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Bonhams, Englefield, U.K., June 2, 2018

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Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, June 16, 2018

Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, June 21–23, 2018

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EXCLUSIVE: Top 20 Auto Restorers Special Section Nominated by SCM Readers Inside Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Non-Matching? No Matter 1968 Miura Rides a New Color and New Engine to $978k ™ Ferrari Profile: 246 GTS Dino Cracks $637k October 2018 www.sportscarmarket.com Race Profile: Famous — But Not the Best — DB4GT Zagato Brings $13m


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Follow us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends October 2018 . Volume 30 . Number 10 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $636,977 / RM Sotheby’s 76 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 192 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales 100 104 116 128 140 ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Prescott Kelly AMERICAN RACE by Carl Bomstead by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 16 Three Sales at Bonhams’ Goodwood Show a Rise in the Land Rover Market 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 $978,251 / Artcurial 1970 Porsche 914/6 $97,825 / Artcurial 1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer $401,856 / Bonhams 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV” $13,264,955 / Bonhams 1991 Toyota Celica ST165 TC 4-55 $195,650 / Artcurial 78 82 86 90 92 94 150 160 170 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys, and claiming new territory — Chad Tyson BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale sees 56 of 84 cars sell for $41.5m — Paul Hardiman BARRETT-JACKSON Uncasville, CT: B-J Northeast total grows by 8% to $26.2m on 670 of 672 cars sold — Adam Blumenthal ARTCURIAL Le Mans, FRA: Fourth edition of the Le Mans sale brings in $14.9m from 62 cars sold — Leo Van Hoorick MECUM Denver, CO: Mile-high sale gets nearly $9.9m from 367 of 513 cars sold — Daren Kloes BONHAMS Englefield, U.K.: In a new venue, Bonhams scores $6.7m on 21 of 35 lots sold — Paul Hardiman RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA: 162 cars sell for $4.3m on the Pacific coast — Brett Hatfield ROUNDUP Highlights from Silver in Coeur d’Alene, ID; Mecum in Portland, OR; and Leake in Tulsa, OK — John Boyle, Jim Pickering, Chad Taylor and Phil Skinner acebook and watch for updates and offers! Cover: 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400; courtesy of Artcurial Sports Car Market ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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62 Top 20 Auto Restorers nominated by SCM readers COLUMNS 24 Shifting Gears Spending $20,000 on a good 1972 Alfa Romeo Berlina buys you a key to fun on the road Keith Martin 48 Affordable Classic A fun, downright cheap grand tourer from Subaru, but be sure to buy a well-maintained car Jeff Zurschmeide 50 Legal Files Collector Barney Hallingby won a judgment that says he is the owner of a valuable Ferrari. Will the ruling hold up? John Draneas 52 Unconventional Wisdom Some cars stay in your life forever — or at least a long time. Others are fleeting romances Donald Osborne 54 Drivers Ed A file of receipts and photos can tell you a lot about your car Paul Hageman 84 The Cumberford Perspective Was the Lamborghini Miura Marcello Gandini’s greatest design? Robert Cumberford 194 eWatch Steve McQueen “Le Mans” original poster art sells for $16,285 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 18 Carl Bomstead 58 2018 Elegance at Hershey: An intimate setting makes for a desirable concours — Bill Rothermel 60 2018 Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance: A big bunker comes in handy — Bill Rothermel 62 Top 20 Restorers: An SCM exclusive highlights 20 of the best technicians and specialists in the car-restoration world DEPARTMENTS 28 Auction Calendar 28 Crossing the Block 32 Concours and Events: Hershey, Niello Concours, Hilton Head Concours 36 Contributors: Get to know SCM staffers and writers 38 You Write, We Read: Burnouts in a Ford GT, Nissan Figaro love, Donald Osborne’s magic, and how much that GTO really cost 40 Display Advertisers Index 44 Time Pieces: Wilson Brothers Railroad Watch 44 Neat Stuff: Save your back — and your tires 46 In Miniature: 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta 46 Speaking Volumes: Zora’s #58053 102 Buy/Sell/Hold: Virages, Dinos and villains’ Jags 120 On the Radar: 1986–93 HÓDGÉP Puli, 1986–93 Moskvitch Aleko, 1988–91 Wartburg 1.3 124 Market Moment 1: 1972 Datsun 240Z 138 Rising Sun: 1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring, 2001 Honda S2000, 1998 Acura Integra Type R 154 Fresh Meat: 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R coupe, 2016 Dodge Viper ACR coupe, 2016 McLaren 570S coupe 176 Market Moment 2: Silk City Diner 178 Mystery Photo: “May I be the first of hundreds, nay thousands, who will caption the car-in-tree photo with ‘Ran when parked.’” 178 Comments With Your Renewals: “Now the only car magazine I subscribe to” 180 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 186 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Courtesy of The Creative Workshop


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The 4-Door Key to the Magic Kingdom Spending $20k on a great Alfa Romeo Berlina is just your initial investment in years of fun — and roadside repairs During his process of rejuvenation, we have come to agree that it’s probably not possible to have a reliable car for tours and events without investing somewhere near $50,000. And that’s if you start with a decent car. These cars are now half-a-century old. They have lived far past their designer’s wildest dreams. Many key components are simply used up and in need of replacement. This is not an inexpensive process. Brad recently took his car on the SCM30 1,000-mile tour (we will I have a complete review of that event in the next issue). When the red fuel-pressure light came on at the 6,000-foot level while crossing Mount Hood, he and his intrepid co-pilot Michael Hummel found a replacement fuel filter at a local O’Reilly Auto Parts store and replaced the clogged original one. Hummel bought a pair of vise-grips to pinch off the fuel lines before ’ve known Brad Miller for 20 years. We have many mutual friends, and his wife, Nancy, and I serve together on the board of directors of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Brad, who’s a successful real-estate investor, and Nancy keep a barge in France in which they ply the canals of Europe several months each year. He’s always been interested in sports cars, had a variety of late- model Porsches over the years and recently bought a 2010 Carrera S cabriolet. He’s often talked about buying a vintage car — but never pulled the trigger. Several months ago he wrote in an email, “It’s time for me to buy an Alfa Berlina. I want dark green with tan, because that’s the color of one that my Dad and I test-drove when I was 16. We didn’t buy that car, but I’ve never forgotten it.” Mission accomplished After a quick note to Andrew Watry, keeper of the Berlina Registry (www.berlinaregister.com), things moved rapidly. Andrew knew of a 1972 Berlina in the Bay Area. It was a handsome car — although fully priced at just over $20,000. Most important, it was green with a tan interior. Berlinas have always been the transition sedan of the Alfa world. They were the bridge between the classic Giulia Super and the unloved transaxle-equipped Alfetta 4-door. Their lines are clean and unassuming, without the baroque styling of the Supers. They were never raced to the same extent the Supers were, so they don’t have the cachet of being “The Family Car That Wins Races.” On the plus side, they have handsome wood-faced dashboards with attractive gauges. The trunks are large, and there is more space in the rear seat than in the Super. This is a true 4-passenger saloon. Their engines are more powerful than those of the Super, and their suspensions and brakes are more capable. Let the spending begin Since taking possession of the car, Brad has nearly doubled his “investment” in it. He has installed new springs, shocks and wheels from Alfaholics. The engine has been tuned and myriad small things attended to. Ben Howe, of Ralli-Round in Kirkland, WA, did most of the work. Nasko of Nasko’s Imports in Portland, OR, contributed as well. 24 Brad was soaked in gasoline as he detached the filter. The sight of these two grown men on their backs in a parking lot, covered with grease, oil and gasoline, brought a smile to my face. They could have been 16, when fixing a car on the road was our only option. In 1968, we didn’t have AAA coverage or cell phones. We had no option but to get our cars going again, ourselves, with whatever resources we had at hand. Adventures with friends Brad loves his car. He says it brings back memories of that long- ago drive with Dad. According to his research, given how few Berlinas were sold, there’s a very good chance that this is the very same car they tested. We talk about how being in an old car brings the road to life. You have to pay attention to which gear you are in, and which line you are taking around a corner. Hitting 70 mph is a milestone; hitting 80 mph on a curvy road is an Olympian achievement. Is this experience worth $50,000? Brad would argue yes. The Berlina is a key to the magic kingdom of camaraderie and expe- riences that only old-car ownership can engender. Before SCM30, Brad fretted that he had “the least-valuable car in the tour” and he wondered if he would have to put it at the far end of the parking lot each night. I told him there were two kinds of people in the world: those who had an old car and were on the tour — and those who weren’t on the tour and simply wished they were. It is far better to have the least valuable car on a 1,000-mile tour than the most valuable car at a Cars & Coffee, where you spend an hour primping and pimping in front of your modern supercar before driving it back to your immaculate garage. Forever worth at least $20,000 Brad has gone all-in with this ownership experience, and he has been amply rewarded. He has made new friends and driven on wonderful roads he would never have experienced otherwise. He has also renewed his faith in his ability to solve problems and get his analog beast back on the road, something that simply can’t happen with a modern computer-controlled digital car. He asked what I thought his Berlina was worth, now that he has put another $20,000 into it after the initial $20,000 purchase price. “That’s easy,” I replied. “You might have one of the best Berlinas in the world, and it’s worth $20,000 all day long.” ♦ Sports Car Market George Olson


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Mecum Where: Dallas, TX When: October 3–6 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 604/864 cars sold / $22.1m Carlisle Where: Carlisle, PA When: October 4–6 Web: www.carlisleauctions.com Vicari Where: Biloxi, MS When: October 4–6 Web: www.vicariauction.com Bonhams Where: Knokke-Heist, BEL When: October 5 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 26/32 cars sold / $6.5m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe • 1956 Elva Mk 1B Bonhams Where: Birmingham, AL When: October 6 Web: www.bonhams.com Vicari with Dan Kruse Classics Where: Waxahachie, TX When: October 6 Web: www.vicariauction.com, www.dankruseclassics.com Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. SEPTEMBER AUG. 30–SEPT. 2—RM AUCTIONS Auburn, IN 1—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 1—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 1–2—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 5—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 6—COYS Fontwell, U.K. 6—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 7–8—MECUM Louisville, KY 7–9—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 8—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 8—VANDERBRINK Clear Lake, IA 8—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 15—BARONS Sunbury-on-Thames, U.K. 15—CCA Royal Leamington Spa, U.K. 17—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 21—TOM MACK CLASSICS Concord, NC 22—SMITH AUCTIONS Springfield, MO 23—BONHAMS London, U.K. 26—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 28 27–29—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 28—SILVERSTONE Southam, U.K. 29—SILVERSTONE Southam, U.K. 29—J. WOOD & CO. Mableton, GA 29—VANDERBRINK Hartford, WI OCTOBER 3–6—MECUM Dallas, TX 4–6—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 4–6—VICARI Biloxi, MS 5—BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL 6—BONHAMS Birmingham, AL 6—VICARI & DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Waxahachie, TX 6—SILVER Vancouver, WA 8—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 11–12—RM AUCTIONS Hershey, PA 12–13—SPRING GROVE Winona, MN 12–13—PREMIER AUCTION GROUP Columbia, MO 12–14—CCP AUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 13–14—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 17—H&H Duxford, U.K. 19–20—BRANSON Branson, MO 20—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 20—VANDERBRINK Lincoln, NE 24—BRIGHTWELLS Bicester, U.K. 25–27—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 27—BONHAMS Padua, ITA 27—BARONS Esher, U.K. 27—RM SOTHEBY’S Atlanta, GA NOVEMBER 1–3—GAA Greensboro, NC 2—BONHAMS London, U.K. 3—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 4—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 5—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 10–11—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 15–17—LEAKE Dallas, TX 15–17—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 16–18—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 24—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 26—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 28—H&H Buxton, U.K. Star Car: 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, BEL Silver Where: Vancouver, WA When: October 6 Web: www.silverauctions.com Bonhams Where: Philadelphia, PA When: October 8 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 57/64 cars sold / $3.1m Featured cars: • 1926 Packard Eight Series 243 tourer • 1910 Regal Model N Underslung roadster • 1962 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 convertible RM Auctions Where: Hershey, PA When: October 11–12 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 129/136 cars sold / $15.7m Featured cars: • 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Victoria • 1937 Cord 812 cabriolet • Star Car: 1937 Lincoln Model K Judkins sedan Premier Auction Group Where: Columbia, MO When: October 12–13 Web: www.premierauctiongroup.com Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1937 Lincoln Model K Judkins sedan at RM Auctions’ Hershey, PA, sale Spring Grove Auction Where: Winona, MN When: October 12–13 Web: sgauction.net CCP Auctions Where: Mississauga, ON, CAN When: October 12–14 Web: www.collectorcarproductions.com Bonhams Where: Stafford, U.K. When: October 13–14 Web: www.bonhams.com H&H Where: Duxford, U.K. When: October 17 Web: www.handh.co.uk Last year: 90/130 cars sold / $3m Branson Where: Branson, MO When: October 19–20 Web: www.bransonauction.com Last year: 187/249 cars sold / $3.3m Southern Classic Auction Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: October 20 Web: www.southerclassicauctions.com VanDerBrink Where: Lincoln, NE When: October 20 Web: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Brightwells Where: Bicester, U.K. When: October 24 Web: www.brightwells.com Last year: 70/101 cars sold / $1.7m Mecum Where: Schaumburg, IL When: October 25–27 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 555/777 cars sold / $12.5m Bonhams Where: Padua, IT When: October 27 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 30/59 cars sold / $3.8m Featured cars: • 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 GTA Stradale • 1939 Horch 830 BL convertible • 1956 Jaguar XK 140 SE roadster Barons Where: Esher, U.K. When: October 27 Web: www.barons-auctions.com RM Sotheby’s Where: Atlanta, GA When: October 27 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Featured cars: • 1985 Porsche 959 prototype • 1956 Porsche 356A Super Speedster • Star Car: 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar racer ♦ Star Car: 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar racer at RM Sotheby’s in Atlanta, GA 30 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” at the 2017 Hilton Head Car Club Showcase Porsche and BMW at Hilton Head The 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance returns for 10 solid days of automotive events — from October 26 through November 4. This is by far the biggest car event of the month. This year’s extravaganza honors 50 Years of the BMW 2002, 40 Years of the BMW M1 and 70 Years of Porsche. Publisher Martin will be the emcee for the weekend and host a seminar on Saturday. The Savannah Speed Classic revs up from October 26 to 28 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The following weekend, November 2–4, Hilton Head Island becomes the grand venue. The Car Club Showcase takes over the Port Royal Golf Club on November 3. The Aero Expo also is on November 3. On November 4, the Concours d’Elegance will start at 9 a.m. For pricing and packages, please visit www. hhiconcours.com (SC) Hershey is Addictive The 2018 Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet in Hershey, PA — aka Hershey — is all about showing Full Classics. Okay, it’s also about 9,000 flea market spaces, 1,000 car corral spaces and more than 1,500 cars on show. This is THE car weekend for many East Coast collectors. This year’s Hershey is October 10 through 13, and it’s the perfect way to get the car out of the garage before the bad weather hits. RM Sotheby’s conducts their annual Hershey Auction on October 11–12. 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) 32 OCTOBER CALENDAR 3–7 Fall Carlisle, Carlisle, PA, www.carlisleevents. com 14 Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, U.K.; www.brooklandsmuseum.com 14 Cars for Kids Automobile Show, Litchfield, CT; www.ctjuniorrepublic.org 20 Lakeland Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours, Lakeland, FL; www.lakemirrorclassic.com Niello Concours The 15th Annual Niello Concours at Serrano takes place on October 7 in El Dorado Hills, CA. This year’s theme is Festa Italiana, and more than 200 cars will be on display. Add in a fashion show and great food, and this low-key celebration becomes quite a day. The gates open at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate. www.theconcours.net (CA) Sports Car Market Mark Moskowitz 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 Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Deputy Data Editor Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editor at Large Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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He traded a 25-year career in newspaper journalism — with senior editor positions in Los Angeles, San Jose and Portland, OR — for the chance to manage Portland International Raceway in 2000. It was a case of moving from one love affair to another, driven by his love of racing nurtured as a teen turned loose at Riverside Raceway. He went into newspapers out of college as a way to get involved in racing, as he decided that a press pass was the fastest way to the front of the grid. Despite owning a long, leaky series of 1960s English cars, his wife still loves him. He regularly reviews motorsports books for SCM, and he is always in search of the elusive pony in the pile. Turn to p. 178 for his “Market Moment” on a Silk City Diner. His regular column, “Speaking Volumes,” is on p. 46. JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE, SCM Contributor, is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of many books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, trying to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini — and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1956 GMC pickup truck. Turn to p. 94 for his Next Gen Profile of a 1991 Toyota Celica ST165 TC 4-55, to p. 48 for his “Affordable Classic” on the Subaru SVX and to p. 120 for his “On the Radar” column.


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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 How to Wear Out Rear Tires To the Editor: First the compliment: With an MBA in marketing, I might look at magazines differently. The September 2018 issue’s first 20 or so pages just leaped out at me. It felt like the advertising, layout and cars pictured had taken a giant leap upward to the next level. Well done. Now the question: On p. 132, the auction report on a 2017 Ford GT coupe with 7 miles read, “Virtually no signs of use, aside from rear tire wear.” How does one get visible tire wear in seven miles? One quarter-mile mile at a time? Did the front tires not wear the same amount? Since I will never get to own (or see) a car like the Ford GT, I will never figure this out for myself. — Will Samples, Dallas, TX Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Will, thanks for writing. I suspect you hit upon one very possible answer on how to put wear on rear tires 38 This year I decided to buy another one and wound up buying two more — both low-mileage originals in superb condition in only 7 miles. A smoky, loud demonstration in a parking lot or intersection is another possibility. I see that you live in Dallas, the home of many gearheads, so I’m sure you will see a 2017 Ford GT sooner rather than later. You may even see the driver doing naughty things to put wear on the rear tires. Good luck in your carspotting endeavors! Nissan Figaro Love, Expertise and Pricing To the Editor: I’m sure you are exceptionally busy with the upcoming Pebble Beach events, but I’d like to take a moment to advise you of my thoughts about the Nissan Figaro. The recent sale listed in the current month’s issue on p. 128 (September 2018, Mecum Indianapolis Market stated that the Report) car was Lapis Gray; however, it certainly looks like Topaz Mist to me. Also, while I did not see this car in person, the car was delivered with leather seats. The top is indicated as vinyl, but in most cases has been replaced with leather matching the seats. You also list the car as 1990 — this is not correct, as it was only produced as a 1991. There were 20,000 made in total. You can look at Wikipedia or the Figaro Club for an accurate history. My knowledge, as you may surmise, emanates from actually owning not one but three of these cars. I first saw the car in London in 2004 and told my wife I must have one. As soon as the 25-year rule passed, Figgy #1 was purchased. That particular car is a restored example that cost me $25,000, including shipping and importation costs. This particular car, which is Pale Aqua (as in your picture on p. 158 of the September issue), was shown at the 2017 Greenwich Concours. I’m surprised you never made comment about it last year, but a picture of it is on their website. This year I decided to buy another one and wound up buying two more — both low-mileage originals in superb condition. These also wound up costing $25,000 each delivered (partially due to the increase in the exchange rate). One is also Pale Aqua and the other is Lapis Gray. Every place we go, everyone looks at this car, smiles and either waves or gives a thumbs-up. It is just the cutest and happiest car, with style and character. While I know you did an ar- ticle on Gary Duncan (September 2017, “Tokyo in Virginia,” p. 76), who has at least more than half of the Figaros currently in the U.S. (about 100), priced in a very wide range, I need to take exception Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index 2019 SCM 1000 Tour ................................................193 Aeristo ........................................................................109 Aerovault .....................................................................49 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ....................................115 Arkonik ........................................................................81 Aston Martin of New England ..................................141 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance ......................................57 Auto Kennel ...............................................................143 Autosport Designs Inc ...............................................153 Avant Garde Collection .............................................159 Barrett-Jackson ....................................................19, 115 Beverly Hills Car Club ..............................................161 Boca Raton Concours ................................................131 Bonhams / UK ...........................................................4–5 Branson Collector Car Auction ...................................31 BridgePoint Risk Management .................................115 Cars, Inc. ......................................................................61 Centerline Alfa Parts..................................................169 Champion Motors ......................................................147 Charles Prince Classic Cars.......................................119 Chequered Flag International ....................................135 Chubb Personal Risk Services ....................................33 Classic Auto Mall ......................................................123 Classic Showcase.........................................................42 Collector Studio .........................................................153 Copley Motorcars ......................................................6–7 D. 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............................................157 Worldwide Group ......................................................2–3 40 Or did he pay in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin? I know it is absolutely none of my business, but you can’t expect people not to ponder such an enigmatic statement with your estimate that the price range of $10k–$15k plus import costs is a realistic range for purchase. While you can buy one at that number, buyers beware, as it is probably a money pit. We all know that you get what you pay for. Also note that one sold at Barrett-Jackson in Connecticut at the June auction for $20k plus premium. That car was Lapis Gray, had the wrong grille and was not even close in condition to my original blue car. I know this as my neighbors went there for the day (we live in a New York suburb about 2.5 hours from Mohegan Sun) and viewed the car in person. They told me there was no comparison to mine. There is one for sale in New York for $42,900 (I know the seller, and his car is outstanding). I will be selling one blue and the gray one and asking around $30k. — Mitch Tanner, via email Executive Allen Editor Chester responds: Mr. Tanner, thanks for your informative note — and catching our mistake on the Nissan Figaro’s year of production. People like you, who have so much love for their cars, make this hobby great. Donald Osborne’s Magic To the Editor: The article “Finding the New in Something Old,” by Donald Osborne (September 2018, p. 80), really hit the mark and traversed all age groups, social and monetary classes, and car types. The second-to-last paragraph sums up that “feeling” we are all trying to get back and that Donald succinctly put into words: “When I was 10 years old, the magic these cars represented imprinted itself deeply in my soul — and it came up like a furnace to my skin as I stood before them.” As Donald said in the article, he was singling out custom-bodied Italian cars. But the bigger, broader stroke is that his words apply to all of us searching for that feeling of discovery, curiosity and the thrill of the unknown, regardless of which marque we lust over. That “amazing feeling” seems harder to find as we age and head for the finish line. It was just beautifully stated. — Nicholas Georgieff, via email The Secret of the Skinny 6 To the Editor: I am finally catching up on my reading (it has been a busy month so far). I noticed in the comments for the Carlisle Auction (August 2018, Market Report Roundup, p. 158) for Lot 407, a MercedesBenz 280SL, that you noted that the “6” in the odometer was a different typeface than the other digits. That is the way those odometers are set up. Here is part of the explanation from one of the members of our SL113 Forum: “The ‘Skinny 6’ is there for the cogs on the digit wheels that allow the next power-of-10 wheel to advance one numeral for each complete revolution of the wheel to its right.” Gotta love the German way of doing things. — Jon Bernardi, San Marcos, CA 70 Million What? To the Editor: After reading Simon Kidston’s recounting of Mr. MacNeil’s purchase of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (September 2018, p. 72), I’m intrigued by the comment, “The price paid wasn’t $70 million. The number’s close, but the currency isn’t.” I’m trying to figure this riddle out. The obvious thing would be to consider euros perhaps? Or maybe gold? Or did he pay in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin? I know it is absolutely none of my business, but you can’t expect people not to ponder such an enigmatic Koch, Avon Lake, OH Executive statement. — Gary Editor Chester Allen responds: Gary, you bring up an excellent question. The sale was in euros, but wouldn’t it have been cool to see the transaction done with massive scales and piles of gold bullion? ♦ Errata In the September 2018 issue of SCM, we incorrectly called out a non-original engine block for a FiatAbarth Monomille GT (p. 146). It does, in fact, have the original crankcase, as per the catalog; it was rebuilt with a Bialbero head. Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The Era of Railroad Accuracy and Great Ads Each day my store is open, pocket watches drift into my life. The pictured watch offers elements of a number of distinct stories that all intertwine to offer a glimpse into the another era — the widespread industrialized manufacturing of precision instruments such as watches. The watch also brings up how the prominence of the manufacturer was typically less important than that of the retailer, what “Railroad Accuracy” might mean, and the methods of advertising that persuaded customers to part with their hard-earned dollars. The first detail I look at when examining a watch is brand name. This watch bears the name “Wilson Brothers,” who most assuredly were jewelers rather than manufacturers. Upon inspecting the movement within, the barrel bridge is marked “Wilson Brothers — Boston Mass.” By the plate layout and design elements, the watch can be attributed to the Illinois Watch Company of Springfield, IL. This company was famous for making excellent railroad watches — and, in an odd way, for not being famous. Company directors thought that they could garner more business if they offered private-label services to jewelers. curate time in five positions, and isochronism, which means that, ideally, the time piece will run at the same rate at a full wind as it does when it is nearly out of power. Further ties to the professionalism of this watch are the markings on the dial and movement. Under the name “Wilson Brothers,” hand- applied during the dial finishing process, are the words “Special for Railway Service.” The movement bears the trade name “King of the Road,” referring to the railway system. An interesting footnote found while researching the Wilson Brothers firm. Apparently, the brothers were rather forward thinkers with regard to advertising their operations. Countless advertisements can be found in the Below: Boston Globe classified ad from 1897 MARRY ME ISABEL and I’ll buy the wedding ring at WILSON BROS., who make Australian gold wedding rings in their own factory from $6 to $12; any special ring to order in two hours; beware of those who try to imitate; Look for the Big Clock, 14-15 Tremont Row. The status of the white collar over blue Produced in 1890, this 18-size, open-face pocket watch was designed to meet or exceed the evolving requirements of railroad operators. Railroads required their employees to carry time pieces built to professional standards. Beginning in 1886, railroad watches had to have at least 15 jewels and be “adjusted,” which was shorthand for having been designed specifically to run at an accurate rate in both heat and cold, keep ac- Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Right-Height Creeper It’s great to spe going to cost you a to a sore back from b down to those hard reach areas. But if you reall your car to shine, you’ve got to take your time down low on the body. Griot’s Garage has the solution with the Compact Sit-On Creeper. The body and seat are ergonomically curved, it’s b four-inch lockable casters to hold you in place, and it can be fitted with optional bottle holders to keep your supplies close. It’s just the thing to save your back, your knees — and your car’s curb appeal. $109.99 at www. griotsgarage.com. 44 Boston Globe of the day. The ads promoted watch repair, Boston’s largest optical department, money to loan, employment positions available and, like the advert pictured, fictitious marriage proposals touting bridal jewelry available at Wilson Brothers jewelers. Private-label American pocket watches are usu- ally more valuable to a collector who lives in the city where it was originally sold. Pocket watches are far more valuable when they are marked for Railway Service or with a particular rail name or logo. The company porcelain dials from the period are very fragile and often have hairline cracks or chips, so dial condition is a major valuation determinant. The demand for antique pocket watches is waning, so it is a buyer’s market. This watch would likely bring under $800 in running, serviced condition. Details Production date: 1890 Best place to wear one: This watch does not require a conductor’s hat and vest with chain — but this time piece would surely complete an outfit at the Strasburg Railroad Museum. Ratings for modern version ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: to this watch was No Pressure, No Problem If your classic car sits for any length of time — espe- cially in fluctuating temperatures — your tires will probably leak air. I keep a tire-pre handy for wh to air those ra up to spec. A Performance Pressure Gau P/N 2160, is a great unit tha won’t break the bank. It features braid steel hose con struction, a cl easy-to-read that measures 0 PSI — and a bleed-off valve for air-pressure adjustments. It is simple, effective, and perfect for the glovebox. $31.95 from www.summitracing.com. ♦ Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck I have yet to meet any sports-car enthusi- 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta ast who doesn’t love the look of a Mangusta. Since the time these cars were new, a number of toys, kits and a few hand-built model runs have been produced — most in small scale. The big red 1:12-scale model here is a rare bird from a very short run at Unikat Modelcars. I expect most readers have never heard of this one-and-done company. The plans for this company were big, but they went poof. Overall, Unikat did a very good job of capturing this car. If you look closely, you can see that the top rear deck curve is not perfect, but it is close, and the tuck-in angle of the body below the belt line should be more severe than it is. However, both features Model Details Production date: 2016 Quantity: About 50 in metallic green. Fewer than 150 in red and fewer than 150 in black SCM rating: ( is best) Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: The company failed, and there is no website opening are more than acceptable. There are no parts. The windshield wipers are simple and toy-like. The window trim is too simple — it is painted silver instead of separate chrome parts. The rest of the detailing is good. The wheels are very well done, with little center-cap emblems, and are shod with modern BFGoodrich T/A tires — Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Zora’s #58053 by Kenneth W. Kayser, 160 pages, Tachometer Publishing, $149.95 (Parabolica) The whole notion of “numbers matching” seems to have started in the Corvette community — or was, at least, perfected there. So it makes perfect sense that the title of an examination of one of GM engineer’s Zora Arkus-Duntov’s testbed vehicles is simply his first name and a chassis number. Zora (Hey, I get it! That’s a lot easier than typing Arkus-Duntov over and over again) is the central, mythic figure in the Corvette world. The “Father of the Corvette” is a common appendage to his name. He was a primary force within GM to bring performance to the youth market, and he led a team to bring a long list of go-fast innovations to the Corvette. Author Kenneth Kayser, another GM engineer with a long and successful career, has put together the story of Zora’s favorite test-bed vehicle, chassis #58053. For a little more than a year, start- ing in April 1965, Zora and his clandestine engineering gang used the chassis to test and refine a long list of go-fast enhancements (remember, GM wasn’t allowed to compete in racing as a factory, so there was lots of nodding and winking to maintain the illusion that customers were turning these cars into racers). Thanks to lots and lots of GM records, Kayser makes the case for #58053 being the first chassis to hold the L88 engine, the cowl-induction hood and 46 a host of other changes that the Corvette crowd tracked and pored over like papal encyclicals. Zora’s #58053 isn’t a book for everyone. But it is essential for reading and future study by the Corvette faithful, as it contains a wealth of data, internal GM documents, purchase orders and history of the people and policies (and especially Zora) that make up Corvette history. Provenance: Kayser fills the book with detail — nerdy, specific detail — from GM documents. It will become a resource for Corvette fans everywhere. Fit and finish: Engineers aren’t typogra- phers. Dear Abby used to tell readers to “seek professional help.” Unfortunately, that didn’t happen here with the design. The result is an unreadable type salad slathered onto layout awkwardness. The paper is nice, though. Drivability: This might be a terribly important book in the Corvette world, but the casual reader (admittedly not the market) will be hard pressed to actually read it. Dense, number-filled sentence after sentence makes for a hard slog. It was clearly a labor of love, so it has that going for it. ♦ Sports Car Market so much for research. The interior looks good, with a simulated-wood-and- leather steering wheel and very good dash detail. Although you should not be able to see this, the engine with components is visible through the rear windows. That said, if you ever find one of these models, buy it — or call me and I’ll buy it! ♦


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Affordable Classic Subaru SVX Subaru Climbs Out of the Econobox Few classics are more affordable than the SVX, but few cars are more expensive than the wrong SVX by Jeff Zurschmeide wheels. However, if the front wheels slip, the clutches lock up and deliver 50/50 torque to both axles. As delivered, the SVX would do 0–60 mph in 7.3 seconds (stated in the sales brochure), and the car had a nominal top speed of 143 to 154 mph, depending on the model year. That was respectable enough in its day, but it was never the stuff of legend. For the 1994 and 1995 model 1994 Subaru SVX coupe, sold for $2,970 at Collector Car Productions’ Toronto Spring Classic S ubaru changed their thinking in the early 1990s — away from funky econobox subcompacts and towards performance and comfort. In so doing, the company ushered itself into a period of commercial and enthusiast success that continues to this day. Now that 25 years have gone by, Subarus of the early 1990s are moving into collect- ible territory, starting with the upscale SVX coupe offered from 1992 to ’97. The SVX stands apart from the main line of Subaru production and development. It has had no successor, and it really didn’t have a predecessor, either. The SVX replaced the XT6, which was a sporty 6-cylinder coupe, but it was underpowered and much smaller than the SVX. The SVX has a unique look courtesy of Italdesign Giugiaro, and it looks very simi- lar to other cars penned in Italy during that period. The Pininfarina-designed Alfa Romeo 916 Spider and GTV coupes made from 1993 to ’96 have distinct similarities to the SVX, but no other Subaru before or since looks anything like it. The thing that everyone notices first about the SVX is the side windows. Subaru used a “window within a window” design that is more often associated with gullwing exotics that can’t roll down a full-size side window. The design allows for more glass area along the side of the car. This gives the SVX an open feeling with almost vestigial A-, B- and C-pillars. The smooth curve of the glass also greatly reduces wind noise and buffeting when the windows are open. A grand tourer — not a sport compact The SVX comes with a 3.3-liter DOHC 24-valve 6-cylinder boxer engine, which was the biggest engine Subaru had ever made. The EG33 (as it’s known to Subaru cognoscenti) is related to the EJ line of engines that have powered the Legacy and Impreza from the beginning, but it’s a branch off the main development tree. This is important because it means the SVX engine is an orphan when it comes to replacement parts. The SVX was rated at 230 horsepower and 224 ft-lb of torque, and it was never of- fered with any kind of forced induction, so that’s the power you get. All the tweaking and fiddling in the world won’t yield more than a nominal increase. All SVX models used Subaru’s venerable 4EAT 4-speed automatic transmission, and the early ACT-4 all-wheel-drive system. ACT-4 uses a multi-plate clutch in the center differential and under normal conditions delivers 90% of torque to the front 48 years, Subaru blinked and lost confidence in its commitment to AWD. They tried offering a de-contented front-wheel-drive version of the SVX to boost sales. However, the FWD car wasn’t that much cheaper than the AWD version, and Subaru dropped the FWD option for the final two years of production. Contemporary reviews all stressed that the SVX was not a hot rod, but rather a comfortable grand-touring coupe. The SVX received high praise for handling and braking, and the consensus was that this was a highspeed luxury highway cruiser for grown-ups. A nice ride inside Inside the SVX, the appeal started with well-de- signed and comfortable seats. All SVX models came with leather upholstery, and the suede-covered dash design was unconventional. The climate control features a large round rocker button with a digital display that allowed the driver to easily set the temperature. The stereo was hidden behind a little door on the center stack to preserve smooth dash lines, but Subaru strangely chose cheap woodgrain plastic for the trim. Womp, womp. As a 2-door coupe, the SVX offers ease of access Details Years produced: 1992–1997 Price when new: $28,000 to $36,740 Number produced: 14,257 (U.S. sales) Current SCM Median Valuation: $3,525 Pros: A fast, comfortable, unique grand tourer Cons: Not well known, parts challenges, little upside potential Worst place to drive one: To the Subaru mechanic A typical owner is: Planning to get a Subaru logo tattooed over their heart — to the front seats, anyway. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes, but it has three separate levers that you have to use to set the wheel position. As a car of the Best place to drive one: Road trips over fast highways ’90s, the SVX includes those incredibly annoying automatic shoulder belts and a driver’s side airbag. The rear seat can accommodate passengers, but that’s not what Sports Car Market


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the SVX was ever about. The rear seatbacks fold down to create extra cargo space with a pass-through to the trunk. Spend the money on a top car The SVX was an expensive purchase in its day. The top trim cost $28,000 new in 1992, and that had risen to $36,740 by 1997. However, values have been dragging across the basement floor since the cars were 10 years old. The oldest SVX sale records in the SCM Platinum Auction Database are about $3,000 in 2002 (SCM# 36363), and they’ve generally gone down since. 1992–94 SVX models were plagued with transmission problems. This was rem- edied in 1995 with the addition of a transmission cooler. Any SVX under consideration should be examined for transmission issues, and be sure to ask if it has been replaced. Similarly, Subaru head-gasket issues were legendary in the 1990s. A head-gasket job on this vehicle won’t be cheap, so ask if it’s been done and definitely do invest in a Subaru-literate pre-purchase inspection. Today, expected price ranges for a good-quality SVX are $2,000 to $5,000. However, the standard wisdom applies even more strongly to the SVX: Spend the money to buy the very best example you can find. There are few classics more affordable than the SVX, but there is no car in the world more expensive than the wrong SVX. ♦ October 2018 49


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Legal Files John Draneas Ten Years Stuck in a Legal Quagmire In a worldwide market, it makes a huge difference which country’s law is going to be applied to resolve a dispute A “stolen” car Although Gerber was not involved in any of the Spanish lawsuits, he insisted that “his” Ferrari had been stolen. However, he has never started any litigation to recover the Ferrari. Instead, he has conducted what Hallingby refers to as a “guerrilla war” of public statements claiming ownership of the “stolen” Ferrari. In 2008, Gerber became aware that Hallingby was in the midst of selling 0799 to a German purchaser. Gerber’s Swiss attorney, Weber, placed ads in Cavallino and Ferrari Market Letter “alerting” the Ferrari community that 0799 had been stolen in 1993, it was in Connecticut, and the police were on the trail. Weber also reported the Ferrari stolen to Barney Hallingby and chassis 0799GT, caught in a decade-long overseas legal dispute M ore than nine years ago, “Legal Files” (December 2008, p. 26) reported about the seizure of a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Series I cabriolet, chassis 0799GT, from the Sharon, CT, home of noted collector Barney Hallingby. Hallingby got the car back after about a year, but the litigation over its ownership has just ended — or has it? With the assistance of Hallingby and his lead counsel, Denver’s Lawrence Treece, we are now able to tell the full story. The cast of characters In 1991, Dr. Andreas Gerber and Bernhard Friedli, both Swiss citi- zens, owned 0799 in partnership. The facts are pretty murky, but Friedli entered into one — and possibly two — transactions for the sale of 0799 and several other cars with a Guiseppe Guidice. As part of their dealings, the Ferrari was shipped from Switzerland to Marbella, Spain, where it came into the custody of a dealer named Motorauto Marbella. The Spanish litigation The deal apparently went awry in some way, and Friedli lost track of Guidice and the Ferrari. When he discovered that Motorauto had the car, Friedli filed criminal proceedings in Marbella alleging that the car had been stolen. The Spanish police impounded the Ferrari. The Spanish court dismissed the criminal case, ruling that there was insufficient evidence that a theft had occurred and that this was a civil dispute regarding who owed whom how much money. The court ordered Motorauto to hold 0799 for 90 days to allow Friedli to file a civil suit seeking its return. Friedli did so, but he did not serve Motorauto within the 90 days. Unaware of the filing, Motorauto sold the Ferrari to a business associate to whom it owed money. The Ferrari was resold, transported to Portugal and eventually ended up in the United States, where Hallingby bought the car in 2000. Friedli tried to get the court to hold Motorauto in contempt, but the court found them innocent because Friedli failed to serve or even notify them within the allotted time. The civil case was decided in favor of Motorauto, with the court determining there was insufficient evidence of any contract between Friedli and anyone. All in all, there were four final judgments in Spain, all of them ad- verse to Friedli. 50 Connecticut police and requested its seizure. Weber also threatened the prospective buyer with criminal prosecution if he completed the purchase. The publicity and threats were enough to kill Hallingby’s sale. A year later, the Connecticut State Attorney de- clined to prosecute Hallingby, and the Ferrari was returned to him. Still, no lawsuit came from Gerber. The same pattern was repeated in 2013, killing another sale. Litigation starts With no other alternative to litigation, Hallingby filed suit in U.S. District Court in Connecticut against Gerber and Friedli’s heirs (Friedli died in 1996), asking the court to declare him the rightful owner of 0799 and to hold Gerber liable for interference with the sale of the Ferrari. Gerber responded with Weber filing a memorandum supporting dismissal of the case. The court rejected the memorandum because Weber is not licensed to practice in the U.S. Gerber then filed the same document under his own name. As the litigation started gaining steam, Gerber decided to quit, telling the court he would no longer participate in the case and withdrew all his filings. Hallingby ended up with default judgments against Gerber and the Friedli heirs. The judgments determined that Hallingby was the rightful owner of the Ferrari, and ordered Gerber to stop claiming the opposite. Hallingby was vindicated — or so it seemed. No end to conflict Apparently, Gerber just won’t take no for an answer. He has contin- ued his “guerrilla war” with Internet and social-media postings claiming he is the rightful owner of 0799, that he will never give up his claim, that the Spanish judgments are unenforceable due to “corruption” and that the U.S. judgment is a “farce.” He promises to scuttle any future sale of the Ferrari. A frustrated Treece expressed the situation well: “You can’t make a guy shut up — especially when he’s in a foreign country.” As “Legal Files” has pointed out several times, some people think that the combination of the Internet and their free-speech rights allows them to defame anyone at will before a worldwide audience. That is definitely not the legal case, but the courts can’t really take their smartphones away from them. You can sue them later, but the damage has already been done. Winning a judgment against them won’t necessarily stop them, and damages may be difficult to collect. Hallingby is left with little alternative but to launch his own PR campaign. He is trying to get the story out, to get the Ferrari world to recognize that Gerber’s claims are meritless and should be ignored. Sports Car Market


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Who’s the owner? Who owns 0799? Hallingby has a court judgment that says he does, but does that end the debate? The short answer is “maybe,” depending upon where the question is being asked. The key legal principle here is jurisdiction — that is, did the U.S. court have jurisdiction over Gerber? At first, the clear answer was no. For a court to have jurisdiction over a defendant, the person must either be a resident of or have some direct connection with the forum. Hallingby and the Ferrari are both in Connecticut, but Gerber is a Swiss resident who did nothing in Connecticut. For that reason, he was initially not subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. court, and could have simply ignored the proceedings. Instead, Gerber appeared in the U.S. court by filing the memo- randum that was written by Weber. He may have thereby voluntarily submitted to the court’s jurisdiction. The general rule is that you can appear to establish that the court has no jurisdiction over you without creating jurisdiction, and Gerber made that claim for dismissal. But, according to Treece, he went beyond that and challenged the merits of the claim. By doing that, he appeared in the lawsuit and became subject to the court’s jurisdiction. Once jurisdiction is established, the defendant can’t walk away and destroy it. Location matters If Treece is correct, the U.S. judgment is final, beyond appeal — and clearly establishes that Hallingby owns 0799 and Gerber has no claim to it. That will be law in every state in the U.S. But will another country recognize the validity of the U.S. judgment? Treece believes that many foreign countries will recognize the judg- ment, particularly the “common law” countries such as Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, Treece acknowledges that it may not be respected in all countries. Gerber can challenge the validity of the judgment anywhere — either by going to Connecticut to do so or in any other country where Hallingby seeks to enforce the judgment. However, his only potential challenge would be on jurisdictional grounds, and that depends entirely on how his appearance is categorized. If he did more than simply challenge U.S. jurisdiction, he can’t prevent enforcement. Spanish judgments There are two issues with the Spanish judgments. The first is whether other countries will respect them. Hallingby’s Spanish lawyers have examined the proceedings and judgments and have concluded that they are final and beyond appeal, and that they should be recognized in many other countries — but, again, perhaps not in all countries. The second issue is that Gerber never appeared in those lawsuits — they were brought by Friedli, who was Gerber’s partner in the Ferrari. Under U.S. law, Gerber would be bound by the result due to the nature of a partnership, but other countries may or may not see it the same way. Legal and cultural differences The collector-car market has become a worldwide market. The cars trade back and forth from country to country with relative ease. Unfortunately, there is no uniform or universal set of laws that ap- plies everywhere. Each country has its own set of laws, some very similar to others — some quite different. Each country has its own cultural identity and norms, and its culture affects how its laws — and those of other countries — are interpreted and applied. It makes a huge difference which country’s law is going to be applied to resolve a dispute, and that choice often depends upon which country the lawsuit is filed in. The unfortunate reality is that Hallingby, and any future owner of his Ferrari, may have to be careful about which countries the Ferrari is taken into. At least during Gerber’s lifetime. ♦ 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 2018 51


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Cars You Date, Cars You Marry Through friends, clients, associates and acquaintances, I frequently have the chance to sample cars I’ve wanted to own through the years that I can be honest enough to realize when fascination and infatuation don’t lead to true love. The Dating Game Even for the Italians, the same set of imperatives applies. There have been a number of cars for which I had a longing but when they arrived, I discovered that the idea of ownership was much more appealing than the reality. I love small cars and the ingenuity of design that makes a basic, functional vehicle transcend its purpose. A Fiat 500 — the original post-war “Nuova” 500 that debuted in 1957 — has always fascinated me. Seeing so many on the streets of Italy when I traveled there made we want one. Living in the Northeast in areas with hills and mountains made me realize that their distinct lack of power might be a handicap in everyday driving, so I never bought one. When I moved to the Southern California desert 1960 Fiat 500 D — an enjoyable fling, but not a car to settle down with ranger who had this dolphin as a family companion animal. The name of the show and the dolphin was “Flipper.” Today, my B friends and I have another use for the name — it’s a pejorative term used to describe people who pretend to be enthusiast collectors but in actuality buy and sell classic cars quickly and with little apparent emotional connection. Of course we are — myself most of all — being horribly judgmental in making the determination of what constitutes flipping. After all, even the most passionate and thoughtful collector may realize soon after a purchase that a mistake has been made and the match, which seemed perfect at the time, was not as ideal as first thought. However, I’d like to consider another angle. The truth is that just as in normal, healthy interpersonal relationships, there are some partners you date and others that you marry. Elizabeth Taylor notwithstanding, most people like to get to know someone better in a more casual way before committing with rings, monogrammed towels, joint bank accounts and mortgages. Straying from Italian cars Sometimes it can come in the form of curiosity. Looking back on my classic-car ownership over the past 40 years, most of the cars I have owned have been Italian — but a close second would be German, specifically Mercedes-Benz. I’ve also had French, English and Japanese cars in my garage. At some point I made the decision that due to factors of time, money and storage, it would be best for me to concentrate my long-term ownership on Italian cars. If I didn’t travel so much for the work I love — and had a great deal more disposable income, a larger home garage and access to more warehouse space — I might indulge the pull that nonItalian motors have on me. I’ve had memorable ownership experiences with all sorts of cars, and the gravitational pull of the unusual, quirky, strange and weird isn’t limited to the products of a single nation. However, I have found 52 ack in the mid-1960s, there was a popular TV program in the USA about a dolphin. Yes, it does sound strange, but it was quite a different time, scarcely imaginable at moments today. It was the story of a single father of two boys, a marine park nine years ago, I was suddenly in a place where I could actually drive for a day on almost level ground if I so chose, so a 1960 500 D “Tetto Apribile” arrived in my modest collection. It was a fantastic example of a low-production variant of the car, which I found in Italy. What I loved about driving it was that it was like mobile meditation — I had to adjust my pace to that of the car rather than try to make it fit my speed. And it was terrific — for a while. I didn’t love being constantly concerned that I would be rear-ended as I slowly accelerated away from traffic lights, or the alarming way the air currents from a giant SUV passing in the next lane would push the little Fiat sideways. We parted, less than a year after I bought it, sadly but amicably. The fortunate new owner is enjoying it in a less-busy road environment. Another example is the MGB GT. I had long admired the deft way Pininfarina added a hatchback roof to the MGB roadster, in effect making it a miniature Aston Martin. My focus was on the early small-bumper, painted-dash examples with contrast-piped leather seats. I came close to buying one several times but it never happened. Then I participated in Publisher Martin’s now-infamous 2011 “Road to Reno” and had the chance to live with an MGB GT for several days on the road. Granted, it wasn’t the best example in the world — perhaps not even the best in Portland, OR — but I did learn enough in my time with it to realize that while it was interesting and amusing, I didn’t have to commit hard-earned funds, limited time and storage space to actually buying one. Matchmaking friends This is where I am truly blessed in the life I lead. Through friends, clients, associates and acquaintances, I frequently have the chance to sample cars I’ve wanted to own, and those opportunities have saved me tens of thousands of dollars. I have run in rallies and tours, exhibited at major concours events and simply gone on afternoon drives in a wide variety of cars that I didn’t have to own to do so. Some have informed me in a very direct way that a few hours behind the wheel was all I needed, while others set in stone my burning desire to have them become a meaningful part of my life. So be kind to me if you hear I’ve been driving a car that might not stay around very long. 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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman Paper Assets Anyone who is seriously looking at buying a collector car should seriously look at the documentation bought my Porsche 356A coupe from the family of the original owner, an accountant by profession, and despite the car’s many attributes, it was actually the Porsche’s impressive documentation that gave me the final push — it was irreplaceable. A fascinating journey through time With the Bentley, however, I hadn’t seen so much as a gas receipt before we agreed to buy the car. Instead, I was hopefully optimistic some good paperwork might turn up. Very fortunately, and to my great pleasure, the file that arrived was fantastic. For a couple of consecutive evenings I sat down in my living room with a beer (placed a safe distance from the old files) and examined and organized each sheet. Since the prior owner had acquired the 3 Litre in 1969, he had managed to make contact with several of the car’s early, pre-war owners. Through the correspondence and black-and-white photographs, I was able to learn so much more about the car’s early life. To show the effort invested in “handing over” the Well-kept records are usually indicative of a well-kept car I ’ve always been a pretty organized guy — particularly when it comes to paperwork. My favorite part of going back to school was always the back-to-school shopping at the local office supply. Binders, dividers, the perfect pens… For me, that one-hour shop- ping trip was more fun than all the year’s field trips combined. A recent shopping spree on Amazon confirmed that things haven’t changed much. But today it’s not homework I’m looking to organize. Instead, I’m organizing the files of documentation that come with our cars. My dad and I recently bought a 3 Litre Bentley in England that had been with the same owner since 1969. And aside from the long-term ownership, the car had all the originality and particular specifications that we were looking for. We bought the car sight unseen — although some very trustworthy friends were representing it. While the car is still in transit, this past week I was thrilled to receive the Bentley’s documentation file. Learning about your car Driving the cars is the most rewarding part of the hobby for me, but sifting through a car’s history is definitely a close second. It’s probably all the History Channel I watched as a kid. It may seem odd to be so enamored with some old photos and receipts, but this is one of the best ways to get to know a car. While today’s market tries to make commodities out of automobiles, each individual example is wildly different from the next, and much of that can be discerned by the documentation. There’s a reason all the major auction houses have easily accessible files for each car. This is the same reason I take pictures or make scans of the documentation for a car I’m intending to sell. Anyone who is seriously looking at buying a collector car should be seriously looking at the documentation. Not all cars have robust files — yes, things get lost — but wellkept records are usually indicative of a well-kept car. For example, I 54 car, the prior owner even took the time to write me a letter summarizing his ownership and conveying the story behind many invoices or photographs — which would otherwise have gone undescribed. While this may be a unique and rather fortunate scenario, it high- lights the need to record the story and not just “keep records,” so to speak. Today a car is described as “complete” when manuals and tools accompany it, but if those things are missing, they can be purchased. What’s invaluable and intangible is the car’s history. Of course there are exceptional cars out there that don’t come with a thread of paperwork. Fortunately, today we have dedicated historians and countless reference books that can help answer the many questions we may have about a car’s past. Regardless, having first-hand accounts of an automobile’s story brings a car — an inanimate artifact — to life. I still haven’t seen our new Bentley, but I like it a whole lot more thanks to a recently organized two-inch binder full of history. ♦ A car’s history is invaluable and intangible Sports Car Market


