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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's JOIN US The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 46 1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8 Roadster 48 1925 Bugatti Type 35B October 2011 . Volume 23 . Number 10 IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 42 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC — $279,692/RM GTC prices have crept up during the past year, and they're now getting surprisingly close to Daytona money Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 46 1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8 Roadster — $323,891/RM This was staggering money, considering good examples usually fetch around $160k — and when a 150S coupe in the same sale went for a quarter of this price Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 48 1925 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Racer — $689,181/Bonhams This car is a bitsa, but all the major components except the body are original Bugatti. If the car's identity had not been lost, it would be more desirable Toby Ross GERMAN (VIDEO) 52 1988 Porsche 959 coupe — $266,547/Bonhams The price paid at this action translates roughly to the price paid when this 959 was new — and it provides an interesting market observation for one of Porsche's most iconic modern cars Jim Schrager AMERICAN (VIDEO) 54 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 SCJ — $73,700/Barrett-Jackson Buyers may be searching out more unusual, uncommon muscle cars — while still demanding finite rarity, heritage, performance and rock-solid documentation Dale Novak RACE (VIDEO) 56 1973 Datsun 240Z “Super Samuri” — $90,450/Bonhams It is possible for a car of humble beginnings to attain collector value. It requires fame, extraordinary accomplishment and iconic status to get there Thor Thorson 6 Cover photograph: Courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 208 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales BONHAMS 62 Sussex, UK: Bonhams annual Festival of Speed auction sells 88% of the lots on offer, totalling $11.5m Paul Hardiman RM AUCTIONS 72 Plymouth, MI: The Inn at St. Johns hosts the former Meadow Brook sale, with 60 of 70 lots selling for $7.6m Kevin Coakley ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS 84 Paris, FRA: Artcurial sells 41 cars at Automobiles Sur Les Champs, totaling nearly $7m Jérôme Hardy MECUM AUCTIONS 94 Des Moines, IA: American muscle and resto-mods make $5.4m in Des Moines B. Mitchell Carlson SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS 106 Northamptonshire, UK: Silverstone's inaugural auction brings $2.6m in Northamptonshire Paul Hardimann MECUM AUCTIONS 116 St. Charles, IL: The biggest all-Corvette auction of the year sells 119 Corvettes for nearly $6m Dan Grunwald and B. Mitchell Carlson EBAY MOTORS 126 Wanna-bes and Wanna-haves Geoff Archer & Chad Tyson

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40 2011 Classy Chassis COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears The impact buckled the trunk floor and bowed the rear fenders out. The crumpled fenders jammed the rear doors shut. In one crashing second, SCM's ponton saga was over Keith Martin 28 Affordable Classic: The 105 Series Alfa Romeo Spider, GTV and Berlina The 105 Series Alfa Romeos offer mechanical sophistication, build quality and pure driving fun that is hard to beat in their price ranges Donald Osborne 32 Legal Files Ferrari Classiche has changed the Ferrari market. Three cars of the same model, condition and provenance will sell at widely differing prices if one is certified, one has the attestation document and one has neither Michael Lynch and John Draneas 44 Sheehan Speaks In the world of old Ferraris, many jobs are based on time and materials, so it's impossible to “beat the clock.” Parts are becoming a problem with any pre-430 or 599 Ferrari, and sourcing anything pre-308 is always a major problem Michael Sheehan 138 eWatch L'art et l'automobile's June sale brings big money for the first180 issues of Cavallino magazine and a Packard grille adorned with 18 coachbuilder badges. Save your copies of SCM! Carl Bomstead FEATURES 34 The Elegance at Hershey and the Grand Ascent: A new concours and hill climb are added to an already stellar car schedule 38 Forest Grove Concours: An uncharacteristic midsummer deluge puts a damper on the event 40 2011 Classy Chassis: The 125 cars look like Matchbox toys when seen from Reliant Stadium's entry level DEPARTMENTS 12 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 16 The Inside Line: Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance 18 Contributors: Get to know our writers 20 You Write, We Read: Love and tips for E-types; Respect for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage 22 Display Advertisers Index 24 Time Pieces: Nicolas Hayek, Swatch and luxury watches 24 Neat Stuff: Curb Alert warning system, modern driving suits with an old-school look 26 In Miniature: Ferrari 288 GTO in 1:12 scale 26 Book Review: Team Lotus in Formula 1 92 Fresh Meat: 2011 Maserati Gran Turismo convertible, 2010 Bentley Continental GT SuperSports, 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster 128 Mystery Photo: “Why the long face? This doubles the horsepower!” 128 Comments with Your Renewal: “Sports Car Market educates about a wide variety of vehicles other magazines do not feature.” 129 SCM Weekly Poll Results: Which star car will be the biggest surprise at Monterey? 130 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 134 Resource Directory: Meet your car's needs SCM Digital Bonus 8 Sports Car Market Additional Seat Time contributions, videos and images are available in this issue's Digital Edition, included with every print subscription. To sign up for your Digital Issue, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.0555 ext. 1

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Demise of the SCM Ponton The Crash The impact of the ponton slamming into another car buckled the trunk floor and bowed the rear fenders out. The crumpled fenders jammed the rear doors shut. The driver's seatback and the steering wheel were broken from the impact, as the helpless driver was thrown around in the interior. A post-mortem revealed an empty brake-fluid reservoir; perhaps it had leaked into a malfunctioning booster. I slowly put my credit card back into my pocket. While it was frus- trating to have my “finally done” family car destroyed in front of me, at the same time I realized it could have been much, much worse. Wendie, with 4-year-old Bradley strapped in the back seat, was planning to drive the ponton to the Forest Grove Concours the next weekend, a 50-mile round trip. I don't even want to imagine the bad things that might have happened if she had lost the brakes on the freeway. Here's Your Check As the accident happened when the shop's personnel were driving Fat rear fenders not a factory option I t happened in the blink of an eye. I was standing in the repair shop, VISA in hand to pay a $4,500 repair bill, and the next moment I watched as my 1959 Mercedes 220S rolled backwards down a ramp from the second floor, sans brakes, and slammed into another car. This was our second ponton. (or should I say steering) the ponton, and since it happened on their property, I was fairly sure that my insurance company would quickly take care of me, and that the shop had garage-keepers insurance that would take care of them. To the shop's credit, they immediately told me not to worry about the repair bill. (Imagine having to pay a large repair bill for a car that was totaled by the shop that was working on it — just before taking delivery?) Within a couple of days, the repair estimate arrived — $10,000 for In happier days Deciding that the best SCM family car would be this classic Mercedes model, due to its attractive shape and robust mechanicals, we bought a “very original” 1959 219 on eBay for $6,500 in late 2009. When it arrived, it was as original as described, but not nearly as presentable as we had expected it to be. Its black paint had been buffed through in places and spotted in in others. Its worn burgundy leather interior could almost have been called attractive. The stains around the rear window of the headliner were unfortunate, but who looks backwards when they're driving anyway? The incorrect-but-more-powerful 220S engine that had been fitted ran well, and with only a few thousand dollars of brake and suspension fettling, we had an original — but not very attractive — driver. “I don't want that ratty thing in my driveway,” was Wendie's assesment. We consequently sold the car for $8,400. Bring on the Next One I decided that I had chosen the right model, just not the right car. A few weeks later I found another ponton, with a shiny black paint job, a ravishing original red leather interior, good chrome and a flawless headliner. Cost was $8,000 delivered to Portland from Seattle. Unfortunately, as good as it looked, it needed mechanical attention, mostly suspension and brakes, to a greater degree than our 219. Over the next 14 months, we spent about $8,000 attending to all of its various needs. The finishing touches were new heater boxes, a completely rebuilt dashboard, rebuilding the fuel reserve mechanism and having the original, with paperwork, signal-seeking Becker AM/ FM/SW radio refurbished. That was the bill I was about to pay, and it would have brought our total “investment” in the car to over $20,000. During this period, I had insured the car with a collector car insurance company for the agreed-upon value of $15,000. 10 labor, and $20,000 in parts, using N.O.S. from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, CA. The insurance company also offered me the option of buying the car back for $5,500, which was the salvage value estimated by Copart USA (www.copart.com), the auction company they use to sell their wrecked cars. I got several emails from friends imploring me to save the car. SCMer Bruce McCaw, who has a 220SE ponton, kindly offered me whatever I needed from a parts-car 220S he has stored in Portland. I decided to let the car go. I had just gone through months of refur- bishment, and I just didn't want to start over. Further, this was a neverhit car, and now, no matter how well it was repaired, it would have a story. And finally, we all know just how difficult it is to make a car that has been hit hard run and drive properly. I just didn't have the energy. So I took the $15,000, hoisted a schnapps in front of the car as my final auf Wiedersehen — and set out to look for another ponton. Can't Buy One for That Anymore I immediately learned that $15,000 wasn't going to buy a ponton of the caliber of the one that had just been wrecked. My 220S was a handsome car, with an excellent interior, good chrome, nice paint and it was fully fettled. A better car, with a Webasto sunroof, sold on eBay for just over $30,000 recently. I believe now that to replace my car will probably cost $25,000 or more. The lesson: As I improved the condition, and value, of my ponton, I didn't raise my insurance coverage commensurately. The $15,000 value was correct for the condition of the car when I initially insured it, but as I poured money into it and improved it, I simply didn't keep my coverage up to date. (As an aside, I immediately bumped the coverage on our award-winning 1964 Chevrolet Nova Wagon, which recently underwent a $40,000 restoration, to $40,000 from the $10,000 prerestoration valuation I had put on it.) Based on my experience, I strongly suggest you review your own policies and determine whether your agreed-upon value accurately reflects the current market — as well as any improvements you have made to your car. Trust me, you may regret it if you don't. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Bonhams—Power By BMW Where: Munich, DEU When: October 1 More: www.bonhams.com At this new marque-specific sale, Bonhams will present a selection of cars and motorcycles spanning the full breadth of the BMW timeline. Featured consignments include the ex-Dieter Quester and Rolf Stommelen 1979 BMW M1 pro car (Bonhams estimate: $325k–$365k); a 1976 BMW CSL “Batmobile” competition coupe, which won its class in the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans and won overall at the 1976 24 Hours of Spa ($235k–$275k); a 1939 BMW 327 cabriolet ($85k– $120k); a 1976 TOJ-BMW Type 201 Formula 2 single-seater, ex-Keke Rosberg ($45k–$65k); and the 1969 Bertone “Spicup” BMW 2800CS-based concept car (contact Bonhams for estimate). RM—Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey Where: Hershey, PA When: October 6-7 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 148 / 148 cars sold / $8.7m At Hershey last year, RM achieved a perfect sell-through rate of 100%, despite having reserves on most of the lots. This annual sale, held alongside the Antique Automobile Club of America's Eastern Regional Fall Meet, focuses on pre-war heavy Mecum Auctions coming to Dallas, TX iron. Star cars include a 1913 Stevens-Duryea Five-Passenger Tourer (RM estimate: $200k– $300k); a 1914 Mercedes-Benz 22/50PS Town Car ($200k– $300k); an AACA National Prize-winning 1935 Ford Phaeton ($45k–$55k); a 1929 Cadillac Five-Passenger Phaeton ($80k–$110k); and a 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton ($125k–$150k). And from the famed Nethercutt Collection, a 1928 Packard Model 533 Phaeton ($70k–$90k); a 1931 Studebaker President Series-80 Four Seasons Roadster ($60k–$80k); and a 1931 REO Royale Model 35 Sedan ($20k– $30k). Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. SEPTEMBER 1–4—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Auburn, IN 2–4—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 3–4—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 4—COYS Cirencester, UK 10—BONHAMS Beaulieu, UK 12—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 14—SILVER Kansas City, MO 12 15–18—MECUM St. Charles, IL 16—BONHAMS Chichester, UK 17—CLASSIC MOTORCAR Canton, OH 18—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Westport, CT 20—BARONS Surrey, UK 21—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 21—H&H London, UK 22–24—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 23–25—MECUM Geneva Lake, WI 24—SILVER Portland, OR 29–OCT 1—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Carlisle, PA OCTOBER 1—BONHAMS Munich, DEU 1–2—VANDERBRINK Greenwood, NE Mecum—Dallas 2011 Where: Dallas, TX When: October 6-8 More: www.mecum.com Mecum expects 600 cars to cross the block at their first Texas auction. Look for Detroit muscle and American classics at a range of price points, including bluechip investments, clean, original drivers, and wild one-off hot rods. Headliners for the threeday sale include a 1957 Ford Custom two-door sedan, said to be one of three known surviving examples equipped with 312/300 Thunderbird special V8 and factory Phase 1 Paxton Supercharger; a 1964 Ford 6–7—RM Hershey, PA 6–8—MECUM Dallas, TX 7–8—VICARI Biloxi, MS 8—COYS Ascot, UK 8—VANDERBRINK Grenora, ND 10—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 14–15—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 14–15—CROWN Tampa, FL 15—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 15—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO 15—VANDERBRINK LaMoure, ND 19—H&H Buxton, UK 19—WEBB'S Auckland, NZ 21–22—BRANSON Branson, MO 21–23—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Ontario, CAN 22—VANDERBRINK Westville, OK 26—RM London, UK 28–29—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Marcos, TX 29—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO 29—COYS Padova, ITA 30—ARTCURIAL Galaxie 500 lightweight hard top with 427 “High Riser” engine and 4-speed; a 1970 Plymouth 440 Six Pack Superbird; a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429; and a Bloomington Gold Survivorcertified 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/430 4-speed coupe, with its original engine, paint, interior, tires, keys, and fully documented history. Sotheby's—Important Collectors' Motor Cars by Public Tender Where: Sydney, AUS When: October 13-15 More: http://www.sothebysaustralia.com.au Sotheby's Australia returned Paris, FRA NOVEMBER 1—BARONS Surrey, UK 4—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, UK 5—VANDERBRINK Rochester, IN 12—VICARI Panama City Beach, FL 16—BONHAMS Harrogate, UK 18–20—LEAKE Dallas, TX 18–20—MCCORMICK Palm Springs, CA 25–26—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 30—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff to the collector car game earlier this year with a sale in June. At their second sale of 2011, expect a mix of classics, exotics, sports, and luxury cars at a range of price points. The early headliner is the “Riviera Car,” a 1923 RollRoyce 40/50hp Silver Ghost, previously owned by noted collector Laurie Ogle, who established the car's provenance. Its early years were spent on the French Riviera, where it was used as a Rolls-Royce demonstrator. The car has now been restored to original livery, with yellow sides, black fenders, aluminum hood, and red leather. Crown—The Florida Fall Classic Where: Tampa, FL When: October 14-15 More: www.crowncollectorcars. com Classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and exotics will all cross the block at Crown's new October sale, held in the 88,000-square foot Expo hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Early consignments include a “lipstick edition” 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible, recently restored from the frame up; a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454; a custom 1949 Ford Country Squire woody wagon with “period-correct” chopped top; and a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, equipped with power windows, power top, padded dash, Continental kit, fender skirts, and more. Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales— Larimer County Fairgrounds Auction Where: Loveland, CO When: October 15 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder — RM Auctions, London More: www.saaasinc.com Last year: 72 / 154 cars sold / $685k Specialty expects more than 150 vehicles and some excellent automobilia at the annual October sale. With dozens of cars selling at the $5k, $10k, and $20k price points, it's a great place to score a stylish classic that's ready to be driven straight home or straight to the cruise-in. Count on a wide range of muscle and sports cars, as well as a generous helping of vintage pickups. The atmosphere is low-key and family-friendly. H&H Auctions—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, UK When: October 19 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 28 / 59 cars sold / $547k H&H returns once again to the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire. This annual sale always features a wide selection of affordable British classics, from MGs and Triumphs to Jags and Bentleys, with a handful of selections from the U.S. and elsewhere in Europe. You just might find a London-to-Brightoneligible open tourer alongside a late-model Maserati. Last year, many lots changed hands in the $20k-$30k range. The Branson Auction Where: Branson, MO When: October 21-22 More: www.bransonauction.com Last Year: 114 / 216 cars sold / $3m This long-running sale will return to the convention center in downtown Branson, across the street from the Branson Landing on the White River. Featured at this auction will be an assortment of affordable drivers and collectible classics, including a 1957 Jaguar XK 140 drophead coupe and a 1936 Pierce-Arrow Model 1602 Twelve Salon Convertible Coupe Roadster, said to be one of three built from 1936 to 1938 with this body style and a V12 engine. RM—Automobiles of London Where: London, UK When: October 26 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 89 / 104 cars sold / $30m RM's flagship European H&H at Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire, U.K. 14 sale earned $30m last year from just 89 cars, for an average sale price of $339k. Astons, Rolls and Bentleys are always well-represented, along with a generous helping of vintage Italian exotics. Consignments of particular interest include a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider ($2.5m–$2.9m); a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A; a 1972 Alfa Romeo 33-3 TT, raced in period at both Le Mans and Targa Florio ($860k– $940k); an alloy-bodied LHD 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, with just 26,400 km ($1m–$1.2m); a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 cabriolet ($295k–$360k); and a recently restored 1964 Aston Martin DB5 ($360k–$425k). Dan Kruse Classics—San Marcos 2011 Where: San Marcos, TX When: October 28-29 More: www.kruseclassics.com Last year: 113 / 210 cars sold / $1.8m About 200 affordable muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, and pickups will cross the block at this annual October auction, along with some surprising European luxury and sports cars thrown in for added variety. At center stage will be a 1968 Dodge Dart factory Hemi race car, campaigned in period by Gene “The Snowman” Snow, and restored to correct 1968 specs with all date-coded parts, including 1968 Holley carbs, original Hooker headers, original race block, and rare magnesium intake. ♦ Sports Car Market Tim Scott Fluid Images © 2011 courtesy RM Auctions)

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Event Calendar Sept. 30–Oct. 3 — Louisville Concours d'Elegance (KY) www.concourslouisville.com Sept. 30–Oct. 3 — Niello Concours at Serrano (CA) www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com 3–7 — Bluegrass 1000 Road Tour (KY) www.bluegrass1000.com 5–8 — Antique Auto Club of America Eastern Fall Meet (PA) www.aaca.org 28–Nov. 6 — Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance (SC) www.hhiconcours.com Niello Concours at Serrano — 2010 Finale Award winning 1951 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Events ■ The eighth annual Niello Concours at Serrano on October 2 will celebrate Cord cars and the 50th anniversary of the E-type Jaguar. But that's only part of this car-happy weekend in El Dorado Hills. The Finale del Concours Raduno, an evening of friendly conversation, wine tasting and car lovefest, is scheduled for Friday, September 30 from 7 pm to 10 pm at La Borgata. The Tour, on Saturday, October 1, puts concours cars on back roads through the Sierra Gold Country and local vineyards. Concours admission is $35 in advance or $45 at the gate. www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com (CA) ■ The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance revs to life in October and ends in November, and it seems as if there are enough fun events to keep engines running for at least 30 days. But this extravaganza crams a famous concours, the Savannah Speed Classic vintage races, the Motoring Midway stew of car history and technology, the Car Club Jamboree and other activities into ten days between October 28 and November 6. Event prices range from $15 to $35, and there are deals for multiple-day tickets. Children younger than twelve get in for free. www.hhiconcours.com 16 ■ Louisville, KY, is famous for Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby every May. Thoroughbred cars will replace thoroughbred horses at Churchill Downs during the Louisville Concours d'Elegance from September 30 through October 2. The weekend starts with the Backroads of the Bluegrass Motoring Tour on October 1, and the tour is open to the public and concours participants. A Concours-Eve Gala features evening cocktails in Churchill Downs' famous paddock and dinner in the famous Millionaire's Row. The infield of Churchill Downs will host vintage cars during the concours on October 2, with Mercedes-Benz as the featured marque. Pre-1926 Daimler, Benz and Mercedes cars are part of the class, as are Mercedes-Benz cars from 1926 to '39 and 1945 to '71. Other classes include Woodies to 1953, Supercars to 2011, 1953–1967 Corvettes and racing cars of any year. The day ends with winners driving their cars into the Winner's Circle. www. concourslouisville.com (KY) ■ San Diego and woodies go together like beaches and surfboards, and visitors to the third annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase on October 9 will see plenty of wood-bodied station Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral Sports Car Market wagons, Italian exotics, Detroit Muscle, American Legends, CCCA Classics and much more. Blocks just off of Fifth Avenue in San Diego's famous Gaslamp Quarter will host beautiful cars and vintage motorcycles. Entering your car is $40, but walking on by and admiring automotive beauty — and maybe a surfboard or two — is free. www.gaslamp.org (CA) ■ Some gearheads claim that the Internet has made swapmeets obsolete. Well, they haven't been to the giant Fall Carlisle 29–30 — Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance (CA) www.elegantcars.com Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral, which will run from September 28 through October 2. Thousands of people arrive in Carlisle to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. All these people wander over 150 acres with 8,100 vending spaces — and at least 2,000 cars await new owners in the car corral. This is the place to find that rare part. Adult admission is $10, and children eight years and younger get in for free. It's a small price to pay for getting lost in cars, car parts and motorheads. www. carlisleevents.com (PA) ♦

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SCM Contributors JIM SCHRAGER, SCM Contributor, has written about German cars for SCM for two decades. He wrote for the 356 Registry, was a Contributing Editor for Porsche Panorama (the magazine of the Porsche Club of America), and wrote for Excellence and the Porsche Market Letter. He has written two popular books about vintage Porsches: Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Porsche 356; and Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Early Porsche 911. He owns about 20 vintage Porsches, which he attempts to keep on the road through all kinds of weather. He is a clinical professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches a popular course on strategy. Turn to p. 52 for his thoughts on why the 1988 Porsche 959 supercar hasn't raced to the top rank of collector cars — yet. JOHN CLARK, SCM Contributor, is a trial lawyer who inherited his love of cars from his father, a consummate auto enthusiast. Growing up in southern Mississippi during the 1970s, he learned to drive on his father's knee in a rotating stable of recalcitrant Alfas, Healeys, Jags and BMWs — much to his mother's chagrin. John currently practices civil and commercial litigation in Houston, TX, where he lives with his wife, Lucia, and their pound puppy Scout. He dreams of one day restoring his father's 1961 Austin Healey 3000 that was heavily damaged in Hurricane Katrina. See his report on the largest air-conditioned concours in the United States — the 2011 Classy Chassis — on p. 40. DANIEL GRUNWALD, SCM Contributor, has been covering auctions for Sports Car Market for more than a decade. He still enjoys collecting and working on old cars and motorcycles. His main interest is American cars and European motorcycles, but nothing with an engine is off limits. Alongside his 1967 Corvette sits a 1966 bench-seat Nova with a 383 and 5 speed, a 1939 BMW R12 motorcycle and a 1965 Corvair. He has been a regular at the Arizona January auctions, BarrettJackson Las Vegas, Mecum Bloomington Gold and the Mecum St. Charles auctions — as well as numerous private collection sales over the years. He and his wife, Martha, own a jewelry store in Geneva, IL, and have worked side by side for more than 30 years. She shares his love of old stuff and often accompanies him to auctions. See his thoughts on the Corvettes that crossed the block at Mecum's Bloomington Gold sale on p. 116. BILL ROTHERMEL, SCM Contributor, has had a lifelong interest in cars both small and large. While still a toddler in his stroller, he would amaze an audience with his ability to identify the make and model of passing automobiles! He is an automotive historian and avid collector of miniature automobiles and automobilia. His writing has been featured in Antique Automobile, Auto Events, Automobile Quarterly, Car Collector, The Flying Lady, Old Cars Weekly, Sports Car Market and many other publications. He is currently researching and preparing a book about the early automotive history of Lancaster, PA, and the Charles Schutte Body Company. On p. 34, he takes us to the Elegance at Hershey and the Hershey Hill Climb. Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Operations Manager Ryan Brinkley ryan.brinkley@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 218 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auctions Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst / Sales Support Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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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 Tips for E-type bliss To the Editor: As soon as I saw the August 2011 cover that said “Insider's View: Jaguar E-type at 50” (p. 46), I knew that more than half of the comments would be about unreliability and owner disappointment, while forgiving the E-type for its perfect, neveraging shape. I was right. So here, after almost 20 years of E-type ownership — 15 years with my current S1 E-Type coupe — are a few rules to observe: Buy a Series I E-type, road- ster or coupe, and forget the rest. We can argue all day about this, but it's true. If you're going to just look at it and never drive it, buy a 4.2 version. Roadster or coupe, I don't care. Buy one that hasn't been molested by unskilled hands, and pay an expert to inspect the structure and other systems. Worth every penny and more, even if you walk away. On Day One, install an electronic fuel pump, electronic ignition, rebuild the carbs, unless you have complete documentation that these were done recently and expertly. Have the radiator re-cored (not just boiled) and install an auxiliary fan. Yes, things like brakes are important too, but that's where the inspection comes in. Follow these rules and an E-type is no less reliable than any other car. I've had literally 15 years of pleasurable, trouble-free driving, and driving what I call an appreciable asset. You just can't beat that. — Jan Zverina, San Diego, CA A modified E-type is a reliable E-type To the Editor: In regards to the August SCM “E-type at 50: Still Beautiful, Still Treacherous” (p. 46). This article mostly expresses owners' frustrations with their E-type. Such is the reputation these cars have deservedly earned. However, it must be said that the known E-type weaknesses. such as electrical, cooling, fuel pump, marginal brakes and a needed 5th gear have all been successfully dealt with by the aftermarket upgrades now 20 It has been 40 years, and my E-type remains more beautiful and faithful to me than most of the women I've known available. Unfortunately, because most owners have lavished money on making their cars perfect cosmetically, they no longer drive them for fear of a blemish. I own a 1964 E-type FHC. I have not painted it to perfection, but I have done all the aforementioned upgrades and do drive it on the great back roads of west Marin County almost every weekend. I see vintage MGs, Triumphs and Porsches but, sadly, no E-types. Before all the upgrades were done, I did get stuck several times. However, the beauty and performance of these cars has given me a lot of patience, and now, with all the fixes done, my E-type is a reliable vintage sports car. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA More faithful and fun than most women To the Editor: I read the Jaguar E-type owners' and dreamers' diatribes in the August SCM with great amusement (“E-type at 50: Still Beautiful, Still Treacherous,” p. 46 ). It's as if they were parroting a script from the 1960s and 1970s: “Jaguars are unreliable!” “The gauges never work!” “Beware Lucas, the Prince of Darkness!” In my experience, the reputed unreliability of the E-type is clearly unwarranted when compared to exotic cars of its equal from the same era. In fact, at less than half the price of a Ferrari or Porsche — with which it competed both on the track and at the drive-in restaurant — the Jaguar E-type proved to be many times more reliable than its competitors. The number of owner complaints was clearly inversely proportional to the number of dollars required to pry one from the showroom. The moneyed class ignored the Jag and bought the expensive Aston or Ferrari. The gentry didn't complain when a failed timing belt took out their Thrashwell-Snailby engine, or when that same engine had to be removed from the chassis for a simple tune-up. No, the average “everyman” original E-type owner enjoyed the car for a year or two with zero problems, then traded it in at the first sign of trouble (read deferred maintenance). Next, the second owner cursed the car for nickel-and-diming him for a brief time before selling it to the third owners, who were likely an 18-year-old hobbyist and his dad. We bought our 1967 E-type roadster in 1971 from that second owner, who claimed to have wheedled it from a little old lady. I was a senior in high school, and I believed him. The deal was, my Dad got to drive it, and I agreed to maintain it. After all, I had learned about cars in high school shop class, and Dad didn't want me racing around the high school parking lot. This may sound seriously funny, and, yes, I was as naive as the average teen. However, I did my due diligence and showed Dad that I could maintain the car with the set of basic tools that was standard issue with every Jaguar back then — spanners, feeler gauge and grease gun. Between the owner's manual and Dick O'Kanes invaluable book, How to Repair Your Foreign Car, I was able to do a complete tune-up without need of a timing light. Seriously. When I got into college, my Dad threw me the keys. “It's yours,” he said. “You've kept up your side of the bargain.” College was in Colorado, and we lived in Connecticut. So, in June of 1971, my brother and I drove to California for summer jobs in the sun, and then I backtracked to Colorado in the fall. Did the fuel pump fail? Yes, once, very slowly. Tapping it with a wrench brought it back to life. Filing the points gave it 1,000 more miles of production. Replacing it was inexpensive and took less than a Saturday afternoon. Did the clutch go out? Yes, at about 58,000 miles. So what's unexpected about that? It gave me about four months warning, as the friction point slowly receded to the floor and the car faded in top gear. So, I had plenty of time to plan for its replacement, which cost $250 in 1973 money. My waiter job paid for it. (Note: My 1989 Chevy Blazer S-10 transmission and clutch didn't last that long.) Did the top leak in the rain? It dripped a little, but isn't that what all roadsters are supposed to do? Oh, and I replaced a fan belt by feel in the moonless Nevada desert at 2 am with only the coyotes for company. (Yes, Jaguar issued an extra fan belt too!) And the clutch slave cylinder rusted and needed to be honed out at the neighborhood garage for a few bucks. But in 64,000 miles — in- cluding two cross-country trips and numerous jaunts between Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index Aston Martin of New England................... 115 Auctions America......................................... 13 Autosport Designs........................................ 91 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 25 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance ............... 83 Bonhams ................................................ 17, 21 Bonhams & Butterfields............................... 23 Branson Collector Car Auction.................... 51 Canepa.......................................................... 87 Chubb Personal Insurance............................ 19 Classic Motorcar Auctions........................... 79 Classic Restoration....................................... 67 Classic Showcase......................................... 81 Cobalt Automotive LLC ............................ 139 Collector Car Price Tracker ....................... 133 Copley Motorcars....................................... 114 Corvette Market ......................................... 125 Cosmopolitan Motors................................... 77 Crown Collector Car Auctions..................... 35 Dan Kruse Classics .............................. 61, 105 Driversource Houston LLC................ 113, 121 European Collectibles .................................111 F40 Motorsports......................................... 137 Fantasy Junction......................................... 107 Ferrari of Seattle .......................................... 95 Gooding & Company..................................... 2 Grundy Worldwide..................................... 105 Guild of Automotive Restorers ...................111 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc.......................... 109 H & H Sales Limited.................................... 93 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ................... 11 Hamann Classic Cars........................... 39, 129 Harbor Freight Tools.................................... 75 Heacock Classic .......................................... 27 Heritage Classics.......................................... 65 Hilton Head Island Concours..................... 133 Hollywood Wheels..................................58-59 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 69 Intercity Lines .............................................. 33 JC Taylor...................................................... 85 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 131 Kidston........................................................... 9 Kinekt........................................................... 82 Lake Mirror Classic ..................................... 41 LeMay - America's Car Museum................. 82 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd............. 89 Mercedes Classic Center............................ 109 Mid America Auctions................................. 97 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc...................... 114 Morris & Welford, LLC............................. 140 Northwest House of Hardtops.................... 123 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions............... 99 Park Place LTD............................................ 37 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 115 Poff Transportation ...................................... 92 Pro -Team Corvette Sales, Inc.................... 117 Putnam Leasing............................................ 45 Reliable Carriers .........................................4-5 RM Auctions................................................ 15 RockAuto LLC........................................... 121 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 119 RPM Autobooks......................................... 132 Sports & Specialist Cars .............................. 71 Stratus Media Group, Inc....................... 29, 31 Studebaker National Museum.................... 133 SWISSVAX AG........................................... 63 Symbolic Motor Car Co................................. 3 The Finish Line.......................................... 137 The Stable, Ltd........................................... 103 Universal Autosports.................................. 123 Vicari Motorsports ..................................... 119 Vintage Rallies........................................... 107 VintageAutoPosters.com............................ 133 Watchworks................................................ 133 Worldwide Group........................................... 7 You Write We Read Colorado and California — the car never stranded me. I would tune and wax her every couple of months, and she was good to go. After three years of bliss, the oil pressure began fading, so I threw straight 40-weight racing oil in her. Big mistake in a Colorado winter at 20 below. The oil, thick as honey, blew every seal and left major puddles wherever the car sat. Still, she got me back to Connecticut one last time before I put her up on blocks in my parents' garage. After college and a few years of restoration, she was resurrected. Bottom line, any exotic car with racing heritage of the day requires a tinkerer's mind and ability, and I believe the majority of readers of this magazine fit that description. Consider that your dream Jaguar E-type will be as finicky and maintenanceprone as a gorgeous prima donna diva. Treat her properly with the love and attention she deserves, and she'll reward you with endless days and nights of bliss. The stories will never end — trust me. It has been 40 years and my E-type remains more beautiful and faithful to me than most of the women I've known. — Tom Taylor, West Linn, OR Rescuing the Ford GT from SCM To the Editor: As a longtime sports car enthusiast and new subscriber to your magazine, I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your publication. I subscribe to most of the more-popular car magazines and find yours to be the best. Solid writing, informative, entertaining — and with a global perspective. As a bonus to new subscribers, I received a copy of Keith Martin's Guide to Car Collecting. I've been fortunate to own a number of sports cars over the years, including a Ford GT, MGC, Porsche 996 GT3, Mercedes SLs, BMW M3s, a 3.0 CS, and 2002s. I've also owned a Jaguar XKE, vintage Shelby Mustangs and Corvettes. I track sales data on a few. You may want to reconsider your price guide information on the Ford GT. As the original owner of a Ford GT, my experience is it is the most popular car I've owned from the standpoint of “head-turning.” I can't go to the gas station without attracting a crowd. And it is one 22 Aston Martin claimed the V8 Vantage to be the fastest production vehicle in the world of a handful of new cars that is appreciating in value. You give it a “C” grade and rank its investment potential alongside the Saab Sonett II. Furthermore, you list it as a car that is depreciating heavily. A “B” grade and three or four stars are probably more reasonable. It is a proven performance car on and off the track, a driver-friendly supercar (easy to drive around town), a work of art and it is currently outperforming the market at large. — Dennis Karras, Olympia, WA Keith Martin responds: The Ford GT has been upgraded to a “B” in the newest price guide. V8 Vantage respect To the Editor: I recently perused your semi-annual update on English car prices and was reminded of the burn felt by a child who was sixth of eight kids in a family. Like my 1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage — always being a performer, but never being noticed. Your short blurb “V8 Series II/ III pre-‘Oscar India' V8s have leather dashes. Production for Series III Vantages was 43,” (2011 Pocket Price Guide, p. 54) does not give true recognition to the incredible attributes the Vantage has over the normal Aston Martin V8. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage has been used to designate a tuned version of the standard engine. Throughout its production, starting in May 1977 and ending in late 1989, fewer than 500 of these superb supercars were built. The car's power was approxi- mately 380 horsepower, a 40% increase over the standard Aston Martin V8. Aston Martin claimed the V8 Vantage to be the fastest production vehicle in the world. In 1978, Motor Sport soon confirmed the 0–60 mph time of 5.3 seconds, with an estimated to speed of 170 mph. Vantage models had key chassis differences, including the stiffening of the suspension, Koni Shocks and a larger antiroll bar. Vantage body enhancements included a bonnet air dam and rear spoiler flip-tail faired into the body. I believe that the Aston Martin V8 Vantage will go down in history as one of the all-time high-performance cars produced in the 1970–1980 time frame, similar to the reputation Shelby Mustangs have. I think this car demands a little more respect paid in your price guide. — Keith Hagedorn, via email Errata The SCM Road to Reno gang spent the night at Crater Lake Lodge in Crater Lake National Park. The hotel's name was incorrect in the September 2011 “Shifting Gears” on p. 22. On the same page, because of an editing error, the total bill for the three MGBs on the trip was incorrect. The correct amounts were $13,000 to buy the cars and $9,741 for repairs and transportation costs, for a grand total of $22,741. For those who have followed this saga, SCM recently sold all three cars for a total of $16,500. So the adventure had a net cost of $6,241. Bruce and Cathy Milner drove in the 2011 California Mille. SCM gave Mr. Milner the wrong first name in the “Lost and Stalled in the Zagato” segment of the 2011 California Mille story (September 2011, p. 50). ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg A Swiss Watch for Every Wrist The watchmaking industry's most controversial figure passed away last year. Lebanese-born Nicolas Hayek died at his office in The Swatch Group headquarters at the age of 82. He was one of Switzerland's wealthiest men, with an estimated net worth of $3.9 billion. Many say Hayek saved the Swiss watch industry from Asian competition, but others claimed he used monopolistic practices that led to shortages of key watch components that his company's subsidiaries produce. It all started in the early 1980s, when Hayek was hired by a group of Swiss banks to offer advice on the best way to dismantle and sell off two foundering watchmaking giants. After four years of work, Hayek and a group of investors bought a controlling interest in the two companies and then merged them. The failing companies were ASUAG, which owned watch part factories and brands, including Hamilton, Longines, Rado and SSIH, which owned Omega and Tissot. The new company was first called Societe Suisse de Microelectronique et d'Horlogerie or SMH. Hayek often explained jokingly that SMH actually stood for, “Sa Majesté Hayek” — “His Royal Highness Hayek.” By 1984, Hayek and his team introduced a quartz watch movement in. Hayek slowly collected ownership of watch brands the way we might collect individual watches. Luxury brands such as Breguet, Blancpain, and Glashutte were added to the product mix and nurtured to health. The Swiss watchmaking industry was thrown into turmoil when Hayek declared that his company was going to severely limit and eventually cut off the supply of unfinished movements, which independent watch brands need to keep their own products in production. Movement manufacture requires highly specialized equipment and expertise, so only a few companies actually make their own movements, and even those that do require hairsprings or other key components that are produced by one of the many Swatch Group subsidiaries. The industry and the Swiss government cried foul. Eventually, a compromise was reached in which independents were given a suitable time period to develop other sources of components or build their own factories. Hayek said, “I am doing this for the watch Nicolas Hayek, Father of the Swatch that required about half as many parts as a traditional movement. They put that simpler movement into a colorful, plastic case and named it the Swatch Watch. The Swatch Watch combined fantastic creativity, reliability and the prestige of its Swiss origin — and soared in popularity. Hundreds of millions sold. Hayek himself often wore as many as four on each wrist. Some of the models were in such high demand and limited supply that I found myself trolling the watch counters of stores such as Meier & Frank in hopes of being lucky enough to buy a shipment of Happy Fish Swatch watches — which could then be sold for an instant threefold profit to collectors. Swatch also collaborated with noted artists, such as Keith Haring and Kiki Picasso, to offer very limited editions that enthusiasts fought to get, eventually driving prices of some of the rarest pieces well over $25,000. This was not bad, considering that most Swatches were sold for $35. The company was now named The Swatch Group, and with inexpensive Swatch watches flying off the shelves, the money rolled Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Vintage Racing Suits with Modern Protection Your car is an all-numbers-matching, original 1962 Lotus 25, and you're running mid-pack, sucking unmuffled exhaust — and eyeing your left-hand competitor's narrow open wheels just three feet from your elbow. Even in this gripping situation, it's difficult to ignore incorrect details, such as reflective Day-Glo gloves taking up half your field of vision. OMP, an Italian racing company, offers gloves and three-layer fire suits in the style of 1960s F1 racers that comply with current safety homologation standards. Their brown-and-cream “Le Mans” suit sells for $999; and the red-onwhite Vintage Superleggera suit ($1,599) offers the same protection with maximum breathability. The “Dijon” gloves ($139) are FIAapproved. www.ompamerica.com. 24 industry of Switzerland, because if we don't stop permitting everybody to enter into this field, people who have absolutely no vision, no emotion to make watches, who want to make watches only to make money, then we are going to lose this industry.” Hayek believed that supplying parts that made up the difficult side of the tasks required to bring a watch to market allowed brands to function strictly as marketing concerns — rather than as watchmakers. Time has shown that Hayek's chokehold on parts forced innova- tion, research and development — and thoroughly raised the bar for Swiss watchmaking. The results of Hayek's polices are numerous: Many brands are now making their own “in house” calibers of watches, and some have made improvements that have indeed bettered the industry. With watches ranging from less than $50 to masterful complica- tions from the houses of Breguet or Blancpain that can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, The Swatch Group has a Swiss watch for almost every wrist. The passion and vision of Nicolas Hayek is evident in every piece, which, as they come from a man who was hired to dismantle much of the Swiss watch industry, has a certain irony. Avoiding Curb Rash The Curb Alert warning system is a discreet bit of technology that alerts you when a threatening curb draws near to your lowclearance sports car. With an adjustable angle and alert distance of up to 28 inches, the sensor can be mounted well out of view on your car's underside or even behind the grille. Likewise, the easily concealed interior unit notifies you with an audible “beep” and does not need to be visible. Sturdy 3M tape secures the sensor (no screws), and the wires can be run to the cab through an existing firewall grommet (no drilling). Three chirps at startup confirm that the system is up and running. The basic system ($159.99 at www. southerncarparts.com) runs off any 12-volt battery. The fully integrated Curb Alert Pro ($249.95 from www. brandmotion.com) is wired directly into the ignition system. ♦ Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Ferrari 288 GTO To my eye, the Ferrari 288 GTO is one of the most beautiful modern sports car/race car designs. Unfortunately, the new Group B racing series intended for these cars was abandoned before it ever got on the track as only Ferrari and Porsche built cars for the series. A scant 272 “road” cars were produced, and enthusiasts promptly snapped them up. The 1:12 scale limited production 288 GTO model by Tamiya of Japan has to be the bestkept secret in the world of collector models. As some of you may know, Tamiya is one of the premier manufacturers of plastic model kits and radio-control vehicles. This wonderful GTO model was introduced in mid 2008, and it wasn't a very big production run. Not to worry, as they are still available. That happy fact can be blamed on poor marketing from the manufacturer — and narrow-minded model dealers who do not know how to promote anything. Want to know what I really think? Since the mid-1990s,Tamiya has produced some of the finest mass-mar- ket, 1:12-scale-built models of a few Ferrari supercars — as well as a Porsche Carrera GT. The 288 GTO is the third Ferrari in its series, following releases of the F50 and Enzo. All of these models are in Tamiya's “Collector's Club Special” series, and they arrive in a huge box, in the form of what they call a “semi-assembled premium model.” The engineering is precision at its best. Assembly consists of attaching wheels, front and rear deck lids, seats and a few other parts. It is easy. Although everybody and their brother has Model Details Production date: 2008 Quantity: 3,000 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.tamiyausa.com produced models of the 288 GTO — in every scale and material imaginable — this one is without a doubt the absolute best. Adding to that, it also happens to be one of the best large-scale models of any car produced by any company, anywhere. It hits the bulls-eye in the three important categories: Accuracy, detail and fit and finish. You get great Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Team Lotus in Formula 1 By Hartmut Lehbrink and Rainer Schlegelmilch, earBOOKS, 164 pages, $75, Amazon Just the title, Team Lotus in Formula 1, creates an instant slide show in your brain. For me, it was a quick series of images that just say Lotus: Colin Chapman, wearing that black cap when sideburns were long and hair longer; a young, trim Jim Clark and the British Racing Green Lotus 25 that made him the master of the universe; the dashing and doomed Jochen Rindt with the red and white Gold Leaf 49-B, the first posthumous world champion; and Mario Andretti in the black and gold Lotus 79 becoming the second American to win the title. The team that Chapman built finally ground to a halt in 1994, twelve years after his death at age 54. However, a new Team Lotus came together for the 2010 season, backed by Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes, with drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli. It was a thrash just to get the cars to the first race in 2010, and halfway through the 2011 season they have yet to score a point. Given their slight impact on the history of Lotus (not to mention a nasty legal spat over rights to the Lotus name) the new team gets appropriately light treatment in the printed part of the book. But Team Lotus in Formula 1 comes from earBOOKS, an imprint of Edel, a German multimedia publishing company. Their earBOOKS concept matches large-format books with CDs, and the two enclosed here are all about the new Lotus team, with podcasts and images and documentaries. The bonus CDs aren't the point, though, any more than the new Team Lotus as they struggle to bring glory back to the name while filling the back of the grid. 26 value for your money. Paint finish is a high-gloss, hand-rubbed affair. All the parts are properly painted and feature accurate finishes and textures. The overall assembly is done to the level usually found on custom-built models from top-tier model builders. This model's details are far too numerous to list. One detail that caught my attention was the tiny etched-window labeling — as well as all other stickers and warning labels everywhere they should be. Another great detail: the front engine cover inside the passenger compartment is removable! Yes, just like on the real McCoy, and of course you have to remove the seats first, which then expose the seat tracks, and then...I think you get the idea. Working features abound, and many of them use tiny hidden magnets to keep panels closed and to help you put the parts in place. For example, magnets are buried in the seats, the removable front engine cover in the interior, the doors and so on. That said, there are a few nits to pick. The windshield wipers are a tad heavy, and some seams on molded parts in the engine bay do show where they should not. Some fine details are missing in the engine bay as well, but you really have to go hunting to notice. In light of the overall level of detail and quality, the small nits can be easily forgiven — especially for the very reasonable price. This 288 GTO model is one of those rare cases where you get much more than you pay for. Thank you, Mr. Tamiya! Very highly recommended. Priced at $848. As a book, Team Lotus in Formula 1 is doing better than the current race team but is no winner. The text is minimal, with little more depth and data than a Wikipedia entry. Instead, this is really a collection of archival images and captions, for the most part. Familiar and new photographs remind you of not just the glory years, but the struggles and in- termittent success Lotus had after early domination. They also hint at the truly great book yet to be done on Lotus. Provenance: There doesn't seem to be much new here, with text that is generic and has all of the style and surprise of a term paper. Fit and finish: Beautiful design shows off the well-printed color and black- and-white images, both new and familiar, all demonstrating the general quality of the publisher. Drivability: On the one hand, leafing through the pages gives you a nice overview of the sweep of Lotus Formula 1 history, a tale of success that includes 79 Grand Prix wins and so much more. On the other hand, it's all surface gloss and little depth, which leaves you wanting so much more. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic 105 Series Alfa Romeo Spider, GTV and Berlina Doing the 105 Series Alfa Axle Hop All Alfas of this period offer sensational handling, and the sedans handle as well, if not better, than the spiders and coupes by Donald Osborne Details Sedans (Berlinas) Years produced: Giulia TI: 1962–1967; Giulia Super: 1965–1972; Berlina 1750/2000: 1967–1977 (not imported to U.S. after 1974) Number produced: Giulia TI: 71,148; Giulia Super: 124,590; Berlina 1750/2000: 104,426 Original list price: Giulia TI: $2,995; Giulia Super: $2,995; Berlina 1750/2000: $3,495 Current SCM valuation: Giulia TI: $8,500–$13,500; Giulia Super: $9,400–$15,000; Berlina 1750/2000: $3,500–$5,000 SCM investment grade: Giulia TI: C; Giulia Super: B; Berlina 1750/2000: D Coupes (GTVs) Years produced: Giulia GTV: 1963–1968; GTV 1750/2000: 1969–1974 Number produced: Giulia GTV: 14,240; GTV 1750/2000: 81,724 Original list price: Giulia GTV: $5,550; GTV 1750/2000: $4,446 Current SCM valuation: Publisher Martin's 1967 Step-nose GTV T he 105 Series Alfa Romeos are the cars most nonAlfisti think of when you say “Alfa.” And that's not surprising, as all of them — coupe (GTV), convertible (Spider) or sedan (Berlina) — offer a level of mechanical sophistication, build quality and pure driving fun which is hard to beat in their price ranges. In addition, any of these Alfas can be used without fear in modern traffic. While your collector-car insurance agency might not appreciate it, these cars could even be employed as daily drivers in many areas of the United States. Although the 750/101 Series Giuliettas and later Giulias firmly established Alfa Romeo as a volume manufacturer, the market failure of the 102 Series “Cast Iron” 2000s and the later, 6-cylinder 2600 cars proved that Alfa's métier was in smaller cars. 1962 to 1974 cars are best There's really no reason why you should care about the 105 designation, as it can get confusing and there are Alfas that carry the 105 series number that are anything but affordable, such as the racing GTA and GTZ, or TZ1. In addition, the last 105 Series cars for the U.S. market, from 1971 to 1994, became the 115 series. For our purposes, we'll make a cutoff at 1974, when the last GTV 2000 coupes were sold in the U.S. and before the spider 28 gained rubber bumpers. The introduction of the 105 Series came with the Giulia TI sedan, or Berlina, in 1962. A thoroughly modern design with a very capable suspension, standard four-wheel disc brakes and the proven 1,570-cc (1600) twin-cam 4-cylinder engine, the Giulia TI also boasted an impressive 0.33 coefficient of drag, lower than that of the Porsche 356 or early 911. The 105 Series range was extensively developed Giulia GTV: $15,700–$30,000; GTV 1750/2000: $14,700–$24,700 SCM Investment Grade: Giulia GTV: B; GTV 1750/2000: B Convertibles (Spiders) Years produced: Duetto: 1966–1969; Spider 1750/2000: 1970–1974 Number produced: Duetto: 6,325; Spider 1750/2000: 11,425 Original list price: Duetto: $2,060; Spider 1750/2000: $4,198 Current SCM valuation: Duetto: $17,400–$24,400; Spider 1750/2000: $8,200–$16,000 SCM Investment Grade: Duetto: B; Spider 1750/2000: C — from open two-seaters, such as the iconic roundtail Duetto through the Kamm tail and just ending with the rubber bumper overrider models. Coupes range from the early “Step Nose” 1600 through the ultimate 2000 GTV. Sedans go from the aforementioned Giulia TI through the competition Giulia TI Super to the homely-but-roomy 1750/2000 Berlina. When choosing your Alfa 105, the first question to ask is: “Which do I need, and Tune-up cost: $275 Distributor cap: $18 Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club More: www.aroc-usa.org why?” There's no reason to buy a Duetto if you're always going to be afraid of its very vulnerable extremities, and the later “Square Tail” models offer the same driving experience—if not the same sexy 1960s style. There were regular changes in styling details in the coupes, from the early Step Nose single-headlight Giulia GT models, such as the example Publisher Martin just added to the SCM stable, to the added driving lights and smooth nose of the 1750 GTV to the busier grille and more lavish detailing of the 2000 GTV. If you need the room of a sedan, these Alfas don't punish you. The truly entertaining sedans changed completely from the fluted sculpturing of the Giulia TI to the Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic 105 Series Alfa Romeo Spider, GTV and Berlina 1750 and 2000 Berlina, which are larger cars with almost no exterior decoration whatsoever — but offering more comfort than can be imagined in a true sport sedan. All Alfas of this period offer sensa- tional handling, and the sedans handle as well, if not better, than the spiders and coupes. All suffer from a bit of axle hop in the middle of bumpy corners, which is not particularly dangerous but can be entertaining if you're prepared for it. Don't fear the SPICA The relative performance character- istics of the 1600, 1750 and 2000 engines will be debated as long as Alfisti gather in bars, but it is generally agreed that with each increase in displacement, an increase in torque and lower-end power was accompanied by a reduction in the willingness to freely rev at the top of the band. It's not a bad or a good thing — just different. Engine swaps to a different size were not uncommon in the recent past, although that has slowed as more attention is paid to originality. An engine upgrade generally doesn't hurt value too much, but it depends on how original the entire car is. One so-called upgrade that is falling from favor — and not a moment too soon — is the reflexive ripping out of the much-maligned SPICA fuel injection units on the 1750 and 2000 models. When properly set up and not fooled with by ham-handed amateurs, the mechanical fuel injection fits the power profile of the engines quite well. The number of badly done Weber carburetor conversions has done no favors to the reputation of either the shops which did them or the cars that have them. All the parts are available today to keep your SPICA running well, and there's really no excuse to remove one at this point. If you're in the hunt, note that as Alfa dealt with the emissions and safety regulations in the U.S., it skipped a couple of years. There are no U.S.-market 1968 and 1970 Alfas. Those you might find could be personal imports or Canadian cars. Eight doors, four camshafts: Berlina and Giulia Super The price of admission In terms of appreciation, with the exception of the blue-chip 105s — the GTA and the TZ1 — in the affordable-classic market, only the 1750 and 2000 GTV have shown notable upward movement in the market during the past few years, and even that seems to have leveled off quite a bit from 2007. The best original or superbly restored coupes will sell in the $40k range, with most good examples available in the upper $20k to low $30k range. Duettos no longer enjoy the huge premium over 1750 Spiders that was once common, with very good cars selling in the low $30k area and many available in the low to mid-20s. Running, driving, presentable “square tail” Spiders are yours from the high four figures to just above $10k, with the cheap ones not worth the discount. I'm sure you noticed the market anomaly that sees the closed GTs and GTVs regularly bringing more than their open counterparts. With the exception of genuine TI Supers, a limited production run (501) of ho- mologated racers with many lightweight bits, sedans remain relative bargains but early models, from 1962 to 1967 have shown a rise lately thanks to their low survival rates. The choice is really dependent on which look you prefer, but very good 1750 / 2000 Berlinas can be bought in the high five-digit area while the Giulia sedans in comparable condition bring over $20k, with a real TI Super above $75k. Join the club and drive The defining characteristic of an affordable classic is usability. There's no real use to buying a car reasonably and then having to spend lots of time chasing No Longer Available parts — and even more money finding the one service outlet within 1,000 miles to keep it maintained and on the road. While they do not yet enjoy the mouse-click rebuild now possible with a number of American and British cars, the Alfa Romeos of the 105 and closely related 115 Series come very close. It is also worth noting that although these cars are relatively inexpensive to maintain, restoration costs are not inconsiderable. Sadly, they love to rust. As a result, you will see many cars in your search that should be avoided at all costs, unless you're really good at welding in your garage. Also, the mechanicals are not for beginners. Any of these Alfas will get you into a host of vintage events. The Alfa Romeo Owners Club has an active group of local and regional chapters where you can get involved and really use your car, which is the point of owning any Alfa. ♦ Duettos at the “Alfas in the Bluegrass” 2011 national convention in Kentucky 30 Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas and Michael Lynch Is Ferrari Classiche Unfair? Before Ferrari Classiche, one could assume that two models of similar condition and similar provenance would sell for a similar price offer for sale. As a trademark owner, Ferrari has never controlled or approved of the modifications to its car. On the contrary, it has reason to believe that these modifications negatively impact on the safety specifications as well as on the handling of the car, and in general on its overall quality and image.” The bloviating went on for another full page. The auc- tion company withdrew the car from the auction. Other dealers have offered so-called “cut” Daytonas at auction, and there was no factory interference. Another auction house is offering a cut Daytona during the annual classic car week in Monterey in August. So far, there has been no word from the factory. Those affected cite the uneven application of the factory's policy as creating two classes of cut Daytona owners, as Ferrari is stopping the sale of some modified cars while not stopping others. Ferrari Classiche alters the market In 2006, the Ferrari factory opened a new department If it's a cut car, it's not a real Ferrari, according to Classiche Michael Lynch is one of today's most widely re- spected Ferrari historians. He is the co-author of the book, American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s. His writings have been published in the Ferrari Club of America's Prancing Horse, Cavallino, Forza, Vintage Motorsport and many others. He has been deeply involved with the Pebble Beach Concours, the Amelia Island Concours — and numerous other automotive events. Mr. Lynch has offered “Legal Files” the following commentary concerning issues surrounding Ferrari collector cars: A few years back, the Ferrari factory was on a mission to stop the production of replica Ferraris, which is a common practice where in some cases a less-desirable car is stripped of its body and has it replaced with that of a more desirable model. Another type of modification, although one not strictly termed “creating a replica,” occurs when a model is modified to the specification of a similar model that is worth more money. An example would be the early 1970s Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona “conversion.” In today's market, a Daytona coupe can be purchased for well under $300k. A Daytona convertible with an excellent pedigree can sell for something approaching $2 million. Therefore, many coupes have been turned into convertibles after they left the factory. The factory occasionally threatens legal action when these cars come up for sale. At Amelia Island, FL earlier this year, a highly respected auction house listed a Daytona coupe that had been changed to a convertible. Ferrari's New York lawyers sent the following missive: “...the above vehicle is being offered in violation to Ferrari's trademark rights. This vehicle was manufactured by Ferrari pursuant to its technical specifications, and Ferrari's trademarks were applied to a product which is radically different from the one which you now 32 named Ferrari Classiche. This would have a profound effect on the classic Ferrari market. Previous to Ferrari Classiche, one could assume that two Ferrari models of similar condition and similar provenance would sell any- where in the world for a similar price. Ferrari stated that their new department was to protect the integrity of cars they had made — and to encourage their preservation and discourage the creation of replicas. Yet, Ferrari Classiche status now seems necessary for cars to bring top prices. At first, Ferrari offered a Certificate of Authenticity for cars it blessed as being basically unchanged from when they left the factory. However, many of the most important race cars were modified after leaving the factory, so they could not meet the stringent certification standards that held the car should be as it left the factory. This led to another category: Attestation for Vehicles of Historical Interest. Although this is something less than full Ferrari Classiche certification, it does enable the factory to collect evaluation fees on some cars that do not meet full certification requirements. Another anomaly in the process is that the fee structure for Ferraris of lesser value, such as road-going models of longer production runs, is much lower than that for the more significant coachbuilt passenger cars, speciales and race cars. One could surmise that the more significant cars seem to go through a more rigorous — and expensive — inspection process because of their higher market value. As an example, here is the experience of a recent customer who owned an early sports racing car, a 166 MM Barchetta. As background, it should be noted that the car's history is complex. Its original body was removed in period and another was installed. Years later, a British reproduction of the first body was made when the car was restored. The original engine had also been removed but was reunited with the car during the restoration. The owner applied for certification. The following ensued with fees being charged at each stage: • A fee to “consider” the car. • An inspection of the engine, transmission and rear end. • A Ferrari measurement of the wheelbase and track. • A metallurgical test of the chassis. • A Ferrari inspection of the grade and thickness of the bodywork. • Chemically stripping the section of the frame with the serial number. After all these visits and fees, the factory told the owner that the car could not be certified unless it was shipped to the Ferrari factory for further inspection. At that point, the owner decided that the process was financially open-ended and withdrew his application. The car sold at auction for $1.9 million, which reflected both the car's convoluted history and its lack of Ferrari Classiche certification. A no-stories car of the same model would go for $5 million. If you take 50% of the discount being as a result of the less-than-perfect history, the lack of certification seems to have cost the owner $1m to $1.5m. Sports Car Market

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Another owner has an early sports racing car dating to 1948. Its original body was removed and another substituted sometime in 1957. The body was built by a firm that often produced Ferrari bodies for the factory. Ferrari told the owner that unless he could find factory correspondence or records approving the second body, the car could never be certified. A third owner got his Daytona coupe certified. This is done for higher-production- run passenger cars for as little as $7,200 to $8,600. A dealer who was offered this certified car called around to some shops that had worked on the car. Each report said the car was a horrible example, was improperly repaired in the past and was several modifications from original. Yet this car was awarded a full certification by the factory. Ferrari has made taking part in any official Ferrari events dependent on your car being certified. These events range from races for historic cars to various anniversary celebrations and so on. This creates a situation in which a non-certified car of great historical interest is barred, while more mundane Ferraris are included. The arbitrary nature of Classiche has led to a trifurcated market. Three cars of the same model, condition and provenance will sell at widely differing prices if one is certified, one has the attestation document and one has neither. Because the process is arbitrary and negatively affects the owners of non-certified cars, it would seem to be restraint of trade. In a litigious area, in a litigious society, when those with means own cars they feel are slighted, more lawsuits seem likely. Sports Car Market should keep us apprised. Draneas' thoughts Lynch's comments are extremely interesting to “Legal Files” and, no doubt, to SCM readers. Of course, there are always at least two ways to look at any situation. And, many times, the sweet spot is somewhere in between. Ferrari would no doubt insist that it is guided by pure motives — protecting the in- nocent purchaser and preserving the integrity of the hobby and marketplace. But you be the judge — are the purest of motives twisted by the basest of financial motivations to protect one's own turf and profit potential? On one level, it is easy to conclude that there is nothing wrong with Ferrari, or any other manufacturer, passing on the authenticity of its vehicles. It can easily be lauded as a public service. And, there is nothing inherently illegal about an expression of opinion. For an example in a different element, pity the poor winemaker whose expensive bottling is given a sub-90-point score by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. But, in the American legal system, there are two fac- tors that are entirely consonant with Lynch's criticisms. One is the concept of market power. When a player commands sufficient market power, it can be required to exercise it in ways that do not unfairly disadvantage its rivals. The other is objectivity. When a player purports to provide an objective analysis, obligations to actually be fair and objective can arise. And what of the consumer's obligations here? If noth- ing else, Lynch's criticisms demonstrate that Ferrari Classiche certification is not a perfect science. Should buyers give such credence to these certifications? Most telling is Lynch's example of the purportedly horrible Daytona that was nonetheless certified based upon its originality. Buyers should be cognizant of that example. Totally original does not really bear upon the quality of the car's condition, but Lynch's commentary is persuasive that “the market” does seem to equate the two. Obviously, we aren't going to get to a final conclu- sion this month, and follow-up pieces will be necessary. Help us with that by letting us know what you think. We'll print some of your comments, and we'll use all of them when formulating future discussions. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. October 2011 33

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Event The Elegance at Hershey The Inaugural Elegance at Hershey and Grand Ascent Spectators and car owners marveled at the quality of the show field and the casual, elegant setting in the Hershey Hotel gardens The Hershey Hotel's elegant guests F 34 orget about chocolate. Hershey, PA, was all about cars for the weekend of June 11–12, 2011. A popular spot to devotees of the Antique Automobile Club of America (60,000 members) and the Annual Fall Meet (250,000 attendees), Hershey now has new a hillclimb and concours to add to the area's already stellar car schedule. This was a celebration of people and the automobile, and the or- ganizers succeeded brilliantly, which was remarkable for a first-time event. Festivities began Friday evening with a lavish cocktail party at the AACA Museum, which was highlighted by the arrival of cars participating in Saturday's hillclimb on the Hershey Hotel's Hill Climb course. The Grand Ascent at Hershey is the rebirth of the famous Hershey Hill Climb. Visitors were treated to the sights and sounds of more than 30 sports cars, including Hal Fillinger's 1912 Mercedes Grand Prix racer, Jim Donick's Cadillac-powered Allard K2, and David North's daunting 1929 Bugatti 16-cylinder Type 45. The winner of Saturday's Grand Ascent, which was a fast 7/10 of a mile, was Donald Baker, who drove his 1957 Lotus 7 to the finish line in one minute. Jim Donick and his 1951 Allard won 2nd Place with a time of 1:03:51, while Ron Light finished 3rd with a time of 1:04:31 in a Morgan 4/4. The sold-out Mille Miglia-themed dinner and live auction Saturday evening featured David Gooding as master of ceremonies, with former Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil as honorary chairman. Bill Parfet was honored as the recipient of the Olympus Award for his dedication to the hobby, and Dr. Fred Simeone was presented with the Lee Iacocca Award. Mother Nature would not be denied as the concours progressed Sunday, holding off until day's end but raining on the awards ceremony and parade. Regardless, spectators, sponsors, invitees and car owners marveled at the quality of the show field and the casual, elegant setting in the gardens of the Hershey Hotel. Sixty-three cars graced the lawn, and there were comparisons to Pebble Beach — however, this was a more comfortable and intimate setting, somewhat more on the order of St. Michaels. The Hotel Hershey Award went to Bob and Barb Lorkowski and their massive 1928 Daimler Double Six P. 1.50 Royal Limousine. The Founder's Award went to Frank and Milli Ricciardelli and their elegant Sports Car Market

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Event The Elegance at Hershey Classics from above 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B by Chapron. SCMers Don and Janet Williams won Most Elegant Open Pre-War for their 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K. The Governor's Cup Best in Show was presented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to Joseph Cassini III and his stunning 1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Fleetwood Roadster. SCMer John Rich won the People's Choice award for his 1939/47 Rolls-Royce Phantom III. This is a memorable event that promises to be even better for 2012. Proceeds from the weekend benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the AACA Library and Research Center and the AACA Museum. For more details, check out www.theeleganceathershey.com. — Bill Rothermel. ♦ Award-winning SCMers at the 2011 Elegance at Hershey Robert and Sandra Bahre 1931 Mercedes-Benz SSK Best Sporting Car Ron Benach 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Rolling Sculpture George Dragone 1907 Fiat Engineering Excellence The Off Brothers Collection 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Teutonic Excellence Malcolm Pray 1937 Delahaye 135M Chief Judge's Award John Rich 1939/47 Rolls-Royce Phantom III People's Choice Ed and Judy Schoenthaler 1930 Cord L29 Most Elegant Open American Pre-War Michael Schudroff 1952 Chrysler Ghia Prototype Most Elegant Closed Post-War Simeone Foundation 1929 DuPont Model G Worn But Not Forgotten Mark Smith 1932 Chrysler Imperial Roadster Lincoln Highway Award James W. Taylor 1947 Alfa Romeo Dawn of a New Era Don and Janet Williams 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Most Elegant Open Pre-War 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Most Elegant Closed Pre-War Our kind of garden ornaments 36 Sports Car Market

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Event 2011 Forest Grove Concours Wringing in the Rain at Forest Grove The crowd of rain-hardened Oregonians eventually washed away during the hard, endless, mid-summer storm by Chester Allen A 1960 Chevrolet Impala before the deluge O regonians are used to rain — Portland gets an average of 36.3 inches a year — so no one panicked when the 2011 Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance started under cloudy skies and a light mist. July is usually the driest month of the year in western Oregon, with an average rainfall of 0.63 inch for the entire month. And this year's concours was on July 17, which is probably the safest Sunday of the entire year for a dry, warm summer day. No one even got jumpy when the mist turned into a rain shower. Most of the 290-plus cars, trucks, motorcycles — and one Barrelback boat — showed up and took their places on the handsome, tree-shaded lawns on the Pacific University campus for the 39th Forest Grove Concours. Then the gray sky turned dark, and a heavy, stubborn rain rattled onto gleaming hoods, trunks and, in the case of convertibles, upholstery. Oregonians recognize a daylong rainstorm when they see one, but they are a stubborn bunch of gearheads, so everyone hunkered down in cars or under awnings, umbrellas or trees. George Koeber, of Portland, sat in a lawn chair and scowled under an umbrella as rain beaded up and ran off his 1967 Austin-Healey BJ8. “It wasn't supposed to rain,” Koeber said. “These cars don't like the rain, and it was supposed to be nice.” “These cars don't like rain,” repeated Michael Hartfield, of Dundee, OR, as his eyes scanned his 1965 Austin-Healey BJ8. By 10:30 am, all the concours cars were buttoned up — a few were even under tarps — and many owners eyed the malevolent sky and felt for ignition keys. The concours crowd had melted under the drumming rain, and some entrants were ready to bolt for home. Even the many Chevy owners on hand — this year's concours hon- Details Plan ahead: July 15, 2012 Where: Forest Grove, OR Cost: $17 for adults; $5 for ages 13 to 18 More: www.forestgroveconcours.org 38 ored 100 years of Chevrolet — looked wet and sad. The only cheerful faces seemed to belong to the ultra-prepared members of the Pacific Coast Rover Club. Decked out in rain suits, the Rover People threw up a rain tarp and doled out cookies and wine to the soggy sports car people. “Do we look like we're bothered?” said Pamela Petroff, of Portland, as she stood next to her beloved 1969 Land Rover Series IIA. “You can always count on a Land Rover to show up in the rain.” Petroff's affair with her gleaming red Land Rover began in 2001, when she rescued the burly vehicle from a decaying life with two flat tires and a dead engine. “My husband was my enabler with the Land Rover,” she said. Now, she wouldn't sell it for any price. As the relentless rain pounded down, the concours washed away. Many owners folded up their towels and drove their cars — tires squishing water from the soggy lawns — back to warm, welcoming garages. SCM Publisher Keith Martin, the concours emcee, arrived on the scene at about 11 am — after taking an early morning flight from New York — to find that everything had ended before it really began. He ended up announcing the awards to a vanishing crowd. Best in Show, sponsored by Sports Car Market, went to SCMers Jay and Christina Moore for their 1933 Rolls-Royce Sedanca drophead coupe. Best Classic Car, sponsored by Chubb Personal Insurance, went to SCMers Peter and Merle Mullin for their 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis. The final thought of the short, soggy day came as a grouchy Alfisti eyed Martin's beloved, newly bought 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV. “Nice car, beautiful car,” the man muttered. “But the wheels are all wrong.” Then he walked off, rain staining his straw hat and his shoes squelching in Oregon mud. Better luck — and better weather — next summer. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Award-winning SCMers at Forest Grove 2011 Tom Anderson, Bend, OR 1962 Porsche Special Second Place, Hand Built Sports Cars Jan and Gary Balogh, Springfield, OR 1968 Cord Warrior Second Place, Glass Body Open Bill Blount, Portland, OR 1954/55 Bentley R-type Saloon Second Place, Rolls-Royce and Bentley 1949–1975 Kevin Blount, Portland, OR 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce Second Place, Sports and Tourers $2,000 to $6,000 Through 1962 Charles Foster, Carlton, OR 1929 Studebaker Commander Best Non-Classic Car First Place, Antique Automobile 1921–1931 George Giese, Milwaukie, OR 1957 Tatra 603 Second Place, Sports and Tourers over $6,000 Through 1975 Ernie, Shirley and Jim Gilbert, Clackamas, OR 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Pacific University President's Award First Place, General Motors 1960–1972 Karl Hallstrom, Elmira, OR 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Guy and Flo Carr Award First Place, Corvette Through 1975 John Harrison, Portland, OR 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra First Place, Hand Built Sports Cars Jerry Hornbuckle and Tim Morris, Bend, OR 1967 Porsche 911S First Place, Porsche Through 1979 Dan and Joani Leedom, Sherwood, OR 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Second Place, Corvette Through 1975 Bill Loppnow, Vancouver, WA 1966 Chevrolet Malibu-Chevelle Second Place, Chevrolet 1960–1972 Al McEwen, Redmond, WA 1953 Hudson Hornet Best Original Jay and Christina Moore, Lahaina, HI 1933 Rolls-Royce Sedanca drophead coupe Best in Show First Place, Rolls-Royce Through 1948 Peter and Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, CA 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Best Classic Car Allen C. Stephens Elegance Award First Place, European Classic Cars Through 1948 Art Redford and Ed Lincoln, Gig Harbor, WA 1915 Harley-Davidson First Place, Vintage Motorcycles Where is Mr. Powers? Art and Karin Redford, Gig Harbor, WA 1962 Triumph Trophy TR6C Second Place, Vintage Motorcycles Art and Ingrid Redford, Gig Harbor, WA 1922 Ner-A-Car Third Place, Vintage Motorcycles Ron Rezek, Ashland, OR 1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre Kaufman European Legacy Award First Place, Bentley Through 1948 Cameron Sheahan, Wilsonville, OR 1969 Jaguar E-type Third Place, Jaguar Sports Cars Through 1975 Jan Whittlesey and Glen Enright, Hillsboro, OR 1961 Jaguar Mk II Second Place, Jaguar Sports Cars Through 1975 Roger Wooley, Portland, OR 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn First Place, Rolls-Royce and Bentley 1949–1975 October 2011 39

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Event 2011 Classy Chassis 2011 Classy Chassis The eighth annual event was the coolest concours in North America, but the cars were still hot by John Clark Award-Winning SCMers at the 2011 Classy Chassis David B. Duthu, Houston, TX 1948 King & Hansen Class A Belly Tank Streamliner Award of Excellence: Preservation 1927 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup Award of Excellence: Hot Rod Preservation Bruce Eames, Houston, TX 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Post-War Sports Cars 1970 to 1975 (Featured Class) Paul Emple, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1930 Minerva AL Vanden Plas 3-Position Cabriolet Best European Pre-War Larry J. Martin, Houston, TX 1956 Chevrolet Corvette S-R 1 American Sports Cars Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, CA 1932 Ford “Doane Spencer” Roadster Clay Becker Chairman's Award The Blackhawk Collection's 1961 Jaguar E-type Le Mans racer T he Classy Chassis Concours d'Elegance offers a high, cool perspective from the very start. Visitors entering Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX, can see all 125 cars on the football field, which is far below the entry level. The cars look like Matchbox toys when seen from this height, but perspective changes as spectators make their way down to the football field — and find themselves among some of the world's finest collector cars. And Classy Chassis is also probably the only air-conditioned concours in North America, which was no small thing in Houston on June 11–12. This year's two themes were Vintage Hot Rods of Distinction and Significant Post-War Sports Cars, but there were amazing cars in all classes, including Supercars, American Muscle, Competition Racers, Brass & Vintage Era and Pre- and Post-War Classics. The Best in Show award was presented to the Los Angeles-based Petersen Auto Museum — SCM subscribers — for a beautiful 1937 Delage D-8 120 Letourner et Marchand Aerosport. Other notable class winners included Paul Emple's 1930 Minerva AL Vanden Plas 3-Position Cabriolet for Best European Pre-War, Mary Jo McMurrey's 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster for Best European Post-War, and SCMer Don Williams' 1963 Jaguar E-type Details Plan ahead: The 9th Annual Classy Chassis is scheduled for June 9–10, 2012 Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX Cost: $25 for admission to the concours More: www.classychassis.org 40 Lightweight Cunningham Coupe won Best Competition Car. The E-type was started and roared to life on the floor of Reliant Stadium — to the delight of all onlookers. Classy Chassis' increasing popularity led organizers to expand the event to two full days this year. Net proceeds are donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Houston and Galveston. On the evening of June 11, a fundraising dinner and auction gave concours entrants and special guests chances to bid on unique prizes, including The Bugatti Experience. The Bugatti Experience takes the high bidder to Los Angeles, CA, for a visit with SCMer Jay Leno and a tour of the Mullin Automotive Museum in nearby Oxnard, CA. The winning bidder also climbs into a Bugatti Veyron for two pulse-pounding hours of driving. Classy Chassis also featured two days of Ride and Drive, where attendees could purchase a spin in more than a dozen exotic supercars, including a Ferrari F40 or 458, a Ford GT and a Lamborghini Gallardo. Hot cars in a big, cool stadium — that's Classy Chassis. ♦ Jeffrey Moore, Houston, TX 1940 Mercury Series 09A Custom Coupe Hot Rods-Early Customs to 1950 (Featured Class) 1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider Lolly Becker Chairman's Award The Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA 1937 Delage D-8 120 Letourner et Marchand Aerosport Best In Show Stephen R. Plaster/Passport Transport, Lebanon, MO 1920 Kissell Silver Special “Gold Bug” Speedster Brass & Vintage Era 1935 Pierce Arrow 1245 Rumbleseat Convertible Coupe American Pre-War Sharon and James Stranberg, Berthoud, CO 1931 Bugatti Type 40A Roadster Best French Car Don Williams/Blackhawk Collection, Danville, CA 1963 Jaguar E-type Lightweight Cunningham Coupe Best Competition Car 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Lightweight coupe Post-War Sports Cars 1960 to 1969 (Featured Class) Penny Weiss, Cypress, TX 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Resto-Mod / Street Rods Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC It's unlikely that GTC values will eclipse Daytona values anytime soon, but the game's getting interesting by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1966–1968 Number produced: 598 Original list price: $14,500 Current SCM Valuation: $250,000– $300,000 Major service cost: $5,000 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis #: Stamped on the passenger side frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta Street, Downey, CA 90241 More: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1973 Porsche Carrera RSL, 1965–69 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, 1968–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 9111 N othing more clearly shows the evolution of Ferrari into the premier constructor of grand touring automobiles than the 1966 Geneva Auto Show debut of the 330 GTC. It offered a 4-liter engine in a chassis closely patterned after the 275 GTB with coachwork by Pininfarina. The design combined a gorgeous nose reminiscent of the 400 Superamerica with a prominent beltline from the doors back, culminating in a tail that paid homage to the 275 GTS. The thin-pillared, airy greenhouse owes little to any prior Ferrari but crisply reflects Pininfarina's mastery of form and unifies this potentially disparate collection of design elements into a clean and refreshing form of its own. In keeping with its intended mission as a grand tour- ing car, the 330 GTC's interior accommodations are both commodious and luxurious, with ample luggage room in the trunk and behind the seats. Some 600 330 GTCs were built in the years before it was succeeded by the 365 GTC. Records indicate that Chassis 09111 was completed on November 19, 1966, and it was finished new in Grigio Fumo with a beige interior. Built new to European specification, it was sold through the official Ferrari dealer in Rome to the first owner in southern Italy. By the 1970s, a now-red 09111 had made its way to the United States. according to information provided by marque expert Marcel Massini. The car remained in this 42 same color scheme, with a cream leather interior. By the early 1990s, the car had returned to Europe, where it was registered in Germany. The 09111 made its way back to the U.S. in 2003. The new owner maintained it to a very high level. The car's file contains many bills for work conducted in recent years. With all E.U. taxes paid, this is a great opportunity to acquire one of the great touring Ferraris. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 101, sold for $279,692, including buyer's premium, at RM's Villa d'Este Auction on Saturday, May 21, 2011. History is difficult to recognize when you're look- ing at it. You may remember where you were when you heard that John Lennon was shot, but do you remember where you were when you heard your first Beatles song? When you sent your first email, did you recognize that email would one day rule your world? Although it is not earth-shattering, history is being made in the Ferrari world. For the first time ever, people are paying more for a 330 GTC than a 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. But first, a little more history: Ferrari is known for their high-performance sports cars, but their product line often contained a model designed more for luxurious driving than top-speed runs down the Autostrada. The 250 GT/L “Lusso,” 330 GTC, and 365 GTC/4 are examples of luxury driving models. These Grand Tourers were positioned between the performance 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Lot 280, s/n 09821 Condition 2+ Sold at $235,575 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/1/10 SCM# 160366 Sports Car Market 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Lot S653, s/n 11035 Condition 2 Sold at $275,000 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/12/10 SCM# 165840 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Lot 4, s/n 08773 Condition 3 Sold at $220,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/21/11 SCM# 168544 Tim Scott ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus berlinettas and the four-passenger 2+2s. The model stresses driver's comfort over outright performance and generally features a larger interior area with softer seats that are easier to live with. The engines in these models are not as highly tuned as their high-performance brethren, but they are still well up to their task. It would not be a stretch to say the Ferrari California fills this slot today. The 330 GTC followed the 250 Lusso in Ferrari's production sequence. Other models produced during the 330 GTC's production run include the 275 GTB, 275 GTS and 275 GTB/4, as well as the 250 LM, 500 Superfast, 356 California, and 330 2+2 models. Despite this strong competition, the 330 GTC was a very popular model — outselling every other two-passenger Ferrari built up to that time. There's little doubt that there was many more sales left in the GTC, but new U.S. safety and emissions requirements cut its run short. The 330 GTC is universally acknowledged as being a wonderful driver. Its 300-hp, 4-liter twelve has an impressive growl and feels stronger than the model's reported 6.9-second 0-60 mph time. The top speed of 150 mph is reached effortlessly, but the real joy in this car is the balance of its all its systems. The steering is non-assisted, but it feels light and responsive. The gearbox shifts like butter, and the ride is smooth without being mushy. Visibility out of the car is excellent. It is a pleasure to drive in city traffic — yet it can be driven in anger at a club track day. Sneaking up on the Daytona Every time I think I have the Ferrari market figured out, something happens to prove me wrong. The Daytona market has always been a little fickle, but a good Daytona has always been worth more than the best 330 GTC. The $279,000 sale of our subject car took me by surprise. The sale price was right at the low end of Daytona values. I've been watching GTC asking prices creeping up during the past year, but this was the first time that I put together that you could get a Daytona for nearly the same money. I would have felt better if our subject GTC was a special car, but it turns out that it was color changed to red from gray, and the interior appears to have a non-original shade of cream leather. It did not have Ferrari Classiche certification and only scored Silver when it was shown at a high-level concours. It didn't even have wire wheels. The car did have a stack of service invoices, but that usually means it was worn and needed the work. It had been across the pond four times, and it just wasn't a car you would stretch for. Turning over a few more stones, I found that a premium 330 GTC in my backyard has just sold for $300,000, and another GTC just hit the market at $330,000. While these prices still won't get you a topend Daytona, anyone writing a $300k check could come up with the difference. Where 330 GTCs used to be bought by someone who couldn't afford a Daytona, at least some of today's buyers are choosing to buy a GTC over a Daytona. I'll go out on a limb here and predict that it's unlikely that GTC values will eclipse Daytona values anytime soon, but the game's getting interesting. RM's Villa d'Este auction was an astounding sale. A total of $32.4m traded hands in two hours. There were 23 cars sold, with the average sale price exceeding $1.4m. Our subject car was well-documented and well- maintained. It wasn't a concours winner, but I'm told it was a good car. If the buyer was looking for a good driver, it's pretty sure that's what they got. The price seemed a bit high for the car, but in this crowd a little overage was chump change. The buyer may be a little early on his pricing, but this may look like a deal in six months. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Seat Time Dan Kingsford, via email: I bought a 330 GTC in about 1974, and I used it as my only car for quite a while. I had a 50watt radio telephone in it, and the joke was I had to slow down to use it, as over 110 mph the whip antenna would lie down! The car was completely reliable for daily driving and longer trips — as well as Ferrari club meets at Lime Rock. I also bought a 275 GTS that needed some work. As the XWX tires were in short supply, and the 275 had new ones, I switched wheels, so the 330 now had wires and the 275 had mags. I later sold both cars that way, so to whomever may have bought the 275, no, those wheels are not from the factory. When I bought the car, I could have had a 275 GTB/4 for the same price. As I wanted a daily driver, I picked the 330. It was a number of years before I got a GTB! SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, and more... October 2011 43

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan No One is Getting Rich from Ferrari Service Shop owners do not stay up late at night scheming to screw clients. They worry about delivering the best work and getting paid for their time go to two to four factory-sponsored schools per year, each of which costs the dealer from $250 per day to $1,500 for a four-day school. Standard protocol is for the dealer to pay their mechanic $23 to $35 per hour for each hour in school, plus airfare, hotel and per diem costs for out-of-town schools. I was surprised to be told that an authorized Ferrari dealer expects to spend $100k per mechanic for initial and long-term training. Fast-changing technology Ferrari diagnostic equipment began with the Jofatron in 1982, which was used until 1990 on carb cars, 308s, 328s, Mondials and Testarossas. In 1987, the Ferrari Tester by Marelli arrived, which was used on the F40, 348 and 512TR — until the SD1 arrived in 1990. The SD1 was a DOS-based computer system by Digitek, which was used on the 348, Mondial T, 456, 550 and 456M. In 1999, the Windows-based SD2 worked either alone or in series with a computer on the 355 and 360. In 2003, the SD3 arrived with greater capacity. The DEIS, or Diagnostic Easy Information System (an Italian oxymoron?), was introduced in 2008, and it operates both alone and with the factory through the Internet. The latest-and-greatest machine is the Leonardo, As long as market values keep rising faster than hourly shop rates ... T his column was inspired by two clients who emailed on the same day searching for “an honest shop and/or mechanic,” as both had heard too many tales of the high cost of Ferrari service. I replied that shop owners do not stay up late at night scheming how they can screw clients. Instead, they worry about delivering the best possible work while getting paid for their time. Most shops often find that jobs take longer than they bid and end up eating lots of unbillable hours. No one is getting rich from Ferrari service. The Ferrari service business is very competitive. Southern California has no lack of Ferraris, and consequently there are eleven different Ferrari service shops within a 30-mile radius of our business. Some are small, some are large and one is the authorized dealer, but all work on Ferraris old or new — and all compete on price and reputation for the same client pool. That level of competition keeps prices and profits down. Most of these shops are well-established, stable and have little staff turnover. Well-trained and experienced mechanics are hard to find, and job openings for trainee mechanics are few and far between. Paying for training and tools An apprentice mechanic starts at a community college or for-pay trade school and usually leaves the school with $30k in student loan debt. Once graduated, the new mechanic's next step is to find a dealer willing to commit the time and expense to train a new hire. Once trained for several years at a mainstream dealership, an aspiring Ferrari mechanic needs to find a Ferrari shop with an opening that's willing to commit to the time-intensive learning curve needed to transform the trainee into a qualified Ferrari mechanic. That shop knows it is probably training their future competition. Mechanics take pride in — and cannot work without — their massive roll-around tool boxes and rows of gleaming tools. Roll-around prices start at $10k, plus it costs another $30k for a set of starter tools. If our apprentice also wants to own his own minimal shop equipment and diagnostic units, they will quickly add another $50k-plus to his expenses. A professional mechanic will keep current through the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) programs, which offer 40 individual certificates in such categories as Advanced Engine Specialist and Engine Machinist. Each auto manufacturer also offers ongoing school programs. Ferrari mechanics 44 made by Accini (staffed by ex-Digitek employees). At $35k, the Leonardo is compatible with all the latest Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. Both the DEIS and Leonardo require a monthly subscription for updates, which adds another $500 per month. Barely making money on a $60,000 Enzo engine One of the local shops recently finished a $60,000 rebuild on an Enzo engine. Although $60k may seem like a staggering number, it was, at best, a minimally profitable job for the shop for many reasons. Because of parts and machine shop delays, the rebuild took six months and was a start-stop-restart project, which is never time-efficient. Enzo-rebuilds are few and far between, so the project required a learning curve and multiple double-checks on every restart. The Enzo occupied a full shop bay for six months, and the car had to be protected from curious customers, loose floor jacks and other dangers. That same space should have produced dozens of clutch jobs and major services in the same time period, which give much more cash flow and profit. The madness of science projects Most mechanics and shop owners love a challenge and want the reputation as The Shop That Solves any Problem, from a concours-winning restoration (done in record time) to solving any electrical problem or building nonexistent gear sets, cylinder heads or blocks for early 1950s Ferraris. These science projects always have an extremely time-intensive (aka money-losing) learning curve, which few Ferrari owners are willing to fund. 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price to revise and re-engineer a science project gone awry. The high cost of startup Opening a new shop is only for the brave of heart and wallet. Lease and security deposit costs, insurance, build-outs, welders, compressors, lifts, parts cleaners, hot tanks, sandblasters, state permits, a phone system and much more will easily start at $100k. Add in cash reserves for the lean opening months that are sure to come. Any mechanic opening his own shop will need a large client base or an “Angel” multi-Ferrari owner to have a chance of success. Divergent skill sets In the world of Chevrolet, Toyota or BMW service departments, an experienced mechanic can “beat the clock” and do service work in less than the book time, which makes the job more profitable. Parts are moneymakers and almost always in stock at a dealership. In the world of old Ferraris, many jobs are based on time and materials, so it's impossible to “beat the clock.”Parts are becoming a problem with any pre-430 or 599 Ferrari, and anything pre-308 is always a major parts problem. If an independent part supplier hasn't had parts reproduced, the shop will have to make parts, meaning the shop owner will also need to be a fabricator, machinist and welder. Looking down the road, the few mechanics who grew up with and know the Enzo-era cars are now shop owners in their late 50s, 60s or 70s. They will not be turning wrenches for many more years. As for the best shop to use, if you own a 360, it probably doesn't belong in a shop filled with Enzo-era Only $300,000 away from being a $250,000 car Ferraris, just as your local authorized dealer is usually not the best shop for your 250 PF coupe. These cars require very different skill sets. Been there, done that I owned and ran a very large, full-service and restoration shop with an engine clean room, a dyno room, frame shop, paint booth and fabrication department. I know just how hard it is to be paid for every hour worked. Walking the tightrope between too much work (and angry owners) versus too little work (and hungry mechanics) gets old. I still own three industrial buildings, and all are rented out to auto service shops. I'm much happier being a landlord instead of kicking out a paying tenant to open another service or restoration shop. Been there, done that. I am much happier to deal only with the daily drama of used Ferrari sales. ♦ October 2011 45

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English Profile 1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8 Roadster The market has always liked rarity — and particularly likes originality at the moment — but the price paid here was very high by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1959–1961 Number produced: 36 Original list price: $5,120 in 1959 Current SCM Valuation: $102,500$122,500 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $70 Chassis #: On firewall Engine #: Right of block in front of Jaguar logo Club: Jaguar Drivers' Club Ltd, Jaguar House, 18 Stuart Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K. LU1 2SL More: www.jaguardriver.co.uk Alternatives: 1957–1959 Aston Martin DB MkIII drophead; 1963–1965 Shelby Cobra 289; 1968–1973 Ferrari Daytona convertible “conversion” SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: T820063DN T his car was the 63rd XK 150 Roadster built and sold new with optional chrome wire wheels. Special equipment extras included fog lamps, a dual exhaust system and square-pad disc brakes. The engine was fitted with a straight-port “Gold Top” cylinder head, lead and bronze bearings and a lightened flywheel. Originally supplied by Henley's Ltd of West Hounslow to the first owner, R.A. Hellmuth, on March 7, 1960, OTS999 was finished in Old English White with a red leather cockpit. OTS999 was subsequently sold in 1965 to its second owner, Mr. Chandler of Hertford, who in 1972 enlisted the Caxton Engineering Company to re-cellulose the car and re-chrome the radiator grille, rear bumper, headlamp surrounds, windscreen moldings, motifs and exterior components. He sold the car in March 1972 to a Mr. Ballisat, who shortly thereafter passed it to a Mr. Woodley of Cardiff on August 17, 1973, with mileage reading 32,560. Mr. Woodley was a keen enthusiast who owned the car for many years. In August 1976, he was invited by the Jaguar Drivers Club and Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine to display the car at the national classic car concours at Weston Park. Just one month later, OTS999 earned the XK 150 Champion Concours Cup at an XK day at Sudeley Castle and then went on to win 46 numerous other concours awards, including a first in the JDC Concours d'Elegance at Paignton, Devon. Mr. Woodley was a fastidious owner and kept close records of maintenance work, journeys and mileage, which remain within the history file. In February 1999, Mr. Woodley sold OTS999 to Mr. Hughes of Hampshire, who sent the car to Richard Galvani of Cambridge Motorsport in March 1999. Work included reconditioning of the steering rack, an unleaded conversion, rebuilding the front suspension, a new starter motor, a new alternator, replacement rear-brake calipers and pads, Aeroquip brake lines, a new radiator and a new exhaust system. In April 2000, the Jaguar returned to Cambridge Motorsport for an engine and gearbox rebuild. and in 2002, Mr. Hughes instructed Cambridge Motorsport to sell the Jaguar. A Mr. Pressland acquired it in August 2002. Marque specialists Guy Broad were commissioned to rebuild the cylinder head and replace the brake master cylinder and the front and rear brake pads. The vendor acquired OTS999 in December 2006 and immediately fitted tracking and battery charging systems. In July 2010, Guy Broad rebuilt the engine, and it is understood to perform extremely well. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 117, sold for $323,891, including buyer's premium, at RM's 1960 Jaguar XK 150S Lot 637, s/n 328278DN Condition 1Sold at $175,470 Coys, Woodstock, U.K., 7/18/09 SCM# 130786 1959 Jaguar XK 150S Lot 267, s/n T831792DN Condition 2Sold at $79,750 RM, Rochester, MI, 7/24/10 SCM# 166266 1959 Jaguar XK 150S Lot 58, s/n S830420DN Condition 3 Sold at $112,000 Worldwide, Seabrook TX, 5/2/09 SCM# 120376 Sports Car Market RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus Salon Privé sale at Syon Park in West London, U.K., on June 23, 2011. This car's sale figure makes it one of the most valuable XK 150s, if not the priciest, ever sold at auction. RM claims a record, and we've no reason to dispute that. Our subject car is the ultimate evolution of the XK series, and the most sought-after 150, as it is the last stop before the E-type. Our car is rare as well, as one of just 36 3.8S roadsters (or, correctly, Open Two Seaters) built; it is one of 24 Special Equipment cars, and it is said to have never been restored. The XK 150 replaced the 140 in 1957, using the same 3,442-cc DOHC straight-six that first appeared in the XK 120 in 1948, producing 190 horsepower. The S version on triple SUs knocked out 250 horsepower. When the motor was enlarged to 3,781 cc in 1959, standard power output was 220 horsepower, with an alleged 265 horsepower — same as the first E-type, although it's doubtful they ever made this much. Equipped with the triple-carb S version of the 3,781-cc engine, this 3,251-pound car was good for 141mph and 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds. Not restored — but well-kept Open Two Seaters have always been the most elegant and sought-after Jaguar roadsters, and by the time the XK 150 came along with its curved windshield and higher flanks, the soft top actually kept you warm, dry and relatively quiet. The body is straight, with pretty good door fit for an XK, but the repaint (said to be cellulose from 1970, although it looks much more like a recent blowover) is slightly disappointing, with a few cracks, and the front bumper is lightly scratched. The interior looks newer and in good order, and it is claimed to be original. The mechanicals have been fettled and rebuilt over the years by various marque specialists — there are JD Classics stickers on the brake calipers. The motor, tidy but not overdone, was last out in 2010. Following an earlier engine rebuild by Cambridge Motorsport, this car successfully completed the Classic Adelaide rally in Australia in 2000. As a price comparison, the last big-money XK 150S to change hands at auction in the U.K. was a Condition 1-, 1960 car sold by Coys at Woodstock on July 18, 2009, for $175,470 (SCM# 130786). We described this car as: “Really nice, well-kept example of the ultimate XK spec, with overdrive and a lightly tweaked motor. Restored by leading Jag specialist. Body and doors straight, chrome all good, leather just taking on a bit of character.” The SCM verdict was: “This was the right money for a really top example with no needs, so the price paid can be considered a fair deal both ways.” Our featured car wasn't quite as nice, but on the plus side was the nice, original registration number, which was probably worth a few thousand by itself. English numbers stay with their cars for life, unless transferred, and the XK roadster's correct factory designation is Open Two Seater, so it fits nicely. Furthermore, it came with an Operating, Maintenance and Service book signed by then Jaguar boss Sir William Lyons, plus a Heritage certificate confirming it's a genuine RHD, English-market car. Rarity and originality boost value This car had everything going for it except the last degree of condition, but is it really worth more than the nicely restored RHD condition 2+ XK 150 drophead coupe that sold at Silverstone Auctions a few weeks later at $118,466? The market says yes, and the market has always liked rarity — and particularly likes originality at the moment — but I'm not convinced about the extra money to buy this car. For the money successfully bid (and no buyer's premium to pay), you could have had the more-original, more patina, ex-Carl Giles XK 120 Roadster, which has even more history and is on sale in the U.K. right now. Given that this car fetched twice the money that the best 150 roadsters have recently been achieving, I'd say it was extremely well sold, although judging from the presale estimates, RM was confident of realizing this sum. This was staggering money, considering that good examples usually fetch around $160k — and when a 150S coupe in the same sale went for a quarter of this price. But it sold right where RM predicted. So, rarity and originality mean about $150k here. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, and more... October 2011 47

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1925 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Racer The car was converted to aluminum wheels to bring it to 35B specs, but it is more authentic as a road car by Toby Ross Details Years produced: 1925–1930 Number produced: Race cars about 220. Road cars about 140 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $650,000 to $1m Tune-up cost: $1,000 Distributor cap: N/A (magneto) Chassis #: On the rear left engine leg, next to engine number Engine #: On the left rear engine leg Club: American Bugatti Club More: www.americanbugatticlub.org Alternatives: 1927–1929 Maserati 26B, 1924–1930 Alfa Romeo P2, 1926–1930 Talbot 8C 1500 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: BC31 (not original Bugatti number) Engine number: 70 I f ever there was a name synonymous with the Bugatti Owners' Club, it is that of aficionado Jack Perkins. As a past editor of Bugantics, a director of the Bugatti Owners' Club and chairman of the Competitions Committee, he knew one or two things about making a Bugatti go that little bit quicker than the competition. Perkins was a highly successful businessman and managing director of John M Perkins & Smith Limited, drill manufacturers. As a mechanical engineer, he took a keen interest in Bugattis, owning a Type 35B and a Type 35C. This 35B is exceptionally well known, having been at virtually every Bugatti Owners' Club hillclimb at Prescott from the late 1950s to the late 1970s, often setting fastest time of the day and breaking course records. Perkins discovered this Bugatti in 1950 at an aero- drome in Nottinghamshire, U.K., where the ground staff were driving it around for fun. The body, original engine and gearbox had been removed, and the chassis fitted with a Vauxhall engine. Jack purchased the car from Duncan Reid, and through various contacts, obtained a correct Type 35 engine and supercharger. He sourced all the other items needed to restore the car directly from Bugatti at Molsheim. The engine is number 70, originally fitted to un- blown Type 35 chassis number 4748, which had been used extensively in period by O.A. “Bunny” Phillips of California. Phillips installed a 2.3-liter crankshaft, fit- 48 ted a supercharger to convert the engine to Type 35B specification, and raced it extensively, most notably at the Indianapolis 500 and Vanderbilt Cup in 1936 and the American National Championship races in 1938. The chassis is an original item bearing frame number 141 stamped inside the rear channel-section cross-member, and is believed most probably to be number 4721. However, the chassis number has never been confirmed, and consequently the frame currently carries the Bugatti Club number BC31. In the early 1950s, Jack Perkins set about building the fastest possible Type 35B, and together with his mechanic Eric Mason, an ex-speedway racer, used a Type 51 crankshaft and new cylinder blocks and pistons to build a methanol-burning engine. To accommodate the single-seater configuration, HWM rack-and-pinion steering was employed while Girling hydraulic brakes were fitted to improve the stopping power. Additional suspension damping was provided by Newton telescopic shock absorbers, and to harness the extra power, Perkins specified a Borg & Beck clutch, Hardy-Spicer propshaft and twin rear wheels for extra grip. The chassis was then fitted with a streamlined single-seater body fabricated in aluminum. Perkins' Type 35B made its debut at Prescott on May 9, 1954, setting a best time of 52.15 seconds. Perkins continued to campaign the single-seater until his last meeting in June 1988; by then he was 78 years old and in declining health, so he decided to retire from the sport 1925 Bugatti Type 35/51 Lot 35, s/n 4564 Condition 1 Sold at $907,500 Gooding & Co, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/08 SCM# 117602 1928 Bugatti Type 35B Lot 110, s/n 4914 Condition 4+ Not sold at $3,258,000 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 9/16/05 SCM# 39700 1927 Bugatti Type 35C Lot 44, s/n 4889 Condition 4 Sold at $2,585,000 Gooding & Co, Pebble Beach, CA 8/20/06 SCM# 42584 Sports Car Market Bonhams

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SCM Digital Bonus that had given him so much pleasure for so long. It was then decided that the Bugatti should be returned to its original two-seater Grand Prix specification, and historic racing specialist Rod Jolley was appointed to carry out the work, which was completed in the mid-1990s. After a long battle with illness, Perkins passed away in August 1992, shortly before the restoration was completed. Perkins' widow, Jean Perkins, decided to put the Bugatti on display at the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset, U.K., where it remained until December 2010. The car's mechanical condition is not known, and it will require recommissioning at the very least before being returned to active service. Historically important Bugattis come onto the open market only rarely, and this example represents an exciting opportunity to acquire a Type 35 in the model's ultimate supercharged configuration, eligible for all categories of historic competition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 452, sold for $689,181, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood sale on July 1, 2011. In the world of motor racing, half a decade is a very long time — especially in the 1920s, when technology was evolving at a rapid pace. But between 1925 and 1930, the Bugatti Type 35 was the car to beat. Strangely, Ettore Bugatti was not simply concerned with efficiency. His cars also had to look good. Open the hood of a 35, and a visual delight awaits you. The tapered chassis at the rear was made to follow the body line — and not because it was more efficient. The aluminum wheels were radical, and in reality a real step forward, but one has to wonder if they were not initially designed just to look pretty. Of course the Type 35 evolved over the years, starting with a non- blown, 2-liter straight eight, and finishing with the almost visually identical Type 51, which boasted a 2.3-liter, twin overhead cam, supercharged engine. The most successful version was the Type 35B, with a 2.3-liter, single-cam engine and supercharger. By the time the ultimate Type 51 arrived, competition from other marques was getting much stiffer, but it was still competitive in the early 1930s. Racing and road versions With a few modern-day exceptions, most race car manufacturers make competition cars for one reason — to sell road cars. Racing improves the breed, and publicity from winning sells cars. Bugatti was no exception. The road cars used de-tuned Type 35 engines, and with the racing success of the Grand Prix car, Bugatti decided to market a road-going version of the Type 35, with the appellation 35A. The 35A, in an effort to keep costs down, featured wire wheels with smaller brakes, a basic 2-liter non-blown engine and cycle fenders. Apart from that, it was visually the same. You still had to climb over the body to get in, you still burned your legs on the gearbox, and you had to strap a rucksack onto the spare wheel to travel with anything more than a toothbrush. If it rained, you got wet. But despite the lack of creature comforts, the 35A sold quite well. It was the ultimate car for wealthy boy racers. Jack Perkins found our subject car during the early 1950s. As found, the car was without bodywork, and it was fitted with a Vauxhall engine and gearbox. Perkins purchased an original Type 35 engine from Bunny Phillips in America. Bunny had installed a Miller V8 in his Type 35 for racing purposes, so he had no need of the engine. The lump Perkins acquired in the U.S. was a 2-liter, non-super- charged unit, which he rebuilt as a 2.3 with blower, mated to a correct original gearbox. A single-seat body was made for the car, and hydraulic brakes and a modern steering box were installed. Perkins then used the car for the next 30 years, running the Prescott Hill Climb two or three times a year with much success. Strangely, he never used the car anywhere else. In the late 1980s, old age and bad health forced him to abandon the Prescott Hill Climb, and he decided to restore the car back to its original state. This is where the story gets more messy. A good bitsa — but still a bitsa The original chassis number is unknown, but Bonhams states that this car is a 35B. When Perkins found the car, it had wire wheels, and he continued to race it in this configuration. So the chassis is actually from a road-going 35A. Changing from wire to aluminum wheels is no easy job, as the brake drums are integrated in the alloys and the hubs are different. The engine in the car started life as a 2-liter, non-blown unit, albeit to roller-bearing race specs. During the restoration, the car was converted to aluminum wheels with a view to bringing it to 35B spec, but in reality it would have been more authentic as a road car. So what is it worth? Values of Type 35 Bugattis are hampered by a proliferation of good quality replicas. Turning up in one at a meet has about the same impact as appearing in a Cobra. People automatically think it's a fake. But buyers of these cars have become more sophisticated as prices have risen. It's extremely unlikely that anyone will put his hand up for a Type 35 without seeing a written report by an expert. There are very few 35s left that retain all their original major components, including the body. The last truly great 35B to come up for sale was the 1929 Monaco Grand Prix winner. It did not sell at Bonhams' Goodwood sale in 2005 at $3.25m, but it did change hands a few months later for similar money. It's safe to assume that the same car would bring somewhere close to $5m today, and a no-stories road car is now worth more than $1.5m. But the difference in value is staggering from the very best Type 35 to a bitsa Type 35. Our subject car is a bitsa, but all the major components excepting the body are original Bugatti. If the car's identity had not been lost, it would be more desirable, as a Bugatti Club moniker always drags the value down. I'd say this sale of our subject car was on the money. But the chances of the car increasing in value over the next few years are negligible. Let's hope the new owner bought it to have fun and not for investment. ♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of Bonhams.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, and more... October 2011 49

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Bugatti Type 35 combined performance and beauty by Robert Cumberford I f only Ettore Bugatti had known to turn the tail of his brilliant-but-ineffective “aerodynamic” Type 32 upside down to provide a little downforce instead of lift, the much-revered Type 35 might never have existed. But his illconceived (in many ways, not just shape) 1933 Type 32 “Tank” was a failure, so Bugatti was forced to essentially copy the chisel-tail, slim-line body of the 1923 Fiat 805-405 Corsa — the first supercharged Grand Prix car. He did that brilliantly as well. Their shape might have been derivative, but Type 35s were possibly the most successful racing cars of all time, winning thousands of races from 1924 to the middle 1930s. The U.K.-based Bugatti Trust says there were 343 Type 35s (including A, B, C, and T models) and 343 of the Type 37, 39 and 51 models, all of them visually identical variants — and every one extraordinarily beautiful when it left Molsheim. Subtlety in the form — even including compound surfacing of the hood, with its curved hinge (a Bugatti patent) — was aimed at keeping aesthetic values equal to performance. There's no question that Ettore achieved both goals with this body and chassis, which were the basis for 683 racing cars of almost identical appearance, bearing both 4- and 8-cylinder engines from 1,100 cc to 2,300 cc. Thanks in part to Ken Purdy's encomium in Tr 1949, the Type 3 considered the be although racers s Trintignant lov Type 51 above a Who wouldn't? ♦ FRONT 3/4 VIEW Brake backing plates painted in 1 body color are typical, and a very nice aesthetic element. 2 The horseshoe-shaped radiator existed in several widths, according to the cooling requirements of installed engines. Type 37s usually have narrow units, like the early 1934 Type 35s. 3 This gentle curve was possible because of Bugatti's patented over-center curved hinge, which helped stiffen the hood panels. 4 A single backrest is usual, but some cars have the passenger's seat set back, as in the Fiat that informed the shape of the Type 35. 5 The characteristic safety wir7 8 10 9 2 1 3 4 6 5 ing of fastener heads was typical of aeronautical practice, but it becomes a lovely decorative element on Bugattis. 6 The spare wheel was necessary for touring, and sometimes for racing. Type 35s won the Targa Florio five times in a row, usually with spares on both sides of the bodywork. REAR 3/4 & SIDE VIEW The chisel-blade tail was used 7 much earlier by Fiat, but a little less gracefully than on Bugattis. 8 The fuel cap was dangerously close to the cockpit, but it did provide a place for the riding mechanic's hand. 9 The external shifter and handbrake were actually anachro- nistic in 1924 — they were internal on the earlier Fiat 805 — but they allowed a narrower body that helped hold the driver in place. 10 This extra row of louvers was not used on lower-powered variants such as the 4-cylinder Type 37. 11 The sump, hanging below the bodywork, incorporated cooling tubes running fore and aft, although it is doubtful that much air streamed through them. But it's a beautiful part, and that counted for Ettore. 12 Almost all modern cars have cast aluminum wheels, at least as an option, but Bugatti's were the first and most elegant — and still frequently copied. 12 50 11 Sports Car Market

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German Profile 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe Why has one of the most unique and exotic street/race cars ever built by Porsche remained more or less at the new-car price? by Jim Schrager Details Year produced: 1987–1988 Number produced: 300 Original List Price: $200,000 Current SCM Valuation: $200,000– $235,000 Tune-up cost: $2,500 Distributor cap: $350 Chassis #: A-pillar and driver's side door jamb Engine #: Right side of fan housing Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1988–1991 Ferrari F40 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1988 Porsche 959 Lot 116, s/n WPOZZZ95ZH8900064 Condition 1Sold at $289,859 Chassis number: WP0ZZZ95ZJS00222 subsequent abandonment of Group B, the 959 entered limited production in 1987 as a machine that successfully adapted state-of-the art racing technology for road use. C At the car's heart was a unique, 2,849-cc version of the classic, 6-cylinder, air-cooled boxer engine equipped with water-cooled, double-overhead-camshaft, 4-valve cylinder heads. Developed for the 1981 Le Manswinning 936, the engine was further refined on the even more successful 956/962 that triumphed at La Sarthe every year from 1982 to 1987. In 959 specifications, this formidable twin-turbo- charged engine produced 450 horsepower. When combined with the lightweight part-composite body's drag coefficient of just 0.32, it proved sufficient to propel the 959 past 195 mph and onto the front rank of all-timegreat supercars. The 959's sophisticated 4-wheel-drive, 6-speed transmission was computer controlled, providing variable torque split with alternative programs for dry, wet, icy, or off-road conditions. The double-wishbone suspension included electrically controlled ride height adjustment. The ABS brakes delivered race-car levels 52 onceived in the early 1980s as a 4-wheeldrive Group B competitor, the Porsche 959 was first displayed in concept car form at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite the of retardation and the run-flat tires were monitored for pressure loss. All of this made for a car faster than just about any- thing else on the road. Yet, in the tradition of previous Porsche 911 Turbos, it was comfortable, practical, reliable, and luxurious, with electric windows and mirrors, climate control, electric heated seats and a superb stereo. Rumor has it that Porsche sold the 959 for far less than it cost to produce, as the company regarded the model as a showcase for its engineering expertise. In the U.K., the 959 cost about £145,000 ($261,000) when new, though speculators drove the price considerably higher. The Porsche 959 achieved one major competition victory, winning the grueling Paris-Dakar Rally in 1986 with similar cars in 2nd and 6th places, while the racedeveloped 961 variant finished 7th overall at Le Mans that year, winning the IMSA GT2 class and headed only by Group C Porsches, an amazing result. In total, a bit more than 300 of these exclusive supercars were made, although the official factory figure is 292. This example was ordered in May 1998 by its first owner and was purchased in 2010 by the current seller from Porsche specialists Freisinger Motorsport in Germany. It was maintained exclusively by Porsche Stuttgart until 1993 (at 3,262 miles) and then by Porsche Monaco in 1997 (at 31,068 miles). The most recent major service (December 2010) was completed by AFN Artcurial, Le Mans, FR, 7/9/10 SCM# 165329 1987 Porsche 959 Lot 258, s/n C05139340383387 Condition 1Sold at $284,970 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/1/10 SCM# 162399 1987 Porsche 959 Lot 220330006173, s/n WPOZZZ95ZHS900065 Condition 1 Sold at $385,000 eBay, 7/7/09 SCM# 120864 Sports Car Market

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SCM Digital Bonus Porsche Centre at a cost of about $14,000. Following a recent road test for BBC Television's “Top Gear” program and a photo shoot for Octane magazine, it went back to AFN Porsche Centre in March 2011 for wheel refurbishment and new tires. This is now a very well-sorted 959. Offered with its cherished registration number 959LRT, it comes with leather wallet and instruction books, a copy of the driver's manual (in English), and current MoT certificate until September 2011. It is equipped with the optional factory Stage 2 performance chip. SCM Analysis This Porsche 959, Lot 435, sold for $266,547, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' Goodwood sale on July 1, 2011. This price translates roughly to the price paid when new — and provides an interesting market observation for one of Porsche's most iconic modern cars. We judge the price to be market correct, perhaps a bit of a bargain, with the relatively high mileage being the one qualifier when comparing this sale with other 959s. The 959 takes its place with the 904 as a factory race car suitable for street use. When new, the 904 cost about double the price of a 356SC, sagged below that level for about 15 years, and then started to climb to ten, then 20 and now perhaps 100 times the new-car price of $7,500 in 1963–64. We wonder what will be the next 904. The closest answer we have is the 959. Comparing the 904 and 959 Both cars were built to race, although the 1960s-era 904 competed in far more events than the 959. Both were quite advanced for their time. The 904 used an existing exotic 4-cam engine, and the 959 got a highly innovative special engine — although based on the standard 911 flat-six layout. The 904 was an entirely unique body in design and fiberglass material, with a dedicated pressed-steel and tubular frame. Its mid-engine location harkened back to the world-beating 550 Spyders. The 959 was based on the production 911 chassis, with the engine in the rear, but it had unique body panels made of exotic composites. Most importantly, both were built in limited numbers, about 100 for the 904 and a bit more than 300 for the 959. The 959 is now 23 years old, yet in most cases, prices have not soared. At age 23, the 904 was selling for at least four to five times its original price. Another Porsche race/street legend — the 1973 Carrera RS — was about triple its original list price 23 years down the road. This is true even though the Carrera RS is far more common (almost 1,600 copies) and far more similar to a regular street car than the 904 or 959. Will the 959 take its rightful place as a first-tier collectible Porsche and develop the price appreciation seen in the other two models noted above? Waiting for the next bull market When watching collectible car values, it is important to note the markets they pass through. The Porsche world has been subject to two periods of extreme acceleration in prices: during the late 1980s, and another more-recent period that ended in 2008. In these periods, the values of most highly collectible cars accelerated wildly. After a market top, the velocity of cars selling slows markedly for the very best Porsches, but prices less so. We see this today for top-flight, collectible Porsches. The 959 was too new when the late 1980s boom ended in 1990, and the cars did not gain a great deal of ground during the more recent run-up. Perhaps the 959 will be discovered when the next bull market arrives. But for now, it is a bit of a mystery why the 959, one of the most unique and exotic street/race cars ever built by Porsche, has remained more or less at the new-car price. It may be too new to have begun its climb. Yet, for long-range collectors, the 959 appears to be one of the best bets for serious future appreciation. The 959 represents a modern Porsche icon with fantastic performance, built in limited numbers, that sells as if we were back in 1988. How many of those can you find? ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional, images and more... October 2011 53

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American Car Collector Profile 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 SCJ Some buyers are becoming more interested in a car that is not another Camaro, 'Cuda, Corvette or Mustang by Dale Novak Details Year produced: 1970 Number produced: 241 (SCJ 429 engine with drag pack) Original list price: $3,105 (Torino GT base price) Current SCM Valuation: $18,000–$25,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Driver side dash,visible under windshield Engine #: Identification tag on driver side below ignition coil mount Club: www.grantorinosport.org More: www.fairlaneclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1970 Mercury Cyclone CJ Coupe 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 hard top 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 hard top SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 0A35C131004 F rom the Dave's Garage Car Collection. One of one, fully documented, ultra-rare car. Matchingnumbers 429-ci CJ engine. Fully documented with Marti Report, invoice, two build sheets, original owner's manual and warranty book. Only 241 Torinos were produced with the SCJ 429 engine with drag pack, and only one with this option combination. C-6 Cruise-O-Matic transmission, 3.91 Traction-Lok. Complete frame-up restoration, with excellent correct code white paint with correct red blazer stripe interior and laser stripe. Power steering, power disc brakes, tachometer, shaker hood, rear window louvers, original AM radio, dual rear speakers and dealer-installed air conditioning. Motor Trend's Car of the Year in February of 1970. You may never see another one of these. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 340.2, sold for $73,700, including buyer's premium, at the Barrett-Jackson sale in Orange County, CA, on June 25, 2011. The Ford Torino was Ford's intermediate line of pas- senger cars built from 1968 through 1976, and they were designed to appeal to a mass audience. Your basic V8 Torino came out of the assembly plant with a 302-ci iron block sucking air through a two-barrel carburetor, and this was mated to a slush-box transmission. This is not exactly the top of the heap from a performance perspective. Still, you could have dropped lower on the totem pole and driven off the lot in a six-banger Fairlane, which was now relegated as a subseries to the Torino line. Most Torinos — Montegos if you wanted a Mercury — left the factory as 4-door passenger cars, and they were destined to be forgotten soon after that “new car 54 smell” dissipated from the cabin. Still, the Torino was Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 1970, mainly because of the variety of the model, which could range from a modest passenger car a luxury car or even a performance car. Luckily for us die-hard performance fans, Ford was still in the chase for track dominance on the NASCAR ovals. While Dodge and Plymouth were eating up the tracks with their winged cars, Ford found itself playing catch-up. So, managers decided to beef up the modest Torino by offering a 2-door variant with the option for buyers to cram in a 428-ci engine — from 1968 to early 1970 — or the newly designed 429. This potent combination allowed Ford to stay in the game with the Torino as the NASCAR chassis of choice. A 429 for every buyer In 1970, the heavy-breathing 429 was offered up in three configurations: the 360-hp Thunder Jet, the hydraulic-lifter 370-hp Cobra Jet (CJ) and finally, the 375-hp Super Cobra Jet (SCJ). The only way buyers could up the ante for the 429 SCJ was to check the box for the Drag Pack option. This gave performance-minded buyers a 429-ci engine with 4-bolt mains, solid lifter cam, forged pistons, big-mouth 780 CFM Holley carburetor and an engine oil cooler to help keep the beast from melting down on a hot pass. Buyers also received a 4.30:1 Detroit Locker or 3.91:1 Traction-Lok rear differential to keep all that power in check. The shaker hood was another option, as the SCJ was available with or without Ram Air induction. The performance lineup for the Torino came in two different packages: the Torino Cobra or the Torino GT. The Torino Cobra was a bare-bones variant, as it was 1969 Ford Torino Talladega Lot 78, s/n 9A46Q192156 Condition 2- Not sold at $51,000 MidAmerica, St. Paul, MN, 5/10/08 SCM# 116853 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Lot 640, s/n OR38J141854 Condition 2+ Sold at $68,200 Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL, 3/27/08 SCM# 116089 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 SCJ Lot 177, s/n 0R38J137651 Condition 2Sold at $46,750 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/08 SCM# 48890 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, L.L.C.

