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Great expectations: Assessing the true value of younger classic cars

Great expectations: Assessing the true value of younger classic cars

There are enthusiasts who invest in relatively ‘young’ sports cars. The expectation is that of a more affordable purchase than buying a factory-new model, with an increase in value in the coming years. But what is the basis of this expectation that the cars will rise in value?

Comparing the classic car and art markets, part two

Comparing the classic car and art markets, part two

In part two of this in-depth article by Dr Vincent van der Vinne we look more closely at the connection between the classic car and art investment market, and how it correlates to today’s economy.

THE 75 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS SOLD AT AUCTION

THE 75 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS SOLD AT AUCTION

Cars have always been an important part of our lives. However, for some, they are a social symbol where no expense is spared. The figures paid for the following majestic vehicles are almost unbelievable. See the list of the 75 most expensive cars sold at auction.

RACING PROVENANCE, ORIGINALITY AND VALUE

RACING PROVENANCE, ORIGINALITY AND VALUE

No hard and fast rules govern these topics, but excellent racing provenance, originality and number of private owners are the key golden guidelines to drive the price of your rare beast through the roof.

Cars Unappreciated In Their Time

Cars Unappreciated In Their Time

We spend our lives wishing we could see into the future and, for car enthusiasts, the biggest question is what cars of today will become legends of the future. Whilst JBR’s time machine is still in the planning stages, we look back at three of the most unappreciated classics of the past century.

Lancia Aurelia B24: A tale of two sports cars

Lancia Aurelia B24: A tale of two sports cars

The Lancia Aurelia is one of the most famous cars of this Italian marque. From the original sporting streamlined coupe, a Spider version was born in the mid-‘50s, later replaced by the Aurelia Convertible.But why is there such a big price difference between the Lancia Aurelia Spider and Convertible?

2017 in the Rearview Mirror

2017 in the Rearview Mirror

It’s that time of year when we look back on the past 12 months and take stock. With that in mind we invited Dr. Vincent van der Vinne, author of ‘Investing in Cars,’ to look back on what has been an exciting year for auction houses around the world.

The BMW M1: One of the few

The BMW M1: One of the few

BMW is well known for its sports and luxury cars. If you’re looking for a new or young sporty BMW, you have got plenty of choice, perhaps a Z3, Z8, Z4 or a sporty 3-, 5- and 6-series and the M versions thereof. One of the rare (and perhaps more interesting) cars you could buy is the BMW M1.

The Jaguar XJ220 – when will it be appreciated?

The Jaguar XJ220 – when will it be appreciated?

The Jaguar XJ220 - when will it be appreciated? By Dr Vincent van der Vinne, author of ‘Investing in Cars.’ The 1980s are characterized by economic stagnation, followed by recovery and then strong growth in the economy, with the stock exchange tripling in that decade....
Maserati 3500 GT/GTi Spider – relatively inexpensive

Maserati 3500 GT/GTi Spider – relatively inexpensive

Twenty years ago, in December 1996, Brooks auctioned a nice original Maserati 3500 GT Spider for £29,000. In February 2015 Artcurial sold one in similar condition for £620,000. Nevertheless, this model seems relatively inexpensive. Why, you may ask, is the Maserati 3500 GT/GTI Spider such an interesting car?

Bentley Fastback values – a decade of growth

Bentley Fastback values – a decade of growth

Dr Vincent van der Vinne returns as our guest blog writer this week, and this time he offers his analysis on the phenomenal recent growth in values of the Bentley R-Type and S Continental Fastbacks, as well as some insight from two owners of these fine historic cars.

Is the significant interest in young Porsches sustainable?

Is the significant interest in young Porsches sustainable?

Is the significant interest in young Porsches sustainable? By Dr Vincent van der Vinne, author of ‘Investing in Cars.’ In recent years there’s been a marked trend with increased interest in ‘young’ Porsche models, with a significant number being snapped up at auction....
Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Revealing The True Worth

Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Revealing The True Worth

Following our blog on the ‘instant classics’ of 2016 – supercars that have attracted a significant premium as soon as they’ve been delivered – we bring you another that is both a stunning driving machine and one that’s proving to be a safe bet financially, at least for those who ‘got in’ early…

The True Worth of 2016’s Limited Edition Super Cars

The True Worth of 2016’s Limited Edition Super Cars

The major sports and supercar manufacturers have treated us with a veritable feast of special limited-edition variants over the past 12 months. These cars are not only stunning but are also becoming instant classics and attracting a significant premium as soon as they have been delivered.

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