Bring A Trailer
Bring A Trailer: The Historic Festival offers three days of amazing vintage car racing with practice and qualifying on Friday and full days of racing on Saturday and Labor Day Monday.
With free access to paddocks and cars, it’s also super spectator-friendly. Add book and poster signings, the Harpoon beer tent, food trucks and vendors, a kid’s club and a large swap meet with car parts and unique automotive collectibles, and there’s something for everyone. Additionally, Bring a Trailer’s fist Northeast Alumni Reunion (see coverage here) offered an opportunity to meet with BaT folks and alumni. The barbecue was splendid.
Bring A Trailer Auction
“The Speedster was a passion buy, an emotional buy,” Kogan says. “I’d hunted a Speedster forever. It was the color I wanted. It was the build I wanted. It checked every box. In the end, I got into a little bit of a bidding war to get it, but I couldn’t stop. At the end of the day, it was still a great purchase.”
He’s not the only one spending big bucks buying cars he’s never seen in person, let alone driven. Bruce Meyer, the Rodeo Drive real estate mogul and a prominent collector who was the founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation in Los Angeles, recently used Bring a Trailer (or BAT) to find a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 in black, with rich golden sides that give it the poise of a monarch butterfly. It cost him almost $1 million.
“I had tried to buy it 20 years before that, but I missed it,” Meyer says. “I never would have known about it and found it again had I not known about Bring a Trailer.”
Bring A Trailer British
Kogan and Meyer are the type of big-money buyers the unassuming online auction company has attracted in the years since Randy Nonnenberg co-founded it in 2007. (Michael Strahan is another prominent fan; most notably he used it to buy a rare 1994 Porsche 928 GTS manual coupe.) The site has become so successful that the online used-car classifieds Hemmings has announced an upcoming version of its own, called Hemmings Auctions.
Nonnenberg, a former mechanical engineer for BMW of North America, started BAT with a college buddy as an easier way to share links about cars they wanted rather than emailing them back and forth the way they had for years. After tag-teaming to find and buy a long-desired Corvette, they got to thinking.
“Whether I was in the market for a car or not, I was always looking at cars on eBay and Craigslist, and I’d help friends find cars, too, sending them links and stuff,” Nonnenberg says. “So the start of it was a very basic blog format. It was a very immature experiment to just start writing about cars.”
Turns out more people wanted help finding cool cars to buy than he expected. In its first year of offering cars to the public, 2014, BAT listed 450 cars for an average sale price of $21,000 and a sale rate of 72%. Last year it listed 7,718 auctions with an average sale price of $28,000 and the sale rate was 74%. In the first half of this year, BAT listed 5,131 cars for sale, vs. 3,224 for the first half of 2018, a 60% increase that came with a sale rate of 73%.
What is bring a trailer?
Bring A Trailer is an online platform that enables users to find and purchase vintage vehicles through auctions. Individuals can bid on and sell barn finds, rally cars, and more. Bring A Trailer was launched in January 2007.
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Bring A Trailer Motorcycle
No Reserve: 1972 BMW R60/5
This 1972 BMW R60/5 is a chrome paneled “toaster” tank version that is believed to have been stored as part of a private collection for several years. The seller acquired the bike in 2017 and has ridden it approximately 1,300 miles since. Power comes from a numbers-matching OHV 599cc opposed twin with a 4-speed transmission and the engine,…
1975 Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
This 1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing is powered by a water-cooled 999cc opposed four-cylinder paired with a five-speed transmission and was refurbished with new Candy Blue Green paint under previous ownership. The bike reportedly spent time in Denver, Colorado before being acquired from an Arizona collector two years ago by the selling dealer.
