Those full-size pickups keep wholesale prices climbing





LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – 

Full-size pickups are built for hauling capability, and these particular vehicles certainly are carrying wholesale prices higher.

Referenced by KAR Global chief economist Tom Kontos, as well, Black Book senior vice president data science Alex Yurchenko described what full-size pickups did to wholesale prices as Black Book shared its Used Vehicle Retention Index for September.

According to the newest reading released on Monday, the index rose 1.8 percentage points from August to September to land at 130.8.

“Overall, the Index increased slightly in September,” Yurchenko said in a news release. “The increase was driven mostly by the strength of the full-size pickup segment in the first part of September as most of the other segments saw a drop in the index.

“We expect the continuation of weakening of most of the segments including full-size

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Auction Attracts Bids Of Over $1 Million And Climbing


A rare 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is looking for a new home out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and looks to be in superb condition.

This example was shipped from the factory on February 22, 1957 and delivered in early March that same year to someone in Belgium who kept the car until 1981. The 300SL then spent 22 years in the UK with its second owner before being acquired by the previous owners in 2003 and imported to Vancouver in 2006.

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The Bring A Trailer auction listing reveals that between 2014 and 2016, the car resided back in the UK and underwent a comprehensive restoration. During this restoration, the car was returned to its original shade of Blaugrau after being stripped back to its bare metal.

The restoration also saw the factory 15-inch wheels painted

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