<![CDATA[autosausage.com - Blog]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:37:02 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[I'm beat!]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:01:55 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/im-beatWow, hosting two podcasts is exhausting!  My career podcast for kids, Learn From Others, is doing well and kind of on cruise control except for editing.  I'm so tired of deleting "ums", "likes" and moments of silence but I gotta do what I gotta do.  This auto podcast is so much fun!  But I'm stumbling on great opportunities for content...there is SO MUCH I WANT TO COVER!  Just over the last two days I stopped in on a repair/restoration shop for mostly British cars called Kane Motorcars.  A cool Stag and Healey 3000 was outside and a Porsche 912 and Sunbeam Tiger inside!  That is just the tip of the iceberg and pics are on Instagram.  They will be a guest one day.

Then I stopped by a legit restoration shop that was working on such high-end cars I was not allowed to take any pictures...except for this one.
The stuff in the back was crazy and I told the owner I needed a bib for my drool.  Hopefully he will be a guest soon.

Today I stopped by Copley Motorcars on my way to my hotel and it is one of my favorite spots to visit in the Boston area.  A lot of 993s, Ferraris and Defenders.  Pics coming to Instagram and Facebook soon so stay tuned.

I also talked to the folks at J. White who specialize in restoring Land Rovers.  Great folks and I may visit tomorrow if time permits...another possible guest.

Who do you want me to talk too? If you know of someone, shoot me a note and I will follow up.  So much fun stuff to do!  Thanks again, Greg
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<![CDATA[026:  The Ugliest Cars @ Monterey]]>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/026-the-ugliest-cars-monterey
Hey folks, today I’m going to review the ugliest cars at Monterey Car Week.  There are some REALLY interesting cars coming up for auction that…make my eyes hurt.  These are ugly cars that still somehow end up being awesome.  So in no particular order…here we go.
1927 FORD "CALIFORNIA STAR" (Mecum)
One of the few fully-custom, completely hand-built cars in the Blackie Gejeian collection, the California Star stands out from any crowd it finds itself in for a long list of reasons ending with a well-documented controversy surrounding its entry into the 1984 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster competition at the famed Oakland Roadster Show.
  • GREG’S DESCRIPTION – picture a red doorstop with wheels and a Remington electric razor grill
  • ESTIMATE - $100,000 - $150,000
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • Designed by Don Verner and built by Ron Covell
    • 1984 America's Most Beautiful Roadster award winner
    • 2 1/2 year collaboration and custom design from a clean slate
    • The fabrication of the body, tube chassis and suspension took 2,400 hours to complete
    • One of the first mid-engine street rods
    • Hand-formed aluminum body
    • True racing car suspension geometry and space frame chassis
    • Ferrari Red paintwork by Bob Acosta
    • Tan Connolly leather interior by Dave Putnam
    • Turbocharged Chevrolet V-6 engine
    • Automatic transmission
    • Rotors from Strange Engineering
    • Wilwood calipers, Spax shocks
    • Porsche 911 rack and pinion steering
    • Custom radiator and support
    • Custom front tilt hood
    • Stainless steel exhaust
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-381072/1927-ford-california-star/
 
1951 STUDEBAKER MANTA RAY (Mecum)
Featured in the February 1954 Issue of Rod and Custom
  • GREG’S DESCRIPTION – Cross-eyed Narwhale with an extra flipper.  Captain Nemo design theme that went pointy.
  • ESTIMATE - $200,000 - $300,000
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • The famous Manta Ray custom built by Glen Hire and Vernon Antoine
    • Design inspired by Harley Earl's 1951 XP-8 Le Sabre
    • Featured in the February 1954 issue of Rod and Custom magazine
    • Displayed at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours as part of the Concepts Beyond Detroit Class
    • Featured in an episode of Chasing Classic Cars with Wayne Carini
    • Custom fiberglass body molded into 14 sections
    • 1951 Studebaker chassis chopped 3 inches in length from frame rails
    • Scratch-built nose cone
    • Triple tail lamps from a 1952 Lincoln
    • Originally equipped with a 232 CI Studebaker
    • Currently outfitted with Dual Quad Cadillac V-8 with a 3-speed manual transmission
    • Stewart Warner instruments and Plymouth speedometer
    • Cone-shaped steering housing with 1953 Lincoln wheel
    • Originally finished in Gold, refinished in a shade of Light Pink
    • The one-of-a-kind 1951 Studebaker Manta Ray went from vision to road-going reality at the hands of two North American Aviation Company employees from the guided missile and jet aircraft divisions. Inspired by Harley Earl's 1951 XP-8 Le Sabre and jet aircraft of the era, Glen Hire and Vernon Antoine poured more than 4,000 hours of sweat and tears into the project before the Manta Ray emerged from their home garage in Whittier, California, as a testament to their evolved design and engineering skills.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-381149/1951-studebaker-manta-ray/
 
1933 CHEVROLET ALEX TREMULIS DESIGN CAR (Mecum)
Displayed at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair
  • GREG’S DESCRIPTION – A single-seat World War I airplane with the wings ripped off.  Propeller replaced with a manscaping razor and the whole thing has been underwater for 20 years
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    • Designed by Alex Tremulis
    • Displayed at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair
    • Documented with vintage photos of Tremulis in the car with Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Chief Designer Gordon Buehrig
    • After Buehrig moved on from ACD, Tremulis became their new chief designer
    • Tremulis made an impact at ACD by adding the iconic chromed exhaust pipes that distinguished the supercharged Cord 812 from its naturally aspirated brethren
    • After ACD collapsed, Tremulis worked for General Motors and Briggs Manufacturing, which built bodies for Chrysler, Ford and Packard
    • Tremulis is best known for designing the 1948 Tucker
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-388751/1933-chevrolet-alex-tremulis-design-car/
 
2016 Ariel Atom 3S Roadster
  • GREG’S DESCRIPTION – A macho hummingbird that mated with a shrimp…exoskeleton visible
  • DESCRIPTION
    • Silver chassis, red / black body panels, carbon fiber wings.
    • Only 845 miles of gentle driving to break in the motor.
    • 365 Turbocharged horsepower and weighs just 1350 lbs.
    • Same power to weight ratio as La Ferrari or McLaren P1!
    • One owner, never tracked, fully street legal.
    • 2.4L i-VTEC Honda motor with turbocharger. 365HP/310 lb/ft.
    • 3.7 lbs./HP. 0-60 MPH under 2.8 seconds.
    • Alcon brakes, JRI adjustable dampers, Toyo R888 tires.
    • 6-speed synchro-mesh trans with limited slip differential.
    • Adjustable traction control and brake bias.
    • Full glass windscreen, Lexan clear side panels.
    • Carbon fiber adjustable front and rear wings.
    • F/R towing hooks, integrated fire extinguisher system.
    • Custom seat padding, floor mats, CF instrument panel.
    • MSRP $98,650.
https://russoandsteele.com/vehicle-details/?show_vehicle=174593&current_index=0&total_results=93&tsauction_id=203&=&caryear=&caryearto=&search_text=&page=featured&showpage=10
 
1953 Allard J2X Le Mans
  • Greg’s Description – Pug nosed, long-hood, asymmetric with a goiter profile.  Everything other than the hood is perfect!
  • Estimate: $450,000 - $600,000
  • Description
    • Extraordinarily Rare J2X Le Mans, One of as Many as 13 Built
    • Offered from Single Family Ownership of More than 60 Years
    • Extensive Period Racing History, Including the Pebble Beach Road Races
    • Restored in the 1970s by Racing Dynamics West and Raced at the Monterey Historics
    • An Important Car Eligible for Exclusive Vintage Racing Events and Tours Worldwide
    • 331 CID Chrysler OHV Hemi V-8 Engine
    • Twin 2-Barrel Carburetors
    • Estimated 350 BHP
https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1953-allard-j2x-le-mans/
 
1952 Siata 208 CS 2+2 Berlinetta with Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone
  • Bonhams at the Quail Lodge
  • GREG’S DESCRIPTION – This is a Siata Butterface.  Gorgeous car that was hit with the ugly stick in the grill.  Picture Sony’s nose on Cher’s face.
  • ESTIMATE - US$ 850,000 - 950,000
  • DESCRIPTION
    • 1,996cc OHV All-Alloy V-8 Engine
    • Twin Weber DCF/3 Carburetors
    • 125bhp at 6,000rpm
    • 4-Speed Manual Gearbox
    • 4-Whee Independent Coil Spring Suspension
    • 4-Wheel Finned Alloy Drum Brakes
    • *A unique one-off creation
    • *Shown at the New York and Paris Motor Shows
    • *High quality restoration
    • *Italian V8 power
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25221/lot/141/?category=list&length=224&page=1
 
Runner-Ups
1948 Willys Jeepster Pro-Street Roadster
https://russoandsteele.com/vehicle-details/?show_vehicle=174404&current_index=2&total_results=93&tsauction_id=203&=&caryear=&caryearto=&search_text=&page=featured&showpage=9
2019 McLaren Senna
$1,350,000 - $1,650,000
https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0134-2019-mclaren-senna/790242
1947 DELAHAYE 135MS FIGONI ET FALASCHI NARVAL CABRIOLET
https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-381093/1947-delahaye-135ms-figoni-et-falaschi-narval-cabriolet/
 
Thanks for joining us again this week!  I’ll talk to you again next week!
About The Collector Car Podcast
The Collector Car Podcast is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading The Collector Car Contest and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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<![CDATA[025:  Ferrari Brand Ambassador Adam Jaklitsch]]>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/025-ferrari-brand-ambassador-adam-jaklitsch
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​​About The Collector Car Podcast
The Collector Car Podcast is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading The Collector Car Contest and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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<![CDATA[024:  The Best Car at each Auction House @ Monterey]]>Thu, 01 Aug 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/024-the-best-car-at-each-auction-house-monterey
Hello Auto Enthusiast!  Welcome to the newly renamed Collector Car Podcast.  I’m digging deep into Monterey Car Week and on today’s podcast I review the best car at each of the different auction houses.  I’ll review the cars coming up for sale at RM Sotheby’s, Gooding, Mecum, Worldwide and Russo & Steele.
I will be posting new podcasts every three or four days leading up to the big weekend.  The next podcast is “The Ugliest Cars @ Monterey That are still Awesome”.  Before anyone gets upset, be sure to hear that…that are still awesome…they just hurt my eyes.  If you’ve been on The Collector Car Podcast website, you know the cover art for this episode includes a McLaren Senna.  Be sure to listen to see where that one falls.
For this episode, the six cars I’ve picked from each of the auction houses are also the cars for The Collector Car Contest that is open now.  If you guess the closest total bid price, you win about $200 worth of Star Wars autographs.  Go to thecollectorcarpodcast.com for more details.  A quick reminder on how this contest works.  You enter what you think they will sell for on the Contest tab and watch the auctions!  The winner will be announced on this podcast the following week.  To play, you will have to enter your email address, but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is nd published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all six cars wins!  A quick congratulations to “Crutz” for winning Contest #6.  He won $240 worth of beef jerky, dog treats and car care items.  A special thanks to our sponsors for that contest…Tillamooka, Black Magic and Cosmo Snak Shack!
Here are the top cars for Monterey with my analysis for the contest.  I’m launching the YouTube channel now so if you are more of a visual person, you can see what I’m talking about there.  All of the links will be on my blog at TCCP.com.
 
The Best Car from RM Sothebys and the ENTIRE AUCTION!
How much will the 1939 Porsche Type 64 (Lot F83) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $25M-$35M
    • Condition #4
    • Comments – The only one and unrepeatable
    • Official Guess – $27.8M
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $
    • Post Auction Comments –                          
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - NA
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - NA
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – NA
  • Auction Link – https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0031-1939-porsche-type-64/776606
  • Description
    • The antecedent of Porsche’s historical evolution
    • The first and sole remainder of the three examples believed completed
    • Personal car driven by both Prof. Dr. h.c. Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferry Porsche
    • The oldest car to ever wear Porsche’s iconic wide-font script badge
    • Owned for 46 years by the successful private racing driver Otto Mathé
    • Raced in Austria from 1949 to 1953; class win at the 1951 Austrian Alpenfahrt
    • 70-year documented chain of three private owners since the Porsche family
    • Sympathetically freshened to highlight its extreme originality
    • Recently and thoroughly inspected by Porsche specialist Andy Prill
    • The most historically important Porsche ever publicly offered
 
The Best Car from Mecum
How much will the 1954/1959 FERRARI 0432M (Lot F113) sell for?  This is Dana’s car!
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $5.5M - $7.2M
    • Condition #2
    • Comments – Big Ferrari with convoluted past will still sell for big money!
    • Official Guess – $
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $10.8M for ’59 250 GT SWB, ’54 Europa $2M
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $9.4M, $1.75M
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – down
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/CA0819-380992/19541959-ferrari-0432m/
  • Description
    • Chassis type 504
    • Engine type 11/ (engine described on assembly sheets as ”Prototipo 250/GT”)
    • Gearbox type 50 1/279 internal #6/MD
    • Pinin Farina Job #12594
    • The Prototipo 3.0L short-block Colombo V-12 engine in 0432M was the prototype for the 250/GT, thus the basis for the 250 GT Tour de France, 250 Testa Rossa, 250 SWB and 250 GTO. This is a very important engine in Ferrari’s history. This new engine helped usher in a romantic golden era of touring/racing success that has helped make Ferrari the world’s most powerful brand to this day.
    • Ferrari 250 Monza PF Spyder
    • 1959 Reconfigured by Ferrari with pontoon fenders
 
The Best Car from Russo & Steele
How much will the 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster 289 (Lot 8120) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Great car with great colors will bring a strong price
    • Official Guess – $950k
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $1.35M
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $925k
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Slight down
  • Auction Link – https://russoandsteele.com/vehicle-details/?show_vehicle=174499&current_index=0&total_results=93&tsauction_id=203&=&caryear=&caryearto=&search_text=&page=featured&showpage=1
  • Description
    • Desirable late-production model w/ rack-and-pinion steering
    • Original colors of red with black leather interior
    • Recent, comprehensive restoration to factory specifications
    • Complete and extensive ownership history since new
    • A “clean” documented history in the Shelby American Registry
    • 2017 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance – Palmetto Award
    • Accepted and shown on the field at Amelia Island in 2018
    • Retains ORIGINAL tag from AC CARS Ltd. w/ proper stampings
    • Extensive and exceedingly rare Factory Documentation:
    • Photo of car brand new w/ original owner in the summer 1965
    • Original Shelby American order sheet specific to CSX 2328
    • Original customer copy of the bill of sale & canceled check
    • Factory brochure, factory invoices, & photos of restoration
    • Factory side vents, Ford electrics w/ Stewart Warner gauges
    • Fitted w/ BRAND NEW chrome wire wheels & Michelin XWX tires
 
