Author: B. Mitchell Carlson

Brian wrote his first auction report for Old Cars Weekly in 1990 and has contributed his colorful commentary in Sports Car Market since 1998. His work appears regularly in Kelley Blue Book, and also in a handful of marque-specific publications. Carlson shuns what he calls “single-marque tunnel vision” and takes great pride in his “vehicular diversity.” He attends about two dozen auctions per year, but he broke away to roar around Oregon with Paul Hardiman in SCM’s Dodge Viper and Porsche 911 Turbo in the 2015 Northwest Passage.

1991 GMC Syclone

One of 2,995 produced for 1991 280-hp, turbocharged and intercooled 4.3-liter fuel-injected V6 engine GMC claimed a 4.6-second 0–60 mph time and 124-mph top speed Odometer displays 2,228 miles Automatic transmission; full-time all-wheel drive Finished in black over a matching black interior with red accents Air conditioning and numerous power […]

1985 AM General M998 “Humvee”

Chassis number: 004307 SCM Condition for this vehicle: 3- The U.S. Department of Defense finally allowed whole vehicle sales of HMMWVs (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, better known as Humvee) a few years ago. So one would think that supply and demand has at least attained parity — or the Humvee […]

Affordable — Ford Pickups

Pity the 1961–66 Ford F-series pickup. Despite vintage pickups being one of the hottest segments of the collectible-vehicle market, this era of pickups seems to be generally forgotten today — and that really is a pity, since they combine vintage-pickup charm with modern utility. A cleaner Ford The new fourth-generation […]

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible

Top-of-the-line 427/435 convertible finished in Marina Blue over Bright Blue Highly optioned with desirable cast-aluminum bolt-on wheels, hard top, F41 suspension and off-road exhaust Well-documented chain of ownership dating back to 1967 Bloomington Gold Certified, Survivor, Benchmark and NCRS Top Flight Award Winner Exceptionally well-preserved, unrestored example with original Protect-O-Plate. […]

Arizona’s Cheapest

Gooding & Company Lot 62: 1927 Ford Model T Custom Dry-Lakes Roadster VIN T14884116. Sold at $11,200 This one took a lot of folks by surprise. The auction house guesstimate was $20k to $25k. It was a good-quality build, even if it was in off-the-shelf project-leftovers territory. With a fuel-injected Chevy 305 […]

Bronco: The Sequel

We still don’t have the new Ford Bronco that FoMoCo promised us at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. But if you want a Bronco that’s more modern than the drafty rattletrap 1966–77 first-gen, maybe it’s time to consider the true successor to the original: the 1984–1990 Bronco II. A chip […]

Three Best Buys From Monterey

Usually, getting a good buy at one of the Monterey Car Week auctions is just as likely as having no traffic on California 68 between Monterey and Salinas on Friday morning. Yet it does happen. The following three cars — at three different venues — represent good buys for the […]