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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends December 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 12 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 66 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II 2+2 Coupe $510,911 / Silverstone Once-cheap 250 breaks a half-million ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 68 104 1968 Triumph TR5 Roadster $28,351 / Bonhams Rough TR5 rings the bell in Beaulieu GERMAN by Pierre Hedary 72 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupe $3,722,527 / Bonhams From rolling art to appreciating asset AMERICAN by Dale Novak 74 124 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Sedan $50,600 / Auctions America Upside for a fuel-injected Ponton RACE by Thor Thorson 76 1966 Shelby GT350 “Change-Over” $313,500 / Russo and Steele Big-money GT350 with all the right stuff NEXT GEN by Jim Schrager 78 136 114 by Steve Ahlgrim 64 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 211 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales 84 96 AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN: Sales total $19m, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J makes $1.4m, and 551 of 870 cars go home to new garages — Kevin Coakley BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA: Sales break $9.5m and 17 of 27 cars change hands at Bonhams’ first black-tie evening sale — Leo Van Hoorick RM SOTHEBY’S Plymouth, MI: 62 out of 78 cars sell, and sales total $7.4m at Motor City — Pat Campion SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS Northamptonshire, U.K.: Sales total $7.7m, 86 of 123 cars hammer sold, and a 1959 Cooper Monaco T49 Mk I racer takes the checkered flag at $343k — Paul Hardiman WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Auburn, IN: A 1965 Shelby Cobra “Dragonsnake” sells for $1.3m, 45 of 61 cars change hands, and combined sales reach $4.9m — B. Mitchell Carlson ROUNDUP Highlights from Silver in Spokane, WA; Auctions America in Santa Monica, CA; GAA in Greensboro, NC; and Bonhams in Oxford, U.K. — John Boyle, Travis Shetler, Mark Moskowitz, Paul Hardiman acebook and look for updates and offers! 1963 Lotus Super Seven Series 2 1500 $37,236 / Silverstone Steady pricing on a potent street racer 18 1988 Porsche 930 “Slantnose” Coupe $126,500 / Auctions America Is the 930’s recent value boost sustainable? Cover photo: 1972 Maserati Boomerang concept, courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market

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60 Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille Concours COLUMNS 22 Shifting Gears The wonders of Chantilly and a Bugeye for Bradley Keith Martin 42 Affordable Classic VW’s original hot hatch Jeff Zurschmeide 44 Collecting Thoughts Looking to the past for a favorite driving Ferrari Archie Urciuoli 46 Legal Files Year-end tax, legal and insurance issues for car collectors John Draneas 48 Simon Says The Daytona Spyder in “Miami Vice” was a Corvette in drag, but it was still a cool car Simon Kidston 70 The Cumberford Perspective Giugiaro’s Boomerang shows a lot of hard work and a bit of genius Robert Cumberford 162 eWatch A 1954 Superman lunchbox and thermos sell for $17,000 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 52 Northwest Passage: A Brit and a Midwesterner lash SCM’s Viper and 911 Turbo on Oregon’s back roads — Paul Hardiman and B. Mitchell Carlson 20 58 2015 Concours of America at St. John’s: Elegance and sheer horsepower merge in Motor City — Bill Rothermel 60 2015 Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille DEPARTMENTS Concours: Classic cars and French culture at the Château de Chantilly — Leo Van Hoorick ultra-exclusive event — Bob White 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 28 Concours and Events: Jay Leno and Donald Osborne in “Jay Leno’s Garage,” Petersen Museum Grand Reopening 32 Contributors: Get to know our writers 34 You Write, We Read: Improving the concours experience, and whitewall tires on the Mercedes-Benz 190SL 36 Display Advertisers Index 38 Time Pieces: Glycine Airman Watch 38 Neat Stuff: A tiny pit bike and huge poster put size and distance in a new perspective 40 In Miniature: 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Long-Chassis Touring coupe 40 Speaking Volumes: Mille Miglia: A Race in Pictures 100 Rising Sun: Selected sales of Japanese collector cars 112 Fresh Meat: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 coupe, 2014 Jaguar XJ-R LWB, 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder 148 Mystery Photo: “The 2003 Bondo Brabus Mercedes sold poorly — despite being a big hit with body shops” 148 Comments with Your Renewals: “Is it possible to see one of the SCM detectives in action?” 150 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 156 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Leo Van Hoorick

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin From Wide-Eyed to Bugeye In just two years, The Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille has attracted top cars and collectors; back at home, Bradley inherits a legacy Bradley’s Bugeye What’s the right age to have your first car? The day I turned 16, I got my license at 8 a.m. I was first in line when the DMV opened, and took the test in my grandmother’s 1965 Mustang. As soon as I had my license in hand, I bought a Bugeye Sprite. Far from perfect, it was still worth every penny of the $30 I paid for it. It was a sports car and it was mine. Now, 49 years later, it was Bradley’s turn to have a Sprite. Whenever we come across one, he’s always attracted to the pop-up headlights and smiling-face grille. I found one in Bingen, WA, about 45 miles away from SCM World Headquarters in Portland, OR. An SCMer had owned the car for more than 20 years. It was painted a non-correct shade of British Racing Fantasy land for car lovers & Elegance Richard Mille Concours. I’ve also had the opportunity to go back to my personal roots and experience how I got started with cars. That happened as I searched out and bought my 8-year-old son Bradley his first car, a Bugeye Sprite. This was my second year as a judge at the Chantilly Concours. Founders Patrick and B Sylviane Peter made what was a good event even better — as you would expect from the team that already presents Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic and more. They combine organizational skill with superb artistic taste to present fantasy lands for car lovers — whether it is hitting triple digits on the Mulsanne Straight at midnight in an 80-year-old Bentley or having a world-class display of custom-bodied Citroën SMs in front of the Château de Chantilly. The setting of the Chantilly concours is almost otherworldly, with the palace over- looking the expanse where the cars are shown. On the Saturday morning tour, I was fortunate enough to ride in one of the two remaining Aston DB3S coupes, driven capably by Franco Lupi. These cars are known for the heat they pump into the driver’s cockpit, so we were lucky that it was a cool day. We were further lucky when, as the engine began to falter, Franco reached down and switched the racing fuel tank to reserve. Using the “Around Me” app on my iPhone, we located a gasoline station at a Carrefour hypermarket just three miles away. We were soon fueled up and back on our way. The next morning I was up early, ready for my role as a concours judge for spe- cial-bodied SM and DS Citroëns. My co-judges were Michael Bock, Director of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center; Cyrille Duval, Founder and President of French news magazine Le Point; and class head judge Robert Panhard, President of the Automobile Club de France and grandson of René Panhard, one of the founders of the automobile industry. We awarded the DS Best of Class to a 1961 Citroën DS19 Chapron le Paris cabriolet. A 1975 Mylord cabriolet conversion got top honors for the SM group. Best of Show was awarded to longtime SCMer Evert Louwman’s 1936 Mercedes- Benz 500K Special Roadster. At lunch, I sat with Peter Mullin, Bruce Meyer and Chip Connor, and we agreed that the Chantilly Arts and Elegance Richard Mille had legs. In just two years, it had succeeded in attracting some of the top cars and collectors from around the world. The setting, the overall organization, the people and the magnificent machines on display result in a world-class event. 22 Only eight more years, then... vroom Sports Car Market eing a part of the collector car world offers a multitude of experiences, from the grand to the familiar. During the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the absolute high end of the collector car world, which included watching the car-as-art Maserati Boomerang sell as a part of the Chantilly Arts Green and had a fiberglass hood. Along with painted wires, it had an oversized sump, an aluminum radiator, an electric fan and a “hot” 948-cc engine, with highcompression pistons and an upgraded camshaft. “At least 60 horsepower there,” according to the seller. $13,000 later, Bradley had his first car. It needs a gear- box overhaul and some other fixes, but overall it is very sound and I enjoyed the hourlong drive back to Portland. My plan is to have Bradley develop a checklist for the car, so that before we drive it, he knows to make sure the trickle charger is disconnected, and to check the tire pressures along with the oil and water levels. I’m having “rally-style” stickers made that have his name and mine, as piloto and co-piloto, for the side of the car. Yes, I know it will be years before he can actually operate the car. Further, I’m aware of just how foolhardy it would be to send him out in today’s traffic in such a primitive, dangerous car. However, I believe if you want a child to share your hobby, you plant the seed early so they grow up simply assuming old cars are a part of their life. I want him to go into the SCM basement and see “his car” whenever he wants to. I look forward to him going on imaginary trips with his friends in the car. Clearly, this car is as much a fantasy fulfillment of my own as it is the opening of a door for my son. But I’m a car guy, and I can’t think of a better thing to share with him than a Bugeye. It’s what ignited my love for the cars that have brought so many experiences into my life. And just maybe it will do the same for him. ♦

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1934 Invicta 4½-Liter “S” roadster at Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale in London, U.K. Coys — True Greats Where: London, U.K. When: December 1 More: Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: December 4–5 More: CCA — December 2015 Classic Car Sale Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: December 5 More: Bonhams — The Bond Street Sale Where: London, U.K. When: December 6 Last year: 25/30 cars sold / $20m Featured cars: • 1938 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 roadster (Bonhams estimate: $830k–$990k) • Star Car: 1934 Invicta 4½-Liter “S” roadster ($760k–$910k) • 1953 Austin-Healey 100/100S coupe, ex-Donald Healey. Contact Bonhams for estimate More: H&H — Chateau Impney Where: Droitwich, U.K. When: December 9 Last year: 65/107 cars sold / $2.2m Bonhams — The December Sale Where: Hendon, U.K. When: December 10 Featured cars: • 1939 Bentley 4¼ Litre drophead coupe (Bonhams estimate: $210k–$260k) • 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur ($140k–$150k) • Star Car: 1938 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe ($230k–$270k) More: RM Sotheby’s — Driven by Disruption Where: New York, NY When: December 10 2013 results: 31/34 cars sold / $62m 26 Star Car: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato, number 14 of 19 examples built, offered at RM Sotheby’s sale in New York City Featured cars: • 1955 Siata 208S Spider. The last of approximately 35 Motto-bodied Spiders. Powered by its original, matchingnumbers engine. Restoration completed in 2011; recent awards at Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach and Amelia Island (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $1.5m–$1.9m) • 2006 Lamborghini Concept S. The first production example and also the last. A true, production-ready, one-off Lamborghini, fully operable and streetlegal ($2.4m–$3m) • Star Car: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato. The 14th of just 19 examples built. Known history from new with a successful period racing career and concours record. RM Sotheby’s expects Auction Calendar Email auction info to: NOVEMBER 1—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 5–7—GAA Greensboro, NC 6–7—SMITH’S Paducah, KY 6–7—MOTOSTALGIA Austin, TX 7—VICARI Zephyrhills, FL 9—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 12–14—MECUM Anaheim, CA 14–15—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 18—H&H Buxton, U.K. 19—KENO BROTHERS New York, NY 20–22—LEAKE Dallas, TX 20–22—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 23—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 25—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 27–28—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 27–28—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ DECEMBER 1—COYS London, U.K. the price to exceed $16m More: Barons — Annual Yuletide Classic Where: Surrey, U.K. When: December 15 More: Bonhams — The Defender 2,000,000 Sale Where: London, U.K. When: December 16 • Star Car: 2015 Land Rover Defender 90. A bespoke build from Land Rover commemorating production of the two-millionth Series Land Rover and Defender (Contact Bonhams for estimate) More: ♦ 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. 4–5—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 5—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 6—BONHAMS London, U.K. 9—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 10—RM SOTHEBY’S New York, NY 11–12—MECUM Austin, TX 15—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 7—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 7–9—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 8–10—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 15–23—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 23–31—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 27–31—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 28—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 28–29—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 28–30—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 29–30—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to DECEMBER CALENDAR 1 “If Cars Could Talk,” LeMay—America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, WA; www.americascar 4–6 Festivals of Speed, Orlando, FL; www.festivals- SCM’s Donald Osborne (right) discusses car values on each episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” Wednesdays on CNBC Osborne Lends His Expertise to “Jay Leno’s Garage” SCM Editor at Large Donald Osborne returns to television with a regular feature, “Assess and Caress With Donald Osborne” on the new CNBC Primetime series, “Jay Leno’s Garage.” Of course, longtime SCM subscriber — and occasional contributor — Jay Leno is the host. The new series premiered on Wednesday, October 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNBC. The eight hour-long episodes follow the legendary comedian and car guy Jay Leno as he explores “all things automotive, including classic cars, supercars, restoration projects, road tests, investments and the inner workings of the car collectors’ market.” The show also features guest celebrities such as Keanu Reeves and Tim Allen. In each episode, Osborne chooses three cars, discusses their market values past, present — and some- times future — with Leno, and shares what attributes the cars have that makes them appeal to enthusiasts and the market. Leno and Osborne have a good time sharing their passion for cars — and deliver entertaining information and education. Don’t Let Winter Curtail the Hobby Don’t want the classic car year to end just yet? Jump on a jet to sunny Barcelona, where Auto Retro reigns from December 4 to 7. Auto Retro is marking its 31st anniversary this year, and this huge show will celebrate vintage automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes and classic boats. New models from major leading car brands also will be on display for the 60,000 international gearheads that migrate to Spain for a bit of winter warmth. www. (ESP) Motoring’s Essen-ce This huge celebration of cars begins on November 28 and doesn’t stop for gas until December 6. From drifting competitions to historics to hot rods to classic cars, there is always something for everyone at the Essen Motor Show. This year brings a special exhibit of possible luxury automobiles of the future. There are a variety of ticket options available. www. (DEU) 28 The swooping new facade of the Petersen Museum The Petersen Museum’s Grand Reopening The Petersen Museum will reopen on December 5 after an ex- tensive renovation project that began in October 2014. The exterior of the famous museum on downtown Los Angeles’ Museum Row is now wrapped in a dramatic, swirling stainless-steel structure. Inside, the museum is expanded to 300,000 square feet over four floors. The museum will feature 22 exhibits and 135 flat-screen televisions, LED units, touchscreens and projectors. Publisher Martin will attend the event. “We sought out the finest minds in museums, entertainment, edu- cation, architecture and design to create an immersive experience,” Petersen board chairman Peter Mullin said in a press release. For more information, visit (CA) Le Jog 5–8 Le Jog, United Kingdom; 12 The Mullin Automotive Museum Opens to Public, Oxnard, CA; In Memoriam: Bruce Wennerstrom Bruce Wennerstrom, the co-founder and chairman of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, passed away on September 30, 2015. Genia, his wife of 55 years and the concours co-founder, preceded him in death in 2011. Bruce and Genia founded the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 1996 in Greenwich, CT, the town in which they had lived since 1976, and they made it one of the premier events of the collector car world. The Wennerstrom family has been an integral part of the organization, management and execution of the Greenwich Concours since its creation 20 years ago, and both the Concours and the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society will continue to be operated by their children, Nord, Leif, Kirk and Bria, as well as their daughters-in-law Mary and April. The family will announce plans for a memorial tribute in the near future. In lieu of flowers, Bruce and Genia wished for donations to be made to AmeriCares, the charitable beneficiary of the Greenwich Concours. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events Martin Wins 2015 Iacocca Award SCM Publisher receives the prestigious recognition for the collector hobby at the Gunnison Car Show in the heart of the Rocky Mountains by Chris Rourke S ports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin is a 2015 winner of the Iacocca Award — one of the most prestigious honors for a car collector. Martin accepted the honor at the Gunnison Car Club’s 29th Annual Cool Cars & Cool Mountains Car Show in Gunnison, CO, on August 22. The Iacocca Award is named for Lee credited with developing Iacocca, who is the Ford Mustang and reviving the Chrysler Corporation. The Iacocca Award honors a person who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the car collecting hobby and contributes to his community. This year marked the 10th and final year of the award. The Gunnison Car Club was one of only 25 car shows among thousands nationwide that presented the award. “We have a tradi- tion of presenting this prestigious award to national leaders in the car hobby — people who advance the hobby while giving back to their community,” said Gunnison Car Club President Mike Callihan. “Keith Martin is precisely that kind of person.” Martin was founder of the first professional Martin with his Iacocca Award in Gunnison, CO ballet company, Ballet Oregon, in his home state, and is on the board of trustees of its successor, Oregon Ballet Theater. He also is a benefactor of the Portland Art Museum and actively fundraises for the International School in Portland, OR, where his 8-year-old son, Bradley, is enrolled. “I think if you want a better community you have to put something into it,” Martin said. “Mr. Iacocca is known for his philanthropy and caring for important causes. I’m very honored to be given this award.” Martin spent three days immersed in the show. He helped open the festivities during the Friday Evening Cruise In on Main Street, where he selected vehicles for his workshop the next day. On Saturday he hosted a live version of his television show “What’s My Car Worth?” in Gunnison’s Jorgensen Park. “What’s My Car Worth?” is shown on the Velocity Channel. Later that afternoon, Martin was presented with the Iacocca Award with three previous 30 Keith Martin discusses a 1970 AAR ’Cuda with Vern Fischer during a workshop at the Gunnison Car Show winners present, and then drove a 1958 Ford Skyliner on a Poker Run with other car-show guests. He didn’t win. On Sunday morning Martin and his son Bradley drove a Maserati TC in the Car Show Breakfast Cruise to the historic town of Crested Butte. The weekend was more to Martin than just flashy cars and national awards. During the weekend he and Bradley took advantage of the outdoor opportunities offered in Colorado. They rafted down the Gunnison River, traveled by horseback into the wilderness where Award to Publisher Honors Herrmann’s Collecting Legacy Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin has received the first Ed Herrmann Award. The award pays homage to noted actor Edward Herrmann, who had a profound impact on the car collecting community and on the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, now known as the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance. Hermann was the concours emcee for many years. Martin received the award at the Pacific Northwest Concours on September 13. Keith Martin is presented the Edward Herrmann Award by David Madeira, CEO of the Lemay— America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA. Sharing the stage at right is Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance co-emcee Paul Ianuario Sports Car Market they camped for a night, and rode a ski lift to heights above the valley at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Martin wanted to spend time with his son, who has grown up around collector cars and the Northwest outdoors. “The only thing you can really give your kids is your time,” Martin said. “I have no expectations that he’ll like cars. But it’s a bonus if we can do this together.” ♦ Chris Rourke is a staff writer and photogra- pher for the weekly newspaper The Gunnison Country Times. Chris Rourke David Tomaro

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe), Jack Tockston Auction Analysts Daniel Grunwald, Doug Schultz, Michael Leven, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley, Adam Blumenthal, Joe Seminetta, Travis Shetler, Leo Van Hoorick, Jeremy Da Rosa, Pierre Hedary, Andy Staugaard, Mark Moskowitz, Gary West, Jon Georgiadis, Bill Cash, Pat Campion, John Boyle Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Bill Rothermel, Alexandra MartinBanzer CORRESPONDENCE Email Customer Support Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. 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Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini, and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.” Turn to p. 42 for his VW Golf/ Rabbit GTI Mk I “Affordable Classic” piece. 32 PAUL HARDIMAN, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, is descended from engineers and horse thieves, so he naturally gravitated toward the old-car marketplace and still finds fascina- tion in the simpler things in life: looking for spot-weld dimples under an E-type tail, or counting the head-studs on a supposed Mini-Cooper engine. His motoring heroes are Roger Clark, Burt Levy, Henry Royce and Smokey Yunick — and all he wants for next Christmas is an Alvis Stalwart complete with picnic table in the back and a lake big enough to play in. He is all over this month’s issue, as he shared SCM’s Dodge Viper and Porsche Turbo with B. Mitchell Carlson in the 2015 Northwest Passage. Turn to p. 52 for a report. See p. 66 for his English Profile of a barn-find 1968 Triumph TR5 roadster, and p. 136 for his report on Bonhams’ Oxford Auction. B. MITCHELL CARLSON, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, wrote his first auction report for Old Cars Weekly in 1990 and has contributed his colorful commentary in Sports Car Market since 1998. His work appears regularly in Kelley Blue Book, and also in a handful of marque-specific publications. Carlson shuns what he calls “single-marque tunnel vision” and takes great pride in his “vehicular diversity.” He attends about two dozen auctions per year, but he broke away to roar around Oregon with Paul Hardiman in SCM’s Dodge Viper and Porsche 911 Turbo in the 2015 Northwest Passage. See their tales of speed and scenery on p. 52. See p. 124 for his coverage of Worldwide’s Auburn Auction.

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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: Send entrants a map showing the layout of the show field and location of trailer parking. One recent concours I exhibited at had no maps Constant concours improvement To the Editor: I enjoyed Keith Martin’s column on what makes an effective concours (October 2015, “Shifting Gears,” p. 22). One element that you didn’t comment on is the entrants. I have exhibited at many concours, and I’d like to add my thoughts on how concours can encourage more entrants to make the significant investment in time and money to bring top-quality cars to their shows. First, send an acknowledge- ment that you received entrants’ applications. Sometimes when I send my application to a concours to exhibit my car, it goes into a black hole and I don’t get a response for many months. A simple acknowledgement of receipt of an application not only tells the entrant that the concours is organized, it’s also just courteous. Second, send entrants a map showing the layout of the show field and location of trailer park- 34 ing. One recent concours I exhibited at had no maps, and my show car ended up in a dead end. Third, establish the judging criteria and tell the entrant before show day. Once we spent hours detailing the chassis only to find no judge even looked at it. I’m sure others have more suggestions, but these are my big three. Thanks again for your column. — Mark James, via email No Celtic music ever! To the Editor: I wanted to thank Keith Martin for his astute observations on concours in “Shifting Gears” in the October 2015 issue of SCM (p. 22). You hit the nail on the head — and then some. It was if I had written it myself! I swear you were inside my head as you put my sentiments from pen to paper pretty much verbatim. It makes me think of the adage “Great minds think alike.” My involvement in the like concours world, yours, is quite varied and has been for many years (going back to 1997). I chuckled to myself about your comments on music. I recall many years ago at the Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern U.S. (also known as the Burn Foundation Concours) when the executive director had arranged for Celtic music to be played during the concours. It was dreadful. I had visions of a funeral procession arriving at any moment. After enduring about 15 minutes of it, I ran to my car and got all the smooth-jazz CDs I had and handed them to the guy in charge of the PA system. That was the last time the dreadful music played ever again at that event. And at that time I was in no position to make the decision, but I took it upon myself to do so. I think you were spot-on concerning the involvement of younger people. We need to do a better job of reaching out to those younger folk and asking them to “join our cause.” I have made it my mission at other events I am involved with to bring this to the forefront starting now. The folks at Pinehurst are, without question, doing the best job of this by involving high-school students and awarding a scholarship to the student who best presents his/ her reasons for why their choice of car should be the Chairman’s Award winner. Ditto for my sentiments concerning your comments on sponsor recognition. It is rare that I am provided information to announce such information. I have had more than one person tell me that sponsors couldn’t care less if they are recognized. This is nothing more than pure B.S. on the part of the lazy person responsible for providing the information. Every sponsor wants to hear their name — over and over again. Finally, I think you have hit the nail on the head with regard to the evolution of the classes. I remember the year we did an Exner class at Radnor and had Virgil Exner Jr. there. You’d have thought it was the second coming! Ditto Sports Car Market

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Ad Index American Car Collector ...................................................153 Arizona Concours D’ Elegance ..........................................22 Artcurial ..............................................................................37 Aston Martin of New England .........................................117 Authentic Classics ............................................................149 Auto Kennel ......................................................................129 Autosport Designs Inc ......................................................119 Barrett-Jackson .................................................................8–9 Bennett Law Office ..........................................................134 Beverly Hills Car Club .....................................................113 Beverly Hills Motoring ....................................................155 Boca Raton Concours .........................................................95 Bonhams / SF ...............................................................27, 29 Canepa ..............................................................................141 Cars, Inc. .............................................................................41 Centerline Alfa Parts.........................................................149 Central Classic Cars .........................................................132 Charles Prince Classic Cars................................................85 Chequered Flag International ...........................................121 Chubb Personal Insurance ..................................................33 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...................................31 Classic Investments ..........................................................147 Classic Motor, Inc. ............................................................145 Classic Showcase..............................................................115 CMC Classic Model Cars.................................................127 Continental AutoSports ...................................................131 Cooper Technica, Inc. ...................................................6, 143 Copley Motorcars .............................................................149 DC Automotive .................................................................128 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars ....................................147 DeLorean Motor Company Florida .................................103 Desert Concorso .................................................................50 Diecasm LLC /Automodello ............................................107 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .........................................63 Driversource Houston LLC ..........................................12–13 E-Type UK USA .................................................................99 European Collectibles.......................................................127 Exotic Classics ..................................................................135 Fantasy Junction .................................................................49 Ferrari Market Letter ........................................................153 Fourintune Garage Inc ......................................................141 Going To The Sun Rally ...................................................111 Gooding & Company .......................................................2–3 Grundy Insurance .............................................................117 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ...............................................145 Hamann Classic Cars..........................................................89 Heritage Classics ................................................................43 High Mountain Classics ...................................................142 Hyman, LTD .....................................................................107 Images Auto Body ............................................................154 Intercity Lines .....................................................................47 Iso Lele .............................................................................143 JC Taylor .............................................................................91 JJ Best Banc & Co ............................................................151 Kevin Kay Restorations .....................................................59 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat ........................................39 Kidston ................................................................................17 Leake Auction Company .................................................. 8-9 Legendary Motorcar Company ..........................................93 LeMay - America’s Car Museum .......................................62 Lory Lockwood ..................................................................87 Luxury Brokers International ...........................................113 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ..............................14–15 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ..........................................35 Mershon’s World Of Cars.................................................123 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ............................................153 Motostalgia .........................................................................19 My Car Quest ...................................................................133 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions .....................................51 Paramount Automotive .....................................................109 Park Place LTD ...................................................................55 Passport Transport ..............................................................97 Paul Russell And Company ................................................45 Putnam Leasing ................................................................164 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...................................................71 Reliable Carriers .................................................................83 RM Sotheby’s ...............................................................4–5, 7 Robert Glover LTD...........................................................125 RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars ..................153 Russo & Steele LLC .....................................................10–11 SCM Insider’s Scottsdale Seminar ....................................94 Silver Collector Car Auctions ............................................81 Silverstone Auctions ...........................................................61 Sloancars .............................................................................23 Sports Car Market.............................................................149 Steve Anderson Illustrations.............................................141 Suixtil USA .......................................................................125 Symbolic International .......................................................23 The Stable, Ltd. ..................................................................57 The Werk Shop .................................................................153 TYCTA .............................................................................133 Unit 56 ..............................................................................129 Velocity Channel ................................................................80 Vintage Car Research .......................................................153 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................................101 Vintage Rallies ..................................................................121 ..................................................131 Watchworks ......................................................................154 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. .....................................................119 West Coast Classics, LLC ................................................147 Woodside Credit ...............................................................163 36 You Write We Read If that’s the case, why does the Mercedes-Benz 190SL brochure from that era show the car with whitewall tires? for the year we had Studebaker as the featured marque. I thought St. Johns’ pickup truck class in 2014 was simply brilliant. My favorite was the 1957 International Golden Jubilee truck. The IH dealer in the little town I grew up in had one along with an IH Highwheeler that they trotted out for every parade. I had not seen one of those in years, and it brought back many memories from my childhood. This year, I thought the Japanese class was another stroke of brilliance. Kudos for you for using your forum to share these thoughts. — Bill Rothermel, SCM Contributor, via email Attracting a new generation To the Editor: I liked Keith Martin’s “Shifting Gears” column in the October SCM (p. 22). We have embraced the concept of attracting a new generation in planning the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat. Your comment about apprentice judges in particular is something we have already arranged. We are partnering with Trident Tech College’s Automotive Technology program to recruit top students from that program to serve as the third member of each judging team. We also are admitting children 12 and younger for free and will encourage attendance from teens at the Saturday free event open to local clubs and enthusiasts. (I like your family pricing concept and we will discuss that.) We also intend to have infor- mative signage, will credit all of our sponsors, and intend to have the type of music and sound system you suggest. Glad to see we share your philosophy in many areas. — Bruce Stemerman, via email Whitewall tire mea culpa To the Editor: Please pass this note on to Mr. Blumenthal: In the recent issue of Sports Car Market, you reported on the Bonhams auction at Greenwich, and specifically on Lot 274, the 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, wherein you stated that your only gripe was its whitewall tires and that Mercedes hated them too (September 2015, Bonhams Greenwich Auction Report, p. 172). If that’s the case, why does the Mercedes-Benz 190SL brochure from that era show the car with whitewall tires? This is only one example, but there are many others, including an original MercedesBenz brochure that I have. Even a Revell model kit il- lustrates the car with whitewalls. I recently installed whitewall tires on my black 190SL — as the brochure shows. — Ken Swanstrom, via email Adam Blumenthal responds: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. After receiving your note, I did some fact-checking and contacted Bruce Adams, a respected North Carolina-based restorer of 190SLs. Two words: mea culpa. You are indeed correct; Mercedes did make whitewalls available on the 190SL throughout its eight-year production run. Continental or Dunlop blackwalls came standard, but a customer could special-order the whitewalls for an additional charge if he or she desired. They’re a popular choice, as I often see them gracing the 190SLs I come across at auction. Hope you continue enjoying yours! ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Glycine’s 24-Hour Airman Watch The evolution of military, com- mercial and recreational aviation encouraged many new markets and technologies. Pilots needed tools to make flying safer and more efficient. With regard to scheduling, fuel consumption, navigation and numerous other aspects of safe air travel, accurate time keeping was immediately recognized as essential, and watch designers and manufacturers scrambled to offer useful, accurate time pieces for use in the cockpit. First-generation watches that were built for pilots flying early, open-cockpit planes were often enormous, with straps long enough to wear on the outside of heavy coats. They featured extra-large crowns to allow winding and setting while wearing gloves. Later, when cockpits became closed, heated and eventually pressurized, the time pieces became closer in size to normal watches. The next generation of aviation watches had features that made the watch more useful. These features included stopwatch complications. Some watches, such as the famous Breitling Navitimer, included a unique circular slide-rule bezel that was useful for doing various forms of computational math problems for navigation and fuel consumption. Other watches, such as the Longines Lindbergh model, focused on navigation aids. Others added time zone and Greenwich Mean Time features to assist pilots while traversing time zones and interpreting weather reports. While the Rolex GMT could be Details Production date: 1953 to the 1970s Best place to wear one: While wandering the hangar areas of the world’s largest air show in Oshkosh, WI is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: the most famous aviation watch, the Glycine Airman seems to have beaten Rolex to the market by a year. In its day, the watch was very popular among pilots and is rather collectible today. Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Ninety-Five Race Tracks Drawn to Scale Monaco, Laguna Seca, Indianapolis… They’re all here. This very cool poster by designer Matt Dunlop puts all the world’s most famous racetracks into a totally new perspective. Just how big is the Nürburgring? It’s huge, but what’s that border winding around the whole thing? Oh yeah, the Isle of Man TT. Wow. Available in three sizes, $13–$35. The large measures 47 inches by 33 inches. www. 38 Two Wheels Smug At last, there’s a real s to the “last mile” problem o ting from a transportation h to your final destination. T Urb-E electric scooter we just 33 poun d folds p small h to tak ou on in or in runk. It ips along at up to 15 mph, has a range f 20 miles and recharges in just four hours. ou’ll be smiling like a kid on Christmas e whole way as you cruise to the Pebble each show field from even the most remote, convenient parking lot. Made in the U.S.A. $1,499–$1,699 from ♦ Sports Car Market Founded in 1914 by Eugene Meylan of Bienne, Switzerland, Glycine earned fame from making small movements used in the elaborate ladies’ wristwatches of the day. In 1931, Glycine offered the world one of the first practical self-winding wrist watches, but it was not until 1953 that Glycine developed their first huge commercial success: the first Airman model. The Airman employed a self-winding movement built into a water-resistant case that featured an hour hand that went around the dial only once in 24 hours, making it easy to discern military time. However, it was the unique bezel that set the Glycine Airman apart. The bezel, which also bore mark- ings for 24 hours, could be rotated, so an offset could be created to display the local time on the main dial and a second time zone as read on the bezel. As the bezel did not click or have stops at the various time zones, an unusual bezel lock used a secondary crown (at 4 o’clock) to push down a small flange that kept the bezel from moving out of place. The most unique feature of the early models of the Airman — and the one most often missing or broken — is the system employed to hack the watch (set it to the second to some other clock for precise synchronization). When the crown is pulled out into the setting mode, a tiny piece of wire pops up through the dial at 12 o’clock and stands in the way of the sweep second hand. As the hand sweeps up to 12, it is blocked from further movement by the wire until the crown is depressed again, whereupon the wire is retracted back into its hole. Easily damaged by a watchmaker who is unaware of this system, this device is rather challenging to repair if broken. The Glycine pictured is an extraordinarily complete watch. It is roughly 50 years old, but it still has its original alder-wood dovetailed box, the instruction brochure and a note from the U.S. Air Force pilot who bought it in a PX. It came with a brief bio of his flying career, including the bases at which he served and the aircraft he flew. It doesn’t get much better than this for collectors. This watch is worth about $2,000.