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SCM Digital Bonus designed more for no-frills street performance while sacrificing some creature comforts. The GT was marketed toward more affluent buyers, as the option list was longer, with more trim and décor levels, while still offering up some pretty stout performance numbers. The GT with the 429 SCJ and Drag Pack running through the 3.91:1 gears hit the clock at just under 14 seconds in the quarter mile, which isn't too shabby for a bloated, 3,700-pound 4-seater. The original buyer obviously ordered our subject car for some formidable street action. The only missing items are bucket seats and a 4-speed tranny. The factory air conditioning was a trade-out for the C-6 transmission, as buyers could not get the 429 SCJ combined with a/c and a 4-speed on the floor. The overall combination certainly made a hot street package, and it offered up room for four and a trunk worthy of carrying more than a few bags of groceries. Love 'em or hate 'em The question of styling always comes into play whenever I talk with collectors about these cars. They are definitely love-them-or-hate-them propositions. Naturally, if you owned one back in the day, you probably still think they're Ford's answer to fun. But for others, myself included, we find ourselves pondering the styling, utilitarian interiors and pedestrian looks. Don't get me wrong — the cars have grown on me, and I always take notice of them while at a car show or auction, but they do take some deeper examination to enjoy the elongated body lines. That fact alone, in my opinion, kept the Torino from reaching rock-star status during the overheated Muscle Car money mayhem that rocketed some cars to the over-the-top valuations of a few years ago. Sure, there are exceptions, but for the most part, 1970 Torinos — even the 429s — have kept quietly to themselves within their niche market. One of one Our subject car appears to be in very good condition. The restoration looks older but it is still holding up well. The car comes out of a collection that focused on rare, high-performance muscle — and some later performance cars that would eventually fall into the same category given the proper amount of time. The bench seat with the automatic on the column is an automatic turn-off to some buyers, but this can be overcome, especially with the other rare options. In the case of chassis number 131004, it's the one-of-one build, along with the highest-performance engine displacement one could order for the car in 1970. This, coupled with some excellent documentation to prove and certify the original build, simply adds to the overall collectibility of the machine. Looking into the SCM database for comparable cars, we see a handful of transactions for similar offerings, although most of the cars breaking the $50k mark are 429 Torino Cobras. There are a total of ten offerings that were bid beyond $50,000. The SCM database shows that our subject car sits at the top of the class for sold cars at $73,700. Considering that this list of comparable Torinos includes those up for grabs during the dizzying height of the muscle-car market, this further establishes my hypothesis that Torinos sat on the bench during that boom in values. By that observation, one could conclude that our subject car was very well sold — or caught the attention of at least two well-heeled bidders who simply wanted the car. That said, I have also noticed a growing trend for the odd — and perhaps formerly less-desirable — muscle cars, as some buyers are now more interested in adding a car to their collection that is not another Camaro, 'Cuda, Corvette or Mustang. We always want something the other guy doesn't have — and might have a much harder time finding (at least a nice one). This could be a signal that these types of cars are beginning to move off the sidelines, as genuine buyers search out the more unusual, uncommon offerings while still demanding finite rarity, heritage, performance and rock-solid documentation. Until we see more strong sales for unusual muscle, this was strong money for the car, and only time will tell if this was an anomaly or a view into things to come. ♦ (Introductory description Jackson.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... October 2011 55 courtesy of Barrett

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Race Car Profile 1973 Datsun 240Z “Super Samuri” Most of the 77 Samuri conversions that Anderson built faded into obscurity or breakers' yards, as they are just old, hot-rod 240Zs by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1969–1973 Number built: 150,000 Original list price: about $4,500 U.S. ($6,600 in the U.K.) Current SCM Valuation for street car: $7,500–$13,500 Cost per hour to race: $400 Chassis #: Stamped on firewall Engine #: Boss on side of block Club: Classic Zcar Club More: www.classiczcars.com Alternatives: 1969–1974 Alfa GTV, 1963–1967 MGB, 1969–1973 Porsche 911 (All SCCA race versions with provenance) SCM Investment grade: D Comps A mong U.K. Datsun enthusiasts, particularly those with a fondness for the 6-cylinder Z series, there is no bigger name than that of Spike Anderson, legendary proprietor of Samuri Conversions and the man responsible for a succession of Z-based racers in the 1970s, most notably Win Percy's famous “Big Sam.” Very few cars are so famous that they are commonly referred to by their registration number, but FFA196L is one such and rightly so, as it was the first Datsun 240Z to benefit from Spike's attention, going on to become a motorsport legend. This was the first car to carry the ‘Samuri' name, a deliberate misspelling, as the Samurai trade name was owned by another company. In 1973, Spike purchased a Datsun 240Z registered FFAl96L for his personal transport, but the car did not remain standard for very long. What would turn out to be a lengthy and ongoing program of tuning commenced with gas-flowing the 2.4-liter, overhead-camshaft six's cylinder head and raising the compression ratio, which was followed by ditching the standard carburetors in favor of triple Weber 4ODCOEs. Mangolesti supplied special inlet and exhaust manifolds, and in this specification, maximum power increased from 150 to 190 horsepower. Suspension improvements consisted of lowering the car by 40 mm and replacing the standard shock absorbers with Koni items. The weak braking was addressed by using ventilated discs and four-pot calipers from a Range Rover. Fitted with a deep front spoiler and refinished in distinctive red/bronze livery, Spike's “Super 56 Samuri” soon gained the attention of the motoring press. Various magazines tested the car and gave it rave reviews, typically achieving performance figures of 0–60 mph in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. FFA196L was pressed into service as the company demonstrator, and it was also used in competitions, contesting the 1973 British Hillclimb Championship. Despite competing against purpose-built lightweights, the Super Samuri finished 2nd in class at the season's end, hinting at the 240Z's potential. Keen to exploit it to the full, Spike acquired an ex-Works 240Z rally car, which he converted to full race specification. Christened “Big Sam” and driven by Win Percy, this legendary car went on to achieve considerable success. Scheduled to race in the 1974 Modsports Championship, “Big Sam” encountered problems on its Silverstone debut, forcing the team to fall back on “Super Samuri.” The car continued to serve as backup for “Big Sam” throughout the 1974 racing season, competing on no fewer than twelve occasions. Always driven to and from the meetings, it also doubled as a customer and press demonstrator, development hack and Spike's own transport, covering 35,000 miles by the end of the year. “Super Samuri” competed in 14 Modsports races in 1978, finishing 2nd in class at the season's end, a feat repeated in 1979, ‘80 and ‘81. Spike appears to have had an off year in 1982, as the 240Z could only manage 3rd. By now FFA196L had been driven more than 175,000 miles, competed in more than 60 races and 20 hillclimbs, and was featured in 15 magazine articles, making it arguably the best-known Japanese car in the U.K. 1971 Datsun 240Z street ride Lot 364, s/n HLS3009863 Condition 3 Sold at $9,288 Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ, 1/21/11 SCM# 168774 1972 Datsun 240Z “Big Sam” Lot 119, s/n HLS3094014 Condition 2+ Sold at $119,000 Bonhams, Silverstone, U.K., 7/24/10 SCM# 183039 1972 Datsun 240Z Samuri racer Lot 19, s/n HS3001914 Condition 2+ Sold at $25,394 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 6/24/05 SCM# 38710 Sports Car Market

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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 428, sold for $90,450, including buyer's premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on July 1, 2011. I've often held forth on the idea that the value of an old rac- ing car is a function of some combination of dynamic “How much fun can I have using it?” values and static “How much money would the next guy part with simply to own it?” values. In other words, weapons values and collector values. Weapons values are both limited by competitive factors (if I can be as fast and have as much fun in a Mustang, why pay more to run a Jaguar) and limited at some absolute amount (I propose about $200,000; to be worth more than that, a car has to have some enduring collector value). Collector values are self-evident: beauty, exclusivity, his- tory, exotic and expensive construction, celebrity, and so on. These values are unlimited. The greatest cars tick all the boxes on both sides — they're great weapons and great collectors. The “Super Samuri” poses this question: “Can a common- as-dirt production car that was built into a regional racer by a privateer using off-the-shelf parts — and that is fundamentally not usable as a vintage racer — have substantial value, and if so, why?” The answer clearly is yes; understanding why is the interesting part. A common, inexpensive sports car that worked On the surface, a 240Z is not a promising place to start looking for a collectible car. Nissan built about 150,000 of them over a four-year period, and they were sold as an inexpensive alternative to Jaguars, Porsches and Corvettes. They had a steel body, vinyl interior and a mechanical package about as exotic as a washing machine. In spite of all that (possibly because of it), the cars worked amazingly well. They were refreshingly quick and light on their feet, had a great exhaust note, and mostly they just plain worked: Lights lit, heaters heated, wipers wiped and the engines ran, all without drama or insecurity. Forty years after the fact, it's easy for us to forget just how poorly built most cars were in the early 1970s, particularly in England. A combination of rapidly changing regulations, labor troubles, economic malaise and general mismanagement conspired to produce some of the clumsiest, worst-built cars in the history of the automobile. (An associate of mine recalls that the workshop manual for a Lotus of that era opened with the statement, “A certain amount of ambient failure is to be expected.”) Into this gaping breach charged the Japanese, with Nissan in the lead. They offered a paradigm shift of inexpensive, fun cars that offered quality and performance levels unheard of for the price. We now take it for granted, but modern build quality didn't just happen — the Japanese forced it. The 240Z may not be collectible, but in many ways it is extremely important in the evolution of the automobile. Grassroots modifications Spike Anderson in the '70s was a racer and performance guy whose specialty was making cylinder heads breathe better. He bought our subject car as his personal street ride and was quickly seduced by the 240Z attributes. Anderson proceeded to form a company, Samuri Conversions, to provide hotrod modifications of the car in the U.K. It is important to note here that although Nissan produced a few special rally 240Zs for events such as the East Africa rally, they had no general interest in competition. There was no factory team. A second point is that Spike and his friends had neither the budget nor the inclination to race on the international stage with its rules and restrictions, so the Samuri cars were built to compete in the grassroots “Modsports” races in the U.K. The result is that the Samuri racers have modifications (Webers, Land Rover brakes, 2.8-liter engine blocks) that keep them from being acceptable in most contemporary vintage racing events. Most of the 77 Samuri conversions that Anderson built have thus faded into obscurity or breakers' yards, as they are just old, hot-rod 240Zs. One of two famous cars There were two cars, though, that served as poster children for everything that Anderson and Samuri aspired to: our subject car and “Big Sam,” the serious racer they built out of a factory rally car for Win Percy. These two cars were amazingly successful in their time, becoming giant killers in the English “Modsports” realm by being very quick and absolutely unbreakable. They caught the public's imagination as the embodiment of the Rising Sun in U.K. racing. Magazine writers couldn't get enough of them, and people turned out to cheer them on. Of all the Japanese racers in the U.K. during the late 1970s and early 1980s, these two cars were the ones that became famous. As such, the two cars earned a collectible status that no other 240Z could dream of. A year ago “Big Sam” sold at auction for $119,000. Our subject car sold for about 25% less, but it is the lesser car. I'm told the same purchaser acquired both 240Zs, wanting to keep the cars together. It is possible for a car of humble beginnings to attain collector value. It requires fame, extraordinary accomplishment and iconic status to get there, but the value is real (and the absolute value is still pretty modest, as it's no Ferrari 250 GTO). I'd say the car was fairly bought as a collector piece. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... October 2011 57

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Market Reports Overview 632 Cars Bring $40m at Six Late-Summer Sales Despite fluctuations in the economy, the collector car market stayed solid throughout June and July by Jim Pickering S CM watched the collector car market very closely throughout June and July. Despite turmoil in the U.S. economy, in the months leading up to Monterey, the global classic car market produced strong results. A number of established companies again saw increased final totals, and new auctions were able to grab a foothold as well. Here, in the order in which they occurred, is a rundown of the auction events that took place in June and July. The second edition of Artcurial's Automobiles Sur Les Champs sale was held at the company's Champs Elysées headquarters in Paris in mid-June, and Auction Analyst Jérôme Hardy was there to note 43 of 66 lots selling for a combined total of $7.6m — a total not unlike what we'd expect to see at the much higher-profile Rétromobile event. The no-reserve Jean Serre Collection was featured here, with a 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 bringing high sale honors at $1.1m. Mecum's annual all-Corvette auction took place in late June, held alongside Bloomington Gold judging at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, Illinois. This year, a total of 244 Corvettes were offered, and of those, 119 sold for a final total of just under $6m. Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson was joined on-site by Auction Analyst Dan Grunwald, both of whom noted excellent weather and high-quality Corvette consignments. A 1972 Corvette ZR2 convertible was the highest seller of the weekend at $434,600, and a collection of 23 black Corvettes, all offered at no reserve, grossed over $1.6m combined. Bonhams returned to the Goodwood race circuit in Sussex, U.K., for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on the first of July. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman was there to record 83 of 94 lots sold for $11.5m. Aston Martins again showed upward movement here, as evidenced by the 1954 DB2/4 cabrio- 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 60 Sales Totals $11,482,810 Bonhams, Chichester, UK RM, Plymouth, MI Artcurial, Paris, FRA Mecum, St. Charles, IL Mecum, Des Moines, IA Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK $2,596,474 let by Bertone which became the top seller of the event at $971k. Mecum's television cameras returned to Iowa in mid-July for the annual Des Moines auction, where this year, 286 of 461 lots sold for a combined $5.4m — a healthy increase over last year's $3.8m total. Carlson found the return of TV to be a large factor in this year's increased totals, plus the fact that there were slightly more cars on offer, and average prices rose by nearly $1k per car. American muscle was featured prominently, and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 took high sale honors at $238k. Silverstone held its first collector car auction in Northamptonshire, U.K., on July 23, alongside the Silverstone Historic Festival. A strong catalog of consignments was available, and by the close of the event, 41 of 81 cars had sold for a final total of $2.6m. Hardiman noted a few decent deals here, including the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV that was the top selling car at $305k. RM's annual mid-summer Meadow Brook auction relocated to Plymouth, Michigan this year, setting up shop at The Inn at St. Johns alongside the Concours of America (formerly known as the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance). Auction Analyst Kevin Coakley was there to note 60 of the 70 lots on offer selling for $7.6m. A 1932 Packard Twin Six Convertible Sedan by Dietrich was the top sale at $1.1m, and the 1939 Pontiac “Ghost Car,” complete with see-through exterior panels, made $308k. Finally, in this month's report on recent eBay Motors sales, Geoff Archer and Chad Tyson take a look at some classics, as well as some “Ferraris” that have no business wearing the prancing horse emblem. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $1,133,053—Artcurial, p. 92 2. 1932 Packard Twin Six Convertible sedan, $1,100,000—RM, p. 74 3. 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 drop head coupe, $970,936—Bonhams, p. 64 4. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, $752,130—Artcurial, p. 90 5. 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline, $704 000—RM, p. 73 6. 1925 Bugatti Type 35B racer, $689,181—Bonhams, p. 68 7. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupe, $676,500—RM, p. 73 8. 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 cabriolet, $647,670—Artcurial, p. 86 9. 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster, $527,139—Artcurial, p. 90 10. 2004 Pagani Zonda C12 S convertible, $513,083—Bonhams, p. 71 1. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 4-dr hard top, $77,500—RM, p. 80 2. 1933 Bugatti Type 46, $298,935— Artcurial, p. 86 3. 1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 fixed-head coupe, $88,132—Silverstone, p. 110 4. 1972 Ford F-250 pickup, $4,300— Mecum Des Moines, p. 104 5. 1966 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport coupe, $178,499—Bonhams, p. 70 Sports Car Market Best Buys $7,646,700 $7,590,967 $5,929,185 $5,384,150

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. The Goodwood Festival of Speed A dismantled Bentley R-type Continental sold for an astonishing $477,864 — which isn't far off the retail price of an up-and-running example Company Bonhams Date July 1, 2011 Location Sussex, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 83/94 Sales rate 88% Sales total $11,482,810 High sale 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 cabriolet by Bertone — $970,936 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics last dozen cars had to be pushed out of the back of Bonhams' traditionally long marquee, set up behind Goodwood House during three days of Festival of Speed action. The two star Bugattis sat in front of the rostrum, with the seats pushed right up to them, and standing-room-only extended right back to the bar halfway down the tent. High sale was the Bertone-bodied 1954 Aston Martin B onhams' annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale was massive by English standards. It was so large, in fact, that the 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 cabriolet by Bertone, sold at $970,936 Buyer's premium tidy 1989 Ferrari F40 sold for the right $565,912, and although Alfa Montreals have been quietly gathering speed, the tidy metallic red example with mild celebrity ownership went slightly high of market to $49,707, which shows where these baby supercars are heading. Two Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Tourers were on offer, and they achieved 15% on the first $48,027, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.62) Chichester, Sussex, U.K. similar prices despite wildly differing conditions. A 1928 car owned by the same family since 1945 and now showing patina to the point of being tatty made $204,193, and a 1924 car rebodied in the '70s and still in very nice order achieved $217,240, showing that originality still counts for a lot. Following the high sale last year of the legendary Datsun 240Z racer “Big Sam,” DB2/4 cabriolet, briefly owned by legendary British racer Innes Ireland, which sold for $970,936. Only eight were bodied by Bertone, and with just six miles on the clock since its recent restoration, this car was about as perfect as it gets. The Bugattis fared almost as well: The 1925 Type 35B two-seater had been owned by past Bugatti Owners' Club director and editor of Bugantics magazine, Jack Perkins, and was returned to its original two-seater configuration after a long competition career. It fetched $689,181. A 1926 Type 37 Monoposto with rather less provenance (it was on a BOC chassis number) made $315,854. Other notables were the 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 once owned by Paul McCartney (before he was a Sir), which sold for $196,108, and two low-mileage Italians from the Patrick Collection — a 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale, which made $160,889, and a 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe, which sold for $60,513. A 62 Bonhams offered its creator's first modified Super Samuri, always known by the first three digits of its registration number “FFA.” It was in slightly disappointing condition despite long-term enthusiast ownership, but drew $90,450 (see the Race profile, p. 56). A dismantled Bentley R-type Continental kit of parts, with a restored chassis, sold for an astonishing $477,864 — which isn't far off the retail price of an up-and-running example. A '78 Cadillac Seville, rebodied into a '30s-pastiche roadster, failed to sell, though. Don't laugh — far from being a home-made Excalibur, Sales Totals $12m $10m $8m it was beautifully executed and the proportions were spot-on. But perhaps one man's vision was just that. Having almost cleared the board, James Knight, Group Head of Bonhams' Motoring Department, said: “This is one of the best ever Goodwood Festival of Speed sales. The quality of cars attracted multiple bidders on each lot with worldwide interest from both buyers and sellers.” ♦ $6m $4m $2m $0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #471-1924 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Speed Model tourer. S/N 401. Eng. # 397. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 5,689 miles. A 1924 car with 4-wheel brakes and D-type gearbox fitted in 1960. Rebodied to current configuration in the 1970s. Now very nicely mellowed. Radiator surround polished through, seat leather lightly worn and scraped, dash and instruments in nice condition—just how you new. Appealing blue paint over cream leather, chrome wires looking very shiny. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $970,936. At one time famously owned by racer Innes Ireland. Sold today at approximately four times the price of the standard-bodied offering. want them. Last taxed in 1994. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $217,240. The SCM database shows this car sold for $13,143 in 1970 at a Christie's sale in Beaulieu (SCM# 13431). No condition noted, and the car has been rebodied since. It was offered here from an eight-car private collection, and it fetched the right money for a nicely settled in and usable 3 Litre, for only about $10,000 more than lot 409, the rough but long-ownership 1928 car sold earlier in the sale. #409-1928 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Speed Model tourer. S/N ML1524. Eng. # HT1626. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 74,938 miles. Very original but now quite tatty. Aluminum cracked and worn through around doors. Rear leather distressed, front is newer. Motor grubby #474-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental coupe. S/N BC71C. Eng. # BCC70. Black. RHD. Complete kit of parts to build a highly desirable R-type Continental (the one that looks like a '49 Caddy from the rear). Chassis and running gear all restored and body well braced to keep it in shape. A few minor contusions will want sorting, and it will need wiring and trimming, but basically all miles. Very tidy. Excellent interior, engine bay almost concours, shiny underneath. Oddly, front number plate is still bent as shown in catalog photo, but it would be easy to straighten. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,343. Bought at auction in the U.K. in 2008 after restoration in Australia. This was one of three cars offered from a private collection at no reserve, and it managed to go higher than top retail money for a 1500 at present. So, well sold, but a very nice car. #419-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4463R. Metallic green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 44,160 miles. Superbly restored in the early '90s and driven little since. Now with a 4.2-liter engine on three Webers, with brake servo moved to trunk to make room. Interior perfect, engine bay concours. Sitting on Borrani-type Torino wheels and Avon CR28 tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $301,767. Last sold for $241,425 on May 22, 2010, at Bonhams' Works Service sale, showing 43,900 miles (SCM# 162886). The reporter then said, “This DB4 lived much of its life in the forgiving climes of Mexico, before returning to its motherland for concours-level there. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $477,864. Sold for twice what was expected, at nearly the price of a whole one. What was already done had been done well, but the new owner should still expect to shell out another $100k to finish it. The last one of these to sell at auction, a 1955 car by Mulliner, fetched $575,805 recently at RM's 2011 Salon Privé sale in London (SCM# 182293), so the margins on this one looked marginal indeed. #480-1957 MGA roadster. S/N HDR4334965. Eng. # 159DUH1757. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 322 but all there, with recent new crank and rods. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $204,913. Originally a Gurney Nutting saloon, then rebodied, then with one family since 1945. For its below-average condition, the price paid was average for the model. But it would almost be a crime to restore it. TOP 10 No. 3 64 #464-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 drophead coupe. S/N LML506. Eng. # VB6E50337. Metallic blue/cream leather. Odo: 6 miles. Well-known one-off, thoroughly restored and today looking like par for the course for a race car. Only one (Kevlar) seat, standard dash remains, no carpet. Motor and gearbox recently refreshed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,513. Bought at Bonhams' April 2010 Hendon sale for $68,774 (SCM# Sports Car Market restoration. Sale price was absolutely right for such a clean and proper example.” Price paid here was still about right, moving along with the continually buoyant market for David Brown cars. #463-1961 LOTUS ELITE Series II coupe. S/N 1628. Yellow/black fiberglass. RHD. Odo: 4,646 miles. Tidy from ten paces, with a few small stress cracks in body and a chunk out of the back edge of driver's door—

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. 160472) and then raced. Seller was ready to move on and let it go at a market-correct price, ready for this season. #410-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51316R. Eng. # 4001643. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 75,012 miles. Not a barn find, but in the same ownership for 40 years with little mileage in past decade. Dull but not rotten, although left jacking point has collapsed and squashed the rocker. Seats well worn and difficult, but in the end, this was conservatively and well bought. #499-1967 JAGUAR MK II custom con- vertible. S/N 120754DN. White/beige leather with red piping. RHD. Odo: 61,411 miles. Converted from a closed saloon to a convertible. Tidy enough and mindfully done, although new sills have inconsistent profiles. Plump new leather. Obviously few miles covered since the shiny, dash and instruments good. Motor—not the original—is all there but noted to need new clutch. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $407,425. This soared to four times its pre-sale estimate, in keeping with recent barn-find prices. As this was near retail for a fair/restored car, the numbers just didn't stack up. BEST BUY #448-1963 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 879471. Metallic blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 81,222 miles. Looks good and original, but is an older (1991) restoration. Repainted again three years ago and now settling in nicely, with plenty of work over the years. Hot-rodded motor, five-speed Getrag gearbox. Fitted with conversion. But it all begs the question, why? Did a tree fall on it on it? (Bonhams had a spare Mk II roof at its Oxford sale, you know). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,013. An amusing note on which to end the sale. Sold for average saloon money, but given that this effort and expenditure on an average saloon might have made it worth $35k, I'd rather take the average saloon, thanks. #437-1971 RANGE ROVER utility. S/N 35501657A. Green/beige velour. RHD. Odo: 83,437 miles. Very good older restoration. Lacks the usual rot, although tailgate shows one small ding. With original hose-down floor roll bar and harness. Original leather. Rides on D-type wheels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $69,318. The only weak spots here were slightly pitted taillights, but that didn't matter. A fair price for a straight early roadster, so you're effectively getting the performance upgrades for free. Ideal for track days, hillclimbs, etc., but still reasonably discreet. Looked like a good buy. #424-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Volante convertible. S/N DBVC3651R. Eng. # 4003136. Black/red mohair/red leather. RHD. Odo: 35,331 km. Restored in Switzerland from 2000 to 2004 at a cost of $400k (about as much as it takes now). Motor upgraded to Vantage spec. RHD but has a km speedo. Only thing to fault is the too-fat wire wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $495,474. Considering all the recent Aston madness, predicting the price was 66 under the carpets. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,377. Please don't call it an SUV—we don't use that term in the land that invented it. With all the interest in early Rangies, (there are very few left), the price paid for this even had some wind left in it for retail. apparently BRG underneath. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,628. This was the same money as a fair plastic Cobra, and with real Jag underpinnings, it will no doubt fool more people, too. For the price of a poor XKE roadster, no doubt an entertaining plaything. #439-1986 FORD RS200 coupe. S/N SCACXXBJZCGL00156. White/gray & black cloth. RHD. Odo: 1,095 miles. Road refugee of Ford's outlawed Group B rally challenger. In this case, they probably did make the full 200, but converted the redundant 120 or so to road trim to recoup some money when the rally project Museum-displayed and still on its original tires (so best send it straight back into a museum). Sports Car Market rable V8 super-saloon “Baby Bertha,” this actually won more races for Marshall, and was subsequently owned by him from 1978 until his death in 2005, when it was sold by his family. With new series for retro saloon racers popping up everywhere in Europe, this would be welcome anywhere. Sold where expected, at slightly less than the car it was parked next to, lot 428, the first Samuri 240Z. #434-1985 PROTEUS JAGUAR C-TYPE replica roadster. S/N 153462DN. Eng. # ZB2884. Chrome Effect/black leather. RHD. Odo: 83,748 miles. C-type replica from most prolific copier, with MkII identity. Weird heatshrunk “chrome” wrapping over panels—guess it saves polishing the aluminium, although it's #477-1971 VAUXHALL FIRENZA “Old Nail” racer. S/N WBB506. Eng. # 22001. Silver/black and velour. RHD. The famous “Old Nail,” raced and bent in many forms by the late, great Gerry Marshall in partnership with Bill Blydenstein/DTV. Rough and battered, with big flakes of paint and filler peeling off. It has great charisma, although some ‘recommissioning' (as they say) will be required for it to race again. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $76,362. Although it followed the more memo- was canceled. Very low mileage.

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. using BOC chassis and engine. Axles and gearbox said to be original. Beautifully detailed and already taking on some patina. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $315,854. Considering the nonoriginal pieces, the sold price was high. Buyer wanted usability, and he paid a premium for a very usable car. #492-1958 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $203,152. Highest price for an RS200 at auction yet—they're previously been around the $160k mark. Low mileage probably helped here, although none except the rally cars have ever done very much. FRENCH TOP 10 No. 6 #452-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 35B racer. S/N 141. Blue/black leather. RHD. A real 35B (although with a BOC chassis number), found in the U.K. in 1950 without engine or body. Extensively developed and campaigned, then put back to original twoseater configuration and displayed in the Haynes Motor Museum since 1992, so still looks new and shiny. Will need “recommis- S/N HKF2. Eng. # TY736543. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 47,175 miles. The second HK produced. Looks quite depressing at first, but gets better the deeper you probe. Paint rough and chipped, interior nicely aged though doesn't all quite match. New exhaust. Now runs and drives, but doesn't stop. Most impor- motor near concours with factory finishes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $146,801. Strong money for a Conv D due to several factors: First, the condition was superb, and this always counts for 356s; Second, rare Silver Metallic color for this model is highly desired; and, Third, strong currency exchange rates account for some of the difference between U.S.A. and U.K. prices. Market price for this car in this condition and color in the U.K. #441-1969 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N tant, all of the hard-to-source brightwork and trim bits are present. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $53,389. Restoration costs are massive on these, but this was a runner, and it really was better than it looked. Bonhams estimated $45k–$50k, and someone else agreed. Good luck bringing it up the rest of the way. GERMAN #418-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S sioning” (i.e., a complete rebuild), but ought to be competitive in vintage hill climbs. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $689,181. Sold right, although it could easily swallow another $50k–$100k before it's ready to go. Bugattis are a bit like Bentleys with their mix-and-match histories. A guaranteed matching-numbers original would cost twice as much, but this is an accepted car that will be welcome back on the hills. See profile on p. 48. #416-1926 BUGATTI TYPE 37 Grand Prix racer. S/N BC78. Eng. # 79. Black/black leather. RHD. A bitsa, but VSCC-acceptable excellent, and all hand-fettled trim lines up. Leather nearly new, dash excellent. With tools and fitted luggage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $363,401. Injected versions of these are even more valuable, but considering this one's condition, I'd say it sold right on the money. #412-1959 PORSCHE 356A convertible D. S/N 86005. Silver/black leather. Odo: 888 km. Slightly more civilized version of the Speedster. Excellent all around, following res- 68 Sports Car Market Cabriolet A. S/N 00044152. Metallic maroon/off-white double duck/cream leather. Odo: 44 miles. Uses the dry-sump Gullwing engine, but with carbs rather than fuel injection. Excellently restored in the U.S. 20 years ago, recently refreshed. Now with good paint and all correct finishes on the engine. Plating is 119200582. Signal Orange/black/white cloth. RHD. Odo: 39,599 miles. Really nice 2-liter E, with good fit and no rot. Retains original houndstooth interior. Rusty old exhaust, although oil pipes are OK. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT toration in U.K. in 2003 before being shipped to Ibiza and hardly used. Seat leather unworn, $49,707. This was said to be one of only 52 RHD cars built for export to the U.K. It had been restored by a marque specialist and was very appealing. Sale price was market correct for an early 911 this nice. #457-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304422014022. White/black/black leather. RHD. Appears clean, tidy and original, with chrome all good and fresh paint in the wheelarches. White isn't the most flattering color on these, even if it is the new black. Includes hard top, soft top, and “280 SL” registration number. No history documented before 1976. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. $113,343. The only possible explanation for this car soaring twice over its estimate was that registration number. In the U.K., it goes with the car, but can also be transferred, leading to a lively trade in “interesting” tags. I'd have estimated the value of “280 SL” as somewhere in the area of $15,000, but the hammer price suggests that at least two people really had to have it. Well sold. ITALIAN #459-1966 LANCIA FLAMINIA Zagato Super Sport coupe. S/N 826232002111. Metallic blue/red leather. In super order following restoration in the not-too-distant past, and with more recent fettling by the right specialists in the U.K. Seats and carpets unmarked, engine bay tidy and clean with all the right finishes. Said to be one of 150 made. Cond: 1-. driver's seat a little worn with one small hole in leather. H4s and Borranis. Appealing and usable. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $196,108. Famously owned by Mr. Paul McCartney (before he was knighted). Sold at the expected expensive money, pricey for a 350/400 GT. Still nowhere near the price of a Daytona, but catching up. #482-1971 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 14807. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 24,558 miles. Restored in the early 1990s and paint still shiny. Original interior still in good shape, although dash top has faded to brown. Bob Houghton stickers lend confidence and point to ongoing upkeep, but aging Goodrich tires on front don't. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,255. SOLD AT $178,499. Previously offered but not sold for a top bid of €130k (about what was paid here including commission) at Bonhams' Monaco auction a few weeks before (SCM# 180069). It was bought slightly light here by a well-known London dealer who immediately retailed it for $65k over his cost. Not bad for an afternoon's work. #415-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 10653. Eng. # 07433. Red/tan leather. Good and sharp. Straight body and nice paint following bare-metal repaint ten years ago. Sits right on Borranis, with factory a/c in unmarked Offered from the same small no-reserve collection as the MGA. Last sold at auction by Bonhams at the 2004 Beaulieu Autojumble for $55,890 (SCM# 35364) in cond 1- with 24,502 miles. So it had done 56 miles in seven years, and let's just hope the mechanicals didn't waste away due to lack of exercise. The seller nearly doubled his money. #495-1974 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N 1440252. Red/black leather/red carpets. RHD. Odo: 55,802 miles. Straight and tidy. Restored more than 15 years ago. Vented side panels still not rusty, all vulnerable frontal trim parts still in place. Very nice interior, dash top good and original. On original wheels. interior, plus tools and manual. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $275,352. Supplied to the U.S., then to England via Italy and Holland in 2009. Sold on the money, and the trade will love this with all the extra trinkets—even if they're not the originals. #423-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 1141. Eng. # 1139. Maroon/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 45,422 miles. One of a tiny number imported to U.K. when new and con- 70 curbs always get them. Leather slightly used, but nothing serious. Appropriate Irish reg goes with the car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,513. This had been in the Patrick Collection, which accumulated low-mileage and otherwise pristine examples of contemporary cars until thin-outs and sell-offs in the 2000s. A few miles had obviously been put on since, however. Sold about double the $30k market rate for no reason that I could identify. Sports Car Market almost like new, with very low miles. Panel fit a bit variable, as per factory. Recent belt service. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $160,889. Cost £44,950 ($71,959) when new, and is only twice that now. A real period piece, although too nice to make into a rally car, and adding miles to the odo won't help resale either. The Ford RS200, its period competitor and lot 439 at this sale, out performed it today by a margin of $40k. #408-1990 ALFA ROMEO SZ coupe. S/N ZAR162000300077. Eng. # 139420000051. Red/matte black aluminum/tan leather. Odo: 3,580 miles. A V6 75 under the skin, with dramatic (well, it seemed very dramatic in 1989) composite body by Zagato. Fewer than 1,000 made. Very tidy and unscuffed, although a with couple of grazes under the cheeks where the verted to RHD by coachbuilder Hooper. Tidy older restoration, with chrome well burnished, Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,707. Formerly owned (and bent) by Simon and Yasmin Le Bon of Duran Duran fame. By some strange anomaly, these are the cheapest '70s baby Italian supercars at the moment, and this one sold almost twice over its bottom estimate, which is where these cars should be. Perhaps the revival has started... RHD cars don't suffer steering box failures so readily, either. #427-1986 LANCIA DELTA S4 Stradale coupe. S/N 117. Red/orange Alcantara. Odo: 2,192 km. The Stradale was the road version of the Group B S4 rally car, built and sold to scrape through homologation (or to use up redundant ones after Group B was banned in '86, depending on your point of view). Nothing like an Integrale underneath. Condition of this one

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. TOP 10 No. 10 #479-2004 PAGANI ZONDA C12 S convertible. S/N ZA9C820C110F76041. Pink/black leather. RHD. An unusual confection for a Bonhams Goodwood sale. One of only 40 C12 S 7.3 convertibles made, sent back to the factory in 2008 for overhaul and upgrade to high-performance “F” spec. After that, obviously not driven much, as is still like RHD. The first Z that ex-Broadspeed engine tuner Spike Anderson bought and modified himself. Variously modded and raced over the years, but always a road car. Presented in latest ration by a U.K. specialist. Looks straight and proper, and everything lines up probably slightly better than it did from the factory. Interior perfect, including weird rollbarmounted belts. Sits on right Polyglas GTs. new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $513,083. The price paid here was what a like-new Zonda goes for. The pink-and-black livery was surprisingly appealing and evidently did not scare off the interested bidders. Correctly bought. JAPANESE #428-1973 DATSUN 240Z Super Samuri “FFA” coupe. S/N HS30100992. Eng. # L28357616. Red & bronze/red & black velour. spec with 2.8 motor. Now a little sad and tatty with rusty valances and corroded engine, but interior OK. Still with Colombia sticker on back window, from when Anderson met his future wife. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $90,450. The $121k achieved by this car's racer sister “Big Sam” at Bonhams' Silverstone auction last June obviously persuaded the owner to part with it. You're paying a lot for history and charisma here, as it's a huge price for a slightly tatty old Z. See profile on p. 56. AMERICAN #429-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R483162. Competition vinyl. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Just out of restoOrange/black Engine uprated to 400 hp. First registered in U.K. in 1989. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $129,191. Said to once have been Carroll Shelby's driver (as they all seem to be), this sold for only a little more than a same-year GT350 in similar order recently got, and for about $40k less than a ‘68 equivalent changed hands for in the retail market last year, so I'd say a good deal for the buyer—although the seller would not have found it an easy car to shift in the U.K. Last appears in our database as being sold by Coys in 1985 for $42,384 (SCM# 5289). © October 2011 71

