The Truth About Cars » Bugatti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Bugatti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Müller: Volkswagen Recalling European Cars Starting in January http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-recalling-european-cars-starting-january/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-recalling-european-cars-starting-january/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:01:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1190138 Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller told German authorities that the company would begin recalling cars in Europe in January and that fixes those cars take roughly one year to complete, Automotive News reported. Müller told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that the company found 9.5 million affected cars, not 11 million, that would need to be fixed. Müller […]

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller told German authorities that the company would begin recalling cars in Europe in January and that fixes those cars take roughly one year to complete, Automotive News reported. Müller told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that the company found 9.5 million affected cars, not 11 million, that would need to be fixed. Müller […]

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You Can Pay $2.5 Million For a Volkswagen Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/can-pay-2-5-million-volkswagen-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/can-pay-2-5-million-volkswagen-now/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157306 Bugatti’s successor to the Veyron, the Chiron (are those pronounced similarly?) will reportedly cost $2.5 million, according to Car. The hyper car, which was shown to prospective owners in France, will be a quad turbo, W-16 that produces more than 1,400 horsepower. According to the report, the car will make its debut in Geneva next […]

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Bugatti’s successor to the Veyron, the Chiron (are those pronounced similarly?) will reportedly cost $2.5 million, according to Car. The hyper car, which was shown to prospective owners in France, will be a quad turbo, W-16 that produces more than 1,400 horsepower. According to the report, the car will make its debut in Geneva next […]

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Volkswagen Forges New Auto Union Through Reorganization http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/volkswagen-forges-new-auto-union-through-reorganization/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/volkswagen-forges-new-auto-union-through-reorganization/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092657 Volkswagen Group is reorganizing itself into a decentralized organization with four holding companies to better handle high production costs. German business daily Handelsblatt reports former BMW manager Herbert Diess will head up the first group, expected to be composed of Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat, Automotive News Europe says. Current Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will lead […]

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Volkswagen Group is reorganizing itself into a decentralized organization with four holding companies to better handle high production costs. German business daily Handelsblatt reports former BMW manager Herbert Diess will head up the first group, expected to be composed of Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat, Automotive News Europe says. Current Audi CEO Rupert Stadler will lead […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Worthersee GTI Meeting, Gilles Sits at Head of Drawing Table and Jeep Wants to Build a Range Rover http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-worthersee-gti-meeting-gilles-sits-at-head-of-drawing-table-and-jeep-wants-to-build-a-range-rover/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-worthersee-gti-meeting-gilles-sits-at-head-of-drawing-table-and-jeep-wants-to-build-a-range-rover/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 10:47:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1067962 Our European correspondent, Vojtěch Dobeš, is at the 34th Annual GTI Meeting in Worthersee this week. Hopefully he will have some interesting stories to share if he isn’t too distracted by Austria’s fräuleins. Here’s your news from overnight. Ralph Gilles, the new head of design at FCA (The Detroit News) The former head of now […]

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Our European correspondent, Vojtěch Dobeš, is at the 34th Annual GTI Meeting in Worthersee this week. Hopefully he will have some interesting stories to share if he isn’t too distracted by Austria’s fräuleins. Here’s your news from overnight. Ralph Gilles, the new head of design at FCA (The Detroit News) The former head of now […]

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The Finally Defunct Bugatti Veyron’s U.S. Sales Run: By The Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/finally-defunct-bugatti-veyrons-u-s-sales-run-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/finally-defunct-bugatti-veyrons-u-s-sales-run-numbers/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:22:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1009418 Finally. The Veyron is done. Bugatti reportedly sold the last Veyron, a car which will be displayed at the Geneva auto show in March, to a customer in the Middle East. Volkswagen-owned Bugatti’s 450-unit production run comes to a close after nearly a decade of delivering cars to customers. Although the cars routinely sold for […]

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Finally. The Veyron is done. Bugatti reportedly sold the last Veyron, a car which will be displayed at the Geneva auto show in March, to a customer in the Middle East. Volkswagen-owned Bugatti’s 450-unit production run comes to a close after nearly a decade of delivering cars to customers. Although the cars routinely sold for […]