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Long-Chassis Touring Coupe If I could have only one car, my choice would be an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B — in any body style. One of my great car memories was when I rode shotgun in a short-chassis spider, at speed, in Northern California. Wow. When BBR of Italy first an- nounced production of four versions of 8C 2900B coupes in 1:18 scale, I was very excited — maybe too excited, as I certainly chose the wrong version, although it seemed good at the time. I ordered the 1937 “Paris Show” version, which was chassis 412020. I only did research on the model after I received it. The model is all wrong. Lesson learned. BBR is one of the old-time specialist manufacturers of hand-built, limited-production resin models The model field is competitive, and when a company grows as big as BBR, they must produce more at a faster pace, which sometimes leads to mistakes. Such is the case with this model. First the good: The model is beautifully fin- Model Details Production date: 2014/15 Quantity: Gray, estimated 250; red, estimated 120; blue, estimated 120; black, estimated 120 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: ½ Overall value: Web: ished, coated in high-gloss medium gray paint, with contrasting red interior. The fit and finish of most parts is very good, but there are a few slightly misaligned photo-etched trim pieces on the right side of my model. As this is a curbside model (no opening pan- els), all the parts should be perfectly fitted. The chrome plating on headlights and other bits is excellent, and the delicate Touring badges and Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Mille Miglia: A Race in Pictures by Leonardo Acerbi, Giorgio Nada Editore, 340 pages, $90.00, Amazon In two long runs, from 1927 to 1940 and 1947 to ’57, the Mille Miglia, like the older Targa Florio, was a signature event on the European calendar. Started as a reaction to Brescia’s loss of the Italian Grand Prix to Monza, the first course, of many over the years, was a big, lazy figure eight, 1,500 kilometers to Rome and back. (It’s the 1,000, not the 1,500, because the organizers defined the length in Roman miles.) The Mille is the stuff of legends, with winners including Tazio Nuvolari, Alberto Ascari, Stirling Moss and Piero Taruffi. Two marques — Alfa Romeo and Ferrari — dominated the race. Leonard Acerbi, a true fan, has brought together a huge collection of vintage images to tell the story of the race, year by year, and he backs up the photos with welltold summaries of the events. Starting in 1927 — the era of Alfa Romeo 6Cs and drivers in cloth caps and jaunty moustaches — the early race winners completed the distance at an average speed of over 77 km/h (47 mph). But the average speeds rose over the years as the cars improved from pre-World War II technology to post-war sophistication. Two years before the Mille Miglia came to an end, Moss and navigator/ journalist Denis Jenkinson completed the 1955 race in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR averaging more than 156 km/h (97 mph). Acerbi uses the carefully selected images to tell the story of the changes, 40 from the ever more powerful and sophisticated cars to the roads themselves. The Mille Miglia was a magical event in a signature time period for motorsports, and Acerbi has created a rich history told in photographs. Provenance: Acerbi is an accomplished author and editor, with a love for Ferrari and the history of Italian motorsports. The images speak for themselves. Fit and finish: There are hundreds of historic images from the 30 years from the start to the finish of the Mille (no races were held in 1939 and from 1941 to ’46). The reproduction quality is good, although the use of cutouts for some of the historic images is off-putting at best — even maddening. The captions are detailed, but the choice of serif italic type in a small size reversed out of black backgrounds will have you reaching for a magnifying glass and a better reading light. Drivability: The Mille Miglia remains a suitable topic for a book of this depth. The text is brief, and the book actually would be better if there was a more detailed look at each of the races, although it is essentially a photo book. The captions are used well to fill out the stories behind the images. All in all, it’s a detailed look at one small corner of European racing in the last century, and it’s well worth spending the time to pore over every page. ♦ Sports Car Market “Superleggera” scripts on both sides of the hood and on the trunk lid are gorgeous. One of my favorite touches is the cut-and-fitted dual-pane sliding door windows. What can be seen of the interior — visible though water-clear windows — is very good, with a reasonable amount of detail — including interior lights, pedals, levers and headliner detail. Now, on to the problems. These models are not cheap, mass-market toys; they are supposed to be fine collectors’ items. Why this model is flawed: The grille angle is wrong for this car, and the spats covering the rear wheels never had those lovely cut-out slats in them on this particular car. The twin horns should be set into the body below the headlights — not those extra two spotlights. The turn-signal indicators should be located behind the doors — not in front. The door handles are mounted backwards for this car. Touring badges and Superleggera scripts should be on the body just forward of the doors — not on the hood. The trunk lid should have a recess for the license plate — not a simple top-mounted frame. This model also has the wrong color combination. It should be blue with a tan interior. 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Affordable Classic Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk I Volkswagen’s Hot Hatch Turns Collectible Many GTIs were crashed, hot-rodded, and stored outside over the decades. But if you can find a good one, the time to buy is now by Jeff Zurschmeide engine of the world-market cars is also attractive. The Rabbit/Golf platform (and its extended family) quickly became an enthusiast favorite in America, with an impressive racing history. Because VW products were generally more affordable than the more upscale European sport sedans, the cars became popular with young people and have stayed that way. Most of the basic Rabbits have long since found the junkyard, but one of the the 30,000 GTI models built in Westmoreland, PA, can still be found without even looking too hard. A good example In early September, Bonhams sold a clean 1981 Golf GTI in Beaulieu for $25,514, including buyer’s premium. As a U.K.-delivery car, it was right-hand drive. It was apparently in top condition, with relatively low mileage, plenty of proven maintenance and had a complete rebuild with new wiring in 2006. Most GTIs from this era, at least here in the U.S, con- Bonhams sold this 1981 Golf GTI in Beaulieu for $25,514 in September B y 1970, Volkswagen’s “People’s Car,” the venerable Type 1 Beetle, was long in the tooth. The company knew it was time for a successor — something cleaner than the stinky old air-cooled model, with a modern body design. The company got to work on a new project called the Type 17. The new car used a transverse engine and front-wheel-drive layout borrowed from VW’s Audi subsidiary, and Italdesign Giugiaro provided the bodywork for an attractive compact hatchback car. Most of the world was introduced to the new car as the Golf in 1974, while in the U.S., it was sold as the 1975 Rabbit. The first editions carried a 1.5-liter carbureted engine good for 70 horsepower mated to a 4-speed transmission. That didn’t change much until the arrival of the sporty GTI, first shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1975 and available to most world markets as a 1976 model. The I in GTI has always stood for “injection.” The first cars used a 1.6-liter single overhead-cam engine fitted with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. That package was rated at 110 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. Backing that up was a 5-speed transmission filled with a wide-ratio gear set. The hot hatch comes to America Canadian buyers got the GTI in 1979, but Americans didn’t get a crack at it until 1983. In the U.S, the Rabbit GTI sported a 1.8-liter engine that made 90 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. The 5-speed transmission was upgraded with a closeratio gear set, and the GTI included newly upgraded suspension with performance-oriented spring rates, upgraded sway bars and ventilated front disc brakes. GTI models also received alloy wheels and a better interior than standard-run models. Just two years of production — 1983 and 1984 Details Years produced: 1975–83 (Europe) 1983–84 (U.S.) Number produced: 70,000 approximately (U.S.) — were sold in the United States before the Mk I platform transitioned to the Mk II and the nameplate was changed to Golf GTI. European-spec Mk I GTIs have a small advan- tage over U.S. cars thanks to their slightly lighter weight and attractive Euro bumpers in place of the clunky and overbuilt DOT units. The hotter 1.6-liter 42 Current price range: $6,000–$25,000 Pros: Great handling, quick, tons of torque Cons: No respect from the sports car elite Best place to drive one: Any seriously curvy road A typical owner: SCCA club racer or autocross fanatic Sports Car Market tinue to trade at or below $6,000, so the Bonhams price was a new high-water mark for the breed. The highest sale previously recorded for one of these was $18,859 in 2009 (SCM# 154514) for a 1984 U.S.-spec car with just 517 miles from new. Get yours now As the generation that loved GTIs when they were new becomes more active in the collector car market, these water-cooled sporty VWs are gaining more stature as collectibles. Prices are rising, so interested collectors will want to keep a keen eye open for good examples. Because GTIs have been a favorite of boy racers for over 30 years, many cars have been molested or “upgraded” with later engines. Crash damage is also ubiquitous. Finally, as inexpensive hot rods, many or most of these cars have been stored outside over the decades. Rust issues are common around windows and in the engine compartment, and depending on how extensive it is, that rust can be quite difficult — and expensive — to fix. But while really good GTIs might be rare both in the U.S. and overseas, they are out there. If you can find one of them, the time to buy is now. ♦ Courtesy of Bonhams

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Collecting Thoughts Old vs. New Traveling Backwards to Find the Best Ferrari Older is often better than newer when you’re looking for a fun driver by Archie Urciuoli 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona A s I read articles by my favorite Sports Car Market columnists, I often reflect on how different perspectives create disparate reflections. Donald Osborne’s reviews of cars often focus on the esoteric, Prescott Kelly’s on marque-specific details and Thor Thorson’s on the practical. Articles on collecting may focus on the philosophical if written by Miles Collier, the vagaries of the market if by Simon Kidston, legal calisthenics by John Draneas, or wonderfully pungent send-ups if by Stephen Serio. Similarly, the collectors to whom SCM has become a bible vary widely (and sometimes wildly), as well. There are those who collect with a serious rationale, those who strive to have the largest numbers, the one-marque enthusiasts, the dealers in disguise, and the investor-speculators. Of course, a few prominent collectors are also great enthusiasts. These collectors follow a particular philosophy in amassing and preserving their collections, while also ensuring that their cars are used as they were intended (Larry Auriana, Miles Collier and Fred Simeone come to mind). But, sadly, in my opinion, they have now become outnumbered by the “if-I-put-miles-on-thecar-I’ll-hurt-its-value” crowd. Accidental value, intentional fun I come at things from yet another angle, being primarily a driver (and former racer), rather than a collector per se. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to own and drive or race many cars which turned out to be very valuable, but that was an accidental side effect of my passion for the aesthetics, engineering and performance that drew me to them. I remember once telling Prescott Kelly that he had my permission to shoot me if he ever heard me mention any car and the word “investment” in the same sentence. It’s not that the “money first, passion second” approach has no place (after all, the word “market” is part of SCM’s title), it’s just not my bag. I have always felt that what one does with what one has is much more important than what one has. That’s why racing — or just driving — has always had more appeal to me than the show circuit. (Okay, I do make an exception for Bill Warner’s wonderful annual celebration of both at Amelia Island.) 44 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Which leads me to my thoughts about the sheer pleasure of driv- ing, and why older is often better than newer. Let me be clear that I am talking about driving for the sake of sheer driving pleasure, not transportation per se. (If I need to get from point A to B in a hurry, I’ll take a modern jet, but a spin in a biplane is vastly more fun.) Case in point: a comparison of three great two-seat Ferrari berlinet- tas: 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona I thoroughly enjoyed driving and racing a ’71 Daytona (365 GTB/4, to be more correct), despite it being a bit of a truck at low or medium speeds. It was the last of the great “Enzo era” Ferraris, but, unlike its predecessors, was more of a grand tourer than a true dual-purpose sports car. Its styling was modern and striking in its angularity, but it is not as beautiful as the contemporary Maserati Ghibli. While its engineering got the job done in tried-and-true Ferrari fashion, it no doubt took a back seat to the then-revolutionary mid-engined Lamborghini Miura. The Daytona did enjoy some competition success in the hands of privateers, but it had limited racing cred. Still, its 4.4-liter Colombo V12 made all the right noises, it had decent handling and brakes, and was unquestionably the fastest road car around, with a top speed of about 175 mph. Going back to a 275 GTB/4 Now let’s improve the experience by going back a few years to a ’67 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. Not as fast at the top end as the later Daytona, it was a better car in almost all other respects. It is gorgeous in its combination of muscularity and voluptuousness, with a more zaftig look than the Jaguar XKE, which may have influenced its design. It was probably the most beautiful car of its day. This car has the same great high-revving Colombo V12, albeit in 3.3-liter form, the same somewhat notchy 5-speed transaxle, and the same disc brakes. Like the Daytona, it had limited racing success, but its lighter weight and better handling made it a much more satisfying car to drive. Sports Car Market

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Once in a while a car comes along which nears perfection in its engineering, is a design of timeless beauty and which left an indelible mark on the racing world — and it can be driven comfortably on the street. This is the Ferrari 250 SWB. This is, in effect, my biplane. This car has a stunning, purposeful design. The engine has great power, range and flexibility. The butter-smooth gearbox is located right under its short lever. The chassis and handling can only be called fantastic. And, oh, that howling sound And the winner is ... the 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Further back to the best But to go forward to the best driving experience of all, I have to go even further back to a ’62 Ferrari 250 Short Wheelbase (250 SWB, to be more correct.) This car is achingly beautiful, with no unnecessary frills, but it is also brutal-looking in its compact simplicity. It is the Serena Williams to the 275’s Anita Ekberg. Again, this car has the same Colombo V12, but in 3-liter form, a 4-speed (real) gearbox, and disc brakes. A true dual-purpose sports car, with a period racing pedigree second only to the fabled 250 GTO which it spawned — and equally at home on the street. at 8,000 rpm! In short, whether the road version or the more hard-edged comp version, the Ferrari 250 SWB is a fast, predictable car that is light on its feet, and which a reasonably competent driver can push to its limits without drama for a few hot laps of the Glen, Road America or Laguna Seca — or just enjoy cruising along a winding country road on an early Sunday morning. Of course, Ferraris aren’t the only game in town, nor are biplanes everyone’s favorite metaphor. So, if you’re on the young side of 50 and have never experienced the joy of an older ride, try a sports car cougar like an Alfa GTA, Corvette Stingray, Porsche Speedster, Austin-Healey 100, Mercedes SL, Shelby Cobra or Jaguar XK to satisfy your automotive lust. I predict that you won’t be disappointed. ♦ December 2015 45

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Legal Files John Draneas Your Year-End Car Collection Checklist Want to avoid a personal Legal File in 2016? Tax issues, insurance, restorations and sales all require attention now way or the other. In this case, a California tech company executive sold 11 cars during 2011 at a gain of about $30 million. The cars included seven Ferraris, two Porsches, a MercedesBenz and a BMW. The Internal Revenue Service insisted that the cars were “collectibles” subject to the 28% rate. The taxpayer appealed the audit results to the Tax Court in late August. A decision is probably at least a year away. While “Legal Files” is betting that the taxpayer will win, most anything can happen in court. Also, it is possible that the case will be settled before trial, which will give the rest of us no guidance whatsoever. If you sold a collector car at a gain in 2015, it still makes sense to pay the 20% rate. However, since this Tax Court case is presently pending, it also makes good sense to hedge your bets and get a formal legal opinion about the applicable I t’s the end of a great year for the collector car market. As it winds down, readers should take the opportunity to focus on a number of planning details. Tax rates likely to stay the same Year-end tax planning doesn’t look terribly complicated this year. Election season is in full swing — even though the election is many months away — and neither party seems very interested in starting a battle over tax rates. Consequently, it seems safe to predict that 2016 tax rates will stay the same as 2015 rates. That means there is no rush to sell a car before the end of the year. Deducting state income taxes We don’t get many itemized deductions any more, but one of the major ones is state income taxes. Keep in mind that they are deductible in the year paid, not the year they relate to. If you made a substantial taxable sale in 2015, consider paying your state income taxes before December 31 to deduct them on your 2015 federal return. But before you write that big check, talk to your accountant. The phase-out of itemized deductions and the alternative minimum tax can limit your deductions or even make them worthless. The rules and their application to your situation are extremely com- plex, and it’s near impossible to generalize. Your accountant has to run the numbers and determine how much of a deduction you can actually benefit from this year. That is the magic amount you should pay to your state — if you pay more, the deduction is worthless, so you might as well pay it next year and maybe it can benefit you then. Capital gains rate in court “Legal Files” has explained many times that, despite nagging un- certainty about the law, gains on the sale of collector cars are taxed at the 20% rate, not the 28% rate applicable to “collectibles.” This issue recently landed in the U.S. Tax Court, and it may soon be resolved one 46 tax rate. The opinion won’t guarantee you the 20% rate, but if it turns out that the 28% rate applies, you should be protected from tax penalties on the basis that you relied on legal counsel in reporting the way that you did. The trick is that you have to have the legal opinion in hand when you file your return. Since April 15 will come quickly, it’s best to get working on that opinion right away. You can’t file the return and get the opinion later. Unused 2015 gift exclusions Shifting to gift and estate taxes, one of the best planning techniques available to us is the annual gift tax exclusion. You can make a gift of up to $14,000 each year — and it doesn’t even count as a gift. While that isn’t a huge amount, it can add up in a family situation – a married couple with three children can gift $84,000 to their children each year. There have been two favorable recent court cases dealing with gifts of partial ownership interests in art works that open the door to significant valuation discounts. Say you and your spouse gift a 25% interest in your $500,000 Porsche Speedster to your three children. While that carries an economic value of $125,000, an approximately 33% valuation discount will bring the gift tax value down to the $84,000 available exclusion. The secondary effect is that your retained 75% interest is also a partial interest that can be valued at a discount for estate tax purposes. At the same 33% discount rate, that reduces your estate tax value to $251,250. Add it all up, and the $500,000 Speedster ends up with an aggregate gift and estate tax value for the family of $335,000, which should save you somewhere around $80,000 in estate taxes. There are other estate-planning techniques that can be used to plan for your car collection which can yield more dramatic savings. However, the 2015 annual gift tax exclusions will disappear if they aren’t used before the end of the year, so they might be a piece of the solution that should not be ignored. Sports Car Market

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Winter projects It seems that many of us see winter as the right time to get our cars worked on, as we probably aren’t going to be driving them all that much. But before taking advantage of that “perfect” time to get that restoration started, consider that restorations continue to be one of the prime areas of litigation in the collector car hobby. Here is the classic story that keeps repeating: Collector takes his collector car to a restoration shop for that long-awaited restoration. The shop owner advises the work will take X months and cost around $Y. The shop invoices monthly and is paid as the invoices are issued. Eventually, the unhappy owner confronts the shop. “It’s been X + 12 months, I’ve paid you $Y + $50,000, my car is still in pieces, and there is no end in sight.” The shop owner replies, “It’s been harder than I expected, and X and Y were just non-binding estimates.” Pretty quickly, it becomes a Legal File. Once you get to that point, it’s hard to see a happy ending. The solu- tion is to start the project with a good contract to help avoid surprises. It isn’t easy to agree on a fixed-price contract in most cases, since the scope of restoration work is usually hard to predict until you get into it. But you can divide the project into smaller steps, with appropriately designed checkpoints and specifics about how the work within each segment is going to be charged. Writing a comprehensive restoration contract tention — and the assistance of legal counsel who knows how these projects play out. But it’s well worth the cost and effort. Insurance valuations Many collectors let their guard down this time of year. Their cars don’t get driven much, so insurance claims don’t seem very likely. That can turn out to be a huge mistake. A semi isn’t going to flatten your garaged collector car, but your car is still at risk. Just imagine a fire or a flood. Consider that it takes a pretty big crash to total your collector car, but a fairly small fire or flood can total it quite easily. You also expose your car to risk if it is being transported to a repair shop or an auction for sale. Since most collectors use agreed-value policies, it’s critical to be sure that your agreed value reflects today’s market. It’s been a hot one lately. For example, most every air-cooled Porsche in existence has doubled in value in the past year or two. Ditto for Ferrari 308s and 328s, and many other cars. If your car gets totaled, your insurance company pays you the agreed value and they own the remains. Think of it as a forced sale at a fraction of the value of your car. Take the time to contact your insurance company and review the adequacy of your agreed values. Don’t put it off to spring when it’s time to start driving again. Arizona auctions coming up If you are going to be selling a car in Arizona and plan to defer the tax with a 1031 exchange, get your exchange accommodator lined up now, so you know the procedures and requirements. Also, let the auction company know now, so they can get things set up at their end for a seamless transaction. Recognize that time will become your enemy and start looking for takes time and at- your replacement car(s) now. Once your car sells, you have only 45 days to identify your replacement car(s). That time can fly by. You can increase your search time by starting now. If you can find a suitable replacement car now, you might be able to tie it up with a nonrefundable deposit, with the actual purchase delayed until after the auction sale. That beats scrambling around on the 44th day looking for the perfect car to buy. ♦ 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 December 2015 47

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Of Vice and Men Socks off, sleeves up, shades on and let’s rewind 25 years... We all have a favorite pin-up car from movies or television thankfully never en route to anyone’s wedding. (I drove a borrowed Alfa 8C 2.3 Monza to my own and got lost, nearly crashed it, ran out of gas, and forgot the ring, but that’s another story.) “The Persuaders” Remember the Aston Martin DBS in a fetch- ing shade of Bahama Yellow driven by Lord Sinclair (Roger Moore) alongside Tony Curtis’ Dino in “The Persuaders,” the British TV series that never quite made it in the United States? At least Aston Martin loaned the production the car, albeit the previous year’s 6-cylinder hack badged to look like the latest V8, unlike Ferrari, who had initially ignored “Miami Vice”’s inquiry. Just imagine if Jaguar hadn’t sniffily declined the request for one of their new E-types from the producer who planned to turn the exploits of an obscure literary crime buster into a TV series. How would the quirky Volvo P1800 coupe be remembered if not for the glamour bestowed upon it by impeccably debonair “The Saint”? What’s your favorite screen ride, pal? Collins tells us that something’s coming “In the Air Tonight.” These are men on a mission. This is “Miami Vice.” It’s hard to believe that a quarter century has passed since the last episode of the P iconic TV series aired, but its gift to popular culture — and the aura of cool surrounding Ferrari Daytona Spyders — is timeless. Never mind that our heroes were actually driving a Corvette in drag — and fighting crime wearing peach linen and baggy white pants. To the MTV generation, cops were suddenly cool, and Miami was the place to be. It didn’t take long for the series to hit the big time, nor for Ferrari to threaten unpleas- antness if the producers didn’t ditch the fakes. When undercover officer Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) complains to his imperturbable boss Lt. Castillo that he needs the right wheels to look the part of a high-rolling drug dealer, he’s met with just three words: “It’s out back.” If you were one of those who ordered a white Testarossa after watching that episode, I feel your pain. If you still own it, I envy your gain. Although it pioneered the use of a cutting-edge soundtrack to blur the line between a TV series and a music video, “Miami Vice” wasn’t the first screen hit to make a hero out of a motorcar and ensure its immortality. “The Graduate” Who could forget rich graduate Benjamin Braddock’s (Dustin Hoffman) carefree exploits in a little red Alfa Romeo during the Summer of Love? As journalist Greg Fountain observed: “Benjamin’s drive across San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is a study in freedom, escapism and the idea of the car as a sex object. All this hauntingly overlaid with the slightly eerie Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack which was, like the car, so crucial to the film.” Being an Alfa, it breaks down at the critical moment, leaving our hero to run to the church to stop his lover’s wedding. I had one as my first car and it did that a lot, although 48 icture the scene: The long black hood of a powerful European sports car slices through the dark Florida evening, its two suited occupants gazing intently at the road ahead. They barely notice the warm slipstream as the sleek convertible surges towards a dangerous rendezvous, and the haunting soundtrack of Phil Everyone’s pin-up cars We all have our pin-ups: McQueen’s Porsche 911S during the opening credits of “Le Mans” or his Mustang from “Bullitt.” John Steed’s vin- tage Bentleys in “The Avengers” (RIP Patrick Macnee, 1922–2015); Sean Connery’s ubiquitous DB5 which has kept makers of Silver Birch paint in business for half a century; “Magnum, P.I.”’s Ferrari 308 GTS (yes, they actually had to buy it retail). Who could forget the black Trans Am in “Smokey and the Bandit”? What’s yours? And if you finally bit the Bullitt and bought one, share your secret with us. How did it compare from the other side of the Big Screen? I’ll digress with a quick anecdote before sharing my own teenage favorites. Years ago, I was the auctioneer when we sold a lovely red Ferrari 512 Boxer to a successful 40-something Swiss banker. He arrived to collect it, beaming like a child at Christmas: “This was my poster car as a youngster.” Three months later it was back for sale in the next auc- tion. What went wrong? “My first drive was magic… The sound of the flat 12…the shape…the emotion… My wife was alongside me as we accelerated on the autoroute to 100 km/h…then 120, 140, 160… I was my childhood hero until I looked in my rear mirror and realized I was being flashed by a minivan waiting to overtake. The driver was smoking. And drinking a cup of coffee. He flew past. Goodbye dream, goodbye Boxer.” My celluloid dream car? Apart from Crockett’s faux Daytona Spyder (sorry) and Sinclair’s Aston, the orange Miura from “The Italian Job,” of course. Did I take mine to the same mountain pass? You bet. Did it live up to expectations? That would be telling, and, as Crockett memorably opined, “People in stucco houses shouldn’t throw quiche.” ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature 2015 Northwest Passage SCM’s 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR at speed A Brit Snakes Through the Scenery With a Grunty American Icon by Paul Hardiman England for a three-day tour of Oregon’s two-lane wonders would at least guarantee the long-distance award. Publisher Martin’s kind offer struck a chord because the run came 20 years almost to the week since I last drove good distances in a Viper — on a Chrysler press launch in California with the original RT/10. America’s gruntiest sport car has come along quite a “S bit since then. This was the 16th Northwest Passage tour run by the Oregon Region Porsche Club of America, and a friendly bunch they are, too. The organization is excellent, with a very good route book sending you down some cracking roads, plus nice places to sleep and eat — and no shortage of restrooms, an obsession that rather amused us Brits. A welcome reception Wednesday night courtesy of sponsor Sunset Porsche allowed old friends to meet up before the run proper started on Thursday. The British contingent — myself and my partner Ailsa — started off in SCM’s 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo fitted with Tiptronic. B. Mitchell soon took a drive in the Porsche, and once he experienced the working CD player and Stuttgart’s finest heated seats, it was impossible to pry the keys from his white-knuckled grasp. But that left the 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR, a beguiling blend of brute force and ignorance, free for us Brits. That was just fine by us. Hitting the road Meeting up at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at the tour’s July 9 start brought an eclectic mix of Porsches whining and rumbling in — mostly late models, but it was good to see a couple of air-cooled 911s, a 914 and the oldest car on the event: Bob “Luc” Lucurell’s 1965 356. The Viper had some company with a Corvette, but Publisher Martin stole the show when he buzzed in fashionably late in a retina-searing McLaren 650S Spider, upstaging everything else that moved. That continued all weekend... As per the theme, rivers did indeed crisscross our route, which included Larwood Bridge, built in 1939 See Viper, p. 54 52 eature 2015 Northwest Passage SCM’s 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR at speed A Brit Snakes Through the Scenery With a Grunty American Icon by Paul Hardiman England for a three-day tour of Oregon’s two-lane won- ders would at least guarantee the long-distance award. Publisher Martin’s kind offer struck a chord because the run came 20 years almost to the week since I last drove good distances in a Viper — on a Chrysler press launch in California with the original RT/10. America’s gruntiest sport car has come along quite a “S bit since then. This was the 16th Northwest Passage tour run by the Oregon Region Porsche Club of America, and a friendly bunch they are, too. The organization is excellent, with a very good route book sending you down some cracking roads, plus nice places to sleep and eat — and no shortage of restrooms, an obsession that rather amused us Brits. A welcome reception Wednesday night courtesy of sponsor Sunset Porsche allowed old friends to meet up before the run proper started on Thursday. The British contingent — myself and my partner Ailsa — started off in SCM’s 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo fitted with Tiptronic. B. Mitchell soon took a drive in the Porsche, and once he experienced the working CD player and Stuttgart’s finest heated seats, it was impossible to pry the keys from his white-knuckled grasp. But that left the 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR, a beguiling blend of brute force and igno- rance, free for us Brits. That was just fine by us. Hitting the road Meeting up at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at the tour’s July 9 start brought an eclectic mix of Porsches whining and rumbling in — mostly late models, but it was good to see a couple of air-cooled 911s, a 914 and the old- est car on the event: Bob “Luc” Lucurell’s 1965 356. The Viper had some company with a Corvette, but Publisher Martin stole the show when he buzzed in fashionably late in a retina-searing McLaren 650S Spider, upstaging everything else that moved. That continued all weekend... As per the theme, rivers did indeed crisscross our route, which included Larwood Bridge, built in 1939 See Viper, p. 54 52 o o why don’t you come and drive our Viper with B. Mitchell Carlson on the Northwest Passage?” Well, a 10,000-mile round trip from UNDA CAR- Classics and latethe back roa Paul Hardiman Paul Hardiman

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UNTED -AGE model exotics blaze ds of Oregon SCM’s 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo A Flatlander Conquers the Mountains in a Porsche 911 Turbo by B. Mitchell Carlson I n a case of “And now for something completely different,” Publisher Keith Martin generously invited me to participate in the Northwest Passage along with Paul Hardiman. I started out with the big beast — the 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR, a car that proves overkill is not just a word, it’s a way of life. For the first day’s drive, I pretty much ended up staying in a pack of three wildly different cars. Keith was on point in the McLaren 650S, SCM subscriber Carter Doolittle drove his recently acquired 1987 Porsche 911SC, and I was in the Viper. We did an admirable job of keeping up with Keith. Initially Carter had some concerns about the tail coming out behind him, but he found out in short order that the former owner set it up well. If anyone was really concerned about their car swapping ends, it was moi. Running under the McLaren’s glow By the time of our second rest stop, at Silver Falls State Park, I came to appreciate being with Keith’s McLaren. With that gaudy supercar along, a Viper and four dozen Porsches turn into parking-lot debris — much like Chrysler minivans at the mall. Kids of all ages ran past the Viper to get selfies with the McLaren. See 911, p. 56 Publisher Martin’s scene-stealing McLaren 650S TED -AGE model exotics blaze ds of Oregon SCM’s 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo A Flatlander Conquers the Mountains in a Porsche 911 Turbo by B. Mitchell Carlson I n a case of “And now for something completely dif- ferent,” Publisher Keith Martin generously invited me to participate in the Northwest Passage along with Paul Hardiman. I started out with the big beast — the 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR, a car that proves overkill is not just a word, it’s a way of life. For the first day’s drive, I pretty much ended up staying in a pack of three wildly different cars. Keith was on point in the McLaren 650S, SCM subscriber Carter Doolittle drove his recently acquired 1987 Porsche 911SC, and I was in the Viper. We did an admirable job of keeping up with Keith. Initially Carter had some concerns about the tail coming out behind him, but he found out in short order that the former owner set it up well. If anyone was really concerned about their car swapping ends, it was moi. Running under the McLaren’s glow By the time of our second rest stop, at Silver Falls State Park, I came to appreciate being with Keith’s McLaren. With that gaudy supercar along, a Viper and four dozen Porsches turn into parking-lot debris — much like Chrysler minivans at the mall. Kids of all ages ran past the Viper to get selfies with the McLaren. See 911, p. 56 Publisher Martin’s scene-stealing McLaren 650S 53 53 B. Mitchell Carlson B. Mitchell Carlson

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Feature 2015 Northwest Passage You don’t see covered bridges in England Viper, continued from p. 52 and a novelty for us: We don’t have covered bridges in England. First stop was at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton. The first stop next morning was when the local traffic cop wanted a closer look at the McLaren. I thought he was after me as, true to form (it happens once on every trip), I set off on the left side of the road. Friday’s route was inland along the Willamette Valley, with lunch at the Heiser Farms on Grand Island (check out its amazing pumpkin cannon that can fire half a mile). On the Oregon Coast On Friday and Saturday nights, we were on the Oregon Coast at the Salishan Resort, a place of faded grandeur on a bluff overlooking Siletz Bay. On Saturday, the route struck south following the Pacific Coast past Seal Rock to Waldport before heading inland through logging country — where every driveway packs a pickup — then running up into the hills of the Siuslaw National Forest. As the route rolled on deeper into rural Oregon, the roads got better and better – emp- tier, faster and better graded, some highlights being Lobster Valley following the Alsea River, the climb up to the summit of Bald Mountain, and the amazing steeply cambered descent — devised to keep logging trailers rubber-side-down. That was a workout, but this is a tour, not a rally, so you go at your own pace, which is pretty quick in some cases, as certain elements of the club — mainly the air-cooled section — are dedicated scratchers. Graveyards and rock ’n’ roll But there’s no compulsion to stay on the route, just strong advice to get to the next lunch stop on time (if it’s the Officer’s Club at Adair Village, it must be Saturday). And you never know what you’ll find. Stopping for a cold drink at a roadside cafe turned up an emporium of 1970s and 1980s rockmobilia for sale next door. We like exploring old graveyards, and a “Cemetery” sign off Oregon Route 223 looked too inviting. At first glance, judging by the relatively small number of incumbents, it didn’t look to have been there very long, but the Kings Valley Cemetery near Philomath is a genuine pioneer resting place, named after the King family who first populated this area. The first grave dates from 1850, nine years before Oregon became a state, and a depressing number of headstones belong to children, testimony to a very 54 hard life. Running late, we cut the twiddly bits and headed via Highway 20 back through the Coast Range straight to Highway 101 to run north to the Salishan resort. We didn’t want to miss the don’t-miss feature of the tour: the Beer Wash. Even the drizzle that had set in on the last part of the afternoon failed to dampen enthusiasm for this combined car wash/beerfest. Refreshingly (ouch!), since my last visit to the United States, Americans appear to have rediscovered real beer. At every stop was a good range of locally produced craft brews, free on tap at the car wash thanks to sponsor Sidedraught City. Blowing early from the prize-giving brunch next morning to return the Viper to SCM World HQ in Portland just confirmed what a great mile-eater it is. Take-off back to England was scarcely more accelerative. Driving a deep-breathing Viper on great, twisty roads was a fantastic way to see from the inside a state that I’d always wanted to visit. Breathtaking scenery, fabulous driving roads, leavened with great cars, great people — and great beer. ♦ The oldest car on the event: Bob Lucurell’s 1965 Porsche 356 Sports Car Market Paul Hardiman B. Mitchell Carlson

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Feature 2015 Northwest Passage Another day of driving on mountain roads along the Oregon coast and valleys further convinced me that the Porsche was the right tool for one fun job. This was a fine tour put on by good folks who really enjoy their cars the way Dr. Porsche intended. My only regret is that I would’ve liked to have played tourist a bit more, but on the other hand, I certainly wasn’t bored with all that scenery whizzing past me. At the Oregon Garden 911, continued from p. 53 This continued upon arrival at our first over- night stop, The Oregon Gardens just outside of Silverton. After breaking away from the evening social when the last bottles of wine were uncorked, our same group walked down to the entrance of the park to inspect the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in Oregon, the Gordon House. Coming back up to the resort, we passed a heavily laden and ratty 1972 International Harvester Travelall in the parking lot, and for the first time in recorded history, Keith said an International truck was cool. Falling in love with the Porsche The lunch stop on the next day was the mid- point on the tour, so I exchanged cars with Paul. While I missed the 500 pound-feet of torque of the Viper, the road-hugging tenacity of the 911 Turbo made it just the ticket for crossing Oregon’s Coast Range mountains on the way to Salishan Resort, a nice place right on the beach and our base of operations for the next two days. One naughty serpent By the end of the trip, I came to the con- clusion that the Viper ACR is an Automotive Dominatrix. Seductive curves in black — with black leather to boot — that make you want to twist and contort to get inside for some loud, brutal pleasure. Whip me, beat me, make me write bad checks for premium fuel and performance tires. Take it home to Momma for a ride to church? Not gonna happen. As for the Porsche 911 Turbo, it’s truly a dual-purpose car. While the all-wheel drive makes it a little less light and tossable, the extra traction makes up for it by digging in on the corners. Even with light rain during our last 1972 International Harvester Travelall session of the tour, the car was very controllable — even in the tighter corners. While the Tiptronic on this car has its pro- ponents and opponents, I find that it’s one of the things that make it a dual-purpose daily driver and road toy. Accept the fact that the Tiptronic lacks a sport mode for the automatic setting, and put it in manual mode for playing hard. Once I got accustomed to the slight delay in shifting, I used that to my advantage in the corners. Thirty years ago, who’d have thought that shift delay was more of a factor in cornering a 911 with a Turbo than boost delay? As for the latter, it was hardly discernible, as the power comes on in a linear fashion when dialing in more speed with the loud pedal. This is also one of the factors that make it easy to live with as a daily driver. After a couple of days living with this 911, both pushing the envelope with other Porschephiles and for a relaxed drive back to Portland on the final day, I had a greater appreciation for them than ever before. Therein lies the beauty of an event like the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House Northwest Passage — it’s one of the best ways you can bond with your car. ♦ 911 Turbo Screams Fun But Lacks Soul Power F 56 or someone whose Porsche experience is based on the aircooled cars, the later 911s are an enigma. Yes, the Neunelfer character is in there somewhere, but it’s subsumed under weight (a leaden 1,580 kg [3,483 pounds], almost twice a 2.2S), four-wheel drive and layers of electronics, the trademark chainsaw yammer muffled by turbos and cats. Sure, the 400-and-change-bhp twin-turbo 3.6 is blindingly fast when you want it to be, and its grip is astounding, but that’s almost its undoing. Its limits are so high you’re not really sure where they lie, but you know that if it ever let go, the resulting scrape in the scenery would be a long one, so you never go there. The older cars move around a lot, flex their shoulders behind you, and talk to you more. As my partner Ailsa, whose 911 experience is similarly limited to air-cooled cars, said: “911s are meant to be dangerous, aren’t they? And this one isn’t.” Part of the issue, for me, is the Tiptronic transmission, which is basically a 5-speed ZF automatic with shift buttons on the steering wheel. You can drive it “manually,” but there’s no sport mode to make the shifts snappier or to hold the revs for longer, leaving the nagging feeling that this transmission really wanted to be in a Berlin taxi. As its owner has observed, you tend to play with the buttons on the first trip, and then leave it in automatic ever after. It’s beautifully built (with plenty of storage for oddments, unlike the Viper, which has none), fantastically accomplished, blindingly fast — and Grandma could drive it to the shops. Cracking value, too, compared to classic Porsches. But it’s light on that that essential 911 ingredient: soul. ♦ — Paul Hardiman Sports Car Market Paul Hardiman

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Feature 2015 Concours of America at St. John’s Motor City Elegance For a true taste of horsepower, take a short drive to witness Detroit’s Woodward Avenue on Friday night Story and Photos by Bill Rothermel Gerald Farber’s 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic with one of the models during the Mode du Concours fashion show T here is no doubt that Detroit is the Motor City — and was even more so during the weekend of July 24–26. This year the Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s (formerly the Meadow Brook Concours) celebrated its 37th year. This is one event not to be missed. It takes place in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth at the Inn at St. Johns, a former monastery turned luxury resort. Festivities began Friday for early arrivals with the Hagerty Motoring Tour, which featured a ride on Ford’s 2.6-mile test track and a private tour of the nearby Henry Ford Museum. The RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction preview, along with a German car show, were on Friday evening. Saturday’s agenda included a Cars & Coffee next door to the Concours d’LeMons, collector car seminars, an Italian car show, RM Sotheby’s Motor City Auction, and the weekend’s fundraising dinner — dubbed Motor City Mingle. The weather for Sunday’s concours was perfect, and the show field, which featured more than 270 cars from 31 states, did not disappoint. Special classes featured Drag Cars, Sprints and Midgets, “Auto Show ’55” with the cars of 1955, Early Japanese Sports Cars, Vintage Hearses, 1980s Dream Cars (like the ones you might have had posters of on your dorm room wall), and Dry Lakes/Bonneville Race Cars — complete with a gas station backdrop. Another special feature brought together the three Bizzarrini prototypes for the first time. Publisher Martin and veteran commentator Bob Joynt shared Master of Ceremonies duties during the afternoon award festivities. Highlights and award winners included: • Most Significant Chrysler and Best in Class American Classic Open: Joseph and Holly Crea’s spectacular 1932 Chrysler Imperial CL by LeBaron • Engineering Excellence: The Josh Madden Memorial Award and a Lion Award to Details Plan ahead: The 38th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s is scheduled for July 2016 Where: The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI Admission: $35 (Children age 11 and younger get free admission) More: Tom and Donna Tuls’ 1931 Packard 840 Roadster by Rollston 58 Oscar Davis for his stunning 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia Superleggera coupe by Touring • Best in Class Auburn-Cord to the 1928 Auburn 8-88 Boattail shown by Richard and Helen Harding • Best in Class American Classic Open: Packards to the 1931 Packard 840 by Rollston owned by Tom and Donna Tuls • Best in Class Muscle/Pony Car to The Brothers Collection for a beautiful 1969 Pontiac Trans Am • Best in Class Ferrari/Maserati Competition to the 1957 Maserati 250S from the collection of Roger Willbanks • Best in Class Early Japanese Sports Cars went to the 1971 Nissan Fairlady Z432 owned by Mark and Newie Brinker • Best in Class Sports Cars (P2) honors went to the 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic of Gerald Farber • Best of Show American went to Charles Letts’ 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton by Murphy. Best of Show Foreign was presented to Jim Patterson and his 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante coupe. Both also received Best in Class Awards. • Robert and Sandra Bahre’s 1934 Hispano-Suiza J-12 was presented with the Chairman’s Award, and Bruce Meyer was honored as the Enthusiast of the Year While you are in town, do yourself a favor and visit Plymouth, which has a charming downtown filled with restaurants and cafes. Better yet, take the short drive (less than 30 minutes) to witness Detroit’s Woodward Avenue on Friday night. Wonder where Chrysler is selling all its new Chargers and Challengers? You’ll find out quickly as the stoplights turn into drag-strip Christmas trees. There are cars of all kinds, and the parade of horsepower is well worth the price of admission — free! It’s family-friendly, too. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature 2015 Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille Concours Rendezvous in Chantilly The gardens, designed by Le Nôtre, who also created the gardens of Versailles, played host to some 40 automobile clubs by Leo Van Hoorick Best of Show: 1936 Mercedes K Special Roadster owned by SCMer Evert Louwman H osted on the grounds of Château de Chantilly (in the Paris region), the Arts & Elégance Richard Mille debuted in 2014, taking in the delights of the “Concours d’Elegance” competition for modern concept cars, and a superb “Concours d’Etat” (Concours of state) for classic cars from around the world. Although only in its second year, Arts & Elégance has already gained a reputation as one of the finest international concours in Europe. Over 13,500 attendees from around the globe strolled the grounds at this year’s event, held September 6, which was hosted by the dynamic French organization Peter Auto — organizer of classic endurance races and events on the most legendary circuits in Europe. The gardens, designed by Le Nôtre, who also created the gardens of Versailles, played host to some 40 automobile clubs. They shared the 155-acre park with today’s manufacturers. French expertise and lifestyle were celebrated with art exhibitions, live music, workshops and activities installed around the château specifically for the occasion. On the lakes around the gardens, small antique steamboats took visitors for a tour. A panel of around 40 renowned experts judged the three automobile competitions. The Concours d’Elégance combined the haute couture houses with the aestheticism of concept cars. Seven fashion models dressed by as many haute couture designers walked alongside seven concept cars from international manufacturers. The spectacular BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R in combination with Balmain took highest honor. Those 40 judges, including SCM Publisher Keith Martin, assessed the condition, restoration and historic interest of close to a hundred cars in the “Concours d’Etat,” encompassing no fewer than 15 categories. The Richard Mille “Best of Show” prize went to SCMer Evert Louwman’s 1936 Mercedes 500K Special Roadster, which was released from his beautiful Museum in The Hague, Holland, for this event. The “Concours des Clubs” featured almost 850 cars, judged not only in terms of their presentation and the quality of their restoration, but also the way they were presented during the traditional lunch on the lawn. The “Amis de Delage” owe their victory in this category to the exceptional participation of their members. Not only the organiz- Details ers, but also the clubs, exhibitors and 2015 BMW 3.0 Hommage R, winner of the Concours d’Elegance 60 sponsors put great effort in this show. It’s a wonderful way to spend a day. ♦ Plan ahead: The third edition of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance is scheduled for September 4, 2016 Where: Chateau de Chantilly, Chantilly, France More: Sports Car Market Leo Van Hoorick © Mathieu Bonnevie

