My Car Quest

January 17, 2022

A Record Auction Price for a 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C

by Mike Gulett - How much does celebrity ownership affect the selling price of a collector car? It depends on who the celebrity is. If it is Steve McQueen or Paul Newman it can have a huge impact. If it is Johnny Hallyday, the French singer and … [Read more...]

Lamborghini Espada Values

by Mike Gulett - Why is the Lamborghini Espada valued so much less than the Lamborghini Islero? They both use the same chassis design, the same engine and transmission, were made at the same time and introduced together at the 1968 Geneva Auto … [Read more...]

The Highest Price in Monterey This Year – A McLaren F1?

by Mike Gulett - All McLaren F1 cars are special but the one sold at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week 2021 is extra special. First it is a one-off color - a beautiful brown called Creighton Brown. And second it has … [Read more...]

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...]

The Shape of Things To Come – A Market Force

by Mike Gulett - The wedge shaped cars that were popular in the 1970s have moved up in value - the shape of things to come. The leader is the Lamborghini Countach but others like the Maserati Bora are not far behind. The Lamborghini Espada has … [Read more...]

Collector Car Clichés And Contradictions

by Mike Gulett - The following are some common and irritating, at least to me, classic car clichés that are repeated by collector car luminaries over and over...and over. Clichés always have a ring of truth to them but there are some … [Read more...]