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1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Once a Step Away From Salvage-Yard Fodder, Now $445k Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 300SL $1.4m Desirable Roadster With Modern Mods ™ September 2013 Affordable Classic: Five Fun Monterey Cars Under $50k www.sportscarmarket.com Barn-Find E-Type: Rusty, Dusty and $169k

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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! September 2013 . Volume 25 . Number 9 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 72 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 197 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales by Paul Hardiman 74 92 104 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe $445,051 / Artcurial Strong historical value, rising financial value ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 78 1961 Jaguar E-type Barn Find $168,791 / Bonhams Originality equals big bucks despite rust, dust GERMAN by Colin Comer 80 124 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder $368,756 / Artcurial Does this price usher in the Age of Maserati? AMERICAN by B. Mitchell Carlson 84 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $1,448,720 / RM Possibly the first $1.4m 300SL resto-mod RACE by Thor Thorson 86 138 114 BONHAMS Greenwich, CT: This annual sale finds a new record total of $5.3m, and a supercharged 1930 Bugatti Type 43 finds $875k — John Lyons RM AUCTIONS Cernobbio, ITA: Nine Ferraris and a 300SL Roadster breach the million-dollar barrier, and a 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Competizione coupe hits eight digits at this $35.5m sale — Donald Osborne BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K.: Barn finds pull six-figure prices at this all-Aston Martin/Lagonda sale, which totaled $15m, and the DB4GT Bertone “Jet” Geneva Motor Show car makes $4.9m — Paul Hardiman VANDERBRINK AUCTIONS Murdo, SD: A collector-car auction at the edge of the South Dakota Badlands makes $300k — B. Mitchell Carlson ROUNDUP Highlights from Leake Tulsa, Silverstone Northamptonshire and Classic Motorcar Auctions Novi — Phil Skinner, Paul Hardiman, Patrick Campion 1945 GMC DUKW 2.5-Ton Amphibian $28,611 / Artcurial Easier to purchase and restore in Europe 18 1955 Lotus Mk IX Competition $182,789 / Artcurial Historically significant, financially less so Cover photo: 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; Tim Scott ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market

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66 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering COLUMNS 22 Shifting Gears Miles Collier once described the theory behind my car choices as: “I’ve never owned one, I can afford it and it’s red” Keith Martin 48 Affordable Classic Five fun Monterey auction cars that won’t bust your wallet Donald Osborne 50 Legal Files Be wary of a car seller who needs to raise cash for past-due income taxes John Draneas 52 Simon Says At Villa d’Este, the cars, rather like the female guests, are presented largely as the gods created them, without over-restoration Simon Kidston 82 The Cumberford Perspective The 300SL Roadster is a much better car than the iconic Gullwing, with better handling and comfort Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch In recent Beltline-related bidding, Monica Lewinsky’s old clothes failed to sell at auction, but a license plate from FDR’s 1933 inauguration brought a nice price Carl Bomstead Affordable Classic 48 FEATURES 58 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe: Backroad dancer in Texas 60 San Marino Motor Classic: Blue-chip cars in a casual California setting 64 Inaugural Pinehurst Concours: Corvettes, Porsches and Holman-Moody cars at a storied North Carolina golf club 66 2013 Quail Motorcycle Gathering: Don’t tell mom and dad DEPARTMENTS 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 30 The Inside Line: Kirkland Concours, Oregon Festival of Cars and the Colorado Grand 32 Contributors: Get to know our writers 38 You Write: Getting mushy over Morettis, kudos to Colin Comer, and some advice for John Draneas 40 Display Advertisers Index 42 Time Pieces: Made-in-Detroit Shinola watches 42 Neat Stuff: Clever Ferrari lock deters meddling passersby; new-school tees with old-school SCM flavor 44 In Miniature: Maserati 300S 1958 Le Mans car 44 Book Review: Faster! A Racer’s Diary 100 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 114 Fresh Meat: 2011 Nissan GT-R Premium coupe, 2011 Aston Martin Vantage S coupe, 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 cabriolet 148 Glovebox Notes: 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth 158 Mystery Photo: “It ain’t no thing but a Screaming Chicken Wing” 158 Comments with Your Renewal: “The best, most informative enthusiasts’ classic-car mag” 160 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 164 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 20 Sports Car Market Courtesy of J. Bushnell Photography

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin From Acquiring to Collecting I have made no small number of good, bad, ugly — and just plain stupid — car buys over the past few years CSi, the Range Rover Classic and more. Each has offered something interesting, and each has taught me something about the manufacturer’s philosophy of motoring. It’s also no secret that my home base for collecting has always been Alfa Romeo. I got my first Alfa when I was 18 years old, and I’ve had one ever since. Sometime last year, I got tired of playing the field. Partially it was “refurbishment fatigue,” in that each new car from a different marque meant creating a whole new network of parts suppliers and specialists to get them running properly. Nearly every sports car that is 40 or more years old has a host of needs that will be expensive to fix. Heater fans need to blow, wipers to wipe, and lights to light. Suspension bushings are always worn out. But even as I became an expert in spewing cash to turn badly maintained cars into drivers, I began to wonder why I was messing around with all of these different marques instead of attending to my fascination with Alfa Romeo. Every collector has the car that hits his hot spot; for Always Looking For Another I ’ve never counted the number of cars that have passed through my garage over the past four decades, but they’ve numbered in the hundreds. They’ve ranged from mundane 1965 MGBs to exquisite Maserati 3500 GTs. Sometimes there have been 20 cars at my place, other times just one. Fishing for my acquisitions (I hesitate to call it collecting) has always entailed the same method. I drop a hook baited with my wallet into the eBay Motors ocean, the sea of Craigslist, the lakes of the marque forums and bulletin boards, the river of Facebook and the streams and rivulets that run through every repair shop and club meeting. Once an old car wanders along, the hook sinks in and the vehicle is mine. Miles Collier once described the theory behind my car choices as: “I’ve never owned one, I can afford it and it’s red.” When I bought and sold cars for a living, circa 1988–91, I was put- ting about 30 used — and often decrepit — sports cars a month into containers here in Portland bound for Holland, Germany, England, Italy and Japan. I liked all the cars, but I liked the money I made on each deal even more. The market was buoyant, and I could barely keep up with orders from my overseas clients. Buying and selling for a living gave me an insight into the col- lector-car world that has proven invaluable as Sports Car Market has developed. Why? The mindset of someone who has to make a profit to pay the rent is very different from someone who is buying the Ferrari Lusso of his dreams — and paying with discretionary funds. From business to pleasure But my day job for the past 25 years has been helping to develop SCM — and now American Car Collector magazine as well. However, my trolling with my line of credit has continued, and SCM readers know there has been no shortage of good, bad, ugly — and just plain stupid — car buys over the past few years. I have been very aggressive about seeking out new experiences, hence cars like the Mercedes 220S, the Saab Sonnett, the BMW 633 22 some it is Auburn Boattails, for others Corvette Sting Rays, and for 39 privileged collectors, it is Ferrari GTOs. I’ve owned my Sea Gray (grigio mare) 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce for more than 25 years, and it was time for it to have some stable mates from the same era. Over the past two years, I’ve added a 1967 GTV, a 1958 Sprint Veloce and a 1967 Giulia Super to the collection. And I do think I can call this a collection. These are the Alfas that had a duckling imprint on me when I was in my formative car years. Further, I have a terrific support group. I know the restorers and the parts suppliers who can get me exactly what I need, and they include Bill Gillham, Conrad Stevenson, Nasko, Jon Norman, Matt Jones, Joe Cabibbo and Tom Black among others. I can drive Alfas of this era reasonably well — I used to vintage- race a 1958 Spider Veloce I bought from John Ireland with some success. The GTV and the Super have back seats, so I can take 6-year-old Bradley with me on trips. Narrowing the field? Have I progressed — or regressed — to a single-marque focus? Not exactly. Late at night, if you listen closely, you can hear our exNed Scudder BMW 2002 tii challenging the GTV to a few hot laps of Laguna Seca. And I’m sure there will be other stray dogs, aka overlooked treasures, that fall to my baited hooks — witness the “Renntransporter Blue” ex-California Melee 1960 Mercedes 190B that somehow snuck into a slot when I wasn’t looking. However, I think the core of the collection — and Miles, I am try- ing to be all grown up and act like a serious collector when I say this — will stay. There is just one more Alfa I’d like to have, a 1967 Duetto upgraded to 2-liter hot-rod specs, and then I’m done. Really. Is there more satisfaction in having a cohesive logic behind this grouping? I can’t say for sure, but I do know there is much less collective grief, fewer dead-ends when it comes to parts, not so many problems with getting them to run right, and fewer Internet searches to find obscure bits of information. It’s only taken me 40 years and several hundred cars to get to this spot of collecting quietude. But between you and me, I’m not quite ready to completely reel in the hooks. Donald Osborne just mentioned that he knows of a Lancia Fulvia Zagato about to come up for sale. I’ve never owned one, it’s within my budget — and of course, it’s red. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Mecum — Dallas 2013 Where: Dallas, TX When: September 4–7 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 775/1,217 cars sold / $31m More than 1,200 collector cars crossed the block at last year’s Dallas sale. This year, the highlights include a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie convertible, a 1957 Chevrolet “Airbox” Corvette, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16 and a 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible. Bonhams — Beaulieu Autojumble Where: Beaulieu, U.K. When: September 7 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 76/105 cars sold / $3.5m The Beaulieu Autojumble is famous for being Europe’s largest outdoor sale of the year. It takes place at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum. This year’s early highlights are a 1931 Lagonda 3-Liter tourer, a replica 1912 Sunbeam Coupe De L’Auto, an 1899 Hurth and a 1937 Alvis 4.3 drophead coupe. RM — Automobiles of London Where: London, U.K. When: September 8–9 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 76/91 cars sold / $22.4m RM expands their annual London sale to two days this year. Headliners include the functional submarine car used in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me,” built at a stated cost of over $100k (equivalent to a half-million dollars today); a 1955 Jaguar D-type; an exCarroll Shelby/Jim Hall Maserati 250S; an ex-Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61 “Birdcage;” an ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Le Mans Ferrari 275 GTB/C; and an ex-Works Le Mans Porsche 904/6. Bonhams — Goodwood Revival Where: Sussex, U.K. When: September 14 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 65/86 cars sold / $20.1m The Goodwood Revival is one of the most important vintage motoring events in the world, and Bonhams is a founding sponsor. This year, Bonhams offers one of the most charismatic of all great pre-war Grand Prix racing cars — the 26 1957 Chevrolet “Airbox” Corvette at Mecum Dallas Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. AUGUST 1–3—AUCTIONS AMERICA Burbank, CA 3—SILVER Shelton, WA 3–4—SILVERSTONE Cheshire, U.K. 8–10—MECUM Walworth, WI 8–10—BARRETTJACKSON Reno, NV 9–10—VICARI New Orleans, LA 9–10—B&T SPECIALTY Reno, NV 10—COYS Nürburgring, DEU 16—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 15–17—MECUM Monterey, CA 15–17—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 16–17—RM Monterey, CA 16–18—MIDAMERICA Pebble Beach, CA 17—CHEFFINS Harrogate, U.K. 17–18—GOODING & CO. Pebble Beach, CA 24–25—SILVERSTONE Hampshire, U.K. 29–SEP 1—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 31—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 31–SEP 1—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 31–SEP 1—LUCKY Tacoma, WA SEPTEMBER 4–7—MECUM Dallas, TX 7—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 8–9—RM London, U.K. 14—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 14—VANDERBRINK Donnelly, MN All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. 14—MIDAMERICA Del Mar, CA 17—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 20–21—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 23—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 25—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 26–28—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 26–28—RUSSO AND STEELE Las Vegas, NV 27–28—SILVER Portland, OR 28—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Austin, TX 28–29—VANDERBRINK Pierce, NE OCTOBER 3–4—AUCTIONS AMERICA Carlisle, PA 7—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 10–11—RM Hershey, PA 10–12—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 11—BONHAMS Brussels, BEL 12—COYS Ascot, U.K. 12—J. WOOD & CO. Birmingham, AL 16—H&H Duxford, U.K. 18–19—BRANSON Branson, MO 19—CHEFFINS Cambridge, U.K. 19—HIGGENBOTHAM Lakeland, FL 20—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 20—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 21—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 26—THEODORE BRUCE Melbourne, AUS 29—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 30—H&H Buxton, U.K. Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1935 supercharged Alfa Romeo 8C 3500, campaigned when new by Alfa’s proxy factory team, the celebrated Scuderia Ferrari, and driven by none other than the legendary Tazio Nuvolari (Bonhams estimate: $8.2m– $9.7m). Dan Kruse Classics — Hill Country Classic Where: Austin, TX When: September 28 More: www.dankruseclassics.com Last year: 58/174 cars sold / $3.2m The annual Hill Country Classic Car Auction sees about 180 consignments each year. For 2013, the entire 24-vehicle collection from the estate of William Addison will sell without reserve. Notable highlights from the Addison Collection include a 1922 Stutz Bearcat Model KLDH roadster, 1923 Stutz Speedway Four 4DH roadster, a 1928 Packard 5th Series 526 dual-windshield phaeton, a 1931 Packard 833 dual-windshield phaeton and a 1936 Packard Super Eight 1404 rumbleseat coupe. Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas Where: Las Vegas, NV When: Sept 26–28 More: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 523/524 cars sold / $22.8m Barrett-Jackson’s sixth annual Las Vegas sale will feature a 1941 Lincoln Model K convertible, a 1948 Packard Series 22 woodie, a 1953 Packard Caribbean convertible and a variety of selections from the William Munday Collection. This sale also begins the hype for Arizona in January, with an advanced preview of upcoming Salon Collection consignments. Russo and Steele — Las Vegas 2013 Where: Las Vegas, NV 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino at Russo and Steele Las Vegas When: September 26–28 More: www.russoandsteele.com A 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino headlines Russo and Steele’s inaugural Las Vegas sale. Just two owners from new, and in the same ownership for the past 28 years, the Dino has been driven only 24,100 miles and includes original books and warranty card in original leather pouch, plus a complete set of original tools and service records dating to 1985. Silver — Portland 2013 Where: Portland, OR When: September 27–28 Last year: 113/190 cars sold / $1.2m James Bond’s functional Lotus Esprit submarine from “The Spy Who Loved Me” at RM London This twice-annual sale is one of the only recurring collector-car auctions in the Pacific Northwest, and it takes place just 20 minutes from SCM World Headquarters — so you’re sure to see some SCM staffers kicking tires. It’s a great place to score a cool, affordable cruiser. Last year, sold prices averaged about $9k. VanDerBrink — Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction Where: Pierce, NE When: When: September 28–29 More: www.vanderbrink.com When Ray P. Lambrecht closed his Nebraska Chevrolet dealership in 1996, he simply left the decades of amassed inventory locked inside. Now the collection of more than 500 time-capsule cars is being offered at auction — including 50 cars still on MSO and showing fewer than 10 miles. With a huge amount of outside media interest and barn-find fever in full swing, the event is shaping up to be a blockbuster. ♦ 1936 Packard Super Eight 1404 rumbleseat coupe at Dan Kruse Austin 28 1948 Packard Series 22 woodie at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. The Colorado Grand Events ■ To be defined as the world’s greatest celebration of classic cars, an event must feature a parade, two auctions, a beer tent, food, music and three museums along with a car show. That is exactly what the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival does during the Labor Day weekend of August 29 through September 1. Dozens of events are scheduled, and, you guessed it, most of them celebrate Auburn, Cord or Duesenberg cars. www.acdfestival. org (IN) ■ The LeMay — America’s Car Museum is the perfect home of the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance on September 8. This is the 11th anniversary of the Kirkland Concours.. The three-day Tour d’Elegance starts on September 5, and drivers will explore some of best backroads in Washington and British Columbia. A one-day Tour d’Jour is scheduled to leave the LeMay on September 6 for a day of driving over 100 miles of roads in western Washington. Publisher Keith Martin will return as the emcee of this grand event. Adult admission is $30, students $15; ages 6 and younger are admitted free. www.lemaymuseum.org (WA) ■ The Oregon Festival of Cars celebrates its 18th birthday with a move to the beautiful Broken Top Club golf course in Bend. The festival, known for its relaxed, fun atmosphere, opens to the public at 10 a.m. on September 14. This year’s festival will celebrate 50 years of the Porsche 911 and Lamborghini; the 60th anniversary of Corvette; and 100 years of Aston Martin. The weekend ends on a perfect note with the September 15 Sunday Dash, a fun drive through Central Oregon on lightly traveled roads. www.oregonfestivalofcars.com (OR) ■ The 25th Annual Colo- rado Grand will take a happy crew of gearheads over 1,000 miles of roads through the Rocky Mountains from September 16 to 21. Publisher Keith Martin will be at the event this year. This year’s Colorado Grand starts and finishes in Vail and is for distinctive sports and race cars built before 1961. About 85 car/driver teams participate, and the event raises more than $300,000 for Colorado charities. www.co1000. com (CO) ■ The St. Michael Concours 1969 Lamborghini Miura S at the 2012 Kirkland Concours 30 d’Elegance will celebrate its seventh year on September 29. This year, the star cars are coachbuilt automobiles and other significant award-winning motorcars from the Golden Age of Motoring. A unique collection of sports cars and racers from 1948 through 1962 and wood-bodied cars up to 1953 also will decorate the show field at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge. General admission is $35. www. smcde.org (MD) ♦ Sports Car Market

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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The automobile obsession hasn’t waned since. He specializes in ACD automobiles and 1930s–60s Mercedes, and his personal collection includes a factory NASCAR-spec 1961 Chrysler 300G code-281 coupe and a 1930 Cord L-29. He resides in Connecticut with his wife, Jessica, and three children, serves on the advisory board for LeMay — America’s Car Museum, and manages collections for several private clients. John has traveled all over the world to buy, sell and report on collector cars as an SCM Auction Analyst. In this issue, his coverage of the Bonhams Greenwich auction starts on p. 92. 32 ALEX HOFBERG, SCM Contributor, is the owner of Watchworks Inc., a fine-watch and jewelry shop he founded in 1991 in Portland, OR. Hofberg is a recognized expert in the field of collectible and modern watches, and he also does repair work, which gives him an intimate familiarity with these diminutive machines both inside and out. He is a member of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Hofberg well understands the dual collector mentality with regard to watches and sports cars, as he is afflicted with his own wild enthusiasm for both. This month, he examines the new, Detroit-manufactured Shinola watches in his regular Time Pieces column on p. 42. DONALD OSBORNE, SCM Contributing Editor, lives for old cars — especially, but not exclusively, those of odd European variety. He has been a longtime contributing editor and auction analyst for SCM. He is co-host of Velocity’s “What’s My Car Worth?” TV show, and his writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, Hagerty’s Magazine, Art & Antiques, BusinessWeek Online, the Wall Street Journal Online and Road & Track. He appraises and consults on collector cars through his company Automotive Valuation Services. Check out which Affordable Classic cars he would like to buy in Monterey on p. 48 and don’t miss his look at a 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder on p. 78.

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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com As a diehard Etceterini lover and owner of a similar car, I fully agree with Donald’s assessment of how beautiful the car is in the flesh Monster Moretti To the Editor: I read with great interest Donald Osborne’s write-up on the Moretti 750 GS (August 2013, Etceterini Profile, p. 60) that RM sold at Villa Erba. It was a crazy weekend, and I feel very sorry for not being able to meet Donald in person, but let us hope that we shall finally manage to meet next year. I would like to share some info on 1290S, and I believe that what I’m about to share is “common knowledge” in the very limited Etceterini world. 1290S was indeed nicely restored, but other than that, the car had no history and regretfully, it had gotten a new chassis during its extensive restoration in Holland some years back. Also, most of its body was practically made new, and of course, its engine was not the original to the chassis. Interestingly, it is the engine originally fitted to my car, Chassis 1294S. So, other than a lovely assembly of period parts, this car had very little else in terms of historical existence, and I think this was the main reason that the price achieved was indeed on the low side. And 38 this was again the case with this particular car when it was once sold by RM in Monte Carlo. As a diehard Etceterini lover and owner of a similar car, I fully agree with Donald’s assessment of how beautiful the car is in the flesh. I dare say that, to my eyes, this car is by far Michelotti’s most important, influential and prettiest design, and it ranks very high in my hierarchy of the prettiest coupes ever made — regardless of size, period built or make. As for my car, Donald is very right in saying that it does sound very loud on YouTube (trust me, I was inside!). But they are not all like that. My car has been a full-blown race car all its life, and I believe it is the only one of all surviving examples with period and modern racing history. The car has been restored as a pure racer, and the engine has been dynoed to produce 82 horsepower at 8,500 rpm. It has no exhaust system at all, so yes, it is very loud and rough, but this is exactly what I love about it. To me, having a “comfortable” classic car never made any sense, since this is the reason why we are forced to live with new cars! I want my cars to be rough and ready, and every drive, as small or long it may be, to be a noteworthy motoring experience. And in my world, Etceterinis are some of the very few cars out there that can claim such thrills. — Alex Vazeos, Rabid Etceterino, Athens, Greece Colin Comer kudos To Keith Martin: I am so impressed and ap- preciative of the all-star lineup of writers you have at SCM and American Car Collector. How else can an enthusiast in Kansas or Germany get firsthand information from respected knowledgeable, experiencebased columnists? I assume the circulation for SCM is greater than ACC, and that the SCMers are more diverse collectors than the ACC subscribers. In some instances, you have the same contributors for both magazines, which is good. I believe SCMers could benefit greatly from Colin Comer’s ACC articles. His writing is knowledge-based and refreshingly candid, interspersed with occasional humor. I am sending this email because of two very helpful articles by Colin which SCMers missed, and some personal experience. I am referring to the article about optimizing your car in ACC (ACC March/ April 2013 p. 40) and then the follow-up which I received in the mail today in ACC (ACC July/August, p. 38). I have copied that article and forwarded it to several shops I use — and the McPherson College Auto Restoration program. I also have two real-world experiences to share. When you and Wendie drove CSX2181 on the Cobra tour, the car was relatively new to me. You noticed — and were kind to tell me about — some of the issues you found with the car. Upon returning home, I had some work done locally that was of help, but I knew that it needed more. I sent it to Colin. He knows Cobras, and his process made a big difference in the car’s drivability and safety. Last September, I invited Colin to be my co-driver on the Colorado Grand in CSX2181. This was the one year that they allowed 289 Cobras to participate in recognition of their anniversary. During the event, my car was driven by another Cobra owner Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read 356 Registry ............................................... 142 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ......................... 136 Antique Auto Restoration .......................... 134 Artcurial ................................................. 10–11 Aston Martin of New England ................... 141 Aston Martin Select Dealers ........................ 37 Aston Martin the Americas .......................... 97 Auctions America ....................................... 8–9 Automobilia Monterey ............................... 163 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 163 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 153 B R M North America .................................. 99 Barrett-Jackson ...................................... 33, 83 Bennett Law Office .................................... 144 Best Cars Shop.com ................................... 102 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 162 Black Bart’s Emporium .............................. 142 Black Horse Garage ................................... 154 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ................. 70 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance ............. 115 Bonhams / SF ....................... 23, 24–25, 29, 31 Branson Collector Car Auction .................... 77 Canepa ........................................................ 123 Carlisle Events ............................................. 36 Carrera Motors ............................................. 68 Carriage House Motor Cars ................... 12–13 Cars, Inc. .................................................... 119 Chequered Flag International ..................... 155 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 45 Classic Showcase ......................................... 95 CMC Classic Model Cars .......................... 157 Collector Studio ......................................... 169 Continental AutoSports ............................. 167 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 140 Cosdel .......................................................... 46 Credit Suisse .............................................. 105 Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance ......... 76 Dan Kruse Classics ...................................... 47 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars .............. 163 Driversource Houston LLC .......... 65, 103, 149 European Collectibles ................................ 136 Exotic Classics ........................................... 150 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 157 Ferrari Financial Services ............................ 70 Forza Motors .............................................. 151 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 163 Going To The Sun Rally .............................. 69 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 GP Enterprises ............................................ 142 Grand Prix Classics - La Jolla CA ............. 145 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 141 GTC .............................................................. 56 Guild of Automotive Restorers .................. 144 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 159 Hahn and Woodward .................................. 139 Hamann Classic Cars ..................................111 Heacock Classic .......................................... 61 Healey Lane ............................................... 153 Heritage Classics ........................................ 107 Hollywood Wheels Inc........................... 88–89 Hyman, LTD .............................................. 127 Intercity Lines .............................................. 51 Intero Real Estate Services- Carmel, CA ... 151 Islay Events ................................................ 145 JC Taylor ...................................................... 93 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 163 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 161 John R. Olson Inc. ........................................ 34 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 134 Keeneland Concour D’Elegance ................ 147 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................. 155 Kidston ......................................................... 19 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance .................... 54 L.A. Prep ........................................................ 6 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ............... 146 Louisville Concours d’Elegance .................. 16 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ................... 137 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 122 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ........... 113 Maserati North America ............................. 172 Mercedes Classic Center .............................. 53 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 125 Mid America Auctions ................................. 67 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ...................... 140 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 169 Motorcar Gallery ........................................ 123 P21S® Ad Index You Write We Read I quickly found out that when you’re in for a penny with such a restoration, you’re in for a pound who was very impressed with its road manners. He said, “I want my Cobra to drive like this one.” That car is now in Colin’s shop. This past weekend, a 1965 Shelby GT350 was delivered to Salina. After purchase, it went first to Colin’s shop. Once again, simple, commonsense procedures from his experience put right what others had not over the years. The result is a fabulous driving experience. The following phrase came to my mind: “Its beauty is its simplicity and its simplicity is its beauty.” The two above experiences are ......................................................... 159 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............. 109 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance .............. 14 Paramount Classic Cars ............................. 135 Park Place LTD ............................................ 35 Park Place LTD ............................................ 39 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 143 Premier Financial Services ........................ 171 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc..................... 131 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 21 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 41 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 91 RKM Collector Car Auctions ....................... 71 RM Auctions .............................................. 4–5 RM Auctions Ltd............................................ 7 Road Scholars .............................................. 62 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 167 Russo & Steele LLC .............................. 55, 57 SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar ............. 152 Scuderia Parts ............................................. 156 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 43 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 147 Suixtil USA .................................................. 59 Swissvax USA, LLC .................................... 63 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T. Rutlands ................................................. 101 Team Whiteside / Coldwell Banker ........... 156 The Auto Collections ................................. 117 The Driven Man ......................................... 143 The Stable, Ltd. .......................................... 121 V8TV Productions Inc. .............................. 133 Vicari Auctions ........................................... 129 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 149 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 162 Waterfront Automobili Inc. ........................ 142 Worldwide Group ......................................... 15 Worldwide Group ......................................... 17 Zymol Florida .............................................. 49 40 similar to your “Shifting Gears” column regarding John Draneas’ XKE (SCM August 2013, p. 20). Living in Salina, KS, has its advantages; however, virtually all of my car service work is done out of town. I believe the most prudent investment I can make is in transportation. Send the car to a shop with experience and integrity. Keith, I do not know what your policy is regarding running duplicate articles, but I think the ACC Optimization articles would certainly apply to your SCM readers. I will mention another topic of concern. We are losing the mechanics who knew the 1950s and 1960s cars when they were new. Too many hobbyists are ignorant — through no fault of their own — of how a vintage car should handle. Too often, the average hobbyist will accept seized springs, worn-out shocks, vague steering and marginal brakes as “That’s the way they were.” For example, a 1950 Mercury or a 1965 Mustang will normally offer acceptable hobby use without resorting to a Mustang II front end and a tilt steering column. As an example, I have a 1955 Chrysler C-300. They had a strange dual-shoe arrangement in the front. Thankfully, there is a retired gentleman who could oversee rebuilding of the brakes. Without his knowledge, the brakes could be marginal at best and possibly unsafe. Now that they are properly adjusted with the right composition on the brake shoes, they work very well. This leads me back to optimization. Even if you do not have firsthand seat time, experienced shops working with factory components and appropriate upgrades such as shocks, radial tires and better brake material compounds will increase the driving pleasure and safety of the car. — Roger Morrison, Salina, KS Suck it up, Draneas! To the Editor: I loved the column on John Draneas’ 1963 Jaguar E-type (August 2013, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). As you correctly observe, $30k is barely a bump in the road. Several years ago, I bought a 1963 E-type with 88,000 miles, intending to make it a driver. It sat in my garage for several years before I decided, in the words of Nike, to “Just do It.” It was fun to drive, but I always held my breath. Deciding to do a minor restoration, I quickly found out that when you’re in for a penny with such a restoration, you’re in for a pound. Fourteen months and a few pennies less than $100k later, I have a spectacular car and, frankly, I couldn’t be happier. Essentially, a frame-off restoration has given me a Series 1 red roadster that turns more heads, runs better and is more fun to drive than most of the other two dozen vehicles I own. My advice to John is suck it up and just do it! He will never regret it. — Mark Dombroff, McLean, VA Clarification SCMer Ed Flavin contacted us with some additional information concerning the Lancia Fulvia Rallye sold during Bonhams’ Paris sale on February 7. We profiled the sale in the July 2013 Race Profile on p. 62. Specifically, Flavin expressed his opinion that this car should be considered a “Works replica” rather than a period factory-built competition car. We passed Flavin’s concerns on to Bonhams. Bonhams has been in touch with the buyer of the car, who has confirmed that he is happy with the car and was aware of what he was buying — a wellexecuted and useable replica of a Fulvia Works rally car at a fraction of the price of the original item. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Shinola: A Detroit Watchmaker One hundred years ago, there were at lea watchmakers in the United States. These U.S.pieces ranged from the lowest-cost “Dollar” wat at Westclox and Ingersoll to ultra-premium watc the Hamilton Watch Company and the E. Howar Co. And then there were none.... Although there are a couple of small opera that would like to reclaim a slice of the watch m ket for the United States, none has so compelling a story or comprehensive and affordable product li as the recently launched Shinola brand. From its home in the Motor City — Detroi MI — a Mecca of American industrial design an manufacturing, Shinola has tapped the rich histo of the location and an eager and available work fo Working in conjunction with the College Of C Studies and housed in their historic landmark b The Argonaut, which was originally a Genera facility, Shinola has recently introduced a line of m women’s watches, high-quality leather goods and b All the products carry the sheen of obvious m tured quality — and an industrial art-school aest The bran Details Production date: 2013 Best place to wear one: To the Farmers Market while riding your matching Shinola “Bixby” bicycle Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.shinola.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Tee Time It’s the season for short sleeves — show your roots with these old-school tees! Live-Vint creates classic logos of yes as well as edgy, auto-inspi designs with a twist. Prod in Los Angeles. $12–$20 f Pieces by Alex Hofberg Shinola: A Detroit Watchmaker One hundred years ago, there were at lea watchmakers in the United States. These U.S.- pieces ranged from the lowest-cost “Dollar” wat at Westclox and Ingersoll to ultra-premium watc the Hamilton Watch Company and the E. Howar Co. And then there were none.... Although there are a couple of small opera that would like to reclaim a slice of the watch m ket for the United States, none has so compelling a story or comprehensive and affordable product li as the recently launched Shinola brand. From its home in the Motor City — Detroi MI — a Mecca of American industrial design an manufacturing, Shinola has tapped the rich histo of the location and an eager and available work fo Working in conjunction with the College Of C Studies and housed in their historic landmark b The Argonaut, which was originally a Genera facility, Shinola has recently introduced a line of m women’s watches, high-quality leather goods and b All the products carry the sheen of obvious m tured quality — and an industrial art-school aest The bran Details Production date: 2013 Best place to wear one: To the Farmers Market while riding your matching Shinola “Bixby” bicycle Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.shinola.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Tee Time It’s the season for short sleeves — show your roots with these old-school tees! Live-Vint creates classic logos of yes as well as edgy, auto-inspi designs with a twist. Prod in Los Angeles. $12–$20 f Lock Lock it Up and Walk Away Say you’re enjoying some top-down motoring in your Ferrari 308. You stop for lunch, parking on a precariously steep hill. As you exit the car, your mind starts to wonder: What if someone just reaches in and takes the car out of gear? Alleviate that fear with the Gate Vault shifter lock. It installs in five seconds and requires no modifications. Machined from solid aluminum. Fits all 5-speed Ferraris. $129.95–$169.95 from www.ItalianCarParts.com © is best): eces by Alex Hofberg Shinola: A Detroit Watchmaker One hundred years ago, there were at lea watchmakers in the United States. These U.S.- pieces ranged from the lowest-cost “Dollar” wat at Westclox and Ingersoll to ultra-premium watc the Hamilton Watch Company and the E. Howar Co. And then there were none.... Although there are a couple of small opera that would like to reclaim a slice of the watch m ket for the United States, none has so compelling a story or comprehensive and affordable product li as the recently launched Shinola brand. From its home in the Motor City — Detroi MI — a Mecca of American industrial design an manufacturing, Shinola has tapped the rich histo of the location and an eager and available work fo Working in conjunction with the College Of C Studies and housed in their historic landmark b The Argonaut, which was originally a Genera facility, Shinola has recently introduced a line of m women’s watches, high-quality leather goods and b All the products carry the sheen of obvious m tured quality — and an industrial art-school aest The bran Details Production date: 2013 Best place to wear one: To the Farmers Market while riding your matching Shinola “Bixby” bicycle Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.shinola.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Tee Time It’s the season for short sleeves — show your roots with these old-school tees! Live-Vint creates classic logos of yes as well as edgy, auto-inspi designs with a twist. Prod in Los Angeles. $12–$20 f Lock it Up and Walk Away Say you’re enjoying some top-down motoring in your Ferrari 308. You stop for lunch, parking on a precariously steep hill. As you exit the car, your mind starts to wonder: What if someone just reaches in and takes the car out of gear? Alleviate that fear with the Gate Vault shifter lock. It installs in five seconds and requires no modifications. Machined from solid aluminum. Fits all 5-speed Ferraris. $129.95–$169.95 from www.ItalianCarParts.com © is best): Shinola Shinola became p American lexicon around the time of World War II, when someone coined the phrase, “You don’t know **** from Shinola,” which many people have forgotten was originally a brand of shoe polish that vanished during the 1970s. The story goes that a disgruntled private did not use shoe polish on the general’s boots, proving his point. One of the fascinating aspects of watch line is — for the first time in history — a ment manufacturer, Ronda, set up a production y line in the United States. A Detroit work force ained to operate and assemble the movements he watches. are four models currently in production from a: e Runwell, with a robust 47 mm round watch e. The Brakeman, which features a cushion- shaped case and a round dial. The Wabash and the Birdy, which are scaled nd designed for women, with much narrower aps. All of the watches use the Detroit-built movement l have an inset on the back of the case that shows vidual number. Interestingly, the watch guarans a beautifully forged and stamped metal card ays the watch’s serial number and the name of an who built it. Most watches are equipped with p that is locally sourced from one of America’s ries, Horween of Chicago. o Shinola’s website is, like the rest of the brand, e Pieces by Alex Hofberg Shinola: A Detroit Watchmaker One hundred years ago, there were at lea watchmakers in the United States. These U.S.- pieces ranged from the lowest-cost “Dollar” wat at Westclox and Ingersoll to ultra-premium watc the Hamilton Watch Company and the E. Howar Co. And then there were none.... Although there are a couple of small opera that would like to reclaim a slice of the watch m ket for the United States, none has so compelling a story or comprehensive and affordable product li as the recently launched Shinola brand. From its home in the Motor City — Detroi MI — a Mecca of American industrial design an manufacturing, Shinola has tapped the rich histo of the location and an eager and available work fo Working in conjunction with the College Of C Studies and housed in their historic landmark b The Argonaut, which was originally a Genera facility, Shinola has recently introduced a line of m women’s watches, high-quality leather goods and b All the products carry the sheen of obvious m tured quality — and an industrial art-school aest The bran Details Production date: 2013 Best place to wear one: To the Farmers Market while riding your matching Shinola “Bixby” bicycle Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.shinola.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Tee Time It’s the season for short sleeves — show your roots with these old-school tees! Live-Vint creates classic logos of yes as well as edgy, auto-inspi designs with a twist. Prod in Los Angeles. $12–$20 f Lock it Up and Walk Away Say you’re enjoying some top-down motoring in your Ferrari 308. You stop for lunch, parking on a precariously steep hill. As you exit the car, your mind starts to wonder: What if someone just reaches in and takes the car out of gear? Alleviate that fear with the Gate Vault shifter lock. It installs in five seconds and requires no modifications. Machined from solid aluminum. Fits all 5-speed Ferraris. $129.95–$169.95 from www.ItalianCarParts.com © is best): Shinola became p American lexicon around the time of World War II, when someone coined the phrase, “You don’t know **** from Shinola,” which many people have forgotten was originally a brand of shoe polish that vanished during the 1970s. The story goes that a disgruntled private did not use shoe polish on the gen- eral’s boots, proving his point. One of the fascinating aspects of watch line is — for the first time in history — a ment manufacturer, Ronda, set up a production y line in the United States. A Detroit work force ained to operate and assemble the movements he watches. are four models currently in production from a: e Runwell, with a robust 47 mm round watch e. The Brakeman, which features a cushion- shaped case and a round dial. The Wabash and the Birdy, which are scaled nd designed for women, with much narrower aps. All of the watches use the Detroit-built movement l have an inset on the back of the case that shows vidual number. Interestingly, the watch guaran- s a beautifully forged and stamped metal card ays the watch’s serial number and the name of an who built it. Most watches are equipped with p that is locally sourced from one of America’s ries, Horween of Chicago. o Shinola’s website is, like the rest of the brand, ned ned on the home page is a message that they are sold out — with an invitation to join their newsletter, which will alert customers when products are available. The Shinola story is told in a compelling manner, highlighting the notion of Detroit-based industrial production. The most interesting part of the website is “The Journal,” which includes background information on all of their manufacturing partners. There are also portrait-like photos of the actual craftspeople involved in all stages of the work, including even the woodworking firm that does their casework. With retail pricing starting around $495 and topping out under $700, the message is that this is a watch for the urban chic masses rather than the unwashed ones. Before installation 42 After installation Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Maserati 300S 1958 Le Mans car From 1955 through 1958, Maserati produced a total of 28 300S sports racers, of which there were three notable body styles. The 1955 race season was spent debugging these cars, but in 1956, Maserati came on strong, racking up numerous overall wins — including the Nürburgring 1000 — with their well-sorted 300S racers. They almost won the World Sportscar Championship title that year, only to lose out to Ferrari by a very small margin. There is no denying that any 300S is a great all-round sports racing car — and they’re easy on the eyes too. In the January 2013 issue of SCM (p.28), I re- viewed a model of the restored non-liveried version of this car from CMC. This new, limited-edition, 1:18-scale Le Mans race version, again from CMC, is an exceptionally stunning model. The specific car replicated is Chassis 3066 as raced — and DNF — at Le Mans 1958. Overall, CMC really nailed it this car, producing an extremely accurate model with few mistakes. CMC has nearly perfected the art of excellent fit and finish for mass-produced diecast models, and this one does not disappoint. The overall level is superb. Only two of the velocity stacks were slightly askew on my sample, which is not typical of what most collectors will receive. The mirror-like, hand-rubbed paint finish shows off perfectly under any light — and it is more appropriate for Pebble Beach than the race track. All CMC models are composed of an amazing amount of parts, and this baby has somewhere shy of 2,000, many of which you will appreciate if you set aside a block of time to examine this model. The front wheels are poseable, all four knockoff spinners and wheels are removable, and the doors open — as does the fender mounted vent in front of the driver. The leather tonneau cover is removable, and so are the front and rear body panels covering the engine and rear compartment. To lift off the front and rear panels, you’ll first need to undo the functional leather straps and buckles, and then turn each of the hinged spring loaded latches. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Faster! A Racer’s Diary By Jackie Stewart and Peter Manso; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 240 pages, $37.42, Amazon While standing with a friend and motorsports book seller at his tent during a recent vintage weekend, out of the corner of my eye I saw what I thought was another old friend. I wasn’t sure at first, but after turning a few pages I knew I had to buy another copy of Faster! In a marketplace full of hugely expensive and insanely perfect coffee table books (yes, it’s a metaphor for the current collector environment) it was good to see not just a bargain, but an underappreciated relic from the past. I walked happily away with a barn/table find, more attune to how it felt to hold instead of thinking how I can make a profit. And that was before re-reading it. Faster! was one of the important books about racing, coming out at a time when Jackie Stewart was as big as Joe Namath. Now, 40 years later, as the Jackie Show goes on too long with the plaid pants and a tired act reeking of parody, you should read his seminal book again — from the days when he was at the center of Formula One. Written during the “off” year of 1970, after his first world championship and before winning again, Faster! chronicles not just the difficult season, but puts you inside Stewart’s head, and heart. As it starts, his good friend Jim Clark has died, bringing introspection to Jackie and his wife. As it ends, so do the lives of two more drivers he was close to: Jochen Rindt and Piers Courage. It was a year that sharpened Stewart’s focus on safety, which frankly changed motorsports in a good way. It also details how Stewart approached driving a race car, how smoothness and slowing things down was the way to go fast. Stewart and co-author 44 Peter Manso manage to communicate those approaches in an almost sensual way. It’s also a detailed look inside the business that was Formula One at that time, about the deal-making, the personalities and realities of a gypsy business. The fact that Stewart attacked all aspects of the job (especially giving sponsors what hey needed) as much as the driving stood in sharp ontrast to his competitors, and surely changed the usiness as much as the safety changes he pushed. Like any old friend, it was great to see Faster! again, not just for the prose but for the memories attached to the book I consumed so long ago. Provenance: Stewart and Peter Manso, a writer and college professor, opened up Stewart’s diary, which becomes a window on one of the great drivers as he faces a year of tragedy and selfexamination. Fit and finish: Don’t expect much more than traditional 1970s publishing, with a few sections of badly printed black and white images, surrounded by text. But, ah, the text. ... Drivability: Stewart, at the time, was a different breed of driver, as focused on PR as driving, and you could argue this was what set him apart from others who were as good in a car. The open, emotional nature makes Faster! a special racing book. ♦ Sports Car Market The separate gas and oil caps also flip open. The tires are different from the Dunlops on the restored version, as the Le Mans car rides on Pirelli Stelvio tires that have been modeled in two slightly different sizes with correct markings on their sidewalls. Correct for this car at Le Mans, the left-side exhaust pipe is a beauty, differing completely from the one on the restored ver- sion. The added front outboard-mounted lights and brackets are beautifully executed. Want a little more detail? Then you can also buy the separate models of the rolling chassis and the engine. Quibbles? A few. Aside from some of the engine bay wiring and too-shiny cockpit floor finish, the model for some odd reason has two round red ID lights near each door that were never on this car at Le Mans. That’s a bit of an oops. This model is hard to fault, and some may think I’m just impossible to please — really I’m not — but my biggest complaint is the choice of particular car. Chassis 3066 never won a race, and in its one Le Mans run it was a DNF. I don’t understand why this car was chosen over other 300S Maseratis with better race records. However, here it comes: If you buy only one 1:18-scale model of a vintage racing car this year, buy this one. It’s that good. Priced at $499. Model Details Production Date: 2013 Quantity: 3,000 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.cmcmodelcarsusa.com