The Best Car from Gooding
How much will the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (Lot 044) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $11.5 - $13.5
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Not the best color but will bring big money
    • Official Guess – $
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $15.3M
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $12.4M
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Flat, slight down
    • Goodings Estimate Range: $11M - $13M
  • Auction Link – https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1958-ferrari-250-gt-lwb-california-spider-3/
  • Description
    • An Elegant Early Production LWB California Spider
    • Desirable Covered-Headlight Example with Period SCCA Racing History
    • Provenance Includes Noted Ferrari Collectors Gerald Roush and Tony Wang
    • No-Expense-Spared, Platinum Award-Winning Restoration by Motion Products Inc.
    • Matching Numbers, Ferrari Classiche Certified, and Documented by Marcel Massini
    • Offered with Books, Tool Roll, Restoration Records, and More
The Best Car from Bonhams
How much will the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Center-Seat Spyder with Coachwork by Wendler (Lot 144) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $2.5M-$3.4M
    • Condition #2
    • Comments – Single seater will hurt and big ticket Porsches are declining slightly
    • Official Guess – $2.9M
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - NA
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - NA
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – NA
    • Recent sales $2.8M-$3.8M
  • Auction Link – https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25221/lot/144/?category=list&length=224&page=1
  • Description
  • Chassis no. 718-028
  • Engine no. 90220
  • 1,587cc DOHC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
  • Dual Weber 46 IDM1 Carburetors
  • 150+bhp at 7,200rpm
  • 5-Speed Manual Transaxle
  • 4-Wheel Independent Suspension
  • 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
  • *OA Winner GP of Leopoldville and 1000 KN Buenos Aires
  • *One of just a handful Center-seat RSKs produced
  • *Highly original example retaining original engine, gearbox and bodywork
  • *Eligible for the most exclusive driving and concours events globally
 
The Best Car from Worldwide
How much will the 1955 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SS (Lot 26) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $320k-$390k
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Single seater will hurt and big ticket Porsches are declining slightly
    • Official Guess – $345k
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $418k
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $202k
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Flat/slight down
  • Auction Link – https://worldwide-auctioneers.com/auctions/car-details/index.php?id=67&rid=2
  • Description
    • Highly desirable third Series 1900
    • Lightweight aluminum coachwork
    • Superb restoration, stunning design
    • Desirably optioned and road ready
    • Eligible for a plethora of rallies and events including the Mille Miglia
 
Thanks for joining us again this week!  I’ll talk to you again next week!
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
 
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<![CDATA[023:  Five Awesome Cars at Monterey that are not Ferraris or Porsches!]]>Thu, 25 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/023-five-awesome-cars-at-monterey-that-are-not-ferraris-or-porsches
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to the newly renamed Collector Car Podcast.  My goal is to help you buy your dream car…wisely.  How do you do this?  Know the market trends so you do not get burned.
Today, I’m going to review the results of Game #7 and tee up the big Monterey Auction Game.
  • But first, I have to talk about Paul Newman’s Porsche…again.
  • Found 1963 IMSA racer
  • The Taj Garaj auction…I will be there.
  • In preparation for the Monterey Auction, I’m going to post multiple podcasts highlighting some of the awesome cars that will be sold in August.  Future episodes include:
    • Five Best Porsches, Exotic Cars, Ferraris and the Best Car from Each Auction House
    • Five Cars that will break records
    • Five Cars that will disappoint
1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV
  • Coachwork by Pinin Farina
  • Estimate: $6,000,000 - $8,000,000
  • Chassis: AR1361.00128/Engine: AR1311.00508
  • *Please note that this vehicle is titled AR300000128
  • One of the Most Significant Postwar Alfa Romeos Extant
  • Exotic Competition Chassis Clothed in Spectacular Pinin Farina Coachwork
  • An Important Show Car Featured in Numerous Books on the Marque and Model
  • Displayed at the Paris, Torino, and Geneva Motor Shows from 1956 to 1960
  • Well-Documented Provenance; Owned by Noted Collectors for the Past 40 Years
  • First in Class at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and Best of Show at Salon Privé
  • 3,495 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Six Weber 48DOM Carburetors
  • 275 BHP at 6,500 RPM
  • 5-Speed Manual Gearbox
  • 4-Wheel Hydraulic Finned Aluminum Drum Brakes, Inboa
  • https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1953-alfa-romeo-6c-3000-cm-superflow-iv/
 
1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe
  • Multiple Award Winner at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® | Raced in the 1940 Mille Miglia as a Tipo 256 Spider Siluro
  • One-Off Coachwork by Touring
  • Estimate: $2,750,000 - $3,500,000
  • Chassis: 915014
  • Engine: 923810
  • Rare Prewar Competition Alfa Romeo Developed by Scuderia Ferrari
  • Competed in Eight Races During 1939 and in the 1940 Mille Miglia
  • Fitted in 1941 with Elegant One-Off Coupe Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring
  • Formerly Owned by Acclaimed Automotive Historian Angelo Tito Anselmi
  • Exquisite Restoration; First in Class, Mille Miglia Trophy, and Bulgari Award Winner at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®
  • Presented with Exhaustive History File, Owner’s Manual, Literature, and Tool Kit
  • 2,443 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Three Weber 36 DO2 Carburetors
  • 125 HP at 4,800 RPM
  • 4-Speed Manual Gearbox (Original)
  • 4-Wheel Hydraulic Finned Aluminum Drum Brakes
  • Front Independent Racing Suspension with Coil Springs and Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
  • Rear Swing-Arm Racing Suspension with Longitudinal Torsion Bars and Dampers
  • https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1939-alfa-romeo-tipo-256-coupe/
 
The Most Celebrated Modern Supercar: McLaren F1 'LM-Specification'
 
1984 Lancia Rally 037 Stradale
 
1967 Ford Mustang TransAm Car
  • Built by Kar Kraft in Detroit 1967 to win the SCCA Trans Am
  • Driven by Bob Johnson 1967 Trans Am race green Valley Texas
  • Driven by Don Sessler & Fred Van Buren at Mid Ohio 1967
  • This is 1 of 26 Notchbacks Kar kraft builtre to race in 1967
  • Has been a racecar since 1967 never titled or street driven
  • Complete restoration 2017-2018 2 hours race time on the car
  • Competes in the Historic Trans Am Series, gold medallion car
  • 289 cu in 2 Holley four barrels, Ford Race intake manifold
  • 3 sets of wheels (one set magnesium, one set alum and steel)
  • Documentation with Race log books and complete history
  • Spares include new set of race tires, original drivers seat
  • Car is race ready, legal SCCA, HMSA, HTA, SVRA vintage races
  • Competed in Rolex Monterey Historics for 5 years in Trans Am
  • 289 with 430 HP on engine dyno 2 hours run time on motor
  • Car is exactly the same livery and FIA homologation specs
 
Now onto the Collector Car Contest.  A quick reminder on how this contest works.  I pick five cool cars from an upcoming auction. You enter what you think they will sell for on the Contest tab at www.AutoSausage.com.  You will have to enter your email address, but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!
Here are the results of the Collector Car Contest #7 which focused on the Mecum Denver Auction
 
How much will the 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR EDITION (Lot F83) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $35,000-$45,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Low mileage, perfect yet still gaudy pace car will get close to top estimate
    • Official Guess – $43,200
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $26,950
    • Post Auction Comments – Desperate seller takes a huge hit                        
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $44,100
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $26,300
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Flat
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377611/1998-chevrolet-corvette-pace-car-edition/
  • Description
    • Bloomington Gold Certified
    • NCRS Top Flight
    • Believed to be 4,200 miles
    • 6 speed
How much will the 1972 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER CST (Lot F177) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $36,500-$45,500
    • Condition #3
    • Comments – Desirable K5 but in weird color will cool sales trend
    • Official Guess – $43,900
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –  $41,800
    • Post Auction Comments – Sold as expected
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $78,600
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $27,400
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Up hard last 12 months…almost doubled in price
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377705/1972-chevrolet-k5-blazer-cst/
  • Description
    • 350 CI engine
    • New tires, no rust & new interior
    • Redone fiberglass top
    • Upgraded air conditioning & rebuilt transmission
    • New brakes, new front bushings & new paint
    • Believed to be 84,764 miles
    • Odd yellow color
How much will the 1964 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW DELUXE BUS (Lot S78) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $47,500-$62,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Everything German and air-cooled is hot including slow vans and this one will hit close to the top valuation.
    • Official Guess – $58,750
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $100,000
    • Post Auction Comments – I missed the estimate on this one but it should have sold at the high bid                        
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $65,900
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $21,700
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Flat
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377936/1964-volkswagen-21-window-deluxe-bus/
  • Description
    • Professional restoration performed less than 100 miles ago
    • Received numerous best of show awards
    • Rebuilt 1500cc engine
    • 12-volt conversion
    • 4-speed manual transmission
    • Turquoise and Sea Blue with Turquoise interior
    • Correct interior piping and door panels
    • Filmed in a documentary featuring an Olympic Gold medalist
 
How much will the 1967 SHELBY GT500 FASTBACK LOT (Lot S100) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $220,000-$250,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Hits almost all of the boxes but declining muscle car prices and an automatic will keep this one in check.
    • Official Guess – $239,000
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $150,000
    • Post Auction Comments – No one in the audience for this great car
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $272,000
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $153,000
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Great cars are up significantly the last two years
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-386082/1967-shelby-gt500-fastback/
  • Description
    • Shelby no. 00410
    • 1 of 118 Nightmist Blue GT500s produced with automatic transmission in 1967
    • Cared for and maintained by a single collector family since the 1990s
    • 24,000 original miles with a recently completed concours rotisserie restoration
    • Original sheet metal and fiberglass
    • Proper paint daubs, overspray and Red oxide primer
    • Original Shelby tag and all VIN stamps present on inner aprons
    • Matching numbers 428 CI Police interceptor engine, balanced and blueprinted
    • Restored original Holley 600 CFM BJ/BK 4-barrel carburetors
    • Matching numbers Select-O-Matic transmission
    • Power steering, Power brakes with front discs
    • Black Decor interior, Fold-down rear seat, Extra cooling package & Factory stripe car
    • Inboard lamps, Tachometer and trip odometer, Restored original glass
    • Restored original Magstar wheels with Reproduction E70-15 Polyglas tires
    • Elite Marti Report, Delivery checklist, Original keys & Original owner's manual
 
How much will the 1989 FERRARI 328 GTS (Lot S133) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $65,000-$88,000
    • Condition #2
    • Comments – The petals are off of this rose.  Buyer is probably not realistic and it will not sell.
    • Official Guess – $65,000
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – $57,200
    • Post Auction Comments – Turns out the seller was realistic and took a hit to unload this Ferrari
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $104,000
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $47,300
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Down about 17%
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377991/1989-ferrari-328-gts/
  • Description
    • Rosso Red
    • Cream leather interior
    • Service records and book
    • 3.2L engine
    • Euro-spec Ferrari
    • Removable targa top
    • Original glass
    • Bolt service, rollers, water pump, tensioners and clutch at 50,386 KM
 
Thanks for joining us again this week!  I’ll talk to you again next week!

About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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<![CDATA[022:  What is a JDM Car and Why You Should Care]]>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:38:17 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/022-what-is-a-jdm-car-and-why-you-should-care
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Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness. Today, I’m going to give an overview of what JDM cars and why you should care.  But before we start, I want to give an update on the Auction Guessing Game.  Game #7 is live now but you have to get your guesses in by 11:59PM tonight to win over $200 of prizes.  The next Guessing game is for the Mecum Harrisburg Auction that goes from 7/31 to 8/3.  The Guessing Window will open on 7/17 and close on 7/30.  Check www.autosausage.com or a future podcast for an overview of the five cars I pick and the prizes…I’m working on some cool stuff.

A quick reminder on how does the Guessing Game works.  I pick five cool cars from an upcoming auction. You enter what you think they will sell for on the Auto Auction tab at www.AutoSausage.com.  You will have to enter your email address but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!

So what are JDM cars and why should you care?  JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market and identifies the cars that were produced in Japan and never sold in the United States.  These cars conform to Japanese regulations and the tastes of Japanese buyers.  Since they drive on the left over there, these are right hand drive cars for the most part.  In the US, JDM cars were only available on the grey market until recently.  Once a car hits the 25 year old mark, they can be imported much easier and not have to comply with crash and emission regulations.  As more cars hit this mark, more will come to the US and continue to rise in value.  JDM cars are not a big deal until you realize how awesome these cars were and we can now get most of them!  Pre-1995.

JDM cars are classified two ways.  There are either a White Plate or a Yellow Plate Car.  White Plate Cars are usually bigger, which is a regular size by US standards, more expensive and nicer than Yellow Plate Cars.  Yellow Plate Cars are usually smaller, narrower for Japanese street and cost less.  Think of your service vehicles or daily transport cars.  The White Plate Cars are more expensive to operate than the Yellow Plate Cars in every area.
Why should you care that you can now import a JDM car?
  • These cars are awesome, significantly different from US cars, fairly rare and they usually have low miles on them.  Why are there so few and have low miles?  Four reasons: tolls, traffic, public transportation, the cost to get a license and ownership costs.
    • Tolls
      • A train ride from Tokyo to Kyoto cost $120 and takes 2.5 hours.
      • It takes 6 hours in a car, costs $90 in tolls and if your hotel has parking, it costs $10-$15 per night.  Once there, you would have to pay additional tolls as you explored the area.
      • It’s about $30 per hour to drive anywhere.
    • Traffic is insane…especially in Tokyo.
    • Public transportation is prolific.  Bullet trains connect all of the larger cities.
    • Getting a driver’s license is hard and expensive..$3k.
    • Cost of Owning a Car in Japan

Which JDM cars are in demand and why?
The Toyota Corolla AE86 started the JDM trend.  Light weight, rear-engined, manual shift, easy to work on…they got a following quickly.  The Nissan Skyline GTR, Godzilla, became a legend on the video game Forza in the 1990s.  Teenagers wanted it then and today can afford them.  JDM cars are becoming mainstream.  My favorite magazine, SCM, has a “Rising Sun” article every month highlighting recent auction sales and I saw five JDM cars at the Dayton Cars & Coffee last weekend.