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Bugatti Royale: The Most Magnificent Car In The World? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/bugatti-royale-magnificent-car-world/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/bugatti-royale-magnificent-car-world/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:30:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=951737 Our friends over at Jalopnik ran a post on cars so important to you that you’d make a pilgrimage to see them. I really can’t quibble with the ten *cars that made their final cut, mostly because I’ve seen and photographed three of them myself, a Chrysler Turbine Car, the Gulf Oil liveried Ford GT40 that twice […]

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Our friends over at Jalopnik ran a post on cars so important to you that you’d make a pilgrimage to see them. I really can’t quibble with the ten *cars that made their final cut, mostly because I’ve seen and photographed three of them myself, a Chrysler Turbine Car, the Gulf Oil liveried Ford GT40 that twice […]

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I Woke Up In A Used Bugatti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/i-woke-up-in-a-used-bugatti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/i-woke-up-in-a-used-bugatti/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=781257 ( video and lyrics NSFW) Once the domain of mainstream luxury brands, certified pre-owned programs are starting to filter down to mainstream brands…and apparently, to Bugatti as well. Though scant on details, AutoGuide reports that Bugatti will apparently be offering a new CPO program. Given the limited number of Veyron’s on the market, it’s safe to […]

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( video and lyrics NSFW) Once the domain of mainstream luxury brands, certified pre-owned programs are starting to filter down to mainstream brands…and apparently, to Bugatti as well. Though scant on details, AutoGuide reports that Bugatti will apparently be offering a new CPO program. Given the limited number of Veyron’s on the market, it’s safe to […]

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Eliška Junková: Conqueror Of The Green Hell, And Million Dollar Hypercars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/eliska-junkova-conqueror-of-the-green-hell-and-million-dollar-hypercars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/eliska-junkova-conqueror-of-the-green-hell-and-million-dollar-hypercars/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=756681 If you follow the Internet, you’ve probably saw a news story about Bugatti offering yet another special edition of the Veyron  to help them get rid of remaining stock. This time, the Veyron Vitesse comes with special paint and  named after someone called “Elisabeth Junek”. And while Veyron special editions are pretty boring stuff, the […]

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If you follow the Internet, you’ve probably saw a news story about Bugatti offering yet another special edition of the Veyron  to help them get rid of remaining stock. This time, the Veyron Vitesse comes with special paint and  named after someone called “Elisabeth Junek”. And while Veyron special editions are pretty boring stuff, the […]

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The Europeans Show Ford & GM How Losing Money Is Really Done http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/the-europeans-show-ford-gm-how-losing-money-is-really-done/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/the-europeans-show-ford-gm-how-losing-money-is-really-done/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:54:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=532073 Back in the 1950s, when Europe was still rebuilding after World War Two, Ford Motor Company and General Motors decided to show the world what a cost-no-object car was like in the American idiom. First Ford introduced the 1956 Continental Mark II, hand assembled down to the component level, that was said to lose $1,000 […]

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Back in the 1950s, when Europe was still rebuilding after World War Two, Ford Motor Company and General Motors decided to show the world what a cost-no-object car was like in the American idiom. First Ford introduced the 1956 Continental Mark II, hand assembled down to the component level, that was said to lose $1,000 […]

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Italy Cracks Down On Tax Cheats. Will Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini Go The Way Of Bugatti, Delahaye and Talbot-Lago? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/italy-cracks-down-on-tax-cheats-will-ferrari-maserati-lamborghini-go-the-way-of-bugatti-delahaye-and-talbot-lago/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/italy-cracks-down-on-tax-cheats-will-ferrari-maserati-lamborghini-go-the-way-of-bugatti-delahaye-and-talbot-lago/#comments Sun, 05 May 2013 16:39:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487337 TTAC alum Justin Berkowitz, over at Car and Driver, reports that a government crackdown on tax cheats has resulted in the Italian market for Italian supercars tanking. Ferrari sales went down 50% from 2011 to 2012. Maserati’s Italian sales have dropped 80% since 2009. Lamborghini is apparently selling no more than five cars a month […]

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TTAC alum Justin Berkowitz, over at Car and Driver, reports that a government crackdown on tax cheats has resulted in the Italian market for Italian supercars tanking. Ferrari sales went down 50% from 2011 to 2012. Maserati’s Italian sales have dropped 80% since 2009. Lamborghini is apparently selling no more than five cars a month […]

