Keith’s Blog: Let the Fettling Begin!

It was just over 14 months ago that I bought our 1958 Giulietta Sprint Veloce at Concorso Italiano.

I was attracted to it because it was a true numbers-matching Veloce. The freshly restored car had been driven to Concorso from Los Angeles and appeared to have minimal needs. It looked nearly ready for SCM “service” as it sat.

Well, that was $40,000, a near total respray and a complete drivetrain restoration ago.

Last Saturday, I drove out to the Read More

Keith’s Blog: Picking the Right Collector Car

I was strolling through the Saturday Market in downtown Portland’s South Park Blocks last weekend, trying to chose between Fuji and Braeburn apples, when a gentleman walked up to me.

“I’m a long-time subscriber to SCM,” he said. “I’ve never owned a collector car, I can do some work myself and I’m ready to take the plunge. What do you recommend?”

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Keith’s Blog: The Essence of Old

Without question, cars today are extraordinary. The Audi A6 I drove this weekend is surprisingly quiet inside, accelerates nicely, handles superbly and has copious interior room.

It is also safer, by an exponential amount, than any of the cars in our fleet from the ’50s and ’60s.

(Here at SCM, we get two new cars a week to test and report on. You can find our thoughts on these cars in Read More