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Private collection going under the hammer

AN eclectic private collection of 14 classic cars and six motorcycles,spanning nearly 90 years, will be offered by Silverstone Auctions as part of its Silverstone Classic Sale on July 26 and 27. The collection, the first such to be consigned by Silverstone Auctions, is currently owned by well-known and highly successful Midlands motor industry character, … Continue reading

Porsche models pour into Beaulieu

THE second annual Simply Porsche event, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on Sunday, attracted over 440 examples of the Porsche marque, both classic and new, spanning a wide range of models. This year’s event was held in association with the Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club who were well represented by … Continue reading

Classic Jag entered in sale

THERE are some interesting early entries for Sherborne-based auctioneers Charterhouse’s next classic and vintage car sale, being held at Sherborne Castle on Sunday July 20. A beautiful old Jaguar is expected to make £32,000-£ 36,000; there’s an Austin Healey 1006 with Ford 289 small block engine; a two-owner Riley Elf is estimated at £3-£5k; and … Continue reading

Maserati centennial exhibition in Modena

A UNIQUE exhibition dedicated to the Centennial of Maserati was inaugurated in Modena this week. Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars retraces the story of the Italian car manufacturer through an exhibition featuring some of the Trident marque’s most significant road and racing cars and to learn about the individuals … Continue reading

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Hot rods head to Beaulieu

BEAULIEU’S ever popular Custom & Hot Rod Festival, held on Father’s Day, saw hundreds of colourful customs and stunning hot rods flood into the picturesque parkland of the National Motor Museum. The Festival, held in association with Victory Wheelers, the south coast’s leading Custom, American and Hot Rod club, welcomed 7,320 visitors. A large variety … Continue reading

Classic Alvis is the headline act

A TRULY lovely old Alvis made the top price of £35,800 – sold to an Australian visitor – at the latest Charterhouse classic car auction. It was held at the Footman James Classic Car Show, held at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on Sunday. The Sherborne-based auctioneers also sold a Triumph … Continue reading

Sporty Spider leads the way at DVCA sale

THERE is a fine selection of classic vehicles going under the hammer at the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale, being held at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, this Thursday, June 19. A bright red left-hand-drive 1981 Fiat 124 Sport Spider by Pininfarina is expected to make between £5,500 and £6,500; a left-hand-drive 1927 Buick … Continue reading

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