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Affordable Classic Five Under-$50k Monterey Cars Bargain Hunting With Mr. Osborne Even in Monterey — where world records are routinely set — deals can be found by Donald Osborne to buy at Monterey! Now, you’ve done your homework, know exactly what it is that best Y suits your needs and scratches that special itch. There’s a clear understanding in your head that with any vintage collector car, the purchase price is only one component of immediate costs — and that a full service is not really an option but a requirement. Speaking of finances, when your friends learn of your project, they either assume that you’ve come into a sudden inheritance, were employee Number 3 at some social-media startup, or have simply decided that the kids will be happy to trade four years at Stanford for the six-week program at the Junior Missy College of Cosmetology & Dog Grooming. But, as a longtime SCM subscriber and avid reader of the auction reports, you know that even in Monterey — where world records are routinely set and the prices for some cars enter the eight-digit realm of fine-art prices — bargains can be found. Of course, there’s no sense in paying less for something you really don’t want — there’s no value in that. But in a quick survey of early consignments at the auctions on the Peninsula, we’ve discovered some potential budget buys sprinkled among the diamonds in the richest car auctions in the world. All these cars have pre-sale estimates below $50,000, so their new own- ers may be able to say, “Oh yes, this is the [Ferrari, Porsche, etc.] I picked up at auction in Monterey in August — and it gave me change back from $50k,” while leaning casually on the fender of their new prize and sipping coffee on a lovely fall morning. The rule I set for the list was that it shouldn’t be some obscure brand or model, just dragged from a barn/garage/bricked-up closet, offered at $30,000 and needing little more than a $200,000 restoration to be enjoyed. What we have here are well-known, popular cars with a good following, excellent club and spares support, and all enjoyable for rallying, long weekend trips and fun errand runs. Let’s go kick tires: ou’ve finally decided to take the plunge and buy a collector car at auction. But floaties and wading in the kiddie pool are not for you — you’re in with an armstand back, two somersaults, half twists in the pike position dive from the 10-meter platform. You’re going for these cars has not shown much movement in the past decade, but they remain very popular and are great examples of the kind of car you can buy, enjoy, maintain and sell without worrying if you can find a buyer. The le Classic Five Under-$50k Monterey Cars Bargain Hunting With Mr. Osborne Even in Monterey — where world records are routinely set — deals can be found by Donald Osborne to buy at Monterey! Now, you’ve done your homework, know exactly what it is that best Y suits your needs and scratches that special itch. There’s a clear understand- ing in your head that with any vintage collector car, the purchase price is only one component of immediate costs — and that a full service is not really an option but a requirement. Speaking of finances, when your friends learn of your project, they either assume that you’ve come into a sudden inheritance, were employee Number 3 at some social-media startup, or have simply decided that the kids will be happy to trade four years at Stanford for the six-week program at the Junior Missy College of Cosmetology & Dog Grooming. But, as a longtime SCM subscriber and avid reader of the auction reports, you know that even in Monterey — where world records are routinely set and the prices for some cars enter the eight-digit realm of fine-art prices — bargains can be found. Of course, there’s no sense in paying less for something you really don’t want — there’s no value in that. But in a quick survey of early consign- ments at the auctions on the Peninsula, we’ve discovered some potential budget buys sprinkled among the diamonds in the richest car auctions in the world. All these cars have pre-sale estimates below $50,000, so their new own- ers may be able to say, “Oh yes, this is the [Ferrari, Porsche, etc.] I picked up at auction in Monterey in August — and it gave me change back from $50k,” while leaning casually on the fender of their new prize and sipping coffee on a lovely fall morning. The rule I set for the list was that it shouldn’t be some obscure brand or model, just dragged from a barn/garage/bricked-up closet, offered at $30,000 and needing little more than a $200,000 restoration to be enjoyed. What we have here are well-known, popular cars with a good following, excellent club and spares support, and all enjoyable for rallying, long week- end trips and fun errand runs. Let’s go kick tires: ou’ve finally decided to take the plunge and buy a collector car at auction. But floaties and wading in the kiddie pool are not for you — you’re in with an armstand back, two somersaults, half twists in the pike position dive from the 10-meter platform. You’re going for these cars has not shown much movement in the past decade, but they remain very popular and are great examples of the kind of car you can buy, enjoy, maintain and sell without worrying if you can find a buyer. The Bonhams’ Bonhams’ 1970 Porsche 911T 2.2 Over at Bonhams at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you might take a look at a 1970 Porsche 911T 2.2. Offered at no reserve and with an estimate of $35,000–$45,000, it brings that classic early 911 motoring experience that has so captured the market and expanded the ranks of Porschephiles so dramatically in the past few years. You don’t have to splash out $100k for a 911S when a car like this will deliver much of the same for a lot less and provide a lot of smiles per mile. Yes, the marque nabobs may look down their noses at this “base” model, but there is also a lot to be said for the far less finicky nature of these lower-tuned models over their higher-strung siblings. Although they need to be driven with a bit more bellicosity, if you drive a Porsche and don’t want to “put your foot into it,” then perhaps you’ve chosen the wrong car... . Russo and Steele’s 1964 TR4 There was a time when the thought of $40k for a Triumph TR4 would Mecum’s 1955 Thunderbird From Mecum at the Hyatt Monterey comes a quintessential American star of the 1950s, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. I’ve long had a soft spot for these, as I was also launched in 1955. It’s in my favorite color, Raven Black, and nicely optioned with automatic, power steering and brakes. The market 48 have been considered ridiculous. However, recent sales have indicated that the perennial low values seen for these fun Brit sportsters have begun to change. In fact, the SCM Pocket Price Guide is due for a bit of an adjustment on these cars. Russo and Steele have a 1964 Triumph TR4 on the waterfront in Monterey that is pegged at $40,000–$50,000. Many, myself included, prefer the solid-axle TR4 to the IRS of the TR4A, and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a 1960s British roadster on the road. The sum is definitely more than its parts when it comes to these cars, and the ease with which they can be kept on the road is absurd. Their styling, by brilliant Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, is truly timeless. Sports Car Market John Hollansworth Jr., Mecum Auctions Courtesy of Russo and Steele Pawel Litwinski, Bonhams

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RM’s 1979 308 GTS Rather more expensive to maintain but offering far more neighborhood garage cachet is the no-reserve 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS from RM Auctions at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, which comes with an estimate of $30,000–$40,000. The (borrowed) transport of one Thomas S. Magnum, P.I., this model will forever be associated with a dashing young hero living an exciting life in an exotic locale. For those who drink “Old Dusseldorf” beer from a long-neck bottle as opposed to a martini, “shaken, not stirred,” this mid-engined V8 it is the perfect alternative to that six-figure 6-cylinder. The 308 is one of the most beautiful shapes to have come from Pininfarina, and the model also represents one of the few high points to come out of what was generally a grim time for interesting cars. To be able to own what is without doubt a classic model of the Fiat-era Ferrari — for Toyota money — is a situation that will not last forever. The snobs who look down on 308s will age out of the market, and a younger, less-opinionated group will come to appreciate its dynamic qualities. Gooding’s 1948 MG TC Our final pick is yet another icon, the 1948 MG TC. Acknowledged as a major contributor to the establishment of “sporty car” culture in America after World War II, the spindly pre-war design taught thousands of drivers that agility, lightness and balance could count for as much — if not more — than horsepower and “road-hugging weight.” The example at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction is said to come from long-term ownership and is available at no reserve with an estimate of $30,000–$50,000. It is certainly true that on today’s interstate highways the TC is not in its element, but as most of you who are reading this would prefer to seek out the two-lane alternatives, this MG would be a terrific companion. Just readjust your viewpoint and expectations to those of 1948 and you won’t be disappointed. Today it takes an attentive and involved driver to anticipate the require- ments of the brakes, the quality of the ride and level of power available. That doesn’t mean it all can’t be truly entertaining. Good luck in Monterey! ♦ September 2013 49 Pawel Litwinski, RM Auctions Mike Maez, Gooding & Company

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Legal Files John Draneas Tax Liens and “Good” Deals The IRS could end up with your newly purchased collector car A Ferrari owner was in deep financial trouble. Business difficulties had left him pretty well broke. Worst of all, he owed the IRS more than $3 million, and an IRS agent was hot on his heels to collect. In need of cash, the owner approached his bank for a loan. Since the IRS had filed liens for the unpaid taxes, the bank required collateral to secure a line of credit. All that was available was the 20 took a security interest i $200,000 line of credit. T took possession of the ce title to perfect its lien. Soon afterward, the o and the IRS agent had a very unpleasant conve sation — the Ferrari had to go. They recognized that seizing the Ferrari and selling it at a government auction wouldn’t bring anything near top dollar. So they hatched a plot to consign it to the local Ferrari dealer to maximize the sale proceeds. The agent and the dealer talked about the deal. The dealer would sell the Ferrari, keep an agreed-upon commission and remit t remaining proceeds to t IRS. The bank was just o luck, as the IRS had pri the proceeds. The deale that he needed a title to c sale, and the agent said t a problem. The agent als but the two did not reach an agreement on who was entitled to the money. Dates are key The plan went awry right away. The parties had agreed that the Ferrari would be delivered to the dealer on July 2. To protect the IRS’s interest, the agent that day served a Notice of Levy on the dealer. That is much like an attachment — the Ferrari, or its sale proceeds, had to be turned over to the IRS. Late that day, the dealer called the agent to inform him that the owner did not deliver the Ferrari as promised. The agent called the owner. After a no doubt heated conversation, the owner agreed to deliver the Ferrari the next day, which he did. The agent contacted the dealer, confirmed the Ferrari was there and that the deal was still on. On July 25, the dealer sold the Ferrari for $210,454. The dealer im- mediately contacted the agent to explain the status and to address the need for the title, but the agent was away on vacation. However, the deal 50 couldn’t wait long enough for the agent to return. The buyer’s bank would not loan the purchased funds unless it had clear title to the Ferrari. Since the bank had the title, the sale was imperiled. On August 7, while the agent was still on vacation, the dealer completed the sale, with the title going to the buyer, the commission going to the dealer, $194,982 going to the bank to pay off the line of credit, and the remaining funds going s John Draneas Tax Liens and “Good” Deals The IRS could end up with your newly purchased collector car A Ferrari owner was in deep financial trouble. Business dif- ficulties had left him pretty well broke. Worst of all, he owed the IRS more than $3 million, and an IRS agent was hot on his heels to collect. In need of cash, the owner approached his bank for a loan. Since the IRS had filed liens for the unpaid taxes, the bank re- quired collateral to secure a line of credit. All that was available was the 20 took a security interest i $200,000 line of credit. T took possession of the ce title to perfect its lien. Soon afterward, the o and the IRS agent had a very unpleasant conve sation — the Ferrari had to go. They recog- nized that seizing the Ferrari and selling it at a government auction wouldn’t bring anything near top dollar. So they hatched a plot to consign it to the local Ferrari dealer to maximize the sale proceeds. The agent and the dealer talked about the deal. The dealer would sell the Ferrari, keep an agreed-upon com- mission and remit t remaining proceeds to t IRS. The bank was just o luck, as the IRS had pri the proceeds. The deale that he needed a title to c sale, and the agent said t a problem. The agent als but the two did not reach an agreement on who was entitled to the money. Dates are key The plan went awry right away. The parties had agreed that the Ferrari would be delivered to the dealer on July 2. To protect the IRS’s interest, the agent that day served a Notice of Levy on the dealer. That is much like an attachment — the Ferrari, or its sale proceeds, had to be turned over to the IRS. Late that day, the dealer called the agent to inform him that the owner did not deliver the Ferrari as promised. The agent called the owner. After a no doubt heated conversation, the owner agreed to de- liver the Ferrari the next day, which he did. The agent contacted the dealer, confirmed the Ferrari was there and that the deal was still on. On July 25, the dealer sold the Ferrari for $210,454. The dealer im- mediately contacted the agent to explain the status and to address the need for the title, but the agent was away on vacation. However, the deal 50 couldn’t wait long enough for the agent to return. The buyer’s bank would not loan the purchased funds unless it had clear title to the Ferrari. Since the bank had the title, the sale was im- periled. On August 7, while the agent was still on vacation, the dealer completed the sale, with the title going to the buyer, the commission going to the dealer, $194,982 going to the bank to pay off the line of credit, and the remaining funds going itigation, itigation, of course is return from vacation, S agent demanded full ent from the dealer, who o longer had the money. n August 28, he served a evy on the bank, which claimed it was not liable because it only received money that was owed to it. Soon, the IRS sued the dealer and the bank in federal court on two counts — conversion (wrongfully taking the sales proceeds) and failure to honor an IRS levy. The IRS won at trial, and the dealer and the bank appealed. The appeal was heard by a three-judge anel of the Fifth Circuit urt of Appeals. The IRS n again, and the bank d to the U.S. Supreme ch declined to consider e reasoning of the appeltrates how complicated when you have competing claims to collateral, especially when the IRS is one of the claimants. State law applies Even though the case was tried in federal court and the IRS was one of the parties, the substantive law analysis of the claims is generally made under state law, which was Texas in this case, and not federal law. Federal law will determine the procedural aspects of the collection efforts made by the IRS, but the general rights and priorities between the parties will be determined under state law. The court had no trouble with the concept that the IRS lien took priority over the bank’s lien. But that wasn’t because of any inherent superiority afforded to the IRS. In this case, it was determined that the bank knew about the IRS lien when it made the loan, and that fact gave the IRS a prior claim. In contrast, the buyer of the Ferrari had no way of knowing about the IRS lien — it did not appear on the title and he was not obligated to Sports Car Market

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search deed recordings in case a tax lien might have been filed somewhere. Thus, the buyer took the Ferrari free of the IRS lien. Timing is everything The court determined that, under Texas law, a conversion did not occur because the IRS never had an immediate right to possession of the Ferrari or the sale proceeds. An IRS lien is not “self-executing.” To enforce it, the IRS must do something more to collect on the lien. That usually means actually seizing the asset or serving a levy. But here is where timing gets critical. Although the IRS did serve a levy on the dealer, that happened on July 2, and the dealer did not have the Ferrari on that day. And a levy is good only on the day that it is served, so it had essentially expired when the dealer received the Ferrari on July 3. Similarly, when the bank received the sale proceeds, it did not convert them, as the IRS still had not yet acquired an immediate right to possess them. The dealer was also absolved of liability for failing to honor the IRS levy. Since it had been served on the dealer the day before he took possession of the Ferrari, there was nothing to honor on the day the levy was served. The next day, when the dealer took possession of the Ferrari, no levy was in effect, and no additional levy was received before the Ferrari was sold and its proceeds distributed. How the bank lost The bank’s situation was more complex. It hinged on the effective- ness of the levy served on the bank on August 28. The bank argued that, by then, the money was gone — it had been applied against the owner’s debt on August 7. After that, the owner had no interest in the sales proceeds, and the levy had nothing left to reach. The Court of Appeals reasoned that, while that much was true, a levy could also reach property that was subject to an IRS lien. When an asset subject to a tax lien (the Ferrari) is sold, the lien transfers to the proceeds. When the proceeds are reinvested, the lien transfers to the new asset. The IRS can “follow the money” as long as it can be distinctly traced. When the bank applied the funds to the owner’s debt, all that meant was that the bank kept the cash. The bank still had the funds, and the levy could reach them. Thus, the bank failed to honor a valid IRS levy. Observations and takeaways Clearly, the IRS agent botched this deal. He served the levy on the wrong day, didn’t serve another one the next day, didn’t clarify how title was going to be handled, didn’t communicate properly with the bank, and didn’t make arrangements for someone else to cover for him when he was on vacation. That was not lost on the court — as the opinion makes quite clear — but the IRS still won. In the end, the bank was the only one liable and had to give back the money that it had improperly received. The dealer got off lucky, and got to keep the sales commission. Readers might ask why the dealer was not liable for violating their clear agreement. The answer is that, although the agent and the dealer did agree upon what was to happen, their agreement did not rise to the level of a legally enforceable contract, which would have otherwise been a pretty easy analysis. This “Legal File” gives readers one important point to remember. If you find yourself in a position where you are getting a good deal on a collector car from a seller who needs to raise cash for past-due income taxes, be careful. A clean certificate of title may not be enough to fully protect you. If you have reason to know that a tax lien has been filed against the seller, the IRS might still be able to seize your newly purchased car, leaving you with only an unsecured legal claim against a financially weak seller. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. September 2013 51

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Simon Says Simon Kidston What’s Important — and What’s Not SCMer Chip Connor has often suggested that, one day, the greatest motorcars will be ranked equally alongside great art and those are the ones that deserve the term. You probably don’t have to be a collector, though, to agree that Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti Type 57SC — or indeed either of the surviving Atlantics — is an important automobile. Sure, RL’s ownership, and the car’s carefully chosen outings over the past 25 years of his tenure — including a stint on display in a division of the Louvre in Paris — haven’t done its standing any harm. Did it contribute much to the evolution of the motorcar? Probably not, but has it become an instantly recognizable icon even for non-car people? Last month, the Bugatti swept the board at Villa Fangio’s W-196, the only post-war Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz in private hands take part, although I doubt the auctioneer will call my bidder number out as the hammer goes down on the only post-war Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz in private hands. That’s right: Fangio’s W-196, the matchbox-shaped Silver Arrow powered with the B F1 version of the 300SLR’s straight-eight motor, is the only specimen not in a museum or the Mercedes-Benz factory’s own collection. How it escaped is a story in its own right, especially if you think that car dealers profit the most from this hobby, but I’ll leave that to whoever writes the post-auction profile. For now I’ll just venture that this car perfectly illustrates my long-held view that wealthy collectors — not historians — shape the classic-car market, and that usability, recognizability an acceptance determine prices far more than th historic value of a motorcar. A generation ago, a previous buyer of t Mercedes W-196 chose to prove a point by pa double what a Ferrari 250 GTO had just achieved it turned out to be a rather expensive point — lo most others — when he sold it. The result of thi will be a telling reflection on the evolution of c tors’ tastes, sophistication and priorities in the m era. Special cars aren’t always important That leads to another observation. You’ve a seen auction catalogs hailing the motorcars o offer as “important,” and I’ve just flicked throu one that includes not only some seriously mou watering machinery but plenty of more prosa examples — what insiders sometimes refer to a “shrapnel.” Is a bog-standard Aston Martin DB6 saloon important? A Porsche 356B road car? I doubt that even their owners, who I’m sure are n people and justly proud, would suggest to you up meeting that their cars are “important.” A friend recently witnessed an online de in which one member questioned the overuse o term, suggesting that a cure for cancer was impo not a second-hand car. Most auctions, and their contents, fade into oblivion. Ask yourself which we all remember, 52 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC — definitely important y the time you read this, arguably the most significant car ever to be sold at auction will have come under the hammer and gone — hopefully — to a proud new home. In fact, just after finishing this piece, I’ll board a plane to Goodwood to d’Este, winning Best of Show, voted by a highly expert jury composed of successful car designers, historians and other creative minds; but it also took the public vote, which is arguably even more telling. One of the most cerebral collectors I know and respect, SCMer Chip Connor, has often suggested that one day the greatest motorcars will be ranked equally alongside great art. If any car ranks as automotive sculpture, surely the Atlantic is it. Italian paradise Of course, you don’t need to be a fashion icon, or a Bugatti owner, to enjoy Villa d’Este. It’s my favourite weekend of the year, although as emcee I’m probably biased. If a former papal palace on the banks of an Italian lake that counts George Clooney amongst locals doesn’t sound like a fairy-tale venue (at the least for your wife), then you need to get out more. Here the cars, rather like the female guests, are presented y as the gods created them, without estoration, and the emphasis is on ele everywhere you look. And the food’s t too. What more excuse do you need? agonda love an’t sign off this month without saying w much I’ve enjoyed the recent exchanges n SCM readers and experts about a car s neither important, widely admired nor e. urvived Swiss boarding school with e British brothers whose father had de his fortune in contract cleaning. s car license plate read “I MOP.” The hicle it adorned? An Aston Martin gonda. Fortunately, his business interts (which included cleaning Heathrow rport, which is helpful if you need to aintain a Lagonda) took him frequently o the U.S. — long trips during which his et of luxury cars provided ample (unhorized) holiday entertainment for the s and their friends. ne outing got slightly out of hand — nded up driving to Switzerland and he Lagonda in front of the entire campus — but I’ll always have a soft spot for the ultimate origami supersaloon. Help me, Dr. Serio.... ♦ Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams Courtesy of Michael Furman

