Next Gen Market Moment

1986 BMW M5

Sold at $102,359 (€90,200)RM Sotheby’s Online-Only — The European SaleFeaturing the Petitjean CollectionJune 3–11, 2020, Lot 358 Chassis number: WBSDC910401018399SCM Condition for this car: 2- I was shopping for a new car in 1988 and never considered the M5 until I started poking around my local dealer’s inventory of 535is […]

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5 16 Evolution II

Sold at $258,500Gooding & Company Geared OnlineAugust 3–7, 2020, Lot 36 Chassis number: WDB2010361F732965SCM Condition for this car: 1- There are arguably only a handful of low-production collectible post-war Mercedes-Benz models. In no particular order, they include the iconic 300SL Gullwing and Roadster, the stately W186 300 “Adenauer,” the classic […]

2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 Pickup

Sold at $47,300Gooding & Company Geared OnlineAugust 3–7, 2020, Lot 54 Chassis number: WDBJH65J1YB094941SCM Condition for this car: 2 This one-off Mercedes-Benz E320 pickup, commissioned by a Mercedes dealer and built by historically important Mercedes coachbuilding affiliate Binz, was sold through Gooding & Company’s Geared Online auction platform for $47,300. […]

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 […]

2004 Mercedes-Benz Brabus T12

Sold at $28,600 RM Sotheby’s, Online Only: Palm Beach March 20–28, 2020, Lot 452 Chassis number: WDBNG76J54A387363 SCM Condition for this Car: 2- Two things I am an absolute sucker for are V12-powered cars and luxury super sedans. This Mercedes-Benz T12 Brabus is both of those things. That is likely […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]