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Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN June 23–24, 2017

RM Sotheby’s, Santa Monica, CA June 24, 2017

Bonhas, Chichester, U.K. June 30, 2017

Artcurial, Monte Carlo, MCO July 2, 2017

Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA July 8, 2017

VanDerBrink, Norwalk, OH July 15–16, 2017

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends September 2017 . Volume 29 . Number 9 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI ENGLISH by Steve Ahlgrim by Paul Hageman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Pierre Hedary AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 1990 Ferrari F40 $880,000 / Bonhams 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer $272,250 / Bonhams 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special Coupe $174,946 / Bonhams 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster $126,500 / RM Sotheby’s 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible $137,500 / Barrett-Jackson 86 88 90 92 94 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 185 Vehicles Rated at Six Sales 106 110 122 134 144 160 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys and an air-cooled V8 — Garrett Long BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Bonhams earns their paycheck, selling 59 of 87 cars for $13m — Paul Hardiman RM SOTHEBY’S Santa Monica, CA: Varied lots bring in $9.1m, with a 63% sales rate — Travis Shetler ARTCURIAL Monte Carlo, MCO: 52% of the 112 lots offered sold, bringing in $10m — Massimo Delbò VANDERBRINK Norwalk, OH: Quirky no-reserve Hackenberger Collection pulls in $2.1m in sales with 608 cars sold — Daren Kloes ROUNDUP Highlights from Twin Cities in St. Paul, MN, and Silver in Spokane, WA — B. Mitchell Carlson and John Boyle acebook and look for updates and offers! RACE 14 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Philip Richter 1959 W.R.E.-Maserati $815,069 / RM Sotheby’s 1988 BMW M6 Coupe $55,000 / Bonhams 96 98 Cover photo: A montage of some of our “40 Under 40” subjects includes (clockwise from upper left) Derek Boycks, Gord Duff, Bryan Ballatore, Emanuele Collo, Matthew James Ivanhoe, Emily Lambert, Paul Hageman and Jakob Greisen. Read their profiles starting on p. 68. Sports Car Market


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58 The Elegance at Hershey COLUMNS 18 Shifting Gears SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour will explore 1,000 miles of Oregon’s scenic two-lane highways Keith Martin 46 Affordable Classic The best reason to buy any Alfa Romeo Milano is to drive it Jeff Zurschmeide 48 Legal Files Who pays when you total a newly bought car on the way home from the dealer or auction? John Draneas 52 Unconventional Wisdom Finding delight in the unusual Avantime Donald Osborne 54 Drivers Ed SCM’s newest columnist says newcomers to the hobby often show us something we’ve missed Paul Hageman 100 The Cumberford Perspective The BMW 6 Series is a brilliantly successful distillation of all the multinational design work that preceded it Robert Cumberford 194 eWatch Charlie Sheen sells Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring for $2,093,000 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 58 2017 Elegance at Hershey: An excellent concours gets better and better — Bill Rothermel 60 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance: Rain falls, and organizers rise to the challenge — Bill Rothermel 16 Sports Car Market 64 2017 San Marino Motor Classic: Rare cars and the best from Southern California collections on display — Carl Bomstead 68 40 Under 40: An SCM exclusive feature lists 40 young movers and shakers in the classic-car world DEPARTMENTS 24 Auction Calendar 24 Crossing the Block 28 Concours and Events: Hilton Head Motoring Festival, Niello Concours at Serrano 32 Contributors: Get to know our writers 34 You Write, We Read: Intermeccanica Italia stories, Fiat 8V Supersonic love, rust and the Toyota Hilux 4x4 36 Display Advertisers Index 40 Time Pieces: Patek Philippe Calatrava Annual Calendar 40 Neat Stuff: Union Jack on your Jag and zinc in your oil 42 In Miniature: 1938 Delahaye 135 M cabriolet chassis 49150 42 Speaking Volumes: The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens 108 Buy/Sell/Hold: The Continental Mark II, 190SL, and first-gen Shelbys 128 On the Radar: 1992 Bandini 1000 Turbo, 1992 TVR Chimaera, 1992 Toyota Sera 132 Fresh Meat: 2015 Ferrari California T convertible, 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead coupe, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 coupe 152 Glovebox Notes: 2017 Lexus RC 200t coupe, 2017 BMW X4 M40i 164 Rising Sun: 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX MR, 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Twin Turbo, 1997 Mazda Miata 180 Mystery Photo: “Maybe I’ll morph into a Dino 246” 180 Comments With Your Renewals: “The most informative magazine on automobile values!” 182 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 186 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Bill Rothermel


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Two-Lane Tour de Force Oregon roads are the perfect wide-open, fast-driving ribbons for you to help SCM celebrate its 30th Anniversary It’s hard to beat Oregon’s back roads for sheer two-lane driving pleasure 2018 marks SCM’s 30th Anniversary. When we published our first issue of the Alfa Romeo Market Letter — quick-printed on blue paper — we never imagined the roller coaster ride that was ahead of us. To celebrate this anniversary, we are going to have a five-day, 1,000- mile tour of Oregon’s best back roads. Dates are July 8 through July 13, 2018. The tour will begin and end in Portland, OR. While many of the details are still being finalized, we wanted to give you an early heads-up so that you can submit your applications and mark your calendars. The route has been set, and lodging is secured. You can expect fine Oregon wines, excellent food and inviting ac- commodations. Even better, imagine the camaraderie of 80 SCM fanatics who would all rather be driving a vintage car on winding, Douglas fir-shaded, two-lane roads through the Cascade Mountains than doing anything else on earth. My co-host for the tour will be SCM Editor at Large and host of the “Assess and Caress” segment of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” Donald Osborne. Donald and I will have presentations in the evenings. In addition, each night there will be a preview of the roads and attractions of the coming day. SCM’s “Legal Files” columnist, John Draneas, will be involved in the presentations as well. The tour will be a benefit for our presenting partner, the Portland Art Museum. The route will include many of the most spectacular roads in Oregon. It will include the lava fields of McKenzie Pass, the high desert of Eastern Oregon, a tour of Crater Lake and more. SCM Contributor Thor Thorson recently commented that “Oregon roads offer the kind of wide, rolling, fast driving that enthusiasts east of the Rockies can only dream about — mile after mile of empty roads through open forests and sagebrush with great visibility.” This will be an intimate event, with plans for no more than 40 cars. Preference will be given to cars built in 1967 and earlier, along with continuation models and cars of special merit. The tour will be held in conjunction with the opening of the Ken Gross-curated exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, “Streamline — The Shape of Speed — 1930 to 1942.” That exhibit will present a select group of rare automobiles and motorcycles that demonstrate how auto designers translated the concept 18 of aerodynamic efficiency into exciting machines that, in many cases, looked as though they were moving while at rest. There will be opportunities for tour members to have an exclusive tour of the exhibit. In addition, plans call for the Director of PAM Brian Ferriso to join us on the tour and to have a discussion about the exhibit and the streamlined styles of Alfa Romeos. As we are celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, initially 30 slots will be reserved for the cars from Arese. The route is perfect for Alfas from the 6Cs and 8Cs of the ’30s and ’40s to the Giuliettas, TZs and GTAs of the ’50s and ’60s. Current plans include a reception at the Art Museum on the after- noon of Sunday, July 8, with the street in front of the museum reserved for cars on the tour. The tour will return to Portland on Thursday night, with a reception at the host hotel, the Hotel deLuxe in downtown. Secure parking will be provided each night. The cost is $6,000 for two. If you wish to participate in the tour but don’t own a qualifying Alfa, we have a solution. For a donation of $5,000 to the Portland Art Museum, a pre-1968 Alfa will be yours for the tour (three cars are available). The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance and Wine Tour will take place the following Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. Alfa Romeo is the featured marque, and there will be a special display class for cars that participate in the SCM 30th Anniversary Tour. More details about the 30th Anniversary Tour will be provided as they become available. We expect the tour to fill quickly, and urge you to submit your ap- plication at your earliest convenience. Applications are available online at www.sportscarmarket.com/anniversarytour2018. If you would prefer an application to be emailed or faxed to you, please call or email our Customer Support Coordinator Susan Loeb at 1.503.261.0555 x 217 or susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me directly, keith. martin@sportscarmarket.com. I look forward to seeing you in Portland next July, as you join us for this singular opportunity to celebrate SCM as it moves into its fourth decade. ♦ Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost at Bonhams’ sale in Philadelphia, PA Bonhams Where: Philadelphia, PA When: October 2 Last year: 47/51 cars sold / $1.7m More: www.bonhams.com Featured cars: • 1922 Cadillac Model 61 Touring • Star Car: 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost • 1910 Regal Underslung Model N Morphy Auctions Where: Denver, PA When: October 2 More: www.morphyauctions.com RM Sotheby’s Where: Hershey, PA When: October 5–6 Last year: 113/126 cars sold / $11.5m More: www.rmsothebys.com Featured cars: • Star Car: 1935 Duesenberg Model J • 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com. SEPTEMBER 2—SILVERSTONE Woodstock, U.K. 2—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 2—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 2–3—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 3—DRAGONE Salisbury, CT 6—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 7–COYS Sussex, U.K. 6–9—MECUM Dallas, TX 8–10—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 9—RM SOTHEBY’S Maranello, ITA 9—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS INC. Loveland, CO 9—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 9—MOTOSTALGIA Watkins Glen, NY 10—BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA 16—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Austin, TX 16—VANDERBRINK Gering, NE 16—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 21—TOM MACK CLASSICS North Concord, NC 21–23—MECUM Louisville, KY 23—CCA Royal Leamington Spa, U.K. 25—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 27—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 30—VANDERBRINK Hutchinson, MN 30—SMITH Springfield, MO OCTOBER 2—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 2—MORPHY Denver, PA 5–6—RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA 5–7—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 5–7—VICARI Biloxi, MS 7—SILVER Vancouver, WA 6–7—BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL 7–COYS Berlin, DEU 13–15—MOTORCLASSICA Melbourne, AUS 13–14—MOTOSTALGIA Waxahachie, TX 13–15—CCP AUCTIONS Ontario, CAN 14–15—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 19–21—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 19—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 21—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 24 20–21—BRANSON Branson, MO 21—VANDERBRINK Lawton, OK 21—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—BRIGHTWELLS Bicester, U.K. 28—BARONS Esher, U.K. 28—BONHAMS Padua, ITA NOVEMBER 2–4—GAA Greensboro, NC 3—BONHAMS London, U.K. 4—SMITH Paducah, KY 4—ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS King’s Lynn, U.K. 4–5—AUCTIONS AMERICA Hilton Head Island, SC 5—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 9–11—MECUM Davenport, IA 11–12—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 15—H&H Cambridgeshire, U.K. 17–19—LEAKE Dallas, TX 17–19—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 24–26—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 29—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 25—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX Mecum Where: Chicago, IL When: October 5–7 More: www.mecum.com Vicari Where: Biloxi, MS When: October 5–7 More: www.vicariauction.com Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1935 Duesenberg Model J at RM Sotheby’s in Hershey, PA Bonhams Where: Knokke-Heist, BEL When: October 6–7 Last year: 29/31 cars sold / $5.1m More: www.bonhams.com Featured cars: • Star Car: 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC • 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Silver Where: Vancouver, WA When: October 7 More: www.silverauctions.com Coys Where: Berlin, DEU When: October 7 More: www.coys.co.uk Motorclassica Where: Melbourne, AUS When: October 13–15 More: www.motorclassica.com.au Motostalgia Where: Waxahachie, TX When: October 13–14 More: www.motostalgia.com CCP Auctions Where: Ontario, CAN When: October 13–15 More: www.collectorcarproductions.com Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: October 14–15 More: www.artcurial.com Barrett-Jackson Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 19–21 Last year: 754/758 cars sold / $32.6m More: www.barrett-jackson.com 26 Brightwells Where: Leominster, U.K. When: October 19 More: www.brightwells.com Branson Where: Branson, MO When: October 20–21 Last year: 129/284 cars sold / $2.7m More: www.bransonauction.com Silverstone Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: October 21 More: www.silverstoneauctions.com VanDerBrink Where: Lawton, OK When: October 21 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Southern Classic Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: October 21 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com Brightwells Where: Bicester, U.K. When: October 25 More: www.brightwells.com Barons Where: Esher, U.K. When: October 28 More: www.barons-auctions.com Bonhams Where: Padua, ITA When: October 28 More: More: www.bonhams.com ♦ Star Car: 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC at Bonhams in Knokke-Heist, BEL Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com OCTOBER CALENDAR Sept. 27–Oct. 1 Fall Carlisle, Carlisle, PA; www.carlisleevents.com 1 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; www.pvconcours.org 8 Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, U.K.; www.brooklandsmuseum.com 8 Cars for Kids Automobile Show, Litchfield, CT; www. ctjuniorrepublic.org Searching for an elusive part? Hershey’s swapmeet offers more than 9,000 vendor spaces Hershey is More Than Chocolate Fall Hershey crams a huge car swapmeet and a great Antique Automobile Club of America car show into Hershey, PA, from October 4 to 7. This meet has taken place each year since 1955. There are more than 9,000 vendor spaces, 1,000 car-corral spots and 1,500 cars in the show. RM Sotheby’s puts on their annual Hershey Auction on October 5–6. This weekend is a great way to end the car season, but plan on coming back next year, as no one can see all of this in just four days. www.hersheyaaca.org (PA) 21 Lakeland Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours, Lakeland, FL; www.lakemirrorclassic.com Cadillacs Will Star at Hilton Head The 16th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance returns for another great week of automotive events. Publisher Martin returns as emcee on Saturday, November 4, and will host a seminar on collecting with Ken Gross, honored as this year’s Pinnacle Collector. This is by far the biggest car event of the month. The 2017 Honored Marque is Cadillac, and three classes are set: Cadillac Classics, Cadillac Production 1949–62 and Cadillac Production 1963–73. The Savannah Speed Classic revs up from October 27 to 29 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The following weekend, 2016 Best in Show — 1949 Delehaye Type 175 Saoutchik Coupe de Ville owned by Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and the Stephens Family A Grand Classic at Niello The 14th Annual Niello Concours at Serrano takes place on October 1 in El Dorado Hills, CA, and this edition also includes the CCCA Northern California Grand Classic. The gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate. www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com (CA) 28 November 4–5, Hilton Head Island becomes the grand venue. The Car Club Showcase takes over the Port Royal Golf Club on November 4. The Aero Expo also is on November 4. On November 5, the Concours d’Elegance will start at 9 a.m. For pricing and packages, please visit www.hhiconcours.com (SC) Sports Car Market Courtesy of Niello Concours at Serrano Bill Rothermel


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Garrett Long garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Data Specialist Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high-school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as general manager and vice president. His first car was a 1964 Chevrolet Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. In his adult years, he has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. Please turn to p. 86 for his take on Bonhams’ sale of a 1990 Ferrari F40. PIERRE HEDARY, SCM Auction Analyst, is a Mercedes-Benz uber-enthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage M-Bs at his eponymous repair shop, he enjoys driving his own Mercedes classics. These include (but are not limited to) a 1972 280SE 4.5, a 1970 280SL and a 1985 300CD. Pierre also serves as a technical adviser to the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. In this issue, he profiles a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster on p. 92, and see his profile in our special “40 Under 40” section beginning on p. 68. PAUL HAGEMAN, SCM Columnist and Contributor, comes from a family of car enthusiasts and experts. By high school, as an after-school activ- ity, he had built a lucrative business buying and selling old Porsches and other sports cars. After graduating from college, Paul joined the team at the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands. In 2010, he joined the team at Gooding & Co., and spent over five years learning the ins and outs of the global collector-car market. At age 25, Paul became the youngest-ever judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY, and works with collectors around the world. 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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 Of Italias, Chickens and Cats To the Editor: I just have to comment on Bob Lutz’s Italia story (July 2017, “Market Moment,” 1970 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder, p. 162). Just to start, Bob Lutz met Erich Bitter, then-German representative for the Italia, at a race in Germany. Lutz approached him, saying that the Italia was just what Opel needed in its showrooms to compete with Mercedes. With Bitter arranging it, Bob Lutz and Dave Hols — complete with sketches of his concept for an Italia-type car — came to visit us. And, to our great loss, we undertook to build the Indra for Lutz and Bitter. Then, after using the Indra in German dealerships as an interest point — and when Intermeccanica got DOT and EPA clearance for the Indra for the United States — GM headquarters ordered Opel to stop supplying Intermeccanica with all the mechanicals of the Opel Diplomat, including the Corvette engine. They also instructed Opel dealers not to take any more Indras. You can imagine the result with about 40 cars in process. As for the “chicken farm” with moonlighting workers, at the time Intermeccanica was in a small — about 20,000-squarefoot — industrial building in the industrial outskirts of Trofarello, with a Fiat railway yard across the street. Intermeccanica was building 100 cars a year with a staff of about 25 people — all full-time and most longtime employees. We were no Opel Rüsselsheim or even Pininfarina or Bertone, but the then-new premises of Giugiaro were about a kilometer down the street and no bigger than Intermeccanica’s. No chickens in sight — just a guard dog. At that time, the sheet metal was formed by Martelleria Artigiana, a specialist sheetmetal company working for a variety of “carrozzerie speciali” in Turin. The paint shop, with ventilated booth, was attached to the back of the premises. As 34 No chickens in sight — just a guard dog Intermeccanica workers back in the day I was in charge of paint — as well as final body inspection — I can guarantee there were no cat prints anywhere. No cats, either. As far as Frank Reisner being sued, we had one suit in all the years we produced cars in Italy, and that was by a U.S. customer for burns to his leg when the hotwater hose came off the heater in the passenger’s compartment. We settled that promptly. But there was a lawsuit by Intermeccanica and our U.S importer. It was in the United States against GM, which we lost by default, of course. Frank had no belief that we could ever win, but at least we caused GM, Lutz and others some bad days and cost GM some money. Our lawyer, Nick Spanos, worked pro bono on the case out of conviction. Maybe that’s why Bob Lutz has it in for Intermeccanica, or maybe he is getting even more senile than me. — Paula Reisner Bob Lutz responds: I stand by my version. The manufacture of “Italias” was in sheds at the farm. They looked like the sheds on a chicken farm. Bodies were framed one at a time on a buck made of re-rod. The bodies were air-dried, and I well remember the pussy tracks! Indelibly etched in the senile brain! I cannot comment on Reisner’s other statements. Cumberford’s Italia Odyssey To the Editor: I got my July 2017 Sports Car Market a bit late, and I was struck by the “Market Moment” story on the Intermeccanica Italia on p. 162. Bob Lutz was lavish in his praise for the work of the unnamed designer of the Intermeccanica Italia Spyder. I have seen the design attrib- uted in print to Franco Scaglione, Pininfarina, Stephen Wilder — and even Carroll Shelby. In fact, it was the work of me, your faithful SCM Contributor. It would have been nice for both the magazine and me had that been called out. Bear in mind, Frank Reisner always liked to claim it was designed by someone else — as a way to avoid paying the royalties he owed me, which were $40 a car. Multiply $40 by the 600 or so made, and you get about $24,000. In the time the cars were made, $24,000 would buy about 10 Mustangs. I actually had a federal court ruling that the money was owed, but I think the most I ever recovered was around $4,000. I actually own all design rights to the body design, as determined by arbitration in New York City back in the day. The men who took over Jack Griffith’s operation sued me for $1 million for licensing the design to Reisner. But as Griffith never paid in full for the work he commissioned.... Ah, the glorious, glamorous life of an independent car designer. “Why should we pay you for making a couple of drawings, Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index Aerovault ....................................................................147 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ....................................... 57 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ........................................... 66 Allard Motor Works LLC ...........................................133 Artcurial ........................................................................ 29 Aston Martin of New England ..................................... 47 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance ....................................... 45 Auto Kennel ................................................................173 Automotive Restorations Inc......................................139 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................149 Barrett-Jackson .................................................21, 57, 78 Bennett Law Office ....................................................154 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................151 Boca Raton Concours ................................................... 20 Bonhams / UK .............................................................. 23 Branson Collector Car Auction .................................... 27 Canepa ........................................................................157 CarCapsule USA........................................................... 44 Carlisle Events ............................................................121 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 59 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................171 Central Classic Cars ................................................... 116 Charles Prince .............................................................137 Chequered Flag International .....................................151 Chubb Insurance Corporate.......................................... 11 Classic Showcase........................................................ 113 Cobra Experience .......................................................143 Collector Studio ..........................................................159 Copley Motorcars .......................................................4–5 D. 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George Coachworks ..........................................125 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................120 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 10 Drive Toward a Cure .................................................... 38 Driversource Houston LLC ..................................6–7, 75 Eaton Peabody ............................................................170 European Collectibles................................................... 83 Exotic Classics ............................................................129 Fantasy Junction .........................................................109 Farland Classic Restoration .......................................... 67 Fiskens .......................................................................195 Foreign Cars Italia ........................................................ 56 Formula Selected Inc. .................................................8–9 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................169 G. Potter King, Inc........................................................ 51 Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas .....................................184 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 33 Gooding & Company .................................................2–3 Greensboro Auto Auction ............................................. 39 Grundy Insurance .......................................................101 GT Motor Cars LLC ...................................................163 Gullwing Group ..........................................................178 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................173 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ................................... 71 Hamann Classic Cars ................................................... 55 Handal Plastic Surgery ................................................. 17 Heritage Classics ........................................................ 119 High Mountain Classics .............................................148 Hilton Head Island Concours ....................................... 43 Holt Motorsports Inc ..................................................179 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ...........................................167 Hyman, LTD ...............................................................102 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 49 JC Taylor ....................................................................... 62 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................183 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................................... 22 Kidston .......................................................................... 15 Kurt Tanner Motorcars ...............................................178 LBI Limited ................................................................165 Leake Auction Company ............................................131 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................175 Lory Lockwood ...........................................................111 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC ........................................ 31 Maxted-Page Limited .................................................123 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 53 McPherson College ....................................................145 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 35 Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH ...............................126 Mershon’s World of Cars ...........................................169 Milestone Motorcars LLC ..........................................157 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ......................................179 Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA.....................................141 Morris & Welford, LLC ............................................... 50 Motorcar Classics .......................................................153 Northwest European ...................................................150 P21S Auto Care Products ...........................................165 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................... 41 Park Place LTD ...........................................................103 Passport Transport ......................................................135 Paul Russell And Company ........................................147 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................196 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd............................................. 12 Reliable Carriers .........................................................107 RM Sotheby’s ............................................................... 13 Robert Glover LTD....................................................... 37 Russo and Steele LLC ............................................61, 63 SCM 30th Anniversary Tour ......................................158 SCM Platinum Auction Database ..............................173 Sports Car Market...............................................177, 193 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................171 Swisstrax Corporation .................................................. 30 Symbolic International ................................................. 19 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................................. 57 The Cultivated Collector .............................................. 65 The Stable, Ltd. .......................................................... 115 The Werk Shop ...........................................................156 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................142 TYCTA .......................................................................159 Vintage Car Law ......................................................... 114 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................ 117 Vintage Rallies ............................................................155 Vintage Underground LLC.........................................155 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................................163 Walt Kagan .................................................................127 Watchworks ................................................................182 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................149 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................167 White Bird Dance Company ........................................ 82 White Post Restorations .............................................169 Worldwide Group ......................................................... 25 36 Our 36-year ownership, with eight years of restoration on the Supersonic, was a labor of love when you love doing it?” — Robert Cumberford, via email Supersonic Love To the Editor: Thank you for the article — and the spectacular foldout cover — on the Fiat 8V Supersonic (July 2017, Etceterini Profile, p. 70). Our 36-year ownership, with eight years of restoration on the Supersonic, was a labor of love (and a little frustration), but looking at it when all was said and done, I knew I (along with all of the very talented people who assisted) had accomplished something very special. It was a pleasure to see your write-up on this work-of-art automobile. — Gerald Farber (owner from 1979 to 2015), via email Toyota 4x4 Rust To the Editor: I read with bemusement Chester Allen’s glowing profile on the “indestructible” Toyota 4x4 truck in the July 2017 issue (“Market Moment,” 1999 Toyota Hilux 4x4 pickup, p. 99). This could only be written by someone with experience in the dry Southwest of the United States. In any area with frequent moisture, and especially for those unfortunate to live in areas of winter road salt, these Toyota trucks earned a reputation for rust. Rust that would make a Chevy Vega blush. Rust beyond just mere holes in fenders, quarter panels, bed floors and roof. In the salty Midwest and Northeast, these trucks had an unenviable reputation for rust causing the frame to break just aft of the cab. This made for some nasty driveshaft angularity problems. It reminds me of that old George Carlin gibe on new-car warranties — “If it breaks in half, you get to keep both halves.” No wonder they are rare. — Mark Reynolds, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen replies: Mark, thanks for your laugh-out-loud note. I grew up in Southern California, but I’ve happily lived in rainsodden Oregon and Washington Errata In the Bonhams Greenwich, CT, auction report (September 2017, p. 140), SCM incorrectly stated that Lot 178, a 1932 Bugatti Type 49 roadster, was restored with a non-original body. The car did retain its original Labourdette body. Sports Car Market since 1985. I have seen rusty Toyota Hilux 4x4 pickups in the Northwest, but I’ve also seen many — they are far from rare in Oregon and Washington — in very good shape with 200,000 miles on the clock. I suspect you’re right about the road-salt issue. Oregon and Washington don’t salt roads or highways. I’m sure regular doses of road salt will melt anything from a Mercedes-Benz 300SL to an M1 Abrams battle tank. Funny thing: I always hear about how great it is to buy a car from hot, arid Southern California, and that’s true — unless that car was regularly parked at the beach and exposed to salt spray. There are a lot of rusty cars on the Pacific Coast Highway from Ventura County to Redondo Beach and points south. ♦ Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Although the adage “one man’s meat i A Patek Philippe for Generations man’s poison” is an inarguable truism, it i true that some objects are more beautifully fully crafted than others. In regards to my own taste, I have never smitten with any BMW product, but I fo myself speechless when I first stood next to BMW 507. This car, to me, has the marve ous characteristic of appearing to crouch before pouncing — while standing still. Clearly, the subject of taste as it ap- plies to the success of art forms — and consumer products — is a complex study of material choices, coloring, shape, scale stance, handling, light and reflection —an countless other nuances. In watch design, all of the same rul apply, and some brands simply do a better j than others. The Patek Philippe Calatrava A Calendar Ref. 5396-011 pictured is, to my e of the most balanced and attractive com modern watches ever produced. The 38-mm, 18k rose gold case is simply polished — and free of complicated faceting or surface treatment. It is also unfettered with additional buttons for operating the complications, other than micro-pushers set flush through the sides of the case. This design keeps the circular nature unbroken, except for the main winding crown. The case back, like many other modern watches, features a rear sapphire crystal to allow viewing of the mechanism within. The most visible mechanism component is the highly decorated 22k solid-gold rotor. The dial of this model is highly Details Production date: 2015 Best place to wear one: This is a power watch. Wear it when you need that extra boost Expect to pay: $55,000 Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: is best): reminiscent of Patek Philippe production values dating back into the 1930s. On the outermost track of the dial, a ring of fine gold dots denote the minutes. The rose gold applied stick markers are faceted and gracefully pointed on the interior side with a double-mark at the 12 Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Union Jack’s G Own a British c a plain car cover ju too… plain? Wels Enterprises has th answer with its Union Jack indoo car cover, which is now available in three sizes. The cover is mad of soft, non-abras cotton that’ll keep d fingerprints off y your garage. The small size fits cars like the MGB, Healey Sprite, MG Midget, and the Truimph TR series. Medium is perfect for the MG F/TF and Jaguar E-type, while the large fits cars like the Jaguar S-type, XJ, and others. Show off your English-car pride, even when you’re storing your car. Prices start at $285 at welshent.com. 40 It’s All About the Zinc Engine oils aren’t wh once were. Here in the U EPA regulations have m the removal of most of th content in our motor oils may be fine for modern e but it’s a death sentence f flat-tappet cams and lifte in many vintage motors. M Industries has what you n replace that zinc content w their ZDDP Zinc Additiv which coats moving par reduces metal-to-metal c One 4-ounce bottle treat to 5 quarts of oil, bringin ZDDP levels to approxim 1,000–1,100 parts per m $9.95 at mptindustries. Sports Car Market osition. What thrills me about the face is pression of the rest of the complications, allows for the faceted 18k “dauphine”ands to have clear visibility over what I m the “land” of the dial. ven the movement of this glorious watch an impressive name; Caliber 324 S QA U 24h. The brochure that accompanies ll of the watches served with this movement proclaims it to be “The Queen of Useful Complications.” The complications are as follows: self-winding with display of hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, month, moon phase and indication of 24-hour me. The unique design employs 34 jew- s and 356 individual components. atek also notes that their designers were d with avoiding the use of levers and s in favor of wheels and pinions to drive ndar displays, making the movement far iable and less prone to difficulty. The key differentiation of this architecture allows the calendar system to mechanically track long and short months, so that an adjustment need only be made once per year on March 1 to assure proper display of the date. This extraordinary movement also boasts a moon indication that is accurate to one day of deviation every 122 years. The simple black crocodile strap closes with a matching rose gold deployment buckle. The closure is a large, circular, pierced Calatrava cross, which has been Patek Philippe’s trademark for more than 100 years. With an original retail price of approximately $55,000, there are many who would scoff at owning such a watch. However, looking backwards at the marketplace shows that given enough time, all complicated Patek watches eventually gain in value. Further, Patek’s own advertising campaign offers one of the truest pitches in retail history: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation.” Given that Patek prides themselves on their ability to restore and repair watches that they made over a century ago, the pitch is quite true. It will, given proper care and service, outlast multiple owners — or caretakers, if you will.


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1938 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet Chassis 49150 If you love flowing Art Deco French coachwork, then this model is a must-have. It quite closely replicates chassis 49150 in Peter Mullin’s museum collection. I say “quite” closely as it misses on many of the fine details. However, almost anyone — except for those of us who look for fine detail and know these cars well — will be over the moon with this Minichamps model. This two-tone, 1:18-scale beauty was produced a few years ago and is part of Minichamps’ “The Mullin Automotive Collection” line of models in Model Details Production date: 2013 Quantity: 1,002 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: ½ Web: www.minichamps.de ( is best) two scales: 1:43 and 1:18. It is a numbered edition. It is easily found on eBay and at model dealers with prices from $240 to over $400. I have somewhat mixed feel- ings about all of the models in this line. Attention to various details falls below expectations, as does the mediocre packaging. Better is Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens by John Gunnell, 272 pages, Motorbooks, $32.17 (Amazon) My trendsetting father surprised ev- eryone in the family and bought a 1962 Bug, a big change from his more recent big Mercury sedans. That little Bug worked its way into our hearts, and we regularly crammed three kids in the back (actually, there was no small amount of bickering over who could sit in the “way back,” the behindthe-back-seat carpeted package shelf that a small child could happily inhabit, safety be damned). We all loved that little Pearl White Bug, slow and unusual as it was at the time, but then the old man reverted to form and it went on to another life as soon as the first Mustang came out. Turns out Fickle Father liked his horsepower. With Classic Volkswagens, John Gunnell takes us on a tour of the Volkswagen — or People’s Car — from Nazi origins up until the early 1980s. Gunnell, who has written more than 85 automotive titles, including a large number of the “Standard Catalog” series, was also former editor of Old Cars Weekly — and the owner of a restoration shop. The book is structured around various models and their history in a gen- eral chapter opening, then year by year looks at important changes, starting with the first car, the brainchild of one Dr. Ferdinand Porsche in 1930. Begun well before the dawn of World War II, the Volkswagen was more of an answer to post-Depression motoring than Hitler’s propaganda needs. 42 After the war, the Brits helped get things going again (lit- erally, starting to build Type 82s, the military forerunner to the VW Thing, Type 181), and the first Bug came to the United States in 1949, thanks to importer Max Hoffman. What followed was a slow beginning, followed by an explosion of sales, ever-changing models and groundbreaking advertising. Split-windows gave way to new models, up to Beetles and Super Beetles. Karmann Ghias showed up for a little sportiness, and the Buses became a camper’s delight and an emblem of the 1960s counterculture. The whole cute ball of wonderful is there, sup- ported with plenty of statistics, color photography and surprising facts. This is a nice read about the salad days of Volkswagen. Provenance: Lots of details build you a picture of the humble beginnings and evolution of an important vehicle and car company. Fit and finish: The design is lovely, the color is vibrant and the illustrations well chosen. Drivability: Classic Volkswagens is the perfect introduction and back- grounder to the Volkswagen models and brand. Gunnell is a seasoned pro, and it shows with his fluid writing and ability to feed the facts without slowing the narrative. It’s also a treat just to flip through, especially if you have even a passing acquaintance and history with a Bug or Bus. ♦ Sports Car Market expected from something representing the Mullin Museum. I am happy to have the pieces I have bought, but they really should be better for the museum they are affiliated with. The best part of this model is its body shape, which is perfectly captured, and the model sits just right. Paint finish is excellent, as is the fitting of all parts big and small. The delicate and correctly painted grille with its chrome surround and two horns nestled behind is all just wonderful. The almost completely hidden wire wheels are also correctly painted light blue. ♦


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Affordable Classic 1987–89 Alfa Romeo Milano A Cheap, Fast, Fun Alfa Romeo U.S. drivers are falling in love with the new Giulia, and some will turn to the Milano as a very Affordable Classic by Jeff Zurschmeide 1989 Alfa Romeo Milano that passing lane. The contestants are a Saab 900 Turbo driven by your humble narrator and a 2.5-liter Alfa Romeo Milano driven by a friend who shall go nameless, even though the statute of limitations has long since expired on this particular exhibition of speed. In three tries, the Alfa won every time. Maybe a Porsche 944 could P have bested the Milano in that acceleration contest. A Corvette almost certainly could have done it. But comparing apples to apples, the Milano was quite a hot rod in its day. Which makes me wonder why the Milano has never attained the kind of respect that other Alfa sedans have received. The road to the Milano With the exception of the venerable Alfa Spider, all American-spec Alfas received a very forward-looking change in 1975. The upgrade moved the transmission to the rear of the car. If you’ve never experienced a rear-transaxle Alfa on a racetrack or autocross course, they’re incredibly well balanced and predictable — because of near-perfect front-torear weight distribution. In the 1980s, Alfa brought out a single-overhead-cam V6 engine. First released for the GTV-6 as a 2.5-liter unit, this engine also powered the 46 icture a sunny summer afternoon on the Pacific Coast Highway north of Santa Cruz, CA. It’s the late 1980s, and two new sport sedans are cruising to the spot where a passing lane opens up. The challenge is to be ahead of the other car by the end of Details Years produced: 1987–89 Price when new: $12,850–$18,995 Number produced: About 6,000 Current SCM Valuation: $4,000–$6,200 Pros: Upscale Italian performance sedan at a bargain price Cons: Maintenance can be challenging Best place to drive one: Winding mountain roads and racetracks Worst place to drive one: Regions with no good Alfa mechanics A typical owner: An Alfa enthusiast who appreciates the balance, handling and performance of the V6 transaxle cars first Milanos in the 1987 model year. The Alfa V6 engine is a freerevving unit eager to give you everything it’s got, and the 2.5-liter was measured at 154 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. For 1988, Alfa added the Verde trim with a larger, 3-liter V6 rated at 183 horses and 184 pound-feet. The 3-liter engine was first equipped with Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection, but Alfa later adopted Bosch Motronic engine management and bumped the 3-liter engine to 189 horsepower and 184 pound-feet. Motronicequipped cars are designated QV for Quadrifoglio Verde. Options and quirks The Milano was available with your choice of a 5-speed manual transmission or an automatic, depending on the model. Milano QV Sports Car Market Joe Cabibbo, Courtesy of Centerline International Alfa Romeo Parts & Accessories


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cars were all manuals, and they received a limited-slip differential. Your 0–60 mph time in a Milano QV is about 7.5 seconds, with a top speed around 140 mph. There are some additional peculiarities to the Milano’s design. Most notably, the rear brakes are mounted inboard, just on either side of the transaxle. The design reduces unsprung weight in the rear, helping the Milano achieve that excellent handling, but it doesn’t really improve braking performance. Milano owners report that working on those brakes is “a bloody pain in the ass.” Of course, no classic car is perfect. The Bosch fuel injection used on the Milano relies on a plethora of tiny vacuum hoses to run right. Get a crack or a leaky end in any one of those, and you’re staring down a difficult troubleshooting process. At 30plus years of age, you can count on every one of those little hoses being as dry and brittle as a stick of store-bought Capelli d’Angelo. There was also the looks issue. While the Giugiaro-designed GTV-6 is just about the best-looking hatchback you ever saw, the Milano is kind of a blocky sedan. It certainly didn’t look anywhere near as racy as my black-on-black 3-door Saab. Prices and values In its day, the Milano was a premium model with economy pricing. In 1987 the well-equipped Milano Silver trim carried a base price of 1989 Alfa Romeo Milano $12,850, and the top Platinum trim retailed for $18,995. The base BMW 325 of the same year was priced at $21,475, and the Saab 900 Turbo came in at $20,405. By the end of the import run in 1989, the Milano Gold was still undercutting the competition at $18,475, while the Verde sold for $22,700. Prices on top Milanos have only just started to trend upwards. The GTV-6 has become collectible in the past few years, with prices for a good car topping $10,000. But you can still get a nice Milano Verde for well under $5,000. At bringatrailer.com, a 1988 Verde sold for $3,751 in January 2016. A 1989 Verde sold for $3,600 in March of this year. The SCM Pocket Price Guide lists median money for the Milano at $4,000 (less $1,000 for an automatic) and $6,200 for a Verde. The best reason to buy any Milano is to drive it. These Alfas are inexpensive upscale Italian cars that offer good per- formance, and they don’t attract undue attention from police or thieves. They are inexpensive to insure at this point, even if they’re not the cheapest or easiest cars to maintain. With renewed interest in Alfa sedans courtesy of the new Giulia, collectors could soon be recognizing the Milano as an Affordable Classic. ♦ October 2017 47 Courtesy of Centerline International


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Legal Files John Draneas Who Pays for Short-Lived Cars? A British driver crashed his just-bought Ferrari F430 Scuderia — a car that cost him $4,800 per minute of ownership Great deal goes bad In a somewhat similar situation, one of our firm’s clients — let’s call him “Sam” — somehow managed to get a super deal on a collector car. He paid about half its actual value. He got it home all right, but a neighborhood test drive proved the brakes to be ineffective. The resulting crash may have totaled the car. Is it covered? In these situations, the first legal question that comes to mind is, “Does the owner’s insurance cover this?” In all likelihood, the owner did not contact his insurance company to specifically add the car to his policy before crashing it, so the answer depends upon the automatic coverage provisions of the insurance policy. Most auto insurance policies offer some form of automatic coverage for newly purchased cars. Jim Schwarzkopf, president of TDC Risk The final moments of a British driver’s Ferrari F430 Scuderia W e’ve all been here before. You’ve just bought a new collector car — one you’ve wanted for some time. You write the check, sign the paperwork, shake the seller’s hand, jump in the car and take off for some im- mediate fun. Unfortunately, most of us don’t stop to think that we might be in a risky situation. $4,800 per minute At the end of July, a British enthusiast took delivery of a new Ferrari F430 Scuderia and gleefully left the dealership to drive home. Driving in wet conditions on the M1 outside of South Yorkshire, the Ferrari abruptly left the highway, went airborne, rolled about 160 feet down the embankment and burst into flames. There wasn’t much left of the Ferrari, but amazingly enough, the driver walked away with just cuts and bruises. The biggest bruises were to his ego. The story is told in a surprisingly humorous tone, complete with emojis, on the South Yorkshire Police Department’s Facebook page. It begins, “Afternoon folks, were you stuck in traffic this afternoon on the M1 south around junction 37? If so, here’s why…” When police arrived on the scene, the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue squad was already there and, in the words of the police, “squirting water all over some kind of sporty motor. “As we are an inquisitive bunch,” the police post explains that they “asked the driver what sort of car he ‘had,’ to which he replied, ‘It was a Ferrari.’ Detecting a sense of damaged pride, he then said, ‘I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago.’” At a reported value of $260,000–$288,000, that computes out to about $4,800 per minute of ownership — as bad an example of depreciation as one could imagine. In an update, the police added, “Following on from speaking to a number of witnesses, officers do not believe excess speed was a contributory factor in this collision.” Great for the driving record, but even worse for the ego! 48 Management (the exclusive agent for BarrettJackson-endorsed insurance coverage), explained that the scope of the coverage varies from one policy to another. Collector-car policies typically provide automatic coverage for newly purchased collector cars. However, the limits of coverage can vary dramatically. Examples include policies that limit coverage to the actual cost of the car, the highest insured value of any existing car on the policy, and 25% of the total coverage provided for all cars on the policy. They also impose time limits, with the automatic coverage lasting anywhere from 14 to 90 days. If you don’t specifically add the car to the policy by that deadline, your automatic coverage ends. Schwarzkopf doesn’t deal with regular consumer policies, but he noted that they not only employ similar types of coverage limitations, but some apply only to cars that replace cars already on the policy, while others cover additional cars. In Sam’s case, his collector-car insurance carrier paid his claim without question, but only after pointing out that his automatic coverage was limited to the actual cost of the car. Had Sam called his agent and added the car at an agreed value reflecting its actual value, he would have received twice as much in insurance proceeds. Now, he has a free, wrecked car that he can restore at his expense. If the ending value is greater than his restoration cost, he’ll come out ahead. Sam is now looking into making a claim on his consumer policy that insures his daily-driver cars. It is possible that he might get automatic coverage under that policy, subject to the qualifications Schwarzkopf described. While it might seem odd, there is nothing legally impossible about both policies covering the same car at the same time. Long-distance purchases Another seemingly innocuous way you can get into this situation is when you buy a car in a distant location. We all know someone who made an Internet purchase of a car in a distant city — or perhaps we’ve even done this ourselves. It’s a car collector’s idea of a fun time. Fly in, buy the car, drive it home and get to know it. (Publisher Martin takes this even further by never seeing the car and then having other people drive it home for him.) Sports Car Market


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A lot can happen on that drive home. Take a lesson from Sam and the British Ferrari owner. Before setting out on the trip, call your insurance agent and make arrangements to add the car to the policy before you start driving. Transported cars So let’s say reading this convinces you that driving the car home from the auction is a bad idea. Instead, you hire an auto-transport company to haul it home for you. You may think that is safer, but there are new issues that you have to consider. You may get automatic coverage — as we’ve already discussed — but be aware that some policies (including some collector-car policies) exclude coverage when the car is in the possession of the transport company. If the car is damaged in transit, you may well have a claim against the transport company, but does it carry sufficient insurance? Think about a $3.7 million LaFerrari on a transporter with a $1 million insurance policy. Further, the transport company’s coverage is spread over all of the cars on the truck. So, if there are five of them, then it averages out to $200,000 each. Sure, you can sue the transport company for the excess, but if this is all the insurance they carry, what do you think their net worth is going to be? For these reasons, it is critical to know ahead of time whether your policy covers the car while being transported. If it does, your insurance carrier will pay the claim and then go after the transport company and its insurance carrier to recoup its losses. If your policy doesn’t cover you, then either change policies or buy the optional coverage that many transport companies offer their customers. Friendly hauls Car guys are super creative about coming up with some form of deal that saves them some money. Let’s say you buy a car at your favorite auction. Your friend, who hauled his car to the same auction and sold it, now has an empty trailer to haul home. It takes two car guys exactly two nanoseconds to put one and one together, and pretty soon your friend is hauling your car home to save you the cost of a professional transport. What can go wrong? Let’s make it easy on you and say that your insurance policy covers your car without question or limit. Schwarzkopf has seen this happen — your insurance company pays the claim without complaint, then it goes after your friend to recover its losses because his negligent driving caused the damage. There is nothing you can do to stop them. As we’ve explained before, that’s called subrogation. Your friend’s insurance policy will cover him, of course, but are his limits high enough? Say it’s that LaFerrari again and he has only $1 million of coverage. That is a $2.7 million uninsured liability on your (probably now-former) friend’s part. Protecting yourself There is little doubt that collectors are better off with a collector-car policy than with a typical consumer car insurance policy. The coverage is just simply better for our needs. But not all collector-car policies are the same. To make it even more challenging, they aren’t all the same even within the same company — all of them offer different types of policies, and they can differ from time to time and state to state. We can ask for a sample policy from each carrier we are considering, but we aren’t all lawyers who can understand the differences. It’s best to pick a carrier we are comfortable with and, perhaps equally as important, an agent who knows the differences, knows us, and can help us make the best selection. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. October 2017 49