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Feature 2018 Elegance at Hershey America’s Villa d’Este A quiet, classy garden party for amazing cars and a variety of collectors by Bill Rothermel Photos by Mark Usciak Rare Wheels Collection’s 1937 Bugatti 57S Atalante coupe by Gangloff, which edged out two other cars: Terry and Jennifer Adderly’s 1935 Duesenberg SJ Torpedo phaeton, and A.J. Walker (winner of the Founder’s Award), Joseph III and Margie Cassini’s 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by LeBaron (the Hotel Hershey Award honoree). Veteran collector Bill Davis of Charleston, WV, won the Olympus Award honoring his many years of dedication to the car hobby. Concours Honorary Chairman was Nicola Bulgari, a Buick aficionado, who appropriately presented his Honorary Chairman’s Award to David and Susan Landow and their 1931 Buick 8-94 Sports Roadster. The People’s Choice Award deservedly went to the 1912 Little Giant Model D-8 Passenger Bus owned by Wayne and Barbara MacDonald. John and Carol Jones’ 1905 Packard Model N 5-Passenger Touring received the Best Early/Brass Car Award. Steve and Susan Babinsky’s time-warp 1903 Pierce Motorette took home the Worn But Not Forgotten Award (recognizing an all-original vehicle). Don and Jean Henson’s 1924 Packard 143 Town Car The elegant grounds of the Hotel Hershey serve as backdrop for a 75-car display T he Elegance at Hershey, now in its eighth year, continues to prove that less is more. The invitation-only 75-car showfield is limited by not only its physical surroundings, but also by the vision of its founder, the late Jack Rich. A prominent car collector, Rich envisioned an intimate garden-party atmosphere along the lines of an American Villa d’Este. The grounds of the 1920s-era Hotel Hershey provide the perfect backdrop for this three-day event held June 8–10 in combination with the Grand Ascent — a reprise of the former Hershey Hill Climb held from 1958 to ’70. Parties are a prominent theme for the weekend, too, with Friday night’s opening cocktail party in the Hershey Gardens, Saturday’s sellout gala fundraiser attended by over 350 guests, and Sunday’s post-concours wine-down. Since its inception, the concours has donated over $1 million to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the AACA Library and Research Center and the AACA Museum. On the show field Sunday was all about cars, with a show field that Concours Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable called “our best ever.” “The quality of cars was not only superb but deep, historically significant, and the best of their genre,” Sable said. “No less than five cars were in contention for the Governor’s Cup Best in Show Award.” Sable said the concours is proud to display the best Details Plan ahead: The Ninth Annual Elegance at Hershey is scheduled for June 7–9, 2019. Where: The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA Number of entries: 75 Cost: $30 Web: www.theeleganceathershey. com 58 cars from single-car collectors — and those from some of the most prominent multi-car collections in the United States. The Elegance has no featured marque and no defined classes. One car can be judged four or five times depending upon the award category. This helps more cars gain recognition in an extremely competitive show field. Winner of the Governor’s Cup for Best in Show was Winner of the Governor’s Cup for Best in Show: Rare Wheels Collection’s 1937 Bugatti 57S Atalante coupe by Gangloff Sports Car Market by Fleetwood with its intricate needlepoint interior was recipient of the Best American Car Award 1920–31. Bob, Sandy, and Gary Bahre, owners of a stun- ning 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8AS cabriolet roadster by Castagna, were presented with the Most Elegant European Open Pre-War Award. Mark Smith’s all-original 1937 Bugatti Type 57C received the HVA Preservation coupe by Gangloff Award. Paul Gould’s 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C coupe by Pinin Farina was honored as the Post-War Best European Sporting Car. Most Impressive Limited Production Car went to Tedd and Tina Zamjahn’s 1956 Fina Sport convertible by Vignale. Stephen and Sherry Siben’s 1962 Ghia L6.4 coupe won the Best Post-War Car Award. The Chief Judge’s Award went to David and Richard Biafora’s 1969 American Motors AMX/3 concept. ♦


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Feature 2018 Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance First Greenbrier Concours Conquers the Rain A massive Cold War shelter saves the day when rains threatened a promising new concours Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Best in Class in Pre-War Production Cars 1916–42 and overall Best in Show: 1934 Swallow Sidecar (Jaguar) SS1 Saloon owned by Carl Barker S omeone once said, “Give credit where credit is due.” So, kudos to the organizers of the first Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance held at the namesake resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Anyone involved in the planning of a concours or car show will tell you just how much work is involved in organizing a two- or three-day event. The wild card, of course, is Mother Nature, who imposed her will on Saturday and Sunday. Rain hampered an otherwise well-done inaugural concours. Chief Judge Paul Ianuario praised the concours volunteers and planners. “We had Plan A and Plan B in place, depending upon the weather,” Ianuario said. “We actually improvised on the fly Sunday morning and put together Plan C.” Taking shelter The ace card, at least for concours organizers, was the massive Greenbrier Resort Hotel, which offers 1 million square feet under one roof. Included in that square footage is a formerly top-secret bunker built deep underground in the 1950s during the Cold War. We’re glad that the nuclear war never broke out, and the bunker didn’t get a lot of use. As a place to display cars, it worked rather nicely, thank you. Featured marque was the Dodge Viper. Saturday’s well-attended seminar included a lively presentation from “Father of the Viper” Roy Sjoberg, “The Grail Keeper” Herb Helbig, and V10 Chief Engineer Richard Winkles, who entertained the crowd with great stories and insight on the development of the unique car. Displayed nearby was a 1992 Viper — number 166 of 285 built that year — owned by Michael Moyer. Sjoberg’s prototype 1994 SRT10 and David Biafora’s 1996 GTS coupe also were on display. The trio was a red, white and blue showcase. Best in Class in Pre-War Production Cars 1916–42 and overall Best in Show were awarded to the 1934 Swallow Sidecar (Jaguar) SS1 Saloon owned by Carl Barker. The stunning black car was virtually flawless and restored to perfection over many years. Best 60 in Class Foreign Sports Cars went to Alan Anspaugh’s 1960 Triumph Italia, number 122 of the 322 produced. Details Plan ahead: The Second Annual Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for May 3–5, 2019. Where: The Greenbrier resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV Number of entries: 100 Cost: $50 for adult admission Web: www.greenbrierconcours.com A 1972 BMW CSL FIA Group II owned by Scott Hughes enters the bunker No stranger to the winner’s circle was Peter Boyle’s 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS by LeBaron, which received Best in Class Classics 1925–48. The 1967 big-block 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe from Mark Davis’ garage was given top honors among Preservation Class entries. John Gerhard’s 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe was Best in Class in Exotic Sports Cars. The 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC and owner David Carte took Best in Class Race Cars. “Despite the weather, virtually all of the show’s 100 invited cars remained for Sunday’s concours,” Ianuario said. Hoping for a bunker-free 2019 Publisher Keith Martin served as emcee for Sunday’s concours and as the moderator for Saturday’s Viper symposium. Charity beneficiaries included the Mountaineer Autism Project and the AACA Library and Research Center. The concours will be back for 2019, already on the calendar for May 3–5. Here’s hoping for better weather. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 20 Top Restorers The People Who Keep Old Cars Alive M ost of us have bought — or owned — a great old car that needed some help. Perhaps it needed new body panels, rust repair to the frame and an engine rebuild. Maybe it needed some light bodywork and new paint. Or in an extreme — but not especially rare — case it crashed and burned and needed an entire rebuild. Over the past few decades, a special breed of mechanics, technicians and historians have made it their life’s work to bring old cars back from the dead — or just keep them running. Without them, our world would be a lot rustier, noisier, more dangerous and, yes, sadder. SCM Publisher Keith Martin is no stranger to the restoration shop, and he came up with the notion of recognizing a few of the elite people in the restoration world. We reached out to SCM readers, and we got hundreds of nominations. The selection process was tough. Yet, like a good resto tech, we pressed on, and here are SCM’s Top 20. — Executive Editor Chester Allen Courtesy of The Creative Workshop 62 Sports Car Market Sports Car Market


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Richard Barnes Company: Paul Russell and Company Location: Essex, MA Specialty: Automobile upholstery restoration (coach trimmer). Years of experience: 40. I grew up in London, England, and was accepted into the Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship training program in 1977, when I was 16. I completed the four-year program and went on to work for Hooper and Co., customizing Rolls-Royces and Bentleys for three years before moving to New Hampshire in 1984 to work for British Auto. Between 1990 and 2006, I worked for different companies. I was also self-employed for a while. In late 2006, I was asked to join the Paul Russell and Company team, and I have been there for the past 11 years. Most recent project: I’m currently working on a late-1930s Bugatti, a late1950s BMW and an early-1960s Ferrari. Most challenging project: One particular car that comes to mind was a 1938 Delahaye. Nothing about the car interior or top resembled its original configuration. A lot of research went into studying what that configuration should be. I constructed new door panels and reconfigured the seats. The car came in with a full-size plastic rear window in the Ed Barr convertible top, so a new solid oval rear window had to be made for the top and positioned exactly right to allow the top to fold. The car went on to win First in Class at Pebble Beach. Career high point: Joining the Paul Russell and Company team allowed me to witness every aspect of restoration in detail. After 30 years in the trade, this allowed me to complete my career at the highest possible level. Another high point was last year, when I was asked to teach a few classes in the automobile restoration program at McPherson College in Kansas. It was the first time a tradesperson had been invited to teach classes there. Company: McPherson College Location: McPherson, KS Specialty: Sheet metal Years of experience: 13 Contact: Barre@mcpherson.edu Most recent project: I recently helped a group of students build an aluminum MGB “Zagato” front clip with the classic three-bump hood. It looked unbelievable and gave me a chance to immerse these students in the lore and techniques of Italian coachbuilding. Most challenging project: I am building a full-size Jaguar D-type wood buck that students will use as a guide in metal shaping. I feel like I have picked a fistfight with a gorilla. Unfortunately, making an accurate sculpture of a car is exactly as challenging as one might expect. Hopefully, the gorilla will tire before I do. My students are counting on it. Career high point: Getting random text messages from current and former students showing me the amazing cars they are restoring at their internships and jobs. My students are working on MercedesBenzes, Bugattis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, and an O.S.C.A. October 2017 October 2018 63


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Mariah Bruins Company: MRestoration Design LLC Location: St. Louis, MO Specialties: Preservation/paint Years of experience: Seven Contact: 785.447.0487 Most recent project: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II preservation. I’m also doing full paint and assembly for 1933 Auburn 12 Boattail Speedster and full collection preservation for Hunter Classics (150-plus cars). Most challenging project: The RollsRoyce Silver Cloud II. Silver Clouds are custom coachbuilt cars. Parts are expensive and becoming hard to find. This car had original lacquer paint and was found as a barn find. The overall goal was to keep it as original as possible while servicing the mechanics and refreshing any interior that was damaged. Hershel “Junior” Conway Company: Junior’s House of Color Location: Bell Gardens, CA Specialties: High-end custom paint and restoration, along with metal finish and lead bodywork. Years of experience: 65 Contact: 562.928.6393 Recent projects: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS, 1957 Ford Thunderbird, 1972 Porsche 911, 1936 Fiat Topolino, 1974 Ferrari 246 Dino. Career high point: The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II that won a preservation award at the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club National Meet (with credit to Zenith Motor Company LLC, Kansas City, MO). Most challenging project: 1940 Mercedes-Benz 770 Grosser bulletproof car for William Lyon. Career high point: I’m still working 10 hours a day, six days a week. Giovanni D’A Company: Autosprint Ltd. Location: Chicago, IL Specialties: Mechanical restoration (engine, transmission, brakes and suspension). Years of experience: Contact: 773.685.0930; info@auto sprintchicago.com Most recent project: gine and transmission restoration for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE. Most challenging project: It was a 1964 Ferrari 365 2+2 that had been in several shops and had sat for years. It came to me in boxes. Parts were missing, and it took a long time to sort through and research the project. Career high point: I bought Autosprint and when I was asked to come out to California and participate in a project on “Monster Garage.” 64 Sports Car Market Sports Car Market


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Bob DiFrancesco Company: Leydon Restorations Location: Hatfield, PA Specialties: Machinist, fabricator, welder, engine machining/rebuilding, body and paint Years of experience: 40 Most recent project: I’m currently working on rebuilding a Type 57 Bugatti engine, which came to us in broken bits and pieces —as they usually do. Many components were missing, therefore requiring machining of new parts and welding repairs. There are a lot of challenges, as these engines are old, have been through a lot of hands and we have to deal with Bugatti’s “interesting” way of doing things. Most challenging project: I have had many challenging jobs over the years, from rebuilding 110-year-old steam engines to rebuilding blown-up incomplete motors and transmissions, so it’s hard to pick one. I would say that Bugatti engine hand-scraping requires the most focus and mental concentration. It’s a process which involves smoothing all the aluminum topside Ken Downes Company: European and American Auto Upholstery Location: San Rafael, CA Specialties: Ken Downes is the founder of European and American Auto Upholstery, which specializes in interior restoration of vintage European and American automobiles. His restoration projects include cars made in England, Germany, Italy and France. engine components, laying out a grid pattern of 3/8-inch squares with a marker and then using a hand-scraping tool — it resembles a large chisel — to strike two marks in each box, perpendicular to one another to create a decorative pattern, thousands of times over. One slip, and you’re starting over. Career high point: Having had the pleasure of restoring a classic car for each one of my three children — and seeing the enjoyment they get from them. Ken’s craftsmanship also includes modern and contemporary cars, using his expertise for custom convertible-top installation, leather interiors and an assortment of other interior and exterior restoration components. His deep knowledge and skills are far-reaching. He has a fine-tuned eye for the integrity of classic and rare automobiles and he honors the aesthetics that make them collectible and unique. He has the artistic ability to transform raw materials — such as canvas, woolblend carpets and European leather of the highest grade — into a finished product. His finishing includes stretching and forming leather on a dash, steering wheel or seats. Years of experience: Over 30 Contact: 415.459.0353 Most recent project: A complete interior restoration of a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, using original materials. Most challenging projects: Interior and top restorations of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadsters and Aston Martin DB4 and DB5 cars. Career high point: Ken is an Instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he teaches Vintage Vehicle Upholstery Restoration in the Industrial Design Department and mentors and inspires his students to become superior auto upholsterers. Kevin J. Mackay Company: Corvette Repair Inc. Location: Valley Stream, NY Specialty: Corvette restoration and repair Years of experience: 33 Contact: 516.568.1959; www.corvetterepair.com Most recent project: The 1956 Corvette SR-2. One of only two high-finned Corvettes ever built. Most challenging project: The 1963 Corvette Cutaway, chassis 003. This car is completely functional and drivable. Career high point: The Corvette Hunter book that told the stories of the many discoveries of “Holy Grail” Corvettes that we made, with a lot of help, through Corvette Repair Inc. The book is about how we were able to unearth a lot of cars that were thought to be lost forever, such Chris McCune Company: D.L. George Historic Motorcars, Cochranville, PA Location: Cochranville, PA as the #3 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette that won its class. We are the most-awarded Corvette restoration facility in the country, with many NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Triple Diamond and concours award winners. Specialties: Metal shaping, fabrication, paint and bodywork. Years of experience: 38. I have enjoyed working in the automotive restoration field since 1980. I began my career by studying automotive bodywork at a vocational technical school in Phoenixville, PA. During my senior year, I learned the basics of paint and bodywork by working in a co-op position. In 1986, I began working for Dave George at D.L. George Historic Motorcars. After 32 years, I am still part of the team. Twenty-some years ago, I studied metal shaping under the late Clay Cook — and the primary focus of my work transitioned into metal shaping soon thereafter. Contact: Chris@dlgeorge.com Most recent project: A current project is metalwork, bodywork and paint for a Labourdette-bodied Bugatti Type 49. 66 Most challenging project: The most challenging project I have completed is the fabrication of a complete Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza coachwork body to Brianza specifications. The scale and complexity of the project made it particularly challenging. Career high point: Many top awards achieved at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island Concours — and successful finishes at events like the Mille Miglia and Colorado Grand. In particular, I recall Jack Rich’s Murphy-bodied S Mercedes and an Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Testa Fissa Spider Zagato. Sports Car Market Sports Car Market


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Bill Hahn Company: Hahn Auto Restoration Location: Harmony, PA Specialty: Auto restoration Years of experience: 47 Contact: 724.452.4329 Most recent project: Something totally different from the usual — a Fiat Hellcat. I am putting a 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat chassis under a 2012 Fiat 500 body. Most challenging project: The 1938 HRG coupe. It was a prototype and the only one built. HRG produced only 241 cars in 21 years. The car was disassembled in the mid-1960s in England. It was then shipped to the United States in the 1980s. Some used parts from scrapyards and flea markets were thrown in the parts Austin Higbee Company: Macy’s Garage Ltd. Location: Tipp City, OH Specialties: Triumph TR2 through TR6 sports cars. Mechanical, interior, electrical, final assembly — everything except body and paint. boxes. The body was rusted and rotted. The frame was stress-cracked. Much of the interior was nonexistent. There wasn’t much history to go on. Career high point: Developing and utilizing 3-D scanning and imaging to restore bodies of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters to the tolerances that the original engineers originally drew. Years of experience: 7.5 Contact: 937.667.3014, Austin@macysgarage.com Recent project: There are 16 to 20 TRs in our shop at all times. Last month, we completed and shipped restorations on two TR3s and one TR3A. In addition to the work I do on the cars, I have the responsibility for scheduling and directing seven other techs to keep all projects moving forward toward completion. Most challenging project: The 1961 TR4 that was just completed for the owners of Macy’s Garage. This was a very early car, serial 288, and there were many parts and assembly methods that were different from all of the later cars that I’ve repaired and restored. As this car was intended to be an example of our shop’s work, all of these early oddities had to be researched and confirmed to make certain that every single piece was correct and absolutely perfect. I had to research everything, even down to the hardware level to make sure that every bolt had the right finish on it, every screw had the correct head, and that every washer was the right diameter. Career high point: Winning Best of Show honors at the 2018 Triumph Register of America National Meet with the 1961 TR4 (CT288L). The car received the first perfect 100-point score in the 44-year history of the Triumph Register of America. October 2017 October 2018 67


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Don McLellan and Ernie Morreau Company: RM Auto Restoration Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada Specialties: Complete restorations, including body, panel fabrication, paint, mechanical, upholstery, electrical, Dyno testing and woodworking Years of experience: Over 50 years combined Contact: 519.352.4575. Website: www. rmautorestoration.com Most recent project: 1937 Cadillac V16 Special Roadster by Hartmann Most challenging project: The cars we restore can be one-of-a- kind, coachbuilt examples. We have to research their history to make them as correct as possible. Many times, these cars have been restored before — sometimes many times. Career high point: Six wins of Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2015. Also getting to show cars all over the world (including England and Italy). Roger Patten Company: KTR European Motorsports Location: Ayer, MA Specialties: Body panel and parts fabrication and repair. Auto body and restoration management. Assembly. Years of experience: 31 Contact: 978.772.7800 Most recent projects: 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Super Sprint Tipo 4 and an Alfa Romeo Veloce Spyder Most challenging project: A 1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato. Removing the paint and filler revealed major damage to the alloy body panels. Removing the body panels revealed major rot in the main frame rails, rockers, torque boxes, hinge posts and striker post. The hinge and striker post were removed, straightened, rot-repaired and reinstalled. A section of roof support from the left-side C-pillar to the rightside A-pillar was removed, straightened and reinstalled. The left door inner shell was damaged and rotted to the point that it was easier to fabricate a new shell. The alloy body panels were damaged beyond repair. About 80% of the car has been rebodied, the roof skin being the biggest challenge. The right side still had the 68 Mike Pierce Company: Pierce Manifolds Inc. Location: Gilroy, CA Specialties: Authentic Weber carburetors, manifolds, conversion kits and other parts. Years of experience: 41 Contact: www.piercemanifolds.com Most recent project: Restoration of vintage Weber carburetors, manifolds and linkage for a 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400. correct form and was used for templates to make a guide buck. This ensured the correct shape. With more templates and guide bucks, the rest of the needed panels were made and installed. The car was finished in 2003, and it still looks good. It’s also still being raced in vintage motorsports. Career high point: Working with the different customers over the years. They are passionate about their cars and the car’s history. They enjoy the research that they do, and they enjoy hearing about what I find out about the cars. What I enjoy the most is the feedback about how much customers enjoy driving, racing and showing off their cars. Sports Car Market Sports Car Market Most challenging project: Building complete new Weber 38 DCN carburetors from scratch for a Ferrari 250 GTO. We had to make all-new tooling, molds and small parts — as they were made in the early 1960s. Career high point: During early 2018, we completed the restoration on our 7,000th Weber carburetor while doing a set of Weber 36 DO2s for an Alfa Romeo.


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Joseph (Joe) Potter Company: Vintage Underground Location: Eugene, OR Specialties: I particularly enjoy complex engine builds. There is something about the intricacy of mechanical, electrical, and metal fabrication that excites me. My shop is a full-restoration shop, so I really get a chance to work on everything from time to time. Years of experience: Almost 40 Contact: 541.510.5296 or www.vintageunderground.us Most recent project: I am working on a Jaguar XJC. This body style is one of the few 2-door, 4.2-liter coupes. Most challenging project: Isn’t the hardest project the first one? I was 14 years old, and my father worked with me to build a 1931 Model A Ford pickup. Thankfully, it is a pretty forgiving car to work with, but I learned a lot of hard lessons. Professionally, it was a 1957 Abarth 750 GT Double Bubble. The objective was to restore it while retaining as much of the original patina as possible, while fully redoing the alloy skins, chassis, drivetrain and suspension. This was immensely challenging from an aesthetic position to make it look fluid Pat Ritz Company: Sports & Collector Car Center Location: Tempe, AZ Specialties: Mechanical restorations, including engines, transmissions, carburetors and distributors. Expert in European, Italian and British cars. Experienced with V12 Ferrari, Lamborghini and Jaguar engines. Expert in multicarburetor setups, including Weber, British SU and Stromberg. Years of experience: 44 Contact: 480.968.5000 or patritzsccc@ gmail.com and natural, concealing any indication of transitions between the original and new. The time and research put into the restoration was really evident, and the Double Bubble came out magnificently. Career high point: Right now, I feel that my career is at a high point. My restoration shop can restore, repair and preserve historical machines. I have acquired and cultivated exceptional employees who are highly skilled in metalworking, restoration, and body and paint. We are in the process of moving into our new shop, with a state-of-the-art paint booth. There is literally nothing we cannot take care of in-house. Most recent projects: Just completed two V12 Lamborghini Espada engine and gearbox overhauls, including rebuilding the carburetors. Current focus is a complete engine rebuild for a 1954 Arnolt-Bristol. Most challenging project: The mechanical overhaul of a 1958 Tojeiro Roadster was challenging on all fronts. It is a unique car with extensive provenance and limited information. It required in-depth research and a fair amount of fabrication work. I learned a lot about John Tojeiro, the designer. The finished project was something to behold. The customer was extremely pleased. Career high point: Opening my own shop with my brother in 2007. Jeff Snyder Jack Swint Company: Porsche Cars North America, Porsche Classic Factory Restoration Location: Atlanta, GA Specialties: Porsche engine restoration Years of experience: 48 Contact: classic.service@porsche.us Most recent project: 1973 2.7 911 RS engine and transmission restoration Most challenging project: I inherited a 993 Turbo engine job that had been dismantled and boxed up. It was difficult because there were many parts missing and the customer wanted it to be upgraded to a higher performance level. Career high point: After 45 years in the business, I had the opportunity to work for Porsche Cars North America — a true high point. Company: Jeff’s Resurrections Location: Taylor, TX Specialties: Classic and sports cars, American and European Years of experience: 30 Contact: Website: www.jeffsresurrections.com. Telephone: 512.365.5346. Email: jeffsresurrections@yahoo.com Most recent project: One of the 12 existing 1961 Jaguar XKE outside-latch coupes Most challenging projects: Transforming vintage race cars back to their original road-car configuration and corroded cars delivered in boxes and coffee cans. Career high point: First in Class win at Pebble Beach 70 Sports Car Market Sports Car Market


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Feature 20 Top Restorers Paul Vorbach Company: HV3DWorks.LLC Location: Sewickley, PA Specialties: 3-D scanning/design and 3-D print management for the automotive restoration and customization industries. Years of experience: 2.5 years with the 3-D business. Nine years in automotive restoration and 30 years in information technology. Contact: 724.266.7925, email 3d@ hv3dworks.com. Website: www.hv3dworks.com Most recent project: Just finished up a trunk handle and escutcheon for a 1939 Hudson. We also made a radiator cap and hood latches for a 1921 Kissel and built a heater-fan housing for a 1951 Fiat. We also made a hood ornament for a 1938 Oldsmobile. Most challenging project/job: A complete lower grille section for a 1934 Cadillac. The part was fairly large, with a large number of angled pieces. The original component that we modeled from was slightly warped, so the scans were only useful as reference pieces, and the entire assembly had to be designed from scratch. We also re-engineered the part to go together as several separate pieces so it could be adjusted for fit. The parts were printed in a combination of stainless steel and bronze, which ended up being very hard and difficult to drill. This made chasing the 3-D printed threads a significant challenge. Career high point: On the 3-D front, two vehicles with my parts appeared at Pebble Beach this year. As a restorer, our shop has had cars at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, The Elegance at Hershey and several other top shows. Jason Wenig Company: The Creative Workshop Location: Dania Beach, FL Specialties: Concours-level restoration of rare, exotic, orphan, prototype and unique vehicles — both European and domestic. Coachbuilding/custom car building. Unique, historically accurate custom vehicles — from partial to comprehensive coachbuilding. Years of experience: I have been working with cars since I was a kid. I started working professionally with cars in the late 1990s. I founded this company in 2001 and began formal operations as The Creative Workshop in August 2002. Contact: 954.920.3303. Email: info@ TheCreativeWorkshop.com. Website: www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com Most recent project: We are completing the forensic restoration of the last 1921 Kissel 6-45 “Gold Bug” Speedster on earth. The car is being unveiled at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We are also finishing a one-off Ferrari coachbuilt custom car — a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT Speciale. Most challenging project: There are countless challenges that I am faced with in this business, but here are some of the more challenging projects undertaken: 1953 Stanguellini Bialbero, 1955 Alfa Romeo Ghia-Aigle 1900 CSS, 1915 REO Coachbuilt Special, 1966 Ferrari 330 GT Speciale, 1962 AC MA200 prototype, Creative Workshop Coachbuilt Sport Speciale, 1959 Ferrari 250 Series II PF Cab, 1951 Connaught L3/SR. Career high point: One was the first time I was honored to have had one of our restorations appear at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (back in 2007). We showed a 1953 Stanguellini Bialbero with our client — which took a class award. It was quite an exciting and humbling experience. October 2017 October 2018 71


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV”; courtesy of Bonhams 74 Sports Car Market


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino, p. 76 ENGLISH: Examining the Land Rover Market, p. 78 ETCETERINI: 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, p. 82 GERMAN: 1970 Porsche 914/6, p. 86 AMERICAN: 1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer, p. 90 RACE: 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV,” p. 92 NEXT GEN: 1991 Toyota Celica ST165 TC 4-55, p. 94 October 2018 75


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Ferrari Profile 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder In today’s market, this car would struggle to reach the $470,000 low estimate in a dealer showroom by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1972–74 Number produced: 1,274 Original list price: $15,225 (1974) Current SCM Median Valuation: $363,000 Tune-up cost: $3,500 Distributor caps: $350 Chassis # location: Stamped in the frame above the left rear shock absorber Engine # location: Side of block before oil filter Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1974 Porsche 911, 1974 Jaguar E-type, 1974 DeTomaso Pantera, 1974 Maserati Bora SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 07394 T he 246 GTS Dino offered here was completed on November 2, 1973, and finished in Blu Dino Metallizzato with a black Connolly leather interior. Ferrari historian Marcel Massini notes its first owner, a resident of Lausanne, Switzerland, kept it until 1983. A second Swiss owner kept it until 2011. Then it passed to a noted collector. It was recently traded to the consignor. The car is remarkably well preserved and remains highly original throughout. The car has received Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it remains exactly as it left the factory when new. It has been driven just 31,000 km (19,262 miles). Included is a selection of documentation and maintenance receipts dating back to the early 1990s. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 174, sold for $636,977, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction on May 12, 2018. Enzo Ferrari’s life was a story of triumph and trag- edy. There were many high points and many low points. He lived with a wife and a son — yet retreated during the evening to a mistress and their son. His work consumed him, and the fruits of his labor could be extreme success or extreme failure. Death was never far away — with an early loss of his parents, the tragic loss of a son, and the loss of drivers racing his cars. Mr. Ferrari’s memoir, Le Mie Gioie Terribili, which translates to My Terrible Joys, chronicles these memories. 76 There is a cold reality to many of the losses. The driv- ers died while doing what they loved, but the loss of his son was a different matter. A beloved son Enzo’s son, Alfredo Ferrari, was named after Enzo’s father and brother. Like his father’s brother, the younger Alfredo was nicknamed Dino. At the time Dino was born, Enzo was running Scuderia Ferrari, a private racing team that was founded “for participating in car racing in Italy and abroad with Alfa Romeo cars.” The Scuderia, or squad, sold shares to wealthy members who could drive cars prepared by the Scuderia or watch professionals recruited to drive their cars. Enzo Ferrari was a talented and accomplished driver by the time Dino was born, but having observed families destroyed by racing injuries and death, Enzo decided to retire from driving and spend time with his son. Enzo actually split his time between his son and his business interests, which included management and ownership interest in Scuderia Ferrari and consulting for Pirelli, Alfa Romeo and an Italian oil company. Additionally, Enzo had distribution rights for Alfa Romeo in the regions of Romagna and Emilia. Dino was not a healthy child. By the time he was 7, he was being treated for a yet-undiagnosed illness. As a teen, he had difficulty walking and began losing motor control. Eventually he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a disease that is still deadly today. Dino would go into work with his father, wander the plant, talk with the workers and sit in the cars. He would 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder Lot 47, s/n 06926 Condition 2Sold at $521,515 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 3/18/18 SCM# 6865781 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder Lot 140, s/n 08500 Condition 1 Not sold at $480,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 12/6/17 SCM# 6854022 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder Lot 145, s/n 07214 Condition 3Sold at $637,974 RM Sotheby’s, Maranello, ITA, 9/9/17 SCM# 684657 Sports Car Market ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Seat Time I’d always dismissed these as ladies’ cars until I bought one for my wife and borrowed it. Now she can’t have it back. Handles like a go-kart, sounds like something from “The Italian Job,” feels like a Le Mans racer over those front fenders, and even a six-foot-four adult can drive it (although I haven’t tried with the roof on yet). Did I say it’s built like a school project by striking 1970s workers with no budget? I’m enjoying it so much I bought a second one this morning! — Simon Kidston, Geneva, Switzerland talk racing with his father. He attended technical school in Modena and studied engineering at a Swiss university. It was while studying engineering that Dino started work on a 1.5liter automobile engine. A special V6 engine Dino’s health continued to decline. As the story goes, Enzo and en- gineer Vittorio Jano would visit Dino in the hospital and ponder which engine design to use for a new Formula 2 series. Enzo credited Dino for suggesting a V6 engine. The hospital summit is a great story, and no fault can be assigned to a father creating a legacy for a son, but the reality is a bit different. Jano was a talented engine designer and he needed no help from Dino to build a great engine. The three-way conversation and Dino’s contribution to the V6’s ori- gin may be a myth, but the resulting V6 engine was very real. The Jano-designed V6 Formula 2 engine was named the Dino engine in honor of Dino Ferrari. While it was the first of the series, it would not be the last. No less than 52 variations of Dino engines and Dino cars would follow Jano’s first design. Dino engines would power Ferrari Formula cars. Dino engines would power Ferrari sports racers; Dino engines would power Ferraribuilt street cars. Dino engines would even find their way into Fiats and the Lancia Stratos Rally car. Ferrari ranks up with Coca Cola and McDonald’s as one of the most well-known brands in the world. This did not happen by luck. Enzo Ferrari was aware of the importance of his brand, and the deci- sion to introduce the Dino name was not taken lightly. Dino engines could be found in race cars wearing Ferrari badges or Dino badges. Ferrari was less concerned with the badging than the results. V6-powered Ferraris won constructor’s championships, driver’s championships and sports-car races around the world. There was never a question of whether the car was a Dino or Ferrari — it was always a Ferrari victory. V6 Dino engines were not exclusive to Ferrari. Ferrari outsourced the production of 206 and 246 engines to Fiat when they couldn’t keep up with demand. The Fiat-produced Dino engines found their way into a line of exclusive Fiat models. When Lancia needed an engine for their Stratos rally cars, Ferrari provided Dino power. Later, the name was passed to the V8 engine destined to be used in Ferrari’s 308 series of cars. October 2018 A legendary car Last year’s race results fade quickly, but automobiles like the Dino 246 GT and open-top GTS define a legacy. Few cars in history can match the excitement of a 246. The race-car styling, nimble handling and beautiful interior of the 246 made it a hit out of the box. Decades later, Ferrari 246s command prices unexpected for a car that isn’t particularly rare. Whenever Ferrari prices are on a run, the 246 Dino cars are a price leader. A few years back, when speculators were chasing anything with a Ferrari badge, I wouldn’t have found this result surprising, but that was then. Today it’s a buyer’s market. In a dealer’s showroom, this car would struggle to reach RM Sotheby’s $470,000 low estimate. SCM’s reporter rated chassis 07394 a Condition 2-, and I concur. Ferrari Classiche certification is a review of a car’s mechanical originality; the cosmetics are a different story. This car was repainted, as evidenced in a catalog picture. The front bumper bar was an aftermarket accessory. The radio is a modern replacement. The Ferrari script on the trunk and the Prancing Horse on the rear panel should not be there. The exhaust tips were significantly corroded. There’s no denying RM Sotheby’s Dino was a good-looking car. The blue is an especially attractive color on a Dino. The seller was a French dealer who should be delighted with his good fortune. In my opinion, the buyer paid above market for the car. Then again, anyone who can write a $600,000 check for a toy will enjoy the car more than the money, and the buyer will surely enjoy this beautiful Dino. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,000,000 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder $800,000 $600,000 $400,000 $396,000 $200,000 $0 $637,974 $506,000 $539,000 $561,000 This sale: $636,977 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 77


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English Profile What’s Going On With Late Landies? The sales of three recent Land Rovers show a market on the rise. What gives? by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced 1983–2016 Number produced: 2,016,933 total Land Rovers Chassis # location: On scuttle Tune-up cost: $200 Club: Association of Land Rover Clubs Web: www.alrc.co.uk Additional: www.roverparts.com/clubs Alternatives 1960–84 Toyota Land Cruiser J40, 1970–96 Range Rover, 1979–90 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen Comps 2014 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX “Spectre” Lot 158, s/n SALLDHSP8FA462391 Condition 1Sold at $300,141 RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., 9/6/17 SCM# 6850427 current market. All three of the recent Land Rovers sold way over Q their estimates, while the 1963 80-inch Series I was bang on the money. What is it about Landies these days? The start of something big Inspired by the U.S. Army’s wartime Jeep, devel- oped in haste and intended for short-term, small-scale production, the Land Rover would defy its creators’ initial doubts. Rover bosses saw the need for a tough four-wheel- drive utility vehicle to serve the needs of the agricultural community during the immediate post-World War II years, but the Land Rover’s runaway success took the company by surprise. The necessity of using corrosion-resistant aluminum panels at a time of severe steel shortages turned into a positive for the Land Rover. The use of existing components kept production costs down and cut development time. During more than 60 years in production, the su- premely versatile Land Rover adapted to innumerable civilian and military roles. Following the launch of the extensively revamped Land Rover 110 in 1983, a similar short-wheelbase version was added to the line-up the following year. 78 uite a few Land Rovers crossed the block at Bonhams’ July 13 Goodwood Festival of Speed auction, but three Landies in particular give us an interesting glimpse at the The 90 incorporated all the improvements pioneered on the 110, including coil-sprung suspension, one-piece windscreen, 5-speed gearbox and a revised interior, while adding a refinement of its own — wind-up windows — that was subsequently featured on the larger model. Engine options were a 2.25-liter petrol four, a 2.5- liter diesel four, and the 3.5-liter petrol V8. The latter endowed the 90 with decent performance by Land Rover standards. Motor magazine recorded a 0–60 mph time of 14.7 seconds and a top speed of 90 mph. This was just what the emerging off-road leisure market wanted. Enter the Defender Following the successful reception of the all-new Land Rover Discovery model in 1989, it was decided to give the traditional Land Rover its own name: Defender. The Defender got the 200Tdi turbo diesel engine that had debuted in the Discovery. This extensively revised power unit brought in- creases in maximum output (107 bhp), torque (195 ft-lb) and fuel economy (25%) when compared with the old, normally aspirated diesel. Disc brakes and power steering came as standard during the 1990s, together with a host of other improvements, including a new 300Tdi turbo-diesel engine. By the new millennium, the Defender had gained anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Electronic Traction Control. All of these innovations were aimed at improving traction to keep in front of its 2010 Land Rover Defender 90 Lot 944, s/n 100626160336244DT Condition 1Sold at $60,733 Silverstone Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., 2/24/17 SCM# 6827840 Sports Car Market 1980 Land Rover Series III 109-inch pickup Lot 38, s/n LBCAG1AA106993 Condition 2+ Sold at $29,654 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 3/18/18 SCM# 6865779 Courtesy of Bonhams


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1985 Land Rover 90 V8, $23,454 increasingly capable rivals. There was also a new 122-bhp Td5 5-cylinder turbo-diesel engine from 1998. Steel doors, enabling the use of electric window lifts and central locking for the first time, were new for the 2002 model year, as were heated seats and a new model: the 110 Double Cab. Ford’s Duratorq 4-cylinder diesel (122 bhp and 265 ft-lb) was used from 2007, and with increasingly stringent emissions-control regulations just over the horizon, it was downsized from 2.4 to 2.2 liters for the 2012 model year, although it remained as powerful as its predecessor — and quieter as a bonus. Despite, or perhaps because of, being visually related to the very first Land Rover of 1948, the Defender kept a steadfastly loyal customer The Land Rover is a proper workhorse, with the 110 legally able to tow 3.5 tons. The Ford Ranger can pull the same and could always be put on the road for a lot less money, but it just doesn’t have the right image for those of the hunting, shooting and fishing persuasion, particularly if their businesses revolve around outdoor activities. base. Indeed, it managed to outsell the Range Rover in the U.K. during 2013. Incremental improvements appeared regularly until production of the traditional Land Rover Defender ceased and ended an era in January 2016. These three Land Rovers sold at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 13: • 1985 Land Rover 90 V8, Lot 310, sold at $23,454, including buyer’s premium. • 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 XS, Lot 321, sold at $44,638, including buyer’s premium. • 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX, Lot 379, sold at $480,915, including buyer’s premium. All three went well over their estimates, although the other Land October 2018 Rover in the sale, an older-restored 1952 80-inch at the other end of the Landie spectrum, was right on the nail at $31,776. Why are Landies so hot in the U.K. and, to a slightly lesser degree, in the United States? The short answer is nostalgia for a much-loved national treasure. From the time that the end of Defender production was confirmed — and finally ended 68 years after Land Rover production began in 1948 — all Land Rover prices rose, especially late-model 110s. Many were still sold as working vehicles, but for much of 2016 it seemed that every classic-car dealer had one of the run-out Heritage editions hanging about somewhere, to be sold a few months later for a healthy profit. The Land Rover is a proper workhorse, with the 110 legally able to tow 3.5 tons. The Ford Ranger can pull the same and could always be put on the road for a lot less money, but it just doesn’t have the right image for those of the hunting, shooting and fishing persuasion, particularly if their businesses revolve around outdoor activities. Nostalgia is one big reason for big sales, but these three, or two of them anyway, were inexplicably expensive. Let’s take a look at each one in order. The 1985 Landie The 1985 Land Rover 90 was one of the first of its coil-sprung type that replaced the Series III, appearing a year after the rebranded 110 in 1984, although its wheelbase is nearer 93 inches. Defender badging came in 1989, by which time all Landies were permanent four-wheel drive, still with high and low range and a central diff lock. Our subject Landie was clean, with just two owners, although V8s are not popular in today’s market because the motor, borrowed from the Range Rover, is incredibly thirsty when powering something with the aerodynamics of a brick. This engine also is not as torquey as any of the turbo diesels. Perhaps that was the reason it was estimated (at no reserve) at £3,500–£5,000 ($4,670–$6,670), which is the real danger area for a functioning Landie. You should never buy one any cheaper unless you want a heap of trouble. Even with nearly 80,000 miles on the clock, it was no surprise that 79


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English Profile 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 XS, $44,638 it sold for more, but here it smashed that lower estimate by a factor of five, bringing the price to way over top retail. This Landie’s clean, original condition with a well-preserved inte- rior and no evidence of hard work are the obvious explanations. Another reason is that V8 Landies will become truly collectible for their relative rarity. The V8 option was quietly dropped for Europe in 1994, although in 2017 Land Rover remanufactured 150 Works 400 bhp 5-liter special editions to commemorate the 70th birthday. They cost £150,000 each and sold out in a month. The 2015 Double Cab This 2015 Defender 110 XS Double Cab was one of the last built. The double cab was offered from 2002, and the XS is the luxury ver- sion. By this time, Land Rovers were using the 2.2-liter Ford Duratorq — the same engine fitted to the Ranger. This Landie was offered at no reserve with a lower estimate of $24,000 — which it almost doubled. With only one owner and 6,000 miles — and from the same collec- tion as the 90 — it was in super-clean condition. I’ll put the generous price down to someone determined to have the nearest they could get to a new, proper Landie. The two extra sets of alloy wheels with new tires — probably worth $4,000 — sweetened the deal as well. The James Bond Landie The 2014 SVX, also a double cab, is easier to explain, as it’s a James Bond film star. History has shown us that appearing with 007 usually magnifies a car’s price by a factor of 10. This happened here. This was one of 10 built by Land Rover SVO for the film “Spectre” (the work was actually done by Bowler, which is famous for its racing off-roaders). The Landie still had the large vertical handbrake that controls the rear brakes for stunt work. Regular Land Rover parking brakes are a transmission-mounted drum brake, which you never, ever operate while moving. Most of the other “Spectre” Landies had this feature removed or disconnected. This Landie has massive wheels and 37-inch all-terrain tires. The engine was chipped up from 120 bhp to 185 (and 368 ft-lb of torque). The Landie also was equipped with internal and external roll cages and SVX rear badging. This Landie still had marks on the bonnet (hood) left from the film- ing work. It was estimated to make $300k or more (the last one sold, at RM Battersea, fetched $300,141). In the end, it sold for 50% more than the RM Landie. Without the Bond connection I’d put its price in the $50k–$60k range. The price of each of these made sense to each of their buyers, and in time will make sense to the rest of us too. ♦ 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX, $480,915


