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Auctions America: Auburn, IN May 5–7, 2016

Bonhams: Newport Pagnell, U.K. May 21, 2016

Silverstone: Aarhus, DNK May 28, 2016

VanDerBrink: Hoven, SD May 28, 2016

Bonhams: Greenwich, CT June 5, 2016

The Finest: Hershey, PA June 11, 2016

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends September 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 9 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 90 1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino $641,614 / RM Sotheby’s Good 206 GTs are rare as unicorns ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 92 by Steve Ahlgrim 88 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 194 Vehicles Rated at Six Sales 108 112 126 140 2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupe $654,859 / Bonhams Brute-force monster brings an elegant price GERMAN by Pierre Hedary 96 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 $577,500 / The Finest A drive shows the true value of this undervalued car AMERICAN by Dale Novak 98 158 174 186 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2 $162,136 / Bonhams Cossies are on a fast rise RACE by Thor Thorson 100 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 $231,000 / Mecum Auctions A real-deal Z06 with the right documents NEXT GEN by Philip Richter 102 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales and best buys, plus cars you should buy, sell or hold — Chad Tyson, Jim Pickering BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K.: 26 cars sell at Aston Martin Works for $10.8m — Paul Hardiman AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN: 287 cars sell for just over $7m total — Kevin Coakley BONHAMS Greenwich, CT: $5.4m generated from 81 cars sold — Larry Trepel, Mark Moskowitz THE FINEST Hershey, PA: $3.5m for the first effort from The Finest — Mark Moskowitz, Jeff Trepel SILVERSTONE Aarhus, DNK: Silverstone’s first international sale brings $2.3m from 47 cars— Paul Hardiman VANDERBRINK Hoven, SD: A lifetime’s collection nets $272k in Hoven — B. Mitchell Carlson acebook and look for updates and offers! 1977 Chevron B36 $192,484 / RM Sotheby’s A great track weapon at a great price 22 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary $352,378 / Silverstone It’s not a driver — it’s a style icon Cover photo: 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary; courtesy of Silverstone Auctions Sports Car Market

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80 2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance: It’s only four years old, but Pinehurst seems all grown up — Bill Rothermel 82 Fiat 124 Spider Debut: A wonderful new car, but don’t call it a Fiata — Mark Wigginton DEPARTMENTS 32 Auction Calendar 32 Crossing the Block 40 Concours and Events: SCM writers publish new books, ACD Festival, Chantilly Concours, Oregon Festival of Cars 60 Affordable Classic 46 Art on Wheels: ACD Museum Tour, Simeone Museum documents, Porsche Factory Tour 48 Contributors: Get to know our invaluable staffers COLUMNS 26 Shifting Gears Challenge and adventure await during this year’s Monterey Car Week Keith Martin 60 Affordable Classic Hot or not? We play at online dating with six recently sold small cars Jeff Zurschmeide 66 Collecting Thoughts Driving SCM’s 1967 Alfa Romeo fleet — a GTV, Giulia Super and Duetto — 1,000 miles sparks musings about the future of cars and driving Miles Collier 68 Legal Files The softening market has some collectors downsizing — but how can they avoid a huge tax bite? John Draneas 72 Unconventional Wisdom Looking for clues on the collector car market? Look to the fine-art market Donald Osborne 74 Restoration Revelations Getting a 1937 Packard back on the road — and ready for modern, sustained highway speeds David Cooper 94 The Cumberford Perspective The 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 has a lot going for it — except for some glaring visual flaws Robert Cumberford 218 eWatch 1980 Year of the Monkey stamps selling for big bucks, but an E-type is more value for money Carl Bomstead FEATURES 78 Bimmer Centennial: The LeMay Museum celebrates 100 years of BMW — Carl Bomstead 24 78 2006 BMW Z4M racer, part of a yearlong tribute to BMW at the LeMay—America’s Car Museum Sports Car Market 52 You Write, We Read: What happens after the auction sale, small-block Porsche mystery, racing’s decline in popularity 54 Display Advertisers Index 56 Time Pieces: What does “Where America is Made” mean — and does it matter? 56 Neat Stuff: Painting Ferrari history, and keeping your tires round all year round 58 In Miniature: 1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Geneva Auto Show 58 Speaking Volumes: Airstream: America’s World Traveler 136 Fresh Meat: 2015 BMW 640i xDrive coupe, 2015 Dodge Viper GTS coupe, 2015 Porsche Boxster S convertible 148 On the Radar: 25-year-old cars that are now legal to import into the U.S. 168 Rising Sun: 1971 Datsun 1600 SSS, 1990 Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo, 1991 Nissan Figaro convertible 182 Our Portland Hipster: 1977 Saab 99 LE, 1962 Mercury Monterey 194 Glovebox Notes: 2016 Subaru WRX STI, 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 202 Mystery Photo: “Back to the Future” is back with a hovercar 202 Comments with Your Renewals: “Eighteen years of monthly enjoyment!” 204 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 210 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Jack Tockston

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Why We Do the Things We Do What compels us to journey into difficult, complicated situations, such as an auction on the Monterey Peninsula? when simply buying a new car would be a lot less hassle? I guess that those of us attracted to adventure and challenge are always looking for an escape from the ordinary. We relish the path less traveled — whether it is Jerry Seinfeld leading the Beater Speedster Pack or Ken Gross assembling the definitive group of Ford GT40s for Pebble Beach. We market-watchers relish the thoughtful — and slightly obtuse — challenge of predicting values. We wonder if Ferrari SWBs have peaked and whether Volvo P1800s are about to zoom. This year’s Monterey promises to be full of surprises. Will the value rise in late-model Ferraris with manual transmissions continue? We’ll learn just how much of a premium three-pedal fanatics are willing to pay for gearboxes that are clearly inferior to the modern paddle-shift models. Will the mass-produced Ferrari 308s and 328s continue to rise and start selling for double their original sticker prices? Will sanity prevail? Monterey is probably going to feel a lot like this for 2016 A ccording to Jerry Tilley, captain of the Aleutian Ballad, a crab boat featured in TV’s “The Deadliest Catch,” the scene in which a 60-foot rogue wave catches his 107-foot boat broadsides and flips it onto its beam end is one of the most- watched excerpts of the hit show on YouTube, with more than 1.45 million views. Yes, the captain and crew do it for the money — a $1 million payday is not unusual for a good haul — but they also head out into the Bering Sea because they love the challenges. These adventurers were leaving the safety of port long before they became famous on The Discovery Channel, and they will continue long after the public’s fascination with them has run its course. I’m on a seven-day cruise with my 9-year-old son Bradley. We’re on the Inside Passage to Alaska, starting and finishing in Seattle, with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. I enjoy cruises — but not for the endless consumption of bowtie pasta or chocolate desserts — or the interminable entertainment from lounge singers who are well past the peak of their careers. I like to sit at a window and watch the ship cut through the water at a relentless 18-knot pace. Unless they are in port, these ships are on the move 24 hours a day. I can enjoy a glass of good red wine while the scenery passes by — without once having to worry about shifting gears, hitting the apex of a turn, or whether the Ruby Princess would carve through the turns better if I replaced its suspension bushings with upgraded polyurethane ones. In short, I am simply enjoying being a spectator. And, unlike traveling by jet, I can get up and walk around, go to the exercise room or watch Bradley play endlessly in one of the many hot tubs and pools. Of course, I’ve also been thinking about our car-collecting world. Challenges and Monterey Car Week With Monterey Car Week coming up, I’ve been musing about why we collectors do the things we do. Why do fly-fishing fanatics clamber down steep banks to catch that elusive rainbow trout — only to set it free? Recently, why did five of us drive three 50-year-old Alfa Romeos a total of 3,300 miles over the backroads of Oregon and Washington? We could have gotten to our destinations faster and in much more comfort in modern cars. What compels us to journey into difficult, complicated situations 26 Hundreds of bidders, millions of dollars Last year, 860 bidders became new owners during Monterey Car Week, and they spent nearly $400m to realize their fantasies. Some finally achieved the fantasy car they had always hankered for. Some snapped up bargains. Others decided that the time was right for an air-cooled 911. Others decided it was time to have a Countach in their man cave — positioned just under the poster of Farrah Fawcett bought while still in high school. Will Brexit and the collapse of the English pound mean that English buyers will disappear from the high-end collecting arena? Will any U.K.-owned high-end Bentleys and Rolls be for sale in Monterey, or will their owners simply pack them away and wait for more favorable exchange rates? Will the uncertainties attached to the upcoming U.S. presidential election cause collectors to sit out until after November — or will they decide that the current unknowns created lower prices that lead to buying opportunities? Questions and thrill rides More than any other Monterey in my memory, this one is full of question marks. However, I can state this with certainty: When the 2016 Monterey Car Week is over, nearly 1,000 collectors, fantasizers and riverboat gamblers will have said goodbye to at least one car and hello to at least one other. Unlike vacation ships, old-car enthusiasts are never on cruise con- trol. They never move predictably from one port to the next. Collectors are always looking to fulfill a long-held passion (how often have you heard, “I’ve always wanted one of those”?) and to find an unfair advantage. “He had a great car in the wrong venue; there were no bidders in the room, so I stole the car.” Sound familiar? I predict Monterey this year will be a roller coaster. The first-ever- built, Carroll Shelby-owned Cobra that RM Sotheby’s is offering may well be the first eight-figure Shelby roadster. My only advice is to arrive early and stay late at all the auctions. With more than 1,200 cars offered, something is bound to fall through the cracks — and you want to be there with your bidder’s paddle when it happens. I’ve been watching and participating in Monterey Car Week for more than 20 years, and I look forward to this year more than any other — for what it will tell us about where the hot buttons are for collectors today. I’m sure we will all be surprised when this year’s voyage is over. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1934 Duesenberg Model J berline “The Queen of Diamonds” at Auctions America in Auburn, IN Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com. AUGUST 4–6—MAG AUCTIONS Reno, NV 6—VANDERBRINK Wells, MN 6—COYS Juchen, DEU 13—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 13—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Jeffersonville, IN 13—SILVER Shelton, WA 13—VANDERBRINK Hudson, WI 18–20—MECUM Monterey, CA 18–22—RICK COLE Monterey, CA 19—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 18—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 18–20—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 19–20—RM SOTHEBY’S Monterey, CA 20–21—GOODING & CO. Pebble Beach, CA 27–28—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 32 27—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 29—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS SEPTEMBER 1–4—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 2–3—SILVERSTONE Woodstock, U.K. 3—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 3—BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA 3—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 3–4—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 7—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 8–10—MECUM Louisville, KY 9—J. WOOD Greenwood, MO 9–11—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 9–10—LEAKE Detroit, MI 9–10—SILVER Minneapolis, 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. 10—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 10—MOTOSTALGIA Watkins Glen, NY 10—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Austin, TX 16–17—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 17—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 17—VANDERBRINK Smithville, MO 17—THE FINEST Aspen, CO 19—BONHAMS London, U.K. 19—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 21—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 21–25—SILVER Reno, NV 22—TOM MACK Concord, NC 24—CCA Leamington, U.K. OCTOBER 1—VANDERBRINK Blue Eye, MO 2–3—MORPHY Denver, PA 3—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 6–7—RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA 6–8—VICARI Biloxi, MS 6–8—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 7—BONHAMS Brussels, BEL 8—COYS Ascot, U.K. 8—SILVER Portland, OR 11—H&H Duxford, U.K. 13–15—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 14—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 14–15—BRANSON Branson, MO 22—THEODORE BRUCE Melbourne, AUS 22—VANDERBRINK Washington, GA 22—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 29—COYS London, U.K. Auctions America — Auburn Fall 2016 Where: Auburn, IN When: August 31, September 1–4 Featured cars: • 1929 Auburn 8-90 cabriolet • Star Car: 1934 Duesenberg Model J berline “The Queen of Diamonds” More: www.auctionsamerica.com Silverstone — Salon Privé Where: Woodstock, U.K. When: September 2–3 More: www.silverstoneauctions.com Bonhams — The Beaulieu Sale Where: Beaulieu, U.K. When: September 3 Featured cars: • 1936 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman • 1923 Rolls-Royce 20-hp More: www.bonhams.com Bonhams — The Chantilly Sale Where: Chantilly, FRA When: September 3 Featured cars: • 1938 Horch 853 Special roadster • 1973 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe • 1939 Lincoln Zephyr V12 coupe More: www.bonhams.com Worldwide Auctioneers — The Auburn Auction Where: Auburn, IN When: September 3 More: www.worldwide-auctioneers.com Silver — Sun Valley 2016 Where: Sun Valley, ID When: September 3–4 More: www.silverauctions.com RM Sotheby’s — London 2016 Where: London, U.K. When: September 7 Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted When: September 17 Featured cars: • 1966 Shelby GT350, with 289-ci V8, 4-speed • 1927 Ford Model T touring More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com The Finest Where: Aspen, CO When: September 17 More: www.thefinest.com Star Car: 1990 Ferrari F40 at RM Sotheby’s in London, U.K. Featured cars: • 1986 Audi Sport Quattro • 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I • 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS • Star Car: 1990 Ferrari F40 More: www.rmsothebys.com Mecum — Louisville 2016 Where: Louisville, KY When: September 8–10 Featured cars: • 1967 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 • 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Big-Brake Fuelie • Star Car: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 More: www.mecum.com J. Wood & Co. — The Mike Harper Collection Where: Greenwood, MO When: September 9 More: www.jwoodandcompany.com Leake — Detroit 2016 Where: Detroit, MI When: September 9–10 Featured cars: • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe • 1965 Chevrolet Nova Pro Street • 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner retractable hard top • 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire • 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra, 429 CJ V8, 140-mph speedometer • Star Car: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 convertible with 4-speed More: www.leakecar.com Electric Garage — The Fall Finale Where: Red Deer, AB, CAN When: September 9–11 More: www.theelectricgarage.com Bonhams — Goodwood Revival Where: Chichester, U.K. When: September 10 Featured cars: • 1936 Aston Martin Speed Model “Red Dragon” • 1960 Daimler SP250 AHC retractable hard top • 1962 Lotus Elite Series II Super 95 coupe More: www.bonhams.com Motostalgia — Watkins Glen USVGP Auction Where: Watkins Glen, NY When: September 10 More: www.motostalgia.com Dan Kruse Classics Where: Austin, TX When: September 10 More: www.dankruseclassics.com Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: September 17 Featured cars: • 1936 Rolls-Royce 20/25-hp • 1973 Triumph TR6 More: www.barons-auctions.com VanDerBrink — The Ken Brownlee Collection Where: Smithville, MO Bonhams — The Robert White Collection Where: London, U.K. When: September 19 Featured cars: • 1930 Bentley 4½ Litre Le Mans-style tourer • 1959 AC Ace Bristol roadster More: www.bonhams.com Shannons — Melbourne Spring Classic Where: Melbourne, AUS When: September 19 More: www.shannons.com.au/auctions Brightwells Where: Leominster, U.K. When: September 21 More: www.brightwells.com Silver — Street Vibrations 2016 Where: Reno, NV When: September 21 Featured cars: • 1973 Chevrolet Camaro • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 • 1968 Chevrolet Impala More: www.silverauctions.com Tom Mack Classics Where: Concord, NC When: September 22 Featured cars: • 1938 Buick Special sedan • 1959 MGA roadster • 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16 More: www.tommackclassics.com/auctions CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: September 24 More: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk ♦ Star Car: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 at Mecum in Louisville, KY 34 Star Car: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at Leake in Detroit, MI Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com SCM Writers Publish New Car Books Prolific SCM writer Jeff Zur- schmeide is the author — along with Eddie Nakato — of BMW 3-Series (E36): How to Build and Modify 1992–1999 from CarTech. Visit www.cartechbooks.com. Rob Siegel’s new book, The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems, is now on the market. From Bentley Publishers, the book explores electrical systems on Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, VW and other European marques. Visit www. bentleypublishers.com. SEPTEMBER CALENDAR 3–7 Lime Rock Historic Festival, Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT; www.limerockhistorics.com 3 Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance, Surrey, British Columbia; www.crescentbeachconcours.com 9–11 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, Malvern, PA; www.radnorconcours.com 9–11 Vail Automotive Classic, Vail, CO; www. vailautomotiveclassic.com 12–17 28th Annual Colorado Grand, Vail, CO; www.co1000.com 20 22nd Annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; www.pvconcours.org 17–18 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Kemble, Ontario, CAN; www.cobblebeachconcours.com Elegance and Speed in France The Third Annual Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille is an elegant Sunday on a French country estate. Opening at 9 a.m. on September 4, the concours will feature 10 different classes, including Bugatti: The Grand Prix Cars, Front Engine Formula One Cars, The Steam Cars, Pre- and Post-War Zagato and the V12 and V16 American Cars. Publisher Martin returns as a judge. For more information, visit peterauto.peter.fr. (FR) Go Topless in Oregon The Oregon Festival of Cars is going topless at the Broken Top Club in Bend, OR, from September 23 to 25. This casual, fun event will celebrate its 21st anniversary with convertibles. Don’t expect to see topless humans, but there will be plenty of eye candy in the form of supercars. This is a must-do event, and it takes place in the most scenic — and sun-drenched — part of Oregon. www.oregonfestivalofcars.com (OR) A Full Week of Full Classics The Auburn Cord Due- senberg Festival gets rolling on August 28 and runs through September 5, with events ranging from a swapmeet, the Parade of Classics, mini beer tents, car shows and a historic tour. There is something for everyone at this automotive event for the entire family. For a full list of events, visit acdfestival.org. (IN) 17–18 10th Annual Dayton Concours d’Elegance, Dayton, OH; www.daytonconcours.com 24 Ironstone Concours d’Elegance, Murphys, CA; www.ironstonefoundation. org Wood-Bodied Cars and Boats by the Bay The 10th Annual St. Mi- chaels Concours d’Elegance brings Pre-War Grand Classics with European and American coachbuilt cars, and 1946–66 sports cars to the Fog Cove Landing Waterfront at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, on September 25. This year’s event also features Classic Wooden Speed Boats. General admission is $40. www. smcde.org (MD) Errata The correct admission price for the 2016 Automobilia Monterey, which runs August 16–17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside, CA, is $15 per day or $20 for a two-day pass. The incorrect price was printed on p. 118 of SCM’s 2016 Insider’s Guide to Monterey. 40 Sports Car Market Casey Maxon/HVA – FIVA

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Art on Wheels Museum Openings and Exhibits Send announcements to insideline@sportscarmarket.com The Porsche Factory in Stuttgart, Germany See How the Magic is Made No trip to Germany is complete without a visit to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart — and no visit to the Porsche Museum is complete with- out a tour of the Porsche Factory, which is right next door. Factory tours must be arranged ahead of time — this is Germany — and an email sent to factorytours@porsche.de is the way to get the wheels rolling. The museum itself is a sleek, stunning celebration of Porsche, and more than 80 cars are on display — along with other examples of Porsche technical prowess. www.porsche.com/museum/en Auburn Cord Duesenberg Tour Tour the Auburn Cord Due- senberg Museum in a small group —with an expert who will share little-known details of some cars in the collection. The “If These Cars Could Talk” tour is offered from September 1 to 5 — which is during the big Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, IN. The September 1 tour starts at 10 a.m. The September 2 and 5 tours start at 4 p.m., and the September 3 and 4 tours start at noon. The cost is $20 per person or $40 for each family. Visit www.acdfestival.org (IN) 46 125 Years of Automotive Documents and Photos The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is now a valuable source of historical documents and photos for restoration and determining a car’s provenance. The Philadelphia-based museum’s library has documents — especially factory-produced literature — from the past century. But you may not have to travel to Philadelphia to find that key document or photo. Visit www.carfactoryphotos.org, fill out a request form — and see museum what staffers can find in the treasure trove! For more information on the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, visit www.simeonemuseum.org. (PA) Sports Car Market ©Porsche AG

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Data Specialist Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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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 What happens after the sale? To the Editor: SCM documents the “moment of sale” of cars and automotive objects worldwide, but from a narrow point of view — that of the auction at the moment of sale. Sure, it’s nice to see up-to- date trends in the automotive market, but an SCM subscriber/ buyer survey follow-up a year or two later would be of interest. I’d like to see an accurate “present value of money” index updated year to year with true inflation information that needs to include cost of insurance, tax and maintenance that offsets the apparent “gain” many transactions seem to enjoy. I’d like to know if some auc- tion houses vet their inventory better than others for reliability and authenticity. A client survey two years after sales would raise the bar of acceptable inventory, as auction sales are “as seen as sold.” I’d like to know if auction cars are purchased for investment or enjoyment, and when the rubber hits the road, what do the buyers realize in hindsight? Auctions are testosterone- and alcohol-driven events. Are clients happy the morning after — much less two years after? SCM reports weddings of cars and clients on the date of the event. Everyone seems happy. That’s not an investment report — it’s social event reporting. Can SCM report the true cost of ownership of auction automobiles that might help guide SCMers in making enlightened decisions? A well-thought-out auction- client survey would be a very interesting document to review. — Paul Kalenian, Santa Fe, NM Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Paul, thanks for your thoughtful — and thoughtprovoking — letter. First, the value of a car two years after an auction can be fairly accurately seen if that car — or a very similar one — sells at a later auction. That’s one reason why we list comparable sales in our car profiles. Second, while auctions are 52 I’d like to see an accurate ‘present value of money’ index updated year to year with true inflation information that needs to include cost of insurance, tax, and maintenance that offsets the apparent ‘gain’ many transactions seem to enjoy public events, the sales are private. This means the owner is under no obligation to open his/her books to SCM so we can review two years of expenses, etc…. Many owners — most owners — prefer to remain unnamed for lots of good reasons. I suspect we would get less than 10% of auction-client surveys back. Seriously, would you share your personal financial details with the wide world? So, I suspect what you’re looking for can often be found in SCM — but the evidence may arise in a year — or several years — after a particular sale. Small-block Porsche? To the Editor: I would like to comment on Prescott Kelly’s article about the $132,000 Porsche 928 GTS (June 2016, German Profile, p. 74). First, I’m surprised the introductory description provided by Bonhams was not corrected — the phrase, “… massive 500 foot-pounds of torque” is a glaring typo that should jump out at anyone with a passing knowledge of these cars (the 500 figure is actually the output in Newton-Meters, not “foot- pounds”). Second, I’ve never heard the Porsche V8 described as a “small block.” That term is generally reserved for makes which actually produced two different blocks, such as Chevrolet and Ford. Third, I would have appreciated more analysis of the bidding in the room. The hammer price seems outlandish even in Porsche terms, even allowing for the desirable spec and supposed impeccable condition of this particular car. Any second opinions? — Chris Visser, Falls Church, VA Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Chris, thanks for your note. It is entirely our fault that we didn’t catch the foot-pounds error. As for the use of “small block,” that was a skilled writer giving readers a bit of common ground to visualize the V8 engine under that Porsche’s hood. Finally, I refer you to Prescott Kelly’s last two sentences in the story: “For just 132 large, you have a collectible, rare and iconic (to some) Porsche. There was nothing astonishing about $132,000 for this fine example of a GTS. It made sense.” Ferrari 335 S details To the Editor: In regards to the piece on the recent sale of the Ferrari 335 S in the May issue (May 2016, Ferrari Profile, p. 60): In the interest of maintaining the historic record, there were six of these cars built, not four. The author is correct that one was scrapped. That was 0676, the car in which de Portago had his fatal accident during the 1957 Mille Miglia. The surviving examples are 0656, 0674, 0684, 0700 and 0764. The pricing does not surprise me. I have wondered for years how GTOs and pontoon-fender Testa Rossas could outpace the 315/335 series so badly in auction results. The GTOs and TRs have a passenger-car-based SOHC engine, whereas the 315/335 series has a four-cam V12 for racing. The 335 S engineering is superior, and its aesthetics are at least the equal, and in my opinion, superior, to the other two cars. It will be interesting to see how the market perceives the 315/335 series in the future. Thank you for documenting all the important sales around the world. — Michael T. Lynch, Mission Hills, KS Sports Car Market

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Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille .................... 76 Charles Prince Classic Cars........................................143 Chequered Flag International .....................................135 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................................ 47 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...........................139 Classic Car Collection ................................................216 Classic Investments ................................................44–45 Classic Showcase................................................104–105 CMC Classical Model Cars ........................................181 Coker Tire ...................................................................157 Collector Studio ..........................................................185 Cooper Technica, Inc. ...........................................16, 197 Copley Motorcars ...............................30–31, 36–37, 189 Cosdel .........................................................................169 D. L. George Coachworks ..........................................149 DC Automotive ...........................................................164 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................190 Don Mackey ...........................................................50–51 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 64 Driversource Houston LLC .....................................70-71 Eaton Peabody ............................................................134 Electric Garage Auctions ............................................133 European Collectibles.................................................179 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ......................................... 41 Exotic Classics ............................................................209 Fantasy Junction .........................................................129 Farland Classic Restoration ........................................147 Ferrari Financial Services ...........................................193 Flexborrow..................................................................165 Fourintune Garage Inc .................................................. 84 Gassman Automotive Products Ltd. ..........................200 Gooding & Company ..................................................2-3 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 95 GTO Engineering LTD ...........................................42–43 Gullwing Group ..........................................................200 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................185 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ..............................130 Hamann Classic Cars ................................................... 83 Heggen Law Office, P.C. ............................................203 Heritage Classics .......................................................... 81 Heroes Motorcycles ....................................................177 Heroes Motorcycles ....................................................199 High Mountain Classics ............................................. 116 Hilton Head Island Concours .....................................137 Hyman, LTD ...............................................................163 Images Auto Body ......................................................201 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 69 James G. Murphy Co. .................................................153 JC Taylor .....................................................................155 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................205 JPS Motorsports..........................................................209 Kevin Kay Restorations .............................................123 Kidston .......................................................................... 23 Kirk F White ...............................................................193 LBI Limited ................................................................187 Leake Auction Company ............................................131 Legendary Classic Center............................................. 75 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................183 Lory Lockwood ..........................................................141 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ...................................... 85 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 73 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 55 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................151 Mid-Century Motoring ...............................................160 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ......................................200 Motion-Consulting .....................................................203 Motorcar Gallery ........................................................183 Motostalgia ................................................................... 25 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................. 119 Park Place LTD ...........................................................145 Passport Transport ................................................14, 161 Paul Russell And Company ........................................175 Porsche 356 Registry ..................................................182 Porsche Club of America............................................121 PORsport.com ............................................................191 Premier Financial Services ........................................... 33 Premier Sports Cars ....................................................122 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................220 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...........................................167 Reliable Carriers .........................................................109 Rick Cole Auctions .................................................28–29 RM Sotheby’s .......................................4–5, 6–7, 8–9, 11 Robert Glover LTD.....................................................181 Ronald McDonald House ...........................................156 RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars ............203 Russo & Steele LLC ...............................................38–39 SCM Monterey Insiders Seminar ...............................217 Scottsdale Sport LLC .................................................203 Significant Cars ..........................................................195 Speed Digital ..............................................................127 Sports Car Store ..........................................................170 Steve Anderson Illustrations.......................................207 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................209 Stoddard NLA-LLC ..................................................... 53 Swissvax USA, LLC ..................................................165 Symbolic International ................................................. 27 T.D.C. Risk Management ........................................... 115 The Classic Voyager ...................................................200 The Creative Workshop ................................................ 61 The Finest Automobile Auctions............................18–19 The RSR Project .........................................................172 The Stable, Ltd. .......................................................... 117 The Werk Shop ...........................................................196 Tom Miller Sports Cars ..............................................201 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................120 Topflight Corvettes LLC ............................................ 113 TYCTA .......................................................................172 Unit 56 ........................................................................184 Vintage Car Law .........................................................154 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................178 Vintage Rallies ............................................................187 Watchworks ................................................................216 WeatherTech ...............................................................124 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................175 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................199 Wilmington Trust .......................................................... 57 Woodside Credit .........................................................219 Worldwide Group ......................................................... 35 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ..................................... 115 Allard Motor Works LLC ...........................................125 Arizona Concours D’ Elegance .................................... 10 Aston Martin Charlotte ...............................................159 Aston Martin of New England ..................................... 67 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance .....................................173 Auctions America ...................................................77, 79 Authentic Classics, LLC ............................................207 Auto Kennel ................................................................197 Automobilia Monterey ...............................................208 Automotive Restorations Inc......................................189 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................177 Autosport Groups .......................................................171 Barrett-Jackson ...............................................49, 63, 115 Bennett Law Office ....................................................122 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................179 Boca Raton Concours .................................................138 Bonhams / UK ............................................12–13, 15, 17 Branson Collector Car Auction .................................... 59 Brookside Import Specialties .....................................185 Canepa ........................................................................201 Car Art by David Snyder ............................................191 Carriage House Motor Cars ...................................20–21 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 65 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................150 Central Classic Cars Ad Index ................................144 54 You Write We Read Toly rants on racing’s decline To the Editor: In regards to Steve Schefbauer’s comments on the lack of car racing coverage in the New York Times (October 2015, “You Write / We Read,” p. 34). I know exactly why this is so: the proliferation of incomprehensible, bureaucratically over-regulated, overhyped, over-commercialized, hyper-expensive racing series of machines that bear little resemblance to real cars except for, where classes allow, lotsa Porsches and some Ferraris. And is there a series where a better-designed/built car isn’t penalized if it conclusively beats the rest of the field? Every series wants a pack of cars at the finish line to appeal to the great unwashed who, I wish, would go watch some stick-and-ball game. I remember my astonishment awhile ago, early in this disease, when the German Touring Car Championship — cars of course modified to a fare-thee-well just to make it expensive enough to impress the rubes — added weight to the winning car BETWEEN FREAKING HEATS on the same race day. Of course, there’s been a very long, gentle diminution of interest in “sports car racing” since the days when such cars caught the eyes of Americans with their foreign styling and rarity. Le Mans, or let’s just say all the major races in the world: Where are the — brace yourself — Miatas? The Scion/Subaru BRZ combo? The Mercedes AMG coupes? Mustangs and Camaros? Lamborghini Aventadors? Heck, throw in a few Maserati coupes. I have a nice new Z06 — even though I’m disgusted (as much as the importance of the whole deal might deserve in the Greater Scheme of Things) that the racing Corvettes don’t even have the same front suspension as the road cars! Jeepers! Vintage races with profes- sional drivers? Even co-driving with the car owner, that’s a repellent concept to me, kinda like the head honchos of the SCCA building a car for a series in the magazine, with, of course, commercial support out the wazoo (with a couple spare wazoos in the truck) and winning a national I’m among the many who do regularly drive our almost-perfect old cars, and I regard the resultant small dings as badges of honor championship with that (or those) cars. Unsportsmanlike/unethical; you pick it. NASCAR? It’s all been said already. Damn right it takes skill to drive 180-plus mph in a pack. It takes skill to be a bridge master or dry fly fisherman too; I don’t care to watch many of those things. You betcha I watch Daytona and Talladega for “the big one,” and I don’t miss the road course races and most ’specially Pocono, the wonderful and marvelous concept of a road-race oval. Boy, can you see who can drive at Pocono! Ah well... If I were a billionaire, I’d bring back those fine days of the mid-’80s, with various showroom stock series. (Don’t get me started on showroom stock today; I’ve discoursed just about long enough.) I’d rent road courses everywhere and have real stock-car races for cars of all types. I might allow a change of brake-pad materials. Remember when you had to build 50 identical cars to be a recognized sports racing car? Those days were close to perfect. What dippy meatheads changed everything, and for the luvva Pete, why? I’m betting egos. Aren’t they always the root of the problem? — Toly Arutunoff, via email One last Seinfeld Porsche thought — for now To the Editor: Kudos to SCM for an out- standing April issue. In addition to the usual great stuff, special plaudits to Publisher Martin on his well-reasoned market commentary, and to Donald Osborne for his excellent new “Unconventional Wisdom” column. It’s wonderful to see my favorite magazine continue to go from strength to strength. As I read (ever more) about the Seinfeld Porsche Speedster purchase (April 2016, “You Write / We Read,” p. 30), I’d also like to add my two cents’ worth. I wonder, if there weren’t a celebrity buyer, would the reaction be different? We’re used to seeing “ordinary” buyers pay foolish money for celebrity-owned cars (think Elvis’ Cadillac), but the phenomenon of foolish money paid by celebrities for “ordinary” cars is something new. If this money had been paid by Joe Blow, most reviews would have said “very well sold” (reviewer-speak for “Buyer, check your meds”). And I have to disagree with Jim Schrager’s apparent view that we cannot enjoy driving our old cars unless they are beaters (i.e., Seinfeld overpaid for a rust bucket so that he could have a Porsche in poor enough condition to actually drive). I’m among the many who do regularly drive our almostperfect old cars, and I regard the resultant small dings as badges of honor. Let’s be clear: I would never deride the passion, the provenance, or the patina that make us so desirous of these old beauties, but perhaps foolish money may just be a case of reddas ergo sum (I can pay, therefore I am). — Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg There is little watch manu- facturing taking place in the United States, but the Federal Trade Commission recently advised Shinola — a company based in Detroit, MI — that some of their labeling and advertising could be misleading. The feds gave Shinola recommendations to adjust their policies, wording and labeling. Shinola, a company es- tablished in 2011 by Tom Kartsotis, one of the founders of the Fossil Group, has enjoyed serious success, partly through excellent design work. The watch, the packaging and all of the supporting ephemera exude a rare combination of quality and intelligence. Possibly as important to the consumer, Shinola assembles the watches in the heart of Detroit, lodged in an old automotive facility that is shared with the Detroit College of Arts. The synergy of the space, Shinola’s Latest Series: “Canfield” 43 mm, which retails for $550 which perfectly mirrors Shinola’s key values, the energy of the student population, the assumed economies of operating in a city that has experienced every tragedy of urban decay, and an eager workforce committed to the rebirth of the Motor City, led to an undeniably excellent environment for Shinola to blossom. Slogans such as “Where America is Made” and “Built in Detroit” have inspired a wave of support from a broad range of demographics — from hipsters to politicians including former President Bill Clinton, who, at last report, had purchased 14 Shinola watches. The message from Shinola is clear: Products from Detroit and America are cooler to purchase, wear or give as a gift than things imported from China or other sources. The message, however, attracted the attention of the Federal Trade Commission which, in correspondence with Shinola’s legal Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Ferrari for Your Wall David Snyder is known for his ultra-realistic muscle car paintings. His new series focuses on Ferrari — specifically Chinetti Motors — including “Chinetti Manhattan,” featuring the legendary Ferrari importer’s dealership in a scene from 1964. Signed and numbered limited-edition prints are available at $100 each, while artist proofs are available at $130. Ten Gallery Edition Giclee prints on canvas are available as well. Cost is $1,100 each. www.davidsnydercarart.com 56 Round-Side Down The weather’s finally great, so you hop in your restored E-type for a longawaited blast in the countryside — and then you feel it: a rhythmic flop, flop, flop up through the seat and steering wheel. Your tires have flat-spotted from sitting. Griot’s Garage FlatFree Tire Ramps solve that problem before it can start. Built with a contoured base, they’ll keep the bottom side of your rubber round for those weeks when life — or the weather — pulls you away from your car. $239 at www.griotsgarage.com ♦ Sports Car Market What Does “Where America is Made” Mean? department, advised that some of the messaging was misleading. To avoid penalties and potential prosecution, Shinola must revise their communications. According to the Federal Trade Commission, to label a product “Made in America,” the product must have nearly 100% of the product’s parts made or sourced in the United States. To avoid punitive actions, Shinola is to drop the slogan “Where America is Made,” and to label the watches “Swiss and Imported Parts” just below the slogan “Built in Detroit,” which, according to the FTC, they may continue to use. Although Shinola will follow the Federal Trade Commission’s directions, founder Tom Kartsotis has been critical of the ultranarrow view of “American Made” and critiques of their catchphrases, which, accord- ing to him, are truthful, as the watches are built (assembled) in Detroit. In addition, he believes his firm has gone to great lengths to sup- port other American companies like Horween, one of the oldest tanneries in the nation, or Waterford, which produces hand-built steel frames for other products Shinola produces. Shinola builds bicycles and uses Horween leather in many products. Consumers are interested in the promise of quality when making purchasing decisions. In some cases, a level of patriotism with regard to the nationality of the object and its components — not to mention the jobs that are maintained or created in that country — also factors into the buying decision. However, in a world constantly shrinking due to globalization and specialization, are these factors as relevant as they once were? We welcome your viewpoint…

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Geneva Auto Show Although the Ferrari 250 P5 was designed and built almost 50 years ago, it still looks fresh today. Ferrari commissioned Pininfarina to design and build this as a study in aerodynamics. Built on a P4 chassis and running gear, the design was carried out by Leonardo Fioravanti. Contrary to popular belief, it was first shown painted white with a black-and-white interior; later it was painted silver and then in the ever-popular red. Some will also recognize the P5’s striking resemblance to an Alfa Romeo concept car designed again by Pininfarina and shown the next year. The fellows at Tecnomodel have been selecting and producing some very interesting subjects — old and new. As noted in my previous columns in SCM, all of their models nowadays are curbside (no opening panels) pieces, and are limited-run resin editions. Each comes mounted to an attractive display base with a plaque at the front and separate little serial number sticker at the rear. This 1:18-scale 250 P5 model is a relatively new release, and my sample here is eye catching. It is finished in high-gloss white over a crisply cast body, and there are expansive, perfectly clear windows exposing a very good level of detail. As mentioned, this model replicates the car as first built and shown, with a two-tone black-and-white interior and silver painted wheels. The only differences between all three ver- Model Details Production date: 2015–16 Quantity: 490 total of the three versions SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.tecnomodelcar.com sions of this model are the color schemes. The silver car has an all-black interior with silver wheels, and the red car has a two-tone, blackand-red interior with the wheels painted white. Overall stance is great, and the model seems to sit just right on the five-spoke star wheels with fat tires. Unfortunately, the tires have no sidewall or tread detail. I can live without the Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Airstream: America’s World Traveler by Patrick R. Foster, 192 pages, Motorbooks, $30.28, Amazon An automotive classic might simply be a high- quality, eye-catching design featuring innovative technology for the era. And if what you can hang on the rear bumper is part of “automotive,” then the Airstream trailer more than fits the bill as a classic. There is no more identifiable travel trailer in the world, with the lightweight engineering, quality materials and clean lines of earliest examples defining a brand that has changed with the times but hews closely to the original form. Nobody ever says, “I think that’s an Airstream.” Author Patrick Foster, well known for his previous books on American Motors and Jeep, tells the story of how Airstream came to be, with a special focus on Wally Byam, the man behind the aluminum time capsule. Without Byam, his love of camping, and his desire to solve the problem of getting his wife to join him in the outdoors despite her disdain for the bugs, dirt and hard ground, Airstream wouldn’t exist. And without his P.T. Barnum-style promotional zeal, Byam and his young travel-trailer company would have failed multiple times. Byam got into the travel-trailer business through the side door in the late 1920s, at a time when America was mad for the open road. He supposedly bought plans to build a teardrop trailer, modified them and decided he would build his own, starting his trailer business during the Depression, riding the new camping craze. The iconic aluminum Airstream came about when Byam bought the fail- ing Bowlus-Teller company. The strong, lightweight aluminum monocoque design came from the aircraft manufacturing experience of William Bowlus, who sadly lacked marketing and business skills, which allowed Byam to buy 58 treads since the tires are well covered, but other detail would be nice to have, especially since there is not much on the exterior. Aside from the tires, the slightly weak point other on the exterior are the side vents just aft of the doors. They are replicated with flat, photo-etched parts, and they could be a little better. The bank of headlamps up front looks great, as does the slatted rear with mesh screen behind the slats — and thin red taillights inserted close to the top. The spartan interior with its contrasting black and white matches the real car well — except for the incorrect steering wheel, which should have round holes in the spokes — not solid spokes. The best part of the entire model is the detailed engine compartment that houses a nicely replicated engine with separate wires and hoses — and the belted-in-place, rearmounted spare tire. Tecnomodel has done a very fine job of capturing this car, which, given its complex shape, is no easy task. This is somewhat of a limited-edition production run. I say “somewhat” due to the combination of three versions, one of which is pushing the “limited” nomenclature. The white version (shown) is very limited, with only 90 pieces being made. The other two choices are red (310 pieces) or silver (90 pieces). Prices for each are the same and extremely reasonable for models of this quality. Expect to pay from $230 to around $280 depending on the seller. the designs and tooling for pennies on the dollar. Byam promoted the hobby and his trailers by leading large caravans deep into Mexico and Central America, around Europe and the U.S. and even in Africa. And everywhere they went they created memories — and converts. Airstream, despite multiple owners, battering economic headwinds and changing consumer tastes, thrives today, in large part due to the vision of Wally Byam. Provenance: Patrick Foster has a strong background in history and automotive writing. Fit and finish: Nice printing and simple design throughout, with a large selection of historic photos. Not nearly enough interior shots for my taste (since these trailers change so little, so many exterior shots are a bit redundant). Drivability: The first part of the book, focused on the life of Wally Byam and his quest to create, refine and grow his Airstream business, is a great read. It showcases a driven entrepreneur who happened to be an accidental showman as well. What follows in the second half is a dry corporate history of new owners and constant economic struggles — without the Byam personality to pull you along. That said, Airstream is a nice history of a trailer still setting the standard for excellence today. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Which Small Car Would You Date? Hot or Not? Which recently sold oddball small cars should we invite back to the SCM garage? by Jeff Zurschmeide G oing to a collector car auction is a lot like visiting an online dating site. You get to check out the prospects — and you have one quick chance to decide if you want to get involved. If you’re interested, you present your best offer and hope the competition doesn’t make a better one. It’s an unpredictable game of dashed hopes and dreams come true. And, sometimes, there’s buyer’s remorse the next morning. With that in mind, here are six recent sales presented as if the car itself wrote its auction profile to entice you to ask for that first date. 1962 Citroën 2CV Sahara 4x4 Lot 108, The Finest Low maintenance, outdoorsy type with a French background seeks tolerant partner with an appreciation for the simple things in life. My last relationship lasted 14 years, so you must be willing to move slowly and take my needs into account. I have some special secrets under my bonnet! Turn-ons include long drives on the beach, climbing hills, and the occasional trip to North Africa. I may not be the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen, but treat me right and I’ll be your lifelong companion. Rating: Hot Sold at $85,800. Because two engines are sometimes better than one 1968 Subaru 360 Lot 121, The Finest Petite beauty from the Far East would like to meet a partner with a taste for the unusual. I’ve been in the United States for a long time now, working at an auto dealership. I admit I’ve had some work done, but I’m in great shape and ready for action. You may have met some of my younger and sexier cousins, but don’t judge me by their appeal — I’m unique, classic, and have my own style. Rating: Very hot! Sold at $13,750. Extremely affordable and desirable 60 Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Which Small Car Would You Date? 1965 Amphicar 770 convertible Lot 102, Bonhams Greenwich Who’s up for a day at the lake? Dive right in with me! I’m not afraid of the water at all. In fact, I once swam the English Channel! I’m fully certified by the Coast Guard and the DOT, so I’m ready for anything. My last relationship was really good for me. I’ve got everything I need, and now I’m looking for a new partner who will keep me in great shape. Give me a chance and I’ll never sink your dreams. Rating: Hot Sold at $68,200. A classic sure to get attention anywhere you go 1959 Fiat 600 Multipla Lot 11, Bonhams Greenwich Passionate red-headed Italian seeks partner who understands that a slower pace offers more time together. Although I was born in Italy, I lived my whole life on the East Coast of America. I’ve spent the past 20 years living in Maine, so you might be worried that I’m rusty, but in fact, I’m in perfect shape. I’m family oriented and ready to take you and your bambini anywhere you want to go. Are you ready for a little sweet gelato? Rating: Hot Sold at $30,800. A bit of La Dolce Vita at a reasonable price 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Lot 136, Silverstone Aarhus Girl Next Door seeks first real relationship. I’m 42 and have barely been around the block. From the time I was born, I was stuck with an old man who didn’t love me and only ever dragged me to church on Sundays. I’ve spent my life stuck at home, and now I want to get out and see the world. Are you willing to take me places, show me new things, and put some miles under our feet? Rating: Not Sold at $42,717. Too much for an old maid who was never that attractive to begin with 1970 Fiat 850 Spiaggetta Lot 221, RM Sotheby’s Monaco Who wants spaghetti? Feisty Italian loves fun in the sun — at the beach or just running around town. I have an excellent pedigree; my father was Giovanni Michelotti. I have been known to hobnob with royalty and famous people like Jackie Onassis. I don’t want to tease too much, but although I do have a bikini, I go around topless most of the time, and I have a cute little motor in the back, if you know what I mean… You won’t find another like me in this lifetime, so you better move fast if you want to be mine. Rating: Not 62 Sold at $69,608. Social climber and gold digger, sure to break your heart ♦ Sports Car Market