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI The Inn at St. John's In terms of layout, comfort, and room to grow, the new location was clearly a step in the right direction for both RM and the concours Company RM Auctions Date July 30, 2011 Location Plymouth, MI Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 60/70 Sales rate 86% Sales total $7,646,700 High sale 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas “Ghost Car” 4-door sedan — $308,000 Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics T he Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's, formerly known as the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, moved this year after 31 years at Meadow Brook Hall. Along with the change in location, this year's concours also included an opportunity on Friday for participants to take their cars out for a spin around Michigan International Speedway. As I walked through the auction preview Plymouth, MI 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich, sold at $1,100,000 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices disappoint. The catalog sale featured everything from a nicely prepared 1951 Crosley Hot Shot Roadster, making a strong showing at $19,800, to some very affordable British sports cars. Specifically, a very clean 1974 Triumph TR6 hammered down at $17,600, and a nicely prepared 1957 MGA coupe achieved its low sale estimate of $22,000. Several exceptional cars from the Don Kizziar Collection were also offered. Most notably, a red on red 1958 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Fiesta Station Wagon with Tri-Power and three speed manual transmission sold at the middle estimate of $52,500. A handsome 1930 Cadillac Sixteen Madame X Club Sedan on Friday, I overhead it said several times that “…this venue is much nicer than Meadow Brook.” Although I live only 10 minutes from the former estate of Matilda Dodge Wilson, and an hour from St. Johns, I have to agree—in terms of layout, comfort, and room to grow, the new location was clearly a step in the right direction for both RM and the concours. Located west of Detroit, St. Johns Provincial Seminary originally opened in the late 1940s and went about the business of training theologians. The seminary remained open until the late 1980s, when, presumably due to lack of interest, it closed its doors. After several years sitting dormant, the Cardinal Maida of the Archdiocese of Detroit decided to redevelop the property as a resource for diocesan youth and families. Doors reopened in 1994, and the property was further developed in 1998 and 2000 to include a center for corporate and social conferences, as well as a golf course. Finally, 2005 and 2006 brought the addition of the Grande Ballroom and a 118 room luxury hotel. This year's offering of fine automobiles did not 72 made a nice showing in yellow and black two tone paint, and exceeded the high estimate of $120,000 by $28,500. Another interesting offering was the “Ghost Car” built by Pontiac in 1939. The Plexiglas-bodied car was featured in the 1939–1940 New York World's Fair, and, in spite of the rough condition, made an impressive $308,000. By far the star of the show was the very original 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan with coachwork by Dietrich. It was formerly owned by Al Jolson and sold just under the high estimate at $1,100,000. Rob Meyers and company should be very proud of their inaugural event at St. John's; auctioneer Max Girardo was brilliant, moving the auction along in his usual engaging and personable fashion. And although the company's Monterey auction may still be the biggest RM event of the summer, I think St. John's is a fitting evolution of the old Meadow Brook sale, and I expect it to become the go-to Michigan catalog event in the future. ♦ Sales Totals $2m $4m $6m $8m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI ENGLISH #169-1957 AUSTIN A35 2-dr sedan. S/N A2S5LHCS44945. Black & silver/red leather. miles. Beautiful black-and-silver paint over very good preparation. All chrome and stainless as-new. Interior very neat and tidy, as is the engine bay, except for the Interstate battery, which looks totally out of place. Driver's door since restoration. Micro-scratching in paint. Bumper chrome a little thin, with big, ugly rubber bumperettes. Nicely presented interior with good dash wood. Clean, tidy engine bay. Equipped with 4-speed manual transmission and overdrive. Wears redline tires on factory steel rims with caps and beauty rings. British Motor Heritage Certificate included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,600. Note to seller: use the vinyl protectorant sparingly otherwise it looks like you're trying to hide something. This TR6 had the right color combination and desirable overdrive, and was well bought under the $20k low estimate. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 7 #139-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL coupe. S/N 1980404500143. Metallic silver-grey/red leather. Odo: closes hard, but that could be because the weatherstripping is new and stiff. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,000. Exceeded the $30k high estimate by 10%, but it was worth it. Very well presented, well bought, and well sold. #124-1957 MGA coupe. S/N CM604889. White/green leather. Odo: 56,567 miles. Nice paint, silver Minilites unmarked. Right door out at bottom, trunk fit rather poor. Very nicely detailed engine bay and interior. Cond: 1-. nothing objectionable. Engine compartment looks driver-grade, if not grungy. Fitted with Rudge knockoffs. Cond: 67,531 miles. Good paint, driver-quality chrome and stainless. Welting starting to come unraveled on ends of fender spears. Cracked window gaskets. Interior has just minor wear— with the 356A cars in late 1956, which make the cars much better to drive and add durability as well as lower running costs. This one's bland colors were not to everyone's taste, and as the prices are way off their highs before the crash, buyers can be picky. May do better at another venue, but the high bid was a fair value in today's market. AMERICAN #167-1935 FORD MODEL 40 Town Car. S/N 9065. Beige & brown/black leather & tan cloth. Paint shows chips and cracks. Joint cracks visible under paint on wood door frames. Chrome plating thin in spots. Interior presentable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. The only Ford recognized as a full CCCA classic, and this one was said to be a Greenwich Most Elegant Car award-winner in the early 2000s. $49,500 for a custom-bodied car sounds like a good deal to me. TOP 10 No. 5 2-. SOLD AT $676,500. Fitted with a replacement “factory spare” engine at some point and claimed to have some vague German race history. This one looked like an all-around fair deal. SOLD AT $22,000. Said to have been restored six years ago and looking totally fresh, there wasn't much to knock on this car. Sale price looked like good buy, a little over the $20k low estimate. #102-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF16022U. Eng. # CF16176UE. Pimento Red/black miles. Claimed to have driven just 500 miles vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 38,241 #130-1955 PORSCHE 356 Speedster. S/N 81009. Eng. # 60104. Ivory White/black canvas/maroon leather. Odo: 59,333 miles. Restored six years ago. Decent paint shows some minor flaws, driver's door closes hard. Nice maroon leather interior, one small crack in dash. VDO gauges look very nice. Kardex certificate confirms matching numbers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $147,500. This was a nicely presented example, probably worth the high bid. Early Speedsters, known as “pre-As,” are a bit of an acquired taste, as they do not have the suspension or engine upgrades that came October 2011 up very well, with Pilot Ray running lights. Extremely nice interior. Very well detailed engine mechanicals. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $704,000. This car had a long chain of ownership going back to L.H. McCormick of Chicago, IL, in 1929, with a documented history of the mechanical and cosmetic enhancements along the way. Sale price $46k short of the low $750k estimate seemed fair. #122-1930 PACKARD 734 Speedster runabout. S/N 184089. Eng. # 184058. Twotone red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 30 miles. Flawless red two-tone paint and gleaming 73 #140-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J Convertible Berline. S/N 2307. Eng. # J288. Maroon & black/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 77,952 miles. Paint starting to show minor cracking; otherwise very nice. Exceptional wood on running boards and surrounding the gas tank. Chrome holding

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI brightwork make a stunning combination. Fitted with dual side-mounts and Trippe lights. Very nice leather interior. Left taillight gasket cracked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $187,000. The Hemmings Book of Prewar Chryslers, but now just drive and enjoy it. I don't see a lot of room for value to go up from here. #154-1935 DESOTO AIRFLOW 4-dr sedan. S/N 5085100. Yellow/light brown cloth. Odo: 73,229 miles. New paint over some sketchy prep. Nice chrome, except for blistering in windshield-surround. Door fit off at left rear. Glass showing some delamination. Nice rubber on running boards. Spartan interior The catalog described the restoration as “completed some years ago.” With only 30 miles driven since, I wondered if there were any issues from lack of use. What appears to be the same car sold at RM's 2005 Meadow Brook sale $211,750 (SCM# 71128, although no S/N noted) for a loss of almost $25k in just six years. Another very similar car sold at Meadow Brook 2007 for $121,000 (SCM# 74377). I'll call this one well sold today. TOP 10 No. 2 #155-1932 PACKARD TWIN SIX Individual Custom Convertible Sedan. S/N 900245. Two-tone blue/tan canvas/blue leather. Restored in 1960s, paint now showing its age with many cracks, but a very attractive color combination. Chrome trim pieces holding up well. Interior wear commensurate with age of restoration; minor cracking in wood trim. Engine bay nicely detailed. Said to be one of two known surviving examples. Originally purchased by entertainer Al Jolson where our reporter described it as having a “muddled history.” This beautiful car was originally fitted with Convertible Sedan coachwork by Derham; later, Walton Body Shop in Denver was commissioned to build a more “sporting” body. Bill Harrah acquired the incomplete project... And so on. Suffice it to say, this will never crack the big Duesie price point. Today it was just a very nice car at a reasonable price. in 1932 for $6,600. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,100,000. The car was apparently in storage in Los Angeles from 1940 to 1960, due to some sort of engine failure, then purchased and restored by Harold Crosby. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1963, the car took best in class, American Classic Open. At just a sliver under the $1.15m high estimate, I'll call it well sold for condition, with the big price attributed to overall rarity rather than the Al Jolson association. #121-1933 CADILLAC SIXTEEN limou- sine. S/N 5000066. Black/tan cloth. Odo: 29,616 miles. Other than some minor cracking, very nice paint with good panel fit. Nice chrome bits. Beautiful interior with exceptional wood trim. Engine bay very tidy. Said to be one of 32 originally built in this bodystyle. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $159,500. The buyer paid a very reasonable price for a low-mile V16 Cadillac. 74 #146-1935 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL AIRFLOW C2 coupe. S/N C23227. Putty Beige/brown mohair. Odo: 72,008 miles. Paint cracking at roof, cowl, and right front fender. Chrome and stainless present well. Interior just OK, with button hanging off driver's seat and some wood grain painted. Engine bay nothing NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Said to have been owned by MGM VP/GM Edgar “Eddie” Mannix and used by Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh while filming Gone With the Wind. Records show it was sold at Barrett Jackson's 1993 Scottsdale sale for $185,000 with about 2,000 fewer miles (SCM# 13474). If the high bid was any reflection of the market, those were some expensive miles. I don't disagree it was worth more money today, but I believe it's on a downward arc. #113-1937 CORD BEVERLY 812 4-dr to celebrate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. This was a 20-year-old restoration coming undone. A former Greenwich Concours d'Elegance participant and the cover car for sedan. S/N 32157S. Eng. # FC2936. Cadet Gray/dark blue cloth. Odo: 18,036 miles. Restoration done in 1968 holding up well, considering it was 40-plus years ago. Paint thin Sports Car Market Time will tell where the market is destined for cars like these, but today it looked like a good buy, nearly reaching the $160k high estimate. #143-1934 DUESENBERG MODEL J Boattail Speedster. S/N 2159. Eng. # J134. Cream & orange/tan canvas/caramel leather. Nice paint in very attractive color combination. Chrome a little thin on grille-surround, trim bits otherwise quite nice. Dual soft-cover sidemounts. Superb interior and engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $506,000. Last sold by RM in April 2007 from the Ponder Collection in Marshall, TX, for $660,000 (SCM# 44873), shows some water stains on door pillar. Driverquality engine detail. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. A concept ahead of its time, one of these achieved 22 mpg in a cross-country road test back in the day. Not a lot of money to get in, not much more to make it right. This price looked spot-on or slightly well bought. #157-1937 CADILLAC SERIES 90 Custom Imperial limousine. S/N 5130313. Black/black vinyl/black leather & brown mohair. Odo: 34,317 miles. Paint showing cracks, blisters and touch-ups. Nice chrome and stainless. Ripples under vinyl top above rain gutters. Fitted with dual hard-cover side-mount spares. Exceptional woodwork in beautiful interior. Clean, well presented engine bay. Cond: 3.

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI and chipped in spots. Weatherstrips dried out and cracked. Driver-quality exterior brightwork. Nicely presented engine bay. rior and engine compartment. Fitted with Trippe driving lights, dual hard-cover sidemounts, luggage rack, and rumble seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. I thought this car was nearly as nice as lot 136, the superb Twelve Coupe Roadster. While the body style wasn't as sporty, this one does have twelve cylinders, and it is a two-door convertible. Looked like a good buy. #137-1939 LINCOLN MODEL K con- Cond: 3. SOLD AT $66,000. A mutiple awardwinner in the mid-1980s, this coffin nose equipped with Schwitzer-Cummins centrifugal supercharger came up just a bit short of the $70k low estimate. Drive and enjoy it. Restoration may be an option down the road if there is an upswing in value; otherwise leave it be. A bit of a good buy on this one. #136-1937 PACKARD TWELVE coupe roadster. S/N 906287. Dark blue/blue cloth/red leather. Odo: 22,076 miles. Flawless paint, except for a small blister on grille-surround. Very nice chrome and stainless trim. Rubber appears new on running boards and rumble seat steps. Top and interior without fault. Fitted with lug- vertible sedan. S/N K9552. Royal Maroon/tan canvas/blue leather & poudre bleu broadcloth. Odo: 3,506 miles. Paint severely cracked, crazed, and flaking. Fitted with dual side-mount spares and Trippe lights. Interior shows minimal wear. Driver-quality engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $297,000. This one-of-one custom was prepared as the 1939 Canadian Royal one of 35 built for export to Mexico. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. According to the catalog, past Mexican owners included “a high ranking government official and a noted celebrity,” but further details were not offered, the Michigan buyers didn't seem overly impressed. With the high bid coming in considerably well South of the $300k low estimate, I agree with the seller's decision to hold out for more. Tour Car for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Following the tour, the car resided at the Henry Ford Museum. It was used again on Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Day in June of 1953 and once more for the 1959 Royal Tour by the Queen and Prince Phillip. Last sold for $385,000 at RM's 2003 Detroit sale (SCM# 36386); as the relevance of the royal family declines, so will the value of this car. #156-1939 PONTIAC DELUXE SIX gage rack. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. This was one stunning Packard. The other 1938 Twelve offered here (lot 144) may not have been as nice, but it wasn't far off, and it sold for $165k, short of the $175k low estimate. There may be more money out there for this one but it is worth the cost to find it? #144-1938 PACKARD TWELVE con- vertible coupe. S/N 11392020. Eng. # A600481. Chinese Red/tan cloth/red leather. Ten-year-old paint still shows well, as do the shiny trims. Top in good condition, as is inte- Plexiglas “Ghost Car” 4-dr sedan. S/N 3113436. Clear/brown cloth. Body crazed, cracked, cracked, and cracked some more; broken and repaired with cello tape in spots, one chunk from a fender is stapled in place. Visible internals, engine bay and interior condition commensurate with age. Sold on Bill of restored 5,000 miles ago (4,100 showing) and reportedly scored 99 points for a Senior Division First in Class at the Classic Car Club of America Michigan meet in July 2001. Coming in mid-estimate ($75k–$100k) with a ten-year-old restoration is a pretty good showing; fair deal both ways. #138-1942 FORD SUPER DELUXE #166-1942 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 6267D. Red/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 4,101 miles. Nice paint shows a few touch-ups. Panel fit OK, doors could use some attention. Good chrome, stainless, and pot metal bits. Very nice interior. Tidy engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $93,500. Said to have been #135-1941 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT 180 Victoria convertible. S/N 14292011. Eng. # CD503285D. Sand Beige/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 87,014 miles. OK paint, slight drip on left rear fender, some fisheyes evident. Good panel gaps. Driver-quality chrome and stainless, door handle loose on driver's side. Interior very appealing with attractive Art Deco dash. Properly presented engine bay. Said to be Sale. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $308,000. Developed by GM and chemical engineers Rohm & Haas for display at the 1939–1940 New York Worlds Fair to showcase the recently developed Plexiglas technology. A truly unique piece. If collecting is about having something no one else does, this car was well bought. 76 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI woodie wagon. S/N 186771494. Dark blue/black vinyl/brown leather. Paint shows orangepeel and some prep issues. Chrome trim thin in spots. Decent wood inside and out. Door handles loose. Very nice interior. Driver-grade engine detail. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,000. Sold in the middle of the $80k-$100k pre-sale estimate range. As lesser car have changed hands for over $100k, call this one a good buy. #120-1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL coupe. S/N H330568. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 18,256 miles. Appears to be an older restoration. Paint has some cracking at sail panel transition to trunk. Good rubber and weatherstripping bits. Nice interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. Catalog description had a dash, and seats. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $57,750. Considering the rarity of the car, the sale price just over the $55k low estimate looked like a good buy, even with the rough exterior wood. There should be some money to be made on this one. #171-1951 CROSLEY HOT SHOT road- ster. S/N VC302278. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 39,723 miles. Nice red paint, good cloth top. Chrome (what there is of it) is shiny and bright. Spartan interior presents quite well. lot to say about the Lincoln Continental coupe, but not a great deal of information on this specific car, and concern over potential lack-ofuse issues was not insignificant. It was another one that will be a good buy if the mechanicals check out OK. If not, the new owner could be upside-down in a hurry. #107-1948 NASH AMBASSADOR convertible. S/N R500119. Strato Blue/tan canvas/blue & tan cloth. Odo: 90,987 miles. Restored in 1980s. Minor paint chipping around cowl. Nice panel fit, though closing the hood squarely is like wrestling your brother for the last biscuit. Decent bright bits with minor pitting and scratches, driver door handle loose. Decent engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,800. I must admit, these are not my cup of tea. Hot Shots are kind of like glorified gocarts, but then again I must admit, this one was very nicely presented. Well sold. #117-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 536275127. Aztec Red/black canvas/red & white leather. Odo: 389 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 20-year-old restoration holding up well. Good panel fit, nice paint with minor chips around the cowl, very nice chrome and stainless. Gold plating on hood “V” wearing thin, Excellent Dried out weatherstripping at trunk. From the Kizziar Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,750. This was a nicely equipped car in a desirable color combination, and the restoration was holding up well, considering the age. Prices for these have been all over the map for the last few years, with one selling for $104,500 at RM's Meadow Brook sale in 2005 (SCM# 42421). This price, just over the $35k high estimate, looked correct if not a slightly good deal. 78 minor windshield interior. Includes parade delamination. boot. brightwork. Good soft rubber bits. Nice interior with very nice dash pad. Clean engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,250. The lack of use may have held this one back, as it was basically a mechanical unknown. If the mechanicals do all check out, this was indeed well bought, almost ten grand below the $50k low estimate. #118-1953 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA con- vertible. S/N 539M41972. Red & white/white canvas/red & white leather. Odo: 95 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint chipped on front of hood, rub-through on trunk. Excellent chrome and stainless. Crack in windshield, driver's door closes hard. Very nice interior. Driver-quality engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT #127-1949 CHRYSLER ROYAL woodie wagon. S/N 700051011. Fog Green/brown imitation alligator. Very nice paint in attractive color combination. Good chrome and stainless trim. Exterior wood in slightly rough shape. Right rear door fit way off, with visible gaps when door is closed. Very nice interior wood, Offered at no reserve from the Kizziar Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $148,500. This was a first-place winner in the Cadillac/ LaSalle Club national competition in 1996. It looked like a desirable, nicely equipped car, but I would be a bit concerned about the lack of mileage over the last 20 years. But if everything checks out mechanically, no harm done here. #111-1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- ible. S/N 539M44930. Red/black canvas/red & white leather. Odo: 424 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Showing only 424 miles, presumably from restoration completed in '92. Minor chips and cracks in paint on front of hood. Even, consistent panel fit. Show-quality $143,000. Another low-mile Kizziar Collection car that was the recipient of a body-off restoration in 1990. It earned 999 out of a possible 1,000 points at the 1997 Olds Centennial Celebration, for first place. Again, if everything checks out mechanically, loads of upside potential on this one. Well bought. #123-1953 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 26782691. Polaris Blue/white canvas/turquoise & white leather. Odo: 44,000 miles. 327-ci I8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice paint and good brightwork, although plating a bit thin on one of the rear quarter-panel spears. Good Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI panel fit, left door closes hard. Very nice interior. Nicely detailed engine bay, but the springs #165-1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN 2-dr hard top. S/N 56971154. Eng. # 440335. Crème, Scottish Heather & gray/red & white leather & jacquard cloth. Odo: 84,940 miles. 374-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Said to have had a “partial repaint” in 2006. Looks great in desirable color combination. Chrome, stainless, and pot metal bits all in good shape. Slight droop straight body. Very cool color combination. Nothing to fault with the interior. Superbly detailed engine compartment. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $135,000. Advertised as just coming off a four-year frame-off restoration. At $15k below the very optimistic $150k low estimate, the high bid should have got this deal done. These trade pretty regularly around $100k. #115-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 2-dr don't hold the hood up. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $93,500. Said to have had a frame-up restoration, although it's not clear when. The car was sold recently at RM's November 2010 Gainesville, GA, sale for $77,000 (SCM# 168359). An 18% increase in 9 months is much better than the stock market. Well sold. roadster. S/N E54S004559. Pennant Blue/beige #164-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE cloth/beige vinyl. Odo: 40,209 miles. 235-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Paint and fiberglass surface surface are both pretty well shot. Chrome showing some pitting. Top fits poorly, interior OK. Driver-quality engine when driver's door is opened. Very nicely done interior with reversible seat cushions. Well detailed engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,250. Said to be a multiple Packard Club and Packards International award-winner, this was a time machine presentation of a very desirable mid-fifties cruiser. A good buy. BEST BUY #145-1957 stainless CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N 5770092463. Black/brushed steel/black & white leather. Odo: 38,420 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Paint very nice, but has some buffing swirls and crack in left rear fin. Stainless top needs a rub- compartment. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $68,750. The auctioneer had counted down to “one” at a price of $40k when another bid came along and suddenly got everything going again. It looked like a lot of money for a car with needs. Well sold. #129-1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 56991056. Black/black Haartz cloth/black & tan leather. Odo: 18,762 miles. 374-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Said to be a restoration from the ground up with $25k spent on brightwork alone. Flawless paint, chrome, out, but shiny trim is otherwise very nice. Clean, presentable engine bay. Minor glass delamination. Beautiful, well equiped interior with a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,500. Selling more than $12k below the low estimate, this was one hell of a good deal. These cars regularly trade for well over $100k. #125-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E75104676. Aztec Copper/white canvas/white leather. 283-ci 283hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Other than some fit issues with right door and trunk lid, a nice and stainless. Beautiful fresh interior with reversible seat cushions. One of 16 reportedly delivered with factory a/c. Multiple awardwinner. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $101,750. This beautiful car missed its $125k low estimate by $23k. You couldn't build it for this kind of money. Well bought. 80 than a wavy driver's door panel, the Spartan (for the period) interior shows well. Engine bay nice and tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,500. A rare station wagon with supercharger—you've got to love that package. Sold almost bullseye in the middle of the $50k–$75k pre-sale estimate for a market-correct price. Well bought and sold. #110-1958 OLDSMOBILE 88 Holiday Fiesta wagon. S/N 587K14453. Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 5,244 miles. 371-ci V8, 3x2- Sports Car Market cracking. Very nice original interior. Driverquality engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,500. Strong money for a hard top '57 Fairlane, but the “F code” Paxton supercharger option (said to be just 27 Fairlanes so equipped), separated this one from the pack. Selling almost 20 grand below the very optimistic low estimate of $90,000, I'd call this a fair deal both ways. #134-1957 PACKARD CLIPPER Country Sedan wagon. S/N 57L5701. Gold & white/gold leather & black & white cloth. Odo: 25,081 miles. 289-ci V8, supercharger, auto. Good paint showing minor chips. Trim presents well, other than some kinks acquired during installation. Cracked window gaskets. Other hard top. S/N F7FV306382. White/blue & white cloth & vinyl. Odo: 86,000 miles. 312-ci supercharged V8, 3-sp. OK older respray showing some crack and drips. Decent chrome and stainless with some minor pitting in pot metal bits. Glass showing delamination and a pretty severe chip. Some rubber dried and

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RM Auctions Plymouth, MI bbl, 3-sp. Given a body off restoration in 1987 and still holding up well. Paint shows minor chipping, micro-blisters, and scratches. Chrome and stainless trim present very well. #141-1962 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 2-dr hard top. S/N 626T01399. Chariot Red/silver/silver & gray vinyl. Odo: 35,722 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good paint. Chrome, stainless, and big brushed aluminum side trim show well except for some installation kinks. Respectable panel fit; hood sits high Some cracking in glass-surround rubber. Glass starting to show delamination. Nice interior has minor wear, including some cracks in steering wheel. Equipped with factory optional a/c, power steering, power front seat, Trans- Portable AM Radio, windshield visor, and fender skirts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,250. This well equipped former award-winner sold squarely mid-estimate ($40k-$60k). Given the rarity and equipment, it looked pretty well bought. #148-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convert- ible. S/N 8413177100. Black/tan canvas/tan leather. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Flawless black paint, decent panel fit, exceptional chrome and stainless. Well detailed engine compartment housing a cross ram dual 4-barrel 392 Hemi. Beautiful interior. Horn pad missing from left spoke of steering wheel. Cond: 1-. in the left front. Minor delamination in vent glass. Spotless interior in unusual color combination. Very well detailed engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. The very good options and cool color combination brought strong money, but I can't say it wasn't worth it. Looked like a good deal to me. #101-1976 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 60 Special 4-dr sedan. S/N 6B69S6Q180891. Gray/black vinyl/gray velour. Odo: 48,356 miles. Good paint could use a buffing. Exterior trim nice. Interior features high-pile shag carpet, carpeted foot rests, and 8-track player with collection of tapes. Equipped with Prestige Brougham equipment package, 133” wheel- SOLD AT $165,000. A very similar car sold at RM Amelia Island in March 2007 for $198,000 (SCM# 73491). Four years later, this one at $10k under the $165k low estimate still looks like pretty strong money, but I'll call it a fair deal all around. base, automatic level control, and power everything. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,800. Sold by the original owner, this was one sweet, low-miles land yacht for not a lot of money. Whether you're taking the ladies out for a night on the town, or piling in all your buddies and heading to deer camp, or both, this will have plenty of room for everyone, and more then enough style to go around. A lot of fun to be had at a very low price—well bought. © 82 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Automobiles Sur Les Champs The first important lots were tough, but things recovered well, and 43 of the 66 available cars changed hands in the following four hours Company Artcurial Motorcars Date June 13, 2011 Location Paris, France Auctioneers Maître Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold / offered 43/66 Sales rate 65% Sales total $7,590,967 High sale 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 sold at $1,133,053 Buyer's premium 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 — $1,133,053 Report and photos by Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics A couple years back, Artcurial's annual schedule included just the Rétromobile sale, accounting for between $3m and $5m, as well as “Spring” and “Autumn” garage sales, each bringing around $2m. 2010 introduced a new major event with the Le Mans Classic, accounting for $3.8m of the company's annual revenue. 2010's spring sale brought just over $8m, and for 2011, the momentum continued, with $7.6m worth of cars sold. The sale took place in a luxurious reception room of Artcurial's headquarters at the end of the Champs Elysées in Paris, while the cars were exhibited in the building's garage, covered with red carpet for the occasion. The first important lots were tough, but things recovered well, and 43 of the 66 available cars changed hands in the following four hours. The highlight of the sale was the Jean Serre collec- tion, which consisted of seven significant automobiles in unrestored condition, all offered at no reserve. The star car from the Jean Serre collection was the Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that was in fully original, driver-level condition, with several visible rust bubbles and only 26,284 miles on the (uncertified) odometer. It was the high sale at $1.1m, and is leaving France. Freshly restored automobiles also drew good results here. Chief among these was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that brought $752k, thanks to its fitted luggage and its gorgeous black and red livery. 84 15% up to $215,310, 10% after, included in sold prices ($1.00=€0.70) The fascinating Art-Deco-to-the-extreme 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Paris, FRA convertible by Letourneur & Marchand made $647k. It can be back on the road, as-is, with pride despite the wear of time, after a mechanical refurbishment. Not so for the 1937 Hispano-Suiza J12 town car by Franay, the town car French specialist. Despite being incredibly sound, it will require more complete recommissioning. But, for only $262k, this was exclusivity at reasonable price. All these cars sold very well, but the 1933 Bugatti Type 46 DemiBerline by VanVooren that was let go at $299k against a $425k low estimate was easily the best buy of the event. Even the lower-grade 1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.9L, partially restored in the U.S. but far from mint, blew its $57k high estimate at a final sales price of $81k. Clearly, unrestored automobiles are in strong demand. Another example was the run-ofthe-mill 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE, resprayed and mechanically refreshed but with a complete original and dry interior, and a complete history file. At $206k, it was only $50k cheaper than the fully restored 250 GTE Artcurial sold at Rétromobile four months ago. And there was a lot more than $50k worth of invoices separating the two examples. For Artcurial, this event represented sig- Sales Totals nificant growth, with a final total not far from what is usually achieved at their Rétromobile sale each year. With more and more sales popping up on the company's annual calendar, it's clear they're quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in Europe, and I expect we'll be seeing more and more top-level cars heading to Paris in the coming years. ♦ $2m $4m $6m $8m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 No Sale

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Artcurial Paris, FRA skiff. S/N 6920. Eng. # M452902972. Black fabric aluminum/red leather. RHD. ENGLISH #249-1928 INVICTA TYPE NLC 4.5L & Legendary Invicta Meadows engine largest form, propelling a well proportioned lightweight skiff. Three-seat coachwork with cycle fenders built in the 1960s on a regular (not S) chassis. Today in good touring condition. Delicate aluminum hood. Little history, but new, nothing to fault. A gorgeous open grand tourer. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $98,198. These are not rare, as quite a few were built, and most are still around in very good condition. As such, I will say well sold. A similar one sold in 2008 for $60,500 at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale (SCM# 134106). runs very strong and presents as entirely sound. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $156,200. Lowchassis Invictas are blue-chip collectibles that go for $500k-plus. This offered the chance to experience the Meadows engine and Invicta name for a lot less. Missed the low estimate by $50k. #237-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I torpedo. S/N 94FH. Eng. # QM25. Light brown/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 2,450 miles. One of approximately 2,200 Phantom I chassis built from 1926 to 1929. Original coachwork replaced at some time with a well-done Barkerstyle light torpedo, then used extensively, including in the 1998 Louis Vuitton Classic #204-1994 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE convertible. S/N SCFDAM1CONNl60039. Black/dark blue cloth/gray leather. Odo: 49,500 km. Despite 50,000 km and 15 years, car presents as factory delivered. Perfect paint, deep gray 2+2 leather seats with blue piping. Equipped with a/c and desirable 5-speed. A FRENCH BEST BUY #238-1933 BUGATTI TYPE 46 Demi Berline coupe. S/N 46580. Eng. # 351. Off-white & blue/blue cloth. RHD. Odo: 7,846 km. History clear. Still wears original VanVooren coachwork. Never re- stored, only repainted 20 years ago. Today in used driver condition, but complete and fully original. Coachwork imposing yet elegant. Seating cloth surfaces may be beyond recovery, but rest of car could be refreshed to 2- level with some elbow grease. Powerful Ettore en- gine looks like a piece of art. A beautiful car to be preserved rather than restored. Said to be one of 400 Type 46 chassis built from 1930 to 1933. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $298,935. Owned for years by Marc Nicolosi, creator of the Rétromobile salon and French president of Bugatti Club. An immaculate but much less original T46 sold at Bonhams' 2011 Rétromobile sale for $862,161 (SCM# 168808). This one sold without reserve at half of the midestimate. The bargain of the sale. TOP 10 No. 8 beautiful, potent, unloved grand tourer convertible. Delivered new to Germany. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,103. An understandable high price, given the mint condition and 5-speed. Artcurial sold a slush-box version at Rétromobile 2011 for $64,306 (SCM# 175019). #232-1997 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL T coupe. S/N SCBZU23C7VCX53482. Dark green/black leather. Odo: 33,000 km. One of about 550 Continental Ts built from 1996 to 2002, Delivered new to Germany, today pres- #240-1935 HISPANO-SUIZA K6 cabriolet. S/N 16043. Eng. # 333105. Black/black cloth/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 22,793 km. K6 SWB chassis with sweet and potent 5.2-L engine. Amazing ArtDeco-to-the-extreme open 2+2 coachwork by Letourneur & Marchand. All-original with patina. Three owners from new, all French. Amazing attention to detail, with folding windshield, Art Deco trim, Art Deco lime green- China Run. Recommissioned in 2007 and said to be in perfect running order. Today highly presentable for either touring or show, although not concours, with dirty leather, paint marks, and hazed trim. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $126,968. Given the road-ready stance and fully sorted mechanicals, this was a good buy at a mid-estimate price. It wasn't original coachwork, but good luck finding a cleaner PI for less money. #234-1986 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N ZDX16037. Black/Tobacco leather. Odo: 13,947 km. History clear and funny. Left by an American living in Paris who departed without leaving a forwarding address. Recent total restoration to very high levels. As- 86 painted turning ents as new. Gorgeous interior with brushed aluminum dash, deep black carpet. Classy, fast, gorgeous. truly exclusive beast with 650 ft-lb of torque. You can get the much more modern Continental GT 4WD W12 for the same money, but one of these offers actual rarity and some old-world charm. Market-correct. dash, disappearing side windows, Cond: 1. SOLD AT $135,433. A lights, and two carbs. Not at all concours, with picked chrome, tired paint, and cracked, dry leather, but a real car. The best of the golden age in France. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $647,670. Sold over the $574k high estimate. Once again, try to find such coachwork on such a chassis in such original condition. Worth every penny. #262-1936 DELAHAYE TYPE 135 S cabriolet. S/N 47390. Eng. # 47390. Dark blue & cream/beige cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA 19,091 km. Started life as a Chapron coach with regular 1-carb engine. Later on, traded the coach bodywork for three-position Tickfordstyle cabriolet and switched to three carbs. Now an old restoration of average quality $145,481. With the supple ride and hydraulic gearbox, this seemed like an invitation to a long voyage. The huge trunk looked odd, but it could hold all your luggage. Altogether very rare, and appreciated as such. #248-1970 CITROËN DS21 IE Chapron showing its age. Nice dash, leather scruffy, carpet dirty. No Cotal gearbox, but has regular trouble-free 4-speed. Spare on trunk. If mechanicals are good, a classic, good-looking touring car with great signature for not too much money. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $127,800. This deserved more than the high bid. A good amount of elbow grease could do miracles here. We will see her back soon, I'm sure. coupe. S/N 57213. #247-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Ventoux Eng. # 83. Two-tone violet/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 96,579 km. Has not been used for 23 years, 1998 restoration now showing age. Deep crack on passenger's post. Leather redone more recently. Simple dash with Ettore signature. Engine bay clean. Art Deco color combo still very appealing. One of the 685 Type 57 Chassis. Earlier restoration of an early example. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $153,360. Missed the low estimate by $20k. These Citroën convertibles have been on a roll these past years. Bonhams sold a similar car for $253,946 at Rétromobile 2011 (SCM# 168813). And Dutch shops are baking them by the dozens. history clear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $446,785. A beautiful four-seater Bugatti, perfect for touring with open roof. Appears twice in SCM database, sold for $123,375 at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January 1998 (SCM# 16609), and sold again in November 1998 by Coys in London for $154,936 (SCM #2909). A condition 5+ Ventoux sold at Rétromobile 2011 a few months ago for $215,108 (SCM# 119642). This one sold mid-estimate today. Market-correct. #241-1937 HISPANO-SUIZA J12 town car. S/N 13042. Eng. # 321019. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,032 km. Coveted Type 68 with most-desirable Hispano engine. Last driven in 1988 before being partially dismantled. Chassis looks complete even with disconnected steering box. Engine bay tidy enough, as is driver compartment. Original 1937 Franay town car coachwork looks very elegant and somewhat sporty on this SWB. Paint is toast, but wood structure appears very good, with 88 phobic in-the-back, finned-fender coupe. Twoowner history clear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT Carrera GT included with car. Said to be one of 151 factory-built Carrera Speedsters. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $527,139. Carrera Speedsters are the top of the 356 road car food chain, and even without their original engines, these remain Sports Car Market #231-1965 CITROËN DS19 Le Dandy coupe. S/N 4350002. Gray/black leather. Odo: 98,637 km. Said to be one of just 50 Le Dandy 2+2 coupes, the much rarer hard top Chapron based on the Le Caddy convertible. Restored to high level on an excellent base. Paint, trim, and panel fit all present as perfect. Original leather has nice patina. New carpets. Jaeger dash and hydraulic gearbox. A rare, last-year, claustro- panel gaps still perfect and all the trim intact— headlight, hood mascot, and all. History known and all French. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $261,972. This was obviously more than a winter project for the hobbyist, but wasn't the Herculean project it appeared. I'd guess that $200,000 or so would be enough to bring it back to a worthy preservation level. Money well spent, and I feel it was a good investment. Well bought. #230-1962 CITROËN DS19 convertible. S/N 4251066. Off-white/red leather. Odo: 44,976 km. A certified Mme Chapron and Citroën convertible. Restored nut-and-bolt to high level in Holland. All new but for the nice leather seats showing lots of patina. Jaeger dash, original special DS radio. A beautiful cabriolet special. S/N FB3378. Ash/ash hard top & beige soft top/red leather. Odo: 36,463 km. Said to be one of 1,365 DS cars sent by Citroën to Chapron for convertible conversion from 1960 to 1971. Restored by a Dutch specialist to very high levels in 2008. All original options, including hard top, electrical soft top, Citroën factory dash, and red leather, now with much patina. Nothing to fault. The quintessential 4-seat convertible of the 1970s in a nice color combo. Sold new in France. History clear. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $163,300. The ID was surely breathtaking when launched in 1955. But by 1970, not so much. And with so many ID/DS convertible replicas produced in reaction to skyrocketing prices, they are not so rare anymore. (Hence, half the catalog description detailing this one's authenticity.) Bidding fell short by $10k. A similar example without hard top failed to sell at $177,700 at Artcurial's Rétromobile 2011 sale (SCM# 169042), so the seller's sense of the market is not out of line. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 9 #216-1956 PORSCHE 356A GS 1500 Carrera Speedster. S/N 82012. Silver/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 1,402 km. The 356 Holy Grail: GS 1500 Carrera, the early Speedster with 4-cam engine. Hoffman-delivered car, in U.S. all its life, then full cost-no-object restoration in Germany in early 2000. Early history unknown, no known racing history. Fitted today with regular S90 engine; rebuilt engine #95065 from a 356B

