A truffle hound has nothing on Robb Sass when it comes to spotting overlooked Affordable Classics. When he posted that he had just bought a very nice 911 for under $20k, my “I need one too” alarm sounded.
I sent him a message right away. He replied that very nice 1999 – 2004 911s (996 is their internal Porsche designation) can be found for under $20,000. With a determined search and motivated seller, $15,000 is the number. These were the Read More
These days, I’m busy living the life of a new dad — up all night with a partying infant, running to doctor’s appointments, and spending more money than I expect at the baby store on a regular basis. From strollers to car seats, changing pads, diaper bags, bottles, pink room decorations, and more, I’m currently knee-deep in the equipment required to have a baby.
But every few days, I get an hour or so to go into my garage and Read More
Mecum Auctions is returning to the City of Roses for the second year in a row — and they’re bringing some special Shelby and muscle cars.
This year’s auction is on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center, just a short drive from SCM World Headquarters.
Last year Mecum sold 297 of 478 cars (62%), totaling $9,316,726.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 sold for $335,500 for the high sale. Mecum will no doubt look to improve those numbers this time around.
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More
Post-block sales are still happening, but the total sales picture from Monterey Car Week 2017 is coming into sharper focus.
RM Sotheby’s totaled $133 million at their August 18-19 Monterey Auction.
Gooding & Company hit a $91.5 million total at their August 18-19 Pebble Beach Auction.
Bonhams’ August 18 sale at Quail Lodge totaled $55.9 million.
Mecum’s August 16-19 sale at the Hyatt Regency Monterey totaled $34 million.
Russo and Steele’s August 17-19 sale at Fisherman’s Wharf totaled $8.6 million.
This year’s Monterey auctions have wrapped, with a preliminary total of just over $247m from RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co, and Bonhams.
RM Sotheby’s recorded a total of $133m. See the results here.
Gooding & Company achieved $91.5m. See the results here.
Bonhams totaled $23m. See the results here.
The overall totals will grow significantly in the coming days, as Mecum, Worldwide Auctioneers, and Russo and Steele have yet to report their results, and post-block deals may Read More
The best week of the year is here! Here is where you can find us on the Peninsula:
August 16-19: Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction. Visit our booth!
August 16: Join Publisher Martin and Andy Reid during tours of selected auction cars at Gooding & Company and Bonhams. Publisher Martin will lead the Gooding & Co. tour, while Reid will lead the Bonhams tour. For more information, visit www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2017
August 17: Join Andy Reid on tours of selected Read More
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