including the legendary Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – remained “on hold” during 2020, the participation in online auctions has skyrocketed, and that trend is unlikely to lose momentum soon, according to Premier Financial Services, the nation’s leading provider of lease financing for exotic, vintage and collector cars.
Lamborghini and Porsche both released their third-quarter sales. The Macan, Cayenne and Taycan dominated at Porsche. Meanwhile, Lamborghini sold over 738 vehicles worldwide, it’s best September to date.
Meet the Maserati MC20, Maserati’s first mid-engine supercar in four decades. The car will have two versions, one with a roaring internal combustion engine, and the other equipped with a humming electric. The gas version of the MC20 arrives in 2021 and the EV in 2022. There’s no hybrid, but there will be coupe and convertible variants.
The Fisker Karma, went on sale in 2011 and was gone by the following year. However, it re-emerged a few years later as Karma Automotive. They new company adopted the model name as its brand, reintroduced a much-updated version of the car and is planning a line of electrified vehicles. The Karma Revero GT is one of them, an extended-range electric vehicle that costs $135,000.
The first 1965 Shelby GT350R, a star-studded racing steed with a trophy case of documented history, sold for $3.85m at Mecum’s Indy sale this month. This is just 7 months after the “Bullitt” Mustang movie car sold for a $3.75m, breaking that record. The $3.8m GT350R was one of 36 such cars built for the track. Other GT350R models are hardly cheap dates, with selling prices around the $1m mark.
From August 13th-15, RM Sotheby’s will be hosting their Shift/Monterey Online Only Auction. Checkout the cars industry experts are most looking forward to seeing, including a Ferrari, vintage Bugatti and Jaguar.
Most collector-car auction houses already offered absentee bidding options and live streaming auctions as part of regular operations, the safety and travel restrictions posed by COVID-19 spurred the industry to apply creative solutions. Learn more about Mecum, Gooding & Company, Bonhams and more are operating their summer auctions.
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.
In 1964, Porsche introduced the 904 Carrera GTS for competition. It was a more focused track machine with an eye on FIA GT racing, and had immediate racing success. This model put Porsche on an endurance racing path that would culminate with its first Le Mans overall wins with the astounding 917 racers in 1970 and 1971.