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Feature 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe A Nimble Backroad Whale Marketed as a part-time track star, this big car is more at home on lonely two-lane roads by Alex Martin-Banzer The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe — imposing from the front ... F lying all the way from Oregon to Texas to drive a car sounds a little bit crazy, but we’re talking about BMW’s 2014 M6 Gran Coupe — on the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin. Once I reached the track, the BMW instructor waved his arm at the array of 2014 M6 Gran Coupes lined up in the pits and uttered my favorite sentence: “Take your pick.” And there she was, with her carbon-fiber roof, my M6, whispering promises of a 4.4-liter V8 turbo. I could hear the tires singing already. The engine, with 560 true Bavarian horsepower, transformed me from an average track driver into a good one. Every time I tried to downshift too early or take a corner with too much throttle, the twin-turbo machine patted me on my head, told me it was okay — and then corrected my mistakes. All I had to do was give the 4,430-pound machine throttle and it motored on. There was a sublime moment as I came through the swooping arch of Turn 17, when my tires let out the siren song of the Ultimate Driving Machine. This brought me back to the debriefing the night before, where Albert Biermann, the design mastermind of BMW’s M cars, said, “Who wants all-wheel drive? We could go the easy way like others, but where is the fun in that? We sell this type of emotion in our cars.” Yes, I love track days in high-performance cars, but I love backroad driving even more. It was time to take the car on a scenic drive. As the first curve came about, I double-clutched my way into third gear and activated sports mode. The $113,000 car ... and the back hunkered down on all four tires and dared me. And I dared it. This is a big, powerful BMW, but the road showed me how light and nimble this car actually feels. It actually felt more at home working hard on the road than on the track, where I was constantly reminded how big the Gran Coupe was. By the time I was finished with my backroad drive, the M6 had officially stolen my heart. BMW wants to market this car to a group of people who will do track days in the morning — and then take the car to meet up with friends for a round of golf. I disagree. This car should be marketed to people who wake up early, grab a coffee, and careen away on a drive through a national forest — where the car can blend in with the rest of the natural predators. Yes — this car is everything BMW wanted it to be. However, taking it on the track consistently is not something that I see in its future. The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe — on the track, it’s a fast and graceful whale. On sweeping back roads, it’s the reason I love driving in the first place. ♦ The M6 is formidably big and powerful, but it reveals its nimble abilities on backroad cruises 58 Sports Car Market Courtesy of BMW

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Feature 2013 San Marino Classic Third Year Continues the Charm A fun, casual show with world-class cars and collectors by Mike Daly Pre-War car. Also winner of the CCCA European Open class, the so-called disappearing-top convertible previously took Best in Show at the 2010 Quail Motorsports Gathering. While the beautiful Ferrari grouping Barry Hon’s Best in Show-winning 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia A lthough the greater Los Angeles region features a number of significant concours d’elegance — and most exhibit serious, blue-chip collector cars — surprisingly few are low-maintenance affairs for the casual car buff. While some offer sensational estate or retail backdrops, others take the more traditional route of seaside golf-course settings, requiring a lengthy drive even by Angeleno standards. The San Marino Motor Classic, now in its third year, has managed to eschew each of these paths, finding an enjoyable middle ground. Held June 9 on the grassy knolls of Lacy Park in San Marino — a sleepy, aristocratic slice of real estate south of Pasadena — the Motor Classic is the brainchild of well-known car collector Aaron Weiss. If Weiss’ name sounds familiar, it’s probably because his pre-war American classic cars are increasingly common on major show fields, and it’s hardly a coincidence that the Motor Classic doubled as a CCCA Southern California Region Grand Classic. With the help of heavyweight collectors — and SCMers — Ben Reiling and Paul Colony, Weiss formed the San Marino show from the remnants of the ill-fated Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance, which staggered on for three years after its 2007 debut at the Rose Bowl. Enthusiasts of all stripes have responded well to the re-imagined event, which features plenty of automotive star power — while boasting easy access, enthusiastic-but-manageable crowds, and an affordable $30 ticket price. Barry Hon’s 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia took Best in Show hon- ors at this year’s event, an appropriate selection given the marque spotlight on Alfa Romeo. The 2300B is one of approximately 107 chassis built, and one of as few as seven examples clothed with Touring’s beautiful coachwork — complete with slatted rear wheel spats. Other Alfas worthy of recognition included SCMer Tony Shooshani’s second-inclass 1939 6C 2500, which won Meguiar’s’ Award for Paint and Finish, and Jack and Margaret Brown’s 1965 Giulia Sprint Speciale, which drove off with the Chief Judge’s Award. French curve collectors made a typical Details Plan ahead: The 2014 San Marino Motor Classic is scheduled for June 8, 2014 Where: Lacy Park in San Marino, CA Cost: Spectators pay $25 in advance or $30 at the gate More: www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com 60 impact, with SCMer Peter Mullin’s 1938 Delahaye coupe taking the Historic Vehicle Association’s “This Car Matters” Award, and SCMers Ken and Ann Smith’s 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition grabbing the CCCA’s Special Award for the Most Elegant European Open featured a number of standard stalwarts, including a Dino and a Daytona, it was SCMer Jack Croul’s 1950 166 MM/195S that really attracted a crowd. The overall victor of the 1950 Mille Miglia and a Best of Show winner at Villa d’Este and the Cavallino Classic, chassis number 0026M took first in the early-Ferrari class, with the Caballeriza Collection’s elegant 1956 250 GT Europa taking second, and SCMer Shawn Williams’ rare 1962 Superamerica SWB placing third. Rounding out the Italian sizzle was SCMer Alan Hart’s 1952 Siata BC/ ST420, which garnered the Garage Style Magazine award, and third in its class. Enthusiasts less revved up for sports cars had plenty of pre-war classics to admire, as well as a corral of non-judged oddities — including one of the Black Beauty Chrysler Imperials used in the 2011 film adaptation of “The Green Hornet.” A steam-powered Brass Era car and a horse-drawn carriage slowly lapping the field throughout the day provided a nice degree of contrast and showmanship, as did a group of selections from Mike Malamut’s microcar collection. If The Motor Classic can maintain its low profile and excellent location, the event’s future bodes extremely well for local enthusiasts. As the rest of the niche discovers how strong a show it is, though, that may prove to be a happy impossibility. ♦ SCMer Jack Croul’s 1959 Ferrari 166 MM/195S Jack and Margaret Brown’s 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Sports Car Market Mike Daly

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Feature 2013 Pinehurst Concours Pinehurst’s First Concours This place is all about golf — except for the first weekend in May, when cars now take over by Bill Rothermel junior judges were surprisingly knowledgeable and car-savvy. Kudos to the organizers for involving younger people in the car hobby. For some, the weekend highlight Peter Boyle’s Best of Show 1938 Steyr 220 roadster by Glaser W e all know the saying “third time’s the charm.” Other than the unseasonable cold and windy weather, one might say the first time’s the charm for the inaugural Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance on May 3–5, 2013, at the hallowed Pinehurst Golf Club and Resort in rural North Carolina. A field of 118 cars graced the manicured fairways of the club that will play host to the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Make no mistake. This place is all about golf — except for the first weekend in May, when cars now take over. Featured marques for Sunday’s concours included Porsche, Corvette, and the cars of Holman-Moody. The Holman-Moody cars were displayed as a non-judged class. Eleven classes competed for honors ranging from Brass Era and Preservation cars to American Muscle, Race Cars, and the obligatory American and European Classics 1925 to 1948. SCMer Lee Holman was also in attendance — along with some pretty special ma- chinery from the venerable race firm’s storied past. The Collier Collection of Naples, FL, fielded Chassis 1031/1047, a 1967 Ford GT40 prepared for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Others included “Strip Teaser II,” a 1964 Ford Falcon AF/X Drag Car, Holman’s own 1963 Ford Galaxie No. 22 racer, and the 1969 Ford Torino Talladega from the collection of noted racer and SCMer Ray Evernham. Best in Class Muscle — as well as the Chairman’s Award — was presented to SCMer Jurgen Stanley’s 1970 Plymouth Superbird Hemi. SCMer Brad Bean’s 1957 Chevy Nomad took Best in Class honors in Production Post-War 1946 to 1982, while Les Holden’s 1904 Cadillac Touring received the award for Best in Class in Brass Era cars. Other notables included Joe Parsons’ 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk (sold new at his dad’s Studebaker dealership) and Richard Taylor’s 1936 Stout Scarab, both of which received Class Awards. The 1938 Steyr 220 roadster with coachwork by Glaser owned by Peter Boyle of Oil City, PA, took the overall Best of Show Award as well as Best in Class American and European Classics. Boyle’s stunning-but-unusual car is one of six produced, three known to exist, and the only one currently in the United States. In a touch of Southern hospitality, a pair of customDetails Plan ahead: May 2–4, 2014 Where: Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC Cost: $50 More: www.pinehurstconcours.com 64 made Carolina rocking chairs was placed behind each show entrant for the comfort of the car owners. Another first was the judges using iPads for the scoring of each car. Results were virtually instantaneous, enabling the awards ceremony to start on time (sadly, a rarity in the concours world). Each judging team was paired with a junior judge — a local high-school student. Many of the was Friday’s Iron Mike Rally, a 60-mile round trip from the Pinehurst Resort to Fort Bragg, which is home to the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Forces. Over 50 vintage cars ranging from Model Ts to Ferraris participated in the escorted tour. Upon arrival at the Fort Bragg Parade Field, cars were displayed and members of the military examined and voted for their favorite car. The soldiers gave that honor to the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL of Barbara Schlitz. After lunch, tour participants were able to meet with Army medics, divers, infantryman, paratroopers and explosive experts, who demonstrated their skills and knowledge of their particular specialty. Despite the low temperatures and threatening skies, Saturday featured a well-attended “cars and coffee” for Porsches and Corvettes as well as RMK Collector Car Auctions’ sale highlighting American Muscle and restomods. More than 5,000 people attended the weekend’s festivities; no small feat in itself. Proceeds benefited the Wounded Warrior Project, and plans are already under way for the 2014 event. Overall, a fine effort for a firsttime event. With a bit of polishing and detail execution, Pinehurst will continue its charmed — and welcome — existence. ♦ Richard Taylor’s 1936 Stout Scarab, a class award winner Les Holden’s 1904 Cadillac Touring — Brass Era Best in Class Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel

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Feature 2013 Quail Motorcycle Gathering All Rise for The Quail Unless you just don’t like bikes, there was something to pique your interest at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering by John L. Stein oil leaks, mystery electrics and parts jangling off. All of the actors and more were all at The Quail, from staunch Triumph and Norton twins, to the stealers of their throne, machines such as Honda’s 750 Four, the Suzuki “water buffalo” GT750 two-stroke, and a calculated Triumph knockoff, Yamaha’s XS650 twin. Moreover, from an elegant Belgian 1904 FN to a pre-war Harley, post-war Indians, 1970s motocrossers and a flock of contemporary Ducati Monsters, The Quail covered nearly the entire universe and history of motorcycling. Unless you just don’t like bikes, there was something here to pique your interest — including a judged concours with 28 awards. Pebble Beach has Dawn Patrol, where early-bird SCMer Scott Young keeps the shine on his 1973 Norton 850 Commando “S tay away from motorcycles,” our parents warned. “They cause tattoos.” Such was the alarm call about bikes just a generation ago, when the societal scar tissue from “The Wild Angels” and “Born Losers” was still thin and sore. Leap forward to May 4, 2013, at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA, and apparently, all’s been forgiven. Because on the exclusive Quail Golf Course, here stood a metalflake 1968 BSA chopper (“Shield your eyes, children!”) owned by emcee Paul d’Orleans, found in original state and now displayed as a talisman of its time. The stepped king-queen seat, chromed wrought-iron fork, Schwinn Sting Ray handlebar and psychedelic paint were still as outrageous as the hippie-dippie-druggie counterculture that spawned it. Way more than choppers Swinging the magnetic compass 180 degrees to true north, and a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow and a 1936 Brough Superior SS80 with an elegant Watsonian sidecar were on the same show field. Royalty among production bikes, their values approach $175,000 apiece. Some have long hoped this day would come, because it means a few of the machines they squirreled away will finally be worth the floor space they’ve occupied since the McGovern-Eagleton ticket looked like a winner. Others grouse about being priced out of the market. Also hot are 1972–74 Ducati 750 V-twins, which can range from $15,000 for a “rider” quality 750 GT to $180,000 for a perfect ’74 750 Super Sport. A claret GT and fly-yellow Sport were both at The Quail, the pair worth nearly $70,000. Then there was a 1980 Yamaha DT175 Enduro, seen in the used-bike marketplace near the entrance. Too small for serious riding and too new for a classic, it was offered for $2,100 — and later seen packing. Not all vintage scoots ring the right bells. Details Plan ahead: The 6th Quail Motorcycle Gathering is scheduled for May 3, 2014 Where: Quail Lodge Resort, Carmel, CA Cost: $65 per person, which includes a gourmet lunch and live music More: www.quaillodgeevents.com 66 Not Japan’s fault Anyway, some feel the Japanese ruined the purity of motorcycling with their perfect, soulless machines. That’s not true, as customers voted with their checkbooks after realizing they didn’t have to accept hard starting, spectators can see the entries drive onto the lawn, and the defunct Legend of the Motorcycle event required that bikes fire up for judging. But at The Quail, your best chance to see and hear bikes running is to, well, run among them. And that would be on Friday’s Quail Motorcycle Tour, a California Highway Patrol-led 105mile group ride along some of Monterey County’s best back roads. Where else could you find as wide a range of machinery as a Velocette Thruxton, a diesel-powered streamliner and a motorcycle-helicopter hybrid? Those were just three of 101 bikes on the ride. Tour adds tons To get the best view of this motorbike menagerie, I entered a 1962 Yamaha Ascot Scrambler built for the Catalina Grand Prix three years ago. Yet time out of action had brewed service needs and safety concerns. After all, when a vintage car breaks, you pull over and call your wife — but when a bike breaks, maybe it swats you onto the pavement first. This is why I sent the Scrambler’s leaky fork to Race Tech for expert refurbishment, changed the gearbox oil and rebuilt the fuel system before the event. So feted, the little two-stroke flew with distinction for 95 of the 105 tour miles before a screechy clutch halted us at Laguna Seca Raceway, midway through the eagerly anticipated hot laps. Bollocks! Fortunately, SCMer Scott Young had a perfect experience on his 1973 Norton 850 Commando. This period superbike had grenaded its engine on the Tour two years previously, and now rebuilt, redeemed itself with an effortless run. “On the road, the wide variety of bikes really stretches out the field, so you can either ride alone, with a couple of friends or as a group,” Young says. “But that’s a lot of people on the track. You have to be careful.” Fortunately, The Quail Tour riders are exactly that, erasing a major concern that many car guys have about bikes in the first place. The proof is in the metrics. Event founder Gordon McCall says that in five years of running The Quail Motorcycle Tour, there have been precisely zero injuries in 40,000 miles ridden. That much you can tell your mom. Just don’t let her watch “Werewolves on Wheels.” ♦ Sports Car Market John L. Stein

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Ferrari Profile 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe For many years, 250 PF coupes were often an engine rebuild away from the salvage yard by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1958–60 Number produced: 353 Original list price: $12,600 Current SCM Valuation: $200,000– $275,000 Major service cost: $3,500 Distributor caps: $450 each Chassis #: Front frame tube Engine #: Right rear engine mount Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1958–63 Aston Martin DB4 coupe, 1956–59 BMW 503 coupe, 1958–61 Jaguar XK 150, 1956–59 Porsche 356A Carrera GT coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 1023GT Engine number: 3563 W ith the 250 engine came a family of cars that turned Ferrari from a small-scale marque to a world-renowned manufacturer. This range was based on a powerful 3-liter V12 engine designed by Gioacchino Colombo. The engine was adaptable to use on the road or the track. After the first examples of the 250 Ellena and 250 GT Europa, the development of this group of cars took off in 1958 with the arrival of the 250 GT PF coupe, designed by Pininfarina, who was also in charge of building it. It became the spearhead model for the marque, with competition versions built at the same time, including the legendary 250 GTO. Delivered new in Europe, this Ferrari spent a large part of its life in the United States before it was imported into Holland 10 years ago. It had been repainted red but retained its original red interior. The engine had been replaced by a correct 250 GT engine with the improved outside spark plug cylinder heads. The brakes had also been sensibly upgraded to discs all round. The car remained in dry storage for several years before being bought by the current owner in Holland. The bodywork was very sound, but the rubber seals and pipes needed an overhaul, as the car had previously been standing for a long time in a hot climate. While in the current owner’s hands, the car has been restored to the original configuration. A great deal of work was carried out by the very best workshops — ensuring that the car is presented in a splendid condition today. The V12 engine sounds sublime, and the car 72 changes through the gears beautifully. Here is a stunning example of a great classic. The 250 GT is at the heart of the empire that Ferrari represents today. As such it carries strong historical value — in addition to being a truly outstanding car— providing a wonderful drive and a thrill to look at. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 251, sold for $445,051, including buyer’s premium, at Artcurial Paris on June 10, 2013. Enzo Ferrari hit on the right combination from the beginning. His cars are a mixture of high performance and beautiful styling, with a price tag so high that only the wealthy can afford one — and everyone else dreams of having one. Most of the early Ferraris were built in small runs designed either for competition or dual-purpose use. There were a few street cars sprinkled in to help fund the racing effort, but it wasn’t until the 250 series that Ferrari built any model in meaningful quantity. Prior to the 250 series, the most prolific Ferrari series was the 212 series, which totaled around 100 examples. By comparison, there were around 25 distinct 250 models totaling over 2,500 cars. The 250 GT coupe Pininfarina was designed from the onset to be a luxury Grand Touring car. The factory brochure features two shots of beautiful models dressed to the nines standing next to the car. Another shot shows five pieces of luggage next to an open trunk. The images illustrate how this car is all about the good life. There is 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Lot 211, s/n 1239GT Condition 3Sold at $316,220 Bonhams, Paris, 2/1/12 SCM# 192611 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Lot 136, s/n 1529GT Condition 3Sold at $260,995 Artcurial, Le Mans, 7/7/12 SCM# 209318 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Lot 134, s/n 0861GT Condition 2 Sold at $378,939 RM Auctions, London, 10/31/12 SCM# 214199 Sports Car Market Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams

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no illusion that this is a dual-purpose boy racer. The Pininfarina coupe is a study in minimalist design. A simple notch-back roof is placed on an elegant rectangular body. There are few compound curves and few frills. There is no pretense of speed or high style. The result is one of the cleanest designs of all Ferrari models. One model, two series There are two series of the Pininfarina coupe. The first series features an inside- plug engine with a 4-speed transmission, drum brakes and lever shock absorbers. At about chassis number 1,499, Ferrari started updating PF coupes with an outside plug engine, disc brakes, tube shocks and overdrive transmission — although not all at the same time. The later cars are commonly called Series IIs. Outside-plug and inside-plug engines refers to the placement of the spark plugs. The inside-plug engines have spark plugs on the inside of the head, near the carburetors. Outside-plug engines have spark plugs on the outside of the heads near the headers. Outside plugs allowed the engine to breathe better. Outside-plug engines also feature four head studs per each cylinder instead of three and twin distributors. Permanent changes The Ferrari Market Letter records note that by 1976, Chassis 1023 already had a replacement inside-plug engine. Later notes show that around 1994 the inside-plug unit was scuttled in favor of the outside-plug engine that is in the car today. The car was also updated to disc brakes and Koni tube-style shocks. The brake and shock updates were very popular and were performed on many early PF coupes. These updates were also done on many early Ferrari race cars. Don’t think you can buy a PF coupe and just reverse the updates. High-end vintage events often require vehicles to be in original configuration. Even if you could find a rare set of drum brakes or an inside-plug engine, you will find yourself bidding against someone needing the same parts to make a multimillion-dollar Ferrari race-car eligible for a Mille Miglia-type event or a major concours. The big money will prevail. For many years, 250 PF coupes were near the bottom of the Ferrari price chain. They were often an engine rebuild away from the salvage yard. A proper restoration was out-of-the-question expensive. Maintenance was whatever Band-Aid would get one a little farther. A few were lost to accidents, a few more were lost to the elements and quite a few more were salvaged for parts or became donors for re-creations. Quality survivors are quite rare and only recently have they become valuable enough to warrant a proper restoration. Our subject car’s original engine is reportedly in a Series I 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet belonging to William Marriott. That engine’s not coming home. Chassis 1023 isn’t going to go vintage racing or get invited to Pebble Beach, so the disc-brake conversion is a plus. The former owner apparently had the inclination and resources to bring the car back to its former glory. It appears to be a very attractive example of a relatively rare model. This Ferrari is far from original — but quite acceptable for its ilk. Not a top price, but well sold I recently got an email that a 250 GTO had just sold for over $50,000,000. If that’s true, the number’s up nearly 50% from one sold less than a year ago. A PF coupe is a very distant sibling from a GTO — but not that far removed from a few other very expensive 250s. It seems most vintage Ferraris are on a price run and 250s are especially hot. Chassis 1023 was not a topof-the-market example, yet it sold for what had to be a near-record price. I have to chalk this one up to the seller. He may have missed the top of the market, but 50% growth can’t go on forever. Sometimes it’s smart to cash out when you’re ahead and let the next guy gamble on the future. ♦ (Introductory description Motorcars.) courtesy of Artcurial September 2013 73

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English Profile 1961 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find The thing that makes this car so desirable is that it is a near-virgin canvas, untouched apart from the ravages of time and atmosphere by Paul Hardiman Details Year built: 1961 Number made: 91 like this one Original list price: $5,595 Current SCM Valuation: $65,000–$85,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $40 Chassis #: Plate on top of right footwell box in engine bay Engine #: Right side of engine block atop oil filter mounting flange under Jaguar logo Club: The E-type Club More: www.e-typeclub.com Alternatives: 1959–60 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8, 1961–63 AC Ace-Bristol, 1963–65 Aston Martin DB5 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1962 Jaguar E-type coupe Lot 327, s/n 885391, Condition 2+ Sold at $165,000 Bonhams, Boca Raton, FL, 2/23/13 SCM# 215281 Chassis number: 8500060 Engine number: R12299 Registration number 564DFJ I rofile 1961 Jaguar E-Type Barn Find The thing that makes this car so desirable is that it is a near-virgin canvas, untouched apart from the ravages of time and atmosphere by Paul Hardiman Details Year built: 1961 Number made: 91 like this one Original list price: $5,595 Current SCM Valuation: $65,000–$85,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $40 Chassis #: Plate on top of right footwell box in engine bay Engine #: Right side of engine block atop oil filter mounting flange under Jaguar logo Club: The E-type Club More: www.e-typeclub.com Alternatives: 1959–60 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8, 1961–63 AC Ace-Bristol, 1963–65 Aston Martin DB5 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1962 Jaguar E-type coupe Lot 327, s/n 885391, Condition 2+ Sold at $165,000 Bonhams, Boca Raton, FL, 2/23/13 SCM# 215281 Chassis number: 8500060 Engine number: R12299 Registration number 564DFJ I ntroduced ntroduced in 3.8-liter form in 1961, the Jaguar E-type caused a sensation when it appeared, with instantly classic lines and a 150-mph top speed. Its design owed much to that of the racing D-type: a monocoque tub forming the main structure, while a tubular space frame extended forward to support the engine. The latter was the 3.8-liter, triple-carburetor S unit first offered as an option on the XK 150. The E-type’s performance did not disappoint: first, because it weighed around 500 pounds (227 kg) less than the XK 150 and secondly because aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer used experience gained with the D-type to create one of the most elegant and efficient shapes ever to grace a motor car. However, taller drivers could find the interior somewhat lacking in space, a criticism addressed with the introduction of footwells (and other, more minor modifications) early in 1962. But of all the versions of Jaguar’s long-lived and much-loved sports car, it is the very early “flat floor” 3.8-liter cars built prior to February 1962 which, for many enthusiasts, remain the most desirable. Dating from the first few weeks of production, this vehicle is one of the earliest surviving righthand-drive Jaguar E-type roadsters (the chassis number sequence commenced at 850001). There can be few of its kind left in such original, unrestored condition. 1962 Jaguar E-type “flat floor” Lot 316, s/n 876432 Condition 4+ Sold at $64,350 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/12 SCM# 191668 1961 Jaguar E-type “flat floor” Lot 120, s/n 875232 Condition 2+ Sold at $128,385 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, 5/20/11 SCM# 179370

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Our subject car was purchased by the current owner in February 1965 from Jaguar dealer AJ Beal of Exeter and used regularly until about 30 years ago. Taken off the road, it was stored outside, covered over, for the first five years and then garage-stored until today. The provision of Koni shock absorbers and a hard top are departures from factory specification, while the footwell and rear bulkhead have been altered to increase leg room. The original hood is included in the sale, and the car also comes with owner’s manual, data plate, old-style logbook and Swansea V5 document. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, 564DFJ represents a wonderful opportunity for the dedicated E-type enthusiast. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 381, sold for $168,791, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ RAF Museum Sale at Hendon, North London, U.K., on April 29, 2013. This is the 60th E-type off the production line, and it has 65,000 miles from new. It was expected to make $30,000–$45,000, but it blew that by four times — to no real surprise. It was completely rotten, with the doors rusted out, crude repairs to the backs of the sills, modified floor pans and everything crystallized with a layer of dust or rust. The very 1970s Pirelli Cinturato tires date it to when it was last used — yet remark- ably, the seat leather appeared to be mold- and mildew-free, bearing light wear and creasing commensurate with the mileage. The instruments were all there, although their bezels (rims) had rusted. The engine was lightly corroded, but under the outside-lock hood everything was complete and original, down to the large airbox and filter housing and the bellows-type KelseyHayes brake servo. Untouched restoration projects are all the rage right now. So many early E-types (and Astons, and others) suffered poor restorations earlier in their lives, when they were just old cars that didn’t warrant spending large sums of money. So, few of them can be described as truly original. In fact, not even this one, but it’s a detail, as we shall see. A big bid, big resto bill The man who bought this was the initial bidder who showed his hand at £40k ($61,400), and then kept his powder dry and snuck in with the winning £90k ($138,500) bid when proceedings tailed off. The car was immediately trucked to leading E-type restorer Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth, U.K., which recently unfolded and resurrected the mangled Lindner-Nocker Lightweight, as well as 1 VHP, the first right-handdrive coupe off the production line. Top restorers’ work is never cheap, and I’d estimate that on top of the huge money spent to buy it — which would get you a very nice restored car, remember — at least another $250k needs pouring into this to make it perfect. That’s still cheaper than restoring a Superleggera Aston. The point about it, the thing that makes this car so desirable, is that it is a near-virgin canvas, untouched apart from the ravages of time and atmosphere, and with every original detail present and correct, including jack and tool kit. The hard top is a grotty Lenham aftermarket item. Nick Goldthorp, Classic Motor Cars’ managing director, said, “The amazing thing about this E-type is that every original part is there, although in a very rusty and corroded condition. “We can save the tub,” Goldthorp said. “The front and rear bulkheads are usable, and the boot floor is savable. It’ll want floors and sills, but that’s normal. Someone had crudely added footwells — copying what Jaguar did — which happened to a lot of the early cars. The bonnet is original and usable, too, though it’s full of 1970s filler.” The new owner’s plan Chris Anderson bought the car at Hendon and he said, “Apart from the battery and tires, it is totally original, making it currently one of the most original E-types in the world. I’ve been looking for one for ages and this was the perfect opportunity. It is also one of only 91 outside-bonnet-lock, right-hand-drive open two-seaters ever built. “I recently read that it is thought that only one-fifth of those 91 cars survive today, and some of those have been badly restored, or converted to race cars,” Anderson said. “That makes 564DFJ not only one of the most original E-types, but also one of the few cars that represent the early semi-prototypes that were the genus of the E-type line.” This restoration is going to be taken to an almost-mo- lecular level, as CMC has been instructed to restore and re-use every nut, bolt and hose clip, at a cost of something like $50 a clip, which Anderson admits wouldn’t make financial sense in the usual scheme of things. “But putting new ones on would be wrong, and that means it will remain one of the most original E-types — something I would not be doing if cost instead of preserving history was the issue,” Anderson said. But this car’s not going to be hermetically sealed once returned to its former glory. Anderson plans to drive it. “I’m lucky to have another early flat-floor car that’s been driven loads — they don’t last if they’re left stationary,” Anderson said. So there we go. A proper car bought by a proper bloke who really understands the issues, with a mountain of work ahead — to be carried out meticulously at a top restorer. But although the money’s irrelevant, compared with the prices of top early restored E-types, the new owner knows the car would just about wash its face if — hypothetically — it came to sale. That’s not so important, but surely the wait to drive it will be worth it. Let’s call it extraordinarily well sold, and thoughtfully well bought ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) September 2013 75

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder The “Italian Aston” is still wildly undervalued, despite a world-class powertrain and entertaining handling by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1963–69 Number produced: 123 (Spyders) Original list price: $13,600 Current SCM Valuation: $125,000– $225,000 Tune-up cost: $1,950 Distributor caps: $850 Chassis #: Engine compartment on firewall Engine #: Stamped on side of block Club: Maserati Club International More: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1966–69 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS, 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 5-speed SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1970 Maserati Mistral Spyder Lot 252, s/n AM109SA1737 Condition 4+ Sold at $130,750 Chassis number: AM109S731 t A Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/09 SCM# 142027 the start of the 1950s, Maserati was still producing cars on a small scale. It built highperformance sports cars that were a little too demanding for the wealthy clientèle just start- ing to appear after the war. The marque wanted to produce models that kept the same allure and were fast, but which had improved levels of comfort and security. The task of developing such a car was given to Giulio Alfieri, the brilliant engineer who joined Maserati in 1953. Four years later, the Maserati stand at the Geneva Motor Show displayed a stunning prototype of the 3500 GT, with a coupe body designed by Touring. It formed the base for the formidable line of GT cars that followed. With a 6-cylinder, twin-spark engine derived from competition, the 3500 GT could reach speeds of more than 200 km/h (124 mph) with ease, allowing it to dominate the fast lane on unrestricted highways. The car was a success, and more than 2,000 ex- amples were built on different bodies. In 1963, Maserati unveiled the car that would unequivocally replace the 3500 GT. It was the Mistral, elegantly designed by Frua. It was available in 3.7- and 4-liter versions, with the 3.7-liter engine producing 245 horsepower and enough power to propel the car to 230 km/h (142 mph). This car was delivered new on February 12, 1969, in Italy to Nami Hamouda. In 1978, it is believed to have passed 78 into the hands of Farag Owar Bessituni on behalf of the king of Morocco, before returning to the Maserati factory collection in 1997. It was then acquired by an engineer from Modena who carried out a complete and thorough restoration of the car, in line with the original configuration. In July 2004, this stunning Mistral was featured on the cover of Ruoteclassiche. The car sold to the current owner at an auction in Gstaad, Switzerland, in December 2007. At that time, it had covered just 27,000 km (16,777 miles) from new, and six years later, on the day the photographs were taken, the odometer read 30,866 km (19,179 miles). In 2008, it won the Concours d’Elegance de Valescure. The original black leather upholstery displays a charming patina, and the carpets are also in excellent, original condition. The car comes with a copy of the original bill of sale from 1969, original toolkit, owner’s manual and various documents including its ASI certificate. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 242, sold for $368,756, including buyer’s premium, at the Artcurial Automobiles sur le Champs 5 sale in Paris, France, on June 10, 2013. The transformation of Maserati into a serious — and full-time — builder of luxurious grand tourers was truly complete by the time the Mistral appeared in 1963. Sports Car Market 1966 Maserati Mistral Spyder Lot 219, s/n AM109S605 Condition 2- Not sold at $218,400 Bonhams, Gstaad, 12/22/08 SCM# 119000 1966 Maserati Mistral Spyder Lot 126, s/n AM109S1641 Condition 1Sold at $369,675 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, 5/10/08 SCM# 116674 Courtesy of Artcurial Motorcars

