September - 12,2018
The 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car.
Bad photos Incorrect price Lack of knowledge and attention Not enough Internet exposure Unrealistic expectations Error #1. Bad photos hurt Buyers make decisions based on photos. Good photos = more money. Believe it or not, it’s the same car! Error #2. Incorrect price An Incorrect … Continue reading The 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car.
September - 5,2018
Lime Rock Historic Festival 2018
Rapley Classic Cars tent at the Lime Rock Historic’s. 1957 Mercedes Gullwing. 1951 Dagrada 750S (we think). 1953 Frua bodied Nardi Danese. Left to Right: A great venue to enjoy the company of friends and look at some great cars. The experts are still researching the history of this car. It is believed to be … Continue reading Lime Rock Historic Festival 2018
January - 8,2018
The Best of 2017
2017 was a great year and we bid it farewell with fondness. The market is robust especially for the unique and interesting. Below are some of our favorites from the past year. 1939 BMW 328. LeMans and Mille Miglia racer. Chassis 85335 What happened to car 27? BMW trounced the competition in the … Continue reading The Best of 2017
November - 3,2017
Discovered – 1939 BMW LeMans racer.
August 28th, 2017. Connecticut. A representative from BMW Classic (Klaus Kutscher) had flown in from Munich and was carefully inspecting a 1939 BMW 328 roadster. An owner and a small cluster of men paced the floor like expectant fathers at a maternity ward. Each, on occasion, looked over at the BMW representative to see if … Continue reading Discovered – 1939 BMW LeMans racer.
January - 12,2017
I’d just purchased a Maserati 3500GT. Now all I had to do was find it!
Maserati 3500GT. AM101.1086 Looking thru an old notebook I came across a few scribbled notes on a Maserati 3500GT that I had found 20+ years earlier, sitting under a tree, in Kansas City. It was rusty, ugly and irresistible. The owner WOULD NOT sell it to me. “After all these years, I wonder if … Continue reading I’d just purchased a Maserati 3500GT. Now all I had to do was find it!
October - 27,2016
From Sebring to a quiet resting spot under a tree.
It started innocently enough, these things often do. Rather than go home the direct route, a friend suggested I go via a side street. “Look up the second driveway on the right, under the tree. Let me know what you think the car under the tarp is”. The peaked front fenders gave the immediate impression … Continue reading From Sebring to a quiet resting spot under a tree.
July - 19,2016
Treasure found in New Jersey
Like many exciting things in life it started out as a normal day. A friend knew of a man in New Jersey, about an hour away, with some interesting sportscars.