There is a great article on JDM Auction Watch titled The 10 Best JDM Cars You Can Buy Right Now.  Ironically, the folks at Cars Knowledge pick the same exact Top 10 for their list.  Drifted also posted a list of their best JDM cars from the nineties that matched as well but they added a few cars…the Nissan 300ZX (1989 – 2000) and the Honda NSX (1990 – 2005)…known in the US as the Acura NSX.  Generally, the Top 10 JDM cars are…
  • MAZDA RX7 FD3S (1991-2002)
  • SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI GC8 (1992-2000)
  • HONDA CIVIC SIR EG6 (Type R EK9 1997 – 2001)
  • NISSAN SILVIA S13 (1989-2002)
  • NISSAN PULSAR GTIR (1990 – 1994)
  • TOYOTA AE86
  • MITSUBISHI LANCER EVO VI (1999-2001)
  • NISSAN SKYLINE R32 GT-R (1989 -2002)
  • TOYOTA SUPRA JZA80 (1993 – 2002)
  • HONDA INTEGRA TYPE R DC2 (1995 – 2001)
There are some great JDM cars that are just funky, cool and cheap!  They might not necessarily high performance cars but they are still fun!  A few of these include… Great performance, reasonable cost, rarely seen, robust aftermarket parts and a strong car culture are just a few reasons to look at buying a JDM car.  For our next podcast, I will talk about some of the JDM dealers in the US, the cost to import your own JDM car and which one you should buy next years as more cars hit the 25 year mark.  Future podcasts will review recent auction trends, interviews with JDM suppliers and dealers and a few more surprises.
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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<![CDATA[021: Update on Paul Newman's Porsche & a lawsuit free Ford GT!]]>Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:31:27 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/021-update-on-paul-newmans-porsche-a-lawsuit-free-ford-gtCongratulations to JimK for winning the Auto Auction Guessing Game #6!  You won a Stainless-Steel Camo Tumbler, Buckhead Mechanic's Gloves and a Uranium 3-Watt LED Flashlight.
 
Game #7 is live now for the Mecum Denver Auction so make your high bid guesses for a 1967 Shelby GT 500, 1964 VW 21 Window Bus, 1989 328 Ferrari GTS, 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer and a 1998 Corvette Pace Car!  The Winner will receive ~$240 worth of Tillamook Beef Jerky, Black Magic Car Care Prizes AND Cosmo Snak Shack Dog Treats!
Remember Paul Newman’s Porsche I found in a shed in north Georgia that did not sell at Mecum Indy?  If not, hear the story here.  It resurfaced, and the update is on this week’s podcast.  Sneak peak, it’s made its way to California (no surprise), in a significant collection (no surprise) and it will be on a racetrack sometime soon (surprise?).

Missed a week?  Then check out my most recent podcasts:
·        021: Update on Paul Newman’s Porsche and a lawsuit-free Ford GT!
·        020: A Shelby GT 500, VW Bus, 328 Ferrari GTS, Chevy K5 and a Vette!
·        019: My First Experience as a Concours Judge
·        018: Mecum TV Commentator John Kraman shares his Automotive Passion!

A legendary local cruise-in spot is shutting down and all of the cars will be auctioned off soon.  The Taj Garage in Dayton, Ohio has been known for rare Porsches and I reviewed my time there on this week’s podcast.  It was the first time I saw a Porsche RS, Carrera Speedster, Carrera GT and a 356 once owned by Eva Peron.  More coming soon…
 
Finally!  Barrett Jackson has a lawsuit-free 2017 Ford GT and it’s coming up for sale.  This is a Le Mans Heritage Edition and it has never been driven with only 20 miles showing…what a shame!  This is an obvious flip to make money and goes against Ford’s application process to own one.  I wonder if they will blacklist the buyer from future sales?  I know a few folks who applied for ownership, looking at you Matt and Rick, but they were declined even though they would have driven the heck out of it!
 
The Porsche Club of America created a resource to capture all of the paint colors in a new website called Rennbow.  Get it?  Rainbow?:)  A few colors that jumped out to me included Mamba Green MetallicRiviera BlueAmaranth VioletRose Red and LE Creamsicle.  Now if only they would make a PTS filter?
Porsche Panorama’s very own Rob Sass was the driving force behind this project.  Learn more about him and how this project came to fruition on Mark Green’s Car’s Yeah podcast.
 
 Last week, I talked about my passion for cars and the Auto Sausage podcast on JoepeP’s Every Car Has A Story radio show.  Be sure to listen in: FB GROUP PAGEYouTubeTwitter.  It was a lot of fun and I hope to be on it again in the future.

Safari Porsche are a big deal right now but this is the first Safari Lamborghini I’ve seen!  It’s called the Sterrato, which is "dirt" in Italian…makes sense.
 
What have I been saying on my podcast for the last few weeks?  That there are big changes happening in the collector car market right now.  Vintage SUVs are up hard, Muscle Cars are trending down, Porsches have peaked and perfect, low mileage Asian cars from the 1990s are selling for crazy money.
Hagerty confirms this trend and mentions 25 cars losing steam including C2 & C3 Corvettes, Porsche 930s, Barracudas and Thunderbirds...even a few Mercedes:O. 
 
Barrett Jackson’s Northeast Auction highlighted what is selling.  Seven of the Top 10 cars were built after 1996!  And guess what?  Another Supra sold for stupid money…

​The remaining three were resto-mods including a crazy Ford Bronco, a Shelby Eleanor Tribute (am I the only one tired of these?) and an impressively brown 1954 Buick Special...even the driveshaft was brown!
 
Want more info on what you should buy that costs under $30k?  Then check this out.  Got a little more dough?  Then go here...my 996 made this list and was way under $30k.  To quote the article, the 996 “is still a serious bargain for a fantastic-to-drive sports car.”
 
Check out my Instagram feed to see pics from where I’ve been lately.  This includes the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, National Fairlane Show and a few other cool places.
  
Have a safe and great 4th of July tonight!  Talk to you next week!

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<![CDATA[Greg's interview on Every Car Has A Story]]>Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:52:04 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/gregs-interview-on-every-car-has-a-story
Greg was recently interviewed on the car centric radio show "Every Car Has A Story".  Listen in to hear him talk about the Auto Sausage podcast, the cars he picks as the Cool Company Car for his Learn From Others podcast and more!

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​About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.  

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<![CDATA[020: A Shelby GT 500, VW Bus, 328 Ferrari GTS, Chevy K5 and a Vette!]]>Thu, 27 Jun 2019 18:44:30 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/auto-auction-guessing-game-6-winner-announced-game-7-car-review

​Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness. Today we are going to deep dive into the five cars coming up for sale at the Mecum Denver Auction coming up in July that are in the Auto Auction Guessing Game.  The window for guessing the correct bid is open now and it closes on 7/11 and the auction dates are 7/12 and 7/13.  Thank you to all of you who have already entered.
 
What will you win?  A ton of dog treats from Cosmo’s Snack Shack AND Tillamook Beef Jerky AND Black Magic Tire Protectant with UV Guard, AND Black Magic Bleche-Wite Tire Cleaner AND Black Magic Intense Wheel & Tire Cleaner AND Gumout Multi-System Tune-Up.  I’d like to take a moment to thank Black Magic for being a sponsor of Auto Sausage.  Retail value for these items is around $220 so be sure to enter your best guesses!  As a reminder, one of our future really cool prizes is $200 worth of Star Wars autographs during the Monterey Car Week Auction Guessing Game!  You can check out all future auctions at Autosausage.com.
 
A quick reminder on how does the Guessing Game works.  I pick five cool cars from an upcoming auction. You enter what you think they will sell for on the Auto Auction tab at www.AutoSausage.com.  You will have to enter your email address but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!
 
And congratulations to JimK for winning the Guessing Game #6 which was the Mecum Portland Auction!  He won some cool prizes including a stainless steel tumbler, work gloves and a Uranium high powered flashlight.  The top five finishers are shown on the website and JimK and the total bid price for all cars was $381,108 and JimK came within $18,408.  My trend of picking cars that do not sell is continuing and only two of our five cars actual sold.  My accuracy did increase a few tens of a percent.  My accuracy across all cars whether they sold or not went up to 85.9% and my accuracy on just sold cars hit 97.8%.  As a quick review…
 
1967 TOYOTA FJ-40 LAND CRUISER (LOT F85) did not sell!
  • Greg’s Estimate Range - $38k-$52k
    • Condition #2+
    • Comments – Great colors, ready to go, key mechanics refreshed and a cool color but prices are declining
    • Official Guess - $47,500
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price – Did not sell at $37,000
    • Post Auction Comment - Aspirational seller not in touch with recent trends
 
2004 DODGE RAM SRT-10 PICKUP (Lot F139) did not sell!
  • Greg’s Estimate Range – $42-$50k
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Great low mileage example will hit a high number
    • Official Guess - $48,500
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price - $32,000
    • Post Auction Comment – It might be too early for this V-10 pickup to reach its potential
                             
1980 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT II (LOT F159) sold low
  • Greg’s Estimate Range - $20,000 - $26,000
    • Condition #4
    • Comments – Diesels are hot, Internationals are catching up to Broncos but the mods will hurt this sale
    • Official Guess - $19,800
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price - $18,700
    • Post Auction Comment – Sold as expected           
 
1973 FORD BRONCO (LOT F200) was pulled from the auction!
 
1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 FASTBACK (LOT S120) sold as expected.
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $250,000-$320,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Great car with some documentation and will sell midestimate
    • Official Guess - $279,000
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price - $275,000
    • Post Auction Comments – Sold as expected         
 
Now it is time to review our five cars for the Mecum Denver Auction Guessing Game #7!
 
How much will the 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE PACE CAR EDITION (Lot F83) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $35,000-$45,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Low mileage, perfect yet still gaudy pace car will get close to top estimate
    • Official Guess – $43,200
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $44,100
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $26,300
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Flat
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377611/1998-chevrolet-corvette-pace-car-edition/
  • Description
    • Bloomington Gold Certified
    • NCRS Top Flight
    • Believed to be 4,200 miles
    • 6 speed
How much will the 1972 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER CST (Lot F177) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $36,500-$45,500
    • Condition #3
    • Comments – Desirable K5 but in weird color will cool sales trend
    • Official Guess – $43,900
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $78,600
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $27,400
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Up hard last 12 months…almost doubled in price
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377705/1972-chevrolet-k5-blazer-cst/
  • Description
    • 350 CI engine
    • New tires, no rust & new interior
    • Redone fiberglass top
    • Upgraded air conditioning & rebuilt transmission
    • New brakes, new front bushings & new paint
    • Believed to be 84,764 miles
    • Odd yellow color
How much will the 1964 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW DELUXE BUS (Lot S78) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $47,500-$62,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Everything German and air-cooled is hot including slow vans and this one will hit close to the top valuation.
    • Official Guess – $58,750
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $65,900
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $21,700
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Flat
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377936/1964-volkswagen-21-window-deluxe-bus/
  • Description
    • Professional restoration performed less than 100 miles ago
    • Received numerous best of show awards
    • Rebuilt 1500cc engine
    • 12-volt conversion
    • 4-speed manual transmission
    • Turquoise and Sea Blue with Turquoise interior
    • Correct interior piping and door panels
    • Filmed in a documentary featuring an Olympic Gold medalist
 
How much will the 1967 SHELBY GT500 FASTBACK LOT (Lot S100) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $220,000-$250,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Hits almost all of the boxes but declining muscle car prices and an automatic will keep this one in check.
    • Official Guess – $239,000
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $272,000
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $153,000
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Great cars are up significantly the last two years
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-386082/1967-shelby-gt500-fastback/
  • Description
    • Shelby no. 00410
    • 1 of 118 Nightmist Blue GT500s produced with automatic transmission in 1967
    • Cared for and maintained by a single collector family since the 1990s
    • 24,000 original miles with a recently completed concours rotisserie restoration
    • Original sheet metal and fiberglass
    • Proper paint daubs, overspray and Red oxide primer
    • Original Shelby tag and all VIN stamps present on inner aprons
    • Matching numbers 428 CI Police interceptor engine, balanced and blueprinted
    • Restored original Holley 600 CFM BJ/BK 4-barrel carburetors
    • Matching numbers Select-O-Matic transmission
    • Power steering, Power brakes with front discs
    • Black Decor interior, Fold-down rear seat, Extra cooling package & Factory stripe car
    • Inboard lamps, Tachometer and trip odometer, Restored original glass
    • Restored original Magstar wheels with Reproduction E70-15 Polyglas tires
    • Elite Marti Report, Delivery checklist, Original keys & Original owner's manual
 
How much will the 1989 FERRARI 328 GTS (Lot S133) sell for?
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $65,000-$88,000
    • Condition #2
    • Comments – The petals are off of this rose.  Buyer is probably not realistic and it will not sell.
    • Official Guess – $65,000
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $104,000
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $47,300
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Down about 17%
  • Auction Link – https://www.mecum.com/lots/DN0719-377991/1989-ferrari-328-gts/
  • Description
    • Rosso Red
    • Cream leather interior
    • Service records and book
    • 3.2L engine
    • Euro-spec Ferrari
    • Removable targa top
    • Original glass
    • Bolt service, rollers, water pump, tensioners and clutch at 50,386 KM
 
Thanks for joining us again this week!  I’ll talk to you again next week!

​About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.

Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.  
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<![CDATA[019: My First Experience as a Concours Judge]]>Sat, 22 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/judging-my-first-concours​​Hey it’s Greg Stanley with Auto Sausage where we Grind Together Automotive Awesomeness.  

As a reminder, the Auto Auction Guessing Game #6 is now closed and I will announce the winner on next week’s podcast.  You can submit your guesses for Game #7 starting Friday, June 28th and the guessing window closes on July 11th.  I will post five cool cars from the Meucm Denver Auction.  Additional information is available at AutoSausage.com.

A quick shout out to Ron from the cars and coffee in Saratoga Springs a few weeks ago.  Thanks for bringing out your awesomely orange Chevy K5!

Today, I’m going to talk about my first experience as a Concours Judge.  I was honored to be asked to judge in the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance a few weeks ago.  This is the second longest Concours east of the West Coast, and the 4th longest in the United States.  It was founded in 1978 and all of the proceeds benefit The Arthritis Foundation, with a special focus on Juvenile Arthritis (JA).

I’ve been volunteering with them for several years as their Parking Lot Sign Set Up Guy to their “go-for” whatever they needed during the Hanger Party to being a Shuttle Bus Driver to leading the Countryside Tour this year.  We had around 60 cars caravaning through the Ohio countryside ending up at Doran Racing where we were given a tour of their shop.  You can see pictures from this event on my Instagram page @AutoSausage.

Getting back to Concours judging, I honestly didn’t know what to expect.  I’ve judged “Trailered Driven” muscle cars for years.  Usually this is where a car is judged against the as-new factory standard and receives points, based on originality.  These cars do not go against each other, but the factory standard.  So if you had a bunch of great cars at the show, they all could receive Gold Awards.