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe It was common for these cars to be “upgraded” on a regular basis when service was required by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1966–69 Number produced: 465 Original list price: $21,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $906,500 Tune-up cost: $4,500 Chassis # location: Engine compartment on firewall plate Engine # location: In center of head, on top of block Club: www.lamborghiniregistry.com Alternatives: 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB, 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, 1968 DeTomaso Mangusta SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 3649 T his Lamborghini Miura P400, chassis number 3649, left the factory in Sant’Agata on August 7, 1968. Sold new in France, it arrived at the premises of Voitures Paris Monceau, 114 Rue Cardinet Paris 17e, on September 16, 1968. It was painted silver gray with mustard leather interior and electric windows. The car had been so successful since its launch at the Motor Show in October 1966 that by September 1968, the list of clients driving around in a Lamborghini Miura included Johnny Hallyday, the singer Christophe, the journalist Philippe Bouvard, Jacques Dutronc, the businessman Fred Lip and other Parisian luminaries. With a devastating performance and stunning looks, Lamborghini’s new creation sold very well. The importer Voitures Paris Monceau registered 3649 in the company name, and the car was given the registration 4600 VA 75 on September 25, 1968. For the next 12 months, it was used to take selected clients on test drives and demonstration runs. On September 19, 1969, it was sold to its first owner, an enthusiast for Italian cars who lived in the Essonne department, who registered the car 972 LR91. On May 25, 1971, it was acquired by its second owner, a hairdresser based in Martigues, near Marseille. He bought the car on credit, and when he destroyed the engine, he didn’t have the financial means to have it replaced. He stopped making repayments, and the bank seized the car and sold it at auction. Monsieur Muscinesi, a well-known figure in Marseille at that time, bought the non-driving Miura 82 in the name of his company Muscinesi (a copy of the extract from the prefecture of Marseille is included in the file). He sold it shortly afterwards to a mechanic working in the old port in Marseille, who owned a 400 S that he had written off in a hillclimb. He put the engine from his 400 S into the Miura, along with certain other elements including the electric windows and big brakes. The car then sold to a certain Marc Harchier, followed by two other owners in France, and was registered in Mulhouse, in 1987, with the number 400 UE57. In 1994, the Miura was found for sale with the Ferrari dealer in Mulhouse, painted green with its original mustard interior. On April 3, 1998, the dealer sold the car to the previous owner, the ex-President of Club Lamborghini France. He entrusted the Miura to the expert care of marque specialist and renowned mechanic Toni Sisinni, who completely rebuilt the engine, gearbox and axle in 2003. The previous owner drove long distances regularly and wanted a car that was mechanically perfect and totally reliable. The oil has been changed every 5,000 km (3,106 miles). The brakes (discs and pads) were changed and the suspension refurbished in 2013, and the alternator belt, fragile on this model, has been changed regularly as a precaution. All the invoices will be passed on to the new owner. In October 2013, the car sold at an Artcurial auction to the current Parisian owner, an enthusiast for GT and supercars from the 1970s and 1980s. He has driven it regularly in various rallies and is now selling the Miura, 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV coupe Lot 22, s/n 4920 Condition 2 Sold at $2,255,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/20/16 SCM# 6804243 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 coupe Lot 96, s/n 3057 Condition 3+ Sold at $1,039,500 Bonhams, Carmel Valley, CA, 8/14/15 SCM# 266105 1968 Lamborghini Miura coupe (subject car) Lot 60, s/n 3649 Condition 2+ Sold at $629,010 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/20/13 SCM# 231486 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial


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having had the engine entirely rebuilt and other major work carried out by Toni Sisinni, for a sum of around €75,000 ($87,832) (copies of invoices will be made available to interested buyers on request). Today, the car is presented in flawless condition. We satisfied our- selves of this in a recent test drive and are assured by its provenance. We are very familiar with the cars belonging to the vendor and the high standards he has for all of them. It will be delivered with a history file and numerous invoices. SCM Analysis This car sold for $978,251 (€834,400, €1=$1.17) at Artcurial’s Le Mans auction in Le Mans, FRA, on July 7, 2018. SCM’s Executive Editor Chester Allen asked a very valid question when he sent me the assignment to write about this sale. He noted that in the same session a Countach LP400 “Periscopio” was sold for $1,145,950 — could a Countach have a higher value than a Miura? The answer, of course, is, “Sure, why not?” I’m not here to write about the Countach, but it must be considered here as it helps to illustrate quite brilliantly the effect of fundamental attributes of value — once again. The early Countach “Periscopio” has a median valuation in the SCM Pocket Price Guide of $915,500, not quite 1% higher than the Miura P400. For all intents and purposes, equal value. However, as has been illustrated endlessly in the current market, there are no “prices for these cars,” but rather “a price for this car.” Both these cars had stories. They weren’t necessarily bad stories, but it’s another reflection of the market that in order to sell a car at all — and certainly if you want to sell it well — as much information as possible must be shared. In the end, the Countach had fewer stories than the Miura. Many changes, many stories The attributes of value most commonly sought in a small-production, high-performance car are design, specification, originality, condition and provenance. The last is especially important, as it can make a big difference if a car has gone through many — possibly unknown — owners in whose hands the level of use, maintenance, repair and restoration cannot be accurately determined. By most traditional measures, our subject car would seem to have more than a few strikes against it. Presented in yellow over black leather, it was originally delivered in silver gray with a mustard interior — in my eyes a stunning combination. The second owner blew up the original engine approximately three or four years from new. The fourth owner brought it back to the road with the engine and some other sundry parts from his wrecked Miura S. Sometime around the seventh owner, the car was painted green. At some point between 1998 and 2013 — while in the hands of the head of the Lamborghini Club of France — it was resprayed its current yellow and retrimmed in black. According to the catalog description, the consignor purchased the subject car at an Artcurial sale in October 2013 (SCM# 231486). He paid $629,010 (€459,668, €1=$1.37). The SCM auction analyst com- Seat Time Every so often, just sitting inside and listening to the raging roar of a V12 engine can feel just as good as a long drive. It’s a simple seduction — allowing supercar moans to move right through you as you try to stay still. My experience in a 1969 Lamborghini Miura S was in the fall of 2015. I had the chance to experience a short thrill in Bedford, NY, and have never forgotten the sound of the dual exhaust and the feel of the rare wild boar hide underneath me. If only it were mine… Some moments you just don’t forget. — Deb Pollack October 2018 mented on the apparent lack of a clear service and restoration history — and that the replacement engine was a post-catalog announcement. This catalog described the history rather better, but was still light on actual dates. A well-sold car Despite the many changes, the car sold quite well. It sold a bit higher than what a “no stories,” well-presented P400 might bring — or roughly the price of a very good Miura S. Factoring in the exchange rates, the buyer paid 81% more than the seller did in 2013 in euros, but only 55% higher in dollars thanks to the 17% increase in the dollar against the euro date to date. This may be a sign that buyers seeking to experience the Miura now worry less about color changes, engine swaps and multiple-owner history than they have in the past. Of course, it’s always down to what is available on a given day in a specific venue, but by any objective, analytical viewpoint, this car was quite well sold — especially considering that it was being sold without a current “contrôle technique,” or technical inspection. The market understood this car I must also state that I find it interesting that I am not surprised or offended that the car sold where it did. It’s not unnatural that a high-performance car like the Miura was used aggressively when new, especially as it is an ex-demonstrator. It was also common for these cars to be “upgraded” on a regular basis when service was required, and that is all part of a car’s unique life experience. What is clear to me is that when the facts are laid out in an open fashion and potential buyers are allowed to make an informed choice, the market speaks. I am fairly certain that the new owner will enjoy driving his car, and that’s really what counts. And, since it has already changed colors twice, I hope it can once again be seen in the original silver gray over mustard. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,200,000 $1,082,532 $1,000,000 $943,898 $800,000 $743,935 $600,000 $400,000 $200,000 $0 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 83 $,869,000 $1,039,500 This sale: $978,251


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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective There is really no way to improve the stunning design of the Lamborghini Miura 3 2 By Robert Cumberford T he Miura was one of the first designs young Marcello Gandini did after joining Carrozzeria Bertone full time in November of 1965. By any standard, the shape is magnificent, and it really shook the Italian design world — to the point that an envious Giorgetto Giugiaro even suggested it was his work. It wasn’t. Giugiaro departed Bertone before the unprecedented transverse 12 chassis was unveiled. Forty years later, when he headed Lamborghini design for Audi, equally celebrated designer Walter de Silva proposed a “Miura Concept” — a pastiche that in my opinion was notably inferior. Some elements were American-inspired. The wide, flat roof with slats over the engine compartment was like Chevrolet’s 1962 Corvair Monza GT. The air scoops behind the side windows recall early Ford GT40s. But consider the subtle shaping of the Miura’s inlets, standing out from the quarter panel on the bottom, thus creating a nice highlight and suggesting that the front fender peak line flowed through the door — although it didn’t. And it’s peaked at the top, standing above the roof surface. There are so many details unique to the ever-innovative Gandini, like the slats in those scoops, or the “eyelashes” above and below the Fiat 850 Spyder headlamps, that there really is no way to improve the Miura. ♦ 84 1 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The scoop for rear-brake cooling is small, subtle and apparently quite effective both technically and aesthetically. 2 The engine-compartment air inlet might be similar in placement to the Ford GT40, but there is a huge aesthetic difference between engineers’ shaping and an artist’s shaping. 3 The central rib on the hood emphasizes the slightly pointed front end in plan view and provides a logical break for the radiator air outlets... 4 ...which dramatically repeat the black ribbing used elsewhere on the exterior... 5 ...nowhere with more startling effect than in the 8 extension of the black rib ends over the painted body surfaces. 6 Nuccio Bertone wanted to re-use the 850 Spider lamps because Fiat had paid for the expensive tooling. We tend to forget how financially constrained the Italians were for 20 years after the war. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Giugiaro did do part of the Miura. These are the taillights of the Fiat 850 Spyder he designed before leaving Bertone — but the Miura’s dazzling design is all Gandini. 8 Gandini originally used a transparent cover over the engine in the prototype, but heat distorted it, so these slats let hot air out in all production models. 9 9 Notice that the top of the side air scoop is just above the roof plane, allowing the quarter panel to have a slight flying-buttress effect. 10 The transition between the windshield and roof is unusually sharp, without any roof leading-edge radius to smooth the airflow. Aerodynamics are still excellent. 11 This soft peak starts above the grille, flows around the headlamp complex and into the leading edge of the door, and then picks up again on the rear fender. Lovely. 12 Gandini designed the exclusive wheels for the Miura, fitting the details to the scheme used for bodysurface decoration. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) I’m afraid the interior is typical of 1950s and 1960s Italian supercars: nice to look at, reasonably practical but with little or no ergonomic sensibility, and no clear or compelling design scheme. Six tiny gauges in a giant box over the tunnel may provide useful information, but it is primitive compared to what’s available today. The six-slot shift gate is impressive, but does it really help the driver? The grab handle on the right side of the tunnel is reassuring for a passenger, one assumes. But what in the world is that spring clip sticking up to the left of the driver’s seat? 10 11 7 12 Sports Car Market


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German Profile Column Author 1970 Porsche 914/6 These cars are hard to find in Europe. Even so, the price paid was high for a heavily modified car by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1970–72 Number produced: 3,332, 914/6; 115,644, 914/4; 2, 914/8 Original list price: $5,999 East Coast, $6,099 West Coast Current SCM Median Value: $68,000 (for the 914/6) Tune-up/major service: $1,000 with valve adjustment Chassis # location: Stamped into the top of the right front fender under the hood, metal plate on right-side headlight housing, label at base of driver’s side windshield, label on driver’s side B-pillar door jamb Engine # location: Vertical fan support, driver’s side, facing left Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1970–73 Datsun 240Z, 1969–71 Porsche 911T, 1968–71 BMW 2002 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 9140432188 T his 914/6 is a rare 2-liter, 6-cylinder Porsche version developing 110 hp. First registered on July 1, 1970, it is, like most 914s, of American origin. As confirmed by its Certificate of Authenticity, our 914/6 is in its original color configuration, with its very 1970s “Orange Signal” paint (1410) and black imitation-leather interior. It is also equipped with the 914-6 GT kit with wide wings for a more aggressive look. Between the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, the car underwent a total restoration, as shown by multiple invoices in the file. Well preserved since, this 914/6 is in good condition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 105, sold for $97,825 including buyer’s premium, at Artcurial’s Le Mans Classic auction in Le Mans, FRA, on July 7, 2018. Porsche 914s have always been enigmatic — loved by their owners and fans and ignored by the majority. Many disparage their VW origins. There was, however, an important split in the actual cars. The 914/4 was a Porsche-engineered Volkswagen and widely recognized as a VW despite being badged as a Porsche in the United States and sold by Porsche dealers. In the rest of the world, the 914/4 was badged as a “Volkswagen-Porsche” and sold by VW dealers. Their serial number tags said “Volkswagenwerk” at the top. The 914/6, on the other hand, was a legitimate Porsche. Bare tubs were delivered to Porsche in Zuffenhausen, where the cars were assembled. Their 86 serial-number tags said “Porsche AG” at the top. Of interest, per a VW stricture, there was never a Porsche badge on the hood of any 914 — despite all that you see now. The perception problem was that despite being 67% more expensive, the Porsche 914/6 looked almost identical to its 914/4 little brother. Owners of 914/6s got really tired of explaining the differences. Porsche and VW needed a new car The 914 was born of joint needs. Porsche and Volkswagen needed a new car. Porsche needed an entry-level vehicle to replace the 4-cylinder 912, and VW wanted an upgraded, sporty car to replace the Karmann Ghia Type 34. Since 1948, when VW’s managing director, Heinz Nordhoff, agreed to pay a royalty for Porsche’s design of the “Beetle,” the two firms had a good working relationship. That agreement was expanded in 1953 to include design consulting. By 1969, cooperation even included joint marketing and distribution systems in Europe and the U.S. (which Porsche bought out in 1974). Nordhoff and Ferry Porsche had especially good rap- port and easily agreed on a joint venture for the 914. Porsche would design it, VW would build it in the Karmann plant, and each company would sell their own version. Nordhoff wanted the “designed by Porsche” cachet on VW’s sporty car. That Porsche would have its own version of the 914 was agreed to with a handshake, and it was never integrated into the formal design agreement. That would become a problem later. 1970 Porsche 914/6 Lot 35, s/n 9140431518 Condition 3+ Sold at $60,500 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/17 SCM# 6813206 Sports Car Market 1970 Porsche 914/6 Lot 239, s/n 9140431654 Condition 3 Not sold at $52,745 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 10/20/17 SCM# 6853686 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT race car Lot 131, s/n 9140432505 Condition 3+ Sold at $297,654 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/7/18 SCM# 6858256 Courtesy of Artcurial


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Porsche’s first mid-engine production street car The 914’s exterior design was controversial — and very low and very boxy. The 914 was perhaps loosely based on a broadly shopped study by the independent Gugelot Design firm. In any case, Porsche had to hone a shape that had no visual references to earlier Porsches — and that would be acceptable to VW and Porsche customers. The mid-engine placement was a first for a pure-street Porsche, and it was picked up decades later for the Boxster and Cayman. Of course, Porsche designed midships engine placements in the 1930s for the Auto Union Silver Arrows Grand Prix cars and then the The 914/6 was a legitimate Porsche. Bare tubs were delivered to Porsche in Zuffenhausen, where the cars were assembled. Their serial-number tags said “Porsche AG” at the top. post-war Cisitalia Grand Prix race car. Virtually all of Porsche’s own prototype aluminum and fiberglass race cars were mid-engine, starting with the Type 550 in 1953, subsequent 550A and 718 Spyder, Carrera Abarth, 904, 906, 910, 907, 908, 917, 956, 962, GT1, RS Spyder, and 919. Today even the “production-based” racing 911 RSR is mid-engine. And, of course, the 1948 Porsche 356 prototype was mid-engine. By the 1960s, the advantages of mid-engine placement were totally accepted by everyone — engineers, press and public. That the 1949–65 Type 356 production car was rear-engine had a lot to do with costs and the perceived need for vestigial rear seats — promulgated by the by-then-already-very-successful Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche has continued rear engines on its street 911s to this day, which is a tip of the hat to history, engineering skills that overcame inherent design flaws, and buyer loyalty. The basics of the 914 were good The 914 had a 911 front suspension and steering rack, with a coil- over rear suspension dictated by chassis confines that eliminated torsion bars and big trailing arms. Its wheelbase was lengthened seven inches to accommodate the engine midships. The 914 had a removable Targa top that stored in the rear, a roll bar built into the B-pillar roof hoop, and two stowage compartments — in the front ahead of the upright gas tank, and in the rear behind the engine. The combination held 16 cubic feet of gear as long as you gave up hard-shell suitcases. The driver’s seat had a fixed rake with four tilt positions and seven inches of fore-aft movement, while the passenger’s seat was bolted in place with a footrest block provided for short people. The 914/6 got the power The 914/4 got a slightly modified fuel-injected engine from the VW 411, a 1,679-cc unit that developed 80 horsepower DIN, 85 SAE. Porsche’s 914/6 adopted the 1969 Weber-carbureted 911T engine, 1,991-cc and 110-horsepower DIN, 125 SAE. A modified, flipped-around Porsche Type 901 gearbox was used. The 914/6’s performance was good, with 46:54 front/rear weight dis- tribution, a drag coefficient lower than a 911 (it was four inches lower, just boxy) and better skid-pad performance. The car had 1970 2.2-liter 911T-like acceleration and top speed. U.S. pricing at introduction in early 1970 was $3,595/$3,695 (East Coast/West Coast) for the 914/4 and $5,999/$6,099 for the 914/6. $150,000 $175,000 $200,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years 1970 Porsche 914/6 $154,000 $125,000 $100,000 $75,000 $50,000 $25,000 $0 October 2018 $196,733 $123,750 This sale: $97,825 $57,750 $51,840 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 87


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German Profile Column Author VW’s pricing of the tub killed the 914/6 When Heinz Nordhoff died in 1968, the VW-Porsche 914 agreement was thrown into flux. VW’s new chairman tried to deny Porsche their version of the car. After negotiations, the outcome was that VW charged Porsche an unrealistically high price for the 914 tub from Karmann — even more than Porsche paid Karmann for 911 bodies. As a result, the 914/6 was priced within $500 of the 911T, and sales of the 914/6 suffered. In March 1971, Porsche added the M471 GT package (see “914 Racing” sidebar). By early 1972, Porsche discontinued the 914/6 after two years and just 3,332 units built. The 914/4 continued on Thereafter, the 914/4 lived on as Porsche’s entry-level car in the U.S. and Canada at a price that attracted new buyers to the marque. The 914/4 soldiered on through 1976. By then, 115,644 914s of all variants had been sold, 60% of them in the U.S., a significant financial help to Porsche and its dealers. The auction car was non-matching and modified Now, back to our subject car, a 1970 914/6, in desirable (if very com- mon on a 914) Signal Orange. Originally a U.S. car, it had been modified with later, incorrect bumpers; a cut-down rear bumper and valence; the battery moved to the front trunk; and GT flares to allow fitting of wider wheels and tires — very common in Southern California in the 1970s. The auction car also carried a later 2.2-liter 911T engine. The car was pretty freshly restored and reportedly presented well. It sold for almost $98,000, which is a high price by U.S. standards for a modified, non-matching-numbers, restored car. However, 914/6s are rare in Europe, as the vast majority of them were sold new in the U.S. Verified stateside sales of very original lower-mileage 914/6s have gone to $125,000. A stellar, all-original 1972 914/6 painted Willow Green went for just over $200,000 in Germany. Our 914 gurus advise us that the auction car was worth no more than $60,000 in the U.S., assuming almost all the details on the car were correct. With its modifications and mismatched engine, this car was well sold, even for Europe. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) Racing the 914/6 To try to help U.S. sales, Porsche-Audi Division’s Jo Hoppen pushed the 914/6 into competition as soon as the cars arrived. The SCCA put the 914/6 into its C Production class. Usually sponsored by regional distributors or dealers, the cars did well, and five qualified for the Runoffs at Road Atlanta in late 1970. There, the new Datsun 240Z was too powerful and took all three podium spots. The best 914/6s finished in 4th with Elliott Forbes-Robinson and 5th with Alan Johnson. In Europe, the car was in Group 4, and the factory developed allowed modifications to create the 914/6 GT with two-inch flares, wider wheels and tires, welded-in suspension pickup plates, bottom protection plates, sway bars (of interest, not stock on 914s until 1973), more engine cooling, a tranny cooler, 911S alloy brakes with ventilated rotors, and various fiberglass body panels for a weight decrease of 200 pounds. The engine was uprated to match 906/911R specs at 210 and sometimes 220 horsepower from the homologated 1,991 cc. At the June 1970 Le Mans, Guy Chasseuil and Claude Ballot-Léna placed an amazing 6th overall and won the GT category, aided by lots of rain and retirements. In August, 88 This 1970 914/6 GT is one of the three winning Marathon de la Route cars three factory teams entered the 86 Hours of Nürburgring, the Marathon de la Route. The two Group 6 cars (because they had eight-inch rear wheels under really big flares) finished 1-2, followed by the Group 4 914/6 GT. It was a publicity bonanza in Europe. After another good showing at Osterreichring, the 914/6 won the 1970 European GT Cup. There were just three racing posters issued by the factory for 914s — one for 1970 Le Mans, one for the Marathon de la Route, and one to pay off a dare with the French Alpine team when the Alpine-Renaults took 1-2-3 over the factory’s 914 at the Monte Carlo Rally — the only racing poster Porsche ever issued when they did not win at least a class. Porsche’s proven Monte Carlo-winning driver, Bjorn Waldegård, lobbied hard for using a 911 again. To try to improve the model’s reputation, Porsche forced him into a 914/6 that he said was at least 10 seconds slower per stage. It rankled Waldegård for years. In 1971, Canadian Jacques Duval’s 914/6 won the GT class and placed 7th overall at the Daytona 24 Hours. Peter Gregg with Hurley Haywood ran the six inaugural IMSA GT races in one. They won the class every outing and secured first overalls on the shorter twisty tracks against cars of up to 2,500 cc. They won the Class Championship. And in 1980, Bill Koll’s 914/6 won GTU at the Daytona 24 Hours, placing 5th overall. Your author bought that car from Jacques Rivard in the early 1990s. With a partial tube frame and 2.8-liter RSR engine, it was a rollerskate with JATO bottles attached — very fast, and potentially lethal in my hands. I quickly moved it on to Steve Southard. — Prescott Kelly Sports Car Market


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American Profile 1906 Ford Model K Open Tourer This rare car was made before Ford created the Model T and put the world on wheels by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1906–07 Number produced: 950 Original list price: $2,800 Club: Antique Automobile Club of America Web: www.aaca.org Alternatives: 1907 Packard Model 30, 1907 Pierce-Arrow Model 65, 1907 Peerless Model 18 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1905 Ford Model F 16-hp Tonneau Lot 434, s/n F2686 Condition 4+ Sold at $40,700 Bonhams, Bothwell Collection, Los Angeles, CA, 11/11/17 SCM# 6854009 Engine number: K160 industry. The battle raged between directors Malcomson and B Gray, who were for building a car to satisfy their perception of a growing luxury market, countered by Ford with his own vision for his business. The Model K in concept mirrored and/or pre-empted the era of Six-Cylinderism, as it has sometimes been referred to. The car arrived around the same time, or even ahead of, luxury cars like those produced by DelaunayBelleville, Napier and Rolls-Royce in Europe and Peerless and Pierce-Arrow in the United States. This magnificent Model K is the highlight of the Den Hartogh Collection and rightly so. It dwarfs so many of its predecessors and successors with its incredible presence and striking looks. Owing to the fashion of the day, early Model K cars, such as this one, carry a voluptuous body design, which in the local colloquialism was termed “Tulip.” Cadillac, during the same period, also fitted these bodies to their cars. The car’s older American restoration has aged a little, but it remains extremely handsome. 90 y 1906 there were a number of struggles between entrepreneur Henry Ford and his board — the sort that are so frequent with “start-ups” and particularly in the early days of the motorcar SCM Analysis This car, Lot 195, sold for $401,856, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Den Hartogh Collection sale at Hillegom, NLD, on June 23, 2018. Henry Ford and the Model T changed the American landscape by providing dependable transportation that most people could buy. Ford also revolutionized manufacturing by refining assembly-line mass production. He also improved his workers’ standard of living with the five-dollar-a-day wage. As a result, he became one of the wealthiest people in the world. It was, however, a rather winding road before he achieved his remarkable success. Ford’s early days After a few false starts, Ford joined the Edison Illuminating Company as a young engineer. In 1893, he was promoted to chief engineer. This allowed him the time and resources to tinker with his true interest: gasoline engines. A few years later, he had developed his first self-propelled vehicle, the Ford Quadricycle. Ford, encouraged by Thomas Edison, completed his second vehicle in 1898 and set off on his automotive career. 1904 Ford AC 10-hp Rear-Entrance Tonneau Lot 308, s/n 311 Condition 3Sold at $88,000 Bonhams, Cape May, NJ, 5/10/14 SCM# 243622 1909 Ford Model T Touring Lot S156, s/n 6413 Condition 3+ Not sold at $52,500 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 1/12/11 SCM# 190215 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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With financial assistance from a Detroit lumber baron, he founded the Detroit Automobile Company. It was a failure, as the cars were expensive and lacking in quality. Among his early achievements, however, he did receive a patent for the motorcar carburetor in 1899. Ford did not abandon his dreams and built a successful 26-horse- power racer that resulted in the formation of the Henry Ford Company, with Ford as the chief engineer. Again, the Ford automobile failed to gain the public’s attention. When Henry Leland was brought in to assess the company’s value in liquidation, Ford resigned in disgust. Leyland took over the company, and it became the Cadillac Motor Company. Ford’s resentment of Leyland was never forgotten. Undaunted, Ford developed a race car — 999 — which Barney Oldfield drove to victory in late 1902. This attracted the backing of a Detroit coal dealer, and they formed Ford & Malcomson Ltd. to manufacture motor cars. The board was expanded to include the Dodge Brothers, and the company was reincorporated, with 12 stockholders, as the Ford Motor Company. Competing visions Henry Ford envisioned an efficient, simple, reliable motorcar that was affordable to most Americans. But the majority of the board favored a 6-cylinder luxury vehicle that would compete with Packard, Peerless and the other emerging upscale automobiles of the day. Ford was quoted to have stated, “I’ve got no use for a motorcar that has more spark plugs than a cow has teats.” The 6-cylinder Model K was introduced at the January 1906 New York Auto Show, and was priced at an impressive $2,800. It is often stated that the Model K was a failure, but a review of the 1906 Ford internal audit records showed that it produced 85% of Ford Motor Company’s new-car profits for that year. The Model K, offered as a roadster and tourer, was an impressive luxury motorcar. The car’s 405-ci straight-6 engine produced 40 horsepower. It had a polished brass radiator and brass Gray & Davis headlamps with matching side lamps. In its two-year run, only 950 Model Ks were produced — with 20 to 25 thought to still exist. The Ford Model K was ahead of its time, as the Packard and Peerless for that era were 4-cylinder cars and the Pierce-Arrow did not offer a 6-cylinder until the 1907 Great Arrow. Napier, which was manufactured in Boston, offered a 6-cylinder car — with a price tag of $8,000. Rolls-Royce offered a massive 7,036-cc, 6-cylinder engine with the 40/45, but that car also had a steep price. The Ford Model K was elegant, well engineered and a relative bar- gain. Model K production came to a close when Alexander Malcomson, a firm believer in producing luxury motor cars, left the board and Ford became a major stockholder. He was now able to follow his vision of the affordable Model T. Our subject car The Model K that Bonhams offered from the Den Hartogh Collection wore an older restoration that had been properly maintained. It was an impressive car, but we don’t often see early Fords selling for $400k. The Model K, however, stands alone as a piece of Ford history. At the same auction, Bonhams sold a 1905 4-cylinder Model B for It was an impressive car, but we don’t often see early Fords selling for $400k. The Model K, however, stands alone as a piece of Ford history. October 2018 $491,779. RM Sotheby’s, at their 2018 Arizona sale, sold a “barn find” Model K roadster for $252,000. A few years earlier RM Auctions sold another roadster for $214,000. This Model K pushed the envelope, but as is often stated, “go find another.” All in all, well bought and well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) 91


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Race Car Profile 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato “2 VEV” This famous car is perfect — but still somehow not quite right — and if you are buying art, that can matter by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1961–62 Number built: 19 Original list price: $12,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $13,500,000 (this car) Chassis # location: Right front frame rail Engine # location: Left front of block Club: Aston Martin Owners Club Web: amoc.org Alternatives: 1960–63 Ferrari 250 SWB, 1961 Jaguar “Lightweight” E-type, 1961 Porsche Abarth 356B Carrera SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: DB4GT0183R number “2 VEV” — is simply the best known and most charismatic of all Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos. This ultimate Zagato variant, the 1962 “Manage B Project 209,” was essentially a development prototype — sharing a near-identical new chassis structure to the DP214 Works-run “Project car” design then forthcoming for the Aston Martin factory team’s revival in 1963. While there were 19 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato cars manufactured overall, only three of them were to this ultimate MP 209 specification — known internally at the Feltham factory as the “Super Lightweight” or “GTSL.” Of all those 19 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagatos manufactured through 1960–62 — the renowned British berlinettas — “2 VEV” is indeed the most well-known... especially for its contemporary appearances in the hands of one of the greatest — and truly most revered — racing drivers that the motor sporting world has ever seen. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 335, sold for $13,264,955, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on July 13, 2018. There are certain racing cars (mostly British) that have become so famous, so iconic, that they have been identified all their lives by their registration numbers, and “2 VEV” is the classic example. Only the most severe Aston anorak would know the actual chassis number, but anyone with even passing knowledge of the GT wars of the early 1960s will in- 92 onhams is delighted to offer this ultimate, individual Aston Martin Zagato to the car-collecting world. This competition coupe — always known by its distinctive U.K. road-registration stantly recognize “2 VEV” as the greatest racing Aston DB4GT Zagato. The central irony here is that this most famous and recognizable of all Aston Zagatos is quite a way short of being the most valuable, and herein, as they say, lies the tale. In the beginning… First, some background. Industrialist David Brown bought Aston Martin more or less as a lark in 1947 and created a lightweight, racing-oriented 2-seat coupe called the DB2. It was successful from the start, but the realities of the business forced Aston to accept the fact that their customers wanted luxury over competition. So the DB2/4 got larger and heavier as an elegant 2+2 GT. By 1956 the DB2/4 was showing its age and it was time for a replacement. The new DB4 (the DB3 had been a sports-racing variant of the DB2) would need to compete with road GTs from Jaguar and Ferrari. Aston Martin needed to sell it to real customers, so it was conceived as a highperformance 2+2 — not a competition-oriented car. Light weight and performance were still essential, so the new 3.7-liter 6 had an aluminum block and head, and the bodywork was aluminum. And the new car needed Italian style. One five-inch section Carrozzia Touring in Italy was hired to design and build the bodywork, which was then shipped to Aston for assembly in the U.K. It was an elegant 2+2 design, but through serendipity or forethought, there was a five-inch section in the middle of the body where all the lines were effectively parallel. This allowed the car to be 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB coupe Lot 146, s/n 1995GT Condition 3+ Sold at $11,370,005 H&H Auctioneers, Duxford, U.K., 10/14/15 SCM# 267488 Sports Car Market 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione coupe Lot 56, s/n 1759GT Condition 2- Sold at $13,500,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/20/16 SCM# 6804262 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato coupe Lot 215, s/n DB4GT0186R Condition 2 Sold at $14,300,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 12/10/15 SCM# 270233 courtesy of Bonhams


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shortened into a 2-seat GT with little expense. You just removed a section in the middle of the body to create a short, light version. Work on developing the DB4GT started more or less with the introduction of the DB4, and the first example debuted at Silverstone in May of 1959, with Stirling Moss winning easily. As well as taking five inches out of the wheel- base, they managed to drop 185 pounds of weight and add substantial horsepower through higher compression, Weber carburetors and a twin-plug cylinder head. The GT was still a comfortable road car — not a pure racer. For the factory-associated racing teams, they managed to lose another 150 pounds to create a few “lightweight” racing specials. Enter Zagato As wonderful as the DB4GT was, it was still too heavy, too tall, and had too much frontal area to really compete with Ferrari’s 250 SWB. Aston officially quit racing after winning the 1959 championship, but they remained committed to giving racing clients the most competitive mounts possible. Thus, in October 1959, Aston approached the Zagato coachbuild- ing firm about creating a truly lightweight and effective body for the DB4GT chassis. Zagato’s mantra was to wrap a chassis in as little metal as possible, with weight and frontal area the primary criteria. They didn’t use formal aerodynamics, sticking to the classic Italian formula that “if it looks good, it will work well.” So beauty came first. Zagato contracted to build 20 bodies for the DB4GT, and the first was delivered in the fall of 1961. In standard trim it weighed 2,800 pounds — 150 pounds less than a standard GT. The legend was born. They were fabulous cars, but still more road car than racer. With too much weight on the front tires, the only way to go really fast was to fling the car into the corners, which made for great photos but not competitive lap times. In a final attempt to be more competitive, Aston created the “MP 209” variant: Three of the 20 Zagatos were given a revised, lighter chassis structure, a lower, flatter, longer nose, higher haunches and a 3.8-liter magnesium-block engine. It was in turn 150 pounds lighter than a standard Zagato. Our subject car started out as a lightweight Zagato but became an MP 209. Have you been taking notes? Good. Our subject car Although officially out of the racing business, Aston maintained very close relations with several private (technically) racing teams. Essex Racing Stables was the closest to the factory, with Jim Clark, Innes Ireland and Roy Salvadori as drivers. Essex got two of the first “Lightweight” DB4GTs and did well, so when the new Zagatos became available, Essex was first in line. Their cars were registered as “1 VEV” and “2 VEV” respectively, the second being our subject car. “2 VEV” (chassis 183R) started its career at Le Mans in 1961, where it broke, but it had an impressive rest of the season, primarily at the hands of Jim Clark. In May of 1962, Aston asked to borrow it for a different team to drive at Spa, where Lucien Bianchi crashed it heavily. It was returned to Aston, who, rather than fixing it, slipped its original chassis number and registration onto the third super-lightweight MP 209 car that was sitting at the factory. Aston then cut up what was left of the old chassis 183R, reducing the original 20 Zagato chassis extant to 19. The new “2 VEV” resumed racing and immediately broke the mag- nesium block. An aluminum-block engine was installed in time for Goodwood, but Jim Clark crashed the car. Another Ferrari then hit the car when it was stuck beside the track. Fixed again, it blew an engine at the next race and was retired from competition. Although it was a short racing career, “2 VEV” had an extraordi- nary history on the track, and it was arguably the best known of all Aston Zagatos. “2 VEV” remained a very special car through the following years, with a succession of doting owners as well as active racing and road use. But the car was not exempt from the depredations of time and hard use. A brutal road crash in 1993 cost over £100,000 to repair. Somewhere along the way, the car ended up with a non-original block and head (from a Project 214 Aston, which is cool, but not original). A chipped jewel So why wouldn’t this most iconic of Aston Zagatos be among the most valuable? I will argue that despite racing being the official intent of the cars, they are now primarily collected as art and investment assets. As such, originality, purity and perceived beauty are considered more important than a heroic history. Although this car is definitely a crown jewel, it has lots of chipped facets compared to one with admittedly fewer stories to tell — but with an unblemished provenance. Another factor may be its appearance as an MP 209 car. These cars got a different, longer and flatter nose, which means that they don’t look quite like what people think an Aston Zagato should look like. It’s perfect — but still somehow not quite right — and if you are buying art, that can matter. A sales price of more than $13 million may seem like a ton to most of us, but other GT Zagatos have sold for substantially more. Rumor had the expectations at top money for this one. The crown- jewel marketplace seems to remain very strong, so I doubt it was a lack of buyers. In this circumstance, it appears that being legendary did not translate to having ultimate value, as the top collectors apparently consider purity more important. 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Next Gen Profile 1991 Toyota Celica ST165 TC 4-55 Retired WRC cars of the 1990s could be a good buy, but condition is everything by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1986–89 Number produced: 9,767 Original list price: $21,408 (U.S. retail) Current SCM Median Valuation: $195,650 (this car) Engine # location: On raised boss, adjacent to clutch housing Chassis # location: Left side dashboard under windshield Club: Alltrac.net Web: www.alltrac.net Alternatives: 1988–91 BMW 325iX, 1980–91 Audi Quattro, 1987–88 Lancia Delta Integrale 8v SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: JT1LST16500010089 • Factory car • Driven by Carlos Sainz and Marc Duez during the 1991 season • Restored by the former factory team • Perfect for historic rallies • 2nd at the 1991 Acropolis Rally with Carlos Sainz SCM Analysis This car, Lot 91, sold for $195,650, including buyer’s premium, at Artcurial’s auction in Paris, FRA, on July 7, 2018. One of the great things about motorsports is that ad- versity never fails to give birth to innovation. After the heady days of nearly unlimited Group B rallying in the mid-1980s, the FIA banned the class. It seemed as though the glory days of rallying might be over, but competitors quickly developed the morerestricted — and safer — Group A cars until they could rival the old Group B cars. Group B still has some mystique to it, but in truth Group A cars are just as good. The Toyota Celica ST165 has solid standing among the Group A cars that flourished during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The great Carlos Sainz rallied to two world championships for Toyota, winning his first title in 1990 while piloting the ST165. The ST165 was produced for homologation from 1986 until 1989, but it was Toyota’s rally platform through the 1991 season. Then the updated Celica ST185 replaced it. 94 What is an ST165? The Celica ST165 was sold in America as the Toyota Celica All-Trac, so-called because of its all-wheel-drive system. As is usually the case with rally cars, the street version was not much different from the competition version — except for the engine tuning, driveline and a massively reinforced chassis. The engine in the retail ST165 is a 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged unit, rated at about 185 to 190 horsepower and 184 ft-lb of torque. The engine is mounted transversely in keeping with the car’s basic FWD design. In street form, the All-Trac received a 5-speed manual transaxle with a viscous coupling center differential to route power to the rear wheels. The front differential inside the transaxle was open, while the rear wheels were driven through a Torsen limited-slip differential. The basic Celica All-Trac would do 0–60 mph in about 7.7 seconds, and it could hit a top speed of 135 mph. The same base engine was used in Group A trim, but output was boosted to about 300 horsepower and 290 ft-lb of torque. The car could be equipped with a 5-speed or 6-speed manual transmission. The center differential was set up to direct 72% of power to the rear wheels under most conditions, although that would change to a 50/50 split if the rear wheels slipped. The ST165 used independent McPherson strut suspension on all four corners and four-wheel disc brakes, 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Group B Lot 114, s/n VF1822004D0000020 Condition 3+ Sold at $274,730 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/8/17 SCM# 6817200 1996 Subaru Impreza WRC racer Lot 112, s/n PROWRC97001 Condition: 2+ Sold at $238,413 H&H Auctioneers, Duxford, U.K., 10/14/15 SCM# 270159 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B racer Lot 137, s/n 18869 Condition: 3 Sold at $656,190 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/20/11 SCM# 179371 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial


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all of which were upgraded on the competition cars. The car weighed in at about 2,500 pounds when it was ready to rally. Solid competition history As mentioned, Carlos Sainz drove the ST165 to a World Rally cham- pionship in 1990, winning four events. He won five rallies in ST165 cars in 1991, but he didn’t get the cham- pionship. Among the rallies Sainz didn’t win in 1991 was the Acropolis Rally, where he drove our subject car to a 2nd-place finish. That’s There’s little doubt that beyond being a great car for vintage rallies, this car is also a smart investment — at least as long as the new owner keeps it right-side-up and out of the trees. still plenty respectable, and that finish gives this car impeccable WRC credentials. After its career as a Toyota factory team car ended, this ST165 went the way of many rally cars — running in secondary races through the 1990s. The car has amassed an impressive and lengthy racing history. This is good and bad for a rally car. Few will be surprised to learn that rally is much harder on equipment than track racing. It’s not just the struts and brakes that wear out; it’s the entire car. Endless pounding can lead to metal fatigue throughout a rally car’s unibody, even when it’s been expertly reinforced through a factory build process. For this reason, it’s always good to be cautious when buying any used rally car. The auction description claims an exhaustive restoration, and that’s a good thing. However, more than one classic racing machine has literally fallen apart when taken out in competition by new owners. Caveat emptor, Mr. Mitty. Fairly bought Assuming that the car is truly in good shape and has been thoroughly checked for cracks and fatigue, this buyer paid a fair price and got a good deal. This Celica comes with documented provenance back to the Toyota factory, so it’s safe to say it is as advertised. Other racing cars with documented podium finishes in the hands of champions have sold for comparable prices. For example, a 1996 Subaru WRX with competition history in the hands of the late Colin McRae sold for $238,413 in 2015 (SCM# 270159) and some factory rally cars with professional competition history have gone substantially higher. There’s little doubt that beyond being a great car for vintage rallies, this car is also a smart investment — at least as long as the new owner keeps it right-side-up and out of the trees. Taken more broadly, the World Rally cars of the 1990s are coming into their own as collectibles, and there are many, many more out there lurking in the backs of rally shops waiting for restoration. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) October 2018 95


