My Car Quest

September 16, 2021

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...]

A Record Price For A Datsun 240Z

by Mike Gulett - Recently a 1971 Datsun 240Z Series I sold on the Bring a Trailer (BaT) on-line auction site for $310,000. Yes, you read that right I did not misplace the decimal point - three hundred and ten thousand dollars! Plus the auction … [Read more...]

The George Tilp/Phil Hill Offenhauser Engine Is At Auction In Arizona

by Mike Gulett - The Gooding auction in Scottsdale, Arizona is auctioning what is likely the most unique Offenhauser engine around. In 1954 George Tilp commissioned this unique engine from Meyer & Drake to use in his Aston Martin DB2. It was … [Read more...]