Sports Car Market March 2016

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Bonhams: Philadelphia, PA, U.S. 10/5/2015

High Sale: 1936 Wanderer W25K $319,000

Silverstone: Northamptonshire, U.K. 10/25/2015

High Sale: 1973 Porsche 911 $632,530

Bonhams: London, U.K. 10/30/2015

High Sale: 1903 Clement Model AC4R $637,980

Auctions America: Hilton Head Island, SC, U.S. 10/31/2015

High Sale: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC $638,000

Artcurial-Breist-Poulain Le Fur: Paris, FRA 11/1/2015

High Sale: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL $911,194

Motostalgia: Austin, TX, U.S. 11/7/2015

Keno Brothers: New York City, NY, U.S. 11/18/2015

High Sale: 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT $1,010,800

RM Sotheby's New York City, NY, U.S. 12/10/2015

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends March 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 3 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti $28,050,000 / RM Sotheby’s Ultra-rare, ultra-important, ultra-expensive by Stephen Serio 60 ETCETERINI by Tony Piff 62 100 112 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato $14,300,000 / RM Sotheby’s The story behind the story of a rarity’s sale GERMAN by Paul Hardiman 64 1968 Toyota 2000GT $683,200 / Keno Brothers A bidder acquires Japan’s best at a bargain AMERICAN by B. Mitchell Carlson 66 124 132 1953 EMW 327 Cabriolet $129,332 / Bonhams Buyer saves green on BMW’s red version RACE by Thor Thorson 68 1960 International B-110 Travelall $33,000 / Leake Airstream hauler at market-correct price NEXT GEN by Donald Osbor 72ne 138 by Steve Ahlgrim 58 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 198 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales 78 90 RM SOTHEBY’S New York, NY: 21 of 31 lots sell for a combined $73m at “Driven By Disruption” — Adam Blumenthal BONHAMS London, U.K.: 22 of 27 cars sell at The Bond Street Motor Car Sale for $13.4m total — Paul Hardiman KENO BROTHERS New York, NY: At the debut Rolling Sculpture auction, sales total $8.3m, and 20 out of 40 cars sell — Mark Moskowitz ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA: At company headquarters on the ChampsElysées, 62 of 76 cars sell for a combined $8.1m — Leo Van Hoorick SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K.: Sales reach $4.1m at this nothingbut-Porsche sale, and 38 of 57 cars race home to new garages — Paul Hardiman BONHAMS London, U.K.: A dozen centuryold cars come to market, and 10 of them sell, totaling $2.2m — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Motostalgia in Austin, TX; Auctions America in Hilton Head Island, SC; and Bonhams in Philadelphia, PA — Cody Tayloe, Mark Moskowitz, Adam Blumenthal acebook and look for updates and offers! 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super $60,884 / Bonhams A lucky buyer scores a huge deal on a very collectible racing Alfa Romeo 12 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary $504,000 / Keno Brothers Serious money for a car still in depreciation Cover photo: 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market

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48 A Visit to Modena Classic Works in Italy COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears The emotional patina of a treasured car doesn’t vanish during a physical restoration Keith Martin 38 Affordable Classic The Honda S600 was a great car that couldn’t get into the United States Jeff Zurschmeide 40 Collecting Thoughts Looking to 1985 and younger to build a $100,000 car collection Philip Richter 42 Legal Files If a restoration flies south, your best bet is to get the car to another shop John Draneas 44 Simon Says Monteverdi, a nearly forgotten Swiss supercar maker, has a surprise for SCM’s adventurous columnist Simon Kidston 70 The Cumberford Perspective This boxy, 4-door Alfa Romeo Giulia TI created less drag than just about any other car of its day Robert Cumberford 162 eWatch A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card sells for $525,800 Carl Bomstead Affordable Classic 38 FEATURES 48 Modena Classic Works: Restoring cars — and car writers — in the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley — Mark Wigginton 52 2015 Desert Concorso: Great cars in Palm Springs a week before the McCormick’s Collector Car Auction — Carl Bomstead 54 2015 St. Michaels Concours: Flying high in Maryland — Bill Rothermel DEPARTMENTS 18 Auction Calendar 18 Crossing the Block 24 Concours and Events: Amelia Island Concours, Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix, Avignon Motor Festival 26 Contributors: Get to know our writers 28 You Write, We Read: The cheap joys of the Fiat 850 Spider, more patina advice and Swede words 30 Display Advertisers Index 32 Time Pieces: The Zodiac Triple Calendar Moon Phase watch 32 Neat Stuff: Your car in perfect 1:18 scale, Automodello’s Dreams Engaged 1:24 models 34 In Miniature: 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster 34 Speaking Volumes: Carrera 2.7 104 Fresh Meat: 2016 Shelby GT350 coupe, 2016 BMW 428i convertible, 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed sedan 110 Rising Sun: Selected sales of Japanese collector cars 120 Glovebox Notes: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 150 Mystery Photo: “Prancer, Jeepster and Grumpy customize their college frat ride” 150 Comments with Your Renewals: “Why can’t you make it biweekly?” 152 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 156 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 14 Sports Car Market Mark Moskowitz

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin No Regrets in the Morning Cars are one of the few collectibles that deteriorate slightly each time they are used Cars are one of the few collectibles that deteriorate slightly each time they are used. There are only a certain number of times a starter will spin — or a generator will produce current. Engine bearings wear thin, and valve guides wear out. Suspension bushings degrade from use and age. Instrument cables lose their lubrication and start to squeal. Seat stuffing becomes compressed, and seams split. Simply put, cars physically wear out with use. Turn the page However, a car’s emotional patina, which has only a peripheral rela- tionship to the physical condition, never wears out. This Alfa has seen a long and productive life. It has taken my family and me on joyous trips throughout the western United States. Its scrapbook of memories is a full one, and there is another chapter about to be added. As Alex, Bradley and I flip through the pages that reflect the history Soon to be counting new miles and memories I ’m now into the restoration of my 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider over $50,000. What I have to show for it is a completely stripped body shell, with all the rust removed and damaged panels repaired. It is ready for paint and reassembly. As I wrote in my January “Shifting Gears” column, I have been wrestling with the competing paradigms of “don’t erase a car’s history” and “repair the damage and degradation resulting from a half-century of use.” There is no shortage of opinions about my decision. On one side, col- lector Jerry Seinfeld and SCM contributor Steve Serio have declared that I have “Botoxed and liposuctioned my car” and that there’s “not a chance in hell” that I’ll be happy with the outcome. On the other, subscriber Jordan Cohen wrote, “The Alfa doesn’t have memories, you do.” Others have pointed out that the restoration of this car is just another chapter in its life. Physical vs. emotional patina As we become more sophisticated in our collecting and the under- standing of our cars as historically important artifacts, the nuances of their past lives become more important. We have to learn to separate the care and feeding of the artifact — the car itself — from the memories it represents. For example, my 1965 Giulia Spider was not an untouched virgin that had slowly slid into a state of disrepair. It had already had major body work done to the right rear, including a used fender welded on top of the original after some sort of impact. The car had been completely repainted in a pleasing but not-quite- correct shade. (The original color, according to the Alfa factory records, was Grigio Mare, or Sea Gray.) The interior has been redone at least twice. The original engine and gearbox have been rebuilt, and the suspen- sion has been upgraded with Day Two modifications, including a larger sway bar, shorter springs and Koni shock absorbers. The Spider was hardly a candidate for a preservation class at any concours. The artifact itself had a patina that came from being in service for 50 years. But the car retained very few original surfaces. So by deciding to make the car right, what was I erasing? An incor- rect, not-very-well-done paint job from several decades ago? Backyard body shop repairs? Is that such a loss to automotive history? I think not. 16 of this car and the place it has played in our lives, the newest pages will reflect the restoration it is currently undergoing. “And here’s the rust we found in the floors, engine bay and trunk.” “Here’s where we replaced the incorrect brake master cylinder with an NOS unit.” “This is what the exhaust headers looked like after they were ceramic-coated.” The event-driven history of the car and the story it has to tell transcend its second-rate paint job and oft-redone interior. Its current restoration is simply a phase in its life — a critical and necessary phase if we are to stop its slow destruction via the tin worm — and preserve its essence for future generations. That essence is embodied in all the experiences we have had with the car — not in its surfaces. I’ve told Bill Gillham, the restorer, that I don’t want a 100-point car when he is done. Of course, the car will be spectacular compared to the state it was in when I brought it to him. It will have properly fitted body panels. The paint will be the correct, as-delivered color — and properly applied. The carpets and seating surfaces are already a decade old and have seen many miles. The instruments and bezels won’t be touched, and the steering wheel doesn’t need to be restored. So I expect that when I sit behind the wheel, my view won’t be so very different than it was when I brought the car to Bill. I will have traded my dollars for the assurance that I have stopped the structural disintegration from rust — and given the car another 50 — perhaps even 100 — years on this planet. Yet part of me is still sorry that I embarked on this restoration. The timing was poor, as I continue to struggle with bringing the 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale I bought last year back to life. The Giulia Spider Veloce was a running, driving car when I dropped it off at Bill’s, and I expected to spend $10,000 or so and drive it home with rockers repaired and trunk floor replaced. But that wasn’t to be. So while I am at peace with my decision to make this car right — and believe that I am serving the car and the automotive community well by my decision — it would have been okay if I hadn’t decided to take the car apart at this time. However, it would have needed to be taken down to bare metal at some point, and it just turned out that the time is now. The Alfa Spider hasn’t lost anything — it’s gained a new lease on life. It’s being prepared for another set of finishes, and, in a few months, it will be ready to make many more years of memories. In this case, the emotional patina is what’s being preserved, while the physical artifact is being restored. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted For more information about events marked with (*), see the SCM Insider’s Guide to the Spring Auctions, polybagged with this issue for subscribers. Star Car: 1933 Maserati 8C 3000 biposto at Bonhams’ Amelia Island sale Brightwells — Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles Where: Herefordshire, U.K. When: March 2 More: GAA — Classic Cars at the Palace Where: Greensboro, NC When: March 3–5 Last year: 351/502 cars sold / $7.7m More: Specialty Auto Auctions — Spring 2016 Loveland Colorado Where: Loveland, CO When: March 5 More: Coys — Spring Classics Where: London, U.K. When: March 8 More: Bonhams — The Amelia Island Auction* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 10 Last year: 65/82 cars sold / $15m Featured cars: • 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spider. Known history from new • 1935 Riley MPH roadster. The “Swiss MPH,” delivered new to Switzerland. The 16th and last built, owned for nearly 50 years by Bob Lutz • Star Car: 1933 Maserati 8C 3000 biposto More: 18 Auction Calendar Email auction info to: FEBRUARY 3—RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA 4—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 5–6—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 6—PETERSEN Salem, OR 13—COYS London, U.K. 19–21—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 22—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 23—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 24—H&H Leicestershire, U.K. 26–28—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 26–28—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 26–28—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA MARCH 2—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 3–5—GAA Greensboro, NC 5—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 6—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 8—COYS London, U.K. 10—BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL 11—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 11–12—SMITHS Cape Girardeau, MO 11–12—MECUM Kansas City, MO 11–13—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL 11–13—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 12—RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL 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. 12—MOTOSTALGIA Amelia Island, FL 14—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 18–19—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 18–19—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 19—BONHAMS Stuttgart, DEU 19—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 20—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 20—THEODORE BRUCE Sydney, AUS 26—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN APRIL 1–3—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL 8–10—BARRETTJACKSON West Palm Beach, FL 8–10—ELECTRIC GARAGE Edmonton, AB, CAN 9–COYS Essen, DEU 14–16—MECUM Houston, TX 15–16—BRANSON Branson, MO 15–17—LEAKE Dallas, TX 16—SILVER Portland, OR 19—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 19–20—H&H Duxford, U.K. 23—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Montgomery, TX 24—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 29–MAY 1—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 30—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Jeffersonville, IN Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies • 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO • Star Car: 1930 Cord L-29 convertible More: Shannons — Sydney Autumn Classic When: March 14 Where: Sydney, AUS More: Dan Kruse Classics — San Antonio 2016 Where: San Antonio, TX When: March 18–19 Last year: 56/144 cars sold / $736k More: Star Car: 1973 Jaguar XKE convertible with only 1,600 original miles, at Hollywood Wheels’ Amelia Island sale Gooding & Company — The Amelia Island Auction* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 11 Last year: 76/87 cars sold / $27m Featured cars: • Star Car: Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport. Shown at the 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. One of just 383 examples of the 6C 2500 Super Sport built (Gooding & Company estimate: $600k–$900k) More: Smith’s Auction Company Where: Cape Girardeau, MO When: March 11–12 More: Mecum Auctions — Kansas City Spring* Where: Kansas City, MO When: March 11–12 Web: Last year: 362/636 cars sold / $8.4m Hollywood Wheels — The Amelia Island Select* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 11–13 Last year: 114/138 cars sold / $14m Featured cars: • 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible • 2004 Porsche Carrera GT • Star Car: 1973 Jaguar XKE convertible. With just 1,600 original miles More: Electric Garage — Red Deer Collector Car Auction & Speed Show Where: Red Deer, AB, CAN When: March 11–13 More: RM Sotheby’s — Automobiles of Amelia Island* When: March 12 Where: Amelia Island, FL Last year: 99/101 cars sold / $60m 20 Star Car: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, U.S. delivery with rare factory air, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sports Car Market Featured cars: • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am. Successfully and extensively raced in period in both the U.S. and Europe, including at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $900k–$1.2m) • 1932 Packard Twin Six roadster. Long known as the Clark Gable car. Restored by former owner and Packard expert Tom Moretti to Pebble Beach Best in Class-winning condition ($650k–$800k) • Star Car: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. An original U.S.-delivery example with rare factory air conditioning, formerly the property of record producer Baldhard Falk and racing driver Louis Sellyei ($2.3m–$2.6m) More: Motostalgia — Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix Auction* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 12 Featured cars: • 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Silver Auctions — Arizona in the Spring* When: March 18–19 Where: Fort McDowell, AZ Last year: 76/162 cars sold / $850k More: Bonhams — The Mercedes-Benz Sale Where: Stuttgart, DEU When: March 19 Last year: 33/43 cars sold / $14.1m More: CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: March 19 More: Bonhams — Goodwood Members’ Meeting Where: Chichester, U.K. When: March 20 Last year: 49/64 cars sold / $6.4m Featured cars: • 1960 Maserati 3500 • Star Car: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (Bonhams estimate: $1.2m– $1.5m) More: Southern Classic — 42nd Semi-Annual Music City Spring Classic Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: March 26 More: ♦

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to MARCH CALENDAR 3–6 58th Good Vibrations Bakersfield March Meet, Bakersfield, CA; 16–19 64th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Sebring, FL; www.sebringraceway. com 19–20 SVRA Willow Springs Historics, Rosamond, CA; If You Need a Reason to Go to France... Your official excuse for a trip to the south of France is here, and its name is Avignon Motor Festival. During the weekend of March 25–27, grab a jambon sandwich, walk around the 400 exhibitors’ booths and enjoy the view of the 2,000 classic cars on display. For ticket and registration information, visit (FR) Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Offers Honors and Education The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will ride with fast company in 2016, as it is honoring legendary racer Hans-Joachim Stuck from March 11 to 13 at the Ritz-Carlton. The Porsche Driving Experience starts at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 11. A seminar, “The Power Brokers,” brings legendary engine builders from NASCAR, Indy Cars, Formula One and sports cars together at 3 p.m. in the Ritz-Carlton. On Saturday, the “BMW Drivers of the Ultimate Driving Machine” seminar starts at 10:30 a.m., and fa- mous BMW drivers, including Sam Posey, Brian Redman, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Bill Auberlen, will have plenty of interesting things to say. RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction starts at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Sunday, March 13, is dedicated to the Concours d’Elegance, which starts at 9:30 a.m. on the 10th and 18th fairways. A field of 225 amazing cars will delight at this world-class concours. Publisher Keith Martin returns as a judge. Attendees can see the famous 1949 “Rain Man” Buick Roadmaster convertible. The car played a central role in the 1988 “Rain Man” movie. For more information on other events taking place at the Ritz-Carlton during the weekend and for tickets, visit (FL) Four Days in Racing Heaven: Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix If you’re going to the Amelia Island Concours, why not stick around another four days and head to the Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix at the Fernandina Beach Airport for four days of vintage racing on a 2.1-mile airport road course? The fun starts on March 17 and racing continues through March 20. Cars invited to this inaugural event include pre-war race cars, sports cars and road-racing specials built before 1981. (FL) 24 Meet Publisher Martin at the Petersen “Meet Keith Martin at the Petersen,” featuring a seminar on collecting, will be hosted by the Checkered Flag 200 on Sunday, March 20, starting at 9 a.m. at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. Space is limited and it is open only to members of the Checkered Flag 200. For information on how to join the CF200, go to (CA) ♦ Sports Car Market Chad Tyson

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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, Reid Trummel, Alexandra Martin-Banzer CORRESPONDENCE Email Customer Support Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2016 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors PHILIP RICHTER, SCM Contributor, writes the weekly blog “Turtle Garage: Cars and Motorcycles with Stories.” He still owns the Honda 50 that sparked his love of nimble, motorized things. He collects vintage BMW motorcycles and German cars. He is Treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and President of Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC, a New York Citybased private investment firm. He also serves on several boards, including the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center, where he advises on the educational program and car collection. Please turn to p. 40 for his “Collecting Thoughts” on a $100,000 car collection. This is his first piece for SCM, and we hope to see many more. 26 LEO VAN HOORICK, SCM Contributor, is a publisher, automotive journalist and car historian in Brussels, Belgium. He is chief editor of Historicar, a magazine devoted to Belgian automotive history. He was involved in the publication of several books on automotive history and is the author of the catalog of the Brussels-based Autoworld Museum. Leo serves as a board member of the Autoworld Museum and of the Circuit des Ardennes commemoration rally, and he is a judge at concours such as the Dutch het Loo or the Zoute Grand Prix in Belgium. In his garage are several Lancia Aurelias. Turn to p. 112 for his report on Artcurial’s Paris Auction. TONY PIFF, SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer, has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His “Market Moment” column on p. 76 shares insights gleaned from editing SCM auction reports each month. His popular “Rising Sun” column (p. 110) keeps a pulse on the J-tin market. This month, he busts some myths, waves the Next Gen flag and dives deep into the Japanese psyche for his profile of a 1968 Toyota 2000GT on p. 62. DIGITAL AND BUSINESS Information Technology Brian Baker; 503.261.0555 x 215 SEO Consultant Michael Cottam; 503.283.0177 Financial Manager Cheryl Ann Cox; 503.261.0555 x 205 Strategic Planner Bill Woodard Executive Producer, SCM Television Roger Williams ADVERTISING Display Advertising Account Executives Darren Frank; 877.219.2605 x 214 Cindy Meitle; 877.219.2605 x 213 Advertising / Events Manager Erin Olson; 877.219.2605 x 218 Advertising Coordinator Jessi Kramer Classified Advertising SUBSCRIPTIONS Customer Service Coordinator Meredith Volk; 503.261.0555 x 217 To order new subscriptions or for questions about current subscriptions 877.219.2605, x 1;, fax 503.253.2234 M–F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST @SportsCarMarket

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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: You can’t imagine my gasp when I saw your column index quoting Cumberford as saying that the view from inside an Alfa SZ is better than the view outside Kudos to Cumberford and Hofberg To the Editor: Having owned and cherished two Alfa Giulietta SZs, you can’t imagine my gasp when I saw your column index quoting Cumberford as saying that the view from inside an Alfa SZ is better then the view outside (January 2016, p. 64). However, upon reading his critique of what turned out to be the later ES-30 SZ, I was relieved to see his comment that his favorite post-war Alfa was the original Giulietta SZ. He is once again held in my high esteem for having such good taste. I also want to thank Alex Hofberg for his excellent watch articles. I have bought two of my vintage watches after reading his reviews. 28 These two articles are further reasons why this magazine is special. — Oliver Collins, Toronto, ON, CAN Make it look real — not new To the Editor: I sympathize with Keith Martin about destroying the patina and history of his Alfa (January 2016, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). A suggested middle ground is to imitate showroom, or as-new finishes using original-type paints and interior materials. A wise friend said, “You can’t replicate mass production.” I agree, but one can avoid dripping chrome and wet-look paint. All too many cars have been ruined with show finishes. Make your Alfa look like it wants to be driven — not trailered home. — Michael FitzSimons, Greenwich, CT Fortunately, patina will return To the Editor: Relax. Well done. Patina is fine when it comes to an old “new” car that has been loved for many years (January 2016, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). Fortunately, you took the decision to have the KNOWN defects remedied, despite trepidation. And again fortunately, you are carrying out the work for yourself and your offspring — and not for financial reward. And yet again fortunately, you will be able to enjoy it for some years when it will regain its patina, providing that you continue to rack up some miles. I know not how much of the interior is salvageable, but the best of them may be okay. The car will need its service intervals maintained and doubtless different things will need replacing over the years. After all, rubber goes hard, modern gasoline destroys some materials, brakes wear out, tires need replacing, oil and filters need changing and so on. Of all the cars I have ever driven or been driven in, the best were not freshly restored, so it will take a year or more before you will really enjoy it again. Accept that, and then full enjoyment will set in. Then, the only question mark you will have will be: “Why did I not do that a few years earlier?” — Peter Marshall, via email Keith Martin responds: Sports Car Market Cymon Taylor © 2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Ad Index Amelia Island Concours ...................................................107 Aston Martin of New England .........................................117 Auctions America ...............................................................33 Auto Kennel ......................................................................141 Autosport Designs Inc ......................................................125 Barrett-Jackson ...................................................................21 Bennett Law Office ..........................................................149 Beverly Hills Car Club .....................................................129 Bonhams / SF ...................................................................4–5 Canepa ..............................................................................123 Cars, Inc. .............................................................................53 Centerline Alfa Parts.........................................................120 Central Classic Cars ......................................130 Charles Prince Classic Cars................................................85 Chequered Flag International ...........................................131 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...................................47 Classic Investments ..........................................................145 Classic Showcase................................................................93 Continental AutoSports ...................................................115 Cooper Technica, Inc. .................................................22, 117 Copley Motorcars .............................................................135 D. L. George Coachworks ..................................................91 Dan Kruse Classics ...........................................................109 DC Automotive ...................................................................82 DeLorean Motor Company Florida .................................147 Dragone Classic Motorcars, Inc. ........................................46 Driversource Houston, LLC .........................................10–11 ................................................................149 Electric Garage Auctions ..................................................103 European Collectibles.......................................................129 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ...............................................25 Exotic Classics ....................................................................88 Fantasy Junction .................................................................57 Ferrari Market Letter ........................................................151 Fourintune Garage, Inc .....................................................145 Gooding & Company .......................................................2, 3 Grand Prix Classics - La Jolla CA .....................................83 Greensboro Auto Auction ...................................................55 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance .........................97 Grundy Insurance .............................................................125 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ...............................................137 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. .........................................45 Hamann Classic Cars..........................................................87 Heritage Classics ................................................................51 High Mountain Classics ...................................................149 Hyman, LTD .....................................................................101 Images Auto Body ............................................................145 Intercity Lines .....................................................................43 JC Taylor ...........................................................................113 JJ Best Banc & Co ............................................................153 Keels and Wheels Concours ...............................................74 Kevin Kay Restorations .....................................................79 Kidston ................................................................................13 Kirk F White .....................................................................141 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance ..........................................95 Leake Auction Company ..................................................8–9 Legendary Motorcar Company ........................................123 Lory Lockwood ..................................................................89 Luxury Brokers International ...........................................137 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ....................................56 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ..........................................31 Mershon’s World Of Cars.................................................121 Motostalgia .........................................................................15 New England Auto Auction .............................................115 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions .....................................27 Park Place, LTD ..................................................................81 Passport Transport ..............................................................99 Paul Russell and Company.................................................39 ..................................................................127 Portland Swap Meet .........................................................111 Putnam Leasing ................................................................164 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...................................................71 Reliable Carriers .................................................................77 RM Sotheby’s .....................................................................19 Robert Glover, LTD ..........................................................119 RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars ..................148 Scottsdale Sports & Classic Motorcars ............................122 Shook Legal, Ltd. .............................................................147 Significant Cars ................................................................138 Silver Collector Car Auctions ............................................75 Sloancars .............................................................................35 Sports Car Market.............................................................143 Stoddard NLA-LLC ...........................................................29 Suixtil USA .......................................................................135 Symbolic International .......................................................17 The Finest Automobile Auctions......................................6–7 The Stable, Ltd. ..................................................................49 The Werk Shop .................................................................146 Tom Miller Sports Cars ....................................................145 Unit 56 ..............................................................................127 Vicari Auctions .............................................................36–37 Vintage Car Research .......................................................151 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................................105 Vintage Rallies ..................................................................131 ..................................................133 Watchworks ......................................................................151 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. .....................................................119 West Coast Classics, LLC ................................................133 WestWind European .........................................................151 Woodside Credit ...............................................................163 Worldwide Group ...............................................................23 Your Car In Diecast ..........................................................147 30 You Write We Read It was a beautifully designed, under-powered little car that was a hoot to drive Peter, what wonderful thoughts and perspectives. I agree that there is a vast difference between preserving a solid, untouched original and performing invasive — but necessary — work that will allow a car to be healthy and usable for another generation to enjoy. Swede words indeed To the Editor: Got a kick out of the cover of the January 2016 cover of SCM with “The Need for Swede.” Volvo must have noticed because they stole your idea. Their recent ad reads “Victory is Swede.” Did they ask your permission? — John McNulty, Plainfield, NY Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: John, not much is new in the world of wordplay, and I’m pretty sure there’s a 20-year-old T-shirt out there printed with “The Need for Swede.” We’re just happy we made you smile. Cheap Fiat fun To the Editor: It was fun to read the article on the little 1971 850 Spider in your February 2016 issue (“Affordable Classic,” p. 44). I worked in a Fiat dealership during the early 1970s and have loved the car since then. As you point out, their weaknesses are many, not the least of which was structural rust. Ultimately, I believe there was a total car recall in the late 1970s where Fiat would simply buy the car back (for not much money). Even at the time, the car was cheap enough that if it got to be too much of a hassle, you could, as a co-worker of mine pointed out, “drive it to the dump and walk back.” In the meantime, it was a beautifully designed, under-powered little car that was a hoot to drive. The top worked easily, and there was no boot to fiddle with, although the metal cover always suffered a great deal from people who thought it would be a good place to sit. The car pictured in your article is once again on the auction block — this time at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. It is clear by the description on the Auctions America and Barrett-Jackson websites that it is the same car. The photos also show the same misalignment of the front bumper guards. It will be fun to see what happens and whether or not the California buyer paid all the money the first time. Once Scottsdale 2016 is over, you might want to do a brief follow-up on the outcome. My guess is that there may not be much enthusiasm for this sweet little car — not because of its presentation, but simply because it has drifted into anonymity. —Scott Johnston, Fort Dodge, IA ♦ Sports Car Market Robin Adams ©2015, courtesy of Auctions America

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Although it is now a subsidiary A Killer’s Watch? of the Fossil Watch Company as a fashion/sport watch label, the Zodiac Watch Company was originally established by Ariste Calame in Le Locle, Switzerland, under his own name in 1882 and then renamed Zodiac in 1908. Zodiac first made pocket watches, but as fashion shifted and watches found their way onto wrists in the 1920s, Zodiac’s product mix shifted to watches intended for wrist wear. Zodiac made relatively high- quality movements to the trade but gained no particular notoriety until the 1949 Basel watch fair, where they introduced what may have been the world’s first self-winding wrist watch that featured a power-reserve indicator on the dial. The indicator shows the power stored in the mainspring, and it is typically measured in remaining hours of run time. That 1949 watch was known as the Zodiac Autographic. Also introduced at that time was a precursor to the watch pictured, a self-winding watch featuring a calendar called the Zodiac Datographic. In 1953, Zodiac introduced one of the first purpose-built dive watches ever created — the Zodiac Sea Wolf. The Sea Wolf featured a rotating bezel to indicate elapsed time for monitoring dive safety, a self-winding movement and a calendar. The case gasket protected the watch to depths of 200 meters, and the watch was marked “Especially Water Tested” on the case back. The Sea Wolf was a commercial success, as it garnered market share with divers Neat Stuff by Tony Piff A Custom Body Shop Working in 1:18 Scale Starting with mass-produced diecast models, John Fox customizes paint, bodywork and pretty much any detail you can think of to create one-of-a-kind replicas of real cars. Says Fox, “My skill level allows me to scratch-build parts not available to others, so I can replicate a customer’s real car as accurately as possible. Custom hoods, spoilers, convertibles, interiors — if you can provide photos, I can replicate it.” Turnaround time can be as little as 30 days. The average diecast replica project runs about $500 but can range from as little as $50 to over $2,000. For more information, call 480.360.4900, or visit www. Before Automodello’s 1:24 Timbs Streamliner Few cars are as outrageous and over-the-top as After the 1948 Timbs Streamliner. The 17-foot-long body of this car flows like a frozen ocean swell. Your chances of seeing this car on the road are exactly zero, but Automodello’s 1:24-scale model is an exquisite consolation. This limited-edition model is just one of a fleet of high-quality 1:24 models of Duesenbergs, Packards, Delahayes and other great cars. Prices in the Dreams Engaged line range from $119 to $149, which is exceptional value for a great model. Each car comes with a display case, and part of each sale goes to a worthy nonprofit group. ♦ 32 Sports Car Market Details Production date: 1965 Best place to wear one: This is a great Sunday-go-to-meeting watch, and it is perfect for any “Mad Men” cocktail party Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: is best): — and with consumers who were eager to purchase what was an early tool watch. The Sea Wolf also was incred- ibly popular with GIs serving in Korea and Vietnam, as the mechanisms were well-sealed, shockresistant and built to withstand quite a bit of abuse. The notorious Zodiac killer, who murdered at least five people in Northern California from 1969 through the early 1970s, adopted the Zodiac watch’s name and logo — a circle with a cross inside. The killer, who called himself Zodiac, taunted the media and the police in a series of letters containing threats, symbols (including the Zodiac logo) and cryptograms that were said to offer clues to his identity. Although the case remains unsolved, one suspect wore a Sea Wolf that had been a gift from his mother a year or two earlier. The pictured Triple Calendar Moon Phase model was also a significant success for Zodiac. The watch offered a rare combination of elegance and technical complexity. The watch displays day, date and month with moon phase. It features a rugged self-winding movement and, as the case is gold-filled, a reasonable price tag. A further interesting side note regarding this particular watch is the personalized inscription on the case back, “I Hate This Fucking Place – PI – 65 /66 – Scotty.” Given the message and the time frame, it is easy to assume Scotty was serving in the military somewhere in Asia. The inscribed “PI” is U.S. Marine Corps jargon for the Philippines. Many Zodiac watches were sold at overseas post exchanges. The Zodiac pictured is a prime example of a modestly priced, well-made watch with complications that has features found on moreexpensive watches. Zodiac Triple Calendar Moon Phase watches, often in excellent condition, sell for $600 to $900.

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster I’ve always had a soft spot for Lotus. When I considered buying an old one for daily use, some of my friends thought that soft spot was in my head. Well, with cars like the Exige, those days are long gone. It is one of the best cars they have ever built, it is truly a pure sports car and I would like to have one. Our model here is a new 1:18-scale re- lease from GT Spirit, and also happens to be one of the best models they have made. I am always impressed at how this model manufacturer consistently delivers beautifully rendered, accurate miniatures of some great cars. They also deliver great value at reasonable prices. GT Spirit has managed to combine fantastic accuracy, a good level of detail, virtually flawless fit and finish, and low prices. Not an easy accomplishment. As with all GT Spirit models, this is a mid-volume production piece, curbside, made of resin. Body and stance are perfect, and the smooth, high-gloss “arrest me red” paint finish is superb. The wheels and tires are staggered sizes Model Details Production date: 2015 Quantity: 1,000 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: front and rear, and the tires have accurate tread patterns. While I realize that tire licensing is always an issue, I do still wish that proper sidewall detailing was there instead of none. The wheels are clean, crisp castings with delicate little yellow, green and chrome emblems Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Carrera 2.7: The Soul of the Legendary Carrera 2.7 RS Lives on Within the Carrera 2.7 MFI by Ryan Snodgrass, Parabolica Press, 406 pages, $399.99, Amazon One hot topic in the auction world is the astounding growth of values of the Porsche 911. And of the 911 production cars, the RS is considered by many to be the quintessential 911. All of which led to a ’74 911 Carrera 2.7 RS MFI hammering at RM Sotheby’s Monterey this year for $374,000. For those of you unfamiliar with the intrica- cies of the 911 world, you now have a source as detailed and informative as you can imagine in Ryan Snodgrass’ deep dive into the history of one of the rarer examples: the Carrera 2.7 MFI. The Carrera 2.7 RS was introduced in 1973, as Porsche focused more energy on racing production cars (the RS is for Rennsport, or racesport). Many of the original RS orders were part of a sleight-of-hand trick the factory used to get to the 500 cars needed for Group 4 homologation, with buyers filling out an order form for the race version, then amending it at the dealer for a conversion to the touring setup. By 1970, the end of the “long-hood” era for the 911 was at hand, with the body redesigned to incorporate safety bumpers, and bringing in the famous whale tail spoilers on some models (not allowed in Germany thanks to the safety bureaucrats). The Bosch mechanical-injected 1974 MFI was not sold in the U.S., with 2.7s coming here using CIS (Continuous Injection System) to meet federal smog laws and mileage standards, thanks to the first Arab oil embargo. Bravely, Porsche continued to make high-performance cars in a world mad for economy. 34 Not being a domestic offering, the Carrera 911 RS 2.7 MFI has been a quiet outlier, though the auction world is catching up. For Snodgrass, the MFI was the perfect story, a way to tell the entire RS tale using a deep focus on one particular model. It’s a massively researched and illustrated history — and as good as the car. Provenance: There is amazing detail that can only come from factory records, and Snodgrass had great access to them, as well as to Porsche fanatics from around the world. Fit and finish: Beautifully printed, with more than 700 color photos, all packed into a quality slipcover; the book is hefty, smart and well designed. Drivability: There is no shortage of superficial motoring books, collections of images with the odd fact or two. These are the kinds of books that give you 10 minutes of pleasure and are never considered again. At the other extreme, there are the arcane, detailed single-marque or model collections of obscure facts and serial numbers — of little value except to the other guy with the car. But in Carrera 2.7, Snodgrass has created the middle ground, a readable look at a special time at Porsche, built around one specific model. There is plenty of detail for the potential owner or restorer as well, but first and foremost, it’s a good read. ♦ Sports Car Market in their centers. The emblems are clear-coated metal. One of the same emblems is also on the nose. Looking through the spokes, you’ll see the huge vented brake discs along with black calipers with the LOTUS name in white. The model does roll, so take care when placing it on any surface. Viewing into the sparse interior is easy, and you will not be disappointed. All surfaces have correct finishes, including the simulated weather stripping. The dashboard is complete, and if you are like me, you will love the tiny multi-colored Lotus emblem on the steering wheel, which is smaller than the other emblems. Separate cloth shoulder belts with photo-etched buckles are in place. This is another example of why I am impressed with this company always delivering more detail/value for low cost. They don’t skimp. The top of the engine with chrome-finished LOTUS across can be seen when peering through the rear glass with defroster lines. Surrounding the rear glass is photo-etched correctly patterned metal screening, which is also within all front, rear and side vents. The mirrors have Mylar inserts, and yes, all of the lights look like they would actually work. A superb model at only about $108. Want more? Then buy a 1:1 Exige.

