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Eight Experts Gaze at the Market Five Years Down the Road VISIONS OF THE FUTURE Sports Car Market ACING Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends THE HISTORY TEST Real-Deal ’57 Bristol Scores $281k October 2019 www.sportscarmarket.com


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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 2019 . Volume 31 . Number 10 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 1992 Ferrari 512 TR $120,385 / H&H 1957 AC Ace Bristol $280,951 / H&H 1952 Gordini Type 15S $785,220 / Bonhams 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo $81,400 / Barrett-Jackson 74 76 78 82 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 198 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales 98 102 114 MARKET OVERVIEW Toyotas dominate the Japanese collector-car market — Chad Tyson BARRETT-JACKSON Uncasville, CT: Barrett-Jackson nails a 100% sell-through rate and $23m total in southeastern Connecticut — Adam Blumenthal BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Festival of Speed sale brings in $11.5m on 43 of 83 cars sold — Paul Hardiman 124 H&H 134 146 Duxford, U.K.: A 72% sellthrough rate makes over $3m in second Duxford sale this year — Paul Hardiman BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA: 22 of 37 cars change hands for $3m an hour north of Paris — Leo Van Hoorick ROUNDUP Highlights from Mecum in Portland, OR; Twin Cities Auctions in St. Paul, MN; and Carlisle Auctions in Carlisle, PA acebook and watch for updates and offers! AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead RACE 14 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Nick Jaynes 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible $77,000 / Barrett-Jackson 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B Formula $3,392,949 / Bonhams 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R $30,800 / Leake 84 86 90 Cover: 1957 AC Ace Bristol; Courtesy of H&H Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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66 Stephen Serio satisfies his rally jones on the SCM 1000 COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears The incredible SCM 1000 lineup made downtown Baker City look like a staging area for a high-end catalog auction Keith Martin 42 Affordable Classic Have you driven a Ford Mustang lately? Dale Novak 44 Legal Files Loaning a car to a friend? Your insurance — not his — will pay for any damages John Draneas 46 Unconventional Wisdom Falling more in love with the Otto Vu than ever before Donald Osborne 48 Drivers Ed Sorting though six shipping containers of parts, automobilia and other stuff prompts a lot of thoughts about things Paul Hageman 80 The Cumberford Perspective Amédée Gordini built fast, great-handling race cars on a budget Robert Cumberford 88 Next Gen The 2001–06 BMW E46 M3 is a great driver, and it’s also climbing in value Philip Richter 178 eWatch Boris Becker’s trophies cross the block Carl Bomstead FEATURES 52 The SCM Interview: Diane Fitzgerald of the RPM Foundation — Chester Allen 54 Taking Stock of the Market: Eight perspectives on the collector-car market and where it’s heading over the next five years 16 Sports Car Market 66 SCM 1000: All your rally addictions satisfied — Stephen Serio 70 2019 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance: Isos, Zagato and Arnolt star at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park — Bill Rothermel DEPARTMENTS 24 Crossing the Block 24 Auction Calendar 28 Concours and Events: Hilton Head Motoring Festival, Niello Concours at Serrano, Fall Hershey 30 Contributors: Get to know your SCM staffers and writers 32 You Write, We Read: E34 BMW 5-Series styling, Biturbo fun, and a ruckus over Ruxtons 34 Display Advertisers Index 38 Time Pieces: A Swiss student’s masterpiece watch 38 Neat Stuff: Tabs on tires and a cassette revival 40 Speaking Volumes: Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches 92 Next Gen Market Moment 1: 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 1 93 Next Gen Market Moment 2: 1987 Datsun Sunny pickup 94 Rising Sun: 1997 Toyota Supra Anniversary Edition, 1972 Datsun 240Z, 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Limited Edition 100 Buy/Sell/Hold: Vintage electric cars, 1950s cars, cars that speak to you 112 Market Moment 1: 1969 Ford Bronco Custom 120 Market Moment 2: 1964 Gordon-Keeble coupe 140 Fresh Meat: 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe, 2019 Lamborghini Urus SUV, 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 coupe 162 On the Radar: 1994 McLaren F1, 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205, 1992–94 Honda NSX Type-R 164 Mystery Photo: “Damn, the license plate indicates that TLF reproduced” 164 Comments With Your Renewals: “Always a great read. Another magazine? Why bother?” 166 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 170 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Ken Hawkins


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Conducting the SCM 1000 The second annual SCM 1000 brought the magazine’s pages to life all over Oregon supercars ever be considered true blue-chip collectibles?” “Will electric cars be the only cars to collect in 30 years?” and more. For me, last year’s decision to host the inaugural SCM 1000 was fraught with uncertainties. Could we put a route together? How would we deal with all the logistics? Would anyone sign up? This year, with the tour in the capable hands of Associate Publisher Erin Olson and route-master Neil D’Autremont, the event was as seamless as the one-two shift in a freshly rebuilt G50 gearbox. Further, last year’s and this year’s events were fully subscribed. The event is limited to just 40 pre-1974 cars. Featured next year are the cars of England and those of Iso. Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 tour at www.scm1000.com. The tour is from July 12 to 16, and the route features the magnificent Oregon Coast. My road to recovery, part II I was recovering in good fashion from the stroke I suf- The symphony is about to begin ... S teven Harris was a modern-day Herbert von Karajan, conducting the Bridal Chorus from Wagner’s “Lohengrin” in downtown Baker City, OR. Two by two, he brought forward and arranged the multi-colored array of Porsches outside the Geiser Grand Hotel, which is located on the historic Oregon Trail. Harris, a noted Porsche collector and New York City-based archi- tect, arranged the front row of 911s the way an artist works with his palette. A vibrant green 1974 Carrera RS 3.0 was his contribution. It was the end of the second day of the 2019 SCM 1000. All 40 of the participating cars were parked on a closed-off downtown street. It resembled the staging area for a high-end catalog sale. It looked like Monterey Car Week had come to Oregon! This was the second running of the SCM 1000. What started last year as a celebration of SCM’s 30th Anniversary has become an annual event. It is an homage to 1,000 miles of Oregon and Washington back roads. Seeing the 40 cars outside the Portland Art Museum the Sunday be- fore the event began was like watching the pages of SCM come to life. Every entrant was a subscriber. Many had brought their cars thousands of miles to be part of this traveling circus of user-oriented enthusiasts. As incredible as the driving and the roads were, even more so were the free-form “Conversations with Collectors” that were held each afternoon before dinner. Donald Osborne hosted each conversation. The discussions in- cluded longtime SCM contributors Miles Collier, John Draneas and Steve Serio. Each conversation about collecting and the state of the market attracted a packed room. For enthusiasts who enjoy using their cars, the SCM 1000 has offered a chance to experience the majestic Columbia River Gorge, historic Timberline Lodge and Crater Lake National Park — while capping off each day with answers to the hot-button questions of today’s market. “How long will the air-cooled 911 boom last?” “Can late-model 20 fered last January when life threw me another curveball. I awoke on April 2 to sharp shooting pains emanating from my sciatic nerve that made it impossible for me to stand. Over the next four months, a procession of doctors and physical therapists sought the cause of this pain without success. For those 120 days, my life was bleak. I was already recovering from the partial paralysis of the stroke and now was confined to a wheelchair, not knowing when or if I would be able to stand again. My love for Alex and Bradley kept me going, along with the many well wishes and notes of support from all of you in my SCM family. I am especially grateful for the unwavering support of those closest to me during my convoluted path to recovery. Finally, through the thoughtful analysis of an MRI, an orthopedic surgeon in Portland, Dr. Daniel Rohrer, found a cyst on my spine. He said it was clearly impinging on my sciatic nerve. It had been growing for years — and was completely unrelated to my stroke. “Let’s cut it out next week and get you walking again,” were his parting words after my examination. After a four-hour operation on July 9 to remove the cyst, I was able to stand the next day without pain. It felt like a miracle to rise from the wheelchair after four months. I am now back in full-fledged stroke recovery, walking with a cane and driving an automatic. My pace is slow and steady. I have a long way to go, but I am approaching it one day at a time. I look forward to seeing you as I return to the concours, auctions and events that have been my lifeblood for the past three decades. (Your comments and thoughts are welcome. I can be reached at keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com.) Godspeed, Nicole Nicole Meguiar, daughter of Barry and Karen Meguiar and founder of the Benedict Castle Concours, died on June 20 at the age of 49. My favorite memory of Nicole is her bubbling with joy when $400,000 was raised for Teen Challenge at the Benedict Concours. According to her father, “She passed peacefully with a smile on her face.” She was a positive and sincere force in the car community. She will be missed. My condolences go to Barry and Karen. The family suggests that donations to www.teenchallenge.org be made in Nicole’s name. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1912 Detroiter Speedster at RM Sotheby’s in Hershey, PA RM Auctions Where: Carlisle, PA When: October 3–4 Web: www.carlisleauctions.com Barrett-Jackson Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 3–5 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 29–SEPT 1—RM AUCTIONS Auburn, IN AUG 31–SEPT 1—SILVER Sun Valley, ID AUG 31–SEPT 1—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 4—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 4–7—MECUM Dallas, TX 6–8—EG AUCTIONS Red Deer, AB, CAN 7—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 7—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 12—COYS Fontwell, U.K. 24 14—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 14—VANDERBRINK Red Oak, IA 20—BARONS Esher, U.K. 20–21—RM SOTHEBY’S Comporta, PRT 20–21—MECUM Louisville, KY 20–21—SARATOGA Saratoga Springs, NY 21—SILVERSTONE Southam, U.K. 21—VANDERBRINK Cape Girardeau, MO 23—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 26—BONHAMS MPH Bicester, U.K. 27—TOM MACK CLASSICS Concord, NC 28—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 28—RM SOTHEBY’S Dayton, OH 29—BONHAMS Cheserex, CHE OCTOBER 3–4—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 3–5—BARRETT-JACKSON Las Vegas, NV 4–5—WORLDWIDE Corpus Christi, TX 5—BONHAMS Birmingham, AL 5—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 5—VANDERBRINK Tea, SD 7—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 10–11—RM AUCTIONS Hershey, PA 10–12—VICARI Biloxi, MS 10–12—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 11—BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL 12—RAND LUXURY Roslyn, NY 16—H&H Duxford, U.K. 18–19—SG AUCTION Winona, MN 18–19—BRANSON Branson, MO 18–20—CCP AUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 19—COYS London, U.K. 19–20—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 24—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 24–26—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 26—BARONS Esher, U.K. 27—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 31—LEAKE Fort Worth, TX NOVEMBER 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 2—H&H Bickenhill, U.K. 2—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 7–9—GAA Greensboro, NC 9–10—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 18—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 21—BONHAMS Hendon, U.K. 21–26—WORLDWIDE Riyadh, SAU 22–24—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 28—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 30—RM SOTHEBY’S Abu Dhabi, UAE Sports Car Market Web: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 739/739 cars sold / $34m Worldwide Where: Corpus Christi, TX When: October 4–5 Web: www.worldwideauctioneers.com Featured cars: • 1963 Apollo 3500 GT Spider • 1973 DeTomaso Pantera • 1966 Apollo 5000 GT coupe Bonhams Where: Birmingham, AL When: October 5 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 82/114 cars sold / $1.4m


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: October 5 Web: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk Featured cars: • 1988 Audi Ur-Quattro • 1990 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 8V Bonhams Where: Philadelphia, PA When: October 7 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 35/49 cars sold / $2.4m Featured cars: • 1903 Ford Model A • 1910 Stanley Steamer Tourer • 1913 Marmon Model 48 RM Auctions Where: Hershey, PA When: October 10–11 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 132/148 cars sold / $10.8m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1912 Detroiter Speedster • 1925 Duesenberg Model A tourer • 1906 Autocar Type X runabout Vicari Where: Biloxi, MS When: October 10–12 Web: www.vicariauction.com Mecum Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 10–12 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 636/873 cars sold / $24.3m Featured cars: • 1969 Shelby GT350 fastback • 1970 Plymouth Road Runner 383 • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door hard top Bonhams Where: Knokke-Heist, BEL When: October 11 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 36/43 cars sold / $9.2m Featured cars: • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy long-nose coupe • 1931 Invicta S-type Low-Chassis tourer • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet Rand Luxury Auction Where: Roslyn, NY When: October 12 Web: www.randluxury.com Featured cars: • 2006 Ford GT • 2012 Fisker Karma Signature Edition • 1934 Lincoln 523 Dietrich roadster H&H Where: Duxford, U.K. When: October 16 Web: www.handh.co.uk Last year: 88/139 cars sold / $5.1m SG Auction Where: Winona, MN When: October 17–19 Web: www.sgauction.net Last year: 136/220 cars sold / $2.2m Branson Where: Branson, MO When: October 18–19 Web: www.bransonauction.com Last year: 158/225 cars sold / $5.1m CCP Where: Mississauga, ON, CAN When: October 18–20 Web: www.ccpauctions.com Coys Where: London, U.K. When: October 19 Web: www.coys.co.uk Bonhams Where: Stafford, U.K. When: October 19–20 Web: www.bonhams.com RM Sotheby’s Where: London, U.K. When: October 24 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Featured cars: • Star Car: 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S • 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Mecum Where: Schaumburg, IL When: October 24–26 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 640/897 cars sold / $16.5m Featured cars: • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 2-dr hard top • 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda 2-dr hard top • 1967 Ford Mustang She Country Special coupe Barons Where: Esher, U.K. When: October 26 Web: www.barons-auctions.com Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: October 27 Web: www.artcurial.com Leake Where: Fort Worth, TX When: October 31 Web: www.leakecar.com Last year: 262/512 cars sold / $7.1m ♦ Star Car: 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S at RM Sotheby’s in London, U.K. 26 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Sweet 16 at the Niello Concours The 16th Annual Niello Concours at Serrano takes place on October 6 in El Dorado Hills, CA. This year’s concours celebrates Bentley and Porsche. 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) Hershey Is More Than Full Classics The 2019 Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet in Hershey, PA — aka Hershey — is all about Full Classics. Toss in about 9,000 flea-market spaces, classes and seminars, thousands of car-corral spaces and more than 1,500 cars on show, and you’ve got THE car weekend for many East Coast collectors. This year’s Hershey is October 9 through 12, 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 10–11. 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) OCTOBER CALENDAR 2–6 Fall Carlisle, Carlisle, PA; www.carlisleevents. com 3–6 Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week, Newport, RI; www.audrainconcours.com 13 Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, U.K.; www.brooklandsmuseum.com 13 Cars for Kids Automobile Show, Litchfield, CT; www.ctjuniorrepublic.org Bentley and Stutz at Hilton Head The 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance returns for 11 solid days of automotive events — from October 24 through November 3. This is by far the biggest car event of the month — and an increasingly important part of the collector-car year. This year’s extravaganza honors Stutz, 100 Years of Bentley, and Life Off the Road. The Savannah Speed Classic revs up from October 26 to 27 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 2. The Aero Expo is also on November 2. On November 3, the Concours d’Elegance will start at 9 a.m. Many other events take place during these 11 days of Gearhead Paradise. For pricing and packages, please visit: www.hhiconcours.com (SC) 28 18–20 MIDFLORIDA Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours, Lakeland, FL; www.lakemirrorclassic. com 19–20 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance, Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, GA; www.atlantaconcours.org Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Associate Publisher Erin Olson erin.olson@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 218 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 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 Associate 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. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts Daniel Grunwald, Doug Schultz, Michael Leven, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley, Adam Blumenthal, Joe Seminetta, Travis Shetler, Leo Van Hoorick, Jeremy Da Rosa, Pierre Hedary, Andy Staugaard, Mark Moskowitz, Gary West, Jon Georgiadis, Bill Cash, Pat Campion, John Boyle, Morgan Eldridge, Jeff Trepel, Larry Trepel, Daren Kloes, Brett Hatfield Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Bill Rothermel, Simon Kidston, Reid Trummel, Elana Scherr, Alexandra Martin-Banzer CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 Connect with SCM on The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2019 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors DALE NOVAK, SCM Contributor, started his love of cars by collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T, acquired for the princely sum of $500. He got it roadworthy in short order — and soon discovered that Challengers aren’t meant to go airborne and that police response time is remarkably fast. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since. Dale’s collection includes a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger, a “Mister Norm’s” 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T and an ultra-rare 1940 Plymouth convertible. Dale and his wife split their time between Florida and Wisconsin, and when he’s not immersed in the world of classic cars, he applies his talents as a seasoned marketing and advertising consultant. Turn to p. 42 for his “Affordable Classic” on the 1965–66 Ford Mustang. 30 MARK WIGGINTON, SCM Contributor, knows his way around a keyboard as well as a road course. 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 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. 100 for his “Buy/Sell/Hold” picks. His regular column, “Speaking Volumes,” is on p. 40. 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. Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini — and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1956 GMC pickup truck that has everyone in SCM World Headquarters corroded with envy — especially Executive Editor Chester Allen. Turn to p. 105 for his “Next Gen Market Moment” of a 1987 Datsun Sunny Pickup. His “Next Gen Market Moment” on a 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 1 is on p. 92. Finally, zip to p. 162 for his very fast “On the Radar” column. General P.O. 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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 This BMW Isn’t Boring To the Editor: I suppose I just don’t get Nick Jaynes’ disdain for the styling of the E34 BMW 5-Series (August 2019, “Next Gen Market Moment,” p. 88). While it’s not as distinctive as the E12 (my wife still misses our E12 “Gray Ghost” — retired with over 250,000 miles), the E28, E34, and E39, to me, constitute a classic era of BMW sedan styling. It was simple, functional and immediately recognizable as a BMW — characteristics that have been sorely lacking in 5-series designs for the past 15 years or so. With that said, perhaps I’m just a bit biased — I have 180,000 miles on my 1995 E34, and I never get tired of looking at it! — Brooks Esser, Menlo Park, CA The Biturbo Gets an “A” for Fun To the Editor: Thanks to Jeff Zurschmeide for the write-up on the Maserati Biturbo (September 2019, “Affordable Classic,” p. 56). I’ve often wondered when SCM would devote editorial space to this lowly, misunderstood car. The Biturbo is no more — or no less — reliable than all the other Italian cars I’ve owned. The car does have flaws, no question, but they were seen as an Italian 3-series, and many were simply driven too hard and put away too wet. A BMW can take that kind of abuse; a Maser can’t. I have owned four “Busso” V6 Alfas and even a Quattroporte III; the Biturbo is more fun to drive than any of them. I currently own a 1985 Biturbo E, one of only 200 cars imported through the late Kjell Qvale’s British Motor Car Distributors and featuring the highly exotic (for its day) Spearco liquid-to-air intercooler system. The car will easily run with a Ferrari 308, and the power delivery with the twin-turbo setup is ridiculously entertaining (when I say ridiculous, I mean bordering on Porsche 930 ridiculous). The halfway-decent cars are in the $5k range, but the good ones are $10k and up. A 228 recently sold on Bring a Trailer for $12k. After decades of neglect, the car 32 The car will easily run with a Ferrari 308, and the power delivery with the twin-turbo setup is ridiculously entertaining (when I say ridiculous, I mean bordering on Porsche 930 ridiculous). is finally seeing renewed interest from enthusiasts. You don’t need deep pockets — just patience. Any Biturbo that has survived intact to 2019 is a safe bet. The cars need preventative maintenance and need to be driven. I was 17 when the car came out and begged my dad to buy one (he had more common sense and bought a Saab 900 turbo). I don’t really mind that the car rates an SCM Investment Grade F. It has all the sights, sounds and smells of a fun, affordable Italian exotic. As for being fun to drive? Give it an A. — Chris Robyn, San Francisco, CA Ruxton Ruckus To the Editor: While reading the latest issue of Sport Car Market, I came across Carl Bomstead’s article on the sale of the Ruxton Model C roadster at RM Sotheby’s Guyton sale (August 2019, American Profile, p. 78). I found the article to be well researched, factual and void of unnecessary opinions — well done! I next came across the “Cumberford Perspective” (August 2019, p. 80), an author’s perspective on the same car, which I found to be quite different. It was clear from the begin- ning that the writer had limited knowledge of the car, which did not keep him from rendering heavy-handed opinions of exper- tise. I have always felt an aura of professionalism should be the backdrop for discussions of the machines we love and hate, but after stumbling across the word “nasty” twice in the article, well, it just seemed odd. I understand and believe the author is a seasoned professional expert, but not much of that was on display here. Early in the article he laments that this roadster was without the multi-striped Joseph Urban paint scheme seen on many surviving Ruxtons. The factory Urban scheme consisted of multiple color bands that were contiguous around the sides and rear of the car. It was designed specifically for a boxy sedan model, and therefore only used on a sedan model. No one has ever seen a Joseph Urban-painted roadster. The factory produced none of them and no restoration has ever attempted creating a paint scheme that would not have worked on a roadster body. A minimal amount of research would have made this clear. The article then moved onto the multiple comparisons with the Cord L-29, without the writer seeming to realize that these are two fundamentally different vehicles. I have owned several Cord L-29s and truly cherish the cars for what they are. I have always loved the styling — and always knew that they drove somewhat harshly. By contrast, the Ruxton is light, nimble, easy to steer and a true delight to drive. One of RM Sotheby’s well- seasoned principals told me at the Guyton sale that he was literally shocked at how well the Ruxton drove (versus an L-29), stating, “I had no idea, as I had never driven one. They are worlds apart.” This is a gentleman who has driven many hundreds of Classic Era cars in his long career. The article’s comparison of these two cars is poorly done. Although I love both of these cars, they are very different. Discussing the differences is critical to understanding the styling of each car — styling being the target of the article’s verbiage. As a filter for the discussion, the age-old dilemma comes to mind: To what detriment (additional weight, less traction, difficult steering, and cramped interior space) do you favor styling? Is a styling masterpiece that gives up so many attributes of performance and comfort really a masterpiece? So how are the two cars so different? The Cord is essentially a traditional drivetrain placed in the car backwards to accomplish front-wheel drive, whereby these three components are coupled together without a driveshaft. This assembly ended up being so Sports Car Market


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Mr. Cumberford states, “Unlike Alan Leamy’s brilliant (Cord L-29) round differential cover, the Ruxton had no physical indication of the driving axle being up front. This was a mistake.” This is a mystifying comment by a design critic. Why does a front-drive car have to look like a front-drive car? Is it evident after 120-plus years of automotive styling that you can tell by looking which of today’s cars are front drive? Wasn’t the fact that the Ruxton sat a full 10 inches lower than the average car of its day enough? Did it need gimmicky styling cues to point to its front drive? It appears that the author failed to understand or state that Leamy’s “brilliant” styling was necessitated to cover up less-than-brilliant engineering design. Although I agree the Cord L-29 styling is wonderful, the lack of an innovative front-drive system directly resulted in the loss of various front-drive benefits. Sitting atop a 137.5-inch wheelbase, the Cord has a massive X-Bar frame, with massive shock absorbers and leaf springs to handle the weight, all necessitated by its long and heavy drivetrain. To keep the chassis at a reasonable length, Cord had to compromise the interior space and legroom. The cars are simply too cramped for comfort in the cockpit area. 34 Conversely, Ruxton designer William Muller, a minimalist and well-seasoned ex-racer, understood how to capitalize on the benefit of front-wheel drive throughout the entire vehicle. He began by incorporating the differential into the center of the transmission. This resulted in moving the engine’s flywheel approximately 12 inches closer to the frontdrive axles versus the Cord. Instead of taking this 12-inch savings out of chassis length, he applied some of it into a roomier interior. The result required a much lighter frame, only 130 inches in length, with more proportional weight over the front wheels for better traction. The shorter and lighter front- drive train also made the car steer with ease, and it feels quite nimble for a front-drive machine of the era. The critiques keep flowing on to how the author thinks that the Woodlite headlights, as well as the rear fender designs are “nasty”-looking. The Woodlite headlight remains one of the most coveted period lamps by collectors. This “nasty” comment is akin to “the entire marching band is out of step except my son.” Next, the protruding wheel hubs are not to his liking. Whereas the Cord had inboard front drum brakes, the Ruxton had front drum brakes at each wheel. With all front-drive cars of this era having the forerunners of today’s CV technology, Ruxton was one that felt outboard brakes would eliminate the transfer of braking through the front half-shafts and thus prolong CV joint life — and it clearly did. This arrangement required substantial brake drum hubs, as the front-drive axles were keyed to the ID of the hub. Thus, a large boss on the hub needed to be covered by a larger hubcap and wheel spacer. Are these really “protruding” in an unattractive way? Next are the comments about all that chrome being ghastly, but the writer fails to comment that several items on the car were added after the fact — and are not factory-correct. Then there is the comment about the tacky exposed wiring around and along the windshield (not actually wiring, sir, but vacuum lines, not correctly run in the windshield frame channels on this survivor as they were from the factory). These comments raise the question…are we addressing “The Ruxton Model C” as the article header states, or are we addressing this particular car with all of its post-factory alterations, and changes? Or does the writer know the difference? In closing, there are far too many assumptions, misinterpretations, misunderstandings and biases to help the reader gain more legitimate knowledge of the car and marque. The Columbia Dictionary defines “perspective” (the tagline of this column) as “thinking about a situation or problem in a wise and reasonable way.” I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide if that actually happened here. — Jim Fasnacht, Houston, TX ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg H. Reichen’s Masterpiece Watch Switzerland has been, for centu- ries, a center for the making of fine watches and clocks. This tradition required students to demonstrate their learned proficiencies before moving on in their professional careers. In the case of watchmaking, a student often built a one-off watch. Graduation pieces have come to be known as “Masterpieces” — the demonstration that a student has mastered the craft. Signed on the dial “Technicum La Chaux de Fonds,” this watch is an example from the late 1950s of that tradition. Although it is not a one-off ex- ample of design and fabrication, this project watch employs a manual-wind mechanical ébauche (an incomplete or unassembled watch movement and its associated components) calibre 88 made by Valjoux, which was one of the most complicated production watches of its day. The watch features hours, minutes and seconds displays, 12- hour recording chronograph functions and a full calendar system that indicates day, date, month and phase of the lunar cycle. Two things are obvious when the case back is removed for a look at the mechanism: The movement is extraordinarily well finished, and the uppermost bridge that holds the sweep-second chronograph hand is engraved with name “H. Reichen,” — the student who made it. Although the actual require- Details Production date: 1958 Best place to wear one: At a high-profile international watch auction, as everyone else will be chasing and wearing something much more valuable — but one can always impress with unique. Ratings for modern version ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: ments for the project can only be surmised, it is likely that besides building the movement from the individual parts, the student was expected to make adjustments to all escapement components and sys- Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Tape Tone Heading to that everything-’80s party t Radwood? Better bring t proper tunes, and for th you’ve got to find a way to play all those cassett tapes you never threw away. Crosley — yes, that Crosley — has you covered with the CT100A-SI. This unit looks like every tape player you used in the 1980s, but this one is al new, and features both a USB and SD card input t keep your sound kicking even after your Journey tape unspools on you. It also features AM and FM dials, two shortwave channels, and can record — yep, you can use it to teach your kids how to make mixtapes. Toss it in the back of your E30 or 300ZX and be rad. $59.95 at www.crosleyradio.com. 38 Check Your Tires Storage, changes i temperature and slow l to one thing: low tire p your classic. Modern c warn you when one o are lower than the res now your vintage Por do the same thing. FO Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) is modular, meaning it can be installed in any vehicle. Using four wireless tire sensors that install at the valve-stem cap, this system connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 and the FOBO app to give you real-time monitoring of your classic’s tire pressures. Don’t have a phone? The wireless control unit will also sound an alert inside the car. The app can monitor up to 19 cars — perfect for collectors. Get one set for $149 at www.my-fobo.com. ♦ Sports Car Market tems to ensure that the watch was especially accurate and reliable. Further, as metal finishing is such an important aspect of watchmaking, the student was required to demonstrate traditional techniques to enhance the beauty of the movement beyond that of the typical factory finish. These processes require patience, and hand detail, such as chamfering the edges of plates, bridges and screw heads. In the case of this watch, it also required applying “Côtes de Genève,” a damascening technique that, through a series of overlapping circular dots, creates beautiful parallel lines. The stainless-steel, water- resistant case doesn’t carry a manufacturer’s name, yet it is unlikely that it was fabricated at the student level. One has to assume that it was specially made for the dimensions of the Valjoux 88 movement, as the case employs two corrector push-pieces on the left side to allow the user to advance the calendar features. The finish on the case, however, displays a unique treatment to the case sides and case back that suggest Mr. Reichen had a hand in enhancing their beauty as well. When this watch recently surfaced, Web research hit upon a 2017 Oregonian newspaper obituary briefly detailing the life of a John (Hans) Reichen, who had trained as a watchmaker in Switzerland, worked for the Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, PA, and had settled after the Korean War in Oregon, where he worked for Tektronix. Putting a value on such an obscure and unique object is not straightforward. Many could argue that a student-signed watch does not have comparable marketability as a famous brand name. Yet others would correctly state that the student piece is many times more rare than a production watch. Further research online seems to indicate the value may be between $4,000 and $5,000.


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Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Porsche 930 to 935: The Turbo Porsches by John Starkey, Veloce, $51.08 (Amazon) John Starkey is an author and racer (as well as a bit of a guitar player, having once opened for the Beatles in 1963). The racing bug bit him, he says, after getting to drive a Porsche RSR. In Porsche 930 to 935, which originally appeared in 1998, Starkey told the story of the 911 Turbo era of Porsche, with an especially useful appendix of each chassis for the race cars, their racing history and ownership trail. This, coupled with a detailed index, makes each and every chassis, driver and owner searchable. The first edition, like so many things Porsche, immediately sold out, and was followed by a slightly enhanced second edition two years later. This is the third edition, and the appendi- ces and index have all been updated, making it an even more complete research tool for the era. Porsche’s endurance racing with turbo- charging hit the pinnacle with the 917s, but all good things come to an end in racing — usually because somebody with an agenda tinkers with the rulebook. In this case, the 917, the big-block Ford GTs and the Ferrari P4s were just too danged fast, so rules changed. The 930 street-turbo and tube-frame racing variants were the answer to that rule-change challenge, and the cars became dominant in a wide variety of venues — from 1974 into the 1980s. Starkey uses plenty of driver voices to tell the story behind the cars, and the chapters are lively and informative. This book has one hazard — absolute truth. You might think you have a car that won at Daytona, but Starkey has done the sleuthing, and your winner might have been sitting back on the shop floor while another identical team car did the winning. Or as we used to say in the news- paper biz, never over-verify a good story. Provenance: There is an incredible amount of details and facts in the book, and Starkey has been diligent and fastidious in creating such a solid resource. Fit and finish: This third edition from Veloce is good quality, with excellent printing in both color and black and white. Drivability: The first and second editions can be quite expensive, thanks to their scarcity. On the other hand, even if you have the first edition, you might want the third edition for the updated car-by-car appendix. Or you be you and buy all three. Either way, the crisp and authoritative writing, the help- ful images and all of the detail make it essential for any owner or fan of the Turbo Porsche Era. ♦ 40 Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic 1964½–66 Ford Mustang Ride a Pony The first-gen Ford Mustang is a great start in car collecting, but get a V8-engine car for the most fun by Dale Novak W Details Years produced: 1964½ to 1966 (first-gen cars) Price when new: $2,589 in 1965 Pros: Great, iconic styling — this car is one of the symbols of the 1960s. Decent performance, especially with a V8 engine. Easy and inexpensive to work on. Cons: These cars will struggle in modern freeway traffic, especially in terms of braking and handling during stop-and-go driving. Best place to drive one: On Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California, say, between Santa Barbara and Topanga Beach State Park. Worst place to drive one: In rush-hour traffic in Southern California, say, on Interstate 5 from Los Angeles all the way to San Diego. A typical owner is: A car lover who likes getting behind the wheel and turning the Mustang into a 1960s time machine. 42 hen it comes to bang for your buck — or purchasing your first classic car — the 1964½ through 1966 Ford Mustang should be on your radar. No other car on the planet is so universally recognized — and not just in the United States. You’ll see Mustangs on the road in the U.K., France, Germany and all over South America. They’re bought and sold like popcorn at the movie theater, and you could probably build one from scratch — including the body — using a catalog and the Web as your only sources. Ford launched the Mustang on April 17, 1964 (hence 1964½, although Ford has always referred to them as 1965s), as a coupe or convertible. The fastback came soon after, giving buyers three body styles to choose from. Ford sold the hell out of them. From 1964½ through 1966, the end of the first-generation Mustang, Ford sold a total of 1,288,557 cars (Shelbys excluded). That’s a lot of first-gen Mustangs. Not rare — but still in demand Given that sky-high build number, Mustangs are anything but rare, especially the coupes. But that lack of rarity means there are tons of them for sale — from project cars to minty-fresh restorations. Just for fun, a quick look at Hemmings showed 380 1964½–66 Mustangs up for grabs. That total included all the body styles. Locally, just on Craigslist in my area, I found a dozen or so in various conditions. The bottom line is they are easy to locate and you probably won’t need to drive cross-country to find one that fits your budget. On top of that, just about any regional classic-car auction will have one or more for sale — and you might even score a bargain. What you’ll pay From a value overview, the coupes chime in with the lowest starting price. Expect to pay $17k–$27k for a V8 coupe in nice condition. The median value in the SCM Pocket Price Guide is $18,500. You should be able to dive down deeper than that if it’s an inline 6-cylinder example. Stepping up to the convertible or fastback, expect to part with about $22k–$42k for a convertible and $35k– $45k for a V8 fastback. For any of these with the Ford 6-banger under the hood, the values can drop dramatically. The high-performance K-code cars are pretty rare, so those cars will sell for substantially more. A K-code Mustang has the 271-horsepower “Hi-Po” 289-ci V8 engine and a special handling package. Start with a coupe Given the scope of this article, let’s focus on the humble coupes, as they are the most affordable of the bunch. Coupes account for about half the cars sold up through the 1966 model year. As discussed, they are super easy to find. But we need to dissect the market a bit more cau- tiously. If it were up to me — and I guess it is, as I’m writing this, I’d pass on any of the 6-cylinder cars unless you simply don’t care about having some grunt under the hood. Don’t misinterpret that; the 6-cylinder is a fan- Sports Car Market


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tastic engine and incredibly easy to work on, but when it comes to selling your car, it will cut your buyer pool dramatically. That said, a 6-cylinder example is your most afford- able choice — by far. Like most classic cars, the more pure and original the car is, the more it will generally sell for, depending on the condition. At the top of the tier are the K-codes in GT trim. These are basically affordable Shelby Mustangs without the upgrades — but also without the six-figure price tag. K-code coupes are a bit hard to find and can be pricey, but they are worthy of your search. Dropping down the coupe ladder, your next-best op- tion will be the A-code 4-bbl carburetor 289 examples. The early cars (1964½s) use different engine codes and started with 260-ci V8s under the hood, so keep that in mind. From there, and without question, the most plentiful examples will be C-codes, which mark the transition to the 2-bbl-carburetor 289 V8. Options will add value as well, such as those in GT trim, Pony interiors and 4-speed transmissions. Air conditioning was an awkward add-on back when the cars were new, so I’d recommend adding a modern vintage air system rather than paying more for an original air car. Why we love them There are a lot of great reasons, beyond the fact that the cars can be affordable, to love an early Mustang. Number one on my list is that they are robust cars and simple to work on. They are very pragmatic collector cars. 1965 Ford Mustang coupe, sold for $14,575 at Branson in April of this year These days, every part on the car is reproduced, from OEM quality to pretty cheap sub-standard parts. You can customize the cars easily, and upgrades are a click away online. Buyer pools are plentiful and you might even discover that your kids think it’s a cool car. Some owners, especially those who drive their Mustangs a lot, install disc brakes. Pay attention to the shocks and springs. Old shocks really degrade the driving experience. These cars are also fun to drive. A V8 Mustang is nimble and makes nice sounds. Ford sold over a million first-gen Mustangs — and for good reason. They were stylish, affordable, reliable and pretty cool cars — and they still are today. Have you driven a vintage Ford Mustang… lately? ♦ October 2019 43


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When a Friend Crashes Your Car Your car insurance is tied to the car — not who is driving it your in-laws, so you tell your friend, “Don’t sweat it. Take my 488 — just be careful with it!” Tom is as careful as you would hope — attentive driving, no exces- Y sive speed, no stupid passing, and cautiously parked at the drive’s lunch stop where no one could possibly bang into it. When he leaves the restaurant after lunch, he gets a little distracted by the rapid exodus of Ferraris, turns late to avoid an incoming car, and snags a telephone pole with your right front fender. Tom is a stand-up guy and calls you right away. “I am absolutely mortified to have made such a bonehead error. But don’t worry about it, I’ll have my insurance company take care of it, and I will cover the deductible. After all, you were doing me a huge favor lending the car to me, and it’s all on me.” Primary and secondary coverage Tom promptly submits the claim to his insurance carrier, and they ask him for your name and insurance information. Next thing you know, you get a call from your insurance company’s adjuster telling you not to worry, they are going to fix your 488 “as good as new.” You express surprise as to why your insurance company is doing this instead of Tom’s. “Hey, look, I don’t want this on my insurance policy record. I want Tom’s insurance company to pay the claim.” Unfortunately, that is not how the insurance world works. In the United States, automobile insurance is tied to the car, not to the driver. That means that your policy provides primary coverage, and Tom’s policy provides secondary coverage. In secondary position, his carrier pays the claim only to the extent that the damage exceeds your coverage. That is because all policies insure not only your errors but also any damage caused by anyone whom you allow to use your car, also known as a permissive user. You can’t change this with an agreement with your friend. Even if you have a written agreement, signed in blood and notarized, that your friend and his policy will be fully responsible for all damages, your insurance coverage remains primary. Even if your friend agrees not to submit a claim to your insurance company, his insurance company will do it for him. There is no good way around this. 44 ou’re a trusting soul — a nice guy. Your best friend Tom tells you how disappointed he is that his Ferrari is in the shop for an extended stay and he has to miss the next Ferrari Club weekend drive. You have already agreed to spend that weekend with Unintended consequences This can easily wreak havoc on your insurance coverage. Let’s say your insurance carrier isn’t terribly happy about having to pay $30,000 to repair a dented fender and scratched bumper. They hit your policy with a chargeable claim, which can increase your future insurance rates. It might even result in the cancellation of your policy. Of course, this is totally unfair. You do a friend a favor and you end up screwed. Can you make your friend pay for your losses? Unfortunately, that’s not likely. His error damaged the car, but your insurance company paid the claim and repaired it. The secondary “(consequential” in legal-speak) damages are not related directly enough to his error to be actionable. Bad-boy behavior Let’s spice up the story a little bit. Let’s say Tom was not very care- ful, drove recklessly, and got into a crash that severely injured or killed an innocent person in another car. Of course, your insurance carrier will cover the claim. Now that it’s a really big one, you can probably kiss your policy goodbye. But what if the claim exceeds your insurance coverage? Once your insurance company pays its maximum coverage amount, secondary liability moves to your friend’s policy, and his carrier pays the claim to the extent of its coverage limit. If it carries a low, legalminimum level of coverage, the injured parties can recover from your friend’s assets. Can they also come after you? That depends, of course. As the owner of the car, you are not auto- matically liable for everything your friend does while driving it. We have a fault-based system, so the injured parties can only hold you liable if you were negligent in some way. You weren’t in the car, so your friend’s bad driving isn’t your negligence. However, if you had reason to know that your friend was a reckless driver who took too many chances and could be expected to get into a crash, then you could have been negligent in lending him the car to begin with. Lost parts Let’s switch to a different — but related — situation. Let’s say you are restoring your 1957 Porsche Speedster and decide that an engine shop 2,000 miles away is the right one to rebuild your engine. You carefully crate the engine and ship it to the shop by common carrier — UPS, trucking company, etc. ... You pay the shop $25,000 for Sports Car Market


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the rebuild, and they put the engine back in the same crate and ship it back to you using the same carrier. Somehow, the engine never gets back to you — either it’s stolen in transit, or it just gets delivered to the wrong place and is never heard from again. Who pays? First, always, is your insurance company. But it insures your car, and you still have your car. The engine was certainly part of your car, but once you removed it from the car, it became just a car part. Does your policy still cover the loss? That depends on the policy wording. What about the engine shop? Again, we live in a fault-based legal system, and they are only liable if they were negligent in some way. They could certainly be liable for engine damage if they didn’t crate the engine properly, but to be liable for the disappearance of the engine, you would have to show that they either misaddressed the package or were negligent when they selected the carrier. However, as this story has been constructed, they used the same carrier you used, and it would be hard to say they were negligent in that selection. Note to the wise: If you’re the shop, it’s best to insist that the customer select the carrier and mode of shipment. That leaves the carrier. If the package just mysteriously disappeared, they are probably liable. If the engine was stolen, then their liability would depend upon whether they took reasonable precautions to safeguard the package. If they did, and it still got stolen, like a hijacked truck in the old gangster movies, then they may not be liable for the loss. Also, their transport agreement may limit their liability to the replacement cost of the lost item, or perhaps even to some minimal value per pound. For this reason, it is always critical to make sure you have adequate insurance to cover the parts being transported. If your automobile policy does not cover this, you can always buy insurance to cover the parts while being transported. Most transport companies simplify that by offering it to you when you place the shipping order. Another note to the wise: If you’re the shop, advise the customer to buy adequate insurance. How much is enough? We’ve scratched the surface of the ultimate question here. Let’s say some insurance company buys you a replacement engine for your Speedster. Is that enough? You once again have a complete car, but it is no longer a numbers- matching Speedster. That can mean as much as a $100,000 in diminished value. Can you recover that? Unfortunately, that does not seem likely. You separated the engine from the car. The intrinsic value of the engine is its replacement cost. It is only when the engine is mated with the original car and all the other original parts that it contributes to the enhanced value of a numbers-matching car. Separated from the car, the engine is just a car part. The carrier, the shop and your shipping insurance company are going to insist that their liability is limited to the replacement cost of the engine. That would seem to hold true even if you paid for an extra $100,000 of value when buying shipping insurance. The higher value likely serves as a ceiling on the amount of coverage. In essence, the insurance coverage is likely to be “replacement cost not to exceed the coverage amount.” These policies are not agreed-value policies, as we are familiar with when insuring our cars with collector-car policies. Oddly enough, you might be better off shipping the whole car. If the whole car is lost, the full value can be insured. And if it suffers partial damage, the diminished value may be recoverable. But, of course, you can’t always ship a whole car to an engine shop, so practicality comes into play. It may be that there is no good answer, and you just have to take your chances when shipping precious, original parts. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. October 2019 45


