1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada – REVISIT

Considered by many to be one of the prettiest GT cars ever made, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada I wrote up in April is back up on eBay. With bidding at $200,000 but the reserve still on, there's a long way to go until this car hits market value. That market value is still substantially below what equivalent Ferraris and Lamborghinis cost these days though, so this could be one of the more reasonable classic Italian top tier GT cars you can buy. Of course, you have to win the auction first....

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The other day, I wrote up an Iso A3C; a neat and fairly rare race car from the mid 1960s that marked a period where Iso and ex-Ferrari designer Bizzarrini worked together to create the beautiful and fast race car; however, shortly after the Grifo-based A3C launched its race career, Bizzarrini and Renzo Rivolta parted ways. The result was that Bizzarrini continued to build road-going versions of the A3C, now dubbed the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, for a few years. While more plentiful than the A3C, they're certainly not a car you come by every day - which is why it's an extra-special treat to see one pop up on Ebay:

Year: 1968
Model: 5300GT Strada
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: Not Listed
Price: No Reserve Auction

Bizzarrini 5300 Strada, 1968
restored by Salvatore Diomante, the factory manager who never stop taking care of the Iso and Bizzarrini
350 CV, documented, alloy body
The cars who have won awards at Pebble Beach are Diomante restorations
0 km since restoration
Contact me if real interest

I have to say, it takes a large set of attachments to post such a car - likely worth close to seven figures - for sale as a no reserve auction on Ebay; my guess, though, is that if bidding doesn't go the way of the seller it will get ended early. Fully restored, this car appears to be lovely and is somewhat unusual in silver color, but there aren't many photos to document the current condition. Despite that, it's a rare car to see at all so it's certainly worth taking a look at. While probably out of the price range of anyone reading this, these cars are pretty well priced considering their history and especially when compared to similar vintage Ferraris. They're arguably as beautiful as some of their creator's other creations for the prancing horse!


1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series II

As series of cars go, I don't believe that any can match the pure beauty, speed and desirability of the Ferrari 250 line. The variations are seemingly endless; from the iconic Testarossa, the stunning GTO, elegant and brutal SWB in racing to the simply gorgeous Lusso and California Spider models, I can think of no other line of cars that is so perfectly designed - or so valuable. Perhaps only eclipsed by a few rare Bugattis the value of even the lowliest of the 250 line is simply staggering these days, and the most expensive of the line nearly matches the GDP of some African nations. That's the price you'll pay for perfection:

Year: 1962
Model: 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,274 mi
Price: $1,500,000

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1962 FERRARI 250 PININFARINA SERIES II CABRIOLET Exotic Classics is proud to present this absolutely stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Series II Cabriolet. Featured in the deepest Black paint with Red leather, the car includes a rare factory hard top in matching Black, along with a Black soft top. The car has been restored to Platinum-level standards by renowned experts, and it recently was awarded the Best Ferrari trophy at the 2012 Greenwich Concours. The restoration included a complete mechanical rebuild so the car runs and drives as good as it looks. As expected, the car has its original books, leather pouch and tools. All numbers match. The 250 PF Cabriolet is often confused with the California Spiders that were sold in the same period. A complete frame off nut and bolt matching numbers resororation was completed in January of 2013 by Horepower Enterprises. Receipts totaling over $215,000 as well as restoration photos are available upon requestWhen new the Cabriolet was the more expensive model by virtue of its more elegant appointments, but it is the Spider that is valued higher today. They are mechanically identical with Ferraris famous 4 Liter V-12, 4-speed manual, and electric overdrive. This car is ready and qualified for the most prestigious events and represents superb value in an open 250 Series Ferrari.

