Month: November 2022

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #34 – Matt Crandall – Avant-Garde Collection Owner & 911R on Bring-a-Trailer

Buy, Sell, Hold returns this week with a spotlight on Avant-Garde Collection Owner and Super Seller 911R on Bring-a-Trailer, Matt Crandall. Matt and host Darin Roberge talk his history with line carrying dealerships, his transition into collector cars, actionable Bring-a-Trailer buyer and seller advice and Matt makes a big announcement […]

Keith’s Blog: The S4 Gets Smacked

Whenever you take your car out of the garage, you are putting it at risk. That was brought home to me recently. I had decided to join the Northwest Alfa Romeo Club (NWARC) on a day tour of Bainbridge Island, Washington. This would also give me a chance to spend […]

Keith’s Blog: The Jensen That Got Away

A missed phone call saved me $29,900. As I surveyed the classic car world looking for underappreciated and affordable automatics, the Jensen Interceptor popped up. With its large backlight, it looks like an homage to a first-generation Plymouth Barracuda. It has a mechanical simplicity that is appealing. Most were built […]

Mega Sale of a Mega Cruiser

1996 Toyota Mega Cruiser S/N BXD200001087. 90,900 km (56,500 miles). “4.1-L turbodiesel I4 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission and a 2-speed transfer case, producing 155 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque, 17.5-inch wheels, portal axles, inboard brakes, locking front, center and rear differentials, a four-wheel steering system, a rear-mounted ladder, and […]

From Vague-O-Matic to Cash-O-Matic

In all my years of selling cars at auction, I have never had a “miracle moment” where the bidding went far beyond my expectations — until our 1971 Citroën DS21 Pallas sold this past fall. When I saw the car offered on Bring a Trailer in August 2021, I was […]

The Case of the Buried Benz

Readers often ask where I find “Legal Files” column ideas. Many times, they come from suggestions from SCMers, so if you spot something interesting, feel free to email a tip. This story came from my first and most loyal reader, Publisher Martin. Not usually a man of few words, his […]