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Artcurial Paris, FRA wildly valuable. S90 engine is fine for street use, plus a fresh 4 cam engine for those brave (and wealthy) enough to bear the costs of operation. Strong price, but some of this is due to the Euro. Might not have brought this much in the USA. TOP 10 No. 4 #252-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 1980427500443. Eng. # 1980427500443. Black/red leather. Odo: 82,572 miles. A U.S. one-owner car, then restored in the Netherlands to concours quality. Euro headlights fitted. Perfect inside and out, with all manuals, fitted luggage, Mexico radio, hard top, toolkit, and restoration automobiles, designed by Frenchman Paul Bracq, are driver-friendly, potent, and classy. They were very commercially successful when new and continue to appreciate today. A sound example with good provenance, well bought. #228-1989 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N WPOZZZ93ZKS050418. White/dark blue leather. Odo: 26,088 miles. U.S.-spec model recommissioned to Euro specs in the Netherlands. Hard to believe it's an original 23-year-old, 26,000-mile car, except for rust in difficult-to-reach rear engine bay, old-fashioned rear seat belts, and marked mags. In any file. Matching numbers. One of about 1,850 roadsters built from 1957 to 1963. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $752,130. The ultimate roadster in trailer queen condition, and close to a worldrecord price. RM sold a similar car at their 2008 Phoenix sale for $742k (SCM# 48691). Market-correct. #221-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 Pullman limousine. S/N 100014120000069. Black/gray velour. Odo: 45,767 km. Twofamily car with impeccable history. Apparently completely original and unmolested, with 45k km on the odo. Chrome perhaps too good for 50-year-old original. In any case, the family hauler: seats 7 with a huge trunk. Better than my Colony Park, although longer. Said to be one of 428 4-door LWB 600s, and one of the earlier ones, out of a total 2,677 built. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $142,000. 600s are now $100k any day. This classy LWB would even be somewhat practical, as long as gas mileage wasn't an issue. Missed the low estimate by $30k. #245-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304410005845. Gold/maroon soft and hard tops/black leather. Odo: 94,039 km. Partially restored to very good level some time ago. Paint OK, with nick on fender. Chrome and trim nice. Six-year-old soft top. Interior clean. Engine bay greasy. A clean driver with desirable 5-speed stick and top. Driver's seat leather has a cut. Carpets dirty. Curious column-mounted gear lever on a RHD car. All in all, a tired but still presentable classic. History known. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $156,200. This one had a lot of patina, but the high bid was light for the last grand couture Alfa. A nice 6C 2500 will bring about $400k. case, a beautiful example in classy color combo with a/c and plush finish. Last year of the 930. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,944. 1989 is the most desirable original-body Turbo (1975-1989), as it has the 5 speed transmission, which was a much needed improvement. Turbos with low mileage, like this one, usually tend to sell well. Part of the price paid in comparison with U.S.A. cars is the currency exchange. Well sold, but close to market correct where sold. #254-2004 BMW Z1 convertible. S/N WBABA91000Al05448. British Racing Green/blue canvas/cream leather. Odo: 217 km. One of about 8,000 built from 1988 to 1991. Never imported to USA. Advanced technology included composite body, fold-down doors, strong platform, and high price tag when new. Most were kept and preserved as collect- #246-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE coupe. S/N 4129GT. Eng. # 4129GT. Blue Celeste/light blue leather. Odo: 63,234 km. A driver in tired condition, but feels real. Original paint with rust bubbles coming through, but frame very sound. Chrome faded. Mags scratched. Interior 100% original and OK, with period radio, dried leather, and special tray for luggage on top of rear seats (something I've never seen before). $50,787. These were $25k cars ten years ago, and as their status as collectibles has elevated, so have prices. Still, this one was well sold. ITALIAN #265-1949 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 con- vertible. S/N 916009. Eng. # 926355. Burgundy/beige cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 29,550 km. One of approximately 700 6C 2500s built from 1940 to 1952, this one in LWB form. Restored 20 years ago to a moderate standard. Aging now, with marked paint, picked trim, scratched glass, and drying soft both tops. History known. Two French owners. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,709. These attractive 90 ibles—this one a showroom car for BMW France. In as-new condition, except for electrical shut-off fitted behind seat and very hazed soft top plastic window. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT Dirty carpets. Clean engine bay, engine sounds like it's been restored. 955 were built from 1960 to 1963, and very few original examples remain. History clear, always in France, with original invoice and stack of maintenance records. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $206,535. 250 GTEs have remained toward the bottom of the Colombo food chain. This one proved once more that the market is craving original cars with documented history. Artcurial sold a mint example for $259,459 at their 2011 Rétromobile sale (SCM# 169046). I'd say there is a lot more than $55k in restoration cost between the two, meaning the buyer here paid a premium for originality. Fair deal. Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat Artcurial Paris, FRA Online sales of contemporary cars. 2011 Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible TOP 10 No. 1 #239-1968 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10757. Eng. # 10777. Gray/black leather. Odo: 42,364 km. One of the last GTB/4s built 1966–1968. Sold new to France. Acquired in 1974 by Mr. Serre with 38,000 km on the odo. 42,364 today and presumably the genuine mileage, although it is said that Serre drove this car a lot. In any case, Date sold: 06/30/2011 eBay auction ID: 390333462637 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Marshall Goldman Sales & Leasing, Warrensville Heights, www.mgmsl.com Sale Type: Used car with 2,000 miles. VIN: ZAM45KMA8B0055859 Details: Black Metallic over Red Leather w/Black Canvas Top. 433bhp 4.7L V-8. Automatic w/paddle shifters. Bose. Nav. Htd. Seats. Black Piano Wood. Red Brakes. Sale result: $131,800, 1 bid, sf 193. MSRP: $136,300 base Other current offering: Lamborghini Palm Beach, FL, www.lamborghinipalmbeach.com asking $129,900 for a non-metallic but otherwise very similar black/red one with 2,844 miles. 2010 Bentley Continental GT SuperSports car is all original but for an old used-car respray, 25 years old or so. Rust bubbling here and there, chrome picked, rubber dry, some glass scratched, carpet exhausted. Engine bay and undercarriage of a driver. New tires on marked mags. An original and tired GTB/4. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,133,053. The most advertised car of the auction. Sale price proves once more that the market is hot for original cars. A mint car would be about $1.5m. #226-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA coupe. S/N 4097. Eng. # 30415. Fly yellow/black leather. Odo: 62,942 km. One of 140 S cars out of 765 Miuras built from 1968 to 1972. Sold new to France. Restored to a high level in the Netherlands a few years back in Date sold: 08/01/2011 eBay auction ID: 320736261979 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Exotic Motors Midwest, St. Louis, MO, www.exoticmotorsmidwest.com Sale Type: Used car with 1,442 miles. VIN: SCBCU8ZA4AC064069 Details: Ice White over Hot Spur and Beluga leather. 6.0L W12 engine makes 621 bhp. Automatic. AWD. Nav. Carbon Brakes. Rear View camera. Sale result: $169.888, 2 bids, sf 112 MSRP: $274,055 Other current offering: Midwestern Auto Group, Dublin, OH, www.magcars.com, asking $209,880 for a white/black 2011 with 6,000 miles. 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster 60,828 km. U.S. model partially restored in the U.S. before returning to Europe in 1990. Today in driver condition with paint OK, clean mags, some chrome picked, some redone, dirty interior, and disconnected a/c. Said to be one of 1,200 coupes built from 1966 to 1973. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $81,259. Very well sold above the $57k high estimate to my surprise. You could get a nicer Ghibli for this price. AMERICAN #260-1937 PACKARD V12 Convertible Victoria. S/N 1027214. Dark red & beige/beige cloth/red leather & beige cloth. Odo: 3,064 miles. U.S.-delivered and restored Packard, in Spain since 2006. High-level restoration has aged to nice touring conditions with years of gentle use and care. A more imposing car in Europe than in the U.S. All correct with dual original color combo, and not used since. Better than new in every aspect. Fitted with a/c and extinguisher system. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $493,281. Initially unsold, a deal was later put together for a price the seller and buyer could agree on. Mid-estimate and market-correct. #242-1969 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM115491486. Blue/tan leather. Odo: mounts, deep wool carpet, independent front wheels and attractive colors. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $170,400. The high bid proves that as Packard French Club President, I have work to do to get these beautiful automobiles better appreciated in Europe. High bid was light by about $50k. A similar car in lesser condition sold at RM's 2010 Phoenix sale for $192,500 (SCM# 155489). © Date sold: 07/28/2011 eBay auction ID: 370527920466 Seller Type: Porsche Dealer Seller: The Auto Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, www. yjeautogallery.com Sale Type: New car with 23 miles. VIN: WP0CB2A97BS795586 Details: Pure Blue over Black and Blue Leather with Black Canvas Top. 402bhp. PDK transmission. 19” Fuchs Style Wheels. Nav. Number 135 of 356 made. Sale result: $249,980, 3 bids, sf 4. MSRP: $204,950 base Other current offering: Champion Porsche, Pompano Beach, FL, www.champion-motors.com, asking $204,950 for a white/black one. ♦ 92 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA Des Moines 2011 Cars seem to sell better when on TV, and the results from Des Moines helped reinforce that perception Company Mecum Auctions Date July 15 & 16, 2011 Location Des Moines, IA Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moravec. and Bobby McGlothlen Automotive lots sold / offered 286/461 Sales rate 62% Sales total $5,384,150 High sale 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 — $238,500 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, sold at $238,500 Buyer's premium Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics N ot only was it hot outside on July 15th and 16th — with temperatures and the humidity in the upper 90s — but it was also hot inside the But the flip side of that was that for a Des Moines, IA Varied Industries building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Mecum's annual Des Moines auction was going on in full force, and it yielded a strong 62% sell through rate over both days of the event. Although the sell-through rate was similar to the 56% achieved in 2010, this year's sale didn't feature varied results: each day's rate was consistently within a percentage point of the overall figure, unlike the up-anddown results we saw last year. And the final total rose by $1.5m over last year's $3.8m result. The top sale was a well-restored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 at $238,000, which showed that there is life for some muscle cars after the crash of 2008. Since then, $200k seemed to be the glass ceiling for any Boss-9, but this near perfect example went past that magical number — which was also its reserve. Other muscle cars didn't fare as well. The next high- est sale was a 1969 Camaro resto-mod coupe at $127,200, and from there the next muscle car sale was another '69 Camaro, this one a fakey-doo COPO that frequents this venue, which was declared sold at $63,600. It was extremely hard to locate a real-deal unadulterated muscle car here — in fact the Boss 429 was the only standout example that hammered sold. 94 $300 up to $5,499; $500 from $5,500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices change, good authentic entry-level muscle cars were in decent quantities. Just when it was starting to seem like every 318-powered first-generation Dodge Charger or 3-speed firstgeneration Camaro had been tuned into Hemi Chargers and Z/28s, nice lower-level examples turned up here and sold for reasonable money to boot. Otherwise, street machines and resto-mods all but ruled the day — with several fakey-doos tossed in to keep us number checkers busy. Unlike last year, when most everything seemed to be going for retail, this year most dealers who came here to pickup up cars to flip came home with full trucks and trailers of fresh stock. Granted these were usually the lower-money, lesser-grade cars, but if they're happy, I'm happy. Even at that, few sales could be considered steals. Just pricing that was generally realistic to retail. And finally, probably the most important boost here came from the fact that Mecum was back on the air. As their last two auctions were conducted at venues this summer where they where only part of a larger event, those sales were not broadcast on Discovery HD Theater. Like it or not, cars seem to sell better when on TV, and the results from Des Moines helped reinforce that. Overall, after conducting their last two events without being broadcast, Mecum came back on track with something worth watching at one of their long-established, auction-only events. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $4m $5m $3m $2m $1m $0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA ENGLISH #S189-1968 JAGUAR XKE Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N 1E78168. Fawn Beige/black leather. Odo: 66,038 miles. Old repaint has been buffed regularly over the years; small rust blisters forming just under taillight, at bottom of body alongside rear suspension, and over right front wheelwell lip. Presentable original brightwork. Tidy, mostly original interior, CD stereo in center console. Motor rebuilt within last 2k miles, plus new clutch, aluminum flywheel, alternator, and water pump, so engine bay rather fresh. Stainless Falcon exhaust has new weatherstripping, headlight motors, windshield, carpeting, seats, dashpad, brakes, hangs precariously low and extends too far back. Fitted with Dayton wire wheels shod with newer radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,670. It took a little while and a lot of cajoling with the seller's wife, but the reserve was finally lifted after nearly five minutes on the block. It will take a bunch of time and money to set this one right. A cheap price for an E-type, maybe, but not a steal. #F190-1973 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE con- vertible. S/N FM66728U. Day-glow yellow/black vinyl/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 2,783 miles. Average older color-change repaint, has ding in lower valance panel. Gaps variable. Decent original brightwork. Newer top and radial tires. Somewhat recent economy seat reupholstery. Original dark blue cloth on center console. New carpeting and refinished dash wood. Removable faceplate CD stereo most electrical switches, and rebuilt suspension from a TR8, all of which show some light wear from limited use since being redone. Modern removable faceplate sound system is set up for an iPod. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,500. The shape of things that didn't occur in nature, this poor man's TR8 was described on the car card as “a complete restoration of a solid original car.” More like refurbished and modified, but not restored. As neither Buick nor Brit fans are going to be interested in it, the seller wisely cut it loose when the bidding ended. SPUR #S6.1-1989 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER 4-dr sedan. SCAZN02A7KCX24923. S/N Cream/tan vinyl/biscuit leather. Odo: 47,020 miles. Stated to have been regularly maintained for its 47,020 miles of existence, but no documentation presented. Good original paint, with one dimesized nick touched up over the right outboard headlight. Heavier soiling on some spots on the vinyl roof. Windshield seal peeling loose. Oh- bare metal suspension components, but no structural rust. Optional a/c, but all underhood components disgorged and laid out on cargo floor. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. For once, a hippie-mobile whose sale price didn't equal a third-world country's GDP. Reran on Saturday as lot S199, also a no-sale but bid $5k less—yet declared then that $6k would get it bought. The seller must have started coming down from his buzz from the day before, but not to the point of just letting go at a market value. #F103-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412015076. Light yellow/yellow hard top & black soft top/tan leather. Odo: 101,152 miles. Older repaint with decent prep and masking, somewhat sloppier under the hood. Easy-to-access alloy trim has been hand-polished, rather dull everywhere else. Door handles pitted, some of the plastic grille bars have warped. Seats show less wear than expected for 100k-plus miles. Faded original carpet, heavier wear on original floor mats. fitted into a custom under-dash console with far better workmanship than the two aftermarket gauges mounted in the parcel shelf. Seat tracks reveal original blue hue. Peeling older undercoating. Hood stuck closed. With electric overdrive. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,400. The best thing about this strumpet was that it was from the last year of chrome bumpers, so the proportions looked good even in a goofy 1970s-type color. The reserve was off at four grand, and garnered one more bid past that. #S11-1976 TRIUMPH TR7 coupe. S/N ACL032691U. Red/tan cloth. Odo: 61,915 miles. Repowered with modern Buick 3.8-L V6, retaining GM injection and a/c. Homemade air cleaner is quite the art 96 project. Otherwise, conversion workmanship is pretty decent. In addition to color-change repaint, car so-'80s cell phone antenna in back window. Wipers park higher than normal. Unpleasant old leather smell, but leather very presentable. Wood veneer flaking off door tops. Dealergrade engine bay cleanup and clearcoat. Used car undercarriage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Offered from an estate; they should've cut it loose when the bidding quit, as I don't see this doing better anywhere else. GERMAN #F106-1970 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 microbus. S/N 2202245608. Red and scratches throughout. & white/black vinyl. Odo: 59,679 miles. Threerow seating configuration. Miles claimed actual since new. Mostly original paint, with heavier chipping Most weatherseals hardening and cracking away. Rust-out starting under windshield gasket. Repainted bumpers and wheels. Original seat vinyl mostly usable but very worn. Modern AM/FM/cassette deck. Recently cleaned up bone-stock engine bay. Heavier surface rust on CD unit in dash, flush-mount speakers in rear parcel area cut into floor. Engine bay clean. Equipped with both types of tops. On '90s-era E-class chrome alloy wheels with low-budget radials. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,250. An utterly astounding price for a used-but-pretty 100k-plus mile 450SL. You can find and buy low-milers in better condition for less than this. Hopefully, the mindset of the buyer was that all of the 450SL quirky stuff had been fixed by now. Otherwise, silly money, and likely an utterly jubilant seller. #F200-1973 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE convertible. S/N 1532993874. Golf Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,663 miles. Nice pan-on cosmetic restoration. Slightly better than original quality repaint. Reproduction brightwork, trim, and running boards. All-new glass, including backlight in new top. Repop hubcaps and trim rings, plus new modern radials. Expertly fitted reproduction soft trim, including seats, door panels, dashpad, and carpeting. Period accessory wrapped steering wheel cover and Kmart AM/ FM/8-track. Tacky “Limited Edition” emblem Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA coming loose along some edges. Aftermarket built-in radar detector mounted beneath dash. Generally original and dusty under the hood. Equipped with factory-optional cruise, sunroof, and power windows. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,500. As stated on the windshield car: “right color—red.” Beyond that, not much more than a used car that will be expensive to own. More than plenty bid to move it out. Well sold. on dashpad. Bone-stock engine bay is clean but not as well detailed as rest of car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,395. While claimed to have $16k into the restoration, it must not have been that recent, as the final bid was enough to shake loose the reserve. While a long way from a steal, this was actually bought fairly well, at almost a full step above driver-grade. #F58-1984 BMW 633 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEB740XE6728588. Black/maroon leather. Odo: 89,740 miles. Originally Delphin Metallic, newer black repaint done fairly well. Star crack on windshield now radiates across passenger's side. Taillight Mylar trim is deforming and wrinkled. Fuzzy sheepskin covers hide heavier seat wear up front, leather like new in back. Heavy chipping on arm rests. Struts don't support hood. Engine bay clean at first glance, but various components painted blue and rattle-can orange. Optional sunroof. IRISH #F171.1-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26TXBD001356. Stainless steel/black leather. Odo: 12,920 miles. Miles claimed actual since new. Early production car, with fuel filler flap on cowl. Stainless skin still quite shiny, so it's seen minimal weather. Paint on the end caps, on the other hand, has some discoloration, chipping, and buffer burn- through. Heavier paint flaking at several points on the bumper from light impacts. Moderate seating surface wear and seam separation on seat back and leather shift boot. Engine com- of service records including the all-important 15k-mile service performed by Symbolic Motorcars in San Diego and the 30,000 mile service performed by Lamborghini Dallas.” And immediately pressing will be the all-important 45k-mile service, not to mention the rear tires, which are worn down to slicks. This had money pit written all over it. Well sold. #S109-2007 MASERATI QUATTRO- PORTE M13 Sport GT 4-dr sedan. S/N ZAMCE39A770027732. Gunmetal/tan leather. Odo: 60,376 miles. Stated to be a one-owner car. Good original paint, although front Trident emblem is heavily faded and dinged up. Lightto-moderate curb rash on all four stock alloy wheels, with heavier wear on the replacement Yokohama tires. All the pilferable trinkets and goodies are still in the trunk on display. Recent engine bay cleanup and light detailing; undercarriage untouched. Glossy leather seat and partment lid is broken at rear, with fiberglass framing fractured at rear, impeding access to engine. Cond: Fitted with 18-inch E36 M3 alloys and aftermarket boy-racer spoiler, exhaust tip, steering wheel, and stereo. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,550. The biggest problem with the E24 6-series cars are their owners, once they become cheap used cars. While this one wasn't too bad, the cars unfortunately tend to attract more youngster wannabes than serious enthusiasts, so shop very carefully. Not entirely a bad deal if you speak BMW fluently; if you don't, turn tail and run. #S2-1987 PORSCHE 924 S coupe. S/N WP0AA0923HN455820. Guards Red/black leather & cloth. Odo: 100,290 miles. Right side has been repainted, with weak masking and lots of orange peel. Buffing swirls and polishing compound in panel cracks. Light but noticeable UV fading on blackout trim and rear spoiler. Minimal seat wear, except for seam splitting along exterior seat edge on driver's side. Carpet 3. SOLD AT $13,780. DeLoreans always seem to be frozen in time— at least as far as pricing is concerned. The reserve was off at $13k, and that's where it was hammered sold. Despite swings into $20k territory, this is pretty much where they've been for the last couple of decades—and where they seem destined to stay. ITALIAN #F132-1994 FERRARI 348 GTS spider. S/N ZFFRG43A1R0098131. Fly Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 45,464 miles. Wellcared-for original paint, with virtually no road abrasions. Door latch button has heavier paint chipping. Light weathering of original top. Rear tires down past the wear bars, fronts not too far behind. Topical cleanup under the hood. Heavier wear on steering wheel rim and dealeraccessory floormats; interior wear otherwise lighter than expected. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,280. Stated on the windshield card: “Lots steering wheel rim wear, but interior otherwise like new. Optional sunroof. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. The consignor was trying to make a big deal on the description that it was a $120k car when new. That may work in Des Moines to a certain extent, although they have combines that cost twice that much and only use them for three weeks of the year. The real question is why would someone try to shift a Maser in Iowa? The nearest dealer is a 3½hour flatbed ride to Minneapolis. With that in mind, this was the best it was going to do here. AMERICAN #F62-1922 DODGE SECOND SERIES tourer. S/N 938841. Black/black leather/black patent leather & vinyl. Odo: 1,489 miles. Converted to 12-volt and repainted a while back. Said repaint neither great nor bad; has some larger fender scrapes that are in keeping with the character of the rest of the car. All-original plating is pretty much worn to nothing. Refinished wood spoke wheels, with repro Firestone Non-Skid tires. Wood steering wheel rim and gear shift knob have been revar- 98 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA nished. Original seatbacks heavily worn, seatbottoms redone in vinyl. Engine paint likely original. Chassis painted red a half-century ago or so. Starts right up and runs out well. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,300. Ah, yes, from the era when “NON-SKID” was considered advanced tire technology. In the '20s, there were several tire makes that had their brand name molded as the tread, but the Firestone Non-Skids were the most famous. Offered up at no reserve, one can say this was market priced, but being far more useful than a contemporary Ford Model T, this was a pretty good buy. Just go out and play with it, and leave any thoughts of restoration on the back burner. 4-dr sedan. S/N 1203189. Brown & black/black #F119-1931 GRAHAM SPECIAL SIX 54 vinyl/gray cloth. Odo: 203,189 miles. Repainted several times over last 79 years, always in some hue of brown, now flat in finish and peeling off top of hood panels. Most chrome OK. Modern clamp-on mirror on door frame. Windshield has been replaced with newer safety glass. Original interior threadbare and moth-eaten in places, but good enough for replacement templates, or just use as-is. Heavy smoke on startup, but runs out well. Wears newer repro tires on original painted stainless scrapes, plus typical wear at cowl from closing hood absentmindedly. Windshield cracked. Mostly original chrome. Most interior soft trim has been redone well, looking clean and minimally worn. Old engine repaint, dusty and corroded. Engine electrics modernized with 12-volt negative-ground alternator, electric fuel pump, and modern 12-volt coil in lieu of impossibly rare shielded 6-volt coil. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,090. Was a no-sale at $27k across the block, where it was announced that the reserve was “closer to $35,000.” But I overhead the seller state earlier that he needed to sell it, and he was flexible enough to take the post-sale offer. #S115-1948 DODGE DELUXE coupe. S/N D24488795. Pastel blue/gray cloth. Odo: 56,555 miles. Recent $8k paint job, but only topically applied—not in door jambs or under the hood. Replated chrome is a bit dull. Motor was repainted at one time, but now the upper coolant neck and water pump have heavier surface rust. Heavy grunge on all of undercarriage. Claimed to be a completely original interior, which is in excellent condition. Fluid Drive transmission. Fitted with period aftermarket Fulton windshield sun shade, spotlight, Since then, exhaust degrading at joints, but otherwise no signs of deterioration. All four correctly sized replacement tires still show original inspection stamps. Larger non-stock footpads fabricated. Fitted with period aftermarket Sherman auxiliary high/low transmission, along with dealer-accessory brush guard. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. Can't cover an auction in I-o-way without a tractor in my report. Mecum obliged and had this well restored Ford 8N on the docket. However, it may have been consigned more as a teaser for their upcoming agricultural sale in Walworth, WI, as it's already scheduled to cross the block there. #F75-1955 DESOTO FIREDOME 4-dr sedan. S/N 55223653. Light blue & white/twotone blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 52,495 miles. 291-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed to be original paint, but overspray and masking signs visible at various location. Heavier pitting on plated pot metal. Older bumper replate has mellowed well to match the rest of car. Light dings and nicks in all stainless trim. 1982 Nebraska inspection in windshield. Seats reupholstered in period-correct fabric with good workmanship. Rest of interior in pretty good shape, despite wire wheels. Equipped with optional Free Wheeling and dual sidemounts. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,445. Per the serial number, this was actually a 1932 first-series Special Six 54, likely sold new in 1931 in a state that titled according to the calendar year, rather than the manufacturer's model year. The first series cars were discontinued in January 1932 upon introduction of the Graham Six 65 and Blue Streak models. As a no reserve car, I can't complain about the purchase price. Personally, I'd leave it just as it sat—or maybe just put on a fresh coat of paint, since that's been done before. #S141-1937 PACKARD 120 4-dr Club sedan. S/N 8962881. Silver/gray cloth. Odo: 11,887 miles. Old restoration presents well. Decades-old repaint has a few stray nicks and driving lights, and stainless exhaust deflector, and dealer accessory front and rear bumper guards. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,960. My uncle used to have a 1948 Dodge convertible— which my dad wrecked when he spun out on a patch of black ice just west of Duluth, MN, in February 1954. To this day, Dad would like to find another one, since he said that it was one of his all-time favorite cars. This was the closest I've found yet, even if the roof doesn't fold into the trunk. Perhaps not as perfect as the seller would have you believe, but with the reserve lifted at the end of bidding, both parties should be going home happy. #F110-1949 FORD 8N tractor. S/N 8N223628. Gray & red/black paint. Cataloged as a 1950, but serial number is from 1949 production range. Circa 1999 automotive-grade restoration with receipts totaling $7,033.66. wear and aging. Engine bay clean. Converted to dual master cylinder. Fitted with dealer-accessory spotlight mirror. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,780. While it was not a trophy magnet, this was one of my favorite cars here. Then again, I like '55 DeSotos, and I like blue. I also like that they made it subtly more user-friendly with the upgraded brakes—slap a new set of radial wide whites on it and go cruising. The “No Reserve” sign got folks bidding like it was actually a valuable car, as I usually see Forward Look DeSoto sedans hit the ceiling at $10k. Bought by a dealer, so there must be a lot more like me out there. 60 Special 4-dr sedan. S/N 5660023592. Light blue/white #S90-1956 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD paint/blue & gray cloth. Odo: 29,769 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Retains original underhood service tag, removed for safekeeping and with a copy on display. Pretty good older repaint with less-than-obvious 100 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA masking lines. Several chrome pieces have light pitting, but decently shiny. Original bumper chrome in good condition up front and heavily frosted in back from exhaust. Slight “old car” smell; non-stock seat inserts. Crazed steering wheel rim plastic. Engine bay OK. Undercarriage coated in road grime and overspray. Optional a/c and Autronic Eye headlight dimmer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,200. The selling price seemed a bit rich, since most dealers I talk to don't want anything to do with four-door anything. But this was, in fact, bought by a dealer, so someone seems to think there's more to it. #F140-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P6FH260082. Colonial White/white hard top, black cloth soft top/black & white vinyl. Odo: 97,012 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to have been licensed in California for past 54 years. Excellent older repaint and replating on most brightwork. Nobetter-than-stock door fit and gaps. Clean and stock under the hood, but not quite show-quality. Modern gray silicone spark plug wires. Light-to-moderate wear showing on reproduction carpet and upholstery. Equipped with fac- although battery tethered to charger on floor. Older replacement seats, door panels, and carpeting all minimally worn. Equipped with optional fuel injection, power steering, and power brakes. Wears repro knockoffs on repro biasply tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,600. As a reminder, no regular production '63 Corvette left St. Louis with knockoff wheels, as they didn't get the porosity issue sorted out until the 1964 model year. This car left the auction block as a $60k no-sale, but by the end of the day a deal was put together on it. vertible. S/N 163P91385. Dark red metallic/white #F165-1963 PONTIAC TEMPEST convinyl/maroon, red & white vinyl. Odo: 54,991 miles. 194-ci I4, 1-bbl, auto. Very presentable older repaint, but only externally. Under the hood, original paint has lots of rust spots. Good older bumper replate and buffed-out original brightwork. Mix-and-match headlight bulbs. Good original interior just moderately worn. Heavier tearing of soft top lining, patched with electrical tape. Older engine detailing, but starting to accrue some soiling from use. Old undercoating job is heavily tenna, and tach. Wears stock wheel covers and radials on original rims. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,305. Good colors, good (not to be confused with outstanding) restoration, and the famous 409 under the hood (even if it was the tamest flavor in '64) helped achieve a retail-plus selling price. #F164-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500 XL convertible. S/N 4G69Z131569. Vintage Burgundy/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 61,445 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restoration to original spec, confirmed by original invoice and window sticker. Better-than-average older repaint with some polishing scratches. Good older bumper replate. Door handles somewhat loose. Older replacement top very clean but has some heavier wrinkles. Older repro seat upholstery with sloppy pleats in inserts starting to yellow. Tidy but not perfectly correct under the hood. Non-stock glasspack dual exhaust. Optional 390, 4-speed, power steering and brakes, AM/FM, and heavy-duty electrical sys- tory optional power steering and brakes, signal-seeking radio, wire basket wheel covers, and both types of tops. Wearing modern radial wide whitewall tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,100. White '56 T-Birds will forever be associated with “American Graffiti”—even now, almost 40 years later, I heard no fewer than three references to either that movie or Suzanne Somers in the '56 T-Bird in the movie. Signs of life for early T-Bird prices, as they seem to have been $25k-to-$35k for decades. #S123-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S118771. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 40,654 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. All black from new, as shown on body tag, now wearing an older, presentable repaint. Shiny older bumper rechrome and original coated with dust. Wears 15-inch American Racing alloy wheels with radials. Optional power steering. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,045. Last seen at Mecum's 2010 KC auction last December, then fetching $13,200 (SCM# 168265). The seller must have had enough of this underpowered twitchy transaxle Tempest for the year. The reserve was passed at $13k, and it was hammered sold one bid past that. #F158-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 41447L145014. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 54,057 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good paint and prep. Nice door gaps, although effort needed to close, due to all-new seals. Authentically replated bumpers, plus mix of N.O.S. and professionally polished original brightwork. Aside from a modern battery, engine bay has been restored with all authentic components. All-new repop interior soft trim, tem. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,585. To contrast lot# F158, the '64 Impala SS, here is a comparable Ford, also with gleaming white seat belts, truck-derived big-block, and dash-mount tachometer. Despite being a drop-top, this sold for less than the hard top Chevy—supply and (perceived) demand. Admitting my lifelong Ford bias—and having actually owned a '64 Ford Country Sedan wagon—I'd go with this car for the drop top and 4-speed. Better bangfor-the-buck factor than the Impala SS. coupe. #S52-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE S/N 194375S121746. Goldwood Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 77,866 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Tired old repaint is chalky despite a recent buff-out. Overspray on door panels; dash was less-than-professionally re-dyed at some point; gauge crystals cloudy; slight moldy smell. Frosty chrome inside is worse than older replated bumpers outside. Door glass seals jammed with cardboard to keep them in place and minimize rattling. Grubby N.O.M. 350 with various aftermarket bits added. Rally wheels rattle-canned. Fiberglass monospring and aftermarket sway bars. Factory-style side- brightwork. Top may be original, evidenced by heavier wear and yellowing plastic backlight. Older engine bay detailing very presentable, October 2011 right down to the bright white seat belts. With factory-optional 340-horse 409, Powerglide, power steering and brakes, AM/FM, rear an- pipes and optional AM/FM. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $24,380. This is about as cheap as I've seen a functional C2 go for in quite some time. Even 101

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA if it could be proved that this was a real-deal Fuelie car, there's a long row to hoe to get it to respectable condition, so I won't call the price paid cheap. #S116.1-1965 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE convertible. S/N 194675S109340. Nassau Blue/Nassau Blue hard top/blue leather. Odo: 93,228 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A one-owner car until this year, retaining original sales #S118-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 138676K174614. Red/white vinyl soft top/red vinyl. Odo: 78,497 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent restoration work documented in thick logbook. Repainted to factory quality or better. Variable panel gaps, hood sits high at cowl. Modern plastic wipers on new non-OEM windshield. Authentically detailed under the hood, with all invoice and Protect-O-Plate. Circa-1965 paint, with discoloration in several areas and lifting in hood gutter. Later-era reflective tape striping added. Trim strips at base of hard top are missing. Replacement seat upholstery and carpeting, rest of interior is origi- trim. Newer interior soft trim, with virtually no discernible wear. Aftermarket AM/FM/cassette stereo. Tidy and authentic under the hood, although undetailed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,860. Considering that this was a made-up Tri-Power car, anything past thirty grand was a gift to the seller. Not a bad car, but not a $32k car. #S74-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO nal. Equipped with optional 350-hp motor, power steering, brakes, and windows, and AM/ FM radio. Wears stock wheel covers and goldstripe radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $48,760. Maybe not as much of a time-capsule car as the consigning dealer would lead you to believe, but still a well-cared for and enjoyed car from a long-term relationship. This was a market price just by virtue of the car being a 350-hp convertible. Call it a decent buy. #F146-1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 5Y85Z165284. Rangoon Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 76,789 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Heavily faded body tag attached to door with pop rivets. Glitzy glossy repaint in original Rangoon Red. All chrome has been replated, including a few pieces that never originally were, and including pieces under the hood. Also, wire wheels are repops, as Kelsey-Hayes wires don't fit the '65 front disc brake spindles. Aftermarket Continental kit and luggage rack on trunk lid. Claimed to have a Sports Roadster-type tonneau cover. authentic GM components. All reproduction interior soft trim. Optional power brakes and top, center console, “knee-knocker” tach, bumper guards, manually tuned AM radio, and Rally wheels shod with repro bias-ply Redline tires. Aftermarket chambered exhaust fitted. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $67,000. The final bid seemed like all the money in the world and then some, with the $75k reserve in absolute La-La land. $50k would be a market price. #S175-1966 DODGE CHARGER fast- back. S/N XP29E61218888. Gold/gold vinyl. Odo: 62,081 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Average repaint needs one more wet sanding to knock down the light orange peel in the curved panels. Non-stock pinstripe along top of roof on each side, outside mirror painted over. Decent original brightwork. Older replacement bucket seat inserts, good original carpet and dash. Older engine repaint and detail starting to get dusty again. Aftermarket economy dual exhaust, very dusty undercarriage, front main coupe. S/N 124377N253893. Marina Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 43,942 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. N.O.M. 275-hp 327 under the hood. Equipped with floor-shift 3-speed manual, center console, and not much else. Nice prep and repaint, masking lines visible around vent window seals. Doors don't latch easily. Replated bumpers and mostly repro trim. All reproduction interior soft trim, well fitted. Radio-delete blanking trim in dash, but antenna on right front fender. OK underhood. Gaping opening for the PCV valve on the driver's-side valve cover grommet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,695. Somewhat unusual mix of—or rather, lack of—equipment on this car: a 4-barrel 327 with a 3-speed, and then the whole thing of isit-or-isn't-it a factory radio-delete car. Went one bid past the reserve, so for this money—basically the price of a bare Dynacorp repop body—you get a turn-key driver. Hard to go too far wrong here. Fully restored interior with minimal wear. Dingy undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,280. If you thought that the $24,500 reserve was all the money in the world for the car (as I did), your jaw would need casters under it by the time this rolled off the block. Price was driven by great condition, better prep work, perhaps the best color combination on a T-Bird, and the presumption that this was a Sports Roadster (they ceased to exist by 1965, although rear seat tonneau covers were still available at the Ford dealer's parts counter). A home run for the seller. 102 seal dripping onto patch of Oil-Dri. Factoryoptional a/c and power steering. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,660. Firstgeneration Chargers (make that any first-generation B-body Mopar) are rarely seen with the Poly 318, even though it was the standard engine. They're toward the lower end of the Mopar pecking order for popularity, so this selling price looked just about right. #S161-1966 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242176B125643. Marina Turquoise/black vinyl. Odo: 86,843 miles. 389ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. PHS documentation shows car was originally built with a 4-bbl carb, so Tri-Power was added later. Otherwise, minimally equipped Better-than-average repaint in original hue. Inconsistent panel alignment. Most chrome wears an older replate. Expertly buffed out Sports Car Market #S113-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67400F7A01589. Lime Gold & white/black vinyl. Odo: 74,626 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Current configuration verified by recent Marti Report. Narrow drivinglight configuration. Expertly restored. Most brightwork buffed out or replated. Replacement seats, carpet, and door panels. Dash signed by Ol' Shel on September 7, 1996. Show-ready under the hood once the K&N air filter is changed out. Equipped with factory-optional with power nothing.

