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JAGUAR PORSCHE FERRARI CORVETT Keep Your Jag From Overheating  Affordable Classics - '78 Porsche 911SC SEPTEMBER 2000 9> _ 7447 91750 2 • -OWW.sportscarma et.com Bug-Eye Breafts,the Bank at $19,375 - Ferrari Daytona, -Soft at $107,016 :-.,Javuar XK 140M BOlgain at $25,725. - Modified Paraera Surpises at $16;225'- -Alfa Qiulia Spider Reasonable at $14,438. Anclalways 500 cars for sale inside....

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SEP T EMBER THE 'I I AT THE WALDORF WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL NEW YORK CITY SEPTEMBER 23, 2000 1953 FERRARI 250MM BERLINETTA This ex-Scuderia Ferrari 250MM competition car has a continuous and unblemished racing history. Long considered the single most important and very best Pininfarma-bodied 250MM, it has recently benefited from a Pebble Beach concours restoration without fault Lengthy and important racing history includes venues such as the Targa Florio, Monza and the Mille Miglia, with drivers like Bracco and Castellon' behind the wheel S/N 0256MM A SPECIAL OFFERING OF 55 COLLECTOR CARS RM Auctions, Inc. has teamed up with Dennis P. Nicotra to stage the second annual New York Auto Salon. Presented in conjunction with the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Center, this spectacular event is held in the grand ballroom of the world famous Waldorf=Astoria hotel. RNI AUCTIONS, IN( Our sponsors: etYP,7.4T SYNIII01,1(; PASSPORT TRANSPORT 1-1  S. E r Jeep dR IKAGTikl

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2 2 0 0 0 CURRENT CONSIGNMENTS FOR AN UP-TO-DATE CAR LIST VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.rmauctions.com 1930 Auburn Convertible Coupe 1957 Austin Healey 100,6 Roadster 1956 Bentley SI Continental Coupe 1963 Bentley 511 Continental Drophead Coupe 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 1930 Cadillac V8 Roadster 1929 Chrysler Imperial Roadster 1914 Cole Touring 1939 Delage D6 Drophead Coupe (Figoni) 1938 Delahaye 135M5 Sport Roadster (deVillars) 1947 Delahaye 178 Drophead Coupe (Chapron) 1947 Delahaye Drophead 1931 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Cony. Coupe 1927 Essex Sport Runabout 1961 Facel Vega HK500 1951 Ferrari 166 Scaglietti Spyder 1953 Ferrari 250 MM (Scudena Ferrari) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB 4 1948 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe 1929 Mercedes-Benz Nurburg Cony. Sedan (Papler) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe 1956 Mercedes-Benz 3005C Roadster 1962 Mercedes-Benz 3005L Roadster 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupe 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 1997 Ferrari F50 1947 Ford Sportsman 1957 Ford Thunderbird 1929 Rolls-Royce PI Henley Roadster (Brewster) 1930 Rolls-Royce Pll Torpedo Cabriolet (Chapron) 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Drophead Coupe 1933 Rolls-Royce 20 25 Shooting Brake 1930 Stutz Eight Supercharged Coupe 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 1928 Minerva Model AF Town Car 1931 Nash Club Sedan 1929 Packard 645 Roadster 1930 Packard 840 Town Car (Kellner) 1934 Packard Twelve 2 ,4P Coupe 1955 Porsche 356 Coupe 1969 Porsche 908 1988 Porsche 962 1969 PORSCHE 908 Ex-Porsche factory team car, five-time Le Mans veteran plus numerous other European races, extensive spares package, excellent Porsche factory restoration, one of the most important 908 Spyders in existence. Chassis ;±: 908-02-10 LALIQUE MASCOTS 1938 DELAHAYE TYPE 135MS This one-off drophead coupe is considered one of the signature designs of the De Villars design house. Finished in blue livery with dark blue leather interior, this automobile embodies all of the finest examples of Art Deco design. Chassis #: 60123 1953 FERRARI 166 SCAGLIETTI SPYOER A very special Ferrari with fascinating history. Tour de France winner previously owned by Dino Ferrari The first Ferrari with a Scaglietti-built body, prototype to the Monza/Mondial cars Scuderia Ferrari owned and raced by both Ascari and S/N 0308M COMPLETE COLLECTION All 30 original pieces including Le Renard, one of only four known to exist. selling as one lot. CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION Rika de Haas, Sale Manager, RM Auctions. Inc. rikagrmauctions.corn phone: (519) 352-45-5 RA I Auctions, Inc., 5 Vest Forest Avenue, Ypsilanti, NH 4819 —. fax: (519) 351-133 — 1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER An all-original, 55,000 mile numbers matching two owner car. The car was purchased by a MercedesBenz dealer ill 1973 from its first owner and kept in a private collection since Chassis 198-042-10-003022 1997 FERRARI F50 Perfect showroom condition with less than 1,000 miles covered since new. All books, papers and tools Exactly as delivered by the Ferrari factory . USA specification with luxury tax paid RNI Al . (' I I()N ,,, Our sponsors: PASSPORT TRANSPORT VI IR  I_ Jeep dR IttGERTY .1111 740113,1:3

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SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Copy Editor: Cecile Nierodzinski Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, B. Mitchell Carlson, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans, Bob LeFlufy, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Michael Sheehan, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti, Jurgen End Internet Development Intern:John Kim Consultant: Ken Shaff For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854, sabts@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call Andrea Cole, 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854, service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must 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 copyright 2000 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland OR 97215-1429. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $48 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market 6833 SE Pine Ct. Portland OR 97215-1429 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 25 Alfa Romeo 29 Ferrari 62 English 66 German 69 American 70 71 72 76 Resource Directory Display Advertiser's Index Classified Order Form Showcase Gallery 10 7 9 16 18 20 3' 55 55 59 61 Sports Car Market September 2000  Mini-Profiles 24 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Handsome, rare and affordable 27 1976 Ferrari 356 GT4 BB "Boxer" Ferrari's answer to the Miura 56 1974 Maserati Merak How to make a quick $8K 60 1959 MGA 1600 Coupe Slow, but very very stylish 64 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe Over $30K for a not - 6: Fast and nasty 33 Brooks UK 38 Mecum On-Site Market Reports Hendon, London, England Elkhart Lake, WI 52 Brooks UK All Astons at Newport Pagnell, England Columns 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer Ask Mr. Kerb Put Bigger Tires on Your Vintage Car 1978 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans - Michael Duffey Bike Buys - Bill Neill The Wrenching Truth McCabe Automotive Restorations Bill Neill - Sheehan Speaks Your Basic Million-Dollar Toy Michael Sheehan - The Appraiser's Corner Steve Cram - Carl Bomstead Legal Files - Gary Anderson Jim Schrager eWatch - - 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Coupe Auction 101 - Is That Chandelier Waving a Bidder's Paddle? Bob LeFlufy Motobilia "Bluebird" Sculpture Alexander Leventhal Cat Trax The Innocent Spectator What Color Was I Born?  - Porsche Gesprach Carl Bomstead Departments Auction Calendar 12 You Write, We Read 22 Our Cars - 1962 MGA 57 Etceterini & Everything Else 30 Vintage Rally Calendar  58 Vintage Race Cars 58 63 67 75 52 35 Alfa Romeo National Convention 30 Mystery Photo 32 Affordable Classics - 1978 83 Porsche 911SC 54 Book Reviews - Mystery Photo Answers  Comments With Your Renewals - 75 The Twenty Year Picture - Entry Level Exotics The California Classic -.111111.10111111110.'-- Is There a DeLorean in Your Future? 38 35 It Takes a Brain Surgeon? / zip brilliant coupe  Plymouth Road Runner Convertible Volume 12 #9 4 ,1 4.1 111011,1 " , 7:01.

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Friday 6th October 2000 A Sale of Important Vintage Motor Cars and Automobilia After the success of the 1999 Brooks sale at Hershey we are pleased to return to this most prominent event. Important entries have already been received and we will again offer an exceptional section of automobilia. Further entries for this important auction are now being accepted, for further information please contact Paul Clark or Mark Osborne at Brooks USA on +1(415) 391 4000. Entries are now invited USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 UK Brooks Auctioneers Ltd 81 Westside London 5W4 9AY United Kingdom T:+44 (0) 20 7228 8000 F:+44 (0) 20 7585 0830 Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 ROOKS USA www.brooksauctioneers.com

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C Hitting the Road an there be any time of year better than this for the enthusiast? As this issue of SCMis being put to bed, we are preparing our 1962 Ferrari 330 America for its vintage event debut on the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally, and, simultaneously, the SCM staff is packing all of the requisite parapher- nalia for our annual sojourn to Monterey. Both events will provide an opportunity to renew old friendships in the collector car community and make new ones. This is the 12th year for the Northwest Classic Rally, and coincidentally, it was twelve years ago that Sports Car Market Magazine began life, as an eight-page, photocopied publication. Printed on blue paper, it was called "The Alfa Romeo Market Letter." From the very first issue, in which we reported on the Alfas offered at Al Guggisberg's Sports Car Auction in Geneva, Switzerland, our goals have been to be a fresh and entertaining source of information, offering an informed perspective to the collector car hobby. Telling a good car from a bad one, finding out what a fair market price is, and describing cars in some detail, with chassis numbers a required part of the report, have been our hallmark features. We'd like to once again thank all of you, valued subscribers and advertisers alike, for supporting us as we have continued to develop SCM Our  23- year-old son, McKean, and his friend, Anne Marie, will be joining us on the rally, driving the SCM 38,000mile, 1972 Datsun 240Z. Ms. Banzer and I have provided them with a first-timer 's TSD rally sur- display were Auto Week Publisher Leon Mandel's Series! 4.2-liter Jaguar XKE roadster. Having covered just 9,000 original miles when Mandel purchased it last year, he put another 1,000 miles on the car while participating in the Copper State 1000. It was resplendent in its iceblue paint over a handsome, dark blue original leather interior. SCM subscribers Gary and Kathy Bartlett of Muncie, Indiana, had their 13,000-mile XK-SS (XKS-728) in the same row of cars. We first met Gary this May at the Locanda del Lupo Hotel in Soragna, Italy, where he was staying while preparing to drive his Dtype (XKD-530) in the Mille Miglia Storica. (He had driven the XK-SS the year before.) In an arena typified by over-restored cars that are rarely driven, it was refreshing to see two classic Jaguars that were still racking up miles on their odometers. After all, cars were meant to be driven: there may be no better way to relive the sweet, and sometimes bittersweet, memories of times past than to be behind the wheel of a vintage car, on a winding road, surrounded by other enthusiasts in their mobile time machines. We'll have a photo essay on the Meadow Brook weekend next issue, along with a full report on the successful RM Auction held on the same grounds (45 of 73 lots sold, $5.6M block total). On The Cover Gary and Kathy Bartlett's 13,000-mile XK-SS. vival kit, consisting of a list of phrases that may come in handy, including, "my speedometer is in kilometers," "we accidentally reset our stopwatch at lunch," "we were reading the rally book upside down," and, "you mean all those little numbers on the side of the page actually mean something?" The Rally, a benefit for the March of Dimes, provides a mix of scenic cruising and competitive time-speed-distance legs. We have all our tools at hand, including pocket calculators, mileage conversion sheets and a multitude of stopwatches (plus a case of oil in the trunk). But I expect that somewhere in the middle of the first day, Ms. Banzer and I will abandon the chase for an elusive top-ten finish and spend three days just enjoying the sound of the V12 as we pass through the forests. From the Mille to Meadow Brook We visited with friends recently at the 22nd annual Meadow Brook Hall Concours, held just outside Detroit in Rochester. In an era of disposables, there is something refreshing about an event held on the grounds of the Dodge estate, a monument from the beginning of the era of automobile mass-production in America. Among the many cars on Leon and Dutch Mandel with Leon's very original E-type. It's a Porsche 959 factory team car, in a composition by English artist Nicholas Watts, on the way to victory in the 1986 Paris-Dakar rally that graces this month's cover. The route of the tortuous Paris-Dakar event covers 8,000 miles, beginning in Paris, crossing northern Africa and ending in Dakar on the continent's western coast. In 1986, at the conclusion of the three-week event, only 127 cars out of the 282 that started finished the rally. The Porsche pictured here, sponsored by Rothmans, was driven by Rene Metge, winner of the 1986 race. His co-driver was Dominique Lemoyne. The same two drivers also won the 1984 Paris-Dakar event, driving a Porsche 911 Carrera modified to four-wheel-drive. In 1986, Porsche 959s finished in first and second place, with Ickx and Brasseur driving the second-place car. The twin turbocharged engines were slightly detuned to accommodate the lesser quality fuel to be found in Africa, but still produced over 400 hp. A showcase of Porsche technology, the 959s featured four-wheel drive, liquid-cooled cylinder heads, a six-speed transmission, and four shock absorbers per wheel. Nicholas Watts, born in 1947, was an engineering draftsman at Vauxhall Motors, then joined the RAF. He currently lives three hours north of London, and is among the most well-known of contemporary automotive artists. Prints, 27 x 20 inches in size, and signed by the artist and by driver Metge, are available for $150 each. Contact Jacques Vaucher at Part et l'automobile in East Hampton, New York. 63 1/3298580, fax 631/329-8589.* Sports Car Market

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'TA* 23rd Annual Classic Car Auction Held At The Topsfield Fairgrounds in Conjunction with the North Shore Old Car Club Saturday, September 9, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. 250 Cars Expected 1971 Plymouth Cuda Two Dr AMMIF2000 The 40 Allsta/ Over 200 Great Classics Expected Saturday, September 23, 2000 Held 0 Me fafrems 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe ' www.toweautomuseum.org Prime Time 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 Door Wagon hidke P/ots' 7;5 ge7/ goat Annual OR CAR AUCTIO - dei;;;Z utoBir  '76 ASTON MARTIN COUPE '90 BUICK SD TWO DOOR '56 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE '59 CADILLAC '63 CHEVROLET SUPER SPORT 2 DR SEDAN '64 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2 DR CVT '67 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2 DR CPE '95 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO Z 34 DALE EARN HARDT SERIES '97 CHEVROLET PICKUP '69 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4 DR SEDAN '41 DODGE CUSTOM COUPE '93 DODGE STEALTH RT '22 FORD MODEL T CUSTOM PICKUP '46 FORD BUSINESS COUPE SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2000 • SATURDAY AT 10:00 AM Aharlutte  HELD AT • 100,000 COLLECTOR CAR ENTHUSIASTS 150,000 CARS & VENDORS DOMED PARTIAL LINE LIST HIGHWAY 29 NORTH, CONCORD, NC =Sw.-; SPEEDWAY '53 FORD PICKUP '55 FORD CUSTOMLINE COUPE '58 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2 DOOR HT '66 FORD MUSTANG 2 DR FASTBACK '71 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 2 DOOR '74 MERCEDES BENZ 280 C COUPE '80 MERCEDES BENZ 300 D 4 DR SDN '62 MERCURY METEOR 4 DOOR SEDAN '70 OLDSMOBILE 442 TWO DOOR SPORT COUPE '75 OLDSMOBILE STATION WAGON '69 PONTIAC GTO 2 DOOR SEDAN '68 PORSCHE 912 TARGA '52 WILLYS AERO ACE 2 DOOR New Charlotte Kruse Representative: • •  e 4Wc.. . — • LOWES MOTOR , 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 All Original, Complete. Over 150 Blue-Ribbon Cars Expected! STILL ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS! ("IA:Mc OPPCJIUUfIjJYI 40,44ift,N40 To Consign! DOITT  .TP11.3 _ ons-16i the Price,otiOnte,-.--1r g erPtice InCludFcThree r isortunities To Sell Your Car! 1. e I': online auctions for 7 days prior to the live auction. 2. Sell your car at the Live Auction at Towe Auto Museum. 3. eBay online auction for 7 days after the live auction exposes your car to over 28 million online potential buyers. Use Kruse as the Vehicle to Sell Your Classic Car! Loa onto www.kruseinternationaLcom tor updates an an our 'auctions! FOR FREE COLOR BROCHURES AND MORE INFO, CALL: 800-968-4444 P.O. Box 190 • Auburn, In 46706 Auctioneers: Daniel Kruse MS Lic.#659, Rod Egan MS Lic.#666, ACD Auto Sales, Inc. Lic.#UD19888 I ITRADER  ....... ILiGERTYI OUR OLD CAR nadajo"des SPONSORS  AMA 800-533-9911

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News, Previews & GOSSIP 300 hot rods and motorcycles. Ph) 818/ 225-8828 (CA). by Cindy Banzer Gossip Hotline: 503/ 261-0555 FAX: 503/ 252-5854 E-mail: cbanzer@sportscarmarket.com V Congratulations  2000 Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance to  sculptor Alexander Buchan, Warren, MI, for win- Barrett-Jackson's 30th Classic Car Auction happens in Scottsdale, AZ, on 1/ 17-21/01. Ph) 480/421-6694 (AZ). Events The 3000-mile Cannonball Baker Classic, 9/14-22/00, departing from New York's Hudson Valley and ending in San Francisco, has a Lake Michigan ferry crossing. Only the hard core need apply. Martin Swig, 415/292-2701(CA); Brock Yates, 716/495-6200 (NY). The 22nd Annual Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance, 9/16-17/00, highlights over a dozen Clenets, a former Santa Barbara coachbuilder. Ph) 877/ 526-6268, ext. 105 (CA). VA one-day vintage sports car rally, 10/15/00, starts at Sports Leicht Restorations, Topsfield, MA, and ends in Maine with a lobster dinner; the only checkpoint is at Donald Koleman's new Bugatti restoration facility. Alex Dearborn, 978/8876644 (MA). VThe CA Mille Autunno, replacing the CA Mini-Mille, accepts pre-'75 sporting vehicles for the 10/12-15/00 event which begins in Morro Bay, CA. $2,000. Ph) 415/ 292-2710; FAX 415/292-2790 (CA). Hot rods and customs are featured at the 11/19/00 San Diego Stadium Auto Swap, with Corvettes at the 12/17/00 event. Ph) 858/484-9342 (CA). ning the Meadow Brook Art Show Sports Car Market Magazine award for "art that best exemplifies the passion of motoring"...Virginia Frazier, Birmingham, MI, '53 Delahaye Henri Chapron Cabriolet, won the Concours Best in Show award and the People's Choice Award went to the Silver Sapphire "Little Deuce Coupe" hot rod entered by the estate of Clarence Catallo. Full coverage of the event will be in SCM's October, 2000, issue. Auctions Sotheby's hosts the Motorcycles and Bicycles Auction, 9/16/00, Chicago, with 80 classic and racing motorcycles and 50 bicycles. Ph) 800/444-3709; 312/ 396-9599(14 VPalm Springs Bike and Hot Rod Weekend, 10/20-22/00, a collaboration of Keith McCormick's Palm Spring Auction and Spectrum Auction, features over September, 2000  1/Plan ahead for these European events—Essen-Motor-Show 2000, 12/ 1-10/00, in Germany. Ph) (011) 49 (0) 201-779788; FAX (011) 49 (0) 201771814; Trans Mobil 2001, 1/12-21/01, Germany. Ph) (011) 49 (0) 2407-17300; FAX (011) 49 (0) 2407-17711; e-mail: info@siha.de; Antwerp Classic Salon 2001, 3/2-4/01, Belgium, ph) (011) 32-33835405; FAX (011) 32-3-3843529; email: info@siha.de; Techno Classica Essen 2001, 4/5-8/01, Germany, ph) (011)49(0)201-7244-0; FAX (011)49 (0) 201-7244-435; e-mail: info@messeessen.de. VThe 3rd Annual No Frills Iron Bottom Motoring Tour, 4/5-7/01, departing Pasadena Rose Bowl, tours southern California back roads for three days, with sleep-overs in King City. Only requirement—any motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old ('76 or older). The cost, $0. Ed Passini, e-mail: Epas356@aol.com. New Stuff By January, 2000, NADA Appraisal Guides will include 75 years of used values, 1926-1981 for all makes and models; 1946-2001 for exotics and special interest. NADA also has joined forces with Kruse-eBay Auction Company. Ph) 800/966-6232, ext. 237 (CA). VIntercity Lines, Inc., has three new 2000 model custom auto transporters, with state of the art technology for transporting collector and vintage cars. Ph) 800/221-3936, ext. 103 (MA). New Position Miles Morris has been appointed as the International Head of Christie's International Motor Cars Department. Help Wanted GT Motors, with over 40 major restoration awards in the past five years, needs a person who puts quality first. Chief mechanic Mike Fenison has 25 years of Ferrari experience. Ph) 818/5462971; FAX 818/546-2812 (CA). Winners The California Classic Concours on Rodeo 2000 winners included SCMers Peter Hageman, '26 Bentley 3-litre Supersport; Sam and Emily Mann, '39 Alfa Romeo Touring Spider; Charles Morse, '47 Delahaye 135M; Ginny and David Sydorick, '52 Ferrari Vignale Mexico; Chip Conner, '64 GT40 and '84 Lamborghini Countach; Bruce Meyer, '66 Cobra 427SC; Dane Prevnovitz, '73 Ferrari Daytona Spider; Bruce Canepa, '88 Porsche 959 Coupe; and Bill and Linda King, '21 Ford Model T Touring. (Photo essay, page 75.) Overheard SCMer Jim Feldman, Portland, OR, flew to Brooks Nurburgring Auction, 8/5/00, and bought a '58 Zagato-bodied AC Ace-Bristol Double Bubble Berlinetta that he followed for 10 years...Kensington Motor Group found a restored '16 Scripps Booth Model C for Tom Booth, grandson of the designer, fulfilling a long-held dream...50% of Spectrum Auctions has been sold to Ray Claridge, owner of CHP Enterprises, which includes Cinema Vehicle Services.. In a surprise move, FedEx has acquired St. Louis-based Passport Transport...Meguiar's is endowing a full annual scholarship for automotive restoration students studying classic car restoration at McPherson College, KS.• 9

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1( Auction CALENDAR SEPTEMBER Indiana - September 1-5 ICRUSE INT. - Auburn Idaho - September 2-3 SILVER AUCTIONS - Sun Valley Connecticut - September 2-3 MECUM - Lime Rock England - September 5 H&H CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Derbyshire, Motorcycles Massachusetts - September 9 ICRUSE INT. - Greater Boston Washington - September 9 SILVER AUCTIONS - Tacoma England - September 9-10 BROOKS UK - Beaulieu, Autojumble Canada - September 11 SILVER AUCTIONS - Kelowna, BC North Carolina - September 16 KRUSE INT. - Charlotte Illinois - September 16 SOTHEBY'S - Chicago, Motorcycles Texas - September 22-24 DEAN ICRUSE - San Antonio/Austin California - September 23 KRUSE INT. - Sacramento Iowa - September 23 MECUM - Des Moines New York - September 23 RM AUCTIONS - New York City New York - September 27 DOYLE -New York City OCTOBER France - Early October BROOKS EUROPE - Paris England - October 4 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Pennsylvania - October 4-7 BLAC1KHAWK - Hershey Pennsylvania - October 6 BROOKS - Hershey Mississippi - October 6-7 ICRUSE INT. - Biloxi Nevada - October 6-7 SILVER AUCTIONS - Las Vegas England - October 11 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington Oklahoma - October 13-15 SMITH AUCTION CO. - Tulsa Illinois - October 14-15 ICRUSE INT. - Volo England - October 15 BROOKS UK - Stafford, Motorcycles California - October 20-22 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs Missouri - October 20-22 KRUSE INT. - Branson California - October 20-22 McCORMICK - Palm Springs Canada - October 20-22 RM AUCTIONS - Toronto, Ontario California - October 21 CHRISTIE'S - San Diego Oregon - October 21 SILVER AUCTIONS - Portland Michigan - October 27-29 RM AUCTIONS - Novi Washington - October 28 SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane Nevada - October 28-29 "THE AUCTION" - Las Vegas Illinois - Nevada - October 28-29 KRUSE INT. - Las Vegas NOVEMBER England - Mid-November BROOKS UK - Harrogate November 3-4 MECUM - Arlington Heights West Virginia - November 4 ICRUSE INT. - Huntington Idaho - November 11 SILVER - Boise France - November 13 Texas -November 17-19 KRUSE INT. - Michigan - POULAIN - Palais de Congres Dallas California - November 17-19 McCORMICK - Palm Springs November 17-19 RM AUCTIONS - Novi England - November 20 CHRISTIE'S - London California - November 20-21 SPECTRUM - Marina del Rey Switzerland - November 25 OLDTIMER GALERIE - Toffen DECEMBER Kansas - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City England - December 2 BROOKS UK - London, Motorcycles Washington - December 2 SILVER - Spokane Florida - December 2-3 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota England - December 4 BROOKS UK - Olympia, London England - December 6 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! ik‘ ■111111 Arkansas - December 9 KRUSE INT. - Hot Springs England - December 11 COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington Switzerland - December 16 BROOKS EUROPE - Gstaad, Ferrari France - December 18 POULAIN - Palais de Congres JANUARY 2001 Florida - January 5-7 KRUSE INT. - Ft. Lauderdale Arizona - January 12-14 SILVER - Fountain Hills Arizona - January 17-21 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Arizona - January 19 RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix Arizona - January 26-28 KRUSE INT. - Scottsdale FEBRUARY 2001 England - February 14 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Washington - February 10-11 SILVER -Puyallup MARCH 2001 England - March 13 Florida - March 10 FtM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island APRIL 2001 California - April 6-8 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs England - April 11 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire JUNE 2001 England - June 6 H&H AUCTIONS -Derbyshire JULY 2001 England - July 25 H&H AUCTIONS -Derbyshire AUGUST 2001 Michigan - August 4 RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills, Meadow Brook California - August 17-18 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey SEPTEMBER 2001 England - September 4 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire, Motorcycles New York - September 22 RM AUCTIONS - New York OCTOBER 2001 England - October 3 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire NOVEMBER 2001 England - November 28 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire• For your FREE listing in this directory, and inquiries about display advertising information, please contact Scott Abts 503/2610555. fax 503/252-5854 e-mail arldirgsportscarmarket com SPORTS CAR MARKET It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! car logistics Phone: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  • 10  +41 31 888 14 25 e-mail:carlog@packimpex.ch The Complete Insider's Guide CLASSIC INVESTMENTS Desirable European Classic Sports Cars • 55 Jaguar XK 140 DHC  • 66 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage LHD  • 63 Austin-Healey BJ7  • 61 Porsche 356 Cabriolet  • 70 Porsche 911 S Coupe  • 72 Porsche 911T  • 58 Porsche Speedster, 45K ml original  • 60 Porsche Roadster, restored  • 59 Porsche 356A Convertible-D, project  P.O.A. $85,000 $9,500 $26,800 $19,500 $9,500 $53,000 $42,000 $15,800 Since 1989 • Buy/Sell/Restore 3303 E 42nd Ave, Denver, CO. 80216 USA Office/Fax 303.388.9788 • See photos on our website: www.classicinvest.com Sports Car Market H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire, Motorcycles

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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarkercom Dear SCM: At a previous McCormick's Palm Springs Auction (December 1999 issue, page 48), you reported a DeTomaso Pantera as the high sale of the auction. Actually, it did not sell. Also, you state: over $100,000 invested [correct], owner waiting to be bailed out by the market [not quite correct]. The story behind that Pantera is that it was owned by a local wealthy plastic surgeon. He did spend over $100K on the car, getting the best of everything. The car spesnt over one year at a wellknown Paramount, California Pantera shop, Wilkinson. This owner had an unbelievable office and home, big bucks, then the wheels came off. Several malpractice suits by high-profile clients such as Dorothy Hamill. Then he got caught doing surgery while collecting disability (one-armed plastic surgery at half price?). More lawsuits. Surprise, our friend sells everything at a fraction of its value and flees to South America. The Pantera was sold to a local car dealer who was auctioning it at McCormick's. I'm sure there are lots of juicy stories behind a lot of the cars being auctioned and we want to hear about them. Including the guy having an affair whose wife sells his Porsche for $100. If you blended your magazine to be half Sports Car Market and half The Enquirer, even my wife would read it and stop complaining about the $48 renewals. Yes, you would spend more money on legal fees defending yourself in some lawsuits, however, the increase in subscribers should more than compensate. Imagine, at the supermarket check-out counter, there would be The Enquirer, The Star, and Sports Car Market. —Marshall Boyer, investigative reporter, Palm Springs, CA. Perhaps this is the niche that Auto World Weekly is trying to fill. We'll leave it to them.—ED. Dear SCM: Just a quick note of clarification on your references to the Jaguar E-type in SCM July 2000. In the US, the six-cylinder E-type was referred to as the "XKE" and the twelve-cylinder Etype was referred to as the "V12." The Series III was never called an XKE (see page 67), as it no longer used the XK engine. Why am I splitting hairs over nomenclature? Because on page 33 (Christie's Auction), you comment that the high bid of $22,000 for lot #90, a 1971 Series II Roadster, was "right on the money for a Jag in this condition." Let me point out that only thirty-six 1971 Series IIs were delivered worldwide (identified by the factory-installed "extra Jag 12  IDs on front fenders" and chrome intake surround), of which only twenty were roadsters. That's right, lot #90 is one of the last twenty XKE roadsters produced. These late cars are very civilized, dependable, and great drivers; when you add triple SUs to the standard 3.54 rear end, these cars One of the last S II's, but does anyone care? were also the quickest of all the Etypes from 0-100 mph. Given all of this, I would suggest that the seller was correct in holding out for more money—at least $35,000 for a Condition #2 car.—Charles 0. Smith, Winchester, MA. With collector car nomenclature, we try to achieve a balance between what is "factory correct" and those terms that have become common usage. For instance, while Jaguar never called the Series III an XKE, the cars are universally known today as XKEs. So we will continue to refer to them that way. As for value, I don't believe that the fact that this car was one of the last twenty Series II roadsters produced adds significantly to its value. As a second-tier collectible, its price will be totally dependent upon condition.—ED. Dear SCM: Delighted to read that Aston Martin values are on the rebound ("Shifting Gears," August 2000, page 6). Despite your comments about high maintenance costs, I never found my 1966 DB6 Volante to be a problem in that respect. The only routine jobs over seven years of daily driving were the occasional tweaking of the three SUs, plus an annual check of the timing chain tension, plug cleaning and gapping, etc. The only major repair was to replace a broken clutch throw-out bearing, which wasn't difficult as the car has a removable transmission tunnel cover. The brake servo seals wear out after a while and the engine then starts sucking in brake fluid. Both fluid reservoirs have low-level warning lights so there's little risk of running out of fluid. The Armstrong "Selectaride" rear shocks need topping up with castor oil (the kind you get at the pharmacy) after a lot of use and I have had to replace quite a few broken wheel spokes over the years. Otherwise, no problems and a lot of driving enjoyment. Unlike many British cars of its era, these Astons never seem to overheat—even in traffic in hundreddegree heat. Of course, the same can't be said about the driver! Contrary to the comments in your article on page 77 in your August 2000 issue, the short-chassis Volante does not have the DB6 spoiler rear end, but retains the rounded trunk lid and small fins of the DB5. (The taillight lenses are different from those on the DB5.) The shortchassis models all had manual top mechanisms and two entirely separate, electrically selectable fuel tanks with no crossover. My car is the 36th of the 37 built and is LHD with the ZF five-speed box.— Mark Pluck, Glendora, CA Gary Anderson replies: Mark is correct that the Kammback and spoiler rear end were not added to the short-wheelbase DB6 Volante, though the split bumpers were added to the front. I misinterpreted a caption from Paul Woudenberg's brief but useful book, Illustrated Aston Martin Buyers Guide. The tail wasn't changed until the longwheelbase Volante was introduced, built on the DB6 chassis. The taillights on the SWB Volante, incidentally, were from a Triumph. Dear SCM: Alexander Leventhal's column in the June, 2000 issue raises serious questions. Here we have allegations of a nationally prominent car dealer and a nationally prominent appraiser conspiring to cheat their client. At best, the appraisal and advertised condition of the car supported a price level vastly inflated above the actual value. The only fact (as opposed to hearsay) I can derive from that article is Steve Cram appraised the car after it was delivered. He found it to be a partly assembled heap of parts worth $7,000. The purchaser claimed that the car was advertised as being in substantially better condition than Cram found and the appraisal confirmed that claim. My first reaction to reading this article was to wonder why the names of the dealer and appraiser didn't find their way into print. Surely it would be quite easy for Leventhal to request the original ad, any correspondence and the appraisal form from the purchaser to confirm that there was sufficient evidence to go to print with these names. The names must appear or the article has no value. Leventhal's advice that when hiring an appraiser, you insist on the appraiser doing the work instead of farming it out to a con- tractor is silly. If the appraiser is dishonest, this won't make him honest or provide any check to his dishonesty. It's also financially impractical to pay for an appraiser to personally travel to see each car. Finally, it's legally meaningless as any subcontractor is an agent of the appraiser and so the appraiser is as liable for any misdeeds by these contractors as if he did the work personally. Is Leventhal utterly ignorant of the law of agency? If there was a misunderstanding of some sort, I'd like to not only know the names of the parties involved, but hear from the appraiser and the dealer. I find it frustrating in the extreme to read this uninformative drivel concluding that the hapless customer was "screwed," as Leventhal so colorfully puts it. In fact, the customer may have been "screwed"—I can't tell from the way this article was presented. I do know that I felt such for having paid for a subscription to a magazine that lacks either the drive to get the facts or the spine to print them.—Paul Cassel, Albuquerque, NM Leventhal replies: Although I would have liked to have included the names of the dealer and original appraiser in the article, it was not possible to do so because such publication would have greatly reduced the chances of this matter settling out of court. Obviously, one of the prime motivators for the dealer and appraiser for a quick settlement in this action (which would be greatly beneficial to my client) is the ability to avoid the negative publicity associated with a lawsuit arising out of a deal which went as badly as this one. I am fully aware of the laws of agency, and that the subcontractor and the appraiser are jointly and severally liable for any fraud committed under agency law. By making this point, though, Mr. Cassel unfortunately makes it clear that he missed the entire point of the article, which is that if you have to sue your appraiser, you have already lost, as the expense and time required for such an action will be enormous. As mentioned in the article, one way to ensure that you do not have to do this is to have a big-name appraiser, and not a subcontractor, do the appraisal, because the chances of an appraiser with a nationwide reputation to protect screwing you over any single deal is negligible, while the same can not be said for a no-name subcontractor. The cost of sending a bigname appraiser pales in comparison to litigating with him and his sub later. Sports Car Market

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Dear SCM: I enjoy the magazine. The descriptions are informative. However, the italicized opinions add little. One man's "wrong color" may be another's "only right color." I really don't care whether a car is "suitable for driving along boulevards". . .or that it enjoys "not much of a following in the US." I assert 99% of collectors want to know what the car is and what other comparable cars have recently sold for. Save the opinions and give us facts. I am also annoyed by the insinuation that Italian marques are the most desirable. Had an American or English auto company marketed the Ferrari 308 GTS or GTSi, the car would have fallen into obscurity, where it belongs, years ago. Every car may hold an appeal for someone, but a car as poorly designed and offering so little performance as the 308 and commanding $35-40K without a blink from your opinion writers constitutes journalistic malpractice. Avoid having Italian car buffs write opinions about Italian cars. These boys lost their objectivity years ago.—D. Billpoint, San Pedro, CA. The purpose of the italicized comments is to provide a market perspective that hopefully enhances the block result and the condition report.—ED. Dear SCM: Please keep the American section as small as it is now. I love muscle, pony and prewar American cars, but there are already many other publications for these cars. I am afraid your readership will change if you expand the American section and they will demand more magazine space. We don't need the Corvette crowd, even though these are worthy cars. Keep the European sports car emphasis. You might even consider a little more space to larger grand touring cars. Thank you for the Reader Survey and considering what your readers want for SCM.—David Meltzer, Santa Rosa, CA. We received over 3,500 responses to the Reader Survey, and plan on having the results in a future issue of SCM. —ED. Dear SCM: You wrote a market review on a 1973 Porsche RSR which was sold at RM Auctions at Amelia Island this year (May 2000, page 42). You described it as a "concours restoration" and "over restored." This particular car was definitely not over restored, and it had suffered a major frontal left impact in Canada where the whole left front of the car was crushed into the driver's compartment. The flares were from a Turbo and the car did not have a correct VIN plate or serial number in any of the correct locations. You say that this car was bought at the low end of the RSR range, while I believe that this car was an average car, at best, and the bid was more on the high side than anything else.—David ltioh'man, via e-mail Jim Schrager replies: Thank you for your input. Your comments about the missing data plate and chassis serial numbers are well taken, as I did not look under the front bonnet of this car The previous collision damage you noted is also noted in both the auction company's description and my own comments. The Turbo flares were not an unusual period addition to the race cars of this era, as the RSR flares were made in very limited quantities. Although for somewhat different reasons, we seem to agree that the price was on the low side for this example. Our Mini-Profiles are meant to educate about the model in general (in this case, 2.8 RSRs) more than the particular car used as an example. But I do appreciate your additional facts and these will help us add to our knowledge of S/N 0782. If I am assigned other 911 race cars, may I drop you an e-mail asking your views? We each have our own network of experts and I would enjoy adding you to mine. David Mohlman replies: I would be happy to discuss any further race cars that you may have for viewing/appraisal. The reason J. J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BEST 4-12 YEAR TERMS APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com "8.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-payment penalty Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. 14  Sports Car Market SPORTS CAR FINANCING 8.99%* I was contacting you regarding the RSR is that I have owned three, one of which won the 1992 Boston Concours that I had restored to exact 1973 Le Mans specs with Jurgen Barth and Georg Loos, which finished second in class and also a completely original 1973 RSR with only 5,320 kms from new. This car was never wrecked, modified and still had the original motor and every nut, screw and washer was still as it left the factory in 1973. It was only repainted due to "race rash" from the three races it competed in until it was sold at the end of the '73 season and stored by a collector for twenty-six years. This car I sold to a private collector in the Far East. I am very involved with RSRs and have owned over fifteen 1973 RSs and three 1974 RSs. I look forward to hearing from you again. You need to get your "Malcolms" correct. Christie's LA Auction review should have listed Mr. M. Welford and not Mr. M. Barber. It is reassuring to know that one keeps good company in the "oops" department.—Tim McGrane, Blackhawk, Danville, CA. SCM regrets the error Errata Lee Iacocca's name was spelled incorrectly in the "Affordable Classics" article on page 69 in the August 2000 issue. • & co.

