My Car Quest

October 17, 2017

The Search For Authenticity

As we approach Monterey Car Week we will see a serious number of cars cross the auction block at the many auctions resulting in a serious amount of money changing hands. I thought the subject of this post, updated from September 2015, would be of … [Read more...]

The Speedster Sale That Shook The Collector Car World

by Wallace Wyss and David Lawrence Silver - When word filtered out that a 1957 356A Porsche Speedster had sold for $660,000 at auction, it was assumed by many that, ho hum, that had to be one of the rare 4-cam Carrera Speedsters. … [Read more...]

A Dirty 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Spider At Auction

by Mike - If the car is dirty and photographed in the middle of a dirt field then it is likely a special 'barn find' or 'garage find' at an upcoming auction. This Maserati 3500 GTi Spider has the "patina" that many auction companies love, … [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...]

The Sunday Funny Pages – No. 2

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Is This A New Catagory Of Collector Car? – The Derelict: A Highly Modified Barn Find Without The Barn

by Mike - As I walked up to this car at this past Carmel Concours On The Avenue my first thought was "why is this old beat up car here?" But as I got closer it became clear this car was not what it appeared to be from twenty feet … [Read more...]

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