Barrett-Jackson reports sales totaling more than $32.5 million and $850,000 raised for charity at its 9th Annual auction at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Speed Academy runs a piece looking at what's driving the skyrocketing prices of air-cooled Porsche 911s. One theory is that Joe-the-Plumber owners are valuing their own high-mileage daily drivers according to the bubble-like prices being asked for pristine, low-mileage examples.
The new Hagerty Market Rating tool measures the overall strength of the classic car market, providing a wide view that counterbalances the headlines from frenzied auction sales. Using 15 data points from eight categories, including sales between private owners, it generates a single number from 0 to 100 to gauge the state of the market.
Canadian industrial design professor Bruce Thomson is on the hunt for a classic car, and he's chronicling the search in a novel way. Thomson is using his skill as an artist to sketch the vintage cars that he checks out and is posting driving impressions of them on his blog. He initially started looking for a Triumph TR6, but now a wide range of vintage European rides have been added to the list of possibilities.
No word a lie, we here at AutoblogGreen are fans of classic cars. What we are not fond of, however, is the pollution that their inefficient engines create, and so it's great to see our old favorites lovingly up-cycled with electric drivetrains. The ZelectricBug is a beautiful example of how new, cleaner life can be breathed into an old Volkswagen Beetle.
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