To view complete restoration photos please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/myfza3ibed99c7d/Moi8VNjs71

To view complete documentation of vehicle please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/16m3e0krzd20fsd/bLFak6jZxo

I was lucky enough (or not, depending on how you look at it) to have had a 250 GT Lusso in my family at one point. Won over a drunken card game in the late 1960s, my grandfather enjoyed that car for many years before financial difficulties in the 1970s saw him sell it. At the time, he just about doubled his money on the car and considered himself lucky. Today, he would have seen a return in the neighborhood of 3,750% return on his investment with no end in sight. And the Lusso is one of the least expensive models right now - jump into a 250 Cabriolet like this, and you're set back 1.5 million dollars. And this isn't even the prettiest of the 250s! But such is the craziness that surrounds the mystical marque of Ferrari, so sit back and enjoy the view.


1970 Fiat 500L

While wandering around the city the other weekend with friends, one of them spotted something in the parking lot and turned to me, exclaiming “what’s that?!?” Parked amongst a sea of gray SUVs and rather ho-hum sedans was this little red compact, more specifically, a Fiat Cinquecento. This was the car that helped put Italy on wheels and is still a rather common sight on various streets throughout the Old World, but over on US shores, they are few and far between. This 1970 500L for sale in New York has been restored and is the perfect runabout for an urban dweller who seeks economy but wants a bit of flair to go along with it.

Year: 1970
Model: 500L
Engine: 500cc inline-2
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: Reserve auction


This is a 1970 Fiat 500L that was completely restored to original condition in Italy. Then shipped to the States about a year and a half ago. The car looks, runs and drives like new and needs nothing. For further details I can be reached at 718-274-3390. Thanks. The European license plates are not included in the sale. Car is sold as is. Deposit of $500 in 24 hours. Full payment in 7 days. Please no tire kickers. Thanks.

Small classics and microcars have gained big in the market over the last few years. Find a good Cinquecento and be prepared to spend a decent amount. Prices are averaging around $20,000 for a 500L in good running order. A restored example like this may bring closer to $25,000, however, more information on where the restoration was undertaken and an actual mileage figure would be nice.


1995 Ferrari 348 Spider

The Ferrari 348 was a victim of circumstance in Ferrari history. It wasn’t particularly well regarded, as it followed the legendary 308/328 and was succeeded by the F355, the car that the wedge styling from the 1980s died with. Given the direction Ferraris are headed, with the absence of true manual gearboxes and ever increasing technological complexity, will the 348 begin to rise in value as collectors seek more pure forms of exotic Italian motoring. From the looks of this 348 Spyder, it appears it is still an opportune time to snag one of these mid-engined sports cars from the mid-1990s.

Year: 1995
Model: 348 Spider
Engine: 3.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 23,432 mi
Price: $49,500 Buy It Now

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Buy with confidence. This Ferrari has just had major service to the engine and it runs like new.

Not a lot of information is provided by the seller, but if the major service has been done, that's a bonus because that will be your major worry with this car. I’ve mentioned the comparison before, but with Porsche 964 and 993 prices on the rise, they are eclipsing exotics such as this Spyder. Granted, German engineering is more robust and you’re likely to have less issues going forward with the Porsche, but for the price, it’s harder to get this much flash for the cash.


1975 Lamborghini Espada Project

Over the past few years, major automobile manufacturers have "pioneered" a new concept; the Grand Coupe design. Cars like the BMW M6, Audi RS7 and Mercedes-Benz CLSs have seen a return of the swoopy lines with, in the case of the Audi, a practical hatchback design. But this concept really isn't new at all; personal luxury coupes have been around for some time, and one of the best has to be the Lamborghini Espada. Room for 4 plus luggage, a fabulous V12 soundtrack and great looks make this one of the most desirable classic Lamborghinis made in my mind:

Year: 1975
Model: Espada
Engine: 4.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48,161 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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I am reluctantly selling my 1975 Euro Espada. In 2002, I was perusing Hemmings and saw this car was being sold, and as it was only 4 blocks from my house, how could I not go and at least take a look. When I went to look at it I found it was a Euro market car. This meant it had the small chrome bumpers, no emission controls, and the dual alternator setup. It also had the euro side markers/turn signals and no ugly Federal corner lights. I much prefer the interior layout of this S3, but I admit that not having the earlier style Miura wheels is a drawback. The story I was told by the seller was that his dad bought the car new in Italy where he was living at the time. His dad relocated to Texas where it remained until 2001 when his son drove it to California. I have a clear Texas signed and undated title. I never signed it or registered it in my name. I assume that if you are reading this you have some knowledge about this model, and Lamborghinis in general. They are not for the faint of heart or the casual wrench. Parts and/or service are VERY expensive.

Big bonus- 1975 model cars are exempt from emission testing in California.

It drove well and everything (except the A/C) worked. It has the desirable power steering (not sure if that was on all S3 models). I did notice that it had a recent paint job that looked pretty good on the surface, but I suspected that the prep work was not very good. This proved to be correct as the paint has now cracked and bubbled in several places. It appears to be very original throughout and doesn't seem to have been "messed" with. I find no signs that it has ever really been worked on or modified(other than paint and front seats) The front seats have obviously been recovered, and not that well done relative to the original quality (pattern is also not correct as seen on the rear seats which have not been redone). The windshield is also delaminating, showing small bubbles between the layers of glass. The rest of the glass is excellent. Some front carpet pieces up front are missing. The major flaw in the car is the frame on the drivers side where the lower control arm attaches. It is of square tubing and has severe rust on the lower horizontal side of the tube, making it unsafe to drive in my opinion. I have the front clip of an S2 (photo available) which is included in the sale, which has excellent frame components, that I believe are the same. It could also be repaired in situ. There are also several spots of improper jack placement with corresponding damage to the floor (on the driver's side only for some reason). The exhaust looks excellent with the exception of a rust repair on one of the mufflers. The throttle linkages including the carb butterfly shaft seals/bearings are very good. It has the original locking gas caps and under hood heat pad material in very good condition. The aluminum hood and the rest of the body is very straight and in excellent condition. I cannot guarantee it, of course, but I can find no sign of body damage/repair.

As I began to work on the engine I found cracks at the base of intake manifolds (which I found out was a relatively common problem) which of course was letting in unmetered air, causing a lean condition. Now the list of "might as wells" began. I removed the manifolds and had them repaired to a very high standard, then powder coated in an aluminum color. I started accumulating parts as seen in pictures including, new plug wire set, 6 Weber DCOE rebuilt kits, gasket set, air filters, hydraulic reservoirs, Earl's stainless line and fittings for carb fuel lines, belts, filters, water thermostat, timing chains, rebuilt the water pump with new bearings and seals, windshield gasket, etc. I cleaned and powder coated many parts including the valve covers (one of which I sanded to reveal lettering- as seen in picture). I purchased new chrome acorn nuts and studs. I even made a copy of the factory tool for adjusting the timing chains. I also powder coated the grill elements and replaced the headlights with E-code H4 and H1 units. The rear tail light clusters are brand new (housings and lenses) as well as the white parking light lenses up front. Reproduction owners manual, original tech manual, and original parts list is included.

Compression tests and leak down as follows, cylinders 1 thru 12 : 210/18%, 225/24%, 220/26%, 210/28%, 210/27%, 210/14%, 240/34%, 215/30%, 220/14%, 215/28%, 220/28%, 210/24%

In my opinion, this car would be a very worthy candidate for a complete restoration. It could however be reassembled and the frame repaired and enjoyed as is. Although expensive, even if you are doing much of the work yourself, I think it could be done not "too" far out of the current money. I also believe that these models will being going up in value substantially. So after saying that, why am I selling? Well, mostly the usual reasons. I have a lack of funds and time to complete all of the projects I currently have. This car deserves a competent restoration, as I would be surprised if even half of the 1200 or so produced still exist.

I can assist, at a cost, with enclosed transport if within a days drive.

