. This one was too rusty to fix—you could walk from one door to the other without touching metal, so they must have stripped it for parts so another could live. Bought at the scrap bid, which was probably for the wheels. #111M-1971 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN5UC1058816. Blue/black vinyl & blue hard top/tan vinyl. Odo: 37,000 miles. Fitted with aftermarket Custom Hardtops fiberglass roof, soft top vinyl folded onto the passenger's seat. Old repaint in original color, body damage on both front fenders. Hood leans on front fascia, and said front fascia is devoid of all chrome, trim, and lights. Both bumpers out, but edge chips, peeling, and scratching don't make it worth trying. Faded rear turn signal lenses, weathered top as watertight as a British car can possibly be. Some critter took up residence in the trunk, with an anteroom under the hood. At least it didn't move upmarket to the interior, which was already dirty enough. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $650. The shape of things to come that never really came to be. If you are a sucker for punishment, I suppose that this could be gutted and restored, but there's about $12k of work needed for a $6,500 car. Best used as an industrial sized door stop. Well sold. #104M-1978 MG B convertible. S/N GHN5UJ460751. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 56,416 miles. No motor, but induction is roped to and dangling from power brake booster. Older repaint in the stock color, with several patches worn though on hood. Stock 4-spoke stamped steel wheels sitting on all flat tires. Good trim and glass, missing mirrors, sunburnt bumper cladding. Dusty interior with see... do a clutch job at $800, then you have $2,400 into a $2,400 scruffy MG B that is $10k away from being a show car. Or, it's a bad day away from turning the owner into a pedestrian and becoming a parts car. AMERICAN #118M-1953 CHEVROLET 3100 1/2-Ton pickup. S/N H53J005368. Green metallic & primer/brown vinyl. Odo: 67,790 miles. Originally dark green, now wearing a heavily faded old metallic repaint. More recent touch-up with red primer, especially on left front fender, hood, and roof. Heavily dented rear fender, lighter dents noted throughout. Heavily rusted sitting on pallet in front of car. Knockoff wire wheels rusty. Engine missing induction, radiator, and ignition, interior missing carpet and horn button. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $400. This was the only Midget at the sale, and at this price, it was bought well. However, that's with the caveat that it was bought by someone well versed in MGs, who is a good painter, has a stockpile of parts, and has a powertrain looking for a new home. Still, you can almost justify the $400 just for the hard top alone. Along those lines, a decent buy. #62M-1978 TRIUMPH TR7 convertible. S/N TPVDJ8AT204345. White/black vinyl /dark blue vinyl & cloth. Odo: 44,140 miles. Optional full tinted glass, alloy wheels, and AM/FM/8-track stereo. Light rust blistering along body seams of nose and front fenders. Decent original paint could be worth buffing 86 few seam separations on seat backs. Glove box door and most carpeting missing, and from what I can tell from what's left, that's not a bad thing. Weathered but serviceable top. Last licensed in 1987 in South Dakota. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $275. This was one of the few cars out there that would have been worth the effort to restore, due to minimal rust (never say “no rust” on an MG—it came standard from the factory). It was also one of the “better” cars that were parked in one of the eight semi-trailers around back. Cheap enough for a project with a title. #124M-1979 MG B convertible. S/N GH95UL495432. Maroon/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 99,475 miles. Good older repaint shows thick masking lines. Paint has heavy scuffing ahead of windshield and behind top on right side, indicating metal strap wear from having a covering over the top. Good original brightwork, trim, and plastic lenses, mirrors are missing. Interior vinyl significantly faded and soiled. Complete engine compartment, but is dusty, rusty, and unkempt. Runs and was driven to this parking spot on set-up day, but has a weak clutch. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,600. Let's out cab floor, but with no perforation at exterior of truck. Pickup bed floor replaced by a sheet of plywood a long time ago and has deteriorated to the point of being mostly splinters. Heavily torn-up seat back at driver's position, although seat bottom is still intact. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $900. Considering all the sheet metal is now being reproduced—including the cab—you can restore one of these using only a frame, a VIN, a title, and a credit card. With the former three present here, the selling price was about right. #67M-1962 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT Series 80 1/4-Ton pickup. S/N FC43714A. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 81,154 miles. Originally painted industrial yellow. Fitted with an underhood belt-driven hydraulic pump and a front rotary pavement sweeper, which still works. Motor starts after not a whole lot of coaxing and runs out well. Light but typical Scout rust issues in rocker panels and floor pan seams. Hit in the back several times, along with Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Sioux Falls, SD scores of dents and dings after it was repainted decades ago. Tailgate removed, bed floor now has plywood flooring where the hydraulic reservoir tank isn't. Older economy seat reupholstery job. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $450. Paul Duchene is SOOOO lucky to be two time zones away from here. He's been looking for an early Scout with a fold-down windshield (from 1961 to 1964), although he doesn't want a beat-up implement like this one. Still, it could come in handy if Keith wants him to brush off the sidewalks at SCM World HQ. Best to use it as-is, since that half-a-V8 four-banger will keep this tractor with license plates working as long as the oil gets changed on a regular basis. #3M-1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2- dr hard top. S/N 168376S136801. Gold/gold & white vinyl. Odo: 88,039 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory options include a/c and center console. Old, tired repaint is getting chalky. Right rear quarter panel has newer red primer from body character line down. Solid door fit, even gaps, serviceable original chrome and trim with some light pitting. Driver's door bits. Dashpad and the heavily cracked steering wheel original. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $6,500. Marshall had bought this with the intention of putting a six back into it—albeit one with a Clifford dual-carb intake. It's a safe bet that the new owner won't put a six-banger back into it, but continue on the V8 route. One of those Taiwanese reproduction bodies will set you back $15k, so getting a generally clean body with a VIN and title makes this seem like a good deal. However, there is a long, expensive way to go to get it back together, so paying retailplus here didn't make sense. #13M-1968 BUICK GS 400 2-dr hard top. S/N 446378K120930. White/white vinyl. Odo: 96,930 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Factoryoptional Buick road wheels and remote mirror. Original paint shows several rusty spots, scratches, and is moldy on hood and trunk lid. Body rusted out at rear wheelwells and rear quarter panels. Broken upper grille frame, both bumpers slightly pushed in but can be reused tired original small-block front suspension is better known as a redneck lowering kit, plus helps in keeping the tail high. Seats heavily torn up. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,500. To attest how potent this car was, there were several dark black strips on the street along the auction site where the car was, ahem, “tested” the day before the sale. Marshall said something about a sticky gas pedal when all the way into it. Since it will never be an investment-grade collectible (or even a correct car), this was a fair price for all parties involved. #119M-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194379S727922. Can-Am White/ saddle vinyl. Odo: 7,000 miles. 350-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Salvage title. Factory options include power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt/telescopic column, and a/c. Extensive front end damage, with most of the pieces sitting on a pallet in front of the car. Original paint is in excellent condition, but the window lift askew. Very dusty engine compartment. Older replacement door panels, seat upholstery, and dashpad, original worn carpeting and sunburnt front seats. Interior seems to have a light urine smell. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,400. This car would have really benefited from some detail work, but then again, the owner was selling it because he doesn't have time to deal with it. Not that detailing was really critical, as it sold exceptionally well considering the shape it was in. Someone must have seen more diamond than rough, but to get it there is just not cost effective at this price. #5M-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 1233377L146954. Red primer/ black vinyl. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally a 6-cylinder Powerglide car in Sierra Fawn with gold interior. Now has older small-block V8 and TH350 automatic and wears several layers of repaints and primer. Front clip is disassembled, hood has surface rust, nose is missing. Bumpers are sitting on the ground, rest of the trim may or may not be in the plastic tub alongside the car, mixed in with dashboard components, wiring, and other odd as cores. Torn up and dry-rotted seats, ruined carpeting from soiling and water. Period aftermarket tachometer in front of speedometer, later gauge pod below dash. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $2,400. This car was the ostensive reason for this auction. When Marshall bought this car about 15 years ago, he drove it to where he parked it outside. After seeing Mother Nature and Father Time not taking care of it—along with dozens of other vehicular projects—he wisely decided to let the cars go. Promoted as a fairly rare variant with a bench seat and a 4-speed, but who wants a bench seat? #14M-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Malibu 2-dr hard top. S/N 136378K183226. Tripoli Turquoise /black vinyl. Odo: 18,582 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally a 307 car. Seller attests that “it can lay a patch of rubber as long as you want.” Runs out quite robustly, but has drive belt squeal on startup. Original paint faded and worn, rusty rear wheel-wells are Mother Nature's way of selective lightening. Bumpers usable, most trim and both door locks missing. Big-block sitting on front clip is splintered along fender bonding seams and the nose is pretty much shattered. Motor starts and runs, no radiator fitted. Good original interior with light wear. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $6,400. This would've been the nicest car at the auction if it weren't for the shunt on the nose. While it would've otherwise been a decent car, it is not the #3 condition car that the auction company rated it to be before the sale. With a patch job out of the question—and most likely at least a new front end needed to fit it—this was sold quite well. #105M-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67K2S519365. Sunflower Yellow/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 23,571 miles. 