Auction season is running at full speed going into Monterey Car Week this August 11-20. (Yes, a 10-day week!) Five major auctions will take place there, drawing buyers and sellers from around the world. Plan to be there? Whether you’re looking for your next dream car or planning to sell one from your collection, it pays to be prepared. Premier Financial Services has put together a quick refresher course with insights from auction and sales pros offering advice on finding the car you want and bringing it home.
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.
For its 7th edition of The Bonham’s Amelia Island Auction – scheduled this year for Thursday, May 20, Bonhams will lift the gavel on a particularly rich set of offerings, including 83 lots of prime memorabilia and collectibles, 8 vintage carriages, and some 110 collector vehicles from the dawn of motoring to 2019, including vintage vehicles and Classic Era from several noted private collections.
Integral to the festivities related to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since its 1999 inception, RM Sotheby’s returns to the beautiful grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island for the company’s 23rd Amelia Island Auction.
Chris Warren, our Southwest Sales Manager, stumbled across his pick for $150k while visiting a dealership. He choose a beautiful yellow 2018 Porsche GT3, worth $150k on the nose. According to Chris, you would be “hard-pressed to find a more fun car to drive”.
Sales Manager Chris Warren’s car buying advice for people looking to spend $75K is to find an early model Ferrari California. Although it may take some digging and patience to find one in that price range in great condition and with reasonable mileage, Chris promises that they are out there. According to Chris, it’s a car that’s way cooler than most new cars or trucks in that price range.
Spanning August 12th-14th, Bonhams annual Quail Lodge Auctions will be held online. They will be part of Petersen Museum’s Online Car Week, welcome set of car events including a Concours d’Elegance finale on August 16.
As you’ll see from this installment of VINWiki’s “best car” series, there are a lot of great cars available for $100k. Our Sales Manager, Chris Warren, has three cars that cover a broad range of tastes- whether you’re interested in performance, sheer luxury or classic styling. If you have a specific $100k dream car in mind, we can help make it a reality.
There’s no doubt that $250k can buy some fantastic dream cars. This VINWiki video has some great examples, including one from our Southeast Sales Manager, Chris Warren. Instead of dreaming, listen to Ed Bolian’s explanation at the end to learn how you can put any one of these supercars in your driveway.