Auction Spot #59: Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

In recent weeks I’ve seen a few posts about the Challenge Stradale on social media and I’m pretty intrigued, especially since a few people have called it one of the best sounding cars ever. Continue reading “Auction Spot #59: Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale”

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Auction Spot #58 : COYS’ Vanquish S

#58 brings a new title format which lists the car and the auction too, hopefully drawing more people to read and also making it easier to find each individual mini article. As you can see this spot is a lovely 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S with a very clever (if illegal) private number plate that is supposed to spell out ‘Bond’. Continue reading “Auction Spot #58 : COYS’ Vanquish S”

Cool eBay Find #157: Mercedes 600 SEL

Now this generation of Mercedes S-Class/CL certainly isn’t the prettiest they ever produced, but it does have its charms and it has double glazed windows which is a nice surprise the first time you open the door on one. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #157: Mercedes 600 SEL”

Auction Spot #57

Another spot at the COYS auction on Saturday is this Saab 99 Turbo, which is something of an icon car. The guide price £9,000-£12,500 with a clever quote nearby that states how you cannot put a price on the thrill that driving a 99 Turbo provides.  Continue reading “Auction Spot #57”

Auction Spot #56

For #56 we’re moving from Morris Leslie to the COYS auction which will also be taking place on Saturday, though I will be attending this one. The auction takes place at the London Classic Car Show so if you’re attending the show you can watch the auction and even have a bid should you wish (just note that just watching an auction is pretty boring in general).

Anyway, my first spot for this auction is this lovely MG RV8 which is painted red (quite unusual for one of these). You normally see them in BRG which looks fantastic and has a lovely depth to it but there is something about the red paintwork that makes this car stand out, and I’m curious to see how it affects the price, as the guide of £15k – £20k isn’t all that unusual for one of these. Apparently this car is one of only 43 RHD UK models, which seems awfully low for a British car with a total build figure of close to 2,000. 85,000 miles doesn’t seem as low as COYS would like you to believe but if it is a well presented car it could be a great car (and a fun one) for someone. Follow the link below to see the original listing.

Auction Spot #56

Auction Spot #55

This spot has no photos on the listing, but it is one that is well worth reading. When I think of ‘Turbo’ I often think ‘Porsche’ quite soon after. This is a 911 Turbo (996) which is presented with incredibly low mileage. Continue reading “Auction Spot #55”

Auction Spot #54

I’ve owned a BMW 2002 but not a 1502 so I couldn’t tell you what the lower powered model is like to drive but they are a lovely place to be, with only slim pillars that give the car a feeling similar to that of a greenhouse, providing fantastic visibility (even if compromising safety in the process). Continue reading “Auction Spot #54”