My Car Quest

April 24, 2014

The Times They Are A Changing – Collector Car Originality And Preservation Are Becoming More Important Than Over The Top Restoration

Bridgette Bardot in car

by Mike - I wrote about this subject in January 2014 when an original and very shabby Mercedes 300SL Gullwing sold at auction for a lot more than an very well restored model of the same year and color combination! I also wrote in February 2012 … [Read more...]

Gold Plated Delorean – Update

Gold Plated Delorean

by Mike - Last year I published the story of the fourth gold plated Delorean that was privately made by Michael Feldman, OD. If you haven't read this story it is fascinating. Yesterday Richard left a Comment with a link to his recent photo of … [Read more...]

Happy Easter


by Mike - Happy Easter to all. I am taking the day off and am planning a drive in the Bizzarrini GT 5300. I suspect the roads will not have much traffic, at least that is my desire. I hope you all have an enjoyable day and that you get to do … [Read more...]

The Meaning, Or Lack Of Meaning, Of “Concours Condition”

Bizzarrini GT 5300 Strada for sale

by Mike - My latest gripe about the way collector cars are described by some sellers is the over use of the word "concours" and sometimes "Pebble Beach quality". The definition of "concours" From the Dictionary, an exhibition or … [Read more...]

Interesting Shared Photos

Bizzarrini GT 5300

by Mike - The Iso Rivolta GT Restoration Project (with a factory sunroof) that was for sale by Ron Ciardella is now on its way to The Netherlands from Arizona (that explains all of the sand in the photo below). It is being followed by what looks … [Read more...]

The Lance Reventlow Scarab Race Team Had Two Transporters, I Think

Scarab Transporter

by Mike - The transporter below was sold at auction in Monterey in August 2012 by RM for $990,000. My friend, Ron Kellogg, started me thinking about this transporter and its history. The RM catalog description said, Italy’s Fiat, like … [Read more...]

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