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $41m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 104 $26m Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, p. 116 $15m Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, p. 128 $10m Mecum, Denver, CO, p. 140 $7m Bonhams, Englefield, U.K., p. 150 $4m Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, p. 160 Roundup, p. 170 ™ Barrett-Jackson’s third-highest seller at their Northeast sale in Uncasville, CT: 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost, sold for $203,500; courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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Market Reports Overview Artcurial, Bonhams and Barrett-Jackson Set Auction Records It takes a while for a sale to become established, and it’s fun to watch By Chad Tyson Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato MP209 coupe, $13,264,955—Bonhams, U.K., p. 106 2. 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix racer, $6,043,996—Bonhams, U.K., p. 112 3. 1957 BMW 507 convertible, $5,012,433—Bonhams, U.K., p. 110 4. 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $3,685,369—Artcurial, FRA, p. 132 5. 2012 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport coupe, $2,691,412—Bonhams, U.K., p. 110 6. 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged tourer, $2,654,570—Bonhams, U.K., p. 106 7. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $2,580,887—Bonhams, U.K., p. 108 8. 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $1,187,876—Artcurial, FRA, p. 132 9. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, $1,179,543— Bonhams, U.K., p. 154 10. 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio coupe, $1,145,950—Artcurial, FRA, p. 137 Best Buys 1955 MGA roadster, $20,500— Russo and Steele, CA, p. 162 100 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2017 Dodge Viper, sold as a pair for $1m, with proceeds going to the United Way and Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts program. Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed is a highlight B on the auction calendar. The high seller set a new record for British car sold at a British auction. The 1961 DB4GT Zagato known as 2 VEV brought an all-in bid of $13,264,955. That car alone accounted for nearly 32% of the $41,472,060 sales total. That number represents the second-highest total in Bonhams’ Goodwood history. Bonhams held their usual Aston Martin auction in early June, but it wasn’t at the usual Newport Pagnell location. Instead, Bonhams moved the event to Englefield House, near Reading. The total was down 11% from last year ($7.5m to $6.7m), with seven fewer cars on offer. High seller was a 1965 DB5 convertible, which reached $1,179,543. Artcurial set up shop as they do every other year in Le Mans, France. This year’s total was up 47% from the 2016 sale to $14,883,290 on 62 cars sold. A record was set here as well, with a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold at $3,685,369. Newport Beach is home to Russo and Steele’s sale in early June. This year they achieved $4,298,195 from 162 of 346 lots selling. Top-dollar car was a nearly new 2016 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 Brabus Edition sedan at $149,600. Mecum returned to Denver, CO. Total sales were down 14% from last year to $9.9m on 367 lots sold. A custom 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible reached high-sale status when it was sold at $181,500 with commission. Highlights in our Roundup section this issue come from Silver’s auction in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Leake’s hometown Tulsa, OK, sale, and Mecum’s third trip to Portland, OR. Chad’s Quick Take: “If you’re not growing, you’re shrinking” is the maxim, right? I find the gist to be true, but it falls apart when held as literal truth — absolute statements usually do. There are countless examples of growing and shrinking, both in the car market and in daily life; merely observe one’s bank account or weight scale over a week. There’s always a chance it can go the other way. A sale can be down one year and up the next. Bonhams’ Festival of Speed sale is a prime example: year-over-year growth arrett-Jackson returned to Uncasville, CT, for their third annual Northeast sale. The $26,154,490 haul represents the highest total at this event. The overall high sellers were the last production 2018 Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Bonhams Englefield, U.K. June 2, 2018 Leake June 7, 2018 Mecum June 8–9, 2018 Newport Beach, CA June 8–10, 2018 Coeur d’Alene, ID June 16, 2018 June 21–23, 2018 June 22–23, 2018 Portland, OR Le Mans, FRA July 7, 2018 Artcurial Chichester, U.K. July 13, 2018 $0 $10m $20m Bonhams Mecum $8.3m $14.9m $41.5m $30m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts from 2010 to 2013, then a slide down every year until 2017, when the sales total increased again. This year it jumped 221%. To even get to that point, however, means staking out new territory. It’s been entertaining over the years to watch new sales become established, as Barrett-Jackson is doing in Connecticut and Artcurial in Le Mans. The persistence to come back can really pay off. Just remember that Barrett-Jackson didn’t reach $30m in Scottsdale until 2004. Many companies are growing, generally, and trying to establish a larger footprint in the market. What I’m looking forward to later this year and next are new sales including Russo and Steele at Amelia Island, Leake in Orlando come December, and who knows where Mecum will lay down that red carpet next? ♦ $40m $50m Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Silver Auctions Russo and Steele Denver, CO Tulsa, OK $6.7m $6.3m $9.9m $4.3m $443k $26.2m 2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello coupe, $79,200—Barrett-Jackson, CT, p. 122 1994 Dodge Viper roadster, $25,920—Silver Auctions, ID, p. 177 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup, $11,000—Mecum Auctions, OR, p. 176 1969 Porsche 911E coupe, $64,900—Russo and Steele, CA, p. 163 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold A senior auction analyst’s take on what to buy — and what to sell — in the market today by Paul Hardiman Buy: 1989–2000 Aston Martin Virage Finally, the unloved one appears to have shaken itself out of the doldrums, with prices increasing steadily. Rough ones were down near $20k at auction five and six years ago, but now they’re at least double that, with more for any of the wide-bodied cars or 6.3s. With a 1989 launch, you can even import the older ones on the 25-year rule. They were criticized when new for flaky rear suspension and lots of bits obviously sourced from other makers’ parts bins — Scirocco taillights, Audi 100 headlights and Fiesta switchgear. That was because they were developed on a tight budget, but it was enough to save Aston Martin. As all the earlier V8s have gone slightly mad, it’s one of your last chances to get your hands on that stonking hand-built 5.3 V8 and that British craftsmanship (aka slightly wavy stitching on the dash). I think they’ll continue to rise. Sell: 1959–67 Jaguar Mk 2 “The villains’ Jags” appear to have had their day for the moment, with no strong ebbs or flows in the past few years: Nice examples are $45k unless they’re very special cars, so now perhaps is the time to get out without too much pain. Maybe it’s just that they’re a bit oldfashioned and unfashionable, but attention is on the XJ-S right now, even if the difference in build quality between them is day and night. Really good cars, those with competition history or with genuine period Coombs mods (make sure you have documentary evidence) will fetch more, and the slimmer-bumpered ’67–68 340 a bit less, but either way, convince your buyer that these powerful smallish saloons are still a stylish way in which to hurtle. The market wants manual overdrive 3.8s, but there’s little difference between them and the 3.4s, guv. 2.4 manuals are worth less and 2.4 autos will be hard to shift. Hold: 1969–74 Ferrari Dino 246 GT/GTS Ferraris are always an emotive subject, especially with big news expected for the rebodied ’62 GTO in Monterey week. But right now, Dinos, like Daytonas, are looking cheap at auction — and a lot of them aren’t selling at all. That suggests they are finding their proper value in a newly realistic marketplace, but sellers’ expectations are slow to adjust to a realistic price of around $350k. However, history has shown us that Dinos and Daytonas tend to wax and wane roughly in synchronization, and that eventually they always come back up in value, so if you can play the long game, you should. As a dealer friend of mine is fond of asking, “Why are Dinos always half the price of RS 2.7s?” If you have a nice one, hold on to it. Finding another isn’t so easy because they vary so much in quality — and these cars are all about driving. 102 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 Predictably, the high sale was “2 VEV,” the ex-Essex Racing Stable 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, at $13.3 million Company Bonhams Date July 13, 2018 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 56/84 Sales rate 67% Sales total $41,472,060 High sale 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato MP209, sold at $13,264,955 Buyer’s premium Driven (and crashed) by Jim Clark — 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato MP209 coupe, sold at $13,264,955 15% on first $65,789; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.76) Intro and Report by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his was Bonhams’ 50th auction at Goodwood, having been present at the Festival of Speed, the Revival and now the annual Members’ Meeting in March almost since the beginning, when, 25 years ago, Lord March thought it might be a wizard wheeze to hold a small garden party and run a few cars up the hill in front of Goodwood Hous Predictably, the high sale was “2 VEV” (actu- ally the second 2 VEV, as the first was written off) the ex-Essex Racing Stable 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, which hammered in the room to a European buyer on a £9m bid. That was slightly lower than expected, but is still the largest price achieved for a British car sold at a British auction. Another world record was for the most valuable BMW ever sold under the hammer. Motorcycle and F1 world champion John Surtees CBE had owned the 1957 507 roadster — a gift from Count Agusta — from new, and it almost doubled its estimate to sell for $5,012,433 to a European buyer after a lengthy bidding exchange. Next was the ex-Scuderia Ferrari 1932–34 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix Monoposto selling for $6,043,996. It had been outfitted as a 2-seater in the ’50s but lately has been used for historic racing back in its single-seater guise. 104 The 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged tourer here — one of the 50 originally t and once again equipped with many of its original components — was on the oney at $2,654,570, while the first AC Ace (UPJ75), which won its class on the 1955 Tulip Rally, sold for $532,492. Two James Bond-themed vehicles did well. The 1965 Aston Martin Chichester, U.K. DB5 that appeared briefly in “GoldenEye” exceeded its estimate to sell for $2,580,887 to SPYSCAPE, an edutainment company focused on the world of espionage and secret intelligence, while one of the 10 2014 Sales Totals “Spectre” Land Rover 110 SVXs went 50% over its estimate to sell for $480,914. The fairy-dust effect extended to an average U.S.spec 1977 Porsche 911S 2.7, which had appeared in Scandi-noir detective series “The Bridge.” Introduced by the actress who drove it in the series, it sold for seven times its estimate — achieving $186,182, with proceeds going to WaterAid. Of the modern supercars, only the 2012 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport coupe sold, beating its estimate to fetch £2,045,500 ($2,691,412) to a buyer in the room. It was a good overall total with almost all the big lots selling, although the sell-through rate was held back slightly by some unsold cheapies in the back of the room. ♦ $60m $40m $50m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #306-1920 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle tourer. S/N: 10CW. Eng. # J171. Gray/red leather. RHD. Odo: 74,691 miles. Recent (2008–15) restoration still presenting very well, with replica of original body, though hood is original. Nice plating to radiator shell and headlights. Front seat bases going baggy, chrome wearing off speedo bezel—but it’s 98 years old, so we’ll forgive it. Brass and copper fittings on motor highly polished, as is scuttle. Discreet orange indicators added at rear. Cond: 2-. ries of 25 8-cylinder Brough cars built on the Hudson Terraplane chassis. Billed in the catalog as a 4.2 after the engine size, but Brough called them 4 Litres. Body frame and suspension rebuilt immediately post-war after an incident with a railway crossing. Good order all around, with older paint holding up well, though direct from long-term storage. Seat leather lightly creased; dash and door-top timber good, although varnish pickled to instrument panel. Top material doesn’t look very old. Cond: 3. original-type P700s are included. Leather just settling in nicely. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $532,493. Displayed as a chassis at the 1953 Earls Court Motor Show, then raced and rallied all its life; in this ownership 49 years. No wonder it was all the money, hammering near the top estimate at twice the value of a normal Ace, or around the price of a low-end 289 Cobra. TOP 10 No. 1 SOLD AT $267,233. Exported to the U.S. in the ’20s, where for a time it carried a sedanlimousine body, later found having been left in an open-fronted barn for 40 years, then returned to the U.K. for restoration. Offered at no reserve and sold at about the right money, but that was $40k less than it cost to restore.... TOP 10 No. 6 #359-1931 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE Supercharged tourer. S/N: SM3925. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 26,911 miles. One of the 50 original Blowers, originally with saloon body. Well-known car re-chassised with new front axle by Bentley in 1935, and fitted with a new D-type gearbox by the Works in 1938; another D-type unit 11 numbers away fitted now. Most of the original parts were brought together on yet another chassis in late ’80s, and completed with a replica Vanden Plas body and correct-type blower (from the 1929 Olympia Show car) in 1993. Still all holding up beautifully. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $105,130. Owned and driven by George Brough for 30 years 1940–70 (in wartime he used it to deliver Rolls-Royce Merlin crankshafts, manufactured in his Works, five at a time), then after his death in this ownership since 1972. One of a small collection of Brough Superiors, this took the most money, with a 1937 3.5-liter saloon by Atcherley at £32,200 (Lot 327, $42,933) and a tattier 1938 V12 saloon by Charlesworth taking £51,750 (Lot 326, $68,091). #320-1952 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80-inch utility. S/N: 26104193. Bronze green/ beige canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Older restoration still looking good. Chassis number dates it to 1952, in which case it could be 2 liters, not 1.6. Cond: 3+. #335-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT Zagato MP209 coupe. S/N: DB4GT0183R. Green/black leather. RHD. The best known of the 19 original Zagatos—actually, it’s the second “2 VEV,” as the first was destroyed by Lucian Bianchi at Spa in 1962. This is one of three super-lightweight MP209s, the 1962 style having a lower nose than the originals. Crashed at Goodwood in 1962 and rebuilt, but still manages to look slightly different than it did then. Engine is from DB4GT0200R. Won the 1992 FIA Historic Championship with former owner Nick Cussons driving. Crashed on the road in the Isle of Man in 1993, prompting restoration by the factory. Unraced since and still in excellent order all around. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,776. Not registered until 1963, which suggests it might have been in some sort of government service. Offered at no reserve, and on the money for a restored 80-inch. SOLD AT $2,654,570. There’s almost no such thing as a matching-numbers Bentley, so bitsa status hardly affects the value. Hammered a little behind the $2.7m lower estimate, though. #325-1935 BROUGH SUPERIOR 4.2-LITER dual-purpose drophead coupe. S/N: 44601CWC1. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 85,869 miles. One of the first se- 106 #354-1954 AC ACE roadster. S/N: AE01. Eng. # CL2235. Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 80,805 miles. First Ace built, with replacement engine fitted 1955 or ’56, then front disc brakes added for racing. One-off wide and shallow raked windscreen. Last restored late ’90s and still very straight and shiny, with the stainless exhaust that was fitted in 1971. Now with spin-on oil filter and H4 headlights— SOLD AT $13,264,955. Campaigned in period by the Works-backed Essex Racing Stable, driven (and crashed) by Jim Clark. In this ownership since 1971. Heavily promoted by Bonhams before the sale, with appearances in Paris, Monaco and the annual Aston Martin sale, and warranted a separate 34-page catalog. Always predicted to be the most valuable British car ever sold at auction and it was, but not by as much as Bonhams hoped. At least £10m ($13m) was predicted, and with premium it went over that, but the winning bid was £9m. (See profile, p. 92.) #312-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 4.3 coupe. S/N: DB51758R. Metallic blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 30,601 miles. Older, restored and nicely kept car. Aston Works Service repaint still excellent after 25 years. Seat Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. leather (originally dark blue) developing a lovely worn-in patina. Motor is a $30k recent 4.3 build on a new block. Cond: 3+. Twin Cam and a V6 but now with BDA, which is nearly correct (i.e. too young for period but closer in spirit to an FVA than the Twin Cam is). Retains AMR-type suspension with long lower links at the front. Good order all around. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $591,440. In the Forshaw family (which ran Aston Service Dorset) for 36 years until it was bought by Paul Jennings in 2016. On today’s money for a nice DB5 that’s a notch up from driver-quality but still very usable. A fair deal both ways at today’s prices. Old engine (not the original) was Lot 324 and sold for £10,350 ($13,741). #383-1964 BENTLEY S3 Continental 2-dr sedan. S/N: BC38XC. Silver/green leather. RHD. Odo: 86,704 miles. Very weirdlooking animal, its truncated styling making it look like an enormous Austin 1100 (ADO16) from the rear three-quarter. Older paint, newer chrome, interior redone in 2010; front seats show hardly any wear and rears look unused. Dash varnish scratched and cracked. Cond: 3+. $4.1m in 2010. But... it’s not either of those and neither does it have any of the bells and whistles. It’s a tired old DB5 under shiny paint and with no special effects, which had a minor part (a three-minute car chase with Xenia Onatopp’s Ferrari 355 in the hills above Monaco) in one of the less-memorable Bond outings. Showing a decent profit for the vendor (less expenses for storage, transport and insurance), sold right where predicted, to SPYSCAPE, an “edutainment company focused on the world of secret intelligence,” with the promise that members might be able to drive it. If the Kardashians made cars.... #331-1965 FORD LOTUS-CORTINA Mk I racer. S/N: BA85E424567S. White/ black vinyl. RHD. Ex-Team Lotus car driven by Jim Clark, Sir John Whitmore and Jack Sears. Good older-restored order, with replica seats, although sits differently to how it did in 1965. Quite interesting to see the difference in setup between then and now—then they ran the front wheels in the stock position and same-size tires all around; now the fashion is to pull the wheels forward in the arches and run smaller front tires. Motor, rebuilt about 2004, has shiny new paint on cam cover, and retains original airbox. Signed by Sears on hood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $141,972. Bought by the vendor direct from Henry Mann, who appears to have been having a clear-out in the past two years with the sale of several former AMR team cars. Sold at the lower end of the estimate range for a bit more than half the $264,987 Bonhams got last year for one of the ’68 Alan Mann Escorts that replaced it (XOO347F), but it is a less significant car, and for display only these days, not for racing. #314-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 4.5 coupe. S/N: DB63044R. Gunmetal/black leather. RHD. Good all around, up-engined with a Bill Goodall 4.5-liter unit when Goodall owned the car 2011–16. He also color changed it from original white to present Black Pearl. Seat leather nicely creased and may be original. Period plate is a bit of a mystery, as you’d expect it to revert to its original number after wearing a private plate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $164,077. Owned since 1979 by Engelbert Humperdinck. Sold over the top estimate, but if this had a more conventional body—which won’t be possible, as the chassis was shortened too—we’d be looking at nearer $300k. #370-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N: DB51885R. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 8,586 miles. Bodily restored in early ’90s with new nose and tail sections plus door skins to feature (along with two other DB5s) in the 17th James Bond film, “GoldenEye.” Repaint holding up well. Original leather is well patinated. After filming, sold in 1996 to the Cars of the Stars museum in Keswick, then in 2001 bought by the vendor for £157,750/$200,000 at a Bondthemed auction. Variously exhibited at the London Film Museum, the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu and the “Bond in Motion” show at Covent Garden, London. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,580,887. If the normal “x10” Bond effect rule held good, this should have sold for about £5.5m ($8.8m), in the same way that one of the real “Goldfinger” cars sold for TOP 10 No. 7 108 SOLD AT $252,497. Has run up the hill at three Goodwood Festivals of Speed: 2008, 2012 and 2013, but not raced since Ford sold it to Lotus in 1966 (and then in private ownership since 1967). What to do with such a historic car? It’s too precious to race and probably wouldn’t be competitive anyway, so it looks destined to remain a demo car, which may have diluted its value somewhat, as it hammered a little behind the lower £200k ($266k) estimate. #351-1967 FORD CORTINA-LOTUS Mk II racer. S/N: BA91GD12811. Red & gold/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 987 miles. Team Lotus/Alan Mann Racing team car, as used in the 1968 season before the Escorts were ready. Originally with FVA power, then had a Ford SOLD AT $267,233. Previously in one ownership 1975–2010. From the same collection as the DB5, the Range Rover and two of the Land Rovers, acquired by the late Paul Jennings from Bill Goodall in 2016. Sold mid-estimate for average DB6 money in today’s terms, showing that a posh engine counts for little in monetary terms, though it probably makes a genuine 325 hp now, the figure advertised for the original 4-liter Vantage motor. #337-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage Volante. S/N: DBVC3618R. Metallic blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 55,972 miles. One of 29 Mk 1 Vantage Volantes. Very original, with very creased original leather and period radio; looks never fully restored. No word when it was last repainted Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. (originally olive), but finish is older and still fair. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $429,336. U.K.-delivered car still with Jack Lemon Burton’s plate on firewall. In the U.S. from late ’50s until recently. Sold mid-estimate, and a fair deal all around. In this ownership since 2007. It looked like an awful lot for a hard-top X-Pack, but hammered in the middle of the estimate range, so Bonhams obviously knew what it was doing. SOLD AT $592,097. In this ownership since 1989, not sold by Christie’s in Paris January 2007, against a €180k–€250k ($232k–$323k) estimate. In storage for the past four years though with a fresh MoT. Sold in a post-auction deal at a round £450k, matching the lower estimate and presumably the minimum that the seller would take. First in SCM’s database in 1985, when it was sold by Coys for $223,510, which might be the London auction the catalog refers to when it says the vendor bought it in 1989 at 53,000 miles. #311-1972 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER utility. S/N: 35505144A. Blue/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 78,653 miles. Certainly repainted, but how much other restoration work it’s been subjected to isn’t clear. However, no rot in inner front fenders and rivets in door shuts are correctly unpainted. Tailgate doesn’t appear rusty, and spare-wheel cover is still in place. Instrument binnacle lightly chipped at one corner (rare to find one that’s not); otherwise, dash plastics are good. Front seats redone, rear bench looks original; rare rubber mat to transmission tunnel still intact. Cond: 3+. #379-2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 SVX SUV. S/N: SALLDHSP8FA462473. Black/black leather. One of 10 built by Bowler for filming of “Spectre,” the 24th James Bond film. Very good order all around, although various small dings and ripples—presumably where cameras were mounted. Motor chipped up to 185 hp, hydraulic handbrake for rear wheels, plus massive 37-inch all-terrain tires. Cond: 2-. #348-2012 BUGATTI VEYRON Super Sport coupe. S/N: VF9SG252X4M795031. Black/red leather. Odo: 552 miles. Last of 30 Super Sports made, with 8-liter quad-turbo W16 and all-wheel drive (which sadly all adds up to 1,840 kg, or about two RS 2.7 M471s). One owner, tiny mileage and still like new, with seats that look hardly sat in. Always serviced by Bugatti. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 5 SOLD AT $2,691,412. These are limited to 258 mph, but James May managed 259.49 on VW’s test track near Wolfsburg, and later, with the limiter off, Bugatti’s test driver PierreHenri Raphanel saw 267.856, making it the Guinness Book of Records’ World’s Fastest Car. All a bit silly, really, but one of the ultimate modern collectibles. Anyway, now we know what one’s worth. The high bid just tipped it over its top estimate of £1.8m ($2.4m), the buyer’s premium taking it over the £2m mark. GERMAN SOLD AT $480,915. The last one of these to sell did $300k at RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale last September, with fewer than 300 km on the clock. That was this one’s lower estimate too, but it did more than 50% better than that, coming close to the old Bond car rule of thumb that multiplies the value tenfold. Very well sold. (See profile, p. 78.) FRENCH #350-1928 BUGATTI TYPE 40 Grand SOLD AT $47,664. One of the last Suffix-A cars, which are the most collectible after the Velar prototypes, acquired by Paul Jennings in 2015. Not mad money for this level of correctness and will probably retail for a bit more. #358-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Van- tage X-Pack coupe. S/N: 12691. Metallic blue/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 49,880 miles. Third-series Vantage V8, fifth from last built. Paint good and even—last repainted in 1999. Ronal wheels. Veneers excellent, seat leather lightly worn. Motor rebuilt at 46k miles, and a/c pump and pipes look new. Old MoTs confirm mileage. With FSH. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $517,756. Stored 1999 to 2003, when it was put back on the road with 42,413 miles. 110 Sport tourer. S/N: 40796. Blue. RHD. Restored with original body, new leather, with replacement engine block having once been modified to 40A specs, completed in 2016. Won its class at the 2017 Greenwich Concours. Everything taken off it remains with the car. Cond: 3+. #330-1957 BMW 507 convertible. S/N: 70067. Silver/red leather. Very original, and with factory hard top. Modified early in its life with assistance from the factory with disc brakes and underpan. Like 2 VEV, warranted its own catalog supplement, this time 36 pages. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 3 SOLD AT $5,012,433. Owned by John Surtees CBE from new until his passing in 2017, and being sold on behalf of the Surtees family. It was a gift from Count Agusta (he paid half), for whom Surtees had won five motorcycle world championships, before he went on to win the Formula One World Championship, the only man who will ever do so. There cannot be a better-equipped, better-sorted or better-provenanced 507 on the planet, so no surprises that it went almost twice over its estimate. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. #382-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 12104020023694. Silver/red cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 59,369 miles. U.K. model. Appears as a recent restoration, but done more than 10 years ago and very sharp—although left sill fit isn’t the greatest. Paint and leather redone in 2011, carpets and top still look like new. Motor still has original Solexes. 040 in chassis number translates as a coupe, so it’s gained a soft top, and no mention of the hard top. Cond: 2+. 118,394 miles. U.S.-market CIS car in a very period sludge color converted to Euro headlights. Older restoration, wheels slightly chipped. Some seat leather worn through and torn, worse on passenger’s side; carpets a bit tired, rest of interior okay. Speed in km marked on speedo with green stickers. With books. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $208,287. After that restoration it was put in storage until 2011... and the first thing the new owner did was to have it baremetal resprayed again, plus the interior retrimmed. Vendor bought it in 2014. As it’s slightly below Condition 1, this represents current height of the 190SL market, and suggests that the model is still climbing when just about everything else has lost a bit of ground. #362-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE sedan. S/N: 11201422005805. Blue & silver/ black cloth & vinyl. RHD. Historic racer prepared to Goodwood rules, meaning it retains most of its interior. No idea of engine spec, but may be overbored to as much as 3.8 (if the block would take it). Electric power steering added. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $186,182. Imported from the U.S. in 2009 and after three owners in Sweden, bought in 2012 to be used in the filming of Swedish TV detective, Scandi-noir series “The Bridge.” Introduced at the sale by the actress Sofia Helin, who drove it in the series as homicide detective Saga Norén, the unusual choice of car prompting speculation about her mysterious past. Offered at no reserve and expected to do as little as $30k, it sold for about five times what one was really worth, thanks to the power of TV. All sale proceeds to international charity WaterAid. #322-2018 ROLLS-ROYCE DAWN drophead coupe. S/N: SCA666D08HU101370. Blue/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 14 miles. Model introduced in 2015. Like a new one with 14 miles on the clock. Ordered new by Paul Jennings in March 2018, but sadly, he died before he could take delivery. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $37,828. Supplied new to the U.S., then to Germany. First registered in the U.K. in 1995, bought by the vendor at auction in 2015 (Historics, Brooklands, March 7) for £30,800 ($46,767). Offered at no reserve, and sold mid-estimate just as expected. Unfortunately, the vendor bought at the height of the market, which has receded somewhat in the last three years, so they’ve done quite well to have only dropped a few thousand... on face value. Factor in auction commissions (here 5%) and ownership/transport costs, and they’re further underwater. ITALIAN #366-1929 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 Sport tourer. S/N: 0211459. Eng. # 0211450. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 84,531 miles. U.K.-supplied twin-cam 6C wearing two SU carbs. Mechanically very original. Was first a 2-seater, then fitted with 2-door fabric saloon body in late ’30s. Rebodied in this two-seat tourer with dickey style by its then-owner in ’40s, who also swapped the single Zenith for twin SUs and added the Zeiss headlights. Restored in ’70s and ’80s, and good, well-preserved yet nicely patinated order all around, with mixture of instrument makes in dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,420. Built by Tipton Garage in 1998 and has been raced at the Goodwood Revival by just about everyone from Jack Brabham to Rowan Atkinson. In fact, I’m pretty sure I put it on the grass in practice for the 2001 St. Mary’s Trophy (I was in an Alfa Giulia ti and didn’t know where the track went then, yer ’onour). Bought by the vendor in 2016. Sold under the low estimate; ready to go again, and on the basis that you couldn’t begin to built it again for the price, has to represent a good deal. And because it’s unusual—not a Lotus Cortina, Mini, Mustang or Galaxie— there’s a fair chance it’ll get invited to Goodwood again. #301-1977 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N: 9117201496. Jager Grun/brown leather. Odo: 112 SOLD AT $311,443. From the same collection as the Range Rover, three Land Rovers and two Aston Martins earlier in the sale. With a new list price of £282,000 ($376k), this is a useful discount off retail, and the owner never sat in it. IRISH #304-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 Gull- wing. S/N: SCEDT26T4BD006424. Brushed Stainless/gray leather. Odo: 53,047 miles. Straight body with no obvious dings, although—as ever—nose doesn’t quite match on fit or color. Leather mostly unworn. And it’s a manual-shift! Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $267,233. From the same late estate as the better of the two Dinos that sold (Lot 365). Bought by the vendor’s father in 1961 and after his death in 2010 was in the Donington Collections Grand Prix museum until 2016. Sold where expected at a mid-estimate price. Next two lots were a 6C 1750 engine ($28,050) and gearbox ($9,888), so perhaps the owner has planned to hot rod it. #352-1934 ALFA ROMEO TIPO B Grand Prix racer. S/N: 50007. Red/ brown leather. MHD. The ex-Scuderia Ferrari, ex-Richard Shuttleworth, 1935 Donington Grand Prix-winning P3. 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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. streamliner body for the Avus ring. Crashed by Shuttleworth and rebuilt by Ferrari 1938–39. Was once road equipped with fenders and lights, which come with the car along with a wider body, but returned to monoposto spec in ’80s. Extensively historic-raced (last appeared at the 2017 Goodwood Revival; finished 17th in the Goodwood Trophy race), and with FIA HTP papers. Cond: 2-. Crema leather. RHD. U.K.-market floor-pedal car, said to be one of 36 right-handers made. Renovated and recommissioned in 2014. Leather looks hardly used. Fat radiator fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $208,287. In California 1978– 2013. From the same collection (since 2015) as the 911 2.4S (Lot 319) and 80-inch Landie (Lot 320), plus nine more. Sold for the right money. #334-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO SOLD AT $6,043,999. Was with Henry Wessels in the U.S. for many years, painted black. In this ownership since 1988. Star of the show, with a huge 22 pages in the catalog. Sold exactly where expected. RM Sotheby’s got $4,180,680 for the equally storied 5006/50006, with spare engine, in Paris in 2017. #342-1959 FERRARI 250 GT Series II coupe. S/N: 1567GT. Silver/beige leather. Odo: 316 miles. Fairly sharp, repainted by Carrosserie Lecoq in 2013 and still good; doors fit and shut beautifully, although shape of front arches is a little freehand. Chrome all good, leather now rippled and lightly creased. Engine rebuilt around a new block in 2014, with coil valve springs. New exhaust hangers and fittings. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2+. coupe. S/N: 05328. Red/black vinyl. Ran when parked... very much a project car, stored for 35 years. Air filter missing and carbs taped up on replacement engine fitted some time in ’80s—now corroded. Apparently resprayed before storage, and side windows still out; indicator side repeaters, nose badge and headlight fairings missing (and there’s something odd going on with the sill profile). Interior not too bad and would probably clean up, dash top okay. No registration papers, but it does have a Massini report. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $262,812. In this family ownership since 1983. Nearly all Ferraris have fallen back since 2015, with nice-ish Dinos now around the $400k mark, and this was priced right for condition—unless it turns out to need more restoration work, which is so often the case (see Lot 334). #360-1985 FERRARI 308 GTS QV Spi- der. S/N: ZFFLA13C000055059. Red/black fiberglass/Crema leather. RHD. Odo: 66,900 miles. Clean, tidy and well-kept. Seat leather only lightly used, spare tire has never been on car. With books and two toolkits. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $90,394. U.K.-supplied car, in Spain 2004–13, when it returned, and only 150 miles since. Hammered £14k ($19k) under lower estimate, but should retail for what the catalog thought it was worth. #385-1997 FERRARI 550 Maranello SOLD AT $786,279. Delivered new to the USA. Last in SCM database September 2014 (SCM# 6711852), when it sold at Silverstone’s west London auction with 189 miles for $1,160,471—well over the $600k–$680k estimate. That was just before the top of the last market crest, and normality appears to have thrown out the anchor; here hammering around the £550k ($723k) lower estimate, when last time it fetched £710k sterling. More a case of it being overpriced last time than undervalued here. #317-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series I 2+2 coupe. S/N: 5839GT. Metallic blue/ 114 SOLD AT $186,182. Originally supplied to Italy in Giallo Fly. A gamble because although the catalog coyly alluded to “a certain amount of recommissioning before returning to the road,” nobody can tell how much rot there is under the paint, but the doors look puffy with filler, which isn’t a good sign. With Dino values falling at about the same rate as Daytonas, it’s doubtful this can be resurrected without the new owner going underwater. #365-1973 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N: 06248. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 45,643 miles. Final-series Dino. Fairly straight body and good panel gaps, older paint (originally white) okay. Front bumpers don’t quite line up. Trunk lid fit a bit off, as usual, and yes, it’s got both a Prancing Horse and Ferrari script on the back. Seats retrimmed in leather a while back and now very baggy. Still with original 8-track player (sporting an Isaac Hayes tape in the catalog). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $122,814. From the collection of photographer Patrick Gosling. Hammered a little behind the lower estimate, but this was getting towards the end of the sale, and not looking at a huge amount of money. These “modern Daytonas” are looking like a better value all the time. © Sports Car Market coupe. S/N: ZFFZR49C000108106. Silver/ maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 46,500 miles. Right-hand-drive U.K. model, very straight with no scuffs or scrapes. Lusso quilted rear shelf, and dashboard recently retrimmed. Cond: 2-.


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2018 A rare and like-new 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight was well bought at $121k Company Barrett-Jackson Date June 20–23, 2018 Location Uncasville, CT Auctioneers Joseph Mast, Mast Auctioneers Automotive lots sold/offered 670/672 Sales rate 99% Sales total $26,154,490 High sale M3s have a magic about them, and the Lightweight just may be the holy grail — 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight coupe, sold at $121,000 Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal Market opinions in italics screeching tires splitting air molecules and eardrums into fine dust, part of the Chevrolet Hot Laps and Dodge Thrill Rides experience. Welcome to Barrett-Jackson’s third annual I Northeast auction at Mohegan Sun in rustic southeastern Connecticut, the first event to be held in the resort’s brand-new 125,000-square-foot Expo Center. Auctiongoers could feast their eyes on appetizing vintage machinery in the spacious hall, such as a rare and like-new 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight, well bought at $121k. They could then saunter over to a multi-level parking garage and a large single outside tent (there were two in previous years), where most of the cars were on display. The extravaganza kicked off on Wednesday, the preview day — aka Family Value Day — with a crowdpleaser: the unveiling of the last production 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and last production V10-powered 2017 Dodge Viper in the Dodge exhibit. They were among five vehicles sold for charity on Saturday, and hammered as a pair for $1 million. All proceeds benefited the United Way, with the $100k buyer’s fee going to Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts campaign supporting the American Heart Association. Beginning on Thursday, the tempo quickened as the automobilia and collector-car auctions got under way. There were some good deals to be had, including a two-owner 1988 Porsche 928 S4 Florida car that sold for 116 nside, a tinny cacophony of rings, dings and buzzes from thousands of slot machines permeated the air. Outside, a soundtrack of a different sort: fuel-injected thunder and 2017 Dodge Viper coupe and 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon coupe sold as a pair for charity at $1,000,000; non-charity high sale: 1967 Chevrolet Nova custom 2-door hard top, sold at $275,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Uncasville, CT $22k. Over Friday and Saturday the impressive Ashton Collection crossed the block, all at no reserve. The eclectic group of 36 cars spanned the spectrum from the 1920s to the 2000s. A 1961 Corvette Fuelie convertible in a red-and-white-coves scheme dazzled at a market-correct $88k. For those interested in crossing the pond, an elegant 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud saloon seemed like a good deal at $18,150. Foreign makes accounted for two of the top 10 vehicles sold. The first was a highly optioned Arctic White-over-black-leather 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost with fewer than 6,300 miles, which sold at $203,500. Next up was a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia in iconic red over tan that had been recalled in 2014 and 2017. It was well bought at $170,500. Speaking of the Prancing Horse, there was a 2002 360 Modena Spider with the F1 transmission and over 105k stated miles. It was the highest-mileage Ferrari I’d ever seen at auction or anywhere else. It sold at $44k, a significant discount from market. By the time the final gavel dropped on Saturday night, 670 mostly no-reserve cars went to new homes for $26.2 million, an 8% jump over last year’s tally. That was an average price per car of $38,290 compared to $37,192 last year, a 3% increase. The numbers don’t lie: Northeast 2018 was a great success. And while live coverage on Velocity and Discovery certainly helped, the bigger picture is that Barrett-Jackson offers a fun, upbeat and uniquely immersive experience that attracts a horde of hungry bidders to the auction table. As the company expands, so long as they maintain the level of quality on which they’ve built their reputation, they’ll continue to see that doing business in this part of the country makes perfect sense. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 2016


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT ENGLISH #60-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE Sports saloon. S/N: B417SP. Dark & light gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 86,800 miles. Frame-off restoration completed 15 years ago. Has a completely new body, new brakes and rebuilt Stromberg carbs. All mechanicals reportedly restored or refurbished. Grille excellent. All lamps good. Paint not without its flaws: Chipping at front driver’s and passenger’s door edges, bubbling on rear passenger’s door, scuffing at bottom door edges. Dull brightwork. Chrome cracking on left-side mirror atop fender. Driver’s door handle pitted. Front passenger’s vent window delaminating. Tinted rear windows. “AUE627” foreign plate. Whitewalls. Dual exhaust. Newish leather interior shows some wear. Driver’s door armrest loose. Rich wood trim, but sticky to the touch. Updated Pioneer stereo with Sony speakers. Includes restoration receipts. Cond: 3+. brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. It seems that every auction has at least one of these for sale. They’re wildly popular and for good reason: attractive British styling, good power and good ol’ fun-in-the-sun top-down motoring. This one checked all the right boxes and was nicely optioned with a heater, overdrive, and an adjustable steering column. Last sold at B-J’s Las Vegas auction in October 2016 for $104,500 (SCM# 6810922). Before that, a no-sale at $75k at Mecum’s Dallas sale in September 2013 (SCM# 227199). As good a Big Healey as this was, the price paid was strong. Very well sold. #467-1967 MGB convertible. S/N: GHN3U133548G. Mineral Blue/black vinyl soft top & tonneau/black leather. Odo: 79,732 miles. Sold new to California, with original owner until 2003. Spent time abroad, as it still has its U.K. plates and service book with details of its first service in Munich. Wearing its California plates today. Beautiful restoration looks like it was done not too long ago. Terrific paint pops. Solid brightwork. Good panels, gaps, no sign of any damage. Clear glass. Top down, couldn’t inspect. Really nice chrome wire wheels. Nothing amiss in lovely interior. Newer seats; excellent restored dash. Clean carpets. Comes with Protect-O-Plate, factory brochure, a copy of its British Heritage Trust Certificate, bill of sale from the first owner, and more. Cond: 2. pinstriping. Dull brightwork. Damage-free panels. Good gaps, lamps. Power antenna. Fresh leather smell inside enhances dingy presentation. Stress cracks, fading on driver’s seat, passenger’s is in better condition. Wood trim cracked on glovebox. Unripped and unsoiled roof lining. Clean plush green carpeting. Power windows and locks, a/c, Becker Grand Prix Electronic radio/cassette player. Trunk locked. Engine not observed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,800. I didn’t think it’d do all that well, but felt confident it would achieve a five-digit result. Boy, was I wrong. Owner will have to think twice about investing in this and coming out ahead, as the market hasn’t moved much in quite some time. Still, well bought below the $14k median value per the price guide. SOLD AT $25,850. A lovely Bentley that the consignor clearly enjoyed given its visible imperfections, but still an eye-grabber, especially among the more modern machinery that dominated this sale. Sold a few grand higher than the median value per the SCM Pocket Price Guide, but no harm done to both parties. Well bought and sold. #657-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N: HBJ8L26925. California Sage/green canvas/Oyster leather. Odo: 29,034 miles. Restored by A-H restorer Kurt Tanner, date unknown. Car is gorgeous in every respect including its California Sage finish (a light green shade). Brightwork, panel fit, glass all excellent. Green tonneau cover. Same goes for the interior and the new upholstery. Lovely walnut dash, new wool carpets. Clean trunk houses spare. Equipped with front disc SOLD AT $30,800. This B was in super condition and just beckoned to be driven. The buyer had previous experience with this car and was surprised to learn that it was being offered for sale at this venue. To say that he was happy to be reunited with it is an understatement. Hammered sold at a level rarely achieved in an MGB of this vintage, but given condition and its significance to the new owner, it was worth every penny. Last appeared at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction in March 2017, where it went to a new owner at $38,500 (SCM# 6831929). #40-1974 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW saloon. S/N: SRH18029. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 69,509 miles. Three-owner car that has reportedly spent its life in Connecticut. Claimed to be original and unrestored and looks it. Paint has lost its luster. Chipping at both front doors, left front and rear fenders, and at cowl. No voids in yellow 118 SOLD AT $71,500. It did have eye appeal but was too blingy for my taste. Late-model luxury cars usually have a tough time going up against vintage machinery, but this one did surprisingly well in a flat Vantage market. Very well sold. Sports Car Market #375-2008 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE convertible. S/N: SCFBF04B98GD07936. Morning Frost White & Midnight Blue/blue cloth/white & blue leather. Odo: 44,887 miles. All-aluminum chassis. Six-speed manual with automated shifting and clutch. Sharp two-tone paint. Tinted headlamp covers. A large crack in the windshield makes up the driver’s forward view. Body-color-matching outside mirror housings. One-off $10k color-matching Forgiato wheels a polarizing choice. Red brake calipers. Top down, couldn’t inspect. Snug interior almost perfect. Seats lightly wrinkled, seat backs are dirty. Clean CARFAX. A highly optioned Vantage. Cond: 2+.


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On the Radar Here are three examples of cars that died along with the former Soviet Union but which can now be imported if you can find one. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1986–93 HÓDGÉP Puli (Hungary) Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT GERMAN #333-1974 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N: Pros: At almost exactly eight feet long, these can outsmart the Smart cars. Powered by a 5-horsepower (yes, 5) diesel engine, a valid driver’s license is not required to pilot this vehicle in some jurisdictions. Automatic transmission means no skills required whatsoever. Clown makeup optional. Cons: 0–60 mph time equal to the remaining lifespan of the observable universe. Made from leftover Lada parts with fiberglass body panels. You really can’t make this stuff up. Price range: $1k–$3k, plus import costs. 1986–93 Moskvitch Aleko (Russia) Pros: This apparatchik-ordered copy of the French Simca 1307 was described as a “huge improvement” over previous Moskvitch efforts. Some models were equipped with Ford, Citroën or Peugeot engines. Cons: Received a safety rating of zero stars (out of four) by Russian officials. Let that sink in for a while. Build quality declined after the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. Price range: $1k–$3k, plus import costs. 1988–91 Wartburg 1.3 (East Germany) SOLD AT $40,150. First year of the government-mandated larger bumper (ugh). Easy to walk right by in its dark-green hue in the dimly lit parking garage where it was displayed, but heck, I just had to give my eyes a break from all the Americana and look it over. It had patina and looked ready to provide its new owner with miles of driving pleasure. Compare the result with the price guide’s median value of $51k and it appears as if the buyer got a good deal. #707-1984 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZES000620. Dark IndigoBlack/black leather. Odo: 52,402 miles. One of 881 reportedly produced for global markets in 1984. A purposeful finish in deep paint-tosample Dark Indigo-Black that’s better than driver-quality, but definitely not concours. Hood has a lot of nicks and microscratches. Wipers responsible for smudges on windshield. Rear wiper. Whale tail unscuffed. Black Fuchs wheels shod with Dunlops. Crisp interior flawless. Blaupunkt radio. Comes with import paperwork, original invoice, service manuals, toolkit and jack. Cond: 2. Pros: Uses a reliable 1.3-liter VW engine common to the Polo, paired to a 4-speed manual transmission. Engine output rated up to 64 horsepower. Big upgrade from the previous 2-stroke Wartburg 353. This was the last car made in East Germany. Over 150,000 were made and many found their way into the West after reunification. Cons: So ugly it should be called a Warthog. German tuner Irmscher’s special “New Line” edition is better but still manages to look like a strange imitation of a Volvo. Price range: $2k–$3k, plus import costs. ♦ 120 9114300676. Amazon Green/Camel leather. Odo: 49,664 miles. A highly original 911S in first owner’s possession until last year. No major flaws in driver-quality paint. Some rust underneath, but it doesn’t appear to be widespread. Factory sunroof. Yokohama tires wrapped around Fuchs wheels. Peering into inaccessible interior (doors are locked) reveals seats that are a little dirty, baggy visors, aftermarket Clarion radio and a/c. Unsoiled Porsche-inscribed carpets. “Has always been stored in a heated garage,” per auction catalog. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. For the U.S., 1980–85 930s were all gray-market cars. The ’84s weren’t as life-threatening as their older siblings, but still plenty fast, topping out at close to 175 mph. Marginally strong money achieved here (the price-guide median value is $75k), but not outlandish. Still, well sold. #334.1-1988 BMW M3 coupe. S/N: WBSAK0309J2197324. Red/black leather. Odo: 128,068 miles. A one-owner car. A challenge to fully document its virtues and flaws from its placement in the dimly lit parking garage. Locked doors don’t help, either. Nothing too serious to report, although what looks like a recent repaint in screaming red shows general overspraying. Rear window delaminating. Rear spoiler in good condition. Equipped with sunroof, dual exhaust and clean alloy wheels. Firestone Firehawk tires with good tread remaining. Interior looks in good condition, especially for mileage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. The E30 is generally acknowledged to be one of the best-driving road cars ever made. Most of the bidders lacked enthusiasm, paving the way for the buyer to scoop this up at a glaring discount from the price guide’s $53,500 median value. Well bought indeed, but even better if it gets repainted in a less in-your-face color. #789-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N: WDBBA48D2KA100164. Silver blue metallic/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 97,976 miles. Nicely settled-in paint shows well. Silver pinstriping has no voids. All lamps in good condition. Sizable scratch on front bumper. Original soft top fits well, plastic window’s dimpled and hazy. Doors open/shut with authority. Factory alloys unmarked. Fresh smell inside gets a thumbs-up. Passenger’s seat stiffer than driver’s. Underside of soft top is filthy. Carpeted lining under dash on driver’s side is loose, exposing a sticky resin. Wood inlay in center console cracked, shows wrinkling as well. Upgraded Kenwood stereo. Factory a/c, leather steering wheel, ABS and cruise control. Has owner’s manual and original keys. Clean CARFAX. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,100. This SL had its cosmetic issues, but none that required a major investment to rectify. These have hit bottom and are now showing signs of gentle appreciation. The buyer got a good deal, even considering the 98k miles, that harks back to those market-ebbing days. Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT maculate interior. Supple Stone (cream-colored) upholstery. Looks like fingerprint stains on passenger’s door armrest. Beautiful wood trim. Amenities include navigation, heated seats, and wood steering wheel. Adjustable Active Body Control suspension keeps the latte from spilling. Clean CARFAX. Cond: 2+. There’s room to spruce this one up and still come out ahead as they continue to gain in popularity. Rather well bought. #676-1995 BMW M3 Lightweight coupe. S/N: WBSBF9321SEH07179. Alpine White/ gray cloth. Reserve car. Car shines under the bright lights of the Expo Center. Exceptional paint and graphics; same with the outsized white rear spoiler. Tinted windows. “BMW Motorsport” inscription on excellent fivespoke alloys. Rides on Toyo tires. BMW Car Club of America sticker on right-side rear passenger’s window. Showroom condition inside. Sport seats covered in Anthracite Hurricane (translation: gray) cloth with red highlights. Toolkit, a/c, console valet, and radio delete (although I believe there is prewiring for a radio and two door speakers). Miles not recorded due to digital odo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,700. Modern Benzes seem to me to be out of place at an American-heavy sale such as B-J, but then I’m compelled to adjust my mindset when they sell at a price that exceeds the current market—just as this one did. Well sold, but buyer got a gently used, highly usable, powerful top-down SL. ITALIAN SOLD AT $121,000. M3s have a magic about them, and the Lightweight just may be the holy grail. These tipped the scales at 225 fewer pounds than their regular M3 coupe counterparts. Limited production of 126 cars virtually guarantees their future collectibility so long as they’re properly maintained. A thin market for these—only a couple have been to auction. The most recent was a ’95 at Gooding’s Amelia Island sale in March 2017 that traded at $145,750 (SCM# 6827716). The on-site SCM reporter noted that this was $5k below the bottom estimate, which, for comparison purposes, made our subject Lightweight a good deal. Well bought. #786-2006 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 convertible. S/N: WDBSK75F36F111140. Capri Blue Metallic/stone leather. Odo: 38,902 miles. A well-cared-for SL whose condition is better than its reportedly original low miles would suggest. Attractive color scheme. Smooth, straight paint. Panel fit just what you’d expect from a Mercedes. Lamps, glass good on no-hit body. Power retractable hard top down, can’t inspect. Nearly im- October 2018 #79-1979 FIAT 2000 convertible. S/N: 124CS20151879. Brown Bronze/tan canvas & tonneau/tan leather. Odo: 291 miles. Weber carburetion. Stated to have been sold new in California to one-time Surfer Magazine Editor Paul R. Haven. In his or his family’s ownership until 2009, when it was sold with 151 miles. Reportedly shown at three concours (specific events unknown) over ensuing five years, where it placed first, second and third. Purchased by current owner in 2014 with 276 miles on the odo. Straight paint, large crack at Fiat hood ornament. Chip on driver’s door. Door handles mottled, scratch on trunk. Large bumpers an eyesore on this relatively diminutive car. Rides on Champiro tires. Top down, couldn’t inspect. Clean tonneau. Nicely livedin interior. Seats offer great support. Excellent wood-trimmed dash and center console. Clear gauges. Wood shifter knob with clear gear markings. Engine bay not inspected. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,400. I’m not sure Brown Bronze was ever a factory color, but it sure looked good on this Spider. There was no men- 121


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT tion of a restoration, but I’ll speculate at least cosmetic work was done sometime before this was sold in 2009. Probably one of the nicest Spider 2000s in existence as well as one of the most expensive. I’m not sure this stratospheric price will be replicated anytime soon. Notes to self: Stay oxygenated, stay away from the bidders’ bar just as the car you want is crossing the block, and more importantly, avoid the grappa. Extremely well sold. #684-1984 DETOMASO PANTERA GT5 coupe. S/N: THPNBM09294. Red/ brown leather. Odo: 60,699 km. A Canadianspec GT5 that has received attention, resulting in a strong presentation. Miles seem original. Stated to be all matching numbers. Excellent deep red paint. No-ding wheelarches. Black outside mirrors, black rear metal bumper standard equipment. Straight panels, very good gaps. Windshield delaminating in driver’s corner. Unscuffed alloys. Impressive interior, with lightly creased upholstery, awesome wood-trimmed dash, and clear gauges. New stereo system. Baggy leather door linings, excellent wood inlays in doors. Window separating passenger’s compartment from engine bay is dirty. Clean carpets. Cond: 2+. this still sold at a bargain-basement price. It didn’t matter that it sought your attention behind the velvet ropes in the Expo Center; the Ferrari mystique counted for nil. Buyer should’ve made headlines for pulling off this heist, but instead nabbed this at roughly 65% off list price. Very well bought. AMERICAN #709-1929 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL SOLD AT $137,500. A beauty. Looked ready to be caught in the crosshairs of the law’s radar gun as its 345 horses are coaxed to a full gallop. Sold significantly north of the $105,500 median value per the price guide, but not an outlandish sum. Given its condition, I’d call it a fair deal for both buyer and seller. Now hoping the new owner hits the road so that a lucky few of us get to see it in its element. #683-2003 FERRARI 575M Maranello coupe. S/N: ZFFBV55A630133408. Silver/beige leather. Odo: 8,912 miles. Has led a sympathetic life. Low miles translate into no major flaws. Straight, purposeful paint. Good glass, lamps. Factory fender shields and upgraded five-spoke alloy wheels riding on Michelin Pilots. Seats show minimal wear, driver’s seat bottom lightly soiled. Glovebox padding is curdling. Black carpets clean. Comes with original books, tools, both keys, and full service documentation. Paddle-shifted F1 6-speed transmission propels this land-based missile soaring past 200 mph. Mileage from auction description. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $79,200. Are you kidding me? While not a Ferrari that’s on everyone’s must-have list, and even factoring in the expensive maintenance and parts replacement, BEST BUY SOLD AT $49,500. The Model 143, as well as the Model 133 (on a shorter 133-inch chassis), introduced an all-new straight 8-cylinder, Lhead engine that replaced Pierce’s earlier 6s. A well-presented Pierce bearing some patina must have been a hit with the Classics crowd. Sold at a slight premium over market, but given its serviceable condition, not enough to make the buyer have second thoughts. #653-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N: NH0013024. White/black canvas & tonneau/red & white vinyl. Odo: 1,164 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stunning frame-off 122 Sports Car Market 143 convertible. S/N: A4308. Grecian Bronze & Rodgers Deep Brown/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 62,670 miles. One of just 205 built in this body style. An older restoration. All brightwork has been replated. Flaking on front chrome bumper, rear has a matte finish. Excellent grille. Dual sidemounts. Rubber running boards in good shape. Temperature gauge on driver’s outside mirror; passenger has a mirror as well. Soft top fits well, is soiled; tear at passenger’s window. Rumble seat, right-side step-up platform rusting. Large black storage case on wood-trimmed luggage rack at rear. Modern rear triple taillights on each side. Whitewalls have lost their luster. Sparse, but nicely trimmed, clean interior. Seats are too cushy. Roll-down windows. Two rear-view mirrors, one shows flaking. CCCA Full Classic. Rides on a 143-inch wheelbase. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $99,000. 1953 marked the 50th anniversary of Buick, and GM celebrated with a limited run of 1,690 Skylark convertibles. This Skylark was well bought at a price far south of the $126,500 median value per the price guide. Lots of wiggle room here to make a generous profit when it comes time to sell. In the meantime, the new owner should enjoy this wonderful ode to ’50s American machinery. #700-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: E57S104740. Black & silver/black hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 50,410 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Presented with black hard top. Looks like a restored ’Vette, although no confirmation when restoration was performed. Handsome paint and silver side coves. Flaking at fuel-filler door. So-so brightwork. Door handles, rear bumpers scratched. Grille’s been polished. Single headlamps. Very good panels. Doors open/close like a vault—I was not expecting that kind of quality. Clear windshield, swirls in rear glass. Steel wheels polished, newer whitewalls. Stunning interior flawless. Factory AM radio. Okay license plate. Strong presentation let down big-time by a nasty-looking engine bay that’s been neglected. It looked like everything is there, but a real shock cosmetically considering the sharp exterior. From the Ashton Collection. Cond: 3+. restoration in the early 2000s. Paint, panels, glass and gaps still all excellent. Brightwork shows minor imperfections in spots. Very good rubber insulation. Soft top down, couldn’t assess condition. Whitewalls wrapped around Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. 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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Market Moment SOLD AT $58,300. In ’57 you could opt for the single 4-bbl, a dual-quad carburetor (like this car) or fuel injection. I wasn’t sure of the horsepower, as the 283 motor had a few power options available with the carbureted setups. Likely the 245-hp version rather than 270-hp. No matter which configuration was fitted with this car, the hammered price was well under the money for a no-questions car in good condition. This would’ve been assigned at least a “2-” rating, but the engine compartment brought it down. It just didn’t make sense and it seemed other bidders were skittish. Very well bought. #468-1958 EDSEL VILLAGER wagon. Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1972 Datsun 240Z Coupe Sold at $33,000 Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, June 21–23, 2018, Lot 142 Chassis number: HLS3059760 tuning. For these reasons, it’s always been rare to see a T completely stock one in the U.K. But recently, the top-selling Zs at auction on both sides of the Atlantic have been bone-stock — right down to the dustbin-lid wheel trims. Rather like the original Shelby GT350 alloys, these are hardly things of beauty, but they are a must-have for period correctness. This 1972 car was a case in point. It had a restoration completed in 2016, and the car got new paint, weatherstripping, struts and tires. The engine was rejuvenated with a new radiator, hoses, thermostat housing and ignition wires — plus a new clutch. The carburetors were new, too, from ZTherapy, suggesting our subject car may once have worn something more ambitious. With 82,300 miles claimed, the engine wouldn’t have needed a full rebuild. Perhaps most crucially in today’s market, this 240Z sported the original airbox and the dustbin-lid wheel trims — plus some rather fussy nerf bars front and rear. They did the smooth Goertz-influenced lines no favors, but they also looked as if they may have been on since the car arrived at the dealer. This was a 5-speed car, where many earlier U.S. imports made do with four, so it had just about everything going for it — apart from the rat’s nest of wiring hanging out under the dash on the passenger’s side. Perhaps this was related to the new Kenwood stereo with amplifier. This was the only jarring note on the car. The intriguing thing about the Z is that it has the swoopy looks and solid performance for its time, but it wafts older DNA. It’s always held up to be the spiritual successor to the Austin-Healey 3000. Drive one, and you feel faint echoes of Jaguar XK 120. Perhaps it’s the engine note.... These cars are ridiculously easy to look after, too, with Hitachi SU-clone carbs that don’t go out of tune. The valve-lash adjustment is by simple locknuts and screws. The SOHC layout was copied from Mercedes — and then Ford used it on the Pinto engine. Prices for the nicest cars appear broadly con- current on both sides of the Atlantic. Perhaps they are slightly cheaper in the U.S., where more were exported. This one looked to be about on the money. The best cars in the U.K. are now approaching $40k. That price is still a hair above the Skyline GT-R R33 (1995–97), which makes similar noises. You can buy the same 300-hp (ish) Nissan in the shape of the 350Z, the 240’s modern successor, for $15k. T-spec 300-hp R34 Skylines start at about $20k. Those wheel trims are about $300 a set when you can find them — but there must be loads of them forgotten in former Z owners’ garages. eBay alert! — Paul Hardiman 124 SOLD AT $26,400. Edsels were a complete flop back in the day, but the wagons especially are starting to pop up on the auction circuit, suggesting that they’re attaining collectible status. The market for one of these hasn’t moved in several years, as demonstrated by another Villager wagon that sold at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction back in January 2013 for exactly the same price paid here (SCM# 214974). A fair price for both buyer and seller. #672-1962 SHELBY COBRA 50th An- niversary roadster. S/N: CSX8969. Black/red leather. Odo: 508 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. One of 50 manufactured by Shelby American to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the slab-sided 289 Shelby. Car’s in fantastic condition, with just 508 break-in miles. Paint and brightwork gleam in the Expo Center. Cobra-branded wind wings. Wears Sports Car Market he 240Z has always had a loyal following, with great looks, faithful handling from its all-strut suspension and the basic strength of the 2.4liter SOHC straight 6 lending itself well to S/N: W8UT702216. Red & white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 88,095 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to be one of about 2,054 produced. Spent most of its life in Texas and Arizona before heading east in 2014. Terrific wagon in eye-catching two-tone red and white. Clean, nicely detailed throughout and not overdone. Paint has a few ripples. Chrome isn’t perfect, but most pieces show attention. Shiny steel wheels riding on whitewalls. Very good panels, shut lines, glass. Superb inside. Equipped with way-cool rotating speedo and gauge cluster, radio and optional compass. Statuette of female hula dancer atop underdash 45-rpm record player. Nifty Teletouch push-button shift on steering wheel. Wicker basket, black-and-white trunk, bongos and metal jug in rear cargo area complete the leisurely vibe. Power steering and brakes. Tidy underhood. Cond: 2-.