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne The Electric Thrill of the Eclectic Car Created as a combination people-carrier and fashion coupe, the Avantime was like nothing else before or since form remarkably faithful to the show car. The Renault press release for the 1999 launch claimed: “AVANTIME symbolises Renault’s desire to take bold steps from a structural and design point of view at every level in the range, shunning the dominant, accepted thinking of the time.” For once, the publicists weren’t employing hyperbole, that’s for sure. Lost in translation The 1998 Vel Satis concept preceded the Avantime. The Vel Satis was a breathtakingly cool coupe. It is slightly strange looking, yes, but with a simple elegance, and it is absolutely different. The production sedan with the same name Renault Avantime — is its collecting time nigh? A nyone who reads SCM knows that my taste in cars runs to the unusual. All right, I’m being a bit kind to myself. If a vehicle doesn’t have to be explained, I probably wouldn’t give it a second glance — much less put out cold, hard cash to own it. For me much of the thrill of my life with cars is in sharing my passion for bringing something new into the life of a fellow enthusiast. I know the excitement I feel when I see a car I’ve never seen up close — or in a photo. It’s an experience that brings back the first concours I attended, the first auction, the first race… It pushes back any chance there might be, however remote, of becoming jaded or bored working with cars. There’s always something that keeps my blood hot and feeds this wonderful pas- sion. Even if it’s not the first time I’ve seen the car, I also get a thrill from the off-beat. Those cars that are not one-offs or the super-exclusive ultra-luxury or sport models created for playboys, over-compensated athletes or over-compensating business executives. Sometimes these cars are vehicles created for a general public who didn’t realize they wanted one. I always enjoy the first half hour or so behind the wheel when I arrive in Italy — once again becoming accustomed to driving on roads where lane discipline still exists. Another treat is the change in the cars I see. Of course, there are the ubiquitous Audis, BMWs and VWs that are identical to those that crowd the Southern California streetscape. But, what I live for are the sights I can’t see back at home in the United States. Recently, I was on the Autostrada headed to our apartment in Bergamo from the Milan airport. Not far past the old Alfa Romeo factory at Arese, where the Museo Storico is still located, the traffic slows to enter a tollbooth. I looked to the lane at my right and what I saw delighted me. Hello, Avantime! It was a supremely wacky Renault Avantime. Designed by the brilliant Patrick Le Quément, and developed and built by partner Matra from 2001 to 2003, this groundbreaking crossover has long been a fascination of mine. Created as a combination people-carrier and fashion coupe, it was like nothing else before or since. That it had a Matra Club Switzerland sticker on it just added to the magic. First seen in concept form at the 1999 Geneva Show, it entered production in a 52 that followed in 2002 also took your breath away — but in all the wrong ways. While Renault declared at the launch that it was “…a daring alternative to the Executive class saloon car… A real alternative to the current crop of conventional four-door saloons, mostly offered by premium German manufac- turers…” and referenced legendary French luxury goods in fashion, luggage, wine and design, the public wasn’t having it. The Vel Satis was just one in a long line of fascinat- ing concept cars that were lost in translation en route to production. Just think of the adorable Ford Ghia Barchetta show car of 1983 and the abominable 1991–94 Mercury Capri that resulted. But the Avantime for the showroom shared practically all of the strange magic of the show car. And that adds an attribute of future value. Is the Avantime bound to be a gilt-edged, blue-chip collectible of the next decade? Probably not. It is too strange for that. But think of what it does offer — a truly unique concept and design, from an acknowledged master of the art. Toss in limited production —unfortunately for the folks at Matra and Renault — and interesting parents, as it was the last vehicle to be produced before Matra closed its doors. Whether an Avantime is a substitute for a well- balanced retirement account is doubtful. However, it certainly can be an enjoyable way to partake in comfortable, fun motoring in a car that stands out in a pack. Prices right now in Europe for a car in good condition and with reasonable mileage, few owners and a good service history are around $16,000. That’s not bad for a car of which only 8,500 were built and has show-car DNA. Even the name itself is imaginative: “Avant” is French for “forward.” “Time” is, of course, English, and it is pronounced in the English manner. Forward in Time — and the car was just a bit too much so. In only nine more years I can bring an Avantime to the U.S. Be on the lookout for this unusual, eclectic car. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman Collecting My Thoughts When it comes to cars, I’ve always had a pretty good sense of what I wanted and why in certain events, so there’s certainly a social aspect to it. But the single common denominator is our passion for cars. And from there our collecting habits are an extension of our personalities. So for those of you who are new to collecting, the best advice I can give is simple — embrace what motivates you to collect. Whatever that may be. To seasoned collectors, newcomers can seem naïve or misguided, but we should be careful not to dismiss their inclinations. Their eyes are wide open. Often it’s the newcomers who show us we’ve overlooked something worthwhile. Do your homework — and follow your passion Car collectors are wonderful people, Ultimately, collecting is not about specific marques. It’s about passion F or as long as I can remember, I’ve had my “ideal collection” list. It started out as a scrap of paper with about 12 cars scribbled down, and it grew to a Word document with well over 100 cars. Once I even shared a few highlights with Miles Collier at one of his symposiums. I was about 13 years old at the time. My youthful highlights included Collier’s sole remaining 1½-Liter Grand Prix Delage, but also, naively, a DAF — because a Dutch car is simply novel to anyone Dutch. Even to a 13-year-old. Today, the list includes a few of the same cars from that first itera- tion. And the list is not just detailed in make and model, but it is also chassis-number-specific in some cases. Two obvious takeaways for those of you who don’t know me: 1. I’m a total nerd about cars. 2. I’ve acted 40 years old my whole life. The point being that when it comes to cars, I’ve always had a pretty good sense of what I wanted and why. It never really mattered how realistic the list was, but by putting it down on paper (now in the notes of an iPhone), it forced me to think it all through. Why a pre-war Silver Ghost and not a post-war one? If I’m sticking to 12 cars, is a Porsche 959 too much like a Ferrari F40? It’s chassis 1046, right? The double Le Mans winner? Cars are part of us By doing this list over the years, I’ve not just learned about cars, but also about myself. This isn’t groundbreaking self-exploration. The intent is to put car collecting into an individual context. It’s actually a pretty basic exercise — and a number of you may already have your own list. We all approach collecting very differently. Some of us are make- or model-specific collectors, while others have cars built more than 100 years apart. Some of us are constrained by budget, and some of us, seemingly, are not. And many of us collect so that we can participate 54 but if you haven’t yet noticed, we are seriously opinionated. And if you’re relatively green to collecting, take people’s comments and the market results with a grain of salt. Do your own homework. Make up your own mind. As a matter of course, it’s best to fact-check everyone and every- thing. If someone says an MGA drives like sh*t, don’t take his/her word for it. Find a way to try one out. Maybe the one that he/she drove was just a bad example. In this world, mistakes can be expensive — so it couldn’t hurt to avoid them. As a kid I hated reading. I was pathetically slow. But if the material was car-related, I’d labor through it with pleasure. Fortunately, my dad had a great automotive library — today we have Amazon and Google. So before you buy something, buy some books, study a car magazine (check!), and read up on it. It’s also important to remember that data is useless if you don’t know how to interpret it. Learn about that specific example and why it brought that price. Learn to read a car description, both for what is written and for what isn’t. (I promise to write a lot more about that in future issues.) And speaking of market, there is a difference between following the market and following market trends. It’s good to pay attention, but don’t weigh market expectations too heavily. It all sounds so simple, but until you understand what you really want as a collector and why, you’re better off ignoring us over-opinionated car guys and becoming one on your own. And though I did just suggest avoiding others’ opinions, finding a couple of people whom you trust and who seem to know what they’re talking about is invaluable. Growing up “talking cars” was an important learning experience for me, and remains so today. There’s a reason my list no longer includes that DAF! Most importantly, don’t take the emotion out of it. Maybe dial it back when negotiating, but the nostalgia or desire you feel for a particular car is genuine. And you should follow it. Collecting is predicated on our experiences. When you collect, don’t forget to be an individual. Some really serious collectors have really stupid cars for really great reasons. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2017 Elegance at Hershey Excellence at The Elegance A limited selection of 75 great cars, on the grounds of a great hotel, add up to a sweet day Story and photos by Bill Rothermel The Swigart Museum Collection’s 1908 Studebaker Electric honors, including Dan Johnson’s 1929 Peerless Model 8-125 7-Passenger sedan, which won Best American Closed Car 1920–31. Al and Barbara Mason’s 1928 Auburn 8-115 Governor’s Cup Best in Show — Bob, Sandy and Gary Bahre’s 1934 Packard Twelve Speedster by LeBaron T he Elegance at Hershey has, in just seven years, catapulted itself to the upper echelon of concours held in the United States. This year’s show field was, without question, the finest in the short history of the event. Situated amidst the gardens of the Hotel Hershey (itself an architec- tural gem) in Hershey, PA, the intimate event is open to just 75 vehicles. The concours, on June 11, was the culmination of a three-day weekend in conjunc- tion with the Grand Ascent on Friday and Saturday. A reprise of the old Hershey Hill Climb, the Grand Ascent is staged on the 0.7-mile rise behind the hotel. Pam Yates served as grand marshal, and along with others, participated in a lively seminar on her late husband Brock Yates’ antics in the legendary Cannonball Run. Friday night’s welcome cocktail party was at the newly opened Hershey Conservatory Garden, and it featured a special display of 1950s cars from nearby Lancaster County, PA, collectors. A new event — Cars & Coffee — was a popular destination Saturday morning. Saturday evening’s dinner and silent auction benefited the weekend’s charities: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center. Amelia Island Concours founder Bill Warner served as honorary chairman, with Wayne Carini as honorary chief judge. Noted collector Ralph Marano was honored with the Olympus Award, and his spectacular 1940 Packard Darrin convertible was featured as the 2017 program/poster car. Unlike most shows, there are no classes at The Elegance. Chief Judge Paul Sable was quick to point out, “The judges had their work cut out for them, as the show field was filled with not just great cars, but an abundance of top contenders, including many early, preservation and unrestored vehicles.” Certainly, one of the weekend’s highlights was a rare Details Plan ahead: The eighth annual The Elegance at Hershey is scheduled for June 8–10, 2018 Where: The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033 Number of entries: 75 Judging system: French Concours Rules, which places priority on the visual impact of the car. Admission: $30 for the concours Web: www.theeleganceathershey.com 58 appearance of the Swigart Museum Collection’s 1908 Studebaker Electric, which used to transport passengers in the tunnel between the U.S. Capitol and the Old Senate Office Building. One of two built and constructed of cherry wood, it deservedly received the “This Car Matters” Award. To the delight of the crowd, it traveled under its own power — the first time since the 1940s — made operable by students in the restoration program at nearby Penn Tech College. In all, 40 of the 75 cars on the show field received Speedster won Best American Open Car 1920–31. Dave and Lisa Helmer’s 1934 Chrysler Imperial Airflow CV Coupe won Best American Closed Car 1932–42. Jim Utaski’s 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso won Most Elegant Post-War Car, and Paul Gould’s 1960 Plymouth XNR Concept Car won Best Post-War Car. Bob, Sandy and Gary Bahre received the Governor’s Cup Best in Show for their 1934 Packard Twelve Runabout Speedster by LeBaron. Movie star Clark Gable owned this car back in the day. The Hotel Hershey Award was presented to J.W. Marriott Jr.’s 1938 Talbot-Lago Darracq T-150C by Figoni et Falaschi. The Founder’s Award (in honor of noted car collector and concours founder Jack Rich) went to Harry Yeaggy for his 1929 Duesenberg J/SJ convertible coupe by Bohman & Schwartz. Gordon Barrett’s lovely 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider by Touring won the Honorary Chairman’s Award. If your spouse or significant other is not into cars, don’t fret. The Hotel Hershey is a beautiful resort hotel that is a destination unto itself. It’s close to museums, Hershey Park, Pennsylvania Dutch Country and outlet shopping. Did I forget to mention chocolate? There’s plenty of that, too. ♦ Hotel Hershey Award winner — J.W. Marriott Jr.’s 1938 TalbotLago Darracq T-150C by Figoni et Falaschi Sports Car Market


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Feature 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance This Is No Wet-Behind-the-Ears Event Showers can’t wash out the fun or professional efficiency of the Northeast’s first major car event of the year Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Best of Show – American — Al and Sandra San Clemente’s 1935 Packard Twelve dual-cowl phaeton by Dietrich War award. Charles Gillet’s 1931 Cadillac V16 all-weather phaeton by Fleetwood took home the People’s Choice Award. George and Carol Edwards’ 1969 Yenko Camaro snagged Best Muscle Car. Don and Flo Makofske’s shocking orange 1963 Best of Show International — 1938 Type 57C Atalante took it all in stride. As the saying goes, the show must go on, and it did! Kudos to the car owners, P who were patient and understanding as they waited their turn to receive awards in the pouring rain. Greenwich, now in its 22nd year, continues to be a bit of a coming-out party for cars and collectors, as it is one of the first major events in the Northeast after a winter’s hibernation. The June 2–4 festivities began with a road rally, Bonhams Auctions cocktail party (and preview of Sunday’s auction), and a Cannonball Reunion in conjunction with the Greenwich International Film Festival. Saturday featured a special class of hot rods and custom cars. Hot-rod notables Wayne Carini, Rick Dore, Rob Ida and Ken Gross gave a great presentation. More than 20 Bugattis, on tour with the American Bugatti Club, highlighted Sunday’s show field. Both concours days also showcased a spectacular display of children’s cars. “After the American cars cleared the field Saturday, one by one, the Bugattis pulled into the park and lined the waterfront,” Wennerstrom said. “What an incredible sight that was!” Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours founder and chairman, served as grand marshal. Winners in Saturday’s American Concours included Details Plan ahead: The 23rd Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for June 2–3, 2018 Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT Admission: $40 for one day, and $60 for both days Number of cars: 250 Web: www.greenwichconcours.com 60 Best of Show honors to Al and Sandra San Clemente’s 1935 Packard Twelve dual-cowl phaeton by Dietrich. Although the car has been in their collection many years, the restoration was finished the night before being shown! George and Valerie Vassos’ swoopy 1934 Studebaker Commander Roadster received Most Elegant Car PreWar honors. Charles Schoendorf’s rare 1953 Cunningham C-3 coupe by Vignale received the Most Elegant Car — Post- Don and Flo Makofske’s 1963 Ford Thunderbird “Tango” Kustom by Rick Dore won the Chief Judge’s Award Sports Car Market ity the organizers of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Once again, rain fell on the second day of this two-day concours that fea- tures American cars Saturday and imported cars Sunday. To their credit, Concours Chairperson Mary Wennerstrom and her team Ford Thunderbird “Tango” Kustom by Rick Dore was presented with the Chief Judge’s Award, and Robert Kerekes’ Cadillac Northstar-powered 1948 Tucker by Rob Ida was honored with the Founder’s Award — both cars from this year’s Hot Rod Class. At Sunday’s Concours International, eight Bugattis received awards, including Best of Show honors to a 1938 Type 57C Atalante from a private collection. Sara Rheault’s time-worn 1926 Type 37 deservedly took home the Preservation Award. Most Outstanding BMW went to Zachary Schulman’s unusual 1957 503 coupe by Ghia-Aigle and the Best in Class — International was presented to Seth Neubart’s 1973 Citroën-Maserati SM coupe. The Grand Marshal’s Award went to Drake Darrin’s 1952 Jaguar C-type. Michael Schudroff’s 1966 Ghia 450SS convert- ible received the Founder’s Award. Gene and Marlene Epstein’s meticulous 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith drophead roadster by H.J. Mulliner was awarded The Most Elegant Car. Myron Schuster’s 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition by A. Guillore garnered the Pre-War Best in Class Award, and Byron LaMotte’s 1971 Iso Grifo received an Award of Timeless Elegance. In all, more than 250 cars were shown in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Greenwich’s tranquil waterfront. ♦


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Feature 2017 San Marino Motor Classic Seldom-Seen Cars in a Relaxed Setting The San Marino Motor Classic shows off the rare and unusual — and many of the finest cars from Southern California Story and photos by Carl Bomstead it helped Ford win the 1964 NHRA Super Stock title. These cars were modified with a fiberglass hood, front fenders and doors for weight reduction. They also had a distinctive “teardrop” Ram Air hood to accommodate the high-rise 427 motor. The three classes of American Big Block Muscle represented the ground-pounding glory years of 1962 to 1974. Mark Hyman and his daughter Brooke presented a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Judkins coupe — one of only two produced — and it was a big winner. The Duesenberg scored 99.5 points in CCCA judging for a first-place award, and the car also won the American Closed Classic award from the Motor Classic. The Duesenberg also won the Most Elegant Closed American Classic award. It was a well-deserved backseat full of trophies. The Los Angeles area is a hotbed of car Mark Hyman and his daughter Brooke with one of only two existing 1932 Duesenberg Model J Judkins coupes, which won several high-level awards T he Seventh Annual San Marino Motor Classic took place on June 11 at the 30acre Lacy Park in San Marino, CA. The show was two related events, as the Classic Car Club of America held their Grand Classic in conjunction with the Motor Classic. The Grand Classic had its own judges and judging criteria, but the Full Classics were also eligible for awards from the San Marino Motor Classic. In CCCA judging, the car is judged against a 100-point standard, and three cars achieved a perfect 100-point score. The Motor Classic uses a traditional judging system, with first-, second- and third-place awards in each class. There were well over 200 cars on the field, and about 55 of them were part of the Grand Classic. This was the largest turnout in recent memory. Cars were presented in 42 classes for the Motor Classic. They ranged from A to Z, with two classes of Aston Martins — and a lone Zimmer. Event Chairman and founder Aaron Weiss said he likes to present a wide variety of cars — and find interesting examples that are seldom seen. Well, Weiss certainly did that, as there were classes for Bantams, Volkswagens, Pony Cars, Woodies, Hot Rods and most anything else in between. Cars and owners have their own stories and one of the more interesting belonged to Margaret Alley and her 1966 Shelby GT350 that she has owned for five decades. Alley and her husband bought the car when it was Details Plan ahead: The next San Marino Motor Classic is scheduled for June 10, 2018 Where: Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA 91108 Judging system: Critical 100-point Score Sheet system Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the gate Web: www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com 64 only a year old, and it has been maintained in as-new condition since. She drives it on a weekly basis. It is equipped with an automatic transmission, which makes it a little easier to drive. Alley said she has no intention of slowing down. The 1964 Ford Fairlane “Thunderbolt” belonging to John Karelius won the non-GM Big Block Muscle Car class and the Muscle Car Review magazine award. It was one of 100 built strictly for drag racing, and Best in Show Pre-War — Rich Atwell’s 1938 Delahaye 135 roadster by Chapron Sports Car Market collecting, and several of the world’s finest collections are in the area. That said, the Best in Show Pre-War went to Texan Richard Atwell for his 1938 Delahaye 135 roadster by Chapron. The Best in Show Post-War award went to Jerome Dahan and his 1955 Mercedes-Benz alloybody 300SL Gullwing. This is a very rare and desirable automobile indeed. The San Marino Motor Classic has raised over $1.6 million to date for the Pasadena Humane Society, the SPCA, the Rotary Club of San Marino and the USC Marching Band, which was present throughout the event. The Motor Classic is a low-key event, with the cars — many of which are seldom seen — displayed in pleasant bucolic surroundings. You are sure to see the rare and unusual as well as many of the finest collector cars from Southern California. It’s always a delightful way to spend the day. ♦


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Vanguard of the Next Generation 40 40 J.R. Amantea tears it up on a straight Mark Alfano Occupation/Company: Consultant, Bull Canyon Inc. Age: 31 Briefly describe what you do: I’m a management consultant specializing in operations, asset management, duediligence services and strategic planning for high-net-worth individuals, family offices, institutional investors and nonprofit organizations. My primary areas of expertise are real estate, automotive and fine art. High point in your career: Being asked to be on the board of Petersen Checkered Flag 200. To be a part of one of the world’s best automotive museums as well as generating ideas for the future of the car culture with some of the most influential car aficionados is a real honor. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: Chevrolet Silverado / 1966 Shelby GT350 / Ferrari F40 How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm in the next generation? The next generation is all about experiences and the need to share them via social media. Now car enthusiasm has to be paired with an experience that evokes emo- 68 tion. We have to show that cars are more than just transportation from A to B. We also have to build an understanding that cars are moving pieces of art. Cars can be just as much as an investment and evoke as much emotion as a Picasso hanging on someone’s wall. However, unlike most art, you can experience a car using all of your senses. T he demographics of the old-car world are always changing. But in recent years, there’s been more focus across the hobby on boosting interest among younger collectors — those who will carry the torch for classic Cal Spyders, E-types, Duesenbergs and Triumphs well into the future. SCM is no stranger to the younger demographic — many of our behind-the-scenes staffers, myself included, are Millennials, and we’re all certified car addicts. And across the industry, we’re not alone. So this past April, Publisher Martin put out the call to our readers to nominate those young enthusiasts who are making a difference in the collector car world. We received hundreds of submissions in response, which made the selection process very difficult indeed. Here are our 40, as nominated by you and selected by the SCM editorial staff. — Jim Pickering J.R. Amantea Occupation/Company: Principal Owner, GT Motor Cars Age: 33 Briefly describe what you do: My main areas of focus are collection management, restoration work, and concours show prep and logistics for our clients’ cars. We also offer consignment services. Why cars? Cars have been my passion since I was a kid. At age 7 I started “observer judging” Corvettes in NCRS with my dad, and by 12 years old I was a full-blown judge in NCRS and later became a Bloomington Gold judge at 13. By age 19, I became a master-level judge in NCRS. I like finding a car and securing it, but most of all, I like helping clients build collections and helping them achieve their goals. Coming from a Wall Street background, I look at this like managing a portfolio, except cars, not stocks. The most influential person in your career has been? Why? My dad introduced me to the hobby at a young age, and it took. It’s something that I have been so fortunate to share with him. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm with the next generation? I worry about who is going to be collecting muscle cars and pre-war cars. This has already been an issue with many clubs. We have to expose kids to the older cars. I can remember being a kid at Bloomington Gold and sitting in a 12-mile ’67 L88 or driving Corvette race cars with Kevin Mackay at 12 years old — this left a burning impression in my head and made me want these cars later. This past June at the Greenwich Concours, Hagerty Insurance had youth judges, and I had a 1968 L88 Le Mans Corvette on display. I let all of the kids sit in it because I know one day in the future one of them will be dreaming of that car. Sports Car Market Sports Car Market UNDER


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Jake Auerbach Occupation/Company: Digital Content and Editorial Director/Specialist, RM Sotheby’s Age: 27 Briefly describe what you do: I help direct and fulfill all aspects of social and print media for RM Sotheby’s. This means spending a lot of time on the road at different events providing coverage and content fulfillment, as well as assisting in business-getting and consignments. High point in your career: Consigning the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E-16v Evo II to our Arizona auction this year. The 190E Evo II was a “grail” car for me growing up in the ’90s. To be able to make the case for accepting the car at one of our flagship auctions, and then sell the car successfully, was truly a crowning experience of my professional career. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: 1979 911SC / 1988 BMW M5 / “The 4-door supercar collection”: a Coombs 3.8 Mk 2 Jaguar, a Bentley Turbo R, a 190E Evo II, a 4-door Galaxie with an SOHC 427, and at least one AMG-powered Mercedes wagon with rear-facing seats. How can we help build classic-car Bryan Ballatore Occupation/Company: Private Client Services, Hagerty Insurance Age: 32 enthusiasm within the next generation? The good news is that the enthusiasm already exists; we just need to offer a way to actualize it. I constantly meet young people who blow me away with their interest in and knowledge of classic cars. Ours is an old-school — some would say Old World — business, but I am part of a team working hard to bring it into the 21st century and more in line with today’s culture of young collectors and enthusiasts. You can expect to see a lot new from us over the next year as RM Sotheby’s branches into more modern media. Briefly describe what you do: My role with Hagerty is to provide protection for the finest collections in the world. By providing information on acquisition, maintenance, events and everything in between, I’m able to help collectors enjoy their cars as they should be enjoyed. High point in your career: Spending the 2015 Mille Miglia with Sir Stirling Moss, Hans Herrmann, Susie Wolff and Ralf Schumacher as MercedesBenz celebrated the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Mille Miglia win by Moss in the epic 300 SLR “722” car. The most influential person in your career has been? Why? David Gooding. David responded to an email from an overeager college student and invited me to his office. Later, he gave me my first job and access to his data as I wrote my master’s dissertation. He also referred me to Bruce R. McCaw and Thor Thorson, who provided me the opportunity to manage one of the most prominent private collections in the world. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? The collector-car community must be open-minded to the ways the next generation appreciates cars. A collector and I recently discussed his disdain for contemporary sports cars in favor of those built in the 1950s and ’60s. I asked him how this conversation might have sounded in 1959 as his predecessor lamented the thencontemporary Testa Rossa in favor of the American Underslung. Today we consider both among the greatest cars ever built. The idea of debating their worthiness is pointless. We must be open to the progress of the hobby. The quickest way to dim the passion of the next generation is to dismiss their generation’s automobiles. Bryan Ballatore leading the pack in a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Vignale Spyder Dave Bentson Occupation/Company: Principal and founder, Precision Automotive Group Age: 35 Briefly describe what you do: I’m a fee-only automotive adviser, providing clients with a source of unbiased automotive expertise. We advise private clients on buying, selling, maintenance, collection management, restorations vs. preservation, insurance, detailing and motorsports. The most influential person in your career has been? I’ve been blessed to have numerous people invest in my business through the years. The idea of fee-only automotive advising came from Rob O’Dell, now a close friend who runs a fee-only financial planning firm. Howard Frankel, my business coach, is a retired Accenture executive. My father-in-law, Bill Murschel, is a retired corporate PR professional for several Fortune 500 companies. David Burroughs instilled in me the importance of the true definition of the word “original” and I was fortunate enough to work for Dana Mecum as he built his auction empire long before he had his own TV show. Carter Doolittle has opened numerous doors, as has Scott Ales. Truly, the list could go on for quite some time. How can we help build classic-car October 2017 enthusiasm with the next generation? My under-40 clients and friends are interested in quality, design and innovation. They view life very differently from Boomers, who viewed the good life as settling down and buying a house. Millennials are more into renting their lifestyle. To build and bridge their interest, I’d do more events in major college towns with large populations of Millennials, and urban areas where Millennials typically move to post-college. Identify spokespersons as industry cheerleaders who appeal to Millennials (professional athletes, celebrities, and entrepreneurs in the 20–40-year-old age category). 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40 40 Derek Boycks Occupation/Company: I’m a Bonhams Auctions Collectors Motorcars Consultant and I manage and maintain a large private collection of post-war European sports cars in So Cal. Age: 36 Briefly describe what you do: For Bonhams, I look for consignments to bring to sale, work with interested buyers, and work with the display setup and drive-through teams. I also work with onsite vehicle repairs and inspections. For the private collection I care for, I handle restoration management, repair and maintenance work and logistics. I also assist in showing cars from the collection at various events, as well as running and driving the cars. High point in your career: Managing this private collection has been the highest point and has led to some exciting experiences. One of the best has been participating in the “Family Tree” commercial for the Porsche Panamera in 2009, where I drove among some of the most wonderful examples of Porsche racing history with some really great drivers. Why cars? Megan Boyd Occupation/Company: Collector Car Consultant specializing in sales, vehicle location, writing, research and collection management. Age: 35 Briefly describe what you do: Eat, sleep and breathe collector cars! High point in your career: Having the opportunity to drive, closely examine and research some of the world’s rarest, most desirable and expensive collector cars. Why cars? I can’t think of a logical explanation. All I know is my interest in machinery, engineering and design has always been there, and cars have always been a major component of that interest. I see cars as a form of functional art capable of stimulating all of the senses at once, and I enjoy the vast differences in experiences you can have from one car to the next. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: 1971 Datsun 510 coupe / mid–’60s LeGrand Formula Junior Fiat-powered project car / Pre-A Porsche 356 coupe The short answer — I grew up with a car dad that didn’t have any sons! I would spend hours in the garage with my dad helping him build and restore collector cars. Back then I did it to hang out with him. Now I do because of the passion he instilled in me. The most influential person in your career has been? I worked alongside Bob Lichty at Motorcar Portfolio and Classic Motorcar Auctions. He opened my eyes to a world of cars outside of the muscle and street-rod sector I was raised in. Donnie Gould has also been a major influence. Donnie taught me how to sell cars, which has become an integral part of my career. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Whenever I’m at a car show, on a rally or at a gas station and younger people ask me about my car, I always take the time to talk to them and invite them to sit in it. It’s amazing the connections I’ve made and where those conversations have led. Also, at club functions and on tours, I always try to make it a point to include younger people. Lots of times we see younger people join a club, attend an event and then we never see them again because they didn’t feel included or welcome. Make sure to embrace the young people in our hobby! Derek Boycks participated in the “Family Tree” commercial for the Porsche Panamera in 2009, driving and observing some of the most storied examples of Porsche racing history 70 Sports Car Market Sports Car Market UNDER


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40 40 David Brynan David Brynan in an Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750 F Spider Veloce Occupation/Company: Senior Specialist at Gooding & Company Age: 31 Briefly describe what you do: I work with David Gooding and our specialist team to find classic cars to consign to auction or broker privately. I also research and catalog many of the cars we bring to auction and advise clients on their collections. High point in your career: I always try to look ahead, and this year I’ve consigned one of the star cars to our Pebble Beach Auction and will be showing one of my own cars, a Giulietta SZ, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: First was a Porsche 356 B coupe I bought when I was 15, pre-driver’s license. Current cars: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750 F Spider Veloce, Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, Fiat-Abarth 1000 GT Bialbero (ex-Cunningham), 1967 Porsche 911S, Porsche 356 B coupe, Porsche 356 A Speedster. Car I’ll own someday: If I get really, really lucky, an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300. If instead I just get really lucky: Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Exposure is everything. I was fortunate enough to grow up in Southern California, where there is true car culture, and my dad took me to every car show, car book store, vintage race he could. In my job, I’ve had very generous friends and clients who have let me drive some of the world’s best cars. This is a very privileged hobby. If you have a great car and are not sharing it with others, whether by showing it or using it in a public way, you are taking away the opportunity for young people to see it and develop a passion for cars. Logan C. Calkins Occupation/Company: Hagerty Classic Car Insurance’s West Coast Private Client Services Manager Age: 33 Briefly describe what you do: I take care of our top clients and work closely with my team to best represent the company in the automotive world. I have a background in automotive restoration, specializing in pre-war European cars, and I assist with a great deal of automotive research and valuation, as well as volunteer my time to work with the HVA in carrying out FIVA inspections. High point in your career: When I was restoring I was fortunate to be recognized for many different achievements that felt like high honors, such as taking many cars to the winner’s circle at Pebble Beach and other concours around the world. In my new and different role, I keep striving to climb higher and higher to further my knowledge and experiences. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: I’ve owned many cars, some of which I owned and sold before I was even old enough to drive them, but the one I consider to be my first car is my grandfather’s 1955 Volkswagen truck. My 72 Peter Callaway Occupation/Company: General Manager, BSME, Callaway Cars Inc. Age: 35 Briefly describe what you do: I established Western-U.S. operations for Callaway Cars’ assembly center and Callaway Carbon (composites manufacturing). I’m also a part of engineering and design/development teams for new products. But I can also be found setting up the shop or doing whatever needs to be done. favorite current car is my 1935 Austin 7 Nippy that I vintage race. I hope to own a Bugatti Grand Prix car. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? My inspiration came from collectors who took the time to share their knowledge and cars with me. I have vivid memories of driving classic pre-war cars in my teenage years and thinking, “This is what it’s all about!” Too often, people get too caught up in trying to inspire a generation and they’re intimidated by the task at hand, but if each collector takes a personal interest in a younger kid or two, it could potentially inspire future generations of car enthusiasts. High point in your career: Every time we get recognition for a job well done by customers, editors or other folks in the industry is a high point. It’s a great feeling to have the details of the work be appreciated. Why cars? I was born with cars in the blood. After my first go-kart experience, I was hooked! There are so many worse ways we could be spending our time. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: First: 1983 BMW e30 323i gray-market car we originally used for 4-valve cylinder head development in 1982 (the year I was born!). Current: BMW E39 M5, 2007 Callaway Tahoe w/ manual transmission conversion, 125-cc Shifter Kart. Someday: ’63 Split-Window Corvette or Aston DB4 coupe. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Make first cars older cars. I think encouraging projects (upfitting or maintenance) for kids to work on can give a sense of accomplishment and enthusiasm to do more. Some exposure to racing or even performance-driving schools is fun and beneficial to safety. As classic cars get older, unfortunately, they’ll become more difficult to obtain for the younger generation. (That should be a career motivator!) But the biggest thing is providing a way for kids to be hands-on, whether in school or at home. Sports Car Market Sports Car Market UNDER


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40 40 Morgan Carter Occupation/Company: Vice President, Gooding & Company Age: 31 Briefly describe what you do: From finance and operations to event management, I have my hand in many aspects of the business. Each one of our events takes months of planning, and I must carefully analyze every consignment deal, production contract, staffing assignment, vehicle transport and storage, security detail, concierge services for clientele, lot placement, setup and striking of event space, permits and much more. High point in your career: I was actively involved in Gooding & Company’s addition of their third collector car auction at Amelia Island in 2010. Today, some seven years after the inaugural sale, Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction is a world-renowned event that holds the single-day record of $60 million achieved at the 2016 auction. Why cars? My enthusiasm starts from many generations back, with one grandfather working as a Chrysler executive, and my other grandfather running an auto-repair shop in Los Angeles. This passion for cars trickled down to my father and me — the two Luke Chennell Occupation/Company: Assistant Professor of Automotive Restoration, McPherson College Age: 36 of us would venture out on spirited drives along the California coast in his Alfa Romeo Milano Verde. Then when I was in college, David Gooding brought me on as an intern. The most influential person in your career has been? Why? David Gooding, who hired me after I earned my bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. His belief in fostering young talent helped me work my way up to vice president. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: Audi A4 / Jeep Grand Cherokee / 1986 Porsche 959 “Paris-Dakar” Briefly describe what you do: I teach college students mechanical skills in the craft of authentic restoration. I cover the broad arc of automotive history, from the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen to the present day. I specialize in transmissions, rear axles, steering, suspension and brakes. I also teach materials science and manufacturing, including sand casting and pattern making. High point in your career: I taught Jean Jennings to drive my Model T. I’d admired her writing for years and was very pleased to talk with her about David E. Davis and have a little bit of car fun as well. Why cars? To me, cars are the story of humanity — and I love being able to carve out individual slices of the world through the lens of an object. In my courses, I relate cars to everything from the Algerian War of Independence to the strength of English draft horses in the 1770s. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: 1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 / 1920 Model T (tractor-seat bodied) / Jaguar XK 120 How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Meet young people where they are. Make cars fun — that’s the reason all of us are into it. Understand that experiencing a vintage car is more than just looking at it — it’s the total aural experience that draws us to these things. Also, just because a young person is into hot new Japanese rally cars, oftentimes if they are exposed to some other facet of the market (Model Ts, for example), they quickly learn to appreciate those things in the same way they did wherever they started. Harley Cluxton IV Occupation/Company: Sales, collection planning and restoration management at Grand Touring Cars Inc., and co-founder of Live Auction Results LLC. Age: 37 Briefly describe what you do: At Grand Touring Cars, we deal in significant competition and road cars. This year marks our 45th anniversary in the business. At Live Auction Results, we build tech-based solutions to support buyers and sellers in the auction marketplace. In August of 2015 we released our first product, Hammer Price, a mobile app that delivers collector car auction results in real time. High point in your career: Forming a company with longtime friend and creative genius, Hardy Drackett, to invent something that is transforming the landscape of the collector car market. Before Hammer Price, there was no appreciable way to know what was selling at an auction across town unless you had somebody in the room. We changed that. Now buyers and sellers can follow multiple auctions at once, in real time, from anywhere in the world. The most influential person in your career has been? My father trusted me with everything: October 2017 Emanuele Collo Occupation/Company: Managing Director/ Kidston SA Age: 31 GTOs, GT40s, Cobras, McLarens, F40s, motorcycles, tanks, rental cars, etc. He taught me to drive and then turned me loose to start learning. His enthusiasm, support and willingness to show me the business helped position me where I am today. First car/current car/car you’ll own someday: 1966 Shelby GT350 / 1996 Mercedes C36 AMG and 1995 Toyota Supra / F40 How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Accessibility and transparency. Share your cars, skills and experience and breed honesty. Briefly describe what you do: I handle sales and after-sales (insurances, import-export of cars, researching histories, etc.), follow client restoration projects, and supervise Kidston’s magazine and video shoots. High point in your career: First, managing a complete restoration of one of my favorite Miuras, taking it to Pebble Beach, and winning the class. Second, reuniting one of our best clients with a car that was owned by his father and that he had been searching for all his life. I found the car for him and he will keep it forever! Why cars? Two of my uncles raced classic cars, which was a significant influence on me. I also watched a lot of movies from the ’60s where cars played a major part. The most influential person in your career has been? My mentor is naturally Simon Kidston. Do I really need to say why? First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: 73 1986 Range Rover/ Porsche 911 Targa and MB 300 SEL 6.3/ Lamborghini Miura How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Show cars on the road, do not only talk about values and prices, and make videos featuring classic cars driven with gusto. UNDER


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40 40 Camille Davis Occupation/Company: Sales Director, Passport Transport Age: 40 (turned 40 in April, so I just eked my way into this thing) Briefly describe what you do: I facilitate the enclosed transport of cars when they need to be moved due to relocation, purchase/sale, auction, concours or otherwise. The most influential person in your career has been? My dad taught me how to make a decision, how to accept fault, and that when you owe someone an apology, offer it up and make things right. From him I learned that the buck stops with you, and when there’s a problem, you’re not done until you have a plan. If I get a phone call in the middle of the night from a driver broken down on his way to Pebble, there’s no going back to bed until we have a solution. Our customers have put trust in us to deliver their cars safely and on time. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? You have to break that down into two questions. First: How do we engage the next generation to have a love for classic cars and to prioritize owning them? That foundation is already laid. There are more car shows on TV now than ever. From Leno, to Carini, to Rawlings — there is something for every taste. And you don’t have to try very hard to find a televised auction. We have to capitalize on that exposure with a grassroots effort. If you have a classic car, get it out of the garage. If you’re at a gas station and a young person comes up and starts asking questions, take the time to talk to them about it. Second: How do we get the next generation involved in the industry? We need to bring young people into the trenches early so they have the benefit of time. There are some wonderful college automotive programs out there that are turning out great kids. Alexander Dragone Occupation/Company: Executive Vice President, Dragone Classic Motorcars Age: 26 Briefly describe what you do: I find important and significant antique, classic and vintage cars all over the world — from barns to private collections. Anywhere the cars are, I am there. High point in your career: My life and my career are pretty much the same thing. I’ve been around outstanding cars my entire life. My dad and uncle have had some of the greatest cars in the world, from the 1906 Locomobile “Old 16” to the 1957 Ferrari 250 TR factory team car chassis #0704 and many more. Why cars? Cars are who I am — I have loved cars since the moment I was born. The very first car I was ever in was a 1924 RollsRoyce Silver Ghost. When a car has been driven by a famous driver, won a famous race or has a known and interesting ownership history, it makes it incredibly intriguing to me. Also driving Brass cars, classic cars or sports cars gives you an experience that cannot be explained or experienced in any other hobby. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: My first car was a 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 2-door hard top that was mostly unrestored. My current car(s) are a 1948 MG TC (daily driver), 1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE FHC, 1911 Model T Ford Torpedo, 1936 Ford Roadster, 1915 Model T Ford, and a 1948 Delahaye 135 M Chapron convertible. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Get kids to be more hands-on at a younger age. Get them outside, get them to ride their bikes, and have them work on a Model T and experience what it’s like to work with their minds — but also with their hands. Gord Duff Occupation/Company: Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s Age: 36 Briefly describe what you do: I’m essentially responsible for vetting all cars being offered within our sales globally to make sure we accept only the best examples, and that they are priced right. I am in constant contact with 20-plus specialists to offer support and ensure a good product mix for every sale. I also travel regularly, visiting clients to build relationships and find great cars for our auctions in North America and Europe. High point in your career: One of the earliest and most significant was our Amelia Island auction in 2011. I consigned two Ferraris owned by Larry Nicklin. One was a 1953 Ferrari 340 Mexico, and the other was a 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale coupe. They were my first foray into consigning great, high-end Ferraris. When both sold over high estimate, I realized I could do it. Up until that time, I thought all important, big-league cars would be consigned by the partners of the company or my more senior counterparts. The most influential person in your career has been? The founder of RM, Rob Myers. He’s the one who pushed me out of transporting 74 David L. George III Occupation/Company: Automotive Restoration, D.L. George Historic Motorcars Age: 29 cars for our company into becoming a specialist. I became his right-hand man of sorts, and he took me on trips to visit clients, trusted me showing cars to his top clients, and taught me everything I didn’t know about cars. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? The enthusiasm for cars is all around us, but it may take different forms than in generations past. Cars & Coffee events are the new local car shows. In some respects, the hobby is bigger now than it’s ever been before. What we in the industry need to remember is what’s classified as a “classic” or “collector car” will continue to change and evolve. Briefly describe what you do: I coordinate our clients and our company’s restoration team to achieve exceptional results. My day-to-day tasks are hugely varied but are always geared toward the goals of client satisfaction and accomplishing a job well done. The high point in your career: Each time our clients are thrilled with our team’s work. This satisfaction could be expressed in the form of a reaction to a minor detail, to completion of a full restoration, for an award received or for a rally completed — there is no better feeling than knowing your work is appreciated and important. Why cars? I have been very fortunate to be immersed in the world of pre-war and early post-war sports and racing cars for my entire life. Through this world, I have met nearly all of the influential people in my life. Choosing to work in the restoration field — and to make cars a huge part of my life — has been one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. First car / current car/car you’ll own someday: My first car, which I have to this day, was an Amilcar CS with 3-seat coachwork. Recently, I have been completely fixated on my latest automotive acquisition, an H-Modified racer called the Ver Valen Special. It is a Devin-bodied, Crosleypowered car built in 1958. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? It will require individual participation. Exposure is a good place to start, and it needs to be followed up by fostering interests on a case-by-case basis. This means readily taking the time to engage interested young people and to provide opportunities for them. Sports Car Market Sports Car Market UNDER


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40 40 Jakob Greisen Occupation/Company: Vice President and Head of U.S. Motoring Department, Bonhams. Age: 37 Briefly describe what you do: We have six annual auctions in the U.S. My job along with our great team is to curate the best cars and motorcycles for these auctions, then sell them for worldrecord prices, and most importantly, deliver outstanding customer service along the way. High point in your career: We held a single-owner auction in my native Denmark in 2015 — the Frederiksen Auction. That was really a special auction for me personally. Why cars? I have always loved cars. My dad and I bought a 1959 MGA when I was 14 for me to restore — from there on it has been cars, cars, cars… The most influential person in your career has been? Why? Many people have helped me along the way, which I am very grateful for, but if can mention just one it would be my “American dad,” Neal Wichard. He has been my mentor and still is. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? I am confident the next generation will appreciate collector cars as much, or even more, than previous generations have. Today an old car is “cool” in most people’s eyes, and it’s very socially accepted to be into it. For example, look at fashion magazines and you’ll see models posing in front of old cars. I think the best those of us in the industry can do is to make it as visible and accessible as possible — so bring cars out to shows and rallies, and use social media and advertising to show these old gems off. Paul Hageman Occupation/Company: Partner at Hageman Antiques Age: 30 Briefly describe what you do: I’m a hobbyist and car collector first, but the most direct way of describing my profession is “car dealer.” I buy, sell and broker historic and collectible automobiles. But I like to think I’m not just about deals. I only trade cars I know and like, with people that I like and trust. The most influential person in your career has been? The most influential person in my career has been my father, Peter. My father is as passionate about cars as I am, and he taught me much of what I know at an early age. I also owe a great deal to “Dad #2” and “Dad #3;” Glenn Mounger and Evert Louwman. My involvement with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Louwman Museum were incredible experiences. And last, but by no means least, the depth of knowledge amongst David Gooding and his team is just incredible. My time as a specialist with Gooding & Company had a big influence on me and provided an unparalleled education — a graduate degree of sorts — in automobiles. How can we help build classic car enthusiasm within the next generation? The enthusiasm is there. That’s not the problem. One of the biggest difficulties is the barrier to entry. “Starter classics” just aren’t as affordable as they used to be, though younger collectors do have a knack for finding value in the market. And enthusiasts my age aren’t as afraid to stray from the norm. Oddly enough, Lancia might mean more to hobbyists in their 30s than those in their 50s. Think about that! As cars become more and more valuable, and as more people enter the hobby, we have to find ways to keep people involved at all levels. Pierre Hedary Occupation/Company: Pierre Hedary’s: Specializing in classic Mercedes Age: 32 Briefly describe what you do: I have a laser-beam focus on MercedesBenz platforms introduced before 1990. In addition to servicing these beautiful and well-made cars, I have several “halo” examples of the brand. I also enjoy helping other Mercedes enthusiasts sort their cars out, and I love writing about them too. High point in your career: I experience a high point every time an old Mercedes with four doors finds a loving and enthusiastic home. Why cars? I’m still trying to answer this question, but the Mercedes specifically have been a part of my life for so long that I can’t be myself without them. It’s really a question of “why Mercedes?” And I would respond, “Because that’s where I am my fullest authentic self.” First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: I bought a 1974 Mercedes 240D when I was 15 for $300. I still have it. I currently drive a 1983 Mercedes 300D, not just because it’s a durable car, but because I believe that every example of the 76 W123-series Mercedes made was unique. Finally, someday I would love to own a 1967 Mercedes 300SEb with a manual transmission. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Older, wealthier collectors need to put aside the pretensions of time and age so they can reconnect with young children to form their minds toward the preservation of all machines from the past. The idea of a classic car’s value needs to be viewed secondarily to its importance as an artifact that must be preserved for the future, so that the idea of a classic’s value is not tied to its likelihood of preservation. Alan Hoffman Jr. Occupation/Company: Marketing/ Driver at Carriage House Motor Cars Age: 23 Briefly describe what you do: I’m a driver and an assistant to the president, sales, and service departments. High point in your career: A few weeks after I got the job at CHMC, I got to drive a 300SL Gullwing up to accept an award at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. That was a pretty cool experience. Why cars? Everything about them fascinates me, from their designs to the way they function. The most influential person in your career has been? My boss, Michael Schudroff. He started off fixing cars in a rented parking space as a teenager and created an incred- ible career in the collector car world. I haven’t met anyone that knows more about cars than him, and he’s always so happy to teach. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: Dodge Intrepid / Honda Accord coupe / Pagani Zonda F Club Sport How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? The best way to build enthusiasm is to encourage owners to start driving their cars and bringing them to Cars & Coffee events like we have here in Greenwich. Events like that are packed full of young car spotters who are constantly sharing content with others online. Sports Car Market Sports Car Market UNDER


