My Car Quest

March 30, 2023

The Monterey Collector Car Auctions – My Thoughts

by Mike - I noticed a few things today when I was scanning the auction company web sites for the auctions at the upcoming Monterey Car Week, which is only seven weeks away. Below are the number of cars listed by auction company as of … [Read more...]

Two Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider Americas Will Be For Sale In Monterey

by Mike - The Pinin Farina styled Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America is one of the most beautiful roadsters ever made, in my opinion. It is also based on the race bred Aurelia Coupe. Only 240 Aurelia B24 Spyder Americas were made because … [Read more...]

There Are Some Great Cars Going To Auction In Monterey This Year

by Mike - Monterey Car Week is ten weeks from now but there are already several great looking cars slated for auction. Here are some I will be watching. 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider By Pinin Farina, Chassis No. 0362AM - at Mecum Mecum … [Read more...]

1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype For Sale In Monterey

by Mike - Up for auction at RM in Monterey this August is this 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype. I photographed this beauty at Amelia Island in March 2013. Ford GT40 chassis No. 108 was the first of four roadster bodied GT prototypes built … [Read more...]

Auction Results From RM In Monaco – Update

by Mike - Here are the RM auction results from my sources in Europe for three cars we have been following. The prices below include a 14.4% buyers premium plus tax - I made a mistake on an earlier version of this Post. Iso Grifo Targa … [Read more...]

The Meaning, Or Lack Of Meaning, Of “Concours Condition”

by Mike - My latest gripe about the way collector cars are described by some sellers is the over use of the word "concours" and sometimes "Pebble Beach quality". The definition of "concours" From the Dictionary, an exhibition or … [Read more...]