350-ci 200-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optioned with power windows. Older repaint a shade off of original color, which is easily seen in door jambs. Exterior heavily scratched, some of which goes deep into fiberglass mat. Bubbling to fiberglass between hood and headlights, several paint chips hastily touched up. Both front side marker light lenses missing, windshield cracked. Older replacement top is at best serviceable. Decent original bumper chrome, trim cloudy. Interior very dingy and dirty. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,000. I suppose that one could 88 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Sioux Falls, SD clean this up and just run it. However, it runs OK, not great, so it wouldn't be a daily driver. The body had more issues than all of my exgirlfriends combined, so more than a repaint is needed. The interior is shot, so you might as well just strip the car down to the bare frame and start all over. $8k is not the place to be on this car. Well sold. #106M-1978 FORD MUSTANG II King Cobra coupe. S/N 8F03F193407. Black & orange/tinted glass/black vinyl. Odo: 6,242 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Options include T-tops, a/c, and power brakes. Mostly original paint with spray-bomb repair on dent pound-out on left front fender. All original graphics, hood snake rather crazed. Front spoiler missing, but N.O.S. pieces are sitting in the back in boxes. Engine resealed and remanufactured tranny installed in 1987 before parking it in a storage auction. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $400. A 350 was the top engine available in the El Camino (and wasn't available in the companion Malibus or Monte Carlos in '79), and few were installed from the factory. Sure, engine swaps are a dime a dozen, but a real deal 350 El Camino makes this car worth saving. It's not worth putting a whole lot of money into having a restoration done, but it was one of the few projects among these dead 1980s A-bodies that would be worthwhile for someone looking for a fix-up project to do himself. #108M-1980 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Landau Turbo coupe. S/N 1Z373AK444287. Maroon metallic/maroon vinyl/maroon velour. Odo: 61,214 miles. 3.8liter turbocharged V6, auto. Typical full slate of options. Left front fender missing, most likely due to collision damage. HVAC system yanked out of the car, with duct tape trying to seal off the interior from the elements. Condenser and lines draped on top of engine. Dashboard panel faces removed, most dash components dangling loose. Seats actually in good shape, with work, as the safety catch is bent. Driver's seat torn up, carpet rather soiled. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $250. 13,839 turbos were built in 1980—the initial and most prolific of the two years they were put into Montes. Not that it helps the value of them, nor does the Landau trim package, as it sold in the same barely-above-crush price region that most of the rest of the Montes did. If you really wanted to restore it, you actually could, but I can't think of a good reason to. Two down, 13,837 to go. #32M-1983 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO CL Diesel coupe. S/N 1G1AZ37V3DR109480. Blue metallic/blue vinyl/blue velour. Odo: 96,081 miles. 350ci fuel-injected diesel, auto. Fitted with a/c, power windows, power locks, and power seats. Complete set of wire wheel covers with rim retainers sitting in trunk. Faded original paint mostly weathered off roof, leaving spotty surface rust. Vinyl half-top heavily cracked and weathered. Sticky steering wheel rim a typical trailer. Still runs out well and holds good oil pressure. Decent original upholstery is very dusty and needs a clean-up. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,600. The King Cobra package was only available in the last year of Mustang II production. Shortly after Marshall bought the car in 1985, he ordered a replacement spoiler from the local Ford dealer, as they were still available. Not knowing how many pieces he was actually ordering, he was a bit surprised that it came to $364 at jobber rate. That proved to be a wise investment, as it's now probably worth more than the car. That would have to explain the over-the-top price for one of the Mustang's low ebbs. #30M-1979 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 1W80L9R468098. Two-tone blue/light blue velour. Odo: 70,102 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Optional a/c, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power door locks, tilt steering column, and wire wheel covers. Aftermarket sunroof, topper, hitch, and AM/FM/cassette deck. Original paint starting to fade. Light dent in left front wheelwell lip, significant dent in tailgate, lower quarter panels and door bottoms rusting out. Heavier upholstery fading, moderately soiled carpet. Seats show some light water staining. Seems to be ready to run, but was not started during the just light fading. Last licensed in 1992, stored in a semi trailer until a few weeks ago. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $300. When I went to driver's training in 1980, we had a pair of Montes that the local Chevy dealer rented to the school district, one being a Turbo. It wouldn't have surprised me if one of them was here. No, I am NOT emotionally attached to them because of that; I was more keen on my mom's '76 Ford Granada coupe with a 302 V8 in it. At best a parts donor, as I don't even think that the roundy-round dirt track stock racers—or even the figure-eight guys—could put this to use. #21M-1980 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Landau Turbo coupe. S/N 1Z373AR410221. White/maroon vinyl/maroon velour. Odo: 74,434 miles. 3.8-liter turbocharged V6, auto. Optioned with power seats, power door locks, tilt steering column, and AM/FM/8-track stereo. Chalky original paint, with surface rust taking over in places. Mylar fake bumper chrome strips mostly peeled away to bare plastic, and the whole strip on the back is peeling off of the car. Vinyl half-top starting to peel away. Hood latch is extremely hard to GM issue from the era. Interior actually in pretty good condition, more dusty than anything else. Hasn't run in quite some time and won't be started anytime soon. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $675. During the 1980s, the plastic on GM steering wheels (GM trucks and Chevrolet cars especially) had a bad habit of breaking down in the heat, which made them very sticky to the touch. While there is something of a following for GM diesel cars, I doubt this was bought to be restored. If you really have a jones for one of the reasons GM went bankrupt, keep an eye out on Craigslist for a little old lady's car with low miles, as they still pop up once in a while. #53M-1984 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 3/4-Ton Scottsdale SUV. S/N 1G8GC26W5EF107752. Gold & tan/tan cloth. Odo: 15,791 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Tailgate rear door with power rear window, a/c, tilt column, Western mirrors, and cruise control. Aftermarket sun visor, running boards, bumper guards, electric trailer brake controller, window tint, and bug deflector. Faded original paint may buff out, rust-free body, good original chrome. 90 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Sioux Falls, SD Driver's seat heavily torn, dashpad cracked, most door pull straps broken. Front carpet under heater vents heavily stained from something brown and sticky. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $600. The 1973–91 'Burbans have a good following out here, where there are a lot of dirt roads and road-hugging weight is a plus. Dirt roads are also why damn near every truck and SUV west of Minneapolis has running boards. This was one of the few from big-block truck and Monte Carlo death row that could actually be put back to use with minimal effort, or be cosmetically restored and made into an Airstream owner's tow rig of choice. Cheap enough. #6M-1985 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1G1AP87G5EL199739. Red & silver/tinted panels/gray cloth. Odo: 38,902 miles. 305-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory optional a/c, T-tops, power windows, power locks, and AM/FM/cassette. Original paint fading, scratched, and with peeling clear-coat. Heavily worn and faded blackout trim along outboard edge of T-top panels. Weight-lifter driver's with miles indicated. Recently emerged from long-term storage in a semi trailer. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $2,000. One of 3,000 442s for the year. Just when everyone was getting lulled into dead Montes fetching a couple of hundred bucks, the bidding here took off like a Roman candle to this selling price. Yeah, I was taken aback a bit myself that a nothing-exotic, glorified Cutlass Supreme with a center console and factory-applied 442 decals did so well—especially as a U-Fix-It special. #121M -1985 PONTIAC FIERO GT coupe. S/N 1G2PG3791FP249721. Silver/ two-tone gray cloth. Odo: 61,052 miles. Mileage claimed original. Fitted with a/c, power windows, and AM/FM/cassette. Decent quality older repaint on front clip now matches patina of remaining original paint. Non-stock pinstripes. Engine hatch remained locked at all times. Exhaust outlets mounted crooked, especially on passenger's side. Moderate soiling on upholstery, but has only minimal seat wear. homologation special, along with the matching Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 that shared this bubble-back rear backlight. It was one of the last cars purpose-built for NASCAR, back when both the race cars and the street cars had a live rear axle. Sold at market price and bought by the consignor's son, who previously drove it for a few semesters in college. #73M-1990 BUICK REATTA coupe. S/N 1G4EC13C3LB904079. White/maroon leather. Odo: 83,193 miles. Dark window tint film on all glass except windshield. Good original paint, aside from heavier chipping on right side of nose and headlight cover. Heavier oxidation on alloy wheels and older tires. Dusty engine bay appears to have been generally maintained. door, as you need to lift the door to clear the threshold to get it to open. Center cap of steering wheel missing, rest of interior OK. A knot is tied in the driver's seat belt to hold the buckle in place. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,600. If it looks like a high school kid beat on this car, that's because one did. Marshall got this car for his son to drive to high school, and then he put it into a semi trailer for storage after graduation. Enough paid here; now it's time for a nextgeneration kid to beat on it. #107M-1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME 442 coupe. S/N 1G3GK4798FR35144. Gunmetal & gray/gray cloth. Odo: 56,701 miles. 307-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Front clip mostly replaced, with front fenders attached and nose on ground in front of car. Front rims are original Olds SSIIs, rears are generic take-offs on near bald tires. Rest of exterior is rust-free and wears good original paint and graphics. Hastily washed off, with dirt streaking over most paint. Good original interior with commensurate minimal wear consistent Leather steering wheel rim has heavy wrinkling on upper half. Runs, but has a rod knock. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,100. Fancy that... a Chevy 2.8-liter V6 that needs to be rebuilt at 62k miles. This motor was one of the ways GM helped make the lines at Toyota dealers 20 buyers deep. There are several conversion kits out there—one of the better ones uses a Cadillac Northstar V8, but that motor can also have some longevity issues. Considering that good running 4-cylinder Fieros can be had for less (yes, the Iron Duke 4 was significantly better than the 2.8-liter V6), this was well sold. #2M-1987 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS AeroCoupe. S/N 1G1GZ11GXHP124200. White/tinted panels/maroon velour. Odo: 66,338 miles. 