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2018: The Year in Review

For the automotive industry and the collector vehicle market, 2018 was one for the record books. Shocking headlines combined with astounding auction results made 2018 an extraordinary and unpredictable year. Some key highlights: Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into space, and it is now orbiting the earth Ford announced it would eventually stop building […]

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1998 Mauck MSV Custom RV: Very Well Bought

The hammer fell at $77,998 for this 1998 Mauck MSV. This 1998 Mauck MSV is one of approximately 100 assembled by hand for Mauck Special Vehicles of Worthington, Ohio. The vehicle is powered by a supercharged 8.1-liter V8 equipped with an automatic transmission and limited-slip differential, and features a steel spaceframe chassis with a 144″ […]

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BMW M1: A Rare Driving Experience

“The M1 is the absolute pinnacle of hyperfast street cars. Its overdoses of power and handling and responsiveness are suitably tempered by com­fortable accommodation and a civilized ride. If a gentled-down race car can be made this good, then all the other ultracar builders are going about it from the wrong end.” —Csaba Csere, Car […]

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BMW 850 CSi: A Legitimate Modern Classic

The February 2019 Sports Car Market issue has hit the newsstands. SCM editor Chester Allen asked if we would write a piece on a recent interesting auction result at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. The car in question is a rare right-hand drive BMW 850 CSi. This black on black example has clocked under 13,000 […]

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Join Us For The 2019 Turtle Invitational!

“Pebble Beach has the Quail, Bedford has the Turtle.” In 2017, the inaugural Turtle Invitational was held at Turtle Garage in Bedford New York. A group of passionate enthusiasts came together for a weekend of comraderie, cars, cocktails, and conversations. A stunning roster of classic cars filled the show field (see photos below). The Turtle […]

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The Mysterious Fall of Carlos Ghosn

This summer the auto industry was shocked to learn of the sudden and premature death of legendary and charismatic Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. This week, the auto world is being rocked once again by more high profile upheaval. Newswires are abuzz over the arrest in Japan of auto titan Carlos Ghosn. The Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi Chairman is […]

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2003 Audi RS6: Well Bought

The hammer fell at $28,750 for this 2003 Audi RS6. This 2003 Audi RS6 has only 26,000 miles. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.2L V8 mated to a 5-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The car has been purchased twice by its current owner. A major service in 2015 at 22k miles included replacement of the […]

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