I have lots more pictures available and will take pictures of anything specific upon request. Please ask all questions and you will get 100% honest answers. Although I have done my best to accurately describe the vehicles condition I strongly suggest that the vehicle is seen in person so that there are no disappointments.

Overall this car presents well and looks great with European-spec bumpers. There are certainly some question marks and big bills if you want to get it together or completely restore it, but putting it together and driving it surely is possible. Unless you're talented and planning to do the work yourself, it would likely be less of a headache to just buy one complete - but this is a Lamborghini, and Lamborghinis are made of stories - what better story to have than resurrecting a raging bull?


1971 Lancia Flavia 2000 IE

In the early 1970s, Lancia was about to embark on its three decade long rally domination with the Fulvia Coupe. This small, front-wheel drive wonder took home the WRC championship for Lancia in 1972 and would pass the baton to the Stratos that would go on to win the next three out of a total of 16 manufacturers titles for the company. Sharing a lot of the technology of the Fulvia was this car, the Flavia. What looks like a rather upright, sedate four-door hides a lot of technology underneath, including four-wheel disc brakes, fuel injection, air conditioning and a 5-speed manual gearbox. It might not be the flashiest Italian classic you can buy, but it is an amazing example of what this once proud company was capable of in terms of engineering.

Year: 1971
Model: Flavia 2000 IE
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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LANCIA FLAVIA 2000 IE iniezione electronica


The 2000 sedan kept the central part of the body (roof, doors, interior) and the entire drivetrain (except for some improvements to the fuel injection) of its predecessor, the second series of the Flavia.

The most important changes were made to the front and rear of the body where the designers reinterpreted the styling in a more modern idiom. In particular, the tail was squared and simplified, and the nose lost its separate air intake and headlamp nacelles. The mechanics retained most of the Flavia's specifications including the front-wheel drive, boxer engine, independent suspension and disc brakes all around, with vacuum-assist and split-circuits (called "Superduplex" by Lancia).

The 2000 used the 1991 cc 4-cylinder boxer engine, available in either carbureted form (115 hp) or with fuel-injection (126 hp). The latter abandoned the previously used Kugelfisher mechanical system in favor of a more reliable Bosch D-type electronic system. The transmission (produced by ZF) was a 4-speed manual-type for the 2000 equipped with a carburetor, and a manual 5-speed for the fuel-injected 2000. Since the 2000 was given a flagship role for Lancia (following in the footsteps of the prestigious Flaminia), the 2000 was given a high standard of finishes (fine wood for the dashboard and velvet or leather upholstery) and standard or optional equipment including hydraulically operated power steering (also manufactured by ZF), air conditioning, electric windows and sun blinds.

Because of the 2000s high production costs, Fiat was not in favor of putting the model into production, despite it being ready for production in 1969, which delayed its launch. But in the absence of any other new Lancia flagship models being ready, the 2000 was nonetheless launched in 1971. The 2000 was considered by many fans of the marque to be "the last real Lancia" due to the high build quality that the later models (Beta and Gamma) lacked. It was produced until 1974 with a total of 14,319 examples being made

Transmission: 5-speed manual ZF

Borletti air conditioning working (very cold)

Incredible original condition

All works

Power steering

Power windows (4)

Velvet interior

Runs and drives excellent

Any questions; 3054017469 Vladimir

Lancias of this period are few and far between in this country, as they were not officially imported stateside until the late 1970s. Similar vintage Fulvias in this kind of condition are bringing in the $20,000 to $30,000 range currently, so a sedan like this will probably fall a bit short of that, as they are less well known and sought after. At this price, such exclusivity is quite hard to find.


