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1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer

The auction hammer fell at $112,000 for this 1975 Chevrolet K5 Blazer: Very Well Sold This delivery-mile Blazer continues the burgeoning trend of the big dollar low-mileage truck craze. Over the last few weeks we have seen several low-mile pick up trucks come to market and sell at six-figure prices. Online sites have enabled these […]

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This is Funny!

“This kind of comedy makes you think, “I never thought of it like that.” —Christina Dixon We all need some humor in times like these. If you love cars you will enjoy this clip by Rex Havens. Press play.    

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The Future of Mercedes-Benz: Strategy Update

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” —Michael Porter “Our strategy is designed to avoid non-core activities to focus on winning where it matters: dedicated electric vehicles and proprietary car software. We will take action on structural costs, target strong and sustained profitability. With this new strategy we are announcing our clear […]

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1992 Bimota Tesi 1D 904SR

The auction hammer fell at $76,000 for this 1992 Bimota Tesi 1D: Well Bought Any Bimota is cool, but the Tesi 1D is the top end of their modern era machines. These are rare! Bimota built just 20 examples of the 904SR in 1991 and 1992 out of only 413 total Tesi models produced from […]

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2020: A Year to Remember and a Year to Forget

THE AUTOMOTIVE AND COLLECTOR CAR YEAR IN REVIEW—FROM THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AT TURTLE GARAGE: What a long strange year its been. 2020 began with Carlos Ghosn’s daring James Bond escape from Japan. By March, the world got stuck in neutral as a full-blown global pandemic shuttered car factories, closed dealerships, cancelled concours, and, above […]

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SCM Double Take With Somer Hooker

“A change will do you good.” —Sheryl Crow Sports Car Market is the premier source for enthusiasts to gather reliable collector car information. The magazine has proactively evolved over the years and is now the friendly, fun, but authoritative voice on industry trends. Content is predominately provided by key industry insiders, giving the publication an accurate, unique, […]

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1995 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limited

The auction hammer fell at $123.00 for this 1995 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limited: Well Bought The 500E/E500 has enjoyed cult-like status among Mercedes aficionados since the day it was new. Twenty five years later the fire has only grown stronger. Most 500E’s were the first-generation car manufactured from 1991 to 1993. This subject car is not […]

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The Tale of the Dino

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” —Warren Buffett One of the best aspects of car collecting and writing a blog is the diverse and wonderful people you meet. At Turtle Garage, we get a lot of inbound emails. Some of the feedback is obscure—last week, […]

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