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40 40 Matthew James Ivanhoe Occupation/Company: Owner and President, The Cultivated Collector Age: 30 Briefly describe what you do: I own and operate The Cultivated Collector, where we deal in investment-grade European classic and exotic vehicles, as well as perform collection management and concours preparation services. We will also be operating a members’ club for automotive enthusiasts. High point in your career: Aside from opening my retail location? Brokering the sale of the ex-Phil Hill 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Series I Vignale Spyder, s/n 0260MM. The most influential person in your career has been? My parents. Neither are major car enthusiasts, but they taught me that a life lived without passion is hollow and a life without integrity is barren. They have guided and supported me in ways that I will likely never be able to fully understand or appreciate, but am eternally grateful for. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: First car: A 1988 BMW M6, which I purchased in 2004. I still own it, and will never sell it. Current go-to car is a 1960 Max Janisch Occupation/Company: Multi-Certified Master Appraiser / CEO Janisch Automotive Consulting Age: “Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway!” Briefly describe what you do: I appraise high-line, exotic and specialty cars for a number of different parties; everyone from individuals, insurance companies and financial institutions to museums and manufacturers. I also assist people in recovering diminished value and loss of use on their high-line/exotic/ specialty cars. Aston Martin DB4 Series II. Car I will own someday: Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 5th series supercharged GS Spider by Zagato. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? By being welcoming, inclusive and relatable. Too many people write off and lament the younger generations without ever attempting to engage or include them in the experience of classic cars. ... The younger generations appreciate unique and special experiences above all, and if you can relate and share that with them, you will have a pretty good shot at getting them to understand the things we are passionate about. High point in your career: In 2014, I became the appraiser for Ferrari North America / Financial Services and in 2015 for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. I was proud, in 2010, to become the youngest appraiser to obtain the “Master” certification through the International Automotive Appraisers Association. Why cars? When I was younger, my grandfather and my uncles took me to numerous car shows and air shows. I just fell in love with it all — the looks, sounds, the smell of race fuel, burning rubber, old cars and of course, the speed. Growing up, my family owned several race cars and various exot- ics. I still remember vividly the first rush of being thrown back in your seat — it just gave me a light, tingling feeling that I couldn’t get enough of. The car bug bit me and hasn’t let up! How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Take your kids to car shows and show them how to work on cars — even if it’s just regular maintenance. There’s just something about gaining hands-on experience that instills an enthusiasm and love for the craftsmanship. My 3-year-old son, Miller, loves cars more than I do — to the disappointment of his mom, his first word was “car.” Megan Jones Occupation/Company: Vice President of Marketing, Barrett-Jackson Age: 32 Briefly describe what you do: Apart from the traditional responsibilities of a vice president of marketing, I manage the mayhem and magic associated with the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions. I manage an incredible marketing team that works behind the scenes on anything and everything marketing- and brand-related. I also coordinate on-site logistics and communications with our various venues around the country, Barrett-Jackson sponsors, VIP guests and celebrities, and work closely with BarrettJackson’s television partners, Discovery and Velocity. High point in your career: Assisting in the planning and execution of the groundbreaking ceremony for DAYTONA Rising — the $400 million reimagining of the iconic Daytona International Speedway — and planning a video shoot on the streets of downtown Reno, NV, of the delivery of the BarrettJackson Cup by stunt driver Rhys Millen. The most influential person in your career has been? I have been fortunate to work alongside several women in this industry whom I October 2017 Jonathan Klinger Occupation/Company: Vice President of Public Relations at Hagerty Classic Car Insurance Age: 35 greatly admire. The first is Lesa France Kennedy, CEO, International Speedway Corporation. I admire her for her resilience and strong business sense. Her leadership has inspired me to continue my career in the automotive industry. I am grateful to have worked with Julie Giese, Managing Director of Business Operations for Design & Development at International Speedway Corporation. Everything I was able to learn from her has helped me in my current position. I have also been fortunate to work alongside Carolyn Jackson, Vice President of Brand Strategy at Barrett-Jackson. Her encouragement has given me confidence to trust my instincts and to “think big.” Briefly describe what you do: I am in charge of positioning Hagerty as unbiased automotive experts and building out the company’s automotive knowledge base through the employees. I also work closely with my colleagues who build our youth programs that get young people introduced to collector vehicles. High point in your career: For one full year I drove a stock 1930 Ford Model A as my primary source of transportation. This was my original idea that later became a platform for Hagerty to demonstrate that old cars can be driven, they are reliable and you don’t have to have six figures of disposable income to get into the hobby. I put 17,000 miles on it that year and had it in six different states. It is important to point out that I live in Northern Michigan and drove it that entire winter with no issues whatsoever. The most influential person in your career has been? There have been many. I first knew of McKeel Hagerty after listening to him speak during my freshman year in college. I remember thinking, “I hope I can present as well as he does someday.” Throughout my 10 years working for his company, he has challenged me in many ways and believes in me. He is also a true visionary who has the ability to look many years into the future and challenge the way you look at something. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Simple — give them the keys. Don’t be afraid to let a young and inexperienced person drive your car. If they show an ounce of interest, you owe it to yourself and them to give them the chance to DRIVE your car. They will remember that moment for the rest of their life and you just might ignite a spark of interest. 77 UNDER


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40 40 John Kruse Emily Lambert Occupation/Company: Managing Director, The Cobra Experience Age: 38 “Daddy, can we go for a spin in the Tiger?” Occupation/Company: Principal, Auctioneer and Appraiser at Worldwide Auctioneers Age: 36 Briefly describe what you do: As an owner/auctioneer, I am a serviceoriented solutions provider to the serious vintage motorcar collector. High point in your career: I believe it is yet to come Why cars? Of all the businesses I own, Worldwide Auctioneers and cars allow me to pursue my passion and effectively build relationships and have a positive impact on the lives of people from so many different walks of life. The most influential person in your career has been? My father. His integrity, wise counsel, ability to listen, caring about all people and training me to follow in these things has clearly had the most influence in my career and life. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: First car: I had the opportunity to buy my great-grandfather’s ’65 Dodge Dart when I was 15 — and did! Current car: My 3-year-old daughter recently asked, “Daddy, can we go for a spin in the Tiger?” We have the most fun in my preservation-class ’66 Sunbeam Tiger! Car I’ll own someday: 1935 Auburn 851SC Boattail Speedster. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Get students behind the wheel. We have the ’52 Chevy used in the basketball movie “Hoosiers” — we’ve taught dozens of students how to drive a manual transmission in this car. Absolutely a blast! Briefly describe what you do: Manage all details at the museum, which includes promotion, marketing, the monthly newsletter, planning museum events, working with others to plan outside events, coordinating our Knock-Off Crew (our volunteers), and, of course, taking cars to various events. High point in your career: I planned and executed the 17th Annual Shelby American Employees’ Reunion in November of 2015. We invited all the employees who worked for Shelby American in the ’60s and a guest to enjoy the museum, the restoration shop and to reminisce with each other. We had 70 of the original crew at the event and had a whirlwind weekend. Many had not seen each other for a long time. The most influential person in your career has been? I was exposed to my first Cobra as an infant — pictures exist! As an adult, I recognize what an influence these cars have had upon my life, and I owe that to my dad. He bought his first Cobra in 1975, in pieces, and he and my grand- father restored it together. Restorations, test drives, pipe burns (twice!), car shows, and car tours along with wind in my face all helped create a deep respect and love for the cars and my dad. How can we help build classic car enthusiasm within the next generation? The main goal of The Cobra Experience is to educate and engage the next generation and continue the legacy. If we don’t, no one will be around to share the stories. I challenge anyone who owns a classic car: Every time you have the opportunity to take a kid for a ride, DO IT! Get them hooked! 78 Sports Car Market UNDER


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40 40 Phillip Metcalf Occupation/Company: Collectible Car Specialist, Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars Age: 25 Briefly describe what you do: My day-to-day activities surround chasing, buying and selling cars for our clients and our inventory. One moment I may be looking up notes in a reference book, and the next might have me flying away to do a deal. High point in your career: From a career aspect, I’ve helped to find homes for a number of interesting cars. To date, my highlight sale was the 1936 Lancia Astura “Tipo Bocca” that received Best of Show at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours. Why cars? My passion for cars is certainly a result of my lifestyle growing up. Two years before I was born, my father opened a pre-war English sports car shop in Mansfield, OH. As a result, I grew up attending car events around the world and helping out in the shop. By the time I was in high school, I had become a full-blown gearhead. In college I did my best to outrun the addiction by studying an all-involving and unrelated major, but by the end of that first year I had entered the business program. It was Greg P. Porter Occupation/Company: Consultant Motorcar Specialist, Bonhams Age: 35 clear my calling was in the classic-car industry. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Young people don’t know why they should be interested in cars because they’ve had very few opportunities to learn and often don’t know what questions to ask. Building enthusiasm is easy. The next time you see a young person at a car show, grab them, introduce yourself and tell them a little about your car. Help them make the connection to why the car is still here after all of these years and let them ask questions. Be genuinely interested and approachable. You’ll be surprised at their curiosity and your impact. Briefly describe what you do: I am a Consultant Motorcar Specialist for Bonhams. I am one of the guys who finds cars for our sales. Then, at our sales, I help clients find the cars that they will love. Every interesting car has a story. Delving into and documenting these stories is one of my passions. High point in your career: The high point so far was consigning and selling a fantastic 4¼ Derby Bentley with original coachwork by Vanden Plas. The car was sold at our Quail sale last year. Why cars? I was raised in the car hobby. Cars have always come naturally to me. While in college in the U.K., I studied fine art, history and experiential education. In addition, I have a degree in automotive technology. Being a specialist in historic motorcars uses all three of these backgrounds. The most influential person in your career has been? Definitely my dad. He is the main reason I was interested in cars in the first place. I will always remember the first time we went to England, and Dad took me to the Kensington Mews to visit all the old-car dealers. As a kid, and through my dad, I got to know myriad car people including Tim Houlding, Augie Pabst, Tom Kovacs, Ed Swearingen and Dr. Fred Simeone. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? If you are ever at a car event and see a new younger face, make sure they feel welcome, and if possible, give them a ride. In addition, try and enthrall young people with the fantastic stories that surround cars, from the Mille Miglia to moonshine running, and from Tazio Nuvolari to Junior Johnson. Bradley Price Occupation/Company: Founder/ President of Autodromo Age: 36 Briefly describe what you do: I am trained as an industrial designer, and started the brand Autodromo in 2011 after about 10 years working in the design field. My goal is to make beautiful, high-quality yet affordable automotiveinspired watches and accessories. I do all the design and marketing of the watches from start to finish. High point in your career: Running Autodromo is certainly my dream job, so I would say right now is the high point of my career. I just signed a deal to create the official owner’s watches for the new Ford GT, which for me is the most exciting and challenging project I have ever worked on. The most influential person in your career has been? I had a wonderful professor at University of Michigan named Shaun Jackson, who is sadly no longer with us. He instilled in me the possibility that a designer can be an entrepreneur and can build his work on the foundation of his hobbies and passions to create beautiful results as well as a successful career. His courses were holistic in nature, so October 2017 it wasn’t just about designing something but also about how it would be manufactured, packaged, marketed and sold. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? When I was a small kid, I rode on the transmission tunnel of my father’s Austin Healey. I think today he’d go to jail for that. Safety is always a good thing, but those early memories of the sound, the smell and the feeling of being in a vintage car are powerful. Maybe if there was a way to give kids rides in vintage cars under controlled circumstances, it could help to create those kinds of memories in the younger generation. Darin Roberge Occupation/Company: Director of Marketing and Media, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions Age: 39 Briefly describe what you do: I oversee all marketing and media elements for Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions. This includes constructing and managing all marketing and advertising campaigns, press and media relations, website, social media, on-the-ground spokesperson duties, street team operations and more. High point in your career: I am extremely proud of the campaign my team and I ran promoting our Scottsdale 2017 auction and its move to our all-new home at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The end results spoke loudly to its effectiveness. It was our biggest event ever. The most influential person in your career has been? Having an office just a few doors down from Russo and Steele CEO Drew Alcazar has been one of the most progressively educational experiences of my professional life. Not only is Drew one of the most knowledgeable, sophisticated car guys in the world, but he is also one of the most creative, non-traditional managers I’ve ever worked for. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? The key to extending collector car enthusiasm into the future breaks down to two key factors: accessibility and acceptance. The gateway to getting kids excited about anything will always be hands-on experience. It is the responsibility of every car guy to share his passions with those who are younger. This means putting kids in a one-on-one situation with the cars that you own and love. It’s equally important to understand the virtue of listening. 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40 40 Jose Cruz Romero Occupation/Company: Sales Manager at DriverSource Fine Motorcars Age: 33 Briefly describe what you do: My primary duty is to source and buy quality inventory from across the United States and Europe. Additionally, I manage the process of prep and marketing for each car. High point in your career: Being involved in the sale of a McLaren F1 at auction and a private sale of a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder are two points that stand out. The most influential person in your career has been? Two great friends and mentors in my career: Jeff Moore and Peter Kumar. To start, they are great, genuine people who lead by example; they have always believed in me and have driven me to achieve a lot. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: My first collector car was a 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint coupe. Some of the cars in my personal collection today include a 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo, a 1986 Alpina C1 2.5, and a 1973 Porsche 911T. Someday I will own a BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile. How can we help build classic-car en- Gabrielle Alexandria Sanson Occupation/Company: Marketing Director, McCollister’s Transportation Age: 31 Briefly describe what you do: I am responsible for all our internal and external communications, along with advertising. I manage our website, company branding and apparel, logos, giveaways, and our digital media and social-media platforms. thusiasm within the next generation? I recently opened an Instagram account (@mr_classic_cars) and have been amazed at how effective it is in reaching our customers and car people in general. I also believe that car events, drives and tours are a way for car people to experience the cars and socialize with other enthusiasts. To me, concours events are boring. We recently had a Porsche-themed event in Houston, TX, called the “Tejas Treffen” which involved art, live music, food trucks, a morning drive and a lot more. It was a lot of fun. I can see these types of events really taking off in the future — it’s already started. High point in your career: I just celebrated 10 years at the organization on May 24. It’s my first and only job after college graduation. The most influential person in your career has been? Mary Reinman was my boss at my job in college. She taught me a lot about perspective and what it looks like to be a great leader. She made every day a great day and provided an excellent work environment. I value her opinion and admire her work ethic. She instilled passion and reminded us to always have a heart to serve others (our customers). I hope to someday be able to influence others as she has influenced me. First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: My first car was an English Green Range Rover. I am now driving a Maserati Ghibli and am in the process of restoring a 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II that I purchased in Pebble Beach at the Mecum auction. My dream car is a new RollsRoyce Wraith or Ghost. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Car auctions and events are naturally filled with an older demographic. To reach kids who didn’t grow up in the hobby, we need to get creative, hold events catered to a younger crowd, have meet-up groups and make this market of cars more attractive to those 40 and younger. Bryan W. Shook Esquire Occupation/Company: Attorney, Vintage Car Law / Shook Legal Ltd. Age: 36 Briefly describe what you do: Over the past decade, I have been redefining automotive law, taking the focus away from personal-injury lawsuits and placing it on classic-car transactions, auctions, title problems, fraud, vehicle recovery (replevin), rebodied vehicles, VIN issues, restoration disputes and automotive identity issues. Why cars? I’ve worked on cars my entire life and I’m obsessed with automotive history. Some of my earliest memories involve teetering around at the age of 3 at car shows and swapmeets with my father. I have an instinctive mechanical ability and unquenchable thirst for automotive information and history. When I became a lawyer I decided to couple my legal knowledge with the automotive skills and thus Vintage Car Law was created. The most influential person in your career has been? I would say that either Kevin Mackay (Corvette Repair Inc.) or Lance Miller (Carlisle Events) has been the most influential. From Kevin I learned a nevergive-up attitude and that there is only 80 one way to do things … PERFECT and HUGE! From Lance I learned that you never get anything you do not ask for, so ask for it and you never know! First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: My first car was a 1972 Chevrolet El Camino. I restored it with my father and still enjoy driving it. I currently have many cars including a 1967 Camaro convertible that I just finished frame-off restoring. Currently my favorite car is not a car at all, but rather a 1931 Buffalo fire engine. This truck served the small town where my family is from. My greatgrandfather operated it when new and my grandfather drove it extensively. Jesse Stolp Occupation/Company: Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Swisstrax Corporation Age: 36 Briefly describe what you do: I lead a small, young and dynamic team of sales and marketing individuals for Swisstrax Corporation. It is my responsibility to take care of our prospective customers/existing customers from start to finish, making sure they are educated on the Swisstrax brand and are a part of the Swisstrax family for years to come. Why cars? My father owned and operated a car dealership in Watertown, SD, for 35 years, so I was bitten by the car bug at an early age. I loved everything about them! The most influential person in your career has been? My father taught me so much at a young age in regards to taking care of a customer and building a relationship with the people who allow you to pay your bills. He showed me how to build trust with your customer base and how to go above and beyond their expectations. Most importantly, he taught me to be yourself and to never act like someone you are not. Amazing how just being real and transparent goes a long way in the career of sales. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Promote and educate. Never let the classic cars disappear from our memory. The generation that grew up with those cars is getting older, and my fear is the greatest generation of automobiles will leave with them. I love what car manufactures are doing with the looks of classic muscle cars because we get a glimpse of them daily on the road. 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40 40 David Swig Occupation/Company: Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s Age: 32 Briefly describe what you do: Consign and sell cars for RM Sotheby’s auctions around the world. High point in your career: Selling the Riverside International Automotive Museum Collection in Monterey 2016 on the same day as winning the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in my favorite car, the 1958 Scarab Mk 1. Why cars? Because otherwise I’d have to get a real job! The most influential person in your career has been? My dad, Martin Swig. He introduced me to the world of cars and opened my eyes to the life I could lead and the unique experiences I could have with them. He was in the retail car business, but it was so much more than that. He had a true passion for people and for automobiles. I seized upon it from a young age and was propelled full-speed into the world of cars. Thanks, Dad! First car / current car / car you’ll own someday: 1987 Alfa Romeo Milano / There are a number of them, but the vintage car that gets the most exercise is probably the 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750. I vintagerace my 1957 Monsterati Special / Group 4 Lancia Stratos. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? It already exists. What we need to realize is that cars — and car collecting — are to a large extent generational. Kids aren’t going to suddenly discover Packards and Cords. Information is shared via social media — platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook — and classic-car event promoters would be well served to get with the times and promote to new audiences. Howard Swig Occupation/Company: Bring a Trailer Age: 29 Briefly describe what you do: I manage BaT (Bring a Trailer) Auctions, which has become the best platform to buy and sell collectible and specialinterest cars online. High point in your career: Haven’t had it yet! Why cars? The car world is a big place — on both the enthusiast/hobby side as well as the commercial side. It is fun to be a part of it all. The most influential person in your career has been? My dad. Car you’ll own someday: One day I would like to own an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and a Maserati 450S. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? It is already happening — just look at the audience and enthusiasm on something like Bring a Trailer, or the growing Cars & Coffee movement. Howard Swig pilots a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Zagato at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Jeff Walker Occupation/Company: Senior Collector Vehicle Specialist, Chubb NA Age: 37 Briefly describe what you do: I’m a licensed insurance professional who manages the marketing and distribution of Chubb’s Collector Vehicle Insurance product. Provide consultation to Chubb’s valuable car-collecting clients on topics ranging from routine policy administration to detailed risk management, international exposure solutions, and collection management. High point in your career: Seeing vintage Ferraris flat-out on the front straight at Laguna Seca or finding myself deep in the wilderness of Northern California on the California Mille are perennial favorites. Why cars? I will never forget the morning I walked into my parents’ kitchen to find my mother and father talking about buying a 1967 Camaro. What I didn’t realize at the time was that my father had been a successful local drag racer in the ’70s and that he wasn’t just “Dad,” but a die-hard wrenchwielding Chevrolet fan who had temporarily given up his passion to start his family. My father completely disassembled that car in our two-bay garage while I held the October 2017 Dean Wilson Occupation/Company: Vice President, Intercity Lines Inc. Age: 24 droplight and absorbed everything I possibly could. We went on to spend the next 10 years or so restoring many other Camaros and Corvettes, which were then shown at various events around the Northeast. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Enthusiasts and even non-enthusiasts love the vehicles that surrounded them in their glory years. Maybe it was a car they used to own in high school and would like to own again, or maybe it was a car a parent owned. That nostalgia is powerful and is the fuel that runs the hobby. We must embrace each new generation’s passion while making sure we keep the old cars appealing and accessible. Briefly describe what you do: Intercity Lines specializes in the enclosed transportation of automobiles with high fiscal or sentimental value. I work directly under our president and my father, David Wilson. I handle all of our marketing, manage one of our biggest accounts, general sales, recruiting of drivers and office personnel, and help develop the overall strategy of the business. More importantly, I work with our team to ensure that every car is treated the same and makes it to its destination in the same condition it was picked up. Why cars? Growing up with parents who were entrusted with priceless cars by the likes of Don Williams, Richie Clyne, Wayne Carini and Jay Leno, I quickly became aware of the historical and sentimental meaning behind certain cars and began to appreciate them from a young age. My father is also a big car enthusiast and had me involved in cars from an early age. Whether it was sitting on his lap driving them up the driveway after I got off the school bus, working on his ’32 hot rod, or him coaching me in my go-cart around our field, cars have always been a center point of my family’s life and mine. How can we help build classic-car enthusiasm within the next generation? Classic-car enthusiasm within younger generations will naturally focus on the more recent classics from the ’70s to the ’90s. I believe the biggest struggle the classic-car industry is going to face is with cars built prior to that. By adjusting how you reach the younger generations through content that is visually appealing, interactive and can be read/watched in a very short period of time, you’ll garner their attention and spark their interest. Once that spark is ignited, they can go about doing their own research and exploration. ♦ 81 UNDER


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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market 1959 W.R.E.-Maserati; Tim Scott ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 84 Sports Car Market


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FERRARI: 1990 Ferrari F40, p. 86 ENGLISH: 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer, p. 88 ETCETERINI: 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special Coupe, p. 90 GERMAN: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, p. 92 AMERICAN: 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible, p. 94 RACE: 1959 W.R.E.-Maserati, p. 96 NEXT GEN: 1988 BMW M6 Coupe, p. 98 October 2017 85


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Ferrari Profile 1990 Ferrari F40 There are many faster cars on the market today, but none of them offer the F40’s raw experience by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1988–91 Number produced: 1,311 Original list price: $399,100 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,238,200 Tune–up cost: $4,000 Chassis # location: Stamped on the frame in front compartment under washer bottle Engine # location: On top of the engine by the water pump Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1986–88 Porsche 959, 2004–09 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, 1992–95 Bugatti EB110 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe Lot 161, s/n ZFFGJ34B000085749 Condition 3 Chassis number: ZFFGJ34B000084539 “The take-up into the next gear is flawless and with the turbos cranking hard the blast of acceleration just goes on again; you seem to be in a blur of time, conquering distance, gearshifts and noise.” “It has the tonal quality of an F1 engine, if not the sheer ferocity.” “On a smooth road it is a scintillatingly fast car that is docile and charming in its nature, demanding but not difficult to drive, blessed with massive grip, and superb balance and manners. You can use its performance — the closest any production carmaker has yet come to race-car levels — and revel in it. ... there’s little doubt it is the very personification of the term ‘sports car.’” — Autocar magazine, May 1988 T 86 his exceptional European-spec F40 was completed in March of 1990. It left the factory void of catalytic converters, fitted with sport seats, adjustable suspension, six-point harnesses, and roll-up glass windows. The F40 was sold new in Japan. It would remain in Japan until being purchased by the consignor in May of 2015. The car received a $9,000 service at Formula Automobile (Ferrari of Denmark) in 2015 and a fresh major service at Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, CT, in May 2017. A Ferrari Redbook application has also been submitted for Ferrari Classiche certification. Sold at $1,191,254 RM Sotheby’s, Villa Erba, ITA, 5/26/17 SCM# 6839191 Offered with books, leather pouch, Redbook ap- plication, and $30,000 in receipts, which include the extremely recent major service, this superb F40 stands out as one of the absolute best examples to use and enjoy just as Enzo Ferrari intended. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 164, sold for $880,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Greenwich Concours d’Elegance auction in Greenwich, CT, on June 4, 2017. March 12, 1947, is an important date in Ferrari lore. That is the date that Enzo Ferrari drove his first self-built automobile out the company’s door for a lap around his Maranello neighborhood. This year is the 70th anniversary of that first drive, and Ferrari’s marketing department is taking full advantage of the occasion. Ferrari is offering two groups of special-edition models to celebrate the event. One of those groups, The 70 Style Icons, features 70 examples of current Ferrari models decorated in liveries celebrating famous Ferraris race cars and specials. The LaFerrari Aperta is the halo car for the celebration. The Aperta is the spiritual F70, the third Ferrari super- car built to commemorate an anniversary. The second was the F50 and the original was the F40. 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe Lot 29, s/n ZFFMN34A0L0087041 Condition 1 Sold at $1,485,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/17 SCM# 6827715 Sports Car Market 1989 Ferrari F40 coupe Lot 165, s/n ZFFGJ34B000080747 Condition 2+ Not sold at $906,525 RM Sotheby’s, Rétromobile, Paris, FRA, 2/7/17 SCM# 6817234 Courtesy of Bonhams


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A world-class car The F40 was introduced with much fanfare in 1987 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Ferrari. The F40 was based on the GTO Evoluzione, a hard-core competition variation of Ferrari’s first modern supercar — the 288 GTO. A large wing built into the rear deck announced the F40’s race-car origins. The seats were racing-style carbon-fiber shells upholstered with fire- retardant red cloth. The wheels were huge, the tires were massive, and a large Lexan window exposed the engine to the world. The F40 looked like a race car and nearly was one. The car featured a composite tub with a tubular subframe and compos- ite bodywork. Power came from a 478-hp, 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine. The light- weight structure combined with gobs of power made the F40 a worldclass performer, but big numbers were only part of the story. The interior was spartan, with felt-covered dash, no radio, no carpets, and no soundproofing. Doors are opened with a pull cable rather than a lever mechanism. Stones flung off the tires make an audible crack when Anyone seeing the sale price without reading about the car might assume F40 prices are in trouble. That wasn’t the case here. The price was correct for the car. they hit the composite floor. The F40 can easily be put into motion by releasing the clutch without touching the throttle. It is so ferocious that under hard acceleration, wheel spin is possible in third gear. There are many faster cars on the market today, but none provides such a raw experience. Up, down and up again Buying an F40 is not for the faint of heart. Just when you think you know the market, it changes. The first U.S. F40s came in at a $389,000 list price. Speculators bid the market price up to over $1,000,000. Unfortunately, the collector car market crashed about the same time. Within a year, million-dollar cars were selling at half price. The dip continued. By 2000, F40 prices were as low as $225,000. The next few years saw prices go up and down. Some cars hit $500,000 in 2010 before jumping to over $1 million in 2013. Today U.S. prices yo-yo between $1,100,000 and $1,500,000, depending on the condition of the car. More use, lower prices in Europe European F40 prices trail U.S. cars. Europeans tend to drive their cars more than Americans. Higher mileage equals lower prices. Seat Time The F40 was one of my childhood superheroes, and it does not disappoint. I bought my 1990 Ferrari F40 about a year and a half ago, and have driven it about 1,000 miles. On the street, I’m surprised at how soft but poised the ride is. On track at Circuit of the Americas, it’s easy to read what the car wants to do at all times, but with the stock brakes, it takes a heavy foot to slow it down. It also requires a healthy dose of respect to properly manipulate the throttle. Part of the F40’s charm is that it has a lot of the latest racing technology of the time, but also lacks electronic everything — delivering a very pure, unfiltered, analog driving experience that will never be duplicated or outdone. — Jeff Mosing October 2017 European cars also had options that turned out to be less desirable over time, such as lightweight sliding Lexan side windows that barely open enough to pay a toll, and adjustable suspensions that become problematic with age. Our subject F40 was a Japanese-market model. It is a pure European model built without catalytic converters, and it is fitted with racing seats and a six-point harness. Originally delivered with adjustable suspension, it has since been converted to a conventional suspension. It was offered as complete with owner’s books and tire-inflator bottle. The mileage was a little over 35,000 kilometers — about 21,747 miles. Until recently, it was nearly impossible to bring a non-U.S.-market F40 into the U.S. The exhaust, fuel tanks and tub structure were so dramatically different between U.S. and non-U.S. market cars that EPA/DOT conversion was impractical. They now qualify for importation under an exemption for 25-year-old cars, so a few are trickling in. Why not a million bucks? Million-dollar-car buyers generally are not on a budget. They pay up for quality and heavily discount anything less. This car was an unknown quantity, as it may be the first Euro import to hit a U.S. auction. It was not a concours queen or a collector-quality specimen. It was a driver-quality car with the mileage a little fat by U.S. standards. This F40 appears to have traveled from Japan to Holland to the U.S. in search of added value. The car’s legality status was possibly unsettling to some buyers. This car got clobbered with a price that was less than it should have brought in Japan or Europe. The seller must have decided to throw in the towel rather than spend more money moving the car to a better market. Anyone seeing the sale price without reading about the car might as- sume that F40 prices are in trouble. That wasn’t the case here. A U.S. auction was not the ideal venue for the car; as a result, the buyer got a terrific deal. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $2,400,000 $800,000 $1,200,000 $1,600,000 $2,000,000 $400,000 $0 1990 Ferrari F40 Coupe $1,500,000 $1,417,750 $1,622,500 $1,534,500 This sale: $880,000 $781,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 87


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English Profile 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer I’m happy to see many younger collectors gravitate toward vintage Bentleys. There are few pre-war cars that offer so much for the price by Paul Hageman Details Years produced: 1922–29 Number produced: 1,613 Original list price: £895 ($4,895) plus coachwork Current SCM Median Valuation: $443,900 Tune-up cost: $800–$1,500 Chassis # location: Atop front left corner of forward cross member and in front left hand chassis knuckle Engine # location: Atop left side rearward engine mount/starter motor mount Club: Bentley Drivers Club Web: www.bdcl.org Alternatives: 1925–27 Vauxhall 30-98, 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport, 1926–27 Bugatti Type 38 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 777 Engine number: 787 • 2,996-cc, SOHC 4-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder • Two SU “Sloper” carburetors • 70 bhp at 3,500 rpm • 4-speed close-ratio gearbox number) and it is turned out with delightfully sporting coachwork. Bentley 3-liter cars are wonderful drivers, with light- O ness and nimbleness not found in their bigger brothers. Today, Vintage Bentley (pre-1932) rallying is more popular than ever, with numerous excellent tours on both sides of the United States as well as internationally. This Bentley is a surprisingly low entry point into one of the best thoroughbred sports cars ever built. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 158, sold for $272,250, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Greenwich, CT, sale on June 4, 2017. One would be hard pressed to find a less-expensive 3 Litre Bentley, and for roughly $275,000, a less-expensive entry to countless international events. But for a long time now, a vintage Bentley (1919–31) has been an undervalued option when compared to its Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo contemporaries. While some highly desirable examples of the marque 88 ffered here is a very handsome, well-presented and highly usable Bentley. The car is a proper matching-number example (with a most distinctive chassis have garnered seven figures for well over a decade, the majority of vintage Bentleys have remained relatively attainable — the subject vehicle being an obvious example. The buyer got a great deal — a lot of car for the money. As the son of a vintage-Bentley expert, I’m fairly knowledgeable on the subject myself, and since the auction I’ve had a lot of inquiries as to the result. Why such a deal? People seem to agree that the car was well bought. And given the condition, overall appearance and numbers-matching chassis, the buyer got a lovely little Bentley at entry-level pricing. But why was it so well bought? There are just a few simple reasons why this car may be the new bottom marker in the market. For starters, the car is a Standard (Blue Label) chas- sis, and not a Speed Model (Red Label). The Speed Model boasted a nine-foot, nine-inch chassis, dual carburetion, and many less-obvious mechanical attributes that made it the superior sporting car over the Standard chassis. The Standard, by contrast, was a 10-foot, 10-inch chassis. The engine was equipped with a single updraft carburetor, in keeping with the model’s lesser tune. By nature, the Standard chassis were commonly fitted with formal coachwork, and the Speed Model was often delivered in sports tourer form. For decades, the Standard 3 Litre has been the more 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer Vanden Plas Lot 160, s/n 1009 Condition 3 Sold at $462,000 Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/15 SCM# 257479 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Tourer Lot 41, s/n 893 Condition 3Sold at $307,939 H&H, Duxford, U.K., 3/28/17 SCM# 6832539 1923 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer Lot 111, s/n 340 Condition 3 Sold at $242,095 H&H, Duxford, U.K., 10/7/14 SCM# 256361 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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inexpensive of vintage Bentley variants. Very plainly, the Speed Model is the more rare variant, and it is much more desirable. A Speed Model can command as much as double the price of a Standard of equal quality. Furthermore, our subject Bentley’s non-original coachwork — and frankly, the style of the coachwork — makes for diminished collectability and desirability. While the numbers-matching box can be ticked with this particular car, original body cannot. Original engine vs. original body Some may disagree, but I value (monetarily and otherwise) an origi- nal body far more than an original engine. While I firmly believe that, in this case, having the original engine is important, it is still simply a mechanical component. By contrast, the coachwork is the car. The coachwork best defines to a greater degree how rare, attractive and original a car can be. When it comes to vintage Bentleys, however, replacement coachwork and non-matching engines are all too common, and in some cases, all major components are non-original — or non-matching. This situation is so common that it is a challenge to understand an individual car’s place in the market. They don’t all look alike Perhaps the most common misconception with vintage Bentleys is that they all looked like the Vanden Plas Le Mans team cars when new. Today, the most commonly seen vintage Bentley is a “VdP Le Mans When you’re behind the wheel, there is no real difference between an entirely original car and a rebodied collection of parts. That’s the appeal of the Bentley. It doesn’t matter how good it is, or how much you paid — it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Replica” (a car rebodied to look like the factory race cars of the period), so the confusion is understandable. People are forgiving of non-original coachwork on Bentleys. While this is sad, it’s commonplace. Each of us values an engine change or a rebody differently; our tolerances are different. And, often, what we’re looking for in a car is just different. To many, a rebodied Bentley is precisely what they are looking for. And so long as you’re not ripping the original coachwork off of a car to make one, there is nothing wrong with wanting a Le Mans replica. However, it’s important to remember that not all rebodied cars are created equal. Not a Vanden Plas car The coachwork on our subject car was done in the style of Jarvis. While Jarvis bodied a number of vintage Bentleys in period, the company’s name recognition pales in comparison to that of Vanden Plas, which is the most recognizable and preferred coachbuilder of sporting Vintage Bentleys. I don’t intend to say the Jarvis style body on this particular example is unattractive. I mean to say it is less desirable to the broader market. Frankly, I thought it was refreshing to see something a bit different. The majority of individuals looking to buy a Bentley, particularly one that has been rebodied, however, are inclined to buy a Vanden Plas car. In the context of this 3 Litre, I think it would have garnered more attention had it been rebodied in Vanden Plas fashion. Bentley confusion For many first-time Bentley buyers, the abundance of non-original examples is confusing. For example, cars exist today that carry the original body off of October 2017 another Bentley. There are cars with engines swaps, while others motor on with re- placement engines built from remanufactured parts. Steering boxes, front axles, rear axles, gearboxes, bodies, frames and engines all carry their own number stamping (some in multiple places). When these components get swapped around, it’s hard to sort out what is what. The point is, we can’t understand the Bentley market as a collection of data points when each individual result is hard to characterize so simply. So while the subject vehicle has been rebodied, it does appear to be very genuine from a chassis-component standpoint. It’s important to note that’s a big value add. A ticket to enter Caveats aside, this 3 Litre still offers the buyer entry to many premier international events, with the exception, perhaps, of some very highlevel concours. To look at this result in broader terms, for $275,000 one would be challenged to find a less-expensive entry ticket to prestige tours or shows. As the Bonhams catalog notes, vintage Bentleys have gained popu- larity in recent years. Bluntly, when you’re behind the wheel, there is no real difference between an entirely original car and a rebodied collection of parts. That’s the appeal of the Bentley. It doesn’t matter how good it is, or how much you paid — it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. People value what a car affords them in the way of experiences. And I’m happy to see many younger collectors gravitate toward vintage Bentleys. There are few pre-war cars that offer so much for the price. This Bentley was well bought. For relatively little money in today’s market, the buyer got an incredibly usable, enjoyable and wellregarded automobile. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $500,000 $400,000 $200,000 $300,000 $100,000 $0 $462,000 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer This sale: $272,250 $254,500 $231,000 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 N/A 2016 89


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special Coupe If a car is unused during ownership, real and psychic losses may be ahead by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1955–59 Number produced: 54 Original list price: $8,000 SCM Current Median Valuation: $148,500 Tune-up cost: $600 Chassis # location: Plate on firewall Engine # location: Plate on left side firewall Club: Club Talbot France Web: clubtalbot.fr Alternatives: 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS, 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II FHC, 1956 Jaguar XK 140 FHC SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 140031 T albot-Lago introduced a sensational new 2.5-liter model at the 1955 Paris Salon — the T14 LS — an altogether superior sports car with a 4-cylinder, twin-camshaft, overhead-valve engine. In stan- dard tune, the engine developed 120 bhp, which was transmitted via an all-synchromesh ZF gearbox. The chassis frame was fabricated from large-diameter tubes and featured independent front suspension. The styling borrowed much from the Record Grand Sport, the sleek 2+2 coachwork being a wonderful example of Gallic elegance. The Talbot-Lago T14 LS was exclusive and ex- pensive; only 54 examples were built, of which a very small number (believed seven or eight) were to Special specification. The Special featured aluminum doors, bonnet and boot lid, Borrani wheels and high-lift camshafts, giving enhanced performance. This unique example was a factory demonstrator for distributors, one of whom was the ace Grand Prix driver Louis Rosier, who had won the 1950 Le Mans 24-Hour Race at the wheel of a TalbotLago T26 Grand Sport co-driven by his son, Jean-Louis. This car’s frontal styling was especially modified to echo the looks of the T26 Grand Sport that Rosier used on the Carrera Panamericana. Louis Rosier, the TalbotLago distributor for Auvergne, is believed to have used this car and might have been instrumental in its subsequent sale. Records suggest that the Talbot-Lago has had only nine owners. Chassis 140031 was restored in 1994 and comes with a detailed restoration file containing photographs and invoices together with a comprehensive history file 90 relating to the model and this car in particular. One of the recent previous owners, a well-known Talbot aficionado, drove the car enthusiastically at Talbot events both at home in the U.K. and overseas, taking part in the STD Register’s 80th Anniversary celebration trip to Tours in 2003. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 252, sold for $174,946 (£135,900, £1=$1.29), including buy- er’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on June 20, 2017, in Chichester, U.K. The history of high-performance cars from France is a tortured one, and the post-World War II scene was grim. On one side was a hostile government out to soak the rich — and a populace seething with resentment towards citizens who came out of World War II with liquid assets in hand. On the other side was a group of cash-strapped manufacturers with an almost total lack of a cohesive export plan. The United States stood ready as a rich and eager market for smart-looking fast cars from Europe in the 1950s, but none of the French could make it work. A last gasp Peter M. Larsen, Talbot-Lago guru and French-car maniac, in the book Talbot-Lago Grand Sport, written with Ben Erickson, tells the story of this last-gasp model. It is astonishing to read that, despite the desperate cash situation of the company and amidst collapsing sales, a completely new chassis was developed for the successor to the T26 GSL. Longtime SCM contributor and French-car expert Ray Milo explained in a column Sports Car Market 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special Coupe Lot 230, s/n 140031 Sold at $210,813 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 1/31/12 SCM# 192704 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS coupe Lot 796, s/n 140019 Condition 3 Not sold at $140,000 Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 8/02/13 SCM# 227159 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special Coupe Lot 102, s/n 140031 Condition 1Sold at $68,847 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 9/4/03 SCM# 36355 Courtesy of Bonhams


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that the new chassis was desperately needed, as the first was far too heavy for the modest power of the 4-cylinder engine. The effort was unfortunately not repaid in sales, as the antiquated chassis and less-than-sparkling performance did little to enhance the model’s standing in the historic line of Talbot-Lago cars. These cars also, like the Facel’s DOHC 4-cylinder engines, gained a reputation for unreliability. However, sources, including Larsen, say that was largely unfounded for Talbot-Lago — unlike the reality of crushing warranty repairs for Facel. That the cars were also still right-hand drive and lacked roll-down windows was no help. While it was not the Autoroute burner that the T26 was, by all ac- counts the T14 delivers a satisfying driving experience — far more exciting than that of many other European 2-liter cars of the time. Unfortunately, the car carried a very high price — in some markets twice that of a Jaguar XK 140. That the Jaguar also had a more powerful, 6-cylinder engine was also not a boon to Talbot-Lago sales. Now we come to the part of the story of this particular car that really gets me going. A long, revealing sales history I will state that I believe anyone should be able to collect for any reason they wish. Having said that, this car tells a cautionary tale to collectors who choose not to use their cars. The SCM Platinum Auction Database has tracked our subject car since 2003. In that year it was sold at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Sale for $68,847, with a condition rating of 1- (SCM# 36355). That seller, according to the catalog description, reportedly “used the car enthusiastically” and by all accounts had a grand time with it. When presented next for sale at Bonhams’ Paris sale in 2012 (SCM# 192704), the catalog describes it as having been maintained and “occasionally exercised” since 2003. At that sale, it cost our seller $210,813. According to the catalog description for this offering, from that date the owner put the car into storage and it remained unused. The high sale for the model at auction in the SCM Platinum Database is the $423,500 sale of chassis 140037 at RM Auctions’ Phoenix, AZ, sale in January 2014. This car had been a recent award winner at the Concorso Villa d’Este and was quite lovely in its presentation. I recall the car at both the concours and the auction. In May 2016, our subject was taken out of hibernation and consigned to Bonhams’ Monaco auction. There, it failed to find a new owner at a high bid of $204,264 (SCM# 6799981). A year later, here at Goodwood, the owner decided it was time to cut it loose, and it went to a new home at roughly 26% less than the consignor paid in 2012. I say “roughly” because I don’t know what seller’s premium was paid, as these can vary from the standard 10%. Without use, much is lost What does this say about the market for this junior Talbot-Lago? I think not much — beyond the lesson we all should heed when dealing with collector cars. I also have no idea why the seller bought the car and locked it away. But it does demonstrate what might happen if value in use is not considered at the time of purchase. For a car that remains unused, it is more than possible that both a real and a psychic loss may be ahead, as it was no doubt for this seller. One can fall madly in love with a car, drive it on roads you love, enter it in events you’ve always wanted to do — and win that trophy to fill the empty spot on the shelf. Then, when the time comes that you decide to sell, if the price paid is less than you have in it, there’s still something besides cash to show for your time together, namely great memories and unforgettable experiences. If you’ve none of those experiences — and less cash as well — it can be fairly unfortunate. While the 4.5-liter T26 Grand Sport will always be a star, there’s nothing wrong with its baby sister. This Talbot-Lago T14 LS is a really neat, attractive and rare car. It has sadly seen less and less use since 2003. I hope the new owner reverses that trend, thoroughly sorts it and then covers half of France with it. It would be a great time. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 October 2017 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $423,500 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special Coupe $427,289 $210,813 This sale: $174,946 N/A 2012 2013 2014 N/A 2015 2016 91


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German Profile Column Author 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster The 190SL market sifts out into different tiers, but the best cars usually have the correct hose clamps and carbs by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1954–63 Number produced: 25,881 Original list price: $4,032 in 1957 Current SCM Median Valuation: $115,300 Tune up cost: $750 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis # location: Stamped into firewall to the right of the battery Engine # location: Left side of cylinder block, by rearmost cylinder Club: International 190SL Group Web: www.190slgroup.com Alternatives: 1956–59 Porsche 356 cabriolet, 1961–68 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder, 1955–62 MGA SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 1210427502033 T his 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL has benefited from a meticulous, well-executed restoration. Presented in black, with a black soft top and tan leather interior, the car shows beautifully. A 1.9-liter, 4-cylinder engine paired to a 4-speed manual transmission powers this Mercedes-Benz. The car is well-sorted mechanically and features the optional wind-up clock and Becker Mexico radio. This 190SL comes from a very prominent Southern California collection and is ready for future ownership to enjoy. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 160, sold for $126,500, including buyer’s commission, at RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA, auction on June 24, 2017. The purchase of a 190SL is a highly variable transac- tion. While the market for great examples has grown be- yond what it was a decade ago, the gains that were seen between 2010 and 2014 have tapered off. The 190SL still lives in the shadow of the 300SL, and when 300SLs came up, so did 190SLs. As 300SLs have established themselves in the $1.2 million–$1.4 million range, the best 190SLs have ended up at 10% of that. Unfortunately, many buyers can’t seem to distinguish between the best examples and the most-expensive ones. Read on to learn the difference. 92 A variable market Those of us in the industry know how ugly any car can get when it is abandoned for decades. Unfortunately, this was the case with most 190SLs up until about seven years ago. In those days, the 190SL market was unpredictable. You could purchase a rotting carcass for $10,000 and resell it for $25,000 to a European restorer. I recall a trip to Jupiter, FL. I was cruising down U.S. 1 when I noticed the nose of a 190SL at a repair shop. I gave a friend who bought these things a call. In a week or so, he managed to snag that car in the very low teens. He then resold it at a significant profit within a couple of days. This represents the bottom of the market, where the fast cash is made, and Dutch or German buyers are waiting with their hands in their pockets. Driver restorations Most 190SLs have passed through these proverbial gates of hell as beaters — and on to restoration shops in Europe. These rotting hulks are typically restored in countries such as Poland, Latvia or the Czech Republic for a far lower price than U.S. or Western European restorers can churn them out. The finished product represents the second type of 190SL: the restored driver. The European crowd actually uses these cars and enjoys them for the experience, so 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible Lot S749, s/n 190SL023143C Condition 2+ Sold at $154,000 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/17 SCM# 6817068 Sports Car Market 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible Lot 62, s/n 1210426502393 Condition 2+ Sold at $126,698 Artcurial, Rétromobile, Paris, FRA, 2/9/17 SCM# 6817157 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible Lot 462, s/n 6503694 Condition 3 Sold at $93,500 Leake, Tulsa, OK, 6/8/17 SCM# 6839119 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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most cars — but not all — sell through private transactions over there. While these cars are often fitted with industrial-grade leather and many reproduction parts, they are fun to drive and are often mechanically solid. Hence, their roughly $100k price tag focuses on usability rather than concours worthiness. The next type of 190SL is the conserved example, which is not as rare as one would presume. I have driven several of these cars, and they are charming and usable — even with cracking paint and aged mechanicals. They generally run and drive better than their restored counterparts, and the majority of them reside in the United States. They represent the best-kept secret for the money, and usually trade under $100k. It should be noted that documented, perfectly preserved specimens can be worth twice as much. Concours restorations — or wanna-be concours restorations — rep- resent the fourth market segment. This is where our subject W121 sits. These cars have often received restorations from privateers looking to make a buck, so not all of them meet the required standards. While many of the 190SLs that show up in domestic auctions claim to have no-expense-spared restoration pedigrees, many have been restored at hot rod shops that lack experience and are hell bent on making a profit. Hose clamps, carburetors still reliable indicators How do you identify cars from hot-rod shops? The clues are obvious. Underhood, one often sees American hose clamps and Weber or Mikuni carbs, along with a generic, lifeless leather kit inside. When you see a no-sale of an apparently nice 190SL at auction, it typically means that it failed to pass muster under scrutiny. The sad truth is that you still can’t perform a correct, concours-level restoration of a 190SL and generate a profit. If you’re in the market for a 190SL, familiarize yourself with the Beru cotter pin clamp. These clamps consist of a 0.1-mm thick steel strap bound by a cotter pin. While they come in different sizes, they were the predominant clamp on the 190SL. Occasionally, Norma clamps, with a fine-thread, flathead screw, were used for non-cooling system hoses, but generally the presence of the cotter pin clamps is a good sign. Our subject car appears to use Beru cotter pin clamps, but if you look closely, you’ll see that the lower radiator hose and thermostat bypass hose use the aforementioned American clamps. This kind of treatment is still a red flag, as it makes you ask, “What other corners did they cut?” Cars restored in Europe frequently utilize modern Norma worm clamps, which are far less hideous than the giant American clamps of the typical hot-rod shop restoration most U.S. 190SLs receive. Seat Time A 190SL was my first collector car. I was stopped at a light when I spotted it. I couldn’t believe my eyes — a 20-plus-year-old German sports car in a Toyota lot. I pulled in to check it out. It was in very rough shape but was fairly complete. It had both tops, although the soft top wasn’t much more than a rumor. It was missing the three-pointed star in the grille. It drove well but needed some brake work. I bought it on the spot. That began the restoration process. I searched for replacement parts including interior leather, the three-pointed star, etc. I did a lot of the grunt work myself. It took two-plus years to get her in shape. It drove and handed well, but a 190 was not a high-performance car. It was bet- ter than the small British sports cars, but the 1957 XK 140 I have now would blow its doors off. Nevertheless, I really liked the car and I enjoyed driving it for two years. Alas, with three growing kids, a two-car garage and a wife who wondered why my work and “toy” cars took up both spaces, my foray into collecting ended for about 20 years. I made a few bucks on the sale if you don’t put any value on my labor. In the ’80s, 190SLs had not taken off. Today it would be worth about 10 times what I sold it for. — Greg Thomas October 2017 Check for the Solex PH44s Now for the big one — a number of 190s have been converted to Weber sidedraft or Mikuni carburetion instead of their original Solex PH44s. Some “experts” try to claim the Mikunis are Solex replicas, but the Solex is to a Mikuni what a German shepherd is to a miniature poodle. The Weber conversion is fine if you’re racing the car, but the 190SL is an awful vintage racer, and Webers are for Italian cars with high-revving engines and aggressive camshafts. They don’t do so well with the torquey Mercedes M121 engine, which feels truck-like. During one stint at Auctions America, I overheard a restorer denigrat- ing the good old PH44. Anyone who claims to be experienced with the 190SL but can’t make a set of PH44s work is not as dedicated to their craft as they should be. Anyone who has bought a 190SL with incorrect carburetors for the sake of financial gain should consider converting back to PH44s if they are serious, because savvy purchasers bid far less for 190SLs without Solexes. If you want a functional carb conversion, consider using the intake manifold and the single carburetor from the 190 sedan. I’ve driven one of these, and it performed almost as well as the original setup. Mercedes should have followed through with adding mechanical in- jection to the 190SL, as they experimented with it during development, but it was dumped because of cost considerations. Subject car a winner Because this 190SL has its correct carburetors, decent leather and may have possibly been an original black car, it was, in today’s demanding market, fairly bought and sold. While little was mentioned of the car’s restoration pedigree, the sur- face details are acceptable for a $130k car. The seller got a fair price, and the buyer acquired an example that should retain its value. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) $300,000 $350,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $50,000 $0 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $341,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible $269,500 $203,500 This sale: $126,500 $302,500 $216,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 93


