My Car Quest

October 1, 2014

The Collector Car Market Today – Part Two

Mercedes 300SL Roadster

by Mike - Part One is at this link. Owners of a collector car valued in the $1 million to $5 million USD probably own many cars although maybe only one at $5 million and the individual values may vary quite a bit and go below $1 million for a … [Read more...]

My Thoughts On The Collector Car Market Today – Part One

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider

by Mike - There has been much speculation lately about the health and future prospects of the collector car market. We have seen many records broken consistently over the past few years. The market is not homogenous, however, the very high end … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 250 LM Sells For 67% More Than The Ford GT40 Roadster – Is That A Surprise?

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

by Mike - These two very interesting cars were auctioned by RM recently in Monterey. The Ferrari 250 LM sold for 67% more than the Ford GT40 Roadster. Below are the summaries from the RM catalog of each car, the photos are mine from the RM … [Read more...]

Is The Dirt As Patina Sales Strategy Falling Out Of Favor In The Collector Car Market?

Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

by Mike - We may be seeing signs that the "dirt as patina" sales strategy, used successfully by some collector car auction companies, may be slipping out of favor - and not too soon as far as I am concerned. Remember the dirty Jaguar did not … [Read more...]

The Dirty Jaguar Sold At A Loss

Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

by Mike - Selling dirt as patina did not work for this very dirty Jaguar at the Bonhams auction in Carmel recently. It sold for $42,900 US including premium. It had sold at the Auctions America Auburn Spring auction not long ago for $45,100 … [Read more...]

Two Bizzarrinis Are Still For Sale At Mecum

Bizzarrini P539 For Sale

by Mike - Two Bizzarrinis were for sale at the Mecum auction a few days ago in Monterey. They both had strong bids and probably should have sold especially the Iso Grifo A3/C Bizzarrini. As Mecum says - the Bid Goes On. 1970 Bizzarrini … [Read more...]

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