The Daily Vroom

Good morning, Vroomers!

We’ve got a massive week ahead with some killer auctions lined up, and yes, you guessed it—there are a few Cybertrucks/Beasts hitting the final stretch over the next few days across BaT, Cars & Bids, Sotheby’s Motorsport, and SBX Cars. It’s anyone’s game—who do you think will take the lead?

For those looking for something truly standout, check out the jaw-dropping 2022 Ford GT ’64 Heritage Edition. Originally priced at $747k, it's already climbing past $1m with two days left in the auction. Don’t miss out on this one!


Click on the image to be taken directly to the listing. See my take on the cars below.

2019 Porsche 911 Speedster $361,911

1978 Ferrari 512 BB $227,500

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe 3ZR ZTK 7-Speed $215,000

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia $185,500

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL $130,000

Congrats to BaT for sweeping the top 5 sales this weekend! Right now, only a handful of platforms are making moves on weekends, but I bet it won’t be long before others jump in and ‘see the light’ 😀. The standout this weekend was the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, which is super unique as the only GT3 model with a convertible top and it’s a numbered car. Plus, at just under $400k, I think the buyer snagged a great deal.

The second highest seller was a gem from Enzo himself, a 1978 Ferrari 512 BB. It fetched a really good price. Going No Reserve can be a gamble, but this time it seems to have paid off more for the buyer. This Ferrari isn’t just a clean title car; it’s had over $45k in recent engine work, including a belt service, and it’s definitely a rarity.

Will this Stunning Roadster Hit Its Asking Price Of $1,325,000?

This stunning 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, who’s auction ends today, is truly a testament to classic automotive excellence and meticulous stewardship. The seller, FantasyJunction, has done an exceptional job in presenting this vehicle, showcasing a wealth of documentation, logs, and a Mercedes-Benz Classic Certificate that attest to its authenticity and well-maintained condition. The Roadster is bathed in an eye-catching Fire Brigade Red, complemented by black leather upholstery and a matching convertible top, making it a head-turner wherever it goes.

Currently, the bid stands at $855,000 with the auction closing today. There's still a gap of nearly $500,000 from the seller's recent asking price of $1,325,000, (I did a little bit of digging) but given the car’s pedigree, reaching that figure could well be within reach. This 300SL isn’t just a car; it's a slice of automotive history, featuring a 3.0-Liter M198 Inline-Six engine known for its power and reliability, enhanced by Bosch direct fuel injection and dry-sump lubrication.

Every time I look at this beauty, I am reminded of the artistry and engineering prowess of the era. For those who appreciate the allure of vintage luxury sports cars, this 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is a dream that stands the test of time. It’s a classic not just to be admired but to be driven and enjoyed.

The 2024 Corvette E-Ray Controversy: Warranty Worries Cloud a Dream Car

The 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray Coupe listing on Cars & Bids is sparking a heated debate around its warranty coverage, which is proving to be a significant concern among potential buyers. Featuring a 655-horsepower hybrid V8 and all-wheel drive, this vehicle represents a groundbreaking shift for the iconic Corvette line, emphasizing both performance and innovation. MSRP was $137k and current bid at time of writing is $117k.

One of the major points of contention is whether the E-Ray's warranty will transfer to a new owner given GM's recent policies on high-demand, limited-production models. Despite the vehicle being practically new with under 500 miles on the odometer, potential buyers are worried, as one commenter pointed out, "a lot of money for a car with no warranty." This concern is amplified by discussions in the comment section where the seller has attempted to assure bidders that the warranty will transfer, but has not provided concrete evidence from GM to back up these claims. This lack of official documentation has led to further skepticism, with another commenter noting, "Good luck to a future owner arguing over a warranty claim based on what was said by a dealer and NOT documented."

Moreover, the debate has intensified with accusations towards the seller of potentially misleading bidders. As some comments suggested, the listing itself notes that the warranty might not be honored post-sale, which contradicts the seller’s assurances in the comments that the warranty would indeed transfer. This discrepancy between the listing and the seller’s comments is causing confusion and mistrust among potential buyers.

In summary, while the 2024 Corvette E-Ray Coupe itself is a highly desirable vehicle boasting exceptional features and performance, the controversy over the warranty transferability is overshadowing its listing. Cars & Bids have written on the listing basically that buyers are advised to conduct thorough due diligence and seek official confirmation regarding the warranty status before placing bids. (they need to cover themselves). This situation highlights the importance of clear and accurate communication in high-stake sales such as this. All of this is a big shame as it takes away from the car that from all accounts is very special! With 2 days to go, I’m sure the comments section is just getting warmed up…