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Rarer Than The Veyron, At A Fraction Of The Cost http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/rarer-than-the-veyron-and-a-fraction-of-the-cost/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/rarer-than-the-veyron-and-a-fraction-of-the-cost/#comments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:12:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472606 If you want a modern Bugatti that’s more exclusive than the Veyron, and cheaper too, here’s your chance. This 1994 Bugatti EB110 can be picked up for $415,000 – far less than the 7 figure pricetag a new Veyron commands – but with just 139 cars built, is destined to be a far rarer sight […]

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If you want a modern Bugatti that’s more exclusive than the Veyron, and cheaper too, here’s your chance. This 1994 Bugatti EB110 can be picked up for $415,000 – far less than the 7 figure pricetag a new Veyron commands – but with just 139 cars built, is destined to be a far rarer sight […]

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Tales From The Cooler: Buff Book Boy Beaten By Dealer, Booed By Bugatti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/tales-from-the-cooler-buff-book-boy-beaten-by-dealer-booed-by-bugatti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/tales-from-the-cooler-buff-book-boy-beaten-by-dealer-booed-by-bugatti/#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:24:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464489 I have not read Automobile magazine regularly since the late David E. Davis, Jr. departed the Ann Arbor rag a few years ago. I did grab a copy of their November issue while stuck in an airport last week and was treated to a pair of puzzling pieces from Contributing Writer Ezra Dyer. His monthly […]

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I have not read Automobile magazine regularly since the late David E. Davis, Jr. departed the Ann Arbor rag a few years ago. I did grab a copy of their November issue while stuck in an airport last week and was treated to a pair of puzzling pieces from Contributing Writer Ezra Dyer. His monthly […]

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Review: 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/review-2010-bugatti-veyron-16-4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/review-2010-bugatti-veyron-16-4/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:17:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405346   I didn’t drive the Bugatti Veyron, but here you are reading my review. So how exactly did an automotive journalist with zero manufacturer connections, and no income (at the time) aside from menial paychecks as a drum instructor get the nerve to write a Veyron review? “SOLD…to the gentleman by the staircase!” bellowed the […]

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  I didn’t drive the Bugatti Veyron, but here you are reading my review. So how exactly did an automotive journalist with zero manufacturer connections, and no income (at the time) aside from menial paychecks as a drum instructor get the nerve to write a Veyron review? “SOLD…to the gentleman by the staircase!” bellowed the […]

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Bugatti 16.4 Supersport Ensures Another Decade Of “Veyron-Killer” Wannabes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/bugatti-16-4-supersport-ensures-another-decade-of-veyron-killer-wannabes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/bugatti-16-4-supersport-ensures-another-decade-of-veyron-killer-wannabes/#comments Mon, 05 Jul 2010 15:29:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360251 And you thought it was over. You thought that, with Top Gear’s “Car Of The Decade” trophy accompanying Ferdinand Piëch’s “Ego Of The Decade” award in the Volkswagen trophy case, Bugatti could move on and let tiny companies based in sheds and garages fight over who has the world’s fastest “production” car. But no. That’s […]

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And you thought it was over. You thought that, with Top Gear’s “Car Of The Decade” trophy accompanying Ferdinand Piëch’s “Ego Of The Decade” award in the Volkswagen trophy case, Bugatti could move on and let tiny companies based in sheds and garages fight over who has the world’s fastest “production” car. But no. That’s […]

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Piech Wants More Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/piech-wants-more-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/piech-wants-more-power/#comments Thu, 20 May 2010 06:16:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356969 A few years ago, if I had told you that there would be a production car available with 1000 horses, you’d have probably said “Get lost, Cammy!” Well, in this age of electric cars, hybrids, clean diesels and climate change (it’s a crock of what, Mr Lutz?), what if I were to tell you that […]

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A few years ago, if I had told you that there would be a production car available with 1000 horses, you’d have probably said “Get lost, Cammy!” Well, in this age of electric cars, hybrids, clean diesels and climate change (it’s a crock of what, Mr Lutz?), what if I were to tell you that […]