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Ferrari Profile 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II 2+2 Coupe Comprehending half-million-dollar GTEs is like accepting your children are all grown up. You see the results but can’t help wonder how it happened by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1960–63 Number produced: 954 Original list price: $11,000 Current SCM Valuation: $225,000– $500,000 Tune-up cost: $1,500–$3,500 Distributor caps: $350 Chassis # location: Left frame member near steering box Engine # location: Right rear motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America More: Alternatives: 1959–62 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina coupe, 1963–65 Ferrari 330 2+2, 1966–68 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 3823GT Engine number: 3823 A lthough several special-order 2+2s had been produced in the 1950s, the 250 GTE was Ferrari’s first true production 2+2, and it enabled them to widen their potential mar- ket and compete directly with Aston Martin, Maserati and Facel Vega. The new 2+2 would bring for the first time wide-scale production, with 953 examples in total, across three model variants, being produced between 1960 and 1963. It is widely recognized that fewer than half of the original GTE models have survived, as so many were adapted to re-create the California Spyder and 250 SWB. The 250 GTE was built on the same chassis used for the other 250 series coupés with the engine moved forward by eight inches to provide room for the rear seats. Interior space would accommodate two adults and two children. The model was powered by the famous Colombo-designed 3-liter V12. Styling was by Pininfarina. The 250 GTE succeeded in enhancing Ferrari’s reputation, as film stars, business tycoons and celebrities such as Frank Sinatra were proud owners. Chassis number 3823GT was completed by the Ferrari factory in 1962 to be presented at the 1962 Paris Motor Show. The car is featured in the 1962 Ferrari Year Book with pictures in the history file of it gleaming on the show stand. The original build sheet showed this car was finished in Celeste with a beige hide interior, and it retains this same color combination today with faithfully matched specifications. Full Ferrari Classiche 64 certification confirms the originality of all the mechanical components. Between 2007 and 2013, the engine and transmis- sion were rebuilt. Additional work included a rear axle rebuild, refurbishment of the Borrani wheels, and a new Orbisoud stainless-steel exhaust system. The current vendor commissioned a cosmetic resto- ration, stripping the car to bare metal and refinishing it in the original color. The interior hides are hand-finished Connolly leather. Most of the chrome work was replated and polished to a very high standard. Offered with a fascinating Paris motor show his- tory and all aforementioned paperwork documenting its originality, this 250 GTE offers its next owner the same iconic Ferrari 250 Colombo-engined ownership at a fraction of the cost of the other 250 variants. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 226, sold for $510,911, including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé sale at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, U.K., on September 5, 2015. The last time SCM covered a 250 GTE was just over three years ago. In my infinite wisdom, I questioned the buyer’s perspicacity in investing $160,000 in a nonrunning barn find. The price paid was more than the value of a running car and far more than a donor for a re-creation should have been worth. I volunteered that restoring the car was the equivalent of burning money. Perhaps I spoke too soon. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II Lot 111, s/n: 3777GT Condition: 2+ Sold at $423,823 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/2014 SCM# 243730 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series I Lot 158, s/n: 2919GT Condition: 4+ Sold at $423,500 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/2015 SCM# 256822 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Series I Lot 162, s/n: 2877GT Condition: 2Sold at $494,605 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 9/8/2014 SCM# 245358 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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Fewer seats, more money In the hierarchy of collector cars, four-place and 2+2 models fall well behind in value to two-place models of similar cars. Think Jaguar XKE and XKE 2+2, Lotus Elan and Elan Plus 2, Morgan 4/4 in two- and fourplace. I can’t think of a case where a 2+2 is worth more than a two-place model of a similar car. Every $10-million-plus sale in SCM’s Platinum Database is a two-place car. Only a few of the $5-million-plus cars are four-place examples, with two of those being Bugatti Royales. Even the top Mercedes and Duesenbergs are two-place examples. Interestingly, as new cars, most of the four-place Ferraris were quite popular, often selling better than the two-place models. Ferrari built something like 18 different two-place 250 models, yet the lone 2+2 — the 250 GTE — accounted for nearly 40% of the total 250 production. There were more than twice as many GTEs sold as any other single 250 model. Similarly, the 330 2+2 far outsold the 330 GTC. Other 2+2 Ferraris such as the 365 GT 2+2, 400 and 456 also had impressive sales. The four-place cars contained more metal, more leather, and often more creature comforts than the two-place cars, which meant they also had higher list prices. It wasn’t until they became used cars that the gift of depreciation made them a bargain in the marketplace. As used cars, the value of a four-place Ferrari is traditionally dwarfed by its contemporary two-seater equivalent. I’ve counted the reasons why in these pages before, but in a nutshell, looks, performance and condition all play a part in determining the value of a used car. Collectors buy preference over practicality, and they prefer two-seaters. Looks sell, and the two-place cars traditionally look better than the larger four-place cars. The two-place cars also win out in the performance category. Additionally, the two-place examples have usually been driven less and maintained better. Four-place interest and values rise GTE enthusiasts are a pretty passionate group. Many years back, Len Miller founded the 250 GTE Register and Newsletter, which became a rallying point not only for GTE owners, but for all kinds of serious 12-cylinder Ferrari enthusiasts. The GTE newsletter is a resource guide with how-to tips, vendor ads and general information. Len’s work probably saved dozens of GTEs from being scrapped or turned into re-creations. The GTE Register tracks GTEs and also serves as a social hub. In 1984, Miller planned the first of ongoing GTE reunions. Reunions take place every four years and are well attended by GTE owners and 12-cylinder enthusiasts. Concorso Italiano hosted this year’s GTE reunion and 22 cars attended, making it the largest known assembly of GTE and 330 America models. The Ferrari Market Letter shows a 174% increase in the average asking price of a GTE over the past four years. That number doesn’t include the last couple of auction sales. Using the highest recent sale, the value increase gets closer to a whopping 450% — not bad for the car that was once the least valuable Ferrari. The popularity of a GTE can be summed up in three numbers: two, five and zero. About half of the $10-million-plus auction sales have been 250 Ferraris, with a 250 GTO topping the list. A 250 has been the top sale of the Monterey week three of the past four years, including a $17m 250 LM this year, with a $16m 250 California not far behind. The 250 GTE and the 250 Pininfarina coupe are the only 250 models that haven’t broken the million-dollar mark, and they may not be far behind. The time to buy is now Silverstone’s $511,000 GTE sale should have been one for the record books, but the exceptional result only made news because it confirmed Gooding’s $797,000 Monterey GTE sale was not simply an anomaly. Comprehending half-million-dollar GTEs is about as difficult as ac- cepting your children are all grown up. You see the results but can’t help wonder how it happened. We can’t make the kids young again, and we probably won’t see cheap GTEs again. As the cars get more valuable, they will get better restorations, and they will be worth more. They will pass to wealthier owners and change from cars to investments. There are still a few nearly affordable 2+2 Ferraris, but they too may be gone soon. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) December 2015 65

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English Profile 1968 Triumph TR5 Roadster As their values rise, even the roughest cars are worth saving rather than scrapping or parting out by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1967–68 Number produced: 2,947 (1,161 RHD) Original list price: £1,212 ($3,175) for TR250 Current SCM Valuation: $35,000–$45,000 Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: $30 (Lucas), $12 (pattern) Chassis # location: On plate riveted to left inner wing Engine # location: Left of block on small ledge under No. 6 spark plug Club: TR Register More: Alternatives: 1959–67 Austin-Healey 3000, 1967–68 MGC, 1969–74 Triumph TR6 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1968 Triumph TR5 roadster Lot 97, s/n CP2459O Condition: 4Sold at $25,231 Chassis number CP2632O Engine number CP2339E S imilar to the preceding TR4A — the first TR with independent rear suspension — but with Triumph’s 2.5-liter, 6-cylinder engine installed in place of the old 2.1-liter four, the TR5 was pro- duced during the 1968 model year only (October 1967 to November 1968) pending the arrival of the restyled TR6. The bulk of production was built in TR250 export trim, with twin Stromberg carburetors to meet U.S. emissions requirements and a reduced power output of 105 hp. U.K. models came with Lucas mechanical fuel injection and 150 horsepower. Good enough for a top speed of around 120 mph, the TR5 (along with the early-model TR6) is the fastest of the 6-cylinder TRs, its combination of traditional styling, superb performance and comparative rarity making the model highly sought after today. First owned by the Lyndale Development Company of Brighton, this TR5 was acquired by the current vendor in 1976 and was last on the road circa 1990. Fitted with a Stage 3 cylinder head and a replacement gearbox, it achieved a staggering 42 mpg on an economy run in 1985 (press cutting on file). Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the car comes with an old-style logbook and V5 registration document. 66 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 101, sold for $28,016, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ annual sale at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, U.K., on September 5, 2015. I have to confess that nobody knows much about this car. Taking a flyer that SCM would ask me to write about the very original saloon-bodied 4½ Litre Bentley that fetched a staggering $1.1m (£693k, Lot 171), I passed this sad white relic by as a rusty old shed that was too far gone to be of any economic value. This TR came to the sale as a job lot from the same estate as another massive restoration project, the superrare Bristol 402 cabriolet (Lot 111). As it happened, both sold for twice what was expected, and certainly in the Triumph’s case, that puts restoring it within its market value out of the question. So what’s going on? To save or scrap It’s likely another case of the market waking up to the fact that in many cases there are only limited numbers of rare cars still left. As their values rise, even the roughest cars are worth saving rather than scrapping or parting out. We’ve seen this phenomenon with the Aston Martin DBS, where a few brave souls have been prepared to 1967 Triumph TR5 roadster Lot 248, s/n CP38O Condition: 2 Sold at $52,293 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 10/26/2011 SCM# 187746 1968 Triumph TR5 roadster Lot 152, s/n 1CP1970LP Condition: 1Sold at $115,000 Gooding & Co, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/2013 SCM# 230470 Anglia Car Auctions, Kings Lynn, U.K., 4/5/2014 SCM# 243209 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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invest more than the cars were worth to save them, in the hope that the economics would catch up later. They almost have, with the best approaching $200k, and even rough cars now selling for $100k, which five years before was territory occupied only by just-restored cars. Part of that is down to the DBS being pulled up by its more valuable cousins the DB5, 4 and 6 (ranked in order of price inflation), in the same way that big-bumper Porsches have been boosted by the inexorable rise of the pre-’74 cars. But in Triumphworld, the TR5 PI (for Petrol Injection) has no peers; it’s the most valuable of all the Michelotti/Karmann TRs, being the most powerful (150 hp, along with the early versions of its replacement, the TR6), the rarest (under 3,000 made, of which only 1,161 were righthand-drive British-market cars), and arguably the best looking. So the best PIs have been steady at about $60k for the past couple of years (with a perfect restored car asking $90k in the Channel Islands as this was written) — still not quite into Big Healey territory, but why not? Crumbly critter Let’s look at what’s needed here. The car has been off the road for the past 25 years, and although it was largely complete, the body was rust-holed in places, with crude patches pop-riveted over the yawning gaps in the rear wing tops (which means the rear deck is rotten too) and behind the door shuts. The front wings had gone through top and bottom, and the front edge of the bonnet was crumbly. It’s almost too depressing to go on, but you get the idea. If the body was this bad, then it’s likely the chassis had suffered badly too; certainly the rear crossmember will have dissolved into ferrous oxide and the outriggers were probably toast. The massive main chassis rails usually survive well on these, but it’s a body-off job to get at them properly. And lifting the body would probably render what was left of it unusable. Luckily, new panels are available from the likes of Rimmer Bros., Moss Europe, SC Parts, TR Bitz, and Revington TR. Even complete shells can be had, but the $54k (£36k) cost for a new body is approaching the value of a decent restored car. All the interior was complete and much of it would probably clean up. Although the seats were torn and there appeared to be a doormat masquerading as a driver’s-side carpet, repro parts are available. Under that crumbly hood, which someone had vainly had a go at with Kurust, the intake trunking and plenum box were missing from the fuel-injection system, but the injectors, pipes and pump were still there. The inner wings were rust-speckled rather than actually perforated and the scuttle didn’t look too bad. As the car has not run for almost three decades, it’s likely the original Lucas lift/pressure pump remains in the trunk, rather than the more reliable Bosch or other modern replacement that has grown in popularity over the past two decades. The Lucas pump motor wears and struggles in hot temperatures, so a modern replacement makes sense — it’s a drop in the ocean compared with the rest of the cost of restoring this car. The waiting game Certainly there was a lot of interest in this car (except from lazy jour- nalists), with several phones battling bidders in the room, and it sold for twice the expected price. This is often a feature of a noreserve sale, as that attracts bidders who think they might be on to a bargain, especially if it’s the first lot before the crowd has woken up properly. If that was Bonhams’ strategy, then it worked, getting the sale off to a bang. The price paid was getting on for half of the value of a decent restored car, and I can’t see any way of making it nice again for under $80k (£50k), meaning it’ll be another decade or so before prices catch up. I think this is another case of the buyer taking the long view to save a rare car, and we must applaud him for that. ♦ (Introductory courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2015 67 description

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupe Regardless of the work done to make it a dependable driver, this is still best used as a parked and terrifically appreciating sculpture by Donald Osborne Details Year produced: 1971 Number produced: 1 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $3,000,000– $3,800,000 Tune-up cost: $1,900 Distributor caps: $250 Chassis # Location: Rear bulkhead Engine # Location: Side of engine block Club: Maserati Club International More: Alternatives: 1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro, 1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Pininfarina Concept, 1980 Ferrari Pinin Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 081 Engine number: 902 F irst seen as a concept car at the Turin Motor Show in 1971, the Maserati Boomerang was a typically adventurous work by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Boomerang borrowed its mechanical underpinnings and 4.7-liter V8 engine from the recently introduced Maserati Bora coupé, the Italian firm’s first mid-engined production car. With 310 hp on tap, the Boomerang was good for a top speed of around 300 km/h, and as one journalist observed, looked like it was doing 100 mph even when standing still. The Boomerang’s wedge shape and sharp angles would characterize Giugiaro’s designs for many years, appearing in the VW Golf and Passat, Fiat Panda, Lancia Delta, Maserati Quattroporte III, DeLorean DMC-12 and the extraordinarily long-running Lotus Esprit. After appearing at the Geneva Salon in March 1972, the Boomerang was displayed regularly for several years, appearing at the Paris, London and Barcelona international motor shows and receiving unanimous praise. L’année Automobile featured the car on the cover of its 20th issue (1972/73). The car remained in Spain after the Barcelona show and eventually was sold to a resident of Benidorm. It was still there in 1980 when a holidaying German Maserati enthusiast discovered the car and was able to buy it. Following careful restoration, the Boomerang made its reappearance at the Bagatelle Concours, Paris, in 1990. Giorgetto Giugiaro was one of the judges and graciously 68 added his signature to the rear panel. In the mid-1990s, the Boomerang was invited to all the most prestigious concours events, including Pebble Beach and Concorso Italiano at Carmel, picking up numerous awards. It made an appearance again in 2000 at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races and the 50th Anniversary concours at Pebble Beach. In 2002 the car changed hands and was treated to a refreshment of its previous, mainly cosmetic, restoration. The owner’s brief was that the Boomerang should be made road usable — a process that involved 18 months of careful mechanical and electrical refurbishment and cost some £20,000 (about $34,000). Following completion in early 2003, the car was road registered and used by its owner. It returned to Europe again in 2005, passing into the current vendor’s hands in February of that year. In addition, the engine has been overhauled by a marque specialist in Turin and the car also benefits from a full service of the air conditioning and suspension systems, and has new exhaust and tires. It is currently fully road registered in France and comes with its French Carte Grise. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 11, sold for $3,714,523 (€3,335,000; $1.00 = €0.90), includ- ing buyer’s premium, at the Bonhams Chantilly sale in Paris, FRA, on September 5, 2015. That the Boomerang exists today is a bit of a miracle. Sports Car Market 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero Lot 113, s/n C1160 Condition 1- Sold at $1,086,803 RM Auctions, Cernobbio, ITA, 5/21/2011 SCM# 177913 1967 Lamborghini Marzal Bertone Lot 112, s/n 1001 Condition 2 Sold at $2,157,624 RM Auctions, Cernobbio, ITA, 5/21/2011 SCM# 177912 1972 Maserati Boomerang Lot 119, s/n 081 (subject car) Condition 2 Sold at $1,004,296 Christies, Paris, FRA, 2/12/2005 SCM# 37382 Courtesy of Bonhams

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Retired concept cars are occasionally sold to private parties, usually many years after their moment of glory on the turntable. When they do appear, they are most often pretenders — either non-running “pushers” with front wheels that don’t steer, or they’re powered by engines that might push them to a dizzying 50 mph before their bodies shake themselves to pieces. Or worse yet, they’re solid blocks of metal, plastics and resins — sculptures without actual interiors, and never with any paperwork that would allow you to actually register one of them for driving in public. The Boomerang, on the other hand, is, underneath the dramatically creased bodywork, a fully functioning Maserati Bora, sold when still new to a nightclub owner. He apparently didn’t actually use it much on the road, but rather employed it as a very stylish curbside billboard for his club, parked out in front. And the emphasis here is on “parked.” The car was practically stationary for many years, slowly deteriorating in the Spanish coastal air. Any Italian car dislikes sitting — Maseratis more than most Italians, Boras more than most Maseratis, and a one-off show car the most of all. Rates of exchange Back when Christie’s was in the collector car business, it offered the Boomerang twice for sale in Paris. First at Rétromobile in February 2002, when it sold for $627,049 (€716,382; $1.00 = €1.14), and again three years later at the same venue, at which time it brought $1,004,296 (€781,250; $1.00 = €0.78). Looking at those figures tells an interesting story of currency exchange, which is why it is vital to always consider the rate when looking at prices for cars sold at auction abroad. There was very little actual appreciation between the 2002 and 2005 transactions in euros. The difference in dollars was greatly enhanced by the dramatic swing downward in the dollar against the euro. While it was rescued from its Spanish living hell by the German tourist who bought it and brought it back to life in a sympathetic restoration in the 1980s, the catalog description clearly states when quoting the next owner’s brief to his restorer in 2002 that the car was a runner but not very drivable. It seems to have been much like the Ferrari Pinin, the sleek and beautiful 4-door concept created in 1980 by Pininfarina to tease Enzo Ferrari into building a competitor to the Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes-Benz 6.9. Originally a “roller” with no engine, that car has recently been given motive power, and the installation of the intended flat 12-cylinder boxer engine was only the start. A substantial reworking of the front chassis and the creation of a wiring loom was also required. After all that, recent road tests suggest it remains capable of something less than true Ferrari-like performance. Display or drive? The work required to make the Boomerang truly roadable appears to have been rather less involved, but it’s also quite likely that any current owner of the car will not want to push it very hard. Anything that might go wrong could cause very expensive damage to the bodywork, glazing, or trim. Each time the Boomerang has sold, SCM has profiled it. The late, great Pat Braden had the honor in May 2002, and I did in April 2005. On the subject of actually using the Boomerang, Braden wrote: “The body that December 2015 69 was not originally designed ‘as a fully operational vehicle’ now carries a 310-horsepower engine that endows the car with the potential to reach 185 miles per hour.” In my 2005 profile I added, “Why someone today would want to risk its one-off bodywork, glass and trim on the road, I’m not sure. And if you’re not going to drive it, about the only other thing you can do with a car like this is show it. Yet there aren’t many shows in the world where it hasn’t already been seen, at least of those you’d want to take it to. Indeed, what the Boomerang needs most is to go into storage for a while so it can once again be a surprise to encounter.” Since those words were written, it has been seen more than ever before, with no fewer than nine show appearances listed in the catalog between 2006 and 2014, including several Best in Show honors. There are very few major venues the new owner could bring it where it’s not been seen before, although it’s sure to be welcomed back almost everywhere. Shooting upmarket As for value, this time we’ve seen a real jump in appreciation. The cur- rency exchange has moved in favor of the dollar, which is 15% stronger than it was at the time of the 2005 sale. But keeping it in constant euros, the car rose 427% in value in 10 years. Regardless of the work done to make it a dependable driver, this is still best used as a parked and terrifically appreciating sculpture. So was it overpriced as a running and award-winning car at $3.8m in 2015, or as an undriveable and somewhat cosmetically challenged car for $628k in 2002? I will once again invoke the appraiser’s sacred declaration of The Principle of Substitution: If you couldn’t have the Boomerang, what else might you want? The Ferrari 250 P5 no longer exists as originally built, so that’s not an option. The Alfa Romeo Canguro has never been offered for public sale and is unlikely to any time soon. The Ferrari Pinin is, as I write this, available for sale by a dealer for approximately $800k. It’s neat, for sure, but it’s a 4-door, with very compromised driving dynamics. The bottom line for me is this: One of the leading enthusiast collec- tors of top-level Italian cars is kicking himself for having missed his third chance to own the Boomerang. That tells me all I need to know. The price was right. Your alternative? Find another? I think not. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.)

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Superb self indulgence By Robert Cumberford 1 T he Boomerang was one of Italdesign’s early cars, so it needed to be a true masterpiece. That the client who specified it and the designer who created it were one and the same person, maestro-to-be Giorgetto Giugiaro, made achieving that goal relatively easy. All it took was a lot of hard work and a bit of genius — which explains how this exotic one-off Maserati engendered tens of millions of VW Golf sedans. Giugiaro derived both the Golf and the VW Scirocco, which appeared six months before the Golf, from his earlier DeTomaso Mangusta and this spectacular show car. That’s not just my opinion, it comes from the mouth of Giugiaro himself in a conversation we had on the occasion of Italdesign’s 25th anniversary. It’s very hard to make a car as simple in form as the Boomerang is. Giugiaro wanted to espouse a very different form language from the voluptuous curves he had used to such effect at Bertone. There was a transition period when he was briefly at Carrozzeria Ghia, with the Ghibli and Indy models losing some of the roundness in favor of a more linear approach, but this car was the exemplar and most extreme manifestation of a long period of composition with intersecting planes. Magnificent. ♦ 12 9 11 10 70 Sports Car Market 5 6 2 3 4 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The use of a single trapezoidal band of contrasting color opposes the lower side glass with a similar but inverted shape. 2 Notable on this car is the top of the B-pillar being higher than the top of the A-pillar, an innovation not further developed by Giugiaro… or anyone else. 3 The almost-flat windshield repeats the overriding trapezoid theme of the design, longer than it is wide. 4 This inflection point on the side is perfectly chosen to coincide with the windshield base, the wheel center, and the plan view change from parallel sides to the narrow nose… 7 5 …which is a perfect chisel blade for cutting into the air. And probably for lifting the front wheels off the ground at very high speed. It needed a chin spoiler, but didn’t get one. 6 The strut separating upper and lower glass panes also carried the radius between upper and lower body side panels to allow the profile reflection to carry through in a single color. Brilliant. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Exposing the engine beneath the backlight was an innovation subsequently followed up by generations of Italian supercars made by Maserati’s rivals. 8 What seems here to be a bend is deceptive. The centerline profile is dead straight from the windshield header to the chisel-blade nose. 9 Giugiaro went through a terrible period of squares in wheels. Of that unfortunate notion, this is one of the most acceptable variations, helped by concavity of the wheel. 10 The only softness to the prismatic overall theme is the rounding in plan view at the rear of the body, which adds to the forward thrust of the whole body form. 11 There is a subtle recapitulation of that plan-view curve in the taillights, otherwise strictly geometrical rectangles and triangular inward sides. 12 Massive rectangular exhaust outlets, beveled to match the profile of the undercut lower tail panel, are matched to the size of the lamps above them. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Not your father’s Maserati, this Bora-based masterpiece. The round pillar growing out of the plain plane below the windshield contains all the round analog instruments and the rocker switches on a fixed round panel inside the steeringwheel rim — a feature much to be desired even now. And the soft, wrinkled leather covering the seats resonated in both the automobile and furniture industries later. Great design. 8

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German Profile Column Author 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Sedan The Mercedes W180 and W128 sedans have come into their own as collectibles you can actually use by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1958–59 Number produced: 1,974 Original list price: $5,500 Current SCM Valuation: $25,000–$40,000 Tune-up cost: $800 Distributor cap: $39.21 Chassis # location: Front of right side structural rail in engine bay Engine # location: On rear left side of block Club: International Ponton Owners Group (IPOG) More: Alternatives: 1956–59 Mercedes 220S, 1954–62 Borgward Isabella, 1960–65 Mercedes 220SEb SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 128010109500879 U nder the bonnet of this German-engineered car is an inline 6-cylinder engine that is extremely detailed. Connected to the engine is a smoothshifting 4-speed manual transmission. The burgundy exterior shows really well, along with the brightwork, whitewall tires, color-keyed wheel covers and the factory road lights. The interior is tailored with tan leather upholstery, beautiful wood trim, Becker Mexico radio, electric clock and modern seat belts for the front passengers. This stunning Mercedes-Benz 220SE, originally from Washington state, was the beneficiary of a body-off restoration and has been displayed in a museum since 2002. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 3106, sold for $50,600, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Auburn Fall sale on September 4, 2015. Behave yourselves, now. I don’t want to hear any complaints about this hidden-gem Mercedes being sold here for too much money. If you’re holding your breath anticipating a discussion of the Ponton cabriolets and coupes, that isn’t going to happen, either. Derided for years as homely, underpowered and bor- ing, the Mercedes W180 and W128 sedans have come into their own as actual collectibles that merit the attention of those who want to own classic cars and use them as well. 72 A totally drivable, usable classic The biggest issue with any car from this era concerns its lack of usability. The Ponton’s more visually appealing peers tend to get noticed for their looks or their performance, while not enough emphasis is placed on drivability and durability. To underscore how good these cars are, just start looking on Craigslist. They are still available, but their competition is nowhere to be found. While the uninitiated tend to admire the leather, wood and chrome on these Mercedes, the real meat is found in their engineering. A good place to start is the front subframe and suspension. The steel tubing could have been from a railroad car, and it attaches in a triangular fashion to the front and sides of the unibody (which effectively makes a “body-off” restoration impossible). The passenger’s cell follows the same design cue: total rigidity and strength. While the rear suspension is nothing more than a simple and very flexible swing axle, even after 50 years they tend to need nothing more than rear wheel bearings, rubber mountings and a differential boot. It gets better. The W180 220s used the proven M180 carbureted 6-cylinder engine, but the W128 220SE housed the reliable and powerful mechanically injected M127 Einspritzmotor. While this is similar to the M180, it starts, idles and pushes the car along with a certain magical intensity. If anyone tries to tell you the car’s 1958 Mercedes 220S coupe Lot 7, s/n 1800378516330 Condition: 3 Sold at $56,283 Bonhams, Stuttgart, DEU, 7/12/2014 SCM# 244624 1957 Mercedes 220S sedan Lot 1163, s/n 180117507537 Condition: 3- Not sold at $13,000 Auctions America, Auburn, IN, 5/9/2015 SCM# 265176 1960 Mercedes 220SE cabriolet Lot 278. s/n 12803010003645 Condition: 1Sold at $165,000 RM Auctions, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/20/2011 SCM# 168735 Sports Car Market Dmitry Zaltsman © 2015 Auctions America

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fuel-injection system is temperamental, it’s only because they lack an understanding of the mechanical injection system’s fundamental adjustments. I’ve spent many hours tuning M127 engines in parking lots to make them sparkle again, and believe me, it’s not rocket science. All of these points translate to an affordable classic Mercedes that can be used without anxiety. Punish the mediocre, reward the diligent I frequently hear grumblings about the cost of sorting or restoring a classic Mercedes. Replacement parts for these cars are indeed expensive. Throw in the fact that the labor pool is tightening and that they require a textbook full of scheduled maintenance items, and you can see why the 220SE is best suited for the obsessive Benzophile. To underscore this, even the injection pump requires its own oil service. The most common issues with these cars involve correcting repairs that were never performed right in the first place — and yes, this frequently includes engine rebuilds gone awry. While this is typical with many older cars, Mercedes engines use very tight tolerances and high compression (on the M127 it’s 8.8:1), causing them to self-destruct further when shortcuts are taken. But these cars can be handled by the do-it-yourselfer, even if doing so typically requires one to be divorced from financial expectations and have the compulsive drive to really do things the right way the first time. Frequently, stubborn DIYers put more time and effort into sorting their cars than most repair shops will. This probably has to do with the amount of time it takes to decode the various mechanical ingenuities incorporated by Daimler engineers. But when you do succeed, you have the privilege of driving a pioneering fuel-injected German sedan. For those of us who nerd out to — instead of running away from — early examples of mainstream technology, that’s what it’s all about. A gem of a Ponton The downside of the W128 is its rarity. Fewer than 2,000 examples of the 220SE sedan were built in a year and a half of production. Fortunately, the engine lived on in the W111 Heckflosse (finback), and they made many more of those. While finding a 300SL is easier, there are still a few unrestored 220SEs begging for new homes. If you don’t mind the more mainstream 220S, there are plenty of those out there looking for willing foster parents as well. The specimen featured here is unique in that it has benefited from what appears to be a comprehensive restoration. This example actually appeared a few years ago in an issue of The Star (the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s magazine), so it was well known in enthusiast circles. While I suspect the original color tag was replaced with one that says “DB 516” (medium red), in its pictures the body is straight and it maintains the proper “I’m ready for anything” stance that these cars had from new. The interior woodwork is also charming, being finished in a way so that it blends in instead of stands out, which is how it was done when these were new. The engine bay is especially pleasing, although it should have Beru cotter-pin clamps and some items are not plated correctly. These nuances, however, don’t detract from the usability of this 220SE, and while I’m sure there is some sorting to do (as is often the case with ex-museum vehicles), I don’t think $50k was too much money. In fact, compared to a $55k valuation for a coupe or a $175k valuation for a cabriolet, I think this restored 220SE sedan was well bought, especially considering the work already done. Hats off to the buyer for making an astute purchase. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) December 2015 73

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American Profile 1966 Shelby GT350 “Change-Over” By collecting and investment standards, this GT350 is a Holy Grail find for the Shelby collector by Dale Novak Details Years produced: 1966 Number produced: 2,378 (252 “carry-over”) Original list price: $4,428 Current SCM Valuation: $135,000– $200,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $10 Chassis # location: Tag on left inner fender apron Engine # location: Right side of engine block Club info: Shelby American Automobile Club More: Alternatives: 1965 Shelby GT350, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: SFM6S213 T o ensure that Shelby American would have its 1966 GT350 models in dealerships when Ford released the new ’66 Mustangs, Shelby ordered an additional 252 cars from Ford’s San Jose plant at the very end of 1965 production. These change-over cars (often referred to as carry- overs) were essentially Shelby-spec ’65 GT350s. They received the same performance modifications as the ’65s, as well as full-length exhaust, functional rear brake-cooling ductwork and Plexiglas rear-quarter windows. To many collectors and experts, these cars represent the best of both worlds, since they fully reflected Carroll Shelby’s original, harder-core vision for the ’66 GT350, along with the updated visual cues of the new-generation cars. This 1966 Shelby GT350 change-over car, serial number 6S213, was shipped from Shelby American to McFaydens Ford, in Omaha, NE, on October 15, 1965. It was delivered to its original owner, Ralph Barbe, on November 20. Barbe was a life-long active member of the Nebraska Region SCCA and used 6S213 for timedistance rallies, gymkhanas, and other club-related events before selling it in 1990 with only 23,617 miles on the clock. While 6S213 was a one-owner, rust-free and un- damaged car not needing restoration, it was restored nonetheless. The restoration work was performed by Jim Cowles and Shane Whiting of Shelby Parts and 74 Restoration, and Bob Perkins of Perkins Restoration. Complete photographic documentation collected during disassembly confirmed all factory paint codes and inspection marks. The Shelby retains its complete, matching-numbers drivetrain. Only the original and first-design, date-coded NOS parts were utilized in the restoration, which were located and collected over a 12-year timeframe, including entire NOS front suspension, full NOS 1965-dated exhaust system, correct assembly-line battery, restored Cragar wheels retaining the original outer rims, four excellent original Goodyear Blue Dot tires, and an NOS spare. Further setting this outstanding GT350 apart from the rest, it is devoid of the usual Le Mans stripes seen on the majority of other examples of the breed. This GT350 is one of only two Shelbys to earn the SAAC National Convention Division I Concours Premier Award (perfect authenticity score), the Mustang Club of America (MCA) Grand National Thoroughbred Division Gold Award (twice), and the MCA Authenticity Award (only open to Silver or Gold Thoroughbred Division winners). Additional items include the GT350’s original win- dow sticker, manuals, Koni shock absorber instructions, Rohm & Haas Plexiglas Care sheet, a copy of the invoice issued to the selling dealer, dealer key fob, documentation from the vehicle’s original owner, and judging sheets. 1966 Shelby GT350 Lot 776, s/n SFM65892 Condition: 1Sold at $220,000 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, 9/27/2014 SCM# 256083 1966 Shelby GT350 Lot 256, s/n SFM652372 Condition: 2- Not sold at $110,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/16/2015 SCM# 256968 1966 Shelby GT350 Lot 503, s/n SFM6S485 Condition: 2+ Sold at $129,250 Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 8/3/2013 SCM# 227046 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Russo and Steele

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SCM Analysis This car, Lot S659, sold for $313,500, including buyer’s premium, at Russo and Steele’s annual Monterey, CA, auction on August 13–15, 2015. By 1966, Shelby American’s GT350 was well on its way to legendary status. Carroll Shelby’s vision for a purpose-built, nearly track-ready weapon that could be driven on the street resonated well with buyers. By the end of the 1965 production run, 562 of the spunky cars had been built. A performance-hungry public clamored for more of the streetproduction GT350s. Shelby wanted to hit the dealer showrooms seamlessly with the 1966 models. To ensure that happened, Shelby American snagged 252 crispy new Mustangs at the end of the 1965 production run to allow his team the proper lead time to modify the cars to coincide with the release of the updated 1966 Mustang fastback models. Those 252 “1965/1966” models would become known as carry-over cars, and feature the original modifications of the 1965 GT350 with some of the updates found in the later 1966 cars. A known history The story of chassis number 6S213 — a two-owner car — is well documented. About 25 years ago, this car’s second owner (and the seller of chassis 6S213 in Monterey) embarked on a journey to discover and restore the finest GT350 in existence. That led him to our subject car. From there, he dispatched one of the undisputed best teams in the Shelby restoration business: Jim Cowles of Shelby Parts and Restoration and Bob Perkins of Perkins Restoration. Both of these companies are located in Wisconsin and are well known for their top-tier restorations as well as valuable resources for specific Shelby information, OEM parts and fastidiously correct restorations. Naturally, Jim Cowles (who restored the car) followed the sale of the Shelby closely at Russo and Steele and relayed to me the story of the particulars of the restoration. As found, the car was in remarkably good condition and was su- perbly preserved. The miles where very low and the car was nearly an all-original example. During the restoration, he tracked down various OEM parts including four original Goodyear Blue Dot tires that he had purchased over the years, as he stated, “one by one out the trunks of cars.” He also stated that it would be nearly impossible (if not impossible) to locate all those OEM parts today. When asked about the suggested cost of those parts in today’s dollars, he suggested that $100,000 was likely accurate. One of the best in the world Few (if any) 1966 Shelby GT350s will stack up against this car. While the restoration is aging, it is also noted as the only 1965/1966 Shelby that has ever won both Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Premiere and Mustang Club of America (MCA) Thoroughbred Gold awards. It also took the MCA Authenticity Award (only open to Silver or Gold Thoroughbred Division winners), so the car comes with an impressive list of documented top-level awards. December 2015 75 The photos of the GT350 showcase a restoration that looks nearly new. It is impressive and superbly correct. With that comes the fact that the car may never be fully exercised for the purposes for which it was built. At this stage of the life cycle of the car, it may find some limited road use by the new owner, or may be hermetically sealed and stored away again to preserve the restoration. Either way, the car is very special, and while it’s easy to suggest that it should be driven, I’m not the guy who dropped over $300,000 to own it. The bottom-up analysis This is the very first time 6S213 has been offered at a public sale. Finding a good two-owner comp restored to this level (especially as correct as this car is) selling at auction is like using a pair of binoculars to spot one of the American flags planted on the surface of the moon. It’s not going to happen. The SCM Platinum Auction Database lists three somewhat recent sales of 1966 GT350s (none noted as carry-over cars), with the $220,000 high sale for a nicely restored example at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale on September 27, 2014 (SCM# 256083). Our other two comps come in notably lower, with both cars bringing under $130,000. The SCM Pocket Price Guide shows a sale range of $145,000 to $200,000 for a well-presented car. The best and the rest SCM data show the Shelby market as somewhat stagnant as of late, with only the very best cars finding a more spirited sales environment. But naturally, we can’t use a broad brush here, as each example will have certain attributes that add or detract value. It’s not the type of Shelby that will likely come to public auction again soon. By collecting and investment standards, it checks all the boxes — an airtight history, richly documented from day one, highly original and immensely correct, judged at the highest levels, restored by a marque specialist to nearly flawless standards, and kept and maintained by a fastidious long-term owner. It truly is a Holy Grail find for the Shelby collector. By these standards, and utilizing a few recent past sales as a barometer of the sales price, I would call the car slightly well bought and a very astute purchase. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Russo and Steele.)

