Month: March 2020

09: Jakob Greisen

Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The […]

From the Auction Desk: Thin on the Ground

I was really looking forward to Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale at the Somerset House in London, U.K. It was due to hammer tomorrow, April 1 in London. That would have been the first international sale that Gooding took on during my time here at SCM. It’s […]

Nissan Skyline, Nissan Figaro, Honda Civic CVCC

1976 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX #28804. S/N KGC110XXX862. Unknown kilometers. “2.8-L L28 (block N42, head N42), Solex 44 carburetors, Takoashi exhaust, Kameari ignition box, stainless-steel muffler, fiberglass hood, Skyline R32 GTR seats, Hayashi Street wheels.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT ¥4,000,000 ($39,100). Yahoo Auctions, 12/8/2019. Brian’s take: After being disappointed that […]

1978 Volkswagen Combi Type 2 Campmobile

Chassis number: 2382043540 SCM Condition for this car: 1- A couple of years ago, I spotted a mid-1970s Volkswagen camper van with a big sticker across the back that read, “HILLS ARE HARD.” With a whopping 70 horsepower pushing that brick up a grade, the sticker was a bit of an […]

08: Simon Kidston

Simon Kidston is known around the world as a multilingual classic car commentator and columnist, consultant and entrepreneur. Above all, he is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable adviser on the purchase and sale of rare classics. The company Simon founded in 2006, Kidston SA, has been responsible for the sale […]

From the Auction Desk: Cancellations and Postponements

This week takes away even more auctions. Mecum issued this announcement: “In accordance with the CDC’s recommendation to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks, we will be rescheduling our March and April events. The March Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic Tractor Auction and the Houston […]