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Collecting Thoughts 2016 Northwest Passage A 1,000-Mile Drive Into the Past — and Future Our old Alfas, with their skinny 165-section tires, were slow — but far from boring by Miles Collier I just got back from driving three of Publisher Keith Martin’s 1967 Alfa Romeos on the Oregon Region Porsche Club of America’s annual Northwest Passage tour through Washington state to Coeur d’Alene, ID. Keith, via SCM, is a named sponsor of the event, so the organizers know his foibles. This year those included sharing a “vertical flight” of three 1967 Alfas with friends. That we were all still friends at the end says much for the reliability, comfort and easy handling of the cars: a Duetto, a Giulia Super Berlina, and a sharp GTV with Panasport alloy wheels. The remarkable thing was that three 50-year-old (Italian, no less!) sports cars could be driven hard — 4,000 rpm most of the time — with no difficulties. Granted, Keith is an Alfista, so his cars are on the button, driving like they did back in the day. Still, for equipment of this vintage to operate so easily on everyday secondary roads was, well, dulce. Carving uphill decreasing-radius corners in one of the old Alfas got me to thinking about how the future of the automobile will compare with its past. We stand on the cusp of three potential revolutions in automotive technology: propulsion, connectivity and driverless “autonomy.” The latter alone could either eliminate the automobile as we know it — or transform it in ways unseen since the early 20th century. Will these revolutions amplify the traditional capabilities of the automobile? Or will they replace cars with “travel-bots” that will supplant do-it-yourself driving with autonomous appliances offering all the involvement of a Maytag dishwasher? Seeing, feeling, thinking and doing Old cars offer perspective for such deliberations. There is a visceral satisfaction to sight-reading an unknown road. One has to assess the radius of an upcoming corner, estimate available grip compared to current velocity, adjust speed accordingly — and all the while look ahead to the subsequent curves to determine whether the progression of bends is of an accelerative, constant-pace or diminishing-speed sequence. 66 Modern peformance cars are invariably forgiving, but a 1960s Alfa will tell you in no uncertain terms that you have hashed it up We further assess camber: Is it camber on, camber off or variable? If a gear change is indicated, do we get it glass-smooth and acceptably quick? We can play with the optimal line, looking for that pathway that draws the car through the sequence of bends, the side loads rising and falling with perfect smoothness. We try to skim the inner and outer clipping points within a couple of inches. With old cars, these factors are all more immediate and perceptible. Modern automobiles are just so competent that they graciously accommodate a poor line without protest, tail wag or temper. A 1960s Alfa will tell you in no uncertain terms that you have hashed it up. We try to cover ground in our old car’s sweet spot, that combination of revs and grip level that just feels right. Driving skill versus turn-key technology Modern performance cars, say a Porsche Cayman, can traverse the same road 10 to 20 mph miles faster. If the car is a supercar, such as a McLaren P1, a La Ferrari or a Porsche 918, we can talk about doubling the posted speed on a back road before there’s any driver involvement. That’s just too much speed to avoid the ire of pickup-driving locals, cyclists, and minivan moms. At slower speeds, the modern performance car is boring. Indeed, much of modern performance is purely “notional,” good only for bragging rights. We’ve all experienced the truth of the adage, “It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slowly.” Sports Car Market

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Our old Alfas with their skinny 165-section tires were just that: slow, but far from boring. We could have explained 15 mph over to the local constabulary, but 40 over would have offered challenges. With that context, we wonder about today’s techno- logical journey toward autonomy. Even now, modern cars dumb down driving skill. There is no argument from me that under the right circumstances — say grip unexpectedly plunging due to ice, or failing to detect a nasty decreasing radius corner — a good blast of dynamic stability control is great. However, knowing that our car’s inner Brian Redman is always there to save our bacon can make for sloppy habits. Paddle shifters allow us to downshift with impunity as that inner Brian Redman is taking care of the maximum safe revs and ensuring smooth clutch engagement. In fact, modern cars are more capable — but dumber and number — than old Alfas. After 1,000 twisty miles in my old 356 Porsche, my awareness of car placement, steering inputs and throttle discipline is much higher than normal. Old cars make me a better driver. Consider a “Level 3” autonomous vehicle in which we can intervene in the driving if we choose. Bodies of evidence show it takes the human mind considerable time to get up to speed, as countless pilot/aircraft interactions have shown. Such an intervention option would appear to be a recipe for disaster. Full Level 4 autonomy, by contrast, involves no human guidance whatsoever. This protocol has the advantage of avoiding the probability that human intervention, when it comes, will be almost universally incompetent because it will be behind the curve. So how about we toggle between Levels 1 and 2 — the current modern automobile with the usual suite of Blasts from the past — drive ’em while you still can driver aids: ABS and dynamic stability control — and Level 4? In this case, when we want to drive, we can set the switch to “manual” and off we go hurtling around corners and over hills. When we get to the jammed-up interstate, we flip to “autonomous,” pull out the YouTube app and watch the Goodwood Revival races while our car, now a good little “travel-bot,” takes us to work. Two questions occur. First, how are autonomous and driver-controlled cars going to survive together in the same environment? Second, what will happen to baseline driving skills if Aunt Tilly decides to go “manual” after “driving” autonomously 90% of the time? Given the federal government’s uncanny ability to dumb anything down to the level where it fails to work, I can only surmise that Level 4 autonomy will inevitably be mandated. The sunset of our world? Then those of us who love the driving experience, flogging around “fast” in our slow, old cars, might find ourselves banned from public roads. Alternatively, if autonomy is another driver aid for those times when doing it your- self is nothing but a pain — such as getting to the airport — we might have the best of all worlds. But then we think of the avionics packages that are necessary to fly an old airplane into controlled airspaces. What similarities might that entail? Yes, you can drive your old car on public roads, but only with the GPS module activated to ensure that you drive within the autonomous control envelope. Tickets or direct trips to jail would instantly ensue for violations. So are we at the sunset of the automobile, at the death of “car culture” and at the disappearance of “car guys,” male and female, everywhere? I don’t think we can know. But just in case, I recommend getting out those old cars and driving them like they were meant to be driven. ♦ September 2016 67

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Legal Files John Draneas A Soft Market and Hard Tax Choices Think about federal and state taxes before selling all or part of your car collection 308. The obvious thought was that I should sell most everything before values went further down. Later, if I wanted to, I could replace the cars at lower values — and then ride the appreciation curve all over again. That’s a logical plan, but let’s do the math. Federal capital gains tax is 20%, but the 3.8% net investment income tax makes it 23.8%. State taxes can be substantial — as high as 13.3% in California. They are deductible against the federal tax, but they are an itemized deduction. After the itemized deduction phase-out and the alternative minimum tax, you may not really get much — if any — benefit. So let’s simplify and assume the combined federal-state tax rate is 30%. Say you paid $100,000 for your $350,000 Porsche Speedster. That $250,000 gain costs you $75,000 of tax, leaving you $275,000 in cash. That is a roughly 20% loss of value. For the sell-and-buy-back-cheaper Before you thin your automotive herd, consider the tax implications substantial value, as it recently did after the Brexit vote, it has quietly bounced back to regain the lost value — and then some. To you, today’s collector car market is a buying opportunity. If you see the collector car market as reacting to broader demographic B forces, then you might think this is permanent. The demographic force we are talking about is the aging of the Baby Boomers. Younger generations either show reduced interest in collector cars — or their interest lies in different cars than the Boomers are drawn to. Great examples of changing generational preferences are Model As and Baby Birds. This column is not the one you read to get your market information, but “Legal Files” does speak with a variety of collectors and can share some anecdotal information. There are still some collectors buying cars as pure investments — and they firmly expect values to continue to increase over time — although perhaps not as rapidly as we have seen recently. On the other hand, there are some collectors who have concluded that 10, 20 or 200 cars are just too many, and they are reducing their collections to a smaller group of cars they can use and enjoy. Interest in tax opinions on the proper capital gains rate to pay (20%, not 28%) is up. Interest in 1031 Exchanges seems down because they simply perpetuate the investment in collector cars. Again, you will get more reliable observations about the market elsewhere in this issue, but if you believe that “Legal Files” has its finger on some pulse, then you might conclude that a significant number of collectors are selling off at least some of their cars. To sell or not to sell Almost a year ago, I was working in my garage and recognized that every car I owned had appreciated quite strongly — even my Ferrari 68 y now, everyone knows the collector car market has softened. The harder question is what will happen next. If you liken the collector car market to the stock market, you should be bullish. Every time the stock market has lost strategy to work, Speedster values have to go down by more than that 20% for you to come out ahead. Plus, while you wait for that to happen, you don’t have a Speedster to drive. Plus again, you have to believe you will later find another one just as good as the one you sold, which isn’t always very easy to do. This is a good example of what any stockbroker will advise you — you’re just fooling yourself if you think you can time the market. Unless you are willing to part with your cars forever, selling them now may not make the most sense. Minimizing state taxes If you decide to sell your collector car, the 20% federal capital gains rate is the best deal you are ever going to get. But many collectors are taking aim at their state income taxes, which can be quite high. During the past few years, favorable IRS rulings have popularized a tool called an ING Trust, or an Incomplete Non-Grantor Trust. Here’s how this works: You start by creating an ING Trust in a state that does not tax trusts. If you choose Delaware, you have a DING Trust. Nevada gives you a NING Trust, South Dakota an SDING Trust, and Wyoming a WING Trust. The ING Trust is designed so that gifts made to the trust are “incomplete” for gift and estate tax purposes. This means that you do not have a taxable gift and the ING Trust is still included in your estate. It is designed to not be a grantor trust, meaning that its undistributed income is taxed to the trust. To accomplish all that, you have to have a professional trustee in the state of formation. The trustee can, but is not required to, make distributions to you or members of your family. Once the ING Trust is formed, you transfer your collector car to the trust. Better yet, you can first transfer the car to an LLC of which you are the manager, and then transfer the ownership of the LLC to the ING Trust. That way you, not the trustee, drive the car. After some time, the ING Trust sells the car. The capital gain is taxed to the ING Trust, but its federal tax rate is the same as yours. The advantage is there is no state tax because the ING Trust is formed in a no-trust-tax state. The after-tax proceeds are then invested, and distri- Sports Car Market

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butions are made to you and/or your family under the terms of the trust. The only hitch is that the ING trust has to be designed so that it is not taxed in your state of residence. In most cases, that is accomplished by making distributions to you permissive but not a mandatory. You encounter some administration expenses in creating the ING Trust and compensating the trustee, so you have to have some significant state income tax savings to make the technique worthwhile. Deferring tax to next year Say you want to sell your car today but want to defer the tax until next year. Perhaps you think tax rates will be lower after the election. Or you are planning to move from a high-tax state to a no-tax state before the end of the year. One simple approach is to sell the car on an installment sale con- tract, where you pay tax as you receive the payments on the sale price. The buyer makes a down payment today and pays the remainder of the sales price next year. You recognize gain on the down payment this year, but the rest is deferred until next year. The difficulty with this approach is being comfortable with the buy- er’s ability to pay. A large enough down payment can help cushion the downside, but that increases the tax this year. To make matters worse, the tax law is not very favorable to you if the sale fails. If you have to take the car back, you are still taxed as though you received cash equal to the value of the car. The unsatisfactory equalizer is that, when you later resell the car, you don’t get taxed on the same gain again. An alternative would be to take a large non-refundable deposit, or an option payment, this year, with the actual sale taking place next year. Since the sale occurs next year, no tax is due until then. If the buyer fails to pay, you keep the option payment or deposit. Obviously, you need a pretty large payment to give you comfort that the sale will actually happen. Generally speaking, the larger the initial payment, the easier it is for the IRS to claim that the sale was made this year. Monetized Installment Sale Several companies are marketing what they call Monetized Installment Sales. You sell your car to them — let’s call them the Monetizer — on a 30-year, interest-only installment sale. The Monetizer immediately sells the car to your pre-arranged buyer for cash. The Monetizer arranges for a third-party lender to lend you a “high percentage” of the sales price, repayable over the same 30-year term on an interest-only basis. So far, the Monetizer owes you the entire sales price, but you have most of the cash from the loan. The monthly payments made by the Monetizer are sufficient to cover your payments to the lender. At the end of the 30 years, the Monetizer pays you off, you pay off the lender, and you owe all of the tax to the IRS. This works well on paper, but there are several ways it can go wrong. If the Monetizer goes broke, you may never see the sales price but you may still have to repay the borrowed money to the lender. If an IRS audit determines that you owe all your tax now, it is not ap- parent that you have any right to force the Monetizer to pay you off early. This technique is based upon a favorable IRS ruling that involved an installment seller who later borrowed money from a lender and pledged the buyer’s note as collateral. The ruling did not involve an intermediary Monetizer, so we don’t know if that would make a difference in the tax treatment. Most importantly, 30 years is a long time for us Baby Boomers. We may well have trouble outliving the deal. Same goes for the people running the Monetizers. If this appeals to you, you will need to have in-depth legal advice before getting into the transaction. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. September 2016 69

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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Masterpieces on Wheels As we’ve seen in the art market for hundreds of years, the core elements of quality and importance will always win our world, because its helps point out the importance of popularity — which also is determined by potential use. What can you do with it? A 2012 Formula One car might be a rare, fascinating object, but there are very few places to use it; it’s impossible to run without specialized software, computers and spare parts; and it requires a super-fit, jockey-sized driver of extraordinary talent to drive in any but first gear on rain tires. As such, while the Formula One car might have considerable appeal as garage sculpture, the number of people who are interested in owning it is rather small. On the other hand, a 1955 Porsche Speedster might be rather more common, but it can also be a relatively easy way to participate in the Mille Miglia Storica, California Mille, Colorado Grand, Texas 1000 or any number of rallies, tours and concours events. All you need to run that Speedster is the ability to Sure, it’s no Picasso, but how do you put a value on enjoyment? A s I write this column, it’s seven weeks before the first gavel falls on the first lot sold at the annual August auctions on the Monterey Peninsula. Many, if not most, of the observers will search for signs of the collapse of the collector car market — or the strange strength of the market in the face of many global challenges. Will the results show the effect of buyers’ fears about the future, resulting in sellers’ anguish? Or will collector cars again prove to be a safe harbor in a planet beset with economic storms? Dealers and brokers I’ve spoken with in the past few months seem to be rather bearish on the market. Almost all are still selling cars, but fewer and in a longer time frame, even if at higher prices. Very few are buying “for stock.” Instead, they’re only acquiring cars that their clients are actively seeking. Is this a bad thing? Many of the spring sales have shown lackluster results — not tragic by any means, but nothing to write home about, either. Selling half the lots on offer is better than selling one-third — but not as good as moving three-quarters along. However, as with any market, in order to have results you have to have product to sell. Clearly there are a great number of auctions in search of grain for their automotive mills — during a time of relative drought and low crop yield. Real value worth more than marque So what do I expect of Monterey 2016? Frankly, more of what we’ve seen for the past two years. The collector car market, most visible at auctions, is behaving more and more like the fine-art market. What we appraisers call “attributes of value” in an individual object have finally become more important than the badge on the fender. What are attributes of value? They vary by category and type of object, but for collec- tor cars they generally include the following in some combination: beauty, rarity, quality of construction and/or condition, historic importance, provenance and popularity. The last is sure to raise an eyebrow or three. What role does popularity have in determining value? It has to do with another appraiser’s term: “Value in Use.” This usually applies to business valuations and plants and machinery — not personal property — but there is an application here. A key point in determining Value in Use appraisals is any sort of specialization in a property that materially contributes to its value, such as the particular requirements of an oil refinery or a chemical plant. The first line of the definition includes these words: “Value-in-use is the market value … that reflects a value to a particular user…” This concept has direct application in 72 control your enthusiasm on sharp turns, a valid driver’s license and a workshop manual or a reasonably competent mechanic’s number on speed dial. The potential market for the Speedster is also broad enough that, if and when you decided to sell, the buyer’s pool numbers in the thousands rather than by the handful. This is one of the reasons that most valuable cars are rare, but not all rare cars are valuable. Sometimes cars were made in small numbers because no one wanted to buy one when they were new. In some cases, the reasons the car failed then may still be valid now, and that model never lit a fire in the hearts of many enthusiasts. Or it was a car built for such a specific purpose that it is difficult to use today, such as the case with many competition cars. The more potential buyers who have interest, the more they’ll have to pay for the privilege of ownership. Usability has long been a driver in the market but never more so than today. Fewer people appear to be looking for vehicles they don’t plan on actually using — the days of assembling vast collections of cars which are then parked in a warehouse or private museum, drained of fluids and occasionally dusted, seem to be past. Checking the value boxes Today my clients are looking for cars that meet very specific criteria. They have to be the cars that will get into the events in which they want to participate, have a special history, be unique or one of a very few extant, and the fulfillment of a dream that may have begun decades ago. As such, the cars that bring the big prices and hold their values best are those that possess as many of these qualities as possible. As in the art market for hundreds of years, the core elements of quality and importance will always win. No genuine Picasso is cheap, but the range goes from an etching at $2,500 to an oil at $160 million. We’ll continue to move that way in the collector car auction market. Masterpieces will bring all they deserve, the average will bring what it can, and nothing will sell for more than one bid higher than two people are willing to spend. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Restoration Revelations David Cooper A New Old Engine for Tony’s Timeless Packard For want of a brass tube, an engine block was lost The Packard’s new engine was re-engineered with hidden improvements T here was panic in Tony’s voice. It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and rush hour had started. “My Packard is sitting on the side of the expressway! I heard a bang from the engine, shut it off and coasted to a stop. What do you think it is?” I called my tow service, and two hours later the Packard One Twenty rolled in on the flatbed. The news was not good. Green coolant oozed from a hole in the side of the engine block. A member of the family since new The 1937 Packard One Twenty 8-cylinder convertible coupe had been in Tony’s fam- ily since new. Tony’s father, Carleton, bought it in Haverhill, MA, for $1,300 and drove it daily. He added the optional second taillight and declined the radio. The dash clock stopped working 15 minutes after delivery and has not worked since. Tony inherited the car in 1963. Tony’s son will be the third owner. In his high-school shop class, Tony reupholstered the front seat in red vinyl. Decades later, Tony asked me to restore the front seat back to its original diamond-tufted black leather. I discovered the original leather — although quite worn — was still intact underneath the vinyl. During the 1980s, Tony had some engine work done and repainted the car in its original black. No brass tube, no coolant My first question was what caused the engine failure. Upon disassembly, the answer was clear. In the One Twenty V8 engines, Packard used a D-shaped tube made of brass to spray coolant around the cylinders. This tube is only visible when the engine is apart. When Tony’s engine was rebuilt in the 1980s — long before I saw the car — the brass tube had been replaced with an aftermarket steel one. Over the years, the steel tube rusted away. The cylinders were not being properly cooled. A connecting-rod wrist pin seized and punched through the side of the engine block. Examination of the cracked area revealed an additional problem. The cast iron in the Packard One Twenty engine block is quite thin between the cylinders and the valve stem chamber. This is where the engine block cracked. This thin wall was sufficient when Packards were driven at moderate speeds and low cylinder pressures. In extended driving at speeds over 60 mph, as we do today, this wall is stressed. Packard never recorded or matched the serial number of the engine block to the chas- sis. However, each engine block was stamped with a date code. In Tony’s case, the most expedient repair was a replacement engine block with the same date code signifying 1937. After picking through half a dozen grimy used engines, we found the right one in Indiana. 74 1937 Packard One Twenty — ready for the road again Sports Car Market Corroded coolant tubes started the trouble Preparing an old car for modern driving Tony drives his Packard regularly, so I re-engineered several things in the engine. These changes are considered permissible in authentic restorations, as they allow the car to be used without visibly changing the car’s originality. In future articles, we will discuss unacceptable changes. Typically, cast-iron engine blocks are not sleeved. For Tony, we machined and installed ductile iron cylinder sleeves to increase the wall thickness for the higher cylinder pressures. Our new forged pistons had a reduced diameter to compensate for the extra thickness of the liners. To maintain the same engine performance, we raised the compression of the engine slightly. Modern unleaded gasoline required hardened steel valve seats and stainless valves. Finally, we located New Old Stock brass water distri- bution tubes for a Packard One Twenty engine. A Packard collector had three of them, still wrapped in the original brown paper. I bought all three and installed one in Tony’s engine. One is a spare and the other went to another client with a One Twenty. The Packard is back on the road. In Carleton’s memory, they asked me not to repair the clock. ♦

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Feature Celebrating BMW’s Birthday A Century of Important BMWs A yearlong tribute to BMW’s driving, racing and riding machines at the LeMay—America’s Car Museum Story and photos by Jack Tockston The LeMay’s BMW display will continue through May 2017, with periodic car rotations T he LeMay—America’s Car Museum is honoring BMW’s centennial with the “BMW: Propelling a Century of Innovation” exhibit that continues through May 2017. Throughout the year, cars and motorcycles will be changed out to keep the birthday party fresh — and BMW fans coming back for more. The initial display includes cars for street and track. Examples in the initial exhibit range from a 1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 to a 2003 Z8 28 Alpina. Track enthusiasts will enjoy a Details Where: The LeMay—America’s Car Museum is located at 2702 E. D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 When: Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is open every day except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The museum closes at 3 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Admission: Adult tickets are $18; youth tickets — ages 6–12 — cost $10. Student admission is $14 and children age 5 or younger get free admission. Military and senior tickets cost $16 Web: www.americascarmuseum.org Frank Stella 1978 M1 Art Car and a 2006 Z4M Team Petronas coupe. Motorcycles range from a 1962 R50S to a 1975 R90S. “BMW’s centennial celebration is a huge milestone, which we wanted to honor in a big way,” said David Madeira, museum CEO. “The support we received from the BMW community resulted in more vehicle submissions than any other display in ACM’s four-year history. It allowed us to secure a robust assortment of vehicles and led to one of our best exhibits to date.” ♦ 1939 BMW 327/28 78 1959 BMW 507 2-door roadster Sports Car Market

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Feature 2016 Pinehurst Concours Pinehurst Gets Bigger and Better The quality and depth of cars and car classes is superb for such a young event Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Student judges from area high schools gather around Larry Page’s 1964 Shelby Cobra F or the second time in the four-year history of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, Peter Boyle of Oil City, PA, took home Best in Show honors. On April 30, 2016, Boyle’s gorgeous 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Roadster by LeBaron won top honors. Boyle also won Best of Show at the inaugural 2013 Pinehurst Concours with a rare 1938 Steyr 220 Roadster by Glaser. Boyle’s Isotta Fraschini, which has been a frequent winner at concours across the U.S., is equipped with an SS, or Super Spinto, version of the Isotta Fraschini straight eight, affording 160 hp — 40 more than standard versions. The car debuted at the 1928 New York Auto Show, where Harry Williams and his wife, Marguerite Clark, bought the car. Clark was a Broadway stage and silent film star, while Williams was an aviation pioneer and owner of an air mail and passenger service. To this day, the car has just 22,000 original miles on its odometer. The April 29–30 weekend at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC, began with Friday’s police-escorted road tour to Fort Bragg and back. More than 12,500 people were in attendance for the concours Saturday, which ran simultaneously with a Cars & Coffee (dubbed “Paddock Club”) taking place on the parallel fairway. The USO of North Carolina was, appropriately, the benefiting charity. A total of 12 classes, including cars from 16 states and Mexico, com- prised the showfield of more than 115 vehicles. Continuing a Pinehurst tradition, high-school student judges from area schools participated Details Plan ahead: The Fifth Annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance will once again be at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC, on May 6, 2017 Cost: Admission is $30–$50 Number of cars: More than 115 Web: www.pinehurstconcours.com Peter Boyle’s 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Roadster 80 Jean and Donald Ghareeb’s 1958 Cadillac Series 62 convertible Sports Car Market with each judging team while administering the electronic scoring unique to the concours. One student will ultimately be chosen to receive a two-year scholarship in the automotive program at nearby Sand Hills Community College. Other winners included: • Gordon Logan’s 1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged Boattail Speedster won the Pre-War American Class. • Mark James’ 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk won the Studebaker Class. • Donald and Jean Ghareeb’s 1958 Cadillac Series 62 convertible won the Post-War American Luxury Class. • Larry Page’s 1964 Shelby Cobra won the Post-War American Performance Class. • J. Roberto Quiroz’s 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing won the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe and Roadster Class. • John and Karen Gerhard’s 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe won the Ferrari Class. • Tom Pike’s 1960 Porsche 356B Super 90 coupe won the Porsche Air-Cooled to 1988 Class. The HVA Award was presented to James Strickland’s 1961 Jaguar E-type convertible — the sixth car off the production line. Strickland also received the Best in Class Award among Post-War European Open Cars to 1974. This event has grown in stature very quickly, and the quality and depth of classes is superb for such a young event. If you’re into golf and cars, there’s perhaps no better place in the United States. ♦

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Feature Updating a Classic Miata Bones, Fiat Heart and Body Fiat’s brand-new 124 Spider was built in the Mazda factory and on the Miata chassis Story and photos by Mark Wigginton W hat looks like a duck and w change the first letter to a It’s a question that Fi and designers tried to av generation Fiat 124 to automotive wr Diego last month (yes, they picked up t Sergio!). The Fiat folks could barely bring themselves to use the M-word throug clenched teeth in response to direct questions. Of course, the M-word is “Miata.” Mazda builds the new Fiat 124 in their Hiroshima plant on the Miata line — and on the Miata platform. This isn’t a bad thing, as the MX-5 is one great little sports car — as is the Fiat 124 Spider. So why all the discomfort? Fiat should embrace the pedigree. The Fiat 124 project actually started out as a deal with Mazda to b next-generation Alfa Romeo, but Fia Marchionne couldn’t bring himself to build an Alfa in Japan, which would be an unforgivable, brand-altering affront to Tifosi everywhere. Signed contracts with Mazda and a need for Fiat customers to be able to buy something in the stores other than the various versions of the 500 meant Fiat got the nod to build a car on the Mazda Miata MX-5 chassis — and a chance to attract a new demographic. Miata bones, Fiat engine and body This is a lovely car. It’s a handsome rebody on the Miata chassis, with loving nods to the original Fiat 124 lines, an engine swap to the Fiat 1.4-liter, 160-horsepower turbo, some elegant upgrades to the interior treatments and thoughtful suspension enhancements that nicely split the difference between squishy-soft and tooth-loosening stiff. The car’s body and engine are all Fiat. The 124 should start appearing in Fiat showrooms this summer. MSRP for the Classica is $24,995; the Lusso version is $27,495 and the Abarth is $28,195. This little car is a ton of fun to drive, with the simplest one-handed convertible top around — and almost no top-down wind noise no matFeature U Updating a Classic Miata Bones, Fiat Heart and Body Fiat’s brand-new 124 Spider was built in the Mazda factory and onture Updating a Classic Miata Bones, Fiat Heart and Body Fiat’s brand-new 124 Spider was built in the Mazda factory and on the Miata chassis Story and photos by Mark Wigginton W hat looks like a duck and w change the first letter to a It’s a question that Fi and designers tried to av generation Fiat 124 to automotive wr Diego last month (yes, they picked up t Sergio!). The Fiat folks could barely bring themselves to use the M-word throug clenched teeth in response to direct questions. Of course, the M-word is “Miata.” Mazda builds the new Fiat 124 in their Hiroshima plant on the Miata line — and on the Miata platform. This isn’t a bad thing, as the MX-5 is one great little sports car — as is the Fiat 124 Spider. So why all the discomfort? Fiat should embrace the pedigree. The Fiat 124 project actually started out as a deal with Mazda to b next-generation Alfa Romeo, but Fia Marchionne couldn’t bring himself to build an Alfa in Japan, which would be an unforgivable, brand-altering affront to Tifosi everywhere. Signed contracts with Mazda and a need for Fiat customers to be able to buy something in the stores other than the various versions of the 500 meant Fiat got the nod to build a car on the Mazda Miata MX-5 chassis — and a chance to attract a new demographic. Miata bones, Fiat engine and body This is a lovely car. It’s a handsome rebody on the Miata chassis, with loving nods to the original Fiat 124 lines, an engine swap to the Fiat 1.4-liter, 160-horsepower turbo, some elegant upgrades to the interior treatments and thoughtful suspension enhancements that nicely split the difference between squishy-soft and tooth-loosening stiff. The car’s body and engine are all Fiat. The 124 should start appearing in Fiat showrooms this summer. MSRP for the Classica is $24,995; the Lusso version is $27,495 and the Abarth is $28,195. This little car is a ton of fun to drive, with the simplest one-handed convertible top around — and almost no top-down wind noise no mat- The- The classic from which it draws inspiration ture Updating a Classic Miata Bones, Fiat Heart and Body Fiat’s brand-new 124 Spider was built in the Mazda factory and on the Miata chassis Story and photos by Mark Wigginton W hat looks like a duck and w change the first letter to a It’s a question that Fi and designers tried to av generation Fiat 124 to automotive wr Diego last month (yes, they picked up t Sergio!). The Fiat folks could barely bring themselves to use the M-word throug clenched teeth in response to direct questions. Of course, the M-word is “Miata.” Mazda builds the new Fiat 124 in their Hiroshima plant on the Miata line — and on the Miata platform. This isn’t a bad thing, as the MX-5 is one great little sports car — as is the Fiat 124 Spider. So why all the discomfort? Fiat should embrace the pedigree. The Fiat 124 project actually started out as a deal with Mazda to b next-generation Alfa Romeo, but Fia Marchionne couldn’t bring himself to build an Alfa in Japan, which would be an unforgivable, brand-altering affront to Tifosi everywhere. Signed contracts with Mazda and a need for Fiat customers to be able to buy something in the stores other than the various versions of the 500 meant Fiat got the nod to build a car on the Mazda Miata MX-5 chassis — and a chance to attract a new demographic. Miata bones, Fiat engine and body This is a lovely car. It’s a handsome rebody on the Miata chassis, with loving nods to the original Fiat 124 lines, an engine swap to the Fiat 1.4-liter, 160-horsepower turbo, some elegant upgrades to the interior treatments and thoughtful suspension enhancements that nicely split the difference between squishy-soft and tooth-loosening stiff. The car’s body and engine are all Fiat. The 124 should start appearing in Fiat showrooms this summer. MSRP for the Classica is $24,995; the Lusso version is $27,495 and the Abarth is $28,195. This little car is a ton of fun to drive, with the simplest one-handed convertible top around — and almost no top-down wind noise no mat- The classic from which it draws inspiration The The 2017 Fiat 124 spider, appearing in showrooms this summer ure Updating a Classic Miata Bones, Fiat Heart and Body Fiat’s brand-new 124 Spider was built in the Mazda factory and on the Miata chassis Story and photos by Mark Wigginton W hat looks like a duck and w change the first letter to a It’s a question that Fi and designers tried to av generation Fiat 124 to automotive wr Diego last month (yes, they picked up t Sergio!). The Fiat folks could barely bring themselves to use the M-word throug clenched teeth in response to direct questions. Of course, the M-word is “Miata.” Mazda builds the new Fiat 124 in their Hiroshima plant on the Miata line — and on the Miata platform. This isn’t a bad thing, as the MX-5 is one great little sports car — as is the Fiat 124 Spider. So why all the discomfort? Fiat should embrace the pedigree. The Fiat 124 project actually started out as a deal with Mazda to b next-generation Alfa Romeo, but Fia Marchionne couldn’t bring himself to build an Alfa in Japan, which would be an unforgivable, brand-altering affront to Tifosi everywhere. Signed contracts with Mazda and a need for Fiat customers to be able to buy something in the stores other than the various versions of the 500 meant Fiat got the nod to build a car on the Mazda Miata MX-5 chassis — and a chance to attract a new demographic. Miata bones, Fiat engine and body This is a lovely car. It’s a handsome rebody on the Miata chassis, with loving nods to the original Fiat 124 lines, an engine swap to the Fiat 1.4-liter, 160-horsepower turbo, some elegant upgrades to the interior treatments and thoughtful suspension enhancements that nicely split the difference between squishy-soft and tooth-loosening stiff. The car’s body and engine are all Fiat. The 124 should start appearing in Fiat showrooms this summer. MSRP for the Classica is $24,995; the Lusso version is $27,495 and the Abarth is $28,195. This little car is a ton of fun to drive, with the simplest one-handed convertible top around — and almost no top-down wind noise no mat- The classic from which it draws inspiration The 2017 Fiat 124 spider, appearing in showrooms this summer 2017 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth sic Miata Bones, Fiat Heart and Body Fiat’s b Courtesy of Fiat

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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino, p. 88 ENGLISH: 2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupe, p. 90 ETCETERINI: 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2, p. 92 GERMAN: 1990 Mercedes-Benz E190 2.5-16 Evolution Sports Saloon, p. 96 AMERICAN: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, p. 98 RACE: 1977 Chevron B36, p. 100 NEXT GEN: 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, p. 102

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Ferrari Profile 1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Ferrari designed, built and marketed the car, so how could it not be a Ferrari? by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1967–68 Number produced: 152 Original list price: Approximately $13,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median price to date, $572,000; high sale, $803,000 Major service cost: $3,500 Distributor cap: $400 Chassis # location: Stamped on the driver’s side upper frame rail next to the engine Engine # location: Side of block before oil filter Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www:FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1, 1972–73 Porsche 911S, 1968 Mazda Cosmo Series I, 1968 Yenko Camaro SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 00294 T his particular Dino 206, chassis number 00294, is an Italian-delivery example that was delivered new to Rome. First registered on February 1, 1969, the car passed through several owners before passing to the current owner’s father in June of 1981. It remained in his family ever since. Today, the car is presented in largely original con- dition, having only received one recent bare-metal respray. Otherwise, it remains unrestored and in very well-preserved condition throughout, still wearing original traditional black Rome license plates. While the Dino grew over time in size, engine dis- placement and complexity, it is the earliest, 206 Dinos that remain the most treasured. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 252, sold for $641,614, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction on May 14, 2016. History lessons on the Dino 206 GT lean towards cel- ebrating it as the first mid-engine production Ferrari. The more important lesson is recognizing it as the first down-market Ferrari, opening the door for the incredible series of V8 Ferraris that followed. Ferrari’s first attempt at a down-market car was in 1959. Ferrari put an 850-cc, 4-cylinder engine of their own design in a Fiat 1100 chassis with a unique Pininfarina-built 1100-style body. There was never an official project name, but the press called it the Ferrarina. Enzo Ferrari drove it for a while as a personal car, but 88 the project never advanced past the prototype stage. The next attempt actually bore fruit. Enter the ASA 1000 GT A car nicknamed the Mille was shown at the 1961 Turin Salon. This time Ferrari stuck a 4-cylinder, 1-liter engine into a Fiat chassis. Race car wizard Giotto Bizzarrini designed the chassis. Gioacchino Colombo used his 12-cylinder Ferrari engine as inspiration when designing the new, 4-cylinder engine. Even the body had a celebrity association, as Giorgetto Giugiaro designed it during his tenure at Bertone. A local industrialist bought the rights to produce the car from Ferrari. Marketed as the ASA 1000 GT, this baby Ferrari should have been a home run — but it wasn’t. A near $6,000 price tag and limited distribution doomed the model. About 120 cars were produced before the company was shuttered. Italian scooter maker Innocenti was the next to take the plunge. For Innocenti, Ferrari powered a sporty coupe with a 1.8-liter V6. A proposed production of 2,000 Dino-powered cars was slated, but a weak scooter market killed the project almost before it began. It turned out Fiat would be the first to produce a suc- cessful Ferrari-powered sports car. In an effort to homologate Ferrari’s Dino V6 engine for Formula II racing, Ferrari gave Fiat the contract to produce a run of the engine. Fiat, in turn, bought some of the engines and built a line of Fiat Dino coupes and spiders. 1969 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Lot 1, s/n 00338 Condition 4+ Sold at $572,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244748 1969 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Lot 114, s/n 00336 Condition 3 Sold at $495,000 Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/15 SCM# 257459 1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Lot 107, s/n 00178 Condition 4 Sold at $418,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/15 SCM# 256791 Sports Car Market Cymon Taylor ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Finally a Ferrari — if not by name Ferrari’s solo attempt began with the Dino 206 GT Speciale show car. Pininfarina built the car using a 206 S race car chassis. The engine used was a 4-cam Dino V6 derived from Ferrari’s Formula II race car. The 206’s engine was mounted midship, ahead of the rear axle. The body was an assembly of curved panels that loosely resembled Ferrari’s 365 P2 race car. The Dino 206 GT Speciale was a hit on the show circuit, and soon other prototypes were making the rounds. Each progressive show car tamed the Dino 206 GT Special to the realities of production. Bumpers were added, the roofline was raised, and the headlights were modified. The Dino 206 Speciale show car turned into the Dino 206 GT produc- tion car. Ferrari designed and built the 206 GT chassis. The Pininfarinadesigned aluminum 206 GT body was entrusted to Scaglietti for series production. Fiat built the 2-liter Dino V6 engine to a Ferrari Formula II-inspired design. The final assembly was done at Ferrari. The first mid-engine Ferrari production car was ready for production, but it wasn’t going to be a Ferrari. Following the example of the V6powered race cars that preceded it, the 206 GT was going to be branded a Dino — a first for a Ferrari production car. The Dino’s price point was about half of a 12-cylinder Ferrari and it didn’t take a hard look to tell why. The use of the Fiat-built V6 was an obvious tell, and a look at the interior showed more evidence. The interior was trimmed in vinyl rather than leather. There was no air conditioning, and the windows had cranks rather than electric motors. These omissions would be addressed as the model evolved — but at a cost that betrayed the original concept both in price and weight. Introducing the Dino as a new brand confused the customers — and Ferrari’s marketing department. The car was designed by Ferrari, built by Ferrari, and marketed exclusively by Ferrari, so how could it not be a Ferrari? Ferrari had a duck that they couldn’t call a duck. An original Dino brochure introduced the car as “almost a Ferrari.” This was followed by a subsequent brochure which calls the car “proof of the constant development of the smaller Ferrari cars.” Any doubt the Dino was a Ferrari is dispelled by a look at the driver’s door jamb. The VIN plate clearly indicates the car as being produced by Ferrari. Just a few daily drivers 206 GTs were sold to be used as everyday cars, and many were. They cost nearly as much as a 12-cylinder Ferrari to maintain, yet they were in the hands of people who often bought them on a budget. This recipe doesn’t bode well for finding good, low-mileage examples. There were only 152 Dino 206 GTs built. Accidents, elements and de- ferred maintenance probably reduced that number by at least 30%. The romance of tracking down one of the rare and beautiful 206s has made them a darling of Ferrari collectors. The combination of an aluminum body, aluminum engine and cool knockoff wheels creates a red mist that disguises the downsides of a serious lack of spare parts and engines prone to service issues. RM Sotheby’s Dino 206 GT appears to be one of the few 206s to have been well kept and reasonably preserved. The $450,000 to $500,000 estimate was a rare case of an auction house undervaluing a car. The bidding blew by the estimate to $641,614. The money was a bit high — but not unprecedented. Good 206 GTs are as rare as unicorns. There are more buyers than cars, and even in a soft market they will sell well. The seller got the best of this deal, but the buyer didn’t get hurt. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $400,000 $600,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $0 September 2016 Ferrari 206 GT Dino $748,000 $641,614 $803,000 N/A 2012 N/A 2013 2014 2015 2016 89

