Oh, hello there. Did you drive to Monterey Car Week this year? Did you have an opulent time? Did you drink opulent shooters, listen to opulent music? No? Good, because the list of the cheapest cars sold at Pebble Beach Auctions in 2019 is here. You'll wish you had dragged your butt there with all the money you had hidden in your mattress.
The Hagarts car insurance company, which tracks the cars that have changed hands at Pebble, has sent a list of the bottom 10 cars sold this year. This list, as we have written in the past, is much funnier and more interesting to read than the list of expensive cars. What is the use of dreaming about a car that is 86 times more valuable than your life insurance?
Here they are.
0th 1973 MG MGB Roadster sold for $ 5,600 (Bonhams)
Look at this bold orange friend! With a reliable (?) 1.8-liter four-cylinder makes the MGB 95 hp. And it was the most popular sports car ever built … until the Miata appeared. What ever! Bonhams reports that more than 500,000 cars were built when production ceased in 1980. This particular MGB had three owners and was originally yellow. I love yellow cars, but the orange is wonderful too.
. 9 1991 Nissan President Sedan sells for 5,600 USD (Bonhams)
I have a word for this Nissan President and it's damn . We have the similar Infiniti Q45, but it has never been so luxurious. For under six giants, a lucky bastard got off with a 4.5-liter V8, resulting in an executive suite with 278 hp, which was two years older than the Toyota Century. This President has been in an air-conditioned garage since its purchase and has about 40,000 km to go. That's nice. This was a bargain . You're a star of Radwood if you go along.
. 8 1970 Honda QA50 KO Motorcycle for $ 5,500 (Mecum Auctions)
With a rebuilt 49 cc engine, this Honda QA50 is cute 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 minibike even has the original owner's manual and the spark plug key. The whole weighs only 84 pounds. Can you imagine an 11-year-old strolling into a Honda store today and buying something like that?
. 7 2012 BMW K1600GTL Motorcycle Sold for 4,950 USD (Mecum Auctions)
Granted, this is not my speed, as I think it's way too hard for me, but for everyone! This is apparently a record-breaking Cannonball bike from coast to coast, which was set on April 20 (nice) in 2019. The time from LA to New York City was 35 hours and six minutes. Looks like a comfortable way to spend at least 35 hours.
. 6 2003 Hell Bent Steel Motorcycle sells for $ 4,950 (Mecum Auctions)
Actually, I take it back. This is not my style at all. It has a 107cc Super Sidewinder engine and is a Hell Bent Steel custom bike that was completed in 2003. That would explain the aesthetics.
. 5 1984 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan for $ 4,675 (Mecum Auctions)
Check out this blue-orange beast! Like an islander, a fever dream comes true. You're guaranteed to be cycling if you went home with this thing. You look at another ambitious car of its time, undone … of its time. The engine is a more classic quad-cam V8, the wheels are from Campognolo, and the entire package stands for "Squashed Dodge 600". Modern Quattroportes are nice and all, but they are not. Blocky and square and so beautiful 80s. I agree.
. 4 1972 Honda Z 600 Coupe Sold for 4,510 USD (Russo and Steele)
This is a car that I would expect to see on Stranger Things . It would belong to Joyce Byers if Pinto died. But in real life it has only 53,000 original miles and had the bodywork, paint and mechanics refurbished. It's powered by an air-cooled two-cylinder engine and something tells me it's an absolute pleasure to drive. I want one, so to speak.
. 3 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200 Motorcycle Sold for $ 4,400 (Mecum Auctions)
I think the last time I intentionally wore Red and Purple together was in 1997. This bike looks like the 90s, though it's from the year 2002 comes. But it is supposed to have "low miles" and a ram air inlet. Anyone who has bought it must keep it for Litwood.
. 2 2002 Ducati ST4S Motorcycle sold for 4,400 USD (Mecum Auctions)
Offer not available. I'm sorry, but probably it's the best!
. 1 2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 sedan sells for $ 3,300 (Mecum Auctions)
Damn. This poor Benz was the cheapest thing sold at Pebble Beach auctions this year. At one point it was probably a very sweet ride, but now it's a bit dented, the headlights are a bit foggy and the paint color is absolutely outdated. Is this champagne? Tan? Who could say that? But you know me, I have a thing for Mercedes cars of the early 2000s.