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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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Shock and Awe: The Greatest Pre-War Collector Car on the Planet Goes to Auction

“Many vehicles are billed as ‘speedsters’ or ‘racers,’ but the Duesenberg SSJ really was.  Peaking at 140mph in 1935, it was simply an unbeatable performer, matched by unbeatable style.” —Miles Collier “This incredible car embodies everything that is exciting about an automotive masterpiece: beauty, rarity, provenance, and sheer power. This SSJ is one of the […]

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