It’s an odd time to be talking about classic cars.
Our whole world has been turned upside down in a matter of weeks.
We are holding our collective breath, waiting to find out what is going to happen next.
But, in fact, many service and restoration shops are open. People are buying and selling cars online (I’ve bought one myself). Private sales are still happening (I sold the GTV and the Sprint Speciale to SCMers).
Since I decided to buy Read More
Substance and Style
I like to think there are three factors that make an old car desirable: Style, performance, and nostalgia.
To some degree, each old car sale is driven by those factors, even if they’re not always the same for every model. A classic Corvette has all three in more or less equal measure. A Model A pickup is way more about nostalgia than performance, but there’s an element of style there too.
But the pandemic has changed the equation slightly, at Read More
From the Auction Desk
It’s a new week, and that means more rescheduled auctions these days.
However, it seems that companies are pretty confident that they have dates where we can all meet up again.
Late last week, Mecum announced the rescheduling of its flagship Spring Classic sale in Indianapolis, IN. Originally slated for May 12–17, it is now on the block for June 23–28. They also announced the cancellation of their Portland, OR, sale, originally set for June 12–13.
That leads us Read More
The Millennial and the MG, Part Two: Perfect Stasis
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More