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English Profile 2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupe The last of a breed — and with only 40 made — this powerhouse car is above trifles such as Brexit and global upheaval by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1999–2000 Number produced: 40 Original list price £232,950 ($386,000) Engine # location: On flat landing near front of vee Chassis # location: On top of left inner wing Tune-up cost: How long’s a piece of string? Major service: £1440 ($2,000) Club: Aston Martin Owners Club Web: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1967/68 Chevrolet Yenko or COPO Camaro, 1996–2002 Dodge Viper GTS ACR, Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans V600 (37 of 40) Lot 27, s/n SCFDAM2S1XBR70265 Condition 1Sold at $547,318 Chassis number: SCFDAM2S6XBR70259 T his limited-edition, right-hand-drive Vantage Le Mans — number 9 of the 40 made — was delivered new to the current owner equipped with many extras, including the factory V600 package and the close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox, making this car one of only four built to that specification. Its green exterior color (RM 5235A) is unique to this car, having been specially formulated to the vendor’s specification. Always maintained by Aston Martin Works, Chassis 9 will have been serviced by them immediately prior to sale; it has covered only 2,737 miles from new and is presented in commensurately excellent condition. The car also comes with its toolkit, all the original instruction books, the original invoice and documents from the factory including the numbered V8 Vantage Le Mans booklet signed by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 215, sold for $654,859, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ annual Aston Martin Works sale in Newport Pagnell, U.K., on May 21, 2016. Count ’em. Not one but two — yes, two Eaton super- chargers — one mounted on each side of the mighty V8 cylinder banks. That was what the V600 was all about. Stonk. 90 You thought the Dodge Viper had some poke. This will out-pull it, with 600 ft-lb of twist backing up the claim of 600 bhp (which is only torque times revs anyway). This is Aston Martin’s last dinosaur — an old-tech marvel of brute force powering two tons of the finest British hand-craftsmanship. It’s not particularly good at anything and, even if it won’t go as fast as Aston said it would, it’s still much too fast enough. Hype to match the power As with all Newport Pagnell-era cars, you had to take the power and top speed claims with a pinch of hype. In a 1999 road test, for example, John Barker of Evo magazine couldn’t match the factory claim of 3.95 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. Barker settled for a best of 4.6 seconds for 0–60 mph and 11 seconds to 100 mph, leading him to wonder whether a few of the 600 horses had bolted before the stable door was shut. Barker did find it would go from 100 mph to 150 mph in 13.4 seconds, less than a half-second slower than a 661-bhp Mercedes SL65 AMG. Well, 600 is such a nice, round, number, isn’t it? With even 520-plus bhp available from the current factory Ford Mustang — and 670 from Roush, also supercharged (with 740 promised for next model year) — perhaps it doesn’t sound quite so Godzilla-like now. 2000 Aston Martin Vantage Volante SWB Lot 219, s/n SCFDAM2CYBL71006 Condition 1Sold at $615,138 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/18/13 SCM# 222601 Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/30/14 SCM# 256399 2000 Aston Martin Vantage Volante special (V600) Lot 224,s/n SCFDAM2C2YBR71001 Condition 1 Sold at $471,249 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, U.K., 5/12/07 SCM# 45670 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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England’s Viper — with more stonk But almost two decades ago it whupped even the mighty Dodge Viper, which started with 400 bhp and finished up with 460 bhp and 500 ft-lb in its first iteration. Both were simply excessive stonk stuffed in basic, analog chassis. Modern muscle machines require all manner of traction and stabil- ity controls to save us from ourselves, but, like the original Viper, the Aston boys didn’t piddle about with silly nanny devices (another reason why I love the American Car Collector Viper so dearly), and a V600 would light up its back tires in third and fourth gears on a damp road. You had to be in front of this 4,400-pound car — although some of them, this one included, had traction control added. Spoilsports…. When it appeared in 1998, the Virage — a desperately needed new model developed thanks to an injection of Ford money (it took a 75% stake in Aston Martin in 1987 and in 1994 bought the company outright) — it was considered a bit of a duffer. Road testers of the time criticized the weak A-frame location of the rear axle, a De Dion unit like the older V8s. Even I noted in print that it “couldn’t do any more than a 2.8i Capri could,” which seems a bit harsh now. But when it appeared in 1992, the 550-bhp, twin-supercharged Vantage was completely re-engineered, and if you wanted the V600 package, that added £43,000 to the price of the standard car. The last Aston Martin hot rod This is a blown V8 stuffed into an old-style coupe; a last gasp of hot- rodding before new European emission and safety regulations arrived to make such environmentally questionable acts impossible. This car’s been described as one of the last “vintage” cars ever made. It’s a big old shaggy dog that doesn’t do anything particularly well. Engineering progress came later, when the bonded-aluminum chassis V12 Vanquish rolled out in 2001, ditching stodgy old brutality for some real handling finesse. So the old dinosaur has become a near-mythical beast, and a col- lectible one from new, evidenced by this car’s very low mileage (though there might be more to it than that: These are hellishly expensive to run and look after). Bespoke features and true rarity Vantage Le Mans were built only to commission, carrying a plate with the owner’s name in the door-shut. The keyholder was in sterling silver, and included in the delivery documents was a map from Newport Pagnell to Le Mans. This car is unique, with its elmwood veneer and gear lever knob instead of aluminum finish and, with minimal mileage and a recent big service at AM Works, it remains practically new. The 40 Le Mans coupe cars were always collectible by their very exclusivity, but, short of one of the nine Vantage Volantes, all different, than Aston built, this one-owner car is probably the most collectible of them all. They’ve always been very expensive, and the price paid for this, one of the last hand-built Newport Pagnell cars and one of the most powerful Aston Martin has ever produced, was in line with the curve plotted by the rare sales over the past few years. A V600 has its head and broad shoulders above such day-to-day trifles as Brexit, governments in disarray or volatile exchange rates, and the everyday worries of ordinary mortals are hardly going to dent this behemoth off course. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) September 2016 91

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Spend some time driving a 400 Lamborghini, and it will compare well with the 275, 330 and 365 Ferraris by Donald Osborne Details Number produced: 247 Original list price: $14,750 Current SCM Valuation: Median price to date, $561,260; high sale, $869,000 Tune-up cost: $595 Chassis # Location: Plate on firewall air intake; stamped on right front frame member Engine # Location: Inside vee on top of engine Club: Lamborghini Club America Web: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC, 1968 Aston Martin DB6, 1968 Maserati Ghibli SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 1183 restored in 2009–15. The previous owner, Rick Botting of Total Fuel Systems in Las Vegas, NV, started the work. Prior to completion of a full cosmetic and mechanical restoration, the car was purchased by Ken Sterne of Asheville, NC. The cosmetic restoration was completed under his supervision, and 1183 then went to Ned Gallaher of Gallaher Restorations for minor mechanical sorting. Mr. Sterne then enjoyed this lovely 400GT as his driver for approximately one year. In November 2015, it was sent to world-renowned Lamborghini guru George Evans of Evans Automotive in Columbus, OH, for an “open checkbook” mechanical and electronic overhaul. Evans worked on 1183 for slightly over a year and sorted the car from head to toe, as can be seen in the 16-page $77,000 receipt for the work. There are also over 200 pictures documenting the work carried out. 4 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 133, sold for $577,500, including buyer’s premium, at The Finest sale at Hershey, PA, on June 11, 2016. I will state that I am a big fan of early Lamborghinis, es- pecially the 350GT, 400GT, 400GT 2+2 and Islero models. I owned an Islero for several years and was thrilled by its looks, the engine, handling and comfort. I was also more than satisfied with the appreciation the Islero enjoyed between the time I bought and sold it. All of us in the oldcar business have our list of favorites that we passionately 92 00GT chassis 1183 was manufactured on October 17, 1967, and delivered new in Milano, Italy, to dealer Lamborcar. Chassis 1183 was most recently cosmetically feel have been chronically undervalued, which for those who are dealers or brokers mostly means should be more expensive. “Undervalued” has another meaning, however — one more literal. For an enthusiast, it has to do with the regard in which a car is held and its position in the pecking order in its category. The category in which Lamborghinis are placed is the same as Ferrari, of course, and for many, the Miura is the first Lamborghini worthy of a favorable comparison with a product bearing the Prancing Horse. While the Miura was doubtless groundbreaking on so many fronts, it’s no reason to dismiss its predecessors. To drive one is to love one In the firm belief that nothing beats firsthand ex- perience, I will go out on a limb and state that it’s not unlikely that those who don’t think much of the 350 and 400 Lamborghinis as compared to the 275, 330 and 365 Ferraris haven’t spent much time behind the wheel of the Lamborghini. The driving experience is rather different, as the target customers varied as well. Ferruccio Lamborghini built cars for men — and women — who shared his desire for a fast, beautiful car that was also more comfortable and easier to more fully exploit than the comparable Ferrari. The relative quiet of a Lamborghini’s exhaust could be confused for a lack of aural excitement — but it is welcome on a six-hour cross-country drive. When it comes to power delivery, the 3.5- and 4-liter quad-cam V12 in the Lamborghini is also far smoother, more linear and less peaky than that of the Ferrari, with the notable exception of the 365. Sports Car Market 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Lot 117, s/n 01213 Condition 3Sold at $682,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/15 SCM# 256794 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Lot 152, s/n 1210 Condition: 2 Sold at $631,882 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/14 SCM# 243920 1967 Lamborghini 400GT Lot 114, s/n 1096 Condition 3+ Sold at $214,912 Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, 7/9/10 SCM# 165391 Bill Pack, courtesy of The Finest

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The amount of torque available in top gear at 80 or 90 mph in a 400GT 2+2 makes changing down to pass unnecessary in just about all situations, and you are seldom aware of coming into or passing out of the peak power range. There’s little doubt in my mind that Ferrari developed the 365 in response to Lamborghini. Lots of information The online catalog presentation of The Finest is fascinating. As they anticipate that the largest portion of the potential bidding audience may be online and not in fact be present to inspect the car, they provide a level of detail for photography on their website that borders on microsurgery. It is, however, quite useful to see some photos showing defects that you’re unlikely to encounter in a more traditional auction catalog. The images ran from terribly-evocative-but-rather-too-artsy half-lit studio photos, to the usual location beauty shots of deeply gleaming paint and smooth leather, to detail close-ups of peeling chrome on control levers. Altogether, The Finest gave what seemed to be a very accurate por- trayal of a very attractive — but not perfect — car, one said to be sorted for driving and far more than presentable for casual showing. The catalog also included an interesting paragraph giving a market analysis of the model, quoting auction comparables and even SCM condition ratings. One thing the description also did was to use nomenclature in a rather casual manner. The first Lamborghini was the 350GT, a threeseat GT. The mid-mounted third seat was soon dropped, and almost all were two-seaters. The larger 4-liter engine was then offered in both the original two-seat version as the 400GT as well as a new 2+2 with a modified floor and longer greenhouse — the 400GT 2+2. Right on the money Very few 4-liter two-seaters were built. The number is generally acknowledged to have been 23. They are also known as 400GT Interim High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $400,000 $600,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $0 September 2016 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 $869,000 $682,000 $577,500 $352,000 $451,000 cars. Documented examples sell at a large premium over either 350GTs or 400GT 2+2s. “Documented” is important, as the 4-liter was installed at the factory — and at dealers — on 350GTs that required warranty work as well. The indiscriminate use of “400GT” when referring to our subject car might make someone think that the estimate — at $575k to $650k — was very light. In reality, the estimate seems to have been right on the mark for a very nice, but not perfect, example. Funny that the catalog itself suggests that buying the car for the low estimate would be “a steal.” Well that’s where it sold, but I would instead call it appropriate. Today’s buyer, with money ready to spend, most often finds what he or she needs at exactly the price they want to pay. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of The Finest.) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 93

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Facelifts are usually awkward, but this car should have had a great shape By Robert Cumberford 3 2 4 C ombining efforts of one of the greatest Italian design- ers — Franco Scaglione — and one of the greatest carrozzeria — Touring — should have made one of the greatest shapes of the effervescent 1960s. Especially with their work mounted on an absolutely fabulous chassis that embodied all the touchpoints of mechanical magnificence, including a gorgeous V12. It didn’t happen. I was working in Italy when Lamborghini started up, and based on my admiration for Touring’s earlier bodywork and for Franco Scaglione, whom I met in 1966, I was highly distressed that such a beautifully proportioned car could be skating at the edge of ugliness. The entire upper structure was superb, in both the 2-seat and this later 2+2 form. It was an aerodynamic bubble affording space and visibility along with beauty. The protruding headlamps, the vestigial fins, the toostraight fender profile and the soggily resolved front end meant that one had to overlook a few too many flaws to be able to find it as beautiful as contemporary Ferraris. Even so, this car proves the principal point of car design. In real estate, the three key words are “location, location, location.” For us, they’re “proportion, proportion, proportion.” Which this car has in such perfection as to trump its weaknesses. ♦ 94 1 5 Etceterin Etceterin Etceterin Etceterin terini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Facelifts are usually awkwa terini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Facelifts are usually awkward, but this car should have had a great shape By Robert Cumberford 3 2 4 C ombining efforts of one of the greatest Italian design- ers — Franco Scaglione — and one of the greatest carrozzeria — Touring — should have made one of the greatest shapes of the effervescent 1960s. Especially with their work mounted on an absolutely fabulous chas- sis that embodied all the touchpoints of mechanical magnificence, including a gorgeous V12. It didn’t happen. I was working in Italy when Lamborghini started up, and based on my admiration for Touring’s earlier bodywork and for Franco Scaglione, whom I met in 1966, I was highly distressed that such a beautifully proportioned car could be skating at the edge of ugliness. The entire upper structure was superb, in both the 2-seat and this later 2+2 form. It was an aerodynamic bubble af- fording space and visibil- ity along with beauty. The protruding headlamps, the vestigial fins, the too- straight fender profile and the soggily resolved front end meant that one had to overlook a few too many flaws to be able to find it as beautiful as contem- porary Ferraris. Even so, this car proves the prin- cipal point of car design. In real estate, the three key words are “location, location, location.” For us, they’re “proportion, proportion, proportion.” Which this car has in such perfection as to trump its weaknesses. ♦ 94 1 5 side side and run-through fender. 2 The abrupt knob at the top end of the rear fender seems both awkward and arbitrary — and out of character with the bubble top and soft, saggy front end. 3 The bright metal ventila- tion disks are a pleasant conceit, not particularly related to anything else on the car — but beautifully made. 4 The fender profile drops off in a lackluster curve, resulting in a frontal composition with too much emphasis on the inelegant headlamps. Quad lamps didn’t work on the Ferrari tceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Facelifts are usually awkward, but this car should have had a great shape By Robert Cumberford 3 2 4 C ombining efforts of one of the greatest Italian design- ers — Franco Scaglione — and one of the greatest carrozzeria — Touring — should have made one of the greatest shapes of the effervescent 1960s. Especially with their work mounted on an absolutely fabulous chas- sis that embodied all the touchpoints of mechanical magnificence, including a gorgeous V12. It didn’t happen. I was working in Italy when Lamborghini started up, and based on my admiration for Touring’s earlier bodywork and for Franco Scaglione, whom I met in 1966, I was highly distressed that such a beautifully proportioned car could be skating at the edge of ugliness. The entire upper structure was superb, in both the 2-seat and this later 2+2 form. It was an aerodynamic bubble af- fording space and visibil- ity along with beauty. The protruding headlamps, the vestigial fins, the too- straight fender profile and the soggily resolved front end meant that one had to overlook a few too many flaws to be able to find it as beautiful as contem- porary Ferraris. Even so, this car proves the prin- cipal point of car design. In real estate, the three key words are “location, location, location.” For us, they’re “proportion, proportion, proportion.” Which this car has in such perfection as to trump its weaknesses. ♦ 94 1 5 side and run-through fender. 2 The abrupt knob at the top end of the rear fender seems both awkward and arbitrary — and out of char- acter with the bubble top and soft, saggy front end. 3 The bright metal ventila- tion disks are a pleasant conceit, not particularly related to anything else on the car — but beautifully made. 4 The fender profile drops off in a lackluster curve, resulting in a frontal composition with too much emphasis on the inelegant headlamps. Quad lamps didn’t work on the Ferrari 7 7 5 The headlamp bezels look as thought they were expensively imported — from Pep Boys. 6 A nondescript horizontal bar grille provided zero visual identity to these early Lamborghinis. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Even from the rear, the headlamp nacelles are obtrusive and unwelcome. 8 The top, no part of its shape related to anything below the side glass or windshield base line, is placed on the flat top plane of the lower body, and it is reminiscent of early Aston-Martin DB2 coupes. 9 For a master of fin design like Scaglione, this blunt form looks to have been sculpted with a Sawzall. Not good. 10 The 45-degree straight section behind the fender knob is equally abrupt and ungracious. 11 Uninspired off-the-shelf taillights have no distinction and are not particularly well integrated. 12 A final disappointment, the rear bumper halves bend at 90 degrees in plan view. 8 INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Yes, the interior is rather plain. That was pretty much par for the course in Italian coachbuilt cars in the 1950s and 1960s. They were simple, but executed with consummate taste and exceptional craftsmanship. The seats lack the extreme contouring we have come to associate with performance GTs; there are few knobs and buttons, no radio, navigation screen or places to plug in digital gadgets. But the key big dials are in front of the Etceterin Etceterin tceterini & Frie tceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Facelifts are usually awkward, but this car should have had a great shape By Robert Cumberford 3 2 4 C ombining efforts of one of the greatest Italian design- ers — Franco Scaglione — and one of the greatest carrozzeria — Touring — should have made one of the greatest shapes of the effervescent 1960s. Especially with their work mounted on an absolutely fabulous chas- sis that embodied all the touchpoints of mechanical magnificence, including a gorgeous V12. It didn’t happen. I was working in Italy when Lamborghini started up, and based on my admiration for Touring’s earlier bodywork and for Franco Scaglione, whom I met in 1966, I was highly distressed that such a beautifully proportioned car could be skating at the edge of ugliness. The entire upper structure was superb, in both the 2-seat and this later 2+2 form. It was an aerodynamic bubble af- fording space and visibil- ity along with beauty. The protruding headlamps, the vestigial fins, the too- straight fender profile and the soggily resolved front end meant that one had to overlook a few too many flaws to be able to find it as beautiful as contem- porary Ferraris. Even so, this car proves the prin- cipal point of car design. In real estate, the three key words are “location, location, location.” For us, they’re “proportion, proportion, proportion.” Which this car has in such perfection as to trump its weaknesses. ♦ 94 1 5 side and run-through fender. 2 The abrupt knob at the top end of the rear fender seems both awkward and arbitrary — and out of char- acter with the bubble top and soft, saggy front end. 3 The bright metal ventila- tion disks are a pleasant conceit, not particularly related to anything else on the car — but beautifully made. 4 The fender profile drops off in a lackluster curve, resulting in a frontal composition with too much emphasis on the inelegant headlamps. Quad lamps didn’t work on the Ferrari 7 5 The headlamp bezels look as thought they were expen- sively imported — from Pep Boys. 6 A nondescript horizontal bar grille provided zero visual identity to these early Lamborghinis. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Even from the rear, the headlamp nacelles are obtru- sive and unwelcome. 8 The top, no part of its shape related to anything below the side glass or wind- shield base line, is placed on the flat top plane of the lower body, and it is reminiscent of early Aston-Martin DB2 coupes. 9 For a master of fin design like Scaglione, this blunt form looks to have been sculpted with a Sawzall. Not good. 10 The 45-degree straight section behind the fender knob is equally abrupt and ungracious. 11 Uninspired off-the-shelf taillights have no distinction and are not particularly well integrated. 12 A final disappointment, the rear bumper halves bend at 90 degrees in plan view. 8 INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Yes, the interior is rather plain. That was pretty much par for the course in Italian coachbuilt cars in the 1950s and 1960s. They were simple, but executed with consummate taste and exceptional craftsmanship. The seats lack the extreme contouring we have come to associate with performance GTs; there are few knobs and buttons, no radio, navigation screen or places to plug in digital gadgets. But the key big dials are in front of the 9 9 10 6 They are (just) okay in pure profile view. 11 12

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German Profile Column Author 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6-16 Evolution Sports Saloon If you judge the Cossie’s 2.5-16 engine by its power output, you are missing the point by Pierre Hedary Details Year produced: 1990 Number produced: 502 Original list price: $80,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median price, $17,900; high sale, $408,000 (for a car with just 1,723 miles on the clock) Service cost: $1,300 Chassis # location: On firewall directly in front of battery box Engine # location: On rear left side of engine block Club: 190 Revolution website Web: 190rev.net Alternatives: 1990–92 Lotus Carlton, 1990–92 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, 1992–94 Audi RS2 Avant SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: WDB2010361F735117 preceding owner since 1993. Unfortunately, the original service book is no longer available, but the car does come with its Spanish service history. The most recent service was carried out in May 2015, immediately before the bodywork was restored, and the car also benefits from the renewal of all four tires. Finished in black with matching leather interior, this most-collectible modern Mercedes comes with two sets of keys and its Spanish registration document and export paperwork. C SCM Analysis This car, Lot 108, sold for $162,136, including buyer’s premium, at Bonham’s Mercedes-Benz sale in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 19, 2016. As much as I would like to jump right into the mechan- ics of the 190E 2.5-16 Evo series, I think it would be fair to give you a brief history lesson. And for those of you who think I am going to be critical of the 190E’s rival from Munich, well, brace yourselves. A true Teutonic blunt-force weapon When Mercedes unleashed the 2.3-liter, 16-valve en- gine on the world at the end of 1983, they already knew that their trusty M102 engine could make 300 horsepower 96 urrently displaying a total of only 48,000 kilometers (29,825 miles) on the odometer, this Evo 2 was purchased in Spain by the current vendor in 2005, having belonged to the without blowing apart. The 2.3-16 gave way to the 2.5-16 in 1988. The 2.5-liter engine was initially bored all the way out to 2,498 cc, as Mercedes resorted to its old habit of punching engines out to their limits. Even though this bigger version made 204 horsepower, it barely outperformed the old 2.3-liter. A thoughtful redesign yielded the slightly smaller Evo engine, but it took the genius of AMG to really make it produce more than 204 horses. In 1990, the Evo 2 appeared, sporting the now-leg- endary AMG Power Pack with “about” 235 horsepower. While said Power Pack could be implemented into a normal 2.5, it worked best with the modified engine of the Evo 1 cars (where it was optional equipment), so Mercedes delivered all Evos with the Power Pack. But no two Mercedes engines are exactly the same, and that is especially true here. Mercedes refuses to play the horses Many longtime owners of Mercedes cars know some- thing that few other drivers understand. This only makes sense when you are embarrassing drivers of modern SUVs in the right lane while mysteriously relaxing behind the wheel of your 125-horsepower 350SD and making short work of Vail Pass. In 1990, Mercedes did not play the horsepower game, and if you judge the 2.5-16 by its power output, you are missing the point. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Lot 45, s/n 612472 Condition 2Sold at $34,395 Bonhams, Stuttgart, DEU, 4/12/14 SCM# 244677 Sports Car Market 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution Lot 135, s/n WDB20110361F10814 Condition 3 Not sold at $55,750 Bonhams, Stuttgart, DEU, 3/19/16 SCM# 271626 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth Evolution II Lot 411, s/n WDB2010361F738656 Condition 2+ Sold at $408,820 Silverstone, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., 2/28/16 SCM# 271258 Courtesy of Bonhams

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For starters, the numbers can’t be trusted, as Mercedes has always underrated the quoted horsepower ratings of their engines. The numbers that were emphasized were oriented towards more important attributes: longevity, absolute reliability, acceleration at mid-range speed, maximum sustained engine speed, oil volume delivery and other areas where certain manufacturers of performance cars are notoriously deficient. Give me any healthy M102 16-valve engine, and I promise you that, with proper maintenance, it will survive relentless performance driving for hundreds of thousands of miles. When you are driving a car at the limit, the last question on your mind is, “How much horsepower do I have?” First and foremost, the driver worries about the durability of the engine, which is where Mercedes had its longtime rival from Munich beat. All Cossies headed to a bright future If you examine the facts, all of the Cossies (the nickname that the public has affectionately bestowed on 16-valve 190s) have disturbingly similar performance figures. Unless you are madly attached to that Evo body kit, a good European 2.3-16 valve performs almost as well as the Evo 2. This means that for under $25,000, you can have as much fun as the person who purchased our subject car. Values for good Cossies have certainly doubled in the past few years, and the durable nature of the car’s basic parts means that a high-mileage car can still be bought reasonably and sorted out. Unmodified cars will always perform best financially, so think twice before you remove the rear self-leveling suspension and add racing stripes. I’m also going to tease you by mentioning that AMG shoehorned a 3.2-liter M103 6-cylinder engine into 200 190Es and sold them through Mercedes dealers in Europe with a full factory warranty. These 234-horsepower monsters could reach 162 mph — if you dared. Evo 2 gets last laugh Our subject Evo 2 was a textbook sale — fairly bought and sold — with future upward movement likely. The only obvious cosmetic flaw was some surface corrosion in the engine compartment on items that were originally plated in yellow zinc. Otherwise, it appeared to be a sound example. While the documentation does not list a recent valve adjustment, this is a necessary procedure the new owner should undertake. So what happened between the 190 and its foe from Munich? In 1992, after years of chasing BMW, the Evo 2 finally seized the DTM constructor’s title under the steady hands of Klaus Ludwig. This was a significant victory for the aging Evo 2. Even more laudable was its ability to fend off the V8 Audis, which were using newer technology and had four-wheel drive. While the horsepower, drag coefficient and top speed were very close between the BMW M3 and the 190, there is something intrinsically stronger about the baby Benz that made it capable of maintaining competitiveness after three race seasons. Much like a boxer who stands through the rounds, taking hit after hit, the 190 was still standing when its rival, the M3, was catching its breath. Even today, if you compare a 20-year-old BMW with a 30-year-old Mercedes, the Mercedes has the edge in build quality. While the BMW E30 is a sturdy, solid car, and the Mercedes-Benz W201 has some questionable plastic parts, give me the Mercedes any day. Items such as wiring harnesses, transmissions, evaporators and suspension bushings just don’t lose integrity. What does this translate to? You get more enjoyment with fewer headaches, which is why classic Mercedes are great investments. While there is no fitting eulogy for a machine as ridiculously brilliant as the 190E 2.5-16 Evo 2, the rising values of these cars are an appropriate testament to their excellence. My congratulations to the buyer for understanding that intrinsic value is the most important attribute in an automobile. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 September 2016 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution $157,221 $34,395 N/A 2012 N/A 2013 2014 2015 2016 97 $408,820

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American Profile 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 A car with the right paperwork and a correct restoration inspires confidence — and the right price by Dale Novak Details Year produced: 1963 Number produced: 199 Z06 coupes were built, including 63 tanker versions. This car is a small-tank example Original list price: $4,252 Options: $1,293 Z06 Special Performance Equipment Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $529,400; high sale, $1,100,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Chassis # location: Top of instrument panel at windshield base Engine # location: Pad on front of block below right cylinder head Club: National Corvette Restorers Society Web: www.ncrs.com Alternatives: 1963–65 Shelby Cobra 289, 1961–62 Jaguar E-type Factory Lightweight, 1971–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Chassis number: 30837S114581 • One of the 199 Z06 Corvettes produced in 1963 • Built on May 7, 1963, and delivered to Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles, CA • Equipped with the Z06 special-performance equipment option, which included heavy-duty finned metallic brakes, special backing plates, cooling fans, air scoops and heavy-duty suspension, shocks, springs and sway bar • L84 fuel-injected 327/360 V8 engine • M20 4-speed transmission and Rochester fuel injection unit • Power windows and Delco radio T tion. SCM Analysis This car, Lot F134, sold for $231,000, The Z06 primer The Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which derives its name from the GM RPO (Regular Production Order) option code (as does the Z/28 and L88) — was a purpose-built, near-track-grade weapon. Gentlemen with a passion 98 including buyer’s pre- mium, at Mecum’s sale in Indianapolis, IN, on May 20, 2016. his car underwent a nut-and-bolt restoration in factory-correct Riverside Red with black interior. It has an NCRS Top Flight Award, scoring 99% at the Bend, OR, regional meet, and is listed on the Z06 Small Tank Survey. The car comes with a three-ring binder with restora- tion photos and judging sheets and an NCRS Shipping Data Report and Confirmation of Judging Awards. It has been meticulously cared for since the restora- for competitive automotive racing were the primary customers. While the car was intended mainly for track use, more than a few were purchased for swift-moving traffic duties and weekend jaunts. Buyers paid a hefty upcharge, as the Z06 package cranked up the base price from $4,252 to about $5,545 — which was serious money back in 1963. As with the transformation of the all-new 1956 Corvette, Zora Arkus-Duntov was the driving force behind all things performance with the Corvette — even if that meant butting heads with the guys on the top floor. Like the 1956 Corvette, the 1963 Corvette was an all-new platform, and Zora found it fitting (and good marketing) to ramp up the machine to compete in worldclass competition. He already had many of the performance components, and the 360-horsepower Rochester fuel-injected engine was just the ticket to top it all off. It was a good plan — with one exception. Carroll Shelby was in the hunt, too, with his Cobras. Shelby wanted to beat the Corvette — and the imports as well. Shelby didn’t have corporate red tape slowing him down. He could zig and zag while GM was having meetings about labor relations, efficiency reports and which water coolers to put in the main lobby. Shelby won, GM lost and Zora was given his “Dear John” notice about the Corvette racing program. It was over — which ended the very short-lived 1963 Z06 Corvette and kept the total production to just 199 units. Low production, high performance Many of the cars that are now highly prized collect- ibles weren’t big sellers in period, mostly because they Sports Car Market 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lot 287, s/n 30837S112830 Condition 3+ Sold at $192,500 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/14/09 SCM# 119925 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lot S125, s/n 30837S115624 Condition 2+ Sold at $267,500 Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 9/5/13 SCM# 227411 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Lot F110, s/n 30837S114581 Condition 2 Sold at $159,000 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/13/10 SCM# 165748 David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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By my books (and experience) there are three factors creating value in most Corvettes — or any higher-value collector car. Those factors are condition, documentation and verification. Naturally, rarity and provenance will also drive value as expected — and a great story doesn’t hurt, either. I don’t personally place a lot of value in “numbersmatching” examples because if an assembly-line guy who was hung over from a Sunday night football game party is the same guy stamping motors on Monday morning, well, mistakes will happen — and did happen. And it’s not all that hard to replicate the stamping. I’ve actually been there as judges talked about the numbers looking “too good” to be the factory stamping. Out with the old, in with the new Our new SCM pricing model now includes a median value and the highest sale value noted. The median value is noted as $529,400, with the highest sale at $1,100,000. The main issue with our pricing model for a 1963 Z06 is that the high sale went to a well-known Z06 race car. The other high valuations are for Tankers. That said, if we narrow down the focus to the small-tank cars, our were too expensive or impractical back when they were new. Or, as in the case of our subject car, it was a great car (although expensive) that was torpedoed by the guys who drove their corporate executive Cadillacs home at night. While this was unfortunate back in the day, that phenomenon can mean six- or seven-figure sales today. A finicky market, but rightfully so When you start to march up into the nosebleed sales numbers for investment Corvettes, the market can be extraordinarily finicky — and one well-known issue with Corvettes rears its ugly head: Fakes are plentiful. Bluntly put, vintage Corvettes have nothing to specifically suggest that they were born out of the factory with a specific engine or factory options. Nothing. While some experts can poke or prod their way through a car and find telltale signs of a stinker, so many of the miscreants (criminals, by my book) have become so superior at their craft of restamping engines, faking paperwork and bolting on various bits and pieces that their creations can pass muster even with the experts. Corvettes were built on an assembly line, so if a car can be taken apart, it can certainly be put back together to be anything you’d like it to be. I can assure you right now that there are tons of big-block and Fuelie Corvettes sitting in collections which were born as ordinary, smallblock Corvettes. It’s a shame, but it is the sad truth — and a constant topic of discussion among Corvette enthusiasts and collectors. The numbers get narrower In a simplified view, all 1963 Z06s are basically the same car — other than the 63 “Tankers,” which have the larger 36.5-gallon fuel tanks. There is a rumor that one Z06 convertible was built, but most experts have ruled that out. That being said (and tossing out the Tankers), we have 136 1963 Z06s left. Naturally, some of the original 199 Z06 Corvettes have been lost to time, wrecks and other catastrophes, so that final number is even smaller. Some of the cars will only have limited paperwork ,and others may not have even a shred of evidence that they were born as a genuine 1963 Z06. The trifecta of Corvette valuation The three 1963 Z06 small-tank car comps in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database include two red examples and one black example. The values range from $159,000 to $267,500. The simplest way to explain the value swing would be based on the condition, but it goes much deeper than that. September 2016 highest sale comes in at $267,500, which occurred at the Mecum sale in Dallas, TX, in 2013 (SCM# 227411). If we were to deduce a median value range based only on sold “small-tank” Z06 Corvettes in our database, the number comes in at $180,363. And, with that, our subject car’s sales price is squarely in the proper median trading range for a well-documented (genuine) 1963 Z06 Corvette. A real-deal Z06 As we filter down the data, we can now easily see that on the low end, you might locate a tattered Z06 with sketchy paperwork in the very low $100k range. On the higher end of the spectrum, a concours-grade example with all the right paperwork might shift up to $300,000 (or more) on a very good day at the right auction venue. Keep in mind that there will always be special examples with race history — or that are showfield ready with “Day One” paperwork that can boost a car up the Corvette hierarchy even further. Our subject car remains in very good condition and it garnered a 99% score to earn NCRS Top Flight honors in a Bend, OR, regional meet. The paperwork has also been verified. The car also comes with extensive restoration photos and the judging sheets. The color combination is predictable, but it carries no loss in value. The seller of the car was known for being very meticulous about his collection — and he did plenty of research to verify what he owned and to document those details. At the end of the day, what we have is a tidy example with good, — but not exceptional — paperwork. The car was presented with an older restoration that remains in very nice condition. This is a genuine Z06 that can be carefully exercised on fair-weather days and will be met with cheers at any Corvette meet in the country. Well bought and well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 $100,000 $0 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06* $513,000 $328,600 $231,000 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 * Includes all Z06 examples 99 $575,000

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Race Car Profile 1977 Chevron B36 Auction buyers are a tough crowd when it comes to weapons-grade race cars by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1976–78 Number produced: 21 Original list price: Unknown Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $192,484 (this car); high sale, $192,484 (this car) Chassis # location: Tag on tub in engine bay Engine # location: On block by distributor Club: Chevron Cars Ltd. Web: www.chevronracingcars.com Comps: 1972 Lola T-210, 1969 Abarth SE 2000, 1970 Abarth SE014/SEO19 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 367705 T he Chevron B36 was designed to enter the 2-liter racing class of sports car racing, with the chassis accepting various types of engines. Chassis 367705 was built by Chevron in May 1977 and delivered new to owner and driver Gordon Hamilton of Kansas. Fitted with the highly developed Cosworth BDG 1,975cc, 4-cylinder engine, it was entered in many events during the 1977, 1978 and 1979 seasons. After the 1980 season it was put it into dry storage, where it remained for 27 years before it was sold to a dealer, where it was soon sold to its current owner in Switzerland. The car is now presented with FIA HTP and has re- cently completed a two-year, frame-up restoration, costing in excess of €200,000 ($222,776), with invoices on file along with numerous images. The Cosworth BDG engine and Hewland FT-200 gearbox have also benefited from a complete rebuild, along with new FIA-compliant fuel tanks, ensuring that when this B36 returns to the track, it is in the best possible condition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 247, sold for $192,484, including buyer’s premium, on May 14, 2016, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monte Carlo, Monaco. I’m going to open today’s profile with an observation that regular readers will find familiar: An auction can be a very dangerous place to sell weapons-grade racing cars. If you are highly knowledgeable about what you want, careful with your homework, and pragmatic with your bidder’s paddle, auctions can be an excellent place to buy weapons-grade cars at very attractive prices, but 100 for a consignor, putting such a car into an auction (some, including RM Sotheby’s, are better than others) is at best an extremely brave and risky decision. Reviewing some basic definitions and concepts is a good place to start. All cars with racing aspirations or history can be thought of as having two separate value components: a collector one and what I call a weapons-grade one. Any race car’s market value will be a combination of the two. Collecting and using The collector utility is complicated but reasonably easy to define and recognize: It is fundamentally the accumulated factors that make it desirable for you (and very importantly, a lot of other people) to want to have this race car sitting static in your garage. Factors such as beauty, history (both as success and as cool stories that make it interesting), rarity, mechanical complexity and elegance, and sometimes, just a “that is so cool!” ambience make a car worthy of place in a collection whether it ever turns a wheel again or not. What I call weapons-grade utilities are the values that come from using the car — how much fun and/or satisfaction can you get from taking it out and racing it. If you are a highly competitive racer, then the car being able to win in the group you want to race with is very important. If your rewards are more associated with the joy of driving a racing car at speed on a track, then how much fun you can have may be more important than where you finish. Racing has always been — and remains — a very 1973 Lola T292/6 Sports prototype Lot 134, s/n not available Condition 3+ Not sold for $184,140 Bonhams Francorchamps, BEL, 5/24/15 SCM# 265383 1970 Abarth SE014/SE019 Lot 335, s/n SE014032 Condition 4+ Sold at $134,462 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/26/15 SCM# 265957 1970 Lola T210 Ford FVC Lot 622, s/n SL2109 Condition 2Sold at $111,802 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/4/06 SCM# 43837 Sports Car Market Tom Gidden ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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dangerous pastime, so how well prepared and maintained a car is, how much you can trust it, can be an important weapons utility. Also, there is a famous and very true line that there are only rac- ers who have had accidents and racers who haven’t had one yet, so how safe a car is when things suddenly go very wrong is an important consideration. There are, of course, lots of other concerns, but the elephant among them is the wallet effect. Automobile racing can range from being simply very damned expensive on up to stunningly, shatteringly expensive. How much a car is going to cost after you’ve bought it but before you strap yourself in and push the button, and after that how much it will cost for those crucial little pieces you can’t see and may or may not be near the end of their usable life have a huge impact on the total cost to race a car. Another truism says that the least expensive thing you will ever do with a racing car is purchase it, so understanding how good it is to start with is essential. To return to the original point, collector values are relatively easy to ascertain from a catalog entry and a careful pre-sale inspection, but the weapons-grades ones are between difficult and virtually impossible in the same circumstance. If a car is 80% collectible and only 20% weapons-grade, then mak- ing a rational judgment of total value is not too scary, but if it is 100% a weapons-grade car, any rational buyer will be extremely cautious about hurrying to buy an unknown quantity. Bidding so low that you don’t have to care is a good place to start, which can be absolutely horrible for a seller who wants to get a good return for his car. Now, a race car that drips history, elegance, rarity and mechanical innovation — such as a Porsche 917 K or a Ford GT40 — has plenty of collector value, and an auction can be an excellent place to sell these cars. Chevron cars Okay, let’s get to Chevrons. To start with, Chevron never in its his- tory built a car that could be used for anything but racing. Aside from having the gorgeous shape of a B16 or being the occasional car with world-class history and important drivers, there is not a Chevron extant with more than slight collector value. Derek Bennett came of age in the mid-1950s, and by the early 1960s had established himself as a serious competitor driving 1,172-cc cars of his own design and construction. Friends and competitors noticed his success, so he moved towards creating a company to build cars for sale. In 1966, the company came into being and began building a “Clubmans” racer (Lotus Sevens were so dominant that a separate racing class was created for them and cars like them). Like all of Bennett’s earlier specials — and most Chevrons to come — the Clubman won its first race, establishing a tradition (and marketing slogan) of “Fast out of the box.” This was soon followed by a 2-seater coupe for the 2-liter GT class called the B8. It won immediately, and soon Chevron was loaded with orders for cars. The B8 was superseded by the absolutely gorgeous, sculptural B16 coupe that proceeded to walk away from the competition, but there was trouble brewing. Lola introduced the T-210, an open car that weighed 75 kg (165 pounds) less than the B16 and had less frontal area, making it a serious threat to Chevron hegemony. Chevron’s response was to create a spider version of the B16. Just cutting the roof off wouldn’t work, and they didn’t have much time, so the new body was a blatant copy of the Porsche 908/3. The production version was called the B19 and arrived for the 1971 season. Chevron remained at the top of 2-liter sports car racing for the bet- ter part of the next 10 years (until the class died of old age), introducing upgraded versions of the original concept to continuing success. In 1973, the B26 upgrade included a full monocoque chassis, new rear suspension from the Formula 3 car, and full wing aerodynamics. More or less yearly model upgrades arrived, leading to our subject model, the B36, which was introduced for the 1976 season. Although each successive Chevron model was marginally faster than the one before, in contemporary vintage racing the effective differences are nonexistent — except that the later “wing aero” cars are a bit quicker on fast tracks. In the United States, we tend to lump everything together, while Europe puts the later, aero cars in a separate grid. They are amazingly quick, and a well-driven one is capable of putting the monster V8 Can-Am cars to shame on all but the fastest tracks. They are also a joy to drive (which most Can-Am cars are not). I drove a B19 years ago, and I scared myself when I realized that I felt like I was playing a video game, controlling the landscape passing my vision rather than hurtling through real turns on a real track. That said, the only reason for anyone to own a B19 or later Chevron is to go race it. There is nothing at all collectible about these cars — they are weapons for battle. They are relatively safe but extremely fast, so “incidents” are seldom minor and expenditures are seldom small. If you have the ego to want to race one and the pocketbook to pay the costs, they are fabulous machines. The problem is that they are not auction cars. A reputable and ex- perienced racing car broker told me that this car should have sold for $275,000–$300,000, so there was probably at least $100,000 of value thrown away. Whoever bought the car should be extremely pleased with himself. I would say very, very well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) September 2016 101

