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Is this the finest 1963 Cortina in existence?

AN early, immaculate and very original example of the Mk. I Ford Cortina 1500 GT comes to sale at Historics at Brooklands major classic car auction near Weybridge on Saturday, August 20. It has travelled an average of just one mile a day since it left the Dagenham factory 53 years ago! Fitted with a … Continue reading

Morris Ital close to extinction

RESEARCH by leading classic car insurer, ClassicLine, has revealed that a number of once-popular British classic cars are facing an extinction crisis. The list of top ten most endangered cars in Britain has been published by the insurance specialists as part of its new ‘Save our Classics’ campaign. Taking the top spot on the endangered … Continue reading

Football legend’s Ferrari goes to auction

A 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello with football star provenance will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at this year’s Silverstone Classic motor sport festival. With just 36,600 miles from new, this very special Ferrari was formerly owned by Sir Geoff Hurst, who famously scored a hat-trick for England in their 1966 World Cup Final … Continue reading

Scotland’s ‘missing’ E-Type discovered

A ‘MISSING’ Jaguar E-Type, one of the most sought-after early examples of the model, has been discovered in the depths of Scotland and will be offered at auction by Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone Classic on July 30-31. The whereabouts of the 1961 Series 1 Roadster, one of the first 92 right-hand models produced, has … Continue reading

Quirky Renault full of character

A HIGHLY original and characterful 1928 Renault NN1 Torpedo Commerciale will be offered by Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions at their sale on September 8 at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. Research suggests that the Renault was owned at one point by a 1930s-1940s cinefilm maker in Illiers, northern France; the current custodian purchased the car … Continue reading

Datsun Type 14: A small car with a big history

IT may look similar to other small cars of the 1930s but the 1935 Datsun Type 14 is an unusual machine with a remarkable history – and it has just gone on show at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. The Type 14 marked the birth of the Japanese car industry and the company that became … Continue reading