At these events you have to know crazy specific facts such as how much red oxide primer overspray should be on the floor pans, to which metal parts should have a zinc dichromate finish to which type of bungee grommet was used on the spare tire in 1964 verses 1965.  These events can get a little nuts...but I like them. I was once told that you first need to know what is correct in order to understand what you are looking at when buying a classic car. For example, if you are looking at a 1965 Mustang and you notice it has a 1966 grill, a reproduction front bumper and a resprayed fender from China, it probably was in a front end wrecked at some point.  The car may be fine, but these observations would tell you that you need to take a closer look in that area.

Judging a Concours d’Elegance was totally different...and it was in a good way.  The standard for entry was incredibly high so right off you knew you were reviewing a great group of cars.  Because each class has a variety of cars, no one can know the correctness of every nut and bolt like you would in a brand or make specific show such as a  NCRS or MCA show. Each class will have one “Best of Class” so it was important to revisit the standard that was set as the cars were judged.

I’ve been a spectator and volunteer at the Cincinnati Concours for years.  Even with all of this fancy car show experience, I had some preconceived notions of what my judging experience would be like.  These mostly came from reading the Sports Car Market magazine, watching Jay Leno’s Garage and listening to Spike Feresten’s Automotive podcast.  Leno would often comment that only at Pebble Beach would you see millionaires competing with billionaires for a little trophy.
A few of my initial questions included, do judges wear white gloves?  Will I get a straw hat? Will I have my own clipboard or will I share one with the other judges?  Is the caviar at the brunch sturgeon or beluga? Ok, so I’m kidding a bit here but I really did not know what to expect.  Here’s what I found out.

First, folks work hard, really hard, putting on these car shows.  Volunteers begin working on next years Concours as soon as the show is over.  Months of meetings, fundraising events and overcoming logistical obstacles occur to put great cars on display at a great event every year.

Second, the Cincinnati Concours is all about creating an amazing experience for the participants and spectators.  Every year 200 premier collector vehicles are displayed in the formal gardens of historic Ault Part and there is a classic pavilion overlooking the show field that houses the automotive art show, brunch, and a craft beer garden.
Third, the Judges are awesome.  The Concours continues to elevate the experience level of the judges every year.  This years’ Head Judge was Kip Wasenko who made Cadillac cool again with his “Art & Science” design.  He challenged the judges to choose the best entry based on the “elegance of design, presence among the class and uniqueness of engineering.”  I will come back to that in a second.

I was asked to assist judging the Sports Classic, through 1959 class.  This class included three Porsches from a 356A Coupe to a Speedster, a few BMW microcars and other sports cars from the era.  I was fortunate to have some solid judging partners leading the way through the show field. Both Phillip Doty and John Meyer have many years of concours judging experience and I leaned on them heavily when I had a question.  Phillip was really great in making sure that we revisited the standard we were setting as we judged each car. I quickly found that because the quality of the cars was so high, the margin that separated them from each other was really, really minute.  A difference in a point or two would determine who was “Best of Class”.

For each car we would meet the owner and thank them owner for bringing such a great car to the show.  It is their willingness to share with others that keeps the Concours going. Phillip would ask them to give us an overview of the car and point out anything of note we should know about.

After we judge all cars, it was clear the competition for Best of Class was between a 1955 Mercedes Gullwing from Waterford, MI and a 1955 Sunbeam Alpine from Bucyrus, OH.  Both were gorgeous, meticulously restored and had great stories. The Alpine was the conduit of a 50 year love story between two Ohio farmers. And the Gullwing was driven down from Detroit in the rain for the show and participated in the Countryside Tour just the day before.  

As we discussed the pros and cons for each car, we kept revisiting the direction given by Head Judge Kip Wasenko to choose the best entry based on the “elegance of design, presence among the class and uniqueness of engineering.”  It became clear that with its racing heritage, tubular frame design and iconic gullwing doors, the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL was our “Best of Class” winner.

We submitted our results and gathered our ribbons for presentation.  I was deeply touched by the incredible response from the Alpine owners, John Rindfuss and his wife.  When they received their First Place ribbon, they were so thankful they teared up...then I teared up and it became my most memorable moment of the show.  Marc Dutton, the owner of the Mercedes Gullwing and the Best of Class Winner, could not be found. Apparently, the bunch was so good, he was still enjoying himself as we were trying to find him.  This was another special moment as he received his award with his three sons present.

Other judges included Ray Schaffer from Porsche Classic and Tom Peters who is most famously known for leading the design of C6 and C7 Corvettes, as well as the fifth-generation Camaro.  Needless to say, I was humbled to be included in such a group! Hopefully they will ask me back next year:) Both Ray and Tom will be future guests on my educational podcast for students called Learn From Others as well as Auto Sausage so be sure to check those out as well!

A huge wave of relief went over me as all of my Concours weekend duties were officially over.  I found my wife and our friends that came to experience their first Concours. We stayed for my favorite part of the Concours where the Best of Class winners line up for the award presentation.  I love hearing the cars start up and parade around the Ault Park Gardens. I fell in love with a semi-new Ford GT and spontaneously told the driver of a 1927 Isotta Franschini that their car was my favorite.  Ironically, the Isotta won the Best of Show and a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette SS from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum won the Best of Show Esprit de Sport Award. The theme this year was Mid-Century Modern cars from 1948 to 1965.  I found a Desoto Adventurer and a Chrysler New Yorker I could not stop taking pictures of and both were 1958 convertibles.

As I said earlier, I didn’t know what to expect when judging my first Concours d’Elegance but I do now.  It is a tremendous experience where you meet great folks on the show field, as a volunteer and in the judge’s tent.  And, you get your own clipboard. That is all for this week. Be sure to tune in next week when I announce the Auto Auction Guessing Game Winner, review five cool cars for our next game and a market review of seven AC Cobra that recently came up for sale.  I’ll see you then!

​About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.

Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.  
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<![CDATA[​018: Mecum TV Commentator John Kraman shares his Automotive Passion!]]>Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/018-mecum-tv-commentator-john-kraman-shares-his-automotive-passion
Our next Auto Sausage Guessing Game is open now!  It is for Mecum’s Portland Oregon auction and the Guessing Window closes 6/19.  The auction dates are 6/20 and 6/21 and to learn more go to Mecum.com.  What will you win this round?  You’ll win great car care prizes including Buckhead Mechanics Gloves, a Uranium LED Flashlight and a stainless steel tumblers totaling about $70.
To play the Guessing Game, go to www.AutoSausage.com and I’m going to review the five cool cars…right now.  Actually, SUVs.
Mecum did not post any estimates and as always, I will use the Hagerty Price Guide for reference.
PORTLAND 2019 JUNE 21-22
1967 TOYOTA FJ-40 LAND CRUISER (LOT F85)
  • Greg’s Estimate Range - $38k-$52k
    • Condition #2+
    • Comments – Great colors, ready to go, key mechanics refreshed and a cool color but prices are declining
    • Official Guess - $47,500
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments -
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $80,800
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $28,900
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Slight down
  • Auction Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/PJ0619-376943/1967-toyota-fj-40-land-cruiser/
  • Description
    • Matching numbers 3.9L 6-cylinder engine
    • 4-wheel drive
    • Comprehensive frame-off restoration
    • 300 miles since restoration
    • Upgraded 4-speed transmission with the original 3-speed transmission included
    • Locking hubs
    • Original cluster and instruments
    • New Toyota OEM wheels-hubs and new 31X10,5 R15-GY all terrain tires
    • New replicated upholstery from original era
    • New clutch, new starter, new battery
    • Upgraded electronic ignition
    • Upgraded master cylinder brakes two circuit
    • New aluminum radiator upgrade conserving similar style
    • Mechanical and electrical parts checked and restored
    • Mostly Gold Cadmium and zinc plated fasteners
    • Never cut modified, abused or off-roaded
    • Two owners since 1967 until Classic Cars Club purchased in 2015
    • DMV records from original Toyota shipment from Japan 1967 to the present
 
2004 DODGE RAM SRT-10 PICKUP (Lot F139)
  • Greg’s Estimate Range – $42-$50k
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Great low mileage example will hit a high number
    • Official Guess - $48,500
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price -
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $45,500
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $25,000
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Up strong most recent 12 months
  • Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/PJ0619-376997/2004-dodge-ram-srt-10-pickup/
  • Description
    • 500 HP V-10 engine
    • 6-speed manual transmission
    • Believed to be 6,900 miles
                            
1980 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT II (LOT F159)
  • Greg’s Estimate Range - $20,000 - $26,000
    • Condition #4
    • Comments – Diesels are hot, Internationals are catching up to Broncos but the mods will hurt this sale
    • Official Guess - $19,800
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price -
    • Post Auction Comments –                         
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $43,900
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $20,500
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Up hard recently
  • Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/PJ0619-377017/1980-international-scout-ii/
  • Description
    • Intercooled L634T Cummins turbo diesel engine
    • Champion aluminum radiator
    • T19 4-speed manual transmission
    • 4-wheel drive with locking hubs
    • New Rough Country 4-inch suspension lift
    • Winch with interior and exterior control
    • Anti-theft removable wooden steering wheel
    • New tubular roll cage
    • Air conditioning
    • Soft top by Soft Topper
    • Old-style Scout grille
    • Custom bumpers with bumper bar light
    • HID headlamps
    • Interior bedliner protection
    • Custom La Cucaracha horn
    • New 33-inch Mickey Thompson tires, including spare, on new steel wheels
    • New Kenwood stereo with two JL Audio 8-inch subwoofers and amplifier
    • Military colors with Tan interior
 
1973 FORD BRONCO (LOT F200)
  • Greg’s Estimate Range - $35,500-$48,500
    • Condition #2-
    • Comments – Solid Bronco will be hampered by condition and exterior color
    • Official Guess - $41,500
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price –
    • Post Auction Comments –
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $87,900
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $35,800
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Up strong and leveled off recently                            
  • Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/PJ0619-377058/1973-ford-bronco/
  • Description
    • 302 CI V-8 engine
    • Ford C4 3-speed automatic transmission
    • New fuel system and new steering
    • New braking and suspension parts
    • Custom headlight and tail light bezels and lenses
    • 15 inch factory sourced and refurbished wheels and hubcaps
    • Tuffy locking center console
    • Aftermarket radio with bluetooth
    • Original radio remains in dash
 
1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 FASTBACK (LOT S120)
  • Greg’s Estimate Range: $250,000 - $320,000
    • Condition #1
    • Comments – Great car with some documentation and will sell midestimate
    • Official Guess - $279,000
    • Top Bid/Final Hammer Price - $
    • Post Auction Comments –                         
  • Valuation
    • Hagerty Condition #1 - $391,000
    • Hagerty Condition #3 - $200,000
    • Hagerty 3 Year Sales Trend – Trending down slightly
  • Auction Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/PJ0619-377308/1969-ford-mustang-boss-429-fastback/
  • Description
  • KK no. 1886
  • 2 year restoration
  • One of 850 produced in 1969
  • Original build sheet
  • 2 shipping invoices
  • Deluxe Marti Report
  • Boss 429/375 HP 820 T engine
  • Close ratio 4-speed transmission
  • 3.91 Traction-lok rear end
  • Competition suspension
  • Front disc brakes
  • Power steering
  • Factory smog system
  • Rimblow steering wheel
  • Woodgrain interior accents
  • Black deluxe upholstery
  • Dual sport mirrors with left remote
  • 15 in chrome Magnum 500 wheels
  • Goodyear Polyglas F-60 tires
  • Red Oxide undercarriage with correct markings
  • Highly detailed throughout
  • Refinished in the original Candy Apple Red
Good luck playing the Guessing Game!  And now I’d like to introduce Mecum’s very own John Kraman.  John how are you doing today?  And as promised, I’d like to welcome our guest for today, John Kraman. 
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.  
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<![CDATA[Greg will be judging at the Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance this weekend!]]>Fri, 07 Jun 2019 17:07:23 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/greg-will-be-judging-at-the-cincinnati-concours-delegance-this-weekendCome by and say hi!  I'd love to meet you and hear about your passion for cars in person!  I will be attending the events below:
  • I'm the lead car for the Countryside Tour on Saturday
  • I'm a volunteer at the Hanger Party Saturday night
  • I'm judging the Sports - Classics thought 1959 at the show on Sunday

​​About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.

Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.  
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
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<![CDATA[017: Found! Preservation 427 Corvette and Game #5 Winners!]]>Thu, 06 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/017-found-preservation-427-corvette-and-game-5-winners
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness.  Congratulations to our Auto Sausage Auction Game #5 winner…Thinners!  Interesting username…  You’ve won approximately $100 worth of Tillamook Beef Jerky.  Thinners did an amazing job guessing the correct bid price for all five cool cars from RM Sotheby’s Aubrun Spring auction last weekend and you came within $550!  This was our closest guess so far! 

This is our second historical win in a row as our previous winner was a 15 year old out of Florida.  He did pretty good on this one and placed fifth overall. 
  
Our next Auto Sausage Auction Game is Mecum’s Portland Oregon auction and the Guessing Window opens tomorrow 6/7 and closes on 6/20.  The auction dates are 6/20 and 6/21 and to learn more go to Mecum.com.  What will you win this round?  You’ll win great car care prizes including Buckhead Mechanics Gloves, a Uranium LED Flashlight and a stainless steel tumblers totaling about $70.