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Next Gen Profile 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary A radical rule-breaker rides pure style — and 1980s memories — up the value curve by Philip Richter Details Year produced: 1989 Number produced: 657 Original list price: $145,000 MSRP Current SCM Valuation: Median price to date, $358,900; high sale, $451,000 Tune-up: $2,000–$3,000 Chassis # location: Stamped on frame in engine bay Engine # location: Between cylinder heads Club: Lamborghini Club of America Web: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1987–91 Ferrari Testarossa, 1978–80 BMW M1, 2005 Ford GT SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Lot 125, s/n ZA9C0050KLA12923 Condition 1- Not sold at $380,000 Chassis number: ZA9C005AOKLA12681 Engine number: 12681 I n 1989, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lamborghini Automobili S.p.A., the company owners at that time — the Chrysler Corporation — drafted in no less than Horatio Pagani to restyle and relaunch the amazing Countach for the final time. Featuring carbon and Kevlar panels, bespoke whee- larch extensions, extended air-intake ducts and a new rear engine cover design, the car now looked amazing. Power was lifted to 455 bhp from the 4-valve QV engine, offering 369 ft-lbs of torque. The car hit 0–60 mph in 4.7 seconds and went on to a top speed of 185 mph. Having covered only 13,000 km from new (just over 8,000 miles) with a Lamborghini main dealer service history up until 2004, when the car entered long-term storage, this car is offered to the market for the first time in 16 years. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 344, sold for $352,378, including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone’s The May Sale on May 20, 2016, at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, U.K. To drive the Countach is to hate it, but to look at it is to love it. It’s claustrophobic, hot, ergonomically impossible and handles poorly. But with its raked, muscular, cab-forward form, the 102 Countach is among the most iconic and recognizable car designs of all time — and that fact has driven its parabolic rise in value. The 1989–90 25th Anniversary edition is riding the wave of a sharp increase in price of the 1974–76 Countach Periscopio cars, which have skyrocketed in the past few years. In 2014, the LP400 Periscopio appreciated more than any other collector car. That year, an early example crossed the block at over $1 million for the first time. Other examples followed, selling near the $2 million mark. The 25th Anniversary Countach has also sharply appreciated, although it started at a much lower baseline. Long considered less desirable than its earlier, purer and far more rare wingless sibling, the Anniversary Edition is firmly moving into collector-car status. Five years ago, these cars could be bought for under $100,000. Now they’re selling for between $300,000 and $500,000. Ultra-low-mileage examples have reportedly traded in the private market for even more. These valuations are emotionally driven. Despite its quirks when it comes to comfortably driving the car, there’s a reason the Countach’s image adorned the walls of so many teenagers’ bedrooms and undergraduate dorm rooms across America — right alongside posters of Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/16 SCM# 271232 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Lot 2102, s/n ZA9CAA05A8KLA12709 Condition 1Sold at $360,250 Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 7/18/15 SCM# 266447 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Lot 9, s/n ZAC005A0KLA12589 Condition 2 Sold at $311,035 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 6/22/15 SCM# 265839 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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Heather Thomas and Christie Brinkley. Aesthetically, the Countach is the essence of supercar. The name Countach, from the northern Italian Piedmontese dialect, is an exclamation of desire. According to folklore, Italian designer Giuseppe Bertone said, “Countach!” when he saw an early prototype of Marcello Gandini’s groundbreaking, bold design. The car’s styling is full of contradictions: It’s angular and curvy, sumptuous and stark, masculine and feminine. And yet these seemingly disparate elements come together to form a perfect visual union. The boys who coveted the Countach in the 1970s and 1980s are now of the age and means to pay up in the collector market. The 25th Anniversary edition is laden with flamboyant style add-ons that reflect the excess of the 1980s. But this version of the car does have better build quality than its earlier siblings. In 1987, Chrysler purchased Lamborghini and infused much-needed cash. The final edition of the Countach has upgrades overseen by legendary race driver Sandro Munari, including power windows, wider power seats, semi-functional air conditioning, liberal use of new composite materials, larger Pirelli P Zero tires, and new OZ rims. It reaches 0–60 mph in 4.3 seconds and tops out at 185 miles per hour. The car also has bodywork enhancements that many consider overdone: “groundeffects,” larger vents and intakes — and the optional gaudy and functionless wing. Overall, the Countach has three qualities that will continue to drive its emotional value on the collector market: It’s rare, it’s recognizable, and it’s a rule-breaker. It’s rare enough Just about 2,000 Countaches were built from 1974 to 1990. The car went through several iterations during its production, and each series is unique. Only about 110 LP400 Periscopios were made, while 657 25th Anniversary cars were produced. The 25th Anniversary car’s numbers push it into the not-as-rare category, but it’s still rare enough to be highly collectible. It’s instantly recognizable The Countach’s iconic shape and cab-forward design make it instantly recognizable. There’s no other car like it. The radical, raked hood line continues straight into the windshield. The windows lean steeply into the roof. The sharp front bumper and slim nose have an almost feminine air, while the muscular, tall, and massive rear end screams masculinity. The forward-facing rear wheelwell gives the car an aggressive and downward stance. A beautiful, sculpted door line and gaping NACA air-intake duct unite the lean hood line and brawny haunches. And the Countach sports those infinitely cool scissor doors. In the history of cars, only the Model T and the VW Beetle are as universally familiar. But unlike those two cars, the Countach makes a statement of power, sexuality and extravagance. September 2016 It’s a rule-breaker The Countach throws Louis Sullivan’s form-follows-fuction rule out the window. The car is a purely aesthetic creation. I’ve never read one single positive driving review of the Countach. To start, it’s a herculean effort to vault over the massive doorsills and into the car. Then there are the seats, which combine the worst qualities of a bucket and a bear trap. The car has zero rearward visibility; you can’t back it up with any confidence unless you hang out the open scissor door or install an aftermarket back-up camera. Get out on the road, and the ride is jarring, the steering unresponsive, and the handling unremarkable. The only impressive feature of this supercar’s performance is its straight-line acceleration. This is not a car to drive and enjoy. It’s a car to worship and admire. The V12 doesn’t need to run to get your motor running; it doesn’t need to move to move you. When you buy a Countach, you’re buying a style icon. A green future The swansong edition of the Countach is the most well built and advanced of all Countach models. While the market prefers the clean and pure shape of the original wingless and narrow-tire LP400 over the bloated and cluttered “Gordon Gekko” look of the Anniversary edition, the final version of the car still maintains its unmistakable character. Although Anniversary Countaches could take a pause here — or even decline for a period of time with the broader market — the future appreciation prospects for the Anniversary cars are strong, and looking out 10 or 20 years, I see only green. At least two 25th Anniversary cars are scheduled to sell at auctions on the Monterey Peninsula this August. Despite the general cooling off of the collector car market, I expect the bidding to be strong for these cars. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 $100,000 $0 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary $451,000 $373,287 $352,378 $177,115 $127,907 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 103

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Sports Car Market AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ $10.8m Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, U.K., p. 112 $7m Auctions America, Auburn, IN, p. 126 $5.4m Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, p. 140 $3.5m The Finest, Hershey, PA, p. 158 $2.3m Silverstone, Aarhus, DNK, p. 174 $272k VanDerBrink, Hoven, SD, p. 186

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Market Reports Overview Up, Down and All Around Auction companies — both established and new — fight a turning market, with mixed results Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Chad Tyson year. Total sales jumped 42% over last year up to $7,068,615. High sale was a 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 at $247,500. On May 21 Bonhams re- A 1. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage convertible, $1,470,702— Bonhams, U.K., p. 116 2. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, $1,176,999— Bonhams, U.K., p. 116 3. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage coupe, $1,176,999—Bonhams, U.K., p. 116 4. 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, $899,612—Bonhams, U.K., p. 116 5. 2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans coupe, $654,859— Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 6. 1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III drophead coupe, $646,701— Bonhams, U.K., p. 114 7. 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 coupe, $577,500—The Finest, PA, p. 166 8. 1960 Aston Martin DB Mk III fixed-head coupe, $540,641— Bonhams, U.K., p. 114 9. 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe, $491,691—Bonhams, U.K., p. 114 10. 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe, $475,374— Bonhams, U.K., p. 114 Best Buys 1932 Lincoln Model KB coupe, $198,000—The Finest, PA, p. 170 108 turned to Newport Pagnell for the Aston Martin Works Sale. The all-Aston sale brought in $10,792,492 on 26 cars sold, with 51 offered. Silverstone made a splash in the Kattegat Sea, hosting their first international sale in Aarhus, DNK, on May 28–29. Their high sale was a replica 300SLR that garnered $365k. That same weekend, VanDerBrink hosted a collection The Finest, at their inaugural Hershey sale, posted a respectable 61% sell-through rate sale in Hoven, SD. The Baus Collection mostly consisted of post-war American luxury customized to the owner’s taste. All 31 cars sold, grossing the estate $272k. Coinciding with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Bonhams held their annual Connecticut sale. As with many long-established auctions, the results were down from the previous two record-setting years, but a respectable sell-through of 76% brought in $5.4m in sales. The Finest held their first offline auction on June 11 to pair with The Elegance at Hershey. The first go-around resulted in 61% of cars changing hands for $3,452,700. Chad’s Market Moment: I’ve been observing auction companies’ actions ever since the inklings of a slowing market emerged from last year’s Monterey Car Week. I was curious about whether the companies would strike out to find new, fertile territory or reinforce the strongholds they’ve run and relied on for years. Like any group of similar-but-separate entities, the results are a mixed bag. An entirely new outfit, The Finest, formed from the one-and-done Keno Brothers Auction. They smartly paired with a concours of renown and pulled in a 61% sell-through rate. Look for more to come from this group. Bonhams is perhaps the best example of the up-and- down roller coaster we’re witnessing. Both sales featured in this issue, the Aston Martin Works sale at Newport Pagnell and Greenwich, had total sales down from alltime records the previous two years but still were among the all-time highs at their respective locations. Bonhams Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue $7.1m Auctions America Auburn, IN Newport Pagnell, U.K. May 21, 2016 Aarhus, DNK May 28, 2016 VanDerBrink Hoven, SD May 28, 2016 Greenwich, CT June 5, 2016 Hershey, PA June 11, 2016 $0 $2m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition The Finest $3.5m $4m $6m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts also dropped the Spa Classic sale from the calendar. This year’s Monterey Car Week will be another refer- endum on the state of the market. As always, eyes will be on the top cars and whether they find new owners, or, as the case has been lately, return home — costing owners consigning fees, transportation and lodging. ♦ $8m $10m Bonhams $272k $5.4m Silverstone $2.3m Bonhams May 5–7, 2016 $10.8m uctions America continued their Auburn Spring sale for the sixth 1976 Lincoln Continental Town Car sedan, $900—VanDerBrink Auctions, SD, p. 196 1973 Lancia Fulvia Series II coupe, $9,199—Silverstone, DNK, p. 180 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible, $24,200—Auctions America, IN, p. 132 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera coupe, $115,500—The Finest, PA, p. 166 Sports Car Market

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Market Reports Trending Now Buy/Sell/Hold Thinking about wading into the auction market? SCM’s editors offer some recommendations on three alluring sports cars By Jim Pickering Median Sold Price $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 $603,750 $600,000 $594,000 -2% $400,000 $200,000 $0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 $467,500 -21% $530,750 14% $539,000 2% $734,250 36% $929,500 27% $955,800 3% $1,031,250 2% $1,008,750 6% Buy: 1963–65 Shelby 289 Cobra — Shelby’s joining of an AC body with Ford V8 power was akin to an American 250 Ferrari — a melding of style and substance. The car had plenty of grunt to beat Corvette on the track and enough to take the fight all the way to Europe. Cobra values have been on a steady climb since the crash of 2008, and in recent years the buzz over these cars has grown accordingly. Cars like Shelby’s personal CSX2000, coming to auction in Monterey this August, are only going to help that momentum continue. Plus, there’s a lot to be said for buying a car you can enjoy, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone have a bad day behind the wheel of an original 289 Cobra. These cars are simple, fast, exclusive and fun. Undervalued? No. But as long as there’s a booming market for replicas, you can consider these a safe bet. Number produced: 580 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 12 Average price of those cars: $1,025,000 Current SCM median value: $1,000,000 Median Sold Price $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $350,000 $400,000 $50,000 $0 $357,500 191% $343,750 -4% $313,689 -9% Sell: 1985–89 Lamborghini Countach QV and 25th Anniversary — The angular Countach was the antithesis of the sleek Miura, at least in terms of design. Both cars served the same supercar market — but only the later Countaches — the QV and 25th Anniversary — made it onto the wall of every Millennial car kid in the world. Those car kids grew up coveting Countaches. Now that those car kids are buy- $119,790 23% $97,110 $129,600 42% $91,300 -24% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 $156,391 8% $144,996 12% $122,784 -21% ers, the values on these cars spiked — up 191% from 2013 to 2014. That, in turn, had sellers bringing a lot of cars into the market to capitalize on the boom — globally, 10 Countaches were offered at auction in 2014 compared to 31 in 2015. But how many new-money buyers are willing to continue paying ever- increasing Countach prices? The story is playing out in the numbers — medians down 4% in 2015 and 9% in 2016. I’d call this the peak. Time to sell. Number produced: 610 (QV), 657 (25th Anniversary) Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 2 (QV), 7 (25th Anniversary) Average price of those cars: $332,750 (QV), $352,839 (25th Anniversary) Current SCM median value: $407,400 (QV), $358,900 (25th Anniversary) Median Sold Price $70,000 $80,000 $60,000 $50,000 $49,050 $40,000 $20,000 $30,000 $10,000 $0 $38,912 -21% $29,560 -32% $43,654 12% $47,076 23% $38,318 30% $38,225 -19% $39,325 3% $71,500 82% $74,250 4% Hold: 1983–85 Ferrari 308 QV — Halo supercars from the 1980s rose up in the market at unprecedented levels over the past two years. But those Lamborghini Countach poster cars aren’t exactly comfortable, reliable drivers — and the younger buyers influencing that market grew up around cars that, while uninspiring, did at least tend to always work. The 308, on the other hand, is a great driver’s car. These are well built and cheaper to maintain than any 12-cylinder exotic. Best of all, the 308 has a lot of the same iconic looks that have been motivating the 1980s retro craze. Will buyers hunting for that vintage look gravitate here when they eventually decide they want cars they can use? The market on the 308 has run up almost as quickly as the Countach has, with an 82% boost from 2014 to 2015. But all things considered, there’s likely more movement here. I’d hold for now. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 110 Number produced: 748 (GTB), 3,042 (GTS) Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 3 (GTB), 6 (GTS) Average price of those cars: $53,471 (GTB), $94,400 (GTS) Current SCM median value: $77,000 (GTB), $71,500 (GTS) Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. Bonhams — The Aston Martin Works Sale The cars that sold did so healthily, and the numbers show that by and large, the Aston market is still inflating Company Bonhams Date May 21, 2016 Location Newport Pagnell, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 26/51 Sales rate 51% Sales total $10,792,492 High sale 1963 Aston Martin DB4 convertible, sold at $1,470,702 Buyer’s premium With non-original engine — 1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible, sold at $1,176,999 15% on first $72,843, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00=£0.69) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his was the 17th annual Aston Martin auction and Bonhams recorded an untypically low sale rate, where previously each of these annual fixtures has almost been a sell-out. This was partly due to across-the-market ner- vousness induced by Britain’s looming vote whether to remain in the EU. That was still a month off at the time of the sale but was inducing short-arm, longpocket syndrome in many potential bidders, with many classic-car traders reporting a stagnant market in the lull before the vote. We now know the result of the referendum, but the along with a convertible, both for the same $1,176,999. It was the same with the three DB6 Volantes — only one sold, at $899,612, the others stalling at $728k (1968) and $874k (1969, and tatty). But the cars that sold did so healthily and the numbers show that by and Newport Pagnell, U.K. large, the Aston market is still inflating. The ex-Works demonstrator 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I drophead coupe sold for $475,374, having previously sold here in 2008 for $294,000. A V8 Vantage X-Pack Volante previously sold here in 2013 at $145k and in 2014 at $280k this time fetched $328k, up another 17%. A rare 1955 Lagonda 3-Liter drophead coupe proj- ect — used by Formula One World Champion main casualty of the uncertainty was the star lot, the 1953 DB3S that had been raced by the Works and later doubled as the Bellini in the 1960 Terry-Thomas film “School for Scoundrels.” Just out of a total restoration by Aston Martin Works, it stalled at £5m ($7.2m) against a £6k–£7m ($8.7m–$10.2m) estimate range, and the anticipated post-sale deal didn’t happen. That left the DB4 Series V Vantage convertible as the highlight of the day. Just 70 DB4 convertibles were made — making it rarer even than the DB4GT. This one sold to a bidder in the room for $1,470,702. Of the three DB5 coupes, only one, a Vantage, sold, 112 Juan Manuel Fangio from 1955 to ’56 — sold for more than double estimate at $130,273. The 2000 Vantage V600 showed that these modern classics are holding their value well, selling for $654,859. See the profile on p. 90. Barn finds were fewer this year but included a half-cleaned 1966 DB6 automatic, which fetched just under $280k — a little more than a running, driving and repainted 1968 example. While total sales and percentage sold, among other metrics, were down from last year, this sale still featured the second-highest per-car average ever at Newport Pagnell, and the fourth-highest total, too. ♦ $18m $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sales Totals 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. ENGLISH #222-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 drophead coupe. S/N LML558. Sea Green/black cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 30,821 miles. Ex-Works demonstrator and development car. Raced by David Brown’s daughter in period. Concours restoration in late ’80s, and again from ’04 to ’06 after four seasons of historic racing. Body sharp with variable, though parallel (if you see what I mean), panel gaps. Paint and interior all good, still with tripmeters and stopwatch brackets, as it’s lately been used on historic TOP 10 No. 10 #207-1955 LAGONDA 3-LITER drop- head coupe. S/N LB290189. Maroon/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 63,160 miles. Restoration project. Motor is rusty and dusty, but it’s all there. It has apparently been rebuilt to run on unleaded only recently. Leather lightly creased but very savable. Dash and instruments would clean up. Floor change as on the Series II cars and like the ex-HRH Prince Philip car that new. Triple SUs, so motor is presumably in Vantage spec. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $553,607. The 44th DB4 made, supplied new rallies. Borrani-lookalike wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $475,374. Last in the SCM archive from May 2008 (SCM# 1640725), when it sold at this auction for $294,000. We said, “Since it was always a development car, one shouldn’t worry too much about its time as a racer and subsequent return to the road. This was expected to make more due to its Works history, but at this price it was fairly bought and sold.” This time far exceeded its realistic £240k–£280k ($350k–$408k) estimate—one of the few cars at this auction to do better than hoped. #201-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 coupe. S/N LML662. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 97,493 miles. Off the road since the ’80s and very original. Dusty but solid. Bubbling around rear arches, but door fit good, suggesting it’s never been messed with or restored. Creased original leather would probably revive quite successfully. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $87,033. Ah, the traditional DB2/4 restoration H&H sold the month before. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $130,273. Abandoned in a car park in the ’90s, acquired in 2007 by Q-Park in lieu of charges and sold on. In this ownership since 2012. Unlike the ex-HRH car (SCM# 6799700, sold for $488,160), this didn’t do huge money. Once used by Fangio, when he was racing in the U.K. in 1955, so there is some historical interest. Sold for almost three times the pre-sale estimate. TOP 10 No. 6 #236-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III drophead coupe. S/N AM30031492. Dark blue/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 69,905 miles. Originally Desert White, but restored late ’90s with a color change. Shiny, good chrome, but variable panel gaps. Avon ZZs. Newish leather, new to the U.S., bought by vendor at this sale in 2011 for £254,500 ($413,125, SCM# 2623171). Bid to £380k against a DB5-like £590k–£640k ($860k–$932k) estimate range, but not sold, to little surprise. Trouble is, when they’re so close to perfect like this one, bringing it to 100% will cost as much as starting with a rougher, cheaper and probably more original car, so it’s stuck in no man’s land. #210-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4323R. Black/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,281 miles. Restored 2009, still very straight and very shiny with recent repaint. Originally green over green. Now with power-assisted steering, slightly wider wheels and various other up- TOP 10 No. 9 grades including high-power starter motor, electronic ignition and aluminum radiator. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $491,691. Originally supplied to Jersey. On the money for model and condition, especially as the expensive AST 100 number plate is included in the deal. project. Bonhams always manages to bring at least one to every Newport Pagnell sale, for as long as I have been attending them. Sold around top estimate, this one missed the usual benchmark of about £90k ($131k), but the whole of the U.K. was in a period of uncertainly, which had slowed all markets in the weeks leading up to the vote on membership in the European Union. 114 carpets, new top. Swiss title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $646,701. One of 84 made, originally supplied to the U.S. High bid of £395k neatly split lower and upper estimates. Extra 5% to pay if it stays in the EU (this sale took place before the Euro vote, but SCM went to press afterwards, and Britain is still in the EU for at least the next two years). #240-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series I coupe. S/N DB4144L. Eng. # 370150. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 31,875 miles. Originally Desert White. Older restoration (still wearing DJ Smail sill plaques) sitting in storage since 2008, but still presents very well, with paint, chrome and leather still looking Sports Car Market #212-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III fixed-head coupe. S/N AM30031848. Pacific Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 50,056 miles. Fairly good older paint, with a few chipped edges and lifting at front clamshell edges. Well-creased leather is pos- TOP 10 No. 8

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. sibly original. Wheels are starting to rust, but sits nicely on a tall, old set of Turbospeed Mk4s. Special Series engine, new stainless exhausts. With original instruction book. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $540,641. One of only five fixed-head coupes, meaning it’s less practical than the usual 3-door hatch. However, in this ownership 45 years and obviously looked after. Sold very well at more than £100k ($146k) over top estimate. TOP 10 No. 1 #209-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V Vantage convertible. S/N DB4C1166R. Midnight Blue/blue vinyl/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 45,703 miles. One of 70 DB4 convertibles made and one of only five RHD Series V cars with the Vantage engine. Okay older paint with a few swirl marks. Decent chrome, new leather, excellent £1.1m–£1.4m ($1.6m–$2m) estimate, but that provisional bid was later accepted before sale’s end and it was declared sold at £900k plus premium. I’m not sure this is a bargain, as it just reflects an easing of the market which catalogers have so far been reluctant to acknowledge. However, bought by a London dealer and will be instantly retailed for more. TOP 10 No. 2 #232-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 convertible. S/N DB5C1287R. Dubonnet Rosso/gray canvas/Mushroom leather. RHD. Restored, shiny and straight with very good shutlines. Almost new leather, motor concours level, but not the original. Reunited with its original registration number. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,176,999. One of 84 EU vote. Probably wise to let it go when he did because immediately after the out vote, the pound tanked. #206-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Vantage coupe. S/N DB52084R. Moss Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 402 miles. Pleasingly original, with older paint, a few dings and nicely creased black leather. Okay it’s rough and dented, dull paint with some corrosion blisters, but not rotten underneath. Leather should come back nicely with a bit of care. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,176,999. In TOP 10 No. 3 dash and instruments. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,470,702. High-water mark of the sale, just tipping the million-quid mark. Appeared to stall at £920k ($1.34m) against a RHD DB5 convertibles. All-in price of £807,900 means an accepted top bid of about £720k ($1m), a little ways behind lower estimate of £750k ($1.1m), but it was enough to get the job done and a pragmatic decision by seller in the uncertain weeks before Britain’s this ownership for 43 years, but off the road since 2006. Estimate at just £450k–£550k ($656k–$801k), which on the face of it looked reasonable, but the cataloger was obviously forgetting the draw of originality. No surprise it went high, though it’ll cost almost as much to restore, as it’s a basket case. #224-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage coupe. S/N DB62594R. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 15,707 miles. Barn find presented in Bonhams’ usual style with half the car cleaned off and half left as found. Very original with good panel fit and door gaps. New steel floors, but sills are a bit frilly at edges. Well-creased leather is original and would probably revive with a bit of care. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $279,572. Sold on the mark for a very original, as-found DB6. Turns out open-air storage is a feasible investment strategy. Only £12k ($16k) behind the ostensibly nicer, on-the-road Mk II auto (Lot 230). TOP 10 No. 4 #219-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Volante. S/N DBVC3707R. Eng. # 4003628. Pewter/black cloth/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 40,130 miles. Originally Olive Green over fawn. Supplied with power steering, chrome wires, LSD and three-eared spinners. Paint dates from 2004 and still good. Almost-new leather, new carpets. Now with ZF 4-speed auto instead of original BW 3-speed. Tools and BMHIT Certificate. 116 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $899,612. Final price of £617,500 equates to an accepted top bid of £550k ($801k) against a £600k–£700k ($874k–$1m) estimate. It was the best of three DB6 Volantes at this sale, with one having bitsa status and one verging on tatty. Not sure why the others were priced so much higher— either way, they didn’t sell. Sold to a dealer in London and soon on retail “Price on Application.” #220-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63368R. Anthracite metallic/ Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 63,930 miles. Good repaint—originally Dubonnet Rosso, then red and this color from 2004. New wheels, new-looking (but actually much older) here at a top bid of £500k against an estimate of £750k–£800k ($1.1m–$1.2m), although looked like no serious offers. And I’m not surprised. Today’s buyers want top cars, not bitsas, and this came near the end of the sale, when the room was thinning noticeably. The much tattier, but more original, Mk I Volante 3705R, Lot 248, was unsuccessfully bid to £600k ($874,117), which should have, to my mind, been enough to secure this one. For comparison, Volante 3707R earlier in the sale (Lot 219), sold for £617,500 ($899,612) including premium. #248-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 con- vertible. S/N DBVC3705R. Dubonnet Rosso/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 33,808 miles. One of 170 LWB cars after initial run of 37 on shorter DB5 chassis, though these aren’t called Volantes. Tatty by today’s standards, with older paint a bit orange-peeled, slightly variable door gaps, one small ding at back of one sill and other dings and bubbles in various places on the body. Appears solid enough underneath. Original leather coming apart. Wheel spokes slightly rusty. Speedo changes mean real mile- leather going a bit baggy. With power steering and three-eared spinners from new. Never seen one with a column shift before. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $287,730. Fetched the same money as the barn-find DB6 (Lot 224), but that’s what originality gets you these days. #241-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vo- lante. S/N DBVC3708R. Dubonnet Rosso/ black cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 10,555 miles. Mk I rebuilt to Mk II specs in 1981 following an accident, using parts from coupe 3291R. Good paint, new leather and carpets, power-assisted steering from new. Now with motor punched out to 4.2 liters and Vantage spec, both by marque expert RS Williams. Curiously, catalog says it’s an auto while age is 75k and change. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $874,117. Bid to £600k, unsold against a refer-department estimate. That should have been enough to buy it. Last in SCM Platinum Database from this sale in 2008 (SCM# 1640752), when it sold for $455,700. We said, “This price was a huge amount of money for a car that really was just a restoration project... and these cars cost $300k to do properly. Are we on our way to the first million-dollar DB6 Volante?” Well, yes, not long now...and $300k to restore one would look a snip now. #230-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II coupe. S/N DB6MK24198R. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 32,825 miles. Preserved rather than restored, with full-length, slide-back sunroof. Originally olive, respray is older but still quite shiny. Leather well patinated and creased in front, much better in back, with rear belts. Motor grubby. Real mileage is 81k-plus. It might be approaching its original claimed power output of 325 hp then... (Have you noticed only about the same was claimed for the following 5.3 V8?) Period, rather Camaroesque chin spoiler fitted, but since the DBS styling was copied from the first-gen Camaro (stand them side by side if you don’t believe me), it’s probably legit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $140,879. Though it missed the lower estimate of £100k ($145k) by about 10%, these are starting to come of age. The right money for a perfectly usable DBS. #204-1972 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N DBSV810331RC. Pacific Blue/ fawn leather. RHD. Odo: 72,745 miles. Thoroughly restored, motor rebuilt at a cost of £28k, now 5.6 liters, still on fuel injection (and only making 3 hp less than factory claimed from original 5.3 V8...). New leather, decent dash, dash top and instruments. MotoLita steering wheel. Engine very clean and tidy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $165,354. Gradu- Cond: 3. SOLD AT $295,889. Fair money for a driver-quality DB6 in the U.K. in May/June 2016, but they were getting 25% more than this last year. #242-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS Van- tage coupe. S/N DBS5764R. Dubonnet Rosso/black leather. RHD. Odo: 25,619 miles. Restored with repaint 1994—still good looking and tidy. Straight, decent bumper chrome, with nicely patinated leather, almost distressed on driver’s side. Slightly chipped paint on steering-wheel spokes. Engine bay in used condition, with motor banged out to 4.2 liters. showing a manual stick in the interior shot. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $728,430. Bought by vendor at a U.K. auction in 2008. Not sold 118 ally creeping up in value, but still only roughly level with the preceding DBS 6-cylinders. These look like relative bargains compared with the later V8s, and to my mind are the most attractive with the four-headlight front, as William Towns intended. A Camaro’s only about a third of the price, however. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. #202-1977 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series III Stage 1 coupe. S/N V811774RCAS. Silver/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 65,109 miles. Older (2009–11) restoration, which included new sills and outriggers as they normally do. Clean and tidy with good chrome. Converted #237-1986 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA Series III Shooting Brake. S/N 13511. Atrium Blue/black leather. Unique Shooting Brake conversion by Roos on original, origami wedge before it was softened into the S4. Good order all around, with unmarked leather and very good veneers. Digital odo. Later 4-speed auto fitted, replacing TorqueFlite. Swiss domiciled, but German title. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $247,666. These were expensive enough to start with, but in Silverstone in Feb 2014, for $280,034 (SCM# 6686220). Before that at this sale in 2013 for $145k (SCM# 6385962). We said in 2014, “Originally supplied to the Burton retail group. X-Pack is the one everyone (especially the trade) wants, and the price is consistent with gentle inflation over the past five years since the best examples breached the £150k ($250k) market, especially with that full service history and little extra expenditure likely needed soon.” In 2013 we described it as “slightly well bought.” Following that, someone made a tidy profit in less than a year. This time, it looks more like steady inflation, as it was priced about right for market, model and condition. #203-1993 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE to manual transmission from automatic. Now with electronic ignition and uprated a/c (so it should work, at least). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $96,823. Sold mid-estimate, this looks a relative bargain for any Aston V8 worth having. Especially as this is the later, improved S3. Well bought, although not ambitiously estimated. #225-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series IV Vantage coupe. S/N V8VOR12186. Jubilee Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 71,584 miles. Well-kept Oscar India (for “October Introduction” from the phonetic alphabet), with good paint and some scratches in front bumper. Good and solid underneath. New exhaust. Lightly creased leather may be original. 1996 the Hong Kong-based owner asked Roos to convert it to a wagon, with the work completing in 2000. Just the glass cost CHF 40k (~$27k)... After all that he was never going to get his money back, but it bid to £170k against a £200k–£240k ($291k–$350k) estimate. Just a few weeks later one could have had the unique XJS Lynx Eventer Gucci wagon at Goodwood for a bit less than half that... #221-1987 ASTON MARTIN V8 Van- tage X-Pack Volante. S/N SCFCV81V2HTR15595. Cumberland Grey/Mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 72,820 miles. Excellent, unscuffed and well-looked-after condition. Restored in 2008—just 2,300 miles ago. Polished rims. Leather only lightly creased and not worn. Tidy, leak-free motor, with factory finishes. Full A-M history with 20 stamps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $328,522. Last sold by been converted to 6.3 and/or widebodies because the Virage was considered a bit of a duffer when it was launched. To be fair, it was developed on a tiny budget. This sold over high estimate, approaching V8 Volante money, partly because these cars have inflated so much recently and partly because of excellent, low-mileage, one-owner provenance and condition. Ronal wheels like X-Pack cars, and said to have X-Pack camshafts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $287,730. Mostly stored since 2010. Let go under estimate, but I’ll call it well sold because even this would have been Volante XPack money not long ago. #249-1997 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. S/N SCFDAM2S6VBR79041. Pentland Green/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 45,240 miles. Second-gen V8 is basically an improved Virage with Vantage looks. Vantage trunk conversion carried out by the factory prior to 2003. Decent leather and veneers. Speedo change means real mileage is about Volante. S/N SCFDAM2CXPBR60083. Gladiator Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 26,000 miles. Converted to 6.3-L specification by Aston Martin in 1995. Good all around, lowish mileage and full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $206,146. So many of these have 54,000. No history after 2007. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $103,350. V8 coupe was only produced for three years (1994–97) and, in the shadow of the unlauded Virage, it’s quite a 120 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, U.K. rare thing. But that does make it look like a good value against the earlier V8, to which it is dynamically superior. Sold mid-estimate, so no need to hold the front page. #228-1998 ASTON MARTIN PROJECT VANTAGE concept car coupe. Green/tan leather. One-off factory prototype. Fully functional, works and drives, but can’t be registered or used on the road. Good order all around, and interior, unsurprisingly, is hardly worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $127,825. Since leather. RHD. Odo: 2,637 miles. Ah, the iron fist in an, er, iron glove. Fairly mental for the period, with 600 hp, ultimate variant of Virage series, achieved with two big Eaton superchargers. This is one of four RHD cars with manual transmissions. Uses Corvette gearbox due to high torque load. Very low mileage. Well kept with lightly creasing leather and excellent veneers. With books and tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $654,859. Number nine of the 40 Le Mans cars built. Got to the required £400k ($583k) very slowly. I guess these will always be collectible, but the ongoing expenditure will always be huge if you actually use it. You could save a lot of hassle by buying a Viper GTS ACR instead. (See profile, p. 90.) #226-2007 ASTON MARTIN VAN- 2003 has been on display in Works (formerly Works Service) reception at Newport Pagnell alongside the production V12 Vanquish. A lot to pay for something you can’t use, but a nice thing for the Aston completist. Sold a little lighter than anticipated at around the same value as a driver-quality DBS—or a bit less than a real, running, drivable used Vanquish in the U.K. TOP 10 No. 5 #215-2000 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V600 Le Mans coupe. S/N SCFDAM2S6 XBR70259. Green/green QUISH S 2+2 coupe. S/N SCFAC243J7B502483. Black/red & black leather. Odo: 27,046 km. Shiny and unscuffed. Driver’s leather just relaxing a bit. Japanese-supplied and still Japanese-titled, with a huge 20% extra in taxes to pay if it stays in the EU. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $119,667. Out of production for almost 10 years, this is a future classic. Let go £8k ($12k) under lower estimate—meaning that the accepted top bid was about £18k ($26k) under. When you consider the unstreetable Project Vatange concept car—that led to the Vanquish—sold two lots later for £5k ($7k) more, this doesn’t look to be a bad value. Provided it stays out of Europe. © 122 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN Auctions America — Auburn Spring 2016 A 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL sold for an exceptional $48,400 — the Elvis bump was strong with this one Company Auctions America Date May 5–7, 2016 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 287/393 Sales rate 73% Sales total $7,068,615 High sale 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, sold at $247,500 Buyer’s premium The Elvis factor helped with selling three times over market price — 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL sedan, sold at $48,400 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics W hile everyone else in the Midwest was hibernating this past winter, Donnie Gould and his capable staff at Auctions America were busy lin- ing up consignments for their annual spring sale. This year they assembled the usual eclectic mix of collector cars old and new, with everything from Full Classics to muscle cars, with a few trucks, barn finds, projects and celebrity cars included in the mix. It’s always interesting to see the influence of January’s Scottsdale sales on Auctions America’s consignments. This was the year of Trans Ams, with nine total in the sale ranging from a 1974 with a 455 not selling at a high bid of $50k to a ’75 — described in this report as a hot mess — selling for a little over $11k. Four more ranging from 1979 to ’81 sold from high teens to low $20k. No doubt their value will follow with the current T/A market trend. This year the sale opened on a Thursday to beauti- ful spring weather, with many opening-day deals to be had. For instance, Lot 125, a 1968 Ford Mustang 390 California Special offered with no reserve, found a new owner at a very reasonable $23,100. Lot 130, a 1979 Camaro Z/28 also without reserve, traded hands 126 Auburn, IN at $7,920 — confirming the deals are usually there early and late in the sale. On the lower end of the value scale, Lot 568, a really clean, wire-wheeled 1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI, sold cheaply at $2,530. It just goes to show there’s something for everyone and every budget here. High-sale honors this year go to Lot 833, a 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 that sold for $247,500. The Mustang Boss 429, Lot 811, came in a close second at $238,700. Other notable sales include a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SEL formerly in the stable of one Mr. Elvis Aaron Presley. It sold for an ceptional $48,400 — the Elvis p was strong with this one. Attendees set record gate attendance for the auction park this year, with everybody checking out the car corral and swapmeet, as well as an AACA National meeting on the park grounds. Also included this year was a new Cars & Coffee car show for enthusiasts to come out, visit and show off their own rides. No doubt the great weather over the early May weekend had a positive effect on attendance. With total consignments up by 31% over Spring 2015 and sales jumping 42% year over year, the Auctions America crew must be pleased with the results of their hard work. ♦ Sales Totals $18m $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN ENGLISH #838-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N W804685. Imperial Maroon/black leather. Odo: 85,233 miles. Paint badly deteriorating, with cracks, scratches and checking in abundance. Painted wire wheels and fresh wide whites look good. Hood wouldn’t open. Interior wood in good shape, but in need of refin- controlled storage since. One wonders how close to low estimate a potential buyer needs to be to get the consignor to let it go? Apparently a lot closer than $30k. It also helps when more than one buyer is interested. ish. Leather shows normal wear. Equipped with toolkit and manual. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. This car really caught the eye across the room, but, once you got within 10 feet, the flaws were obvious. Considering what the cost would be to restore it and what it might bring then, the owner should have let it go. Can’t imagine this fetching more anytime soon. #830-1973 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UD1S21496. British Racing Green/tan canvas/Biscuit leather. Odo: 7,842 miles. Paint showing some scratches and chips. Decent chrome wire wheels and exterior bright bits. Grungy, grimy engine compartment. Interior in good nick, but it could use a #836-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412000728. Silver metallic/silver hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 7,173 miles. Paint shows some minor scratches, but good panel fit. No visible rust issues. Engine compartment reveals nothing remarkable— pretty much what you’d expect in a driverquality car. Interior upholstery looks fresh and you look at the bill of sale and see “Elvis A. Presley.” Then you look in the backseat and there’s an Elvis mannequin all dressed up in a rhinestone jumpsuit. Another lot without reserve from the Smoky Mountain Museum Collection. This isn’t the kind of car one would necessarily associate with the King, but it sure had an impact on the price. This lot brought better than three times what the market would bring. Well sold. well done, with wood steering wheel and aftermarket stereo. Reported to have had engine rebuilt at 66k miles. Comes with both hard and soft tops. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,700. Nice color combination. One wonders why it would have needed an engine rebuild at 66k miles? No matter, as it was offered with no reserve and sold well below low estimate. This one looks like a win for the buyer. #850-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 se- thorough cleaning. Equipped with luggage rack, factory a/c and 1971 bumper guards in place of ridiculous ’73 versions. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $62,700. Said to have been recently mechanically sorted—including rebuild of engine, new clutch, belts, wires, etc. Another XKE driver offered here selling at a reasonable price—just a tick above low estimate. GERMAN #782-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7501727. Moss Green/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 82,066 miles. Beautiful paint looks fresh and well done. Excellent panel gaps. New canvas top and leather interior done to a high standard. Nice engine compartment detail. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Said to be recipient of a three-year restoration completed in 2012, and in climate- 128 dan. S/N 523100012120012. Dark blue/blue leather. Odo: 58,661 miles. Paint looks original while showing some micro scratches and chips. Wear commensurate with age. Driverquality engine compartment equipped with parts-store battery. Interior looks good except for a rip in driver’s seat. Very nice wood trim. Decent engine and interior detail. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,300. Came in well over presale estimate. Current price guides say this was actually a market-correct result, if not a bit of a bargain. It seems both parties should be pleased with the result. ITALIAN #833-1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. Hydraulically driven windows, seats, doors, trunk, sunroof and suspension. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. Popular with dictators, royalty and celebrities alike. One of 2,677 built between 1963–81. As Merc 600s go, this S/N 11783. Red/Biscuit leather. Odo: 117,000 km. Paint looks good. Window frames show scratches. Chrome Borrani knockoff wheels look very good. Windshield showing some wiper scratches. Engine compartment looks like it got a little hot under the hood, with the Sports Car Market #504-1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING convertible. S/N 1832840262. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 32,749 miles. Nice paint shows a minor crack near engine compartment hinge and another small one on rear fender welting. Top looks fresh and well fitted. was a good buy. If there are issues with the complicated hydraulics, there may be more checks to write. #876-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SEL sedan. S/N 10801912073523. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,312 miles. Looks like one respray done and to a decent standard—showing a chip in the hood. Needs a good wash. Driverquality engine detail. Okay interior with no excessive wear. Wood trim looks to be in good condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,400. Kind of a bland car, but things change a bit when

