1989 Toyota MR2
# 31550. S/N JT2AW16JXK0148631. 49k miles. “Supercharged and intercooled 1.6-L inline 4, 5-speed manual transaxle, Super Red over black leather, sport seats,14-inch Teardrop wheels, $3k service in January 2019.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $23,500. Bring a Trailer 5/11/2020.
Brian’s take: This MR2, short for Mid-ship Runabout 2-seater, sold for what seems like a lot of money. Most first-gen MR2s, if you can find one in decent shape, tend to sell for $2,000–$5,000. Another MR2 Read More
1999 Acura NSX Zanardi Edition
# 29964. S/N JH4NA2124XT000170. 57k miles. “3.2-liter VTEC V6, 6-speed manual transaxle, #43 of 51 Zanardi Edition Models, fixed-roof hard top, new Formula Red over Onyx, staggered-diameter BBS wheels, recent timing-belt service, new water pump, recent service records.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $135,000. Bring a Trailer, 4/9/2020.
Brian’s take: The NSX isn’t a new car entering the collectible scene. It is Honda’s closest thing to a supercar. Not long ago, a nice, Read More
1971 Datsun 240Z
#29039. S/N HLS3028680. 62k indicated miles. “Replacement 2.4-liter inline 6, 4-speed manual transmission, dark green over black vinyl, reupholstered seats, 15-inch Konig wheels, MSA exhaust system, adjustable coil-overs.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $21,500. Bring a Trailer, 3/16/2020.
Brian’s take: The developing coronavirus pandemic could well push down prices of mass-produced collectible cars. Datsun built a LOT of 240Z cars.
This 240Z is a great driver. It has a fresh repaint and rust repair, Read More
1976 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX
#28804. S/N KGC110XXX862. Unknown kilometers. “2.8-L L28 (block N42, head N42), Solex 44 carburetors, Takoashi exhaust, Kameari ignition box, stainless-steel muffler, fiberglass hood, Skyline R32 GTR seats, Hayashi Street wheels.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT ¥4,000,000 ($39,100). Yahoo Auctions, 12/8/2019.
Brian’s take: After being disappointed that the 1975 Skyline 2-door on Bring a Trailer didn’t meet reserve after it was bid to $35,000, I went searching for a comparable car. These cars Read More
1971 Datsun 240Z
#21750. S/N HLS3004684. 21,750 miles. “Original L24 inline 6, 4-speed manual gearbox, single-family-owned through 2019, Racing Green over brown vinyl, paint meter readings of 2–5 mils, new Vredestein tires, recent carb tune and oil change, original window sticker, spare parts.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $310,000. Bring A Trailer, 1/29/2020.
Brian’s take: During the last couple of seconds of this auction, Bring a Trailer’s website servers were practically on fire. It was starting to slow Read More