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The 2023 collector car auction season got off to a roaring start in January. The Bonhams Scottsdale auction reached $30M in sales, and RM Sotheby’s reported $44M. The big surprise came from Bonhams, where a 1912 Simplex brought $4.8M, a record for a pre-WWI car. Supercars were still supreme, though, with a Ferrari LaFerrari getting $4.075M at RM Sotheby’s and, earlier in the month, a Ferrari F40 topping the Mecum sale in Kissimmee, Florida at $3.135M.

Terrykarges

Since taking the reins as Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, Terry Karges has changed its business model, created “must see” exhibits, and delivered profitability to the organization. Terry was raised in the California car culture, and is a well-known figure in the automotive industry. He has great stories to tell about his life, and shares insights into what makes the Museum such a great institution.

Red Maserati GranTurismo right front view.

The Ferrari-Maserati divorce has put the Italian supercar universe back in order, with Maserati emerging with its strongest model line since the 1960s. The newest models include the MC-20 supercar, a high-performance Grecale SUV, and the GranTurismo. The gas-fueled Maserati GranTurismo arrives in spring, with an electric version coming in late 2023. Sources suggest a $170,000 starting price.

Christopher Warren, Southeast Sales Manager at PFS

The most effective sales professionals understand that listening and empathy are the most important skills in their tool kit, and Chris Warren has mastered both. His success at Premier, and over the course of his automotive career, were shaped by lessons he learned at a very young age.

Red Maserati MC20 front view

It’s a sure sign of Spring when four legendary marques roll out their new supercars. Here’s what to look as the flowers begin to bloom: Maserati’s MC20, Porsche’s 911 Turbo S, the Lotus Eletra (“the world’s first hyper SUV EV), and Ferrari’s Purosangue. Get all the details here.

PFS Press Release

Premier reported that 2021 was the most successful year in the company’s 25-year history, with a 20% increase in the number of cars financed, and a 40% improvement in the total dollars financed, compared with 2020. All 5 of the company’s nationwide sales regions reported strong growth.

Suzanne de Bary

In this Premier Family Album, we pay tribute to Suzanne de Bary, our Manager of Operations. Most successful teams have an individual who steps up; not only performing their own job well, but also coaching and inspiring team members to succeed. Suzy de Bary has always played that role at Premier, which she describes as her “passion in life.”

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