The crappier the car the better. That seems to be the mantra of some collectors these days.
Instead of trying to restore cars to better-than-new condition, they look for the most original vehicle they can find. The more bedraggled the better. You can even find people who will “un-restore your car” and make it look old and nasty.
Finding original, unrestored cars is becoming more difficult.
However, I came across a perfect “preservation” example a few days ago in Costa Read More
The 1980s brought us a lot of things, but for a certain generation of car people, the most important of those things was the VCR.
When the VCR became commonplace in the American household, kids could all of a sudden watch movies or recorded TV over and over again — and that’s exactly what we did. For a lot of us, interest in and availability of content turned minor fascination into full-on obsession.
Those household VCRs were where a lot 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.
I don’t think I’ll ever get the smell out of gasoline out of my head.
I don’t mean my mind, as in my thoughts or memories (though it’s been seared into those, too). Rather, I mean my cranium, my skull, my head cavities.
That’s because last weekend I took it upon myself to remove the leaky gas tank on my 1971 MGB Mk II – and I went about it in mostly all the wrong ways.
While it’s a small Read More
RM Sotheby’s has announced an all-Ferrari auction, to take place September 9th at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy.
This new sale, held during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebration, will offer some of the greatest collectible Ferraris available today — all of them with the coveted Ferrari Classiche certification.
This is not the first time the two companies ...Read more
A 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Coupe was high sale at $3,780,000, as RM Sotheby’s totaled $28.5 million during the May 27 Villa Erba sale.
The auction, RM Sotheby’s fourth Villa Erba sale, was held in conjunction with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shore of Lake Como, Italy.
RM Sotheby’s 2015 Villa Erba sale totaled $29.8 ...Read more
The Pebble Beach Concours, which typically takes place on the third Sunday in August, has announced it will take place a week later in 2018. The concours will be held August 26, 2018.
This one-time move makes room for the United States Amateur Championship, which will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links from August ...Read more
Russo and Steele auctions usually start with waves of fog, power-chording rock anthems and a light show that can be seen from Earth orbit.
But, at least for some bidders, Russo and Steele’s big show will glow from a tiny screen.
Russo and Steele has partnered with Auction Mobility to offer a real-time online bidding system ...Read more
A 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD race car sold for $462,000 — doubling its pre-sale estimate — and was high sale at Auctions America’s May 11-13 Auburn Spring sale.
All told, Auctions America sold 83 percent of the offered lots — for a total of $10.2 million.
The massive Level 5 Motorsports Collection attracted a lot of attention ...Read more
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