The Truth About Cars » Collectible or Consumable? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 19:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 What Does $1.2 Million Buy You? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/what-does-1-2-million-buy-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/what-does-1-2-million-buy-you/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276681 Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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Vast amounts of witless cash arrived at Scottsdale this week. To wit: the first serial production Acura NSX — or, at least, the right to order it — sold for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson on Friday. For that $1.2 million (plus somewhere between $156,000 and $205,700 for the car itself), winning bidder Rick Hendrick (yes, that Rick Hendrick) […]

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Is This 2003 Cadillac Escalade Worth $119,780? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/is-this-2003-cadillac-escalade-worth-119780/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/is-this-2003-cadillac-escalade-worth-119780/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 18:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224073 If you were to buy a 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV near North Caldwell, New Jersey, you’d expect to shell out nearly $10,000 for an exceptionally clean ride from a dealer, according to Edmunds. Yet, this particular example of GM’s brashly designed full-size SUV sold for nearly 12 times that amount: $119,780. Why? Well, this one was […]

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If you were to buy a 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV near North Caldwell, New Jersey, you’d expect to shell out nearly $10,000 for an exceptionally clean ride from a dealer, according to Edmunds. Yet, this particular example of GM’s brashly designed full-size SUV sold for nearly 12 times that amount: $119,780. Why? Well, this one was […]

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My First and Most Recent Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/first-recent-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/first-recent-cars/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:09:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1014778 Not long ago my mother moved into an assisted living facility and I’ve been cleaning through her house. After observing her, my daughters, my sisters, and my maternal aunts I’ve figured out that there’s likely an OCD gene on one of their X chromosomes. Of course, my daughters got that bit of genetic material from […]

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Not long ago my mother moved into an assisted living facility and I’ve been cleaning through her house. After observing her, my daughters, my sisters, and my maternal aunts I’ve figured out that there’s likely an OCD gene on one of their X chromosomes. Of course, my daughters got that bit of genetic material from […]

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Debuts In Die-Cast Form Before Official Unveiling http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/2015-land-rover-discovery-sport-debuts-die-cast-form-official-unveiling/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/2015-land-rover-discovery-sport-debuts-die-cast-form-official-unveiling/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=901505 When shopping for your child (inner or otherwise) in the toy aisle to add a new vehicle to their collection, you might just stumble upon the new Land Rover Discovery Sport in 1:43 scale only a few days before its official global debut. Jalopnik subsidiary Truck Yeah sourced the above image of the die-cast models […]

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When shopping for your child (inner or otherwise) in the toy aisle to add a new vehicle to their collection, you might just stumble upon the new Land Rover Discovery Sport in 1:43 scale only a few days before its official global debut. Jalopnik subsidiary Truck Yeah sourced the above image of the die-cast models […]

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Time’s Running Out On The (W12) 3l Camino Auction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/times-running-out-on-the-w12-3l-camino-auction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/times-running-out-on-the-w12-3l-camino-auction/#comments Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=810090 Admit it: you want this car. The Internet’s been awfully excited about this rather improbable auction for a functional W123 300TD El Camino, and with just two days left to, bidding’s cleared ten grand. This, mind you, for a car with a broken hydraulic system and broken A/C. And the reserve still hasn’t been hit. […]

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Admit it: you want this car. The Internet’s been awfully excited about this rather improbable auction for a functional W123 300TD El Camino, and with just two days left to, bidding’s cleared ten grand. This, mind you, for a car with a broken hydraulic system and broken A/C. And the reserve still hasn’t been hit. […]

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Petersen Museum Responds To LA Times: “Absolutely Incorrect”, “Big Misrepresentation” – Museum Will Not Refocus To Bikes and French Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/petersen-museum-responds-to-la-times-absolutely-incorrect-big-misrepresentation-museum-will-not-refocus-to-bikes-and-french-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/petersen-museum-responds-to-la-times-absolutely-incorrect-big-misrepresentation-museum-will-not-refocus-to-bikes-and-french-cars/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:44:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495759 Yesterday, we ran a News Blog post relating the LA Times report that the Petersen Museum was selling off 1/3rd of its collection to focus on motorcycles and French cars from the Art Deco period. Now, the museum has responded with vigorous denials, saying that the newspaper was wrong about what is really planned for the […]

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Yesterday, we ran a News Blog post relating the LA Times report that the Petersen Museum was selling off 1/3rd of its collection to focus on motorcycles and French cars from the Art Deco period. Now, the museum has responded with vigorous denials, saying that the newspaper was wrong about what is really planned for the […]

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Residual Value Miracle Aston Martin To Fetch Millions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/residual-value-miracle-aston-martin-to-fetch-millions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/residual-value-miracle-aston-martin-to-fetch-millions/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:57:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486712 A car bought in 1956 for $15,000 is expected to sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million when it goes on auction in November.  It is expected to be the star of Sotheby’s first significant auction of collector cars in more than a decade, where some 35 prewar French cars, postwar American and European […]

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A car bought in 1956 for $15,000 is expected to sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million when it goes on auction in November.  It is expected to be the star of Sotheby’s first significant auction of collector cars in more than a decade, where some 35 prewar French cars, postwar American and European […]

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Never Mind The DB7, Here’s The Railton http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/never-mind-the-db7-heres-the-railton/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/never-mind-the-db7-heres-the-railton/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474486 Psst! Hey, you! Yes, you! The guy with the gold Bentley-By-Breitling-Celebrating-Bentley-Brand-Breitlings diamond-studded watch! With your arm around two Estonian working girls! I know you’re about to step into a fresh new Aston Vanquish, but perhaps Sir would be interested in something authentically English and genuinely bespoke? An individual creation from a man whose contribution to […]

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Psst! Hey, you! Yes, you! The guy with the gold Bentley-By-Breitling-Celebrating-Bentley-Brand-Breitlings diamond-studded watch! With your arm around two Estonian working girls! I know you’re about to step into a fresh new Aston Vanquish, but perhaps Sir would be interested in something authentically English and genuinely bespoke? An individual creation from a man whose contribution to […]

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How To Build A Lexus LFA Supercar – In Seven Not So Easy Steps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/how-to-build-a-lexus-lfa-supercar-%e2%80%93-in-seven-not-so-easy-steps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/how-to-build-a-lexus-lfa-supercar-%e2%80%93-in-seven-not-so-easy-steps/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:54:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421553 Would you like to know how to build one of the world’s fastest (top speed 202 mph) and most agile (Nordschleife time 7:14.64) supercars? If you want to have a look at how the Lexus LFA is built, then you need to buy one. As part of the ownership experience, you become access to the […]

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Would you like to know how to build one of the world’s fastest (top speed 202 mph) and most agile (Nordschleife time 7:14.64) supercars? If you want to have a look at how the Lexus LFA is built, then you need to buy one. As part of the ownership experience, you become access to the […]

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Collectible or Consumable?: 1995 Lincoln Town Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/collectible-or-consumable-1995-lincoln-town-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/collectible-or-consumable-1995-lincoln-town-car/#comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407056 Twenty years from now I’ll still be looking at cars. They may become faster than today’s sports cars and more luxurious than a Mercedes S-Class. But many of us enthusiasts will find something missing within all their awesomeness That’s because great cars are not about perfection. They are about character. With that in mind, I found […]

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Twenty years from now I’ll still be looking at cars. They may become faster than today’s sports cars and more luxurious than a Mercedes S-Class. But many of us enthusiasts will find something missing within all their awesomeness That’s because great cars are not about perfection. They are about character. With that in mind, I found […]

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