Jan does not have enough to use all his cars, so some have to go.......
Jan Koum was the founder of WhatsApp, and is looking to offload a few cars at the Amelia Island Gooding and Company Auction, on the 8th of March. Amongst the cars he has one of only 55 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8's , from which only 12 were painted in Speed Yellow.
Yes, the expected BH Auction sale price is between AU$980, 270 and AU$1,372, 400 for this timeless Japanese Classic
The car is a 1973 Nissan Skyline GTR KPGC110, and is one of 197 cars built at the time, and comes up for sale at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
Yet another of our purchases/predictions turn into gold....
Yes, having purchased many of these great cars some time back, and having reported on their growth in this column along the way last year, we now concede that they have defied even our expectations. We stopped further purchases of these cars some months back, although it now seems that they have taken off again. Call now to get into one or more of the next great growth cars, with the CORRECT 52 points of authenticity (or they are worthless).
Yes, once available a short time ago for $3-4,000, now the sensational WRX has hit Modern Classic status, and so are now $20,000 plus.
The GC8 Subaru WRX was indeed an icon in the making right from the start. This was the car that began the whole "Bang for your Buck" range of special cars with 0-100 kph in around 6 seconds along with 4wd traction. Yes, these cars took on the very best from Europe, and won on value for money. They did not have had the "brand name" or the same level of interior comfort as a European car, although they more than made up for it in just outright fun. Shortly after Subaru commenced selling WRX's faster than hot cakes, Mitsubishi joined in. There was a time in Sydney when it seemed that everyone had a WRX or an EVO...........
Mitsubishi Starion's have always attracted great interest
As the first rear wheel drive Japanese turbocharged fuel injected Classic, these cars were always destined for greatness. Fortunately we purchased several of these great cars during 2016 and 2017 for $1800-$2000 each.
We have mentioned them in our recent Blog that shows some of our purchases last year
A lovely story of automotive passion.
This article contains some great images, as Jannik is a photographer.
Yes, Bitcoin has continued it's seemingly endless drop in value.
Where will crypto-currencies end up ?. Well, like every new asset, there is the boom then the bust, followed by the eventual balancing of final worth.
Thankfully Classic Cars had their boom and bust back in the early 1990's and have grown endlessly ever since. Classic Cars remain the ONLY asset class to continue growing endlessly, because of one fundamental difference. There are no original new ones being built............EVER. When they are all sold, that's it, and with some cars being the only one left, or one of 39 or so globally, the demand will always remain.
Here are the Top 25 greatest sales of 2018.
There are definitely a few suprises in this comprehensive list.
There was something for everyone at Monza last month.
Yes, Group B Audi Quattro's, Lancia 037's, Ford RS200's, Porsche RSR, Lancia Delta S4's were all there, along with some major drivers as well. Cars were driven on the F1 GP track layout, as well as meandering in and out of the adjacent forest, which made for a real Rally atmosphere.
500% return over 10 years for some Classic Car Investors
As we have always said and continue to demonstrate, the CORRECT Classic and Modern Classic Car purchases offer the greatest return on investment of any asset class. This news article by Tim Smith delves a little deeper. Call now to get the inside running on the next 42 Classic Car's to boom in value during 2019.
600 Mini's are to be assembled in one place, as a Guiness World Record is attempted.
On the 3rd of August, 2019, event organiser Brian Sankey hopes to have 600 Mini's collected together, to spell "Mini 60".
The Japanese sports car comes of age.
Fortunately we stocked up on plenty of MR2's 20 months ago, and so now we are sitting back as they boom in value. Despite the fact that the earlier AW11 has seen an en even greater rise, the later, more curvacious SW20 is picking up pace fast now. The time to buy was of course, 20 months ago !. Call us if you want to benefit from the Classic Car Industry, as it continues it's endless rise due to no more of these cars being made !. The car shown does have very high kms and many modifications, and so one can imagine what our very low km original cars are worth.
The Sydney Morning Herald has reported the fastest monthly drop since December, 2008
As we have predicted with such accuracy so many times (July the 15th, 2016, in 2017, July the 23rd, 2018 and November the 27th), property is about to fall rapidly, when all of the contributing factors that we previously mentioned in the previous news items, all combine. Fortunately, all of our work with Classic and Modern Classic Cars is also coming true !...........up, up and even further up.
Group B Rallying ended in 1986, and with it the chance to ever see the replacement for the awesome Quattro.
Group B Rallying was the fastest and most exciting era of Rallying of all time, up until recent times. It has taken 32 years to get close to replicating what was the ultimate form of motorsport between 1984 and 1986. If the new, enhanced rules for Group S had been allowed to run in 1987, we would have seen this lighter, shorter and faster car with a mid-engined layout, which would have broken the mould for Audi.
This is one special Lotus Cortina, having been driven by Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Ickx,and Sir John Whitmore
The car is also one of just three Group 5 works cars built by Lotus for the 1966 Saloon Car Championship, and carries the now legendary registration of PHK 614D