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Ask Mr. Kerb by Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Better Brakes And Tires For Old Cars Dear Mr. Kerb: "Old cars don't go or stop as well as new cars" is something that seems to get mentioned often in your column. Guys complain that the handling and braking of the old cars is inferior to just about any new car, including Neons and Corollas. Has anyone figured out how to put bigger brakes and tires on the old cars? Where would you look for parts and information on this sort of upgrade?—M.S., via e-mail Dear Mr. S: There are lots of things that we have done to old cars—good and not-so-good—to make them better. The desire to improve old cars is one reason why the term "engine swap" is part of our automotive vocabulary and in some ways, explains the existence of kit cars. Before I talk about more specific upgrades, let's all keep in mind that a car that is as unstable as a new-born foal on a frozen lake (why does an early Triumph Spitfire come to mind here?) needs more than wider wheels and tires to make it into a driver. Old (and primitive) cars need different camber curves, more caster, real steering, real shocks and a chassis that is stiff enough to hold the alignment settings while it bounces down the road. And more power? Otherwise lucid enthusiasts have installed Ford flathead V8s into MG TCs (and filled the spare wheel with concrete for extra traction) in an attempt to create something that they thought was better. Big changes (without proper planning, guidance and luck) will probably not perform exactly like you planned and when it comes time to sell, no one will put much value on any of your work unless it is bolt-on stuff and you saved the old parts. Now to your question. Enthusiasts and more than a few vintage racers have updated the braking and rubber on certain cars. The smartest and easiest way to do this is to follow the development path used by your type of car on later models. 6  Cars like the Jaguar XKE, Porsche 356 and the Austin-Healey Sprite received upgraded brakes as the series continued and it was done in such a way that it is possible for a reasonably skilled enthusiast to install the later components onto the earlier cars. The same can be said for wheels and tires on certain cars. However, this applies more to cars like the disc-braked Porsche, which retained a similar hub and fitted a wide variety of wheel sizes, than a Sprite where the rim width sky-rocketed from 3.5 to just 4.5 inches. To go much beyond the sizes used by the factory usually something has to be ground, hammered or bashed to make room for the newer and bigger stuff. There is a message here. As you upgrade, stick to factory combinations, even if from later cars but with similar bodies, where the factory has already figured out the fender clearance for larger tires and the clearance inside the wheel for larger brakes. There is also the mysterious world of brake master cylinder bore sizes, tandem systems and proportioning valves. The smart conversion will take into account all of the pieces that were fitted to the "donor" car and fit all of the pieces to your car unless there is a good reason not to. Reasons? Anyone who removes say, a single leading shoe drum brake package from the front of their car and installs a set of discs and calipers that were adapted to fit will probably find (unless they're lucky) higher pedal effort, more pedal travel and a terrible imbalance between the front and rear braking. Bastard combinations of dissimilar components can be made to work (look at any '50s or '60s Lotus) but the juggling of bore sizes and even friction materials is probably beyond the skill and patience of most of us. Even after you have improved the braking, finding tires of high quality that will fit an old sports car is a real challenge. The Sprite, with its narrow 13" wheels, will probably get very poor performance from a 185/60-13 tire that you shoehorned onto the skinny rims. The better size is 175/70-13 but it is difficult to find a good quality high-performance tire in this size. The same can be said for 14" tires for your ATE - braked Alfa or any kind of MGB. Remember, a high - quality tire is more desirable than any tire that happens to fit. When we install those giant brakes, what's the point if the tire just locks up? A good tire will have grip to match its width and give all the stopping power available. The tire availability problem actually goes well beyond the limits of just trying to find wider tires; cars like Mangustas, Panteras and other high performance '60s and '70s cars with 15" wheels have a difficult time finding something that is tall enough to fit their (already wide enough) wheels. Most of the high-quality 15" tires are very low profile, often 3-4" shorter than the original tires fitted to those cars, creating ground clearance problems, crunched front spoilers and a bizarre, slammed Honda Accord look. How do you start the conversion? Luckily the parts suppliers for many popular old cars offer the conversion parts ready to fit. This is one of those times when club membership will come in handy. You can get the benefit of other members' experiences with various upgrades and find out what fits and more importantly, what works. If you can't find anyone who has ever successfully upgraded your type of car, you should wonder if you really want to be the pioneer on a road that may lead nowhere. Dear Mr. Kerb: Jam an independent collector and occasional broker of European sports cars, mostly '50s vintage. I have been doing this long enough to not get too excited about prices increasing or decreasing in reasonable amounts but it looks like things are making a turn toward the 1989 era. lam looking to acquire a few important cars while disposing of my not-so-important ones and wonder whether now, a time of higher prices, is a good time to buy cars like a Siata 208 Spyder or other esoteric Italian collectibles?—GS., Tampa, FL Dear Mr. S: While the auctions and showrooms are doing good business, I really don't think that there is anywhere near the 1989 level of stupid money making stupid purchases. Still, the market for good cars is strong and I suppose this means that a good Siata 208S is going to have more than one suitor. In "softer" times, you might have been the only cash-in-fist buyer and your offer would be accepted by any motivated seller. Now, anyone looking to pay $150,000 for a $200,000 car or $200,000 for a $250,000 one is unlikely to be a new owner. It also means that your not-so-important/desirable stuff, though cheaper now than in the crazy times of buy-anything-red-whose name-ends-ina-vowel late '80s, is increasing in value. Again, the fringe cars will be the first to come down when the market softens, as it inevitably will. The short answer is you can get more for your stuff now (unless it's either wildly overpriced or hopelessly weird) and consequently, you will pay more now for any stand-up car. However, important, mainstream cars will always have more value than oddballs. So I say go for it, get rid of the funny cars with names you can't pronounce, and buy some first-rate, well-known collectibles. Sports Car Market

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PALM SPRINGS Keith Mc Cormick presents the 29th Collector Car Auction SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18th & 19th, 2000. AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS AT THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER 277 N. AVENIDA CABALLEROS, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. LAST SALE WAS 69% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith or Desley to answer your questions.  GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW!  LOCAL HOST HOTELS: We recommend The New Comfort Inn Tel. (760) 778-3699 at $85 per night or The Desert Lodge Hotel at $69 per night (760) 325-1356 or Palm Springs Hilton at $119 (760) 320-6868 1-800-522-6900 PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND Sponsored by The Oldies Station 104.7fm THE OLDIES STATION (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! 104.7fm THE OLDIES STATION ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for inside display - only space for 40 cars inside. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 602 E. SUNNY DUNES ROAD PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92264 U.S.A. Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com State License C- 1798 (760)-320-3290 Sponsored by The Oldies Station

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Dear Mr. Kerb: I have a friend with a late '80s BMW M3 who doesn't drive his car very much and as a result, his battery goes dead. When this happens, he has to have his car towed to the dealer because ofsome sort of computer problem. Is this the world's most elaborate anti-theft device or are the M3s really complicated ?— C.P., via e-mail Dear Mr. P: The most common problem associated with dead batteries on post-1985 BMWs is obtaining the radio's anti-theft code. Your dealer will key-in your radio's serial number and if it doesn't come up stolen on their computer, they can punch in a code and get it working again. As for the other problems. Most modern cars are fitted with on-board computers that are in some way similar to what BMW uses. The requirement for "OBD" (On Board Di- BIKE lfri 18  BUYS 1978 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Mark I oto Guzzi is  best known for its visually striking 90-degree V-twin engines and shaft drive. In the US, the company sold primarily large touring bikes,like the Ambassador and Eldorado, which often saw use as police cruisers. In 1972-74, the 750cc V7 Sport, Guzzi's first modern sporting motorcycle, was introduced. Two years later the 850 Le Mans Mark I, with a similar frame and engine, but better engine breathing and more horsepower, made its debut. With a top speed near 130 mph, the 850 Le Mans fit comfortably into the late '70s niche of café racers, focusing on sport riding at the expense of comfort. Compared to the Kawasaki Zl and other Japanese sport bikes of this era, the riding position of the Le Mans was decidedly European. Clip-on handlebars placed the rider's hands agnostics) and engines that make both good power and low emissions makes all of this Star Wars technology a necessary evil. Under strange circumstances, some mishap can smoke your computer and a new one has to be installed and coded. The problem has to be pretty extreme to lose the system. Sometimes the computer can get flooded from the sunroof drains becoming blocked. This can happen if you jack up the car using something other than the factory jack points; this can crush the drain outlets and the computer gets soggy. On other models like the 6 series, the computer is behind the glovebox and can get wet if the windshield seals dry out and leak. It should be possible to get a jump start and get going without any more trouble than a non-op radio. The computer system on the M3 really doesn't store any life-or-death codes to keep the system's memory happy and it only requires nine volts. Your battery can be too weak to start a moped and still have nine volts available. The only other thing to be aware of is that you should never remove the battery without "powering-up" the system somehow. There is a little tool available that is essentially a nine-volt transistor radio battery attached to a cigar lighter plug, which is all that is needed to keep enough volts flowing while you remove the battery for any reason. Complicated? If you come from the world of the hand-crank starter and magneto ignition, this probably seems like Flash Gordon stuff, but I'm sure in ten years we won't remember what it was like to remove a battery without taking the necessary precautions. Another possible reason your friend's M3 goes to the dealer on a flatbed is that the tow truck driver fried someone else's computer trying to jump start their car and is unwilling to buy another black box. This can be avoided by making sure the key is off when you connect the jumper battery to the jumpee battery.• Are you buried in your collector car? Share your grief with like souls. Send a photo of your car with 300 words to: Our Cars, c/o Sports Car Market magazine, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Owner: Bob Hillier, Portland, Oregon below the steering stem and rearset foot pegs forced riders into a forward crouch. While this put more weight on the front wheel, increasing traction and cornering power, it wasn't exactly the perfect riding position for driving across Nebraska. Ultimately, the Le Mans functions best at high speeds through moderate twists and turns. With dual Brembo discs on the front and a single one on the rear, it offers exceptional stopping power. However, Guzzi's linked braking system may not be to every rider's liking. Operating the rear brake pedal activates one front disc and the rear disc simultaneously. The Le Mans gas tank is painted two-tone, with a black top over a red, ice blue, or white bottom. A small fairing is mounted to the handlebars, and a patch of Day-Glo orange on the fairing increases the bike's visibility. The exhaust pipes are finished in flat black. The 850 Le Mans is a low bike. Once seated, you must get used to the Guzzi's cylinders, which can obstruct the knees. Metal guards bolted to the cylinder heads which prevent them from being bashed in a tip-over are a good idea. The twin Dell'Orto 36-mm carburetors have no stock air filters, just metal screens. Aftermarket K&N air filters are often added to extend the life of the engine. Achieving 40,000 miles should not be difficult with this protection. The Italian-made CEV handlebar switches are known for being weather sensitive, and the satinblack paint on the frame ages quickly. The engine is considered robust but watch out for oil leaks from the rear main seal. The alu- minum cylinders have iron liners and can be rebored. The driveshaft's universal joints are prone to wear. In the 1980s, the Le Mans received bigger fairings, larger 1000cc engines (but not always more powerful), rounded cooling fins and a 16-inch front wheel (which was criticized for its negative effect on handling). Because of its pure sporting nature, the original Mark I is the model most desired by collectors.—Bill Neill• Years produced  Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight (dry)  Price new  1976-78 Colors ... red, ice blue, white (with black accent) 7,036 worldwide 850cc 5-speed 425 lb. approx. $3,800 Value today (restored)  Engine #  Web site  $5,0007,000 Frame # .. Plate riveted to steering head (may not match engine) Beneath left cylinder on block vvww.mgnoc.com Perfect Le Mans owner  Values handling and power above comfort, knees don't stick out too far. Ratings: 1.1-11.11,11.1 is Best Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Sports Car Market

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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 http://www.chequeredflag.r,orn Alvis 1953 TO 21 DHC. Mocha/brown, 4-speed, LHD, Exceptionally nice. $24,900. Austin - Healey 1962 3000 MKIIA. Burgundy/black, C/W/W, older restoration. $22,500. 1967 3000 MK III Phase II. Red/ black, not rusty. $15,500. BMW 1964 Jaguar E-type Roadster. Red/black, not perfect but great driver. $29,500. 1988 325 Convertible. Black/tan, auto, 95M miles, very reliable. $7,000. 1990 525i. Black/gray, 137M, auto, good transportation. $6,900. Chevrolet 1969 Corvette Roadster. White/ red, 427 Tr-Power, 400 hp. 4-speed. $19,500. Fiat 1934 508 S Balilla Sports Spider. Yellow/black, 4-speed. $37,500. Ford 1965 Cobra replica. 427 body, red/ tan, 302, 5-speed. Good build quality. $22,500. 1963 Corvette Coupe. Black/black, 340hp, 4-speed, very nice. $26,500. 1965 Mustang fastback. Green/ black, Shelby clone, 289, auto. $14,500. 1966 Mustang GT convertible. Yellow/beige, auto, fresh restoration. $19,500. Jaguar 1956 XK140 DHC. Red/tan leather. Pro Chevy V8 conversion. Stunning. $34,000. 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL, black/black, auto, 2 tops, very pretty. $22,500. 1961 XK150 Coupe 3.8. Auto, unused since '78. Black plates $14,500. 1964E-type Roadster. Black/red, 80k miles, new chrome, pretty, #s match. $35,000. 1966 MK 11 3.8. 4-speed, white/ black. CA car. No rust, $16,900. 1967 E-type 2+2 SI Coupe. 4-speed, burgundy, pretty. $13,000. 1969 E-typeS II Coupe. Red/black, C/W/W, ice air, a looker. $19,500. 1971 E-Type S III Coupe. 4-speed, C/VV/W. Silver/black. Rebuilt motor $14,900. 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe. Silver/black, mint. $29,500. 1974 E-type S III V12 Roadster. Silver/blue, auto, C/W/W. $32,000. Land Rover 1991 Range Rover. Black/tan, 95M miles, brush guards, well maintained. $10,500. Lotus 1985 Esprit Turbo. Dark Gray/gray, low miles, fun car. $15,900. Mercedes - Benz 1959 220S Cabriolet. Cream/ oxblood, 4-speed, A/C, superb. $28,500. 1962 190SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $22,500. 1966250SE Coupe. Plum/tan, auto, new motor, sun roof. $9,500. 1975 4505L roadster. Tobacco brown/tan, New A/C, super paint/ body. $11,500. 1992 500SL. Silver, '98 upgrades. 130K miles, perfect. $28,500. MG 1955 TF 1500. Red/black, wire wheels, super original. $17,500. 1960 MGA 1600. Red/black, recent restoration. Very nice. $14,900. 1964 MGB. White/black. W/W, 80M miles, 1 owner, original paint. $9,500. 1968 MGB. Primrose/black, very original, black plates, solid wheels. $7,500. 1969 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $9,500. Oldsmobile 1962 Cutlass F85 cony. Red/red, V8, auto, black plates. $9,000. Paige 1920 Paige 5.4 Litre Stock Racer. 10 world speed records! $360,000. Pontiac 1967 Firebird convertible. Yellow/black, 6-cyl., auto, super original. $10,500. Porsche 1960 356 B Super Cabriolet. White/ blue leather, new top, interior. $35,500. 1985 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Black/ gray,121K miles, rebuilt motor. $22,900. Triumph 1967 TR4A. White/black, black plates, 2-owener, very original. $14,500. Volkswagen 1963 Beetle convertible. 38K miles, 4-speed w/overdrive. One owner since '65. Fantastic Condition. $11,500 Automotive Art 15 limited-edition Harold Cleworth prints available. Formore information visit www.chequeredflag.conn!

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r The Wrenching TRUTH A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed@sportscarmarket.com , fax 503/252-5854. McCabe Automotive Restorations S by Bill Neill kip McCabe's shop concentrates on restoring and fabricating body panels. Italian cars are their specialty, and they have created panels for Ferraris including a GTO, 250 LM, 275 GTB and Daytona. Replacement body panels for decades-old Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis are scarce at best, and generally unobtainable, which is why they need to be hand-built from scratch. "To get it right, you have to think in the same manner as when they built them," McCabe said of the original coachbuilders. "It takes an enormous amount of hand labor and a dedication to detail." In his shop, seven or eight small pieces of metal may be welded together to make a fender. At least half of the cars they work on are aluminum rather than steel. The repair methods are similar, but aluminum is more difficult to weld. McCabe tries to preserve as much of a car's original body as possible. For example, on a fender, the wheel opening may be bad but the rest is salvageable. On a hood, the area around the seal may have deteriorated but the center could be sound. In such cases, he can preserve the solid portion and recreate its outer edges. Starting a restoration with a car's existing body parts is the preferred method, even if they are damaged or rusted. "When you use part of the old body, if it hasn't been crunched, you know that that was the true exact shape," he explained. Over the years, they've learned that a vintage car body is often not symmetrical like a modern stamped one would be. For instance, a hood scoop may have been lopsided when originally built by the coachbuilder. The danger in a complete rebody done from scratch is that the new panels may not have the authentic flaws in fit and construction that the original had. The shop also restores Mercedes-Benzes and Porsches. Mercedes 280SLs are one of the few cars McCabe deals with for which new body parts can still be purchased. "If you can buy a whole fender for $500 to $800, it's not worth it to spend a week fixing a damaged one," he explained. "We look at it from the 20  standpoint of what is most cost effective." And his shop doesn't restrict itself to metal bodies. They have also worked on fiberglass cars including a Porsche 908 and even the carbon fiber/Kevlar Ferrari F40. McCabe uses Glasurit paint, and has an impressive collection of chips and formulas for vintage paint schemes. Although some customers are still attracted by the magic of the word lacquer, he tries to convince them that modern urethane is a superior finish. "It's totally repairable and repairs are invisible," he said of urethane. As for lacquer, he's convinced its time is past. "You could get a high gloss," McCabe said, "but it didn't last." Further, increasingly stringent environmental regulations make using lacquer difficult. In addition to body work, McCabe's shop does some restoration of brake, exhaust and electrical components. But engine, upholstery and chrome jobs are sent out to other shops. McCabe's interior work. Also nearby are machine shops and a woodworking specialist, and there's a glassblower next door who has helped shape Plexiglas pieces in his oven for restoration projects. Chrome trim is sent to JG Metal Finishing in Chicago, thirty miles away. "They do the old-style chrome process," McCabe said, "building pieces up with copper as much or as long as they need to." A piece of trim may remain in the copper tank for thirty hours, if necessary. Chromed metal parts on an older car may be worn away from repeated rechroming; a bumper can become dangerously thin if a shop repeatedly grinds away metal prior to chroming it. McCabe has taken on projects that have been sitting in boxes for ten years, and brought all the bits together to have them emerge as concours-ready cars. "We had a Ferrari 410 Superamerica that arrived with a Chevy engine in it that we had to bring all the way back from the dead," he recalled. During its restoration, they rebuilt the suspension along with replacing missing molding and door handles. Skip McCabe (far left) and his staff with an aluminum Ferrari 196 Dino which they are original racing configuration. Shop  Owner  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Recommended by  McCabe Automotive Restorations Skip McCabe Mundelein, IL 12 15 20 $40 Prefers to work on  Phone  Fabrication of body parts Italian cars 847/949-8340 SCMsubscriber Harry Garschagen Body and paint work generates a lot of dust and grit, which doesn't mix well with the rebuilding of expensive engines to close tolerances. For engine work, McCabe relies on two specialists: Scott Taylor in Crown Point, Indiana, and John D'Avola at Autosprint in Chicago. Lake County Auto Upholstery, across the street from his shop, handles all of returning to its "Cars have gone directly from here to Pebble Beach," McCabe remarked. Within the last year, his shop completed the restoration of a Maserati 5000 GT with a Monterosa body that had been apart for twenty years. "There was no chrome, no glass, the motor was out of it," he commented. His shop fabricated new door panels, the front portion of the hood and new rocker panels. McCabe has a core clientele of thirty to fifty people for whom he does repeat projects. New customers find him through word of mouth in the collector community. Last summer at Concorso Italiano and Pebble Beach, SCM subscriber Harry Garschagen, who lives north of Chicago, noticed several cars restored by McCabe. He spoke to other Maserati owners who recommended the restorer's work. Garschagen's 1963 Maserati Sebring Series 1 coupe, purchased in May '99, is now being restored in McCabe's shop. It won't make Concorso Italiano this summer, but look for it at Monterey in 2001.• Sports Car Market

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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop itlECUIILD HWEESICV-'www.guildclassiccars.com Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 1936 Custom Cord  454 Big Block Chevy  1950 Custom Mercury The Guild of Automotive Restorers is a full service restoration facility serving the needs of the International collector car hobby. We do everything in house from mechanical to upholstering so that we control the quality of every task performed during a restoration. One of our proudest accomplishments over the years has been the assembling of our team of expert craftsmen who range from the very gifted young to the old hands with forty years experience under their belt. They are indisputably the top of their profession and this results in restorations which can be accomplished as efficiently and effectively as is possible with such a difficult task. Restoration is an expensive proposition no matter how it is done but it is always more expensive to restore a car improperly, especially if the restorers are experimenting. To be the most cost, and more importantly, quality effective you need experienced personnel working on your car with a master restorer overseeing the whole procedure. This is what you get at The Guild and it is for that reason that collectors and enthusiasts from all over North America bring their cars to The Guild. If you would like an even better idea of what we do let me encourage you to visit our web site www.guildclassiccars.com where you can see our services listed in detail and you can get a taste of our expertise. 1934 Bentley  1964 Chevy Impala SS 409  1934 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio We feel that one of the most important things in a restoration project is your comfort level. We remember that this is a hobby and a passion for you the same way it is an art and a passion for us. If you have a project you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call. We look forward to hearing from you. The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944

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Our CARS Send your stories (maximum 300 words) and photo to "Our Cars," SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 or e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com 1962 MGA Owners: Mark Schirmer, Annapolis, MD Purchase price and date: $9,000, June 1996 Mileage since purchase: 3,600 Recent work: New battery; smacked starter with large screwdriver (works fine now); yanked out heater; oil and filter change; rear brake repairs; new brake fluid; added air to tires. It wasn't until Editor Martin requested a photo of my 1962 MGA that I realized I didn't have one. In fact, the photo of the white MGA you see here was taken with a hand- I've always been romanced by its shape: the lines, the flow of it all. They say the MGA's silhouette was penned with the Le Mans Mulsanne Straight in mind, the A me-down digital camera just before I sat down to write these words. I'm not a photo person—my wife is the shooter —and I really don't know why I'd need a photo of my car. After all, I know every line of the MGA. being slicker than the tall and upright MG IF that it replaced. I've always thought the MGA was important. Small and weak, perhaps, but it looked important—the profile viewed from the rear three-quarters: the line that starts up high at the headlight, runs down past the door, dipping gracefully before running up again over the rear wheels. That shape is unmistakably English and from a time when English cars were significant. hard." I've run about 3,600 miles in four years, a thousand of which were tacked on during a rainy, week-long tour of Michigan in Automobile Magazine's Perfect Ten Celebration Tour. This MGA that I finally photographed after four years of ownership, I bought from Automobile Magazine regular Jamie Kitman in May 1996. I paid him $9,000 for the car, which was $2,000 less than what he was asking a year earlier. Amazing how a second child and new house will focus the seller. I'm not sure if that was too much, but I really wanted the car and the price seemed fair between friends. I guess the car—with its 1600cc pushrod engine—is about a condition 3, if that means "in pretty sound shape, runs most of the time but occasionally needs a new part or a good rap with something Time at the wheel is still special. The MGA isn't fast and doesn't really stop all that well —miserably by today's standards— but the engine has a sweet growl, the unassisted steering is wonderful and the gearbox is the finest I've ever rowed. Kitman told me he had three different people work on the gearbox to get it just right. And it is just right. Each gear is a short, precise throw; you can feel the gears feed into each other. They say the Mazda Miata has the sweetest gearbox in the world. My MGA is better. This past spring I discovered that, once the passenger seat cushion is lifted out, a child's seat will fit snugly with some work. My twoand-a-half year old son now rides with me. He can't see out, but he smiles a lot and slides his little hand up into the wind and laughs. We'll be driving the MGA a lot more this summer.• SCM has just eight copies of the Alfa Bible, signed by author Pat Braden. New from Sports Car Market NEW! The SCM Alfa Romeo Mini-Profiles on CD-Rom for Windows/PC. Includes Tune-up, Maintenance and Repair Procedures, Competition Tuning, Alfa Buyer's Guide, and History and Development. If you have only one Alfa book in your library, this should be it. SCMSpecial: $28, including shipping, anywhere in the world. To order 12 years of SCM Mini-Profiles on one compact disc. Every car pictured and described in detail. , Sports car,Il l Nfo Rbmeo FA ro 71,17,0, -- Sperts,Car Market., 4 e'rigst Plus, inlcuded free - Alfa Romeo screen saver with over 40 color photos. SPECIAL OFFER: SCM Subscribers, $15 plus $4 Shipping A164 o .) • 22  anywhere in the world (non-subscribers, $20). order your Alfa Bible or your SCM Alfa Romeo Mini-Profile CD, call with your VISA/MC: 1-800-289-2819, outside U.S. 503-252-5812, Fax 503-252-5854 or Email: Copyed@sportscarmarket.com Snailmail (check or VISA/MC): ALFA OFFER, c/o SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, Oregon 97292 Sports Car Marke

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J.C. Taylor Antique Auto Insurance Information Sheet 1 (800) 345-8290 (610) 853-1300 Underwritten by Maryland Casualty Company (A member of the worldwide Zurich Insurance Group) with offices and claim facilities in principal U.S. cities. Applicant  Address  1. Operator License Number  Date of Birth  Occupation  Zip  Phone Number ( Number of Antique Autos owned  2. List all losses in past three years and moving violations—antique and modern cars. (Date-Cause-Payment.)  3. Total Annual Mileage: Club Functions  Other Purposes  4. Name of antique or car club to which you belong  5. List modern cars used for daily transportation (owned)  (or company cars)  6. Where are cars garaged? Under one roof? Construction of garage—brick-frame-fire resistive  7. Has rated horsepower or other specifications been changed? Yes  No  If yes, explain:  8. The following coverages are available. Indicate those desired by placing "X" in proper boxes. O Liability ($100,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $15.00, 2nd $10.00, 3rd $5.00 • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist—Rates as required by your State. Car 1 $  Car 2 $  Car 3 $  0 Liability ($300,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $20.00, 2nd $14.00, 3rd $8.00 ~~ Medical Payments of $1,000.: 1st car $4.00, 2nd car $3.00, 3rd car $2.00. Units in excess of 3, NO CHARGE Physical Damage O Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate— $0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. 0 Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. '1=1  (Note—Collision is not written as a singular coverage but is available with Comprehensive.) Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of insurance for each • vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of amount of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. 9. Date this coverage is to be effective  ANTIQUE AUTOS TO BE INSURED We Require: 1. PHOTO of all vehicles listed 2. APPRAISAL for each vehicle valued at $20,000 or over Body Type  Year  1.  2.  3.  4.  Use separate sheet for additional cars to be insured. An application may be forwarded to you for additional information. My vehicle(s) will be used mainly in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest and will not be used primarily for the transportation of passengers or goods. If you are a resident of FL, PA, or NJ, send copy of regular car policy.  NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL STATES. Signature:  Date:  Note: Your insurance will become effective upon payment of the entire premium, acceptance of the risk and compliance with all state specific laws and regulations. Please sign and forward with your remittance, payable to:  J.C. TAYLOR ANTIQUE AUTO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 320 South 69th Street • Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082 web site: www.jctaylor.com Make  Series or Model  V.I.N. (Vehicle I.D. Number)  Serial or Motor Number  Present Valuation (Amount of Insurance) Policy Minimum Premium $50.00 _J

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- Market Review at Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo T Chassis number: 01959 his unique 1900 was bodied by the Swiss coachbuilding company, Ghia Aigle, specifically forthe 1955 Geneva Salon. This is the earliest of eight Alfas bodied by Ghia Aigle known to survive, and as such, in many respects the most interesting and most important. After the Geneva show the car appears to have remained in Switzerland before being acquired by a Dutch Alfa enthusiast earlier last year. Today the car is remarkably well preserved and apparently unmodified from its appearance forty-five years ago. During the 1980s, S/N 01959 underwent a restoration by its thenowner, Pierre Le Grand. The car then passed unto the hands of Claud Fresard and was featured prominently in the "Musee de l'Automobile Muriaux" near Saignelegieer in Switzerland. The collection had a strong tendency towards vehicles with a Swiss coachbuilt history. On finally leaving the museum, and Switzerland for apparently the first time, the car was acquired by an enthusiastic Dutch classic car collector, and he has maintained, used and displayed it for the past eighteen months. Finished in traditional Italian racing red, with tan leather upholstery, this beautiful sports car benefits from the successful, well-proven mechanics of the popular, sporting 1900 model allied to the handsome work of one of Europe's most respected and stylish coachbuilders. This car sold for $64,390 at the Barrett-Jackson/Coys of Kensington Auction in Monaco on May 27, 2000. That is a handsome pricefor a 1900, reflecting the car 's custom coachwork The competition 1900 Zagato coupe can bring $20-50,000 more, while we've seen average Touring coupes sell for under $40,000. In the first half of the 1950s, car designers made the transition from pre- to post-war design. Ghia was certainly among the most daring and experimental of the Italian bodybuilders. Their styling efforts ranged from the sublime to the unarguably ugly. By exploring both boundaries, they clarified for everyone else what worked and what did not. As a result, and certainly because of some of their most outlandish efforts, they had a major impact on the shape of the modern automobile. Ghia 's international respect is reflected in the fact that they worked for American manufacturers at a time when it was politi- Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  cally correct to sneer at European cars. The Chrysler Dual Ghia, of Rat Pack fame, is one example. Ghia Aigle was an attempted expansion ofGhia by Mario Felice Boano and his son Gian Paolo, owners of Ghia at the time. They purchased the Swiss company De Secheron and renamed it, but only afew cars were built in Aigle, Switzerland. Towards the end ofthe company's short life, many of its bodies were actually formed at Ghia's facility in Italy, then installed on chassis in Aigle. Its notable that, according to Peter Marshall, two Ghia Aigle coupes and one Spider still remain in Switzerland. This cabriolet embodies styling elements of both Ghia 's successes and failures. The finely drawn front end on this car with its delicate heart-shaped grille, hints of the elegance that characterized the original Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. The scoop on the rear fender suggests the gaping grilles that adorned some of Ghia's most ridiculous creations, rear fender scoops being a popular area for experimentation as design- 24  ARNIM 1014BARDA FABBRICA AUTOMOBIll TIPOL,  =II MILANO =MI .J hi? 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Cabriolet ers searched for ways to create an attractive rear fender line on otherwise slab-sided efforts. approx. 542 (1900s) (coupe) $5,184 (1952); Touring included rear fender scoops in a much more restrained way on its Tipo 55 prototype 1900 C cabriolet, and they were seen on several other marques on both sides of the Atlantic. The wrap-around windshield on this 1900 is another signature of '50s cars, and it works nicely in this instance. Virtually all the Italian bodybuilders used the 1900 platform. The most notable experiments were undoubtedly the three Bertone BAT coupes. The majority of custom bodies on the 1900 floor pan were coupes, and only a small percentage had convertible tops. It is likely that the 1900 pan was simply not strong enough for a topless car, and reinforcements to the floorpan were required for the few that were made by Zagato, Touring, Farina, Boneschi and Pininfarina. 1955 $40,000-50,000 (1900 PF Cabriolet) approx. $150 $18 Engine bulkhead Intake side of block 1900 Register, Mariners, Courtland Ave., Esher, Surrey England KTIO 9HZ www.alfaromeo.com Maserati 3500 GT, Lancia B2OGT, Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead The chassis number of this car is for an early 1955 second-series Sprint, indicating a 2.5-meter wheelbase with dual carburetors on an engine producing 115 hp. Its provenance goes back to its first appearance at the Geneva Salon for 1955, but there is a significant gap in ownership between that date and Le Grand's restoration sometime in the early 1980s. The new owner will surely want to fill this void, but the effort may be difficult because the car seems to have remained in very private hands. The 1900 driveline is very sturdy and even though this car has sat idle for much of its life, it should still give strong service to its lucky new owner The price seems more than reasonable for an attractive open Alfa with an interesting history. Let's hope we see the car on some European touring events in the near future.—Pat Braden (Photo and description courtesy of auction company)• Chassis # The Ghia Aigle-bodied Alfa Romeo 1900s Engine # 1900C*01959* 1900C*02055* 1900C*02189* 1900C*10098* 1900C*10099* 1900C*10208* 1900C*10438* 1900C*10482* 1308.01181 1306.03405 1308.10121 1308.10149 1308.10361 Information courtesy of Peter Marshall, 1900 Registry Sports Car Market Cabrio Coupe Coupe Spider Coupe Cabrio Coupe Coupe Location NL CH CH USA CH