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne A Dream Drive to Heaven Driving a special Otto Vu in an Italian hillclimb was great, but going back downhill was sublime is absolute heaven for me. But the Series II cars, with their more aggressively slanted light front end, are equally compelling. Inside, the counter-rotating, half-moon speedometer and tachometer behind the elegant wood-rim wheel and the masterful offset racing bucket seats for the driver and co-pilot are a wonderful combination of the minimalist and the decorative. A magnificent drive FCA Heritage brought me a very special 8V to drive. It was their 1953 Fiat 8V Series II coupe — fun on a hillclimb, but made for twisty roads I had a very special experience in Italy at the end of June, when I was invited to participate in the 2019 Vernasca Silver Flag classic hillclimb and “Dynamic Concours” produced by the Club Piacentino Automotoveicoli d’Epoca. My friend Gaetano Derosa, one of Italy’s leading classic-car journal- ists and a staff writer at Ruoteclassiche, the country’s most important classic-car magazine, is a key part of the organizing team of this event, held for 24 years near Piacenza in Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. Gaetano asked if I might come to join the jury for the concours and also be on hand to sing the Italian national anthem for the start. When Gaetano added that I would also have the opportunity to drive a Fiat 8V from the FCA Heritage Collection, a positive response was guaranteed. Disappointment and relief I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my life to have the chance to drive some amazing cars. Sometimes the experience of actually sliding into the seat and plac- ing the wheel in my hand has been enough to make me realize that I don’t fit in the car, which usually deflates my passion rather quickly. In other cases, once the key has been turned and I put the car into gear and pull away, the magic fades in a noisy gearbox, lumpy ride, anemic acceleration and vague, notchy steering. At these times, I am disappointed but sometimes relieved — it means I can cross something off my list for which I would have to scheme or sell internal organs to acquire. That’s always a good thing. But sometimes the realization of the drive makes the yearning ever stronger. Magical discoveries Let me share some of the magical moments of discovery from the past. They include, in no particular order, my first drives of a “Cricklewood” Bentley, a Lancia Stratos, Lancia Lambda, Lamborghini Islero, OSCA 1600GT, Dino 308 GT4, Porsche 356 Carrera 2, Citroën SM and Shelby GT350 and Cobra 260. Each of those experiences brought me to a new level of appreciation — dare I say love — for those machines and further fueled my passion and enthusiasm for them as total works of automotive art and accomplishment. I have always been a fan of the Fiat 8V — starting with the name “Otto Vu.” For me, Fiat designer Fabio Luigi Rapi’s sports racing coupe is the ultimate synthesis of pre-war competition aerodynamic design — with just enough Art Deco detailing. The very 1930s feel of the Series I cars, with their waterfall-front bright trim, grille-mounted headlights and sculpted rear fender skirts, 46 one-off fiberglass 1953 Fiat 8V Series II coupe. It was built as a display car for shows. The body was only painted on one half of the car and lit from inside. In this way, viewers could see the body structure. After the show circuit ended, the other half was painted. The car has never been touched since, as it was retained in the ownership of Fiat from new and remains unrestored. It is completely original. I was most impressed with the quality of the drive — the suspension is supple, giving a smooth yet completely controlled ride. The steering is immediately communicative and direct. Thanks to the suspension, I knew at every moment what the car was doing — why and how. Storming up the hill on my first real run, I entered a sharp left-hand turn a bit too fast. At once I could feel the rear end beginning to slide. With less than a quarter turn of “controsterzo” — countersteer — on the big wheel and a dab of the throttle, we were in control and headed forward. The sound of the 2-liter V8 was also a delight — a deep, rumbling baritone rasp I was able to further exploit as I gained more confidence in the car — and as Sergio Enrietti, the manager of the FCA Heritage Collection, gained more confidence in me. By our fourth run up the hill on Sunday morning, I was revving the engine high at the start, dumping the clutch as it sang high in its range and flew away towards the first chicane. We passed one car that had started before us and caught the one before that by the time we arrived at the top of the course. Both Sergio and I were grinning like mad men. Was there anything disappointing about the drive? Yes, there was. The gearing was not ideal for the hill, with a very short first and a tall second. If I didn’t commit to carrying a great deal of speed into the sharper uphill turns, I could find myself yearning for gear 1½. A side trip to heaven What really made me fall completely in love with the car was a side trip. In order to come back down to prepare to shoot a promotional video for FCA Heritage, it was necessary on my second Saturday run to come down early from the top. In order to do that, we arrived at the end of the course, and instead of heading into parc fermé until all the runs were completed, we turned off and headed back down on another road. This road had all of the delightful twists near the top that the hillclimb course had, but it quickly opened up into a very typical Emilian country road, the type on which Ferraris, Maseratis, OSCAs and Lamborghinis have been road tested for decades. It was a symphony of sweepers, gently moving left and right in a steady rhythm that let me keep the car right in the heart of the power band and never use the brakes. I was in heaven. This is the type of driving at which the 8V excels and which made it such a great entry for the Mille Miglia and other over-the-road events of the 1950s. To have the opportunity to drive one of these cars was a thrill. To drive this particular car was incredible. This car normally resides at the Fiat Storico headquarters in Via Plava in Torino. The last time it was out to be used in anger was in 2012, when Fiat Chairman John Elkann and his wife, Lavinia, drove it in the Mille Miglia Storica. I felt I was in very distinguished company indeed, and I am more in love with the Otto Vu than ever before. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman Sorting It All Out — Or In Some things are hard to come by — or throw away — which is where the six shipping containers came in compression head and a different manifold and carburetor. We’ve been storing and moving the old parts for years. Now they’re not difficult or expensive to replace, but they are the originals to the car. I don’t think I’ll ever switch it back, so do I really need to keep them? Ultimately, no — I got rid of the parts. If it were for any car but an old Land Rover, I might have chosen differently. We have boxes of Porsche, Mercedes and Bentley parts that were dealt with differently — organized and put right back into storage. Certain things are just too hard to come by. Different collectors have different approaches to this. As I’ve written before, paperwork is one of the most important parts of the car — and that’s something that’s all too often misplaced. The parts require even more room and effort to hang on to. I know that at the Miles Collier Collection, they keep ev- erything that came off of a car, whether it was period-correct or even a much later addition. All of this is part of the car’s history. I guess the other end of the spectrum would be tossing just about anything that isn’t bolted to the car itself. And how to get rid of the rest… My guess is that most of us have old car parts or some As car people, we have a duty to save some items J ust this past week, my wife and I traveled to Seattle with a single mission: to help my father sort through the antiques, car parts and motorcycle parts that have been collecting over the years. Set up in the back of his building, we systematically emptied six shipping containers. To give you an idea of the volume, there was over 9,000 cubic feet to sift through. After decades in the antique and collector-car businesses, a lot has amassed. The countless items collected from swapmeets to antique shops to online auctions included car badges, lights, mechanical parts, wheels, spare this and spare that. A lot of what we sorted through were also leftover bits from restora- tion projects or accumulated boxes of extra parts that came with some of the cars we’ve had over the years. On several occasions, we even bought other people’s entire parts collections. But before you jump to label us Hagemans as hoarders, here’s some interesting perspective: We have boxes of original leather from Duesenbergs, Bentleys, and 300SLs. All of it comes from other collectors’ restoration projects and we offered to take it all — it was just too painful to see original leather end up in the trash. It may never end up back in a car, but we at least felt a duty to save it. What to keep? To take a step back for a minute, it’s maybe worth explaining our “need” for all this stuff. Having gone through a number of restoration projects ourselves, we know just how hard, and costly, it can be to find certain items you might need. We’re also acutely aware of the boxes you’re left with at the end of the restoration. We always ask the mechanic, restorer, etc., to keep everything, no matter how trivial. So while we threw out all kinds of old rubber and clearly unusable mechanical parts, there were also some particularly difficult decisions to make. For example, my Land Rover has been upgraded with a high- 48 fun automobilia we picked up lying around somewhere. It might be in a display case or a box in the attic, but often it’s important and worth keeping. That’s the easy part. The hard part is figuring out where to go with the stuff you no longer want. Fortunately, the Internet has provided us with many “classified” options for parts. Some live auctions are willing to take some of the more Having gone through a number of restoration projects ourselves, we know just how hard, and costly, it can be to find certain items you might need. We’re also acutely aware of the boxes you’re left with at the end of the restoration. We always ask the mechanic, restorer, etc., to keep everything, no matter how trivial. valuable bits as well. And, of course, there are always swapmeets. But all of this takes time and effort most of us don’t have to spare. Just the thought of shipping out parts piecemeal will have you looking for the trashcan. Since we were cleaning up on such a grand scale, we opted for the bulk approach. We invited friends and restorers over and gave a bunch of stuff away, most of which will get used again. We threw away (or recycled) the truly unusable stuff. We invento- ried the rest and neatly organized it all. Some of it we’ll sell when the time or opportunity is there. And the rest, now that we know where it is, we’ll hopefully put back to use ourselves. Ultimately, I think the lesson here is that it’s probably cheaper to buy the stuff when you need it rather than house a bunch of parts you may never use. But be wary of what you throw away — when in doubt, give it to a fellow club member, restorer or collector. Just not us. We’re full! ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature The SCM Interview / Diane Fitzgerald The Coolest Life Imaginable The Creative Workshop’s Jason Wenig hosted the RPM Foundation and America’s Automotive Trust on their Drive Home III, and invited the Panther Motorsports crew from Florida International University — a group of car enthusiast mechanical engineers who are now part of the RPM Network Diane Fitzgerald, president of the RPM Foundation, is helping find and train the young people who will keep our old cars going decades into the future by Chester Allen decades into the future. Fitzgerald, a lifelong educator and the president of the RPM Foundation, is helping 1,150 car-restoration students and young professionals build their skills and careers this year. She’s also this month’s SCM Interview: O for informing and inspiring young adults about our hobby/industry and helping them learn car-repair and restoration skills. When was it founded, and how did you become president? RPM was founded in 2005 by Hagerty, when McKeel Hagerty and his senior executives paid serious attention to a Jay Leno challenge and cautionary tale — about our hobby and the next generation to steward our collector cars and motorcycles. In 2013, the Collectors’ Foundation gave way to RPM Foundation — which stands for Restoration, Preservation, Mentorship, which is the educational arm of America’s Automotive Trust, the umbrella organization of LeMay—America’s Car Museum, RPM Foundation and two other entities. Add to that a new, strategic, educational ally in TechForce Foundation, and you have an active movement making sure our movingtarget American heritage is protected and its stewards are in place to care for our precious cars and motorcycles. I was in the right place at the right time in 2014 when the board of directors was looking for a new president, after the retirement of the founding president, Bob Knechel. The last five years have been incredible, and this is the best job of my 52 President Diane Fitzgerald and RPM Ambassador Bud McIntire with the Alfred State University X-Cup team and their 1953 Dodge Power Wagon Sports Car Market The RPM Foundation is getting a lot of kudos lately ld cars and fast, old motorcycles fill Diane Fitzgerald’s life, along with her husband, noted gearhead Burt Richmond. But it isn’t all about hitting the road. It’s also about helping find and train the young people who will keep our old cars going life — and I’ve had some great jobs. I consider this a lifestyle job — my husband and I are collectors and use our cars and motorcycles to tour the world. We have always opened our collection to local schools, hosting plenty of collection visits over the years. year? What programs do they attend? In 2019, RPM will impact a total of 1,150 students across the United States — 796 by funding their automotive and motorcycle restoration How many students will the RPM Foundation help this


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scholarships, programs and projects at the high-school and post-secondary levels and another 350 through complementary programs, including Career Services, Shop Hops, “Behind the Scenes With RPM” and “Off to the Races with RPM,” which are all designed to get students out into the field to meet their future customers and employers and identify potential internship and apprenticeship sites. Thirty-two institutions in 17 states received funding this year, in- cluding colleges such as McPherson College and Pennsylvania College of Technology, high schools such as Alhambra High School in California and Freedom High School in Wisconsin and museums such as the Gilmore Museum and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. RPM has awarded more than $3.5 million since 2005 — including almost $750,000 to McPherson College alone. this good work? We work hard all year to raise awareness, friends and money, and How does the RPM Foundation raise money for all we are lucky enough to attract like-minded collectors, vintage racers, shops, alumni, car clubs and industry to support our efforts. We have major donors in industry, which enables us to fund exceptional programs and projects around the United States. But collectors are our key source of funding, and we must win all of their hearts to do what we do now and in the future. Heartfelt thanks to all of our donors who make it possible for RPM students to pay for the high cost of education and who can access our network to enter a fantastic career field! What are the other cool parts of your job? The cars are just the beginning. The most interesting part of the car culture, I think, is the young people and their stories. I cannot get enough of it and them! The next generation of enthusiasts, craftsmen and artisans are out there — in big numbers! I feel the same way about the old people, by the way. The cross-generational storytelling is fantastic. first car — and what are you driving now? My first serious boyfriend in the late 1960s was the car guy who When did you get interested in cars? What was your influenced me down this path. He had a few cars, a 1970 Mustang Mach 1 and a 1963 Chevrolet Nova in particular, which we worked on and drove at our leisure. He tried to teach me how to drive a stick shift in the Mach 1, but the stiff race platform and its sheer power were not the right classroom for me. So I bought a 1964 VW Beetle convertible to get experience driving a manual transmission — a car I could also “fix.” It was a real POS, but it was what the doctor ordered. I didn’t realize until I was 40 years old that I had a longing to be part of the culture. That year I bought a scooter, got an M designation on my driver’s license and was gifted with a Ducati Monster and Citroën Dyane as my daily drivers! Did you picture yourself doing something like this when you were a young adult? What was the turning point that got you to this point? I am the oldest of four girls, which shaped my career path, I think. That was my turning point. I was lucky enough to have art teaching experiences long before college, which guided my educational path and career in teaching. Plus it is natural for me to be in a mentor role. I enjoy the engagement and I thoroughly enjoy the time it takes to nurture and mentor young people. I am lucky to have former students of mine as good friends. I’ll say the same for many of the RPM students who we’ve worked with over the past five years. This is the coolest life imaginable. Really. Cars. Kids. Heritage. Really? What is your favorite car event? My favorite car event is the one I most recently attended. No joke. The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm, on the shared property of the Studebaker Museum and the History Museum in South Bend, IN, was fantastic in its second year. It’s a small concours, but it attracts great cars and collectors and terrific car-culture celebrities like Tom Cotter. It is the perfect setting for engaging RPM students and their teachers and parents in the local car culture — local being from Chicago, IL, to Auburn, IN — which we do. It was a perfect day in all ways. October 2019 I imagine you spend a lot of time with really cool cars. “The cars are just the beginning. The most interesting part of the car culture, I think, are the young people and their stories” Do you collect cars? If so, which one is your favorite? We collect mostly vintage motorcycles and microcars, although we defy that with our 1954 Studebaker, 1964 Corvair and 1974 BMW. I’m pretty fond of our Corvair Monza Spyder at the moment, but that’s probably because it’s driving and looking like a dream. I am also proud of our current motorcycle and scooter collection, which includes examples of innovation from 14 countries, which we began collecting in 1987 when they became easily available after the fall of the Berlin Wall. choice. Where do you go, and who goes with you? My husband, Burt Richmond, will always be my driver and I his co-driver/navigator. I haven’t been to Goodwood yet. It’s on my bucket list. Because of our international motorcycle touring company, Lotus Tours (closed in 2007), we have a garage in Milan, Italy, where we have a fleet of motorcycles and some of our collector cars. I’d pick up one of our cars there — probably our 1953 Citroën Deux Cheveux — and drive to England with stops in Bavaria and Normandy before getting to the Goodwood Revival. next five years? We have two significant, urgent, strategic initiatives: to find more restoration students and to do industry research. The demand for educated, experienced restoration craftsmen and artisans far exceeds the supply, by about 10 to 1 — or more. Since The late 1970s and all of the 1980s, when shop classes were eliminated from high schools across the country and there was a cultural shift from general education to college preparation, Americans forgot how important it was to work with our hands and to know “how things work.” Right now there is a renaissance in appreciation for technical educa- tion and other alternatives to four years of college, which is great for some people but not all people. This renaissance is adding to the momentum created by institutions like RPM, federal funding of apprenticeships and an expansion of technical curriculum at the high-school level. Why research? There is limited industry-specific research about automotive and motorcycle restoration and preservation. RPM has been very successful in getting the attention of superintendents of school systems who are in favor of blending restoration with their automotive curriculum. The problem is that they do not make curricular changes — which costs money and sometimes capital expenditures — without proof that there are jobs at the end of the tunnel. Empirical data will help prove the need for this. RPM is poised, with resources at Auburn University in Auburn, AL, to compile and conduct several years of research to help explain the industry and inspire the funding of its expansion. ♦ 53 What are your goals for the RPM Foundation over the You’ve got two weeks of free time and the car of your


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Feature The Future of Collecting Peering Into the Car-Collecting Future SCM polls eight experts to pin down today’s — and tomorrow’s — classic-car market I 54 f you ask five different car experts about what to buy and sell in today’s market, you’re likely to get five very different answers. The market isn’t so much a solid, tangible thing as it is an idea — a construct used to guide people in their choices, both to validate interests and to point to next moves. What’s “right” and “wrong” often depends entirely upon who you are and where you’re sitting. When it comes to old cars, everybody has their own idea of what’s valuable and why — and those ideas are often just as much of a reflection on the person having them as they are on this greater classic-car market. But that makes sense, as people drive the market — and those people’s ideas? They’re always evolving. I’ve seen a lot of change in the market over the past decade, from the crash of ’08 through a lust for barn finds, soaring values for righthistory Ferraris, and now a new trend toward 1980s performance and style. What’s driven pricing to where it is today? How have the ways in which we value cars — both in terms of money and in terms of reverence — changed, and what can we learn from that? Can we apply that knowledge to near-future market movements? Is there a consensus on where the market’s really going? For those answers, I polled eight experts from eight different points in the car world and asked for their perspectives. Here’s what they had to say. — Jim Pickering Sports Car Market


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Simon Kidston Dealer, collector, commentator and journalist, owner of Kidston SA, Geneva, CHE Small, simple-to-maintain evergreen classics such as Alfa Romeo Spiders and Giulias, Healey 3000s or Mustangs are still a safe bet. Nothing too complicated, nothing too expensive, friendly “old cars” that only a hard-hearted bureaucrat would legislate against. “Youngtimer” saloons like the Lancia Delta Integrale will continue their rise, but beware anything with complicated electronics. Your local Small, simple-to-maintain evergreen classics such as Alfa Romeo Spiders and Giulias, Healey 3000s or Mustangs are still a safe bet. Nothing too complicated, nothing too expensive, friendly ‘old cars’ that only a hard-hearted bureaucrat would legislate against. ‘Youngtimer’ cied; red is usually an issue) color or generally has “stories,” the only way it will sell is on price. Cars fresh to the market, with a comprehensive history file, and to a rare and unusual specification are still sought-after. Goodbye, multi-owner, Resale Red 275 GTB; hello, Nocciola 246 GTS found in Rome after decades in one family’s garage. W years? years? Truly high-end, probably an evolution of today: the best Ferrari 250 What will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five GT; a McLaren F1; Porsche Carrera RS 2.7; Lamborghini Miura SV; W.O. Bentley; Alfa Romeo 8C; a great-looking Bugatti Type 57 and a Gullwing. There might be a significant Duesenberg, Cadillac V16 or Packard, but not many. Most blue-chip collectors are too wily to fall for a modern supercar maker’s hype: “You’ll really let me buy one?” Can you imagine a Collier, Simeone or Mozart getting in line for a Pista/911R/Veneno? What will a first-time classic-car buyer be driving in five hat’s been the biggest classic car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? Against a backdrop of falling values, if a car is lacking matching numbers, is presented in a non-original (or unfan- saloons like the Lancia Delta Integrale will continue their rise, but beware anything with complicated electronics. tune-up shop won’t be knocking out ECUs for AMG Mercedes anytime soon. ” “ them in five years’ time, what would they be and why? 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7. Most examples out there are second- rate cars that have wilted in recent times, but for the crème-de-la-crème, the future is bright. Matching numbers and great colors count. To me, this is the ultimate all-round driver’s car. 1974–76 Lamborghini Countach LP400. Someone (okay, me) paid almost $2 million for a “Periscopica” needing restoration at auction in 2014. Since then, values have softened, but this will always be so iconic, so sculptural and so “of a generation” that a great-spec example might be tomorrow’s 250 SWB. 1954–57 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Just look at it, then drive a well-sorted one on a long trip and tell me you don’t fall in love. Recognizable around the world, a perennial classic forever in the public consciousness. But take your time and buy only the right one. If you were to buy three cars today, with the notion of selling A car to buy now and sell five years down the road: 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7


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Feature The Future of Collecting Over the last decade, we’ve seen more 1980s and 1990s imports show up on the docket, ike the Mazda RX-7 and the Acura “ Craig Jackson Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ W hat drives people to buy a cla People will often purchase a c talgia. It could have been a ve like their first car, or even som through pop culture. Collectors also want what they either cou younger — or maybe had to give up as they g Collector cars, in a very real way, conn believe is why vehicles like the first-gen 1960s-era V12 Ferraris will continue to be p enthusiasts. years? The cars are going to look similar to wh still see a lot of 1960 to 1970 classic Amer road, such as the Chevrolet Corvette and F we’re years away from seeing those cars w buyers. For fans of foreign cars, it will be t and first-generation Z cars. But, again, the m Over the last decade, we’ve seen mor imports show up on the docket, like the M Acura NSX. That’s largely due to the rise in G like generations of collectors before them, a their youth. In five years, we’ll see collecto verse mix of collectible cars, including ever Demon to the Nissan GTR and vintage Ford Br When was the last “classic” car bui The CCCA defines a Full Classic as some and 1948. But that’s a textbook definition. car hasn’t been built yet. Just because some can’t be an instant classic. How we define a “classic” car also lar ground and personal experiences. The co grown into a global family. So what we con vast as the culture and era in which we grow u what will happen to older, more trad time? I think the pre-war cars — and even so If newer cars continue to capture have a lot of horsepower, don’t handle well, a limited-edition cars — will still have a use an entirely new way. They are begging to b otherwise, what do you do with them? Ma canvases for personalization. The pre-war classics like coachbuilt, r Duesenbergs, Mercedes, Bugattis and vint tinue to be appreciated in the future. Those art, and many were technologically or desi their time. 56 ure The Future of Collecting Over the last decade, we’ve seen more 1980s and 1990s imports show up on the docket, ike the Mazda RX-7 and the Acura “ Craig Jackson Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ W hat drives people to buy a cla People will often purchase a c talgia. It could have been a ve like their first car, or even som through pop culture. Collectors also want what they either cou younger — or maybe had to give up as they g Collector cars, in a very real way, conn believe is why vehicles like the first-gen 1960s-era V12 Ferraris will continue to be p enthusiasts. years? The cars are going to look similar to wh still see a lot of 1960 to 1970 classic Amer road, such as the Chevrolet Corvette and F we’re years away from seeing those cars w buyers. For fans of foreign cars, it will be t and first-generation Z cars. But, again, the m Over the last decade, we’ve seen mor imports show up on the docket, like the M Acura NSX. That’s largely due to the rise in G like generations of collectors before them, a their youth. In five years, we’ll see collecto verse mix of collectible cars, including ever Demon to the Nissan GTR and vintage Ford Br When was the last “classic” car bui The CCCA defines a Full Classic as some and 1948. But that’s a textbook definition. car hasn’t been built yet. Just because some can’t be an instant classic. How we define a “classic” car also lar ground and personal experiences. The co grown into a global family. So what we con vast as the culture and era in which we grow u what will happen to older, more trad time? I think the pre-war cars — and even so If newer cars continue to capture have a lot of horsepower, don’t handle well, a limited-edition cars — will still have a use an entirely new way. They are begging to b otherwise, what do you do with them? Ma canvases for personalization. The pre-war classics like coachbuilt, r Duesenbergs, Mercedes, Bugattis and vint tinue to be appreciated in the future. Those art, and many were technologically or desi their time. 56 What What will a first-time classic-car b SX. That’s largely due to the rise in en X buyers who, like generations of llectors before them, are buying the cars of their youth. In five years, we’ll see collectors driving a more diverse mix of collectible cars, including everything from a Dodge Demon to the Nissan GTR and vintage Ford Bronco. ”


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Feature The Future of Collecting Luke Chennell Associate Professor of Technology, Auto Restoration. McPherson College, McPherson, KS The word ‘classic’ is a hotly contested one, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume a 30-year-old car is “classic.” The Miata turns 30 this year, and it’s a safe bet that Miatas and their competitors will be the foundation of aspiring collectors shortly. ” “ W hat’s been the biggest classic-car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? Escalating values. It seems there’s a lot of money chasing quality cars. It has a number of effects beyond just the buy- ing and selling, though. The general car audience has a new respect for restorers as the skills required to work on the great cars are becoming scarcer, meaning that restorers can now charge more in line with what their work is worth. When was the last “classic” car built? There are plenty of cars being built today that qualify as “classics.” I do think there was a dark window from 1973 until the widespread Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Future of Collecting Luke Chennell Associate Professor of Technology, Auto Restoration. McPherson College, McPherson, KS The word ‘classic’ is a hotl ure The Future of Collecting Luke Chennell Associate Professor of Technology, Auto Restoration. McPherson College, McPherson, KS The word ‘classic’ is a hotly contested one, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume a 30-year-old car is “classic.” The Miata turns 30 this year, and it’s a safe bet that Miatas and their competi- tors will be the foundation of aspiring collectors shortly. ” “ W hat’s been the biggest classic-car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? Escalating values. It seems there’s a lot of money chasing quality cars. It has a number of effects beyond just the buy- ing and selling, though. The general car audience has a new respect for restorers as the skills required to work on the great cars are becoming scarcer, meaning that restorers can now charge more in line with what their work is worth. When was the last “classic” car built? There are plenty of cars being built today that qualify as “classics.” I do think there was a dark window from 1973 until the widespread them them in five years’ time, what would they be and why? • Ferrari 360. A solid car that’s likely to maintain — if not increase — in value. what will happen to older, more traditional collectibles over time? We’ve seen this happening with Model A Fords and other cars whose Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T Feature T e The Future of Collecting Luke Chennell Associate Professor of Technology, Auto Restoration. McPherson College eature The Future of Collecting Luke Chennell Associate Professor of Technology, Auto Restoration. McPherson College, McPherson, KS The word ‘classic’ is a hotly contested one, but for the sake of argument, let’s assume a 30-year-old car is “classic.” The Miata turns 30 this year, and it’s a safe bet that Miatas and their competi- tors will be the foundation of aspiring collectors shortly. ” “ W hat’s been the biggest classic-car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? Escalating values. It seems there’s a lot of money chasing quality cars. It has a number of effects beyond just the buy- ing and selling, though. The general car audience has a new respect for restorers as the skills required to work on the great cars are becoming scarcer, meaning that restorers can now charge more in line with what their work is worth. When was the last “classic” car built? There are plenty of cars being built today that qualify as “classics.” I do think there was a dark window from 1973 until the widespread them in five years’ time, what would they be and why? • Ferrari 360. A solid car that’s likely to maintain — if not increase — in value. what will happen to older, more traditional collectibles over time? We’ve seen this happening with Model A Fords and other cars whose • • Acura NSX. Another Millennial favorite. If newer cars continue to capture the market’s attention, If you were to buy three cars today, with the notion of selling • Exceptionally well-kept 5.0 Mustangs from 1987 to ’93. An iconic design that draws the eye of every Millennial. Ferrari 360 — a solid car likely to maintain or increase in value 58 Sports Car Market


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Stephen Serio President and Owner, Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports, Waltham, MA This current cycle has shaken out the non-true car people from the “ hobby. The folks who were short-term investors, pretend dealers or faux enthusiasts have generally gone away and back to their other interests, thankfully. This ‘shake-out’ has contributed to the re-valuing of a great many models or entire marques. The end user/collector is setting the marketplace values once again. ” I’d chase down a higher-mileage Bugatti EB110 GT or SS and flog it across the country and back. I was one of the appointed dealers for these beasts when they were about to be sold in the USA before the whole thing went backwards and can attest to how much of a thrill they are. Lastly, I’d try and reacquire another Ferrari 275 GTS. I drove one as much as I could for over 10 years, and I miss that car. California Spyders might be more valuable and far more sexy to look at, but damn, that 275 package is a perfectly balanced car. why? The phenomenon of the resto-mod I see as a passing fad. Admittedly, W hat’s been the biggest classic-car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? This current cycle has shaken out the non-true car people from the hobby. The folks who were short-term investors, pretend dealers or faux enthusiasts (the band-wagoners) have generally gone away and bac This “shake-ou models or entire ma the marketplace va car? There’s less foc versus today’s en more savvy, less i educated and are s value and genera best examples that t will allow. People are acqu love of it. When was the l sic” car built? 1973, to me, an 60 years old. A cla thing very analog a “mechanical.” Ca between 1974 and 1 be very convenien aren’t old enough t regulations). selling them in fiv I’d have a Porsc of a 356 and an abs October 2019 59 If you were to b What drives p Which cars would you steer clear of in today’s market and I never saw the groundswell and massive interest in these types of cars coming and having the impact that they do on the market today, but it kind of reminds me of a quick flame-out music scene or fashion trend. I don’t think these cars will have legs to the next set of owners — but I could be dead wrong. I’d also veer away from seemingly cheap exotic cars from the mid- Serio President and Owner, Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports, Waltham, MA This current cycle has shaken Serio President and Owner, Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports, Waltham, MA This current cycle has shaken out the non-true car people from the “ hobby. The folks who were short-term investors, pretend dealers or faux enthusiasts have generally gone away and back to their other interests, thankfully. This ‘shake-out’ has contributed to the re-valuing of a great many models or entire marques. The end user/collector is setting the marketplace values once again. ” I’d chase down a higher-mileage Bugatti EB110 GT or SS and flog it across the country and back. I was one of the appointed dealers for these beasts when they were about to be sold in the USA before the whole thing went backwards and can attest to how much of a thrill they are. Lastly, I’d try and reacquire another Ferrari 275 GTS. I drove one as much as I could for over 10 years, and I miss that car. California Spyders might be more valuable and far more sexy to look at, but damn, that 275 package is a perfectly balanced car. why? The phenomenon of the resto-mod I see as a passing fad. Admittedly, W hat’s been the biggest classic-car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? This current cycle has shaken out the non-true car people from the hobby. The folks who were short-term investors, pretend dealers or faux enthusiasts (the band-wagoners) have generally gone away and bac This “shake-ou models or entire ma the marketplace va car? There’s less foc versus today’s en more savvy, less i educated and are s value and genera best examples that t will allow. People are acqu love of it. When was the l sic” car built? 1973, to me, an 60 years old. A cla thing very analog a “mechanical.” Ca between 1974 and 1 be very convenien aren’t old enough t regulations). selling them in fiv I’d have a Porsc of a 356 and an abs October 2019 59 If you were to b What drives p Which cars would you steer clear of in today’s market and I never saw the groundswell and massive interest in these types of cars coming and having the impact that they do on the market today, but it kind of reminds me of a quick flame-out music scene or fashion trend. I don’t think these cars will have legs to the next set of owners — but I could be dead wrong. I’d also veer away from seemingly cheap exotic cars from the mid- Porsche- Porsche 356 Carrera 2 cabriolet — a thrill to drive at its limits, and one to buy now and consider selling in five years


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Feature The Future of Collecting Bob Mueller Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Streetside Classics, St. Petersburg, FL The cars from the late ’60s and early ’70s will still be going strong — a 1967 Mustang fastback or 1970 Chevelle is going to be desirable for a very, very long time. The amount of interest we see from younger buyers for ’60s and ’70s muscle cars — many that were produced years before the buyers were even born — is amazing. W hat will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five years? A truly astute collector will diversify. Low-production, ultra-low-mileage supercars and hypercars will likely lead the way, such as the first- or second-gen Ford GT, Ferrari Enzo or Porsche Carrera GT. On the classic side, blue-chip high-end Mopars and factory perfor- mance models like Shelbys/Boss 429s and Yenkos/ZL1s will remain in favor. Other ’90s cars worth strong consideration would be 6-speed Toyota Supras or many of the “Fast and Furious”-era cars such as the Mazda RX-7 or Nissan Skyline R34. Supras have certainly jumped in recent months, but it’s highly likely they will continue to climb as generational demand increases. years? The first-time buyer will be purchasing the cars they grew up with, mostly from the ’80s and ’90s, and the trend towards Japanese imports, all trucks/SUVs, and sports cars will be even stronger than today. That said, the cars from the late ’60s and early ’70s will still be going strong, too — a 1967 Mustang fastback or 1970 Chevelle is going to be desirable for a very, very long time. The amount of interest we see from younger buyers for ’60s and ’70s muscle cars — many that were produced years before the buyers were even born — is amazing. them in five years’ time, what would they be and why? I would concentrate on “poster cars” for those approaching their discretionary-earning years. I would invest in a late-’90s supercar of some kind (Ferrari F355/ Lamborghini Diablo or, to a lesser degree, Dodge Viper). I would follow that up with the nicest, lowest-mile Fox-body Mustang Cobra or Saleen I could find. 60 If you were to buy three cars today, with the notion of selling Lastly, I would pick up a 996/997 Porsche 911 Turbo with a 6-speed manual — those may have been the last 911 Turbo with a manual available and should do well compared to their current market prices — especially the 996. why? As much as I respect the era’s courageous styling, I would steer clear Which cars would you steer clear of in today’s market and of passenger cars from the early 1960s and older. We have seen a definite shift in interest away from pre-1960 and into ’70s and ’80s cars and trucks. Trucks earlier than 1960 seem to be an exception, however, as we still get very good interest in Chevrolet and Ford trucks from the 1950s. I would also be very cautious of ’30s and ’40s street rods — that could be a tough resell market in five to 10 years. Sports Car Market What will a first-time classic-car buyer be driving in five ” “


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Feature The Future of Collecting RJ de Vera Global Customer Engagement Leader, Meguiar’s/3M. Former editor of Super Street magazine, consultant for “The Fast and the Furious” (2001), Irvine, CA W hat’s been the biggest classic-car market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? As new generations get old, the meaning of the word “classic” evolves too. Cars from the early 1900s to the muscle cars sold both through pri- vate parties and at auctions continue to have a strong following, but cars from the ’80s and ’90s are now becoming classics to some. Over the past five years, Japanese imports and air-cooled Porsches have really gained momentum. This can be seen in auction sales of 911s, Supras, NSXs, GTRs, Type Rs and the like. What drives people to buy a classic car? Is it changing? Nostalgia, investment, emotional attachment, mid-life crisis, a re- ward for oneself or loved one, or simply to have something to stir the driving soul and enjoy life. It hasn’t changed. When was the last “classic” car built? The term “classic” is a moving target, but I think it has grown to include cars from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. At this present time, I’d say that the last “classic” car was built sometime in the ’90s, but there are so many newer cars destined to be classics. Give it enough time and each decade of cars become classics to the group of people who grew up dreaming about those cars in that time. Acura NSX — one of the Japanese imports gaining momentum Once those people can afford such aspirational cars, they create a market. years? There are numerous hypercars and limited-edition cars just being I’d say that the last ‘classic’ car was built sometime in the ’90s, but there are so many newer cars destined to be classics. Give it enough time and each decade of cars become classics to the group of people who grew up dreaming about those cars in that time. Once those people can afford such aspirational cars, they create a market. released or that have just been released. If these collectors are into newer cars, those cars will be on the list. There are also more continuation vehicles that might make their way into such collections. High-end collectors will get pickier when curating the pieces that ” “ they want for their collection. My main hope is that high-end collectors share these cars with more than just friends and family to inspire the next generation of car enthusiasts. years? This changes with each and every person. The cars that generate What will a first-time classic-car buyer be driving in five emotional connections are more varied now than they have ever been. The next first-time classic-car buyer may be driving an American hot rod, a European classic or an import tuner. It could be a ’32 Highboy, a ’60s Mustang, a ’70s 911, an ’ 80s BMW M car or a ’90s Supra. It’s such an exciting time. 62 Sports Car Market What will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five


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Bill Warner Founder and Chairman, the Amelia Island Concours, Amelia Island, FL A good under-$50k buy: Ferrari 308 GTS What would I buy today with the notion of selling in five years? Under $50k: 1965–67 small-block Corvette coupe, 4-speed and a/c. Ferrari 308 GTS. Under $100k: Porsche 911 (long hood and wheelbase), 1957–58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1957 Corvette (Fuelie, 4-speed, NCRS certified). W hat’s been the biggest car-market change you’ve noticed over the past five years? The growth of resto-mod cars and the diminishing value of true classics of the ’30s. True classics have tanked because the people who identify with them are at room temperature. Resto-mod cars have the period look with the driving feel of a modern car. years? The über-wealthy will have the same cars in five years they have now: What will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Ferrari GTO, 1973 Porsche Carreras, Duesenberg SSJs, pre-war Alfa Romeo 2900s. Nothing but the best. What will the first-time collector be driving in five years? Porsche 930 Turbos, Ferrari 488s, Ferrari 550 and 575 Maranellos (manual transmissions), 2004–05 Ford GTs, Cadillac CTS V manualtransmission Sport Wagons. When was the last “classic” car built? True classic as defined by the CCCA, 1948 (Lincoln Continental, Cadillac, Chrysler Town & Country). Collectible? 2005 Ford GT and arner Founder and Chairman, the Amelia Island Concours, Amelia Island, FL A good under-$50k buy: Ferrari 308 GTS What would I buy today with the notion of selling in five years? Under $50k: 1965–67 small-block Corvette coupe, 4-speed and a/c. Ferrari 308 GTS. Under $100k: Porsche 911 (long hood and wheelbase), 1957–58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1957 Corvette (Fuelie, 4-speed, NCRS certified). W hat’s been the biggest car-market change you’ve no- ticed over the past five years? The growth of resto-mod cars and the diminishing value of true classics of the ’30s. True classics have tanked because the people who identify with them are at room temperature. Resto-mod cars have the period look with the driving feel of a modern car. years? The über-wealthy will have the same cars in five years they have now: What will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Ferrari GTO, 1973 Porsche Carreras, Duesenberg SSJs, pre-war Alfa Romeo 2900s. Nothing but the best. What will the first-time collector be driving in five years? Porsche 930 Turbos, Ferrari 488s, Ferrari 550 and 575 Maranellos (manual transmissions), 2004–05 Ford GTs, Cadillac CTS V manual- transmission Sport Wagons. When was the last “classic” car built? True classic as defined by the CCCA, 1948 (Lincoln Continental, Cadillac, Chrysler Town & Country). Collectible? 2005 Ford GT and years? years? Under $20k: IROC 1LE Camaro Under $35k: 1963–65 Buick Riviera, Studebaker Avanti R2 4-speed What would you buy today with the notion of selling in five ” “ or R3 if you can find one. Under $50k: 1965–67 small-block Corvette coupe, 4-speed and a/c. Ferrari 308 GTS Under $100k: Porsche 911 (long hood and wheelbase), 1957–58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1957 Corvette (Fuelie, 4-speed, NCRS certified) Under $125k: Ferrari 550 or 575 Maranello manual shift Under $200k: 1967 Porsche 911S Under $500k: 246 Dino GTS Under $1m: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Maserati Ghibli Spyder (simply beautiful) Cost no object: Ford GT40, Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Ferrari Series 1 cabriolet, 1938 Alfa Romeo 2900, Porsche 917, Ferrari 512S/M, any ’50s General Motors concept car. Any really good unrestored Porsche, Ferrari, or pre-1970 Corvettes or a car with celebrity ownership or interesting story. Which cars would you steer clear of in today’s market? Pre-war classics, 1953–55 Corvettes, 1955–57 Thunderbirds (those ill Warner Founder and Chairman, the Amelia Island Concours, Amelia Island, FL A good under-$50k buy: Ferrari 308 GTS What would I buy today with the notion of selling in five years? Under $50k: 1965–67 small-block Corvette coupe, 4-speed and a/c. Ferrari 308 GTS. Under $100k: Porsche 911 (long hood and wheelbase), 1957–58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1957 Corvette (Fuelie, 4-speed, NCRS certified). W hat’s been the biggest car-market change you’ve no- ticed over the past five years? The growth of resto-mod cars and the diminishing value of true classics of the ’30s. True classics have tanked because the people who identify with them are at room temperature. Resto-mod cars have the period look with the driving feel of a modern car. years? The über-wealthy will have the same cars in five years they have now: What will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Ferrari GTO, 1973 Porsche Carreras, Duesenberg SSJs, pre-war Alfa Romeo 2900s. Nothing but the best. What will the first-time collector be driving in five years? Porsche 930 Turbos, Ferrari 488s, Ferrari 550 and 575 Maranellos (manual transmissions), 2004–05 Ford GTs, Cadillac CTS V manual- transmission Sport Wagons. When was the last “classic” car built? True classic as defined by the CCCA, 1948 (Lincoln Continental, Cadillac, Chrysler Town & Country). Collectible? 2005 Ford GT and years? Under $20k: IROC 1LE Camaro Under $35k: 1963–65 Buick Riviera, Studebaker Avanti R2 4-speed What would you buy today with the notion of selling in five ” “ or R3 if you can find one. Under $50k: 1965–67 small-block Corvette coupe, 4-speed and a/c. Ferrari 308 GTS Under $100k: Porsche 911 (long hood and wheelbase), 1957–58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1957 Corvette (Fuelie, 4-speed, NCRS certified) Under $125k: Ferrari 550 or 575 Maranello manual shift Under $200k: 1967 Porsche 911S Under $500k: 246 Dino GTS Under $1m: Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Maserati Ghibli Spyder (simply beautiful) Cost no object: Ford GT40, Ferrari 250 GT SWB, Ferrari Series 1 cabriolet, 1938 Alfa Romeo 2900, Porsche 917, Ferrari 512S/M, any ’50s General Motors concept car. Any really good unrestored Porsche, Ferrari, or pre-1970 Corvettes or a car with celebrity ownership or interesting story. Which cars would you steer clear of in today’s market? Pre-war classics, 1953–55 Corvettes, 1955–57 Thunderbirds (those A A cost-is-no-object purchase recommendation: Ford GT40 October 2019 63


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Feature The Future of Collecting Matt Kincaid Formula Drift car builder, high-school auto-shop teacher at Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR I was a product of an education system that had by that point steered away from vocational schooling, and we didn’t have “ an “American Graffiti”-style moment that made kids want to go build cars. I think that American culture is going to swing back toward hands-on learning, and as a vocational shop teacher, I see the money coming back into programs that teach kids how to fix and build things. Hopefully, history repeats itself. years? Buyers will be even more selective in what they collect. Guys in Bahrain collect certain stuff, like all JDM cars, or all Porsches, or whatever. You’re going to have more-specific collections — younger guys are specific. All Corvettes, all Mustangs or all Toyotas. years? My students will drive anything as long as they can personalize it. It What will a first-time classic-car buyer be driving in five just needs to sound good and look good. Sometimes it’s fenders, stickers, wing, horrible set of tires on a wide set of wheels. But I hate to degrade any future gen, because I know someone did that to me and my generation. Guys like me? A Supra. Corolla AE86s, 240SXs, Subarus — the cars W hat’s been the biggest classic-car-market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? Japanese cars have come on strong — specifically ’80s and ’90s cars such as Mk3 and 4 Toyota Supras, early Celicas and early Corollas. A lot of these cars started out as economy cars, and they were used up. There aren’t as many left, and those will be your Chevy Novas of the future. What drives people to buy a classic car? Is it changing? Childhood dreams tend to drive what collectors buy. The cars them- selves are changing, but the drive to own them comes from the same place. Kids today may be into cars because of Initial D, “The Fast and Furious,” etc. I’m 43, and I watched “The Fall Guy,” “Magnum PI,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Bigfoot, “Knight Rider,” etc. “Fall Guy” is why I have a turbo LS C10 project. But I was a product of an education system that had by that point steered away from vocational schooling, and we didn’t have an “American Graffiti”-style moment that made kids want to go build cars. I think that American culture is going to swing back toward hands-on learning, and as a vocational shop teacher, I see the money coming back into programs that teach kids how to fix and build things. Hopefully, that survived the import thrash here in America. The cars that became icons to an impressionable generation through modification, movies and motorsport. Today’s builders devalue these cars by throwing V8s into them — but eventually that action will drive prices and interest up on the cars that survive intact. what will happen to older, more traditional collectibles over time? You know when you’re driving out in the country and you see one of those old farm wagons rotting in a field? Yep. They made millions of Model Ts and they were cheap. I don’t see the value in a mass-produced vintage car going up, because demand is going to go down. I don’t think you’ll see that with muscle-car-era stuff, though, because they have that speed component. But the Model T doesn’t give you that same feeling. That said, we need to keep cars from becoming untouchable. I have my students get in the ’63 Nova and rev its V8 just for the feeling of it. The sound, the vibration, the smell. I ask if they get it, and they always say yes. We need to keep kids interested. ♦ If newer cars continue to capture the market’s attention, history repeats itself. What will a high-end collector’s garage look like in five ” Japanese cars are gaining much more traction in the market re The Future of Collecting Matt Kincaid Formula Drift car builder, high-school auto-shop teacher at Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR I was a product of an education system that had by that point steered away from vocational schooling, and we didn’t have “ an “American Graffiti”-style moment that made kids want to go build cars. I think that American culture is going to swing back toward hands-on learning, and as a vocational shop teacher, I see the money coming back into programs that teach kids how to fix and build things. Hopefully, history repeats itself. years? Buyers will be even more selective in what they collect. Guys in Bahrain collect certain stuff, like all JDM cars, or all Porsches, or what- ever. You’re going to have more-specific collections — younger guys are specific. All Corvettes, all Mustangs or all Toyotas. years? My students will drive anything as long as they can personalize it. It What will a first-time classic-car buyer be driving in five just needs to sound good and look good. Sometimes it’s fenders, stick- ers, wing, horrible set of tires on a wide set of wheels. But I hate to degrade any future gen, because I know someone did that to me and my generation. Guys like me? A Supra. Corolla AE86s, 240SXs, Subarus — the cars W hat’s been the biggest classic-car-market trend you’ve noticed over the past five years? Japanese cars have come on strong — specifically ’80s and ’90s cars such as Mk3 and 4 Toyota Supras, early Celicas and early Corollas. A lot of these cars started out as economy cars, and they were used up. There aren’t as many left, and those will be your Chevy Novas of the future. What drives people to buy a classic car? Is it changing? Childhood dreams tend to drive what collectors buy. The cars them- selves are changing, but the drive to own them comes from the same place. Kids today may be into cars because of Initial D, “The Fast and Furious,” etc. I’m 43, and I watched “The Fall Guy,” “Magnum PI,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Bigfoot, “Knight Rider,” etc. “Fall Guy” is why I have a turbo LS C10 project. But I was a product of an education system that had by that point steered away from vocational schooling, and we didn’t have an “American Graffiti”-style moment that made kids want to go build cars. I think that American culture is going to swing back toward hands-on learning, and as a vocational shop teacher, I see the money coming back into programs that teach kids how to fix and build things. Hopefully, that survived the import thrash here in America. The cars that became icons to an impressionable generation through modification, movies and motorsport. Today’s builders devalue these cars by throwing V8s into them — but eventually that action will drive prices and interest up on the cars that survive intact. what will happen to older, more traditional collectibles over time? You know when you’re driving out in the country and you see one of those old farm wagons rotting in a field? Yep. They made millions of Model Ts and they were cheap. I don’t see the value in a mass-produced vintage car going up, because demand is going to go down. I don’t think you’ll see that with muscle-car-era stuff, though, because they have that speed component. But the Model T doesn’t give you that same feeling. That said, we need to keep cars from becoming untouchable. I have my students get in the ’63 Nova and rev its V8 just for the feeling of it. The sound, the vibration, the smell. I ask if they get it, and they always say yes. We need to keep kids interested. ♦ If newer cars continue to capture the market’s attention, history repeats itself. 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Feature 2019 SCM 1000 Addiction Enablement on the SCM 1000 Gorgeous roads, great cars, car talk, car people — and gummies by Stephen Serio M y name is Steve, and I’m addicted to driving rallies. Last year, I made the mental commitment to do four rallies in 2019. I located my often-used gauntlet and threw it down at my own feet. Practice what you preach to your friends and clients, I thought. My inner- addiction monkey answered and applauded. It then whispered, “Do it as much as you can; use your Speedster.” I may need a meeting with a group of like-minded souls to temper my rally jones. “Hi, my name is Steve and I’m a simple merchant. I love my family and dogs, I have a great job consulting with car geeks of every level, and I’m also addicted to driving long stretches on empty gorgeous roads across our ginormous country with great friends in memorable cars for hundreds of miles at a time. There, I said it. I have a serious rally-driving addiction.” Hello, SCM 1000 So I happily accepted Keith Martin’s invitation to help with some light duties during the July 14–18 SCM 1000 rally in Oregon — mostly to be one of the hosts to the other rally addicts for a few early-evening chats. Perfect. Not only do I get to see 1,000 miles of Oregon, I get to babble on about cars with Miles, Donald, John and Keith. Sounds like a winning combination to me. As for Oregon, the roads did not disappoint. I didn’t get to explore and experience the romance that was the epic Route 66 back when that was the mother road for adventure, but I have to imagine a great many stretches must have looked like the roads we traveled in Oregon. Venturing and exploring these roads is the same dopamine rush kids must get playing “Fortnite.” Empty stretches for mile after mile with the topography changing hourly. Clearly, Mother Nature was at her best sculpting this state. Snow, desert, millions of evergreens and wheat fields... Wheat fields? Yup. Life with gummies — and without a care The generation before me understood wanderlust and the open road. If we’re being honest, don’t we all want to experience that feeling of empty, open roads and the unknown destinations Jack Kerouac or James Dean were searching for — and to do it in a fun car? Let’s improve the wanderlust formula; others will organize your arrange- ments — as you drive to wonderful new places. When you get there, you have chats about cars, enjoy dinner with friends, smoke a cigar, bang back a cocktail (or CBD/THC gummy — this is, after all, present-day Oregon) and repeat again the following day. That was the tour. It was an excess of vi- Details Plan ahead: The next SCM 1000 is scheduled for July 12–16, 2020. The route is 1,000 miles of backroads on the beautiful Oregon coast. Cars: British cars (1974 and earlier) are the theme. Exceptional examples of other marques will be considered, but British cars get preference. More fun: Nightly “Conversations with Collectors” about the vintage-car market, excellent accommodations, food, Northwest wines and SCM camaraderie. Cost: $7,000 for a driver and co-driver More information: www.scm1000.com 66 sual riches, emotional highs and driving euphoria. It was an organized bacchanalia for a sensible-sized group of happy, like-minded rally addicts. Alex Finigan, who drove his 1970 Porsche 911S, summed it up more succinctly: “I’ve owned my car for 13 years and never drove it as fast and had as much fun in it on our roads in Massachusetts.” He was following me — and my addiction. Go next year, bring a friend, live a little, eat a gummy. ♦ It’s hard to beat the parking spots on the SCM 1000 Sports Car Market Ken Hawkins Ken Hawkins


