Here, here. Did you attend Monterey Car Week this year? Did you have a lavish time? Did you drink lavish shooters, listen to lavish music? No? Good, because the list of cheapest cars sold at the 2019 Pebble Beach auctions is here. It will make you wish you had left your ass there with all the money you have stored in your mattress.
Hagerty auto insurance company, which tracks the cars that changed hands at Pebble, sent over a list of the top 10 cars sold this year. This list, which we have written earlier, is much more fun and interesting to read instead of the expensive cars list. What is the point of dreaming about a car that is 86 times more valuable than your life insurance?
Here they are.
0. 1973 MG MGB Roadster sold for $ 5600 (Bonhams)
Look at this spotted orange friend! With a reliable (?) 1.8-liter four-cylinder, the MGB produces 95 horsepower. And it was the most popular sports car ever made … until Miata showed up. Whatever! Bonhams reports that over 500,000 cars were built when production stopped in 1980. This particular MGB had three owners and was originally yellow. I love yellow cars, but the orange is fantastic too.
9. 1991 Nissan President Sedan sold for $ 5600 dollars (Bonhams)
I have one word for this Nissan president and it is damn . We got the similar Infiniti Q45, but it was never quite this luxury. For under six years old, some lucky bastard with a 4.5-liter V8 escaped making 278 horsepower executive suite that predated the Toyota Century by two years. This president has been kept in a climate-controlled garage since it was purchased, and has about 25,041 miles on it. This is beautiful. This was a steal . You will be a star of Radwood if you rolled into this.
8. 1970 Honda QA50 KO motorcycle sold for $ 5,500 (Mecum Auctions)
With a rebuilt 49cc engine, this Honda QA50 is sweet enough to eat. The owner, apparently, bought it again when he was in fifth grade and kept it until now. He has completely restored it, and the minibar even has the original operating instructions and the spark plug key. It all weighs just 84 pounds. Can you imagine an 11-year-old strolling into a Honda store and buying something like that today?
7. BMW BMW K1600GTL motorcycle sold for $ 4,950 (Mecum Auctions)
Admittedly, this is not my bike speed, as I find it too heavy for me, but for each one its own! This is apparently a record-breaking coast-to-coast bike set on April 20 (fine), 2019. The time from LA to New York City was 35 hours and six minutes. Looks like a comfortable way to spend 35 hours, at least.
6. 2003 Hell Bent Steel Motorcycle Sold For $ 4,950 (Mecum Auctions)
Actually, I take it back. This is not my style at all. It has a 107-page Super Sidewinder engine and is a custom bike from Hell Bent Steel, completed in 2003. That would explain, uh, aesthetic.
5. 1984 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan Sold for $ 4675 (Mecum Auctions)
Check out this blue and orange beast! Like an islander's fever dream. You're guaranteed a row if you went home with this thing. You look at another ambitious car of its time, undone … after its era. The engine is a pretty vintage quad-cam V8, the wheels are of Campognolo, and the whole package reads "squeezed Dodge 600." For those who know, it is still a gem. Modern quattroportes are fine and all, but they are not this. Blocky and square and so lovely '80s. I approve.
4. 1972 Honda Z 600 Coupe sold for $ 4510 (Russo and Steele)
This is a car I expected to look at, like, Stranger Things . It belonged to Joyce Byers if her Pinto were to die. But in real life, it has only 53,000 original miles and has the body, paint and mechanics refurbished. It is powered by an air-cooled two-cylinder engine, and something tells me it is an absolute shelf to drive. I wish for a.
3. 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200 motorcycle sold for $ 4400 (Mecum Auctions)
I think the last I intentionally had red and purple together, it was 1997. This bike is very much a 90s bike, despite it being from 2002. But it is said to have "low miles" and an air-to-air intake. Whoever bought it must hold it to Litwood.
2. 2002 Ducati ST4S Motorcycle Sold For $ 4400 (Mecum Auctions)
The listing is not available. Sorry about that, but it's probably for the best!
1. 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Sedan Sold for $ 3,300 (Mecum Auctions)
Damn. This poor Benz was the cheapest thing sold at the Pebble Beach auctions this year. At one point it was probably a very sweet trip, but now it is a bit bulky, the headlights a bit foggy and the paint color dated as hell. Is it champagne? Tan? Who can say. But you know me, I have a soft spot in my heart for the early 2000s Mercedes cars.