My Car Quest

October 17, 2021

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...]

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...]

Selling Your Classic Car On The Internet

by Mike Gulett - Owning a classic car is a lot of fun but when the time comes selling one can be a challenge. Finding the right buyer and the right price for your car can take some work. There are many options for selling your collector car … [Read more...]