My Car Quest

October 26, 2020

Why The Big Difference In Value Between The Maserati Bora and The Iso Grifo?

by Mike -  At the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance a few years ago a beautiful green 1973 Maserati Bora was parked next to a beautiful red 1974 Iso Grifo Series 2. It started me thinking about why there is such a large gap in … [Read more...]

This Is The Best Ghia 450SS That I Have Seen

by Mike - I suspect that many of you have never seen a Ghia 450SS in person because they are so rare. What does it mean for me to say that this is the best one that I have seen when I have only seen three in person? The three that I … [Read more...]

Chrysler Ghia GS-1 – Great Teamwork To Create A Beautiful “Idea Car”

by Mike - In the early 1950s Virgil Exner was hired by Chrysler to update the Chrysler design image which was a little stodgy at the time. Exner developed a relationship with Ghia that lasted for 15 years, resulting in eighteen Chrysler/Ghia … [Read more...]

Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance – June 30, 2013

by Mike - Today my friend Michael Menetto and I spent the day at the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance. We had an excellent time, saw some beautiful cars and ran into some friends. Below are some of our photos. Phil White's Shelby Cobra and … [Read more...]

The Palo Alto Concours D’Elegance – 2012

by Mike - Yesterday was the Palo Alto Concours D'Elegance held on the campus of Stanford University. The weather was great and so were the cars, the people, the food and the beer. Here are a few of my favorite cars. Flip through … [Read more...]

Iso And Bizzarrini All Over California-Part 1

by Mike -  These pictures are from the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance on June 26, 2011. Below are more pictures. Buddy Pepp's 1974 Iso Grifo Series 2 won first in class for the D2 class (sports cars 1970 to 1987 over $5,000 when … [Read more...]