305-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unrestored original car with claimed original mileage. Good original paint and graphics, cracking door glass wiper seal rubber, heavily oxidized cast aluminum wheels. Interior shows noticeable fading, with wear commensurate with indicated miles. Average used car undercarriage and engine bay, and apart from some belt squeal on startup, it seems to run out fine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,600. The AeroCoupe was a NASCAR Very light seat bottom and side bolster wear, but otherwise has less wear than expected from an 83k-mile car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,000. Marshall also had a dealer's license, and this was one of the cars that he had “on the lot.” After the original owner's wife (the usual driver) died, the owner sold it to Marshall on the cheap. I was actually quite interested in this as a commuter car (since a 3.8L Buick V6 is a 300k-mile engine if you keep changing oil in it), but only at a more realistic price at around half this number. #112M-1991 GMC SYCLONE pickup. S/N 1GDCT14Z2M8800272 . Black/black cloth. Odo: 22,710 miles. 22,710 miles from new, when involved in a single-vehicle roll-over. No body panel was undamaged, and no glass is left. Box is a replacement and is sitting loose on the frame. Consignor claims that all parts to repair it are included, except for a cab. Stored for 15 years in a closed semi-trailer, so the only weather damage is from a thunderstorm the day before the auction. Radio forcibly removed, but rest of interior is complete and will clean up easily. Speedometer pegged at 120 mph. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,300. The story goes that junior borrowed dad's toy one night and got a little crazy with it. As the seller already had a lowmile minty example, he claimed what was left when he heard about it coming up for salvage. His intention was to redo it in red with black cladding, but like most things, it never got done. There was a ton of interest in the mangled example of GMC's all-wheel-drive answer to the Buick GNX, which sold for some pretty serious money for a salvage title pickup. ♦ 92 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Northamptonshire, UK Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars Star lot was a perfect resurrection of a Silver Ghost that had been found in a chicken shed or under a hedge, depending on who was telling the story Company Bonhams Date June 13, 2009 Location Northamptonshire, England Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 28/33 Sales rate 85% Sales total $1,541,328 High sale 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Roi-de-Belges tourer, sold at $546,975 Buyer's premium Rolls-Royce and Bentley, at home on the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics not far from club HQ. Here the great, the knowledgeable, and the Y merely good gather for concours judging, a pint, and a jolly good chinwag—and if that gets boring, there's always the spectacle of Flight Engineering running up their trailer-mounted Merlin at intervals during the day. You could have bought one like it in this sale for less than $35,000, as plans to fit it to a Wraith had changed. The neighbors will be pleased. Star lot was a perfect resurrection of a Silver Ghost that had been found abandoned in a chicken shed—or under a hedge, depending on who was telling the story—which, since being bought as a collection of bits at a previous Bonhams sale, had emerged, swan-like, into a fantastic tourer, with exemplary attention to fit, finish and detail. Its engine is in another car, so a swap would make this perfect, but in a quirk of fate the Belgian collector who bought it discovered that his other Ghost wears this one's original front axle. It sold for a respectable $546,975 when an original in this condition might be expected to fetch up to $1.2m. Another 1912 Ghost, ex- 94 ou're on safe ground selling a Royce at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club annual meet on the grounds of stately Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, pected to make up to $400k, sold before the auction but is included in the results. Three Bentleys occupied the next three slots in terms of value—the 1935 3½ Liter drophead coupe, 1963 S3 Continental convertible, and a 1936 4¼ Liter sports saloon selling for $113,190, $104,115 and $78,705, respectively. Some truly terrifying restoration projects started at just $3k. Not quite so bad was the Wraith for which the Merlin was destined, which was let go for $5,693 after being bought for more than $14,000 last year. But the great thing about old Royces is that they were engineered so well that most things still come apart (and go back together) after many decades. After all the shouting was done, only five cars were left unsold out of 33 offered. Auctioneer and international managing director James Knight said after the sale: “Pre-war cars, such as the Ghosts, Phantoms, 20hps, 20/25hps, and Derby Bentleys, all had good depth of bidding. I had six people bidding beyond top estimate for the 20hp Limousine. Post-war cars need to be priced encouragingly to attract interest, and that's what we managed to do. It is worth mentioning that our automobilia department had a near sell-out with 93% by lot and 97% by value sold. We received active participation from a truly international audience, but it was nice to note that the home market secured a good share of the motor cars.” ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 15% up to $49,500, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.65 = £1.00)

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Bonhams Northamptonshire, UK TOP 10 No. 3 #219-1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50hp SILVER GHOST Roi-des-Belges tourer. S/N 1995E. Eng. # 1637. Blue/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,676 miles. Magnificently resurrected Ghost, bodied in the style of Barker. Super fit and finish, with period fixtures such as nice. Beautifully creased leather, motor clean and tidy with slightly oily finish. Rear trunk fitted. Motor rebuilt 1995, another mechanical overhaul completed in 2001. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,445. Last sold by Sotheby's in May '92 at the RAF Museum sale in London at $46,600 (SCM# 9471), when we described it as “not particularly attractive but original and characteristic.” Here it sold well above its estimate range of $36k–$42k, which is a good indicator of the current value of originality. #205-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25hp Woody wagon. S/N GXO85. Brown/brown leather. RHD. Looks to be all there apart from clock missing from dash. Motor out and dismantled. Timber has some rot and woodworm, but should rescue OK. Headlamp rims green C.A. Vandervell lighting and Rudge-Whitworth wheels. Non-original engine now has electric starter. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $546,975. Originally a Baker limousine/landaulette and found as a derelict chassis in a hedge, remade following the Bonhams & Brooks sale of unrestored cars at Beaulieu in 2000. Apparently ready to run, and well bought at below the low estimate of $574k. #212-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50hp Phantom I tourer. S/N 1TC. Yellow & black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 20,911 miles. Coachwork by Barker. A well used car. Lightly chipped and dinged running boards, patina to bench seat, dash dull with paint flaking off with corrosion. A lovely, appealing old thing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $38,899. This one's unique sales point was that it was once owned by Alfred Moss, and was used to tow Stirling's car to his first race. With that provenance, the price was right even considering the work still needed. #229-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 20hp Enclosed cabriolet. S/N GFN35. Green & black/black rexine/black leather & beige cloth. RHD. Odo: 35,121 miles. Coachwork by Barker. Body and paint good following restoration 25 years ago. Door fit excellent, tiny bubble in paint found at bottom of driver's door. Beautifully worn leather in front, rear velour very good. Timber nicely dull. Top good switches. But it is over 80 years old. Motor clean and tidy, looks as if distributor has just been rebuilt. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,555. Originally a limousine, now with cut-down saloon body. Even with this minus, this was not a huge amount of money for a Phantom. #226-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE 20hp saloon. S/N GZK51. Maroon & black/brown leather. RHD. Coachwork by James Young. Very original. Paint lightly cracked at edges, plating but pulling out of body at rear. Lightly blemished radiator surround just adds to character. Rear trunk and flashing indicators added. Irish registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $75,075. Last sold at auction by Christie's at Beaulieu in July '82 at $36,170 (SCM# 9301). A very nicely mellowed car with an attractive body, and it did the right money on the day, as 20hps like this always will, especially in a safe market like here at the RREC annual meet. 96 Sports Car Market just settling in. Painted wires with Easiclean discs, added overdrive. Comes with handbook and full tool set. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $78,705. This price was on the money for a well-sorted example, especially since its low mileage appeared genuine. #201-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30hp hearse. S/N GZR32. Eng. # Z25J. Black. RHD. So much a project that someone's even put a reaction on front apron. Both door fits out at the bottom, but driver's side is worse. Original renovated leather cracking a little in front and showing two small tears in rear. Dash nice. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $113,190. Despite having some age on the restoration work, this car still had a great overall look, and the price was right for a lovely user a little way off concours. #218-1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITER sports saloon. S/N B152HK. Eng. # W6BM. Green & black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 35,490 miles. Coachwork by Park Ward. Some paint reaction on hood and cowl, some microblistering on headlights and radiator surround, leather TOP 10 No. 10 #220-1935 BENTLEY 3½ LITER drophead coupe. S/N B72AH. Eng. # G4BT. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 99,014 miles. Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. Stylish “silent sports car” with stowaway top. Overall excellent appearance following fiveyear restoration from 1990-1995, some paint