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Auctions America Auburn, IN washer solvent bag showing some burnt edges—otherwise driver-quality detail. Nice interior leather, but wood trim could use a refinish. Gearbox rebuilt and clutch replaced rior with Moon instrument gauges. Tinted glass. Jaguar front and rear ends, with four- in 2009. Equipped with power windows, steering, brakes and factory a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $247,500. Originally built to European specs, with silver-blue paint and beige interior. Imported to the U.S. in 1979, with ownership history and service records going back to the ’80s. Hard to say $248k is a good price for a driver, but when it’s a driver of this pedigree it’s hard to argue it’s not a fair deal. The value can be driven up with some significant investment, but there is also comfort for new owner in knowing it won’t be wasted money. AMERICAN #866-1932 ROCKNE MODEL 65 sedan. S/N 3765. Burgundy & black/gray cloth. Odo: 44,500 miles. Paint shows lots of cracks and checking. Brightwork showing its age, but not horribly so. Decent engine compartment. Solid interior, although the ground is visible through floor boards. Seems like some filler pieces are missing or not where they should be. Cond: 3. wheel disc brakes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,350. Nice to see the builder didn’t denigrate the Ford name by dropping in the usual small-block Chevy. Offered at no reserve from the Driscoll Collection. Color choices were unusual, but it all comes together very nicely. A well-done hot rod at entry-level money and a good buy just slightly over low estimate. #747-1934 CADILLAC V12 town sedan. S/N 4100120. Richmond Maroon/black vinyl/ tan broadcloth. Odo: 16,649 miles. Flawless paint and body gaps. Massive doors latch effortlessly, with a satisfying clunk. Excellent brightwork. Well-detailed engine compartment. Clear glass all around. Beautiful interior shows no wear. Equipped with hot-water cabin heater, dual foot rests, umbrella cabinet and SOLD AT $9,625. In 1931, Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne was hired as a promotional manager by Studebaker. Shortly thereafter he died in an airplane crash. Studebaker built this car in tribute to his memory. Offered at no reserve from Smoky Mountain Museum. You’re not going to find this car in any current price guide, but it seems to be a solid car and for under $10k, the new owner should be pleased. #801-1932 FORD MODEL 18 5-window coupe. S/N 51254553. Champagne & brown metallic/brown vinyl/brown velour. Odo: 11,062 miles. Excellent paint with unusual color combination and good panel fit. Excellent chrome. Red powder-coated rims with chrome spokes. LeBaron Bonney custom inte- 130 trunk rack. Original build sheet included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,250. Let’s be honest here—the market for these cars is aging out and therefore getting very thin. Look for more bargains like this in the future as potential buyers become fewer and farther between. This car was a bargain for buyer, but I don’t see its value increasing significantly anytime soon. #790-1949 FORD F-1 pickup. S/N 98RC2952264. Dark blue metallic/blue velour. Odo: 8,518 miles. 221-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Excellent paint and panel fit. Lots of chrome for a truck of this vintage—all in good shape. Steel wheels with caps, rings and wide whites look great. Tinted glass. Okay engine compartment. Looks like gas has been weeping out of carburetor base. Nice interior, with well-detailed original dash and gauges. Natural wood finish in bed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,650. Offered with no reserve, this truck was well done with great color and a bit of chrome bling. Trucks Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN looked pretty complete. Sales result came in a little short of pre-sale estimate, but still market correct—a fair deal both ways. #809-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N F58S107267. Rio Red/red, black & gray vinyl. Odo: 35,553 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 3-sp. Paint with no flaws matched by excellent panel fit. Good, clear glass. Minor micro-scratches on chrome brightwork. Spotless engine compartment. Fitted with Tri-Power carburetion, but the original carb and intake come with sale. Man- continue to be strong and, assuming the mechanicals are sound, this one was well bought. #853-1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- ible. S/N 539W6350. Polar White/dark green canvas/green & white leather. Odo: 589 miles. 303-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Polar White paint shows well, except for some gunk of unknown origin lodged in right rear fender welting. Perhaps left from buffing? Hood fit a little off, but otherwise decent gaps. Excellent exterior chrome and stainless trim. Top looks fresh, but a little baggy on sides. Spotless engine compartment well detailed. Interior looks good as A great color combination, with incredible body lines, really set off by chrome wire wheels. Looking at a #2 car for #3 money. Well bought below low estimate. #489-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S103133. Turquoise & white/white vinyl. Odo: 99,366 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Nice paint, panel fit and shiny bits. Rims look like they should be on a small truck—they’re just not working with this presentation. Interior looks fresh and tidy. Factory tach. Not sure what it came with for a top. Grungy engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,900. Another Corvette said ual steering and brakes. Interior shows as well as rest of car, with fresh weatherstripping and window rubber all around. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $73,700. Two-owner car. Frame-off restoration to a better-than-new standard. It wasn’t all that long ago you could find these cars at half this price. This one was well done and sold at market-correct price—both parties should walk away happy with result. #842-1960 BUICK ELECTRA 225 con- new. Equipped with padded dash, power windows and power seats. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,100. The few issues with this car are easily remedied with little expense. Take care of those issues and new owner is looking at an excellent return should he be looking to resell any time soon. Well bought a good bit under low estimate. #848-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N V257F230722. Onyx Black/ black vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 1,771 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent paint and panel fit. Gleaming exterior brightwork. Convertible top looks new and fits well. Welldetailed engine compartment. Fresh interior, although seat-cover fit could use a little attention. Equipped with dual antennas, Wonder Bar radio, power steering and brakes. Cond: vertible. S/N 8G1074925. Red/black vinyl/ brown leather. Odo: 370 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Beautiful paint sparkles under hall lights. Great panel fit, which is no small chore with all the angles in the body. Brilliant exterior brightwork. Spotless engine compartment. Interior fresh and well done. Worst is uphol- to be a resto-mod, with a frame-off completed in 1989. Besides rims, there didn’t seem to be much modern about this car. I suspect it’s a positive spin on a non-numbers-matching car, as there were no claims to that anywhere. That said, it did exceed the high estimate, and a proper set of Rally rims or steel wheels with correct hubcaps could boost the value without having to spend a great deal of money. This looked like a fair deal both ways. BEST BUY #824-1961 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 1Y86H411790. Wimbledon White/black canvas/blue leather. Odo: 4,279 miles. 430-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Newer paint well done, but didn’t make it into door jambs. Excellent exterior chrome, stainless and aluminum trim. Convertible top looks fresh and done well. Nothing to gripe about under hood. Interior shows a bit of wear, stery around rear seat speaker, which is a little wonky, but you have to look hard to see it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. This is one car you don’t see every day, with over-the-top body styling. Wings on the back weren’t enough, so they put them on the front as well. 2-. SOLD AT $63,800. Reported to have been recipient of a cosmetic restoration. They must have started with a good one because this car 132 “ but not excessively so. The worst is wood veneer bubbling a bit on dashboard. Cond: 2-. Kind of a bland car, but things change a bit when you look at the bill of sale and see “Elvis A. Presley.” Then you look in the backseat and there’s a mannequin in a rhinestone jumpsuit. ” Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN SOLD AT $24,200. First year for the suicidedoor Continental and the best looking of the run. It doesn’t get any cooler than a 4-door convertible; that is, unless you got it at a bargain price, which this buyer did. Well bought. #765-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Corsa convertible. S/N 107675C105155. Evening Orchid/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 74,213 miles. 164-ci turbocharged H6, 4-sp. Paint done nine years ago, but still looks fresh and well done. Excellent panel fit and exterior brightwork. Engine bay shows very well— clean and shiny. No gripes with the interior, top or glass. Equipped with teak wood wheel, rior leather and wood look spectacular—showing little to no wear. Fresh chrome wire mentation shows this car was originally leased to Shelby American in Los Angeles. It is further reported that the eight Webers were added sometime in late ’80s. Came in way short of a reasonable, if not conservative, pre-sale estimate. This was a nice car, but the money just wasn’t in the room. Owner rightfully decided to hang on and sell another day. #480-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE wheels with whitewall tires really pop. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,500. This car has loads of eyeball. It’s an unusual color combination that really comes together well. It wasn’t that long ago when you’d pay $25k for something like this, but they seem to be on the way up of late. This one is a beauty and well bought at just below low estimate. There seems still a lot of meat on the bone if new owner decides to flip it. factory tach and gauges. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,400. Offered at no reserve. Former AACA award winner. Claimed only 275 miles since restoration in 2007, so that works out to 30 miles per year. I think if I consigned it, I might not mention the low miles since restoration, as not much is worse than letting a car sit. If all is well mechanically, this is a fair deal all around. #519-1966 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N E6139023. Antique Gold/ light gold vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 13,487 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Beautiful paint and exterior brightwork shows very well. Top in good condition and fitting well. Engine compartment looks clean and well kept. Inte- #817-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM65462. Wimbledon White/black vinyl. Odo: 15 miles. 289-ci V8, 8x1-bbl, 4-sp. Okay paint, with crack in right rear pillar. Hood fit a little off, but you come to expect that with fiberglass. Driver-quality brightwork. Nice engine compartment, with those awesome Webber stacks. Interior shows no excessive wear. Features racing seat belts and, of course, Carroll Shelby signed the glovebox. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Docu- custom convertible. S/N 194677S115115. Yellow & purple/red canvas/black leather. Odo: 29,700 miles. 350-ci 430-hp V8, 4-bbl, 6-sp. Although they were polarizing, the paint and graphics were very well done. GM ZZ4 crate motor residing in a driver-quality engine compartment. C4 wheels, modern aftermarket steering wheel, Al Knoch leather interior, Kicker sound system and a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,650. This resto-mod was well done, but the paint is just over the top. Surpassed the high estimate, so hard to say that it was a good buy. If the new owner plans on a respray, matching the quality of the existing paint would be costly. Call it well sold today. #792-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Malibu convertible. S/N 136677B169882. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 36,747 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint overspray on trim and rubber gaskets. Exterior trim with many dings and dents. White top showing some mildew. Engine compartment reveals rattle-can restoration. Seams coming undone on front bench. Horn cap missing. Holes where once there were speakers in rear-seat side boards. Rubber trim in rough shape. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,400. Yeah, it’s rough, but if you’re looking for a good base car to restore, this was your lot. Question is, can it be done without getting upside down? I’d say it’s too close to call. Well sold. #810-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS convertible. S/N 136679B387170. Dark green metallic/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 46,354 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Advertised as body-on restoration in 2016. Paint looks fresh and well done, with good panel fit. Exterior brightwork shows scratches on Apillar trim and pitting on ornamental hood 134 Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Auctions America Auburn, IN Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 BMW 640i xDrive coupe vents. Convertible top looks new and well fitted. Windshield has slight wiper scratch. Nice engine compartment detail. Interior Date sold: 07/05/2016 eBay auction ID: 242449619590 Seller’s eBay ID: ticosystems Sale type: Used car with 8,120 miles VIN: WBALY1C50FDZ73560 Details: White over black leather; 3.0-L I6 rated at 315 hp and 330 lb/ft; 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $54,000, Buy It Now, sf 292 MSRP: $76,100 (base) Other current offering: Galpin Premier Collection in Van Nuys, CA, asking $60,906 for a 2015 640i in black over black leather, with 21,170 miles. 2015 Dodge Viper GTS coupe seat-belt retainer missing from top of seat. Displayed with original window sticker showing a price of $7,734.00. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,400. Originally purchased by David Akeman—better known as Stringbean from the Grand Ole Opry and “Hee Haw” television show. Consigned without reserve from the Smoky Mountain Museum Collection. It’s a ’70s time-capsule car, with a famous original owner. It won’t ever pull Elvis-type money, but still a strong result here. Well sold over high estimate. good looking and showing no excessive wear. Equipped with Rally wheels, factory gauges, power steering and brakes. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,200. If you want late-’60s muscle with a stick to stir the gears, here’s your car. A well-turned-out example selling at a bargain price; someone got a great deal here. Sold well below a rising-market price. #811-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 429 Date sold: 06/21/2016 eBay auction ID: 262489502073 Seller’s eBay ID: viperpalmer678 Sale type: Used car with 80 miles VIN: 1C3ADEBZ3FV510022 Details: Adrenaline Red over sepia-and-black leather; 8.4-L V10 rated at 645 hp and 600 lb/ft, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $85,987, Buy It Now, sf 349 MSRP: $107,995 (base) Other current offering: White’s Auto Group in Urbana, OH, offering a 2015 black-over-black Viper, with just five miles, for $96,999. 2015 Porsche Boxster S convertible fastback. S/N 0F02Z104685. Grabber Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 16,705 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original paint shows lots of scratches, Magnum 500 wheels and tires look fresh. Grungy engine compartment. Interior turning an unpleasant shade of yellow. Note in car requests to not start until some carburetor issues were addressed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $238,700. Said to have been consigned by its second owner, who purchased it from his #419-1975 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W875N578401. White/blue velour. Odo: 75,127 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint is faded, chipped and bubbling, with rust showing around rear window. Cracked rear bumper and nose. Windshield shows wiper scratches. Engine compartment looks like a nightmare, with aluminum flat- stock braces added from inner fenders to radiator support. Cheesy engine add-ons including an air filter with no element present. Interior has empty speaker holes cut into doors and console. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,275. Trans Ams are hot...this one was a hot mess. Sold post-block for $11,275, which is all the money considering the ratty presentation. Well sold. neighbor and put the car in storage. Judging by scratches in paint, it looks as though car sat uncovered in owner’s garage collecting boxes that were carelessly slid off body when removed. Comes with Marti documentation verifying its pedigree. The fact that it sat so long and shows up with mechanical issues is a red flag for sure, but try and find another one. Result was under low estimate, but a strong number in my book. Well sold. #875-1974 CADILLAC DEVILLE Date sold: 06/18/2016 eBay auction ID: 351756522089 Seller’s eBay ID: mmc_nyc Sale type: Certified pre-owned with 9,661 miles VIN: WP0CB2A8XFS130078 Details: Silver over black leather; 3.4-L H6 rated at 315 hp and 266 lb/ft; 6-sp, RWD Sale result: $58,000, 24 bids, sf 21 MSRP: $63,600 (base) Other current offering: Porsche of North Olmstead, of North Olmstead, OH, asking $64,954 for a 2015 Agate Grey Metallic over black leather Boxster S, with 86 miles and an automatic. ♦ 136 coupe. S/N 6D47R4E501228. Persian Lime Green/dark green vinyl/green brocade cloth. Odo: 2,646 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks original and in excellent condition. Exterior trim looks like new. Clear glass and vinyl top show no issues. Clean engine compartment. Interior looks like new, but left-side #798-1977 JEEP WAGONEER SUV. S/N J7A15MN050795. Dark brown/brown vinyl & plaid cloth. Odo: 9,273 miles. Paint looks like it was done on the quick and cheap. Exterior brightwork not so bright anymore. Bumpers painted argent. Vinyl wood applique fading a bit. Engine compartment looks like what you’d expect for a 40-year-old sport utility, with aftermarket aluminum radiator added. Interior is actually in good condition, not showing excessive wear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,250. Yes, it’s kind of rough, but, assuming there are no demons hiding under thick paint, for under $10k, call it a good deal. Well bought substantially below the pre-sale estimate. © Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT Bonhams — Greenwich Concours d’Elegance A 1966 Shelby GT350 sold for $159,500 — an impressive amount considering its New England ocean-rusted condition Company Bonhams Date June 5, 2016 Location Greenwich, CT Auctioneers Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 81/106 Sales rate 76% Sales total $5,383,675 High sale 2005 Ford GT coupe and 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Adaptation drophead coupe, each sold at $265,000 Buyer’s premium The most significant car from the estate of Fran Grayson — 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback, sold at $159,500 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Larry Trepel and Mark Moskowitz Intro by Larry Trepel Market opinions in italics cars returned home unsold. The monsoon conditions on Sunday may have kept some buyers away, but the number of people braving the rain to see the concours was a testament to the hardiness of people in the Northeast. The small space available meant no cars driven onstage to excite the crowd, but the large tent was packed with most of the cars to observe. There were interesting cars available to fit any bud- B get, including many early classics from the Evergreen Museum in Lebanon, MO, which sent 21 cars of all different types — all offered at no reserve. Four cars were also consigned at no reserve by the family of Fran Grayson, an interesting character who was an engineer, racer and buyer of some iconic cars that he preferred to store, hidden from all, for almost 40 years. His star was a 1966 Shelby GT350 that went for $159,500 — an impressive amount considering its New England ocean-rusted condition. At the lower end was a nicely restored 1962 Triumph TR3 that went for a fair $33,500, a delightful 1963 Fiat 600 Berlina, sold at $15,400, and a rebodied 1928 Jowett 140 onhams once again filled the need for the auction-starved tri-state Greenwich crowd, and the results were mixed. Nearly 80% of the lots sold, but many of the most valuable 7/17 that looked like it was pure fun to drive, going to its new owner for $34,100. If you had a bit more to spend, there were some very attractive and unusual lots to consider, including a 1952 Lancia Aurelia B20GT with a vintage race history that went for $121,000, a 1950 Tatra T87 that sold for $137,500, and a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL with a mini-trailer that sold for $192,500. With some impressive cars at the top level, anticipation was high as the auction started. The star cars included a 1937 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet A, a European-spec 1989 Ferrari F40 and a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. The high-end lots were largely unsold, with only two cars bringing more than $200k. Tied at the top was a 2005 Ford GT that sold post-sale for $265,000, the now-standardized price for very low-mileage examples. Also breaking the $200,000 barrier and sold post-sale was a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Adaptation drophead coupe at $265,000. With 81 cars sold, roughly the same number as in 2015, total sales dropped from $7.5m to about $5.4m. Considering that some key lots were unsold and no car broke the $300,000 barrier, the total dollar results were impressive and not as down as one might expect. Sellers at the very top may be holding out for the kinds of increases they expect but are no longer guaranteed. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT CZECH #15-1950 TATRA T87 sedan. S/N 79233. Eng. # 223338. Royal Blue/tan leather. Odo: 12,083 km. Older respray still impressive from a distance, but now has many flaws, with bubbling and lifting in various places. Restored interior has fewer issues—cracks in steering wheel, some wear on seats. Interesting instruments appear almost new. Fantastic-looking engine showing its age, but reasonably clean fully restored not too many years ago. Superb paintwork in striking color, but not without issues. Paint cracking in rear behind top and peeling off door hinges. Cracks under doors on both sides; may be stress point. Trunk paint doesn’t quite match rest of car and has some orange peel—likely done post-restoration. Interior also impressive. Seats now nicely pati- easy to maintain. Yet it will take considerable effort to bring this Allard to beyond a driverquality standard. Seller should be pleased. #28-1954 SWALLOW DORETTI road- ster. S/N T5621E. Eng. # TS621E. White/ black cloth/dark gray leather. Odo: 43,794 miles. Carefully restored recently in suitable off-white color. Some orange peel, but authentic looking for this genre. Styling more interesting in person than photos—bit of AustinHealey 3000 at rear combined with Cisitalia in front, but has its own personality. Chassis and undercarriage impeccable. Engine compartment impressive; seeing an SU carburetor breathing through a K&N filter into a super- appearance. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $137,500. Rarity, brilliant engineering and unique styling always make the T87 stand out. Much more striking than later Tatra models. Body deserves a fresh restoration with upgraded paint, and will likely receive it from new owner. Sold at current market value, but the Tatra T87 may be far more valuable in the future. Well bought and sold. ENGLISH #74-1928 JOWETT 7/17 Sports roadster. S/N 823147. Eng. # 823147. Light green/ green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 68,508 miles. Rebodied in 1970s with current sports body, appears carefully constructed. Paint holding up well, a few chips on inspection. Windshield frame paint has more significant deterioration than body panels. About as simple an interior as possible, and in nice condition. Engine nated, with minor cracking. Superb dash has wonderful gauges, beautiful wood marred only by chip on one side. Engine compartment well detailed, clean and with beautiful castings. Non-original engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $140,800. As with many classics, one has to see a Riley in person to understand why it’s so appealing and valuable. The wonderful styling and design of this car are evident close up. Quality of restoration is also evident, despite the passing of time. Non-original engine seems like a minor issue. Painted wire wheels give car a sense of balance that would be lost if chromed. Fairly bought and sold. #49-1951 ALLARD P1 Competition Se- ries coupe. S/N 91P1996. Red/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 9,803 miles. Attractive red paint well applied many years ago, now with multiple cracks and chips—especially along panel edges. A few dents in otherwise-straight panels. Trunk and hood panel fit poor, but typical for an Allard of this vintage. Mild pitting, dents and cracks in aged chrome. Attractive waterfall grille not flush with body. Appears to be vinyl seat covering. Gauges showing their charger is rare. Battery hold-down frame is white, looks odd. Interior impressively restored, original-style stitches in dash and door trim. Instruments perfect, although boost gauge under dash looks tacky. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,800. Clearly much care, love and money were put into this charming roadster. Doretti club members will debate whether supercharger is nicely done period-style modification or heathenous resto-mod upgrade. Sold slightly above the low estimate, but compared with a TR2, fetched an impressive amount of money. Fairly sold and bought. #5A-1957 JAGUAR XK 150 SE roadster. S/N S831179. Eng. # V24478. Pearl Gray/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 94,434 miles. Body needs total restoration. Appears fairly complete, but most parts—chrome pieces, lenses and trim—are beyond redemption and will need replacement anyway. Exhaust system disintegrated, frame getting there. 1988 registration sticker. Non-original engine. Ad- compartment clean, and opposed-twin, aircooled design looks unusual. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,100. This example of British engineering is likely much fun to drive—small and light with opposed-twin engine. Previously sold by RM at Hershey in 2014 for $38,500 (SCM# 6711517) to Evergreen Museum. Hopefully it is in good running condition, which would make it well bought. #35-1935 RILEY IMP 9-hp roadster. S/N 6027683. Eng. # 47252. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 15,485 miles. Appears to have been care- 142 age but appear to be original, with modern temp gauge and tach. Foil-covered heat shielding noted. Windshield cracked. Flathead Mercury runs smoothly and appears clean without oil leaks. Wiring messy. Alternator, aftermarket radiator cap, modern hoses and electric fan noted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $45,650. The P1 is a fabled saloon, with an outright Monte Carlo win to its credit. These were the muscle cars of their day, and this one sported the larger-displacement Mercury engine. A number of modifications made this example user friendly. These cars have a unique appearance and are dendum states only two carburetors, not three, as introduced in 1958 models. Seats just beyond salvageable, likely not original. Rest of interior in comparable condition. Cond: 6. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT SOLD AT $38,500. The non-original engine might affect the incentive to bring this to concours-level restoration. But this extremely deteriorated XK 150 will hopefully be a rewarding—and extreme—challenge for someone. I did not expect it to bring anywhere close to its estimate of $40k–$60k. Very well sold. #93-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II Adaptation drophead coupe. S/N LSXC173. Eng. # 451CS. Metallic blue/black cloth/beige leather. Odo: 8,414 miles. Excellent complete restoration in late ’90s. Repainted again by current owner in non-original metallic blue. Overall finish superb, but paint drip on trunk edge, flaw under taillight. Trunk fit off. Beautifully restored interior with inviting patina on Connolly leather. Dashboard restored to perfection. Alpine stereo installed, looks inappropriate. post-block sale was negotiated. Fairly sold and bought. #4-1962 TRIUMPH TR3B roadster. S/N TCF862L. Eng. # TCF883L. Spa White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 80,436 miles. B model has larger engine displacement—somewhat rare with 3,331 produced. Carefully done older restoration still looks fresh. All chrome superb, including wire wheels. Seats redone in proper style. Undercarriage not fully restored, but with new parts as needed and in tidy condition. Door, hood and trunk fit all excellent. Windshield rubber gasket slightly wavy and dash upper pad just a bit off at ends. Cond: 2. stored, shows no strong evidence of aging. Engine compartment clean—imperfect, but still impressive. Original-looking polished valve covers and carbs, not chromed. Upgraded radiator and fan. Driven, not stored. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Nicely done restoration, if not to the level seen in today’s most valuable examples. Evidence of some use, but no outstanding flaws. Perhaps color combination wasn’t attractive to potential buyers, and being driven by Leonardo DiCaprio in “Wolf of Wall Street” was not enough incentive. If Steve McQueen had driven it, might be a whole different story. Seller may do better in near future. #30-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk Scratches on vent-window glass. Non-original Silver Cloud III engine installed due to cracked block of original. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $265,000. Majestic and rare Rolls-Royce; only 107 convertibles built on Silver Cloud II chassis. Close inspection revealed a few flaws, but only relevant in concours competition. Sold at price similar to Mercedes 280SE 3.5 convertible—a good example of British luxury and craftsmanship versus German engineering and performance. High bid was $260k and SOLD AT $33,550. Beautifully done body-up restoration. No evident shortcuts or excessive glitz added. Because of their modest value, it’s uncommon to see a TR3 this carefully restored. Reportedly owned by professional restorer, which makes sense as to why evident time and care were invested. Fairly bought and sold. #9-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 con- vertible. S/N 879997. Eng. # RA32479. Primrose Yellow/tan vinyl/red leather. Odo: 5,132 miles. Competent paintwork. Panel and door fit good. Few minor scratches and slight pitting in chrome pieces. Interior also nicely re- III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L25720. Eng. # 29KRUH514. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 37,422 miles. Older respray still holding up well, although some excessive thickness is apparent. Windshield rubber gasket is recent, but has bad tear on one side. Trunk fit off, while doors and hood fit well. Bumpers and chrome pieces reasonably fresh. Underbody not restored. Interior looks restored and nicely done. Wood dash excellent and seats done with care. Engine compartment clean and partially restored with some new parts and refinishing where needed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,700. Somewhat puzzling example of the catalog promoting originality instead of the benefits of a car that has clearly received some restoration. Described as “highly original with great patina” (“save for an older respray”), but appearance is quite different. High bid of $45k did not meet reserve on the block, but a deal was put together shortly afterwards. #44-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk IA roadster. S/N B382000607LRXFE. Eng. # 5199F21KA. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 83,312 miles. Top-tier paintwork on perfectly restored body. Not even a swirl mark on that beautiful black paint. Chrome and under- 144 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT carriage equally impressive. Interior, trunk and engine also restored to high level. American Racing wheels show just slight wear on polished rims. Faultless overall. Original 260 engine replaced by 289 recently, but included with car. Fiberglass hood with NACA ducts tion of components, linkages, rubber parts. Suspension and brake parts also looking rough, so engine-out service makes sense. Other than interior, looks like a full restoration will be needed to bring it back to glory. The 4-speed manual transmission is a plus, the 2+2 body is a minus. Still, I see it as a rewarding if costly project. Well sold. #63-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMAR- and air scoop. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $110,000. As good a complete restoration as possible made this a quite stunning Tiger. Perhaps black paint has limited appeal to potential buyers. Non-original engine seems a non-issue since original 260 also goes to buyer. Puzzling to me why a resto-mod-type hood would be installed on a car that was so carefully restored, but could be replaced by new owner if desired. Perhaps that had an effect on the bidding, as it was a no-sale at high bid of $110k. Sold post-sale at that same price, so a compromise by all parties. Very well bought. #96-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 2+2 coupe. S/N UC1S73754. Eng. # 7S7881SA. Dark blue/black leather. Odo: 58,614 miles. Another Fran Grayson hidden treasure, stored since 1980 with 59k miles, but needs much work to get it running and presentable. Body looks sound, resprayed sometime prior to storage, significant paint damage on area at top of hood and cowl. Wire wheels have moderate corrosion. Chrome shows little pitting other than tailgate vent piece. Corrosion and dirt on engine—will need much work. No attempt to check running condition prior to auction. Interior a mixed bag, original seats still GUE coupe. S/N SCAYG0001BCX0251. Blue/blue leather. Odo: 69,832 km. Purportedly original paint, but may have been partially resprayed at one time. Still a striking, unusual color. Headlight wiper-blade system visible, but no wiper arms installed. All chrome in excellent condition. Windshield and rear window both have small delamination spots. Lucas driving lights with unmarked plastic covers. Interior undoubtedly original and superb. Driver’s seat has a little wear but looks inviting. Dashboard wood has two unfortunate cracks, otherwise excellent. Tape player up top has been removed and replaced pressive. Engine recorded as rebuilt in Germany around 2000. Current owner had some elements of engine polished or chromed to a higher level. Interior most striking. After much effort, I finally found small area near running board where paint is chipping and lifting. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. Restored not many years ago by the previous owner, painted in silver with a blue interior. It was then restored again by the current owner, who clearly spared no expense and clothed it in his preferred colors. After its Pebble Beach third-place finish, it was put up for auction at RM’s Phoenix 2015 sale, but didn’t sell at a $3.1m high bid (SCM# 6772281). Driven just 14 miles since then; current owner has now not met his expectations at two auctions. Clearly displaying then selling a car at this level is a complex situation. A fabulous piece of art that will eventually have its day, but some art should be driven. by two extra VDO gauges. Cutouts for gauges poorly done—a slight flaw that stands out but could be easily redone. Belgian dealer-service sticker in door jamb. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. Fine example of relatively rare RollsRoyce. Reported to have just two owners, this Camargue was clearly well cared for over the years by consignor. Odometer shows just 43k miles, reflected in condition. Graceful looking from some angles, odd looking from others, Pininfarina design adds to the story. By far the most expensive Rolls-Royce of its time. Buyer should be prepared for high cost of any repairs, but has an outstanding car to enjoy. Fairly bought and sold. GERMAN #31-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Cabriolet A. S/N 154146. Eng. # 154 146. Burgundy/brown cloth/cream leather. Odo: 73,837 km. Recent restoration of the very highest level, as expected of a 540K that appeared at Pebble Beach in 2014. Spectacular paintwork, all other exterior elements done to perfection. Engine compartment equally im- usable with some work and may present nicely. Dashboard quite nice, carpeting not so nice, some trim will need replacement. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $25,300. This E-type has some attractive parts to it—interior and overall body condition are good and original. Unfortunately, it was repainted once already, so only makes sense to respray it again. Engine is also in need of extensive replacement or restora- 146 #58-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104010014685. Eng. # 12191210014809. Black/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 280 miles. Two-year-old restoration by renowned 190SL expert Bruce Adams. Includes custom trailer that has 190SL rear fenders and beautiful ’50s-style wood interior. The car itself is restored to perfection. Lustrous paint with zero orange peel. Engine compartment as-new and not overdone. Dash padding has no wrinkles and every piece of interior hardware appears as-new. Two very minor flaws in exterior chrome, barely notice- able but pointed out by owner, who answered questions by potential bidders before auction. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $192,500. High bid hit squarely in middle of $150k–$200k estimate. 190SLs have come back to Earth—a bit—after meteoric rise in previous years, but this example was as perfect a restoration as possible. Even if the trailer added little value for most bidders, the estimate and the sale price were significantly lower than I expected. The buyer gets a stunning 190SL for under market value and a free trailer. Very well bought. #17-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB cabriolet. S/N 11102310030470. Eng. # 12798210029396. White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 109,000 km. Recent, careful restoration. Paint flawless, chrome excellent. Driver’s door and trunk fit slightly off. Cloth top new, rear window clear and unwrinkled. Small scrape on rear bumper guard. Interior carefully done, with wood dash and seats re- Sports Car Market

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On the Radar These cars are now 25 years old and legal to import to the U.S. for the first time by Chad Tyson 1990–91 Holden VQ Caprice Series I Bonhams Greenwich, CT stored to highest level. Steering wheel has some fine cracks, and slight pitting on some chrome pieces. Non-original engine is from a present. Undercarriage has thick undercoating and some spots of sloppy floor repair. Trunk floor repainted and rust-free. New rubber gaskets in some areas. Engine generally tidy, but has out-of-place chrome valve cover and a few other chrome pieces. Battery hold-down frame missing, battery sitting loose on tray. Strut Pros: Top-of-the-line Holden featured 14-speaker stereo, independent rear suspension and a V8 base engine. Often used as official car of government. Optional 5.0-L V8 rated at 241 hp. Original MSRP started at $44k. Cons: Bland GM styling we’re already blind to, but in RHD. Automatic 4-speed is the only transmission option. Price Range: $4k–$7k, plus import costs. 1989–90 Volkswagen Rallye Golf 250SL. Proper hose clamps, no polishing or chroming, clean and authentic looking on brief inspection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. While the somewhat sluggish 6-cylinder cabriolets don’t share the glory with their 8-cylinder cousins, they are appealing and relative bargains now. The restoration on this example was excellent. Too bad this quality is less commonly seen on these models than on far more valuable 3.5 models. Seller likely spent substantial money on this restoration. Engine replacement may have been an issue with some potential buyers. Very well bought. Pros: Homologation special, with distinctive boxflare wheelarches. G60 supercharged, 1.8-L inline four rated at 161 hp. Syncro four-wheel drive. Outside of special components, parts availability is great. Cons: You’ll be getting one of 5,000, if that sort of thing matters to you. Originally cost nearly double a base Golf GTI. Rust and crash damage are biggest killers. Price Range: $20k–$24k, plus import costs. 1990 Eunos Cosmo #100-1964 PORSCHE 356C cabriolet. S/N 160180. Eng. # 717006. Silver Metallic/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 89,152 miles. Recent refresh of 15-year-old restoration. New paint nicely done, but with areas of inconsistent metallic finish. Panel shut lines very good. A few bubbles on chrome bumper guards. Interior impressive, except steering wheel poorly refinished at one time. Heavy undercoating. tower plastic covers missing. Correct periodstyle hose clamps. Steering wheel showing some cracks. Wood console and dash pieces too glossy, with peeling clearcoat in one section. Carpeting excellent. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $80,300. This Pagoda has some typical flaws expected of a car that was relatively inexpensive until just a few years ago. A secondtier restoration makes it a decent driverquality example, but with a bit of work will be more presentable. Repairing damaged paint on rear fender is biggest need. Sale price below low estimate, but I thought it was accurate. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #104-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT Series II coupe. S/N B202065. Eng. # 2141. Red/pale yellow/black & gray cloth & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 68,500 km. Shows appropriate wear and scars for a car raced in vintage events including Targa Florio, Coppa d’Oro and Lime Rock. According to longtime owner, many modifications were made in 1965 when car was sent from U.S. back to Torino. These included relocating wiper motor to roof, add- Pros: Flagship for JDM-only marque. Produced through 1996. Only Mazda to use triple-rotor engine (20B-REW rated at 300 hp). Both engine options (20B and 13B) were twin turbocharged. Appeared in Gran Turismo and Gran Turismo 2 video games among others, so Millennial/Gen X street cred is already established. Compared favorably in period to Jaguar XJS V12. Cons: Four-speed automatic-only transmission option. Parts availability could be limited to your understanding of Japanese. Don’t let others read too much into it, lest they discover it’s a Mazda. Price Range: $15k–$18k. ♦ 148 Engine clean with nice patina, not overdone. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. This 356C cabriolet had just enough flaws to give pause. Inconsistent paint might make one wonder how it will look in 10 years. Nevertheless, a striking car that will do well at many local car shows, but can be driven without worrying about every tiny stone chip. Fairly bought and sold. #34-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412022725. Red/red hard top/Parchment leather. Odo: 83,578 miles. Attractive color striking from a distance, but many flaws on close inspection. Large scrape and paint damage on rear driver’s side fender. Dent in front bumper. Hard top has orange peel and noticeable paint flaws. Original fender swage lines and spot welds ing a roof vent, Lexan windows, typical interior modifications and unconfirmed power increase to 200 hp. Newish steering wheel needs to be replaced with appropriate piece. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $121,000. Hard not to love this Lancia—a usable vintage race car with a longtime Italian owner. Not raced since 2003, so may need some mechanical sorting, Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT but ran perfectly at auction, with an exciting sound from the V6 engine. Fairly bought and sold. #11-1959 FIAT 600 Multipla microvan. S/N 100108061372. Eng. # 1000002443770. Red & white/red vinyl. Odo: 46,740 miles. Restored well a number of years ago. Consistent and appropriate paint quality for this type of car. Bumpers and headlight bezels rechromed, with no pitting. Some dulling on window-surround trim. Underbody clean and roadworthy. Original engine replaced with added to the vibrant red and white interior. Nimble and slow means it’s relatively safe to drive. A fair buy. #66-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI Super- leggera coupe. S/N 1011978. Eng. # 1011978. Argento/black leather. Odo: 10,300 km. Stunning from 15 feet, but any closer and it’s downhill from there. Variety of paint cracks, dull spots, chips and other flaws. Driver’s quarter has two noticeably different finishes, with no attempt at blending. Rust spots and bubbling in lower body. Undercarriage reveals rusted rear muffler and other flaws. Windshield replaced, other glass appears original. Engine would benefit from some cosmetic work. Interior tired but still has exciting look to it. Seats purportedly original, but I have serious doubts. Dashboard top re-covered in vinyl, coming up at sides. Headliner looks worth much less. Seller could have detailed it a bit—there was vegetation hanging off undercarriage, and little cleaning or polishing of body or interior. Cosmetic condition gives me concerns about its mechanical condition. Lucas FI is perhaps more interesting to look at than to get working properly. Will need a full restoration to reach top tier, or perhaps just repair and respray the body and leave it as a flawed-but-beautiful example to drive. Fairly bought and sold. #22-1967 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO Spi- der. S/N AR148256. Cream/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 33,273 miles. Decent-quality respray in not-too-distant past, now has a few small cracks. Door jambs show shortcuts— sprayed over interior light switch and some runs. Overspray in engine compartment. Small dent with chipped paint under front bumper. Door, hood and windshield rubber gaskets all recently replaced. Cloth top shows some use, but still decent. No chrome pitting on bumpers, door handles, grille and passenger’s mirror. Some pitting on driver’s mirror. similar one in 2015. Beautiful interior recently redone. Authentic-looking vinyl. Non-authentic plush carpeting. Cracks in steering wheel. Spare tire conveniently located under the dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,800. Remarkable Fiat that seems like a bargain compared to a Jolly. Restoration had authentic feel to it except for the carpeting. Although, admittedly, it original and is decent. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $167,750. These cars are always enjoyable to look at, and a bit undervalued. This example was likely repainted years ago when they were Cromodora wheels repainted. Cracks in steering wheel. Seats recently re-covered in correct vinyl. Dashboard paint fair, likely redone some time ago. Some pitting on chrome instrument surrounds. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,600. Appears to be fairly well-sorted, driver-quality Spider. SPICA fuel injection strikes fear in the hearts of many bidders, so hopefully it performs without any issues. No evidence of abuse. Would be happily surprised if it doesn’t have any mechanical issues to sort out. Will make a beautiful and drivable Alfa for new owner. Fairly sold and bought. #27-1973 MASERATI BORA coupe. S/N AM11749680. Eng. # AM1071149680. Red/ Senape Tan leather. Odo: 36,612 miles. Beautiful red paint appears fresh. Panel fit excellent, as is stainless top. Scratches on door handles. Wear on gas cap chrome. Other brightwork appears excellent. Interior leather shows minimal wear, with just door panel 150 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT wrinkled, dashboard leather dirty and finish loss around radio. Engine compartment shows age, with excessive oil on right cylinder head. Maserati Classiche documentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $160,600. An excellent conversion from original Marrone Colorado Brown, but restoration not consistent throughout. Better examples command higher prices. If no hidden defects, this early Bora was appropriately bought and sold. #21-1975 ALFA ROMEO GTA 1300 Ju- nior Stradale coupe. S/N AR776131. Eng. # AR0055905377. Hawthorn White/black vinyl. Odo: 64,183 km. Appears to have been repainted at one point. Some cracks evident. Body panels and door fit excellent. Original riveting still visible in some areas. Surface rust on inside lower doors where not repainted. Undercarriage looks rust-free. Engine compartment appears to have original paint. Air box replaced with non-original style at some point, now brought back to correct setup. Valve cover repainted black a few years ago, now with some peeling. Wheels look recently restored. Interior has some flaws: seat edge to imagine an example in any better condition. New fuel bladders installed, a downside of too little use. Euro-spec car has less power, but also less weight than U.S. spec. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $950,000. Catalog states original owner reported accident damage repair in Italy. If facts are unclear, it may be creating some hesitation for buyers. In person car looked new and absolutely stunning. Sold last year by Mecum in Monterey for $1.3m (SCM# 6796331), so current owner must expect it to bring even more. Didn’t even break into seven figures this time. #55-1998 FERRARI F355 GTS Targa. S/N ZFFXR42A8W0110208. Eng. # 47485. Corsa Red/tan leather. Odo: 21,400 miles. Eighteen-year-old Ferrari, with 21k miles, in virtually new condition. Flawless paint, plastic protection layers on front end and lower sidevent area. Interior as good as exterior. Engine only viewable through back glass, but condition seemed to match rest of car. Wheels and brake calipers also look as-new—no rust at all on hubs or discs. Extremely well cared for, particularly considering it has been driven a bit and not stored its whole life. Finally found a small paint chip on driver’s door and quar- piping worn in a few spots, some trim showing age. Imitation wood dash and instruments very good overall. Vinyl seats in fine condition, purportedly original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $154,000. Although no longer fitting the definition of totally original, this GTA certainly had enough of it to make it an intriguing and attractive example of a rare Alfa race car that was never raced. Only an Italian manufacturer would still build a body and interior it had revised for normal production years earlier. Wonderful car that will hopefully be driven as well as preserved. Well bought. #10-1989 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000080727. Rossa Corsa/red leather. Odo: 8,929 km. Flawless, shows little use, driven just 5,600 miles. Lightweight paint on carbon-fiber body parts looks superb. Hard ter-inch slight scrape on wheel. Belt service just completed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,500. As modern classics go, you could make the argument that the F355 is now a better choice than buying a 308 or 328, which have skyrocketed in value but can’t match the power or handling of the later F355. Manual gearbox is a strong point for this example, upping its value and driving pleasure. Price is higher than average, but this seemed to be an exceptional car. Winning bid was still $15k below the low estimate of $90k. Well bought. #54-2005 FERRARI 575 SUPERAMER- ICA retractable hard top. S/N ZFFGT61A750144847. Corsa Red/electro-chromatic glass/tan leather. Odo: 11,800 miles. Exterior paint and panels appear unmarred and as-new. Displayed with top off. Interior leather shows minimal wrinkling and no wear. Minimal wear September 2016 151