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Race Car Profile 1963 Lotus Super Seven Series 2 1500 Cosworth The subtlety and suppleness that define most Lotus cars came along well after the Seven was conceived. The Seven is a throwback by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1960–68 (Series 2) Number produced: 1,350 Original list price: About $2,100 Current SCM Valuation: $25,000–$45,000 Cost per hour to race: $600 Chassis # location: Brass plaque on firewall Engine # location: Right side motor mount Club: Lotus Seven Club More: Alternatives: 1966–70 Chevron Clubman, 1973–up Caterham Seven, 1966–70 Mallock U2 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: SB1746 Engine number: S329850E T he Lotus Seven is a small, simple, lightweight twoseater open-top sports car produced by Lotus Cars (initially called Lotus Engineering) between 1957 and 1972. It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman, and has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. The original model was highly successful, with more than 2,500 cars sold, partly because of its attraction as a road-legal car that could be used for Clubmans racing, but mainly because it was such fun. This 1963 Lotus Super Seven Series 2 is powered by a 1498-cc Ford Pre-Crossflow Cosworth engine. Presented in good condition, this car has recently returned from the States where, we are told, the last owner enjoyed his little Lotus for some 31 years. The car was restored in the 1990s, with, we are led to believe, the engine, transmission and gearbox being rebuilt. At some point all the aluminum paneling was removed from the chassis and the chassis blasted, checked carefully and painted before the car was re-paneled. Most of the paneling was replaced and the rest of the car painted and generally tidied. So pleased was the owner with the result that the car was then subsequently promoted to a heated studio and used sparingly. Over the years, with the very nature of the Seven, owners will change things to suit their own requirements; however, the vendor believes this car to be particularly original and correct, with the ultra-rare early instruments, the original stamped Serek 5½-gallon fuel tank and the proper carburetors as fitted. 76 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 550, sold for $37,236, including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone Auctions’ Silverstone Classic sale in Northamptonshire, U.K., on September 4, 2015. Don’t get me wrong; I love Lotus Sevens, particularly the Super Seven of the early ’60s. For what they are, they are fabulous, but to say that they are quirky occupants of a specialized niche in the sports car world probably understates the reality. It takes a certain kind of person to really appreciate one. My first seriously driven racer was a Super Seven. I raced it for probably five seasons, starting about 30 years ago, before moving on to sports racers. I have wonderful memories of those days, but they are interspersed with occasional scary flashes of “what was I doing?” These cars are not for the faint of heart, on the road or on the track. The subtlety and suppleness that define most Lotus cars came along well after the Seven was conceived. The Seven is a throwback. Charisma, lightness and success A bit of history: Lotus wasn’t started as much as it sort of coalesced as a motley group of barely 20-year-old kids that centered on a charismatic young engineer named Colin Chapman. They started spending evenings and weekends building racing specials in one of their parents’ garage. For the 1951 season, the 750 Motor Club announced a new racing class for two-seat non-production cars based on Austin Seven mechanicals, and the group decided to Sports Car Market 1960 Lotus Seven S1 Lot 363, s/n MK7864 Condition: 2 Not sold for $23,490 Bonhams, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., 2/25/2006 SCM# 41107 1968 Lotus Super Seven S2 Lot 84, s/n SB2240 Condition: 3 Sold for $39,700 H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/08/2014 SCM# 256360 1970 Lotus Seven S2 Lot 37, s/n S42788TC Condition: 4+ Sold for $16,500 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/2001 SCM# 23152 Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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build a car to run there. Chapman designed a simple tubular space frame that was both light and rigid — think of a box that gets larger as it goes from front to back and has lots of triangulation for stiffness. All of the requisite Austin mechanical bits were hung on for suspension and drivetrain, then the box was covered in aluminum sheet metal with bulges for the rear wheels and cycle fenders on the front. The car was called the Lotus Mk III and was an immediate success in the local club racing for which it was intended. With success came requests for help and parts, and soon Lotus moved into an actual commercial space and started believing they could be a real business. By the summer of 1952, the basic design had evolved through a few iterations, and Lotus decided to build the Mk VI — the first Lotus for sale to customers. Generally, the Mk VI wasn’t available as a completed car. Lotus would sell you the frame and suspension components and point you down the block to the panel beater who would sell you the body. You were on your own for engine and drivetrain. It was a successful venture, though, and the Lotus VI provided cash flow as Lotus joined the bigger leagues of racing with the envelope-bodied Mk VIII. That evolved into the IX, then the X, and in 1956, the Eleven, and in the process Lotus became a fully-fledged car manufacturer (albeit tiny), building and selling complete cars. The simple Seven Entering 1957, Lotus was humming, but Chapman wanted to find a way to expand production and sales without the expense and engineering effort of designing a new car, so the old Lotus VI was dusted off and turned into a serious production car called the Lotus Seven (starting with the Eleven, which was ostensibly a production car, all “street” Lotuses were given names, while the pure racers got numbers; the Seven was the only one that didn’t start with an “E”). The chassis design was upgraded a bit for ease of production, it got a modern front suspension, and the front sprouted fiberglass “wings” instead of the cycle fenders, but essentially the Seven was a simple reintroduction of the original 1952 Lotus design — with both the advantages and shortcomings that came with it. It is these characteristics, both good and bad, that define the experi- ence of driving the car both on the road and in competition. The first and most important is the weight: A Super Seven weighs 1,100 pounds dripping wet, which is extraordinary for a road-legal sports car (a Bugeye Sprite weighs 1,500). This means that with a street Cortina engine on Webers making maybe 100 horsepower, the power-to-weight ratio combined with lack of inertia makes the Seven a formidable presence in any stoplight Grand Prix — if only for the first few blocks. I say this because, though it is a tiny little package, the Seven has the aerodynamics of a barn door. Between the flat windscreen and the sweeping front fenders scooping up air, the Seven has one of the worst drag coefficients in the sporting world: It runs into a wall of drag at about 80 mph. The windscreen also makes the Lotus Seven into one of the least pleas- December 2015 77 ant road cars that I have ever driven. At even moderate speeds, the wind buffeting is constant and awful. This combines with bad ergonomics (the seat is a pad on the floor, the back is a sheet of plywood), a feeling of vulnerability (your elbow is about a foot off the pavement) and a buckboard ride on rough roads to make an experience only a fanatic could enjoy. A 30-mile drive over great roads on a splendid summer’s day convinced me that the one I was driving needed to become a vintage racer. Turning it up As a racing car, everything changes. The windscreen goes away, and insecurity is handled by a roll bar, five-point belts, a helmet and driving gear. Track surfaces are smooth, and the engine gets another 30–40 horses. The driving position isn’t bad if you’re concentrating on racing, and the stiff chassis and light weight make the car handle more like a sports racer than a production car. On the track, a well-prepared Super Seven is both a giggle to drive and amazingly fast, particularly on short tracks like Sears Point and Laguna Seca (it still hits an aerodynamic wall at about 100). I recall a mid-’80s Monterey Historics where a planned showdown between a team 289 Cobra and a Grand Sport Corvette was spoiled when a Super Seven simply drove away from both of them. Though cool, iconic (Wikipedia says there are over 160 companies who have built “Sevenesque” equivalents), and a great race car, Lotus Sevens have never really become collectible. Their value is set by what I call weapons-grade considerations (“How much fun can I have with it?”), with little other value assigned, and those prices have remained very constant over the past 20 years. Today’s subject car was clearly a street toy and sold in the middle of the SCM Pocket Price Guide range. A well-prepared racer would be worth about the additional cost it would take to make this car into one, so I would say fairly bought and sold for either approach. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.)

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Next Gen Profile 1988 Porsche 930 “Slantnose” Coupe While many values of vintage Porsches such as 356s are no longer rising quickly, Turbos have been the biggest recent gainers by Jim Schrager Details Years produced: 1987–89 Number produced: 625, estimated Original list price: $68,700, estimated including Slantnose option Current SCM Valuation: $45,000–$50,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $35 Chassis # location: In front compartment, on horizontal bulkhead just aft of spare tire Engine # location: On right side of engine case, just forward of the cooling fan Club: Porsche Club of America Club URL: Alternatives: 1986–88 Ferrari 328 GTB, 1985–88 Lamborghini Countach, 1986–89 Aston Martin V8 Volante SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: WP0JB0930JS050575 S tyling for the “Slantnose” 911 Turbo came from the legendary Porsche 935 race car. This factory option was executed on the raw body shell, allowing Porsche’s anti-corrosion warranty to be retained. Included in the price of $23,244 were sloped front fenders, retractable headlamps and air vents to ensure efficient cooling for the brakes and engine. Mechanicals, including the 3.3-liter engine and 4-speed transmission, are identical to regular production Turbos of the era. Finished in Nougat Brown Metallic with a Mahogany leather interior, this Turbo comes with service records and a Certificate of Authenticity. The vehicle cannot be sold in California due to emission requirements. The title is noted as “in transit.” SCM Analysis This car, Lot 1130, sold for $126,500, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s sale in Santa Monica, CA, on July 17–18, 2015. Understanding this result requires untangling the various vectors of force at play in today’s exotic vintage Porsche market. Those forces include the desirability of Flachbau (“Slantnose”) models for long-term Porsche aficionados; the history of Turbo resale values; recent price trends; and finally, overall movement in the vintage Porsche market late in 2015. 78 Flachbau and the Porsche market Generally, the Flachbau Turbos, although expensive and quite rare, have not been a “must-have” Porsche for those deeply involved in the marque. The data reveal limited production numbers of 625 units from 1987 to 1989, yet prices on the cars sold at auction have been, at least compared with other low-production Porsches, rather modest. Traditionally, any list of must-have Porsches has in- cluded the 356/356A Speedster. Over 4,000 of those were made, yet one in similar condition to this Turbo would sell for at least twice as much as the price achieved here. The 1973 Carrera RS, of which 1,580 were made, also has a place on the list, and those cars sell for about twice the value of the Speedster. The 959 — about 300 built — sells for more than the Carrera RS. And a 904 GTS, with just above 100 made, is about double the Carrera RS. Even given the relative rarity of Flachbau Turbos, they have not arrived on bucket lists of deep-pocketed Porsche purists. Instead, the Slantnose 930s tended to be bought by more casual fans of the marque, or by those who simply wanted something special and different. However, today there is renewed appeal in the Flachbau design among younger players in the classic car market too, as those buyers continue to drive up prices on Countaches, Testarossas and other poster cars from their generation. 1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose coupe Lot 662.1, s/n: WPOJB093XJ5050700 Condition: 2+ Sold at $74,800 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/12/2008 SCM# 48950 Sports Car Market 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose cabriolet Lot 326, s/n: WPOZZZ93KS020243 Condition: 2Sold at $153,468 Bonhams, Hendon, U.K., 4/28/2014 SCM# 243805 1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose coupe Lot 216, s/n: WPOJB0930J5050320 Condition: 2Sold at $80,300 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/2008 SCM# 115961 Courtesy of Auctions America

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Lag, then boost in value When 930s were just used cars, they had modest resale value, which was puzzling. Regular 911 models tended to hold their values quite well, especially with the introduction of the vastly improved and superdurable 1978 911SC. Yet near-perfect examples of Turbos languished at exotic-car dealers for long periods. Turbo owners had a hard time adjusting to the fact that their 930 cars were a hard sell. As recently as a decade ago, standard Turbos remained tough to unload, having a reputation for sluggish performance at USA-legal speeds, turbo lag seemingly measured in minutes, and expensive repair bills for everything from replacement of distributor caps to the all-important KKK turbocharger. All that changed with the current upward movement in 930 prices. While many values of vintage Porsches such as 356s are no longer rising quickly, Turbos have been the biggest recent gainers. Have Turbos been discovered as the next “must-have,” or are we seeing a typical asset class shift caused by momentum buyers? Ride the wave Momentum buyers do not tend to look carefully at the underlying assets they purchase. Instead, they see a path of upward prices and jump on, hoping to ride the wave and get off before it crests. It’s a game of musical chairs, just as we played in kindergarten, with money as the medium of exchange rather than embarrassment. As one category fades, momentum investors must find the next quickly appreciating asset class to avoid being left standing when the music stops. In the Porsche world, 356s started the ball rolling and had great momentum, then slowly stabilized. Early 911s (1965–73) were next and began to wildly outpace “regular” 356s (i.e., cars without low miles, original paint, unusual options, celebrity ownership and so on). Appreciation for “regular” early 911 models also slowed, causing some movement in the 911SC and Carrera cars of 1978–89. And now, Turbos are rising in price as well. But here’s where it matters going forward: Asset classes that “tag along” onto other, more enduringly popular items can rise quickly, but may fall just as fast when conditions change. So will Turbos keep their strong following, leading to buyers voting with their wallets? Or will they drop back as so many cars, even wonderful cars — like the Ferrari 275 GTB — did in the last great rout after the excesses of the 1989 market bubble? Rarity drives the money Fundamentals provide insight when predicting values, and one of the most powerful is rarity. The price rise in 911SCs didn’t seem sustainable, as tens of thousands of 911SC and the highly similar 3.2 Carreras were made — well over 125,000 copies. 356/356A Speedsters survive in much smaller numbers, Carrera RSs smaller again, and then we get to the really small numbers for the 959 and the 904. For comparison, there were about 20,000 Turbos made in the origi- nal body style from 1975 to 1989. So fundamentally, the Turbo is not rare. The Flachbau option, however, is, as it was installed on just 625 930s. But that option has not led to significant price growth in the past, and it’s hard to say if it will beyond a few younger buyers hunting for their ’80s poster cars. For this particular Turbo, the condition is a plus, but the color is not to everyone’s taste, nor is the Slantnose configuration. Another drawback is this 930’s 4-speed gearbox, in use since 1975, which finally changed in 1989 to a 5-speed unit, making a nice difference in performance — especially in regular driving. This car’s price seems right at market for today. But the bigger ques- tion is where Turbo prices are headed tomorrow. No one knows when the momentum will shift, but that it will someday, as seen in the 356 and early 911 market, cannot be ignored. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) December 2015 79

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Market Reports Overview Positive Associations A healthy, happy future for old cars By Tony Piff Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) T 1. 1972 Maserati Boomerang coupe, $3,714,523—Bonhams, FRA, p. 103 2. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, $1,870,000— Auctions America, CA, p. 140 3. 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $1,870,000—Auctions America, CA, p. 146 4. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder, $1,622,500—Auctions America, CA, p. 144 5. 1938 Bugatti Type 57 cabriolet, $1,425,402—Bonhams, FRA, p. 101 6. 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible, $1,402,500—Auctions America, IN, p. 88 7. 1965 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake roadster, $1,300,000—Worldwide Auctioneers, IN, p. 134 8. 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ dual-cowl phaeton, $852,500—RM Sotheby’s, MI, p. 108 9. 1968 Maserati Mexico coupe, $691,670—Bonhams, FRA, p. 103 10. 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C, $678,861—Bonhams, FRA, p. 102 Best Buys 1951 Lancia Aurelia B52 coupe, $192,131—Bonhams, FRA, p. 102 82 his issue features a new high-end sports car auction in France, a race-oriented auction in the U.K. and three long-running U.S. auctions known for pre-war big classics. Despite all the talk of waning interest in pre-war cars, buyers and sellers turned out, sales rates held solid, and totals were strong. Auctions America sold 551 out of 870 cars at their Auburn Fall sale in Indiana, and sales totaled $19m. The high-sale spot went to a 1929 Duesenberg Model J at $1.4m. The 1972 Maserati Boomerang at Bonhams’ first Chantilly auction was the most expensive car in this issue at $3.7m (See profile, p. 68). Bonhams sold 17 of 27 consignments (63%), and combined totals came to $9.6m. Sales reached $7.8m at Silverstone’s auction at the 1953 Hudson Hornet, sold at Worldwide Auburn for $19k Silverstone circuit in the U.K. Eighty-six of 123 cars sold, and a 1959 Cooper Monaco T49 Mk I racer finished in the lead at $343k. RM Sotheby’s Plymouth auction saw 62 of 78 cars change hands for $7.4m overall. A 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster took top honors at $506k. The big seller at Worldwide’s classic-heavy Auburn sale was a 1965 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake at $1.3m. Worldwide sold 45 of 61 cars, and sales totaled $4.9m. Tony’s Market Moment: I’m 35. My earliest memory of a classic car is a ’57 Chevy. It was shiny, and it had a “Do Not Touch” sign on it, and in that instant, I decided I probably didn’t like old cars, and I definitely didn’t like ’57 Chevys. The former sentiment evaporated during adolescence, but the latter remains a permanent scar on my psyche. Mine may be an extreme case, but I suspect many of my peers harbor similar feelings. This does not bode well for the future collectibility of Tri-Fives. And yet, I have no problem with 1950s cars that don’t share the “Shoebox” profile. Such as what, for example? And while we’re at it, what of today’s school-age children? Answer: Doc Hudson, one of the heroes of the 2006 animated film “Cars.” Doc, an ex-NASCAR 1951 Hudson Hornet, connected viewers not just to a forgotten automotive marque, but to the long history of motorsports. Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silver Oxford, U.K. June 20, 2015 Bonhams Spokane, WA July 11, 2015 Auctions America Santa Monica, CA July 17–18, 2015 Greensboro, NC July 23–25, 2015 Northamptonshire, U.K. July 23–25, 2015 RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI July 25, 2015 Auctions America Auburn, IN Sept. 2–6, 2015 Bonhams Silverstone GAA $7.2m $7.8m $7.4m $19.2m Chantilly, FRA Sept. 5, 2015 Worldwide Auct. Auburn, IN Sept. 5, 2015 $0 $4.9m $5m $10m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts “Cars” will stand as a positive cultural touchstone for an entire generation. I predict long-term collectibility for any of the film’s automotive characters. ♦ $15m $20m $9.6m $2.2m $126k $15.4m 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible, $143,457—Bonhams, FRA, p. 100 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible, $1,402,500—Auctions America, IN, p. 88 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 coupe, $79,049—Silverstone, U.K., p. 120 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Super D-500 2-dr hard top, $49,500 —RM Sotheby’s, MI, p. 110 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN Auctions America — Auburn Fall A 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible sold for $1.4m, and a 2005 Ford GT was a bargain at $267k Company Auctions America Date September 2–6, 2015 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 551/870 Sales rate 63% Sales total $19,070,445 High sale 1929 Duesenberg Model J, sold at $1,402,500 Buyer’s premium A bit of a bargain — 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $266,750 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics Auburn, IN A uctions America holds an Auburn auc tion every spring and fall. You’d thin that warming springtime temperature would make for a bigger sale, b Auburn Fall brings more consignments and mo dollars by far. The fall sale coincides with th Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, which serve as one last hurrah before the weather turns. Auburn Fall 2015 was well attended, wit many buyers lined up to raise their hands and many sellers prepared to sell. Seizing the opportunity to cull the herd, collector Steve Ramsey brought everal desirable cars, many selling with no reserve. Included in the Ramsey ale were a 2005 Ford GT sporting all four options and selling for a bit of a argain at $267k, as well as a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat selling over MSRP at $73k. High-sale honors went to a beautiful Murphy-bodied 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible, well bought at $1.4m. Research in the SCM Platinum Auction Database revealed an interior and exterior color change since 2000. Rounding out the top five were a re-chassied one-off 1959 Costin Jaguar ports racer at $363k; a very nice 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 at $315k; Ramsey’s 5 Ford GT; and a triple-black 1953 obile Fiesta convertible at $209k. There was plenty of American muscle rep- resented, with no fewer than five 1966 Chevrolet L79 Novas on offer. A cosmetically rough example with redone mechanicals sold for $41,250. Alongside the auction activities, there was a car corral, swapmeet and vendor tents, as well as drifting exhibitions and a personal appearance by Ryan Hurst, the actor who plays Opie on the show “Sons of Anarchy.” Here in the upper Midwest with the summer 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible, sold at $1,402,500 84 drawn to a close, it’s time to start thinking about fuel-system stabilizer and winter storage. Auctions America now turns its attention to South Carolina, where they host their first-ever Hilton Head Island Auction on October 31. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN ENGLISH #5138-1959 COSTIN JAGUAR racer. S/N T825023DN. British Racing Green/brown leather. RHD. Frank Costin body by Williams & Pritchard. Originally fitted to an ERA chassis powered by Jaguar. Body was refitted to a 1959 XK 150S chassis and drivetrain in the late 1970s. Paint looks fresh and well done. Headlight covers showing some wear. Steel knockoff wheels look crisp and unmarred. Decent engine detail. Minimalist race car interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $363,000. Reported to have recently been restored at a cost exceeding $100k. Seems like a lot of money for a track-day car or historic road rally car, but if you showed up in it, you wouldn’t see another one. Well sold. Last sold for $209k at RM Phoenix 2011 (SCM# 170637). #4136-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N 3820000864. Cinnamon Pearl/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 58,622 miles. Paint looks fresh and well done, but the color? I’ll get back to that in my commentary. Exterior trim in good condition, Minilite wheels show well, convertible top looks new. Driver-quality engine compartment detail with crappy auto- in the console. Equipped with self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,500. These cars have a bit of a “Star Wars” look to them. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but still some cool factor. A quick look under the hood would make even the best American mechanic a little weak in the knees if he had to sort out suspension issues. With the result exceeding the $35k high estimate and a fair bit over similar recent results, this looks like a win for the seller. GERMAN #5072-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210407502462. Red/black Haartz cloth/white leather. Odo: 1,393 miles. Fifteen-year-old paint holding up well, exterior chrome and stainless trim in excellent condition. Very well-presented engine compartment. Interior shows no objectionable wear. Instrumentation includes tachometer and clock. Comes with unrestored hard top. Cond: ing original paint is visible. Interior wear looks commensurate with age. Equipped with factory air, sunroof and Alpine radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,800. #1 money for a #3 car. Another no-reserve offering exceeding the high estimate. Well sold. ITALIAN parts-store “custom” air cleaner. Decent interior. Note on dash says “no brakes.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $42,900. “No brakes.” Really? Isn’t that something you’d want to address before you checked in, or even after? I mean, how bad is it? And the color? If this car had been red or black or blue, just about anything but Cinnamon Pearl, you could probably double the sale price. That all said, the new owner can get the brakes fixed and a paint job and still be ahead. Well bought. FRENCH #2160-1972 CITROËN SM 2-dr sedan. S/N 005B9356. Yellow/brown leather. Odo: 60,912 miles. Paint looks like a recent respray not making its way into the door jambs. Exterior trim in decent shape except for the broken antenna. Clear glass. Interior looks solid except for the aftermarket stereo mounted poorly 86 Sports Car Market 2. SOLD AT $148,500. Spent the past 20 years in an unspecified museum collection, explaining low miles and lack of wear. Lack of use could be a concern, although the catalog description indicated it was regularly started and exercised. The final result exceeded the $140k high estimate, but it still looks like a bit of a bargain, assuming there are no gremlins. #4135-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412021175. Silver/ black hard top/black leather. Odo: 54,500 miles. Decent paint, but right rear fender flare is developing a disturbing blister. Decent bright trim, driver engine detail, interior trim wood rough. Otherwise decent. Equipped with a/c, both tops, four-wheel disc brakes. Cond: #5127-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 15181. Red/black leather. Odo: 42,022 miles. Twenty-five-plus-year-old paint still shows well. Small wiper scratch on windshield. Very well-detailed engine compartment, MSD electronic ignition added. Slight variation in exterior black rubber trim. Interior showing 3. SOLD AT $67,100. Like many of the collection cars, this one crossed the block with no reserve. The result? $7k over the high estimate, putting this one in the well-sold column. Most everyday Joe collectors can’t stomach the no-reserve approach, but for those that can, the results are often rewarding. #4133-1974 BMW 2002 tii 2-dr sedan. S/N 2780147. Aqua blue-green/gray vinyl. Odo: 22,288 miles. Paint looks like it was done in a hurry. Original flaking paint visible in a gap near the trunk lid. Brightwork shows lots of scratches, BBS wheels look fresh. Engine compartment looks good, but again, flak- some patina but not terribly worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $315,000. The catalog indicated an exterior and interior color change from original. I can’t see it looking this good in any other combination. This one is currently climbing the curve, with no reason to believe it’s going anywhere but up. Well bought. #4131-1974 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N AR3024223. White/black vinyl.

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Auctions America Auburn, IN Odo: 60,162 miles. The catalog said the paint is about a year old. It looks to have been done well. Exterior brightwork rough, especially the very heavily pitted door handles. Driver-quality engine detail. Fitted with Simpson racing belts front and rear and Cromodora alloy wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. Yet another no-reserve car from a large collection exceeding the high estimate by 10%. A #3 car selling for #2 money, well sold. #5071-1987 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A3H0070511. Red/black targa/ tan leather. Odo: 4,176 km. Original paint shows well under the barn lights. Factory alloy rims look fresh and unscarred. Decent engine detail. Interior shows minor wear, nothing objectionable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $67,100. AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 6 BEST BUY #5142-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J convertible. S/N 2168. Eng. # J147. Silver/gray canvas/green leather. The catalog cover car and star of the show. Flawless silver paint, brilliant exterior brightwork, gleaming engine bay. Beautifully executed interior. Equipped with dual sidemounts, folding chrome luggage rack, spotlights and cowllights. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,402,500. This CCCA Full Clas- The catalog pointed out this was not a Derham- or Cadillac-commissioned conversion. This one is a bit of a mutt, not particularly pretty and not going to win any show awards. I’m sure it cost more money to make it what it is, but I can’t imagine two people in the same room who’d want it. I guess I’ll call this result market-correct. sic multiple-award-winner has an extensive and well-documented history. The restoration was done to a very high standard. They just don’t get much better than this. This car sold for $530k in 2000 at a Brooks auction, wearing black paint and tan leather interior (SCM# 10515). It sold for $662k at H&H in 2006 with black paint and black leather interior (SCM# 42275). I wouldn’t have been shocked to see it bring more money. Well bought. Now approaching 30 years old and still looking good. After many years of flat prices, the good ones are starting to take an upward trajectory. There was no mention of documentation, which is a concern, but coming in well under a reasonable pre-auction low estimate of $75k, I’d call this one a winner for the buyer. JAPANESE #4063-1975 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40192550. Beige/black vinyl. Odo: 30,060 miles. Quality, fresh paint job inside and out. Oversized all-terrain tires fitted to black wheels with matching grille and bumpers look good. Wheel flares added in back. Okay engine detail. Interior includes fresh rubber floor mat and new upholstery on whites look great. Nicely presented engine compartment and interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. Offered with no reserve from the Steve Ramsey Collection and coming in just south of a conservative low estimate. This truck was a great buy. Nowhere to go but up from here. #7051-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 60 the seats. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,300. Prices for FJs have been all over the place of late, some going in the mid-teens and some exceeding $100k, depending on extremes of condition and quality. Most seem to trade in the mid$30k range. This one was well done and seemed like a fair deal both ways. 88 Special custom 2-dr town car. S/N 6340164. Dark blue/blue vinyl/putty leather. Odo: 99 miles. With custom bodywork of unknown origin, including an opera window that looks like it came off a 1974 Lincoln. Paint and exterior trim presentable. Custom top looks well done, back glass starting to delaminate. Engine compartment presents well. The interior leather looks new and well fitted. Door sills are a little rough, and the door pull is coming off on passenger’s side. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,950. Sports Car Market #5088-1938 FORD pickup. S/N BB164495069. Gray & black/black vinyl. Odo: 74,585 miles. 221-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Paint shows some body-prep issues on the side of the bed. Otherwise very good. Exterior trim in good shape and showing well. Red and black artillery wheels with center caps and wide bumper-mounted fog lights, driver’s spotlight and fender skirts. Comes with original tools and jack. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. Probably one of the last cars built before Ford started their war-effort manufacturing. The catalog stated this car was restored in 1978. Assuming nothing has been done since, someone did an excellent job on this lot and someone got a great deal today. Well bought. #5081-1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER road- ster. S/N 46385883. Yellow & black/black vinyl/gray vinyl. 149-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Yellow paint looks well done, but there seems to be some shade variance throughout. Exterior trim in excellent condition, and there’s a lot of it for a Jeepster. Top looks new and well fitted. Decent engine detail. Interior appears to be #4134-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE convertible. S/N 6528676. Maroon/tan canvas/brown vinyl. Odo: 77,290 miles. 221ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Paint holding up well, good panel gaps, decent brightwork but the beltline moldings are a bit wavy. Running-board rubber a little wonky. Nicely detailed engine compartment. Interior Bakelite in excellent condition. Equipped with bumper guards,

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Auctions America Auburn, IN new and well done. Equipped with front bumper guard, guard-mounted fog lights, A-pillar spotlights and Continental spare mount. No mention whether the side curtains come with it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,700. Another lot offered with no reserve from the Steve Ramsey Collection. This one was really well done, with more bling than you usually see on these. The catalog said it was a 4-cylinder. I counted six spark plugs, and the new owner can count on getting a good deal here. Well bought. #3060-1950 NASH STATESMAN Air- flyte 2-dr sedan. S/N K387455. Gold & black/gray & brown velour. Odo: 46,013 miles. 184-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Lowered four inches, body seems filled, two-tone paint looks well done. Poor body panel fit, especially the hood. Exterior chrome and stainless show well. Nice engine detail. Minimalist interior spotless, although I don’t think velour was a #5145-1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 Fiesta convertible. S/N 539M41305. Black/black canvas/black & ivory leather. Odo: 74,379 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Beautiful black paint shows little wear. Brilliant chrome and stainless trim, though the rear bumper fit looks a little off. Top looks fresh and well fitted. Spotless engine compartment and interior. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Twenty-four-year-old paint still showing very well. Good body gaps, brightwork shows some micro-scratches. Kelsey-Hayes 40-spoke chrome wheels with wide whites look excellent. Show-quality engine compartment detail. Interior looks just as good as the exterior. Loaded with power accessories. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $148,500. Offered at no reserve. These cars hit their high back in ’08 and then took a big dive. Following a few flat years, they seem to be on an upward trajectory. This car has been the recipient of many awards. Today the buyer was the winner. Well bought. #4127-1954 CHEVROLET 3800 one-ton Equipped with power steering, brakes, windows and seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $209,000. One of 458 produced by Oldsmobile in 1953. Scored 970 of 1,000 points and a first-place award at the 2001 Oldsmobile Nationals in Denver, CO. This multiple award-winner is holding up well and brought strong money. Well sold. material used back in the day. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. Catalog states the restoration was completed in 2006. Given that it has been almost 10 years, it seems to be holding up well. I saw it earlier this year at G. Potter King in Atlantic City, where it failed to sell at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 257581). Given the overall quality, condition and rarity, I’d have to say this was a good deal for the buyer. #7045-1951 BUICK ROADMASTER convertible. S/N 66255667. Light yellow/ black canvas/black & gray leather. Odo: 98,567 miles. 302-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Dirty paint shows some minor chips. Hood fit off a bit. Exterior trim unmarred and shows well. Fireball straight eight, nice engine-compartment detail. Top looks fresh and well fitted. #7065-1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 Fiesta convertible. S/N 539M41439. Blue & white/ white vinyl/blue & white leather. Odo: 92,945 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows lots of cracks emerging. Huge dent in the driver’s door. Exterior brightwork in excellent condition. Top looks good with a snug fit. Engine compartment is well detailed. Interior looks good in two-tone leather. No reserve. Cond: well presented. Interior looks tidy and well done. Equipped with sidemount spare, heater, AM radio and sun visor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,700. This was a very nice restoration of an honest-to-goodness work truck, maybe a little too heavy duty for the collector car market, and well bought at this price. #4129-1954 FORD CRESTLINE 2-dr 3-. SOLD AT $132,000. This car sold in 2007 at RM Hershey for a record-breaking $187k with 48 fewer miles on the clock (SCM# 47372). Later, it sold at RM Amelia Island 2011 for $160k (SCM# 169145). Here, considering the need for a paint job and new door skin, it brought a strong result, exceeding the low pre-auction estimate of $125k. The other ’53 Fiesta, Lot 5145, sold for $209k, so it looks like there’s room to address the needs without getting upside-down. #5139-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1068854. Condor Yellow/black canvas/black & white vinyl. Odo: 112 miles. No excessive interior wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,800. Last sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January 2014 for $55k (SCM# 240078). Assuming the consignor was that buyer, looks like he’s taking a bit of a hit on this one. Just under the $55k low estimate and a bit of a bargain at this price. Well bought. 90 holstery button cap on the driver’s side. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,350. The catalog states the restoration was completed by Hibernia Auto Restoration “some time ago.” I’m guessing that means a long time ago, but this still appeared to be a nice, solid driver and a fair deal both ways. Sports Car Market hard top. S/N U44PV145576. Blue & white/ blue & white vinyl. Odo: 46,934 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint looks good except for a circle of micro-bubbles emerging on left front fender. Exterior chrome and stainless in good condition. Engine compartment shows well. Interior looks good except for a missing up- pickup. S/N L54J026301. Dark blue & white/ brown vinyl. Odo: 57,503 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Paint looks fresh and well done. Natural-finish bed wood nice but not the way they built them. Painted bumpers, grille and wheel covers give it a truck look. Engine bay

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Auctions America Auburn, IN #4088-1956 IMPERIAL CROWN limou- sine. S/N C561139. Black/black leather & gray broadcloth. Odo: 58,206 miles. 353-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The catalog indicates it was restored in the late 1980s, and it’s holding up very well. Black paint looks brilliant, as does all of the exterior brightwork. Chrome wire wheel with wide whites look spectacular. En- bench-seat interior with column-mount tach. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,100. Claimed to be a former AACA 1998 first-prize winner, this bubbletop came in a bit shy of the $80k low estimate. Someone copped a great deal here today. Well bought. #5093-1962 FORD FALCON Sprint 2-dr hard top. S/N 3R17F172936. Rangoon Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 35,039 miles. 260-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Dealer-installed 4-bbl carb on engine of unspecified origin. Paint shows very well under the hall lights, exterior trim in excellent shape, glass showing some minor scratches. Well-detailed engine compartment. Torq Thrust wheels. Interior in very good gine compartment looks clean and well done. The interior presents as new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. This 1989 AACA Senior awardwinner is admittedly selling to a limited market, but if one were in the market for a classy late ’50s limo, this is your car. Considering the limited market, I’d have to say it got all the money. Well sold. #3079-1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- ible. S/N 599T05327. Mint green & white/ white vinyl/two-tone green & white leather. Odo: 20,126 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Described in the catalog as an “older groundup restoration.” Paint is still looking fresh and well done, exterior chrome and stainless show pretty cool. Original paint is shot, body shows dings, dents and rust. Body side trim and lower rear window trim missing, and what remains is in rough shape. Engine looks fresh, shape, dash-mounted tachometer. Power steering. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,300. Another lot selling with no reserve from the Steve Ramsey Collection. Last recorded as a no-sale with a high bid of $22k at Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2008 with a couple thousand fewer miles and wearing wire wheel covers (SCM# 48542). Eclipsing the $30k high estimate here, this was all the money, but I can’t say it wasn’t worth it. #4074-1965 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard well, engine compartment is clean and tidy. Interior is in excellent shape, except for the carpets showing some wear. Well equipped including a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,050. Offered with no reserve and coming in at the low end of a reasonable pre-auction estimate ($50k–$60k), this looks like a good deal all around if not slightly well bought. #5098-1962 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N 21637A153772. Tuxedo Black/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 575 miles. 409ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Beautifully done black paint. Good panel gaps, clear glass. Excellent exterior chrome, stainless and aluminum trim. Black steel wheels with blackwalls and poverty caps. Excellent engine detail with correct clips, clamps and tags. Spotless radio-delete, chipped. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,250. Previously part of the Reggie Jackson Collection. I don’t see the price of a car like this taking off any time soon. That said, I don’t see the value significantly declining, either. When this car made a no-sale appearance here last spring with a high bid of $62,500, I wrote, “I guess the current owner isn’t in any hurry. The money will come for this one” (SCM# 265200). Looks like a fair deal both ways. #5095-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA L79 2-dr hard top. S/N 116376N151058. Bluegreen/blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 71,360 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh drivetrain, untouched cosmetics. It’s not pretty, but it is 92 top. S/N 237375P354025. Metallic gold/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 23,275 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows well. Good panel gaps and exterior brightwork. Hurst five-spoke wheels with Redlines. Engine compartment a little grungy. Interior looks great except for cracked wood steering wheel; small piece of wood under the speedometer is as do the new steel rims and tires. Interior is a mess. The front seat is coming apart at many seams, with the stuffing spilling out. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $41,250. No “barn find” promotion here, though it certainly carries the look. There were four other 1966 L79 Novas at this auction. Lots 5107 and 5101 failed to sell at $100k and $70k, respectively. Lot 5089 and 5083 sold for $83k and $55k. Throw the price guides away on this one. The market has spoken. The new owner can leave it alone or go for a restoration. Either choice would be a good one. #5112-2003 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Police Interceptor / LX Sport Package sedan. S/N 2FAHP74WX3X161294. Black/light flint leather. Odo: 4,705 miles. Paint looks showroom-fresh. Factory alloy rims show no curb rash or oxidation. Clean engine bay. Inte- rior as-new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,000. Another lot from the Steve Ramsey Collection selling at no reserve. A standard Crown Vic of this vintage in this condition would be hardpressed to bring half as much money. This one was well sold by a large margin. #5091-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S454. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,823 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Attractive red paint with white stripes. Bought new with all four options. Still looks like new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $266,750. Offered with no reserve from the Ramsey Collection. Another one of the 2,027 similar models built in 2005 that got socked away. That said, many have traded for more money of late. This looks like a good deal both ways, with a slight edge to the buyer. © Sports Car Market

