My Car Quest

July 16, 2024

Is The Car Collecting Culture Becoming More Like The Art Collecting Business?

by Mike Gulett - From the My Car Quest Wayback Machine - this article was originally published in October 2014 and the cartoon was originally published in January 2015. The collector car market auction business has grown very fast in … [Read more...]

How Trustworthy Are Classic Car Auction Companies?

by Mike Gulett - There was a time when there was a classic car auction season. In the US there are the major auctions events in Arizona, Amelia Island and Monterey that get a lot of attention (plus the many excellent events in Europe). But now … [Read more...]

Are We Running Out Of Barn Finds?

by Mike Gulett - There is a limited supply of barn find collector cars - there were only so many cars ever made, a small subset of those cars are classic collector cars, a very small subset of those are in a position to be a real barn find and … [Read more...]

The Search For Collector Car Authenticity

If not for the coronavirus we would be approaching Monterey Car Week right now. Where we would be seeing a serious number of cars cross the auction block resulting in a serious amount of money changing hands in mid-August. I thought the subject … [Read more...]

Training The New Guy At The Classic Car Auction Company

by Mike - We are into the 2018 classic car auction season with the kick off in Arizona last week. It seems like an OK start but I thought there were not as many great cars as in years past. The sale of the Iso Grifo Prototype for $1.76 million at … [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...]