My Car Quest

May 28, 2023

Thoroughbred Horses and Collector Cars: A Comparison of Hobbies

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe as a nostalgia nod toward my short-lived career in the Bitterroot as a cowboy, I now spend time each week suitably cowboyed up at a horse breeding ranch. One of my tasks is to sell off the loser--the one who didn't … [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...]

A Jaguar XJ-SC at Auction

by Wallace Wyss - Granted, convertibles have their adherents but what do you call it when you go half way? Still have a solid bit of metal over your head? And not have to worry if the top motor won’t erect (or retract) the ragtop. I don’t know … [Read more...]

A Mercedes 300SL Gullwing at Auction

by Wallace Wyss - If there is any postwar German car that signaled the rise of the German sport car it is the Mercedes 300SL "gullwing" called that because with its upward rising doors it looked like a seagull ready to take flight. It came about … [Read more...]

Editorial: A Matter of Pedigree

by Wallace Wyss - It is oh-so-fashionable nowadays to do a DNA search to see if you have any relatives you didn't know about. My own niece did it and discovered she had a half sister. Well, cars have DNA too. Sort of. So when I saw this … [Read more...]

The Triumph of the Ordinary- Karmann Ghia

by Wallace Wyss - I was pursuing some old Auction results when I came across a 1965 Karmann Ghia Convertible selling for over $60,000 at a Gooding auction in 2021. Not that rare a car, over 5,000 made that year. A total of 443,466 Karmann … [Read more...]