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Affordable Classic 1964–66 Honda S600 A Sexy Beast Without an Entry Ticket The Honda S600 had the stuff for success, but Honda couldn’t break into the U.S. market by Jeff Zurschmeide 1966 Honda S600 — a $34,100 sale at Barrett-Jackson in September T he Honda S Series was Honda’s first real foray into automobile production. Japanese Keiretsu politics threatened to limit Honda to motorcycle produc- tion only, so the company started the S600 as part of a broad development effort — one that led to greatness with the Honda Civic a few years later. But in the early 1960s, Honda was still finding its way into the automobile market. Japanese motorcycle and automobile makers in this era had simultaneous tendencies to copy established designs and to innovate and greatly improve those designs. That’s why the S600 looks so familiar on the surface — and is entirely unique under the skin. At a glance, the 1964–66 Honda S600 looks similar to the Austin-Healey Sprite or MG Midget of the same era, but what it really resembles is the Innocenti 950 Spider, designed by Ghia on the Austin-Healey platform. However, the resemblance to the European models is only skin deep. Under the hood, you’ve got a completely different car with some eye-opening technology that was well ahead of its time. High revs, low weight First, Honda used its motorcycle mojo to gift its little roadster with a water-cooled 606-cc 4-cylinder DOHC engine with a single-throat carburetor for each cylinder. Combined with needle bearings, all that made the S600 engine good for 57 horsepower and an eye-popping 8,500 rpm redline. The S600 could reach a top speed of 90 mph, but with such a small displacement, engine torque was mostly nonexistent. So the Honda designers borrowed Colin Chapman’s design philosophy and added lightness. The S600 tips the scales at just 1,576 pounds, which is extra impressive, given that the car uses a traditional body-on- 38 Details Years produced: 1964–66 Number produced: 11,284 Current SCM Valuation: Median price, $39,190; high sale, $44,280 Pros: You’ll have the only one in town Cons: Unicorn parts availability Best place to drive one: Anywhere with sun and without hills A typical owner: A collector looking for something unusual Sports Car Market frame design with big drum brakes at all four corners. The front suspension was set up with a fairly typical torsion bar and dual A-arm layout, but the rear end is entirely unique. A traditional 4-speed manual transmission is mounted longitudinally behind the engine, with a driveshaft that comes back to a solid rear axle, but that’s where any similarity ends. The rear axle assembly is fixed to the chassis, and the axle tubes end in enclosed chain-drive units that move independently — much like trailing arms. The rear suspension consists of tall, coil-over shocks mounted at the back of the chain-drive units. The result is an independent rear suspension that moves vertically without Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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models made it to Canada. Thus, any S600 you find in the United States was individually imported after retail sale elsewhere. In 1967, the S600 was replaced with a mostly similar S800 with a larger engine, but that car really didn’t do any better on the market, and it was several years later before Honda struck it big in the hatchback business. Look out for the SM600 package Another variation to keep in mind is that both the S600 coupe and convertible were available in an upgraded trim called the SM600. Among other features, the SM600 trim included reverse lights, radio, heater and cigarette lighter. If you’re looking at an S600 with any of those good- ies, it’s likely to be the upgrade model. Judging by the photos showing heater hoses and camber change, and a short final drive ratio designed to take advantage of the revhappy engine. An English cockpit In the cockpit, the similarity to British sports cars is obvious. By the look of it, you could unthread the stock Honda shift knob and install it on a Sprite or MGB — and few could spot the difference. The S600 received a Nardi-style wood-rimmed steering wheel and an attractive black padded dash with a contrasting gauge panel insert and a full set of gauges and toggle-switch controls. Any European sports car enthusiast will feel right at home in this car. A hard-top coupe The S600 was also bodied as a fastback coupe. The coupe is the same car under the skin, but Honda gave it a hard top reminiscent of the Triumph GT6. Just 11,284 of the little convertibles and 1,800 coupes were made from 1964 to 1966. Almost all of those were RHD for the Japanese domestic market, but some LHD reverse lights, our subject car — from last fall’s BarrettJackson Las Vegas auction — is actually an SM600. This car, Lot 66.1, sold for $34,100 on September 25, 2015. Rare and little-known in the U.S. The bottom line is that the Honda S600 had all the right stuff for success, but at that time Honda could not break into the United States market with the convertible or its coupe sibling, so the cars have been largely unknown here. Prices for the S600 line have been rising steadily, with at least one recent sale peaking into the $44,000 range. The subject sale looks like a nicely restored car that’s all there and looks great, so we’ll call this one well bought at $10,000 less than the high-water mark for the model. ♦ March 2016 39

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Collecting Thoughts A $100,000 Car Collection $100k Buys a Lot of Post-1985 Fun Five blasts from the recent past don’t promise stratospheric gains — but offer rubber-on-the-road good times by Philip Richter 3. 1990 Mazda Miata Some Austin-Healeys have hit the solid six-figure range. Oddball Fiat Jollys? Untouchable. Even special-edition “crap cars,” such as the Pacer V8, Gremlin X and Cosworth Vega are catching a bid. What is an enthusiastic collector to do in today’s pricing environ- C ment? Thanks, Uncle Ludwig! Imagine this. Your long-lost Uncle Ludwig has died and left you $100,000. His will has one stipulation: You must spend it all on collector vehicles. So what should you buy? You have options. You could buy one vehicle or assemble a mod- est collection. To me, spending Uncle Ludwig’s money on one car is the less-appealing approach. You could buy a 10-year-old Bentley Continental GT or a Ferrari 308/328, but one lonely car isn’t much of a garage, and those examples don’t even fall into the truly collectible category. The concentrated single-car strategy is high risk — and not much fun. I like variety. In the world of professional investing, The Prudent Man Rule requires diversification. From a lifestyle perspective, there’s something special about having a collection that gives you options for weekend fun — car shows, driving or riding, and maybe above all, meeting like-minded collectors and enthusiasts. I’d spread Ludwig’s cash around and create a fun and usable garage that has a chance of modest appreciation over the next decade. With a little creativity, you can build an attractive garage for a hundred grand. 40 ollector car prices are climbing steadily northward. Even the once-affordable end of the market is rapidly moving out of reach for some. Oil-dripping, barn-find MGs are fetching real money. Each one built after 1985 My criteria are simple: The vehicles must be thoroughly enjoyed; that means they need to be fun and drivable. The vehicles must have a bespoke characteristic or particular his- torical significance. The recommendations that follow are cars and motorcycles I own. Now, there are two caveats. I love early 1930s Packards, 1950s Chevy Bel Airs, Italian exotics, and even a few 1960s muscle cars. But I have German blood in my veins, and I gravitate to BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. I’m also a child of the 1980s — a time of radical auto-industry transformation, as the residue of Nader’s Unsafe At Any Speed finally wore off, and an automotive renaissance in power and style began to unfold. I grew up coveting the holy-grail Porsche 959, the angular wedge- like 1987 Toyota MR2, the high-revving 1987 VW GTI 16V, the wide-body homologation 1988 BMW E30 M3, the refined Acura NSX, the hulking, Lotus-powered Corvette ZR-1, the all-wheel-drive 1990 Porsche Carrera C4 coupe and Bob Lutz’s “parts bin” V10 1992 Dodge Viper. If you consider cars built after 1985 as uncollectible, you should probably stop reading here. Otherwise, here’s what I’d buy with Ludwig’s cash. Four cars and a motorcycle that are a blast to drive — and that stand a fighting chance of increasing in value: 1 1987–88 BMW M6: $25,000 will buy a decent, non-gray-market version of this late 1980s German supercar. It was the first true M car for the U.S. market, and it defines the term “Q-ship.” The hand-built M motor is a sibling of the legendary M1 supercar powerplant. Several Sports Car Market

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1. 1988 BMW M6 2. 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E cows gave their hides to upholster the opulently tailored interior. Beware: An abused and under-maintained example will force you into Chapter 7 liquidation. Be patient and buy the best one you can afford. They’re out there. Don’t settle for a non-M version 633 or 635 CSi, as those will always just be used cars. 2 1992–94 Mercedes 500E/E500: $25,000 will get you an excellent example. Most of these cars have been driven, so expect high mile- age. But don’t let this deter you, as this car is practically immune from time, miles and wear. Its bank-vault build quality is the result of an 18day production process in collaboration with Porsche. Significant because of its pre-AMG history and Porsche-built pedigree, this is one of the best-driving Mercedes sedans of all time. Wide fender flares and a low stance give the car a sinister and almost shark-like appearance. A total of 10,479 were produced, and in its final and best year (1994), only 364 made it to America. Generally, collectors shy away from sedans and favor open cars. However, the 500E/E500 is the rare exception to the rule, and in my book, it gets a pass. My 1994 E500 has provided 90,000 trouble-free, memorable miles. It still runs as fast and tight as it did when it left Zuffenhausen. Try to find a 1994 model, and don’t be turned off if it has over 100k on the clock. 3 1990 Mazda Miata: $10,000 will buy a pristine low-mileage, vertible back to America. It also defined the modern, affordable, reliable and stylish two-seat sports car. The Miata is as pure as a two-seat open sports car can be. When it launched in 1990, dealer markups were stratospheric, and celebrities got in line. Today, high-quality, low-mileage, first-year examples are getting harder to find. Miata racing enthusiasts are snapping up first-generation cars. I have other cars with five times the horsepower in my garage, but for a fun Sunday drive on twisty country roads, the Miata is hard to beat. The power-to-weight ratio is perfect. The car is lively and nimble. Its engine is small and efficient — but not underpowered. Early Miatas are well built and very reliable, and parts are inex- pensive and readily available. Yes, it’s hard to make an investment case for something with commodity-level production numbers. Still, even a very modest increase in valuation over the next 10 years would, 4. 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG first-generation Miata. This car single-handedly brought the con- on a percent-change basis, result in a good investment, given the low price of entry. I feel moderately confident that demand will grow for low-mileage, first-generation examples. But I’m 100% certain that this Miata will dramatically increase the fun quotient of your garage. 4 2003–06 Mercedes SL55 AMG: A clean, low-mileage 55 can be had for $30,000. The car is a 500-hp supercharged land missile that has reached the bottom of its depreciation curve. With its throaty growl, tank-like build, and absurd horsepower, it’s basically a Chevelle SS with German engineering and style. Steve Jobs was known to drive his SL55 all over Palo Alto with no license plates. Each engine was hand-built at AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, and autographed by one of their 50 Master Engine Builders. The 8-cylinder motor has a twin-screw Lysholm-type supercharger and is mated to a durable, tractor-like 5-speed automatic. In a road test review in 2003, Car and Driver lamented that no tires existed to handle the SL55’s theoretical 208 mph top speed. The retractable hard top is a prayingmantis-like sensation of engineering in motion. My 2003 SL55 has only 13,000 miles and has been trouble-free. 5 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000S: $10,000 will buy a perfect sub4,000-mile example of this groundbreaking Italian superbike. Priced at $24,000 when new, the F4 was hard to find and had a steep price of entry. Featured in the Guggenheim lobby during the famous 1998 “Art of the Motorcycle” exhibit, the Massimo Tamburini-designed F4 still causes a sensation. Its futuristic, minimalist lines are truly motorcycle art. The F4’s 4-cylinder engine shares bloodlines with a Ferrari F1 motor. This bike is a timeless classic with enough performance to put your eyeballs in the back of your skull — try 0–60 mph in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. (Warning: you will have to hunt for the right technician to work on it.) And in a twist of MV Agusta history, Mercedes-AMG recently acquired 25% of the company. It’s a brand we’ll likely be seeing a lot more of. So there you have it. Thanks to Uncle Ludwig, you can have a German super coupe, a four-seat Porsche-built bahnstormer, a nimble retro-modern sports car, a Mercedes convertible supercar, and one of the most extraordinary Italian motorcycles ever produced. Not a bad garage for a hundred grand. Go ahead and make Ludwig proud! ♦ 5. 2005 MV Agusta F4 1000S Tamburini The Tamburini is a special edition of the F4 March 2015 41 Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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Legal Files John Draneas When Restorations Go Bad If the shop is not doing the job right — or at all — get the car and take it somewhere else Nine years and $300,000 later, it appeared that all that had been accomplished was that the car had been fully disassembled and the parts incompletely cleaned. The owner looked for legal help. The smart strategy was to just go get the car back from the shop. It didn’t look like there was any way the shop was ever going to complete the project — no matter how many chances were given. There was no sense factoring in the money that had already been paid to the shop. That was properly viewed as lost money — and the subject of legal action to recover. The unfortunate owner had no real choice other than to take the pieces somewhere else and start all over from dollar one; otherwise, this car was never going to get finished. Mechanic’s liens The shop owner was initially D compliant — but then lawyered isputes involving car restoration work are definitely in the upper echelon of the “Legal Files” Top 10 Hit Parade. That shouldn’t be surprising. Restorations have many elements that can easily lead to disputes: 1. It is really hard to know up front what level of work and cost most restorations are going to involve. For example, how deep the “surface rust” really goes can’t be discovered until you take things apart. No one has a crystal ball. 2. Given the estimation difficulties, many projects are handled on a time-and-materials basis. Although logical, that can reduce the incentive to work efficiently. Most shops pay their workers on the basis of their billable hours — in effect splitting the billings with them. That adds a second layer of disincentive toward efficiency. Writing off time means the worker gets paid less and, if the customer later complains about the cost, adjustments require a worker “refund.” The shop owner feels pressure in both directions. 3. Restoration work can be very profitable. In strong markets, such as today’s, unqualified “restorers” can be drawn into the industry. Similarly, capable craftsmen become very hard to find, and shops often have little choice but to use less-experienced labor than they would prefer. 4. Strong markets also bring people into the hobby that don’t really know very much about collector cars at all, let alone what a restoration can actually entail. Put that all together, and it may be surprising that we don’t see even more lawsuits. Unlucky first-timer Our office recently assisted a first-time collector who had grown unhappy with the work of a restoration shop. The shop quoted a fixed fee of $250,000 and warned that the project could take two years to complete. 42 up. The expected immediate response was that the car would not be released because it was subject to a lien on the part of the shop. State laws routinely give repair shops lien rights on cars they work on. If the shop has not been paid, it does not have to release the car to the owner. If payment is not received within a specified time after demand is made (typically 60 days), the shop can sell the car to get its bill paid, with any excess going to the owner. In addition, the shop is able to add storage charges to the lien, and usually its attorney fees and costs. Lien laws put the shop in a powerful position, but the owner does have some bullets to shoot. First, the owner can pay the shop, take the car, and then sue for a refund. This is often unappealing, as the shop may not have the money to give back in the end. Second, the owner can post a bond for the amount owed (often a multiple such as 150% is required) and file suit to challenge the amount owed. Posting the bond forces the shop to release the car, as the bond becomes the shop’s collateral. Perhaps most importantly, the shop may no longer be able to recover its legal fees unless the restoration contract or some other provision of state law provides for it, which is not always the case. Third, the owner can recover damages if the lien was invalid due to no liability, violation of state laws in connection with the work or the lien, and so on. Our first-timer’s local counsel was able to get the car released by making clear that a bond would be posted and by stressing the third bullet. The validity of the lien was questionable given the initial fixed-price estimate, the obvious questions about how much work could really have been done given the lack of progress, the inclusion of a $5,000 charge to photograph all the parts before releasing them, and the shop’s treatment of its legal fees as restoration costs. Sports Car Market

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Get the car Once it appears that the shop is just not going to do the job right or at all, the best thing to do is get the car and take it somewhere else. It is often a bad idea to try to get the shop to do the work it has thus far been unable or unwilling to do. A very experienced SCMer, who is probably now kicking himself for not knowing better, sent two race cars to a shop for engine rebuilds. Our collector had used this shop before with good results, but a move to another state and resulting personnel losses appeared to have been detrimental to their performance. Things got heated after a surprise visit to the shop disclosed that the engines were in disorganized pieces and mostly nothing was happening. Payments to date had exceeded $100,000. Litigation ensued and got serious with the shop’s attempt to sell the cars at a lien foreclosure sale that our collector’s attorneys had to stop. Ultimately, after over $100,000 of legal expense, the dispute was settled with the shop paying $80,000 to the collector and agreeing to complete the engine rebuilds at no additional charge. You guessed it — the shop made no effort to complete the rebuilds, so the parties are back in court. The shop wants to just pay damages of $10,000 and let someone else do the work. Our collector is happy to take the work elsewhere, but claims it will cost $106,000. What are they thinking? Why would a shop accept work from a paying customer and then just never do it? It boggles the mind, but it does happen. Based upon a number of experiences, but admittedly without the benefit of a formal degree in psychology, “Legal Files” has concluded that the cause often boils down to two possibilities: The shop isn’t capable of doing the work, or it just doesn’t want to. The fear that comes from knowing you agreed to do something you aren’t really capable of doing can be debilitating. Mix in some unfounded ego and pride, and denial can easily follow. The shop can’t do the work, and it can’t admit it can’t, so the work just sits. Add in a trusting out-of-area owner, and bills and photographs can be manufactured that create the appearance of progress. Loss of interest in the project can come from several sources. It can be a poor relationship with the customer. It can be from having taken an unappealing job just for the money. It can also be a loss of the only employee who was interested in doing that type of work. Whatever the cause, the result is the same. Your project is never going to get finished properly. Your best bet in such a situation is to cut your losses. Take the car elsewhere, start over with the new shop, and get good legal advice. To preserve your legal case, you need to preserve the evidence. You have to photograph and catalog everything, so you can prove the condition of the project when stopped and what was done, not done and missing. The shop must be put on notice — and given the opportunity to periodically inspect the work as the new shop does it. You also need an expert witness, preferably not the new shop owner, who can testify about the condition of the project when it was stopped, what needed to be done to finish it, and the reasonableness of the new shop’s charges. That takes some smart coordination. Stay in close contact One exacerbating aspect of this problem is distance. If the shop is distant, as is often the case, your ability to push the work is weakened. Periodic reports and photos are helpful, but they can mislead. If you want prompt service, there is no substitute for actually visiting the shop and inspecting the progress of the work on a regular basis. Of course, that takes time out of our busy schedules, but not as much as legal battles do. ♦ 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 March 2016 43

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Simon Says Simon Kidston In the Lair of the Forgotten Swiss Supercar Whether the Full Monty, or the Whole Nine Yards if you speak American, Peter Monteverdi didn’t do anything by halves From factory to museum Changing tack after the OPEC oil crisis of 1973 and the rising economic power of the Middle East, the welltimed unveiling of the Safari, a luxury 4x4, at the Geneva Auto Show saw buyers lining up on Monteverdi’s stand to secure one. The tide had turned by the 1980s, though, and after a period creating bespoke Range Rovers and Mercedes S class saloons for sheikhs and tycoons, Monteverdi called it a day in 1984 — almost. He turned his production facilities into a 130-car, multi-marque museum and even bought the Onyx Formula One team, but the pugnacious industrialist succumbed to his last battle — with cancer — in 1998. He was 64. Meet Paul Berger Pulling up one crisp, sunny morning last month Hidden history: Paul Berger hosts Simon at the Monteverdi museum had risen from humble employee in his father’s petrol station to becoming his country’s first Ferrari importer and taking part in a Formula One race — in a special of his own construction — decided that he, Peter Monteverdi, would take on the world and build the GT car to beat all others. It was never billed as the fastest, nor the most outlandish. This was, after all, C Switzerland, the land of discreet but fiendishly complicated and expensive time pieces, private banks where clients were treated like members of an elite club, and alpine enclaves where wealth whispered but never shouted. Instead Mr. Monteverdi’s supercar would be effortlessly powerful, ultra-exclusive — like his watchmaking counterparts, he never disclosed his production totals — and exquisitely finished, with the finest elements combining to create the transport of choice for industrialists, jet-set aristocrats and heads of state. At least that was the noble ambition. Chrysler and Frua To power his transcontinental express, a highly strung, temperamental Latin unit would never do for the equally temperamental Mr. Monteverdi. Instead, a deal was done with Chrysler to supply their top-of-the-range 440-ci (7.2 liter) V8, a gentle giant of an engine boasting effortless power and almost maintenancefree reliability. Fuel consumption? Don’t ask. Monteverdi’s customers didn’t fill up themselves. Recognizing that Italian styling might suit his exclusive European confection bet- ter than Swiss, Monteverdi selected Pietro Frua’s Turin studio to design and realize a handsome and luxuriously appointed 2-door coupé. The High Speed 375S bore more than a hint of Frua’s work for Maserati, but then most late ’60s Granturismos were the work of Italy’s top carrozzerie, so family resemblances don’t seem to have raised many eyebrows. So, did impatient millionaires clamor for a chance to own Mr. Monteverdi’s epony- mous vision of automotive perfection? The fact that he died a wealthy man probably has more to do with having a large fortune before he built cars rather than after, but there’s no denying Mr. Monteverdi made his mark. Varying the recipe but using essentially the same ingredients, he followed his first offering with more models: an elegant convertible — aptly named Palm Beach, a stately 150-mph super saloon, the High Speed 375/4, and the mid-engined, racer-on-the-road Hai 450 SS. 44 onsidering it’s one of the world’s most inhospitable places for lovers of speed — whether on four wheels, two or just somewhere for dinner after 9 p.m. — Switzerland isn’t the most obvious birthplace for a luxury supercar. Yet half a century ago, a stubborn, self-made Swiss entrepreneur who outside a nondescript residential block in a suburb of Basel, the northern Swiss city, I looked around for clues to Monteverdi’s once-proud past. A lonely sign protruded from the front of the build- ing: “Monteverdi,” it proclaimed. Could it relate to the bicycle shop on the ground floor? Or perhaps a restaurant? It sounded Italian, after all. I doubted many people stopped to notice, much less to wonder what it meant. If only they knew. The bicycle shop owner was, like all good Swiss, eager to help. “Push the first buzzer, someone will answer.” Despite a discreet printed card advising visitors that the Monteverdi museum was open only to groups, a genial older gentleman appears, hand outstretched, and a warm smile beckons me in. Meet Paul Berger, Peter Monteverdi’s partner since the 1960s and now the driving force keeping the marque’s memory alive. “We made about 3,000 cars here, supplied to VIPs around the world,” Berger explains proudly. Anyone we might recognize? “Allow me to say our Range Rover was popular with your royal household.” He grins. Over the next couple of hours, Berger leads me on a private tour ever deeper into the subterranean museum, revealing cars I’ve never seen or even heard of before. I marvel at a 5.3-meter Safari complete with TV and refrigerator. “Ah yes, so the sheikh could watch TV and enjoy a cool drink — a soft one, of course — whilst falcon hunting,” Berger says. A new old car So which is the custodian’s own favorite? Berger points to a bright yellow coupe. “The 1972 Berlinetta. It has a 450-bhp Hemi. Formidable.” Time flies, and I must too: There’s a 1938 Bugatti out- side which needs to be in Geneva by nightfall. Next time I promise to arrive by Monteverdi. I was rather late to be greeted by the founder this time, and embarrassingly short on petrodollars, but your columnist has become owner number 3,001. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature Modena Classic Works Restoring Heart, Soul — and Cars Pier Angelo Masselli brings together cars and craftsmen in Italy’s Motor Valley Story and photos by Mark Wigginton The Modena Classic Works factory in Modena, Italy W hen the boss asks, “Wanna go to Italy?” you don’t ask many questions. You just go. This is how I found myself getting off a plane in Milan and enjoying a quick blast down the Italian A1 to Carpi — the new home of Modena Classic Works. For the next 36 hours, I bathed in the sensuous delights of the countryside, the food and the cars of the famed Motor Valley, from the delightful little town of Correggio, where we stayed, to the bustling city of Modena. But first, lunch! After all, great cars and great food go together, and the pasta of the Emilia-Romagna region was an essential beginning to the adventure. A car guy’s dream At the restaurant in Carpi I was the guest of Pier Angelo Masselli of Modena Classic Works, as well as Luigi Orlandini of Canossa Events (the rally/race Modena Cento Ore Classic and plenty more). The car talk flowed as easily as the Lambrusco. After lunch, Masselli, an avid collector, greeted me — and some other car writers Pier Angelo Masselli at the wheel of his Vignale Barchetta from around the world — at the door of his new headquarters, a mid-century modern refurbished textiles facility that now houses shop space and a wide collection of cars, both his and his clients’. Masselli, who grew up at the heart of Italian motoring, has turned his passion into a business, operating as a sort of dapper general contractor, coordinating restorations by tapping a large pool of panel beaters, engine experts and skilled hands with Italian 48 leather that fill the small towns around the region. The big, airy space was, of course, filled with lovely cars. In the lobby, Masselli was proud to show you his Lotus 16, as well as the Bugatti Type 13 featured on their Web page, Upstairs, his 1951 Barchetta Vignale was the belle of the ball, even from its perch among vintage sports cars from Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW, Porsche, Lotus, and even a rally-ready VW Bug. Most were fluffed, buffed and ready for action, both customer cars and project cars ready for sale, while some were little more than a dirty pile of parts. But almost all the dirty work gets done off-site, in the shops of the artisans. Modena Classic Works’ home is more showcase than garage, with only a handful of mechanics, automotive electricians and upholsterers working on site. Overcoming what I suggested was a questionable start with cars (his first was a Citroën 2CV), Masselli found his true calling with his restoration of a Porsche 356 Pre-A. His dream is to own a Ferrari 250 GTO. “I am an enthusiast collector first and foremost. I was born in the heart of the Motor Valley, therefore the passion for cars in general and for classic ones in particular has always been a part of me,” Masselli said. Like many before, his personal passion revealed itself as a business idea, tapping the rich traditions of Sports Car Market

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Feature Modena Classic Works Most work is done off-site, with final assembly, electrical and interior work undertaken by a small staff the Motor Valley, which is the northern Italian home of Ferrari and Maserati — and ground zero for the passionate craftsmen who make Italian coachwork so special. Masselli wanted to leverage those hundreds of automotive artisans and experts throughout the Emilia region, creating a streamlined restoration scheme. “Our approach may vary,” Masselli said. “If the customer requests a specific car, we search for it, find it, then we restore it and finally deliver it back to him. Or if the customer leaves us his car, we plan the restoration procedures and then deliver the finished vehicle back to him, restored as per his requests and our suggestions.” Fast fun After our tour of Masselli’s car wonderland, we were treated to the cutting of a wheel of Parmesan (one Brit journalist whispered, “I’ve never been to the opening of cheese before.”), and then off for more amazing pasta. The next morning, under bright blue Italian skies, we drove a parade of classics from Masselli’s collection to the Autodromo di Modena, doing our best to go as fast on the track as possible while not breaking anything. My principal ride was a burgundy 1973 BMW 2002 Touring, but I got my hands on a 1967 Cortina, a 1972 Porsche 914, a 1987 Porsche 944 and a 1987 Mercedes 560SL. And, to top off the day, I got a few eye-opening laps in a Ferrari 458 Italia. Then it was off to tour the Modena Museo Enzo Ferrari, which houses examples of the history of Ferrari engine building in the farmhouse of Alfredo Ferrari, which is paired with an ultra-modern Ferrari road- and race-car museum. Paradise in every way. Now I’m just trying to get rid of the pasta weight Track time, sadly, did not include a chance to have a go in the Lotus 16, although Masselli used the opportunity for testing 50 I gained, and waiting for the next phone call from the boss. ♦ Now, on to another type of wheel... Sports Car Market

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Feature 2015 Desert Concorso Walkin’ — and Drivin’ — on Sunshine At this rising concours, an interesting array of English, German and American cars basked under the November sun Story and photos by Carl Bomstead Scaglietti-bodied Corvette and a 1937 Jaguar SS 100. The Checkered Flag 200, which is the support group for the Petersen, was out in force, and many of the members also presented cars. Another crowd favorite was the 1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato, also known simply as the SZ. Only 213 or so of the striking bodies were produced. Roger and Rhonda Groves presented the car, and it had Alfisti admiring it from every angle. In addition to a 1929 Duesenberg, a Maserati 3500 GT Spyder and 1970 Ghibli SS and a Ferrari 365 GT, there were a number of modern supercars, including a Ferrari LaFerrari and a Porsche 918. Best of Show went to Jerry Murray’s 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino. The Baldwin Special won the Founder’s Award, and the President’s Award went to Paul Emple’s re-creation of the Isotta Fraschini Flying Star. Panoz, the supporting sponsor, brought an Esperante Spyder and a GTR-1 race car — and a handful of their other offerings past and present. McDowell and his crew face an issue with the venue, 1951 Baldwin Special — winner of the Founder’s Award T he Palm Springs area has long been a winter playground for automotive events. The first Palm Springs Road Race took place in 1950, and there is a reference to a concours d’elegance occurring in 1956. More recently, there have been several attempts at establishing a viable concours, but for one reason or another they have failed to gain traction. The Palm Springs area has all the elements for success: favorable weather, world- class cars in local garages — and the expertise of Tom McDowell and his crew, which is the group that presents the world-class Concorso Italiano during Monterey Car Week. The second Desert Concorso rolled into Palm Springs Stadium on November 15, 2015 — a week prior to the McCormick’s Collector Car Auction. McDowell’s vision includes a week of car activities with his Desert Concorso at one end and the auction on the other. Donald Osborne and Keith Martin returned as emcees. The first obstacle to McDowell’s vision is the venue. There are over 120 golf courses in the area, but they are seeding at this time of the year, and the young grass is too fragile to support vehicles. The choice of a rather neglected 65-year-old baseball field for the event was rather unique, even though it was once the spring training facility for the Anaheim — now Los Angeles — Angels. The venue aside, there was a varied and interesting selection of cars. McDowell and his crew stayed away from fielding a bevy of red Ferraris — and fortunately presented a variety of English, German and American offerings. Paying homage to the road-racing history of Palm Springs, the homemade 1951 Baldwin Special was presented next to a display that explained the history of the race and outlined the original road-race course. The Baldwin Special was built by Willis Baldwin and raced by Bill Pollack and Bill Hanssen at many of the Southern California circuits. Hanssen’s son Stu recently discovered the car and Details Plan ahead: The third Desert Concorso is scheduled for November 2016 in Palm Springs, CA Cost: $65, which includes parking and a gift bag Web: 52 restored it to its former glory. It was recognized with the Founder’s Award. The Petersen Automotive Museum brought three stel- lar examples from their extensive collection. A favorite, the 1923 Mercedes-Benz Targa Florio, had a crowd admiring it throughout the afternoon. The Petersen also brought their very exciting 1959 1937 Jaguar SS 100, from the Petersen Museum Sports Car Market 1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato, a crowd favorite which most certainly will be addressed as the Desert Concorso goes forward. This concours has a lot going for it — this year’s car lineup was outstanding. There is every reason to believe — considering McDowell’s experience and enthusiasm — that Desert Concorso will become well established as a premier winter event. ♦

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Feature 2015 St. Michaels Concours Flying the American Banner A low-altitude flyover from yet another Mustang from the homeowner’s personal collection delighted the crowd Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Best in Class Closed — 1956 DeSoto Adventurer owned by Doug and Christine Dressler T he 2015 St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance made a strong case that less is more. The show field of 50 cars might be the smallest of the major national concours, but it nevertheless continues to delight its participants, who return year after year to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This diminutive concours — held on September 25–27, 2015 — offered hospital- ity in spades as well as a destination location at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, MD. Every concours event took place at the hotel, which is situated on the picturesque Choptank River. Saturday’s 50-mile road tour is always memorable. This year, participants were treated to a private tour of a magnificent waterfront estate home featuring a World War II Mustang fighter plane hanging upside down in the owner’s study (yes, you are reading this correctly). In addition, a low-altitude flyover by yet another Mustang from the homeowner’s personal collection delighted the crowd. This is one tour that nobody will forget. Historically, St. Michaels features only pre-World War II vehicles and sports cars 50 years of age and older. This year, a special class of nine limited-production American 1950s and 1960s cars was added. Doug and Christine Dressler took Best in Class Closed honors with their spectacular 1956 DeSoto Adventurer hard-top coupe in Black and Gold. The Dresslers’ car is equipped with the DeSotomatic Benrus self-winding steering wheel watch as well as a Hi-Way Hi-Fi record player. Runner-up went to Mark James’ equally spectacular Black and Gold 1958 Studebaker Golden Hawk. David and Lorie Greenberg took Best in Class honors in the Pre-War American Open Car category with their handsome Iridescent Blue 1934 Packard Twelve 1107 coupe. Sonny and Joan Abagnale’s just-completed 1958 Dual-Ghia convertible re- Most Elegant Open Car — Paul Gould’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Details Plan ahead: The next St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for September 2016 Cost: Concours admission is $40 Web: 54 Best in Class Pre-War American Open — 1934 Packard Twelve 1107 owned by David and Lorie Greenberg ceived the Best in Class Award in the American Limited Production Open category. The 1960 Triumph Italia 2000GT by Vignale from the collection of Alan and Robin Anspaugh was presented with the Best in Class honors in the European Sports Closed class. Ken Swanstrom was runner-up with his 1960 Fiat Abarth 750 coupe by Zagato. Paul Gould’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio cabrio- let by Gangloff was given the Most Elegant Open Car Award, and the 1937 Packard Twelve 1508 convertible sedan by Dietrich owned by Kevin Doring won both Chairman’s Choice and a Class Award in the Pre-War American Open car category. Robert and Patricia Stadel took Best Race Car honors with their 1964 Volvo 1800S coupe. Best of Show was awarded to Charles Gillet and his understated 1934 Pierce-Arrow convertible sedan by LeBaron, expertly restored by Al Prueitt and Sons of Glen Rock, PA. Saturday evening’s dinner celebration benefited the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Despite threatening weather all around the St. Michaels area, the entire weekend remained rain-free, with sunshine for Sunday’s concours. The Ninth Annual St. Michaels Concours proved yet again that smaller is better. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti How does a little-known Ferrari become one of the most expensive cars in the world? by Steve Ahlgrim Details Year produced: 1956 Number produced: Four Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: Median to date: Does not apply, as there is only one sale — this one — in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database; high sale, $28,050,000 (this car) Tune-up cost: $4,000 Distributor caps: $450 (requires four) Chassis # location: Left frame member by steering box Engine # location: Right rear of block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: Alternatives: 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza, 1959 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1956 Maserati 300S, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 0626 Engine number: 0626 F errari’s sports-prototype racing cars are among the most legendary in motorsport history, as they epitomize the desire, passion and mechanical brilliance that the Maranello team could bring to bear on the track. Most significantly, each and every design had Enzo’s personal handprint upon them. For the past 12 years, chassis number 0626 has been regularly maintained, benefiting from a recent engine rebuild. The provision of a removable passenger screen has also allowed her to comfortably compete in the Mille Miglia Storica, and she has run at various historic events and has been displayed at the Goodwood Revival Meeting and the remarkable inaugural Windsor Concours of Elegance. The owner had the car Ferrari Classiche certified to further confirm its stunning originality. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 221, sold for $28,050,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” auction in New York, NY, on December 10, 2015. The sale of Ferrari 290 MM 0626 was the top auction sale of 2015. It is also the third-most-expensive automobile ever sold at auction. Most people can understand a Ferrari 250 GTO topping the list. With a little education, they can even understand the Mercedes-Benz W196 being number two. 58 But how does a car that you couldn’t pick out of a lineup become one of the most expensive cars on the planet? Ferrari covers all the bases The 1956 World Sports Car Championship was based on five races: the Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometers, the 12 hours of Sebring, the Mille Miglia, the Nürburgring 1000 Kilometers, and the Grand Prix of Sweden. Many Ferraris competed for the title, but it would be the factory team that would finish the job. The 1956 Championship rules allowed for engines of up to 3.5-liter displacement. Ferrari hedged its bets and ran two models: the 860 Monza and the 290 MM. The cars had nearly identical underpinnings and similar bodies; however, they were powered by substantially different engines. Both engines were approximately 3.5 liters, but they differed dramatically in design and performance. The 860 engine was a Lampredi-style inline 4-cylinder unit with stump-pulling torque. The 290 engine was a V12 that aced out the 860 with 320 horsepower. Lots of power and a couple of quirks The 290 MM had, quite literally, a killer quirk. For unknown reasons, its gas pedal was positioned between the brake and clutch pedal. Two serious 290 MM accidents were attributed to the driver pressing on the gas instead of the brake. In one case the crash was fatal. 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza Lot 453, s/n 0604M Condition 1- Sold at $2,057,001 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/15/03 SCM# 36112 Sports Car Market 1957 Ferrari 250 TR Lot 18, s/n 0666TR Condition 1- Sold at $16,390,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183103 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Lot 3, s/n 3851GT Condition 3- Sold at $38,115,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244888 Tim Scott ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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The small-piston V12 had little engine braking compared to the big- bore 4-cylinder unit. Duncan Hamilton tells the story in his book Touch Wood. Ferrari had hired Hamilton to drive an 860 Monza at the Grand Prix of Sweden. During a practice session, he switched to a 290 MM for a couple laps. Another driver warned him that “lifting one’s foot off the accelerator made not the slightest bit of difference once the 12-cylinder cars were in fifth gear.” Hamilton agreed after missing a corner and “taking to an escape road at speed, entering a back yard, passing between two adjacent cottages, crushing a dustbin, killing a chicken, and demolishing an outside loo.” Hamilton’s wonderfully entertaining account of the weekend also includes details of an after-race party that goes on until dawn with stolen whiskey and antics that would make a rock band proud. Where’s the value? Some cars are valuable for what they are, some are valuable for what they did and some are valuable for who owned or drove them. Our subject 290 MM checks all the boxes. Campaigning a top sports car team in an international competition is no small endeavor. Moving drivers, equipment and personnel in the age of prop planes and teletypes involved skills that can hardly be imagined. Enzo Ferrari created his company solely to compete in international racing. He didn’t do it to promote a line of street cars — he did it to sell racecars to racers. His even-serial-number cars were single-purpose race cars designed from scratch to beat the competition anywhere on the planet. As a factory team car, chassis 0626 was built with every unfair ad- vantage the factory could muster. Chassis 0626 has an excellent competition history. It won the 1957 Grand Prix of Buenos Aires and placed well in many other races. Many of the top drivers of the era drove the car, including world champions Juan Manuel Fangio and Phil Hill. It also has a clean history with no major shunts, and virtually all of its important parts are original. Collecting old race cars is a very esoteric hobby. It requires a broad knowledge of a narrow subject — and unlimited funds. The value of an old race car depends on its history. Two nearly identical cars can differ in value by millions based on minute details found in grainy old photographs. A race car needs to March 2016 be attractive to be valuable, but its value has little to do with styling. A seasoned Ferrari spotter would be hard-pressed to pick a 290 MM out of a field of contemporary sport racers. A casual observer might not give a glance to one on a show field. A little luck helps as well. The 860 Monza is nearly identical in appear- ance and performance to a 290 MM. They both have 3.5-liter Ferrari engines. Yet despite being rarer, the 4-cylinder Monza trails the 12-cylinder MM in value by as much as $20,000,000. The Bardinon Factor There’s no better testament to chassis 0626’s importance than its inclu- sion in the late Pierre Bardinon’s Collection Mas du Clos. Bardinon arguably assembled the best Ferrari race car collection ever. He wasn’t content to own Ferraris that ran at Le Mans; Bardinon collected Ferraris that won Le Mans. Bardinon vetted his cars for authenticity and provenance with the help of the Ferrari factory. A Mas du Clos Ferrari is as close as you can get in the collector car world to a certified, blue-chip investment. Three of the four 290 MMs have been in collections — like Bardinon’s — that also featured a 250 GTO. That speaks volumes to the importance of the car and to the holding power of the people who own them. Turning history into dollars Three 290 MMs were originally built. The factory converted an 860 Monza into a 290 MM, making a total of four. Two of the 290s were rolled, and another was completely demolished. Chassis 0626 is the only one believed to wear its original bodywork and is probably the best of the bunch. RM Sotheby’s rang the bell with 0626 and rightfully so. It was a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most important cars on earth. The seller was reluctant to let the car go but felt it was a good time to do so. The buyer is assembling a significant Ferrari collection and was aware of what the tariff would be. Everyone should be happy. A 1957 335 S Spider Scaglietti, also formerly of the Bardinon Collection, comes to Artcurial’s auction block in February. The 335 S is a direct descendant of the 290 MM and is arguably a more important car. The buyer of 0626 had to have known it would be available. The auction sale estimate is $30,000,000 to $34,000,000. Did the new owner of chassis 0626 have a good enough Christmas to buy both cars? ♦ (Introductory descrip- tion courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) 59