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Feature 2019 SCM 1000 Ken Hawkins The road to Mount Hood offered a road perfect for appreciating the needs of the Porsche 356C Not a Bad First Day on the Job O n the first day of my new job, I was presented the opportunity to drive a 1965 Porsche 356C 1,000 miles through the mountains and plains of the Pacific Northwest. Without hesitation, I agreed to join the 2019 SCM 1000! I am a 2019 graduate of McPherson College’s Automotive Restoration program. McPherson is the only college to offer a four-year bachelor’s degree in restoration technology. I accepted a job as the program’s coordinator of automotive events, which is a perfect fit since I studied a blended major of restoration and communication. Amanda Gutierrez, vice president for the program, and I were the only all-woman driving team on the SCM 1000. Our 356C is part of the college’s collection. This was my first tour, and it exceeded all my expectations. On day one, we received the number 12 sticker and decided to name our Porsche “Otto” while enjoying the cars displayed in front of the Portland Art Museum. It was great to talk about the upcoming tour with other participants and lots of Portland gearheads. The ride A fascination with automobiles and driving them has been a constant thread throughout my life. Countless road trips gave me an appreciation for the roads less traveled, especially those experienced in an old car. The humming of Otto’s powerplant was the perfect backbeat for the mix of ’70s and ’80s rock anthems we listened to on this drive. Touring with our Porsche was rewarding because the car offered us its feedback. While driving up a single-lane road to the base of Mount Hood, I understood and felt connected to the Porsche’s needs — when to downshift, when to give some more oomph around a corner, and what speed was comfortable. Those are priceless moments that I hope other young automotive enthusiasts get a chance to experience. 68 A ton of fun right out of the gate Sports Car Market The people The most rewarding experience of the trip, besides the scenery, was sharing a common interest with the other drivers. Every rest stop was a chance to catch up and share stories with one another. On Tuesday night, we participated in one of the “Conversation with Collectors” panel discussions with SCM legend Donald Osborne. Amanda joined me to talk about what McPherson College is doing to promote and engage young students in the classic-car industry. The opportunity to drive a classic car in an event like the Sports Car Market 1000 was a goal of mine, and who would have thought I could have achieved that only days after starting my first job! Thanks to all those involved who made the trip possible. — Abigayle Morgan ♦ George Olson


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Feature 2019 Greenwich Concours Iso, Zagato and Arnolt Dazzle at Greenwich An eclectic lineup of cars marked the 24th edition of one of the East Coast’s most important concours Story and photo by Bill Rothermel Best of Show American—Elegance, 1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight coupe from the Marano Collection, and Best in Show American—Sport, Jim Grundy’s 1912 National Speed Car I n 2018, the Greenwich Concours hosted a reunion of all 26 Cunningham C3s built. So what do you do for an encore in 2019? How about a full complement of every Iso model built — Rivolta, Grifo, LeLe and Fidia? Throw in 28 Zagato-bodied cars, including Aston Martins, Lancias, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars and the like. There were also seven Arnolt-MGs, two Arnolt-Aston Martins and nine Arnolt Bristols. And members of the Arnolt and Zagato families were on hand. Pretty impressive. All of these cars and people showed up at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on the Greenwich, CT, waterfront on June 1–2, 2019, for the 24th Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Greenwich continues to march to a different beat than other concours. The two-day format focuses on American cars Saturday and foreign cars on Sunday. The star cars are on display both days. The idea works well, especially as space is limited and the concours shares the park with Bonhams’ Greenwich Auction. Best in Show cars Best in Show—Sport and Best in Show—Elegance, were awarded each day. The American Best in Show—Elegance winner was the 1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight Mayfair from the Marano Collection. The American Best in Show—Sport was James Grundy’s 1912 National Speed Racer. Ken Smith’s 1936 Delahaye 135M roadster with dis- appearing top by Figoni et Falaschi won International Best in Show—Elegance. The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Corto Spider by Zagato from Scuderia N.E. won International Best in Show—Sport. The Marano Packard also received the Chief Judge’s 70 Details Plan ahead: The next Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for May 29–31, 2020. Location: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT Number of cars: 275 cars and motorcycles Admission: $40 for one day; $60 for both days Web: www.greenwichconcours.com Award and the Edward Herrmann Award presented in memory of the late actor. The one-off 1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight Mayfair was built as an export chassis. The Packard is equipped with right-hand drive and a 12-volt electrical system. The car resided in Greece, Italy, Spain and France prior to coming back to the United States. Smith’s Delahaye is one of 2,592 produced from 1935 to ’52 includ- ing 1,115 built after World War II. It features a patented disappearing top, which was pioneered on this car. This one-off was ordered with the competition engine, including a higher-compression cylinder head, an oil cooler and two fuel fillers in the trunk. All of this made it at home on the racetrack or on the boulevard. Pursuit of passion SCM’s Pursuit of Passion Award was presented to Dennis Mamchur, the owner of a rare 1935 Triumph Southern Cross roadster. Mamchur’s Southern Cross was Triumph’s first attempt at a sports car, and it was a popular competition and rally car during the 1930s. Originally designed by Donald Healey, it is one of three in the United States and one of just 13 known to exist. A personal favorite on Saturday’s showfield was a rarely seen 1957 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2-door hard top from Wade Jacobs’ garage. The flamboyant tri-color Pinin Farina body looked completely different from the Big Three’s offerings at the time. The car was built to compete with upscale Buick and Chrysler models, but just 997 were built. Jacobs’ car is equipped with the Continental spare tire, power windows and factory “Weather-Eye” air conditioning. It features its original interior with reclining seats that fold flat into a bed. Too cool! ♦ Sports Car Market


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1992 Ferrari 512 TR, p. 74 ENGLISH: 1957 AC Ace Bristol, p. 76 ETCETERINI: 1952 Gordini Type 15S, p. 78 GERMAN: 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo, p. 82 AMERICAN: 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible, p. 84 RACE: 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B Formula One, p. 86 NEXT GEN: 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R, p. 90 72 Sports Car Market


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Ferrari Profile Courtesy of H&H 1992 Ferrari 512 TR Values of these Ferraris have fallen from their 2015 boom, and buyers now have lots of other choices by Steve Ahlgrim Chassis number: ZFFLA40C000094142 SCM Condition for this car: 2- • 30,350 recorded miles and current ownership since 2004 • One of 88 RHD examples and one of just 50 early non-ABS cars • Offered with book pack, service book and handbooks F 74 errari’s mid-engined, flat-12 Testarossa was unveiled to an expectant media at the Champs Elysees Lido nightclub on the eve of the 1984 Paris Salon. Although it was an evolution of the 512 BBi, it was of markedly different appearance — it was nearly six inches wider than its predecessor. By the time of the 1992 Los Angeles Auto Show, the model had been heavily re-engineered and re-launched as the 512 TR. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 104, sold for $120,385, including buyer’s premium, at the H&H Classics Imperial War Museum Auction in Duxford, U.K., on June 19, 2019. Sir Paul McCartney, when asked if the broken-up Beatles would get back together again, famously answered that you can’t reheat a soufflé. The same might have been said of improving the Ferrari Testarossa. The original was so stylish and so well engineered that the idea that it could be vastly improved was almost unthinkable. Yet when Ferrari released the 512 TR, the reheated Testarossa was clearly superior to the original. In the beginning… Introduced in 1984 and brought to the United States in 1985, the Ferrari Testarossa was a replacement model for the mid-mounted flatSports Car Market 12-cylinder 365/512 Boxer series. The Testarossa may have been in the same Boxer family, but the car was so different in execution that they are hardly comparable. The Boxers were built to a high quality for a sports car — but they are a bit raw for a Grand Touring model. The engine revved so quickly that a clutch could be destroyed during an overzealous stoplight launch. The suspension was a bit stiff, and the noise level was pleasantly on the high side. The Boxer’s air conditioning was a tick under adequate. The Boxer’s creature comforts were just enough to get by. It was a ruckus car that


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was fun to drive when you had space to push it, but driving one in a confined area was not entirely satisfying. The exterior of the Boxer was unique but not overly exciting. One of the car magazines put a Boxer through a test where one was strategically placed in a parking lot of a grocery store to watch the reaction of the patrons. The reaction was underwhelming, with few patrons paying any attention to one of the most important cars on the planet at the time. Perhaps if they would have tilted up the Boxer’s front and rear hatches, the response would have been different. The refined Testarossa The Testarossa saw a refinement in the Boxer’s man- ners and styling that was daring and revolutionary. The front and rear ends looked like they were designed at two different drawing boards, but the flat sides with cheese-grater grilles blended them together like some witch’s brew. Ferrari had learned with the F40 that they could build a car with race-car performance that could also meet international safety and emission standards. Ferrari wanted the Testarossa to build on the F40’s lessons and felt the result was 80% of an F40. The Testarossa tamed the Boxer engine to a potent — yet entirely tractable — package. The interior was exquisitely finished with gobs of leather, good air conditioning and a noise level that was conducive to normal conversation at any speed. The seats featured large bolsters designed to hold the occupants secure at forces that few drivers would ever attempt. The Testarossa was a Grand Touring car of the highest order. The 512 TR In late 1991, Ferrari introduced an upgrade of the Testarossa called the 512 TR. Often, updated models are little more than the former car with a trim package, but not so with the 512 TR. Pininfarina tweaked the 512 TR’s front and rear bodywork to a cohesive appearance — and then replaced the Testarossa’s 16-inch wheels with more-modern 18-inch wheels. Opening the door exposed a whole new interior. Very attractive new seats had smaller bolsters, allowing easier entry and exit. The dash, door panels and console were new, as was nearly every surface. The most memorable difference was the sound. A new intake manifold and exhaust transformed the sound of the car. The intake manifold produced a noise that was similar to the air whooshing into carburetors. The exhaust was slightly louder, with a better tone. There was no mistaking that the Testarossa had been re-purposed and improved. The original Testarossa was fast and impressive but lacked a sports-car feel. The 512 TR traded some of the Testarossa’s Grand Touring qualities for the sportiness of the V8 Ferraris. New engine-management components, higher com- pression and the new manifold added an astonishing 41 horsepower to the 512 TR’s engine. New shocks, suspension upgrades, larger brakes and transmission improvements complemented the power upgrade. The 0–60 mph time dropped from 5.7 to 4.8 seconds. Top speed also increased. Up and down SCM’s last Ferrari 512 TR profile was in July 2014 (p. 52). The Ferrari market was on a serious upswing. The subject car of that profile sold for $143,000, which was October 2019 $50,000 above what it would have sold for a little more than a year previously. I noted that the owner should have been thrilled. The market continued upward, and $143,000 would have been a big disappointment in 2015. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows 2015 512 TR sales of $182,560, $275,000, $195,250, $440,000 and $170,000. Today is a new world, and 2015 values are a distant memory. The sky has not fallen and there is no sense of panic, but a lot of desirable cars have come on the market since 2015. Depreciated modern Ferrari V8s and V12s now sell in the 512 TR’s price range. Serious new Porsche models, beautiful Astons, and really fast Lamborghinis are also competition for 512 TR customers. The Platinum Database shows recent 512 TR auction sales in the $130,000 to $180,000 range. A survey of the U.S. 512 TR market finds ultra-low-mileage trophy examples will break into the $200,000 range. Sellers still asking over $200,000 for average examples are just being delusional. The European market is more rational, with pricing in line with SCM’s Pocket Price Guide. Our subject 512 TR H&H’s 512 TR looks to have sold a little light. However, this wasn’t a car to stretch for. The color was attractive but of limited appeal. The car had reasonable mileage but had been completely repainted. Ferrari’s paint quality in the era of the 512 TR was excel- lent. The only reason for a respray is some kind of drama. There was no confirmation that the very expensive engineout belt service had been done. The service mentioned was of the repair rather than maintenance variety. The buyer may be reconsidering the purchase price when they get the major service bill. The seller may be somewhat unhappy, but did just fine. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H.) Steve Ahlgrim wrote his first story for SCM in 2002, and he’s been our Ferrari Guy for years. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $400,000 1992 Ferrari 512 TR $300,000 $282,593 $242,637 $200,000 $100,000 $0 $214,500 This sale: $120,385 $179,200 $357,500 1994 Ferrari 512 TR coupe Lot 142, s/n ZFFLM40A8R0097271 Condition 1- Not sold at $210,000 The Finest, Hershey, PA, 6/11/16 SCM# 6800086 Details Years produced: 1991–94 Number produced: 2,261 Original list price: $195,600 Major service cost: $10,000–$15,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $143,000 Chassis # location: Rear upper frame right side Engine # location: In flat top area of engine above cylinder #6 Distributor caps: $575 Clubs: Ferrari Club of America; Ferrari Owner’s Club Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org, www.ferrariownersclub.org Alternatives: 1988 Lamborghini Countach, 1992 Bugatti EB110, 1993 Porsche C2 Turbo SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1992 Ferrari 512 TR coupe Lot 220, s/n ZFFLG40A4N0093221 Condition 1Sold at $173,600 RM Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, CA, 12/8/18 SCM# 6887646 1993 Ferrari 512 TR coupe Lot 901, s/n ZFFLG40A1P0096404 Condition 2- Not sold at $135,000 Leake, Tulsa, OK, 6/9/17 SCM# 6839130 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 75


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English Profile Courtesy of H&H 1957 AC Ace Bristol It doesn’t have its original engine, but it’s a real-deal Ace Bristol and eligible for lots of events by Paul Hardiman Chassis number: BEX349 SCM Condition for this car: 2- SCM Analysis This car, Lot 99, sold for $280,951 (£223,167), including buyer’s premium, at H&H’s Imperial War Museum, Duxford, U.K., auction on June 19, 2019. Aces came in three flavors: The first, from 1953, got power from AC’s own 1,991-cc, OHC straight 6 — an ancient unit with cam drive at the back of the block, devised at the end of World War I. These have AE chassis numbers — or AEX for export — are usually left-hand drive, and 229 were made. From 1956, the ACE got the more powerful Bristol engine — a cross- pushrod 1,971-cc 6-cylinder with clever Hemi combustion chambers, itself copied from a pre-war BMW unit. These cars carry chassis numbers BE and BEX, and 466 were built. The final version, from 1961 on, had the 2.6-liter (2,553-cc) Ford pushrod 6-cylinder with up to 170 bhp and a sleeker snout — and a smaller grille. This car was the precursor to the styling of the Shelby Cobra. Only 37 of these were made, with numbers prefixed RS. A total of 732 of all types were built. Prices ascend with develop- ment, the ACs being the cheapest and the Bristols and Fords collecting the most money. Many AC Aces were cross-pollinated, modified or even made into Cobras. A long, interesting history The chassis number tells us that our subject car was originally a Bristol-engined export car. A notice at the auction pointed out that the AC Owners’ Club says the car was originally left-hand drive, even though it was the only Ace exported to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, which is a right-hand-drive market that drives on the left — as God intended. 76 Sports Car Market According to the auction catalog, BEX349 left Thames Ditton on September 17, 1957, bound for Peter & Co., an import/export business and coal supplier to the shipping industry. It’s possible, though unconfirmed, that it was one of the five AC Ace Bristols that ran in the Venezuelan Sports Car Grand Prix on November 3, 1957. Either way, our subject Ace didn’t stay in the Caribbean long, as it was soon in the U.S. The original engine 687D was lost at some point, and it now runs a BS1 Mk3 numbered 140, said to be from a racing Cooper Bristol. The sale-room notice explained that evidence had come to light that it may have been fitted with a Ford V6 (although surely a V8 sounds more likely) while in the U.S.


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Lots of mods Repatriated to the U.K. in 1989, the car appears to be what it says it is, and the door hinges are still stamped with the chassis number. Engine swaps are not unusual, and what’s more important is that the car wears the correct type, which this one does — visually, at least. Aces originally used the 100 D2 unit. Other than that, the car has had quite a history, having been converted to right-hand drive at some point. Various details point to earlier competition use, such as an additional steering-box brace, sleeving over the chassis tube under the exhaust headers, and there are holes for mounting a windscreen. It now has the appropriate add-ons for competition such as electrical cutouts, extinguisher and underbonnet catch tanks. Restored on its return to the U.K. (presumably when it became RHD), it ran in three Ecurie Ecosse Highland Tours, three RAC Norwich Union Rallies, the 1991 Tuscany Historic Tour and the 1993 RAC NürburgringSpa Historic Rally. It was sold at Sotheby’s July 15, 1996, auction at the The car has had quite a history, having been converted to right-hand drive at some point. Various details point to earlier competition use, such as an additional steering-box brace, sleeving over the chassis tube under the exhaust headers, and there are holes for mounting a windscreen. Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, and in this ownership color-changed back to its original red, after which it continued to run in road, rally and touring events over the next 20 years. The engine was rebuilt in 1999 and now wears a mod- ern spin-off oil filter. The 12,673 miles recorded might well be since restoration. Well sold, but…. It sold well, though hammered slightly behind the lower estimate, which is normal at Euro auctions these Details Years produced: 1953–63 Number produced: 732 (all types) Original list price: $4,495 Current SCM Median Valuation: $342,000 days because the catalog generally lags behind the market. That’s mostly down to owners having an inflated idea of their cars’ worth and expecting too much, while auction houses don’t want to argue too hard and potentially lose their business. I’d say a lower estimate of £220k ($272,247) for a Bristol Ace without its original engine was right — about two years ago. This sale contrasts with a recently restored, near per- fect and technically more desirable 1955 Ace, originally with AC power but retrofitted in 1962 with a Ruddspeed 2.6 Ford and disc brakes that sold at Goodwood on July 5, a couple of weeks later than this car. This car was let go for an unspecified-but-low price, believed to be around $195,000. Why? Maybe nobody was in the market for a mongrel at Goodwood when all eyes were on the ex-Mansell Williams FW14B. Our subject car has drum brakes, so it is eligible for more historic racing events than a later, disc-braked example. The Mille Miglia Storica, Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Revival fall within our subject car’s remit, so competition eligibility — and proven finishes — likely made the difference here. The 1955 car at Goodwood could be put back to original, but it wouldn’t be as competitive as a Bristol-engined car — and is a much nicer prospect on the road with Ford power and discs. Horses for courses... ♦ Paul Hardiman, an SCM writer for the past 12 years, is SCM’s go-to guy for British and European auctions. He also writes many car profiles. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $600,000 1957 AC Ace Bristol $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 October 2019 $341,000 $339,431 $495,000 $451,000 This sale: $280,951 1959 AC Ace Bristol roadster Lot 65, s/n BEX1099 Condition 2Sold at $242,00 2014 2015 2016 2017 N/A 2018 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/20/17 SCM# 6813155 77 1957 AC Ace Bristol roadster Lot 40, s/n BEX385, Condition 2+ Not sold at $240,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/19 SCM# 6891029 Chassis # location: On plate under hood on left footwell bin, last three digits repeated on door and trunk hinges Engine # location: Plate on rocker cover; stamped in engine casting Distributor cap: $27.75 (£22.20) Tune-up cost: $200 Club: AC Owners’ Club Web: www.acownersclub.co.uk Alternatives: 1948–53 Ferrari 166/195/212 Barchetta, 1953–55 Maserati A6GCS/54/2000, 1962–63 AC Cobra Mk 1 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1956 AC Ace Bristol roadster Lot 265, s/n BEX223 Condition 1 Sold at $401,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/19 SCM# 6897574


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Etceterini & Friends Profile Courtesy of Bonhams 1952 Gordini Type 15S This is not a pretty car, but its rich history and eligibility for many events make it very desirable by Donald Osborne Chassis number: 018 Former chassis number: 04GC SCM Condition for this car: 2- L ike many Gordini barquette sports-racers, chassis number 018 is a former single-seater, one of the five Type 11 chassis built in 1946 and 1947. On July 18, 1947, at the Reims ACF Grand Prix, 04GC was driven by the future quintuple Formula One World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. For the beginning of the 1952 season, Gordini 04GC, fitted with a Type-18 twin-cam engine, was leased to Prince Bira. It was totally disassembled in Gordini’s premises in Paris. All the Type-15S-specific parts were welded onto the chassis, and a new purpose-built barquette (spider) body fitted. This chassis was then renumbered as 18, received the Type 18 engine (number 21) and was registered as 4098-BH-75 on June 12, 1952, ready to start a new life. There are only two Gordini “Sports” left in France in private collections. Gordini 18S is the only 4-cylinder barquette available for sale; the other is the property of the Schlumpf Collection/Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 26, sold for $785,220 (€690,000 €1=$1.12), including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Chantilly, France, sale on June 30, 2019. As Karl Abarth became Carlo Abarth when he moved to Italy and found fame as a tuner and constructor, so did Emilia-Romagna-born Amedeo Gordini become Amédée Gordini when he moved to France and found equal renown in the world of competition and tuned road cars. Le Sorcier — the Sorcerer — had his “magic” way with the cars of Simca, the French associate of Fiat, in the same way Siata and Abarth 78 Sports Car Market would for Fiat in Italy. Gordini was so successful that he became frustrated with Simca’s lack of support and enthusiasm for his work. As a tuner par excellence and a constructor in his own right, he would later make his biggest mark due to his long and successful association with Renault. Although the “boldface names” part of this car’s competition history came in its early configuration as a single-seater, after being converted to its current “barquette” two-seat body in 1952, it did have a number of moments in the sun at Reims, in the Dundrod Tourist Trophy and Le Mans — not to mention the New York Auto Show on the stand of Luigi Chinetti, where it remained unsold and returned to Europe. There it resumed its racing career, which finally ended in 1963 with an Irish hillclimb.


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Well documented As presented at the auction, our subject Gordini ap- peared not to have been used in road events since the early 2000s. Images of the engine compartment showed evidence of storage and deferred maintenance. The question for cars of this sort can revolve around a complicated history — in this case, completely known but involving changes of engines and bodies. For me as an historian, it’s not a bother at all, but rather an interesting and attractive attribute. Race cars were meant to be used, and to encounter one with such a story — documented from its birth until today — makes it, for me, an object of great desire. Then all that remains is to find out who exactly might be interested in a car such as this and why. There must have been a reason it was the catalog cover car — of course, its French Blue paint helped, but doesn’t explain it all. Eligible for all the best events It has been noted in many places by many people that the prime driver in the collector-car market today is experiential ownership. Simply put, what can I do with my car, where will it take me and whom will I meet there? A car such as this Gordini answers those questions clearly and powerfully. It can be used in any of the leading vintage races, tours and rallies around the world. This car is not in what many would consider international concours d’elegance cosmetic condition. It has been prepared, maintained and properly used as a driving-event car. However, it could easily be prepared for concours if the owner desired. Largely absent among the attributes of value it pos- sesses is that of beauty. Functional and delightfully quirky in the way only small French and Italian race cars can be, its design is brave in its combination of elements. But looks are of little importance when you have the opportunity to connect with history in this way. The natural habitats of this Gordini are the paddock, circuit or the tree-lined country roads or hillclimbs it lived in nearly 70 years ago. The catalog noted that the car has a guaranteed entry for the 2020 Tour Auto and Le Mans Classic, which in today’s market can add a considerable margin over another car not so blessed. Back on the road soon The car was sold to a European private collector and is doubtless going to be seen in vivid action soon. The price paid was not inconsequential for a car in this condition, but rarity, historical richness and great usability more than justify the number. Using a car connected with names such as Jean- Pierre Wimille, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jean Behra, B. Bira and Luigi Chinetti is sure to have a value to a true enthusiast. Appropriately bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Donald Osborne is a world-renowned collector-car ap- praiser and consultant. His “Assess and Caress” segments appear on “Jay Leno’s Garage.” He has written for SCM for 23 years. 1954 OSCA MT4 1500 roadster Lot 168, s/n 1142 Condition 3+ Not sold at $831,870 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/8/17 SCM# 6817242 Details Years produced: 1946–47 Number produced: Four Original list price: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: $785,000 Chassis number location: Tag on firewall, on plate welded to left front chassis tube Alternatives: 1952 OSCA MT4, 1954 Abarth 207A, 1952 Stanguellini 1100 Sport, 1952 Siata 300BC SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1952 Siata 300BC Sports Spider Lot 312, s/n ST403BC Condition 1 Sold at $330,000 The Finest, Hershey, PA, 6/11/16 SCM# 6800080 1955 Abarth 207A roadster Lot 56, s/n 11 Condition 2 Not sold at $61,521 Barrett-Jackson/Coys, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/17/02 SCM# 28362 It has been noted by many people that the prime driver in the collector-car market today is experiential ownership. Simply put, what can I do with my car, where will it take me and whom will I meet there? A car such as this Gordini answers those questions clearly and powerfully. It can be used in any of the leading vintage races, tours and rallies around the world. October 2019 79


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The Cumberford Perspective Robert Cumberford A Frugal, Fantastic Legacy The legendary Amédée Gordini got a lot of race car out of a tiny budget 2 3 4 W hile wandering through the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris many years ago, I was struck by a particularly elaborate marble monument. Imagine my surprise when I read the legend and found it to be the last resting place of Amédée Gordini, “Le Sorcier” (The Wizard), whose relatively few racing cars created a reputation that lives on long after the wily tuner and racer left this world. His Gordini-Simca cars were, like the early Cisitalias, simply Fiat 1100 hot rods, Simca being a Fiat licensee building badge-engineered Italian cars in France. The contrast between his lavish tomb and lifelong tales of his company being woefully impoverished are amusing after the fact. In truth, Gordini did accomplish a lot with little. His reputation helped him acquire the relationship with Renault, his name — if not always his expertise — applied to performance models — which no doubt helped fund that impressive marble construct. With Jean Behra and a startling list of other greats, including Juan Manuel Fangio and Raymond Sommer, at the wheel, Gordini cars enlivened early post-war racing with amazing speed and distressing fragility. They were reputed to be outstanding with respect to road holding and steering. Of all the fascinating small-volume cars ever built, a real 1950s Gordini is certainly the one that I’d most like to drive. ♦ 80 1 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 According to the regula- tions of the time, a fender had to cover the tire down to the wheel centerline at the rear and a 120-degree arc from there forward. This doesn’t. Who cares? 2 Talk about engineering economy. Colin Chapman tried to make each part do several jobs, but Gordini beat him to it with this rear-view mirror on the windshield post. 3 The air intake is really small but apparently did the job. Bars overlapping the frame are interesting, and the question of why one is missing is intriguing. Purposeful, or did it fall off? 4 The bland roundness of the fender form is made interesting by the nearperfect profile. 8 7 11 5 The excellent graphic composition of the front end with its six round lamps is amusingly punctuated by the central round hole for a hand crank — the British “starting handle.” 6 The body skin stops at about the height of the wheel centerlines, giving the visual impression of good aerodynamic penetration (false) and lightness (true). REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Somehow, using the headlamps as front bumpers doesn’t seem quite so foolish when we see the resulting profile. 8 The sagging line of the upper door profile does the overall shape no favors, as it interrupts the front-to-rear highlight line. 9 A prescient detail is this vertical flat band above the wheel opening. Today, probably 80% to 90% of all cars and light trucks have such a frame for the wheels, with surfaces flowing to meet them — as seen here with the single-blob rear body shape. 10 Notice that the external fuel filler is inset into a panel separate from the body skin, making it easy to remove the entire rear body without disturbing the filler neck beneath. 11 The six round rear lamps, two tiny ones for the license plate, repeat the theme of the front end — totally without the visual interest of the latter. 12 There is an awful lot of “stuff” hanging below the shaped body — all of it a source of drag — and some of it contributing to vulnerability. 9 10 INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) If last month’s Ferrari 500 had a pared-to-the-minimum interior, this cockpit is pared to well below the minimum — quite deliberately. Amédée Gordini loved to boast of what his cars could do despite the feeble budgets he worked with. Something like the phrase “See, we can’t afford a special steering wheel, we just make do with a standard part” was a constant litany with Gordini. He really and truly didn’t care about appearance. This full-width body was simply intended to cheat the wind better than the cyclefendered cigar shape typical of the time. The instruments are not ergonomically placed, and if bare floors saved weight, they’d be slippery without a friction surface for the driver’s heels in case of rain or an oil leak. een here don’t m right, but they’re inals. 12 Sports Car Market


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German Profile Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo The market for 930 cars boomed — and then busted. What’s next? by Prescott Kelly Chassis number: 9308800402 SCM Condition for this car: 2 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 672, sold for $81,400 including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction in Uncasville, CT, on June 29, 2019. Supercharging and turbocharging go way back Crankshaft-driven supercharging and exhaust-driven turbocharg- ing go back to the early 1900s. These power-increasing measures were predominantly used on race cars, luxury cars, airplanes, or big equipment for 50 years, until General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Corvair Monza and the Oldsmobile Jetfire in the early 1960s. In the early 1970s, former Porsche-BMW-Ferrari engineer Michael May sold over 4,000 turbocharger kits for 2.3-liter V6 Capris, producing an increase from 108 to 180 horsepower DIN. BMW introduced the 2002 Turbo in late 1973, but in a run of just 1,672 cars. High costs and emissions laws killed that car. Porsche had experience with supercharging dating from the Auto- Union “Silver Arrow” race cars in the 1930s. Three decades later, in 1969, Porsche built a 2.0-liter turbocharged 911 engine — but shelved it. Later, Porsche bought a Michael May Capri kit and was unimpressed. Then in 1972, new Porsche President Ernst Fuhrmann — father of the 1950s–1960s 4-cam, 4-cylinder high-performance engines — had a 2.7-liter turbo engine built for his personal 911. That car gave direct birth to the 930, shown with a dummy wood engine at the October 1973 Frankfurt Auto Show. A fully operational example followed for the Paris Auto Show in October 1974. The 930 was not a track-ready performance car The Porsche 930 was launched in 1975 in Europe and 1976 in North America. 82 Sports Car Market Porsche management decreed that the 930 would be a fully loaded luxury car with a price to match. It came standard with air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, power windows, and — in North America — full leather. The car weighed 300 pounds more than a 911, 70 pounds of that in the engine. It was 80% more expensive at $25,880 for the Turbo vs. $13,845 for the 911. The 930 looked the part, with muscular fender flares over wider wheels and a “whale tail” rear lid. The 2,994-cc engine added 50 more horsepower than Porsche 911s ever had, at 260 in Europe and 234 in North America. The gearbox was a beefed-up 4-speed built from the Type 915 5-speed. Good performance numbers Compared to the 911S, the Turbo was 2.5 seconds faster in the 0–60 mph test, at 4.9 seconds. The Turbo was 2.3 seconds faster in the quarter mile, at 13.5 seconds, and 18 mph faster on the top end, at 156 mph. Those numbers attracted road-going speed enthusiasts, even though


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the 930 was not suited to track use. The early 930 had extreme oversteering characteristics. For the 1978 model, Porsche did a mild redesign. They increased engine displacement to 3,299 cc, bumped the compression ratio from 6.5 to 7.0 (unboosted), and added an intercooler to get a denser air charge for the turbocharger. Boost remained at 0.8 bar. Horsepower went up to 265 in North America and 300 everywhere else. Wheels already had been increased in size to 16-inch diameter with seven-inch and eight-inch widths in 1977. Discontinued after 1979 ... That second-generation Turbo lasted through the 1979 model year in North America. More-stringent emissions laws slammed the cars and ended imports. In the void, used-car dealers and brokers imported gray-market cars and modified them to meet U.S. laws. Of course, franchised Porsche dealers were unhappy about the lost sales. Soon after American Peter Schutz became President of Porsche, he ordered the return of the Turbo to North America. Those 1986 Turbos carried catalytic converters and yielded 282 horsepower. The reopened North American market led to a doubling of Turbo sales. One last improvement to the Turbo came in 1989, when the G50 5-speed gearbox was adapted to the 930. After 1989, the Turbo disappeared again — but just for a As a rule, 1975–76 cars and 1979 cars have always had higher values. The first $40,000-plus car was in 2008. From 2011 to ’13, prices in the $20ks, $30ks and $40ks predominated — with a high-water mark at $53,000 in 2012, excepting only the Steve McQueen 1976 Turbo. year — to return as a much different car, the 964 Turbo. The 4-wheel-drive 993 Turbo then replaced the 964. There has been a Porsche Turbo model ever since. Up-and-down price history If you were to review the 1975–79 930s in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database, 169 cars strong, you’d see that prices between 1991 and 2005 were often under $20,000, with only exceptional examples over $30,000. As a rule, 1975–76 cars and 1979 cars have always had higher values. The first $40,000-plus car was in 2008. From 2011 to ’13, prices in the $20ks, $30ks and $40ks predominated — with a high-water mark at $53,000 in 2012, excepting only the Steve McQueen 1976 Turbo. The Artcurial sale at Le Mans on July 5, 2014, had what was likely the first public sale of a Turbo over $100,000. The first car to break $100,000 in the U.S. was probably at Mecum’s Kissimmee January 2015 sale, a 1978 edition that brought $140,400. The “King of Cool” had a 930 At Monterey in August 2008, Gooding & Co. sold Steve McQueen’s special-order Slate Gray 1976 930 for a then-whopping $137,500. That sale generated noise, but afterwards, the market smoothly returned to normal. In August of 2015, Mecum’s Monterey auction brought back the McQueen 930. It sold for $2,145,000, with some of the proceeds going to charity. As an SCM wag commented at the time, that seemed about right: $145,000 for the car and $2,000,000 for McQueen’s sweat. Between those two October 2019 sales, a McQueen Rolex watch, motorcycle, driver’s suit, and his Slate Gray 911S coupe from the movie “Le Mans” had helped build the McQueen collectible brand. This time, the market reset The very next day, a mostly original 1979 930 sold for $302,500 at Gooding’s Pebble Beach Auction. It was painted Light Blue Metallic over a blue leather interior with just 11,000 miles — and a couple of meaningful concours trophies to its credit. That 2015 Monterey Car Week saw three additional sales at $187,000, $220,000, and $253,000. In June 2016, Russo and Steele’s Newport Beach auc- tion had a PTS Pearl Yellow Gold 1979 Turbo sell for $216,000. At Monterey in 2016, Mecum sold a 1979 model for $396,000; RM Sotheby’s pulled $275,000 for a 1977 930, and Gooding got $258,500 for a 1976 example. And that one-year run in 2016 was it for über-priced 930s. For 2017–18, sales were all between $77,000 and $154,000, excepting only two: Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in October 2017 had a restored 1976 Turbo in attractive Sienna Metallic (think copper) sell for $228,872. Then Mecum sold a former Walter Payton-owned 1979 Turbo for $324,500 — not McQueen-like, but a meaningful celebrity premium. Our Barrett-Jackson 1978 Turbo Our subject 930 was Guards Red, probably repainted, with unspecified mileage, so it was not low because B-J usually mentions mileages below 50,000 or 60,000 in their catalog write-ups. The car sold for $81,400, which is in the higher end of the range for driver-quality cars. A rare desirable paint color, very low miles, or high originality will all help to get prices over $100,000 today — even over $150,000. But the days of 1975–79 930s selling for $200,000 to $300,000 are probably gone for a while — perhaps a long while. ♦ Prescott Kelly is SCM’s resident Porsche guru. He’s been with us since October 2010, and we can’t imagine exploring the World of Porsche without his guidance. $400,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $396,000 $324,500 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo 2014 2015 $315,008 $302,500 $231,000 This sale: $81,400 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe Lot 126, s/n 9307700268 Condition 3 Sold at $187,600 RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., 9/7/16 SCM# 6804504 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe Lot 248, s/n 9306800412 Condition 2 Not sold at $151,643 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 10/20/17 SCM# 6852456 Details Years produced: 1975–79 (930 generations 1 and 2) Number produced: 1978, 1,287; all 930s 1975–89, 20,685 Original list price: 1978, $36,700 Current SCM Median Valuation: $94,500 Tune-up cost: $2,750, including valve adjustment Chassis # location: Label on driver’s B-pillar; tag inside windshield; center of panel above gas tank Engine # location: Fan support upright, passenger’s side Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1978–83 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-liter, 1978–82 Porsche 928, 1983–85 Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe Lot 50, s/n 9307800567 Condition 2 Sold at $104,500 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/18 SCM# 6863753 2016 2017 2018 83


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American Profile Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible This wonderful car came at a bargain price, but further value growth is unlikely anytime soon by Carl Bomstead Chassis number: 16740046 SCM Condition for this car: 1- T 84 his professionally restored, two-owner 1953 Buick Skylark is powered by its matching-numbers Nailhead 322-ci V8 engine and Twin Turbine Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission. It is the sixth of 1,690 Skylarks produced in 1953. The restoration was completed in 2012 and the car has been fastidi- ously cared for since. It is finished in its original Matador Red color with a white power convertible top. The interior is finished in two-tone burgundy and white. This Skylark features a Continental kit, power steering and win- dows, a Selectronic AM radio and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels wrapped in wide whitewall tires. It includes complete restoration receipts. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 653, sold for $77,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale held June 26–29 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Harley Earl became the head of General Motors’ newly established “Art and Colour” department in 1927 — and he forever altered the design of American automobiles. Design, once the purview of the engineers, was now based on meld- ing the art world into automotive production. Earl’s redesign of the staid Pontiac doubled sales and saved the troubled marque — that is, until it met its ultimate demise several decades later. Earl designed the first concept car developed by a major manufac- Sports Car Market turer, the Buick Y-Job, in 1938, and it received wide exposure as his personal transportation. Its futuristic design featured many advanced innovations that were integrated into later production models. The 1950s were an era when automotive executives had unparalleled power and authority. They were unencumbered with committees and endless oversight. So when Charles Chayne, Buick’s Chief Engineer and future GM


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Chief Engineer, had an inspiration for a concept car that would be as fresh as Harley Earl’s Y-Job, he developed the Buick XP-300. Chayne was no stranger to exotic automo- biles, as he once owned one of the massive Bugatti Type 41 Royales. The exciting XP-300 served as the basis for a sportier Buick, with the resulting prototype introduced at the 1952 Motorama in New York City. Enter the Skylark The Buick Skylark, part of a trio of Motorama dream cars, was introduced the following year — as concept cars that the public could actually acquire. The Oldsmobile Fiesta 98 and the Cadillac 62 Series Eldorado joined the Buick Skylark, and the public lusted over their futuristic features and designs. The Skylark offered an overhead-valve V8 and a 12-volt system, firsts for Buick. It was lacking the traditional VentiPorts or portholes, maintaining clean, uninterrupted lines. Skylarks had every conceivable accessory as stan- dard equipment, including the new Selectronic radio with a foot-controlled knob for changing stations. Only 1,690 were produced, and at a price tag of $5,000, they were out of the reach of most buyers. However, as intended, the exciting Skylark brought curious shoppers into Buick showrooms — where they could select a car that was more appropriate to their needs. A spectacularly expensive car The Skylark required a great deal of custom work, as the fenders, outer door panels and portions of the top required special stampings. The inner door panels, from the Buick Roadmaster, The Buick Skylark, unfortunately, has followed the general malaise of most of the 1950s American cars. ... The vast majority of the Skylarks produced avoided the crusher, so there are plenty to choose from. were cut in half and welded back together to create the distinctive door dip. The windshield, side windows and top were lowered three inches. A long, sweeping spear gave the illusion of length, and the cutout wheel openings created the appearance of a lower silhouette. The inner fenders were painted either white or red. The result was spectacular. The Skylark was an expensive car to manufacture and is an expensive car to restore today. The plating bill for the massive “buck-tooth” grille will make you question the entire project, and replacing the narrow-pleated leather seating is a costly project. The handwork required a great deal of lead — es- pecially behind the doors — and finding qualified craftsmen today is difficult. It is not unheard of to spend $200,000 or more in a quality restoration. A great car in a falling market The Buick Skylark, unfortunately, has followed the general malaise of most of the 1950s American cars. RM Auctions, at their 2007 sale of the McMullen Collection, sold an exceptional example for $495,000. October 2019 A well-restored Skylark sold at $383,400 at BarrettJackson’s March 2006 Palm Beach sale. Since then it has been all downhill. The vast majority of the Skylarks produced avoided the crusher, so there are plenty to choose from. In fact, the SCM Platinum Auction Database lists more than two dozen transactions since January 2018. It is not difficult to find comparable sales, but it is difficult to interpret the information. Early in 2018, several Skylarks sold for six figures, but of late they have struggled to come close. Every now and then they show signs of life — but quickly return to the doldrums. They are wonderful cars, so why are they languishing? Betwixt and between One thought is that Skylarks are in the cusp between being a car that was lusted after in one’s youth and an iconic collectible. It is a transition that many Brass Era cars and Full Classics have experienced. The Skylark offered by Barrett-Jackson appeared to have been well restored and properly cared for. It was an absolute bargain, but will it see future appreciation? Not anytime soon. I have often stated that the Skylark’s resurgence is about to happen, but based on recent sales, I feel that the high five figures is the new norm and will be so for the foreseeable future. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett- Jackson.) Carl Bomstead wrote his first story for SCM in February 1997, and his words have appeared in EVERY issue since then. His “eWatch” column prompts some SCMers to read the magazine back to front. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $187,000 $176,000 $150,000 $137,500 $100,000 This sale: $77,000 $50,000 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible $0 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 85 $165,000 $176,000 1953 Buick Skylark convertible Lot 697S, s/n 16839256 Condition 1 Sold at $110,000 Saratoga Auto Auction, Saratoga Springs, NY, 9/21/18 SCM# 6878950 1953 Buick Skylark convertible Lot 703, s/n 16828663 Condition 2 Sold at $121,000 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/11/19 SCM# 6899785 Details Years produced: 1953–54 Number produced: 1,690 (in 1953) Original list price: $5,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $100,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Chassis # location: On hinge pillar post and dash under hood Engine # location: On crankcase and cylinder block Club: ’53–’54 Buick Skylark Club More: www.skylarkclub.org Alternatives: 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta, 1954 Buick Skylark, 1953 Packard Caribbean SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1953 Buick Skylark convertible Lot 3080, s/n 16823193 Condition 2 Sold at $69,300 RM Auctions, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/29/19 SCM# 6897951


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Race Car Profile Courtesy of Bonhams 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B Formula One The car that introduced computer-controlled suspensions to F1 brings huge money at Goodwood by Thor Thorson Chassis number: FW1408 Engine number: 240 SCM Condition for this car: 2+ SCM Analysis This car, Lot 345, sold for $3,392,949, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 5, 2019. The Williams-Renault FW14B of 1992 and its successor, the 1993 FW15C, are arguably the most complex, technologically sophisticated Formula One cars of the 20th century. After humble beginnings, Frank Williams’ team blossomed in the late ’70s. He quickly developed an organization that defined the elite of the era, winning nine Constructor’s Championships between 1980 and 1997. He did this by assembling a group of designers, engineers and technicians who relentlessly pushed the limits of whatever technology constituted the current “unfair advantage.” This team created cars that somehow transcended the state of the art as defined by the competition. Interestingly, Williams came up with few real innovations — that seemed to be Lotus’ specialty — but once they arrived, Williams incorporated and optimized them to create winning racers. The impact of ground effects Williams’ technical prowess really emerged in the era of what we call ground-effects cars. Lotus had pioneered the concept of using expanding volume tunnels under a car to create vacuum — and thus downforce — as the speed increased, but Williams came up with their FW07 that simply did the job so much better that it dominated the competition. The whole concept proved to be extremely dangerous because downforce was dependent on maintaining the vacuum in the tunnels, and 86 Sports Car Market drivers couldn’t know if they could go through a corner at 120 mph depending on tunnel downforce or at 90 mph without them working. After a series of horrific crashes, ground effects were banned in 1983, replaced by the flat-bottom requirement that continues to the present. The importance of downforce wasn’t diminished by the advent of flat bottoms — it simply moved to the top of the car. Engine development masked this for a while. The turbo era had dawned, and with 800 horsepower to well over 1,000 horsepower available, the power to drag huge wings around the track compensated for the loss of ground effects. Welcome back, aerodynamics That much power created its own problems, and the turbo era ended in 1989, when the engine rule changed to require 3.5-liter normally aspirated V8s and V10s. The consequent loss of power from roughly


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1,100 hp to 650 hp required serious reconsideration of the aerodynamics of the cars. Subtlety became essential, and every piece of bodywork exposed to airflow had to be optimized for downforce at minimal drag. 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp to 650 hp required serious reconsideration of the aerodynamics of the cars. Subtlety became essential, and every piece of bo 0 hp to 650 hp required serious reconsideration of the aerodynamics of the cars. Subtlety became essential, and every piece of bodywork exposed to airflow had to be optimized for downforce at minimal drag. sion sion adapted, after which it stuck like glue. Understandably, this could be disconcerting for a driver, but Nigel Mansell and teammate Riccardo Patrese learned to trust what it could do. And, Lord, was it effective! October 2019 Domination At Silverstone, Mansell qualified two seconds faster than Patrese, who was 0.8 seconds faster than Ayrton Senna in a McLaren. Mansell sealed the Championship 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp 1,100 hp to 650 hp required serious reconsideration of the aerodynamics of the cars. Subtlety became essential, and every piece of bodywork exposed to ai o 650 hp required serious reconsideration of the aerodynamics of the cars. Subtlety became essential, and every piece of bodywork exposed to airflow had to be optimized for downforce at minimal drag. sion adapted, after which it stuck like glue. Understandably, this could be disconcerting for a driver, but Nigel Mansell and teammate Riccardo Patrese learned to trust what it could do. And, Lord, was it effective! October 2019 Domination At Silverstone, Mansell qualified two seconds faster than Patrese, who was 0.8 seconds faster than Ayrton Senna in a McLaren. Mansell sealed the Championship automobile automobile investors around, so very smart people think it was fairly bought. I will have to concur. ♦ Thor Thorson wrote his first SCM story in 2003. He’s been our resident race-car expert ever since. 1995 Ferrari 412 T2 Formula One Lot 308, s/n 163 Condition 1- Not sold at $619,000 RM Auctions, Ferrari Leggenda e Passione, Maranello, Italy, 5/18/08 SCM# 116727 87 1992 Benetton B192 Formula One Lot 153, s/n B19201 Condition 2 Sold at $972,601 RM Sotheby’s, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/12/18 SCM# 6869871 Details Years produced: 1992 Number produced: Six Original list price: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: $1.9 million Chassis # location: Side of driver’s compartment Engine # location: Unknown Club: Williams Heritage Web: www.williamsf1.com/heritage Alternatives: 1992 Ferrari F92A, 1992 Benetton B192, 1992 Ligier-Renault RS3B SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1996 Ferrari F310 Formula One Lot 335, s/n 166 Condition 1- Not sold at $851,125 RM Auctions, Ferrari Leggenda e Passione, Maranello, Italy, 5/18/08 SCM# 116792