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT on leather steering wheel and foot pedals seem unblemished. Wheels appear near perfect, but center badges cracked and discolored. Finish lost on hood-spring receptacles. Engine compartment extremely clean, with slight corrosion on negative ground. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $550,000. A mid-mileage example which appears to have been well cared for and is accompanied by the receipts to prove it. Market price for a Superamerica with an F1, or semi-automatic, transmission hovers near $450k. This one had a tan leather interior upgrade and a rare manual transmission. Preauction estimates pegged the value of these options at roughly a quarter million dollars more than that of the base automatic transmission and Nero cladding. Bidders did not. AMERICAN #70-1912 K.R.I.T. MODEL A roadster. S/N 231926. Yellow/black leather. miles. Paint has decent gloss, with a few cracks and flaws up close. Wooden trunk with more prominent paint separation. No dents or rust on body. Brass in fine condition, ready for another polishing. Seat recently redone, looks superb. No instruments at all on dash. Engine clean and interesting. Gas tank smells of gas gone bad. also surprisingly fresh looking. Pin-striping in red, with initials C.T.P. on door, likely owner #18-1941 BUICK ROADMASTER con- vertible. S/N 13977054. Sequoia Cream/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 11,044 miles. Superb restoration circa 2000. National AACA winner 2002. Paintwork, chrome and trim still stunning and flawless. Top also as-new. Elegant interior holding up as well. Some slight creases in seats, just enough to not look newly restored and more inviting to sit in. Slight cracks in steering wheel only obvious flaw. Undercarriage as fresh-looking as rest of car. Beautifully done. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $85,250. Looked carefully for signs of degra- who restored it. Wheels and tires excellent. Cloth top showing a bit of aging. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,200. Another fascinating early 1900s car from long-forgotten manufacturer. Rather sleek styling with V-shaped nose. Hopefully new owner will enjoy and display this rare car. Well bought. #105-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 75 con- vertible. S/N 3290731. Blue/beige cloth/ brown leather. Odo: 48,077 miles. Older, excellent restoration beginning to show age. Paint faded, with a few chips and touch-ups. Panels are straight and gaps excellent. Slight pitting of gas cap, but chrome otherwise excellent. Presentation would be better with some cleaning and polishing. Leather seats show modest wear. Mild pitting of dashboard chrome. Top mechanism may be original and dation—almost nothing visible. Sold by Mecum in 2004 for $99,750 (SCM# 1560763). Lower sale price reflects both 15-year-old restoration and perhaps a bit of market softening on cars from this era. Good example of how excellent restoration, with meticulous care, can result in a car that continues to appear freshly restored. Dealer-owner had previously tried to resell for much more but found no takers. New owner now has a spectacular car for a very reasonable price. Well bought. #45-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- Wood frame in engine compartment has beautiful patina. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,200. Fine example of a brand most collectors know little about, as it was in business from 1910 to 1915. Part of the Evergreen Museum Collection in Missouri. Seller advertised its appearance in “Boardwalk Empire,” but K.R.I.T. logos with Indian swastikas probably dominated the conversations. New owner might as well forget about ordering a hat with the K.R.I.T. logo on it. Well bought. #71-1913 CAR NATION MODEL C roadster. S/N 649. Chartreuse & black/beige cloth/black leatherette. Early American manufacturer in existence for just a few years. History states restored 60 years ago. Paintwork still surprisingly good. Leatherette interior “ 152 ster. S/N 161001371. Champagne Lacquer/red canvas/red leather. Odo: 23,215 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Said to have had an extensive restoration, with date unknown. Finish appears tired, not lustrous. Trunk fit poor. Pitting windshield and dash chrome. Gauges slightly is showing age. Clean, neat engine compartment. No obvious leaks. Appears quite correct. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $104,500. History of this car suggests a program of continuous improvement by each owner, culminating in a 2014 first prize at the CCCA Summer Grand Classic, where it scored 100 points and received its Senior Award badge. A stately convertible resting on a 141-inch wheelbase sold at midpoint of an optimistic estimate range, but worth every penny. Seller advertised its appearance in “Boardwalk Empire,” but K.R.I.T. logos with Indian swastikas probably dominated the conversations. New owner might as well forget about ordering a hat with the K.R.I.T. logo on it. clouded. Top and upholstery excellent. Oxidation on engine paint. External engine components appear original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. Only 435 produced, yet the KaiserDarrin is an auction staple with multiple comps available. Excellent examples sell in the mid-$100k range. This one was tired. Well sold. #57-1957 BILL FRICK SPECIAL GT ” coupe. S/N FCC1003. Eng. # 1003. Red & black/gray leather. Odo: 41,858 miles. 331-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. One-off, Vignale-bodied version of Frick’s “Studillac.” Highly original. Body panels believed to be all original. Respray from ’80s still impressive, but has Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Greenwich, CT flaws—cracking in grille surround, minor rust bubbling at bottom of rear fender. Some rubber gaskets replaced, while others worn but usable. Windshield and rear window surrounds held in place by beautiful channel locks. Wire wheels appear as-new. Bumpers have rubber guards added. New exhaust system. Original interior except for carpets. Seats and dash 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice, but not exceptional, older respray holding up well, with a few flaws over time. Bumpers rechromed and holding up, but pitting of headlight surrounds and much exterior chrome trim. Undercarriage clean. Exhaust system looks recently replaced. Engine compartment clean and tidy, if a bit rusted through, doors have rust holes in places you rarely see. Roof, trunk, all body panels have surface rust. Interior better and seats in relatively good condition. Rust on steering wheel and any piece of metal it could get to. Driver’s armrest disintegrated. Engine purportedly turns over, but this GT350 needs have survived well for 59 years. Headliner has minor tears. Recent restoration of some visible engine components. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Intriguing, obscure, fantastic car created by Long Island racer-mechanicdealer Bill Frick. Classic Michelotti design, a melting pot of Vignale body, Studebaker chassis and Cadillac engine. Beautiful, subtle body, but the interior is now the star of this car. The original seats are worn but still intact, the dashboard is stunning, and the various original emblems and hardware are captivating. Let’s hope someone doesn’t decide to restore this interior. For now it won’t happen, because it failed to sell with a high bid of $130k—far below estimate of $180k–$220k. Worth much more than bid, in my opinion. #84-1962 IMPERIAL CROWN convert- ible. S/N 9223176860. Oyster White/black vinyl/white leatherette. Odo: 46,678 miles. dull. Battery sitting loose on tray. Interior showing some age—upholstery looks replaced some years back and now a bit discolored and sad. Big piece out of steering wheel rim. Chrome pieces on dashboard and controls showing typical aging and chrome pitting of ’50–’60s American cars. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $41,800. Wonderfully excessive, this Imperial certainly grabs one’s attention, even in white. Has reached the stage where massive number of chrome pieces need to be rechromed to bring it back to former glory. Do that, and then it only makes sense to restore paint and interior and, well, everything. Still nicely usable, so new owner can decide whether to invest in it or just drive it as-is and skip Pebble Beach. Slightly well sold. #95-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM6S163. White/black vinyl. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Most significant car from estate of Fran Grayson, a very interesting engineer, inventor and racer. Purchased by him in 1967, this Carryover GT350 has been stored since 1976. Driven and left outside before storage, because it has extensive rust damage. Fenders complete restoration anyway so not critical. A major project that will be a challenge to the right restoration shop. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $159,500. Sold way above high estimate of $120k. An example of a car that may have commanded a high price for its originality, but will lose that shortly since it needs a full restoration. Winning bid twice the top bid of unsold Lot 47, a Shelby extensively restored and prepared for racing at substantial cost. Somewhere, Fran Grayson is smiling at having kept his Shelby hidden for 40 years. Very well sold. #86-1976 FORD BRONCO Ranger SUV. S/N U15GLB59408. Ginger Bronze/white fiberglass/beige vinyl & brown cloth. Odo: 72,439 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Purportedly fully unrestored. Hood repainted, other areas seemed to vary. Remarkably little rust on body. Undercarriage shows desert dirt, but salt- and oil-free. Removable hard top has some rust and rear rubber gasket hanging off the back, with much failed duct tape applied. Various levels of interior deterioration. Metal frame emerging from torn driver’s seat foam pad. Passenger’s seat a bit better, but neither is very inviting. Back seat is best and only place I would sit. Plastic-wood center on steering wheel holding up. Dash and rest of interior very tired. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $17,600. This particular Bronco is an acquired taste. Many might feel interior wasn’t all too appealing even in 1976, and it certainly hasn’t gotten better. Sold by Branson Auction in 2011 for $11,340 (SCM# 2460847), so has enjoyed a modest increase in value. New owner may choose to restore, or live with seat frame sticking out. Well sold either way. © 154 Sports Car Market

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The Finest Hershey, PA The Finest — The Elegance at Hershey Marques in the sold column included Delahaye, Siata, Ferrari, Porsche, Packard and Maserati Company The Finest Date June 11, 2016 Location Hershey, PA Auctioneers Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 28/46 Sales rate 61% Sales total $3,452,700 High sale 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2, sold at $577,500 The top seller at the first Hershey auction for The Finest — 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 coupe, sold at $577,500 Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz and Jeff Trepel Intro by Mark Moskowitz Market opinions in italics lation earlier this year. Their auction was to be the first accompanying The Elegance at Hershey concours event. The Elegance is a great show, but it’s limited to 75 Y cars and their owners. The accompanying hillclimb might bring another 35 cars and crews. Hotel rooms in Hershey would be at a premium, especially with Beyoncé in town and Hersheypark in full season. The auction would feature only 50 quality cars — not a number that would usually draw a crowd. Where would they find the buyers? ou had to wonder if these guys had any chance of success. The Finest Auction jumped in to fill a void left by the Keno Brothers’ cancel- Yet the folks at The Finest are savvy car experts and Hershey, PA Internet marketers. They previously provided support for the Kenos and learned from it. Extremely well versed in online advertising, they peppered my inbox for nearly four months and their photography made me swoon for each offering. Banners, sidebars and skyscrapers featuring The Finest were ubiquitous. The setting was incredible: A 360-foot-long, 34-foot-high tent built over the em- ployee parking lot featured a row of willow oaks stretching the length of its center. Nearby was nearly an acre of carpet, plants, mulch and pebbles, creating a garden-like atmosphere appreciated by those attending. Depending on the time of day, cars could be viewed in natural light or shade. Auctioneer Simon Hope was engaging, and the presentation of the cars was worthy of their quality. Two Bugattis found new owners. Other marques in the sold column included Delahaye, Siata, Ferrari, Porsche, Packard and Maserati. An excellent collection of mini cars kept the auction per-car average down but provided favorable entry points into the hobby. A number of special cars, including an outstanding Talbot racer, were offered in a private client arena. High sale of the auction was a Lamborghini 400GT, favorably bought for $577,500. The sell-through rate for the 46 cars that crossed the block was 63%. Twenty-four of the 29 buyers were in the room. Proxibid registered 250 bidders prior to the auction and online purchasers logged in from as far as Switzerland. The auction sales total was $3,452,700, yet this was not the only determinant of 1950 Delahaye 135M Atlas cabriolet, sold at $308,000 158 success. Other measures include the ability to draw great cars, to enlist a host of buyers despite a short run-up, and to effect an over-the-top presentation. The quality of their efforts drew several other major concours’ representatives, who were present on-site, to declare intentions to have an associated auction. I suspect the group at The Finest has staying power; their efforts should bear fruit. ♦ Sports Car Market Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices

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The Finest Hershey, PA ENGLISH #129-1939 BENTLEY MK V drophead coupe. S/N B14AW. Eng. # B4BP. Teal blue/ dark blue cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 16,876 miles. The rarest of the rare in a Bentley—no other Mk V dropheads exist. Fabulous history—this is the oldest surviving Mk V chassis, and the only car with this elegant bodywork. Restored in the U.K. by Alpine Eagle in non-original but gorgeous blue livery. Purchased by John W. Rich Sr. in 2003. Long concours history. Restoration has held up amazingly well, as car is nearly flawless with only a few microscopic paint flaws and a Odo: 67,088 miles. Extremely well-documented re-creation of a Silverstone racer. Offered by auction principal at no reserve. Extensively raced in VSCCA in ’60s and ’70s. Bodywork and drums extensively drilled for lightness. Retrofitted with sourced race carburetors and seat. Paintwork is race quality and scratch on the rear bumper. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $775,000. Bentley was to introduce the Mk V in late 1939 to succeed the 4¼ Litre. World War II interrupted and production was suspended after only 17 chassis were completed (exact number varies by source). About 11 complete cars were constructed, mostly saloons. Chassis B14AW had shipped to France to be bodied by Binder, but was stranded after war broke out. Amazingly, it was handed over to Saoutchik, who somehow completed and delivered the car during the war. Given its extreme rarity, exquisite beauty and perfect condition, I expected this Bentley to bring a price nearer the high estimate. But given how close the high bid was to the low estimate, I was then surprised that a deal was not reached. #125-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 M racer. S/N S676299. Silver/red leather & white cloth. shows fatigue of same. Bodywork incredibly straight. Fabricated tonneau. Monza gas cap. Aged leather straps and interior trim, as well as worn fabric seat, give the car a fabulous patina. Engine compartment shows no leaks. Car tracks straight, shifts precisely and runs smoothly at all rpm. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $110,000. In the interest of complete disclosure, I spirited the car away and drove it up the hill twice at the Grand Ascent Hillclimb associated with The Elegance in Hershey. Nobones period piece with a tatty interior but great lines, appearance and mechanicals. Be the king of Cars & Coffee or your local shows. A fair sale for all involved. #113-1963 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 878834. Eng. # R88829. Opalescent Blue/blue cloth/gray leather. Odo: 51,423 miles. In my youth, I was familiar with two early E-types finished in Opalescent Blue, sedan and not a collectible—the mascot and name are among its most desirable attributes. A pristine exterior contributed to an abovemarket sale. A clean interior and engine access might have raised the bid further. Note to seller: This is the big league and a no-reserve car has only one chance to shine. FRENCH #127-1927 BUGATTI TYPE 38A Grand Sport tourer. S/N 38470. Eng. # 333. Dark red/tan cloth/tan leather. RHD. Jewel-like Bugatti one-door boattail touring car built around an SOHC, three-valve-per-cylinder Type 35A Grand Prix inline eight. Well-documented but checkered history, as is common for Bugattis of the era. Chassis was shortened by 36 inches and to my memory the factory color was a couple of shades lighter than the alleged Opalescent Blue on this car. Nonetheless, the car, originally cream with a red interior according to accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate, was spectacular in this mystery blue, set off nicely by a dove-gray interior and blue Haartz top—likely of much higher quality than original. Catalog states that car has been driven 800 miles since restoration. Trunk lid and left door fit slightly off, but probably better than new. Spot welds apparently missing on rocker near back of hood. All in order under hood except for a few missing or incorrect clamps. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Not quite as obsessive as some other big dollar E-types we’ve seen recently, but certainly a lovely car in its own right. I thought the hammer high bid of $170,000 was close to what should have been accepted for this car, and I was surprised that a post-block deal could not be arranged. #149-1985 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN42A2FCX12417. Brown & tan/tan leather. Odo: 23,141 miles. Beautiful paint and chrome. Panel fit excellent. Front seats show signs of wear consistent with age. Cracks in wood, as is typical. Stains on headliner. Hood-release cable broken and engine not seen. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,800. Offered at no reserve. A 30-year-old luxury 160 Sports Car Market

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The Finest Hershey, PA in 1930s and original engine was replaced with a similar Bugatti unit. Car was acquired by the JWR Collection in 1991 and thereafter restored to original spec including re-lengthening chassis and reconstructing body based on original pieces from cowl and tail. Correcttype Roots supercharger added to make the car into a Type 38A. Now a veteran of several major concours, in near-flawless condition. No odo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. Ably represented at auction by a marque expert who answered numerous history and spec questions. A beautiful and cherished car, but with a replacement engine, a shortened and then relengthened chassis, and a reconstructed body, it may have felt a bit like George Washington’s proverbial ax. This is tolerated well in the Bugatti world, however, as it is in the W.O. Bentley world. With that in mind, this enticing Type 38A, which hammered at exactly the low estimate, was perhaps a bit well bought. #144-1929 BUGATTI TYPE 40A road- ster. S/N 40748. Eng. # 772. Two-tone gray/ black fabric/black & gray leather. RHD. Odo: 14,179 km. Said to have been in one family for 55 years and driven frequently. Restoration in 2004. Engine rebuilt in 2015. Well-done paint with a few chips. A few scratches on brightwork. Gauges show age. Mild interior wear. Neat engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $375,000. Presented at preview with help of view engine compartment, but likely consistent with rest of car. High-status Swedish reg- on rally and Grand Prix circuits. Nearly every great house styled one or more. Of the greater than 100 French coachbuilders, Carrosserie Guilloré was neither the most exciting nor innovative. While others’ 135Ms have had much higher sales, this one approached the lower estimate and was fairly bought and sold. #108-1962 CITROËN 2CV Sahara se- dan. S/N 0233. Gray/gray vinyl/burgundy fabric. Odo: 88,978 km. Twin-engine utility car with tractor-quality gray paint. Minimal waviness and a few dings and dents. Multiple cracks in hood paint. Panel fit appropriate. Brightwork faded. Seats and door panels have been redone. Windshield glass scratched on inside. Window gaskets cracking. Paired en- istration plate. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $700,000. Norrmalm, who ever heard of them? According to the file, this is one of only three Norrmalm-bodied cars in existence—the others being a Packard and a Volvo. One of the star cars of the auction. High bid was a whopping $250k short of low estimate and I am not sure why. I thought the auction estimate was quite reasonable. Car arrived late, so there was only brief opportunity to inspect, but one imagines that potential bidders at this level would have done their due diligence long before the auction itself. Perhaps aspirational 540K buyers are holding out for Special roadsters rather than handsome, but relatively conservative, cabriolets. #135-1943 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Bugatti expert Jim Stranberg. Fully functional and genuine, and a relatively easy entry into Bugatti fraternity (and sorority). Last seen by SCM at Rick Cole’s 1997 Monterey sale, where this car did not sell at a $70k high bid (SCM# 1548461). Not sold on the block for $375,000 high bid, but sold shortly after sale for same amount with commission included. Satisfactory transaction for all, with a nod to the buyer. #128-1950 DELAHAYE 135M Atlas cab- riolet. S/N 801636. Royal Blue/blue fabric/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 29,616 km. Beautiful blue paint well applied and nearly flawless. Panels straight with excellent fit. Some scratches and mild pitting on chrome along with scratches and wear of stainless. Spectacular dashboard application of faux bois. Interior leather worn—appears original. Gauges perfect. Engine compartment shows mild wear, but great care. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $308,000. Not sold at Bonhams’ Scottsdale sale in 2014 at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 6724070). Excellent combination of preserved and restored. The 135 is a fabled model with 20 years of production and wins at Le Mans and 162 gines are clean without oil leaks. Paired replacement Solex carburetors. Aftermarket hydraulic clutch mechanism, as was typically done for these cars. Significant engine paint loss and oxidation. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $85,800. These cars are typically subject to significant abuse, and that this one survived intact is amazing. This is one of those cars where cosmetic niceties, or lack of same, seem not to affect value. With recent recorded sales of Saharas at $142,500 at Bonhams’ Simeone sale in 2012 and $193,615 at Artcurial in February (SCM# 270894), I was surprised to see it listed as sold for $85,800. Well bought. GERMAN #131-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K cabriolet. S/N 169389. Black/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Another impressive car from the JWR Collection. Unique body by Norrmalm of Sweden. Abundance of chrome and overthe-top first owner’s mascot of the goddess Diana not to everyone’s taste. Deep, rich black paint set off by magnificent Marchal headlamps and chrome body hardware. A little aging to rear bumper chrome. Gorgeous cloth cabriolet top. Breathtaking, one-off instrument panel with dials everywhere. Beautiful red leather with a touch of patina—more than a touch on steering wheel. No opportunity to KdF Type 60 2-dr sedan. S/N 1010477. Eng. # 1022854. Matte gray/gray cloth. Odo: 28,755 km. Remarkable 1943 KdF found in Poland, part of the Dr. Mac Jones Collection in Tennessee. Recent restoration by marque experts in Germany. Minor scratches in paint and on windshield. Door handles tarnished. I can only guess at authenticity of fabrics and finishes, but the seats look correct to me—less sure about the carpet. Period-correct engine, but hard to determine if original to this car. Very clean engine compartment with some modern wiring. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. Quibbles about condition are irrelevant; the buyer is paying for amazing, if somewhat creepy, history. The VW was Hitler’s Strength Through Joy (irony alert) car, but World War II interrupted production and only a few KdF wagens were produced during the war. In June 1943, this car apparently was assigned to a German Red Cross representative in Berlin, who may have taken it to Poland to visit prisoner-of-war and concentration camps. Think about where this car may have traveled and when. A difficult car to appraise, but to me the high bid seemed Sports Car Market

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The Finest Hershey, PA quite credible. The consignor apparently disagreed and felt he could do better on another day, and he may be right. #114-1966 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 106523058. Mint Blue/white vinyl/orange vinyl. Odo: 23,019 miles. Reportedly restored 12 years ago, with a heavy, plasticized paint used. Application has few runs and few inclusions. Original trim was salvaged and employed in restoration. Front bumper rechromed, with a few dings. Panel fit as expected. Interior excellent. New top has single rip. Engine compartment not restored, with wiring a bit random. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,000. Owner present during inspection. Targa bar has a few small dents and scratches, unsurprisingly. Beautiful interior with wear to gearshift knob. Excellent engine compartment with no issues, some original stickers and on the front, but BFG g-Force Sports on the rear. Impressively, stated to have passed California emissions check in 2014. Cond: 1-. Car said to be seaworthy and has been enjoyed in a few New York state lakes. Although not rare, with nearly 4,000 made, Amphicars are unique and cute. This one’s exterior and interior were engaging; buyers were enticed by the presentation. Seller should be pleased. #146-1973 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N 9113310296. Eng. # 6330726. Gemini Blue/ black vinyl/black & white leather & cloth. Odo: 77,113 km. Unusual Italian-spec 911S Targa according to Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Sport seats with houndstooth cloth inserts. Radio delete. Outstanding panel fit and paint in beautiful Gemini Blue metallic. Slight pitting on a few pieces of chrome hardware. some new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $185,000. Imported to U.S. when near new. A few condition quibbles, but a very desirable car overall. RS lightweight door panels not original but not terribly expensive to convert back to stock. Extensive bill file with invoices for about $50k of mechanical and body/paint work 2007–10. Last seen by SCM at RM’s 2012 Phoenix sale, where it sold for $88,000 (SCM# 6759306). High bid fell short of low estimate by $40k, but was well within value guide numbers for an excellent, but perhaps not quite concours, car. Consignor may be counting on further appreciation in the 911 market. BEST BUY #141-1976 PORSCHE 930 Turbo Carrera coupe. S/N 9306800398. Copper Brown Metallic/Cinnamon leather. Odo: 203,610 miles. Amazing 930 driven over 200k miles by one owner, who passed away in 2014. Long-term restoration from 2004 to 2014. Gorgeous deep copper paint, with no chips or wear. Usual cracks in whale tail the only exterior flaw. Sunroof and sport seats. Interior near perfection, with just slightest soiling to leather. BBS wheels in beautiful condition with Michelin Pilot Sports SOLD AT $115,500. I did not have an opportunity to see or hear this car in motion, but if it drives as well as it looks, it was a spectacular buy. Sold far below typical values for a nearperfect example. The very high mileage distorted the price, but as long as you can live with that, this was a great car, great story and a value for the buyer. However, the higher miles will continue having some affect on value, so you pays your money and you takes your chances. For an owner who wants to drive his car, this is a fine purchase. ITALIAN #130-1949 MASERATI A61500 coupe. S/N 078. Eng. # 078. Blue Scuro/red leather & fabric. Odo: 53,521 km. Car reviewed with owner who purchased it after restoration and entered it in the 2013 Mille Miglia. Body panels are perfectly straight and fit better than new. A single chip left of grille was the only significant flaw in amazing paint. Appropriate gauges. Beautiful upholstery. Slight separation of driver’s seat-back. Worn Maserati crests on pedals seem a plus. Hand-wrapped leather, stainless steering wheel and rear-window shade are unique features. Hood opens to left or right. Engine compartment sparkling clean and appears correct other than modern battery and clear gas line. Current FIVA card. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $535,000. Maserati’s first road car and an absolute gem. Body design by Pininfarina and one of 61 built. Compare to a Ferrari berlinetta of similar vintage and the handsome Maserati seems a bargain. Bid to near auction estimate, but not close enough. I suspect owner should do better next time. #132-1952 SIATA 300BC Sports Spider. S/N ST403BC. Eng. # 48620. Red/tan leather. miles. Restored by prominent New England house. Perfect paint, perfect panel fit. Body 164 Sports Car Market

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The Finest Hershey, PA straight. Brightwork flawless. Spartan interior, with attractive leather seats. Engine compartment looks good. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $330,000. Presented with reams of the consignor should have seriously considered. TOP 10 No. 7 #133-1968 LAMBORGHINI 400GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 1183. Eng. # 1256. Burgundy/beige leather. Odo: 22,626 miles. The 400GT 2+2 debuted in 1966 as an evolution of the 350GT. It has a remarkably well-disguised, slightly higher roofline designed to give the unfortunate plus-two passengers a semblance of headroom. A mouthwatering example in knockout colors, with no significant defects. Perhaps chrome trim around windows showed some age. Otherwise, perfection inside and out. Panel fit and spectacular paint deserve special mention. Engine documentation dating back to 1953 and recent restoration receipts totaling $247,435. Car was purchased at Bonhams’ 2015 Carmel sale for $313,500 (SCM# 6786315). If your desire is a tiny, underpowered, attractive and rare Italian sports car, this was the one to have. Buyer from 2015 could possibly be in the red, but was right to let it go. #137-1960 FIAT-ABARTH SESTRIÈRE Zagato coupe. S/N 757464. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 43,502 miles. Stated to run and drive, and appears to be close to 100% complete—two huge positives. First huge negative: Body shows heavy corrosion in doors, sills and elsewhere. Paint flat, bumpers rusty. Second negative: ambiguity about engine. Sources state that Sestrières all had 747-cc bored-out versions of the Fiat 600 engine, but auction website states that it has a “periodcorrect 633-cc Fiat 600 block, though it has not been stripped to define the internals.” Which appears to indicate that it is unknown if the car currently has a real Abarth engine. gone through in the past year with a sheaf of bills totaling $77,500 to prove it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $577,500. The car at the auction I would most like to own. A perfectly poised combination of suave elegance and bad-ass. The 400GT 2+2 is considered to be less pure than the 350GT by marque aficionados, but it had useful developments such as a new, Lamborghini-designed 5-speed gearbox. The high sale of the auction, just above low estimate. A healthy price, but this outstanding example might have brought another $100,000 or more 18 months ago. Very well bought. (See profile, p. 92.) #147-1971 MASERATI INDY coupe. S/N AM116504. Metallic blue/black leather. Odo: 80,558 km. Repainted in blue, with some drips and runs. Bubbling left rear quarter panel. Panels are straight, but gaps off at driver’s door and rear hatch. Mild pitting on door chrome. Some scratches and polishing marks on brightwork throughout. Interior leather shows mild wear. Screw missing from door panel. Engine compartment consistent with Headliner and shifter surprisingly good, most interior chrome is shot, steering-wheel spokes corroded. Engine compartment very used but serviceable—modern electric fuel pump probably a good idea. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. The “entry level” Sestrière does not have the trademark Zagato double-bubble roof, which was expensive to manufacture, but huge, trunk-lid-mounted air intakes echo same design theme. Catalog touts car’s qualifications for historic racing. Maybe so, but first I might want to get an expert opinion about its structural integrity. In my opinion, this car needs total restoration—body is too far gone to continue to celebrate originality. Nice Abarth 750s can sell for $100k or more, but considering this car’s needs and possibility the current engine may not be not a real Abarth, I would say that high bid represented a number 166 car cover. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $265,000. 550 and 575 Maranellos have become hot properties recently, with a few very low-mileage, 6-speed examples selling for over $400k. This example was merely low-mileage instead of ultra low-mileage. Like all Ferraris in this auction, it was a no-sale on the block, with a high bid of $220,000. However it was later reported sold at $30k below low estimate. Given the beautiful condition and the current exalted market status of gated-shifter examples, it seems very well bought. JAPANESE #121-1968 SUBARU 360 microcar. S/N K111L3787. Cream/red vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 149,550 miles. Restored more than 10 years ago and displayed at a Subaru dealership. Repaint consistent with factory technique, although color at slight variance. Panels straight. Aged brightwork around windows and mild pitting of door chrome. Well-done, pristine interior. Engine bay dirty. Missing air cleaner 6711321). A loss for someone, but on this day a fair transaction for buyer and seller. #111-2003 FERRARI 575M Maranello coupe. S/N ZFFBV55A330133205. Eng. # 76211. Grigio Titanium/Nero leather. Odo: 27,705 miles. A virtual as-new car, one of only 84 manual gearbox 575Ms for U.S. market. Paint looks brand new and interior is close. No discernible wear to seat bolsters, but driver’s armrest plastic shows hints of use. No opportunity to look under hood. Service history present in auction file. Belt service 3,000 miles ago. CARFAX reveals rear window replacement five miles ago. Comes with factory satin age. Noted is an aftermarket a/c thermal regulator. Repaint of crinkle material. Glass is factory original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $59,400. Long undervalued, this Italian exotic has enjoyed recent recognition. Although not the best example, this Indy did have user-friendly factory a/c and power steering. Sold in November 2014 by Artcurial in Paris for $71,567 (SCM# and heater duct hose. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,750. Not concours level, but an appealing microcar. There seems to be no end to the objects that can fill a collector’s garage. As 10,000 were sold in the U.S., the buyer could easily find another but could spend the purchase amount bringing it to this level. 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Rising Sun Three top-tier Mitsubishis by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #1493. 1971 DATSUN 1600 SSS sedan. S/N PL510326512. 80,000 miles. “Left-hand drive, numbers-matching car with light modifications inspired by the East Africa Safari Rally endurance Datsuns of the early 1970s. The SSS was a performance model not originally sold in the U.S. and included a twin-carb L16 engine. Recently imported from Portugal. Clear Virginia title.” Condition: 3+. The Finest Hershey, PA #143-1972 NISSAN FAIRLADY ZG coupe. S/N HS30100011. Grand Prix Maroon/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 75,560 km. Interesting JDM 240Z variant. I spoke to the caretaker, who said it’s great to drive. Exterior cosmetics only okay. Older correct maroon repaint a bit thick, with many chips and dings including multiple mysterious dents in roof. Somewhat gloomy interior sports excellent dashtop, new correct steering wheel, nice quilting on side of console and original radio. Underhood appearance original and very clean, not detailed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,500. The rare Fairlady ZG had stock 240Z SOHC engine mated car, but among the most attention-getting cars at the auction. Following restoration, was on display at a New Jersey Acura dealer prior to purchase for consignor’s collection. Sold at no reserve slightly above low estimate after enthusiastic bidding, but I thought this fine, lowmileage example would bring a couple of thousand more. Well bought. AMERICAN #100-1923 HUPMOBILE SERIES R Spe- SOLD AT $17,850. Americans got their sudden introduction to the idea of Japanese motorsport credibility when the Datsun 510 swept SCCA races from 1970 to 1972. Enthusiasts will appreciate the rarity of an LHD SSS and the high-stance build. Price is in the ballpark for a stock 510; call it well bought and sold. Bring A Trailer, 6/13/16. #1507. 1990 TOYOTA CELICA All-Trac Turbo coupe. S/N JT2ST88PXL0008961. 140,274 miles. “The homologation model for Toyota’s WRC-winning rally car, known outside the U.S. as the GT-Four. Well-cared-for, unmodified example with extensive paperwork. Everything works, including a/c, sunroof and factory optional 10-speaker stereo.” Condition 3-. SOLD AT $6,195. Before the Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, there was the Toyota Celica GT-Four, which won six WRC World Championship titles from 1989 to 1994. But most Americans never heard of it or don’t remember it, and the cars remain relatively attainable. Still, many of the original 1,700 American-market examples have been modified or crashed, so this was well bought. Bring A Trailer, 6/14/16. #1565. 1991 NISSAN FIGARO convertible. S/N FK1000568. 50,000 miles. RHD. “Recently imported from Japan by the selling dealer. Wellcared-for example. Clean Pennsylvania title. The fuel-injected 1.0-L turbocharged inline four produces 75 hp and is paired to a 3-speed automatic gearbox.” Condition: 3. to a 5-speed and limited-slip differential, along with cosmetic changes compared to a regular Z, such as the extended nose with covered headlights and fender flares. (The nose itself was also sold by U.S. dealers and is known as the G-nose, but this car is a specific JDM model.) It should not be confused with the Fairlady Z432, which has a twin-cam engine but the standard 240Z body design. According to catalog, this is the first recorded sale of a Fairlady ZG in the U.S. (certainly the first ZG I’ve seen), so there are no American comparables. It will require some investment in paint and bodywork to live up to its potential, but buyer should have no regrets. #150-1972 HONDA 600 2-dr sedan. S/N 00000AN6001051822. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 12,076 miles. Delightful N600 in fine condition. Smooth repaint very nice except for chips and wear to left side rocker—from getting in and out? Excellent panel fit and chrome. Interior also nice with slight aging to some hardware and edges of door-panel plastics. Non-authentic plush carpeting well fitted, but a bit discordant. Good Yokohama Advan tires on 10-inch wheels. Recent head gasket. Air- cial tourer. S/N T33174. Black/tan canvas/ black leather. Odo: 25,535 miles. Prior to auction not driven for 30 years—although cylinders oiled and engine turned by hand annually. Shiny black paint with inclusions, scratches and crackling, but still excellent glossy appearance. Straight panels. Attractive leather interior with modest wear. Superficial rust on interior fixtures and engine surfaces. New carpeting. Attractive striped disc wheels. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,000. After 35 years in same family, donated to support efforts to fight juvenile diabetes. Charity cars often bring above-market results, but this car was purchased favorably. The new owner should enjoy his first classic, and visitors to his winery should be impressed with their vintage transport. #106-1932 LINCOLN MODEL KB se- dan. S/N KB1291. Dark blue & black/tan cloth. Odo: 51,070 miles. One of two impressive 1932 V12 KB Lincolns in the sale. The other, Lot 126, was a breathtaking restoration, but this sedan had a more complicated history, including fitting of original body onto a correct replacement chassis years ago. Panel fit excellent—thunk of the doors closing exudes quality. Smooth paint with minor chips and scratches, but still presents well. Chrome not new, but consistent with overall condition. Charming interior is allegedly original and SOLD AT $24,518. Nissan only planned to build 8,000 of these retro-styled Kei cars, but to meet demand they bumped production up to 20,000 and sold them by lottery. They’re just now old enough to import. Bring A Trailer, 6/23/16. ♦ 168 cooled engine sounds good but wants to stall until warmed up, so may require attention there. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,650. A humble looks it, with stuffing popping out of stained seats and deteriorated (moth-eaten?) carpets in Sports Car Market

