My Car Quest

August 1, 2021

Why Auction Your Car at No Reserve?

by Mike Gulett - A no reserve auction means that there is not a minimum bid required for the car to be hammered sold. I understand why the auction company wants a no reserve auction because it guarantees that the car will sell (assuming there … [Read more...]

Editorial: Is This Ferrari Political Poison?

by Wallace Wyss - Now it happens the Pininfarina designed Ferrari 275GTB is one of my all time favorite Ferraris (not for its brakes but its looks). I've painted portraits of several of them. But there's one I wouldn't want to own because of a … [Read more...]

A Barn Find Discussion and Cartoon

by Mike Gulett - This Ferrari 275 GTB was at the Gooding auction in Monterey in August 2011. The estimate was $900,000 - $1,300,000 and the car sold for $1,540,000! Gooding's description: Desirable Alloy-Bodied 275 … [Read more...]

A De Tomaso Mangusta Commissioned by Carroll Shelby is Sold

Mecum sells a piece of history - a hot rodded Mangusta with Shelby Mk V badges keeps 'Gooses over $300K. by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta's time in the sun is at last a reality--they have soared to over $300,000 which is up to Iso Grifo … [Read more...]

Dubious Language In Car Advertisements and Auction Listings

by Mike Gulett - Have you noticed how some on-line car advertisements and auction company car descriptions have evolved over recent years and are not quite right or at least are unusual? They use strange phraseology and sometimes the words … [Read more...]

“Me Too” Victory Over Bikram Choudhury Means Bonanza of Rolls Royces At Auction

by Wallace Wyss - Let’s go back to the ‘60s. The Beatles were big. So was yoga and all things Indian once the Beatles began visiting India. And, of course, there were Indians who liked everything British. One of them was a man named … [Read more...]