WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Bid, Buy, Bargain, or Sell Collectors of such exalted marques as Ferrari tion house, the refined character and excitement of the sales it hosts notwithstanding, represents and Aston Martin or the more accessible the interests of sellers. And that may not be the only impediment to your success. Other bidders, Triumph and Austin-Healey names know including dealers, gallery owners, and curators, along with an unseen horde of those in virtual this well. attendance via the Internet – all represent a formidable array of competitors. Stu Carpenter, proprietor of Copley To bid against them is to take on a host of adversaries, many equipped with formidable Motorcars of Needham, often acts as a buyer amounts of money and expertise. So how best to equip yourself to enter into the fray? Personal of rare vehicles for private clients. "Buy what you love," he suggests, "and always try to find cars in superior condition. They're a great place to park money in anticipation of appreciation because there's a limited number of the finer marques, while the buying audience grows ever larger." Carpenter rues the lack of high-end, collectible vehicles in the Northeast but makes up for the limited numbers by traveling to West Coast shows like Pebble Beach Week. "A special car in a unique category will command a premium," he notes. At last year's show, the "gavel price" of the best Ferraris topped $11 million. Such fancies only begin to hint at the pleasures awaiting you should you wish to possess a piece of motoring history. An Appetite for the Antique Now suppose, for a moment, that your appetite for the antique, in whatever form it might take, is irrepressible, compelling you ever a dealer or auction house holds the key to your immediate gratification. But consider the nature of the counterparties with whom you will be dealing: the auc- 109 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e to venture to New York or London, or wher-

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