When SCMer Greg Long listed a 1975 DS23 Pallas on Bring a Trailer, it caught my attention. In addition to being a very-late model with a 2.3-liter engine, it had a Citromatic 4-speed automatic that you shifted manually.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Citroëns.
Whenever I see one, my collector car heart starts to race just a little bit.
I owned a 1959 ID19 when I lived in San Francisco during the ‘70s.
I chased a Mehari for Read More
The car of your dreams is for sale and you’ve got the cash in hand. Only one problem. You can’t see it in person first.
That’s the challenge in front of a lot of buyers right now, and auctions are working to make that challenge less of a concern by being as forthcoming and helpful as possible. Still, how do you really feel about buying something like an LS6 Chevelle or Boss 302 without laying hands on it first?
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Since the start of the pandemic shutdown, we’ve covered a lot more Bring a Trailer cars in the pages of SCM. Of course, Brian Baker was featuring some of their consignments in his “Rising Sun” column for years.
Covering Bring a Trailer makes sense — they provide a platform where buyers and sellers have developed trust. I know of several sellers that use the site exclusively.
With that trust can come some big consignments. I spent part of my weekend Read More
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More
McPherson College is starting “Wheels of Change: How the Automobile Shaped Our Lives,” a six-week summer series webinar on on the people, innovations and the art that helped shape the automotive industry.
This webinar features car insiders from around the country.
The first webinar is June 25 at 12 p.m. CDT, with the topic, Four Epic Road Trips that Upended the World. Space is limited, so each week’s webinar will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration is on Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Leake to cancel its June 26-27 Tulsa Auction.
“The health and safety of our customers and employees is our first priority,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager of the Leake Auction Division. “So, instead of an in-person auction, we our focusing all our efforts on our online sales options, including Marketplace-E, where sellers can select ‘Make Offer’ or ‘Buy Now’ options, allowing collectors and enthusiasts to sell and purchase vehicles at any time from the safety Read More
As part of its mission to “Preserve, Celebrate and Share Automotive History,” the Audrain Automobile Museum in Newport, RI, is thrilled to announce that the Nicholas Begovich Collection has been acquired for future display.
Comprising 14 post-war sports and grand touring cars, the collection represents the vision, fascination and lifetime passion of Nick Begovich, a brilliant and accomplished electrical engineer and physicist whose professional accomplishments and success allowed him to realize his love of engineering and design excellence in cars.
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