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English Profile 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato A peek into the mindsets of buyer, seller, broker, dealer and auction house by Stephen Serio Details Years produced: 1960–63 Number produced: 19 Original list price: £3,750 ($10,351) / £5,470 ($13,100) including purchase tax Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $8.5m; high sale, $14.3m (this car) Tune-up/major service cost: $2,000–$3,500 Distributor cap: Two needed at $187.88 apiece Chassis # location: Plate located in engine compartment, right-hand side near firewall Engine # location: On the chassis plate and on top of the block, left-hand side front, usually marked with red paint Club: Aston Martin Owners Club More: Alternatives: 1960–62 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, 1962–64 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1956–57 Jaguar XK-SS Chassis number: DB4GT0186R Engine number: 3700186GT “Driving a 250 SWB is like wielding a hammer; it commands your respect through aggression and raw power. The Zagato, however, feels more like a tailored suit. It’s agile, sophisticated, and equally responsive… it’s a truly beautiful car to drive. And it fits perfectly.” — Peter Read A fter restoration, chassis 0186R hit the concours circuit, where it immediately accrued an enviable record of accolades. On its very first outing at the Louis Vuitton Concours at the Hurlingham Club in June 2002, the DB4GT Zagato not only won its class but was also named Best of Show. That win ensured an invitation to the Bagatelle Concours d’Elegance later that month, where the Aston also won its class. Further Best in Class honors were also earned at Villa d’Este, Pebble Beach and the Niello Concours in 2007, as well as at the Presidio of San Francisco Concours and the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours in 2009. At virtually every event the car attended, it found itself driving across the stage in honor. Shown most recently at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in August of 2013, the car remains breathtakingly beautiful. Not just a concours queen, 0186R has also been driven respectfully on several tours, where it performed marvelously and without issue. As one of the finest DB4GT Zagatos in existence, it will surely continue to excel at future events. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 215, sold for $14,300,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in New York City on December 10, 2015. 60 I will attempt, without sounding glib or superfluous, to portray an insider’s view of the aforementioned auction transaction. I should also share that this insight comes from being involved with this car before it arrived on the auction block. First, a quick overview of the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato market: Nineteen examples were manufactured, 19 still exist, and 19 cars are well accounted for. This is the Holy Grail of the Aston road-car world. Very few can exclaim, as that pointy-headed French guard said of his master in that Python epic, “Go away, he’s already got one!” Each Zagato is unique in detail, shape, color, dash, seat- ing and color combination. This is the true example of how no two are alike. Each Aston Zagato has its own DNA. Giotto Bizzarrini may have given the grand kudos of kudos to this Aston masterpiece when he answered a question I posed to him in 1989 about building the perfect road car: “The perfect road car would have an English chassis, a 12-cylinder Ferrari motor and a body by an Italian coachbuilder.” Well, our subject Aston is missing 6 cylinders (although it does possess 12 spark plugs), but it is as close to Giotto’s idea of perfection as I’ve ever witnessed. I last wrote about the sale of an Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato in the May 2005 edition of SCM (English Profile, p. 40). The lazy and unimaginative approach to this piece would be to simply refresh that story, as nothing has changed except the price. The car is still iconic, the sale was again record-breaking, and even the catalog was a piece of art within itself. 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Lot 86, s/n DB4GT0190L Condition 1- Sold at $2,695,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/28/05 SCM# 71002 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Lot 214, s/n DB4GT0141L Condition 1- Sold at $2,200,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/13 SCM# 227315 Comps 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Lot 247, s/n DB4GT0199L Condition 2 Not sold at $2,450,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/19/05 SCM# 39196 Sports Car Market Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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A lot has changed — except for the car Well, I can’t take the slacker’s well-traveled road here. Although much is the same as in 2005, much is also different. Technology has truly shaped a new generation; cars are now a perceived asset class and information is shared so quickly that today’s news is over before noon. So let me share my information and the back story to this sale as one person knows it. This is a peek into the mercurial psyches of buyer, seller, broker, dealer and auction house that one may find as amusing as the new “Star Wars” movie — or not. “I want one…” A client contacted me just after Amelia Island last year. He was smitten with a DB4GT Zagato that was on display. “I want one,” he said. Fair enough. He had previously shared the desire to own a DB4GT and was now expanding his mind, reach and wallet. With just a scant 19 of these cars on the planet — and almost 30 years of contacts — it’s not a Herculean task to legitimately gather info on who might want to sell one, especially as my pal wanted a left-hand-drive car. That’s a narrow field of fewer than 10 cars. A week’s worth of digging concluded with my sad response to him: “No can do.” No one was selling. The best answer I got was, “I want to use mine on the Colorado Grand, but maybe after that I would consider it.” Then I found out there was already a $12m standing offer on that car, so I wasn’t early to any party in that frat house. I didn’t want to be defeated easily, so I asked the owners of the right- hand-drive cars if anyone was a seller. Much to my delight, I was informed that chassis 0186 — the very car that is the subject of this profile — might be on the market soon. The owner was considering parting with his car for a philanthropic reason, but I had to wait until his altruistic house was in order and his plan could be properly accomplished. Just prior to the Villa d’Este Concours, I was alerted that 0186 was com- ing to market very quietly. Could I provide a list of potential buyers who might want to add this jewel to their garage? Woohoo — you bet. My original “I want one” client was busy running his 1,000-employee business (his words, not mine), wasn’t keen about right-hand-drive cars and was less keen about the $15m asking price. Harrumph! Fine. I think you’re making a mistake by vacillating and not focusing but…. Thirty tough days Being a firm believer in this particular car being one of the best on the planet, I worked with three peers, and we tried to contact everyone under the sun who might have that kind of powder coupled with desire. Timing being what it was, we failed for the better part of 30 days to get an offer above $13m. Double harrumph! As the first week of June approached, I was contacted by a dealer in the U.K. who had a client who was willing to go to $13.75m if the car was still available — and if that number would be acceptable to the seller. That offer happened, literally, a day late and roughly $250,000 short. The car was tied up 24 hours previous to my offer, and I’d be contacted should something fall through. Triple harrumph! I chatted with my colleagues, we all scratched our heads and we all wondered who ended up with the car. We thought we had asked everyone. We all obviously agreed that sooner rather than later, it would surface and the mystery buyer would be known — and surface it did. RM Sotheby’s had the car for their “Driven By Disruption” sale in New York City. “Driven by Disruption” now had an anchor star lot, and what a star it was, or was it? Hold on, Bunky, this ride isn’t over. To say the collective automotive press talked about this car is like say- ing Donald Trump is occasionally mentioned as a presidential candidate. The collector car press was alight with headlines such as “THE MOST EXPENSIVE BRITISH CAR EVER OFFERED.” Well, sort of, as we all know that the Aston Martin DBR1, which sold in 2014, trumps this by roughly $10m, but who’s counting? The catalog comes out and there is a $15m–$17m estimate written alongside the exquisite photography and thorough, accurate description. What? Now, I don’t know a lot about a lot, but I know a little something about a little something, and no one was biting at above $14m six months earlier, and this was a massive hedge at that estimate. Cue heaps of muttering amongst the broker/dealer/owners of the world — who all agreed that the estimate was high — not by much — but by 10% to 15%. NOW he wants the car Fast-forward to November, and my original “I want one” buyer con- tacts me. He wanted to know whether I knew anything about the car being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s — and would I be there in New York City on the night? “You’re pranking me, right?” After explaining that it was the same car that I tried to sell him privately months earlier — the one that was still right-hand-drive — I asked him why the car was more attractive now. “I don’t know, maybe the presentation in the catalog got me,” he said. Can one do a quadruple harrumph? What happened? In conclusion, this is my takeaway: I confirmed on the night of the auction that another DB4GT, a left-hand- drive example, the one from the SCM article in 2005, had just traded hands for less, still probably four times the decade-old, record-setting 2005 price of $2,695,000 — but not reaching $14.3m. Given the broker’s slightly vague answer, I’d guess the left-hand-drive example sold for about $2m less. This is pure speculation, but the owner of 0190L probably thought now might be a good time to sell — especially if our subject car, 0186R, didn’t hit its reserve in New York City. Smart. The new owner of 0186R risked having to pay more at auction, but he ended up in more or less the same place as he would have with a private sale. But there was an underbidder or two who were right behind him. The winner in all of this is the previous gentleman owner, I’d say. Well sold. Being the underbidder on an Aston Zagato is only going to make you try harder for the next one, and the train keeps a rolling all night long. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) March 2016 61

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1968 Toyota 2000GT The 2000GT’s sleek, svelte, hand-built body offered a classic-yet-fresh take on the European grand-touring form by Tony Piff Details Years produced; 1967–70 Number produced: 354 (84 LHD) Original list price: $6,800 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $1,009,700; high sale, $1,155,000 Tune-up cost: $450 Distributor cap: $85 Chassis # location: Engine bulkhead Engine # location: Bottom left side of block Club: 2000GT Club, P.O. Box 628, Biddeford, ME 04005 Alternatives: 1970 Datsun 240Z, 1968–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, 1954–57 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1967 Toyota 2000GT Lot S59, s/n MF1010100 Condition 2 Sold at $1,017,500 Chassis number: MF101011 • One of 84 produced in LHD out of a total production of 354 • Delivered to its first owner in California • Acquired from its original owner by Japanese electronics firm Denon in July 1990 • Repainted in 2004, and again in 2015, in the factory-correct color of Bellatrix Yellow, the rarest of the six colors offered SCM Analysis This car, Lot 121, sold for $683,200, including buyer’s premium, at the Keno Brothers’ New York City sale on November 19, 2015. Toyota broke the seven-digit barrier in 2013 when a 2000GT sold for $1,115,500 at RM Auctions’ sale of the Don Davis Collection (SCM July 2013, Etceterini Profile, p. 54). That price felt like an outlier at the time, but if you connected it to the dozen or so preceding data points going back to 1992, it tracked right along in a smooth, rising curve. Over the next 30 months, no fewer than 11 2000GTs came to market. The cars that sold all fetched prices within a $200k radius of $1m. Still, some collectors no doubt remained leery. A mil- lion dollars for a Japanese car? That’s Gullwing money! If you harbored any such skepticism, then our subject 62 car, hammering more than $300k short of its milliondollar benchmark, may seem like proof of a bursting 2000GT bubble. Let’s see if that’s true. Car hoards and headroom Before getting into the significance of the 2000GT, there are two myths to dispel: First is the persistent rumor of two East Coast car hoarders cornering the 2000GT market and propping up values. The alleged hoarders are Peter Starr and Bob Tkacik, owners of Maine Line Exotics and the world’s foremost authorities on the 2000GT, and Craig Zinn, a Florida Toyota dealer. Since the 1970s, Starr and Tkacik have laid hands on nearly every LHD example produced. By Tkacik’s recollection, the most cars they ever owned at one time was 12, and that was in the 1990s. They now have three 2000GTs in their permanent collection. Zinn owns a baker’s dozen or so. That’s a lot of cars, but far from a monopoly. Second is the notion that the 2000GT will not fit driv- ers over six feet tall. Zinn is six feet, three inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. The car is quite small and low, but it can accommodate a variety of body types, thanks to a telescoping steering column and sliding, reclining seats. The enduring misconception likely came from the chopped 007 car. For the film “You Only Live Twice,” 1967 Toyota 2000GT Lot 104, s/n MF1010083 Condition 2 Sold at $825,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/15/15 SCM# 266383 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/15/15 SCM# 266175 1967 Toyota 2000GT Lot 36, s/n MF1010088 Condition n/a Sold at $1,155,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 248473 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Keno Brothers

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producers famously cut a 2000GT into a convertible for six-foot-two Sean Connery — but cutting the car had more to do with filming considerations than Connery’s comfort. Why it’s worth what it’s worth The 2000GT’s sleek, svelte, hand-built body offered a classic-yet- fresh take on the European grand-touring form. The halo-car elegance continued inside with a rosewood dash, well-placed mahogany wheel and shift knob, electric rear defroster, signal-seeking AM radio, clock and rally timer, and a power antenna. Driver and passenger enjoyed all the high-tech luxury at speeds of up to 135 mph, thanks to the DOHC triple-carb inline 6-cylinder engine, 5-speed transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes and fully independent suspension. Designers even managed to fit a full-sized spare beneath the cargo area — and leave room for luggage. Beyond its impressive specs, attention to detail and sculptural beauty, the 2000GT delivered a driving experience that was nothing short of world-class. The car will keep up with the pack on any of today’s historic driving events. Bold drivers will find many opportunities to exploit the car’s petite dimensions and nimble handling. So the car has performance, luxury, James Bond sex appeal and rar- ity going for it. But what’s its place in history? Donald Osborne, in his 2013 profile, called the 2000GT a “fascinating cul-de-sac.” Initially a Yamaha project for Nissan, the 2000GT became a Toyota only because Nissan bowed out. Toyota designed most of it, but production stayed with Yamaha. Then, four years and fewer than 400 cars later, Toyota pulled the plug, refocusing attention on the soulless econoboxes that would become their highly profitable legacy. Yes, it’s among the best classic sports cars ever — but it will always be a Toyota. And even calling it a Toyota requires some explanation. You know what SCMers think of cars with “stories.” That’s been the long-held view of the 2000GT, anyway. Nissan Skylines and Mazda Cosmos have fetched consistent six-digit prices for the past two years, signaling that a new market reality has arrived. These cars are appreciating not in in spite of being Japanese — but because of it. Soon, if not already, having a rare piece of J-tin in your collection — perhaps parked next to your Gullwing — will be a mark of enlightened sophistication. World market forces Okay, if these cars are so rare and special, why have so many come to market all of a sudden? Simply put, we are witnessing the 2000GT’s transition from Japanese national treasure to world-market collectible. Until very recently, most Japanese collectors were unwilling to sell cars to outsiders, due to the culture’s strong nationalist pride. They also brought home many export-market Japanese classics over the decades. It’s important to note that warehouse-sized, multi-car collections are unusual in Japan. The typical 2000GT owner there is a “regular guy,” relatively speaking, who bought the car some time ago, and not March 2016 63 as an appreciating investment. Only now, staring down the double barrels of a weak yen and a sweepstakes payout across the ocean, are these deeply principled collectors selling out. This is the story of nearly all the 2000GTs offered at auction lately, including our subject car. Rest-of-world 2000GT owners are holding on tight. A perfect storm Yet this car sold for less than other recent sales. This was a good car but not a concours winner. The radiator was updated, and the hard-to-maintain magnesium rims had been replaced with alloys. Such modifications for usability are accepted in Japan and are not a sign of lazy ownership. The car was also recently repainted from factory red to non-origi- nal-but-correct Bellatrix Yellow. But while this car was probably not a million-dollar-plus example, its low price ultimately had less to do with the car itself than the vagaries of the auction process. Shoppers looking at Monterey Car Week catalogs this past August faced a bewildering sight: four 2000GTs for sale at four different auctions — all red, all LHD. Unsurprisingly considering the apparent oversupply, one of them did not sell: this car, on offer at Rick Cole. Observers reported an unofficial high bid of around $925k. The seller repainted the car and consigned it with the Keno Brothers for their debut sale in November. As often happens with first-time auctions, attendance at Keno Brothers’ New York sale was weak. When bidding on the 2000GT ended, well under estimate, the seller must have decided to cut his losses. Online listings show the car was for sale even before Monterey. Consensus among the experts consulted for this story is that this sale was a total anomaly, benefiting one lucky bidder who was in the right place at the right time. At this price, the buyer (who was prepared to pay more, according to an informed source) could flip the car for a $200k profit in Arizona or Amelia Island, but he has no such plans. The car is in the shop now getting dialed in. The new owner is looking forward to driving it. He’ll have many things to smile about as he cruises down the road. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Keno Brothers.)

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German Profile Column Author 1953 EMW 327 Cabriolet The red-badged copy will never be worth as much as the “real” thing — even though they came out of the same factory by Paul Hardiman Details Years made: 1952–55 Number made: 505 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $211,750; high sale, $300,408 Chassis # location: Plate on scuttle Engine # location: Right side of block towards the front Club: BMW Historic Motor Club More: Alternatives 1937–41 BMW 327, 1937–41 Mercedes-Benz 230 (W143), 1931–42 Lancia Artena SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 87596 T he acquisition of the Dixi Works at Eisenach in 1928 provided BMW, hitherto a manufacturer of aero engines and motorcycles, with a foothold in motor manufacturing. Dixi’s built-under-license version of the Austin Seven was gradually developed and improved, ending up with swing-axle suspension and overhead valves. Then, in 1933, came the first true BMW — the 6-cylinder 303. This adopted a twin-tube frame and abandoned the rear swing axles in favour of a conventional live axle, while up front there was transverse-leaf independent suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. These features, along with the four-bearing, overhead-valve engine, would provide the basis for the more powerful and sportingly inclined models to follow. Introduced in 1938, the 327 sports-tourer used the shortened, boxed, ladder-type chassis of the 326 saloon, shared by the 320, but with semi-elliptic rear springing in place of torsion bars. The gearbox was a Hurth 4-speed manual unit with a freewheel between 1st and 2nd gears, enabling clutchless gear changes at low speeds, while there were hydraulic brakes all round. BMW’s pushrod six had by now been enlarged to 1,971 cc and developed around 55 bhp in the 327, which could also be ordered with the 328 sports car’s 80 bhp unit at extra cost. After World War II, manufacture continued under Soviet ownership of the factory, with a name and banner change to EMW in 1950. The EMW 327 cabriolet offered here was in longterm ownership for 31 years before being acquired for 64 the collection belonging to the Federation Hellenique Des Vehicules D’Epoque automobile museum in Greece. The car recently underwent a restoration by London- based specialists. The engine was overhauled by LT Classics, also of London, together with the suspension, steering and brakes, while the original instruments were reconditioned, the electrics rewired, and a new hood and hood bag made. The car comes with a current MoT certificate and a V5C document. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of these rare and charismatic German sports cars. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 331, sold for £85,500 ($129,332), including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ RAF Museum, Hendon, London, U.K., sale on December 10, 2015. Strange, this: When I was looking at this car, an em- ployee of the RAF Museum came up and asked me what it would likely sell for. I said, “£80k ($125k). But if it had been a BMW, nearer £200k ($300k).” The red-badged copy, however accurate, will never be worth as much as the “real” thing — even though they came out of the same factory. An ersatz BMW, if you will, never commands the price of the blue-badged original. Can you equate this to Dacia hammering out old Renaults, Hindustan continuing production of the ’50s Morris Oxford well past its best-by date, or even the Iranians soldiering on with the miserable Hunter right up to 2005? Not quite: BMW’s 327/328 was such an advanced design for its time that it was still capable of holding its head above the opposition into the ’50s. 1938 BMW 327 cabriolet Lot 261, s/n 73234 Condition 3Sold at $144,500 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/09 SCM# 142105 1941 BMW 327 cabriolet Lot 149, s/n 87279 Condition 1- Sold at $247,000, RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/13 SCM# 215667 1938 BMW 328 cabriolet Lot 328, s/n 85043 Condition 4+ Sold at $503,251 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 9/12/15 SCM# 266832 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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There’s little difference between this and the pre-war BMW — the EMW 327 was a continuation of the 327 coupé and cabriolet, virtually identical apart from having front-hinged doors. On the wrong side of the line All this came about when BMW’s factory in Eisenach, or what was left of it after Allied bombing, ended up on the wrong (Russian) side of the wire when the dust had settled after World War II. The Eisenach factory was in the Soviet Occupation Zone. This was just the latest episode in the company’s turbulent history. The firm began making cars in 1898, and was reorganized as Dixi having already suffered war reparations, which included removal of equipment, after World War I ended in 1918. Then BMW took over in 1928. Car production stopped in 1942, and the factory shifted to making aircraft engines (how BMW started, remember) plus motorcycles for the Wehrmacht. From BMW to EMW At the end of World War II, the Americans handed over the state of Thuringia to the Russians, and the factory became a Soviet Stock company, renamed Sowjetische AG Maschinenbau Awtowelo, Werk BMW Eisenach (Soviet Awtowelo Co., Eisenach BMW Works). Rather than strip what remained of the factory bare — their usual treatment of valuable German assets — the Russian owners restarted production of the pre-war designs. Both cars and motorcycles were made bearing BMW’s distinctive quartered emblem in the blue and white colors of the Free State of Bavaria (and not, apparently, originally designed to resemble a spinning propeller). In 1952 EMW became a state-owned company of the German Democratic Republic, and Munich-based BMW got its trademark back — though bear in mind it hadn’t produced any cars from 1945 to 1951. As a result, the Eastern Bloc offshoot adopted the name EMW (Eisenacher Motoren Werke) and changed the blue sections of its badge to red. Production continued until 1955, when the company, by then known as VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach, dropped its old BMW- based models and began manufacturing IFA F9s, based on pre-war DKWs, and the new Wartburg 311. Car production finished there for good in 1990 with the reunification of Germany, and now only part of the old factory remains. It is now home to the Automobilbau Museum Eisenach. What’s in a badge? So the luxurious BMW 300-based cars were rather different from the Eisenach factory’s usual staple of economy cars built to mobilize a nation. Although the 328 gets all the attention, the 327 was built in larger numbers — 1,306 base-model coupes and cabrios between 1937 and 1941, plus 569 with the higher-power 328 engine (and that hemi-head engine really makes a price difference). It’s not clear how many of the post-war (1946–55) 327s were branded as BMWs and how many as EMWs, but 505 were produced in total. This one, in the previous ownership for 31 years and just having spent five years in the classic car collection of the Federation Hellenique D’Epoque in Automotive Museum Nafplias in Greece before being offered via a dealer in London for a time, was in good order, having been recently restored. I didn’t much care for the chrome rocker cover or modern coil and distributor, but both are easy enough to put right, and there was at least a period-looking black battery. The speedo needle appeared stuck on 100 km/h, and the oil pressure gauge on 2.5, but the rest of the interior was in fine shape, having recently been re-trimmed. Of course, if you just wanted to impress people, it would be easy enough to put BMW badges on it, and most folk would be none the wiser. However, EMW has its own historical value, and like Horch and DKW, has its own place in German (and therefore world) automotive order. With a similar — but Bristol-engined — 1952 car recently advertised in SCM’s classifieds at $87,750, I’d say an astute buyer correctly valued this car. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) March 2016 65

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American Profile 1960 International B-110 Travelall One of the growing uses of these vintage Travelalls and Suburbans today is towing vintage camping trailers by B. Mitchell Carlson Details Years produced: 1953–75 Number produced: Not defined (records at the time of production only show total of all trucks built at a given plant) Original list price: $2,890 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $33,000; high sale, $36,180 Tune up cost: $250 Distributor: $20 Chassis # location: Driver’s side frame rail, in the vicinity of the steering box, stamped on the capacity plate riveted to the driver’s door Engine # location: Boss on the left side of the engine block towards the front Club: National International Harvester Collectors Club More: Alternatives: 1955–59 Chevrolet Suburban, 1955–59 GMC Suburban Carryall, 1954–66 Dodge Town Wagon SCM Investment Grade: C+ Comps Chassis number: B1025B109346A • 240-ci 6-cylinder engine • Manual 4-speed transmission • Nut-and-bolt restoration • Factory custom trim package • Three-row seating • Factory overhead radio • Wide white tires SCM Analysis This truck, Lot 461, sold for $33,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Leake Auction in Dallas, TX, on December 5, 2015. A Suburban’s worst nightmare While International Harvester built panel trucks that aftermarket vendors fitted with windows and rear seats dating back to the early 1940s, the Chevrolet Suburban lost its monopoly on truck-based, steel-bodied station wagons in 1953 with the introduction of the Travelall. Sure, there were the post-war Willys wagons, but they were marketed against car-based wagons (in essence this was the first cross-over) instead of as a station wagon on steroids. The Travelall was introduced along with the R-series line of trucks — a refresh on IH’s post-war L-series of 1950 — and included the industry’s first factory-installed optional four-wheel drive. In one fell swoop, the Suburban had a like-for-like competitor that continually upped the ante for the next 22 years. 66 By 1957, the Travelall was an integral part of IH’s Light Line. As this was the 50th anniversary of International Harvester building trucks, they celebrated with the introduction of an all-new line, the A-series (for Anniversary). Part of this line was International’s first wide-side pickup box. While it was not offered as standard equipment like Ford (most were built as limited-edition Golden Jubilees), this Custom series styling was mimicked in IH’s panel van and Travelall. While the Chevy Suburban could also now be equipped with 4-wheel drive, IH fitted another door on the curbside to the new Travelall, making it three (this was also done on their industry-first crew cab Travelette — which also premiered with the A-line). GM was always a step behind the truck-based wagon- door count. IH added a fourth door when the Travelall body was shaved and lowered for 1961. GM added a third door for their new 1967 trucks and finally sprouted four doors for 1973. However, GM had the last laugh, as IH left the light truck market in 1975 — but built Travelalls up until the last day of production. I should’ve had a V8 — or is a six fine? Introduced during 1959, the lightly revised B-series ushered in quad headlights (for IH, stacked one atop the other) and the option of a V8 engine. International’s Silver and Black Diamond series of 1958 Chevrolet Suburban Lot F182, s/n 3A58L1131121 Condition 2 Not sold at $44,000 Mecum, Anaheim, CA, 11/23/13 SCM# 231730 1959 Chevrolet Suburban NAPCO Lot S71, s/n 3A59L121524 Condition 3 Not sold at $37,000 Mecum, Houston, TX, 4/12/14 SCM# 243251 1969 International Travelall Lot 431, s/n 312107H004116 Condition 2 Not sold at $16,000 Auctions America, Carlisle, PA, 4/26/12 SCM# 201576 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Leake Auctions

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OHV 6-cylinder engines were as good as any in the light-truck industry, but with a market growing enamored with V8s, International needed to follow suit. IH actually introduced three new V8 engines that year, but only the smallest-displacement 266-ci unit found its way into the Light Line. Aside from the color of the background paint on the hood trim (going from black to argent), the biggest change for 1960 was making the V8 standard equipment, with the Black Diamond 240-ci 6-cylinder engine a no-cost option. Our subject truck is so equipped, and I suspect it was ordered for a frugal customer who wanted time-proven economical performance over a more-complicated engine. Another option on this truck is the 4-speed manual transmission, as the “three-on-the-tree” was standard. One thing that I think hurts the market for this Travelall is the Black Diamond 6-cylinder engine under the hood instead of the V8. Not that it’s any better or worse with either motor, as both are within spitting distance for displacement, horsepower and torque. Unlike the engine choices for the Suburban, both IH engines were designed from the onset as truck engines for low-end torque. They were not higher-revving car engines dropped into trucks. However, the auto industry’s pervasive marketing for the past six de- cades convinced most of us of: “V8 good; anything else, not as good.” So most everyone wants a V8. One of the growing uses of these vintage Travelalls and Suburbans today is towing vintage camping trailers, where the perception is that the most powerful modern engine you can stuff under the hood is needed to tow one. Thing is, that mindset is so far from the truth it’s silly. Way back — say 55 years ago — one of the top markets for Travelalls was the burgeoning camping market. Travelalls were the way to go, especially for the followers of Wally Byam, the builder of the aluminum Airstream trailer. Byam led lots of caravans, and the Travelall was the tow rig of choice. An Airstream and a Travelall go together like pie and ice cream. If anything, there was more of a preference towards the three- quarter-ton models rather than I6 engines versus V8 engines. Indeed, for someone who’s serious about towing, our featured rig is hurt more by being a half-ton rather than by what’s under the hood. Keep it out of the fast lane on the Interstate Highway, or just follow the original Lincoln Highway, and it’ll do just fine. Towing the line in the market Our featured Travelall has made the rounds of the auction circuit throughout the Midwest in recent years. I first reported on it when it crossed the block at Mecum’s Kansas City auction in December 2014, being declared sold at $36,180. It has reappeared in at least two auctions since — at the Branson auction in April of last year, where I reported it was a no-sale at $33,000 (against a stated $45k reserve), and then selling at Leake’s recent Dallas auction, which prompted this report. Both times that I’ve laid my peepers upon it, it was unchanged except for having a few more miles. The truck has a lot of eyeball at the initial look, but it lacked in details upon closer scrutiny. In particular, I was not at all impressed with a haphazard instal- lation of the trim after the repaint — and that the driver’s door was difficult to latch properly (if at all). Cornbinders may not have had jewel-like fit and finish, but at least they function. Having not witnessed its sale at Leake Dallas, I can’t say whether these issues had been resolved. Overall, this Travelall gave me the impression that it was made up pretty to flip for as much cash as possible — instead of being a home-spun restoration that meant well but couldn’t quite nail it. Three years ago, vintage truck prices — especially vintage SUVs — were rocketing up. Since then, the market has stabilized markedly, with only no-excuses showboats still bringing crazy money. As such, our Travelall’s most recent sale reflects its place in the mar- ket. Bought and sold for about where it belongs — and hopefully the new owner got a tow rig for a single-axle Airstream. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Leake Auctions.) March 2016 67

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Race Car Profile 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super Competition Saloon This Alfa sold at probably a market-correct price for a good racing TI saloon. The fact that it was a rare and important Alfa racer got lost in the process by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1963–64 Number produced: 501 Original list price: $4,300 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $60,000; high sale, $120,000 Cost per hour to race: $400 Chassis # location: On firewall above right cam Engine # location: On block below front carburetor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club More: Alternatives: 1962–66 Lotus Cortina, 1962–64 Jaguar XKE 3.8, 1967–71 BMW 1600/2002 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: AR595469 T he Giulia TI (Turismo Internationale) was Alfa Romeo’s flagship high-performance saloon in the 1960s. Introduced in 1962 and outwardly almost indistinguishable from the outgoing 1.3-liter Giulietta, the Series 101 Giulia boasted a more powerful and much less fussy 1,570-cc engine. Despite their boxy, unitary construction body, the Giulietta and Giulia were paragons of aerodynamic efficiency and possessed a distinctly sporting nature. Announced in April 1963, the Giulia TI Super was a lightweight, more powerful homologation special built for international touring-car racing. Only 501 were produced. This particular Giulia TI Super is generally accepted as being one of the cars prepared by Autodelta for the 1965 Sebring 3-Hour race in the United States. Driven by longtime Alfa Romeo Works driver Teodoro Zeccoli, this car finished 6th overall and 3rd in class behind the winning Ford Lotus Cortina of Jim Clark. The Alfa also competed in the SCCA GT2 class in 1979. On static display for the preceding 20-plus years, the Giulia was purchased in 2008 by the current vendor from America and imported into Japan. It had previously been restored in 1982 for static display purposes, complete with correct lightweight body panels and the lightweight grille and taillights. The running gear was restored at the same time as the body. Included in the sale is an SCCA logbook, the United States title, Alfa Romeo SpA Certificates of Conformity and many other documents. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of these highly desirable exWorks Alfa Romeo homologation specials prepared by Autodelta and possessing in-period race history. 68 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 367, sold for $60,884, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ auction in Hendon, U.K., on December 10, 2015. The intersection of “vintage racing cars” and “col- lectible cars” can be a very confusing place, particularly as regards Alfa Romeos in the past few years. Through the 1950s and 1960s, Alfa built tens of thousands of high-quality sporting cars that lent themselves easily to being raced, and a very large number of them got used for that purpose. Even today I can think of no car that is better both for a novice to safely learn the basics of racing and for a true master to demonstrate his skills: They are relatively affordable, dependable, fast enough, and extremely forgiving to drive at the limit. Alfas have been a ubiquitous component of sports, GT and sedan racing since things took off after the war, with the result that the most valuable production Alfas have been the racing ones, valued because of their “weapons-grade” utility as tools to go racing. The ordinary “street” versions were considered too pedestrian to be valuable. In the past few years, however, this has been changing. In a world of $150,000 Porsche 356s and $75,000 AustinHealeys, people are starting to remember that Alfas are Italian, moderately exotic, very pretty and great to drive. The collector value of even common Alfas has grown substantially, and the demand for the rare and desirable examples as street cars has really jumped. My shop is in the process of returning a racing Giulietta Spyder Veloce to a street version and roughly tripling the value for its owner. Important Alfas are now worth far more as collec- 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super replica Lot 3, s/n 337918 Condition 1Sold for $37,483 RM Auctions, Paris, FRA, 2/5/14 SCM# 232175 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Lot 315, s/n BA74EU59019 Condition: 3 Sold for $276,130 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 7/12/13 SCM# 226879 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super Lot 255, s/n AR595119 Condition 3 Sold for $23,254 Brooks, Nürburgring DEU, 8/8/98 SCM# 7792 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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tor cars than as racers, and the change has created some important value dislocations, as evidenced by today’s subject car. From the roads to the tracks The original Giulia sedan was introduced in 1962 as Alfa’s entry into the burgeoning “European sedan” market niche, to compete with Peugeot’s 404, the new Fiat 1500, and BMW’s anticipated 1600 (which became the 2002). The idea was for a practical, slightly upmarket 4/5-passenger sedan with enough sporting character to distinguish it. It used the 1,600-cc variant of Alfa’s Giulietta engine and a 5-speed transmission (with the shift on the column) along with a rather sophisticated live axle rear suspension and amazingly good aerodynamics for a sedan. It was an excellent car and was soon recruited into competition use, both by customers and the factory. As a racing car, though, it had to match very precise specifications from its production origins in order to qualify for the appropriate FIA racing group (this is called “homologation”). The basic Giulia TI was too heavy, too high off the ground, too clumsy in the interior, and not powerful enough to be competitive, so the factory set about creating the Giulia TI Super as a “homologation special” that would allow the required changes to be legal. The TI Super used lightweight body panels, trim and interior to knock off 200 pounds (which doesn’t seem much until you consider having a passenger that heavy always riding with you), put big carburetors and bumpy cams into the engine for horsepower, dropped the suspension down over wider light-alloy wheels, and put cold-air ducting where the inner headlights used to be. The shift lever got moved to the floor. Minimum production to qualify for the FIA group was 500 cars, so they built 501 of them, about half the production of the uber-collectible Alfa GTA. In the grand tradition of homologation specials (virtually all the sporting manufacturers did this), the car was sold as a street vehicle without ever really being intended to be one: It was more expensive, less comfortable, and more demanding than its sister and thus only attractive to potential racers and the occasional die-hard enthusiast. It was also less durable. The lightweight panels and trim were notori- ously fragile and even more rust-prone than the normal “great Italian rust experiment” cars of the era. Suddenly uber collectible Between fragility, heavy use and an ordinary sedan appearance, very few Giulia TI Supers survived to the present, and they are arguably the most rare of the production Alfas. True Alfisti have always appreciated them, but their provenance — combined with their rarity — has recently turned them into seriously collectible cars. Really good ones have traded for well over $150,000. So what is the deal on this one? This is what I have been able to determine: A good friend of mine tried to buy it from the Japanese owner in December of 2014. The ask was a pretty firm $190,000, and the owner made comments about Bonhams wanting it. Although my friend was willing to pay well over $125,000, negotiations never really got started, and no deal was made. The car was in Japan, which made it difficult to inspect. This, as well as language barriers, added to the problems. The car was shipped to England and was consigned to the Bonhams Goodwood auction in September 2015 with an estimate of $100,000– $130,000. It did not sell. The car was then entered in Bonhams’ RAF Hendon sale with a re- duced reserve, and it sold for $60,884. My friend doesn’t follow auctions, and he had lost track of it. He told me that he regrets having missed the car. He doesn’t think the market has changed much in the past year, so he would have expected it to sell for much more. From this information, it seems that we can build a pretty good cau- tionary tale about how and where to sell semi-collectible racing cars. Regular readers know that I frequently opine that weapons-grade rac- ing cars almost never sell well at auction, while more highly collectible cars tend to do very well. The reasons behind this are a subject for another time, but I have consistently observed it for years now. Our subject Alfa Giulia TI Super occupies a difficult middle ground between the two categories. The right people weren’t in the room The cadre of serious Alfa collectors who will part with top money for a car like this is real but very small, insular, and not inclined to follow auctions, so they likely didn’t even know about it (my friend didn’t). Bonhams Goodwood (and Hendon) are arguably the best venues to auction racing cars, but the bidders there are racers looking for cars to play with. They are definitely not niche collectors. At $61,000, this Alfa sold at probably a market-correct price for a good racing TI saloon. The fact that it was a rare and important Alfa racer got lost in the process. The takeaway from this tale is simple but important: Auctions are a great place to sell cars, but not all cars. Niche market collectibles, particularly ones that can be perceived as either old racers to the general public or desirable possessions to the niche, run a serious risk of getting sold to the wrong group for the wrong price. I’m afraid that is what happened here. I will suggest that the car was fairly bought as a racer but very, very well bought for what it really was and could be. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) March 2016 69

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Race Car Profile The Cumberford Perspective A fabulous, flying 4-door phone booth By Robert Cumberford 2 created the best memories, both for the brilliant subtlety of its surprisingly aerodynamic styling and its inspiring dynamics. We might consider its O ride qualities inadequate today, but in the mid1960s, it was the sports sedan — and really quick for a 1600-cc 4-door car. This earlier, lighter racing car must have been even more exciting to drive, as it was pared of a lot of weight and superfluous details, such as practical bumpers. In the early 1960s, only the Porsche 356 and Citroën DS19 had lower drag coefficients than the Giulia, and probably no one then built a stronger passenger cell with more easily crushed energy-absorbing front and rear bodywork —not even Saab or Volvo. The interior volume was excellent, and four big men sitting comfortably upright could ride happily, with plenty of headroom. That virtue is completely irrelevant in this racing application, of course, and all this particular example offers is a chance to get on a track and go as fast as possible. Which is not that impressive in a time when lap times of some economy cars on all-season tires would be lower. In its time, though, this was a truly extraordinary vehicle — feared and respected by drivers of many bigger, more powerful models. ♦ FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Negative indent at top of fender reduces frontal area for aerodynamic efficiency and strengthens fender and door panels by providing stiffening ribs. 2 This substantial radius helps reduce normal pressure increase where hood surface transitions abruptly to more upright windshield plane. 3 The windshield-roof tran- sition looks abrupt in this view, but there is in fact a quite generous radius at the leading edge of the nearly flat roof panel. 4 This is one of the earliest manifestations of a high rear deck to improve aerodynam- 8 10 7 5 6 ics. It was later derisively called “the Bangle Butt” on BMWs. It works, and Alfa did it first. 5 These racing wheels may be magnesium, but they are visually identical to the standard — very good-looking — steel wheels with their dish hubcaps removed. 6 Road cars had high-beam lamps here, but for racing, their removal supplied more cooling air. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The rear fascia was con- siderably stiffened by this thick, softly radiused perimeter rib, at almost no weight increase. This is more of the brilliant body engineering in this blocky sedan. 8 A slight increase in roof length improves airflow, reduces drag and adds another strengthening rib. 9 The negative indent along the roof sides provides another such rib, and reduces frontal area while also acting as an airflowstraightening element. 10 The windshield is highly radiused in plan view, and the resulting transition to the side glass is much less disruptive to airflow as a result. 11 Once again, a rib stamped into body panels strengthens, directs airflow, and costs almost nothing in added weight. 9 12 Presumably this goiter of a body side extension was to allow fatter tires, but it seems greatly overdone. It’s the only deviation from the bonestandard Giulia body shape. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The instrument panel stamping and the gauges are strictly production, while the serious bucket seat and plethora of tubing are definitely not. It’s a black hole in there, so the white stamping of the IP is welcome. But aesthetic elegance was never part of the plan for the Giulia TI. There were coachbuilt coupes for that role — good ones from Bertone and Zagato. f the many cars I’ve owned, the Giulia Super 4 1 3 11 12 70 Sports Car Market

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Next Gen Profile 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary Coupe Some collectors want a car that their well-heeled friends can’t find by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 2013–14 Number produced: 100 Original list price: $548,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $440,000; high sale, $504,000 (this car) Tune-up cost: $5,000 Chassis # location: Inside windshield on top of dashboard Engine # location: Stamped on side of block Club: Lamborghini Club of America More: Alternatives: 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale, 2014 McLaren 650S, 2011 Spyker C10 Aileron SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: ZHWUC1ZD4ELA02242 A ll Lamborghinis are rare, but some are more special than others. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario Edition celebrates the 50 Although there is generally a firm line drawn between years of Lamborghini. Only 100 are said to have been produced, and to distinguish the 50th from just a regular Aventador, one will instantly notice the shocking yellow metallic paint, named “Giallo Maggio,” that was specially made for this supercar. Down-force and aerodynamics were improved by 50% with a new rear diffuser to improve airflow. New front air intakes and splitter have also been enlarged as well as small winglets on the sides of this fierce machine. This 720-horsepower Raging Bull holds the road like no other Bull that has come before, with a top speed of 217 mph. Special diamond-quilted stitching, which goes by the impressive name of Q-Citura, was developed uniquely for this edition. Only 43 of the 50th Anniversary Special Aventadors were allocated to North America. When so few of these stupendous cars were made, and even fewer sent to North America, this is as close as one can get to buying a brand-new Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversario Edition. This car would be the undisputed star centerpiece in any Lamborghini collection, with unbeatable bragging rights. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 212, sold for $504,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Keno Brothers’ New York City Sale on November 19, 2015. 72 admirers of vintage sports cars and the modern output of the factory, I have to admit that as a big fan of Lamborghinis from the 1960s and 1970s, I rather like the current production coming from Sant’Agata Bolognese. As I am a former owner of a 1969 Lamborghini Islero, perhaps the most conservative car ever to wear the badge, that might be shocking to some. But here’s my thinking: Arguably, from the Scaglione- designed 350GTV prototype and certainly from the Miura onwards, the Lamborghini brand has always stood for drama on wheels — arresting visuals backed up with stunning performance. One of the main challenges the company has faced was the expectations set up by the almost dizzying pace of new model introductions in its first 15 years. In that time we saw the 350GT, 400GT 2+2, Islero, Espada, Miura, Countach and Urraco come from the small factory. That the company survived for the next 15 years mak- ing virtually only two models — the Countach and then the Diablo — is a credit to perseverance and some blind luck. Backed more firmly than ever by the cash from VAG’s Audi and the benefit of shared development costs for the “volume” Huracán model, the company seems to have a secure future. Today’s managers from across the Alps have also been excellent brand stewards who seem to have recaptured the edginess that the best Lamborghinis have 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Lot 271, s/n ZA9CA005AOKLA12815 Condition 1Sold at $177,115 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/29/12 SCM# 2091 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Lot S711, s/n ZHWGU11855LA01931 Condition 2 Not sold at $77,000 Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 6/20/14 SCM# 244397 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Lot 50, s/n ZHWGU54T29LA07798 Condition 1Sold at $181,500 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/21/11 SCM# 168681 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Keno Brothers

