Motoring fans have voted the Lamborghini Urraco as the number one restoration completed by Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China, in a survey held by the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. The 1972 Lamborghini Urraco P250S featured in series ten of the TV motoring show, which has just celebrated its 100th restoration. Mike brought the car that had been in storage for six years in Poland, despite not being able to start the car, for £21,380. It was sold for £35,000 after a full restoration.
Celebrity baker Paul Hollywood is turning back the clocks, taking a trip down memory lane in this Sunday’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. He will be driving a two-seater 1904 De Dion Bouton powered by a single-cylinder 6hp engine, loaned by the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.
Costing an average of £550 when it breaks down every other month, this is the UK’s ‘nightmare’ car, according to Warranty Direct. The automotive specialist analysed its 50,000 live policies to concoct the monstrosity, by combining the worst-performing cars from each of the categories measured by its Reliability Index. With the suspension of an Audi, the gearbox of a Jeep and the electrics of a Mercedes, the fictional vehicle is a Frankenstein’s monster of the least reliable parts.
The new Focus ST 12-model range has gone on sale priced from £22,195 ahead of first deliveries from February 2015.
London Motor Museum unveiled a creepily customised car to celebrate Halloween. The ‘Scream’ car began life as a FX4 London taxi which was modified in 2003. The team at the London Supercar Workshop took off the taxi body, fitted it to a Chevrolet Blazer chassis and added a 5.7l Chevrolet V8 engine, along with mud grappler monster tyres. Over a decade later, the team decided to take the taxi one step further with a makeover, to coincide with the museum’s anniversary.