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Keith’s Blog: The SCM Library is For Sale

As a part of our pandemic-induced downsizing, we are selling the SCM reference library at No Reserve on Bring a Trailer. Jeff Sabatini and his team are now assembling the magazine remotely. The virus has made it unsafe to use the offices, common areas and conference rooms we had been […]

Datsun 280Z, Mazda Miata, Toyota Celica

1976 Datsun 280Z #39365. S/N HLS30301659. 355 miles. “Numbers-matching 2.8-L L28 inline-6, 4-speed manual transmission, light blue metallic over black vinyl, replacement steel wheels with Z hubcaps, factory 14-inch wheels with Toyo Z tires included, removed parts included, factory tools and manuals, ZCON 2020 awards and memorabilia.” Condition: 1+. SOLD […]

The Safe Choice

The Honda S2000 debuted in 1999, 10 years after Mazda’s Miata reinvigorated a sedentary roadster market in America. It offered more power than its topless German competitors (BMW Z3, Porsche Boxster, Mercedes-Benz SLK 320), along with a stiffer, more responsive chassis. It also undercut the competition with a $32,000 asking […]

Salvage-Title Ferrari: Bargain or a Bad Deal?

Recently, SCMer Bruce Cochran wrote me with an interesting suggestion: “I thought this particular listing for a Ferrari F12 might be of possible interest for a future dissertation. Without knowing anything about ‘salvage titles,’ my first instinct has always been to run in the other direction. My assumption has always […]