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After debuting nearly two years ago at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Buick has announced that the Avenir nameplate has made the jump into formal production, but it comes with an intriguing twist.
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If you were one of the people who thought Japanese sports cars were criminally undervalued, you should feel good in the knowledge that you were right. But unless you also PURCHASED one of those absolute steals at their rock-bottom prices, that feeling ain’t gonna last long because—as shown at Auctions America’s Auburn, IN, sale Aug. 31–Sept. 4—it would seem that your chance to get in on any of the 20 or 30 lower floors of this exploding market has passed you by.
Then, again, seeing as how the 2017 NSX hasn’t made its full impact on the value of its predecessors yet (up or down)—and that there’s supposed to be another Supra on the way in 2019 that could do the same—there might yet be some money on the table for you if you act fast…
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The Touareg: the VW Group midsize SUV for those too poor to afford an Audi Q7 or Porsche Cayenne. Or that's what most people think. And God forbid you mention your Touareg has a diesel. Most people will keep standing there just long enough to drop their gaze to see if you're wearing socks with your Birkenstocks and invent a sick family member/pet/head-of-state they have to visit—like right now—before they sprint away from you.
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Sometimes there are sports cars that come into our world that perform well, look good, and yet never really succeed at being very memorable. Whether too slow to really stand out, too posh to really be sporty, too bland in character, or maybe just too brief a production run, there are any number of reasons those cars just didn’t stick with us. But then, there are some cars that storm onto the scene with apocalyptic world-ending force.
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Now, don't panic. I know the list of Mecum's Ferrari/Maserati apex predators alone won't spend all of your quarter-billion-dollar inheritance from your granduncle Archibald, but I promise you will be able to spend it all in one place, between August 18th and 20th, to assemble the greatest collection of modern mega-dollar performance cars as his will requires.
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My condolences. I heard about your granduncle Archibald's passing. Not to be rude, but wasn't it odd that a recluse who lived in a decommissioned missile silo in the middle of Nowheresville had a quarter-billion-dollars' worth of gold bullion stockpiled? I mean, it's good for you, as you're his sole heir. What? You get the money only if you spend it all in one place, between August 18th and 20th, to assemble one of the greatest collections of mega-dollar performance cars?
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No matter who you are or where you go, car fanatics will almost always be biased on certain cars. That bias may be in the positive, and you’ve seen these people. They think that their preferred car is the fastest, best built, and obviously most visually appealing automobile on the market, and nothing you can say to the contrary, even if it is meant in a purely benign manner and only to stimulate productive discussion, will ever be seen as anything other than a slight to their beloved vehicle which they will defend to the death. German car owners are the first group to come to mind when talking about this auto hubris; American owners are second. Conversely, those that are against a certain group of cars will simply dismiss any and every piece of information that may lead them to draw a different conclusion than their already predisposed idea that the car they have always hated is forever still a piece of junk, that it is either overpriced, underperforms, looks hideous, or some combination of negative traits. Once again, American, German, and even Japanese cars come to mind. But, sometimes, even though you may hate a car, and may want to dislike it profusely, sometimes, you have to just shut up and give it the respect it deserves.
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Few cars in the world seem to be able to make it past a few model years. For the few models that do, some tend to fade away by trying to change its image, or make radical changes, or, on the other end, not change enough to keep up with the times and watch their customer base walk off towards some newer model. But, sometimes, there are some models that just have a special something. Some models are able to rise above the madness of the global need for new and different, and change with the times, instead of watching the times either change them beyond recognition or simply pass them by.
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In terms of iconic cars, there are a few American cars that showed up, stole our hearts, and then rode off into the sunset without the slightest thought of giving them back. Cars like the Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Chevelle, Challenger, all have had that same talent to capture new suitors by simply just being driven by them. But, even beyond most of those cars, with the exception of some Corvettes, there was one car back in the 1960s that single handedly took hold of the fantasies of every car enthusiast for decades and never let go. That car was the fabled Shelby Cobra, a production hot rod that was nothing short of blisteringly, ridiculously, ungodly powerful and fast.
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At the end of last millennium, Japan all but completely bowed out of the supercar market. Only the Acura NSX held on for for another few years until 2005, but now even that car has come and gone.
Forget Monterey's Concorso; Music City's Frist Center is this year's hottest spot to see Italy's finest forms
You think you're ready for it, but then it happens: She—the gorgeous, curvaceous, fantasy-fueling she of your wildest desires—is right there in the room with you! Nothing you've ever seen her in can prepare you for just how perfect she looks in real life. And now, at long last, you have been given a chance to approach her and live out your dream of spending one-on-one time with this finest of God's most incredible creations.
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