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A touch of glitz from Liberace’s gold leaf Cadillac

VISITORS to this year’s Footman James stand at the Classic Motor Show may be forgiven for thinking the theme is a lovefest of the outlandish, lavish and extravagant as it unveils a classic car of monumental glitz as its centrepiece. The specialist insurance broker has secured a 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Drophead Coupe featuring 23.7ct gold-leaf … Continue reading

First production TR5 to be sold

THE first production right hand drive 1967 TR5 Roadster is to be sold by leading classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars for £79,500. This special car was the first TR5 P1 to be built on the normal assembly line, and is one of only 1,100 produced, carrying with it an indisputable history. Manufactured on the … Continue reading

‘Bandleader’ Bentley heads auction entries

AN impressive range of cars consigned for Barons’ Autumn Classic sale (October 27, Sandown Park) are headed by a very fine 1962 Bentley Continental S2, which was built for the celebrated musician, nightclub owner and bandleader Edmundo Ros, a huge star worldwide from the 1940s to his retirement in the 1970s. Once a familiar sight … Continue reading

All-American stars to come under the hammer

ENTHUSIASTS and collectors alike will be in for a treat when two iconic American classics go on sale at BCA Blackbushe this Wednesday (October 21). With only one previous UK owner and a previous US owner in Hollywood, the 1957 Ford Thunderbird 5.1 V8 Convertible has been fully restored to a very high standard. Finished … Continue reading