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Next Gen Philip Richter Cars From 1985 to 2005 That Are the Next Wave of Collectibles Tight, Nimble and Rising Fast The BMW E46 is a driver’s car, but Next Gen buyers are turning it into a collector’s car B MW enthusiasts agree that the first-generation E30 M3 is the undisputed pinnacle of all M cars. But most will also tell you that the E46 is the best post-E30 M3 ever built. The E46 has strong traces of the analog E30 DNA — it’s a tight and nimble driver’s car without unnecessary extras. The E46 represents the third generation of the M3 and was produced between 2001 and 2006. The car was available in both coupe and convertible form. Recently, the collector market has gravitated towards the late-produc- tion, three-pedal coupe because it represents the purest M3 experience. The E46 has a powerful 3.2-liter S54B32 6-cylinder engine that produces 333 horsepower. The high-revving motor has an 8,000-rpm redline. The M3 was available with a three-pedal 6-speed manual or a two-pedal 6-speed SMG (sequential manual transmission). The interior and exterior are modern — yet maintain all the tra- ditional lines and curves of a classic, pre-Chris Bangle BMW. The E46 M3 is differentiated from a standard 3-Series by its “powerdome” bump in the hood, flared fenders with chrome gills, more-aggressive side mirrors, and a subtle rear lip spoiler. Stylistically and technologically, the E46 is a well-proportioned modern car with plenty of usable power at any speed. BMW produced 85,000 E46 M3s globally, yet finding investment- grade examples is not easy. These cars were just too much fun to save. Recent auction results reveal that 6-speed E46 M3 coupes are a hot (and rising) commodity. Convertible M3s remain a relative bargain. The E46 is emerging as one of the greatest M3s since the iconic E30. A look through SCM’s Platinum Auction Database shows a wide range in recent sale prices — from $15k all the way to $47k. Yes, the cheaper cars are pretty clapped out. In this market, you get what you pay for! Because of the incredible driving experience, some BMW enthusi- asts argue that the E46 is the best M car money can buy. It is an ideal blend of analog and digital — and the power-to-weight ratio is near perfection. Its timeless styling is classic BMW, yet the car still looks current. Expect quality examples to continue to climb in value. ♦ 88 Sports Car Market


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Next Gen Profile Courtesy of Leake Auction Company 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R These cars continue to climb in value — even though there are ever-increasing numbers of them on the market by Nick Jaynes Chassis number: BNR017447 SCM Condition for this car: 2 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 752, sold for $30,800, including buyer’s premium, at Leake’s Tulsa, OK, auction on June 8, 2019. I just turned 34, and nothing makes me feel older and more curmud- geonly than thinking about a Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R. I hate that hooligan boy-racers have all but ruined the R32 for me. From what I can tell, the R32 GT-R is a car I should actually love. That’s because it’s pretty dang dorky. If the rear windshield wiper alone didn’t give it immediately away, the R32 was obviously designed by Japanese nerds. And there’s nothing I love more than nerdy cars. Unconvinced the R32 has nerd credentials? Let’s break down its components. It’s a Nerdfest! The R32’s nose looks like it was cribbed from the Saab 9000, which is probably the king of dorkmobiles. It looks tame and not menacing or exotic, flying in the face of its “Godzilla” moniker — a decidedly nerdy nickname in and of itself. Although it’s a reasonably priced compact sports car — fairly nice- looking examples can be had below $30,000, as we’ll discuss later down — it has 4-wheel drive AND 4-wheel steering. I believe if you look in the dictionary under “over-engineered,” both those systems are cited. The staid styling of the exterior continues into the cabin. The R32’s interior has no special adornments. It’s a hard-plastic shrine to driving — but in a good way. And let’s not forget that heavenly, but arguably superfluous, rear wiper. Drool. 90 Sports Car Market Lots of ponies A non-nerdy sports car would be powered by a monstrous V8 or maybe even a prodigious V12 thrumming under its hood. Everyone agrees those are sexy engines; songs are written about them — songs for beautiful people to have sex to. However, the R32 is driven by Nissan’s RB26DETT twin-turbo- charged 2.6-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. And nobody is writing songs about small-displacement inline 6s. Furthermore, Nissan officially rated the R32’s power output at about


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Details Years produced: 1989–94 Number produced: 40,430 Original list price: $31,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $34,000 Chassis # location: Stamped into firewall above engine, also included on blue VIN plate on right-hand side of firewall Engine # location: On block, below oil dipstick tube Club: GT-R Owners Club Web: www.gtroc.org Alternatives: 1993–97 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo; 1984–96 Chevrolet Corvette C4; 1994–97 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 276 horsepower. That figure was furnished during the rumored “gentleman’s agreement” between Japanese automakers, where brands consented to keep their cars under 300 horses. Despite that pact, the R32 has been routinely clocked at 320 horsepower — even 20-yearold, unmodified examples. Nissan pretended that the R32 was less powerful than it really was. If publicly under-rating your halo sport car’s performance figures in order to comply with a gentleman’s agreement is not nerdy, I don’t know what is. A precise rocket So if the R32 GT-R is dorky, what from that era wasn’t? I wager Camaro and Mustang weren’t. At the same time Nissan was painstakingly crafting a I am guessing the reasons it sold for such a modest price were the auction location (who buys a JDM Nissan in Tulsa?) and its questionable previous condition. 4-wheel-drive-and-steer supercar, Chevrolet and Ford were turning out live-axle, rear-drive, V8-powered bare-knuckle brawlers with all the preciseness of the word “thereabouts.” If the GT-R was a sextant, the American Pony cars of the early ’90s were the equivalent of measuring the stars with your bare hands. The Pony cars weren’t exacting or, really, something to be terribly proud of. They weren’t at all nerdy; they were just nasty. Because of that devil-may-care persona, you’d think American boy-racers would prefer Detroit’s cruel duo to some JDM nerd-rocket. But they don’t. They love this car. “Fast and Furious” The big-boy GT-R, though, Godzilla, is the one lauded by boy-racers everywhere, mostly due to its starring role in the blockbuster “Fast and the Furious” franchise. Because of that Paul Walker-inspired Skyline mania, October 2019 examples imported to the U.S. have continued to climb in value — even though there are ever-increasing numbers of them on the market. It’s a supply-and-demand conundrum that economists can someday study. With that economics heads-scratcher in mind, we come to the 1991 Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R that sold in Tulsa, OK, in June for $30,800 — nearly $4,000 below the SCM Pocket Price Guide median. When this R32 was imported to the U.S., it under- went a restoration, including new exterior paint — and suede-and-leather upholstery inside the cabin. It is said to be loaded with NISMO upgrades, too, including a roll cage. I am guessing the reasons it sold for such a modest price were the auction location (who buys a JDM Nissan in Tulsa?) and its questionable previous condition. This R32 shows 131,732 kilometers (81,854 miles) on its odometer. Given its high mileage and large number of modifications, this example was probably ridden hard and put away wet, necessitating the resto job. No matter — if the drivetrain is in good shape and correctly serviced, this one was well bought. It’s not one I’d mark as an awesome investment piece. Rather, if the buyer intends to keep it as a nice-looking R32 to occasionally tear around Tulsa, then it’s a slam-dunk. ♦ Nick Jaynes, a veteran of General Motors and life with an MGB, is quickly becoming one of SCM’s most popular writers. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R $82,500 $86,900 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe Lot 77, s/n 1G1YZ23J8P5800172 Condition 3+ Sold at $21,425 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 6/17/19 SCM# 6906007 $50,600 This sale: $30,800 N/A 2014 N/A 2015 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Spyder Lot 336, s/n JA3AW75K1TY801000 Condition 2 Sold at $30,250 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/11/19 SCM# 6899772 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo coupe Lot 680.1, s/n JT2JA82J5R0011524 Condition 2 Sold at $62,700 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/11/19 SCM# 6899771 2016 2017 2018 91


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Next Gen Market Moment Adam Warner ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 1 This resprayed Group 4 legend rode its fast reputation — and backseat powerplant — to a very good price Sold at $96,488 RM Sotheby’s, Villa Erba, ITA May 25, 2019, Lot 112 Chassis number: VF1822000B0000564 SCM Condition for this car: 3+ T hat old FIA World Rally magic is still potent enough that even cars with obvious problems can attract good money. Such is the case with this 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 1. The background of the Renault R5 is well known, but it’s worth a short review. The R5 Turbo 1 was a homologation special designed for FIA Group 4 rally competition, where it was successful for several years. The car was based on the FWD Renault 5 or “Le Car,” as it was known in the United States. This design moved the driveline to the rear-seat area and powered the rear wheels. The road-going version received a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine rated at 160 horsepower. The R5 Turbo 1 differs a bit from the later Turbo 2. Primarily, sev- eral body panels that are made of aluminum on the Turbo 1 become steel on the Turbo 2. In all, 1,820 Turbo 1 cars were made, and 3,167 of the Turbo 2. Unsurprisingly, Turbo 1 cars generally draw higher bids. Blue on blue, heartache on heartache The pre-auction estimate for this car was $112,000–$145,000 at the Villa Erba auction, which is held near Lake Como in Italy. However, when the hammer fell, the car sold for a mere $96,488. A good look at the photos will tell you why. The main issue is a bizarre two-tone respray that makes this car look as if it was assembled from pieces. The bumpers, rockers, hood and A-pillars are a light blue, while the fenders, doors, and roof are at least a close approximation of the original Olympe Blue. The catalog photographs blend the two tones pretty well, but check the photo in the SCM Platinum Auction Database to see the full effect. The car also suffers from poor panel fit — beyond and below what is expected from a 1980s-era car. The left front headlight is cockeyed, and the front bumper is askew — adding to the impression of a hastily reassembled vehicle. Yet even with all that, this R5 sold for good money. The pre-auction estimate appears to have been optimistic when you consider that a comparable R5 Turbo 1 failed to sell on a high bid of $85,000 in March of this year (SCM# 6897535). This seller was wise to take the offered money. — Jeff Zurschmeide ♦ 92 Sports Car Market


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Next Gen Market Moment Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1987 Datsun Sunny Pickup Fun import trucks are rising in the market, and this unique JDM Datsun offers a lot of fun on the road Sold at $13,200 Barrett-Jackson Northeast, Uncasville, CT June 29, 2019, Lot 622 Chassis number: GB122033947 SCM Condition for this car: 2- J ust about the only thing that could be more fun than a vintage Japanese mini truck is a real JDM vintage Japanese mini truck. This 1987 Datsun Sunny is a perfect example. By 1987, Nissan had already sloughed off the Datsun brand in America, believing it had low-class, economy-car connotations. The name held on longer in Japan (and has since been revived for economy trucks), but this truck would have been just about the end of the original Datsun line. There’s a lot to like in this truck. For one thing, the Sunny looks a lot better than the U.S.-market Nissan trucks of the 1980s. Next, it’s got an incredibly simple drivetrain. The A-series Datsun engine was an improved knockoff of the British A-series used in vehicles such as the MG Midget and Morris Minor. The engine is fairly yoked with a traditional 4-speed manual transmission. The A12 boasts about 70 horsepower and 70 foot-pounds of torque, providing peppy — if not powerful — performance to the lightweight-pickup chassis. Lots of mods The truck in question has been extensively modified. First, there’s that coat of Resale Red. Painting the dash to match is a nice touch, but the owners inexplicably decided to paint the radio and heater control panel as well. The nice Personal steering wheel is a better mod. They also adjusted the Sunny’s stance to be level when unloaded, which is a good idea if you tend to drive around empty. Finally, a nice set of Watanabe wheels puts the dot under the exclamation point of this toy truck. Shades of gray The auction docket contains a warning that this is a gray-market ve- hicle. If the buyer resides outside of California, this truck is a no-brainer. Inside California, a buyer would have to run the gauntlet of the California Air Resources Board. Those worthies are likely to frown on an unrestrained circa-1970 engine in a 1987 body. The moral is: If you’re enamored of a JDM vehicle of any kind, be sure to research how your state handles gray-market vehicles before you buy. Cheap JDM fun As we’ve noted on many occasions, classic import trucks are an up- and-coming market. They’re cheap fun, easy to own, and for those of a certain age, they remind us of how we got around in high school and college. Having a one-of-a-kind JDM Datsun truck like this is a right-hand- drive giggle. Plainer versions of these trucks sell for about $8,000 in Japan, but you still have to get them here and then sort them out, so we’ll call this a smart purchase at $13,200. — Jeff Zurschmeide ♦ October 2019 93


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Next Gen Rising Sun Recent Sales of Significant Japanese Cars That Are Market Leaders — or Future Collectibles by Brian Baker Two 1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata Limited Edition cars #19906 and 21072. S/N JM1NA3517P1407579 and JM1NA3513- P1407353. 35k miles and 44k miles. “#85 and 26 of 1,505 M editions, 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, Brilliant Black over red leather, limited-slip differential, BBS wheels.” Condition: 2+. SOLD AT $8,400 and $11,250. Bring a Trailer 6/17/2019 and 7/19/2019. Brian’s take: The Miata is the slow up-and-comer for a modern 1972 Datsun 240Z #21062. S/N HLS3057300. “97k miles shown, 2.4-L L24 in- line-6, 4-speed manual transmission, Lime over black vinyl, Nissan Vintage Restoration project car. Cosmetic/mechanical restoration in 1990s, upgraded a/c system, recent inspection, recent maintenance.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $65,500. Bring a Trailer, 7/19/2019. Brian’s take: I have written so much about the S30 Z cars, but we haven’t seen a Nissan-restored unit at auction in the U.S. The 1996 re-release of the 240Z was Nissan USA’s way of keeping momentum going after the 300ZX ended production. These cars received ground-up restorations. In the April 2018 issue of SCM (“Rising Sun,” p. 168), I mentioned two of them selling in Japan for $121k and $91k. I think the price difference between U.S.-sold Nissan restorations and Japanese-sold Nissan restorations comes down to scarcity 1997 Toyota Supra Anniversary Edition #711. S/N JT2DE82A7V0037019. 69,891 miles. “3.0-liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine, 6-speed manual transmission, one of 376 produced in a Targa configuration in this color. Aftermarket exhaust and low- ering springs.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $176,000. Barrett-Jackson 6/26/2019. Brian’s take: The market is being set right now on the Mark 4 Supra. The 1- condition cars are now pushing $170k-plus, while the 3 and 4 condition cars are around $20k– $30k. The cheap Mark 4 is gone. Back in the March 2018 issue of SCM, a 1.5 condition Supra sold for $53k on eBay (“Rising Sun,” p. 136). So are we going to see more come to auction? Take care regarding the car’s condition and originality if you find one to buy. Street racers owned many of these cars, and they might show it under the hood — or other places you can’t easily see. As for this car, it is in great condition, has limited-edition badging and is from a low-production year (1,379). All this equals one expensive hammer price. Well sold. ♦ 94 Sports Car Market collector car. Prices haven’t skyrocketed, but they are rising. A few years ago, $5k–$7k was the higher end of the market. Aside from one having 9,000 more miles, these cars are virtually identical. I think the car that sold for $8,400 was a good deal, considering the miles and its limited-edition status. The car that sold at $11,250 is about right where I expect it to be for now. There are still many Miatas out there, so we might not see them break $30k. But they still bring lots of joy and excitment for the price. Well bought and well sold. and mileage. The Japanese-sold cars were stored with only a few miles on them. Further, the large number of nice Z cars in the U.S. is keeping prices lower. Well bought. Barrett-Jackson


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $23m Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, p. 102 $11.5m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 114 $3m Bonhams, Chantilly, FRA, p. 134 $3m H&H, Duxford, U.K., p. 124 Roundup, p. 146 There were plenty of offerings for old-guard and Next Gen car collectors at Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 Northeast sale in Uncasville, CT. Here, a 1997 Toyota Supra Anniversary Edition crosses the block to the tune of $176k, with a vintage Jaguar awaiting its turn behind. Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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Market Reports Overview The Best-Built Cars in the World An old slogan highlights why Toyotas are a force in the collector-car market Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Chad Tyson F 1. 1992 Williams FW14B Red 5 F1 racer, $3,392,949—Bonhams, U.K., p. 121 2. 2013 McLaren P1 XP coupe, $1,250,000—Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 3. 1952 Gordini Type 15S roadster, $785,220—Bonhams, FRA, p. 138 4. 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $750,014—Bonhams, U.K., p. 123 5. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage coupe, $584,634— Bonhams, U.K., p. 118 6. 2001 Lister GT1 Sports racer, $584,634—Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 7. 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre tourer, $577,416—Bonhams, U.K., p. 116 8. 1954 Bentley R-type Continental 2-dr sedan, $528,252—Bonhams, U.K., p. 118 9. 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 coupe, $519,675—Bonhams, U.K., p. 121 10. 2011 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX “Spectre” crew-cab utility, $396,974—Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 Best Buys 1985 Nissan 300ZX hatchback, $6,820—Barrett-Jackson, CT, p. 108 98 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale coupe, $82,145—H&H Auctioneers, U.K., p. 130 1979 Ford F-100 Custom LWB pickup, $7,668—Twin Cities Auctions, MN, p. 162 1964 Maserati Sebring Series I coupe, $102,079—Bonhams, FRA, p. 142 1989 Saab 900 Turbo 16 hatchback, $3,399—H&H Auctioneers, U.K., p. 132 Sports Car Market or the longest time, they were the butt of jokes from guys like Jay Leno. Or something to be sneered at by an uncle that used to work for one of the U.S. Big Three. Maybe that one was just me. I’m talking about cars from Japan, of which, judging by the letters we receive, many of you are not fans. However, over the past several years, they’ve made some impressive gains in value as collector cars. This shouldn’t surprise anyone reading SCM recently. What’s fascinating to me is where those gains are being made. With sales tracked by the SCM Platinum Auction Database from 2015 through mid-year 2019, I dug through the data to see what’s actually been happening with these prices. Oddly, the largest percentage jump of total sales from any of the Japanese makes over this time period is Lexus. Yes, the fanciest of Toyotas. In 2015, auctions sold 50 of 71 lots for just over $1m; we’re at 17 of 25 selling for $3.65m halfway through 2019. That’s not much thanks to the SC430, which “Top Gear” dubbed “The Worst Car in the History of the World” in 2012. They likely haven’t improved since. The median of the 29 sold in 2015 was $13,750. In 2018, with 25 selling at auction, the median dropped to $11,770. The nine sold so far in 2019 are sitting at a $9,900 median. No, turns out when five LFAs sell, three of which were the Nürburgring editions averaging $905k, the sum can jump up considerably. RM Sotheby’s and Barrett-Jackson each sold one in Arizona in January, with RM Sotheby’s following that with another sale in Amelia Island. LFAs are interesting in that the first ones came to collector-car auction in 2017, five years after production ended. (See how to do that properly, Ford.) The two sold in 2017 went for $357,500 (Mecum Monterey) and $402,907 (RM Sotheby’s London). The two non-Nürburgring LFAs to sell in 2017 went for $412,500 (Russo and Steele Scottsdale) and $352,000 (Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach). Lexus doesn’t stand on its own. Toyotas (the regular, less-fancy ones) have long been a staple of the car-collecting community, mostly thanks to the Land Cruisers, but the 2000GT and Hilux pickups add to the growing tapestry that is collectible Toyotas. Lately, however, it’s the rise of the Supras that’s caught a lot of attention. First, RM Sotheby’s sells one for $173,600 in Amelia Island, only for that to be eclipsed by the end of June at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale by one that sold for $176,000. 2015 and 2018 Toyota auction-sales data sets are in- teresting to comb through. For 2015 auctions 126 of 165 (76%) lots sold for $8.1m, while in 2018 those numbers sit at 194 of 296 (66%) for $7.1m. In 2015 there was a run on 2000GTs. Five sold at an average of $842k, including one that sold for over $1m. By 2018, only three were offered and all sold for an average of $575k, with the most expensive topping at $665k. However, at the 2019 midpoint, those Toyota sales num- bers sit at 136 of 202 (67%) for $6.8m, with no 2000GTs to boost the average or total. Now, we haven’t even touched on Datsuns/Nissans, Mazdas or my personal favorite, Subaru (even if the only collectible ones are rally cars). I plan on revisiting this idea from time to time and see where certain Japanese models and makes are relative to where they were. This may or may not be the most interesting segment of the market to you. You might even know some really funny jokes about Toyotas, but the numbers tell me there are plenty of folks who want to get in on them and are increasingly willing to pay. ♦ Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue H&H Duxford, U.K. June 19, 2019 June 21–22, 2019 Mecum Auctions Portland, OR Twin Cities Auctions St. Paul, MN June 22, 2019 Carlisle June 22, 2019 Carlisle, PA Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT June 26–29, 2019 Bonhams Chantilly, FRA June 30, 2019 Chichester, U.K. July 5, 2019 Bonhams $0 $5m $10m $3.3m $11.5m $15m 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 $20m $25m $1.5m $723k $23.2m $3.1m $6.6m


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold Vintage electric cars glow in a special way, but 1950s cars are losing their spark by Mark Wigginton Buy: Electric history I’m currently driving an all-electric VW Golf. It goes directly against everything I love about cars, and yet it is perfectly aligned with everything I love about cars. Against: You can’t work on it, it’s eerily quiet and it’s essentially invisible. For: The e-Golf is quick, handles well, and is eerily quiet and smart. It might even nudge the needle on saving the planet (spoiler alert: No it won’t, we’re doomed). Detroit Electrics were popular in the late teens and 1920s. They were designed for urban professionals and women. The car is a tall, lovely parlor on wheels that quietly got you from your brownstone to your lunch date to your milliners. Cleanly (no smoke, no soiled gloves trying to start it). Elegantly. Electric charging points were as common as hitching posts in New York City at the time. But then the nationwide success — rural and urban — of Ford’s Model T stalled the electric car as rural areas waited for electrification. The Detroit Electric and the Baker Electric remain pieces of history worth owning — and driving. In our new electric future, they will be important. They are museum-quality survivors — and drivable (30 miles at a time) mileposts to show how far we have come. Sell: The American 1950s I just got back from the SCM 1000, and one entrant made me giggle: a perfectly unmolested 1957 Porsche Carrera GT coupe. The Porsche is a barn find, now with 10,000 new miles on the odo, with the owner’s ethos being “just drive it.” Why buy something you don’t want to use? I just hate it when beautiful cars, fluffed and buffed into dust-free solitary confinement, sit in garages — or even personal museums. If you own and don’t use almost any ’50s American car, you should move it. If you have a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere, for example, get rid of it — unless it is the most important artifact in your life. The 1950s are the new 1920s for everything except the most-important cars. The rest are quickly becoming just old cars, going the way of the Model T. If your kids don’t love it and you don’t drive it, sell the sucker. (This is also a buying opportunity, by the way. The market’s direction means your 1955 Ford Thunderbird dream car could become quite affordable.) Hold: A car that speaks to you I used to own a 1960 Morgan Plus 4. It was a joy to drive, as the experi- ence was closer to flying a biplane than driving a sports car, with the wind in your face and great mechanical noises coming through the hood louvers. I bought it well, and after a couple of years the value had come up a bit — just as The Boss started tapping her feet and pointing out the large remodeling job needed on our house. My friend (a former SCM editor) was aghast. “You never sell a car to put into the house. That’s car money!” Now, as an investment, Morgans are terrible. The prices are so consis- tently rock steady that the value of my 1960 Morgan today is explained almost to the penny by inflation. But I’m not an investment collector; for me it’s all emotion. And I wish I still had that lovely car. ♦ 100 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2019 A 1997 15th Anniversary Toyota Supra sold for $176,000 — a jaw-dropping, if not somewhat baffling, new record for the model Company Barrett-Jackson Date June 26–29, 2019 Location Uncasville, CT Auctioneers Mast Auctioneers; Joseph Mast, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 548/548 Sales rate 100% Sales total $23,249,480 High sale Holy cow! What’s going on here? — 1997 Toyota Supra Mk IV 15th Anniversary coupe, sold at $176,000 Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal Market opinions in italics and resort. Anyone familiar with a B-J event knows they’re in for an immersive experience of nonstop sights and sounds. Most of the cars were housed in a large tent outside and a multi-level parking garage, each within plain sight of the other and a quick walk away. The diversity of the docket was impressive, everything from American Classics and muscle to European and Japanese performance machines. American muscle is Barrett-Jackson’s bread and M butter, and there were many quality offerings to choose from. A 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, said to have had a rotisserie restoration and in a riveting black-over-black color scheme, sold for $165k (the spot-on median value per the SCM Pocket Price Guide). Bidders interested in Continental fare were treated to a generous buffet. There was a 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo in Guards Red-over-black powered by the upgraded 3.3-liter engine and a 4-speed. Equipped with factory a/c and an electric sunroof, it sold for $81,400. A 1999 Ferrari F355 GTS, with the 6-speed paddle-shifted semiautomatic (not the 6-speed manual), had some flaws but was still in excellent Condition 2+ shape. It fetched an astonishingly low $50,600. Collectors have been gravitating to Japanese imports, and the pull has intensified after the 1994 Toyota Supra RM Sotheby’s sold for $174k at Amelia Island this past 102 ohegan Sun in scenic southeastern Connecticut once again played host to Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction, its fourth at the popular casino 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe sold for charity at $2,700,000; non-charity high sale: 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, sold at $280,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Uncasville, CT March. Not to be outdone, Barrett-Jackson featured a very nice, wellpreserved, black-over-black 1997 15th Anniversary Supra. Equipped with a twin-turbo inline 6 pumping out 320 hp, it pipped the Amelia Supra by $2k — a jaw-dropping, if not somewhat baffling, result. Top sale honors went to a black 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the final C7 built, which sold for $2.7 million. All proceeds benefited the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization that builds mortgage-free homes for the most catastrophically injured service members and helps pay off the mortgages for families of first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty. The high sale of a non-charity car was a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster that brought $280,500 — a very good deal considering its $500k base price. Once the last light switch was turned off Saturday night, 548 mostly no-reserve cars had gone to new owners for $23.2 million, a 9% decline from last year. There were 122 fewer cars on the docket this year, but the average price per car increased 11% to $42,426. While it’s no surprise the industry is in the midst of a softer market, collectors are still willing to pay up for quality. In four years, Barrett-Jackson has established Sales Totals $30m $25m its Northeast sale as a go-to destination for New England collector-car lovers in June. TV coverage on Motor Trend helps drive the interest and traffic, but the auction house has successfully packaged entertainment and quality consignments, along with the many amenities afforded by Mohegan Sun, into a winning formula that attracts auctiongoers of all ages. The warm summer weather certainly doesn’t hurt, either. ♦ $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2019 2018 2017 2016 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT ENGLISH #457-1957 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I saloon. S/N SCC103. Silver & blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 29,737 miles. 4-sp auto with overdrive. Very low miles and no mention of a restoration. Claimed to be in same-family ownership for past 35 years. A challenge to evaluate the paint with accuracy, as it sat in the parking garage, where the lighting was dim. Nicks on hood. Driver’s door shows bubbles. Subtle red pinstriping good. Brightwork average overall. Both bumpers with scratches and fisheyes, though front piece is in better condition. Weatherstripping around driver’s vented window breaking off. Stylized, etched red “F” on passenger’s door. Both rear doors have scuff marks. Elegant interior stated to be original—didn’t expect rear seats to show more use than front ones. With beautiful burl walnut trim, rear tea trays and owner’s manual. Cond: 2-. scratches on rear glass. Chrome trim at base of passenger’s window mottled. Optional power sunroof. Rash-free alloy wheels. Rides on BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tires. Spotless interior, with Kenwood radio. Plastic cover protecting driver’s seat, which shows hardly any wear, ditto passenger’s. Engine bay not seen, but looks clean in auction listing picture. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2+. not garaged or neglected. The winning bid was light, but at this price, anything left on the table is pocket change. Slightly well bought. GERMAN #372.1-1974 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N SOLD AT $19,250. One of 2,238 built between 1955–59. By no means was this a ratty presentation, but it did show signs of harder use than its low miles would suggest. And if it’s been “always garaged” according to the car description, then its idled place among the elements would’ve affected its appearance as well. So the condition, while respectable, probably knocked it down a tad, and the RHD narrowed the bidder pool. All told, the chap who bought this stately Rolls still got the better end of the deal today. #318-1980 MGB convertible. S/N GVVDJ2AG520841. Black/black vinyl/tan leather. Rubber-bumper MGB stated to be one of 6,668 Limited Editions built in 1979–80 for U.S. market. Power front disc brakes. Sharp paint presents well. Silver-stripe package. Front chin spoiler unmarked, but an eyesore, as are those unfaded rubber bumpers. Dull trim surrounding windshield. Soft top fits well, plastic window slightly dimpled. Black tonneau cover included. Fourteen-inch, fivespoke, stock alloy wheels. Nice tan interior features a Limited Edition plaque on glovebox. Seats show moderate wear. Driver’s seatback has a few cracks; passenger’s is a little baggy. Classy three-spoke Mountney woodgrain wheel in good condition. Upgraded AM/ FM/CD radio. Accompanied by maintenance records. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,820. So, 1980 turned out to be the swan song for MG in the States. This one looked as if it was driven and 104 9114101405. Salmon metallic/black leatherette. Odo: 20,658 miles. Options include California Equipment and Option Group K03. Backed by service history from new through 63,764 miles in 1980. Numbers-matching engine. Repaint from six years ago holding up very well. Optional rectangular halogen front fog lights. Scuffing on passenger’s side rear window chrome trim. Optional manual antenna and noise suppression. Factory alloys dirty. Newish 15-inch Michelins. Chairs look too unworn not to be replacements. Dash padding slightly bunching. Optional sport steering wheel. Kenwood sound system with Sirius radio. Factory carpets clean. Owner’s manual. Factory toolkit. PCA documented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. A very nice car in a popular color combo. Sold at this same auction last June at the same $33k (SCM# 6875948). So no change year-over-year, which indicates the market value for this car’s been established. A good deal for the buyer, who took it home well below the $46,500 SCM median value. #124-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D1HA067201. Diamond Blue Metallic/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 65,141 miles. Single-familyowned Florida car. Claimed original miles. Paint has aged extremely well; it truly lends a sporty, yet classy, look. Subtle red and twotone blue pinstriping has a gap on left side of car. Two dents on front bumper. A few scratches and surface scrapes on rear bumper. Presented with soft top in up position. It’s in good condition, seems to fit well, although plastic window is losing its tautness. Hard top is resting on pavement next to the car. Wheels show evidence of curb rash. Undercarriage exposes some rust. Leather interior said to be original—looks nearly new. Reported to have a clean CARFAX. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. Greater government regulation and more stringent pollution controls in ’74 led to the federalized bumpers. Countering this drawback was this 911’s unusual Salmon Metallic paint, although not to everyone’s taste. Very good condition, the long list of options, PCA, and early service records all conspired to achieve a strong final bid. And we can’t forget that unforgettable color. Buyer didn’t do too badly, but the seller still gets my nod. Well sold. #435-1975 PORSCHE 911S 2.7 coupe. S/N 9115200839. Grand Prix White/black leatherette. Odo: 87,831 miles. Miles are per car card and stated to be original. Car is in very good condition. Excellent paint, no major issues. Straight body with good panel fit. All lamps good. Clear windshield. A few light SOLD AT $18,150. The final iteration of the R107 lineup and the most powerful. I’ve always admired the SLs for their terrific looks and unmatched Mercedes quality. It’s laughable that the SCM Pocket Price Guide median value is a lowly $14k considering all that you’re getting in return. But it also represents Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT a great opportunity to pick up an excellent example—like our subject car—at a significant discount. Buyer stole this car, and will gladly do time on the open road. Well bought. #309-1999 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 convertible. S/N WDBFA68F6XF173014. Magma Red/tan leather. Odo: 84,500 miles. Car looks impressive considering its mileage. Speaking of miles, the digital odo was not readable, but car card notes 84,500 miles. Factory hard top included. Fantastic paint. Headlights hazy. Glass shiny and nick-free. Minor flaking on passenger’s door handle. Clean five-spoke AMG wheels. Interior looks alloriginal. Seats show light wear. Wood trim excellent. Clean carpets. CARFAX notes structural damage reported on July 1, 2015. Cond: 1-. Photo in auction listing shows an immaculate trunk. Engine not inspected. Clean CARFAX. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,750. Only 217 horses on tap versus the upgraded S’s 250 in 2002, but its exceptional handling may make you forget about that. It was in very good condition, and a no-issues CARFAX is reassuring, but still a surprising strong final bid considering the automatic transmission. That’d be a deal-breaker for many Porschephiles, but buyer must’ve been unfazed. Well sold. ITALIAN #413-1990 FERRARI MONDIAL T cab- riolet. S/N ZFFFK33A1L0087102. Blue/blue canvas/tan leather. Odo: 38,987 miles. Nice older paint, with smudges. Tiny white specks on passenger’s door, a single one on driver’s. Driver’s window delaminating and quarter window scratched. Brand-new top with plastic window that’s slightly marred, but still clear. sixteen-inch, five-spoke wheels rash-free, but Yokohama tires show use. Original tan leather interior reflects low miles, very clean. Online auction listing shows a well-maintained engine bay. CARFAX shows mileage inconsistency on April 17, 2008. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,600. The F355 was the shot in the arm that Ferrari needed after the moribund 348, which didn’t have the visual magnetism or riveting performance of its successor. This was a very attractive GTS, with only a few flaws. The GTS roof was a plus, but the semi-automatic 6-speed auto wasn’t. Another Ferrari that sold well below market here. Several factors may have been at work here including the transmission, color scheme, a softening of the late-model Ferrari market and possibly its presence as an exotic at an auction that heavily focuses on myriad American vehicles. Very well bought. #652-2002 FERRARI 360 Modena Spi- SOLD AT $11,000. Sold right in the sweet spot of the market, which is surprising in light of the 2015 CARFAX report. The damage has very likely been repaired, but I’m sure there were skittish bidders looking for more details on the work involved in fixing it up. Had that been done, I think this could’ve done even better. As it stands, I’d call this a fair transaction for both parties. #176-2002 PORSCHE BOXSTER con- vertible. S/N WP0CA29802U623922. Guards Red/black canvas/black leather. Paint looks original, and is very attractive. Thin white crack at right front fender below orange parking light. Small dings on hood and front bumper. Scuffing on left front turn signal. Power soft top fits properly, shows subtle discoloration; plastic window dimpled and has a visible streak running across the middle of it (perhaps from being folded). Upgraded fivespoke factory alloy wheels unmolested, shod with Falken tires. Interior is mostly excellent. Driver’s seat stained, passenger’s discolored. Clean dash, but no keys to check mileage. SOLD AT $30,800. The Mondial t, with its rear mid-engine design, replaced the Bertonedesigned GT4 coupe. These 2+2s bottomed out in the high teens about eight years ago but are now nearing the $50k mark. This one was in very good condition and was bought well under the money. Buyer should be smiling behind the wheel of his affordable Ferrari. Last sold at Collector Car Productions’ Toronto sale in April 2013 at $22,014 (SCM# 216285). Now with 13,721 additional miles. #729-1999 FERRARI F355 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXR42A4X0115648. Grigio/maroon leather. Odo: 29,000 miles. Mileage is per car card; no access to the odo. Looks all original. Gorgeous Grigio (silver) paint shines. A blemish on left headlamp cover and a larger flake on right one, and those are all the imperfections I saw. Very good glass, panel alignment. Removable GTS hard top. Alloys show no hint of road rash. Maroon upholstery goes well with silver body color, but it won’t be to everyone’s liking. Seats show minor creasing. Top of dash bunching up. Dash padding ripped on top of driver’s instrument pod, exposing foam. Paddle-shifted 6-speed semi-automatic not as desirable as the 6-speed manual. Cond: 2+. 106 SOLD AT $107,800. Its great color combo, low miles, recent service, and warm-weather living environment all conspired to send this 360 nearly $20k over the SCM median value. So a good day for the seller, but let’s not forget the buyer, who essentially got a new car at a 33% discount from MSRP. Not bad indeed, but a strong price, and thus a tip of the hat to the seller is in order. #91-2008 MASERATI QUATTRO- PORTE sedan. S/N ZAMFE39A580039358. White/beige leather. Odo: 47,990 miles. Don’t have access to interior to check odo, but car card notes 47,990 miles. Car presents as-new, with very little to fault: Flake on trunk and tiny pockmarks at C-pillar are most noticeable. Tinted sunroof and windows. Red brake Sports Car Market der. S/N ZFFYT53AX20127175. Red/tan leather. Odo: 7,300 miles. 6-speed, paddleshifted semi-automatic with overdrive. Miles are per car card. Car is in as-new condition. Flawless paint; a scratch on the hood is its only blemish. Straight panels and spot-on gaps. Clear glass. 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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT calipers. Gorgeous interior with 14-way adjustable heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and the list goes on. Has original window sticker and leather-bound case with owner’s manual and other papers. CARFAX shows Florida damage report on January 4, 2012— minor damage reported, airbags didn’t deploy. Cond: 1. brake calipers. Interior looks original and shows minimal wear. Clear instruments. Paddle-shift transmission. Claimed to be recently serviced. Includes both keys. Clean CARFAX. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,100. Even though the accident was minor (I didn’t see any trace of damage), I was still left wondering what happened. Apparently, it didn’t factor into the equation here, as this sold for well above the $25,500 median value per the price guide. However, the new owner got very close to a new car at a fraction of the $130k-plus MSRP. A fair transaction for both parties. #710-2011 FERRARI CALIFORNIA convertible. S/N ZFF65LJA1B0176452. Tour de France Blue/beige leather. Odo: 25,922 miles. Mileage is per car card and stated to be actual. Looks all original and in extremely good condition. Front chin is free of any abrasions. Some white specks and a single blemish on hood. Lots of smudges; it must be auctiongoers’ eagerness to touch it. Panel fit is spoton. Crack at left rear fender. Small, deep scratch on passenger’s door. Very good glass. Nineteen-inch forged alloy wheels. Yellow SOLD AT $94,600. A grand tourer that could reach nearly 200 mph. To some, this may be considered a high-mileage Ferrari. I’m not sure that held it back, but it sure sold well under the money. Very well bought for condition. JAPANESE #140-1977 DATSUN 280Z coupe. S/N HLS30373014. Copper/Saddle vinyl. Copper paint enhances this Z’s lines. A few chips on driver’s door, flaking at fuel-filler door. Driver’s exterior mirror loose. Front rubber bumper heavily creased—cause not indicated. A few micro-scratches, dings on hood. Plastic hood louvres faded, probably from sunburn. Right headlight nacelle dented. Scuffing at left front wheelarch, a scratch and a dent on fender, too. Windshield scratched, delaminating—as is rear window. Scratch at right rear fender. Original steel wheels in great condition. Nicely patinated original Saddle (that’s the auction description—it’s a dark brown hue) vinyl interior. Driver’s seatback ripped. Passenger’s door plunger flaking. Optional a/c, power steering and brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,000. The winning bid fell several grand short of the SCM Price Guide median value, and that reflected the car’s cosmetic needs. A scratch here, a scuff mark there—I imagine a normal occurrence back in ’77 after squeezing into tight parking spots every weekend at the local disco. Regarding the most concerning item, the damage to the front rubber bumper, there was no mention of what happened, nor was there a CARFAX to verify. As-is, a fair deal for both parties, and an opportunity for the new owner to cash in down the road as these grow in popularity. Last sold at Leake’s Tulsa sale earlier this month at $7,260 (SCM# 6906266), so seller seemingly flipped this for a bit of profit. #34-1985 NISSAN 300ZX hatchback. S/N JN1HZ14S7FX089501. Red/two-tone gray cloth. Odo: 97,099 miles. Shiny repaint, a very impressive job. Front black bumper blemished. Chrome mostly good. Driver’s chrome window trim blotchy. Factory t-tops, driver’s side shows light scratching. Very good side moldings. Excellent glass, panel fit. Unmarked fivespoke alloys on new Bridgestones. No mention if interior was restored, but its condition is all the more amazing if it wasn’t. Timing belt, tensioner and water pump replaced. Cond: 2+. BEST BUY SOLD AT $6,820. The ZX was Nissan only beginning in 1985, as the Datsun name was retired the previous year. The price here is a tad above the SCM price-guide median value, nearly half its Turbo counterpart, but I still think it was a steal for its condition. There aren’t many used cars you can buy for $7k with this level of sportiness and sophistication. Very well bought. #162-1987 TOYOTA SUPRA Mk III Turbo coupe. S/N JT2MA71J9H0062676. Blue/two-tone blue cloth. A WA and CA car its entire life. Tired paint appears to be original. If 108 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT not, then repaint has taken a beating. Front bumper exposes faded paint and major scuffing. White paint spot and scrape at right front fender. Hidden headlamps with washers. Driver’s window delaminating and door has small dent. Driver’s door handle crazed. Discoloration on driver’s side rocker panel. Scuff mark, scratches on passenger’s door. Blistering on passenger’s B-pillar, nicks on both outside mirrors. Rubber side molding on right side coming undone. Good glass. Two-tone cloth interior looks remarkably well preserved, with no major problems to call out. Limitedslip differential. Clean CARFAX. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $176,000. Holy cow! What’s going on here? Sure, it was a very nice, clean Supra, but $176k? These have been on collectors’ radars as ones to watch, and the fervor was heightened after the $174k, 11k-mile example that RM Sotheby’s sold at Amelia this past March. Now this sale ratchets up the intensity even more. A stunning result that left me dumbfounded, but then again, I passed on the Kool-Aid. Let’s call it very well sold, but this may become the norm. We’ll have to wait and see. AMERICAN #446-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr SOLD AT $11,550. This was equipped with TEMS (Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension) system, which electronically adjusts shock valving to soft, medium or hard settings. Thirty-plus years ago, it was likely viewed as innovative; today, not as much of a breakthrough, as enhancements to that technology can be found on models across the automotive spectrum. Supras are having their moment in the sun, but this one, as its final bid demonstrates, doesn’t have the same level of desirability and performance as, say, Lot 711, the 1997 Mk IV Anniversary Edition that sold at this same sale for $176k. Our subject car was in good-but-definitely-not-mint condition, and sold within the correct price range. #711-1997 TOYOTA SUPRA Mk IV 15th Anniversary coupe. S/N JT2DE82A7V0037019. Black/black leather. Odo: 69,891 miles. 320-hp twin turbo. Factory paint reflects its age and 70k miles. Other than a set of lowering springs and an aftermarket exhaust, it’s mostly stock. All lenses good. Front right brake caliper rusting. Sports 15th Anniversary badges along with a cheap sticker on hood. Standard rear spoiler. Seats show moderate creasing. Clean factory wheels. Nankang tires. Online auction listing photo depicts a used, original engine compartment. Miles stated to be actual. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,900. Chevrolet redesigned their lineup for 1958 and added the Impala trim level to the Bel Air. This must’ve been quite a sight back then in its Sport Coupe trim with a Continental kit in back and nifty tricolor interior. It certainly had a presence at this sale despite its somewhat neglected state. Sold at this very event in June of last year at $26,950 (SCM# 6875581). Seller likely made a little profit in a year’s time, with today’s result bringing all the money given its current condition. Reasonably bought and sold, with a slight advantage to the seller. #90-1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-dr hard top. S/N 60K098219. Dusty Rose/Dusty Rose & gray leather. Odo: 28,222 miles. 390ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The auction description says it’s in original condition, but unless the low miles are also original, I find that hard to believe. The car looks too darn nice. Vehicle description says the color is Dusty Rose, which I referred to in my notes as “light purple.” Seems to be a ’57 Cadillac color, not ’60. Subtle fading of paint in car’s front half, which the parking garage lighting helped il- 110 SOLD AT $47,300. One of 3,138 convertibles built in 1963. Final bid leapfrogged the $29.5k SCM median value, but this was a very welldone and well-presented example. This model year has been steadily trending down after peaking in 2012, so it’s unlikely the new owner will see significant upside in the near future. He got a genuine beauty, but I have to call this well sold. Sports Car Market hard top. S/N F58A128078. Cream/brown vinyl. 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to be a matching-numbers engine. Color complements this car, but it’s clearly showing its age. Paint cracked at driver’s drip rail and on passenger’s door. Blisters seen on hood, front fenders and driver’s door. Flaking on trunk, scratches on left rear fender, too. Tired chrome. Windshield scratched. Passenger’s quarter window delaminating, chrome trim there pitted. Continental kit. Right rear whitewall tire more soiled than the other three. Brown vinyl seats with striped brown/red/white vinyl inlays are in good shape, just dull. Rear bucket seating. Very good dash. Upgraded sound system. Cond: 3. luminate. Small flake on the hood. Most of the chrome trim shows TLC, but not all bits. Windshield dirty but in good condition. Good panel fit. Wheels unmarred. Modern whitewalls. Interior like new; light bunching in dash padding the only thing that jumped out. Auction listing photo shows a clean trunk and well-sorted engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,100. Unlike the ’59 model with its huge tailfins and dual bullet taillights, the ’60 Series 62 still had prominent tailfins, but the overall styling was more restrained. Its size commanded attention, and the Dusty Rose hue was another draw, although how you felt about it was a different story. I liked it, but wouldn’t be on any top 10 list. A reasonable final bid, but the shade probably held it back. A fair deal both ways. #733-1963 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 3Y86N407207. Spanish Red Poly/white leather. Odo: 36,506 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original miles, according to car card. Same-family ownership for the past 30 years. Car description mentions that all bumpers and brightwork have been rechromed, but visual takeaway is that even more comprehensive work was performed. Sharp paint in an enticing red shade. Chrome trim at left rear passenger’s window is scuffed. Famed suicide doors. All lamps good. Straight panel alignment, very good gaps. Clear glass. Soft top down, not seen. Wheels shine. Interior doesn’t show much use. Driver’s seatback has a few tears. Rear passengers’ elbow rests dirty (white upholstery = dirty). Dash excellent, nice wood trim on glovebox. Comes with original service manual and records. Cond: 1-.