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Mecum Auctions Des Moines, IA power steering, power front disc brakes, interior décor group, courtesy light group, folddown rear seat, and ten-spoke Shelby alloy wheels. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. While Shelbys did take a hit during the market correction over the last few years, this bid was still way below the mark. The $150k reserve was well off the mark, as well. #S96-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194678S418686. Blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 54,420 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shiny repaint looks more like Marina Blue than LeMans Blue. Interior recently redone in black vinyl instead of original medium blue vinyl. Door lock knob missing from driver's door panel—found it sitting in the ashtray. Kenwood AM/FM/cassette deck replaces stock radio. N.O.M. 454-ci V8 with nothing stamped on it in place of original 390- SOLD AT $238,500. Seen last year at Mecum's 2010 Spring Classic at Indy, then a no-sale at $230,000 (SCM# 163874). Before crossing the block, I figured bidding would peter out at $200k, like almost every other Boss-9 of late. But the seller dropped his reserve when it surpassed the $210k mark, achieving the top sale of the weekend. #S78-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-dr hard top. Better quality bare-body S/N RM23H9G257306. Aqua metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 4,525 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored over a decade ago but still very presentable. repaint. Decent panel gaps. Noticeable pitting on vent window frames, but most chrome was redone. Body tag mounted upside-down with incorrect bolts. Older repop seats, door panels, and carpeting, all just lightly worn. Sony AM/FM/ cassette in dash, aftermarket oil gauge mounted underneath. Engine bay not at all stock, but sold in the post-sale area, which seemed about right to me. #F107-1972 CHEVROLET C10 Custom Deluxe pickup. S/N CCE142J153715. Pastel blue & white/white houndstooth. Odo: 14,446 miles. Authentically repainted in stock colors to high quality. Clear-coated wood bed planks, with non-stock polished retainer strips and bolts. Tinted back window with etched bowtie. Seats nicely reupholstered with correct repop kit. Tidy engine bay has some non-OEM fasteners, hoses, etc. Equipped with factory-op- hp 427. Aftermarket ignition system, with no stock components remaining, and less-thanexpert wire routing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,670. This was a late arrival at the sale and wasn't helped by the smell of burning wires when the temperature sender shorted out against an exhaust manifold. The N.O.M. 454 shouldn't have helped either, but apparently was a non-issue, as the buyer was absolutely tickled. For a pretty parts-swap special, price paid was a bit rich, but if the buyer is happy, I'm happy. #S160-1969 FORD MUSTANG Boss 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z193518. Royal Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 37,219 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Kar Kraft no. 1759. Authentically restored within last decade, still very clean. Configuration confirmed factorycorrect by Deluxe Marti Report and complete documentation since new. Excellent under clean and orderly. Optional 440 V8, 4-speed, power steering, and power brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,440. Since the Mopar bubble burst three years ago, non-Hemi Road Runner hard tops have generally traded just north of $20k. Call it ever-so-slow progress, but if this is any indication, we can now point at mid$20k as market-correct. #S83-1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23N0E111115. White/red vinyl. Odo: 35,964 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good repaint and door fit. Non-O.E.M. new replacement windshield, with hammered original trim. Some buffer burn-though at character lines on optional sport mirrors. Suspension rides low. Older interior redo, with mix of new and reconditioned original components. While it may have been a rotisserie restoration as claimed, undercarriage poorly prepped, but tional 350-ci V8, automatic, power steering and brakes, a/c, and tilt steering column. Fitted with aftermarket door window visors, AM/FM/ tape deck, bed side rails, tonneau cover, and American Racing wheels with RWL radials. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. In my continuing effort to cater directly to the SCM editorial staff's fixation on 1967–1972 Chevy pickups, I present the most stock example at the auction. Actually, this was the most correctly done redo that I've seen in quite some time. Easy to understand why the seller held onto it, as he surely had more into the truck than this bid. BEST BUY #F120-1972 FORD F-250 Explorer pickup. S/N F25HLN96160. Mustard yellow/brown cloth & vinyl. Odo: 3,121 miles. Presentable original paint does have several nicks and scrapes, but buffs out well. Work truck-grade bed is fairly rough. Good original brightwork, including optional chrome rear bumper and non-original hood ornament. Interior moderately worn. Two aftermarket gauges tastefully mounted into dash. Freshly cleaned and mostly original engine compartment. Optional 390-ci V8, auto, a/c, hood, save for some minor incorrect paint work. Older reproduction soft trim, showing minimal wear and light aging. Optional closeratio 4-speed, 3.91 Traction-Lok differential, deluxe interior with center console, power steering, power front disc brakes, visibility group, and competition suspension. Cond: 2. 104 components bolted to it are clean and authentically detailed. All Mopar under the hood. Optional power steering and brakes, Rally gauges, console, and fog lamps. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. ‘Cuda values have continued to toss around in the wind over the last few years. The final bid seemed soft for the car, and the $45k reserve a bit rich, but it was stated on the block that $38k would likely get it power steering and brakes, western mirrors, AM radio, dual fuel tanks, bumper guards, and sliding rear window. Modern aftermarket Lund windshield visor. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $4,300. While the front office is fixated with Chevy pickups of the same era, I'd rather have taken this Ford. It was just a nice, solid, original truck that you could feel good driving to work and to cruise night. Offered at no reserve, and bought well. © Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK The Silverstone Classic Top sale was a well restored Aston Martin DB4 at $305,140 — not excessively expensive when you look at recent prices for the model Company Silverstone Auctions Date July 23, 2011 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold / offered 41/81 Sales rate 51% Sales total $2,596,474 High sale 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, sold at $305,140 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.61) 1960 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe — $118,466 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics meant that half the lots didn't sell. Coys, Bonhams and H&H have all tried the the Silverstone historic festival, B auction slot at y the time all the final deals were done, Silverstone Auctions had driven the sellthough rate of its first collector car sale up to a respectable 51% — but that still held under various guises and under different names over the years, but each had a hard time making it work. New outfit Silverstone had secured the use of the fabulous new Wing building — so new it wasn't even quite finished — but that brought its own teething problems. It's bounded by two runs of the new track layout, meaning you can see the cranked roof of the new building from the car park near the gate where you have to park, but it's the long way around to reach it. The traffic within Silverstone circuit that weekend was pretty heavy, and that led to frustrations for attendees getting in and out. Silverstone, drawing on the experience of staff from Nick Whale's classic and specialist car retail operation, which is behind the new venture, assembled a strong catalog of road, competition and modern supercars. There was a star in the room in the shape of the ex-James 106 Northamptonshire, UK Hunt Hesketh 308 in which the soon-to-be world champ won his first GP in 1975. The Hesketh had sold by private treaty for an estimated $600,000 before the sale — far enough before the sale to amend the catalog — but it was still brought for display. This was paired with Hunt's Austin A35 van, used later in his life, which sold for $23,334. Top sale was a well restored Aston Martin DB4 at $305,140 — not excessively expensive when you look at recent prices for the model. Not long after, a fairly original but hard used example got $179,494, which was less than some recent barn-finds. A really nice 1958 Volkswagen Beetle with all the period extras (and some more) took the right money at $31,411, and probably the only Studebaker Sky Hawk Continental in Europe fetched $48,463. Three restored S1 E-type roadsters failed to find new owners, but in a postsale deal, the ex-Lofty England 1962 S1 coupe fetched a model-correct $88,132. The competition cars didn't do so well, as the boss's own Shelby GT350 racer failed to sell. However, the Deep Sanderson prototype that ran at Le Mans in 1963, the property of Silverstone's automobilia man Guy Loveridge, fetched $64,618 in a postsale deal. A Lotus-Cortina racer realized a market-correct $52,502, and a refurbished Argo IMSA Lights racer was a cheap way in to Group C/GTP racing, enjoying a wave of popularity in Europe right now, for $113,979. Silverstone's next auction is the Walter Hayes Trophy sale on November 4, where it has already consigned an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato replica. This next event should see the new company iron out some of the bugs in its system, and I suspect the results will help determine if holding auctions in conjunction with smaller race meetings in the U.K. is the right course of action. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK ENGLISH #101-1947 MG TC roadster. S/N TC2229. Eng. # XPAG2912. Black/white canvas/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 841 miles. An older restoration but still good and nicely mellowed, with plenty of ongoing care in recent years. Black With modern upgrades including 5-speed gearbox, power steering, Coopercraft brakes, Harvey-Bailey front anti-roll bar and 3.8S rear springs, bucket seats, electronic ignition, and a Facet fuel pump. Stainless exhaust in good shape. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $72,695. Was in South Africa, which helps against the risk of rust; repatriated in 1989, when it was restored. This looked like a very good value for an XK, although realistically, the price paid was all the auctioneer was expecting. Anyone who's had to bash an XK's SU fuel pump with a jack handle (all you can lay your hands on, right?) to get it going will appreciate the modern upgrades, but they tend to hurt the value slightly. #138-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series and red color scheme is in vogue right now. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,155. Sold at no reserve, and was slightly low compared to the current market, so a good deal for someone. Although not perfect, it looked very usable. Well bought. #141-1950 BRISTOL 400 coupe. S/N 643. Eng. # 85A17361439A. Gold/cream & red leather. RHD. Odo: 31,002 miles. Early 400 with steel body. Older paint, newer leather interior a bit loud thanks to contrasting piping. Doors shut well. Dash properly dull, although II coupe. S/N DB4303R. Light blue/white leather. RHD. Odo: 63,405 miles. A very original and slightly tatty car, with a few cracks, scrapes, and bubbles. Solid underneath and mechanically up to scratch, with recent new brake servo in tidy engine bay. Original leather door fit and very good chrome, except rear over-riders are lightly microblistered. Leather older but good. Coopercraft brakes. Now with all-synchro gearbox, but original gearbox with overdrive comes with car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $118,466. With drophead 150s routinely hitting $150k, this looked like a great value, and a lot less than the 150S profiled in this issue (p. 44). #160-1961 DEEP SANDERSON 301 pro- totype racer. S/N DS30116. Green/black vinyl. RHD. The prototype DS of 17 cars made, raced at Le Mans in 1963. Rediscovered and restored in mid-2000s by the man who made it and still in very good order, complete with BMC “Works Experimental” engine. Per catalog, name reportedly derives from combination of jazz song title “Deep Henderson” (recorded by creator Chris Lawrence's father) and name of uncle Tony Sanderson, who funded the project. Sadly, the original registration 2 ARX no distressed and appealing, with abundant patina. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $179,494. Was used for towing an ERA racer and went to Monaco and back last year. Seems odd that an unrestored running car gets less than a non-running barnfind, but that's the power of marketing for you. Last sold for $94,416 at Bonhams' 2006 Sussex sale (SCM# 42355). #113-1960 JAGUAR MK II 3.8 4-dr fitted with a modern stereo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,208. Originally supplied to Australia, then was shipped back to the U.K. in 2009. 400s have been gathering wind gently, and for such an appealing example, this sold right. #152-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. Gunmetal/red leather. RHD. Odo: 49,775 miles. Very straight and shiny. Door fit about a 9.5 out of 10. Not original leather, but looks as if it could be, and is creasing in beautifully. plump new interior that will sag in a couple of years. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,822. This was a nicely restored car that still retained its charm, and in the best spec: a 3.8 manual overdrive on wires. Those things considered, sale price was slightly low. Well bought. #136-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N S827658DN. Mist Gray/black mohair/red leather. RHD. Very straight, sharp and shiny, following restoration. 108 Excellent Sports Car Market sedan. S/N 201966DN. Eng. # LA74358. Silver/red leather. miles. Straight and shiny on the outside following recent restoration. All brightwork and plating good. Leather very original and distressed, but better to see than a longer belongs to the car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,618. Silverstone Auctions' automobilia man Guy Loveridge's own car, raced in the Goodwood Revival last year by Simon Diffey. Sold under estimate, and whether it being the prototype boosted the value at all is hard to say, but there's been a lot of interest in Lawrence and his creations since he brought the “Twinny” racer back out a couple of years ago. And, because it raced there in period, it's eligible for the Le Mans Classic next year. #114-1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 coupe. S/N DB4832R. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 75,875 miles. Very straight and tidy, although panel and door gaps are variable, and

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK rear arch radius looks a bit freehand. Very straight and clean underneath, with stainless exhaust, and evidently not used for a while. Concours engine bay, leather almost new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $305,140. The high price of the sale, though not excessive by recent DB4 results. A fair buy for a very clean coupe. BEST BUY #134-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I coupe. S/N 860752. Beige metallic/red leather. RHD. Odo: 4,621 miles. Good overall, looking recently restored. Several pinholes, dings, and ripples in chrome. Paint mostly good, including in door jambs, with a few minor blemishes. Interior newish and very sharp. Engine bay clean, tidy, and correct. Clean underneath, floors solid with some welded repairs. Fitted with new stainless ex- overall good order. Has been run by noted hotshoe Martin Stretton. As it's a second-series (Airflow) model, it runs leaf-spring rear suspension, which most racers prefer. Smirthwaite engine last rebuilt in 2008, but little mention of tidy, with a few marks in original leather. Now on aftermarket chrome wires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,284. A fair deal. The chop, RHD conversion, and auto tranny all kept the price down, but it was right for someone. Cheap entry into a tidy E-type roadster. #132-1971 LOTUS ELAN S4 coupe. S/N 7010200198E. Blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 39,815 miles. Shiny recent paint with only a little cracking and orange peel over new galvanized chassis. Fitted with roll bar and har- competition use since. With Historic Technical Passport. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,502. Sold lower than the estimate but on the right money for a used Lotus Cortina racer, although it needs small money spent on new belts, a new extinguisher, and fresh seats before it can go out and battle again. Even with that in the equation, a fair deal both ways. #124-1967 AUSTIN A35 2-dr van. S/N haust. Very appealing on 6-inch wires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,132. The famous ex-F.R.W. “Lofty” England car, still with a few personal touches he specified. Jag's competition manager apparently had a new S1 E-type every year for four years, and this would have been the second. Despite that history, it sold after the sale for about 10% under lowest estimate, for decent coupe money. Well bought. #155-1962 MORRIS MINI Cooper Mk1 2-dr sedan. S/N KAZ54281654. White & black/black leather. RHD. Straight and tidy rally car built on a 997 Cooper (with Heritage Certificate), though now upgraded to “S” spec and then some: 1,380-cc engine, plus Jack Knight 5-speed and all the usual rally toys, including Halda Twinmaster. Original engine (9FSAH11508) included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT AAVB65216. Beige/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 656 miles. Various dings and ripples, wavy black-painted rockers, and some debris in rear on backside. One of the rear side-glass panes is cracked. From former F1 champ James Hunt's lean period, when he claimed it was as hilarious to drive on crossplies at 30 mph in the wet nesses. Smirthwaite engine now on SUs, though original Strombergs come with car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,655. Sold slightly low at no reserve. The restoration would be hard to repeat for the money, so I'd call this one cautiously well bought. #104-1973 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN138325G. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Rusty, blistered, and bulgy under shiny paint—and bubbles in the door pillars mean trouble. But it's all there, and the interior is good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,141. The as any race car. (although now it's on radials.) Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,334. Huge price for a windy old van, but you're paying for the previous ownership. Bought at auction in 1993 and in this ownership since, evidently mostly in storage. Not a bad buy on a completely unique novelty. #109-1971 JAGUAR XKE Series III con- $38,591. Competition cars didn't do well at this sale, and the deal on this one came together in the days afterward. Although the lower estimate, which is normally near the reserve, was only $24,000, it sold for a figure quite a margin over that. Market-correct, and you couldn't build it again for the same money. Well bought and realistically sold, especially as the Twinmaster is worth $1,500. #163-1965 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N B2595663BK1254L. White & green/black cloth. RHD. Stripped-out racer in 110 Sports Car Market vertible. S/N 1S71745BW. Eng. # 7531665. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 88,269 miles. Started as a left-handed coupe, into the U.K. from the U.S. in 1991, although it's unclear when it was modified or rebodied. Clean and exterior was troubling enough that I didn't even get underneath to check the floorpans and spring boxes. It was the coveted round-arch model, and the mechanicals are dirt cheap on these, so if it's not repairable, then at this money it's a good donor for a re-shell. #145-1977 JAGUAR XJC 4.2 coupe. S/N 2J3269BW. Red/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 41,182 miles. Obsessive concours condition. Sharp, shiny, and rot-free, above and below decks. Engine bay slightly overpolished,

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK leather just creasing in. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $35,540. A rare car now, as so many have been lost to rot. Good drivers start at around $15k, and rough ones are half that, so this one looked fair—but the new owner won't be able to use it much if he wants to keep it this way. #169-1986 ARGO JM19 racer. S/N 008. White, red & blue/gray velour. RHD. Looks brand new but is in fact 25 years old. Former IMSA Lights racer, rebuilt for 2010 and still ready to go, with Buick V6. There are two series for it just in the U.K. In the same livery it old-'uns. With a fresh Lester Owen M10, ready to race. Also included are a spare set of wheels with wet track tires and 90-liter tank. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $166,930. Not sold on the block, but in the days following, a deal was put together. Final price was rather less than the auction house had anticipated, but money talks, and a deal's a deal when both parties are happy. GERMAN #128-1935 FRAZER NASH-BMW 319/2 roadster. S/N 54158. Eng. # 54158. Gray/black leather. RHD. Well-known car in VSCC circles. Originally a beige and brown convertible, then subsequently sold minus body after a stalled restoration in the 1990s. Good-to-fair body, mechanically solid. Engine converted to shell bearings with Bristol connecting rods, oil pump, etc. Used for some light competition. Though it's not Vintage, eligible for lots of wore in 500-km races at Atlanta and Mid-Ohio in 1987. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $113,979. Discovered unloved at Mosler in Florida in 2004, brought to the U.K., repaired and rebuilt, prepped for racing in 2010, but plans changed. Sold slightly under bottom estimate, and aside from maybe a ratty old C2 car (depending on the spec of its engine), the cheapest entry you'll get into historic Group C/GT Prototype racing today. #150-1990 FOREMAN P4 Ferrari rep- lica racer. S/N Silver/black leather. RHD. Convincingly-shaped 330 P4 replica, using V12 from a 400GT, by NF Auto Developments. On the road, it'll fool no one who knows any- events. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $85,260. Last sold at Bonhams' Beaulieu sale for $94,355 in September 2009 (SCM# 142467), when our reporter said, “Delivered in 1935 but not registered until 1940—a brave move at a time when England was at war with Germany. Sold under estimate and not a huge amount of money for a very usable example of a significant car.” This time it was even cheaper, sold post-auction under the bottom estimate, and immediately retailed for almost $20k more. #151-1957 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE thing about cars. But looks good and is in super order, with excellent attention to detail. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $91,542. It would be hard to build another for twice the cost of constructing this one, so as a plaything, well bought. #171-2008 CHEVRON B16 racer. S/N CHDBE47. Orange/black. RHD. A continuation of the car Chevron built in the '60s, mostly for BMW 2-liter power, and which dominates historic racing today. Like new, and with Historic Technical Passport, can race with the deluxe sedan. S/N 1362957. Eng. # 1638582. Maroon & black/red & black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 42,235 miles. October 1956-built “oval-window” in excellent condition following restoration nine years ago. Utterly straight and shiny, no rot, and packed with all the extras, including two-tone vinyl seats and wire bottle basket and vase holder, although later roof rack is trying a bit too hard. Has been used a little, but still SOLD AT $23,245. Last sold at auction in 1992 for £7,400 (equivalent to about $14k then), so it's nearly doubled since. Sold slightly light of estimate, but on the money for a decent, not-quite-concours KR in an appealing but not original color combo. #107-1968 FRAZER NASH-BMW 2000 ti 2-dr sedan. S/N 1400367. Eng. # 1400367. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,709 miles. Frazer Nash-BMW was how these cars were marketed in the U.K., after long-time BMW importer Frazer Nash (and now alive in name again as the savior of Bristol). Straight and tidy original U.K. import, probably one of only 100 in this spec. Floors good, has had some work in sembled a good bunch of cars for its first sale. This wasn't mad money for such a pristine Bug. Well bought and sold. #130-1958 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 cabriolet microcar. S/N 68773. Maroon & silver/black cloth. MHD. Older restoration followed by a color change. Looks good overall, with a few dust marks in paint. Roof in good order; now with electronic ignition. Cond: 3+. rockers. Original 4-speed box comes with car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,411. 1968 makes it two years too late for FIA historic racing, so its road-car status is probably why it has survived so nicely. Its value would have been in its competition potential, which is why it looked cheap. But the price was right, at less money than you'd pay for a same-condition 2002—the slightly smaller, more nimble model that replaced it. #102-1968 PORSCHE 911L coupe. S/N quite delightful. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,411. In the U.K. from new, this had everyone going, including the team from RM, who came in for a nose-around and thought Silverstone had as- 112 1181027. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 48,325 miles. Shiny-ish, and solid underneath after restoration almost 20 years ago, but you get the feeling that rust isn't far away. Has been used on road rallies, so cosmetics—back of driver's door bent, various chips and scrapes—don't matter. Motor is dry underneath, and exhaust and oil pipes are OK. Alloys unscuffed but tatty. Interior fitted with aftermarket competi- Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK ITALIAN #115-1926 FIAT 503B tourer. S/N 4206847. Red/black canvas/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 9,907 miles. Nicely distressed old thing. Very original and unrestored, but not neglected or worn out. With split vinyl bench. Cond: 3. tion seats and harnesses. Also comes with 4 more 6-inch and two 7-inch Fuchs wheels. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,104. Was in the U.S. directly before the sale. Story was, a relocation to the Middle East forced the sale, and perhaps the owner thought it would do better in RHD England. A sold post-sale for what seems like a fairly high sum given the condition. Very usable, but potentially a lot of rot to sort out later. #116-1972 BMW 2002 tii 2-dr sedan. S/N 2751052. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 66,475 miles. The tii is the injected one, fastest of the bunch. Straight-looking and solid, but some sill welding, and some overspray. Could be a nice SOLD AT $13,283. The shape of the 503B is rather formal and upright, yet totally sporting. No estimate or reserve was given, but it looked like a good value against a Bullnose Morris or Austin 12/4, both of which it probably outperforms. Not a bad buy. #117-1970 ALFA ROMEO 1300 GT Junior coupe. S/N AR180043. Red/black leather. Odo: 33,624 km. Straight and tidy following bare-metal restoration at unknown time. Good interior, leather retrimmed, driver's side taking on a little shine. Electricallyopening tailgate (for ventilation) appears still car, but not yet. Interior has survived well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,565. Bottom dollar for a usable tii. If it doesn't rust through in the next couple of years, and the injection system keeps working, the buyer got a deal. 911330714. #127-1973 PORSCHE 911S targa. S/N Eng. # 6331686. Black/black fiberglass/black velour. RHD. Odo: 87,000 miles. In very good order throughout, following restoration six years ago. Said to be one of to work. Fitted with Cromodora mags and Hellebore steering wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,257. Sold slightly low, like a lot of the cars in this sale. These will normally bring about 25% over a stock-bodied 105 coupe, but as ever, rust and rarity worries make bidders waver. This one appeared to have no issues so I'd say cuatiously well bought. coupe. S/N #143-1973 DE TOMASO PANTERA THPNNMOS427. Blue/black only two black RHD cars supplied by AFN in 1973. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $65,515. Targa top keeps the price right down, especially in windand rain-swept Britain; had it been a coupe, it would likely have gone over $80,000. October 2011 leather. Odo: 41,000 km. Nice and tidy, with a few small blemishes in paint, but appears to 113

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK have no rot. Bumper chrome good, all trim parts present and correct. Interior mostly good and original, aside from broken trim on steering wheel and one split near a seam on driver's seat base. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,566. Rare car in this stock condition in the U.K., so makes sense that it was in California from 1983 to 2010, having been supplied new to Italy. The car was retailed by a well-known dealer for $15k more the week after sale. A good buy, evidently. #139-1974 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 05398. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 68,973 miles. Extensively restored Dino, & white vinyl. Odo: 10,900 289-ci V8. The only one in Europe, and in excellent restored order throughout. Mileage is believed genuine. Deep black paint, gleaming chrome. Almost certainly a U.S. restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,463. Only recently imported from the U.S., this sold at the expected money—about the same as a good '65 289 Mustang convertible would be expected to fetch. #165-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO done in 1993 by Terry Hoyle and remains nearly pristine. Painted again in past twelve months, looks very new and shiny, with good panel fit for a Dino. Interior is all intact and correct, with good dash top and leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $171,417. Sold about right. Despite predictions of Dinos shooting up from their $130k low a couple of years ago, auction cars have tended to stick a little under the $160k mark. #177-2003 FERRARI 575M Maranello F1 coupe. S/N ZFFBT55C000130114. Eng. # 71355. Giallo Fly/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,000 miles. Good, straight, and tidy. Low mileage, full history (including two cam-belt changes already). Extras include Fiorano handling kit, Tubi exhaust, and interior carbon kit with paddles. Has tools, service books in trick bits, plus a bunch of spares. Good, straight, and claimed never bent in action. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,183. Sold for a little under the minimum estimate, which means either the reserve was lower, or the owner was in the room and gave the nod. As ever with used competition cars, unrepeatable for the money, though how much of a freshen-up it needs isn't clear. A lot of fun for the price, though. #179-2003 DODGE VIPER SRT-10 con- vertible. S/N N/A. Silver/black leather. Odo: 13,000 miles. One owner in the U.S., and one in the U.K. since 2005. Clean, tidy, almost like new, and with low mileage. Mildly easier to live with than an RT-10, but blander style. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,131. Last lot of the leather cases, and car cover. Supplied new to Eric Clapton, then Chris Evans, a high-profile English DJ and Ferrari collector. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $108,594. All the 550/575-series cars are a great value in the U.K. now, partly because of their numbers, and partly because of ongoing service costs being a reality check for owners at this level of spending. Hard to say whether the Clapton connection added any value here, as he's had so many Ferraris. Numbers on the market mean they're a known commodity and this was on the nail. AMERICAN #110-1956 STUDEBAKER SKY HAWK Continental coupe. S/N 7809585. Black/black 114 racer. S/N N/A Blue/black vinyl. No chassis number visible or specified, but a full-house racer suitable for some of the series run to looser rules than FIA Appendix K, with more allowance for tires, brakes, etc. Claimed “6 litres,” so it's a 350 SBC near enough, but full of sale, and sold about right; this is where Vipers are in the U.K., and seven-year-older RT-10s don't come any cheaper than the low £20ks ($32ks), so this didn't look like a bad value. They have a small but dedicated following here, where the roads just aren't long, straight, or wide enough to support a high volume of sales. © Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Bloomington Gold For the Corvette faithful, Bloomington Gold is one of the most important events of the year, and $6m for 119 cars is nothing to be taken lightly Company Mecum Auctions Date June 24–25, 2011 Location St. Charles, IL Auctioneer Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Bob McGlothlen, Jim Landis and Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold / offered 119/244 Sales rate 49% Sales total $5,929,185 High sale 23 black Corvettes — $1.6m Intro by Dan Grunwald, report and photos by Dan Grunwald and B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics E ach June, Mecum travels to St. Charles, IL, for what has become the biggest all-Corvette auction in the world. And this year, luck prevailed again in northern Illinois, as the harsh weather that passed through the Chicago suburbs on the Tuesday before the event managed to miss Pheasant Run Lodge. Throughout the preview hours on Thursday and Friday, there were overcast skies with cool temperatures and occasional light sprinkles, but as always, nothing would seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the Corvette-only crowds, who made their way to St. Charles from locations all over the U.S. for Bloomington Gold's annual judging, the swapmeet, vendor booths, and of course, the auction itself. I cannot stress enough the quality of the cars offered for sale here. It was difficult to find anything below a number 2 condition example, and several of the cars I rated at a number 3 or below were rare original examples, rating as a 3 based on condition, but also bringing six-figure prices due to their unrestored originality (which is paramount to Corvette values). By the time the last car crossed the block, sales totals had reached nearly $6m — a comfortable increase over last year's $4.8m. The star collection of this sale was a no-reserve collection of 23 black Corvettes. Mecum advertised the 116 St. Charles, IL 1972 Corvette ZR2 convertible, sold at $434,600 Buyer's premium $300 up to $5,499; $500 from $5,500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices cars heavily, and the collection even had special treatment on the way from its storage location to the auction site at Pheasant Run Lodge, with a police escort and parade-style speeds through nearby St. Charles on the Thursday before the auction. The Friday sale started a bit slow, with the Mecum team working hard to earn their money. But despite the slow start, the event did pick up, especially as the Saturday sale started, thanks to better-quality consignments. As the higher-end cars crossed the block, the money flowed much more freely. The much-publicized black collection crossed the block on Saturday, selling for an aggregate hammer price of $1.6m. The high sale of the event went to a 1971 Corvette ZR2 convertible, thought to be one of two, which made $434,600. Other notable sales included a 1958 Corvette 283/250 that made $151,050, a 1954 Corvette roadster that brought $74,200, and a 1962 Corvette 327/360 Big-Brake Fuelie that sold at $90,100. The sheer size of the Mecum organization Sales Totals and the number of cars they sell every month makes this Corvette-only sale a small part of their repertoire. But for the Corvette faithful, it is one of the most important events of the year, and a final total of nearly $6m for 119 cars is nothing to be taken lightly. There isn't any other place in the world where you can see this many fine and rare Corvettes in one place at one time, so if you feel a tug of desire for or even a light interest in “America's Sports Car,” then Bloomington Gold needs to be on your to-do list for 2012. ♦ $2m $4m $6m $8m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL AMERICAN #S19-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001569. Black/beige/beige vinyl. Odo: 49,212 miles. 265-ci 195-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh black paint shows a few edge chips. Chrome peeling off rechromed side spear. Pitting on windshield the six-figure mark with the added 6% commission. Top price paid and worth every penny. #F76-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S100460. Black/black hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 49,372 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Body-off restoration in 2011 with lacquer repaint. New interior and chrome. NCRS regional Top Flight in 2011. taillight lenses. 99.6% Duntov Award in 2008. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $151,050. A high-level restoration, confirmed by the final price paid. Well bought and well sold. #S90-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S104339. Blue/blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 454 miles. 283-ci 270-hp V8, 2x4bbl, 4-sp. No visible flaws in paint, engine, or interior. Has a couple of small grille-surround surround, wiper scratches on glass. Visible paint run on dash under radio. Very dirty top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,500. Said to be one of 15 black Corvettes built in 1955. Part of the collection of black Corvettes featured and offered at no reserve. Fairly bought and sold. #S20-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N VE56S002468. Black/black/red vinyl. Odo: 26,300 miles. 265ci 210-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numerous paint preparation flaws and wavy side panels. Weak rear chrome and side-window chrome. Variable Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $91,160. Probably not the best year to sell a black Corvette at no reserve, but this car sold the day before the “Black Corvette Collection,” and the quality was better. A respectable price. #S16-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S101891. Red/beige/red vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. 283-ci 270-hp V8, 2x4bbl, 3-sp. Newer paint with some thin areas and touch-ups visible. All chrome and trim good. Some cracks in weatherstripping on wind- dents. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $116,600. The best examples of early cars continue to bring strong money. This was another beautiful restoration that left the seller smiling. #S58-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S107486. Blue/blue hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 42,135 miles. 283-ci 245hp V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. All-new chrome. Deep paint scratch on right cove. Trunk lid fits high. panel gaps. Pitted air cleaner and damage on distributor cover. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,020. Part of the “Black Corvette Collection.” I thought this had a bit of a “fluff-and-buff” vibe going on, but it apparently worked. Sold well. #S85-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S104412. Cascade Green/cream vinyl. Odo: 39,585 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Presents well from ten feet and only looks better the closer you get. Triple Crown in 2007 and still shows better shield. Some cracking on steering wheel. Nicely detailed engine and interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,680. I would guess this was a few-years-old restoration that was just now losing some edge. Still a show car or very highend driver. This was the one to buy. Well bought and sold. #S68-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S101627. Black/black hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 72 miles. 283-ci 250hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. New paint, chrome, and interior. Hard top only. Radio and heater delete. Said to be a three-owner car with original California pink slip. Small cracks in both Some heavy dents in hard top trim. New interior, light pitting on some interior chrome trims. Detailed engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,900. One of many two-top cars offered at BG this year. Sold at a market price for condition. #S83-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S109664. White/black hard top/black leather. Odo: 15,133 miles. 283ci 315-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Older Goodwood Motor Circuit Racing sticker on windshield and roll bar. Guest driver Dick Gulstrand's name on windshield. Newer paint with some chips. Chrome starting to age grace- than new from the factory. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $101,760. Only possible criticism would be over-restoration, but if you wanted perfection, this was it. Hammered at $96,000 and broke 118 fully in places. Fitted with aluminum wind deflector on front. Leather interior with roll bar Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL and Simpson Racing Belts. Long wheel studs. Immaculate fuel-injected engine compartment with older underside center hood repair visible. Rebuilt numbers-matching drivetrain. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,900. Rock-bottom price for a numbers-matching Fuelie race car with interesting history. Well bought. #S84-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S107443. Black/white/silver vinyl. Odo: 46,464 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Dust visible in fresh paint in numerous places. Some waviness in chrome on windshield-surround. 4-sp. Light paint chips all over with a touch-up on top left front fender. Heavy paint bubbling and cracks in driver's door jamb area. Some chrome and trim scratches. N.O.M. Local Wisconsin car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,580. This honest driver seemed to start and run well. Both buyer and seller should be smiling. #S64-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S117437. Silver/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 68,611 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A showroom-new car with solid-closing doors and tight-fitting top and side glass. Well restored, new paint, all 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to have 1,700 miles since full restoration. Good paint and chrome, new top, new weatherstripping, some light delamination on right side bottom of windscreen. Teak wheel, new leather interior. Engine clean and restored using much aluminum paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,000. This was a nice '65 small-block in correct color combo. Well bought at a market price well under the cost of restoration. #S70-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S119164. Rally Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 6 miles. 396-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh restoration to high level with new lacquer paint. Side Dents in grille trim in the usual places. Equipped with optional fuel injection, 4-speed, and heavy-duty brakes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $90,100. Small details and quality of paint were all that kept this from a being a #1 car. All things considered, fairly bought and sold. #S17-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N O867S100461. Yellow/black/black vinyl. Odo: 16,485 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older paint shows chips, cracks, and some color mismatch. Chrome has scratches and pitting. Dashpad pulling loose in front, and steering wheel has new chrome and trim. Some chips and scratches on original windshield. New leather interior, power windows. On original alloy wheels. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $80,560. This beautiful '64 had lots of original documents including window sticker, warranty book, and bill of sale. It was done right and brought a big price. Well bought and sold. #S52-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S110474. Ermine White/silver vinyl. Odo: 96,190 miles. 327-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Some stone chips on side and rear glass, light misfits on trim. Dealerinstalled factory sidepipes. With a/c and tinted glass has light scratches, one paint chip on driver's door. Earned regional Top Flight in 2011. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $91,160. This beautiful Corvette looked better than showroomnew and was one of only a few 396/425 cars at the auction. Priced accordingly. #S82-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S119425. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 492 miles. 427-ci 425hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very nice paint shows a few flaws at base of soft top. Small dent in windshield header trim. Telescopic steering wheel. Side exhaust. Alloy wheels and Goldline tires. ground-down spots and cracks. Newer top has tear on driver's side. Clean engine with dents in air cleaner. Undercoated. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,860. This colorful driver was now starting to wear thin. Considering that it needed a bit of love and money, price paid was fair. #S47-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S102134. Red/black leather. Odo: 69,571 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, glass. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,880. Ermine White was the second most popular color in 1964, but you don't see that many of them today. It looks great with the tinted glass on a coupe. Fairly bought for an a/c car with 365 ponies. #S65-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S114267. Glen Green/white/black leather. Odo: 1,873 miles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $80,560. Last sold for $92,400 At Mecum's Bloomington Gold sale in 2007 (SCM# 45516). Ten years earlier, sold for $46,988 at Mecum's sale in Arlington Heights, IL, November 1997 (SCM# 22089). Fair price paid today for this Bloomington Gold and NCRS Triple Crown award-winner. #S80-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S121209. Blue/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 3,444 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Fitted with 350 crate engine and aluminum radiator with electric fan. New paint and top. Newer radio and new engine temperature gauge under dash. Some light patina on leather 120 driver's seat. Scratches Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Lots of age-cracking and checking in what appears to be mostly original paint. Driver's seat torn. Some interior paint weak. Engine bay on glove box door and inside of driver's side glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $50,880. Started life as a base-engine 327 and now resto-modded for more power and reliability. A solid summer driver that should bring many happy days for the new owner. Well bought and sold. #S87-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S115610. Rally Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 11 miles. 427ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent high-level restoration with no visible flaws or misfits. engine bay components, chassis and undercarriage heavily surface-rusted overall. Immaculate original interior, with just a nice hint of old car smell. Optional L46 350/350, 4-speed, 4.11 Positraction, sidepipes, and AM/ FM radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,570. After the consignor purchased the car, he took it to the same shop that had maintained it since new. When the new owner had the smog pump put back onto the motor, the owner of the shop noted that he originally removed it right after the car was sold new in 1969. Benchmarkready for next year's Bloomington Gold. As such, it was bought well. shows as unrestored. On original Kelsey-Hayes wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $140,450. A Survivor-quality car with matching hard top. Last appeared at Mecum's 2009 Bloomington Gold sale, where it was bid to $170k and not sold (SCM# 120944). The seller obviously should've taken the money then, but not a terrible transaction today. Well bought and sold. #F114-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194670D724255. Maroon/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 4,401 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Tear in driver's seat. Newer radio and later-model tilt and telescopic steering column and wheel. Sidepipes with good chrome. Power brakes, #S99-1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N Orange/orange hard 194671S117850. top/black vinyl Ontario soft top//black vinyl. Odo: 21,033 miles. 454-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored by Naber Brothers and owned by a veritable who's-who of Corvettedom. Feature display at Bloomington Gold in 1999 and 2003, plus on special display at NCM in 2000. Paint masking around body tag and door latch hardware not as good as I'd expect on such an outstanding restoration. Virtually concours-ready as it sits. As confirmed by original tank sticker, equipped with optional ZR2 454 engine package, M22 Very bright paint and sidepipes make for tons of eyeball. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $111,300. A mid-year resale red convertible with big block and 4-speed with no flaws. How do you beat that? Well sold. #F81-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S106015. White/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 54,310 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Lots of small bubbles in paint. Micro-pitting chrome on vent win- power steering, and a/c. Engine washed but not detailed. High polish alternator. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,800. Originally a blue car, now painted a later Corvette red color. Deep paint and shiny sidepipes made for lots of eyeball, which probably explains how it sold so well. #S71-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S713601. LeMans Blue/blue hard top & black vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 23,664 miles. 350-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. One owner until 2009, still with all original drivetrain components, paint, ProtectO-Plate, and tank sticker. Windshield starting dows. Alloy wheels with Goldline tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,410. Poor paint preparation let this otherwise nice Corvette down a bit, but the final hammer price worked. A fair transaction. #S76-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S116383. Maroon/maroon hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 67,719 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. 122 to delaminate along passenger's side. Runs out quite well. Light flash rust on most uncoated Sports Car Market 4-speed, 3.55 Positraction, F41 suspension, power brakes, and hard top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $434,600. One of two ZR2 convertibles produced; the other car was also here this weekend at Bloomington Gold, featured in The Great Hall. The auction car was documented with the original tank sticker, which confirms a build date of mid-May 1971, the latest known build date for an LS6 Corvette. Not only was it the last ZR2 built, it was also the last of all 454ci LS6-powered vehicles built by Chevrolet. This one pretty much took most everyone by surprise. Last sold here at Bloomington 2008 for $550,000 (SCM# 117104). #F39-1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE LT-1 convertible. S/N 194671S108894. Mille Red/red hard top/black soft top//red leather.