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Carrozzeria Frua had also become a new supplier of choice, with the trailblazing Quattroporte’s design coming from that studio, although it was built by Vignale. The basic style architecture was a development of themes that were seen in the Frua-bodied 5000 GT built for the Aga Khan. The style expressed a unique viewpoint, with soft angles and smooth panels combining to reflect light in a stunning manner. In the 1960s, Maserati was still comfortably close to its competition days of glory, so that the sight of those black crackle-finish cam covers and 12 sparkplug wires brought immediate images of Le Mans, Spa, Monza and the Targa Florio. There was a slightly bewildering model assortment at Maserati in the 1960s, with cars coming and going with rather casual overlapping production. The 3500 GTi coupe gave way in 1964 to the Sebring, which had been launched in 1962, and the Mistral followed in great haste. At one point, it was theoretically possible to have your choice of a 3,500-cc Maserati in three distinct bodies. It was simpler when it came to open cars, with the Vignale-designed 3500 Spyder being succeeded by the Frua-designed Mistral Spyder. Maserati’s time at last? We — and “we” know who “we” are — have been patiently awaiting the Age of Maserati. The prices of “the English Maserati” — otherwise known as Aston Martin — continue to soar into the stratosphere, even though they have six fewer cylinders and two more back seats than most of their comparable Ferraris. This situation has been incredibly frustrating for devotees of the marque of the trident. While Maserati handily outsold Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin in the 1960s, by the time their cars of the decade became collectors’ items, the sheer number of Maseratis available did nothing to help support prices. In addition, the Lucas fuel injection fitted to the 3,500-cc, 3,700-cc and 4,000-cc engines won few friends for reliability and repair friendliness when the era’s typically short warranty expired. Many were unceremoniously ripped out and replaced with Weber carburetors, which were easier to deal with — but nonetheless changed the character of the power delivery. The high-water mark for the Mistral Spyder in the SCM Platinum Auction Database is the $369,695 realized for a 1966 4-liter car at Bonhams’ Monaco sale in the hot market of May 2008. That car, which I profiled in SCM (August 2008, p. 52), was described as and appeared to be a very fine, correctly and expensively restored example, with the largest engine. Since that sale, through the vicissitudes of the market of the past four years there have been a pair of sales at $200k in 2009 and 2010, indicating that any decline was relatively minimal, as neither of those cars was reported to be at the level of the Bonhams 2008 car. Now, we have another — our subject car — that was described as being an excellent, low-mileage, wellrestored car which carries the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI) “Targa d’Oro,” indicating the FIVA associates’ highest rating for a preserved or correctly restored vehicle. The interior, which is stated to be original, looked to be nicely broken in and the paint and bright trim appeared to have a good, even, consistent look. It was also still fitted with the Lucas injection, which today can be properly rebuilt and maintained to provide the precise experience intended by Maserati’s engineers. Well, not yet… This car was sold to the consignor at the Bonhams Gstaad sale in December 2007 (SCM Platinum #48094) for the then-quite-substantial sum of $263,150. With presumed net proceeds of approximately $320,000, it represents a 21% appreciation in six years. That’s not tragic, but, consider this: A 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante sold in January 2007 for $220,000 at RM in Phoenix, AZ. In Monterey 2012, RM offered another that was a no-sale at a high bid of $781,000. As one of fewer than 125 open Mistrals built, it is also rarer than the DB6 Volante, which is practically common, with 140 made. Any Mistral is wonderful to drive, with the seamless, bottom-to-top power delivery of the Maserati inline 6-cylinder engine. This world-class powertrain is allied to a solid body structure and entertaining handling. When the oh-so-chic “just stepped from the yacht” styling is added to the mix, it’s a sure bet that the Italian Aston is still wildly undervalued. For a low-mileage, well-documented example, this was an excellent buy. ♦ (Introductory description Motorcars.) September 2013 79 courtesy of Artcurial

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German Profile Column Author 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster While some modifications were sensible, I’ve never driven a 300SL that I thought was hard to steer by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1957–63 Number produced: 1,858 Original list price: $13,000 Current SCM Valuation: $575,000– $775,000 Tune-up cost: $5,000 Chassis #: Tag on firewall and stamped into front cross member Engine #: Riveted tag and stamped number on front right side of block below head Club: 300SL Gullwing Group More: wwwlgullwinggroup.com Alternatives: 1958–63 Aston Martin DB4, 1956–59 BMW 507, 1962–64 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 119, s/n 1980428500268 Condition 2+ Sold at $792,000 Chassis number: 19804210003044 Engine number: 19898010003112 D elivered new to Mannheim, Germany, this 300SL Roadster was first sold to a Swiss customer. It has had no more than two registered owners since; it also features a factory hard top. Many aficionados consider the configuration of this example as the most desirable variant, with disc brakes in combination with the more reliable cast-iron block. This Mercedes has been the subject of a painstaking, five-year, body-off rebuild. Acquired as a rust- and accident-free original car, it was restored to international show quality, using NOS and Mercedes-Benz replacement components. The restoration is documented with an extensive dossier of invoices and photographs. The car was finished in Mercedes-Benz White (DB- 050), with interior in Burgundy, and with matching soft top and a corresponding white hard top. The glass has all been replaced with new pieces from the MercedesBenz Classic Center, bearing the correct imprints. The Mercedes also includes a new set of fitted luggage by Karl Baisch. Originally delivered without a radio, it is equipped today with a correct NOS Becker Mexico unit with electric antenna. During restoration, several upgrades were made to enhance drivability on today’s roads. Originally built with the shortest available gearing, required for mountainous countries, it now features the tallest 3.25:1 ratio 80 for effortless motorway cruising. The cockpit has been heat-insulated for maximum comfort, and the stainlesssteel exhaust system and manifold have been thermowrapped. Additionally, the engine has been upgraded for un- leaded fuel, with uprated valves and hardened seats. It is equipped with an electronic ignition system. Today, the rebuilt engine, as modified, develops significantly more horsepower than when new. A major advance is the Easydrive electric power steering. At maximum assist, the car can be parallelparked with one finger. Other upgrades include an electric radiator fan with both thermostat and manual controls, and a removable blind on the oil cooler, which helps the oil to come up to operating temperature more quickly. An alternator conversion from HK Engineering has been fitted. Fresh, correct, and highly equipped, this desirable 300SL Roadster is both stunning in appearance and exhilarating in performance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 108, sold for $1,448,720, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM’s Villa Erba sale on May 25, 2013. First, I have always been a fan of 300SL Roadsters and have owned five of them, including one of the pro- Sports Car Market RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/13 SCM# 215662 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 110, s/n 1980427500195 Condition 2- Sold at $1,540,000 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214788 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 10, s/n 19804210002727 Condition 3 Sold at $770,000 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214757 Tim Scott ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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totype cars. So don’t shoot me for saying I’m confused by 300SL Roadster prices of late — and particularly this sale. Here’s why: 300SLs are magnificent cars. Brilliantly engineered and technologically superior to almost anything else in period, they are one of the few vintage cars that do not feel vintage in use, and they are also remarkably robust in their construction, as one would expect. For a race-bred car, a 300SL is about as docile and comfortable as one could ask for. While I prefer the Gullwing for appearance, there is also no denying the Roadster is a far more user-friendly device, as it is far less prone to try to kill you with snap oversteer or by raising your core temperature on a hot day until you have no choice but to expire. Levels of desire In the hierarchy of Roadsters, 1961 and later cars (from chassis 2780) are the most desirable because of factory disc brakes and other improvements. Trumping that would be a factory disc-brake car with the alloy engine block (from chassis 3049). The catalog description for our subject car (3044) states the cast-iron block was more reliable, and that this was the last example fitted with one. I think both arguments would be hard to prove, let alone add any value. A total of 1,858 300SL Roadsters were produced from 1957 to 1963. For almost any car manufacturer, that is a miniscule production run, but in this two-comma-price world of blue-chip exotics, that’s a big number. So, the combination of comfort, speed and relatively large production numbers cre- ates an interesting issue for owners who like to participate in vintage rallies — most are over-subscribed with 300SLs, and if you do get in, the answer to the question of “which car are you driving” becomes more complex. Something along the lines of: “The Ivory 300SL.” “With the blue interior.” “And the Minnesota plates.” Skyrocketing values From 2008 to 2012, with few exceptions, good 300SL Roadsters were solidly in the $500k–$650k range. Exceptional ones with restorations from known SL specialists such as Paul Russell & Company could bring in the area of $900k. Anybody who wanted an SL Roadster didn’t have to search too hard, as they are standard fare at any good auction and easy to find with a phone call to the right people. It’s basic supply and demand — and while the demand has always been steady, so has the supply. But the past eight months have brought a dramatic spike in SL prices, and our feature car is the current poster child of that trend. And here’s what I find really interesting: Our subject car could technically be considered the first $1.4m 300SL resto-mod. In a world where date-coded hose clamps and count- ing perforations in the leather to make sure they are all there is the norm, in rolls a subtly modified hot-rod SL that flat rang the bell. It isn’t a spectacular unrestored example; nor is it a Pebble Beach-level, dead-correct restoration. It is a car that somebody with means built to suit their taste and driving desires, which is an undertaking that is typically a detriment to a car’s value. But not on this day. Were the modifications what made the difference? While some were sensible, such as the rear-axle ratio and extra heat insulation, I’ve never driven an SL that I thought was hard to steer. I never desired to park with one finger, for that matter. A proper stock SL offers a sensational driving experi- ence, so I doubt somebody placed a $400k premium on a French electric power-steering kit, a Japanese alternator and a Dutch distributor — all three available as kits for under $3,000 total. The big question is how much would it cost to bring this car to the current standard for a concours-restored one? That would be the number I would subtract from the market price of a car restored to this level, rather than adding some arbitrary number for the modern upgrades. As such, there are no two ways about it — this car was well sold. Time will tell if the 300SL market will surpass this result, or fail to sustain these new numbers. Any bets? ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) September 2013 81

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German Profile The Cumberford Perspective The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is better than the coupe — but less desirable By Robert Cumberford 4 I loved the MercedesBenz 300SL coupes from the moment I saw the first racing cars in Los Angeles after they’d won the Carrera Panamericana, and I’ve enjoyed every one of the half-dozen or so I’ve driven over a half-century — including examples owned by Daimler Benz and General Motors. I’d like to have one, as most enthusiasts would. But the Roadster is a much better car, easier to live with, with better handling and comfort. It’s an extremely good-looking vehicle, too. Still, the charismatic persona of the “Gullwing” just isn’t there. Despite visual improvements, such as integrated headlamps and elegant wraparound windshield — plus the practical advantages of easier ingress and having the fuel filler out of the trunk behind its own door — this is just an extremely handsome car, not an iconic manifestation of motoring magic. Mercedes has made tens of thousands of SL Series convertibles since this model limited-production was essentially hand-built on a variation of the complex coupe welded tube frame, but none of them, not even the McLaren-built SLR, looks half as good as this model from the 1950s. Given design restraints imposed since 1957, probably none ever will surpass this. But I’d still rather have a coupe. Wouldn’t you? ♦ 1 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 These beautifully shaped headlamps, not allowed in the United States in period, did a great job of finishing the elongated front fender profile. 2 The extremely long hood provided a splendid view for the driver, with voluptuous fender shapes and the twin hood bumps, later cribbed for the first Corvette facelift. 3 These “eyebrows” appear to be a few millimeters longer than those on the coupes. They allow fulljounce, full-lock steering and were claimed to help aerodynamics. 4 The centerline inclination angle of the windshield is similar to the coupe, but 7 wraps farther aft to a morevertical A-pillar. 5 The removable hard top is handsome and includes a really big backlight, but the charisma of the coupe top is lost completely. 6 The door sill is much lower than that of the coupes, but is nonetheless much higher than on any other roadsters or convertibles of the time, and it was still awkward for egress. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 This indented line is an aesthetically unnecessary addition, but it does provide useful door-panel stiffening. 8 The impressively long rear deck presumably allowed a bit of luggage under the deck lid, since the limited space behind the coupe seats was where baggage went. 9 Taillight assemblies are much longer than for the coupes, wrapping well forward on the fenders, a positive safety factor. 10 No more opening the trunk, VW Beetle-fashion, just to fill the big fuel tank. But for all its charm, the disposition of elements is very much racer— not tourer. 11 More superfluous chrome, bizarrely not quite aligned with the rub strip on the flanks. 12 Extending the chrome strips from the engine compartment outlets is stylistic 6 excess and not needed in the graphic composition of the body sides. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) When I drove the Mercedes-Benz Museum’s 300SL Roadster, the turn signals control was the horn ring, but this example appears to have a conventional switch added to the column. Anachronisms for us are the huge steering wheel and the elegantly slender shift lever. All the bright little buttons on the panel are visually a delight, ergonomically horrible. Note red area on the speedometer starting at 118 mph. Simple seats look — and are — extremely comfortable. A period piece, but so what? 8 3 2 5 9 12 82 11 10 Sports Car Market

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American Profile 1945 GMC DUKW 2.5-Ton Amphibian As a restoration project, this is not for the weak of wallet. You are money ahead to get a good, functional original by B. Mitchell Carlson and Stuart Lenzke Details Years produced: 1943–45 Number produced: 21,147 Current SCM Valuation: $25,500–$50,000 Chassis #: Data plate on the dashboard, plus over the front axle on the left frame rail Engine #: Pad on the driver’s side of the top of engine block, just below the cylinder head Clubs: Military Vehicle Preservation Association More: www.mvpa.org Alternatives: 1941–45 GMC CCKW 2.5-ton truck, 1950–55 GMC M135 2.5-ton truck, 1941–45 Ford GPA amphibious military “Seep” SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 18200 I nitially, the DUKW was rejected by the U.S. Army, but the unexpected rescue of a ship that had run aground convinced them of its efficiency and seaworthiness, subsequently confirmed by a channel crossing. Developed by Sparkman & Stephens in collaboration with General Motors Corporation, each letter of its name has a meaning: “D” for a vehicle designed in 1942; “U” for utility; “K” for front-wheel drive: “W” for two rear axles. Understandably, it was known colloquially as the “Duck.” Derived from the GMC ACKXW, it had a 4.4-liter, 6-cylinder Chevrolet engine that was capable of propelling the vehicle to 80 km per hour (50 mph) on land and approximately 10 km per hour (6.2 mph) in water, thanks to the propeller situated at the rear. Capable of transporting goods or 15 to 20 people plus equipment, several thousand examples of this amphibious vehicle were built and used in many different combat theaters including the Pacific Islands, in Europe for the Normandy landings — and in Belgium and the Netherlands. Bought by the current owner in 1992 in a govern- ment auction, the DUKW on offer is running and complete. It comes with all its accessories such as the bilge pump, full cover, ropes, fenders, anchors, tool kit, etc. This is very rare for this type of vehicle. According to the registration document, it was first put into service in 1945, although it was probably built two years earlier. In good original condition, this vehicle was passed to the SNECMA by the French army at the start of the 1960s. It has therefore spent most of its life in Normandy. 84 Amphibious vehicles are rare, and this opportunity is bound to attract enthusiasts. SCM Analysis This truck, Lot 274, sold for $28,611, including buyer’s premium, at Artcurial’s “Automobiles Sur Les Champs V” auction in Paris on June 10, 2013. World War II had been raging for 10 months when, in June 1940, the U.S. government formed the National Defense Research Committee — a full 18 months prior to the United States entering the war. The NDRC, a clean-slate, fresh-idea think tank outside of the normal military and corporate channels, was told to find new tools and methods for the U.S. military. An amphibious jeep was first on the list. With P.C. Putnam leading the team, a hull designed by Roderick Stephens Jr., and a driveline by Ford, the end result was the Ford GPA, or “Seep.” Rather slow, easily swamped, and not having much range or cargo capacity, it wasn’t nearly as successful as the now-famous Jeep. The NDRC morphed into the Office of Scientific Research and Development in June of 1941. In April 1942, Putnam was asked to develop an amphibious truck. He chose the already-in-production GMC CCKW as a starting point, and once again had Roderick Stephens design the hull and a team of engineers from Pontiac build the prototype, which was successfully tested in June of 1942. An initial order for 2,000 was placed and production commenced. Minor teething problems were overcome, but the biggest problem was training enough crew to operate the 1943 GMC CCKW 353A1 Lot 21, s/n 467770 Condition 1Sold at $20,708 Artcurial, Monaco, 7/26/12 SCM# 209365 1942 Chevrolet G7 107 Lot U152, s/n BV471608 Condition 3+ Sold at $10,500 Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 5/17/11 SCM# 179403 1944 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen Lot 163, s/n 14133 Condition 2 Sold at $231,725 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, 5/10/08 SCM# 116685 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial Motorcars

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(and Asia from Imperial Japan) was why we were building them. Europe was where we shipped and used most of them for much of World War II. After the war, there was a gentlemen’s agreement with the War Department and the U.S. auto industry that the vehicles that could compete with the civilian market were not to return to the U.S. Also, they were not worth the shipping costs to bring them back to the states. So, many of these military vehicles re-armed our allies and provided transport to a continent in need of work trucks to help rebuild. The DUKW was something of an unusual duck, as it craft, as driving in water proved much more difficult than expected. All DUKWs were powered with the 270-ci GMC 6-cylinder engine that also pow- ered the CCKW. All DUKWs were built to a common specification, although the early hull shape differed somewhat from later production. A floating, fighting truck The DUKW was the first vehicle to allow the operator to vary the tire pressure from the driver’s compartment. On the DUKW, this was to allow for increased flotation with less tire pressure on beach sand and for more pressure on improved roads or coral. This was also why DUKWs have single rear wheels instead of the dual rears on CCKWs. While the DUKW was not designed to be an amphibious assault vehicle, mostly because of the 1/8-inch-thick, soft-skin hull, it did serve in that role when it was discovered that unguided 4.5-inch artillery rockets and 105 mm howitzers could be fired when being transported facing forward. However, it was an outstanding success in its primary role: the ship-to-shore-and-beyond shuttling of personnel and war materiel, including river crossings and general transport in backwater areas. First used in the Pacific theater in March 1943 at Noumea, New Caledonia, the DUKW also proved especially effective in the European theater, beginning with the invasion of Sicily in October of 1943, on the D-Day beaches of Normandy, the invasion of southern France, and in the Dutch lowlands that the retreating Germans flooded. Various other allies also used them, including 586 sent to the Russians under LendLease. The British and French continued to use them into the 1960s, while the U.S. used them in Korea and up to Vietnam. After World War II, some were decommissioned and distributed to civilian search- and-rescue units and law enforcement. However, in civilian hands, they became most famous as tourist craft. Most notable are the ones used for touring the lakes of the Wisconsin Dells area. The first “duck tour” company was formed in 1946 by Mel Flath and Bob Unger, whose company is still in business today as “The Original Wisconsin Ducks.” Other DUKWs are the star vehicles of amphibious tour companies worldwide — especially in cities with significant coast or shoreline. Continued service with civilian and military users through today has greatly enhanced parts availability. Why was this a European Duck? This example is equipped as a typical late-production version, with slanted wind- shield. It is also shod with a set of tires with NATO-spec tread, which to an enthusiast comes off a bit distracting. Experts expect to see a set of World War II-era non-directional tread tires fitted. This Duck was one of seven U.S. military vehicles consigned and offered at no reserve from a French collection. It doesn’t seem out of place for one of these to be offered at a high-end auction in Paris. Yanks have been embracing more of our history from World War II in the past de- cade, but so too have a great number of the folks we liberated. The Italians, Belgians, and French have been very active in re-enacting famous World War II battles, and they’ve been very authentic in their portrayals of the liberating Americans and their equipment. In fact, the U.S.-based Military Vehicle Collectors Association has opened up a liaison office in Florence, Italy. It’s actually easier and cheaper to buy and restore an American World War II vehicle in Europe than in the U.S. Simply put, liberating Europe from Nazi Germany September 2013 85 was unique enough to warrant redeploying globally — and keeping it in active service longer than the CCKW trucks it was based on. Those CCKWs it shared most running parts with were relatively plentiful as surplus in Europe — along with their spare parts. In a way, one can argue that we helped set up the vintage military vehicle parts supply network over there at the end of the war, and the Europeans are still benefiting from it. A good buy for a weird vehicle The selling price seems very reasonable. However, as seen below, it hardly can be much of runner if that Jimmy 270 is without an upper radiator hose. Even if it only needs the usual mechanical waking up like most museum vehicles (such as hoses and brakes), it still would be a good buy if it were in the U.S. However, the Europeans — who use DUKWs to a greater extent than we do — would call this sale market-correct. These are not vehicles that are a slam-dunk to eas- ily restore, such as a Jeep or a CCKW. The DUKW has complex systems, such as the tire-inflation unit and propeller drive. In addition, there is always the need to keep it all sealed and seaworthy. And, as this truck is also a watercraft, there are always corrosion issues to deal with — either preventing or repairing. Tackling one as a restoration project is not for the weak of talent or light of wallet. More so than even most vintage military vehicles or cars, you are money ahead to get a good functional original. If this is in fact a complete runner, it’s well bought. ♦ (Introductory description Motorcars.) courtesy of Artcurial

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Race Car Profile 1955 Lotus Mk IX Competition Lotus easily runs with the big dogs, but it lacks the prestige of racers built for rich sportsmen by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1954–55 Number produced: About 30 Original list price: £1,200 ($3,400) Current SCM Valuation: $100,000– $225,000 (Eleven) Engine #: Right side of block at front Chassis #: Unknown Club: Club Lotus More: www.clublotus.co.uk Alternatives: 1955 Cooper Bobtail, 1956–57 Elva Mk II, 1954–56 OSCA MT 4 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps T he Lotus Mk IX was derived from the Mk VIII, Colin Chapman’s first full-bodywork two-seater barchetta. As with the Mk VIII, the Mk IX was designed around a lightweight steel tubular chas- sis, fitted with aluminum panels. The body was designed by Frank Costin (the “Cos” in “Cosworth”), and built by Williams & Pritchard. It had independent front suspension and a rear De Dion axle, with “in-board” drum brakes. The Lotus IX could be fitted with a 1,500-cc MG engine, but the most common configuration involved the Coventry-Climax 1,100-cc engine. With its low weight and aerodynamic design, the car performed brilliantly in its class, both in Europe and the United States. This Lotus IX has a particularly interesting, con- tinuous history. It was one of the first two built for the Sebring 12 Hour race in 1955. Bought by Bobby Burns, a Texan enthusiast, it was delivered to New York by plane and from there by road to Sebring, the entire journey driven by entrants Norman Scott and Sam Samuelson, as reported in an Autosport article in March 1955. This wasn’t the best preparation for the race perhaps, but it didn’t prevent them leading the class in the eighth hour before a stone pierced the oil sump and put an end to their dreams. It was the first Lotus entry in an international endurance race. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 263, sold for $182,789, including buyer’s premium, at the Artcurial Paris auction on June 10, 2013. All of the great post-war racing marques have their creation myths — or at least origin stories — and they mostly are based around great individuals who, having shown brilliance before the war as team managers 86 (Ferrari), engineers (Porsche), or industrialists (Sir William Lyon of Jaguar and David Brown of Aston Martin), used the power, experience and money that they had accumulated to create or build formidable racing entities as Europe’s economies recovered during the 1950s. Lotus wasn’t like that at all. Colin Chapman and the group of friends he assembled to build the cars he called Lotus were a motley group of barely 20-year-old kids who had come of age shortly after the war. None of them had any experience in the automobile business (or in anything else) beyond repairing their own pre-war Austins. Several had trained as engineers, but they were mostly just car nuts. They all had other jobs. None of them had any money, although two brothers named Allen had indulgent parents who provided a well-equipped garage and occasional financial help in the earliest days. What they did have was energy, enthusiasm, intel- ligence, and a willingness to work insane hours on evenings and weekends in pursuit of their dream, which in the beginning was simply to build some racing cars for themselves. And of course they had Colin Chapman. Suave, persuasive and charming — as well as egotistical and very manipulative — Chapman had the perfect combination of attributes to assemble and motivate a small group of volunteers to effectively build him a racing car. Trained as a civil engineer, Chapman had an excel- lent feel for structures and developed the first Lotus, a modified Austin Seven mud trials/road car, while in the RAF during the late 1940s. He learned that a light, stiff chassis with soft suspension in a very small car managed Sports Car Market 1956 Lotus Eleven Le Mans Lot 249, s/n 211 Condition 2+ Sold at $238,286 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/2/12 SCM# 209107 1955 Lotus-Ford Mk IX Lot 128, s/n MKIX85 Condition 4 Sold at $103,845 Bonhams, Paris, 2/7/09 SCM# 119689 1956 Cooper T 39 Bobtail Lot 58, s/n N/A Condition 2+ Not sold at $183,821 H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/10/07 SCM# 47261 Courtesy of Artcurial Motorcars

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the dual roles very well. In June 1950, he took it to the Silverstone circuit on a lark and beat a serious Bugatti, proving that his ideas worked on the track as well — it also hooked him on circuit racing. Chapman was now out of the RAF, and the 750 Motor Club had announced a new class of sports racing cars based on Austin Seven mechanicals, so for the 1951 season he was determined to build a car to compete. This is where the team of volunteers entered the scene. Fast from the start Working in the garage behind the Allens’ house, the friends took to building the first “frame-up” Lotus, the Mk III, and it was ready to race in May. It was an immediate success. Very quickly, the other competitors came knocking, looking for all manner of pieces and services. By December 1951, they had to move out of the garage and into proper commercial space: Lotus Engineering became a real company. In July 1952, the space-frame Lotus VI was introduced — the first Lotus sold to customers — and the lads started thinking that they might actually become a car company. By early 1954, Lotus had sold a few Mk VIs and wanted to step beyond British club racing and try their hand in the 1,500-cc International Class, where Porsche and OSCA dominated. It was time for the Mk VIII. All previous Lotus cars had looked essentially the same: a rectangular body with front cycle fenders and faired-in rear wheels — much like the J Allards, only smaller — but to go up against European heavyweights a proper streamlined body was essential. One of the original crew was Mike Costin, who had gravitated into being the en- gines guy as Lotus developed. His older brother Frank was an airplane designer for de Havilland, so it seemed a good idea to take the body design project to him (as an aside, the catalog copy quoted above is incorrect — Mike Costin ended up being the “Cos” in “Cosworth”, while Frank, an aerodynamicist and structures guy, eventually became the “Cos” in “Marcos”). Although (or maybe because) he had never dealt with automobiles before, Frank accepted the challenge (for free in his spare time, of course). Frank Costin was particularly concerned — even alarmed — with the prospect of somebody on the ground going 130 mph in a vehicle as light and small as Chapman proposed. So, he spent an inordinate amount of time creating a low-drag shape that would be extremely stable at speed. The resulting design was spectacular — particularly at the time: a low, very pointy nose that rose in curves to a pair of almost tail-like rear fenders that were designed to prevent yaw at high speeds. It wasn’t a stylist’s dream; it was pure aerodynamics — and it worked. Lighter and faster The prototype Mk VIII, with an MG engine, was an immediate success, and Lotus quickly started building them for customers. In a fortuitous coincidence, the Coventry Climax company, a builder of forklifts and industrial engines, had recently introduced a very light marine fire-pump engine and had been persuaded to modify it for automotive use. The Climax FWA (Feather Weight Automotive) became available in mid-1954 — just in time for the new Lotus. Considering the cast iron, pre-war lumps that were the alternative, the Climax FWA was a revelation: light, powerful and small. It was a perfect match for Lotus racers and became their standard engine. Only a few Lotus Mk VIIIs were built: The car quickly evolved into the Mk IX — the first Lotus to use standardized components. Strong in history, less so in price The Mk IX was the first “production” Lotus, and as such, it holds a particularly important spot in the pantheons of both Lotus and of British racing in general. The current British hegemony in racing design and production got its start with the success of Lotus. Where it fits in the pantheon of collectability is a more complex question. Although it was hugely important in both design and execution, it was always more of an everyman’s racer — a David among Goliaths — and the basic rule of “special then, special now” seems to apply. Based largely on production-car components ingeniously adapted to the purpose, it was built for and sold primarily to struggling Englishmen trying to recover from the war, and it sold for a fraction of what equivalent Porsche, OSCA, or Maserati racers (with almost exclusively bespoke components) cost. Lotus proved that it could — indeed still does — easily run with the big dogs, but it lacks the prestige of racers built for rich sportsmen. So, now as then, Lotus cars carry a fraction of the value of those big-dog cars. The best comparable car to the Lotus IX is the Lotus Eleven, The IX is more historic — and more rare — so it is more collectible than the Eleven. However, the IX is not as fast or as comfortable to drive, so it has less value as a racer. These factors seem to balance out in a manner that leaves the two roughly equivalent in value, with the Eleven slightly higher at just under $200,000. Our subject Mk IX was set up more as a racer than a collectible (incorrect disc brakes) and thus suffered some in relative value. I would say it was correctly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) Lotus Model Numbers A note on Lotus nomenclature: The early Lotus cars were designated by Roman numerals through the Mk X. The next car, which was designed to be road-legal, was called the Eleven (not XI). After this point only pure racing cars bore number designations, and all road cars bore names starting with E (Elite, Elan, etc.). The car at Sebring, 1955 September 2013 87

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Market Reports Overview Healthy Market, Healthy Growth From $6k price tags to six-digit price tags, the market is thriving By Tony Piff http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr M ake no mistake: the car collecting hobby is thriving. Across the globe, across every automotive genre, and across the full spectrum of price points, sales totals are growing, and cars are getting more valuable. The average sold price at the auctions covered in this issue ranged from six grand at VanDerBrink in Murdo, SD, to the six digits at RM in Cernobbio, Italy. And 2013 is proving to be a banner year. Wherever there is a collector-car auction, you’ll find SCM’s Auction Analysts. They are the ones armed with clipboards, cameras and price guides, talking to buyers, sellers and collectors, watching the market, spotting trends in real time. Blue-chip Ferraris took center stage at RM’s biennial Villa Erba sale, held on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Sixteen of the 40 handpicked consignments wore the Prancing Horse emblem, as did nine of the top 10 high sellers. Overall totals increased to $35.5m from $33.4 last year, and average price per car once again exceeded $1m — helped in no small part by the 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Competizione coupe that earned $12.8m (the priciest car in this issue). Aston Martins brought strong prices in Newport Pagnell, U.K., at Bonhams’ annual Works sale. Bonhams had no trouble selling all 47 cars, earning a 100% sell-through rate. Totals rocketed to $15.3m, up 50% from last year’s all-time high of $10.2m. Price per car averaged $325k, and top-sale honors went to the 1960 DB4GT “Jet” coupe, sold at $4.9m. Stateside, Bonhams held their strongest Greenwich Concours d’Elegance sale to date. They consigned and sold more cars than ever (74/99), for a very respectable 75% sales rate, and totals climbed to a new high of $5.3m from $5.2m Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) Sales Totals RM, Villa Erba, ITA Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, U.K. Leake, Tulsa, OK Bonhams, Greenwich, CT Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K. Classic Motorcar, Novi, MI Vanderbrink, Murdo, SD $303,258 $35,519,120 $15,302,821 $11,801,911 $5,340,745 $1,347,311 $542,592 last year. Sold price averaged $72k per car, which is typical for this sale. A 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged Sports roadster sold for $875k, just ahead of a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante at $825k. And out west, not far from the South Dakota Badlands, VanDerBrink Auctions hosted the annual “Murdo in May” auction in Murdo, SD. Enthusiasts from across the region flocked here to bid on consignments such as a 1962 Chevrolet K10 pickup, rust-addled but appealing at $927, and a 1962 Corvette 327/250 convertible, rather nice and rather well sold at $36k. Altogether, 45 out of 79 cars sold for a 57% sales rate, a $303k total and a $6,700 average price per car. We conclude the market reports with our Global Roundup. In this issue, we cull highlights from Leake Dallas, Classic Motorcar Auctions Novi and Silverstone Northamptonshire. ♦ SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 90 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione coupe, $12,812,800—RM, p. 108 2. 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT “Jet” coupe, $4,939,193—Bon, p. 116 3. 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Aerodinamico coupe, $2,839,200—RM, p. 110 4. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe, $1,456,000— RM, p. 110 5. 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $1,448,720—RM, p. 108 6. 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $1,390,480—RM, p. 112 7. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $1,266,720—RM, p. 110 8. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO coupe, $1,252,160—RM, p. 112 9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series II cabriolet, $1,084,720—RM, p. 110 10. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, $1,033,760—RM, p. 110 1. 1958 Jaguar XK 150 coupe, $49,500—Bon, p. 94 2. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I tourer, $349,440—RM, p. 106 3. 1911 Winton Model 17B touring, $220,000—Bon, p. 102 4. 1936 Chevrolet Master 2-dr sedan, $14,300—Lke, p. 146 5. 1965 Chevrolet Biscayne wagon, $3,502—VDB, p. 130 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT Bonhams — The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction The 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged Sports Roadster was expertly restored with known early history, and it found a new home at $875k Company Bonhams Date June 2, 2013 Location Greenwich, CT Auctioneers Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 74/99 Sales rate 75% Sales total $5,340,745 High sale 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged Sports Roadster, sold at $875,000 Buyer’s premium 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged Sports Roadster, sold at $875,000 Report and photos by John Lyons, select photos courtesy of Bonhams Market opinions in italics S ince 1995, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance has brought together locals, visitors and hundreds of classic cars to the beautiful waterfront of Greenwich, CT. The event is the only two-day concours of its kind in the area, offering great American Classics on Saturday and a completely different experience on Sunday’s “Concours Europa.” A change in Connecticut law in 2005 allowed vintage- car auctions to take place outside of dealerships and allowed laypeople to attend and even buy a classic car without having to possess a Connecticut dealer’s license. Bonhams seized the opportunity and partnered with the concours to establish an annual auction in Greenwich. Bonhams consigned 279 memorabilia lots and 99 automobiles for this year’s sale — the largest gathering of automobiles that Bonhams has ever offered in Greenwich. Of the 99 cars, 74 sold, for a total sale sellthrough rate of 75%. The total dollar volume for autos was $5.3m, representing a very strong showing for any auction and a record-breaking result for Greenwich. Bonhams changed things up a bit again this year, with North American Vice President Rupert Banner 92 auctioneering as well as describing the automobiles. He held command of the auction while bidders paid rapt attention. Top-sale honors went to the 1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged Sports Roadster, which found a new home at $875k. It was an expertly restored car with known history back to its very early days. Also strong was the 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, selling for $825k. This was a right-hand-drive example in concours condition. Other notable consignments included a superbly restored 1955 MG TF roadster that sold for a well-earned top-market price of $41k; and a truly impeccable 1964 Triumph TR4 convertible, which sold for $37k, far under its restoration cost. A 1958 Jaguar XK 150 coupe was also very well done, and at $50k, it was also very well bought. A very nice Isetta 600 “limousine” sold for Sales Totals $30k, under the expected money, and a 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 was a bargain at $21k. If the new FJ owner opts for a quick flip, I think a high-quality detailing of the interior and engine bay could yield a tidy profit. The charm and elegance of the Greenwich Concours always makes the first weekend of June a highlight on my calendar. Bonhams’ auction is an important and growing part of the weekend. I expect next year to show continued growth and success for both the concours and the auction. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 10%, included in sold prices courtesy Bonhams

