We'll be closely watching a Porsche, an Alfa Romeo, and a Ferrari as they go up for sale at the Monterey Online auctions. Read the full article at Hagerty.com to find out what makes these three special:
I have to say, I also tire of the constant attention given to these absurdly expensive vehicles, most of which the common person will never see, much less own or drive. Can we bring our coverage back down to earth where the bulk of your customers live? In a time of pandemic, when many millions can't figure out where they're going to get the $ to keep the lights on or food in the fridge, multi-million dollar automobiles are obscene.
In my opinion, the 928 is simply not a durable collector car, given the electromechanical complexities, lack of analog “character” and the cost of repair/replacement/maintenance. I’d look at other offerings if you are truly in the market for an investment vehicle. That said, if you are bent on owning and driving one; then get it!
I live in the world of shoe box Fords and mild resto-mod Camaros. They are nice because we own them, perhaps wrench them, and see them at shows. So, please continue featuring cars that aren't so common, and ignore the envious, grouchy complainers.
I think that the issue of affordability gets in the way, keeping our fellow automotive enthusiasts from enjoying the "high end" auction world. I really do know the feeling and this is not a critique, but just a alternate approach.
There was a time when us "commoners", with or without big $$$, could even get to see these vehicles. Try to forget about the crazy prices and just focus on what you would like to see in person one day! We must try to keep the fun and most positive aspects of the HDC alive. Collections? O.K. but not what most of us are doing?
I am from the Auto Repair world and was raised on BIG BLOCK cars burning the tires off, with the occasional Pro Stocker doing a wheel stand. Also loved and actually worked on the old XKE's in Butter yellow or British racing green and chamois colored leather interiors....and don't EVEN make me get the MGB/GT out again!
Stay positive until we can all get out there again.
I agree with volvofanatic to the extent that for the rest of us this gear is out of our league. However; Hagerty must have something in mind otherwise they would not have approached the situation.
I only buy cars I know i can drive without getting excessively paranoid in traffic.
I am on the Left Coast where there is more congestion and idiotic irresponsible drivers than anywhere, so I drive what I can get fixed when necessary. So far with the exception of one theft which was recovered I have had no issues.
I hope the folks in this end of the market have as much fun as I do.
The first two I find downright ugly. The Ferrari is very nice. Okay, they are rare and expensive, but virtually no one can afford one. I'd prefer to see some great classics from the 50's, 60's & 70's. They are much more common and affordable for most car enthusiasts.