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American Profile 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible Prices have plummeted in recent years, but the new owner may be in perfect position for a price rebound by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1953 Number produced: 1,690 Original list price: $5,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $125,000 Tune-up cost; $250 Distributor cost: $50 Chassis # location: Hinge pillar post and dash under hood Engine # location: On crankcase or cylinder block Club: 1953–54 Buick Skylark Club Web: www.skylarkclub.org Alternatives; 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta, 1954 Buick Skylark, 1953 Packard Caribbean SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 17144095 T his Motorama-inspired Buick Skylark has undergone a comprehensive nut-and-bolt restoration. It is finished in correct and desirable Reef Blue. Powered by a 322-ci V8 engine with automatic transmission, it’s fully sorted and ready to drive. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 683, sold for $137,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s June 21–24 Northeast sale at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. General Motors’ commitment to innovative and cre- ative design was reinforced when Alfred P. Sloan and Lawrence Fisher hired Harley Earl in 1927 to head their new “Art and Colour” section. In 1938, Earl created the sensational Buick Y-Job, a concept car whose design elements continued to appear in a variety of models two decades later. This was an era when automotive executives, unhin- dered by committee decisions, had incredible power and control. Earl drove the Y-Job for many years as his personal car. General Motors continued to promote their design capabilities with the Motorama exhibition, which was established in 1949. It was first held at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel and was called the Transportation Unlimited Autorama. More than 600,000 people viewed the seven 94 special Cadillacs on display. In 1953, it became a traveling show, and a dozen or so special buses toured the country. Custom touches for GM brass During the 1950s, General Motors executives ordered personal cars that were altered to incorporate their individual design touches. It was an expensive perk, but GM felt the notoriety the cars received was worth the expense. The tale as told suggests Buick General Manager Ivan Wiles wanted to build an American sports car that rivaled those being built in Europe. Wiles looked at the concept cars that had been created for the Motorama, and he also examined his fellow executives’ cars for ideas. It’s a bit far-fetched to envision a 4,000-pound Buick as a sports car, but the American market had limited exposure to European sport cars — and their performance. Charles Chayne, Buick’s chief engineer — and future GM chief engineer — oversaw the design of the XP-300, which he felt would be as “fresh” in the future as was Harley Earl’s Y-Job. The XP-300 was a sensation at the 1951 Motorama. It was not practical to place a variation of the XP-300 in production, but the excitement it created reinforced the 1954 Buick Skylark convertible Lot 55, s/n 7A1057699 Condition 2Sold at $95,700 Worldwide, Houston, TX, 4/22/16 SCM# 6799590 1953 Buick Skylark convertible Lot 7, s/n 17144095 Condition 2+ Sold at $132,000 Worldwide, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/17 SCM# 6816828 1954 Buick Skylark convertible Lot 7107, s/n 7A1059305 Condition 2- Not sold at $126,500 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/17/16 SCM# 6804643 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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need for a sportier Buick. A prototype was created based on the 1952 Roadmaster, and plans were in place for the forthcoming Skylark. The trio of 1953 A trio of GM specialty convertibles greeted the buying public in 1953: the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta, the Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado and the Buick Skylark. The Skylark was part of Buick’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The Skylark, which featured a V8 engine and a 12-volt electrical system — firsts for Buick — was the most successful of the trio, with 1,690 cars produced. However, at the sale price of $5,000, Buick lost money on each one produced. Production continued into 1954, when only 836 were produced, sim- ply because an executive liked the car. This was a far cry from today’s bean counters and endless committees. A hand-built lead sled The Skylark was really a hand-built car. The fenders, outer door panels and portions of the convertible top were special stampings. The inner door panels were made from the Roadmaster and were cut in half and welded back together in a jig that was set at an angle to get the desired door dip. To achieve the lower stance, the frame was not altered, but the windshield was lowered three inches and the side windows and top The 1953 Skylark is an exceptional car in all respects. It offers sporty elegance and reasonable performance, but it is incredibly expensive to restore. were lowered. A great deal of lead filler was used, especially behind the doors. The interior was finished with narrow pleated leather that was of- fered in four two-tone combinations. Roxpoint nylon carpeting complemented the leather, and the new foot-controlled Selectronic radio was standard equipment. The dash was covered with Di-Noc, a diamond-patterned material, and a unique horn button in the center of the steering wheel — with the owner’s signature — celebrated the 50th anniversary of Buick. Way up and way down Skylark pricing over the past 10 years has fluctuated wildly. RM Auctions, at their 2007 McMullen Collection sale, hit the high-water mark when a 1953 Skylark realized $495,000. In 2006, Barrett-Jackson, at their March Palm Beach sale, sold a 1953 Skylark for $383,400. It’s been downhill ever since. A review of SCM’s Platinum Auction Database showed that the last three reported sales were under $100,000. The 1953 Skylark is an exceptional car in all respects. It offers sporty elegance and reasonable performance, but it is incredibly expensive to restore. The hand lead work required when the car was produced must be duplicated, and the chrome bill for the “bucktooth” grille alone is staggering. In my opinion, the 1953 Buick Skylark has hit rock bottom and is on the rebound. It is doubtful half-million-dollar sales are on the horizon, but cars selling in the $150,000–$200,000 range is certainly reasonable. As such, if this example was truly “sorted” as mentioned in the auc- tion description, the new owner will be in a position to ride the wave. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $300,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $50,000 $0 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible $207,200 $192,500 $181,500 $176,000 $187,000 This Sale: $137,500 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 October 2017 95


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Race Car Profile 1959 W.R.E.-Maserati This car ticks all the boxes for a serious Italian racing car, but it doesn’t have a famous manufacturer by Thor Thorson Details Year produced: 1959 Number produced: Three Original list price: $10,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $819,000 (this car) Cost per hour to race: $750 Chassis # location: Unknown Engine # location: On head between cams Alternatives: 1956–58 Maserati 200 S, 1958–60 Lotus 15, 1956–57 Ferrari 500 TR/TRC SCM Investment Grade: B Comps T he 1950s saw a surge in the popularity of smalldisplacement 4-cylinder engines. Few were as influential as the engine that powered Maserati’s 200S sports racer. The competition-proven Modena powerplant attracted significant interest from privateers running other makes, and the company was only too happy to sell engines to such concerns, paving the way for race cars like the Cooper- and LotusMaserati. In 1959, an American driver, Tony Settember, pur- chased a 200S engine with the intention of using it in his Wilment. After enlisting British fabricator John Wadsworth to assist in the construction of a purposebuilt tube frame, a ground-up car was completed in Modena’s various workshops under the company name of World Racing Enterprises (W.R.E.). At the Naples Grand Prix in July 1959, the new sports racer blew away the competition. Unhappy with being outdone by an American on their home territory, runners-up Luigi Bellucci and Mannato Boffa ordered their own W.R.E. on the spot. Two additional cars were soon built under Bellucci’s leadership, with Wadsworth overseeing fabrication. All the W.R.E.-Maseratis featured aluminum coachwork, fully independent suspension, disc brakes at all four corners (inboard at the rear), a Halibrand quick-change differential with Corvette-style limited-slip, and castmagnesium wheel discs on 15-inch Borrani rims. As the second W.R.E.-Maserati built, Chassis 1002 completed assembly in late 1959 and debuted to a 1st overall finish at the Agnano-Cappella dei Cangiani hillclimb in March 1960. The three W.R.E.-Maseratis 96 enjoyed substantial competition success over the following few years. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 158, sold for $815,069, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction in Italy on May 27, 2017. In the pantheon of performance European collector cars, there are few categories as sought after as Italian sports racing cars from the late 1950s. Somehow these cars managed to achieve a sweet spot in virtually all of the trade-offs that are inevitable when in-the-day racing prowess and importance are set against modern-day collector expectations. Early 1950s through mid-1950s racing Ferraris, for example, were very successful and important cars, but were ergonomically terrible (unless you were a 110-pound, 5-foot, 8-inch Italian weightlifter) and, candidly, not very much fun to drive. The frames were flexible, the suspension primitive, the brakes and steering were heavy and mediocre at best. They were hot, noisy and wildly unsafe if things went wrong. They are revered and sought after when they come to market, but they are seldom used. Modern collectors don’t want to put up with the difficulties of driving them. Also, the aesthetics of those cars tended more toward brutal than to beautiful, so falling in love with how they look is strictly subjective. The British and Germans led a sea change in racingcar design during the mid-1950s. Keeping the tires on the road The Italians saw racing cars as evolving directly from the pre-war designs, and they treasured horsepower Sports Car Market 1956 Maserati 200Si roadster Lot 138, s/n 2401 Condition 3 Sold at $2,540,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/10 SCM# 165781 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider Lot 51, s/n 0662MDTR Condition 1 Sold at $4,510,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/17/12 SCM# 209436 1959 Lotus 15 Roadster Lot 100, s/n 626LM Condition 2- Not sold at $307,200 Christie’s, Le Mans, FRA, 7/7/06 SCM# 42307 Tim Scott ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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above anything. In contrast, the English had tons of under-utilized aircraft design and construction talent. The Germans, who had to start from nothing, looked at the challenge from a more technical point of view. The British and Germans realized that a stiff, light chassis (trian- gulated small tubes or folded-sheet-metal monocoque) and suspension designs that allowed for greatly reduced unsprung weight would allow much softer springing and shock-absorber settings. This meant that racing cars could be much more pleasant to drive — and far faster because the tires actually stayed on the road. Racing is by definition ultimately competitive, so within a few years everyone followed along, and racing cars became far more enjoyable to drive. Engine technology developed more slowly but along a similar path. Lighter engines making more horsepower were developed, but they remained approachable for ordinary mortals who wanted to use them. “Exotic” still meant twin overhead cams and Weber carburetors, redlines were seldom over 7,500 rpm, and usable torque was available from 3,500 rpm or so. Tire design remained unchanged from the early 1950s through 1963, so every tire was tall, skinny, and hard, with big slip angles. They were easy to drive at the limit. Aerodynamic philosophy in the era was “if it is beautiful, smooth, and swoopy, it must be fast,” so the body designs tended to be heartthrobs. A golden age of racing sports cars All of this combined to create a halcyon period in racing cars, when they were gorgeous and fun to drive, while still tractable to use on the open road. You started them by pouring in fuel and pushing the starter button. The cars were plenty fast without requiring a professional racer’s abilities to stay out of the hospital. Cars in this category tend to be tremendously expensive, which is understandable considering their desirability and relative scarcity. That said, there is a split between the factory world-championship- contending cars (generally 3 liters and above) and the customer-oriented smaller class racers, which tend to be under 2.5 liters. The “big” sports racers are now expensive enough to be unobtainable (the exception being Jaguar D-types at a bit over $4.5 million), which is a little bit crazy. The under-2.5-liter cars are simply eye-wateringly valuable. Maserati’s 200S and Ferrari 500 Mondial and TRs are under $4 million, for example. England’s giant killers, Lotus 15 and Tojiero, are worth much less, but they’re not Italian. The short, happy life of W.R.E. So what would one of those Italian racers actually be worth if it didn’t have a Prancing Horse or Trident badge on the nose? Our subject car is a perfect chance to find out, as the W.R.E. has liter- ally everything the “name” cars do — and more — but without the brand recognition. World Racing Enterprises was a short-lived, quixotic effort to compete against the likes of Maserati. American racer Tony Settember started W.R.E. and recruited English designer John Wadsworth to create the ultimate late-1950s Italian sports racer. The chassis was a lightweight, stiff, tubular design with independent rear suspension and disc brakes (inboard in back). The body was aluminum and looked a lot like a Maserati. It used a Maserati 200S engine, and the whole thing was built in Modena. How much more Italian can you get? The finished car was about 200 pounds lighter than a 200S, and it was a far more sophisticated design. The first car walked away from the competition and though not cheap — about the same price as a new Maserati — immediately garnered two orders from defeated drivers. The problem was that by the time those two cars were completed, the racing world had moved on. On the front-engined side, Maserati introduced the Tipo 60 “Birdcage,” and Lotus 15s were showing their speed. Cooper’s Monaco What would one of those Italian racers actually be worth if it didn’t have a Prancing Horse or Trident badge on the nose? Our subject car is a perfect chance to find out, as the W.R.E. has literally everything the “name” cars do — and more — but without the brand recognition. and Porsche’s RS 60 were ushering in the mid-engined revolution and making everyone’s life difficult. W.R.E. cars quickly stopped being competitive, and the company didn’t have the funding to develop anything else, so the three cars are all that ever happened. Now, they’re a footnote in the development of the racing car. What’s a nose badge worth? Our subject car is chassis 02, the first of the two customer cars and slightly different than the original in that it made adjustments to meet FIA Group C regulations (spare tire and luggage space). It was raced successfully in the era and reportedly has FIA paperwork attesting to its technical acceptability for international racing. The new owner would be welcome anywhere as a participant in the prestigious pre-1960 sports racing grids, and — with a good driver — could expect to do well. This car ticks all the boxes for a serious Italian racing car except one — it doesn’t have a famous manufacturer. So what is the nose badge worth? It looks to me like the market is telling us at least 2 million bucks, maybe a little more, as a percentage somewhere between 200% and 250%. Is it worth it? I really don’t know. Using the “cheapest good house in a great neighborhood” approach, this would appear to be a fabulous buy — except you could buy a Lotus 15, an advanced, tube-frame, aluminum-bodied racer from Lotus that is beautiful and every bit as fast, for roughly half of our subject car’s price. But the Lotus isn’t Italian, which in the collector world means a lot. I can’t afford any of them, but if I could, I would have bought this W.R.E. in a heartbeat. I’d say very well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) October 2017 97


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Next Gen Profile 1988 BMW M6 Coupe The buyer overpaid — for now — but this semi-rare coupe with power and style has a bright future by Philip Richter Details Years produced (U.S. version): 1987–89 (Euro version, 1984–89) Number produced for U.S. and Canadian Market: 1,787 (5,859 sold worldwide) Original list price: $58,720 Current SCM Median Valuation: $33,810 Tune-up cost: $800 Distributor cap: $40 Chassis # location: Driver’s A-pillar and door jamb Engine # location: Boss near oil filter Club: BMW Car Club of America Web: www.bmwcca.org Alternatives: 1993–95 Porsche 928 GTS, 1986–88 Ferrari 328 GTB, 1986–88 Ferrari Mondial SCM Investment Grade: D Comps D erived from the classically elegant 2800/3.0/635CS/CSi series, the BMW M6 coupe is a rare and brilliantly fast grand tourer. The M6 and M6 35CSi were nearly identical in specification but were labeled differently for marketing reasons. The M6 was the second-fastest BMW ever built at 158 mph — only the equally rare high-performance M1 coupe boasted a higher maximum speed. Although the factory did not release official production numbers, it is believed that 1,632 examples of the E24-series M6 were shipped to the U.S. market from 1987 to 1989. This lovely example has accumulated barely 75,000 miles since delivery. The consignor states that this car has never suffered any accident damage and runs and drives like new. Lifting the broad hood reveals a magnificent DOHC, fuel-injected inline six taken from the M1, proudly topped with the words “M Power” cast into its finned camshaft cover. The underside of the trunk lid contains a surprisingly comprehensive set of small hand tools. A recent service included a full inspection and brake and coolant flush, new belts, a new brake booster, new rear transmission seal, new brakes, valve-cover gaskets, and more. It is supplied with a clean CARFAX and AutoCheck, two sets of original keys, a toolkit and manuals. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 145, sold for $55,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ auction in Greenwich, CT, on June 4, 2017. “The BMW M6 is one of those wild, wonderful cars 98 that throw the scales of automotive justice totally off balance. This car doesn’t make any sense, for three important reasons: money, money, and money. Average folks just can’t understand spending $58,720 for anything that doesn’t have at least two bedrooms. Car guys rightly point out that you can get this brand of supercar performance for a heck of a lot less. The M6 shouldn’t generate the rave reviews that it does — but it does, and we love it.” — Car and Driver, July 1987 History of the E24 BMW’s E24 6 Series has a storied history. It was launched in 1976 and replaced the venerable and classic Wilhelm Hofmeister-designed CS coupe. Bob Lutz influenced the E24’s development, and Paul Bracq designed the car. Early models used hand-made Karmann bodies fabricated by the famed Osnabrückbased coachbuilder. Over its 13-year production run, the E24 was sold in several configurations and underwent countless refinements and upgrades. The E24’s evolution represents a case study of the German mantra of continuous improvement. The E24 began life in 1976 attached to the E12 5 Series platform. In 1982, the car had a radical makeover and was upgraded to the next-generation E28 5 Series chassis. To the casual eye, the 1981 and 1982 E24 6 Series appeared almost aesthetically identical. Under the familiar, elegant skin, these cars shared almost no common mechanical parts. Other changes in 1982 included a more sophisticated engine, a stiffer chassis, firmer suspension, more advanced electronics and a new interior. 1988 BMW M6 coupe Lot 48, s/n WBAEE1414J2560848 Condition 2- Not sold at $31,000 Motostalgia, Indianapolis, IN, 6/17/16 SCM# 6803591 1987 BMW M6 coupe Lot 140, s/n WBAEE1405H2560181 Condition 1 (7,000 miles) Sold at $104,500 Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/17 SCM# 6827918 1988 BMW M6 coupe Lot 24, s/n WBAEE1417J2560911 Condition 2 Sold at $57,200 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/6/14 SCM# 239013 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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An exercise in style The iconic “shark nosed” E24 maintained the silhouette of the clas- sic CS, but it was far larger, wider and more modern. When comparing the CS to the E24, the stylistic evolution is reminiscent of how the Dino evolved into the larger Ferrari 308/328. The 6 Series ultimately became BMW’s flagship model of the 1980s, and it served as a launch pad for leading-edge safety technology, such as ABS and airbags. In 1983, the high-performance M635CSi was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show and went on sale in Europe as a 1984 model. When the M635CSi finally made it to America as a catalyzed 1987 model, it was marketed as the M6. The auto press swooned In July 1987, respected Car and Driver automotive journalist Csaba Csere gave the new M6 glowing accolades: “The core of the M6’s attraction is its magnificent 24-valve, double- overhead-cam, sextuple-throttled 6-cylinder engine. Not only is this powerplant silky-smooth, but it offers unparalleled throttle response as well. There are no quirky intake tuning peaks or lagging turbos to dilute the pure linearity of its output. You simply press the throttle and it makes power right now — all the way from idle to nearly 7,000 rpm. Coupling this engine to a slick-shifting gearbox through a butterysmooth clutch makes for a superb powertrain that a skilled driver can orchestrate the way Herbert von Karajan does the Berlin Philharmonic. Although it’s old-fashioned in some respects and certainly no bargain, well-heeled enthusiasts will find the M6 one of the most attractive cars on the market.” Laden with options The U.S.-spec M6 was a slightly detuned version of the M635CSi, but it came fully optioned with every conceivable factory extra. Unique features included a twin air-conditioning system that was ca- pable of freezing rear occupants to death. Nestled between the cocoonlike rear seats was an innovative beverage chiller for Bavarian beer. The sumptuous eight-way power seats were hand-stitched soft Nappa leather. The state-of-the-art audio system had eight speakers and turned the M6’s cockpit into a concert hall. To the casual eye, the U.S.-spec M6 appeared mildly different from the more pedestrian non-M E24 models. The addition of a larger front air dam and a subtle rear spoiler gave the car a low-profile, aggressive look. The M6 came equipped with larger brakes and metric TRX BBS- style wheels. The side mirrors were color matched, which gave the aging E24 a more integrated and modern look. Despite these many enhancements, it was the small M badges on the grille and trunk lid that offered conclusive evidence that this car was no ordinary 6 Series. A monster for the 1980s For a car of the ’80s, the M6 had impressive performance. It could leap from 0–60 mph in 6.1 seconds and do the quarter mile in 14.7 seconds. Top speed was about 140 mph (the non-catalyzed, Euro-spec M635CSi was said to do well over 150 mph). The M6 was an expensive German package of performance and luxury. The 1987 MSRP was $58,720 (about $130,000 in 2017 dollars). Production of the M6 ended in early 1989, and only 5,859 were made. Only 1,767 of these came to North America. A car with a future Our subject car realized a $55,000 price, including premium. Finished in a highly desirable combination of black with gray inte- rior, this M6 had color on its side. A little research conducted during the Saturday pre-auction viewing showed that this was a well-used, three-owner car with no books and records. The overall condition was fair. For a 30-year-old car with 75,000 miles, most of the issues were normal wear-and-tear items that could be corrected. The paintwork showed some slight variability, but the panels appeared crisp, and the overall fit was straight. Both bumpers had scuffs, and the original TRX metric rims were October 2017 replaced with shinier BBS wheels. The seats showed evidence that portions of them had been incorrectly reconditioned at some point. Too much — for now At first, $55,000 for a 75,000-mile 1988 M6 seemed like all the money. In 2012, this would have been a $20,000 sale at best. However, it is now 2017, and the recent market has spoken loudly. When you look back at the data over the past 18 months, the valuation of Lot 145 appears not too out of line with recent comparable sales. Upon close inspection, recent auction results indicate a serious uptrend in E24 M6 valuations. The first price jump came last year at Monterey, when Mecum sold a 25,000-mile M6 for $99,000, including premium. This spring at Amelia Island, Bonhams sold a 7,000-mile, U.S.-spec M6 for $104,500 including premium. Before 2016, most M635CSi/M6 examples sold at auction for be- tween $20,900 and $38,500. Our driver-quality M6 sold at about half the price of the investment- grade cars at Monterey and Amelia. Given the current market, this outcome feels about right. Welcome to the New Normal of the M635CSi/M6 market. The seller realized a favorable sale at Greenwich, and the buyer most certainly overpaid — for now. The new owner of this M6 may not be wrong — but rather just a little early. Time will tell where M635CSi/M6 valuations go from here. Given the M6’s enviable pedigree (as well as the overall tailwind driving all modern classics higher), the M6 may represent an attractive alternative to an E30 M3. Valuation is trending north The key to understanding the first-generation M6 market is accept- ing the fact that decent examples of these cars are few and far between. These were complicated cars, and restoration costs still don’t pencil out — even given today’s favorable pricing trends. Back in 1987 and 1988, most BMW M6 buyers wanted to drive and enjoy these cars. As a result, very few of them were mothballed and maintained. Most examples covered well over 100,000 miles and ultimately fell victim to deferred maintenance. Driving the market higher is the fact that ultra-low-mileage, invest- ment-grade examples of the M635CSi/M6 are like unicorns. Even cars with 75,000 miles are hard to find in acceptable condition. The M635CSi/M6 is slowly emerging as the holy grail of first-gener- ation BMW M-cars. The M635SCi/M6 is a collectible car for many reasons — all of them legitimate. With the exception of the M1 supercar, the U.S.-spec M6 was the first consumer M-car for the North American market. The hand-built M88 motor is dynamic and shares DNA with the M1. The timeless styling of the E24 is slowly maturing, and it’s aging well. The M6 is starting to occupy a place of stature among the small and exclusive club of collectible post-war BMWs. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $80,000 $100,000 $40,000 $60,000 $20,000 $0 $99,000 1988 BMW M6 Coupe $57,200 $43,899 $36,226 $75,785 This Sale: $55,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 99


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Next Gen Profile The Cumberford Perspective Long-lived brilliant beauty By Robert Cumberford 1 including Italian masters Michelotti, Giugiaro and Gandini — the latter pair via Bertone. But the most beautiful BMW in the firm’s history — the hand-built 507 roadster — was designed by a German-born American, Albrecht Goertz, and this most beautiful of all industrially produced BMWs is from Frenchman Paul Bracq, who headed BMW design in the early ’70s after a decade leading Advanced Design at Mercedes. Built on the New B Class chassis that saved BMW from bankruptcy, the long-lived 6-Series coupe is a bit too narrow for absolute perfection, but its profile is exquisite. Deep side glass allows both a low top and good all-around visibility. In this DOHC M6 guise it was the fastest-ever 4-seat BMW when production ceased in 1989. The “Hofmeister kink” that has become a much (and often) copied BMW identity mark was first seen on the 3200 CS coupe, designed by Giugiaro for Bertone. That evolved into the 6 Series, and is executed most elegantly here. This coupe is a brilliantly successful distillation of all the multinational design work that preceded it, and remains a high point in the firm’s distinguished history. ♦ MW has benefited from the input of numerous excellent designers, 2 3 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The C-pillar skin flows into the body side without a break, partly because the overall width is limited, but the cabin width is not. Whatever the reason, it’s elegant. 2 We don’t enjoy slim A-pillars like this any more, but we should. Seeing around you is more important than preparing for a very unlikely rollover. 3 The slight charge of surface high on the body side gives a longitudinal line the full length of the body, making it seem even longer than it is. 4 A slight kick-up derived from the twin grilles adds length and strength to the hood panel. 5 This is a particularly well-proportioned presentation of BMW’s perpetual twin grilles, separated and advanced from the fullwidth grille carrying the quad headlamps. 6 The slight forward kick at the bottom of the bumper fascia serves an aerodynamic function and adds to the visual perception of width — good on a fairly narrow car. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The tail panel is nearly flat, making the taillights simple rectangular appliqués, with a round corner so as to be visible from 45 degrees ahead. 8 Necessary, certainly, given the very high speed of which the M6 is capable, 9 8 7 11 12 but the car is a good bit more beautiful without it. It’s nicely done, as unobtrusive as possible. 9 The sharp edge between the body-side C-pillar and the transverse plane on which the backlight is mounted gives a crispness which emphasizes the “tailored” look of the car. 10 The pure — and superbly elegant — antithesis of the “can’t see out” feel of contemporary Camaros. 11 Yet another subtle line carried through front and rear overhangs adds visual length to the car. 12 The simple rubber bars of the bumpers, the front one free of chrome, give some visual thrust, visible from every angle. 10 INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The aggressively simple and straightforward panel, with the instrument binnacle raised above the horizontal top plane of the full-width panel, itself set below the Daylight Opening line of the windshield base, is handsomely classical. Dramatic in its black-and-white color scheme, this cabin is also more elegant and civilized than the gloomy all-black interiors favored by many manufacturers. Note the knee-protecting bolster below the steering column. Entirely organized around the driver and his needs, there is no clash between this interior and “the Ultimate Driving Machine” tagline. 100


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Sports Car Market AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends $13m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 110 $10m Artcurial, Monte Carlo, MCO, p. 134 $9.1m RM Sotheby’s, Santa Monica, CA, p. 122 $2.1m VanDerBrink, Norwalk, OH, p. 144 Roundup, p. 160 ™ A sampling of the vehicles and views at Artcurial’s sale in Monte Carlo, MCO; Loic Kernen, courtesy of Artcurial


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Market Reports Overview Market Cools in the Summer Breeze Hot weather didn’t always translate to hot sales, but unique cars still brought stout prices Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Garrett Long average price were both solid, but their total sales went from $13.9m last year to $9.2m this year. The number of lots appears to be directly responsible, as they offered 83 fewer cars this year. Bonhams’ Goodwood sale did R 1. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3L racer, $2,019,102—Artcurial, MCO, p. 138 2. 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, $1,155,366—Bonhams, U.K., p. 117 3. 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, $1,100,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 124 4. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS lightweight coupe, $1,068,858— Bonhams, U.K., p. 118 5. 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Saloon, $1,003,978—Bonhams, U.K., p. 112 6. 1992 Ferrari F40 coupe, $957,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 126 7. 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster, $797,500—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 126 8. 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost tourer, $708,410— Bonhams, U.K., p. 112 9. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, $693,992— Bonhams, U.K., p. 118 10. 1911 Mercedes-Benz 28/50hp tourer, $463,305—Bonhams, U.K., p. 117 Best Buys 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible, $35,530—Bonhams, U.K., p. 120 106 just fine, pulling in $12.9m in sales — $3.5m more than last year — with a 67% sales rate. Their Goodwood sale has had turbulent results over the years. While not hitting the big numbers from 2012 to 2015, this was the first year since 2013 that Bonhams has reported an increase in sales total. VanDerBrink helped Ron Hackenberger slim down his vast collection in Norwalk, OH, offering vehicles at no reserve resulting in a 98% sales rate and $2.1m in total sales. While the cars in his collection were unusual and storied, many were in a dilapidated condition. The barnfind craze has died off a bit, but it still played a factor, bringing a small premium on these cars, despite their condition. Artcurial brought in $10m in sales, a notable increase from the $1m–$3m they brought in 2012–13 while more than doubling their average sales price from those sales as well. Those are some impressive gains over a five-year period. Garrett’s Market Moment: We all want to be unique, and cars are simply an extension of this. “One of 87 with this paint and transmission,” “one-off body,” “only 300 produced,” are boasts to a car’s value I read every day. But car manufacturers don’t like making unique cars. They are expensive to produce and offer little profit. So sometimes in a sea of similarity, a car’s value can be based on how weird it is: Enter the Tatra 603. This rear-wheel-drive, rear-engine, air-cooled V8 pro- duced by the Czechoslovakian company Tatra, was built for Communist officials and well-connected citizens. While some were exported, they were hardly rolling off assembly lines like Model Ts. So when two Tatras made it into the Market Reports, well, I had to give them the spotlight. A 603 sold at RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica sale went for $41,800. The more-pedestrian 600 at the VanDerBrink M Sotheby’s and Auctions America’s Santa Monica, CA, sale did well enough on all marks. The sales rate and The “Mercedes” of Eastern Europe? A 1960 Tatra 603 sedan, sold for $41,800 at RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA, auction Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Twin Cities St. Paul, MN June 23–24, 2017 Santa Monica, CA June 24, 2017 Chichester, U.K. June 30, 2017 Bonhams Monte Carlo, MCO July 2, 2017 Silver Auctions Spokane, WA July 8, 2017 July 15–16, 2017 VanDerBrink Norwalk, OH $0 $177k $2m $2.1m $4m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $6m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts auction sold for $24,860, despite being a condition “6” car. Even if these Tatras are never restored to their original Hammer-and-Sickle glory, I say well bought to both of them. Because they may just be quirky Eastern European cars from a past era, their ability to raise eyebrows will be valued for years to come. ♦ $8m $10m $12m Artcurial RM Sotheby’s $1.9m $9.2m $12.9m $10m 1953 Aston Martin DB2 coupe, $123,167—Artcurial, MCO, p. 136 1968 Subaru Sambar pickup, $4,520—VanDerBrink Auctions, OH, p. 153 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe, $5,076—Silver Auctions, WA, p. 174 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage coupe, $341,000—RM Sotheby’s, CA, p. 124 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Trending Now Buy/Sell/Hold SCM’s Carl Bomstead picks the cars to keep and the cars to sell in today’s market by Carl Bomstead Median Sold Price $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $42,120 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $36,040 -6% $33,738 -12% $38,500 -9% $38,500 7% $42,900 27% $42,600 -1% $40,700 -4% $45,100 3% $44,000 8% Buy: 1956–57 Continental Mark II — Introduced at the 1955 Paris Auto Show, the Mark II was produced under the direction of 26-year-old William Clay Ford, who was head of the newly formed Continental Division. In an era when chrome and dazzle was the order of the day, the Continental Mark II was designed with understated European elegance. It was manufactured to the highest of standards, with a blueprinted engine, Bridge of Weir leather and a double-lacquered finish. Air was the only option and was priced at $595, bringing the package price to over $10,000. A total of 2,994 were produced. Most of those are alive but all are not well. They were expensive to produce and are expensive to restore. Shortcuts such as vinyl interiors and quick resprays diminish value today. Languishing in the $40k–$50k range for the past several years, a few have broken the six-figure ceiling recently. A well-maintained, non-molested example is a solid investment. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Number produced: 2,994 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 160 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 22 Average selling price of those cars: $62,352 Current SCM Median Valuation: $45,100 Median Sold Price $150,000 $133,336 21% $125,000 $110,000 22% $100,000 $75,000 $60,824 4% $50,000 $58,310 $25,000 $0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $66,846 12% $59,950 -1% $89,834 34% $132,000 -1% $115,500 -13% $104,500 -10% Sell: 1955–63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL — The 190SL was a successful younger sibling to the 300SL and retained many of the 300SL styling elements, such as the fender “eyebrows.” It was not cheap at $3,900, nor was it an explosive performer on the road. These cars were, however, stylish and fun. For years, presentable examples were in the $25k–$40k range, but with rust a major concern, major restorations were not financially feasible. A few years ago, the switch was flipped and they trended well into six figures. But what rapidly goes up tends to come down just as rapidly, and it appears that is occurring with the 190SL. Now is the time to cash in before the tide goes out any farther. If you bought one in the past five years, I hope you’re driving and enjoying it rather than counting on it to fund that new house in Aspen. Number produced: 25,881 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 610 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 46 Average selling price of those cars: $106,826 Current SCM Median Valuation: $104,500 Median Sold Price $450,000 $400,000 $350,000 $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $0 $226,500 42% $159,000 1% $156,750 $192,500 18% $162,800 -28% $179,965 9% $164,600 -14% $220,000 14% $192,500 7% $379,500 73% Hold: 1965–66 Shelby GT350 — The Shelby Mustang was built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1968, and from 1969 to 1970 by Ford Motor Company. The 1965 and 1966 GT350s were delivered from Ford’s San Jose assembly plant and then modified at Carroll Shelby’s facility. Of all the GT350s and 500s built, the 1965 and ’66 models are the smallest and lightest of the bunch — and Shelby lovers will tell you that the 1965 models are the most pure to form, giving up little to comfort in the name of all-out performance. Of all the Shelbybuilt Mustangs, these first-year cars are the most valuable. The “fun” factor is a key element of value, and the GT350 has it in spades. Lively performance and an active group to play with have moved the median value of the GT350 up, both for the 1965 and 1966 models, and there is no reason for that to do anything but stay the course for the foreseeable future. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 108 Number produced: 1,889 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 481 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 11 Average selling price of those cars: $322,741 Current SCM Median Valuation: $379,500 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Festival of Speed Bonhams touches all the bases while fielding bids from around the globe Company Bonhams Date June 30, 2017 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 59/87 Sales rate 68% Sales total $12,956,568 High sale 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,155,366 Buyer’s premium Honest old thing with a bit of patina — 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,155,366 Intro and Report by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his was a lively sale, with auctioneer James Knight remarking that at times he felt like an umpire. He fielded bids from all over the world, as cars sold to Australia, Japan, the Americas and Continental Europe as well as at home in the U.K. Although only one of the three frontline lots sold at Bonhams’ 25th anniversary Festival of Speed sale (four if you include the F40 once owned by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour), Bonhams raised an astonishing $1,068,858 on a 1973 Porsche RS 2.7 Lightweight. Although million-dollar sales of the rare 200 M471 versions aren’t unheard of, this one had quite a history behind it, once being a wide-bodied RS replica following a rally career that had done in its original engine. Of the star trio, the Mercedes 300SL was rather driver-quality, yet took strong money at $1.15m — maybe the price doesn’t look so impressive in dollars, but remember how much the pound has devalued in the past year: at home the number was almost £900k sterling. Edwardian and vintage cars did well: A 1911 Mercedes Simplex 28/50hp Roi des Belges Tourer in single-family ownership for the past 60 years sold for $463,305. A 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost, originally the property of His Highness the Maharana 110 Sir Fateh Singh Bahadur of Udaipur, went well over its estimate to $708,410 following a battle between two bidders in the room and one on the telephone. It was the same with the 1908 Hotchkiss 16/20hp Type T Roi des Belges, finishing up at $210,991. The top British car was the very original 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Sedanca Chichester, U.K. de Ville, which Bonhams had sold before (in a different color) and this time fetched just over $1m. A “Project” number adds value to any Aston Martin, and the 1957 DB Mk III Prototype DP 193 hit $435k, almost 50% more than what a regular Mk III sells for today. Nearly all of the small collection of rac- ing driver Joy Rainey sold well over estimate, although her supercharged special based on a 1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 was on the money at $290k. A box of 6C 2500 S bits that could form the basis of another special followed at $23k — and the buyer sold the engine parts alone for the same sum the following day. Back to those “big car” no-sales, both expected to crack a million dollars: The F40, although beautifully presented, had been fire damaged and repaired, and the 356 Carrera had lost its original engine and was sporting some non-standard touches. At the milliondollar end of the collector car market, these things matter, but I had expected the very original 1923 Bugatti Type 23 Torpedo to sell at the required £1/2m ($650k) or so, instead of falling well short. ♦ Sales Totals $60m $40m $50m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 15% on first $64,890 bid, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.78)


