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Classics set to sparkle at Barons’ sale

  BARONS is ending the year in festive style with its annual Christmas Classic auction at Sandown Park on December 13. Restoration projects are popular at this time of year, giving enthusiasts an excuse to spend time with their cherished classics regardless of the weather. A 1963 Series 1 Jaguar E-type 3.8 FHC is a … Continue reading

A century of mobile heritage

  AS part of ‘Paris Week’, the five-day finale to World Motoring Heritage Year 2016, FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) organised an exhibition titled ‘A Century of Mobile Heritage’, at UNESCO’s Head Office in Paris. The exhibition aimed to illustrate, through a selection of two- and four-wheeled vehicles from disparate eras of our … Continue reading

Three 205 GTIs come to auction

  THREE classic, 1980s Peugeot 205 GTIs are among more than 120 cars to be offered at auction by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) on Saturday December 3 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. The French hot-hatches are expected to bring collectors and enthusiasts from across the country for the chance to own one of the fastest … Continue reading

Wilton Supercar event confirmed

WILTON Classic and Supercar – a major new event for the 2017 international automotive calendar and beyond – is confirmed for the weekend of June 3-4. The event will take place at Wilton House, near Salisbury, home to the Earls of Pembroke since Tudor times. Designed as a season-opener, Wilton Classic and Supercar is the … Continue reading

Globe-trotting Sierra Cosworth seeks new home

A RARE 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 in outstanding condition with just 12,000 miles on the clock, will go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale on December 3 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. This right-hand drive, manual example was bought by its first owner in 1987, before being sold to its second … Continue reading

Records galore at classic show sale

  SILVERSTONE Auctions broke several world records and achieved its best ever result at its two-day sale at the Classic Motor Show weekend. Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, 80 per cent of the vehicles on offer were sold, for a total value of £5.8 million. Silverstone Auctions were joined by Channel 4, Ant … Continue reading

Jaguar XKSS makes world debut

THE first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years was given its world debut presentation at the Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, by Jaguar Classic. The stunning XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has been created by the Jaguar Classic engineering team ahead of the production of nine cars for delivery to customers … Continue reading

Jags lead the way at Dorset sale

A SUPERB 1959 Jaguar XK150SE fixed-head coupe is the star attraction at Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions’ sale at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, Dorset, next Wednesday (November 23). The right-hand drive indigo blue Jag was the subject of a thorough restoration completed in 2011; it then passed into the ownership of the late Paul Channon, a … Continue reading

Scottish success for Volvo

VOLVO’S sleek and spacious new V90 has been crowned 2016 Scottish Car of the Year following an awards ceremony in Edinburgh. The elegant estate fought off tough competition in its segment to be named best-in-class by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) and triumphed over 12 other category winners to take the top title. … Continue reading

Porsche owner ‘restores’ value of classic 911

A VERY rare 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe, fully restored over the last 16 months, will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham, on November 12. The special Porsche was bought new by its first owner on November 13, 1975, from Swinford Motors of Stourbridge, as … Continue reading