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT 50th Anniversary badging. Chrome wire wheels, Firestone tires. Tinted visors, one of them signed by Carroll Shelby. Flawless interior. Power derived from a ’67 289 engine with 375-hp rebuilt to K-code engine specs. Listed in the Shelby Registry. Cond: 1-. price was more than fair, but with a tip of the hat to the new owner. #688-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR convert- SOLD AT $126,500. We all know it’s a continuation car, and it’ll always carry a certain stigma. But for a lot of people who desire a Cobra and don’t have a million-plus-dollars spending money lying around, this is as close as they’re going to get to the real thing at a mere fraction of the cost. Now, if they can put up with the inevitable “Is it a real Cobra?” at every stoplight, then well worth the perfectly reasonable price paid here. Well bought and sold. #703-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N: 31847S119899. Black/ brown vinyl. Odo: 52,610 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks awesome under the Expo Center lights from 20 feet away, but closer inspection reveals swirls, scratches on hood and trunk. Crazing on rear chrome bumper. All lamps intact. Looks like permanent smudging on windshield. Very good panels and shut lines. Good weatherstripping. Dual rear antennas. Steel wheels with knockoffs, SS center caps. Tires show road use, but they have a lot of tread left. Clean and comfortable interior. Seats don’t show much wear. Very good chrome trim surrounding backs of front seats. Specks abound on chrome-trimmed center console. Excellent roof and door linings. AM radio with updated tape player. Clean carpets. Equipped with a/c, ps and pb. Engine bay not inspected. From the Ashton Collection. Cond: 2. ible. S/N: 8T03R21102703900. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 9,723 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Reserve car. Officially rated at 335 hp, but likely put out 400-plus horses. Older restoration dates to late ’90s, refreshed in early 2000s. All trim and ornamentation original or NOS. Gorgeous paint. So-so chrome. Front bumper has fisheyes and scratches; rear bumper mottled. Newer soft top in good condition and fits well. Glass rear window clear. Good panels, gaps, weatherstripping. Ten-spoke Shelby alloys. Clean underneath. Rebuilt factory chassis. Terrific interior features a fantastic wood veneer center console with two SW gauges, Cobrabranded shifter, and rim-blow tilt steering wheel. Seats have good give. Philco AM radio. Signed by Carroll Shelby on underside of trunk lid. Factory power steering. Tidy bay. Accompanied by restoration pics, Elite Marti Report, and letter of authentication from Jim Wicks, SAAC Regional Director and Event Chairman. Cond: 2+. $35,200. A rare coupe Pace Car. This needed some detail work to drive more eyeball on the show circuit, but at least you wouldn’t be starting from square one. Probably sparked some lively conversation in the years after it was introduced. Now, nearly 50 years later, perhaps a curio again. It lacked the morepowerful 396-ci motor, and that was a demerit against it. Still, a light winning bid in its current configuration. Well bought today. #432-1972 PONTIAC LEMANS con- NOT SOLD AT $130,000. A strong presentation, even if its display space in the newly built Expo Center was tight. A desirable car with added value conferred on it by the rare special-order WT6066 paint. A no-sale at $180k at Mecum’s Spring Classic back in May 2010 (SCM# 164480). For condition alone, the high bid was light compared to recent transactions. Seller was right to bring it home. #361-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SOLD AT $33,000. This was a really nicelooking car, although I don’t think black would be my first choice. No documents on hand proving its SS-ness, but VIN decodes to V8 Impala. Considering that the median value per the price guide is $35k, I’d say the hammered 126 RS/SS Indy Pace Car coupe. S/N: 124379N636993. White/black vinyl. Odo: 67,204 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 300 hp. Hard top. A Z10-code Camaro with the Indy Pace Car accent package that includes the white exterior, orange striping and black vinyl interior. Paint’s holding up pretty well, bubbles on trunk. Average chrome, scratches on front bumper, rocker panels crazed. Hidden headlights. Outside mirrors heavily mottled. Panel fit probably as good as factory spec. Good glass. Wheels show no sign of curb rash or other damage. Rides on newer Goodyear F7014s. Interior dull, showing its age, has a musty odor. Seats wrinkled. Wood inlay in dash very nice. Major cracks in dash at cowl. Delco AM/ FM stereo cassette, a/c, front disc brakes. Engine bay not inspected. Cond: 3. SOLD AT vertible. S/N: 2D67X2P133151. Green/black vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 89,029 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with numbersmatching 455 HO motor. Reported to be one of 33 built. Recipient of a seemingly recent frame-off restoration that’s brought this close to as-new condition. Beautiful paint fits this car to a tee. Ram Air hood. Endura bumper. No-nick tinted windows. Dual exhaust. Power top’s down, couldn’t assess condition. Clean Rally wheels shod with Firestone white-letter Wide Oval tires. Excellent glass, panels, gaps. Wonderful interior with excellent upholstery. Loaded with many options. Rally gauge cluster and unitized ignition. Has factory a/c, AM radio, center console and power steering and brakes. Looks like Rick Hendrick’s autograph on passenger’s headrest. Tidy engine bay. Includes PHS paperwork and repro window sticker. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,400. An incredibly rare car in a striking presentation. A no-sale most recently at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale this past January at $20k (SCM# 6861447). Before that, sold at B-J’s Palm Beach auction in April 2012 at $68,200 (SCM# 4773418). Sold two years earlier in May 2010 at Mecum’s Spring Classic at $60,950 (SCM# 1686411). Has been driven only 74 miles since 2012. High bid wasn’t serious at Mecum this past January, but today offered a more sobering appraisal compared to six and eight years ago. A market-correct transaction. © Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA Le Mans Classic 2018 An exceptional result: a world-record price of $3,685,369 for a very original 1963 300SL Roadster Company Artcurial Motorcars Date July 7, 2018 Location Le Mans, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 62/109 Sales rate 57% Sales total $14,883,290 High sale 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $3,685,369 Buyer’s premium A new sales record for 300SL Roadsters that will be hard to beat — 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, sold at $3,685,369 16% up to $1,055,160; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.85) Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics T he growth of Le Mans Classic since its creation in 2002 in undeniable: The number of historic racing cars continues to increase event after event, drivers come from all over the world to attend, toppe off by an increasing number of attending car cl exhibitors and activities. Organizer Peter A together with the Automobile Club de l’Oue counted over 135,000 visitors — an increase o 10% over the 2016 edition. This biennial event is also the stage for an auction by Artcurial. As Europe was suffering from a heat wave, it was choking hot in the tent where Hervé Poulain and his two accomplices Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff staged their almost-six-hour show. As always, they did it with much humor, and this time the old master even sang, together with Lamoure. There was at least one exceptional result: a world-record price for a very original, aluminum 1963 Mercedes 300SL Roadster, which sold for a staggering $3,685,369 on behalf of the Swedish state. It was offered alongside a low-mileage 1956 Gullwing in original condition that brought $1,187,876. In other words, the entry of the Swedes alone accounted for almost 33% of the total turnover. Nine supercars from a Swiss collection, mostly with only hundreds of miles on the clock — two Ferraris, 128 Le Mans, FRA three Lambos, two Rolls-Royces, a Porsche and an Aston Martin One-77 Q-Series — accounted for the larger part of the young cars in this sale. I counted 11 cars from 2010 and newer. The Swiss cars all were in showroom condition, but only three of them reached their reserve. On the other hand, only one pre-war example was among the offered cars: a very nice looking Citroën Traction 11BL cabriolet. But it didn’t find a new home as it was bid to a meager $105k, almost $20k below its reserve. The poster car of the sale, a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Group 4, finishing 5th overall in that year’s 24 Hours, was bid to $6,330,960, but the low estimate was set at a very ambitious $7.6 million. It is the second time in three years that it failed to sell. It was offered at the Keno Bros. auction in New York in 2015, where it failed to sell at $4.8 million. The offer was much better now, but the reserve price is out of reach for a car that didn’t win any major prize or was piloted by racers of world fame. No fewer than 22 Porsches were on offer. Highest seller was a 964 Carrera RS from 1991 at $181,675. Most notable non-seller was a white-over-blue Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight at $1,113,780. I still wonder why. ♦ $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2016 2014 2012 Sales Totals


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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA ENGLISH #25-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 Maurice Gomm special roadster. S/N: 804418DN. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Nice-looking ’50s racer in excellent condition. Everything looks new, with period touches. Originally, the body was built to special order by Maurice Gomm for a prewar Alta Grand Prix car. Eventually, the Alta was restored to its former glory and the body was discarded until it was united with the chassis of a Jaguar XK 140. The gearbox was sourced from an E-type, and an auto-locking diff was fitted. New dampers, disc brakes at the front and lots of other modern components make it very usable, but not fit for historic racing. Cond: 2-. #16-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 876369. Light blue metallic/ blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 11 miles. Sold new to the U.S. Rare flat floor with welded louvers in the hood. Perfect restoration both inside and out, carried out five years ago by Dutch company CRS Vreeland. Matching numbers. Straight panels and perfect shut lines. Odometer zeroed with restoration; car hardly ever used since. Dutch title and Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate. Cond: 2+. #15-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N: 888261. Silver metallic/beige leather. Odo: 41 miles. High-quality restoration by the Dutch company CRS Vreeland. Body, interior and engine have all been stripped down and completely refurbished. Matching numbers, but probably not matching colors. Chromed wires with new rubber ial Le Mans, FRA ENGLISH #25-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 Maurice Gomm special roadster. S/N: 804418DN. Bri curial Le Mans, FRA ENGLISH #25-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 Maurice Gomm special roadster. S/N: 804418DN. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Nice-looking ’50s racer in ex- cellent condition. Everything looks new, with period touches. Originally, the body was built to special order by Maurice Gomm for a pre- war Alta Grand Prix car. Eventually, the Alta was restored to its former glory and the body was discarded until it was united with the chassis of a Jaguar XK 140. The gearbox was sourced from an E-type, and an auto-locking diff was fitted. New dampers, disc brakes at the front and lots of other modern components make it very usable, but not fit for historic racing. Cond: 2-. #16-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 876369. Light blue metal- lic/ blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 11 miles. Sold new to the U.S. Rare flat floor with welded louvers in the hood. Perfect restoration both inside and out, carried out five years ago by Dutch company CRS Vreeland. Matching numbers. Straight panels and perfect shut lines. Odometer zeroed with restoration; car hardly ever used since. Dutch title and Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate. Cond: 2+. #15-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N: 888261. Silver metallic/beige leather. Odo: 41 miles. High-quality restora- tion by the Dutch company CRS Vreeland. Body, interior and engine have all been stripped down and completely refurbished. Matching numbers, but probably not matching colors. Chromed wires with new rubber NOT NOT SOLD AT $316,548. Maurice Gomm was a coachbuilder, very active in the postwar British racing scene, building bodies for Lola, Ford, Tyrell, and Ralt, to name a few. But that doesn’t add much to the value of this car, in my opinion. This car looks impressive enough, but is not much more than some kind of hybrid, an XK 140 in disguise. The price offered should have clinched the deal. #79-1959 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N: TS40928E. British Racing Green/black vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 16,521 miles. Recently completely restored example of this lively little roadster. Straight panels with better-than-new fit. Excellent brightwork. Freshly reupholstered interior. New Moto-Lita steering wheel. Options include side curtains, new tonneau cover and painted wires, which are a bit dirty. Nicely restored and detailed engine compartment. French title. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $272,513. From the same collection as Lot 15, the 3.8-L coupe, and also without any documents or photographs of the restoration. Early E-type roadsters are highly desirable even without history, as is proven by the very healthy price this specimen reached. In this same sale, a perfect flat-floor convertible with very rare outside-hood latches and 52 years of single-family ownership (Lot 55) was bid to $281k but failed to reach its reserve, set at an optimistic $328k. #85-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N: HBT7L18666. Blue & cream/black canvas/blue vinyl. Odo: 1,778 km. Benefited from a complete, quality restoration a few years ago. Shiny and in attractive color combo. Straight and with better-thannew panel fit. Excellent chrome. Interior looks newish, but piping torn in places. Moto-Lita steering wheel. Full weather equipment in perfect condition, including plexiglass side screens. Engine and transmission refurbished. Triple-carb motor has large aluminum radiator and polished aluminum rocker cover. Sports exhaust manifold added. Chrome wires shod with new Avon tires. Important file of invoices. French carte grise. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $134,826. To me, very much a new car with old looks. Median value for these coupes is $99,000 in the SCM price guide. In this case, price offered probably doesn’t cover the restoration expenses. The fact that there was not a single document or picture of the restoration is odd, and probably deterred potential buyers. #64-2012 ASTON MARTIN ONE-77 Q-Series coupe. S/N: SCFGFXXX4BGS17734. Black/black leather. Odo: 363 miles. Showroom condition with only 360 miles on the clock. Developed for eclipsing any previous Aston Martin road car and some hypercars of the competition, too, with 750 hp the most powerful normally aspirated road car at that time. Very sculptural design, up to the smallest details. The Q version stands out with its red spoiler and rear trunk spoiler, while the interior is dressed in its quasi-totality of carbon and the most noble materials. Swiss papers mean that import tax is due should the car remain in the E.U. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $41,925. Popular, affordable and very usable classic. This one looked very well restored with no expenses spared. Sold close to its low estimate, so rather well bought, even though the model’s median value in SCM’s Pocket Price Guide is only $24,500. 130 SOLD AT $114,595. Looked as if it just left the shop. Ticks all the boxes. Valued $76,500 in the price guide, but estimate was higher here, and rightfully so. Sold well over high estimate, which looks fair to me for such a nice example. NOT SOLD AT $1,993,080. The One-77 model was limited to 77 specimens. Then followed an even-more-exclusive series of seven Q-Series. The Aston Q department is dedicated to special orders and customization, and is of course a nod to the Q Branch of that famous Aston client, 007. Part of a Swiss collection of nine supercars, although in the league of this Aston, one does not speak of supercars, but of hypercars. Only three cars of this collection found a new taker. Cars like these are generally bought as an investment and not to be used. One telephone bidder offered close to $2 million, leaving a small margin for future ROI, but that wasn’t enough for the seller. To me, it was plenty. Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA FRENCH #17-1937 CITROËN 11CV Traction HBL cabriolet. S/N: 372149. Bordeaux Red/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 32,093 km. Restored some five years ago in Germany. Classic color combo for this model. Excellent paint and panel fit, good chrome. Marchal high beams. Michelin rims with good Michelin X tires. Refurbished interior with Quillery steering wheel and non-period Becker radio. Mechanicals including gearbox overhaul. Smooth-running engine. Converted to 12V and alternator fitted. Large file including certificate of authenticity. Dutch title. Cond: 2. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 8 #40-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N: 1980406500180. Elfenbein/ black leather. Odo: 67,470 km. Very original Gullwing. Very old quality respray, but with damage at the left front and rear right. Overall, paint is cracked and scratched, but with nice patina. Bumpers not very shiny and rest of brightwork showing age. Unusual big high beams at the front, a Swedish trademark. Original black leather interior with exceptional patina. Wooden Nardi steering wheel. Ceiling with bad moisture stains. ’60s radio. Engine bay dirty, with all stickers missing. Old tires. Abundant period documentation. Swedish registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,685,369. The 11th-from-last built. Sold at the request of the Swedish government in aid of a charitable association, as the original owner had no heirs. A car that really ticks all the boxes, except for overall presentation. Despite that, it set a new record for 300SL Roadsters, and one that will be hard to beat. One bidder in the room and two on the telephone, one of whom eventually had the last word. #81-1964 PORSCHE 356SC cabriolet. S/N: 160634. Irish Green/black canvas/brown vinyl. Odo: 93,644 km. In same ownership for over 40 years. Old restoration still holding up well, with nice patina. Good shut lines and brightwork. Interior done at the same time as body and presents very well. Period radio. Beige soft top in good condition. Chrome luggage rack. Well-kept engine bay, with matching-numbers engine. Service log book, tool kit, invoices, pics and condition report. French title. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $105,516. The only pre-war car of the sale. France is probably the best market for these convertibles. Low estimate of $123k looked realistic for such a nice and authentic example, yet bidding never came close to that figure. Seller was right to drive it back home. #20-1960 DB HBR5 Coach surbaissé coupe. S/N: 1204. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 3,597 km. Body of laminated fiberglass in good condition. Originally white, repainted in 2012. Right headlight cover cracked. Marchal high beams. Correct rims with integrated cooling fins, quick-fill fuel cap. Clean interior with reupholstered seats in blue vinyl. Wooden steering wheel. Clean gray carpeting. Panhard air-cooled, twin-stroke, twin-cylinder power. Well kept mechanically, with refurbished brakes, new dampers and new wiring loom. Twin carburetors recently restored. Seems ready to be enjoyed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,187,876. From the same Swedish collector as the record-breaking 300SL Roadster (Lot 39). Sold at the request of the Swedish government in aid of a charitable association. Oozing with charm. As the car has been standing still since 1973, some expensive recommissioning awaits the new owner. Hopefully the charm and originality will be preserved. Hence no bargain, as one might think on seeing the hammer price, but surely very well bought. TOP 10 No. 4 #39-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N: 1989820000184. White/black canvas, black hard top/ red leather. Odo: 1,372 km. One-owner 300SL with incredible low mileage. Despite that, it received a new layer of paint, which is surely not beneficial as it is of rather poor quality. Chrome is not top, either. Exterior mirror missing, leaving two holes in right fender. Black hard top on the car; canvas top still in original crate. Old Continentals need replacing. Immaculate red leather interior. Engine very dusty, but with all stickers in place. Has desirable aluminum block and disc brakes at the front. Exceptional original documentation. Swedish title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $135,558. One of 10 lowered, lightweight Deutsch Bonnet cars built. First owner Jacques Baudon ordered it for competition purposes, and the car competed in some major French races such as the Tour Auto in 1960 and ’61. Eligible for most major events. A few of its counterparts were hurtling down the Mulsanne Straight while this one found a new owner. One of the rare cars at this sale selling close to its high estimate. Fair both ways. 132 SOLD AT $174,688. Last and most powerful iteration of this convertible and therefore best quoted, with a median price of $167,000 in the price guide. Sold close to its high estimate. Fairly well sold. #36-1973 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N: 9113310863. Oxford Blue/black polyester/ beige vinyl. Recently refreshed with new paint in original Oxford Blue. Straight panels and good shut lines. Brushed stainless hoop panel good and straight. Additional Hella high beams. Most of the rubber looks new. Refurbished leather seats and new carpeting. Blaupunkt radio-cassette. Rare factory a/c. Clean engine bay. Comes with Porsche Classic certificate, invoices and all its booklets. French title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $167,700. A very charming car in excellent condition. I have seen lesser Targas sell for more than this. In the SCM price guide, the median value of the S-model Targa is still $201k, so someone got a great deal today. Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA #50-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe. S/N: 9113600994. Grand Prix White/black cloth. Odo: 218 km. Nutand-bold restoration some 14 years ago and little used since. Impeccable presentation with original windows and engine cover, with fiberglass spoiler. Two options only: limited-slip differential and heated rear window. Oil cooler at the front is later addition. Original Recaro seats in good shape, smaller steering wheel, red Sabelt harnesses, bare door trim as it should be. Clean engine completely overhauled less than two years ago. Belgian title. Cond: 2-. $130k at Silverstone in September 2015 (SCM# 6787194). It looks like some cosmetic work was carried out prior to this sale. Now sold mid-estimate, which looks fair both ways, but again underlining that Porsches are doing well in a market that is returning to more moderation. #35-1993 PORSCHE 911 RSR 3.8 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZPS496086. Fly Yellow/ yellow & black cloth. Odo: 4,220 km. Brandnew client version of a true racing car, one of 51 built. Only 4,220 km from new and never used for racing. Stripped interior, Recaro seat and roll cage. Special 120-liter fuel tank aimed at endurance racing. Original free exhaust system, additional gearbox and original lightweight windows with the car. Full history, with four owners from new. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 1. second. They always represent good value, even with relatively low—but compared to its auction siblings still rather high—mileage. This one sold mid-estimate, proving that mileage does not really affect the popularity of this model. Fairly well sold. #69-2014 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS GT AMG Final Edition convertible. S/N: WMX1974781A011124. Gunmetal Gray/red canvas/ red & black leather. Odo: 230 km. Virtually new car with only 230 km on the odometer. Final Edition means that only 350 of both coupes and convertibles were made. With 591 hp, they have 20 hp more than the normal SLS. Sports a carbon-fiber bonnet and spoiler, and a big non-retractable spoiler at the rear. Red soft top complements the matte Anthracite paint. Interior in black leather with red inserts is impeccable. French title. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,113,780. Rare Lightweight version of the famed 1973 2.7 RS, one of 200 built. Caution is always mandatory with these, be they Lightweights or Tourings. This sale had one of each. The history of the orange Touring was not completely transparent, and it was a no-sale at $496k, which seemed logical to me. This Grand Prix White example had documents and documentation in abundance— maybe too much, I was told by a man from the trade. Bidding went swiftly—too swiftly?—to over $1 million. Yet it was reported as not sold: a conundrum to me. #78-1991 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZNS490443. Red/ gray & black leather. Odo: 85,123 km. Sold new in Italy. Good general condition. Relatively low mileage, given its age. Has had a respray in its original Guards Red, as is visible in some places. Unscathed original magnesium wheels. Well-kept interior with black and gray leather bucket seats, the one on the driver’s side a bit baggy. Red Sparco roll bar. Engine bay well maintained; last service carried out in 2015, with only a little over 500 km since. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. British title, full history. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $797,232. Finding such a rarity with such transparent history in such a great condition and with such low mileage is a unique opportunity for any collector. Unfortunately, none of them were available, it seems. Or maybe the reserve was set a bit too high? I think not, as RM Sotheby’s sold a similar car—with only 765 km on the clock—at this year’s Amelia sale for $1,270,000 (SCM# 6863809). #71-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N: WBAEJ11060AF79027. Silver metallic/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 63,495 km. Threeowner, regularly maintained car, as testified by accompanying documentation. Mileage unusually high for a Z8 presented at auction. Straight panels, good shut lines and paint in well-kept condition. Unscathed rims shod with excellent Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Interior in beautiful state of presentation. Soft top said to have been redone. Original accessories include hard top with support and cover, tonneau cover, “fillet net” and Motorola cell phone. Comes with service log book and manuals. Recently serviced. French title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $649,838. There were two Final Editions in the sale: a coupe and this convertible, both with only a few hundred km on the clock. While the normal SLS models sell well under their original list price now, the Final Editions are doing very well, in line with the other limited-edition supercars—and we are not even talking about the Black Edition. The coupe (Lot 68) sold just under mid-estimate for $573k, and this convertible did almost $70k better, although the new price was only some $12k higher than that of the Gullwing SLS. A good ROI for both, and, of course, for the seller. #67-2015 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG convertible. S/N: WDDJK7EAXFF037013. Black/black leather. Odo: 30 km. Number 19 out of the 19 World Championship Collector’s Hamilton Edition produced and based on the SL63 AMG. A plaque inside the car refers to this number and the 19th Grand Prix of that season, Abu Dhabi, with the design of that circuit stitched in the carpets. Delivery km only and in showroom condition. Considered to have never been on the road, which makes it even more exceptional. Originally delivered to the Royal Family of Qatar. Czech title. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,675. Lightweight sports version, of which only 2,500 units were produced, according to the catalog. Was a no-sale at 134 SOLD AT $230,588. 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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA SOLD AT $300,463. To commemorate the F1 title for the 2014 season, Mercedes built a series of 38 cars equally divided into two sets of 19 units (referring to 19 Grand Prix races in 2014), the Rosberg version and the Hamilton version. The first one was in White Glacier with silver inserts and matching upholstery, while the other version had the opposite, black color and highlighted in gold accessories. The cars had a list price of close to $450k. Last year, Artcurial sold a similar car (no. 8) for $324k at their Mercedes sale in Paris. This one went for $24k less, notwithstanding that the price included VAT (20%), but still well over its low estimation of $258k. I guess that’s closer to the price of a normal SL63 AMG. In that respect, well bought. ITALIAN #94-1966 LAMBORGHINI 400GT 2+2 coupe. S/N: 0595. Black/black leather. Odo: 11,630 km. Sold new in Switzerland as a Silver Gray with black interior 2+2. Exported into Germany 1988. Body restored to high level. Straight panels with good fit. Chrome surroundings on driver’s side windows uneven. Shiny Borrani wires with new Vredestein rubber. Interior still original, in very good and clean condition with inimitable patina. Period Becker radio. Chrome sills at driver’s side scratched. Nicely detailed engine compartment. German papers. Cond: 2. (SCM# 6588787) to the current owner, who put quite some effort into it. Hammer price now is surely on the cheap side for a P400, but still with some ROI for the seller. Fair both ways. (See profile, p. 82.) #52-1968 FIAT 500 Gamine roadster. S/N: 110F1768057. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 18,720 km. Body said to be restored completely around 2000. Still presents very well. Decent panel fit. Brightwork overall in good condition. Vinyl interior in excellent condition. Original engine and gearbox completely overhauled during restoration. Low mileage appears genuine. French title. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $503,100. This car was offered at the RM Sotheby’s sale in London in September 2017, where it didn’t sell at $443,687 (SCM# 6851273). It was now offered with a reserve of $410k, but sold for considerably more. A very nice silver 1966 350 (Lot 31) with a reserve of $528k was a non-sale at $492,408 at this same auction. #30-1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 coupe. S/N: 3649. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 11,974 km. Left the factory in Silver Gray with Mustard leather and became the demonstrator of the French Lamborghini importer. Numerous owners and repainted more than once. Non-original engine from S model rebuilt and major other works carried out by current seller, with invoices for over $85k. Body looks very well cared for. Black leather interior with some patina. Chrome of door sills scratched. Decent Michelin MVX rubber. French Carte Grise. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $978,251. The fact that the opening bid was a mere $700k tells a tale. History of this car is a bit sketchy. It was sold a first time by Artcurial in October 2013 for $629,010 136 SOLD AT $25,155. Quite rare roadster, of which only 400 were built in two series between 1967 and 1971. The original idea came from a Fiat dealer in Monaco. A tiny 2-seater convertible, almost in the league of the beach cars. Ideal for sunny sea resorts. Sold midestimate, fair both ways. #92-1968 MASERATI MISTRAL 4000 coupe. S/N: AM109A11584. Blue metallic/ blue leather. Odo: 73,576 km. Originally light blue, believed to be repainted only once. Good panel fit. Brightwork shows some speckling. Slight damage around passenger’s door. Headlights and bumpers recently replaced. Original blue leather interior cracked and wrinkled. Rare factory a/c. Original rubber. Good Borrani wires seem to have been redone since last sale, shod with fairly new Goodyear snow tires. Lucas injection system recently overhauled. Stainless-steel exhaust. Engine Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA bay clean, with signs of regular maintenance. Car in good driver condition. French car since day one. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $134,826. Three-owner car. One of 828 built and with a rare 4.0-L engine. Sold at the Artcurial Rétromobile sale 2012 for $65,849 (SCM# 4776308). Bid now to double that amount, although the car is generally in the same condition. Offer looked market-correct for condition to me. #93-1968 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 coupe. S/N: AM115491486. Blue metallic/ beige leather. Odo: 63,045 km. U.S. model partially restored in the U.S. then imported into Europe at the end of the 1980s. Good paint but with some cracks. Bumpers look new. New, non-original 17-inch rims instead of 15 inches, but with identical look. Nicely reupholstered interior. Non-period Yamaha radio-CD. Chrome sills at driver’s side uneven. Rebuilt 4.7-L engine replacing original 4.9 and recently serviced. Brakes and steering box said to have been refurbished. German title. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,330,960. Bought by Luigi Chinetti from the factory for $11,630 (copy of check on file). This car’s best moment was a 5th overall finish at Le Mans in 1971 and winning the Energy Index (lowest fuel consumption). Was a no-sale at Keno Bros. in New York 2015 for $4.8m (SCM# 6788244). No legendary drivers raced it, and its track record is not really impressive, yet it was heading into this sale with an impressive and very optimistic low estimate of $7.6m. Only one bidder on the phone. Highest bid came from the room, surpassing the New York bid by $1.5m. Seller should have accepted it in my opinion, or is he not really interested in selling it? #44-1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO L Series coupe. S/N: 01106. Red/black leather. Odo: 97,190 km. Originally delivered in Germany in Giallo Dino, with black vinyl interior. Completely disassembled and restored some 10 years ago, including a new leather interior. Good panels and paint, excellent brightwork. Original center-lock rims freshly repainted. Recent ANSA exhaust. Perfect engine bay. French carte grise. Cond: 3. for close to $60k on file. British title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $684,775. Scaglietti built some 121 Daytona Spyders back in 1971–72. Other Daytonas were sacrificed to make Spyders at a lesser price. This is one of them, but the work looks well executed, although you could only tell that after driving it, which we obviously didn’t. A real Spyder is listed in the SCM price guide at $2,365,000. This one sold mid-estimate for the price of a decent coupe. Well bought if you can live with the knowledge that it is only a conversion. NOT SOLD AT $164,136. Sold in 2011 at Artcurial in Paris for $81,259 against a high estimation of $57k (SCM# 2898665). It was then described as a car in driver condition with paint okay, clean mags, chrome pickled, dirty interior and disconnected a/c. Obviously, the current owner had some serious work done. A proper 4.9 is now rated $286k in the price guide. The reserve price for this very well-presenting hybrid was set at a realistic $211k, but bidding never came close. #84-1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Group 4 Competizione coupe. S/N: 12467. Eng. # 251. Red/black leather. Odo: 16,660 km. Fully prepared by Ferrari factory to Group 4 spec. and delivered directly to the team at the Le Mans circuit in 1971. Battle scars all over, but straight panels and good panel fit. Sidepipes. Interior worn, with oxidation marks on aluminum. Engine compartment detailed and attractive. Original engine block included in the sale. Fully documented racing history. Ferrari Classiche certification in process. Cond: 3+. #95-1975 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP400 Periscopio coupe. S/N: 1120062. Yellow/Cognac leather. Odo: 5,923 km. Sold new in Saudi Arabia. Restored in Italy to concours condition with invoices and photographs on file. Odometer zeroed in the process and still bears a very low mileage today. Last year, it benefited from a complete mechanical revision costing over $34k. Full history. German title. Cond: 2+. TOP 10 No. 10 SOLD AT $349,375. The 246 Dinos were produced in three series, the L, M and E series, totaling 3,883 units (coupes and Spyders). The early L-series cars are the rarest, with only 357 built. They are readily distinguishable by the center-lock wheels. The median value of the SCM price guide for a 246 GT is set at $341k. The early L-series examples tend to bring a little more than later models. This fine example sold close to its low estimate; I’d say advantage to the buyer. #70-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N: 12799. Red/black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 25,701 km. Quality conversion by Bacchelli & Villa in 1974. Straight body except for big dent in top of trunk lid. Good paint and brightwork. Campagnolo rims look new. Nicely patinated interior with typical striped Daytona bucket seats. Engine looks very clean; said to have been rebuilt in 2016 by the Sauro company in Bologna, with invoices “ October 2018 SOLD AT $1,145,951. Early example of the Countach, first presented in 1974. Of the Periscopio, with a recess in the roof, only some 110 were produced. Valued $1.2m in the SCM price guide, this perfect example was offered with a high estimate of $1,172,000. This road-legal UFO, as auctioneer Poulain called it, went for a few thousand dollars less. Fair both ways. Scaglietti built some 121 Daytona Spyders back in 1971–72. Other Daytonas were sacrificed to make Spyders at a lesser price. This is one of them. 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder ” 137


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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) #11064. 1993 Mazda RX-7 Touring. S/N JM1FD3319P0203645. 15,000 miles. “TwinTurbocharged 1.3L 13B-REW rotary, 5-speed manual transmission, Touring package, HKS downpipe, Racing Beat Cat-Back Exhaust, Koni shocks, thicker sway bar, December 2017 service.” Condition: 1. Artcurial Le Mans, FRA #46-1985 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N: ZFFTA17B000057271. Red/black leather. Odo: 25,320 km. Another red Testarossa with black interior. Completely original and with low mileage. Paint redone and in excellent condition. Well-kept interior in accordance with low mileage. Good panel fit and rubber. Engine bay very clean. Recent major service including belts for over $16k. French registration, original instruction book and stamped service manual. Cond: 2-. and all manuals. Swiss title, meaning some extra taxes due (around 6%) on the selling price. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $35,000. This Mazda is the third generation of the RX-7, also known by FD3S (the chassis code for the Japanese model) or just “FD” for short. We are still almost 10 years away from being able to import some really interesting models of the FD3S, but this is a great example of a U.S. model. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 7/23/18. #11215. 2001 Honda S2000. S/N JHMAP11471T002009. 22,000 miles. “2.0-Liter VTEC inline-4, 6-speed manual transmission, limited-slip differential, factory hard top, one owner since 2002, stock configuration.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $209,625. Part of a supercar collection, and fastidiously kept in a temperaturecontrolled facility in Switzerland. All cars were delivered new in the Middle East and have very low mileage of fewer than 1,700 km. Of the nine cars offered here, only three found takers. This one sold just over its low estimate. A bargain if it suits you. SOLD AT $152,328. A rare—one of fewer than 400—monospeccio, which means with only one rear-view mirror. A rare feature, along with the excellent original condition, making this an interesting offer. Sold mid-estimate; market price is right on target here. SOLD AT $24,500. The S2000 is a departure from traditional Honda models. This is a 2-seat convertible with rear-wheel drive, which you usually don’t expect from Honda. It isn’t a classic yet, but get this car now before prices drop and it becomes a heavily modified bargain sports car. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 7/27/18. #11032. 1998 Acura Integra Type R. S/N JH4DC2317WS002039. 48,057 miles. “1.8-liter VTEC inline-4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, #35 of approximately 1,000 examples produced for 1998, new timing belt and drive belts, new water pump and thermostat, new battery, spark plugs, fluids, new Yokohama S-Drive tires.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $44,500. The market loves this car. Bring-A-Trailer has had 10 ITRs up in the past three months, and three of them are live as I write this. Two sold on eBay during that period as well. Only 4,000 of these cars were made for the U.S. market. About 30,000 were made for the Japan market, making the USDM version more rare. Great examples are setting the market at this price, but the used and modified hover around $12,000. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 7/20/18. ♦ 138 SOLD AT $86,645. Another red Ferrari with beige interior. The Modena is not the bestselling Ferrari on the second-hand market, and this color combo certainly is no plus. The spider version does a little better, but will never be a hit either. This one had a lowish high estimate of $70k compared to the median value of $89k in our price guide. Hammer price was close to this figure. Advantage to the seller. #56-2013 FERRARI F12 coupe. S/N: ZFF74UHT0E0197284. Black/red leather. Odo: 302 km. With a mileage of only 302 km, this sports car can be deemed new. Black exterior with black-and-red leather interior, showroom condition. Serviced only a year ago, then with 212 km on the clock. Comes with a cover #66-2004 FERRARI 360 Modena Spider. S/N: ZFFYT53B000135623. Red/black canvas/ beige leather. Odo: 23,000 km. Low-mileage car. Good panel fit, but slightly damaged at the right front. Alloys are all scratched. Beige leather interior in excellent condition. Canvas top okay, but rear window rather opaque. Belt service performed six years ago and, according to the auction catalog, it is due for a service to meet the manufacturer’s requirements. French title. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. JAPANESE #91-1991 TOYOTA CELICA ST165 TC 4-55 coupe. S/N: JT1LST16500010089. White & red/black cloth. Meticulously restored and prepared for historic rally events by Toyota Team Europe’s workshop manager. Perfect both inside and out. Original configuration as seen in the 1991 Acropolis Rally where the car finished 2nd in the hands of multiple world champion Carlos Sainz. Important list of spare parts included. Full history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $195,650. An authentic factory car and highly competitive for historic rallies and related events. A unique opportunity. Not much enthusiasm in the room, though. Sold close to its low estimate at a price probably just covering preparation costs. No comps, but very well bought, in my opinion. (See profile, p. 94.)© Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market ™


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Mecum Auctions Denver, CO Denver 2018 Muscle rules at Mecum Denver, as a restomod 1970 Plymouth Barracuda brings $181,500 Company Mecum Auctions Date June 8–9, 2018 Location Denver, CO Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 367/513 Sales rate 72% Sales total $9,855,225 High sale 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible, sold at $181,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices The high sale for the auction, and worth every penny — 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible, sold at $181,500 Report and photos by Daren Kloes Market opinions in italics I f your idea of a typical vintage automobile auction conjures images of draped stages dressed in muted colors with well-dressed auctioneers placed off to the side calling in pleasant British accents, you haven’t attended a Mecum event. Loud, bold, brash and fun, these sales are more akin to a WWE match than a Christie’s-style auction house. No stuffed shirts here, and it’s a style that has worked well for the high-volume auction company for nearly 30 years. On June 8 and 9, Mecum brought its red-carpet event back to the huge Colorado Convention Center for the fourth time. Its brightly lit red-and-yellow stage saw more than 500 cars cross the block, consisting mostly of American muscle cars, resto-mods, street rods, and a sprinkling of imports and classics. Recently hot auction commodities were well represented, including 10 FJ Toyota Land Cruisers, two Volkswagen Sambas, and five first-series Broncos. Surprisingly, there were even six Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliners. Given Mecum’s penchant for muscle, it was no sur- prise that the high sale of the weekend went to a restomod 1970 Plymouth Barracuda convertible. Brightly 140 Denver, CO adorned in Pearl Plum Crazy paint, its nearly electric color looked perfectly at home among the neon lights surrounding the block where it achieved $181,500. Adding to the list of top performers were a ’68 Mustang resto-mod at $143,000, and a Volkswagen 21-window Samba at $118,250. Other significant sales included a factory-equipped, dualcarburetor E-code ’57 Ranchero for $110,000 and a ’69 Shelby GT350 fastback at $107,250. Notable no-sales included a 2006 Ford GT bid to $250k and a 1970 GTO Judge convertible denied sale at a $150,000 bid. Overall, the auction grossed nearly $10 million with an impressive 72% of vehicles sold. The wide variety on offer resulted in a median price of just $20,900, so there was something for everybody. Gross sales were down about 14% from last year’s late July Denver sale that recorded $11.4 million, although the sellthrough rate improved slightly from 70%. From Coors to Quiznos, Comcast to Qwest, the Mile High City boasts the headquarters of some of the best-known companies in the world. Its fast growing and thriving economy has fueled the vintage-car market locally, where the muscle car has long reigned as king. In a mix of fast action, glitz and professionalism, Mecum has created a sweet spot in Denver with a production that would make even Andre the Giant proud. ♦ Sales Totals $12m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Denver, CO GERMAN #S126-1959 BMW ISETTA 300 micro- car. S/N: 574073. Taiga Light Green/cream vinyl. Odo: 36,214 miles. Amateur, older partial restoration with at least one repaint, replaced top and interior, and rechromed bumpers. New brakes and rebuilt carburetor. Does not appear to have ever been completely neglected, but also never restored to an excellent standard. A fun driver that you’d feel comfortable parking in the closest space at Walmart (not that a swinging Cadillac door would reach it, anyway). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $118,250. If you’re puzzled by the prices of these proletarian people-movers, you’re not alone. After all, this is Maranello money for what is essentially a mass-produced utility vehicle. Slow, cheap and far from rare when new, these vehicles lack the characteristics that typically determine collectibility. Nostalgia is the Samba’s X factor that elevates it beyond conventional wisdom. Further defying market forces, the tasteful mods found on this example may have actually helped it achieve a strong result. Sold about right in today’s market, but I wouldn’t want to be holding at this price when all of the ex-surfers and hippies have moved on. #F121-1974 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: SOLD AT $25,300. The poster model for the microcar movement, Isettas are plentiful enough for the layman to recognize, and are even somewhat reliable and usable compared to more obscure microcar models. With around 8,500 imported to the U.S., there seems to be at least one at every major auction, making a barometer of values easily attainable. While some over-the-top examples can fetch high five figures, the majority settle in the range of this one. Sold appropriately for condition, and guaranteed to put a smile on every face at the next Cars & Coffee event. #S51-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba microbus. S/N: 246039611. Velvet Green & Pearl White/beige vinyl. Professional rotisserie restoration of this original M-plate matching 21-window Samba a few years ago in correct colors. Not as fresh now, but remains excellent with new beige interior and headliner. Upgraded (but incorrect), rebuilt 1,776-cc engine with Weber carburetor and dual exhaust. Freeway Flyer 4-speed manual transmission. Converted from 6- to 12-volt system. Reportedly, a multiple show winner. Cond: 2. 9114104010. Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 48,271 miles. Believed to be 48,000 miles, backed by service records dating to 1985. Despite the low mileage, the car has had an engine overhaul, a new headliner, and one overly thick repaint with a color change to non-original dark green metallic. Badly scratched door and hood with touch-up applied. Fair chrome with some pits and scratched stainless-steel trim. Scratched windshield, dirty engine compartment, and wear to driver’s side seat bolster. Aftermarket speakers installed in doors. European windshield washers on front bumper. Cond: 3. any favors, either. Still, these are good-performing cars with many improvements over the 993 models preceding them, and they remain a price/performance leader among later Porsches. No discussion of the 996 is complete without addressing the IMS bearing issues that can cause engine failure in this series. While solutions are available, the issue was not mentioned in this example’s description. The relatively high mileage might give the buyer some peace of mind, but he’d be wise to budget for the fix. All in all, sold for a slight premium. ITALIAN #S93.1-1989 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spi- der. S/N: ZFFAA02A0A0032621. Oro Chiaro/ Testa di Moro leather. Odo: 42,979 miles. U.S.-market car with original mileage and one good-quality, but aging, repaint. Original leather seats showing extensive wear, but no splits or holes. Other interior items including carpets, gauges, switches, and door panels all showing age commensurate with miles. Rock chips and curb wear on lower air dam. No mention of recent service, so the new buyer should budget at least another $5k. Books, manuals and tools included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,400. Federalized bumper and pollution legislation enacted in ’74 both strapped performance and diminished the 911’s previously svelte lines in the base models. The untrained eye may see a similar car to the ’73 models, but the market has cruelly priced this series at less than half that of its predecessors. To top it off, this example was altogether uninspiring, looking more like a well-used car than an enthusiast-owned survivor. The seller should be dancing in the aisles, as this car sold for an undeserved premium. #S114-2003 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4 cabriolet. S/N: WP0CA29983S650873. Silver/gray vinyl, silver hard top/gray leather. Odo: 93,000 miles. Carrera 4 AWD model complete with hard top and stand. Paint appears original and excellent, with just a few small road nicks. New tires. Includes car cover, jack and toolkit. Some wear to seat bolster, but overall a nicely kept, original car. Understated silver and gray livery gives it a bit of a monochrome look. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,700. The runny-egg headlights of this model get the lion’s share of pundits’ styling remarks, but the overall used-soap-bar lines akin to the Ford Taurus of the era don’t do it 142 SOLD AT $52,800. Interesting understated 1980s colors, more popular on Accords and Camrys of the period than on a Ferrari. Among the least desirable of the 308 series, the fuel-injected GTSi was Ferrari’s answer to newly introduced throat-squeezing emissions regulations. The changes improved reliability (unless you were saddled with one of the oilsucking “bad” engines), but at the expense of that terrific Weber sound and about 40 horsepower—despite factory claims otherwise. This car last sold for $69,500 (SCM# 6798515) at Bonhams Scottsdale in 2016, so the buyer took a bit of a bath. This time bought by a dealer, but he may find his margin thin at resale. JAPANESE #S87-1980 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 utility. S/N: FJ40919736. Green/orange vinyl. Odo: 33 miles. Frame-off restoration to a little better than truck standard. Attractive Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Denver, CO colors that look appropriate on a workhorse utility vehicle such as this. Chassis still clean and bright from the restoration, and doesn’t look like it has seen any off-road action. Old Man Emu suspension and Bluetooth/USB/ MP3 player added. Includes the updated square-grille design adopted by Toyota in the previous model year. Cond: 2+. strange mix of originality and restoration, and a few hot-rod and modern influences thrown in for good measure. This was all the money, but should make a satisfying cruiser for the buyer. I’d bet the consignor was hoping for a few more bucks, but set it loose once he was in the black. A decent buy given the hot FJ40 market. AMERICAN #F49-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMAS- SOLD AT $49,500. After a couple of jawdropping auction results for a particular kind of vehicle, more of the same models begin to emerge from the woodwork at every subsequent sale. They typically extend their peak for a while, but eventually come back down to a level of sanity. In recent years, we’ve seen the phenomenon with Amphicars, Isettas, Bandit Trans Ams and others. FJ40s are one of the newest members of the auction-of-the-month club, and no fewer than 10 were offered at this sale. They seem to have extended their run, however, and these prices may be the new normal. This was the nicest of the bunch and sold for a commensurate amount. #S144-1985 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 utility. S/N: FJ40940644. Gray/black leather. Odo: 76 miles. Frame-off rotisserie nut-and-bolt restoration with original 3.8-L 2F engine known for low-end torque. New BFGoodrich KM2 tires, power brakes, steering, and air-conditioning. New paint completed to an excellent standard. Nicely restored leather interior. Upgraded with Old Man Emu suspension. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,400. 1984 was the last year of original FJ40 production, and U.S. importation ceased in ’83. This example was likely an ’84-built export that was titled as an ’85 and recently brought to the States by an entrepreneur capitalizing on FJ40 fever. TER convertible. S/N: 14FKC35959. Indian Suntan Burgundy/white canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 98,757 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Older restoration to little better than parade standard. Squirrel tail on the antenna and flags on the front bumper. Decent-quality paint now showing a few small nicks and scratches. Seats redone in incorrect materials. Cracks in steering wheel and other plastic bits. New chrome on dash plate, grille and bumpers. Aftermarket Lancer-style hubcaps and AM/FM/CD stereo with hidden speakers. Split manifold with dual exhaust. Cond: 3. #S71.1-1955 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N: K855H17884. Black & white/black vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 98,708 miles. 287-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Onceexcellent older restoration now showing age. Alluring black and white paint preserved nicely, but still with a couple of small chips on hood and driver’s door. Light chrome pitting and dull stainless trim. Over 25 factory options including automatic transmission, power steering, brakes, seat and windows. Illuminated hood ornament, original guide spotlight, and chrome fender skirts over rare original wire-wheel covers. Seats redone a long time ago and are starting to show age, evidenced by some threads coming apart. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,200. This car has made its rounds among the auction set in the past five years. Sold for $60,500 at Leake in 2014 (SCM# 6772577) and again for $50,700 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2015 (SCM# 6795364). It found middle ground today, which was a surprise given the fading restoration and recent downward trend for ’50s convertibles. I felt this was a strong—not outrageous—result, but the winning bidder was a dealer betting on some upside. This car is getting shopworn, but I’m guessing we’ll likely see it at auction again soon. #S68-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR cus- SOLD AT $34,100. In a sea of ’60s and ’70s muscle cars, this old-timer stood out. 1948 was the final year of the leftover pre-war styling and the Fleetmaster convertible was the top-of-the-line model. The Blue Flame 6 won’t win any races, but it is capable of highway speeds. This car was a bit of a mutt, with a tom convertible. S/N: VC55T060635. Green & silver/black canvas/two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 201 miles. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Restomod with a modern LS1 5.7-L V8 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Cloth power top, a/c, power windows, steering and brakes. Excellent paint in a particularly attractive color combination. Custom interior with stock-looking dash. Sharp-looking, highly detailed engine compartment. Everything completed to a high standard. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $106,700. The colors on this car really drew me in, only to be disappointed by the interior treatment. Although well executed, 144 Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Denver, CO the puffy seats looked a little like over-stuffed La-Z-Boys. It had an expansive center console whose only purpose, it seemed, was to secure coffee cups. It wasn’t wrong—just not to my liking. And that’s the way it is with restomods... a matter of individual taste. It appealed to at least two bidders today, as the sale exceeded that of last year’s Mecum Denver auction, where the same car didn’t sell at an $80k high bid (SCM# 6842083). #S70-1957 FORD RANCHERO E-code pickup. S/N: E7RF181681. Black/red & white vinyl. Odo: 346 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Extremely rare E-code, dual 4-barrel engine. Gleaming black paint looks fresh. Loaded with dual spotlights, factory a/c, hockey-stick chrome trim, power windows, seat, brakes and steering, Town & Country radio and tissue dispenser. Incorrect reproduction Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. Excellent chrome. Engine could use slightly better detail. Cond: 2+. year has become amusing. This auction, in just mid-June, is the fourth time it has been on the Mecum block in 2018 alone. Previous top bids were $22k (SCM# 6865715), $20k (SCM# 6867580), and $19k (SCM# 6874416), so the range has been firmly established. Finally let go today at its highest bid yet, which was more than generous. #F84-1964 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE convertible. S/N: 864M143352. Beacon Blue/ white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 64,371 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh repaint to a good standard. White leather buckets redone, but a little overstuffed and lumpy. Back seat looked original, with some cracking evident. Chrome has some pitting. Original bumpers with a few light scratches. Loaded with power options including four-way driver’s seat and air. Most rubber seals replaced. Auction description boasted rebuilt hood hinges, but I found them too stiff. A showy and somewhat rare example as one of 2,410 built, but more of a parade car than a concours queen. Cond: 3. looked too much like a Jetstar or Super 88 in a market occupied by the dedicated body styles of the Ford Thunderbird and Buick Riviera. This car would make a fun, rather exclusive family cruiser and was sold at a price reflective of its value in this condition. #S99-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: 194676S105827. Rally Red/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 57,729 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Decent finish, but shows touch-up and rubs to primer on inner door surfaces. Windshield shows wiper marks. Recently reupholstered seats. Two tops. Knockoff wheels with Redlines. AM/FM radio and power antenna. Correct hoses, air cleaner and exhaust manifolds. No mention of numbers matching or documentation, so assume it isn’t. Description bragged about engine detail, but I find it lacking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. While not a record price for a ’57 Ranchero, it was close. Deservedly so, as this E-code is one of fewer than a handful extant (actual production figures are unknown) and restored with what must be every available accessory. In period literature, Ford described its new-for-1957 Ranchero as “More than a car...more than a truck....” Today, it was more than a hundred grand, but just try to find another. #F145.1-1961 STUDEBAKER LARK VIII Regal coupe. S/N: 61V7380. Flamingo Pink/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 29,375 miles. New paint and top over a crusty original car. Poorly reupholstered vinyl split-bench seats and replaced top awhile ago, both now looking dingy and dirty. Bumpers redone, but the rest of the chrome is original, pitted and tired, having worn through on the window frames. Aftermarket Boyd Coddington wheels. Scarce, as one of 1,002 produced in 1961. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,400. Previously seen at this sale in 2017, where it didn’t sell at a $20k high bid (SCM# 6842526). The Starfire was Oldsmobile’s contribution to the burgeoning sports luxury segment. It was top-of-the-line, and offered Oldsmobile’s most powerful Rocket engine, as well as such features as a console-mounted automatic shifter that it pioneered on earlier models. Unfortunately, this was a Rocket that never really took off, as it SOLD AT $66,000. A nice car, better suited for cruising the Sunset Highway than parading along the show circuit. Numbers matching or not, a ’Vette with a 327/350 and a simple 4-bbl carburetor is easy to live with and still has plenty of V8 grunt to make you feel alive. Has been a frequent flier at Mecum, showing up at the last two Kansas City sales (not selling at $50k, SCM# 6857451, and $57k, SCM# 6867248). Sold right in the sweet spot for a better-than-average driver-level example. SOLD AT $22,550. This Lark has begun to take on the second definition of the word, as the number of times it has been auctioned this October 2018 145