No Reserve: Custom 1981 BMW R100RT Cafe Racer
This 1981 BMW R100RT is a custom café racer built by the seller which is powered by a 980cc boxer twin paired with a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The seller acquired the bike in 2011 after restoring his father’s R50, and features include RaceTech-modified front forks, rear Coilover assemblies from Works Shocks, a custom solo seat made by…
No Reserve: 1984 Honda V65 Sabre VF1100S
This 1984 Honda V65 Sabre was acquired by the selling dealer one month ago from the believed second owner. Powered by a DOHC 1,098cc liquid-cooled V-4 with a 6-speed transmission, the bike features anti-dive forks and 3-way adjustable handlebars. 20k miles are currently shown, and the seller recently replaced the spark plugs and performed an…
No Reserve: 1984 Honda Trail 110
This 1984 Honda Trail 110 was purchased 2 years ago from a friend of the seller and used primarily off-road while camping. Powered by a 105cc 4-stroke single with a dual-range semi-automatic transmission, the bike was recommissioned with new body panels, fresh paint, a carburetor rebuild, new fuel lines, an air filter, battery, and an oil change.
This 1975 BMW R90/6 is believed to have spent its life in Colorado prior to the seller’s recent acquisition. The bike is powered by an 898cc air-cooled opposed-twin with a 5-speed transmission, and recent work included a valve adjustment, a carburetor rebuild, and a cylinder head re-torque. The lubricants were also changed, and accessories include…
Bring A Trailer Italian
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS
This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS is finished in Marrone over Pelle Testa leather and was reportedly delivered new to California before being acquired by the seller in Oregon in 2004. Its carbureted 2.9L V8 is paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. A belt service was performed on August 2019, and the odometer indicates 86k miles, approximately 12k of…
10k-Mile 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello
This 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello is one of 2,056 examples built worldwide between 2001-2005 and shows just under 10k miles. The car was sold new through The Collection in Coral Gables, Florida and is finished in silver over blue and black leather. Power comes from a 5.7-liter quad-cam V12 paired with a six-speed F1 automated manual gearbox, and…
1968 Fiat Dino Coupe
This 1968 Fiat Dino coupe was sold new in Turin, Italy and remained there until being purchased by a Venice shop owner in 1995 according to the selling dealer, who acquired it in 2014 and exported it to the UK. Power comes from a 2.0-liter V6 paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and the car has been refinished in metallic blue over a…
1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6
This 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6 was originally sold in New Jersey according to the seller, who acquired it two years ago. Power is from a 2.5-liter V6 paired with a five-speed manual transaxle, and the car has been repainted in red. Modifications include RS Racing suspension with adjustable coilovers and spring perches, Girodisc G2 brakes, and 17″ Team…
7k-Mile 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition
This 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is #286 of 500 Launch Edition models sold in North America and is finished in Rosso Alfa over a black interior. The car was purchased new by the seller at Fiat of Corpus Christi, Texas and subsequently transported to his home in Miami, Florida, where it remains and now shows just under 6,800 miles.
1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2
This 1968 Lamborghini 400GT is a matching-numbers example finished in its original color combination of Grigio Saint Vincent over a Tobacco interior. Delivered new to New York City, this is production #244 of 247 examples built worldwide between 1966-68, putting it within the final 10 examples produced.
25-Years-Owned 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto
This 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto was acquired in 1995 by the current owner, who reportedly had the car refurbished 2k miles ago. It is finished in red with a black soft top over a black vinyl interior. Power is from a rebuilt 1.6-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transmission, and modifications include an aftermarket intake with…
No Reserve: 1974 Lancia Fulvia
This 1974 Lancia Fulvia was imported from Italy in 2016 and is finished in Azzurro light blue. The bumpers have been removed and an HF-style matte black hood added along with Hella driving lights, gold 15″ wheels, and period-look decals. This front-wheel drive coupe is powered by a 1.3-liter OHC V4, which is mated to a 5-speed manual transaxle.
Euro 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider 6-Speed
This 2000 Ferrari 360 Spider is a European-market example that was imported by JK Technologies of Baltimore, Maryland and fitted with US-compliant emissions equipment in December 2001. Power is from a 3.6-liter V8 paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, and the body is finished in red over beige Connolly leather.
