Oh, hello. Did you go to Cartere Week this year in Monterey? Did you have a gorgeous time? Did you drink gorgeous shooters, did you listen to rich music? No? Good, because the list of cheapest cars sold at Pebble Beach auctions in 2019 is here.
The Hagerty Motor Insurance Agency, which tracks cars that changed hands at Pebble, has been shipped over a list of the top 10 cars sold this year. This list, as we wrote in the past, is much more fun and interesting to look at than the list of expensive cars. What is the point of dreaming of a car that is 86 times more valuable than your insurance policy?
There they are.
0. 1973 MG MGB Roadster Sold for $ 5,600 (Bonhams)
Look at this scrawny orange buddy! With a reliable (?) 1.8-liter MGB four cylinder, it produces 95 horsepower. And it was the most popular sports car ever made … until the advent of the Miata. Whatever! Bonhams reports that over 500,000 cars were built during the shutdown in 1980. This particular MGB has three owners and is initially yellow. I love yellow cars, but orange is also beautiful.
9. In 1991, the President of Nissan sold for $ 5,600 (Bonhams)
I have a word for that President of Nissan and that is damn it . We got a similar Infiniti Q45, but it has never been so luxurious. For under six vouchers, some lucky bastards got away with the 4.5-liter V8, which made the 278-horsepower executive package that preceded the Toyota Century two years ago. This president has been kept in a climate controlled garage since purchased and has about 25,041 miles. This is beautiful. It was theft . You will be a Radwood star if you get wind of it.
8. 1970 Honda QA50 KO Motorcycle Sold For $ 5500 (Mecum Auctions)
With a 49cc engine repaired, this Honda QA50 is sweet enough to eat. The owner apparently bought it new when he was in fifth grade and has kept it until now. It has completely restored it and the minibike even has the original owner's manual and wrench. The whole thing weighs only 84 pounds. Can you imagine an 11-year-old walking into a Honda store buying something similar today?
7. The BMW K1600GTL Motorcycle Sold for $ 4950 (Mecum Auctions)
Really, this is not my cycling speed as I think it is very heavy for me but for everyone! This is obviously the record-breaking Cannonball motorcycle from coast to shore, which was set for April 20 (good) 2019. The time from LA to New York was 35 hours and six minutes. It seems like a convenient way to spend at least 35 hours.
6. A Steel Motorcycle Folded In Hell Sold For $ 4950 (Mecum Auctions)
In fact, I'm giving it back. This is not my style at all. It has a 107cc Super Sidewinder engine and is a custom motorcycle from Hell Bent Steel, completed in 2003. That would explain, uh, aesthetics.
5. 1984 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan Sold for $ 4,675 (Mecum Auctions)
Look at that blue and orange beast! Like a dream of island fever, it comes true. You're guaranteed to be happy with this thing. You're looking at another ambitious car from her era, crazy … from her era. The engine is pretty much a vintage V8 quad, the wheels are on Campognolo, and the whole package reads "sliced Dodge 600." Still, for those who know, it's a gem. Modern Quattroportes are nice and all, but they are not that. Blocked and square and so delightful the 80's. I approve.
4. 1972 Honda Z 600 Coupe Sold for $ 4,510 (Russo and Steele)
This is a car I'd expect to see, for example, the Stranger Things . If she belonged to Joyce Byers, she would die. But in real life, it has only 53,000 original miles and has refreshed body, paint and mechanics. It's powered by an air-cooled twin-cylinder engine and something tells me it's absolutely googly to drive. I want to do it.
3. 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200 Motorcycle Sold for $ 4,400 (Mecum Auctions)
I think the last time I intentionally wore red and purple together was 1997. This motorcycle is a very motorcycle looking in the 90's, though it is from 2002 But that said, there were "low miles" and inlet air. Whoever buys it must hold it for Litwood.
2. 2002 Ducati ST4S Motorcycle Sold for $ 4,400 (Mecum Auctions)
List not available. Sorry about that, but it's probably the best!
1. 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Sedan Sold for $ 3,300 (Mecum Auctions)
Hell. This poor Benz was the cheapest thing to sell at Pebble Beach auctions this year. At one point it was probably a very sweet ride, but now it's a little concave, the headlights are a little hazy, and the color of the paint dates back to hell. Is this champagne? Tan? Who could tell. But you know me, I have a soft spot in my heart for Mercedes cars since the early 2000s.