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT CZECH #368-1947 TATRA T87 Series II sedan. S/N 69234. Green/green leather. Odo: 317 miles. Fine restoration of a most unusual and now sought-after car, featured on the rear catalog cover. Color combination a bit unusual. Fairly even gaps and door fit. Minimal waves in paint. Minor chips in hood edge. Original outside mirrors with pitting. Excellent interior with good leather and no carpeting. Instru- cause it is such a pristine original. High bid was a little light but not by much. #321-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 ments pristine. Door gaps dirty and in need of detailing. Engine bay older detailed but ready for attention. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Series I cars are more sought-after and far rarer. Second-Series cars are more numerous, and buyers can be more choosy. The color and quality of restoration might have also held this one back a bit. Seller should spend the time and money to re-detail the car and expect a much better result next time out. ENGLISH #331-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 671555. Silver/red leather. Odo: 7,644 miles. Superb restoration in killer color combination. Elegant silver paint nearly flawless with equally well-done red leather hides inside. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,500. The car inal data tag. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $38,500. These have come into their own with several six-figure results to their credit. But this car, titled on its engine number, lacks the provenance to ever be more than a shiny driver. Bonhams presented the car honestly with a $40k–$50k estimate, and the final price looked fair, all things considered. #313-1955 MG TF roadster. S/N HDB369907. Red/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 13,087 miles. Beautiful restoration. Spotless paint and trim. Well-detailed engine bay. Undercarriage equally well done. Union Jack decal under pilling on carpet and an engine bay detail with slight aging. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. This sold for huge money, even with its provenance. I hope the high bidder inspected carefully, as the car’s show days are just about completely behind this one. Well sold. #319-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series III coupe. S/N DB4664L. Goodwood Green/ tan leather. Odo: 48,966 miles. Very nice cosmetic restoration. Average work on bumpers with a couple of bubbles noted. Excellent paint and trim. Interior mostly original and in very tidy shape. Great colors. Engine bay and undercarriage well detailed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $450,000. One of the first highdollar cars of the auction, but it did not find a was stunning, and I was just as taken with it as many of the bidders were. Last seen a year ago here in Greenwich, where it sold for $139k (SCM# 202052). Offered today without reserve, it sailed easily into range and sold just short of the $130k high estimate. #335-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N 680162. Gray/red leather. Odo: 60,649 miles. Elegant unrestored car. Original paint with blending as needed. Original interior that looks like a 10-year-old restoration. Beautiful original wood. Spotless instruments. Welldetailed engine bay. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. This is a tough car to score be- 94 BN1 roadster. S/N 1B221424M. White/red vinyl. Odo: 84,884 miles. Very old frame-on restoration. Poor door fit with lots of edge chips. Some trim restored and some pitted originals. Average engine bay with minimal cleaning. Interior incorrect with vinyl seats. Three-speed with overdrive. Car missing orig- Very well-detailed engine bay showing slight signs of use. Heritage Trust Certificate included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. This sold under the SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation of $55k–$65k, and for probably a fraction of the cost of the restoration. Well bought. #325-1958 MGA coupe. S/N HMT4344490. Island Green/black leather. Odo: 76,382 miles. Very well-known Judson supercharged MG. High-dollar restoration performed years ago. Some signs of use since, including many chips on door edges, average door gaps, minor hood adds Anglo appeal. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,700. Brilliantly executed restoration and very well prepared and displayed for auction. Top-of-the-market price for a TF, but find a better one. Well bought. #323-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N S834923BW. Red/tan leather. Odo: 63,286 miles. Beautiful restoration. Excellent paint, chrome and trim. Very good original glass. Stunning tan hides are inside. Original instrumentation excellent. BEST BUY new home. I can’t complain about the car much, as it was well done, with the only concerns fairly obvious and also easily remedied. The $525k–$575k estimate struck me as high for a Series III DB4, but the Aston world has Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT seen nice appreciation recently. High bid was probably market-correct, but in another year, that could be a different story. #379-1962 BENTLEY S2 CONTINEN- TAL Flying Spur saloon. S/N BC91CZ. Red/ white leather. RHD. Odo: 53,174 miles. Older color change. Lots of checking and cracking in paint. Interior dyed an incorrect shade of white. RHD is “kiss of death” at auction. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $57,200. Offered but not glass. In the end, I scored it higher, as finding an NOS piece in perfect condition is likely impossible, and judging from the rest of the car, the seller probably tried. Impeccable and sold for what must have been a fraction of the restoration cost. Very well bought. #303-1965 JAGUAR S-TYPE saloon. S/N P1B77094BW. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 90,376 miles. Light resto-mod. Rear door welded shut. Late-model GM seats. Incorrect console. Correct dash and instrumentation. sold at the Simeone barn-find sale last October at a high bid of $65k, when we described it as “a tough sell in RHD and non-original color” (SCM# 213766). With restored examples selling only in the mid-$100k range, I think the buyer might be upside-down out of the gate here. #339-1962 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 876857. British Racing Green/black vinyl/ tan leather. Odo: 85,227 miles. Very wellpresented car with all the right stuff, including tool roll, Heritage Certificate and lots of documentation. Excellent color combination and still good enough to stand tall at any JCNA 4,840 miles. Fantastic example expertly restored several years ago. Nearly flawless paint and trim. Killer looks. Beautiful interior appears new with only the slightest wear to the driver’s seat. All trim bits and controls spot- less. Perfect carpeting. Perfect leather. Engine bay show-detailed by marque experts. Spotless new top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $825,000. LHD is far more usable in this country, but with only 29 DB6 Vantage Volantes delivered in any configuration, this was a wonderful and extremely desirable car. Well bought just over the $800k low estimate. #367-1967 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E11727. Gunmetal/red cloth/red leather. Odo: 10,852 miles. Older restoration. Very nice paint, great color combination. Old, stained top boot. Top a little better. Average gaps with some slight hood misalignment. Correct, nice interior. Engine bay very clean Correct engine well detailed. Very nice paint and trim. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Good S-type Jags typically sell in the mid $20k range. High bid here looked like more than enough to buy it. #317-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III saloon. S/N LSKP203. Red & gray/gray leather. Odo: 96,491 km. Rust repair, terrible paint, faded and pitted chrome bits. Interior redone in very cheap leather and in incorrect patterns. Mainland European-de- event. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Last seen earlier this year at Amelia Island at the RM Auction, where it sold for $107k (SCM# 215619). Buying at one auction and selling at another is always great for the transporters and the auction houses, but here again we see the challenge of flipping cars for profit. The car was bid to the right money, as confirmed by its prior sale earlier this year. #320-1963 TRIUMPH TR4 Surrey Top convertible. S/N CT21834L0. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 12,870 miles. Fantastic restoration of a highly desirable TR4. Excellent paint and trim. Phenomenal panel fit. Very good original glass with only minor scratches from time. Engine bay equal to rest of car. Underside well kept. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $36,850. I struggled over whether to give this car a score of 1 or 1- due to the rear 96 livery car, so odo reads in km. Original wood flaking and peeling a bit. Dirty original engine bay. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. This car looked great from... Stamford? When the car crossed the block, crickets could be heard in the distance. Another candidate for eBay or the parts yard. #341-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage Volante convertible. S/N DBVC3610R. Silver/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: Sports Car Market with an older detail. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $101,200. This car could easily be brought up a level or two by replacing the top and boot with correct materials and spending a week or two seriously detailing the car back to show health. The bones are great, and bidders recognized that, bidding the car to near high estimate. FRENCH #324-1930 BUGATTI TYPE 43 roadster. S/N 43286. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 429 miles. A rebodied car, but done in period and with great execution. Flawless restoration. Beautiful paint, chrome and trim. One small surface scratch on right rear fender would likely polish out. Some other minor detailing

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT warranted, but Pebble Beach quality overall. Supercharged. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $875,000. Last seen at Bonhams’ Carmel sale in 2011, where it failed to sell at a $950k high bid (SCM# 183059). It no-saled on the block this weekend in CT, but a deal came together later. Price paid here looked market-correct for a supercharged car. #378-1958 FACEL VEGA FV4 Typhoon coupe. S/N FV457NY9. Red/green leather. Odo: 53,093 miles. True “barn find” with mostly original paint and virtually everything else original. Just good enough to be kept and rehabbed as-is. Older rust repair around headlights. Original interior with dry and cracking #365-1960 BMW ISETTA 600 sedan. S/N 133279. Cream/red vinyl. Odo: 25,940 miles. Really nice Isetta 600 in a crowd-attracting color combo. Very nice interior with seat wear evident. Lots of accessories, including bumper guards, mud flaps and side trim. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Last seen at Bonhams’ 2010 Westport sale, where it failed to sell at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 167054). This car was very nice, but given its value, I think it probably should have been sold without reserve. Ownership was seeking oval-window money for a later car. High bid looked like more than enough. #306-1964 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 100251. Blue/white vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 3,814 miles. Average-quality restoration with many pieces untouched. Minor paint prep issues and small parking lot dent behind driver’s door. Yellowing tires. Average engine bay with older detailing. Cond: 3. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,000. No sale on the block, but sold immediately after, for less than what they typically bring. This was the larger 600 “limousine,” so maybe the cuteness factor wasn’t quite as high. Buyer got a good deal. leather, but no serious tears. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $62,700. Sold at the higher end of range. Not exactly a ton of comparable sales, but for the price paid, someone got one heck of an attention-getter—but also a pretty big money pit, if he decides to restore. I’ll call it well bought if it’s just going to be rehabbed and driven as a beater. GERMAN #360-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83229. Silver/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 95,056 miles. Stunning little Speedster with a ton of eyeball. Exterior nearly flawless with only a couple small chips noted on hood edge. Interior equal to the exterior with no wear or blemishes visible. Engine bay showdetailed. Correct numbers-matching car with Cond: 2. SOLD AT $143,000. I think the colors ruled the day here, as what I felt was a highly optimistic estimate ($120k–$140k) was quickly and easily eclipsed. While I think it was a steep price to pay for a 190SL today, something tells me that five years from now, it may look like a bargain. #354-1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 3084015. Java Green/gray vinyl. Odo: 32,636 miles. Beautiful little Bug with great options and accessories. Excellent door fit. Nice paint and bumpers. Chromed wheels with wide whitewalls. Tinted side glass. Roof rack. Spotless interior with nice reproduction seats. Good original-style carpeting. Detailed engine bay with aftermarket supercharger. Spotless original pans. Cond: 2+. Kardex Certificate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $177,100. The Porsche segment of the market continues to be white-hot, and bidding on this car was strong. Given the recent prices of Kardex-correct Speedsters, this car sold $25k– $50k under its worth. Silver is a very rare color and highly desired in a Speedster. Unless there’s some deep, dark secret, such as a restamped engine case or previous serious collision damage repaired poorly, this was one of the best buys of the auction. 98 #340-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104210017584. Black/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 23,975 miles. Very good restoration of a factory black car. Good panel fit and paintwork. Excellent chrome and trim. Interior restored with new carpeting, instruments and MB-Tex seats. Lots of eye appeal. SOLD AT $59,400. Last sold for $50k at Russo and Steele’s 2009 Monterey sale (SCM# 141969). Tough color combination, particularly the baby-blue vinyl dominating the interior. Couple that with the several minor restoration issues, and the result was right on, if not a little in favor of the seller. #307-1967 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Westfalia minibus. S/N 247144598. Green/tan cloth. Odo: 22,190 miles. Very good original car with miles likely original as well. Some paint touch-up but much original. Spotless engine bay. Original glass. Tons of accessories, including matching trailer. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. There were several lots in this sale that Bonhams really should have insisted on being noreserve. This was one of them. It was neither nicely restored nor nicely original. The sellers worked hard to fluff up the presentation, and it bid to market-correct money. #322-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412009756. White/ white hard top/tan cloth soft top/tan vinyl. Odo: 81,236 miles. Nicely detailed car. Excellent gaps and paint. Beautiful interior. Restored accessory hard top. Non-original motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. A rising tide Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #290935966159-1984 Isuzu P’up Diesel pickup. S/N JAACL14S5E0743967. 93,717 miles. “5-speed diesel. One-owner truck from North Carolina. Freshly painted, no dents. Runs and drives well, has cold air.” Condition: 3+. Bonhams Greenwich, CT Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,500. Nice Alfa with a lot of big restoration receipts but much left to do. This is a tourer only and far from a show car. Well sold. SOLD AT $5,000. Japanese pickups from the ’70s and ’80s continue to hold their value as reliable light-duty haulers. If it’s clean and straight, mileage almost doesn’t matter. This one’s diesel engine doubles the economical appeal, as well as the price. eBay Motors. #161056443202-1965 Honda S600 convertible. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. 50,070 miles. “My wife’s high-school graduation present. Sat on blocks in a heated warehouse from 1971 to 1985. Clean, straight, no missing parts. Engine rebuild and baremetal respray in 1993. Minor rust in places. Overheats at idle; clutch rattles with the pedal depressed.” Condition: 3. lifts all boats, and this boat has risen nicely over the past 24 months. It sold for $37k in September 2011 at Mecum St. Charles with mention of a “$54k rotisserie restoration” but no mention of the NOM. (SCM# 18104). It sold again in 2012 for $45k at Mecum Indy 2012 (SCM# 205902). Nice car, but well sold again. ITALIAN #326-1958 FIAT 1200 TV roadster. S/N 103G115002788. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 57,334 km. Described as an untouched original, but some restorative work performed. Average-quality repaint with lots of minor blemishes. Average original chrome and trim. Interior largely original with re-dyed seats. Aftermarket radio with speaker cutouts. Origi- #342-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N 177251. Red/ white leather. Odo: 4,385 miles. Really welldone car that has been exceptionally well maintained. Perfect gaps and finish. Excellent paint and trim. Interior just as nice, with correct seat patterns and carpet. Roof liner excel- lent. Instruments and gauges all spot-on. Clean engine bay with fairly recent detailing. Spotless undercarriage. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Good examples have made some big-time sales, and this car belongs in that class. A light detailing will take this car up solidly into #1 territory. Even as it sat, worth more than the high bid offered here. #332-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 Sprint coupe. S/N AR353030. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 66,657 miles. Tired and older restored car. Lots of paint issues including bubbles and chipping. Older original trim. Interior commensurate with exterior, with old re-covered vinyl seats, big break in headliner, non- SOLD AT $25,100. These tiny, high-revving, chaindriven roadsters are known for their outsized roar, and collector interest is growing. At the price paid, the owner will probably be underwater after restoration work, but at least it’s LHD. Possibly a decent buy in the long run. eBay Motors. #221186786930-1980 Nissan Skyline GT-ES turbo hatchback. S/N HGC211229288. 81,400 miles. “The legendary car made famous in movies and in the drifting world. Original in and out, but fresh paint. New front brakes. Complete tune-up. 5-speed. Custom wheels. Imported by a service member. RHD. Titled as a 1985.” Condition: 3. nal instruments are hazy and dirty with aftermarket gauges added. Engine bay clean but not detailed. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Seller gave an optimistic pre-sale assessment of the car, which required a clarification from the block. The clarification was enough to keep the bidders silent. #369-1959 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000. S/N AR1020400168. Red/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 59,121 miles. Cosmetic restoration with many details not restored. Decent gaps and panel fit. Nice paint. Rechromed bumpers. Front bumper has two drill holes not repaired prior to re-chroming. Rubber trim missing on driver’s window and fall- working accessory mirror radio, and the strong smell of freshly burnt plastic. Dirty, used-car engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,800. The smell is what really put me off, as starting the car and driving it prompted visions of an under-dash fire. It sure smelled like one had happened at some point. Well sold. SOLD AT $17,000. While the name “Skyline” holds an almost mystical status among younger gearheads, it’s the pre-1977 and post-1989 cars that enthusiasts care about, and the GT-R is the one that really matters. Considering the expense and hassle of importation and titling, I would’ve picked something more desirable. Well sold. eBay Motors. ♦ 100 ing off passenger’s side. Average seats. Newer carpeting a little dirty. Undetailed engine bay. #337-1984 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFLABB0004S085. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 36,370 miles. Phenomenal original car very well maintained from new. Excellent original paint. Perfect gaps and plastic panel fit. Well detailed front to back. Interior also original with very slight driver’s seat wear only. Wheels original and perfect. Engine also spotless, detailed to new condition. Flawless original glass. Reams of service history from new. Books, tools and Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT and engine bay could garner the owner significant profit, as values for these continue to climb. Well bought. AMERICAN BEST BUY manuals included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,800. This car exuded confidence, and bidders responded with enthusiasm. Sold over high estimate, and yet I still think the high bidder got somewhat of a bargain. Well bought. JAPANESE #315-1971 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ4098614. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 86,288 miles. Very nice cosmetic restoration. Interior largely well-kept original. Floors original with worn paint. Decent seats. Original roof liner with minor stains. Engine clean but not show-detailed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,450. Last seen at Mecum Kansas City in 2010, where it sold for $18k (SCM# 161845). At the price paid here, this vehicle has plenty of upside potential, as all the heavy lifting has been done. Attention to the interior in 2007, where it sold for $209k with the same 7,983 miles on the clock (SCM# 47328). Well, at least the shippers and auction house made a little money on it. It is a fascinating and desirable car with highly advanced engineering for the era, and it should be enjoyed and toured. This is the kind of inspiring antique motorcar that attracts new collectors into the hobby. Let’s hope it has a few more miles on the clock next time we see it. Well bought. #343-1922 MERCER SERIES 5 Sport- ing tourer. S/N 16210. Tan/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 13,166 miles. Very well-pre- #355-1911 WINTON MODEL 17B touring. S/N 10918. Dark green/tan cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,983 miles. Totally original, historically significant motorcar with one repaint in its long life. Original interior, original brass and original engine. Car reportedly in very good running order, ready for touring. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $220,000. Last seen at RM’s Hershey auction served original car with one repaint done generations ago. Average gaps and door fit. Newer top. Very original interior with a wonderful patina. Nice shiny old leather and original floors in well-kept condition. Original engine bay with lots of old stains and grime. Not unpleasant at all, however. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $121,000. Like a couple of others in this sale, the condition score does not do the car justice. This charming piece of Mercer history was a testament to the many owners who preserved and maintained it as original. Hopefully, new ownership will do the same. The car did find a new custodian at fair mid-estimate money. #345-1923 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST Pall Mall tourer. S/N 332XH. Tan/ tan cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 55,478 miles. Really attractive Pall Mall on a Ghost chassis. Known history. Very well-detailed, spotless engine compartment, equally well prepared for show underneath. Offered without reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $233,200. This car was good from stem to stern, and the bidders pushed it beyond its $200k high estimate. Perhaps these tourers have found a new level in the marketplace. A fair deal for all. #334-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I all-weather phaeton. S/N S126PR. Blue/ blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 75,596 miles. 102 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT Phenomenally well-detailed and maintained Springfield Rolls. Outstanding paint, chrome and trim. Interior beautiful with excellent wood and slightly used seats. Engine bay freshly detailed. Beautifully presented. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $187,000. The ex-Robert Pass car, which he sold in 2010 at Gooding’s Amelia sale for $170k, and which we called “well bought” (SCM# 160002). This was an intriguing car with a strong masculine presence and very fresh detailing throughout. Bidders in the room were enamored with it and took it beyond the 2010 result. A fair deal for all. #357-1934 CHEVROLET MASTER Series DA roadster. S/N 4346431. Green/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 68,804 miles. Very rare Chevrolet. Older restoration, clearly not run or serviced in years. Average paint, good panel fit. Nice interior in need of detailing. Engine bay smells of older gas and has some #366-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 75 con- vertible. S/N 3290278. Blue/tan cloth/beige leather. Odo: 31,058 miles. Very old restoration of a well-used car. Average paint with chips and checking. Poor door gaps with some sag. Nice interior in incorrect color scheme and incorrect-style leather. Crack in division window. Sidemounts and bumper guards are the only accessories of note. Aftermarket stereo with speaker cutouts. Dirty engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,000. This car’s glory days are far behind it, but it’s still ideal for a nice CARavan or other touring event. Sold spot-on low estimate for a market-correct price. #333-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- staining indicative of non-use. Stained radiator grille. Looks sporty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. This was on my wish list coming in, but its mechanical needs were many. However, the price paid was more in line with a car ready to tour. Hopefully the new owner will invest the money to make it run and drive well and then have fun with it. #316-1936 CORD 812 roadster. S/N 1206H. Cream/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 12,224 miles. Absolutely beautiful car. Excellent paint and trim. Interior with only slight hints of use. Excellent gaps. Show-detailed engine. Ticks all the right boxes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $135,300. I loved this car and even vertible. S/N 8359938. Blue/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 19,715 miles. Great colors and very well presented. Very good restoration with some details overlooked. Has a few small chips in the paint, but very good panel fit. Interior also nice with slight wear to seat. Seat- belts added for safety. Very nice canvas top with slight rain staining. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,600. These had their day in the sun in the mid-2000s. Compliments to the seller, who priced the car properly and did a good job preparing it for the sale. Sold just off low estimate for fair money. #312-1967 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 7Y86G819355. Dark green metallic/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 98,496 miles. 462-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Un restored except for redone seats in incorrect material. fired off a few bids as it closed in on $100k, hoping other bidders would be asleep at the switch. But alas, they were on the ball and took the car right through low estimate and soundly into range. The cost of the restoration still likely exceeds the price paid here. Someone got a beautiful ACD car for very reasonable money. Well bought. September 2013 Tired old repaint in original color scheme. Average panel and door fit. Old rust repair to rockers and quarter panels. Grimy engine bay. Factory a/c. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,700. Sold for very strong money given its condition. © 103

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RM Auctions Lake Como, ITA RM Villa Erba The $1.45m ultimate-spec 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster was modified for safety, performance and convenience, with all changes reversible Company RM Auctions Date May 25, 2013 Location Cernobbio, ITA Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 32/40 Sales rate 80% Sales total $35,519,120 High sale 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Competizione coupe, sold at $12,812,800 Buyer’s premium 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,448,720 Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The sale ta place at the Villa Erba exhibition cente park, down the road from the Grand H This is where the cars are shown to th at large on Sunday, after Saturday’s pri at the Villa d’Este. (While the sale’s “V name changed to “Villa Erba” this ye remained the same.) The auction itself was an outdoor affair, with the cars R (and two motorboats) displayed for preview on decking overlooking the lake. The sale took place as a drivethrough, using the concours grandstand as sale-room seating for bidders. While May in Italy is normally delightful, this year it was colder and wetter than most could remember. The preview happened in steady rain with a stiff breeze coming in off the lake, and up until a few hours before the sale, it looked like the auction would have to find an alternate location indoors. But the skies soon cleared, RM had heaters and blankets sent from Milan, and all proceeded according to plan. Auctioneer Max Girardo held forth in three languages, ably assisted by color man Peter Wallman. RM has a legacy of success in the challenging Italian 104 M returned to Lake Como and the charming town of Cernobbio on May 25 for a sale paired with the Concors Cernobbio, ITA , and 40% of the lots were Ferraris, including, of course, the star of the show. 12.8m realized for the 1953 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione was huge surprising. The market for Ferrari sports racers has been on the boil for years nd RM previewed the car worldwide at events for the past 12 months. Its history ulletproof, and the presentation spectacular. The only question was how far it ld go. The dramatic final battle between a phone bidder and a gentleman seated irectly in front of me was thrilling. He lost it to the phone but not before giving it quite a try. Ferraris new and old dominated the top prices, such as $2.8m paid for a lovely 400 Superamerica SWB Aerodinamico coupe consigned by a U.S. SCMer; $1.46m for a beautifully presented ’65 short-nose 275 GTB; $1.39m for a 2004 Enzo; and $1.25m for a 1985 288 GTO. One of my favorite non-Italian offerings was a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. Arguably the ultimate specification as a late, disc-braked, iron-block car, it was superbly restored cosmetically and thoughtfully modified mechanically for safety, performance and convenience by a brand specialist, with all changes reversible. The SCMer who consigned it was ecstatic to see it sell for a deserved $1.45m. RM did a splendid job with this boutique sale, and I hope they continue the approach when they return to Manhattan in partnership with Sotheby’s in November and when they enter the market in Paris in February. The sale was the perfect embodiment of Mies van der Rohe’s maxim “Less is more.” ♦ $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2011 2009 2008 2007 Sales Totals 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.77) Maranello Maranello Maranello

