Author Archive: Bradley Berman
When exploring the world of fine collectible automobiles, you will frequently encounter this term: bespoke. It’s just a highfalutin way of describing something that is customized or made-to-order. In the case of this, ahem, extremely rare $2 million 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith now on sale on eBay, there’s a single bespoke feature that gives the vehicle its unique character.
A 1970 Chrysler 300H convertible, used to promote Hurst aftermarket performance products, will forever be associated with racing queen Linda Vaughn. The unique vehicle is now on sale on eBay. The vehicle is affectionately know as the “Parade Float,” according to the seller, because it crisscrossed the country in the 1970s with iconic beauty queen Linda Vaughn perched on top of a platform.
Classic Ford Mustangs are among the most iconic and collectible cars in the world. But is the ’64 ‘Stang now listed on eBay for more than $1 million worth its price? The answer can be found in the car’s incredible story. The seller, in fact, calls it “the most significant historic Mustang in the world.”
The aluminum body of the first Porsche production car, introduced in 1950, was pounded into shape by hand. And that’s exactly how 35-year-old Chris Runge, a self-described “Porsche enthusiast and auto obsession-ist” produces his automotive creations, like the hand-built aluminum Frankfurt Flyer now listed on eBay.
In the early 1960s, a brand new Rolls-Royce cost about $8,000. Five decades later, when fully restored to its original grandeur, this 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is listed on eBay for a cool half-mil. Why is it fetching such a price?
The founders of Green Day, the hard-rocking California band, love cool cars almost as much as blasting out their unique punk-pop blend. But rock stars can be, well, excessive. So before long, the band’s fleet of collector and sports cars, according to a 2012 report in the New Zealand Herald, grew beyond 100 vehicles. That’s […]
Auto executives from Audi, Nissan and Mercedes predict that self-driving cars will be on the road around 2020. But the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology will come first, not to passenger cars, but to the commercial big rigs running on U.S. highways. That became clear to me last week when I saw Mark Alvick, director […]