1972 Fiat 130 Coupe

Fiat's rebirth in the United States with the 500 models and a partnership with Chrysler is a bit of a sad turn of events for the legendary company in my mind. True, it's great to see them back on U.S. shores, but when one considers some of the legendary Fiats that we've seen over their storied history, it's hard to get on board with the somewhat trendy but hardly classic new 500 and awful but strangely popular 500L. They've gone from a company tied to some of the most respected names in the automobile industry to making appliances for the masses. Where does an enthusiast turn for solace? One of my favorite Fiats has to be the handsome Pininfarina designed 130 Coupe:

Year: 1972
Model: 130 Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,000 mi
Price: $23,000

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1972 MODEL

50,000 MILES







ANY QUESTIONS : 3053054017469

It's hard to believe that the air conditioning works on this car considering some of the older Italian car's notoriety for nothing working at all. Yet, here is a pristine, claimed original condition 130 Coupe. It's just so pretty, so advanced for the time it looks like it could have been made a decade later. The 5-speed and solid color combination make this a particularly nice option. Asking price is a bit more than a fully optioned 500, but really, which would you rather have?


1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale

There are few cars that combine so many of my favorite things quite like the Lancia Delta Integrale. Born to race, the Delta successfully combined elements of the E30 M3, Golf GTi and Audi Quattro to create its own legacy. The box flares, all wheel drive and turbocharged engine made nearly the perfect hot hatch. Though the Golf Rallye is sought after by the Volkswagen faithful, the reality is that the Delta Integrale was a better car - better proportioned, faster, and significantly more successful where it was intended to race - the World Rally Championship. The Integrale picked up where the legendary Quattro had started and swept to victory in nearly all of the races that it entered. As a result of its successes on the WRC circuit, the many different roadgoing versions of the Delta Integrale were very much welcomed by enthusiasts on the road:

Year: 1989
Model: Delta HF Integrale
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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VIN N. : ZLA831AB000449099


Lancia designed the HF Integrale to incorporate the advanced technical features of the Delta HF 4WD, and to address its shortcomings as a rally car. The result is a stylish, luxurious yet utterly practical five door hatchback with impeccable road manners, but capable of a blistering 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration in just 6.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 133 mph (214 km/h).

At the heart of the 8-valve HF Integrale is a 2-litre 4-cylinder fuel injected twin cam engine, fitted with contra-rotating balancing shafts. This version incorporated the following improvements over the HF 4WD: New valves, valve seats and water pump, larger water and oil radiators, more powerful cooling fan and bigger air cleaner. A larger capacity Garrett T3 turbocharger with improved air flow and bigger inter-cooler to aid volumetric efficiency, together with revised settings for the electronic injection/ignition control unit and a knock sensor, boost power output to 185 bhp (DIN) (136 kW) at 5300 rpm and maximum torque of 31 m·kgf (304 N·m, 224 lbf·ft) at 3500 rpm.



ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CAR, Completely original example with all documentation.

125,000 Km.








For me, while the Quattro is a desirable car and I do love my Audi very much, the Lancia has always been an object of desire for me. It flies a bit lower on the radar than some of the other Group A entrants, and being newer many of the examples are still affordable; though with the E30 M3 bringing homologated race cars of this generation up in value it remains to be seen how long these classic Italian super-hot hatches will stay affordable. My suggestion is to grab one while you can!


1967 Ferrari 330 GTC – REVISIT

The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC in lovely light blue with alloys did not sell last time around on eBay and is back up for sale. These Ferraris are quite hot items these days, with a 250 GTO about to hit auction and already being claimed to be the most expensive car ever sold. The GTC is far short of the GTO in terms of value, but with the reserve still on and bidding at $630,000, it sure isn't cheap! Still, it's very pretty to see and lovely to dream about:

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The below post originally appeared on our site May 30, 2014:

When I was a young man, my father and I were at a car show with his 1927 Bentley 3/4.5 open tourer. At the show was also a late 1960s Ferrari 330 GTC. I remember the owner of the GTC was very interested in the Bentley, to the point where he offered a trade of his GTC in exchange for the Bentley. At the time, it seemed like a poor idea; the Bentley was at that point worth about triple what the GTC was, aside from being a family item which had been passed down. In hindsight, it probably would have been a very good investment if you could have predicted prices on these cars - while early Bentley prices have increased over the past few years back to the level they were at in the early 1990s, Ferrari prices have absolutely gone through the roof. The 330 GTC isn't the prettiest, fastest or most rare Ferrari - but none of that seems to matter, because it's got the right look, the right engine, and the right badge:

Year: 1967
Model: 330 GTC
Engine: 4.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Chassis Number: 9595. Engine number: 9595.