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Market Moment #64.1-1964 DODGE DART GT convert- ible. S/N L442660282. Burgundy/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 27,216 miles. 273-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. V8 badges on front fenders. Two paint chips on passenger’s door. Scratch on driver’s door and at base of rear window. Orange peel on left front fender and driver’s side black bar trim. Major blemish on rear bumper. Blister on trunk. Hit-or-miss chrome. Good weatherstripping. Top down, can’t assess condition. American Racing alloys add zest to this somewhat pedestrian body style. Goodrich Radial T/As. Fitted replacement leather seats look as if they were lifted from a modern sports car. Driver’s seat bottom ripped. Clean carpets. Used engine compartment dirtier than low miles would suggest. Push-button TorqueFlite 727 automatic. Cond: 2. Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1969 Ford Bronco Custom SUV Sold at $203,500 Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, June 29, 2019, Lot 669 Chassis number: U15GLF34686 T he utility-vehicle market is red hot, and Ford’s first-gen Bronco is the prime feeder of the flame. But have buyers of these FoMoCo legends finally lost it? There are 16 first-gen Broncos sold for six figures in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database. The top three sales happened within the last four months. Two sales were from Mecum Auctions — a custom ’71 at Indy for $198,000 and a custom ’68 for $192.5k in Houston. Our subject Bronco is the only sale that tops these two Mecum sales. Our subject Bronco is a custom silver-over-saddle leather 1969 that sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast auction for $203,500. Let me start by saying that I love this Bronco. It’s a stellar build with a mean, modern 5.0 Coyote V8 under the hood, a great color combination and enough original touches to keep that ’60s aura. Plus, the added rear doors and third-row seat instantly remind me of the Centurion from the ’90s. If Centurion Vehicles modified Fords in 1969, this is what they would have looked like — and I’m all for it. But a $203,500 selling price? Really? This is still a Bronco, after all. First-gens were built for more than a decade, and there is no shortage of examples available. Our 4-door has some modern tech and looks awesome, but so does a new Mustang or Raptor, and they don’t require refinancing your house to buy one. Trends like this are always cyclical, and getting in on the action is a major gamble. This very Bronco could go to auction again next year and be the first to achieve a half-milliondollar selling price. Or it could roll across the block and manage a paltry $75k, netting a huge loss. In my opinion, buyers of these six-figure Fords are submerged in Bronco-mania. They have already lost their minds and will probably lose a lot of money in the future. — Chad Taylor 112 Sports Car Market SOLD AT $12,650. Claimed to be stored in a heated garage during the winter and used as a parade and show car. Sounds like two good uses for this ideally located Dart, occupying one of the first spaces on the first floor of the multilevel parking garage. A fair transaction at this price for both buyer and seller. New owner can use as-is, and should take advantage of its 4-seat capacity—drop the top, hit the road and enjoy. #116-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S106855. Ermine White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 2,953 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed numbers-matching engine. Presentation gives the impression that the high-quality, frame-off restoration was fairly recent. Engine was rebuilt, and A.O. Smith built the body. Paint is excellent overall; only letdowns are a single flake on the rear deck and a crack at the left front headlight. Brightwork is very good, although not perfect. Chrome trim surrounding windshield is marked up. Factory steel wheels


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT dull. Used Redline tires. Soft vinyl top in good shape, as is the clear plastic window. New interior is showroom quality. Telescoping steering wheel. Disc brakes. Engine not seen. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,750. The L75 was the least-powerful optional engine of the C2 ’Vette engines, churning out a rated 300 hp. I’m thinking this car possibly experienced a mishap or accident at some point in its life if the body had to be rebuilt. It looked terrific, and it was numbers matching, but its pedigree was unsettling. Perhaps that’s why the winning bid was a little light compared to recent sales of other ’65 ’Vettes at auction with the same engine specs. If everything checks out, then buyer got the better end of the deal. If not, then the price paid was all the money and then some. #146-1966 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY convertible. S/N PP27G62254827. White/ white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 61,968 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mileage shown claimed to be original. North Carolina car. Said to have had one repaint in its life. Result is of high quality. Tiny blisters on hood. Microscratches on front bumper. Decent chrome, certainly not concours. Wiper-blade scratch on windshield. Blue tonneau concealing soft top. Factory fender skirts. Dual exhaust. Original hubcaps. Thin-band whitewalls. Interior looks new and is clean and complete. Used engine bay with chrome valve covers and air filter. Pettit dealer badge (of Louisa, VA) on trunk. Comes with a Chrysler Certicard. Cond: 2. #727-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N AZ370431. Rally Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 57,573 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint, good chrome and tinted glass. Tires too big for front wheelwells; underside of wheelarches deeply jagged and scuffed as a result. Highly visible crack at front left wheelarch. Tires also outsized in back. Modern, non-original red Wilwood brake calipers may do their job, but look out of place on this iconic design. Newish soft top doesn’t fit properly, and passenger’s door is way off, suggesting a potentially serious alignment issue. Sidepipes and slotted Rally wheels. Great interior shows gentle use. All instruments and gauges are there, with AM/ FM stereo. Engine bay neat and sorted. Comes with repro dealer sales brochure and window sticker. Cond: 3. driver’s door and left front fender, but that’s all. Nice chrome. Black chin spoiler coming loose on driver’s side. Clear lamps. Scuff mark, scratches on driver’s window. Excellent windshield and rear glass. Roof nick-free. Immaculate interior. Well-maintained engine bay assuming the catalog photo is realistic. M20 4-speed, power brakes and steering. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. The colors were claimed to be original and correct, but the paint looked too good not to have been refinished. Regardless, very well bought given condition. #317-1971 MERCURY COUGAR con- SOLD AT $11,550. Some cars wear white well, others don’t. This one did, and the blue interior was a welcome departure from, say, black. Values have been rising the past few years on all model years, but this Fury bucked the trend. The TorqueFlite 727 automatic likely deflated the final bid, but this Condition 2 car still sold at a ridiculously low price. Very well bought. Last sold at Keenan Auction Company’s August 2010 sale for $7,700 (SCM# 173140). Before that, sold at a Christie’s auction in April 1998 for $8,625 (SCM# 597). Has added 12,744 miles in 21 years. “ October 2019 SOLD AT $51,700. The design of the C2 ’Vettes are among the most captivating and admired. So when I come across one, I normally take some time to “take it in.” This one had the same effect, but it soon became apparent to me and a few other auction-goers looking over the car at the same time that this one should be, well, avoided. These routinely sell above $100k, but this one had too many question marks to go any further than the final bid here. The potential is there, so let’s call it well bought, hoping that the new owner can fix it up right without going underwater. Last sold at B-J Scottsdale six months ago for almost $10k more at $61,600 (SCM# 6891934). #715-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N588812. Olympic Gold/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,497 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Authenticated by Jerry MacNeish (Certificate of Authenticity is on passenger’s window). Has its original trim plate. Exterior and interior colors stated to be original, correct and match trim tag on firewall. Restoration looks recent. Spectacular color suits this car. Paint shows orange peel on Values have been rising the past few years on all model years, but this Fury bucked the trend. The TorqueFlite 727 automatic likely deflated the final bid, but this Condition 2 car still sold at a ridiculously low price. Very well bought. 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury convertible vertible. S/N 1F92H544765. Red/white vinyl/ white vinyl. Odo: 58,908 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Engine replaced in 2016 with a rebuilt 351-ci Cleveland V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor, intake manifold and 3-speed auto. Has been repainted twice, the last time in 2010. Paint, a notch better than driver-quality, has held up well. Speckles on hood, passenger’s door and trunk. Unmarked headlamps, grille. Soft top not seen, but tonneau is dirty. Surface of right rear wheel losing its finish, front left is rusting. Reportedly had an interior restoration 25 years ago consisting of new seat covers, carpet, a convertible top and replacement of the console. Still attractive today. Driver’s seat is dirty, but it’s the least you’d expect from white upholstery. Formerly a Texas car. Cond: 3+. ” SOLD AT $11,000. For 1971, the Cougar featured four exposed headlights; gone were the disappearing units. A nice Cougar in a pleasing color scheme. A fair transaction for both buyer and seller. Sold at last year’s B-J Northeast event in June for the same $11,000 (SCM# 6875874). So seller broke even but lost the usual costs associated with ownership (e.g. insurance, fuel), as well as transporting it to and from the auctions. Not bad for a year with the car. © 113


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Ready-to-run Williams-Renault Grand Prix championship winner sells for nearly $3.4m Company Bonhams Date July 5, 2019 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 43/83 Sales rate 52% Sales total $11,478,387 High sale 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B F1 racer, sold at $3,392,949 Buyer’s premium 15% on first $627,627; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.80) On top of the Bonhams auction podium — 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B “Red 5” F1 racer, sold at $3,392,949 Intro and Report by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics S 114 tar of the sale was the Williams-Renault FW14B 08, which Nigel Mansell drove to a record-setting five consecutive Grand Prix races, all from pole, in his championship-winning 1992 season. Recently recommissioned and run — with a plaintive note in the catalog from Williams Heritage offering to run it for the new owner — it hammered where expected to a private collector, for about two-thirds of the price of the ex-Senna 1993 McLaren MP4/8A that Bonhams sold in Monaco last summer for $5m — and a little less than half what Michael Schumacher’s Monaco-winning Ferrari from 2001 fetched the year before. The much-storied Mother Gun Bentley, although in much modified form since it won at Le Mans in 1928, surprisingly failed to sell even at a high bid of $1.76m. But a 2011 Land Rover Defender Spectre, the only one used in two consecutive James Bond films — “Skyfall” and “Spectre” — was sold for a well-over-estimate $396,974, and the last 2-door Range Rover built managed a high $57,742. We’ve not seen an ex-Works Big Healey rally car for Chichester, U.K. a while at auction, and here the 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III that won the 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liège rally achieved $288,708 — right where expected. A Jaguar XJ 220 sold high at $520k, following the sale of two others the month before for around 75% less. In the modern supercars category, the McLaren P1 XP sold at an unspecified price — but probably a little under £1m ($1m-plus) — appears to con- Sales Totals firm the price of these 900-hp hybrids after a regular P1 did not sell in Italy in May at $1.13m. This month’s (post-auction) price for a disc-brake Mercedes 300SL Roadster is $750k. Competition cars are a hard sell at auction, but perhaps the sale was helped by the draw of the best Williams in the world to own, here they did quite well. A 2001 Lister Storm GT1 racer, one of six built, sold for $584,634 and a 1933 MG J4 Midget with cast-iron period racing history, though not its original body, did well at $321,188. ♦ $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sports Car Market 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #335-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost tourer. S/N 48CE. Gray/black leather. RHD. Derby Ghost with replica London-Edinburgh tourer body, originally a Town Coupe by Locke. Rebuilt in late 1990s and still looks new, with superb paint, plating, leather and accessories including Elliott speedos. Replacement cylinder block fitted during engine rebuild in 2017, with well-polished coolant pipes to motor. Cond: 1-. Goodwood. Mother Gun is what Woolf Barnato called it, and that’s what’s on the side of the car. Incredibly, in the ’90s I used to run in the same events as this—the Benjafield’s Sprints at Cornbury Park, later renamed the Vaughan Davis Sprints after this car’s onetime owner. Bid to £1.4m ($1.76m), with commission bids up to £880k ($1.1m), but did not sell. It’s an important car, but I thought that would have been enough to do it. SOLD AT $288,708. Originally owned by Mrs. WK Vanderbilt in the U.S., later chopped into a pickup. Sold by Bonhams at Olympia in December 2018 for $350,828 (SCM# 6887636), which we described as “slightly light.” The market has deflated since then and here the owner was realistic: At £200k ($251k), Jamie announced it was “selling.” Hammered at that, to a phone bidder. #358-1927 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE Jack- son Special Mother Gun single-seater. S/N ST3001. Aluminum/red leather. Possibly the most storied Bentley in existence. The first 4½ Litre, won (with Vanden Plas body) the 1928 Le Mans 24 Hours. Later built into a special by Richard Marker, developed with a 6½ motor and later further still on a new chassis by RR Jackson of Brooklands. Finally restored in the late ’80s by Stanley Mann while in Vaughan Davis’ ownership. An 8 Litre since 1999. Tidy for a racer. 6½ block included with the car. Latterly in German ownership. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $577,416. Chassis was swapped by the Works after accident damage (common practice) in 1929. After describing a £395k ($496k) bid as “theft,” it was knocked down to Arturo Keller at approximately two-thirds of the £600k ($753k) lower estimate, with the comment, “Are you going to keep it in England? We can look after it for you....” £400k ($500k) always used to be right for a 4½, so the £600k ask here looked rather excessive even for such a lovely example with good history. #314-1933 ASTON MARTIN 1½ LITER Mk II long-chassis tourer. S/N L3315L. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 11,302 miles. Second-series tourer, older refurb with fair paint and chrome. Engine rebuilt by Ecurie Bertelli in 1997 including new crank, steel rods with shell bearings, Le Mans head, 1¼inch carbs, modern spin-on oil filter, electric #332-1928 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE tourer. S/N MF3157. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 7,206 miles. 4½ with an interesting history as chassis was originally fitted (for about six months) to the first 4½ Litre, Mother Gun (see Lot 358). Originally with a Harrison all-weather saloon body, this Vanden Plas body fitted by HM Bentley in 1933. Still with its original D-type gearbox. Lucas P80 headlights fitted in 1935. Good order all around: leather just developing a bit of character, mixture of Smiths and Jaeger instruments, tape repair to steering-wheel rim, motor polished and shiny. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 7 fan. Hasn’t run for a bit and will need some recommissioning. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $173,225. From a deceased estate: under same ownership since 1995. Sold about where expected, which doesn’t look a lot for an Aston 1½ Litre—and less money than the MG Magnette (Lot 312), though that had extensive competition history. #346-1933 MG J4 Midget roadster. S/N J4002. Green/black leather. RHD. “Baby K3” and one of nine built. Good older-restored order, although not as originally with lightweight body. Rebuilt on a replacement chassis in 1933 after a crash, and standard J4 body fitted in 1935. Just settling in nicely, and leather has a nice lived-in patina. No odo, as there’s no speedo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $321,188. Massive compeition history including 2nd overall to Nuvolari’s K3 at the 1933 Ulster TT, later owned by Dennis Porre and in the ’50s, David Piper. To a Swedish collection in 2007. Sold a respectable way up the estimate range: It’s all about the history here rather than the hardware. #312-1934 MG NE Magnette Aramis roadster. S/N NA0522. Cream & brown/ brown leather. RHD. One of the “cream cracker” MGs, one of seven NEs built, although retaining NA chassis numbers. Well campaigned all its life—once one of the Three Musketeers trials cars, a racer again in 1935, rebodied at least twice, restored with a PA body in the ’80s back to trials specification and in good order. Original engine block comes with the car. Scandinavian registered but getting back original U.K. number JB 4750 shouldn’t present a problem. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $1,757,354. As well as winning Le Mans, in modified form, this was the last car to lap Brooklands at 130 mph, then in 1990 set more records at Millbrook with HRH Prince Michael of Kent on the driving team. Continued in competition with Stanley Mann Racing; later, numerous appearances at 116 SOLD AT $238,184. Won the 1934 Ulster TT with Charlie Dodson, later owned and raced Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. by Betty Haig. Post-restoration it sold to Sweden in 2008. Sold right in today’s market, comparing with the following lot, the 1933 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Le Mans that had no competition history, at $65k less. #349-1936 SQUIRE 1½ LITRE long- wheelbase tourer. S/N 1501. Maroon/black cloth/red leather. RHD. One of seven built by the original company at Remenham hill near Henley-on-Thames (just a few miles from where I write...), of which two were LWB. Very sharp all around, with only light use to leather, restored 2011–15. Cond: 2+. bid of £366k ($460k)...or there’s been some adjustment of fees. High-water mark for these so far has been $1m (for an unrestored 1952 car) in 2015. #365-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 BN1 M-spec roadster. S/N BN122-4408. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 11,154 miles. Original right-hand-drive car, older restoration later converted to Le Mans (M) specification. Very good panel fit, seat leather only lightly worn—all settling in nicely. Cond: 2-. #337-1956 COOPER T39 Bobtail sports racer. S/N CS356. Green/red leather. First Cooper sports racer is essentially Charlie and John’s single-seater with full-width body. Excellent condition. Once a “Pooper” with Porsche flat-4 power, now back to a Coventry Climax, although 1500 rather than original 1100. Unusually, on twin SUs rather than twin Webers. New HTP papers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $702,942. Always with this registration number, ran in the RAC Rally in March 1936. Once had a faired radiator cowl, put back to original when in the U.S. in the 1980s. On Fiskens’ stand at Rétromobile in January 2011 stripped of paint, where the vendor saw it. Offered but not sold by Gooding in Scottsdale January 2017. Top bid here of £560k was about £100k ($126k) light to buy it. #363-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental 2-dr sedan. S/N BC70C. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 96,670 miles. One of the last 4.6s before the 4.9 arrived in May ’54. Very original, not quite tatty, but rather used under the bonnet. Last painted in 1980, now with lovely patina of age. Inside, original leather and dash timber are worn and faded. Still with original handbook. Cond: 3+. TOP 10 No. 8 SOLD AT $82,282. From an unpromising £40k ($50k) start, knocked down to a phone bidder £7k ($9k) over the realistic top estimate, which should have pleased auctioneer Knight, himself a 100 owner. Very well sold. #336-1955 AC ACE Ruddspeed roadster. S/N AE102. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 16 miles. Recently and comprehensively restored: practically like new, with alternative seats for the taller driver included in the deal. Auctioneer Knight described it as “the best one in the world” and we wouldn’t disagree on condition, although the Ruddspeed-tuned Ford engine was a later addition fitted by BRM in 1962, replacing the original AC 6-cylinder (Ford Aces have Cobra-like frontal styling; ACs and Bristols are more like a Ferrari Barchetta). Mileage is about 49,000, so the odometer was presumably zeroed during resto. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $151,572. Bought in the USA in 2018. Sold a little (£5k/$6k) behind the lower estimate, fetching almost as much as a Monaco, which replaced the Bobtail. #319-1957 AC ACECA coupe. S/N AE511. Blue/blue leather. RHD. AC-engined Aceca. Tidy, 10-year-old repaint holding up well. Interior is newer, leather just starting to stretch and breathe. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $115,483. Same-family ownership since 1978. Sold on the phone at lower estimate. Currently there are two more Acecas on the market in the same color, a Bristol-engined car at £160k ($201k) and a Ruddspeed (Ford)engined car at £210k ($264k). TOP 10 No. 5 #347-1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series IV Vantage coupe. S/N DB4982R. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 72,362 miles. Series IV but as a Vantage has Series V/GT headlight treatment. This car also wears a GT instrument panel, one of seven Series IVs built like this. Good older restora- SOLD AT $528,252. In this family ownership since 1960, and they don’t come along like this very often: Any perception of tattiness should be offset by its lovely originality. Which means it’s a fair yardstick, and on the day the market said it was worth £380k ($477k), “not quite there” against a lower ask of £500k ($628k). Later declared sold at £420,833 including premium, which equates to an accepted high 118 SOLD AT $194,550. Bought from Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale in 2012 for $145,959 (SCM# 6742493)... but after restoration apparently the owner discovered he was too tall to drive it. Declared “sold” in the results at what looked like a £155k top bid. If that’s the case, very well bought, even if it’s not an original Ace-Ford. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Market Moment tion. Leather still fairly fresh. Hot-rodded with 4.2 overbore, steel crank, fast-road cams and electronic distributor, Tremec 5-speed and various suspension mods. Original 4-speed box included in the deal. Also with a/c and power steering; only negative is the sliding sunroof, fashionable in the ’70s but not now. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $584,634. Stong money for a DB4, but it is almost a Series V... which is almost a DB5, and in this case the line is blurred further by the big engine. In any case, the Series IV Vantage is a niche model, and, for those who know what it is, it’s worth a premium over a regular S3 or S4. At a mid-estimate price, I’ll call this fair money. Courtesy of Bonhams 1964 Gordon-Keeble GK1 Coupe Sold at $64,959 Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 5, 2019, Lot 322 Chassis number: 21 Corvette, after all. Giorgetto Giugiaro styled this car while he was at Bertone. The Gordon-Keeble’s good-quality fiberglass body is handsome and well proportioned, although T the 15-inch wheels appear unfashionably small today. The car was fast and handled well, thanks to Corvette 327 power set well back in a space-frame chassis derived from Peerless/Warwick, using a wishbone front and De Dion rear end. Technically, this is a mid-engined car, as the block is behind the front axle line. Most were manu- als, using the Borg-Warner T-10 4-speed. Some were later converted to auto, and some now have rack-and-pinion steering. The interior is pure early Jet Age “personal plane,” with a bank of aircraft-style switches on the broad center console — and quilted PVC trim on the doors and transmission tunnel. Ninety-nine were built, in three distinct phases, from 1964 to ’66. Another one was built later from parts. The survival rate is good — 90% — according to the Gordon-Keeble Owners Club (www.gor- donkeeble.org.uk). This is one of the first 36 Group 1 cars assembled at Eastleigh. In terms of value, they are near the C2 Corvette from which the powertrain came. Our subject car has an older restoration with a newish re-trim in rather bright white leather. It fetched £51,750 ($64,959) at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 5. That was under the pre-sale estimate, but since a Keeble hasn’t been through auction for almost two years, that figure was a reflection of outdated prices. The last one to sell at auction, chassis 34 — in slightly nicer condition than this one — fetched $138,877 at Goodwood in September 2017, which was top money. That same car brought $125,655 at Bonhams’ 2015 Festival of Speed auction, soon after its return from the Netherlands. It’s an interesting alternative to a C2 Corvette, and you’d have the only one at Cars & Coffee. Cover up the side badges — Gordon Keeble is unhyphenated on the car, although it is on the chassis plate — and the turtle logo will keep everyone guessing. — Paul Hardiman SOLD AT $49,163. Sold to Germany in 1996, in a Swedish collection from 2013. Sold for about the price of a decent Cooper S without the toys. #322-1964 GORDON-KEEBLE GK1 coupe. S/N C21. Gunmetal/white leather. RHD. Odo: 95,960 miles. Anglo-American coupe with Giugiaro styling and power from a Corvette motor. These are fast and, with a proper spaceframe chassis and De Dion rear end they handle well, plus the fiberglass bodies are of good quality. Older (’70s) restoration, although repainted in a different color since and interior was redone more recently, with little sign of use or wear to leather. Appears to wear the correct early Altissimo taillights, same as Fiat 1500 and Ferrari 250 GTE. Cond: 3+. he Gordon-Keeble is an oddity — but it is an elegant one, sporting generic ’60s coupe styling (and sharing its Altissimo taillights with the Ferrari 250 GTE and Fiat Pininfarina Cabriolet). Just 100 of these Anglo-American coupes were built between 1964 and 1967. Think of it as a British Iso Rivolta, or a 4-seat (just) C2 Corvette. The car’s drivetrain comes from the C2 #309-1963 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N CA2S7384499. Eng. # 9FSAH20049. Red & white/black vinyl. RHD. Re-creation of a Works Monte Carlo rally car, said to incorporate some parts from Rauno Aaltonen’s ’64 Monte car 277 EBL, which later met its end piloted by Pauline Mayman. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $64,959. One of 99: This is one of the first 36 Group 1 cars assembled at Eastleigh. “Gordon Keeble” isn’t hyphenated on the side badges but it is on the chassis plate. Sold 120 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. for about the price of a C2 ’Vette that the powertrain came from, under estimate, but that reflected last year’s prices—though the last one to sell at auction, chassis C34 at Goodwood in September 2017, fetched $138,877, which was top money. That same car fetched $125,655 at Bonhams’ 2015 Festival of Speed auction. #328-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 Works rally car. S/N HBJ827537. Red/white fiberglass/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,443 miles. One of four Big Healeys built by BMC’s competition deptartment at Abingdon for the 1964 season. Very good restored order, now with modern extinguisher. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $389,128. Originally built for Carl Haas Racing. In the Rosso Corsa Collection from 1989 until sold by Bonhams at the 2006 Goodwood Revival auction for $254,318 (SCM# 1567537). Ran in French CER series 2012/2013; since 2014, with this owner, who’s raced it in England, Belgium and Italy. Bid to £310k “not quite,” at £40k ($50k) below the lower estimate. #371-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRH24147. Silver/ blue leather. RHD. Last of the steel-bumper Shadows. In this ownership for 30 years, but little used and for past 12 years on museum display. Lightly creased leather, fair veneers, instrument faces look slightly speckled with something. Fair all around, although these can be a ticking time bomb as far as expenditure is concerned. Cond: 3+. owner should they wish to run it. (Refer to department for estimate), and finally a £2.3m ($2.89m) offer on the phone was trounced by a £2.4m ($3m) bid in the room. I suspect only a Schumacher Ferrari or Senna McLaren would fetch more—like the 1993 MP4/8A that Bonhams sold in Monaco last year for €4,197,500 ($5.04m/£3.8m). (See profile, p. 86.) TOP 10 No. 9 #320-1993 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX7AX220697. Silver/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 9,346 miles. Door plate 266. Tidy and unscuffed, but leather a bit baggy on driver’s seat base and slight wear to outer bolster—this is quite leggy for a 220, after all. Windscreen only delaminating slightly at bottom edge and corners. Last service (by Don Law Racing) 882 miles ago in 2016. New tires fitted 2017, only 250 miles old. Originally registered R1 PSB, then PH 790. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $288,708. Won the 1964 Spa-SofiaLiège rally (Aaltonen/Ambrose; the last overall victory by an Austin-Healey 3000 in a European Rally Championship event) and 21st in the ’64 RAC Rally with Don and Erle Morley. Later in the hands of John Gott, who died before he could strip and modify it like SMO 746, then with Arthur Carter. Bought from Bonhams’ 2005 FoS sale by David Cottingham of DK Engineering; to the vendor in 2006, who had it restored to this near-show condition. Offered but not sold at a low $213,300 (SCM# 6828252) by RM Sotheby’s at its 2017 Paris sale in Rétromobile week. This time just about on the money, and a good sounding for the price of a real Works Healey in 2019. #354-1968 LOLA T70 Mk III coupe. S/N SL73128. Orange/black. RHD. The ex-Chuck Parsons/Simoniz racer, originally a Mk III Spyder with 365 Chevy, later with Ford big block, then a Mk IIIB coupe, then a Spyder again. Well presented as a coupe back in its original livery and fresh Mathwall-prepared small-block Chevy of indeterminate size, with open and closed bodies. With spares, wheels and new HTP papers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,270. Offered at no reserve and included for one of Jamie’s trademark quips, as the underbidder was from Chichester, the nearest town to Goodwood and just a couple of miles from the sales room: “I’m sure it’ll get you back there, sir.” In the end, it sold on the next bid, on the phone, and saved everyone the doubt. TOP 10 No. 1 #345-1992 WILLIAMS-RENAULT FW14B “Red 5” F1 racer. S/N FW1408. Eng. # 240. Yellow, blue & white/gray suede. The best Williams, with active ride/attitude control, and Nigel Mansell’s mount for the first five races of the 1992 F1 season—in which he won from pole position each time, on his way to the world championship and Williams to the Constructors’ title. Later driven by Riccardo Patrese in the final rounds until he crashed it hard at Estoril. Repaired by Williams at Didcot, now fully operational and running the engine used in the season-opening South African round. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $519,675. Vendor bought the car at Oakfields in 2009 with 5,100 miles and has added 4,000-plus—fairly unusual for one of these, but they are easy to drive. This was an inexplicably high price compared with the two that sold at Heythrop Park in May. No rhyme or reason, given that it had more miles than either of them. #338-1994 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER 200 Tdi wagon. S/N SALLHAAF8KA647644. White/beige velour. Odo: 45,175 km. Last 2-door Range Rover made. 200 Tdi is first home-grown diesel after 2.4 Italian VM motor in earlier cars. Clean and tidy, recent restoration, few owners. Seat velour unworn, soft-dash plastics okay, veneers (a dealer-fit option) good, with New Old Stock RRbranded radio. Portuguese registered from new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,392,949. Well, this is the pinnacle, complete with a speculative note in the 18-page catalog entry from Williams Heritage saying they’d love to look after it for the new October 2019 SOLD AT $57,742. These were imported to Portugal as “vans” with boards instead of side windows and no rear seat, and completed when they arrived—presumably to dodge 121


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. taxes. Very strong money, almost as much as an A-suffix car, but in line with what was expected. #367-2001 LISTER STORM GT1 Sports racer. S/N GTM005. Black/black velour & suede. RHD. Lister Cars was a 1993 revival of the original Lister company, building tweaked and tuned versions of the XJS. Storm is its GT racer, with only four road cars built, using same 7-liter Jag V12 as the XJR-9. Good order for well-campaigned racer, returned to 2003 color scheme. Cond: 3+. TOP 10 No. 6 as the last two of these to sell at auction have fetched $300k (2017: SCM #462391) and $480,915 (2018: SCM# 462473), which was 50% over its estimate. Sold on the phone. By the way, this means all three “halo” cars are now accounted for. One of the stunt cars (SCM# 462376), bent and smashed up after it had been flipped with just 16 miles on the clock, sold for €115,000 ($129,536; SCM# 6901523) at RM Sotheby’s Essen April 2019 sale. #315-2013 MCLAREN P1 XP coupe. S/N SBM12ABB3BW990006. Orange/ black suede. Odo: 340 miles. One of 14 experimental prototypes of the hybrid hypercar whose 727-bhp Indycar-derived V8 is supplemented by a 176-hp electric motor for peak squirt. Perfect almost as-new order all around, with minimal mileage. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 2 reserve, sold for fair money to a new bidder sensing a bargain at about 25% off a really nice car—understandable, as there’s an unknown amount of recommissioning needed, plus the owner might want to change the roof panel to eliminate the sunroof. GERMAN #307-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S convertible. S/N 180038N7509774. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 88,618 miles. One of 20 RHD 220S cabs. Older restoration to 2014 holding up well with nice paint and leather; chrome all good. A few small blemishes in dash timber. Now with electronic ignition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $584,634. Lister managed to win the British GT Championship in 1999, you know. GTM005 was the factory racer 2001– 03, won at Anderstorp 2003. Crashed at Albi 2005 and rebuilt using repaired chassis from previously crashed 001. Appeared at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2008. Sold on the phone 10% under the lower estimate, though VAT is payable on the full amount and not just the buyer’s premium. #381-2011 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 SVX “Spectre” crewcab utility. S/N SALLDHFS8AA797848. Black/black leather & cloth & vinyl. Originally used in James Bond film “Skyfall” as a standard(ish) 110, later modified by Land Rover SVO to match the other nine “bigfoot” 110s built by Bowler for “Spectre.” Good order all around, still silver gray inside. Appears to have lost its hydraulic handbrake, like most of the others, though master cylinder is still in place. All tidy under hood (apart from rusty common rail), with plumbed extinguisher system and external trigger/battery cut-out. Unsure if it has the 185-hp motor upgrade like the others: a stock 2011 Defender uses Ford’s 120-hp 2.2 Duratorq four. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 10 SOLD AT $79,395. Sold at bottom estimate making the all-in price mid-range. As such, it’s market correct. SOLD AT $1,250,000. Declared sold, although it’s not certain for how much. It appeared to bid to £1.1m ($1.4m), or that might have been Jamie’s next ask, but did not sell off the rostrum; later listed in the results as sold for an unspecified amount. For the sake of argument, let’s call that a round million quid (around the same as its as-delivered price), which is 30% to 50% under the desired outcome. By comparison, in Italy in May, a regular P1 bid to €1m euros ($1.13m/£883k) but did not sell. FRENCH #308-1974 CITROËN DS23 Pallas se- dan. S/N 01FE3884. Black/black leather. RHD. Older renovation rather than full restoration but stored since. Straight and shiny. Trim parts all look straight, although left rear door doesn’t quite line up. Seat leather and carpets looks original, with a little wear. Webasto sunroof is very unusual on one of these. Cond: 3+. #378-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S coupe. S/N 1800377511652. Black/Mushroom leather. Quite original, with few owners. Shiny paint must have been redone at some point. Brightwork and chrome all good except grille mascot base is a little pickled. Factory leather well cracked, dash timber very good, with rest of interior rather tired. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,306. Delivered new to Belgium. Bought by the vendor at Bonhams’ 2013 Paris auction for €51,750 (SCM# 5784610; £46,386/$70,101) with 81,100 km. Sold here well under estimate to a phone bidder who appears also to have bought the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (Lot 335). TOP 10 No. 4 SOLD AT $396,974. The only one used in both “Skyfall” (2012) and “Spectre” (2015), which appears to have conferred extra value, 122 SOLD AT $23,097. In storage since 2011, when it was bought at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale for $31,196 (SCM# 6763355). Offered at no #361-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19800428500067. Silver/red leather. Odo: 76,138 km. 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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. #360-1972 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS coupe. S/N AM115492452. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 44,915 miles. Older (to 2011) restoration, originally Rosso Fucco, repainted again this color 2016 when engine was rebuilt by Maserati specialist McGrath. Leather looks quite new. With power steering SOLD AT $750,014. Supplied new in France, museum-exhibited from mid-’60s to early ’90s. Bought by the vendor at Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction in 2007 with 72,104 km for $585,194 (SCM# 1571067). Not sold off the rostrum at an apparent top bid of £670k ($841k) from the room, against a phone bidder, later declared sold in a post-action deal at £597,500 all in, more than £200k ($251k) under lower estimate. #372-1985 AUDI QUATTRO coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85ZFA901095. Red/gray & check cloth. RHD. Clean and tidy facelift “WR” quattro (yes, small q), has been looked after by a well-known quattro specialist. Standard other than Milltek exhaust. Cond: 2. such fripperies must be expunged. Never mind that it was good PR for the chaps to be seen out participating in motor sport with the likes of the jolly good eggs from the VCC and VSCC, whose events Bonhams helps sponsor (how long will that last now under the new regime?). Anyway, sold on the phone for something like an acceptable price, even though the Motoring Department rascals have spent four times as much on maintaining and fixing it over the past decade. #302-1985 CHRYSLER LEBARON from new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $321,188. One of 12 right-handers. Bought from a U.K. auction in 2016, according to catalog; before that, bought from a Coys London auction already in this color in 2014 for £168,515 ($212,204). Previously with a dealer in Manchester, registered 6 TPE. Still half the price of a Daytona.... AMERICAN #303-1913 HUPMOBILE 32HP tourer. S/N 35943. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Slightly tatty but well used (see below). Now with coil and distributor ignition and a more-modern carburetor, but still with acetylene and paraffin lamps. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,089. Bought by the vendor from Bonhams 2008 Festival of Speed auction (Lot 501) for $10,292 (SCM# 1651091). Recently displayed in the rotunda of the RAC’s Pall Mall clubhouse. Sold online, over estimate. ITALIAN #369-1960 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.5 convertible. S/N 824041180. Silver/beige leather. Odo: 23,513 km. Disc-brake car, probably an older repaint. Although retrim doesn’t look very old, mechanically refurbished from 2015 by Thornley Kelham. Splendidly usable all around, leather looks hardly used. Cond: 2-. Town & Country wagon. S/N 1C3BC59E7FF190899. Beige/beige & brown leather. 2.2-L fuel-injected I4, auto. FWD-era mid-size in fair order all around, utterly unexceptional except that first owner was Frank Sinatra; given to him (according to whom you listen to) by either his wife, Barbara, or Lee Iacocca. Although probably used by his accountant Nathan Golden: The story is that they used to tool around in it to be inconspicuous. No indicator of which motor it has, but former SCM intel says it’s the base 2.2 instead of one of the Mitsubishis. Probably part-repainted; rear bumper is a slightly different yellow. Has had U.K. MoTs but still with California plates. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,931. As campaigned in trials by Scuderia Bonhams since 2009, after it was bought from its Harrogate sale on November 18 for £16,100 ($26,968, SCM# 1677659), but now that the company is in new ownership, NOT SOLD AT $6,276. Bought from McCormick Palm Springs in 2005 for $9,450 (SCM# 1562400, if you want a laugh), which we unkindly suggested was $1,500 for a worn-out K-car and the rest for bragging rights. This has been hanging about the trade for ages, in the hands of the late Ian Grange, and formerly offered in an H&H live auction. Offered at no reserve with a rather hopeful £15k ($19k) estimate but not sold even though someone bid £5,000, which according to the small ads is about the going rate for a LeBaron convertible. Whoever owned it, it’s still a tired K-car. © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SOLD AT $115,483. Imported from Italy 2014. Came with bills from services, V5C, current MoT and issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine where it was once featured. Sold online. October 2019 SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 123 ™


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H&H Auctioneers Duxford, U.K. Imperial War Museum, Duxford Eligibility for a multitude of historic events helped the top-selling Ace Bristol sell for $281k Company H&H Date June 19, 2019 Location Duxford, U.K. Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 84/116 Sales rate 72% Sales total $3,087,764 High sale 1957 AC Ace Bristol roadster, sold at $280,951 Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.79) The only Ace supplied new to the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean — 1957 AC Ace Bristol roadster, sold at $280,951 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics H 124 &H bucked the trend with a higher-thanaverage sale rate on its second visit of the year to the Imperial War Museum’s Cambridgeshire outpost, the former RAF Duxford — where live vintage flying takes place all day, handily in sight of the outside apron, where half the catalog is on view. This included a full-size, fiberglass replica of a Supermarine Spitfire (not sold, but yours for about $40k), and a 1974 Ford LTD, occupying almost as much ground space ($12,747). Inside the hangar, the star AC Ace Bristol sold well, at basically a 2016 price. Eligibility for a multitude of historic events helped here, and it sold for much more than an earlier Ford-converted car at Goodwood three weeks later. See the profile, p. 76. Two barn finds did well — both of them family-owned cars that Duxford, U.K. had been in storage for decades. The 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, one of the 25 right-hand-drive conversions by Ruddspeed of Worthing, had been put away since 1987. Crucially, it had been well waxed first, so it was rot-free. It sold well over estimate for $82,145, but not needing extensive body restoration, it could be put back on the road quite easily, meaning it represented good value. The garage-found 1936 Aston Martin Mark II 1½ Litre sports saloon wasn’t as nice, having been stored from the mid-’70s, but that might have stopped it from being chopped into a roadster. It was all there, fetching an equally strong $84,978. This one needed everything, and with shiny restored cars available for twice as much, the numbers for the buyer are marginal. The S-code 1967 Mustang sold at the second time of asking, for good money ($87,810) Land yachting in the U.K. — 1974 Ford LTD sedan, sold at $12,747 — U.K. buyers have been slowly catching on to these. On the Italian front, a 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF Lusso (admittedly the model to have) did very well at $41,073, a 1978 dry-sump Ferrari 308 GTB at $77,896 gauged the current U.K. market for these, and a rare Lancia Beta 2000 spyder from the same era and providing much of the same brio looked a good value at Miata money ($6,373) — provided it wasn’t rotten. ♦ Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctioneers Duxford, U.K. ENGLISH #111-1913 AUSTIN 20HP tourer. S/N 6581. Gray/red leather. RHD. Odo: 41,745 miles. Clean and tidy top and bottom; nice paint and brass. Off the road for at least five years following some recommissioning and new radiator in 2013/2014. Recently started with temporary coil, as original is missing. Cond: 3+. a pristine example, and this will cost much more to rescue. #94-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM SOLD AT $37,532. Owned by a Cambridge mainstream car dealer since 1980. Sold twice over estimate. #50-1934 TRIUMPH GLORIA Six- Speed Model 12.9-hp tourer. S/N G6293. Eng. # JS331. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 120 miles. Sporting car developed by Donald Healey. One of seven produced, of which two are reckoned to survive. Very sharp, only 120 miles since restoration and addition of flashing indicators. Excellent chrome, unworn leather taking on a few creases. Coventry Climax engine is eye-poppingly concours, though modern Samco silicone hoses look rather out of place. Cond: 2+. III saloon. S/N 3CP8. Black & silver/green leather. RHD. Odo: 92,492 miles. Long chassis with retractable glass division (which still retracts), jump seats and twin sidemount spares. Slightly flaky and a bit knocked about—some of the dents appear to have been added since the catalog pictures were taken. Various areas of gray primer suggest “renovation” had started before it was put away. Various bits have been removed and some sections of ash frame have been replaced. Radiator shell and lights plating still okay. Very patinated leather might be reusable, while veneers slightly chipped/cracked/worn in places. Cond: 3-. Hooper—one of 20 to body design 8425. Good nick, body swages all line up (they often don’t, post-restoration), nice paint and chrome. Newish front leather and carpets, rear original, with very good veneers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,853. Had spent some time in California, returned to the U.K. around 2010. Sold for about the same or a bit less than a nice Standard Steel Cloud, which shows that these big old flouncy bodies really don’t help. At least it’s not white, which would consign it to a life in the wedding-hire trade. #99-1957 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX349. Eng. # 140. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 12,673 miles. Originally left-hand drive. 349 still stamped in hinges. Restored, decent paint, leather little worn. Not original engine, although correct type; may once have had a Ford V6, now Bristol BS1 Mk3 with spin-on oil filter and electric fan. Extinguishers and catch tanks fitted for competition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $280,951. The only Ace supplied new to the right-hand-drive market of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, shortly afterwards to the U.S. This did very well considering an immaculately restored 1955 Ford-Ruddspeed Ace (AE102, which had originally been AC powered before being up-engined in 1962) sold two weeks later at Goodwood for about $100k less. (See profile, p. 76.) #103-1958 BENTLEY S1 LWB Park SOLD AT $53,819. Last in SCM database when it sold for $59,551 with 68 miles at Bonhams’ Beaulieu 2017 (SCM# 6849461). Hammered around bottom estimate, although little to compare it with except perhaps the similarly elegant MG SA, a slightly larger device with 2.2 straight 6, which would sell for a little more in the same condition. #65-1936 ASTON MARTIN 1½ LITRE Mk II 2-dr sedan. S/N F5585L. Green/green leather. RHD. Very rusty and decrepit, in storage since the ’70s. Still a 1956 copy of the Manchester Guardian inside—about all that’s worth saving. All there, but needs everything. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $84,978. Apparently when the handbrake cable broke in 1965, the owner decided to retire the car. Sadly, it was only moved to dry storage in the ’90s. Sold over estimate for a surprising amount of money— given that a bit more than twice as much buys 126 SOLD AT $49,570. Sold previously at this sale in 2016 for $53,040 (SCM# 6802210). Originally Smoke Green with green hide. In Holland 1978–2008. Fetched more than the slightly odd-looking (by today’s standards) Hooper-bodied R-R Silver Cloud I Empress (Lot 44), which is a sister under the skin. Well sold. Sports Car Market SOLD AT $22,661. Offered from deceased estate at no reserve. Not sure where you’d start with this one, as the crumbling elegance is all rather depressing. It’s a massive restoration job, so may be best viewed as a basis for a V12 special, one of which sold at Heythrop Park a couple of months ago for $139,160. Price paid here is therefore probably a realistic valuation of the useful oily bits. #44-1956 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I Empress saloon. S/N SXA45. Silver & Golden Sand/Parchment leather. RHD. Odo: 84,966 miles. Distinctively Ward saloon. S/N ALB24. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 68,730 miles. One of 24 longwheelbase saloons made, with glass division. Really straight, refurbed with deep paint, nice chrome and really good veneers. Leather is cracked and creased, easy to improve with a feed. With power steering, and added electric fan. Cond: 2.


