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The Guns of August

The confetti cannons fired as owners Lee and Penny Anderson were presented the Best of Show trophy by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Chairman Sandra Button. The swirling bits of colored paper marked the culmination of Monterey Car Week, the largest car-enthusiast celebration in the world. On Sunday, August 21, their […]

Tread Deliberately with a Delica

1990 Mitsubishi Delica Star Wagon Super Exceed 4WD S/N P35W0104942. 249,500 km (155,100 miles). “2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine, 4-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case, producing 85 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque, 15-inch wheels, a bull bar with auxiliary lighting, front and rear parking mirrors, a Crystal […]

That Sinking Feeling

Longtime client “Pete” called recently with a problem. He was selling his boat, and what he thought was a simple deal had started to go sideways. The situation resembled some scary car deals we’ve seen over the years. Pete had found a buyer who was willing to buy both his […]

That’s Show Business

In early August, Barrett-Jackson announced that IMG had acquired a 55% interest in the collector-car auction company. The sale price of $261,250,000 gives Barrett-Jackson a total valuation of $475m. However, what makes this story about more than money is the strategic fit between IMG and Barrett-Jackson and how that will […]

Driving Outside the Box

Though it may be hard to believe, Porsche’s first-generation 986-series Boxster is now 25 years old. While the Boxster was considered by many to be the Porsche you bought if you couldn’t afford a 911, in truth it was among the sharpest, purest sports cars the brand has ever built. […]

Keith’s Blog: Car Knitting, SCM-Style (Part Two)

Last week (https://www.sportscarmarket.com/blogs/keith-martin/keiths-blog-car-knitting-scm-style-part-one ) we discussed the coming and going of the 1965 Volvo 122S auto, the arrival of the 1971 Jaguar V12 E-type coupe and why the 1991 Porsche 928 S4 just wasn’t the right car for me. I then noted how our 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG has the […]