Found some for sale ads dating from 2006. That's before the financial crisis. Amazingly there are cars that given the benefit of hindsight would have made unbelievable bargains, such as this 250 Lusso 295.000$
Amazing Cannonball trivia, in 1979, Jim and Joan Mullen drove 28 hours without going tinkle ie. taking a leak in a Ferrari 250GT SWB. Would you believe it, they received a special trophy for their achievements!
That's chassis 3695GT, ex- James Mullen steel bodied 1962 250GT SWB Berlinetta. Jim bought the car from Mr. Caccia in 1976. Jim threw a con rod totalling the block and sold the SWB Yoshikuni Okamoto, who had the car restored and painted yellow for Pebble
That's where it gets interesting, Jim put a hole size of Texas onto the original block and it was scrapped...Then 20 August 2000 the car goes under hammer with a "matching numbers engine 3695 GT" How's that for classic Ferrari Magic for you!
Corvette Grand Sport 1963
Corvette Grand Sport was Zora Arkus-Duntov´s, father of the Corvette, plan to build 125 (to qualify as a GT production car) ultra light Corvettes called the Grand Sport aimed to beat those AC Cobras dominating US race tracks.
The starting point of the massive project of this rotten -59 Caddy.
I got the car in 2008 and after almost 7-years of restoration it starts to look what I wanted. See the complete restoration story from here: garage59.blogspot.com
Here's another one to past cars series -A w123 Coupe Mercedes I restored some 20 years ago. One owner car with over half a million on the clock. Had a massive work done on it, really the car was beyond feasible restoration but once you start... Anyway here's how the beast turned out in the end.
Personally, I find Mercedes W111 Coupe just about the finest auto mobile to roll out the Sindelfingen gates since the war. I've had a couple of them over the years and regretted selling each one of them. So when the opportunity came knocking on my door I was sold and so was this Flachkühler in LA
280SE 5.0 -a little story how (not?) to swap a 5.0 m117 light alloy engine followed by a four speed slush box into a vintage Mercedes, 280SE w108. To make things more ticklish the whole procedure will be carried outdoor during the winter months. OK, admitted under a roof -Oh boy aren't spoiled?