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Bonhams Northamptonshire, UK hacksaw through the roof pillars and removed the rear of the hearse body with a can opener. So far, only parts refurbed are the crank, carb, and intake manifold and steering wheel, but most main components seem to be there. Aside from cockroaches, the only things left after a nuclear holocaust will be Rolls-Royce radiator shells—this one is still nice and shows good plating. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $5,313. Sold at no reserve between estimates. And good luck. #230- 1939 ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH saloon. S/N WEC81. Bare metal. RHD. Coachwork by Park Ward. Part-restored car stood back together for sale. Wiring loom chopped, motor out and dismantled. Aluminum body in good shape, some surface rust on front and rear fenders. Was intended as a victim for Merlin power (which fetched $33,327 in this car rather hopefully red-oxided, and some leather has fallen off. Radiator shell OK. Said to run smoothly and sweetly. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $30,835. Originally sold to Switzerland, but back in the U.K. by '66. Sold slap in midestimate territory. #206- 1960 BENTLEY S2 saloon. S/N B60BS. Eng. # 280BB. Silver & maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 27,589 miles. Straight body, driver's door fi t tight at front. Good chassis, plating to radiator and front bumper sale), but plans changed. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $5,693. The fi nished project would have been a fi tting tribute, as its claim to fame is that it was once owned by revered aircraft manufacturer Sir Frederick Handley Page—but that only helped it hit about half its estimate here, which means it's dropped almost $9k since it was bought in similar condition at Bonhams' Harrogate sale in November '08. #232- 1949 BENTLEY Mk VI 4¼-Liter drophead coupe. S/N B265DZ. Eng. # B382D. Caribbean Blue/black mohair/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 53,156 miles. One of only six such Abbott dropheads, restored in 2004 and now showing some small cracks and bubbles in otherwise good paint. Leather looks newish, some lightly cracked and scratched. Paint and leather just taking on character. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,950. This price was right about what you'd expect to pay for a nice usable example. Cheaper than the superior S3, and arguably more attractive. #209- 1962 BENTLEY S2 saloon. S/N B159CT. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,657 miles. Nice straight body, good repaint and plating, recent motor rebuild and new gearbox with receipts totaling $19k. Lightly creased leather needs a feed before it cracks. Bugsplattered, so obviously driven to the sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,309. Strangely, this was slightly cheaper than the other S2 in the sale, which wasn't quite as nice. Perhaps it's #233- 1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN saloon. S/N LSBA14. Black/red leather. Odo: 44,103 km. Coachwork by Pressed Steel. The seventh production Dawn, stopped mid-way through restoration. Pinholes in front fenders which are claimed replaced, some of “The primary resource for the thoughtful Corvette collector.” Subsc small stress cracks in dash. Motor rebuilt in '04 but looks as if it was done recently. New top and other improvements since then. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $103,040. Though this was a handsome car, Abbott wasn't a usual choice for Bentley or Royce coachwork. Bids weren't suffi cient to the $130k or so needed to buy it. October 2009 Subscribe Today Today! One Year Corvette Market (4 issues), Price Guide ($20 value), plus bi-weekly Corvette Insider's email newsletter, $29.95. Subscribe online at www.corvettemarket.com or call 1.800.810.7457 97

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Bonhams Northamptonshire, UK '06 for $103,095 (SCM# 43838)—at the time almost twice its estimate. #228-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRH12709. Regency Bronze/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 41,837 miles. Older repaint holding up well, otherwise unrestored. Rear arches feel rough inside, thick undercoating, newish rear half of exhaust, plating all looks all about color, as these can look a bit samey with painted silver. #203-1963 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III saloon. S/N SCK405. Eng. # SX202C. Metallic red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 89,386 miles. Pretty depressing, with rust holes in body and chassis, exhaust rusted right off, interior leather ripped and dash mildewed. Flaking paint is the least of its worries. 69,048 miles. Good overall appearance with older repaint. Feels like it has repairs in rear arches, which is not uncommon. Front timber slightly fading. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,234. A-better-than average example at this age, and the money spent was spot on. Shadows can be had for less than half this, but this is where safer buys start. #231-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II saloon. Metallic blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 99,109 miles. One of the last Shadows. Still of tidy appearance, but showing small cracks in repaint at bottom of windshield pillars and lifting around windows. Right-hand rear arch microblistered, surface cracks in left. Sills OK apart from some surface rust at front of left side, drain holes clear, thick undercoating applied. Lightly creased good. Motor clean and tidy, some varnish off door caps in rear, leather starting to crack. Pleasingly original and very usable. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,924. Although sold slightly over its high estimate, this was one of the cheapest of these elegant two-door Shadows to hit the market in recent times. Apparently runs and stops. Has been in U.S, then in storage in the U.K. for 20 years. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $5,313. Sold at no reserve about where expected. Probably will be broken up for spares at this price, as they're expensive to do right and are then worth $30k–$40k. #215-1963 BENTLEY S3 Continental convertible. S/N BC46XB. Metallic blue/ cream leather. RHD. Odo: 1,399 miles. Paint good aside from tiny imperfections, but there's a lot of it to get right. Body and panel fit nice following some work in the '90s. Looks “used” underneath, but it's nice to see it riding on correct tall crossplies. Original leather #217-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW LWB limousine. S/N LRH19077. Eng. # 19077. White/black Everflex/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 14,525 miles. Restored in 1990. Body, rear arches and vinyl top good, chrome excellent. Worn and cracked leather would respond to care, timber good, motor tidy and grubby driver's seat leather. Seven owners. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,867. Better kept than really cheap Shadows, but not expected to do much more than this. A fair to good buy. #208-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMARGUE coupe. S/N SAYJ0008BCH02367. Metallic green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 79,578 miles. Coachwork by Mulliner Park Ward. In nice order and looked after, with tiny blemishes in repaint. Only other cosmetic issues are surface and dry. Sliding glass division, separate a/c systems for front and rear passengers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,231. This was claimed to have covered only 1,500 miles in the last 15 years. If the mileage was true, then this was a relative bargain. It's white and it has a glass division, so I think we know where it's heading. #224-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SHADOW II saloon. S/N SRH35855. Eng. # 35855. Gold/ metallic brown/brown leather. RHD. Odo: creased, baggy, and redyed after work by the Leather Conservation Co, but it should last a bit longer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $104,115. This went higher than its $90k high estimate, which was surprising as there are better examples out there. Having had only two owners from new might have helped, the first owning it until it was sold at Bonhams London in December 98 rust on wiper spindles and a little more on underside of sills. Leather original and only lightly travel-worn. Cond: 1982. SOLD AT $27,514. Originally supplied to Guernsey, which has a 40 mph speed limit, then London. Sold just behind estimate, and a decent deal at that. #204-1988 BENTLEY TURBO R saloon. S/N KCH25609. Black/parchment leather. RHD. Odo: 98,627 miles. Good appearance overall, but repaint shows some small blemishes and bubbles in one rear arch, pickling on the other side, and bubbles around rear window. Creased and cracking beige leather, no active ride as claimed in catalog. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Northamptonshire, UK #234-1991 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL R coupe. S/N NCX42009. Green/beige leather. Odo: 125,480 miles. Pre-production example and obviously well traveled, with a few tiny stone chips to probably original paint. Plating condition throughout. Later alloys unscruffed, dash excellent, cream leather unmarked. Wears updated turn signal lenses and taillights. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,565. This price represents pretty much all the money for one of these, but it can still be considered a fair deal for both parties. #216-1997 BENTLEY TURBO R LWB SOLD AT $10,436. Not as nice as the similar car that didn't sell for the same money at H&H the week before (lot 63, SCM# 120660), which suggests the market has them figured just about right. It would be nice to see its full service history, but that's probably a bit much to hope for at this money. #227-1989 BENTLEY TURBO R LWB sedan. S/N SCBZP04A8FCX25999. Black/ gray leather. Odo: 34,421 km. Straight body, but by Bentley terms, a bit rough. Severe rust under headlights, bubbles under trunk badge, rear arches OK. Minor blemishes and cracks in repaint, but alloys unscuffed and leather redyed. saloon. S/N SCBZP15C2VCH60258. Eng. # 87187L4IOMTIT. Metallic green/magnolia leather. Odo: 61,000 miles. Really nice, wellkept example of the last year of production in original paint, with one tiny blemish to right rear door. Alloys unscuffed, dash and timber is all good, driver's window scraped. Driver's seat worn and discolored, rest of interior including dash still shows well. Not U.K.-registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,950. In Australia from 2000 and peripatetic since 2005, winning a concours trophy at the St. Moritz British Car Meet in 2008. Fetched slightly over what was expected, with landing fees of 15% due on the price. #207-1994 BENTLEY BROOKLANDS saloon. S/N SCBZF02CBSCH55160. Eng. # 81574L4IOMNKR. White/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 73,640 miles. One-owner-from-new Brooklands, effectively a Turbo R without the perfect, coloring wearing off edges of driver's seat and door handle. Four owners. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,760. This was nice, but a lot of money was being asked here when you can buy a lesser but similar-looking car for $10k. This was probably worth it, but nobody was sufficiently convinced. Probably more suitable as a private sale. #225-1998 BENTLEY ARNAGE sports No spare wheel, surface rust on subframes. Motor clean and tidy, with no rattles when fired up. Extras include folding picnic table, footstools, and a TV in the glovebox location. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,334. Supplied new to Germany, then Japan, and looks like it's lived near the sea. A surprisingly high price gauged by either pre-sale estimate or condition. #221-1990 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE III convertible. S/N SCAZD002D9LCX30320. White/tan leather. Odo: 19,271 miles. Very straight apart from one tiny touched-in nick in left rear wheelarch. Leather like new, timber saloon. S/N SCBLB51E5XCH01615. Blue metallic/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 67,000 miles. Almost like new, with tiny chips to back of driver's door and only very slight wear turbo. Beautifully kept, still with original paint and leather lightly wearing in. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,078. The pre-sale estimate of $19,700– $24,600 was slightly stiff, and the owner wisely took the best offer, even though it was a couple thousand under the forecast. #222-1994 BENTLEY TURBO R LWB saloon. S/N SCBZP03C5RCH54912. Eng. # 81224L4IOMITX. Metallic blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 43,000 miles. Two owners and almost like new, with original paint in good and creasing to driver's seat. Full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,540. This had been through West London Roller emporium Hanwells, but it was better than the average smoker, and the price paid backed that up. ♦ and dash perfect. On later alloy wheels, and as it's a U.S.-spec car, fitted with nasty Federal bumpers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,445. Supplied new to Los Angeles, then in Japan. Very nice throughout, and no surprises here on the price. October 2009 99