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The Finest Hershey, PA rear. Excellent under hood, with a modern belt. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $75,900. The lovely interior of this dignified Lincoln presents a dilemma for the new owner. It would be a shame to restore it and lose the originality, but use will inevitably result in further deterioration. There seemed to be ambiguity in the sales room as to whether this car was sold on the block, but ultimately I was pleased to see it sell just above the low estimate—close to the SCM Pocket Price Guide median sale price. I worry that huge, closed classics don’t seem to attract a younger clientele. As they say, a lot of car for the money. #126-1932 LINCOLN MODEL KB coupe. S/N KB1635. Eng. # KB1635. Dark tan & black/black leather. Odo: 42,595 miles. Photos do no justice to this nearflawless Judkins coachbuilt coupe. Catalog states that this KB V12 underwent a 15-year restoration concluding in 2009, and it’s not hard to believe. Deep, rich paint with just the right level of luster. Eschews flashy chrome wire wheels and whitewalls for painted wire wheels on period-correct blackwalls—a look of authentic, good taste. Chrome perfect, interior perfect. Even the graceful side mirrors have Judkins emblems on them. One of the finest 1930s American classics I have ever BEST BUY seen. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $198,000. The KB may be the greatest of the Classic-era Lincolns, astronomically expensive in its time. This jaw-dropping car is one of only 23 1932 KB Judkins coupes produced in two variations, with and without rumble seat (this example having a trunk). I do not know the car’s show history, but it should easily be welcomed at Amelia Island, Pebble Beach or any highlevel concours. Gigantic American classics are not the flavor of the month right now, but this car brought a respectable price right at low estimate. It would have been a steal at $100,000 higher. Extremely well bought for the quality of both the restoration and underlying car. #118-1934 OLDSMOBILE SERIES L convertible. S/N 34418. Corona Beige/tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 75,260 miles. Previous concours restoration with multiple awards to its credit. Several touched-up paint chips, scratches and bubbles. Areas of cracking and craquelure. Well-done accent striping. Faded brightwork on safety lights. Delamination of vent window. Several imperfections of faux bois dash. Top and interior leather appear trim pieces including spotlight, wipers and top snaps. Delamination on driver’s door glass. New red upholstery fits doors poorly. Engine compartment dirty with extensive oxidation. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $30,800. This Packard might have been more appropriately placed out in the field at Hershey than in the auction tent. Base presentation of base model. Cost of restoration would exceed the Packard’s potential value. Well sold. #119-1951 MERCURY EIGHT Woodie good. Engine compartment appropriate and neat. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $81,400. Aged res- wagon. S/N 51MEX11161M. Maroon/brown vinyl. Odo: 71 miles. Written up on auction website as an “amateur restoration” of unknown age. Wavy panels and poor door fit. Blonde (ash) wood is real and seems original. Dark is faux bois inside and out. Grille, bumpers and light bezels have been re-chromed. Remaining brightwork shows considerable toration looks great from 10 feet. Stately presentation of one of few surviving long-wheelbase, 8-cylinder convertibles. A handsome AACA tour car, for which a generous sum was paid. #104-1939 PACKARD SIX Series 1700 convertible. S/N 12893012. Black/tan canvas/ red leather. Odo: 66,670 miles. Said to be in near-original condition. Poor-quality black paint covering welting and rubber gaskets, with accumulation in seams. Hood, trunk and door fit poor. Hood ornament, sideview mirror, door handle and portion of grille denuded of chrome. Lots of other chrome pitted. Missing age. Dashboard peeling. All three rows of seats have been re-covered. Engine bay relatively neat, but 12-volt battery sits loose. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Solid, car in above-average condition. Woodies as a class have retreated from their highs. This post-war 2-door wagon was produced for only three years and had more horsepower than its Ford counterpart—it represents a great value and a great platform. Seller was correct to wait for a higher bid. © 170 Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Aarhus, DNK Silverstone — The Classic Race Aarhus Auction Silverstone did well to sell the star lot, a 2010 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR replica, for a strong $365k Company Silverstone Date May 28–29, 2016 Location Aarhus, Denmark Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 47/98 Sales rate 48% Sales total $2,262,822 High sale 2010 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR replica, sold at $365,400 Buyer’s premium One of nine — 2010 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR replica racer, sold at $365,400 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.90) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics sale in Aarhus. It teamed up with Lauritz.com — Europe’s largest online auction company — to offer 90 cars plus assorted motorcycles and a landau carriage over two days at the Classic Race Aarhus event. The closed-roads motorsport weekend takes over the wealthy Mindeparken area of town, and bills itself as “the most friendly historic racing festival in Europe.” This was the event’s sixth running. O nly months after Bonhams staged an auction just 30 miles from Denmark’s second-largest city, Silverstone held its first overseas Aarhus, DNK sale was something of an unknown quantity, as local agents sourced many of the cars from continental Europe. The sale was conducted in English and, unusually, euros instead of the local currency — the theory being that many bidders would be from Euro countries, so might as well have the transactions in numbers they understood rather than Danish krones. Silverstone’s sale was held three weeks before Britain’s vote on whether or not to remain part of the EU, so the exchange rate was still the old normal one at that time before the pound tanked, taking the euro a ways down with it. The auction sessions had to be crowbarred in between the race groups, and on Sunday there was a mass wedding to work around, but on the plus side, from the rostrum you could see the sea. Anyway…back to the cars. A mixed bag included a beautifully original and pati- nated XK 120 roadster that didn’t sell, but Silverstone did well to sell the star lot, a replica Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, for a strong $365k. Nobody’s ever going to mistake it for one of the originals, which don’t leave Mercedes’ sight, but the man who originated the Proteus C-type replicas beautifully crafted it. Of the three Gen 1/1.5 Dodge Vipers, one sold, at $45,360 and a Ferrari 456M GTA looked like a good value at $59,220. However, none of the big Ferraris — a 512 BBi and two 512 TRs — could find new homes. A nice, straight Porsche 912 5-speed fetched $46,620, and a clean 911T $74,340. A Mercedes 600, formerly owned by Danish travel tycoon and eccentric Simon Spies, sold for $157,500, with some obvious air-suspension needs. A 1973 Lancia Fulvia, while not perfect, looked like a good value at $9,199. I was drawn to the restored Transporter T3 Doka that had been first owned by 1970 Chevrolet C20 pickup, sold at $11,971 174 Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, but sadly it was unsold at $56k, with a rather hopeful buynow tag of $69,532 on the Sunday. This was very much a try-out arranged at quite short notice, but it’s a so-faruntapped market, and all the signs are that Silverstone will be back next year. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Aarhus, DNK ENGLISH #224-1956 BENTLEY S1 sedan. S/N B134LBA. White/white leather. Nicely preserved and titivated rather than completely restored. Panel fit and brightwork pretty good. Hubcaps nice and straight. Leather new in the not-too-distant past, newish carpets and tim- steering wheel, but original comes with car. Motor and engine bay fairly grubby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,791. Imported to Denmark 2007. Fair order for a driver Morgan of this age, and fair money. Good Plus 8s are $15k more, but this is about it for an older fourbanger, about 50% more than a steel-bumper MGB. Fair both ways. #119-1994 JAGUAR XJS Celebration to be the sweetest to drive (I really can’t tell, as they’re all different). A fair deal both ways. #245-1971 LOTUS ELAN +2S 130/5 berwork deep and lustrous. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,206. All this has against it is Wedding White...but the new owner could turn that to their advantage. Sold online to Estonia and on the money for a tidy, usable S1, with that soft radiator shell—more elegant than a Silver Cloud. #211-1966 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E14362. Eng. # 7E115109. Red/black cloth/black leather. Federal-spec car that’s nicely straight and not rusty. With good panel gaps, but has been a bit knocked about, with a ding in nose and chrome front bumper bent—“highly original,” as the catalog had it. Leather shiny, but not unduly worn. Top noted popped up, as it suggests a vacuum leak... which can suggest rust holes in the front crossmember. Interior vinyl original and holding up well. Dash top and center console vinyl okay, while dash veneer good, with only a couple of minor chips. Moto-Lita wood-rim wheel fitted. Motor clean and tidy. With workshop manual and original radio. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,396. Appeared hammered sold on the day, but the published results say otherwise. Seemed like a fair price. to need replacement and original engine, confirmed by Heritage Certificate, noted to be running. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $90,720. Sold new to the U.S. and spent most of its life in Missouri. Imported to the U.K. in 2013. For a Stromberg-equipped car with needs, I’d call this very well sold. #138-1968 JAGUAR 340 sedan. S/N 1J80250DN. Gunmetal/red leather. Odo: 214,000 km. 340 (and 240) is the down-spec’d run-out Mk 2 before the replacement XJ6, with slimmer bumpers. This example said to have been restored in 1986; still looks good, with decent paint and chrome. Leather is heavily rippled and patinated on front seat bases, lightly creased everywhere else. Dash timber and door cappings good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,420. This is fair money for an honest old driver-quality 340. A 3.8 Mk 2 will fetch more, but this at least is a manual and the 3.4 is said 176 #244-1981 MORGAN 4/4 roadster. S/N B4913. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 41,557 miles. Kent-engined 4/4. Body fairly straight and paint okay. One or two of the wheel rims a little rusty. Seat vinyl shiny, but not unduly worn. Dash veneer pretty good, with a few small cracks at edges. Wood-rim furniture in good order. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,380. Originally sold into Sweden and only came to Denmark recently. Let go some way below the €18k ($20k) lower estimate and looks like a good deal. Would likely fetch more in the U.K. or even the U.S. #207-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 se- dan. S/N 10001412000105. Black/beige leather. Odo: 64,374 miles. Straight enough with okay paint and good brightwork. Leather and timber all okay as well, with good veneers. However, the front sits on the bump Sports Car Market coupe. S/N 71000005164. Bronze/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 60,042 miles. Fair body largely absent of pings or star marks. Paint said to be original and could be, with a little microblistering. Windscreen surround discolored and becoming detached. Headlights shown down in the catalog pics, but it’s always a worry when a static Elan is presented with headlights used, veneers excellent. Added pouncing Jaguar on hood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,531. U.S.-supplied and then shipped to Belgium. Sold at fair money for any XJS that has survived in this condition. GERMAN #117-1954 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 536042. Blue/gray velour. Nicely kept oval, with extras. Very original, with older (1980s) paint that’s holding up well. Semaphore indicators still work. Interior very original with a few stains to seat velour and carpets, but steering wheel and other Edition convertible. S/N SAJNX2749SL196626. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 66,000 miles. Well kept and not rusty around the rear arches (yet...). Leather only lightly

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Silverstone Aarhus, DNK stops and the rear is propped up on blocks.... Cond: 3. SOLD AT $157,500. Formerly one thenticity. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,620. Originally supplied in North Carolina, evidently reached Denmark only recently. Hammered sold in the room at €37k ($41k), €7k ($8k) behind the €45k ($50k) lower estimate. #118-1971 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9111102414. Golden Green/black vinyl. Odo: 21,384 miles. Good, straight and apparently rot-free. Recent windows-out repaint. Seat vinyl doing well and velour central inserts look newer. Dash top okay. Carpets protected of two owned by the notorious Danish travel tycoon and self-publicist Simon Spies, who had a long version, too. This is Lille Frede, while the big ’un is Lange Frede. Sold online to a Danish buyer with hammer price €5k ($5.6k) over lower estimate, but there’s no such thing as a cheap 600. #122-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE coupe. S/N 11202112005514. White/beige leather. Odo: 34,499 miles. The W112, or finless fintail. Older restoration holding up well, with interior settling in to a nice patina. Dash veneers look okay and timber dash top not too by mats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,340. Very fair money for a small-bumper 911 compared with the rest of Europe. Unusual non-U.S. color not to everyone’s taste, but 2.2 911Ts (1970–71) are well known for their smooth torquey response and long-lived, easy-tomaintain charm. #136-1974 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER warped. Air suspension sits straight. Newish exhaust. Florida title, but Dutch-cleared paperwork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,720. Original German-market car that has been in the U.S. for a time. Sold cheap, final price with premium more than €3k ($3,350) under lower estimate of €28k ($31k). #214-1966 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 460304. Polo Red/black leather. Odo: 54,112 miles. SWB 912. Refurbished rather than fully restored, although paint a bit heavy-handed in bonnet shuts. Brightwork mostly good, with a few small dings in hubcaps. Vinyl in good order, with five-dial dash and original Blaupunkt radio. With Porsche Certificate of Au- and books. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,840. ...but you wouldn’t want to fire it up before changing all fluids and seals. Actually driving it would remove the very thing that confers its value, rendering it a bit useless as anything other than an exhibition piece. Silly money for something you can’t use. #228-1986 BMW M5 sedan. S/N WBSDC910301018409. White/black leather. Odo: 221,000 km. Restored E28, although at first glance the color scheme puts you in mind of the earlier E12 M535i. Appears straight and 178 Sports Car Market BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1342217262. Blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 90 km. Amazing time-warp Super Beetle (the one with the curved screen and MacPherson struts). Originally supplied to Italy to an old boy who apparently didn’t really want a car and walked to church. Last used in 1978, with 90 km on the clock and still almost like new. Well Waxoyled. Said to be original oil in motor. Certainly original tires on rims. With original toolkit, invoice

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Silverstone Aarhus, DNK rot-free. Refurbished and with new BBS wheels, some service history. Leather lightly creased in back and a little more heavily worn up front. Decent dash and carpets. Cond: 2-. #146-2004 PORSCHE 911 Turbo cabrio- let. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z4S671105. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 13,300 km. Well kept with full service history—last of six stamps at 12,545 km. Driver’s seat lightly creased, passenger’s side looks practically unused. Well equipped with adjustable seat heating, cruise control, CD autochanger, stainless-steel tail- left). I admit to betting Silverstone staff a tenner that they wouldn’t... Shows how wrong you can be. Well sold. ITALIAN #120-1973 LANCIA FULVIA Series II coupe. S/N 18630067678. Green/ white leather. Odo: 54,617 km. Recently recommissioned and appears structurally okay, with good inner fenders. All exterior brightwork okay. Front seats are a bit tatty within retrimmed interior, with some seams BEST BUY SOLD AT $55,440. On the day declared not sold at a high bid of €46k ($52k) against a slightly ambitious estimate range of €55k–€65k ($61k–$73k), but this was later converted to a deal at a confirmed price of €49,500 all in. I’d call that fair, but remember that fewer than 2,200 of these were built and as a Euro-spec, non-cat like example—with only 588 made—this is the most desirable. #144-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 500GE SUV. S/N VAG46322817909614. Amethyst Blue/black leather. Odo: 173,000 miles. Topend G-Wagen, one of 500 made. In good order all around. Creased driver’s seat base, less so in rear, but almost unused on front passenger’s side. Veneers all good. Complete with books, tools and unopened first-aid kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,351. First owned by His Maj- pipes, aluminum instrument panels, seat belts in Guards Red along with the gear lever and handbrake in aluminum. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $97,651. Delivered new in Sweden. Sold here for around twice what a Turbo coupe fetches but, in Europe at least, a manual fetches more than a Tiptronic. #125-2010 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SLR replica racer. S/N 10801810079329. Eng. # 13090010025963. Silver/blue check cloth. Well-proportioned 300SLR replica by Jim Marland, who started Proteus. Rather disappointingly powered only by a 280E six backed up by a 4-speed, both from a W108. Nicely replicated dash and instruments (well, I have sat behind the real thing for 1,000 miles over three days...). 722 SLR registration number coming apart. Dash veneer okay, with modern stereo let in. Sports steering wheel fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,199. Sold very, very cheap for a running Fulvia coupe. Provided there’s no lurking rot, a bargain. #233-2002 FERRARI 360 F1 Spider. S/N ZFFYT53B000130030. Yellow/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 47,560 km. Lowish mileage, well kept and unscuffed. Seat base leather lightly rippled. Stick-on Scuderia badges. Mo- esty King Constantine II of Greece (who is a Danish prince), and available by invitation only. Remarkable the status these have attained, having been conceived by Steyr as basically military transport. Anyway...the sky’s the limit on price and spec, even now, but this was near top of factory spec. So selling for less than Range Rover CSK money, even though it was over estimate, makes it look like a relatively good value. “ 180 was for sale by separate negotiation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $365,400. Was on sale with a U.K. dealer for most of past two years, so Silverstone did well to get this away at any price, even at a hammer price that was a little way behind the €320k ($357k) lower estimate. A nice thing to have, but nobody on the planet is going to imagine for a moment that it’s the real thing (nine built and only six or seven Sold on the phone to Romania. Auctioneer Humbert quipped as the hammer fell, ‘Yeah, the whole country has clubbed together to buy it...’ Ouch! tor still looks almost like new, cam belts last done at 40k. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,960. 360s have dipped cheaper than 355s at the moment, so they’re due to get their run up. Fairly bought for now. #215-2002 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP620 coupe. S/N ZA9BC10E02LA12084. Yellow/black leather. Odo: ” Sports Car Market

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Our Portland Hipster by Tony Piff What are the hipsters driving in your town? Send submissions to hipster@sportscarmarket.com. #231927654849. 1977 SAAB 99 LE 2-dr coupe. S/N 99771034646. 31,281 miles. “Selling it out of my own collection due to medical bills. You could drive it anywhere. Paint is reasonably shiny. Interior is all there. Aftermarket Mallory ignition, new tierod ends, rebuilt steering rack. It also got a general fussing-over to adjust all the little things that a car always seems to need. Has all of the tools and four keys.” Condition 4+. d Hipster by Tony Piff What are the hipsters driving in your town? Send submissions to hipster@sportscarmarket.com. #231927654849. 1977 SAAB 99 LE 2-dr coupe. S/N 99771034646. 31,281 miles. “Selling it out of my own collection due to medical bills. You could drive it anywhere. Paint is reasonably shiny. Interior is all there. Aftermarket Mallory ignition, new tie- rod ends, rebuilt steering rack. It also got a general fussing-over to adjust all the little things that a car always seems to need. Has all of the tools and four keys.” Condition 4+. Silverstone Silverstone Aarhus, DNK 19,675 km. Fair order. Leather a little worn and commensurate with low mileage. It’s actually black with a yellow wrap, so reverting it to original would be easy enough. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,300. Delivered new in Sweden, into Denmark in 2008. Sold on the phone to Romania. Auctioneer Humbert quipped as the hammer fell, “Yeah, the whole country has clubbed together to buy it...” Ouch! He really shouldn’t, you know. Anyway, fair price for yesterday’s supercar. #128-2003 FERRARI 456M GT 2+2 coupe. S/N ZFFWP44B000130508. Grigio Titanio/black leather. RHD. Odo: 11,985 miles. Low mileage, well kept and unscuffed. Leather has resisted most attempts to wear it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,971. One owner from new until 2014, when it came to Europe. You normally couldn’t buy it in the U.K. this cheap. Well bought. #135-2001 DODGE VIPER RT/10 con- vertible. S/N 1B3ER65E71V701367. Black/ black cloth/black & brown leather. Odo: 9,119 miles. 8.0-L fuel-injected V10, 5-sp. First generation, Phase 2. Low mileage, with leather unworn. Crackle-finish to valve covers lasting well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,360. Originally SOLD AT $4,900. Easy to work on, with a great parts supply, and not at all weird-looking — compared to a Citroën. Despite the Swedes’ early rallying history, these are fragile cars. Such a preserved example belongs with a knowledgeable enthusiast caretaker, who, on weekend drives, will find wringing out the 4-speed almost as thrilling as making it back home without the assistance of a flatbed trailer. Well bought. eBay Motors, 5/5/16. #142032326457. 1962 MERCURY MONTEREY sedan. S/N 2W62Z531542. 91,840 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. “Excellent condition, nice chrome, mostly original paint, interior near perfect. Well maintained. Newer tires, brakes, 390 V8. Runs very well. Many new parts over the last few years. Can be driven daily or for show.” Condition 3. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $100,800. Belgian supplied, but more recently in the U.K. Strong money for a 456, even an M, but low mileage helps explain that. AMERICAN #121-1970 CHEVROLET C20 pickup. S/N CE240Z171444. Ochre & white/brown vinyl. Odo: 66,507 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Straight body with decent repaint. Retrimmed while still in the U.S. and now looking a little loose and baggy. Appears not to have had a hard life, as pickup bed isn’t hammered. Big aftermarket white-spoke wheels appear to be only deviation from stock. in Tampa, FL, then Sweden in 2008 with 8,705 miles. Only one of three Vipers to sell here, and pretty much on the money. Might look expensive compared with the U.S. market, but we don’t get so many to choose from in Europe, so they cost more. Remember, this was before the EU vote, after which the pound tanked, so the differential is even more marked now. © SOLD AT $5,000. Your Prius- and bicycle-commuting friends may express zero interest in your new 53-year-old American sedan, but roll down the Monterey’s power “Breezeway” rear window, and see if they don’t start asking all sorts of questions: “But what about the aerodynamics? Can you really drive around like that?” Answer with two words: “Pile in.” Well bought. eBay Motors, 6/22/16. ♦ 182 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD VanDerBrink — The Baus Collection Some ran, others wouldn’t, and none had or were sold with a battery. Yes, it was a BYOB auction Company VanDerBrink Auctions Date May 28, 2016 Location Hoven, SD Auctioneers Yvette VanDerBrink, Dale Pavlis, Aaron Williamson Automotive lots sold/offered 31/31 Sales rate 100% Sales total $272,074 High sale 1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, sold at $36,720 Buyer’s premium Bring lots of trailers, and/or batteries Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics L ocated in the middle of South Dakota — barely east of the Missouri River — the small farming community of Hoven is usually known for its ornate Gothicstyle Catholic church (known as The Cathedral on the Prairie). However, collector car enthusiasts made a pilgrimage of their own on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to attend the liquidation auction of Harvey Baus. Before retirement, Mr. Baus had the only body shop in Potter County and did well enough with it to start buying cars. Most came from the local area — including the local priest, in several instances, as well as fellow parishioners from the church. It was pretty easy to discern Mr. Baus’ automobile profile as a devotee of post-war American luxury cars. It was also pretty easy to tell that he couldn’t leave them alone. Like a lot of guys from the immediate post-World War II era, he liked to personalize and add extra trinkets — especially St. Christopher medallions and pinstriping. In some extreme cases, he created several vehicles that never existed — such as a 1978 Chevy pickup with a 10-foot Fleetside box. To make room for the cars, he built a 40-by-120-foot pole shed next to his home and a block south of the church. (Did I mention that this was a predominantly Catholic community?) To augment the cars, he also had 186 Hoven, SD No onsite buyer’s premium, 8% for online bidders, included in sold prices eight engines painted up and on display, along with nine pedal cars and 16 pedal tractors. (Did I mention this was in South Dakota?) However, for the past several years, the now elderly Mr. and Mrs. Baus have been in a nursing home. To pay the bills, the family decided to sell off the entire building full of cars — and even the building. Yvette VanDerBrink and her auction company were consigned to sell everything related to the collection, also utilizing Proxibid for online bidder access. Yvette started the auction promptly at 10 bells (literally — did I mention the Catholic church in town?) with the usual boxes of miscellaneous tools and parts. By 10:40 a.m., they started on the first car, a 1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. With copiously applied pinstriping along almost every body contour, the car sold to an online bidder for $36,720. It proved to be the high sale of the day. Since the cars had been sitting for years — in some cases decades — most needed brake work. Some ran, others wouldn’t, and none had or were sold with a battery. Yes, it was a BYOB auction. Not that anyone would prudently consider driving any of these cars further than to a trailer. Even that was a challenge, as the city had decided 2016 was the year to tear up the main road through town, from welcome sign to welcome sign. At 11 bells, the Almighty wrought His vengeance for being usurped, and it started raining. Initially light sprinkles, but within a half hour, it was a deluge, with Yvette invoking my first-ever rain delay at a collector car auction. By 12 bells and a carillon rendition of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Die Kaiserhymne (did I mention that this is a German Catholic community?), the storm passed and the auction continued, with all 31 cars and the building sold by one bell. I’ve learned years ago that I never take my Corvette to a VanDerBrink auction, since it will inevitably involve either driving in mud or parking in a cornfield. I left Hoven Saturday afternoon slinging mud, thanking the Good Lord that I took my pickup with four-wheel drive instead. ♦ Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD AMERICAN #38B-1946 FORD 669T pickup. S/N 699T989800. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 4,448 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Locals confirm this was originally the town fire truck, so 4,448 indicated miles are correct from new. Whatever the fire apparatus was has long been removed—now basically a cab and chassis, with plywood between frame rails. Pretty decent repaint, but with light overspray under hood and on front tires. Correct post-war nochrome cream trim paint—the only shiny bits on whole truck are solo windshield wiper and door-lock cover on passenger’s door. Claimed that all six tires are original to 1946. They do sional work, but it gets the job done. Modern cut-pile carpeting. Essentially no paint left on motor, so not a bad thing that it’s dusty and greasy. I’m probably the first person to look under car since at least 1960. Started and ran well on Friday with a battery. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,500. The Fleetmaster was the mid-level Chevy that year. One can make the argument that they were trimmed as well as the fastbackonly Fleetlines. With plenty of accessories on this one, it almost looks like a low-end Pontiac. Almost a bit too fancy to represent the era, but not a show car by any means—it’s basically a futz-around driver, so it sold about right. #32B-1949 DESOTO CUSTOM 2-dr look pretty good, but how far do you trust tires seven decades old? Hole in roof from gumball light patched. Engine bay looks more like it was sitting in a field than a fire house. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,600. Before the 1948 F-Series, Ford’s model nomenclature hardly rolled off the tongue. Not many folks will take a look at it and say, “Oh, that’s a series 699T, but it could be a series 698.” Mostly it’s, “Yup, looks kinda like an early F-6 fire truck.” No interest at all from Web, but plenty for bootson-the-ground contingent here. So much that Yvette ended up with tie bids at $3,200, opening it up between the two guys at $50 bids up to $3,600. #33B-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMAS- TER sedan. S/N 21FKF27531. Two-tone green/beige mohair. Odo: 8,111 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. First and last digits of odometer heavily flaked and impossible to read. Older repaint, which doesn’t look too bad, but also could stand to be buffed out. Light orange peel on most curved surfaces. Bumpers, chrome emblems and stainless trim look presentable enough. Fitted with dealer-accessory bumper guards and end trim, front and rear— still didn’t stop center grille spear from denting pretty good. Door seals replaced by generic strips. Seats and door panels reupholstered a few years back—not the most profes- of grime. Brakes questionable at best. In course of trying to get it started it would crank but not fire. Then starter took itself out of the gene pool, so no further attempts were made. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,000. Cosmetically more of a 3 in condition, and while I can cast a jaded eye at the whole BYOB (bring your own battery) thing, the dead starter puts it squarely into #4-condition territory. Not that a flathead Chrysler is overly complicated, but it’s still work to do and parts to buy. As such, it sold well. Even if it did run, this was all the money in the world. #36B-1949 CHEVROLET 3600 5-win- dow pickup. S/N 21GRH1475. Blue/brown vinyl. Odo: 44,802 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Pretty decent topical repaint, at least until you get up close and see that it can use some compounding. Red primer overspray on rear snow tires, with dingy old bias plies up front. Correct painted-wood bed floor, with solid wood to boot. Newer, patched-together exhaust system. Weeping brake lines and backing plates. Stock color repaint of interior metal and steering wheel, spraying over serial 188 sedan. S/N 50000561. Black & red/gray cloth. Odo: 2,783 miles. 236-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Equipped with Fluid Drive, radio, period Fulton windshield visor and Mopar-branded Unity spotlights. Originally all black, but Mr. Baus made it two-tone when he repainted the whole car. Red overspray on leaf-spring covers and radiator support. Doors don’t latch the best and rattle, too. Good interior reupholstery work on seats, door and kick panels. Modern closed-loop pile carpeting fitted moderately well. Regular-issue plates on bumpers have 1990 tabs on them, which seems to fit timeline of work done on car. Nothing done under hood, with a rusty motor, old hoses and plenty number tag. Never had a radio. Decent, functional seat redo. Replacement headliner and door panels. Doors shut well, but it takes three men and a boy to pull driver’s door open. Started and ran day before the auction. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,640. With a brake job and a tune-up (new tires wouldn’t hurt either, if you can find someone who’ll deal with original split rims), this would be a pretty decent tootle-around truck. Granted, it will be a slow tootling around, with—at best—a 4.86 rear end. Combine that with splash-lubricated 216 under hood and 40 mph is about as fast as you’d want to run it. Still, if you like life in the slow lane, you could do worse. However, trucks like this all but fall out of both trees in the East River area of SD, so nobody onsite chased it after opening bid online at $8k. #14B-1950 CADILLAC SERIES 62 se- dan. S/N 506265025. Green & black/gray cloth. Odo: 75,719 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Originally all black, with lower body painted several decades ago. Now with something of a semi-gloss finish. Tape striping applied from ends of front-of-hood V emblem to base corners of windshield. Striping also outlines roof and trunk lid. Right front fender trim spear shows voids from where it rotted away and was repaired on the cheap years ago. Decent, but dull, bumpers and door handles. Original interior, but—due to musty, mousy smell—that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Surface rust on tops of doors. Heavier water stains on seat bottoms. Heavily yellowed, ancient wide whitewall bias-ply tires. While stated that “it ran yesterday,” no attempt was made to start it, and hood stayed shut all day. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,940. Stated that Mr. Baus bought this directly from original owner, the local bishop. While it’s quite restorable, the fact that it’s a sedan—albeit a six-window—won’t make it cost effective. Hopefully, the online buyer from Illinois is into it for love rather than money, or has designs on something else for it. Otherwise, it may have been bought on a bid and a prayer. Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD #23B-1950 BUICK SUPER sedan. S/N 45989392. Dark blue/gray cloth. Odo: 51,532 miles. 263-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed to be all original at 51,532 miles, but wears a really crappy old repaint, with no real attempt to prep flaking original paint beneath it. Excellent door fit. Most brightwork presents well and was buffed at one time, but bumpers are original and dull. Half of door glass is delaminating to some extent. All door panels pretty nice, but seats getting pretty rough. Rear seat stained more than torn, and ashtray assembly in front-seat back yanked out, along with roberail mountings. Generally unkempt engine bay, repaint in recent decades—just not the last one. Door seals painted over, but latches were masked off. Polished stainless trim, but dull, original bumper chrome. License plates last renewed in 1984. All-original interior, apart with original shift lever cut off and welded to it, while PRNDL display from donor vehicle’s dashboard is screwed to firewall next to accelerator pedal (it does give new meaning to “kick it in gear”). Fairly decent masked-off although size of open-element oil filter (P115) written in permanent marker on side of canister. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,320. I can buy the 51k-original-mile thing, as a lot of farmers would buy a Buick for their Sunday go-tomeeting car if they had a good year for crop prices. Just don’t try to sell me this bill of goods as being all original. At best, this means you know exactly what to get to replace everything that’s worn out—in this case, that’s a lot. Sold on Proxibid for a trip to Ohio, so hopefully they know they’ll be underwater with the car before it rolls off the truck. #22B-1951 BUICK SUPER Riviera 2-dr hard top. S/N 16420986. Medium blue metallic & white/gray cloth. Odo: 4,674 miles. 263ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Reasonably good trim-off from color-coordinating, iron-on patches alongside door handles. Minty rear seat and moderate wear and water staining on frontseat bottom and door panels. Oil-change decal in door jamb, showing last servicing in May 1994, with one less mile than currently on odometer. After some coaxing with the communal battery the day before, it ran for a while, but no attempt was made on auction day. Very dingy and unkempt under hood. Tired old bias-ply tires, but at least they match. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,250. Too bad Yvette didn’t try cranking down all of the windows, as she may have realized that it is a far more valuable Riviera hard top instead of billing it as just a coupe. Maybe the folks online would’ve continued to bid. As it was, it was picked up by a large Midwest collector car dealer, so there’s money left in it somewhere. Just don’t look under the battery. #37B-1952 FORD F-1 custom pickup. S/N F1DKC20076. Red & silver/tan vinyl. miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nondescript 1970s-vintage Ford 302 dropped in, with a C4 automatic and modern Ford rear axle behind it. Linkage is a modified Hurst manual shifter, repaint on outside, with raw gray primer on inside of cab. Stock instrument cluster was eighty-sixed for a simple panel with tach, oil pressure and temperature gauges. Note that I didn’t say speedometer. Poor hood fit, but to be fair, these trucks tend to have weak hood hinges. Different pairs of hubcaps on each side of truck, plus old radial tires. With a battery and a double shot of ether with a gasoline chaser, it managed to start. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,000. The $6k opening bid was enough on this lipstick-wearing pig, so it sold for way beyond value of its parts. Perhaps the new owner has a bone-stock-but rusted-out twin needing a good home for the parts. Or they like the challenge of undoing other people’s bad ideas. #34B-1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR se- dan. S/N C53J015102. Gray/gray cloth. Odo: 41,257 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Older repaint, which actually comes off as good, original paint, with a correct shine. Polished grille, with rest of chrome and stainless original and somewhat dull. Back bumper very rusty by tailpipe. Bel Air emblems painted over when they reshot white accent side spear. Surface rust in door jambs, getting progressively worse the closer you get to the ground. Faded taillight lenses. Seats reupholstered a decade or three ago, showing light-to-moderate use. Original door panels worse for wear. Heavily soiled carpet and period aftermarket rubber floor mat. Back tailpipe hanger broken, so pipe almost dragging on ground. Mismatched tires, including a flat right rear. A new hood latch is all the detailing done under hood. Starts and runs to some extent. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,400. The best thing to happen in Chevy’s history up to 1953 was that the splash-lubrication 216-ci Stovebolt was retired, and all cars got the full-pressure-lubrication 235. Only Powerglide-equipped cars 190 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD had it before, from the time of that automatic transmission’s introduction in 1950. Pretty much just a simple, dumpy old farmer’s 4-door, so it sold as well as it will anywhere. Bought by an online bidder. #35B-1955 CHEVROLET 3100 Task Force pickup. S/N H255K038781. Blue metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 48,000 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Decent, modern repaint. Accent paint is non-stock bronze on all correct surfaces, rather than white, with additional matching pinstriping. Cargo-box wood is plain tongue-and-groove pine planks, with painted rub strips. Interior steel repainted a slightly darker shade of cream than stock. Generic seat reupholstery kit. Front tires and spare are matching bias plies, while out back it wears a set of bias-ply snow tires. Can’t read enough of engine pad from over-stampings and paint, so not possible to tell if this was a truck V8— let alone from this specific truck. That paint very recently applied, or at least not run much the value. Since it has the correct 6267 style code on undisturbed body tag, it’s not a partsand-body swap. Most likely, someone found a clear title to stick on it years back. Judging by several of the cars here, I’m hardly surprised. And this was the highest selling car here. Sold well to an online buyer. #18B-1961 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-dr fabric from stock. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,000. All 1957 Mercurys could be optioned with base engine for the Turnpike Cruiser series over the standard 255-hp, 312-ci Y-block, but a specific car can’t be confirmed as such by looking at serial number or body tag. Yvette initially thought this was an actual Turnpike Cruiser, but she’s a self-proclaimed Chevy Girl. This is from the opposite end of the model spectrum. Plenty paid here—even if someone did think it was an actual Turnpike Snoozer. Especially since they don’t have the excuse of bidding online and not seeing it in person. #12B-1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- since repaint, as paint on exhaust manifolds and cross-over pipe hasn’t burned off yet. Starts and runs easily, but as a bottle baby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,500. Hard to go wrong here—first-year V8, idiot-proof granny 4-speed (idiot proof in that today’s idiots don’t know how to shift one, so they stay away). Good enough looking to be presentable, but with no danger of feeling bad if you scuff it up hauling cinder blocks through a pine forest. Part and parcel of why old pickups continue to do well—especially these Task Force-era Chevys. It may seem well sold, but is actually market-correct. It also had the most serious interest and folks bidding on it of anything here—you can’t just stereotype that on the rural demographic, either. #17B-1957 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-dr hard top. S/N 57SL57179M. Moonmist Yellow & Classic White/black, gray & cream vinyl. Odo: 89,949 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional Turnpike Cruiser engine with correct fender call-outs. Repaint from a few decades ago pretty decent on outside, but got sloppy in door jambs and hood openings. Vent windows delaminating. Rechromed bumpers, good original stainless, but pitted pot-metal trim. Fender skirts mask missing rear wheel covers. Only thing all four tires have in common is they’re scabby old bias plies—left rear actually a snow tire. Speaking of scabby, not much done under hood in last few decades. Good, mostly original interior soft trim, although seat bottoms seem to be a different 192 vertible. S/N 60J068901. Salmon metallic/ white vinyl/black nylon & white leather. Odo: 66,324 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old, better-quality repaint in original hue. Poor masking around door weatherstripping. Very heavily pinstriped in vinyl. Dealer badge on deck lid from Johnson Cadillac of nearby Aberdeen, SD. Half of front turn-signal lenses glued back together. Bumpers may have been replated in decades past, but not much better than original chrome trim. Seat leather lightly cracking. Lumpy dashboard pad. More recent paint detailing under hood—not that it made hard top. S/N 1Y71Z171580. Light aqua/ white vinyl/aqua vinyl. Odo: 51,923 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Engine has some dealer-accessory chrome dress-up-kit components, but not all. Radiator fan shroud and export braces taken to plating shop. Older masked-off repaint still presentable, but can use some more buffing out. Repaint on roof may be glossier, but was more sloppily applied. Door fit off on both sides. Seats and door panels reupholstered from a pre-made kit in recent years, expertly installed and in superb condition. Driver’s seat-bottom trim plate the car run any better. Started and moved day before from one end of the lineup to the other, but failed to ignite when it came time to sell. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $36,720. Interesting. I decode the serial number prefix as a DeVille 2-dr hard top (60J) instead of a Series 62 convertible (60F)—there wasn’t a DeVille convertible in 1960. So what difference does a little letter make? Simple—half to two-thirds “ broken then reglued. Typical of T-birds of this era, rear suspension sits low. Recent wear on tires shows skidding sideways. Was able to start and run being bottle-fed through carburetor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,500. One of the better cars here, and one that had some attention in recent years, but criminy, how many miles of vinyl pinstriping did this guy go through in a year? One of the appealing things about Rocket Birds was that they were simplistically styled—not adorned with undue embellishments. I’m of the opinion that Mr. Baus looked at elegant cars like this as a plain canvas rather than a styling triumph. Sold well enough, considering that you’re just not going to toss a battery in it and go to cruise night with it. #28B-1964 PONTIAC CATALINA con- vertible. S/N 834K23838. White/clear vinyl/ maroon vinyl. Odo: 10,804 miles. 389-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Optional eight-lug wheels shod with older radials. Better-quality trim-off repaint, but with overspray on frame members below. Also has rear-quarter-panel rust repairs with body filler. Additional pinstriping added. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you run into this. How do you make the connection to use clear vinyl for a convertible top? ” Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes 2016 Subaru WRX STI Series HyperBlue sedan VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. Far and away the most unique aspect of the car is the top. It is upholstered in clear vinyl. Not that it holds up well, as it already has a couple of holes from being pinched by the frame when folded down. Seats are reupholstered in a more conventional maroon vinyl, with non-stock pleats. Original Pontiac rubber floor mats up front, original Buick rubber floor mats in back. SD personalized license plates have tags that expired in 1997, but the 7 was turned into an 8 with magic marker (even in Price as tested: $39,790 Equipment: 2.5-liter 305-hp DOHC turbocharged flat four, 6-sp manual transmission, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Vehicle Dynamics Control EPA mileage: 17/23 Likes: Sublime handling. Steering is tight and direct. Subaru’s 2.5-liter boxer is as good as ever. Audio system is sufficient to drown out road noise. Dislikes: HyperBlue is easy enough to confuse with the middle-aged man’s favorite little blue pill. Combine that with the boy-racer spoiler and there’s no subtlety left. Fun to drive: HHHH½ Eye appeal: HHHH Overall experience: HHHH½ Verdict: The STI has dominated the AWD turbo segment for a long time. It’ll be a bit before the VW Golf R or Ford Focus RS can break through Subaru’s reputation. This is the car, depending on color, which can either blend in or stand out, with as much performance as one needs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited sedan to Harvey’s ’64 Catalina clear-top convertible. Somehow I think Harvey rather liked Pontiacs in white with red interiors. While folks here generally also liked this combination, the notstarting-or-running aspect kept just about everyone’s hands in their pockets. High bidder here was a dealer who’d been paying good money for some of the more unique cars here, so maybe he was just filling up the trailer. #31B-1964 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE sedan. S/N 3147178971. Blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 14,038 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Optional 318 V8, TorqueFlite automatic, a/c and AM radio. Full wheel covers and old radials on stock wheels. Old, cheap repaint— brighter and slightly darker than original light- — Chad Tyson SoDak, that won’t fly). Runs, but in need of a tune-up. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,000. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you run into this. How do you make the connection to use clear vinyl for a convertible top? I’m hoping that it was due to a whole reel of it being available on the cheap rather than divine intervention. Now, granted, you don’t have to worry about dealing with the back window— the whole top is the back window. And terrarium. Stranger yet, beyond $12k, there was a man-to-man shootout for this car on site (one a high-volume, deep-pockets collectorcar dealer, the other an individual) at $250 bids at a time until the dealer folded and it was sold. #29B-1964 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Price as tested: $27,710 Equipment: 2.0-L, 147-hp, 132-ft/lb, DOHC, dual continuous variable valve timing I4, 6-sp automatic with Shiftronic EPA mileage: 28/37 Likes: Decent driving position. Peppy in sport mode. Updated styling certainly raises the bar. Interior is eminently functional. Inexpensive without appearing cheap. Dislikes: Sport steering mode reminds me of cars without power steering or the feeling of trying to mix concrete with a kayak paddle. Niceties like heated seats, touchscreen display and sunroof took this sub-$23k car to $28k in three option package checkboxes. Fun to drive: HHH Eye appeal: HHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: The Elantra goes toe-to-toe with anything in the midsize segment on power, cargo and mileage. But Hyundai’s ace in the hole is its warranty: 10 years or 100,000 miles on the powertrain. Tough to beat that peace of mind. — Chad Tyson 194 4-dr hard top. S/N 834K17984. White/ maroon vinyl. Odo: 34,790 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old radial tires up front, older bias-ply snow tires in back. Local car, with Protect-O-Plate showing that original owner also lived in this town. Better-quality repaint at least a decade ago. Copious pinstriping added. Rear rocker panels have some fiberglass patching. Good door fit. Very poorly applied window tint film. Original windshield is starting to delaminate. Superb original interior—worst thing about it is yellowing of original clear steering-wheel-rim sections. Light soiling at driver’s seat and moderate wear on original rubber floor mats. Fairly good job of detailing motor. While it looks pretty, it turns blue metallic. Light pitting on bumpers and most chrome trim. Good door fit, even if hinges are generally tight. Original engine paint, or more likely, what little of it that’s left. Newer paint on radiator, with a generic flex hose on top. Color-keyed rubber flooring seems recently cleaned off—especially compared to moldy bottoms on most of door panels. Older front seat cover, tightly tied down. Mostly original rear-seat upholstery shows fading and staining. No attempt made to start or run. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,250. The last year Chrysler products had push-button selectors for automatics was 1964, going to a lever for 1965 like rest of the industry. This Belvie certainly looks the part of a narc car, and it won’t surprise me to see it as a fake cop car in the future. Then again, not much call around these parts for a blah, nothingmobile otherwise. #200B-1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD Landau 2-dr hard top. S/N 4Y87Z146981. Samoan Coral & white/black vinyl. Odo: 50,593 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older, topical repaint in original Samoan Coral, yet some of it has lifted beneath body character lines, revealing the Ford-applied coating. Of lesser quality than body paint is paint job on roof after original vinyl was removed. Three chromed plugs in each side of C-pillar replace over and won’t start. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,000. Pretty well equipped—even for a topof-the-line Bonneville. It was also a near carbon copy in color, trim—and yes, pinstriping— Sports Car Market

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original plugs that covered holes pre-stamped for base model’s trim piece. Those landau irons and rest of brightwork wear original plating, and, while looking a bit tired, still appear commensurate with rest of car. Good door fit, even if gaps aren’t perfect. Mostly good original interior, although carpeting heavily faded and fake-wood trim peeling on center console. Newer fuel tank and radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,750. It codes out as a real Landau series—by both VIN and body code on body tag—which were all equipped with vinyl tops and fake landau bars. Back when these cars were being built, all hard-top roofs were pre-stamped for base model’s emblem at Wixom. If car was coded as a Landau, they just plugged those holes on the assembly line and added more from a template for landau trim, since it would be covered by vinyl roof anyway. A decent price for a decent driver, but doubtful that it would bring more money anywhere else as it sits. #30B-1968 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 4-dr hard top. S/N 262398X108460. White/ maroon vinyl. Odo: 25,890 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original window sticker still in place, showing $1,651.83 worth of options, including Safeguard speedometer, rear-window defogger, cruise control and auxiliary gauge panel. Antenna moved to back and additional power rear antenna added, mirrors moved to fenders (no easy task, as they were optional cable remote-controlled units). Aftermarket tach clamped to dash, glasspack exhaust, St. Christopher medallion on driver’s door panel. Has only 25,890 miles from new and was generally well kept. Factory accent stripe worn, but paint, brightwork and interior Generally original and washed off under hood. Superb all-original interior, with light wear on brake pedal and floor mats. Stated it ran on day before the auction, but not attempted during the sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,500. Even with an all-original car, Harvey couldn’t leave it alone. At least the lights look like they mounted to an existing bumper-bolt hole, so it shouldn’t leave a mark. Bidding opened at $5k, and rapidly advanced by on-site bidders only. It hammered sold to a large-volume collector-car dealer. This car should do a lot better in a larger market, properly detailed and sorted out back into readily drivable condition—to the point of being cost effective to profitable. #27B-1969 CHEVROLET CAPRICE soft trim are superb. Original tires with heavier tread wear. Engine compartment doesn’t look too bad, just dusty—but it won’t start. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,000. Fellow SCM contributor Stu Lenzke and I seriously considered going in halfsies on this car—he being horny for late-1960s Pontiacs, me being spoiled on low-mile originals, and both of us bowled over on it being stuffed to the gills with options. Harvey ordered it with every single option except one—the 428-ci V8. We figured with “two doors too many,” it would fly under the radar cheaply, but that was squelched by online pre-bidding going over our budget days before auction started. As it was, the top online bidder and a Midwest high-volume collector car dealer placed the only two bids, the latter putting it on the trailer to their detailing shop. September 2016 2-dr hard top. S/N 166479J241037. Gold/ white vinyl/green nylon & vinyl. Odo: 3,040 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original ProtectO-Plate shows it sold new by Frost Chevrolet, here in Hoven. Optional 300-hp small block, a/c, power brakes, power steering, tilt steering column, clock and remote trunk release. Original Rally wheels—shod with old replacement H78-15 bias-ply tires on three corners and a radial on right front. Good original paint, with various nicks from being on dirt roads. Nice door fit. Good original chrome and trim. A victim of poor storage, as top has spotty dis- VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD #26B-1969 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494879H914814. Bronze metallic/ gold vinyl. Odo: 62,368 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed 62,368 indicated miles are actual, and that car is essentially original. Original window sticker was put back on— showing it was equipped with optional center console, a/c, towing package, cornering lights, rear-window defroster, power windows and Buick Road Wheels, shod with period L78-15 bias-ply replacements. Original paint shows various nicks and chips from being on dirt roads a lot. Good original brightwork, in better condition than paint. The one deviation from stock is set of Lucas driving lights up front. coloration from mildew and interior is moldy. At least seating surfaces are polyester, so they can’t be hurt too badly. Can’t say the same for the carpet. Does not run, as it’s not getting 195