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RM Auctions Lake Como, ITA ENGLISH BEST BUY #107-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I tourer. S/N 82OR. Eng. # ZG95. Yellow & polished metal/black canvas/green leather. RHD. A former factory test car, which retains its original chassis, engine and body. Variable panel fit. Very good paint shows some small stress cracks, polished panels have some light scratches. Bright trim right side wheels. Interior is good, nicely broken-in seats seem a bit too used for indicated mileage. Original Alpine stereo. Cond: 2. could use a polish. Very good interior, but speedometer is missing, replaced temporarily with photocopy. Un restored steering wheel. Winner of Lucius Beebe Trophy at Pebble Beach 1999. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $349,440. Quite elegant, commanding and almost sporty. The high-level restoration of a decade-and-ahalf ago is still quite presentable. A bargain at the price paid. #123-1933 MG K3 Magnette roadster. S/N K3001. Blue/black leather. RHD. Ex-Earl Howe 1933 Mille Miglia Works team car. Extensively raced in period, and well used in current vintage events. Good paint, very good SOLD AT $196,560. Despite the trauma of the introduction, with the change of spec from V12 to V6 and the abandonment of the waiting list, the XJ 220 deserves more respect. The shape is amazing, the power prodigious and the drive more than a bit entertaining. There is probably not a better value for supercar performance available. Sold right on the market. A great buy. FRENCH #125-1927 BUGATTI TYPE 37 Grand Prix racer. S/N 37254. Eng. # 207. Black/ black leather. RHD. Very original GP Bugatti, known history from new, long-term recent ownership. Delightfully original in feel. Paint is chipped on all high edges and seams, revealing blue underneath. Original body, except cowl and cockpit sides remade in 1960s. Alloy with time, the lines grow on you and the style becomes apparent. Very appealing, with matching numbers and original body. Intense bidding drove it above the $390k high estimate. It should be restored and will be stunning. #121-1930 BUGATTI TYPE 46 Super- profilée coupe. S/N 46208. Eng. # 77. Black & yellow/brown ostrich leather. RHD. Odo: 582 km. Re-creation Superprofilée coachwork by award-winning Australian coachbuilder in 2010. Very good panel fit, excellent paint and chrome. Radiator shows some staining from water leak or spill. Excellent interior as-new; only flaws are some delamination of the clock chrome, good alloy trim. Seats with nice patina. Modernized “working” dashboard, original tachometer. Rebuilt and restored by prominent VSCC members in the U.K. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $531,440. One thing not clear in the description and ambiguous in inspection is the level of modernization. It’s been through lots of blowing up and replacements, so it’s hard to tell which bits ran the MM. In any case, it’s the most expensive MG in the SCM database by more than $130k, which is cheap for the history. #139-1993 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220765. Le Mans Blue/beige leather. Odo: 966 km. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows a small ding and some small chips on left door, some light scratches likely from a car cover. Some minor curb rash on 106 suspension components scuffed and dull, radiator shell plating worn. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $949,000. A well-used tool. Lots of preview interest and test drives, but in the end failed to reach its reserve. Considering the minor nature of its period history, the $975k– $1.3m estimate was fairly ambitious. #106-1929 BUGATTI TYPE 40 roadster. S/N 40845. Eng. # 769. Black & red/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Variable panel fit. Older paint is presentable but shows areas of cracking and flaking, some adhesion bubbling and microblistering. Bright trim is fair to good. Interior shows a very clean dashboard, good instruments and upholstery. Tires look very aged. Said to be one of 13 remaining, out of long-term ownership. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $422,240. Jean Bugatti-designed roadster, a model he also used as personal transport. Looks a bit conventional at first glance, but face and a few wrinkles in the headliner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $873,600. Reproduction of Jean Bugatti-designed Superprofilée coupe, never fitted to a T46. Originally a “conduite intérieure” sedan. Sold for $1m in March 2012 at RM Amelia Island (SCM# 197160). Our profile of it in the July 2012 magazine highlighted the concours challenges of a rebody. This time it sold for the price of a typical T46 2-door, with no premium for the body. #113-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Ventoux coupe. S/N 57524. Eng. # 379. Black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 37,783 km. Excellent Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Lake Como, ITA panel fit. Shiny paint shows various signs of aging, with orange peel and waviness. Good chrome shows some pitting and unevenness under plating. Wonderful patina to seats, some craquelure in dashboard varnish. Somewhat dirty wool headliner, worn varnish on door caps. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $422,240. Said to be the only Jean Bugatti-designed Ventoux with this flowing rear roof and deck treatment, which is very attractive. Refurbished, rather than restored, with a wonderful “of a piece” feel. As is often the case with Bugattis, the chassis ID history is complex. Although it shares its original number with another “Type 101/57,” it is said to be understood and clarified by the Bugatti Owners’ Club. One of my favorites in the sale and fairly priced. GERMAN #103-1955 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Speed- ster. S/N 80208. Signal Red/beige canvas/ beige cloth. Odo: 12,940 km. Excellent paint and panel fit, excellent chrome. Rubber gaskets not all to original spec. Excellent interior, except for scuffing on steering-wheel spokes. Modern Hella headlights fitted. Non-original 1500 Super engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $247,520. Early Speedster restored to a very high level cosmetically. Replacement 1500 steering. All original parts included for restoration if desired. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,448,720. Arguably the most desirable specification in the 300SL Roadster: Disc brakes with iron block (in fact, the fourth-from-last iron block produced). Simply stunning, the car attracted great interest in preview. The car was sensational and worth every penny of the very big price realized. (See the profile on p. 80.) ITALIAN #110-1947 CISITALIA 202 SMM Nuvolari Spyder. S/N 002S. Eng. # 029. Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,626 km. All-steel Spyder, first driven in competition by Piero Dusio himself, and more impressively to 4th overall in the 1947 Mille Miglia by Minetti and Facetti. Excellent panel fit, per build. Very good paint. Good chrome, except that most of it should be polished alloy instead. Excellent champions. Restored to an obsessive level but made to run as well as it looks. One of the most important early Ferrari race cars. Interest was intense and it was a three-way battle almost to the end. A world record and not surprisingly so. Magnificent. #122-1953 MORETTI 750 Gran Sport coupe. S/N 1290S. Eng. # 1295S. Red & black/black vinyl. Odo: 36,000 miles. Very good panel fit. Good paint shows some polish scratches, small rubs and areas of microblistering. Good alloy trim. Plexiglas windshield and rear window a bit scratched. Very good interior with well-restored instruments. Road Super engine is a great addition for driveability, but wide whitewalls suggest an emphasis on show—in which case, the non-original headlights and rubber pieces would be a drawback. Very strong money for a nice but numbers mis-matched Pre-A Speedster, only possible in Europe due to currency exchange issues. If you were seriously worried about your currency going away, you, too, would pay more for easily transportable objects of value. #108-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198042110003044. Eng. # 19898010003112. White/white hard top/red canvas soft top/red leather. Odo: 34,420 km. Restored to a very high level less than two years and 1,000 km ago by specialists HK-Engineering and offered by an SCMer. Excellent panel fit and gaps, although left door slightly out at rear. Very good paint with a few small prep flaws. Excellent chrome. Superb interior, beautifully trimmed, with period Becker Mexico radio. With hard top and luggage. Sensitive mechanical upgrades include 3.25:1 rear axle, electronic ignition, alternator, electric power TOP 10 No. 5 108 interior with very good instruments and good original control knobs, correct steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $553,280. Very impressive restoration, with a few details wrong, such as the chroming of the trim. For a car of this importance and the level of workmanship, the price paid was fair—and still leaves room to fix the small stuff. #130-1953 FERRARI 340/375 MM Competizione coupe. S/N 0320AM. Eng. # 0320AM. Red/brown corduroy. RHD. Odo: 61,339 km. Excellent panel fit and paint, with a few tiny touched-in chips—far beyond original build quality. Very good alloy trim. Excellent interior reveals great originality in body framing, well-restored instruments. A proven concours winner, confirmed by the on-site road test to be well-sorted and battleready as well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,812,800. Works car run in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours, among other front-line events; piloted by Mike Hawthorn, Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Farina, three world TOP 10 No. 1 & Track test car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $174,720. First of these 750-cc pocket pistols to be imported to the U.S. by Ernie McAfee. No known period competition history. Sold to Europe in 2005, restored there, sold by RM at Monaco 2010 for $151k and brought back to U.S. Sent back to Europe again to sell, sold to an American. That’s a heck of a lot of travel for a little car. I wanted it desperately, but fortunately it sold for a market-correct price, which is to say, above my budget. #116-1954 CISITALIA 33DF Voloradente coupe. S/N 00510. Eng. # 0510. Cream & light blue/light blue cloth. Odo: 15 km. Period hillclimb and rally history, well restored Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Lake Como, ITA five years ago and unused since. Good gaps and panel fit, but doors both a bit out at rear edge. Very good paint and alloy trim. Original glass shows some scratches, especially windshield. Well-finished interior with very good restored instruments. Wonderful period Franco Conti steering wheel with original Cisitalia center logo. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $167,440. From Cisitalia’s Italian “second act,” when Piero Dusio’s son Carlo headed operations. One of estimated 15 built. Sold at Artcurial’s Rétromobile sale in February 2012 for $196k (SCM# 192811), so the owner took a haircut here. Correctly priced. #129-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S Spider America. S/N B24S1147. Eng. # B241213. Red/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 691 km. Very good panel fit, except trunk lid slightly off at rear edge. Good paint is a bit thick and shows some subsurface adhesion issues. Chrome shows light pitting, waviness on rear bumper and pitting under plating on front right bumper. Wire wheels have current German-specification non-geared center hubs. Good seats; dashboard painted surface shows light wear; aged original steering wheel areas of microblistering and settling due to age; has a few touched-in chips on cowl. Good chrome, with some waviness under the plating of the rear bumper as well as added rubber grommets between sections. Soft top is good but a bit soiled. Good patina on seats, which, although dyed, remain soft. Carpets a bit worn, door panels show some scuffing. Autovox AM radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,084,720. As attention has turned to these elegant and subtle GTs, it’s difficult to recall when they were almost dismissed for being dull-looking. This one was a nicely presented older restoration, begging to be returned to its original colors of Shell Gray with blue leather. It would be stunning. Imagine it: $1m now buys you a 250 GT Series II cab to restore. TOP 10 No. 3 #120-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA SWB Aerodinamico coupe. S/N 3559SA. Eng. # 3559SA. Blu Sera Metallic/tan leather. Odo: 4,686 km. Desirable short-wheelbase covered-headlight model, restored 1993 and holding up very well indeed. Excellent panel fit, although trunk gaps are a bit wide. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Nicely broken-in seats, some scuffs hardware. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,266,720. The 250 GT/Lusso is one of Pininfarina’s most beautiful designs and the last of the great 250 GT line. This is a lovely example, well presented. The nits picked above add up to less than the whole and are easily corrected. Not long ago, the $2.3m sale of the ex-Steve McQueen Lusso was regarded as the stuff of outer galaxies (Christie’s Monterey 2007, SCM# 46176). Well, the universe is clearly contracting. Sold on the current market. TOP 10 No. 4 #105-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N 07743. Eng. # 07743. Silver blue/black leather. Odo: 5,863 km. Very good panel fit, excellent paint, very good chrome. Some worn original window felts. Superb interior, “spoiled” only by scuffing on original door-sill plates. Modified long after build to long-nose configuration. Restored in the Netherlands circa 2008. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,456,000. A lovely presentation of one of boss. Blaupunkt two-band radio. Aurelia B10 transmission, Flaminia rear transaxle. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $640,640. Interest in the Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America and convertible has been high for several years now, with prices leaping forward. We saw them sell for over $800k in Arizona in January, and now we await the $1m Aurelia Spider. Other owners may frown at this result, but I think it was absolutely market-correct for an older driverlevel restoration with a color change and some modifications from stock. TOP 10 No. 9 #137-1961 FERRARI 250 GT PF Series II cabriolet. S/N 2533GT. Eng. # 2533GT. Red/beige canvas/beige leather. Odo: 17,086 km. Excellent panel fit. Paint is shiny but shows some orange peel, on center armrest and tunnel cover, soiling on doors. Excellent dashboard and instruments. Ex-Skip Barber. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,839,200. Ferrari’s hot rod for the playboy businessman, this is the 12th of 36 built. Sold to the vendor by RM at their August 2011 Monterey sale for $2.09m, when the SCM correspondent wrote, “Well sold, but we may be eating our words in a year.” (SCM# 183108). Well, call it a year and half. Current marketcorrect. #135-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5275. Eng. # 5275. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 16,363 km. Excellent door fit, trunk gaps a bit wide, hood slightly uneven. Very good paint shows some minor subsurface flaws, light scratches. Good chrome, with slight misfit of left rear bumper section, some light pitting on some pieces. Good interior shows some light soiling on seats, some pitting under plating on door TOP 10 No. 7 the ultimate Ferrari classics of the ’60s. The modification to long-nose specification is a matter of taste—I prefer the short-nose body, but perhaps some owners crave the “enhanced balance” of the later car. The five-year-old restoration to a very high level is holding up very well, even if the car has covered only 294 km since. RM sold this car in London in October 2010 for $851k (SCM# 167952). I’d say it was a very good investment. Now, someone please drive it. TOP 10 No. 10 #124-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. S/N 07189. Eng. # 07189. Oro Chiaro/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 83,202 km. Very good panel fit. Excellent paint has a touched-in chip at front left fender at door seam. Very good chrome shows a few light scratches on rear bumper, left sill trim strip bent in. Well retrimmed seats, although they lack the correct hard-top finish as original to the Connolly leather. Well-refin- 110 Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Online sales of contemporary cars 2011 Nissan GT-R Premium coupe ished dash wood and wheel, original control knobs a bit faded. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,033,760. It is rare to see this car in this lovely shade of light gold—a color that did not reproduce well in the catalog. This car was done to a very high driver standard and not detailed under the hood. Values for this model have been soaring, and this car sold properly in the new market range. Still seems slightly shocking to me, however. Date sold: 06/25/13 eBay auction ID: 271225141606 Seller’s eBay ID: reliableautosale65 Sale type: Used car with 53,394 miles VIN: JN1AR5EF9BM240179 Details: Gray over gray leather; 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rated at 485 hp, 6-sp autoshift, AWD Sale result: $61,500, one bid, sf 45 MSRP: $84,060 (base) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL, offers a Super Silver over black leather 2011 GT-R Premium coupe with 15,216 miles for $74,995. 2011 Aston Martin Vantage S coupe #117-1967 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 coupe. S/N 3087. Eng. # 2793. Red/tan leather. Odo: 22,528 miles. Very good panel fit. Very good paint shows a few signs of aging. Very good chrome and black trim. Good interior shows a few areas of mild wear on seats and headliner; excellent dashboard and instruments. Receipts on hand for €100k in recent engine and gearbox work. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $553,280. Early Miuras lack the Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,252,160. Almost all devotees of late-model high-performance Ferraris agree that the 288 GTO is a car that deserved to look a bit more special than it did. That it carries the revered “GTO” label is not as controversial as it might have been, as Enzo was still around when it was created. Considering the mileage, price paid leads the market but is not out of line. #128-1989 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000080715. Eng. # 14990. Red/red cloth. Odo: 41,444 km. Good panel fit, except left door is out at rear edge. Paint is good, showing some touched-in chips and a few rubs. Good black trim, rear wheels show a bit of curb rash. Seat fabric a bit stretched and baggy and shows some soiling. Dash covering and headliner are very good. Equipped with a/c. Recent full service all done except new RM Auctions Lake Como, ITA Date sold: 06/25/13 eBay auction ID: 151065591099 Seller’s eBay ID: texas_imports Sale type: Used car with 5,400 miles VIN: SCFEKBDL3BGC15452 Details: Stratus White over Obsidian Black leather; 4.7-liter V8 rated at 430 hp, 7-sp autoshift, RWD Sale result: $109,950, Buy It Now, sf 546 MSRP: $154,455 (as equipped) Other current offering: Desert European Motorsports in Rancho Mirage, CA, asking $99,900 for a 3,564mile Vantage S in silver over black leather. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 cabriolet suspension and power development of the S and SV that followed, but for the moderate driving that is typical for these cars today, the difference is negligible—especially considering the premium paid for an S or SV. The vendor purchased this car in 2007 for $429k at RM’s London sale (SCM# 48044). Then rated #1 condition, it covered only 120 miles per year since. Perhaps that’s why it swallowed €100k in drivetrain work. Bought appropriately now, and I hope it gets driven. TOP 10 No. 8 #115-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N 54777. Eng. # 92. Red/ black leather. Odo: 35,077 km. Excel- lent panel fit. Very good paint, with light polish scratches, small stress cracks on vent corners on engine cover lid, a few small touched-in chips on nose. Very good black trim. Very good seats have been re-trimmed; excellent dashboard; scuffed sill trim as expected for the mileage. JVC CD player fitted. Date sold: 06/25/13 eBay auction ID: 151063204502 Seller’s eBay ID: texas_imports Sale type: Used car with 3,898 miles VIN: WDDKK5KF7DF199154 Details: Diamond White Metallic over Almond/ Mocha leather; 3.5-liter V6 rated at 302 hp, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $59,950, Buy It Now, sf 546 MSRP: $67,730 (as equipped) Other current offering: Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables in Coral Gables, FL, offering a 2013 E350 cabriolet in Silver Ash with 11 miles for $68,555. ♦ 112 112 fuel tank and tires, the former on order from Ferrari at the time of sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $611,520. The F40 is arguably the most usable of the late-model Ferrari supercars and therefore one of the most sought after. This one was clearly used and just as clearly well maintained. The bidding interest was keen, and the final price above the $495k high estimate was actually market-correct. #118-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCZ56B000138347. Red/black & red leather & cloth. Odo: 1,032 km. Another basically showroom Enzo. Excellent panel fit, perfect paint and black trim, unmarked wheels. Interior as-new. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 6 SOLD AT $1,390,480. As the auction catalog stated, good for someone who missed one new, or for the “investor” who wants to mothball one. In the case of the former, this car comes fully serviced and ready for use. For the latter, I wish him the best of luck. Market priced. © Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. Bonhams — Aston Martin Works The dilapidated DB6 project sold at $164k. Said Auctioneer Knight, “We do find them, don’t we?” Company Bonhams Date May 18, 2013 Location Newport Pagnell, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 47/47 Sales rate 100% Sales total $15,302,821 High sale 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Bertone “Jet” coupe, sold at $4,939,193 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage coupe “barn find,” sold at $164,006 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he very first lot, a dowdy but very original DB Mk III, hit four times its pre-sale estimate at $325k, and Bonhams’ 14th annual all-Aston sale was already on a roll. Four lots later, the air buzzed as six phones, four men in the room and one Internet bidder battled for the no-reserve “project” DB6, pushing the price to $164k — almost as much as a running car and five times what was expected. Auctioneer James Knight enjoyed himself on the Buyer’s premium 15% on first $75,999; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00=£0.66) This sale is always heaving, and by the time the cars have come around after the automobilia at 2:30 p.m., the seating is full. Everyone else packs between the cars like sardines — even noted collectors Eddie McGuire and Chris Evans. This isn’t just an auction of old cars. It’s a gathering of the clan, as the notorious characters of the Aston Martin world make their annual pilgrimage to the company’s spiritual home to find out where values are this year. In the past two years, Works (dropping “Service” from its title) has trans- Newport Pagnell, U.K. rostrum, gently teasing up the bids with his trademark pithy comments: “It’s the last one I’ve got today, sir,” and, when fondly introducing the dilapidated DB6, “We do find them, don’t we?” formed from what we might recognize as an actual workshop to a clinical F1 operating room with disappearing car lifts (although the stuffed owl remains perched on a rafter). This time there were no rusty V8s lined up outside. By design, the stock was all either extremely nice or barn-find shabby, catering to the market’s hunger for originality. Most DBs have now been restored at least once, and an untouched canvas is rare indeed. Following months of heavy marketing, Bonhams presented the very original DB5 and DB4 S5 Vantage buffed up on one half to show that they would take a polish. They sold at $487k and $275k, respectively. The DB6 project that sold at $164k remained entirely dusty. The real star of the show, the one-off DB4GT Bertone “Jet,” sold in the room for a mid-estimate $4.9m, which might be considered about right for Monopoly money. With so much competition for so few cars, it 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT “Jet” coupe, sold at $4,939,193 114 took a while to work through the 47 lots, but the result was a 100% sales rate. Now all we have to do is wait a couple of years to see what those barn finds are worth once resurrected — and see what Bonhams can pull out of sheds for next time. ♦ Sales Totals $18m $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. ENGLISH #247-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 coupe. S/N LML1016. Eng. # VB6J521. Blue/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 75,739 miles. One of the last Mk Is, so it has the 3-liter engine. Straight; repaint is shiny but starting to bubble on the windshield pillars. Beautiful patina on original leather; decent headlining. Carpets are distressed and wearing through. Not the original engine, but replacement is only a few readiness for the recent Tour Auto. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $232,101. In one ownership for 35 years up to 2013. Sold at the top of the estimate range, but the excellent condition of this rally-ready car justifies it. #201-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III numbers adrift. Last MoT test in February 2011. “Will require recommissioning before returning to the road.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $172,518. Being sold out of an estate, this lot, at the end of the sale, fetched double what was expected but still nowhere near the same as the first lot, a very similar DB Mk III that was rougher. Although the crowd had thinned by this time, the dedicated buyers were hanging in there. #202-1956 LAGONDA 3-LITER sedan. S/N LB2901255. Two-tone green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 4,031 miles. A few dings and ripples in the side but polished up nicely. One rear fender repainted and mismatched, but seller acknowledged this. Interesting thing about this is that it’s been extensively rebuilt and upgraded (alternator, posh distributor with electronic ignition, redone dash and instru- coupe. S/N AM30031698. Eng. # DBA1314. Blue/blue & gray leather. RHD. Odo: 55,386 miles. Straight body, dull paint, chrome rusting and pickling. Old, tired and cracked alloy trim. Doors fit well. Patched and worn, faded leather and typical musty unused-Aston smell inside. Nice dash and instruments, though. Last taxed 2001. “In need of recommission- ing” but delightfully original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $325,732. And that’s what people were paying for here. This was the first lot of the day, property of an estate. It set the tone for this auction, starting at £30k ($46k), climbing fast from there, attracting new money at £175k ($267k) and selling for something around four times the low estimate. The sale momentum never slowed from there. #211-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4290L. Eng. # 370309. Red/ white leather. Odo: 36,795 miles. Slightly tired but completely original and unmolested. Apparently never been hit and not many miles under its wheels. Has a few dings down the sides. Ripped seat leather, floors nice and ments, original radio with modern guts), which shows someone does care about these vaguely ungainly-looking sedans. Very clean and tidy motor, new beige leather, old Michelin Xs suit it right down to the ground. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $97,613. Sold for twice the expected price, following the trend of the first lot. Miles are possibly since rebuild. #234-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II coupe. S/N AM3001192. Eng. # VB6J779. Maroon & black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 3,676 miles. Good and straight after restoration and repaint. New leather. New wheels and tires. Rebuilt motor is concours. All done in 116 solid. New master cylinders fitted, but engine seized. Pennsylvania 1978 sticker, not U.K.registered. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $274,661. Originally bronze, supplied to U.S. by Inskip, in Belgium by 2006. Much interest in this one, miles on it after restoration. Lovely bestickered travel trunk on rear deck charts its more recent progress. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,939,193. Appeared at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show in its original light green with gray leather, where the wind was taken from its sails somewhat by the spiffing new E-type. Had been in Beirut for a time before popping up in America and being discovered in a sorry state by then Aston Chairman Victor Gauntlett. Sold for a bit more than a “real” (i.e., period) Zagato to a man in the room who intends to use it as it has been. Full marks. #217-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V Vantage coupe. S/N DB41148R. Eng. # 3701116SS. Blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 233,320 miles. Dilapidated condition. Presented half polished, but paint is bubbling and pickling at joints where it’s had a front corner in the past. Drooping doors suggesting rot in the structure. Very cracked and dis- again for its originality, and it sold above estimate, exceeding what you’d pay for a halfdecent driver—Lot 224, for example. TOP 10 No. 2 #239-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT “Jet” coupe. S/N DB4GT0201L. Eng. # 3700201GT. Silver/black leather. Odo: 38,326 miles. The last special-bodied DB4GT made in period, the only one in this style and the only one in steel. Plusher than the Zagatos. Reconstructed in the ’80s from a burnt wreck with several missing pieces remade, but still matchingnumbers. Now in good restored driving order with a few small nicks in paint and leather, as the last (now deceased) owner put 35,000 tressed original leather. Motor is dull and dusty with plugs out. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $274,661. “It’s the last one today,” and it sold for the same as the better DB4 Series II. But Series V Vantage is last stop before the DB5 and as desirable, so that made the difference here. Still a brave buy between four phones battling past a lower estimate of £80k ($122k). Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. #220-1963 LAGONDA RAPIDE sedan. S/N LR129R. Blue/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 6,571 miles. “The four-door DB5.” In good order, nicely restored, but left front door fit out a bit at bottom. Paint a bit cloudy in places and a couple of chips off hood front you get into them they all cost similar sums to do. #223-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51385R. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 74,000 miles. Recently restored by Aston Engineering and like a new pin. Straight body, excellent panel fit. Perfect paint and chrome. Unworn new black leather. Now with 4.2 motor and modern stereo and a/c. dard but has since mellowed into a true driver’s car.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $775,192. This didn’t quite sell on the block, but the deal came together soon after the auction. With the preference for originality, this price toward lower end of market was correct. edge. Nice rechrome, solid underneath with new stainless exhaust. Cracked and creased original leather. Now with negative-earth electrics and electric power steering; autobox may be a later type. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $223,589. It fetched staggering money, twice mid-estimate, but if you add up the cost of all the work behind it, something of a bargain for the price of an average DB6. #210-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51760R. Eng. # 4001749. Blue/blue & gray leather. RHD. Odo: 47,226 miles. Not exactly a barn find. Just put away for 30 years in good order. Remains solid underneath and completely original. Artfully presented with one side left as found and one side buffed up to show it would take a polish. Interior as original as the rest of the car, just lightly creased and faded. But who knows #231-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51598R. Eng. # 4001596. Green/red leather. Odo: 64,841 miles. A nice, usable old thing with a little body filler and a few small bubbles in rockers under repaint. Good panel fit, nice chrome. Original leather with real character. In this ownership since Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $700,257. Originally Caribbean Blue, lived in New England for 20 years, returning in Cumberland Grey. Expected to achieve around current retail money of up to £320k ($488k), it went far stronger— probably just enough to cover its purchase plus restoration costs. #212-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB62707R. Eng. # 4002655. Maroon metallic/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 29,133 miles. Straight, nice paint and body fit, sits nicely on new tall Turbospeeds. Tan leather lightly worn and creased. Slightly unusual in that this was one of the first cars (and possibly the first DB6) to undergo a factory restoration 1989. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $461,923. This cost less than Lot 210, the even-more-original car that had been put away for much of the past 30 years. That one needs “recommissioning” at the very least; this one’s a runner, but this is the high end of the collector-car market, and collectors are ever more discerning. #237-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 what might lie under the skin? Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $487,459. Slightly tired, but it would be lovely to think it could be recommissioned and driven like this—especially as you can buy a shiny restored and driveable one for the same money. Sadly, unlikely to happen, in which case it’s heading for a $400k resto. Buyer has no upside here, but he’s got a very original car, which is the name of the game these days. Let’s hope whoever gets hold of it isn’t too heavy-handed. #229-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 con- vertible. S/N DB5C1295R. Eng. # 4001560. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 90,265 miles. Straight and well presented. Nice and original-looking. Repainted, leather unworn, motor tidy and standard but not quite concours. As the catalog says, “An Aston that has been extensively restored to a high stan- 118 suspension. Brakes noted to be poor and unsafe. One headlight glass and bezel off. Newish leather unworn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $478,947. Offered “for restoration,” and still managed the same as a a decent running and driving car. However good they look, when coupe. S/N DB51684L. Eng. # 4001771. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 45,900 miles. Rebuilt and very shiny, highlighting straightness of body sides, but it’s been achieved largely with filler. Few small marks in paint. Structure appears very sharp underneath with rebuilt in 1979, and still holding up beautifully. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $232,101. If you can’t have a true original, the next best thing must be an unmolested car restored just once by the men who built it. It must be the automatic transmission (unloved in the U.K.) that’s slightly suppressing the price here, as a manual Mk II would have done more. #205-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vantage coupe. S/N DB63570R. Eng. # 4004006VC. Blue. RHD. Odo: 86,081 Muchmarketed “barn find,” laid up since 1983. Dusty and as-found with flaky floors but bottoms of front fenders done. Sits high at front. No seats. Interior is piled high with removed bits, many parts bagged up. Engine and gearbox apparently rebuilt before lay-up. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $164,006. “We do find them, don’t we?” said Jamie, enjoying the real buzz in the Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. miles. Repainted 2007 and still good, aside from one ding in rear panel. Structure and room for this first barn find, with four live bidders and six phones, plus one joining in online at £95k ($145k). Sold at what would have got you a fairly decent runner 12 months ago. The owner paid £4,000 40 years ago, but then that was the price of a small house, so in real terms I’m not sure he’s really in front. #207-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vantage coupe. S/N DB62909R. Eng. # 4002885V. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 93,476 miles. Straight and repainted (restored 1996– 98). Decent rechrome. Good floors, sills and exhaust. Rides on proper tall Avon Turbos- ish exhaust. Engine bay slightly overdone with cadmium-plated water rail and throttle linkage. Original leather nicely creased and worn. Rear seatbelts. German registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $700,257. In Switzerland before this. Sold for the same price as Lot 223, the newly restored DB5 coupe, some ways over estimate. #216-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage Volante convertible. S/N DBVC3731R. Eng. # 4004115VC. Green/white cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 19,332 miles. Original, gently titivated rather than restored. Original leather creased and cracked. New top fitted not jacking points good. Lightly creased leather. Now with electronic ignition and electric fan. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $85,651. Lot 244, the DBS restoration project, was half the money but will be at least three times the price by the time it’s done, making this look a relatively good value. This was the money that only really sharp examples were getting a couple of years ago, and it showed where decent drivers are up to. #233-1971 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II coupe. S/N DB6MK24343R. Eng. # 4004792. Silver-blue metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 58,858 miles. Nice and straight with a few small blemishes. Solid floors and exhaust. Creased black leather. Now with 4.2 motor peeds. Three-eared spinners (since new) are a nice touch on new wire wheels. Well-creased original tan leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $249,125. Sold at high end of estimate range, but by the time next year’s sale rolls around, I expect this will look well bought. #225-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63213R. Eng. # 4003256. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 69,801 miles. Shiny and good from 10 paces, but paint-blis- very long ago. Mileage is plus 100,000. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $470,435. Only surprise is that this didn’t go for more. It was only about half the price of a tired original DB4 or 5 convertible—but then that just about holds true for the price comparison on the coupes, too. #244-1969 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N DBS5277R. Eng. # 4003970S. Blue. RHD. Odo: 57,790 miles. Mostly dismantled restoration project with engine out and next to the car on a pallet, with removed upgrade. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $325,732. Strong money by recent standards for a DB6, but this was the Mk II, which the trade prefers and which shows the way the market is heading. The best 6s begin to catch up with the 5s. #241-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N DBSV810290R. Eng. # V540268. Gunmetal/black leather. RHD. Odo: 60,955 miles. Elegant early four-headlight looks and the new V8 engine, but it’s wearing later wheels. Extensively restored with lots of new metal. New paint. Very sharp underneath. Leather lightly cracked, front seat-bases re- tered and pickled on nose and hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $223,589. Price paid is the new norm for a reasonable-but-not-perfect DB6 (although Mk IIs fetch even more). #242-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Volante convertible. S/N DBVC3676L. Eng. # 4003442. Metallic blue/blue cloth/gray leather. Odo: 32,981 km. Good, straight, repainted. Structure appears sound, good floors and new- 120 interior close by. Doors held on with tape. Body is fairly straight. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $32,337. Really nice DBSs are hitting $100k, but this will cost much more than that by the time it’s done. Someone has the bravery of far sight. #246-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS Vantage coupe. S/N DBS5660R. Eng. # 4004723S. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 68,083 done. One of the best-looking cars of the sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $104,423. Originally Kingfisher Blue, but this suits it. Although it Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. ticked a lot of boxes, it made only the same money that a sharp DBS commands these days. Perhaps the wheels put people off, as if it couldn’t decide what it wanted to be—or perhaps the fuel injection, which has a bit of a reputation (although it’s possible to set up at home if you’re patient). Shrewdly bought, as I expect they’ll cost more this time next year. #232-1987 ASTON MARTIN V8 Van- tage Volante convertible. S/N SCFCV81V2HTR15595. Gunmetal/Mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 70,460 miles. Straight and sharp body following big restoration, which included floors and sills. Only 250 miles since. Excellent even paint. Newish-looking original leather only lightly creased. Nardi wheel. Said to be one of 19 right-handed versions with tage Volantes edge over the £100k ($160k) mark now—and this has the X-pack engine, which often can bring 50% more. Sixteen-inch Ronal wheels would make the VV fancier’s spec perfect. As it’s almost a parody of itself, it’s not for shrinking violets. But if you can stand the bodykit, slightly well bought according to current market forces. #204-1988 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA Series 4 saloon. S/N SCFDL01SOJTR13562. Eng. # V5853562. Red/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 31,800 miles. Originally an A-M demonstrator and still with all books, manuals and spare keys. This is the mildly rounded-off one after Bill Towns’ origami original. Said to be one of 106 S4s made. Straight and tidy but misfires when started and the speedo is stuck—although it’s LCD rather their mouth is. Actually a pretty fair deal at the same price as an average V8, as the vendor offered to repair the dash display and put a new MoT on it. So the biggest two worries are dealt with—for the time being. #219-2000 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Volante SWB Special Edition convertible. S/N SCFDAM2CYBL71006. Eng. # 590R71006M. Brown/green cloth/green leather. Odo: 10,650 km. One of just eight of these twin-blown monsters (with more torque than a Dodge Viper) built on this short wheelbase— five U.K. right-handers and three lefties. Al- auto trans. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $145,280. Sold about on the money, although most Van- than the original “black screen.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,935. There’s been much controversy in SCM about these, but this was the chance for someone to put their money where most like new. Undriven, unscuffed. German-registered. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $615,138. It soared past its £200k ($300k) estimate, as a man on the end of a phone battled a man in the room who would just not give up. Eventually, he conceded at almost twice what it’s really “worth.” This is what happens when two people want the same thing, and typical of the momentum that this annual sale generates. © 122 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Murdo, SD VanDerBrink — Murdo in May A ’63 Galaxie 500 R-code with a $22k price wasn’t a bad deal for a 427 you can actually play with Company VanDerBrink Auctions Date May 11, 2013 Location Murdo, SD Auctioneers Yvette VanDerBrink, Dale Pavlis, Aaron Williamson Automotive lots sold/offered 45/79 Sales rate 57% Sales total $303,258 High sale 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/250 convertible, sold at $35,535 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2-door hard top, sold at $21,630 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics erally arid, and the winters aren’t too severe, especially west of the Missouri River. Collectors and dealers from all over the Midwest come to the cusp of the Badlands each year for The Pioneer Auto Show Museum’s annual “Murdo In May” consignment auction. Part of the draw is the chance at good deals on C Murdo, SD well-cared-for local cars and project cars worth chasing down. Another attraction is that it’s a fun, laid-back event. There’s a car cruise and show downtown the night ontrary to what you might expect, South Dakota cars often live long, rust-free lives. The climate is gen- Buyer’s premium 3%, included in sold prices (8% Internet buyer’s premium not included) before, a swapmeet both days, and if all else fails, there’s always the museum to check out. This year, museum owner Dave Geisler hired VanDerBrink Auctions to conduct the 22nd annual sale. This was a good choice, as Yvette VanDerBrink has been a ring person here for the past several years and is attuned to the venue and the local market. When all was said and done, she had 79 vehicles cross through the auction tent on this crisp, windy Saturday with a decent sell-through rate of 57% — not bad for a smaller auction house. Yvette is a fervent believer in using online auction companies to enhance her sales. As she points out at each sale, “Sometimes things may take a little bit longer, but if you were one of my consignors, you’ll be glad it did because it does make a difference.” It only took four and a half hours to get them all done here, and at least 20% of the final sales were online. The top draw of the day was a 1962 327/250 Corvette, fetching $35k — impressive for its condition. Perhaps the headline car of the sale was a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500. It was factory-built with an R-code 425-horsepower 427 engine, and the consignor didn’t even realize this until he brought the bare shell he bought to his restoration shop to paint it. Once discovered, an appropriate motor was assembled and installed. Despite the changes and assembled engine, the $22k end price wasn’t a bad deal for a 427 you can actually play with. At the lower end of the results sheet was a ’64 Chevy Impala SS with a 6-cyl 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/250 convertible, sold at $35,535 124 swapped in place of the original V8. Sure, it needed a full restoration, but it was a solid car that moved under its own power, and for $2,200, it was well bought. Better yet was a local 1965 Chevy Biscayne wagon. Solid, clean and powered by a smooth-running 327, it would be the perfect ride for Executive Editor Chester Allen to haul around his longboards and fly rods. It was a steal at $3,500. Kudos to David Geisler for hosting, and Yvette VanDerBrink and her crew for running, another good auction in the Badlands. ♦ Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Murdo, SD AMERICAN #39A-1926 FORD MODEL T sedan. S/N 13544587. Maroon/gray cloth. Fitted with electric start and a period aftermarket water pump (as Ts used siphon convection cooling). Generally tidy motor, aside from overflowing grease cups. Older repaint with light orange peel on doors and hood, plus uneven coverage on hood. Black paint on fenders and running boards is a lot better. Period-accessory front bumper, with weak older plating. Amateur upholstery work, but done fairly well for the at least it’s a somewhat preserved, somewhat rare bodystyle. Bought by the owner of the Pioneer Auto Show, so you can now say that it’s a museum car. #69-1936 FORD MODEL 68 2-dr sedan. S/N 183144656. Washington Blue/ beige broadcloth. Odo: 188 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Reportedly sold new in Tucson, and wears a YOM Arizona license plate with current registration sticker. Frame-off restoration two decades ago. Good paint now has some edge chipping and light scratches. Replated chrome. Driver’s-side wiper does not contact the windshield; right rear quarter-window has a crack. Fully restored interior. Glovebox slightly off hue from rest of dashboard. Laterproduction flathead looks stock. Cond: 3. rated it above a 5 was that it ran so well. If this all-the-money-in-world bid couldn’t buy it, it’s no wonder that nothing’s going to get done on it, and it will continue to deteriorate. #9-1946 DODGE WF-32 flatbed. S/N 81367712. Red & black/brown vinyl. Odo: 33,707 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Period photos displayed and some documentation shows it was originally bought by a lumberyard in Sioux Falls. Redone in last decade on the cheap. Good repaint on fenders; cab is lacking. Old paint under the new; intermittent fish eyes. Tires, glass and seat upholstery re- most part. Modern carpeting. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,193. This T was consigned by the kindly old gentleman who restored it two to three decades ago. It was one of his winter projects up in Minot, ND (where winter projects are a good thing). Since they were worth little back then, most were just redone like this one, so it’s not fair to beat him up about the workmanship. He figured it was time to sell and was rewarded by a very healthy sale indeed. #20-1931 FORD MODEL A sedan. S/N A4534988. Maroon & black/maroon velour. Odo: 13,209 miles. Restoration from at least 30 years ago. Twenty-footer repaint with light orange peel on most panels and flaking at hood joints. All four fenders are fiberglass, and three have cracks. Mix of serviceable original chrome, some older replating, some older repro. Dealer-accessory-style grille guard, trunk, mirrors on sidemount spares, quail radiator cap. Good refinished interior wood, with panels added to the dashboard. Seats, door panels NOT SOLD AT $17,000. In 1935 and 1936, Ford offered two different styles of Tudor and Fordor sedans: a standard slant-back without a trunk lid, and this car with a formed trunk section accessed by a small lid at the top. One doesn’t seem to be worth appreciably more than the other today, as it’s rarely a deal killer either way. The biggest factor here is that the restoration is getting tired and the car needs someone new to care for it. Not an out-of-line final bid with that considered. #15-1939 DODGE D11 Luxury Liner Deluxe sedan. S/N 30130565. Black & rust/ beige mohair. Odo: 64,297 miles. Claimed to be a mostly original car. Some matte-black rattle-can touch-up on the hood and fenders from what appears to have been a small fire. No sign of fire under the hood, though. Runs out exceptionally well. Very quiet. All chrome and trim is pitted, peeling and/or dented. At least two layers of seat covers on the back seat; top one is a rather nasty-looking translucent yellowed vinyl. Horse blanket up front. Gauge facings have mostly flaked off; speedo placed. Only piece of brightwork is the stainless front grille bar, with pounded-out wrinkles. Bed looks built out of scrap lumber. Speedometer needle broken off and lying in the bottom of the gauge. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,120. The recent rise in old truck values ends when it can’t fit into a standard garage stall or car hauler. But at this small price, there isn’t much to worry about—except a shipping bill that may be half of the purchase cost. #19-1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER convert- ible. S/N N/A. Gray & black primer/white vinyl/gray vinyl. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Restoration in progress and a long way from complete. The primered bodywork is off to a good start. All trim appears to be redone, wrapped in newspaper and in the car. Replated bumpers resting wrapped-up on cowl. All this is sharing space with the original seats, dashboard components, gauges, transmission and supposedly and kick panels were done well enough, but none match up as the same shade. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,519. Far less popular than the standard Fordor sedan, the 1929–31 Town Sedan had a slightly raked front windshield and no windshield visor. Most used a Briggs body. However, Murray also supplied them, and theirs can be discerned by the arched side windows, as here. A rather sloppy jalopy, but 126 the engine. Nearly all of the plastic is baked off the heavily weathered steering wheel. Nothing under the hood, including S/N tag. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $1,854. Starting someone else’s project is always tricky, since we all tend to do things a little differently and in a different order, and there always seems to be something missing—but always with extra screws. For this kind of money, it’s worth it just for the parts. #50-1950 FORD CUSTOM woodie needle broken off. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $4,500. The modern Arkansas antique-class plates were just as heavily faded and rusty as the rest of the exterior, suggesting that the car rotted away in recent years. The only reason I wagon. S/N B0AT142985. Off-white & wood/ brown & tan vinyl. Odo: 92,902 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Receipts in glovebox show that it was repainted in South Carolina in 1978. That paint is starting to craze in several Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Murdo, SD places, but is OK at 20 feet. Woodgrained cupboard contact paper stuck on in recent years between the original wood trim, which has the varnish flaking off and joints starting to separate. Basic seat reupholstery, likely added left of dash. Fitted with modern seatbelts. Non-original later Y-block rebuilt in 2010. Chromed valve covers and aftermarket air cleaner, but generally stock-looking other- done around time of repaint. Door panels are just plain heavy brown vinyl screwed in. Modern household carpet. Recent complete brake service and fuel tank cleanup. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. While cool when redone and looking spiffy, cars with real wood exterior trim can be both laborious and rather spendy to keep in decent shape. To actually do full-blown carpentry work, you can’t buy the whole car cheap enough to justify it unless it’s worth north of $100k when done. This offer was generous. #36-1953 MERCURY MONTEREY wagon. S/N 53ME76645M. Dark green metallic & wood/light green & parchment vinyl. Odo: 48,810 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Older below-average repaint is dull and cracking. Woodgrained cupboard contact paper used instead of DiNoc decals, now heavily wrinkling. Retains the original real wood edging, in dire need of refinishing. Horrid homemade bodywork on bottom of doors using carriage wise. Factory-optional overdrive unit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,330. This was the first of the last-minute adds which didn’t make the online listing, so from this lot on it was all on-site bidders. The dealer who consigned it got a class award at the previous evening’s cruise-in, so he decided to give it a whirl across the auction block. A good neutral ground between pure stock and custom, this was a pretty decent buy for an unusual cruiser. #10-1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY 2-dr sedan. S/N 26622351. Dark blue metallic/ white vinyl & blue cloth. Odo: 56,331 miles. 301-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Repaint is one step above rattle-can — it could very well be a darn good rattle-can job. Just need to spend another week color-sanding and buffing it out—or a couple of hours with a can of paint stripper. Brightwork original and serviceable, but most trim and emblems not put back on, original orange. Fitted with Continental kit, spotlights, ’59 Cadillac taillights and Lake pipes. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,270. I see maybe one entry-level Biscayne at auction for every 100 ’58 Impalas. Hopefully this was bought by someone who’ll give it some love rather than try to flip it again—although there’s not much money left in there. #60-1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 convertible. S/N 599C01527. Firethorn red metallic/ maroon cloth/maroon & black vinyl. Odo: 10,959 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional power front seat, in addition to the usual power doodads. Topical repaint in stock color within past few years. Original tinted windshield. Fitted with period-correct aftermarket Continental kit, which is more like a porch hanging off the back. Rear springs sagging badly and almost seem to squeak “help me!” Seat and top boot bolts to secure poorly fitted patch panels. Lower bumpers replated with a can of silver Krylon. Decent trim. Old wide yellow-wall tires. Older basic upholstery work done in industrial-strength vinyl. Rusted-out kick panels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,013. Mercury’s lone wagon offering jumped from the entrylevel Custom series in 1952 to the top-line Monterey in 1953—reflecting Ford management’s perception of the station wagon becoming more of an upmarket item than simply truck-like. Bought for plenty, based on the needs. #76-1954 FORD CUSTOMLINE 2-dr sedan. S/N U4PG176491. Glacier Blue/blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 91,556 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Redone in 2006 with a few light modifications. Good repaint in original color. Replated bumpers, light pitting on grille bars, repro emblems. Modern 14-inch TorqThrusts. Generally stock-appearing interior, but with modern fabric. Aftermarket gauges tastefully 128 with mounting holes marking the way. Reupholstered in plain vinyl on door panels and with modern fabric inserts for the seats. Decent original carpeting and steering wheel. Optional power steering and brakes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,120. Few mid-level Savoys have survived the past 56 years, since most were worker-bee sedans that at best became parts cars for Furys. As this went to an online buyer, I can only hope his expectations weren’t high or that he was looking for a project car. #16-1958 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2-dr sedan. S/N C58N122191. Pearlescent white/white vinyl & blue cloth. Odo: 59,253 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Textbook example of a 1950s cruiser sled. Old nicked repaint with blue scallops and “Lost in the Fifties” script on skirts. Old low-budget interior redo; wavy door panels. Replacement engine (this was originally a 6-cyl ) is a smallblock V8 mix of original and aftermarket. Blue engine paint peeling off to reveal the redone in recent years in a similar style to original. Non-stock cloth soft top, but fitted well. Modern seatbelts and hidden XM radio added. Tidy, generally stock engine bay. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. The over-the-top out-the-back Continental kit didn’t even have a spare tire in it. The spare was in the trunk, tucked as far forward as possible to better distribute the weight. I just kept thinking that it needed a set of castors under that rear bumper in case it meets a steep speedbump. #31-1960 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N 01637J186802. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 11,043 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older repaint with buffing scratches and thick masking lines. Decent gaps. Older bumper rechrome and trim buff-out, starting to dull slightly. Interior redone on the cheap. Nonde- script small block under the hood. 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VanDerBrink Auctions Murdo, SD of getting it done.” It should’ve been done a long time before. #41-1960 DODGE DART Pioneer sedan. S/N 4202211350. Light green metallic/gray vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 70,710 miles. 225-ci I6, 2-bbl, auto. Good topical repaint, with most easy trim removed when done. Four original steel wheels with bias-ply tires and dog-dish hubcaps in the trunk, in case the modern 20-inchers don’t work for you. Excellent original brightwork. All-original interior, with seams splitting on the front seat. Speed- original paint. Heavy rust-out in the usual places. Missing most of the left-side trim and both headlight bucket covers. Banged-up der the hood. Good original interior, although the door and kick panels are getting rather ometer is opaque from sun-fading. Generally original under the hood. Older replacement heater hose and rattle-can touch-up on top of the slant 6. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,120. At first, the big-pimpin’ wheels did nothing for me. But the freakish 1960 Virgil Exner styling—like the large chrome “X” steering wheel center—helped me appreciate this as something of a cross-generational confluence of garish taste. That might also explain why an old hippie couple bought it. #62-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S111861. Red/red hard top/white vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 23,664 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old economy repaint over wavy bodywork. Light cracks in wheelwells. Better-quality older bumper rechroming. Door gaps OK, but alignment is off a tad. New aftermarket air cleaner, period aftermarket extended-length valve-cover wing nuts; freshly polished dis- grille. And doors. And box. Homemade towbar hitch bolted to bumper. Rifle rack in back window. Dingy cab. Several layers of seat covers have all still worn through in the driver’s position (currently has a towel over it). Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $927. One of six very rough trucks sold at no reserve from a bachelor farmer’s estate. This was one of the few that had any upside to it—either as an early factory 4x4 collectible or as a motorized wheelbarrow. Best to restore this as part of a multi-truck kit bash to make one good one out of several. #45-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 2-dr hard top. S/N 3J66R165233. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 43,319 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Originally Champagne with black vinyl interior. Recent better-quality trim-off colorchange repaint. Mostly reproduction trim, with the lettering not replaced on trunk lid. Replated bumpers. Seller bought the car without a motor; the one in it is a ’66 side-oiler block with 1963 heads, intake and cast header ex- wrinkled. Re-dyed dashpad. Optional power rear window. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,974. If you thought the early 1963 Ford 2-door hardtop notchbacks were blocky, check out the Breezeway Mercurys. A signature roofline for the Big M from 1957 to 1966, back when only NASCAR racers cared about aerodynamics. This same car with the Ford Galaxie fastback roof became the Marauder. A rather neat example that will likely be the only one at the show, bought very well. #81-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 41447S208158. Beige/ parchment vinyl. Odo: 45,432 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Non-original engine swap done a long time ago. Original paint is not in good shape. Rusty period aftermarket whip antenna. Bent front bumper; chunk of twisted grille is missing. Mismatched wheels. Seam separations on original seats, cracked dashpad, filthy carpeting, moldy center console. Horn ring sitting on package shelf. Ran under its own tributor cover. Rest of engine bay looks untouched since the radiator hoses were replaced in the 1980s. Older replacement seat upholstery shows minimal wear. Optional Powerslide automatic, Wonderbar AM radio, and both types of tops. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $35,535. Top sale of the day. For a base-engine Powerglide Corvette that will need a restoration, this was very well sold. #201E-1962 CHEVROLET K-10 Custom pickup. S/N 2K154J112400. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 52,380 miles. 236-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Rusty and crusty, but runs and drives, including the 4x4 running gear. Heavily faded 130 haust manifolds. Aftermarket cast-aluminum valve covers and deep-sump oil pan. Seats redone with orange piping; orange-painted inserts in the window cranks. Aftermarket gauges, modern stereo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,630. Even Yvette, a self-professed “Chevy girl,” said on the block while this was being offered, “The Ford 427 has it all over any Chevy 427.” Even with the kooky color change and cobbled-together engine, this was still a decent buy—even if all you do is separate all the parts. #51-1963 MERCURY MONTEREY Breezeway 2-dr hard top. S/N 3Z53Y508193. Dark blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 92,219 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice older color-change repaint from original Premier Yellow. Good panel fit and door gaps. Older bumper replate and good buffed-out trim. Aftermarket stainless headlight trim. Dog-dish hubcaps and modern radials tires on stock steel rims. Tidy and generally stock un- Sports Car Market power across the block. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $2,163. One of the late entries that didn’t make it in time for the online listing. While a Super Sport could’ve been a 6-cylinder, this was actually a V8 car from new. Odd that a six was stuffed into it, but back in the 1970s when it was a $500 used car during the OPEC oil crisis, who cared? Now almost everyone cares, and someone who bothered to read and decode the VIN got a damn good deal on a project car, as rusty dead sleds bring more than this. BEST BUY #82-1965 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE wagon. S/N 154355J218361. Off white/beige vinyl. Odo: 644 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Rust-free local car, retaining original dealer’s sticker from Kreb’s Chevrolet of Eureka, SD. 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VanDerBrink Auctions Murdo, SD out. Good original chrome and trim. Excellent door and panel fit, solid door actuation. Runs out well. Good original interior, with moderate wear and minimal fading. Heavier soiling on the carpet where the period clear-vinyl fulllength floor mat didn’t cover. Optional 250-horse 327, Powerglide automatic, power steering and brakes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,502. I usually don’t get too worked up over 1960s Chevys, but someone got the best deal of the day here. They might be able to flip it for an easy profit—perhaps to Executive Editor Chester Allen as a cool surfboard hauler (for twice this amount). It’s hard to go wrong with a rust-free wagon where the purchase price is pretty much the cost of the powertrain. Or vice-versa. #66-1965 CHEVROLET C-20 pickup. S/N C2545J157424. Burnt orange metallic/ gray & beige nylon. Odo: 84,152 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Powered by circa-1978 350 V8 rather than the original 283. Retains original 4-speed and beefy rear axle. Generally good workmanship on motor swap. Cowl and wheelwells sprayed matte black. Good trimoff repaint. Crack along bottom of original windshield. Alloy body trim buffed out, original grille and bumper repainted white, and the glass, with Masonic decals on rear windows. Missing door-lock cover on driver’s door handle. Overall respectable original interior, despite some wood delamination starting on the door panels. Pronounced creasing on seats, but no tears or blow-outs yet. Not much done under the hood in recent years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,532. Built like a tank—by a company that was building tanks at this time. The perennial underdog in the domestic luxury market since World War II, big Imps do represent a good buy for the segment, but consequentially make for a tough sell. Yet low miles, originality and a more desirable body than the usual four-door configurations make this well bought. #32-1968 AMC AMX 2-dr hard top. S/N A8C397X265927. Dark green/black vinyl. Odo: 56,589 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional 390 V8, tilt steering column, power steering and power front disc brakes. Also originally equipped with a/c, now missing. Good repaint and bumper rechrome. Fewer than 5k miles on the rebuilt engine, now fitted with Edelbrock carb, Torker intake manifold and MSD ignition and distributor, all done AT $6,000. Not a bad truck, but definitely a driver or worker bee rather than something to show. I can see both sides of the coin: where the seller held out for more and why the bidders stopped where they did. #33-1971 DODGE DART Swinger 2-dr hard top. S/N LH23G1R281119. Orange/ black vinyl. Odo: 29,917 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good older repaint, including the gloss black butt stripe and flat black hood with added scoops. That hood sits lower than the body at the hinges. Originally powered by a 318 V8, now has a 340 under the hood; has aftermarket induction and fan, but otherwise looks stock, including flaking paint on the valve covers and block. No fender tag. Older repop seat upholstery and door panels. Aftermarket wood steering wheel, DIN-mount stereo, tach clamped to steering column. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,373. Looking at the VIN, you can’t say for certain whether it really was a Swinger, and the engine swap puts everything into question. Reserve passed at $8,200, strongly bid beyond that by phone and online bidders. Plenty spent. few chrome pieces reused as-is, showing light pitting. Aftermarket alloy wheels on radials. Nice original front seat upholstery, with light wear on the driver’s side and no tears. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. Three-quarter-ton pickups get powertrain conversions more often than their 1/2-ton brethren, but it’s usually to get a rear axle with longer legs and better wheel availability as part of the package. Even with the newer small block, this won’t be much of a freeway cruiser, but around town it promises to be a pretty decent ride. Dirt-cheap bid if it were a 1/2-ton, but not much money left it in as a 3/4. #12-1965 IMPERIAL CROWN 2-dr hard top. S/N 7253283973. Champagne/white leather. Odo: 48,469 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed unrestored with original miles. Mostly original paint, with perhaps the hood and roof shot a few years ago. Original tinted with good workmanship (original manifold and carb in the trunk). Well-fitted repro interior. Modern stereo. Modern TorqThrust wheels with new radials. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,480. Is an AMX a coupe or a hard top? AMC actually answered this question, as the “9” in the fifth character of the VIN identifies it as a “two-door hard top.” This one was bought well, despite the engine mods. #21-1968 GMC CUSTOM 10 pickup. S/N CE141B624111. Black/gray vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 47,196 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer repaint with wavy panels and uneven clearcoat. Also has the occasional door ding that didn’t get floated out and some light orange peel on compound curves. Still has masking tape over several door-jamb components. Replated bumpers and all new trim, but none on box or tailgate. Wider-offset #75-1984 FORD BRONCO XLT SUV. S/N 1FMEU15H8ELA92555. White & red/red cloth. Odo: 56,766 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Consigned by the original owner, claiming actual miles and all-original except for aftermarket roll bar, bug deflector, running boards and trailer-brake controller. Original paint, with FoMoCo-applied light orange peel. Engine bay could stand to be cleaned. Discounting the aftermarket roll bar, the interior is almost like new. Factory-optional High Output 351, a/c, power steering, brakes, windows and chrome wheels with baby moons. Modern aftermarket seat upholstery; original seat belts. Generally tidy under the hood, but no danger of thinking it’s stock. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD 132 more. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,300. When I lived in North Dakota when this rig was new, it would’ve been my dream truck. This was true for about a quarter of the inhabitants of both Dakotas. However, up here, they tend to get used up hard in the winter, not babied like this one was. Bid to $8,250, but when it was rolling off and disclosed that the reserve was $10k, the last bidder immediately accepted that. Yes, this was that nice. And yes, well-kept original SUVs are really starting to move up in value. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Highlights from Leake Tulsa, Silverstone Northamptonshire and Classic Motorcar Auctions Tulsa 2013 ENGLISH #333-1948 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80-in pickup. S/N R860651. Duck Egg Green/khaki canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 553 miles. Ring-pull (for 4wd) in driver’s footwell identifies this as a very early Landie. Restored in ’80s and only 800 miles since. Now some bolts missing from bulkhead and interior covers and some engine ancillaries 1931 Lincoln Model K phaeton, sold at $108,900 Company: Leake Car Auctions Location: Tulsa, OK Date: June 7, 2013 Auctioneers: Jim Richie, Brian Marshall, Tony Langdon Automotive lots sold/offered: 470/691 International Trophy Sale Sales rate: $68% Sales total: $11,801,911 High sale: 1937 Packard street rod, sold at $143,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Phil Skinner Novi Spring Classic surface-rusted at edges. Decent paint. Nice canvas tilt and interior vinyl. With original buff logbook. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Number 651 off the production line, but maybe specifying an estimate of £20k–£25k ($30k–$38k) was bad karma, as this one couldn’t reach the $40k heights achieved recently by a few other shinily restored Series Is. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. #534-1949 TRIUMPH 2000 roadster. S/N TRA6Z0TR. Yellow/tan canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 42,549 miles. Paint slightly dull, but consistent throughout. Interior intact and in fairly decent shape. Brightwork shiny, not badly pitted for such an old car. Wooden dash and instrument cluster showing its age. Very rare, and extremely rare in the U.S. Cond: 3. 1971 Porsche 911S coupe, sold at $125,072 Company: Silverstone Auctions Location: Northamptonshire, U.K. Date: May 18, 2013 Auctioneers: Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered: 36/59 Sales rate: 61% Sales total: $1,347,311 High sale: 1964 Ferrari 330 GT Series I, sold at $136,162 Buyer’s premium: 12.5% up to $45,702; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.66) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman 138 1987 Avanti II convertible, sold at $16,740 Company: Classic Motorcar Auctions Location: Novi, MI Date: April 27–28 Auctioneers: Joe Mast Automotive lots sold/offered: 43/160 Sales rate: 27% Sales total: $542,592 High sale: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible, sold at $41,580 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Patrick Campion SOLD AT $36,720. The Triumph had a lot of attention from everyone at the venue. It was one of the rarest cars offered. When it went across the auction block, several bidders were interested. After bidding finally stalled, the reserve was lifted and the car sold. Great buy. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. #745-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N TD12744EXLIVA. Red/tan cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 83,927 miles. Little attention to detail during the restoration. Basically a repaint. Showing its age. Interior in decent shape. New top. Looks like it would be a fun car to drive on a nice day. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $12,800. Not much interest in this one. The flaws and costs for potential repairs scared away potential buyers. May have been a good investment Sports Car Market

