At almost AU$120,000, Porsche 928's are starting to surge again
Fortunately we purchased many, many Porsche 928's and S's well before the massive rise 18 months ago, after the relatively mundane 911SC took off prior to that. Following an initial boost which saw prices triple over a short period of time, prices are back on the rise again.
$3 Million Porsche Collection for sale, including a 1987 959 Komfort
Amongst the 12 classic Porsche's that are for sale at Amelia Island, there is one of only 242 Komfort 959 models available, with just 7400 kms on the odometer.
Jaguar E-Types continue to rise in value, above AU$400,000 again.
As we all know, the Jaguar E-Type is always rising in value, and has the effect of pulling everything below them up as well. The Jaguar XJS Convertible's have benefitted the most from the "E-Type factor" as they have almost tripled across the last 24 months in many cases.
Porsche 550A sells for over US$ 5.1 Million, and Ferrari 365 GTS/4 sells for US$ 2.64 Million
The Bonhams Scottsdale Auction yielded some out standing results as always, with 2018 being no exception. There were great sales made......
Quattro sells for $124,000 (£72,050) during record sales at Auction (continuation of our Nov, 11 Article).
Thankfully we purchased some RR Quattro's when they were less than £10,000.........
Now, and as a follow up to our 11th of November News Item, we can now bring you a more concise report on the CCA Auction in September. The Quattro also received a full editorial on pages 20-22 of the December issue of Classic and Sportscar magazine
Original "Bullit" Mustang found, following the other one of the pair found last year
The second of two cars used to make the now famous film "Bullit" has been found, following the discovery of the "jump" car last year, that was used for the jump sequences.
Taking a K3 to victory at Le Mans.
Unlike other manufacturer's that produced race cars for the road, Porsche built road cars, and as such significant work was required to make them competitive as a race or rally car.
Prodrive were able to build great Porsche rally cars, and Kremer beat the Porsche factory on the track on many occasions with their awesome design and racecraft. Here is an article by a person that once worked for them.
This unique SS Speciale is one to own.
Later versions of this car (Guiletta Sprint) achieved 200 km/hr from a 1290 and 1570 cc engine, using the good old Lotus ( Colin Chapman) concept, of good power (100 bhp) and very low weight. The later cars had aluminium bonnet, doors and boot. It is great to remember that way back in the 1950's, designers were achieving 200 km/hr with a 1290 cc engine.
This mid-2017 report discusses the migration to exciting, more driveable and reliable cars from the 1990's that is now happening, with an Alpina E31 B12 also selling for AU$108,900.
As this article by Classic & Sports Finance states, European interest in the older Ferrari's and Porsche (308 GTB's and 911's) is now migrating towards cars that actually drive properly, do not require days of driving to become accustomed to, nor have large maintenance bills, and have an even greater ROI by percentage of price.
As we also all know, Europe always leads, and Australia follows............
From AU$6,000 to AU$15.5 million for this Classic Jaguar
Bernie Ecclestone was a used car dealer prior to running Formula 1 until Liberty Media took over, and this car was sold by him for AU$6,000 (£3500) when he was in his mid-twenties. Even Bernie would have never imagined that it would now be worth an estimated 257,000% more, at £9 Million (AU$15.5 Million), rising strongly as Classic Cars do. Gooding and Co will auction the car on the 19th of January.
How did we do in 2017 ?
Have a read of our latest Blog to find out...........
Aston Martin DB7's now over $130,000
It was only 30 months ago that we purchased a large number of assorted DB7's for £20,000 each ( AU$34,000). There are currently 10 DB7's for sale on Carsales.com.au, from $70,000 for the early 6 cylinder cars, up to $142,990 for an exceptional V12 Vantage Volante. Prices are on the rise in the U.K.
How things can change in a very short time.
This 1988 Porsche 959 is now available for less than AU$2,500,000
The 959 was a landmark for Porsche, being 4WD. This example was sold new in Spain, and was imported into Australia in 2015.
Scalextric hits 60 years old
Few of us may realise that even Scalextric has reached Classic Car status. The unique electrically powered slot cars brought motor racing into the living room, and is now going from strength to strength.
Now that most manufacturers are re-creating cars from the past, this creation could be just the right combination.
With a 180 bhp Alfa Romeo engine, all aluminium body and independent suspension, this brand new car has a lot to offer the enthusiast.