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eBay Motors Online Sales Stars of Stage and Screen The acting in this movie will probably make Sylvester Stallone's “Cobra” seem like an art film Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics L et's face it, in some movies, cars are the stars. And of course, in other movies, they're just, well, cars. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) #260411922525-1963 TRIUMPH TR4 con- vertible. S/N CT15116L0. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 81,861 miles. 24 Photos. Burbank, CA. Recently restored to a very nice standard, and then cosmetically trashed on purpose. “USED IN THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS. IT WAS DAVID SEVILLES (JASON LEE) CAR. THIS IS A RUST FREE AND NO DAMAGE BODY ALL PRIMER, BONDO AND RUST AS SEEN IN PICTURES WAS DONE BY STUDIO FOR AGEING EFFECT. MOST WILL WASH OFF SERIES” and “SEVERAL MOPAR MUSCLE CAR MAGAZINE ARTICLES. LASER STRAIGHT. COMPLETE RESTORATION IN 1991.” 1 Best-Offer bid, sf 437, bf 30. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $52,000. Our database suggests that it is hard to get $50k for a non-Hemi E-body convertible these days. That said, I would argue that this was well bought, because it is THE one to have (with interesting factory PR and TV history that resonates with Boomers). #280368217863-1972 DODGE CHARGER coupe. S/N WH23M2A137318. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 314,209 miles. 17 Photos. Toluca Lake, CA. Actual hero car from forthcoming Vivendi Universal movie “The Butcher” starring Eric Roberts. “The car has nicks and scratches and is well worn, there are two deep scratches on the roof from the heel of Merle's (Eric Roberts) twin titanium gold plated .45's that were used to dispatch a bad guy in the motel shoot out scene. Fun car to drive around in, although you do get WITH SOPE AND WATER AND AMMONIA.” Later in the Q&A the seller backpedals, “The bondo and primer won't wash off. The primer may come off with lacquer thinner its very thin. bondo not sure light sanding? Paint was nice.” Spare and trunk compartment gorgeous, the rest looks appalling. 38 bids, sf 103, bf 12. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $7,905. I guess we can all just hope that Richard Griot picked this up for some R&D. Otherwise I'm afraid the buyer will spend as much cleaning this up as was spent to buy it. Fair, but far from profitable. #170282624247-1946 FORD CONVERTIBLE. S/N 99A1285421. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 99,999 miles. 8 Photos. Huntington Beach, CA. “One of three used in the ‘Back To The Future' series! This is a ‘topless' Coupe that was made to look like a convertable for the movie. THE CAR HAS NO TOP, It has a tonneau cover that snaps to the 100 body. Wing windows and door windows were removed after filming, filled and finished on top of the doors. 1951 V8 Drivetrain. Complete engine rebuild within 2500 miles. Documentation and DMV print out authenticating its use in the movie (BTTF 1 & 2) included.” 1 Best-Offer bid, sf 302, bf 174. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,000. I wonder if this particular car is the one that was filled with manure when Marty's makeshift skateboard caused Biff to wipe out in ignominy. That stench could add a new dimension to Hot August Nights. Probably should have asked that in the Q&A, McFly. Hello? Hello? Is anybody home? Think, McFly, think. Fair price otherwise. #250299494216-1971 DODGE CHALLENGER convertible. S/N JH27H1B150400. Gold & black/black vinyl/gold vinyl. Odo: 59,000 miles. 52 Photos. Naples, FL. “Built August 28th, 1970 at the Hamtramk, Michigan plant. ‘R' prefix easily identifies the production as a special ‘Public Relations' vehicle for use by the TV Studios. Because Chrysler dropped the 72 production of E-body Convertibles, they sent a few cars to CA to be converted to look like the 72 model year for the upcoming TV season. FEATURED IN ‘THE MOD SQUAD' 1972 TV waved at by a lot of guys with beards and girls with tattoos.” Car is pictured on the DVD case. 33 bids, sf 7, bf 114. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,101. Seller explains “the car was given to me after the production, as a bonus.” Seems like the buyer here got the bonus. Even though the acting in this movie will probably make Sylvester Stallone's “Cobra” movie seem like an art film, selling this hero car before anyone has ever even heard of “The Butcher” is one way to guarantee that it was well bought. #220439760169-1973 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE convertible. S/N 6D47R3Q275925. Metallic brown/brown leather. Odo: 89,900 miles. 23 Photos. Manalapan, NJ. “DOCUMENTED MOVIE STAR CAR. THIS CAR WAS IN THE 1997 MOTION PICTURE, THE ICE STORM STARRING SEGORNE WEAVER AND KEVIN KLINE... CAR IS TOPLESS (NO TOP) BUT WAS DONE VERY NICELY WITH FINISHED EDGES ALL AROUND AND CUSTOM SNAPS WORKED INTO THE BODY FOR BOOT COVER. THIS IS A REAL FUN SUMMER CRUISER THAT NEEDS JUST A LITTLE T.L.C. ZERO RUST WITH NO KNOWN ACCIDENTS.” 1 bid, sf Sports Car Market

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sale for $300,000 - they inform me that both have been sold and are in private collections.” I still call it a fair price for a stillborn curiosity. Adding a drivetrain won't make you any money, but it will mean you can attract attention in places other than your living room. 1235, bf 0. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,500. Huge pimpin' topless Cadillac + ice storm = a movie I have never heard of. So, I looked up the trailer on imdb.com: From what I can see, Kevin Kline fishtails off the road on the way back from an awkwardly botched swingers' key party (curiously, the car has a roof at this point). Apparently nobody else had ever heard of this movie, and they bid accordingly. On the bright side, this car is so big you could probably have your next swingers' key party inside of it... don't forget the sunscreen. #270347713405-1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA P-71 Police Interceptor 4-dr sedan. S/N 2FAFP71W6XX206961. Silver /gray cloth. Odo: 118,307 miles. 15 Photos. Valley Center, CA. “Former Nevada Police Chief personal car. Was used as a Movie/TV picture car on CSI:LV, DEXTER, The Riches, Numbers and a few others. No holes drilled, just props, NEVER used as #200281071167-1980 VOLVO 240 2-dr sedan. S/N VC24245A1182832. Orange/brown vinyl. Odo: 192,331 miles. 24 Photos. Los Angeles, CA. “From the Jim Carrey Movie ‘YES MAN.' They took a Super Straight and Rust-Free 240 Coupe, treated it to a $3000 paint job in Bright Orange/Tangerine, New tires and Wheels, Sheepskins, and a Tuner Wing!! Great Shape overall, with only a couple of minor blemishes Date sold: 06/30/2009 eBay auction ID: 140330337388 Seller: CNC Motors, Upland, CA, www.cnc-motors.com Sale Type: Used car, 1,088 miles VIN: ZFFKW64A980161019 Details: Silverstone with white stripes over black leather sport seats; 4.3L V8 w/F1 shifters; fire extinguisher and iPod Sale result: $279,000, sf 256, bf n/a MSRP: $300,180 Other current offering: Ferrari-Maserati of Ft.Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, www.ferrarifl.com, asking $279k for one with 238 miles. a patrol car. Has strobe lights in corner headlights and rear brake lights.” Needs intake manifold because, “it leaks coolant out of the thermostat housing.” 1 Best-Offer bid, sf 44, bf 0. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,000. TV history did not affect price at all. Very clean, non-patrol-car police Interceptors bring two to three times as much all day long. Well bought if the buyer has the mechanical skills to arrest that leakage. #150326416357-2002 TRANSFX BLUE DJINN coupe. Blue/. 22 Photos. Las Vegas, NV. 1 of 3. “Originally known as the ‘Fastlane Car', the ‘Blue Djinn'(pronounced ‘Jin') started life as a $2.8 million dollar Universal Studios Project. The Movie was called ‘Fastlane', and, for whatever reasons, the movie never came to be.” Resin shell on stretched Fiero chassis. No drivetrain. No interior. “It is a Hollywood Prop that can be turned into a running supercar - or here and there. Transmission shifts perfectly. 130 cubic-inch motor is fuel-injected and runs well.” More of a “Dork” car than a “Hero” car, this rolling contradiction was driven by the main character's male nurse friend. 1 Best-Offer bid, sf 81, bf 552. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,600. YES, this car sold on eBay 20 days before the movie came out. YES, Anybody can predict that a Jim Carrey movie will succeed, but nobody really knows which props will be iconic. YES, this car is hilarious but nothing to build a museum around. YES, it was slightly well bought. #330263149132-2001 REVA G-WIZ coupe. Metallic blue/gray cloth. RHD. 9 Photos. London, UK. “Fancy owning a slice of Top Gear history? OK, so it's a particularly mangled, smashed-up slice. But a slice, nonetheless. This is the G-Wiz we crashed last year, in our very own scientific test. We wanted to see if a driver could survive a 64kph smash. The result? 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Online sales of contemporary cars. 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Fresh Meat Date sold: 07/07/2009 eBay auction ID: 220445791737 Seller: New Auto Toy Store, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, www. thenewautotoystore.com Sale Type: Used car, 421 miles VIN: SCA2D68558UX16064 Details: Triple white; 453 hp 6.8L V12 w/6-speed auto. Sale result: $399,000, sf 210, bf n/a MSRP: $407,000 (2008 base) Other current offering: 21st Century Auto Group, Springfield, NJ, www.21stcenturyleasing.com, asking $399,995 for one with 30 miles. 2006 Maybach 57S better even yet, molded and reproduced for the Kit Car Industry.” 23 bids, sf 88, bf 324. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,000. Seller attempts to add value with, “The only other 2 cars that exists like this WERE at the Volo Car Museum, and were for October 2009 Erm, they'd be seriously lucky to come away with their life. Would certainly get people chatting at a barbecue.” Spirited Q&A includes, “I was thinking of buying this for my wife. How can I be 100% sure it is definately unsafe?” 37 bids, sf 58, bf 83. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $280. Okay, so it wasn't the one that was blown up by the r/c car passing underneath with a payload of explosives, but it's still an official piece of Jeremy Clarkson-related carnage for less than the price of a Hillman Imp or a Riley Elf in similar fettle. Money burnt with style. ♦ Date sold: 06/05/2009 eBay auction ID: 120430385648 Seller: Mercedes-Benz of Naples, Naples, FL, www.mercedesbenznaples.com Sale Type: Used, 28,695 mi. VIN: WDBVF79J86A001651 Details: Black over white leather; 612-hp 6.0L V12 Sale result: $159,900, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 17, bf 0. MSRP: $397,500 (2006, base) Other current offering: Straight Line Automotive, Dallas, TX, www.straightlineautomotivegroup.com, asking $147,888 for one with 26,653 miles. ♦

