2007 Subaru Impreza WRC S12B

Sold at $244,448
Silverstone Race Retro, Silverstone, U.K.
February 22, 2020, Lot 220
Chassis number: PR0GDB06014
SCM Condition for this car: 2-

This car is something very special because WRC cars are semi-contained insanity. Think Formula One, but run on snow, gravel, dirt and tarmac. With grassroots participation throughout the world, the World Rally Championship provides an exciting driving and spectating experience. Here in Michigan, cars at the Sno*Drift National Rally are loud, fast, and Read More

1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG 6.0

Sold at $390,000
RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL
March 6, 2020, Lot 160
Chassis number: WDB1269451A476006
SCM Condition for this car: 2-

Of all the recent Mercedes-Benz AMG sales, this is the blockbuster.

The premium that this example generated, however, is no accident.

AMG built this car at their Affalterbach, Germany, workshop, which means it is as authentic as it could be. Just when this writer began to give up on his theory that cars Read More

2002 BMW M5

Chassis number: WBSDE93402CF91563
SCM Condition for this car: 2+

Over the past several years, we have seen BMW E39 M5 cars steadily rising in value. The price increase is valid and justified for many reasons — these are great cars to own, drive and enjoy.

The E39 represents the end of an era and the dawn of a new day. At the turn of the millennium, these V8 cars made plenty of power, had a 6-speed manual transmission and Read More

1978 Volkswagen Combi Type 2 Campmobile

Chassis number: 2382043540
SCM Condition for this car: 1-

A couple of years ago, I spotted a mid-1970s Volkswagen camper van with a big sticker across the back that read, “HILLS ARE HARD.” With a whopping 70 horsepower pushing that brick up a grade, the sticker was a bit of an understatement.

But one thing that hasn’t slowed to a crawl is the upmarket climb of the VW Transporter.

We’ve all gotten used to seeing six-figure prices on vintage Sambas, Read More

1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432R

Sold at ¥88,550,000 ($807,665)
BH Auction, Tokyo, Japan
January 11, 2020, Lot 16
Chassis number: PS3000289
SCM Condition for this car: 1-

You may have seen this car already on your newsfeed — possibly in articles or posts on how the American market sees the 240Z and its history.

Many writers don’t consider how the cars that were only offered in Japan are viewed in Japan.

The Z432R is a couple of models past from the original Read More