To play the Auction Game, go to www.AutoSausage.com and my review of the five cool cars will be on next week’s episode along with my interview of Mecum TV Commentator John Kraman.  If you think I know a lot of stuff about cars, I know nothing compared to John so I am super excited to get to know him and his passion for cars!  Be sure to sign up for reminders as I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include $200 worth of Star Wars autographs!
So how accurate were my guesses for Game #5?  I was not as good as Thinners but I would have finished 2nd if my guesses counted…which they do not. Through Game #5, I have an 85.7% guessing accuracy rate across all cars including the no sales which as I mentioned before can be crazy wildcards.  For example, I had a huge miss on Paul Newman’s Porsche, $490k!:)  When factoring in only cars that sold, I’m 97.6% accurate which was a 0.1% improvement over last week driven by this week’s results where I was only off by $6k.
Be sure to check out my Instagram feed @AutoSausage for auction updates and cool car pics from my visits as I travel across the US.  Recent pics include ones from the Newport Car Museum and Audrain Museum in Rhode Island. 
Let’s talk about what happened at RM Sotheby’s Auburn Spring.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/390 Convertible (Lot 6057)
  • Auction Estimate is $85,000 - $95,000
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $153,000
    • Condition #3 - $76,300
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Slight down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1-
    • Price - $92k
    • Desirable colors/options will overcome declining market and older restoration
    • Hammer Price - $81,400…missed the low estimate
    • Comments - The awesome color combination did not overcome declining Muscle Car trends:(              
  • 390 hp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine; four-speed manual transmission
  • High-quality, older frame-off restoration at a cost in excess of $100,000
  • Covered less than 1,000 miles since completion
  • Well-optioned with side exhaust, power windows and brakes
  • Refinished in red with a black stinger hood and a white convertible top
  • Rides on Rally wheels with Michelin redline tires
  • Includes photo album of restoration, owner’s manual, and shop manual
  • Unknowns – original engine?  Vin verification?
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0051-1967-chevrolet-corvette-sting-ray-427390-convertible/758048
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot 6077)
  • Auction Estimate - $75,000 - $95,000 OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $144,000
    • Condition #3 - $59,400
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Great ones up, otherwise down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2+
    • Price - $82,500
    • Same reasoning as the Corvette above…interesting
    • Hammer Price - $84,150…hit within estimate
    • Comments - Sold mid-estimate…nailed it!                          
  • Offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection
  • 283 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmission
  • Correctly finished in Matador Red with a Silver/Red interior
  • Equipped with fog lights, dual sideview mirrors, and continental kit
  • Interior features clock and radio; power brakes
  • Rides on wide whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels with “spinner” wheel covers
  • Wonderful example of the iconic Bel Air
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0030-1957-chevrolet-bel-air-convertible/746965
 
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa (Lot 6110)
  • Auction Estimate - $60,000 - $70,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Up hard
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $55,000
    • Sales trend up hard on Supras but this one will miss low estimate because of high mileage           
    • Hammer Price - $53,000…sold under low estimate
    • Comment - High mileage was a HUGE factor…nailed it!
  • 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine
  • Desirable six-speed manual transmission and Targa top
  • Odometer displays less than 75,000 miles
  • Two-owner example; current owner purchased 23 years ago with roughly 8,000 miles OEM polished wheels installed by current owner after purchase
  • Original owner’s manuals included Meticulously maintained by current owner
  • The perfect car for RADwood
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0130-1994-toyota-supra-twin-turbo-targa/772580
2007 Noble M-400 (Lot 6124)
  • Auction Estimate - $75,000 - $85,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $72,000
    • Nobles still do not get a ton of love over here so this will miss the low estimate but not by much
    • Hammer Price - $67,500…no sale, missed low estimate
    • Comment - I said it would miss low estimate and it sure did!
  • Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 Ford Duratec engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • One-owner from new and meticulously cared for
  • Less than 3,400 actual miles
  • Factory installed air conditioning and optional upgraded wheels
  • Recent service including new tires last year
  • 0-60-mph in 3.2-seconds; top speed of 187-mph
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0190-2007-noble-m400/775660
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 “CSX8001” (Lot 6101)
  • Auction Estimate - $130,000 - $150,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $87,000
    • Massive miss because the wheels make it look so "replicar"
    • Hammer Price - $104,500…sold under low estimate
    • Comments - I said it would miss big…it did but not as much as I thought it would…still ugly.        
  • Recent sales – Gorgeous Kirkham 427 sold at Mecum for $121k
  • The first 8000-series 289 Cobra by Shelby American, CSX 8001
  • One of a small handful of cars completed with an aluminum body
  • Documented in the World Registry of Cobras & GT40s Just over 10,000 miles and only two owners from new
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0069-1965-shelby-cobra-289-csx-8001/767785

If you are keeping track, after Game #5, for the cars in our Auction Game, only 15.8% sold at or above the presale estimate, 36.8% did not sell and a whopping 47.4% either did not sell or sold below the estimate.  I try to pick a wide variety of cars and I will continue to tell you what trends I am seeing as we play some more rounds of the Auction Game.
 
Thanks again for joining me on my automotive adventure and good luck playing!  Don’t forget to check out my other podcast called Learn From Others where I share the career journeys of successful individuals with high school and college student.  I ask fun car questions at the end so be sure to listen in.  I will talk to you next week!

About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
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<![CDATA[Thinners wins Auction Game #5 by guessing within $550 for all five cool cars!]]>Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:37:25 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/thinners-wins-auction-game-5-by-guessing-with-550-for-all-five-cool-cars
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness.  Congratulations to our Auto Sausage Auction Game #5 winner…Thinners!  Interesting username…  You’ve won approximately $100 worth of Tillamook Beef Jerky.  Thinners did an amazing job guessing the correct bid price for all five cool cars from RM Sotheby’s Aubrun Spring auction last weekend and you came within $550!  This was our closest guess so far! 

This is our second historical win in a row as our previous winner was a 15 year old out of Florida.  He did pretty good on this one and placed fifth overall.
    
Our next Auto Sausage Auction Game is Mecum’s Portland Oregon auction and the Guessing Window opens tomorrow 6/7 and closes on 6/20.  The auction dates are 6/20 and 6/21 and to learn more go to Mecum.com.  What will you win this round?  You’ll win great car care prizes including Buckhead Mechanics Gloves, a Uranium LED Flashlight and a stainless steel tumblers totaling about $70.

To play the Auction Game, go to www.AutoSausage.com and my review of the five cool cars will be on next week’s episode along with my interview of Mecum TV Commentator John Kraman.  If you think I know a lot of stuff about cars, I know nothing compared to John so I am super excited to get to know him and his passion for cars!  Be sure to sign up for reminders as I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include $200 worth of Star Wars autographs!

So how accurate were my guesses for Game #5?  I was not as good as Thinners but I would have finished 2nd if my guesses counted…which they do not. Through Game #5, I have an 85.7% guessing accuracy rate across all cars including the no sales which as I mentioned before can be crazy wildcards.  For example, I had a huge miss on Paul Newman’s Porsche, $490k!:)  When factoring in only cars that sold, I’m 97.6% accurate which was a 0.1% improvement over last week driven by this week’s results where I was only off by $6k.

Be sure to check out my Instagram feed @AutoSausage for auction updates and cool car pics from my visits as I travel across the US.  Recent pics include ones from the Newport Car Museum and Audrain Museum in Rhode Island. 
Let’s talk about what happened at RM Sotheby’s Auburn Spring.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/390 Convertible (Lot 6057)
  • Auction Estimate is $85,000 - $95,000
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $153,000
    • Condition #3 - $76,300
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Slight down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1-
    • Price - $92k
    • Desirable colors/options will overcome declining market and older restoration
    • Hammer Price - $81,400…missed the low estimate
    • Comments - The awesome color combination did not overcome declining Muscle Car trends:(                       
  • 390 hp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine; four-speed manual transmission
  • High-quality, older frame-off restoration at a cost in excess of $100,000
  • Covered less than 1,000 miles since completion
  • Well-optioned with side exhaust, power windows and brakes
  • Refinished in red with a black stinger hood and a white convertible top
  • Rides on Rally wheels with Michelin redline tires
  • Includes photo album of restoration, owner’s manual, and shop manual
  • Unknowns – original engine?  Vin verification?
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0051-1967-chevrolet-corvette-sting-ray-427390-convertible/758048
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot 6077)
  • Auction Estimate - $75,000 - $95,000 OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $144,000
    • Condition #3 - $59,400
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Great ones up, otherwise down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2+
    • Price - $82,500
    • Same reasoning as the Corvette above…interesting
    • Hammer Price - $84,150…hit within estimate
    • Comments - Sold mid-estimate…nailed it!                           
  • Offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection
  • 283 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmission
  • Correctly finished in Matador Red with a Silver/Red interior
  • Equipped with fog lights, dual sideview mirrors, and continental kit
  • Interior features clock and radio; power brakes
  • Rides on wide whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels with “spinner” wheel covers
  • Wonderful example of the iconic Bel Air
  • Link:https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0030-1957-chevrolet-bel-air-convertible/746965
 
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa (Lot 6110)
  • Auction Estimate - $60,000 - $70,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Up hard
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $55,000
    • Sales trend up hard on Supras but this one will miss low estimate because of high mileage      
    • Hammer Price - $53,000…sold under low estimate
    • Comment - High mileage was a HUGE factor…nailed it!
  • 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine
  • Desirable six-speed manual transmission and Targa top
  • Odometer displays less than 75,000 miles
  • Two-owner example; current owner purchased 23 years ago with roughly 8,000 miles OEM polished wheels installed by current owner after purchase
  • Original owner’s manuals included Meticulously maintained by current owner
  • The perfect car for RADwood
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0130-1994-toyota-supra-twin-turbo-targa/772580
2007 Noble M-400 (Lot 6124)
  • Auction Estimate - $75,000 - $85,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $72,000
    • Nobles still do not get a ton of love over here so this will miss the low estimate but not by much
    • Hammer Price - $67,500…no sale, missed low estimate
    • Comment - I said it would miss low estimate and it sure did!
  • Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 Ford Duratec engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • One-owner from new and meticulously cared for
  • Less than 3,400 actual miles
  • Factory installed air conditioning and optional upgraded wheels
  • Recent service including new tires last year
  • 0-60-mph in 3.2-seconds; top speed of 187-mph
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0190-2007-noble-m400/775660
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 “CSX8001” (Lot 6101)
  • Auction Estimate - $130,000 - $150,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $87,000
    • Massive miss because the wheels make it look so "replicar"
    • Hammer Price - $104,500…sold under low estimate
    • Comments - I said it would miss big…it did but not as much as I thought it would…still ugly.             
  • Recent sales – Gorgeous Kirkham 427 sold at Mecum for $121k
  • The first 8000-series 289 Cobra by Shelby American, CSX 8001
  • One of a small handful of cars completed with an aluminum body
  • Documented in the World Registry of Cobras & GT40s Just over 10,000 miles and only two owners from new
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0069-1965-shelby-cobra-289-csx-8001/767785

If you are keeping track, after Game #5, for the cars in our Auction Game, only 15.8% sold at or above the presale estimate, 36.8% did not sell and a whopping 47.4% either did not sell or sold below the estimate.  I try to pick a wide variety of cars and I will continue to tell you what trends I am seeing as we play some more rounds of the Auction Game.
 
Thanks again for joining me on my automotive adventure and good luck playing!  Don’t forget to check out my other podcast called Learn From Others where I share the career journeys of successful individuals with high school and college student.  I ask fun car questions at the end so be sure to listen in.  I will talk to you next week!
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, cool car places he visits while traveling and he provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game.  Greg reviews antique, classic, muscle, exotic cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.
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<![CDATA[016: Flame Out or Flying High? Auction Results for 14 Fabulous Thunderbirds]]>Thu, 30 May 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/016-flame-out-or-flying-high-auction-results-for-14-fabulous-thunderbirds
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness.  First, a reminder that the Auto Sausage Auction Game #5 Guessing Window is now closed.  Thank you to all of you who entered and we will have to see if our 15 year old auto enthusiast from Florida will be a repeat winner!  You can watch the RM Sotheby’s Spring Auburn Auction live on their website or on your smartphone with the Hagerty Insiders app.  My best guesses are posted at www.AutoSausage.com and here’s a quick review.
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/390 Convertible (Lot 6057)
    • Price - $92k
    • Desirable colors/options will overcome declining market and older restoration 
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot 6077)
    • Price - $82,500
    • Same reasoning as the Corvette above…interesting               
  • 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa (Lot 6110)
    • Price - $55,000
    • Sales trend up hard on Supras but this one will miss low estimate because of high mileage      
  • 2007 Noble M-400 (Lot 6124)
    • Price - $72,000
    • Nobles still do not get a ton of love over here so this will miss the low estimate but not by much
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 “CSX8001” (Lot 6101)
    • Price - $87,000
    • Massive miss because the wheels make it look so "replicar"         
As a reminder, if a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!  A special thanks to our sponsor for this game, Tillamook Beef Jerky.  They are also the sponsor for our Mecum Denver auction coming up in July so if you want to win almost $100 of ground up goodness, be sure to play!  Our next Auction Game is Mecum Portland and that Guessing Window will open on 6/7/19.  If you are a buyer and want someone to review a car for you in person, shoot me a note as I might be attending that auction.
To help you guess the best guess you could guess, I include the auction estimate for each car if available, Hagarty Price Guide Valuation for a similar car in Good and Concours Condition and my own best guess based on my research and amazing auto knowledge.  How am I doing?  Well, through twenty cars for our first four Auction Games, I have an 84.9% accuracy rate in guessing the hammer price across all cars including the no sales which can be crazy wildcards.  For example, Paul Newman’s Porsche was a huge $490k miss on my part!:)  Thankfully I was really accurate on the Impact Yellow Hemi Cuda convertible and the La Ferrari from the second Auction Game.  However, I’m 97.5% accurate when factoring only the cars that actually sold.
Our next game is for the RM Sotheby’s Auburn Spring auction which is May 29th  – June 1st.
What will you win?  $100 worth of Tillamook Beef Jerky!  I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include $200 worth of Star Wars autographs!
Be sure to check out my Instagram feed @AutoSausage for auction updates and cool car pics from my visits including a few places in New England this week. 
Now it is time for a Market Moment.  If you’ve listened to previous podcast you know that the collector car market is making a generational shift from cars of the 1950s, 60s and 70s to ones of the 80s and 90s.  Folks like me finally have some discretionary income to buy the car in the poster we had on our bedroom walls when we were little.  FYI, I had a 1986 Lamborghini Countach on my wall.
I had a great opportunity at Mecum Indy to do a deep dive on 14 fabulous Thunderbirds that were being sold.  All were immaculate, all were rare in one way or another and all were restored by the Thunderbird restoration specialist, the Minters out of Dallas ,TX.  They only restore rare Thunderbirds and they brought some of the rarest ones to the auction.  How did they do and how do these results reflect on the larger collector marketplace?  First, a recap on what is going on thanks to Hagerty’s Valuation Tools.
  • 1950s American – slightly down for the last 3 years and 11 years driven by double digit declines by a few specific models including the Buick Skylark, Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and the Chevy Bel Air convertible.
  • 1960s Muscle cars are slightly down after a few years of growth
  • Blue Chip and British Cars are up strongly the last 11 years and slightly up last 3 driven by high dollar early Ferraris and early Jaguar E-types.
  • Ferraris have plateau the last three years but were up a lot over the last 11 years.  The Dino has pleatued and we are seeing some decline in pricing.
  • German Cars up strong and 911 prices are declining after many years of growth and 914 prices are going up.  1980s and 1990s Mercedes and BMWs are growing strong as evident in the recent Youngtimer’s auction results.
 
How does this read into selling pristine, rare Thunderbirds?  I’m glad you asked.
  • That era of cars is declining in value with the higher dollar cars being affected more than the lower value ones.
  • There is also a trend where buyers want comfort, convenience and drivability which can be seen in the results for pro-tour cars and resto-mods where the car looks old but has all of the comfort, convenience and power of a new car.
  • These T-Birds are back to 1950s standards which I love but they are not drivers.  They are meant for the concours show field.
  • On a personal note, I think T-Birds in general have always been undervalued with nice drivers selling for $25k-$40k for the last 20 years.
 