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Bike Buys BMW G/S How BMW Morphed G/S Into GPS In 30 years of extreme world travel, BMW's adventure tourers confirm it's ALL about the quality of the journey by Ed Milich for the company. The G/S was the first production motorcycle to effectively blur the lines between touring and offroad machines. By blending primary elements of long-travel suspension with a steadfast, powerful touring motor, BMW attracted riders who longed for both paved and unpaved roads, and whose unbridled wanderlust produced the “Adventure Touring” sub-genre. The first of the line, the 1980 R80 I G/S, featured a shaft-driven, 50-hp, 800cc air-cooled, 2-valve boxer motor from earlier touring machines, and this powerplant proved both reliable and easy to maintain. The G/S's long-travel suspension was good for traversing fire roads and for other light-duty offroad use, as well as city commuting and curb-hopping. The well-balanced bike was similarly enjoyable on twisty paved mountain roads. Even the earliest R80 G/S featured design innovations: The 1980s model was among the first production motorcycles to feature a single-sided swingarm, which made rear tire changes simple. Soon thereafter, the engine grew to 1,000 cc and the Paralever four-bar linkage rear suspension system reduced the rear end shaft-drive jacking effect. Perfect G/S owner: Grudgingly admits “Long Way Round” rider Ewan McGregor is pretty tough ‘for an actor' Rating (HHHHH is best): Fun to ride: HHHH Ease of maintenance: HHHH Appreciation potential: HH Attention getter: HHH Years produced: 1980–present Number produced: 500,000th built in May 2009 SCM Valuation: $2,500–$8,000 Tune-up cost: Under $100 DIY Engine: 2-valve air-cooled boxer or 4-valve air-/oil-cooled boxer Transmission: 5-speed; 6-speed from R1150GS-on Weight: 500 lb, plus all the Dakar kit Engine #: Airheads, left engine case under dipstick; Oilheads, under righthand cylinder Frame #: Airheads, right front down tube; Oilheads, on steering head Colors: Airheads, white, black, black and yellow “bumblebee”; Oilheads, yellow, black, red Clubs: BMWMOA, BMWRA More: www.bmwmoa.org / www.bmwra.org SCM Investment Grade: C 102 BMW's Paris-Dakar replicas a fan favorite A 1981 win in the prestigious (and often deadly) Paris to Dakar Raid by G/S rider Hubert Auriol soon led to a Paris-Dakar replica, long a favorite of BMW fans. Soon, world tourer Helge Peterson proved the design's robustness by traversing the wilds of the North and South American continents and racking up hundreds of thousands of miles on his air-cooled G/S. The 1993 R1100 G/S provided another large step forward, debuting a new 80-hp 4-valve motor with a 20-hp margin over previous models. Equally important was the non-traditional 200-mm travel Telelever front end, which soaked up bumps like any long-travel suspension system while also minimizing the braking-induced fork dive and pitching endemic to softly sprung suspensions. The R1100 then grew to 1150 cc, with updated bodywork and design. The January 2004 release of the R1200 G/S demonstrated more development, with 60 lb of weight reduction compared to the R1150 and, for the first time, power output that reached 100 hp. Besides its shaft-drive R twins, later non-boxer G/S offerings broadened the line's appeal. The 1993 F650 Funduro (later earning the G/S moniker) was a more traditional enduro machine featuring an aluminum twin-spar chassis, chain final drive and a Rotax-made, water-cooled, 4-valve, 650-cc counterbalanced single powerplant. The F650 found favor with beginners and smaller riders who may have been intimidated by the hulking G/S twin. The F650 lacked both the power and the singularity of its larger sibling, though. For 2009, BMW gave us both the F800 G/S, powered by a Rotax n 30 years, BMW's G/S (Gelande/ Strasse—literally Off-road/Onroad) series has produced hallmark designs and overwhelming success parallel twin, and the G450X enduro, a purer dirtbike. These models seem less visionary and more convenient attempts to fill the marketing spectrum, and I suspect they will be eclipsed by the big twin G/S's legacy over time. G/Ss are well balanced but relatively heavy. Claimed weight rose from 500 lb in “airheads” to an initial 550 lb in 4valve bikes, though this was drastically reduced in the R1200 via weight-focused component design. G/S owners' propensity to bolt on twelve-gallon gas tanks and other shiny doodads caused a further weight penalty. Catastrophic rear drive failures plagued some of the latest G/Ss, though a factory recall mitigated this issue. Given the four-figure replacement cost of a rear drive, make sure a potential-purchase R1200 G/S has had this corrected. Accessories often included with used bikes While very simple to maintain, older airhead G/Ss offer a much less-evolved package, and less performance compared to later bikes. To some people (particularly Luddite BMW air-cooled adherents), this is desirable. Much like a '72 VW Bug with a Baja kit, you could theoretically take one anywhere… but a full decade into the 21st century, would you really want to? The earlier air-cooled bikes are mostly a novelty now. The modern G/S provides an excellent platform for broad riding intents. If you have space for only one bike, the G/S is an excellent choice—it's not a dirt bike, a sportbike, or a tourer, but it handles all these duties competently and enjoyably, with minor setup changes. I'd recommend the R1100 or R1150 as cost-effective mounts or a later R1200 if money is no object. A plethora of accessories like heated grips, GPS, and integral bags are available. Many G/Ss are set up for the long haul (though the question remains whether some G/S owners really ever go farther than that one Starbucks way across town). Accessories usually go along for the ride with used bike purchase prices, so finding a well-outfitted prospect is a good buying strategy. Modern BMW motorcycles have well-defined service intervals, so service records should be scrutinized before purchase. High-mileage bikes (100k-plus mile examples are not uncommon) shouldn't scare off potential buyers, as long as the price reflects this. In general, these are some of the most durable motorcycles on the planet. The new book BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle: A 30-Year Catalog, by Hans-Jurgen Schneider and Dr. Axel Koenigsbeck, chronicles the development of the G/S machine, up to and including the 2009 models. The book provides a detailed portrait of the G/S line, including production development and offroad racing endeavors—as far back as the 1933 International Six Day Trials event win by BMW on an R16 twin. A mustread if you're in the market for a G/S. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal More “starter cars” for those Honey, does this scooter make my ass look big? —Margo Perine, Victor, NY RUNNER-UP: The action's in the traction.—Joe Sweeney, Gleneden Beach, OR Drag Scooter for sale. Tow behind any dragster. White tow rope included.—Dale Rowe, Raleigh, NC GM succumbs to govern- ment demands to increase fleet mpg.—Doug Metzker, Portland, OR Those '70s muscle scoot- ers go like stink in a straight line, but won't corner worth a damn.—Tony Carpenter, Lincoln, CA Even in his earliest years, Carroll Shelby was considering the possibilities.—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA No, I'm not trying to compensate for the size of my scooter.—Rich Coparanis, Portland, OR Going downhill, just sit back and use the butt brake.—Dan Poush, Lake Oswego, OR The new Obamabile, a 2010 Solar Scooter from GM, had so much power, engineers really had to beef up the rear tire.—Tim Flanagan, Prospect, CT Missing: Six-year-old with gigantic calf muscles—Kick Wheeler, New Milford, CT “Big Daddy” Don Garlits goes green.—John Huff, Decatur, IL Think this one's big? You should see my winter tire.— Brian Dale, Wilmette, IL John Force continues to market his brand with the introduction of the latest pit scooter for race fans.—Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA Latest flywheel technology as applied to hybrid vehicles.— Lorrie Peterson, Brooks, GA Just think, Mildred, I bought all these parts at the same swapmeet.—Stephen R. Miller, Muncie, IN Mom finally parked the scooter after Billy kept exceeding the 45-mph speed rating on his space-saving spare tire.— Bruce G. Williams, Denver, CO Slick scooter for sale.—Mark Strohauer, Kennesaw, GA Yep, after seeing little Don's scooter, we knew that Garlits boy would turn out special.—Al Neslon, Pentwater, MI Because she knows it's the question no man wants to hear, Margo Perine wins a soon-to-becollectible official SCM cap. This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2009 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto @sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 104 of us wanting to get our feet wet before buying a Gullwing.—Dick Schwikert, Baldwin, MI Keep up the good work. Remember, it's Sports Car Market.—Dale Anderson, North Barrington, IL I especially like the annual Insider's Guide to Monterey.—Brent Harrington, Angels Camp, CA. You and 50,000 others. It's become an annual SCM's Greatest Hit, and we're pleased you are finding it useful.—KM. Read every issue cover to cover. Too long between issues. Keep up the good work.—Eric Madsen, Portland, OR Send fewer renewal remind- ers.—Andrew Greenberg, New York, NY. Well, if you renew when you get the first one, I guarantee you won't get another. For awhile, anyway.—KM More Triumph Heralds!—Gary Kiernan, Cave Creek, AZ. And Vitesses as well, no doubt. —KM More racing cars and more scandals, please.—Thomas Emdy, Bloomington, MN. I don't care if you don't publish this because I'm still telling everyone who loves cars how great your magazine is, so there.—Barry D. Kaplan, Scottsdale, AZ. Thanks for spreading the SCM word. More 1930s and '40s Fords and Mercurys.—Warren Wetterlund, Napa, CA Great job. I love the magazine. More Lambos. I own two and I love the beatings by you guys.—Kevin Varner, Bellaire, TX Great magazine. Keep up the good work.—Joseph A. Capasso, North Salem, NY I wish I liked American cars! Prefer European—too many ordinary American cars in auction reviews.—Jesse Curtis, Laguna Beach, CA Keep up the rudeness and wicked humor. And Mike Sheehan is a necessary cynic.—J. Edwin Holliday, Laguna Niguel, CA. Kind of a Prancing Horse Grinch, wouldn't you agree?—KM Keith—Great meeting you at the June Land Rover gathering. Good luck with the search, and join the PCRC for support. And great mag!—Ed Sanman, Lake Oswego, OR. What a pleasant surprise to meet a fellow SCMer at a Land Rover club meeting. We've since acquired a 1973 Series III Land Rover 88; there's a brief bit about it on p. 80. Great job. Thanks Keith and the rest of the gang. See you in Monterey.—Parker Hall, Vicksburg, MS Our favorite car mag, keep it up.—Tim Herman, Hickory, NC Keep rockin'. Love the watches.—Bill Moran, Springfield, IL And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin ♦ Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. Rear-mounted engine, Styled by Michelotti. Rare yellow w/ blk interior/ no rust/ clean int and ext/ runs great! $11,000 or best offer. $11000.00. Contact Henry Schmitt at henryschmt@aol.com or 415.828.2700. (CA) 1971 BMW 2800CS Coupe BRITISH 1958 Jaguar XK 140 Coupe the most collectable and of the series, the 1967 is considered the best. It features the 4.2 liter engine with 9 to 1 compression giving superior performance but still running on readily available pump gasoline. This car received a complete professional restoration including all chrome, complete interior in correct hides, new correct top and rear window, all new glass, complete strip and repaint, and engine and driveline rebuild. $95,000.00. Contact Jim Bailey at jimbailey@ec.rr.com or 252.241.1200 (NC) 1968 Jaguar XKE Convertible Series I½ Wonderful condition throughout, matching numbers and supremely well sorted for spirited driving. Recently ran the New England 1000 rally and performed flawlessly. Primrose yellow, red Connolly leather, overdrive. A true turn key car, ready to drive anywhere in style. $59,000/Offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: www .deGarmoLtd.com 1960 Jaguar Mk II Saloon Flawless numbers matching car with a great history. All books and tools. Absolutely pristine condition and totally correct in every detail. Finished in white with black leather. Runs, drives and looks perfect. An exceptional opportunity for top down fun at a very fair price. $75,000/offer. Matthew deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1971 MG B-GT 4 Speed with Overdrive, Opalescent silver blue, Gray, 212442DN. Beautifully restored with multiple concours wins. Best driving Mark 2 with upgrades to steering and suspension. See 80+ pictures and detail at http://1960jaguarmark2.shutterfly.com. Contact Tom at todaxyz@yahoo.com 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible Black Tulip/Autumn Leaf, restored 1999, 2.800 miles, strong balanced engine, solid honest car. Great driver! $8695. Contact Ron Faithfull at ronfaithfull@cogeco.ca or evenings ESDST at 905.257.6161 (ON) 1934 Morgan Super Sport Incredibly, just one owner since 1968; 27,000 original miles. A stunning original car with full documentation. Finished in burgundy with black leather. All original books, tools, ultra rare factory hardtop. An incredible find and a rare opportunity. $59,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1967 Jaguar XKE Convertible This 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 was recently purchased from a well known private collector and now is offered for sale. The Series 1 is considered 106 Excellent condition. Stored for 35+ years. $49,500. Contact Bill Hebal at 920.823.2187 (WI) 2nd owner/ west coast car/ no rust/ interior like new/ new car smell/ paint & crome like new, no dents or scratches. Runs well! $26500.00. Contact Henry Schmitt at henryschmt@aol.com (CA) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Convertible In excellent condition. No rust, runs and drives great with 85,000 original miles. Own one of the rare factory made 914s with the 911 engine. $29,900. Contact Kent Johnson at 303.808.7511 or kent1johnson@aol.com (CO) 1971 Porsche 911E Targa GERMAN 1960 BMW 700 Sedan 1970 Porsche 914-6 Roadster Tangerine/Black. 102K miles with documentation to first owner. All upgrades and rebuilds. Sport seats and new tires. Certificate of authenticity provided. $39,000 OBO. Contact Leon Todaro at lotus@cox .net or 585.820.3785 (AZ) 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet Dark red, parchment leather, zebrano wood trim. A 79,000 mile original car that's had a spectacular, fully documented cosmetic restoration to factory new condition. Show quality cosmetics and drives without fault. Factory A/C, floor shift automatic. $149,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Coupe Black/tan interior. 3rd owner. Well documented & well maintained. Upgrades wheels, radio, popoff valve. 100,030 miles. Excellent Driver. $19,500 obo. Contact Paul Choukourian at 248.808.4222. 2005 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet Honest, original driver. No rust, southern car. 127,500 miles. Mother of Pearl Grey Metallic, blue leather. Huge recent service, tires, etc. $6,800. Call Dave 651.216.1265 or email for pdf w/ photos and full details. david@tobindesignwerks.com (MN) 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E Sedan Pristine weekend driver. Gray/Black, manual, sport chrono package, Bose high end 6 CD, navigation, double xenon headlights. 9,2000 miles. $55,000. Contact Mario Soussou at 973.432.2244 or Mario@soussou.net (CT) ITALIAN 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet Series II Rare, high performance model built by Porsche. Perfect condition, 77,000 miles, garaged and never used in winter. Serviced by Mercedes experts. AMG 17-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sports. Owned by vintage car collector. $24,000. Contact: Reeds25@cox.net or 401.295.1985 (RI) Very sound older restoration. Matching numbers. Special features. Strong engine, precise over-drive, recent brake work. $450,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction. com. 510.653.7555. (CA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS Includes spare engine 32067. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Coupe Desirable, early production, carbureted model with preferred European bumpers. Beautiful interior. Restored in 1994 by Auto Europa's Ken Murphy. Records. $32,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1988 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe Black, tan, original 5 speed, rust free, California black plate car. 28,000 verified miles. Documented (over $50,000) professional maintenance and upgrades. Performs as new. Original books. $80K or best offer Call Richard Harris at 914.720.5666 or 914.669.5813. 1977 Maserati Khamsin Stunning ‘90 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta finished in classic Rosso Corsa Red over Tan leather, 4.9L Flat-12, 5 Speed Manual, Excellent inside and out! Owner for 10 years. Contact Joe Tseng at 626.318.1289 1939 NSU-Fiat Topolino Roadster AMERICAN 1962 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Black/Red interior, auto. California car since new. Restored in 1986. Just passed CA smog. Looks, runs, and drives great. Euro rear bumper. $38,000. Contact Eugene O'Gorman at eogorman@comcast .net or 925.484.1697 (CA) S/N 074513. Nicely restored. Runs well. Cute as a button. Positive attention gatherer. Just windup the key and go. $42,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1934 Lancia Augusta Berlina 2-Door Hardtop, 2, 390 Cu In V8, Auto Transmission, Turquoise, 62J005424. $8750. Contact Gary Schiveley at garyreade@sbcglobal.net or 714.537.1646 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fully restored rare beauty, drive anywhere. Vincenzo Lancia's revolutionary masterpiece and preferred by the Scuderia Ferrari Race Team members. Just $24,500. Contact Walter Miller at info@autolit.com or 315.247.2388 (NY) 1954 Maserati AGCS Numbers matching, manual, 340hp, Black/Black. Drop dead gorgeous. The girls love it, and you can get rubber in third. LIFE IS GOOD! Contact Kelso at 303.798.3305 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woody Wagon S/N 2053. Desirable and competitive car. $200,000 in Epifani Restoration receipts. Eligible for all events. FIA Historical Technical Passport. 108 Rare model with superb original wood. Mint condition throughout. Great history. All options including Columbia rear end, original radio, heater. Show quality but fully sorted for real driving. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) ♦

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.4299202, 33.1.42292021. Maison de vente aux enchères, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial .com. (FR) the offi cial auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August and record-setting Scottsdale Auction in January. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the fi nest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fi ne art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfi elds. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfi elds.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. Auctions: Kissimmee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Des Moines, Columbus and Chicago. “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Network's HD Theater. www.Mecum.com 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www .mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www .classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's fi nest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (TX) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.524.3636, 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Effi cient, personal service. 510.525.9435. (CA) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AuCarlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. www.ebaymotors.com. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the fi nest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) www.russoandsteele .com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well qualifi ed experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents 110 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) American Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offi ces located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certifi ed, confi dential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. California Dream Cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net. (CA) Appraisals Gooding & Company. Legendary Collector Cars. 615.848.0035, Legendary Collector Cars provides you with photos, videos and entertaining stories about the cars that you used to drive in High School, the show cars you dream about and the Muscle Cars you lust over. We bring you the cars you won't see any where else. Rat Rods to Vintage Race Cars. We also take you on tours of Car Museums, Speed Shops, Race Tracks and those Special Events all over the Country. We even take you along as we drive some back roads of America. http:// www.legendarycollectorcars.com. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well qualifi ed to appraise automotive and collectible estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust, or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to help you. www.goodingco.com. www.goodingco.com. (CA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com toll free: at 800.872.7772 www .usappraisal.com. (VA) Automobilia Steve Austin's Automobilia & Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the fi nest and rarest American muscle cars. We are the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality American muscle. www.-legendarymotorcar.com. Shelby American Automotobile Club. 860.364.0449, 860.364.0769. PO Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, 920-945-0450. International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global Sports Car Market Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Buy/Sell/General

