1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2

1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2

400GT chassis 1183 was manufactured on October 17, 1967, and delivered new in Milano, Italy, to dealer Lamborcar.

Chassis 1183 was most recently cosmetically restored in 2009–15. The previous owner, Rick Botting of Total Fuel Systems in Las Vegas, NV, started the work. Prior to completion of a full cosmetic and mechanical restoration, the car was purchased by Ken Sterne of Asheville, NC. The cosmetic restoration was completed under his supervision, and 1183 then went to Ned Gallaher of Gallaher Read More

A Soft Market and Hard Tax Choices

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By now, everyone knows the collector car market has softened. The harder question is what will happen next.

If you liken the collector car market to the stock market, you should be bullish. Every time the stock market has lost substantial value, as it recently did after the Brexit vote, it has quietly bounced back to regain the lost value — and then some. To you, today’s collector car market is a buying opportunity.

If you see the collector car Read More

Why We Do the Things We Do

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According to Jerry Tilley, captain of the Aleutian Ballad, a crab boat featured in TV’s “The Deadliest Catch,” the scene in which a 60-foot rogue wave catches his 107-foot boat broadsides and flips it onto its beam end is one of the most-watched excerpts of the hit show on YouTube, with more than 1.45 million views.

Yes, the captain and crew do it for the money — a $1 million payday is not unusual for a good haul — but Read More

1977 Chevron B36

1977 Chevron B36

The Chevron B36 was designed to enter the 2-liter racing class of sports car racing, with the chassis accepting various types of engines. Chassis 367705 was built by Chevron in May 1977 and delivered new to owner and driver Gordon Hamilton of Kansas. Fitted with the highly developed Cosworth BDG 1,975-cc, 4-cylinder engine, it was entered in many events during the 1977, 1978 and 1979 seasons. After the 1980 season it was put it into dry storage, where it remained Read More

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

In 1989, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lamborghini Automobili S.p.A., the company owners at that time — the Chrysler Corporation — drafted in no less than Horatio Pagani to restyle and relaunch the amazing Countach for the final time.

Featuring carbon and Kevlar panels, bespoke wheelarch extensions, extended air-intake ducts and a new rear engine cover design, the car now looked amazing. Power was lifted to 455 bhp from the 4-valve QV engine, offering 369 ft-lbs of torque. The Read More

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6-16 Evolution Sports Saloon

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution

Currently displaying a total of only 48,000 kilometers (29,825 miles) on the odometer, this Evo 2 was purchased in Spain by the current vendor in 2005, having belonged to the preceding owner since 1993. Unfortunately, the original service book is no longer available, but the car does come with its Spanish service history. The most recent service was carried out in May 2015, immediately before the bodywork was restored, and the car also benefits from the renewal of all four Read More

1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino

1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino

This particular Dino 206, chassis number 00294, is an Italian-delivery example that was delivered new to Rome. First registered on February 1, 1969, the car passed through several owners before passing to the current owner’s father in June of 1981. It remained in his family ever since.

Today, the car is presented in largely original condition, having only received one recent bare-metal respray. Otherwise, it remains unrestored and in very well-preserved condition throughout, still wearing original traditional black Rome license Read More

2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupe

2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600

This limited-edition, right-hand-drive Vantage Le Mans — number 9 of the 40 made — was delivered new to the current owner equipped with many extras, including the factory V600 package and the close-ratio 6-speed manual gearbox, making this car one of only four built to that specification.

Its green exterior color (RM 5235A) is unique to this car, having been specially formulated to the vendor’s specification. Always maintained by Aston Martin Works, Chassis 9 will have been serviced by them Read More

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • One of the 199 Z06 Corvettes produced in 1963
  • Built on May 7, 1963, and delivered to Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles, CA
  • Equipped with the Z06 special-performance equipment option, which included heavy-duty finned metallic brakes, special backing plates, cooling fans, air scoops and heavy-duty suspension, shocks, springs and sway bar
  • L84 fuel-injected 327/360 V8 engine
  • M20 4-speed transmission and Rochester fuel injection unit
  • Power windows and Delco radio
  • This car underwent a nut-and-bolt restoration in factory-correct Riverside Read More

Hot or Not?

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Going to a collector car auction is a lot like visiting an online dating site. You get to check out the prospects — and you have one quick chance to decide if you want to get involved. If you’re interested, you present your best offer and hope the competition doesn’t make a better one. It’s an unpredictable game of dashed hopes and dreams come true. And, sometimes, there’s buyer’s remorse the next morning.

With that in mind, here are six Read More

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