My Car Quest

October 10, 2015

The Rare One Of One Collector Car

by Mike - Our Never Ending Search for just the right Car. This car is a one of one This cliché is primarily used in the US, because many American collector cars were made in large numbers. To differentiate them, owners categorize their … [Read more...]

Fake Cars Can Be A Big Problem In The Collector Car World

by Mike - When a classic car model reaches a value level where creating a fake car can be profitable then dishonest people may take dishonest action by passing off a fake as a real car. Barn Finds The growth in the "barn find" … [Read more...]

The Search For Authenticity

by Mike - Authentic - of undisputed origin; genuine. How do we ensure that perceived authenticity is real? We can't ensure authenticity, we can only assume that authenticity exists or does not exist. The search for authenticity can be … [Read more...]

Is Investing In Collector Cars For Profit A Good Idea?

by Mike -  Investing in collector cars for profit is a good idea if there really is a profit. A friend once told me a saying in the hot rod world; "why buy a hot rod for $50,000 when you can build one for $150,000?" There is a corollary in the … [Read more...]

How To Value A Collector Car

by Mike - Determining the price to pay, or the price to sell, a classic car can be a challenge especially when there were few examples made. Few cars made mean that few come to market so in a dynamic market environment setting a valuation can be … [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...]

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