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always had — while successfully injecting a very Teutonic reliability and usability into the mix. A new wave of car collectors There is a notable trend of late that has seen big prices realized for late-model supercars at collector car auctions. It is generally accepted that what drives these sales is the presence of a younger generation of buyers — among them the so-called “Tech Billionaires.” A recent Forbes Magazine list of the clan identified 100 of the richest tech bigwigs. Of them, 51 are U.S. citizens, and 33 are from Asian nations. Their average age was 53, which is apparently 10 years younger than the general population of billionaires. Given the rule that each generation of car collectors lusts for cars from their teenage years, tech billionaires should be buying cars from the class of 1977. So are the buyers of modern-day supercars 16-yearold billionaires? Not quite. There are, however, a good number of hyper-successful 30-, 40- and 50-somethings who want to show up at the hot club of the month driving something their equally well-favored pals can’t buy from their favorite salesperson with a text on their iPhone. So, rather than have just another Lamborghini, Ferrari or Bugatti, they’ll have the one they made 100 of. Or better yet, one of 80 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta models. Or not just a Veyron, but a Super Sport. The long-term prospects for continued enthusiast interest doesn’t ap- pear to be the primary motivation in some of these purchases. Instead, the motivation is often the immediate gratification of possessing a toy none of your other friends got for Christmas. A re-blast from the past A 2016 Aventador LP700-4 has an MSRP of $493,095, with an SV bringing $88k more. Only 600 of these will be made, making the 100 50th Anniversary cars true rarities in today’s production schemes. The market appeal of the Anniversary Countach could not have been lost on Lamborghini’s management. Launched in 1988 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the marque, the Anniversary was largely a cosmetic package, although improved air handling from the body modifications did give it a higher top speed than the 5000 QV base car. Lamborghini built 657 during a two-year run before it was replaced by the new Diablo. The 25th Anniversary Countach brings a slight premium over the 5000 QV, but they still sell for one-third of an LP400 and a quarter of what an early Periscopio now brings. At the time I was writing this piece, an Anniversario was being of- fered for sale at the Miami Lamborghini dealer with an asking price of $589,950. Our subject car, a 2013, had only covered 507 miles from the factory, while the Florida car had been driven a comparatively massive 1,216 miles since being built in 2014. Typical used regular-production LP700-4 models are on the market from the mid-$300k to mid-$400k range, with miles from around 800 up to 4,500. The MSRP of the Anniversario was $548,000 at launch in 2013, so our subject car sold very near that number. A string of specials The Veneno coupe, built in three units with an MSRP of $4.5m, and the Sesto Elemento, of which 20 exist, are truly rare cars. Lamborghini has embarked on a regular program of specials, which is a wise move for a company with limited volume. It gives an air of exclusivity to a regular production model, and it gives the media something to write about, photograph and video. More importantly, a special edition provides an opportunity for our target customer to buy something that every other would-be Lamborghini customer in his locale might not have. There were 100 of the Anniversario coupes built, and as the catalog description mentioned, 43 were sent to North America. Given the identical color scheme they all share, it still might be likely that more than one could show up to an event in Beverly Hills, Miami or Vancouver. How embarrassing would it be to casually stroll over to the wrong car? Depreciation and fun driving This almost-new car is a depreciating, albeit very gently, asset, and I believe it will continue to be such for the new owner. The depreciation curve may be slow and gentle, but I would not be surprised to see it last quite a few years longer. My advice is to drive it and enjoy it. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Keno Brothers.) March 2016 73

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Market Reports Overview Pushing Boundaries A longhorn-and-six-shooter-bedecked Nudie Mobile makes $308k By Tony Piff Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer, $28,050,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 84 2. 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato coupe, $14,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 80 3. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet, $5,720,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 84 4. 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow sedan, $3,740,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 88 5. 2003 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $3,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 86 6. 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa coupe, $3,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 82 7. 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400SV coupe, $2,420,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 86 8. 1964 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet, $1,760,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 80 9. 1954 Siata 208S spider, $1,650,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 84 10. 1934 Delage D8S cabriolet, $1,430,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 80 Best Buys 1968 Toyota 2000GT coupe, $683,200—Keno Brothers, NY, p. 108 76 and the most expensive car of 2015 — at their “Driven By Disruption” sale in New York. The 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer fetched $28m, pulling overall sales to $72.5m, with 21 of 31 cars sold. The Keno Brothers’ R debut sale in New York City saw a 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada take high-sale honors at $1m. Twenty out of 40 lots changed hands, and sales totaled $8.3m. Bonhams sold 22 out of M Sotheby’s sold the expensive car of all time — third-mostauction Used by Rogers and Evans for parades and special occasions — 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Nudie Mobile convertible, sold at $308,000, RM Sotheby’s, New York City, NY 27 cars at The Bond Street Motor Car Sale in London to the jingle of $13.4m total. A famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing that was mounted on the top of a spike for the 2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the top lot at $1.36m. Five weeks earlier in London, Bonhams offered a dozen cars built in 1904 or earlier at their London to Brighton Run Sale. Ten cars sold for $2.2m in total, and a 1903 Clement Model AC4R rear-entrance tonneau finished in the lead at $638k. A 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster cruised to $911k at Artcurial Paris and secured the high spot. Artcurial sold 62 out of 76 cars for $8.1m. Sales at Silverstone’s first nothing-but-Porsche auc- tion totaled $4.1m. Of 57 Porsches, 38 sold, and a 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring coupe came out on top, selling at $633k. Tony’s Market Moment: While the ex-Roy Rogers 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Nudie Mobile at RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” sale may have seemed out of place — the third-cheapest-lot at $308k, sandwiched in the catalog between the $28m 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer and the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Sportabteilung Gullwing (not sold at $4.2m) — you have to admit that Nudie Cohn was a boundary-pusher. Nudie’s longhorn-and-six-shooter-bedecked custom cars and rhinestone-embroidered suits have nothing to do with good taste, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interesting, evocative cultural touchstones. And once enough time has passed, we’ll be able to see through the kitsch. I could see a deep-pocketed film buff like Quentin Northamptonshire, U.K. October 25, 2015 Hilton Head Island, SC October 31, 2015 November 1, 2015 Artcurial Paris, FRA November 6–7, 2015 Keno Brothers New York City, NY November 18, 2015 New York City, NY December 10, 2015 December 6, 2015 RM Sotheby’s $0 London, U.K. Bonhams Motostalgia Austin, TX October 30, 2015 Auctions America London, U.K. Bonhams Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silverstone Philadelphia, PA October 5, 2015 Bonhams $3.2m $4.1m $2.2m $5.5m $8.1m $2.6m $8.3m $13.4m $20m $40m 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 Tarantino or a country-western star like George Strait paying up for a Nudie Mobile with period celebrity history. Perhaps half as a joke, but also half seriously. You can’t buy good taste. But a sense of humor? That’s priceless. ♦ $72.5m $60m $80m 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 convertible, $131,323—Artcurial, FRA, p. 114 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 replica coupe, $109,176— Silverstone, U.K., p. 126 2000 Qvale Mangusta retractable hard top, $16,500—Bonhams, PA, p. 148 et Reports Overview Pushing Boundaries A longhorn-and-six-shooter-bedecked Nudie Mobile makes $308k By Tony Piff Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer, $28,050,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 84 2. 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato coupe, $14,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 80 3. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet, $5,720,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 84 4. 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow sedan, $3,740,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 88 5. 2003 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $3,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 86 6. 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa coupe, $3,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 82 7. 1972 Lamborghini Miura P400SV coupe, $2,420,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 86 8. 1964 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet, $1,760,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 80 9. 1954 Siata 208S spider, $1,650,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 84 10. 1934 Delage D8S cabriolet, $1,430,000—RM Sotheby’s, NY, p. 80 Best Buys 1968 Toyota 2000GT coupe, $683,200—Keno Brothers, NY, p. 108 76 and the most expensive car of 2015 — at their “Driven By Disruption” sale in New York. The 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer fetched $28m, pulling overall sales to $72.5m, with 21 of 31 cars sold. The Keno Brothers’ R debut sale in New York City saw a 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada take high-sale honors at $1m. Twenty out of 40 lots changed hands, and sales totaled $8.3m. Bonhams sold 22 out of M Sotheby’s sold the expensive car of all time — third-most- auction Used by Rogers and Evans for parades and special occasions — 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Nudie Mobile convertible, sold at $308,000, RM Sotheby’s, New York City, NY 27 cars at The Bond Street Motor Car Sale in London to the jingle of $13.4m total. A famous 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing that was mounted on the top of a spike for the 2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the top lot at $1.36m. Five weeks earlier in London, Bonhams offered a dozen cars built in 1904 or earlier at their London to Brighton Run Sale. Ten cars sold for $2.2m in total, and a 1903 Clement Model AC4R rear-entrance tonneau fin- ished in the lead at $638k. A 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster cruised to $911k at Artcurial Paris and secured the high spot. Artcurial sold 62 out of 76 cars for $8.1m. Sales at Silverstone’s first nothing-but-Porsche auc- tion totaled $4.1m. Of 57 Porsches, 38 sold, and a 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring coupe came out on top, selling at $633k. Tony’s Market Moment: While the ex-Roy Rogers 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Nudie Mobile at RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” sale may have seemed out of place — the third-cheapest-lot at $308k, sandwiched in the catalog between the $28m 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer and the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Sportabteilung Gullwing (not sold at $4.2m) — you have to admit that Nudie Cohn was a boundary-pusher. Nudie’s longhorn-and-six-shooter-bedecked custom cars and rhinestone-embroidered suits have nothing to do with good taste, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interest- ing, evocative cultural touchstones. And once enough time has passed, we’ll be able to see through the kitsch. I could see a deep-pocketed film buff like Quentin Northamptonshire, U.K. October 25, 2015 Hilton Head Island, SC October 31, 2015 November 1, 2015 Artcurial Paris, FRA November 6–7, 2015 Keno Brothers New York City, NY November 18, 2015 New York City, NY December 10, 2015 December 6, 2015 RM Sotheby’s $0 London, U.K. Bonhams Motostalgia Austin, TX October 30, 2015 Auctions America London, U.K. Bonhams Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silverstone Philadelphia, PA October 5, 2015 Bonhams $3.2m $4.1m $2.2m $5.5m $8.1m $2.6m $8.3m $13.4m $20m $40m 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 Tarantino or a country-western star like George Strait paying up for a Nudie Mobile with period celebrity his- tory. Perhaps half as a joke, but also half seriously. You can’t buy good taste. But a sense of humor? That’s priceless. ♦ $72.5m $60m $80m 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 convertible, $131,323—Artcurial, FRA, p. 114 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 replica coupe, $109,176— Silverstone, U.K., p. 126 2000 Qvale Mangusta retractable hard top, $16,500—Bonhams, PA, p. 148 Eden Eden Roc convertible, $21,012— Artcurial, FRA, p. 121 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s New York City, NY RM Sotheby’s — Driven By Disruption Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 356 SC, wrapped in its hand-painted “History of the Universe” mural, went to a new owner at $1.8m Company RM Sotheby’s Date December 10, 2015 Location New York, NY Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 21/31 Sales rate 68% Sales total $72,534,000 High sale 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, sold at $28,050,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Nonsensical to some; worth every penny to buyer — 1964 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet, sold at $1,760,000 Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal Market opinions in italics T he ex-Floyd Mayweather 2003 Ferrari Enzo in the lobby of Sotheby’s Manhattan headquarters heralded something special. Ten floors up, 30 more lots of superstar cars awaited bids. RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” sale celebrated a broad spectrum of auto- mobiles that, in one way or another, shook up the status quo and made history. Of the 31 lots, nine hailed from Maranello. Top-sale honors went to New York, NY the sleek ex-Works 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, which roared to a final price of $28 million, the biggest automotive auction sale this year. Chassis 0626 was piloted by Juan Manuel Fangio to a 4th overall finish at the 1956 Mille Miglia. RM Sotheby’s showcased the car in a space where attendees could familiarize themselves with its important racing history and achievements. Of course Lamborghini made an appearance, including one of the finest — if not the finest — Miura P400 SVs on the planet. Born in 1972 and finished in signature Giallo Miura over Nero leather, this stunning concours-restored example ticked all the boxes and sold at $2.4m. A 1981 Countach LP400 S in top condition and with only 6k original miles was well bought at $963k, despite its polarizing Verde Metallizzato paint. You couldn’t resist the pull of Janis Joplin’s daily driver, a 1964 Porsche 356 SC wrapped in the hand-painted psychedelic mural known as “History of the Universe.” The painting was a re-creation of the original, but it was awesome nonetheless. Joplin’s Porsche occupied a space of its own, with oh-so-’60s beaded strands marking the entrance. Offered by Janis’ two siblings, the car laid to shame its $600k upper estimate, going to a new owner at $1.8m. Not all the lots smashed the million-dollar barrier, however. In its own barn-themed Top seller — 1956 Ferrari 290 MM racer, sold at $28,050,000 78 room, complete with hay bales and straw on the floor, was a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville “Nudie Mobile” formerly owned by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Over-the-top accessorized with Texas longhorns, rifles, silver dollars… it was either a work of art or something to witness once and never again. RM Sotheby’s did a fine job marketing this one, and it sold north of mid-estimate at $308k. Yeehaw! ♦ Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s New York City, NY ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 2 #215-1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT Zagato coupe. S/N DB4GT0186R. Eng. # 3700186GT. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 5,296 miles. The 14th of only 19 produced. Only example delivered new to Australia. Major restoration by marque specialist Richard Williams and Zagato, completed in 2002, is holding up well. A few minor chips on hood. Minimal chrome decent. Micro-scratches on rear side windows. Some dings on windshield. Clear headlamp covers. Tires show use. Gorgeous inside, unspoiled. Excellent dash, clear gauges. Lovely three-spoke wood wheel. Clean body colormatching carpets. Tidy engine bay. Award as this sold just north of mid-estimate. Well sold, but the buyer got a beauty. No reserve. FRENCH #228-1934 DELAGE D8S cabriolet. S/N 38229. Eng. # 131. Lilac & aluminum/ lilac leather. RHD. Odo: 429 miles. One of only two known examples. Thirty-year-old restoration still mesmerizes. Lustrous repaint in lilac—yes, lilac. Mostly superb chrome trim, dingy aluminum finish on hood. Disc-style wheel covers unscuffed. Permanent top reproduced in a light blue silk-like material. Hood ornament is a peacock’s head in Lalique crystal. Dual spares in back. Two award badges: 1991 AACA National First Prize Winner and 1993 CCCA Senior Winner, TOP 10 No. 10 completed in 2011, holding up well. Straight paint. Windows, bumpers scratched. Left fog light yellowing. Single-family ownership since 1966. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $4,200,000. An extremely rare Gullwing, the first of four race-prepped by factory’s Sportabteilung (competition department), and one of two known and accounted for. Per the catalog, “the rarest and most desirable W198 Gullwing ever offered.” Quite possibly the former, but the consignor still needs to find a buyer who values it as highly as he does. The $5m low estimate was roughly triple the money “everyday” Gullwings are bringing, and the amount bid here was too little, too late. #220-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC roadster. S/N 1880156500069. Eng. # 1999806500071. Dark blue/brown leather. Odo: 55,917 miles. One of 53 hand-built roadsters. Restored to an exacting standard by Charles Brahms. Deep, rich finish. Exceptional brightwork, glass, gaps. Pristine inside. Superb burled walnut wood trim. Clear instruments. Becker Mexico radio. Optional fitted luggage in tonneau area behind front seats, along with five-piece set in trunk. Underhood winner at numerous European and American concours events. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,300,000. Lighter and slightly faster than the standard DB4GT. Sat front and center in one of the rooms flanked by a 300SL Gullwing and 250 GT cabriolet Series I. Along with its DBR1 and -w2 stablemates, the DB4GT Zagato sits atop the Aston Martin value chain. It is, pure and simple, a design for the ages. This example boasted an extensive, and frequently successful, period racing career, which added to its allure. The most valuable British car ever sold at auction, shy of the $15m low estimate. (See profile, p. 60.) #207-1965 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E10804. Eng. # 7E32869. Opalescent Silver Gray/red leather. Odo: 23,450 miles. Numbers-matching example. Fresh restoration done to concours standard. Flawless paint, no major issues. Shiny brightwork. Covered lenses clear. Very good panel fit. Rebuilt engine bay show-quality. Optioned with rare removable hard top. Perfect interior. Seats show minimal wear. JDHT certificate. Has toolkit, jack. Looks like it went right from the restoration shop to the auction. Spectacular color combo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT National Competition First Prize. Interior a gem. Formerly owned by Robert Friggens and Noel Thompson. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. A singular example of French Art Deco design that clearly made an impression at the 1991 Pebble Beach Concours, where it was awarded second in class. Also photographed for publication by Michael Furman. An elegant Delage, and while I’ll admit the lilac finish grew on me, I could easily count off a number of other colors that would’ve made it more desirable. Sold near mid-estimate, which I’d call well bought and sold. GERMAN #223-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Sportabteilung Gullwing. S/N 1980405500640. Eng. # 1980405500659. Silver gray metallic/red & white cloth. Odo: 10,936 km. Believed the first factory-campaigned W198 300SL. Steel body. Raced and tested by factory team during 1955. Fangio, Fitch, Kling and Hermann reportedly drove the car. Stirling Moss drove it to 2nd overall in Group B class of 1956 Tour de France. Wears race number 149, TdF badges. Upgrades to race spec include NSL-spec motor, larger oil tank, Rudge knockoffs. Three-year restoration to TdF spec shipshape. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,072,500. It may be hard to imagine these closing the value gap with their more publicized 300SL stablemates, but these are just as good-looking, in my opinion. Nearly double the result of Lot 208, the ’55 300Sc coupe that didn’t sell at a high bid of $550k. To paraphrase the by-nowfamiliar saying, “When the top goes down, the price goes up.” The $1.2m low estimate was almost there, but this was in line with recent sales. Well bought and sold. TOP 10 No. 8 #206-1964 PORSCHE 356 SC cabriolet. S/N 160371. Eng. # 811908. Multicolored/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 38,744 miles. Janis Joplin’s daily driver. “History of the Universe” psychedelic mural re-created in early 1990s. Paint faded, but artwork still wows. Luggage rack. Passen- $297,000. A pristine example that deserved a serious number, but this surely raised a few eyebrows. Not the auction company’s, though, 80 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s New York City, NY ger’s side rear wheel slightly pocked. Nicely aged inside. Driver’s seat a little too cushy. Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Displayed for past 20 years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Recently returned to running and driving order. Offered by Janis’ siblings, Michael and Laura, owners since 1973. Images of dealer purchase order and other docs on wall. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,760,000. Strands of multicolored beads marked the entrance. Catalog: “It all but strikes you over the head with its presence, a rolling ensemble of flowing colors and emerging shapes that drifted out of pen, smoke, Southern Comfort, and the spirit of the age. It is an embodiment of its owner and her ethos.” I couldn’t have said it better. Nonsensical to some; worth every penny to buyer for an irreplaceable piece of ’60s counterculture. Crushed its $600k high estimate. #218-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 “Touring” coupe. S/N 9113601018. Eng. # 6630992. Signal Yellow/black leather & cloth. Odo: 4,106 km. Comprehensively restored by Gunnar Racing. In CA ownership since late 2000s. Exceptional repaint in Signal Yellow. Minimal chrome trim excellent. All lamps clear. Scratches on rear window. Wheels dirty but unscuffed. Driver’s door sticks when opening. Pristine inside. Fitted with desirable Sports seats. Driver’s armrest coming undone. Electric sunroof and windows. Becker Mexico stereo. Engine bay detailed. Best of Show at 2008 Porsche Parade Concours. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Numbers-matching drivetrain. A striking car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $918,500. Car comes with a Japanese bill of sale, as it previously spent time there. A super well-done RS in an attention-getting color scheme that’ll receive cheers on the Autobahn, but jeers from grim-faced traffic cops on the highways of America. This was a Touring model, and not the rarer and more valuable Lightweight, but still a Porsche holy-grail car. All RS types continue to escalate, and this sold at a level where Lightweight prices were just a few years ago. Slightly well sold today, but the trends suggest a forward-thinking buyer. #229-1975 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9305700163. Eng. # 6750157. Copper Brown Metallic/tan leather. Odo: 133,717 km. The 163rd of only 284 first-year Turbos. Originally in Japan. 83k miles. Phenomenal restoration looks recent, although exact date is unspecified. Reportedly only 20 km since work was completed, however. Outstanding repaint in original color. “Porsche” graphics on both sides of car intact. Heated windshield. Blaupunkt Bamberg radio with three speakers. Power windows. Tidy bay. Numbers matching. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. Not much to fault here, although not everyone will go wild over the Copper Brown Metallic. It didn’t meet the $350k low estimate, but still huge money— even for a stellar example such as this car. Well sold at no reserve. Just be careful driving this beast. ITALIAN #225-1953 FERRARI 212 INTER coupe. S/N 0257EU. Eng. # 0257EU. Black & green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 46,773 km. Engine replaced with a correct factory unit early on, but reunited with refurbished original unit. Meticulous restoration in 2013 done to the nines. Polarizing two-tone color scheme, but stunning execution. Luxurious interior nearly faultless. Clean engine bay. Formerly owned by Robert Wilke and French Canadian actor Pierre-Paul Jalbert. 2013 Cavallino Classic Platinum Award winner. Ferrari Classiche cer- Original Fuchs wheels. Interior is showroomquality. Great dash. Clear instruments. “Dress Mackenzie Tartan” plaid seat inserts. Period tified. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,700,000. First of six similar Vignale coupes penned by Michelotti, according to catalog. I wasn’t in love with the color choice, but I sure appreciated the awesome presentation and Michelotti lines. Last sold for $1.8m at Gooding & Co.’s Scottsdale sale in January 2014 (SCM# 232421), when it had 225 fewer kilometers. It also sold at RM’s Monterey sale in August 2007 for $495k (SCM# 46377). High bid was not enough. Seller was right to wait another day. #216-1953 FERRARI 250 EUROPA coupe. S/N 0313EU. Eng. # 0331EU. Bruno Siena/tan leather. Odo: 295 km. One of 22 built, and one of four with Vignale custom coachwork, according to catalog. Displayed at 1954 World Motor Sports Show in New York. Eye-catching paint shows a few surface scratches. Excellent brightwork, glass, panels. Recessed front turn signals just one example of this car’s incredible attention to detail. Striking interior looks all new. Corded TOP 10 No. 6 82 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s New York City, NY net attached to chrome hooks in headliner. Unsoiled engine bay. 2012 Villa d’Este and 2015 Cavallino Classic award winner. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,300,000. Front and center in one of the rooms. Similar to the '53 212 Inter coupe (Lot 225), penned by Michelotti. As is the case with other early Ferraris, the styling delivers what the driving dynamics can’t, but no matter—it’s still an all-around fantastic car. Last sold for $2.8m at Bonhams Carmel in August 2013 (SCM# 227364). Could anyone have ever believed that these would be selling at these levels? Unheard of all those years ago; today, well bought, $500k below the low estimate. #227-1954 SIATA 208S spider. S/N BS535. Eng. # BS179. Dark blue/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 216 miles. The last of 33 reported Motto-bodied spiders. Michelotti design. Aluminum body. Powered by Fiat’s Tipo 104 alloy 8V engine, of which only 200 were produced, according to catalog. High-quality, three-year restoration completed in 2011. Sharp paint. Center fuel filler. Scratches on rear deck. Flawless inside. No trunk. Best in Class at Pebble Beach 2011, Premio d’Onore at 2013 Villa d’Este, class win at 2014 Amelia Island. Reunited with TOP 10 No. 9 class candidate that’ll be welcomed at many, if not all, historic races. Compared to the other lots at this sale, this was the most tatty, especially the paint, yet one of the most beautiful. Its originality was its allure—not to mention its magnetic and brutish presence. High bid wasn’t enough today. I can’t blame the seller for holding out; this should’ve fetched more. #221-1956 FERRARI 290 MM racer. S/N 0626. Eng. # 0626. Red/brown cloth. RHD. A Works race car created especially for Fangio, who finished 4th overall at the 1956 Mille Miglia in it (Castellotti, in another 290 MM, finished 1st). Ferrari went on to reclaim the World Sportscar Championship in 1956 (Mercedes won the year before) and repeated the feat in 1957. Piloted by a who’s-who of racing champions, including Hill, Gendebien, de Portago, von Trips... The list goes on. Extensive and documented racing history. Engine recently rebuilt. Ferrari Clas- TOP 10 No. 1 ted with a replacement “outside plug” engine by Chinetti circa 1970; recently fitted with a correct Type 128 C engine. Marvelous restoration, reportedly to original specs. Crisp paint, a few chips inside headlamp nacelle. Excellent gaps. Rear bumper has micro-scratches. Some dings, scratches on windshield. No issues with snazzy interior. Unsoiled engine bay. Ferrari Classiche certification said to be in process. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $5,720,000. A five-owner car that currently resides in Europe. In the same room as the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato and 300SL Gullwing, this 250 GT stood out in its attractive white livery. Last sold at $6,160,000 at Gooding & Co.’s Scottsdale sale in January 2014 (SCM# 232110). A price correction here or anomaly? Today, let’s call it well bought, but maintain a watchful eye on future sales. #231-1969 DETOMASO MANGUSTA coupe. S/N 8MA856. Rosso Aurora/black leather. Odo: 33,878 miles. Comprehensively restored, looks like recent work. Not quite perfect. Eye-popping repaint in what is believed to be its original color scheme. Minimal chrome trim shows some scratches. Clear lenses. Some scuffing inside right black original, numbers-matching engine in early ’80s. Fully documented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,650,000. Siata was not a manufacturing concern in the traditional sense, but a tuning specialist. Company intended the 208S to be competent on the track and relatively affordable. Arguably strong money north of the $1.5m low estimate, but this had the documentation, awards, the rare, correct 8V engine, and presentation to justify the winning bid. Well bought and sold, with a nod to the buyer. A no-sale at $600k at Bonhams’ Greenwich auction in June 2009 (SCM# 120848). #224-1955 FERRARI 500 MONDIAL racer. S/N 0424MD. Eng. # 0424MD. French Blu/black leather. RHD. Referred to as chassis 0564MD, but stamped by factory as 0424MD to avoid French import duties. Participated in 12 Hours of Hyères and Liège-Rome-Liège rally. Seven appearances in Mille Miglia Storica. Red repaint removed to reveal original blue. Nürburgring stickers on small windscreen. Highly original, including chassis, engine, coachwork and interior. Leather seats ripped, have variegated black, brown and gold striped upholstery. Second windscreen in car. Recent engine rebuild by Hall & Hall. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $4,450,000. A very appealing preservation- 84 siche certified. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,050,000. Star lot of the auction. You knew this was something special based on RM Sotheby’s presentation. In a sizable room all to itself, with period video footage, large vintage photo boards covering the walls and framed photos of the legendary drivers who campaigned 0626. Completing the museum-like atmosphere was seating for gazing admirers. The top automotive auction sale this year and the third-most-expensive car ever sold at auction. (See profile, p. 58.) #211-1958 FERRARI 250 GT Series I cabriolet. S/N 0791GT. Bianco/black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 36,640 miles. Fourteenth of 40 built. Known history from new. Purchased new by John R. Fulp Jr.; owned for 40 years by Robert Donner Jr. Fit- TOP 10 No. 3 headlamp housing. Wheels a bit marked up. Handmade ANSA silencers and exhaust pipes. Seats look and feel brand new. Excellent dash with beautiful wood trim. Wood/black leather wheel. Headliner a tad dirty. Audiovox tape deck. Has correct toolkit, jack and owner’s handbook. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $297,000. Mangusta is Italian for “Mongoose,” a natural predator of the cobra. DeTomaso’s choice of nomenclature was no coincidence. Sold at no reserve just shy of the $300k low estimate. For this money, you could score a late-model Ferrari Testarossa, such as Lot 204, a 1991 example sold here for $319k. The Mangusta may be less well-known, but it’s no slacker. Your choice. #209-1969 FERRARI 206 GT DINO coupe. S/N 00404. Eng. # 1004. Rosso Chiaro/Nero leather. Odo: 55,575 km. First Dino built on longer (by 2.1 inches) next-generation 246 GT L Series chassis. Has 206’s aluminum body. Stated to be restored. A knockout under ceiling lights. Fantastic paint, Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s New York City, NY a few surface scratches. Very nice chrome trim. Clear glass. Excellent dash, all instruments there and legible. Sporty red inserts on leather seats add panache. Wooden steering wheel not original. “Owned for many years by a collector based in Japan.” Book filled with photos of car, events where it’s been shown, etc. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $770,000. One of 152 206s built. 2015 Silver Award winner at FCA International Meet in Monterey. Though it rode on the new 246 GT platform, it had the 206’s 2-liter motor—not the 246’s larger 2.4-liter. Dinos have been on a steep upward trajectory the past few years, but this one hit it out of the ballpark. Attribute the premium to the “first” factor. A fair deal both ways at mid-estimate. But at this price, you could have had two 365 GTC/4s at double the cylinder count. Just a thought. #202-1972 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 SV coupe. S/N 5014. Eng. # 30700. Giallo Miura/Nero leather. Odo: 36,655 km. Has original body, engine and drivetrain. Cost-be-damned restoration overseen by factory test driver Valentino Balboni. All work done to the nines and documented. Superb finish in original color combination. Very good glass, body panels. Correct Pirelli CN12 tires. Has split-sump lubrication system. TOP 10 No. 7 Daytona—not original unit but said to offer more horsepower. Multiple awards including eight-time FCA Platinum winner, Coppa Bella Macchina. Low miles believed from new. Has owner’s manual, original books, jack, original toolkit. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $847,000. One of 30 originally finished in Nero paint, according to catalog. It’s not a Spyder, which would have commanded close to triple this result, but the berlinettas are no slackers. They, too, have been riding the Ferrari wave and their values have steadily increased. A somewhat strong result here, but the way these are trending, I don’t think the buyer will have any regrets. Well sold today. Last on the auction block at Cole’s sale in August 1992, where it didn’t sell at $175k (SCM# 17992). #226-1981 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP400 S coupe. S/N 1121316. Eng. # 1121316. Verde Metallizzato/khaki leather. Odo: 6,034 km. The 3rd of 82 Series III cars, according to catalog, and the first delivered to a private customer. Three owners from new. Low miles stated to be from new. Inspection report from factory test driver Valentino Balboni. Factory-issued Certificato d’Origine. Superb restoration by former factory employees who reportedly built car. Perfect interior. books and tools. Stated to have had the front brake calipers rebuilt a little over a year ago. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $319,000. It seems like yesterday when “Testarossa” and “affordable Ferrari V12” were uttered in the same breath. Not any more. A surge of interest at the lower echelons of Ferrari collectibility has set ablaze once-lowly TRs, 308s, etc. Still, hard to fathom this represents the new market, and so at this price, $80k below the low estimate, I’m compelled to call it well sold. TOP 10 No. 5 #219-2003 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCW56A130135440. Eng. # 79706. Rosso Corsa/Nero leather. Odo: 554 miles. The 295th of 399 produced (400 if you count the one built specially for the late Pope John Paul II). Displayed in the lobby of Sotheby’s HQ wrapped in a ribbon for the holiday season. Flawless paint, trim, panels and glass. Inside is showroom quality. Perfect carbon-fiber black leather seats. Creature comforts are few, but has a/c. Just two owners from new; one was boxer Floyd Mayweather. Faultless. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,420,000. Per the catalog, “the finest SV ever offered at auction.” That’s quite a heady claim to make without seeing the other 148 that were built, but I admit that finding a nicer example would be a tough challenge. Many consider the Miura to be the first “supercar,” and this one was just plain stunning. Sold a tad above low estimate. Well bought. #201-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 16951. Eng. # B1934. Nero/ red leather. Odo: 28,920 miles. Time’s been kind to this striking Daytona since its 2004 restoration. Great paint, chrome. Dual ANSA exhausts. Wider Borranis. Excellent seats retrimmed in red leather with black lateral inserts in mid-’80s. Becker Mexico radio, power windows, a/c. Correct engine from a Euro-spec Leather seats reflect low miles. Tidy engine bay is a beautiful sight. Too bad I can’t say the same about the metallic green paint, despite its perfect presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $962,500. Not the color of the one hanging on the walls in my college dorm (it was red), but to each his own. At this price, I wondered how much a more mainstream finish such as red or black would have brought. Well bought, based on condition, and sold, $40k short of midestimate. #204-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSM17A1M0087139. Eng. # 24933. Nero/Nero leather. Odo: 297 km. Delivered new to Canada. A one-owner car with less than 300 kilometers from new. No reserve. Menacing in its black-over-black color scheme. Deep, rich paint shows some microscratches, fisheyes. Interior nearly faultless. No issues underhood. Missing its original Received its 5k-mile service at Ferrari of Beverly Hills this past September. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,300,000. An unmolested original Ferrari in a desirable color combination with only 554 miles on the odo. That’s the recipe for a blockbuster sale, and it delivered. A peek at the SCM Platinum Auction Database reveals this to be a world-record price for a non-ex-Pope Enzo at auction. The new normal for one of the best of the best? Very well sold a notch above mid-estimate, but the buyer also got a terrific Christmas present. SPANISH #205-1954 PEGASO Z-102 3.2 coupe. S/N 01021500150. Eng. # 01020170150. Dark green/green & brown leather. Odo: 33,017 km. Four Spanish owners. Touring coachwork. Aluminum body panels. Period competition history. Fresh older repaint not perfect but very well preserved. Chips, surface scratches, crack on hood’s edge. Scratches on trunk lid, rear window, left front fender. Rear side windows hazy. Nicely aged interior looks original. 86 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s New York City, NY Speckled dash material excellent. RAC badge on glovebox. Two-tone headliner in good shape. Luggage in back. Engine upgraded to 3.2-liter unit early in its life. Original spare and toolkit. Shown at the 1954 San Remo Concorso. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $742,500. A good-looking Z-102 that sold more than $50k under the low estimate. Well bought. Perhaps not as familiar a face at the collector car ball, Pegaso was the short-lived offspring of Spanish state-owned truck factory ENASA. An innovator from the get-go, its all-alloy V8 employed two overhead camshafts per side. Curiosity piqued? Then head on over to next year’s Amelia Island Concours, where Pegaso will be the featured Grand Marque. The Touring cars aren’t as rare as the Saoutchik models but are still highly sought-after. AMERICAN #214-1933 PIERCE-ARROW SILVER ARROW sedan. S/N 2575029. Eng. # 360005. Metallic pewter/gray broadcloth. Odo: 22,427 miles. One of three known survivors of five built, according to catalog. Believed shown at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Paint shows scratches, chip on passenger’s door. Dark charcoal body molding, striped in red. Love those squinting dual rear mirrors. Beautiful tiger and birdseye maple wood trim inside. Once owned by Bowman Dairy heir D. Cameron Peck and Henry Austin Clark Jr. of the Long Island Automotive Museum. CCCA Full Classic. Starting TOP 10 No. 4 Windshield has scratches. Firestone whitewalls yellowing, a bit dirty. Well-maintained interior. Two huge, round instrument gauges jump out at driver. Great chrome trim. Tinted Plexiglas visors heavily scratched. Push-button AM radio. Tidy bay. Formerly owned by Chrysler collector Paul Stern and Joe Bortz. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $550,000. I imagine this Exner-designed and Ghia-built Chrysler must’ve caused quite a sensation when it made its debut in the early ’50s. And while I can’t knock its terrific presentation, perhaps with the passage of time it’s become a bit staidlooking. Last sold at $858k at RM’s sale in July 2010 (SCM# 166295). Five years earlier, sold at $355k at RM’s sale in January 2005 (SCM# 37269). High bid could indicate a significant drop in value, but it seemed light considering this car’s rarity and condition. #222-1963 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Nudie Mobile convertible. S/N 863S02964. White/white vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 28,115 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 18 Nudie Mobiles created 1950–75, according to the catalog, with only nine known to exist. Never restored. Purchased from Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors by Roy Rogers. Texas longhorns in front. Rifle on rear fenders and trunk lid. Faded celebrity autographs on tonneau cover, Elvis among them. Steering wheel, most other surfaces decorated with silver dollars. Saddle mounted over trans tunnel has silver dollars, rhinestones. Driver “fires” guns to shift, open instructions. “Engine has to be running for the brakes to work” sign on dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,740,000. You could have found yourself short of breath after taking a walk around this big silvery monster. As impressive as it was, I thought the streamlined design came off as overwrought. Still, a very rare, very significant artifact, as evidenced by the robust price paid. It scaled the $3m upper estimate, and hopefully the price paid does not deter the buyer from giving this many a workout (after getting the brakes fixed). Well sold today, but I’ll wager the buyer comes out ahead down the road. #213-1953 CHRYSLER SPECIAL coupe. S/N 7232631. Eng. # C53835701. Light & dark metallic green/dark green leather. Odo: 1,153 miles. One of 18 Specials built. Sold new in Switzerland, stateside in early ’70s. Coming out of European ownership once again. Restored in early ’80s by Fran Roxas, still presents beautifully. Very good paint. Excellent chrome trim, panels. 88 doors. You have to see it to believe it. Outrageous. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $308,000. In a themed side room all by its lonesome. A mural depicting the inside of a wood barn provided backdrop. Hay strewn all over floor, westernstyle props enhanced overall scene. Did I say outrageous?In now-defunct Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum for over 45 years. Used by Rogers and Evans for parades and special occasions. Consignor acquired it when museum closed in 2010. A #2 rating, but normal SCM guidelines don’t really apply. If this was your thing, then well worth it, just north of mid-estimate. © Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, U.K. Bonhams — The Bond Street Motor Car Sale A very original Bentley 4½ Litre tourer cracked a million dollars, but the first rack-and-pinion AC Cobra looked cheap at $562k Company Bonhams Date December 6, 2015 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 22/27 Sales rate 81% Sales total $13,428,597 High sale 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $1,360,037 Well patinated and characterful leather — 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre tourer, sold at $1,011,171 Buyer’s premium 15% on first $75,698,12% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he big news here was one of the pinnacles of Austin-Healey collecting — the 100 coupe that was built up to S spec and used as per- sonal transport for eight years by company founder Donald Healey himself. Though the hardware was a bit tired, there can be no other car so steeped in Healey lore. The price could have gone anywhere, and it eventually sold for almost $1m. Following two more cars from the same collection, Healey’s Rolex Prince sold for almost $39k, twice its estimate, to California. Another car that exceeded all expectations was a late Jaguar XK 150 3.8 drophead, unremarkable aside from having had a particularly nice restoration. It soared past its $230k top estimate and kept going to almost three times that. Its price was matched by a four-door 1974 Aston Martin Lagonda, upgunned to 7 liters. The 300SL Gullwing was a surprise when it no-saled on the day, especially such London, U.K. a very well-known car from long-term ownership and in very original condition. But perhaps that was the problem, as buyers have come to expect perfection and not just at top dollar. It later popped up in the results at $1.36m to claim the high spot of the sale, closely followed by another very original car, a onefamily-owned Lagonda LG45 Rapide at $1.2m. With splendidly original interior, it sported a new top, as the slightly eccentric first owner had thrown away the original, because “convertibles don’t need roofs.” A Bentley 4½ Litre tourer still with its original body also cracked a million dollars, selling for $1,011,171, but the AC Cobra, the first rack-andpinion car, looked relatively cheap Sales Totals at $562k. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet failed to find the right money, but a 2005 575 Superamerica convertible fetched a staggering $926k, though that was within the expected estimate range. A trend I observed over several auctions 1962 AC Cobra roadster, sold at $561,829 90 at the end of 2015 was cars selling a little way under their estimates, or both those numbers and the reserves being adjusted downward at the last minute. That could be down to time lag: Even in the period between consignment and auction day, the market had settled back a little, making the expected numbers look a shade high. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013

