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Top 40 classics head for London

A CENTURY of motoring will be celebrated in style at the London Classic Car Show with a drive past of 40 significant machines representing every decade from the 20th century. The cars – road, track and rally stars – will be fired up and then driven along the Grand Avenue, the event’s centrepiece, to create … Continue reading

Italian rarities come to auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions is set to offer a very special collection of 1990s Italian sports cars in its Race Retro Sale on February 21 and 22. Each of the three cars has been tucked away as part of a large private collection owned by arguably one of Europe’s most fastidious collectors of classic cars. The highlight … Continue reading

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Elvis’s Cadillac puts on a show

THE latest exhibit to go on display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is the 1977 Cadillac Seville purchased and driven by the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. The Cadillac was bought by Elvis in October 1976 for his own use and he chose the burgundy and silver colour scheme. The car … Continue reading

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Mini magic at Barons’ Yuletide Classic

A CHERRY red 1989 Mini 30, one of 3,000 produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the car, is to go under the hammer at Barons’ Yuletide Classic sale at Sandown Park on Tuesday, December 16. What makes this vehicle unique is that it has covered a warranted 137 miles from new – and that … Continue reading

Famous Lotus Elite joins Goodwood line-up

ONE of the most famous Lotus Elites ever created will take part in the Goodwood 73rd Members’ Meeting on March 21-22 next year in a race paying tribute to the man who made the car a star of British motor racing, Alfred Lazarus Fingleston, aka Les Leston. The Series II Elite, known simply as ‘Dadio’, … Continue reading

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Historics’ rousing finale

HISTORICS at Brooklands signed off a great auction year with a vibrant £2.28m sale It drew a full capacity attendance of 500+ bidders and enthusiasts, who joined in a vibrant sale from 111 classic cars. Brisk bidding returned a 73% sale ratio, with 81 cars dispatched to new owners. The Historics’ team  assembled an eclectic … Continue reading