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Sports Car Market Present the Third Annual Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ SCM SCOTTSdAlE InSIdEr’S SEmInAr “A 2020 Vision of the Future” SCm Experts pick the rising Stars and the plunging meteorites for 2020 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016 Gooding & Co. Auction Tent, Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ • 9:30–11:30 a.m. pAnEl dISCuSSIon Find out what the SCM experts think is really going on in the market today. Hear their predictions for 2020 — what you should be buying and what you should be selling. pAnElISTS InCludE: Carl Bomstead, American Classics donald osborne, European Sports & Racing (excluding Ferraris) Stephen Serio, Ferraris and Late-Model Exotics Colin Comer, Post-War Sports and Muscle HAndS-on ExAmInATIon oF CArS After the presentation, the experts will take small groups and look at some of the cars being offered for sale at the Gooding auction. SpACE IS lImITEd — SIGn up TodAy! Complimentary admission for SCm platinum members and registered Gooding 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 secure your space, and for the latest information, go to or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217

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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA Bonhams — The Chantilly Sale The 1972 Maserati Boomering sold for $3.7m, and a one-off 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7-liter coupe sold for $681k Company Bonhams Date September 5, 2015 Location Chantilly, FRA Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 17/27 Sales rate 63% Sales total $9,575,784 High sale 1972 Maserati Boomerang, sold at $3,714,523 Buyer’s premium Sold for a lot of money, but no one was really surprised — 1972 Maserati Boomerang coupe, sold at $3,714,523 15%, included in sold prices ($1 = €0.90) Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics A single car at Bonhams’ inaugural Chantilly auction accounted for more than a third of the overall sales totals the 1972 Maserati Boomerang, signat concept car of the 1970s, sold at $3.7 Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro used geomet shapes and ruler-straight lines to create i angular appeal, and the unusual Boomerang Chantilly, FRA emerged from the decade to become one of the great style influences of the motoring industry. Held at the magnificent Château de Chantilly, this was Bonhams’ first black-tie evening sale. The auction house gathered 27 rare and unusual motor cars, most of which were in excellent condition. “The event was an elegant celebration of beautiful and rare motor cars,” said Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motorcars, “one that we hope to continue for years to come.” The second-highest sale was a 1938 Bugatti Type 57 cabriolet with coachwork by Belgian coachbuilder Albert D’Ieteren. The rare two/three-seater drophead coupe was once the property of French fauvist painter André Derain, a big fan of Bugattis. Elsewhere from Maserati, a 1968 Mexico 4.7-liter coupe sold for $681k. This was not just a standard Mexico but a bespoke Frua creation, the most attractive of three one-offs Pietro Frua produced for Maserati. Retaining the general Mexico lines but more sharply defined, the Frua Mexico in many ways recalls the first Quattroporte. Restored to its initial light green paintwork, with original Bordeaux leather, the Mexico has won prizes including Best of Show at the Maserati 100th anniversary celebration in Turin last year. Further highlights included eight cars from the personal collection of French busi- French singer Claude François’s 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 saloon sold at $102,470 96 nessman and art collector Alain Dominique Perrin, former president of the Cartier company. Most notable of the collection was a car steeped in French pop music history — a 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 originally owned by famous French singer and composer Claude François. He was one of France’s biggest pop stars, composing the original version of “My Way,” a song made internationally famous by Frank Sinatra. The Benz sold for $103k — 10 times what a normal SEL would bring. François survived an armed attack in this car back in 1977. Hopefully the new owner finds it a bulletproof investment. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA ENGLISH #19-1937 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE Aerofoil coupe. S/N B90KT. Eng. # N3BY. Black & white/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 76,467 miles. One of four Aerofoils built in 1937 by Gurney Nutting, one of the most creative British coachbuilders. Restored in 2007 but not in the original colors. Perfect panel fit, stunning details such as sliding roof and the absence of a B-pillar. Perfect brightwork. Older but nonoriginal blue leather interior with some cracks and scratches. Engine bay in line with rest of built with two. But in this case the exceptional body didn’t help, and the bidding stopped far below the low estimate of $310k. #12-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE con- vertible. S/N B105MX. Eng. # W2BC. Green & black/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 22,706 km. One of nine with this Vanden Plas design, in this case distinguished by a black radiator shell and the absence of running boards. Recently restored at a cost close to $100k (bills on file). Very straight with perfect gaps. Perfect brightwork. Rosewood dash impeccable. Trim is brand new and a shade too bright red. New mohair hood. Engine bay #8-1959 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX1090. Eng. # 100D21000. Blue/blue canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 3,637 miles. Lefthander delivered new to Illinois. Unmolested and extensively restored to very high standard. New top and tonneau cover. Wire wheels too shiny, fitted with Michelins. As-new interior with some extra gauges added. Hard to tell if the seats are vinyl or leather. Four-speed gearbox with aftermarket Laycock electric overdrive for high-speed touring. Immaculate car. Various documents, including taxation report and exhaustively compiled history by a marque specialist. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $384,261. A balanced design at the height of 1930s fashion with sweeping curves and much panache. Derby Bentleys might be a bit out of fashion, but there are still some exceptions, such as this very special car. A softer color combo would do it right, in my opinion. A lot of money, but fair both ways. #22-1937 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE con- vertible. S/N B14KT. Eng. # B5BJ. Dark red/beige canvas/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 31,403 miles. One of four “pontoon wing” Bentleys produced by James Young. It also features the coachbuilder’s patented cantilever doors. It underwent extensive restoration between 2000 and 2003. Straight body with excellent panel fit. Perfect gaps and bright trim. Rear spats. Lovely interior was retrimmed in Champagne during restoration, with sun motif in the backrest. Fold-up front screen delaminating. Lucas headlights yellowish. Clean en- clean but less perfect than rest of car. Rare original overdrive. Full history. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $191,420. A perfect example of a Derby Bentley with attractive body style and of the coveted M series with overdrive. I have the impression that certain pre-war classics (such as most Derby Bentleys) are becoming difficult to sell, and this one stayed way below the $225k low estimate. Last sold at Bonhams Rétromobile 2011 for $329k (SCM# 168810). #14-1951 ASTON MARTIN DB2 coupe. S/N LML5035. Eng. # LB6B50278. Green metallic/Cognac leather. RHD. Odo: 512 km. Early model with “washboard” grille, delivered new to France. Extensively restored in 1999 and still in excellent condition. Straight body, excellent panel fit, good gaps. Chrome good with some minor scratches. Split front engine bay with most powerful D2 variant of the BMW-based inline six. New exhaust. Hard to fault. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $339,431. The AC Ace has a special place in the British sports car history. A potent and nimble car that later served as the base for Carroll Shelby’s Cobra. One of only 466 produced, and very sought-after, especially well-restored and unmolested examples like this one. In my opinion, one of the most desirable lots of this sale. Well done for both parties. #28-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 convertible. S/N S838700DN. Eng. # VA15509. Blue/blue canvas/gray leather. Odo: 4,429 miles. The ultimate XK 150 configuration with 3.8-liter engine and overdrive gearbox. Extensively refurbished 2007–08 mechanically and cosmetically. Very straight and shiny with excellent chrome. Piping on the top boot echoes the gray leather interior. Moss high beams. Immaculate interior. Fascia and top covered in gine bay. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $247,720. The doors of this car are supported at the centers on pivot arms, which swing outwards and sideways, enabling easier access to the rear seats. Only a few James Young cars had one of these doors; it is believed only four were ever 98 windshield. Interior new, Bluemels steering wheel fitted. Borrani wires. Engine compartment in line with rest of car, with all the right bits in place. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $360,320. The first owner took it to the LyonCharbonnières Rally in 1952, its sole known competitive outing. Complete history is missing, but from the ’70s onwards it had only a few, well-caring owners. Low estimate of $394k was ahead of the market, so seller had to drive it back home. gray leather. Electric power steering. Engine a bit less shiny than rest of car. Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Part of the Perrin Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $143,457. Some cars lose all their charm in restoration, as is the case with this Jag. Especially regarding the interior, with too much leather and carpeting. Well bought for fans of over-restoration. #9-1961 BENTLEY S2 Continental Fly- ing Spur saloon. S/N BC90LBY. Eng. # B89BC. Dark red/beige leather. Odo: 17,586 miles. Delivered new to Texas. Restored some 15 years ago. More recently brakes and gearbox were rebuilt, the latter being still under warranty. The car was also repainted and the Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #23. 1981 DATSUN B210 hatchback. S/N JN1PB04S5B9234673. 20,204 miles. “Actual miles. Like it came off the showroom floor. Engine, paint and interior all like new — even the quartz clock still works.” Condition: 2+. Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #23. 1981 DATSUN B210 hatchback. S/N JN1PB04S5B9234673. 20,204 miles. “Actual miles. Like it came off the showroom floor. Engine, paint and interior all like new — even the quartz clock still works.” Condition: 2+. Bonhams Bonhams Chantilly, FRA interior reupholstered. An electronic ignition was fitted, and most of the electrics rewired. Lucas high beams. Whitewalls of unknown brand, but these days it’s not always easy to find the right size with well-known manufacturers. Excellent inside and out. The owner told me that he used it frequently. Swiss papers. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $202,680. SOLD AT $11,770. A 210 was my second car ever, 2001–03. It didn’t inspire nostalgic comments from passersby then, and I certainly don’t miss it now. But this one has a 5-speed, and I’ll bet the stripes weighed heavily in the buyer’s decision to keep bidding. Leading the market. Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, September 24–26, 2015. #181801000007. 1973 DODGE COLT wagon. S/N 6H45K39000747. 69,614 miles. “Rebadged Mitsubishi Galant wagon. California blue plates. In pretty good condition cosmetically as well as mechanically. I’ve put some miles and trips on it since buying, and it has no problems firing right up and getting you where you need to go. I believe the radio draws power when it’s sitting. Also it was rear-ended by a truck. Car still drives straight but the rear has some damage that could use fixing. Spare parts included. 4-speed.” Condition: 3-. records, Jaguar Heritage Certificate and U.S. Certificate of Title. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $140,750. Desirable 1st Series and one of the best E-type coupes I have ever seen. Better than new and ready to enjoy or score a concours class win. Surprisingly, it didn’t sell. Seller was right not to let go. We’ll see it again in the near future. #4-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I convert- Said to be one of 54 LHD out of a total production of 125. Mulliner-bodied S2s such as this one are the most desirable. A grand tourer with aluminum body and all the luxury that was available in those days. A very well-presented car, but it failed to reach the lower estimate of $225k. Looking at recent sale results, price offered should have clinched the deal. The proprietor didn’t seem unhappy with the fact that this limo didn’t sell. #25-1962 BENTLEY S3 Continental convertible. S/N BC4LXA. Eng. # 2ABC. Ming Blue/blue canvas/off-white leather. Odo: 1,510 miles. One of 80 RHD S3 Continentals, and the Paris Salon car of 1962. Looks good from a distance but apparently only superficially restored. On closer inspection, orange peel and stress cracks are clearly visible. Underside dirty and even rusty. Interior looks okay, but driver’s seat is baggy. Smells really musty. Non-period Kenwood tape deck. En- SOLD AT $1,275. Never seen one. The gaps looked pretty bad in the pictures, but the sheet metal and bumpers were fine. Bringing the condition up would require some work, but for $1,275, who cares? I’d do it. eBay Motors, July 19, 2015. #191653054716. 1993 TOYOTA MR2 Turbo coupe. S/N JT2SW22N4P0075881. 68,116 miles. “100% stock, all original, low miles, 5-speed, T-tops, a/c, power windows and locks, leather seats. Runs great, needs nothing. One owner. Never abused, garage kept. Immaculate.” Condition: 2-. gine dirty. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $198,535. I remember when these were considered ugly and unfashionable. I have always liked them. And the market does now, too, if I look at the price achieved by a stinker like this. Well sold. SOLD AT $10,565. Cool, mid-engined alternative to the CRX, in pretty much the ultimate spec. The hi-po Toyota BEAMS motor is an accepted upgrade, but this example is too nice to mess with. Marketpriced. eBay Motors, August 9, 2015. ♦ 100 #3-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I coupe. S/N 886827. Eng. # R74489. Gunmetal/red leather. Odo: 1,098 miles. Recently restored to very high standard in the Netherlands. New chrome, rubber and perfect gaps. Interior newly upholstered, but original center console badly scratched. Seventy-two-spoke wires shod with new Continentals. Engine completely rebuilt by MRA with high-quality parts. Covered only some 250 “shakedown” km since resto. Comprehensive restoration ible. S/N 877073. Eng. # R50789. Gunmetal/ black canvas/cream leather. Odo: 4,482 miles. Delivered new to New York. Just out of a Dutch restoration shop, where it was restored to original specification. New chrome and rubber. Very straight with good gaps. New Continentals. New interior. Rebuilt engine and very shiny engine bay. Jaguar Heritage Certificate and restoration files. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $211,344. This roadster came from the same collection as Lot 3, the coupe, and is finished in the same Gunmetal Gray, but here it’s the original color. Hard to fault both cars inside or out. Excellent first-series roadsters like this one have become hot property in the past few years. Decent money, and worth every penny in today’s market. #29-1965 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E10552. Silver metallic/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 19,574 km. Delivered new to Jaguar New York. Recently restored, including a retrim in burgundy leather. At the same occasion a km/h speedometer was fitted. Fairly good gaps and excellent chrome. Backrests slightly damaged by top cover. Original Blaupunkt radio. Engine clean. Part of the Perrin Collection. 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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA SOLD AT $143,457. 4.2-L Series I E-types are highly regarded by specialists for their higher power output, better gearbox, etc. This was a nice example with attractive colors. But there was not much competition in the room for this lot. Well bought. #31-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N DRX13154. Eng. # 13154. White/Cognac canvas/Cognac leather. Odo: 67,341 miles. An early Corniche that was part of the Perrin Collection for 30 years. Engine and brakes were overhauled a long time ago. Cleaned up for the sale, but its best years are long gone. Rusty underside. Seats not fresh; leather cracked. Recent Sony tape deck. Cheap square fog lamps. Engine bay very dirty. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $60,201. Most of the cars at this sale were of very high quality. This was the fright pig. It seems like somebody in the room wanted a Rolls at any cost. Very well sold. #26-1996 ASTON MARTIN V8 Sports- man shooting brake. S/N SCFDAM2SCTBL79008. Eng. # 9579008A. Green/green leather. Odo: 27,598 km. One of two Sportsman 2-door station wagons built in 1996. Hand-made aluminum body on regular chassis not the most elegant, in my opinion. Round orange and red rear lights as on campers. Seats four people and two dogs. Well cared for and in great condition inside and out. New Pirellis. ter, clock, oil pressure. Abacus on the dash! Seats visibly repainted. Engine clean, 4-speed gearbox fitted; original 3-speed included. Same ownership for 39 years. FIVA identity card and 49-page condition report. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $563,000. Looking at the history of this car, one can speak of a reconstruction rather than a restoration. It was done with the help of an old Lorraine mechanic who was reputedly involved in the preparation of the Le Mans cars 1923–26, and he confirmed that the car is as it is supposed to be. That said, the price offered looked like more than a fair deal to me. #24-1937 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT 11 BN cabriolet. S/N 123786. Eng. # 4MPVB78. Black & dark red/black canvas/ Cognac leather. Odo: 73,087 km. In the same family since 1955. Part of the Perrin Collection (of Cartier fame). Recent restoration in Raced until 1935. Converted into a farming tool after the war, when purpose-built machines were scarce. Restoration to original spec using maximum of original parts; finished in 1997. Nickel plating on radiator showing age. Extra gauges include rev coun- Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $360,320. According to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, the sister car was brought twice to auction: It no-saled at the Poulain Le Fur auction in 2000 at $327k (SCM #9852) and at Bonhams’ September 2010 sale at $433k (SCM# 166113). Price offered here looked realistic to me, but the amount offered in 2010 makes people dream, of course. FRENCH #21-1925 LORRAINE-DIETRICH B3-6 Le Mans torpedo. S/N 122892. Eng. # 133111. Blue/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 90,422 km. Works car; finished 3rd at Le Mans and 5th in the 1925 Spa 24 Hours. December 2015 good overall condition but slightly orangepeely on the flanks. Brightwork excellent. Rumble seat in perfect condition, as is nice leather interior. Only carpets at driver’s side show some use. Non-original “Pilote” rims shod with Michelin X tires. Engine bay showing age and use. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $192,131. One of the most sought-after prewar Citroëns. The “Traction” continued after the war but not in cabriolet form. Sold at midestimate. Fair both ways. TOP 10 No. 5 #17-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 cabriolet. S/N 57589. Eng. # 464. Black & dark red/black canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 78,448 km. This rare three-seater drophead was originally built for a Belgian client but resurfaced after the war in France. This perfect example was restored several times and got its actual black-over-burgundy color a few years back. Perfect finish and 101

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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA chrome. Only reflectors of lights show age. Beautiful interior in ostrich hide. Concours itage Certificate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $256,174. The 11th DS “factory” Cabriolet condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,425,402. Very classical but elegant body by Belgian coachbuilder and Bugatti agent Albert D’Ieteren (uncle of the D’Ieteren that built Porsche 356 convertibles). Once the property of French painter and Bugatti aficionado André Derain. Not sold on the day, but a note from Bonhams confirmed the sale post-block. All things considered, well bought. #23-1954 BUGATTI 101C Antem coupe. S/N 101504. Eng. # 101504. Black & red/ black & red leather. RHD. Odo: 13,855 km. Post-war Bugatti built using the chassis and engine of the 57C. Only six chassis produced. The penultimate got a sporty two-seater body by the small French coachbuilder Antem. It spent most of its life In the U.S., with actor Nicolas Cage as its best-known owner. Color changed from original green, interior was re-trimmed in red and black leather. Cond: 2-. built by Chapron and the oldest surviving. “Pre-series” elements include convertible top cover attached by metal snaps, original firstseries dash and “ashtray” vents in front fenders. DS cabriolets are among the most desirable French post-war cars, with prices often north of $200k. This example was no exception. In the correct colors, it would probably have brought a few dollars more. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 10 #18-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Cabriolet C. S/N 113658. Eng. # 113658. Blue & black/black canvas/gray leather. Odo: 28,074 km. Delivered new to Switzerland. One of only 90 cabriolet Cs with two doors. Aging restoration, giving the car a bit of a tatty look. Paint not fresh but still okay. Most chrome scratched or pitted. Rubber deteriorated in places. New sub-average Merc, but it once belonged to French singer Claude François (composer of “My Way,” later immortalized by Frank Sinatra). He even survived an armed attack in it. The bullet holes were repaired, though. Star provenance explains why this SEL sold for 10 times what it’s worth. Extremely well sold. ITALIAN BEST BUY #20-1951 LANCIA AURELIA B52 coupe. S/N B521074. Eng. # B214542. Black/brown cloth. RHD. Odo: 3,669 km. One-off Bertone design, Turin Motor Show car in 1951. In stunning original condition. It received one layer of fresh paint as it had suffered from storage. Shows some prep flaws. Still on original Ceat whitewalls. Rear lights from third-series Appia. Original Marchal lights at the front. Stunning interior well preserved apart from some moth holes. NOT SOLD AT $1,576,400. Antem-bodied cars are rare and sought after. This is a bit of a dinosaur if you look at its contemporaries, but it definitely has star quality. Its owner, a well-known Belgian collector, was curious what the market would say and decided to take the car back home. This is the car’s fifth appearance at auction since 2002. Most recently, it sold for $616k at RM Monterey 2011 (SCM# 183128). #7-1961 CITROËN DS19 Chapron “Pre- series” cabriolet. S/N 4200224. Eng. # 0013000015. Green metallic/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 39,884 km. Delivered new in Portugal, where it stayed until 2006. Extensively refurbished in 2013. Non-original green metallic paint. Excellent chrome. Wheels were repainted with less care. New red leather interior a tad too bright. Engine, transmission, brakes, etc. fully restored. “Red LHS oil” system was changed to more reliable “green oil” but remains optically unchanged. Citroën Her- 102 Michelins. Gray leather seats were retrimmed not so long ago, but they look more like plastic than leather. New carpeting, too. Original dash, worn steering wheel. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $678,861. At the high estimate of $563k, this could have been the deal of the sale—although a bit tatty, it still is a 500K in good shape. ...But it flew past the high mark. I was told after the sale that the car was bought as a restoration project. From that perspective, advantage to the seller. #27-1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9 saloon. S/N 11603612001097. Eng. # 10098512001127. Blue metallic/brown leather. Odo: 117,902 km. The Autobahn cruiser of its day. Badly restored at some time in its life. Variable panel fit and gaps around engine cover. Dirty and rusty underside. Interior average, leather seats treated with some incorrect product; driver’s seat badly discolored. Engine dirty. Part of the Perrin Collection. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $102,470. A Dashboard buttons and inlays on the steering wheel in amber. Period radio. Engine bay clean. Engine has been reworked after decades of hibernation. Drives perfectly. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $192,131. Not the most beautiful special body on an Aurelia platform, but unique in its state of preservation. Belonged to a prominent Lancia collector in Belgium who likes to drive his cars and sold this one because he finds it a pity to add miles to the clock. Sold just under low estimation of $197k. Very well bought. #6-1959 ALFA ROMEO 1900 SUPER SPRINT coupe. S/N AR1900C10439. Eng. # AR130801385. Two-tone silver/black leather. Odo: 61,000 km. This very limited-production model is one of four built by Swiss-Italian coachbuilder Ghia-Aigle and probably designed by Giovanni Michelotti. Some cosmetic attention recently. Slight bubbling on aluminum body. Reasonably good panel fit. Plexi rear window cracked. Chrome could be better. Rear bumper not straight. Very nice interior retrimmed in 1982. Dash is superb, but gauges could do with some cleaning. Original Nardi steering wheel worn. Clean engine bay. Invoices over $22k for recent work on Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chantilly, FRA engine, gearbox, clutch and brakes. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $166,500. This failed to sell at the Bonhams Spa Sale in 2013, where it was bid to $104k (SCM# 221976). I then wrote, “With some work and rechroming, this is a sure ticket to the most prestigious concours.” Some of this work has been done, and the roof is now painted Gunmetal Gray. But that’s not enough to make it a winner. Price offered looked very reasonable to me. #15-1959 FERRARI 250 GT coupe. S/N 1649GT. Eng. # 1649GT. Green metallic/black leather. Odo: 33,726 km. Delivered new to Italy. Moved to Switzerland, where it underwent a complete restoration 2002–05. It also got a new color. Resto holding well, apart from some cracks in paint under rear window. Perfect gaps, excellent chrome. Borranis shod with Michelins. Leather interior looks original, pagnolo alloys. Off-white interior almost new; older carpets. Original Nardi steering wheel. Swiveling mechanism for spare wheel. Engine bay clean. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $382,840. OSCA produced 128 of these 1600 GTs, but only two received a Touring Superleggera body of this style. A rare and elegant grand tourer, eligible for a wide variety of prestigious concours and events. Special Italian sports cars of the 1950s and ’60s are in demand. This is a rare and elegant specimen, but the lower estimation of almost $428k proved optimistic. Price offered was realistic, in my opinion. TOP 10 No. 9 #16-1968 MASERATI MEXICO coupe. S/N 1121103. Green metallic/ red leather. Odo: 17,640 km. One- off that made its debut on the Frua stand at the Geneva Motor Show in 1968. Was only completed two years later and sold in Spain, where it was rediscovered in 2013. It was painstakingly restored in Belgium and painted in its original light green color, contrasting with the red interior. Very straight with excellent panel red carpeting new. Immaculate engine bay. Original toolkit, Massini Report. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $666,052. Equipped with the Tipo 128F engine, disc brakes and overdrive transmission. Also features 410 Superamerica-style air outlets in the front fenders. A very clean Pininfarina design the catalog called “undervalued.” In the sale, the price surpassed the $620k high estimate. Well sold. #10-1961 OSCA 1600 GT coupe. S/N 019. Eng. # 8477. Black/cream leather. Odo: 34,383 km. Older high-quality restoration carried out in Italy and holding very well. Older paint with some patina but very good overall. Good and straight chrome. Good gaps; doors close with confident sound. Borrani wires shod with Michelin XAs. Originally had Cam- fit. Chrome Borranis shod with Michelin XWXs. Perfect leather interior with new carpeting and wood-rimmed steering wheel, but not from Nardi. Engine compartment perfect, with original 4.7-L V8. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $691,670. Frua apparently bodied two Mexi- Impressive fascia with all the dials grouped inside the steering wheel. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,714,523. An iconic piece of design by the “Designer of the Century” Giugiaro, epitomizing the wedge shape that would characterize his designs for many years. One-off concept cars in private hands are extremely rare, and functional cars like this one rarer still. They seldom come to the market and are a sure ticket to all concours and car events around the globe. Sold on the phone for a lot of money, but no one was really surprised. Last sold for $1m at a Christie’s auction in 2005 (SCM# 37382). (See profile, p. 68.) © cos, of which this is the more powerful and elegant. Multiple concours winner, with Best of Show at the Maserati Centenary in Turin 2014 as main trophy. Sold mid-estimate. Fair both ways. #11-1972 MASERATI BOOMERANG coupe. S/N 081. Eng. # 902. Silver metallic/glass/dark red leather. Introduced at the Geneva Motor show in 1972. Changed hands several times. First restored in the ’80s, and again at the beginning of this century, when it was made road-usable. Scratches and damaged paintwork around pop-up headlights. Window-surrounds showing age. Rear-view mirror slightly corroded. Large original Giugiaro signature between rear lights. Original interior with cracked leather. TOP 10 No. 1 December 2015 103

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RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI RM Sotheby’s — Motor City A 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ dual-cowl phaeton sold at $853k, and a 1988 Lamborghini LM002 SUV sold at $193k Company RM Sotheby’s Date July 25, 2015 Location Plymouth, MI Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 62/78 Sales rate 79% Sales total $7,402,450 High sale 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ dual-cowl phaeton, sold at $852,500 Buyer’s premium Top seller and only 968 miles on the odometer — 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ dual-cowl phaeton, sold at $852,500 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Pat Campion Market opinions in italics whole story. Yes, this year the three most expensive cars were a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ dual-cowl phaeton, a 1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton and a 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster, sold at $853k, $583k and $506k, respectively. But the top 15 high sales also included a 2005 Ford GT, at $319k, and a 2001 R M Sotheby’s annual Detroit area auction, known as Motor City, is famous as a big-money sale for big Classics, but that isn’t the Plymouth, MI BMW Z8 convertible and 1988 Lamborghini LM002 SUV, both at $193k. The weather was sunny, and the temperature was in the mid- 80s, which is mild for Michigan in July. The 37th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America took place the following Sunday. The concours is considered one of the top judging events in the world. Before moving to the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth five years ago, the event took place at the famous Meadow Brook Hall Mansion in Rochester, MI. There wasn’t much on offer in the way of ground-pounding American muscle, but what was here sold just fine, such as a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible at $204k. The Shelby was reportedly once owned by none other than Carroll himself. There were several cars that would be considered bargains, such as a 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 convertible, which was one of the first cars auctioned and sold, at $27,500, and a 1960 Mercury Monterey convertible in decent condition at $24,750. There were 76 cars consigned and two vin- tage wooden boats. The watercraft — a 1914 Fay & Bowen 26-foot Special Launch and a 1938 Hacker-Craft 28-foot Runabout — failed to find new owners. If they’d reached their high estimates, however, these two additional sales alone would have taken the haul past $8m. The sales rate came through at a solid 79%, 1988 Lamborghini LM002 SUV, sold at $192,500 104 and sold price averaged $119k. These figures line right up with the auction’s performance over the last few years. Totals came to $7.4m — not bad for a one-day auction. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

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RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI ENGLISH #152-1957 DAIMLER CONQUEST drophead coupe. S/N 90550. Yellow/black canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 83,143 km. Nice restoration with great attention to detail. Super rare, with only 56 reportedly ever built. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Has great eye appeal. Pre-selector gearbox. Cond: cream leather. Odo: 36,074 km. Nice recent cosmetic restoration, but pitted chrome throughout. Low miles. Good gaps. Rust-free body. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. A bit of a bidding frenzy. I was thoroughly surprised at this strong price. Great sale for the seller. Great car, too, but the pitted chrome made me wonder what else had been skipped. #105-1972 BMW 2002 2-dr sedan. S/N 2581201. Bright yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 15,036 miles. Nicer older restoration of a small-bumper Roundie. Looks like a nice paint job on a car that needed additional work and detail. Could have used a spruce-up of history, condition and always-desirable tripleblack pushed this past the $140k high estimate. Well bought and well sold into a market that is still rising. 2+. SOLD AT $60,500. Another Conquest sold for $81k in September 2012 at Bonhams Goodwood (SCM# 218581), so maybe this would do better in its native U.K. Quite the unusual orphan car to see on this continent, and worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Seems fair enough for the condition and rarity. GERMAN #180-1963 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 121371. Eng. # 609112. Silver/black leather. Odo: 32,848 km. Nice paint, interior all intact. Great attention to detail in the engine compartment. Chrome has pitting, could have used an update; this is the only reason for the lower condition rating. Had the chrome been updated or rechromed, definitely would have increased #141-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ1341AH60437. Silver/silver hard top/black leather. Odo: 15,500 miles. Showroom condition. Well cared for, low miles. Exterior and interior in great condition. No flaws. Another star of the venue, although I some of the trim and rubber. Nice chrome and engine detail with Webers with velocity stacks and other upgrades. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,500. Not stock, not perfect, not a tii, and one of the first to go through. That didn’t stop it from selling for a top-of-the-market price. Well sold. #158-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D2GA0419747. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 36,772 miles. Well-preserved mid-’80s Mercedes roadster. Could not find any flaws in the paint, interior, undercarriage or engine compartment. Has low miles and the appearance of being might be overusing the term, since there were so many. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $192,500. Always a crowd favorite. This was one fine example of the low-production Z8. RM Sotheby’s put estimate at $175k–$225k, and the price fell smack in the middle. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #142-1988 LAMBORGHINI LM002 SUV. S/N ZA9LU45AXJLA12109. White/ black leather. Odo: 53,000 km. Age and wear starting to show. Cracks in dash. Paint slightly faded. Painted rims looks amateurish. Has the famous V12 Lambo motor. Appears all original. Low production numbers, and few im- the value. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,500. Lots of spectators with this Porsche. A real crowd favorite. Sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2007 for $45k, which we called “very well sold” at the time (SCM# 44099). I think the old owner should be happy with the price. #119-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102612001787. Light blue/ babied its whole life. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,750. The attendees loved this 560, and it always had a crowd around it. Bidding started strong. There were several people in the room who were very interested in it, along with a telephone bidder. Finally hammered out at $32,500 plus commission. Great sale for the seller. #104-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0JB0931KS050487. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 51,419 km. Well-cared-for, low-km 911 Turbo coupe. Nice original flawless paint, interior nice, but discounted due to several interior trim pieces being loose. Seller could have detailed a little better for sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $176,000. Two owners from new, with same family for the past 19 years. Good 106 ported to the U.S. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $192,500. Recent work included full service with new clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder and correct, difficult-to-source Pirelli Scorpion tires. This looked like a well-sorted driver rather than a show car. Well sold, but the market is moving up on these... Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI AMERICAN #137-1930 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 185699. Dark blue/ tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 1,682 miles. Recent freshening by RM Restorations. Excellent paint. Nice interior. Several pieces of chrome could have used updating. Good en- one can get past the paint scheme, it is a very presentable motorcar. No reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. From the collection of Howard and Norma Weaver. The bidding was weak and came up short of the $80k low estimate. The color scheme will always be polarizing, but not a bad price for an open-air Full Classic. #116-1932 BUICK SERIES 90 roadster. S/N 2631327. Red/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 85 miles. Well documented and well cared for. Excellent condition all around. Great attention to detail, no expense spared. Very few flaws by the visual eye. One of the nicer pre-war cars to go through the auction. gine detail. Formerly in the Harold Crosby, Craven Foundation and Jim Miller Collections. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $308,000. There were several bidders on this, bumping the price up to the $300k low estimate. The buyer got a well-known car at fair price. Well bought and sold. #173-1931 CHRYSLER CG IMPERIAL dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 7801805. Eng. # CG2002. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 1,233 miles. Great attention to detail. Another star of the venue. Great color combination. Ultra-wide whitewall tires with chrome rims. Engine starts right up and has no issues. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. Went through early before a large crowd. Typical bidding frenzy at the start, due to the larger crowd. Last seen at Gooding’s 2010 Amelia Island sale, where it sold for $123k (SCM# 159760). Well bought and sold today, near the $180k high estimate. #138-1933 PACKARD TWELVE Indi- vidual Custom Sport Phaeton. S/N 901471. Eng. # 901473. Silver/gray leather. miles. Recreation coachwork by Fran Roxas. Best in Class winner at Pebble Beach. Simply pristine. Has a rumble seat. One of the stars of the Very few flaws. Pristine condition. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $148,500. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that this car sold in 1998 at a Kruse auction for $111k (SCM# 14385). Fairly sold today, but well bought, far under the $180k–$200k pre-sale estimate. #163-1931 LASALLE 345A tourer. S/N 900216. Silver & purple/black canvas/silver leather. Odo: 541 miles. Very well-done restoration. Great attention to detail. Nice paint, interior and chrome. Engine well detailed. If The details were tended to only in the cosmetic issues, for quick eye appeal. Has the V12 engine and rumble seat. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $137,500. Said to be one of 45 built. Great styling, drop top and V12. Last sold for $124k at RM Scottsdale 2012 (SCM# 194334); before that, it sold for $238k at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2006 (SCM# 40290). This price, somewhere in the middle, seems fair. Well bought and sold. TOP 10 No. 8 venue. Ultra-wide whitewall tires. High attention to detail. The styling of this 1930s Packard is stunning. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $583,000. Star of the auction, utterly appealing, and started a bidding frenzy. Auctioneer had a tough time keeping track of all of the bids, which slowed down at the $500k mark. Well bought and sold. #121-1934 AUBURN TWELVE Salon Boattail Speedster. S/N 192. Eng. # BB2317U. Maroon & red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 7,349 miles. Very well-documented past concours-winner. Prior museum car. Pristine condition and great attention to detail. Stun- 108 came to see. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $852,500. Bidding started a bit frantically, with numerous online and telephone bidders. As the bid- Sports Car Market #156-1935 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 2592. Eng. # J62. Cobalt blue & khaki/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 968 miles. One of the standouts of the auction. Could have been a 1-, except for some minor details with the trim and rubber. Has the chrome spoke rims, with whitewall tires. This is the one that people ning. Formerly owned by Harrahs. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $506,000. Went through midday with a heavy crowd. Bidding frenzy from the floor, telephone and Internet. Once the price reached the $400k range, bidding slowed a bit, and topped out at the high end of pre-sale estimate. Well bought and sold. #120-1934 LINCOLN MODEL KB rum- ble-seat roadster. S/N KB3514. Tan/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 2,313 miles. Nice paint, interior and chrome. However, the window wipers were missing on both sides, and old collected debris is noticeable in the window cavity. Appears to have been restored, and the restorer did not pay attention to detail.