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Bonhams London, U.K. ENGLISH #6-1929 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE tourer. S/N MR3399. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 63,167 miles. Very, very original and still with maker’s plate on body. Possibly preserved thanks to many years of museum display, including the Schlumpf Collection, though obviously massively enjoyed, too. Wears various event plaques and stickers, including some from Portugal. Slightly tired fabric body with a couple of holes. Older paint on hood is hold- lights. Older leather shows little wear. Saleroom notice suggests a split cylinder liner discovered in pre-sale road test. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $850,086. Last appears in SCM’s database in 1999, when it was acquired by Gordon Willey for $227k (SCM# 19641). Sold here just on the lower estimate, which is pretty good going with that potentially expensive motor issue. #21-1937 LAGONDA LG45 Rapide ing up respectably. Well patinated and characterful leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,011,171. Last appears in the SCM Platinum Auction Database in 1996, when it was listed but not sold at Christie’s for $277k (SCM# 6227). The winning high bid here was almost 20% over the top estimate, and the total price approaches the $1,059,595 achieved for a stunningly original 4½ saloon at Bonhams Beaulieu in September, but I’d call it fair for such an original car. #10-1932 FRAZER NASH TT REPLICA roadster. S/N 2050. Eng. # 11034. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 9,209 miles. Nicely patinated old warrior, sensitively titivated rather than totally restored about 10 years ago. Some new timber framing behind original body pan- Original Luvax dampers replaced with telescopics. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,189,212. One of 25 built, one-family ownership from new, and sold on the phone at a bid matching the £700k ($1.1m) top estimate. Cars with this sort of history just don’t come along very often, and this price was deserved, surpassing the incredibly original Bentley 4½ Litre saloon that Bonhams sold for $1,059,595 at Beaulieu earlier in the year. #18-1948 JAGUAR MK IV 3.5-liter els, some new wiring. Older paint with some dust and ripples, well-creased leather. Meadows 4ED engine as original, but not the original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $494,004. Ex-Works racer, has been in South Africa for much of its life. Sold right for condition and history. #5-1934 INVICTA 4½ LITRE S-type low-chassis tourer. S/N S165. Eng. # 8083. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 455 miles. Straight, good older paint now with a few bubbles. Excellent plating to radiator shell and 92 three-position drophead coupe. S/N 617141. White/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 37,486 miles. In super post-restoration order. Excellent dash and veneers, although there’s a modern stereo fitted. Lightly creased leather. Getrag 5-speed fitted, plus Lucas P100DB bullseye headlights, but original painted wire wheels and P100L headlamps included with the lot, and original registration number GNM 810 has been reallocated to the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $149,791. Hammered sold £3k ($4,500) shy of the £90k ($136k) lower esti- Sports Car Market roadster. S/N 12173R. Gray/black cloth/bluegray leather. RHD. Odo: 13,084 miles. Has been repainted, and the chrome plating is pretty good, but interior is magnificently original—i.e., proudly threadbare—except for the driver’s seat base, which has been re-covered in the past. Convertible top and frame are fairly new. Some instruments slightly faded. mate, in common with many auction sales in the last months of 2015, suggesting that while the market had deflated a little, the catalog writers’ aspirations were lagging behind fashion. A fair deal with likely a bit of profit left in it for retail. #16-1952 CONNAUGHT A-TYPE For- mula 2 racer. S/N AX. Blue/brown vinyl. MHD. F2 racer. Has chassis number AX, was previously A2/AX. Appearance good for a racer; some small cracks in paint, but body not unduly pinged. Some of seat vinyl is newish. Lea-Francis engine now on two DCOE Webers rather than four Amals. Historical Technical Passport issued 2014. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $129,443. Another from the Arthur Carter Collection. Formerly owned and raced by now-deceased classic car dealer Dan Margulies. Hammered sold £5k ($7,600) under the £80k ($121k) lower estimate and looks cheapish for a potential entry ticket to the Goodwood Revival. #14-1953 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 coupe. S/N BN1142615. Red/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 76,257 miles. 100S-spec mechanicals. One of two coupes, this one once the personal transport of Donald Healey. Still shiny but getting a bit tired around the edges. Massive and complex history. Well-creased leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $968,780. Sold off by the Works in 1962 (asking £850... ($1,300)), and then from 1972 in the Arthur Carter Collec

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Bonhams London, U.K. tion, which also offered the 3000 racer, Lot 15. Before the sale, I predicted $60k for the car and another $440k for Healey—but it did far more than that, opening at $615k. This could have gone anywhere, and on the day it was a case of more than one bidder seriously wanting to own one of the most significant Healeys in the world. #8-1955 FRAZER NASH LE MANS coupe. S/N 421200206. Eng. # 100B23285. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 24,917 miles. Restored, older paint, hole in rear deck where fuel filler was, as new tank isn’t connected up whether the car still existed and how “real” it is. Sold mid-estimate, yet as a piece of history I expected it to do far more. Perhaps it would have if it had been presented in Works rally form. #26-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 3.8 drop- head coupe. S/N S838656DN. Black/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 46,591 miles. Excellent order, just out of resto and still shiny and straight, though lights expose a few light swirl marks in the paint. Very tight and even door fit. New leather looks never sat in. Origi- #3-1961 BENTLEY S2 Continental Fly- ing Spur sedan. S/N BC48CZ. Pewter/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 45,437 miles. Spur is the four-door Conti, always much cheaper than two-door S1. Chassis and suspension all look sharp, paint redone since 2013 and still very good, radiator shell plating just a little dulled. Lightly creased leather, period His Master’s yet. New leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $510,960. Was in U.S. in late ’70s. Bought by Gordon Willey at Bonhams’ Olympia sale in 1993 (Lot 124) and restored since. Top bid was £80k ($117k) behind the lower estimate, but it was accepted. #15-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I racer. S/N HBN71342. Red/white fiberglass/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4 miles. Magnificently storied beast and another well known by its registration number, “SMO 746.” Originally a Works rally car 1959–60, then a Modsports racer by the late ’60s, crashed hard in ’72 and later rebuilt. Presented still with Works hard top, and on old slicks, (and no roll cage, showing how long ago it last raced). Older paint, some blisters on scuttle, seat vinyl okay, Moto-Lita wheel, overdrive switch mounted Works-style in gear knob, which is nally supplied to California and still left-hand drive. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $646,611. Okay, this was one of the last lots available at auction in 2015. This was one of those times when more than one person really wanted it. Exceedingly well sold, more than twice over the realistic £150k ($230k) high estimate. #20-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4529R. Eng. # 370626. Silver/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 2,972 miles. Restored 1999–2000, still nice with good panel fit and very good chrome. Factory replacement motor fitted 1970. Original leather lightly creased and cracking, dash top a bit ripply. Newish exhaust, floor pans straight and clean. Offered with tools and history. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $460,000. With same owner 1972–2010, went to Greg Hol- Voice radio. Truck tires look out of place. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $131,000. Not sold well short of the very fair £110k–£130k ($170k–$200k) estimate. It was formerly owned by Bernie Ecclestone, but compare this with the similarly-powered ex-Keith Richards S3 example recently sold at Bonhams Goodwood for $1.2m. Last sold for $55,944 at Bonhams in December 2008, when it was cream (SCM# 118729). #12-1961 LOTUS ELITE Series 2 Super 95 coupe. S/N 1864. Eng. # 8173. Yellow/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 31,566 miles. Restored 2006–07, no stars or chips in paint, lightly used leather, would have been vinyl originally. Has been used as a “gap-filler” while another of the owner’s cars was being restored. ZF gearbox and twin Webers (SUs come with the car), plus dynalternator. Monaco registered but broken off. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $290,528. Rallied and raced by John Gott, Healey Works regular and former Chief Constable of Northamptonshire, who bought the car in 1960. After he died racing the car in 1972, it became part of the Arthur Carter Collection, though he was sworn to secrecy while Gott’s widow was still alive. Therefore, over the years there has been some debate about 94 lamby of the U.K.-based Supercar Club in April 2008, sold for $159k at RM London in October 2008, which I felt at the time was priced about right (SCM# 118518), then sold again at Bonhams’ Aston sale in 2011 for $252k (SCM# 179424). This time the £300k (about $460k) offered was “not quite enough” on the day, but it was later declared sold at an undisclosed amount. So either the bidder offered a bit more or the seller lowered his sights. A deal was done, and that’s what we’re all here for. should get original English number back with no trouble. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $108,000. In the U.S. mid-’70s to late ’90s. As the auctioneer put it, the most affordable car in the sale, but not sold: “We’ll move on.” It was the most desirable spec and in very nice order, so it should have attracted more, and the seller was right to hold out. #2-1962 AC COBRA roadster. S/N CS2030. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 29,469 miles. First right-hand-drive Cobra and first with rack-and-pinion steering. Badly accident-damaged around 1968, rebuilt with new body, now with 289 motor instead of 260. Chassis, some of it new, all good, newish dampers. Spring leafs well wrapped. AC Ace seats, replacement leather just settling in, not Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, U.K. original instruments. Older paint with some swirl marks and blisters behind rear fenders. Biggish ding above left headlight. Cond: 3. $646,611. This was the 1974 London Motor Show car. Hammered £20k ($30k) under lower estimate but sold about fair. Last sold in May 2010 for $489k at the annual Aston Martin Works Service sale (SCM# 162880), with a sister car selling at the May 2008 Aston Martin sale for $499k. Interesting how it compares with Lot 24, the earlier “DB4/5” four-door Lagonda slightly earlier in the sale that was unsold at about $475k. #30-2012 MCLAREN MP4-12C coupe. SOLD AT $561,829. Originally AC’s factory demonstrator, in this ownership for 30 years. Original chassis number disappeared with repairs, but “030” appears in various places. Sold on the phone and looked cheap at all the money the owner was looking for, but understandable considering its moody history. It has been reclassified by the ACOC and SAAC Cobra registries as “rebuilt” rather than “destroyed.” #24-1963 LAGONDA RAPIDE sedan. S/N LR146R. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 1,784 miles. “Four-door DB5.” (Actually, it has as much in common with a DB4.) Very good and straight, having recently been restored by Aston Martin Heritage. Rare 5-speed manual fitted by factory in 1970. Motor enlarged to 4.2 liters by RS Williams. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $475,000. I last saw this in when it first ran at the Le Mans Classic and the Goodwood Revival. Bid to £230k not sold, against a hoped-for result of £300k–£400k ($450k–$600k). But it never actually raced in period at Le Mans, so I’d call that estimate a bit hopeful. A cheaper entry than a Cobra to historic races, though. #4-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51579R. Metallic blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 84,110 miles. “Requires recommissioning,” having been dormant since 2005. Fair paint, with a couple of blisters and one small ding at the front edge of hood. Okay rechrome with a few minor blemish marks May 2006 when when it was black and in a pretty poor state (SCM# 41961), sold for $43k to Aston Martin Works, which restored it. After a £200k ($300k) initial bid, it reached £310k ($475k) which was DB4 money but “not quite” against a £350k–£400k ($530k–$605k) estimate. I can see the owner needs to get at least most of the money back, as these aren’t cheap to restore, but no DB-era Rapide has yet reached these dizzy heights. #22-1963 SUNBEAM TIGER Le Mans fastback. S/N B9499999. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,005 miles. Slightly aero Tiger built for Le Mans; this was the development mule, of three cars built, and had been one of the original Tiger prototypes, tried out at Le Mans in 1964. Restored about 15 years ago. Currently fitted with a rebuilt 260 as original, but a race 289 as used at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in 2015 is included. New FIA papers. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $355,000. In California mid-’70s to 2003, 96 under the plating, understructure okay but not the sharpest. Very creased original leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $782,261. Ex-Rob Walker, in this ownership since 1993. First car up from the Gordon Willey Collection, which included the Vintage Bentley, Invicta and two late Frazer Nashes. Sold fair, the accepted high bid being just over the realistic top £450k ($660k) estimate. #28-1974 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA sedan. S/N L12003RCAC. Cumberland Grey/ purple leather. RHD. Odo: 39,284 miles. The 4-door DB V8, one of eight made (seven originals and one sanctioned later), restored and punched out from 5.3 liters to 7 by RS Williams (who knows about these things). Very sharp top and bottom, new leather in RollsRoyce Wildberry. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT finish to exhaust and air brake. With MoT until November. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $120,965. Delivered new in Saudi Arabia by McLaren Jeddah. Estimate revised down from £90k–£120k ($136k–$182k) to £70k–£90k ($106k–$136k) just before the sale, and it just scraped over that lower figure. With F1s at $10m-plus, this looks like a lot of car for the money. GERMAN #7-1938 FRAZER NASH-BMW 328 roadster. S/N 85260217. Eng. # 85260217. Silver/red leather. Odo: 583 miles. Very good order, restored by Bristol Cars Ltd. in early ’90s with plenty of upkeep since. Body straight, paint still nice, leather only lightly used. Still with tools. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $934,868. First owned by bandleader (and S/N SBM11AAB9CW000465. Graphite/black carbon & velour. Odo: 15,000 km. Like new, unscuffed and with carbon interior upgrade. Only lightly dimpled leather, carbon and mouse-fur dash top perfect. Sports exhaust, carbon brakes and “stealth pack” gunmetal aviator, yachtsman and racing driver) Billy Cotton, bought at auction by Gordon Willey in 1993. Top bid here just matched the lower estimate, but since those figures were all slightly ambitious, in common with several British end-of-year sales, call it sold right. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, U.K. #11-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500810. Eng. # 198980550831. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 43,433 miles. Very original. Okay chrome and paint, although Rudge wheels are lightly corroded. Interior well used but charming, with fitted luggage. With English-language workshop manual, parts list and catalog. If you went to the 2001 Festival of Speed it’ll be familiar, as it was the centerpiece sculpture, poised 100 feet above Goodwood House on an aluminum #23-1962 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N E3803. Silver/black leather. Odo: 9,531 km. Body and paint okay, polish marks and ripples under bumper chrome, rear number plate plinth a bit pickled. Leather lightly used, dash top good. Motor rebuilt in Italy, in U.S. 1978–87, then U.K. before being sold to Germany in 2006, then back to the U.K. in 2014. With three bidders on it at £300k ($460k), hammered sold at £400k ($615k), £50k under the lower estimate, to the underbidder on the Lagonda. Only being sold due to the purchase of an older car, and maybe the seller needed the money to cover it. I’d say a fair deal both ways. #29-2002 FERRARI 550 Barchetta. S/N ZFFZR52B000124120. Silver/black leather. Odo: 15,900 km. One of 448. No scuffs, stickon Scuderia badges, only lightly creased leather. With books, hats and tools and Michalak Design hood, but original comes with car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $375,310. 550 Maranello coupes have taken a massive jump 2014. With hard top and tools. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $1,323,080. Last-but-one Series II cab produced, delivered new in Italy, in the U.K. by 1996 just after it was last restored. Not sold at £860k after a £650k ($980k) start, at least £100k ($160k) short. shard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,360,037. U.K. car from new and in this ownership for 45 years. To everyone’s surprise, it did not sell on the day, apparently bid to £860k ($1.3m), but in the end a post-sale deal was accepted. To fetch top dollar—or to sell at all—the top cars have to be the best of the best, and this wasn’t it. I thought its sheer originality would have attracted a swarm of serious buyers. ITALIAN #27-1958 FERRARI 250 TESTA ROSSA replica roadster. S/N 0803GT. Eng. # 0945GT. White/blue leather. RHD. Ponton TR copy made from a real Ellena coupe (ulp!) by DK Engineering in the late ’90s. You probably wouldn’t do it now... Anyway, all lovely, clean and looks spanking new following repaint (color change) and retrim in 2009. Eligible for historic racing, although its HTP papers would #9-1966 MASERATI MISTRAL Spyder. S/N AM109S067. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 88,502 miles. Very straight and shiny, good door fit, good rechrome with a few small marks in bumpers. Good dash top, wellcreased leather, chromed Borranis. Still on recently, and it looks as if the ragtop has done the same. Bid just £10k ($15k) short of the £240k ($355k) lower estimate, and it must have been close as the received wisdom was, “Have a word with Tim [Schofield, Bonhams’ London car boss] later.” The bidder obviously did and made it worth his while, because it appeared sold later in the results. #19-2005 FERRARI 575 SUPERAMER- fuel injection, with hard top. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $497,314. Believed one of the 1966 Turin Show cars. Not sold on the day at a high bid of £340k, but later declared sold in the published results at an undisclosed price. #25-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 11089. Eng. # 11089. Silver/black leather. Odo: 28,711 km. Nice external order following 2011 restoration, leather very creased and worn, possibly original. Motor in factory finishes, newish exhausts, with tools. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $680,523. Originally supplied in have to be renewed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $799,217. In Italy 1997–2007, then owned from 2009 by Chris Evans, who had it repainted and retrimmed in common with pretty much all of his Ferraris. Sold on the phone. Left as an Ellena coupe, it probably would have sold for about the same, so with foresight we could have saved ourselves all that trouble and excitement and still had an original car... 98 ICA Spider. S/N ZFFGT61B000145743. Silver/red leather. Odo: 9,096 miles. Ten years old but almost like a new one, with GTC handling pack. Interior carbon option but retaining leather side panels, carbon trunk liner and fitted luggage. Speedo change means it’s done about 17,800 km, 3,000 km more than it shows. Euro-spec lights and instruments included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $926,390. Delivered new to Italy. Sold massively ($280k) over the high estimate to continental Europe, but it’s very well specced and it’s one of only 43 with the manual shift, according to catalog. © Sports Car Market

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Keno Brothers New York City, NY Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions — Rolling Sculpture A 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada took high-sale honors at $1m, and a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S seemed a bargain at $974k Company Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions Date November 19, 2015 Location New York, NY Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 20/40 Sales rate 50% Sales total $8,334,400 High sale 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, sold at $1,010,800 Record American sale for this marque — 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada coupe, sold at $1,010,800 Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz Market opinions in italics L eigh and Leslie Keno have the credentials. They are recognized experts in the art and furniture world. They are car guys who have campaigned vintage and modern racers from Lotus to Ferrari, collected classics since youth and judged at Pebble for more than a decade. They authored a chapter in the Simeone Foundation’s book The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles. And in late November, they boldly stepped into the competitive, high-end, boutique auction market. Their auction was housed in a lavishly prepared New York, NY 60,000-square-foot space on Manhattan’s West Side. Each of the 40 cars was displayed on its own plinth. Nearby walls had extensive stenciled information and wireless ports where bidders could access videos and information on tablets. Ten out of the 40 lots carried estimates into the seven figures. But a first-time auction is rarely a blockbuster. Sales here totaled $8.3m, with a sell-through rate of just 50%. Not bad for an inaugural event, but likely far from what the auction house expected. This wasn’t only about profit, however. It was about creating a brand and establishing standards. The Kenos succeeded in delivering an abundance of information to shoppers. Extensive pre-purchase inspections included compression and leak-down testing. The online catalog included videos of the cars at speed, VINs and supporting documents. These were backed by an onsite library. Color changes, engine changes and accident histories were disclosed. On the auction block, many cars were presented with a video followed by a mini- lecture from a marque expert. But while entertaining, it all slowed the pace and may not have offered much new information for the serious bidder. The 40-car program lasted four hours. European fare dominated the run list. The first offering, a well-documented and preserved Lamborghini Miura P400 S, seemed a bargain at $974k. A #2 condition 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada took high-sale honors at $1,010,800. A NART Competition Ferrari Daytona that placed 5th overall at Le Mans failed to sell at $4.8m, but a 24 Hours of Daytona-winning 1984 Porsche-March IMSA racer managed to crack the half-million mark. A historically significant Bugatti Type 40 brought $465k from a bidder in the room. The quality of the cars and the artfulness and transparency of their presentation 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S coupe, sold at $974,400 100 should be lauded as the Kenos prepare for their next event at the Elegance at Hershey in June. ♦ Sports Car Market Buyer’s premium 12%, included in sold prices

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Keno Brothers New York City, NY ENGLISH #104-1940 ALVIS 12/70 Special roadster. S/N 15884. Dark green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,708 km. A 1940s saloon converted in the mid-1990s to resemble an Alvis 12/70. Displayed with extensive road dust covering attractive green paint for effect. Varied assortment of gauges. Well-crafted leather seats. Engine bay condition consistent with use. Upgraded Speed 20 powerplant, hydraulic brakes and a taller gear for top end. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $117,600. A veteran of the Colorado Chrome without flaw. Weatherstripping has slight wear. Marks on canvas top. Interior perfect with original factory decals. Proper pump- kin-color cylinder head and original tags. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $380,800. Flat-floor, outside-latch Jag. Judged a 100-point car this month, according to catalog. One hundred miles since restoration after not selling at Bonhams’ 2015 Amelia Island sale for $240k (SCM# 257467). The finished product was worth it, although the time and expense may not have been. Owner received a below-estimate but top-dollar price. Appropriately bought and sold. #116-1963 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER Grand and one of the more charming and affordable auction offerings. Though a bitsa, it was extremely well done and does represent a common Alvis conversion with available comps. The bidding stalled at $90k, and auctioneer encouraged another 15 bids in $1,000 increments. A fair transaction for buyer and seller. Previously seen at Bonhams’ October 2014 Philadelphia sale, not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 252337). #115-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series I coupe. S/N DB4245L. Claret/gray leather. Odo: 6,590 miles. Attractive paint applied well. Polishing marks. Panel fit is good. Rechromed bumpers. Rechromed or new wire wheels. Brightwork around glass has peeled and shows age. Seats appear to be dyed. Dashboard is excellent. Light seat wear. Engine ible top. Extremely well-maintained interior with updated radio. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $500,000. Professional restoration has held up extremely well. A car that represents the best of old-world technology without Shadow chassis problems and with the more modern Shadow engine. While this is a great car, the $600k low estimate was the top of the market. Auctioneer said, “One bid away from where it needs to be.” compartment shows no leaks and is quite clean. Paint loss in a few spots. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $600,000. Last sold at Bonhams’ May 2015 Aston Martin sale in Newport Pagnell for $762k (SCM# 265320), and owner was right to keep it today. None of the three vintage Astons sold on the block. #114-1961 JAGUAR XKE Series 1 3.8 convertible. S/N 875323. Opalescent Bronze/ black canvas/ tan leather. Odo: 46,406 miles. Car gleams with its metallic paint with custom metal-flake effect. Panel fit better than new. 102 #105-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N 1990L. Eng. # 4001099. Sage Green/tan leather. Odo: 50,818 miles. Beauti- CLOUD III Mulliner drophead coupe. S/N LSCX789. Shell Gray/black/black leather. Odo: 56,026 km. Ten-year-old restoration extremely well preserved with correct pinstriping. Paint beautiful, with single blister at base of right windshield pillar. Chrome excellent with a few polish marks. Some wear on insulation where driver’s window meets convert- ful green paint without visible flaw. Panel fit as good as factory. Brightwork updated in front and appears aged around windshield. Some overspray on gasket around rear window. Restored interior with slight wrinkling of seat leather from installation, not wear. Engine compartment not as pristine as the rest of car. Finish loss on valve cover. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $950,000. This DB5 was stunning in Sage Green after a 1990 repaint and replacement of chrome. Subsequent update not as well documented. Bidding stalled at $800k, and the car sold post-auction at low estimate. Fair price for a #2 car. #129-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage coupe. S/N DB62634LN. Silver/black leather. Odo: 6,618 miles. 2005 complete restoration. Beautiful silver paint without runs. Front and chrome in rear end are excellent. Chrome around rear windows is lightly pitted. Quality interior leather installation with light driver’s seat wear. Engine compartment shows age but is very clean. Aftermarket braided fuel lines. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $530,000. Used in a Vanity Fair James Bond photo shoot and beautifully displayed. All three Astons on offer here failed to sell on the block, although Lot 105, the DB5, sold in a post-block deal at its $950k low estimate. FRENCH #133-1929 BUGATTI TYPE 40 rumble- seat roadster. S/N 40810. Black/black canvas/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 7,826 km. Restored in 1988. Extensive vintage racing since. Paint showing its age with various chips and some waviness of rear panels. Interior leather worn with nice patina. Mostly original gauges; period Nivex gas gauge and modern temperature gauge. Racing belts. Engine has replaced Winfield carburetor and replacement wires and electric fan. Car has been enjoyed and cared for. Second step to rumble seat appears to be a replacement. Wood around door panels appears aged and perhaps original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $464,800. Rebodied at factory after Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Keno Brothers New York City, NY Online sales of contemporary cars 2016 Shelby GT350 coupe completion of Algerian Sahara Rally in 1930. This voiturette pressed all the buttons and achieved a record price for a Type 40. Fairly bought and sold. #117-1948 TALBOT-LAGO T26 Record Date sold: 01/04/2016 eBay auction ID: 151931281993 Seller’s eBay ID: championkaty Sale type: New car with 24 miles VIN: 1FA6P8JZ8G5520726 Details: Competition Orange over Ebony simulated suede; 5.2-L V8 rated at 526 hp and 429 lb-ft, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $67,345, Buy It Now, sf 156 MSRP: $57,345 (as equipped) Other current offering: Mac Haik Ford Lincoln in Georgetown, TX, offering a Magnetic Metallic over Ebony 2016 GT350, with zero miles listed, for $83,345. 2016 BMW 428i convertible Date sold: 12/20/2015 eBay auction ID: 311504720974 Seller’s eBay ID: bmwsandiego Sale type: New car with no mileage listed VIN: WBA3V7C53G5A25616 Details: Glacier Silver Metallic over Oyster leather; 2.0-L DOHC, turbocharged I4 rated at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $61,610, Buy It Now, sf 4 MSRP: $60,600 (as equipped) Other current offering: BMW of Sarasota, in Sarasota, FL, asking $62,470 for a zero-mileage 428i convertible in black over black. 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed sedan Preserved engine compartment shows age but is presentable. Trunk interior appears forgotten. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Previously seen at a 2008 Artcurial sale, not sold at $283k (SCM# 117299). Fewer than 750 T26 Records were produced. Many people I talked with found the color and styling bland, but rarity, an open top for four passengers, a famous sporting and luxury name and a renowned coachbuilder should have propelled this car to the middle of its $295k–$650k estimate. More attention to detail might have brought it closer to a sale. GERMAN #109-1939 BMW 327 Sport cabriolet. S/N 73897. Eng. # 73897. Black/tan canvas/ beige leather. Odo: 28,890 km. Obviously not spared the ravages of time. While panel fit is good, there’s extensive rust which is at full thickness. Absent front bumper. Top and interior panels extensively ripped and deteriorated. Original leather seats are present. Engine compartment simple but has deteriora- cabriolet. S/N 100351. Cream/tan canvas/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 79,727 km. Previous respray back to original color. A few cracks in paint over rear bumper and several chips noted. Exposed modern nut-and-bolt fixing left sided mirror. Green staining of fabric gaskets around lights and grille. Dashboard has multiple holes where something may have been mounted previously. Wilson pre-selector on steering column. Multiple cracks and some loss of attractive green leather on front seats. the price in pristine condition. I spoke with new buyer. He restores cars in a Baltic state where labor costs and import duties are low, and where the surrounding EU buyers have a rising appreciation for vintage BMWs. For this situation, fairly bought and well sold. #127-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 55000053. Eng. # 4500153. Strawberry Red Metallic/black leather. Odo: 58,000 miles. Repainted from factory beige. Aged paint shows extensive crazing and cracking. Chips around all moving panel junctions. Blistering noted. Right-sided panels are wavy. Interior black leather shows wear but has pleasant patina. Engine compartment is clean but shows paint loss on multiple surfaces. Rudge wheels. Halda Speedpilot. Aftermarket radio. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $1,100,000. Property of a knowledgeable dealer who valued a preservation piece with a repaint at more than the high bid. Hard to compare with a fully restored or superbly maintained car, and I suspect value is not far from amount offered. #106-1958 PORSCHE 356A coupe. S/N P68139. Silver/red leather. Odo: 30,102 miles. Near-perfect silver metallic paint. Panels straight with excellent fit. Much of brightwork appears original, with extensive polishing marks. New brightwork around door window frames contrasts with old and scratched brightwork around widshield and backglass. Some rips and flaws in weatherstripping, including complete separation from driver’s door jamb. Interior leather has obviously been Date sold: 01/02/2015 eBay auction ID: 181973047334 Seller’s eBay ID: bentleyatlanta Sale type: Certified pre-owned car with 2,483 miles VIN: SCBBG7ZHXGC001755 Details: Flame Orange over Beluga Black leather; 6.8-L V8 rated at 530 hp and 811 lb-ft, RWD Sale result: $269,885, 1 bid, sf 5 MSRP: $381,360 (as equipped) Other current offering: Exclusive Automotive Group, in Vienna, VA, offering a 2016 Mulsanne Speed, with 664 miles, in Glacier White over Beluga Black leather for $299,000. ♦ 104 tion consistent with the rest of the car. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $100,800. Perhaps worth triple replaced, and fit is average. Engine compartment looks fabulous. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,200. Sold in January 2015 at Mecum Kissimmee for $95k (SCM# 264165). Better than driver-quality, but still has some Sports Car Market

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Keno Brothers New York City, NY weatherstripping and trim issues. Looks like the seller paid for his trip to New York, while buyer is at low end of market. A fair transaction for all concerned. #138-1973 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9113300017. Silver/black leather. Odo: 98,565 miles. Beautiful silver paint without flaw or run. Trunk and hood fit show gap discrepancies from right to left. Interior leather excellent. Brightwork looks good. Scratches on rear gray leather. Odo: 11,643 km. One-owner car with one-off factory paint, according to sign hanging over car. Panel fit is excellent. Paint excellent with polishing marks. Wheels appear new. Interior shows light use. Engine very clean. Equipped with larger K24 turbos. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $442,400. Obviously sparingly used. Bidding stopped at $395k, but the sale was arranged later. Last air-cooled car, larger factory turbos and aero mods make this a modern collectible, but at a price I cannot explain. Fortunately for the seller, the market spoke. Well sold. ITALIAN window glass. Engine compartment well restored and immaculate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $201,600. Subject of a complete 2009 restoration. Brief race history in 1990s. Market-correct sale. Last seen at RM Sotheby’s January 2015 Phoenix sale, not sold at $220k (SCM# 262016). #122-1983 PORSCHE-MARCH 83G4 IMSA GTP racer. S/N 83G4. Blue & white/ black fabric. RHD. IMSA GTP 1983 Championship car with Al Holbert, and overall winner at 1984 24 Hours of Daytona, presented in its 1984 livery. Obvious repaint with some unrepaired flaws beneath but no chips. Fiberglass repair in rear with some delamination beneath tail. Excellent graphics. Correct Goodyear #132-1953 FERRARI 212 INTER coupe. S/N 0269EU0387GT. Black/gray leather. Odo: 27,965 km. Preservation car with straight body panels and some dings. Panel fit is excellent. Chrome intact with marked pitting. Leather interior worn with nice patina. Dashboard appears original. Engine compartment is consistent with age; some oil leakage. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $1,050,000. Exterior chrome was a bit past what one would consider acceptable. Remainder of car presented well. Said to be one of 14 coupes bodied by Pininfarina. Accompanying video demonstrated the sweet exhaust note as it toured the countryside. A rare Ferrari critical in the marque’s evolution bid well under the $1.3m low estimate and wisely not sold. #126-1957 FIAT 1200 TV spider. S/N Eagles. Interior appears unrestored and correct for period. Interior has not been cleaned. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $509,600. Porsche power. March body. Winner of one of America’s most prestigious road races, and prior to that, driven by a popular American champion lost too early. Very well bought. #123-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N WPOAC2999VS375826. Purple/ and peeling. Engine clean. Interior gauges appear original. Recesses around hood not prepped before painting. Bondo visible in trunk recess. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $72,800. The auction’s most accessible car and one of two five-figure sales. Although paint and interior made for an attractive presentation, this car had needs. Well sold above market. #101-1960 LANCIA APPIA GTE Zagato coupe. S/N 812012391. Rosso Corsa/bone & March 2016 105 103G115003704. Light blue/blue canvas/twotone blue leather. Odo: 71,993 miles. Pretty light blue paint. Panels straight. Weatherstripping around windshield and windows worn. Window felt separated. Left door glass chipped. Engine compartment paint is chipped

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Keno Brothers New York City, NY brown leather. Odo: 47,601 miles. Said to have had extensive restoration in 2006. Owner of eight years present. Paint has held up well. Window felt separated from body. Window drip rail dented in numerous spots. Passenger’s glass scratched but appears original. Lancia badge pitted. Step plates scratched. Machined plate in door jambs. Steering wheel nicely preserved. Leather appears new. can powerplant, it is no surprise that Grifos have captured the attention of collectors. A beautiful example which deserved and received a strong market bid. #108-1968 BIZZARRINI 5300 GT Driver’s seat turned to left of center. Disconnected wire loom clamps; fabricated cut-aluminum wire retainers in front seem out of place. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $92,400. Rare and attractive covered-headlight Lancia with tiny V4. Needs can easily be addressed. The path for anything Italian and coachbuilt and aluminum seems to be upward, and this car was fairly bought and sold. Last seen at Bonhams’ 2008 Quail Lodge sale, not sold at $45k (SCM# 117634). #134-1962 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N 3547. Burgundy/cream leather. Odo: 33,527 km. Complete body-off restoration in 1997 with repaint and extensive documented and detailed maintenance over past two years. Excellent paint and panel fit with superficial polishing scratches. Shiny leather interior. Trunk liner falling. Engine compart- Leather obviously new but with some wrinkles. Wood in dash deteriorated. Engine appears as old as car with much of paint gone from block. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,010,800. Aluminum-bodied beauty. History since new available. The car has covered less than 1,000 km in past 10 years. Sold by WWG in 2006 for $270k (SCM# 41544). High sale of the auction today and a record American sale for this marque. Well sold. ment excellent. Massini documentation. GTE registry. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $445,000. A great example of a V12 2+2 whose value has doubled in the past three years. This car deserved a top market bid but did not reach low estimate, and home it goes. #113-1965 ISO GRIFO GL coupe. S/N GL650009. Red/tan leather. Odo: 10,664 km. Early Grifo without later rear fender vents. Panels straight with good fit and excellent paint. Numerous polishing scratches. Interior leather extremely well done with slight gap behind rear seat. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $450,000. Subject of a previous major restoration with fabricated trunk lid, front and rear clips, etc. With fabulous Italian coachwork and the simplicity and reliability of an Ameri- 106 #128-1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 NART Competizione racer. S/N 12467. Rosso Chiaro/black leather. Odo: 16,544 km. Ferrari factory-prepared competition car rather than conversion as originally stated. Various warts, including chips in the paint and cracks in front Plexiglas. Evidence of repainting in rear. Good panel fit. Oxidation of exposed metal in interior. Seats show some wear and may have been refreshed. Engine compartment detailed and attractive. Webers are impressive. Displayed with original engine block next to it. History states fender flares added in 1977. Oddly repainted oil cap. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $974,400. Excellent preservation piece. One of 138 S models and said to be one of two with wild boar hide interior. Vetted by Lamborghini test driver and mechanic Valentino Balboni, who said car was always under his watchful eye, always garaged with climate control, and used as restoration reference. This car is part of the Historic Motor Car Investment Fund and was bought at Artcurial Paris in February 2014 for $1,095,042 (SCM# 238915). Analyst thought it was well sold. It now looks well bought then and better bought now. #112-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 14229. Rosso Nearco/black leather. Odo: 91,841 miles. Fully restored body, mechanicals and paint in 2009. Paint is excellent, with some polishing marks and very few chips in front and imperfections on top of right front fender. Brightwork with some scratches and gouges. Modest gap at back of driver’s door. Interior leather shows light use. Strada coupe. S/N IA30303. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 66,565 km. Less than 1,000 km since selective restoration, done before present ownership. Thick blue paint with some runs around hood. Louvers have separated from front fenders. Gaps probably as good as new, but trunk extends slightly past body. Centers of wheels refinished; outer rims show age. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $4,800,000. This car’s best moment was a 5th overall finish at Le Mans in 1971; it subsequently contested three U.S. endurance events in 1972 with little success. No driver of legend piloted it in anger, yet it garnered a bid of $1.5m dollars more than the highest-selling Daytona Spyders and gobs more than any coupe. Seller believed it was worth more than $4.8m. Earlier in the sale, a 24 Hours of Daytona winner (Lot 122, the 1983 Porsche-March racer) sold for just $509k. Seller should certainly have taken the high bid. #100-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S coupe. S/N 4377. Eng. # 39436. Rosso Corsa/Senape Cinghiale leather. Odo: 36,218 km. Thought to be original paint except for left front fender. Large touch-up on right door. Paint chips and slight dent at front edge of driver’s door. Finish loss on louvers. Interior leather looks younger than car. Seats do not appear to be dyed. Floor rubber deteriorating. Some stains in carpet. Engine compartment consistent with age with no significant leaks. Dashboard excellent. Air conditioning. Engine compartment has been well restored; oil leak on the left, perhaps from valve-cover gasket. Sports Car Market

