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SCM’s Oregon Odyssey

To celebrate his magazine’s 30th anniversary, SCM Founder and Publisher Keith Martin, a veteran of countless driving tours in vintage cars, planned a tour of his own — and invited magazine subscribers to join him. Keith’s impressive guest list included Miles Collier, SCM columnist and founder of the Revs Institute; […]

Nissan 240SX, Nissan Hardbody, Toyota Xtra Cab

1991 Nissan 240SX LE #38150. S/N JN1MS36P7MW009141. 33,000 miles shown. “2.4-liter inline 4, 4-speed automatic transmission, Cherry Red Pearl, gray leather, sunroof, air conditioning, active speaker system.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $12,553. Bring a Trailer, 10/22/2020. Brian’s take: In the November 2020 issue, I covered another similar 240SX with twice […]

2000 BMW 540i Sport Wagon

Sold at $19,250RM Auburn FallSeptember 4, 2020, Lot 4128Chassis number: WBADR6340YGN91231 With a 4.4-liter V8 making 284 horsepower, this car is a hybrid of the common grocery-getter station wagon with a BMW sport sedan. Its ultimate driving machinery includes stiffer sport suspension with a one-inch drop from the base model […]

Is This a Ferrari TdF — or Something Else?

My interest was immediately aroused when I saw this in my inbox, a letter on which I had been cc’ed, from a renowned Ferrari expert and historian:  Attn. Mr. Rod Egan, Worldwide Auctioneers: I have been reading the January 2021 issue of Sports Car Market magazine and saw the Worldwide […]

America’s Bargain

Rip Van Winkle wasn’t a car guy, but if he had been, his longform napping would’ve put him in good stead as a collector. By most reckoning, new cars depreciate for the first decade or two of life, then after they’ve bottomed out for a while, they start to climb […]

Risky Business

Some shy away from doors that open to unknown places. I have always been drawn to them. I don’t recall what caused my instant and all-consuming obsession to own a 928, this most-unloved of exotic Porsches. But once I got onto the roller coaster and the safety bar clicked down, […]