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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 52 1900 PININFARINA, cabriolet, very complete, needing nothing, floors and rockers, needs total restoration, $13,500. 530893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 56 GIULIETTA SPRINT, dormant for years, nice original, needing attention, $9,500. 770-345-5349. GA 57 genuine factory Giulietta Veloce, 1 of 32, totally and correctly restored, no updates, traceable history, white with blk/red interior, $32,000. Kirk F. White, 904-4276660. FL 58 GIUL1ETTA SPYDER, primer/flat blk, 4-cyl, 50K orig mi, new parts, needs to be assembled, in storage 12 yrs, little rust, CA car, spare motor, trans, and more, call for details, $12,000 OBO. Mike, 416-2427788. FAX 416-242-4112 CANADA ON 59 2000 SPYDER, 4-cyl, 5-spd, red/blk interior/top, bucket seats, chrome wheel discs, rebuilt engine, $10,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-6801961 IL 59 GIULIETTA SPIDER, 1400, white, 80K mi, rare Veloce model, complete original and fun, low miles on rebuilt engine and 5-spd trans, well maintained, good paint, interior and chrome, no rust or dents $18,000. 323-935-6118. CA AR1012000239. Complete bare metal restoration, no rust or bond°, new chrome, Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/red piping, new Pirellis, new rubber hoses, window & door seals, new 60  SPRINT  SPECIALE, suspension bushings and shocks, mechanically excellent, newly rebuilt Veloce engine, original block also available, 72,000 miles, great driving car, $27,000 obo. 407-876-8860. FL 61 GIULIETTA SPRINT, Speciale project, roller, some work completed, many NOS, used spares, $5,750 OBO. 425-9854259. WA 63 GIULIA SPIDER, concours restoration, 1600cc dual Webers, $20,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 65 2600 COUPE, white w/blk leather, stored several yrs, good body and trim, runs but needs brakes, $4,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 65 SPIDER NOR1VIALE, sound engine, trans, all running gear, complete, some rust but orig CA car, needs total cosmetic restoration but great runner, $6,900 OBO. 831663-4588. CA 67 DUETTO, red w/blk interior, owned for 23 yrs, excellent cond, 1750 engine, lots of spares, $12,000. Diehl Jones, 9 10-4842306. 910-484-6364.NC 67 GIULIA SUPER SEDAN, new paint and bodywork, much restoration work done, runs well, nice car plus piles of extra parts, $6,000 firm. Bruce Perry, 8 14-3683208. FAX 814-368-4758 PA 69 DUETTO, TX car, drk green, restored, rare BWA alloys, covered headlights, detailed engine compartments, lots of work done, $9,800. 310-399-6938. CA 69 DUETTO CONVERTIBLE, very nice cond, 85K orig mi, white w/blk interior, $8,000. Gullwing Motor, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 76 ALFETTA GT, red w/blk interior, pristine orig condition, 29K mi, $5,500. 773777-6807. IL 76 SPYDER 2000, 5-spd, 85K orig mi, blk w/brown leather interior, runs great, excellent condition, no rust, must see, $5,900. 617-394-9744. MA 78 ALFETTA GT, nice interior, good transaxle, lots of spares, $1,200. Sam, 205254-3230 days. 205-823-7042 eves. AL 78 GTV, Webers, runs, restore or parts, $1,000. 413-663-9882. MA 79 ALFETTA SPRINT, Veloce coupe, 4cyl, 5-spd, red w/tan cloth, wood wheel, sunroof, pb, 77K mi, $5,000. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-6801961 IL 81 SPIDER, beautiful bronze metallic paint w/tan interior and new tan top, runs and drives great, low miles, garaged and pampered, excellent TX body, Forristall's, 281531-9090. TX 81 SPIDER VELOCE, orig owner, red w.blk interior, cast alloy wheels, only 16K mi, new tires, new convertible top, hardtop included, engine tuned, runs like new, no dings/dents/rust, NY plates current, $14,000. 212-869-6064 leave mess. NY 86 SPIDER CONVERTIBLE, white/blk, 100K mi, Quadrofoglio wheels, new top, brakes, tires, exhaust, battery, $4,800. 248360-7340. MI 86 SPYDER GRADUATE, 5-spd, 103K orig mi, red w/blk leather interior, excellent condition, no rust, $4,900. 617-3949744. MA 87 SPIDER VELOCE CONY, blIc/blk leather, 5-spd, a/c, $4,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 88 GRADUATE, red w/tan interior, 49K 1 owner miles, 5-spd, A/C, has books and records, $6,800. Octagon Auto, 717-2440669. PA 91 blk w/tan interior, 5-spd, 52K orig mi. $9,000. 636-239-6781. MO 91 SPIDER, red w/tan interior, black top and detachable hardtop, less than 20K mi, showroom condition, orig owner $12,000 firm. 607-895-6410. NY 91 SPIDER, red w/tan interior, 20K mi, manuals, TX car, $15,000. 208-795-2886. ID 91 SPIDER VELOCE, red w/tan interior, 72K, no boot cover, beautiful finish, Palm Springs, 760-318-3500 Drs Office. CA 94 164 QUADRIFOGLIO, white w/blk leather interior, 5-spd, 71K mi, dealers service history with timing belt replaced at 60K mi, new clutch, runs and looks excellent $14,000. Octagon Auto, 717-2440669. PA LITERATURE Tutte Le Vetture Dal 1910 ( All cars from Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS 1( New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. I( Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. 1(1300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all '/ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST & YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! In California, call: 1-800-890-ALFA (2532) or 510-525-9435 Fax: 510-525-9519 September, 2000  750-101-102-105-106-115-116-119-164 The largest stock in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs • Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. 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1910): The ultimate 874 page Alfa Romeo reference. Mint, third edition, signed, $250. Bill, 425-822-4231. Manuals & Books for Alfa Romeo: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4640. 888-380-9277 toll free. MI PARTS 105 series 1300 crank & head $150.00 each. 1600 engines or engine parts available. Montreal N.O.S. front crossmember, B/O. Super or Ti inside door sill plates $50.00 per pair, Super or Ti front Bumperettes $50.00 per pair. N.O.S. drivers door, B/O. Giulia Ti N.O.S. rear trunk lid $200.00. Plexi windows available for Supers or GTVs. Fred, 714-379-9084. CA Sprint Speciale front bumper, old TZ1 parts manual copy in great old binder, CARSKATES MAKES A 2-CAR GARAGE INTO A 3-CAR GARAGE • Move cars, trucks, trailers in any direction • Makes storage easy • Fits all tire widths • Capacity 6,000 lbs, set of 4 • 8" x 16" x 1/4" steel platform • H.D. 3" casters • $160 set of 4 (s&h additional) • 3 sets $145 each • Same day shipping Satisfaction or your money back! = Toll-Free Phone (888) 647-1879 • Fax (248) 356-1066 www.carskates.com  1 P & J PRODUCES 988 Gordon Lane, Birmingham, MI 48009 • Veloce ALFA ROMEO M o tors  parts, service and repair. Factory trained Alfa Romeo Mechanic DAN SOMMERS Diane Sommers (503) 274-00' 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209 New location, new name. Formerly Euro Auto Service Re—Originals  OEM Quality, Over 30 years experience. mint old models, manuals, lots of great Etceterini old brochures, etc Jerry, 330759-5224 days. OH • 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia FROM EUROPE! Duetto Alfa SS Montreal 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider Apollo FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Alfa - Ferrari - Lancia - Fiat - Maserati - Apollo - Lam borghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. PHONE 281-807-1945 or FAX 281-807-1946 26  Sports Car Market

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IFERIZAR Chassis number: 18745 Engine number: 00378 illf hen the Lamborghini Miura appeared, high-performance coupes with engines in front of the driver began to look quite old fashioned to some observers. Stung by outspoken criticism of their front-engined Daytona models, Ferrari unveiled at the 1971 Turin Motor Show the aggressive 365 BB flat-twelve, mid-engined Boxer Berlinetta. At this point it was still a concept car used to make a point, demonstrating what could be done with a flat-twelve powerplant similar to that used in the Scuderia's Formula One cars. Ing. Mauro Forghiere's powerful flat-twelve engines went on to bring Ferrari many laurels in Formula One and endurance racing from 1970 to 1973. Both the concept car and the engine were too good to waste and in 1973 the 4.4-liter 365 GT4 BB "Boxer," a road-going production version of the earlier prototype, was launched at the Paris Motor Show. Combining the flat twelve with aggressive styling by Pininfarina, Ferrari set a theme for their high-performance road cars that would evolve for almost a decade. This 365 GT4 BB appears in very presentable order and has probably been repainted. The yellow paintwork over black sills is most attractive. The interior is in very good condition and there is an original type Eviatone radio/cassette player installed. The odometer shows just 5,017 kms, although this may not be original. The car is offered with its original instruction book. EPA paperwork indicated that this Boxer was imported from Italy by a Mr. Jerrold Goldine and passed to a Mr. Millett in 1983 where it was kept in a heated and dehumidified garage with the other Ferraris in his collection. Being a carbureted car, the new owner will undoubtedly enjoy the sound of the four triple-throat Webers working hard in the engine bay. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  Market Review uyer's Guide 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB "Boxer" later car (1,928 units versus 387). Another issue to the Stateside enthusiast of the time would have been the difficulty in importing and federalizing the 365 (no Boxers were ever officially brought to the US by Ferrari). The short-stroke 365 motor wasn 't anywhere near as clean running as the longer-stroke 512 or the very clean running fuelinjected 512 BBi that followed. To the enthusiast at the time, however, the 365, with its high-winding, 7,200-rpm, 380 DIN horsepower, 12cylinder engine, made for the most exciting experience in a street-legal Ferrari yet. Though the displacement was the same as the 365 GTB/4 Daytona, the 365 Boxer produced twenty more horsepower than its front-engined cousin, thanks to the shorter, more direct inlet tract. 1974-1976 387 approx. $75,000-80,000 $67,500-77,500 $3,500 $350 x 2 On frame tube in engine bay Top of engine block Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 www.ferrariclubofamerica.org ; www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Lamborghini Miura P-400, Maserati Bora The car described above sold for a high bid of $56,400 (including 17.5% commission) at the Christie 's Auction held at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California, on June 17, 2000. To the uninformed, the 365 Boxer is just a minor player in the arena dominated by its big brother, the 512. This is probably due to the long production life of the 512 and consequently, the larger numbers of the September, 2000  Outwardly, when comparing the 365 with the 512, the earlier car has a cleaner look with the absence of the NACA duct on the flank and the lack of a front spoiler. Though the later bits improve the performance and stability, the early cars have a slim, spare appearance somewhat like the early versus late Lamborghini Countach. All ofthese ingredients equal a Boxer that is more valuable than the 512s that came later This car has a few 512 upgrades such as the front spoiler and 91/2 "-wide rear wheels. However, the triple exhaust tips and the lack of the side ducts give the car away as a 365. The 512 upgrades, being of a bolt-on variety, do not increase or decrease the value of the car. Closer inspection showed the cosmetics to be average and overall the appearance of the car was that of a "driver:" The $70,000 range is considered typical for a nice example. If it is healthy, this 365 at well under $60,000 seems well bought and gives the new owner enough room to make any changes or necessary improvements.—Michael Duffey (Photo and data courtesy of auction company)• 27

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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan Mr Your Basic Million-Dollar Toy ost Americans think the Mille Miglia Storica is a grueling event; in fact it is a tiring, lengthy 1,000-mile parade where your greatest danger (in an open car) is having the top of your head bruised by all the Italian fanatics who like to give you a pat as you inch along in traffic. By comparison, in an event like the Tour Auto or the new Modena Cento Ore Classic, the hillclimbs are flat out over unknown roads (one Ferrari wrapped itself around a tree after it became airborne on a rough stretch), the transits require a continued, relentless high-speed pace and the races are real races, on tracks like Imola and Paul Ricard. Standing starts. Roll bars. Fire suits and helmets. For these intense European events, the vintage Ferrari of choice is often the dual-purpose SWB (short wheelbase), built from 1960-62. While 158 SWBs of all types were built, having one of the seventy-one alloy-bodied competition cars is the only sure way to be acceptaned in premier events. Let's suppose you've tired of polishing your chromed gas tank for the FCA (Ferrari Club of America) concours, or have decided that the long-distance American touring events, with their emphasis on five-star accommodations and lack of true competition, just don't cut it. Luckily, you sold your Amazon stock a few months back when it was actually worth something, and have some bucks to spare, so you go looking for an SWB. Prices vary substantially based upon race results, the correctness and originality of the body and engine, and current condition. An alloy car that never raced will cost about $900,000, a car with period race history will break the magic $1,000,000 mark, and a SEFAC (Societa Esercizio Fabbriche Automobili e Corse Ferrari) "hot rod" will cost in excess of $1,500,000—if you can find one for sale. In this country, the most common option is to buy an SWB with an older street restoration and prepare it for racing. Now the education process really begins. The buyer has to understand that the massive hours that go into a street or show restoration share little with preparation. Concours are beauty contests, showcasing mirrorsmooth sheet metal, leather seats with perfectly aligned stitches and under-hood areas detailed to a perfection that Ferrari never dreamt of attaining. Bluntly, any attempt to make a run at a top-three finish at Pebble  Beach or the FCA Nation-  cient. Expect real dyno horsepower to jump from the original engine's output of just under 300 hp to well over that, and the bill for this to exceed $30,000. How far beyond 300 hp you want to go is directly dependent upon how much over $30,000 you are willing to spend. For in- the directions and goals of race stance, updating to the exotic SEFAC cylinder /----■1111m heads will add another 25 hp to the dyno sheets and, coincidentally, yet another $25,000 to the final bill. als will cost well in excess of $200,000 in res-  toration costs alone, and you'll end up with a  car that you'll be afraid to drive. Racing preparation isn't necessarily any cheaper, you just spend your money in different ways. It centers on blending thirty-year-old technology and design idiosyncrasies with modern technology and decades of hands-on experience. With the SWB, its entire suspension is non-adjustable, and came from the factory with the wrong camber, no castor, overly soft springs, inadequate sway bars and flaccid shock absorbers. All must be subtly modified, updated and corrected so an inspection by anyone other than a suspension expert will reveal nothing. Add in a clever rebuild of the brake system and the total cost will exceed $20,000. In exchange, you can expect a reduction of about five seconds a lap at a track like Laguna Seca. While a 250 SWB engine was state-of-theart in 1960, the carburetors, cylinder heads, pistons, connecting rods and nearly every other moving part can be, and usually are, subtly modified to be lighter, stronger, and more effi- An original looking but much more efficient set of modern exhaust headers and exhaust pipes, a modern clutch and flywheel, improvements to the cooling system and related under-hood components will further lower lap times and add another $10,000 plus to the bill. Throw in a much-improved limited-slip unit and short rear gears for the differential, close-ratio transmission gears and a lightweight driveshaft, all invisible to any inspector's eyes, and add another $10,000 plus to the final billing. Don't forget the myriad of miscellaneous items needed, from competition seat belts to fire systems, spare tires to testing time, and the racing preparation bill will soon exceed $100,000. And we haven't even talked about freshening the paint or cleaning up the interior. Also, today's owners often forget that these were expendable race cars when new. They were expected to be worn out during a season, and thrown away when no longer competitive. No one ever dreamed that forty years later they would still be actively campaigned, and in fact achieving faster lap times than they did when new. How long you'll go between engine and transmission rebuilds depends on how badly you want a podium finish in your vintage event. On the other hand, when you're finished, you'll have a rare, attractive car that provides predictable handling, prodigious power and yet can be driven on the highway. If that's worth a million or so dollars to you, then let the search begin.• Arialt  Garry Roberts 8/ Co. e-mail: garrymberts@fea.net Specializing in Pre-Owned Vintage & Contemporary remit! Sales / Service / Restoration 922 Sunset Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. 92627 Tel: (949) 650-2690  28  rax: (949) 650-2730 1 RESTORATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 Sports Car Market

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Ferraris For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 52 212 EUROPA, s/n 0183 EL, full hist, rebodied by Carrozzeria Allegretti as a Touring Barchetta in 1985, three 4-barrel Webers, has competed in many events, $425,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 53 212 INTER VIGNALE, coupe, #2089 EU, close comparison to the beautiful 340 Mexico, chassis 0289 EU is an orig 3-carb 170 hp, 5-spd, race ready, $275,000. Gary Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 58 PF COUPE, burgundy/blk, stunning orig CA blk plate car, correctly converted to disc brakes, redone wheels, fresh tires, 6th car made, 1st car with type 128D engine and 508D chassis, $57,000 obo. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-7748 CT 59 PF COUPE, red/tan, dual distributor, inside plug, drum brake car, nice cosmetics, $49,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 59 TOUR DE FRANCE, 14 louver dePortago style recreation (built on 250GT PF coupe chassis by Auto Sport Modena), cannot be told from an original, burgundy w/tan leather, spectacular, $195,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-9979136 NY 61 400 SUPER AMERICA, Enzo Ferrari's personal car, magnificent original condition, never restored, $495,000 obo. Jim Truitt, 831-626-0753. FAX 83 1-6251699 CA 63 SUPER AMERICA, cabriolet, 4241SA, red/cream, one owner other then museum, extraordinary original condition, needs no restoration, has never been shown, been in France all its life, 1 of only 4 cabriolets in 2nd series (Iwb), factory hardtop, $475,000. 334-277-4260. AL 64 LUSSO, red/tan leather, fresh paint, immaculate, drives beautifully, $149,000. John Levy, Dlr, 954-626-5508. FL 65 250, Apollo, Franco Scaglione design, built in Italy, factory Buick 5 Litre V8, 2,660 pounds, fast, rare, beautiful and dependable, $39,500. 785-827-9331 office. FAX 785827-9337 KS 65 330, 2+2, 4-light model, stored many yrs, red w/blk leather, Borranis, not running but restorable, $17,500. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 66 275 GTS, blue/blue, Borrani ww, tool kit, unrestored, never rusted, superb mechanical condition, $135,000. Motor Classic & Competition Corp, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 67 P4 BY NOBLE, (manufactured in '89), beautiful shape, all aluminum V8, Webers, mega hp, showroom condition, streetable, 1,600 mi, used as a pace car and personal enjoyment, $62,500 interesting trades. Don Jacobsen, 214-942-0059. TX 68 330 GTC, factory a/c, Borrani ww, ice blue/blk leather, magnificent throughout, $92,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900. FL 69 DAYTONA COUPE, red/blk, Euro, new paint, rebuilt motor, owner passed away before restoration was complete, needs reassembly, $85,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 69 DAYTONA COUPE, red/blk w/red inserts,non-plexi, correct, no headrest, wires, wood steering wheel, $94,500. Forza, 860350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 70 365 GT 2+2, Queen Mother, blue, very good V12 engine and 5-spd trans, factory a/c, ps, drives very nicely, needs interior restoration, $34,500 obo. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 71 DAYTONA SPYDER CONV, replica by McBumie, Ferrari parts, Corvette chassis, $20,000. 503-656-6805. OR 72 246 GT, s/n 03422, USA model, red/ tan, 42K+ mi, books and tools, no smoke, excellent synchros, very good car, $55,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 72 246 GTB, white w/new blk and gray leather interior, 22K mi, runs and looks excellent, $42,500. Octagon Auto, 717244-0669. PA 72 246 GTS, excellent body, new leather seats and carpets, superb driver, CA car, removable top, a/c, Rosso Rubino Metallizzato with a new beautiful blk leather interior, US model $67,000. 949650-4718. CA 72 246 GTS DINO, red/blk, 36K mi, leather, a/c, windows, outstanding cosmetic and mechanical condition, $75,000. Motor Classic & Competition, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 72 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, red/tan, new paint, leather, carpeting*, dash, new Borranis, rebuilt engine and gearbox, 55K km $139,500. Motor Classis, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 72 365 GTB/4 NART, competition Daytona Spyder, NART LeMans entry for 1975, Geneva show car, 1-off alloy body by Michelotti, fast, converted to street by John Mecom, 6K mi, 98 point cond, street or track, $485,000. 334-277-4260. AL 73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, #16831, restored prior to previous 15-yr CA ownership, drk red w/blk leather, Borranis and tools, an extremely beautiful late model example, $116,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 75 308 GT4, blk w/tan, recent engine rebuild, fresh paint, Kevlar clutch and extra wheels, $19,500. Fantasy Juction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 78 308 GTB, red/tan, 18K original ml, perfect mechanical condition, 30K service done, $33,500. Bob, 650-786-0298 days. 650-592-8870 eves. CA PARTS 95 F-512M ENGINE, complete longblock unit. 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CLASSIC SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock over 70 classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition, some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details we are cash buyers. IIIN( Vintage Rally CALENDAR  ■Nir SEPTEMBER  Silver State Classic Challenge, 14-17. Nevada Highway 318. Contact: Gary Patterson, 702/631-6166 (NV) The Cannonball Baker Classic, 15- 24. Special interest or pre-1976 cars. Contact: John Smallwood, 800/745-9910, 505/988-3400 (NM); johnsmallwood0 santafehotels.com OCTOBER Roadster. Superb restored example.  1949 Jaguar XK-120 "Alloy"  Excellent example, low miles. 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Forza Mille V12, 1-6. Any Ferrari, any V12. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/ 645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com California Mille Autunno. 12-15. Post '57 - pre '75 cars. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) Australia's Melbourne Mille, 24-28. TR3/MGA; AR 100 class. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) NOVEMBER Veteran Car Run, 5. Hyde Park, London, England. Non-commercial vehicles produced up to December 31, 1904. Contact: www.msauk.org BCC Fall Flashback Rally, 11. British 1985 Porsche 928S.  CA Car, good driver.  Excellent example, documented. 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 12th Classic Marathon, 10-15. Belgium to Italy. Pre-1968 rally car. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@ btintemet.com; www.carnet.co.uk Colorado Grand, 11-16. Beaver Creek, Colorado. Contact: Leslie Mangan, 970/ 926-7810 (CO) 22. From New York to San Francisco, open to any car built in 1971 or earlier. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 2000 Jaguar Roadrunner 1000, 22- The Euro Classic, 10-14. Belgium. Any car over twenty years old. Contact: www.msauk.org cars. Contact: Michael, 843/766-9226 (SC); camellm@palmettobug.com Texas 1000, 12-17. Pre-1974 sports, racing or GT cars or any Ford-powered performance car of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; vvww.vintagerallies.com JANUARY 2001 New Years Day "anti-football" Run, 1. All cars over 25 years old. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 12th Monte-Challenge, 14-19. Finish in Cannes, France. Pre-war, pre-1962, pre-1968. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@btinternet.com ; www.camet.co.uk MARCH 2001 Forza Amelia 11-16. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintage rallies.com MAY 2001 New England 1000, 20-25. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com SEPTEMBER 2001 World Cup Rally 2001, September 29October 26. London to the Himalayas, 1.4and 1.7-liter cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@ btintemet.com ; www.carnet.co.uk Forza Mille, September 30-October 5. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; wvvw.vintagerallies.com NOVEMBER 2001 Texas 1000,4-9. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintage rallies.com• LISAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline October 1, 2000 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster. Superb original, 27K miles. 1974 Jaguar XKE roadster. Excellent original & low miles. 1962 Ferrari 250GTE  Restored. Excellent example.  1965 VW 21 Window Microbus. Excellent original bus. MANY CALIFORNIA CARS CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 & 955 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos,CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM: (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION FACILITY: (760) 747-9947 FAX: (760) 747-4021 Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. 30  Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215-1429. Sports Car Market

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The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Coupe Odometer: 147,157 miles showing Exterior color: Sand metallic Interior color: Black MB-tex upholstery, walnut wood trim Equipment: M-B 2778cc (169.5 CID) M130 6-cylinder engine; M-B automatic 4-speed transmission; fluid coupling with planetary gear sets; console controls; aftermarket Yamaha sound system; aftermarket wire wheels. Condition: Using the traditional rating scale of 1 to 5 for collector cars (1, mint/show/perfect/as-new; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough/needs all), this car is in good #3 condition with unknown original history. Exterior: Good physical specimen with underside evidence of past accidents that were decently repaired. Paint is very good and presentable, #2. Chrome and hardware, #2; glass #3 (windshield has serious ding and needs replacement); lenses, #2; grommets mostly original, #3. Very attractive still. Tires are #3, wire wheels are incorrect but in good order. Hardtop painted to match (#2) with very good #2 headliner. Latches and retainers are in good condition, #2. Interior: Good, #3 overall. Material to seats still, #3; rugs low #3; dash #2 with all instruments working as they should. Heater/defroster/ventilator selector swing bars are particularly good and have been worked on in the past (they are pot metal and will break when too much pressure is applied). Still attractive. Trunk compartment: Clean and neat, high #3 with all items accounted for. Engine compartment: Original and not detailed; could use steam clean. Body wiring good condition, #3. Cooling system also #3. Undercarriage: Good condition but not detailed. Rear end slightly noisy while underway (normal for age). Muftier/exhaust system in good condition, #2. Brakes applied quickly and well. Mechanics: Car started quickly, warmed up well and tested out through all ranges tested—smooth, with transmission shift points very good. History: End of the first generation of "pagoda"-styled sports roadster/coupes first offered in 1963 as the 230SL. Last of the 6-cylinder SLs, the 2805L (1967-1970) is now very popular with M-B enthusiasts. Automatic transmission is Benz's own, the only manufacturer ever to come up with four speeds forward and reverse using only two planetary gear sets. Correct replacement by qualified independent dealer now costs over $3,500. Price for this model on the West Coast when new was a hefty $6,731 plus. By now, Europeans have fried all their examples of early SLs, and most survivors are US cars. This car is a good-looking driver, that, at the appraised value, offers a decent driving experience at a reasonable cost. Appraised value: $13,000-17,000 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be changed for editorial and privacy putposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions are subject to editing. September, 2000  Since one the We and Mitch Silver our firm was founded simple goal: to be the best business. Reno widely car and We're sion Silver _. - ,  Are. ,  t  our ,,, • - ______42F_, - ) in 1979, collector now produce auctions throughout Canada. Our annual and our January auction recognized as being events. Our auctions have honest place to sell or among buy a proud of our track record. to buy or sell a collector Auctions first. CALENDAR Sun Valley, Idaho Tacoma, Kelowna, Las Washington BC, Canada Portland, Spokane, Boise, Spokane, Fountain Vegas, Nevada Oregon Washington Idaho Washington Hills, Arizona car, Hot August in earned car. -) ).,„„ COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1 800 255 4485 Silver Auctions has had car auction company the Western United States Nights extravaganza Fountain Hills, Arizona are the nation's premier collector a repution as being a fair When you're making the deciwe'd like you to think September Elkhorn September Tacoma September City with October With OF EVENTS 2-3 Resort 9 Dome 11 Park, downtown Kelowna Field of Dreams Car Show 6-7 October Portland October Silver "Super Run 2000" 21 Expo Center 28 November Western December Silver January Fountain Now Fax list of Cars For Sale available Contact Silver Auctions looking to expand to to sponsor the 2020 • SILVER COLLECTOR N MONROE, Auditorium 11 Idaho Fairgrounds 2 Auditorium 12-14, 2001 Park one week prior to each auction. an auction in your city. Midwest, South and East Coast. 1-800-255-4485 SPOKANE, CAR AUCTIONS WA 99205 www.silverauctions.com DJ 6., 31 in in • of

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assies Porsche 911SC Coupe, Targa and Cabriolet 1978-83 ilyr piece, the better mousetrap that would become the 911SC. Starting with the dramatically simplified CIS fuel injection of the '731/2 911T, the SC included the flared body of the 1974 Carrera, the engine block from the 3.0-liter Turbo in 1975, the galvanized sheet metal developed in the 1976 cars, and the improved interior ventilation system introduced in 1977. By its introduction in 1978, the 911SC with its 3.0liter six-cylinder boxer powerplant was arguably the best serial production sports car on the market. Even today, many Porsche enthusiasts feel it offers the perfect combination of creature comforts (just enough, without the car becoming a luxo-barge) and sterling performance. Further, they have an extraordinarily robust drivetrain, even by Porsche standards. Engines, if properly maintained and serviced, hile the automotive world suffered through the 1973-1977 era of dramatically tightened emission-control laws, Porsche was busy building, piece by dable 673 regularly go 200,000 miles before overhauls. Our 1981 Targa had original paint and 155,000 miles when we sold it. We now have a 38,000-mile dead-original '83 SC and a 98,000-mile cosmetically challenged '78 model. If you were blindfolded, all three would feel exactly the same from behind the wheel. they've been run hard and put away wet. The difference in price between a pig ($10K) and a jewel ($20K) is just too small to justify buying a car with significant needs. For pure appreciation, the 1983 Cabriolet is the best bet, as this was the first 911 Cabriolet, and had limited production in its first year. Serious drivers prefer the coupes due to their greater chassis rigidity; the sunroof cars are a good compromise for those who want an openair feel without worrying about weathersealing or cowl shake. Get a good 911SC and maintain it properb) to preserve its value. This was a highly successful car built in large numbers, so chances are prices will stay stable for the forseeable future. However, we are seeing more collectors willing to pay a premium for documented, unmodified, low-mileage (under 75,000) cars. Avoid $10,000 SCs with fiberglass body add-ons, or cars that look like Now that these cars are reaching twenty years of age, we are seeing some head stud breakage, which is not trivial and costs about $3,000 to repair. The original, old-style chain tensioners need to be replaced every ten or so years. A better option is to convert to the later pressure-fed style (approximately $900). Cruisecontrol modules fail, turn-signal levers wear out, fresh-air blower motors in the ventilation system pack up and the air conditioning systems, unless upgraded, are marginal. driving every day.— Jim Schrager• Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Engine #  Club  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  I never hesitate to recommend an SC for a first-time Porsche buyer. They still have some of the edgy enthusiastoriented feel of the earlier 2.0-2.4L cars, while adding a host of improvements and durability enhancements. The SC is a car with big performance, limited depreciation (a well-kept car simply won't go down in value) and tremendous reliability that you can enjoy Web site www.pca.org Alternatives to consider ... Corvette C4; Mercedes 380/450/560SL; BMW 6 Series; Jaguar XJ-S 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 Under front hood, on horizontal bulkhead, just forward of gas tank On alloy vertical web to right of fan Porsche Club of America, $22,665 (as tested, 1978) $16,000-22,500 $600 $13 1978-1983 68,080 As the only collector-car insurer licensed in all 50 states, Grundy is with you wherever you are and wherever you go. Grundy's complete coverage is tailored to meet your needs and always includes agreed value, unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving, no model year limitations and the highest liability limits. Only Grundy provides collector-car coverage so complete, it's even geographical. 400 Horsham Road • P.O. Box 1957 • Horsham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com 32  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 Sports Car Market

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iphr LAUCTION REPORT Summer  e've got Mecum selling MGAs in Wisconsin and Brooks hawking Ford Falcons in London. Our reports this month provide further proofthat col- lector cars are where you find them, and are not limited by national boundaries or geographic barriers. In fact, sometimes the very best deals are to be had when you come across a car that's an odd duck in a sale, whether a Corvette in Germany or a Lusso in Indiana. The Brooks all-Aston Martin sale, held at the factory in Buckinghamshire, presaged the current mini-runup in Aston prices. Many of the models described by Richard HudsonEvans are competely unknown in the US, and his report provides some insight into the long and glorious history of this marque. At the recent Meadow Brook Concours (we'll have a report next issue), a pair of Aston DB7s, coupe UK Brooks, UK Hendon, London, England April 27, 2000 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 57 Number of automotive lots sold: 47 Sale rate: 82% Sale total: $876,143 High: Lot #732, 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe sold at $107,016 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $46,800, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson Market opinions in italics - .1. Evans and convertible, in the proper Sea Foam Green over cream livery, sat on the lawn in front of the hall on concours Sunday. In the early morning light, they had an eager, aggressive look, as if they were anxious to wipe away the bloated excesses of the DBS and Lagonda years and get back to the core Aston business of being high-performance machines that run hard and long, and take no prisoners when it comes to competing in the highend GT arena. Ford CEO Jacques Nasser and wife Jennifer were prominent at Meadow Brook, and deserve credit for supporting not only the event, but for shepherding, cajoling and, one supposes, pushing, kicking and screaming to get Aston back on track. As for the cars covered this month, there are no huge surprises, no million-dollar bank breakers. Rather, what we offer is a snapshot of the middle ground of the market, of the $25,000-$50,000 cars that make up the majority of cars in collections. This has been a good year for values in the collector car market, and all indications point to the current trends continuing at least through the end of the year.—K.M 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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating September, 2000  he British arm of Brooks returned to the former Sotheby's venue of the RAF Museum, Hendon, North London, for another of their "regular" stand-alone rather than staged alongside "special occasion" fixtures and, once again, enjoyed good business, achieving an 82 per cent sale rate on a weekday afternoon. Although there were no real superstar cars on offer, a Ferrari 365 GTB/4, a right-handdrive coupe that had been nicely restored and, apparently, well maintained, deservedly pulled an above-estimate $107,016. The ex-David Black 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 with James Young drophead coachwork, which had been entered by the late Alfisti's family, also exceeded what I thought was a rather bullish $70,200-85,800 forecast by the auction house, considering its rather dowdy appearance, to sell for $105,300. Again, this was more than enough for a 6C, albeit one that had been power enhanced with a twin-cam motor from a 3rd Series Sport. There was something for all budgets and tastes here, with buyers found for all four Japanese-entered Veterans. $57,252 and $50,232 were forthcoming for a Victorian Benz spindle-seat dos-a-dos four-seater primitive and a 1902 Renault Type G 6 hp two-seater. Both will provide their new owners with eligible wheels for the annual London-toBrighton Run. TV comic actor Rowan Atkinson, of Mr Bean fame, exchanged his Series I Land Rover, which was in only average cosmetic order, for an over-generous $6,817. And once again, and true to current form at UK sales, an extremely rusty basket case of a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 1905L roadster with distressed hardtop—seemingly, a hopeless and totally uneconomic project and, lest we for- even though this was up to 11 years ago, patina has enhanced cosmetics making this the best condition Monaco seen at recent auction. Great paint, interior and under-bonnet presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,428. This was the most viewed and admired lot in the sale which duly achieved lower estimate. For character and condition offered, this was not expensive, although current market here clearly does not greatly value early 1930s saloons of only modest performance #740-1933 SIDDELEY SPECIAL 5.0 4door Cabriolet. Body by Burlington Tickford. S/N 3264. Eng•# 514. 6-cyl. Black over red over black/red leather/black. RHD. Painted wires. Oldest surviving Special and the only one made with this type of coachwork. Subj ect to $117,000 restoration in late 33 Painted wood wheels. Last restored in early 1970s and now rather tatty in all departments, apart from top which had been renewed recently. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,611. A Cowley with flatnose radiator and angular coachwork, which reflected American influence of time, is less popular and so less expensive to acquire than mechanically similar, but much more traditional looking Bullnose. To most of us, both are high-rise snails. #725-1932 RILEY 9 HP MONACO Sedan. S/N 6019569. Eng.# 40996. Black/green leather. RHD. Painted wires. Winner of all major concours awards for this marque in UK and, get, one that that had already been abandoned by its vendor—was taken on for $7,535. Illogical enthusiasm would appear to be alive and well. Happily so, auction houses, their vendors and, indeed, all owners of oldtimer stock would say.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #710-1928 MORRIS COWLEY 11.9 HP 2-SEATER Tourer. SN 24147. Eng•# 272403. Red/red upholstery. RHD. Bench seats.