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H&H Auctioneers Duxford, U.K. #97-1960 LOTUS ELITE S2 coupe. S/N EB1998. Blue & silver/gray & black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 48,621 miles. Fiberglass all good. Interior standard and holding up well with slightly baggy driver’s side seat vinyl. Engine very clean and tidy, suggesting recent rebuild. ZF gearbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $92,059. In this ownership since 1981. Sold well over the £45k–£55k ($57k– $70k) estimate, but the market likes originality. You can’t replicate the lived-in aura of an interior like that. #15-1968 JAGUAR 420G sedan. S/N 61D55254BW. Black & silver/red leather. RHD. Renamed Mk 10 (so it’s the big, really wide one). Straight, shiny, repainted 2017. Two-tone is a little unfortunate, but it isn’t noticeable in all lights, and it was something available on the biggest Jag from new. Decent leather. Electric windows. Cond: 2. replacement recon engine (although it had a timing chain change in 2018) and gearbox. Seat leather lightly creased, may have been new at the time of repaint. Dash veneers good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,489. Originally supplied to Saudi Arabia, returned to the U.K. 1974. Well bought at a price that won’t even begin to cover the restoration work. Though it’s a slightly different animal, much less money and more civilized than a Gordon Keeble. (See Market Moment, p. 120.) SOLD AT $77,896. Not registered until 1968, so possibly a racer in the ’60s. On the money, although, with the ZF rather than the 4-speed BMC gearbox, I thought it might have done a little more. #31-1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I½ 4.2 coupe. S/N 1E21587. Dark blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,744 miles. Original (apart from sill and floors), body nice and straight with good door fit, older repaint. Bumper rechrome still good, but with an incredibly original interior showing a great patina like an ancient and much-loved leather armchair. Stainless exhaust. Can’t see the first digit of odo but it finished 3744. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,244. You’d pay more for a really nice Series I XJ6 of the type that replaced these. #69-1970 BRISTOL 411 2-dr sedan. S/N 4117521. Metallic Maroon/black leather. RHD. Odo: 62,500 miles. Older restoration, repainted in Mazda Red (including the underbonnet relays and some of the wiring, sadly), SOLD AT $16,287. Sold right for market, correspondingly slightly cheaper than the Fiat 124 Spider in almost the same color (Lot 73). #84-1971 LOTUS ELAN Sprint drop- head coupe. S/N 360324E. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 23,127 miles. Chopped (okay, “reconfigured”) when restored in ’90s on a Spyder replacement chassis. Paint recent and unstarred. Lots of other good bits that you can’t see such as solid driveshafts, aluminum radiator with electric fan and custom header tank, electronic ignition, stainless exhaust and aluminum fuel tank. Seats retrimmed, dash veneers/lacquers uncracked, Moto-Lita wheel, modern stereo. Cond: 2. #5-1970 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5204712G. Primrose/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Restored (2015) and just settling in. Only fair door and sill fit, decent paint and chrome. Later high-back seats. Very clean engine bay with polished carb dashpots. Bit of play in the steering-column top bushing (not unusual, and it has a current MoT). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,824. Replacement chassis won’t hurt the value, but the chop looks to have slightly hurt the value. FRENCH #72-1901 DE DION-BOUTON TYPE G tourer. S/N 4978. Blue & black/black leather. RHD. In vis-à-vis configuration since 1953; was originally a forward-control with seats 128 Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctioneers Duxford, U.K. over front end. Originally had a 4½-hp motor, and described as such in older documents, now a 6-hp. Good all around, shiny older paint now with some cracks, well-cracked leather, H&B taillights. Rubber gaiters on driveshafts may be concealing modern pot joints. Notably fatter tires than normally fitted to the type. Wears a VCC 1900 date plate. Cond: 3+. attached to valve stem (retailers love this). Hard and soft tops. Cond: 2-. missing. Original dealer sticker still in rear window. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,145. In storage since 1987, stack of older tax discs in the glovebox. Rare in right-hand drive. Well bought. #73-1969 FIAT 124 Spider. S/N 124AS0018600. Primrose/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 24,088 miles. Elegant steel-bumper Spider, repainted in original Colorado yellow but with original interior. Appears completely rotfree. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,240. H7 SMX registration gives a clue to first owner—Sir Stirling Moss OBE (though it was 7 SM when he had it). Sold for about twice what a regular one would fetch. ITALIAN #115-1956 LAMBORGHINI DL30 trac- SOLD AT $78,605. Has done 14 London-toBrightons in past 20 years, and the big motor certainly will have helped. Last listed as having been sold by Brooks (Bonhams’ Car Department original incarnation) at Donington in 1986 for $45,570 (SCM# 1540300). Sold slightly on the generous side of right, which makes sense, and looks like a good value compared with the barn-find wreck that needed everything in Paris the previous month. #42-1995 PEUGEOT 306 cabriolet. S/N VF37DRF230922029. Metallic red/black cloth/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 65 miles. Peugeot has always offered a cabrio version of its small front-drivers, and the 306 got the canopener treatment, too, by Pininfarina. Almost mint, low-mileage condition with books, tools, radio code card, etc. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,953. Owned since 2014 and restored by Lambo specialist Colin Clarke. Quite strong money—sold at the high end of estimate range—but early status makes it a bit different in an emerging niche market. SOLD AT $12,747. Sold where expected for much less than a 205 GTI, three times the price of a 306 GTI-6 and twice the price of a 306 Rallye (the rare stripped-out version of the GTI-6). GERMAN #30-1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL convertible. S/N WDB1290662F019194. Silver/blue & black leather. RHD. Odo: 62,798 miles. First-year production of new R129. Good all around, with leather only lightly baggy, carpets unworn and veneers okay. Unused spare still has cardboard tag 130 Sports Car Market #39-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR380854. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 42,000 miles. Original, straight body, with okay paint that looks like an older respray, rusty bumpers, side and grille strakes. Appears rust-free thanks to lots of Waxoyl, and storage looks to have been kind to it. Well-corroded engine and ancillaries. Leather nicely patinated, although there’s a hole worn in driver’s heel pad. Holes in dash where radio is BEST BUY SOLD AT $41,073. The model to have, but sold for twice the estimate—although that did look on the low side. Well sold at a 2015 price. #70-1978 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N F106AB22545. Azzurro/Pelle leather. RHD. Dry-sump car. Good all around, older (1998) paint, original interior nicely settled in. Sits right on tall tires. With books and tools. tor. S/N 101530. Red & gray. Early DL (Ferruccio launched Lamborghini Trattori in 1948) in an unusual color. Restored five years ago and judging by tires, it’s done nothing since. Now with alternator, and still with supplier’s plate from Beninca. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,412. Delivered new to San Francisco, later in Japan. Was recently featured on TV in BBC’s “Antiques Road Trip,” in which D-listers drive around the U.K. searching out bargains, so we know it at least works. Sold at not much more than steel-bumper MGB money, in comparison to which it is vastly more sophisticated. #112-1973 LANCIA FULVIA 1.6 HF Lusso coupe. S/N 8187414278. Dark blue/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,118 miles. Clean and tidy. Restored 1992, but off the road from 2002. Original seat leather good, just worn shiny, rear seat looks unused. Timber dash good. Even the grab handle appears intact, which is most unusual. Motor a little dusty. Cond: 3+.


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H&H Auctioneers Duxford, U.K. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,896. Originally a demonstrator for the Cooper Car Company, later owned by Doug Blain, editor of Car magazine. Nice car at the right price. Finally, GTBs are coming back to something like sensible money. #6-1979 LANCIA BETA 2000 Spyder. S/N 828BS1004002. Black/black vinyl/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 23,864 miles. Fresh-air version of coupe, which is a short version of the HPE that shares the sedan’s wheelbase. Softwindow targa design by Pininfarina but built by Zagato. Got all that? Fair all around, off the road since 2003. Said to be recently recommissioned: new cambelt, new tires, and a good paper trail with handbooks and every old MoT. No apparent rot, though some rust in headlight bowls, as normal. Alloys unscuffed but a little bubbly. Interior vinyl all looks good. Cond: 3+. RHD. Odo: 30,348 miles. One of 50 early non-ABS cars and 88 right-handers. Decent repaint, although leading edge of chin spoiler is chipped. Leather lightly worn. Dash plastics good, but carpets rucked on driver’s side. Slight air of rattle-can resto to engine, with new alternator and stainless exhaust. With books, tools and two keys. Cond: 2-. leather case and tire goop. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,987. This ownership since 2006. The cheapest 456 yet, I reckon. At least since 2015, and it’s not even an auto.... SWEDISH #80-1989 SAAB 900 Turbo 16 hatchback. S/N YS3AD35L8K7009402. Metallic gray/black leather. RHD. Odo: 180,806 miles. Straight and tidy. Although with a bit more mileage, slightly nicer cosmetically inside and out than the newer one (Lot 78). Although the driver’s seat is a bit more creased, cracked and worn, and a little more wear to the rear seat. Cond: 3+. BEST BUY SOLD AT $120,385. Originally owned by Aston collector Simon Draper, then of Virgin Records. In this ownership since 2004...so, though the money is well down on 2015 levels, it won’t have affected the owner too badly. This is a trend we’re seeing more of—longterm owners getting out of their benchmark classics. (See profile, p. 74.) #34-1995 FERRARI 456 GT coupe. S/N ZFFSD44C000100925. Blue/crema leather. RHD. Odo: 55,238 miles. Clean and well kept. Looks like original paint. Alloys unscuffed. Leather not significantly worn. Belts and tensioners last done 2018. With books, tools in SOLD AT $6,373. Betas have always been cheap since the scare stories about engines falling out (they didn’t, at least not on the coupes and HPE), but they do have a rust reputation that puts off buyers, which may be why it was offered at no reserve. Notwithstanding all that, this is remarkably cheap at less than half a Fiat 124 Spider. #104-1992 FERRARI 512 TR coupe. S/N ZFFLA40C000094142. Blue/gray leather. SOLD AT $3,399. One-family owned from new. Money looks right here—an interesting, rare and practical classic for rough Miata money. #78-1991 SAAB 900 Turbo 16 hatch- back. S/N YS3AD35L0M7015875. Gray metallic/black leather. RHD. Straight with mostly original paint, better on the outside than in, though left rear wheelarch lip is slightly dinged and there’s some paint chipping and scratching at the back of the driver’s door. Right front seat creased and wrinkled, left seat trim slightly falling apart with release handle knob missing. Rear seats and carpets hardly look worn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,833. One-family-owned from new—presumably the same family as the older one with more miles (Lot 80). Mileage not being a major issue here, price is commensurately lower due to cosmetics not being so nice as the other car. Not a lot of money for a rare and iconic performance hatch. AMERICAN #1-1922 FORD MODEL T tourer. S/N 5900270. Black/black leathercloth. Older restoration—still shiny, with fresh tires. Seat leathercloth all in good nick. Complete with hood. Wolf-whistle horn fitted under hood. Cond: 3+. 132 Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctioneers Duxford, U.K. an excellent finish. Chrome either good original or redone. Interior is original, practically unworn and holding up very well. Still with supplier’s plaque from Ray Ridge, Detroit, on trunk lid. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,159. Found in a barn during the 1990s covered in dust but sound underneath. Then to Germany. Not yet registered, but EU taxes paid. Sold where expected. #74-1967 FORD MUSTANG GT fast- SOLD AT $13,455. Most expensive of the three Ts offered here, all appearing to have come from the same source, imported into the U.K. in 2017. The right money, with a breath left in it for retail. #59-1948 PACKARD EIGHT sedan. S/N 22923001. Silver & blue/beige leathercloth. 288-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Australian-market bathtub, hence right-hand drive. Poverty model with smallest engine. Paint (although a slightly odd color combination) okay, interior original and fair. Flashing indicators added front and rear. New period-type black Lincon battery a nice touch. Cond: 3. back. S/N 7T02S286251. Black/black vinyl. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very shiny and laserstraight resto, originally Burnt Amber. Stock other than leather retrim and big wheels. Good detail under bonnet, with period-type Autolite battery. Marti Report accompanies it. Cond: 2+. similar ask (SCM# 6901027, $92k high bid), but better luck this time. The U.K. market is gradually waking up to the S-code cars, though about half this is the going rate for a nice stock one. #62-1974 FORD LTD sedan. S/N 4E63S134662. Metallic brown/beige vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 59,143 miles. 351-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Appears in fair, straight order. Paint and chrome all good. Vinyl good up top and inside, suggesting mileage is genuine. Driver’s door taped up with plastic sheet on the day, suggesting an issue with the window lift. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $87,810. Came to the U.K. in 2014. Not sold at H&H’s last Duxford auction at a SOLD AT $12,747. A recent import from Florida, with NOVA paperwork done. We don’t get many like this around these here parts, so a little hard to quantify. On estimate, but probably fetched more than it would have at home. © SOLD AT $8,498. Only registered in the U.K. in 2018, although it’s been here since 2004. Sold well under estimate—going rate for these in the U.S. appears to be about $12,500. #52-1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY Newport 2-dr hard top. S/N 7411821. Black/black leather, gray velour. Odo: 43,712 miles. 324-ci I8, 1-bbl, auto. Said to be one of 698; catalog claims one of only two black-on-black cars surviving. Renovated/ repainted, with external timber trim redone to October 2019 133


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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA The Chantilly Sale A rare, no-reserve Intermeccanica Indra came to the sale under its own power and sold for a mere $49,731 Company Bonhams Date June 30, 2019 Location Chantilly, FRA Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 22/37 Sales rate 59% Sales total $3,339,755 High sale 1952 Gordini Type 15S roadster, sold at $785,220 Buyer’s premium 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.88) True 1970s charisma — 1973 Intermeccanica Indra fastback, sold at $49,731 Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics T he Chantilly Arts and Elegance has won several prizes and is from now on alternating with the Le Mans Classic event, taking place on even years. Both events are organized by Peter Auto. Combinin the Art de Vivre à la Française with the pleasur welcoming its guests to a sumptuous garden p in the Le Nôtre gardens in the Chantilly Châte the event evokes a convival family Sunday in t country. On the last day of June, the concours d’elegance lived up to its reputation and many thousands enjoyed parades of exceptional cars as well as numerous activities, one of which was the Bonhams sale. A smaller sale, taking place in the morning, it was the first main rendezvous of the day. The sale rate was acceptable, considering the results of late. On the other hand, most cars on offer changed hands under $100k, with only nine selling for more. Of the three main lots, a splendid 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, a very nice BMW 507 missing its original engine, and a rare Gordini 2-seat racer, only the last found a new owner. It is one of only two built, the other belonging to the renowned Schlumpf Collection in Mulhouse. This remarkable barquette has a fascinating history. It started life as a single-seater and was driven, 134 Chantilly, FRA among others, by the great Juan Manuel Fangio, Jean Behra, Robert Manzon, Prince Bira of Siam and Aldo Gordini. It sold for $785,220, which can be considered a bargain if you look at its incredible history. If it had been red and sporting a Prancing Horse, it could have easily hammered down at tenfold that price. Other highlights included a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I, first owned by the Belgian Baron Maurice Solvay, realizing $235,566; a 1962 Citroën DS décapotable, a rare and highly desirable early “ashtray” model, at $202,848, and a unique 1965 Fiat 500 Elégance beach car, Sales Totals built by Carrozzeria Savio and displayed at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, selling close to an amazing $100k. Among the non-sellers was a coachbuilt Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 4-seat convertible by Stabilimenti Farina, an early work of Michelotti. Not the most elegant of bodies, and the seller was a tad over-optimistic when he set the reserve at $284,500. My favorite was definitely the largely original light-blue Mercedes 220SEb cabriolet of 1963 selling for $94,226. Best buy? The rare, no-reserve Intermeccanica Indra coupe that came to the sale under its own power and sold for a mere $49,731. ♦ $12m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Sports Car Market No Sale


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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA ENGLISH #10-1932 INVICTA 12/45 roadster. S/N L66. Green & aluminum/black canvas/brown leather. RHD. Aluminum-paneled, timberframed, 4-seater body constructed in the ’90s in the style of Carbodies. Excellent panel fit, paint and brightwork. Brown leather interior a bit too luxurious. Tonneau cover and canvas top as-new. Mechanically and cosmetically completely overhauled by recognized specialists LMB and Historic Competition Services. Engine and gearbox rebuilt to the highest specifications. New Blockley tires. Comes with sundry invoices, U.K. logbook, taxation report and Belgian registration papers. Cond: 2+. ises of the Mayfair Carriage Co. They bodied only three cars: this Bentley and two Lagondas. A perfect example of a Derby Bentley with attractive body style. It is a mystery to me why these coachbuilt Bentleys went out of fashion so quickly. This one was ready for any concours, yet it stayed below the low estimation of $170k. In that respect, well bought, but no upturn in prices in the foreseeable future to be expected. #37-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk I coupe. S/N LML526. Green/black leather. Odo: 3,545 km. Original LHD delivered new in Belgium. Completely restored some 10 years ago in the spirit of the DB2 that raced at Le Mans, and hardly used since. Excellent paint and panel fit. No bumpers. Extra Lucas high beams. Interior reduced to basics with no unnecessary trim. New leather bucket seats, four-point seat belts, Tripmaster and stopwatches. Wood-rimmed steering wheel. Nicely detailed engine compartment with correct but not matching-numbers engine. Fairly new Avon tires. Comes with extensive restoration file, FIVA passport and Belgian registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $314,088. Started life as a 12/45 with 2-seater, open tourer coachwork. The 4.5-L Meadows engine came later. Has the appearance of what most people imagine a high-level British pre-war sports car should look like. Nice, but not original, and a bit too much, really. Sold well below the lower estimation to an online bidder. Considering the work done, well bought, but no upturn to be expected. #24-1935 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE drop- head coupe. S/N B65BN. Blue & cream/blue canvas/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 93,501 miles. Restored several times in its life, lastly in 2011 by Ken Lea, with over $100k in invoices. A year ago, marque specialists Frank Dale & Stepsons carried out a major service, including overhauling the brakes, replacement of a kingpin and five new tires. The car is known as “The Corinthian” and has a body in Art Deco style. Perfectly preserved and with excellent panel fit. Two-tone paintwork very elegant. New blue mohair top. Impeccable leather upholstery. Nicely detailed engine bay. Full history. U.K. V5C registration document. Cond: 2+. for 57 years. Sold previously in 2012 at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale for $55,022 (SCM# 6742538). Outstandingly original, despite thorough freshening-up. Probably the best of its kind, but still not the most attractive car of its era. Low estimate looked correct to me considering exceptional condition. Bidding stopped $10k, or 20%, earlier. It deserved better. Seller was right to take it back home. #17-1954 ARNOLT-BRISTOL DELUXE roadster. S/N 404X3097. British Racing Green/black canvas/Cognac leather. Odo: 24,202 miles. Looks as if it just left the restoration shop—better-than-new condition. There is something wrong with the nose, however; a friend who owns five of them pointed out it’s too large. This is a DeLuxe model, with bumpers, higher windshield, convertible hood, carpets and some other comforts. Leather bucket seats too, but in this case with too much padding. Original engine clean and well cared for. (Too) many stickers on the body indicate that the car participated in three recent Mille Miglias. German registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $235,566. Ready to compete in major historic events in a stylish manner. Low estimation is exactly $20k over the median price in the SCM Pocket Price Guide. The car looks perfectly prepared and ready to be enjoyed; hammer price just under mid-estimate looks fair, with slight advantage to the buyer. #3-1954 MG TF Midget roadster. S/N TF2280. Black/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 9,820 miles. Very original car with genuine low mileage. I was told that the car has been refreshed, as there is no sign of patina one would expect on a 65-year-old. Paint looks new and in excellent condition. Excellent brightwork. Canvas top of recent manufacture. Interior with retrimmed seats but no soul. Original dash and gold-colored plastic steering wheel with no sign of cracks or usage. New tires on painted wires. Very well documented. Belgian registration. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $273,120. Not much history available on this specific car. Some 130 of these Bertone-bodied roadsters were built. According to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, last year four came to auction. The two highest sellers were two Bolides: one at RM Sotheby’s Amelia sale for $401k (SCM# 6867850) and one at the Bonhams Zoute sale for a whopping $440k (SCM# 6880073). There was only some online bidding, but that stopped 20% south of the reserve. Can’t blame the seller for taking it back home. #4-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M road- SOLD AT $164,896. Corinthian Coachwork was a little-known British coachbuilder, based in Kilburn, North London, in the former prem- 136 NOT SOLD AT $35,278. In first ownership ster. S/N BN2L228308. Silver metallic/black canvas/gray leather. Odo: 7,522 km. Desirable BN2 delivered new to the USA. Equipped with optional laminated windscreen and heater. Restored both mechanically and cosmetically in 2002–03 by JME Healeys, with no expense spared and fully documented. Excellent paint is not the original color. Chrome and trim bits flawless. Leather bonnet strap. Canvas top is newer than restoration. Gray leather replaces original red interior. Woodrimmed steering wheel. Four-speed plus overdrive. Spotless engine bay and undercarriage. Nearly new Vredestein Sprint tires. Comes with BMIHT certificate and FIVA identity card. Swiss registration means extra taxes due. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $108,110. Last in the SCM database from a 2006 Sportscar Auction in Geneva, where it sold for $85,400 (SCM# 1567806). The 100-4s are the most Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA matte from oxidation. Period-correct Engelbert tires in good condition. Continuous history from new. French registration. Cond: 2-. looks rather average, with quite some scratches and paint flaking at the edges of the doors. Long scratch on left flank. Good brightwork with unscathed hubcaps. Older Michelin X tires. Nice red leather interior. Blaupunkt radio, standard dashboard, 3-speed semi-automatic. Engine bay fairly clean. French Contrôle Technique and U.K. V5C registration. Cond: 3. charming Austin-Healeys and the most fun to drive. The BN2 roadster was short-lived but is arguably the most desirable of the lot. Matching numbers and being equipped with desirable factory-fitted Le Mans kit are good arguments, yet bidding was very slow from $70k onwards. Highest bid came from the telephone, but still almost $20k short of low estimation. Seller was right not to let go. #19-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 drophead coupe. S/N 819165. Black/beige canvas/ Cognac vinyl. Odo: 4,390 miles. Older restoration that holds up well. Straight panels, good shut lines. Not all the chrome is in top shape. Chrome wires with older Avon rubbers. Newlooking leather interior. Four-spoke, woodrimmed steering wheel. Belmog Twinmaster. Beige canvas top suggests originality is not the main goal here. And yes, the car has some “sensible” upgrades, such as 5-speed, power steering and disc brakes. Engine bay clean and well cared for. Non-original cylinder head, if that matters. Belgian registration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $785,220. A car ready for any of the world’s most prestigious historic races and events. Started life as a single-seater and was driven by some of the world’s most famous drivers, Fangio being one of them. Competed in the Monaco Grand Prix and in the Le Mans 24 Hours—not many chassis can boast that. Bidding between a telephone bidder and one person in the room who eventually placed the last bid. If this had been red with a Prancing Horse on its sides, and with such a history, the price would have been tenfold. So, definitely well bought. (See profile, p. 78.) #11-1954 SALMSON 2300 Sport coupe. S/N 85126. Silver metallic/Cognac leather. RHD. Odo: 27,018 km. One of 188 Chapronbodied Salmson coupes. Surely not one of his masterpieces. Older restoration with many imperfections upon closer inspection. Aluminum trim matte, chrome parts not perfect, some chips and dings. Nice leather interior, still with original plastic steering wheel. Tripmaster showing that this car has been used for rallying. Well-cared-for engine bay. Almostnew Pirelli Cinturatos. History file, FIVA papers, Belgian registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $202,849. Last at auction in Paris for RM Sotheby’s February 2017 sale, where it went away at $171,042 (SCM# 6828173). Desirable “first nose” model, with, on top of that, the “ashtray” front wings, only featured in 1961–62. In total 1,365 usine (factory) convertibles were built on the stronger and longer Estate chassis, while Chapron built 389 of his own. They are among the most sought-after and expensive Citroëns; there are even counterfeits on the market. This one sold just over its low estimation, which was fair given its general condition. SOLD AT $100,770. XK 140 dropheads are more in demand, as compared to the nicer-todrive roadsters, if we base our judgment on the price-guide median value. Even if far from original, this one was sensibly priced and sold closest to its high estimation of all the cars in this sale. Well bought, if you enjoy modern comfort in a classic car. FRENCH #26-1952 GORDINI TYPE 15S roadster. S/N 018. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Completely restored in 2005 and one of only two surviving 4-cylinder Gordini barquettes; the other is part of the famous Schlumpf Collection. Only used for some historic events, so overall in excellent condition. Chrome around windshield slightly pitted. Left chrome ring around headlight damaged. Minimal interior with two tiny leather bucket seats, in excellent order. All five dials in place and in working order, no speedo. Engine bay not as clean as it should be, cylinder head TOP 10 No. 3 138 #1-1989 CITROËN 2CV Charleston convertible. S/N VF7AZKA00KA326827. Red & black/gray vinyl/gray cloth. Odo: 226 km. Despite a mere 226 km on the clock, two owners from new. Absolutely original and in showroom condition both inside and out. Original Michelin X tires. One of the last 2CVs, as production ceased in 1990. Copy of original Dutch registration, U.K. V5C, expired MoT certificate of 2012, original owner’s manual, booklets and pouch. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,583. Salmson has always been a sporty marque. After the war, the 2300 was used for racing and rallying by the wealthy clients. Little was achieved on the track, but it was an effective rally car. This very car competed in the 1956 Tour de France and LyonCharbonnières rally. More recently, it was used for historic rallying, participating in the Mille Miglia of 2011 among others. Sold for its lower estimation, a relatively cheap entry ticket to high-level historic rallies. #7-1962 CITROËN DS19 Chapron déca- potable. S/N 4200446. Silver metallic/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 87,851 km. Completely restored in 2006; work included overhauling the hydraulic system, body panels, paintwork, upholstery and soft top. Today it SOLD AT $20,939. First owner was a Dutch Citroën collector, who never intended to use it. The burgundy/black version is the most common of this last iteration of the Citroën 2CV. For a short period, a yellow/black version was also on the market, and this is the most rare. It was succeeded by a gray version. Finding a 2CV in new condition is exceptional; never- Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe theless, it sold 25% under its low estimation. Slightly well bought. GERMAN Date sold: 07/03/2019 eBay auction ID: 173946074467 Seller’s eBay ID: indigoautogroup Sale type: Used car with 940 miles VIN: SCA665C55KUX87155 Details: Black over black/red leather; 6.6-L twinturbocharged V12 rated at 624 hp and 605 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $333,981, 1 bid, sf 68 MSRP: $320,500 (base) Other current offering: Dimmitt Automotive Group of Pinellas Park, FL, asking $374,475 for a 2019 Wraith coupe in white over Seashell leather, with 661 miles. 2019 Lamborghini Urus SUV #12-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210425500065. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 32,899 km. Very early example, sold new in New York. Early history unknown; current owner bought it in 2006. It has been completely restored since, including a complete engine and gearbox rebuild, with invoices in excess of $90k. Paint good. Soft top recently replaced. Leather interior looks fairly new, with holes for headrests in the seats. Becker Mexico radio. Electric power steering fitted. Original steering wheel and column are with the car, together with wind breaker and leather trunk to be fitted on the boot. Older Michelin tires. Much documentation, including FIVA card and Belgian registration. Cond: 3+. a Beetle chassis. Minimal comfort and performance. A lot of work ahead, and what for? Low estimate proved very optimistic, as it sold for half the price. Still, reasonable to me. #33-1959 BMW 507 Series II convert- ible. S/N 70223. Blue/black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 72,109 km. Total restoration carried out at the end of last century included a change of color scheme. Still in excellent condition throughout. Straight panels, excellent chrome. Beige Connolly leather interior spotless. Becker Mexico radio. Assorted luggage set. Chromed Rudge wheels are a later addition. New Michelin Pilot X1 tires. Engine bay in line with rest of car, but the engine is not the original unit—it’s a later 3.2. New exhaust system. German registration, restoration documentation, BMW certificate and valuation reports. Cond: 2. Bonhams Chantilly, FRA Date sold: 07/07/2019 eBay auction ID: 283517654518 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghinila Sale type: Used car with 8,477 miles VIN: ZPBUA1ZL4KLA00823 Details: Giallo Auge over Nero Ade leather; 4.0-L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 641 hp and 626 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $222,998, Buy It Now, sf 1 MSRP: $200,000 (base) Other current offering: In Costa Mesa, CA, Lamborghini Newport Beach selling a 5,109-mile 2019 Urus in Blu Astraeus over Nero Ade/Terra Efire leather, for $249,888. 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe SOLD AT $108,622. Over the past 10 years, really a lot has been replaced and renewed on this car. The vendor has used it regularly for international rallies, so one can assume the car is in good condition. Surely no show stopper, but a better-than-average 190SL. With three bidders in the room, it sold just over low estimate. Fair both ways. #2-1956 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER microbus. S/N 20138061. Blue/ gray vinyl. Odo: 1,611 km. Hastily repainted with some dripping and orange peel. Patchwork in the cargo space with many dents in the floor. Loading doors at both sides is a rare feature. Minimal interior fair. Different tires front and aft. Engine bay dusty. Due for a technical overhaul, according to the auctioneer. French carte grise. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $1,820,800. 507s are among the most praised post-war classics. They are rare—253 built—and beautiful, and they have achieved blue-chip status since the 2008 financial crash. When they come to market, they inevitably set high hopes. They often achieve more than $2 million, the record being $5,012,433 achieved by the very original exJohn Surtees 507 at the Bonhams Goodwood sale in July last year (SCM# 6874843). This was potentially the most expensive lot at the Chantilly sale, but it fell 10% short of the—in my opinion—optimistic reserve, considering that it had a replacement engine of younger vintage. #29-1960 PORSCHE 356B T5 Super Date sold: 07/18/2019 eBay auction ID: 283552329055 Seller’s eBay ID: motorcars.of.jackson Sale type: Used car with 3,015 miles VIN: WP0AC2A92JS176543 Details: Chalk over black leather/Alcantara; 4.0-L H6 rated at 500 hp and 339 ft-lb, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $193,900, Buy It Now, sf 322 MSRP: $192,275 (as equipped) Other current offering: Cleveland Motorsports in North Olmsted, OH, offering a Voodoo Blue over black leather 2018 911 GT3 with 1,011 miles, for $209,991. ♦ 140 cabriolet. S/N 154385. Slate Gray/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 1,049 km. High-level restoration. Excellent panel fit and shut lines. Paint and brightwork to the highest standards. 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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA the extra power. New Vredesteins. Comes with Belgian registration, Certificate of Authenticity and condition report. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,283. On presenting this car, auctioneer Malcolm Barber called this a fabulous offer, and rightfully so. It had all the right bits and some extra power, but with respect for the original. The lower estimation of $148k looked easily attainable, yet the hammer fell much earlier, some 17% below the reserve. To my surprise, the car was declared sold. Excellent news for the last bidder. #28-1962 PORSCHE 356B T6 Super 90 coupe. S/N 211549. Ruby Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,994 km. Delivered new to TV actor Simon Scott in California. Restoration carried out 2012–15 including new floor, new fuel tank, new upholstery, etc., together with routine maintenance. Excellent, both inside and out. Only the door handles look original. Good panel fit. External gas filler. Nicely redone interior, black vinyl upholstery and new carpets. Original engine very clean. New Vredestein Sprint tires. Original handbooks, catalog, etc. Belgian registration and safety-inspection documents. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. original manuals, etc. Original mileage, odometer went round once. Belgian papers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,226. My favorite of this sale. An absolutely charming and very original automobile. Bosch fuel injection gives it a substantial hike in torque at a lower engine speed, which adds to the driving enjoyment. The low estimation of $85,500 was very close to SCM’s median value in the latest edition of the Pocket Price Guide. This one sold mid-estimate, but considering its state, buyer got a very nice value. #41-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba microbus. S/N 245122891. White & red/white canvas/gray cloth. Odo: 52,798 km. The current vendor acquired this Samba in 2014 and embarked on a comprehensive restoration of…everything. Result is a better-than-new Volkswagen Type 2. Original color scheme. All trim bits excellent. Optional sun roof. Excellent interior reupholstered with great attention to detail. Original engine rebuilt and perfectly detailed. New Michelins. Underbody immaculate, showing little-to-no road use. Original documentation and service booklet. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $182,080. A classic from the day it was presented. The perfect roadster, with sufficient power and the right amount of nostalgia built in. There were only 5,703 built. They are much in demand; almost a fundamental ingredient for every auction these days. Many sell well north of $200k, with the priceguide median at $198k. Not this time, to my surprise, staying 10% under its low estimation. Seller was right not to let go. ITALIAN SOLD AT $70,670. A no-stories 356B with correct Super 90 engine. Looked very sound, and new interior was certainly a plus. SCM’s median value is $81,500, but prices for these Porsches are a bit under pressure lately. This, being better than average, sold just over its low estimation of $68,250. Really good value. #23-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB convertible. S/N 11102312040134. Blue/blue canvas/red leather. Odo: 456 km. Presented in largely original condition, only partly resprayed. Straight panels, good shut lines, brightwork in good condition. Original interior with some refurbishments on front seats. White steering wheel adds to the period charm. Three-point safety belts. Original Becker Grand Prix radio. Blue soft top might be replacement. Mechanical overhaul in 2005, some 10,000 km ago. Engine bay clean, no visible leakages. Older BFGoodrich whitewalls. Well-documented-full-history logbook, #16-1947 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Sport convertible. S/N 915335. Gray/red canvas/ burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 41,338 km. Huge 4-seater convertible with a front end that seems to come from another car. Older restoration with much attention to detail holding up very well. Good panel fit and paint with the right amount of patina. Red canvas top fairly new. Quite stunning interior with special steering wheel and what must be one of the earliest onboard “computers,” a square glass panel informing the driver in four languages via lights about indicators, handbrake, etc. Condor Cyclone radio of the same form at the other end of the dash. Leather upholstery and carpeting very good. Engine clean but not perfect. Major overhaul some 10 years and 2,000 km ago. Italian registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $117,783. The auction catalog mentions that some $190k has been spent on this restoration, which I find hard to believe, but on the other hand, the result is stunning in every respect. This is a 21-window bus; there are also a few 23-window Sambas around. The most expensive in the SCM database was sold by RM Sotheby’s in New York December 2017 for $185k (SCM #6853712). This one sold $4,000 over its low estimate. Well bought, I’d say. That is, if you can live with minimal performance and comfort. #6-2006 BMW Z8 Roadster. S/N WBAE- J11041AF79478. Topaz Blue Metallic/black canvas, blue hard top/black leather. Odo: 21,000 km. European-spec car delivered new to Panama for an exhibition in Cuba, then sold in Canada. Factory hard top. Overall in good condition, with some signs of usage. Topaz Blue Metallic color is certainly a plus. Wellkept interior, but seat leather looked too shiny for indicated mileage to me. Engine bay a bit dusty. Invoices of recent extensive servicing carried out in Ontario earlier this year. Canadian registration means local import taxes due. Cond: 2-. October 2019 SOLD AT $238,980. The car that really stood out at this sale. One of two; the other is in the famous Lopresto Collection. Some people liked it, most didn’t: There is often a good reason for the fact that only one or two special bodies are built. Yes, it has a whale-like appearance. More often than not, I have witnessed that one-offs—mostly Italians from the ‘50s—don’t command high prices. At first, there was quite some interest, but it evaporated quickly. The final online bid was all the money, in my opinion. Listed as sold at this price in the results post-sale. #9-1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. S/N AR1020401128. Gunmetal gray/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 48,827 km. Originally 141


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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA red, delivered new in New York. Comprehensive restoration of both body and mechanicals just finished. Shut gaps and panel fit excellent. All brightwork looks newly rechromed. Paintwork with orange peel in places. Everything was restored when possible and replaced when necessary. New vinyl interior looks too plastic to be good. Period-looking radio. Nicely detailed engine bay. Borrani wires shod with recent Michelin tires. Cond: 2-. with all brightwork rechromed. Plastic licenseplate holder. New soft top. New vinyl interior, unfortunately with hideous red piping. Original gauges yellowish. Original plastic steering wheel. Engine said to be fully rebuilt. Engine compartment clean but not fully detailed. Unfortunately, no bills of the work available. Described as driving very well. Swiss papers, meaning some 6% extra taxes due. Cond: 2-. acquired it in 2014. Sound-looking body not in top shape. Good gaps. Paint a bit dull. Window surrounds speckled. Bumper chrome looks fairly new. Nice dash with plasticrimmed Nardi steering wheel. Beautifully patinated blue leather interior. Engine bay dusty. Engine runs but would benefit from some attention, as the car has been standing still for five years. ANSA exhaust still with stickers on it. Borrani wires with fairly good Pirelli Cinturatos. French carte grise. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $125,180. Attractive-yet-sober body styled by Touring. Compared to other Italian convertibles of the era, these Alfas are generally underrated. This one looked good from a distance. Bidding was very slow. I’m amazed that it sold in the end for more than lower estimation. #5-1960 LANCIA FLAMINIA GT con- vertible. S/N 824041176. Blue/black canvas/ beige leather. Odo: 62,354 km. Said to have been completely restored over a 13-year period, but not to the highest standards. Paint looks dull and orange-peely. Panels overall okay, with fairly good shut lines. Chrome fair. Wiper scratches on front screen. New soft top. Steel rims in body color, should be beige. Seats newly retrimmed in beige leather. Chrome of seat hinges badly corroded. Blue carpeting. Wood-rimmed Lancia steering wheel. Non-period Panasonic radio. Engine bay fairly clean, non-original but overhauled engine. Exhausts look of recent date. Older Michelin tires. Detailed invoices of the restoration. French carte grise. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $59,176. Hard to fault, as restoration was carried out in Portugal and the Portuguese have an excellent reputation in Europe for body restorations. Generally excellent work for affordable prices. These 101-series Spider Normales have a median value of $59,500 in the price guide. Just a few dollars more than where the bidding stopped. I would have accepted the bid, considering this is the net price without almost 20% on commission and taxes. The Swiss have a reputation to defend, don’t they? #30-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR1012000551. Burgundy/red vinyl. Odo: 24,015 km. Recent restoration in Switzerland; car has seen little use since its completion. Straight panels, excellent fit. Excellent paint and brightwork, and good shut lines. Scratches on windshield as usual—never seen one without. Interior of vinyl/cloth as-new, in matching burgundy with gray piping. New carpeting. Beautiful gauges with clear glass. Wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel. Believed to be the only one with electric windows. Nicely detailed engine bay. New stainless-steel exhaust. Rims and hubcaps look as-new, with new Vredesteins. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $102,079. One of 591 Sebrings built, most of which had a Vignale body like this one. Stylish and with ample power and modern features such as 4-wheel disc brakes, 5-speed gearbox and Lucas mechanical injection. A car with some needs, but a driver that can be enjoyed immediately. Valuation was very low, with lower estimation at $68,500, compared to a median of $212k in the price guide. The only car at this sale selling for its high estimation. Even then, I’d call this extremely well bought. #20-1965 FIAT 500 Élégance beach car. S/N 0872263. White & blue/blue vinyl/brown wicker. Odo: 3,658 km. Restored some 10 years ago and still looking fresh. Nice twotone body with lots of woodwork—like the bumper running right around the car. Straight panels. Blue vinyl top looks a bit cheap compared to the rest of the car. Wicker seats were refurbished some 10 years ago. Plastic woodimitation steering wheel. Minimal Fiat 500 instrumentation. Nice original hubcaps with good tires. Engine bay clean and well cared for. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $104,696. Successor of the ground-breaking Aurelia, but not half as sporty. A 1960 Flaminia should have a 2.5-L engine, not a 3-carb 2.8 (fitted in ’72, according to the catalog). Looks like a decent driver, but most of the restoration work would benefit form a redo. Considering this, highest bid looked very close to reality, but seller decided otherwise. #22-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N AR169591. Red/black canvas/ black vinyl. Odo: 50,854 km. Out of a recent and comprehensive restoration. Straight panels and good shut lines. Impeccable paint job, 142 SOLD AT $99,461. Very attractive and elegant Bertone-bodied car, presented as being in near-concours condition. Nice color combo. Sprint Speciales are a common sight at the sales I attend. Estimation was rather conservative, but they rarely reach the $100k mark. This one nearly did, even if bidding was going very slowly. It sold to a telephone bidder just over mid-estimate. Fair both ways. #39-1964 MASERATI SEBRING Series I coupe. S/N 10101975. Red/ blue leather. Odo: 54,648 km. Older restoration. Never used by last proprietor, who BEST BUY SOLD AT $96,844. One-off that was presented at the Turin Auto show in 1965 and featured on the cover of Auto Italiana covering the event. 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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA #34-1973 INTERMECCANICA INDRA fastback. S/N 100025414. Red/black leather. Number 25 of 27 built. Delivered new in Italy. Originally green, repainted recently in red. Body overall in good condition. Aftermarket 15-inch alloys replace original 14-inch ones. Vredestein tires front, Pirelli aft. Interior shows age, but still presentable. Equipped with power steering, a/c and electric windows. Chevrolet V8 and TH400 automatic transmission. Engine bay in used condition. Came to Chantilly from England under its own power but on entering the domain, the cobblestones took their toll, damaging both exhaust and starter motor, expenses to be paid by the seller. U.K. V5. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. leather. Odo: 67,727 km. Body looks very straight for a polyester shell, with no visible cracks. Said to have been refurbished recently. Paint in excellent condition. Very good shut lines. Leather interior in good condition, as are dashboard and carpets. Blaupunkt radio. Engine bay clean. Recent major service included clutch, suspension, brake discs, exhaust system, ignition and electrics. Older Michelin XWX tires. Comes with service books, manuals and all-important Ferrari Classiche certification. Belgian papers. Cond: 3+. Equipped with factory a/c, electric windows and mirrors. Blaupunkt radio-cassette. Welldetailed engine bay. Fairly new Michelin TRX rubbers. Belgian registration, original documents and tool roll. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,731. Built in Italy by Frank Reisner, who also built the Apollo GT and the Omega. The combination of Italian style and American muscle has a certain appeal. On top of that, this model has true 1970s charisma. And it has the reputation of being very pleasant to drive, too. Nearly all Intermeccanicas in the SCM database are convertibles, so this fastback is a rare bird indeed. Sold 25% below its lower estimation. The seller is probably still cursing the fact that he offered it at no reserve. #15-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetroresina coupe. S/N F106AB18889. Red/black NOT SOLD AT $145,664. The early 308 GTBs had a fiberglass body, which was light and not prone to corrosion. 712 of these were built before Ferrari switched to steel. These Vetroresinas normally command a considerably higher price than later 308s. With a reserve set close to SCM’s median price of $175k, everything looked set, but bidding never came close. #35-1983 FERRARI 308 GTS QV Spi- der. S/N ZFFLA13S000045673. White/black polyester/white leather. Odo: 39,228 km. Original low-mileage car. Came out of the Ferrari factory in Bianco Ferrari but was resprayed in red by the Swiss dealer who bought it originally, as it remained unsold. The current seller—an SCMer and true Ferrari man—returned it to its original color, for the sake of originality. In excellent condition throughout. Cream leather interior is still perfect. SOLD AT $83,757. An unmolested, little-used example in a very rare but surely not the most popular color combination. Last-of-the-line 308 model with desirable Quattrovalvole engine. Median price in the price guide is $66k, but the pristine condition here is worth a few extra bucks. Sold mid-estimate, which is fair both ways. The seller was happy with the result. AMERICAN #21-1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 roadster. S/N CSX3276. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 2,564 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Only 260 427-powered street Cobras were built between 1965 and 1967, and they were only sold in the American market. This one was invoiced in New Jersey in October 1966. By the early 1970s it had been exported to Germany, where it has resided ever since. By the late ’70s, it had been fitted with 7.5x9.5 Halibrands, chrome sidepipes, chrome roll bar, competition fuel cap and a hood scoop. Round taillights were replaced by earlier rectangular units after some minor damage at rear. Original color scheme. Straight with excellent paint and chrome. Original interior with nicely patinated leather seats. Beautiful dash and woodrimmed steering wheel. Chrome of roll bar and sidepipes now painted black. Well-documented history file. German registration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $796,600. One of the star lots of this sale. It is always reassuring to find a well-documented Cobra, with so many replicas and continuations around. On top of that, it is an ultimate-specs example. The price guide values such a Cobra at a $1.1m median value. Reserve set at $967k. There was a short battle between the room and the phone, but that stopped almost 20% south of the reserve. © 144 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #F184-1949 NUFFIELD OXFORD Lon- don Taxi. S/N TXA1635. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 50,844 km. Excellentlooking vintage taxi that the owners have named “Oliver.” Said to be one of three 1949 Series II Nuffield cabs built. Black paint looks great from 10 feet but with messy application of paint on body seams on closer look. Rearwindow glass starting to delaminate. Black steel wheels with simple chrome hubcaps all in good shape. One driver’s seat up front with a bench in the rear and two fold-down jump seats in excellent shape. Driver partition and other taxi-specific equipment still in place. Cond: 3+. T-tops and a turbo for less than $7k — 1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo coupe, sold for $6,875 at Mecum Portland MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Portland, OR Date: June 21–22, 2019 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis Automotive lots sold/offered: 252/416 Sales rate: 61% Sales total: $6,625,740 High sale: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback, sold at $275,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Chad Taylor and Jim Pickering TWIN CITIES AUCTIONS Location: St. Paul, MN Date: June 22, 2019 Auctioneers: Gary Dehler, Kurt Warner Automotive lots sold/offered: 74/119 Sales rate: 62% Sales total: $1,532,758 High sale: 1968 Shelby GT500 fastback, sold at $108,000 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson CARLISLE AUCTIONS Location: Carlisle, PA Date: June 22, 2019 Auctioneers: Adcock Brothers Automotive lots sold/offered: 46/158 Sales rate: 29% Sales total: $722,678 High sale: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 coupe, sold at $60,990 Buyer’s premium: 7%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal SOLD AT $15,400. A great novelty piece with the added bonus of the vintage-taxi accoutrements accounted for. This cab was last seen at Silver Auctions’ August 2017 Spokane sale, where it sold for $8,250 (SCM# 6846368). The reporter at that auction stated it had benefited from a recent respray but the interior was original. It looks the same today with great patina. Owner realized a $7k jump over the past two years. Not too shabby for an old taxi. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #121-1950 JAGUAR MK V 3-position drophead coupe. S/N 719053. Black/black cloth/red leather. Unable to locate a chassis number to verify what’s on the title. Older restoration—still presentable. Rusty, scruffy undercarriage; certainly wasn’t a proper frame-off restoration. Good paint when applied, but now has a few edge chips. Enough light dents on the top of hood to make one wonder if it got caught out in a hailstorm. Can’t use that as an excuse for rear-bumper filler panel; it’s just paint over wavy spot welds—like the flanks of a Land Rover. Fitted with chromed trafficators as well as turn signals. Well-fitted replacement top. Good job Sold for just under the SCM Pocket Price Guide median — 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 convertible, sold for $46,010 at Carlisle 146 Sports Car Market