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VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD spark. Brakes have no pedal. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,000. On one hand, in 1969 Chevy was cranking out Camaros in wonderfully timeless colors like Hugger Orange and Daytona Yellow, yet they also made Caprices in ugly, goofy combinations like this. Gold and green—that’s almost enough to make you nauseous (that is, if the mold doesn’t do it first). Some bidders got carried away with originality factor. They had blinders on to reality that it’s a dead car that needs a lot of help in a color combo that’s a tough sell in the 21st century. Sold very well. #40B-1969 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2-dr hard top. S/N J9111164. Red/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 45,943 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Painted with a rattle can. Correct that— painted with a couple of cases of rattle cans. All of what’s left of original, dead paint beneath that. Front bumper pretty good—nice chrome and only a few light dings. All the rest either needs to be soaked in acetone to remove the Krylon or scrapped. Interior door panels were “restored” by stretching new vinyl over original core, then gluing with construction adhesive. A bushel-sized bundle of wiring, electrical components and a John Deere Parts descriptions are about enough to make you want to stick your head in the oven. One particular quirk is her habit of pasting “would be a great addition to any collection” to damn near every car description. However, this car didn’t have that tag line, so it must not have been a great car for any collection. I’m fully in agreement. As for the selling price, plenty was paid for a solid body that will be a long, expensive road to do anything with. #15B-1972 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2-dr hard top. S/N 6D47R2Q100617. Silver/black vinyl/white leather. Odo: 31,506 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old, tired original paint, with a dull finish. Various vintages of repaired, and unrepaired, panel edges and mid-surface chipping. Foot-long scratch above right front fender molding. Heavier scratching and radio antenna base on trunk lid. Mostly bare, rusty metal on front-bumper filler panel. Original chrome and trim a little better than paint, but not by much. Light blistering under original vinyl roof at base of rear window. Original interior with dried and crazed leather worth eter, these luxo-barges rack up their miles and still look like they have a lot fewer than shown. Even if it is low miles, it’s also been largely ignored when it wasn’t driven. A handful to work on, at half the price it sold for. Very well sold to an online bidder who may be in for a surprise. #24B-1972 BUICK RIVIERA custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 4Y87U2H907264. White/ red & black velour. Odo: 26,017 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Started out maroon with a white vinyl top and Covert Maroon cloth interior. Turned into a pimpmobile by Mr. Baus during the 1980s. Roof vinyl stripped off and given a decent color-change repaint. Heavy paint flaking on taillight surrounds. Chromelook Mylar edging applied to door and trunk openings. Fake chrome sidepipe exhaust, with actual duals exiting behind rear bumper through equally tacky chrome outlets. Bordello-style interior redone in synthetic, fuzzy crushed velour. Older engine repaint, which does run to some extent. Surface rust on stock bag full of switches occupies rear-seat footwell. Doors fit surprisingly well, as body is rock-solid. We couldn’t get hood open, so it sold with no attempt to start—or see how much of an engine is even in it. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $600. Sometimes Yvette’s auction trying to rehabilitate. Moderate door panel yellowing, with floppy fit. Carpeting can use a bath, not just a shampoo. Hood latch won’t release, but claimed that it “was firing yesterday.” Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,860. This is one of those “good news: it’s original—bad news: it’s original” kind of cars. While it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that the 31,506 indicated miles are on the first time around the odom- wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,000. A friend of mine was really into 1971–72 boattail Rivs when they hit bottom as used cars in early 1980s. He’d buy, sell, trade, part out, swap parts among some, and even drag race a few that were naturally lightened by road salt. I could never hate him enough to recommend this car to him. There were photos of this Riv when Baus first got it, and aside from missing grille and hood, it was actually a pretty nice, all-original car. What prompted him to go this route with it I’ll never know, but I certainly hope I don’t get that bug. Unfortunately, it may be hereditary, as it appears that a family member was the high bidder. BEST BUY #20B-1976 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Town Car sedan. S/N 6Y82A846821. Maroon/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 2,393 miles. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mostly original paint could really stand to be buffed out. Front bumper points downward slightly. Stick-on foil added to entire body under lower side moldings now starting to blister and lift. Good, original interior, but 196 Sports Car Market

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VanDerBrink Auctions Hoven, SD extra Town Car badges glued to door panels. Yup, all four of ’em. Non-stock 8-track deck installed into ashtray pocket. Aftermarket windshield-wiper delay control mounted below left side of dash, not far from aftermarket tach strapped to steering column. Dingy, greasy under hood, due in no small part to leaking Hydroboost lines. No attempt made to start, and no functionality announcement when sold, so assume it’s a dead sled. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $900. 1976 was the last year that Continentals used what really looked like a Mercury grille, as 1977 Lincoln introduced the Rolls-Royce-look grille shell that was similar to the Mark series that was so successful. This was one of the better deals here, especially if one is conversant in large Fords (which I am, but no longer have the time to deal with). Hey, they sold a 460-ci engine that came out of one of these for the same final bid—worst-case scenario is to yank motor and C6 automatic, then park the rest across the scale. #39B-1978 CHEVROLET C20 Custom Deluxe pickup. S/N CCS248J130065. Light & dark green/green nylon & vinyl. Odo: 29,931 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Bitsa built from at least three different trucks and a Pontiac, starting with an uncut LWB one-ton frame. Cab originally from a blue and white 1974 C20 Custom Deluxe, now with Cheyenne interior trim. VIN pop-riveted to door post matches title, but not glovebox SPID. Engine is ’70s Pontiac 350 mated to a TH400 and half-ton rear axle. Also has an early 1970s Pontiac three-spoke steering wheel with tilt column. Several pickup boxes grafted together well—body side molding joints visible, and they almost come off as OEM. Very authentic repaint with light touch of orange peel. Stock where. Not surprisingly, the chorus from Johnny Cash’s “One Piece at a Time” was running in my head while this was auctioned. #8B-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Indy Pace Car edition coupe. S/N 1Z8748S901403. Black & silver/silver leather. Odo: 48,045 miles. 350-ci 220-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated the 48,045 indicated miles are actual and car leans towards mostly original. The black has been repainted, or at least everything except rear bumper panel. Slightly better door gaps and fit than original. Bone-stock—including the air pump—and lightly cleaned up under hood. Left exhaust chrome tip sticking farther out than the right. Seems to run rich. It drove to the auction site that morning, so “it needs to warm up” isn’t an excuse. Firehawk Indy 500 radials on original IPC wheels. Oil- bracing supplied by a strip of metal on each side that’s either a curtain rod or shelving bracket. Doors rattle like a dice shaker. Wears original coat of paint, which actually isn’t all that bad. Original brightwork also presentable. Stick-on foil added to entire body beneath lower side moldings, now starting to blister and lift. Very dingy engine bay. Starts and runs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,700. I’ve never understood the attraction of sawing the roof off of a car—especially in the upper Midwest. Proper convertibles leak badly enough. The downpour just before this car was sold proved what kind of folly it was—especially since Yvette ran around to find a tarp to throw over it. Yet it was too late, as when the auction resumed, spongy velour seats probably weighed an extra hundred pounds and standing water was on carpeting. Someone paid too much for this, and deserved it. #21B-1979 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL change card on bottom of dash from local Firestone tire purveyor in Aberdeen, SD. Runs out well, if a bit boisterous. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,000. Last-minute addition from outside the collection, and not listed online until that morning. Which explains why it’s out of Mr. Baus’ genre, is in nicer condition and comes with a battery. Before it was offered, I reminded Yvette that she still holds the worldrecord selling price for a ’78 IPC at auction ($86,400, SCM# 6526891). What I didn’t remind her of is that it’s also the world-record price for a ’78 IPC that didn’t deserve it. However, it’s just as well that I didn’t, as she was able to get this one to sell for silly money, too. #19B-1979 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL repro seat vinyl and carpeting. 1961 Chevy Impala wheel covers up front, 1970s Chevy truck covers in back, all on eight-bolt stock split-rims. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,020. This leaves one to wonder if Mr. Baus didn’t spend too much time in the paint booth with the fumes. If it wasn’t for the out-of-proportion wheelwell spacing on the box, this almost comes off as a phantom Longhorn—1968–72 Chevy C20 nine-foot pickup box camper special designed for slide-in campers. No doubt about it, you will be able to find this in any parking lot (provided that you can find a spot long enough to park it). Every time you look at it, you find something new that you missed before. I wouldn’t have been surprised to find a part from one of Keith’s Alfas in it some- Town Coupe custom roadster. S/N 9Y81S712876. Black/red velour. Odo: 71,680 miles. 400-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Bodywork by Carrosserie Sawzall, as entire roof was cut off and trimmed to look like a folding-top convertible. Faux top cover glued into place with construction adhesive. Front headrests also removed and gaps in tops of seat backs stretched close and more adhesive applied. Windshield frame gaps filled with black RTV (at least it’s color coordinated). Underneath, additional structural rior, with less wear than expected for a car with at least 104k miles on it. Sheet of plain vinyl as a low-budget dash cover. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,944. Mr. Baus must have either really hated the 1977–79 Continental fakeRolls-Royce-grille look, or had this car with front-end damage, a 1975 Town Car with rearend damage, and way too much time on his hands. I know a retired FoMoCo engineer who was going to convert a ’79 Collector’s Series to a 460 V8 (as every 1979 Continental was powered by a small-block 400-ci V8). By the time he stripped his donor car down to bare frame, he gave up. Just too much to do to get it right, as from the radiator bracket to the lug nuts, almost everything was different. Anything beyond the $900 price achieved for a ’76 Town Car that sold one lot prior to this was money wasted—even as a parts car. © Town Car custom sedan. S/N 9Y82S707247. Dark blue metallic/white vinyl/light blue leather. Odo: 4,559 miles. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rebuilt with a 1975 Lincoln Continental front clip, body trim and 460-ci engine. Underhood components mostly bolted up, but some parts were made to fit—even if they really didn’t. Oil pressure and coolant gauges RTV’d to fender apron pointing forward. Decent-to-average repaint, with a few light overspray gaffes, slightly off hue from original paint. Super Sport emblems on front fenders an affront to both Lincoln and Chevy fans. 1975 fender skirts and rear quarter-panel trim. Stick-on silver-foil rocker panel trim, aftermarket window tint film. Good original inte- 198 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Keeping with the automotive theme of his huge car-collection garage, Keith Martin created the first jet-propelled Roomba to keep it clean — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: August 25, 2016 RUNNER-UP: This town doesn’t fool around when they boot a car for unpaid parking tickets. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. — Dan Orr, Driggs, ID Super-fast. Even with the wheel covers on — from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds. — Phil Stevens, via email Wheels? Dang it! I knew I forgot something. — Warren D. Blatz, via email The ultimate HoverCar. 0–60 mph on land, 3.8 seconds; on water, 3.5 seconds. Cruise missiles on rear deck are optional. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO So you thought Jim Hall’s Vacuum Cleaner cars were really cool? — John Anzivino, Whitewater, WI This is the unfortunate offspring of an illicit mating of the Chaparral 2J Sucker car and the Batmobile. — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY “Back to the Future” is back with a hovercar. — Jim Graham, Mount Pleasant, SC Keith, should we enter it in the Cannery Row Auto & Yacht auction or wait for Keels & Wheels? — Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor, WA The ultimate lowrider! — Chris Hammond, Lahaina, Maui What happens when a drift goes bad. — Scott Tracy, West Hills, CA Comments With Your Renewals Keep up the great work. I am also enjoying the addition of trucks in your ACC issues! — Daniel Mix, Grove City, OH (SCMer since 1998) Eighteen years of monthly enjoyment! Keep up the fantastic work! — Philip Millians, Atlanta, GA (1998) Best auto magazine out there! Sign me up for another three years. — Jeff Greenberg, Stockton, CA (2003) Keep up the good work. 202 For the first time in SCM history, the same person has won the Mystery Photo contest two months in a row. Steve Schefbauer’s spoof on Publisher Martin actually captures how our Fearless Leader attacks a messy problem. For this, Schefbauer wins an SCM hat festooned with fore-and-aft bills. © Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. Keith, good seeing you at the La Jolla (concours)! — Jan Zverina, San Diego, CA (2004) Thanks for the great read every month! Keep up the great work! — Grant Randall, Alexandria, VA (2003) Great magazine. Thanks for doing it for all of us. — Glenn Michael, Merrimack, NC (2015) Great mag. Please keep up the good work — Troy Raynor, Morro Bay, CA (1996) Very satisfied the way it is. Keep up the good work. — William Kindl, Downingtown, PA (2014) More Corvette articles and auction results. — Eduardo Padron, Miami, FL (2011) Selfishly, more Mustangs! But you do an excellent job already! — Chuck Dunn, Norman, OK (2014) It’s perfect! Leave it! — Richard Cooke, Elmwood Park, IL (1998) Great magazine. Would like to see some focus on mid-level driver-quality cars. — Jon Sloss, East Lyme, CT (2002) Keep up the good job! — Jack Staples, Selah, WA (2008) One of my favorite mags! — Nicolas Cornelius, Phoenix, AZ (2005) Great stuff — keep it coming. — Dan Tull, Mesa, AZ (2009) More motorcycles! — Walt Mainberger, Sarasota, FL (2001) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Jim Tooley Terry Ballard

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English 1952 Jaguar XK-120 roadster 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 roadster S/N GHNL95543. Chariot red/Black w/red piping. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. New, as-original condition. Restored to original specification using recommissioned original parts wherever possible. This car is what a new MGA was in 1960. Many more detailed photos on provided Web link. $40,000. OBO. Contact Keith, Email: kbemail@comcast.net Web: http://tinyurl.com/hwp992f(CA) 1966 Jaguar E-type convertible 1960 MGA 1600 roadster German 1949 Mercedes-Benz 170S cabriolet Burgundy & black/tan. Full frame-off restoration: engine, transmission, chassis by Twitchell; body, paint, interior by Paterek Bros. $220k spent. Gorgeous car. $150,000. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tom@millersportscars.com (NJ) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster S/N 671514. Dove Gray/red. 18,197 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Exceptionally well-preserved and elegant roadster with only 18k original miles since new. Previously owned by two prominent collectors who took great care in preserving the car. Exceptionally clean throughout with a tidy engine bay, clean undercarriage and striking red interior. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1953 Allard K3 roadster S/N 1595. Red & white/red with red piping. 87,000 miles. I6 (inline 6), 6-spd manual. An early 3000. Totally restored from ground up including new Jule frame in 1998, no more scuttle shake. Car has 48-spoke painted wire wheels, Michelin tires, heater, adjustable steering wheel, tonneau cover, side curtains with case. Runs steady 170 degrees in cold or hot weather. $59,500. Contact Paul, Ph: 318.343.5298. Email: p-danner@comcast.net (LA) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster S/N 1E11887. red/black. 5,648 miles. I6 (inline 6), 5-spd manual. Experience exceptional comfort and performance from this spectacular fire-red XKE. Numbers matching with low ownership and numerous upgrades including a new BASS interior and top, 5-speed transmission, headers, high-torque starter, Wilwood brakes, alloy radiator, auxillary fan, Gaz adjustable shocks, poly bushings and more. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1968 Lola T165-70 Mk II Can-Am custom coupe Top-level concours 190SL that was formerly in the collection of the 190SL Club President. Perfect body and paint, matching-numbers engine. Dark blue, tan leather. This car has driven in several 1,000-mile tours and runs absolutely without fault. None better anywhere. $225,000. OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible Exceptionally rare; only 61 K3s were produced, and this is the finest we have ever seen. One owner for most of its life. All correct, fully sorted for real driving and eligible for every conceivable event. Please call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster Concours restoration on a flawless original car. All books, tools, factory hard top, all-weather equipment. All original sheet metal. None better. $82,500. OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe S/N T16010. Chevrolet Yellow/black. 900 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Big-block T160/165. Chassis rebuilt in 1983. Multiple U.S. concours show awards. Road & Track cover car April 1983. Superb investment. Visit our website for full provenance. Worldwide shipping. $300,000. OBO. CULT Sports Cars Ltd. Contact David, Ph: +643.526.8670. Email: info@cultsportscars. com Web: www.cultsportscar.com(Tasman) 1973 Jaguar E-type convertible S/N 1.2104E+13. Rotisserie restoration. ·Charcoal gray, black top, M-B red leather interior ·Taris Charysyn & Co. three-piece fitted luggage ·Complete restoration photo chronology ·Lead-filler bodywork by expert European craftsmen ·New Hyde cut upholstery— NOT A KIT ·Original-model Blaupunkt radio ·M-B data card, owner’s manual, original jack, and extra keys ·All original production labels on window glass, engine bay and trunk S/N YD3/734. Old English White/red. 4,613 miles. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. Rare, unmolested Twin Cam, one of only 2,111 examples produced. Limited ownership, with extensive and highly detailed restoration including article covering its restoration along with photos. Heritage CoA, handbook and operator’s manual. An exceptional MGA example. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) In private hands for decades, this wonderful Series II DB4 has taken part in the NE 1000 Rally twice and performed flawlessly. Beautiful condition throughout, matching numbers, original colors per factory build sheet. Call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) A one-year, professional bare-metal, mechanical and cosmetic rotisserie restoration completed in 2013 by noted European restorer, with attention to detail, down to correct hose clamps and fasteners. The result is breathtaking. Truly a concours-quality restoration of a Mercedes-Benz classic. $205,000. Contact Don, Ph: 520.349.0940. Email: dmack@donmackey. com (AZ) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Green/Cognac. 104,589 miles. 4-spd manual. V12, Fern Gray with Cognac leather interior, matching hard top and black Everflex soft top with matching full tonneau and boot. Lovely one-owner California car with complete service records, equipped with 4-speed transmission, air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, AM/FM radio, handbook and jack. One of only 258 ever produced in this color, rebuilt engine with receipts, runs and drives very nicely. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 204 Red/Parchment M-B Tex. 57,000 miles. I6 (inline 6), 3-spd automatic. A low-mileage car that has not been restored, with less than 57k miles. Service history from new to current with all service write-ups Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery included. Includes original delivery documents, complete tool roll, two tops and original trunk mat. Multiple judged concours winner for over 10 years. $129,000. WGL Investments. Contact Bill, Ph: 503.203.6240. Email: wgl0@comcast.net (OR) 1970 Porsche 911S coupe New brakes (rotors, rebuilt calipers, pads) on all four corners. Non-original Blaupunkt CD/stereo with amp and speakers without any holes cut to return car back to stock (original stereo not available). Full details and additional images available on Web link. $18,000. OBO. Contact Steve, Ph: 503.887.8894. Email: sportracer@earthlink.net Web: https://flic. kr/s/aHsjZ7Zy2f(OR) 1978 Porsche 911 SC coupe S/N WPOZZZ91ZFS150639. 11,078 miles. SPECIAL WISHES. White/black. H6, Comprehensive, professional and very well-documented restoration done in 2007. Driven about 3,000 miles since and fanatically maintained. Matching numbers, original colors. A superb-driving car. Please call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet ·Guards Red paint (G1), striking and rare CanCan Red leather interior (70) ·Engine: M930/20 Kiln Red/cork. H6, 5-spd manual. 116k miles. Sunroof, Carrera tail, polished Fuchs, period-correct. $29,999. Contact Rob, Ph: 503.351.2791. Email: rgeewong@yahoo.com (OR) 1980 Porsche 911 SC coupe ·5-speed manual transmission: G915/72 ·Books, tools, jack, car cover, first-aid kit, tonneau cover and full zip tonneau cover ·Clean CARFAX ·Private collector ownership in Hawaii for the past decade ·Porsche CoA ·Matching-numbers motor Tunis Beige/black. 100,995 miles. Tunis Beige (DB462) w/ black leather interior; black canvas soft top with leather tonneau boot, matching numbers, floor-shift automatic equipped with Behr air conditioning, power windows, zebrawood fascia, tools, jack and handbook. $349,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics.com (CA) 1973 Porsche 911 T Targa S/N 91A0141843. Light blue metallic/black leather. 126,214 miles. I6 (inline 6), 5-spd manual. Beautiful one-owner California, rust-free car. Meticulously cared for and maintained. Body fit, glass and paint in excellent condition. Includes service records, Clifford alarm system and original toolkit. A wonderful edition to any Porsche enthusiast’s garage. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1982 Porsche 911 Carrera SC Targa 51,000 miles. Well maintained, only 51,000 miles! Beautiful interior, a great driver with clean CARFAX. Owned since 2003, full records, NEW: timing belt, brakes, tires, battery and exhaust. Own a Porsche turbo for 1/5 the price of a 930 turbo. $18,500. Contact Tom, Email: tom@millersportscars.com 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera C4 coupe 75,000 miles. Early ’73 Targa. 75k original miles, matching numbers, MFI, factory a/c, foglights and wheelarch trim. Always silver, original interior, solid original floor. Book, tools, jack. New tires, brakes, lines, fuel tank, pump and windshield. $110,000. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tom@ millersportscars.com (NJ) 1976 Porsche 914 2 convertible Red/black leather. 70,500 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Overall in excellent condition, original paint, original interior, low miles. $48,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855. Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com (OH) 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible Polar Silver/black. 40,000 miles. H6, This flawless car will satisfy the fussiest 993 buyer. All service receipts from day one, all books and tools, not a single blemish on the car inside or out. Flawless mechanicals. Please inquire for complete details. No disappointments. $95,000. OBO. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: mattcars@aol.com (CT) 2001 Porsche 911 convertible S/N 4752403994. Summer Yellow/Cinnamon. 41,425 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Two-owner, low-mileage, matching-numbers, fuel-injected 2.0-liter, with original paint, drivetrain, interior, etc. Porsche CoA. Two sets of wheels; black aftermarket Type II with brand-new Michelins (shown) and set of BBS honeycombs (not shown). Straight body with minor chips but retains original paint. Tub and battery box are rust-free, original unused correct spare. Engine, transmission, CVs are recently serviced. Car runs well. 206 100% original and 100% flawless. Very low original mileage, immaculate in every respect. Original books, tools, radio, factory hard top. All services are up to date. Dark red Palomino leather. An impeccable car that is turn-key. $25,000. OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) White/black. H6, 6-spd manual. 95,400 miles. Superclean and very special. GT2 body kit, rebuilt engine Sports Car Market S/N 110f2286073. Fiat White & Saint James Red/black & white. 2,800 miles. Other, 4-spd manual. Fiat 500 based as a tribute to the Fiat Abarth 595. Recently been restored with Abarthworks engine, badges and regalia. Abarth alloy wheels and spinners with new tires and tubes. Various engine modifications have been made as well as new points, distributor with wiring, starter, Abarth exhaust and oil pan. Interior also refurbished with new front and back seats recovered in blackand-white trim. All electrical and mechanicals are in good working order. The car is always the talk of any Italian car meet and turns heads wherever it goes. Additional pictures on request and happy to answer any questions. $17,500. OBO. Properties One. Contact Jared, Ph: 509 462 6000. Email: jbmiller@ propertiesone.net (WA) ·Authenticated as a FACTORY FLAT NOSE, TURBOLOOK CABRIOLET 911 from Porsche, Germany. Verified options that were included ·11,078 documented miles from new An exceptional and rare 911 attained through “Porsche’s Exclusive” or “Special Wishes” program, a stellar one of one. ZZZ VIN number, bumper impact absorbers, tonneau cover, Comfort Seat/R, Sekuriflex windshield, alarm system, a/c, front spoiler/center air cooler, vented front wing, air inlet in rear side section and side entrance lining. A collector’s centerpiece acquisition. $157,500. Contact Don, Ph: 520.349.0940. Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo coupe S/N WVWKG61JX4D130297. silver/black. 23,000 miles. One adult owner since 2004. Very low original mileage. 100% original and untouched. Driven during summers only, always garaged and covered. Heated winter storage. All books, tools and all service receipts from new. Best one on the planet. Period. $27,500. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com (CT) 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition coupe 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo-Look Flat Nose cabriolet w/ only 12,000 miles, 19-inch HRE wheels, Bilstein PSS-10 performance suspension, $2,400 custom GTS seats, short-throw shifter, custom sound system, Momo steering wheel. Receipts and records. Everything done right by fanatical Porschephile. $27,000. OBO. Contact Steven, Ph: 310.893.9302. Email: bernheimlaw2@gmail.com (CA) 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 hatchback Black/black. 27,000 miles. H6. This Black Edition 911 is one out of just 1,911 made and approximately 30% that were delivered to the U.S. Comes standard with Bose Surround Sound, touch-screen communication management system, XM Radio and GPS-based navigation. $62,900. Modern Muscle Cars. Contact Andy, Ph: 352.789.3364. Email: andya@natda.org (FL) Italian 1969 Fiat 595 SS Abarth replica convertible

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe 1984 Ferrari 308 GTSi spyder 2002 Ferrari 575 Maranello F1 coupe stunning. Comes with new set of side curtains and custom cover. One hour from San Francisco. $36,000. Contact Bill, Ph: 707.939.8173. Email: billyoung1228@aol.com (CA) 1949 Chrysler Town & Country convertible S/N ZFFBV55A420129484. 11,714 documented miles from new. A spectacular example. Formerly the personal car of Shelton Ferrari owner. Repainted once. Flawless mechanicals. All original books and tools. Turn-key and ready for show or tours. Too much to list, please inquire. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1973 DeTomaso Pantera L coupe Silver/black. 35,900 miles. Two owners, 35k miles, rare silver, books, tools, jack, documentation. Fresh belt, pump roller, service and 134R a/c upgrade. Very nice original car, everything works; get in and go. Price to sell. $62,500. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tom@millersportscars. com (NJ) 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi spyder ·Fully equipped, including Scuderia Shields, tan leather interior with large-size F1 carbon-fiber seats ·All leatherbound books, tools with spares, original tire inflator, car cover, extra key with three key fobs ·Beautifully maintained with extensive service history records ·Major F1 transmission service, clutch replacement and belt service/replacement in spring 2015 by Ferrari of Denver An untouched original, last of the front-engined V12 powerhouses from the Ferrari factory. Black exterior and supple, tan interior coupe. Clean CARFAX with 10/10/02 showing on delivery card and warranty booklet. A fairly priced find for this extremely low-mileage original. $159,000. Contact Don, Ph: 520.349.0940. Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) American 1929 Ford Model A wagon S/N 4606. yellow/black. 62,500 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Well maintained, properly upgraded with new ANSA exhaust, numbers-matching balanced and blueprinted 351 Cleveland, Edelbrock RPM and Holley carb, 17-inch polished aluminum rims; fresh 245/335 Pilots and twin radiator upgrade. Clean, straight, undercoated—ready to show or drive. One of two owned in Southwest car collection. $96,888. OBO. Coffee Consulting LLC. Contact Paul, Ph: 505.699.8608. Email: paul@kalenian.com (NM) S/N ZFFUA13A5F0054381. Red/tan. 28,900 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Two sets of wheels; original and aftermarket (shown). Two hard tops, one red, the other black. $89,900. Contact Chuck, Email: cfrederick767@gmail.com (OR) One of the nicest in the country. Frame-off restoration about 1,000 miles ago. Wood is S/N VE55S001661. Gypsy Red/light beige. V8, 3-sp manual. V8 (265/195), rare 3-speed transmission, NCRS Top Flight, 1,100 miles since complete frameoff restoration. Excellent interior and top. Fun to drive. Contact Rodger, Ph: 971.227.1753. Email: dwights@cbbmail.com (OR) Red/tan. 41,526 miles. Pepper Red (61) with tan leather interior, matching canvas soft top and tonneau cover, 323-ci straight-8 engine with column shift, original AM radio, twin spotlights and side mirrors, wide whitewall tires, one of only 993 ever produced. An iconic American classic in a gorgeous color scheme. Runs and drives great. $94,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1955 Chevrolet Corvette roadster September 2016 207

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1957 Chevrolet 150 Business sedan 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie 327/360 convertible 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 2-dr hard top S/N VA57S303025. The real deal. 283/270-hp dual 4-barrel carbs. ·Complete documentation and historical photos verifying authenticity and originality ·Rotisserie restoration ·Rear-seat delete, radio, cigarette lighter, heater and right sun visor delete ·Verified correct numbers and date codes; block, deck stamp, heads, transmission, VIN plate, trim, paint, carbs, starter, generator, master cylinder, all glass and fuel pump ·Delivered as a 3-passenger ·Matador Red #802 ·Black Silver trim #715 A virtual one-of-one and perhaps the rarest collector muscle car on the market today. A true numberscorrect and period-correct 1957 150 sedan. The car of choice for ’50s drag racers, with period-correct 3-speed manual column shift. Meticulous research verifies this rare vehicle as the real deal. $107,500. Contact Don, Ph: 520.349.0940. Email: dmack@ donmackey.com (AZ) 327/360hp, 4-Speed. Duntov Mark of Excellence Award ·Roman Red lacquer paint, white soft top and black interior ·Extensive photo catalog documenting frame-off restoration ·All judging sheets and invoices, Corvette constructors’ manual and award data. A finer restoration will not be found ·Level One investment grade ·Performance Verification Award: Passed 145 functions tested without a failure ·Winter Regional Top Flight Score: 99.288 ·Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, Charlotte National Convention Score: 99.6 Arguably the highest-scoring 1962 Corvette Fuelie in NCRS history, resurrected to near-new delivery condition. Owner/restorer purchased in 1985, spending 25 years and 3,000 labor man-hours restoring to original delivery condition. $147,500. Contact Don, Ph: 520.349.0940. Email: dmack@ donmackey.com Web: www.62fuelie.com(AZ) S/N 5T07C195598. Yellow/black. V8, 3-spd automatic. Newly restored to near-perfect condition. Show-ready and a trophy winner. This car still has its original 289 V8 motor, which has been newly rebuilt and so has the automatic transmission. New rear gears, new suspension and front-disc conversion. $22,900. Modern Muscle Cars. Contact Andy, Ph: (352) 789-3364. Email: andya@natda.org (Florida) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback Silver/black leather. 31,810 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Silver with black leather interior and black full tonneau, chassis # CSX2023 equipped with a 289 engine, 4-speed gearbox, disc brakes, full weather equipment with side windows. The 23rd production Cobra built; a rare early model and an outstanding example, fantastic performance. $875,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics.com (CA) 1965 Ford Mustang coupe ERA Cobra. All original and perfect with just 20,000 original miles and one owner from new. 4-speed top loader, Halibrand wheels. All the best components. Always pampered. Needs nothing. $75,000. OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 2005 Ford GT coupe White/black. V8, automatic. Pro Street with blown 540-ci big block. Extremely nice trophy winner. Complete turn-key ready to show or race. Needs nothing. $37,500. Modern Muscle Cars. Contact Andy, Ph: 352.789.3364. Email: andya@natda.org (FL) 1986 Shelby Cobra replica roadster 1,255 documented miles from new ·No damage or paint history, no odometer issues and no structural or loss history ·Extra key, extra key fob, original window sticker, books ·Tire inflator with tow hook ·Mark IV Red/Ebony Leather/White Stripes ·Car cover, never out of the original sealed plastic packaging Very original with low mileage. Repainted red and 4-speed transmission installed in the 1970s per Shelby Registry. Otherwise all original. In private Shelby collection past 10 years. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. $145,000. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd. com(CT) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/450 convertible ·CARFAX documenting single-family ownership prior to leaving Oklahoma An absolute original with all four factory options. Unblemished and exceptional in every way. Needs nothing and is truly an amazingly untouched example of Ford’s American supercar. $292,500. Contact Don, Ph: 520.349.0940. Email: dmack@ donmackey.com (AZ) 2006 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 194676S101400. Fathom Green/black. 3,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. One SoCal owner for 45 years. Numbers matching with extensive SCCA period race/competition history. Street legal and set up for vintage touring events. Very original. Unrestored/ presented as finished in 1968 livery. Recent full engine rebuild. Dick Guldstrand/Traco rebuild preparation in the past. $99,990. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@ autokennel.com (CA) S/N 1G1YY2. Silver metallic/black. 24,296 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. Low miles on this pristine C6. Well maintained and pampered. Always garaged and never smoked in; you won’t find a cleaner and nicer Corvette anywhere. This Corvette sports an East Coast supercharger, dialed in at over 700 hp, and capable of an additional 200 horsepower with nothing more than a tune. $32,900. Modern Muscle Cars. Contact Andy, Ph: 352.789.3364. Email: andya@natda. org (FL) © 208 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 Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dragone. We’ve been in the collecAuctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. www.dragoneauctions.com (CT) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 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) A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events such as the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectible cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia $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) Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- 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 now hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com 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) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www.petersencollectorcars.com Silverstone Auctions is a world- class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia. If you are a buyer or seller Silverstone is the classic vehicle auction house for you. www.silverstoneauctions.com (U.K.) Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Thirty years Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan personally has over 210 Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) 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). 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 Canepa of Scotts Valley. 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa, AZ, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high-quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment-grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser, we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. 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 Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & 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) ence! Automotive designer and illustrator Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques and eras, concours and racers. Ferrari- and Porsche-licensed illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge, our experts can accurately value your September 2016 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. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Classic Assets Motor Sports CenAutomotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used-car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) FOLLOW SCM Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Vintage Auto Posters. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) 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 Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Luxury Brokers International. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 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) Paul Russell and Company. 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) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www. MohrImports.com. (CA) Unit 56. At Unit 56, we love motor- cycles; we truly are passionate about them, but most importantly, we strive to have the best. History and an interesting story are a must with anything we buy or sell. And as far as restoration goes, we treat everything as if it was our own. We care. Telephone: 0044 (0) 1386 700 403. www.UNIT56.co.uk Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Mid-Century Motoring. 914.402.5799. Importer, exporter and broker of classic cars, specializing in European marques. We provide clients with unparalleled access to the international classic car market, as well as a full suite of consignment and brokerage services from our showroom in Westchester County, NY. Contact us for more information about the company, the cars, or to schedule a visit. www.midcenturymotoring.com (NY) Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 212 Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased www.SignificantCars.com. 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-257-9595. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. 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Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. English Fourintune Garages Inc. Allard Motor Works LLC. The Al- lard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competi- tion roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recog- nized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com 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) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Kevin Kay Restorations. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 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 are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 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. September 2016 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. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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) 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) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows The Arizona Concours d’Elegance opens Arizona’s Classic Car Week every January with a celebration of automotive engineering and design. The event benefits Make-A-Wish™ Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please go to: www.ArizonaConcours.com. 213

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Fire Protection GTO Engineering. Servicing Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 28–November 6, 2016 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. worldwide clients for 20-plus years, we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia, and a new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. parts@gtoengineering.com www.gtoengineering.com/ UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 Finance MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Veterans Fire Protection. 484.635.4661/4670. We understand your passion and the investment you have made in your classic or sports car, and that is why we offer a wide selection of Fire Extinguishers for your consideration. Please give us call and we can assist you in the selection of the extinguisher for your automobile or shop and recommend the best solution to suit your application. Fax 484.895.7223. www.veteransfire.com (PA) German Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! The BMW CCA is the world’s largThe Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email don@theelganceathershey.com. (PA) 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. est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. Mercedes-Benz Classic dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. Woodside Credit. When financing The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at woodsidecredit.com or call 888-354-3982. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars, including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16-valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne, 928, 928S and 928 S4. Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, Fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252.955.0110 (text) 252.977.1430 international Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. We want to buy your air-cooled 911. Immediate payment and pickup anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motorsports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA www.HoltMotorsports.com (PA) Cosdel International Transportation. 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, Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) 214 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Italian Museums complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you. com Leasing LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) California Car Cover Company. Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) FOLLOW SCM More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach-winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster” and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street and show cars. 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THE 15th ANNUAL SCM MONTEREY INSIDER’S SEMINAR Chat With The Experts Moderated by Keith Martin, Publisher, Sports Car Market Hyman Mark Bomstead Carl Collier Miles • When Will a 1967 911S Sell for $300,000? • Will MGs and Triumphs Be Cheap Forever? • How Can a Plastic 308 Be Worth $250,000? Osborne Donald Serio Stephen An open forum to discuss issues of interest for collectors. Topics to include: SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016 Gooding & Company Auction Pavilion, Pebble Beach, CA • 9:30–11:30 a.m. • Why Not Buy a Garage Full of Countaches? • Panelists’ Picks for Best Buys at Monterey This Year After the discussion, panelists will offer detailed examinations of select cars to be offered at the Gooding sale. Space is Limited — Sign Up Today Complimentary admission for SCM Platinum members and Gooding registered bidders. SCM subscribers, $35 for two; non-subscribers, $70 for two. Not a subscriber? Sign up today and save on admission, or upgrade to Platinum and your admission is free! To enroll, and for the latest information, September 2016 go to www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2016 or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217 217

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Of Stamps, E-Types and Dinky Toys Almost $200k for 50 postage stamps makes a Series 1 XKE look like quite the deal Interasia Auctions, at their June 27 Hong Kong sale, sold a block of 50 Republic of China 1980 Year of the Monkey stamps for $192,676. These stamps are rather common, as 5 million were produced, but blocks of 50 have been selling in this range for several years. For that kind of money, a Jaguar Series 1 XKE sounds like a better buy, but to each his own. Here are a few more finds that are also more interesting and a whole lot less money. Thought Carl’s an airplane and boat on the back. It was an attractive can, and this is additional evidence that oil cans are back from their recent hibernation. PIERS MOTLEY AUCTIONS LOT 767—#935 LEYLAND OCTOPUS DINKY TOY TRUCK WITH CHAINS. SOLD AT: $3,265. Date: 6/13/2016. Dinky Toys were made in England between 1935 and 1976 and were the most popular diecast toy ever manufactured. Their heyday was in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The #935 Leyland Octopus flatbed truck was made in 1965, and in the blue and yellow livery, it is the rarest item listed in the Dinky catalog. This example was in as-new condition and the box was pristine. As such, the price paid was up there but was not unreasonable. 3.5 inches and was in fine condition. These are reproduced, but the detail is rather crude compared with original examples such as this. The price paid was a relative bargain, as we have seen these sell for several thousand dollars. EBAY #371603223607—1916 MICHELIN BIBENDUM “SCRUTENT L’HORIZON” HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $2,332. Date: 4/24/2016. This extremely rare 1916 Michelin hood ornament was made by Ets Generes of Paris and features Bibendum looking to the horizon while kneeling on a Michelin tire. It has all the correct markings. Few were made, and fewer yet have survived. Fair price for such a rare piece. LAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $3,826.88. Date: 4/6/2016. This was the first year that North Carolina issued license plates, so that adds to the allure of this plate. Even so, it’s hard to fathom someone paying this kind of money for a trashed license plate — even though the seller stated it was in “good condition.” Large sections of the corners were rusted off and it was a mess. As we have seen over the years, however, license-plate collectors march to their own drummer, so who’s to say how much is too much? MORFORD AUCTIONS LOT 49—BLACK GOLD ONEQUART OIL CAN. SOLD AT: $3,565 including 15% buyer’s premium. Date: 6/24/2016. This very elusive tin lithographed one-quart oil can was produced by the Native State Oil Company of Oklahoma City. It featured an early automobile on the front and MORFORD AUCTIONS LOT 206—HARPER WHISKEY OLEOGRAPH “THE PARTING GIFT” SIGN. SOLD AT: $1,438 including 15% buyer’s premium. Date: 6/24/2016. This 33-inch by 44-inch oleograph “painting” features the best man handing a bottle of Harper whiskey to a very eager groom as they prepare to depart in an open roadster. In today’s world, the idea of drinking and driving would be rightly scorned, but this piece is dated 1916. It had some minor paint loss and touchup and was in the original frame. These are fairly common and usually sell for several times what was paid here, so we’ll call this well bought. MORFORD AUCTIONS LOT 11—BRONZE PACKARD PAPERWEIGHT. SOLD AT: $920 including 15% buyer’s premium. Date: 6/24/2016. This finely detailed bronze paperweight featured an early Packard touring car with several passengers. It measured 3.5 inches by EBAY #152035148669—1913 NORTH CAROLINA PORCE- SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 218 EBAY#22105618369—MOBIL “COOKIE CUTTER” FOURPIECE PEGASUS PORCELAIN HORSE. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $7,251. Date: 5/14/2016. This desirable leftfacing Mobil Pegasus was in exceptional condition with no chips or dings. It measured 92 inches by 71 inches, and it is rarer than the right-facing version. This one sold for strong money, which was justified by the condition. The same seller sold another example in slightly lesser condition for $5,800 a few weeks later. He also sold a rightfacing example, after 16 bids, for $4,400, so we have a pretty good idea what the market is willing to pay for condition and rarity. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market