My Car Quest

October 20, 2021

My Thoughts On The Collector Car Market Today – Part One

by Mike - There has been much speculation lately about the health and future prospects of the collector car market. We have seen many records broken consistently over the past few years. The market is not homogenous, however, the very high end … [Read more...]

The Ferrari 250 LM Sells For 67% More Than The Ford GT40 Roadster – Is That A Surprise?

by Mike - These two very interesting cars were auctioned by RM recently in Monterey. The Ferrari 250 LM sold for 67% more than the Ford GT40 Roadster. Below are the summaries from the RM catalog of each car, the photos are mine from the RM … [Read more...]

Is The Dirt As Patina Sales Strategy Falling Out Of Favor In The Collector Car Market?

by Mike - We may be seeing signs that the "dirt as patina" sales strategy, used successfully by some collector car auction companies, may be slipping out of favor - and not too soon as far as I am concerned. Remember the dirty Jaguar did not … [Read more...]

Do Eight More Cylinders Really Make A Big Difference In The Value Of A Classic Car?

by Michael Gulett - These two cars look a lot alike but when you lift the hood one has 4 cylinders and the other has 12 cylinders. And oh yeah, one is a Ferrari and the other is a Fiat-Siata. From a distance it is hard to tell them apart. The … [Read more...]

“Wacky” Arnolt Built A Great Car – The Arnolt-Bristol

by Mike - The red 1956 Arnolt-Bristol DeLuxe Roadster by Bertone below is being auctioned by RM Auctions in August 2014 in Monterey. You may be thinking - but what is an Arnolt-Bristol? Arnolt-Bristol Background In the early 1950s … [Read more...]

Mercedes 300SLs Will Be All Over Monterey In August

by Mike - In the collector car world the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and 300SL Roadster have become the very symbol of collector cars. A major car collection is not complete without one and preferably one of each. They have sky rocked in … [Read more...]