At Mecum’s Indianapolis auction on May 17, a 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda convertible, one of just 14 built, sold for $1.98m. This was not a surprise, nor was it a record. But it was still a showstopper, as Hemi ’Cuda convertibles sales have been for many years. If you aren’t familiar with the curious world of Hemi ’Cuda convertibles, $2m-$3.5m prices might seem a little bizarre for a car that sold for about $5,500 when new and was, at the time, shunned by muscle car buyers.
Many exotic car drivers won’t put 6,000 miles on the odometer during their entire ownership of a car. Ed Bolian will be driving that distance in his manual-transmission Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 this month. He’ll join about 25 others in the Lux Rally, an all-inclusive, eight-day luxury experience-driving event from Nashville to Las Vegas.