One of 604 produced between 1966 and 1968.

Euro model with just 48,411 kilometers (30,081 miles) from new.

One-owner for 30 years with all service receipts from 1985-2014.

Original “Celeste Charo Metallizzato” (Metallic Light Blue) color.

“Nero Franzi” (Black) Leather interior.

Rare working factory air conditioning.

Always pampered, this 330 GTC is accident and abuse-free. Current owner has driven it just 12,659 miles (20,373 Km) over the past 30 years (An average of 421 miles per year.) Properly maintained and serviced by the same Ferrari specialist the entire time. Receipts from 1985-2014 totaling in excess of $53,000 in service are included.

Original numbers-matching Type 209 V-12 engine develops 300 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, fed by 3 Weber 40 DFI carburetors, giving this 2,866 pound coupe a rated top speed of 152 mph with performance of 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. Runs beautifully with no issues.

Disc brakes stop the car smooth and straight. Rides on the original Campagonolo 7L/15 alloy wheels with new, correctly sized radial tires.

The body is laser-straight with all original panels in place. No rust of anywhere. Recently repainted in correct color it is stunning from every angle. Interior is correct and largely original. Please see photos and video. All gauges register accurately. Original tool roll and custom fitted flannel car cover are included. Ready to show or go.

Inspection is invited by seriously interested parties. Please call to schedule an appointment. David: 503-309-7729. Located in Portland, Oregon USA. A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its rarity, condition and mileage. Please bid accordingly.

If you are looking for one of the finest 330 GTC Coupes available today, this is it.


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This model is a very pleasing color combination and condition is certainly very good. In the past four years, GTC pricing has quadrupled from around $200,000 for the best examples to just shy of $800,000 for the best examples. It really puts the 400i into perspective; a car that can be had for less than a tenth of the price of the GTC but is very similar in many aspects. While GTCs are certainly pretty to look at, I'd probably choose a 365 GTC/4 well before this model for less than a third of the price.


1976 Lancia Fulvia 1.3

For car enthusiasts in the US, waiting 25 years for a car to become legal to import can be excruciating. But dial back to the 1960s and 1970s and there’s plenty of interesting cars that are rare on these shores that you could import with zero hassles. One of my favorites is the Lancia Fulvia Coupe. For a design from the 1960s it was exceptionally clean and minimalistic and hid some advanced technology underneath, such as front-wheel drive and a 5-speed gearbox. This later 1976 Fulvia was recently imported from Italy and was recently given a respray.

Year: 1976
Model: Fulvia 1.3S
Engine: 1.3 liter V4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 60,000 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This car was imported from Italy recently ,as you can see in the photos it is in great condition with no rust has all the original panels with no sign of accidents, all the instruments are in working order, repaint is in great condition, interior also great condition. Sold with the original Black plate has Italian papers and customs forms. This is a no reserve auction. Thanks for looking and for more info please call Franco at 917-596-4331

Vintage Lancias, like Saabs, have always been the thinking man’s classic in my estimation. Probably not surprising, then, that Lancia and Saab created a joint venture by way of the Lancia Integrale and Saab-Lancia 600 in the early 1980s, respectively. Even with front-wheel drive, the Fulvia is a great handling classic and a hoot to drive on a rally stage. Expect to pay in the mid $20,000 range for a good Fulvia, with exceptional ones these days reaching into the $30,000 bracket.