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 8 #234-1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost tourer. S/N: 64AB. White/black cloth/green leather. RHD. “The Maharana’s Silver Ghost,” on the colonial (high ground clearance) chassis. Body and interior trim are less than 10 years old and still excellent, paint and plating all good, lovely Elliot instruments. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $708,410. Originally with Hooper torpedo coachwork, then a Maythorn limo from 1941, followed by a Studebaker tourer body fitted while it was in South Africa. Rebodied in this Cann & Co. style by Steve Penny in the U.K. 2009. Estimate of £300k–£400k ($389k–$519k) looked right for a rebodied Ghost, as so many have been, and it did well to get this far, 25% over that. TOP 10 No. 5 #237-1931 BENTLEY 8 LITRE Saloon. S/N: YM5034. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 19,453 miles. Mas- sively imposing LWB car, with a fantastic interior displaying a beautiful patina even though it’s a retrim. Refurbished in recent years to bring it back exactly to original spec. Paint good, with nice coachlines, excellent chrome. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $131,692. This is the sort of money that a nicely restored car goes for, though possible tenuous Ecurie Ecosse link may have helped it along. Once again this underlines the importance and value placed on originality. So please, please, nobody restore it. #221-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 road- SOLD AT $1,003,978. In Florida 1986 to early 1990s. Last seen in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database December 2008, when it sold at Bonhams’ Olympia auction for $506,900 (SCM# 1642646). Though estimated at £900k ($1.17m), I’d say £800k ($1m) was on the money, and it got pretty much all the way there. #283-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N: 660661. Sage Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 6 miles. Like new, because it effectively is, with excellent door gaps. Was once a fastback, now with aluminum body, rack-andpinion steering, disc brakes, Sigma engine, 5-speed gearbox. New green leather on custom bucket seats is unmarked. Clutch problem noted, to be fixed at the vendor’s expense. 112 ster. S/N: BN2228607. Florida Green & white/ turquoise leather. RHD. Odo: 81,363 miles. Restored to probably better than new, although this was always a show car and would have been as perfect as DMH, Geoffrey and the men at The Cape Works could make it. New leather, paint still looks new, excellent panel fit and gaps. Motor now in “Le Mans” spec. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $138,901. Hammered just behind the £100k ($130k) lower estimate. As with a lot of these projects, there’s a certain “why bother” element; admittedly, this was already a “got at” car that already had rack-and-pinion and discs, but after all that upgrade work, you have something worth about the same as a nice, stock example and it still won’t handle or go as well as an E-type—so why not just buy the E-type? #261-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N: 669035. Light blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 82,152 miles. Very original-looking, door fit pretty good—both have good gaps and have only dropped slightly on hinges. Very creased original leather, carpets and doors a bit grubby. Peeling original Ecurie Ecosse stickers on nose and tail. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $434,469. Design Project 193 was the prototype DB Mk III to replace the DB2/4, the only one with discs all around. Ran in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally with Raymond Baxter and Jack Reese. Sold just over the bottom estimate, only surprise being that it didn’t go a bit more for a car with a DP number—witness the rotten 1949 DB team car that sold for mega money, near $900k, at this sale last year (SCM# 6803758). #241-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series I coupe. S/N: DB4147R. Silver Blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 26 miles. 47th DB4 made. Body replaced in 1960 following an accident, which is why it looks like a Series II with deep hood scoop. Restored in South Africa 2014 to ’15, unused since, so straight, clean and with leather like new. One small chip at front of bonnet and some overspray on floorpans. Cond: 2-. ams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 8 #234-1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost tourer. S/N: 64AB. White/black cloth/green leather. RHD. “The Maharana’s Silver Ghost,” on the colo- nial (high ground clearance) chassis. Body and interior trim are less than 10 years old and still excellent, paint and plating all good, lovely Elliot instruments. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $708,410. Originally with Hooper torpedo coachwork, then a Maythorn limo from 1941, followed by a Studebaker tourer body fitted while it was in South Africa. Rebodied in this Cann & Co. style by Steve Penny in the U.K. 2009. Estimate of £300k–£400k ($389k–$519k) looked right for a rebodied Ghost, as so many have been, and it did well to get this far, 25% over that. TOP 10 No. 5 #237-1931 BENTLEY 8 LITRE Sa- loon. S/N: YM5034. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 19,453 miles. Mas- sively imposing LWB car, with a fantastic interior displaying a beautiful patina even though it’s a retrim. Refurbished in recent years to bring it back exactly to original spec. Paint good, with nice coachlines, excellent chrome. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $131,692. This is the sort of money that a nicely restored car goes for, though pos- sible tenuous Ecurie Ecosse link may have helped it along. Once again this underlines the importance and value placed on originality. So please, please, nobody restore it. #221-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 road- SOLD AT $1,003,978. In Florida 1986 to early 1990s. Last seen in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database December 2008, when it sold at Bonhams’ Olympia auction for $506,900 (SCM# 1642646). Though estimated at £900k ($1.17m), I’d say £800k ($1m) was on the money, and it got pretty much all the way there. #283-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N: 660661. Sage Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 6 miles. Like new, because it effectively is, with excellent door gaps. Was once a fast- back, now with aluminum body, rack-and- pinion steering, disc brakes, Sigma engine, 5-speed gearbox. New green leather on custom bucket seats is unmarked. Clutch problem noted, to be fixed at the vendor’s expense. 112 ster. S/N: BN2228607. Florida Green & white/ turquoise leather. RHD. Odo: 81,363 miles. Restored to probably better than new, although this was always a show car and would have been as perfect as DMH, Geoffrey and the men at The Cape Works could make it. New leather, paint still looks new, excellent panel fit and gaps. Motor now in “Le Mans” spec. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $138,901. Hammered just behind the £100k ($130k) lower estimate. As with a lot of these projects, there’s a certain “why bother” element; admittedly, this was already a “got at” car that already had rack-and-pin- ion and discs, but after all that upgrade work, you have something worth about the same as a nice, stock example and it still won’t handle or go as well as an E-type—so why not just buy the E-type? #261-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N: 669035. Light blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 82,152 miles. Very original-looking, door fit pretty good—both have good gaps and have only dropped slightly on hinges. Very creased original leather, carpets and doors a bit grubby. Peeling original Ecurie Ecosse stickers on nose and tail. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $434,469. Design Project 193 was the prototype DB Mk III to replace the DB2/4, the only one with discs all around. Ran in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally with Raymond Baxter and Jack Reese. Sold just over the bottom esti- mate, only surprise being that it didn’t go a bit more for a car with a DP number—witness the rotten 1949 DB team car that sold for mega money, near $900k, at this sale last year (SCM# 6803758). #241-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series I coupe. S/N: DB4147R. Silver Blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 26 miles. 47th DB4 made. Body replaced in 1960 following an accident, which is why it looks like a Series II with deep hood scoop. Restored in South Africa 2014 to ’15, unused since, so straight, clean and with leather like new. One small chip at front of bonnet and some overspray on floorpans. Cond: 2-. SOLD SOLD AT $146,110. Hammered sold just on the bottom estimate of £100k ($130k). Not huge money for an early show Healey, when one of the handful of remaining Warwick-built pre-production cars is on the market for “half a 100S,” or about £450k ($584k). #224-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK III prototype coupe. S/N: AM3003A1300. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 11,022 miles. Rally car in “as-used” condition, though obviously well kept up, as wiring harness is new, though it’s lost the extra over-screen wiper it wore in ’58, as well as the front bumper. Originally gray with green leather. Panel gaps so large it looks as if the front clamshell is going to fall off. Loads of old U.S. license plates wedged in the headlining. Paint scraped here and there, well-creased leather. If it stays in the E.U., expect a 5% tax. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $420,051. In the vendor’s ownership since 1976, and from then to 2014 homed in Toronto. In SCM’s database twice in 2016; no takers against a £360k–£440k ($526k– $644k) estimate at Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Works sale in May (SCM# 6806807) and stalled at the last Goodwood Festival of Speed sale against a much-reduced £280k–£350k ($376k–$470k) estimate (SCM# 6806690). This time sold mid-estimate, slightly light, but probably down to slight mongrel status, which in 1960 probably would have been seen as a desirable upgrade. #228-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I convertible. S/N: 850454. Silver/dark blue cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 41 miles. Recently restored in original colors, rear panweld dimples filled, gray hood frame, new leather. Upgrades include Tremec 5-speed, four-pot front calipers, aluminum radiator, electric fan. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $134,576. Supplied new to the Republic of Ireland and still registered there. Sold right for solidity, originality and overall condition. #279-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 4.2 coupe. S/N: DB62726R. Metallic blue/gray leather. RHD. Slightly tired older paint and original chrome but solid enough, with sills replaced 20 years ago. Motor clean and tidy, was punched out to 4.2 liters during 2005 rebuild. Original 3-speed auto has been replaced by a modern 4-speed ZF. Interior tidy, with lightly worn leather to correct pattern. Chrome wheels, but original powder-coated wires come with it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $333,544. On the money for an “as-new one.” #284-1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE convert- ible. S/N: 1E1298. Metallic blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 54,326 miles. Very early 4.2 and very original with slightly cloudy and buffed paint, still with dealer sticker in back window of hard top. Twin foglights mounted in air intake, U.S. style, plus U.S.-style front bumper. Whitewalls. New exhausts. Underseal under rear pan. Worn/slightly corroded rear bumpers. Nicely aged original seat leather though gearstick shroud painted red. Cond: 3+. in today’s market. Witness the barn-find Vantage that sold at Woodcote Park a couple of weeks previously for a strong $322,266 (SCM# 6839482). Well bought. #208-1970 MORRIS MINOR 1000 rally 2-dr sedan. S/N: MA2S5D1284282M. Blue/ blue vinyl. RHD. Built in 2003 from New Old Stock shell, Marina brakes, rebuilt engine plus roll bar. No rear seat, extra instruments, modern switchgear on stalks. Generally good order for a working rally car, with recent engine rebuild. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,505. Joy Rainey’s rally car, which she used on the 2004 London-Sydney Marathon. Sold almost three times over lower estimate, which looked rather low, as you pay almost this much for a nicely restored Morris Traveller, with the saloons coming in a little cheaper. #265-1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE V8 SOLD AT $225,409. In the U.S. in the ’70s and ’80s. It’s got a few things against it—sunroof and an auto, though the modern 4-speed should in practice be as useful as a period 5-speed manual—but this is a very cheap DB6 Beacham convertible. S/N: 1S50394. White/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,650 miles. Looks like a V12 E-type, but has been completely re-engineered or Beachamised, with supercharged V8, J-gate auto, power steering, modern interior with a/c. Pearl paint rather striking, on body shell that was originally a 2+2. All in excellent order except that airbag light is permanently on. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $138,901. Sold for about the price of a really clean, original and unmolested S3 roadster, same as last time Bonhams sold it, at last Hendon sale in December 2015, for $144,579 (when that was £95k: now it’s £111k; SCM# 6798785). Or put another way, for this money you could have both a nice original V12 E-type plus the XKR that donated all its mechanicals. #242-1979 MG MIDGET 1500 convert- ible. S/N: GAN6229488G. Black/black vinyl/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 35 miles. Limitededition run-out model, stored since new, never registered and less than delivery mileage on the clock. Includes original jack, tools and never-used radio fitting kit. Cond: 1-. 114 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. cars disposed of around 10 years ago. In Venice from 2008 until sold by Bonhams at its 2015 Grand Palais Paris auction, wearing later-style alloys, with 40,412 miles up, for $104k (SCM# 6780158). Again sold where a decent Corniche convertible sells, so no premium for celebrity ownership this time or last. FRENCH SOLD AT $37,010. The least desirable Midget model, with Triumph engine, Marina gearbox and raised ride height to get the bumpers and lights high enough (yes, I know... it was a federal requirement). But unrepeatable (until the next one comes out of the woodwork) and sold for twice the pre-sale estimate. #217-1985 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N: SCBZD0002FCH10168. Maroon/beige cloth/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 40,875 miles. Bentley’s Corniche. Generally good all around, back on original-style steel wheels, leather only lightly worn, very period mobile phone still in center console. Cond: 3+. #274-1908 HOTCHKISS 16/20HP Roides-Belges. S/N: 1219. Maroon/maroon leather. RHD. Imposing, though Type T was the smallest model Hotchkiss offered at the time. Restored 1998 and still very good. Nice paint, excellent brass, buttoned leather shiny and bursting with vigor. Cond: 2-. original with original chassis, body and 16v engine, though restored 2009/2010. Very good paint and nickel plate, leather still looks new. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $584,013. In France most of its life, to Italy in 2009. Chairman’s Award at Pebble Beach 2011. Not sold against a £550k–£650k ($714k–$844k) estimate. #244-1930 BUGATTI TYPE 46 2-dr se- dan. S/N: 46219. Yellow & black/tan leather. RHD. “Baby Royale” presents well, looks gently titivated over the years rather than totally restored; nice paint, Marchal lamps have good plating. Nice dash and instruments, leather has good patina. Not the swoopiest, sexiest body but it is the original. A really proper old thing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $117,274. Formerly the property of Elton John (he bought it before he was “Sir”), used in the video for “Nikita” on its original number B120 WYM, one of a number of his SOLD AT $210,991. Thought to be the oldest surviving Hotchkiss with its original body, though British Hotchkiss Society has it listed as a 1907. In this ownership since 2000. Sold way over the £80k–£100k ($104k–$130k) estimate, but it’s a well-known car and basically unrepeatable. #249-1923 BUGATTI TYPE 23 Brescia Modifié Torpedo roadster. S/N: 1709. Blue/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 28,132 miles. Very SOLD AT $362,379. Originally the road-test car for The Autocar and The Motor in 1930 and 1931. Formerly owned by David ScottMoncrieff, who detailed his 18,000-mile Baltic Tour in it in his book Escape from Peace. In this ownership 42 years. Great history and sold well over estimate. #207-1938 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT cabriolet. Black/tan leather. Very good order but a bitsa. Not clear whether it’s a 7CV (1,628-cc) or an 11CV (1,911-cc). Has a regular Traction chassis number (not quoted) but the body has a roadster body number, so it looks as if this body was transferred to another chassis early in its life. Good all around with nice paint and leather. Cond: 2-. 116 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. SOLD AT $96,549. All-in price was £5k under the lower estimate of £80k ($104k), equating to a top bid of about £65k, or $85k, which demonstrates the market’s mistrust of anything it finds remotely hooky, even though this was all Citroën and has been this way for at least 58 years. IRISH #202-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N: SCEDT26T4BD005175. Brushed Stainless/gray leather. Odo: 8,834 miles. U.S.market car. Fair, but pretty rubbish bonnet/ nose fit, and roof skin is loose. Interior only lightly worn. Cond: 3+. at about the same price as a nicely original Bentley 3 Litre. #223-1955 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Speed- ster. S/N: 80773. Silver/black leather. Odo: 58,549 miles. Though the late John Coombs is synonymous with Jags, he had other marques including this... Bought from Virginia in 2004, then restored, so pretty near perfect. New engine, now with hydraulic clutch. New seat leather just breathing a bit is the only tiny nuance of character. Needs a damn good seeingto. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,373. First U.K.-registered 2016. On the money for a decent DeLorean in the U.K.—though this looked well sold for a car with fit and finish issues. Put that down to manual trans, always preferred in the U.K., plus low mileage. GERMAN #220-1911 MERCEDES-BENZ 28/50HP tourer. S/N: 11138. Cream/ red leather. RHD. Very, very original and very massive. Once had a bus body, restored in late ’50s or early ’60s with this English-built Roi-des-Belges tourer body, and paint now flaking a little on chassis. Leather has a lovely patina, brass to radiator shell nicely, evenly dulled. “Please do not touch” sign looked a little incongruous as it’s survived two world wars and in a coming-together incident would probably pulverize a modern and remain unscathed. Cond: 3-. TOP 10 No. 10 SOLD AT $391,215. Lawdy, are they this much now? That’s good going for an overgrown Beetle, but it appears market-correct. Coombs ownership (from 2004, bought for his wife after rejecting on arrival four others he had bought from the U.S.) might have helped. In Monaco (where Coombs lived) 2013–14, then back to the U.K. #218-1957 PORSCHE 356A Carrera Speedster. S/N: 83727. Red/black leather & cord. RHD. Odo: 24,722 miles. Good all around, straight with good panel gaps, though ugly roll bar rather spoils the look. Newish interior with unworn cord seat inserts. Not original engine, but correct 4-cam GS type fitted in mid-’80s, now with air boxes and louvered engine lid fitted during 2012–14 restoration. Wider front brakes and Derrington steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $463,305. Originally supplied to France, later appeared in the 1965 British action caper—sorry, period drama movie— “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.” In this family ownership since 1957. Sold slap in the middle of the estimate range October 2017 NOT SOLD AT $1,064,201. Not sold against an estimate of £900k–£1m ($1.17m–$1.3m). One of three RHD Carrera Speedsters, all delivered to Australia, and one of the star lots, displayed up front on a plinth alongside the Mercedes Gullwing—which sold—and the Bugatti Type 23—which didn’t. These are so rare that I thought its sale was a foregone conclusion, but at this level perhaps the nonoriginal engine spoils everything. TOP 10 No. 2 #226-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N: 19804210003042. Red/black leather. Odo: 77,580 117


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. miles. Disc-brake car with hard top. Older resto with cracked paint. Trunk-lid fit off. Chrome okay, headlight surrounds a little dinged. Rudge wheels with paint on rims and mismatched tires (ancient XASs on one end), some wear and creasing to leather, motor in “used” condition. Cond: 3+. estimate. Fourteen lots later, the ex-Peter Sellers 1978 911 turbo in the same color but rather less loved failed to sell at £60k–£80k ($78k–$104k). ITALIAN #211-1936 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 Su- SOLD AT $1,155,366. Supplied new in the U.S., to the U.K. in 1989. Honest old thing that had a slightly faded charm about it— that’ll no doubt be restored to within an inch of its life. Shame. In this age of perfection, a bit of patina comes as welcome relief. TOP 10 No. 4 #245-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS lightweight coupe. S/N: 9113601496. White & red/black vinyl & ve- lour. RHD. Odo: 29,198 miles. Third-series car. Presents very well, but it’s had quite a history, having been a rally car, then a widearched RSR replica painted black. Now in original spec, except for RS Safari seats. Uncorroded with lots of Waxoyl evident, a couple of chips out of paint behind left door. Cond: 2-. percharged Special roadster. S/N: 813107. Red/black leather. RHD. Well-known special built by Murray Rainey in the ‘70s and raced by himself and daughter Joy. Supercharged by twin de Havilland (a jet fighter) cabin blowers. Very patinated once-black leather, four wads of scrutineering stickers about 1/4-inch thick stuck to dashboard, sits on aged Dunlops. Foot-pedal blocks—the Raineys are of rather reduced stature—now removed so a regularsize driver can fit. Odometer missing from speedo. Cond: 3. stiffer springs and anti-roll bar plus electric power steering. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $275,872. Sold just on the lower estimate of £200k ($260k). They’re catching up, but still only just over half the price of a DB4, making them look a relative bargain. TOP 10 No. 9 #215-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N: 16043. Red/black & red leather. RHD. Odo: 41,345 miles. Well-seasoned old thing, restored in ’90s, repainted 2006, still decent though now with a few marks. Leather is original and nicely settled in, dash top okay. Newish exhausts, nine-inch rears. Full tool set. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,068,858. One of 200 M471 Lightweights and one of only 17 in RHD. Irish supplied, came to England in 1974 where it was rallied, blown up and fitted with a replacement engine before finally being restored in 1999. With what’s behind it, I’m surprised it fetched much more than Touring money, so well sold. #268-1982 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZCS000482. Black/black leather. Odo: 27,618 km. Really sharp and low-mileage German-market car. Interior perfect with leather hardly worn—strangely, more so on passenger’s seat than driver’s. Aftermarket exhaust and intercooler fitted; original cooler and single-pipe rear valance come with car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $160,528. Three owners from new; was in France, imported to the U.K. in 2014. Pretty much on the money, though sold some way under the rather speculative £140k– £160k ($182k–$208k) 118 SOLD AT $290,290. This was among four cars and a pile of Alfa bits being sold by Joy Rainey, and it hammered just under the bottom estimate of £220k ($286k). Though it’s not quite what you’d expect if someone said “6C 2300 supercharged,” it can—and has—run with the VSCC, and its last outing was at Shelsley Walsh in 2012. I’d say fair money for a piece of history. Next up was the box of bits for a 6C 2500 S project that never happened, at £17,250 ($22.4k); the vendor sold the engine for the same sum the next day. #219-1960 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N: AM1011120. Red/black leather. RHD. Restored (during which time it changed ownership) in mid ’90s by U.K. Maserati specialist Bill McGrath, repainted 2013 and still presents excellently. Brightwork all good, leather still taut. Disc brakes from new, and now with “ Came to England in 1974, where it was rallied, blown up and fitted with a replacement engine before finally being restored in 1999. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS lightweight coupe SOLD AT $693,992. I recognize the registration number, which has been on it since 2011, but can’t find any record of it at previous auctions, though it was recently with DK Engineering. Sold right for today’s market at a mid-estimate figure, or a bit less than a DB5. Something’s wrong with this picture... #232-1973 ISO GRIFO Series II coupe. S/N: FAGL310395. Maroon/beige leather. Odo: 43,435 miles. Series II, which means Ford power rather than 327 SBC in most of Sports Car Market ”


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. the 413 built. Restored in 2005–07 in California, incredibly straight and shiny on the outside, good panel gaps, battered and cracked original leather on the inside. California title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $268,663. Not sold at $283,700 at Bonhams’ Monte Carlo May 2016 sale (SCM# 6799980). This time caught a similar but fair number, though hammered a little way short of the £200k ($260k) lower estimate. As it’s a U.S. import, 5% to add to the price if it stays in the E.U. #246-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N: 07026. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 17,880 km. Repaint and new wheels in 2016. Okay panel fit (and rear lid lines up on both sides, almost unheard of), seat vinyl slightly baggy, though catalog says it’s a leather retrim; didn’t feel like it. New carpets, new mouse fur. Not original engine but it is available. Documented speedo change means true mileage is plus 100,000 at least. Refreshingly, not a Prancing Horse or Ferrari script in sight... Cond: 2-. restored in Australia 2008. Still excellent, with newish leather, paint generously applied but slightly cloudy. Modern a/c, central-locking Miura wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $174,946. Catalog says it was acquired by the vendor in 2008, but I’ve got it as sold for $171,867 when I saw it at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé sale at Blenheim Palace on September 3, 2016 (SCM# 6804851). Here sold for a smidge more, but not enough to cover the auction fees. started the restoration and was selling the car, although the rebuild was completed in England by Moto-Technique. Offered “refer department” but not sold at a high bid of $941k. Though it’s the most collectible spec, there are less storied cars out there... AMERICAN Suggests this is just one example of an owner getting out before the U.K. economy tanks even further as Brexit negotiations continue to disintegrate into shambles. SOLD AT $326,335. Swiss titled. Nice lot number! Sold where expected, confirming that Dinos have slipped back a bit from the previous peak of 2014. They’ll be back... if you can play the waiting game. #233-1974 LAMBORGHINI JARAMA S coupe. S/N: 10608. Gunmetal/black leather. RHD. One of 18 RHD Ss, originally yellow, #264-1988 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFGJ34B00078036. Red/red velour. Odo: 14,200 km. Non-cat, non-adjust, sliding-window car. Just restored by Moto-Technique following an engine fire around 10 years ago, cost €350,000. Excellent all around. Carbon weave just visible under paint, though that doesn’t mean much, as they were all different; no cracks in C-pillars, seat velour unworn. Some digits appear to be missing from odometer. Dutch title. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $940,910. One of a pair bought by Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and David Gilmour—Mason kept his, Gilmour sold this in the mid– ’90s, then it went to a Norwegian owner after an engine fire. Dino Service of Holland #204-1964 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N: 5F09A323077. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 50,977 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sharplooking A-code fastback, good paint, okay rechrome, Rally Pac instruments, add-on a/c, original vinyl just starting to crack on driver’s seat. Various dress-up items on motor including Cobra valve covers, Offenhauser inlet manifold, Edelbrock four-barrel, aluminum radiator, plus electronic ignition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,452. Imported from Texas in 2012, sold for quite strong money, though it was rather hopefully estimated for more. #270-1967 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N: 242677B132241. Bronze/white vinyl/white & pearl vinyl. Odo: 12,408 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight, clean, repainted. Pearl vinyl to seats unmarked. Decent vinyl top. Motor clean and tidy. Power top, steering and brakes. Hurst dual-gate shifter. Cond: 2-. BEST BUY SOLD AT $35,530. Three owners from new, imported from Pennsylvania in 2011. Bought by the vendor at Bonhams’ 2012 Beaulieu sale for $66,026 (SCM# 4944686) and it was a hard sell then. This is only Mustang money, folks... © 120 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA RM Sotheby’s — Santa Monica 2017 RM Sotheby’s teams up with Auctions America to offer European sports cars and American cruisers Company RM Sotheby’s Date June 24, 2017 Location Santa Monica, CA Auctioneer Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 111/175 Sales rate 63% Sales total $9,180,835 High sale 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,100,000 Buyer’s premium Sought-after model sold for a sought-after price — 1992 Ferrari F40 coupe, sold at $957,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinions in italics A uctions America and RM Sotheby’s held the fifth Santa Monica sale this past June, filling the massive hangars at the Santa Monica Airport with numerous exotics, classic cars and motorcycles. Planes taking off and landing in the background truly made the sale feel like a special event. Buyers could peruse vehicles from During the previews, the Mercedes shared center stage with a 1992 Ferrari F40, which sold for $975,000. But while the Benz was almost perfect, the F40’s lackluster preparation held back its potential. While it sold within its estimate, it was $250k shy of its median price in the SCM Pocket Price Guide. The Ferrari F40 has a permanent pedestal in the collector car world, but even a sub-par cleaning can knock it down a step. Santa Monica, CA both ends of the spectrum along with the no-reserve Oliver Collection. From Full Classics to relatively mundane mid-1970s drivers, sales prices ranged from over $1m for a 300SL to $2,000 for a first-generation Cadillac Seville. There were fully restored classics and cars in need of a range of repairs. The buyers had options for whatever particular level of restoration was desired. That 300SL was the auction’s top seller. It looked fantastic in Light Green Poly with a dark green leather interior. The car was displayed center stage on a turntable for all to appreciate during the preview. Selling at $1,100,000, the car was originally delivered in Fire Engine Red. Its only really visible flaw was a slight paint swirl; everything else seemed to be just right. 122 Carrera RS 3.8, which sold for $434,500, to a 1976 Porsche 911S Targa that sold at $52,250. A number of very fast modern Porsches did not sell when they crossed the block. The sale also offered several Cadillac convertibles, muscle cars, British sports cars and some very unusual cars as well. The Tatra 603 carried the “weird” flag proudly and ended up selling for well above what was anticipated. Not surprisingly, there were several well-executed trucks at the sale, including a Dodge fire truck that looked like it should have been in a toy box. Auctions America and RM Sotheby’s demonstrated again that the Barker Hangar is an excellent venue for a collector-car auction. Southern California’s car culture calls for a bit extra, and this venue delivers. ♦ Porsches came out in force, totaling 13. They ranged in value from a 1995 911 Sales Totals $20m $15m $10m $5m $0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015


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RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA CZECH #128-1960 TATRA 603 sedan. S/N: BCS7989131293. White/black, red & white vinyl. Odo: 816,896 km. This slightly amphibianlooking car consistently held the attention of a number of people. There is no part of this car that is well done. The paint and panel fit are troubling, with cracks and odd alignments. The trim is aged and seems assembled in a slightly off fashion. Under the rear hood, the tiny V8 is housed in an engine compartment that is greatly in need of detailing. The two cooling fans mounted on either side of the bottom of the air-cooled engine are unusual and dominate the view. Inside the car, the theme is repeated. There are items that need repair; the doors are heavy and solid but are missing a few pieces. The dash is mostly complete, but hanging wires distract. Cond: 3-. 1,340 (SCM# 6708858). The next record shows that the Bentley appeared at RM Sotheby’s Phoenix sale in January 2017, where it did not sell at a final bid of $270,000 (SCM# 6827352). #133-1963 TRIUMPH TR3B roadster. S/N: TCF2639L. Pale yellow/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 64,436 miles. This Triumph was completely restored in 2007, 500 miles ago. The light yellow is attractive and the body is in good condition. The engine compartment shows well. Inside, the interior is in very good condition but for some aging to the gauge glass and chrome surrounds. Cond: 2+. GERMAN #160-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 1210427502033. Black/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 56,877 miles. This SL has been well restored to a concours standard. The gleaming black paint is attractive against the tan leather and canvas. The trim is excellent, as is the panel fit. The inside of the car is well executed, and the painted dash, chrome and glass are a pleasure to look at. The car has nothing to address. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $41,800. Very well sold. This would be a high price for a concours-quality vehicle, which the auction car was not. The cars are interesting and will always draw a crowd. The seller acquired a very unusual vehicle, but it is difficult to imagine there is any profit in the future. ENGLISH #212-1936 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE Sedanca coupe. S/N: B111FC. Black/black vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,355 miles. This stately motor car exudes elegance and also a sporting nature. The paint is well applied, but there is some cracking at the base of windshield. There is also a bit of dulling to the brightwork. Inside, the car is well appointed and the quality is evident throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,200. Well sold and bought. The final price was very close to the price guide current value. The seller received a full market price for the car and the buyer obtained a car with few needs. These attractive cars should follow the market, and the buyer is likely to make a small profit without being forced to wait too long. BEST BUY #191-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vantage coupe. S/N: DB62754L. Black/red leather. Odo: 26,114 miles. This Aston Martin is fantastic. The deep black paint is very well applied to a well-aligned body. The small amount of chrome present is mirror-fresh and straight. The engine compartment is correctly detailed and houses the factory-upgraded, 325-horsepower motor, which is mated to a 5-speed transmission. Inside, the car delivers as a luxury British vehicle should. The feel and smell of the seat leather are as good as one could hope for. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,500. Well sold and bought. The seller obtained almost the full current market value and the buyer acquired a car with no repairs needed. (See profile., p. 92) TOP 10 No. 3 #213-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N: 1980421000061. Light Green Poly/green cloth/ dark green leather. Odo: 77,922 miles. This 300SL was center stage on a turntable for everyone to admire. The car underwent a color change to Light Green Poly. The paint is applied to concours-quality standards with just one pigment swirl on the rear deck. The trim is perfect. Inside, the dark green leather is also in concours condition. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,100,000. Well bought at a price that was approximately 97% of the price guide’s current valuation. This car should only continue to increase in value, and the new owner should be pleased. #224-1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 road- SOLD AT $200,750. Very well sold in excess of the SCM Pocket Price Guide’s current figures. The car was previously seen at RM Auctions’ March 2014 Amelia Island sale, where it sold for $374,000 with mileage showing at 124 SOLD AT $341,000. This car was well bought at a price representing roughly 75% of the price guide’s current value. The car was last seen at RM Sotheby’s Phoenix auction this year, where it did not sell for $285,000 (SCM# 6827346). Perhaps the seller was satisfied, but the buyer has a good deal of extra value built into what should turn out to be a very good investment. ster. S/N: 88222. Ruby Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 73,257 miles. This excellent roadster is a numbers-matching, removablewindshield model. The chrome, paint and rubber are all in excellent condition. The alloy knockoffs complete the look well. The engine compartment is detailed as it should be. There is some wrinkling present in the seat bottoms. There is a tan cloth tonneau cover with brass hardware that suits the car well. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $170,500. Well bought and sold at a price on par with the price guide’s current Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA SOLD AT $128,700. Very well sold at a final price approaching nearly twice the current price-guide value. This was a collectible vehicle with good provenance. Perhaps the Porsche valuation frenzy has not completely started to recede. Unique and particularly attractive cars will command a premium and clearly the buyer (and other bidders) felt the same way. #217-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S valuation. This car was seen at the Worldwide auction held at Auburn in 2013, where it sold for $182,600 (SCM# 6496341). The car also went across the stage at the RM sale in Phoenix in 2014, where it brought $198,000 (SCM# 6723647). #176-1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 coupe. S/N: 129361. Bali Blue/tan leather. Odo: 46,930 miles. This stunning sunroof coupe is reported to retain the original drivetrain. Owned by the current owner since the 1980s, the car was restored to a very high standard. The Bali Blue paint is in good condition, but there are some polish swirls present. The trim is gleaming, but the rear bumper is tight on the driver’s side. The engine compartment has been detailed to showroom-fresh condition. Inside, the interior is in excellent condition but for a bit of wear on the driver’s seat piping. Cond: 1. coupe. S/N: WP0AC2994VS375734. Silver/ gray leather. Odo: 66,979 miles. This attractive Porsche is one of 183 for North America. The factory paint is still deep and shiny, but the nose of the car has a great deal of nicks and chips from use. The engine compartment is well detailed. Inside, carbon-fiber accents are present, as is an old satellite-radio system. Both the seat and the threshold show wear. Cond: 1-. The gullwing doors reveal an interior in excellent condition as well, with carbon-fiber trimmings. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $264,000. Well bought at a sale price which was more than $50,000 below price-guide current valuation. There is little doubt that the new owner can recover the investment and make a profit. ITALIAN SOLD AT $220,000. Very well sold at a price that is $18k above the current price-guide value. There is no slowing of the increasing Porsche prices for some models. #214-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N: WDDAJ76F25M000495. Crystal Laurite Silver/red leather. Odo: 8,000 miles. This car is painted a radiant silver that has amazing depth. What trim there is is in excellent shape, as one would expect from an exotic car with less than 8,000 miles. SOLD AT $957,000. Very well bought at a sale price 20% below the price guide’s current value. The buyer obtained a sought-after model for a sought-after price. AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 7 #187-1930 CADILLAC V16 roadster. S/N: 701070. Brewster Green & black/khaki canvas/brown leather. Odo: 72,064 miles. This is an impressive and imposing car. Finished in a very dark green, the car is well executed with concours-quality #229-1992 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFMN34A7N0093065. Red/red cloth. Odo: 15,888 miles. This Ferrari sat up on the main stage for all to see. The car has good panel fit, but the paint is dull. Perhaps the buff was never completed, but the overall impression is not crisp. Inside, there is some wear at the door sill. The overall feel inside is slightly worn. Cond: 2. TOP 10 No. 6 126 Sports Car Market


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On the Radar The Odds and Sods Edition These cars are now over 25 years old and legal to import into the United States for the first time. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1992 Bandini 1000 Turbo Pros: This was the last car from the legendary Ilario Bandini, who had a respectable racing history dating back to 1946. The engine is a 929-cc, DOHC turbo with a 10k redline. The car has a 5-speed manual transmission. 4-wheel disc brakes and independent rear suspension. Cons: Bandini only made one, so everything about this car is unique. Don’t break it. Visually, the car is polarizing — to say the least. Price Range: TBD, plus import costs. 1992 TVR Chimaera paint and trim. Under the hood, the big V16 engine is positioned low in the chassis. Inside, the interior is gleaming and inviting. The only sign of wear is some leather wear and seatcushion breakdown behind the wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $797,500. The V16 was very well sold at a price $250k higher than the current price guide. These Full Classics are generally a good investment. At the price the buyer acquired an attractive, rare and impressive vehicle. It is most unlikely that any profit can be had for quite some time. #207-1936 LINCOLN ZEPHYR V12 Twin-Grille sedan. S/N: H25803. Black/ brown & tan leather. Odo: 19,898 miles. This twin-grille Zephyr catches the eye, despite the very rough condition. The paint is almost completely gone and the doors sag even while closed. There is surface rust present and the windows are all delaminating. Under the hood is a standard V12. The second grille was said to have been added for extra cooling, but the half-inch-thick safe in the trunk may mean that the owner just wanted to be unique. Inside, the interior is in surprisingly good shape. Custom ostrich and possibly boar skin seats, door panels and headliner have very little wear. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $49,500. Well bought at a price well below the market. For a car with only minimal needs, the buyer acquired a very popular car in an attractive color scheme with only the smallest of needs. The car is well sorted and should provide a profit in the future. #155-1946 PACKARD CUSTOM SUPER CLIPPER limousine. S/N: F502724. Black/ black leather. Odo: 76,992 miles. 356-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. This stately Packard has been used as intended and displays the signs of being well cared for. One of 1,291 built. The paint is worn through in areas and there are some areas of surface rust at the rear deck and inside the trunk. The trim has some dulling and scratches. There are a few chips in the windshield. Inside, the interior is worn, with several areas requiring attention. However, all of the damage is consistent with proud use. The claimed originality is believable. Cond: 3+. RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA Pros: Rover V8 power means easy parts and expertise availability. The car has independent suspension all around, and there is reasonable TVR support in America. The engine cranks out 240 to 340 horsepower, depending on the exact model. Expect 0–60 mph times of 4.1 to 5.1 seconds. Cons: Extensive forum threads on improving handling are long on ideas and short on results. Chassis rust is an issue. Price Range: $10k–$40k, plus import costs. 1992 Toyota Sera SOLD AT $57,750. Very well sold at twice the price of what these cars are valued at. Although the car is too weathered to use the term “patina,” it is unique. Uniqueness can result in a small pool of potential buyers; perhaps if the new owner is patient, such a thing might happen. #186-1940 FORD DELUXE convertible. S/N: 185756108. Yosemite Green/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,193 miles. This is an attractive Ford, restored to a very high standard. The paint is well applied. Panel fit is good. While some of the chrome trim has issues, the car is great to look at. The same quality is evident under the hood and inside the convertible as well. Cond: 1-. Pros: It’s a Toyota, so it should be reasonably trouble-free. The butterfly doors are super cool, and there’s excellent visibility with lots of glass all the way around — even on top. A 5-speed manual transmission was available. The Sera was originally marketed as an alternative to the sporty MR2. Cons: The 108-horsepower engine won’t win any races. Many have had the engine replaced with something sportier. Rear drum brakes say ho-hum performance. Price Range: $7k–$10k, plus import costs. ♦ 128 SOLD AT $29,700. Well sold at a price just over the price-guide valuation figure. If the new owner simply wants to enjoy and use the car as-is, then there is room to obtain a similar price in the future. If some amount of restoration is intended, then it could be a while before the new owner will be able to break even. #188-1948 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N: 7406635. Seacrest Green/tan cloth/green & tan leather. Odo: 64,559 miles. 323-ci I8, 1-bbl, auto. This Chrysler is an excellent example of the model in a very attractive color. Paint quality is very good. The wood is glossy and everything lines up well. There is some dulling to some of the chrome. The top is in good condition except for some excess glue along the leading edge. Inside, the interior is finished to the same standard. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,100. Well bought at a price $30k below the price guide’s current market value. The seller paid for, and received, a car Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA with minimal concerns. This car was last seen in June 2008 at Bonhams’ Greenwich auction, where it sold for $150,000 with roughly 300 fewer miles showing on the odometer (SCM# 1640907). Proof of the type of difference a decade can make on even those cars which were once invincible for collecting. #106-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N: VC55N063561. Seamist & Neptune Green/green & white vinyl. Odo: 10,731 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. This Nomad reveals more problems the more you look. The non-original paint was well applied some time ago in an excellent color scheme. However, close inspection reveals bubbling, cracks and chips. The chrome trim is nice. The drivetrain is unremarkable but for the recently rebuilt transmission. Inside, the attractive color combination pairs well with the green and white interior. There is heavy evidence of wear inside and more than a little of the dash paint is scratched away. Cond: 2-. people at the auction who also felt that the car was in as good of a condition as this analyst did. #181-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham sedan. S/N: 5770089009. Dark silver/stainless steel/white & black leather. Odo: 58,637 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. This Eldorado Brougham is finished in an attractive dark silver that almost verges on gray. Stated to have been with the same owner since the 1980s, the car has several signs of wear and aging. The paint is in good condition, but the panel fit is off in places. The driver’s side doors are nearly touching. The glass is delaminating and the Sabre wheels need to be restored. The brightwork in general is aging, cloudy and the front grille and bumper need to be addressed, as does the fuel-door trim. Inside, the leather is in fair condition, but the dash has significant rippling and damage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,650. Very well bought at onethird under the price guide value. Even if the new owner went as far as a full, proper paint job, there is still good room to enjoy this attractive car and realize a nice return on the investment. Nomads will always do well. #171-1956 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N: 5662045126. Soft pink/white vinyl/black & white leather. Odo: 14,192 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This Cadillac was restored to a good standard many years ago. The work has held up well and the car is full of pleasant surprises. The paint was well prepared and applied and remains in good condition. The panel fit is very good, even the add-on Continental kit. The glass and trim are still nice. The interior has a few issues where age is beginning to show its toll on the materials and some trim pieces. But the car has fewer problems than expected. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. Well sold and bought. For the condition, the seller obtained roughly 80% of the current price-guide value for a car with needs. As one of only 400, the car will prove expensive and challenging to obtain parts for, if restoration is in its future. #116-1958 DODGE D100 Sweptside pickup. S/N: L8D1L16797. Valley Green & Sahara Beige/tan vinyl. Odo: 61,575 miles. 315-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. This is a great-looking truck, which has appeared on the cover of Vintage Truck magazine. Repainted to a very high standard, the original colors are muted and classy. Some of the chrome trim pieces are showing their age and need to be refinished as there is no doubt that finding replacement pieces would be a challenge. This was Dodge’s answer to GM’s Cameo trucks. Created by grafting the sides and rear of a Mopar wagon onto the truck bed. This one is in new condition. The engine bay is perfect and proudly displays the small Hemi. Inside the cab, the spartan interior of this truck is filled with the options of the day, including a ceiling-mounted AM radio. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $71,500. Well sold at a price nearly $10,000 over the current price-guide value for the car. The buyer obtained a car which does need to have some items addressed. However, the overall condition of the car does explain the final bid. Clearly, there were at least two October 2017 129


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RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA SOLD AT $57,200. Dodge trucks are not common, as they generally sold many less models then the other manufacturers, and well-done examples always draw interest. The buyer received a rare model that has undergone a concours-quality restoration. It may not be easy to earn a profit, but if it is possible, this is the truck to do it. #136-1959 STUDEBAKER 4E 11D pickup. S/N: E11D13517. Cream/brown cloth & vinyl. Odo: 72,284 miles. 245-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. This is a stunning truck. Subjected to a nut-and bolt-restoration, there is no reason to doubt the seller’s claims. The repaint was applied to show-level standards and the panel fit is excellent. The ultra-minimal chrome is in great condition. The engine compartment is showroom-fresh. Inside the cab, the interior is as simple as one can imagine, down to the sliding-vent panels in the firewall. A show truck for Studebaker in 1959, it was driven around the country to demonstrate and justify the $1,000 premium of 50% over the base price to have four-wheel drive. Several demonstrations of its prowess were arranged, including a driverless ascent of the Capitol Steps in D.C. at idle in low gear with the transfer case engaged. The NAPCO 4-wheel drive and the 19.5-inch wheels result in a giant of a vehicle. Cond: 1. bination of rods, levers and tubing seems like something from a ship. Described by the seller as perhaps the only remaining sample, this truck is a feast for the eyes. Cond: 1. hair below what the price guide says these cars should be worth. The buyer has acquired a vehicle with possibly more needs than the 1964 car, but this one has the history on display to “explain away” the flaws. It is very unlikely that any profit will be available for many years with this car. However, it wears its history very well. #123-1964 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- SOLD AT $59,400. Well sold and bought. The seller obtained a good price, just under the auction-house estimate. The buyer obtained a one-of-a-kind fire truck that will not take up an excessive amount of real estate, although the water cannon is unlikely to fit through a standard garage door. While not quite as useable or as valuable as the Sweptside pickup (SCM# 6839568), the quality is on par and it is possible that with patience, a profit might be possible in the future. #125-1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- SOLD AT $68,750. Very well sold and bought as well. The buyer acquired one of just 357 Studebaker factory-built NAPCO 4x4 trucks. With this truck’s special history and Studebaker Museum endorsements, there is no doubt that this is the best of the best. The buyer should be able to recognize a profit in the future, barring a burst of the “utilitarian truck” bubble that has been building for the past decade. #138-1959 DODGE POWER WAGON fire truck. S/N: B2444. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 1,003 miles. 315-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. This is an as-new demonstrator fire truck. Built on a Dodge 4x4, 3/4 ton chassis, this truck is like a giant Tonka toy. The paint and panel fit are excellent. What chrome trim there is shines beautifully. The white hand-painted lettering and pinstriping is crisp and stands proudly against the red. Inside the bare-bones cab, the utilitarian seat and dash are also perfectly executed. The steering wheel has free play for nearly one-third of a revolution. The most striking feature inside the cab is the controls for the roof-mounted water cannon. The com- 130 vertible. S/N: 60F013455. Red/white vinyl/ red leather. Odo: 66,093 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Slightly less over-the-top than the 1959 models, the car is massive and imposing. Parked across from the 1964 convertible (SCM# 6839570), this is a more honest car, but still full of needs. The repaint is a bit thin in areas. The trim is present. Inside, the rubber has expired and the interior has been reupholstered in a non-original pattern and material. The door panels have been cleverly reconstructed to contain well-hidden speakers. The windshield is filled with special golf tournament stickers from the past four decades and speak to a life of use and enjoyment. The ashtrays reveal heavy rust upon inspection. Cond: 3. vertible. S/N: 64F158136. Light blue metallic/ white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 75,324 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This Cadillac has many needs. The repaint is done to a good standard in a pleasant color that combines nicely with the interior. The chrome is pitted and missing in some areas. Inside the interior, the number of missing pieces becomes more jarring. Cadillac convertibles can easily cross the line from sharp to tatty, and missing or broken items are one of the quickest ways to make that change. Everything about this car says that it was not lovingly used over the years, but rather that it was quickly tarted up for resale. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,800. The 1964 Cadillac is the most conservative of the finned models, with the largest engine of the lot. While the buyer obtained a lot of car for the money, the needs are substantial. In addition, the skill and time required to make the repairs properly will take more resources than the parts. Cadillac convertibles are best bought in good original condition or at least with a genteel patina that can “explain away” the issues. It is going to be a challenge to make this a car worthy of top value. #141-1965 FORD MUSTANG convertSOLD AT $48,400. Well sold at a price just a “ ible. S/N: 5F08D111107. Poppy Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 62,115 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. This is a tired Mustang. Poorly repainted with ancient rubber trim and chrome in need of replacement, this car makes no pretensions as to its condition. Both the door handle and the doors stick when used. Under the hood, an electronic distributor, a Holley carb and headers are attached to the little V8. Inside, the car has just as many issues as it does on the outside. Every item on The buyer acquired one of just 357 Studebaker factory-built NAPCO 4x4 trucks. With this truck’s special history and Studebaker Museum endorsements, there is no doubt that this is the best of the best. 1959 Studebaker 4E 11D pickup ” Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Ferrari California T convertible the car will need to be checked and addressed, which will require well over $10,000 of repairs and replacements—hard to do on a running Mustang. Cond: 4+. Date sold: 07/14/2017 eBay auction ID: 352111730009 Seller’s eBay ID: mmc_nyc Sale type: Used car with 420 miles VIN: ZFF77XJA5F0209805 Details: Blu Tour De France over Cuoio leather; 3.9-L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 553 hp and 557 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $214,888, 7 bids, sf 21 MSRP: $198,973 (base) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati Silicon Valley, in San Francisco, CA, offering a 2015 Ferrari California T in Nero Daytona over Rosso Ferrari leather, with 3,861 miles, for $189,000. 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom drop head coupe missing paint, and rust is present in areas at the rear of the roof and in the D-pillar. Wood “framing” appears to have spent several decades in the desert sun. The chrome trim is pitted. Under the hood, the engine compartment appears to be heavily used. Inside, the interior is remarkably unscathed. The door panels have not fared as well over the years, and the miles of vinyl trim throughout the car show the passage of time. Loose screws in the threshold plate. Cond: 4+. RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica, CA SOLD AT $19,800. This was well sold at two thirds of the price-guide median. If the new owner can get the car correct for less than $10,000, then the investment will be roughly equal to the market price. As manual Mustang convertible prices are not likely to ever go down, the buyer should be able to break even. However, the buyer will be assured that everything is in top condition, since everything will need attention. #131-1967 FORD GALAXIE XL con- Date sold: 07/16/2017 eBay auction ID: 122588080415 Seller’s eBay ID: bentleydallas Sale type: Used car with 110 miles VIN: SCA682D51HUX75438 Details: White over white leather; 6.8-L V12 rated at 453 hp and 531 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $585,900, Buy It Now, sf 117 MSRP: $600,425 (as equipped) Other current offering: In St. Louis, MO, St. Louis Motorcars asking $534,825 for a Midnight Sapphire over Seashell and navy blue leather 2017 RollsRoyce Phantom drophead coupe with 56 miles. 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 coupe Date sold: 07/23/2017 eBay auction ID: 122598877415 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghinidallas Sale type: Used car with 12,412 miles VIN: ZHWUC1ZF7FLA01198 Details: Verde Mantis over Nero Ade leather; 5.2-L V10 rated at 602 hp and 412 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $209,999, Buy It Now, sf 192 MSRP: $237,250 (base) Other current offering: Lamborghini North Los Angeles of Los Angeles, CA, offering a Viola Ophelia over Nero Ade leather 2016 Lamborghini Huracan coupe, with 1,259 miles, for $248,888. ♦ 132 SOLD AT $19,800. Well sold and bought. The value of this car is certainly more than the hammer price. Even with the items that need to be fixed, there should be room for the buyer to realize a profit. This is the most desirable full-size convertible manufactured by Ford in 1967. These are attractive cars. The buyer obtained one with a top that goes down and a giant motor—enjoy. #134-1968 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE wagon. S/N: 8J75Y168487. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 33,415 miles. 390-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. This car draws the eye, but as you get closer, the disappointment increases. There are areas vertible. S/N: 7G59Q151021. Black/black vinyl/dark red vinyl. Odo: 77,807 miles. 428ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This Q-code car is impressive for the size and power it represents. The repaint is done well and the top fit is tight. The trim is present but tired, with some of the emblems showing crazing and cracking. The doors open and close easily, but the trunk-lid fit is off. Under the hood, the powerful motor appears unmolested in an engine bay that could use a detailing. Inside, the interior has been redone in a non-original material more burgundy than red. Well optioned, the car has a sporty demeanor that its giant presence cannot dampen. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,600. Very well sold at a final price that surely made a profit for the seller. The buyer has what appears to be an attractive car that will need a good deal of attention. However, in the end, this wagon could return a profit, even after repairs. #101-1971 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N: 136801K244434. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 59,177 miles. 307-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. This El Camino looks great from 20 feet; as you approach, the glossy repaint is well applied but has some stone chips and a couple of spots bubbling with emerging rust. The panels are aligned well and the doors open and close well. This is to be expected on original cars which have not been disassembled, as they are stout body shells. Under the hood is the small 307 V8 in a presentable engine bay. Inside, the interior is in relatively good condition, with several dash areas needing to be addressed. The GM plastic-chrome plating is well worn and missing in some areas, and the dash plastic displays evidence of very heavy use. There is an aftermarket stereo and an under-dash a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,850. This car was well sold and well bought. The sales price was below the SCM price guide, but the smaller engine, interior problems and aftermarket a/c really make this all the money for this particular car. Seller should be relatively happy. The buyer may make some money over time, and the interior pieces are readily available, so there is a good opportunity to drive and spend time addressing the needs at the same time. © Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO Artcurial — Monaco 2017 Artcurial brought home $10m compared to $3.8m in 2013, and that’s definitely cause to celebrate Company Artcurial Date July 2, 2017 Location Monte Carlo, MCO Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 63/112 Sales rate 52% Sales total $10,022,713 High sale 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 racer, sold at $2,019,102 Buyer’s premium Sunny skies and beautiful Mediterranean beaches may have kept bidders outside, but Artcurial did well over 2013’s result 16.6% on first $1,027,080; 12.5% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.88) Report and photos by Massimo Delbò Market opinions in italics F or Artcurial’s summer Monaco sale at the Grimaldi Forum, the pull of the beach in the July sun left few bidders in the room. Even in the land of the Monte Carlo Rally — a perfect place to sell c ready to race in it —few potential participants w sold. However, the sale had excellent choices quaint beach cars. An original one-family 1958 Fiat 600 Jolly ordered new with an Abarth engine went for $102,640. A dark green 1965 Austin Mini Moke Monte Carlo, MCO that looked more like it was ready to storm a beach than enjoy one went for $49k. While more of a Sunday-market car than a beach car, a 1964 Morris Mini Countryman stole my heart. This no-reserve Countryman would have been perfect for casual summer drives to nowhere. I approached the consignor after the car failed to make a bid on the block, but we didn’t meet eye-to-eye on a price. A 1974 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0 with a wonderful endurance-racing history at Daytona and Sebring was the only lot to hit seven figures. It went for over three times the price of the next-highest car, selling at $2,019,102. Alongside the European metal, at the top of the high sellers were two American supercars: a nasty-looking 2005 Saleen S7 R FIA GT race car with competitive blood and trophies on its shelf, and an almost-obligatory-nowadays 2005 Ford GT. The Saleen sold at $492,670, while the Ford GT brought $396,873. Artcurial ended the weekend with a sales rate Wonderful history, with many races and successes — 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3L racer, sold at $2,019,102 134 that didn’t call for any champagne to be popped. And those lots that did sell didn’t result in the fierce bidding that Artcurial can usually rile up. At some level, the bidders’ and consignors’ expectations just didn’t match up. But no matter how you slice it, Artcurial brought home $10m compared to $3.8m in 2013, and that’s definitely cause to celebrate. ♦ $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sales Totals NO AUCTION NO AUCTION NO AUCTION