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Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Odo: 94,753 miles. 350-ci 330-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. New chrome. Scratches on side glass. Shiny paint with numerous flaws on hood. Crack on dash top. Clean engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,680. One of the most desirable C3s built, with plenty of power from its solidlifter small block. And it was a convertible with both tops. Well sold. #S117-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67W2S509213. Classic White/black vinyl soft top/black leather. Odo: 80,343 miles. 454-ci 270-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Better quality older repaint over good body prep. Rear door gap quite wide and uneven. Show-quality bumper replate, and well aligned to body. Excellent mostly original interior components, although a good amount of it has been redyed. Seat leather very glossy and heavily scuffs on right rear corner. New non-OEM replacement windshield. Original interior. Seam separation starting on passenger's seat. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,370. Original 1978 Pace Cars really illustrate the low state of the domestic auto industry at that time. Despite being the hot car that year, they present as being just slapped together and almost painted as an afterthought. “Good news, it's all-original; bad news, it's all-original” could never be more true. Market-price sale for now. #F113-1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Indy Pace Car Edition convertible. S/N 1G1YY6782G5901998. Red/white vinyl/gray leather. Odo: 52,157 miles. 350-ci 235-hp fuelinjected V8, manual. Full Pace Car decal set applied over very well-kept original paint. Door-to-glass seals show some light chipping and tears. Less interior wear than expected. Aftermarket steering wheel rim leather cover fitted. Very heavy passenger's seat back wear, suggesting that said seat was kept in the down position, rubbing on rear bulkhead carpeting engine compartment, with minimal road abrasions on undercarriage. Newer replacement Firehawk tires on stock wheels. With optional selective ride control, dual power leather sport seats, and both types of roof panels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,310. With the good combination of the rarest paint for 1992, the first year for the bullet-proof LT1 motor, and having been pampered since new, this was the best late C4 buy of the weekend. #S33-1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 coupe. S/N 1G1YZ22J8S5800165. Black/tinted panel/black leather. Odo: 47,610 miles. 350-ci 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Consigned by third owner since new, who's owned it for eight years. Excellent original paint, with only a handful of light gravel chips on front fascia and mirrors. Windshield lightly fogging around edges from delamination. wrinkled. Aftermarket center console T-pad. Clean and tidy but not show quality under the hood and under the body. Optional LS5 big block, automatic, a/c, power windows, tilt/ telescopic column, AM/FM, luggage rack, and interior décor group. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,920. Heavily optioned, this would've been a very expensive car when new—at least $6,800 by my calculations. Today it still rings the bell, although more due to its respectable condition than its option list. The reserve was lifted at $32k. Not cheap, but a decent buy if you wanted Cadillac luxury in a C3 Corvette. #F70-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Indy Pace Car Edition coupe. S/N 1Z8748S900542. Silver & black/silver leather. Odo: 42,623 miles. 350-ci 220-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional L82 engine. IPC decals are still in original boxes in back of car. Wears mostly original paint, but it's nothing to write home about: fisheye pooling on rear fender peaks and door peaks; bonding strips beginning to delaminate on both front fenders; heavier crazing since new, or that it was cleaned with 100-grit sandpaper. Aftermarket cat-back chambered exhaust system. Wearing BF Goodrich replacement tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,000. The weekend before, at Mecum's St. Paul auction, a virtual copy in black was declared sold at $8,500, decals on the flanks and all. Both also had the 4+3 manual transmission, so considering the fact that that's actually a minus compared to the bullet-proof 700R4, we can say that the cars represented the upper and lower brackets of current market pricing. #S112-1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY23P7N5101300. Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 22,984 miles. 350-ci 300-hp fuelinjected V8, auto. Actual miles. Factoryoriginal orange peel has been buffed and polished out. Only discernible interior wear is on door sill carpet. Near showroom-condition of hood C-stripe decal, with unimpressive masking on it from when hood was repainted; 124 mats show any sign of soiling or wear, and very light, at that. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $84,800. After it was hammered sold (the reserve was lifted when it hit $80k), a couple of guys near where I was sitting groused that someone paid way over retail for a Grand Sport. True if it was bone stock (but not by much), but bought well considering that it was a Callaway-finished car that would've hit nearly six digits new when all was said and done. © Sports Car Market Expected interior wear for miles indicated. Underhood almost show quality. Optional tinted roof panel, with aftermarket sun shade. Stock wheels shod with replacement Eagle F1s. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,850. Slightly under the money for a ZR-1 in this condition. Well bought. #S120-2010 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Callaway Grand Sport convertible. S/N 1G1YS3DW7A5105287. White & red/black cloth/black & red leather. Odo: 3,379 miles. 6.2-L 606-hp V8, supercharger, 6-sp. Factoryoptional 6-speed manual, dual-mode exhaust, power top, 3LT equipment package, navigation, Z15 heritage package. 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eBay Motors Online Sales Wanna-haves and Wanna-bes ”People would think you were mental for sectioning the frame. But it makes sense if you want a good clone of an unobtainium model.” Report by Geoff Archer & Chad Tyson Market opinions in italics S CM's eBay connoisseurs Chad Tyson and Geoff Archer return this month with some cool sports cars that would be right at home in the pages of SCM... and five Ferrari wanna-bes that will have Sheehan excising page 126 with an X-Acto knife and tweezers. 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) jack with jack tool, and Porsche COA.” 23 bids. sf 75. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,600. Toward the end of his rah-rah writing, the seller named his hoped-for “list price” of $73,500. Maybe it was because the original Blaupunkt wasn't working, but $23k less is what he got. Good price for a good car. CHAD'S WANNA-HAVES #250856005013-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 6719XX. Green/green leather. Odo: 14,850 miles. 24 photos. Phoenix, AZ. “This is not a restored car it is original. Fully document milage includes a log book with the amount of gas he put in and what he paid for it. Original bill of sale original title original batteries original tires original interior original top. Side curtins are still wrapped up in package never used....... all reciepts since day one. Two owner car with heritage certificate.” Brake BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC570130307. Adobe Beige/white leather. 69 photos. #110713289543-1966 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E11595. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 19,361 miles. 23 photos. Toledo, OH. “I bought the car from my uncle in 1981 and have owned it since. In anticipation of selling the car I've had the paint stripped and repainted and the interior redone, retaining the original color for both. The engine St. Louis, MO. Comprehensive restoration, mileage reset to zero. “Equipped with a long list of options and accessories including Power Steering, Brakes, Seats, Electric wipers, Windshield washers, Power top, Power antenna, Dash mounted compass, Traffic viewer, Autronic eye, tissue dispenser, Wonderbar radio, Padded dash, spinner hubcaps, Fender skirts, Dual antennas, #370529013729-1957 CHEVROLET vinyl/copper & beige hoses and master cylinder have been replaced for safety, but originals are included. 53 bids. sf 30. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $175,000. The seller said it was the fourth-lowest-mileage XK 120 in the world, according to a registry somewhere. Also mentioned another XK 120 that was sold in 2009 at Gooding's Pebble Beach auction for $192,500 as a comparison (SCM# 141211), but that car was an SE; this wasn't. Buyer bid well beyond what was reasonable for the low mileage and unrestored condition; the car was relisted several weeks later, suggesting the deadbeat realized his red-mist mistake. 126 could be repainted or chromed but other than that the car is in very good condition. I have service records going back to 1966, have manuals, and some of the original tools.” 17 bids. sf 4. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,600. A reported three-owner convertible, with records back to new, for less than the price of a coupe? Talk about a steal of a deal. The shiny paint and clean interior were just a bonus. #290590316589-1965 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 221489. Eng. # 812562. Bali Blue/blue leather. Odo: 20,261 miles. 48 photos. Houston, TX. “During the restoration the coupe's body was completely stripped and refinished to the straight.” New rubber and seals around reportedly original glass. Dellorto carburetors now fitted, originals included, along with “tools and roll, tire gauge, Driver's Manual, workshop manual, date-coded spare, back-up lights, Continental kit, Under hood light, twin outside mirrors, Day/night mirror, vanity mirror and tinted glass.” 21 bids. sf 281. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $109,500. Appears last sold in the SCM database at RM's Phoenix 2004 auction for $65,450 (SCM# 32473). Different colors—interior went from coraland-white to copper-and-beige—and no drop in quality lead to an appreciation of $44k over seven years. How does that compare to your house? Mid-'50s convertibles have been much more stable than muscle cars in the American market lately. Fair value all around. #270788349442-1963 CONTINENTAL convertible. 3Y86N406794. Black/black LINCOLN S/N canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 84,011 miles. 79 photos. Scottsdale, Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales AZ. “Previously owned and built for MLB star Jonny Gomes. Solid, rust free southern car this is an original triple black car. It has a true one of a kind look being lowered on a set of custom built 20” wire wheels with a black lip and real deal—sadly Chris Lawrence has passed on so cars like these will not happen again... The a/c can be removed if the next owner wishes. Miata conversion, with Simpson Design Italia body kit.” Looks like a 7/8 scale 275 GTS, replete with round taillights, kamm back, covered headlights, etc. “Featured in Miata Magazine and cover car June/July 2000 volume 11 issue 3. CALIFORNIA SMOG LEGAL. Ford engine 302ci 345HP GT-40 Aluminium heads and GT-40 intake. Tremec 3550 5 speed trans. Big brake conversion Wilwood front, with 16” chrome spokes. It's the ultimate cruiser and it gets more attention and appreciation then any exotic or new luxury car could ever get.” Said to be correct 430-ci, just completely rebuilt. 81 bids. sf 201. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $51,300. Celebrity ownership can mean a Midas touch, or just another owner in a line. Jonny Gomes isn't exactly Babe Ruth, or even Derek Jeter, but the car did appear exceptionally well finished. I'm not sure that the level work could be replicated at this price, so mark it down as well bought. And who doesn't like suicide doors? GEOFF'SWANNA-BES #220811548940-1961 FERRARI 250 GTE rebodied as 250 GT Spyder. S/N 2795. Dark blue metallic/brown leather. Odo: 1,436 miles. 20 Photos. Campbell, CA. “This Ferrari 250GT alloy bodied Cal spyder and the 250SWB in the other listing are the finest Ferrari rebodies ever done—they are Ferraris— starting life as good 250GTE cars—they were constructed by Chrisopher Lawrence.” 2 bids, sf 943. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $310,100. Donor car sold for $30,800 at RM Santa Every curve and contour was cad copied and is perfect.” 2 bids, sf 943. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $300,100. There is really no rule-of-thumb for guesstimating replica or rebody values. It comes down to who wants one how badly at any given time (although that of course hinges somewhat on the current value of the real thing—which in this case is easily several million). No luck online in the days before Monterey. Odds are this will be crossing the block down near Cannery row later in August. #290564691894-1964 FERRARI 330 GT rolling chassis and 250 GTO replica shell coupe. S/N N/A. Raw aluminum. 11 Photos. Shaftesbury, UK. “Selling this as an unfinished project. The rolling chassis is a shortened 1964 330 GT complete with 3967cc V12 engine, manual gearbox, axle, suspension, fuel tank and wheels. It comes complete with the original green DVLA log book and current V5, and has matching numbers. The first owner is shown as Tourist Trophy Garages Ltd in Farnham, Surrey. The GTO style body skin has been professionally built in aluminium, but is unfinished, and includes door skins and the wheels. Speedster top, Katzkin leather seats. Glass rear window.” No mention of how it drives. 4 bids, sf 174. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $11,101. Between the cognoscenti and the clueless, this car will have a tough time finding good money. It takes a real car person to know that this looks a lot like a Ferrari 275 GTS, but real car people are unlikely to embrace such a blatant fake. Non-car people won't understand why this would be worth any more than a stock MX-5. So, like a lot of customs, top dollar comes only from the creator, and after that, we'll just see a whole lot of wincing from stakeholders and spectators alike. Should've let it go for this bid. #150618959612-1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Ferrari 250 GTO replica coupe. S/N N/A. Primer gray. 13 Photos. Raleigh, NC. “Modified to the wheelbase dimensions of the original. The body and interior is made of aluminum. The door, hood and trunk frames are made of steel. The rest of the chassis is made up of inch and a half steel tube including rear roll bar. I have the rear end and steering rack that will have to be modified to fit the Monica in 2002 (SCM# 28472). While few would disagree with the beautiful result, some might consider the rebody sacrilege. Here I admit SCM might shoulder at least a smidgeon of guilt, as we wrote, “Huge price for a builder. Very nice 250 GTEs are in the $40,000 to $60,000 range at the moment, and this car is far more than $30,000 away from being something you would want to admit to owning, in public at least.” Gulp. #220811567237-1962 FERRARI 250 GTE rebodied as 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N 3251. Metallic blue/blue leather. 18 Photos. Campbell, CA. “Constructed by Chrisopher Lawrence—if you cover the i.d. plate it is undetectable from an original—every piece, part, screw, nut, bolt, door handle, gauge is dead on—it was rebodied for a gentleman that had an open checkbook, it drives as new—it is the October 2011 front windscreen.” 0 offers, sf 27. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $64,950. A great four-headlight 330 2+2 is approximately a $100k car. So, ordinary people would think you were mental for cutting the body off and sectioning the frame. But if your goal was a very accurate clone of eight-figure unobtanium model, then maybe this would make sense. Problem is, very few highly specialized shops can finish this project. The man on the street perusing eBay isn't your buyer. Bring this to a physical auction that is heavy on Enzo-era Ferraris, or it will continue to be a gloriously unfinished and expensive pipedream. V8 Ferrari 275 GTS replica convertible. S/N JM1NA3517N0313477. Giallo #280697934427-1992 MAZDA MIATA Fly Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 99,398 miles. 24 Photos. San Marcos, CA. “Monster shortened width of the car. There is still some welding work that has to be done on the chassis and you will have to get the conversion kit to replace the mono leafs to coilovers.” No drivetrain. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $7,150. The classically hopeful seller suggested, “this is a great opportunity for someone to have one of the nicest and most expensive cars that were ever made and as close to the original as possible for a fraction of the price.” I am guessing the winning bidder was not an SCM subscriber. In fact, I will bet my annual SCM hatemail-to-theeditor quota on it. © 127

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal Keith, this is my #1 car read each Two Horsemen of the Alfacarlypse. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA here. Just another creative way to enter the carpool lane on the back streets of Milan. — Joel Shooks, Traverse City, MI The aftermarket body kit delivered two extra horses — but decimated the value of this Alfa. — Chris Racelis, LaGrange, IL You say you need just two more horses under the hood to win the Mille Miglia? Enzo won't mind. Count us in! — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Bob found a clever way to squeeze a couple of horses out of his 6C. — Jim Burke, via email Alfa's answer to the popular RUNNER-UP: Desperate to marry off his two eldest daughters, Count Volpozzi included his prized vintage Alfa in the dowry and paraded them through town. Still, there were no takers. — Pat Hamlin, Thousand Oaks, CA Mr. and Mrs. Ed admire Ed's new sports car. — Gay Eisenhardt, via email Why the long face? This doubles the horsepower! — Doug and Gabby McDonald, Bountiful, UT Sure, he has a beautiful Alfa, but he's a horse's ass and so is his friend. — Brian J. Peters, Washington D.C. Picturesque vintage rallies through chilly European hills in an open car often leave one with a horse throat. — Michael Rivkin, Orcas Island, WA Sadly, the Alfa Romeo Deux Chevaux, while stylish, failed to crack Citroen's hold on the French market. — Jeff Smith, Plano, TX The instruction to super- charge the car and increase the horsepower was severely misunderstood by the driver's fill-in mechanic. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI To Enzo's dismay, the Alfalfa Romeo put the horses neither in front of the carriage nor behind it, but rather in the driver's seat itself. — Erik Olson, Dublin CA Even in the pre-war days, the Italians found creative ways to squeeze out a couple more horsepower. — Cason Grover, Nashville, TN Alfalfa Romeomeo 1750. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Nothing out of the ordinary Renault Deux Chevaux. — David Meronuk, Sechelt, B.C. When Enzo Ferrari was with Alfa Romeo, he introduced the Standing Horse emblem. When he started his own company... well, the rest is history. — David Libby, West Des Moines, IA His mechanic had told him he was sure he could find the Alfa a couple of extra horses for the upcoming Mile Miglia; however, this was clearly not what Giancarlo had envisioned. — John Brumder, Boulder, CO Stop horsing around! I'm driving! No, I'm driving! — Chris Riley, Wilton, CT How to pick up a couple of extra horsepower! — Jim Holbrook, Fort Myers, FL Ahh ... to be an Alfa Mare-o from an Italian herd! — Eric Gustafson, Long Beach, CA Late to see “Equus,” Luigi This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2011 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 972084797. 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. 128 month. Thanks for the great effort. Still waiting/hoping for some bike content. It was nice meeting you at the La Jolla Motor Car Classic this past April. — Daniel Reichel, Oceanside, CA Daniel, I imagine you enjoyed our story about the 1948 Vincent “Bathing Suit” bike and our coverage of Bonhams' auction at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in the September issue. We love vintage bikes here; it's all about limitless classic machines and limited number of pages. — KM Great magazine — expand eBay section. — Frank Cali, Coeur d'Alene, ID Can't do without it because of the legal articles! — Fred Leydorf, Birmingham, MI Sports Car Market magazine not only informs about the latest values, but it educates about a wide variety of vehicles other magazines do not feature. I love that aspect. — Robert Bent, Palmdale, CA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin took the mane track in his Thoroughbred Alfa and plowed through town with unbridled enthusiasm. — Randy Zussman, via email Alfa reminds everyone that the original, unpopular name for the A6 was the Equus. Take that, Hyundai! — David Dreyfuss, Chicago, IL Thinking to capitalize on the rearing horse motif, and emboldened by already having the Deux Chevaux in the stable, Citroen, in a failed partnership with Alfa, shamelessly propped two equines on the running boards and sent them down Main Street. Public curiosity for the project seemed slim. — John Weagley, via email The twins, Flicka and Trigger, loved riding the children's car ride in front of the grocery store. — Lance Lambert, Seattle, WA The added horsepower was a great option, but who picks up the pollution left behind? — Les Wolf, Vancouver, WA One of Publisher Martin's “Best Buys” returns home after visiting the Equestrian Center at Pebble Beach. — Mike Buettell, Friday Harbor, WA Norman Vogel wins an official Sports Car Market cap for his epic, end-of-the-world mangling of Publisher Martin's favorite marque. © Sports Car Market

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SCM Weekly Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: June 28th (1,180 total votes) SCM is selling our three MGs, which will make some room in the SCM garage. What would be the best $35k replacement for a decent, two-year return on investment? A. 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 454/390 convertible: 22.5% B. 1985 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe: 18.8% C. 1956 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN7: 47.5% D. 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB QV: 11.3% June 21st (1,032 total votes) RM's inaugural Salon Privé event takes place this week. Which car will bring high-sale honors? A. 1929 Bentley Speed Six “Le Mans” replica tourer, Lot 130, $1m: 40.6% (This car turned out to be the actual high sale of the auction, and it brought $755,745) B. 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coupe, Lot 131, $700k: 6.3% C. 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Experimental Sports Tourer, Lot 135, $1.5m: 34.4% D. 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental fastback, Lot 139, $730k: 18.8% June 14th (985 total votes) Which star car will be the biggest surprise at Monterey? A. Bonhams & Butterfields' 1971 BMW M1 art car, $750k — a fine-art painting built to racing specs: 14.3% B. Mecum's 1960 Maserati Birdcage, $3m — history, technology and vintage-race ready: 25.7% C. Russo and Steele's 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 “Pilot Car,” $250k — an important muscle car on its way up: 8.6% D. RM's “Le Mans” ex-McQueen 1970 Porsche 911S, $150k — ultimate Hollywood car guy, ultimate Hollywood car film, ultimate car, ultimate price: 34.3% E. Gooding's 1953 Ferrari 375 coupe, $3m — the top road Ferrari from a bygone era, with one-of-a-kind Vignale styling: 17.1% June 7th (930 total votes) Concorso Italiano is just around the corner. Assuming you had $100k to spend, which would you buy to cause the biggest stir at this year's event? A. 1971 Lamborghini/Bizzarrini Targa: 15.7% B. 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, tubbed with a supercharged 427 Chevy: 2.2% C. 1972 De Tomaso Pantera with a 427 side-oiler conversion: 79.1% D. 1987 Lamborghini LM002 with a chrome-plated body: 3% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscarmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. October 2011 129

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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 classifieds@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. English 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Sand over sable with beige leather, 2 owners, 52,600 miles, gorgeous and in excellent condition. Motorcar Gallery $76,500. Contact Steve954.522.9900, email: sales@motorcargallery.com. Website: www.motorcargallery.com. 1966 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Roadster 1965 Bentley S3 German 1964 Porsche 356C coupe 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 Elegant one-off body by Kellner of Paris. Original tools, tea service and fitted luggage. Payne electric overdrive. $375,000. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1936 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Tourer Excellent condition, ideal for tours, sunny days, or vintage racing, has Monterey log book. Aluminum inner and outer fenders, car done as a works replica, roll bar, 30 gallon fuel cell, hardtop, 15x6 Minilite repl wheels, + 4 steel wheels, competition fuel filler cap, etc. $45,900. Contact Gary- 253.432.4114, email: gxthree@msn.com. 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ7 Mk II Fully restored, numbers matching, 3rd owner from new. Stunning, drop dead gorgeous, complete tool kit, books, and manuals. Contact Shane- 480.483.4682, email: smustoe@ brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Original chassis and matching engine with lovely touring body built in the U.K. in the 1950s. A superb car that's a rally/tour veteran. Drives flawlessly, cosmetically gorgeous. Turn key and ready to enjoy. Please call for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 This is a very original Barker Sports Saloon. Black w/original brown leather interior. New tires, stainless steel exhaust, rebuilt engine. Drives like new. $47,500. Contact Dale- 941.730.2036, email: powersinc@aol.com. (FL) 1955 Frazer-Nash Le Mans coupe Often called the “Handsome Brute”, it has the straight six 2.9-liter engine w/dual side-draft SU carburetors, leather seats, heat insulation, five Dayton chrome wire wheels w/Vrestein Sprint Classics, SS exhaust, spin-on oil filter adapter, and gear reduction starter. Black plate CA number matching car has undergone a three year total nut and bolt professional restoration. Every component replaced or refurbished, all receipts and pictures are available. New glass, carpet, upholstery and top. Instruments all rebuilt by Nissonger. $75,000. Contact Bill- email: bpowellma@aol.com. (MA) 1964 Jaguar Mk X 1968 Jaguar XKE fixed head coupe Silver Anniversary. One of 160 made. Silver metallic/gray cloth. Has every Porsche option available in 1989. Excellent condition. 87k miles. CA/AZ car. $29,000. Contact Leon- 585.820.3785 (AZ) WANTED:A nice, original 1968-71 Mercedes-Benz 280SL or 280SE convertible. Contact Roger310.713.7372. (CA) Professionally overhauled engine and transmission less than 1k miles ago. 68k miles. Contact Jerry801.376.9700. French 1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Italian 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 One owner from 1969 until 2009. 28,000 original miles and fully documented. Matching numbers, all original books, tools, jack. rare original factory hardtop. A time capsule car that has had careful, sympathetic sorting and servicing. Drives without fault. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. $89,500. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 All original, fully-documented from new including original bill of sale and all service receipts. Matching-numbers, all original books and tools. Cardex in hand. Perfect body, all original panels and floors, perfect gaps. Just finished running the NE1000 Rally without a single sputter. A spectacular example. Inquire. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE coupe One owner from new until one year ago. Factory special ordered with electric sunroof, 4 speed transmission and special color combination of gray beige with dark green leather. Fully documented service history. All original books and tools, original Becker radio. A superb car that drives as new. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. $35,000. Contact Matthew203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1989 Porsche 911 cabriolet Le Mans history and exclusivity without Ferrari pricing. Recent suspension, shock, and brake work. Some spares. $650,000. Contact Fantasy510.653.7556, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) One owner from new, 60,000 original miles. 100% original and beautifully maintained. All documents back to new, original manuals and tools. Finished in dark blue w/incredible original red leather. Call for complete details. Matthew deGarmo Ltd. $21,500. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) Excellent running example with properly set-up pre-selector gearbox and triple carbs. Rare, coach built Graber body. Matching numbers. $289,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7556, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) Gorgeous car. Fresh Carobu Engineering engine. Excellent body lines, panel fit. Frigid a/c, books, tools, 9” rears plus Borranis. $389,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7556, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) 130 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1977 Maserati Bora Japanese 1972 Datsun 240Z 1949 Cadillac Series 61 Club coupe 1982 Excalibur Roadster 2,300 miles! Red/black, known history, runs, drives, and looks like new. Motorcar Gallery $124,500. Contact Steve- 954.522.9900, email: sales@motorcargallery.com. Website: www. motorcargallery.com. 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate All original, 54k miles, auto, a/c, everything works. Always garaged, no body damage; underside & wheel wells uncorroded. All records since new. More photos available. $12,900. Contact Albert814.466.6115, email: bav1140@comcast.net. American 1935 Ford Woodie Wagon Condition #2. 80,500 miles. 5-spd. 10-yr old black w/clear coat paint. No rust problems, garaged. 50-yr plus Alfa owner selling. More pictures available. $6,900. Contact Charles- 765.288.2524, email: cgalfa@aol.com. (IN) 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Red/tan, 23,300 miles. Fresh major service, new tires, books, tools, jack kit. Motorcar Gallery $55,500. Contact Steve- 954.522.9900, email: sales@motorcargallery.com. Website: www. motorcargallery.com. 2002 Ferrari 575 Maranello Red, tan interior. Flawless car with just 7000 original miles. F1 transmission. All services done including belt service less than 1000 miles ago. All original manuals, tools, etc. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. $112,500. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) Very original example showing 43,445 miles. Mechanically sound, runs and drives well. Shows nicely, ready for stylish touring. $105,000. F40 Motorsports. $105,000. Contact Mike- 860.342.5705, email: mike@F40.com. Website: www.f40.com. (CT) National concours condition. All matching numbers, well documented in the Registry. Absolutely flawless in every respect and fully sorted for real driving. None better. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible Replica by HS Seven. Pro-built. Extra large chassis. Spax coilovers, 4-link, Ford 2300 crossflow, 4-spd. Stored since new in 1987. Only 230 original miles! Call for incredible details/spec sheet. Bargain! $4,950. Contact Nancy- 805.466-1015, email: automojo@hughes.net. Fresh frame-off restoration on car showing 82,099 miles. Gold over Gold, TurboJet 350hp engine, automatic transmission, power brakes. F40 Motorsports. $65,000. Contact Mike- 860.342.5705, email: mike@F40.com. Website: www.f40.com. (CT) 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS5 convertible 480-hp/2180-ft/lb. Alcon,Penske,Tilton, Momo, Recaro, etc. Carbonfiber, fiblerglass body. Run-PCA/ POC/HSR/NASA/SCCA. $79,500. Contact Stephen617.838.4648, Website: www.dna-motorsports. com. (CA) © SS 454, Frame-off restoration, numbers matching, 4-speed Muncie gearbox, cowl induction, tachometer, very well optioned with A/C, power brakes, power top, power windows. F40 Motorsports. $120,000. Contact Mike- 860.342.5705, email: mike@F40. com. Website: www.f40.com. (CT) 132 Sports Car Market Race Porsche 993 Twin Turbo GT1R/S Over $150,000 spend on fully documented bodyoff restoration by Woodie specialist. Beautifully cared for since and still in superb condition. Runs and drives beautifully. A fantastic car and an incredible value. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. $85,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1941 Lincoln Continental convertible Original engine with fuel injection setup with appearance of original carburetor. Excellent paint and chrome, XM radio, air conditioning. F40 Motorsports. $85,000. Contact Mike- 860.342.5705, email: mike@F40.com. Website: www.f40.com. (CT) 1950 Mercury Custom Red/Tan interior. ZZ4 GM 350 engine. Chrome motor accessories. Wide whitewalls. Both tops. 17,500 miles. Excellent condition. More pics and details available. $48,500. Contact Dusty- 970.6691588. 2004 Cadillac XLR Fully customized, 455 Nailhead. Has won at Autorama, George Barris Award, James Dean Award. Best one you can find. $85,000. Contact William- 609.980.1300. 1966 Shelby GT350 H Raven Black/Beige, only 21,500 miles, Navigation, Books, very, very,clean. $32,500. Contact Kevin319.337.4140, email: kartwig@hartek.org. Website: www.hartek.org. 2010 Dodge Viper Last year, White/Black, Silver Stripes, Protection Pkg., Navigation, Graphite Bezels, One of one, under 50 miles. $95,000. Contact Kevin319.337.4140, email: kartwig@hartek.org. Website: www.hartek.org. Lotus 7 replica

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WHAT'S YOUR CAR WORTH? FIND OUT AT NOW ONLINE! The world's largest collector car price guide based on over 500,000 sold transactions from . Updated weekly. www.collectorcarpricetracker.com For the collector who needs to know what things are selling for, right now. 100% Free. Visit today. October 2011 133

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Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@auction.fr. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (PA) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, Hollywood Wheels Auctions & 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 finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. 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 & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.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 AuctionCarlisle 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. 134 eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery's HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & Auc- tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, and Phoenix, Arizona. Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn't successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we're successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction's staff, bidders and consignor are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Shows 800-237-8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach FL, March & November. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate controlled, state of the art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com... Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! 519.351.1337. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Combining some of the industry's lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-543-9393 or online at www.motoexotica.com. Worth the trip! Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) The Worldwide Group. 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) 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 finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) 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 Russo and Steele Collector AuLeake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Es- tablished in 1964, Leake Auction Company was one of the first collector car auctions in the country. Unsurpassed customer service has led the company to 40 successful years, selling more than 32,000 vehicles. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Dallas—November 18-20, Dallas Market Hall. Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest 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. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Centerline Products. 888.750.ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa. com. (CO) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well-qualified to individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Sports Car Market

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International Auto Appraisers Re- source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. 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) Woodies USA. 949.412.8812, 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 Laguna Niguel, California (new location). www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) 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) West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. indiGO Classic Cars. Vintage Auto Posters, Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters. com. Buy/Sell/General 888.588.7634, was founded in 2006 by collectors to serve collectors. indiGO Classic Cars has a passion and a focus for vintage cars from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. With access to large lines of credit, indiGO purchases individual cars as well as entire collections. indiGO Classic Cars consults with, consigns for and represents the interest of sellers who need assistance in the building, or disposition, of their (or their family members') collections. indiGO offers shipping worldwide. indiGO Classic Cars is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.indigoclassiccars.com. (TX) 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 fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a '60s muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport. com. Collector Car Insurance 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. (FL) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) J.C. Taylor Insurance. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified - J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. 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 specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the U.S! Take advantage of our experience in the global 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! www.2-shores-classics. com. (WI) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) 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, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) English AC Owner's Club Limited. 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) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer October 2011 135

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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) rati, Aston Martin, Bentley and other exotic brands. Lamborghini Houston is Houston's only factory authorized Lamborghini dealership. Nationwide Shipping. Lamborghini Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www. lamborghinihouston.com. (TX) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, ^ AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) Italian Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www. mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and world wide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferrari of the '50s & '60s. www.ferrari4you.com Literature Porsche of North Houston. RPM Classic Sports Cars. 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) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini 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. German 888.588.7634, creates experiential Porsche ownership for its clients and visitors. Sales and service team members are inspired to prioritize everything Porsche. Porsche of North Houston maintains a huge selection of new and pre-owned Porsches as well as other previously owned designdriven, performance and luxury motorcars with low miles. Nationwide Shipping. Porsche of North Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.porscheofnorthhouston.com. (TX) Import/Export Via Corsa Car Lover's Guide- books. Travel the world with guidebooks written for car enthusiasts! We cover car museums, factory tours, race tracks, auctions, and major events. Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, and more! Our guidebooks are available at motorbooks.com and amazon.com. Museums LeMay—America's Car Museum, 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. 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 fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) FerrariChat.com. The largest on- line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com. Cosdel International Transporta- tion. 415.777.2000, 415.543.5112. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Inspections European Collectibles, Inc. 949Lamborghini Houston. 888.588.7634, provides customers with the most unique mix of exotic inventory in the United States. The importance of guest experience starts with Lamborghini Houston's web presence and is executed by a professional sales team of hand-picked and extremely knowledgeable automobile aficionados. Lamborghini Houston not only services Lamborghini models but also has comprehensive experience and diagnostic equipment to service Ferrari, Mase- 136 650-4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European Sports Cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicle in stock to chose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to Concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www. europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 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) set for a fall 2011 opening in Tacoma, WA., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum. org. (WA) Parts and Accessories AutoBahn Power. 877.683.3001, Performance + Looks + Durability + Comfort = Autobahn Power! We are a veteran of vehicle modifications, parts and accessories. Our specialty has been to carry products that are better than original equipment in performance, safety and quality. Our warehouse, service shop and retail store are located in the Midwest for good access to all parts of the USA. We have completed literally hundreds of project cars. These performance vehicles are in enthusiast's hands across the USA. Many of the cars are in daily use proving the durability of our workmanship and products. Check us out at www.autobahnpower. com. Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for car care products and automotive accessories. www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) Sports Car Market

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MMRsite.com. The on-line infor- mation and entertainment resource for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles. Interactive database features include 1300 selected suppliers of goods and services. Interesting Classified Ads, Book and DVD Reviews, Blog, Forum and MMR Store. Subscribe today to receive our MMR Community Newsletter and help us build this site. www.MMRsite.com. RPM Classic Sports Cars. WeatherTech® Automotive Acces- sories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General 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. Sports and Competition 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) Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Vintage Events Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, 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, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) © FOLLOW SCM October 2011 137

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Car Magazine Collections are Collectible A collection of the first 180 issues of Cavallino magazine brings $5,462 at auction. Do you have the first issue of SCM? Thought Carl's L'art et l'automobile is owned by Jacques Vaucher, who from the age of four was the unofficial test driver of pedal and motorized cars for Eureka, his godfather's toy factory in France. After arriving in the United States, Vaucher sold Maseratis for the importer Bob Grossman and later managed the New York showroom of noted Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti. Jacques turned the showroom into a gallery, covering the walls with automotive art and the sales floor with Ferraris displayed as moving sculptures. Now, he continues his passion as the owner of one of the most noted automotive art gallery and auction houses in the United States. He conducts four auctions a year from his Texas headquarters — two with mail-order catalogs and two online. Here are a few that caught our eye from his June event. Prices noted include the 15% buyer's premium: kinds of Ferrari information, but they sold at a surprising price. Glad I have been holding on to all the old issues of SCM! book on the 40 known 2.9 Alfa Romeos. A revised edition is available for $295 and Amazon offers the first editions for prices ranging from $500 to $770, so the price paid here was market correct. A must for any Alfisti. LE MANS BY GEORGE HAM. Estimate: LOT 225—PIT STOP AT $20,000–$30,000. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $24,600. This watercolor, by well-respected French artist George Ham, was from the mid1950s and depicted the drama and emotion of a driver change during a pit stop. This original piece was signed by Ham and sold for a bit under the money. A serious piece! OIL CHECKERED FLAG. Estimate: LOT 363—1950s MOBIL $200–$300. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $534.75. These flags are most commonly associated with the Mobilgas Economy Run that took place from 1936 until 1968. They were used for directing the drivers and other promotional uses. They are fairly common and condition is key. This one was very nice, thus bringing top dollar. CLAIR BUGATTI CERAMIC PITCHER. Estimate: LOT 351—LE CHANTE$800– $1,200. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $1,380. Le Chanteclair was the New York restaurant owned by famed race driver Rene Dreyfus and it was the unofficial New York headquarters for the international racing community. Dreyfus gave this 7½-inch pitcher to automotive journalist Beverly Rae Kimes, and it was offered by her estate. A delightful piece and well worth the money. CAVALLINO MAGAZINE. Estimate: LOT 67—180 ISSUES OF $1,500–$2,500. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $5,462.50. Cavallino is the very popular magazine for Ferrari enthusiasts, and this lot included Issue 1, dated Sept-Oct 1978, through Issue 179, dated Oct-Nov 2010. It also included an index of the first 100 issues. Full of all LOT 2—THE IMMORTAL 2.9 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900 BY SIMON MOORE. Estimate $450–$600. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $632.50. This was the first edition of the definitive LOT 321—AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF MONACO MEMBERS BADGE. Estimate: $125–$175. Number of Bids: 6. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 138 LOT 347—1941 PACKARD GRILLE WITH 18 COACHBUILDER BADGES. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $3,450. This grille was adorned with badges from some rather obscure coachbuilders, including Advance Auto Body and Sellen Motor Car Co. Some of the better known included Rollston and Bohman & Schwartz. Value the badges at about $150 apiece, and throw in the grille for free. Not a bad deal. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market SOLD AT: $398. The Automobile Club of Monaco was founded in 1925 with Prince Pierre as honorary president. They sponsored the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, a race that has been run ever since. They also sponsor the Rallye Automobile MonteCarlo. An impressive display of all the various styles of members' badges is on display in their museum in Monaco. These infrequently show up, and when they do, they bring serious money, so this one was not out of line.