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2007 BMW E60 M5: A Lesson in Depreciation

In the most recent issue of Sports Car Market, we profile the recent sale of a 2007 BMW M5. A decade ago, this car represented the state-of-the-art of mid-sized super sedans. Today, this E60 is a depreciating used car that will undoubtedly require significant investment to keep up and running. This example had over 50,000 miles and […]

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Audi RS6: Bargain Land Missile

In the December issue of Sports Car Market, we profiled a recent auction sale of an Audi RS6. The RS6 was a fantastic car back in 2003 and remains so today. Equipped with a bi-turbo 4.2 V-8 and flared fenders, the RS6 is the quintessential German super sedan. In a genuine sense, it’s the spiritual (and […]

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Monterey Car Week 2019: Mild Market Correction or Chernobyl?

This year’s Monterey Auction Week experienced the single biggest decline in year-over-year auction totals since 2001 with a 34 percent fall, so naturally there is a lot to discuss. Words like “massacre” have been lobbed out there, but the big picture is likely more nuanced. Certain segments are indeed bloodied (ultra-expensive cars with anything less than […]

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Youngtimer Unicorns: Redefinin​​​g Rarity

“We are in the middle of a sea change in the collector-car world. In my three decades of publishing Sports Car Market, I have never seen anything like it.” —Keith Martin, Publisher, Sports Car Market “The determining factor of value for unicorn Youngtimer/NextGen cars is not how many were made, but rather, how many investment-grade […]

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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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Pilgrimage to Pebble

For true car enthusiasts, the dog days of summer ultimately conclude with a pilgrimage to Northern California. Since its inception in 1950, Pebble Beach has evolved into a sacred week-long event. This venerable show occurs annually during the third week of August and culminates on Sunday afternoon at the famous 18th-hole of the Pebble Beach […]

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