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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO ENGLISH #200-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N: S680774. Eng. # W5362-8. Light blue/white & blue leather. Odo: 39 miles. A well-restored American XK 120 coupe, repainted with a correct—but not original—color combination. Originally black on red leather, this XK was first sold in L.A. It was already a different color in the 1970s and changed liveries before being restored in the current combination in 2009. A beautiful paint job, even if the gaps would need some care. Some waves on the chromed bumpers and stainless-steel exhaust complete the exterior. Inside, a well-executed job, but unfortunately, with the wrong type of leather. Perfect wood but with a polyester finishing too shiny for my taste. Well-detailed engine bay without visible faults. Cond: 2. gains. I think it is too far gone for a preservation class, but the price paid will give enough margin to do a restoration. If the car was mine, during the restoration I’d keep the look of the engine as-is, and do my best to save the leather. #130-1953 TOJEIRO BARQUETTE roadster. S/N: PHC101. Eng. # 100B24015. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 3,363 miles. An older restoration, or more accurately, a partial reconstruction considering the new body, presented with a fair paint job full of scratches. A correct Bristol engine is in the car, but the car usually runs on a tuned C-type Jaguar engine—which comes with it. Inside, everything looks like new except for some panels. Stainless-steel exhaust. Cond: 3. and the auctioneer decided to withdraw it. I made an offer after the sale, but it was considered too low and not accepted… Perhaps for the best. FRENCH #210-1985 PEUGEOT 205 GTI Turbo 16 Group B racer. S/N: VF3741R76E5100014. White, red & blue/blue fabric. Car number 14 of the 200 built to achieve homologation in Group B. Already prepared in 1985, it has raced in some historic rallies with Kodak livery. After over a decade spent in a show room, the car was recommissioned in 2002. Freshly repainted in its historic livery and was changed to an EVO 2 engine tune with mostly Works parts on it as well. It was definitely a racing car, built for speed, not quality, which showed in some cracks on the paint where the body moves, but it had an amazing interior. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $97,002. A beautiful car ready to be driven and enjoyed. It was a nosale, and the estimate of €100k–€130k ($114k– $148k) seemed too high, even more considering the 16.6% of commission. The maximum offer in the room was at €85k ($97k), and if I had been the owner, I would have accepted it. BEST BUY #151-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 coupe. S/N: LML50313. Eng. # VB6E501233. Black/tan leather. RHD. 79,361 km. In totally original condition. A DB2 Vantage is not a frequent auction attendee. Three owners from new, with the last one for more than 30 years. Paint appears to have been resprayed many years ago with a spray can; chrome and other details all show their age. Interior original too, with the carpet too far gone to be rescued. The seat leather needs a very good specialist but can be rescued. Mechanicals in similar state to the rest of the car: in need of a comprehensive overhaul. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $399,420. No sale, and I wasn’t too surprised. A car assembled this way, with so many different components, is a different type of unique. The body looks beautiful, but a classic car is, to my eyes, something that reflects and has witnessed a moment of history. And this Tojeiro hasn’t. #150-1964 MORRIS MINI Countryman Mk I wagon. S/N: AAW7503134. Green & white/red vinyl. Odo: 48,180 miles. A wonderful Morris woodie, with new wood, a fresh restoration and a great look spoiled by the wide tires. Stainless-steel exhaust, some modern bolts and the rear door handles not being perfectly aligned were the only exterior blemishes I noticed. Inside, a similar situation, with everything as-new. Incorrect carpets and radio antenna. Fitted with later 1-liter engine. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $228,240. The 205 T16 is one of the symbols of the Group B era. This one looks like one, but is not an ex-Works car. However, this car is a perfect (and cheaper) way to pretend you’re Timo Salonen. Looks beautiful, but still no sale. GERMAN #146-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N: 1239680. Eng. # 487668. Polar Silver/light gray fabric. Odo: 67,405 km. The Beetle, one of the most iconic mass-production cars ever built. A rare oval-window just out from a comprehensive restoration and with the original color combination of Polar Silver on gray. Equipped with an aftermarket sunroof. The profiles are not perfectly aligned, gaps are good but the paint job is not of the highest quality. Some screws and bolts of the wrong type. Rechromed bumpers shows the vertical “line” in the middle, typical of a work done in two steps because of a limited chrome-bath size. Interior better than the SOLD AT $123,167. One of the auction’s bar136 NOT SOLD AT $28,530. No sale and quite surprising, considering this was offered without reserve. The car was really beautiful and to my eyes would have been perfect—with smaller wheels—for a romantic picnic on the shore. I feel I lost the opportunity to buy it when, in the room; nobody raised their hands Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO exterior, well finished and correct. Some minor cracks on the steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,896. A single bid was enough for the new owner to buy this Beetle, offered without reserve. A nice car, looking good but with some neglected details. Charming sunroof, transforming this old Beetle to a perfect Monte-Carlo surf car. #156-1973 BMW 2002 tii coupe. S/N: 2736649. Blue/blue velour. Odo: 27,440 km. An interesting car, of the rare “Lux” version. Still with its original paint, showing some marks of age but very decent, some scratches on the original rims and a front bumper with holes from old foglights. Four headlights, which are correct for this version. Interior with the original, unobtainable fabric and the correct wood panel of the Lux package. Engine bay clean and engine listed as running perfectly. Non-original steering wheel, but the original one was with the car. Cond: 2. The sound of the flat six on the long straight of the Hunaudières or the Eau Rouge of Spa would be magnificent. #157-1983 BMW 528I Alpina B9 sedan. S/N: WBADA7100D8465212. Purple/black fabric. Odo: 152,994 km. A very rare Alpina B9; catalog states one of only 86 equipped with the 3,453-cc engine. Repainted in its original color. Interior with some parts detached but in general well preserved, too. An honest car, with 150,000 kilometers, well maintained and preserved. Offered without reserve. Cond: 4+. #205-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZKS000513. Eng. # 67K00693. Dark gray metallic/gray leather. Odo: 115,985 km. A Porsche 930 with a 5-speed gearbox, one of the last built, with a good service book. Stated to have a “light paint spray” in 2015; but the rear hood and sides appear to still have original paint, as it is possible to spot a difference. Inside, the leather is well preserved (full leather specified). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,477. Sold, which was not a surprise. A beautiful, unmolested, 2002 is more and more difficult to find. This car is perfect as-is and just needs to be carefully driven and preserved. A very tempting car, offered without reserve and going for a good price. TOP 10 No. 1 #176-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR 3L racer. S/N: 9114609113. Eng. # 684. White/black fabric. Odo: 4,825 km. A perfect racing Porsche 911, in 1974 RSR 3-liter configuration. A wonderful history, with many races and successes. Has participated at the 12 Hours of Sebring eight times and seven times in the 24 Hours of Daytona, a regular participant in Porsche magazines and books and restored by Porsche Californian specialist Jim Torres. Body is in perfect condition, with only a few minor paint scratches. Doors still close as when new, testifying to a racing life without major crashes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,266. So rare that when one comes up for sale, the community certainly reacts immediately. I’m quite sure the Alpina B9 parked in the Grimaldi Forum park the day of the sale was driven by one of the bidders for this car. Very fast and fun to drive, but it takes a moment to digest the purple metallic paint. Not the right car to impress girls, but perfect to drive any engineer crazy. #193-1987 PORSCHE 959 Komfort coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ95ZHS900087. Silver metallic/gray leather. Odo: 27,182 km. An immaculate car, with 27,000 kilometers from new, matching numbers and delivered new to Massimo Sigala, an endurance racer of the period. Still in its original paint, preserved by transparent film on the front and parts of its sides. I only see a small scratch on one of the rims. Interior original, too, with some signs of use on the side of the driver’s seat. Carpet in need of a good cleaning. All the maintenance stamped in the service book. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $164,223. 911, a magic name to many, but it also carries the nickname of a killer. If you wonder why, it is because you have never driven one on a wet road. If you have, and you still don’t understand the nickname, please give me your autograph because I’m still missing Walter Röhrl in my collection. #175-1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E Cosworth Evo II sedan. S/N: WDB20110361F742667. Gray/black leather. Odo: 168,460 km. 168,450 kilometers on the clock and a wonderful “as-new” look. This Evo II is a rare car, with only 500 built. Well repainted where needed, perfect gaps and straight line. Front lights show some fogginess, two ugly antennas—typical of the period—on the roof and trunk. Sunroof as-new. Interior as-new, just in need of a good cleaning. Engine bay in need of more work, with many ancillaries covered with cosmetic rust and a missing engine heat shield. Recently refreshed at a Mercedes shop. One owner in the past 20 years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,019,102. The most expensive car sold in Monte Carlo, absolutely stunning. 138 NOT SOLD AT $912,960. No sale, but the blame seems to be more on the market; lately, it seems that every auction house has a 959 Komfort on offer. An interesting owner, quite a successful endurance racer, driving Porsches too, which could have added some extra money, but that wasn’t the case. A wonderful example of the quintessential German wall poster of the 1990s. SOLD AT $157,381. One of the most battledover cars of the whole auction, with up to seven bidders raising hands and making offers, slowing down only after the €100k ($114k) barrier was passed. A high-mileage youngtimer, proving that a wealthy owner driving his dream car while maintaining it in perfect order does not detract too much from resale value. Being a Mercedes from one of the most over-engineered periods of the firm helps this 190 show less than half of the kilometers covered, but was nevertheless a great contrast to the “300 miles from new” 10-yearold supercar so often offered for sale today. Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO #194-1991 PORSCHE 928 GT coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ92ZMS801079. Silver metallic/ black leather. Odo: 119,504 km. Porsche 928, one of the greatest and most forgotten cars on the market. Originally bought by French singer Johnny Hallyday, it has been resprayed not too long ago. The paint job is quite good, but something happened on the engine hood and the front fenders, as the paint is peeling off. Most likely something corrosive dripped on it. Rims have some scratches. Interior as-new, besides the 120,000 kilometers. Wrong steering wheel. Nice engine bay. Fivespeed manual gearbox and sunroof complete the car. Cond: 2-. the leather grain is wrong. Eighteen-year-old tires, though the size is correct. Some surface rust on the undercarriage. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $266,863. The B24 is a wonderful car and deserves a better caretaker, even it has been in the same family since 1968. There are some original parts, never touched, that warm the heart, such as the instruments and the dashboard, but the replacement parts are subpar. It deserves a perfect restoration: Its market value compared to what it sold for still gives some cushion to restore it and make a profit. #122-1958 FIAT JOLLY roadster. S/N: 100420901. Eng. # 100000460249. White/ white cotton/brown wicker. Odo: 22,309 km. Very interesting, well documented and onefamily ownership from new. This 600 Jolly by Ghia benefited from the 750 Abarth engine installed, and reported on the original documents too, since new. The car was repainted in its original color. The cotton soft top is original. The wicker seats show a different design—admittedly a very similar design—from the one the car displays in the old family pictures. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $83,480. To sell it, auctioneer Matthieu Lamoure gave his best performance, acting, talking and singing like Hallyday. A great performance indeed—and definitely helped the car sell. I’ve always loved the 928, a space cruiser capable of eclipsing 90% of the road-legal 911s, without stress, noise or effort. I’d love to bring this home, as the 5-speed, sunroof, powerful motor and tasteful color combo make for a great car. Well bought. ITALIAN #131-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B24 S convertible. S/N: B24S1565. Eng. # B241744. Light blue/dark green fabric/tan leather. Odo: 87,599 miles. A beautiful car hidden behind a cheap paint job some two decades; sandpaper marks are visible under the paint, the tape line around the windshield chrome and some rubber have been repainted too, but have some small bubbles. The front grille is twisted to the left and the front right end is lower than the left. Bumper chrome in need of intensive care. Decent interior, but SOLD AT $102,640. It sold well, perfectly matching the lower side of the wide estimate of €80k–€120k ($91k–$137k). The car was interesting because of its history and overall originality. Some details were not well taken care of, but in a world where cars like this enter the market surrounded by doubt regarding their originality, this one, paired with complete documentation and pictures, proved its status without leaving much margin for doubt. Being originally delivered with the Abarth 750 engine simply added appeal. #161-1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N: 9419. Eng. # 9419. Dark blue/red leather. Odo: 68,196 km. Completely restored in 2014, Ferrari Classiche certified. One of 455 built with the 5-speed gearbox. Very well restored, with a beautiful paint job, even gaps and perfectly straight lines. The beautiful blue shade—a correct color for the model and the October 2017 139


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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO year—is, however, not correct, as the car was originally gray. The only blemish is that the rear trunk is just millimeters too high. Interior is original and well preserved, in red leather. Engine bay cleaned and detailed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $437,929. Sold for something more than the maximum estimate, it’s a perfect 2+2 showing a wonderful, original interior. One of the classiest Ferrari of the 1960s, with the benefit of extra seats in the rear. #113-1968 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.8 3C cabriolet. S/N: 8261341013. Eng. # 8260301055. Green/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 3,746 km. One of only 178 LHD Flaminias with the 2.8-L engine, totally original but for an old respray, in a green shade, done more than 30 years ago. The engine is from a coupe and has been (badly) restamped sometime in the past. Somehow still running, but far from being usable. It will need some work to even be shown in some preservation class. Complete with every small correct detail. Cond: 4-. 1,750-cc engine. The car seemed sound, but the lack of care to the little details will require time and knowledge to sort out the issues. The €44k spent by the new owner will give him enough economic breath, if wanted, to have them fixed. On the other hand, they could prepare it for racing, a situation where the details do not count any more. #222-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA Pre- SOLD AT $130,010. Sold in the lower range of the estimate of €100k–€200k ($114k– $228k). It is amazing how such a decrepit car could steal onlookers’ hearts so easily. Everybody in the room would have loved to be the one to rescue this neglected beauty. Everything was there, but the same everything needs a lot of work to go back to being decent and operational. A car like this deserves to be preserved and have everything spruced up and repaired where possible, a task usually more expensive and time-consuming than a normal restoration. When finished, it could become a preservation-class star and a great car to drive around on the seaside. If Donald Osborne had been in Monte Carlo, I’m sure he would have bought it. #196-1969 ALFA ROMEO GTV 1750 coupe. S/N: AR0054827749. Red/black leather. Odo: 15,045 km. A first-series 1969 1750 GT Veloce, with hinged-down pedals. The quality of the restoration is not up to par with the level of the car. There are many details that show corners were cut, such as the front Alfa Romeo badge lacking “Milano” on it, meaning it is a post-1972 badge, or a cheap paint job. The totally restored interior shows seats of the wrong configuration. Engine bay follows same pattern: wrong air-filter boxes, polished valve covers. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $50,635. Potentially one of the most interesting cars of the whole auction. Even in Italy, today it is difficult to find a good Series 105, particularly when equipped with the mythical 140 L coupe. S/N: THPNMT05073. Blue metallic/ black leather. Odo: 24,763 km. A completely overhauled Pantera of the early 1970s, with pure lines designed by Tom Tjaarda. Originally sold in the U.S. in green, later repainted in the current metallic blue. Sold in Poland in 2009. Restored in Italy less than a decade ago with a new floor and European bumpers. Paint is excellent, with perfectly straight lines and even panel gaps. Chrome and rubber less perfect. Original interior, well preserved but in need of some cleaning. Wrong windshield wipers. Clean engine bay. Ready to be driven. Cond: 3+. model say, it is a nightmare, but if the engine runs, you forget everything else. #168-1973 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N: AR2436341. Maroon/brown leather. Odo: 2,782 km. Beautiful fresh paint job, with terrible gap fit. Equipped with modern 165/70-14 tires. The back is too high on the wheels. Original interior, still with wellpreserved material. Ashtray is missing and a panel door has a hole in it. Perfect dashboard and new rubber around the windows. The steering wheel is missing the rubber surrounding the horn buttons. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $68,472. A wonderful-looking Pantera, with a few little demerits. It still wears the side markers but has European bumpers and an odometer ticking over in kilometers. Seller declares only 6,000 kilometers since its restoration. Not for purist, but a sound car, perfect for driving on the field of Concorso Italiano. #167-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N: AR1427253. Green metallic/ beige velour. 93,843 km. A freshly (and cheaply) repainted Montreal with poor gaps and incorrect details. The chrome—usually nicknamed “bananas”—above the front bumper, surrounding the lights, isn’t in great shape. Old tires of incorrect size. Cracked rubber around the rear glass. Engine bay in need of detailing and with some surface rust on ancillaries. Interior looking better than outside, but with a strong smell of smoke. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $79,375. Sold at a surprising amount; you could have a much better Montreal for the same price. Montreals require a copious amount of knowledge to correctly maintain and work on them. As lovers of the NOT SOLD AT $28,530. No sale and was offered without reserve. It was withdrawn from Artcurial when nobody accepted a starting bid of €25k ($28.5k). You can buy a good 2-liter 105-series coupe for about €40k ($54.6k). This one was in need of some work and was not in the best color combination but was a decent car. At €25k, that would have given plenty of margin to fix it the right way. The 105 Alfa is a great car to drive and is easy on your wallet, but because of that is also used, abused and cheaply fixed or restored, as it was the case with Porsche 356s and Fiat Dinos until some years ago. #165-1973 MASERATI BORA 4.9 coupe. S/N: AM117634. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 35,036 km. Catalog states it is one of 275 4.9-l Boras built, an American car later converted to European specification. 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Artcurial Monte Carlo, MCO has a tough time on the market, and this car was not helped by its general condition and history of being converted to European spec. At least in recent years, definitely neglected and not loved. #162-1974 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 coupe. S/N: 17481. Eng. # 988. Light blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 57,399 km. Mostly original, A well-preserved car that has covered less than 60,000 kilometers from new. Original and well-preserved interior. Aftermarket radio and aftermarket electric windows with the wrong buttons. Cond: 3+. possible to spot some small scratches on the paint, but they’re quite small. Interior as new. Correct tires, but too old and hard to be driven on. 5,494 kilometers from new. Bought new by F1 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg. It needs a service before being used. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $182,592. Practically a new Diablo, with a famous first owner and a clean history. The few miles of life the car has had were not enough to leave any visible marks. The only question is, how could somebody buy a car like this and not drive it? JAPANESE #181-1995 HONDA NSX coupe. S/N: JHMNA11500T001128. Red/black leather. Odo: 118,538 km. A well-maintained, European-spec, manual NSX is not an easy find. Truly a Ferrari manufactured in Japan, and its development is tightly linked to Ayrton Senna. The car shows a good repaint some years old, and rims with some excessive scratches. Interior in pristine condition. All the electric devices work well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $116,325. A really beautiful car, full of charm and with the right amount of patina. A nice-looking combination of color and a preservation-class potential, except for the electric windows. I’d have loved to drive it away—a perfect substitute for my dreams of owning a 412… Well bought. #209-1991 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO coupe. S/N: ZA9DE07AONLA12446. Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 5,494 km. A brandnew Diablo, with still-perfect original yellow paint. Perfect gaps, at least for a never-restored 1991 Lamborghini. Being picky, it is SOLD AT $60,215. A wonderful value for the money, paid one of the best drivers at a bargain price. Built to challenge Ferrari and developed using Ayrton Senna as a test driver, the NSX was the symbol of the future in the supercar world of the 1990s. Interior is plastic and will last forever, but is cold to look at. AMERICAN #127-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: 30867S117258. Silver metallic/beige vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 38,455 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Really well presented with a wonderful paint job, paired with perfect gaps and lines. Bumpers rechromed, but full of waves created when working on them; by far the worst part of the car. Windshield chrome frame has some dents and scratches. Small marks where the soft top latches meet the car panels. Looking inside, the seats appear to have been reupholstered while the dashboard is still original. Under the carpet, you can see the original orange color. Under the hood, a neat engine bay completed by some modern ancillaries. 350-ci engine with some aftermarket parts, namely Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads and a Holley carburetor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $68,426. A perfect example of an American car still usable on European roads. The car was showing a lot of appeal and this created good bidding during the sale. The 350-ci engine promises a good time and pairs well with the 5-speed transmission. #217-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS coupe. S/N: 136370A137436. Dark gray & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 428 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An SS fully restored a few years ago in the U.S., then sold to France. Originally a 396, now equipped with a 454 paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox after its landing in France. A wonderful paint job, but some lines are not as straight as they could be. Wonderful chrome. Interior restored with new seats and carpet, but retains the original and well-preserved dashboard. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $28,530. A difficult car to sell in Europe. Well restored, but it has two sides to it. On the negative side, a non-original engine and transmission. On the positive side, it was built to be a driver with a great motor and transmission, while still with some of its originality. More fit to American highways than French coastal roads. © 142 Sports Car Market


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH VanDerBrink Auctions — Ron Hackenberger Collection The peculiar Hackenberger Collection was a gold mine for cheap restoration templates and deal hunters Company VanDerBrink Auctions Date July 14–15, 2017 Location Norwalk, OH Auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink Automotive lots sold/offered 608/620 Sales rate 98% Sales total $2,144,006 High sale 1965 Amphicar 770 convertible and 1969 Jaguar E-type Series II convertible, both sold at $33,900 Buyer’s premium Ran when parked, but certainly rare enough in the U.S. to claim uniqueness points — 1972 Citroën H utility, sold at $15,820 13%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Daren Kloes Market opinions in italics S 144 ome might call Ron Hackenberger a hoarder. That term alone conjures images of narrow pathways between dusty magazine mountains. Among car guys, however, any comparisons to the disorder are quickly cast aside once our khakis rub between a Kaiser-Darrin on one side and a DeLorean on the other as we navigate the ultimate wall-to-wall barn find. The truth is, most red-blooded gearheads secretly envy a man who can spend half his life amassing a collection of over 600 vintage cars. Six hundred! That’s more than Jerry Seinfeld… more than Jay Leno. In fact, you could combine their famous collections with the Petersen Museum and you would still come up short. Therein lies the rub, however: 600 is a shedload of cars. Hackenberger is now in his 80s, and a strong dose of reality must have struck him as he realized his dream of restoring the cars and opening a museum would inevitably give way to the restraints of time. Hackenberger’s revelation led to the teaming of Cleveland’s JF Marketing and VanDerBrink Auctions to catalog and market a no- reserve live auction. Hackenberger’s was an everyman collection. There were Norwalk, OH Pacers, Packards, Plymouths, Presidents, Pontiacs and even a few Porsches — and that’s just the Ps. In some cases, there were multiples of cars many have barely heard of, if at all. There were a pair of Amphicars, nine King Midgets and 12 Divco milkdelivery trucks. There was a vast number of microcars, along with motorcycles, tractors, buses, wagons and buggies. This was a collection without bounds, offering surprises at every turn. One common theme spanning the collection was the generally neglected and sometimes dilapidated condition of the cars. Most of the cars offered were project cars that may have “ran when parked” (a common phrase uttered by the auction’s color commentator), but years of storage are sure to result, at a minimum, in leaky seals, rusty gas tanks and deteriorated brake lines. Apparently, the optimists ruled the day, as the prices rarely reflected the costs to recommission even the best-looking examples. Rounding out the top sellers was a 1965 Amphicar 770 and 1969 Jaguar XKE con- vertible, each earning $33,900, and a 1955 Thunderbird that managed $28,250. Among auction-goers, rumors flew about the cars Ron Hackenberger was going to keep. Someone was whispering about a Lamborghini (later confirmed false). His first car, a 1948 Studebaker, was most certainly a keeper. When the auction hype began last January, Hackenberger had planned to keep “around 10.” By auction time, that number reportedly grew to “around 30.” And the legend lives on. ♦ Sports Car Market


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH CANADIAN #53R-1974 BRICKLIN SV-1 coupe. S/N: 00041AAS3000028. White/brown leather. Odo: 19,390 miles. Power gullwing doors which couldn’t be opened without a hot battery. Automatic transmission, a/c, tachometer and tinted windows. Fiberglass body with poor repaint and scratches to rear bumper. Two-tone brown leather buckets show age and wear. Cracked dash. Dirty engine compartment. Years of storage have been rough. Cond: 5. lake on the Italian Swiss border eight years ago (SCM# 156970). Both are wonderful cars with significant and rich histories and are beautiful to behold. In short, works of art destined for display exactly as they were found with nary an inkling of a restoration attempt. I truly hope the California buyer sees it the same way, as calling it “art” is the only way to justify the price paid. As a restoration project?...All I can say is, godspeed, my friend. ENGLISH #92R-1957 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N: TS2061710. White/black vinyl. Odo: 16,574 miles. Mostly complete, but faded paint, rusted-out panels and dry, crispy mouseeaten interior. Every panel has a dent. Cracked glass. A parts car at best. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $11,300. Bricklins had great-looking lines when new and could legitimately park next to a Ferrari or Lambo of the same era without looking completely out of place. Rather than marketing the cars as true sports cars, however, Malcolm Bricklin strangely chose to differentiate the model by its safety features. The model name SV-1 stood for “Safety Vehicle One” and included an integrated roll cage, 5-mph bumpers and orange side lights. Even the bright colors that could be chosen were called, “Safety Colors.” Old Mal wouldn’t even offer cigarette lighters so as to discourage the hazard of smoking while driving. The Bricklin was destined to be forever known as the Volvo of the sports car world. The price paid should get you a running and driving model in better shape. CZECH #179R-1949 TATRA T600 Tatraplan se- dan. S/N: 70594. Green/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 6,074 miles. Crispy and crusty with original paint peeling and flaking. Floors are rusted through, chrome is pitted. Cloth seats torn with rotted threads. Rear-mounted engine with a cool raised spine along the backside and small windows to view the engine. All of the fragile door-handle mechanisms are broken. I could go on and on, but there is just not enough room... Cond: 6. SOLD AT $15,538. Healeys are terrific cars when right. Perfectly proportioned and excellent performance by 1950s standards. The tin worm is their enemy, and most require extensive bodywork underneath and in the lower extremities. This car appeared relatively solid, so could be a good basis for restoration. At the price paid, however, there isn’t much room for surprises. SOLD AT $5,650. A pre-facelift TR3, but this one needed everything. You could just about build one from scratch using a Moss Motors catalog cheaper and without the need for a tetanus shot. Sold online to an unsuspecting bidder. #178R-1958 SUNBEAM RAPIER 2-dr sedan. S/N: A6801616. Green & white/green & white vinyl. Odo: 34,830 miles. Tired and cheap repaint and re-upholstery. Some trim missing, other chrome held on with sheetmetal screws. Poor rubber hanging down from door frame. Cracked steering wheel. Very solid, with factory rust proofing applied to rockers and lower fenders. Cond: 5+. #188R-1967 JAGUAR 420 sedan. S/N: P1F26416BW. Silver/red leather. Dull and faded metallic gray paint was marred with scratches throughout. Straight, however, and appeared very solid. Seats unattached, but have been re-covered in red leather to a high quality. Original burled walnut still looks good. Cond: 4-. #97R-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 2+2 roadster. S/N: BN4L054808. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 55,401 miles. Repainted British Racing Green over school-bus yellow, now faded and scratched. Some rust in the lower front fenders, but seemed surprisingly solid otherwise. It’s an Austin-Healey, after all, so surprises undoubtedly lurk for the new owner. Interior shot and some trim missing, including knockoffs and various lights and lenses. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $24,860. This Tatra reminded me of the Bugatti Type 22 that was dragged from a 146 SOLD AT $8,193. The auction description stated the engine was a 4.5-liter, which would make for a rather spirited ride. Alas, this was the stock mill offering just 73 horses and 0–60 times of more than 20 seconds. Instead of stoplight challenges against Mustangs and Trans Ams, the new owner will have to settle for winning pink slips to Singer Gazelles and Hillman Minx. This was a really solid, wellbuilt car that may be only cosmetics away from becoming a good-looking driver. SOLD AT $9,040. The linear exterior styling of the 420 was the evolution of the prettier, more rounded Jaguar S-type that tends to overshadow this model despite the 420 being a solid car in its own right. Still a project, this particular car was a bit of a standout among the rusty, crusty hulks surrounding it. Sold for about what I would expect to pay if it were a running/driving example. #187R-1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1R10586. Red/black vinyl/black leather. miles. Rust and body filler, and the interior is shot, too. Everything needs to be restored or replaced. The sanding on the bonnet looks like somebody put an hour into a restoration project. Description says the motor is not complete, but it looks to me like only the air cleaners are missing. 1993 Missouri inspection sticker. Includes hard top. Cond: 6. Sports Car Market


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH SOLD AT $33,900. Years of neglect have not been kind to this Jag. About the best I can say is that it appears complete and includes the hard top (which most would prefer to trade for a good soft top anyway). Still, I have seen worse Series I cars restored to new. Unfortunately, this is an SII, and the values just don’t support it. The typo in the auction description was precious—“hard to fund and rare.” #54R-1973 RELIANT REGAL Supervan III utility. S/N: V733364. Yellow/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 56,234 miles. Fiberglass body repainted years ago with sloppy bright-yellow paint. Re-covered seats also done to a lesser standard. Small break to the fiberglass at front right corner. Chunks of paint missing in places. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $4,803. This bright-yellow blob stuck out like a pimple on a pig, as it was parked smack between a DeLorean and a Bricklin. A sure bet for any top-10worst-cars list and could be the poster car for the Concours d’Lemons. Priced on the high side, but will surely be a conversation piece at the next show ’n’ shine. FRENCH #88R-1960 VESPA 400 convertible. S/N: 18942. Orange/tan canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 14,910 miles. Sliding cloth top, but canvas is no longer intact. Faded original paint. Vinyl seats are brittle and torn. Gauges are rusted. There is rust in the rockers, but it is relatively solid elsewhere. 1973 Texas inspection sticker in window. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $7,063. The 400 was the foray into automobile manufacturing by the now-famous motor-scooter company Vespa. The car’s French style was portrayed as chic, but gear changes were awkward, sound-proofing poor and fuel consumption high for such a small automobile. Still, over 20,000 were sold, and the chic image lives on. This car was restorable, but not without throwing more money at it than it will be worth when finished. #190R-1971 CITROËN DS 21 sedan. S/N: 3942573. Red & silver/gray cloth. Odo: 59,233 miles. Another 10-footer with shiny red repaint over poor prep. Seats redone in gray velour circa 1980s. While everything appeared intact, years of neglect will no doubt cause a few headaches. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $10,170. An automotive tour de force as developed by a famous Italian sculptor and a world-class aeronautical engineer. “Quirky” doesn’t begin to describe the DS, from its hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension, to its roof-mounted taillights, virtually nothing about this car is conventional. Amateurs need not apply. #193R-1972 CITROËN H utility. S/N: 5245407. White/brown vinyl. Straight body with mostly surface rust. Simple truck seats will need to be rebuilt, but there isn’t much more to the interior. Parts will likely need to be sourced from Europe, and getting it to run reliably could be a challenge. Ran when parked. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $15,820. The downright simplicity of this utilitarian panel van was a stark contrast to the technology-loaded DS parked nearby. Hardly rare, with 473,000 made over a 34-year run, but not often found in the States. The opening side doors make it an obvious choice to expand your Weenie-on-a-Stick food truck franchise. 148 Sports Car Market


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH GERMAN #60R-1955 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 coupe. S/N: 1550093. Red/black vinyl with red piping. MHD. Odo: 4,033 miles. Lots of unobtanium original bits missing, most notably the bubble-top canopy and windscreen. Also missing gauges, emblems and other trim pieces. Aluminum side window frames and gas tank lying loose inside cockpit. Old repaint over good body. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $6,215. I would have loved to see this little oval-window parked nose-to-nose with the Tatra offered a few lots earlier. A huge project, and not for the faint of heart. The VW community is incredibly resourceful, but keeping within budget will prove a challenge. The winning bidder can take pride in the fact that he beat Mike and Frank from “American Pickers” to it. #62R-1958 GOGGOMOBIL TS300 SOLD AT $13,843. After a successful 10-year production run, these are hardly rare, with about 40,000 originally built. The cool factor, however, is off the charts. Made by the same Messerschmitt company that supplied the air force for Nazi Germany, the airplane-inspired details are unmistakable. The purchase—even at this price—makes sense only if you have another cheap donor from which you can make one out of the two. #202R-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N: 1366441. Red/blue cloth. Was this a gray car with red primer, or red car with gray primer? Heh, you decide. Relatively solid body panels, but floors are rusted through. Cloth seats are loose inside, but may actually be cleaned up to a decent level if you’re a preservationist. Otherwise, needs everything. Cond: 5-. coupe. S/N: 0281237. Orange & white/red vinyl. Odo: 69,558 miles. Older cosmetic restoration with shiny $99 Earl Scheib paint job. Decent but faded red vinyl interior. Rusted floors covered with a layer of fiberglass. Poor rubber, broken door handle and busted taillights. Plastic dash bits broken and cracked. A 10- (maybe 15-) footer. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $8,193. Suicide doors, which seem kind of ironic when a simple fender bender in this tiny car will land you in the hospital. Prices cover a broad range, but mid-$20ks are certainly achievable. At the hammer price, the buyer could make out okay if (and it’s a BIG if) the parts needed can be found. #64R-1958 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N: 5009387. Red & white/green vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 28,962 miles. A one-owner car with original paint and interior bought new by Ron Hackenberger himself. 29k original miles. Faded paint and interior. Black electrical tape on bumper. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $18,080. One of four “rolling eggs” offered at the Hackenberger auction. This one displayed a wonderful patina, as if it could tell a few stories. Everything was evenly faded and slightly worn—and it was terrific! The decision to keep a car in its original state is based on a very fine line. You know it when you see it, and this was one of them. I say, sort it mechanically and leave the cosmetics alone. As such, the price seemed about right. #208R-1959 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER single-cab pickup. S/N: 439141. Blue & white/blue vinyl. Rusty, showing holes in the body and side gates. No engine, but transmission still present. Tailgate loose in bed. Looks complete sans engine, but everything needs to be done. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $8,758. This splitty was early, but oh so rough. Best to leave the body as-is and create a rat rod rather than try to restore it. It will prove a challenge either way, and the cockamamie price is just the tip of the iceberg. #66R-1960 BMW 600 sedan. S/N: 145- 885. White/black vinyl. Original paint faded and worn. Several small dents in the door. The interior is a complete mess, having been decimated by some unknown varmints. Many parts missing, broken and in every state of 150 Sports Car Market


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Glovebox Notes 2017 Lexus RC 200t coupe VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. disrepair. The motor was lying in the front footwell. The auction description was precious, as it sheepishly stated, “There is a taillight missing.” Cond: 6. quarter panels. Carswell Air Force Base sticker on the bumper. This was the much nicer one of two offered (the other sold for $14,690). A realistic project, but needs everything. Cond: 5-. Price as tested: $50,885 Equipment: 2.0L 241-hp turbo DOHC I4, 8-speed automatic, heated and ventilated front seats, keyless entry, F Sport Package. EPA mileage: 22/32 Likes: Aggressive, sleek styling. Comfortable and cozy high-quality interior. Relatively few driver aids and they are not intrusive. Suspension offers a perfect combination of luxury and sport. Dislikes: Underpowered and too much turbo lag. Slight bit of dead pedal is noticeable during hard acceleration. Touchpad infotainment system is cumbersome. Eight speeds is too many for such an underpowered engine. Fun to drive: HHH Eye appeal: HHHH Overall experience: HHH½ Verdict: This has the makings of a great car but it’s lacking in two huge areas: power and the touchpad user interface. Looks are what you are paying for on this car. Skip the 200t and go to the more powerful 350 or even better, the RC-F. — Chad Taylor 2017 BMW X4 M40i SOLD AT $7,910. Not rare, but not considered a sales success by BMW, with about 35,000 made between ’57 and ’59. This particular example left a lot to be desired. I held my breath as I tipped my head into the car so as not to contract Hantavirus from the critter poop that was everywhere. It was as if six generations of raccoons used the little Bimmer as their outhouse while they likely slept in the spacious Cadillac ambulance parked three cars down the row. This seemed like an expensive parts car. #104R-1960 BORGWARD ISABELLA coupe. S/N: 367201. Green/white & brown vinyl & cloth. Odo: 99,516 miles. Ran when parked. Solid body with replaced driver’s side fenders. Seats restored with velour inserts. Dash has piano-key switches and looks very good. Interior wood will require restoration. Faded lenses and pitting chrome. Extra trim in trunk. A good solid candidate for restoration. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $33,900. The model “770” optimistically refers to its maker’s goal of achieving 7 knots on water and 70 mph on land. While the Amphicar excels neither as a boat or car, it represents a brilliant compromise. In 2006, a better-than-new example raised some eyebrows when it sold in a bidders’ war for $124k (SCM# 1565138). This was the proverbial tide that lifted all vessels, and suddenly these half-car, half-boat contraptions gained newfound respect. Today, very good examples have settled in at $60k to $70k. While this car seemed like a worthy project, it would be difficult to avoid going overboard at the price paid. #185R-1967 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N: 686606G. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 12,985 miles. Reportedly an Arizona car with rustedout floors and bubbling below the passenger’s side rear window. Pitted chrome, cracked rubber, a split seam on the driver’s seat, and the vinyl on the dash is curling and torn. Cond: 5+. Price as tested: $67,495 Equipment: 3.0L BMW M-Performance TwinPower Turbo I6, 8-speed sport automatic, xDrive AWD, vented disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control, Technology Package with navigation and HUD. EPA mileage: 19/26 Likes: Turbo inline six with 355 hp makes this feel more a 3-series than SUV. Great transmission. Surround view camera is useful when parking and avoiding curbing the 20-inch wheels. Dislikes: Fastback-styled rear end. Brutally stiff ride. Rear window gives almost no sightlines for what is going on behind you, making driving aids vital. Eye appeal: H Overall experience: HHH Verdict: BMW has done a great job making a great-driving car, but other than that, the X4 does not offer much. If you’re truly looking for something more stylish and still fun to drive, I would choose the Porsche Macan or a Jaguar F-Pace. 152 SOLD AT $10,170. It struck me that the Borgward Isabella may be what happens when a Karmann Ghia and a Studebaker get together. On one hand, the look of the swoopy fenders, cut-down doors and delicate roof is purely European. On the other, its bulbous, wide stance and the huge “rhombus” on the grille seemed more of a New World influence. Fresh concours-level examples can fetch upwards of $30k. This one has a long way to go to reach that level, but the price paid leaves some room for the buyer. — Chad Taylor #47R-1965 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N: 106523457. Eng. # 103652. Blue/white vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 1,544 miles. Original paint and interior now looking tired and deteriorated. Top is dry with cracks and splits. Poor rubber and pitted chrome. Rust in SOLD AT $28,250. The oxidation makes this original-paint car look like the ideal barn find. Given the long-term storage, you might even talk yourself into the idea that the 13k miles on the odometer are original. The maskingtape lines along the edges of the chrome, however, suggest a long-ago repaint, which sort of suggests the odometer has turned as well. The online buyer may have some surprises in store, and not in a good way. Very well sold. #214R-1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N: 10704412028860. Yellow/ brown MB tex. Odo: 18,298 miles. Paint is oxidized, but not beyond revival. Small scrape on passenger’s side rear fender. Deteriorating sheepskins may have saved the seats. Melted duct tape seems to have become one with the Sports Car Market


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH dash. Lakeside Retired Employees sticker on windshield. Cond: 4-. bumpers and spoiler faded. Looks like it got more than its fair share of hot sun. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $11,300. 450SLs seem to be searching for their price levels as of late, energized by the run-up in values of the earlier Pagoda models. Decent sub-$10k examples are still plentiful, but ultra-low-miles examples can easily break $40k. If the believable 18k miles can be determined legit, and it can be made to run and drive fairly easily (hey, I’m an optimist), this could prove a bargain. IRISH #55R-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N: SCEDT26T6BD004304. Stainless steel/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 18,298 miles. A decent car when parked, but years of neglect have taken their toll. Cracked leather and dash. Paint on bumpers faded and worn. Hydraulics no longer hold the driver’s door open. Last licensed in Texas in 1998. Manual transmission. Good alloy wheels. Miles believed original. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $6,780. Sure, it’s a Veloce, but c’mon! For another grand, you could buy a well-loved running version without all of the issues noted above. Fully depreciated and on the upswing, but there are lots of good lowmile examples to choose from without having to settle for the likes of this one. Very well sold. JAPANESE #109R-1968 SUBARU SAMBAR pickup. S/N: K15313867. Yellow/ black vinyl. Yellow paint is faded. Surface rust, but generally solid. Rubber hanging down from the door. Dropside gates. Finned alloy wheels. Engine appears intact. Cond: 5. BEST BUY SOLD AT $25,990. This one is going back to its birth place in Ireland after it sold to an online bidder located in Belfast, according to the auctioneer. After sorting it mechanically, detailing it extensively, softening the leather, and replacing the dash (no easy task), the buyer will end up with a pretty desirable 18kmile original car. Ultra-low-mile cars can surpass $60k, so something north of $40k for this car when finished doesn’t seem like a stretch. There are too many wild cards, however, as who knows what gremlins (wrong movie, I know) lie beneath. ITALIAN #103R-1987 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Veloce convertible. S/N: ZABRA5589H1048738. Cream/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 61,986 miles. Original paint faded. Body shows dents all along the driver’s side. Worn top, cracked but not torn leather, dirty interior and carpets. Panel hanging from the dash. Rockers beginning to rust out. Black rubber October 2017 SOLD AT $4,520. I can see this little pickup’s future delivering luggage to the plane at the airport. Nice ones can go for $15k. Believe it or not, this one doesn’t seem that far away. There isn’t much to this little truck, as the body is 90% of it and this one is solid, providing an excellent starting point. A good buy. AMERICAN #145R-1932 STUDEBAKER DICTATOR coupe. S/N: 9018584. Dark green/tan mohair. 1960s restoration showing its age. Handsome model with high-end features such as sidemount spares, wood-spoke wheels, oval Studebaker headlights and luggage rack. Bare trunk interior, delaminating and cracked glass and chrome shows small dents and pits. Fauxwood interior trim holding up well. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $21,470. Had this been a largerwheelbase President model, it may have been worth re-restoring. As a mid-level offering, it would be hard to justify the expense. Best to 153


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH land, it could reach speeds of 36 mph, making it rather quick when compared to, say, a tank. The perfect vehicle to escape the impending zombie apocalypse. #114R-1953 HUDSON HORNET 2-dr just give it a mechanical refresh and enjoy it for what it is. #67R-1939 AMERICAN BANTAM ROADSTER. S/N: T202809. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 44,717 miles. Rough body with poor repaint. Continental kit on back. Strange strips of curved wood in the top—well, that may have been used in an effort to manufacture top bows. Some trim missing. A project. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $3,616. This first model King Midget was developed as an inexpensive, affordable car that nearly anyone could buy. It was first sold via mail order as a single-passenger kit car in which any single-cylinder engine could be installed. This example was in rough condition and not for the faint of heart as a restoration project. Expensive, given the condition, but if you can discover a Hollywood connection with Spanky and “Our Gang,” you could double your money overnight. #36R-1942 STUDEBAKER M29 WEA- SEL utility. S/N: 3HK29187. Red primer/red metal. No title. No top. Champion six engine and 3-speed hi/lo transmission. Paint is vintage Rustoleum Red applied via rattle can inside and out over a metal body that looks like it has seen at least two world wars. The metal tracks appear to be complete and mostly intact. The only thing not made of metal is the windshield, which is good, but I’m guessing is not on its first go-around. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $9,605. An adorable American microcar conceived by Roy Evans after his also-tiny American Austin failed in 1934. Its charming attributes that included diminutive size, economical fuel consumption and loads of fun sadly did not translate into sales success. Hard to find today; this car would make a worthy project or, with some horns applied to the grille and an Aoogahhh horn, a fun parade clown car. #69R-1941 KING MIDGET MODEL I racer. S/N: 816805. Blue/black vinyl. MHD. miles. Rough condition. Missing engine cover and other small bits. Air-cooled Wisconsin lawn-mower engine. Chassis showing some rust. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $5,085. No Studebaker collection is complete without one of these babies. Built for the WWII effort to transport troops across snowy northern Europe. It produces very little ground pressure on snow and came in an amphibious version as well. Going flat-out on SOLD AT $22,600. One of the star cars of the collection, but this one is a crap shoot. Picking up somebody else’s restoration project halfway through is a recipe that is fraught with peril. Inevitably, something is missing, be it a horn button or a hubcap, and the owner will look hard and long for a replacement. These are $100k-plus cars when restored right, but it may be a long hard road getting there. #38R-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N: P5FH194573. Yellow/yellow & white vinyl. Odo: 109,547 miles. V8, 2-bbl, auto. Correct hard top for ’55 without the porthole. Accessory wire hubcaps. Older cosmetic restoration with mediocre paint over masked 154 Sports Car Market SOLD AT $3,955. It was refreshing to see a Hornet that hasn’t been chopped, channeled, lowered or rodded. However, that will probably be this one’s future, as a restoration to original won’t provide an upside. This looked like it was pulled directly out of a Midwest farmer’s barn. #139R-1954 KAISER-DARRIN MODEL 161 roadster. S/N: 161001319. White/red vinyl. Odo: 67,939 miles. 161-ci I6, 2x1-bbl, 3-sp. Previous owner removed the trim and paint from the fiberglass body, so it probably looks worse than it actually is. The trunk is full of trim, much of it rechromed. Includes rare removable hard top manufactured by Dutch Darrin as an aftermarket part when his relationship with Kaiser ended. It will require some work, as it doesn’t seem to fit naturally into the well. Cond: 5-. sedan. S/N: 232735. White/white & blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 71,361 miles. 308-ci I6, 2x1bbl, auto. Listed in catalog as a 1956. All-original, untouched barn find. Chrome is badly pitted and rusty. Body looks very solid until you inspect the bottoms of the doors, which are completely rusted out. Missing headlight and has broken signal lenses. Missing side trim. Cond: 5-.


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VanDerBrink Auctions Norwalk, OH —but not removed—chrome. Now showing chips and small spots of surface rust. 1986 Texas inspection sticker on the window. Dirty engine compartment, wet carpets, pitting chrome. Photographs much better than when experienced in person. Cond: 3-. #196R-1974 AMC GREMLIN X hatch- back. S/N: A4A465H252979. Yellow & orange/brown vinyl. Odo: 26,890 miles. 304ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Sun exposure has made the orange decals proclaiming the “X” package nearly illegible. Original yellow paint faded to match. Sheepskins over dry and peeling vinyl seats. Wires hanging from under the dash. Cond: 5. expensive parts and strong club support, may have made it worth the bet. #39R-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- SOLD AT $28,250. Acquired years ago by Hackenberger from The Alamo Classic Car Museum. A 10-footer, for sure, but I’m not even talking about the quality of the restoration (for which the term is also an apt descriptor). The smells wafting from the interior made you wonder if you were standing downwind from a San Antonio sewer in the middle of July. The musty, moldy odor gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “Remember the Alamo!” A well-sorted #2 condition car can be bought for the price paid here. Well sold. #56R-1960 NASH METROPOLITAN hard top. S/N: E67728. Cream & white/black & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 55,901 miles. Original miles are believable. Decent paint except for a bad scratch on the passenger’s side front fender. Continental kit, AM radio, small rear bench seat. Cloth seats are soiled, but look like they would clean up nicely. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,910. Easily the best of the five Metropolitans offered today. Cute, yet sensible. The perfect car for a 20-year-old plaid-skirt-wearing young lady working her way up in the big city. Lois Lane drove the larger-wheelbase Nash Rambler, but you get the idea. This was a nice-looking car. Strong money, but its simplicity, combined with in ible. S/N: 5F08C312681. Blue/white vinyl/ black cloth. Odo: 30,858 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. C-code car with the entry-level engine and automatic transmission. AM radio and manual top. Poor paint, rough bodywork with bondo and rust in body and floors. Top and interior are shrunken, brittle and torn. Oddly, most of the bolts holding the front fenders were missing. Chrome pitted. No carpet or sill plates. Some missing parts. Four flat tires. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $7,571. Designed on the back of a napkin by Dick Teague as an AMC Hornet with the back lopped off. The “X” appearance/equipment was a $300 trim package, but in this case, the original buyer also opted for the optional V8 to back up the stripes. These cars have become the punching bag of the automotive world, but I’d take one all day over its contemporary Pinto and Vega alternatives. Sold on the high side of current values, but it would be difficult to find another with these specs. #51R-1985 OWOSSO MOTOR CAR SOLD AT $6,780. Sure, it’s a mess, but there was a time when I might have been drawn to a car like this. After all, the aftermarket parts are so plentiful that you can practically build one from a bare frame. Ah, but I’m older and wiser now. It can probably be made right with enough time and money, but I’m running out of both just looking at it. No way can you come out ahead on this. CO. PULSE AUTOCYCLE coupe. S/N: 6PJ1M00000000099. White & blue/ plexiglass/ black vinyl. MHD. Odo: 7,932 miles. Unusual three-wheeled vehicle powered by a Yamaha motorcycle engine resembling an airplane, with sliding cockpit door and outriggers for balance. Apparently used as a usedcar-lot promotional item, painted with blue flames and the words “E-Z Financing.” Looks pretty good from the outside, but slide open the fighter-jet-inspired cockpit and discover that critters have performed a blitzkrieg on the interior. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $16,950. About 360 Pulse vehicles were produced from 1982 to 1990. The model evolved slightly over time but remained true to the basic concept. A 16-foot custom frame is used with a fiberglass body, powered by a motorcycle engine. With all of these tasty cars, Hackenberger would have done himself a favor to invest in a couple of barn cats. The entire interior of the Pulse was chunked up into bite-sized pieces. I’m not sure what might still be lurking under the dash, but I certainly wouldn’t volunteer to change any fuses. Prices are all over the board, but the best examples reach the low-$20k range. As such, this seemed like all the money. © 156 Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market Join the Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends A benefit for the Portland Art Museum, held in conjunction with the opening of the Ken Gross-curated exhibit “Streamline — The Shape of Speed” Co-hosted by Keith Martin and SCM Editor at Large Donald Osborne ™ SCM 30th Anniversary Tour! July 8–13, 2018 1,000 Miles of Sinuous, Empty Oregon Back Roads Experience Crater Lake, the High Desert, Santiam Pass Lava Fields and More! Excellent Accommodations, Food, Oregon Wines and SCM Camaraderie Limited to 40 Cars, 1967 and Earlier (Preference given to the cars of Alfa Romeo) $6,000 Entry for Two For more information, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/anniversarytour, see Publisher Martin’s column this month on p. 18, or email keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com 158 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #S89-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Mk I Bugeye roadster. S/N AN5L13559. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 35,696 miles. Repainted in recent years to an average standard. Exterior door handles were not reinstalled; rather, white plastic plugs were stuck in the three holes on each door. Two tonneau cover snaps on each side were also not put back in, but with those four small holes left wide open. New economy-grade replacement top kinda sorta fits like the originals kinda sorta did. Insert aluminum-frame sliding-side windows, with light scuffing on the Plexiglas. They also contribute to the doors kinda sorta—but not entirely. Thirteen-inch Minilite/ Panasport-style wheels with new radials, yet the suspension sits high like it has a transfer case and four-wheel drive under it. New stock seats and carpeting. Dashpad re-covered in new vinyl, but wrinkled on the ends. Aftermarket steering wheel. Engine lid kept closed all weekend. Needed to get bump-started to cross the block, but once going, ran out okay. Cond: 3+. 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 SUV, sold for $35,370 at Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN TWIN CITIES Location: St. Paul, MN Date: June 23–24, 2017 Auctioneers: Gary Dehler, Kurt Warner Automotive lots sold/offered: 96/180 Sales rate: 53% Sales total: $1,860,346 High sale: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-dr hard top, sold at $87,480 Buyer’s premium: 8% or $400 minimum, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson SILVER AUCTIONS Location: Spokane, WA Date: July 8, 2017 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold/offered: 33/63 Sales rate: 52% Sales total: $177,282 High sale: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I fastback, sold at $30,240 Buyer’s premium: 8% or $250 minimum, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Boyle NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Bugeye or Frogeye—which is correct? Actually neither, as it was always a Sprite, according to BMC back in the day (the manufacturer, not me). My assistant Roy, who owned two of these in Hawaii back in the early 1970s, always says that nobody called them Frogeyes back then—it was always Bugeyes. This one reran early on Saturday as Lot S89, that time bid to $500 less and still not selling, so I’ll call this one kinda sorta correctly bid but definitely incorrectly not sold. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. Top seller at Silver Auctions’ Spokane sale — 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback, sold at $30,240 160 #S124-1960 MGA roadster. S/N DPSMN130746. Red/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 893 miles. Minnesota-issued VIN. This is stamped on the repop chassis tag instead of the original serial number. Good-quality repaint from a few years ago. Hood slightly bowed, door gaps wider at the front. Modern nonOEM windshield. Authentically replated chrome, with a muted rather than brilliant finish. Tidy and clean under the hood. Converted to 12-volt negative ground electrical system, with what appears to be a covered cigarette lighter dangling from the bottom of the passenger’s side of the dashboard. Other tweaks include 1970s vintage seat belts, stainless-steel exhaust, modern radial tires, LED lighting, DOT 5 brake juice, oil cooler, plus modern spin-on oil filter. Top and all upholstery pieces Sports Car Market


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Roundup are starting to show the wear and soiling of being an occasional driver. Tag from the MG Registry stuck to the painted dashboard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $69,120. Not ratty: lived-in. Not original enough to be considered well preserved, just an old used Porsche that only got what needed fixed and was used like a commodity for the better part of its 58 years of existing. Now properly disheveled for a hipster’s liking. Several bidders here really took a liking to it, with no problem hitting its slightly high $50k reserve. Bidding slowed after that, but still kept going for a while. While aircooled 911s may be stabilizing in the market, it looks like 356s haven’t. Sold well. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #28-1967 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 SOLD AT $17,280. 1959 saw the base-level MGA’s engine increased from 1,489 cc to the 1,588-cc of the Twin Cam. Now it was stated that a 1500 is under the hood (despite the 1600 badging on the fender tops), despite being a no-sale for $21k here two years ago with the consignor saying it was the original 1600 under the hood (SCM# 6786379). This year, it was originally a no-sale again, now down to $17k, but apparently the consignor finally got religion and turned it loose by the end of the day for a bit less as a post-block sale. Better sold than bought, despite the condition. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. GERMAN #F154-1959 PORSCHE 356A Carrera 1600 GS 2-dr coupe. S/N 106293. Glacier White/tan vinyl & cloth. Odo: 17,670 miles. Porsche-issued Certificate, showing it was originally equipped with Ventilated Chrome wheels on Michelin tires, front seat belts, Sebring sport exhaust and Spyder mirror. Engine in it now is from a Porsche 912, with a pair of Weber 2-barrels, K&N filters and modern ignition. Motor is rather dingy and disheveledlooking. Runs out like a four-cycle chainsaw. Recent repaint, with less-than-expert masking around the weather-checked window seals. Modern 356 Registry decal. Lightly scuffed and pitted brightwork. Heavily abraded wheelcover emblems, older Pirelli radials. Used-car undercarriage. Original interior, to include the radio-delete plate. Seats may have had the inserts replaced, as they show light wear. Heavy carpet wear over the rocker panels and rear parcel area, which would be flopped down off the kick panels if an old set of aftermarket speakers wasn’t holding them in place which front-center section is gone—replaced by a rubber mat. Cond: 3-. Kombi van. S/N 237038847. Blue & white/ gray vinyl. Odo: 32,341 miles. Old repaint over a reasonably flat body. Pop-up roof section looks fine with no cracks. One hubcap missing. Front seats look original, with the wear you would expect. Distant back seat also looks age-appropriate but is in a different color. Trunk-style carpet covers factory paint with areas of light surface rust. The slat windows are unbroken and seem to function. Door cards look like 1960s vintage rec-room paneling and like the seats, the front and rear don’t match. No sink or stove. Engine-room cover is fitted with carpet, again hiding light surface rust. Engine bay looks like an unrestored 40-year-old VW. Very rusty muffler hanging out in back. Front bumper has lethal-looking tow attachment. Cond: 3-. with some soiling. Light cracks in the centerconsole wood urethane. Carpet is dirtier and stained more than worn. Recently washed off under the hood, but still dull and oxidized. Modern fittings on the a/c lines. No cover on an electronic module on the right fender apron, with exposed circuitry. Aftermarket rear wire wheels with M-B decals on the simulated knockoff centers and shod with older radials. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $6,750. A very 1970s-appropriate color; I’ve seen a few SLs in the nonoriginal “Rein Orange” butterscotch finish, but not many. While 450SLs have seen some increases in prices, it’s the 500s and 560s that are really driving the market. Slightly underbid here, but not by much—as the reserve was a slightly high $9k. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. ITALIAN #F121-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spider. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Seller says it’s the original interior, but it has non-matching seats and door panels. Like many cars at this event, it was presented as a survivor, and it certainly looked presentable. My price guide lists these in fair condition at a surprising $30,700, making it easy to see why the high bid was declined. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #S156.2-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412055097. Rein Orange/orange hard top, tan cloth soft top/tan leather. Odo: 96,866 miles. Californiamarket car when new. Original CA blue plate up front, current-issue CA white plate in back, last renewed in 2004. Older topical repaint, with good masking at the door gaps and major trim pieces. Driver’s door sags slightly, which has caused some paint scuffing on the rear door frame. Hard top has heavier trim damage just behind that. Door glass seals on the top have also nearly turned white from sun fade. Seats starting to show some wrinkling from compacted bottom-cushion padding, along October 2017 S/N ZFFAA02A5A0032095. Black/tan leather. Odo: 7,593 miles. Stated that the 7,593 indicated miles are actual from new, and that the car is original as built. Recent servicing by an independent shop saw the timing belt and water pump replaced. All-original paint, but most of it ranges from lightly cracked to heavily crazed. Moderate scuffing on the top of the bumper on the driver’s side. Interior smells slightly musty. Seats show only slight wear, but the leather is getting stiff. Alpine AM/FM/ cassette deck, Alpine amp and graphic equalizer mounted below the HVAC ducts ahead of the center console and alarm-control module mounted to the right of the radio. Aftermarket carpeted floor mats. Engine bay kept buttoned up, but the undercarriage looks more like 107k of regular use or 7k of hard use and poor storage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. 1980 was the first year the 308s got fuel injection, the Bosch K-Jetronic unit. While the power output dropped, it did make the cars more livable for day-to-day use. I also like the way that Ferrari dealt with this first year of mandated 85-mph 161


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Roundup speedometers in the U.S. They still used the basic global speedometer, but only printed up to 80 mph on the face, so a third of the faceplate is blank. If you wanted to sell a low-mile 308 (which aren’t all that difficult to find) for big bucks, you missed that bus. Prices have— depending on your point of view—stabilized, dropped markedly, or the bubble burst and they are going back to where they should’ve been in the first place. All the money in the world bid. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #3-1981 FIAT X1-9 coupe. S/N ZFABS00AOB8138757. Silver/black plastic/white vinyl & tan & brown cloth. Odo: 93,994 miles. Older repaint now dull from age. It might revive with buffing, except for right quarter, which had other issues and buffed through to primer. No signs of rust. Window and bumper stainless nice. Uncracked dash with modern radio and doors have aftermarket speakers. Seats retain factory tri-color covers and should clean up but could use some new padding. Engine bay is clean and dry, showing signs of recent work. Trunk is very nice, retaining factory finishes and showing no signs of any damage history. Seller reports recent clutch and brake work. Cond: 3-. and rubber floor mat—which all show light wear. Speakers cut into the door panel and the radio installation looks cut-rate, but it is a Toyota-branded unit. Headliner starting to collapse. Heavier surface rust on the undercarriage, but nothing structural. Cond: 3. sitting on bald no-name tires. Engine bay is clean and dry with a Weber 2-bbl atop rotary. Clearly, the mechanicals took precedence over cosmetics. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $2,400. Last of the first-generation RX-7s, lauded for their handling at a budget price. The early rotaries had a cloudy reputation for longevity, so it would be interesting to know how the car got its impressive mileage. The high bid was less than a third of the SCM Pocket Price Guide median, so it’s easy to see why the seller took it home. My guess is more history might have given the bidders some confidence. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #F141-1989 SUZUKI SIDEKICK JLX SOLD AT $35,370. When Land Crusher prices punched a hole though the Ionosphere a few years back, only on occasion was it on minty virgin examples. While I’d hardly call this one minty virgin, everything about it comes off as correct for the miles, used but not abused and bone-stock original. Even as this one sits today, back at the peak of the market this would’ve been about $60k. Today, it was initially a no-sale bid at this amount, but before it was parked back in its spot, the deal was put together and was sold for a current market-correct price. With a little work and at the right venue, this may even do a little bit better, but the returns will be thin. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. NOT SOLD AT $3,200. When introduced to the U.S. in 1974, the X1/9, with its mid-engine drivetrain and targa-topped wedge shape, was the antithesis of the aging MGs and was a bit of an affordable exotic. When approaching 30–40 year-old entry-level sports cars, I expect the worst, but this wasn’t that bad, with signs of recent work and no hints of back yard “improvements.” High bid was about 50% too low, so I can see why it wasn’t cut loose. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. JAPANESE #F132-1982 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N JT3FJ40CXC3357590. White & blue/gray vinyl. Odo: 38,207 miles. The consignor attests to the 38,207 indicated miles as being correct. Copy of the original window sticker shows the only options were mud and snow tires for $65 and locking front hubs for $152. Aftermarket electric Warn winch. Older economy-grade replacement tires on the stock steel rims. The original paint has a few nicks and scrapes on it, especially on the front and back. It can stand to be buffed out. Doors fit quite well, especially considering the genre. Rust stains on the body seams inside the rear compartment. Good original seats, door panels 162 “ #46-1985 MAZDA RX-7 coupe. S/N JM1FB3317F0859671. Gunmetal Gray/gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 197,685 miles. Older repaint has major clearcoat degradation. Black bumpers and window trim nice, but some of the finish has worn off hatch trim. Windshield cracked. Window rubber is sharp enough to cut you. Vinyl sections of seats and door cards peeling, cloth has minor splits. Nice dash and steering wheel. factory wheels corroded and SOLD AT $8,640. 1989 was the inaugural year of the Sidekick, essentially an up-market and slightly more stable Samurai. Considering that my octogenarian mother owns a ’13 Ford Escape, I’ve noticed that a lot of her bluehaired sisterhood also likes small SUV/CUV/ cross-over thingies (they all say they like the visibility out of them), so I’m not surprised that The Little Old Lady from Cedar Rapids had this (She’s the terror of Ellis Boulevard / Especially if it snows real hard / It’s the Little Old Lady from Cedar Rapids / Go granny, go Essentially an up-market and slightly more stable Samurai. Considering that my octogenarian mother owns a ’13 Ford Escape, I’ve noticed that a lot of her blue-haired sisterhood also likes small SUV/CUV/cross-over thingies (they all say they like the visibility out of them). 1989 Suzuki Sidekick JLX hard-top SUV hard top SUV. S/N JS4TA01V2K4106043. Red & gray/beige cloth. Odo: 42,493 miles. Retains all paperwork from when it was sold new to a female senior citizen (getting $750 in trade for her 1978 Chevy Malibu 4-dr sedan). Equipped with no optional equipment apart from what was part of the JLX package, but did get a $2k rebate on the purchase. Excellent original paint and graphics. Excellent door fit, good panel gaps. All-original interior was well cared for and in great condition. Used-cardealer-grade engine bay fluff-and-buff. Heavy surface rust on the few areas below that got missed with the thick dealer-applied undercoating. New exhaust and tires on the stockstyled steel rims. Cond: 3+. ” Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #112482975831. 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX MR sedan. S/N JA3AH86C56U058702. 9 miles. “Graphite Gray, 2.0-liter DOHC, 16V 4-cylinder Mpi T/C Mivec, 6-speed manual trans with OD, MR Package, Zero Lift Kit.” Condition: 1. Roundup granny, go granny go). Some may not take these too seriously, but the bidders here certainly did, as the reserve was easily met at $7,100 and kept getting strongly bid from there. BAD PUN WARNING: Even for what was paid here, in the right market, they might even be able to successfully flip it. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. SOLD AT $137,954. How often are you given a chance to buy a brand-new car 11 years later? The MR (Mitsubishi Racing) is a higher-performance model than the standard Evo, and it has a 6-speed, 17-inch BBS wheels and other visual upgrades. The car also has the Zero Lift Kit, which is a few spoilers and air guides added on the car. The Evo is a popular platform for tuners and motorsport enthusiasts, so worrying about collectibility is not an issue. Well sold. eBay Motors, 7/25/2017. /#332286765367. 1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Twin Turbo coupe. S/N JA3XE74C3MY024036. 17,657 miles. “Car had been sitting in storage for years. Car was stored with 17,504 miles on it. Adult pampered since new. VR-4 Twin Turbo, AWD.” Condition: 2.5. #49-1989 NISSAN 300ZX coupe. S/N GCZ32505987. Red/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 167,499 km. The second coat of paint has major clearcoat peeling issues. Once you get past that, the body looks straight. Rear spoiler is long gone, with rubber plugs filling mounting holes. Side skirt has minor cracking. Very nice T-tops. Interior is surprisingly nice, with likenew seats and door cards. Good dash and lessthan-usual wear to adjacent switchgear pods. Later radio and CD player stacked in console. Black overspray under the hood. Engine is clean and dry. All tags and service decals in Japanese. Cond: 4+. other than a true JDM devotee. Then you’d have to source correct replacement front seats. Seeing this was a surprise; the only other time I had seen a Soarer was at Scottsdale earlier in the year. Now that these are hitting the 25year importation mark, I suspect we’ll see a few more. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. AMERICAN #11-1947 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DE- SOLD AT $13,100. In the late 1980s through the 1990s, Mitsubishi was an interesting company. They had a lot of joint ventures with Chrysler, including Diamond-Star Motors (DSM). The problem is that the cars don’t have that Japanese-car look. This 3000GT just looks like a Dodge Stealth. The Dodge name fits it more than Mitsubishi. Will these be collectible? They might be for some, but they aren’t on my watch list. Either way, $13k is pretty cheap for an original, low-mileage, sporty, AWD, twin-turbo car. Well bought. eBay Motors, 7/9/2017. #5115. 1997 Mazda Miata convertible. S/N JM1NA3532V0728398. 7,601 miles. “1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission, original floor mats, sales paperwork and window sticker” Condition: 1.5. NOT SOLD AT $7,800. One of the two JDM RHD performance cars here. Car card said “imported correctly with clean Washington title.” The Twin Turbo was available here in the U.S., making the case for importing a JDM car less obvious to the casual observer given the absence of any mention of unique equipment on car card. The RHD would be a fun novelty at Cars & Coffee or an interesting addition to a “Z” collection. Considering the paint, high bid seems fair unless there is a big RHD/JDM market out there. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. SOLD AT $12,000. This isn’t the most expensive Miata to sell on Bring-A-Trailer, but it shows a trend in high-priced Miatas. Red is the most common Miata color, as they made 84,000 examples. It isn’t an M Edition, and it doesn’t have any rare options. What really makes this one worth it is how original it is and the low mileage. If you want a limited-edition Miata, this isn’t it, but it is still a collector. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 7/21/2017. ♦ 164 #27-1991 TOYOTA SOARER coupe. S/N JZZ2300009172. Pearl White/gray cloth. Odo: 151,913 km. Factory pearl paint over a straight body with Toyota-quality shutlines. No major dings or blemishes. Water in left headlamp assembly. Excellent dash, carpet and headliner. No sign of moonroof leaks. Front seats have been replaced by modern cloth units but back seats retain their original beige leather. Aftermarket steering wheel. Engine bay clean but not detailed. Whether it’s stock, I’ll have to leave to JDM experts or someone who can read the Japanese decals under the hood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,300. You know it as the first-generation Lexus SC300, but in Japan it was the third-generation Toyota Soarer sports coupe. Compared to Lexus prices, it was bid to an impressive figure considering the parts/service concerns to anyone LUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 11844975. Blue/gray cloth. Odo: 33,025 miles. 218-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Ancient dull paint could pass for original. Body is exceptionally straight, but there is a six-inch line of rust through on the driver’s side rocker. Front bumper is worn and has a couple of small rust spots; chrome grille has similar wear but only a few small dents. Unmolested painted dash has woodgrain finish, but adjoining area on top of driver’s door panel worn down to metal. Inside doors show heavy water staining and armrests held together by tape. Front seat covers look original and have minor splits, back seat much nicer. Underhood is all stock except for aftermarket coolant heater, finishes; worn but the engine is dry. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,600. Like other car makers, Plymouth’s ’47s were warmed-over prewar models marking time until the all-new ’49s arrived. This car looks to be a solid project—if the rust noted isn’t too widespread. With its corrosion issues, the high bid seemed fair to me, but the consignor, no doubt looking at its originality, thought it is worth more. In any case, with restored examples going for somewhere between $15k–$25k, any work on this will have to be a labor of love rather than an investment. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #61-1947 WILLYS pickup. S/N ID01- 6487. Yellow/tan vinyl. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Purists, look away now. Body and interior covered in spray on bedliner. Name-plate holes on hood not filled. Features a 2-foot-by6-inch steel front bumper and diamond-plate rear. No wipers, odometer or, from what I could see, interior door handles. Custom dash Sports Car Market


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Roundup with aftermarket gauges. Seats look like Toyota pickup units. Dash is the fuzzy long-hair material you saw in custom vans back in the day. Engine bay features an aluminum radiator. Big-block 454 looks to be well installed. Vehicle has an assigned Idaho VIN. Cond: 4+. company in 1929 to come up with the nextclosest color—gray from Twin Cities tractor. However, the bigger problem here is a limited number of potential buyers, since this is too big to fit in a standard garage stall. As such, sold about right. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S129.1-1949 CHEVROLET 3100 NOT SOLD AT $5,500. Seller says it’s now riding on an ’88 Ram frame, and with its Chevy drivetrain, it means that the body panels are likely the only part of the truck that has ever seen Ohio. With a four-inch lift, Dana 60s and 33-inch tires, it’s less of a collectible than an old truck to have fun with. Even with free labor, build cost was probably more than the high bid here. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #S117.1-1949 FORD F-6 pickup. S/N 98RT144977. Meadow Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 51,281 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Hydraulic-tilting Ford-made bed. Hydrovac brake system and cab heater. Period-accessory fog lamps. Very old repaint has mellowed to looking like it’s original, yet shows masking lines on door and glass seals. Vent window seals are heavily dry rotted and cracking. Vent window glass delaminating. Decent door fit. Heavier paint flaking on the back panel of the cargo bed. Newer black paint on the cargo box wood-plank flooring. Fitted with 1960s-era clearance lights on the cab roof. Headliner is missing. Seat hastily re-covered decades ago, and has some heavier wear at the driver’s position. Stated that the fuel and cooling systems were recently “gone through.” Light rattle-can glossy black on the rear pumpkin and chassis rails. All six bias-ply tires have light sidewall cracking. Cond: 3. pickup. S/N 21GPD5824. Hunter Green/ brown vinyl. Odo: 3,022 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Optional 4-speed granny-low transmission. Better-quality bone-stock restoration, completed a decade ago. Good repaint, yet with slight orange peel on the back of the cab. Reproduction mirror has heavier wear— to the point of showing significant brass under the paint—most likely from a car cover. Good door fit. Authentic clutch screws holding the repop serial-number tag in place. Embossed tailgate has vinyl outline lettering rather than the correct painted full letters. High-gloss varnished wood plank floor in the cargo box, with correct black retainer strips. All reproduction chrome—to include the added rear bumper, fitted with a period-style dealer’s decal. Authentically reupholstered seat, reproduction door panels and headliner. Never fitted with a radio. Older concours-quality engine-bay detailing, now with rusty thermostat housing bolts and fuel residue at the base of the carburetor. Modern radial tires on the stock rims. Cond: 2. on most chrome, if not duller on the rear bumper. Well-fitted non-stock cloth top. Seats show light wear and are more of a tomato red instead of the stock dark red. Non-stock metallic red dashboard. Dingy undercarriage, with rusty exhaust pipes. 1950 Crestliner wheel covers and radial tires on the stock rims. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Unchanged since it was last seen last month at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indy, then a no-sale at $35,000 (SCM# 6836078). Not at all surprising that it didn’t sell and was bid for slightly less here. Care to take any bets to see if it turns up at a Monterey auction in a few months? Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S140-1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER road- NOT SOLD AT $24,000. The only concession to the 21st century on this truck is the radial tires; otherwise, this is one of the most accurate restorations I’ve seen in awhile on an Advance Design Chevy. Bid under the market, so no apologies needed for not letting it go. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. SOLD AT $6,750. I’d have been a lot keener on this otherwise generally original truck if they hadn’t done it up with the fake Minneapolis-Moline tractor-dealer motif. M-M used yellow exclusively on their equipment in the post-war era, and before that you’d have to go back to before the merger that created the 166 #S119.1-1950 FORD CUSTOM Modified convertible. S/N B0CS159184. Black/black cloth/black & red leather. Odo: 76,636 miles. 239-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Modifications include lowering blocks for the rear suspension, dualexhaust system, tachometer and a plethora of speed parts under the hood. While it’s still a flathead, the motor now sports finned aluminum heads, Holley 4-barrel double-pumper carburetor induction, polished stainless upperradiator tubes and pusher electric fan ahead of the radiator. Period accessories include fender skirts, Continental kit, bumper guards, fog lamps and spotlights. Good repaint. AACA decal in the windshield. Average-grade replate ster. S/N 13180. Red & black/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 74,592 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Cosmetic restoration within the past few years. From the front and sides, the repaint looks pretty good, but in the back it needs some more block sanding to take out the light orange peel. Replated bumpers, grille bars and instrument-panel trim. Modern clamp-on doorframe mirrors already have rusty hardware. Has a spring-base radio antenna on the driver’s side cowl, but no visible radio. Fenderseam moldings starting to lift on the edges. Good upholstery work on the front seats— which also have seat belts—and almost as good in the back, except that it is light on padding and comes off like a bean-bag chair. Door-panel vinyl is not nearly as good. Okay carpet fit. Tidy and stock under the hood. Painted rear axle and frame, but rusty and loosey-goosey rear leaf springs and exhaust system—which makes it sound more like a tractor than usual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,580. 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Roundup tion-company-supplied data shows it as a post-block sale. More cosmetically refurbished than restored, and as that was a few years down the pike, this was a reasonable sale. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #26-1953 DODGE CORONET 4-dr se- dan. S/N 42502219. Green & white/white vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 69,096 miles. 3-sp. Factory paint is down to primer in some areas but still holding a shine. Despite age and Korean-War-era restrictions that meant lower quality of materials, chrome and stainless are still presentable. Nameplate and hood ornament pitted. Rear bumper painted silver. Dash is nice with good trim. Seats are in tatters and held together with duct tape. Back seat not visible due to torque converter and bellhousing back there. Transmission in trunk. Engine bay is empty, but on the bright side, the frame and firewall are in excellent shape. Cond: 5+. Excellent factory headliner with stainless strips. Engine bay stock but dusty. Moderate wear to firewall, a/c decals still present on oil-filter canister and generator. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,020. In nicer shape than the Chryslers offered by same seller. Basically a sound car in need of correct seat covers; the rest could conceivably wait awhile. If it’s as sound as it looks, very well bought. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. NOT SOLD AT $700. Judging by its nosehigh stance, I figured there was ether cement in the trunk or the engine was missing. It was the latter. Its standard 241-ci Hemi scored an impressive 23.4 mpg in that year’s Mobilgas Economy run and broke more than 140 AAA stock-car records...but that’s all academic with this car in its current state. I’m not sure if the seller is going to find anyone to pay more for an engineless sedan. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #36-1955 CADILLAC DEVILLE coupe. S/N 556239666. Blue/dark blue/blue vinyl/ cloth. Odo: 2,343 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight body with only a little line of rust above fender skirts. Older repaint in factory color but noticeable in door openings. Front bumper straight and features the longest Dagmars I’ve ever seen. Side and window trim has several small dents. Very nice dash and door panels, but the seats have been redone in cheesy velour that is splitting. #S115-1956 FORD FAIRLANE Sunliner convertible. S/N P6DC219085. Coral & white/white vinyl/Coral & white vinyl. Odo: 30,135 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factoryoptional Ford-O-Matic transmission and power steering. Dealer-accessory Continental kit wears three types of wheel trimmings: full wheel covers up front, dog-dish hubcaps in back (under the fender skirts), and the dogdish/basket-wire combination simulated wire wheel on the period-accessory Continental kit. Driver-grade restoration completed in 1990, and car used sparingly since. Presentable repaint. Light overspray between color coats in the door jambs. Once buffed-out alloy and stainless trim now is starting to dull. Bottoms of the doors don’t match the body envelope, but shut well. Circa-1990 reproduction seats and door panels, which show minimal wear or aging. 1990s-era AM/FM/cassette deck fitted into the stock radio bezel. Repaint flaking off the engine, but valve covers still look good. Non-stock carburetor and open-element air filter. Universal-fit radiator hoses. Cond: 3. features a drawing of Disney’s Goofy. Fifties vibe continues with fender skirts and dual exhausts. Factory dashpad slightly lumpy but untorn, dash paint and trim very nice. Seats and door cards have been redone in modern orange and gray cloth. Engine bay features a huge aluminum radiator and plenty of chrome dress-up parts. Looks to have upgraded brakes. Seller says it’s gone only 3,000 miles in past 25 years, and has 2,000 miles on engine and transmission. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,770. Odd to see custom touches on a 4-door sedan, but at least they’re easily undone. Overall, a solid car that should be welcome at shows as a counterpoint to all the Tri-Five Chevys out there. Impressively sold and it’s now listed by a local dealer for $24,500. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #S139-1957 DIVCO custom delivery SOLD AT $30,000. The “Thunderbird Special” 318-ci Y-block was introduced this year, being optional in all Ford cars that year—including the T-bird (as the 292 was still its standard engine). Don’t get too worked up over what this brought, as it was auctioned off with all proceeds going to charity (as such, there was no buyer’s fee, since the buyer paid the charity directly). At that, the last bidder bumped up his $27,500 bid to make it an even $30k. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #44-1956 FORD FAIRLANE 4-dr sedan. S/N M6T163873. Black/orange & gray cloth. Odo: 74,001 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older thick repaint was well done but now has a two-inch crack on hood. Bumpers are a bit dull but might polish up. Turn-signal trim is pitted. Side trim and hubcaps very good. Hood ornament is pitted, as are taillight bezels; the lights have been fitted with blue dots. Aftermarket Continental kit fitted; it’s white and 168 truck. S/N DPSMN- 120076. Candy Dark Blue Metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 154,213 miles. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Roof chopped 11 inches (try THAT on a ’32 Ford coupe). All trim painted body color but fitted with corrugated aluminum panels. Retains the original bi-fold doors up front, with double barn doors in the back. Fitted onto a 1989 Chevy C1500HD pickup chassis. 350 Vortec V8, 4L60E auto transmission, and rear axle, sourced from a 1999 Suburban. Generally stock motor, aside from headers, a cold-air induction kit, billet-power brake cylinder module and aluminum radiator. Clean undercarriage. Fitted with 17-inch front wheels and tires, with 20s in the back. Interior plainly trimmed in gray cloth, with seats from a 2007 Silverado pickup. Stock HVAC controls located on the custom overhead console. Overall, a very clean build with only limited use since completion. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,500. The year this truck was built, the manufacturer, Detroit Industrial Ve- Sports Car Market


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Roundup hicle Company, merged with Wayne Works of Richmond, IN, a major school-bus body manufacturer—becoming Divco-Wayne Corporation. You didn’t have to walk too far outside of the auction barn here at “Back to the 50’s” to notice that modified multi-stop delivery vans are definitely hip and in vogue. A very thought-out and well-executed build, and not so radical that the builder isn’t the only person who could live with the truck as-is. Not cheap, but worth the price of admission since more than this was easily put into building it—and it’s done. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S141-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N 11837B162729. Fawn Beige & white/Fawn & white vinyl & nylon. Odo: 86,813 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Converted from a Powerglide to TH350 automatic transmission. Factory-optional power steering, full tinted glass and Chevy push-button AM radio with rear antenna. Dealer-accessory grille guard. Period aftermarket Imperial a/c. Base/clear repaint, with some light orange peel above the body moldings on the passenger’s door. Good door fit and shut lines, although the stainless door-edge guards throw it off a little. Clean and tidy under the hood, with a recently repainted engine. Converted from a generator to an alternator with a powdercoated case and to dual-master-cylinder brakes. Modern black-braided nylon wiring looms, also used on the a/c lines. Seats and door panels are in rather good condition, with minimal wear. A bit more wear and soiling to the carpet. Older overall chassis undercoating, with a big-bore glasspack-only exhaust system, which sounds robust but is pushing annoying. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,400. I’ve been seeing more stock-looking early ’60s fullsize Chevys getting their original Powerglides swapped out for something more modern —usually a Turbo HydraMatic 350. For the work involved for a street cruiser, if I were to go that route, I wouldn’t even mess around with a TH350; I’d put in something like a 700R4 to give me overdrive. The reserve was off at $29,500, and managed to get one more bid, selling right in the wheelhouse for what the market is. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S157-1961 BUICK LESABRE convert- ible. S/N 4H1064766. Beige metallic/beige vinyl/beige & black vinyl. Odo: 36,301 miles. 364-cc V8, 2-bbl, auto. Stated both that the 36,301 miles indicated are actual, yet also that it received a concise restoration a few years ago. Nice base/clear repaint. Excellent door fit, with nary a rattle. Good original brightwork, including the bumpers. Masking miscue on the lower vent-window trim. Generally well-fitted top, with limited use starting to inflict some light wrinkling on the plastic backlight. Good original seats, with light wear and discoloration at the tops of the backs. Original carpet moderately soiled, worn and faded. Dealer-accessory clock in a dashtop pod over the center stack, tissue dispenser on the bottom of it. Original seat belts up front, lightly to heavily soiled across their lengths. Old replacement exhaust system. Older radial tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Introduced in 1957 for all Buicks, by 1961, the 364-ci V8 was exclusive to the LeSabre. In addition to its base tune, it could be optioned with a 4-pot carburetor for 300 horsepower. Below the LeSabre, the new compact Special used the also-new 215-ci V8 that would eventually make its way across the pond to Rover and then British Leyland and beyond in the Range Rover. Up in the Invictas and Electras, they now used the 401 Nailhead that was introduced in 1959. The drop top was a couple of bids shy of where it should’ve been. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #38-1962 CHRYSLER 300 2-dr hard top. S/N 8223138474. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 59,109 miles. V8, auto. Original paint is dull and down to primer in places, with plenty of chips and scratches. A fair-sized metal tear in right front fender wheel opening. No visible signs of rust, but the rocker panel looked like there might be issues under the trim. Front bumper and grille okay, rear bumper painted silver but good enough to use for a core. Side trim all there and surprisingly good. Seats baked hard, with vinyl flaking off. Rear seat shows springs. No headliner. Engine bay is on par with rest of car, original and dusty. Original-style Mopar alternator looks newer than the other components. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,250. One of the non-letter 300 Sport Series, not to be confused with the concurrent 300H “Letter Series” which added 75 hp and another $1,700 to the price and is worth a whole bunch more today. Offered by the same WA/AZ-based consignor of the Chrysler wagon and in broadly similar condition. The out-of-date Washington plate read “440 SLED,” which, if true, suggests an engine swap, since the 440 didn’t appear until 1966. At the price paid, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t fairly bought, even if it just entitles you to write more checks. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #121-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 31847J145976. Burgundy metallic & pearl/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 27,706 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fairly 170 Sports Car Market


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Roundup recent paint has minor orange peel. Straight body with good shut lines. Painted roof in pearl finish and features body-color trim lines above drip rails and at base of B-pillar, giving the roof an odd look from a distance. Front bumper presents an old-looking finish, rear is a bit better. Grille looks to be original and needs a polish. Trim panel around taillights has big nick. Dash is body color, but hood panels are a brighter shade. Aftermarket speakers cut into doors. Console trim and steering wheel very nice. Sill plates are probably the originals and show their age and dents. Engine has aftermarket intake, carb and distributor. Generic hoses. Gouge in radiator and rusty exhaust manifolds detract from custom-car vibe. Front brakes upgraded to discs. Exhaust now exits in front of rear wheels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Seller said he has spent $35k on restoration, making the car’s lack of attention to details really obvious. With those issues in mind, high bid was reasonable, but seller is looking for a number closer to what he has in it. He’ll need to do some work before that will happen. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #35-1964 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Town & Country wagon. S/N 8743120401. White/white vinyl. Odo: 39,195 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ancient paint worn down to primer. Straight body except for right quarter panel. Side trim good with a few minor dents, Very good grille and roof rack. Bumper worn but undented. Window trim very good except top of windshield missing... but it may be included in the trim pieces inside. Seats might revive with a cleaning/conditioner. Dash is very good, except radio is missing. Aftermarket a/c under dash. Metal surface in load area has surface rust, remnants of factory carpet still in place. Underhood mimics rest of car— worn and dirty but seemingly all there. Aftermarket manifold and carb. Windshield cracked. Last taxed in 2002. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,500. The last time I saw one of these (okay, a ’63) was in a Doris Day/James Garner film. This is the pound puppy I wish I October 2017 171


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Roundup could have taken home, but its needs likely exceed my talents, patience and probably wallet. Price paid was very reasonable for a solid, running example. If the owner plans on farming out the work, he’ll need to keep his eyes on the budget to avoid going underwater since these top out at just under $30k in my price guide. Despite its rarity and being a top-ofthe-line hard top, that figure prices it below a corresponding Ford Country Squire. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #F175-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza 2-dr hard top. S/N 105375W103983. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 83,873 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, auto. Originally Madeira Maroon. Optional 110-hp engine. Plus-3 sized aftermarket wheels shod with BF Goodrich 245/60R16 radials. Light orange peel on a few body panels could stand to be block-sanded on the newer color-change repaint. Wheelwell trim and rocker-panel molding mounting holes filled, not put back on after the respray. Lightto-moderate scuffing on the original bumpers and trim. Non-stock dual-exhaust system, with the lower-valance panel trimmed to clear. New—if not authentic—perimeter seal added to the drip channel around the engine compartment. Used-car-grade engine bay is somewhat dusty. Various bits of wiring with crimp connectors added. Modern in-line fuel pump spliced into the line just behind the alternator. Newer replacement seats, good original door panels, threadbare original carpeting. Cond: 3. moldings. Silver powder-coated rear corner trim. New OEM windshield. Passenger’s door hangs slightly low. Non-stock four-barrel induction. Engine painted Mopar Performance Orange, with some oil and fuel seal weeping since. Optional power steering. Non-stock fuzzy cloth inserts on the seats and door panels. Aftermarket smaller diameter wood-rim steering wheel. Homemade mini center console directly below the dash holds a modern drag tachometer and contains a DIN-mount CD sound system. Modern speakers set onto the rear parcel shelf. Original and moderately soiled rug. Modern seat belts front and rear. Newer paint on the rear axle, older air shocks. Non-stock dual exhaust. Plain steel rims with dog-dish caps and modern radials. Cond: 3+. dashpad. Very dull, mostly worn-off vacuumplated plastic trim. 1990s-era AM/FM/cassette deck displaces the original radio, speakers cut into the rear parcel shelf. Moderate carpet soiling. Fresh engine repaint, in non-correctfor-1965 light Ford Corporate Blue. Cowl and fender aprons also freshly painted black. New ignition components. Mostly black-painted undercarriage, with new stock exhaust system. Newer radial tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,068. While I was evaluating this, a less-enlightened individual sauntered up next to me to look at the engine. “Too bad it ain’t got a good motor,” he muttered, to which I replied,“Yeah, like a Slant Six”— which pretty much vapor-locked him. The polyspherical-head 318 may not have been the most potent motor then or now—and by a darn sight not the prettiest-looking—but they reliably got the job done. The auction company got the job done here too, as the reserve was surpassed at $12k and even garnered one more bid to get it sold. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. I rather like Monza coupes detrimmed, giving them a cleaner look akin to the basic 500 series. I’ve always felt that the wheelwell moldings in particular blinged-up an otherwise excellent clean design. It also makes it easier to put on bigger meats and roll the wheelwell lips for clearance. One thing that the consignor’s description card was spot-on about was that decent late Corvair coupes are getting harder to find. And certainly are no longer down at $3,500 for a no-issues driver. However, the tightwad Corvair owner in me still thinks that the final bid here should’ve got it bought—or at least is in the range of negotiation. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S131-1965 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II 2-dr hard top. S/N R857227098. Light yellow/brown vinyl & cloth. Odo: 48,646 miles. 318-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Presentable older repaint, with slight overspray in the engine bay and on the rear leaf springs. Masking lines around the door-lock cylinders and VIN tag. Replated bumpers, polished alloy trim and 172 #S134-1965 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 5R07T231119. Silver blue/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 23,646 miles. 200-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Stated that the transmission and Hurst shifter are 1964 units and that the originals are included with the car. Decent base/clear repaint done within the decade. Original door seals and body tag masked around. Dealer-accessory-style rocker-panel stripes added. Replated bumpers, mostly reproduction emblems and original trim. Rear window stainless trim has sanding scratches. Good door fit, okay hood and trunk gaps. Stated that the interior is original, but it has a poorly fitted reproduction “ SOLD AT $12,960. The consignor insinuated that the 23,646 indicated miles was on the first time around, but the car gives me the impression that you can add 100k to that. Nobody with a bidder’s number seemed to have that impression either, as it pretty much sold for what an average 6-banger hard top would go for anywhere today. Reserve was actually met at $10,500, then took several $250 steps until it hammered sold. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #F173-1967 DODGE CORONET Hemi 2-dr sedan. S/N WL21F75162063. Maroon metallic/white vinyl. Odo: 36,120 miles. 542ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Originally powered by a Poly 318 V8, per the VIN and the body tag; now has a built-up crate Hemi. Maybe because of that, there’s fresh damage on the left rear corner of the car (broke loose, perhaps?), which will require bodywork and a repaint. Too bad, as its color-change repaint from a few years ago presents well on the rest of the car. Reproduction decals from Minnesota Dragways on the left rear-quarter window. Like all of the glass in the car, it is modern replacement. Modern production hood scoop in matte black. Aftermarket alloy wheels. Reproduction door panels, reupholstered seats in a non-stock generic pattern. Modern stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel cover. Modern Sun tachometer attached to the driver’s side Apillar. Engine bay trimmed out to look stock, to include a 426-ci air-cleaner decal. Also has a stainless coolant-overflow tank. Generally clean undercarriage. Cond: 3. The polyspherical-head 318 may not have been the most potent motor then or now—and by a darn sight not the prettiest-looking—but they reliably got the job done. The auction company got the job done here too. 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II 2-dr hard top ” Sports Car Market