So what happened at Indy?  These were great cars and they should have sold for more!  Amazing display, great coverage and they were in immaculate shape.
  • Overall Results
    • 57.1% sold
    • 35.7% hit the low estimate
    • 7.1% hit the high estimate
    • 35.7% achieved Hagerty #1 Valuation
  • F-Code Thunderbird (312/300)
    • 44.4% sold
    • 33.3% hit the low estimate
    • 11.1% hit the high estimate
    • 44.4% achieved Hagerty #1 Valuation
    • Hagerty price guide is $220k for cars in #1 condition with only a little variance for including a hardtop.  The average estimate for these F-Codes was $297k.
      • Really rare colors, one had a racing transmission and award winners
      • The big miss was on a 1957 Azure Blue car.  Only one this color, porthole delete hardtop and AACA First Prize winner.  Missed the low estimate by $65k.
  • E-Code Thunderbird (312/270)
    • 100.0% sold
    • 100.0% hit the low estimate
    • Performed below Hagerty expectations but hit low estimate
  • 1955 Early Production missed low estimate by $24k. 
    • Low estimate was $37,400 over Hagerty’s #1 valuation
    • Smaller 292 CI engine
    • Expectations to high?
  • Recap
    • 78.6% bid at or below low estimate
    • One bid exceeded the high estimate
    • Huge gap on Azure car
    • Being an early car did not add much value
    • Recent sales trends have declined slightly and do not show they are letting up
    • The Best of the Best can bring big money as evident by the rare Willow Green car with rare paint, original window sticker and desirable options
    • Premier restoration shop did not add much value
    • Mecum’s estimates are optimistically high
    • High scores from notable events add value
      • Thunderbird Club International Concours Event
    • Hagerty Price Guide is pretty accurate
      • Sold 101.9% verses HV
      • TCIC hammer price equaled 100% HV
 
Our next market moment will be for the seven AC Cobras from the same event.
 
Thanks again for joining me on my automotive adventure and good luck playing the auction game!  Don’t forget to check out my other podcast called Learn From Others where I share the career journeys of successful individuals with high school and college student.  I ask fun car questions at the end so be sure to listen in.  I will talk to you next week!

About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
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<![CDATA[015: A 15 Year-Old Wins Auto Auction Game #4!]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/015-a-15-year-old-wins-auto-auction-game-4
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness.  First, congratulations to our Auto Sausage Auction Game #4 winner…MHicks17!  This is really cool because Mhicks17 is a 15-year-old 10th grader in Florida!  He was within ~$200k of the total hammer price for Five Cool Cars at Mecum’s Indianapolis Auction last weekend.  Congratulations, you’ve won four tickets to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance!
Mecum puts on a first class experience and if you’ve never been to one of their Auctions, you need to check one out.  I plan on attending their Louisville, Kentucky auction in a few months so if you are going to be there let me know.  Learn more at Mecum.com.

 As follow up to this historic Auto Sausage Auction Game win, I’m going to review the results and talk about the craziness that is the muscle car market. 

Our next Auto Sausage Auction Game is live now.  Go to www.AutoSausage.com to guess the total hammer price for five cool cars.  The window for guessing the correct bid is open and it closes the day prior to when the auction opens.  I will post your best guesses including my own then and you can watch the auction live….to see how you do.  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins! 
To help you guess the best guess you could guess, I include the auction estimate for each car if available, Hagarty Price Guide Valuation for a similar car in Good and Concours Condition and my own best guess based on my research and amazing auto knowledge.  How am I doing?  Well, through twenty cars for our first four Auction Games, I have an 84.9% accuracy rate in guessing the hammer price across all cars including the no sales which can be crazy wildcards.  For example, Paul Newman’s Porsche was a huge $490k miss on my part!:)  Thankfully I was really accurate on the Impact Yellow Hemi Cuda convertible and the La Ferrari from the second Auction Game.  However, I’m 97.5% accurate when factoring only the cars that actually sold.
Our next game is for the RM Sotheby’s Auburn Spring auction which is May 29th  – June 1st.
What will you win?  $100 worth of Tillamook Beef Jerky!  I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include $200 worth of Star Wars autographs!
Be sure to check out my Instagram feed @AutoSausage for auction updates and cool car pics from my visits including Mecum Indy. 
Let’s talk about what happened at Mecum Indy.
  • Overview of what I did and entrance.  14 Thunderbirds will be the subject of a Market Moment podcast episode soon
  • 1974 PORSCHE 911S RACE CAR
    • Auction estimate – $450k-$500k
    • My guess - $560k
    • Will over achieve because of the Paul Newman Effect
    • No sale at $160k
    • What happened?  Alloy Jag
  • 1965 SHELBY FACTORY STAGE III 289 COBRA
    • Auction Estimate: $1.75M - $2.25M
    • My guess - $1,650,000
    • Muscle car prices are declining but not on immaculate Cobras
    • No sale at $1.4M
    • What happened?  Yellow?  Other Cobras will be a Market Moment soon.
  • 1963 CHEETAH RACE CAR
    • Auction Estimate: $500k-$750k
    • My guess - $560k
    • Hit the big number on the last auction…it won't repeat.                            
    • No sale at $250k
    • What happened?
  • 1982 DETOMASO PANTERA GT5
    • Auction Estimate: $80k-$100k
    • My guess - $78k
    • Miss low estimate because of condition and lack of prep                            
    • Sold $45.1k
    • What happened?
  • 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE
    • Auction Estimate – none
    • My guess - $1,750,000
    • Big car will hit a big number but not go too high
    • Sold $1,980,000
    • What happened?  Yellow?  Auto?
  • 1965 Shelby GT350…what?
Now onto the Auto Sausage Auction Game #5
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/390 Convertible (Lot 6057)
  • Auction Estimate is $85,000 - $95,000
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $153,000
    • Condition #3 - $76,300
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Slight down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1-
    • Price - $92k
    • Desirable colors/options will overcome declining market and older restoration                          
  • 390 hp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine; four-speed manual transmission
  • High-quality, older frame-off restoration at a cost in excess of $100,000
  • Covered less than 1,000 miles since completion
  • Well-optioned with side exhaust, power windows and brakes
  • Refinished in red with a black stinger hood and a white convertible top
  • Rides on Rally wheels with Michelin redline tires
  • Includes photo album of restoration, owner’s manual, and shop manual
  • Unknowns – original engine?  Vin verification?
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0051-1967-chevrolet-corvette-sting-ray-427390-convertible/758048
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible (Lot 6077)
  • Auction Estimate - $75,000 - $95,000 OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $144,000
    • Condition #3 - $59,400
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Great ones up, otherwise down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2+
    • Price - $82,500
    • Same reasoning as the Corvette above…interesting                      
  • Offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection
  • 283 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmission
  • Correctly finished in Matador Red with a Silver/Red interior
  • Equipped with fog lights, dual sideview mirrors, and continental kit
  • Interior features clock and radio; power brakes
  • Rides on wide whitewall tires mounted on steel wheels with “spinner” wheel covers
  • Wonderful example of the iconic Bel Air
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0030-1957-chevrolet-bel-air-convertible/746965
 
1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa (Lot 6110)
  • Auction Estimate - $60,000 - $70,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – Up hard
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $55,000
    • Sales trend up hard on Supras but this one will miss low estimate because of high mileage           
  • 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine
  • Desirable six-speed manual transmission and Targa top
  • Odometer displays less than 75,000 miles
  • Two-owner example; current owner purchased 23 years ago with roughly 8,000 miles OEM polished wheels installed by current owner after purchase
  • Original owner’s manuals included Meticulously maintained by current owner
  • The perfect car for RADwood
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0130-1994-toyota-supra-twin-turbo-targa/772580
2007 Noble M-400 (Lot 6124)
  • Auction Estimate - $75,000 - $85,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $72,000
    • Nobles still do not get a ton of love over here so this will miss the low estimate but not by much
  • Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 Ford Duratec engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • One-owner from new and meticulously cared for
  • Less than 3,400 actual miles
  • Factory installed air conditioning and optional upgraded wheels
  • Recent service including new tires last year
  • 0-60-mph in 3.2-seconds; top speed of 187-mph
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0190-2007-noble-m400/775660
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 “CSX8001” (Lot 6101)
  • Auction Estimate - $130,000 - $150,000
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • 3 Year Sales Trend – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $87,000
    • Massive miss because the wheels make it look so "replicar"                            
  • Recent sales – Gorgeous Kirkham 427 sold at Mecum for $121k
  • The first 8000-series 289 Cobra by Shelby American, CSX 8001
  • One of a small handful of cars completed with an aluminum body
  • Documented in the World Registry of Cobras & GT40s Just over 10,000 miles and only two owners from new
  • Link - https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/as19/auburn-spring/lots/r0069-1965-shelby-cobra-289-csx-8001/767785

Thanks again for joining me on my automotive adventure and good luck playing the auction game!  Don’t forget to check out my other podcast called Learn From Others where I share the career journeys of successful individuals with high school and college student.  I ask fun car questions at the end so be sure to listen in.  I will talk to you next week!
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
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<![CDATA[​014: A 1958 60 Yr Owner Porsche Carrera Speedster and Seven Super Auto Stops!]]>Mon, 13 May 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/014-a-1958-60-yr-owner-porsche-carrera-speedster-and-seven-super-auto-stops
Howdy, howdy, howdy!  This is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness. Today we are going to visit Cars from A Christmas Story and Six Sensational Auto Spots in Six Cities I’ve recently visited.  If you are more of a visual person, check out my new Auto Sausage YouTube page to see the info I’m reviewing as well as some brief walk-throughs of each location.  I will get a gymbal so the vomit inducing shakiness will end soon.  If you are listening to this through the LFO podcast, future Auto Sausage episodes will be available only on that channel so be sure to subscribe so you do not miss any.
 
As a reminder, play the Auto Sausage Auction Game to win tickets to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance by guessing what five cool cars will sell for at the Mecum Indianapolis Auction coming up next week weeks.  On last weeks podcast I did a deep dive into all five cars and what I think they will sell for.  All guesses are posted on www.Autosausage.com so you can see how I fair.  Get your guesses in today!  I will post some videos and pictures from the auction live to Instagram @AutoSausage.  The next podcast may be announcing you as the winner!
 
The next Auction Game is open for guessing as well!  It is for the RM Sotheby’s auction in Auburn, Indiana.  I’ve already picked five cool cars to “bid” on!
  • 2007 Ford Shelby GT-H convertible…I think there were only six of these made
  • 1974 Porsche 914 2.0
  • 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa
  • 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car
A 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster and Seven Super Auto Stops!
Coming up next…
  • Mecum Indy Auction Results announcing the winner which could be you!
  • Metal Kraft in Cincinnati
    • I will interview the owner, Mark
    • 3 Carraras
  • Sharonville Car Show
  • Porsche place in New England
  • Beers and Gears at Madtree Brewing
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
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<![CDATA[013: Mecum Indianapolis Auction Deep Dive]]>Mon, 06 May 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/013-mecum-indianapolis-auction-deep-dive
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind bits of automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast. Today we are going to deep dive into the five cars coming up for sale at the Mecum Indianapolis Auction coming up in May that are in the Auto Sausage Auction Game.  The window for guessing the correct bid is open now and it closes the day prior to when the auction opens.  I will post your best guesses including my own then and you can watch the auction live….to see how you do.  Thank you to all of you who have already entered.
 
What will you win?  Four tickets to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance!  I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include $200 worth of Star Wars autographs!  $100 worth of beef jerky and more car care prizes.
 
Be sure to check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage and all links mentioned are in the show notes which can be found on the new Auto Sausage website. 
 
So how does the auction game work?  I pick five cool cars from an upcoming auction. You enter what you think they will sell for on the Auto Auction tab at www.AutoSausage.com.  You will have to enter your email address but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!
 
How much will the 1974 PORSCHE 911S RACE CAR (Lot S212) sell for?
  • Driven by Paul Newman at Sebring in 1977
  • Auction estimate – $450k-$500k
  • Driven by Paul Newman and Bill Freeman in the 12 hours of Sebring on March 19, 1977
  • In 1978 ownership changed to Tom Ashby who raced the car as the Bullwinkele Porsche
  • Took 1st for a podium win at the Camel GT Challenge Mid-Ohio in 1978
  • Raced in 1975-1987 in GTU, GTO and O
  • Restored from 2006-2009 by award winning race car restoration specialists Jeff Works in Verona, Wisconsin
  • Recently refreshed by Jeff Works in association with Motorcar U.S.
  • Single stage Porsche White Newman/Freeman livery
  • Hood, front lights and rear fenders restored to previous racing configuration
  • New correct racing decals
  • 3.0L race prepared engine with 360 HP
  • 4-speed transmission with selected ratios
  • Competition ported and polished heads
  • Twin 50mm PMO carburetors
  • Carrillo Rods and 12:1 pistons
  • JRZ struts with raised spindles and JRZ shocks with coilover springs
  • Competition front and rear brakes calipers
  • Twin brakes master cylinder pedal assembly
  • Front mounted oil tank for dry sump system
  • 24 gallon fuel cell with dry brakes
  • On-board fire extinguisher system
  • Partnered with Goodyear to acquire the racing tire specification needed for the BBS wheels
  • Copies of pictures and documentation of Paul Newman preparing for Sebring and racing results
  • 2014 - High Bid in 2014 of $325,000 (Orange)
  • 2015 - Amelia 2015 Hollywood Wheels…no sale
  • 2016 – Cole Auction in Monterey (Estimate $450k - $550k)
  • Adam Carolla 1978 935 Apple Porsche $4.4M with $440k fees
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $650,000
  • Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-370014/1974-porsche-911s-race-car/
 
How much will the 1965 SHELBY FACTORY STAGE III 289 COBRA DRAGONSNAKE (Lot F140) sell for?
  • 1 of 5 factory-built 289 Cobra Dragonsnakes
  • The only Stage III factory-built customer Dragonsnake
  • Ordered new by Don Reimer of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Painted in a special yellow that matched the color of his Thunderbird tow car
  • Raced successfully through the summer of 1965 and parked
  • Stage III 289 engine with Weber carbs
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Highly documented with known ownership history since new
  • Purchased by Steven Juliano in 2007
  • Meticulously restored by Steven Juliano and Dave Riley using only NOS and original parts throughout down to tires and service items
  • Premier Award at SAAC-27 in 2009
  • Featured by Ford during the 50th Anniversary Cobra celebration at the 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
  • Featured in numerous books and magazines
  • Unquestionably the finest and most correct factory-built Dragonsnake in existence
  • Auction Estimate: $1.75M - $2.25M
  • 2015 $1.3M sold dark green, 2012 $850k pink one
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 – $1.35M
    • Condition #3 – $925k
    • Trend – Slightly down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $1.65M
  • Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371522/1965-shelby-factory-stage-iii-289-cobra-dragonsnake/
 
