My Car Quest

December 17, 2017

BMW M1 Race Car

by Mike - Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro and originally planned to be made by Lamborghini for BMW (unfortunately those plans fell through). The BMW M1 was made from 1978 to 1981 and is the first mass-produced mid-engined BMW with only 453 being … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Auction Results From New York

by Mike - The RM Sotheby's Driven by Disruption auction in New York on December 10 was a success as far as I can tell. They sold 21 cars out of a total of 31 for a sell rate of 68%. This is not their highest sell through rate but they sold … [Read more...]

Car Of The Day – A BMW M1 For Sale At Auction

by Mike - If a car can be considered NOS (new old stock) then this 1981 BMW M1 is it. This special BMW was unsold and stored in a dealer warehouse for 30 years until the current owner bought it. It now has only 682 km! An average of 20 km per … [Read more...]

Comparing Some Monterey Auction Results To The Hagerty Price Guide

by Mike - I find it interesting to compare actual sales results with my favorite classic car price guide - the Hagerty Price Guide. I randomly selected cars from the recent auctions in Monterey by Gooding and RM. I then looked up the same … [Read more...]

The BMW Wedge Shape

by Mike - Spring is almost here - I know this may seem hard to believe if you live on the US East Coast but it is true. This means car events are near and one of the best is the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and the auctions that surround … [Read more...]

Do You Know The Answers To These Questions?

by Mike - Below are the DeLorean DMC-12, BMW M1 and Lotus Esprit Turbo sitting next to each other at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance recently. What do these three cars have in common? 1965 and 1966 Shelby GT350 What is at least … [Read more...]

Find us on Google+