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Skylar’s ride: ’86 Jeep Wagoneer

1986 Jeep Wagoneer

We have a lot of respect for these Wagoneers. They have a loyal following and there are quite a few restoration shops dedicated to preserving them. The popularity certainly hasn’t been hurt by Breaking Bad’s success. Sklar White, wife of the meth cooking high school teacher, drives a red one. But they now have more money than they can count so she drives something newer. Got to spend it somewhere. SPOILER ALERT*** Now that Walter is gone and she is now a taxi dispatcher, we are sure she yearns for the good old days. Read More


Hide your wallet, it is auction time in Monterey.

Every year, those who are truly passionate about the collector car hobby either descend on the Monterey Peninsula or are glued to the computer monitor or TV to watch the action at the auctions live. All of the best auction houses are represented and the competition for top offerings in keen. You’ll see great cars at  Goodings, RM Auctions, Mecum, and Christies. I am sure I left out a few. RM AuctionThere are plenty of cars in all price brackets so don’t think this is just for the Gulfstream IV set. We decided to take a break at offering you new featured cars with so many available in California. What we will do is try as best we can to report on sales. We’ll be a bit specific, and show you auction results on cars that we would typically feature on Mint. So there will be that eclectic mix that our readers like so much.

Let’s start with a look at the RM Auction Catalog (click on the cover). There is an enormous amount of information on the 500+ offerings at RM. Each description has an auction estimate and hopefully we can fill in with the final hammer price as the week progresses. Now on to some auction results from Mecum…

Mecum always has a good mix of affordable and outragious cars at any of their auctions. But at Monterey, we think they do search out a fair amount of imported and sports cars. So their tagline “Muscle Cars and More…” is true here. Click on each image for a larger size.

1970 Ford Bronco V8

1970 Ford Bronco V8 SOLD at $25,000


1969 Jaguar

1969 Jaguar SOLD at $39,000

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Honor Memorial Day: 1956 M38A1 CDN3 MILITARY JEEP WITH MATCHING 1952 M100 TRAILER


We thought we would honor Memorial Day by offering a veteran of the Armed Forces. This Jeep has been treated to a 2-year restoration. It is a  Korean War period military Jeep and trailer, and it is now time to find a new home. Purchased from a local Washington State collector, this Jeep found its way from Nova Scotia, where it lived its military life on Canadian Nato base. Read More


Skylar’s Ride: ’83 Jeep Wagoneer

1983 Jeep Wagoneer

The Jeep Wagoneer was the first luxury 4×4. It began production 28 years ago and it was a Sport Utility Vehicle before they called them SUVs. The Wagoneer pioneered the SUV marketplace, although it looked like a giant station wagon on steroids, it was very car-like. Read More


Personality: ’62 Willys Overland 4X4

Willys Overland

We will never fully understand what motivates people to be attracted to a particular vintage car. For buyers of new cars, it doesn’t really matter that much. That decision is probably based more on need and budget. With old or vintage cars, there is some siren call that helps seal the deal. Case in point – there was an article about Ralph Lauren in Vanity Fair or some other magazine of similar literary integrity. One of the best images has Mr. Lauren behind the wheel of heavily patinated Jeep in powder blue where in fact there was any powder blue paint. We know he has the keys to one of the world’s best curated collections of classic cars. But he knows when he is on the ranch he needs something different. He could afford a new Jeep or Landie D-90 painted in any custom color with exotic interiors. But he chose this tired but happy old bulldog of a Jeep. Read More