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RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI ding price increased, it was down to several in the audience and a few online bidders. Great buy, great investment, just over the $850k low estimate. Previously offered at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January 2015, not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 258374). #139-1939 LASALLE SERIES 50 con- vertible. S/N 2297816. Dark brown/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 82,849 miles. Nice overall restoration. High attention to detail. Nice brightwork, interior updated. The passenger’s side paint appears to have been #113-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II 2-dr hard top. S/N C56C2255. White/red & white leather. Odo: 48,760 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent recent restoration with excellent attention to detail. Great color scheme with white exterior, bright red leather interior. Very few noticeable flaws. Has and an Internet bidder driving the price. Fair sale. #175-1951 FRAZER MANHATTAN 4-dr convertible. S/N F516001002. Yellow/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 66,000 miles. 226-ci I6, 2-bbl, auto. Older restoration. Believed to be original 66,000 miles. Reportedly owned by the manufacturer, Henry Kaiser, but not documented. Low production number, #2 burned by a buffer and not repaired. Could have easily been a solid #2 with a paint repair. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. A bit lower than expected, but not bad. The potential repaint may have hurt this sale, although the new owner has room to make it right. #125-1940 CADILLAC SERIES 60 Spe- cial sedan. S/N 6322448. Medium blue/gray velour. Odo: 93,713 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Nice older restoration, starting to show its age. A bit weathered in several areas. Appears generally original. Not a really sexy car, of 131 built. Looks great from 20 feet, but could use a spruce-up. Interior all intact and nice, with no issues. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. In nice shape, considering what a weird old car it is. Rare, but that doesn’t make it desirable. Sold last year at RM Hershey for $41k (SCM# 256159), which makes this seem strong. #153-1955 CHRYSLER C-300 coupe. S/N 3N552082. Cream/cream leather. Odo: 36,417 miles. 331-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Nice restoration, could use a spruce-up on several trim pieces. Interior very nice. Nice color combination, with cream white exterior, beige leather interior. Has real eye appeal, with the a/c. Pretty low miles, reportedly original. Nice ultra-wide whitewalls. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,500. Went through earlier in the day. Several bidders were interested in this one, including a few on the phones and online, which showed in the price. Great sale, just under the $65k high estimate. Sold here two years ago for $44k (SCM# 227539). #165-1957 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL Lancer Super D-500 2-dr hard top. S/N 37275779. Blue & white/blue & white cloth. Odo: 42,800 miles. 325-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Older restoration starting to show its age. Very nice medium blue paint with metal flake. Interior all intact; great attention to detail in the restoration. Some chrome pitted, hence the condition rat- BEST BUY but it is a Caddy. Nice whitewalls. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,250. Not much interest, despite the larger midday crowd. With a little elbow grease, it may have done better. Well sold at the $40k low estimate. #145-1950 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 506244280. French Gray/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 27,294 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice-looking car overall, and nice restoration. Great color combination. Several issues with the mechanicals; passenger’s door hard to open, several other minor issues. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $82,500. If the new owner makes a few subtle repairs, the condition rating should improve. Bidding started strong, with several telephone bidders 110 chrome wire rims, and ultra-wide whitewall tires. Has the Hemi engine, with twin carbs, racing cam and solid lifters. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. Great sale both ways, and I have a feeling this is a great investment. These C300s may not have found their own yet. A lot of car for the money. Sports Car Market ing. Factory a/c. From the collection of Howard and Norma Weaver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,500. One of the most desirable 1950s Mopars, equipped with high-output V8 with dual-quad carbs. The paint combination made this one stand out, and it received a lot of attention in the car corral, but it sold well under the $75k–$90k pre-sale estimate. Very well bought. #144-1958 BUICK LIMITED convertible. S/N SE4012620. Medium blue/white

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI Online sales of contemporary cars 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 coupe vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 62,144 miles. 364-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. From the collection of Dick and Linda Kughn. Very nice restoration. Nice paint, interior and chrome. Great attention to detail. Appealing color combination, and it’s a convertible. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. Said to be one of 20 known survivors out of 839 built. By the time bidding started on this one, the crowd was a bit sparse, compared to an hour earlier. Fairly sold, well bought. #174-1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- Date sold: 09/30/2015 eBay auction ID: 252093820814 Seller’s eBay ID: bentleylamborghinigoldcoast Sale type: Used car with 2,850 miles VIN: ZHWUR1ZD7ELA02881 Details: Nero Aldebaran over red/black leather; 6.5L V12 rated at 691 hp and 508 lb-ft, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $439,995, Buy It Now, sf 120 MSRP: $397,500 (base) Other current offering: Maserati of Arlington in Arlington, VA, offering a 2014 Aventador LP700-4 in Grigio Estoque Metallic over Nero Ade leather, with 2,186 miles, for $419,985. 2014 Jaguar XJ-R LWB in great shape with power bench seat. Nice styling, real eye-catcher. Includes original build sheet. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $90,750. Poor paint didn’t seem to hamper interest in this Resale Red museum car. Well sold. Date sold: 10/04/2015 eBay auction ID: 161836566494 Seller’s eBay ID: edzacharyfunmachines Sale type: Used car with 19,495 miles VIN: SAJWA2EK7EMV64324 Details: White over Duotone Jet/Red leather; 5.0-L V8 rated at 550 hp and 502 lb-ft, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $55,100, 8 bids, sf 103 MSRP: $119,000 (base) Other current offering: Imperial Motors Jaguar of Lake Bluff in Lake Bluff, IL, asking $84,995 for a 6,605-mile 2014 XJ-R LWB in gray over red leather. 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder nation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $121,000. Another crowd-pleaser that generated lots of interest. Bidding started strong and finished right in the middle of the $110k–$130k presale estimate. Great sale both ways. Date sold: 09/28/2015 eBay auction ID: 391259385647 Seller’s eBay ID: carsales999 Sale type: Used car with 595 miles VIN: WP0CA2A13FS800561 Details: White over Onyx Black leather; 4.6-L V8 and two permanent magnet AC synchronous motors rated at 887 hp and 944 lb-ft, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $1,878,600, Buy It Now, sf 246 MSRP: $929,000 (base) Other current offering: Marshall Goldman Motor Sales in Warrensville, OH, offering a 2015 918 Spyder with the Weissach package in white and Martini Racing wrap over Onyx Black leather, with 188 miles, for $1,898,900. ♦ 112 #107-1961 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 convertible. S/N 615L09303. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 57,819 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Has nice paint, newer restoration. Great brightwork, really improves the look. Interior has numerous issues that bring down the overall condition. Not a real common car to find at auction, but as a convertible, has great appeal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,750. Went through early on in the day. Not a whole lot of action. Auctioneer squeezed the bidding just past $30k. May not have been the right #134-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convert- ible. S/N 8313197153. Bright red/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 88,257 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Nice restoration. Nice paint and interior. Only 337 convertibles built. High-end leather interior. Great color combi- prior to Dick and Linda Kughn, being Carroll Shelby himself. If one were to own a Shelby Mustang, this would be a great example. One of the stars of the show, and this was not a muscle car venue. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $203,500. Bidding started strong and worked its way up far past the $100k mark. Several strong Internet and telephone bidders inched the bidding up and pushed it over the $200k mark. Great sale for seller and buyer. #131-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90555Y400095. Red/black leather. Odo: 369 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Showroom-new condition. Only reason for a 1- is due to poor detailing prior to auction. No other flaws with this beauty. Bright red exterior with white stripes is a great combination. Real eye vertible. S/N 59F127640. Red/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 556 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer paint has blemishes. Poor paint job. Has newer rechromed brightwork. Interior venue for this one. Great buy, great investment. #132-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR convert- ible. S/N 8T03R19922302334. Medium blue/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 90,194 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Really nice restoration. Could not find any significant issues, with the exception of several of the interior pieces showing their age, but this fits with the originality. Cannot get any better than this combination, with the medium blue and white top. Several celebrities have owned this Mustang over the years, and one of the last owners, catcher. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $319,000. One of the stars of the auction, which is saying a lot for this auction, better known for Duesenbergs, Auburns and Packards. 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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. The Silverstone Classic The buyer of the $343k Cooper Monaco wheeled it straight out of the auction room for scrutineering Company Silverstone Auctions Date July 23–26, 2015 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 86/123 Sales rate 70% Sales total $7,753,105 High sale 1959 Cooper Monaco T49 Mk I racer, sold at $342,548 1959 Cooper Monaco T49 Mk I racer, sold at $342,548 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T here’s no such thing as the impossible. The high sale — and high moment — of Silverstone’s visit to Northamptonshire during the Silverstone Classic was when the buyer of the $343k Cooper Monaco wheeled it straight out of the auction room downstairs for scrutineering for Sunday’s race. That was in a separate competition car sale on Thursday night, preceding the double-header sale of classics riding on the back of the 25th anniversary running of the Silverstone Classic. Its signature feature is a Group C race that goes on into dusk as bands play. This year the headlining act was the venerable Status Quo, a national institution older than a lot of the cars racing. Two days means a double-ended catalog: lot numbers starting 500 are Saturday cars, while those in the 800s sold on Sunday. And it does mean a whole lot more hassle for the auction company, which has to spring its clients through gate security at this very busy race festival and get them to the Wing building sale venue on the other side of the circuit. This year they shuttled passengers though the infield in two stylish vintage Bedford buses. Still, it was all worth it, with a $7.8m overall result. Some of the stand- Northamptonshire, U.K. outs were more recent classics, such as a 1989 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S at $246k and a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution at $157k, over its $117k estimate. $249k was big money for a Porsche 930, but it was a last-gasp 1989 LE. Almost as much was available for a restored 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL, at $237k against a $200k estimate. Of the six W113 Pagodas entered, all on Saturday, five sold; the nicest, a 230SL manual, sold in a post-auction deal for a strong-but-correct $155k. Given the prices of real RS 2.7 Carreras, the RHD U.K.-market 1989 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S coupe, sold at $245,932 114 replica in the room looked like a good value at $158k against an upper estimate of “only” $140k. It had been raced but was presented here in tidy road form. One of the best Ford Army jeeps I’ve seen sold for more than 50% over its estimate at $57k — but then it was spot-on with all matching components and period accessories down to the heavy-duty tow-rope, having been restored by the president of a GPW owners’ club in the U.S. before import to the U.K. in 2012. And though the rest of the competition cars struggled a little on Thursday night, an ex-Gordon Spice 1979 Ford Capri Group 1 racer did well to fetch $144k. ♦ $7.5m $6m $4.5m $3m $1.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 Sales Totals Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.64)

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. ENGLISH #529-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 SE road- ster. S/N S675083. Eng. # F22768S. White/ blue leather. Odo: 34,845 miles. Star car of the sale, displayed right in front of the rostrum. Door fit good, even paint, newish leather following restoration in 2009. Further refresh with new paint and chrome in 2012. JaguarDaimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Cond: 2-. #820-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN6 roadster. S/N BN6L4632. Blue/buff vinyl. Odo: 8,438 miles. Export car refreshingly not converted to RHD but obviously fairly recently restored. Door fit good for a Healey, very shiny paint with a couple of chips on rockers. Chassis rails dead straight and just as shiny under as up top. Decent chrome, some of it repro. New seat vinyl matches original door cards. With overdrive, and shiny chrome wires are an improvement on the original SOLD AT $154,586. High bid just scraped the low estimate, so it’s not looking expensive here. Nor did it when it was bought for $121k, which we thought was a good deal, at RM Monterey, August of 2014 (SCM# 245016). Apparently only being sold because the owner has been offered an aluminum 120. Well bought again. #535-1957 JAGUAR XK-SS replica con- vertible. S/N P1R431038W. Eng. # 7R389119. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 72 miles. The 10th of nine Lynx XK-SSs, recently built (2015) and registered in Germany. Identity and motor from a ’69 SII E-type sourced in the U.S., triple 45s, Getrag 5-speed. Beautifully crafted from aluminum, almost identical to the real thing and like new—and lots of stonk when I drove it a couple of months ago. With 12-month Lynx warranty, steels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,145. Bought September 2013 at RM London less than 1,000 miles ago for $59,322, having been offered at no reserve from the Dutch Maat Collection (SCM# 227680), although LHD and mph speedo means its first home was probably the U.S. At that time I thought it was good money for a 100-6, which is the slowest and least loved of all the big Healeys, and the same holds true today. #810-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N S827210. Blue/black cloth/buff leather. RHD. Older restoration and still shiny, leather and carpets still look newish. Door fit pretty good for an XK. Whitewalls sorta pre- ings available by separate negotiation. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $342,548. High-water mark of the sale in more ways than one. Justin Maeers decided that he’d like to race it, bought it a little over estimate (but he had to have it, right?), wheeled it straight out to scrutineering and raced it on the Sunday. Sadly the gearbox broke, but full marks for style. Price looks a little high by the numbers, as CM1 just sold at Quail Lodge for $308k, but given that it was on the button and will be welcomed at historic meets all over the world, the buyer should be comfortable. #830-1962 MGA 1600 roadster. S/N GHN2108076. Blue/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 92,107 miles. Very late Mk II, repainted, retrimmed in a shiny and bright resto that included new top and repro chrome. Now almost concours level, with alternator. Rocker fit pretty good, door fit a little off on the right side. Wears Mk I-type grille, which is more elegant than inset Mk II, and Mk I taillights. Small Moto-Lita wheel. Not U.K. registered, and TÜV runs until Feb 2017. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $303,399. Buoyed by Bonhams’ sale of the Skipworth Lynx XK-SS at £385k ($624k) in September 2014 (SCM# 256037), a dealer has been asking £275k ($417k) for this. But there’s a potential problem. The U.K. car and driver licensing authority has been clamping down on “old” cars that aren’t. As this is mostly new, it will probably be issued a new registration number or even the dreaded Q plate, with its kit-car connotations. As that’s a giveaway that it’s a copy, that renders it almost unsaleable in the U.K. and no doubt suppressed bids. 116 pare you gently for the bad news: It’s an auto... Cond: 2. SOLD AT $136,529. Successful high bid at the top end of the estimate range, even as an auto, which doesn’t leave anything in it for retail. Well sold. #214-1959 COOPER MONACO Mk I racer. S/N CM259. Black/black vinyl. RHD. In good order and a well-known racer, the prototype T49. Essentially a Cooper GP car with widely spaced chassis tubes, doors and a windscreen. Has won trophies here at Silverstone and at the Goodwood Revival (fastest lap in its race there in 2007). Winner of three sports car championships with two owners. Wheels, driveshafts, etc. included. Spare 2-liter Climax FPF engine and set of gearbox cas- but NOVA notification done. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,309. On Romanian plates in catalog pictures, though windscreen sticker implies it could have been restored in Germany. From quoted chassis number, looks like it was originally right-hand drive. Sold near top estimate, which is good going for a pushrod A in this climate. #805-1964 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 861616. Eng. # RA61329. Carmen Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 43,923 miles. U.K.-market car, supported by Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Shiny new paint in original color, but it has all the hallmarks of a quick blow-over with some blemishes and bubbles on front clamshell. Spot-weld dimples still visible under rear pan, though. Microblistered bumper chrome. Newish leather, again in original color, going Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,065. The right money for a good, restored 4A, and one could tone it down a bit without too much expense, though all that bling might help at retail time. #841-1968 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1R7149. Silver/red cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 21,299 miles. Shiny, even paint. Right-hand-drive converted during restoration, but it got the triple SUs, too, instead of the federal twin Stromberg setup. Like-new un- slightly baggy, smallish Moto-Lita wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $68,265. Price with premium was just on the lower estimate. I’d say fair price for a driver-quality coupe in this condition. #823-1966 JAGUAR MK 2 3.8 saloon. S/N 234582DN. Black/red leather. Odo: 13,310 miles. Solid underneath and dead straight down the side, in the worst color to hide it if it isn’t. Good door fit, paint and chrome. Moto-Lita wheel, beautifully patinated original leather, good timber. With 190 hp to 204. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,472. Sold just near the bottom estimate and looks much cheaper than a Seven or even an Elise S2 with comparable power. So I’ll call this well bought. FRENCH #503-1997 RENAULT SPORT SPIDER derneath, though, spot-weld dimples under rear pan have been smoothed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $147,559. Sold at the high end of estimate range. Series IIs don’t quite have the elegance of the purest SI, but they’re better to drive and live with, and values are slowly catching up. #540-1970 LOTUS ELAN S4 SE con- vertible. S/N 369647. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 78,361 miles. Restored on a powdercoated Spyder chassis in 1990. Body decent with no star chips, crazing, sink marks in the (recent) paint or scrapes in the door shuts, indicating they have dropped (a common Elan quirk), but dash lacquer is cracked. K&N filter instead of original airbox, and modern radia- power steering. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,673. Off the road since 2000 and dry stored. Manual with overdrive is the best spec, and it’s in a great color on wires. So no wonder this was a popular lot, selling well over the £22k ($33k) top estimate. #838-1967 TRIUMPH TR4A convertible. S/N CTCT78250. Red/buff leather. RHD. Odo: 8,334 miles. Roadster with surrey top. Typical resto where the owner goes a bit far, though he did start with a new chassis, and door fit is very good for Michelotti/Karmann TR. High-backed seats look too modern for it, Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,376. One of 60 RHD models, two keepers in Ireland but not registered in the U.K. until 2013. Silverstone seems to bring one of these in this color to every sale, and here knocked it out for the same reliable and consistent money. This one went for $33,079 in June (SCM# 265626). GERMAN tor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,160. Now, it’s bizarre, but I’ve been present when a dealer has refused to take in a beautifully restored Elan on the grounds that it hadn’t had a chassis replacement... but a Spyder chassis always seems to knock the value a little. Either way, it’s about on the money here, sold at the high end of the realistic estimate range for a car missing its original air trunking and chassis. though leather is new. Motor has been dressed with various sparkly bits and very shiny walnut dash and wood-rim wheel are a bit much. 118 #537-1997 CATERHAM 21 convertible. S/N SDKRDCAR8V0040043. Orange/black leather. RHD. Odo: 61,615 miles. The 21 was Caterham’s brief attempt to take the Seven upmarket with a slip-over fiberglass body. This was the original press test car, one of 48 built. Very tidy, no chips or scuffs, leather only lightly worn, which isn’t what you’d expect from the mileage. Motor hopped from original Sports Car Market #530-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104109510499. Silver/red leather. Odo: 52,492 miles. Restored like a new pin with plump new leather. Sharp body and paint, door fit excellent, all linkages under hood properly plated, still on original-type Solexes. With hard top. Chassis number is roadster. S/N VMKAF0HP516043896. Eng. # C00050. Yellow/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,290 miles. U.K.-spec spider with windscreen. No scuffs or scrapes, seat vinyl unworn, though driver’s outer bolster is a little shiny. Digi odo but catalog states 3,290 miles.

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. confusing, should start 121042 for a convertible as claimed here, or 121040 for a hard-top coupe—not that it makes any difference to value. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $158,099. Original delivery to California. Being sold by a dealer who likes to keep his stock moving. Let go a little lighter than he’d hoped but still in the ballpark for a well-restored 190. Whether they started as convertibles or hard-top coupes, almost all cars have both tops now, so values are equal. #834-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104220024393. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 14,357 miles. Rarer righthand-drive roadster, sympathetically restored and repainted. Lovely original patinated interior, original Becker Europa. Motor in correct factory finishes, still with original Solexes instead of common Weber conversion. No mention of hard top, but it had one in 2007. #506-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304310000772. Eng. # 12998210000514. White/blue cloth/blue vinyl. Odo: 79,652 miles. Thick, cracking repaint reminds me of a battered fairground ride, though headlight swages are still there. Repro carpets, edge trims a bit tatty. Painted instead of cadmium-plated linkages under hood. MB- been completed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $79,049. From the same dealer as the silver 190SL—probably channelling them down the auction route as his usual fare is older Royces and Bentleys. I just drove a really nice one of these with fantastic history that was asking £130k (about $200k—almost the preserve of the cabrio version), so less than half that looks like a deal, top bid not quite reaching the lower estimate. #520-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 convertible. S/N 11102612004331. Dark blue/beige cloth/beige leather. Odo: 40,846 km. Chopped coupe, in fair order but doesn’t leap out at you. Leather unworn, dash-top timber okay, soft top in good shape. NOVA com- Tex wearing well, as usual, and dash looks very original. Hard and soft tops, as usual. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $53,463. 250 is the rarest “Pagoda,” made only 1967–68. Though it’s apparently had lots of mechanical works in recent years, this one did not look loved, as reflected in the lowish price. #508-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304422007371. White/ blue steel/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 55,511 miles. Restored, quite a lot of patching in the floor, door fit good, motor is tatty, decent seat Cond: 2. SOLD AT $237,148. Very strong money, exceeding the price of the shinily restored silver car sold on Saturday (Lot 530, $158k). The lovely interior must have swung it. Pre-restoration, it sold for $39,687 at Bonhams Beaulieu in September 2007 (SCM# 46796). #527-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304220008822. Eng. # 12798120007321. Gold/black steel/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 82,243 miles. Run away! Older restoration, lots of weld repairs in rockers, rear chassis legs and inside rear arches, panel gaps variable following fender and rocker change in 1988, inner headlight swages pleted but not U.K. registered. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $108,913. German-market car probably chopped there in the ’80s and has resided all over Europe since, latterly in the Netherlands. Slightly shabby condition kept the price of this one down to regular coupe levels. #523-1972 BMW 3.0 CSL 2-dr sedan. S/N 2285009. Taiga Green/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 64,000 miles. Restored 2010 with lots of new panels, now rot-free, inner front fenders excellent. Original seat velour slightly baggy but not worn. Aftermar- vinyl, original Motorola. Eighteen stamps in service book appear to confirm mileage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $117,696. Nicest of the W113s to sell. Well bought and sold, smack in the middle of the pre-sale estimate range. BEST BUY #531-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102622003805. Metallic green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 11,755 miles. Original leather nicely worn in, good chrome and new paint. From Australia, which helps explain the allaround good, rot-free condition. Dash-top timber in good shape, motor tidy. Unregistered, but NOVA (notification of vehicle arrival) has obliterated. Javelin radio with knobs missing. Chrome, some of it repro, mostly okay apart from pickled trunk-lid plinth. Seat vinyl newer and doing well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $57,970. As Pagodas sell more on condition rather than exact model or transmission, feels right in today’s market, but you’d save in the long run by spending $30k more on a much nicer example. 120 ket steering wheel fitted, original comes with car. Motor concours-level, sits on right tire profile. Just lovely. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $91,346. Ninth of 500 RHD cars, sold a smidge under where expected. Why aren’t these worth as much as an RS 2.7? #513-1972 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9112301202. White/black velour & leather. Odo: 64,644 km. Oil flap car, excellent and restored to original spec by Autofarm. New velour and leather, sits right on correct XWXs. Motor (now with later pressure-fed cam-chain tensioners) dry underneath, new exhaust heat exchangers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $207,285. Italian-supplied car, then in France, into the U.K. in 1997. On the money for such a correct Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. #542-1977 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.0 coupe. S/N 91176001052. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 100,952 miles. In good order, suspension lightly dropped and with front strut brace. Has had some work in rockers, but they all should have at this age, and not hit in the front. No stone chips, but a few small bubbles in repaint. Perforated leather lightly creased, and proper example sold in the British market. #507-1973 PORSCHE 911 RS 2.7 replica coupe. S/N 9113200938. Eng. # 6641448. White/black velour. RHD. Odo: 15,432 miles. Well-done RS 2.7 clone built in 1985 using a ’73 F-series E and ’74 Carrera MFI motor, now displacing 2.8 liters. Restored 1998, just taking on a little patina. Half roll cages, seat velour hardly worn, 150-mph speedo. Cond: motor in “used” order. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $61,483. This would be strong money for a 3.2 Carrera, which is the better car, as this has the unloved K-Jetronic injection (CIS), but if it was an MFI ’74 or ’75 Carrera, we’d be talking three times this much, so perhaps it happily occupies the middle ground. 2-. SOLD AT $158,099. Originally supplied to Ireland, so always RHD, and raced once it became an RS. When the real thing was cheaper, decent clones were worth a little less than half. Now they’re about a quarter of the price of an original, but this one worked out nearer 20% or less. If you actually want the RS driving experience instead of having to wrap your million-dollar investment in cotton wool, this makes sense. #812-1973 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N 9113510785. Brown/beige velour & tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 70,085 miles. Repainted, original interior going a bit baggy. Evidently well looked after with new exhausts and heat exchangers, and new Nylocs under the motor. Catalog bravely tries to talk up the Sportomatic as a virtue, but I don’t know anyone who likes them except Ro80 drivers. Cond: 3. #516-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9309700366. Eng. # 6790389. White/tritone leather. RHD. Odo: 74,639 miles. Garish early Turbo—but very period with M42 option Martini stripes. Rockers pretty sharp, motor oily underneath, tri-tone interior wearing well, with leather just lightly creased and glovebox Moonstone/gray velour. Odo: 112,000 km. First-gen Sierra Cossie in good stock order. Seat velour lightly baggy but not worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,742. These looked very collectible for a time but appear to have flattened out a bit, though they’re still worth a bit more than the Escort Cosworth (on basically the same floorpan) that replaced them. #544-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZKS000520. Red/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 68,583 miles. Rockers, etc., all sharp. Some small stone chips in front but not extensively painted, as original paintcode sticker is still under the front hood. Mo- tor dry underneath with new oil pipes. Exhaust and exchangers good. Leather used, stitching coming apart on steering wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $117,696. Sold over estimate but on the money for a 5-speed Turbo going by recent sales, many of them in the past 12 months by Silverstone. #521-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo LE coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZKS000692. White/ white leather. RHD. Odo: 30,670 miles. One of last 50 Turbos built, in very sharp original condition. Options include LSD, heated front seats, sunroof and short gearshift. Old MoTs re-covered. Eleven stamps in service book appear to confirm mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $115,939. On the money for an early Turbo. These have been fairly static this past year while the earlier cars run away and the later SC and 3.2 Carrera continue to harden. So this one’s looking something of a bargain. #547-1986 FORD SIERRA Cosworth hatchback. S/N WF0EXXGBBEGB43616. and 18 service stamps confirm lowish mileage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $249,445. Sold for around twice what the early Martini-striped 3.3 went for (Lot 516), but it’s the last of the line and in much sharper condition. Priced right. #848-1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E SOLD AT $83,624. In the current climate, this doesn’t look like much for a small-bumper Porsche, even if it is a Targa, which I now appear to be alone in disliking. Values have caught up with the coupes. Given that the Sportomatic isn’t popular, it sold about right, but it’s all the owner was looking for from a car with less-than-ideal spec and color. 122 Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. 2.5-16 Evolution II sedan. S/N WDB2010361F735498. Black/black leather. Odo: 38,803 km. Number 28. Tidy, unscuffed and original with just a few stone chips up front. Leather holding up well, front seats lightly worn on outer seat bolsters. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $157,221. Not as overtly sporty as the rival E30 M3, though they do like to rev, and the short-stroke Evo II even more so. With just 502 built, it’s the most collectible, as evidenced by the high price paid here, $40k over the top estimate. Hard to find, which promoted a bidding battle to own it. #811-1995 FORD ESCORT RS Cosworth hatchback. S/N WF0BXXGKABRP90849. Blue/gray velour. Odo: 93,168 km. YBT Cossie in good standard and unscuffed order, with full service history and recent cam belt. Should be no stories. All the service stamps are from Swiss specialist garage, so let’s assume it’s led most of its life AMERICAN #549-1942 FORD GPW military jeep. S/N 50472. Eng. # 50472. Olive drab/khaki canvas/khaki canvas. Odo: 4,018 miles. 2,199cc I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Good refurbed order and all Ford components throughout (channel front crossmember). No chassis plate on the dash, new repro speedo. All accessories present and correct, including heavy-duty tow-rope. Cond: there. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,234. Sold a little behind the lower estimate and looks vaguely cheap for a clean, standard car that likely has never seen paint. This is the sort of money the unsold example at Bonhams Oxford in June (SCM# 266106) should have made. ITALIAN #533-1989 DETOMASO PANTERA GT5-S coupe. S/N 874LTHPNHM09534. Eng. # 35107505. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 39,238 miles. Said to be one of only 17 RHD U.K.-market cars. Sharp body and paint, lightly worn and creased leather. Motor hopped up, but exact spec and internals un- 2. SOLD AT $57,092. Doubled the lower estimate figure (which looked a fair price) and must be the most expensive WWII jeep sold at auction in the U.K. All being from one manufacturer helps, of course (post-WWII, many were rebuilt and their components got mixed up, so a “pure” one is what collectors like). If it had been all Willys, it may have gotten even more. Very well sold. #808-1968 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 8T03J125956. Eng. # C8OE60154. Acapulco Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 86,000 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rare RHD Mustang, said to have been dealerconverted early in its life, but there are plenty of outfits offering the same job today. Properly done with the shifter changed to RHD too. (I drove another RHD ’68 ragtop where the de- specified. Mechanical oil-pressure gauge replaces original clock. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $245,932. Very strong money for one of these, no doubt stepping into the slot vacated by 25th Anniversary Countach, which suddenly shot up two years ago. Sold well over top estimate of £120k ($180k). December 2015 tent button was on the side opposite to your thumb.) Shiny paint, decent vinyl and top, shame about the big alloys, but easy to change. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,252. In the U.K. from new—and RHD probably makes it unsaleable anywhere except the U.K., Japan and Australia. It is a bit disconcerting driving a Mustang from the wrong side. Anyway... this would be fair money for a ’65 in the U.K., so a ’68 is doing well to get the same. Slightly well sold. © 123

