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E-Type in need of restoration

A 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster is among the early entries for the Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale. The E-Type is an original UK-registered car that spent some time in Hong Kong before being repatriated. It now requires restoration and comes complete with the parts dismantled from the car by its late … Continue reading

Flying Scotsman Rally ready to depart

THE ninth Flying Scotsman Rally, Britain’s most famous competitive vintage car rally, will start this Friday (March 31) with more than 100 participants crossing the start line at Slaley Hall, Northumberland. For this year, the youngest car to take on the 800-mile event, organised by the Endurance Rally Association (ERA), is a 1948 MG TC … Continue reading

Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche

CELEBRATING one of the best-loved sports car marques, Beaulieu’s Simply Porsche will return for its fifth year on Sunday June 4 with an expected turn-out of around 800 cars in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. All Porsche owners are invited to bring their treasured machines to the rally, from early models to cutting-edge … Continue reading

The last Big Healey goes for auction

A 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III, the very last series production car that rolled off the line at the Abingdon factory, will be auctioned as part of CCA’s two-day mega sale at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show on Sunday April 2. Thecar was produced on December 21, 1967, and first registered … Continue reading

MG Day to celebrate 50 years of the MGC

THE 50th birthday of the MGC – the six-cylinder sports car which was intended to replace the iconic Austin Healey 3000 but ended up the victim of internal company politics and bad press – will be a special focus of Brooklands Museum’s annual MG Era day on Sunday April 2. Another anniversary – the 70th … Continue reading

BTCC champ’s Aston for auction

A STUNNING and very rare 1971 Aston Martin DB6 MKII Vantage saloon belonging to touring car driver, commentator and TV personality John Cleland, will be offered at auction at Silverstone Auctions’ May 13 Sale at Silverstone circuit. One of only 34 examples made, this original right-hand drive, matching engine and chassis numbers, factory built Vantage … Continue reading

Mini madness coming to Brooklands

ALTHOUGH the cars may be on the small side, there is nothing tiny about Brooklands Museum’s annual Mini Day on Sunday March 19 when more than 1,000 examples of one of the most iconic British small cars take the limelight at the historic site in Weybridge, Surrey. Mini Day at Brooklands is now one of … Continue reading

Aston Martin hypercar to be called the Valkyrie

THE revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The name continues a fine tradition of Aston Martin ‘V’ cars. This began in 1951 with Vantage, which was selected as a name to distinguish high-performance … Continue reading

Spider causes a stir

BARONS started their year in style when a 1967 Fiat Dino Spider hurtled past its £45,000-£60,000 estimate to sell for £83,600 Sandown Park. The Pininfarina-bodied convertible was followed across the finish line by a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL restoration project, which also exceeded estimate, achieving £47,300. This was the first Barons sale for auctioneer, Duncan Brown, … Continue reading

Top honour for Peugeot

THE Peugeot 3008 SUV has been named the 2017 ‘Car of the Year’ at the Geneva Motor Show by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The all-new 3008 impressed the judging panel with its combination of style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the 20 other prizes it has already won since … Continue reading