My Car Quest

August 18, 2017

Here Are Photos You Don’t See Everyday

by Mike - I was searching through my photo archives and came across these photos which are all a little unusual. I hope you like them. Valentino Balboni and the Iso Rivolta Prototype This special Iso, the only surviving Iso Rivolta GT … [Read more...]

Rolling Sculpture – The Keno Brothers Classic Car Auction

by Mike - Yesterday the Keno Brothers held their first Fine Automobile Auction, Rolling Sculpture, in New York. I watched almost all of the auction on the Internet. There were bidders in the room, on the phone and on the Internet. Valentino … [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...]

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...]

I Thought The Dirt As Patina Sales Fad Was History, Then I Saw This

by Mike - I thought I had observed a trend away from the "dirt is patina" sales strategy for collector cars since last year in Monterey when Bonhams sold a very dirty Jaguar at a loss for the seller. I wrote in September 2014, Selling … [Read more...]

Classic Cars Seen On The Street In Carmel And Monterey Last Week

by Mike There were many fantastic classic cars at the various car shows, auctions and the race track last week during Monterey Car Week. There were also some terrific classic cars on the streets as well. Many people drive their special cars … [Read more...]

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