An immaculate 1950 Rolls-Royce originally owned by Lancastrian comedy actor and singer-songwriter, the ukelele-strumming George Formby, will go under the hammer on Saturday, November 30 at Historics at Brooklands. It is estimated at £40,000-£48,000.
Silverstone Auctions has secured a rare 1970s Maserati for its auction at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show this weekend. The Maserati Indy America was named so to celebrate Maserati’s victories at the Indy 500 race in the US. This classic Italian GT was first launched at the Turin Motor show in 1968 and had a top speed of over 150mph. This 1972 4.7-litre model is an original UK-supplied right-hand drive model and estimated at £42,000-£50,000.
The world’s first stretched E-Type Jaguar has been unveiled and will go on show in London at a major automotive awards ceremony. Built in 1968, the left-hand-drive series one 4.2 roadster has been stretched by four-and-a-half inches during a major restoration carried out by Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth.
The eagerly anticipated Peugeot RCZ R will be the most powerful road-going car the brand has ever sold. It will be priced at £31,995 and is available to order from November 18.
Wednesday was a special day for SEAT: exactly 60 years ago to the day, the company’s first car rolled off the production line at its Zona Franca factory in Barcelona. That car was the SEAT 1400, an elegant and luxurious saloon designed in the spirit of the most popular American sedans of the ’50s.
The Subaru Legacy Concept will make its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show on Wednesday, hinting at the design direction for an all-new version of Subaru’s flagship model.