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An aristocratic ‘mouse’ for sale

A SPECIAL pre-war Fiat 500 Topolino with a fascinating history will be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) on Saturday March 19 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. This particular example, with silver paintwork and a blue leather interior, was ordered new by one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time, the second Duke … Continue reading

Abandoned E-Type snapped up at auction

A 1963 Jaguar E-Type found under a hedge in the village of Bisley in Surrey sold for £58,000 at COYS Spring Classics auction in London. Chris Routledge, CEO of COYS, said: “The derelict E-Type attracted attention from all corners of the world. It ended up going to an English collector and Beatles enthusiast who plans … Continue reading

Mini Madness comes to Brooklands

THOUGH the cars may be on the small side, there is nothing tiny about Brooklands Museum’s annual Mini Day on Sunday April 3, when over 1,000 examples of one of the most iconic British small cars are expected to take the limelight at the historic site in Weybridge, Surrey. Mini Day at Brooklands is now … Continue reading

Merc and Capri notch world record prices

  IN front of hundreds of historic motorsport fans, Silverstone Auctions achieved strong results in three days of auctions at Race Retro with total sales of £4.7million. Securing a new world record price, an incredibly special 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, with just 1,723 miles recorded, sold for £292,500. With phone and online … Continue reading

Astra scoops top award

VAUXHALL’S all-new Brit-built Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016 at the 86th Geneva Motor Show. The award was decided by 58 leading automotive journalists from around Europe. The Astra received a total of 309 points versus 294 for the Volvo XC90 and 202 for the Mazda MX-5. This year is the … Continue reading