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Roundup C-4 automatic. Market-correct sale, yet on the low end of that envelope. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #24-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 NOT SOLD AT $52,500. Last seen at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction at the first of the year, sans body damage and not sold for $35k (SCM# 6823514). Regardless of what’s under the hood, the left rear-quarter-panel damage pretty much negates any serious interest in the car, as the amount of the no-sale bid is pretty much a courtesy to the sum of the parts to build it. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S133-1967 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 7R03C153227. Brittany Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 65,166 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The Marti Report for the car shows it equipped with a/c, full tinted glass, power steering, Tilt-Away steering column, deluxe seat belts, power top and AM radio. 1970s Ford AM/FM stereo radio and styled steel wheels with gold-tone inserts added postproduction. Stated that with the exception of an older repaint, the car is essentially original and that the 65,166 indicated miles are actual per the consignor. Said repaint was done quite well, but masking lines can be found if you hunt for them. Bumper chrome looks excellent for being half a century old. Interior wear commensurate with the indicated miles, with typical soiling between the pleats. Crudely stitched modern leather wrap on the steeringwheel rim. Rather dingy under the hood and not original enough to have a cow over giving it a fluff-and-buff. Air cleaner and lid repainted a while back, the latter heavily flaking. Used-car undercarriage, with clamped stock exhaust system. Cond: 3+. fastback. S/N 0R05H135469. Anti-Establish Mint/black vinyl. Odo: 35,547 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Quality repaint over straight body in original special-order color. Rechromed bumpers, excellent window stainless. Some wear to taillight bezels. Excellent grille. Well-fitted repro interior. Nice dash, aftermarket steering wheel. Under the hood is loaded with aftermarket pieces, aluminum radiator, MSD ignition, chrome valve covers and air cleaner. Tower brace added. Engine non-stock with high-lift cam and solid lifters backed up with a Tremec 5-speed. Marti Report included. Cond: 3+. with original-style seat covers, very nice dash and door panels. Underhood better than new with OEM parts. Minor weeping from front of right valve cover. Photos show underside of truck clean with factory stickers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,470. A Canadian-market car with GM Canada documentation and ProtectO-Plate. Seller says it’s a frame-off restoration and it certainly looks it. With the exception of the paint scrape atop the bedrail (which isn’t that noticeable from the side), all the issues noted are nitpicking. However, in the collector-car world those nitpicks take the car from a concours contender into a very nice driver/ local-show truck. Sale price is fair to both parties, and if bed issues can be fixed without spending too much money, a good deal for the buyer. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. SOLD AT $30,240. Seller states miles are original. Seemed to run well, but the thanks goes to its high-lift cam, loudly. Well bought for condition, but a fair deal considering its modifications. Last seen at Silver’s 2016 Coeur d’Alene sale, where it was bid to $25,000 (SCM# 6803609). What I said then still applies—you modify a higher-end muscle car at your own peril. Buyers willing to spend big bucks on an iconic model are likely going to want a stock example. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #48-1970 GMC 1500 pickup. S/N CE1341Z68858. Bronze & white/black & white houndstooth & white vinyl. Odo: 54,719 miles. Excellent paint in factory color has a few chips and touch-ups, the largest being two to three inches on top of the bedside. Aftermarket pinstripe on upper side. Excellent reproduction grille and bumper. Side trim has been restored, with a few sections of wear and minor dents. Very good door handles and window trim. Original side marker and taillights look a bit cloudy. Bed floor painted black with non-standard wide stainless strips. Minor dents atop bed wheelwells. Interior spotless SOLD AT $27,540. Tilt-Away was usually a big car or T-bird option, as only 1,985 were fitted to Mustangs in 1967. In my 27 years of doing collector car auctions, this is the first pre-1969 Mustang I’ve seen with one. While it’s largely original, it also had enough changes done on it that anyone thinking that this is a time-capsule template to restore another ’67 Mustang will be sorely disappointed. It’s also relatively dull for a Mustang in this color combo with a 2-barrel 289 coupled to a 174 #56-1970 FORD RANCHERO pickup. S/N OR49N145468. Yelow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 117,386 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Quality paint, but hood color is a shade or two off. Very straight body with excellent shut lines. Red bedliner. Front bumper is rechromed and had minor waves, scratches and small dents. Rear has more issues. Excellent die-cast grille, bed trim nice. Seller says it still has its original vinyl top; if correct, it’s in better-than-usual shape. Seats re-covered in factory style, very nice dash. Interior door handles painted silver. Engine bay is driver quality with dirty engine. Aftermarket air cleaner and valve covers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,800. Appears to have an assigned VIN, making confirmation of original GT-spec problematic. Aside from the red spray-on bed liner, the truck presents as nearly stock. Considering the VIN, it was fairly bought, but in terms of a driver-quality muscle car/truck, it seems like a lot of bang for the buck. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. BEST BUY #60-1970 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK III coupe. S/N OY89A801582. Primrose/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 79,479 miles. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory paint has minor chips and wear but would probably buff out. No significant dings, but a six-inch shallow crease on driver’s door that might be fixable. Original padded vinyl top needs only a good cleaning. Very good bumpers and grille. Seats have heavierthan-usual creasing but would revive with care. Excellent dash and headliner. Radio is AM-only and an 8-track. Factory dashplate names original owner, “Mr. Rex Rogers.” Underhood is driver quality, with lots of dust. Headlight covers in open position hint at possible vacuum issue. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market


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Roundup reserve. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. SOLD AT $5,076. A one-family car bought new by seller’s great-grandfather. A nice Mark III, the most restrained of Lincoln’s ’70s big cruisers. This was cleaner than many I see and would only need some TLC to make an acceptable cruiser or local-show car. I found a small golf-scoring pencil on the dash, the perfect accessory for the car and a good hint of where it spent a lot of time. Seems to be the bargain of the sale, bringing about one-half or one-third of what it could have. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA , 07/17. #S140.1-1971 AMC JAVELIN SST 2-dr hard top. S/N A1M797Z179763. Yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 5 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optional a/c, power steering, power brakes, remote-control mirror, combination clock and tach and rear defroster. Original copy of the car building order is still with the car and confirms its configuration. Cowl induction added post production. Recently completed restoration, to a rather high level of assembly quality. Excellent refurbished brightwork. Neat as a pin under the hood. Only the set of period Edelbrock cast-aluminum valve covers keeps it from being concours-ready. Expertly reupholstered seats. Very clean undercarriage, with nary a bit of road spray. Rather robust exhaust note, due to aftermarket chambered exhaust. Cond: 2. #S126-1974 FORD BRONCO utility. S/N U15GLU47275. Red & white/red vinyl & cloth. Odo: 28,078 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory optional a/c, power steering and full tinted glass. Mostly original paint, but with heavier fading—and subsequent buffing—on outside surfaces. Rear wheelwells cut and trimmed with white plastic flares, to allow larger wheel and tire combinations. Good door fit—considering the genre. Typical cracks in the door-to-door glass frame joints. Red duct tape over the only rust-out hole found on the truck—at the base of the windshield on the right front fender. Aftermarket grab handles on the top, plastic door-lock cylinder protectors and bug deflector that has turned milky white. Very dingy under the hood. Fitted with rusty tube headers. Drippy rear main seal. Aftermarket alloy wheels shod with new 31x10.50R15 off-road tires. Original seats, with heavy wear on the driver’s side. Original rubberized “carpet” is heavily faded. DIN-mount CD sound system cut into the dash. Fitted with an internal rear roll bar. Rusty non-stock dual exhaust. Cond: 3-. seats have burlap seat covers with extra foam packaging padding. Household shag carpet crudely put in up front. Late 1970s-era economy-grade AM/FM/cassette in a heavily worn dashboard. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $15,390. This was the second neartwin ’74 Bronco that this consignor offered. This one was found among pine trees in northern Wyoming’s high country, with about an inch of dead pine needles on it—hence the paint issues. The consignor was all but certain that this was an ex-railroad unit, but since I actually worked as a contractor on Class-A railroad, I know for a fact that it wasn’t—for multiple reasons we don’t have room for here. If the whole “barn find” thing were still going unchecked, this would’ve been bought cheap, but combined with the cut rear quarter panels, this may show that the “barn-find” look is starting to run out of steam (if it actually was a railroad unit, would that make it a roundhouse find instead?). Sold well for a project truck, regardless of if the buyer and/or seller realize it. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #F189-1977 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Introduced in 1971, the 401 was available as an option not just in the Javelin, but also the full-size Matador and Ambassador. It remained available for the Javelin until the car went out of production after 1974, but the motor continued to be optional in the Matador until 1975. Beyond that, it saw use in Jeep trucks until 1979, and even was used on a limited basis in International ¾-ton and 1-ton pickups in 1974 and 1975. While the bidding got close to the reserve, the consignor—likely with fresh bruises and scrapes from the restoration that is so fresh that it’s still getting tweaked—was not backing down, and talked to me before it crossed the block more about other venues that it may be offered at rather than any compromise on the 176 SOLD AT $19,440. This was one of two 1974 Broncos in red and white with 302 V8s that a consignor brought here. This was the first one he bought several years back. While generally original, the one thing that killed the price for both rigs was that the rear wheelwells were cut out. This also shaves at least $5k off the price, regardless of the truck’s condition, as that would be about what it would take as a minimum in parts and labor to bring it back to stock. Thing is, with continued strong first-gen Bronco prices, this is actually worth doing at this price. Or be different and just keep it asis. Either way, market-correct sale. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S127-1974 FORD BRONCO utility. S/N U15GLT92579. Red/white paint/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 86,845 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Mostly original paint, but with significant surface rust and discoloration. Rear wheelwells cut and trimmed with white plastic flares, although it now has repainted stock steel rims and new mud and snow radial tires. Fitted with aftermarket tube bumpers front and rear. Not quite as scabby-looking under the hood. Electrical rat’s nest on the right fender shield. Leaky rear-brake hardline, at the junction block on the rear axle (no, it’s not diff lube on the floor). Disheveled original front SJ coupe. S/N 2H57Z7A201779. Black/black velour. Odo: 76,095 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Retains most documentation since it was sold new, with three owners since then. Wellcared-for original paint. It has been buffed pretty regularly over the ensuing four decades, as the original painted pinstriping is thin in places. Yet with all the buffing, there are still a few light traces of GM-applied orange peel in a few compound curves. Excellent door fit. Wheels shod with older radials with yellowed whitewalls. Factory-optional a/c, tilt steering column and AM/FM/8-track—with a case full of tapes sitting on the front passenger’s seat. Minimal seat bottom and bolster wear on the driver’s side, along with commensurate carpet wear at that position, but otherwise the interior is original and in superb condition. Aside Sports Car Market


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Roundup from converting the a/c to modern refrigerant, the engine bay is original and dingy. Dealer undercoating on the chassis. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. There was more to an SJ than just bucket seats and center console. The package also included the slightly warmed-up 400-ci V8, and vastly better suspension tuning (if any GM division knew how to make big cars handle, it was Pontiac—even in the 1970s). My assistant Roy, who was around these cars when new, claims an SJ would actually handle quite well—rather than a standard-issue GP, which wallows like a drunkard. A darn sight rarer than any ’77 Trans Am— and far less likely to have traction bars in the back—this well-cared-for example in a popular color combo really deserves more that what was bid here, even if it could stand a fluff-and-buff in places. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. #S138-1980 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1P78LAL566603. Gold, tan & brown/tan cloth. Odo: 77,570 miles. 5.7-L V8, 4-bbl, auto. Options include a/c, tilt steering column, cruise control and power windows. Trim-off, glass-out base/clear repaint, with good prep and application. Period aftermarket pop-open sunroof, with plenty of sealant oozing out from the rubber gasket, to make damn sure it doesn’t leak. The hood gap at the front fascia is wider than anywhere else. Good door fit. Period aftermarket rear-window louvers are in like-new condition. Generally clean and stock under the hood. Older engine repaint, now with some oil and fuel soiling. Original interior was put back in after the repaint, being cleaned and detailed in the process. Dingy undercarriage with original undercoating confirms that this wasn’t a total nut-and-bolt restoration. Cond: 3+. #10-1981 JEEP CJ-7 convertible. S/N 1JCBM87EOBT001551. Brown metallic/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 50,440 miles. 2.5-L I4, 1-bbl, 4-sp. A 36-year-old Jeep that has spent its life working on a Montana ranch, so you know it’s not going to be a garage queen. Actually the body isn’t bad except for the dents on the leading edge of both fenders and hood. No signs of rust or body modifications. Lifting up the rubber mats showed excellent floors with no rust, dents and factory drain plugs still in place. Factory seats still holding together. Older replacement top with vinyl half-doors. Engine bay looks like a work truck; everything is there and functional but dusty. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $3,000. My first collector car was a 1977 CJ-5 that was restored by the best old (the adjective applies to the man’s vehicles) Jeep man in West Texas. He said the key was to start with a solid, unmessed-with truck. Well, Charlie would have loved this one. By the late ’70s, CJs were becoming lifestyle toys with V8s, chrome wheels and lots of stripes. This is fairly rare because it had the base 4-cylinder engine, understandable since it would spend its life on the farm, not freeways. High bid was seriously light, the crowd no doubt put off by the easy-to-fix dents while overlooking its overall correctness. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #16-1982 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SOLD AT $9,180. Unlike its F-body Pontiac Trans Am stablemate, the 1980 edition of the Z/28 changed very little mechanically. It retained the 5.7-L as its one and only 49-state engine, actually gaining an additional 15 horses to 190. As for the T/A, most cars got the standard fussy and turbocharged Pontiac 301. Yet, with the change of decade, despite being slightly more powerful, 1980 Z/28s drop markedly in value. While the newly mandated 85-mph speedometer doesn’t help, it seems to be more of an ’80s car metal block than anything else. As such, if this was a ’79, I’d dare say that it would’ve easily sold for over $10k. While not a stunning restoration, there’s money left on the table here. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. 178 SS replica pickup. S/N 1GCCW80J7CR105640. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 27,364 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Older paint still shows well, but if you look too closely you’ll see some debris and pits. Usual driver chips on nose, right bodyside slightly wavy. Recent seat covers in factory style, headrests are baggy. Uncracked dash with aftermarket radio and steering wheel. Plastic “chrome” trim on doors has usual peeling. Engine bay is clean, with plenty of chrome add-ons and braided hoses. Plenty of body-color overspray on edges and bottom of hood and springs really detracts. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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Roundup NOT SOLD AT $8,500. A nice driver-quality El Camino in a great color. No details on car card about engine tune, although VIN states the car originally came with a 267 V8. High bid was light, but not totally unwarranted. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #39-1984 CHRYSLER LEBARON Town & Country convertible. S/N 1C3BC55G0EG120886. Black/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 141,381 miles. 2.6-L I4, 2-bbl, auto. Older respray is aging and could easily pass for original. Decklid surface shows sun damage and is cracked and crazed. Faux wood in very nice shape; it looks like there is a thin layer of lacquer on it... perhaps some owner thought it was real wood. Plastic chrome rub strip on back bumpers is turning brown, front is much better. Grille is very good, as is windshield trim. Convertible chrome pitted. Leather interior very good for age; only the center armrest has age/wear issues. Driver’s door pull slightly out. Underhood is untouched, with dirt and leaf debris. Newer Goodyears with plenty of tread. Cond: 3+. Factory options include a/c, tilt steering column, cruise control, dual fuel tanks, chrome rear step bumper, electronic AM/FM/cassette stereo and Rally wheels—now shod with 32x11.5R15 mud and snow tires. Aftermarket two-inch lift, front and rear. Good door fit. Good repaint, but the leading edge of the hood has heavier-than-average road debris chipping. The entire inside of the cargo box, the top edge, and the entire bottom of the exterior of the truck below the body-side moldings wear red bedliner. Light seating surface and carpet wear. Trailer-brake controller mounted on the bottom of the dash. Engine could stand a fluffand-buff, but is generally stock. More so on the undercarriage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,630. Silver’s crew told me this was a six-owner car and had passed through their hands before. Doing the math, each of those owners kept it for five years as a toy, and that’s how it comes across: a garaged car that’s seen summer use. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows recent sales in the sub-$5k range, with a couple of cars in the $15k neighborhood. At the risk of damning with faint praise, this car was nicer than any 33-year-old K-Car has a right to be, and as such, its price at a little more than half the going rate, seems to be a good buy. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/17. #F159.2-1987 GMC 1500 Chevrolet Sil- verado replica pickup. S/N 1GTEV14K6HJ515924. Red & white/maroon cloth. Odo: 26,969 miles. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. No trace of GMC anything was left attached to the truck, aside from the VIN and the original owner’s manual in the glovebox. All trim—inside and out—is that of a Chevy Silverado. “ October 2017 NOT SOLD AT $12,000. I’ll never fully wrap my head around the types of folks who make GMCs into Chevys, thinking that it’ll make it a better truck worth more—and I’m fine with that. If you’re going to go that route, might as well be creative and badge it as an Oldsmobile, Opel, Holden or Vauxhall. It proved to be fruitless here, as the GMC that pretended to be a Chevy still did GMC money. Still, these 1973–87 GM pickups continue to do well in the market—no matter what’s on the grille and tailgate. Twin Cities Auctions, Saint Paul, MN, 06/17. © CAR COLLECTOR SUBSCRIBE TO ACC AMERICAN ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Silver’s crew told me this was a six-owner car and had passed through their hands before. Doing the math, each of those owners kept it for five years as a toy, and that’s how it comes across: a garaged car that’s seen summer use. 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 ” 179 Keith Martin’s


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Mystery Photo Answers Only 1967 Haight-Ashbury Edition Free-Love vans were produced — Arthur McDonald, Durham, NC 246. — Brian Bastow, Thousand Oaks, CA Hey, Bubba, do you think more mascara on my eyelashes would make me look sexier? — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Never park a Dino in Newark. — Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, Palm Beach, FL Fresh from a no-expense- spared, complete-eyelashes-off restoration. — Warren D. Blatz Jr., via email A rose by any other name would smell…BAD! — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT It’s an optical conclusion! RUNNER-UP: There’s some- thing off about this Nissan, but I can’t quite get a bead on it — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Ferrari Classiche certification pending. — Frank Novak, via email “I think my new bride and I have a slight communication problem. She knows I have a passion to rescue abused, neglected or abandoned dogs. She brought me this. Bark. Bark. — Frank Koch, Baton Rouge, LA The 1975 Prom Queen showed up for her 2000 reunion, and her former best friend asked, “My God, Carolyn, what happened?” “Well, you know, it’s just the way it goes…” — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ FOR SALE: Classic Ferrari Replicar! Documented ownership by Steve McQueen’s cousin’s nephew. Original 2x4 tire chocks included. — Dennis Bask, Snohomish, WA Maybe I’ll morph into a Dino This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2017 — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA Toyota Sienna, Sedona Edition. — Sam Mak, Vancouver, B.C. Judges at the Haight-Ashbury Concours are quick to deduct points if your “One-Off’s” eyes are not bloodshot enough. — Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA Our minivan got depressed last night and ended up at the Walmart makeup counter. — Brian J. Peters, Bethesda, MD Mitzi bought it on the way home from Girls’ Night Out. She thought it was cute. The next morning, suffering from a raging hangover, Mitzi changed her mind. She insured it to the hilt, parked it in the bad part of town and left it with the door open and the key in the ignition. That was seven months ago. It’s still there. — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA I wonder if Ivanka Trump makes a product for automotive lashes? — Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor, WA Scandinavian engineering meets Ron Popeil ingenuity. Sha-Zaam!!!! — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI A custom one-off, and thank God there is only one. — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY A bedazzling Virginia Volvo Van? Shell art may have been popular before tattoos, but eyelashes are forever. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Winner Arthur McDonald wins an SCM cap with two attached bongs, sequins and a George McGovern button for visualizing the Summer of Love so, so, so many years later. © Comments With Your Renewals Great publication! I espe- cially enjoy Miles Collier’s and Donald Osborne’s columns. More pre-war American Classics and Brass Era! — Peter Moore, Stevensville, MT (SCMer since 2016) Articles and analysis by expert enthusiasts makes the magazine unique in the field. Always very enjoyable. — Paul Pizzo, Tampa, FL (2001) Would like to see some Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. 180 info on 2004–14 Gallardos. Good articles, good editorials — great overall! — Walter Stevens, San Diego, CA (2005) The most informative magazine on automobile values! — Oliver Seligman, Cutchogue, NY (2008) Less auction results and more showcased cars with more pictures thereof. — Michael Schorsch, Ordford, NH (2010) Keep up the good work! — Patrick Magrane, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2005) Everything is A-okay. — Robert Davis, Avon by the Sea, NJ (2000) Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers How to connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com SCM Weekly Blogs — The Bradley GT Saga Continues (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/scm-staff) Likes the Cars, Hold the Coffee: My niece, Luella Williams, 7, at a local Cars & Coffee. Luella is a real gearhead — absolutely loves cars, especially this pretty MG TF (not mine!). — Alan Lopena Two for 3: My niece Brooke and me in my 2013 Morgan 3 out for a romp. Everyone (my wife) thinks I’m crazy, but Brooke gets it. — Dave Pasant • Despite Hot Weather and High Altitude, SCM’s Bradley GT Soldiers On • Bradley GT Makes The Midwest Checkpoint Guides and Resources (View or downlad at www. sportscarmarket.com/ guides-supplements) • 2017 Insider’s Guide to the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance • All-new 2017 Price Guide • 2017 Insider’s Guide to Restorations For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your hi-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. August SCM Cover Poll Results Because SCM has a special one-off style of the cover this month, highlighting our special “40 Under 40” section, there is no cover poll. Look for a choice of great cars again next month. To participate in the next poll, subscribe to the SCM newsletter at www.sportscarmarket.com October 2017 181 • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable Platinum Deluxe Users View 280,000 auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history!


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III coupe 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 convertible Black/red. Restored to perfection for himself by a craftsman whose career has been restoring Aston Martins and Ferraris. Perfect original body, never damaged. Perfect panel fit. Runs and drives as-new. As flawless underneath as it is on top. Matching numbers. Last year of the MGA with the 1,622-cc motor. A really special car. $49,500. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. Website: http:// degarmoltd.com/. (CT) 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud lll sedan 1962 MGA roadster driveshafts. Includes original jack and tools. Fully sorted and totally reliable. $36,900 OBO. Contact Steven, Ph: 609.504.0678, email: spagano427@ gmail.com. (AZ) 1971 Bugatti Type 37 replica roadster 670 miles. I4, 4-sp manual. Dri-Sleeve Car Company, U.K. Number 6 of 6, aluminium/fiberglass body, Ford 1,600-cc 4-cylinder with 4-speed, leather interior, history/invoices/blueprints. $49,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855, email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com. (OH) FRENCH 1962 Facel Vega Facel II coupe Green/Biscuit. 44,000 miles. Inline 6, one of just 83 left-hand-drive Mk IIIs produced. Immaculate and original condition with very low miles. Very well documented. Engine just completely rebuilt by ex-Aston racing team mechanic. Matching numbers. Runs and drives flawlessly. Eligible for many events worldwide and a joy to drive. Inquire with Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. Website: http://degarmoltd.com/. (CT) 1960 Morris Minor 1000 convertible 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 convertible S/N 876751. British Racing Green/Biscuit (with tan top). 1,872 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Original California black-plate XKE in a desirable color combo. Professionally restored with a single California owner for over 20 years; BASS interior with new top and boot. Experience the most desirable and coveted of the E-type series today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760-758-0600, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/541. (CA) 1962 Jaguar E-type Flat floor/weldedlouvers fixed-head coupe S/N LSFU103. Black & Garnet/tan. 52,000 miles. V8, automatic. One of the finest examples of the standard steel Silver Cloud lll. Factory air with all updates, works perfectly. Body-off restoration and mechanicals done to highest standards. You can drive this car anywhere. Comes with all the manuals, toolkit, build sheets and history. Must see and drive. $70,000 OBO. Benchmark Commercial Real Estate Group. Contact William, Ph: 612.237.9569, email: benchmarkcommercial@gmail.com. (MN) Tudor Gray Metalli/black leather. 111,839 miles. Number 42 of only 180 ever produced, original miles, in California and under the same ownership for many years. This magnificent example is equipped with a Chrysler 383 wedge engine, TorqueFlite automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, Borrani wheels, power windows and HMV radio. A truly rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate model ever created by the prestigious French marque. $345,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1963 Simca 1000 sedan S/N MAT3L745158. Red/tan. 1,366 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Solid car. Restored as highperformance driver/shows. 1275 engine, sports cam, Weber 45DCOE, headers, freeway gearing, disc brakes. Contact for details. National City, CA. Contact Fred, Ph: 619.475.1155, email: fredpuhn@ cox.net. (CA) S/N 885099. British Racing Grean/Biscuit. 64,000 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Flat floor/welded louvers. One of the first 100 cars to U.S., with October 1961 build date. 99th made. Just try and find an earlier one. Car is in excellent condition and can drive anywhere. Updated to 5-speed, which makes driving fun. Recent rear brake/rear and electric work. Heritage Certificate. $180,000. Contact Charles, Ph: 609.510.7678, email: cwbenzjr@comcast.net. (NJ) S/N 1E13274. Old English White/Old English White. 29,866 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This numbersmatching XKE was the subject of a recent restoration by Jaguar professionals, and stands as a stunning example of Jaguar excellence. The car includes a matching white hard top, a log book of past work and restoration receipts. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.0600, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/528. (CA) 1969 Lotus Elan coupe S/N 15288733. Matte black/gray. 39,175 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Second owner of an early, original, excellent rear-engine Simca. Rebuilt motor, hydraulics, suspension, brakes and electrical. Many new original parts. Runs great with 944-cc motor, everything works including windshield washer. Original interior and rubber floor mats. New chrome bumpers. $9,500 OBO. Contact Joseph, Ph: 973.228.1698, email: jvdtmd@gmail.com. (NJ) S/N 3617936. White w/ green stripe/black. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. The car was sympathetically restored by its longtime owner. One of the best examples of a usable Elan. All the mechanicals have been rebuilt including engine, transmission, rear end, and replacement of Rotoflex axles to solid CV 182 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery GERMAN 1965 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet the rain since work done. $84,500 OBO. Contact Brian, Ph: 812.760.5513, email: brianbuxton@ buxtonmotorsports.com. (IN) 1973 Porsche 911 T coupe 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo cabriolet and rust-free. Orig paint, great interior. Soft top/ hard top. Fine overall example of a last-year R107. $17,500 OBO. Contact Ann, Ph: 914.912.4245, email: amfre@optonline.net. (NY) Motorcars LLC. Contact Orrie, Ph: 860.782.1554, email: orrie.simko@gmail.com. Website: https:// www.hemmings.com/classifieds/?0=0&dealer_ id=961&adtypeFacet=Vehicles%20for%20 Sale&seller_typeFacet=Dealer&page_ size=15&sort=price_desc. (CT) 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertible S/N 161050. Slate Gray/Fawn (tan). 87,059 miles. Flat 4, 4-spd manual. Excellent running and driving, matching numbers and original colors per CoA. Rare and desirable last-year 356 SC with original floors and proper date-stamped wheels. Older restoration showing well. Many photos available upon request. $165,000 OBO. RPM. Contact Steve, Ph: 802.598.0385, email: rpm@rpmvt.com. Website: http://www.rpmvt.com/1965-porsche-356. (VT) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible S/N 9113100903. Yellow/black. 114,000 miles. H6 Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Original and unrestored car showing age-related wear and tear but never abused. Engine and transmission overhauled 10 years ago, excellent running and driving car. Matching numbers per CoA. Lots of photos and records available upon request. $60,000 OBO. RPM. Contact Steve, Ph: 802.598.0385, email: rpm@ rpmvt.com. Website: http://www.rpmvt.com/1973porsche-911t. (VT) 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible S/N WP0EB0938KS070124. Grand Prix White/Navy leather. 64,500 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Rare last-year 5-speed G50/50 gearbox. One of 600 built. Two SoCal owners from new. Owned by PCA president for past 23 years. Numbers matching, recent major services. No accidents, original paint, limited slip, cold a/c, well sorted. Rare Porsche fabric seats. Over 100 photos and full history on our website. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: http://www.autokennel.com. (CA) 1993 Porsche RS America coupe Silver/black. 62,000 miles. V8, 5-spd automatic. Gorgeous SL500 with only low original miles. Brilliant silver with black leather interior and black soft top. Also comes with silver factory hard top, stand and cover, and factory wind stop. AMG wheels with new Pirelli PZero tires, brand new Coco floor mats. SL1 Package which includes xenon headlights, heated seats and CD changer. Original window sticker included. Excellent condition, runs perfectly, just serviced by Mercedes specialist, always garaged. Needs nothing. Everything works as it should including ice-cold a/c, original radio and factory CD changer. $12,900 OBO. Contact Jonathan, Ph: 904.903.9894, email: jjagolta@hotmail.com. (FL) S/N 1.13044E+13. Olive Green/Dark Bamboo. 76,500 miles. I6, 4-spd automatic. Pagoda hard-top convertible, black fabric soft top, MB Tex interior and matching body-color Pagoda hard top (with original cover), 2.8-liter engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, original Becker Europa II AM/FM radio, factory Kuhlmeister air conditioning, known ownership history from 09/1984. In Midwest from at least the early 1980s and owned by me since January 2012. Over $22k spent on service, maintenance and cosmetics in the past two years, and has not been driven in ITALIAN 1959 Fiat Abarth Zagato Record Monza coupe Gray/Gray. 85,000 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Pearl Gray (DB122)/Gray Leather. 85,000 pampered miles. It is in excellent running condition. All new brakes Including calipers. Crack-free dash pad S/N WP0AB2962PS419337. Guards Red/black. 64,500 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd automatic. #337 of 701, original paint, decal delete, leather Sports seats, three owners from new. Clean CARFAX, never raced. Recent 60k-mile service by marque specialist. 4/4 options: sunroof, limited slip, a/c and radio. Starts, runs and drives extremely well; very tight, with perfect road handling. $99,500 OBO. Simko Red/blue. Inline 4), 4-spd manual. Seasoned VSCCA/ VRG vintage race car/show car, owned for 30 years. Perfectly maintained. Excellent condition. Complete mechanical restoration including a fresh, correct 750 engine and a 903 reverse-rotation engine. Original blue Zagato interior. Zagato body #100. Log books included. Many spares. Detailed info on request. $145,000. Contact Patrick, email: patdonovan@ cox.net. (RI) 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 coupe S/N 330GT7901. Black/red. 53,495 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Spectacular numbers-matching, award-winning GT that has been thoroughly restored by Ferrari professionals. One of the finest 330GT examples offered in the world today. The recipient of a fully documented, proper restoration. Best in Class award winner at the 2016 Cavallino Classic. Highly detailed and comprehensive restoration to a concours-level standard. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.0600, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/524. (CA) 1974 DeTomaso Pantera coupe Italian Racing Red/black. 32,214 miles. V8, 5-sp manual. Equipped with air conditioning, power windows, factory alloy wheels, original space-saver 184 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery spare tire and handbook. A great example of iconic ’70s Italian automotive design. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http:// www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS spider AMERICAN 1957 Ford Thunderbird resto-mod convertible top. Beautifully maintained low-mileage California car complete with tools, books, factory carrying case for soft top and car cover. Exceptional performance. $495,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) Grigio Fumo/red leather w/ black inserts. 75,384 miles. Beautiful interior with black carpets, very well maintained example equipped with air conditioning, power windows, AM-FM and compact-disc player, Momo steering wheel and Vitaloni side mirrors. Runs and drives great. $64,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1984 Ferrari Mondial QV convertible major West Coast Mopar shows and high-level concours and is acknowledged by Mopar experts as the best seen. Never abused and used little, its floors and unibody are factory-original and straight. Factory-original K-head engine, correct wiring, optional front American Mags and steel rears with period M&H slicks. Car has unique and rare parts. The original lightweight Corning rear window, perfect Plexiglas side windows. Body including all the ORIGINAL aluminum is flawless and has all the ORIGINAL lightweight pieces including alloy hinges, brackets, lightweight front bumper, etc. Body and engine have correct factory build markings and paint swatches. Engine and trans are refreshed. The first of the factory Mopar Super Stocks. Will sell together with the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi Super Stock. A package of the first and the last factory Mopar Super Stocks. Contact Roald, Ph: 415.608.1901. Email: tra.kasco@gmail.com (CA) S/N D7FH331520. Wineberry/Wineberry & tan. 250 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. The Wineberry resto-mod has full custom interior and rides on Art Morrison air-ride chassis. Powerful supercharged Ford Racing 302-ci, 485-hp V8 engine with SVO aluminum heads and BBK Performance headers mated to a 3-speed TCI StreetFighter C4 automatic transmission and a 9-inch Ford rear end with 3.50:1 gearing. Additional high-end equipment is found with a Ron Davis radiator, MSD ignition, Coddington alloy wheels, Wilwood brakes and Flaming River steering. $65,000 OBO. Contact Alan, Ph: 818.618.3707, email: Whyard1@mac.com. (IL) S/N ZFFUC15A8E0050539. Red/tan. 29,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Excellent condition, recent belts, top, front hides and other service. This car was purchased in Colorado and always serviced at the Denver Ferrari store. Three owners. Current owner has had the car 25 years and always had required service and maintenance completed. Service records available. Needs nothing. Has Tubi Style exhaust. All books and tools $37,500 OBO. Weatherboots Inc. Contact Karman, email: kdcrmms@hotmail. com. (CO) 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS spider 1964 Plymouth Savoy Lightweight Race 426 Hemi Crossram 2-dr sedan 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible paired with white top and interior. 318 V8, 2-barrel carburetor and factory air conditioning, dual exhaust and radiator stripping to reveal the brass upper tank. New water pump, valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gasket and thermostat. $29,897. Contact Richard, email: ls3_camaro@yahoo.com. 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi BO 29 Super Stock racer Red/black. 2,000 miles. V8, 3-spd manual. Beautiful base-model Camaro that has undergone a recent refurbishment. Fresh paint, all-new chrome, new carpet, new seats and top. 327 with manual transmission. Runs and drives great, with full documentation going back to 1968. Bought from original owner. Rebuilt motor and trans. Can be driven anywhere. No rust issues, frame, floors, trunk etc. in excellent shape. $28,500 OBO. Contact John, Ph: 201.317.4073, email: jrodimer@aol.com. (NJ) 1968 Dodge Coronet 440 2-dr hard top S/N ZFFWA20B000059995. Red/black. 22,327 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. This spectacular red-over-black GTS is a European model that is full of originality and a great starting point in Ferrari ownership. The car was discovered as a garage find after being stored for several years. Recently serviced by Classic Showcase. Original jack and storage bag, as well as factory roadside equipment accompany the car. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/545. (CA) 2001 Ferrari 550 barchetta S/N 3141246868. White/red. 218 miles. V8, automatic. 1964½ factory Lightweight Hemi Savoy. Shown in the 2006 Mopar Performance calendar (copy goes to buyer) and acknowledged by Mopar experts (Galen Govier and others, in Davis book) as a top-tier car. This rare car is a time capsule. Two Govier authentications, window sticker, original fender tag and copy for shows. Infrequently raced in the early mid-’60s in the Midwest as the “Hemi Harvester” but never fully caged, tubbed or cut up. First-class restoration by top restorer Scott Tiemann upon its sale to a major collector. 1990 to date largely spent in two well-maintained collections. It has won its class and/or Best of Show at many S/N WH23F8G173967. Sunfire Yellow/white. 58,257 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Documented with its broadcast sheet and driven 58,000 original miles, recent repaint in the original color Sunfire Yellow, S/N BO29M8B299131. Black/V8, February of 1968 build, #75 of total run of mixed SS Dart and Barracudas. Largely unused from new. Never caged or tubbed, thus from ’70 on it was NHRA-prohibited to run due to no cage. Unibody, floors and torque boxes not twisted or bent like A-bodies that were raced without a cage. Original black rear carpet under large rear window unfaded, floors have factory primer, no rust and original taillight plastic perfect. History from 1980 known but ’68 delivery to ’80 unknown. Apparently car was stored. 8¾ diff with factory heavy-duty drag axle remain. Owned by the Hemi Club president for many years. In magazines and pictured painted yellow in Hemi book prior to complete black-paint restoration. Also featured post-restoration in Mopar 2006 calendar. Very correct, has won many shows and concours, in #1 condition and needs nothing. Correct date-coded wiring, original blue coil. Hidden MSD 6 ignition replaced dead blue-box ignition, but have original unit. Period-correct SW oil and temp gauges and correct Jones mechanical tach. Brake-cylinder bores stainless-bushed, correct Hurst dual gate shifter (rare and expensive), interior excellent, period 2 1/8-inch Hooker headers now ceramic coated, dual three-inch stainless track exhaust added for shows. Car used only for show after restoration. Car now has NOS Keystone mags (used on Sox & Martin cars) with correct-size Goodyear slicks. Full set of 1970 dated Centerlines with Firestone slicks originally on car are included. Many spare parts acquired over the years available. For serious Mopar collectors. Will package with ’64½ Savoy Lightweight, which is the best of the best. Own the first and last of the SS Hemi Mopars. Hemis don’t get any better than these iconic cars. Contact Roald, Ph: 415.608.1901. Email: tra. kasco@gmail.com (CA) © It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now Giallo Modena/Black leather. 4,301 miles. Number 267 of a limited edition with only 448 examples ever produced. Low original miles; equipped with a 6-speed transmission, carbon-fiber seats and interior trim, air conditioning, power windows, original 18-inch alloy wheels and black canvas soft October 2017 feature multiple images for our web listings. www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad 185 SOLD


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Premier Auction Group. 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) biles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) 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 consignors are everyday people with a passion for nostalgic and collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Petersen Auction Group of GAA Classic Cars. 1.855.862.2257. The Southeast’s Premier Classic Car Auction. Located in Greensboro, NC, GAA offers 550 vehicles three times a year from a permanent facilty that allows for vehicles to be out of the weather and easily viewable no matter the weather conditions. With 30+ years in the auction business, the team at GAA Classic Cars knows that building strong relationships with our buyes and sellers is crucial. Not only is customer care our business it is our passion. www.gaaclassiccars.com (NC Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Over thirty years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline International. (888) Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan personally has over 186 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automo- Sports Car Market 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Appraisals 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. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) Buy/Sell/General classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Classic Fit Covers. California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Canepa of Scotts Valley. Automotive Restorations. driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) sales@ClassicFitCovers.com. Welcome to Classic Fit Covers. We specialize in custom fit car covers and seat protectors for classic and modern vehicles. At Classic Fit Covers you get quality materials, superior craftsmanship and fast delivery...all at a great price! We have you Covered! www.ClassicFitCovers.com (PA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Autosport Groups 561.676.1912 or Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Classic Car Dashes. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic October 2017 largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Specializing in reproduction and replacement dash pads for many of your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Corvette America. 800.458.3475. The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our 187


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com ventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Mid-Century Motoring. 914.402.5799. Importer, exporter and broker of classic cars, specializing in European marques. We provide clients with unparalleled access to the international classic car market, as well as a full suite of consignment and brokerage services from our showroom in Westchester County, NY. Contact us for more information about the company, the cars, or to schedule a visit. www.midcenturymotoring.com (NY) Ideal Classic Cars. 855.324.0394. Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Our goal as a company is to showcase the highest investment-quality, restored classic cars to the world; while offering these vehicles at a fair market price. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed. If you are looking for a true investment car that will go up in value...contact us. We have a full sales and service department. We also provide shipping worldwide. We are in business simply because of our love and passion for classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Let us share that with you. www.idealclassiccars.net (FL) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www.MohrImports.com. (CA) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Paul Russell and Company. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) 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) www.SignificantCars.com. Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. Symbolic International. Luxury Brokers International. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest in188 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Paramount Automotive Group/ Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management 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) McCollister’s Auto Transport. CAR LIFTS PLUS.COM 203.509.5353. Need a Lift? Need Service on your current Car Lifts? Sales, service and guaranteed installations. Residential and commercial car lifts. We are a well-established car lift company and an authorized dealer for all major brands, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the Northeast. Personal service offering on-site measuring and preconstruction layout advice for new projects. Our experienced 5-star technicians provide full-service professional installation, from delivery to safety training. Fully insured with offices and warehousing in CT and NJ to better serve our clientele. WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More cars of course, when you call 203.509.5353! www.CarLiftsPlus.com 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport RideCache Your documentation represents 5% or more of your vehicle’s value – yet it is fading away in folders and binders susceptible to loss or damage. Let our professionals take those binders and turn them into organized, protected, transferable digital resources – all for less than the cost of a high-end detailing service. Learn more at ridecache.com/SCM RideCache—Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Allard Motor Works LLC. The Allard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competition roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recognized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your October 2017 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) 189


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) The BMW CCA is the world’s largWelsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows The Quail, A Motorsports GathHilton Head Island Motoring Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 27–November 5, 2017 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 6-8, 2018. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) Ferrari Financial Services. Riverside Military Academy JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Champions and Heroes. 404.237.2633. June 1–3, 2018. A 3-day Time Trial, a Concours, a Rally plus more from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue producer. info@rmachampionsandheroes.com www.rmachampionsandheroes.com. (GA) 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) DC Automotive. 1.877.287.6749. The Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/9 to 6/11/2017 featuring our Concours d’Elegance the Grand Ascent. Our primary goal is to benefit our 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 190 charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information,visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email phetrick@ theeleganceathershey.com (PA) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 Rob and the team at DC Automotive are Porsche fanatics. They eat, sleep and breathe Porsche – sometimes to the dismay of their spouses. But they know that finding new, used and rebuilt 1965 to 2013 Porsche parts can be overwhelming. That’s why they’re committed to having your back – plus front, engine, interior, body, wheels, electrical, everything – for 911s, Cayennes, Boxsters, Caymans, 944s, 968s, 914s and 928s. Call us today at 1-877-287- 6749. http://dcautocatalog.com European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Italian Museums Hamann Classic Cars. Scott Grundfor Company. 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas. 855.903.7532. Gaudin Porsche boasts 42,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Porsche dealerships in the U.S. It is also the first Certified Porsche Classic Partner in the country, encompassing highly-skilled service technicians specializing in classics, original parts and a variety of available models, all under one roof. Owned by the Gaudin Motor Company, a family-owned automotive dealer since 1922. For more information visit www.GaudinClassic. com (NV) Import/Export 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing Barber Vintage Motorsports MuPremier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com seum. 205.281.3519. When looking for a new home for your vintage car why not consider The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum? Home to over 100 cars and 1,500 motorcycles. The Museum, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of cars like yours, and it could help future generations understand why we all love cars. An outright donation or a bargain sale can both offer generous tax advantages. For more information please call or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) LeMay—America’s Car Museum Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Cosdel International Transportation. Porsche Club of America. 410.381.0911. We know the joy Porsche ownership can bring, and we’ve built a community around that. With 3,000-plus events each year – from competitive club racing to relaxing getaways, from driver education to technical sessions – there is something for everyone in PCA. Whether reuniting with old friends or making new ones, we hope you will join us! www.PCA.org October 2017 Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Evans Waterless Coolant is the Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. P21S Auto Care Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes 191


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General Brighton Motorsports. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Academy of Art University. Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. Lighter. Safer. Stronger. Offering the ultimate way to display and work on collector cars — including detailing, restyling and general maintenance. Race Ramps provides solutions even for low clearance cars. Complete line includes Trailer Ramps, Service Ramps, Rack and Lift Ramps, and the best-selling FlatStoppers to prevent tires from flat spotting during long periods of storage. www.raceramps.com. (MI) 800.544.2787. Take the wheel and bring the past to life. Academy of Art University provides aspiring artists and designers the education they need to launch their careers. Our Automotive Restoration program prepares passionate people to be the next generation of automobile restorers. The program, led by legendary designer Tom Matano, explores the techniques, processes and historical studies necessary to restore classic cars. Contact us and get started on your artistic journey! 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA. www.academyart.edu/AutoR 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us Racing Services +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Hahn-Vorbach & Associates D. L. George Historic Motorcars. Automotive Restorations. Vintage Racing Services. 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive 192 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com service concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com Vintage Underground. The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning full- 541.510.5296. Vintage Underground is a full service facility located in Eugene, Oregon. We harness a collection of old-school skills and tools. We work to restore, repair and preserve historical machines. We have full-restoration build and assembly facilities on-site. We also offer a full complement of services including; panel beating, body and paint, trim & interior, engine building, machining, research and full chassis system building and service. www.vintageunderground.us (OR) © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s Subscribe Today! www.sportscarmarket.com/subscribe 877-219-2605 Ext 1 October 2017 193 ™ “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Simply the best publication I’ve ever read!” — Larry S., Lima, OH The Pocket Price Guide and Insider’s Guide to Concours d’Elegance are included with your subscription


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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Big Day for The Babe Babe Ruth relics sell for home-run bucks, but gearheads can hit singles with badges, license plates and oil cans Thought Carl’s Lelands.com, at their auction that ended on June 30, sold Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring for $2,093,927. Now, this sale does not break the record $4.5 million that was paid for Ruth’s 1920 game-worn jersey, but it is a record for a sports ring. The ring was acquired from his widow, Claire, in the 1970s, and it was later brokered to actor Charlie Sheen for an unknown amount. At the same sale, Sheen sold a Babe Ruth contract for $2.3 million, so he had a very respectable payday. Here are a few things that don’t have the Ruth magic but are interesting: sonable. Wonder how many other federal agencies had their own license plates back then — and are they as interesting as this one? The license-plate-collecting fraternity is huge, and I bet someone is collecting them. EBAY #302361436746—FORD STONE KENTUCKY EMPLOYEE BADGE. Number of bids: 4. SOLD AT: $3,629.95. Date: 6/28/2017. This Ford employee badge is from the Ford coal plant that was in Stone, KY. The star indicates it was a supervisor or manager’s badge, which makes it even more unusual. It is rated 9 out of 10 in rarity in the Ford Badge book. The price paid is up there for a Ford badge, but this one is the cream of the crop and worth the price if this is your thing. AT: $2,900. Date: 4/7/2017. It did not take long for the Japanese toy company Yonezawa to come out with a toy Indy car that replicated Troy Ruttman’s 1952-winning Indy car. The problem was they neglected to get owner J.C. Agajanian and driver Troy Ruttman’s approval. The toys were quickly recalled, and they are scarce today. The red paint was faded, but that is the case on most of them. Three of the tires were flat-spotted, and the helmet had a little touch-up, but it was in decent overall condition. Price paid was about right. EBAY #322571666077—SHELL AIR FOR BALLOON TIRES PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of bids: 6. SOLD AT: $5,137.99. Date: 7/5/2017. The subject matter of this sign dates it from 1913 or so to the early 1920s. It was double-sided and measured 12 inches by 11 inches. It was in very acceptable condition for its age. The seller had another one that was in not-as-nice condition, and it sold for about half of what was realized here. This sign was a must for the committed Shell collector. EBAY #201962242201—U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PRISON SYSTEM LICENSE PLATE. Number of bids: 47. SOLD AT: $1,902.99. Date: 7/2/2017. This unusual license plate was not in the best of condition, but it is so unusual that there was a bunch of interest, and it sold for adult money. It was not dated, but the seller placed it in the late 1930s, which seems rea- EBAY #232396497066—1936 HUDSON TERRAPLANE HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of bids: 16. SOLD AT: $1,996.30. Date: 7/10/2017. The Hudson Terraplane was an inexpensive 6-cylinder car that was manufactured between 1932 and 1938. This 1936 hood ornament was the most interesting piece on the car. It was futuristic, with a red plastic spaceship leading the way. This example had been replated and the plastic was in exceptional condition. This is a seldom-seen hood ornament that sold for a reasonable price. EBAY #332207024584—J.C. AGAJANIAN #98 INDY RACE CAR BY YONEZAWA. Number of bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD EBAY #232370821343—SUPERIOR MOTOR OIL IMPERIAL QUART CAN. Number of bids: 23. SOLD AT: $2,550. Date: 6/18/2017. Canadian imperial quarts are a bit larger than their American counterparts, and for the most part, they are not as collectible due to the size. Anything with an airplane, however, is of interest to can collectors. This one, in decent condition, brought serious money. Cans have certainly recovered from their recent malaise, and “picture” cans are again bringing the money. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 194 EBAY #332223159998— FERRARI 250 GT TOOL ROLL. Number of bids: Best Offer Accepted. SOLD AT: $6,542. Date: 5/17/2017. This texturized vinyl tool roll would be appropriate for lots of different Ferrari 250 GTs. This roll was pricey, but if you need one, then price is no object. Now all you have to do is find the tools. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market