Author: B. Mitchell Carlson

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

1901 Oldsmobile Model R “Curved Dash” Runabout

Offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection Owned by only two families since new Wonderful preservation throughout, including paint and upholstery Dated as a 1901 by the Veteran Motor Car Club of Great Britain Ideal for the Antique Automobile Club of America Historic Preservation of Original Features class This iconic, […]

1943 International Harvester M5 Half-Track

Used during the Allied liberation of Europe, most likely with the Polish forces Subsequently seconded to the French Army, which stationed it in French Guyana, South America, for decades Brought back to France during the 1980s and sold to Belgian collector and Supreme Court Judge Mr. Louis Amerijckx, who stored […]

Sifting the Auctions for Hidden Gems

The old saying of “Can’t see the forest for the trees” also applies to good deals at the Monterey Car Week auctions. Despite auction houses working to get high-end cars for record-setting sales prices, there are inevitably a few consignments that don’t fare as well as hoped. Throw in car […]

Durable, Good-Looking and Cheap

If you have a hankering for an older Multi-Purpose Vehicle (old enough to predate the whole soccer-mom SUV thing), but feel that you missed the boat on first-generation Ford Broncos or 1969–72 Chevy Blazers, I have good news for you. There’s one out there made in large enough quantities that […]