My Car Quest

March 3, 2024

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...]

Big Block Cobra Coming Up at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee 2023

by Wallace Wyss - I’ve seen 427 Cammer-powered big block Cobras before but turns out it wasn't until years after Shelby built them using pushrod big blocks, either a 428 or 427 ,that folks began gilding the lily by adding Ford's fearsome … [Read more...]

The 2022 Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide

by Mike Gulett - I believe we are seeing an appreciation of values of many makes and models of collector cars based on auctions such as Mecom (on their TV show) and the daily Bring a Trailer on-line auctions, plus others. I have not analyzed … [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...]

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...]