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Worldwide Auctioneers — The Auburn Auction A $1.3m 1965 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake led the charge to $4.9m in overall sales Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date September 5, 2015 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 45/61 Sales rate 74% Sales total $4,892,100 High sale 1965 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake, sold at at $1,300,000 Buyer’s premium The first of four Dragonsnakes — 1965 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake roadster, sold at $1,300,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics I t’s not the largest auction conducted during the Labor Day Weekend Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival — it’s actually the smallest — yet Worldwide has established their boutique sale as an upscale respite during this activity-filled weekend. In fact, Worldwide scaled things back a bit this year, from approximately 80 automotive lots to 61. This was due to space constraints inside the host venue, rather than a lack of consignments. Granted, this is a catalog auction where the Auburn, IN cars stay planted in one spot, but with 80 cars inside the National Automobile and Truck Museum, things were getting packed in pretty tight. Having 60 gave breathing room to inspect the cars and conduct business. With the usual 6 p.m. start on Saturday evening, it was also a blessing to have things done and over before 9:30 p.m., rather than pushing up to and beyond midnight, as in years past. To their credit, Worldwide made key provenance verification documentation available online before the auction on several lots. Even with fewer cars, the results were pretty much on par with e last few years at this venue. n all was said and done, the official results showed 45 sales and $4.8m in the kitty. This included four post- block sales that significantly helped, including what became the top sale of the weekend: the 1965 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake, the only car to surpass a million bucks, at $1.3m. For on-the-hammer sales on Saturday 1933 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Victoria, sold at $324,500 124 night, a 1933 Lincoln Model KB Brunn-bodied Convertible Victoria was the top dog at $325k. That sale underscored the traditional market for this event, CCCA Full Classics. Classics did well enough here, but muscle and performance also brought commanding prices, with the Dragonsnake leading the charge. ♦ Sales Totals $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ENGLISH #44-1961 MGA roadster. S/N GHNL93248. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 83,018 miles. Pretty decent old repaint, but they masked off the old dry-rotted rubber. Older selective replating and good original bumpers. Wears access decals for 1965–67 Redstone Arsenal and GE Evendale plant. Decent door and panel fit. Good older replacement interior. Optional transistorized AM GERMAN #41-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 cab- riolet A. S/N 1870120159052. Dark green/ green cloth/green leather. Odo: 81,054 km. Sold new in West Germany. Before the car was imported, the engine was swapped out with a factory reconditioned one. Consignor toured Europe in it in 1964. Something about it seems to be fussy; hood was open, with auction technical staff working on it much of the time. At least things look to be in order and basically clean. Original paint or a very old, very good repaint. Occasional light paint cracks. Good original chrome. Original seats sorbed enough over-the-top concours lawn ornament restorations, generally original examples may still have some money left on the table. Granted, this one is getting a bit shabby around the edges, but with some non-invasive nip-and-tuck, it should do well in the future. Better yet, just enjoy it, maintain it and cosmetically touch it up as you go, and it should be a good long-term buy. #5-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE con- vertible. S/N 11202312003042. Light gray/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 55,579 miles. Virginia-assigned VIN tag, reusing original chassis serial number. Cosmetic restoration completed earlier this year. Good trim-off repaint with some overspray on chassis. New brake lines and electric fuel pump. Bumpers and more obvious trim replated; rest is original and shows some scuffing. Excellent door radio. Light staining on padded dash and interior body padding. Not too spectacular under the hood, cleaned up, but will take a lot to detail. Older replacement bias-ply tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. The same consignor who had the ’52 Mercedes 220 Cab A (Lot 41) also owned this car, and for almost as long, having bought it in 1965. However, this one brought a more attainable and realistic price. #42-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L31563. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 16,533 miles. Claimed actual miles and entirely original aside from fluids, battery and period replacement tires. Consigned by second owner, who bought it in 1985 from first, who purchased it in Muncie, IN. Splendid, mostly original paint with some blending on a few panels. Factory inspection marks in crayon in door jambs; original dealer’s decal on deck lid. Original finishes under the hood. Cleaned- have dye loss and wrinkling, but are still serviceable. Comes with the original fitted luggage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $134,750. During this time, the 220 convertibles were offered in two configurations: with a single-row benchseat, as a two/three-passenger Cabriolet A, or with front and rear seats as a four-passenger Cabriolet B. This is one of the 1,167 Cab As. Not really a well-preserved Survivor-style example, but better than one left to rot. With the reserve lifted at $120k, nobody on either end of this deal has anything to complain about. #11-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210014683. Gray beige/gray beige hard top/turquoise leather. Odo: 53,470 miles. Retains most documentation since it was sold new in Indiana. Good older repaint presents well; weak masking on hard top. No mention of soft top. Older bumper rechrome; brightwork presentable at worst. Good door and panel fit. Front suspension sits low. Modern radial tires. All-original interior with more patina than wear. Dashpad buckling and coming loose on the ends. Original Becker up motor. General fit and finish in there shows why England is no longer the epicenter of modern automotive production. Interior in splendid shape. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $92,950. While this Healey is a good reference for how they were originally built, I don’t think a lot of today’s top-end Healey buyers appreciate poor body gasket fit and sloppy paint under the hood in the way the Corvette restoration community does. Then again, this was hotly contested from the word go on the auction block, so maybe there’s pent-up demand for a template restoration Healey. At least it wasn’t fluffed and buffed like a new penny, and it shows that original wasn’t perfect. 126 fit and gaps. Period dealer-installed a/c. Good interior wood, but not refinished well. Seat inserts may have been reupholstered. After sitting for less than a day, the front hydropneumatic suspension bleeds down. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $115,500. Originally a no-sale on the block at $110k. However, midway during the auction, it was announced from the block that a deal had been put together. Sold well, as there’s a lot more to spend your money on beyond the purchase of the car. ITALIAN #26-1979 FERRARI 400 coupe. S/N F1010CL26805. Navy blue/tan leather. Odo: 28,837 miles. Generally original car. Good original paint with moderate polishing scratches and the occasional rock chip. Decent original brightwork. Good door and panel fit. Scuff-free stock alloys shod with older replacement Michelin XWX radials. Heavier seat wear than expected, but as it’s a graymarket import, the indicated miles on the U.S.-spec odo may not be accurate. Modern sound system looks more like it was dropped in the hole than professionally installed. Excellent original wood in center console. Tools and manuals in trunk. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. Whenever I see a 400 Automatic (ev- Europa TR radio is in place, but modern speakers are mounted beneath the dash. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $35,200. 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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ery single one being a Euro-market car) I smile to myself, knowing Automatic means that Ferrari sourced the same GM TH400 that’s also found in a C30 Silverado. On top of that, those who are into 400s will begrudgingly admit that the automatic is vastly more reliable than the 5-speed manual. It’s still the bottom rung for a front-engine Ferrari that was built when Enzo was alive; but like all frontengine Ferraris that were built when Enzo was alive, values are rising. Just not as much. #8-1987 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A7H0071371. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 23,158 miles. U.S.-market car, claimed essentially original with actual miles. 30k-mile service just completed, including timing-belt replacement. Exceptionally wellcared-for original paint. No blemishes on the exterior rubber, but right turn-signal lens has a dinger. Engine bay shows a life of regular maintenance, but not of cleanliness. Modern replacement tires, very dirty undercarriage (the consignor must have a long gravel drive- are timing belts—not chains—lurking in that V8. Wrestling the motor in and out is the biggest DIY challenge. Interest in low-mile 1980s poster cars is what drove the price here, rather than the low-mile Ferrari market in general. #20-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA con- verted convertible. S/N ZFFSG17A6M0086740. Gunmetal metallic/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 9,412 miles. U.S.-specification coupe converted by Straman either as part of the package when it was sold new or “day two” after the original purchase. Mileage claimed actual. Fitted with BBS wheels. Wellcared-for paint has rock chips and some scuffing from backing into curbs. Good panel fit and shut lines. Top not raised. Aftermarket S/N KL12499DH. Eng. # D12504H. Maroon & black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 21,678 miles. Professional restoration in recent years. Best in Class at Amelia Island, Palmetto Award at Hilton Head Island. AACA Senior National Award badge from 2013. Topping the radiator is a Stutz-labeled MotoMeter. Spare tire mounted over bustle back. Superb body prep and paint application. Good plating work on most pieces with a period authentic sheen. way). Good original seating leather. Modern Pioneer CD player in stock radio location. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,500. The 328—the final iteration from the “Magnum P.I.” era— is perhaps the last Ferrari that us mere mortals can work on, with good old K-Jetronic fuel injection that was used on just about everything from Europe at the time. Still, there carpeted floor mats. Minimal steering-wheel rim wear. Engine bay cosmetics commensurate with light general use, with an aftermarket alarm horn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $148,500. Big Hair-era Testarossa conversions look clumsy with the top up, which is perhaps why this one stayed in its well. Granted, with the top down the design works very well. Reserve met on the last bid. With garden-variety examples moving very smartly up the market after spending a lot of time in depreciation purgatory, this may be well bought if the 1980s “poster car” trend continues. AMERICAN #24-1923 STUTZ SPEEDWAY roadster. Excellent seat upholstery work. Interior wood refinished like fine furniture. Period-accessory marbled shifter ball. Show-quality engine bay. Painted-over pitted chassis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $209,000. If there was a model name that was really appropriate for Stutz, it would be Speedway. Being based out of Indianapolis, Stutz’s fortunes seemed to be intertwined with the large oval track on the west side of town. Fairly bought and sold. #4-1924 AUBURN 6-63 tourer. S/N 38169. Blue & black/black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 34,201 miles. Built new in this configuration with fixed fake-convertible top and open sides. Side curtains for inclement weather are in the rear passenger’s footwell. Top is integral to the body and can’t be removed. Generally original, including exterior materials. Fenders now have a flat finish, perhaps due to gasoline, which was used as a quick polish and cleaner back in the day. Heavier chipping on the original blue paint, but still has some sheen. Decent original brightwork. Dry-rotted body rubber. Heavy wear on the seat leather but no tears. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $29,700. Auburn never made their own engines—they always outsourced the job. This Weidely-made six was also used by Stutz. The other odd thing about this car is that the serial number plate is attached to the toeboard, just ahead of the accelerator pedal. It’s a wonder it’s still legible after 92 years. Then again, the whole car is doing pretty well for being 92 years old, so this final bid seems reasonable. 128 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN #45-1927 STUTZ VERTICAL EIGHT Speedster. S/N AAS870575. Cream/red leather. Odo: 1,136 miles. Older restoration has seen some use but is still presentable. Good repaint holding up well. The darker beige chassis is getting rather tired on the powertrain components; fuel and oil seal weeping has stained and started to lift the paint in multiple places. Heavy paint lifting on fuel tank. All plated trim has been chromed. Large aluminum step plates look like battery trays for telecommunications equipment. De- on a bet until the brake system is redone—so it sold well. #39-1930 CADILLAC 452A V16 trans- formable limousine brougham. S/N 700298. Black/black leatherette/beige cloth. Odo: 35,708 miles. Originally a factory demonstrator in the Chicago district, sold new in Minneapolis. Restoration started after 2008 but was not completed and is offered as a project. Chassis and powertrain is completed and running. Most of the body has a good colorchange repaint, with the hood removed and bubble-wrapped. Left rear corner is being sanded. Most glass has been replaced; originals are included with the car. Blankets taped over front seats. Some chrome has been re- September-October 2015 issue of American Car Collector (p. 94), I covered Silver’s auction of the Merickel Collection. Merickel had examples of the 1932 2-door, 5-window coupe from Chevy, Pontiac and Olds, and this Buick completes the set. These Fisher Body Division coupes were used by all divisions at GM that year except Cadillac-LaSalle. Considering this example’s lesser condition, the price looks in line with those other sales. #48-1933 LINCOLN MODEL KB Con- vertible Victoria. S/N KB2432. Cream & maroon/tan cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 43,672 miles. Restored almost two decades ago, after it was bought from the Roy Warshawsky estate. First time it was judged, it earned CCCA Senior status at 100 points. Since then, it’s been well maintained. The repaint still looks quite good. Same for the replated chrome. Light weathering on the top and matching trunk. Seats show some heavier wrinkling, akin to a comfy leather couch. Period-acces- cent door and panel fit. Door panels and seats were reupholstered. Nice refinished wood steering wheel. Cleaned up underhood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $99,000. It’s claimed that Stutz pioneered the boat-tailed speedster in the U.S. for 1927, but the general proportions come off as a home-made job. At least the integrating of the rear deck into the bodywork at the golf-bag door convinces me that this was authentic—it’s too well formed to have been pounded out in someone’s garage (although it’s easily done in a fully equipped modern restoration shop—if not easier than when Stutz originally made it). Reserve was off at $90k for a realistic sale. #21-1929 AUBURN 8-120 sedan. S/N 51434621928. Two-tone green/brown cloth. Odo: 61,487 miles. Circa-2000 cosmetic restoration. Paint isn’t bad at 10 feet. Plenty of panel-edge chipping; staining by exhaust pipe, pinstriping is chipping. Presentable brightwork. Reproduction WWII Canadian gas rationing decal on windshield. Seats look like 1970s sofa fabric, but workmanship is quite good. Odd chassis-component paint color choices, such as green metallic rear axle and gas tank. Copper tubing for the hydraulic plated, but about half of the remainder is stripped down to bare brass. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $220,000. Last seen at Worldwide’s May 2008 sale, when it was sold for $154k (SCM# 116845). Unfortunately, that was before the original Survivor-type cars started topping sales of over-the-top restorations. Granted, it needed help, but at least they could’ve returned it to the original multi-hued green. The one thing that was done was paint, but considering that it looks like they are changing horses in the middle of the stream anyway, it may go back to two frame rails on sawhorses. Not cheap any way you look at it. #60-1932 BUICK SERIES 50 Special coupe. S/N 2607605. Maroon & black/gray cloth. Odo: 52,929 miles. Equipped with dual sidemounts and rumble seat. Old repaint looks period-correct. Light pitting on most brightwork. Taillight added on right side; period-accessory stop light added on left side. Period-accessory AM radio under dash. Heavy edge wear on the seat and door panels, but fabric is in overall decent shape. Painted wire wheels have old Allstate wide whitewall tires. sory steering column-mounted AM radio tuner and floor-mounted fresh air heater—not at all unexpected from a car owned by the head of JC Whitney. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $324,500. 1933 was the last year of the V12’s Fork and Blade connecting-rod architecture that dated to Henry Leyland’s original V8 Lincoln of 1921. Economies of the Great Depression saw this engine redesigned with a conventional capped connecting-rod crankshaft and aluminum heads. This proved to be the top seller during the live auction, although Lot 51, the Dragonsnake, topped it in a post-block deal at $1.3m. #35-1935 PACKARD TWELVE Series 1208 4-dr convertible. S/N 8738355. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 78,930 miles. Dividerwindow configuration with no jump seats. 2012 cosmetic restoration earned 99 points in CCCA judging in 2013. Cosmetically tweaked in 2008; frame-off restoration in mid-1980s. Paint and plating present exceptionally well. Factory-optional radio, dual sidemounts, cormorant hood ornament. Period-accessory Trippe driving lights. Stated on the auction block that it was discovered after arrival here that oil and coolant were starting to mix; con- brake lines seems... ill-advised. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. When E.L. Cord took over Auburn in the mid-1920s, he had the stockpile of new unsold cars repainted from dull and dark to bright and flashy. Once redone, they sold well. The color schemes continued until the end of production, so this example fits right in line. Not redone as well as some thought—and I wouldn’t drive on the highway 130 New condenser on distributor, along with some added wiring throughout the engine compartment. Greasy motor kept up more for function than form. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,900. In the Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN signor will have the car shipped to Matt Joseph’s shop for repair at consignor’s expense. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $253,000. Last sold for $204k at Worldwide’s 2012 Houston Classic (SCM# 209163); before that, sold at RM Meadow Brook 2010 for $215k (SCM# 166196). Since then, it was restored once again, as this car has been restored more often than some of my cars get washed. Hopefully, it will now be as good mechanically as it is cosmetically. The consignor cut it loose at the final bid, showing that, like children, just because some go away doesn’t mean that you’re done spending money on them. #30-1936 CADILLAC SERIES 85 V12 4-dr convertible. S/N 4110797. Dark pastel blue/gray cloth/gray leather. Odo: 109 miles. Per a copy of the original spec sheet, restored to match its original configuration, including colors and materials. State-of-the-art restoration done a little over a decade ago, attaining CCCA Senior status in April 2006 and CCCA Premier in 2009, judged to 100 points. Very authentic sheen to the repaint. Well-fitted panels and doors. All glass is modern production with a very slight tint. Excellent interior and bodywork. Originally a no-sale at $185k, it was listed as sold in post-event results. As an authentically restored, show-quality example of one of Cadillac’s last V12s, it was a decent buy. #23-1936 FORD DELUXE phaeton. S/N 182124899. Black/tan cloth/brown vinyl. Odo: 5,440 miles. Converted to post-1937 stock hydraulic brakes. Has a period radio antenna, but a radio blanking plate is in the dash. Presentable older repaint with a few light scratches. Modern safety glass windshield. Replated bumpers, mostly reproduction brightwork. Well-fitted top. Running-board rubber not very well fitted. Seat upholstery looks draped on. Good dashboard woodgraining. Tidy engine bay. Mostly matte black un- black/black vinyl. Odo: 35,553 miles. Restored a tick above driver-grade at least 10 years ago. Body fabricated from scratch based on Coca-Cola’s 50th anniversary truck bodies made in 1936. 3,840 standard 8-oz. glass Coke bottles of current production in 160 repainted wood cases, along with a period hand truck and signage. Decent prep and paint. New tires. upholstery. Optional AM radio. Minimal signs of use underhood and underneath, not needing much prep for the next concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $198,000. By 1936, the V12 was losing its luster at Cadillac. It now shared the same chassis and standard bodies with the V8s, unlike the V16 with its unique chassis dercarriage getting dingy and greasy from use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,500. This has been on the market rather a lot over the past decade or so, last popping up in our database at Mecum’s Dallas auction two years ago, a no-sale at $43k (SCM# 235787). A flathead V8 favorite since FDR bought them new, this phaeton really needs to find a new home rather than just remaining someone’s inventory. With juice brakes now in it, it would be a good local cruiser car. Bid to a too-light $33k on the block. Listed sold in final results. #6-1936 FORD MODEL 51 Coca-Cola delivery truck. S/N BB183070498. Yellow & Tidy engine bay with repro components for the most part. Plainly re-covered seat. Was rented out to Coca-Cola on a couple of occasions. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. Problem is there’s only a quarter-inch ledge and no inward rake to the bed, so bottle cases will likely fall off the truck on a rough road. Hands down the best diorama this year at auction. What would usually be just another restored old truck with some memorabilia generated a bidding frenzy. Logical? No, but he who dies with the neatest stuff in his man cave has the best estate auction. #31-1937 PACKARD 115 Series 1500 rumble-seat convertible. S/N 34319. Dark blue/tan cloth/blue leather. Odo: 32,532 miles. Rumble seat with integral trunk body. Titled off engine number rather than the serial number of 108220068. Stamp on tag shows it was sold new in Florida. 1979 AACA National Award badge, which is probably when it was restored. Decent 35-plus-year-old paint has its share of polishing scratches. Fender welting painted over. Discreet CB radio antenna mount on rear bumper bracket. Presentable older replating on all chrome. California YOM license plate. Authentic older seat reupholstery. Recent engine bay cleanup. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. I saw this just over two months ago at Twin Cities’ St. Paul auction, there a no-sale at $52,750 (SCM# 265813). The Mobil Pegasus license plate attachment sign has since been removed (an easy $75 profit on eBay), and it has 16 more miles on and off trailers. Hard to call it an upward trend when it still doesn’t sell; more like unrealistic expectations. 132 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN #43-1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR High- lander convertible. S/N 70694960. Sumac Red/tan cloth/plaid cloth. Odo: 54,401 miles. 250-ci I6, 1-bbl, other. Older, competent restoration; 1988 AACA Senior National First Place badge on grille. Considering that the paint is approximately three decades old, it’s in pretty decent shape, but it would’ve looked better if they didn’t paint over the door seals. At least the stainless was polished and most of the chrome replated. Excellent seat and doorpanel reupholstery work. Old Denman pieces like the original dealer script (Jerry Brown Hudson of Sedalia) masked around. Replated bumpers; rest of brightwork serviceable. Curb feelers are getting rusty. Decent door and panel fit for the era. Dry-rotted body rubber. Newer whitewalls. Low-budget engine-bay redo. Interior reupholstered in modern patterned cloth with generic pleats. Speedometer gasket falling apart. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. Offered at no reserve. Not a spectacular example, but it did well enough that a dealer picked it up for inventory. #25-1958 CHEVROLET APACHE 31 straight-tread tires, moderately siped so you might actually be able to drive the car if you get caught in the rain. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,300. Although the pre-war Highlander option was generally a high-end New Yorker package, it was available on essentially any 1946–50 Chrysler, regardless of body style. In fact, last year I ran into one at the VanDerBrink auction in West Fargo, ND, in a 1948 Windsor sedan that sold for $6,750 (SCM# 244149). As for the convertible here, it’s cruiser-grade all day long. #12-1953 HUDSON HORNET 2-dr se- dan. S/N 207355. Black & white/green cloth. Odo: 6,896 miles. 308-ci I6, 2x2-bbl, auto. Optional Twin-H Power induction and GM’s HydraMatic transmission. Average old repaint, with easy-to-pull trim removed and other blank reproduction body tag pop-riveted on after bare-body repaint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. If this was a GM show truck, why an end-of-product-cycle Cameo? It would’ve made more sense to spiff up a pre-production Fleetside. Without substantiating proof that this originally left GM powered by a fuelie, no one is going to take the story seriously—as this selling price confirms. #15-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S119169. Rally Red/ white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 12,039 miles. 396-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Options include power brakes, sidepipes, Teakwood steering wheel. Restored about a decade ago, good Cameo pickup. S/N V3A58F102837. Red & white/white vinyl & red nylon. Odo: 2,792 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Consignor claims this is one of 15 trucks originally fitted with late 1957 250-hp fuel-injected V8, possibly for use at the 1958 Detroit Autorama. Engine block stamped F1030M decodes as a 1958–64 160-hp 283-ci truck V8 with 2-bbl induction and manual transmission, assembled October 10 in Flint, MI. Goodquality restoration. Replated bumpers. Period Fuel Injection emblems fitted in side spears. Modern stereo. Repro interior. VIN tag and fit and shut lines. Body tag decodes original interior as white vinyl, but restored with leather. Seats and top are yellowing. With minimal touch-up, engine bay and undercarriage would be ready for concours judging. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,500. Last seen at RM’s Novi, MI, sale in 2010, selling for $129,250 (SCM# 164587). Still a quality restoration that was done well, but now a bit aged, this was appropriate money—especially since the reserve was dropped at the last bid. #51-1965 SHELBY COBRA Dragonsnake roadster. S/N CSX2472. British Racing Green metallic/black leather. Odo: 19,000 miles. 289-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Professionally restored in past few years to when it was a successful autocross/hillclimb road car. Superb repaint with period authentic metallic finish. Never had a nose emblem or “Power by Ford” side tag since new. Excellent shut lines. Well-restored engine bay. Original Halibrand wheels have been cleaned up; period-authentic Goodyear race tires. Expertly reupholstered seats, with period-correct air- TOP 10 No. 7 enough to earn a Chevy Fest Gold Spinner Bloomington Gold certification. Right front wheelwell lip has a little reinforcing; otherwise good body prep and paint. Excellent door craft-type seat belts. Undercarriage looks like it was assembled yesterday. Hard top included but not displayed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,300,000. This was the first of four Dragonsnakes. Last seen when sold by RM Auctions in February 2006 for $695,500 (SCM# 40899). At that time it was a somewhat scruffy track rat. One could’ve actually restored this car one of several ways: as it left Shelby American, as it was first used, and as it was done here. It failed to sell on the block at $1,175,000, but in two days WW’s website declared the car sold. Not too surprisingly, as the restorer told me before the sale that there were three very serious contenders offsite. #50-1968 FORD MUSTANG GT Cali- fornia Special coupe. S/N 8R01J154029. Sunlit Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 71,357 miles. 134 Sports Car Market

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302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Marti Report confirms it as a GT/CS with this drivetrain, sold new in California. Restored three years ago, cosmetically correct but with a few mechanical mods, including tube headers, aftermarket induction, oversized aluminum radiator, chambered exhaust and modern a/c. Modern Torq Thrust Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN #36-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370A125750. Cranberry Red/red vinyl. Odo: 540 miles. 454ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory options include 4.10:1 Posi differential, power front disc brakes, Cowl Induction hood, F41 suspension, center console. Rotisserie restoration to original specs in recent years. Superb paintwork. Excellent brightwork. Good door and panel fit. Superbly restored interior. All GM under the hood. Earned 991 of 1,000 points in Chevy Vettefest judging and a Gold Spinner Award; alloy wheels on radials. Good workmanship on all facets of its restoration and modification. Nice repaint. Trunk fit and gaps not all that great, but doors fit well and have good shut lines. Minimal wear on new seats and carpeting. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,900. Much to their credit, the auction company made key provenance-verification documentation available online before the auction on several lots, including this one. Sure, it’s one of the 4,118 Cal Specials, but it’s also had several liberties taken on it. Being a no-reserve car, it did what it did, yet still sold well. #46-1970 BUICK SKYLARK GS 455 Stage 1 convertible. S/N 446670H157108. Fire Red/whtie vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 53,229 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Heavily optioned. Restored over two decades ago by a marque expert, with only light fluff-and-buff since. Bare-body repaint in original Fire Red is still fabulous. Door gaps are a touch wider toward the front fenders than the rears. Brightwork has been kept up well inside and out. Reupholstered seats front and rear are starting to look a bit baggy due to compressed, aging padding more featured in February 2011 Super Chevy magazine, where it generated 285 hp and 319 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels on a dyno. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. Remember that the LS6’s 450-hp rating in 1970 was at the flywheel without any accessories attached. This car was even restored with all the smog plumbing, so putting 285 ponies to the tires isn’t so bad. Except when you consider that Hyundais can now do that... from the front wheels. Looks good, runs good and bought good. Last seen at Mecum Kissimmee in January, not sold at $105 (SCM# 262481). #40-1971 FORD MUSTANG Boss 351 fastback. S/N 1F02R163513. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 19,088 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Deluxe Marti Report shows it to was restored in recent years to original configuration. Options include Traction-Lok differential, Rim-Blow steering wheel, center console, and full tinted glass with rear window defroster. Restored prior to 2010, when it won a first in class at 2010 Mid America Ford Nationals. Excellent than use and wear. Recent refresh under the hood and under the car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,000. This car proved to be the big excitement for the evening. After the reserve was passed at $102k, it was slogged out between two phone bidders in $1k–$5k increments. Price seems a bit dear, but to some folks, the only way to top this car would be with a 4-speed. On the other hand, enough folks out there consider this just right with the bulletproof (and idiot-proof) TH400 doing the shifting. Last sold at Worldwide’s 2011 Houston Classic sale for $126,500 (SCM# 182044), so this price wasn’t altogether out of line. December 2015 repaint. All FoMoCo under the hood. Driver’s side valve cover has a semi-polished finish, while passenger’s side is rough cast. (Hey, Ford could’ve flubbed it when new.) Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,500. Said to be one of 131 black Boss 351s. All but ready to be shown again after some minor prep work, so price can’t be argued too much. Especially since the consignor cut the reserve loose after the last bid. © 135

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #431-1914 BELSIZE gown van. S/N N/A. Purple/black leather. Beautifully crafted “gown van,” most likely a 10/12 hp. No chassis number but registration is K 471. Said to still be with its original body. Fantastic timberwork inside rear body. Good paint (though really it should be brushed, not sprayed) with lovely hand-applied coachlining. Super and extensive brass—H&B headlights, Powell and Hanmer scuttle lights—and newish leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,535. Of the handful of Belsizes left, Bonhams had two at this sale, but the 1909 tourer (the next lot) failed to sell at £38k ($58k) against a £45k–£55k ($68k– $83k) ask. This van was more than a Ford T, but it’s both rare and gorgeous. A fair deal. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #422-1924 ROLLS-ROYCE 45/50-HP 1934 Talbot AV105 Alpine replica tourer, sold at $206,372 at Bonhams, Oxford, U.K. SILVER AUCTIONS Location: Spokane, WA Date: June 11, 2015 Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Bob Graham Automotive lots sold/offered: 26/79 Sales rate: 33% Sales total: $126,347 High sale: 1966 Ford Mustang convertible, sold at $21,600 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Boyle BONHAMS The Summer Classic Sale Location: Oxford, U.K. Date: June 20, 2015 Auctioneer: Rob Hubbard Automotive lots sold/offered: 50/99 Sales rate: 51% Sales total: $2,243,669 High sale: 1934 Talbot AV105 “Alpine replica” tourer, sold at $206,372 Buyer’s premium: 15% up to $79,191; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.63) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman 136 AUCTIONS AMERICA California Location: Santa Monica, CA Date: July 17–18, 2015 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered: 162/292 Sales rate: 55% Sales total: $15,407,050 High sale: 2004 Ferrari Enzo, sold at $1,870,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Travis Shetler GAA Location: Greensboro, NC Date: July 23–25, 2015 Auctioneers: Ricky Parks, Mike Anderson, Eli Detweiler Jr. Automotive lots sold/offered: 326/535 Sales rate: 61% Sales total: $7,230,774 High sale: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, sold at $276,660 Buyer’s premium: 6%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz Silver Ghost shooting brake. S/N 101EM. Eng. # S100. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 6,502 miles. Massive old pantechnicon once used as a camera platform and later converted into a motor caravan, probably after 1959. All a bit creaky and tatty, though apparently has run recently. What you’re really buying here is the chassis and running gear. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $103,137. Claimed to have appeared in the 1951 Alec Guinness film “The Man in the White Suit” (hilariously, given this car’s size, misspelled as “Suite” in the catalog). And, yes, I did find a still from the film of XT 209 as a normal saloon, in Hooper style. Being sold on behalf of The Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation. And if they didn’t want it... it turned out nobody did, with the highest bidder prepared only to go to £68k, which frankly should have bought it, most likely as a donor for a Roi-des-Belges-type tourer with new replica body. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. Sports Car Market

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Roundup #426-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25-HP wagon. S/N GXO85. Gray/brown leather. Dilapidated old woodie, looks to be all there and has progressed slightly since I last saw it six years ago. Headlight rims still green with corrosion, timberwork in fair shape with a few new sections let in. Apparently runs and a rather sudden green, but unworn. Lovely dash and instruments. With column-change pre-selector/fluid flywheel transmission. Starter noted not to work, but it fires on the handle. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $39,160. Sold at the high end of the estimate range, and though it’s desperately unfashionable, it looked like a lot of car for the money. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. drives. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $36,428. Once used by Alfred Moss to tow his son Stirling’s first race car, a Cooper 500. Sold by Bonhams at the RREC sale for $38,899 in 2009 (SCM# 120715) and offered here in almost the same state except that the motor is back together and back in the car, and the hood has gone missing, the two probably related. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #428-1934 TALBOT AV105 Alpine rep- lica tourer. S/N 35448. Eng. # AV328. Blue/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,253 miles. Alpine rally car replica made by marque expert Ian Polson in the ’90s from a James Young-bodied 105 saloon. Now in nice, used condition with the rear fenders lightly sandblasted. Good older paint, radiator shell slightly dinged and wavy under rechrome, lightly worn leather. With 4-speed preselector gearbox. H4 head- lights point to rally use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $206,372. Stalled at £100k ($150k), which left Hubbard looking a little nonplussed, as that was £30k ($46k) behind the lower estimate. But it picked up again, and was “on sale” at £115k when he dropped the hammer. With premium, this was about a tenth of the price of the real Works Alpine racer BGH 23 that Bonhams sold at its New Bond Street London headquarters last November ($2.2m, SCM# 256391). Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #435-1936 DAIMLER LIGHT 20 drop- head coupe. S/N 42736. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 32,792 miles. Rebodied during restoration in 1999–2000, still in very good order with nice paint and chrome. Seat leather December 2015 137 and lights in need of replating. Leather worn to point of distress in front, veneer peeling off dash, other timber dulled and peeling, motheaten headlining. However, I wouldn’t touch a thing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $46,986. Asking £50–£70k ($75k–$106k), talked up to £40k ($61k) on the day, later declared sold at this price all in. At this money you’ve just got to drive it, because if you touch anything, you’re into a total restoration which would cost more than it’s worth. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #427-1939 LAGONDA V12 Sedanca de Ville. S/N 18018. Eng. # 18018. Green/brown #424-1937 ALVIS 4.3-LITER saloon. S/N 18621. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,556 miles. Last of the Speed 20/25 family. Described as a Charlesworth sedan, actually one of two built by Holbrook to a Charlesworth design. Once magnificent but now rather faded, like so many British grand designs. Older paint now looking tired, some cracks in body around scuttle. Radiator shell leather. RHD. Odo: 67,253 miles. Dusty, flaking restoration project 40 years in storage, but it’s all there, including front bumper which is pictured in the catalog. Engine turns and clutch isn’t seized. Original headlight glasses intact, some of the plating might be savable, and even the leather might refurbish. A lot to do on this “imposing conveyance”...but there might be a simpler alternative (see below). Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $50,999. Sold online for well over the $30k high estimate. It’s a fair bet the chassis and running gear will form the basis of a post-Vintage racer—though as the long-wheelbase version (11 feet, 6 inches), it has a taller radiator shell. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #429-1948 JAGUAR SS 100 replica roadster. S/N 414778. Green/black cloth/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 11,586 miles. Very well-done SS 100 replica based on a 1948 1½-Liter chassis, now with correct type but post-WWII 3½-liter motor. Good aluminum body and steel fenders, like original, nice paint and chrome, leather just settling in. Good attention to detail such as owl-eye rear light. Sits right on Dunlop Gold Seals. Now has Ford Type 9 5-speed ’box, but still original- looking 4-sp gearknob. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $81,963. Even real cars with the wrong engine easily get more than £220k ($330k), so this, just as good and almost indistinguishable from the real thing, looked like pretty good value— especially as a modern copy with XK engine from Panther Westwinds or Suffolk Sports Cars would set you back from £65k ($91k). Another replica that started life as a 2½-Liter saloon is on the market with a dealer who’s asking £288k ($440k). Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #437-1949 MG TC roadster. S/N TC7554. Red/buff cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 608 miles. Older American restoration: shiny, but has chrome where it shouldn’t be. Very smooth and shiny paint, clean and tidy

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Roundup motor, seat Rexine wearing well, probably not the original, Bluemels sprung steering wheel leather-bound, U.S. style. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,428. In the U.S. until recently and still with New England T Register badges. Winning bid was £2k ($3k) behind lower estimate and just enough to buy it, making this TC look cheapish, meaning there’s enough left in the kitty for some new wheels and sorting out a few wrong details. Last sold in condition #3 probably pre-restoration (and still on painted wires and whitewalls) with 249 miles at the Branson Auction in October 2005 for $23,850 (SCM# 39605). Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #FR226-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N TD21295. Red/tan/black vinyl. Odo: 6,611 miles. Said to be a barn find, with one repaint. Dull red paint evenly applied, insignificant gaps, pitted door handles, interior mostly covered by tonneau held in place with duct tape and tie wraps. Steering wheel wrapped in aftermarket leather. Engine compartment consistent with age. Aftermarket motometer. Cond: bidders had been on it at £33k ($50k). Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #2119-1960 BENTLEY S2 Continental Flying Spur saloon. S/N BC41LBY. Dark Opal/tan leather. Odo: 74,863 km. Shows modifications as ordered by the first, chauffeur-driven Swiss owner. Repainted to a high standard, the glassy smooth bodyline is accented by the door handles and a gold pinstripe. Heavy doors drop slightly upon opening and carry some chipping along the leading edge. Wood and leather in very good condition. The dusty engine bay is used but #FR251-1965 AUSTIN MINI MOKE James Bond replica beach car. S/N AAB1673724. Eng. # 8ACUH654. White/blue & white vinyl/blue fabric. RHD. Odo: 4,257 miles. Built to resemble the Moke from the 007 movie “Live and Let Die.” Ground-up restoration with two tops. Extremely thick white paint. Variable hood gaps. Well-detailed well maintained. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $204,000. Very well sold. Auction house estimates were considerably higher, but this is well above the market for a Continental. James Young coachwork assisted in a higher price, as did limited ownership (two Swiss owners, separated by a brief trip to this side of the Atlantic). The motorcar simply presented very well. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it sold for $42k in 1993 at a Sotheby’s auction (SCM# 6810). Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. 4+. SOLD AT $15,370. The presentation of this car was hindered by the tie wraps and duct tape. It looked better in pictures than in person. Traffic around the car was heavy, though, and it brought what I believe was a maximum bid. Last seen at auction in 2007 at a Bonhams sale, not sold at $8k (SCM# 44842). GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/15. #412-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 roadster. S/N HBT711751. Red/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 47,542 miles. Door fit good for a Big Healey, catalog mentions one very shallow ding to left front fender but you have to look hard. Good, even paint, nice chrome, chassis rails dead straight. Leather just settling in, door inners cut for #405-1964 MORRIS MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N KA2S4489079. Eng. # 9FSAH33099. Red & black/red & gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 80,401 miles. Completely rotten with holes everywhere, but interior looks okay, apart from chunky ’70s aftermarket steering wheel. However, it is very original, though there’s no plate on the motor, and it’s the most desirable Cooper both from a driving and collecting point of view. Drain gutters are same as ’65s, though this may may been a crossover model. Seat-belt eye at door pillar and attractive interior and engine compartment. Mahogany steering wheel. “Miniator” wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,900. Owner tried to make the car and display as appealing as possible, and while some might call this market-priced for this vehicle, I suspect this might command more attention and higher bids at a resort-based auction. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/15. #2115-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E15451. Dark blue/dark blue cloth/red leather. Odo: 415 miles. Needs nothing. The fit and finish is almost perfect; just a few new chrome pieces are needed on either side. The interior is also essentially perfect, as it takes close scrutiny to find very small issues at the lower edge of the dash. Engine sits in a nicely detailed compartment. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $185,900. Very well sold above the current market, but the car was virtually perfect. Good colors and excellent finishes will carry any car past the market’s expectations. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #439-1970 JAGUAR XKE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N 1R12801. Red/black vinyl/ extra storage, Mota-Lita wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $69,213. Original right-hand-drive car supplied in this color to London. Winning bid just over the lower estimate right in the middle of the expected price range, after three 138 bottom suggests it may have been used for competition at some point. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $61,928. Laid up in 1976 and gradually rusting away since. Hugely viewed and with lots of bids, this kept going way past the £10k–£15k ($15k–$23k) estimate until it had exceeded the retail price of a nice, restored car. Two factors: originality—and it’s a 1,071cc. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. Sports Car Market

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Roundup black leather. Odo: 19,772 miles. Federal Etype, so twin Strombergs instead of triple SUs, side repeaters, etc. But not bad overall. Spotweld dimples (and previous damage repair) still visible under rear pan, but sill drain holes are clear, and paint and chrome are fairly good. Leather slightly creased and worn and not to factory pattern. Not EU-registered, but duties paid and all paperwork done. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,911. Showing how little these are thought of, bidding started at just £20k ($30k)—which might have got you a rough coupe almost 10 years ago—and petered out with a £30k ($45k) phone bid £5k ($7,500) under the lower estimate. Later declared sold at just £500 ($750) over that and, given that triple carbs can be swapped in fairly easily and the structure was pretty good, looks very cheap for the buyer prepared to do a bit more legwork. Well bought. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #2129-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UC1S20621. Light blue/black vinyl/navy blue leather. Odo: 56,229 miles. Paint is well applied. Under the long hood, the V12 is nicely presented and very busy with loads of wires, hoses, carburetors and shields filling the compartment. Some panel fit concerns, but the flared wheelarches are what really stand out. The navy blue interior is a good color but is the most worn area of the car. The patina on the seats is not problematic, but the dash padding needs to be ad- restoration (2010) with very metallic repaint, some chips at panel edges, okay rechrome, lightly creased/worn/soiled leather, dash veneer good. With factory-option sunroof and a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $56,463. Let go a couple of thousand under the £38k ($58k) lower estimate. The very best cars command almost twice this, but Bristols can also be money pits, so I’m calling this slightly-lessthan-concours car correctly priced—looks cheap at face value, but with one of these lovely old mansions on wheels, you need to have something in reserve. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #421-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III coupe. S/N 22409410. Eng. # 4C12421. Blue/ Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 3,428 miles. Good restored order, no rot, but a few patches in the floors. Interior retrimmed. Motor sounds healthy. Shame about the red-painted front Magnolia leather. Odo: 63,517 miles. Unmarked original paint over very straight body. Very good bumpers and window trim. Aftermarket chrome wire wheels with new Pirellis. Interior looks fine, if a bit dry. Driver’s bolster and piping heavily worn. Newer radio detracts brake calipers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $69,213. Interceptors have been creeping up, and this represents a fairly strong price, though dealers are asking more for cars in similar condition. Still looks good value against a DBS and even better against an AC 428. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #441-1984 JAGUAR XJS V12 Lynx dressed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,400. Extremely well sold at the top of the market for a Series III car. Driven 23 miles in the past two years. This car was offered in May of 2014 at Worldwide Auctions’ Montgomery, TX, sale, where it did not sell at $54k (SCM# 243525). Previously sold in September of 2013 at Worldwide Auctions’ Lake Forest, IL, event for $44k (SCM# 228192). The seller apparently grew the price without making any significant changes, as the condition seems similar at both of those events. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #445-1974 BRISTOL 411 Series 4 2-dr sedan. S/N 7723455. Dark blue metallic/light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 22,521 miles. Older leather only lightly worn, and driven from Belgium to the sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,596. Not sold at £19k ($29k), £11k ($17k) under the lower estimate, but later declared sold. It’s a lot for an old XJS, but the model’s hardening significantly, and Eventers have taken a sudden leap in the past two years. Compared with other recent sales, slightly well bought for condition. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #13-1990 JAGUAR XJS Rouge Edition coupe. S/N SAJTW5843LC166839. Red/ December 2015 Eventer hatchback. S/N SAJJNAEW3BC113109. Black/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 72,298 miles. So, here we are again, “spot the tailgate donor” time—or dispel a popular urban myth. Answers to uk, please. The 20th Eventer built, in good order all round, tidy with no rust bubbles, from traditional Jag ambiance. Wood in very nice shape. Floor mats worn. Engine bay complete, stock and slightly dusty. Limited “Rouge Edition” features red piping on seats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,156. The casual observer would never guess this was a 25-yearold car. Its correctness was confirmed by a friend who was a technician for a large Jag dealer when these were new. He also swore that by 1990, most of the Jaguar horror stories were a thing of the past and that the V12 was practically bulletproof if properly serviced. While the XJS will never have the appeal of the E-type, its once controversial looks have mellowed with age. Considering condition, mileage and the new tires, this was very well bought. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/15. FRENCH #423-1910 HOTCHKISS TYPE X6 20/30-hp Roi-des-Belges tourer. S/N 2516. Blue/black leather. Star of the show. Magnificent with lovely older brushed paint, just a couple of cracks and blemishes, excellent and appealing brass lights and controls, with BRC front lights and Lucas KoRs on scuttle and tail. Replica body by unknown maker, unworn black leather, Elliott 80-mph speedo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $144,286. Thought to be one of two survivors, found as a chassis in Australia, to the U.K. in 1991 and built up with new body, on the road by 1995. Sold on a commission bid that just matched the lower estimate. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #433-1925 HISPANO-SUIZA 20CV I6 chassis. S/N 20004. Aluminum.. RHD. Odo: 72,450 km. Restored rolling chassis—a fair way from completion, but what’s there is very good, including a plywood seat so it can be driven. Decent lights and instruments, lovely nickel plating on radiator shell, braided 139