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Keno Brothers New York City, NY Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $600,000. All the data including a Marcel Massini report was there for this well-presented car. Daytonas make frequent auction appearances, and comps are easily found. Seller appropriately refused a below-market bid. #120-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 15357. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 458,428 miles. Presented as a preservation car. Extensive crazing of paint and several touched-up areas. Expensive gas cap has been repaired. Panels are straight, gaps are good. Interior seats appear dyed. Engine compartment extremely well preserved. Peeling paint on red air horns under the hood. Most wiring appears original. Wire wheels appear rechromed. Minimally used Lamborghini with a few chips on front; otherwise near-perfect paint. Carbon fiber looks great with some polishing marks. Panel fit and gaps excellent. Interior appears never used. Engine compartment immaculate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $616,000. Put away and hardly used. Perhaps enjoyed as an art object. The craftsmanship of such things as the carbon-fiber front air intake even below the body surface is quite lovely and to be admired. The seller demanded a premium for this preservedas-new limited-edition GT and received it. Further use may be costly in terms of registration and depreciation. #131-2000 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $313,600. An entry-level vintage V12 Ferrari. Luxury and power accessories combine with six side-draft Webers to make a stylish 2+2 with upside. Ownership creates a dilemma: Do you tamper with a preservation piece or embark on a restoration that drives your cost well past market value? The car was bid to present market level. #102-1972 MASERATI GHIBLI SS 4.9 coupe. S/N AM115492284. Red/black leather. Odo: 73,768 miles. Well presented with excellent paint, good panel fit and chrome like new. Borrani wire wheels. Interior shows minimal use. Catalog points out that new leather and wool differ slightly from stock. Power steering, air conditioning. Fitted luggage. Engine compartment has been restored. Excess finish replaced or reset. Interior appears well cared for. Engine compartment immaculate. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $825,000. Low-production factory racer made for monomarque series. Repaint and repair after 2001 crash at Valencia documented. A no-sale at $370k at Kruse in 2005 (SCM# 39141). Same-year Diablos seem a bargain in comparison to the high price sought and not received for this trackday car. on valve covers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $320,000. Complete nut-and-bolt restoration was done, perhaps addressing possible rust issues, which are common in these cars. Welldocumented history presented, including proof of original red color. Bidding stalled at $250k, but a buyer recognized the worth of this grand tourer post-sale. Looks above market today but a possible bargain tomorrow. #139-1999 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO GT coupe. S/N ZA9DE21A0XLA12381. Orange/black leather & fabric. Odo: 1,623 km. 108 #103-2001 FERRARI 550 prototype Barchetta. S/N ZFFZR52A210123074. Eng. # 60656. NART Blue/Cuoio leather. Odo: 1,794 miles. Said to have been a factory prototype for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Excellent blue paint with no visible flaws. Some polishing marks. Excellent panel fit. Interior shows minimal creasing of leather; otherwise appears as new. Beautiful underhood. Close to perfectly preserved, low-mileage Ferrari. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $500,000. 448 of these Barchetta versions of the 550 Maranello were GTR coupe. S/N ZA9EAGTROYLA12560. Blu Ely/black fabric. Odo: 4,522 km. Repainted competition model resplendent in blue with no obvious damage or paint imperfections on body proper. Some paint loss on driver’s side mirror and separation of the air intake at that site. Carbon-fiber rear spoiler and intake dramatically faded. Carbon-fiber brow on right headlight appears new and is absent on left. Left rear Plexiglas appears to have been produced. While this modern Ferrari earns points for low mileage, a Frankfurt Motor Show appearance and an open top, it does not seem deserving of a $650k low estimate, five times the value of its closed-top stablemate and a 40% percent premium over a similar example sold at RM Sotheby’s in August (SCM# 6796705). Even in the current frenzied market, the half million bid seemed like all the money. #110-2013 LAMBORGHINI AVENTA- DOR LP720-4 50th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZHWUC1ZD4ELA02242. Giallo Maggio/ yellow & black leather. Odo: 507 miles. Special-edition yellow paint from the factory. New car. Nothing more to say. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $504,000. A limited-edition coupe (100 cars) with sparkling paint, appearance and performance. One of five Lamborghinis in the sale. It listed new for $548,000 and has traveled little since. The $500k–$800k estimate indicates the seller bought it as an “instant collectible,” but today’s price suggests otherwise. (See profile, p. 72.) JAPANESE BEST BUY #121-1968 TOYOTA 2000GT coupe. S/N MF1010110. Bellatrix Yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 12,629 km. U.S.- spec car, mostly stock except aluminum radiator. Recent repaint appears well applied. Excellent panel fit. Panels straight. Front-end chrome appears redone. Brightwork around windows shows polishing mark but is excellent. Interior vinyl shows some tears along ribbing; otherwise interior is excellent. Engine compartment looks clean without leaks and with exception of radiator is otherwise appropriate. Factory tool roll included. Cond: 2+. 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) #815. 2004 MITSUBISHI LANCER Evolution 8 RS. S/N JA3AH36D14U069947. 32,095 miles. “Sharp one-owner example. Original 2.0-L intercooled turbo I4. Performance upgrades by professional tuners. Dyno stats show 313 hp and 307 ft-lbs of torque. Factory Recaro driver’s seat lowered to enhance driving position. Factory Brembo brakes. All original parts included. Only 200 Evo 8 RSs were imported.” Condition: 3. ng Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #815. 2004 MITSUBISHI LANCER Evolution 8 RS. S/N JA3AH36D14U069947. 32,095 miles. “Sharp one-owner example. Original 2.0-L inter- cooled turbo I4. Performance upgrades by profes- sional tuners. Dyno stats show 313 hp and 307 ft-lbs of torque. Factory Recaro driver’s seat lowered to enhance driving position. Factory Brembo brakes. All original parts included. Only 200 Evo 8 RSs were imported.” Condition: 3. Keno Keno Brothers New York City, NY SOLD AT $683,200. Left-hand-drive Toyota 2000GTs have been a hot commodity recently. Paint color may have detracted from overall presentation, and I can see no other reason why a below-market offer was accepted. Recently no-saled at Rick Cole’s August sale in Monterey at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 266181). (See profile, p. 62.) #111-1972 NISSAN FAIRLADY Z 432 coupe. S/N PS3000524. Blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 46,422 km. Attractive blue paint changes color dramatically in the light. Some inclusions and some runs. Panels appear straight. Brightwork appears aged but not dented. Interior shows wear but no rips. Carpets faded. Engine compartment is restored interior wood. Bottom end of engine said to have been rebuilt. Engine compartment appears clean with no visible leaks. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. This DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder, V8-powered, massive sedan had not been driven for 73 years when it came out of storage to become a Pebble Beach Preservation Class winner in 2012. It would seem a shame to restore it, and the cost of restoration would be difficult to recoup. I was not surprised when the auctioneer stated that it would sell for the next bid. It did not come, and there is the market. SOLD AT $26,000. The stripped-down Evo 8 RS 200 was basically a blank canvas for tuners to modify. This one was understated, and the mods reversible, not to mention its low miles. Price looks reasonable compared with the 2015 EVO MR we review on p. 120. And now that the Evo is done, preserved examples have a chance of future collectibility. Bring A Trailer, 12/24/2015. #776. 1987 MAZDA RX-7 Turbo II coupe. S/N JM1FC332XH0526082. 88,200 miles. “Completely stock. 182-hp turbocharged 1.3-L rotary. Strong-running driver.” Condition: 3. #119-1934 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ Continental Touring Berline. S/N 2543. Eng. # SJ514. Burgundy & black/burgundy fabric/ gray & burgundy cloth. Odo: 49,456 miles. Body-off restoration in 2013. No obvious paint flaw. Excellent chrome, interior and engine. Detail of the car and restoration consistent with the craftsmanship of Duesenberg. A very well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $170,800. More than a pocket rocket, these are considered the zenith of the early Z, with the same engine as a Skyline GT-R. A fine example sold at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale in March 2015 for $253k. JDM collectibles are being recognized, and this represents a fair transaction for buyer and seller. AMERICAN #107-1932 STUTZ DV32 LeBaron se- SOLD AT $6,000. If not properly serviced, you can easily kill a Wankel in 88,000 miles or less. If well maintained and driven often at high rpm (to clear out carbon buildup), they can offer a lot of driving fun for a long time. This looked like a good one. Well bought. Bring A Trailer, 12/10/2015. #778. 1988 MITSUBISHI DELICA Exceed Turbodiesel van. S/N P25W0300809. 102,307 miles. RHD. “4wd 5-speed model imported from Japan. Full tuneup. Clear PA title.” Condition: 3. dan. S/N DV601448. Black/tan fabric. Odo: 23,435 miles. Pebble Beach Preservation Class winner in 2012. “This Car Matters” award from the HVA. Peeling paint as expected, but magnificent panel fit and remarkably straight body. Top said to be original, and central canvas certainly is, but ribbed vinyl material on sides appears newer than the rest of the car. Windows delaminating. Incredibly well-preserved fabric interior and excellent no-questions-asked presentation. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. Last seen at Gooding & Co. in March, not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 257544); before that, it no-saled at $1,050,000 at Dragone Westport in 2013 (SCM# 216519). Closed-top Duesenbergs, no matter how stately, exist in a market that has settled. #135-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S75Y401331. Silver/black. Odo: 3,178 miles. All panels fit and are finished as a new car. Same for interior and engine compartments. Optional McIntosh stereo, painted SOLD AT $9,954. The ultimate crumpet-catcher for a certain type of young Portland woman who thinks living out of a van is sexy. Four-wheel-drive ’ 80s VW Westfalias are now $20k-plus and rising, which makes me think we’ll see more of these entering the market. Great investment. Bring A Trailer, 12/10/2015. ♦ 110 Brembo brake calipers and BBS forged aluminum wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $285,600. Well-known modern icon used minimally. A flood of these have come to auction and sale recently. The market may be settling. This one was fairly if not well bought. © Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Artcurial — Automobiles sur les Champs 9 An immaculate 2000 BMW Z8 sold for a record $309k Company Artcurial Motorcars Date November 1, 2015 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 62/76 Sales rate 82% Sales total $8,101,395 High sale 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $911,194 Buyer’s premium A perfect car but at a record price — 2000 BMW Z8 convertible, sold at $309,269 Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics T here used to be a rule saying that cars with auction potential are at their lowest value after 15 years. This certainly doesn’t appear to be the case for BMW Z8s. Surprise of the sale at Automobiles sur les Cham 9 was an immaculate 2000 BMW Z8 with just 27k k on the clock, sold for a record price of $309k. The motorcar department at Artcurial round out the year with their sale in the center of Pa Their underground private garage was transformed to accommodate 76 vehicles, mostly from Parisian collections. The cars were parked quite near one another, making a close inspection difficult in some cases. A few of the lesser lots were parked outside. The sale itself was conducted on the first floor of the headquarters of the auction house in the magnificent Hôtel Marcel Dassault, Paris, FRA situated at the Champs-Elysées roundabout. The sale room proved too small for the crowd attending. There were no fewer than 12 Ferraris on offer, all built 1972 or later, including a trio of Berlinetta Boxers from one important collection in Switzerland. The owner tried to keep his cars in the best possible original condition, but his professional obligations did not allow him enough time to enjoy his cars. Eventually he decided to sell. As they have hardly been used in recent years, they are all due for a thorough and probably costly service. Arguably the most interesting was a 1974 365 GT4 BB in original condition, but it failed to sell. Then there was a 1978 carbureted 512 BB, the most used of the three with nearly 73,000 km on the clock. It sold for a healthy $420k, third-highest sale of the day and the most expensive Ferrari here. The 1982 512 BBi with just 8,561 km on the clock went for $355k, the fourth-highest sale. The top-selling lot was a very well-presented 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster in silver with a stunning green interior, well bought at $911k. Second-highest was a Series IV Aston Martin DB4 from 1963 that found a new home at $604k. The best buy of the day, in my opinion, was 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $911,194 112 a fair #3 flat-floor 1961 Jaguar E-type 3.8-liter roadster. These early E-types command a serious premium, but this went for just $131k — very well bought indeed, at exactly the same money as a 1967 XKE 4.2-liter coupe two lots later. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 16% up to $991,530, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.91)

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Artcurial Paris, FRA ENGLISH #169-1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster. S/N YD31719. British Racing Green/black canvas/Cognac leather. Odo: 11,768 km. Restored at some point in its history. Paint shows many flaws from dust marks to orange peel and some bubbling on front fenders. Paint chips at the edges of the doors. Bright trim not in top shape either. Correct central-lock Dunlop wheels in matte finish. Luggage rack on trunk lid. Clean non-original leather interior, leather. Odo: 75,259 miles. Delivered new to New York. Exported to Europe in 1990 and in same ownership since then. Restored around that time. Paint still in good condition. Variable panel fit. Most rubber needs replacing. Very clean interior. Period Motorola radio. Steering wheel worn. New canvas hood. Well- SOLD AT $99,805. One of the best-looking sports cars of all time. Flat-floor is certainly a plus for the discerning collector and makes it considerably more expensive than a later Series I. This was a decent driver. Market-correct price for condition. #124-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series wood-rimmed steering wheel. Engine bay nicely detailed. Restoration folder included. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $35,457. This is the MGA to have. Engine was rebuilt in England by specialist Bob West and got several improvements in the process, such as a second oil cooler. Catalog states that 11,500 km have been covered since then. Sold close to low estimate, which was cheap for a basically sound Twin-Cam. Advantage to the buyer. #133-1961 DAIMLER SP250 convert- ible. S/N 100523. Eng. # 96146. Red/gray vinyl/black leather. Odo: 26,837 km. In the same family since new. Regular mechanical maintenance and is well preserved. Got a respray some 15 years ago, but not of highest quality. Paint is orange-peely in some places. Rims in body color badly repainted. Chrome okay. Front bumper uneven and with some pitting. Soft top and upholstery were refurbished more recently. Optional heating system. Engine bay clean and well cared for. Stainless- maintained original engine. Stainless-steel exhaust. Extensive file of invoices and Heritage Trust Certificate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $131,323. For Jaguar buffs and especially E-type lovers, the flat-floor holds a mythical status. In most cases this commands a considerable premium. I found nothing wrong with this car, but it sold without premium, that’s for sure. It was even cheap for a Series I roadster by today’s standards. Extremely well bought. #128-1962 BENTLEY S2 Continental convertible. S/N BC131LCZ. Burgundy/ beige vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 94 miles. Three-owner car, delivered new in the U.K. Low mileage believed original. Meticulously maintained by renowned specialists. Still very straight with perfect shut lines. Good chrome and rubber. Optional Lucas high beams. Wellkept interior in delicate color but very clean, IV coupe. S/N DB41046R. Eng. # 3701164. Silver metallic/black leather. Odo: 51,819 miles. Delivered new to England. Exported to France at the end of last century and converted to LHD. Recent restoration with excellent panel fit and brightwork. Perfect paint is not the original color. Origin of extra louvers in the hood unknown. New leather interior hard to fault. Engine bay clean, original engine still fitted. New Avon tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $606,084. A very fine example of this mythical British sports car. Notable changes to previous Series DB4s included the addition of an oil cooler with air intake under the bumper and barred grille with seven vertical bars. Price matched high estimate. Well sold. with new carpeting. Period radio. Well-detailed engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $233,248. A desirable Park Ward-bodied S2 convertible with clean lines and headlightsurrounds typical for this coachbuilder. Catalog states only 61 LHDs left the factory. Very attractive colors, too. Sold just over high estimation of $217k, but still well bought. The car previously sold for $216k at a 2009 Bonhams sale (SCM# 143270). steel exhaust. Some literature and tonneau cover included. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $39,397. Most people call the Daimler SP250 “Dart” an ugly mix of styles. I always liked it, and it was one of the rare roadsters of its time boasting V8 power. With only 2,650 built and not many survivors, it’s kind of a rarity, too. This one doesn’t need much. It hardly reached its reserve price. Well bought. BEST BUY 114 #127-1961 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 876327. Eng. # R31189. White/black canvas/red #168-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N 885451. Eng. # R34958. Light blue metallic/blue leather. Odo: 66,938 km. Old restoration holding up well. Some paint chips at the edges. Old damage repair on right front side. Reasonable panel fit. Driver’s door sits low and closes with some difficulty. Chrome old but still okay. Seats were reupholstered at some time; still okay now. Wires a bit rusty, good Michelins. Engine bay dusty. More powerful starter and alternator installed. Jaguar Heritage Certificate. French title. Cond: 3. #125-1966 ALVIS TF 21 convertible. S/N 27149. Eng. # 27419. Blue/blue canvas/gray leather. Odo: 8,635 miles. The last Alvis car model produced. In same ownership for almost 20 years and restored with no expense spared, as confirmed by the extensive file of invoices. Mechanically completely overhauled, including replacement of the automatic gearbox and down to new stainless-steel wires. Bare-metal respray. Mohair convertible top fitted instead of original vinyl. New upholstery in Connolly leather. Headrests and seat belts retrofitted. Only the brightwork was for- Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA gotten in the process. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $105,058. Stylish convertible, one of only 20 built by Park Ward, according to catalog, eight of which were fitted with automatic gearbox. For the amateur, a lot of car for reasonable money. Sold close to its high estimate of $98k, less than half the price of Lot 128, a similar Bentley. Fair both ways. #129-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 coupe. S/N 1E33293. Eng. # 7E97749. Silver metallic/blue leather. Odo: 1,447 km. Threeowner car. Older restoration but still in good condition with fairly good paint and no corrosion. Variable panel fit. Brightwork okay, front grille missing but included. Attractive blue leather interior with nice patina. Leather Moto-Lita steering wheel. The last owner kept it for 19 years and made some modifications to make it more drivable. These included a refurbished engine and overhauling the gearbox hand drive and manual 5-speed made this a desirable Aston Vantage. Wires and magnificent interior are plusses, too. Rare, as there were only some 70 produced. Bidding on the phone was fierce, with three candidates, resulting in a hammer price way above the $175k high estimate. Well sold. #123-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N DBSV810201LC. Eng. # V540189. Blue/beige leather. Odo: 95,385 km. Older restoration, still holding up well. In same ownership for over 25 years. Relatively low mileage believed original. Paintwork well kept but slightly orange-peely in places. Original interior with front seats cracked and used. Original a/c. Aftermarket radio. Engine bay GERMAN #157-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500641. Eng. # 1989807500665. Silver metallic/green canvas/ green leather. Odo: 6,017 km. Completely restored 25 years ago but still looking fresh. Impressive list of work executed. Perfect panel fit. Excellent bright trim. American lights. At the same time, the interior was reupholstered in magnificent green leather, now with lovely patina. Green carpeting in wool with leather with longer-geared diff, special clutch, adjustable and lowered suspension, new shocks and torsion bars. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $131,323. Judging by the many stickers—even including an original Esso tiger—its owner clearly enjoyed the car. 4.2-L power is a plus over the original 3.8 liter, in my opinion, and these benefited from various other improvements as well. Sold over the phone well over its high estimate of $87k. A lot of money for a coupe. Well sold. #122-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS Van- tage coupe. S/N DBS5352L. Eng. # 4004155SVC. Silver metallic/green leather. Odo: 72,035 km. Sold new in Switzerland. Extensive mechanical overhaul 20 years ago. Invoices included. The body was taken care of, too, and it was resprayed in its original Silver Birch. It is straight with good shut lines and chrome. The chromed wires are rather unusual on a DBS. The green leather interior is origi- fairly clean and well maintained. Some incorrect hoses. Original fuel injection. Manual ZF 5-speeder. New tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $199,610. Described as unique, as it is the only DBS V8 with LHD and manual gearbox. The price was unique, too. It sold to a telephone bidder well over the $130k high estimate, almost double what a normal V8 would fetch. Well sold indeed. #165-1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante convertible. S/N 5CFCV81C3GTL15486. Blue/blue canvas/gray leather. Odo: 15,946 km. Older restoration in perfect condition. Straight body with good panel fit. Brightwork okay; chromed rockers. Cibié Oscar lights in front grille are a nice touch. BBS alloys. Clean upholstery with blue piping. Ugly leather trim. Aftermarket radio. Period radio included. Green roof is a bit over the top. Spotless engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $911,194. According to the catalog, restoration included galvanizing and repainting the tubular frame with epoxy paint. Engine, gearbox and rear axle were refurbished in the process. Sparingly used since. Prices for 300SLs are leveling off, which is again shown with this very nice specimen. Given the high quality of the restoration, advantage to the buyer. #108-1960 PORSCHE 365B Super 90 coupe. S/N 109849. Eng. # 710064. Fjord Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 90,330 km. A Super 90 with little known history. Older paint in good overall condition but with some scratches. Driver’s door looks repainted more recently. Could do with some spit and polish. Good panel fit. Nicely redone interior; catalog claims seats are leather, but to me it looks like vinyl. New carpeting, too. Radio is missing, nal and aged well, adding to the charm. Period radio. Engine bay recently cleaned, but water tank corroded. Manual ZF gearbox. Hardly used in recent years, some recommissioning required. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $220,622. Left- 116 steering wheel. Carpets soiled. Well-detailed engine bay. French title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $182,538. Current owner ordered engine upgrade by Aston Engineering to specification in line with X-Pack version. Work totals over $45k and includes new pistons, special cams, electronic control unit, new exhaust manifolds, etc. Catalog states the engine develops 340 hp. Sold mid-estimate. Well bought and sold. big hole shows where it was. Original engine replaced with a unit from a later 1600 C. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $65,661. “Super 90” is just words in the catalog, as it’s missing its original engine. It looked sound, and the new interior was certainly a plus, but that doesn’t make it a desirable Porsche. Very well sold. #156-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE coupe. S/N 11202112008175. Red/black leather. Odo: 90,535 km. American version with stacked headlights. Tired paintwork and corrosion visibly lurking under front fenders. Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Variable panel fit with good gaps. Bright trim okay. Dent in rear bumper. Factory sunroof with new seals. Interior still clean but showing age. Aftermarket a/c takes a lot of space. Period Becker radio. Engine compartment very S/N ZZZ93ZJS000616. Dark gray metallic/ black leather. Odo: 7,787 km. With only 7,787 km on the clock, this car is still in showroom condition. Last serviced in August 2009 with 7,616 km on the clock. New tires. Spare wheel still wrapped in plastic. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $299,416. Surely one of the world’s newest 930 Turbos, ready to be enjoyed—or put back on the blocks it’s been standing on for most of its life. Sold well over high estimate of $260k. #163-1992 BMW M3 Sport Evolution dusty. Recent work on air suspension and exhaust. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $65,661. A second-hand car with needs. Not the most wanted ’60s Benz, either. Was there some stolen jewelry hidden in it? It flew past the high estimate of $49k and stopped at the price of a nicely restored 300. Well sold indeed. #136-1972 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 Targa. S/N 9112310135. Eng. # 6320341. Silver metallic/black Targa/black vinyl. Odo: 7,560 km. Delivered new to France. Extensive restoration in 2011 with invoices totaling more than $65k. Work included bare-metal respray, rechroming and reupholstering of the interior. The Targa top is new. Clutch, hoses, injection one of three prepared by well-known BMW dealer and preparer Max Heidegger in 1973. Participated in this year’s Tour Auto. A genuine machine in its original configuration and fit for both road and track use. A sure ticket to many historic events and a serious contender. Well bought and sold close to its high estimate of $282k. #162-1982 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTi 16S Oettinger hatchback. S/N WVWZZZ17ZCW573410. Black/black & orange cloth. Odo: 47,664 km. Looks a bit like a GTi tuned by an amateur, but it is not. It was a special order by the French Volkswagen importer. Spoilers, enlarged fenders and ATS alloys, “16S” logos and even the clumsy “16 SOUPAPES” on the front fender are correct. Fully restored in 2005 by an enthusiast and well preserved. Rear bumper discolored and some- 2-dr sedan. S/N WBSAK07040AC79303. Black/black leather. Odo: 125,842 km. Wellused car. Front bumper, fenders and hood were repainted not so long ago. Rest of paint tired and even stained on roof and trunk lid. Rear bumper scratched. BBS rims dirty and logos faded. Interior used, driver’s seat worn and slightly baggy. Engine bay dirty. Paperwork includes bills, service and owner’s manuals. French title. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $98,492. Final and most powerful E30 M3, and the most desirable. Catalog states that it has seen little use lately and that it is due for thorough servicing. This can be costly, especially if the seller warns you—otherwise he would have done it himself, wouldn’t he? Excellent M3s are now worth far more than $100k. This one was far from excellent, and price paid was all the money. pump, etc. all overhauled. Car still looks okay from the outside, except for some scratches on the Fuchs wheels. Engine bay clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $177,286. Excellent condition, and the “S” is the most powerful variant. There was much going for this small-bumper Targa, and it ended mid-estimate. Quite a lot of money, but that’s the new reality for 911s. Seller can be satisfied. #164-1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 2 Hei- degger racer. S/N 2275236. Eng. # 2275236. Orange/black racing buckets. Odo: 49,000 km. Race-prepared Group 2 Beemer. Perfect body with new paint in original Inka Orange. Plexi windows. Race equipment from renowned suppliers such as Sabelt and Sparco. Clean engine bay with three Webers replacing the fuel injection on race-prepped engine. Correct BBS rims. Work on the car by current owner totals over $50k. Lots of spares, including molds of fenders and 12 BBS wheels. 2015 FIA and FFSA technical passport, certificate from BMW Tradition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $275,778. A genuine Group 2 BMW 3.0 CSL, 118 what uneven. Upholstery and carpets as-new. Extra gauges correct. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $36,770. 1,250 units of this special variant of the Mk 1 Golf GTi were built. The German tuner Oettinger developed a 16-valve (in French “16 soupapes”) twin-cam head developing 26 hp more than the standard GTi, but costing some 47% more! They were available in white or black. Most of them lived hard lives. Considering this and the growing popularity of the first-series GTi, I’d call this well bought. #166-1988 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. #139-2000 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N AF77434. Silver metallic/black canvas/red & black leather. Odo: 27,500 km. Low-mileage car in exceptional condition. Metallic gray paint has no blemishes, red leather upholstery presents as-new, dashboard in impeccable state. Engine compartment is perfectly clean. Hard top with frame and cover. Tonneau cover, wind jammer, various manuals and ser- vice booklet, even a 1:18-scale model comes with the car. Not the most unusual color combo, but already a classic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $309,269. The bidders went crazy on this one. Price was climbing fast, and when it eventually stalled at around the high estimation of $217k, Hervé Poulain fired at the room, “Your investment will be worth 20% more by Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes Artcurial Paris, FRA A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. 2015 Mistubishi Lancer Evolution MR sedan next year.” In a matter of seconds, it was worth 30% more! A perfect car but at a record price. Very well sold. ITALIAN #118-1965 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPRINT coupe. S/N AR824626. Blue/brown vinyl. Odo: 6,492 km. Delivered new in Sicily. Fully restored some 10 years ago by two friends in France. Still very straight with good gaps and chrome. Dark blue paint retains its depth and is still in excellent condition. Interior original with seats in good condition. New carpeting. Engine was restored, too. Engine bay looks Price as tested: $41,805 Equipment: 291-hp 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged I4, Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift 6-speed automatic transmission, Touring Package EPA mileage: 17/22, 19 combined Likes: Sublime handling, impressive acceleration — the best go-kart ever. Sport mode turns the car frantic. Steering is hyper-twitchy and reactive but gives excellent feedback and is true to where you point it. Twin-clutch Sportronic transmission (from Slovakia of all places) is rapid-fire with the shifting. Finally, a sub-race-car where paddle shifters are not completely out of place. Dislikes: The weakest part of the Evo has always been the dismal Lancer base sedan. Only pushing the go-pedal can distract you from the ho-hum interior. Road noise is loud and incessant. Passengers will want ear protection for long drives, and that is not hyperbole. The Brembo brakes are less dramatic than expected. They were good, but in a car this small with rotors that big, I expect seat-belt impressions across my chest. Fun to drive: HHHHH Eye appeal: HHH½ Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: I loved this car but didn’t miss it after it left. The reality of modern traffic dampens enthusiasm for high-strung little rockets like this. Nobody else on the road wanted to (or could) play as fast (or as hard) as I did. But that’s its trick — all the Evo wants to do is play. Who is the target market? Punk rally kids with $42k to spend? No wonder this is the last Evo. The Subaru WRX STI is a refined grand tourer by contrast and still launches like a rocket. New-car buyers will need to shift to that STI or to a VW Golf R for an AWD rally-esque bit of fun from 2016 on. AWD not a requirement? Ford’s Focus RS deserves some serious consideration. — Chad Tyson #152-1966 MASERATI MISTRAL coupe. S/N AM109A1686. Eng. # AM109A1686. Argento Auteuil/Cognac leather. Odo: 82,884 km. Perfectly restored matching-numbers example. Excellent chrome. Very straight with perfect panel fit. Original Argento Auteuil paint. Newly retrimmed leather interior. Only the wood-rimmed steering wheel shows marks of use. Perfect engine bay with Lucas injection good but dusty. Covered only 6,000 km since restoration. Original instruction manual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $73,541. This Bertone-produced coupe is not small at all. It is a true Italian GT that accommodates four adults and has a lively 6-cylinder. A refined car with interestingly low estimation of $32k. Bidding was lively, and it stopped way above high estimate of $43,500. Well sold. still in place. Borrani wires with new rubber. Recently serviced. Complete file includes service book, parts catalog, etc. Maserati Classiche certificate. Spanish title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $210,116. This stunning Mistral with sought-after 4-liter engine ticks all the boxes. One of the last classic Maserati 6-cylinders. Went swiftly over its $200k high estimate and worth every penny. #102-1967 FIAT 500 Giardiniera wagon. S/N 198608. Cream/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 87,785 km. Well taken care of. Cute variant of the mythical Fiat 500. Non-original paint applied with minimal preparation. Not shiny everywhere and orange-peely in places. 120 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Good chrome; little dent in front bumper. Neat shut lines. Minimalist interior in good shape. rimmed during restoration, has nice patina now. Engine was refurbished on the same occasion; engine bay in good used condition. Alloys in excellent condition. Swedish title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $328,307. A Giugiaro masterpiece for Ghia. It seems the master still regards the Ghibli as one of his best designs. It had to compete with the Daytona and Miura in its day but lacked a V12. Early models such as this one had a 4.7; the 4.9 is more desirable. This nice example in attractive colors sold slightly over its high $315k high estimate. Fair both ways. Vinyl top fairly new. Clean engine bay. Brakes revised a few years back. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,162. One of the smallest brakes ever built. Folding rear seat provides convenient loading platform. As this is quite a rare variant of the Fiat 500 and it went for only a few hundred more than a good berlina, I’d call it well bought. #101-1968 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Eden Roc convertible. S/N 110FB5009027. Green/black canvas/white vinyl. Odo: 75,678 km. Bought by an Autobianchi enthusiast. Body said to be restored completely over a long period, and finished some 10 years ago. Variable panel fit. rtcurial Paris, FRA Go urial Paris, FRA Good chrome; little dent in front bumper. Neat shut lines. Minimalist interior in good shape. rimmed during restoration, has nice patina now. Engine was refurbished on the same oc- casion; engine bay in good used condition. Alloys in excellent condition. Swedish title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $328,307. A Giugiaro masterpiece for Ghia. It seems the master still regards the Ghibli as one of his best designs. It had to compete with the Daytona and Miura in its day but lacked a V12. Early models such as this one had a 4.7; the 4.9 is more desir- able. This nice example in attractive colors sold slightly over its high $315k high estimate. Fair both ways. Vinyl top fairly new. Clean engine bay. Brakes revised a few years back. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,162. One of the smallest brakes ever built. Folding rear seat provides convenient loading platform. As this is quite a rare vari- ant of the Fiat 500 and it went for only a few hundred more than a good berlina, I’d call it well bought. #101-1968 AUTOBIANCHI BI- ANCHINA Eden Roc convertible. S/N 110FB5009027. Green/black canvas/white vinyl. Odo: 75,678 km. Bought by an Autobianchi enthusiast. Body said to be restored completely over a long period, and finished some 10 years ago. Variable panel fit. BEST BEST BUY #148-1969 MASERATI MEXICO coupe. S/N AM112520. Eng. # AM112520. Red/ Cognac leather. Odo: 97,018 km. In same ownership for 39 years. Aging restoration. Nonoriginal paint faded and worn, notably on trunk lid. Light corrosion marks all over the body. Fairly good panel fit. Non-original chrome striping arounds wheel arches and Artcurial l Paris, FRA Good chrome; little dent in front bumper. Neat shut lines. Minimalist interior in good shape. rimmed durin rial Paris, FRA Good chrome; little dent in front bumper. Neat shut lines. Minimalist interior in good shape. rimmed during restoration, has nice patina now. Engine was refurbished on the same oc- casion; engine bay in good used condition. Alloys in excellent condition. Swedish title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $328,307. A Giugiaro masterpiece for Ghia. It seems the master still regards the Ghibli as one of his best designs. It had to compete with the Daytona and Miura in its day but lacked a V12. Early models such as this one had a 4.7; the 4.9 is more desir- able. This nice example in attractive colors sold slightly over its high $315k high estimate. Fair both ways. Vinyl top fairly new. Clean engine bay. Brakes revised a few years back. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,162. One of the smallest brakes ever built. Folding rear seat provides convenient loading platform. As this is quite a rare vari- ant of the Fiat 500 and it went for only a few hundred more than a good berlina, I’d call it well bought. #101-1968 AUTOBIANCHI BI- ANCHINA Eden Roc convertible. S/N 110FB5009027. Green/black canvas/white vinyl. Odo: 75,678 km. Bought by an Autobianchi enthusiast. Body said to be restored completely over a long period, and finished some 10 years ago. Variable panel fit. BEST BUY #148-1969 MASERATI MEXICO coupe. S/N AM112520. Eng. # AM112520. Red/ Co- gnac leather. Odo: 97,018 km. In same owner- ship for 39 years. Aging restoration. Non- original paint faded and worn, notably on trunk lid. Light corrosion marks all over the body. Fairly good panel fit. Non-original chrome striping arounds wheel arches and Cond: Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $21,012. Quite rare convertible variant of the Bianchina, sold in France with the evocative name of Eden Roc. With such a name and mechanicals, almost in the league of the Jolly beach cars. With that in mind, well bought. #147-1969 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM1151052. Eng. # AM1151052. Rosso Rubino/black leather. Odo: 70,995 km. Restored some 10 years ago in Sweden. More recently, resprayed in Rosso Rubino, its original color. Very straight body, excellent panel fit and shut lines. Brightwork generally good, but scratched around windshield. Interior ret- urial Paris, FRA Good chrome; little dent in front bumper. Neat shut lines. Minimalist interior in good shape. rimmed during restoration, has nice patina now. Engine was refurbished on the same oc- casion; engine bay in good used condition. Alloys in excellent condition. Swedish title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $328,307. A Giugiaro masterpiece for Ghia. It seems the master still regards the Ghibli as one of his best designs. It had to compete with the Daytona and Miura in its day but lacked a V12. Early models such as this one had a 4.7; the 4.9 is more desir- able. This nice example in attractive colors sold slightly over its high $315k high estimate. Fair both ways. Vinyl top fairly new. Clean engine bay. Brakes revised a few years back. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,162. One of the smallest brakes ever built. Folding rear seat provides convenient loading platform. As this is quite a rare vari- ant of the Fiat 500 and it went for only a few hundred more than a good berlina, I’d call it well bought. #101-1968 AUTOBIANCHI BI- ANCHINA Eden Roc convertible. S/N 110FB5009027. Green/black canvas/white vinyl. Odo: 75,678 km. Bought by an Autobianchi enthusiast. Body said to be restored completely over a long period, and finished some 10 years ago. Variable panel fit. BEST BUY #148-1969 MASERATI MEXICO coupe. S/N AM112520. Eng. # AM112520. Red/ Co- gnac leather. Odo: 97,018 km. In same owner- ship for 39 years. Aging restoration. Non- original paint faded and worn, notably on trunk lid. Light corrosion marks all over the body. Fairly good panel fit. Non-original chrome striping arounds wheel arches and Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $21,012. Quite rare con- vertible variant of the Bianchina, sold in France with the evocative name of Eden Roc. With such a name and mechanicals, almost in the league of the Jolly beach cars. With that in mind, well bought. #147-1969 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM1151052. Eng. # AM1151052. Rosso Rubino/black leather. Odo: 70,995 km. Re- stored some 10 years ago in Sweden. More recently, resprayed in Rosso Rubino, its origi- nal color. Very straight body, excellent panel fit and shut lines. Brightwork generally good, but scratched around windshield. Interior ret- saisaid to be well maintained mechanically and used on a regular basis. Engine bay in used condition, some duct tape around air filter. Nice wire wheels. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $124,757. A nice car with some needs and too bright a color. Given its condition and history, the price paid looks market-correct and leaves some room for cosmetics. #142-1974 FERRARI 365 GT4 BB coupe. S/N 18035. Eng. # F102A00000179. Red/tan leather. Odo: 33,784 km. One of three BBs from a Swiss collection. Original, lowmileage car, in unrestored and excellent condition. Little dent in trunk. Interior still fresh, driver’s seat slightly baggy. Non-original steering wheel. Period Voxon radio. Perfect engine bay. Original bill of sale, instruction manuals, etc., even for the radio. Has been standing still for a long time; due for major service. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $347,360. The original BB with six rear lights and six tiny exhausts. The most powerful BB variant March 2016 121

