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2000 Honda Civic Si: Ludicrous Sale

The auction hammer fell at $50,000 for this 2000 Honda Civic Si: Ludicrous Sale The 2000 Honda Civic Si is a great vintage year for this Japanese pocket rocket. These cars were very well made and very fun to drive. This example is unusual because of its very low mileage and unique Electron Blue color. […]

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Nasdaq @ 10,000, Tesla @ $1,000/Share

Despite record unemployment and massive economic dislocation from Covid19, stock markets are rallying and Tesla shares are soaring. What is going on? Today, Tesla is worth more than Ford, GM, and Chrysler combined! Depending on the day, Tesla is worth more than auto giant Toyota. At over 200 times earnings, Tesla is anything but cheap. […]

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Falling in Love With a Tesla

My first drive in a Tesla Model S was back in 2012. I remember the experience like it was yesterday. After taking the Model S for a spin, I got back into my then-brand-new Mercedes E350, and it felt like a Model T Ford. Despite this positive experience, I still have not leaped into an […]

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Movin’ Online: Classic Car Auctions in Transition—A Trend or a Fad?

Bring a Trailer is experiencing an explosion in traffic and a high sell-through rate. Even the venerable RM Sotheby’s is migrating online. Gooding & Co. is ramping up their direct sales channel. Is this a Covid19 fad or a long-term trend? In the upcoming Sports Car Market August supplement issue, Turtle Garage joins a distinguished […]

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#bikesarethenewtoiletpaper

“The United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging.” —The New York Times “I have never seen anything remotely approaching this. If you went into a store three weeks ago you could find a bike under $1,000. Right now shelves […]

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2004 Acura NSX-T

The auction hammer fell at $133,000 for this 2004 Acura NSX-T: Market correct outcome This is strong money for an NSX, however, this car has mileage, year, and color on its side. We would call this market correct. Japanese modern classics are on the rise and later-series NSX’s are at the epicenter of collectible Japanese […]

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