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Mecum Auctions Denver, CO #F125-1967 DODGE CORONET con- vertible. S/N: WH27D77209232. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 295 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh build with just 300 miles since completion. The 440 engine has been bored to 493 ci. Some orange peel in black paint with R/T badges and muted black Super Bee graphics applied. Most power options, including convertible top and four-wheel disc brakes. Imposing in black, but set off nicely with aftermarket chrome wheels. Cond: 2. be told, this car probably only required a weekend to reverse the mostly stick-on mods and make it a decent example. It will still be saddled with the automatic and ghastly color, but likely a money-maker at this result. Or, you could “own” the look and take it to Roadwar N.W., the “Mad Max” tribute-car show taking place in Tacoma this August. Not quite beyond Thunderdome, but a car in which Mel Gibson might feel right at home. SOLD AT $41,250. Resto-mods, especially Mopar resto-mods, had a strong showing at this year’s Denver auction. The recipe appears to start with a mundane, late-1960s low-spec convertible. Then, restore most cosmetic components to stock, drop a high-horsepower motor into it, and just enough in the stripes and wheels department to show it means business without going overboard. Unless you are extremely talented with enough time on your hands to do the work yourself, however, it’s probably not a winning investment. Sold appropriately at the hammer price plus commission. #F36.1-1968 AMC AMX coupe. S/N: A8C397X345315. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 81,145 miles. 343-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A nasty beast equipped with the smaller optional-butstock 343-ci V8 engine, later Edelbrock carb, and an automatic. Heavy metallic paint with some nicks and scratches. Yellow and black Lightning Audio “Bolt” sound system with subwoofer proudly displayed in back. Aftermarket Keystone wheels, huge AMX decals on nearly every window, gripper steeringwheel cover. Green Lantern figure and beads hanging from rear-view mirror. And my favorite...a plaque affixed to the dash with the words, “Get In, Sit Down, Shut Up, and Hold On.” When “electric fan” and “electronic ignition” are used as descriptors, you know they couldn’t find much else nice to say. Cond: 3-. #S102-1969 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N: 9F02M480544. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 86,923 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Subject of a thorough MCA Concours Gold-winning restoration 12 years ago. Shows very light use since and remains in outstanding condition. Deluxe Marti Report shows numbers-matching engine and 4-speed transmission. Includes dealer-installed air conditioning. Power steering and brakes with discs on front, AM radio and factory tach. Paint, chrome and glass are all excellent. Seat bottoms are starting to stretch. No longer a concours trailer queen, but remains an extremely fine example. Cond: 2+. big-block cars. This is more of the thinking man’s muscle car. Fifty pounds lighter on the front end provides better cornering, while the 290-hp 302 still provides plenty of grunt for an altogether more balanced package. This worthy example bumped slightly above the typical range, but the buyer won’t regret it. #S112-1970 PLYMOUTH BARRA- CUDA convertible. S/N: BH27G0B351835. Plum Crazy Pearl/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 186 miles. 528-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restomod with 528-ci, 650-hp aluminum Gen 2 Indy Hemi engine and race-prepped 727 automatic transmission with Pistol Grip shifter. Excellent Plum Crazy Pearl paint with white interior. Power top, Shaker hood, rear wing and roll bar. A mile-long list of mods. Documented four-year restoration at a claimed cost of $225,000. Original broadcast sheet (as if that mattered). A very well-executed restomod in great colors. Cosmetic plates read, PLMFAST. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $107,250. The final 1969–70 version of the Shelby Mustang has long been considered the least Shelby-esque of the series. By then, Carroll had little to do with styling or design decisions, and the Shelby name became more a marketing slogan than representative of a true race-inspired machine. Inevitably bigger and heavier than its predecessors, the 351 Windsor still offered some respectable muscle. The market for these cars has been very steady over the past two or three years. This was a worthy example that pushed the upper limits of the range and may have contributed to an upward trend for the model. #S100-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SOLD AT $11,550. Not quite a rat rod, but ratty, nonetheless. The card read, “Repainted in Eric Clapton Guitar Green,” which probably wasn’t a factory color since Clapton didn’t debut his solo album until 1970. Truth 146 Z/28 coupe. S/N: 124379N652779. Hugger Orange/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 58,003 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rotisserie restored to excellent condition with some very light use since. Paint, chrome, interior, vinyl top, all outstanding. Gaps not perfect, but probably better than original. Some light road dust evident on undercarriage. Textbook ’69 Z/28 specs when new in Hugger Orange with matching-numbers DZ 302 engine, Muncie 4-speed, and the optional RS package that included hideaway headlights, stacked Rally gauges and more. Binder full of receipts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $86,900. Nice ’69 Z/28s have traded in a range of $70k–$85k for as long as I can remember. Perhaps I’m not the only one who thinks this is beginning to sound cheap for a car that defines 1960s American performance. It’s not the brute power of the SOLD AT $181,500. Starting life as a plainjane 318 car, this over-the-top resto-mod was executed to near perfection. Mostly stock in appearance, the volume was turned up just enough on each component to produce a tasteful rendition worthy of today’s performance standards. I might have opted for a 5-speed manual, but the 727 automatic likely offers superior straight-line performance. The high sale for the auction, and worth every penny. #S82-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N: 0T02G168833. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 96,117 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Deep Ford Red paint in excellent condition. Outstanding knit bucket-seat interior with faux-wood accents. Well optioned, including 4-speed manual transmission, pdb, ps, dual exhaust, shaker hood, spoiler, rear window shade, 15-inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels, Hurst shifter and factory tach. Includes Deluxe Marti Report. Reportedly a special-order executive show car sent to the district sales office in Buffalo to be used for events. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. Seen at Mecum’s Houston sale in April 2018 changing hands for $67,200 (SCM# 6871562). For straight-line performance, you’d opt for the Boss 429. But Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auctions Denver, CO for all-around drivability, the Boss 302 offered a better package. With its new Z/28, Chevy was creeping through the back door of the category that the Ford Mustang created. The Boss 302, built to qualify Ford to race in the SCCA Trans Am series, was the answer. Relatively light weight, a better head design, and enough go-fast stripes and doo-dads to make it look fast just sitting there. This was a terrific example and sold at a predictable price. #S62-1970 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N: RS23V0A109423. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,587 miles. Rotisserie restoration on original V-code car with 440 6-pack and 4-speed transmission. Includes Super Trak Pak, Pistol Grip shifter and Air Grabber hood. Factory red car with excellent new paint and newly re-upholstered seats that are slightly overstuffed and gathering. Verified by fender tag and puzzle pieces of the original broadcast sheet. No mention of numbers matching, so presumably not. Cond: 2. is among the hottest. Strong Condition 2 shortbeds can bring $35k. This long-bed was let down by the heavy orange peel and serious door-shut issues. Assuming the door can be fixed, this seemed like a good buy for a nicelooking usable truck that isn’t so fine that it can’t be used as intended. #S115.1-1971 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE coupe. S/N: 194371S102411. Steel Cities Gray/blue vinyl. Odo: 31,664 miles. 454-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. COPO specialorder color combination on a believable, but undocumented, 31k original-mile car. Beautiful paint in an unusual and attractive color, but strangely paired with an interior in a shade of blue that was far from complementary. Spent 25 years in storage, but no info provided as to how recent or whether it had been properly recommissioned. Well optioned with a/c and backed up by window sticker and Protect-OPlate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,900. After some noteworthy high sales in the past couple of years, vintage sport utes are popular among the auction set. With six vintage Broncos on hand at this auction, there were plenty to choose from. Trailerqueen, surviving examples are nearly nonexistent, and most were driven within an inch of the scrap-metal yard. Finding a solid example such as this one that hails from dry Colorado climes is the next best thing. I keep waiting for prices to settle down, but they have been on a steady, sometimes meteoric rise for the past decade. In that time, they have tripled in value, still showing no sign of a peak. #S45.1-1972 OLDSMOBILE HURST/ OLDS Pace Car Edition 2-dr hard top. S/N: 3J57U2M215615. White/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 95,270 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Comprehensively restored in 2006, but time has softened the edges a little. Remains excellent, with nice paint and interior, but lacks the freshness of a new build. Nice authentic details including factory markings on the firewall, period Oldsmobile-logo floor mats, and correct reflective 3M Hurst/Olds/ Indy Pace Car graphics. Loaded with the majority of factory accessories offered, including air. Automatic transmission with dual-gate shifter. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $80,300. It used to be that Resale Red guaranteed an extra thousand or two at auction. In recent years, however, the color red has become polarizing among vintage-car collectors. Once you’ve seen your hundredth Guards Red Porsche or Rosso Ferrari 308, it just starts to wear on you. Seeing blood red on this GTX, however, seemed almost refreshing in a world of In Violet, Lime Light and Vitamin C Orange. Appropriately discounted for nonnumbers matching drivetrain, but a nice little boost over it’s $58,300 sold price at Mecum Indy just the month prior (SCM# 6874207). #S33-1970 CHEVROLET C10 CST pickup. S/N: CE140S155244. Copper & white/tan vinyl. Odo: 14,560 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. New paint with heavy orange peel. Seat properly reupholstered with embossed scroll used in Custom Sport Truck (CS/T) models. Nicely optioned with big-block 400-ci engine, 4-speed transmission and a/c. Driver’s door won’t shut. Rubber bed liner. Incorrect but good-looking Chevy Rally wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,550. Pickups remain hot, and the 1968–72 GMC/Chevy segment 148 SOLD AT $69,300. Such an attractive car... until you open the door. I could see how a COPO buyer might think these two colors would look good together from small swatches in the dealer book, but he must have had to fight off his gag reflex upon delivery. No wonder it sat hidden away in his garage for twoand-a-half decades. A beautiful and rare car, if you could get past the color combo. The seller realized a nice profit after buying it two months earlier at Mecum’s Houston sale for just $49,500 (SCM# 6871323). Well sold. #F50-1971 FORD BRONCO utility. S/N: U15GLK82791. Blue/white steel/white vinyl. Odo: 14,959 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Driver-level restoration in 2008. Uncut rear fenders. Very solid. The benefactor of an older, budget restoration in 2008, and still looks good today. Nicely appointed with 302 V8 and fitted with an Edelbrock 4V carb, but an automatic transmission. Factory AM radio. Paint a little thick and heavy with metallic fleck, but still looks good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. After a tragic accident involving a ’71 Dodge Challenger pace car, the major manufacturers were reluctant to sponsor the Indy 500 in ’72. It was actually Hurst—not Oldsmobile—that rose to the occasion with the ’72 Hurst/Olds. Unfortunately, it was no longer the raw 390-horsepower performer of the ’68–69 model era. In fact, the primarily colors-and-stripes Hurst option was only good for 270 emissions-strapped horses from the big 455-ci block. Rare, with only 629 built, but bling don’t make the pistons sing. A fine car, sold at the lower end of its range. © Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Englefield, U.K. The Aston Martin Sale 2018 Bonhams managed more than $1m for a very nice DB5 subtly upgraded over the years without losing any of its character Company Bonhams Date June 2, 2018 Location Englefield, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 21/35 Sales rate 60% Sales total $6,670,761 High sale 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, sold at $1,179,543 Buyer’s premium The second-from-last DB5 convertible built — 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, sold at $1,179,543 15% on first $66,543; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00=£0.75) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A fter 18 years of running its annual Aston Martin sale at the company’s spiritual home of Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, where Astons were built from 1958 until 2007, Bonhams moved to a new venue, Englefield House near Reading in Berkshire, sharing space with the Aston Martin Owners Club International Concours. Aston could no longer accommodate, as it needs th space to build its limited new run of DB4GTs… but truth, the charming old Works Service buildings, which house AM’s heritage operations, had been gradually becoming less Works Service and more like an F1 pit or operating theater — noted by a name change to simply Works a few years back. Parking was always a nightmare around Tickford Street anyway, so in one fell swoop Bonhams eliminated that by pitching its marquee on the extensive sweeping lawn, overlooked by the Elizabethan country house itself. The Englefield House is home to Conservative MP Richard Benyon, having been in the family since the 16th or 17th century. There are no really big lots this year, as both the DB4GT Zagato 2 VEV and the “GoldenEye” Bond DB5, though both present, were reserved for the Festival of 150 d sale a few weeks hence. But Bonhams did manage more than $1 million r a very nice DB5 convertible that had been subtly upgraded over the years out losing any of its character. Though the novelty act was withdrawn — a David Brown tractor usu- Englefield, U.K. ally kicks the sale off, as a kind of running joke, but the 1951 Cropmaster did not appear — Bonhams did manage to find a basket-case DB2, plus a DB2/4 convertible that had been parked since 1977. Both fetched good money ($88,449 and $300,109), and surely will be restored. Both DB6 Volantes sold: a Mk I at $647,845 and a Mk II at $848,425 post-sale, and a fantastically shiny DB2/4 Mk II coupe, with DB4 pre-production engine and disc brakes, fetched $374,638, having been returned to its original colors since Bonhams last sold it, in 2014. Bonhams featured later cars here too; al- though not one of the three Vanquishes sold, a nice example of the model’s replacement, the DBS, got the right money at $118,260. Even though the results were slightly muted, this was a much happier venue than Newport Pagnell has become in recent years. I miss the stuffed owl in the roof trusses at Works Service, though. ♦ $18m $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sales Totals 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Englefield, U.K. ENGLISH #202-1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 coupe. S/N: LML5029. Eng. # L6B50265. Blue. RHD. Odo: 37,438 miles. Well, Bonhams does it yet again and manages to bring a very dead DB2 or 2/4 to the annual Aston sale. This one lives down to the standards set in previous years: Although it’s in one piece, the sills are almost completely rotted away, and I don’t dare open a door in case it comes off in my hand—though the main chassis on these is resilient and may have survived. This is an early “washboard” example, but the clamshell has been replaced with a later single-piece grille type. Engine thought to have been bored from 2.6 to 3 liters, but no engine number visible and no chassis plate, either. Catalog notes the brake shoes have been removed to stop them from seizing, so the car still rolls. Hard to tell the color of the interior—leather might once have been blue. A terrifying prospect all around. Cond: 5. there and hasn’t been messed with. Still not quite sure the sums add up, but it’s a very rare example worth $400k-plus when done. #210-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 coupe. S/N: LML739. Gray/black velour. RHD. Very sharp (recently) restored condition. Was black. Rebuilt motor super clean; same with engine bay. Stripped interior with roll cage and racing bucket seats; original seats and door trims included. New gearbox and axle. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $523,694. Bought from Bonhams’ 2011 Aston Martin sale for $298,846 with 55,902 miles (SCM# 3472504). Lively bidding on this one between the room and the phone. Hammered £10k over the lower estimate, which is a rare occurrence these days. Well sold. #216-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SOLD AT $195,770. A successful competition car, but at this money there’s every chance it will be put back to standard appearance, when it will be worth more. #227-1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk SOLD AT $88,449. In this ownership since 1966, and stored for the past 50 years. Frontal damage happened when the car was being moved from one garage to another. As ever, somebody was brave enough to buy it, and anything is possible given enough time and money, though with a finished value of $300k tops, it’s hard to see how it could be restored without going underwater. The definition of a labor of love, I guess. #208-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II drophead coupe. S/N: 3001266. Ivory/ black vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 84,037 miles. Very original (apart from the later, larger Lucas front flashers) and very solid, but 40 years of storage has taken its toll. Ran when parked, although period pics show it was already deteriorating then. Cond: 4+. II coupe. S/N: AM3001185. Eng. # PP370. Sea Green & Deep Carriage Green/red leather. Incredibly straight and shiny following refinishing by Aston Martin Works in its original colors—must be better than new. Even the panel gaps are pretty close, which takes some doing on a 2/4. Beautifully patinated original leather. Full, original toolkit. Motor is a 3.7 from a pre-production DB4, plus front disc brakes. Cond: 1-. coupe. S/N: DB4126R. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,520 miles. First-series car (rear-hinged bonnet, frameless windows, no overriders), 26th DB4 produced, with sunroof. Repainted, but interior remains very original, with wear to outer edge of driver’s seat, probably newer carpets. Now with 5-sp gearbox, original included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $374,638. Delivered new to France, and back in the U.K. by 1984. Bought by the vendor from Bonhams’ 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed sale for $469,925 (SCM# 6710301), which we noted was twice the lower estimate. Here, things had calmed down a bit and it sold for a market-correct mid-estimate, which is a good result for any U.K. auction at the moment. #221-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III SOLD AT $300,109. One of six export LHD examples, originally supplied to the U.S. Just two owners and laid up since 1977. Sold midestimate and, though it looks horrible, it’s a pretty straightforward restoration as it’s all 152 drophead coupe. S/N: AM30031759. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 65,163 miles. Restored with bare-metal repaint in 2006; leather, carpets and top replaced the following year—all still presents very well. Engine unleaded-tolerant. Period, tiny fire extinguisher still clipped into left footwell. With electric power steering. Austrian registered. Cond: 2-. Sports Car Market SOLD AT $493,883. German owned since 2010, when it was bought from Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale for $227,076 (SCM# 1689157). Bidding stalled temporarily around the £320k ($425k) mark, then stumbled on sufficiently close to the £380k ($506k) lower estimate to get the job done. Three years ago that would have been over £400k ($530k), but I’ll call this a fair deal both ways. #218-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N: DB51614R. Blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 53,796 miles. Good all around. 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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R Coupe Date sold: 06/17/2018 eBay auction ID: 382489293320 Seller’s eBay ID: maserati_charlotte Sale type: Used car with 510 miles VIN: WDDYJ7KA2JA013459 Details: Selenite Grey Magno over black leather/ Alcantara; 4.0-L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 577 hp and 516 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $179,498, 25 bids, sf 19 MSRP: $190,965 (as equipped) Other current offering: Mercedes-Benz of Tampa in Tampa, FL, asking $199,115 for a 2018 Green Hell Magno over black leather/Alcantara AMG GT-R coupe with 15 miles. 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Coupe steering added in 2014. Retrimmed and partly rechromed in 2015; leather just starting to breathe a bit; new carpets. Modern retro-look Becker radio. December ’64 tax disc is a nice touch. With original jack, tools and instruction book. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $836,713. In onefamily ownership 1964–2005. Not sold for $864k at H&H Woodcote Park in June 2017 (SCM# 6839502), behind the £700k/$903k lower estimate. This time sold for all the money in today’s market, at just over the £600k ($799k) lower estimate. #231-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 convertible. S/N: DB5C2122R. White/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 83,687 miles. An interesting combination of survivor with a hint of resto-mod. Repainted in original color (was ordered in Goodwood Green but supplied in white). Splendidly patinated seat leather is original. Newer carpets. Period radio. Motor enlarged to 4.2 liters 10 years and 8,000 km ago on a replacement block, as the original was corroded. Originally an auto; AM Works fitted the ZF 5-speed in 1966. Still with threeeared spinners, but now on 16-inch wheels (as DB4) and slightly oversize tires instead of 15 inches. Harvey Bailey handling kit. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 9 Date sold: 07/20/2018 eBay auction ID: 163151169717 Seller’s eBay ID: !hacker! Sale type: Used car with 1,900 miles VIN: 1C3BDECZ9GV100071 Details: Silver metallic over black leather; 8.4-L V10 rated at 645 hp and 600 ft-lb, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $132,000, 2 bids, sf 13 MSRP: $118,795 (base) Other current offering: Chicago Motor Cars of West Chicago, IL, offering a 2017 Viper GTS-R Final Edition coupe in Viper White Clearcoat over Header Red/black leather with 85 miles, for $189,800. 2016 McLaren 570S Coupe SOLD AT $1,179,543. Second-from-last DB5 convertible built. Vendor owned this 1983–84, when he sold it into Switzerland (hence km speedo) and bought it back in 1995. There’s something so wrong yet so right about this one: lots of non-original factors, but they enhance rather than detract, and only real anorak purists would complain. High spot of the sale, hammered sold at £790k, which was £60k ($80k) behind the lower estimate but enough to get the job done. Trebles all around! #209-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vo- Date sold: 07/09/2018 eBay auction ID: 223041764268 Seller’s eBay ID: hustoncadillac_chevrolet Sale type: Used car with 14,100 miles VIN: SBM13DAA1GW000274 Details: Silica White over black leather; 3.8-L twinturbocharged V8 rated at 562 hp and 443 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $151,000, 27 bids, sf 32 MSRP: $220,840 (as equipped) Other current offering: In Costa Mesa, CA, iLusso is asking $179,000 for a 2017 McLaren 570S in Chicane Grey over black leather/Alcantara with 4,550 miles. ♦ 154 lante. S/N: DBVC3659R. Sage Green/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 24,619 miles. Excellent, with relatively recent restoration. Originally gold with auto transmission, then purple and converted to manual transmission. Repainted this color during restoration in 2011–12. Now with RS Williams suspension upgrades, new carpets and new wheels—all fitted in 2017. Cond: 2. “ There’s something so wrong yet so right about this one: lots of non-original factors, but they enhance rather than detract, and only real anorak purists would complain. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible SOLD AT $50,351. In New Zealand 2001–17 but mostly in storage, with 586 miles covered in that time. £42k top bid in the room was refused, but it was later declared sold in a postauction deal for £37,833 all-in. Probably restorable within its value, but buyer won’t know until he gets into it. The joy of old Astons.... #237-1968 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N: DBS5334R. Gold/black leather. RHD. Older (2005) restoration still presenting Bonhams Englefield, U.K. SOLD AT $657,845. One of 140 Mk I DB6 Volantes. Formerly owned by musician Jools Holland (who color-changed it and had it converted to manual), bought by the vendor in 2011. Before Holland owned it, offered but not sold against a £55k–£65k (yes, really!) estimate by Christie’s in London in 2002. Also previously offered by Fiskens in December 2017. Stumbled up just close enough to the £500k ($665k) lower estimate to get the job done. #224-1968 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N: DBS5043R. White/black leather. RHD. Project, with Jaguar engine fitted some time before 2001. Wavy and slightly bent, but not unduly rusty. Front bumper dinged, rightside vent strakes missing. Interior original with heavily creased leather. Original engine supplied with car. Cond: 4+. ” Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Englefield, U.K. fairly well, although closer up, paint is a little tired. Was originally Silver Birch. Converted to manual from auto. Interior original and well worn. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $86,506. Not sold on a £65k bid in the room, which I felt should have been enough to buy it. #204-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II coupe. S/N: DB6MK24117R. Champagne/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 72,411 miles. Originally dark blue; older repaint okay. Clean and tidy, but front flares a little uneven, door fit not the greatest, and one small ding behind left door. There’s something else slightly strange about this one; the left taillight appears very slightly on the tilt, but then these are handbuilt, like ’60s Ferraris. Leather nicely patinated and could be original, with newish-looking carpets. Cond: 3+. that’s £30k ($40k) under the lower estimate and something of a bargain if it can be made to run properly. #215-1972 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series NOT SOLD AT $126,432. Supplied new to Delaware, only recently re-imported to the U.K. and taxes (5%) not paid yet. Not sold at £95k. £120k ($160k) was being looked for. #228-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II NOT SOLD AT $359,333. Last sold by Bonhams at the 2015 Aston Martin sale at Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell for $433,889, when that was £281,500, with 70,241 miles. Not sold here at £270k against a rather strong-looking lower estimate of £300k ($399k). Sign of the times.... #212-1969 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N: DBS5002P. Eng. # V540278. Dubonnet/tan leather. RHD. Second DBS V8 built, originally a straight-6 and still with its fuel injection on replacement 5.3 motor. Extra pair of vents in bonnet. Repainted but otherwise unrestored. Seats rebuilt using original leather, which is holding up well. Cond: 2-. Volante. S/N: DB6MKIIVC3769R. Metallic blue/blue cloth/Mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 50,560 miles. First repainted by AML in this color (from original Azure Blue) in early ’80s. Restored again in 1991, which is presumably when the leather dates from. Decent chrome. New outriggers in 2009 and new wheels in 2016. Just taking on a nice patina. Old MoTs confirm mileage is from new. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $179,666. Bought dismantled in 2015 and given to the restorer. Not sold at £135k, which seems a bit shortsighted as it probably cost at least that much to build to this standard, and it’s probably worth a bit more. Forces of retail, I guess, and not enough profit in it at this money. #235-1972 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. SOLD AT $848,425. In this ownership since 1983. Not sold on the day to a top bid of £640k ($852k) in the room, but later declared sold in a late post-sale deal at £637,500—both sides obviously being pragmatic in today’s slightly softened market. #219-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 NOT SOLD AT $119,778. Previously sold at auction in 1979 for £4,900 (~$10k). Not sold here at £90k. A fascinating piece of Aston Martin development history and, although it might have been seen as a cheap way into a V8, it’s really for serious collectors only. #217-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N: DBS5404LAC. Roman Purple/tan leather. Odo: 67,153 miles. Good condition, restored by Aston Martin of New England. Older paint with a couple of areas of sinkage and deterioration, seat leather left nicely origi- October 2018 coupe. S/N: DBSV810053R. Dubonnet Rosso/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 57,974 miles. Good all around following several bouts of restoration up to 2014, with nice older paint. Originally Aegean Blue. Seat leather redone at some point and just settling in. Motor looks stock including injection plumbing, but has been upgraded to a later, cleverer system which incorporates programmable electronic ignition within the Bosch hardware. Original parts included. Registered in the Netherlands. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $106,336. The 53rd DBS V8 built. Imported from Australia (via the Netherlands) in 2015. I drove this in April 2016 when it was for sale at a classic-car dealer which has since gone out of business. It misfired and he was asking £130k (then $183k). It sold here for £70k... S/N: V810618RCA. Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 46,745 miles. “Unrestored and highly original,” according to the catalog. In which case the paint is holding up incredibly well. Catalog also says it has been “refreshed in places,” but the whole car must have been painted at some point. Sills and outriggers have been replaced, but that’s normal for one of these as they rot for England. Interior very patinated, with well-creased leather on the verge of cracking—needs a feed now. Motor still has original injection system. Factory a/c. New rear dampers. Cond: 3. II coupe. S/N: V810620RCA. Metallic blue/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 62,832 miles. Recently restored and still excellent all round. Later Series III bonnet. New leather. Harvey-Bailey handling kit, and motor punched out to 5.7, but still with original Bosch injection system. Cond: 2-. nal with well-creased and not-quite-cracked seat leather, plus a few key scratches in center console covering. Newer carpets, good dash top. Engine very sharply presented, now with triple Webers—à la Vantage spec—and a/c. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $59,889. Not sold at £42k. Which is a bit sad given that the owner spent £35k ($47k) on it in 2015. 155


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Bonhams Englefield, U.K. #207-1973 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series II coupe. S/N: V810742LCA. Eng. # V540599. Claret Metallic/tan leather. Odo: 58,432 miles. One of the first Company Developments two-headlight cars, said to be one of 12 LHD, manual S2s. Shiny and straight with recent repaint, interior very nice with new leather and carpets. Motor very clean and still has its fuel injection. Cond: 2-. £1,500 ($2k) under the lower estimate. That’s nothing like the work that’s going to be needed to make it well again, unless bought for parts. #229-1976 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series NOT SOLD AT $199,629. Delivered new in Mexico, one of 32 LHD and 289 total Series IIs. Not sold at £150k after a £120k ($160k) start against a fairly major ask, although that was partly due to recent expenditure of £110k ($146k). #203-1974 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. S/N: V811361LCA. Metallic blue/Magnolia leather. Odo: 14,303 miles. Clean, tidy and straight. Has a strange trim/rubbing strip down each side. Interior all good, with leather just starting to crack. Becker Europa II stereo added recently. With tools, manuals and original warranty card. Mileage thought to be real. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,037. Sold under the estimate, which wasn’t high, so there’s a fair bet it’ll need some sill work. As on a Mini, these should be considered almost as consumables on an Aston V8. As long as the structural work needed is minimal, I’d cautiously call this well bought—as this money would usually only get you a horrible dog. The good news is that color-changing these doesn’t involve a complete strip-down, as the engine bay and trunk are painted black at the factory. SOLD AT $143,600. Supplied new in the U.S. in 1974 (just before AM went bust for the first time), but did not reach its first owner, in Oklahoma, until 1977. Next owner in Ohio kept it 25 years from 1989, adding little mileage. Came to the U.K. some time after 2014. Healthy money paid here, by an absentee bidder. #230-1976 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA Series II project sedan. S/N: LOOR13044. Red/beige leather. RHD. Secondroughest car in the sale (and the worst pictures in the catalog, taken indoors on what looks like a very old cell phone). Very rusty sills, although rest of body doesn’t look too bad under faded-and-peeling paint. Leather all intact and would probably clean up. No idea how much of dash works. Ran when parked in 2001. No registration document. At least the catalog made no bones about it: “Requires full restoration.” Cond: 4. SOLD AT $20,662. The 44th Series II produced. This was hard work to get sold, with the last £1,000 in £250 bids until it was hammered for £13,500 ($18k), or 156 SOLD AT $203,223. In Germany 1996–99. Last in SCM’s database April 2012, with 89,000 miles when it didn’t sell at Bonhams’ Hendon auction (SCM# 6752811), failing to reach lower estimate of £38k (then $60k). Catalog says the vendor bought the car from As- “ Fair money for a non-PoW or X-Pack Volante, and probably the nicest of the three examples in this sale. 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante #225-1976 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series III coupe. S/N: V811471RCA. Dark gray/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 84,411 miles. Repainted and quite shiny, but front end looks a slightly different shade in some lights. Very original interior, complete with paint wearing SOLD AT $184,102. Not sold in the room during the sale at £140k, which matched the lower estimate, but later declared sold in a post-auction deal at a bit less, £138,333 all-in. A fair deal for a manual car—although this looks cheapish for a V8 Volante, it wasn’t as sharp as the recently restored 1980 car (Lot 211). #226-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N: V8COR15066. Metallic blue/ Parchment leather. RHD. Odo: 94,613 miles. Good all around. Sills last done in 1999. Original color if not original paint, original leather now wearing in nicely with a comfortablelooking patina. Veneers all good. Cond: 2-. III coupe. S/N: V811560RCA. Primrose/black leather. RHD. Off the road for 20 years, but said to run and drive. Color changed from blue to yellow. Body fairly okay, with a few light dings and ripples and leather pretty good, just lightly cracked and creased. Steering-wheel boss missing. Engine was rebuilt at 77,017 miles, speedo changed at 79,198. Cond: 3+. off steering-wheel spokes. Highly polished wheel rims. Tinted glass. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $82,513. In Australia from new until 2015, and photographed in the same spot as the other Australian import (Lot 219), so I surmise it was from the same vendor. Which may be the receiver/administrator of the dealer that was wound up in February 2018. Not sold at £62k, way under the estimate. Bonhams was trading this car on the Webers with 5-speed spec, but perhaps bidders took more notice of the paint. #222-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series V Volante. S/N: V8COR15109. Red/Magnolia cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 26,326 miles. Clean and tidy with Vantage spoiler fitted by the Works around 1989. Veneers and leather okay, motor very clean. Cond: 3+. ” Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Englefield, U.K. ton dealer Nicholas Mee in September 2012. Fair money for a non-PoW or X-Pack Volante, and probably the nicest of the three examples in this sale. #205-1983 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA Series II sedan. S/N: LOOR13277. Windsor Red Metallic/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 110,000 miles. Shiny because it had a respray and interior refurbishment in 2016, and sills look pretty solid. Leather well creased and looks as if it’s been re-Connollized; i.e. redyed. Veneers and dash top good, and catalog shows warning lights and LED readouts illuminated, so most of it appears to work—gas plasma “black dash” was abandoned in 1980. With owner’s manual. Cond: 3-. and veneers very good. Nardi steering wheel and Ronal wheels (as used on X-Packs). Cond: 2-. rehabilitation. Sold quite a way behind the lower estimate, but I’ll call it a fair deal. #220-1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 Vo- lante. S/N: SCFAA3118VK201037. Highland Purple/blue cloth/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 53,514 miles. Straight, almost certainly an older repaint. Slightly discolored front seat leather. Looks as if wheels have been refinished since I last saw it. A totally average DB7 then, even down to the sports exhaust. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $159,703. Not sold at £120k in the room. I was there when the delivery driver arrived, having trailered it from Derbyshire. It’s a long way home.... #206-1991 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE SOLD AT $38,262. Sold post-auction for £28,750. These are complex beasts, which keeps them cheap, but this one at least appears to be almost fully working, so possibly one of the safer bets if you want an example of William Towns’ origami styling at its purest. The Series IV cars were probably better, but had their sharp edges softened somewhat. Their time is yet to come, but I believe that time is drawing closer. #232-1984 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series IV coupe. S/N: 12423. Metallic blue/ Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 66,055 miles. Oscar India (October Introduction) spec V8 in excellent, clean order with recent paint following repairs to lower bodywork. Leather unmarked SOLD AT $36,732. Has been displayed at the Aston Martin Heritage Trust. These slightly unloved coupes aren’t as cheap as they once were but still have some way to go to complete coupe. S/N: SCFCAM1S1MBR50199. Green/ Parchment leather. RHD. Nicely kept and not bubbly like some of them get. Seat leather hardly worn, with just a couple of nicks to outer pipes. Rear seat plump and looks unused. Dash leather good and veneers uncracked, but some wear to edges, and to steering wheel. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,933. Bought from Bonhams’ Aston Martin sale in 2006 (Lot 144) for $77,724 with 45,354 miles (SCM# 1566597). This time, not sold at £27k. #233-2003 ASTON MARTIN VAN- QUISH 2+2 coupe. S/N: SCFAC233X3B500612. Black/black leather. Odo: 20,571 miles. Clean and unscuffed. Front-seat leather just starting to wear, while rears look unused. Factory chrome wheels. Recent new fuel pumps. Side markers identify it as U.S. spec, but all Vanquishes have add-on small round reflectors in the rear bumper because, a former Aston man once told me, they forgot to design them into the rear lights and couldn’t afford to change them. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $73,197. Supplied new in the U.S. for Hollywood producer/director Brett Ratner, whose name appears on the sill plates. Imported to the U.K. early 2018. Although it matched the lower estimate it did not sell at £60k, which appeared to be the sticking point for Vanquishes at this auction: None of the three offered sold. #214-2004 ASTON MARTIN VAN- QUISH 2+2 coupe. S/N: SCFAC13344B501444. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 58,700 miles. Clean and tidy, with four owners and full service history. Red calipers, chrome door handles, quilted Alcantara headlining. Heated seats; leather just starting to show some use and wear. Cond: 2. 158 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Englefield, U.K. Just the driver’s seat shows a little wear, with the backrest getting a bit of a belly. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $118,260. One owner: A retailer’s dream, so likely coming to an ad near you. Why buy a Vanquish when these look like a better value, with more production? #234-2017 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE NOT SOLD AT $77,190. In the U.K. all its life—starting in Northern Ireland. Not sold at £58k. About £10k ($15k) more was needed here. #223-2004 ASTON MARTIN VAN- QUISH 2+2 coupe. S/N: SCFAC233X3B501243. Tungsten Silver/charcoal leather. Odo: 10,000 km. German-market car with body-colored center console, heated seats, gray calipers, quilted headlining Immaculately kept and pretty much flawless—although driver’s seat base is starting to go a little baggy. Rear seats, as ever, unused, so I’m surprised how many of these were specced as 2+2s rather than just two-seaters. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $93,160. Has been in Japan, came back to the U.K. in 2016, took a class win in the AMOC’s Autumn Concours and kept in dehumidified storage since. Not sold at £70k, which—although the best bid on the trio of Vanquishes at this sale—was about $15k–$20k light. #236-2008 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N: SCFAA05DX9GE00055. Black/ black leather & Alcantara. RHD. Odo: 44,000 miles. Nicely kept, as it’s clean and tidy. Paint and alloys unscuffed, with books and tools. GT8 coupe. S/N: SCFGABKLXHGC21272. Blue/black Alcantara/leather. RHD. Odo: 269 miles. One of 150, with one owner and under 300 miles. So it’s like new. Suede seat and steering-wheel rim show signs of handling, but that’s about it. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $212,938. “The lightest and most powerful of the Vantage family... 220 lb less than the Vantage S,” stated the catalog. That’s still 3,329 lb... or nearly two Elises. Just sayin’. Not sold at £160k, £15k ($20k) behind the lower estimate. © October 2018 159


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Russo and Steele Newport Beach, CA Newport Beach 2018 A striking 1969 Porsche 911E in Bahama Yellow traded hands for $64,900 — possibly the best buy of the sale Company Russo and Steele Date June 8–10, 2018 Location Newport Beach, CA Auctioneers Rob Row, Mitch Jordan Automotive lots sold/offered 162/346 Sales rate 47% Sales total $4,298,195 High sale 2016 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 Brabus Edition sedan, sold at $149,600 Well bought — 1969 Porsche 911E coupe, sold at $64,900 Report and photos by Brett Hatfield Market opinions in italics A s you exit the quagmire of highways that are the trademark of metropolitan Los Angeles for Newport Beach, you are reminded of driving through the tunnel to Toon Town in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” You have crossed an in visible line from traffic madness to a ne reality where everything is vibrant, col ful, clean, and beautiful. It is everything would imagine a beach town to be. This s ning locale was the setting for Russo and Steele’s Newport Beach auction on June 8–10, 2018. If you are lucky enough to engage Drew Alcazar, er Nero leather — reached a high bid of $687,500 but failed to reach reserve. he Ferrari corral were a 2014 458 Speciale and a 2009 430 Scuderia 16M, re bid to $308k and $330k respectively. A 2014 Ferrari California found new ip for $132,200 with fees. The high bid from the Prancing Horse offerings was op bid for the sale, a 2017 Ferrari F12tdf, which topped out at an eye-watering illion. Aside from the Italian offerings, there were vintage Porsches, modern su- Newport Beach, CA percars, stunning British roadsters, classic Jaguars, every stripe of American muscle, woodie wagons, old trucks and even a few bargain cruisers. One of the surprises of the auction is how Fiat Jollys seem to be holding their rather extraordinary value in a less-than-extraordinary market. A very tidy 1965 in Sky Blue and white, with the Jolly’s trademark wicker interior and picnic basket, sold for $76,000. A striking 1969 Porsche 911E in Bahama Yellow traded hands for a high owner of Russo and Steele, you will find an enigma in the auction world. Friendly, approachable, and willing to give you his full attention as though you are the only person there. You would be hard pressed to find another sale owner who is moving cars around during check-in day, or walking the auction grounds, talking to customers and browsers alike, giving his personal touch to every aspect of the sale. When the auction is in full swing, he is the dapper master of ceremonies. The auction feels like a huge party, and the host was considerate enough to bring a smorgasbord of delicious collector cars for all his guests to partake in. Southern California is the nexus of the collector-car world, and the offerings presented give every indication of it. Ferraris were very well represented. A beautifully restored 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC — resplendent in Rosso 160 bid of $64,900. There was a very well-preserved 1988 GMC Jimmy High Sierra, showing a scant 33k miles, which sold for $30,000. A brilliantly restored 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ7 Mk II — in white over red leather — went for $70,500. Mr. Alcazar has recognized that despite being in the center of Southern California car culture, Newport Beach continues to be a difficult market, as it has been for every auction company that has held events here. It’s likely people are distracted by the striking beauty of the Pacific, which is just a few blocks away, great seafood, beautiful weather, and so much to do. One can only hope Russo keeps having the auction here — buying great cars makes a trip to the beach so much more fun. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices no data


