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Keith’s Blog: A Super Day in a Vintage Alfa

Long before BMW offered a four-door 3-Series and Mercedes, the C-class, Alfa Romeo was selling “The Family Sedan That Wins Races.” It was the Giulia Super. More than 475,000 Giulia sedans were produced from 1962-78. While they came in a bewildering array of configurations (see http://www.berlinaregister.com/gul.htm), the only model officially […]

The Sky’s the Limit

1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R #364. S/N BCNR33003656. 46,100 kilometers (28,650 miles). “Finished in desirable Midnight Purple over two-tone gray interior, 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline 6 paired with 5-speed manual gearbox; all-wheel drive. Delivered new to Japan and imported to the U.S. in 2020; registered on U.S. title. Offered in all original […]

Covering 50 Years in Two Hours

Recently, I took another vintage-car-inspired trip through time. For 44 years, Portland International Raceway has been the home of the All British Field Meet. Cars arrive on Friday, there is an informal concours on Saturday, and a swapmeet on Sunday. My good friends Paul Duchene and SCM contributor Jeff Zurschmeide […]

Sidestepping the Broker

This month’s “Legal Files” concerns a recent situation in which a friend bought a car that was listed in an online auction. Except that “Bob” didn’t win the auction; he wound up as the underbidder. The high bidder did not meet the seller’s reserve, however, and the auction was a […]

A Capital Idea

The collector-car world is experiencing a metamorphosis. Over the past six years, we have witnessed the maturation of the industry. The transition began in earnest when RM Auctions announced a strategic partnership with publicly traded Sotheby’s in 2015. Next, in 2020, media giant Hearst acquired Bring a Trailer for an […]

Status Symbol

So this Bentley owner is getting out of his car and he gets sideswiped, ripping the door clean off its hinges. The police show up and he starts yelling about the damage, and the cop says, “Sir, your left arm is torn off!” The Bentley owner looks down and says, […]