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  • Alfa Romeo, 6C2500, Pinin Farina, Mille Miglia Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Makes Yet Another Very Good Day At Work - I love what I do- to be blessed enough to spend my days (and nights) surrounded by and thinking of great cars is one thing.  But to be able to share the joy of a very special car with a friend is even better. As reported earlier on this site, a very good friend and […]
  • Lancia, auction, Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo Sports Car Market Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Co. August 2014 - Please join me for the 13th annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Company’s tent at Pebble Beach on Saturday August 16th at 9:00 am. The keynote speaker will be the incredibly erudite Miles Collier, collector, historian, preservationist, artist and founder of the REVS Institute in Naples, FL. Keith Martin will lead our panel […]
  • Jim's daily cross-country driver The Million-Mile Ferrari? - Well, the title is not exactly accurate.  The mileage on the car in question hasn’t even hit 100,000.  I am moved to write this based on a spontaneous morning coffee in Palm Springs with my friend James Taylor as he was traveling from LA to Phoenix.  Jim lives in upstate New York with a wonderful […]
  • Mecum GT40 Prototype Ford GT40 ‘Prototype’ Appreciates 54% in 2 Years - ‘Blue chip’ cars always seem to do well at auction- that’s a given. But a 54% appreciation in less than 2 years is fairly astonishing. Mecum Auctions sold Ford GT40 chassis 104 at their April 2014 Houston auction for $7m on the hammer- $7,650,000 with 8% buyer’s premium. The same car was sold by Gooding […]
  • Eichenbaum_Spider America 1 Why I Love What I Do, Amelia Island 2014 Edition - I have a client, David, who is a dream. Intelligent, fun, focused, patient. He has been looking for a Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America for a while now. He was searching for a car to drive in events such as the Mille Miglia, then eventually restore for concours showings. These rare cars- 240 were made […]
  • 6Con MM Why I Love What I Do, Paris 2014 Edition - While I have always included purchase and selling consulting as a part of my professional offering, I find myself offering this service more and more often, especially as connected with my regular travels to Europe. During my my recent trip to Retromobile, I had a very rewarding consulting assignment.  I purchased on behalf of a […]
  • Larz Anderson Museum Bringing Life to Museums’ Collections - A version of this article appears in print on November 24, 2013, on page AU1 of the New York edition of The New York Times with the headline: Bringing Life To Museums’ Collections.   Amid all the reports of a groundswell of disdain for car culture among young people, it may seem that the automobile […]
  • Citroen SM Chapron Mylord cabriolet Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 3 - CUSTOM-BODIED BEAUTIES, Chapter I. At Artcurial’s Retromobile sale- one of the five Chapron-bodied Citroën SM convertibles ‘Mylord’. Fabulous. And a mere $772,800 with buyer’s premium. These have to be quite the coolest version of a very cool GT. Some thought the price insane, I say- wait for the next one?  I think not! The work […]
  • 487571_10152178663821543_1848858373_n Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 2 - Two display-only stars at Retromobile – the Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 Grand Prix ‘streamliner’ – speed personified even at rest – as is Hubert Parry’s record car ‘Babs’.  ‘Babs’, with Parry behind the wheel, set a world land speed record at 176mph in April, 1926 at Pendine Sands in the UK. The following year in […]
  • 1604691_10152169543546543_821574818_n Retromobile 2014, Paris France - Ah, Retromobile! And a few Lancias (and an OSCA and Citroën for balance)…  On a stand of Lukas Hüni, dealer from Switzerland, was a tribute to Lancia. Here, the only D24S sports racer in private hands and a 1st Series Flaminia Sport Zagato. From the Artcurial auction, a lovely Aprilia Cabriolet bodied by Pinin Farina. […]
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