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Russo and Steele Newport Beach, CA CZECH #4174-1950 TATRA T87 sedan. S/N: 79233. Eng. # 223-338. Navy blue/ivory leather. Odo: 12,697 miles. An older repaint that is starting to show its age. Cracking at the front bumper fill panel, bubbling at trailing edge of both doors, exposed door hinges flaking with rust. Chrome shows light patina and pitting. Ivory leather shows significant creasing, could stand to be cleaned, with a ballpoint pen mark on the passenger’s side seat bottom. A very good driver or light refresh candidate. Cond: 3+. finish. A few small chips on the outside of the steering wheel. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $94,600. This XK had been the subject of a high-quality restoration at some time, and was beginning to show signs of use, not abuse. Aside from the paint chipping and very minor chrome patina, this example was still very presentable. Since the car changed hands at the Worldwide Auctioneers Texas Classic auction in April of this year for $88k (SCM# 6867633), the current owner should have considered letting this one go. BEST BUY #4192-1955 MGA roadster. S/N: HDB4617390. Old English White & Chariot Red/black cloth/Oxblood Red leather. Odo: 95,291 miles. A striking color combo, and the execution does not disappoint. Chrome wires look to have been recently refinished to a high standard, with no hammer marks present on spinners. Chrome throughout the car is free from signs of age. Engine compartment is clean, featuring an upgraded 1,800-cc engine. Red leather interior shows only mild creasing on seat bottoms, with no fading present. Only a cloth tonneau is seen here. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $93,500. One of only 3,100 produced over a 15-year production run, this final-year T87 sedan was striking in its design and appearance. The subject of a now-aging restoration, the dark blue/ivory leather combo was quite handsome. This example was last seen at the June 2016 Bonhams Greenwich auction, where it traded hands for $137,500 (SCM# 6799874), including bidder’s fee. Its condition was described as starting to show its age then, and time has begun to take its toll. Despite the car’s needs, the owner was wise to hold out for more. ENGLISH #4308-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 convert- ible. S/N: 671814. Birch Grey/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 42,048 miles. Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms matching numbers. Owner’s manual, tool roll, jack and spare are all present. Excellent restoration beginning to show minor signs of age. Substantial chipping over top of grille, just beneath emblem. Three small touch-ups just aft of passenger’s side door. Driver’s side fender skirt and door both fit poorly at the bottom. Chrome shows light patina, stainless has been very well polished. Haartz cloth top in good nick. Red leather interior is a sharp contrast to the Birch Grey button popped off, and is sitting on the seat. A black-cloth soft top is recent. A well-done restoration by A-H enthusiasts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $70,500. Top bid here was indicative of the obvious restoration quality. This roll-up window Healey garnered lots of attention all weekend. There was little to fault aside from the horn button taking up residence on the driver’s seat. The seldom-seen color combo of Ivory White over red with white piping was very attractive. Chrome wires looked properly appealing. Both well sold and bought. #4365-2006 ASTON MARTIN VAN- QUISH S coupe. S/N: SCFAC24376B502014. Carbon Black Metallic/Bentley Saddle leather. Odo: 15,000 miles. Color-to-sample Carbon Black Metallic paint is marred by light road pepper on the nose and a couple of tiny chips on the trailing edge of the driver’s side door. Wheels are clean and have not been curbed or damaged. Minor creasing on the seat bottom is the only indication of interior wear. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $88,000. Original MSRP was $271k. High bid offered was well below average, and as such, the seller was wise to hold out for more. SOLD AT $20,500. A classic British roadster in sharp colors and better-than-average finish. Full doors offer better protection from the elements than previous iterations from MG. The high-quality, body-off restoration here was certainly worth double or triple the sale price. Quite well bought, indeed. #4041-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BJ7 convertible. S/N: HBJ7L22716. Ivory White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 16,642 miles. High-quality Ivory White paint over a bare-body shell shows great care in prep and execution. Chrome has been refinished, stainless well polished. Red leather interior with white piping is fresh. The only indication of interior patina is light weathering on the gauge faces. Sometime during the morning, the horn #4227-2012 ASTON MARTIN VAN- TAGE S coupe. S/N: SCFEBBCF2CGS00905. Jet Black/Obsidian leather. Odo: 1,425 miles. Paint presents well with high-gloss finish. Minor rash present on the passenger’s side of the carbon-fiber splitter. Wheels are without damage, and showcase yellow-painted brake calipers. Driver’s side seat bolster shows very subtle signs of wear from entry. Balance of interior is excellent, with carbon-fiber trim panels on door cards. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $132,250. A rare V12/6speed manual combo garnered a bid well above average. Despite this, the owner chose to hold out for more, which was unsurprising given the extremely low mileage. The condition here was nearly new, and even at a bid above the fray, would have been a steal. 162 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Newport Beach, CA GERMAN BEST BUY #4099-1969 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N: 119200840. Bahama Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 50,761 miles. Shiny Bahama Yellow paint is in very good condition, with the only sign of damage being a small touch-up at the leading edge of the passenger’s door. Fuchs wheels are properly refininshed, free from rash. Glass and weatherstrip are in good nick. Stainless is shiny, as is the chrome. Black leather interior appears fresh, with little sign of wear or fading. Original Becker radio fitted in dash. New-looking coco mats are fitted. Cond: 2+. brown MB-Tex. Odo: 72,321 miles. Paint is shiny but has a plethora of small touch-ups throughout, particularly over fender arches. Chrome and stainless both show light patina. Glass is clean and clear. Engine bay is very clean and original. MB-Tex interior is tidy, with one small wear spot on the driver’s side seat bottom. Cond: 3. do the engine bay and trunk. The interior is clean and has a fresh appearance, with little wear to be found on the black vinyl seats. In fact, there is none of the typical fading and warping here. Glass and weatherstrip are in good nick. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,900. I wanted to take this 911 home with me. Straight, clean, honest, with very little to fault. A very nice 911E that someone managed to steal for 911T money. Quite well bought. #4429-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE sedan. S/N: 10806712007677. Light ivory/ SOLD AT $24,200. A classic M-B sedan, these have not received the love of their convertible brethren. Likely a very well-maintained original car rather than a restoration with patina. These old Mercedes were extremely durable, and known to wear like iron. This example had been loved and cared for, and the winning bid was about 20% above high book value. Well sold. #4172-1976 PORSCHE 914 convertible. S/N: 4762901825. Silver metallic/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 68,269 miles. Claimed survivor car, with a single repaint; has had its alloy wheels chromed. Paint is done to a high standard. Storage is clean and presents well, as SOLD AT $20,250. For years, 914s were the red-headed stepchildren of the Porsche family, with prices languishing in the basement. Only recently have these Volkswagen-partnership 912 successors found a collector demand, with prices rising commensurately. This example, with low miles and superior condition for not being restored, brought far more than book value but deserved every penny. With future collectibility assured, both well bought and sold. #4147-1991 BMW 850I coupe. S/N: WBAEG1315MCB42330. Brilliantrot/Sand Beige leather. Odo: 92,231 miles. Red paint is a slightly different shade on hood as compared to the fenders, and if the car wasn’t in direct October 2018 163


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Russo and Steele Newport Beach, CA sunlight, you probably wouldn’t catch it. Driver’s side pop-up headlight doesn’t quite sit right, as it is not flush with hood. Tan leather interior is fresh, without signs of wear. Alpinastyle wheels are free from rash or damage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,250. These flagship coupes were notoriously expensive to maintain, with a number of unique maintenance concerns. As is so often the case with older modern cars, the electronics and attendant switches, wiring and motors can be a nightmare if not properly maintained. Though this example had been treated to a recent freshening, the small items unaddressed left one wondering if there would be similar corners cut with mechanical concerns. This one would have been a gamble without a thorough PPI, and likely garnered its high bid due to the rarity of the V12/manual-transmission drivetrain. #4102-2002 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0AB29962S685799. Polar Silver/black leather. Odo: 32,000 miles. 6-sp manual. Shiny factory Polar Silver paint has been well cared for, with only a couple of small chips present. Aftermarket alloy wheels have a stunning polished lip, drawing the eye to the red-painted calipers. Black leather interior with red stitching shows very little wear at the driver’s seat bolster. Long-term ownership from a Southern state. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $65,500. How did this not sell? Turbo 996s have begun to find their stride, but not yet to this degree. I have been shopping 996 Turbos (I fell in love with Publisher Martin’s), and was particularly fond of this one. Lower miles and manual transmission adds big value in today’s slowly rising 996 twin Turbo market, but not quite sure what the owner was hoping for, as an offer more than this bid may be a long time coming. #4214-2007 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N: WP0AC299X7S792956. Black/ black leather & Alcantara. Odo: 11,920 miles. Heavily optioned with PCCB carbon-ceramic brakes, Sport Chrono package and interior Carbon Fiber package. A clear bra covers the nose, and shows some minor peeling. Orangewith-black-trim wheels are shiny, showing little buffer swirl. Very small nick on rear bumper, passenger’s side. Orange wheels free from rash. Yellow-painted brake calipers. Plastic chin spoiler shows minor curb rash. Leather and Alcantara seats with contrasting orange stitching show wear commensurate with miles. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $159,500. The black with orange stripes and wheels was striking, if not polarizing. Rare, with only 1,275 produced, 2007 was the first year you could get a GT3 in the U.S. The RS package meant this car was about 50 pounds lighter than a standard GT3, courtesy of lighter rear window, carbon-fiber rear wing and plastic engine cover. A rare car, but the money offered here was well above market and should have guaranteed a new owner. #4128-2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK63 AMG Black Series coupe. S/N: WDBTJ77H08F236797. Iridium/black leather. Odo: 21,904 miles. Silver paint is glossy, with only two very small rock chips visible anywhere on the car. Engine bay is showroom fresh. Glass is crystal clear. Wheels are nicely polished and free from damage of any kind. Black leather interior shows only minor creasing on bolsters and bottoms from ingress/egress. Condition here belies the miles on the clock. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $72,500. The CLK63 AMG Black Series was used as a Formula One safety car. With only 367 copies finding their way to U.S. shores, this 500-hp beast was rare indeed. The high bid offered exceeded book value by a fair bit, but was understandable given exclusivity and condition. The seller can only hope that values will continue to drive upward. #4219-2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG coupe. S/N: WDBSK79F39F155847. Diamond White Metallic/black leather. Odo: 24,682 miles. Shiny white paint protected by a clear bra on the nose of the car. Few flaws are present anywhere in the finish. Carbon-fiber splitter sits quite low, and shows minor rash 164 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Newport Beach, CA as one might expect. Driver’s side seat bolster shows a bit of wear from entry/exit, with minor fraying of bolster stitching. Wheels are free from rash or damage. Overall condition belies miles on odometer. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $165,000. One of 175 made for the U.S. market in 2009. Wide body, plenty of carbon fiber throughout, ultra-low production numbers, and obscene power proved inadequate to drive the bidding past average book value. The seller was wise to hold out for more. #4224-2011 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS coupe. S/N: WDDRJ7HA0BA005261. Iridium/ Classic Red & black leather. Odo: 7,603 miles. Having covered a scant 7k miles from new, this gullwing coupe appears fresh from the showroom floor. Iridium Silver Metallic is free from damage of any kind, and contrasts tastefully with the red-and-black leather interior. An interior carbon-fiber package adorns the center console and door sills. The sole indication of use is very minor wear on the driver’s side seat bolster, to be expected in cars such as this. Wheels are as-new, free from damage. Cond: 2+. McLaren production run. Not quite the performer, and without the radical styling of the SLR, the SLS was nonetheless a fast, exclusive and striking addition to the Mercedes stable. The high bid here was nowhere near book value, particularly for this example’s condition. IRISH #4040-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 Gull- wing. S/N: SCEDT26T9BD004250. Brushed Stainless/gray leather. Odo: 53,017 miles. As clean an example as I can remember seeing since these were new. The stainless steel is clean, crisp. Glass and weatherstrip are in fine nick. The gray leather interior shows only light creases on seat bottoms, and is otherwise free from wear. Engine bay is tidy and correct. Cond: 2. ITALIAN #4369-1963 FIAT 500 D coupe. S/N: 110D528200. Light blue & ivory/maroon cloth/red, white, blue, green vinyl. Odo: 72,307 km. Decent paint, with some rubthrough on sharp creases. Maroon cloth top in good shape, with all snaps in place. Chrome showing signs of age, but otherwise presentable. Stainless door handles are dull, and should be polished. Mulit-color interior could use a bit of cleaning on the door cards. Crummy aftermarket cassette player seems an injustice. Engine bay is tidy. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $132,000. The spiritual successor to the 1950s 300SL Gullwing, the SLS bowed after the conclusion of the SLR NOT SOLD AT $42,250. Although the high bid here was well north of the price-guide median value, the seller would likely have no trouble realizing the price again in the future. This example was as good as I have seen at any sale. As the DMC-12 seems to be enjoying a bit of a resurgence, the seller may be wise to hold out for a bit more. SOLD AT $13,750. A little blister of a car, this looked like what a clown would drive off the clock. The tri-color paint scheme was bright and cheery. The palette carried over to the interior, where it was more eye-opening than a double espresso. You couldn’t look at this and not smile, as is so often the case with these little cars. It was clearly meant to be fun, basic transportation. The price offered was fair, and the completion of the sale proved it. Nobody got hurt here. #4342-1965 FIAT JOLLY convertible. S/N: 136771. Sky Blue & white/ivory canvas/ wicker. Odo: 3,151 miles. Paint is in very good condition, with the only flaw a small scratch on rear fender edge. No doors, just vinyl straps hooked across where a door would be. Wicker seats match the wicker picnic basket in the back. Ivory canvas surrey top shows a little age, but is perfectly serviceable. Just over 3,000 miles on the clock, and it shows. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $76,000. This Fiat Jolly was the automotive equivalent of a great, big smile. Originally designed to be carried on yachts and used for transportation in ports of 166 Sports Car Market


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call, very few Jollys have ever seen much use. They are ideally suited as little beach cars. Jollys have seen a staggering rise in prices in recent years, and it seems staggering that these little buggies sell for upper-five-figure sums. Well sold. #4069-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N: 9899. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 26,259 miles. Glossy red finish shows the early signs of letting go, as there are tiny bubbles on fender tops and along belt line on driver’s door. Chrome and stainless both shiny, without patina. Interior looks nearly new, with the faintest wear present at the seat bolster. Wood dash, carpets and trim exceptional. Small paint scuff at driver’s door sill. Fresh engine rebuild within the past 30 days, and it shows. Marchesini knockoffs wear correct Michelin XWX tires. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $687,500. I wanted to rate this beautiful GTC higher. The lines, the style, the appeal of a classic Ferrari could not be denied. Speaking with the seller, the personal connection with the car was obvious. Despite the excellent execution in the interior and engine compartment, the bubbling in the paint could not be overlooked. I know there was an emotional attachment here, but the high bid should have sent this 330 to a new home. #4158-1985 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N: ZFFSA17A1F0057781. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 7,037 miles. Paint is decent enough, but there are a series of small drips discoloring the driver’s side rear fender top. Miscellaneous small touch-ups on the exterior. Weatherstrip is failing at both rear quarter windows. Interior could be cleaner. Driver’s side seat bolster shows expected wear, and there is a discolored spot on seat bottom. The passenger’s side rear-view mirror has a large fish-eye mirror affixed to it, and a nick on the housing. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $97,500. This first-production-year flying-mirror Testarossa had only one owner from new, who drove it sparingly. October 2018 167


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Russo and Steele Newport Beach, CA However, it seemed to suffer the little injustices of garage life. There was a chance the car had other, unseen needs as a result of little use. That could have suppressed the bidding to only this high bid. Can’t blame the consignor for not accepting the offer. #4211-2005 LAMBORGHINI GAL- LARDO coupe. S/N: ZHWGU11M15LA02060. Giallo Midas/black & yellow leather. Odo: 3,221 miles. Bright yellow Giallo Midas paint is as-new. Wheels, glass and weatherstrip all appear as-new. Interior shows only light creasing on driver’s side seat bottom. Nearly new for a 13-year-old car. Cond: 2+. the car. Yellow-painted brake calipers. Glass is clear, weatherstrip good. Cloth convertible top looks to have spent most of its life in the lowered position, as evidenced by crease marks. Equipped with extensive carbon fiber including rare carbon rockers, door sills, steering wheel, dash section, door cards, intake runners and rear diffuser. Gray metallic seemed a departure from the more common red or black. Tires show some wear. Balance of the car appears fairly new. Cond: 2+. and special handling package. Not perfect, but enjoyed. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $93,000. Another example of an unused supercar, wearing just over 3k miles. Lamborghini’s affordable Gallardo still offered stunning performance from its 500-hp V10. This example matched that with screaming yellow paint. Money offered here was just slightly above market median. As it is unlikely this model will appreciate in value any time soon, the seller may have been wise to let this one find a new owner. #4220-2009 FERRARI F430 Scuderia 16M convertible. S/N: ZFFKW66A790166492. Grigio/black cloth/black Alcantara. Odo: 8,000 miles. Gray metallic paint is shiny, with only minor signs of having been driven showing in clear bra, which covers much of NOT SOLD AT $330,000. One of only 499 made for the world in celebration of Ferrari’s 16th F1 Championship. A full-price offer didn’t convince the owner to let this one go. I reviewed this same car at the Russo Scottsdale auction in January of this year. The money offered here was over twice the high bid of the Arizona sale ($157k, SCM# 6858051), and well north of book value. An Internet search revealed a dealer asking just under $400k for this one. #4004-2014 FERRARI CALIFORNIA convertible. S/N: ZFF65TJA8E198534. Rosso Corsa/Crema leather. Odo: 8,296 miles. Predictably shiny Rosso Corsa paint is marred only by light peppering on the front bumper cover. Front driver’s side wheel shows minor curb rash. The driver’s side seat bolster shows very slight wear. Carbon-fiber steering wheel SOLD AT $132,200. Considered the more practical, drivable Ferrari, with good-forFerrari trunk space and more user-friendly ergonomics, this California appeared to have been just that. It had covered more miles than is typically seen, with signs of having been lightly used and enjoyed. Minor wear notwithstanding, this example traded hands right at median value. Fair deal. #4233-2014 FERRARI 458 Speciale coupe. S/N: ZFF75VFA0E0201175. Grigio Scuro/black Alcantara & cloth. Odo: 5,600 miles. Rare Grigio Scuro paint has been protected by a clear bra, which has suffered minor peppering. Very minor scuffs on splitter. This Speciale edition has the stripe-delete option and a carbon-fiber rear diffuser. Wheels are in as-new condition. The interior continues the carbon-fiber scheme, with carbon-fiber door cards topped by Alcantara with contrasting stitching. Seat bolsters show no signs of wear usually associated with ingress/egress. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $308,000. The Speciale was an even lighter, faster version of the impressive 458. Two hundred pounds lighter, with 35 more ponies, this low-production variant was an instant collectible. Condition on the example offered here was exactly what one would hope for in a 5,600-mile supercar. Although above base price when new, the high bid wasn’t enough to find this one a new home. The owner was wise to hold out for more, as these will likely continue to rise in value. #4427-2017 FERRARI F12TDF coupe. S/N: ZFF81BFA7H0219708. Grigio Silverstone/ Cuoio leather. Odo: 1,488 miles. Striking in Grigio Silverstone metallic paint with tan leather interior, and slathered in carbon fiber, this limited-production Ferrari is in excellent condition. Very few indicators of wear 168 Sports Car Market


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are present, with only a thumb-sized discoloration on the driver’s side door-card leather, a slight heel scuff on the carbon-fiber door sill, and a dime-sized mark on the carbon-fiber splitter. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,100,000. One of only 799 produced. Based on the F12, but essentially a road-going track car with 769 horsepower, these models commanded a price far in excess of the car on which they were based. With production so low, and performance so high, this was inevitably destined to become a standout collector car. The owner had something unique indeed, and will surely be rewarded for holding out. JAPANESE #4085-1971 DATSUN 240Z custom coupe. S/N: HLS3014222. New Sight Orange/ black leather. New Sight Orange paint is quite glossy, showing excellent prep and execution. Carbon-fiber fender flares and rear spoiler tastefully add to the Pro-Touring stance. A full custom leather interior, carbon-fiber console, and suede headliner complement the original, uncracked dash, which houses a full array of Speedhut custom gauges. Engine bay is simply stunning, with no exposed wiring visible. A carbon-fiber shock-tower strut bridges the compartment. Custom Watanabe wheels showcase Wilwood four-wheel discs. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Japanese tuner cars are nothing new, but finding one with this level of finish is. Featuring a super-clean execution of the RB25 Turbo Skyline engine/5-speed drivetrain, full custom interior, JDM-only Gnose front end, and complemented by numerous custom carbon-fiber bits, this Z-car looked fresh from a SEMA display. Finding its equal would be difficult indeed. Although the high bid here would be at the top end for a stock car, this build clearly represented many times that sum. The seller wisely held out for more. © October 2018 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 169 ™


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #38-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N 17078. Yellow/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 37,141 miles. Older, thick repaint in generally fine shape—except for small stress crack on bottom of rear fenders. Nice body-color fender welts. Minor wear to chrome grille, with very small crease on top. Nice RAC and AA badges. Lucas “Flame Thrower” spotlights in good shape. Good wood dash doesn’t have any appreciable wear or cracks. Seats unmarked and slightly baggy. Engine bay is clean and dry, and fitted with generic hoses and modern clamps. Cond: 2. Top seller at Leake Tulsa — 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $302,500 SILVER Location: Coeur d’Alene, ID Date: June 16, 2018 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold/offered: 47/90 Sales rate: 52% Sales total: $442,859 High sale: 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible, sold at $30,240 Buyer’s premium: 8%; minimum $250, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Boyle MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Portland, OR Date: June 22–23, 2018 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis Automotive lots sold/offered: 288/488 Sales rate: 59% Sales total: $8,262,375 High sale: 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $214,500 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jim Pickering and Chad Taylor LEAKE Location: Tulsa, OK Date: June 7–10, 2018 Auctioneers: Jim Ritchie, Dillon Hall, Pat Hicks, Trev Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered: 292/463 Sales rate: 63% Sales total: $6,348,155 High sale: 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $302,500 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Phil Skinner NOT SOLD AT $23,000. A longtime local family car that’s been shown some care. I’ve seen shinier examples at U.K.-specific events, but this car came across as a solid, honest example that you wouldn’t be afraid to drive. Five years ago these were valued in the SCM Pocket Price Guide between $20k–$30k. Today their SCM median price is $20k, so they’re not exactly a high-yield investment. Seller turned down a healthy bid, so he must think he can do better elsewhere. At around $20k, these MGs are a pretty safe place to park some money if you want to relive the early days of sports cars in America. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/18. #F168-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Landing in the “well-sold” column — 1968 Volvo 1800S coupe, sold for $29,700 at Mecum Portland 170 roadster. S/N AN5L44535. Signal Red/white vinyl/maroon vinyl. Bright red paint sparkles in the Expo Center lights. Clean and smooth finish, with no blemishes. Red-painted steel wheels with small white stripe around edge and chrome hubcaps. White soft top in excellent shape. Sign next to car says it was recently replaced. The Sprite’s minimal brightwork is straight and rust-free, with minor surface scratches. Dark red interior makes the basic cabin seem a little more luxurious. Seats finished with white piping that breaks up all that red nicely. Comes with original side windows. Could fit in the bed of the C10 next to it. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,600. I am trying to come up with another word besides “cute,” but I can’t. This is a tiny red roadster—cute is the only adjective that works. This Bugeye has been prepared to a high standard. Not a concours car, but does anybody care if their Mk I makes it to Pebble? Take it, drive it and enjoy it. Everything is so simple on it, it would make a great car to teach the basics to any youngster in your life. I learned on a ’72 Mini. Sports Car Market


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Roundup hard on the eyes under the lights of the Expo Center but looks good at a glance. Closer inspection reveals some minor flaws throughout, with some noticeable color change on part of hood. Chrome and brightwork look excellent, however. Later car sporting the giant rubber safety blocks on the bumpers. Steel wheels with beauty rings look great. Windshield mostly scratch-free but has some water spotting around edges. Rest of the windows look great, including plastic backlight in soft top. Top itself is in excellent shape. Interior clean, with no rips or tears in the seats. Wood veneer dash not cracked or discolored. Cond: 3-. The price is slightly below our current $18,500 median, but right in line with most recent sales of Mk I Sprites. Fair deal for both parties. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. #2138-1967 MORRIS MINOR 1000 2-dr sedan. S/N MA2S5DL1161843. Dark blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 91,634 miles. Solid looking, turn-key ready for a drive, but you just might want to avoid the Interstates. Seller claimed engine was 1.0-L, even though by this time the 1.1-L 4-cylinder was considered standard. Car treated to a full cosmetic re-do a few years back. Some reference put the serial number into the 1966-year model range, but current paperwork shows ’67. Interior done fairly well, but with stress cracks near the hub of the steering wheel. Underhood neat and tidy. Body and paint above average, but passenger’s door needs minor alignment. Steel disc wheels have proper hubcaps and fresh tires. Taillights don’t look factory—looks more 1970s VW Beetle derived. Miles are reportedly from new. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. A very usable TR in great shape overall. Rather unique and very bright paint color, but I quite like it. Paint imperfections hurt it slightly, but still a great car to drive and show off. Interior worn in just right; not battered and destroyed, yet not sterile and unused. As long as that straight 6 runs out nicely and there are no notorious rust problems hidden anywhere, this should put a smile on any lover of British roadsters. This car may not be quite the level of the $19.5k median in the price guide, but is surely worth more than the $12,500 bid here. Fair call to take it home. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. SOLD AT $10,890. This Morris is cute, but folks weren’t attracted to the dark-blue finish—more fun for the two gentlemen bidders who kept bumping the bid by $100 after consignor lifted the reserve. It had a lot of appeal, especially being a left-hander, and while no history was provided, I have a feeling this car might have been sold north of the U.S. border. No signs of rust-out or other major body maladies; gauges, instruments and other components look factory, with exception of those silly taillights. This was on the low side of retail market; seller was satisfied, and new owner should be overjoyed. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/18. #S48-1977 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF30221U0. Java Green/black vinyl/ beige vinyl. Odo: 82,206 miles. Paint is a little October 2018 171 #15-1978 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN6UT207669. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 44,670 miles. Good-quality, mostly trim-off repaint with a few minor chips. Very slight masking issue on windshield-to-cowl seal, which is cracked. Rubber bumper is good, with no warping or chunks missing. Hood gap variable; trunk sits high possibly due to new seal. Original top holding up well, other than an age split where factory plastic window meets vinyl. Interior also very nice; all it needs is new carpets. Taillight lens faded. Trunk clean and dry. Engine bay has


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Roundup original paint, which is worn and chipped. Aftermarket electronic ignition. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. A nice little car that’s been shown some care. The penultimate year for the long-serving Midget/Sprite. The 197479 rubber-bumper cars really take a hit valuewise compared to earlier cars. The high bid was certainly respectable, some $1,500 above the SCM median; still, based on its overall “ready to go” condition, I can see why a seller might turn it down. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/18. #S135.1-2010 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N SCFEDCAD2AGE01771. Lightning Silver/Obsidian Black leather, gray Alcantara. Odo: 26,326 miles. Paint in excellent shape. No chips in glass. Both front and rear carbon-fiber diffusers appear unscathed by steep driveways and overzealous parking jobs. Big carbon-ceramic brakes covered by big 10-spoke wheels painted silver. Black leather seats with gray Alcantara inserts. Driver’s side outer bolster shows slight wear. All the goodies one would expect in a newer exotic. Automated 6-sp manual with buttons on dash, Bang & Olufsen sound system, heated seats and, of course, an umbrella. Envelope with spare key and owner’s manual in the passenger’s seat. Said to have an original MSRP of $280,835. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. A very well-kept DBS. Mileage is a ton for a specialty car like this. The exotics I have come across with this kind of mileage generally show the effects of a hard life. CARFAX on dash says six previous owners, but they all seem to have taken good care of this Aston. However, it does have the annoying, difficult-to-use, Volvo-sourced navigation system. The cheapest examples in the SCM Platinum Auction Database have been at $137,500, one a Volante and the other a coupe. High sale was $154k. The $105k high bid here is not a realistic number for this modern exotic. Seller was right to pack up and try again. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. ITALIAN #F131-1986 MASERATI BITURBO cus- tom roadster. S/N ZAMFL1105GA- 330237. Nero/tan leather. Odo: 49,548 miles. Black paint is just okay—would look much better with a quick buffing session. Added red stripe done in paint and finished in clearcoat. Top is no longer a feature. Clean and scratch-free glass. Trim a little wavy in places and shows some light scuffing but overall in acceptable shape. Biturbo wheels are free of curb rash. Original interior in great shape. Plush leather seats are clean, and over-filled cushions still look comfortable. No rips or tears anywhere. Gauges, dash and center console almost asnew. Now just a 2-seater rather than a 2+2 setup. Stock otherwise. Still sporting Zagato badges. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,500. The Biturbo or “bee-turbo” as I had to learn to call it at the Maserati dealership where I worked, is a prime example of Maserati’s bad reputation in the States. They were attractive because of their relatively cheap price and exotic twin-turbo powerplant with decent zip. Then they plagued the owner with expensive problems. Which brings me to this car. In coupe or spyder form, the Biturbo only appeals to a small audience. Why would you make it desirable to an even smaller one by making a roadster? At least with a soft top on the car, you can put it up when it starts raining and you’re stranded on the side of the road. On the plus side, the interior looks as rich as it did in 1986 and the dark gray alloys look great. Winning price is well under $9k median in the price guide but still more than I would pay. Seller is the winner in this transaction. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. JAPANESE #2230-1968 DATSUN 1600 convertible. S/N SPL31121068. White/black vinyl/dark blue plaid cloth. Odo: 66,492 miles. White is a perfect color to mask less-than-stellar body conditions, and it worked its magic on this car. Economy paint slapped on car close to a decade ago; wasn’t great then, has gotten a little worse since. Interior has some replacement materials, but I did like the fabric, and the top looks to have been done as a shop project. However, engine runs out well, even if it was rather untidy. Dual SU carbs seem to have had some recent attention paid to them, and a fairly new radiator hose had the parts label still attached. Period-correct radio. Wheels looked like they were taken from an MGB from the 1970s. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,600. With the recent upticks in the interest column for Japanese sports cars, the 1600 is probably the best bang for just a few bucks. This car was seen at Leake’s OKC sale back in 2013, and it brought a few hundred more then than it did today ($7,040, SCM# 5812623). Relatively easy to maintain, a ball to drive and, like many of the models from Nissan, quite reliable. Doubt these cars will reach the level of love and value that the later Z-cars have achieved, but they will continue to grow at a moderate pace. With this 172 Sports Car Market


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Roundup amount paid, there is plenty of room for a cosmetic investment and a few other touches that will make it not only dependable, but also allow you to leave any embarrassment at home. Well bought. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/18. SWEDISH #S138-1968 VOLVO 1800S coupe. S/N 183451026591. Red/black leather. Odo: 29,787 miles. Restored in 2012. Red paint— matching the Volvo paint code underhood— applied well, with even finish and no apparent flaws. All chrome and trim is straight, but with light polishing scratches. That includes headlight rings and trim atop the rear fins. Steel wheels with polished caps look excellent. Some light scratches and minor imperfections around edges of glass. All the rubber gaskets and seals appear new, with lots of life left. All looks fine underhood. Weber carburetor with K&N air filter on top. Interior features modern radio, with modern speakers visible through rear window. Seats reupholstered to a high quality, but in a more contemporary style with bright red piping along the edges. Cond: 2-. these little Volvos. Who would’ve thought Volvo and style could be in the same sentence? What the car lacked in performance it made up for in comfort. This car is done in the correct redover-black color scheme. The exterior is only let down by the scratchy chrome. Probably has seen a lot of fluffing and buffing for car shows. Inside, the seats are a little overpowering. Without the red piping, things would seem a little more appropriate for the year. Visible modern speakers detract from the vintage look of the exterior, and the carpet around them does not appear to be tacked down as it is partially over the speaker. Overall, this is a really nice Volvo aside from my nitpicking. Someone in the room seemed to agree, as it sold for $29,700 with buyer’s premium—well over the $23,500 priceguide median. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. AMERICAN #3220-1956 DESOTO FIREDOME se- SOLD AT $29,700. Quite a lot of style in dan. S/N 55294202. White & Coronado Green/light green vinyl, dark brown cloth. Odo: 24,450 miles. 330-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. With the 230-hp V8, automatic, wheel covers, Goodyear whitewalls, hood ornament, push-button automatic, push-button radio, dash clock and dual mirrors. AACA National First Prize winner. Very clean, restored engine bay. Light road wear on a restored underbody. Slightly uneven gaps. Good chrome and brightwork. Good but older and slightly faded paint. Good, lightly worn interior, which is represented as original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,380. It’s rare to see a Firedome, but to see a sedan in such good shape is pretty special, particularly in betterthan-average driver condition. The price this Firedome brought represents a reasonable premium for this example’s preservation and restoration. A cool old thing in characteristic ’50s Mopar colors. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/18. #F197-1957 NASH METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E25753. Sunburst Yellow & Snowberry White/brown cloth. Odo: 82,354 miles. 1500-cc I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Appears to be a recent restoration. Fresh paint shows heavy orange peel and looks wavy. Color appears more tan than yellow. Shiny trim pieces not restored but are straight and in good shape. Door handles have some imperfections in the finish. Glass is clear and scratch-free all around. Wheels and tires in good order. Engine is clean, but not at show-car standards. Dash, carpet and door cards look freshly replaced or redone. Seat upholstery also looks new—redone in the correct style, but not in houndstooth fabric. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,000. Basically an Americanbadged Mini in my eyes, including British 4-cylinder up front. So tiny that Nash could not produce it at their own factory due to the narrow width. To get a smaller American car you would have had to go with a Crosley. Did anyone actually use one of those as transportation? I have a neighbor who drove one of these Metros around Canada in the winter. Wearing a heavy coat and avoiding the rustedout floor. Doesn’t sound like fun but apparently very possible. This newly done-up hard top looks good from a distance, but a closer look reveals a restoration not done to exacting standards. A nice, driver-quality car. Take it around the neighborhood or to some low-key car shows and display it as the novelty piece that it is. Decently bought and sold. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. #S92-1962 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2-dr sedan. S/N 21111L191765. Red/Fawn vinyl. Odo: 2,462 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Fantastic paint with some minor polish scratching, great panel gaps. Very nice chrome, trim, glass and rubber. Trunk detailed and filled with appropriate books and 174 Sports Car Market


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Roundup manuals. Engine compartment spotless and correct down to the battery and hose clamps. Firewall wears several AACA awards, including a Grand National First Place. Clean, stock interior with sweep-needle tach mounted to steering column. Fitted with M&H Racemaster rear tires on original-style steel rims. Cond: 1-. tinued to do well. With the demise of the wagon from the American car scene and none on the horizon, there is a craving for a passenger-carbased family hauler as a collector vehicle. A perfect fit for nostalgia, for being taken to school, a Scout meeting, or Little League game, these cars were a part of many of our lives. What a way to recapture one’s youth. Well bought. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/18. #82-1966 FORD MUSTANG custom NOT SOLD AT $60,000. The 409s were Chevrolet’s answer to the growing performance wars of the early 1960s, and they did well against Ford and Mopar, at least until Chrysler shut everyone down with the 13.5:1, 413-ci Max Wedge in 1962, right around the same time that GM decided to pull out of factory-backed racing efforts. This Biscayne was hard to fault in pretty much any way, other than being a bit too shiny overall—but that’s hardly much of a gripe. The money wasn’t here today for this classic drag racer, and I don’t blame the seller for holding out at this bid. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/18. #3276-1965 MERCURY COLONY PARK wagon. S/N 5Z76Z547724. Burgundy/ Parchment vinyl. Odo: 37,784 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Seems to be on the odometer’s second go-around. While still a solid and complete car, it’s been given a cosmetic re-do on a budget. Color change from pure white probably not a bad thing, as the interior complements that selection. Fitted with ps, pb, factory a/c, AM radio, clock and the rear-facing third seat looking out on the traffic. Lots of debris in paint, some of which might be eliminated with a color-sanding. Doors and hood line up well, but underhood really needs some help. Chrome and other brightwork scuffed, and the windshield wipers have left their mark. Oversized wide whitewalls don’t add to the eye appeal on this one. Cond: 3. coupe. S/N 6F07C372787. White/black vinyl. Odo: 17,768 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A 2-seater coupe made by shortening the cabin 12 inches rather than the wheelbase, with that room added back between the front edge of the trunk and back window. Space behind the seats now home to a shelf with massive speakers. Bodywork looks well done and includes shaved door handles, badging and brightwork. Two-inch gap on aft edge of both windows that the side glass doesn’t fill. A possible manual entry system in case the door poppers fail? Adjacent drip rail on driver’s side heavily chipped. Modified ’65 grille. Rear wing and gas cap look like 1971–73 Mustang parts. Rear valance exhaust cutouts cut by hand rather than pressed as per factory. Interior looks nice with custom bits added to dash. Large sunroof not leaking. Engine bay very clean. Overflow reservoir is a Coors beer can. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,856. If you’re being charitable, you can say the restyle gives it the purposeful look of ’40s business coupes, or uncharitably, one of those ghastly “Opera Coupe” conversions performed on some first-generation Cadillac Sevilles. Regardless, someone liked it SOLD AT $12,100. Seller seemed quite pleased with the interest in this wagon. Reserve was met and hammer was dropped. Wagons, especially these family land-yachts, have con- October 2018 175


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Roundup Market Moment enough to take it home. Sold previously at the 2017 Mecum Portland sale for $9,350 (SCM# 6840861). At the price paid, it seems harmless enough and might be a bit of a buy for a seemingly well-done custom. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/18. #16-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Silk City Diner Sold at $336,000 RM Auctions Dingman Collection Auction, June 23–24, 2018, Lot 907 J ohn P. Wilson once bought 1,037 English pull-chain toilets and had them shipped to Los Angeles. They were cheap, and he figured the early-1970s boom in theme restaurants (remember Victoria Station?) would net him a handsome profit. It did. Wilson was soon scavenging, packing and shipping entire English pubs, bookstores, to- bacco shops and churches. He filled a Los Angeles warehouse for his Golden Movement Emporium auctions. Strolling the aisles of a huge warehouse full of beautiful old pub back bars while walking the preview was like a sad, sad trip to Merry Olde itself. Which brings us to the Silk City Diner, created at the Paterson Vehicle Company — and recently sold from the Michael Dingman Collection. Dingman, a longtime Ford executive, left a great Ford collection to dispose of, but in addition to the cars, the diner was one of more than 700 lots of nostalgia pieces, the bulk of it tin, porcelain and neon signs. The Silk City Diner sold for $336,000. Oh, and there might be some wee shipping expenses to factor in as well. Originally built sometime in the 1940s, this diner’s salad days (or more specifically pie days, since that was the menu item that kept the diner alive) were on Route 40 in Pittsgrove, NJ. The good times ended with a sale in 1959, though it continued to be operated into the late 1980s. Locally known as the Pole Tavern Diner, it ended up abandoned in the trees at the back of a local collector’s property until restorer Steve Harwin of Diversified Diners of Cleveland, OH, bought it in 1994. It was delivered to Dingman, after a full restoration, in 2003. Diners were the food carts of the 1950s, although the original diner concept started in the 1870s with multiple companies building “lunch wagons.” Existing in the netherworld between food cart and brick-and-mortar restaurants, diners typically set up shop along highways on small pieces of property. They stubbornly remained an East Coast thing, like White Castle or Chock full o’Nuts — and rarely crossed the Mississippi. There is something indisputably cool and sad at the same time about having your own vintage diner. It’s cool because it’s a moment in history — lightning in a bottle that is now yours — and beautifully period-correct. It lacks only the sounds and smells of actual life. It’s sad because it’s the logical way to trump your mildly rich friends’ mandatory malt-shop-in- the-garage conceit. Let’s face it — if you are jet rich, the cost of the diner is less than the tab your 737 runs up to make a few trips across the country. What is a fortune to many is simply a rounding error to a few. Like the dismantled European chapels moved and rebuilt at California’s Hearst Castle, it’s the ultimate “I can because I can, and you can’t” move. Well bought, and well played, sir. 176 — Mark Wigginton NOT SOLD AT $28,000. No pb or a/c with the base engine; this is a cruiser rather than a muscle car. Nice to see the effort (and money) spent on this sort of car instead of making it into something it never was. Sold exactly one year before at Mecum Portland for $33,000 (SCM# 6840711), so it’s not surprising the seller declined to take a $5,000 haircut on this one. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/18. #F10-1970 CHEVROLET C10 pickup. S/N CS140S160202. Blue/ blue vinyl. Odo: 50,662 miles. 250-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Decent repaint doesn’t quite match the original hue, still visible in engine compartment. Some subsurface paint reaction throughout, but no visible rust in the usual C10 places. Decent panel gaps, particularly good at doors. Bed wood and retainer strips painted black. Engine compartment clean but showing age. Firewall is still teal and clashes with exterior blue. Nice OE-style rims and later square-body stainless hubcaps, four of five tires are ancient enough to be shiny and are possibly bias plies. Interior appears restored and in good shape, door-jamb tag painted over. New door seals, good glass, new seat cover and rubber mat. Features include AM radio and heater—that’s about it. Threeon-the-tree theft prevention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,000. The new owner of this truck BEST BUY Sports Car Market coupe. S/N 124378N424157. Grotto Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 78,267 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice paint over straight body, with very uniform gaps. White stripe well applied. Very nice bumpers and window stainless. Minor pinching to passenger’s side drip molding. Bottom of grille cracked, with a small piece missing. New door seals. Recently redone interior with unmarked seats and carpet. Headliner and seat belts look to be original. Nice dash, but fake-wood appliqué peeling. Aftermarket gauges added under dash. Engine bay clean, with usual corrosion to brake reservoir. Modern battery and aftermarket hoses. Factory decals in place underhood. Bias-ply Redline Firestone tires. Cond: 2.