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Chinese Won’t Let 40 Luxury Cars Go Back Home http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/chinese-won%e2%80%99t-let-40-luxury-cars-go-back-home/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/chinese-won%e2%80%99t-let-40-luxury-cars-go-back-home/#comments Sun, 02 May 2010 23:04:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354999 As the Beijing motor show draws to an end on Monday, the cars on display will be rolled on car carriers and shipped back home. All except for 40 luxury cars with a combined value of $22m. They have been snapped-up at the show, they will remain in China, and their makers can save the […]

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As the Beijing motor show draws to an end on Monday, the cars on display will be rolled on car carriers and shipped back home. All except for 40 luxury cars with a combined value of $22m. They have been snapped-up at the show, they will remain in China, and their makers can save the […]

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Quote Of The Day: Veyron’ From The Truth Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/quote-of-the-day-veyron-from-the-truth-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/quote-of-the-day-veyron-from-the-truth-edition/#comments Mon, 12 Apr 2010 22:37:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352243 I know that they have to cut the car open to take the engine out. To make an engine in that configuration, you know, it doesn’t go around corners. When we did the race in Abu Dhabi, we beat it off the line so many times that the film crew was getting frustrated because the […]

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I know that they have to cut the car open to take the engine out. To make an engine in that configuration, you know, it doesn’t go around corners. When we did the race in Abu Dhabi, we beat it off the line so many times that the film crew was getting frustrated because the […]

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Bugatti Backs Down? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/bugatti-backs-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/bugatti-backs-down/#comments Sat, 27 Mar 2010 16:51:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350500 With Maybach folding up its tent after an uninspired campaign to unseat Rolls Royce at the top of the luxury sedan heap, only Bentley and Bugatti remain as potential challengers to the Phantom (Geely doesn’t count). Bentley has always had a slight inferiority complex when comparisons to Rollers come up, and though the new Mulsanne […]

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With Maybach folding up its tent after an uninspired campaign to unseat Rolls Royce at the top of the luxury sedan heap, only Bentley and Bugatti remain as potential challengers to the Phantom (Geely doesn’t count). Bentley has always had a slight inferiority complex when comparisons to Rollers come up, and though the new Mulsanne […]

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Distracted Drivers: Veyron Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/distracted-drivers-veyron-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/distracted-drivers-veyron-edition/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:19:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335202 “Just because you have money doesn’t mean you’re smart” has a new poster boy. According to The AP : A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on […]

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“Just because you have money doesn’t mean you’re smart” has a new poster boy. According to The AP : A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on […]

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How Cool is That? No. Seriously. How Cool? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/09/how-cool-is-that-no-seriously-how-cool/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/09/how-cool-is-that-no-seriously-how-cool/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:26:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=329919 The post How Cool is That? No. Seriously. How Cool? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Going, Going, Gone. For Half http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/going-going-gone-for-half/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/going-going-gone-for-half/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2009 04:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=243482 The  “barn find” of a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, that was thought to fetch $8.7m, finally went under the hammer at Bonham’s in Paris. According to the BBC, “it eventually sold for 3,417,500 euros.” At today’s rate, that’s $4.4m . . . about half.  Even barn finds don’t keep their residual value as much […]

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The  “barn find” of a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, that was thought to fetch $8.7m, finally went under the hammer at Bonham’s in Paris. According to the BBC, “it eventually sold for 3,417,500 euros.” At today’s rate, that’s $4.4m . . . about half.  Even barn finds don’t keep their residual value as much […]

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High End Pre-Owned and Collector Car Market Teeters on the Brink of Collapse http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/high-end-car-market-teeters-on-the-brin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/high-end-car-market-teeters-on-the-brin/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2009 20:23:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=235941 Following the Scottsdale auction season, dealers at the top end of the collector car market breathed a collective sigh of relief. As the the New York Times headline put it, the auction action proved that prices “Soften but Don’t Crash.” Maybe so, but there’s a hidden dynamic involved. “People tend to forget that the auction […]

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Following the Scottsdale auction season, dealers at the top end of the collector car market breathed a collective sigh of relief. As the the New York Times headline put it, the auction action proved that prices “Soften but Don’t Crash.” Maybe so, but there’s a hidden dynamic involved. “People tend to forget that the auction […]

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