There are so many collector car owners eager to move past the health crisis and stretch their legs, minds, and wallets that RM Sotheby’s has expanded its upcoming online auction. Bidding in RM Sotheby’s Driving into Summer event is scheduled to begin on May 21 at 1 p.m. ET, with staggered closures on lots now extended to two days—starting May 28 at 11 a.m. ET and continuing May 29—due to “significant consignor interest.”
Topping a diverse lineup of more than 100 motor cars, plus automobilia, are an early production 1995 Ferrari F50 and a rare 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO.
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"The things that dreams are made of." Why pay these prices that makes the vehicle undriveable? If I buy a car it has to be something I can drive anytime. I once bought a used Acura Legend Coupe at a really great price. The salesperson grabbed my attention when I complained driving such a low mileage vehicle. "You bought it to drive" he said. Truer word were never spoken. I drove that car for another 110,000 miles and loved every mile of it. Money means too much to me to place it on something I'm hesitant to use. If I wanted to invest like that I would get married. Owning a vehicle is a commitment to use it as it was intended.
I don't watch autos that are way out of my price range. Think you can put some 20-40k cars to watch? Does your readership consist mostly of multi-millionaires? If so, I'm in the wrong parking lot and need to move to the used, nothing over 40k lot.
It would be great to be rich though and drive one of these million dollar cars as much as you want, or as little, and have different ones for different occasions! You could be like Warren Buffet, who could afford it, but prefers to drive a station wagon, I heard. The point is, I enjoy seeing these rare cars, even if I can't afford them and it's fun trying to find one you can afford,that you might just be able to get, one day!
Utter claptrap. One could easily make the converse argument that owning a low-miles survivor is a commitment to preserving it for future generations to appreciate. But in the end, if your name's on the title, the decision is up to you.