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Roundup tion. The bidding on this one stopped well short of what it should have. Perhaps the upgraded transmission put bidders off or simply no one wanted to buy a Corvette in the rain. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/18. #36-1984 CADILLAC ELDORADO mentioned that he was a first-time buyer at auction. He’ll be taking this truck out to the Oregon Coast, where it’ll likely be put back to work as a regular, everyday driver. That’s pretty easy to do with this era of GM truck, although this one might be more of a handful than most, being that it’s a base model with basically no options to speak of and a few Carter-era tires. Still, it’s hard to go wrong with a short-bed, stepside ’67–72 Chevy truck for this money, especially when it’s rust-free and has great shut lines. The new owner was happy with the price, and he should be. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR , 06/18. #69-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N 1Z8748S433168. Silver & dark gray/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 50,124 miles. 350-ci 220-hp V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Nicely presented L82-powered 25th Anniversary model. Tremec 5-speed. Newer repaint in factory two-tone, with no signs of cracks or major issues. Good body gaps. Mirrored t-tops aging well and aren’t leaking despite the steady rain. Excellent factory wheels shod with Goodrich tires instead of the factory Goodyears. Excellent stock interior, with no issues to note. Well-cared-for, driver-quality engine compartment with signs of use and wear. Cond: 2-. coupe. S/N 1G6AL5780EE614869. Cameo Ivory/ivory vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 50,193 miles. 4.1-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Factory paint is aging well, with just a few small chips. Matching vinyl top also in good order; not dried out or weathered. Factory brightwork— never a high point on some GM cars of this vintage—likewise aging well, with the bumper’s black plastic rub strip still in place. Light wear to driver’s seat, back seat looks unused. Carpets could use a good clean. Wheels fitted with factory simulated wires, dealer-added Cadillac mud flaps in place. Underhood is stock and dry, with just a layer of dust. Cond: 3+. Cloth top section could use a cleaning. Wheels and sidepipes very good. Seats have light creasing but no wear. Aftermarket radio and upgraded speakers in stock location. Engine bay is clean, but shows wear with dull finish and wear to valve covers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,920. This was the first Viper I’ve encountered at an auction in this part of the country. I occasionally see one in my neighborhood, so perhaps they’re making their way to owners who are actually driving them. Seller says he’s selling this one because he has two; his other is another ’94, but with lower miles. This came across as an honest car, and having the seller available to answer questions is always welcome when looking at a (semi) exotic. The SCM median for these is a healthy $37,000, up 9% over last year, making this car very well bought. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID , 06/18. SOLD AT $3,780. Another low-miles grandpa-mobile; however, not a convertible or upscale steel-roofed Biarritz. Happily, it wasn’t optioned with the 5.7-L diesel, which would knock 20% off the value. At the selling price, considering the mileage and overall condition, this one was very well bought. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/18. BEST BUY #17-1994 DODGE VIPER roadster. S/N 1B3BR65E3RV100102. Red/ black cloth/gray leather. Odo: 47,399 miles. 8.0-L fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. Original paint remarkably unmarked for the mileage. Seller said the front fascia had been repainted, but no damage history. Small scratch on hood. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. I’ve always liked this two-tone over the more garish ’78 Pace Car with its black/silver scheme and cowcatcher front spoiler. The owner was there to answer questions, saying he was selling because he’s moving and won’t have garage space. Reportedly $8k recently spent in maintenance and upgrades; the most noteworthy item is the fitting of a Tremec 5-speed. Factory 4-speed is included. While not a “put away while still in the wrapper” example, this was very nice for a driver for its mileage. The price guide values an L82-powered Anniversary edition midway between a base 180-hp car and an L82-powered Indy Pace Car edi- October 2018 SOLD AT $302,500. Car needed nothing but a new owner. The Ford GT is an anomaly in the supercar world; they seem to not only hold their value and interest, but with the new GTs being near impossible to obtain and under a strict non-compete clause from Ford, if you want a GT, you have to look to this generation of supercars. Though they are still quite potent, some are saying the market is cooling on these cars, but this one brought nearly double its original price tag from a decade ago. I would consider that still a hot property. Of course, at this same sale, a pretty one in dark blue didn’t meet reserve with an offer of $240k. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/18. © #9007-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S45Y400406. Quicksilver/Charcoal leather. Odo: 1,914 miles. Well documented, well presented and one of 154 in Quicksilver. Only 26 were stripe-delete as this car is. Has all the good stuff: BBS wheels, McIntosh audio, two keys with fobs, factory car cover, all the books and documents and the factory-issued certificate of authenticity. Presented in near-perfect condition, with no sign of chips or any road wear. Engine bay presented as clean, interior spotless, body panels exactly where the factory put them. Cond: 1. “ This came across as an honest car, and having the seller available to answer questions is always welcome when looking at a (semi) exotic. 1994 Dodge Viper roadster ” 177


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Mystery Photo Answers “Only God can make a tree,” but only my wife would plant one underneath my restoration project 50 years ago. — Warren D. Blatz, Jr., via email Having grown up together since the 1960s, the Falcon and his friend, the tree, are now nearly inseparable. — Roy Fine, Neenah, WI nay thousands, who will caption the car in tree photo with “Ran when parked.” — Don Holle, Edgewood, NM You are totally confused. I said “Maltese Falcon.” — Windee Veros, Boca Raton, FL It’s a proud day when a Falcon hatchling leaves the nest. If that day ever comes, anyway. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Quiet! Falcon nesting. — Joan Frankel, Silver Spring, MD Ran when parked. — Steven Slebioda, Escondido, CA I thought I had parked next Ha! Who says pigs can’t fly? — Tom Perkins, via email Looks like Ford laid an egg with the new “Falcon Lair.” — Ken Gemelli, Dover, MA Everyone knows that’s where falcons live — in trees. — Chris Riley, Stamford, CT My Falcon got spooked by a Viper, and once she flew into the tree I could never get her to come down. — Michael Kay, San Jose, CA And the last words of the ol’ redneck were: “Watch this!” — Jim Bender, Upper Arlington, OH May I be the first of hundreds, Comments With Your Renewals The magazine gets bigger all the time. Takes days to get through everything. I like the “Buy/Sell/Hold.” — Andy Iddison, Sandy, UT (SCMer since 2010) Great job, Keith and company! Now the only car magazine I subscribe to. — Bill Morris III, Raleigh, NC (2003) Keith, you have come a long ways since the dinner we had at Salty’s on the Willamette. — Tom Griffiths, Rancho Mirage, CA (1996) Thanks for the memory, Tom. And I appreciated your encouragement then — Keith Martin Subscriber since 1995: Always my first read each month, but the collector market 178 to a tree. But when the tide went out, I learned the truth. — Phil Stevens, via email When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather — not screaming like the passengers in his car. — Michael Hraba, via email This highly evolved, right- hand-drive variety of Falcon seems to be roosting in that tree. Might they both be Australian species? —Gary Francis, Chico, CA No, dear, I still don’t remem- ber where I parked the car. — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA Houston, the Falcon has landed. — Jeffrey A. Roessler, Irvine, CA Ran when last flown! — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT This was one of the most popu- lar — and competitive — Mystery Photo contests in SCM’s 30 years. We got hundreds of entries, and not one of them mentioned Viagra, Bubba or Alfa Romeo. We have two winners this month, as Warren Blatz and Roy Fine each found the perfect mix of plausible humor. Each one of them gets a “Where is Keith Martin?” SCM hat. Yes, the hat, like the Falcon in the Tree, really exists. ♦ has matured so much, I miss the days when SCM was bashing Boxers, describing Ferrari 365 GTC/4s as having a “clown mouth” and articles titled, “A Fool and His Miura,” showing the owner in a supermarket parking lot putting a gallon of milk in the boot (I own English cars). — Bruce Heintz, Weston, MA (1995) More sub-$100k cars, please. — David Benck, Chicago, IL (2008) Other car magazines come and go, but SCM remains! You are awesome! — John Waugh, Scottsdale, AZ (2005) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — KM 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. Sports Car Market This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2018 Charlie Kuhn


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers 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 (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/keith- martin) • My Tortoise is Older Than Your Car • In the Amazon, to the Galapagos and on the Road • The SCM Autozam Can Be Yours in Monterey! Start ’em Young: To get him started on the right track, I introduced my 3-month-old grandson Logan Tabor Arnold to Sports Car Market. Later, I introduced him to the excitement of classic-car auctions at Amelia Island. Most importantly, I’m working to get him hooked early in life on classic Jaguars, as my father did for me. — Gene Berghoff Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your high-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. Seven Years Ago in SCM A close-up photograph of a 1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8 Roadster graced the cover of the October 2011 issue. That XK 150 brought a staggering $323,891 at RM Auctions’ Salon Privé sale. It’s hard to picture this now, but seven years ago, a car that sold for a million dollars got a standing ovation. It’s pretty likely this XK 150S got one when the hammer went down at one-third the price, which remains respectable even by today’s standards. Also from that issue: A 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC sold for $279,692 at RM’s Villa d’Este Auction. Those cars are now trading in $600,000 territory. A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster brought $752,130 at Artcurial’s Paris auc- tion. Now, seven years later, an aluminum 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster brought $3,685,369 at Artcurial’s 2018 Le Mans Classic Sale — see p. 128 of this issue. That’s a world-record price. October 2018 Guides and Resources (View or download at www.sportscar- market.com/guides-supplements) • 2018 Insider’s Guide to Monterey • 2018 Price Guide • 2018 Insider’s Guide to Museums For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable Platinum Deluxe Users View 297,000-plus 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! 179


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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 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall tourer S/N 404MF. Indigo Blue and black/black. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Highly desirable open coachwork with dual windscreen. 7,431-cc L-head inline 6-cylinder engine. Single R-R carburetor. Side-shift 4-speed manual transmission with extremely functional overdrive. Live front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and live rear axle with platform cantilever rear suspension. Rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Known ownership history from new including renowned Rolls-Royce enthusiast Prestley Blake. Highly original example. Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www.charlescrail. com/vehicles/220/1924-rolls-royce-silver-ghost-pallmall-tourer. (CA) 1939 Bentley 4¼ Litre Overdrive Pillarless Coupe by Park Ward manual. Independent front suspension. Overheadvalve, 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine, 4-speed manual transmission. Elegant drophead coachwork in rare left-hand-drive configuration by Tickford. Only 80 of 302 dropheads were left-hand drive. Special features ordered from the factory include Lucas headlamps, dip switch and pattress, Trico windscreen washer, bonnet ventilators, polished wood cappings to screen pillars, twin carburetors and heat/defrost, sun visors, new d/light levers, metric speedometer and Dunlop tires. Comes with factory build sheets and an extensive history and service file. Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www. charlescrail.com/vehicles/15/1951-alvis-ta-21drophead-coupe. (CA) 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupe Olde English White/black. Engine, transmission and overdrive redone. Five new tires. Meticulously cared for car, owned for 16 years. Too many improvements to list. $64,000. Contact Dennis, Ph: 253.335.2327, email: planezany@aol.com. (WA) Sand Acrylic/Regal Red. 50,227 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. No-expense-spared restoration completed by concours d’elegance award-winning marque specialist Vantage Motorworks. Over $336k in restoration costs. Rarely driven since completion. One of 13 produced; one of 10 built for the U.S. Built new for Broadway Producer Lawrence Carr. Power convertible top, power windows and rear serving trays. $595,000. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1959-rollsroyce-silver-cloud-drophead-coupe/. (MO) S/N B131MX. Red/beige. 7,984 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Highly desirable MX Series, 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive fourth gear. Attractive one-off Pillarless Coupe by Park Ward. Exceptionally well-documented history. No-expensespared restoration. 4,257-cc OHV 6-cylinder engine, twin SU carburetors. Approximately 100 hp. Fourwheel servo-boosted drum brakes. Known history from new. Over $235,000 in restoration receipts on file. Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www.charlescrail.com/vehicles/221/1939bentley-4-1-4-liter-overdrive-pillarless-coupe-by-park-ward. (CA) 1951 Alvis TA21 drophead coupe by Tickford 1961 Bentley S2 Continental by James Young sedan 1967 Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine w/ coachwork by MPW 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/490. (CA) 1971 Lotus Elan S4 SE fixed-head coupe S/N HBJ8L29412. Blue/blue. 77,484 miles. V6, manual. A fine example of a Mk III BJ8. Rotisserie, ground-up restoration completed in 2007. Paint in excellent condition, as is fit and finish. Interior is in excellent condition, as is the wood and telemetry. Engine and transmission rebuilt, and is in excellent running condition. Vehicle runs and drives like new. Vehicle has been maintained and garage kept. 2011 first place in class at St. Louis European Car Show. Complete documents of restoration. All matching numbers. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. $88,000. Garcia’s Classic Car Restoration. Contact Fred, Ph: 618.874.3992, email: garciasplace@aol.com. (IL) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 roadster Silver/blue. 78,672 miles. V12, automatic. Three owners from new, and concours restoration in the late 1980s. Fresh from storage, but a smoothrunning car. Runs, drives and stops as it should, but a service would be suggested. Now showing signs of age, but feasible to correct, or enjoy as-is. Very clean underneath, with only some small exterior paint bubbles. Sagging headliner, and minor sun damage on the top of the rear seats as expected. Interior is very clean, dashboard veneers are in good condition and leather dash is excellent! $6,900 OBO. Simko Motorcars LLC. Contact Orrie, Ph: 860.782.1554, email: orrie.simko@gmail.com. (CT) 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS 2-door soft top Cirrus White/black. 1,000 miles. Inline 4. Originally California-delivered car with clean and clear California title. Full frame-off restoration by exFormula 2 Lotus team engine builder. 1,600-cc BDA 181-hp motor. Very streetable and a fun, well-sorted car with all the details taken care of. We have over 100 pics and the full history on our website. $39,990. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: www.autokennel. com. (CA) 1979 Jaguar XJ12L sedan S/N 5LVF95. Black/beige. 42,586 miles. Elegant limousine coachwork, with electric division, by Mulliner, Park Ward. This excellent driving example is just out of 40 years continuous ownership with low original miles. Equipped with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, automatic transmission, crystal bar set, jump seats, books, tools and factory spare. A superb original example. $149,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1968 Jaguar E-type Series 1.5 convertible S/N BC5LBY. Burgundy/tan. 48,000 miles. V8, automatic. Shown at the Geneva Motor Show when new and Swiss delivery to its first owner. Rare James Young alloy coachwork. One of six in left-hand drive with factory air-conditioning. High-quality restoration. One of the rarest post-war Bentleys ever made. Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www.charlescrail.com/vehicles/224/1961bentley-s2-continental-by-james-young. (CA) S/N 24501. Willow Green/Fawn Leather. Inline 6, 180 Beluga Black/Charcoal Twill. 74,900 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. This pristine and rare D90 appears to have only been lightly used on the street. It wears most of its original paint. Recent new transmission by Land Rover, as well as full engine and transfer-case reseal. Over $20k recently invested. Our website has complete history and over 100 detailed photos. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: www.autokennel. com. (CA) FRENCH 1957 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon sport coupe S/N 1E17423. Maroon/black with black top. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. A great daily driver that has benefited from a recent servicing at Classic Showcase. Features an attractive color combo, and includes desirable upgrades including covered headlights, triple SU carbs, headers, upgraded digital sound system and more. $135,000. Classic Showcase. Ph: Pomegranate/tan. 263 miles. V8, 2-spd automatic. Incredible condition. Meticulous seven-year, bodyoff-frame restoration completed in 2014. Driven less than 300 miles since. One of only 37 built. Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery Numbers matching 354-ci dual-quad Hemi V8. Air conditioning by Vintage Air, disc brakes by Wilwood with electric assist, power steering and power windows. $299,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1957facel-vega-fv4-typhoon-sport-coupe/. (MO) GERMAN 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220A cabriolet S/N 1870120121453. Dark blue w/dark blue top/dark blue. 15,830 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This sleek 220A is a beautiful show/driver-level cabriolet in striking blue with whitewall tires. It has been professionally restored throughout, along with a recent servicing. The car’s interior is in exceptional condition and includes textured cognac pigskin luggage, further enhancing an already impressive vehicle. Perfect for the astute collector demanding the best. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/581. (CA) 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster Bronze Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing bronze sculpture by Richard Pietruska. On marble base, 11 inches by 11.5 inches by 9.25 inches. $4,100 including shipping in the U.S. L’art et l’automobile. Contact Jacques, Ph: 830.864.5040, email: info@ arteauto.com. Website: www.arteauto.com. (TX) 1960 Porsche 356 B coupe 67,581 miles. H4, Originally a Porsche Factory executive’s car. Matching numbers, outstanding original condition with no signs of damage. Longterm past ownerships. Recent service and tires. $125,000. PORsport. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn67@gmail.com. Website: porsport. com. (NY) 1965 Porsche 911 coupe 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sculpture 1964 Porsche 356 SC Euro coupe 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 coupe Signal Orange/black. 33,327 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. Over $220k spent on a 3½ year rotisserie restoration completed by Brumos Porsche in 2014. Driven 1,000 miles since. Multiple concours d’elegance award winner (including the 2018 PCA National Concours). 33,327 actual miles. Previously shown at St. Johns, Hilton Head, Amelia Island, Porsche Parade and more. Fully documented. $269,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1970-porsche-911s-22-coupe/. (MO) 1973 Porsche 911T coupe S/N 5110418. Ruby Red/beige. manual. Take a step back in time with this stunning Ruby Red 356B. Owned by a Porsche enthusiast and historian, this is one of the most complete and original 356s on the market. Featuring a Super 90 engine, the 90-hp car really flies and provides a very fun and sporty driving experience. $119,000. Gaswerks Garage. Contact Chris, Ph: 833.507.7324, email: sales@gaswerksgarage.com. Website: www. gaswerksgarage.com/cars-for-sale.html. This is a first-year, one of 200 Pre-A Speedsters. Solid, mostly original floor, very complete, comes with period-correct split-case ’54 engine. Comes with new carpet kit, rubber kit and nicely restored date-correct gauges. P.O.R. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Tom, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@ millersportscars.com. (NJ) 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Originally with 1500 S motor (MM eligible car) now with S-90 engine, original trans, fiberglass hard top. Runs and drives, but will need restoration. P.O.R Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Tom, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@millersportscars.com. (NJ) Cream/dark tan. 20,173 miles. Cream with dark tan interior, tan canvas soft top and matching full tonneau. Stunning black-plate California car with Certificate of Authenticity, equipped with Talbot Berlin side mirrors, Becker Europa radio, toolkit, beautifully photo documented restoration and complete with extensive service records and receipts; runs and drives beautifully. $158,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1963 Porsche 356 SC coupe 1961 Porsche 356 B Super 90 T-5 cabriolet 9,999 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. The Blue Meanie. SWB 911 old-school hot rod just out of 33-year ownership. Fully matching numbers, runs and drives very well. Ready to be driven and enjoyed. $95,000 OBO. PORsport. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn67@gmail.com. Website: porsport.com. (NY) 1967 Porsche 912 coupe S/N 9113101187. Gemini Blue/black. 82,683 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Recently completed a documented, comprehensive restoration by Classic Showcase and is a great choice for showing and driving. A California car since new, this numbersmatching example features a number of Porschespecific items and a set of fully restored Fuchs wheels to complete the look. A pictorial DVD documenting the 911T’s various restoration processes accompanies the vehicle. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/468. (CA) 1973 Porsche 911T coupe S/N 463123. Polo Red/black. 127,665 miles. H4, manual. Recently restored 912. All-new suspension bushings, 15-inch steel wheels, lowered ride height. Full service completed on the 1,582-cc flat-4 engine and gearbox. The interior sports a new headliner, complemented by the Polo Red exterior and newly installed decals. $79,990. Gaswerks Garage. Contact Chris, Ph: 833.507.7324, email: sales@gaswerksgarage.com. Website: www. gaswerksgarage.com/cars-for-sale.html. (NJ) 1968 Porsche 911 TR Group 3 coupe A 1973.5 911T. This car still has the original paint on most of the car. It is well-documented, with full known repair history, with only rear driver’s side panel repainted years ago. The inside of the fender shows no damage. I have a stack of documentation from each of the owners. The cars are only original once, and very few are left. The car has a full toolkit, jack and books. P.O.R. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Tom, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@ millersportscars.com. (NJ) 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera coupe Yellow/black. 90,757 miles. Yellow (6405) w/ black interior and oatmeal square-weave carpets. 90,757 miles. Equipped with chrome wheels, trunk rack, Blaupunkt radio and jack. Very tidy SC model; runs and drives great. $78,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@ heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics. com. (CA) 182 An absolutely as-new, award-winning Sports Purpose 911. Jewelry-quality restoration to a very high standard using only NOS and correct factory race parts. Documented factory single-plug 911R/906 race engine and special options from the factory. Please see the website for many additional images and full description. $429,000. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn76@gmail.com. Website: porsport.com. (FL) Platinum Metallic/Cinnamon. 35,770 miles. Flat 6, 4-spd manual. Very low miles. 2018 PCA National Concours Award winner. Previously owned by a Porsche Club member (over 30 years). Numbers matching, mechanical refurbishing by a marque specialist less than 300 miles ago. Electric sunroof, U.S. Equipment group, air conditioning and light alloy Fuchs wheels. $229,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@ schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/ ds-1976-porsche-930-turbo-carrera/. (MO) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 2-door hard top winner, Matter roll bar. The best from my personal collection. $329,000. PORsport. Contact Don, Ph: 631.786.6511, email: dahearn67@gmail.com. Website: porsport.com. (NY) 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe a Classic Gray interior and is equipped with heated seats, windscreen, power windows, Porsche floor mats, cruise control, automatic a/c, a leatherwrapped steering wheel, heated power-adjustable mirrors and a power-operated rear spoiler. Includes numerous receipts for service work performed. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/577. (CA) 2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 pickup 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring spider S/N 10702412026519. Black/black leather. 52,170 miles. V8, automatic. An absolutely exceptional example of this one-original-Southern-Californiaowner car with only 52k miles. The most expensive model of the legendary 450 series, at an original MSRP of $36,700 (over $120k, according to the CPI adjusted for inflation for 2018) compared to $31,845 for the same-year 450SL convertible. In absolutely beautiful and quite exceptional condition throughout. $29,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.399.3990, email: wcclassics@aol. com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible Red/black. 101,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Very well-cared-for and -maintained example 3.2 G50; last of the air-cooled hand-built 911s. Maintained from new by Werk1 in Roslyn, NY. All service records from 1990. Original paint and upholstery in excellent condition. Fresh Bridgestones on the original Fuchs 16-inch wheels. No oil leaks or mechanical or cosmetic needs, just had major service; everything works as-new ,even a/c (upgraded to R134a refrigerant) CoA included with list of factory options. Upgrades: Alpine BlueTooth radio (original comes with car), K&N airbox setup and upgraded ECU chipset ,with new five-year warranty and new DME. $46,000 OBO. Contact Jeffrey, Ph: 631.204.7886, email: parzival@pipeline.com. (NY) 1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster Cast-iron block 2.0-liter engine. Alfa Romeo’s flagship open touring car from 1958 to 1962. Fewer than 3,500 of these Spiders were produced over approximately four years. Comes with a rare full set of tools, original bumper guards, owner’s manual and brand-new black soft top. Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www. charlescrail.com/vehicles/222/1962-alfa-romeo2000-spider. (CA) S/N WDBJH65J1YB094941. Black/tan. 23,000 miles. V6, 5-spd automatic. Factory-built pickup, Parktronic, NAVI, phone, CD, rear reclining seats, aluminum diamond-plate bed, LED bed lighting, AMG Monobloc wheels, extremely rare. $45,000 OBO. Contact David, Ph: 310.283.3780, email: dave. barakat@icloud.com. (CA) ITALIAN 1951 Lancia Aurelia GT coupe S/N AR192672. Red/black. 28,669 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Engine #AR0060106439. Coachwork by Touring of Milan. 2,584-cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine. Three Weber carburetors, produces 145 hp at 5,400 rpm, manual transmission. Front independent suspension, live rear axle, four-wheel Girling power disc brakes. Sold new at the Carl Block Alfa Romeo dealership of Oakland, CA. Three previous owners from new, all within a few miles of the selling dealership! Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@ gmail.com. Website: www.charlescrail.com/ vehicles/223/1964-alfa-romeo-2600-spider. (CA) 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 coupe S/N 10204412059024. Classic White & Midnight Blue hard top/Midnight Blue. 12,800 miles. V8, automatic. Low documented miles from new, with single ownership until 2013 and meticulous service records from new. The final year of 450SL production. Unique and very attractive color combination. Totally original and unrestored condition. Without a doubt one of the finest examples in existence. Comes with service file, data card, as well as original books, tools, hard top and soft top. Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www. charlescrail.com/vehicles/14/1980-mercedes-benz450sl-roadster. (CA) 1980 Porsche 911 Weissach Edition coupe S/N WP0CB2964NS460736. Guards Red/black leather. 32,348 miles. Flat 6, manual. Rare 964 America Roadster in Guards Red over black leather. One of 250 made, extremely low production original U.S. spec. Enthusiast owned and garage kept, with 5-speed, electric height adjusting seats, velour-like carpet, leatherette welting, black piping, tonneau cover, complete books and original window sticker. $149,900. Gaswerks Garage. Contact Chris, Ph: 833.507.7324, email: sales@gaswerksgarage.com. Website: www.gaswerksgarage.com/cars-for-sale. html. (NJ) 1993 Porsche RS America coupe S/N B201047. Red/tan. V6, 4-spd manual. This early Aurelia GT claims a number of benchmarks of rarity. Being one of the pre-production B20 examples and one of the very small number of cars to have been constructed by Vioti within the early run of 90 cars. This chassis is likely one of the earliest surviving B20s examples. This Aurelia was restored around the year 2000 with a full body strip/repaint, interior and mechanical rebuild. All this work was performed by Reggio Emilia. After the 2014 sale, the Lancia underwent a color change along with an interior upgrade. Full documentation of the restoration process is available. $219,000. Automotive Restorations Inc. Contact Tony, Ph: 203.377.6745, email: tony@auto-restore.com. Website: automotiverestorations.com/sales/ home/1951-lancia-aurelia-gt. (CT) 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Normale Type 750 D spider S/N 330GT7901. Black/red. 53,495 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Spectacular numbers-matching, award-winning car, thoroughly restored by Ferrari professionals, Best in Class winner at the 2016 Cavallino Classic, gorgeous red leather interior, desirable two-headlamp layout, ANSA exhaust, Weber Carbs, Borrani wheels. One of only 1,099 GT 2+2s made. Ready to show or drive today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/524. (CA) 1967 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Supersport coupe 59,000 miles. One of 400 cars. Half were Anthracite Black. Every option, excellent condition, clean CARFAX and CoA. P.O.R. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Tom, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@ millersportscars.com. (NJ) 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport Euro coupe Guards Red/black. 64,500 miles. Inline 6, manual. Number 337 of 701, with original paint, decal delete and leather sport seats; three owners from new, clean CARFAX, never raced. Recent 60k-mile service by marque specialist. Four of four options: sunroof, limited slip, a/c and radio. Starts, runs and drives extremely well; very tight and with perfect road handling. $96,500 OBO. Simko Motorcars LLC. Contact Orrie, Ph: 860.782.1554, email: orrie. simko@gmail.com. (CT) 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera cabriolet Red/black. 43,256 miles. Red with black leather interior and red piping, black canvas soft top and red wool carpeting. A very nicely detailed restoration of a Pinin Farina classic design; odometer shows 43,256 miles, rally eligible, runs and drives great. $84,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1962 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring spider Silver/red leather. Found in California in storage for the past 35 years, this incredibly well-preserved left-hand-drive 2.8-liter example is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox and triple carburetors rebuilt by Pierce Manifold. A new set of Pirelli tires mounted with new hubcaps and trim rings. Very rare doublebubble roofline, one of only 150 examples built, this highly desirable Italian classic is complete with handbook and shop manual. $285,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 3,100 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. Outstanding 5,000 km German-market example, perfect in every way. This factory lightweight is show detailed throughout including the underside. Multiple show October 2018 S/N WP0CA2996SS342292. H6 (flat 6), 6-spd manual. This 993 Carrera Cabriolet comes in an attractive color combo of Metallic Polar Blue over S/N AR10204102180. Gray/tan. 40,352 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Engine #AR0020403337. The epitome of Italian grand touring. California car since 1979. Bodied by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. Fresh restoration in extremely attractive color combination. 183


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1969 Lamborghini Islero S coupe 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 QV coupe AMERICAN 1935 Packard Twelve Victoria convertible seat ($71), power steering ($113), power brakes ($40), power windows ($125), heater and defroster ($78), Solex tinted windshield ($20) and wire wheels with white sidewall tires. One of very few such remaining examples, with extremely rare additional factory options including ps, pb, pw, power seats. $25,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.399.3990, email: wcclassics@aol. com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) Grigio Fumo/Cinnamon leather. 8,854 miles. One of only 100 ever built, driven less than 9k original miles since new. Equipped with original-type Miura wheels and tires. Pristine original condition throughout, truly magnificent interior coachwork. $375,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics. com. (CA) 1978 Alfa Romeo 2000 Veloce spider Bianco Polo Park/red leather. V10, 5-spd manual. Equipped with climate control, power mirrors, Burtoni ignition update and AM-FM cassette player; complete with handbook, service records, copies of original window sticker and sales contract. Only 32,079 original kilometers. A fantastic example of Lamborghini’s iconic model. Runs and drives great and in excellent condition throughout. $295,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) JAPANESE 1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition motorcycle S/N AR115410005369. Green/tan. 32,400 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. An absolutely exceptional and stunning example of this rare, ultra-loworiginal miles and longtime single-family-owned Spider Veloce (541 VIN). Highly desirable Italian Racing Green original exterior color and tan interior combination with matching canvas soft top. Gorgeous light tan original-seat interior. Always garaged and covered; no rust or accident history whatsoever. Must be seen to be believed and driven to be truly appreciated. $18,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.399.3990, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS spider S/N 139I3347. Sienna Rust/tan. Inline 8. One previous owner from new; in largely original condition. Fascinating history. Optional Dynaflow transmission. Go to our website for the full story on this magnificent find! Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www.charlescrail.com/vehicles/215/1941buick-series-50-super-convertible. (CA) Yellow & black/12,500 miles. 6-spd manual. Adult owner for the past 20 years. Stock motor, Factory Pipes Products pipes with extra slip-ons. Never raced, starts right up and runs but needs a tune-up/carbs rebuild. $5,500. Contact Gregory, Ph: 718.640.6803, email: greggybase@yahoo.com. (NY) 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60 SUV S/N 28847. Red/tan leather. 59,950 miles. V8, manual. Exceptional condition example in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of original factory Rossa Corsa exterior with tan leather seats interior. One of only 3,219 models built during a six-year production by Ferrari for these early carburetor models from 1975 to ’80. Most desirable 3.0-L carbureted V8 engine with four Weber twinchoke downdraft carburetors matched to gated 5-speed manual trans, ps, power four-wheel disc brakes, pw, tinted glass and removable Targa roof. West Coast $52,500 OBO. West Coast Classics. Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1985 Alfa Romeo “Graduate” spider White/tan. 147,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. An exceptionally preserved, three-owner, finalyear FJ60 with factory a/c and 147k miles. Freshly serviced and detailed rust-free Western example that needs nothing and is ready to conquer Dakar, or even your daily commute. Full details available online. $27,500. Colin’s Classic Auto. Contact Colin, Ph: 414.375.2656, email: colin@ colinsclassicauto.com. Website: colinsclassicauto.com/ inventory/an-exceptional-1987-toyota-fj60-landcruiser/#progression-description. (WI) SWEDISH 1973 Volvo 1800 ES wagon S/N 799A1972826. Maroon/tan. V8, manual. Although an older restoration, it is still in outstanding condition with beautiful paint and chrome trim. One of the few well-cared-for examples still with the original wood in fabulous condition! Recent motor service completed by expert Tim Krehbiel (Los Angeles, CA) included engine tune-up, power window and convertible top electrics and hydraulics. Overdrive, throttle and choke adjustments, radio, instruments, new battery and more. The work totaled more than $15,000. A well-known example, having spent years in California, this car is ready to drive and bring a smile to your face. $160,000 OBO. Grand Prix Classics. Contact Mark, Ph: 858.459.3500, email: info@grandprixclassics.com. Website: www.grandprixclassics.com/inventory/1947-fordsportsman-convertible-woody/. (CA) 1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe sedan 1947 Ford Sportsman woodie convertible Stored by owner with annual maintenance. Runs and drives well; new paint, interior and top by RM. Rare steel tonneau shaped to match. Original tag and numbers. $210k firm. Call or email Mike Fairbairn: mikef@ciaccess.com. (519) 352-4575 or (519) 3500900. $210,000. Contact Jason, email: jgowler@ rmsothebys.com. 1941 Buick Series 50 Super 8 convertible S/N C855H3760. Nautilus Blue & Mist White/blue & white. V8, automatic. Original California owner Star Chief 287 V8 convertible! Purchased new at Tom Ray Pontiac of Glendale, CA, in 1955, and recently completely restored in Nautilus Blue over White Mist with a matching two-tone interior. Always-garaged, California and Nevada rust-free car with a new white power soft top and with its original 287 V8 engine with factory options including Dual Range Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, six-way manual seat, full pile carpeting, electric clock, power brakes, deluxe steering wheel, body side stainless molding and belt-line molding. $65,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1958 Chrysler Imperial Crown convertible 1955 Pontiac Star Chief convertible S/N LY115166. Garnet Red/tan leather. 49,400 miles. V8, automatic. Exceptionally straight and rust-free. A great daily-driving survivor of this very rare and original Mopar, with its original 392/345hp V8 engine. One of the last true 392-ci Hemi cars, which makes this beauty very desirable, and the last year for the Hemi to come in an Imperial. This was among one of the most expensive cars produced in 1958 and is extremely rare, with a total production of only 675 Crown convertibles ever built. $79,500 OBO. West Coast Classics. Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1958 Dual-Ghia D-500 convertible Red/black. 19,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. An exceptional one-owner car with low original miles. As nice underneath as it is on top. Factory a/c, full documentation from new, including the original window sticker. Freshly serviced and ready to enjoy. None finer. Full details online. $25,000. Colin’s Classic Auto. Contact Colin, Ph: 414.3752656, email: colin@colinsclassicauto.com. Website: colinsclassicauto.com/inventory/1985-alfa-romeospider-graduate-1-owner-19k-miles/. (WI) 184 S/N 1836363004871. Volvo Red/black. 79,800 miles. Inline 4, automatic. One previous owner from new. Under 80,000 documented miles, with mostly original paint. Original interior, carpets and dash. Fuel injected, a/c, extremely rare and desired Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission. Comes with original jack, tools, owner’s manual, service manual and maintenance records. A collector’s dream! Charles Crail Automobiles. Contact Devon, Ph: 805.570.4677, email: devoncrail@gmail.com. Website: www.charlescrail.com/vehicles/7/1973volvo-1800-es-wagon. (CA) S/N W5573927. Heron Blue & white/blue & gray pattern. 63,950 miles. V8, automatic. An exceptionally straight, original, rust-free and great daily-driving survivor of this very rare Mopar model. Original 301-ci V8 engine and super-rare factory options including PowerFlite automatic transmission ($189), Air-Temp a/c ($570), two-way power front Midnight Blue/tan. 1,378 miles. V8, automatic. Concours-level restoration by marque specialist. One of 100 built; one of 30 examples known to exist and one of the last few built. 2010 Pebble Beach award winner. Previous Ghia collector ownership. Rare optional D-500 260-hp “Red Ram” Hemi V8. Recent servicing included a full transmission rebuild. $499,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1958-dual-ghiaconvertible/. (MO) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 2-door hard top 1970 Dodge Charger 500 2-door hard top 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV S/N 194675S110568. Rally Red/black. V8, automatic. 327/300-hp, two-owner car from new, same owner past 16 years, who is a technical director for the Corvette club. Originally an Arizona car. Very rare, one of 872, with ice-cold factory a/c. This nicely optioned car has knockoff wheels, teak steering wheel, telescopic steering column, ps, pb, AM-FM radio, power antenna, tinted glass, whitewall tires and leather seats. Numbers matching. All original with one repaint, updated to R134a a/c and bigblock radiator. This car is in excellent condition and comes with the original owner’s manual, brochure and records. $64,900. Contact Ron, Ph: 215.633.0775, email: rga11@msn.com. (PA) 1967 Ford GT 40 Mk IV Dennis Koleber scaled model S/N 223379L116357. Warwick Blue/Parchment. 31,990 miles. V8, automatic. An absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this very rare and all-American classic muscle car. 400/350 hp 4-bbl V8 car with a date-correct XH-code replacement and rebuilt engine matched correctly to a TH400 3-peed automatic transmission. Independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, dual exhausts and PHS documentation. $32,499 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.399.3990, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 custom coupe S/N 344870E166189. Gold/black. 6,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Professionally restored 2017. New paint, black vinyl top, new 4-speed, AM radio, factory 8-track, rally one wheels, black interior, power windows, doors and trunk. $60,000 OBO. Contact Jerome, Ph: 262.497.3747, email: mr1970olds@ att.net. (WI) se Gallery 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 2-door hard top 1970 Dodge Charger 500 2-door hard top 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV S/N 194675S110568. Rally Red/black. V8, automatic. 327/300-hp, two-owner car from new, same owner past 16 years, who is a technical director for the Corvette club. Originally an Arizona car. Very rare, one of 872, with ice-cold factory a/c. This nicely optioned car has knockoff wheels, teak steering wheel, telescopic steering column, ps, pb, AM-FM radio, power antenna, tinted glass, whitewall tires and leather seats. Numbers matching. All original with one repaint, updated to R134a a/c and big- block radiator. This car is in excellent condition and comes with the original owner’s manual, brochure and records. $64,900. Contact Ron, Ph: 215.633.0775, email: rga11@msn.com. (PA) 1967 Ford GT 40 Mk IV Dennis Koleber scaled model S/N 223379L116357. Warwick Blue/Parchment. 31,990 miles. V8, automatic. An absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this very rare and all-American classic muscle car. 400/350 hp 4-bbl V8 car with a date-correct XH-code replacement and rebuilt engine matched correctly to a TH400 3-peed automatic transmission. Independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, dual exhausts and PHS documentation. $32,499 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.399.3990, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1969 Pontiac Firebird 400 custom coupe S/N 344870E166189. Gold/black. 6,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Professionally restored 2017. New paint, black vinyl top, new 4-speed, AM radio, factory 8-track, rally one wheels, black interior, power windows, doors and trunk. $60,000 OBO. Contact Jerome, Ph: 262.497.3747, email: mr1970olds@ att.net. (WI) Yellow/V8, Yellow/V8, Scaled model by GMP, 14 inches long. Replica of the car after finishing 4th at Le Mans. Built by Dennis Koleber. Metal with extensive engine, chassis, body and cockpit details. $1,150. l’art et l’automobile. Contact Jacques, Ph: 830.864.5040, email: info@arteauto.com. Website: arteauto. com/. (TX) 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback S/N 223379L118427. Carousel Red/black. V8, 4-spd manual. Stylishly customized, no-expense-spared all-American classic muscle car. Original Southern California black-plate car with 400/330-hp 4-bbl V8. Includes original matching-numbers YT-code 400/330-hp 4-bbl V8 long block, which was originally matched to a Turbo HydraMatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission. Converted to a 4-speed M-22 Muncie manual transmission with Hurst V Gate 2 shifter and with the 400-ci engine stroked to a standard 455 ci. $42,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) White/black. V8, 4-sp manual. #1763 is an original 4-speed/ inboard-headlight GT500 in as-delivered specification. Unrestored, with one repaint in 1986, #1763 retains its original engine, transmission, sheet metal, fiberglass, interior, tags and all Shelby components. Documented with complete history from new. A GT500 with great integrity. $195,000. Contact Colin, Ph: 414.375.2656, email: colin@ thecomercollection.com. Website: colinsclassicauto. com. (WI) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 396 Pace Car convertible Green/green. 80,200 miles. V8, automatic. Very nice condition, originally California car. I have owned it for 26 years, 318-ci engine with automatic transmission. $29,500. Contact Peter, Ph: 250.858.8213, email: barracuda71@shaw.ca. (BC, CAN) 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 replica 2-door hard top S/N 1JCNJ15U4JT217151. Burgundy/burgundy. 139,120 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. This is a stunning example of the famed American Classic. Documented, four owners, clean CARFAX. Original engine rebuilt and reinstalled, repaint (no Bondo), solid, no rust. Retrofitted a/c. Original condition, no modifications, solid chassis and floors. Many pictures, no disappointments. $29,500 OBO. Contact Tommy, Ph: 973.525.3301, email: tommyh204@yahoo. com. (NJ) RACE 1966 Ford Mustang A/S 289 notchback S/N 6T07T145027. Blue/gray. V8, manual. Raced from new with documented history, having ran at Nelson Ledges and Watkins Glen from 1967 to ’70. Accompanied with two period photographs, was later owned and raced by famous race driver Lauren J. Fix. Immaculate condition by meticulous collector owner of nine years. Refreshed every eight hours; two hours on car now, with recent original gearbox rebuild. Fully sorted and track ready with SVRA and SCCA logbooks. $55,000 OBO. Simko Motorcars LLC. Contact Orrie, Ph: 860.782.1554, email: orrie. simko@gmail.com. (CT) © S/N 1Z37Z3S409844. Dark blue metallic/black custom. 6,000 miles. V8, 4-sp manual. LS-4, Benchmark, Bloomington Gold-Survivor-Corvette USA. Close-ratio manual transmission. Killer FireStone 500 tires, including spare. $73,000 OBO. RMC Enterprises Inc. Contact Richard, Ph: 773.725.4848, email: asnowplower@aol.com. (IL) Sports Car Market Classic Showcase classified ads It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added S/N 124679N641963. Dover White/orange. 39,581 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Meticulously restored Jerry MacNeish-verified RPO Z-11 SS 396 Pace Car. Additional photos and information available upon request. $90,000. Contact Rich, Ph: 413.525.6908, email: skwerly1@msn.com. (MA) www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad October 2018 185 bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings.


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) GAA Classic Cars Auction, Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A Premier Classic, Antique and Unique Vehicle Auction Experience. Offering 550 vehicles three times a year — March, July and November. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com 1.855.862.2257 (NC) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, W. Yoder Auction. 920.787.5549 . Premier Auction Group. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com W. Yoder Auction holds the only semiannual collector car auction in the state of Wisconsin open to the public where anyone can buy and anyone can sell! But we don’t stop there. We specialize in collections and sell it all! Contact us today. info@wyoderauction.com. Learn more about us at wyoderauction.com and like us on Facebook. Wheeler Auction Group. RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) 833.599.8999 . Collector Car Auction company specializing in the marketing and sale of pre-war, classic, vintage, antique, muscle & exotic automobiles. What sets Wheeler apart from other auction companies in their industry is the quality and quantity of marketing that they do for their clients combined with some of the lowest selling commissions in the industry. Contact them today to discuss the marketing of your vehicle or collection! Info@WheelerAuctionGroup.com www.WheelerAuctionGroup.com Worldwide Auctioneers. Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Russo and Steele Collector AutoPalm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) 186 mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogbased, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inven- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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tory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Appraisals Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagGooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Automotive Restorations. Automodello. 877.343.2276. ONE8™ Type 74 Lotus Europa ONE12™ 1967 Gurney Eagle Spa winner hand-signed by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Buick, Cadillac, Delage, Delahaye, Ford, Lincoln, Kaiser. 1:24 hand-built, limited edition Resin Art™. ONE43™ Sunbeam Tigers. 10% discount to SCM readers: Use code SCM18R on Automodello.com Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 or 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) ing automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Corvette America. 800.458.3475. Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s October 2018 Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restor- than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and 187


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com in business, we have grown to become the nation’s premier collector and performance car facility. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Paramount Automotive Group/ Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Paul Russell and Company. Capital Gains Taxes? We Can Help. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) Magellan Planning Group. 800.377.1332. We use a simple, proven strategy to defer taxes on the sale of highly appreciated assets. We call it the Capital Gains Deferral Trust and it has helped individuals just like you maximize their profit and minimize their tax burden. Call for a free brochure today. www.magellanplanning.com 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the preservation and sales of European classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Morris and Welford. 949.679.4999. Morris and Welford, a JD Classics company, are established, fine collector car dealers based in Newport Beach, California. We have a 14,800 sq ft showroom with cars for sale, cars on consignment, collection management, appraisal services and more. www.morrisandwelford.com Email: pat@morrisandwelford.com 4040 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Pendine. 0044 (0)7770 762751. Pen- dine specializes in the sale of historic cars for road and track. While focusing specifically on British cars from the immediate post-war period to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers to the supercars of the 1990s. Please call us at 0044 (0)7770 762751, or email james@pendine.co and check out our website www.pendine.co (U.K.) West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. Since 1985, Legendary Motorcar Company has specialized in buying, selling and restoring some of the rarest cars in existence. For sale, in our 150-car showroom you’ll find, ultra-rare muscle cars, European sports cars and modern performance cars. In our 75,000 square-foot facility, our highly-skilled craftsmen perform complete award-winning restorations. Whether you are buying one special car or building a museum, our collection management services will help you make the right decisions. Over 30 years 188 Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) Saratoga Auto Auction. Sept. 21 and 22, 2018 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. To consign, register to bid, or to purchase tickets, visit saratogaautoauction. org. 518-587-1935 x22 / jeff.whiteside@ saratogaautoauction.org two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Classic Car Transport Collection Management Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com RideCache. 512.751.8450. A profes- sional, ad-free software tool and service that helps you manage your collection, digitally preserve your valuable documentation and securely share with those that need access. Manage your collection with our DIY tools or use our RideCache Build service and let our professional team build your account. Learn more at http://ridecache.com/SCM. RideCache — Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty. com. (MI) sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Frank Dale & Stepsons. The world’s oldest independent Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists, having been established since 1946. With sales, service, restoration and trimming all under one roof, we offer collectors and enthusiasts the complete range of services for their collections. www.frankdale.com (U.K.) McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport J.C. Taylor Insurance. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Reliable Carriers Inc. 800-521-6393. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) October 2018 Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) 189


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Events—Concours, Car Shows Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Import/Export Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 26–November 4, 2018 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than European Collectibles Inc. J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 12–14, 2019. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! German 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Cosdel International Transportation. Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) West Coast Shipping. 510.236.3008. Classic Car Capital 310.254.9704, Ext. 1. Maximize the return on your passion by recapitalizing the equity in your vintage cars. Whether to expand your collection, invest or for personal use, you decide how to use the funds. With unparalleled experience, service and expertise in this highly specialized lending, we understand the market and needs of the collector. Whether using one car or multiple cars as collateral, we offer lines of credit with no origination fees or prepayment penalties. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s 190 The BMW CCA is the world’s larg- est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 68 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. Scott Grundfor Company. 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Shipping collector cars around the world is our specialty. We provide turnkey international logistics solutions to get you driving when you want. We collect your car, load it onto a ship or plane, clear local and foreign customs, and provide white-glove delivery to your destination. We’re used by collectors, dealers and auction companies to ship over 8,000 collector cars around the world each year. And with consolidation available from both U.S. coasts to over 40 destinations around the world, we make it affordable. It’s your dream car, let’s bring her home. www.wcshipping.com Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Italian Legal See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums Luxury Lease Partners LLC. 201.822.4870. LLP is a self-funded exotic car lessor that does not follow conventional lending rules, such as scores, debt-to-income ratios or comparable borrowing requirements. LLP can provide lease financing on any exotic car from $50,000 to $5 million, regardless of your credit history. If you own a car and need cash, LLP provides sale/lease-back financing so you can keep driving your car! Contact us at info@luxuryleasepartners.com LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care P21S Auto Care Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) 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 Alan Taylor Company Inc. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Racing Services Dr Beasley’s. Unimpressed by 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. inferior car care products that didn’t meet his standards, Jim Lafeber, owner of renowned detailing facility Simon’s Shine Shop, and Founding Member and past President of the International Detailing Association, turned to his background in chemistry to formulate his own products. By utilizing the safest, highest quality ingredients available, Jim was able to launch Dr. Beasley’s, a line of highly advanced, innovative products perfect for both modern and vintage cars. Dr. Beasley’s products are now used and recommended by some of the biggest OEMs in the automotive industry including BMW, Audi and Kawasaki. Try them for yourself and discover a better way to detail your car. Made in USA. Visit www.drbeasleys.com Vintage Racing Services. 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General Evans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. October 2018 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantay- lorcompany.com Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightTOURANIL Leather by AERISTO +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) 191


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) 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 Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com Treasured Motorcar Services. Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: info@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. 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) 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 Exotic Auto Recycling. 916.638.8000, 855.638.8878. Exotic Auto Recycling is a Central California-based auto parts supplier that specializes in used and new replacement parts for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. We believe that this specialized approach allows us to be more knowledgeable of our products. Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini is not just our business, it’s also our passion. For a 10% discount on used parts use discount code SCM10 at the time of purchase. sales@exoticautorecycling.com www.exoticautorecycling.com (CA) Hjeltness Restoration. 760.746.9966. What began as attention to detail developed into love. We benefit from 34 years of disassembling original cars with the intent to restore yet also with an eye on the future, other restorers will need benchmarks to copy. If your own personal piece of history needs doing for the first time or the second please contact us. www.HjeltnessRestoration.com The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Speedwell Engineering, Ltd. 770.789.1396. Restoration, sales and service of collectable vehicles. Specializing in Classics, Prewar and European sports cars. Ball Ground, Georgia. www.facebook.com/SpeedwellEngineeringLtd 410.833.2329. Since 1980, a trusted provider for the highest quality maintenance, restoration, performance, paint, body, sales, and consignment of European sports/luxury vehicles, American classics, and muscle cars. We have completed numerous full and partial restorations on marques as diverse as Bandini, Dellow, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mustang, and Corvette. Maintaining memories for your daily driver, weekend warrior or show stopper in our 22,000 sq. ft. facility with our dedicated full time staff. Let us help you enjoy your treasured motorcar the way it was meant to be. Follow our ongoing and completed projects and visit our website www.treasuredmotorcars.com Vintage Underground. 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) © On the Road Again Classics. 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) 192 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. FOLLOW SCM Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Bargain for Iconic “Le Mans” Artwork The original art used for a “Le Mans” poster goes to a lucky, astute bidder Thought Carl’s The 1971 film “Le Mans,” starring Steve McQueen, is an all-time favorite for racing fans, and it contains scenes from the actual 1970 race. The 30-inch-by-20-inch poster for the Solar Productions film featured Steve McQueen as “Michael Delaney” as he acknowledged the applause from the crowd. Bonhams, at their July 18 Entertainment Memorabilia sale, held at Knightsbridge in London, England, sold the original artwork for the poster for $16,285. It was done by Tom Jung and was used for the U.S. and British posters. This is a delightful piece that appeared to be a bit of a bargain. ating at or below a set speed and missing when operating above the set speed. This colorful die-cut graphic sign was found in an attic and was a real treat. An amazing find! EBAY #165029295074—ATLAS AIR ONE-QUART OIL CAN. Number of bids: 28. SOLD AT: $761.80. Date: 5/7/2018. Picture cans — those with graphic images — are of specific interest to oilcan collectors. Those with images of airplanes bring adult money. Associating the required reliability of an airplane with your everyday automobile made that oil more desirable — or at least that was the message advertisers attempted to convey. This can was in excellent condition. If anything, it sold for under the money. ING. Number of bids: 45. SOLD AT: $1,452. Date: 4/25/2018. This extremely rare Japanese tin toy was made by ASC and was about 12 inches in length. The original packaging was in decent condition and added a bunch to the value. A very cool toy that sold for a reasonable price, considering it was complete with the box. EBAY #173298282996—ALFA ROMEO “SERVIZIO” NOS SIGN. Number of bids: Buy-ItNow. SOLD AT: $3,000 plus $600 shipping. Date: 5/10/2018. This double-sided plastic sign was made by Lamperti and appeared unused. It was internally illuminated and had the Italian “Servizio” rather than “Service.” It dated to the 1970s and measured 43 inches by 35 inches. The price was reasonable, but the shipping was a bit pricey. This is just the thing to spruce up the SCM Garage full of Alfas. EBAY #401520152024—INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER HIT-MISS TWO-SIDED, DIE-CUT TIN SIGN. Number of bids: 25. SOLD AT: $7,200. Date: 4/16/2018. Fourstroke hit-and-miss engines were popular from the teens through the 1930s. They gained their name from firing — hit — when oper- ORNAMENT. Number of bids: 13. SOLD AT: $1,925. Date: 5/14/2018. The seller stated that this was an original Ford Greyhound mascot as it had a freestanding tail. However, Don Sommer made reproductions in the 1970s with the correct tail. His had machine-cut ribs rather than embossed as on the originals. It is difficult to tell what you have without the piece in hand. The number under cap should be 40-18385 and the maker’s name — Stant — should also be visible. Price paid here was up there, as another one with the correct tail sold a month earlier for $904 after 29 bids. EBAY #173389235680—THE OFFICIAL FERRARI OPUS— ENZO EDITION. Number of bids: 11. SOLD AT: $12,100. Date: 7/8/2018. The seller stated this Ferrari Opus had a list price of $30,000, and all 400 were sold out. It was new in the box and was a Celebration of All Things Ferrari. It included over 1,000 images and 852 pages. Numerous Ferrari champions, including current drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen, signed it. A must-have if there is a 250 GTO in the garage, but this is a bit of a stretch for the rest of us. EBAY #152985244573—1960S GREEN HORNET SECRETSERVICE JAPANESE TIN TOY CAR WITH PACKAG- EBAY # 123121489332—1934 FORD GREYHOUND HOOD SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada, $135 Mexico, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 194 EBAY #273164618775—CATALINA ISLAND LICENSEPLATE TOPPER. Number of bids: 28. SOLD AT: $350.26. Date: 4/22/2018. Catalina Island lies about 23 miles southwest of Los Angeles and is accessible by boat or air. The two main towns are Avalon and Twin Harbor. Cars are restricted, and there is a 20-year wait for a full-size-automobile permit. Golf carts and bicycles are the main modes of transportation. The Chicago Cubs actually trained on the island from 1921 until 1951. This cool topper is rare as heck and sold for a fair price. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market