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Roundup saved it from more of a “life” and getting rusted out. This wasn’t mad money for an authentic S in such tidy condition. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. had the seller lifted the reserve at this bid. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. #322-1961 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 328922. Orange/black vinyl/gray vinyl. Brighton (Trojan) built sliding-window bubble in good order, nice straight body, claimed never to have been welded. Seat coverings intact, some rust on steering wheel and column. Sold with original bill of sale, owner’s handbook, guarantee and workshop manual, all of which the retail market likes. Cond: 3. vestment-grade collector car, don’t hold your breath. As an introduction to the world of British sports cars, a great choice. For not much money, one could practice tappet adjustments, minor wiring repair, tire rotation, and get a degree in automotive electrics and pick up some choice British terms not acceptable for use in public. And in between these learning experiences, this car would be a fun drive. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #743-1998 BENTLEY BROOKLANDS SOLD AT $33,286. One thing to watch out for on RHD cars is that this puts the driver and engine on the same side—which is never a good thing, especially with only a single rear wheel—but this comes with a trailer for actually going places. Relatively well bought for a tidy example, as these have been fetching strong money recently, approaching KR200 money. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. #317-1965 MORRIS MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N KA2S4676792. Red & white/red & gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 42,000 miles. Restored on original bodyshell 2004– 06. New repro seat covers and interior. With twin tanks and oil cooler. Nicely stock and car. Very low mileage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $36,720. There were four or five serious bidders interested in this one, driving the bidding up enough that the seller lowered the reserve. Well sold. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. FRENCH tidy motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,936. Off the road for 28 years, 1976–2004, which likely September 2013 #902-1972 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N 00SD0046. Silver/black leather. Odo: 65,298 miles. As the name implies, it takes a certain type of car person to love an SM. This car had seen a lot of money invested to keep it solid 139 Turbo sedan. S/N SCBZE19C3WCX66021. Burgundy/parchment leather. Odo: 21,855 miles. One of the nicer cars at the venue. Impeccable paint, interior and engine compartment. All original. Appears as a brand-new #192-1980 MGB convertible. S/N GVVDJ2AG501484. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 60,853 miles. Economy restoration for economy sports car. Body shows some signs of repair in past decade. Top in good condition but backlight is scuffed. Miles in line with pedal wear. Underhood in order. No loose clamps or wires, none under the dash either. Chrome has slight patina of age. A decent driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,720. As an in

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Roundup and running, and it ran, but I detected a couple of odd squeaks when it moved. Paint is a few years old, not in bad or faded condition. Interior appears to be mostly original save for an upgraded audio system. Engine runs out well, car shifts easily. From the Sage Stallone estate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,450. The squeak I heard could be nothing to worry about, or it could be evidence of cracked suspension points, which is a major undertaking on one of these cars. Offered at no reserve, the price paid for this car was right in the current market, which really hasn’t changed much in past five to six years. I could call this one rather well sold, and it is sure to give the new owner many new learning opportunities. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. GERMAN #303-1959 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 2539690. Red/white vinyl. RHD. Odo: 63,822 miles. Restored 1993– 2013. Fairly straight and just settling in gently. Driver’s door has dropped on its hinges slightly. Brightwork is all good. Redone interior excellent, with new carpets and seat covers. Motor clean and tidy in factory finishes. With original invoice and receipt plus buff flaw is a couple of cracks on glovebox lid. There’s only one with lower mileage, and it lives in the VW museum. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,294. This car has been on sale at a dealer near me for ages, asking nearer $50k to no serious takers. Here it was let go for quite a bit less at what we have to accept as marketcorrect money. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. logbook, which the market likes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,767. Supplied in Belfast and still with original number. High bid that bought it was very slightly under the low end of the estimate range, but this is still good going for a very nice but not quite perfect Beetle. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. #756-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210014575. Light tan/brown hard top/brown leather. Odo: 54,639 miles. From Arizona when new, migrated to Texas a few years back, still wearing Lone Star plates. Paint looks mostly original, a few touch-ups, hard top looks resprayed. Minor chrome pitting but in pretty good condition. Interior looks original with light wear and tear. Becker Europa multi-band radio, 140 #483-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412020424. White/ black fabric/black leather. Odo: 45,717 miles. Great-looking driver with automatic. Body straight with no dings, some minor hazing on chrome bumpers, tinted/banded windshield looks brand new with fresh rubber. Hard top with decent wood trim and paneling. Full wheelcovers, fairly recent radial tires. Engine runs out well with no smoke or sign of other illness. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,500. These “Pagoda” Mercedes roadsters continue to attract attention and values keep rising. This was basically an all-original car in turn-key condition. Not a big margin for profit, but still a pretty decent buy. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #342-1967 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 348006784. Eng. # T0480218. Red/gray vinyl/velour. RHD. Odo: 11,000 miles. Razor-edge KG in exceptional condition. Detailed to show standard. Factorycorrect and lovely, and still on original crossplies. I’ve driven this one, a well-known three-owner car, and it’s a sweetie. Only real displayed on storage rack; tight-fitting softtop. Looks like a sub-50k-mile vehicle. With Becker Europa radio and full wheelcovers. Sports Car Market

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Roundup Sits level, runs out well, needs only a little love and care. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. As the largest (engine-wise) Pagoda SL, this was a pretty good catch, and I agree with the seller in not letting go, but don’t expect much more. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #351-1971 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9111300841. Silver/black vinyl & velour. Good original spec following $80k Francis Tuthill restoration 2009–11. Driven just 500 km since. Swedish registered. Cond: 2-. leather seat upholstery in the sale. Color combination hurts value. May need some mechanical work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,480. Went through with no reserve. Brown color may have hurt sale. Great buy. If the mechanical needs aren’t too great, this could be the steal of the sale. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. #308-1985 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.8 SOLD AT $125,072. It looks as if the market is finally waking up to the fact that the 2.2 is one of the best early S cars to drive. The money paid wasn’t out of order for such a clean car. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. #749-1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 107D4412034259. Brown/ brown hard top/black cloth soft top/brown leather. Odo: 53,257 miles. Low miles and reportedly offered by original owner. Original paint is starting to show its age, but in great condition, all things considered. Interior could use some spruce-up. Owner includes new RSR replica coupe. S/N WPOZZZ91ZGS100429. Eng. # 63G00454. Orange/steel sunroof/black leather & velour. RHD. 3.2 Carrera retroed to look like a 2.8 RSR with correct-looking Fuchs wheels and Michelin TB rubber, long hood, rear roll hoop. All steel apart from Turbo-type arches. Ducktail is glass-reinforced plastic. Leather unworn. It’ll fool a few people, helped by the nicely misleading registration number! Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,404. Built for the 2008 Cannonball 8000 rally but never used after the event was canceled. Not eligible for historic events, but a lot of fun for twice the price of an average 3.2 Carrera—or conversely, half the price of a well-done and period-correct RS 2.7 replica. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. ITALIAN #311-1968 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM115856. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 63,660 miles. “Barn find” with lightly dinged and rippled body. Rusting in door bottoms. Liberal rust splatters on interior trim above rank-looking carpets (although seat leather appears to have survived well). Looks to be all there with no trim parts missing. Ex-South African, English-registered, last on the road in 1999. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $48,178. Widely marketed by Silverstone in the weeks before 142 Sports Car Market

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Roundup the sale, complete with pictures taken in a grain silo, this sold for more than double midestimate—made even more amazing by the automatic transmission. Still, remaining true to market forces, a Daytona in the same state would be at least four times the money. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. #462-1972 MASERATI BIRDCAGE replica roadster. S/N AM11647882. Red/ saddle leather. Odo: 55 miles. A few dimensions seem exaggerated, but looks like a realdeal Birdcage at a glance. Solid construction, chassis welds are clean, body panels finished well. Some micro-scratches in paint and finish. Tremec transmission, Borrani wheels, Dana locker rear axle and more. Not sure if it is street-legal, but seller notes that the car is not race-ready. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Seller was thinking closer to $150k. Those at the auction were thinking, “Bring on a Corvette.” With many unanswered questions, anyone really interested really had no idea where to go value-wise. I wish the seller luck in finding a new owner who will love it and sort it all out. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. AMERICAN #564-1927 FORD MODEL T dirt track racer. S/N N/A. Eng. # 7A523517. Yellow/ gray cloth. Barn find. Reportedly an old dirttrack race car from the 1930s and ’40s in Iowa and Nebraska. Amazing original car in original paint and patina. Some original lettering still shows. Body shortened about eight inches. Has a Model A Ford engine and transmission. Has not run in 65 years. Pretty rough. Engine in decent cosmetic shape. Needs a complete restoration. Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. Very cool, but the $25k–$30k presale estimate seems ambitious. You’d need at least two to three race-car enthusiasts to push bidding to a sufficient price, which was not to be. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. #751-1930 FORD MODEL AA tanker. S/N AA2703988. Black & orange/black vinyl. Odo: 44,962 miles. Restored several years ago and used as an advertising tool for local distributor. Very well done. Lots of little accessories included. Interior is tight, proper materials and probably nicer than when new. Underhood is the weakest link, just shows a little patina from light usage. Chassis is clean, as are tires and suspension. Tank probably dry since re-do, but valves and lids all operate like new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,150. This price was far below actual restoration costs. Most of the lettering appeared to be painted, which might have been a drawback for bidders unless they had a thing for Sallisaw, OK. Vehicles like this can make for great advertising at store fronts and in local parades, and can also be written off as a business expense. A good buy. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #472-1931 CADILLAC 355A roadster. S/N 65. Red/tan canvas/dark red leather. Odo: 70,943 miles. Titled on body number, not engine or chassis. Restored probably in early 1980s and time has taken its toll. Paint is flaking and crazed. Soft trim holding up well. Engine looks complete. Runs but needs a major tune-up. Fitted with dual sidemounts, rumble- seat, Trippe driving lights and a vintage Jaeger clock. Some period updates when redone, such as S-W temp gauge. Car has potential, but not 144 Sports Car Market

