1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V, Bill Blass Edition
The Bill Blass brand is tarnished these days, but he helped establish American designer menswear, alongside contemporary Ralph Lauren, in the 1970s. This Lincoln, with 40,000 original miles, is a pretty slick deal for $9,500.

1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V, Bill Blass Edition

The Bill Blass brand is tarnished these days, but he helped establish American designer menswear, alongside contemporary Ralph Lauren, in the 1970s. This Lincoln, with 40,000 original miles, is a pretty slick deal for $9,500.

A dude who knows how to dress for sand buggying.
(Thanks Oscar!) (via)

A dude who knows how to dress for sand buggying.

(Thanks Oscar!) (via)

The Man Who Thrifted A Ferrari
Who’d have thought you could thrift a Ferrari?
Matthew R. is an inveterate thrifter. He says he works seventy hours a week, and he’s been buying and selling second-hand clothes since 1998. Not long ago, he started a consignment service, Luxeswap, and not only do their auctions often crop up in our eBay picks, but I’ve personally trusted him to consign a number of clothes in the past. He’s one of the best menswear sellers on eBay. But truly: I had no idea.
This week, Matthew bought a Ferrari. With thrift store money.
Here’s how it happened…
Matthew started thrifting in the late nineties, and quickly learned that when he found something good that didn’t fit him, he could sell it on eBay and make a little dough. The first item was an Emporio Armani sportcoat. It sold for fifty bucks. Like most of us, Matthew took the extra money and spent it on clothes and small indulgences.
In 2007, he read a book called One Red Paperclip. It was written by a man, Kyle MacDonald, who traded a paperclip for a pen for a doorknob for a camping stove and on and on for a year until he had traded for a new house. Matthew thought: how could I turn my own little hobby into something special?
So he started a savings account.
His business money went into a business account. His personal money - the money from his own personal purchases - went into the savings account. And year after year, that money grew.
Then, last week, he took the money and bought a Ferrari.
Matthew says: “This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did.”
A genuinely remarkable achievement.

The Man Who Thrifted A Ferrari

Who’d have thought you could thrift a Ferrari?

Matthew R. is an inveterate thrifter. He says he works seventy hours a week, and he’s been buying and selling second-hand clothes since 1998. Not long ago, he started a consignment service, Luxeswap, and not only do their auctions often crop up in our eBay picks, but I’ve personally trusted him to consign a number of clothes in the past. He’s one of the best menswear sellers on eBay. But truly: I had no idea.

This week, Matthew bought a Ferrari. With thrift store money.

Here’s how it happened…

Matthew started thrifting in the late nineties, and quickly learned that when he found something good that didn’t fit him, he could sell it on eBay and make a little dough. The first item was an Emporio Armani sportcoat. It sold for fifty bucks. Like most of us, Matthew took the extra money and spent it on clothes and small indulgences.

In 2007, he read a book called One Red Paperclip. It was written by a man, Kyle MacDonald, who traded a paperclip for a pen for a doorknob for a camping stove and on and on for a year until he had traded for a new house. Matthew thought: how could I turn my own little hobby into something special?

So he started a savings account.

His business money went into a business account. His personal money - the money from his own personal purchases - went into the savings account. And year after year, that money grew.

Then, last week, he took the money and bought a Ferrari.

Matthew says: “This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did.”

A genuinely remarkable achievement.

I’ve always wanted a Scout, but the plaid seats on this Scout II for sale on Hemmings blew my mind. Anybody got an extra $21,500 they wanna lend me?

This is a 1969 Fiat Shellette Michelotti. The wicker seats and dash were hand-woven by the same folks who made picnic baskets for Rolls Royce. I cannot imagine a finer ride to the beach. A bargain at $58,000.

This is a 1969 Fiat Shellette Michelotti. The wicker seats and dash were hand-woven by the same folks who made picnic baskets for Rolls Royce. I cannot imagine a finer ride to the beach. A bargain at $58,000.

A rare collection of the automotive mascots by Renee Lalique is going on auction, and the photographs on the Hemmings Motor News blog had me agog.

A rare collection of the automotive mascots by Renee Lalique is going on auction, and the photographs on the Hemmings Motor News blog had me agog.

Vintage Barris Kustom Industries patch from Barris.com.
via Dinosaurs & Robots
Awesome.

Awesome.

Accoutrements

1939 Curtis Speedster

via Hemmings Auto Blog