Male Midlife Crisis Meets American Muscle
Start your engines because in this showroom the male midlife crisis meets American muscle
How can a 1934 Duesenberg, priced at $2 million, be a steal? When it’s appraised at $3 million. RK Motors in north Charlotte has 150 other cars for sale: NASCAR legend Bill Elliott’s 1965 Shelby Cobra, a one-of-a-kind 1972 concept Corvette, Barracudas, Packards, and Plymouths—all smooshed into a 40,000-square-foot warehouse with a lingering smell of exhaust. “To have cars in a room is not rare,” says marketing director Jamie Wiehe. “To have cars like this in a room is a rarity.” All told, there’s between $5 million and $10 million worth of horsepower under one roof. The security, she says, is Vegas-like. The facility opened in February, and RK Motors has been selling a car or two a day since then. The average buyer is a man between thirty-five and sixty-five (midlife crisis anyone?). It opens to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. And no, you can’t test drive the Duesenberg.