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK HENDON LONDON  111" " Iiiiia;,46;  1 1 1980s and still near mint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $51,129. Offering unique quality motoring for less than equivalent R-R or Bentley of period, though likely to be increasingly difficult to sell in the future, as such a product from the 1919 merging of Armstrong-Whitworth and SiddeleyDeasy becomes ancient history #722-1936 AUSTIN SEVEN Sports Convertible. S/N ARQ 23825. Eng.# M290311. 4-cyl. Green, black wings/black vinyl. RHD. Painted wires. Pleasing shaped special- , paigned by Dick Mila De La Rocca in VARA events, though now with period-correct 120 box in place of 150 unit. Odd looking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,668. Neither an out-andout racer nor a road car, the money paid in an immediate aftersale, which was $12,500 less than lower estimate, was more than enough. #719-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 Drophead Coupe. S/N S827264DN. Eng.# V6096-8. 6-cyl. White/red. RHD. 4-speed manual. Chrome wires. Repainted 4 years ago and soon in need of a better job. Original 'ils*4111111141' retrimmed some time ago on return to UK, when also converted back to RHD. One you might find at the back of a showroom. . in the corner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,867. Although bright and shiny, the well-under lower estimate price accepted indicated that the vendor may have realized that there are much better examples about. #737-1966 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELLER 2-door Estate Wagon. S/N MAWJ1126904. Eng.# 180495. Almond green, wood/green. RHD. Factory steel bodied 2-seater last restored in 1980 and, despite amateurish-looking and pimply paintwork, this one was still smart enough. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,917. By post-war sports car standards, open Austin Seven specials may be rather slow, but they still have working Dinky Toy charm and, judging by the over-top-estimate money paid, more than one person wanted to buy it. #707-1950 JAGUAR MK V 2.5 4-door Sedan. S/N 520933. Eng.# H2665. Blue over silver over blue/blue-gray leather. RHD. interior acceptable, but boot floor and fuel tank recently replaced. Underbonnet presentation dull. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,644. Considering its overall condition, which was disappointing, the price achieved was surprising-but then a genuine right-hand drive DHC that could be transformed by cosmetic restoration is hard to find and therefore this has to be the real market value. #706-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY "FROGEYE" SPRITE MK I Convertible. S/N AN5/ 1964. Eng.# 8G1ORM71198. 4-cyl. Iris blue/ dark blue leather, cloth. RHD. Factory steel wheels. Country vicar's ye olde English halftimbered transport with some recent renovation to some of the woodwork. This one, a typical, rather than exceptional "running order" example in only average cosmetic order. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,320. Cheap, characterful and sensibly slow wheels for sons and daughters of new gentry aspirants. #756-1976 MG B COSTELLO V8 2-door Roadster. S/N GHN5-414688G. Eng.# GHN 12133. 8-cyl. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 66,000 miles. Bucket seats. Aftermarket mags. Pre-MG's own Rover 3.5 J%b k • --A■  ; • ••••• Factory steel wheels. Derelict in 1996 and subject to 3 years of restoration. Some very minor blemishes to paint apart, now it is very near perfect with very professional retrim and reconditioning of wood within. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,395. Charismatic post-war Sir William Lyons saloon with pre-war looks and in super condition that could not be re-enacted for anything like the price paid. #753-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N W59918. Eng.# R57449. Dark green/tan leather. LHD. Bucket seats. Rocket alloy. Ex-Colorado comp-spec on Rocket alloys with aeroscreens and huge rollover hoop. Cam- 34  wheels. In stunning and likely to be betterthan-new condition following total restoration to period correct spec and only 1,000 miles driven since. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $19,375. An extraordinary example of the cheeky looking little Frogeye and an extraordinary price. On this form, it could be almost worth restoring a few more and coming out ahead-not something often said about classic cars. #712-1963 JAGUAR MK II 3.8L 4-door Sedan. S/N 223406DN. Eng.# RC8745/8. 6cyl. Red/red leather. RHD. Chrome wires. Left to RHD converted. Restored, repainted, V8-engine MGBs, Ken Costello converted 200+ cars, which, in '91, had been subject to full nut & bolt restoration by UK marque specialists Brown & Gammons. Ten years later, a little chipped and worn maybe, but with 50% more hp than 1800cc 4 pot. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,190. Red and open, this MG with 144 bhp of V8-grunt up front for $3,120 less than lower estimate seemed to offer plenty of value. #749-1990 LISTER JAGUAR XJS MK III 2-door Convertible. Body by Lister modified. S/N 057LJSC. Eng.# LP070/70L. 12-cyl. metallic royal blue/blue piped magnolia Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK HENDON LONDON Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! leather. RHD. Odo: 8,500 miles. With engined pumped up to 7-liters and a 5-speed manual box to play with, such Jag XJS-based customized supercars are claimed to be good for near 200 mph. This one was in super nick, apart from under-bonnet presentation which disappointed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $46,541. With only 8,500 miles on clock and always maintained by Lister Cars, this cat on steroids raised $12,480 above top estimate. But will the buyer ever get anything like his money back next time? 1 doubt it. FRENCH CARS #752-1902 RENAULT TYPE G 6 HP 2SEATER Tourer. S/N N/A. Eng.# 8617. 1-cyl. White, varnished wood wings/white upholstery. RHD. Bench seats. Coal scuttle bonnet marque-correct. Another Japanese entry and London-to-Brighton Run eligible. In better than most museum-exhibit condition with lots of brass to polish. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,232. Investors in such veteran stock. which has now all been discov- ered, surely, will almost certainly be able to get their money back if they ever want to sell and, unlike more modern motors, they should be able to count on a modest return on their investments. #727-1901 DE DION BOUTON 4.5 HP VIS-A-VIS Tourer. S/N 1671. Eng.# 6060. 1-cyl. Red, gold, varnished wood/tan. RHD. ,..... .....,  0:000,0 ,, _ "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport visit us on the Worldwide Web.' 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Bench seats. Chrome wires. Fresh from Japanese collection. London-to-Briahton Run eli- Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles t.:-,-•,:cd:ai,e, Avs.:.a.Loa The Alfa Romeo National Convention Portland, Oregon July 19-23 More than 400 Alfisti and their double-overhead camshaft mounts invaded Portland for a weekend of time trials, rallies, concours and general celebration. Below are a few of the many SCM'ers in attendance. Bob and Margaret McGill bought this Giulietta Spider Keith McCormick, just back from Saudi Arabia, and Joe Angel's 1900 on the road for the first time after a new in 1958.  his Quattroruote Zagato.  complete restoration. Richard Ballantine's blue TZ-1, framed by the ex-Sebring TZ of Felix Chiu. Ex-Fritz Duernberger Lightweight Sprint, now owned Dale Macgowan driving a Duetto once used in the by Greg Baldwin.  movie, "The Graduate," before becoming a race car

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK HENDON LONDON gible and capable of running at all of 25 mph. Seemed to be in good overall condition, too. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,111. As long as you can handle tiller steering and don't mind having to look at your two front-seat passengers' faces whilst you do so, this early Frog device was a relatively inexpensive way to achieve a Veteran entry on the London-toBrighton annual. #755-1912 UNIC 1/12 HP Drophead Coupe. Body by Alford and Alder. S/N 7795. Eng.# 7744. 4-cyl. Yellow, black fenders/cord upholstery/black. RHD. Painted wires. Snug being over-ripe for restoration, which would be totally uneconomic, amazingly some brave soul still took it on—for spares maybe? #703-1961 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN-GHIA 2-door Coupe. S/N 4098982. Eng.# 5525D476928. Black, white/ • • • • • • • • sink in value by the sale and this one was quite a nice example. #730-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Roadster. S/N 11304420019757. Eng.# 130983200071221. White, black/black upholstery. RHD. Factory steel wheels. Museum- displayed since 1989 and seemingly still original. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,222. Said to have been freshly re-commissioned after its long sleep, this was a reasonable value—but there is plenty of choice about. #751-1986 BENZ REPLICA OF 1886 Motorwagen. Body by John Bentley. S/N NONE. 1-cyl. Green, varnished wood/black. Edwardian transport with George Richardmade Unic rolling chassis topped with homely mini-coachlike accommodation for two eccentrics with plenty of time on their hands. Lots of brass bits to polish, but in need of repaint. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,874. A Unic is almost certainly going to be unique, that's for sure, and slow too. Still, one bidder clearly loved this quirky looking addition to any family enough to become the next parent. GERMAN CARS #748-1900 BENZ IDEAL SPINDLE SEAT DOS-A-DOS Tourer. S/N 2595. Dark blue, red/black. Bench seats. Painted wires. Center cream. RHD. Restored 1989-91 with rebuild photos and invoices for $11,700, and only 5,000 miles since. Still clean and tidy. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,450. Although $1,000 below lower estimate was accepted, this was around current retail. #729A-1964 PORSCHE 356C Coupe. S/N NONE. Red/black. RHD. Despite freshly renewed brightwork, paint was over-thickly Bench seats. Painted wires. One of 100 or so 1886-1986 celebratory vehicles replicated by John Bentley for Daimler-Benz dealers. Center steer. Faithful repro of Carl Benz's original prototype and, though made in 1985-86, still as-new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $37,674. Every well-stocked Mere motor house should have one. Great for parties! glossy and panel fit poor. With low estimate of $26,520, it had been hopelessly over-reserved. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $15,600. This would have been expensive for a good car which this was not. #704-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 6004-door tiller steer. Small front and larger rear wheels stem directly from horsedrawn carriage. Another ex-Japanese collection sale entry that is veteran-event eligible. Cosmetically near perfect and clearly well cared for. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $57,252. Run-ready, this attractive Victorian attracted some German interest to make just over top estimate. #721-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 2door Roadster. S/N 121-042-20-0178. Eng.# 121-921-20-0179. Light blue, rusted metal. RHD. 4-speed manual. Barn found and last driven in 1979, when restoration commenced, though this must have been abandoned years ago. Factory-supplied front fenders and apron supplied with project, which was generally reckoned by auction regulars to be without hope. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,535. Despite 36  saloon. S/N 10001222001423. Eng.# 10098022001493. 8-cyl. Ivory/royal blue ITALIAN CARS #720-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 3RD SERIES Drophead Coupe. Body by James Young & Co. Ltd. S/N 0412061. Eng.# 0412294. 6-cyl. Silver-gray/brown leather/black. RI-ID. velour. RHD. Odo: 73,000 miles. automatic. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Claimed to have been extensively refurbished mechanically and cosmetically with retrim during 199398. Apparently sound to look at with only very minor aging to repaint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $19,500. These Teutonic 6.3 V8 behemoths Painted wires. Old repaint in need of repeat. Original leather with much patina to fittings and dash. Power boosted by Series 3 Sport model's twin-cam motor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $105,300. Dull-looking coachwork in unexciting color did not hold back this flier which soared above top estimate until gavel fell—but then it was a prewar Alfa twin cam. #716-1969 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO 2door Coupe. S/N 6273. 12-cyl. red/brown Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MEC ELKHART LAKE WI •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • leather. LHD. Odo: 16,000 miles. Bucket seats. Spent most of its life in Canada. Freshly repainted, original interior, good underbonnet presentation backed up low mileage claimed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,200. Development of 400GT 2+2, but with wider track to accommodate fat rubber and glorious 4L V12 up front. Upstaged in period, however, by deemed-to-be-muchmore-exotic Miura and Espada sisters, this fine example of a front-engine Lambo was unable to hook a buyer here. #732-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 16677. Eng.# 16677. 12-cyl. Red/oxblood piped tan leather. RHD. Odo: 66,000 miles. if truly okay mechanically as claimed, this was one very cheap Alfa. #738-1984 FIAT X1/9 1500 Targa-Top Coupe. S/N 7152408. Eng.# 5108773. Golden sand, brown/tan. RHD. Odo: 17,000 miles. MECUM AUCTION INC. Mecum Collector Car Auctions Elkhart Lake, WI July 21-22, 2000 Auctioneers: Mike Hagerman, Mark Delzell 5-speed manual. Factory steel wheels. All original and lowish mileage, though with paint a bit chipped. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $5,023. Slightly below average and making just below low estimate. AMERICAN CARS #745-1963 FORD FALCON MONACO SPRINT Sedan. SN 4H13F125400. 8-cyl. Red, metallic golden sand/trimless race interior. 5-speed manual. Owned by vendor, who was only the car's second owner, since 1974. Subject to total restoration in early 1990s and still absolutely stunning. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $107,016. Great car in superb condition, and a right-hand-drive car too, hence the $21,840 over top estimate raised. #728-1973 FIAT 500L 2-DOOR Sedan. SIN 3094190. Eng.# 3442858. Beige/blacic/ black fabric. RM. 4-speed manual. Factory Number of automotive lots: 120 Number of automotive lots sold: 55 Sale rate: 45.8% Sale total: $1,468,342 High: Lot #127, 1973 McLaren M8E Mk VII sold at $149,625 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% 1St LHD. Aftermarket steel wheels. Evidence of 12 races wear post-restoration. Apparently on-button for further historic race action. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $31,200. There were mutterings about whether this body number and/or car ever did the Monte Carlo Rally as a factory entry with Bo Ljungfeldt at the wheel. Such doubts blighted this lot's chances under the hammer This monster was still worth $30K for historic racing. #724-1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2door Coupe. S/N 5F07D158317. Eng.# C40L9425-B. 8-cyl. Powder blue/powder blue. steel wheels. Seemingly original in all respects and virtually new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,073. Selling for $1,989 over top forecast, this was surely very serious money for a 500, albeit one from the final year 's production, which was in excellent condition. #709-1974 ALFA ROMEO 1600 GT JUNIOR Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N AR115050001365. Alfa red/black cloth. RED. Odo: 49,000 miles. 5-speed manual. Factory mags. Repainted and bumperless, though with original cloth interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,588. Panels all appeared to be rot-free and, 38 LHD. Claimed to be a "show winner" in US but this was clearly 10 years ago. Just slightly off in all departments, though still very sound. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $15,600. There is market in UK for US classics, but only for absolutely mint or very cheap examples. This one failed to qualifr on both counts. Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics ow in its second year, the Dana Mecum Auction at Elkhart Lake seems to have found its niche. Held in conjunction with the Brian Redman International Challenge (better known as the Chicago Historics to those of us who've attended it since the late 1980s), it's the logical extension of a good day out at the track of nearby Road America. Held once again on the lawn of the five-year-old Osthoff Resort overlooking Elkhart Lake (the body ofwater, not the town), there was ample room for a logical auction layout and the large number of onlookers and bidders. Historically, on Friday and Saturday nights, there has been a concours on the streets of the town and that helped bolster attendance at the auction. Last year's sale brought some heavy race iron, but most of it went home unsold. This year, Mecum shifted the emphasis of the offerings towards sports cars rather than pure racing machines. The auction company assumed that it would be easier to sell a bunch of under twenty grand, "put-it-on-my-VISAcard" cars, rather than try to hit a home run with a single piece of exotic racing hardware worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. This proved for the most part to be true, since very presentable race cars with good pedigrees were virtually ignored by the bidders, while what seemed like every "driverquality" Jaguar E-type in North America turned up and sold for very strong money. In addition to the regularly cataloged sports-oriented cars, a last-minute consignment of twenty-two cars from the estate of Milwaukee Buick and Cadillac dealer Wally Rank were offered. While this may not have been the ideal venue for these '40s, '50s and '60s cars, still, a few brought impressive money. Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI There were no earth-shattering records set, nor were there any bottom-feeder specials. However, the cars that contributed to the decent 46% sale rate confirmed that there is still a strong market for sports cars in non-concours condition. It is also interesting to note that Mecum hit their intended market on the head, with an average sale price of $26,500 on each lot. Based upon the fact that the Mecum folks appear to have things operating in a successful manner, next year's event promises to be even better.—B. C. ENGLISH CARS #114-1952 JAGUAR XI( 120 2-door Roadster. S/N 671103. White/maroon leather. #115-1953 ALLARD K-3 2-door Roadster. S/N X3-3198. 8-cyl. Red/rose vinyl. LHD. Odo: 78,482 miles. Floor-shift, 3-speed manual. Bench seats. Rusty Borrani KO wire wheels, old Michelin Xs. Lower quarters in front fenders bubbling where earlier repairs have gone bad. Windshield frame pitted. One Unity spot light turned into a fog lamp. "Interesting" fixes done underneath. Right bank smokes. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $25,200. I could only locate two price guides that even mention Allards, let alone a '53 K-3. One suggested $18K for car in lesser condition, while the other suggested a #4 car at $27,200. At least there's now some proof #138-1957 JAGUAR XK 140 M 2-door Roadster. S/N G83308. 6-cyl. Red/biscuit leather. LHD. Odo: 24,248 miles. 4-speed LHD. Odo: 20,007 miles. Factory steel wheels. Lucas fog lamps. New carpet. Bumpers dull, some other trim also dull, but not pitted. Very few paint chips, but all are touched up. Stainless steel exhaust. Good panel fit. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Final bid was fair for the car, since early XK 120s seem to be stable in price. Life's alitut choic Ali 4 41, .11■11.1..„ • N manual. Bench seats. Painted wire wheels. New shag carpeting. Missing a few tonneau cover snaps off the back. Big chip in rear cloisonné emblem. Aftermarket chrome exhaust pipe extenders, older wide whitewall tires. Brake drums painted body color. Top header seal cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,725. Sold and bought well, and realistically given the condition of the car. #174-1959 MG A 16001V11{11 2-door Roadster. S/N 66582. 4-cyl. Red/red vinyl/black vinyl/ black. LHD. Odo: 78,101 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Side moldings are of Wal-Mart quality and so is installation execution. More than its fair share of body nicks and scratches. No appreciable rot, runs acceptably. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,190. Cheap enough for a classic English sports car that should provide plenty offun on picnics and club runs. Further, parts are cheap, and repairs inexpensive as well. Just don't go try to play the concours game—you'Illose before you begin. #103-1961 MG A 2-door Roadster. S/N GHML89902. 4-cyl. Red/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: When POSIES, Inc. needs to ship their ExtremelinerTM they choose Intercity. You can choose us too. * Enclosed transporters * Insurance coverage * Door-to-door service * Liftgate loading protects your vehicle * QUALCOMM satellite tracking system * Delivery anywhere in the continental United States, Canada & Mexico Chosen as the official transporters for: Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 September, 2000 39 VISA ■ 4111

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 72,290 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Stone guards over headlamps, vent wings, Talbot mirrors, single bar grille guard, aftermarket stereo. Very nice cosmetic restoration with overspray all over the underside. Stainless steel exhaust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,800. Finally, after one day, something the tweedy cap guys could bid on without being embarrassed. Pent-up demand for a British car in excellent condition may have pushed the price to the higher end of the MGA scale. #118-1962 JAGUAR MK 114-door Sedan. S/N P213404BW. 6-cyl. Washington blue/red leather. LHD. Odo: 62,478 miles. Column-shift welded frame, ding in nose, front emblem missing, engine cover in primer. Left front tire flat. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,475. VERY spirited bidding meant that the bargain factor went out the door within the first two bids. Could that have been Lord Brockett raising his paddle in the rear of the room? #119-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER 2-door Convertible. S/N 9472076. 8-cyl. Resale red/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,197 miles. Floor-shift 5speed manual. 1980s Mercury Cougar 2-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. At least this rolling parts collection is a step above a kit car or re-creation. The 20 years that was claimed to assemble the car must have included about 15 years worth of time on a Bridgeport to make the bits that the local Ford dealer had as NTF. #2-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE 2door Roadster. S/N 67HAN9071040. Orange, black/black vinyl and duct tape. LHD. Aftermarket mag wheels. Set up as an SCCA FProduction racer. Plenty of "track rash" throughout the body. Electrical tape sealing the taillights, several rolls of duct tape encapsulating the roller. Refused to start on the auction block until the last moment. Cond: 4. SOLD automatic. Bench seats. Factory steel wheels. Performance radial tires on XK 140 rims. All brightwork is pitted. Leather is hard and cracking. Aftermarket steering wheel. Rather nice paint. A host of work done to the driveline for daily driver usage and performance. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,475. Plenty of money for someone's idea of how to make a go-fast saloon. Luckily, the seller found one of the only five known modified Mk II performance enthusiasts in the country with a bidder 's number. #129-1964 MORGAN +4 2-door Roadster. S/N 5333. Maroon/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,167 miles. Bucket seats. Aftermarket mag wheels. Set up for SVRA-spec racing. No windshield, but has abbreviated driver's windscreen. Simpson seat belts. Side exhaust. Raw rear panel wheels. 302 engine and Doug Nash 5-speed fitted instead of original components. Aftermarket steering wheel, Ansa exhausts, aftermarket oil cooler up front. Dye wearing off of driver's seat back. Bumpers need buffing. Sits low in front. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. After lots of checking, I was able to verify it was indeed a real Tiger (early one, Ford 260). With so many changes, the seller really needed to do a better job of showing bidders it was a real Tiger, and not an Alger or Tipine. #116-1966 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Coupe. SN J661E32157. 6-cyl. Cream/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 42,165 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Paint chips on edge of hood. Accelerator and clutch pedals missing their pads. Air cleaner sitting in passenger's footwell. Mismatched spray-bomb touch-up on driver's door edge. Rear bumper needs replating. Right brake light out. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,963. This price points out that cars with needs are no AT $2,310. What a concept, disposable race cars! You could spend more during the weekend on gas, oil, tires, and parts (let alone fees). Offered at no reserve. #32-1967 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convert- ible. S/N 1E15864. 6-cyl. BR Green/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 40,867 miles. 4-speed manual. joint finish. More tech inspection stickers on the rollbar than you can shake a stick at. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Bid was plenty good for the select market that fully use it. #24-1965 LOTUS 41-B Open-wheel Racer. S/N 41-FL-8. 4-cyl. BR Green, yellow stripe/red vinyl. Attempted change of serial number, but the owner got busted for fraud, so it was a no-reserve, insurance recovery car. Re- 42  bargain. For $25K, you can find awfully nice coupes, and this car will swallow up the difference and more and still not be nice. #146-1966 FORD GT-40 2-door Coupe. S/N 6F66W23. 8-cyl. Red, white striping/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,051 miles. 5-speed manual. Alloy K/O wheels. Reconstruction of a smattering of original and non-original GT-40 components. Call it a Mk V if you like. Assembled primarily as a road car with Mk III body. Cond: Chrome wires. Miscellaneous body dings and scratches. Bumpers need replating, rear window sunburned to death. Towed across the auction block, since it needed a new clutch and then some. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Declared sold on Friday night for $14,175, then magically reappeared on Saturday night, this time without a set of keys, and was bid to $2,500 more but didn't sell. If only cars could talk. #117-1967 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1R7083. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: Sports Car Market

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13,110 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Rust bubbles around top molding on driver's side. Ill-fitting seat coverings with rockhard leather sautéed in Armor-All. Some pop rivet work under rear license plate. Taillight gaskets loose. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,475. Was that someone from XK's Unlimited I saw stuffing parts catalogs and order forms into the boot of this car? #3-1969 JAGUAR XICE 2-door Convert- ible. S/N 1R8796. White/black vinyl and mold. LHD. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Body is okay, but nothing else is. I was hard pressed to find a single part that couldn't stand , SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI #153-1970 JAGUAR XICE 2-door Convert- ible. S/N 1R13382. 6-cyl. Black/tan leather/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 66,656 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Unlike the rest of the chrome pitted, bumpers not much better. Holds a fast idle even when warmed up. Wal-Mart grade side trim strips. Ancient whitewall radials. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,930. Plenty ofmoney for a parts car waiting to happen. #127-1973 MCLAREN M8E MK VII Open Racer. SN 08/. 8-cyl. 750 Aark blue. LHD. Magnesium wheels. Can-Am specs. Privately campaigned by Pete Sherman Mosport E-types out there, this one had been professionally restored and functioned as perfectly as a car can with Lucas electrical components in it. Extremely good body work prep and paint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,850. The bidders responded appreciatively to the quality of this car, and made the consignor a happy camper #31-1971 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 2-door Coupe. S/N 1S71361BW. 12-cyl. Pea green/ replacement. Wrong steering wheel. Ripple in front of hood. Windshield delaminating. Towed across the block (in lieu of being dragged). Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,988. Described in the sale catalog as "excellent opportunity for the man with a project in mind." More like an excellent opportunity for someone with MK burning a hole in their pocket, or who wants to give an early Christmas present to a restoration shop. during 1972-74 Can-Am season. Body originally modified to M8F specs and is retained as such. Keith Black motor with Lucas Mk I Fl, Hewland transaxle. Race-ready preparation, no sponsor markings. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $149,625. Not a bad price for a historic CanAm car that's ready to run. #30-1974 JAGUAR XICE 2-door Convert- tan leather. LHD. Odo: 73,170 miles. Floorshift automatic. Chrome wire wheels. Sunroof, A/C. Dent in hood by the nose. Door frame ible. S/N UE1525898. 12-cyl. Light blue metallic/biscuit leather/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 86,427 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Ratty top with extremely sun-baked plastic window. Tons of dings on hood around grille. Front bumper guard rubber strips missing. Needs a clutch; engine required plenty of revs to keep running, with entertaining backfiring. Plenty of door dings. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $12,075. www.ciassic car scorn bob@classicscars.com FERRARI 250 PF MONNIER Fl JAGUAR 220 S MASERATI 200 SI LANCIA 037 ALFA ROMEO TZ1 DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS JAGUAR LISTER FERRARI MONDIAL

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI  driver's outside mirror, door seals starting to fall apart. Missing rear valence muffler grille. Nicely reupholstered interior. Seemed to run and perform on cue. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,925. If it continues to operate in a positive manner, it represents perhaps best deal of the sale. If not, well, double the purchase price to get it all sorted out. And don't forget to keep a fire extinguisher at hand. Unbeknownst to Dana Mecum, the National Association of Ratty Jaguar E-0,pes held their convention here at the same time. On the other hand, a decent builder cheap enough ifyou've got nothing to do with the rest of your life. #158-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 2-door Convertible. S/N CF574130. BR Green/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 50,948 miles. Rally wheels. 8-cyl. Blue, yellow/black. LHD. Open cock pit, CART specs. In 1983, was Tony Bettenhausen's back-up car, but was leased and run by Dennis Firestone at Indy. Gridded 33rd, placed 24th at #136-1983 MARCH Indy Racer. S/N 1690. • • • • • • • • $110,000. Only one interested bidder, and one bidder does not make an auction, especially when bidder and consignor are more than $100,000 apart. GERMAN CARS #133-1963 PORSCHE 356B 2-door Cabriolet. Body by Reutter. S/N B7496616. 4cyl. Guards Red/black vinyl/black cloth. LHD. Odo: 27,953 miles. 4-speed manual. Factory steel wheels. 20-year-old paint job holding Up exceptionally well. Newer Haartz top. Otherwise, car has never been taken apart and all original components are in excellent condi- Rollbar, competition seats, Weber carbs, Ansa exhaust, aftermarket steering wheel. Set up for either light-duty track or autocross work or very robust street driving. Bodywork is in too good condition to have been raced. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,075. A confusing car, neither racer nor streetable. However, the new owner may have some plans in mind for it that made it a good buy. 1 hope. #1-1977 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 2-door Convertible. S/N FM626924. Medium green/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 97,233 miles. Factory steel wheels. Trunk rack, aftermarket stereo. Broken throttle cable (operated by hand during the sale). Bumpers need rechroming. Door handle surrounds very rough (gouged). Several dents in the hood emanating from the inside. No shifter boot. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,520. This was the first lot to cross the block I could think of better ways to start a sale marketed as highcaliber Or maybe Dana just wanted to warm up the crowd by showing them something that made everything else look terrific. #161-1978 LOTUS ESPRIT 2-door Coupe. S/N 0576HV1N. Red/tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 21,663 miles. Factory mag wheels. Cracked miles. 4-speed manual. Aluminum wheels. Rebuilt by the factory in 1995 (why would be a valid question). Sockets for wind wings, but not included with car. Tonneau cover. Suspension parts just starting to corrode. Kansas registration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,950. Consignor must have gotten bored with it in a state where all roads are flat, straight, and meet at right angles. Provided that the new owner doesn't have any importation paperwork baggage to deal with in their state, it represents a pretty good deal. #130-1995 RILEY AND SCOTT MK III Open Cockpit World Sports Car. S/N 007. Factory steel wheels. Very minimal interior wear, top is just staring to discolor. Overall, a superb older restoration that is holding up quite well. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Brown color hurts the value of a 356C. Vinyl interior not correct for Cabriolet, should be leather Bid was not unreasonable. #26-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 4-door Sedan. S/N 10901812001879. 8-cyl. Light blue metallic/dark blue leather. LHD. Odo: 15,878 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Factory 'Tint " Indy. Recently cosmetically restored, with virtually no sponsorship decals. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. A few bottom-feeder bidders, but no serious action on the car #104-1989 CATERHAM SUPER SEVEN 2-door Roadster. S/N KLC0654R. 4-cyl. Stainless steel and red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1,252 tion. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $31,500. Guards Red not a factory color in 1963. Final bid was not out of line and the seller could've taken it without much gnashing of teeth. #134A-1964 PORSCHE 356C 2-door Cabriolet. Body by Reutter. S/N 159671. 4cyl. Chocolate brown/tan vinyl/tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 10,021 miles. 4-speed manual. ; _  - 8-cyl. Red, white/multiple colors and materials. LHD. 5-speed manual. BBS wheels. Configured to American Le Mans specification. Last raced at Laguna Seca in 1999. Prepped in race-ready condition with spares. Not run up during the sale. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT 44  . SOLD AT $6,825. Some folks in the crowd felt that this was the bargain of the weekend. SCM readers know better At best, this is the market value of a 6.3 that may have expensive issues to be dealt with in the very near future. - mag wheels. Power windows, sunroof, Marchal fog lamps. Tinted windows. Hood ornament broken off. Leather getting hard, some wood (glovebox and console surround) has been refinished. Sits slightly low in the front. Cond: 3 Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI #160-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 2805L 2door Convertible. S/N 1134412002024. White/brown leather/brown soft top. LHD. • • • • • • • • • I • • • • • • • • Odo: 84,953 miles. 4-speed manual. Brown tonneau cover, standard wheel covers. Both tops. Good repaint. Has the presence of being well taken care of. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,450. Fully priced. #107-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL 2door Convertible. S/N 30441202134. White/ navy leather/navy cloth. LHD. Odo: 18,583 Third World replacement (thin) running boards. Otherwise original car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,400. Bidding was going strong until it hit that magical $8K line. This is pretty much the going rate for a driver; since plenty of these were hoarded when they were new in '79 as future collectibles that are now surfacing. #40-1977 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL 2door Convertible. S/N 10704412038139. 8cyl. Maroon/tan leather/maroon hard top. LHD. Odo: 149,299 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Factory steel wheels. US-spec car with Euro headlights. Driver's door needs to be forced shut, inside panel shows signs of having been on and off on a regular basis. Tacky steering wheel right over door weatherstrips. Recent top. Vintage Blaupunkt radio, Raydyot mirrors, Hurst shifter. USAF surplus web seatbelts. Dual side exhausts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,175. Sold at established level for an unaltered example, despite the fact that it is now actually powerful and dependable. Since the new owner is Alaskan, perhaps being a hybrid is a definite plus, since there aren't too many Italian car shops in Fairbanks. #134-1963 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPIDER 2-door Convertible. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 101 23 375817. 4-cyl. Tomato miles. Floor-shift automatic. Factory steel wheels. ID tags pop-riveted on. Alpine AM/ FM/cassette. Accessory clock dead. Heaven only knows how many times it's been repainted, masking lines are deep. Engine (including injector lines) spray painted aluminum metallic. Leather is hard, seat fit miserable. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. The seller must still be feeling the effect of the paint fumes. Money enough by any standard. #126-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 2-door Convertible. S/N 11102712002682. 8-cyl. Gold metallic/black leather/dark brown Haartz top. LHD. Odo: 78,953 miles. Floor- cover. Soft top stayed well hidden (in the well). Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,925. Market rate and change for a well-used example. #106-1977 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.0 2-door Coupe. S/N 9117601053. 6-cyl. White, black tape stripes/black leather. LHD. Odo: 89,312 miles. 5-speed manual. Recaros. Factory mag wheels. Gray-market import. All red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 29,223 miles. 5speed manual. Factory steel wheels. Minor paint nicks that have been touched up. Leather is starting to get stiff. Very good engine room cosmetics, plus motor runs out fine. A few pieces of brightwork could use some attention, but nothing that some Simichrome polish can't put off. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,438. Bought well, sold even better. #124-1967 ISO GRIFO 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N CL740152. 8-cyl. Red/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 4,244 miles. 4-speed shift automatic. Factory steel wheels. Wrong replacement carpet (but looks much nicer). Factory A/C, aftermarket amber fog lamps. Superb repaint and overall excellent quality restoration. Ding in outboard chrome exhaust outlet. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,400. A fair enough price for what is really the most desirable of the early Benz 4-place cabrios. They will cruise at 90 mph all day long, and offer a great ride at the same time. #4-1974 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1592001940. Candy apple red/black vinyl/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 57,334 miles. Rally wheels. Factory AM/FM. Engine room unprepared, trunk weatherstrip tatty. Recent repaint. Accessory fender tip gravel shields. Top boot getting discolored from age. 46  gauges (including Canadian-spec speedo) turned for "9 o'clock normal" readings. CD player, trunk lid bra. Good original paint. Long laundry list of upgrade components on recent engine rebuild. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,000. Very big money for a gray car, but VIN confirms this is original Carrera 3.0, forerunner to 1978 911SC. High-performance car should bring miles of fun. ITALIAN CARS #110-1962 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPIDER 2-door Convertible. Body by Touring. S/N AR1020401835. 8-cyl. Tomato red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 18,887 miles. 4-speed manual. Factory steel wheels. Converted in mid-'60s to a then-new Ford 289 Hi-Po. Repaint sprayed manual. Borrani IC/0 alloy wheels. Crack in A-pillar bodywork. Repaint masking lines uneven around windshield and rear window. Not a tired old trout, but not professionally prepared, either. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. Plenty of cash for a Corvette with body panels that need to be custom fabricated. Offer was sufficient. #22-1973 DETOMASO PANTERA GTS 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N THRNMY04710. 8-cyl. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 53,387 miles. 5-speed manual. Aftermarket mag wheels. Highly modified to include flared wheel wells, wing, seats, side strakes, nose and bumper bra. Motor highly tweaked. All work was of highest quality fit and finish. Just starting to show some minor Sports Car Market

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signs of use. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,225. For a change, a well-executed, radically modified Pantera, compared to all the hack jobs out there. High selling price is a reflection that good turn-key cars will sell better than a "good deal" needing some attention. #125-1977 MASERATI KHAMS1N 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N AM1200US1132. 8-cyl. Light blue metallic/ car that has the Magnum PI stigma attached to it. 308/328s are still depreciating, although they may have neared the bottom. This was a very fair bid. AMERICAN CARS #113-1925 HARLEY-DAVIDSON JD Motorcycle. Eng.# 25JDCB8056. Olive drab/ restoration done for show and not go. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. While these don't generally turn up on the regular auction scene, the bid was in the right neighborhood if the consignor was serious about selling. #10-1934 HARLEY-DAVIDSON VL Motorcycle. Eng.# 34VLD5245. Orange, black. light blue leather. LHD. Odo: 54,352 miles. 5-speed manual. Factory mag wheels. OK repaint, but door handle surrounds broken on both sides. Interior just starting to show wear on seating surfaces. Rubber baby buggy bumpers heavily oxidized. Questionable maintenance history. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. A poorly maintained Maserati is a scary car. Perhaps the high bidder is fortunate he didn't get this one. #29-1982 FERRARI MONDIAL 2-door Coupe. S/N ZFFA05A3C003939. 8-cyl. White/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 31,600 miles. 5-speed natural leather seat. Odo: 4,190 miles. Left hand 3-speed manual. Painted wire wheels. Good news: it's all original. Bad news: it's all original. Gobs of surface rust. Poor paint. Cloth wiring frayed in enough places to warrant a replacement harness (electrical fires and gas tanks don't mix well). Runs well once started. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. There's plenty of work beyond a generous bid of $1 7K #43-1930 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL B 4door Dual-Cowl Phaeton. SN 2025284. 8cyl. Two-tone green/dark tan leather/light tan - ,11,111% • Left hand shift. Painted wire wheels. Aftermarket chrome air intake, package rack. Older restoration showing corrosion on the unfinished engine surfaces. Tacky eagle from a trophy screwed onto the front fender lamp. Pushed across the block. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,250. The final bid was fair for an old scooter that needs plenty of TLC to be road ready. #46-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-door Convertible Sedan. S/N SH3317PA. 8-cyl. Black, red wheels/black leather/tan Haartz cloth manual. Factory alloy wheels. Sunroof. Unmolested body in excellent shape. Driveline is another story. Slight smoke at idle. Backfired impressively on two occasions during the weekend (once when on the auction block). Muffler going out (sounded too raspy). Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,062. Was declared sold on Friday night at $20,475. There was either serious buyer 's remorse or a bogus deal, because it appeared during the "Last Chance" segment at the end of the sale. Tom Clancy would be hard pressed to come up with more stories. #132-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS 2-door Targa Coupe. S/N K0081851. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 26,605 miles. Has seen very little use, still has that new-car smell (albeit with leather enhancement). Body still like new, without so much as a stone chip or door ding. Dealer car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. All the money in the world for a September, 2000  cloth. Odo: 60,512 miles. Floor-shift 3-speed manual. Bench seats. Painted wire wheels. Trippe lights, trunk with rack, dual side mounts with cloth covers. Paint polished off in places on hood and both cowls. Engine room starting to become untidy. An old restoration that has been stored far more than used. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $63,000. The first of 20-plus cars (all of Friday's remaining lot numbers) offered from the estate of Milwaukee car collector Wally Rank. Any bid north of $50K should take home a #3 condition 8-cylinder open Pierce, so it sold with no regrets. #112-1931 HENDERSON FOUR Motorcycle. Eng.# C4&D4350A. 4-cyl. Blue, cream Odo: 44,604 miles. Hand-shift 3-speed manual. Painted wire wheels. Messinger leather pan seat, Corbin police speedometer. A few substantial chips in paint. Throttle had to be operated at the carburetor when run across the block. Older top. Odo: 41,950 miles. Dual side mounts, amber fog lamps, original locking gas cap. Completely original car, with possible exception of a very old repaint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. This car really deserved a higher bid. It will probably be at Auburn this fall, with all the other classics from the Midwest. #20-1940 CHEVROLET MASTER 85 2door Sedan Delivery. S/N 3250779. 6-cyl. Black/gray vinyl. Odo: 626 miles. Column-shift 3-speed manual. Bucket seats. Cond: 2+. NOT 47