How much will the 1963 CHEETAH RACE CAR (F138) sell for?
  • One of the most complete and original Cheetahs known to exist
  • Unrestored original condition
  • Cheetah no. 4 of 11 completed by Bill Thomas
  • Owned new and raced by Bud Clusserath
  • In 1965 Clusserath sold the car to Sam Goins
  • Goins maintained ownership of the car for 53 years until it was sold to Steve Juliano in 2018
  • Featured in Automobile Quarterly in 1981
  • Fuel-injected 327 CI Corvette engine
  • M21 4-speed transmission
  • C2 Corvette rear differential
  • Chevrolet stock car drum brakes
  • Letter of Authenticity by Bill Thomas III attesting to the car's originality
  • Auction Estimate: $500k-$750k
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $800k
    • Condition #3 - $540k
    • 3 Year Trend –Up with the sale of this one
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #3
    • Price - $560k
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371523/1963-cheetah-race-car/
 
How much will the 1982 DETOMASO PANTERA GT5 (S210) sell for?
  • Highly original unrestored condition
  • Imported to the United States on May 22, 1983 by Claude Dubois of Special Automotive Marketing International (SAMI) in Switzerland to Guy Anderson of the Exotic Car Store in Smyrna, Georgia
  • Guy Anderson of the Exotic Car Store was one of the first DeTomaso distributors in the United States
  • Purchased new by Lamar Cheatham
  • Guy Anderson subsequently purchased the car back from Cheatham in 2009 and retained it until the time of his passing
  • Original paint, bodywork and interior
  • Naturally aspirated 351/345 HP V-8 engine
  • 333 ft/lbs of torque
  • Holley 4-barrel carburetor
  • Factory rated at 0-60 in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 MPH
  • ZF 5-speed manual gearbox
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • MOMO steering wheel
  • Campagnolo wheels
  • Believed to be 49,135 miles, metric odometer reads 79,075 kilometers
  • Copy of original agreement letter between SAMI and Guy Anderson
  • Documented with copies of original import papers
  • Auction Estimate: $80k-$100k
  • Hagerty Value
    • #1 Condition – $137k
    • #3 Condition – $89k
    • 3 Year Trend –  Slight up
  • Recent Sales
    • 1985 GT5 - $140k
    • 1974 L - $61.4k
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #3
    • Price - $78k
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-370015/1982-detomaso-pantera-gt5/
 
How much will the 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE (Lot F120) sell for?
  • 1 of 14 Hemi Cuda Convertibles produced in 1970
  • 1 of only 9 with automatic transmission
  • Documented with two broadcast sheets
  • Displayed at the MCACN Mopar E Body Hemi Convertible Invitational
  • Rotisserie restoration completed by Legendary Motorcar in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
  • Body stripped to bare metal, components refinished to OEM style
  • Production markings and tags present and correct throughout engine bay and undercarriage
  • Chrome has been triple-plated and stainless has been polished
  • Body stripped to bare metal and refinished in correct High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist
  • H6T5 Tan interior and Black convertible top
  • Body sill, belt and deck moldings
  • Dual exhaust with bright tips
  • Shaker hood with hold-down pins
  • Power brakes
  • Bucket seats and console with woodgrain applique
  • Painted steel wheels and Goodyear Polyglas tires
  • Documented ownership history
  • Restoration photos and paperwork
  • Owner's manual
  • Auction Estimate – none…Call for estimate
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 - $2.6M
    • Condition #3 - $1.45M
    • Minus $150k for automatic
    • “Colors can make an astonishing difference in both value and salability”
    • 3 Year Sales Trend - Down
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $1.35M
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-378669/1970-plymouth-hemi-cuda-convertible/
 
I will be there on Wednesday and Saturday
Thanks again for joining me on my automotive adventure and good luck playing the auction game!  I will talk to you next week!

Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.

Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
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<![CDATA[012: Cars from A Christmas Story and Six Sensational Auto Destinations]]>Mon, 29 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/012-cars-from-a-christmas-story-and-six-sensational-auto-destinationsHello Hotdogs, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind together automotive awesomeness. Today we are going to visit Cars from A Christmas Story and Six Sensational Auto Spots in Six Cities I’ve recently visited.  If you are more of a visual person, check out my new Auto Sausage YouTube page to see the info I’m reviewing as well as some brief walk-throughs of each location.  I will get a gymbal so the vomit inducing shakiness will end soon.  If you are listening to this through the LFO podcast, future Auto Sausage episodes will be available only on that channel so be sure to subscribe so you do not miss any.
 
As a reminder, play the Auto Sausage Auction Game to win tickets to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegane by guessing what five cool cars will sell for at the Mecum Indianapolis Auction coming up in a few weeks.  I’ve already reviewed Cheetah and the Paul Newman Porsche I found in the back woods of Georgia a few years ago.  I will post a deep dive prior to the auction so you find out what I think they will sell for and why.  Not to brag, but I’ve been pretty accurate so far.
 
The window for guessing the correct bid is open now and it closes the day prior to when the auction opens.  Be sure to check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage and all links mentioned are in the show notes which can be found on the new Auto Sausage website. 
Cars from A Christmas Story and Six Sensational Auto Destinations in Six Cities:
  • Christmas Story House
    • 1938 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan
    • 1939 Ford fire Truck
    • Gift store was insane…bunny outfit
    • No video
  • Prestige Motor Car in Clifton Park, NY
    • Tour provided by Tom Stark
    • Owner is Joe Verrillo
    • Specialize in Corvettes but a lot of other cool cars
    • 1967 unrestored
    • I hope to visit again in a few weeks where I was offered a tour of a local collection which I may be able to share
  • Custom Rods and Muscle Cars in Celina, Ohio
  • Cruise In in Lady Lake, FL
    • Video – Parade of Ford Model T’s and Model A’s
    • Beautiful cars from the 1950s
    • Coolest Cars There – 1957 Nash Rambler Station Wagon, 1966 Ford Mustang K-Code original owner Springtime Yellow
    • Ford Bronco unrestored with cutout doors
    • 1930s Ford Hot Rod designed and built by hand
  • R&H in Solon, Ohio outside of Cleveland
    • No video..but older one from an earlier visit will be posted
    • https://www.motorcargroup.com/
  • GR Auto Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI
    • Coolest Cars – 944 Turbo, International Harvester and Allard
    • No video
  • Motorcars Incorporated in Plainville, CT
    • Owners are Dean and Joe Cusano (Uncle/nephew?)
    • Amazing Jaguars
 
  • Munich Motorsports in Windsor, CT
    • Specialize in BMWs (racing)
    • Owner is Foad Razavi
  • Secret place in Maine
    • All models of Ford Model Ts from 1932-1958
    • Great automobilia
  • Porsche place
  • Iron Key in Muscoda, WI
    • Tour provided by TJ Krueger
    • No video of this location
    • 1967 Ford Mustang
    • 1967 Porsche 912 Yellow
  • Indy Corvettes
    • Local shop that perform NCRS restorations
    • No video
    • 1967 427 Vette convertible
    • Unrestored 1968 Corvette

About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
 

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<![CDATA[011: How I found Paul Newman's 1974 Porsche 911S]]>Sun, 21 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/011-how-i-found-paul-newmans-1974-porsche-911s
Hello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind bits of automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast. Today we are going to deep dive into the five cars coming up for sale at the ecum Indianapolis Auction coming up in May that are in the Auto Sausage Auction Game.  The window for guessing the correct bid is open now and it closes the day prior to when the auction opens.  I will post your best guesses including my own then and you can watch the auction live….to see how you do.
 
The winner will be announced at the start of the podcast that will be posted on ???.
 
What will you win?  Four tickets to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance!  I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include…..
 
But first, I want to share a few places I visited this week while selling candy at trade shows in the NE.
 
If you recall on the last podcast I mentioned a Drag racer that I met on my flight.  Turns out it was Tasca Ford!
 
Be sure to check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage and all links mentioned are in the show notes which can be found on the new Auto Sausage website. 
 
So how does the auction game work?  I pick five cool cars from an upcoming auction. You enter what you think they will sell for on the Auto Auction tab at www.AutoSausage.com.  You will have to enter your email address but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!  The prizes will get better but for this round, the prize includes candy, gum, beef jerky and other fun stuff I have been gathering during my trade show season.  I have four sponsors so soon you will see prizes that include car care products and outdoor stuff for camping and cooking out.
 
How much will the 1974 PORSCHE 911S RACE CAR (Lot R404) sell for?
  • Driven by Paul Newman at Sebring in 1977 Auction estimate – None
  • Driven by Paul Newman and Bill Freeman in the 12 hours of Sebring on March 19, 1977
  • In 1978 ownership changed to Tom Ashby who raced the car as the Bullwinkele Porsche
  • Took 1st for a podium win at the Camel GT Challenge Mid-Ohio in 1978
  • Raced in 1975-1987 in GTU, GTO and O
  • Restored from 2006-2009 by award winning race car restoration specialists Jeff Works in Verona, Wisconsin
  • Recently refreshed by Jeff Works in association with Motorcar U.S.
  • Single stage Porsche White Newman/Freeman livery
  • Hood, front lights and rear fenders restored to previous racing configuration
  • New correct racing decals
  • 3.0L race prepared engine with 360 HP
  • 4-speed transmission with selected ratios
  • Competition ported and polished heads
  • Twin 50mm PMO carburetors
  • Carrillo Rods and 12:1 pistons
  • JRZ struts with raised spindles and JRZ shocks with coilover springs
  • Competition front and rear brakes calipers
  • Twin brakes master cylinder pedal assembly
  • Front mounted oil tank for dry sump system
  • 24 gallon fuel cell with dry brakes
  • On-board fire extinguisher system
  • Partnered with Goodyear to acquire the racing tire specification needed for the BBS wheels
  • Copies of pictures and documentation of Paul Newman preparing for Sebring and racing results
  • 2014 - High Bid in 2014 of $325,000 (Orange)
  • 2015 - Amelia 2015 Hollywood Wheels…no sale
  • 2016 – Cole Auction in Monterey (Estimate $450k - $550k)
  • Adam Carolla 1978 935 Apple Porsche $4.4M with $440k fees
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $2.3M
  • https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-370014/1974-porsche-911s-race-car/
 
 
How much will the 1965 SHELBY FACTORY STAGE III 289 COBRA DRAGONSNAKE (Lot R252) sell for?
  • Auction Estimate: none
  • 1 of 5 factory-built 289 Cobra Dragonsnakes
  • The only Stage III factory-built customer Dragonsnake
  • Ordered new by Don Reimer of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Painted in a special yellow that matched the color of his Thunderbird tow car
  • Raced successfully through the summer of 1965 and parked
  • Stage III 289 engine with Weber carbs
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Highly documented with known ownership history since new
  • Purchased by Steven Juliano in 2007
  • Meticulously restored by Steven Juliano and Dave Riley using only NOS and original parts throughout down to tires and service items
  • Premier Award at SAAC-27 in 2009
  • Featured by Ford during the 50th Anniversary Cobra celebration at the 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
  • Featured in numerous books and magazines
  • Unquestionably the finest and most correct factory-built Dragonsnake in existence
  • 2015 $1.3M sold dark green, 2012 $850k pink one
  • Hagerty Value
    • Condition #1 – $1.4M
    • Condition #3 – $950k
    • Trend – Slightly Up
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition # 1
    • Price - $1.3M
  • Link - https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371522/1965-shelby-factory-stage-iii-289-cobra-dragonsnake/
 
How much will the 1963 CHEETAH RACE CAR (R253) sell for?
  • Auction Estimate: None
  • One of the most complete and original Cheetahs known to exist
  • Unrestored original condition
  • Cheetah no. 4 of 11 completed by Bill Thomas
  • Owned new and raced by Bud Clusserath
  • In 1965 Clusserath sold the car to Sam Goins
  • Goins maintained ownership of the car for 53 years until it was sold to Steve Juliano in 2018
  • Featured in Automobile Quarterly in 1981
  • Fuel-injected 327 CI Corvette engine
  • M21 4-speed transmission
  • C2 Corvette rear differential
  • Chevrolet stock car drum brakes
  • Letter of Authenticity by Bill Thomas III attesting to the car's originality
  • Hagerty Value - none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #
    • Price - $
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371523/1963-cheetah-race-car/
 
How much will the 1982 DETOMASO PANTERA GT5 (R405) sell for?
  • Highly original unrestored condition
  • Imported to the United States on May 22, 1983 by Claude Dubois of Special Automotive Marketing International (SAMI) in Switzerland to Guy Anderson of the Exotic Car Store in Smyrna, Georgia
  • Guy Anderson of the Exotic Car Store was one of the first DeTomaso distributors in the United States
  • Purchased new by Lamar Cheatham
  • Guy Anderson subsequently purchased the car back from Cheatham in 2009 and retained it until the time of his passing
  • Original paint, bodywork and interior
  • Naturally aspirated 351/345 HP V-8 engine
  • 333 ft/lbs of torque
  • Holley 4-barrel carburetor
  • Factory rated at 0-60 in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 MPH
  • ZF 5-speed manual gearbox
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • MOMO steering wheel
  • Campagnolo wheels
  • Believed to be 49,135 miles, metric odometer reads 79,075 kilometers
  • Copy of original agreement letter between SAMI and Guy Anderson
  • Documented with copies of original import papers
  • Hagerty Value
    • #1 Condition – $
    • #3 Condition – $
    • 3 Year Trend –  
  • Recent Sales
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #1
    • Price - $
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-370015/1982-detomaso-pantera-gt5/
 
How much will the 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE (Lot R351) sell for?
  • Auction Estimate: None
  • 1 of 14 Hemi Cuda Convertibles produced in 1970
  • 1 of only 9 with automatic transmission
  • Documented with two broadcast sheets
  • Displayed at the MCACN Mopar E Body Hemi Convertible Invitational
  • Rotisserie restoration completed by Legendary Motorcar in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
  • Body stripped to bare metal, components refinished to OEM style
  • Production markings and tags present and correct throughout engine bay and undercarriage
  • Chrome has been triple-plated and stainless has been polished
  • Body stripped to bare metal and refinished in correct High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist
  • H6T5 Tan interior and Black convertible top
  • Body sill, belt and deck moldings
  • Dual exhaust with bright tips
  • Shaker hood with hold-down pins
  • Power brakes
  • Bucket seats and console with woodgrain applique
  • Painted steel wheels and Goodyear Polyglas tires
  • Documented ownership history
  • Restoration photos and paperwork
  • Owner's manual
  • Hagerty Value – none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #2
    • Price - $92,000
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-378669/1970-plymouth-hemi-cuda-convertible/
 
Thanks again for joining me and my automotive sickness and we will see you next week!
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts
 
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<![CDATA[​010: Cool Cars in Maine and a '63 Cheetah]]>Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/010-cool-cars-in-maine-and-a-63-cheetahHello gearhead, this is Greg Stanley and welcome to Auto Sausage where we grind bits of automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast.
 
