My Car Quest

October 19, 2017

The Speedster Sale That Shook The Collector Car World

by Wallace Wyss and David Lawrence Silver - When word filtered out that a 1957 356A Porsche Speedster had sold for $660,000 at auction, it was assumed by many that, ho hum, that had to be one of the rare 4-cam Carrera Speedsters. … [Read more...]

Riverside International Automobile Museum: The Selling Of A Museum

by Anonymous - Back in 2006, Ray Magnon and his son, Doug Magnon, were two racing enthusiasts credited with founding the Riverside International Automotive Museum. Originally, Doug being a Maserati collector, his goal was to have the largest … [Read more...]

A DeTomaso Mangusta Sold For Big Bucks

by Michael Gulett - Yesterday at the Auctions America auction in Burbank, California a De Tomaso Mangusta sold for $195,000 hammer price. Add the 10% buyers commission and the total is $214,500. This is the highest price in the US that I have … [Read more...]

Bonhams Has Fallen Into The “Dirt Is Patina” Trap

by Mike - I did not think a collector car auction company could surprise me but Bonhams has managed to do so (I am not talking about the Ferrari 250 GTO they have for auction at no reserve). They are auctioning an enticing 'barn find' Jaguar … [Read more...]

“The Car Has Layers Of Dust And Dirt Intact” – A Jaguar XK 120 At Auctions America

by Mike - I am sorry to say that Auctions America has caught the "dirt is patina" syndrome. They recently auctioned off this 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drop Head Coupe for $45,100 at their Auburn Spring auction - car wash not included. Here … [Read more...]

If You Want A BMW Isetta Go To Florida In March

by Mike - As I was scanning the collector cars coming up for auction in Florida in March I was struck by how many BMW Isettas are being offered. There are six by my count. Gooding has three (at Amelia Island March 7), RM has one (at Amelia … [Read more...]

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