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Roundup for the faint of heart or amateurs. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $81,950. On the plus side, this is a Full Classic, mechanically sound, the top goes down, it looks pretty good and has a lot of toys. On the down side, it needs at least $50k in cosmetics. That might leave a little room for profit in the end, or a rather nice car. Well sold. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #460-1931 LINCOLN MODEL K pha- eton. S/N K68216. Eng. # K68216. Dark tan/ light tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 54,279 miles. Looks restored at least two decades ago but in very good condition overall. Kind of a basic vehicle, but body in good condition. Doors open and close easily. Engine bay and undersides could benefit from professional detail and tune-up. Chrome, paint and soft trim all quite presentable. Fitted with dual sidemount spares and a Seth Thomas dash start looking is now. They are still soft in this still-fluctuating market. Of course that 20-plus-year-old restoration adds a little natural patina. With proper care, this car could be in the $150k–175k range in the not-too-distant future. A little window dressing for this one might help—say, a pair of Pilot Ray lights? Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #416-1936 CHEVROLET STANDARD 2-dr sedan. S/N 6129103225. Green/tan mohair. Odo: 76,982 miles. Fairly recent cosmetic restoration. Body paint looks factory including cream-painted artillery wheels and accents. Paint has some microscratches. Chrome trim smooth with deep finish. All glass new with proper seals. Weatherstripping in excellent condition. Interior done to factory specs. Basic black rubber BEST BUY is an old car with a six instead of an eight, but for the condition and presentation, I thought this was one of the better buys in Tulsa. Even if it was done on a budget, the bid didn’t pay for the restoration work or the materials used. If the new owner is a collector, then this was very well bought. If a dealer, in another market it could see $20k-plus on a very good day. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #469-1941 PACKARD 110 woodie wagon. S/N 14832272. Burgundy/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 60,832 miles. Reportedly one of 358 built. Beautiful restoration inside and out. All wood on exterior appears brand new. Excellent chrome and paint, some minor glass issues. Rear tailgate a little tight. Interior recently cleaned. Factory radio, clock, South Wind heater and much more. Underhood needs attention but nothing too serious. clock, plus a few other factory extras. Wheels painted orange with proper-size whitewall tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $108,900. If you ever wanted a real Full Classic, the time to mat, factory cigarette light and heater. New wide-white bias-ply tires. Doors open and close easily. Car looks comfortable for passenger and driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,300. It Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. It doesn’t qualify for CCCA membership, but Packard clubs would love to see a car like this get out 146 Sports Car Market

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Roundup Glovebox Notes 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. to their events. Very recently sold for $96k at Mecum Houston in April (SCM# 215827); the bid here was more than fair. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #757-1941 PACKARD 120 convertible. S/N 14992854. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 4,257 miles. Restored about 15 years ago. Apparently some repaired damage on front right fender, professionally done. Car in very good mechanical condition, easy start and shift, no smoke or odd noises. Overall just needs some light detailing of the engine and undersides. Well appointed with enclosed sidemounts, bumper-grille guard, factory AM ra- this wasn’t quite there. While the seller was promoting how this truck would work well in agricultural uses, this crowd was more on the collector side, and with them, smaller 1/2-ton short-box examples are king. In that size, this might have brought closer to what the seller wanted, about 50% more than the last bid. For condition and model, this was a very fair offer. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #473-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- Price as tested: $26,000 Equipment: 1.4-liter, 16-valve MultiAir turbocharged I4, 5-spd heavy duty manual transmission, 16-inch x 6.5-inch aluminum wheels, performance cloth high-back bucket seats EPA mileage: 28/34 Likes: It’s hard to not grin when behind the wheel, whether driving through the city or along curving back roads. The car handles well, has enough bite when the turbo kicks in and is a blessing to parallel park. The “Sport” button turns this little Italian cutie into a beast. Dislikes: My only dislike is the poor visibility with top all the way down. You might as well get a big hand-held mirror to see behind you. Fun to drive: HHHHH Fun to look at: HHHHH Overall experience: HHHHH Verdict: For a 20-something young adult living in a city, this is the car to have. It’s small yet spacious. It has two personalities; the adorable city driver and the mean, turbo-biting, backroad-ripping Abarth. Who cares that you can’t see what’s behind you when the top is down? It’s always been the Italian style to honk and wave. — Alex Martin-Banzer vertible. S/N 8440729. El Paso Beige/tan canvas/burgundy leather. Odo: 68,760 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. A very tourable and road-worthy Full Classic, equipped with factory AM radio, heater-defroster and hydraulic windows and top. Chrome deep and smooth, especially the bumpers. Bodywork tight, gaps look even all around, doors open and close easily. Glass is clear, recently replaced so all rubber is good. Fitted with later power an- dio, heater and clock, Goddess of Speed mascot and a rumble-seat. Appears to have reproduction serial-number plate showing delivery new in Tennessee. A fun-looking ride. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,500. Car was in need of nothing more than a new owner, which it received. Seller had been looking for something in the high $60k range, but when real money was on the table, his decision was made. Car had won AACA awards in the past, and you could tell it was a well-loved car. Only when looking underneath the car could previous damage be detected. While color might not have been period-correct, it was appealing and well done all around. Well bought. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #816-1946 STUDEBAKER M-SERIES pickup. S/N M15A20. Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 65,837 miles. 169-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Semi-professional restoration on a solid truck. Sheet metal is for the most part straight; a few war wounds in the pickup bed, new wood flooring. Interior is pretty basic. Gauges look almost new. Seats done on the cheap. Huge original wheels and tires. Underhood cleaner tenna, but appears to retain its factory 6-volt system. Engine sounds tight. No oil or other fluids dripping, transmission slips right into gear. Neat ride. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,100. Probably one of the better buys in Tulsa, this car needed only minor detailing to be ready for the show field. Even if it was to be flipped, I think there is another $20k–$25k left in this car. Lots of plus points, very few negatives. Lucky owner made a wise buy. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #567A-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER 2-dr sedan. S/N FAA513045. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 94,556 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Very nice recent restoration. Nice bare-metal paint. Good brightwork. Interior all intact and presentable. Seller reportedly spent over $30k in the restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,040. Great buy. This was than when it left the factory but still shows patina of use. Glass is good. Six-volt electrics all intact. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,200. Truck values have skyrocketed over the past few years, but only when they are over the top, and 148 well presented and looked like a beautiful yet usable driver. Very well bought, far under the $20k–$30k pre-sale estimate range, and nowhere near the seller’s investment in the car. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. Sports Car Market

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Roundup #562A-1950 PACKARD EIGHT sedan. S/N 392528991. Butterscotch/brown cloth. Odo: 50,709 miles. 288-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Older restoration, but still in very nice shape. All-original with everything in place and no the T-bird found a new owner a few bids later. I thought this was the deal of the sale. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. #346-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- aftermarket parts. Very clean. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,670. I think a different color scheme would do wonders. Not much pizzazz, not much interest. The seller lowered the reserve, and the buyer got a deal. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. #512-1951 FRAZER MANHATTAN 4-dr convertible. S/N F516B0010037. Light green/black canvas/dark green leather. Odo: 72,984 miles. 226-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Last of the breed for this post-war giant. Full body-off restoration a few years back. Good chrome, glass and shock plus awe. Has a couple of minor cosmetic issues. With original radio, heater and clock, plus power windows and power top, everything reportedly in working order. Underhood clean and tidy, a bit of seepage near the carburetor, but no oil leaks or staining from the cooling system. Unique ve- vertible. S/N P6FH290051. Black/black hard top/red & white vinyl. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored 2002, repainted this color 2009. Straight, good chrome. Wears 1956-only optional wire baskets on wheels. Dash and door trim tidy. With porthole hard top and new soft top (not fitted). Thunderbird V8, Ford-o-matic. Aftermarket a/c. Motor tidy and in original finishes, with alternator. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,558. There’s a dealer in Hertfordshire who’s been importing a few of these, and here’s another. It sold mid-estimate for slightly over retail, but the extras make it easier to live with. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/13. #435-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD hicle with lots of interest from all points. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,800. Everyone seemed to love this car’s presentation. Seller was looking for something north of $60k as the bidding started, but when real money stalled in the high $40k region, he recognized the value of a “bird in the hand.” Only a few were built, about a dozen known to exist, and this is probably the finest of that lot. Orphans like this struggle to bring strong prices, but I think the seller got the most that the market could bear. My favorite car in Tulsa. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #552-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P5H142940. Red/white vinyl/ white & red vinyl. Odo: 27,011 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Estate barn find with very low miles. Paint and interior showing their age, but this one is pretty much all-original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,280. When I first reviewed this T-bird, I thought it looked ready for the junkyard. After a nice bath and a bit of detail, it really came to life. Bidding started off slow, then the seller lifted the reserve at $13k, and 150 original unit is included. Build tag missing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,900. I have seen stock “Power Pack” Nomads bring over $90k in recent months. This was a bit of a bargain, but to bring it back to its pure self will be an expense. I think it was well bought but not excellent, as on certain parts of this car, you could almost see the words “Pandora’s Box.” At least it’s a good solid starting point for a restoration. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. Sports Car Market wagon. S/N VC57F156217. Imperial Ivory & Matador Red/red vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 40,840 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Collector cars almost from the time they were new. This example appears done on the cheap and cheerful. Economy wash before the sale, no wax or polish applied. With power steering and brakes. Later-model tilt-column added, but the

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12th Annual SCM Insider’s Seminar “When Does a Car Become Too Valuable to Drive?” Where: Gooding & Company Auction Pavilion, Pebble Beach When: Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration: www.sportscarmarket. com/monterey2013 Phone: 503.261.0555 x 217 Cost: Complimentary for SCM Platinum members. Subscribers, $25; non-subscribers, $50 Insider Tip: With blue-chip cars seeing record prices across the auction block, how does a collector decide when a car has become too valuable to use? SCM Publisher Keith Martin will lead our all-star panel through the discussion, joined by Keynote Speaker Dr. Fred Simeone of the Simeone Museum. Panelists include Carl Bomstead (American Sports and Muscle), Miles Collier (Collier’s Choice), Donald Osborne (European Sports and Racing), and Steve Serio (Ferraris and Late-model European Exotics). Each panel member will also share his picks for the perfect five-car collection on a $10m budget. After the discussion, the panelists will break off into groups with seminar attendees to offer in-depth looks at some of the cars up for sale at this year’s Gooding auction. Roundup #104-1959 AMC METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E34887. Red & white/white & black vinyl. Odo: 43,036 miles. 90-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Older restoration. Paint shows some minor debris. Glass clear, but rubber gaskets show some minor cracking. Chrome good all the way around. Body panels line up, doors close properly. Plastic lenses and emblems all clear without crazing. Radio, heater, not much more room for anything else. Underhood in order with a few new, non-fac- #559-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 166375R11857. Dark blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 103,093 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice recent restoration seems a bit rushed. Several flaws with interior. Could use better detailing. Wrong dash color. Engine nicely detailed. Overall clean car with desirable SS and big block. Has SS hubcaps. New set of Rallys would do wonders. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Lots of interest with the crowd. It should have sold, but seller would not lift the reserve. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. tory wires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,390. While I have seen pristine examples top the $30k mark, this car was a long ways away. With some dedication and hard labor it could be brought up near those standards well within budget restraints. In the meantime, this is a good-driving fixer-upper. These little guys are great for the local show. As a wise friend once told me, look at what the women are looking at—that’s where the money is. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #159-1960 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK V convertible. S/N 0Y85H417449. Light blue/white Colortex/two-tone blue leather. Odo: 78,349 miles. 430-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. As expected on a luxury land yacht, all the bells and whistles are included—not sure if they are in tune or ringing like they should. Top reportedly recently replaced and adjusted (a major point on these cars). Body panels fit well. Some interior chrome trim shows pitting. New stereo neatly installed with concealed #166-1965 FORD GALAXIE 500 LTD 2-dr hard top. S/N 5U67X126158. Wimbledon White/burgundy cloth. Odo: 41,995 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very well-preserved original car, including exterior paint, trim and sometimes-fragile interior soft trim. Lots of paperwork, including owner’s manuals, shop manuals, invoices and registration slips. Some touch-up noted on left front fender. AM radio, heater-defroster, power windows, steering, brakes, and a proper mid-’70s 23-channel CB speakers. Whole car would benefit from a deep detail. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,950. One of the largest production cars ever; it takes a special breed to tackle one of these. While the number of Mark Vs from 1960 seems to surpass their 1958 and ’59 brethren, supply nonetheless seems to meet demand. Purists will go a bit more for the ’58 Mark III, masochists will go for the ’59 Mark IV, those looking for something a bit more conventional will go for the Mark V. The price paid here was somewhat of a bargain. Seller was happy, new owner has no room for complaints. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. 152 radio mounted under the dash with a clip-on deck-lid antenna. Engine starts easy, drops into gear smoothly and sits level. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,625. While not a part of Ford’s Total Performance program, this car was part of Ford’s personal luxury push. When new, the LTD was promoted to be as quiet as a RollsRoyce. This was a nice hidden treasure that would do very well in a “preservation” show, and with a little careful detailing it would really “pop.” That said, it’s white and it’s not high-performance, which will always limit its value. Sold close to top of the market. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #446-1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 6Y86G417621. Black/ black Colortex/black leather. Odo: 39,769 miles. 462-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. At a glance, a good 20-footer; scary up close. Older low-quality repaint. Inner fender panel missing, probably for access to an electric issue. Mileage on its second time around. Chrome is tired, but no broken glass. Seating is complete. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,350. Over the past couple years, these slab-sided Lincolns have been doing quite well. A lot of them have had their Sports Car Market

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Roundup values diminished by wacky oversized wheels, but pure stock is what seems to drive this market. Five years ago this car in this condition might have brought $10k. Very well sold today. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #901-1968 CHECKER MARATHON sedan. S/N A122095182847A. Two-tone green/black vinyl. Odo: 91,829 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of the most rugged passenger cars ever built. A light cosmetic redo a few years back. Body shows a few dings but is solid. Powered by Chevrolet engine from new. Car starts easily and runs out well. Interior needs some cleaning. Chrome surfaces sport surface-rust. Uncomfortable-looking jump seats with rust stains by their posts. 1970s tural damage or rust-out on main body. Underhood could be detailed better. Both front seats have seen better days. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,500. With the Ranger package, this was a deluxe edition. Had it been a little cleaner with more attention to detailing, it might have brought more money. Initially unsold; the seller reran this beast but could only muster a bid of $13,500 on second run. This market-correct deal came together later. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #1129-1978 FORD PINTO fastback. S/N 8R10Y128293. Medium Jade/green vinyl & tan cloth. Odo: 10,724 miles. 140-ci I4, 2-bbl, 4-sp. A couple of small parking-lot dings on side panels, but basically an original car. Does have new tires. Basic stuff: AM radio, heater and add-on period tachometer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,620. Born and raised in California, acquired by a dealer around 2010, shag carpet looks grimy. Underhood about the same. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,050. This price was exactly what we would say this car was worth by itself. The fact that it was put together and driven by Sylvester Stallone’s late son Sage seemed to add nothing to the mix. Car needed lots of detailing and if sold down the road with or without the celebrity status, it will be worth about the same. Not exceptionally well sold or bought. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #138-1974 FORD BRONCO Ranger SUV. S/N U15GLT16945. Bronze & white/ white fiberglass/saddle vinyl & cloth. Odo: 95,367 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original, unrestored car. Lots of stock touches like full wheelcovers, original back seat, heater and period aftermarket AM/FM radio. Exterior paint was showing age; no sign of dents, touch-ups or other incidents. Some surface rust on lift-gate’s metal frame, but no struc- bounced to a couple of others before hitting the auction, and I bet another dealer bought it. Laugh about them, but these are collector’s vehicles today, and low-mile, totally original examples like this one are popular with novice collectors. Seller’s hoped-for $8k was unrealistic, but I think this should have made something closer to $6.5k. One of several Tulsa cars I would have liked to own. Well bought. Leake, Tulsa, OK, 06/13. #554-1987 AVANTI II convertible. S/N 000044. White/black cloth/white leather. Odo: 27,704 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint starting to show its age, faded in several areas. Interior showing cracking and other wear in the leather seats. Rubber seals in good shape. Newer cloth convertible top. Engine has been modified for higher performance. Very nice chrome wire wheels and tires. Aftermarket shifter installed within console looks out of place. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,740. Lots of buzz on this Avanti. Several bidders wanted it and pushed the price to the middle of the $14k–$20k pre-sale estimate range. Great sale for the seller. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Novi, MI, 04/13. © 154 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers K.I.T.T.’s lesser-known cousin S.H.I.T.T. — Kurt Ewald, Charlevoix, MI RUNNER-UP: It ain’t no thing but a Screaming Chicken Wing. — Erik Olson, Dublin, CA After “Knight Rider” and be- fore “Baywatch,” the Hoff was set to star in a remake of “The Saint.” — George Stubos, via email Although the pinstripe artist came well recommended, he seemed to have an occasional bout of short-term memory loss. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT It is not the concealed headlamps, cab-forward design, mid-engine placement or speedsensitive wing that sets it apart, but this roadster has an industryfirst retractable hard top that stows under the hood! — Sam Mak, via email DeLorean redux? — Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT Okay, editors and TV person- alities, what is this worth on the gray market? — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Boeing can only hope that their new model is less trouble than the Dreamliner. —Joe Amft, Evanston, IL The shocking story of K.I.T.T.’s life after “Knight Rider,” up next on “Where Are They Now?” — Graham Bouton, Baltimore, MD Sadly, a once-proud Screaming Chicken that aspired to greatness was promised to be surgically altered in the image of Prancing Horse or Charging Bull, but it got butchered to become a Fright Pig. — Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA Whenever Mr. Reynolds traveled incognito, he preferred the more low-key Firebird. — Comments With Your Renewals The best most informative en- thusiasts’ classic-car mag. Should be careful about obsessing on the extremely valuable and exotic cars. Most readers probably own MGs, Austin Healeys and Triumph-type cars. The Series 3 Jaguar E-type must be the best value of all. — Malcolm Rushworth, Spring, TX More Corvette coverage, please. — Andre Spanjol, Litchfield, OH Andre, take a look at our sister publication, American Car Collector. Every issue is full of Corvettes. — KM Include expiration date on 158 label. How tough can that be? — Michael Fatur, Granada Hills, CA Michael, it is on the label. On the first address line, right after CUST#, you’ll see EXP: MONTH/YEAR. I know it can be hard to see; let me know if your label doesn’t have it. — KM Ditch the motorcycles! It’s Sports CAR Market, NOT Sports Motorcycle Market! — Robert Kenton, Reno, NV Robert, motorcycles elicit a lot of passion. We’re working on a separate motorcycle publication. Watch this space for more info. — KM This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: August 25, 2013 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sports- carmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you’ll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Isn’t that K.I.T.T.’s brother from a different mother? — Billy Hufnagel, Placentia, CA Still seething from the hu- miliating failure of “Back to the Future Part III,” Robert Zemeckis at last finds a prop car that fits into the $1,200 budget for “BTTF Reader since 2005. Please make your reviewers aware of the actual profit or losses some sellers make when they sell their cars. Too often, your reviewers do not take into account costs such as seller’s fees, auction costs, etc. — Terence Dittman, Quebec, Canada Terence, I appreciate your con- cern here. From our point of view, there is no way to know precisely what all of the ancillary costs are, so as a policy we simply present the final price with commission (or high bid if the car is a no-sale). — KM Based on your description, the Platinum upgrade seems priced 4: The Worst of Times.” — John Ellis, Renton, WA Tojan? I thought you said toe jam, ’cause that’s what I found under that rear wing! — Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville, FL Kurt Ewald wins a decal-free Sports Car Market hat for cutting to the chase in the most vivid way possible. © on the high side. — Jesse Brownback, Granby, MA Jesse, I’ll make you a deal. Sign up, and if after 90 days you haven’t found value, email me directly, keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com, and I’ll issue you a complete refund. Our users report back it is the most comprehensive database for collector cars in the world, including serial numbers and every description that has ever appeared in SCM — for the past 25 years. — KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1937 MG VA tourer 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 roadster Meticulous restoration to a high standard with correct detailing inside and out. Full weather equipment. Recent service. Great fun for weekend jaunts. $69,500. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1957 Morgan Plus Four S/N 1E11911. Black/black. 55 miles. 4-spd manual. A crowning achievement, this E-type is a show-level champion and subject of a no-expense-spared restoration. One of the finest XKE examples available in the world today. An amazing opportunity for the discerning collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible A beautifully restored, numbers-matching Roadster. Rare factory original colors of black with black leather. A superb driving car that’s been perfectly maintained. $85,000. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com One owner from new until 1990. Superbly restored with some mild mods for supreme performance and reliability. Triumph powered with twin Webers, oil cooler, 60-spoke Daytons. $49,500. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1961 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe A beautifully and properly restored numbersmatching car. Very well documented, low original mileage. Owned for many years by a Healey aficionado. Fully sorted for real driving. $69,500. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1967 Jaguar 340 sedan 1970 Porsche 914-6 S/N BCX03362. V8, A very well cared for, RROC Member-owned example in great factory colors. Absolutely turn key and ready for RROC events, touring, or a superb addition to any collection. A properly cared-for Corniche with no needs and a joy to drive. $39,500 OBO. Contact Andrew, Luxury Brokers International, 215.459.1606, Email: Sales@lbilimited.com Web: www.lbilimited.com (PA) German 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible finest examples of a late, numbers-matching TR6 anywhere. Original top and cover in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear. Original Michelin 185/15 Redlines included, mounted with the satin rings and center caps. New Yokohamas fitted. Original paint and no signs of touch-up. Flawless interior with engine and drivetrain operating asnew. Complete service history, books and manuals included. BMC Heritage certified. $37,500. Contact Kenneth, 516.581.0595, Email: queasyrider@ hotmail.com (NY) 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible Red/lotus. 53,000 miles. Excellent mechanical and aesthetic condition. If you are looking for a terrific M6, this may be the one. Located in Maryland. Email for additional details. $26,500. Email: wcox@ hartmancox.com (DC) 2008 BMW 535Xi Sport sedan lent condition. Includes service records, Clifford alarm system and original tool kit. A wonderful edition for the Porsche enthusiast. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/54 (CA) 1987 BMW M6 coupe S/N WBANV93588CZ60936. Black/beige nasca leather. 94,800 miles. I6, 5-spd automatic. Original one-owner miles. Steptronic, twin-turbo 3.0L inline six, $19K in factory options. Very clean, physician owned, dealer maintained, winter rims and tires available. $19,950. Contact Brian, www.buxtonmotorsports.com, 812-760-5513, Email: BrianBuxton@ BuxtonMotorsports.com Web: www.buxtonmotorsports.com/6.php (IN) Italian 1957 Abarth 750GT Corsa S/N 9140432257. Excellent condition, owned since 1989, good panel fit, toolkit, jack, radio, cover, driver’s manual, recent service, new tires, polished Fuchs; good, solid car. $44,000. Contact Bill, 970.216.7095, Email: stixinc@qwestoffice.net (CO) S/N S838630DN. Imperial Maroon/Biscuit. 0 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular Imperial Maroon/ biscuit color combo with a no-expense spared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this 3.8 DHC is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in three consecutive 2011 shows! Excellent opportunity for the serious collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/252 (CA) 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 coupe 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 2-dr hard top convertible S/N 1J80048DN. Jaguar Dark Blue/gray. 70 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This striking 340 Mark II sedan is a one-owner, California black-plate car with a beautiful color combo of Jaguar Dark Blue and gray. Documented restoration to a high show/driver level by Classic Showcase, and features 4-speed overdrive. Own the best. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/38 (CA) 1976 Triumph TR6 convertible S/N 10704412035288. Blue/blue. 29,854 miles. V8, 4-Spd Automatic. Very well cared for, no rust, alloriginal with low miles. Additional pictures available. $27,000 OBO. Contact Errico, 920.863.1345, Email: lisac@belgioioso.com (WI) 1980 Porsche 911SC coupe S/N 889942. British Racing Green/black. 22,300 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular and hard to find XKE S-I coupe with totally original floors, perfect gaps and great color. Mechanically perfect over spectacular original interior and gorgeous repaint. Magnificent in every way. $110,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 160 S/N CF56164U. Inca Yellow/Black. 20,016 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Original, preservation class concours winner with certified 20k mi. One of the S/N 91A0141843. Metallic Light Blue/black. 126,214 miles. 5-spd manual. Beautiful one-owner, California, rust-free 911SC. Meticulously cared for and maintained. Body fit, glass and paint in excel- 7,600 miles from new. Outstanding condition throughout with spotless, unmarked, original interior. Runs and drives as-new. Comes with window sticker, Owner card, manual and tools with bag. $110,000. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) Sports Car Market S/N AM116442. One of Maserati’s most effective and practical GT cars. Wonderful interior. 22,478 kms. Four-cam V8 provides effortless performance. $69,500. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1972 DeTomaso Pantera L coupe S/N 341309. Red/grey. I4, 4-spd manual. Ultra-rare, Holy Grail of Double Bubbles: ‘57 Corsa with rebuilt original engine, near-finished restoration of California car. One of handful MM eligible. Contact Jerry, 330.759.5224, Email: jbenzr@aol.com 1969 Maserati Indy coupe

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SCM Showcase Gallery SCM Showcase Gallery 1981 Fiat X1/9 Targa Nürburgring/Nero leather. 3,400 miles. V12, Sequential. Silver over black leather, with gray Daytona inserts and stitching. F1 6-spd trans. Original miles, heavily optioned, perfect, lowest miles advertised in U.S. $128,000 OBO. Contact Brian, www.buxtonmotorsports.com, 812.760.5513, Email: BrianBuxton@BuxtonMotorsports.com Web: www. buxtonmotorsports.com/17.php (IN) I4, 5-spd manual. Bosch fuel-injection/electrics, Cromadoras. No rust, extra parts. 20 year ownership by professional mechanic. Excellent, original condition. Email or phone for additional images. $6,000. Contact Alan, Metric Motors Limited, 360.794.9121, Email: alangg@wildblue.net (WA) 2001 Ferrari 360 F1 Spider S/N ZFFYT53A710123633. Argento Silver/Navy Blue. 8,300 miles. V8, Excellent condition. Red calipers, six-disc changer, Daytona power seats, rear challenge grid, shields, leather rear shelf, 360 radar. Window sticker and all books, tools, keys and service records. $98,500. Contact Jeff, 732.522.9700, Email: jeff13cruz@gmail.com (NJ) 2003 Ferrari 575 F1 Maranello coupe S/N ZFFBV55A630130640. Argento S/N 5Y87Z122318. Wimbledon White/Black vinyl. 18,190 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Original miles, one family owned since new. Lot of photos, you won’t find another like it, all-original. $17,500 OBO. Contact Brian, Www.buxtonmotorsports.com, 812.760.5513, Email: BrianBuxton@BuxtonMotorsports.com Web: www.BuxtonMotorsports.com (IN) © Maybe the most original ‘50 Ford woodie on the planet. Repainted once, otherwise all-original. Original wood, radio, owner’s manual, etc. Runs and drives flawlessly. $65,000. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1965 Ford Thunderbird Landau coupe American 1950 Ford woodie 162 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dan Kruse Classics is a familyAuctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Mecum Auction Company. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Russo and Steele Collector Auto- Lucky Collector Car Auctions. 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car 164 mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two recordbreaking auctions per year; Monterey, CA, every August and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Paul Russell and Company. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Classic Car Transport 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Kastner & Partners Garage. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any September 2013 Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www. LAPrepTransport.com Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or 165

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information, contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www.chubbcollectorcar.com. English J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, 166 Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. German a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) LeMay Family Collection FoundaClassic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Italian Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Museums 940.668-8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) Griot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • ww.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General LeMay—America’s Car Museum Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving 168 spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Fantasy Junction. 510.653-7555. For 30 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email sales@fantasyjunction.com, www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) Alan Taylor Company Inc. 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Sports and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and performance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.steelwings.com (NJ) The Guild of Automotive RestorRPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) © September 2013 169

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Gas Pump Sells, Lewinsky’s Clothes Don’t Antique gas pump that is missing the glass globe brings a good price, while clothes that are missing Lewinsky fail to proceed to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Preserving our faith in mankind, they failed to sell when the 13 bids totaled $12,600, far short of expectations. The items had been given to her former high school teacher/lover and somehow ended up with his ex-wife. And no, the famed blue dress was not included. Thought Carl’s Nate Sanders Auctions recently offered 32 lots of clothing and other personal items that once belonged EBAY #1908022953567— 1937 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INAUGURAL LICENSE PLATE #667. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $701.01 Date Sold: 3/6/2013. The first special U.S. license plate was issued for the first inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. An estimated 1,000 pairs of inaugural plates were thought to have been produced, with 91 known to still exist. They were only valid for the last couple of weeks in January. Condition was not the best on this one, but they are obviously rare as heck, thus the aggressive price. as Number 831. They are now thought of as hood ornaments, but they were first issued as paperweights. This one was in excellent condition, and the milky glass was not chipped or damaged. An attractive piece that seemed a bit pricey. ceptional tin toy was 14 inches in length, was in marvelous condition and appeared to have had little — if any — play time. The trim was bright and complete, and the lithographed interior was excellent. The box had a few minor repairs, but the graphics were bold and colorful. A delightful toy. ber of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $348. Date Sold: 4/11/2013. The seller was rather sketchy with his description of this often-reproduced radiator badge. He maintained it was original, but he did not provide pictures of the back or give the dimensions. If it proves to be the real deal, it was a bargain, but you pay your money and you take your chances. EBAY 1940S #380628186146— HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE EMBOSSED SIGN. Number of Bids: 51. SOLD AT: $4,051. Date Sold: 5/5/2013. This authorized Harley-Davidson Dealer sign from Fort Worth, TX, was in exceptional condition, with only a minor ding on one corner. It appeared to be painted tin and the Harley logo was embossed. Original Harley signs bring the money, and this was certainly no exception. EBAY #121093787104—16 MM TUCKER INTRODUCTION FILM FOR CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $2,650. Date Sold: 4/18/2013. This six-minute black-and-white film was produced June 19, 1947, at the Tucker factory in Chicago as 7,000 people witnessed the first public introduction of the Tucker automobile. It was presented at the Chicago World’s Fair to promote the famed — but ill-fated — car. With Tucker cars now selling for well over a million dollars, what’s a few thousand for the unique promotional film? RENE EBAY #281093205301—SILALIQUE GLASS HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $3,550. Date Sold: 4/24/2013. These were first produced by Rene Lalique in 1920 and appeared in the Lalique catalog EBAY #390590432675—1958 BUICK ATC JAPANESE TIN TOY WITH THE BOX. Number of Bids: 37. SOLD AT: $4,061. Date Sold: 5/11/2013. This ex- EBAY #140949807498— BUGATTI CAR BADGE. Num- SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 170 EBAY #221234255424—UN- RESTORED WAYNE MODEL 42 ROMAN COLUMN GAS PUMP. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $14,177. Date Sold: 6/6/2013. This impressive pump was in excellent, unrestored condition but was missing the globe, which is being reproduced. These are very sought after, are magnificent when properly restored and command well into the mid $20k range, so price paid was not unreasonable. They also weigh a lot, so moving them is an issue. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market