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Artcurial Paris, FRA and among the rarest. Strangely enough, bidding stalled almost $100k below reserve of $434k. Was this because of the huge service bill to be expected? #143-1978 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 22901. Eng. # F102B00000199. Red/tan leather. Odo: 72,536 km. One of three BBs offered from a Swiss collection. Carbureted version. The most used of the three, but still a low-mileage car. Straight body, faultless paintwork. Well-preserved interior with seats in used condition, even with small tear in the pensive maintenance bill to be expected. Fair both ways. #116-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFWA20B000081294. Red/black targa/ black leather. Odo: 90,205 km. Two-owner car, sold new in France. Still in original condition throughout. Original paint with only minor corrosion marks on front louvers. Well-kept interior in almost new condition. Complete service history. Factory-fitted a/c recently redone. Timing belts replaced 3,000 driver’s seat. Engine bay clean in accordance with mileage. As the car has seen little use in recent years, it is due for a major service. New Goodyears. Owner’s manual, service book, etc. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $420,232. Sold midestimate, which I found rather optimistic for a 512 BB. Not the most attractive color combo. But it’s a car in original condition. Well sold. #141-1982 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N 43487. Eng. # F110A00299. Red/tan leather. Odo: 8,566 km. One of three BBs offered out of a Swiss collection. Original, lowmileage car in exceptional state. Fuel-injected. Paintwork faultless, wheels free of nicks and marks. It would be safe to change the tires. Interior new, with plastic covers still on door sills. Original toolkit still in plastic cover. km ago. One of the last, thus fitted with ABS and stainless-steel exhaust. Comes with all its manuals, service booklet, toolkit and dust cover. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $98,492. For years, these were a cheap entry into Ferrari ownership. Prices are picking up spectacularly in recent times. 328s are doing especially well, with the GTS variant the most attractive. Originality is maybe not the most important for these, but this one had it all. Extremely well bought. #144-1994 MASERATI SHAMAL coupe. S/N ZAM339B00NA300350. Eng. # AM479. Blue metallic/off-white leather. Odo: 48,292 km. Two-owner, well-kept and highly cared-for original. Low mileage genuine. Perfect paint, with some stone chips at the front. Straight with excellent shut lines. Delicate beige leather interior with minimal wear. Dashboard and steering wheel in impeccable wood. Period radio. Engine clean and recently Comes with full documentation, original manuals, etc. As it has been standing still for such a long time, it is due for thorough servicing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $354,571. It is extremely rare to come across this type of car with such low mileage and in such well-preserved condition. Possibly the best of its kind around. Wouldn’t it be a pity to add extra miles on the clock? Sold mid-estimate, but there is an ex- 122 serviced. Stamped service book, user manual, warranty book and spare keys in original pouch. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,288. Twin turbocharged, sort of a supercar before its time but with a reputation of fragility and mechanical troubles. Probably very expensive to run. Only 369 units produced, but is it desirable? Sold mid-estimate, so at least two people were moderately interested. Fair both ways, I guess. © Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Silverstone — The Porsche Sale The “50 Years of 911” hot rod based on a 1977 Lux and powered by a tweaked 993 engine sold for $267k Company Silverstone Auctions Date October 25, 2015 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 38/57 Sales rate 67% Sales total $4,138,981 High sale 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring, sold at $632,530 Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.65) Hot-rodded and very green — part of the “50 Years of 911” restoration competition, this 1977 Porsche 911 coupe sold at $266,876 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics lush with its successes with Porsches in the past couple of years, Silverstone elected to try its luck with a Porsche-only sale at its regular venue of the Wing building at Britain’s Grand Prix circuit, home of the British Racing Drivers’ Club. F 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring coupe, sold at $632,530 124 The lots included 20 cars consigned by members of Porsche Club Great Britain, which supported the event with a club track day on the GP circuit. A bonus for Porschephiles was lunch at the Porsche Experience Centre. Because Porsche prices moved so fast in 2014 and 2015, some of these prices might look a little skewed in the wake of Arizona Car Week. This auction was notable as hosting the first successful sale Northhamptonshire, U.K. of an RS 2.7 at a U.K. auction in 12 months (although plenty have changed hands for big money under the radar). The $632k price looks lowish for a “first 500” Touring compared with 12 months ago, but it makes more sense considering the car had a few replacement panels and a non-original engine. Standout prices included a 2007 997 GT3 RS at $260k, $44k over its upper estimate. The “50 Years of 911” hot rod built by the Porsche Centre in Reading, U.K., based on a 1977 Lux and powered by a tweaked 993 engine, sold for $267k. A low-mileage, two-owner 1991 944 S2 cabriolet reached a market-leading $42k. Having tested its one-marque sale model, Silverstone is now planning another Porsche-only auction for October of 2016. It will be interesting to see how far the market climbs between now and then. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. GERMAN #224-1961 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 coupe. S/N 115118. Aetna Blue/red vinyl & cord. RHD. Odo: 90,896 km. Older restoration and still good with just a couple of tiny paint chips and blemishes. Unworn cord and vinyl miles from new. Motor almost concours level, interior looks unworn. On refurbed Fuchs wheels, but cookie-cutters come with it. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,307. U.S.-supplied, then in Germany 2012–15. This is approaching the prices of small-bumper cars—but since a ’74 big-bumper RS Carrera would be twice as much as this, looks fair. And find another like this. #214-1977 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N seats. Slightly tarnished steering-wheel spokes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $105,710. Originally delivered to Sweden (which drove on the left in 1961, hence right-hand drive). Price looks spot-on here for a nice Super 90 coupe. #211-1967 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 355304. Eng. # 6100324. Polo Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 67,959 miles. 912 upgunned with a 911T motor, interior and early dog-leg 5-speed. Or a 911T reshelled from a 912 donor, if you prefer. Very good order all round, looks great on Fuchs alloys. Motor runs new-looking pipes, exchangers and nylocs. Pretty much unworn interior, with shiny Moto-Lita wheel. from Humbert) is the only RS 2.7 that I’ve seen sell at auction in the U.K. in the past 12 months—though a few have sold under the radar for much bigger sums. Sold to Germany and I’d say correctly priced in a market that’s newly slightly more realistic than it was at the beginning of 2015. #233-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 3.0 replica coupe. S/N 9114600549. White/black leather & velour. RHD. Odo: 20,464 miles. 3.0 RS re-creation by Autofarm (so it’ll be done right), using a ’74 Carrera as a base (20 years ago, before they got so valuable). Aside from slight microblistering in the roof paint, like new, with unworn seat velour. Lots of 930 bits, exact spec of engine unclear, though it’s the original BEST BUY retroed 3.2 Carrera, which would come out at about half this price. Not for everyone—noted 911 expert Fran Tuthill called it “a quite expensive track-day car” as I examined it—but priced about the same as a really good 2.7 Carrera RS re-creation made from a ’73 shell, so the sums almost stack up if you squint a little. Well sold. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,188. If you don’t mind the hybrid status, this is a great way into the small-bumper 911 experience, and it should hold its money. It’s too nice to make into a competition car, but... as a ’67 car and with HTP papers (which it should get), it’s eligible for Category A historic rallying, which should get a boost in the U.K. for 2016 as it becomes a tarmac-only series to help preserve the cars. For a 912, pricey. For a 911T, quite cheap. For a rally car, sold about right. #230-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Touring coupe. S/N 9113600235. White/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 56,012 km. From first series of 500 cars. Originally Signal Yellow. Overall good appearance but “a couple of panels are not original,” and neither is the motor, as it runs a 2.7 magnesium block, but correct type 911/83 engine #6630259 is with the car and said to be original. Stainless silencer, vinyl and velour unworn. Danish number plates. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $632,530. This (after a long climb and a couple of impassioned pleas 126 911/83 casings. Replica Fuchs alloys. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $109,176. “My favorite car in the sale,” said Nick Whale. Hot-rodded cars don’t usually get their money back, and this almost certainly cost more to build than the price paid here. But it is a real mechanically fuelinjected 2.7 (or maybe a 3.0), and as a standard big-bumper ’74 it would have gotten almost twice the price. If it’s your cup of tea (and it was mine), very well bought. #226-1974 PORSCHE 911S 2.7 coupe. S/N 9115200465. Light Yellow/orange vinyl. Odo: 9,571 miles. Looks almost like a new one... because it almost is, with under 10,000 holding up as well as can be expected, although the Pascha checked interior is all the rage now among trendy youngsters into artifacts of the ’80s. So, a fair price... but you can’t help but remember back to not long ago when these were half this price—which felt like fair money then, too. #213-1981 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZBS000665. Guards Red/ Sports Car Market #249-1979 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N 91A1030294. Silver blue/check velour. RHD. Odo: 126,813 miles. Claimed not fully resprayed, “just in parts.” A few chips under headlights and small bubbles in front fender/ scuttle joints. Psychedelic check seat velour unworn. Newish heat exchangers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,193. Honest old thing that’s 9117301478. Viper Green/black velour. RHD. Very green, including the instruments. Hot rod built from a 1977 Lux by Porsche Centre in Reading, U.K., as part of the “50 Years of 911” restoration competition, using a tweaked 993 Cup motor, big brakes and roll cage. Almost no miles since build. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $266,876. An interesting alternative to a

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. black leather. RHD. Odo: 103,193 miles. Very clean and tidy following big restoration with new fenders, etc, although right door fit is a bit out. Interior was mostly saved—leather treated and padding restuffed. Motor like new AT $8,665. 924s and their derivatives have recently taken a price hike and can no longer be bought for less than Miata money. $8k is the starting point for decent cars, and so, although this was offered at no reserve I’d say quite well bought, especially as the money paid here just about covers the cost of the repaint and wheel refinishing. #248-1989 PORSCHE 930 Turbo slant- nose coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZKS000440. Blue/blue leather & velour. RHD. Odo: 32,628 miles. Very original-looking, even with paintcode sticker under front lid. Leather seat bolsters lightly cracked and creased, velour inserts unworn. Big exhaust (said to have been underneath. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $181,961. Another car restored by a Porsche dealer for the “50 Years of 911” bash, this time by Porsche Centre Leeds, starting from what sounds like a rusty wreck. Sold where expected. #207-1986 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 Supersport cabriolet. S/N WP0ZZZ91GS150754. Meteor Gray/black cloth/gray leather & velour. RHD. Odo: 97,476 miles. Repainted in original color. Lightly creased leather seat bolsters, velour inserts unworn. New oil pipes, heat exchangers okay. Thirteen drove a concours 944 Turbo with similar mileage asking £50k ($77k)... #202-1997 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Targa. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZVS381185. Blue/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 44,890 miles. VarioRam car. Clean, tidy, paint not chipped. Lightly worn “petal” seats. Good service history. Catalog doesn’t say whether it’s a C2 or C4 (black rear script and clear front indicators can easily be changed), but at this price I’d Rufed out to 450 hp, though Ruf’s records have been destroyed). Tinted glass. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $255,615. One of 50 U.K.-spec cars like this, according to catalog, and very much the star of the show. With regular 930s well over £100k ($154k), sold right for a lowmileage slantnose. Conversions usually detract from value, but it’s Ruf... #242-1990 PORSCHE 928 S4 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ92ZLS841231. Black metallic/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 68,000 miles. Clean and tidy with no rot or bubbles, though it has a few tiny dust marks in the repaint. Leather lightly creased and worn. Digi odo but catalog says 68k miles. Air conditioning said to work. stamps in service book. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,921. Quite why you’d spec the M491 option on a cabrio I’m not sure. Sold at about the same money as a half-decent 3.2 coupe, and since cabrios are worth a bit less at the moment, I’d say fair for condition. #227-1986 PORSCHE 924 S coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ92ZGN401112. Garnet metallic/ black striped velour. RHD. Odo: 115,700 miles. 924 S is hybrid of narrow 924 body and 944 running gear. Repainted, though front lip spoiler looks a little rough, as normal. Wheels refurbed and powder-coated. Seat velour unworn. Full service history. Cond: 3+. SOLD guess the former. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $76,250. Sold in the room for what suddenly last year became decent 3.2 Carrera money—and now these have caught up. 993 Targas used to be the cheapest air-cooled Porsches because buyers fretted over the long-term reliability of the sliding roof. But that seems not to be a worry anymore. Price looks high, but that’s because this was a particularly nice example and the mileage was relatively low. #257-1999 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZYS600760. Silver/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 43,150 miles. First watercooled 911. Tidy and with very good service history, which is what you want to see on a 911 of any denomination. Leather headlining as well as Comfort seats, Turbo Twist Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,460. 928s stopped being cheap about 18 months ago—the £4k ($6k) S2 a mate bought then was about the last of the bargains (and yes, folks, he daily drives it). Top bid was over the high estimate, but that’s where these are going. Fairly bought. #253-1991 PORSCHE 944 cabriolet. S/N WP0ZZZ94ZLN432079. Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 19,237 miles. Very clean and lowmileage car, said to be original paint, and minimal interior wear commensurate with low mileage. Full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,454. This looks like 911 money—but the 911 has moved on somewhat. And I just 128 18-inch alloy wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,124. London car all its life. 996s look like a spectacular value against the earlier aircooled “classic” 911s, and their time will surely come. But for now, this pre-facelift car Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. (sharing its front end with the Boxster, which owners didn’t like) must be the cheapest way into a reasonable 911 that you can drive away. #251-2002 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Turbo coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z2S682372. Lapis Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 72,250 miles. “Mk 2” Turbo, clean and tidy, a few swirl marks in the paint. Two owners, full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $39,866. An 682 in total, according to catalog. Good order, with Nomex seats and body-color roll cage. Was on composite brakes, now on steel, as they’re a bit more road-friendly. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $220,086. Originally supplied to Hong Kong. Sold in the room £18k ($28k) behind the lower estimate. #218-2007 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z7S791260. Orange/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 5,527 miles. Another of Porsche’s bewildering permutations of modern supercars, looks like it just drove out of the showroom. Limited-edition color means you can find it among all the white ones. It was displayed out front of Silverstone’s previ- £100k bid. Silverstone sold a GT2 RS in September 2015 for $480k (SCM# 267110), and this looks like a bargain in comparison. amazing amount of performance for the money, Tiptronic cars being slightly cheaper in the U.K. than manuals. As one of the cheapest 911s you can currently buy, it looks like very good value until you come to put spanners on it. #219-2003 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z4S690932. White/ gray & black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,280 miles. One of 140 RHD 996 GT3 RSs, ous auction at Blenheim Palace to whip up interest. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $259,944. Has spent most of its time in collections, explaining the low mileage. But I don’t understand why it cost more than the even-lower-mileage Gen II version earlier in the sale (Lot 219, $220k), unless right-hand drive is such a factor here. #212-2009 PORSCHE 911 GT2 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z9S776176. White/gray velour & leather. Odo: 22,000 miles. This is the totally barking one—over 500 hp, rear drive and you can fly it bareback without the driver aids. Good, clean and unscuffed. With books, manuals and good service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $173,296. Sold new to Dubai. On sale at £98k ($148k), sold on the phone for they sound jolly important to the discerning modern buyer. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $149,034. Though it appeared unsold on the day at a top bid of £85k ($131k) with Silverstone boss Nick Whale saying “We can’t sell it to you for that,” it later appeared sold in the results at just over the lower estimate. Bit of a result for the buyer. #209-2010 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZBS780358. White/ black velour. Odo: 1,500 km. Effectively a Carrera Cup car for the road, and hardly used, so still clean, sharp and tidy. Aftermarket exhaust, new tires. Very low mileage and seat velour unworn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $207,955. Originally supplied to Bahrain. #255-2010 PORSCHE 911 GT3 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZAS780944. White/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 16,400 miles. Almost like a new one with the following options: dynamic engine mounts, front axle lift, top tint windscreen, ASK sound package and Porsche Communication Management, including navigation module. Whatever these last things are, After a £90k ($139k) start in the room, bidding switched to the phones and crawled agonizingly slowly to £115k ($177k), when the car was declared on sale and thence to £120k ($185k), which just about got the job done. NOVA is done; vendor is paying for U.K. registration. © 130 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, U.K. Bonhams — The London to Brighton Run Sale Bling was king, and the 1903 Clement took top price of the sale at $638k Company Bonhams Date October 30, 2015 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 10/12 Sales rate 83% Sales total $2,208,145 High sale 1903 Clement Model AC4R, sold at $637,980 Buyer’s premium 15% on first $76,699, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.65) Lots of Brighton Runs under its wheels — 1903 Clement Model AC4R rear-entrance tonneau, sold at $637,980 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics unwary. With no million-dollar star lot, it was down to a very shinily restored 1903 rear-entrance Clement to take front-of-house (and auction catalog cover) glory. Like the old cliché about two countries separated by a common language, it neatly illustrated the difference between a functional, factory-finishes British restoration — no nonsense and pull your socks up, man — and the overdone American restorations of old: unfeasibly shiny, impossibly straight, glamorously glossed over and far slicker (but not necessarily better) than it ever came out of the factory. Luckily, auctioneer and Bonhams Motoring Co-Chairman Malcolm Barber was there to bring us back to reality, reminding me that his Veteran, at least, is covered in grease to ensure optimum functionality. But bling was king, and the Clement took top price of the sale at $638k. Talking of actually driving them, as ever a number of O cars were sold complete with entries to the Run, which starts at 7 a.m. two days after the sale, just a stone’s throw from Bonhams’ fabulous Art Deco Mayfair base. Old crocks start gathering in the underground car park 132 nly a dozen cars in the sale this year, so no confusion over numbers — Bonhams never runs a Lot 13, which can throw off the calculations of the almost underneath the Hyde Park start line by the end of the week. But this year, none of the lots even started the Run. Usually at least one makes it to Madeira Drive, on the promenade of London-on-Sea. Representing super value were a 1904 MMC 8-hp rear-entrance ton- London, U.K. neau at $79k and a renovated 1903 Stanley CX 6½-hp steam runabout with all the heavy lifting done, including a recent boiler with fresh test, at $62k. Among the larger fare, a 1904 Pope-Hartford looked like a good value, having been hammered a few thousand under its lower estimate (a common theme at late-2015 British sales) at $126k, and able to carry four to Brighton in comfort, a feat it accomplished in 2014. Bonhams has an- Sales Totals nounced its continued sponsorship until at least 2017 of this important event, which reminds us of a time when the motorist was subjugated, victimized, ridiculed and even threatened. It’s a perspective that’s more important than ever, perhaps, in this age of speed cameras, “managed motorways” and the threat of autonomous automobiles hanging over us, unless we unruly pilots get our act together and stop crashing into one another. These cars are a reminder of the days when motorists were pioneers. We salute the cars and pioneers both. ♦ $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m $.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

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Bonhams London, U.K. ENGLISH #101-1899 STAR 3½-HP BENZ vis-a-vis. S/N CE261. Maroon/black/black leather. MHD. Star is Wolverhampton-made copy of 3½-hp Benz with 2-speed transmission by belts. Good superficial order, restored with a new body in 1950s following bomb damage in WWII. Excellent brush paint with beautifully hand-applied coachlining. Well patinated and cracked leather partly painted over. Drive chains dry, but not too much wear evident; later carburetor fitted. Fabulous copper si- to its appearance in the movie “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.” Off the road since. There were two bidders in the sale room at £45k ($67k), and at one point Barber offered to take £500 bids, eventually getting it away. For a slightly age-indeterminate device that hasn’t run in 50 years, well sold and concluded the auction. FRENCH #105-1899 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR M2E 4-HP twin-cylinder two-seater. S/N 1862. Wood & black/black leather. RHD. Excellent, beautifully patinated—and much of it is new, having been extensively rebuilt with new chassis frame and new repro body in a different style from the original. Still smells of varnish. Supple and not very old buttoned leather. Excellent brass Mobil light headlights and fine set of oilers on dash. Drive chains well lubed and not worn, cylinder head factory Barber was a big fan of this one, although he pointed out to me before the sale, “Mine’s covered in grease on the gear linkages to ensure a smooth shift.” Visually pops, with very straight panels, perfect paint and lots of brass, including amazing and flawless oval Rotax headlights. Surrey top and roll sides added later. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $637,980. Originally in French ownership, to England in 1905, later in the A.W.F. Smith Collection, sold at the dispersal sale in Sussex in 1968 to Neil Corner for £5,200 ($8k). In this ownership from 1977. Massively restored before Pebble Beach appearance in 2006. Lots of Brighton Runs under its wheels before that. A magnificent exercise in pointlessness maybe, but it took the highest money of the sale. Sold at lower estimate with an entry to the Run (car #253) but did not start. #111-1904 CLEMENT-BAYARD 9/11- HP AC2K rear-entrance tonneau. S/N 6022. Eng. # 2113. White/brown leather. Okay older paint, nice hand-drawn coachlines. Fantastic brass, original maker’s plate, BRC scuttle lamps, P&H main lamps, radiator shell not unduly dented. Leather slightly ravaged and patched, front squab torn, rear better. Changed from low-tension to high-tension magneto before 1914, now with electric starter and lencer on rear deck. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $141,463. Sold by Sotheby’s in 1970 for $3,600, according to the SCM Platinum Auction Database (SCM# 696). Offered from longterm museum display. No chassis number but listed by its registration number. Bidding on this first lot was slow at first, prompting auctioneer Barber to exclaim, “I could get to Brighton quicker than this!” Eventually crept from £60k ($89k), matching lower estimate, to an accepted £81k. Mildly well sold then, and congrats to everyone for their persistence. #112-1904 MMC 8-HP rear-entrance tonneau. S/N 1154. Blue/cream leather. Repro body fitted early 1960s, last tax disc expired July 1965, more restoration in 1980s. Older brushed paint lightly cracked, good older timber, mottled and discolored leather is still supple. Nice copper oil tank. Good King of the Road scuttle lamps, H&L side-lamp on rear. Cheap polyester carpet on rear floor. No number on chassis; the one quoted was found on the rear axle. SOLD AT $79,383. 1965 relates fitted from a 5-hp. “Kiralyi Magyar Automobil Club” (Hungarian) badge on front, and previous Brighton Run plaque from 2007. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $354,000. Bid (slowly) to an unsuccessful high bid. Yes, it’s dated 1899 by the VCC, but much of it is new, and that was probably enough to cause twitches. Offered with an entry to the 2015 Brighton Run but understandably did not appear on either starters’ or finishers’ lists. #110-1903 CLEMENT MODEL AC4R rear-entrance tonneau. S/N 4281. Eng. # 423. Red/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Impossibly over-restored to the point where it becomes almost unusable. Bonhams’ Malcolm modern clutch. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $192,000. In single-family ownership from 1930s until 2009 and in the Swiss Museum of Transport at Lucerne 1960–2010, when it was bought at this sale for £104,404 (about $154k, SCM# 175109). Not sold here at a high bid of £15k ($23k) behind the lower estimate. Offered with entry to Sunday’s Run but, understandably, did not appear. #102-1904 DARRACQ 8-HP two-seater. S/N 6363. Eng. # 8818. Green/brown leather. RHD. Very original bordering on tatty and not 134 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, U.K. used for a while. Brass has seen a bit of life, leather has lovely burnished patina. Older paint with nicely done coachlines, nice brass Camelmax lights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $113,974. In this family ownership since 1954, was in the 1965 movie “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.” Has done 19 Brighton runs. Sold well over the £50k ($77k) top estimate. SCOTTISH #103-1901 ALBION 8-HP A1 dogcart. S/N CCC195. Wood/red leather. Albion was built by former Arrol-Johnston staff and later concentrated on truck manufacture. Good timber, some of it new, newish leather, new carpet in rear. Massive Polkey headlight is most im- to just match the lower estimate. Barber quickly announced he could open the bidding again, which I’ve never seen before, and it finally sold. #109-1904 COLUMBIA MK XLIII rear- entrance tonneau. S/N 4220. Green/tan leather. Restored in 1960s, still good. Radiator shell splendidly original. Excellent Solar headlights. Nice wicker baskets to sides, and removable fringed surrey top in good order. Impressive set of oilers, Splitdorf ignition box and clock on dash panel. On artillery wheels and beaded-edge tires, but previous set of $500,586. Stalled at £300k ($450k), £50k ($77k) under the lower estimate, but later declared sold at this figure. Sold with an entry to the Run (was car #378 last year) but did not start. #107-1904 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL D 20-HP side-entrance tonneau. S/N 543. Eng. # 543. Maroon/black leather. Restored with a new body in 2005, good and shiny, paint sprayed rather than brushed. Very fine hand-applied coachlining and only a year old. Shiny, well-patinated leather. Fine and extensive brass, radiator shell lightly dinged, Solar pressive. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $225,628. Bought by this owner from the Sword Collection in ’60s; last on the Brighton Run in 2002. Sold at the money expected with an entry for the 2015 event on November 1 but did not appear on list of runners. AMERICAN #104-1903 STANLEY CX 6½-HP steam runabout. S/N 507. Eng. # 1200. Red/black leather. MHD. Clean and sharp, decent older paint, very nickelly spokes on rebuilt wheels with painted rims. Fairly new leather. All looks very serviceable with new-looking boiler cladding and some braided hoses, tested in June 2015. Slightly discolored brass head- wheels with balloon tires still available. Schebler carbs are later than originals. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $121,951. Last offered October 2002 and bid up to $70k with Bonhams & Brooks, but unsold as the then-owner was into it for much more (SCM# 29299). This time bid up to £79,500 ($118k) and then later declared sold at £80k. Therefore bought well at £10k ($16k) below lower estimate. Sold with an entry to the Run but not on the starters list. #108-1904 NAPIER MODEL D45 12-HP side-entrance tourer. S/N N/A. Eng. # 49. Green/black cloth/red leather. RHD. American-assembled Napier, huge and imposing. Looks just out of a very sharp restoration, Although it was carried out in 2000. Superstraight radiator shell, massive Phare Solar copper and brass lights and Dietz scuttle lamps sparkle like jewels; even the brass hood irons gleam. No wear on drive chains. Shown with lights, recent balloon tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $126,001. Completed the Run in 2014 and after a slow start at £40k ($59k) was declared “on sale” at £72k ($106k). Hammered sold just under the lower estimate, with an entry to Sunday’s Brighton Run included, but did not appear on starters or finishers list. #106-1904 WINTON 20-HP rear-en- trance tonneau. S/N 3227. Eng. # 031224. Red/black leather. RHD. Two-speed manual. Very original spec and appearance, shiny and with nice Bleriot lamps, but lots of cracks though layers of paint and filler, lots of swirl marks on mud-guard paint. Buttoned leather just wearing in, Ashton speedo but no odo. light, lovely Stay-lit scuttle lamps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,742. Hammer dropped at £32k ($47k) unsold, but a bid came a fraction later 136 windscreen removed, but top in good order. No chassis number quoted, but identified by its engine number. Cond: 2. SOLD AT Wheels in good shape, plenty of grease on drive chains, although a little loose on sprockets, which are showing some wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $199,417. Last on the market in the U.S. 2006 upon death of last owner, who’d had it 70 years; sold by Bonhams to Europe for $172k (SCM # 41547). Last on the Brighton Run in 2012. Here, bid to £120k ($178k), not sold on the day, then declared sold postsale, just matching the lower estimate. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #231-1928 RILEY NINE roadster. S/N 601433. Eng. # H226076. White/red tonneau/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,613 miles. Said to have been converted from a closed body. Nice paint marred by flaking. Hardened brown adhesive on either side of hood suggests something was removed. Tonneau cover looks new, has tear, white paint mark. Dual side-mounted spares. Rear taillight missing. Driver-grade engine compartment. Vintage Sports Car Club 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe, sold at $638,000, Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC AUCTIONS AMERICA Location: Hilton Head Island, SC Date: October 31, 2015 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Bill Rothermel Automotive lot sold/offered: 64/95 Sales rate: 67% Sales total: $5,422,000 High sale: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, sold at $638,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz BONHAMS Preserving the Automobile Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: October 5, 2015 Auctioneer: Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered: 61/72 Sales rate: 85% Sales total: $3,183,180 High sale: 1936 Wanderer W25K roadster, sold at $319,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal MOTOSTALGIA Austin Grand Prix Auction Location: Austin, TX Date: November 7, 2015 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered: 35/75 Sales rate: 47% Sales total: 2,608,205 High sale: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, sold at $407,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe badges on grille. No complaints about interior. Excellent wood dash, metal instrument cluster. Dirty carpet is ripped. Jaeger clock. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,300. Chassis #601433 was stamped on the frame, but the car also bore DMV-applied plate #40813CA. That may have held back the bidding. Factor in the converted body style, and call this discounted price a fair deal for both parties, $14k short of the low estimate. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #271-1937 MORGAN SUPER SPORTS three-wheeler. S/N D1731. Eng. # M2654. Green/brown canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 54,533 miles. In duPont ownership for over 60 years. Looks totally original, including the air-cooled Matchless V-twin engine. Green paint heavily faded with dabs of other colors here and there. Soft top pretty much shot. Clear headlamps. Windshield needs new glass. Red-painted wire wheels now dulled from age. Dual side exhausts. Mirror on right 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe, sold at $407,000, Motostalgia, Austin, TX 138 fender. Brown seat cushions faded, passenger’s is ripped. Bench-like seatback is a dull green, likely a replacement. Spare at rear. Undercarriage looks like it was prepped. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $88,000. From the collection of “Lex” duPont, son of duPont Motors founder E. Paul duPont. Hands down, one of my favor- Sports Car Market

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Roundup ite cars at this sale. Despite its scruffy appearance, it seemed to me that it wouldn’t have taken a whole lot to drive or race, assuming you could get up the nerve to bring a threewheeler up to speed. Trounced the $15k–$25k pre-sale estimate at a price that brought audible chatter from the crowd. Very well sold, but buyer got a highly patinated artifact of good provenance. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #260-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III limousine. S/N 3AX85. Eng. # B74Y. Maroon & black/black leather & green broadcloth. RHD. Odo: 18,811 miles. One-off coachwork by J.S. Inskip of New York. Miles believed original. Cracks galore in paint, especially on doors. Chrome wavy in areas. Excellent glass. Pitting, unknown blue discoloration on rear bumper. Dual sidemounts. Sumptuous interior looks original. Black leather seats cracked but usable. Scruffy red carpets. White steering wheel. In back, green broadcloth seats, mouton carpets in good shape. Roll-up age. Driver’s door out. Cloudy windshield, dual wipers. Original soft top is dirty. Spare at rear. RAC GB sticker (necessary when driving the car abroad) on rear deck. Has its original interior. Seats are hard, leather upholstery is faded. Wood dash has great patina. Clear instruments. Ford 221-ci flathead V8 resting in soiled bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $51,700. This attracted a ton of eyeball and no wonder: Its size and startling state of preservation made for a tantalizing combination. Sold to a bidder in the room just north of the $50k high estimate. Big money, but worth every penny. Hope we don’t see it at the restoration shop tomorrow. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #235-1950 DAIMLER DB18 Special Sports drophead coupe. S/N 53820. Eng. # 317047. Green & beige/tan canvas/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 69,297 miles. Older repaint is scuzzy. Scuffing, chipping, orange peel along hood’s edge, looks like an over-application of paint or body filler. Hood also shows gaps in fit to coachwork. Dull brightwork, scuffing around windshield surround. Top is a lost cause. Euro plate. Inviting inside, seats look and feel all-new. Light scuffing to otherwise nice wood dash. Radio. Doorless glovebox with psi gauge. Rear-view mirror rusting. Two visors. Trunk clean. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT glass partition, floor heater, electric clock and an intercom system to communicate with the driver. Tidy engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $72,600. Once owned by American heiress Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly, whose monogram adorns the rear doors. Not the prettiest one-off coachwork or colors among cars of this era. And I can only imagine the costs in maintaining that V12 lump. A no-sale at a high bid of $90k against a $100k low estimate. Traded hands post-sale. Seller took a hit, but buyer got a good deal. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #256-1949 ALLARD L-TYPE tourer. S/N 792. Black/black canvas/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 90,266 miles. Said to be one of 191 L-types built. Four-seater. The catalog states that the car was brought from the U.K. to Kansas in ’73 and has been in dry storage since ’74. Its 45-year-old black paint shows its $18,700. No doubt about it, this one would benefit from a refurbishment. Last appeared at Branson’s October 2013 auction, where it didn’t sell at $14k (SCM# 231625). On the road only two miles since then. In perhaps slightly better condition since Branson, especially the seats. This time, hammered sold at no reserve in the room way south of the $28k low estimate. Seller must’ve been glad to finally get rid of it, while buyer could end up going underwater at this price. Well sold for condition. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #213-1955 ARNOLT-MG coupe. S/N 26873. Eng. # 27325. Emerald Green/gray leather. Odo: 39,044 miles. One of 65 ArnoltMG coupes. Highly pleasing Bertone coach- March 2016 139

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Roundup work. Reportedly in dry storage for nearly two decades; date of rediscovery not specified. Older repaint still shows well. Some chips, scratches, bubbles. Off-color buff marks near right front headlamp. Decent brightwork. Windshield scratched. Firestone whitewalls yellowing. Original interior clean but musty. Connolly leather seats with red piping are supple, a little dirty. Nice wood in dash houses clear instruments. Large MG wheel. Manual window levers work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,600. British underpinnings with understated, but delightful, Italian coachwork and American sales and distribution. A “looker,” but with only 50 or so hp on tap, you’ll have plenty of time to admire from your sidewalk perch. Shot past the $30k high estimate, but I think it was conservative to begin with. This was a fair deal for both buyer and seller. No reserve. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #273-1958 COOPER MK XII Formula 3 racer. S/N MKXII158. Yellow/black leather. MHD. Norton Manx 500-cc 1-cylinder motor. One owner from new, “Lex” duPont (son of duPont Motors founder E. Paul duPont), who raced it up until it retired from public view in the early ’60s. Looks totally original. Paint dull, heavily marred. Wears number 75. Dual side mirrors, passenger’s is cracked. Fitted with roll bar. Wraparound windscreen dirty but intact. Red-painted wheels. Separated car that needs some sorting but will fit right in at preservation-class concours showings. “Some sorting” means it’d be a shame to restore the wonderful originality out of the car, but a light recommissioning would do no harm and probably help. Sold at the lower end of the estimate range, which I’d call well bought for condition. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #02-1960 JAGUAR MK IX saloon. S/N 792924BW. Burgundy & silver/gray leather. Odo: 17,101 miles. Older restoration showing considerable deterioration. Rubber is dry and hard. Paint is old with several chips. Fading and scratched brightwork needs replating. Passenger’s door out at top. Leather interior is cracked and soiled. Cushion collapsing on driver’s seat. Carpets are filthy. Wood on the dash is cloudy and cracked. Gauges are slightly cloudy. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,300. Last seen at Leake’s spring Dallas sale in miles. Two owners from new. Miles believed to be original. A wonderful well-preserved example. Black paint has held up well, no major imperfections. Good gaps. Black top down, couldn’t assess condition. Interior a lovely place to spend time, retrimmed in black leather. Otherwise, looks very accurate and all there. Seats have right amount of give. Engine bay reflects low miles, very accurate as well. Service receipts, JDHTC certificate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $154,000. I loved everything about this car. The triple black had an eye-catching menace and beauty to it. It was remarkably preserved and invited all onlookers to get in and go. The catalog called this “perfect for a gentle refurbishment or complete restoration.” I can only hope the new owner chooses the former. No surprise that it leapt past the $125k high estimate, as those bidding must’ve felt the same way I did. Sold to a phone bidder. No regrets here. Well bought and sold. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #103-1964 AUSTIN MINI Cooper rep- lica 2-dr sedan. S/N CA257926359. Red/red & gray vinyl. Odo: 1,753 miles. Mini Cooper racer with roll bar installed. Exterior paint with chips in numerous places. Paint loss around hinges, surface rust on roof rails. Panels seem straight. Holes in passenger’s door with mirror gone. Interior neat with Stewart Warner gauges and Mountney steering wheel. Paint loss and surface rust in engine compartment, with older paint chipped and worn body panel resting against car. Seat bottom cushion is there, but not the seatback. Has tach but no mileage gauge. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,400. A very appealing time warp with good provenance that’s aging nicely. It was shabby, but I got the impression that it wouldn’t take a whole lot to get it up and running again for a Sunday shakedown at the local track. Sold at no reserve at mid-estimate for a fair price. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #212-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 road- ster. S/N S830831. Eng. # V44198. Dark red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 20,788 miles. Stated to be a runner recently out of decades-long storage. Paint polished through in areas, lots of flaking, chips on hood. Mirror atop driver’s front fender, glass needs to be replaced. Driver’s door alignment off. Rear luggage rack. Leather upholstery highly patinated. Red carpets faded. Period AM radio. Messy original trunk. Engine bay looks largely original, no leaks. Handwritten note reads “No Brakes, Use Handbrake.” Handwritten starting instructions. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $57,200. A 140 2015, where it did not sell for $10k (SCM# 264954). This one is a lefty, making it more appealing for the U.S. collector. Not a bad buy, but the restoration costs will quickly surpass the sales price if that is the new owner’s intentions. The market on these has been moving up, but keep in mind this one has a lot of needs and sorting before it can be ready for prime time. Someone has a healthy project on the horizon if he wants to get it up to par. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #257-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 877020. Eng. # R49339. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 72,278 throughout. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,600. This car sported an S badge and was said to have leather hood straps and a sunroof in its presentation materials. No sunroof; rubber, and not leather, hood restraints. It had a single carburetor. Its new-appearing ID badge began CA257; it should read CA2S7. Too many questions here. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #165-1973 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UDIS21496. British Racing Green/tan canvas/Biscuit leather. Odo: 37,838 miles. Owned by a Weber carburetor distributor who purchased it, Weber-clad, after 10 years of storage. Extensive mechanical overhaul described. Early bumper guards installed. Factory hard top included. Evenly applied green paint replaces original Primrose. Slight crazing and bubbling on driver’s door. Good panel fit. Chrome very good, with ripple of chrome on left rear bumper. Biscuit leather Sports Car Market

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Roundup looks new. Engine compartment excellent. Excellent wire wheels. Has a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,500. More than a driver, this Jag appeared well prepared and maintained. Though the car varied from stock, the upgrades were enhancements, and the custom chrome manifolds and sidedraft Webers were beautiful. Sold below estimate, but seller seemed satisfied. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #01-1976 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE con- vertible. S/N FM46881U. Java Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 41,750 miles. Said to be numbers-matching with factory-applied markings present. Older thick paint. Rust bubbles on the trunk on passenger’s side. Discolored paint where soft top meets the rear cover. Dent on the left rear fender. Driver’s mirror glass is missing from the housing. Heavy scratches and chips throughout. Interior is tidy. Wood on dash in good condition. Upholstery in decent shape. Leather steering wheel recover is amateur. Carpets are filthy. Optional seems well maintained. Wheels appear to be from a later Bentley. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,100. A Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide D-grade collectible without forecasted appreciation. A presentable driver car offered at no reserve and bought at a price to be used and enjoyed. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. GERMAN #219-1936 WANDERER W25K roadster. S/N 252702. Eng. # 252922. Red/black canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 2,842 km. Two-liter supercharged inline-6 motor engineered by Ferdinand Porsche. Older restoration still pleases the eye despite age. Paint has some blotchy areas. Dull chrome running boards. Chrome wires. Clear split-screen windshield with single wiper. Driver’s door off. Leather seats look totally new. Excellent wood dash with what appear to be original instruments. Three-spoke white wheel. Nothing unusual in engine bay. German car-club badge with swas- tions were discussed but not verified. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. One of 2,500 Beck 550 Spyders produced to date. A new turn-key example would set you back $38,000 as purchased from Special Edition, the official manufacturer of Beck. Unknown whether this was purchased as kit or complete; factory assemblage lends value. Market-correct price paid for the this fun, affordable Porsche replica. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #105-1956 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 493961. Red & gray/black canvas/plaid fabric. Euro bubble-window with desirable Z mold trim. Excellent paint with single scratch on left front. Panel fit is good. Front and rear bumpers appear new. Brightwork around cockpit is dull. Tidy interior obviously refreshed with minimal wear. Canvas top ap- rear luggage rack. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,605. Choked down by emissions controls, the Spitfire 1500 saw less horsepower than some previous incarnations. Additionally, the 1500 powerplant is noted for its questionable long-term reliability. If you’re in the market for one, they’re not difficult to find for reasonable money. Not sold at Dan Kruse’s 2015 Austin sale for $4,250 (SCM# 266624); I noted then that bidding was soft. Here, the market was strong. Well sold. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #132-1989 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBZR03B5KCX25446. White/red leather. Odo: 107,090 miles. Paint appears to be original and well preserved. Some chips around wheelwell and beneath bumper. Straight panels with normal door gaps. Interior wear consistent with use. Creases and dye loss in leather of front seats. Engine compartment clean. Some tears in insulation; otherwise 142 tika on grille. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $319,000. One of four marques that formed Auto Union. The Porsche-designed engine and Wendler coachwork were meant to compete with performance cars of the era. Very rare, this was another star car of the sale displayed on its own on the stage. A 1936 W25 sold at $103k at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2006 (SCM# 110746). This car selling for triple that just a decade later is due to its rarity, its place in history and the significant upswing in the market. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #114-1955 PORSCHE 550 Beck replica Spyder. S/N T0395A170C032604. Silver/red leather. Odo: 126,381 miles. Titled as 2004 Porsche Beck Spyder. Paint average with some scratches and inclusions. Body panel fit is good. Brightwork tarnished right front. Interior appears new. Engine compartment neat but showing signs of wear. Twin Webers on VW block. Several positive internal modifica- pears new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,200. Cute sunroof coupe popular in its day, with more than 160,000 sold, and popular now, as strong prices seem to attest. The best examples have seen the steepest increase in prices. This one sold at low estimate, market-correct and a fair transaction for all concerned. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #13-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210407502387. Black/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 65,262 miles. High-quality restoration. Paint is deep, with a few light clearcoat scratches on the tail. Straight body with correct panel fit. Brightwork is solid. Accessory driving lights. Quality interior restoration. Gauges are clean and clear. Becker radio previously noted as serviced. Leather shows minimal wear. Carpets replaced. Tidy engine. Upgraded to 12 volt. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. Last sold Sports Car Market