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Roundup wiring, unpainted hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $94,618. I6 is the French version of the Barcelona-built T49. High bid matched the lower estimate, and even after extra costs to complete, it’s going to be much cheaper than a Bentley 3 Litre, which it should outgun. A nice buy. Interestingly, a complete T49 in very original condition (i.e., tired-looking and almost tatty) sold at this sale last year for $96,746— pretty much the same price (SCM# 244383). Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 2 #2107-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Special Roadster. S/N 040121. Metallic wine red/brown canvas/tan leather. Odo: 40 miles. Breathtaking two-passenger car (plus rumble seat) on a wheelbase identical to a 1973–91 Suburban. Perfectly finished in a metallic color claimed to be similar to a period hue. The chrome work is abundant and flawless. The interior and dash, exquisite. Originally built as a Cabriolet B, now rebodied as a Special Roadster. A two- year process, and the end result is superb. The locking gas door is baffling, as it is inconceivable that anyone would have dared take gas from any of the original owners. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,870,000. An original Special Roadster in comparable condition might bring $3m–$7.5m, making this converted Cab B look like a deal, especially considering the condition. Well bought and sold. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA 07/15. #2082-1953 DKW MEISTERKLASSE 2-dr sedan. S/N 62503999. Forest Green Mist/green striped cloth. Odo: 40,872 miles. has to look long and hard before finding the one flaw visible: an upside-down jack point plug. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $258,500. Extremely well sold at nearly twice today’s market. 190s have rocketed upwards in value over the course of the past few years. This car’s price reflects what can happen when the perfect car meets the perfect set of bidders. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #2135-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE convertible. S/N 220SE9501022. Metallic green/black cloth/Saddle leather. Odo: 65,888 miles. An older restoration, driven and cared for by the previous owner of 35 years. The doors close with zero effort. The fantastic color is applied to the highest standard and goes well with the stunning tan interior and boot. The late-model radio is understandable, but better options exist to preserve the classic and beautifully executed dash. The hood is tight on the passenger’s side and the MB star Paint is well applied with some bubbling. Panel fit is good. There are some cracks in the taillight lenses, lots of rubber issues, and the semaphore signals are scratched—all items which must present a challenge to correct. Inside, the car is very well finished in an appealing green-striped cloth. The dash-mounted shifter linkage actually passes through the top of the radiator in the well-detailed engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,200. This attractive Beetle-sized pre-Audi drew lots of attention during preview and brought a good price. Another car restored to a lesser standard sold in 2013 at Russo and Steele Scottsdale for $8,800 (SCM# 214944), and a beautifully restored wagon sold for $60,500 in 2012 at RM Amelia Island (SCM# 197179). The sale here seems right. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #2114-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 9500081. Light metallic green/dark green cloth/green leather. Odo: 23 miles. Full chassis, nut, bolt and interior restoration. There are no flaws in the fit and finish. Panel and door gaps to factory specs. The interior is gorgeous, only topped by the luggage finished in the same dark olive green leather. The engine compartment is also perfect. One is just too tired for such a great-looking car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. Very well bought at the low end of the current market. Seller is likely happy as well. Thirty-five years is a lot of use for what must have been a much cheaper purchase price in 1980. The unusual color is more attractive than the frequently seen white or black, and this car will become more valuable as the new owner enjoys it. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #ST049-1961 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 custom microcar. S/N 75901. Red/ clear/black & white vinyl. MHD. Odo: 22,264 miles. Said to be freshly restored resto-mod. Engine replaced with Yamaha powerplant. Paint has abundant orange peel. Multiple cracks in bubble top. Cracked side window. Painted rear light housings with overspray on gasket rubber. Chrome trim dull. Bumper pit- ted. Wheel covers dull. Interior appears to have been restored and is simple and neat. Aftermarket mirrors. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,270. Messerschmitt prices have soared as of late, and excellent examples have doubled this amount on the auction block. It would take a lot to bring this microcar to a #1 condition. Owner should be pleased with this result. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/15. #2140-1968 PORSCHE 911L coupe. S/N 11805014. Mexico Blue/red leather. Odo: 1,717 miles. The prettiest brightly colored Porsche at the auction. The blue makes less of an assault on the retina than the green. Repainted to a high standard that included fender removal, as evidenced by unpainted fender welting and doors which were rehung fairly well (a challenging task). Excellent interior complements the paint. Restored and maintained by respected California shops with documentation; small items stand out, such as a droopy horn grille and rear bumper and upside-down fog-light bezels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $94,600. Well sold and also well bought in the current market. Driven only 50 miles since it sold just under a year ago at Auctions America’s Burbank sale. The price 140 Sports Car Market

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Roundup then was $85,800 (SCM# 244696). The buyer received a very nice early 911 which is reportedly one of fewer than 500 with the rare sunroof option. The issues on this car seemed more concerning than those on the 1970 911E (Lot# 2145), but short-wheelbase cars are very sought-after, as the bidders knew. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #2087-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102712002499. Silver blue/dark blue canvas/dark blue leather. Odo: 62,047 miles. Fully restored, the paint is free of any blemishes, and the brightwork has been redone. The dark blue top is fitted so tightly it looks as if it were made of steel. Interior perfect. Trunk looks like it just left the factory. #419-1974 BMW 2002 tii M12 2-dr se- dan. S/N 3635815. Green & white/black velour & vinyl. Odo: 18,807 km. Super-rare example with twin-cam M12 (Formula 2) motor, one of two built like this by BMW Motorsport. Good restored order. Doesn’t look quite as it did in period, with slightly different wheelarch profiles, but that’s often the way with old competition cars. That 285 hp appears at 10,000 rpm, apparently, but in deference to the age of the very expensive whirly bits, it’s now restricted to 7,500, where it was lower estimate. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #2016-1976 PORSCHE 912E coupe. S/N 9126000701. Peru Red/Cinnamon vinyl. Odo: 99,018 miles. One-year-only model, reintroduced to bridge the gap between the air-cooled 4-cyl 914 and the water-cooled 4-cyl 924. No flaws on the exterior and only slight wear to the driver’s seat and threshold. Ultra clean, fully documented and restored and/or maintained. Said to be one of only 500 with sun- Equipped with the options bidders want: air conditioning and floor-mounted shifter. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $407,000. Great color combination and exceptional restoration. Very well sold, but excellent examples do bring prices like this. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. dynoed at 239. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $188,633. Rallied in period by Achim Warmbold and John Davenport, it won the 1975 Donegal International Rally and was sold in Ireland afterwards. The sister car was made into a circuit racer. Not a great deal you can do with it because of its rarity and unobtanium motor, but a great period piece for a bit more than a Works Escort, with high bid £15k ($23k) under the slightly ambitious-looking £120k ($182k) roof. The car has been garaged in the West since being sold new in the Bay Area. Quality glass-out repaint in 1995 and mechanical rebuilds to virtually all systems. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,100. Record price, double the SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation and triple the $11k window sticker the car wore when new. All Porsche cars have been lifted by the rising tide of sales prices, and this was no exception. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #2067-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ13411AH60831. Silver Titanium Metallic/silver hard top/black cloth soft top/black leather. Odo: 33,715 miles. A used exotic car. Paint has been touched up on at least part of the nose, and there is a large scratch in the hard top. The chrome at the right taillight is dull, and the headlight covers have hazing. The seats have the creases you would expect after 14 years. Scratches on console and aftermarket satellite radio controller are out of place. One of 5,703 handbuilt examples produced 2000–03. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $140,250. Well sold at slightly above market. This example had lowish miles, but the condition suggests they were not tenderly acquired. Z8s are beautiful cars that regularly change hands at the auctions. The seller did well here. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. ITALIAN #425-1928 LANCIA LAMBDA 7th Se- ries Weymann sedan. S/N 18099. Maroon/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 21,668 km. Very 142 Sports Car Market

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Roundup original-looking car, nicely refurbed, though claimed never actually restored, with very original and very patinated interior. Fabric body in good order. Okay paint, a little chipped at edges, nicely dulled nickel plating to radiator shell. Modern fuel pump and some 1-. SOLD AT $1,622,500. One of 100. Last sold at RM Arizona 2006 for $358k in yellow (SCM# 40670); before that, at World Classic 1993 for $185k (SCM# 9271). A fantastic increase over the course of 23 years. Today it’s well bought at the lower end of the current market value. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA 07/15. #407-1968 FIAT-ABARTH SS Scorpione over the upper estimate, which seems odd and suggests completely new money after the sale. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. modern plastic wiring. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $78,869. In Portugal all its life. Offered but not sold by Bonhams in Paris in February against a £71k–£89k ($108k–$135k) estimate, here it bid only up to £52k: “Not quite enough for that one, I’m afraid.” Sold in a post-block deal. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #459-1960 LAMBORGHINI 2241R trac- tor. S/N C1203580A. Orange/orange leather. MHD. In good order, mostly original but with repainted hood top, new stickers and chrome air filter, newish tires. No odo but clock shows 642 hours. Not registered, as so far it’s gone places on a trailer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,750. In Italy working for its living until 2010. Not sold on the day, but declared sold later for twice the price of a nicely restored “little grey Fergie” or around the same as a rarer equivalent David Brown tractor. But worth every penny for those occasional restaurant/country club moments: “Could you bring round my Lamborghini?” Coys sold one for $13,795 in January 2013 (SCM# 214817), so the price looks in the ballpark here. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #409-1961 FIAT-ABARTH MONOMILLE coupe. S/N 1128103. Red/ black leather. Odo: 73,171 km. Straight body, good door fit, goodish paint with a couple of paint chips and bubbles on the engine lid. New leather to tiny bucket seats. This is probably what the following lot, the “1300” sports racer, was based on. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,285. From the Maranello Rosso collection. Offered at no reserve and not sold on the day, but declared sold after the auction, way 144 redone and very good, residing under hard top. Not U.K. registered. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,321. Italy’s first fiberglass car, trivia freaks. In U.K. since 2012 but not registered and still with Italian libretto. Sold a little under the lower estimate but, since this money would get you one of the best Innocenti Sprites in the world, doesn’t look too much of a bargain. Last sold for $20,840 at Bonhams Monaco 2012 (SCM# 214817). Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. TOP 10 No. 4 #2113-1967 FERRARI 330 GTS Spyder. S/N 10375. Rosso Corsa/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 16,326 miles. In fantastic condition. Wearing its fourth repaint (previously red, then yellow, now red again). Small scratches on cowl; right headlight bucket appears to have been repaired. Left tailpipe is a bit lower than the right. Inside, the dash is perfect and the leather shows only slight creasing on the driver’s seat. Cond: #460-1964 AUTOBIANCHI STELLINA convertible. S/N 100DB000291. Pale blue/ black fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 88,875 km. Based on Fiat 600D, so rear-mounted “four.” Said to be one of 502 produced. Very sharp underneath following 2010 restoration, unique taillamps intact. Fiberglass body is commendably straight and crack-free. Some polish marks under plating on rechrome. Seat vinyl registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,857. From the Maranello Rosso Collection, this sold where expected—which is to say decent Frogeye Sprite money. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. #414-1969 FIAT 500F 2-dr sedan. S/N OMO3890. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 426 km. 320 miles from new... and restored. Quoted chassis number is wrong; looks more like 110F followed by seven digits. Redone vinyl, floor mats unmarked, though peering underneath on hands and knees shows rocker/floor joints are a bit wiggly and wavy, as usual on these. Vinyl top excellent, taillights not faded (plastic surrounds showing it’s a late ’69), charming wicker basket on rear. coupe. S/N 1410049. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 40,955 km. Fiat 850-based coupe also marketed as OTAS 820, Lombardi Grand Prix, Abarth Grand Prix and Giannini. Sharply presented with recent repaint, good vinyl to seats, though rear shelf fabric rather faded. Motor tidy and still running a dynamo. Not U.K.- Motor super clean and tidy, but someone’s painted the exhaust. Oh well, shows it hasn’t been driven since resto. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,125. Sold mid-estimate for not much more than the price of a tidy decent driver. The seller may know better, but I suspect something got lost in translation here, and this has 426 km since restoration, not from new. If that really is true (and perhaps the taillights are pointing that way), then bought very cheaply. If not, it’s a fair price for a restored car. Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 06/15. Sports Car Market

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Roundup #2108-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A6K0081373. Red/tan leather. Odo: 24,732 miles. The paint is excellent but for a chip at the left rear. The black finish around the door locks is a bit faded, but everything else is right. Inside, there is a small amount of leather wear. The engine compartment is well preserved, but it looks as if some- see. Perfect paint and trim. Inside are perfect red seats, dash and door panels. Has a/c, no radio. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,870,000. Just the essentials of a Formula 1 car with slightly more bodywork and a few tricks that are not allowed in racing. Very well sold at the top of the market, but the strong price is not out of line. The buyer obtained one of the 400 cars built in honor of the marque’s namesake. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA 07/15. #2109-2007 FERRARI F430 Spider. S/N ZFFEW59A670153247. Fly Yellow/black cloth/black & yellow leather. Odo: 6,557 miles. Essentially new. The yellow paint is perfect, even on the nose. Interior sports very slight wear on the Daytona seats. Optional one grabbed the aluminum intake manifold in several places with dirty gloves at some point during the recent engine-out servicing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $112,750. Well sold and fairly well bought. The sales price was near the top of the market. But this was a very clean and recently serviced Ferrari. There was nothing about the car which showed its 26 years. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #2102-1989 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9CA05A8KLA12709. Red/tan leather. Odo: 10,223 km. Sporting a $30k repaint, along with refinished wheels and badges, there are no issues on the exterior of the car. Interior is in fair shape. Speedometer is in kilometers. The leather shows wear on the seat bottoms #ST098-1970 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ4078932. Mint Green/white. Odo: 71,166 miles. Claimed to be an original, unmolested Land Cruiser. Desirable Mint Green paint has flaws consistent with age. Some surface rust, but no rot. The few chrome pieces are pitted. Split front bench seat. Side-facing bench seats in rear. Engine compartment condition consistent with age. carbon-fiber package inside. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. Well sold and bought at a market-correct price. The low mileage and excellent condition should allow the buyer to enjoy the car a bit and possibly not lose money in the future. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. JAPANESE and needs to be cleaned, as do the seat belts and belt anchor points. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $360,250. Extremely well sold, but the market has been strong for these recently. Last seen at Worldwide Auction’s Montgomery sale in April of this year, where the car did not sell for an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 264872). Clearly, the new owner was not bothered by the dirty seats. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. #2100-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCZ56B000135884. Rosso Corsa/carbon fiber/red & black leather. Odo: 13,303 km. Situated next to the auction stage during the proceedings for everyone to TOP 10 No. 3 #2147-1970 DATSUN 240Z racer. S/N HLS3002036. White, blue & red/black vinyl. First-year 240Z in Datsun race colors with history and documents. Returned to the factory for modification by the original owner, the car was raced throughout Southeast Asia and then the U.S. through 2009. Extensive photos and log books included. Condition is race car #2, as the chips and dings around the Appears very original with desirable original hubcaps and horn button. Only deviation from original is the interior door levers. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $24,910. Minimally molested softtop survivor captured the attention of Land Cruiser lovers. Not restored, it did not command the astronomical price of others. Sale was fair for both parties, and buyer can display his own brand of cool. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/15. AMERICAN #57-1995 FORD TAURUS SHO sedan. S/N 1FALP54P5SA15055. White/gray leather. Odo: 137,673 miles. 3.2-L fuel-injected V6, auto. Original paint is holding up well and shines (at least in the rain). Very straight body, no nicks in plastic bumpers. Black window trim unfaded. Factory sunroof. Interior looks good for age and mileage, but undetailed. Seats could use some leather conditioner. Back seat looks new. Nice headliner. Underhood looks stock and undamaged but dirty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $810. Yes, it’s a Taurus, but it’s an nose are expected and bolster the street cred. The engine compartment is very nicely detailed, and the trio of carbs and relocated battery look all business. Inside the vibe continues with flat dash and raw steel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,250. Very well sold at nearly four times the top of the market. However, there is no doubt that the new owner is just as happy. Built in three variations 1970–78, the first series is the most sought-after. Clean examples (and storied race cars) represent good investment value, with reliability and great driving characteristics. Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 07/15. 146 SHO, which features a high-revving Yamahabuilt DOHC 2-valve V6 and revised suspension. Ford’s factory hot rod was popular, with 85,000 made 1989–95. Today, they’re cult cars with several regional clubs. Car card and announcement on the block that the car had suffered from an engine fire in the past dropped the price to about a quarter of what it should have been. The car ran well and didn’t appear to have any visible damage. It’s still an interesting driver, so for credit-card money it’s a good buy. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 07/15. © Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Finally revealed — the car star of the next James Bondo film — Bob Knapp, Omaha, NE This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: November 25, 2015 RUNNER-UP: Some Mercedes designs have certainly proven timeless. Others, such as this 1990s four-headlight design, are starting to grow gray whiskers. — Ted Hayden, Nashville, TN Mercedes unveils its New for 2016 Autobondo Series. — Anthony Carboni, Melville, NY Always More Glue. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Introducing the new hybrid MBZW M3 20 for the serious collector of finely tuned German touring cars. — Derek Boycks, Laguna Beach, CA As we started to strip the big Merc for restoration, we were able to validate its factory racer past by uncovering a one-off Works racing spoiler! — Thomas F. Magda, Pittsford, NY Never hire a pinstriper Comments With Your Renewals A little bit more about 356 and older 911 please. — John Bonnesen, Faribault, MN I’d love more on Japanese sprint cars. This is my favorite magazine. — Joe Kocurek, Burkburnett, TX Way too much focus on dollars on cars that are not sold on a dollars basis. 148 without calling Angie’s List first. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI OH MY! This is the most exciting, purest patina I’ve seen since Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh! A sure winner in next year’s Pebble Beach Concours Preservation Class. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO I always thought that EARLY post-war car bodies were full of Bondo. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Dieter’s latest project, the GTR Tribute, gives new meaning to the word “spoiled.” — Mark Franusich, Crescent City, CA When your bodywork goes too deep, you wind up getting the “Benz.” — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT That Dr. Colour Chip paint system didn’t quite work as ad- Ease up on the money thing and express more the “enjoyment.” — Jim Green, Shawnigan Lake, BC, CAN Love SCM and ACC, have a subscription to both. I dig when I open my mailbox and one of the magazines is there. Any chance you might consider adding a motorcycle magazine? I know you periodically cover bikes vertised. — Sam Mak, via email That’s about the same age I had my first shave too. — Roland Aviles, via email Photographic version of “Lipstick on a Pig” — Rick Hartbrodt, Costa Mesa, CA At Premiere European Auto Body, we only use the best Bondo. — Phil Stevens, via email Once again, someone trying to improve upon a Mercedes in the existing magazines, but many of us have bikes along with our cars in our collections and would be just as addicted to a magazine on motorcycles. Just a thought. Anyhow, thanks for the excellent work. — Jonathan Rader, Malibu, CA Is it possible to see one of the SCM detectives in action (like at B-J auction in Scottsdale)? — Charlie design retires defeated with nothing more than egg on his face. — Ward Witkowski, Marietta, GA The 2003 Bondo Brabus Mercedes sold poorly — despite being a big hit with body shops. — Mike Buettell, Friday Harbor, WA Bob Knapp wins an older SCM hat sprinkled with magical Bondo dust for punning James Bond into a German car. © Lawrence, Phoenix, AZ Have been a reader since 1994. Wonderful magazine! — Robert Mcelroy, Franklin Park, IL Race car features are great. Thorson is spoton. Also like Draneas, Kidston, Cumberford, Collier. Skip the American stuff. — Gordon Medenica, Pelham, NY A jolly good read, and the Pocket Price Guide has proved to be invaluable. — Jeremy Why, North Saanich, BC, CAN Always informative and interesting. SCM is my only car mag, and I am now programmed to feel a void a few days before each issue! — Jim Haynes, Sherwood, OR Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at myste-, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to 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. Terry Ballard

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster 1959 Jaguar XK 150S convertible S/N 1E11149. Old English White/black. 79,476 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Highly original and comprehensively restored Series 1 E-type that is a great choice for the XKE collector or enthusiast looking to compete in JCNA events; Featuring a 4-speed trans, triple SU carbs, new convertible top and bows, a period correct Blaupunkt AM-FM radio, set of five wire wheels. Includes Jaguar Heritage COA. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ Web: php/inventory/detail/461 (CA) 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible S/N 670391. Silver/navy. 59,087 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Early (#391) matching-numbers barn find. Has had a no-expense-spared concours restoration by Catz Automotive in 2002. Only driven 2,000 miles since. Updated brakes and transmission (original included). Iconic Jaguar that is very close to a 100-point car. Runs beautifully and is ready to drive or show. $120,000. Contact David, 412.600.9480, Email: (PA) 1953 Allard K3 roadster S/N T831417DN. Opalescent Dark Green/Biscuit. 32,433 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Exceptional numbers-matching car. Stunning color combo with Biscuit interior, top and boot. Stored away since 1974, the car received a recent proper nut-and-bolt restoration to the highest level. This investment-grade XK 150S is an excellent choice for the discerning Jaguar collector who demands the very best. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: detail/489 (CA) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster V8, manual. One of 63 cars produced. Wonderful history and a spectacular, well-documented restoration. Meticulously sorted and ready to drive anywhere. Eligible for every event on the planet. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: (CT) 1954 Arnolt Bristol Bolide roadster This car has a great history, always rust- and damage-free, low original mileage. Superbly restored by marque specilist. Comes with super rare original factory hard top, plus all tools, books. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: (CT) 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 sedan This striking car is well documented from new and spent much of its life in California. Black with black Connolly leather, rare sunroof, RHD. Meticulously cared for always. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: (CT) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I convertible S/N 84867. Fjord Green/brown. 5,000 miles. H4, manual. Stunning and correct final-year speedster. One of final 100 ever built. Numbers matching in one of the rarest colors. Very correct concours restoration by long time enthusiast as well as PCA Parade winner and Pebble Beach Concours winner. Complete with Kardex and VIN-stamped metal panels with original longitudinals. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: Web: (CA) 1973 BMW 3.0 CS coupe Red/black. Out of storage. Off to British Car Specialists. Car will soon be in very good condition. Price not yet determined. Contact Erich, 775.356.6132, Email: (NV) 1967 Aston Martin DB6 coupe Brown/brown. V8, automatic. Classic original brown paint with brown leather and factory sheepskin inserts. A fast, throaty, powerful 440, V8. Runs great. Driven daily. Rust-free, unrestored, Arizona car in fine condition. 60,515 original miles. SCM Investment grade “B”. Rapidly appreciating. $34,500 OBO. Contact Mike, 520.977.1110, Email: mike3407@ (AZ) German 1958 Porsche 356 speedster S/N 257613. Red/black. 1,601 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Perfect vehicle for your company logo/ advertising, runs and drives well, large space in a small package. $11,900. Contact Chuck, Central Classic Cars, 419.618.3855, Email: chuckputsch@ (OH) 1974 Jensen Interceptor III coupe 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I convertible 1969 Morris Minor 1000 sedan delivery This is the Arnolt factory prototype car, the very first built. The flawless restoration is very well documented. Car has all original tools, books, jack, spare. Fully sorted for real driving and eligible for everything. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: (CT) S/N P218707DN. Black/red. 912 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Beautiful, numbers-matching example, great color combo, recent engine and brake system rebuild. New aluminum radiator, exhaust system, 4-speed with overdrive, chrome wire wheels. Includes original tool kit. Experience a highly original and sought-after Jaguar example today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ Web: php/inventory/detail/451 (CA) S/N 1E15000. Carmen Red/Beige (with black top). 78,064 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Highly original, numbers-matching, California black-plate. Restored by Jaguar professionals. Striking color combo, rust and accident free, new Vredestein tires, recent servicing. Includes receipts dating back to the late ‘70s. Complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: Web: (CA) S/N 2250419. Chamonix/red. 133,000 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. SoCal car with frame-off restoration in 1999 and recent mechanical freshening. 3.5-liter FI engine, stainless exhaust. Sunroof, P/W and cold a/c. Marque specialist maintained and built, lightly patinated and with careful use. Runs and shows beautifully. $95,000 OBO. Contact Peter, Coupeking LLC, 310.849.8696, Email: Web: (CA) 150 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1974 BMW 2002tii coupe 1980 BMW M1 coupe tact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1982 Lancia Zagato spyder S/N 2736578. Atlantik Blue/Heilgrau. 150,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Euro market model with chrome bumpers. Rare Atlantik Blue/Heilgrau vinyl interior. Recaros. Recent cosmetic and mechanical refresh with new paint, trim and seals. Major mechanical service including pump and HVAC. All work done by knowledgeable marque specialists. Handsome example, excellent car. Many pics available. $43,500 OBO. Contact Peter, 310.849.8696, Email: coupeking@ Web: (CA) 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 convertible S/N 4301006. Orange/black. 13,000 miles. With only 399 street versions produced, the M1 ranks as a highly collectible exotic. This BMW M1 (Serial #006) is the first production M1 delivered to a dealership. According to the factory, it was actually the third car to go through final build out. The other was a prototype, and the last was used for crash testing. $550,000. The Werk Shop, 847.295.3200, Email: Web: www.thewerkshop. com (IL) 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo “Slantnose” coupe 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N ZLAFS00C9C0203924. Blue/black. 65,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. An honest original. Targa top w/ new Hartz cloth and window, “kid seats,” original leather interior, Blaupunkt radio, power windows, factory air, Chromadora Daytona wheels with good tires and strong mechanicals. $4,500 OBO. Contact Jim, 630.699.4700, Email: jamesmerrion@hotmail. com (IL) Japanese 1967 Datsun 1600 roadster S/N 20867S114531. Black/black. 39,520 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Two-Topper. Triple Black. NCRS. The last C1 solid-axle Corvette produced! When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 Contact Terry, ProTeam Corvette Sales, Email: Web: https://www. html (OH) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N 4752403994. Summer Yellow/Cinnamon. 41,425 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Never painted, two-owner, low-mileage, matching-numbers, fuel-injected 2.0-liter, with original drivetrain, paint, 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/rust spots on fender lips and lower door edges, retaining its original paint. Tub and battery box are rust-free. Front air dam has curb damage (new replacement included). Engine, transmission, CVs are recently serviced. Car runs well. New brakes (rotors, rebuilt calipers, pads). Many factory upgrades. Non-original Blaupunkt CD/stereo with amp and speakers, mounted without any holes cut to retain car’s originality (original stereo not available). Full details and additional images available on Web link. $19,500 OBO. Contact Steve, 503.887.8894, Email: Web: https://flic. kr/s/aHsjZ7Zy2f (OR) S/N WPOZZZ93ZJS050391. Guards Red/beige. 10,700 miles. H6, 4-spd manual. This car was purchased in Los Angeles new in 1988 and immediately exported to Tokyo, Japan. Still owned by the original owner. Mileage documented by official Japanese government inspection department. No modifications. Sunroof option. U.S.-spec car with catalytic converters. Car is still in Tokyo. A/C and heater. $275,000 OBO. Contact Gregg, Email: gblue@ (HI) Italian 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe Gray/black. I4, manual. Nice original black seats, all-new chrome; most rust-free car I’ve ever seen. New bright yellow canvas top, matching yellow wheels, new correct bias-ply tires. Old age and lack of finances force sale. A real head-turner. $14,000 OBO. Contact Kent, 575.336.4670, (NM) American 1932 Ford Ouelett roadster S/N 30867S121263. Blue/blue. 4-spd manual. Factory air convertible. Low miles. Original and unrestored! When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 $69,995. Contact Terry, ProTeam Corvette, Email: terry@proteamcorvette. com Web: Corvette-1963-1020G/1020G.html (OH) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback Beautifully restored and Ferrari certified. Freshly rebuilt motor from top to bottom by Bill Pollard. Absolutely turn-key, concours and rally ready. Con- Red/white. A well-restored and very real period hot rod with fascinating history, significant provenance and recently shown at Amelia Island. $99,500 OBO. Contact Andrew, LBI Limited, 215.459.1606, Email: (PA) A supremely original car with just one repaint over 40 years ago. Originally black, has 4-speed top loader installed in 1970. Runs and drives beautifully, never rusted, damaged, or tracked. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: deGarmoLtd. com (CT) It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. 152 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 350-hp convertible 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car T-top S/N 194677S112248. Black/black. Two-owner car. Body-off restored. Documented. When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 $129,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Corvette, Email: Web: https://www. html (OH) 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 435-hp T-top S/N 1Z8748S900123. Two-tone silver/8,761 miles. 4-spd manual. L82 with 8,761 actual miles. When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 $29,995. Contact Terry, ProTeam Corvette Sales, Email: Web: (OH) 1979 Ford F250 pickup S/N 194379S703632. Monza Red/black. 22,272 miles. 22,000 actual miles. Unrestored, excellent and documented. When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 Contact Terry, ProTeam Corvette Sales, Email: Web: (OH) 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup Red/red. 3,500 miles. Only 3,500 miles from new, time-capsule truck with all accessories and original documentation. Original paint and interior, untouched and absolutely new. Contact Andrew, LBI Limited, 215.459.1606, Email: sales@lbilimited. com Web: (PA) 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Wil Cooksey coupe US Postal Service Statement of Ownership and Circulation (Required by USC). 1. A. Title of Publication: Sports Car Market 2. Publication number: 011-578 3. Date of Filing: 9/28/15 4. Issue of Frequency: Monthly 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 6. Annual Subscription Price: $75 U.S. 7. Complete Address of Known Office of General Business Office of Publisher: 401 NE 19th Ave, Ste 100, Portland, OR 97232-4801 8. P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797 9. Publisher: V. Keith Martin, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Editor: Chester Allen, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Managing Editor: James Pickering, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 10. Owner: Automotive Investor Media Group, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR. V. Keith Martin, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 11. Known Beholders, Mortgages and Other Security Holdings Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages or Other Securities: None 12. N/A 13. Publication Title: Sports Car Market 14. December 2015 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation. 154 Average Number of Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months/ Actual Number of Copies of Single Published Nearest to Filing Date. A. Total Number of Copies (Net Press Run): 18,982/17,090. B1. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 11,172/11,142; B3. Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors and Counter Sales: 4,679/4,037. B4. By Other Classes of Mail through USPS: 0/0. C. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 15,851/15,179. D1. Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies included on PS Form 3541: 0/0; D2. Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies Included on PS Form 3541: 0/0; D3. Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS: 749/741; D4. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail (Carriers or other means): 1,851/650. E. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: 2,600/1,391. F. Total Distribution: 18,451/16,570. G. Copies not Distributed: 531/520. H. Total: 18,982/17,090. I. Percent Paid: 86/92. 16. December 2015 17. I certify that the statements made by me are complete and correct, Keith Martin. The finest original truck anywhere. Low original mileage, every document from new including all service receipts. A/C, power steering and brakes. Original manuals and tools. Flawless throughout. Contact Matt, Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: Web: (CT) Crystal Red/Titanium leather. 2,384 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Number 202 of 427 built for the U.S. market. Two-owner Wil Cooksey Z06 has 505-hp 427. Wil Cooksey edition-only interior, paint, graphics and spider rims. Super-low mileage. This car is perfect. Never driven in rain. Additional details and images online. $75,000 OBO. Contact David, Auto Archeologist, 860.398.1732, Email: E4WBrill@aol. com Web: (CT) © Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: (FR) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming-based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — Fast N Loud on Discovery, Dallas Car Sharks on Velocity and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. (OK) Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 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. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (AZ) 717.243.7855. 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. (PA) 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 Co. 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. Lucky Collector Car Auctions. 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 has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 (TX) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. (WA) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: Web: (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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 FOLLOW SCM Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, 156 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Sports Car Market Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. (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 like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. email: Twitter: @Motostalgia Sotheby’s is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with the industry’s largest expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. (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. (AZ) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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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:, (WA) 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. (CA) Appraisals CAR ART, INC. 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. (U.K.) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See website for locations and service descriptions. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) 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. (IN) Alfa Romeo Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. For over a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian”. (WA) We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at or call 949-433-0500 (CA) Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. (PA). Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best 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. (CA) Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: Buy/Sell/General collection valuations. email: Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. Automotive Restorations. Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. (CA) 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: 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. 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 web site or social media for new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers.. (CO) 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 most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full December 2015 Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer & 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, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit (CA) Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 (CA) 157

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: at When in Southern California visit Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. (MA) 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., (MA) our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: (MA) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- 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. com. (CA) 206.467.6531. Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. (WA) Luxury Brokers International. DeLorean Motor Company. Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales & service of 19501970s Classic European Sports Cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche & 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 factorytrained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years experience. (CO) 239.495.8550. The first franchise of the new DeLorean Motor Company. Celebrating our 10th year in business we are the South Eastern United States exclusive source for DeLorean Sales, Service, Restoration and Parts. We have the largest selection of DeLoreans for sale in the world numbering 20 or more at any time and stock a full parts inventory. 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., sales@ (PA) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc., of Monterey, California, pleased 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 (CA) Corvettes: 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: or visit our website: ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at! NCRS Member #136. The Stables Automotive Group. 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. Unit 56. At Unit 56 we love motorGullwing 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. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 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. (OH) 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 3 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) 158 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. Vintage Motors of Sarasota. Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. 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 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+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. (FL) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Collector Car Insurance today! 760.758.6100. (CA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812. We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling, give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. (CA) Classic Car Transport Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. 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, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at (FL) E-Type UK USA. An international specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 J.C. Taylor Insurance. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 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 shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. Collection Management 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 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 English Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). (PA) Carficionado Collection Manage- ment GmbH. Florian Seidl of Carficionado has been discreetly consulting to car collectors worldwide since 2002. We specialize in: • Collection Building • Collection Management • Investment Guidance • Restoration Supervision • Researching your car’s pedigree • Event Organization • Insurance • Experienced in coordination with trusts, family offices and institutional investors • Exceptional global market KnowHow • Proven track record including world record sales & Pebble Beach class wins for our clients Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 89 82030682 December 2015 Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit (MI) 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. (MA) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. (CA) 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 (NY) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–presen. (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows Hilton Head Island Motoring FesClassic 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 tival. 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 23rd to November 1st - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit 159

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Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: German Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307. Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. Radcliffe Motor Company. 410.517.1681. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exoticcar community, we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. Finance European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. or visit our website (CA) Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 (CA) Italian Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter. 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. (MN) Museums LeMay—America’s Car Museum Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle. 206.329.7070. Family owned and operated, Ferrari of Seattle is Washington State’s only Official Ferrari dealer. Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for new and pre-owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. (OR) dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We 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. 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, 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. 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. Leasing California Car Cover Company. Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or (CT) 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 for a free catalog. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. Woodside Credit. When financing 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 or call 888-354-3982. 160 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. (CA) Import/Export Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. Cosdel International Transportation. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, 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. celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. 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 LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care 844-GO-SPEED. Racing-Inspired Furniture, Ergonomic Racing Office Chairs, Streamlined Automotive Desks, Bar sets, Lounge Chairs, Bookcases, Tables & Accessories! Experience the highest quality custom furniture available. Designed by award-winning Designer Henri Lenterman. Using cutting-edge European design and style. 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Manufactured using the highest-quality materials & components. Now available with custom embroidery! Email: Website: tion of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November., 480-483-4682 or Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to Restoration — General Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email (CO) de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. (CA) 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: www.farlandcarscom Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. Suixtil- USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. For more information, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: (OR) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road, we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- Hahn - Vorbach & Associates Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. (PA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. Dresser Leathers. 201.889.7168. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collec- December 2015 Your source for vintage leather reproductions. Specializing in accurate reproduction of leather mirror/tire straps, luggage tie-downs and handles as well as custom leather accessories for the collector car investor. Service includes full buckle inspection, hand and machine polishing, dimensions measured to 1/32nd inch of original using the best harness leather from tanneries located in the USA. geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing 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 Volante Classics we rebuild notable European classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. Under his father’s and grandfather’s mindful tutelage, Roberto dedicated his life to coachwork. More than the craft itself, Roberto saw and felt the passion with which his father toiled. He came to America to perfect his art, working at one of the most prestigious firms for more than a decade. Only those who live and feel that same passion, and possess the highest degree of skill, can reach his level of excellence. Only they can restore the essence of a classic machine. © 161

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Super Lunchbox and Thermos This Superman lunchbox was in near-new condition, and it is unlikely it was ever taken to school Thought Carl’s Morphy Auctions, at their Toys, Dolls, Trains & Marbles auction on September 10–12, sold an incredible 1954 Superman lunchbox that was complete with the original thermos. After 34 bids it realized $17,000 including the 22% vig. We understand that these lunchboxes show up from time to time, but not in this condition. Other than some minor rubbing, it was in store-fresh condition. I doubt if a kid ever took this one to school, and at this price, I doubt if any kid will ever get his little hands on it. Here are a few other toys Morphy sold — plus some other cool vehicles we found: MORPHY AUCTIONS LOT 733—FORD SUNLINER CONVERTIBLE JAPANESE FRICTION TOY BY HAJI. Number of Bids: 24. Estimate: $3,000–$6,000. SOLD AT: $4,880. This 1956 Ford Sunliner made by Haji was in very nice condition and was finished in two-tone blue. It had its original hood ornament, and the only damage was a minor rub by the back seat. The big plus was the original box with its bold graphics. With the packaging, the price was more than fair. $1,279.54. Date: 7/26/2015. This 4-door Cadillac convertible was in exceptional condition and was complete with the original colorful box. It was 14 inches in length and had a rather weird flip-up antenna on the rear fender. The celluloid window was original, as were the twin fender mirrors. Large tin toys are very collectible, and having the packaging is a plus. However, this one did not get much traction and did not sell as well as the others we noted. $5,655.55. Date: 7/12/2015. This is the same tin litho motorcycle as described above, except it is without the box and has “Saturn” on each side of the gas tank. They appeared to be in equal condition, so the big difference is the packaging. For 15 large, I can do without the box, but to each his own. MORPHY AUCTIONS MORPHY AUCTIONS EBAY #391205044361—1961 4-DOOR CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE JAPANESE TIN TOY BY YONEZAWA. Number of Bids: 27. SOLD AT: LOT 751—IMPERIAL FRICTION TIN TOY BY ATC. Number of Bids: 29. Estimate: $6,000–$12,000. SOLD AT: $17,690. This 1962 Imperial is one of the most desirable Japanese tin toys made, and this one was complete with the very rare packaging. The box is 16 inches in length and the toy retains the original Imperial gun-sight taillights. There is a minor rub on the original whitewall tires and some minor scratches, but it is still very good. One of the best toys — but at a steep price. LOT 794a—JAPANESE TIN LITHO “ROMANCE MOTORCYCLE” BY I.Y. TOYS. Number of Bids: 39. Estimate: $3,000–$6,000. SOLD AT: $21,350. This seven-inch motorcycle was titled “Romance Motorcycle,” as noted on the original box, and “Romance” was on each side of the gas tank. It was in excellent condition, and the lady passenger had a flowing scarf. The box was the big deal here, and it added a bunch to the package. EBAY #111727771162— EBAY #141708859022— JAPANESE TIN LITHO “FRIENDLY MOTORCYCLE” BY I.Y. TOYS. Number of Bids: 58. SOLD AT: AGAJANIAN #98 INDY 500 RACE CAR BY YONEZAWA. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $2,950. Date Sold: 8/2/2015. This is the very desirable Agajanian Special version of this toy, with Troy Ruttman listed as the driver. It is the 18-inch toy of the race car that won the 1952 Indy 500 with Troy Ruttman at the wheel. There was a licensing issue and Ben Agajanian insisted that they stop using his name. The toy was reissued with the Champion name, and while the renamed version is desirable, this is the one to have — although it comes with a $1,000 premium. These toys are often faded, but this one is in very nice condition with some minor touch-up. ♦ 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; 162 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 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market