1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina
This 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina was sold new in Reggio Emilia, Italy and is said to have remained in the family of its original owner until being acquired by the seller in February 2019. The car has been repainted in beige over a tan interior, and power is from a carbureted 1,750cc twin-cam inline-four paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge
This 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge is said to be one of 50 examples produced for the model year. The car reportedly never competed in the factory Challenge series and was acquired five years ago by the seller, who has primarily raced it in NASA events for the past three years. Power comes from a 3.6-liter V8 paired with an F1 six-speed…
1990 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V
This 1990 Lancia Delta HF Integrale was sold new in Japan and imported to the US in 2017. The seller acquired it shortly thereafter and has since added approximately 4k of its 116k indicated kilometers (~72k miles). Power comes from a factory turbocharged 2.0-liter 16-valve inline-four paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive.
This set of four Melber Major alloy wheels measure 14″ in diameter and 7.5″ in width. The single-piece wheels were removed from a modified Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti, which had reportedly been stored from the late 1990s until the seller’s recent acquisition. Valve stems and wheel caps are retained, and photos of wheel measurements can be seen in the…
Bring A Trailer American
40-Years-Owned 1965 Griffith Series 200 Project
This 1965 Griffith Series 200 (chassis #5180z) is one of less than 200 built-in Syosset, NY and has been in storage since the seller’s acquisition in 1979. It is a disassembled project, and the fiberglass body and chassis are secured to a wooden dolly. A number of stock and reproduction components have been sourced by the seller, including a set…
1972 Ford Econoline E-200 Chateau 302ci
This 1972 Ford Econoline E-200 Chateau van was reportedly kept by its original owners in Modesto, California until the 1987 purchase by the second owner, who began a refurbishment that stalled around 1990 in Pleasanton, California. The seller acquired the van as a project in June 2018 and has since completed the refurbishment with work including…
6k-Mile 1999 Plymouth Prowler w/Trailer
This 1999 Plymouth Prowler was purchased by the seller from its original owner in April 1999 and shows just under 6k miles. The car is finished in Purple Metallic over Agate leather and comes with a factory-optional color-matched trailer. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 paired with a rear-mounted four-speed automatic transaxle.
1966 Pontiac GTO Convertible 4-Speed 400ci
This 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible is finished in Montero Red over a Parchment interior and is equipped with a replacement 400ci V8 featuring Tri-Power induction and a four-speed manual transmission. The car reportedly underwent a rotisserie refurbishment seven years ago including a repaint, interior refresh, and engine replacement prior to the…
1987 Buick Grand National
This 1987 Buick Grand National was first purchased from Highview Motors in Cambridge, Ontario and was acquired by the selling dealer from its original owner in 2019. Power is from a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, and the car is finished in black over a black and grey cloth interior.
Modified 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 5-Speed
This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is powered by a fuel-injected 489ci V8 featuring forged internals and paired with a five-speed manual transmission and has been refinished in Hugger Orange with a black interior and racing stripes. Additional equipment includes aftermarket seats, a Hurst shifter, and an air conditioning system from Vintage Air as well…
1977 Ford F-250 XLT Ranger Crew Cab Pickup
This 1977 Ford F-250 is a crew cab pickup equipped with the Ranger and XLT packages. It is finished in Cinnamon Glow and Indio Tan over a tan interior. Power comes from a replacement 460ci V8 that was rebuilt to RV specs at 63k miles paired with a three-speed automatic transmission equipped with Gear Vendors overdrive.
4.0L-Powered 1976 AMC Hornet 5-Speed
This 1976 AMC Hornet is a two-door sedan which is equipped with a fuel-injected 4.0-liter straight-six and a five-speed manual transmission sourced from a 1992 Jeep Cherokee. The car is finished in yellow over a black interior, and additional modifications include Raydyot-style mirrors, American Racing wheels, AMX sway bars, and front disc brakes,…