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A Found Farewell to 2013

Daniel Schmitt & Co. enjoyed a very productive 2013 and hopes the same was true for you and yours. The collector car world saw not only record sales for highest price paid for a car at auction (a 1954 Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 race car once driven by Juan Manuel Fangio sold for $30 million in England,) but total collector car auction sales also hit a record high with $1.3 billion trading hands in 2013. This is up from $282 million in total auction sales in 2004. While topping $1 billion in auction sales is impressive, one must bear in mind that roughly 80-percent of collectible cars sales are transacted privately; meaning that total collector car sales for 2013 was likely in the neighborhood of $10 billion.
Some notable trends emerging in the past year include a move by buyers into higher end, more exclusive vehicle purchases and away from bargain hunting. The majority of collector car market gains have occurred at the upper end of the market with lower-end vehicles remaining largely…

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Just completed cosmetic restoration, believed to be 12,812 original miles, rare #’s matching L79 327-cubic-inch V-8/350 horsepower…The level of originality on this 1966 Corvette Coupe is truly impressive!

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible

43,816 documented original miles, one family owned since new, 289-cubic-inch V-8 4BBL..One of the finest, most well-preserved 1967 Mustangs in existence!

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Being one family owned since new with ultra-low mileage, and California provenance, this is truly one of the finest Corniche Convertibles to be found anywhere!

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

This car truly has it all: fresh from California with the Tri-power 348 cubic-inch V-8, and it the best factory colors available!

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1987 Rolls-Royce Camargue Anniversary Edition

#3 of only 12 Camargue Anniversary models produced, 25,914 original miles, California car since new, extensive service records, original in-car entertainment systems, original books and manuals and much more!

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1947 Chevrolet 3100 Deluxe Cab 5-Window Pickup

Full frame-off restoration, 235-cubic-inch inline 6-cylinder, Coker classic wide whitewalls, gorgeous chrome and much more! #classiccars #chevrolet #chevypickup

Daniel Schmitt & Co Presents: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible

Framed-off full complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration with $50,000 in receipts, restored to full factory specifications/copy of factory data card, 1 of only 954 produced over a three-year production run, 2.5-liter fuel injected 6-cylinder engine…one of the most sought-after and desirable Mercedes-Benz Cabriolets ever produced!!