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Pictures of the week 196

A 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost carrying ingenious painted ‘wood-effect’ shooting brake coachwork from a car once owned by the future Edward VIII – one of the earliest ‘woodies’ – burst through its £120,000 upper estimate to sell for £161,280 at H&H Classics’ auction.

A 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost carrying ingenious painted ‘wood-effect’ shooting brake coachwork from a car once owned by the future Edward VIII – one of the earliest ‘woodies’ – burst through its £120,000 upper estimate to sell for £161,280 at H&H Classics’ auction.

Despite a cloudy start, the sun came out for the Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day at Beaulieu. 450 custom, hot rod and classic American cars and bikes cruised into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to take part in the colourful and diverse display, which was enjoyed by 6,500 visitors.

Despite a cloudy start, the sun came out for the Hot Rod and Custom Drive-In Day at Beaulieu. 450 custom, hot rod and classic American cars and bikes cruised into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to take part in the colourful and diverse display, which was enjoyed by 6,500 visitors.

Aston Martin is revealing the DB9 GT – the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date.

Aston Martin is revealing the DB9 GT – the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date.

Hundreds of Alfa Romeos poured into the grounds of Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire, on Sunday for the annual National Alfa Day, organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club.

Hundreds of Alfa Romeos poured into the grounds of Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire, on Sunday for the annual National Alfa Day, organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been unveiled on the 105th anniversary of the founding of A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) at a special event in the newly-refurbished Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy.

The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been unveiled on the 105th anniversary of the founding of A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) at a special event in the newly-refurbished Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy.

A 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III, which had lain dormant in storage for over 35 years, is to be restored by leading classic car restoration company Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC). The DB2/4 was recently purchased from the Bonham’s Newport Pagnell Aston Martin works sale on behalf of a client. The car was sold for £104,540, going over its estimate of £30-50k.

A 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III, which had lain dormant in storage for over 35 years, is to be restored by leading classic car restoration company Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC). The DB2/4 was recently purchased from the Bonham’s Newport Pagnell Aston Martin works sale on behalf of a client. The car was sold for £104,540, going over its estimate of £30-50k.

The Lexus IS saloon will adopt petrol turbo power for the first time with the introduction of the new IS 200t. It is the third model to be announced with the new Lexus engine.

The Lexus IS saloon will adopt petrol turbo power for the first time with the introduction of the new IS 200t. It is the third model to be announced with the new Lexus engine.

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high-performance sports cars, this week saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high-performance sports cars, this week saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Another new chapter has opened in the regeneration of the MINI model family, with the debut of the new MINI Clubman. Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, it will be priced from £19,995.

Another new chapter has opened in the regeneration of the MINI model family, with the debut of the new MINI Clubman. Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, it will be priced from £19,995.

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