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI SOLD AT $25,000. Originally a no-sale at $21,000. All the money in the world for it. #55-1940 CADILLAC 60 SPECIAL 4-door Sedan. Body by Fleetwood/Fisher. S/N 6323431. 8-cyl. Dark maroon/tan mohair/black #9-1947 INDIAN CHIEF Motorcycle with Sidecar. Body by Goulding. Eng.# CDC5222. Maroon/black. Odo: 722 miles. Standard seat •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • padded vinyl. Odo: 65,402 miles. Column-shift 3-speed manual. Bench seats. Completely original vehicle except for maintenance items (tires, belts, hoses, etc.). Originally for VP of Fisher Body Division of GM. Immaculate interior. Paint worn off some body edges, peeling off lower grille between chrome bars. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,300. This is a pretty good chunk of change for a Series 60 Special, even considering the provenance. Usually, $20K will get you any number of good ones near #2 condition. Originality rather than history of ownership drove the price up, and always will. #44-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-door Convertible Sedan. S/N 6229D3328359539. 8-cyl. Medium green metallic/dark tan leather/ is very dry-rotted. A lot of corrosion and pits on almost every piece of chrome. Recent repaint. Correct Indian accessory windshield. Difficult to start by the Indian-uninformed. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $20,500. I hate to say I told you so, but it did show up at this sale (last seen at Mecum, St. Paul, August 2000 SCM, page 67, bid to $10K). It even got bid a bit closer to reality. #11-1948 HARLEY-DAVIDSON WL Motorcycle. Eng.# 48WL1395. Aqua. Odo: 2,582 shift automatic. Standard hubcaps. Original export car. White hard top only. Aftermarket A/C rudimentarily installed and with plenty of kludged plumbing (including upper radiator hose). Lucas fog lamps. Top latch hardware pitted, taillight chrome severely worn. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. For the T-bird collector who has everything. Right-hook Tbirds are rare, even in the UK and its possessions (and former possessions), but it doesn't help the price. Re-run on Saturday to an even less-inspiring $24K #50-1959 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2-door Convertible. S/N 59F104226. Tan/brown leather/tan vinyl. Odo: 53,694 miles. Bench light tan cloth. Odo: 28,839 miles. Columnshift automatic. Bench seats. One minor scratch in right rear door's paint. Top just starting to show fading and wear. Operates in a manner that befits a classic-era Caddy. Older restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,338. First year for Hydra-matic transmission option doesn't hurt the value, but doesn't really help it either. Sold for reasonable market value. #111-1946 INDIAN CHIEF Motorcycle with Sidecar. Body by Princess. Eng.# CDF2296. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 5,288 miles. Left hand shift. Chrome wire wheels. Painted parcel rack. Seat leather cracked. Tombstone taillamp chrome pitted. Paint ding in gas tank right below the fuel filler. Overall, an old restoration wearing out. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $9,250. Flathead hogs don't have the following the OHV bikes do. Sure, a few die-hard old-time real bikers ride a flattie from California to Sturgis every year, but they don't pay $10K for ones that need a good going-over Bid was enough. #25-1948 KURTIS KRAFT MIDGET Open Dirt Track Racer. S/N F113. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Offenhauser powered. The "Barclay miles. Right hand 3-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Princess sidehack. Very old restoration done decades ago. Crude exhaust welds. Exposed metal very corroded. Package shelf corroded. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Bid was within the range of acceptability, due to the attention the bike needs. 48  Offy," with no significant race history. Ding in tail panel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,200. Usually, these are bought and sold among a closed group of like-minded enthusiasts, so pricing is spotty to track. However, the realized price seems to be a fair deal for both parties. #6-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-door Convertible. S/N D7FH172545. Flame red/ white vinyl. RI-ID. Odo: 7,472 miles. Floor- seats. Aftermarket chrome exhaust extensions. A few minor paint chips. Sits slightly lower in the rear. Overall, an excellent older restoration that has been sitting for quite sometime. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Right price, right condition, wrong market. The consignors thought they had a gold mine, and it should've sold at this bid, but this wasn't a Caddy-buying crowd. Maybe if Peter Egan had been there, instead of out waxing his Miata. #121-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Coupe. S/N 30837S116276. 327 ci/365 hp. Dark blue metallic/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 44,432 miles. 4-speed manual. Aftermarket mag wheels. Fuelie, power windows, new master cylinder and power brake booster. Aftermarket strut brace and sway bars. Doors solid but clunky. Grille not mounted squarely. Sports Car Market seats. Air cleaner removed and sitting on front floor, passenger side. Two bubbles starting to appear in lower corners of passenger's door. Panel alignment off on doors and right front fender. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. A far, far cry from 10 years ago, when the tailfin was king. The final bid was feasible. #52-1962 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2-door convertible. S/N 62F130918. Black/black leather/black vinyl. Odo: 60,276 miles. Bench

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI front, high in back. Two cracks in dash pad, very ratty top weatherstrips in places, good older repaint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Since it is real easy to fake (and plenty of them are out there), one can't help being skeptical about these unless they are completely bone-stock and unmolested. Because this one was so original, it was bid to the top of its world. Sanding scratches on windshield brightwork. Converted to four-wheel disc brakes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,125. Someone must have been thinking that they can unbolt all of the aftermarket stuff and have a good stock fuelie, with parts to sell as a bonus. Even at that, price seemed $5K on the high side. #23-1964 PLYMOUTH FURY 2-door Convertible. S/N 3341157492. 426 ci1365 hp. Medium turquoise metallic/aqua vinyl/white #128-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Convertible. S/N 40867S121081. 327 ci. Mostly yellow/black vinyl/no top. 4-speed manual. Aftermarket mag wheels. SCCA Bproduction racer. Campaigned in the Chicago phaeton). Left rear door window doesn't drop when opened like it's supposed to. Seat leather starting to crack. Older repair on otherwise original car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,750. Upper end money for a car that isn't upper end. #105-1965 FORD MUSTANG GT 2+2 2door Fastback. SN 5F09C637882. 289 ci. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 52,132 miles. 3-speed vinyl. Odo: 54,083 miles. 4-speed manual. Bench seats. Magnum 500 wheels. Incorrectly billed as a Sport Fury. Claimed to be original driveline, but later model 426 Wedge emblem on fenders didn't help matters. Sits low in region from 1967-70. Originally orange, the current top coat of paint is wearing thin on most panels, with plenty of orange peel on the others. Mechanically ready to hit the track. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,675. A pretty good deal if you want to race a vintage Corvette. It would cost far more to acquire a car, then convert it. Plus you have the provenance and an SCCA log book on top of it. #42-1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4door Convertible. S/N 5Y86N404018.462 ci. Light blue/blue leather/light blue vinyl. Odo: 66,471 miles. AM/FM, add-on rear windscreen for back-seat passengers (a.k.a. fake dual-cowl manual. Magnum 500 wheels. 4-barrel carb replacing original 2-barrel setup. Dual mirrors. Driver's seat has tear along outboard backrest Your Best Way to Lease the Best • Custom-Tailored Leases • From 24 to 60 Months • Equity Transfers • Early-Termination Rebates • Business & Individual • Coast-to-Coast Service • Dealer Inquiries Welcome • Lease to Own • Barrett-Jackson's Sole Authorized Leasing Agent PUTNAM FINE AUTOMOBILE LEASING NEW/PRE-OWNED/EXOTIC/COLLECTIBLES SINCE 1983 800.278.0071  Greenwich, CT  Please Visit  PutnamLeasing.com  Scottsdale, AZ .1 888.995.5800

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM, ELKHART LAKE, WI pivot. Aftermarket tach on steering column, aftermarket rear speaker. Dash pad has a bad case of sunburn. Very nice new paint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. A bit much to pay for a 'Stang that had engine tweaks and still has a three-speed. Could have been sold without regrets. #122-1965 SHELBY COBRA 289 2-door Roadster. Body by AC. S/N CSX2466. 289 ci/271 hp. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,563 miles. 4-speed manual. Painted wire wheels. Older engine repaint in FoMoCo blue. Windshield seal dry rotting, hood weatherstrip starting to stick to the body in places. Car with optional Paxton supercharger. Nice new paint. Kick panel trim very rippled. Goodyear Wingfoot radials, Simpson seatbelts. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. If the car hadn't been equipped with the blower, it may have been a proper bid. Consignor was right to refuse offer #145-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Coupe. S/N 194376S124648. 427 ci/425 hp. Milano maroon/black leather. Odo: 59,563 miles. 4-speed manual. Factory steel wheels. Side pipes, K/O-style hubcaps, factory AM/FM radio. Yellow line bias-ply tires. Recent professional restoration with no with spares. No VIN on car, and provenance before 1996 is uncertain. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. Another example of racers turned bidders who won't buy a car nicer than the one they werejust driving on the track earlier in the day. At least not when anyone else is watching. #141-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE C.O.P.O. 2-door Convertible. S/N 19467S117714. 427 ci/ 400 hp. White, red has never been restored, but has been used and worked on as needed with emphasis on function rather than form. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $115,500. At a price like this, why would someone fool around with a kit car or a fakeydoo? It 's not Pebble Beach material by a long shot, but with its excellent provenance, it will turn heads on both the boulevard and Canada Corner Well bought, indeed. #33-1966 PONTIAC GTO 2-door Convertible. S/N 24267P174132. 389 ci. Medium blue metallic/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: stripe/red/aluminum. 4-speed manual. Widened Rallye wheels. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Was run at last year sale. #17-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Convertible. S/N 194677S107225. 427 ci/ 435 hp. Marlboro maroon/saddle tan vinyl/ 19,375 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Rallye wheels. Tr-power, repop red-line tires. Very fresh restoration. The major detraction was the door fit. Right side sags worse than the left and requires a good slam to shut. All other components either replaced (top, interior) or competently restored. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,050. No-sale on Friday at $20,500. Perhaps someone informed the seller that the bid was all the money in the world for the car, then re-ran it to get $500 more. One ofthe few times a re-run fetched more (even if by one bid). #139-1966 SHELBY GT 350 H 2-door Fastback. SN SFM6S1678. 289 ci. Black, gold appreciable flaws. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Car was worth more than final bid in today's market. #156-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Convertible, B-Production Racer. SN 194676S110557. 427 ci/650 hp. Red, white stripe/red leather. Odo: 83,547 miles. Automatic. Painted Rallye wheels. Special order for Mrs. Bill Mitchell. Professionally restored to better-than-new condition with correct special-order touches. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $86,000. While big-block open Tettes have been going nowhere but up in price, it is a matter of personal opinion whether the provenance is worth the extra $40K #147-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Coupe. SN 194377S114683. 327 ci / 300 hp. Rally red/red vinyl. Odo: 51,344 miles. • • • • • • • • • • • • black vinyl. Odo: 667 miles. 4-speed manual. Factory mag wheels. L71 3x2 barrel induction, telescopic wheel, side pipes, posi rear, AM/ FM, F41 suspension, transistorized ignition. Apart from some paint imperfections on the valve covers, impossible to find a flaw on the whole car. Cond: 1+. NOT SOLD AT $83,000. This car was about as close as you'll ever get to being the ultimate big-block Sting Ray. The seller; in today's market, can afford to be picky and wait until the January auctions to shoot for a six-digit price. stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 77,488 miles. Floorshift automatic. Bucket seats. Magnum 500 wheels. Hertz executive car fitted from new 50  #135-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS 2-door Hardtop. S/N 93-038 on logbook. 327 ci. Emerald turquoise/aluminum sheet. 4speed manual. Racing alloy wheels. RMVR Nostalgia Racing specification. Restored to perfection, yet occasionally raced since 1996. Full race equipment and ready to hit the track 4-speed manual. Rallye wheels. Red line biasply tires. Sits low in front. Undercoated below. Otherwise competent restoration Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Nice, but not $26,000 nice. The seller could've accepted the offer for this base-engined car with no regrets. #140-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-door Hardtop. SN RS23J8G167781. 426 ci/ 425 hp. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 35,745 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Magnum 500 wheels. Mediocre under-hood aesthetics, recent Mopar replacement plug wires. Crease in metal over the driver obscured by the vinyl top. Rear back- Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MECUM ELKHART LAKE WI light starting to delaminate. Very good recent repaint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,500. Lately it seems that $30K is a benchmark price for a decent driver Hemi, reaffirmed by this car #12-1969 DODGE CORONET Rif 2-door Hardtop. S/N WS23J9A164536. 426 ci/ 425 hp. Blue metallic, white stripe/blue vinyl/white unwashed masses were more intrigued by the Yenko trim. Any C.O.P.O. should pull $50K #13-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-door Hardtop. S/N RM21VOG146667. 440 ci. Candy apple red/black stripe/black vinyl. and was bid to appropriate price based upon condition. #101-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 2-door Hardtop. S/N JH23J0B305560. 340 •  21, 9  -.9,, 444 „ vinyl. Odo: 51,571 miles. Column-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Correct Hemi car. Dogdish hubcaps. Original carpet fading and getting threadbare on tranny hump, engine air cleaner decal almost worn off. A good older restoration starting to show its age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,975. $30K seems to be the going rate latelyfor B-body Hemi cars. This transaction helps reinforce that. #123-1969 SHELBY GT 500 2-door Convertible. S/N 9F03R480203. 428 ci /335 hp. Acapulco blue/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 58,291 miles. 4-speed manual. Factory mag Odo: 78,909 miles. Column-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Magnum 500 wheels. 3x2 carburetor package, Road Runner side decals. Sanding scratches in some window trim. Seats restitched and redyed. Right side headlight surround plating worn down. Antenna mast missing. Right door has ripples in the metal. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,013. Top money for a SixPack in this condition, and then some. Consignor was wise to let it go. #14-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR 'CUDA 2door Hardtop. S/N BS23J0B297206. 340 ci. Red, black tape stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 51,458 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Bucket ci. Copper, black tape stripes/copper vinyl/ copper cloth. Odo: 61,293 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Rallye wheels. Correct T/A equipment, including Six Pack. Paint chipping on door edges, below C pillar on driver's side. Gravel guards on rear wheel wells. Rip on passenger's side seat back, crack in driver's side corner of dash pad. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,475. Price realized was on the high end for this condition; however both buyer and seller did the right thing. #102-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 2-door Fastback. S/N OF02G166727. 302 ci. wheels. Swing-away steering column, factory AM/FM, Lucas fog lamps. Apart from the doors needing a good slam to shut, an utterly perfect and correct restoration with no expense spared. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $66,000. The money was close, but considering the car's condition, the consignor was right to reject thefinal bid, even if the price guides suggest otherwise. #142-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO C.O.P.O. 2-door Hardtop. SN 12437N649313. seats. Rallye wheels. Correct 340 Six-Pack setup for an AAR 'Cuda. Round fog lights. Solid door fit, ding in rear valance above right taillight. Slight ripples in sheet metal over the right rear wheel well. Decals touched up (some fade evident). Last licensed in '89. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. Rerun Sat. to $12,500. Then it stumbled across the block Bidders had just cause to keep their hands to themselves. #16-1970 PLYMOUTH HEM! 'CUDA 2door Hardtop. S/N B523R0B146424. 426 ci/ 425 hp. Dark blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 86,147 kms. Column-shift automatic. Grabber blue/black vinyl. Odo: 42,043 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Sun tach on steering column, fire extinguisher behind shifter, chromed export brace, aftermarket AM/FM cassette deck. Radiator support reinforced around the hood pins. Otherwise good restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,838. Wisely sold at market value, if not slightly higher due to the minor bolt-on junk At least there 's nothing that can't be removed without any permanent scars. #109-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-door Hardtop. S/N 36370L160320. 396 ci/350 hp. Black, white rally stripes/black A 427 ci/425 hp. Yellow/black vinyl, Yenko trim. Odo: 33,485 miles. 4-speed manual. Rallye wheels. Sold new with Yenko trim, but is not a real Yenko-prepped car. Original carpet getting threadbare in places (especially on tranny hump). Unprepared engine compartment has never been cosmetically restored. 10-year-old paint holding up very well. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Something about a Yenko badge on a Chevy makes people go bonkers, even with my blatantly faked '65 Corvair Corsa 140 cum Yenko Stinger Even as a COP 0., the September, 2000  Bucket seats. Aftermarket aluminum wheels. Claimed to be export lightweight race car. No data plate to verify provenance, but had heater delete, kilo speedo, US Armed Forces license plate in back, Guatemala on the front. Engine work crudely done (not repainted, poor wiring, miscellaneous parts). Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Given the stratospheric prices that Hemi 'Cudas have seen recently, this bid reflects how uncertain this car 's past is versus the claims. At least it's a true Hemi, vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 15,609 miles. Columnshift automatic. Bench seats. Magnum 500 wheels. Power steering, brakes, A/C, factory AM/FM, correct repop. Polyglass GT tires. A bit overkill on the Armor-All detailing, but otherwise a dead-on correct restoration. Superb paint and body prep. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. With fakey-doos in worse condition pulling this kind of money, I can't blame the consignor for not selling. Has the 51

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK ASTON MARTIN potential to bring much, much more. Just luck of the draw there weren't two anxious Chevelle buyers in the audience. #131-1993 RAHAL-HOGAN INDY Open Single-Seat Racer. S/N RH001. Black, 43 R 0 0 S UK Brooks UK, Aston Martin factory Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England May 13, 2000 JJ yellow/black. Started out as a 1991 Truesport Made in America Team car. Campaigned in CART in '92 by Scott Pruet. Rebuilt in 1993 by Rahal-Hogan team to current configuration, qualified with Rahal at Indy in '93. Roller with no driveline or electronics. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,300. Call it a hunch, but it will probably end up as a centerpiece in some trendy sports bar Otherwise, not much call for old racers that can 't move under their own power #SPL-1996 SHELBY 427 COBRA S/C 2-door Roadster. S/N CSX4069. 8-cyl. 427 ci/ 425 hp. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 2,184 miles. Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 47 Number of automotive lots sold: 39 Sale rate: 83% Sale total: $2,996,612 High: Lot #138, 1952 Aston Martin DB3 ex-works team 2-seat Race-sports sold at $434,125 Buyer's Premium Included: 15% of first $46,800, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson W 4-speed manual. Alloy K/0 wheels. Continuation car offered up by Shelby America at the last minute. This was their "demo" Cobra. New aluminum-block Ford 427 motor. Built to street specs. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Even if it is built by 01' Shel's company, listed in the SAAC registry, and signed by the man himself it 's still a "continuation" car The real Cobra at $115K in this sale was a much better value. WANTED scm is seeking to expand its library of auction catalogs. Anything dating from 1 9 8 0 - 1 9 9 6 would be highly useful. We'll gladly pay the postage, trade you back issues of SCM, pay cash, or even promise to raise OLD AUCTION CATALOGS the value of your collector car at least 2% in the next Price Guide. Contact Cecile, copyed@sportscarmarket.com , fax 503/252-5854; ph) 503/261-0555. 52 - Evans Market opinions in italics hilst not in the same league for gloss and glitz as the now annual Ferrari fixture at Gstaad, Switzerland, which is put together by their Geneva office, the all-Aston Martin sale staged by the British arm of Brooks in association with the London dealer and marque specialist Nicholas Mee within the Service Department of the Aston factory was a great success. For starters, the new and possibly bi-annual event was very well supported by the general public who turned out in very large numbers for what was also a rare "Open Day" at the works, which straddles a busy main road in the middle of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. However, and more importantly for the auction house and their clients, many members of the Aston Martin Owners Club were magnetized into attending and competing with private and trade bidders for the stock, which covered the widest range of dates and reserves. Impressively, 83 per cent of the catalogue's contents had changed hands by the end of the sunny Saturday afternoon. Top priced lot was the ex-works 1952 DB3 sportscar, raced in period by Peter Collins, World Motorcycle Champ Geoff Duke and George Abecassis, for which a Continental collector paid $434,125. Some of the other big number cars were the "Project 2155" works development DB4 with twin plug headed 4.7-liter motor and IRS, which went to a new US home for $243,110. The 1989 AMR-1 race-coupe, eligible and likely to be both practical and competitive for retro Group C events, cost a US buyer in the room $201,585—and the 1961 DB4GT, movie exposed in the 1962 Peter Sellers film "The Wrong Arm of the Law," brought $189,958. The sun shone. The catering arrangements in a tent on the lawn outside were much better than the usual sale fare. And as long as you liked Aston Martins, of course, it was a most agreeable occasion and one which the auctioneers may well repeat.—R. H - E. RHD. Bucket seats. Painted wire wheels. Brooklands history on file. Last restored (well) in 1982-84 and clearly very well looked after since. Cond: l-. SOLD AT $53,756. This seemed very reasonable indeed for a pre-war open Aston in great condition, though the International is slower and less desirable than the later Le Mans replica. #114-1937 ASTON MARTIN 15/98 2.0 Sedan. Body by Abbey or Abbott. S/N B7/ 742/LS. Eng.# B7/753/LS. 4-cyl. Old English white, maroon/champagne Connolly leather. RHD. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Painted wire wheels. Once owned by Cephas Howard of pop-jazz group the Temperance Seven and entered by early Aston expert Dr. Tom Rollason. Concours-standard restoration still ENGLISH CARS #136-1930 ASTON MARTIN 1.5L SHORT-CHASSIS INT'L Roadster. Body by Feltham/Augustus Bertelli. S/N LO/91. Eng.# LO/91. Burgundy/burgundy leather. very glossy. Engine claimed to have been freshly rebuilt. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $32,125. Not the most exciting Aston, this, and in very weddinghire white. However; superbly presented and almost certainly the best example around. Just a car with very limited appeal. #119-1937 ASTON MARTIN 15/98 2.0 Sedan. Body by Abbey or Abbott. S/N 755/ LS. Eng.# 755/LS. 4-cyl. BR Green/light tan leather. RHD. Chrome wire wheels. Last restored during Earl of Bradford's 1988-97 ownership and seemingly sound, but now only in fair cosmetic order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,838. Not nearly as glossy as the other 15/ 98 in the sale, (Lot #114) and raising only twothirds of its value. Sports Car Market

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• • •  NEE •  • • • • • arbAA  #138-1952 ASTON MARTIN DB3 Sports Racing 2-seater. S/N DB3/4. Eng.# DP 101 34. 6-cyl. Aston metallic green/gray. RHD. • vulvt AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK ASTON MARTIN A for just under recent retail. A huge bargain, really, given the cost of restoration. Perhaps the market will someday agree. #145-1956 ASTON MARTIN DB214 MK II Drophead Coupe. Body by Tickford. S/N AM 300/1220. Eng.# VB6H415. Metallic beech green/beige leather/beige Everflex. RHD. #130-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 WORKS PROTOTYPE Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4/207/R. Eng.# DBA/1048. Painted wire wheels. Ex-works. 16th in '53 MM. Rebodied in 1954 with present DB3S look-alike body and worked on by most of the notable specialists over the years. Although in need of a repaint, it is said to have been freshly sorted in engine and handling departments. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $434,125. Although the real thing, this is an early, relatively crude rather than late 1950s or '60s sports car. Also, the price paid reflected super history rather than today's historic race competitiveness or condition. #155-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB4 PROTOTYPE Coupe. S/N DP 114/2. Eng.# DP164/2. Metallic green/black leather. RHD. Chrome wire wheels. Vendor-owned since 1978 with wad of refurbishment receipts. Enjoyed, but clearly not abused since 1989 restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $57,078. Superb car, obviously very well looked after and a drophead which was landed for low-estimate money. For some reason, the market excitement for Aston DHCs doesn't extend back to the DB2/4s, but starts only with the DB4s. #120-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III Coupe. S/N AM300/3/1693. Eng.# DBA/ 1325.Chrome wire wheels. Auctioned mid-res- Metallic green/black. RHD. 5-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Former DB4 became Project 2155 when shortened by 5 inches to DB4GT spec, fitted with twin-plug head 4.7 motor and IRS by factory. Maintained regardless of cost at Works Service Dept. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $243,100. Stunning specimen, stunning condition, stunning car-hence DB4GT money, plus. #146-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series I Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4/154/R. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Unique 3.0 Development project car created at Feltham works and first owned by David Brown. Having changed hands for $906, it was restored by Works Service at Newport Pagriell, shown at '95 Louis Vuitton and lightly exercised on social, rather than competition, rallies since. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $120,800. Too much of an oddball for this auction crowd who were not prepared to fund the $135,900 minimum required. #150-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK I Coupe. Body by Mulliner. S/N LM666. Eng.# VB6F501396. 6-cyl. Metallic sand/tan toration. Nearly completed, apart from finishing some of the partially original interior leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,978. Feltham Astons are never as popular with today's punters as Newport Pagnell DB4s, 5s and 6s, though a Mk III is more likely to sell as this did for current market top money. #149-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III Coupe. S/N AM300/3/1432. Eng.# DBA/1048. Peony red/black leather. RHD. Chrome wire Eng.# 370/149. Metallic blue/gray. RHD. Odo: 85,000 miles. Chrome wire wheels. Expensively restored 1994-95 with no chrome window surrounds and still good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $68,705. Nice condition and mid to top DB4 retail money. #128-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4/354/R. Eng.# 400/1507. 6-cyl. Metallic black/dark gray leather. RHD. Odo: 72,000 miles. Chrome wire wheels. First registered in name of wife of Aston co-founder Lionel Martin. Expensively restored early 1990s and still sharp. Engine rebuilt 1997. 72K original miles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,257. Very smart and acquired September, 2000  wheels. Largely original and raced until 1989. Restoration completed 1998 with engine rebuild by Feltham Aston specialists, Four Ashes Garage. Straight and shiny body, paint and brightwork, but interior poor with electric tach. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,521. With recent Four Ashes input should be good mechanically and, for a Mk III, seemed like particularly good value for the price paid. leather. RHD. Chrome wire wheels. Spent time in US from 1960s until 1989 when recommissioned in UK and fitted with 4.0 DB5 lump and limited-slip differential. Bumperless and pretty good, particularly underneath. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,095. More powerful than a standard DB4 and with more grip, but competition look may have counted against it with AMOC purists present. Still, it made mid-DB4 money. #127-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT Coupe. Body by Touring. SN DB4GT/0157R. 6-cyl. Metallic green/green leather. RHD. Auction Reports continued on page 73 53

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  Author: Dave Friedman Publisher: MBI Publishing, dist by Classic Motorbooks Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 101/2" x 101/2" hardcover. 191 pages. Price: $39.95 Rating: Fans of '60s and '70s racing: Casual enthusiasts: ** Sports Racing Cars McLaren: Book Reviews Ratings: *-1;!(*** is Best. News Book of Corvettes Author: Authors of driveReports from Special Interest Autos magazine The Hemmings Motor Publisher: Hemmings Motor News Collector-Car Books Phone: 800/227-4373 Size: 81/2" x 11" paperback. 96 pages Price: $14.95 Rating: Serious Corvette fans ** Casual enthusiasts * Fhe Hemming. Motor New, Book ol CORVETTES _VW Along with Lola, McLaren was one of the most successful producers of customer race cars during the '70s. Aside from dominating the Can-Am series with their works effort, the McLaren customer cars were also in evidence on both sides of the Atlantic, running in both sports racing and various formula classes. But it was sports car racing that made the McLaren name famous. This book shows the evolution of the "fendered" McLaren with Bruce's first drive in a homebuilt Austin-based racer in New Zealand. The tubular chassis "specials" that he then drove, with midmounted Buick/Olds/Pontiac alloy V8s, are a pastiche of the elements that were typical of both his first car, nicknamed the "Jolly Green Giant," and the McLaren M1 A, B, and C models. The book continues with the evolution of the tube-frame McLaren into the monocoque M-6, M-8 and M-20. Not only does it provide the history of McLaren in pictures, but also the history of most of the Can-Am series. Included as an epilogue is a short section on the McLaren Fl GTR endurance racer. McLaren: Sports Racing Cars is rich in period detail that captures the feeling of the '60s and '70s racing scene as only Friedman can and is brimming with both color and blackand-white shots. Friedman's camera brings us into the pits, the garages and close enough to the action to feel the ground shake just a bit. The book is a great historical document for restorers interested in getting their sports racers looking right, and a thoroughly enjoyable and inexpensive look back at the work of a great driver and designer.—Michael Duffey 54  Special Interest Autos (SIA) magazine has, since the early '70s, published driveReports on various collector cars. The publication, for twenty-one years, was under the stewardship of SCM's own Dave Brownell. The book is a compilation of eleven reports that have appeared over the past thirty years and includes an illustrated 1963-67 Corvette Spotter's Guide. It starts with Harley Earl's design for an inexpensive sports car that first appeared at the 1953 GM Motorama and concludes with a report on the 1970 LT-1 model. It is interesting to read a thirty-year-old report on a 1954 Corvette that attempts to portray its 11.0-second 0 to 60 time as "sports car like performance" and states that the twospeed Powerglide transmission will "shove you back in your seat." I own one of these things and believe me, it's not for the "sports car like performance." Another report compares the '54 Corvette with the Kaiser Darrin. When you look at the Damn's 0 to 60 time of 16.25 seconds, perhaps the 'Vette is not so stogy after all. Additional reports cover the significant Corvettes of the late '50s and '60s. If you are a dyed-in-the-wool Corvette fan, most of the information presented here probably already resides in your library in one form or another. If you only have a casual interest in a particular year, the individual reports can be ordered from wvvw.Hemmings.com for $5 an issue. But if you need more than a couple of them, you might as well buy the book. You'll be a few bucks ahead and might uncover some useful new information.—Carl Bomstead )11111111111r Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. The Art of the Automobile: Author: Dennis Adler Publisher: Harper Collins Web site: www.harpercollins.com Size: 91/2" x 121/2" hardcover. 235 pages. Price: $45 Rating: Serious enthusiasts: *1/2 Casual enthusiasts: ***1/2 The 100 Greatest Cars 'Oa! AUTOMOBILE r  7 1-h  tt  (1 , V. It was inevitable that the turn of the century would prompt all manner of "bests" or "most important" lists. We have probably all thought about our own list of best cars and compared them to the lists published in books and magazines. The Art ofthe Automobile: The 100 Greatest Cars is a list of 100 cars as seen by the likes of Jerry J. Moore, Jay Leno, Chuck Jordan, Otis Chandler and Sam Mann. The 100 cars listed were chosen for their strengths in different categories. Some set new standards in styling. Others were a tour de force in engineering and still others spoke for the car's role in marking a turning point in our lives. This book contains the American point of view on the subject, rather than a European perspective. There are half a dozen Packards listed, an example of excess representation. In the case of several interesting marques like Hudson, Delage and Hispano-Suiza, the model or body style shown is not anywhere near the firm's best work. A list like this one cannot be all things to all people. Even if it contained 500 cars, the DeLorean and Edsel guys would wonder why they had been snubbed (again). Much dissension would be eliminated if the book were re-titled "A Half-Dozen Guys Choose Their Favorite Cars" or "The 100 Greatest Cars That Owners Would Let us Photograph." All of the cars are beautifully displayed and the short histories included with each entry are more than adequate, making this book a suitable gift for the casual enthusiast on your list—someone with very few books or with little knowledge of the "big classics." The more serious enthusiast is probably too set in his or her ways to accept anyone else's 100 list. —MD.• Sports Car Market

