My Car Quest

February 23, 2024

“The Car Has Layers Of Dust And Dirt Intact” – A Jaguar XK 120 At Auctions America

by Mike - I am sorry to say that Auctions America has caught the "dirt is patina" syndrome. They recently auctioned off this 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drop Head Coupe for $45,100 at their Auburn Spring auction - car wash not included. Here … [Read more...]

The Times They Are A Changing – Collector Car Originality And Preservation Are Becoming More Important Than Over The Top Restoration

by Mike - I wrote about this subject in January 2014 when an original and very shabby Mercedes 300SL Gullwing sold at auction for a lot more than an very well restored model of the same year and color combination! I also wrote in February 2012 … [Read more...]

A Ferrari Sleeping Beauty Has A Coating Of Grime, Spots Of Surface Rust And A Blackened And Cracked Windshield

by Mike - A "New York Times" article published January 5, 2014, titled a "A Sleeping Beauty of Ferraris" by Ronald Ahrens is confusing and internally inconsistent, at least to me. The Ferrari in question is a 1967 330 GTS to be auctioned by … [Read more...]