The Goodwood Festival of Speed Bonhams Auction went well last weekend.
This Land Rover Defender was one of many successful lots sold on the day, which included a Jaguar XJ220, many race and rally cars, and of course the fast descending Ferrari 328's and 308 GTB's/GTS's, which are now back to 2015 prices, which is why we never hung on to any of these models, or any 1970's Porsche 911 SC's.
As we predicted, the hype over electric "plug-in" cars may well be over.
With the extensive additional infrastructure to charge E/V's Nationwide in any country, as well as low range of these vehicles (still now, after all the advances in battery technology), it is no wonder that the population is left saying "there must be another solution". There is of course, and it is Hydrogen as most people know, due mainly to the fact that it is easy to sell at exisiting fuel stations, and the Hydrogen "fuel cell" is very easy to produce as an on board supply for existing cars and trucks using existing engines. Simple and clean with zero emissions.
How much could you have made in 2018 ?
For details of how a small handful of the Collectible and Classic Cars that we purchased across 2017-2018 performed, take a look at our Blog Article for today.
In alignment with all of our predictions surrounding the Japanese Collectible's market, it's lovely to see that the 200SX is not getting left behind.
Whilst this car is a Collector Grade Spec R, it does highlight why we have invested in so many Japanese cars 22-24 months ago, when we were paying a small fraction of what they are currently selling for.
As Australian property continues the long decline, who will embrace the new asset classes, and who will just sink ?
Just as CommSec's economist Craig James was putting the overall slump in lending for property buying down to "low inflation, lower home prices, an investor strike and competition from other asset classes", evidence of this is found by the rapidly rising price of gold (the safe-haven that many turn to when almost all other investments are crashing), as well as the very well documented and ever rising values of the correct Collectible Cars.
Will the Australian obsession with property be the undoing of many ?
When we mentioned Ford Escort's to propective Investor's 18 months ago, they laughed !.
That said, all of our European Collector friends in the Northern hemisphere have been on about these cars for 2 years now, and when they speak................we listen, and then go and purchase.
Now RS2000's are commanding some major prices, with several sold within European auctions for close to $100,000.
As always, the "right" cars make serious money.
This original and unrestored Jaguar MKII 3.8 MOD classic is a great example of the types of cars that we purchase, being so great in so many ways. This car is a great reflection of where the Collectible Car Industry is placed at this moment.
The estimated sale price for this special DB5 is $15.8 Million (US$11M).
In keeping with all of the Collectible Cars that we invest in, this article by Hagerty highlights just why we do what we do. It's all about investing in the right cars 12-20 months before the market catches on.
Yes, the trusty Ford Escort MKii is to be re-sold as a new car again for $110,000 ((£60,000).
Such is the demand for this iconic car, Ford's most successful Escort is to be unleashed with over 200 bhp from a Zetec engine coupled to a Mazda 6-speed transmission.
As Australia continues it's obsession with Property, wise Investors place there cash elsewhere.
The 7.30 Report tonight highlighted the fact that all of the people that are "stuck" in the falling Australian Property market that we predicted on this platform in July, 2016, are just sitting on their hands, waiting for a better day to come........ Now that is one very interesting and well structured Investment Strategy.
Thankfully there is a much, much smarter way to Invest, backed up by years of data and solid information.
Yes, we purchased several early Supercharged AW11's 18 months ago for $8-11,000............
Now thay are all worth 80-130% more than they were when purchased. The AW11's are now at their peak, and so we are on to the the next 46 makes and models that are about to boom over the next 6-12 months. Join us now, or sit at the sidelines and watch it all unfold in front of you.
The 5 second supercar that was largely ignored, now comes into it's own.
When Honda do something, they do it very well. This car was no exception, with significant input from Ayrton Senna and many others to create a wonderful and well-balanced Supercar that was, and is, superb. Just because the badge at the front does not feature a prancing horse does not detract from this car's abilities in any way.
These great late 1980's/1990's cars have become a true treasure.
We were busy acquiring loads of these great rocketships over the past 24 months, grabbing them before they became extinct.
As always, our efforts are now rewarded with 243% growth across another short period of time, while property continues it's decline, down, down, down.
Yes, Toyota have now joined so many other manufacturers that have indentified the booming Collectible Car Industry.
GR Heritage Parts is the name being given to the project, which will make the task of restoring Supra's to their original condition so much simpler. Now that values are rising so fast, many, many people are getting into the Japanese sector of the market, and reaping enormous benefits of having done so.
As more and more people "Catch on" to Investments with REAL upside, the traditional Investments are now being left way behind.
We are seeing so many people switching their SMSF funds from property over to Collectible Cars, a trend that began two years ago and has accelerated in recent months.