The Lotus Elan M100 took a liitle time to satisfy our Collector friends, although it is now firmly on the radar.
Despite being departing from the traditional Lotus roots, these great cars that were available in truck loads for under AU$10,000 until recently, are actually huge fun to drive, as everyone is now discovering......... This one did have especially low mileage, although will still set the high water mark for these previously unloved cars.
This is the story of how Gordon Murray brought the incredible McLaren F1 to life.
The tale of this 200 mph plus road car is as impressive as the car itself..........
We have been actively involved in following the move into China, and these new museums will be a real boost.
China has always been the next major market to accelerate Collectible Car values back to boom level, although it is of course always about which cars one selects.......... We ONLY ever purchase the next boom cars.
Yes, the Bullit Mustang finally made it across the Auction blocks yesterday.
Following many reports of the estimated final figure to be achieved, Steve McQueen's movie car has finally changed ownership.
Our Investors have seen gains of 14-32% in the values of their cars, with some seeing much greater returns (56% plus).
We thank you for all of the praise throughout 2019, in achieving such massive gains for so many of you.
As usual, we purchased ahead of the rise that we knew was coming (2018), and then talked about them AFTER they had achieved their massive gains. That said, three of our purchases from 2018 stood out this year, as our gains were JUST OUTSTANDING. We posted News Items on these cars on March the 11th (Supra JZA80), March the 12th (850 Csi), August the 6th (Type R Integra), and now even Hagerty in the good old U.S.A (where growth has been stagnant) have seen fit to agree with our purchases from 2017 and 2018 that will now TOP OUT and stop growing..........
As we have always said, Investment in assets that are globally transferrable is WAY smarter than being tied to one market.
Additionally, being part of an asset class where the intellectual property is everything limits the oppurtunities for outsiders to muddy the waters.There are so many reasons why we choose the right Collectible Cars, that ALWAYS rise in value by very significant margins .........
The Self Preservation Society is now 50 years old.
Of all of the car movies ever made, The Italian Job would have to rate right up there. This News Artricle features an interview with David Salamone, and he was the guy that was tasked with collecting the original cars together for the movie, which included the Miura that was crashed.
We found this Tyre Placard in the glovebox of one of our Esprit V8 Twin Turbo's
This decal that was placed in the car from new says it all, as it was BEFORE we added the "missing" 226 bhp that the engine was designed with, prior to Lotus de-tuning it to keep the transmission together. Now, with the "proper" power output of over 500 bhp, we will let you're imagination do the work in determining what these cars are like to experience. The last timed check from 0-100 km/hr was 2.67 seconds, which is due in part to very little weight.
A Ferrari 250 GTO that requires it's original gearbox !.
As we all know, the 250 GTO is one of the most valuable and most beautiful of all Collectible Cars, although this one seems to have not arrived with it's original 1962 gearbox, and the purchaser is not happy !. The case has gone all the way to the U.K. High Court.
Even though this car is the lower powered U.S.A. option, Petrolicious still loved this excellent car.
It would seem that the writer found this car to be superior to many other cars of it's time, as well as right up to the present day.
Whilst most of our Range Rovers are Suffix A's (worth 35% more than a Suffix C or D), this great example is still a great restoration.
As Range Rover Classic's head towards $500,000 for a Suffix A, our restoration work continues, with all of the many, many examples that we purchased 18-20 months ago for almost nothing.
Call us now to find out what the next big risers are....
Just as spectator numbers are beginning to exceed those of F1, the red team are out
Due to a rather lack-lustre season as well as their main talent departing for Toyota, we are left with 3 teams and 7 cars for 2020.
We have hundreds of amazing RHD cars lined up overseas awaiting the rule change in a few days, and could always add a couple more if requested
Call us now if you wish us to purchase and import a low-cost Collectible for you, as we are shipping in bulk.
Naturally, any car from overseas needs to be thoroughly checked over at point of purchase for 8-10 hours to ensure it is genuine and salt-damage free, as we do.
This great Supra is available for US$499,999. The previous SOLD benchmark was $246,000 earlier this year.
No wonder we purchased so many Supra TT's 18-22 months ago for very little, and then shipped some of them........
This Quiksilver Supra is totally original in every way with reasonably low mileage, just as they should be for maximum appreciation.
Sometimes it is great to reflect upon the great things achieved across time.
As we all know, the correct Collectible Cars always gain massively in value, and so whilst this news article is not from 2019, it serves to remind us why we do what we do, by picking all the winners from the crowd.