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Roundup of reupholstering the interior, now with slight wear on seat bottoms only. Woodwork also quite good, with authentic oiled finish but some light cracking along windshield base. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. The Mark V was the first Jag to be sold in North America with turn-signal lights, so I find it odd that they still dallied around with trafficators, too. Then again, this was more of an older cosmetic rehash that’s at that point where it’s too nice to take it apart and do a proper restoration, yet too rough in places to even think about putting it in a judged show—including People’s Choice. Realistically bid here, considering that the next-oldest Jag offered here was 49 years its junior. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #S201-1958 MORRIS MINOR pickup. S/N 0FB477608. Dove gray/red vinyl. Odo: 36 miles. Restored quarter-ton English pickup with well-applied paint. Slight polishing scratches. Chrome blemish-free. Simple metal hubcaps over red-painted steel wheels. Upgraded 1,275-cc engine with twin SU carbs tucked neatly underhood. Driver’s door alignment slightly off as the top corner catches on the sill. Expertly installed red interior is a nice contrast to the gray paint. Added canvas top over truck bed. Cond: 2. inspection on hand that proves this was what it claimed to be was a big bonus here. Additionally, there weren’t many black-over-red Tigers built, so that helped as well. For its condition and configuration, I’d have to call this a fantastic buy at the price paid. Under the money for a nice Tiger—and even more so considering the color combination. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #F170-1969 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN4U72136G. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 48,706 miles. Old, cracking paint over decent hit-free body. Bumpers scuffed both front and rear, other trim worn but still in good overall condition. Old painted wire wheels show their age. Fitted with new carpet and said to have new tonneau cover as well. Fitted with roll bar and luggage rack. Said to have been in same-family ownership since the early 1990s. An old, honest driver. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,300. Great-looking miniature pickup that was previously seen at BarrettJackson Scottsdale 2019, where it sold in this condition for $22k (SCM# 6892796). First ran here in Portland on Friday and went unsold for a high bid of $17,000. Re-ran on Saturday, when it was let go for $14,300. Seller took a substantial hit after only six months of ownership (even day to day). Must be hard to sell a toy pickup in the same place you can buy a C10 for the same money. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S79-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I convertible. S/N B9472278. Black/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 317 miles. Black paint shows a few water spots but otherwise looks great. Nice chrome and trim, wide panel gap at trunk lid. Very clean interior and engine compartment. Said to be inspected and validated by STOA (Sunbeam Tigers Owners Association) and has a Certificate of Authenticity. Claimed to have had $20k spent on restoration with receipts to back it up. Comes with new canvas soft top and hard top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $63,250. It isn’t easy to make an Alpine into a Tiger, but it has been done, so having an October 2019 NOT SOLD AT $6,000. I didn’t get the sense that anything was being hidden here, which is pretty much exactly what you should want when buying an older collector car. Midgets don’t offer a lot of space inside for taller drivers, and that tends to limit the U.S. buying pool slightly. Setting this one right would require a complete restoration, but to what end? To me, leaving this alone would be the best bet—but this bid was all the money considering the condition. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #F94.1-1969 LOTUS EUROPA S2 Fed- eral coupe. S/N 652241. Bahama Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 47,187 miles. Fully restored example. Well-applied Bahama Yellow paint with very minor orange peel in a couple of spots, most notably below the headlights. 147


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Roundup Bumpers have been rechromed and look perfect, as does rest of trim and glass. Sporting 15-inch, charcoal-gray Minilite-style wheels. Rebuilt Renault engine tucked in clean and tidy engine compartment. Freshly upholstered seats are well done. Wood appliqué dash free of cracks. Aftermarket stereo installed. Cond: 2-. agree, as this came in well over the $7,500 median in the price guide and is only one of a few breaking into five figures. No harm done, and buyer got a cheap entry into open-air motoring. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #55-1977 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SOLD AT $33,000. A carefully restored Lotus that has been to a few auctions, with three previous listing in the Platinum Auction Database. It was first sold at Barrett-Jackson’s 2018 Vegas sale for $23,100 (SCM# 6883356). Then went unsold at McCormick’s Spring auction in 2018 (SCM# 6884170) and Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale sale earlier this year (SCM# 6891117), with high bids of $26k and $27,500, respectively. Although this Europa has been bid well over the $18k median in the SCM Pocket Price Guide consistently, the owner wanted more. They got it in Portland. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S159.1-1973 MG MIDGET Mk III con- vertible. S/N GAN5UD138432G. Red/black canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 40,808 miles. Said to be fully restored. Bright paint presents well other than polishing scratches and rust bubble on right side of hood. Chrome bumpers have significant scuffing. Window trim dull from weather and rubber seals cracking. Blackpainted wheels with chrome rings add nice contrast to the red. Engine bay clean and tidy, sporting upgraded ignition components. Tan seats clean and damage-free. Carpet a little dingy. Glass from rear-view mirror missing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,720. Stated that everything on the car works, but as it’s a 1970s Rolls that’s located in the Upper Midwest, give it a bit of time and something’s bound to go wonky. Bidding opened at $5k and progressed leisurely until it hit the $9k reserve—likely with a sigh of relief from the consignor—and was hammered sold. You could do a lot worse for what was spent than this example if you really have a jones for these. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #122-1983 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SOLD AT $10,175. Clean little MG with a restoration now showing its age. The 1,275-cc engine with twin SUs should provide plenty of oomph for fun driving. Plus, you can keep it running forever, as 95% of British cars from this era seem to use the same engine. This Midget has been used, but not to the point of scaring me away from it. Buyers seemed to 148 SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN42A8DCX07381. Silver/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 10,253 miles. Stated that the 10,253 indicated miles are actual since new, and that car is essentially original. Excellent original paint. Nice original brightwork, with slightly muted chrome and stainless lightly polished in recent years. Bank-vault door fit, with good gaps. Gainey Ranch gate decal on original windshield. Slight weathering of original roof vinyl, but still shows very well. Original Blaupunkt Washington AM/FM/cassette stereo. Interior wood in excellent condition. Seats still off-gas a bit of that Connolly leather smell after 36 years. Driver’s seat bottom shows some light wear, as do floor mats. Engine bay is very clean and somewhat detailed, with new belts and hoses. R134a fittings on converted a/c. Newer SUV tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,950. A Rolls-Rover? How about Range-Royce? Yeah, I know, it’s a Bentley. Or is it? This thing left more than a few bidders scratching their heads, wondering just what exactly they were looking at. The seller mentioned that he thought he could do well assuming buyers who knew the car were in the room—but that was a pretty tall order in Portland. With previous concours appearances and celebrity ownership in its past, this wasn’t a bad buy—especially if the new owner ever takes it back home for another sale where it might be better known. In the meantime, as the seller pointed out, it’s a Bentley underneath, and it drives as such. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. Sports Car Market WRAITH II sedan. S/N LRF30237. Gold/ light tan/brown leather. Odo: 84,371 miles. Decent base/clear repaint done in recent years, apart from some light masking lines on the vent window and windshield gaskets. However, they could’ve done a better job of prep work on the decklid. Good original brightwork. Plastic rear bumper extensions wing out from the rear fenders on both sides. Okay door fit. Rattle-can black used more than soap and water on portions of engine bay. Light-to-moderate driver’s side seat outboard bolster wrinkling and wear, all other seating positions are in like-new condition and quite supple. Driver’s seat-belt retractor pretty much does whatever it wants to. Light edge cracking on the wood varnish. 1980s-era Blaupunkt AM/FM/cassette deck. Older Michelin radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,440. While I tend to favor the Bentley Turbo R, the Rolls on this SZ platform of the 1980s always looked much better than the previous generation to me. It certainly has a more professional business look to it than the gaudy and rich Beverly Hills look before it. Last seen here three years ago, not selling against a bid of $26k (SCM# 6803491). While an Iowa title may give one pause on whether it’s been regularly serviced, the low miles and general aura of being not messed with—and better prepped and detailed for this trip across the block—make this one of the few examples of one that’s worth getting if this is an itch you’ve been meaning to scratch. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #F179-1983 BENTLEY MULSANNE Turbo sedan. S/N SABTVR03718350032. Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 30,000 miles. A compilation of 11 different cars built on a Bentley chassis. Engine and chassis is Mulsanne, headlights and taillights are Range Rover/Land Rover, roof glass is Mercedes, interior is Volvo. Known as “Mentally Insane,” this was apparently built by Andy Saunders. Later sold to Chris Evans in the U.K., who then showed it around and drove it 30,000 miles. Body shows well, with nice blue paint and good panel alignment. Interior looks well placed—hard to tell if it’s from a different car. Claimed voted Car of the Month by the Rolls-Royce Bentley Owners Club, but not specific as to when. Cond: 2-.


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Roundup GERMAN #S151.1-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212018285. Silver/black leather. Odo: 23,114 miles. Claimed to be two owners from new. Fresh repaint looks recent; bubbling at the base of windshield and flaking on hood are only major flaws. Scratches, scuff marks on front bumper; scratches, fisheyes on rear. Driver’s rubber window sealing coming undone. West VA inspection sticker on windshield expired Dec. ’00. Left front and right rear wheels scuffed. Undercarriage grubby, especially on driver’s side. Seats worn in, a little too much sagging. Top of dash shows serious fading. Newer Pioneer sound system. Driver’s chrome door lock pitted. Clean carpets, passenger’s is ripped. Headliner stained with multiple brown spots. Trunk liner ripped. Grimy engine bay looks all original. In a personal collection for the past 20 years. Cond: 2. bay well presented. Cond: 3+. on left rear fender that has a dull finish on the top surface. Glass and limited amount of chrome trim are in excellent shape, as is rubber on large safety bumpers. Wheels appear to have been washed with a chemical that dulled the finish and left discernible marks where it dripped down the wheel face. Engine compartment is clean but not detailed. Black interior is tidy and well worn but not thrashed or abused. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,066. Not a bad car, just not a great one, with nothing special to distinguish it from all those that have made their way to the auction block. Seller unloaded it at a significant discount from market, which I thought was too steep, even in its condition, but buyer benefited. Well bought. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. SOLD AT $32,100. A very nice Pagoda in a classic color scheme that looked excellent under the lights of the Expo Center. The auto was a downer, but new owner would be wise to spruce up the undercarriage, interior and engine compartment to enhance its value to prospective bidders. And it wouldn’t cost a lot to do it. This made an appearance at auction less than a month before Carlisle at RM’s Spring Auburn sale, where it was a no-sale at $32k (SCM# 6906731). The quick flip didn’t pan out, suggesting that this may be the marketcorrect price for 230SLs in popular colors and in this condition. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S170-1969 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 119104872. Savanna Beige/ nut brown vinyl. Odo: 58,053 miles. Restored seven years ago with new paint, interior and rebuilt engine. Claimed to have traveled 15k miles since, which has exacted an aesthetic price. Blotchy paint on front fenders, looks like a different shade than that on the trunk. Ditto the streaks on left rear fender, which are a different color than rest of body. Paint bubbles at cowl and on right drip rail. A few small chips on trunk. Handle doesn’t open driver’s door easily. Gaps in rubber enveloping right front turn signal. Very clean, well-laid-out interior. Seats give a wee bit too much, but it’s subjective. Nice brown carpeting. White paint spots on driver’s door lining. Driver’s window lever broken. Clean door jambs, dash. Spare in messy trunk, a chaos of wires exposed. Engine 150 NOT SOLD AT $5,000. This was the last year of modest bumpers on U.S.-spec cars, before the federally mandated guard rails from 1974 on. With rhinestone-studded licenseplate frames, the consignor must have thought this was pretty special—especially since this generous-enough offer wasn’t taken. Give it a year or two and the $5k offered will be more like the estimate to shoot for. At least they’ve been keeping it basically road worthy with the recent brake work, so it may not all collapse on them at once. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #F92-1976 PORSCHE 912E coupe. S/N 9126001821. Light yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 30,670 miles. Major inconsistencies in paint finish, with orange peel throughout—worst is #53-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412008914. Ivory/ Ivory hard top/red MB-Tex. Odo: 143,920 miles. Hard top only—claimed to have never had a soft top. Average-grade repaint done in 2014. Original chrome is decent enough, with scattered scuffing on a few alloy and stainless pieces. Doors need more of an assertive effort to latch properly than expected from one of these. Hood gap is wide at the cowl, but okay everywhere else. Smells like oil smoke around the front of the car after it’s been running for a while. Heavy fading and dye loss on outboard bolsters of seats. Half of plastic seat-hinge trim missing. Overlay on dashpad. Rear parcel trim is coming loose. Folk-art wooden double cup holder in the back of the center console. New brake lines and hoses on a grubby undercarriage. Economy-grade radials. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. The 4-cylinder 912 returned for 1976 as the 912E, with 2,099 produced. Kind of an interim model between the tired 914 and not-yet-finished 924. A measly 86 horsepower was nothing to write home about. The current price guide value for a 912E is $32,500—almost $15k behind the 1966 to 1969 model. The high bid of $22k was light for this car despite its condition. Some time spent addressing the paint flaws would help improve that number for next time. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S178-1978 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412044667. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 77,684 miles. One owner since 1982. Presented with hard top; also has soft top, but it’s not at venue (I’m guessing it’s black canvas). Paint visibly fading on hood. Chip on hood, chips at right front fender and on trunk. A few blisters on trunk as well. Scratches and nicks on front bumper, a bunch of scratches on rear one. Scuffing along left drip rail. Windshield has a permanent streak. Interior has nice patina. Seats show minimal wear, and then you sit down and experience the sag. Visors bunching. Good wood trim. Clean carpets. Appears to be a car cover and cleaning rags in clean trunk. Docs include owner’s manual and other booklets. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. The 450SL has seen a recent increase in value to the high-teens/ low-twenties range. The price guide pegs the median value at $8.5k, but nicer examples are definitely getting high prices. This one was in very good condition and should’ve been riding Sports Car Market


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Roundup the wave of other low-five-digit examples, but it was not to be. Bidding stopped at this low price and went no further. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #94-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592002041. Silver/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 14,607 miles. Stated that the 14,607 miles and the car in general are original. Recent work includes five new brake cylinders, brake hoses, fuel tank, battery and tires. Great mostly original paint, with a few light road-debris chips on the leading edge of the trunk lid. Left front fender shows masking from a respray. Good chrome. Original door and glass rubber is supple and not dried out. Dust and light soiling embedded in the original embossed interior vinyl. Dealer-accessory Blaupunkt AM radio, aftermarket wrapped steering-wheel cover and Bug floor mats. Generally clean and stock motor, with dull alloy castings. Heater hoses are getting frayed. Wheels have flash rust where paint was disturbed—especially on edges and ID stampings. Cond: 2-. sirable result next time. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #F186-1990 PORSCHE 944 S2 cabriolet. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Another 10-foot special. Looks to be a great 911 until you get close. While not horrible, the orange-peel finish is a big turnoff, but not nearly as much as the reptilian interior. Red and black seats almost work with the Guards Red exterior, but the material used makes it look cheap. Plus, their overstuffed appearance looks less Porsche and more 1970s Cadillac Barcalounger. Median value is $30,500 in the price guide and, even with its flaws, this 911 should have brought a little more. Better luck next time. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S136-1986 PORSCHE 944 Turbo SOLD AT $19,980. Considering that the majority of Beetle convertibles that were bought in 1979 were done as “instant collectibles”— the final year of not just the Beetle in the U.S. but also as a drop top—it’s not that difficult to find these in minty shape with low miles. This two-owner example strikes a good balance between minimal miles and being kept up enough to stay limber over frozen in time but needy from sitting unused. Had it not had paintwork on the left front fender, I’d have called this market correct. Owner number three paid a premium, but if they continue on the same path as the last owner, they’ll have a nice summer-day cruiser that in the long run will probably sell as well as it did today. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #F116-1984 PORSCHE 911 Carrera cab- riolet. S/N WP0EB0910ES170088. Guards Red/black canvas/black & red vinyl. Odo: 85,132 miles. Paint has orange-peel finish on most surfaces. Rubber and plastic exterior trim without obvious flaw. Windows have been tinted. New tires and wheels with black centers and anodized outer rim. Engine compartment is tidy but not detailed, and is fitted with stock components. Aftermarket stereo installed. Bucket seats look overstuffed and are finished with black and red vinyl, trimmed in red piping. Red inserts have a slight snakeskin texture. Matching black tonneau with red piping. Top stowed, unable to inspect. Cond: 3. 152 NOT SOLD AT $6,000. Far from perfect, but very respectable for a nearly 200k-mile car. I don’t think it would take a lot to repair all the small stuff. A $14k median value, according to the price guide. This one didn’t even come close, which wasn’t a justified result despite its scruffy cosmetics. Its recent belt service and accompanying receipts should’ve allayed bidders’ nerves. So maybe $14k was a stretch, but another couple of grand would’ve been reasonable. Seller did the right thing by taking it home, but should address the cosmetics to improve his chances of achieving a more de- Sports Car Market coupe. S/N WP0AA0959GN156678. White/ burgundy leather. Odo: 182,418 miles. Porsche website claims 220 hp, a couple of other online sources come close at 217, but auction description’s 280 is way off. Hood off at left front edge. Small dent at left covered headlight. Paint pops. Crack in driver’s door. Chip on passenger’s door hastily touched up, with visible scratches there, too. Plenty more issues on body. Power sunroof. Goodyear Eagle GTs in front, Goodyear Fierce Instinct ZRs in back. Beefy Magnaflow exhaust. Driver’s seat bottom torn, stuffing is visible, bolsters heavily cracked. Passenger’s seat shows wear, but in better condition than driver’s. Chintzy carbon-fiber inserts in center console, dash as well. Pioneer sound. Sunroof lining torn in two places. Claimed to be off a fresh belt service, receipts included. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. First of all, if your car has clear mask that is so weather-beaten it’s now a different color than it should be, remove it before trying to sell. Few things look worse. This cabriolet has been well used, as can be deduced by the the 150k-mile odometer reading. Mileage and condition keep this in used-car territory rather than modern collectible. The scariest part is the NADA printout with the high retail price of $40k that has been highlighted. The high bid might have been quite surprising for the seller, but this car is worth nowhere near $40k. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S147-1998 BMW M3 convertible. S/N WBSBK0336WEC38421. Silver/black leather. Odo: 125,840 miles. Loads of cosmetic issues: hood shows chips, scratches concentrated on right side, small crack as well. It goes on. Color-matching side cladding surprisingly unmarred considering how close they are to the ground. Soft top has a tear, and claimed to have a recent service. Rear plastic window blotchy and scratched. Windows get caught when opening both doors, suggesting a possible alignment issue. Mostly clean, straight interior. Power Vader seats are very supportive. Driver’s chair heavily creased. Underside S/N WP0CB2940LN480881. Glacier Metallic/ blue canvas/Marine Blue leather. Odo: 153,792 miles. Paint is as you would expect on an older luxury car: scratchy, dull but not horrible. Clear mask behind front wheels and in front of rear is heavily yellowed and cracked. Top down and unable to inspect. Windshield scratched by wipers. Factory wheels damage-free. Bottoms of front seats appear to have been repaired at seams. Aftermarket stereo installed. Printout of NADA values and a Jalopnik article on the S2 cab from 2017, displayed on dash. Cond: 3-.


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Roundup of soft top soiled, bunched up in places. Clean engine bay looks original. Said to be equipped with new Eibach springs, control arms and shocks. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $4,500. It looked good, even up close, but the high miles have taken a toll on this E36, though the new suspension bits should liven it up. The bid was light, but it had needs, and I’m guessing bidders couldn’t get past the high miles and all the little details that called out for attention to make it right. Also possibly deflating bidders’ interest was that, unlike its E30 predecessor, the E36 has a finicky cooling system, which can be a headache if it retained its original plastic cooling components. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. ITALIAN #S214.1-1952 CISITALIA 202 SMM Nu- volari replica Spyder. S/N SC157. Silver/red leather. Open 2-seater, no top. Nice paint with a fair number of scratches, chips, and scuff marks. Small dings on trunk lid and on rear body panel generally. Trunk handle is all scratched up. Dull wire wheels shod with Vredestein tires. As might be expected, functional interior is sparse, with few gauges, knobs. Jaeger gauges. Dual Webers. Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Dirty engine bay. No odometer. Cond: 2. radio in place with stock-mounted equalizer. Sony aftermarket speakers installed. Cond: 3. claimed to be original. Bubbling on right rear bumper. Tiny pockmark at right front headlamp. Minor scuffing on black window frames. Rubber sealing around driver’s door is breaking off. Bull logo at rear along with “25” decal. Body-color-matching rear wing can serve a buffet breakfast. O.Z. Racing phonedial wheels unscuffed, shod with Pirelli P Zeros. Sweet interior reflects low miles. Gauges clear. Alpine sound system. Clean carpets, trunk. No issues with unsoiled engine bay. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. A well-used Pantera that needs serious freshening up if it’s going to be used for anything other than fun Sunday drives. These legendary DeTomasos show up at most auctions, and nice ones are not hard to find. The cheapest examples have been selling for $60k–$80k. This example has many cosmetic needs that likely had buyers questioning its history. So $45k seemed fair given condition. Buyer might be able to get a little more, but that is a serious gamble. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S146-1987 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Sat in a prominent position in the Expo Center, where the auction was held. A nicely presented replica of the real thing that could certainly leave the uninitiated second-guessing. Truth be told, I’ve rarely, if ever, come across any Cisitalia up close, and so I was knocked out to see it at first, but knew there was no way this was the real deal. Now, if I had caught sight of this instead at a Gooding or RM Sotheby’s sale, they would’ve had to place an emergency call to the cardiologist. Shelling out nearly $60k seemed high for what it was. Too bad the seller didn’t take it. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S164-1973 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMS04914. White/black leather. Odo: 33,988 miles. Stated to be one of 277 produced in white. Optioned with a/c and power windows. Paint scratched throughout. Black center stripe has orange-peel finish. Pinstriping worn off in spots. Delta rear wing, rubber bumpers and mirror caps sun-baked. Rust bubbles forming at seam of roof and top of windshield. Campagnolos have inconsistent finish from wheel to wheel and minor curb damage. Interior worn but usable. Blaupunkt October 2019 Veloce convertible. S/N ZARBA558XH1048411. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 78,140 miles. Reserve car. Decent paint looks original, has lots of speckles. Driver’s chrome door handle shows major chip and is heavily scratched, chrome bubbling on passenger’s. Red pinstriping coming undone at driver’s door. Chrome trim surrounding headlamps dull, scratched. Both rear red reflectors cracked. Newer soft top with white stitching fits well, clear plastic window dimpled. New Douglas All-Season front tires, used Guardsmans in back—budget brands both. New exhaust, fuel filter. Interior’s great for a nearly 80k-mile car. Seats nicely worn in. New dash cover. Clarion sound system. All gauges there and legible. Clean carpets. Driver engine compartment. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $285,000. Marcello Gandini penned the Countach, but Horacio Pagani restyled the anniversary car with integrated air intakes, a redone front air dam and side skirts and wide wheel flares. Just under 2,000 total Countaches produced in its lifespan, and 657 anniversary cars like this one—the most of any Countach variant. The centerpiece of the auction, cordoned off from would-be touchers, but not the bevy of admiring eyes glued to its outrageous design and iconic colors. These have come down from their lofty heights just a few years ago and are now trading in the neighborhood of what was bid here. Apparently, the seller wanted more, and, even though it had knockout appeal, I’m not sure a more robust offer is on the horizon to justify the costs of making the auction rounds. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S226.1-2000 FERRARI 360 Modena coupe. S/N ZFFYU51A4Y0121588. Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 33,643 miles. Straight paint, but not flawless. There’s a crack at the right-side air vent on the front bumper, chips on bumper as well. Small chip at edge of right front wheelarch. Flaking, bubbling on driver’s side rocker panel. Hazy headlight covers. A personal nit is that the factory chrome wheels are too shiny, look “blingy.” Tubi exhaust. I could not find any interior issues worth reporting—it’s squeaky clean. Ditto the engine bay, which reflects low miles. Belt service has NOT SOLD AT $4,800. This was a very nice Alfa that was by no means perfect, but didn’t have many faults, either. It’s clearly been used and enjoyed, and it showed. The miles are a bit high, but I think don’t think that was a major turnoff. Interest just didn’t get up to the reserve. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S233.1-1989 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9CA05A2KLA12656. Red/tan leather. Odo: 3,704 km. Owned by Adcock Brothers, this auction’s auctioneers. Incredibly low mileage 153


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Roundup recently been performed, records included with car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. The car looked perfectly fine to me, with a few fixable issues, but someone looking it over at the same time as me claimed to know a lot about these cars and said it wasn’t a good car. He mentioned it being repainted more than once and left it at that, as he didn’t want to elaborate further to be fair to the consignor (and knowing I was a reporter!). Now considered “used cars,” the 2000-model-year 360s have remained steady the past few years, hovering in the mid-$70k zone. This did better than when it last showed up at auction. That was at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in January 2015, where it was a no-sale at $69k (SCM# 263143). Didn’t matter, as it went home unsold. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. JAPANESE #F175-1981 DATSUN 280ZX Turbo coupe. S/N JN1CZ04S3BX602113. Rich Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 75,599 miles. Blue paint is lustrous and mostly blemish-free. Slightly scratchy finish on window trim and metal on bumpers. Rubber bumpers show minor signs of sitting in the sun. Stainless cover on B-pillar is perfect. Rubber seals around t-tops have plenty life remaining. Alloy wheels are in excellent shape. The seat bottom of the driver’s seat is slightly stretched. All other carpet and cloth looks barely touched. Gray plastics have no cracks or discoloration. Cond: 3+. to have been stitched up at seam. Otherwise, interior shows no signs of its 165k mileage. Cond: 3-. AMERICAN #132-1933 OLDSMOBILE SERIES F NOT SOLD AT $4,500. Friends have said I should pick up an MR2 as a fun, cheap daily driver. Kind of a (really) poor man’s 348 Ferrari that would be much easier and cheaper to keep on the road. When is the last time you saw a 165k-mile 348? Despite the high mileage, this looked to be in good shape as long as it runs well. Though I would much rather have the turbo version with 200 horses versus the 130 of this car. The $4,500 high bid is over the current price-guide median. Owner should have accepted and moved on. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S17-1993 TOYOTA SR5 4x4 pickup. S/N JT4VN13G8P5112452. Cardinal Red/ gray cloth. Odo: 131,169 miles. Body free from dents or dings. Paint looks freshly detailed, but no rock chips. All factory graphics intact. Chrome and trim nearly perfect. Stock alloy wheels look almost new and wrapped in fresh BFGoodrich tires. Bed has never seen use or even weather between canopy and rubber mat covering it. Stock engine bay clean but not overly detailed. Minor paint damage where metal strap securing battery is bolted to front support. Interior is as clean as when it was new. Equipped with power windows and sunroof. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,875. This Datsun was incredibly nice, with no real discernible wear. The turbo was the hot trim of the 280ZX that had 180 hp over the base engine’s 145. The automatic transmission is a serious letdown. Z-cars are in demand right now, but the ZX is not one of them. The styling is oh-so-’80s and lacks the svelte figure of the early cars. The consignor decided to offer this Turbo ZX at no reserve and had to accept a selling price that is a few thousand light of the $9,500 listed in the price guide. Let’s hope they just needed it to go. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #S192-1991 TOYOTA MR2 convertible. S/N JT2SW21N9M0013163. Crimson Red/ black leather. Odo: 165,730 miles. Paint looks to have been recently detailed. Still shows spots of orange peel and wax residue along rubber seals. Bird-dropping outline etched into paint on driver’s side C-pillar. Windows and T-tops have heavy water spotting. Stock Toyota wheels in excellent shape. Average, usedcar engine bay. Driver’s seat bottom appears 154 Six sedan. S/N DPSMN062300. Red & black/gray cloth. Odo: 46,350 miles. Minnesota-assigned VIN, affixed to driver’s doorhinge pillar. Low-budget, color-change repaint done in 2008, with very sloppy masking. No masking around engine compartment, with overspray on frame rails and original gray paint on the cowl. Engine is generally stock, but all work on it is more for function over form. Headlight buckets were chrome plated, converted to take sealed-beam lamps, have parking lights mounted on top of them, and are not really aimed. Bumpers likely replated at same time headlights were redone. Dryrotted body rubber. Clamp-on mirror on driver’s door frame. So-so door fit. Seats, doors and headliner reasonably well reupholstered. Grubby undercarriage. Yellowed, wide-whitewall, bias-ply tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,800. In 1933, Oldsmobile Sixes had painted headlight shells. Then again, that’s the least of your worries here. Bidding opened at $7k, and the consignor wisely dropped the reserve when the bidding dried up. No matter what you do, this will be a losing proposition—be it restoring properly, building it into a street rod or trying to flip it—so you might as well tidy it up some and make it a reliable-as-possible cruise-night special. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #170-1936 INTERNATIONAL C-1 SOLD AT $18,700. I could tell the paint had been detailed, and that was verified by the pictures on Mecum’s site, showing the truck with heavily oxidized paint. Engine and interior appeared just as clean as when I inspected them. The biggest flaw I noticed was the paint scrapes by the battery. Somebody struggled to swap batteries at some point. Other than the auto transmission, I would love to have this clean truck. Bidders agreed, with the SR5 selling for almost $19k. Big money for a 26-year-old pickup. Just hope the new owner can keep that oxidation at bay. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. pickup. S/N C156190. Black/black rayon cloth. Odo: 45,313 miles. Amateur repaint 25 years ago—while it holds something of a gloss, it’s got plenty of nicks and scratches. Missing front bumper, but has turn signals made from clearance lights attached on ends of frame. Headlights point downward. Bodywork has very few light dings. Good door fit, considering that it’s a wood-framed cab. Modern clamp-on door mirror and taillights. Postwar steel rims with modern radials and no hubcaps. Leaking rather a lot of coolant, but otherwise it runs pretty well. Dingy engine compartment. Bench seat is upholstered with two black moving blankets—actually doesn’t look too bad. Stiff foam blocks added recently to the center roof spine support, to keep the tin from rattling. Period, locally fabricated drawbar hitch. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,480. 1936 was the last year of the C-series trucks from International. One of the easiest ways tell Sports Car Market


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Roundup rolled up to the block). This was one of the nicest cars here and one of the best deals, but, on the other hand, it has the dreaded “two doors too many.” Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. a 1936 is that the “capacity plate” that has the serial number (which matches the chassis number on left front frame rail) is moved underhood, instead of on outside of right front cab corner near the spare-tire carrier. However, the ol’ boy who redid this truck removed it. On that note, there are no brackets anywhere to mount one and there isn’t a spare tire that comes with the truck, even loose in bed. While these stylish Cornbinders are getting harder to find in any condition, this sold well enough for the shape it’s in. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #142-1941 HUDSON TRAVELER De- luxe Series 10P sedan. S/N P1036300. Twotone green/tan & beige broadcloth. Odo: 5,551 miles. Professionally restored by a marque specialist in Indiana from 2013 to ’15. Excellent paintwork, with near-flawless masking. Solid door fit all around. Some edges of the door trim have light damage from dings after they were restored. Good plating, but not show chrome. Dealer-accessory grille guard. Good upholstery work on the seats, door panels and headliner—although seats look like they were pulled up a little too tight. Pinchweld molding coming loose around driver’s door. Woodgrain dash looks like the frame was redone but the insert pieces are reused and showing wear. Engine has been fitted with a 12-volt alternator. Some light surface rust forming on block where paint was too light. Light layer of dust forming under hood also. Cond: 2-. #133-1954 FORD C-600 2-ton flatbed. S/N 24R25838. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 56,833 miles. 256-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Unable to locate a chassis number to verify what’s on the title. Serial-number tag/capacity plate is missing. Fitted with a 2-speed rear axle. Stock multipiece Budd wheels with newer bias-ply tires. Frame-off, driver-grade restoration done over a decade ago. Obvious masking lines on windshield seal and around door glass. Non-skid strips are plastic riveted and glued to step plates. Weak door-hinge pins make both doors sag and difficult to latch properly. Modern flatbed body, with moderately weathered wood decking and side stakes, plus stainless-steel toolboxes mounted below it. Chassis and cab wiring is very much a missmash of old and newer. Aftermarket, western-motif seat cover. Repainted headliner and door panels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,830. Bidding opened at $5k, and initially it was a no-sale at $7k. However, it was stated that it was going to take $7,500 to get it bought today while it started to roll out. The last bidder agreed to pay that, so, by the time it rolled out of the building, it sold. Not all that bad of a deal if you like Forward Look Chryslers (and I’m in that camp)—especially since this ’56 was the first year for 12-volt, negative-ground electrical systems. Chump change for a cruiser that a family can afford or one where all your buddies get a door. If it proves anything, 4-doors can be cheap fun. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #F193-1957 NASH METROPOLITAN SOLD AT $6,750. The 1953–56 Ford F-series pickups (C-series was the cab-over body) have been darn popular pretty much since the first one was sold used. As such, the larger variants also tend to be quite popular, although they hit that same size wall that all trucks do. Once it’s too big to fit in a standard garage, the market drops significantly. While COEs like this were a Flavor of the Day in the street-rod world a few years ago, that was almost always the case when the cab was moved to a modern, 2-wheel-drive pickup chassis and lowered. I doubt that it’s the fate that awaits this truck, as it sold about right with all factors considered. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. SOLD AT $13,770. The Deluxe version of the entry-level-series Traveler featured broadcloth interiors, woodgrained dashboard, rear ashtrays, front-door armrests, vent windows, rear sway bar, bumper guards and larger 6.00 x 16 tires. Two-tones were also available, usually as a spring-season sales gig (as several American makes did at this time—from Ford to Packard). Because the family of the late owner couldn’t agree on what to do about the car, it was selling here at no reserve under a court order (“so now everyone is pissed off,” as the auction company’s principal stated when it 156 #155-1956 DESOTO FIREFLITE sedan. S/N 50392015. Salmon Metallic & white/ Salmon Metallic & white vinyl. Odo: 77,726 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Repainted a few years ago, and generally is quite presentable. Masking not as good in door jambs for white center stripe. Body filler in lower rear quarter panels. Bumpers replated and stainless refurbished at around same time. Good door fit all around. Engine bay generally stock and regularly maintained—such as new hoses, master cylinder with brake-light switch and battery— but engine is quite rusty. No paint on upper radiator tank, with heavily tarnished brass. Stated that seats and door panels were reupholstered seven years ago—good workmanship and are generally faithful to original patterns. Period-accessory self-winding clock in steering-wheel hub. Used-car undercarriage. Cond: 3. 2-dr sedan. S/N E31688. Caribbean Blue & white/black & white houndstooth. Odo: 35,258 miles. 1,498-cc I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Decent era-correct color repaint over what appears to have been a once-tan body, with some tan paint visible at window seals due to poor masking. Glass seals themselves are cracked and weathered from age. Good panel gaps, driver-grade chrome and trim. Tires feature fake whitewall add-ons, as was popular in the day. Bumper-mounted spare enclosed in a vinyl cover. Okay glass; clean—if basic—interior with a couple of add-on gauges. Engine compartment correct and detailed well enough for a driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,200. There has always been a healthy market for cute stuff at collector-car auctions—Fiat Jollys, Amphicars, BMW Isettas, Crosleys, King Midgets and the like tend to sell fairly well when they’re presented in good overall condition. This Nash falls right in line with all of them, and here it sold well for its driver-level condition. We’ve seen prices climb as high as $20k for really nice examples, but it would take some spending to get this one to that level. But the cute factor means this isn’t a money-losing proposition, so consider it both fairly bought and sold. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. Sports Car Market


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Roundup #S213.1-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N D7RW207428. Black & white/black & white vinyl. Odo: 22,951 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp auto with overdrive. Repaint looks recent—it really pops. Microscratches, fisheyes on massive front bumper; rear bumper also shows imperfections. Lightly pitted grille. Orange peel, black speckles, pockmark on hood. Nicks on driver’s door. Rubber cracked around vented windows. Door handles mottled. Orange peel, flaking on trunk. Top was down, functionality not demonstrated. “Ford International Retractable Club” sticker on windshield. Modern Coker Classic whitewalls. Dual exhaust. Stunning interior with gentle wrinkles in fresh upholstery. White door liners a little dirty. Clean, generally stock engine bay. “Won many trophies and awards,” but no physical proof and no supporting docs. Cond: 2. whitewalls. Tri-Power-equipped V8, with silver and machined-finish valve covers and air cleaner, is spotless. Interior is impeccable. Seats and door panels are white with silver trim and gray/black fabric inserts. Original gauges in place, with slight scuffing on faces. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,100. One of my favorite cars at the auction. It is a custom, but not one that is in-your-face. At a quick glance, it looks flawless. A closer inspection shows just the slightest amount of wear on trim and paint that, although shiny, is held back by a slight orange-peel finish in places. The interior of this Bel Air is incredible. The white, gray and black color scheme is clean and fresh. Add in the shiny silver trim and everything just pops. A tastefully modded 2-door sedan with just the right amount of bling and cool factor. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Its 17-plus-foot length commanded a significant chunk of real estate in the Expo Center, while its super condition and attractive color scheme grabbed eyeballs. With a price-guide median value of $42.5k, this peaked at the wrong end of the price range, which was not deserved. Seller did the right thing by bringing it home. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S99-1959 CHEVROLET BEL AIR cus- tom 2-dr sedan. S/N C590158910. Metallic silver/white vinyl, gray & black cloth. Odo: 65,606 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Paint applied well. Occasional orange peel, mostly on trunk lid, but very slight. Majority of chrome window trim and grille have light scratches. Door-handle chrome is starting to bubble. Bumper chrome looks perfect. Reversed, chromed wheels wrapped with wide #F213-1962 DODGE DART 330 custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 5222117567. Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 42,497 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Bright paint has been applied well, with a smooth appearance. Slight blemish on front left corner of hood. Bumpers and headlight rings are now body color. One major chip on front bumper. Abundance of body and window trim has a fair amount of light scratching. Grille metal has lost all brightness. Wheels free of curb rash, but a dull finish makes them look dated. A non-original 440 has been stuffed under the hood, accompanied by an aluminum radiator and Interstate battery. All these new parts are now collecting a layer of grime. Interior now features a red-and-white vinyl color scheme. Aftermarket speakers have been added to the rear-window shelf. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,250. Wow. There is a lot going on here. I’m a Mopar fan and a connoisseur of eccentrically—some would say, ugly—styled cars, but this Dart is a lot for me to take in. I can forgive any misgivings under the hood. It’s driver quality and that’s fine. The cherry-red paint is just too much with all of the body lines and trim Dodge designed into this car. Painted headlight rings and bumpers just make things worse. So do the dated wheels with tired finish. And I’m not going to mention my feelings on fully visible aftermarket speakers. Could be a cool car in more understated guise. As it sits, consider this well sold. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. #139-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE custom convertible. S/N NH010189. Red/ white vinyl/black leather. Odo: 36,086 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, 5-sp. New Hampshire-assigned VIN tag on driver’s door-hinge plate, no original tags (VIN or Body by Fisher) where they’re supposed to be. Decent enough of a repaint, but bodywork flaws and lesser prep work show on hood and upper front clip. Fair amount of patch and fill in wheelwells. Door and headlight bucket gaps all over the place. Slight door sag. Retro-look fuel-injection unit, but uses modern TPI components. Workmanship is not that great, with unterminated connectors and sloppy layout of wiring harnesses. Newer engine paint, with an illogical code stamped on engine-block pad. Converted to a dual master cylinder. Open port on passenger’s exhaust manifold. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Boy, did this rolling parts bin take on a life of its own here. When it first crossed the block, it failed to sell at $41k, but a few lots later, it was declared from the block that it sold. About an hour after that, an announcement was made from the block that it was going to run again “because we neglected to make a little announcement.” Yup, they didn’t say that it had a state-issued VIN. Granted, I’m getting a touch jaded after doing this for 29 years, but I’m getting to be of the opinion that if you’re dumb enough to not even look at the VIN and body tags—and not notice they’re gone—you pretty much deserve to get 158 Sports Car Market


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Roundup stuck with this hot potato. Still, enough people get bidder’s numbers at every auction, wanting to get a pretty-looking car, and are clueless. As such, it went across the block again, with announcement, and failed to sell. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #163-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 con- vertible. S/N 3E65Z179524. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 69,379 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional AM/FM radio and simulated wire wheel covers. Wears one of several repaints from over the decades; most recent is adequate at best. Heavier masking lines in door jambs, but most easy-to-remove trim taken off for the paint job. Buffing burnthrough on several panel edges. Faded plastic inserts on emblems. Older replacement top fits reasonably well. Wheels painted a non-stock red and wear older radials. Older cast-aluminum finned valve covers and newer chrome open-element air cleaner can’t dress up a grungy, rusty engine. Original seats show far more soiling than wear; and are wrinkled from compacted padding. Period aftermarket fourway flasher switch. Newer gas tank. Smokes a bit while running. Cond: 3. #158-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 400 SOLD AT $46,010. This purposeful ’Vette made a statement in the Expo Center. A sweet specimen. Winning bid was short of the priceguide median value of $53k. Uncertainty about the actual mileage probably held back the bidding, but if mechanicals check out, then it was a heck of a good deal for the buyer. I’ll call it well bought today, with an asterisk. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. This appears to be one of those convertibles that has spent most (if not all) winters in hibernation since new. While that keeps it away from the tin worm, this also looks like it was used a lot for the 56 years it’s been around, with the equivalent of 28 years of general use. Bidding opened at $10k and made it up to this number, but this is really a $7k–$9k car all day long. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #S212.1-1963 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE convertible. S/N 30867S120414. Riverside Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 15,399 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stated to be numbers matching. Owner claims true mileage is unknown. Displayed with matching hard top; I didn’t see the soft top with the car, but auction description says it’s black, and I’m guessing it’s vinyl. Paint done to a very high standard. Bubbling at left headlamp cover. Nicks on door handles. Most chrome trim has received TLC. Dings on chrome vented window frame on driver’s side. Doors open/shut well, probably better than when it left the factory. Knock-off wheels in good nick. Newer Dunlops. Beautiful, sporty interior. Upholstery appears to be new, minimal wear. Door jambs clean. AM/FM radio. Bowtie-embossed black floor mats. Engine bay respectable, with shiny air filter and valve covers. July 1963 late-production car. All dash gauges working properly. Cond: 2+. 160 #S166.1-1965 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible. S/N 5F08A745254. Burgundy/ white vinyl/white Pony interior. Odo: 86,824 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A-code notchback with rebuilt engine. Generates 225 hp in standard form. Not much to quibble about. An attractive repaint that comes off as purposeful. Grille-mounted fog lamps, white rocker-panel stripes, and Rally Pac disc brakes all part of the GT package. New power top fits well, has a small tear on passenger’s side; plastic window is taut and unsoiled. Styled steel wheels shod with modern BFGoodrich Radial T/As. Must be new upholstery—a tad hard to the touch, clean and hardly worn in. Excellent dash. GT instrument panel with gauges in five round dials. Stock AM/FM radio. Unknown, sticky material on center console. Yellow gunk on chrome trim at A-pillar. Clean bay shows better than miles would suggest, looks mostly original except for an updated Interstate battery. Shiny valve covers and air filter. A solid presentation. Cond: 2. coupe. S/N 223378L110515. Dark green metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 71,854 miles. 400ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Lightly equipped with ps, AM radio and Rally II wheels. Claimed that indicated miles are correct since new. Older two-stage repaint, with a few light scuffs and scratches in places. Original bumpers, but alignment to body is not stellar—especially up front—and plating on rear one is corroded from exhaust gases. Modern replacement windshield. Worn driver’s door hinges. Fading and edge chipping on interior door panels. Heavier wear and fading on center console fake wood trim. Aftermarket gauges mounted below dash, over console. Seats have had some split-seam repaint work. Heavier wear and fading on the leather steering-wheel rim. Dingy, rusty engine, with haphazardly run spark-plug wires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. It’s a bit usual to have more than one first-gen Firebird at a typical collector-car auction, but here there were two dark green 1968s—the other being an entry-level 6-cylinder convertible. They were also both not as great as the consignors thought they were. In this case, it’s just a set of traction bars and aftermarket wheels away from being high-school parking-lot fodder. Even some of the Camaro loonies who were here were dogging this F-body brother. Bidding opened at $15k, which seems high to open considering its condition. There weren’t many bids that followed, and as it rolled out, the auctioneer stated that “23,000 is the number.” Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. #S199.1-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Many of these have been selling in the $30k range, but then there will be the spikes that fetch $60k, sometimes even $70k and higher. The median value per the Pocket Price Guide is $28k, and though this was bid a nick north of that, it deserved at least $10k more. Today I sided with the seller, who understandably decided to wait for a better deal. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. RS/SS coupe. S/N 124379N571476. White/ white vinyl, black & white houndstooth cloth. Odo: 10,858 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Could have been mistaken for an Indy Pace Car model with the white-paint-and-orangestripes exterior, but this one’s a hard top (all Pace Car replicas were convertibles). Mid’90s restoration holding up very well. Sharp finish, orange peel on hood only major flaw in paint. Pinstriping shows no gaps. Mediocre chrome; none stands out as exceptional. Good glass. Newer BFGoodrich Radial T/As. Front passenger’s door liner cracked, seat bottom scuffed. Excellent dash and wood veneer. Console gauges clear. Fold-down rear seat, rear defogger, AM/FM radio. 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On the Radar A whole new crop of world cars is now legal to import into the United States. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1994 McLaren F1 Roundup bid. Seller decided to hold out, but I don’t see a whole lot of upside. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S215.1-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach Pros: Among the fastest production cars ever made. 0–60 mph in 3.2 seconds, 240 mph top speed. 618 horsepower from a 6.1-liter BMW V12 engine, carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. The F1 is an exotic’s exotic. Best news for buyers: 21 cars are already in the U.S. and road legal with a few modifications. Cons: Priced among the most expensive cars in the world. Honestly, you could buy the F1 or an F1 team. Your choice. Price range: $15 million–$20 million, plus import costs. 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 NOT SOLD AT $46,000. This wannabe Indy Pace Car was a fine example—and the livery was so attractive—but not earth-shattering, and that’s about as far my praise can go. Last sold right here at Carlisle 11 years ago from this past April for the exact same $46k (SCM# 1640413). Talk about a stable market! With only an additional 265 miles on the odo since then, it’s the same car condition-wise. High bid was a nick away from the $47k price-guide median value, which I’d concur with the SCM reporter back then was “all the money.” Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #S184.1-1969 BUICK SKYLARK GS Pros: Homologation model to qualify for FIA World Rally, made through 1999. 2.0-liter turbo engine, 5-speed manual, AWD. Engine output ranged from 239 to 252 horsepower — depending on the target market. All 2,500 homologation units included intercooler sprayers. ABS and a/c standard. Cons: 2,100 sold in Japan, 300 in Europe, 82 in Australia/New Zealand. Many were used as rally cars, winning many championships — but they were beat to death along the way. Earlier version sold as “Celica All-Trac” in the U.S. May be mistaken for an ordinary Celica. Price range: $5k–$15k, plus import costs. 1992–94 Honda NSX Type-R 400 2-dr hard top. S/N 446379Y133435. Burgundy Poly Mist/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 24,272 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to be a rebuilt engine, but what went unstated is that the 455 wasn’t available until ’70. So unless this GS’s base motor of 400 ci was machined to produce 455 ci, it must be a replacement. Deep, straight paint works on this car. Chrome just average. Acceptable panels, good gaps, glass. Driver’s window chipped. Replacement seats with red piping fit well, show no wear. Seat color motif continues on unscathed door linings. Modern Stewart-Warner temp and oil pressure gauges under dash. Chrome Hurst shifter. Aftermarket AM/FM radio with CD player. Clean red carpets. Headliner intact, no rips. Engine bay shows attention. Power steering. Cond: 2-. 1 fastback. S/N 9F02R175034. Lime Gold Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 82,468 miles. 428ci Cobra Jet V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. R-code. Rotisserie restoration done to an exceptional standard. Functional Shaker hood scoop. Matte-black hood treatment. Paint, chrome trim, glass, panels all excellent. Ditto the interior. Tilt Away column with Rim Blow horn. Engine compartment spoils all the fun with its dirty presentation, and that downgrades it to Condition 1-. Traction-Lok differential. Deluxe Marti Report, one of one in its configuration. A stunning Mach 1 in the right colors. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $93,000. Before the sale, I spoke to the owner, who said car was restored about a year ago and took six months to complete. Not surprising then that he paid extra to have it featured in the Expo Center, where it drew a lot of eyeball. Bid to 50% above the $66k price-guide median value, but worth it in my estimation. If it only had sold at that price; couldn’t find him afterwards to see what happened. Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 06/19. #157-1972 CHEVROLET C10 Cheyenne 162 Pros: Produced since 1992, and more JDM Honda NSX Type-R vehicles become available for import every year. A pure, track-ready car. Carbon-Kevlar Recaro seats are standard, as is a titanium shift knob. Cons: Just 483 right-hand-drive units were made — all for the Japanese domestic market. Collectors and enthusiasts snapped up these cars, so they are difficult to find and purchase. The Type-R carries a huge price premium over the base NSX. Price range: $180k–$200k, plus import costs. ♦ NOT SOLD AT $23,000. One of the cars located in the Expo Center, where the auction took place, so guaranteed a lot of eyeball for the premium paid to display it there. The story with this car was the more-powerful 455 motor could produce around 360 hp—up from around 340 in dressed-down 400-ci guise— with a 4-barrel carb. This GS wasn’t a Stage 1, which could’ve more than doubled what was bid here, nor was it a convertible that also would’ve lifted its value considerably. Standard 455s normally trade in the mid-$20k range, pretty much right where this one was pickup. S/N CCE142Z150950. Light yellow & white/beige cloth. Odo: 11,208 miles. 350ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original SPID label in glovebox door shows it was optioned with rear leaf springs, HydroBoost pb, a/c, full tinted glass, ps, gauge package, push-button AM radio and Saddle vinyl bench seat. Seat now reupholstered in modern automotive fabric and done reasonably well. Door panels redyed, dashpad replaced. Vinyl headliner sagging slightly. Replacement carpeting has a chunk missing by passenger’s door sill. Dull, faded original paint, with some edge burn-through and buffed to point where primer is starting to ghost through at top of left fender. Aftermarket Sports Car Market


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Roundup square-tube grille insert and alloy wheels— shod with newer radials. Light frost pitting on bumper chrome. Good door fit. Unkempt engine bay and undercarriage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,260. Stated that this was recently imported from Tucson, AZ, and it shows. The Arizona license plate (good until September) was so faded that the background had all but faded to the aluminum backing, with only the green painted embossed numbers and the renewal tab being legible. There was no trouble with it getting bid to the $9,500 reserve, but that’s when everyone else put their hands under their seats. Considering that you’re looking at spending another $10k if you want to make this nice, that’s a bit spendy for a worker bee (with the HydroBoost, heavier-duty leaf springs and steel cargo-box floor, it’s up to the task). It did sell a bit strong, but call it paying a premium because you can leave the TIG welder unplugged. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. BEST BUY #135-1979 FORD F-100 Custom LWB pickup. S/N F10GPFF1822. Light blue/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 9,849 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Twoowner truck, with original window sticker from when it sold new from Milo-Peterson Ford of Kenyon, MN. Optional full tinted glass, ps, pb, rear step bumper, AM radio, heavy-duty heater and engine-block heater (if you need any more proof it was sold new in MN). Engine and transmission rebuilt 5k miles ago. Some panel respray—with a can of paint sitting in passenger’s footwell—but most paint is original, though showing plenty of nicks and chips from life on dirt roads. Slidein plastic bedliner. Doors need a robust enough slam to overcome sagging hinges. Original seat has heavier seam splitting and a few tears at the driver’s position; near minty on the passenger’s side. Cond: 3. #S177.1-2006 FORD MUSTANG Saleen S281 coupe. S/N 1ZVFT82H265195031. Black/black vinyl. 4.8-L supercharged V8, auto. Black paint is scratchy; has been heavily polished but could use some more time with a buffer. Saleen decals and badges in good shape. Plastic mirror caps not sun-faded. Trim around rear window on driver’s side broken. One door ding in front of fuel door. Saleenspecific, large chrome wheels are blemish- free. Supercharged engine is fully detailed and spotless. Interior is holding up well other than the slightly baggy driver’s seat and dingy floor mats. Aftermarket stereo installed. Unknown mileage due to digital odo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,950. I have always had a soft spot for these Saleen ’Stangs. Other than the GT500 from the same era, the Mustang is too common and ordinary for me. The body modifications tweak the look just enough to make it special—mainly the blacked-out taillights and the flattened, centered exhaust tips. This example is menacing in black with big chrome wheels and is sure to provide fun with that supercharger bolted to the engine. Unfortunately, the automatic kills it. I am sure it makes daily driving more convenient, but rowing through gears is where the fun is. Despite that, $27k is strong money. Keep in mind that similar GT500s are still hovering mid-$30k or above. Fair deal for all parties. Mecum Auctions, Portland, OR, 06/19. © Collector Car Values Auction results on over 297,000 vehicles compiled over 30 years The Insider’s Authority on www.sportscarmarket.com/platinum SOLD AT $7,668. It may not have looked like much, with plain light blue paint and poverty hubcaps, but this final-year “dentside” was actually a pretty decent truck. And don’t just take it from me. It easily was bid to the $6,100 reserve, and kept going in C-note steps until the last bidder was standing. Well enough bought that I’d even be tempted by the price it sold for. Considering that any 1970s vintage pickup continues to sell well, it wouldn’t take much in light detailing to make a bit flipping it. Or just hang onto it for awhile and enjoy the occasional trip to Home Depot. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/19. October 2019 163 SHIFT UP TO SCM PLATINUM!


