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SCM Is Selling Its Shark

By now you’re aware that SCM has more cars than it does garage slots, and that we have to trim the fleet.

Sadly, each car was specifically chosen as an excellent example of the model, and we hate to see them go.

Our 1982 633 CSi is for sale. It has just 94,000 carefully maintained miles, and I just spent $1,500 having a major service done at Boyd Motor Werks, a well-known BMW specialist shop in Portland.

Keith’s Blog: Help Us Create our Next Television Spot!

We’re working on 15- and 30-second spots for SCM and American Car Collector. I’ve found that I am so close to the subject matter (collector cars, their pricing and ways to enjoy them) that I’m not always the best guy to tell someone else why they should subscribe. That’s where […]

Get Rid of the Butt-Ugly Lotus and Boxster

There is no shortage of opinions when it comes to the cars we love and hate. After sifting through more than 150 responses to last week’s blog post, the following one, from a commenter I’ll just call GSR, stood out as the most direct, and opinionated. Do you agree with Mr. GSR?

I do, some. And I don’t, a lot. But that’s what keeps our hobby interesting. I have edited his comments for clarity.

From GSR:         

Well, the Lotus and Boxster would be the first sacrificial lambs. They are butt-ugly and a dime a dozen. In fact they are entry-level punk cars capitalizing on legendary names.

Keith’s Blog: Which Car Should I Sell First?

Winter has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, which means all of our cars want to come inside to roost.

This creates a problem, as SCM has thirteen cars and nine spaces to park them in.

Even I can do that math — four cars have got to go. (American Car Collector only has two cars, so for the moment, their 1964 Chevy Nova Wagon and 700-hp 1963 Dodge 440 drag car remain off-limits.)

Of course, I have my emotional favorites, but I’m more interested in hearing what you have to say.

I’m really asking two questions here: First, which four cars would you sell? And second, which one would you sell first? And why?

Here’s the lineup, alphabetical by marque:

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce