My Car Quest

December 12, 2017

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...]

The Dirty Jaguar Sold At A Loss

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...]

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...]

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