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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series

The auction hammer fell at $405,000 for this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series: Room to Run! The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series is one of the most outrageous and rare cars Mercedes has built in the post-war period. Given the move towards electric drive, it is unlikely that Mercedes will build anything like […]

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Turtle Invitational III: Meaningful Cars + Meaningful People = Meaningful Fun

In 2016, I was fortunate to attend several premium top-tier Concours de’ Elegance car shows both here and in Europe with Sports Car Market publisher Keith Martin. On the surface, the quality of these shows was unparalleled. The vehicles were significant, and most of them represented world-class perfection. The Saturday night galas harkened back to a […]

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Turtle Invitational III is Upon Us!

The third biennial Turtle Invitational is upon us! Please visit the show website here to learn more. Entries are now closed and we expect a full field of extraordinary classic cars and motorcycles. However, classic vehicles are welcome to come and be displayed on the Seabring non-judged show field. ABOUT THE TURTLE INVITATIONAL: What: A group […]

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Are Electric Vehicles Inevitable?

“Show me the incentives and I will tell you the outcome.”—Charlie Munger “The media’s focus on climate change and the unfolding policy responses are leading us into a world with lower production of carbon energy, tighter coordination among the world’s big petroleum-producing countries, and quite possibly higher near-term demand for hydrocarbons. All this is likely […]

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Living with an Electric Car

At Turtle Garage, we recently discovered the site Medium.com. Medium publishes some worthwhile articles that can be thought provoking and insightful. Medium covers broad topics such as self help, book recommendations, personal development, and how to create wealth —among many other topics.  A recent article caught my eye and thought it would be something worthwhile […]

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And the Best Modern Classic M BMW is?????

In the July issue of Sports Car Market we dive into our favorite classic BMW M-cars with Alec Cartio. Alec is widely considered the foremost expert on BMW E31 CSi’s. Moreover, he produces the finest car-related films on the internet. Click here to view Alec’s incredible site, Cartiology Films. In the SCM article below, we go […]

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A Historically Significant NFT (Non-Functioning Transaxle) is For Sale on Bring a Trailer

“Sometimes I’m so mystified by our hobby I question what my eyes are telling me.” —Bring a Trailer commentary “Seriously though, this is a unique and fantastic listing and shows how Bring a Trailer has gone from being a enthusiast’s site to scope out the best of internet listings to one of the world’s premier auction […]

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