Pebble Beach: The Best Used Car Lot Ever
The 2013 Concours d’Elegance begins this weekend, with some of the most expensive used cars ever to hit the market available for discerning buyers.
While a $17 million Ferrari may not be on the shopping list for everyone, maybe a sub-$50,000 classic could. If so, what could be better than finding your next classic ride in Pebble Beach? It may not be a Ferrari, but there could be an old BMW or Studebaker in your future.
One thing for sure, the cars at Pebble Beach aren’t the cars you’ll find in your local used listings.
Check out this little BMW. Have you ever seen such a thing? It looks like a bug. Not a Volkswagen Beetle… an actual bug. Yeah, it’s an ugly little thing, but it’s collectible and got 50 mpg all the way back in 1959.
The Studebaker Avanti is actually a great looking car. For one lucky buyer, it can be had at Pebble Beach this weekend, probably for around 30 grand.
A 1984 Audi Quattro isn’t a special car. It’s not especially attractive and doesn’t have any performance attributes to speak of. The one that will be sold at Pebble Beach was used by Audi executives during the Los Angeles Olympic Games and remains in largely original condition. I can’t imagine this one will go for much, but if this is a sign that the old Quattros will become classics, now might be a good time to search the listings for a good used one.
Or, if these are just too predictable and not worthy of Pebble Beach, that 300-horsepower V12 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB, one of only 10 ever made, will be available to the highest bidder.
Have you ever bought a car at an auction?