OK, here's a fun one...
Every year, Bex and I go to Barrett-Jackson for two days. It's a great time, wandering through the cars that will be auctioned, learning about cars we're unfamiliar with, getting ideas on future collectibles, and keeping in touch with the market for collector cars.
Plus, the food is great, the weather is spectacular, and the 'people-watching' is entertaining.
If anyone wants to come out and join us next year, we've become pros at it.
I've long said that two of my 'bucket list' items are to buy a car at B-J and sell a car at B-J. Well, I think next year, I'm gonna mark one (maybe both) off that list.
After the auction closes, B-J posts up the hammer price for each of the lot numbers:
Barrett-Jackson 2016 Closing Bids
Here's my list of cars I really like, AND *could* have bought, had I gotten a bidder's paddle.
2001 Mercedes CL600
I'd daily this for a year - If I don't fall in love, it goes in next year's auction.
1988 BMW 635 CSi
A keeper - One of my all-time favorite styles. I'm really pretty bummed I missed this.
My dream car - I'll own one someday, but I'd better get crackin'.
1989 Lotus Esprit
Another one that'd be cool to daily, and flip a year later.
1969 Cadillac Eldorado
This would be hard not to keep - Or, as Bex says, "Drop it and drive it.
1966 Cadillac DeVille
Same with this one, although the condition might make this a great investment.
1995 BMW M3
Not a huge fan of the color, but as a straight keep-and-flip investment, this is a winner.
I'd love to hear your thoughts - What would YOU have placed a winning bid on?