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REP" Auction 101 MM. Is That Chandelier Waving a Bidder's Paddle? r  Part 7 of an Insider 's Look at an Auction by "Fairly Honest" Bob LeFlufr 0 on offer can possibly be sold. So that we are all clear on this, let's admit that auctioneers commonly bid on behalf oftheir consignors, at least while bidding remains below the reserve price. An auctioneer's methods of doing this range from simple "chandelier" bidding, in other words accepting bids from the chandelier hanging in the auction hall, to a clear statement of his intent. When you hear, particularly from a British or European auctioneer, phrases such as "The bid is with me, at $22,000," it most commonly means that he has bid on the car himself, on behalf of the vendor. ne of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of all types of auctions is the auctioneer's role in getting bidding up past the reserve, to a level at which the object The ethics of this are complex and somewhat muddled. On one hand, many potential buyers feel that artificially stimulating action, when little or no action is there, is dishonest. Others point out that since the car is not going The Record Breaker by Carl Bomstead ir September, 2000  Object: Sterling Silver model of "Bluebird" Auction: Brooks UK, Festival of Speed Auction, Goodwood, England Date: June 23, 2000 Pre-sale estimate: None provided Sale price: $87,721 (includes 15% buyer's premium) he seeking of the mantle, "Fastest Man on Earth" has been a quest that began with the advent of the automobile. A Frenchman and a Belgian passed the title back and forth racing in electric-powered cars after the Frenchman set the initial record of 39.24 mph in 1898. A little more than a year later the Belgian, in a car that was pointed at each end and steered with a tiller, reclaimed the record at 65.79 mph. Today, the record is held by England's Andy Green at a otob iii Realistically, placing a bid or a number of bids just below the reserve simply lets the auctioneer find out if there is anyone in the audience who will bid at the reserve price or higher, thereby making a sale likely. Auctioneers themselves will point out that simply opening the bidding on a car at a price near the reserve speeds the process up a lot and saves everyone time and aggravation. When you see a $100,000 car with, say, a $75,000 reserve, and the poor auctioneer has no one bidding as he begs for a $20,000 opening bid, you understand why he might start snatching bids from the air. There may be twenty qualified, interested bidders in the room who would all buy the car in the $60,000-80,000 range (still getting a good deal), who are all sitting on their hands playing hard to get. The auctioneer helps things along in that kind of moment and who can blame him? The risk for you, as a real bidder, is only significant fyou are prepared to allow someone else to determine how much you should to be sold below its reserved price, there is no harm done. speed of 763 mph; Craig Breedlove, with the "Spirit of America," is planning an assault to attempt to reclaim the record he held in 1963. In the '20s and '30s a new record was set on an almost annual basis and no name was as prominent as England's Malcolm Campbell. Born of wealth, he first raced bicycles and then automobiles. The car he raced at Brooklands in 1910 was a 100-hp Darracq, which he named "Bluebird" after the play Blue Bird by Maurice Maeterlinck. pay for a car. If you think that bidding $22,000 on your dream-mobile is okay, but only because somebody else just bid $21,000, you are in trouble, because that someone else may not exist. The amount you are willing to spend on a given car should not be determined by what some other person thinks it is worth. It should be established in your own mind, from your own sources, before you begin any bidding. Once a car has reached its reserved level, few if any auctioneers will continue bidding. (If they do, it is a dishonest, unethical situation and SCM recommends you avoid those auction companies altogether—ED) When the man behind the podium says a car is "loose and selling all the way" or "this will be the next car sold," any bidding after that point is very real and it's now the human across the room, not the lamp on the back wall, that you are locked into a contest with. And at that point, it's up to you to decide exactly how much you are prepared to pay, when to stop, and when to proceed. • doubled that speed in 1935 on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Campbell claimed nine land speed records in all. When he reclaimed the record at Daytona Beach on the 5th of February 1931, driving Bluebird III, he was knighted for honoring the British crown. This Bluebird could fly. In 1924 he began constructing Bluebird I and during this three-year process he set his first land speed record of 146 mph driving an 18.3-liter, V12 Sunbeam. A year later he became the first man to travel 150 mph. He The Reid Railton-designed Bluebird III was bodied by Gurney Nutting and was powered by a 1,450-hp Napier broad arrow engine. To commemorate the event a sterling silver model of the record setter was presented to Sir Malcolm Campbell by D. Napier & Son Ltd. Crafted with intricate detail, the 63 cm-long (24.8") model was fitted with an eight-day clock in the rear wheel and a barometer in the front. The inscription states the record to be 245.73 mph, however, it is universally accepted as 246.09. Brooks at their Goodwood Festival of Speed Auction offered the sterling silver model. They declined to publish a pre-sale estimate of value—which was just as well as it went over the top at a final price of £58,700 Sterling or $87,721. 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- Pr lit Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1974 Maserati Merak Chassis number: AM-122-US-0940 T 56  he Maserati Merak, The all-alloy powerplant, equipped with triple Weber carburetors, had been built by Maserati for Citroen at the Modena factory, as Citroen had a controlling interest in Maserati during the early '70s. Thus the five-speed transaxle used in the front-wheel drive SM could also be found in the Merak, adapated for rear-wheel drive. The outright performance of the Merak was quick by most standards, with a top speed of 135 mph and 0 to 60 in 8.2 seconds. Fuel consumption worked out at a reasonable 19 miles to the gallon. Meraks were known to handle quite proficiently as the mid-engine design provided fine balance and traction. Additionally a small amount of luggage space was made available in the nose of the car. The Merak pictured here is a nicely presented example in respectable overall condition. The powder blue paint is in very good condition and shows only minor wear along the door sills and panel fit areas. The cream interior is in similar condition, as expected of a 75,000-mile car, and features sheepskin covers on the front seats. The Merak is equipped with air conditioning, a Sony cassette deck and all gauges and instruments appear to be in good condition. These cars can offer exhilarating performance for a very affordable price. WARNING: THE EVENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE COMPLETELY TRUE, AND MAY CAUSE FEELINGS OF EXTREME ENVY IN SOME SCM READERS. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  announced at the Paris Salon of 1972, was a little brother to the mid-engined V8 Bora. It used the same Ital Design steel body, but with a smaller V6, 3-liter engine—as found in the Citroen SM coupe—that liberated space for two child-sized rear seats. The car described here was sold at the Christie's Auction in the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, for a high bid of $8,813. Grand theft auto is a crime in most jurisdictions. It is, however, sometimes performed in such a way that not only is it legal, it is commendable and admirable, envied by those of us who witness the crime in commission. lfyou go, for example, to a large, highly publicized, glamorous and swish collector car auction, register to bid, sit in the front, pay attention, quit gawking at the trophy wives and know a few things about old cars, sometimes you can snag a great deal out from under the noses of the assembled dealers and stealers. Engine compartment data plate Stamped on bell housing Maserati Club International, P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040; 425/455-4449; e-mail: mci@maseratinet.com Web site  vvw.maseratinet.com Lamborghini Urraco, Ferrari 308 GT4 "Dino" This Merak was offered at no reserve to a crowd that did not seem to An extremely astute buyer (and SCM reader, to boot) saw his chance and swooped in. How good a buy was it? Well, exactly ten days later, he had sold the car on eBay for $16,400. Lest you think he made a quick $8,000, we hasten to point out that he did have costs to contend with. First, there was the eBay fee (a huge $25), and he may have had to wash the car. Profits were substantially eroded as you can see, and he probably netted no more than $7,800. care. 1972-1976 1,173 $13,000-19,000 $12,000-20,000 $300-800 $150 What a deal. A nice car, handsome enough and, luckily for all involved, in excellent running condition. Its new owner is said to be thrilled, and of course the recent reseller is thrilled as well. The eBay price was in the market range for the Merak; the Christie's sale price was clearly a bargain, proving that you don't have to go to Bargain Billy's Estate Sale in Rochester, New York or a similar backwater event to score a good deal at an auction.—Bob LeFlufii (Photo and data courtesy of auction company.) • Sports Car Market

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Etceterini ISE Friend Market Place ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! ABARTH 59 ZAGATO DOUBLE BUBBLE, red w/ black interior, $22,500. 858-452-1614. CA BIZZARRINI 66 5300 STRADA, blk on blk, alloy body, Webers, restored, $125,000. 916-773-8109 PDT. CA CISITALIA 55 808 XF VIGNALE bodied convertible, 1 off concept car w/factory installed Ford Thunderbird running gear, orig delivered to Henry Ford Jr, complete, unrestored, drives, $78,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA FIAT 57 Turismo Veloce Spyder, very rare preproduction coachbuilt model (Vetturi Speciale), completerestoration on a rustfree CA car, $15,500. California Dream Cars, 818-718-9654. CA 59600,39K orig mi, in storage 15 yrs, needs new paint, and 59 Multipla, excellent body, apart but complete, many spare parts, $550 obo. 250-479-8109. CANADA BC 60 1500 SPIDER, twin cam, red w/blk leather interior ,no rust ever, $10,000. 636239-6781. MO 62 JOLLY 600, coral, wicker seat, chrome rails, original Ghia, beautiful floors, well restored, desirable model, new canvas top, redone wicker, $30,000. Vintage, 941-3556500. FL 67 DINO SPIDER, 2.4 Liter Ferrari V6 engine, restored to like new condition, beautiful triple blk, $37,500. 513-948-1791 days. OH INTERMECCANICA 71 ITALIA COUPE, excellent condition, russet red, completely original, 4-spd, 36K mi, 351 Cleveland engine, $18,000 Firm. 541-464-0779. OR ISO GRIFO 67 ISO RIVOLTA, 327-300 hp, 4-spd, a/c, restored, Borranis, new int, shocks, windshield, front end, radiator, half shafts, black interior, very classy and fast, motor in excellent cond, trans and clutch rebuilt, $21,000 OBO. Mike, 602-220-0400. AZ 69 ISO FIDIA, rare 4-door model, 350 Cu in, 4-spd, a/c, ps,pb, pw, fully restored, grey/ red hides, beautiful example, $27,500 or fair offer. 805-656-2112. CA 69 ISO GRIFO, factory equipped w/high performance 327 Chevrolet V8, 4-spd trans, cold a/c, AM-FM stereo and Borrani wire wheels, red/blk leather, 32K+ mi, excellent condition, $44,500 offer. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 72 ISO LELE COUPE, a beautiful original car, red w/tan interior and just 71K orig mi, V8 w/5-spd trans, factory a/c and sunroof, $18,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-5246000. MO LAMBORGHINI 67 400 GT, 2+2, chassis #01222, 1 of 247 produced, professionally restored using original parts, $65,000 USF. Terry Kell, 613591-1482 ext-335. CANADA ON 67 ESPADA, blk/tan, beautiful and correct new interior, tri-earred knock-offs, $25,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 69 MIURA, project $39,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA September, 2000  70 ESPADA, blIc/blk, Series II CA car w/ 28K mi, great inside and out, Miura wheels, tools, $31,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 71 ESPADA SERIES II, V12, 43K mi, red/ tan, recent paint, new front seats, reliable, recent work, receipts, $25,000. 805-5410120 eves. CA 72 JARAMA, fully maintained since new, red/blk, factory twin tops, boxes of receipts, $27,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 73 JARAMA S, as new, 8K original miles, fabulous car, $31,900 OBO. 937-439-2307. OH 84 COUNTACH, carbureted, blk magnolia interior, 25K mi, excellent condition, $69,500. 215-208-2357. PA 84 COUNTACH MODEL 5000S, black w/cream interior, original owner, no excuses, no stories, museum quality, 1700 mi. $110,000. 201-488-1842. NJ 85 COUNTACH, red, gold wheels, 10K mi, as new condition, $69,000. Mel Gershon, 212-315-1717. NY 88 JALPA, less than 4,000 orig mi, white w/red leather, ice cold factory a/c, optional wheels, books, tools, as new in every way, $45,900. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 92 DIABLO, blk w/red leather, like new, rear wing, just 7,200 miles, $114,500 trades considered. Motorcars Intnl, 417-8319999. FAX 417-831-8080 MO LANCIA 25 LAMBDA CASARO RDSTR, very rare and sporting, older restoration, runs and drives 530-893-1633. FAX 530-8930669 CA 57 B24S AURELIA CONV, V6, transaxle, beautiful restoration in drk red w/tan leather, Borrani wires, hardtop, in superb condition, 1 of 472 built $85,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 61 APPIA SPORT ZAGATO, Concours winner of 47 first place awards throughout the 60's including Pebble, fantastic original condition, $35,000. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 62 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, undergoing high quality restoration, $60,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 65 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, nice proper #s matching car, 2.8 3C, blue w/red, runs well, $40,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA 65 SUPER SPORT ZAGATO, complete, running car, needs full restoration, $19,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 66 FLAMINIA, 2.8L, 3C aluminum, Superleggera Touring bodied convertible, 68K miles, 100% orig, ivory paint and red leather interior are original, excellent condition $29,500. 231-882-0426. MI 72 FULVIA ZAGATO 1600, low orig mi, beautiful interior, unrestored, $17,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 72 FULVIA COUPE, flawless original, show condition, drk Lancia blue w/original brown leather, $13,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 74 STRATOS, nicely restored former European rally car, very strong original Fer- ran V6 engine, red w/tan interior, $75,000. 513-948-1791 days. OH 76 SCORPION, Targa top, 40K orig mi, red w/tan leather interior, exc cond, runs great, $7,900. 617-394-9744. MA MASERATI 58 3500 GT, 100% complete, sitting in a barn for the last 20 yrs, not running, it has rust, needs total restoration, $12,900. Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 61 3500 GT, red/tan, beautiful car, carbureted, 5-spd, $17,500. 507-533-8215. MN 67 MEXICO, immaculate condition, fully restored interior, silver/burgundy Connolly leather, stick, 51K mi, $21,900 OBO. 323-462-0603 eves/mess. CA 67 QUATTROPORTE, Ford engine and trans, Maserati 4.9 engine and trans goes with the package, project car, $10,000. 617783-3078. MA 67 QUATTROPORTE 4000, cream w/blk leather, nice older restoration, runs well, $11,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6531 WA 68 MEXICO CONVERTIBLE, drk blue over cream leather interior, for show or drive,engine, exterior, interior, restored $49,900 obo. Ralph, 302-762-6500 anytime. DE 69 GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE, 5-spd, a/c, silver blue w/blk hides, tuned and serviced, 57K mi, cond is 3+, fast and beautiful, Ansa exhaust, rebuilt Webers, $25,000 obo. 732449-3753. NJ 70 GMBLI SPYDER, fly yellow wblk leather, new blk top, orig dash, AM-FM radio, 4.7 Litre, 5-spd, a/c, Borrani ww, 28K mi, $89,000. RPM, 954-781-8440. FL 74 BORA, US #700, 24K mi, silver w/red leather, owned 17 yrs, like new, $39,800. 770-971-5259. GA 75 MERAIC, 31K miles, 1 owner, excellent, $16,500. 631-283-6047. NY PEUGEOT 72 PININFAMNA CONY, white, 2L injection, 118K mi, bought in France in '97, restored motor, body, looks like new, $13,500. 514-342-2926. CANADA QC 79 504, diesel, runs great, some rust, 504 diesel part also, delivery arranged. 941658-0663. FL 79 604 4-DR SEDAN, 68K orig mi, seafoam green, V6, leather interior, pb, ps, pw, sunroof, alloy wheels, slight rust on r/f wheel well, otherwise, like new condition, $2,700 OBO. 781-899-5334. MA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all exotic & rare makes: Service Manuals, Parts manuals, Owners Manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888-380-9277 toll free. 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31 MODEL A 2-SEAT INDY CAR, s/n 718, an excellent running, older restoration, ex-Dusty Farno, $160,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 51 FERRARI 195 INTER, ivory/tan, triple carburetors, completely restored to concours condition, $275,000. Motor Classic, 914997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 52 MG TD/C MK II, factory competition car, dual shocks & fuel pumps, big head & carbs, + more, all factory, needs paint, no rust ever, matching #s $10,500 obo/may trade. 417-865-4124. MO 54 LOTUS MK6, genuine early Lotus, s/n #139, orig bodywork, 1172 Ford, spats, does, spares, road or race, well known car, owned 13 yrs, $24,000. Peter Voorhees, 802-388-0921. VT 54 SIATA DAINA GS, alloy coupe by Sti Farina, complete, straight, stripped to bare alloy, all vintage eligible, needs restoration, $18,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323654-8788 CA Old Racing Photos of major racing events around the world 58 MGA, twin cam roadster, green/blk, currently fitted w/Butch Gilbert push rod engine, includes orig twin cam, knock-offs, CSRG accepted, $19,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA from prewar through the '60s. Hundreds of photos, autographs and ephemera listed in FREE CATALOG. SASE appreciated. Vintage Motorphoto, 19363 Wilmette Drive, PMB166, West Linn, OR 97068, USA Fax (503) 699-0433 or see ourwebsite at: www.VintageMotorphoto.com 59 AUSTIN-HEALEY, Bug Eye Sprite, old HP SCCA car, not raced in 15 yrs, complete, not running, $3,900. 561-595-3000. FL 61 ALFA GRJLIETTA, Spider, vintage race, in need of updating, dual Webers, $5,000. Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL Northshore 61 ALFA GIULIETTA, Spyder, 1300cc engine, excellent race ready condition, very competitive Group 1 race car fully sorted, $13,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 62 MORGAN SS, race history, 1st alum bodied car imported, blk w/drk red interior, bolt-in roll bar, recent very extensive restoration, immaculate, a rare and stunning car $75,000. 608-437-3000. WI 63 SHELBY COBRA, CSX 2032, factory full comp Cobra, documented, orig skin, beautiful, ultra rare, $495,000 SUS. 905875-4700. CANADA 64 FERRARI 250LM, #6045, ex-Bill Harrah, FIA paperwork, completely restored, ready to run the Histories, $950,000. 310-652-1300. CA 65 CORVETTE, fresh 427 engine, alloy heads, Tilton clutch, Super 1-10, v g c, $31,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 65 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER, 4.2 built engine, fuel cell, glass hood, MSD, wet sump, RMVR-SCCA logbooks, like new, $39,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 65 MERCURY COMET B/FX, drag car, 1 of approx 20 built, call for details $35,000. 717-637-6964. PA 66 SHELBY GT 350, vintage road racer, SVRA, excellent early documentation BP history, profess race restoration, fresh with all the best, 297 cid, 500+ hp, Tilton, Tex racing T-10, fastest legal Shelby, many 1st place wins, $79,900. 716-759-1800. 716636-0966.NY 69 LOLA T162, s/n SL, 162/14, Chaparral fl Mystery Photo ANSWERS toms .—Chic Gast, Sonoma, CA July 2000 Salvaged from General Patton's pneumatic strike force, this inflatable artillery spotter has been modified by Robbie Knievel for a jaunt over Snake River canyon.—John King, Libertyville, IL The Army, trying to produce a new generation combat vehicle, has engaged in a highly experimental breeding program.—Jeff Hepner, via e-mail The Blue Angels snickered when Kurt unloaded his Red Baron at the air show. Of course, that was before he lit the wick and made his first pass up and over their immaculately tricked-out Phan- 58 As the tilt-bed eases the German entrant's off-road biplane to the tarmac, Martin Swig pauses to reflect on how his vintage car event mania has taken this latest turn: Airplanes. What next? Hmm. . that Robb Report ad for  owned Soviet space Failing to consistently place inthe-money in the tractor-pulls, Vent decides to supplement his winnings with a little crop dusting.— Tom Deats, Lakewood, CO In the waning days of WWII, Reichmarshall Hermann Goering came up with a plan to stop the advancing Allied forces dead in their tracks. Knowing that fuel and ammo dumps were too well defended, he designed the V-3 (vengeance weapon 3) to be launched to attack undefended rear areas. Knowing how an army travels on its stomach, he de- craft...—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA previously cided the best way to stop the Allied progress was to destroy field kitchens, C-ration and Hershey bar supplies and general mess areas. Since ammunition was in very short supply, the use of oversize tires to run over the Allied field kitchens was planned. The launching ramp was designed to save enough fuel for the V-3 to wreak its havoc and return across the lines. The war ended before any were launched. Thirty years after the end of the war, the prototype was discovered in a cave near Munich, taken to the US and modified into the first Bigfoot.—Terry D. Moore, via e-mail Only in America.—Robert Pass, Passport Transport, Ltd, Maryland Heights, MO an Alaskan bush pilot. I wonder how much air speed is required to lift its cargo (the rollback truck) clear of the tundra?—Chris Pile, Wichita, KS Living proof of why von Richthofen's squadron was known as the Flying Circus.—Brian Jobe, Dallas, TX Red Baron Mfg.: Now available for the executive who regularly gets stuck in the rush hour jam. The antitraffic jam option. It goes with the traffic, through the traffic and over the traffic for those times when time is everything. For details contact your area rep @ 1-800-TOOCOOL or visit www.hot-is-notenough.com—Rod Rees, Boca Raton, FL You've obviously found the original prototype of the Cessna AgWagon cropduster, which appears to have been converted for service by Their Italian allies had the concept and the technical background, but Germany's first attempt to breach the Maginot Line was hopelessly stalled in a debate between the Luftwaffe and the Panzer division as to who would drive.—Steven M. Terry, Las Vegas, NV 427, Lucas injection, Hewland LG600, 5yr restoration completed, no corners cut, $245,000 offer. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 69 PORSCHE 911, factory built race car, call for details and race winning history, $97,500. Roy Sanders or Henry Watkins, 864-836-8797 Roy S. 828-274-3153 Henry W. NC 71 FIAT 124 SPIDER, SCCA, GT4, logbooks, the best of everything, PBS motor, 1438cc, 5-spd, fire system, Minilites, ready to race, $8,500. James, 562-427-5358. CA 74 CORVETTE, Greenwood, customer car, #008, the most orig of 3 Bob Riley designed, wide body crossram injected big block, ground-pounding monsters $75,000. 610-964-8085. PA 74 TRIUMPH, Spitfire 1500, new VRS all steel engine, Accusump, rhd, fully sorted race car in excellent race condition, $19,500. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 89 BMW 3251 CONV, 100K mi, exc cond, $10,300. James, 613-224-1405. CANADA ON 91 JAGUAR XJR-15, s/n 10, race history, 600 miles, as new, 1 of 50, $295,000. 334277-4260. AL LITERATURE LeMans 1950's Racing Photos: Collection of approximately 475. All 5X7. $7,500.00. Monaco 1973 Grand Prix program/I; $125.00. All post paid & insured, 413-477-6422. MA • Now, if Captain Hook or Snoopy would just show up, maybe we could get this thing off the ground. —Marni Lynn, Kewaskum, WI Heck lads, if we can just get it off the ground and sneak it into Russia, I'm sure it'll sell better than the Ural, for the next thirty years.—Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI And the winner of this month's sure-to-be collectible 1:18 scale model from USAppraisal is Jeff Hepner for his creative interpretation.—ED• Sports Car Market

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r!!( Legal Files )  The Innocent Spectator by Alexander Leventhal As a result, the conversation with the personal injury attorney did not go well. It ended with the attorney telling the driver that if he did not offer to pay all of his client's medical bills, plus his fees for his expended time, plus $3,000 for pain and suffering, that he would have no choice but to file an action against the driver in which he would be seeking "a lot more." The driver turned down this proposal since he had spent literally all of the money he had, and even some money that he did not have, on his race car. It was at this point that he called me. Within the confines of this column, it's not possible to discuss all the possible defenses that the Camaro driver would have in a lawsuit filed by the lawyer for the injured spectator. (Although a good place to start is that there does not appear to have been any negligence on the part of the driver.) Such strategies will differ based on the precise circumstances of each case. The important question is what does an enthusiast do to protect him or herself from lawsuits by spectators, workers, or other drivers September, 2000 everal weeks ago, my cell phone rang, and the caller related his tale in an unsteady tone. He explained that he had been driving his highly modified 1983 Camaro Z-28 race car at an autocross competition in southern New York. During one ofhis runs, a chunk from one of his racing tires broke off and was flung at high speed across the parking lot, striking a spectator in the left eye. The spectator, injured fairly seriously, was taken to the hospital via ambulance. Within a matter of days, the injured spectator had retained counsel, and her attorney contacted the Camaro' s driver. The attorney explained that the phone call was a "courtesy," and that if the driver would provide information about his insurance company, the attorney would leave him alone, and deal directly with his insurer. This is where the story gets interesting. The Camaro was specifically built as a race car, and was not even remotely street legal. As such, it was not registered for the street and not insured. Thus, the plaintiff's lawyer's idea that he would simply call the liability insurer for the vehicle and have his client compensated for her injuries was not to be. * Not giving up on the idea of being able to settle the matter quickly without suing the driver, the lawyer then inquired about the driver's homeowner's insurance in the hope that they might provide coverage for his client's injuries. No dice here either. The driver lives in a rented apartment, and does not carry any insurance that might help him in this situation. Ditto to the question of a personal umbrella policy. . .the driver didn't even know what this was, much less have a policy that might have provided coverage. who are injured by the enthusiast's non-street legal race car? One option is to talk to the company that insures your other collector cars or even your ordinary car. This is a good option, as such coverage can be tailored to provide not only liability for these types of events, but also coverage for fire, theft and the like. Further, obtaining this type of coverage is not farfetched: In researching this matter, I was surprised to find that one of the major collector car insurers has no racing exclusion to liability coverage for policies written in New York. Hence, they would have provided coverage to the driver in this case. If this is not possible, the next option is to obtain homeowner's, renter's, or personal liability insurance that would cover you in this type of situation. This is less desirable, however, since it will not provide the added benefit of covering the racing car itself from loss, as coverage by a collector vehicle insurer would. At the very least, be aware of the risks you take in any form of racing where someone could be injured. Make sure that the event organizer carries a liability policy. In the event of an accident, you may be found personally liable, or at least have to pay attorneys out of your own pocket to avoid such a finding. The good news is that it appears that in New York, and presumably in many other states, protecting yourself can be as simple as calling your collector car insurer and having them cover your race car as well—probably something you should be doing anyway. *Additionally it is entirely possible that even if the vehicle was insured, that the insurer would disclaim coverage in this circumstance under the "race speed" exclusion as discussed in this column, "On Track, No Coverage," (February 2000, page 57). However, in some states, liability coverage may not be disclaimed under this exclusion as a matter of public policy, and some insurers may apply the exclusion to damage to the insured auto only, as opposed to the entire policy including the liability coverage. Alex Leventhal is a car collector and attorney in New York. His comments here are general in nature, and are not a substitute for a consultation with an attorney• Carcoon Carcoon America 10804 Roark Road Houston, TX 77099 USA 800-854-6087 • 281-568-9573 281-568-9386 Fax Low running costs make Carcoon suitable for long or short term storage, and continous filtered airflow keeps your vehicle dry, even in damp environments. Protects against accidental scratches and dents, and reduces dust build-up. Show off your pride and joy, don t cover it - Carcoon it! 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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars Market Review Buyer's Guide AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph 1959 MGA 1600 Coupe Chassis number: GHDL/70480 Engine number: 166A-1367 he A was the car which put MG back on the map. It was pretty, it was contemporary, and it was fun. Top speed was 98 mph and 0 to 60 mph took 15.6 seconds, but raw performance figures are not the reason the MGA became the world's most popular sports car. The A was an MG in the classic mode; the engineers at Abingdon took standard production parts and combined them in a way that made them special. The A was also the last MG with a separate chassis so a car as thoroughly restored as this one has no nasty, hidden, surprises. This completely restored example was originally sold to America and then imported to Italy. It was rebuilt in 1996 and its condition is described as excellent. Finished in Old English White with black upholstery piped in white, it also has the desirable wire wheel option. This reliable classic is ready to be enjoyed and is lacking only an enthusiastic owner. This car soldfor $13,410 at the Brooks auction in Monaco on May 27, 2000. The price, which includes commission, is a little highfor a coupe, but consistent with its recent restoration and reported excellent condition. The MGA is one of those cars with the ability to bring forth fond memories of our past. It shared the proportions and curves of the XK 120 and Austin-Healey on a slightly smaller scale, but was considerably less expensive to buy and maintain. Over 100,000 of them were sold, making it the most popular model to date of any car produced by British Motor Corporation. In the mid- '60s, it seemed as if there was at least one in every high school parking lot in the country. The sleek lines attracted the girls and the true sporting nature of the car aroused envy in the boys. Since 80% of the MGAs produced were shipped to the United States, they're not too hard to find today. Many survivors have now undergone good quality restorations, so we don't see them on the street nearly as often as we once did, as owners fret about rock chips and parking lot dings scarring their $3,000 paint jobs. However, they are frequent participants in vintage car tours and a popular base for building vintage race cars. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  The concept for the MGA actually dates back to 1951 when Syd Enever, MG's chief designer,  1955-1962 (MGA); 1959-1961 (Mk 1 1600) 31,501 (Mk 1 1600 roadster and coupe) $2,695 later 72 bhp, nearly 60,000 MGA 1500s were produced in three years. A twin-cam version of the 1500 was added in 1958, but that engine proved to have serious problems, so production was limited. Nevertheless, with the Healey upgrading to a full three liters in 1959, BMC felt the MGA needed more oomph, so a 1588cc engine was substituted It added only nine horsepower, but significantly improved the torque curve. Disc brakes were also added on the front wheels, complementing the sweet handling afforded by the rack-and-pinion steering. This version proved almost as popular as its predecessor selling 31,500 through 1962. A variant ofthe 1500 and 1600 was produced using thefour-wheel disc brakes and racing wheels left overfivm twin-cam production and called a "Deluxe." In addition, towards the end of production, the engine of the 1600 was bored out to 1622cc, with this model calledtheMarkli Throughout production, a coupe version was produced alongside the roadster, though in much smaller numbers. $10,000-11,500 $300 $25 Plate on top of footwell in engine compartment Plate on raised shelf near top of engine block North American MGA Register, P.O. Box 11746, Albuquerque, NM 87192; 505/293-9085 Web site www.mgcars.org.uldnamgar Alternatives .... Austin-Healey Sprite, Sunbeam Alpine, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Normale built two special-bodied MG TDs for Le Mans. While these cars didn't fare well in the race, prototype production cars were built the following year with the driver and passenger now seated between the frame rails. In all but a few details, these prototypes were MGAs. Nevertheless, the executives ofBMC decided to put all their support behind the new Healey 100, and MG was forced to soldier on with the TF into 1955. Finally, in late 1955, the new MGA was introduced, again with prototypes racing at Le Mans, and it went into full production in 1956. Using the 1489cc engine designed for the MG Magnette sedan, with 68 and 60  Of the four models of MGAs built, the 1600 is probably the best value for the money. Not nearly as rare as the faster but finicky twin-cam or the better-equipped Deluxe, the 1600 is more competent at highway speeds than the 1500. I don't find the coupe quite as attractive as the roadster—its high, short top seems a little out of proportion—but the coupe's interior was finished to a higher standard It has roll-up windows and additional sound-deadening material in the top, under the carpets, and on the firewall, so it isn't an ordeal to drive on long-distance touring. The coupe cost more than the roadster when new; however, as with nearly every other enthusiast sports car, today the coupe is not as desirable for enthusiasts as the convertible, so it generally sells at a discount to the open car MGA coupes restored to the condition of the car pictured here will generally sell in the $12,000-15,000 range, about $5,000 less than an open car, and they will often take longer to sell as well.—Gary Anderson, Editor and Publisher, British Car Magazine (Photo and data courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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CA D 4:  4:  4: 4: gi: BY GARY ANDERSON What Color Was I Born? ear Cat Trax: Can you tell me whether a 1957 Jaguar XK 120 roadster would have carried a number indicating its color? Does the body number contain this information? If there is a color code somewhere on the car, what would it be for British Racing Green?—Lany Digney, via e-mail, Dear Larry: In simpler days of the '50s and '60s, when Jaguar XKs were built, the basic vehicle number only indicated the number of the car's chassis in the production sequence. With the addition of a few letters and numbers to indicate the body style, this became the car number. The car's paint and interior color were recorded on a factory build card which was filed by the car number. Fortunately, Jaguar has kept all these old production records, so you can find out the original color of your car from Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust. Owners in North America can contact the J-DHT archives by calling 201/818-8144 in New Jersey to obtain an information request form. (Overseas owners should contact Julia Simpson at Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Archives in England, fax 44-120-340-5581.) The form will show you where to look for your vehicle numbers. Using this information, they will provide you with as much production information as they have on the car. You may also be able to find clues to the original color on the car. Unless it's been completely stripped and repainted, you should be able to find vestiges of the original color under the inner door trim panels, under the carpeting, or under the dash pad. If you favor painting the car the deep rich green that is associated with British racing teams, be forewarned. There is no single color that can definitively be called British Racing Green. International racing regulations up to the sixties simply requested that British teams paint their cars "green." Aston used a light yellowish green, MGs were slightly darker, and Donald Healey painted his cars all shades of green, including chartreuse. The Jaguar colors are usually the shade everyone remembers as "BRG." If you can't find a sample patch on your car that your paint shop can match, you might have them spray a sample of the shade Jaguar currently calls "British Racing Green" and see if you like it. Dear Cat Trax: I'm having an overheating problem with my Jaguar Mark II. The cars pretty original and runs well, except for this heat problem. Myfriends with other models say this is common to all Jaguars. Is there something I can do to fix it?—Bradley Smith, St. Louis, MO PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES • SPECIALIZING IN DOOR-TO-DOOR PERSONALIZED SERVICE • STATE- OF- THE- ART, FULLY- ENCLOSED 6-CAR TRANSPORTER • EAST COAST, SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST & "SNOWBIRDS" • ALL MAJOR NATIONAL COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE EVENTS CALL: 1-888-PRECIOUS! MASTEN VAN LINES, INC., 70 MONROE AVE., CRESSKILL, NJ 07626 WEB: WWW.GO-PRECIOUSMETALS.COM E-MAIL: PRECMETALS@AOLCOM FAX: 201-894-0188 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SHOW-WINNING CLIENTELE! September, 2000  John at John's Jaguars in Dallas (www.johnsjaguars.com ) suggests some fundamental fixes. If you haven't flushed the radiator recently, do that first. Refill with 60 percent water and 40 percent antifreeze. In the summer time, the antifreeze is only needed for anti-corrosion protection. Many owners just use distilled water with a bottle of Water Wetter, which contains anti-corrosion additives and is formulated to raise the temperature at which the water boils. Dear Bradley: Overheating isn't surprising on cars that were designed to operate in a climate where 85 degrees was considered a Saharan heat wave. However, your problems might be due to poor previous maintenance, not design. In addition, have a good shop check your water pump, thermostat, and engine timing. If the thermostat isn't opening, then the radiator is doing nothing. A badly timed engine also runs hot. If the problem persists, then have a good radiator shop pull and service your radiator. They may be able to clean out deposits that are reducing its efficiency, and tell you if it needs to be replaced. A multi-blade flexible-blade fan might also help, but these can also be noisy and dangerous. If you are having the engine rebuilt, be sure the water passages in the block and head are cleaned out thoroughly. A thirty-five-year-old engine can be very clogged up by mineral deposits. You might consider adding an electric fan, but John didn't encourage this solution. A fan does increase air flow in stop-and-go traffic, but can actually reduce cooling efficiency at highway speeds, since it obstructs the radiator. If you do install an electric fan, you should convert to a modern alternator. John pointed out that "any extra electrical accessories would make Mr. Lucas work overtime, and he rarely even puts in a full day's work." An aluminum radiator, as used on racing Jaguars, is a more radical solution. It certainly can help—the modern design and heat transfer properties are superior to the original radiator—but it will be expensive and detracts from the original appearance of the engine compartment. It's most likely that by the time you've had your radiator serviced and the engine tuned up, you will have taken care of the problem for all but a few days a year. And for those days, I suggest pulling over under a shady tree, and having a nice picnic lunch from your classic wicker basket while you wait for the car to cool off. Please send your Jaguar questions to editorgary@aoLcom; fax 650/ 949-9685. • loseph ,C. rroise AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL SERVICES For The Northern California Area Postwar European cars a specialty, also book collections. 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The English Car Sho ing Centre ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$15permonth.Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 54 DB2/4 MK I DROPHEAD, superb Concours quality ground-up restoration, rhd, red w/red leather piped in blk, tan top, $85,000. Hyman Ltd., 314-5246000. MO 65 DB5 COUPE, #1989, outstanding restoration, 70% complete, no rust/accidents, bare metal respray, sage green, rebuilt engine and ZF 5-spd, stainless brakes, concours chassis detail, Aston DB5s are a blue chip investment, $85,000 OBO. Dave, 503636-7503. OR 67 DB6, champagne, blk leather int, 5-spd manual trans, rhd, recent restoration completed in '98, excellent condition and beautiful, original, documented, $35,000. Eric, 450-446-2770. CANADA QC AUSTIN HEALEY - 56 100M, red/blk leather, profess restoration, no rust/accidents, 72 spoke wire wheels, stainless exhaust, tonneau cover, runs and looks beautiful $42,000. 954752-4112. FL 59 100-6 BN4, 2-seater, British racing green, frame-off total restoration done by award winning specialist, $23,500. Jim Haines, 330-864-8141. OH 60 3000 BT7, always a CA car, 100% rust-free, rebuilt engine, trans, oversized radiator, older restoration in outstanding condition, overdrive, wires, weather equipment, new upholstery & carpet, $18,900. Brian Peters, lotus@ inetworld.net, 619-238-1977. CA 60 3000 BT7, burgundy, ww, o/d, orig 100% rust-free CA car, rebuilt engine and trans, quality repaint in '86, exc cond, $17,900. Brian Peters, 619-466-4283 eves. 619-238-1977 days. CA 60 BUG EYE, 1 of the best original cars in country, leaf green, AACA First, AustinHealey Concours Gold, 99 point, 43K mi, unrestored, highly detailed, call for details $23,500 OBO. 717-652-8499 eves. PA 61 3000 MK I, orig owner, Healey Blue, CWW, extra special, $25,000. Northshore, 847-247-0447. IL 62 3000 MK II, tri-carb, beautiful FL green w/white coves, factory hardtop and soft top, blk interior $21,750. Hyman Ltd, 314524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 63 3000, red/blk interior, factory hardtop, exc cond, $24,500. 401-397-4344. RI 643000, very good cond, some spare parts, $20,000 OBO. 717-394-1395. 717-9402172 .PA 65 3000 MK III BJ8, red w/blk coves, orig blk interior, a drive-n-show car, exc cond, $28,500. British Connection, 630-5539023. FAX 815-786-3372 IL 673000 MK III PHASE II, s/n avail, 90K+ mi, red/blk, 72-spoke chrome, 48-spoke painted wheels, roll bar, tonneau, exc restored cond, $27,500. Frank, 802-5452042. VT BENTLEY 23 short chassis speed model, 3-litre, Abox, four place Carlton body, recent paint and upholstery, $129,000 obo,4-1/4 dhctrade?. Don Meyer, 908-236-2376. NJ 31 SPEED SIX Vanden Plas fabric bodied tourer, exc car, matching #s, older restoration, $375,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 52 rhd, new white paint, nice interior, needs minor cosmetic finish, $11,500 OBO. 941-627-5755. FL 59S2 CONTINENTAL PARK, Ward dhc, (BC15LAR), silver blue/blue, recta, rebuilt motor, $86,000 trade up/will deliv. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL JAGUAR 49 XK 120, alloy roadster, gunmetal w/drk blue interior, a restored car in good order, $75,000. Terry Larson, 480-984-8501. AZ 53 XI( 120E ROADSTER, white, 81K mi, yin avail, maroon leather, correct #s, professionally maintained, new stainless side curtains, spats, $36,000 nego. 863-6441332. FL 55 XK 140 M, complete frame-off restoration white w/maroon leather, all new chrome, may take project trade, Pix at www.GFSI.com Dan Fitzgerald, 315-7894575. NY 56 XK 140 DHC, very solid together car, needs restoration, $14,000. 732-938-5326 days. NJ MCLAREN RACE CAR 57 XK 140MC ROADSTER, brg/tan interior, most everything is new including chrome ww, restored to run as well as it looks, fully documented restoration, $60,000. Estate sale, 978-464-7780. MA 58 XK 150 COUPE, matching #s, wires, overdrive, new interior, chrome, excellent condition $20,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 60 XK 150S ROADSTER, a beautiful car, finished in British racing green w/tan interior, a documented S roadster w/matching #s, chrome ww, very nice, $65,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 62 XKE, red w/tan interior, mint, real head turner, $49,500. 516-431-3644. NY 63 E-TYPE COUPE, 3.8L, matching #s, opalescent blue/blue interior, rust on 2 fls, great solid driver, noisy valve, needs head gasket, $11,900. 415-458-8744. CA 1972 McLaren M-20 Can-Am The last of the great McLaren Can-Am cars. Aluminum monocoque, fiberglass body. McLaren Orange. 510 CID fuelinjected aluminum Chevrolet. Approx. 750 HP. A very nice, fully restored, race-winning car with lots of spare parts and a complete spare body and rear wing. Restored and maintained by Mike Giddins since 1972. One of only two M-20 cars that claim their original tubs intact. Simply needs race preparation and inspection before vintage racing. Finished 1st at Watkins Glen Can-Am events with Denny Hulme, finishing second in Championship. A unique racecar in superb condition. Asking $550,000, serious inquiries should call Trina at (206) 689-2417 or email: dominicd@ seattle.orcabay.com . 62  66 E-TYPE ROADSTER, Series I, matching #s, blk w/red interior, blk mohair top, purchased from orig owner, scored 97.56 at JCNA Concourse before comprehensive restoration completed, impeccable, $60,000 obo. Don, 905-878-7147. CANADA ON 67 XKE CONVERTIBLE, very solid original car, not a single puttied up "?", drive it home, $28,000. 732-938-5326 days. NY 70 XKE CONVERTIBLE, yellow/blk, restoration just fmished, $45,000. Classic Auto, 402-496-0123. NE 74 XJ12L, beautiful metallic grey w/blk leather interior, 40K original miles, rebuilt engine, 2 new gas pumps, new tires, original 8-track w/Cheech & Chong tape, runs well, needs small things, $4,500 bo. 617901-7707. MA LOTUS 56 XI SERIES I, historical race car, race ready, restored, excellent throughout, $75,000 offer. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 65 ELAN S2, vintage race prepared, log book, also street legal road equipment, documented race history from 1965, ready for road or track $17,900. 561-595-3000. FL 66 ELAN S2 ROADSTER, twin Webers, Panasports, tonneau, CV joints, Spax adjustable shocks plus spares, $20,000 obo. 949-723-5546. CA 67 CORTINA MK I, excellent restored to original condition, $13,900. 561-5953000. FL 69 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, body-off restoration, needing only paint to finish, $10,500. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA MORGAN 52 3-wheeler, F-super $22,500 Offer. 206725-2343. WA 54+4 DROPHEAD, nice restored car, ready to tour, $27,500. Edward Fallon, BarrettJackson, 480-421-6694. AZ 57 MODEL 4/4, older restoration, runs well, 105 engine, body straight, needs brake work, $12,000 offer. Gary, 410-7882291. MD 60 +4, grey and burgundy w/burgundy leather, ww, very good condition $19,000. 636-239-6781. MO 62 4/4 2-SEAT ROADSTER, rust-free body and chassis, new red paint, louvered bonnet, new blk leather seats, grille, top and side curtains, rebuilt 1500 GT Ford engine, Weber, call for more information, lots new, $22,500. New England Classic Car Co, 203-377-6746. CT 63 +4 4-SEATER, blk, wires, super clean, $23,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL 65 DROP HEAD COUPE, dove grey, blk wings, wires, good original condition, $18,000. 360-652-4704. WA 67 +4, 19K mi, excellent, burgundy w/blk leather, TR4-A, Moss, Mich X, $26,500. Bill, 330-923-4521. OH 71 1600 COMPETITION, alloy body, exc chassis, burgundy lacquer, fresh mod 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster. Original, low mileage, silver with gray and blue interior. No rust, perfect mechanical, fast, and fun. $55,000 obo. (425) 822-1347. (WA) (Sept.) 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC. Complete professional restoration to highest standard. Imperial maroon with gray and walnut interior. Perfect car "as original." $40,000 obo. (425) 8221347 (WA) (Sept.) Sports Car Market

