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2003 BMW E46 M3 Coupe: The New Normal

The auction hammer fell at $90,000 for this 2003 BMW E46 M3 Coupe Auction Summary from BAT: This 2003.5 BMW M3 coupe is finished in Laguna Seca Blue over black and shows just over 16k miles. Power is provided by a 3.2-liter inline-six paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, and modifications consist of OEM CSL […]

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A Profile of Perfection

In the upcoming September issue of Sports Car Market, we profiled the timeless Mercedes-Benz R129. Thirty years since its introduction, Bruno Sacco’s beautiful SL is now a rising modern classic. When launched in 1989, the SL was a quantum leap forward and was the safest open car money could buy. The R129 was full of […]

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Where is the Collector Car Market Today?

At the 2017 Revs Institute Symposium, I had the pleasure of meeting JR Amantea of GT Motorcars LLC. Seated next to one another at the opening night of Revs, we instantly became fast friends. JR is smart, aggressive, knowledgeable, and honest. Our friendship has grown over the years and I recently purchased a spectacular one-owner […]

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A Special Invitation….

Attention Turtle Garage readers: The following is an important note from Miles Collier, David Gooding, McKeel Hagerty, Rob Kauffman, Philip Richter, Paul Russell, and Gundula Tutt. Please join us for a one-day summit, the next stage in a pioneering global initiative to preserve the future for meaningful cars. Meaningful cars are the cars we care about, […]

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Bob Lutz: Fit and Finish

For decades, we have followed with awe the legendary career of Bob Lutz. While Bob can be controversial, he is pretty much the undisputed “King of Car Guys.” Recently, on the pages of Turtle Garage, we covered his comments on the death of the automobile as we know it. His long career spans senior leadership […]

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