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collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2shores-classics.com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) for buying and selling classic and modern specialty cars. List your car for 12 weeks for only $19.95. Dealers can list an unlimited amount of inventory for one low fee. Visit www.specialtycarsource.com today. www.SpecialtyCarSource.com. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) The Bridgehampton Motoring Club. 631.537.5001, The Bridgehampton Motoring Club is unlike any collector car parking and storage facility in the nation. We provide 24 hour key card access, humidity and temperature control, comprehensive video security, epoxy fl oors, tasteful lighting, rare automobilia, and most importantly services: Pick-up and delivery, battery maintenance, bi-weekly mechanical integrity routines, and detailing. Every member of BMC has unfettered access to their collection. Finally, the perfect way to enjoy your passion. www .bridgemc.com. understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. www.heacockclassic .com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specifi c events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. Collector Car Storage Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags .com. (AZ) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) The Bridgehampton Motoring Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fi t; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specialized in restoring and trading the fi nest and rarest American muscle. Our 55,000 sq. ft facility and 100 car showroom is the ultimate car heaven and the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” www.legendary-motorcar.com. Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc.. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Collector Car Insurance Club. 631.537.5001, The Bridgehampton Motoring Club is unlike any collector car parking and storage facility in the nation. We provide 24 hour key card access, humidity and temperature control, comprehensive video security, epoxy fl oors, tasteful lighting, rare automobilia, and most importantly services: Pick-up and delivery, battery maintenance, bi-weekly mechanical integrity routines, and detailing. Every member of BMC has unfettered access to their collection. Finally, the perfect way to enjoy your passion. www .bridgemc.com. English AC Owner's Club Limited. Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Since 1978, offering restoration and sales of classic European sports and touring models from pre-war through 1960s. Successfully brokering MercedesBenz, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo. Guidance given with emphasis on building long-term relationships. Sales Manager Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Infl ation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy .com. (PA) Specialty Car Source. SpecialtyCarSource.com is the premier source October 2009 Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www .rpmvt.com. 111 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.carobu.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually fi nd it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA)

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Inspections T. Rutlands. 800.638.1444, The largest independent Ferrari parts source in the business. Our vast inventory includes new, used and rebuilt parts for vintage and contemporary Ferraris. Buy your parts where the Ferrari shops do. Now, shop 24/7 at www.TRutlands .com. (GA) Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fi ne selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www .baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) German WeatherTech® Automotive AccesClassic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fi t; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) sories . 800-441-8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defi ned high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Defl ectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www .mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Cosdel. 415.777.2000, 415.543.5112. Don't puzzle over your shipping needs. We are your solution.Martin E. Button, Inc./Cosdel International Transportation 55 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94105 info@cosdel.com The Import-Export Expert www.cosdel .com. (CA) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.carobu.com. RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www .rpmvt.com. Automobile Inspections LLC.. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com, www.docsjags .com. (AZ) F. Roxas, Inc.. (708) 598-1000, The Only Thing Better Than New Is A Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950's & 60's Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients investments by bringing these truly one-of-a-kind cars back to life. Maybe, an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours shows around the world. F. Roxas, Inc. (708) 598-1000 Bridgeview, IL The Healey Werks. 800.251.2113, 712.944.4940. Premier automobile restoration company specializing in exotic, European and classic cars. Complete structural and body reconstruction, upholstery, world-class paint/refi nishing, engineering, prototyping and mechanical services. Transport and logistical services available. www.healeywerks .com. (IA) Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.856 Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www .griotsgarage.com. (WA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, You may have seen our award winning, show quality restoration. Our 55,000 sq ft facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www .legendary-motorcar.com. (ON) 2/203.222.3862, We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/United Kingdom) Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, well-equipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We fi nish your projects. supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, October, 2009. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fi ne wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Badges? You Want to See Badges? Vaucher auction shows collectors dig deep to snag badges from classic car clubs, coachbuilders, and races by Carl Bomstead Thought Carl's Jacques Vaucher and his gallery, l'art et l'automobile, have long been fi xtures in the automotive collectible fi eld. Vaucher was once employed by Luigi Chinetti, who introduced Ferrari automobiles to the United States. In the early '80s, he opened his own gallery in New York City and a few years ago moved to Harper, Texas, and now his French accent has a subtle Texas twang. In addition to the gallery and the numerous shows he attends around the country, he has been con- ducting auctions for the past ten years or so; online bidding is now available for his auctions. The most recent auction, his 22nd, closed July 15 of this year. He offered 489 lots that included books, photographs, automotive art, posters, badges, pennants, mascots, and trophies. Also offered were a number of endorsed checks from Luigi Chinetti Motors. One that caught my eye was written to and endorsed by Miles Davis for a refund of deposit, so it included a couple of interesting autographs. It sold for $585 and is currently being offered by another dealer with a substantial up-charge. Here are a few others from the auction that caught my eye: LOT 285—J. SAOUTCHIK l Bomstead eWatch Badges? You Want to See Badges? Vaucher auction shows collectors dig deep to snag badges from classic car clubs, coachbuilders, and races by Carl Bomstead Thought Carl's Jacques Vaucher and his gallery, l'art et l'automobile, have long been fi xtures in the automo- tive collectible fi eld. Vaucher was once employed by Luigi Chinetti, who introduced Ferrari automobiles to the United States. In the early '80s, he opened his own gallery in New York City and a few years ago moved to Harper, Texas, and now his French accent has a subtle Texas twang. In addition to the gallery and the numerous shows he attends around the country, he has been con- ducting auctions for the past ten years or so; online bidding is now available for his auctions. The most recent auction, his 22nd, closed July 15 of this year. He offered 489 lots that included books, photographs, automotive art, posters, badges, pennants, mascots, and trophies. Also offered were a number of endorsed checks from Luigi Chinetti Motors. One that caught my eye was written to and endorsed by Miles Davis for a refund of deposit, so it included a couple of interesting autographs. It sold for $585 and is currently being offered by another dealer with a substantial up-charge. Here are a few others from the auction that caught my eye: LOT 285—J. SAOUTCHIK THE THE WORLD'S FINEST MOTOR CAR CATALOG. Estimate: $250–350. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $632.50. This 28-page sales catalog, which dated to 1932, included information on the Model J, along with the supercharged SJ, and included the original mailing envelope. Fifteen custom-bodied models were illustrated, and the brochure and envelope were stated to be in very good condition. Duesenberg advertising and other promotional material was understated and most often presented in black and white. These brochures appear from time to time, and the price paid here was in line with other transactions. PARIS-NEUILLY COACHBUILDER'S BADGE. Estimate: $200–300. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $385.25. Jacques Saoutchik created some of the most fl amboyant and expensive coachwork of the 1930s. His designs for Rolls-Royce, Hispano-Suiza, Mercedes-Benz, and Bucciali, among others, were created with little consideration for cost, and his fi rm did not lack for customers. After the war, the market for expensive custom coachwork evaporated, and by 1954 the fi rm was bankrupt. The badges from coachbuilders of the era are very collectible, and the value escalates with the value of the cars. As such, this red and blue enameled badge was expensive, but not silly money. LOT 468—BUGATTI STANDING ELEPHANT MASCOT. Estimate: $350–$550. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $540.50. The original Bugatti elephant was sculpted by Rembrandt Bugatti at his brother's request for the Park Ward Type 41 Bugatti Royale. It is thought that Fritz Schlumpf walked off with it when the workers took over his famed collection and textile factory. This example was a replica that was used as an award at the 1985 American Bugatti Club Rally in Monterey. Attractive, and acquired at a small fraction of what the real one would bring. LOT 387—30TH ANNIVERSARY NÜRBURGRING ADAC—1957 PARTICIPANT'S BADGE. Estimate: $175–225. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $368. This colorful badge was about 4″ tall and was issued to partici- pants in the 1957 tour from Gau Nordrhein to Rheinland, Germany. The Nürburgring track was outlined in white. The badge was in good condition, but it had been sprayed with some sort of protective coating. An attractive badge that sold for strong money, considering the coating. LOT 369—LES VIEUX DU VOLANT—1915 MEMBERS BADGE. Estimate: $200–300. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $264.50. Les Vieux du Volant was an early French motoring club. The badge was made of stamped brass, although the badge for 1916 was silver. The design was striking and the badge was in excellent condition. As such, the price was, if anything, a bit on the light side. LOT 392—1924 AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA MEMBERS BADGE. Estimate: $250–350. Number of Bids: 2. SOLD T: $281.75. The Automobile Club f America was the world's fi rst automobile club, having been formed in New York in June 1889. It was never more than a local organization but was instrumental in the founding of the AAA. These attractive badges were used in the 1920s and very early 1930s. The red enamel in the outer ring was chipped in a couple of places, which held back the bidding. Considering the damage, the price was about right. LOT 461—BARNEY GOOGLE RIDING SPARK PLUG AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT. Estimate: $500–$700. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $701.50. Barney Google was a comic strip character who fi rst appeared in 1919. Three years later he was joined by his race horse partner Spark Plug. The moonshiner Snuffy Smith joined the group in 1934. Cartoon characters were popular subjects for hood ornaments and are most collectible today. Last one of these we saw sold for about twice what was paid here, so the buyer did just fi ne. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage POSTMASTER paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. 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