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Roundup very dirty. Gauges are clean and clear. Rubber around the radio display is dry and hard. at Russo and Steele’s Las Vegas sale in 2013 for $112,750 (SCM# 231465). I’ve watched it cross the block two times since with no luck, bid to $120k at Leake’s OKC sale in February 2014 (SCM# 238896), $125k at Mecum Monterey in August 2014 (SCM# 248202). Consignor was right to part ways with it after the previous unsuccessful attempts. Prices are still on the rise, however, and the advantage on this one goes to the new buyer. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #215-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE coupe. S/N 11202110004361. Eng. # 18998510000145. Black/brown leather. Odo: 52,381 km. Said to have received a thorough mechanical sorting after 15-year storage. Smooth, deep black paint. Scratch on front bumper, a few dents. High-quality brightwork, good weatherstripping. Rubber peeled off of rear window-surround. Looks highly original inside. Visors dirty, clean carpets. Excellent wood dash, clear instruments. Period-correct Becker Mexico AM/FM radio, unbranded speakers in doors. Sunroof. Clean trunk with spare. Engine bay reflects low miles; 4-sp. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. One of fewer than 4,000 Amphicars produced in an eightyear run. Values on these have steadily increased over time at a sustainable rate, with no huge spikes or dips overall in the market. Catalog estimate on this one was market-correct $55k to $70k, with it changing hands just on the low side. Fair deal for buyer and seller. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #137-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210004433. Tan/red leather. Odo: 98,040 km. Said to be original paint. Ripples in trunk, overlying orange peel. Other panels straight with good fit. Factory hard top not with car but included. Interior leather worn with nice patina. Engine com- from apparent mishandling of the hard top. Driver’s exterior mirror-surround is coming loose. Driver’s door panel is very dirty. Carpet gaps show insulation underneath. Gauges are clean and clear. Center console carpet is dirty. Parking-brake lever paint is chipped. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $57,750. Looks great on paper, but the finished product is disappointing. These “Pagoda” SLs are very desirable, and values continue to push higher and higher. Savvy bidders picked up on the flaws, and it sold under the $70k low estimate. Despite its shortcomings, still well bought. It won’t take much to get this one sorted out, and what’s left to be done should have already been taken care of. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #258-1971 PORSCHE 911T 2.2 coupe. S/N 9111100515. Eng. # 6115052. Silver/ black leatherette. Odo: 12,401 miles. Stated to have had work totaling over $20k done in past few years. Some prep issues evident. Hood, fuel door have bubbles in paint. Left turn signal is cracked. Front right black louver is scuffed. Variable gaps, driver’s door better than passenger’s. Fuchs alloys with Dunlops. Dank smell inside. Driver’s seat gives too much. Door storage binnacles loose. Passenger’s door doesn’t lock. Blaupunkt radio. Engine reportedly rebuilt recently, driver-quality bay. Has original handbook, receipts. PCA manual. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,100. Equipped with self-leveling rear suspension. “Fantastic!” you say, until you realize this feature, along with the other systems, makes this car costly to maintain. Another example where a closed roof is not as prized as its drop-top stablemate, but still a very goodlooking car with a lot of life left. Sold squarely mid-estimate at a fair price, with a slight nod to the buyer. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #19-1964 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 100605. Red/white vinyl/two-tone gray vinyl. Odo: 141 miles. Recent cosmetic restoration in good condition. Thick paint around windshield frame and vent windows. Light sun fading on the trunk lid. Good panel fit. Some scratches in the passenger’s door glass, but otherwise glass is good. White soft top looks like it was just installed. Bench seat is 144 partment showing age. Michelins. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,000. Euro-spec car with one owner for past 30 years. 1960s SL roadsters are increasingly popular. A no-sale on the block at $50k, and the owner was wise to relent post-sale. Market-correct price for condition. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #16-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 1130421208815. Metallic red/black cloth/cream leather. Odo: 905 miles. Said to be only 200 miles since restoration. High-quality finish on the paint but with flaws. Hood is misaligned, paint is chipping on front fender; some touch-up is obvious. Brightwork in very good condition. Chip on rear fender sticker. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. Attractive in its classic color scheme from 20 paces, only to be somewhat of a letdown up close. Presented in similar condition as the no-sale ’69 911E coupe sitting next to it (Lot# 263), this one found a new home a stone’s throw from the $50k low estimate. I’m guessing its claimed matching numbers, recent work and engine rebuild helped its cause. At this price, assuming good order, kudos to the buyer. There’s room here to improve and still come out ahead. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #10-1976 BMW 2002 2-dr sedan. S/N 2743908. Red/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 33,757 miles. Paint is glossy, with a few prep issues here and there. Hood has a few waves on the panel. Rubber showing some paint and overspray, and is very dry around driver’s mirror. Glass and trim are original. Brightwork has scratches throughout and could use replacing. Carpets are worn and dirty. Gauges are slightly cloudy. Shifter boot is loose. Adhesive residue on the console. Seats are excellent. Driver’s door trim is loose and pulling away. Sunvisor upholstery is loose. Cond: 3-. Sports Car Market

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Roundup SOLD AT $33,000. We followed this one to three different sales in 2014: first to Auctions America’s May Auburn sale, not sold at $10k (SCM# 243774), and then to Mecum Indy and Monterey, where it sold both times for the identical amount of $12,960 (SCM# 253404 and 247844). Only 17 miles have been logged since the first offering in Auburn, and nothing appears to have been done in the way of improvements. This one is not a tii, and there is little special about it. Extremely well sold at about three times where the market is today. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #11-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N WDDAJ76F25M000455. Crystal Laurite Silver/red leather. Odo: 7,348 km. Like new. Badly needs to be washed. Appears to have recently been driven in the rain. Paint is near flawless. Body seams and gaps all factory-correct. Rubber and glass appear factory-fresh. Tires show little wear. Optional 19-inch forged alloys. Interior actually still smells new. Chip on carbon fiber on the driver’s seat. Screenprinting is wearing off on shift buttons on back side of steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $407,000. At just over 10 years old, this one still looked brand new with under 4,600 miles on the clock— which could be considered a lot, as many of these have been locked away since new. Time and again, these coupes cross the block and sell in the $200k range. Some even have lower mileage. The wide auction estimate of $350k– $450k seemed lofty compared with recent sales, but bidding was right in line with the catalog. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. ITALIAN #164-1965 MASERATI SEBRING Series II coupe. S/N AM10110021. Rosso Cordoba/ white leather. Odo: 70,499 km. Vignale-designed 2+2 said to be with one owner for past 12 years. During that time, the car was repainted and fuel-injection system removed and rebuilt. Pretty paint, but hue of door differs from fenders. Slight ripples on top of both front fenders. Mild pitting of brightwork. Large clearance between tires and fenders. Wrinkles and scuff on driver’s seat. Top of driver’s seat has shiny finish. Upper engine restored, remainder of engine compartment tired. Spark-plug wires seem too large and not threaded through proper manifold. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $237,600. Attractive Maserati GT born a little too late. Earlier carbureted versions have captured buyers’ attention, and this one seems to be riding those and the coattails of any Rosso Italian sports car. Seller received a #1 price for a #2 car, but the future will vindicate buyer. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #161-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 10927. Red/black leather. Odo: 15,574 km. Longtime California car. Repaint well applied, with some overspray on bare metal parts on door jambs. Small bubble over left rear wheelwell. Panels straight, but driver’s door slightly bowed out. Dash shows age but no marring. Leather appears newer than age of car. Seat ribbing is damaged. Some loss of dye color. Engine compartment clean and well cared for, with suggestion of repaint. Non-factory air and ANSA exhaust. Underside of hood looks aged and would benefit from attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $638,000. Attractive touring car and the high sale of the auction. Significantly higher auction prices have been achieved, although values seem to have plateaued. This was let go at low end of current market. Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC, 10/15. #07-1971 FIAT-ABARTH 850 SS 2-dr sedan. S/N 100G1665128. Burgundy/black vinyl. Odo: 21,355 miles. Recent cosmetic restoration. All original sheet metal. Small dent on top of front passenger’s fender. Glass is clean and clear, with minimal scratching. Paint is nice overall. Vinyl graphics are in good condition. Panel fit is correct. Bright- work is a little dull. Brand-new rubber around windows. Interior is tidy. Some stuffing com- 146 Sports Car Market

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ing out of the passenger’s seat cushion where it meets the seat back. Gauges are clean and clear. Markings around headlight switches are faded. Incorrect badging and gauge cluster for an Abarth. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,325. Many of these were flogged around the track, and surviving bodywork is often piecemeal at best. This one is said to be solid with all factory sheet metal, although the catalog does not explicitly state that it was born an Abarth. Well bought, far beneath the $25k–$35k estimate. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #50-1971 INTERMECCANICA ITALIA convertible. S/N 50408414. Pearl White/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 41,552 miles. One of fewer than 411 Italias produced in the company’s limited history. Recent body-on restoration. New tri-coat pearl paint. Brightwork replated. Modern tires. Gauges are slightly cloudy. Seats are in good condition. Wood veneers above average. Center console is slightly worn. Trash in headlight cavity recess. Engine nicely polished. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $105,600. When launched, critics praised the Italia for its high-quality craftsmanship and driving dynamics that were surprising coming from such a small company. For collectors, it’s difficult to resist the small production numbers coupled with Italian styling and an easy-totroubleshoot Ford drivetrain. Ten years ago, Italias were half this price, and today they continue to head north quickly. Bought within the catalog range today; may turn into a great investment not far down the road. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #211-1981 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spider. S/N ZFFAA02A9B0036295. Rosso Corsa/ black leather. Odo: 29,427 miles. In California ownership since ’08. Severely marred paint with discoloration. Fitted with a dirty, unpainted Koenig white front bumper, black Koenig mirrors (originals come with car). Passenger’s mirror missing, third window cracked, taped, screws protruding from broken glass. Louver missing, exposing fuel-filler cap. Driver’s armrest in door hanging loosely, ex- March 2016 147

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Roundup posing wires. Radio missing. Dash panel sitting on carpet. Department of Defense-registered vehicle. Also has Texas registration sticker. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,000. This had to be one of the most neglected Ferraris I’d ever come across at auction. The sole bright spot was the new black leather seats with red piping. Sold under the $40k low estimate; a little rich in my eyes, especially with so many nicer examples available for less than what this one will cost after refurbishing. I’ll say well sold today, but the red tide is bringing increasing values even to these anemic Ferraris, which could benefit the buyer in the long run. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #65-1983 DETOMASO LONGCHAMP GTS coupe. S/N THLCCH03243. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 41,836 miles. DeTomaso factory certification. Paint appears to be original with cracking at some body creases. Paint chips on nose from road use. Rubber is old and beginning to harden but still functional. Panel fit is tight. Interior is above average. Wood inlays are nearly flawless. Seat leather is in excellent condition. Veglia gauges are clean and clear. Engine compartment is original and appears tired. Some fluid staining and missing compo- Longchamps produced in a 17-year run are believed to be GTS cars, according to catalog. This one was backed up with documentation stating it was intended for U.S. delivery. Motostalgia put an auction estimate of $45k–$55k on this one, and it fell just short. Although the mechanicals are American, seems fair for a rare Italian tourer. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #27-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A2L0083610. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 5,659 miles. Lowmileage original. Preserved in a private collection. Factory paint in good condition. Rubber around windshield failing in spots. Front chin is free of curb scrapes. Interior illumination is functional. Has wonderful early ’90s automatic seat belts. Screenprinting inside is all intact. Leather seats are nearly flawless. Carpets show minimal wear at the driver’s position. Gauges are clean and clear. Very tidy nent paint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. Essentially the two-door version of the DeTomaso Deauville; only 20 of the 395 example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $160,000. Up, up and away go the values. Just a couple of short years ago, $60k was considered about right for a really good one. Sure, there were a few anomalous sales over $100k, but it wasn’t all that common. Today, we are occasionally seeing sales north of $200k, and that may soon be the norm. The estimate here was $185k to $225k, and the owner let it go well below what was anticipated. Well bought. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. maso badge on hood. Antera alloys unscuffed. Showroom interior features Nakamichi sound. Power windows, a/c. Clean CARFAX. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $16,500. A rare color, but not one you’d normally associate with an Italian sports car. These have been selling in the $20k–$30k range for years now, which made this one a relative bargain, given its excellent condition. Very well bought at no reserve. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. #243-2003 MASERATI CAMBIO- CORSA Spyder. S/N ZAMBB1A730010255. Rosso Bologna Metallic/beige leather. Odo: 18,364 miles. Straight paint still looks excellent. All panels, trim, glass to factory spec. Top down, couldn’t inspect. Optional sevenspoke alloys, navigation. Interior still a nice place to experience that Ferrari-derived exhaust note. Leather steering wheel a bit baggy. Driver’s seat slightly dirty. Has all power accessories one would expect from an early BEST BUY #242-2000 QVALE MANGUSTA retractable hard top. S/N ZF4AH01A9YM000064. Mangusta Green Metallic/tobacco leather. Odo: 59,787 miles. Mustang V8, 5-speed. Coachwork by Marcello Gandini. Number 64 of 284 built, one of 25 in this color. Not much to fault here. Glass, trim, gaps all good. Some scratches, starbursts, bubbles in paint. Three-position retractable roof. Rubber windshield-surround all there. DeTo- 2000s sports car. Paddle shift. Tidy engine bay. No major complaints. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,200. A near-perfect example. It sold at the high estimate, but before you start thinking that the buyer paid too much, think about this: $35k for a Ferrari V8 with nearly 400 ponies. Yes, the styling may be hohum (it reminds me of a beefed-up Honda Prelude), but a performance bargain and Italian cachet all in one. Sold at a premium from bottom dollar, and so well sold, but no reason buyer shouldn’t be smiling, too. Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/15. 148 Sports Car Market

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AMERICAN #21-1959 DESOTO ADVENTURER Sportsman 2-dr hard top. S/N M491100225. Black/black, white & gold vinyl & cloth. Odo: 64,085 miles. 383-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of 590 Adventurer Sportsman hard tops. Factory a/c. Power steering and brakes. Power windows. Older restoration showing signs of occasional use. Paint shows minimal flaws. Chrome and brightwork above average. Driver’s door is out slightly at the rear. Sun stress on taillight. Tidy interior. Swivel front bucket seats. Carpets and upholstery show little use. Spot of discoloration on instrument panel. Very tidy engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,350. Available only as a hard top or convertible, the Adventurer was the top-of-the-line DeSoto. We last saw this one at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in 2013, where it sold for $46,200 (SCM# 259905). Values have been steady over the past several years, with a recent uptick earlier this year before leveling again. Failing to sell Friday night, this Adventurer was offered again on Saturday, selling north of its Barrett-Jackson price. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. #30-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S65Y401918. White & blue/black leather. Odo: 6,073 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Two owners from new. Well-preserved original. Factory-original paint. All four options. Manuals, build sheet and all records included. Aftermarket wheels with factory wheels included. Rubber and glass as-new. Panel fit factory-correct. Interior shows minimal wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $252,500. These continue to soar in value with no signs of letting up anytime soon. With more than 700 produced in this color combination, this one would not be considered especially rare. Good thing the original wheels were included, as these are probably not to everyone’s tastes. Sold well short of the auction’s $270k–$320k estimate and under the market. Motostalgia, Austin, TX, 11/15. © March 2016 149

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Mystery Photo Answers “Ho, ho, ho” quickly became “oh, oh, oh!” when the front blade hit the car hidden in the snow bank — Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: February 25, 2016 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at, or fax RUNNER-UP: Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my Jeep as I plow these G&*@%!*F!?*%#! doubleparked cars out of my way tonight? — Marty Orgel, San Anselmo, CA All I want for Christmas is my 11 front teeth. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Here in the hills of Tennessee, our version of Rudolph may be kinda different than yours. — Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Rudolph, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight? — Gordon Stevenson, Tampa, FL Scary Santa occasionally brought his sleigh to town for more “lab” supplies. — Bob Slotnicki, via email I’ve heard of Holmes’ deerstalker — but not of a Jeep’s stag Comments With Your Renewals I love this magazine. I’ve been reading it for many years and have been a subscriber for many also. I can’t imagine not getting my issue every month. But ... at the price Platinum is, I think that even for one year I should get a free hat. Thanks very much. — Robert and Michelle Fair, 150 monster plow. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Named Best of Show at the First Annual Fargo Concours d’Elegance after winning the very popular Snowplow Class. The beautiful reindeer hood ornament was the crowd favorite. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Rudolph got all the headlines for his fog work, but it was “CJ the Snowdozing Reindeer” that ensured smooth takeoffs and landings year after year. — Layne Buckley, via email Santa is right behind me! — John Hector, Roseburg, OR The What The Buck plow- ing service decided to remove their venison trademark — at least during hunting season. — Douglas F. Knight, Cherry Hill, NJ Port St. Lucie, FL Robert and Michelle, you make a compelling argument. So we’ll put two hats in the mail to you, our new design and an SCM “Classic.” Thanks for your renewal. — KM Please consider expand- ing coverage of lower end (under $100,000) auctions. The fantasy world of Barrett means nothing to to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmar- 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. We Need Photos! Hey, SCMers, it’s a new year, and our stock of Mystery photos is running thin, so please send us your photographs of vehicular oddities. Also please note our resolution parameters. We can sometimes work with files smaller than specified above, but as a rule, if your picture is smaller than 100 kilobytes, it’s very likely too small to run in print and look good. Thank you — Dave Tomaro, SCM Art Director Faced with a bad economy, Santa was forced to sell the big red sleigh and lay off the reindeer — leaving him with a red plow equipped with a Rudolph GPS system. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Don’t buck with this snow monster! — Steve Moseley, Naples, FL El Nino predictions of many of us. — William Hockett, Spokane, WA I like the big auction coverage, but occasional coverage of small regional auctions would also be interesting. — James Peltier, Lafayette, IN, subscriber since 2001 As an avid sports car collector, inventor and driver, I find it is one of the finest periodical journals heavy fog caused Santa to prep Rudolph’s Redneck Wrangler Sleigh. — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA Prancer, Jeepster and Grumpy customize their college frat ride. — Luke Kowalski, via email Peter Zimmermann wins an SCM hat with bill-mounted sonar for seeing the true needs of this unique car. © available today. — Barry Hammond, Meilen, Switzerland Why can’t you make it biweekly? Excellent. Love it. — Anil Chhabra, Shreveport, LA Still hoping for an article on how the analysts grade points on auction vehicles. Keep up the good work! — Joseph Gillotti, Mercer Island, WA The only magazine I read front to back every month. Enjoy all the columns. Would like to see more “Glovebox Notes.” — Mike Ingelido, Colorado Springs, CO, subscriber since 1999 Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Leslie Dreist

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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 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster 1953 MG TD/C Competition roadster Olde English White/red. 88,219 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Leather interior, black canvas soft top & tonneau boot, body-off restoration, chrome wire wheels. An absolutely gorgeous example. $108,500 Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics. com. (CA) 1959 MGA Twin Cam roadster S/N 671514. Dove Gray/red. 18,197 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Elegant roadster that is strikingly well preserved with low original miles driven since new. Previously owned by two prominent collectors who took great care in preserving the car. Exceptionally clean throughout with a tidy engine bay, clean undercarriage and a striking interior. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ (CA) 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage coupe Tan/brown. 93,000 miles. I4, manual. A rather rare (one of roughly 1,700 made) Mk II (Competition). Numbers matching. Differentiated from the Mk 1 in having slightly larger tires, twin fuel pumps, 57 hp instead of 54 (due to some head work) and twin friction shocks at each wheel. New trans, new leather interior (not stock material). Frame, both metal and wood, in excellent shape. Wood floors in great shape. Very reliable, starts easily every time with two pumps and a turn of the key. Wheel cover, folding top and tonneau cover, plus all side curtains. Naugahyde dash cover replaced with very stylish wood veneer. Pertronix ignition. Aftermarket air cleaners and aluminum valve cover. Paint is a little tired and flaking/peeling here and there—nothing major and hardly noticeable. One spot on the lower left door and both front fenders have little chips and bubbles along the leading edges. There is nothing ugly about this car. Current owner has had her for over 15 years. Many extra parts included, including Arnoldt heater with proper plumbing. Side curtains are in beautiful shape. Please contact me for many more photos. $16,500 OBO. Contact David, Ph: 860.398.1732, email: (CT) A wonderful DB2 factory Vantage with early rallycompetition history in Europe. Eligible for absolutely everything and a joy to drive. Matching numbers, tons of documentation back to new. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: (CT) 1953 MG TD roadster 1954 Triumph TR2 roadster Concours restoration on a flawless original car. All books, tools, factory hard top, all-weather equipment. All original sheet metal. None better. $82,500 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: matt@ Website: (CT) S/N TD22850. Ivory/burgundy. 11,372 miles. I4, 4spd manual. This car had been owned by an elderly lady who had stored it for 30 years when I obtained it in 2012. It underwent a complete recommissioning at that time with new leather interior, all new top, side curtains and tonneau added, along with a beautiful new wood dash, steering wheel (have originals for both), tires and luggage rack. It has new water and fuel pumps and generator. New England T Register # 3706. The car is in great condition, reliable and fun to drive. Please contact me for more photos and info. $22,500 OBO. Contact James, Ph: 305.987.1610, email: harrypottersdad@ (KY) 152 S/N TS2302L. Red/black. 20,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Engine # TS2511F. Older restoration with recent complete restoration of engine compartment, freshened head, steering rack and brakes. Has tonneau, side curtains, bows and top. Top is in need of repair/replacement. Great, fun car and easy to drive. $24,000 OBO. Contact Herbert, Ph: 262.210.3425, email: (WI) 1954 Arnolt-Bristol roadster 1960 Aston Martin DB4 S II coupe Coming soon: A fabulous Series II DB4. Matching numbers, original colors, original left-hand drive. Call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: www. (CT) Gunmetal Gray/Biscuit. 117,446 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Two-owner California car, same ownership for the past 40 years. Totally rust-free, chrome wire wheels, AM/FM cassette. Runs and drives great. $94,500 Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics. com. (CA) S/N YD3734. Old English White/red. I4, 4-spd manual. Rare, unmolested Twin Cam roadster. One of only 2,111 examples ever produced. Limited ownership, with an extensive and highly detailed restoration. Comes with an article documenting its restoration along with photos of the work done, Heritage CoA, handbook and operator’s manual. An exceptional MGA. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. (CA) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster S/N 1E10570. Primrose Yellow/black. 29,613 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Impeccably preserved, and highly original with less than 30k original miles driven since new. This one-of-a-kind, numbers-matching example features a wonderful color combo, 4-speed manual trans and wire wheels. A great candidate for a preservation-level restoration. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ (CA) 1966 Jaguar E-type S1 4.2-liter roadster S/N P220371. British Racing Green/Biscuit. I6, automatic. Beautiful example with an attractive color combination, automatic trans with overdrive and chrome wire wheels. This iconic Jaguar model is as an excellent choice for those seeking an affordable, entry-level model that is great for driving and showing. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: (CA) 1965 Jaguar E-type S1 convertible This is the Arnolt factory prototype car; one of 145 built. Extremely well documented and restored to perfection. Original colors, red with tan, has all books, tools. Please inquire for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: (CT) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 roadster Red/black. Totally restored, rally/race front fender side vents, high-flow front grille (original with badge included), fiberglass hard top and black soft top, black leather with red piping, excellent overall condition. Drives and handles very well. $69,900 Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855, email: Website: (OH) 1963 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 sedan 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 2+2 Mk 1 roadster Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1967 Aston Martin DB6 coupe 1970 Porsche 911S coupe with ice-cold a/c. 245-hp 3.2-liter engine stuffed into a 2,250-lb body. Incredible detail work with amazing panel fit and quality craftsmanship. 5-speed G50 gearbox. Everything is new except the doors and engine case. Wonderful for fun vintage-touring events. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: (CA) 1980 BMW M1 coupe A beautifully and properly restored car that spent most its life in California. Stunning black/black. Rare sunroof. Meticulously maintained and turn-key. $490,000 Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: (CT) German 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 speedster Matching numbers, original colors, fully restored by the best guys with extensive documentation. In a private Porsche collection for many years. Turn-key, needs nothing. $189,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1971 Porsche 911T coupe 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. Ph: 847.295.3200, email: Website: www. (IL) S/N 83832. Silver/blue. H4, manual. An exquisite example of opulence. The car is fitted with a period-correct 1600 Super engine and newly rebuilt transmission. According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (included), this car left the factory on October 15, 1957, wearing Meissen Blue paint (#5703) with red leatherette interior. Now sporting silver metallic paint with Navy blue leather interior, with correct square weave blue-gray carpeting. In addition, there is a matching Navy blue canvas top and tonneau. This stunning speedster was completely restored and sold by marque specialists European Collectibles in Costa Mesa, CA, roughly 10 years ago. Since completion, the car has been driven and enjoyed sparingly. To be sold at auction January 31, at I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers, Beverly Hills, CA. Estimate $275,000-325,000. I.M Chait Gallery/ Auctioneers. Contact Jake, Ph: 310.285.0182, email: (CA) 1963 Porsche 356B coupe 1984 Porsche 911 coupe S/N 9111100510. Silver/black. 81,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. California car. Matching numbers, transmission and original colors, Porsche CoA. Chassis no. 9111100XXX, engine no. 6117XXX. Engine compartment and underneath are beautifully detailed. The car has never had rust and all panels are original. Its a straight, clean and solid driver. Has the following options: U.S. equipment, tinted windshield, comfort equipment, leather steering wheel, Michelin tires. Original jack, books, services records, clean California title and spare. $37,400 OBO. Contact Rob, Ph: 704.883.5615, email: (NC) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 coupe With the exception of a strip and concourslevel repaint in factory-original color, this is a low-mileage, super-original car. Extensive documentation. Superb condition and turn-key. $355,000 Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: (CT) Maybe the ultimate Porsche hot rod. Built by the renowned Porsche race shop Gamroth Racing on ’84 Turbo chassis, featuring real RSR flares and a Eurospec 3.8-liter RS motor. Flawless workmanship, as-new condition. $195,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: (CT) 1984 Porsche 911 coupe A superb matching numbers, original-color coupe. All books and tools, original radio, excellent documentation. Former Porsche Parade class winner. $125,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ (CT) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Tobacco Brown (423 H)/cognac. 85,051 miles. Leather interior, equipped with an automatic transmission, Behr air conditioning, factory electric sunroof; totally rust-free, two-owner California car. Rebuilt engine with documentation, complete with books and tools, runs and drives great. $99,500 Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics. com. (CA) 1973 Porsche 911 RSR replica coupe S/N 1.13E+17. Signal Red/Parchment M-B Tex. 55,704 miles. I6, 3-spd automatic. This car has not been restored. The mileage is original, and all documented with a full service history from new to current with original receipts. Delivery documents and a complete tool roll. Two tops. Multiple-judge concours winner for the past 10 years. $129,000 Contact Bill, Ph: 503.203.6240, email: wgl0@ (OR) S/N WP0AB0916HS121254. Gulf Orange/black with Houndstooth. 2,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Built by an obsessive Porsche-factory employee in Germany at Scuderia Eleven. Tested on the Nürburgring and shipped to California. Smog-legal S/N WP0EB0911ES171055. Black/tan. 48,000 miles. This is a beautiful, CARFAX-certified example. It would be hard to find another 1984 911 this clean. $55,495 OBO. Contact Lou, Ph: 727.644.5281, email: (FL) Seafoam Green/tan. 69,500 miles. Leather interior and matching canvas soft top and tonneau boot, stunning body-off restoration. Equipped with 3-speed transmission, power seats, power windows and power top, original AM radio, complete with handbook and manual. Runs and drives beautifully. $79,500 Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Contact Sales, Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@ (CA) 1953 Allard K3 roadster Red/black. 131,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Factory M491 package with documentation. Same family owned for past 16-plus years. 130k miles with rebuilt engine. Bilstein coil-overs. Good driver, paint chips on front bumper. Interior in good condition. $48,000 OBO. Contact Greg, Ph: 913.484.4125, email: (KS) 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe S/N ZFFSP44A2S0099987. Rosso Metallizzato/tan leather. 86,900 miles. V12, 6-spd manual. USA model. Comprehensive service including timing belts completed August 2014. Tubi mufflers. No leather shrinkage, no sticky interior pieces. New a/c compressor, rebuilt alternator, rebuilt steering rack, all four shocks rebuilt and new accumulators. New tires and four-wheel alignment 600 miles ago. Front bumper repainted April 2015. $42,000 Contact Steve, email: (CA) American 1948 Buick Super converible 1995 Ferrari 456 GT coupe S/N WDBBA48D1HA072897. Champagne/Brazil. 135,000 miles. V8, automatic. Three-time Greenwich Concours invitee. Flawless bare-metal respray, new top and leather seats. Becker Grand Prix, hard top and cart. Full service records since 2003. Zero rust, accidents, stories. $24,000 OBO. Contact Robert, Ph: 203.221.0589, email: bob.mitchell1950@gmail. com. (CT) Italian 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible 154 Sports Car Market

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One owner for most of its life. Shown at The Quail and Amelia Island after its documented restoration on a mint, original car. Stunning condition, all correct and fully sorted. Please inquire for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: (CT) 1960 Offenhauser 270 Engine & Gearbox Very original with low mileage. Repainted red and 4-speed transmission installed in the 1970s per Shelby Registry. Otherwise all original. In private Shelby collection past 10 years. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. $145,000 Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: www. (CT) 270-ci Hilborn-injected engine and handsome in/out box. Older rebuild, and not run until recently. Fresh off Zakira’s dyno. 300 horsepower and 310 lbs/ ft @ 5,200 rpm on Methanol. Spares include NOS main and rod bearings, some NOS valves, two sets of NOS pistons, and seven miscellaneous cam shafts. $60,000 Contact David, Ph: 410.310.7658, email: (MD) 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster 1968 Ford Mustang GT convertible Black/blue. 56,000 miles. V8, automatic. Absolutely goergeous, with every available option and low miles. 1,000 miles on completely rebuilt 403 engine, new interior completely restored, new everything, no disappointments whatsoever. $34,900 OBO. Yazco. Contact Frank, Ph: 408.210.6557, email: (CA) 1986 Shelby Cobra replica roadster 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback 1979 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 coupe original Royal Seal tires. 425 original miles (not a misprint). All delivery materials including window stickers. $44,000 Contact Joseph, Ph: 203.454.0044, email: (CT) 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones edition coupe S/N 1ZVFT82H175264910. Grabber Orange/black w/ Grabber Orange inserts. 3,420 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Number 173 of 500. I am the original, only owner. Kept in a climate-controlled garage. All documents and accessories included. Car is a condition #1 and is a beautiful GT beast. Air bag recall being taken care of this week. $40,000 Contact Hal, Ph: 540.364.3647, email: raceneon1@gmail. com. (VA) Race Red/black. 50,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Original factory GT car. Older restoration by MCA national show-winning restorer, runs and drives great, shows well. $65,000 Contact Allan, email: mustangles2@ (NJ) 1971 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 1969 Lola T-162 Can-Am racer ERA Cobra. All original and perfect with just 20,000 original miles and one owner from new. 4-speed top loader, Halibrand wheels. All the best components. Always pampered. Needs nothing. $75,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: Website: (CT) 1990 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d’Elegance 4-dr sedan S/N AA9BMAAHVA1CN1050. Indigo Blue with steel gray stripes/black & gray. 966 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Backdraft Racing factory-built Cobra with fully-polished Roush 427 with 550-hp, Tremec TKO 600 5-speed, Wildwood big brakes, limited slip, ceramic-coated headers and sidepipes, 17inch knockoffs. $49,999 Contact Thomas, email: (PA) LS5 454/365-hp, two tops, leather, a/c (rare on big-block cars), docs including original copies of tank sticker, MSO, titles. Refreshed/restored: a/c, hard top, interior, exterior. Heavily optioned, original matching engine, transmission, rear end, trim tag, etc. $52,500 Contact Ken, 248.626.5500. Email: (MI) S/N 1G6DW54Y8LR726737. Black/black. 425 miles. V8, automatic. Cadillac collector’s dream. Triple black with 5.0-L V8, optional wire wheels and V8, manual. Race ready, single owner for 30-plus years, campaigned regularly, Chevrolet alloy block 410-ci, Hillborn injection, 700+hp, 1,840 lbs., assorted spares. 2016 celebrates 50-year anniversary of Can-Am series. Additional pictures and details available online. $395,000 Northwest European. Contact Jason, Ph: 206.355.7727, email: jason@ Website: (WA) © 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. March 2016 155

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: (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. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics & historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. (CA) but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. email: Twitter: @Motostalgia Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. (CA) 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) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan 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) 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) 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 Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 FOLLOW SCM Dragone. We’ve been in the collec- tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. (CT) 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 . Thirty years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top ten multi-million dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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 156 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, 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. 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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) 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) Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagExotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. 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 Celebrate your ownership experiSilverstone 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.) 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) 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) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & 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 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 collection valuations. email: Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. (PA). Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa March 2016 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa Arizona, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) 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. 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. 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: 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) Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the 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 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) Canepa of Scotts Valley. 831.430.9940. Offering fine investment-grade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000 sq. ft. facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa. com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: 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) 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) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000 sq. ft. facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. (ON) 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) DeLorean Motor Company. 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. Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals., sales@ (PA) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more 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) 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. 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) Unit 56. At Unit 56 we love motorHeritage Classics Motorcar ComClassic 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) 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 at When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit 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) 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. 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 collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: (MA) 800.837.9902. Since 2002, has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A Pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value--not what we want to buy it for. Vintage Motors of Sarasota. Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find 158 314.524.6000. 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 Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector & exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. 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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Classic Car Transport Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 89 82030682 Collector Car Insurance Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years our standards for excellence have clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We 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. 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 coverage. For more information, call or visit (MI) restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. (CA) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at English 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 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. 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) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: (OR) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. 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 March 2016 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) 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) Kevin Kay Restorations. 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 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) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class 159 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–presen. (OH)

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: Events—Concours, Car Shows Ferrari Financial Services. Hilton Head Island Motoring Fes- 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 28–November 6, 2016 - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit 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. Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. We want to buy your air-cooled 911. Immediate payment and pick up anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motorsports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA (PA) Woodside Credit. When financing 619.233.5008. La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini 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. German GTO Engineering. Servicing worldwide clients for 20+ years, we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia and new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 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 The Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit, call 717-534-1910 or email Finance Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. (CA) Import/Export Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 (CA) Italian European Collectibles, Inc. 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! 160 949.650.4718. 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) 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 Bryan W. Shook, Esquire acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts, and clients. He is redefining automotive law. (PA) Museums 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) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit Legal LeMay—America’s Car Museum 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) Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Parts, Accessories & Car Care California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit for a free catalog. 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 collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November., 480-483-4682 or Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: www.farlandcarscom We’ve got their backs. We would like to get yours. Email:,, The Guild of Automotive RestorHahn - Vorbach & Associates QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons -originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. 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 Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil 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 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. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan March 2016 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) The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current, or growing collection needs a team behind it. If your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars from around the world for good reason: Our experience, attention to detail and results are rivaled by none. We give our clients the confidence to expand their collection into any marque or era. FOLLOW SCM 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 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) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full-time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. 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) 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. 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- 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 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 Mantle Card Brings Home-Run Price More than $500k for a baseball card makes this month’s toys and signs look like minor-league money Thought Carl’s Heritage Auctions, at their December 10, 2015, sale, sold a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card for $525,800. This continues the dramatic increase in value for Mantle rookie cards, as three others sold earlier in 2015 for $386,000, $406,000 and $486,000 respectively. It seems Topps made an excessive number of cards in 1952, and when they did not sell, they dumped them in the Atlantic Ocean — making those that did survive rather rare today. Sure wish Mom had not thrown out my card collection! Here are a few treasures we found that we don’t think were ever dumped in the ocean or that Mom ever got her hands on: part of the Tidewater group that merged with the Associated Oil Company. Their signs and other advertising are very collectible, and this sign sold for marketcorrect money. EBAY #281828443606— JAPANESE TIN RED BATMOBILE TOY. Number of Bids: 43. SOLD AT: $5,100. Date: 9/21/2015. This desirable tin Batman toy was made by Asc Aoshin. It was missing the front bumper, but the bump-ngo function still worked. Seems the buyer did not pay up, as it was relisted a few weeks later and, after 29 bids, only realized $2,950 the second time around. Moral of story: Don’t spend the money until the check has cleared. the Action Twins moved up and down as if they were causing the movement. These normally sell for about twice as much as was realized here, but the seller presented the pictures upside down and sideways, listing it as “Hood Ornament-Very Rare.” As such, he cost himself a bunch of money. EBAY #381459170937— 1916 NEW MEXICO METAL LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $2,226. Date: 11/12/2015. New Mexico first issued license plates in 1912 and the early versions are very scarce. As we have seen, plate collectors will pay whatever it takes for the rare and unusual and this one, in very good condition, certainly qualifies. EBAY #262182191626— EBAY # 252195304219— FLYING A EMBOSSED PORCELAIN 42-INCH SIGN. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $5,120. Date: 12/3/2015. This is an unusual sign, as the wings of the Flying A extend out from the body of the sign — and they were not damaged. There is, however, a good-sized ding on the side of the sign. Flying A was EBAY #161919624863— “ACTION TWINS” WHIRLIGIG CAR MASCOT. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $999.99. Date: 12/20/2015. This desirable mascot was made by the Action Ornament Company in the early 1930s. As the car moved, the wind twirled the propeller and AUSTIN J40 PEDAL CAR. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $2,776. Date: 12/13/2015. These were made from scrap materials from the Austin car factory in a special plant manned by injured coal workers. It was funded by the Welsh government and was a not-for-profit company. They were of exceptional quality and built and painted in the same manner as the actual Austin car. They were made from 1950 until 1971, with over 32,000 produced. This one sold for under the money because of the jumbled mess of photos the seller presented. 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 EBAY #3317166518— RICHARDS-WILCOX SLIDETITE GARAGE DOOR HARDWARE TIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 34. SOLD AT: $3,750. Date: 12/20/2015. This colorful tin-over-cardboard sign measured 19 inches by 13 inches. It was in exceptional condition and featured a family driving up to their garage in a period touring car. I sold one of these years ago and still regret letting it go. EBAY #121785068448— ORIGINAL 1960s GT350/ GT500 POSTER. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $1,781.15. Date: 10/18/2015. This colorful poster measured 22” x 28” and was from the estate of a Shelby American employee. It had never been hung or displayed and as such was in exceptional condition with bright, vibrant colors. Expensive, but if you have the car in your garage so what? ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market