Market Conditions Commentary
With nearly 40 years in the wholesale automobile business, our founder Robert Hollenshead offers his insights on the market and where it is going -- info to help your business succeed!
by Robert Hollenshead
6/28/2015 7:00:29 PM

I’ve been pondering something subliminally for a long time and I am coming to some conclusions that are thought-provoking for people in our business.  Young people are not as interested or obsessed with buying or owning cars like past generations, us.  They don’t really care about cars like we did.  Life was over if you waited one day beyond the sixteenth birthday to get your license and simply not possible to continue on if you didn’t have a chubby ride.  Why many of us actually re-enlisted in the Marines in order to get the extra doe to buy an Austin Healy 3000 Mark II or a GTO.  Have you heard or seen that happen lately? 

 

I live in Delray Beach Florida where there are more Lambo’s, Rolls, Ferraris,

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by Robert Hollenshead
5/6/2015 4:29:58 PM

We for a finale to the week we have another 800 in the 17545, lanes 13,15,16 to top it off.  Jamb packed with 100% trade ins. No place else on earth can you find this depth of inventory…no place.   We paid up to get ‘em and now got to take the doe and let ‘em go.  You got a back to back double header on your hands.  Sourced by maniac gambler degenerate workaholics, kissing more butts than should be legal to pinch ‘em (just to make your job as easy as red hot razor sharp knife sliding through butter) and getting pure sold by an obese half Irish, pacemaker wearing, whacko, unable to say no-sale even when he’d pay more for the car he’s selling .   

 We got $20,000,000+ on the line in two days.  Makes your blood run don't it?  God I love this game.

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by Robert Hollenshead
5/6/2015 3:52:55 PM

Now we are going to see if the future is here or we are just pushing the envelope.  Tomorrow broadcasting from Manheim Nashville is the first of it’s kind pure simulcast sale.  As I said the other day we have joined hands with Wholesale Inc. to stack up a few hundred units, arranged in logical order depending on the flavor that floats your boat, and priced to sell.  Nice group of merch if I have to say so myself. 

We thank you in advance for your participation, even if it’s as an observer that wants to watch like watching the Great Flying Wallendas preforming high wire acts just to see if they were going to fall.  It’s ok. 

But if you are a car dealer, a buyer, make no mistake we are sellers.  I speak for both our entities in saying you can by with the confidence that we are not looking to hit

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by Robert Hollenshead
5/4/2015 9:21:55 AM

 On May 7, this Thursday, we are holding a Simulcast Everywhere special event.  It is hosted by Manheim Nashville and Manheim Pa. It is the first of its kind and  we hope will be held on a regular basis.

 Wholesale Inc and R Hollenshead Auto are blending inventory to make our joint inventory available to all buyers, under the hammer, but a pure simulcast event.  The units are in Nashville and in Manheim, Pa.  All units will have an Insight Condition report that we, the seller’s,  guarantee.  I am subsidizing the cost of transport for buyers that bid from Nashville.  This mutes the concern of where the units are that you are bidding on. 

As always our goal is to sell everything that is presented.  If we are unable to sell because of any reason I will credit the last bidder $100 on any

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by Robert Hollenshead
4/9/2015 4:47:49 PM

No braggadocios bull dung, simple unbelievable facts:

110 Audis/Porsches , 70 BMWs, 90 General Motors, 80 Honda /Acuras, 90 Fords/Lincolns, 50 Land Rovers/Jaguars, 100 Toyota/Lexus, 20 Subarus, 90 Nissan/Hyundai/Infinities, 100 Mercedes Benz and 20 exotics. 

We have more desirable merch in our three lanes, all trades, not reshuffled auction slugs, no rentals, trades, that are getting sold, than any 8 auctions combined in North America. 

  I prefer sitting on the edge of the razor blade to lounging in a down stuffed lazy-boy.  There ain’t nothing like the thunder of the auction lane that separates observation and theorization from ball shaking, stomach wrenching, reality of $20,000,000 on the block getting sold…not acting like they are getting sold…sold.  I own them all and they will be

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