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1600cc Ford, Webers, ww, beautiful leather and wood dash, heater, weather equipment, fast, good handling $28,000. New England Classic Car Co, 203-377-6746. CT 72+8, rhd, rust-free, drives fabulously, CA car last 20 ys, white/blk, $20,000 offers. Martin Button, 707-421-8455. CA M.G. 32 MG J2, excellent orig cond, blk w/drk blue interior, interest history, $32,000. Paul Lane, 203-243-1984. CT 37 MG VA TOURER, Chassis, finished, engine free, looks good, trans like new, needs rear body, wheels, tires new, radiator redone, excellent dash and instruments, $5,900. 505-466-4854. NM 50 MD TD, rhd, blk/red interior, very orig car, no rust, needs restoration, looks nice, $6,250. 503-433-0770. CA 54 MG TF, 1 owner, 39K orig mi, never restored, excellent condition, no rust, runs and drives perfectly, original manuals, tools, plus extra Whitworth wrenches $15,000. 804-384-8699. VA 57 MGA ROADSTER, 2-dr convertible, engine 4-cyl, 1600, cream ext/red int, $15,000. 450-432-5555. CANADA QC 60 MGA ROADSTER, frame-off restoration, light blue, tan leather, chrome www, very nice $13,500. Steve's British Connection, 630-553-9023. IL 63 MGB ROADSTER, snowberry white w/new red British top, ww, 5 main bearing engine, restoration 99% complete, $9,500. Robert, 908-685-9070. Ni 64 MGB, overdrive, 6200 mi. since nut and bolt restoration, black, red leather, several First Place awards $18,975. Chuck, 949-673-4388. CA 66 MGB ROADSTER, British Green, wires, 27K orig miles, 2 owners, mint condition, $18,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 69 MGC ROADSTER, nice car, excellent mechanically, amateur restoration, rare factory 6-cyl, $8,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA ROLLS ROYCE - 24 SILVER GHOST, (64EU), Smith & Waddington 7-pass tourer, orig body, Derby long wb chassis, 4-spd, front wheel brakes, complete and runs nice, re-installing rebuilt generator, magneto and intake manifold, $95,000. 716-549-4157. NY 38 PHANTOM III, drk blue, Park Ward coachwork, touring limousine, rhd, approx 99.6K mi, profess frame-off restoration, $50,000 serious calls only. Eunice Barton, 727-345-2227. FL 53 SILVER DAWN, lhd, drk sable/sand, red interior, auto, very nice, $46,500 trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 59 SILVER CLOUD I, lhd, blk beauty, ready for show, drive anywhere, beautiful paint, blue leather, nice wood and carpet, pa and a/c, The Ellerman Collection, 804784-0011. FAX 804-784-0133 CA 61 SILVER CLOUD II CONV, (Hi Mulliner design 7504), lhd, US delivery, factory air, ps, pb, pw, 83K+ mi, well preserved, $159,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900. FL 64 SILVER CLOUD HI, complete car, sitting outdoors for 4 yrs, not running, rebuilt trans before parked, rhd, $5,500. Gullwing, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 65 SILVER CLOUD III, Mulliner Park Ward drophead coupe, lhd, $70,000. David Clark, 619-234-5995 days or. 858-58 11902.CA 72 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, blk w/ tan leather int, new top, nice condition, $29,500. 305-205-6165. FL 77 SILVER SHADOW II, lhd, new gray exterior, new burgundy interior, $22,000. 305-205-6165. FL TRIUMPH 39 DOLOMITE, Royal saloon, extremely rare, aluminum body, 64K mi, pix and video avail, $15,000 offer. John, 248-799-5406. fl 48 ROADSTER, grey w/blk leather interior, runs great, spares included, rust-free, $14,400. 228-832-7710. MS 52 MAYFLOWER SALON, rhd, excellent low miles, mechanically sound car, zero rust, complete, shop manual and orig tools, $8,500. 973-857-4578. Ni 59 TR3A, rust-free, restored, drive anywhere, $8,500. 248-828-8243. MI 62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, orig 90K miles, second owner, $17,000. 816836-4500. 816-229-6500.M0 " 11.! ( Here are some thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. Auction Reports should be 100% complete-not selective. Descriptions are not necessary; unsold cars that are obviously bid up should be cited.-James Brucker, Santa Paula, CA. The number of cars are limited by page space, however, all the cars can be found at our web registry, eCarCentral.com.-ED. Stay away from anything we can't call a sports car. The only publication I read cover to cover. I enjoy the whole magazine.Stephen Wiley, Makawao, HI Profile restoration shops for each marque, i.e., Terry Larson: Jaguar.-Christian Roe, Scottsdale, AZ. That why we started "The Wrenching Truth."-ED. Need more English: MGA, MGB, Austin-Healey.----Scott Porter, Salinas, CA More Shelby, Shelby Cobra articles, Bugatti prices. More bike articles, prices. Price Guide should include Cobra SC, competition FIA, etc. prices. Very hard to find these prices in Oz.-David Rodd, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia Magazine is great, improve service of delivery to Europe. -Jurgen Roll, Bad Arolsen, Germany September, 2000 When Vipers win their class at Le Mans, beating Porsche, it's ridiculous to say there are no American sports cars.-Thomas A. Oleson, Gig Harbor, WA Better? Twice a month! -James Mammina, Lacey, WA More info on vintage racing events. It may be interesting to follow the sale and resale of a particular car (for your speculating subscribers, I am not). Would you have believed an MGA would be selling for $17K in 2000? A very slow bucket of bolts, I have owned two, sold the last one after the doors were blown off by a twocycle Honda. Great mag, I have enjoyed my subscription.-Wayne Floyd, Snowmass Village, CO Please continue to provide the balance you've achieved. Many keep telling you to emphasize one marque over another, but there are plenty of other specialty mags for them.-Eric Wells, Folsom, CA Better? I read it cover to cover Articles: Profiles of auction companies; profiles of significant collectors and collections; interesting events, i.e., the recent CRA Around the World Rally (some interesting stories regarding participants, too). Love the magazine! -Michael Bell, Los Angeles, CA I think this is a good and useful publication. In particular, I like the down-to-earth comments about particular cars.-Mr. N.S.T. Murdoch, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Need less Italian, otherwise nice balance.-Classic Car Appraiser, Burlingame, CA WITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments More auction results.-Evan Collins, Santa Barbara, CA Ya can't [make it any better].Stewart Cleave, Salem, OR Monthly Price Guides.-Mike Fisher, Aventura, FL. Prices just don't change fast enough to warrant taking eight pages away from auction coverage each month and devoting them to prices.-ED. Great magazine! I enjoy the Ferrari news the most.-Mike McNamee, The Woodlands, 7X Need to get more car makes and models in the Price Guide.-George Wagman, Seven Valleys, PA Great job.-Philip Blake, Santa Barbara, CA upon arrival now!-Leonard McCue, Bradenton, FL I really enjoy the "Legal Files;" it is one of the most informative features. More Maserati stuff, it's a great marque.-Marco Cerqueria, Kearny, NJ a less glossy finish, it's much too hard to read in the bathroom now. -Jack Rubin, Wilmette, IL More Volkswagens!-Jack Belcher, Huntington Beach, CA More auction reviews.-Franz Josef Huber, St. Ingbert, Germany Narrow your focus somewhat. You're starting to take a short-run approach to anything that has a motor. -Steve Dole, Vancouver, WA. The cars we cover each month are partly determined by the auctions that have occurred. When covering Silver or Mecum, we're likely to have more American cars, if it is Brooks Europe, well, you get the picture. However, we try to avoid boring cars no matter where they cross the block.-ED. Good job! How about more value/trend predictions?-Eric Solheim, Charlotte, NC Love all that you do. Keep up the great work. Loved the article about painting a Ferrari versus a Mercedes!-Gary Brown, Ellicott City, MD European cars that are collectible from the 1950s to 1980s, i.e., value collectible cars are worth. -Lloyd Ruby, La Jolla, CA SCM is the only magazine I read cover to cover. It's grrrreat! Also, your covers are wonderful.-Jim Feldman, Portland, OR Go back to cheaper paper or find The color pages are wonderful. A column about living with a classic/vintage/exotic car would be great. More appraisals!-Rich Lasner, Mill Valley, CA Sheehan, stop slammiong 250 GTEs. More coverage of concours around the country. Live web casts of events, vintage tech on Italian.-Michael Dearborn, MI Zakarian, And thanks to all of you for your renewals and your thoughtful remarks.-Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer• 63 62 TR4, red/blk leather, excellent condition, no rust, cloth top, overdrive, needs nothing, $8,900. 561-595-3000. FL 67 TR4A IRS ROADSTER, 4-spd, yellow, blk top and leather interior, Jaeger gauges, Pirelli P6 radials, alloys, racing cam, front disc brakes, complete mint restoration, $12,900. Car Exchange, 847-6801650. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 68 TR250 CONV, red w/blk interior, wire wheels, good engine, some rust in body and frame, $2,500. 636-239-6781. MO 71 TR6, amateur restoration, over $12K in receipts, overdrive, leather, rebuilt motor, Monza exhaust, runs very strong $8,500. 408-947-7766. CA 72 TR6, brg/tan, professionally restored, car is in SC, private sale, $12,900. 860-4569954. CT TVR 66 Griffith 400, #4006039, 39,060 miles, rebuilt engine, new clutch, exhaust, tires, rewired, chrome ww, $29,500. 920-4696198. WI LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all English Cars & Bikes: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.book4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888380-9277 toll free. MI PARTS Aston DB4 engine, other odds and ends DB2 thru DB6, Jerry, 330-759-5224 days. OH •

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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe Chassis number: 216900 Engine number: P*712058 „T , 1965. The steel chassis frame was basically unaltered from the B and the body was the T6 design with twin air intakes on the enlarged rear lid, an enlarged windscreen and rear window and a bigger front bonnet. he Porsche 356C was announced in the summer of 1963 and was the final version of its type before the all-new six-cylinder 911s were introduced in The interior was also virtually unchanged and in fact quite Spartan when compared to other sports cars of the day. Just two engine options were available, either the 75 bhp 1600C or 95 bhp SC, the former fitted with twin Zenith carburetors rather than Solex. The biggest difference was in the braking as the C now had four-wheel discs (the handbrake lever operated a drum at the rear), which made a significant difference to the stopping power. In all, some 16,668 356Cs were built and they were praised for their quality of finish, panel fit, engineering integrity and roadholding capabilities. This car is a very early 1964 1600C coupe that has had just three owners from new. The car has light ivory paintwork and straight, unmarked panelwork. The interior has black leather seats with dark gray carpeting, a correct steering wheel with full circular horn ring, and a Porsche radio blanking plate. Lap belts are also fitted. The indicated mileage is only 33,570 and indicative of the car's original condition. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  This less-than-immaculate 356C sold for the eye-opening price of $30,550 at the Christie 's Petersen Museum auction on June 17, 2000 in Los Angeles. Does this big price translate to a new level for C coupes, or is the outcome here simply the result of the seller being in the right place at the right time? C coupes in the common colors of white or  red, sans sunroof or the more powerful SC motor, are plentiful. However, the low mileage is unusual, as most 356 owners found it difficult not to drive their cars. I rate the condition of a 356 or early 911 by looking at four areas: body, chassis, interior and mechanicals. The exterior of this car had 64  Engine #  Club  Web site  splendid gaps on all the movable panels. This is a big plus as it can be quite expensive to bring uneven gaps back into line. However, the paint was nothing special. It had been repainted somewhere in its life, and the hood was a slightly different shade of white than the rest of the car. Although Porsche calls this color light ivory, as painted on this car I would call it refrigerator white, which is a very bright, clear white with no hint of gray or beige. On horizontal bulkhead under front lid, forward of fuel tank On rear-most engine case below generator and above crankshaft pulley Alternatives to consider  356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092 www.356registry.org Alfa Romeo Sprint; Mercedes 220 SE coupe; MGB-GT; Ford Mustang coupe The chassis was the car 's strong point, being original, tight, and straight with no rust or patches. The interior was completely original, which is highly prized. Nothing we have today duplicates the look and feel of the original wool carpets or the sturdiness ofthe original seating materials. In talking with someone familiar with the car after the sale, I learned that the mechanicals suffered from not being used. While probably not serious, the car needs its brakes redone and new seals installed in the engine and transmission at a total cost of several thousands of dollars. 1964-65 13,507 $4,295 $17,500-22,500 $300 $10 While this car made a terrific amount ofmoney for the seller, I do not think this sale signals a major shift in the market for 356 coupes. Exceptional low-mileage cars do tend to bring strong money, but we have seen enough similar cars sell to realize that for this car on this day, the auction house was able to generate an exceptionally high bid. At least this isn't a five or ten thousand original-miles car, where every mile driven would bring a huge loss of value. With 34K miles, the owner can put three or four thousand miles a year on it for the foreseeable future and not diminish its value significantly.—Jim Schrager (Photo and data courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market

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by Jim' Schrager writings you seem to have the same somewhat jaded perspective. D I work with these cars for love, not money. I am a neurosurgeon and bringing these old cars back on the road gives me the same thrill that helping my patients does. How do I balance my joy of restoring an old 911 against your steely-eyed value judgments? I have a 1957 356A non-sunroofcoupe that needs restoration, a 1980 911SC Turbo-look coupe, a 1971 911E with a rusty chassis and a 1968 911L coupe, white/black, that runs, but barely. The turn signals and tail light lenses on the '68 are cracked, the engine leaks and smokes, the interior is both not original and very tired, the body is lumpy and there is rust underneath. I feel I bought the 911L for a song at $4,000, and am anxious to restore this car to its previous glory. How should I proceed?—Dr. W.H., South Bend, IN, via phone You should begin by selling the car. I recommend eBay. I would list the 911L at no reserve and start the bidding at $1. Your 911L will reach about $1,500 or so and you will have just saved yourself at least $10,000 and countless hours of wasted time. Now that we've solved your immediate dilemma, let's talk about the heart versus the head. Fooling around with old Porsches is not my day job. I do it strictly for the love of these old cars, and in many cases, I do things which make virtually no sense other than when understood as acts of passion. However, your passion does not have to be spent in a destructive fury. It can be constructive, but you have to educate yourself, be disciplined and employ judgment. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of completing a restoration. To maximize those good feelings when restoring a Porsche, here are a few rules to follow. First, only one restoration at a time. No sense doing this '68 911L, The Used 911 Stay The buyer's guide that future Porsche 911 owners should never be without. All air-cooled models are discussed with pros/cons mentioned regarding each model. Author Peter Zimmermann taps into 30+ years of experience to bring you this little book, now in its 6th edition. Sports Car Markefs Jim Schrager wrote: "This is the most useful, accurate and important single book published on buying a used 911. It is absolutely a must if you really want to know about these cars." Please mail $29.95 (check or money order made to Peter Zimmermann) to PO. Box 651, Newbury Park, CA 91320 for the cheapest Porsche insurance you'll ever buy! Credit card orders may be placed with www.BarnesandNoble.com September, 2000  PALM  FIBRE COCO WETS " The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Call: 800 461-3533 Driver Rubber Heel Pad Y(pdated & rnroved Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging For Love, Not Money ear Mr. Schrager: I have recently gotten involved with Porsches, having been a long-time VW collector. Your columns help me think about how to invest wisely in these wonderful cars. lam generally a very realistic, some might say cynical, person and in your the '57 356A and the other '71 911 all at once. Focus your efforts on a single car. You'll find it is hard enough to complete just one, much less three or four. Second, only restore a special car. If an early 911, it should be an unusual model or color, or have some special options. If a 356, it should not be a straight coupe. It should also be a car that you will be happy owning for a long period, because the completed car has to remain in your collection to produce a satisfactory return on your emotional and financial investment. The third rule is that before you spend a dime, write a thorough budget with carefully researched costs. Compare the projected costs with the value of the finished car. Only with this splash of cold water in your face should you seriously consider starting a restoration. The reality is that your '68 911L will never be a highly desirable Porsche. It isn't an open car, doesn't have any unusual options, isn't a rare color, and due to the impact of emission controls, is a year both Porsche and most enthusiasts would rather forget. In addition, yours is a rusty relic that will never be equal to a clean, original car. Here's some simple math: Chassis rust repairs  $2,000 Body work to remove lumps  Refinish alloys, new tires Rebuild brakes (complete) New interior, original materials Good used taillights, turn signals Miscellaneous stuff! forgot Original cost of car $15,000. I'm not trying to be cynical in telling you not to restore this car. Instead, I'm asking you to exercise a bit of judgment and discipline to avoid years of wasted effort culminating in a financial apocalypse. You'll feel much better about your automotive hobby if your Porsches are chosen in light of realistic costs and probable future value as well as pure love. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure this out, does it?• Rebuild engine/carbs/trans $6,000 Non-concours street paint job $2,000 $3,000 (not primo, but good running standard) $1,000 $1,000 $3,000 $1,000 $2,000 $4,000 Total invested $25,000 When completed, your car would work very hard to be worth even Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com 65

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Sport wagen zu Verkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $ 1 5 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! BMW 57 503 SEDAN, 2 motors, needs restoration, solid, complete, rare find, $5,750. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 57 ISETTA, full restoration to high standards, red w/white interior, $15,800. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-5240340 MO 58 507 ROADSTER, Rudge wheels, excellent $228,500. 954-522-9900. FL 60 CHADWICK 700 MINI, Transporter, Saxomatic trans, very rare and collectable, 300 orig mi, in museum for last 30 yrs, $16,500 OBO. 610-626-4220. 610-9091420 cell. PA 62 503 SEDAN, blue/white, 50K km, V8, very good orig car, $19,900. Vintage, 941355-6500. FL 70 2800CS, auto, 72K CA mi, new Alpine white finish, show car, $11,500 obo. Bill, 310-793-8989. CA 71 3.0 CS COUPE, diamond blue, stick shift, wood, blk leather, $9,800 obo. 310793-8989. CA MERCEDESBENZ 27630K SWB, sport tourer, 1 of 3 known, extremely correct, runs great, $495,000. Barrett-Jackson, 480-421-6694. AZ 33 G3A STAFF CAR, given to General Lindeman for use on the Russian front, dis- covered in Denmark, total restoration, only 1 exists $14,000,000. Barrett-Jackson, 480421-6694. AZ 51 220B CONVERTIBLE, project car, restoration 50% done, $20,000. 8 17-3362705. FAX 817-336-1312 TX 52 300 4-DR CONVERTIBLE, nice clean car, owned by same man 40 yrs, $39,000 obo/may trade. 573-265-8265. 573-2653600.M0 53300S CABRIOLET, correct #s, groundup restoration, first time offered, #108 of 203, $195,000. 940-383-3032. TX 55 190SL CONVERTIBLE, very early car, numbered 59th built, silver w/red leather, exc cond, 2-tops $23,500. Gullwing Motor, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 55 300SL GULLWING, red/tan leather, body-off frame restoration, 4-spd, belly pans, jack & spare, standard hubcaps $325,000 obo. Berlinger Motorcars, 954923-7271. FL 56 190SL, exc exterior/interior, both tops, orig Blaupunkt radio, clock, rust-free, silver w/tan interior, $25,000 obo. 978-3698206 eves. MA 56 300SC CABRIOLET, maroon w/tan leather, brown padded German canvas top, fully restored, low mileage car, 616-3888200. MI 57 220 S CONVERTIBLE, blk/silver, red leather interior, restored, needs nothing, $39,000. 201-567-7326. NJ 58 190 SL CONVERTIBLE, almond w/tan interior, hard and soft top, beautiful condition, car has been well maintained and runs great, paint and body in excellent condition, $28,500. Pat, 603-886-8527. NH PORSCHE 55 356 SPEEDSTER, Monterey sport car, $74,000. 630-231-3400. IL 56 356 4-CAM CARRERA, Speedster, blk w/red interior, Rudge knock-offs, solid floor pans, no rust, older restoration, recent engine rebuild, 550 spyder cams, spectacular, $145,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 56 SPEEDSTER, red/tan, recent restoration including new paint, interior, top and rebuilt engine and suspension, runs and drives as new, $69,500. Motor Classic & Competition Corp, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 57 SPEEDSTER REPLICA, 2180 VW engine, like new, $15,000. Classic Showcase, 760-747-9947. FAX 760-747-4021 CA 58 SPEEDSTER, rust-free, strong SC engine, complete, $36,000. 262-691-1895. WI 59 356 SUPER CONV D, red/bLk top, tan Mt, matching #s, excellent driver, no rust, $28,000. Brubaker RS, 610-434-2656. PA 61 356B T-5 CABRIOLET, red/tan, a 19yr restoration project which is near completion, $25,500. PAR Specialists, 914-637- 8800. NY 61 356B ROADSTER, rust-free, new paint, correct interior and top, 60K orig mi, 500 mi on rebuilt engine, always garaged/ pampered, red w/tan int, 1 of 1,500 produced, $32,000. Classic Car Co., 203-3776746. CT 72 with tube chassis, 993 body work, 3.6 engine, slide injection, lots of history from Daytona, spare parts, new tires, log books, 913-384-1767. KS 73 911 T with `S' tall butterfly injection, runs great, missing front fender and interior needs restoration, $3,800. 913-3841767. KS 73 911 RS CARRERA, Grand Prix white/ blk, red graphics, touring version, factory restoration, proper RS in outstanding restored/show condition, $67,500. Ray Joseph, Dlr, 713-465-4606. TX 74 911 CARRERA SPORT-O-, matic, extremely rare, of 528 Carreras mfg, only 8 Sportos, 94K mi, all options including leather Recaros, pw, sunroof, polished wheels 7" & 8", a/c, red/tan, very clean, rust free, $18,900. 914-419-6088. NY LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, VW, NSU, & others: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners Manuals, History Books; see www.book4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888380-9277 toll free. MI • 1972 Porsche 917-10 Exclusively 280SL's Low mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. FINANCING • LEASING • TRANSPORTATION TONY LaBELLA CLASSIC CARS 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 www.tonylabella.corn 66  Championship-winning Spyder Can Am Car. Aluminum tube chassis, fiberglass body. White/red/ black, 4998cc aluminum/magnesium flat 12 cylinder, twin turbo charged. 920 HP. Vasek Polak Racing. Have spare normally aspirated 5.4 liter engine available along with a set of body molds. Winner of 1972 Can-Am Championship, and three races in '72. One of only three 917-10 race cars ever built by the factory for racing. A special car for a special driver. Serious inquiries should fax Dominic at (206) 689-2433 or email: dominicd@seattle.orcabay.com. Sports Car Market

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1111.1111( The Twenty Year PICTURE Entry-Level Exotics 1962-66 Maserati Sebring Coupe, 1960-63 Ferrari 250 GTE and 1967-68 Lamborghini 400 GT $200,000 $180,000 $160,000 $140,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 logS111111111111111111111111 "1,111111111111111 r---111111111111111111111111111111111111 Ing011111111111111111111111111111 lo-onommill L •c co 0 ITO al ITO 11 1981  1982 1982 1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  • 1962-66 Maserati Sebring Coupe • 1960-63 Ferrari 250 GTE Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  - Issommemeamii Imoommommull losommummimmi 1988  0 1989  1990 I I 111111111111111111111111111 I IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I I •1111111111111111111, 1.1 1 1111111111111111111 I PI  r 1991 1992  1967-68 Lamborghini 400 GT 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 FIN -T 2000 This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions PIII Maserati -0-a011111111111111111111111P1111111111111111111111111111111111•1 1■01111111111111111111111111111 For people who care about their cars... PASSPORT SINCE 1970 Classic and specialty cars safely • Nationwide fleet • Door to door service • Insurance included • Liftgate loading • Satellite tracking • Special event September, 2000  delivered anywhere in the USA PASSPORT TRANSPORT 37 Progress Parkway St. Louis, MO 63043 800.325.4267 314.878.5777 Fax 314.878.7295 www.passporttransport.com 67

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1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible Chassis number: RM27H9G292947 This Road Runner is stated to be in stunning overall condition with the hand-rubbed Rallye Red paint presenting a deep and luxurious appearance. The panel fit, a noted Plymouth shortcoming, is understood to be excellent. This impressive example is one of only 2,128 Road Runner convertibles produced in 1969. The stunning condition, limited production, extensive list of options and unbeatable street prowess make this a highly desirable and collectible vehicle. The Plymouth Road Runner described here was offered without reserve at Christie 's Los Angeles Petersen Museum Auction on June 17, 2000 and sold for a high bid of $27,025, including 17.5% buyer's premium. ker and unseen capabilities. Plymouth took the outright awesome power of the very expensive GTX, threw in some clever marketing, removed most of the costly trim and high-end standard equipment and created a sure-fire formula for a successful and unbeatable car that became the icon of the muscle-car era. Equipped with a 383 cubic inch engine and four-speed gearbox, the 335-horsepower Plymouth sent the engineers of Ford and Pontiac back to the drawing board in search of more ponies. The Road Runner was an instant success and by the close of 1969 it had been named Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year. The convertible was first offered in 1969. The Road Runner droptop pictured here is fmished in the factory color of Rallye Red and is equipped with the 383 cubic inch engine, manual four-speed gearbox, and an 83/4" Chrysler rear end. The interior is black vinyl and features optional bucket seats, center console with arm rests, black top and carpeting, back-up lights and power steering. It has an AM/FM radio and factory-ordered dashboard tachometer. It is also complete with a correct Carter fourbarrel carburetor and has recently had a set of Magnum 500 wheels fitted to Widetrack R/T tires. 1W Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  The under 25-year-old "street cruisers" were hard pressed to come up with the $5,000 in the late '60s that a fully optioned muscle car could command, especially when you consider that Dad's new Buick had a price tag that was several hundreds of dollars less. In 1968 Plymouth unveiled a "stripper" factory hot rod, the Road Engine #  Clubs  E-mail  Alternatives  oodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 1968—The Pontiac GTO and the Ford Mustang were about to receive a wake-up call. Adorned with the familiar cartoon decal, Plymouth's new release took to the streets, ready to explain its creative moni- , • • - 414 .400.4010t91000 0  It  000kIMM 000000000,10044!..qm0np0 hatimelffowileNkNO iii4iORPORS Runner, and with numerous decals and its distinctive "beep-beep" horn, Plymouth sold almost 50,000 units in the first year The field became a little more crowded the following year as the Dodge Charger and Super Bee, Ford Torino Super Jet and Pontiac GTO Judge (a name taken from the TV show "Laugh In') attempted to gain a foothold in the lower-end performance market. The popularity of the Road Runner continued, however and a total of 84,420 left dealers' showrooms. A convertible with a base price of $3,313 was added, along with some new luxury options. A new "440 Six-Pack" engine with three two-barrel carburetors, which offered 390 hp, joined the previously available Hemi. (The 440-6 engine option cost $250, the 426 Hemi $813.) Only 2,128 Road Runner convertibles were built in 1969. Of those,just ten (and only four coupled with a 4-speed) had the "Street Hemi" option. While Wile E. Coyote never caught the Road Runner, the price of gas, the cost of insurance and governmental regulations did, bringing production to a halt in the mid '70s after a dismal series ofoverstyled, underpowered cars in the '71-'75 period. 1968-1975 220,644 $3,313 (1969 convertible) $14,000-18,000 $75-250 $25 Plate on inner fender, cowl or radiator support Right side of block Plymouth Owners Club, P.O. Box 416, Cavalier, ND 58220; Winger, 216 12th St., Boone, IA 50036 hemi@willinet.net Dodge Charger, Ford Torino Cobra Jet, Pontiac GTO Judge, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Runner, that had a base price of under $3,000 and could turn close to 100 mph in the standing quarter mile. It was based on the Belvedere and was fitted with a modified 383 V8, four on the floor and heavy-duty suspension. Named after the Warner Brothers cartoon character, Road 68  Road Runner convertibles with the Hemi or 440 engine pushed the $100K mark ten years ago, but the muscle car market has gone through some wild pricefluctuations since. After a dramatic dip in the early '90s, major dollars have been returning slowly but consistently to this market. Like other Plymouths of this era, the Road Runner was notorious for questionable build quality. They are easily faked visually by adding decals and trim to a Belvedere or Satellite. Given that this was an authentic car; its price should be considered a bargain, as we've seen Road Runner coupes in similar condition bring over $20,000 at auction recently. While cars with base 383 engines will never command the market at- tention and dollars that the 440- and 426-equipped cars will, nonetheless they are blue-chip muscle car collectibles, and should only increase in value.—Carl Bomstead (Photo and data courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market