First, some news.  The AutoSausage website, youTube and podcast are up in running.  If you found this through my LearnFromOthers podcast, be sure to check out Auto Sausage in iTune, GooglePlay, Stitcher, etc.  It takes a little while for it to ramp up so I will continue to post the next three episodes on LFO until set up is complete.
 
Today we are going to start to dive into the five cars coming up for sale at the Mecum Indianapolis Auction coming up in May that are in the Auto Sausage Auction Game.  The window for guessing the correct bid is open now and it closes the day prior to when the auction opens.  I will post your best guesses including my own then and you can watch the auction live….to see how you do.
 
The winner will be announced at the start of the podcast that will be posted on ???.
 
What will you win?  Four tickets to the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance!  I am getting a lot of interest from sponsors and some future prizes include…..
 
But first, I want to share a few places I visited this week while selling candy at trade shows in the NE.
Cincinnati Supercars
Motorland America in Arundel, Maine
LL Bean Store
 
If you recall on the last podcast I mentioned a Drag racer that I met on my flight.  Turns out it was Tasca Ford!
 
Be sure to check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage and all links mentioned are in the show notes which can be found on the new Auto Sausage website. 
 
So how does the auction game work?  I pick five cool cars from an upcoming auction. You enter what you think they will sell for on the Auto Auction tab at www.AutoSausage.com.  You will have to enter your email address but I will not spam you!  If a car doesn’t sell, I will use the highest bid that is realized and published by the auction house.  Whoever has the lowest total difference from the total price for all five cars wins!  The prizes will get better but for this round, the prize includes candy, gum, beef jerky and other fun stuff I have been gathering during my trade show season.  I have four sponsors so soon you will see prizes that include car care products and outdoor stuff for camping and cooking out.
 
But first, I want to share a few places I visited this week while selling candy at trade shows in the NE.
Cincinnati Supercars
Motorland America in Arundel, Maine
LL Bean Store
 
If you recall on the last podcast I mentioned a Drag racer that I met on my flight.  Turns out it was Tasca Ford!
 
Be sure to check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage and all links mentioned are in the show notes which can be found on the new Auto Sausage website. 
 
How much will the 1963 CHEETAH RACE CAR (R253) sell for?
  • Auction Estimate: None
  • One of the most complete and original Cheetahs known to exist
  • Unrestored original condition
  • Cheetah no. 4 of 11 completed by Bill Thomas
  • Owned new and raced by Bud Clusserath
  • In 1965 Clusserath sold the car to Sam Goins
  • Goins maintained ownership of the car for 53 years until it was sold to Steve Juliano in 2018
  • Featured in Automobile Quarterly in 1981
  • Fuel-injected 327 CI Corvette engine
  • M21 4-speed transmission
  • C2 Corvette rear differential
  • Chevrolet stock car drum brakes
  • Letter of Authenticity by Bill Thomas III attesting to the car's originality
  • Hagerty Value - none
  • Greg’s Estimate
    • Condition #
    • Price - $
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0519-371523/1963-cheetah-race-car/
 
 
Thanks again for joining me and my automotive sickness and we will see you next week!
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
Best Car Podcast, Best Automotive Podcast, Podcastone Automotive, iTunes Automotive Podcasts]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Auction Guessing Game #2 Winner Announced!]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/auto-auction-guessing-game-2-winner-announced
Congratulations to Rreams!  You won Auto Auction Guessing Game #2!

​About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, cool car places he visits while traveling and he provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game.  Greg reviews antique, classic, muscle, exotic cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points.
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<![CDATA[Auto Auction Guessing Game #1]]>Fri, 01 Mar 2019 05:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/auto-auction-guessing-game-1
​Congratulations to JimK from Ohio for winning the Auto Suction Guessing Game #1!

Thanks you to all of the participants.  This was a hard one.  Congratulations to Jim K. from Cincinnati who was our big winner getting two out of the five correct.  You will get your prize soon!  Stay tuned for our next contest which will be the RM Sotheby’s Auction March 29-30 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Check back next week for an overview with details on how to play.  There will be a fun prize for the winner!  As I figure this out, the prizes and ways to play will get bigger and better.  Stay tuned by visiting the Auto Sausage tab at LearnFromOthers.org.  New sponsorship with cool prizes coming soon!
  • Four of the five did not meet their reserve so there seems to be some shifting down in the collector marketplace
  • Neither Porsche sold which was surprising.
  • Lot (F136.1) 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SPLIT WINDOW COUPE
    • Details - Fuel-Injected 327/360 HP, 4-Speed
    • Hagerty Price Guide - $61.7k-$158k, Trend - Slight Down/ Flat
    • Started asking for a bid at $170k, but first bid was $60k
    • Result - $110k, did not meet reserve
  •  Lot (S76.1) 1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA
    • Details - Rare color, one owner car, recent service
    • Hagerty Price Guide - $80k-$132k, Trend – Flat
    • Auction Estimate - $150,000 - $170,000
    • Started at $200k then first at $70k, reserve is off at $160k, picking on bidders, one bid and you are out?  You’re Out!
    • Result – Sold at $170k
  •  Lot (S97) 1958 PORSCHE 356A SUPER CABRIOLET
    • Details - 1600cc, 4-Speed, red, rare rudge wheels
    • Hagerty Price Guide - $164k-$268k, Trend - Flat
    • 2015 Porsche 918 no sale just prior at $1.3M…same thing happened at Amelia Island, Porsches are going down, except for the 996
    • Result - $170k, did not meet reserve, through Saturday only 2 of 14 Porsches sold (14.2% success rate)
  •  Lot (S120.1) 1976 PORSCHE 930 TURBO CARRERA
    • Details – 3.0L, 4-Speed, black
    • Hagerty Price Guide - $148k-$299k, Trend - Down
    • Result - $110k, did not meet reserve
  •  Lot (S121.1) 1973 FORD BRONCO STROPPE BAJA EDITION
    • Details – 302 CI, Automatic, 1 of 120 produced
    • Hagerty Price Guide - $36.5k-$87.9k, Trend - Strong Up
    • Result - $110k, did not meet reserve
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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<![CDATA[​004: Line Item 22 and a Tale of Three Allards!]]>Sun, 24 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/004-line-item-22-and-a-tale-of-three-allardsThis is Auto Sausage where we grind bits of automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast about cars. On today’s show...Line 22 from Jerry Seinfeld's lawsuit and a tale of three Allards.  Be sure to check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage and all links mentioned are in the show notes which can be found at LearnFromOthers.org under the Auto Sausage tab. 
  • Jerry Seinfeld's lawsuit
    • Line 22 as mentioned on this weeks Spike’s Car Radio…
    • 22. On information and belief, Spike Feresten, the host of a television car show, attended the Auction and spoke about the automobiles from Mr. Seinfeld’s collection to be sold at the Auction at Mr. Seinfeld’s invitation. The New York Times reported Mr. Feresten “attended as a Porsche enthusiast and as a friend to Mr. Seinfeld”: “‘Jerry has been generous enough to let me drive an awful lot of his collection,’ Mr. Feresten said, before finding himself unable to resist making a ‘Seinfeld’ allusion. ‘And I can tell you: They’re real and they’re spectacular.’”
    • They did not use his real name…Michael
    • 12. Gooding held the Auction on March 11, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida.
    • 28. In March of 2017, Fica Frio asked Lee Maxted-Page, the Managing Director of Maxted-Page Limited and one of the world’s foremost historic Porsche dealers, to prepare a proposal for a potential sale of the Vehicle.
    • Between mid-February 2018 and through April 2018, Fica Frio had discussions with Gooding and informed Gooding of its concerns regarding the authenticity of the Vehicle and, ultimately, following further inspection and investigation, of the fact that the Vehicle is not authentic. Fica Frio, in good faith, sought Gooding’s assistance in making arrangements with Mr. Seinfeld to rescind and unwind the sale of the Vehicle.
    • 32. On June 21, 2018, Mr. Seinfeld telephoned Mr. Monteverde directly and left a voicemail audio recording for Mr. Monteverde (the “Voicemail”). In the Voicemail, Mr. Seinfeld identified himself, stated that he heard from Gooding about the “counterfeit car,” stated that he wanted to “offer my apology for this nuisance and assure you that you will be completely indemnified in full and not have to keep the car and get all your money back,” and stated “I did want to apologize to you personally for that happening.”
    • 33. In the Voicemail, Mr. Seinfeld also stated that he “would also love to know how your guys figured it out because I find that to be interesting cause that’s impressive my guys did not I guess see anything amiss with the car when I bought it.”
    • 34 – Key verbiage…Fica Frio hereby offers again to rescind the Vehicle sale and return the Vehicle to Mr. Seinfeld in exchange for the return of Fica Frio’s purchase price and costs incurred by Fica Frio as a result of purchasing the Vehicle. Jerry Seinfeld's lawsuit
    • FIRST CLAIM FOR NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION
    • SECOND CLAIM FOR INTENTIONAL MISREPRESENTATION
    • THIRD CLAIM FOR MUTUAL MISTAKE
    • FOURTH CLAIM FOR BREACH OF ORAL AGREEMENT
    • FIFTH CLAIM FOR BREACH OF EXPRESS WARRANTY
    • I am not a lawyer so I will not waste your time acting like I understand all of this.
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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<![CDATA[003: Seinfeld's Lawsuit, Lenny’s, Mershon’s and an International Scout find!]]>Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMThttp://autosausage.com/blog/003-seinfelds-lawsuit-lennys-mershons-and-an-international-scout-findThis is Auto Sausage where we grind bits of automotive awesomeness into a brief but satisfying podcast about cars. On today’s show...Jerry Seinfeld's new lawsuit, a few cool car places in the Midwest and updates.  Check out my Instagram pictures from these visits @AutoSausage.  Please like and subscribe a few pics so I know that you are out thereJ
  • Jerry Seinfeld's lawsuit
    • Now, the buyer of Seinfeld’s 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster from that sale—Fica Frio Limited—has filed a lawsuit claiming Seinfeld negligently misrepresented the car’s authenticity. In addition to a full refund of the $1.54M sale price, the plaintiff is requesting further, as yet unspecified, damages.
    • Gooding & Company’s listing from the auction catalogue presented the 356 Speedster in question as one of 56 GS/ST models built with an aluminum body, and the only example with Auratium Green paint. Powering the car is an “extremely rare” Type 692/0 four-cam engine. Respected shop European Collectibles of Orange County, California, performed the restoration, and the Speedster received a Porsche certificate of authenticity verifying its status.
    • https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/02/04/jerry-seinfeld-fake-porsche-lawsuit
    • Let’s review…Sam, Gooding, European Collections, NCRS guy…maybe,
    • After the sale, Fica Frio took the car to a Porsche dealer in the UK called Maxted-Page Limited to have it inspected and evaluated for future sale. Maxted-Page declined to list the vehicle, citing the car’s “limited” vehicle history file and “lack of photographic evidence of restoration work,” According to the lawsuit, further investigation by the dealership “revealed that the vehicle is not authentic.”
    • http://www.maxted-page.com/
    • This is a serious shop with iconic cars for sale currently include a Porsche 906, a 1983 Porsche Le Mans winner and a few Porsche 901s. (232 produced)…everything I check was POA which if you have to ask you can’t afford it.
    • https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SeinfeldPorsche.pdf
    • https://www.hotcars.com/20-things-car-fans-should-know-about-jerry-seinfelds-collection/
    • Fica Frio based in the Channel Islands near France.
  • Lenny’s Classic Cars
    • Restoration shop
    • Wine cellar in old bank vault
    • 1993 Camaro
    • Jag with sunroof
  • Mershon’s
    • Specialize in C1 and C2 Corvettes
    • One third of cars on site
    • Two doors down there is a really original Chevy pickup
    • https://www.mershons.com/
    • They know their stuff and they will be straight up with you.
      • Why is this one $10k less than that one?
    • I’d say 80% of their inventory are Corvettes
  • Scout Place
    • https://www.superscoutspecialists.com/
    • The owner has 30-40 Scouts at offsite location…more coming soon.
    • Visiting Enon, Ohio calling on Speedway
    • Spied two Scout pickup trucks out side
      • Red original paint step side for $4,500
      • Green longbed for $5,800
    • New building
  • Youngtime’s collection
    • https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa19/paris/lots/r0041-1989-mercedes-benz-560-sec-amg-60-wide-body/733327
    • This sale also saw the first selection of cars from the Youngtimer Collection. A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 “Widebody” was high sale at $338,972.
    • The first joint product between AMG and Mercedes-Benz, the AMG C36 would not be introduced until 1993. For years prior to that, the two companies were cooperating to the extent that the AMG cars were being delivered with full company warranties through Mercedes-Benz dealers, however these vehicles were prohibitively expensive and therefore very rare.
    • Introduced in 1990, the 560 SEC AMG was perhaps the most fabled of these “pre-merger” upgraded automobiles. The car was powered with a 6.0-liter engine, producing twice the torque at half the engine speed of the original 5.6-liter Mercedes-Benz engine. On the outside, the car was fitted with distinctive AMG-designed front and rear fenders and door panels that allowed much wider wheels and tires to be fitted, inspiring the nickname “Wide Body.”
    • Experts believe that only 50 or so of these pre-merger 560s exist – and one is on offer here. On file is paperwork from Japan proving its low mileage, and a full service in the UK dated 2016.
 
About Auto Sausage
Auto Sausage is an automotive podcast where Greg Stanley reviews recent auto auction trends, provides updates on who is leading the Auto Auction Guessing Game and talks about cool car places he visits while traveling across the US.  Greg reviews antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, hyper cars, JDM cars, Porsches, vintage SUVs and anything else with four wheels and that makes noise.  If you like the Smoking Tire, Spike’s Car Radio or Car Cast, this is for you!  This automotive podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and wherever podcasts are found.
Greg uses the Sports Car Market and Hagerty Valuation Guide for sourcing automotive insights, trends and data points. 
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