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Mystery Photo Answers What do you mean you’re charging me $843 for masking tape? — David Libby, West Des Moines, IA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2019 RUNNER-UP: The good news: You received a gift card for AutoZone. The bad news: It is $1,000 and nonrefundable. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA I said Custom, not Costume! — Matt Frankel, Prescott, AZ Seeing the evolution of pinstriping, from the 1950s to the present day, is often hard to endure. — Al Nelson, Pentwater MI Proof that dropping acid and being a pinstriper don’t mix! — Michael Rini, Reno, NV Damn, the license plate indi- cates that TLF reproduced. — Ed Pasini, Las Vegas, NV The story of my life — all dressed up, with nowhere to go. — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA You know, I’m starting to notice the Fiat influence. — Rick Albrechtson, via email You know that little thing in your head that tells you to stop when enough is enough? Sadly, this guy doesn’t have one. — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA “Whoa, Black Betty, Bam-ba- Lam!” — Joseph Shubitowski, with apologies to the rock group Ram Jam Picture taken in a Walmart parking lot, no doubt. — Bill Orth, via email Emmett, in homage to his idol, the late, legendary car customizer George Barris, created his tribute rod, the “Emm-Barris.” — Fred Deutschman, via email Not wanting to stifle the cre- ativity of the young Von Dutch, I just didn’t ask him enough questions. — Jessie Cart, via email Comments With Your Renewals Still the best after all these years. — Bill Moran, Springfield, IL (SCMer since 2000) Do some in-depth profiles of collectors. — Jeff DeJoseph, Edgewater, NJ (2005) Always great. I’d suggest an analysis of transaxle Alfas and their trending values. Thanks! — Jim Barrett, Huntington Beach, CA (2002) 164 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. A psychologist told me he uses this as a Rorschach test. “Tell me what you see.” — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Hey, where can I buy some of those really cool exhaust-pipe protectors? — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY Postmodern retro-nostalgia gone too far — turns out mixing a Lincoln Blackwood with a “Tron” cycle doesn’t do justice to either… just ask Dodge. — James Feig, Helotes, TX Carl Sagan’s original space- portal movie set for “Contact.” It was rejected by Warner Bros. — James Feig, Helotes, TX Frequent Mystery Photo Flyer David Libby wins a custom pinstriped SCM 1000 hat for seeing the true costs of out-of-control car decoration. ♦ Year after year, never a bad issue. — Stan Johnson, Brookfield, WI (2004) My favorite magazine. Keep up the good work. It would be interesting to see an auction-company analysis of who sells the most of which cars. — Charles Benz, Mantoloking, NJ (2006) Feature more “real world” cars under $30,000 in value! — Evan Wert, Bellingham, WA (2009) I wish it came weekly. My favorite magazine. Suggestion: reviews of car-maintenance products. — Ian Bishop, Upland, CA (2002) Best magazine out of all eight I receive each month! — Howard Bollinger, Wilmington, NC (2006) Always a great read. Another magazine? Why bother? — Ralf Berthiez, Dulles, VA (2004) If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! That says it all. — Thomas Hoover, Wausau, WI (2001) Cumberford has been a great addition to the magazine. I like to try to guess what he’ll say about a particular design — gives me a keener eye for detail. Thanks! — Gregory McKim, San Diego CA (2002) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Terry Ballard Gary West


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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 Sorry, Kid. Maybe Next Time: It was in Amsterdam on the day of “Italia a Zandvoort” at the Zandvoort racetrack in The Netherlands. My son Eduard wanted to go too, and tried to persuade me to take him along, but he was a little too young. It was in my 1998 Ferrari 328 GTS. — Lodewijk Beijst He Knows Who to Kiss Up To: My 2-year-old grandson Cole loves planes, trains and automobiles. But most of all, his very favorite type of vehicle are Porsches. Yesterday he was visiting, and on his own he went into my garage. I followed him with my phone and took this picture of him kissing the Porsche emblem on my 1966 912! I know what he is getting on his 16th birthday. — Glenn Schneider SCM Weekly Blogs (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/keith- martin) • A Cat Peed in My Sleeping Bag — More Tales of Rubber-Chicken Racing • More Thoughts on the SCM 1000 — From a First Timer • The Second SCM 1000 is History! Guides and Resources (View or download at www.sportscarmarket.com/guides-supplements) • 2019 Pocket Price Guide 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. Ten Years Ago in SCM The cover of the 2009 issue featured a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, which sold for $585k. Our profile at the time quoted Simon Kidston as saying, “The price might have looked high for the U.K.,” but its median valuation of $1,155,000 in the current SCM Pocket Price Guide shows what a difference a decade makes. Elsewhere, the $1m for an “oddball” 1936 Lincoln Model K “Howard Hughes” boattail speedster raised eyebrows, prompting Stephen Serio to comment, “At his price, the Elephant Man’s remains, Ted Williams’s head, and Michael Jackson’s glove all should have been included with the car.” October 2019 • 2019 Insider’s Guide to Concours d’Elegance 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! 165


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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. 50 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 1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster Rare early flat-floor Series 1 with welded bonnet louvers. One of the first 100 built for the North American market. Refined upgrades for enhanced performance. Factory-correct color combination. Over $40k spent on recent servicing. Ready to be driven. $179,900 OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1961-jaguar-etype-series-i-flat-floor-fixed-head-coupe/. (MO) 1963 Jaguar Mk 2 sedan S/N YD3754. Orient Red/red. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. A rare and unmolested example that is one of only 2,111 examples ever produced. Collector-owned, with fewer than 500 test miles since a recent detailed restoration by Twin-Cam specialist Jim Alcorn of La Jolla, CA. Includes books, tools, BMIHT Certificate and black tonneau cover. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/452. (CA) 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupe by H.J. Mulliner S/N HBJ8L42165. 65,000 miles. 5-spd manual. Four-seater Mk III. This car was completely restored in the ‘80s, since then always garaged except when being driven to shows in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Modern stereo with removable rear speakers. A well-maintained, good-driving car. According to Hagerty, this car should be excellent condition, category 2. Has a working manual overdrive — hence four gears with overdrive. Also has boots and accessories and British Heritage certificate. $64,900. Contact Frank, Ph: 404.233.2902, email: fhammette@hotmail. com. (GA) 1967 Jaguar E-type convertible 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III convertible engine. Originally tuned for collector Voyta Mayshek. All new brakes, completely rebuilt fuel system, restored radiator, freshly serviced air conditioning system, fully serviced suspension, new tires and a brand-new canvas convertible top. Complete with heritage certificate. Amazing car that is ready for a collection or the open road. $76,500. Dragone Classic Motorcars — Private Sales. Contact Alex, Ph: 2033354643, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. Website: dragoneclassic.com/currentofferings/1974jaguar-xke-series-iii-ots/. (Connecticut) 1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Fliptail coupe Blue/black. 40,000 miles. Inline 6, automatic. This is a very nice running and driving Mark 2. Automatic transmission with electric overdrive. Matching numbers, 3.8, Heritage papers, nice history, with low miles. Very nice black leather and black carpets, done about 12 years ago. Full tune-up, oil and filter change, cap, rotor, plugs, new wires, air cleaner, fuel filter, etc. Boiled and sealed tank, flushed brakes, new antifreeze. Books, jack, some history. Long-term owner. $27,500. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723, email: tom@millersportscars.com. Website: www. millersportscars.com/1963jaguar-mkii. (NJ) 1965 Jaguar E-type convertible S/N LSMH195. Sand Acrylic/Tan. 50,227 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Over $336k spent on restoration performed by concours award-winning marque specialists Vantage Motorworks. Rarely driven since. One of 13 produced; one of 10 built for the U.S. Built new for Broadway producer Lawrence Carr. 50,227 believed-to-be-actual miles. Includes restoration receipts and more. $595,000 OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1959-rolls-royce-silver-clouddrophead-coupe/. (MO) 1961 Jaguar E-type Series 1 fixed-head coupe S/N 1E10502. Opalescent Silver Blue/navy blue with matching top. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Fully restored, numbers-matching XKE with attractive color combo. Includes upgraded Wilwood brakes all-around, ceramic headers, alloy radiator with auxiliary fan, electronic ignition, gear-reduction starter, 15-inch steering wheel and digital Bluetooth stereo with phone jack. This high-end driver is ready to drive and enjoy today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/609. (CA) S/N 1E16703. Regency Red/tan Connolly leather. 85,000 miles. Beautiful car, first restored 1980; paint, engine, interior panel work, and in late ‘80s; brakes and wiring harness totally redone at a cost over $5,000. No need for tow truck to follow you because of Lucas Electronics (Prince of Darkness). Newer beige Connolly leather, carpets, interior to match the boot. Transmission was completely rebuilt, brakes, muffler and more. Car is completely driveable. New Michelin tires in December 2018. Garaged since I bought it in the late ‘70s, and well maintained. If you buy it, you can ship it or drive home. Extras and Heritage Certificate. $89,450. Contact Frank, Ph: 404.233.2902, email: fhammette@hotmail.com. (GA) 1974 Jaguar E-type Series III OTS convertible S/N 885099. British Racing Green/Biscuit. 65,123 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Frame-off restoration. 166 S/N UEIS23383. Green Sand/Olive. V12, 4-spd manual. 26,000 original miles. Matching-numbers S/N 11102512000619. Anthracite Grey/black. 20,066 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Meticulously maintained and sympathetically restored. Original European-delivery example. Shown at the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Numbers-matching engine and automatic gearbox. Well furnished and highly optioned with factory air conditioning. $189,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1968-mercedes-benz280se-cabriolet/. (MO) Sports Car Market S/N 1E13274. Old English White/Black. 29,866 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This numbers matching XKE was the subject of a comprehensive restoration by Jaguar professionals, and stands as a stunning example of Jaguar excellence. The car includes a matching white hard top, soft top, a log book of past work and restoration receipts. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/528. (CA) 1968 Jaguar E-type S 1.5 convertible S/N 158183. Signal Red/black. 64,941 miles. Flat 4, 4-spd manual. Concours-level restoration. Recently released from 30 years of collector ownership in Europe. Original numbers-matching Type 587/1 engine and numbers-matching gearbox. One of 22 completed in 1963. 65k miles. Original body panels and floor pans. Known history from new. Incredibly well documented. $1,499,900 OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1963-porsche-356b-carrera-2-gscabriolet/. (MO) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE cabriolet S/N V811880LCAV. Aztec Gold/Sable. 81,488 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Incredibly rare left-hand drive. The first British supercar. One of 11 factory built for the U.S. High-horsepower Euro-spec DOHC V8 engine (numbers-matching engine included). Incredible original interior, ZF 5-speed manual gearbox, factory air conditioning. Includes owner’s manual and British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. $269,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1979aston-martin-vantage-flip-tail-coupe/. (MO) GERMAN 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 GS by Reutter cabriolet


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1970 Porsche 911S Targa option. Striking and highly desirable original Mars Red paint with a virtually still flawless Red Pepper & black Nappa Exclusive Leather interior and low original miles and still under full factory warranty until 9/5/2019. The 2015 Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car of the Year. $89,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) S/N 9110310421. Red/black. 17,671 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Street-legal race car. Real 1970 911S, steel RSR flares, full roll cage, 930 front brakes, adjustable sway bars, Bilstein shocks, 7 & 9x16 wheels, five-point Simpson harnesses, Recaro race seats, two transaxles, two tails, heavily reworked Weber carbs, 2.7/7R case, 906 cams, very fast. $45,000 OBO. Contact Michael, email: mgrishman@ comcast.net. (ME) 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera coupe S/N 9306800232. Platinum Metallic/Cinnamon. 35,770 miles. Flat 6, 4-spd manual. Low actual miles. 2018 PCA National Concours award winner. Same meticulous Porsche Club owner for 30 years. Numbers matching, mechanically refurbished and serviced less than 300 miles ago. $229,900 OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/ds-1976-porsche-930turbo-carrera/. (MO) 1995 BMW M3 coupe S/N AR1012000338. Dark blue/gray with red piping and carpet. 37,476 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Professionally restored in dark blue over a soft gray interior with red piping and red carpeting throughout. The car has a fine appearance of authenticity, with what appears to be the original serial-number tags, body and chassis-number stampings and the original engine under the hood. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: lance317@gmail.com. Website: classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/611. (CA) 1962 Ferrari 330 GT Prototype (Enzo Ferrari’s personal car) 2+2 coupe ITALIAN 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale coupe 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder lighter, more horsepower, space-saver tire, engine cover only two grille louvers (No cats!). Low miles. Asking an average price for an above-average show-winner 308. $77,854 OBO. Contact Stanley, Ph: 407.716.5981, email: 575enzo@gmail.com. (FL) JAPANESE 1996 Lexus SC400 coupe S/N 59229314. Rosso Red/black. 33,511 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 33,511 believed-to-be actual miles. Just released from over 20 years of ownership as part of the Campion Automotive Collection. 351 Ford Windsor V8 with Inglese 8-stack carburetor intake and Prancing Bull valve covers. Originally assembled in Torino, Italy. Recent $10k service. Previously featured in Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine. $199,900 OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1969intermeccanica-italia-spyder-convertible/. (MO) 1982 Fiat 124 spider Renaissance Red/tan leather. 8,900 miles. V8, Low original miles. 1UZ-FE V8 with automatic. Clean CARFAX. Regularly serviced by Lexus dealer. Original sticker price of $58,618. Fully loaded. Rear Spoiler, sunroof and traction control. Selling from a private collection. Investment grade. This is a true time capsule. $29,500 OBO. Contact Jason, Ph: 985.869.0259, email: carjh00@gmail.com. (LA) AMERICAN 1931 Chrysler CD 2nd Series dual-cowl phaeton S/N ZFAAS00B6B8185408. Red/tan. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Immaculately restored body and engine done last year by noted master Andy Soloduszkiewicz. (Andy’s Spiders in business since 1991). This California car is deep red with tan/ black interior, completely rebuilt 2.0-L fuel-injected engine, 5-speed, 185x60 tires, 14-inch original Cromodora rims and FM/MP3 stereo. Super fun and totally reliable. One-year warranty and shipping arranged. $39,000 OBO. Contact Bob, Ph: 416.275.6782, email: therealbobbecker@gmail. com. 1983 DeTomaso Pantera coupe Daytona Violet/Dove Gray leather Vader seats. 43,500 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Here is a rare, completely original E36 M3 S50 OBD1 5-speed with one-year-only color in limited numbers of Daytona Violet with Dove Gray leather interior and Vader Sports seats. This E36 M3 S50 one-year-only OBD1 motor only has 43k miles from new and is in like-new condition. The paint is 100% original and also in like-new condition. The interior is pristine with minimal wear to new condition. The BMW Motorsport wheels are as-new with no curbing or marks, and car comes with new tires. Contact me for additional info. Thank you. $45,000 OBO. Contact Alain, Ph: 805.801.6269, email: opy1b2@aol.com. (San Luis Obispo) 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S coupe S/N 8MA854. Black/black. 47,760 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Meticulously maintained. Nearly 40 years of respected collector ownership. 48k actual miles. Largely original interior. Previous first-place winner at Concorso Italiano. One of approximately 250 known to exist. Air conditioning, power steering, fully documented. $399,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1969detomaso-mangusta/. (MO) S/N WDDYJ7JA5GA004748. Mars Red/red & black. 10,980 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. Exceptional and stunning example of this Mercedes-Benz flagship model, with virtually every available luxury factory 168 S/N 4085. Light Ivory/black. 67,710 miles. V12, 4spd manual. Over $285k invested in restoration. The first 330GT prototype built. Retained by the factory for two years and used by Enzo Ferrari as one of his personal cars. Imported into the U.S. in 1964 by Luigi Chinetti (the first U.S. Ferrari dealership). Fully documented. $495,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1962ferrari-330gt-2-plus-2-coupe-by-pininfarina-enzo-ferraris-personal-car/. (MO) 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta coupe S/N THPNBT09281. Red/tan. 4,571 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Carroll Shelby was the only owner; originally gifted to him by DeTomaso. Original interior, largely original paint. 4,571 actual miles (7,356 km). Numbers-matching 351 Cleveland V8. Reputedly the last factory red, narrow-body GTS built. $249,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/carroll-shelbys1983-detomaso-pantera-gts-one-and-only-owner/. (MO) 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS QV spider S/N 7511781. Green/green. 0 miles. Inline 8, manual. An absolutely exceptional example of this extraordinarily rare Full Classic 124-inch dualcowl phaeton with original coachwork by Locke & Company of New York. Original 261-ci 88-hp 8-cylinder engine and 4-speed non-synchromesh transmission. Hydraulic brakes and beautifully presented in a stunning two-tone green paint with all body panels obviously removed, stripped and media blasted prior to being restored. Beautiful chrome, light lenses and grille, and a gorgeous matching green leather interior. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1935 Diamond T 211AD vintage race-car hauler S/N 78613. Diamond T Red/black. 48,132 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Diamond T vintage hauler with 12-foot flatbed with original paint. Restored engine, driveline, brakes, wiring, interior. Many options, runs great, includes spare parts. Authentic, solid, complete truck with history from new and great patina. $29,500. Fred Puhn, 425 Shell Ave., National City, CA 91950. $29,500. Contact Fred, Ph: 619.475.1155, email: fredpuhn@cox.net. (CA) S/N ZFFLA13B000044483. Rosso Corsa/soft tan leather. 40,456 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Winner of Robert Tallgren Trophy (2018) FCA Platinum award (2019) Celebration Exotic Car Festival. Ferrari dealer restoration and service ($40,000-plus). Euro spec: Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special sedan 1958 Chevrolet Impala 2-dr hard top 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof side-body billboards. $105,000 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible S/N 546035313. Ruskin Blue & Alpine White/82,100 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. An exceptionally wellcared-for and always completely rust-free example of this mostly-all-original Fleetwood Sixty Special with 331/250-hp V8. Finished in Ruskin Blue, the 1955 equivalent of its original factory beautiful Viking Blue, over Alpine White roof (color code S3) with a gorgeous condition matching two-tone all new Navy Blue with Silver Blue inserts soft Sierra leather interior, dealer-installed a/c, ps, pw and power seat. $32,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie 2-dr hard top S/N F58N2117154. Alpine White/Tri-Tone. 39,533 miles. V8, 2-spd automatic. Real legitimate 348 Impala with three deuces on it. It has all the correct numbers and details. Originally bought in North Carolina with original mileage. Ray Evernham Enterprises went completely through the front end of the car. Have a vintage new a/c unit that can be installed. $60,000. Ray Evernham Enterprises Marketplace. Contact Chet, Ph: 7048587496, email: reemarketplace@gmail.com. Website: www. rayevernhamenterprisesmarketplace.com. (NC) 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 custom 2-dr hard top S/N 0F05M101673. Red/black. V8, 4-spd automatic. An absolutely exceptional and beautiful example. Highly desirable with a balanced-and-bored highperformance street-legal, 351-ci, 4-barrel, M-code V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. Bodyoff no-expense-spared restoration completed some 12 years ago and always garaged with very few miles since the restoration, including these items: power steering, cam-bearing kit, performancecam kit, Holley double-pumper 4-bbl carburetor, 4-wheel power disc brakes, Vintage a/c (blows cold), upgraded suspension, stainless-steel exhaust, Rim Blow horn and black Clarion Knit/Corinthian upholstery. $39,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@ aol.com. Website: www.WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1971 Plymouth ’Cuda custom 2-dr hard top S/N 6L67S6Q244182. Firethorn Metallic/Dark Firethorn Leather. 952 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. An absolutely stunning, exceptional and completely rust-free example of this last-year Eldorado convertible with parade boot and all original factory specifications including original 500-ci V8 engine. An undocumented, but as stated and confirmed by its previous original ownership and quite obvious condition, 952 (yes, nine-hundred fifty-two) original miles! $42,500. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@aol. com. Website: www.WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) RACE 1992 Brabham BT60 S/N VC57K115455. Black/red & black. V8, 3-spd manual. Frame-off restoration of rare 283-ci/283-hp Fuelie (one of approximately 1,530), column-shift close-ratio 3-speed, power steering, full wheel covers with spinners, dual exhaust, heater and AM/FM. Excellent paint and chrome, mechanically sorted and drives great. Outstanding restoration of KC-built high-performance classic. $94,000. Contact Kerry, Ph: 281.630.6718, email: kbonner51@gmail. com. (TX) 1958 Chevrolet Impala 348 Tri-Power 2-dr hard top S/N XS29L8B251522. Black/black. 0 miles. V8, automatic. An absolutely exceptional example. Restored and completely rust-free original factory R/T Charger with a date-correct big-block Magnum 440-ci V8, custom modified with highperformance upgrades in 2016 and making over 500 hp (engine casting #2536430) and with a rebuilt 727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission, dual exhausts and handling package with custom upgrades. The original factory 727 automatic transmission was rebuilt and now has an added Gear Vendor overdrive. $79,500 OBO. West Coast Classics, LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: info@westcoastclassics.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) S/N BH23C1B166076. Plum Crazy/black. 67 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. An absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this gorgeously restored and completely rust-free resto-mod/ tribute with a date-correct and rebuilt & modified 440/500-plus-hp V8 engine matched to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission with Pistol-Grip shifter and center console in stunning Plum Crazy with matte-black Formula One Brabham. BT60B-04 was worldchampion Damon Hill’s first F1 drive. It was first driven in 1991 by Martin Brundle with a Yamaha V12 at Magny-Cours, Hockenheimring, Hungaroring, Spa, Monza, Estoril, Catalunya, Suzuka and Adelaide with a best finish of 5th at the Japanese Grand Prix. In 1992 it was fitted with a Judd V10 and driven by Giovana Amati in Kayalami, Mexico City and Interlagos, and then by Damon Hill in Catalunya, Imola, Montreal, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheimring and Hungaroring. More details at f1brabhams.com. $325,000. email: f1brabhams@ gmail.com. (UT) © Sports Car Market Classic Showcase classified ads It’s so easy! We’ve made S/N E58J133561. Cay Coral & Honey Beige/tri-tone. 55,638 miles. V8, automatic. Absolutely exceptional, great daily driving and completely rust-free. Frameoff restoration with every nut and bolt replaced. Very few miles added since being restored. Big-block 348 V8 Sport Coupe with desirable Tri-Power Rochester setup and automatic transmission in a beautiful two-tone Cay Coral over Honey Beige color. Absolutely beautiful all-new matching tritone textured fabric and vinyl upholstery interior with Impala competition-inspired steering wheel and color-keyed interior. $57,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad October 2019 169


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Advertising/Marketing 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) to buy and admire the premier collection of automobiles presented by GPK Auctions at the Largest IN-DOOR Auction in the Country. Location: Atlantic City, NJ URL: gpkauctions.com Email: info@gpkauctions.com 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) Motorwerks Marketing. 480.228.1881. Founded on a passion for the special interest, classic and collector automotive marketplace, Motorwerks is a full-service marketing and creative agency. With a focus on crafting a high impact, highly effective, budget- and time-sensitive message, Motorwerks brings a level of industry expertise that is tailor made to meet your brand’s objectives. We only service clients in the Specialty Automotive arena and like you, our team are first and foremost true automotive enthusiasts. Ask us what we can do for you! Info@MotorwerksMarketing.com www.MotorwerksMarketing.com (AZ) Advisor Services Gooding & Company. Visions In Vehicles. Your car should be enjoyable. Let us help you keep it that way! We guide clients through their restoration project or car build, or can assist in private collection curation, events and valuation. Please visit our website for full details and service descriptions. Customer focus and satisfaction is our number one goal. If you are just starting down the road or have reached a crossroads, put our 25-plus years of experience to work for you. Contact us today! 205.470.0191, email john@visionsinvehicles.com, website www.visionsinvehicles.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) 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 Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) 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 Petersen Auction Group of 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 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, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly, hassle-free transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www.petersencollectorcars.com Premier Auction Group. 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. GAA Classic Cars Auction, 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) 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 170 New England Auto Auction. 207.594.4418. Presented by the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the New England Auto Auction™ is the nation’s largest and longest-running event in its class that operates solely to preserve the legacy of transportation’s earliest pioneers. Over more than four decades, NEAA™ has continuously raised the bar by connecting discerning enthusiasts and collectors with rare and sought-after automobiles. Web: owlshead.org Email: auction@ohtm.org 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) Russo and Steele Collector AutoGPK Auctions. 856.573.6969. GPK Auctions produces The Atlantic City Auction & Car Show. For over four decades hobbyists, enthusiasts and collectors from across the country have descended on Atlantic City in February Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. 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 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 7722 East Gray Road, Suite C Scottsdale, AZ 85260. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) 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 W. Yoder Auction. 920.787.5549 . 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. Automodello. 877.343.2276. 1:12 1967 Gurney Spa-winner handsigned by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Cadillac, Delahaye, Delage, Ford, Iso Grifo, Lincoln in 1:24 scale ONE43™ Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Sunbeam in 1:43 scale Hand-built Limited Edition Resin Art™ Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Appraisals Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Blackhawk Collection, Inc. 925.736.3444. One of the world’s foremost companies specializing in buying and selling classic cars for clients around the globe for over 45 years. Over the years, many of the greatest cars in the world have passed through the doors of the Blackhawk Collection. Visit our website at www.blackhawkcollection.com 10% SCM Discount — SCM19MP 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. 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 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) 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) 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. 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 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. 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) 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) FOLLOW SCM Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s October 2019 Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both 171


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) 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 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) Legendary Motorcar Company. 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 Collector Cars Chicago. 630.802.4654. At Collector Cars Chicago, our philosophy is simple: We can’t sell a product we are not passionate about. As an independent private automobile collection, our goal is to be your source for a future collectible. Our detailed process of the product acquisition, reconditioning and remarketing begins and ends with transparency. We are top-rated sellers at eBay Motors, BringaTrailer.com, Barrett-Jackson and Mecum Auctions. We are always seeking to buy classic & collector cars — please make us your first call! www.collectorcarschicago.com Paul Russell and Company. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more 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) than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Luxury Brokers International. 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 Corvette America. 800.458.3475. The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our 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) 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 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) 978.768.6919. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the sales of 1970s and earlier great European classics since 1978. You can rely on our decades of knowledge and experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. Contact our Classic Car Sales team via email at: sales@paulrussell.com. (MA) 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 in business, we have grown to become the nation’s premier collector and performance car facility. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) 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 RCC Motors. 800.520.7087. Locat- ed in Irvine, CA, we specialize in classic, exotics, customs and motorsports. We have a staff of experts with long careers in the automotive field and offer sales, service, consignment and storage. Please contact us today. www.rccmotors.com (CA) 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 Symbolic International. 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 172 Paramount Automotive Group/ Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston 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) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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English 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) 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 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) 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) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. West Coast Classics. 424.376.5151. 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. Southern California location at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance. 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 Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Reliable Carriers Inc. 800-521-6393. CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Classic Car Transport 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 Collector Car Insurance Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car and vintage race car owner: Agreed Value protection, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and convenient payment options. Heacock Classic also offers classic motorcycle insurance, Car Club & Event Liability, Race Team & Prep Shop Coverage. Visit us at www.heacockclassic.com Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 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. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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) Fourintune Garage Inc. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse 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 October 2019 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. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. 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) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializ- ing 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. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. on April 17–19, 2020. Register and purchase tickets at lajollaconcours.com, or call 619.233.5008, for more information. (CA) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) The Elegance at Hershey. 717.500.5191. The Elegance at Hershey is a celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/12 to 6/14/2020, commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www. theeleganceathershey.com, or call 717.500.5191. (PA) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Estate Planning Advisory J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides The Quail, A Motorsports GathChrome Strategies Management LLC. Trust and Estate/Wealth Advisory Services focuses on meeting the increasingly complex financial planning needs and interests of classic car collectors, investors, trust, estate, wealth professionals, and family offices. We are a completely independent advisory that develops best practice strategies to fit your objectives. Please contact us to discuss our scope of services. www.chromestrategies.com Email to: info@chromestrategies.com Events—Concours, Car Shows 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) 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 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. 1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic Mercedes-Benz 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) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR 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 24–November 3, 2019 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 831.242.8200. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the legendary Corkscrew, which has been the scene of many famous racing memories. The 2019 premier-event season includes the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, IMSA, Trans Am, Ferrari Racing Days, World Superbike and IndyCar’s season finale at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. For tickets, camping and hospitality contact www.WeatherTechRaceway.com or call 831.242.8200. 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 Ferrari Financial Services. 201.816.2670. 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. 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. European Collectibles Inc. 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) Scott Grundfor Company. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Classic Car Capital 310.254.9704, Lajollaconcours.com. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. Experience World Class Cars and World Class Experience 174 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 Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) 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) Import/Export CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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 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 Multimedia Publications sley’s — a complete line of solutionbased products that exceed the specs and requirements of even the most discriminating luxury auto brands. Made in USA. Visit www.drbeasleys.com Turtle Garage provides readers Premier Financial Services. Cosdel International Transportation. 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) Italian 877.973.7700. As a serious sports car enthusiast, you’re always seeking a better driving experience. Your high standards should also apply to car financing. Since 1997, Premier Financial Services has been recognized by countless owners for our integrity, deep understanding of the sports car market, high level of customer service and ability to tailor flexible leasing solutions. If you’ve never considered leasing, let us explain how it could be your best financing alternative. If you’ve leased from others in the past, let us show you how we’re different. Either way, you’ll benefit from starting or ending your search for a better financing experience by contacting us at 877.973.7700. Learn more at www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) LeMay—America’s Car Museum Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. 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, specializing in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com 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. The Lamborghini Club America is the world’s largest organization of Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts. Inclusive to both vintage and modern Lamborghini owners, the Lamborghini Club America is a critical asset to the Lamborghini ownership experience. Membership includes La Vita Lamborghini magazine, a carbon fiber member card, special pricing at most authorized dealers for parts and service, and much more. Join today at: www.LamborghiniClubAmerica.com Leasing Legal 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) 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 with unique insights into the collector vehicle market and the broader automotive industry. Our exclusive content focuses on vintage motorcycles, modern classics, and the exciting future of the automobile — including developments in ride-hailing, electrification and autonomous driving. We produce diverse articles on travel, restoration projects, book reviews, auction analysis, vehicle summaries and relevant automotive industry news. “Turtle Garage is a must-read. Subscribe today.” — Keith Martin, Sports Car Market www.turtlegarage.com Museums MetroVac’s car vacs and car dry- ers are the top choice of professional detailers and passionate car enthusiasts worldwide, like Wayne Carini. Our products are proudly made by American workers using only U.S. steel. These powerful machines are built to be virtually indestructible and last decades. MetroVac products are the classic way to care for classic cars. www.metrovac.com 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. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 AmericanMuscle 877.887.1105. Starting out in 2003, AmericanMuscle quickly rose to be one of the leading aftermarket Mustang parts providers in the business. With the addition of Challenger parts in 2018, AmericanMuscle provides the most sought-after products, accessories and fast shipping. AmericanMuscle.com 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 Vintage Racing Services. Dr Beasley’s. Dr. Beasley’s proLuxury 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 October 2019 vides you with detailing solutions that have amazing ease of use and performance that is unparalleled. It’s Jim Lafeber’s fanatical passion for quality and improved detailing outcomes that drove him to create Dr. Beasley’s. The goal was to create a unique line of handmade, custom formulated car appearance products that spare no expense on the quality of ingredients and the use of new technologies. The result; nearly 15 years and thousands of hours of real-world testing later, is Dr. Bea- 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 175


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Restoration — General 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 TOURANIL 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 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 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) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightAlan Taylor Company Inc. 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 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) 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) 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 Jeff’s Resurrections has been 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 bringing some of the world’s finest cars back to life in a quiet corner of Central Texas for almost three decades. Founded in 1990, we are a full-service auto restoration facility specializing in classic, exotic and antique vehicles, whose work has won many awards. With a full-time team of ten skilled mechanics, metal craftsmen, specialist re-finishers and detailers, we offer complete mechanical and coachwork services. Our premises encompass 36,000 square feet of historic property that once housed a pre-war Dodge dealership in Taylor, Texas, just a short drive from downtown Austin, Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the Circuit of the Americas. 512.365.5346. www.jeffsresurrections.com (TX) The Guild of Automotive RestorClassic 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) 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) On the Road Again Classics. Hahn Auto Restoration. 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 Keith Martin’s 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 Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 176 Hjeltness Restoration. 760.746.9966. What began as attention to detail developed into love. We benefit from 34 years of disassembling Sports Car Market ™ 724.452.4329. We take pride in offering concours-level collector car restoration, recommissioning, custom builds and repair services. With our experienced staff and cutting-edge technology, we can restore your car back to its original beauty and help it perform better than when it was first driven off the lot! We understand how much your classic car means to you and we will treat your restoration or repair with the quality care and respect it deserves — getting the job done right the first time. We believe that a restoration should last a lifetime and beyond, so we strive to provide our clients with quality restoration services that will last for generations. www.hahnautorestoration.com 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 Palm Beach Classics. 561.568.5906. Palm Beach Classics has grown over the last decade into a well-respected restoration facility and automotive sales center known around the world. Backed up with a very strong reputation, we provide high-quality restorations on classic Mercedes-Benz. We value our customers through excellence in our work and service. 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The Creative Workshop. Ragtops & Roadsters. Paramount Classic Cars. 844.650.9125. A 120,000 square foot facility located in Hickory, NC, offering a full-array of services including sales, consignments, complete restorations, engine and transmission rebuilding, metal-shaping and fabrication on classic cars. We specialize in American muscle and English cars but also work on a wide range of makes and models including all European models. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of quality workmanship and professional client services. We base our company policy on the Golden Rule; always treat the other person the way you want to be treated and always endeavor to do what is right and fair. Contact us for a free estimate on your classic. Email us at rtheiss@paramountauto.com for more information. www.paramountclassiccars.com. 215.257.1202. For close to three decades Ragtops & Roadsters has provided maintenance, preservation and restoration services for British, German, Italian and other European marques. We offer a comprehensive array of services, including mechanical repair, engine rebuilding, interior trimming and coachwork; including paint and body repair. Let our talented craftsman put you back in the driver’s seat of your special classic car so you can enjoy it on the road again! info@ragtops.com www.ragtops.com (PA) RM Auto Restoration. Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 519.352.4575. RM Auto Restoration is North America’s leading classic car restoration facility. Whether it’s a complete “body-off” restoration, a partial restoration, or a cosmetic upgrade, our dedicated team of restoration perfectionists provides an unwavering commitment to deliver flawless work, and to the highest cosmetic presentation, every time. www.rmautorestoration.com The Paddock Classic Car RestoraSport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com Paruch Automotive Craftsman- ship. 262.339.0180. We are a small team of passionate craftsmen dedicated to delivering sophisticated automotive metal restoration. Our passion is restoring ’50s–’60s coach-built vehicles; especially Italian marques. Our capabilities include coach-built body restoration, metal shaping, fabrication, trim and exhaust fabrication, muscle car restoration... anything metal. We have been involved with a substantial pedigree of world-class vehicle restorations. For over 10 years, our workmanship has been shown and won awards at concours across the U.S. and Europe. Give us a call to learn more about who we are and how we can help with your next project. 262.339.0180 www. paruchautomotivecraftsmanship.com (WI) FOLLOW SCM tions. 860.224.1888. At The Paddock, our collective passion is the restoration and preservation of fine classic automobiles of any type/era. We strive to provide the highest possible quality in our results and approach every customer relationship with openness, honesty, constant communication, detailed documentation and with the highest ethical standards. Our 18,000 square foot facility is fully equipped and is staffed with highly skilled artisans, allowing us to provide a full array of services to our clients in a single location. Visit us in person at 285 Columbus Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06051, or online at www.ThePaddockCars.com. 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. 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 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 16,000 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 Torque Classic Cars. 561.333.1868. We are your one stop for all your collector car needs. Located in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. We specialize in restorations of European sports cars with a concentration in MercedesBenz and Jaguar. With a diverse team of master craftsmen we bring rolling works of art to life. Our in-house upholstery center and body shop allow us to give every project our undivided attention all under one roof. Storage and Consignments available. 561-333-1868 torqueclassiccars.com Valenti Classics Inc. 414.421.6300. Treasured Motorcar Services. 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 Since 1991, we have been restoring cars back to exacting standards and building custom, one-of-a kind vehicles for customers all over the world. We are your one-stop shop. All restoration and mechanical services are met through our comprehensive shop. Expert body restoration, paint, fabrication, and upholstery. “Precisely Like You Want It. Even If You Want It Precisely Like It Was.” Visit valenticlassics.com to learn more or email inquiry@valenticlassics. com. (WI) © The Classic Auto Show. 203.233.7162. Whether you’re a collector, or working on your project car, or simply share a passion for the classics, The Classic Auto Show is for you. You’ll see over 2,000 classics, rub shoulders with your favorite auto celebrities, view LIVE restoration and auto detailing demos, shop a vendor marketplace and more. Buy Tickets or Display Your Car Today! www.TheClassicAutoShow.com October 2019 177


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Boom Boom Becker’s Bankruptcy Sale One of the greatest players in tennis history loses many of his trophies to creditors Thought Carl’s Boris Becker owned the tennis world in the 1980s and early 1990s — winning six majors and 24 singles titles. Unfortunately, his financial ability did not match his tennis prowess, and he was forced into bankruptcy in June of 2017. The court ordered his trophies and other memorabilia sold at auction, but that was delayed when he claimed diplomatic immunity, having been appointed sports attaché to the Central African Republic. That claim was denied, and 82 items were offered in a recent online auction conducted by Wyles Hardy and Co. The sale realized $852,652, with the U.S. Open replica trophy that he won defeating Ivan Lendl in 1989 realizing $188,405. A shame he did not see any of the proceeds. 4/21/2019. The history of Hawaiian license plates is rather confusing. Hawaii became a territory in 1898, so the seller’s description is a bit vague. They required residents to register vehicles in 1922. Prior to that, the two largest counties, Honolulu and Hawaii, required plates starting in 1915. This plate was from one of those counties. Rare as heck, and even with a bullet hole in the center, it sold for adult money. EBAY #323822224320—2018 ALFA ROMEO SHOWROOM DISPLAY WITH CLOCK. Number of bids: 20. SOLD AT: $5,885. Date: 6/10/2019. This chrome display piece was complete with two Alfa Romeo flags and was topped with a doublesided clock with the Alfa Romeo logo on the surface. It was over seven feet tall and the base alone weighed over 200 pounds. An impressive piece that belongs in the SCM World Headquarters basement garage that is full of Alfas. EBAY #323777815060—1915 HAWAII PRE-TERRITORY PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of bids: 33. SOLD AT: $3,578. Date sold: EBAY #283530163142—1908 VANDERBILT CUP SILVER “EGG CUP” TROPHY. Number of bids: 17. SOLD AT: $2,760. Date: 7/7/2019. George Robinson, driving Old 16 Locomobile, was the first American to win the Vanderbilt Cup, and the victory was celebrated at a dinner held in Bridgeport, CT, on November 9, 1908. Those attending received a miniature egg-cup trophy that was based on the original one. They show up from time to time and usually sell for around $4,000, so this was a bit of a bargain — or a sign of the times as collecting interests shift. EBAY #192948596197—1965 FERRARI 275 GTS/GTB OPERATING MANUAL. Number of bids: 6. SOLD AT: $2,133. Date: 6/17/2019. This manual was in French, Italian and English and included 106 pages of illustrations and diagrams. Fewer than 500 Series I and Series II 275 GTBs were produced, and they are now selling in excess of $2 million, so a couple grand for the operating manual seems like pocket change if you have the car and are lacking the manual. Date: 6/9/2019. The vast majority of porcelain signs offered on eBay of late are reproductions originating in India. The graphics on the Hood Tire man’s face seemed a bit off, but without seeing it in person, it is difficult to make an accurate determination. A major tell is that most of the other 100 or so signs that the seller was offering were recently manufactured. Not telling — just saying. EBAY #133065899350—1930s HOOD TIRE MAN 71-INCH PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of bids: 59. SOLD AT: $4,550. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Ave, 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. 178 EBAY# 254271768898—1958 MATCHBOX #45 VAUXHALL COMPLETE WITH BOX. Number of bids: 55. SOLD AT: $5,500. Date: 7/1/2019. This rather rare Matchbox Vauxhall Victor was mint as can be. The box also was near perfect and showing minimal wear. Several hundred Matchbox toys were acquired from a hobby shop in the 1960s, and they were stored until recently. They were all in exceptional condition, but most sold for less than $100. This one was the most desirable and sold for a bunch, but the condition and rare livery made the difference. An amazing find. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market