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Tmerican Cars For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly $1 5 permonth. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! BUICK 11 MODEL 27, rare, excellent engine, tires, sound body, needs general restoration and leather work, $25,000 offers considered. Ray IngoId, 757-422-1376. VA 38 CENTURY, dual sidemount convertible coupe, restored CA car, drk green w/ tan leather, 600 ml since completed restoration, extremely rare and beautiful, $55,000. 203-389-1013. CT 39 CENTURY 4-DR CONV, cream w/tan top, maroon leather interior, rebuilt silent engine, suspension, cooling system, wiring and trans, new whitewalls. $37,500. John Wilson, 404-255-2862. GA CADILLAC 30 V16 V-windshield convertible coupe, all new wood, all good metal, 95% complete, ready for restoration, $85,000. 806647-1113 B4 9pm EDT. CT 32 Model 355B convertible coupe, rumble seat, sidemounts, trunk rack, twice AACA Senior, concours quality show car, drives superb, movie star looks, V8 correct example, $88,000 negotiable. Mr.Lee, 610642-1927. PA 38 Series 90 V16 convertible coupe, #5 cond, solid body, 98% complete, extra parts available as well, ready for fresh restore, $42,900. Gary, Car Museum, 330-455-8360 days/mess. OH 41 Series 62 convertible, older frame-off, showing no or little wear, car is ready for tour or show, soft yellow w/matching interior, call for details, $64,900 OBO/possible trades. Wally Herman, 480-948-8392. AZ CHEVROLET 38 CABRIOLET CONV, brown/tan, restored, $45,000. 816-836-4500. 816-2296500.M0 48 CONVERTIBLE, rebuilt motor, 1200 mi since, radio works, exc cond, $18,900. 941-423-9646. FL 50 STYLELINE CONY, 3-spd manual, skirts, www, radio, heater, clock, deluxe steering wheel, rust-free CA car with black plates, 39K orig mi, med blue, very rare and desirable, bought 21 yrs ago from orig owner, $24,500. Car Exchange, 847-6801950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 52 CONVERTIBLE, 2nd owner 41 yrs, off the road since 1963, $20,000 obo. 802438-5040 eves. VT 55 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE, 37K ml, red/white finish w/matching interior, white top and boot, correct 265 pwr pac, Powerglide, ps, pb, windshield washer, tinted windows, wing tips, rocker moldings, grill guard, cont kit, non-rusted survivor $35,500. Collectors Carousel, 207854-0343. ME 57 BEL AIR NOMAD 283 V8, auto, ps, pb, red, 2-owner CA car, radio, wwws, spinners, mint frame offrestoration to show cond, no disappointments, $52,500. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-6801961 IL, CHRYSLER 28 SERIES 80, Custom Imperial sport coupe by LeBaron, 26K actual mi, rumble seat, wvv, Red head high-compression engine, CCCA Classic, all original leather interior, beautiful unrestored example, $38,500. 610-584-8800. FAX 610-5848872 PA 41 CONVERTIBLE, Highlander interior, body-off restoration, red, show stopper, $36,900. Happy Daze, 920-922-2825. WI CORVETTE 53 1 of 300 made, 54K mi, ground-up restoration, meld comp drivetrain, NCRS judged 3 times, 96 pt ave w/o mileage factors, heated storage since restoration, complete hist, incl orig b/c/s, $110,000. 802-8246677 eves/ or. 508-432-0106 eves. VT 55 pennant blue, tan top, seat and interior, Ken Heckert paint, 3 owners since '62. immaculate, $52,500. 717-848-3300 PA 56 CONVERTIBLE, white w/silver coves and red interior, 4-spd, new soft top, 2X4 intake, nice running and driving car, $35,900. Corvette Mike, 800327-VETT. CA 61 ROADSTER, 327-275, NOM, 4-spd, Wonderbar, wide ww, immaculate, everything works, no rust, jewel blue/blue, new white top, $33,500. 678-513-7511. GA 63 SPLIT-WINDOW COUPE, matching #s, 327-340 hp, 4-spd, 44K mi, silver blue w/navy interior, knock-off hubs, AM-FM, $33,000. AL, 212-510-0671 NY. 973-4420203 NJ. 87 CALLAWAY CONVERTIBLE, black w/graphite interior, no excuses, no stories, museum quality, 4800 ml, $42,500. 201488-1842. NJ LINCOLN 41 ZEPHYR CONVERTIBLE, blk, orig, red leather int, LZOC Junior 1st Prize winning restoration of this great rust-free ca, $36,500. 203-266-9090. CT 46 MARK I CONTINENTAL, convert- ible, 25 yr storage, blk/tan top, Cadillac engine, all complete, good runner, $24,900. Ray, 802-862-2379. FAX 802862-3226 VT 47 CONTINENTAL 12, cabriolet, new leather, top, excellent driver, beautiful maroon w/blk interior, perfect mechanicals, $40,000 offer. 419-536-9707. OH 48 CONTINENTAL CONY, blk, V12, intact and correct, needs work, garaged since 1993, $22,500. Mark, 708-594-7711 8-5 M-F(w). IL MERCURY 46 CONVERTIBLE, all steel resto rod, blklburgundy leather, 350,350, 9", heat, air, AM-FM, ps,pw seats, pa, pw vent, t&t, radials, sits, drives outstanding, 612-7221335. MN 49 CONVERTIBLE, totally original, stored 41 yrs, nothing missing, needs total restoration, minimum rust, doors close as if it was a new car, $24,900 firm. 316-4740134. KS 51 CONVERTIBLE, fresh paint, chrome and interior, exc cond, orig flathead V8, auto trans, pw, pw top, radio, skirts, grille guard, rear bumper guards, fender skirts and more, $42,500. Barrie Angliss, Dlr, 519-3524575. CANADA ON 55 MONTCLAIR CONY, rust-free CA car, pw,ps,ps,pb, factory headlight dimmer and continental kit, needs restoration, $18,500 obo. 513-748-4523. OH OLDS 49 CONVERTIBLE 98, orig V8, pw top, pw, ps, Stayfast canvas top, detailed engine compartment, older restoration, garaged and maintained since, yellow/blk, blk $23,500. 215-438-4330. PA 53 98 CONVERTIBLE, full power, yellow lacquer, blk Stayfast top, maroon interior, ww, completely restored, $34,900. 516-520-2048. 631-422-1532.NY 57 DELUXE 88 HOLIDAY, coupe, strong AL orig, ice green, Alcan white, onyx blk, $8,000. 319-465-3064. IA 61 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE, white w/maroon leather, buckets, 354 V8, console, ps, pb, pw, pw seat, duals, previously owned by Mike Ditka, rare, $18,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-6801961 IL PACKARD 29 640 CUSTOM PHAETON, dual windshield, rare close-coupled model, frame-up restoration completed in '91, low miles, CORVETTES WANTED Prefer '53 - '72 RESTORED... SERIOUS... toll free: 888-592-5086 www.corvetteswanted.com September, 2000  AlrAN COBRA Components supplied by: ffSHELBZ Karman D. Cusack Rocky Mountain Motor Sports • Conifer, Colorado (303) 674-3672 • (303) 674-3518 Fax (303) 838-4550 69 dual sidemounts, windwings, side curtains, trunk/rack, spotlight, Trippes, flying lady, $94,000. 703-360-1726. VA 32 CONY COUPE ROADSTER, 903 Eight Deluxe, restored, 6-double wide whites, cormorant, stone guard, spotlight and Trippe lights, runs exc, $98,500 trades/ transpo. Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. WA PLYMOUTH 31 PA ROADSTER, beige w/brown leather upholstery, orange, ww, older restoration, nice driver, $15,000. 908-479-1461. NJ 37 COUPE, blk cherry pearl (DuPont), 350 Chevy, 7K+ mi, all steel, Crane cam, Corvette tri-pw, 700R4 trans, all chrome under hood, Walker rad, a/c, call for many more details, $34,000 OBO. 520-733-3751. AZ PONTIAC 54 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE, rebuilt engine, brakes, need rust repairs, complete orig, $6,400. 713-466-1326. 281-4632787.TX 58 BONNEVILLE CONY, marlin turquoise w/patina ivory inset, 2-tone blue int, tri-pwd 300 hp, rare front and back bucket seats, ps, pb, pw, pa, Wonderbar radio, compass, dual exhaust, heater, tissue dispenser, call for many more details, $75,000 BO. Berliner Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL SHELBY 66 original red, matching #s, overriders, ten-spokes, aluminum box, wood wheel, $32,500. 573-231-0826. MO 66 GT350, SFM6S832, Red w/white stripes, 10 spoke wheels, original motor, 4 spd (was auto), excellent restoration of a rust free 72,000 mile car, $37,500. F. Lanson , flanso@aol.com , 615-3863300. TN 67 500, Brittany blue, new 428, $28,000. 304-295-4400. WA 68 CT 350 CONVERTIBLE, red w/new blk top & interior, auto, 10-spoke, nice condition, recent motor rebuild, $35,500 will trade. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 68 CT 500KR, 67K orig mi, white/blk, 428 V8, 2-4s, auto, air, very nice car, $32,500 offers. 801-475-0710. UT LITERATURE Manuals & Books: 1913-1991: Service Manuals, Parts Manuals, Owners Manuals, History Books, all makes; see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888-380-9277 toll free. MI • SHELBY COBRAS by ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS NEW CSX SERIES COBRAS

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 111111 AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. 0791 , fax 602/244-1538, 5530 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034. e-mail: info@barrett-jackson.com Brooks  fax 415/391-4040.500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102. England: 44-171-2288000, fax 44-171-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 3 10/3850246 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. wwvv.christies.com Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584-7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/ 568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. USA.  415/391-4000, Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 602/273Resource Directory 111111r Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@ sfgate.com ; www.bestyellow.com/classic/index.htm Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848- 2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Kensington Motor Group Inc. 631/ 537-1868, fax 516/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classic-carauction.com RM Classic Car Auctions. 519/352- Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/ 211-4371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Cosmopolitan Motors. 206/467-6531, fax 206/267-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. European and American exotic cars. We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754. Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. 4575, fax 519/351-1337. 825 Park Ave. West, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5J6. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ spokane.net; www.silverauctions.com Spectrum Auction Company. 818/225- 8828, 760/323-1057, 805/966-6940, fax 818/225-8848. 23291 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com APPRAISALS Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/567-1245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone/fax 802/362-4719. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness, e-mail: dbrownell@sprynet.com Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Cosmopolitan Motors. 206/467-6531, fax 206/267-6532. Full auto appraisal service. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dhkinney@ usappraisal.com; web: www. usappraisal.com (VA) 70  Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) with integrity. We create tailor-made programs that will exceed your expectations to lease the legends. 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase Plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end ofthe term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Plan allows you the Flexibility of Financing with the Tax Advantages of Leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com Premier Financial Services. 203/267CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@ cosdel.com; web site: http:// www.cosdel.com Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity lines.com (MA) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3500, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com 1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 8.49% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. jjbest@capecod.net COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us on-line at www.American CollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/3328183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern Putnam Leasing. 800/278-0071, fax 203/629-1937. Established in 1983, Putnam Leasing is the nation's preeminent leasing company of classic, exotic and luxury automobiles. Our key to success is offering our clients professional service COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best & Company. 1-800-USA- TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/2364549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24 hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) tory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224- Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303, fax 954/920-9950. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. www.restoreautomobiles.com VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact East: Brock Yates 716/495-6200, fax 716/ 495-6286. West: Martin Swig 415/ 292-2701, fax 415/292-2790. New York City to San Francisco, California. September 15 to September 22, 2000. Cannonball Classic Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, 500 miles per day on "Blue" highways. Untimed. Hosted overnight stops. ALFA ROMEO Parts Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Histories, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO) maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- International Auto Parts. 800/788- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703. Fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Light weight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available at PMA Racing. e-mail Alleake@aol.com 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.(CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638- 7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194.5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/wwvv.difatta.com Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 807-1946. THE US Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/ 274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports Car Market

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Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax 503/254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. AC 3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin Healey - CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our web site: www.healey.org Aston Martin Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Jaguar Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/ CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/ Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly JaguarJournal magazine. http://www.jnca.com MGA Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 851-7866, fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, OK 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Rolls Royce/Bentley - FERRARI / MASERA TI / LAMB° ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/ 547-4455,503/255-7560. Service & Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari & other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis & Lamborghinis. 310/ 274-7440, fax 310/274-9809. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/5359900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's September, 2000  Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at wwwkorselesscarriage.com . orI Cr= =MO 4vrito 4 UMW aloNwics,:‘ (farriatje ‘Eartivr!:, Attc. 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800..631-7796 • In f•Il 973 -742-_262, Fax 973-742-8369 Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AH- JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635- 7400, fax 718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr. L.I.C. NY 11101. Expert service on all exotics. Specializing in Lambo service and parts. Buy & sell used cars. Former dealer and distributor. (NY) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/ 454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/ 546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concourswinning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 718/706- 3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn or Bruce Adams in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/ 887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 190SL. Large database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. Mercedes-Benz Thomas Shaughnessy Consulting. 949/ 366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus— call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/ 637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $35/yr. www.mbca.org Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. 1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424Porsche Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax 760/940-9170. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO Box 6010, Oceanside, CA You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. Gull Wing Group International. Gary 92058. Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $75). PMLetter @aol.com; www.pmletter.com 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. AMERICAN Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two National Conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. • Display Ad Index Alfa Ricambi  Barrett-Jackson  Brian D. Moore  Brooks USA  Car Logistics  Carcoon  Carrera Motors  Chequered Flag  Christie's Int.  ClassicsCars.com  Classic Investments  Classic Showcase  Collector Car Insurance  Cosmopolitan Motors  Exotic Car Transport  Garry Roberts  Gregor Fisken  Grundy Insurance  25 79 28 5 10 59 11 19 7 43 10 30 19 78 35 28 40-41 Guild of Automotive Rest.  21 Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  J.C. Taylor  J.J. Best & Co. 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SCM CTION REPORT: BROOKS UK ASTON MARTIN Auction Reports continued from page 53 Chrome wire wheels. Factory demo car purchased by dealer Ken Rudd, then film extra in 1962 Peter Sellers movie "The Wrong Arm of the Law." Last restored by David Silcock in New Zealand in 1990, when returned to UK and used sparingly since. Front seat leather looked original. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $194,488. Nice example with movie history and therefore about right pricewise for a GT with 4.0-liter engine. #158-1962 LAGONDA RAPIDE 4-door Sports Sedan. Body by Touring. S/N LR/114/ R. Eng.# 400/114. 6-cyl. Goodwood green/terra 2194/R. Eng.# 400/2201. 6-cyl. Metallic green/ magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 95,000 miles. 5speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. In receipt of $45,300 of refurbishing bills since 1998. Apart from slightly grubby leather seats, pretty mint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $106,908. This was a very nice example of the most popular of all the DBs, and it certainly made its money by costing the new owner $22,650 more than top forecast, which accurately reflected current (until now!) average DB5 retail asking prices. #137-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB6/ 2376/R. Eng.# 400/2411/V. 6-cyl. Green/black Platinum white/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 41,675 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Chrome wire wheels. Not quite as nice as the other DB6 in the sale (Lot #133) and with less desirable (among Ancient Brits) automatic shift-but with power steering, low fully charted mileage and one-family ownership since new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,400. Being an auto was against it here. The auctioneers got valuation spot on, however, as it made mid-estimate money. #160-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE Convertible. S/N V8COR15111. Eng.# V/540/5511/S. 8-cyl. Metallic light blue/ cotta Connolly leather. RHD. 4-speed manual. Factory steel wheels. Well repainted, but looking still very original, particularly within, and fitted with the more desirable 4-speed manual change. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,527. Rapides are ugly ducklings and difficult to shift in the trade, but this one was a smart old thing with patina and made what I thought was an optimistic forecast. #135-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 13601R. Eng.# 400/ 1329. Silver/red leather. RHD. 5-speed manual. leather. RHD. 5-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Former automatic car converted to ZF 5-speed manual shift. Totally restored by clearly fussy German vendor, including body and paint, though leather still original and very good. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $65,685. Transmission change from auto to manual might have counted against it, but it didn't and it deservedly pulled very strong money for a DB6. #133-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 MK I VOLANTE Convertible. Body by Touring. S/N DBVC/3684/R. Eng.# 400/3522. 6-cyl. beige piped light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 131,000 miles. automatic. Automatic and high mileage, though engine rebuilt in 1995 and top renewed in 1996. Direct from storage to auction. In fair cosmetic order. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,521. A bit flashy for purists perhaps, but ready to enjoy. For the price paid, not inexpensive for one of the corpulent open Astons. #118-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 Coupe. S/N V8SOR12134. Eng.# V/540/2134/S. 6-cyl. Jubilee silver/red leather. RHD. Automatic, Chrome wire wheels. Freshly restored in all departments with a $21,140 bill from Bodylines for much panelwork replacement and chassis work. Vendor would seem to have had all the grief and this car was now ready to enjoy for awhile. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $73,688. Great condition and fully sorted, even down to positive to negative earth conversion, which explains the top DB4 money raised. #123-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 VANTAGE Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB5/ September, 2000 Celeste/blue leather. RHD. 5-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. Parcel shelf in rear below tonneau unusual. Block replaced at some time. Recent lead-free conversion. Clearly very well looked after and seemingly without cosmetic fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $108,569. Super presentation with a result $18,120 above top estimate. #152-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 MK I VOLANTE Convertible. Body by Touring. S/N DBVC/3658/R. Eng.# 400/3272. 6-cyl. but with Vantage-spec and unleaded motor upgrade as part of $45,300 restoration by Aston Engineering. Very good cosmetic presentation. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $31,257. Better than most and, even with auto-shift, it raised just over top estimate. #122-1980 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA 4-DOOR Sports Saloon. S/N 13007. Eng.# V/280/3007. Maroon/black leather. LHD. First served as '78 styling studio model, DP 1040, then federal standards development prototype and general factory test hack. Interesting history, but very tired looking today. Bill Towns- 73

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK ASTON MARTIN styled Lags are complex to sort out, particularly electrically. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,287. Offered without reserve, but with $6,000-9,000 estimate, private owner and auctioneers should be well pleased with result. #131-1985 ASTON MARTIN V8 Coupe. SN SCFCV81S1FTR124. Eng.# V/580/2464/ S. 8-cyl. Salisbury blue/blue-piped magnolia age. Apparently, quickly historic race ready. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $201,585. This is what such on-the-button Group C cars are currently worth and this was a particularly nice one. Of course, the amount paid was just a fraction of the race budget for a season. #151-1990 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE 6.3 Coupe. SN SCFCAMIS8LBL500. Eng.# 89/ 50049/M. Buckinghamshire green/burgundy Etheridge/Safir Engineering. SN DBS/5806/R. Eng.# 400/4878/SVC. 6-cyl. Metallic green, yellow noseband/green leather. RI-ID. 5-speed manual. Chrome wire wheels. John Etheridge and Safir Engineering created a replica which took three years to build, but was never put into production on grounds of high cost. 4.0 engine with original DBR2 cylinder head. Most authentic looking. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $184,975. Beautifully made and, under the gavel, it raised $50,000 more than the auctioneers' top forecast. #126-1996 ASTON MARTIN DB7 Coupe. S/N SCFAA1118VK1010. Eng.# AM1/02 00862. 6-cyl. Pentland green/green piped leather. RHD. Odo: 82,000 miles. Automatic. Chrome wire wheels. First and last repainted by Aston Martin Works Service in 1992 when inner and outer sills changed. Engine and autobox overhauled 1998-99. Plenty of maintenance bills on file. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,994. This one looked good, but there are many about and $4,500 under bottom estimate was probably more than enough. #124-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE Convertible. S/N SCFCV8IC2KTR157. Eng.# V/580/5799/X. 8cyl. Rolls-Royce graphite gray/burgundy leather/ Connolly leather. LHD. Odo: 46,200 kms. 6speed manual. Freshly serviced by factory and perfect. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $85,315. This is what such 6.3 left-hookers would appear to be worth. Good value, I think. #156-1991 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE 5.3 Coupe. S/N AM157MBR50210. Eng.# 89/ 50210A. 8-cyl. Litchfield black/black piped parchment leather. RI-ID. 5-speed manual. Specially built for John Oldfield, executive chairman of Aston 1993-95, with fancy bolt-rims and special grille, and always serviced at the factory. Enough said. Very nice indeed. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $83,654. Lovely car which sold for just above top estimate. If you were in the market for a DB7, this was the one to have landed. #141-1998 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Coupe. S/N LC305A006SCFDAM. 8-cyl. black. RHD. Odo: 12,500 miles. Manual-shift. Chrome wire wheels. Non-muscular looking but with Vantage motor just like HRH, The Prince of Wales, ordered his. This one, of just 25 to this spec, was all original apart from change to 3.06:1 final drive. Factory serviced. Mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $148,433. Lovely nick. Mid-estimate money. Just don't plan on retiring on the appreciation of this car, because there isn't any. Late-model Astons should just be driven and enjoyed without regard to investment. #148-1989 ASTON MARTIN AMR-1 GROUP C Competition Coupe. Body by Proteus Technology. S/N AMR1/4. Eng.#AMR/4. 8-cyl. Red, white, blue. RHD. Exactly as World Championship raced by Brian Redden and David Leslie in period. Said to have been totally rebuilt and then put in stor- 74  mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 40,000 miles. Floor-shift. Automatic (with declared bearing noise). All original and still good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $53,756. Wow, how these "basic" Vi rages have depreciated, thanks, in the main, to more and more pre-owned DR 7s filtering onto the market. Could this be the new floor for Virages or have they further to sink? #116-1993 ASTON MARTIN DBR2 REPLICA Sports Racing 2-seater. Body by J. Green/green leather. RHD. 5-speed manual. Vantage spec motor of 5.3 V8 with twin Eaton blowers. Auto-box upgraded with late-type 4speed unit and traction control fitted, both by Works Service. All as new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $179,992. This is what Vantages in their third year are worth. DON'T MISS A CAR! Auction reports, Mini-Profiles and more! Call our 24-hour subscription hotline 1-800-289-281 0 and get started today! Sports Car Market

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concours RODEO 2000 on "The California Classic, in just three years, has become a 'must-attend' event on the collector's calendar. Combining a tour, concours, gala party and auction into one exuberant weekend brings collectors from all over the world together to celebrate the hobby in all its forms." Christie's Motor Car Division  fed Managing Director Miles Morris snagging a telephone bid. Collector-car luminaries at tlw Petersen Gala rtffi ë Robb Phillips. Publisher of the Robb Report, Craig and Sheri ,Jackson of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and McKee! Hagerty, Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. Aittom  spelunk reporting to ED. after his sojourn into the netherworld of a FelTari Davtona Spider's engine bay body shop. Fabrication facilities at the Nethercutt Collection. 7-4-441filkot vb. 110 — — #s: li

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ewatcn 111 to get the job done. That's right, over $1M for a baseball card which ' bidders went after a Honus Wagner baseball card and it took $1,100,000 n July, thirteen pre-qualified eBay isn't even a unique example—there are about twenty others of the same card known to exist. It makes our car stuff seem cheap by comparison. Cruising the Net this month brought forth the usual assemblage of the desirable, the decrepit and the downright disgusting. No one bid on a hat in the shape of a Volkswagen that was made out of Heineken beer cans. Likewise, a brand-new Packard thermometer being passed off as old did not get any attention. A couple of these are offered each month and they are all new, regardless of what the description states. A Checker cab with 350,000 miles, but with new paint, made its way up to $20,000 but did not meet the reserve. An Amphicar received eleven bids, but only made it to $15,000—it will probably take another $5K to get the job done, if the car swims. A 1974 Dodge Monaco, a replica of the "Blues Brothers" car, required an opening bid of $37,000 but no on-line fish took the bait. If there was a DeLorean in your future, there were ten available. Reserves ranged up to $30,000, but the decent ones that sold were in the $1215,000 range. One that had been painted (covering up body damage?) went for $8,200 and the description was not very flattering, but at least it seemed honest. The new owner missed INMAAAPOI -PAL. SOO II r 41 F ID It 0 a chance to own a DeLorean dealership sign that he could have hung over his car in the garage. Twelve feet long and weighing over 500 pounds, it went for $1,225 and was a better deal than the car. Here are a few other items that caught our eye. eBay #377I12285 - 1985 POSTER FROM THE MONTEREY HISTORIC RACES SIGNED BY JUAN FANGIO. First bid: $45. Number of bidders: 8. SOLD AT $355. Date sold: 7/14/2000. Alfa Romeo was featured on the 1985 poster from the Laguna Seca races and Juan Manuel Fangio, who won a World Driving Cham- II,E RACE ICIA I, GRAM UAY 30,1038 ICE• TWENTY I' WE CENTS • PAY NO lima: pionship for Alfa, had signed the piece. Fangio, who died in 1995, won twentyfour Fl races out of the fifty-one he entered. The Argentinean dominated the world racing scene in the '50s, claiming five World Driving Championships prior to his retiring in 1958. The poster is wonderful and the signature is priceless, so what's too much to pay? eBay #374673997 - 1938 INDIANAPOLIS 500 PROGRAM. First bid: $60. Number of bidders: 6. SOLD AT $102.50. Date sold: 7/11/ SCM Super Showcase r by ar omstea 2000. Don't get started trying to put together a complete collection of Indy 500 programs unless you are willing to make a major commitment. The ones from the teens and twenties are pricey and hard to find in decent condition. The best place to find them is at the swap meet that takes place the day before the race in downtown Indianapolis. eBay #378184626 - HALF OF A 1981 FERRARI MONDIAL. S/N 2FFHD086000035839. First bid: $8,000. Number of bidders: 2. SOLD AT $8,100. Date sold: 7/19/2000. This 1958. The brand was discontinued when Signal was sold in the early '70s. The "Rooster" has a strong following with gas and oil collectors and the NOS condition justifies the price. eBay #373149681 - ROYAL DOULTON CHINA PLATE. First bid: $22. Number of bidders: 17. SOLD AT $273.70. Date sold: 7/12/2000. These pieces were produced in England from is exactly what any car guy needs to decorate his office or den. The Ferrari was cut down the middle as part of a trade-show display and we would love to know what the new owner intends to do with it. Of course, maybe he already has the other half. eBay # 379818032 - FIVE-FOOT HANCOCK PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $50. Number of bidders: 19. SOLD AT $3,550. Date sold: 7/18/2000. This porcelain sign was stated to be in almost perfect condition, but big signs normally don't get this kind of attention. Hancock was a California-based oil company that merged with Signal Oil in 1903 through 1913 and were offered in eight different patterns. Titled "The Motorists," they were mass produced as a transfer print and an artist would handpaint them within the outlines. A variety of different pieces were made, such as pitchers, platters, serving dishes and two different sizes of dinner plates. They have become increasingly popular of late and this is now the going rate for the plates. eBay #369606257 - DURANT AUTOMOBILE SHEET MUSIC. First bid: $25. Number of bidders: 11. SOLD AT $255.50. Date sold: 7/8/2000. W.C. Durant founded General Motors in 1908 and lost it in 1910 due to financial difficulties. With Louis Chevrolet, he founded the Chevrolet Motor Company and was able to regain control of General Motors in 1915. Ousted again, he founded the Durant Motor Company in 1921 and met with marginal success. The sheet music was for a song introduced at a 1929 Durant Dealer Organization Convention. A couple of determined Durant owners must have "needed" it.• 1953 Mercedes-Benz 710  1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. 65K original miles. 2 owner car. 10K miles since purchased from original owner in 1975. New paint, chrome, interior, and top. $149,500. (415) 489-5657. (CA) (Sept) 1967 Lamborghini 40061 2+2, chassis #01222. One of 247 produced. Professionally restored using original parts. S65,000 USD. Terry Kell at (613) 5911482 ext. 335, terry.kell@kanatek.com or visit www.sofpak.com . (Canada) (Sept.) A. Complete restoration, red w/tan leather int. and top, beautiful wood. Engine and trans. overhauled, shift mechanism rebuilt. Factory fitted luggage. Radio, heater, all lights work. No sag in doors. Radial ww 215/75)(15 special tires. Great road car, has been driven in 1,000 mile rally. Also, concours winner. Own the best. Price lowered to 562,500. Call J. Fitz. (530) 245-2107 bs. (530) 243-4110 hm. (CA) (Sept.) 1958 Alio Romeo 1900a Super leggera 3-window coupe. Aluminum body, fully  restored, 5-speed, Borrani wire wheels, excellent condition. One owner for over 35 years.  Extra parts available. Asking S40,000. (516) 767-1438 or (516) 767-1719. (NY) (Sept)  2000.5 Cobra R. 1 of 300. New, 385 hp, Tremec 6-speed, 170+ mph. Too  many factory 11 Po components to list. Rare, extremely homologated, Ford  factory built street/race car. 575,000 obo. (414) 358-8888 (WI)  The SCM 1972 Batson 2401. 38,000 original, documented miles. Perfect in and out. Recent $1,800 service. We've had our fun, time to move on. 511,500/trades up or down. Pre-'74 911, C4 'Vette? Keith, (503) 261-0333, e-mail: kmartin@sportscormarket.com

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SCM Showcase Gallery Pio  I SO 1r — — #THBCNULAD001. Red, 1,000 kms, 18 examples built, spec-  tacular car. A must-see. S450,000. Fax 011-390473-  448383. (Italy) (Sept)  1992 Maserati Barchetta Stradale. For collectors.  427 S/C Shelby American Cobra CSX 4095. Includes:  1965 356C Coupe. Red with tan leather int. 101K miles. Totally rebuilt in 1988 with receipts over 518K.  427 Shelby aluminum motor, 42 gal. cell, 4-speed toploader, 4-  point harness pass. & driver, comp seat. New. Korman D.  Cusack, Rocky Mt. Motor Sports. 800-530-2600. (C0)(Oct)   Solid, complete and mechanically well sorted. Paint a bit  tired. S15,500. Jeff, (219) 875-5685 (IN) (Sept.) 1974 Lombo Espada Series 3. Red, beige trim. 62,000 miles, amazing engine, top 7 US models, automatic, very good condition. Thieuy. (323) 656-7181 (eve).(CA) (Sept.) 1973 Alfa GTV Ex-G13 Race Car. Fresh 2L incl.  pistons, linear valve guides, new clutch, Halon system, full  cage, fuel cell, race seat. $15,000 USD. (250) 727-8667,  (250) 478-4874 (eve) (Canada) (Sept.)  1959 Rolls Royce SCII (1.1.CA10. [MB, no divider. Blk ove  Silver Sand. Rear factory A/C. Everything has been done. PRIC  REDUCED. 559,500 obo. Bob (760) 568-0778 (CA) (Sept.)  1952 Allard 12X Le Mans. Chassis 3153. This powerful sports racer is in excellent condition with many race features.  S140,000. Fax (011) 49 2330 74997 (Germany) (Sept.)   1971 MGB. This is an original MGB that has never been wrecked, modified or driven in poor weather. It runs very well and has no rust. It recentiy received new brake pads, carpeting, coil springs and leaf springs. $6,000 obo. (610) 756-3471. (PA) (Oct.) 1967 Jaguar E-type OTS. Opalescent silver blue/black.  Originally delivered to distributor Delecroix in Paris, France. New  paint, upholstery, top, brakes, clutch, radiator, hoses, etc.  $45,000. Call (909) 946-1997. (CA) (Sept.)  repainttheoriginal color "Irish Green". Complete service justdone by loco  Porsche specialist. All books and tools induded. 2nd owner. 100% rust  free.$23,500 obo. (818)986-9667 or cell (310)713-7372 (CA) (Sept.  1970 Porsche 9115 with 55,000 original miles, one bare metal  1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Phase II. S/  NH81841025. 90,100 miles, 72 spoke chrome and extra set of  48 spoke painted wheels, removable roll bar. Excellent restored  condition. $25,500. Frank (802) 545-2042 (VT) (Oct.) 1979 Lancia Beta legato. 5-speed. 106,000 miles, new Konis, brakes and wheel bearings. Runs well. Looks fine. 53,450. (916) 454-1115. (CA) (Sept.) Very Rare Shelby Brooklins Model Expo. 1/43 scale. Only 3 exist. Shelby signature. MIB, all documentations $2,000. themacs@dreamscape.com . (315) 855-4368. (NY) (Sept.) 1950 Jaguar )0( 120 Rodger. Former JCNA Concours winner. A superbly detailed car in flawless running condition. Original manuals, tools and tonneau. White with red Connolly leather, black top. See more photos at deGarmobi.com $49,500 firm. (203) 852-1670. (Cl) (Sept.) 1984 Porsche 911. Factory turbo-look. Rebuilt transmission and clutch. Service 6K miles ago. H-4s, sport seats, history, receipts. Beautiful condition. 71K miles. 526,500. (901) 668-7894. (TN) (Sept.) 1969  Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.  71,000 miles, white/beige leather, well-maintained. Records. $22,900.11' Gerton (812) 838-0248. (IN) (Sept.) 1978 BMW 530i. Polaris Silver/blue vinyl. Auto, VC, power  windows, locks, all records, tools, 1-owner through  2/00. 54,000 miles. $9,800. JP Gerton (812) 838-0248. (IN)  (Sept.)  1969 Mustang Boss 302 "Factory" Trans-Am Team Car.  Red/black/white, #16 George Follmer, certified original with full docs.  1 of 2 left of original 6. Full pro-restoration. Many awards, mag articles,  2000 poster + Revell model. 5335,000. (310) 370-4114 (CA) (Sept.) 1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible. Excellent  mechanicals, all in order, many new parts/repairs. $21,000.  Call (212) 769-6925 (NY) (Sept.)  1970 Dodge Dart. Very nice original 2-owner 4-door. Auto, A/C, PS. Sexy rubber mats. 65K miles. Slant-6, ready for next century. $3,000. (817) 545-1034. (TX) (Sept.) 1974 Olds Delta Royale Convertible. One-of-a-kind,  2-owner with unique history. All performance options, 455. 69K  miles. $4,500. (817) 545-1034 (TX) (Sept.)  1955 Beck 550 Replica. Factory built, 1,500 miles.  1974 Triumph 1R6. Blue/black, overdrive, excellent  Silver/red leather. Possibly the finest Bexk available. S19,500.  (805) 962-7018. (CA) (Sept.)  condition, all options and accessories. $5,875. (770)  751-6735 (GA) (Sept.)  1948 Talbot-Lago Type 26.. Record cabriolet, excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. Red with tan. S105,000. (847) 945-9603. www.gelmongrove.net (IL) (Sept.) 1988 Leo-FroncisCcupe. km of Spades". One-off can made  in aluminium with avionic parts, only shown in exhibitions. Retail in '89  5225,000. 6-cyl Jaguar 31.4, 4-speed manual w/ovetdtive. S73,999  USD. Mobile 32-75-448692, fax 322 3758692 (Belgium) (Sept.)  1971 MG Midget. Restored to 95+ point concours in 1997.  2 time national 1st place winner. Best example. 58,500. (507)  387-2277 (MN) (Sept.)  The Final Solution for: car storage/trailer/race watchinVEuro-  US transport. Holds up to 9 cars inside, 50'x1 3.5'x8'. Roof lifts (hyd) for  breezy shade. Has container crane pick-up points. Trainable. Good  Condition. $29,500. Trades? (530) 478-0116. (CA) (Sept.) 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster. Original, low mileage, silver with gray and blue interior. No rust, perfect mechanical, fast and fun. S55,000 obo. (425) 822-1347 (WA) (Sept.)

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Co s in op o ilk,, i Mo to rs' AUTOMOBILES 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500, James Young  1958 Alfa Romeo 750 Spyder, Nice Driver  1952 Bentley Si Empress Saloon, Hooper Bodied, 1 of 18 1957 BMW 502 Sedan, Project  1996 BMW 325i Convertible, excellent, factory hard top  BugalliTYPes 35,37,40,44,49,50,51,52,55,57  1964 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, solid car, needs motor  1955 Cisitalia 808XF Convertible, One-off Goncept Car  1971 Citroen DS 21 Pallas, Citromatic  1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  1973 Citroen SM, gold/brown  Delahaye I35M/MS, Several To Choose From  Delage D6 &D8 Dropheads. Please inquire  1961 DKW 1000 SP, Restored Roadster  1961 Facel Vega H.IC 500, fully restored  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, Very Original  1935 Ford V-8 Pickup, restored  1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, GT package  1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1934 Hispano-SuizaJ-12, Kellner, coupe, restored  1971 Iso Rivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351,5 Speed  1950Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.5-liter  1959 Alfa Romeo 750 GiuliettaSpyder, 15 year owner, red/black .... $110,000 $18,500 $8,500 $5,750 $23,500 Inquire Offer $78,000 $9,950 $13,500 $7,995 $75,000 and up $100,000 andup $12,500 $50,000 $165,000 $24,000 $16,000 1956 Jaguar XK-140, one-off, concourse quality racer  1961 Jaguar Mark H, custom cabriolet, project  1964 Jaguar Series I E-type, one owner, factory hard top  1964 Jaguar E-type Roadster, red/black, 3.8 liter, Moss gearbox ... 1969 Jaguar E-type 2+2, 4-speed, red/black, restored  1971 Jaguar XJ-6 Series I, Oxblood/tan, nice  1972 Lamborghini Jarama, Red/Black  $95,000 $650,000 $21,500 $37,000 $47,000 $22,500 $35,500 $42,003 $23,500 $6,500 $26,500 1962 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  1970 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato  $25,000 2000 Land Rover Discovery II, NEW, delivery miles only  1956 Lotus 11, Le Mans fairing, Race Ready  1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4000, cream/black  1979 Maserati Merak SS Superb  1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, Red and Restored  1966 MGB Roadster, solid original  1969 MGC Roadster, rare 6-cylinder  1955 Mercedes-Benz Unimog, M 404, ex-NATO  1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEc, Restored  1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog, Restored  1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB, ex-Paul Whittier  1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL, bronze/tan, 99K  1975 Porsche 9141.8 Liter, long term owner  1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa, yellow/black  1990 Range Rover County, red/tan  1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30, ParkWard formal limousine  1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Hooper limousine  1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud H, R.H.D., maroon/black  1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, R.H.D.  1951 Siata Grand Sport Cabriolet, One-off alloy  1963 Studebaker Hawk Grandturismo, veryoriginal  1961 Triumph TR3a, red/black  1977 VogueCustomizedMotorcoach, ex-Richard "Paladin" Boone . RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AIRCRAFT 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  Fully refitted, 3 in stock $60,000 $40,000 $11,500 $7,995 $38,000 $25,000 $35,000 $11,995 $2,500 $17,500 $10,995 $18,500 $49,950 $27,500 $7,995 $85,000 $13,500 $13,500 $28,500 $2,300,000 each $17,500 $42,500 $75,000 $11,500 $32,000 $18,500 $3,0 $6,000 WATERCRAFT 1947 Harco 40 Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  ' $105,000 Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts. Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. 1958 Richardson 41 $48,000 Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life" ANTIQUE FURNITURE 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recently recaned, fully documented, pair  1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent  1880 Restoration/Federalist Parisian chairs, pair  1890 Parson's couch - restored  1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the $ VINTAGE WINES FERRARIANA c$e :ry31n5800 building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. Expensive, extensive, edectic Collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. BUGA1I1 ACCESSORIES Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork.  Inquire $15,000 $3,000 $2,500 • We are experts in shipping. • We appraise collector cars world-widefor insurance or settlements. (206)467-6531 • Fax(206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www. cosmopolitanmotors. com

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