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Downton-tuned 1966 Cooper comes to auction

AN original and exceedingly rare 1966 Austin Cooper 998, once ‘breathed on’ by the legendary Daniel Richmond at Downton Engineering, is attracting huge attention from classic Mini fans in the run-up to the Classic Car Auctions sale at  the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa, on June 10. After its purchase the Mini was sent … Continue reading

Unique Ferrari recreation for sale

THE remarkable fulfillment of one man’s dream – a unique Ferrari recreation 250 GT– is due to go under the hammer at Barons at Sandown Park on June 13. The original Ferrari 250 GT Californias are among the world’s most sought-after and expensive classic cars, selling for as much as £20 million. The driving force … Continue reading

Porsche tops £500k at auction

  A PACKED saleroom witnessed one of the most heated bidding wars of the year at Silverstone Auctions’ May sale, resulting in total sales of £3.6 million. The drama reached its height when the rare and special Porsche 911 S Turbo Leichtbau eventually sold for £556,875, including buyer’s premium, after an intense bidding war. There … Continue reading

A Merc with a dash of Riviera glamour

MORE recently seen cruising at Cannes and winding along the Haute Corniche above Nice, an iconic Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda will be auctioned at the Classic Car Auctions sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa, on June 10. Dripping with Riviera glamour, the Tunis Beige Pagoda has been owned by the Guidicelli family … Continue reading

Classic Jags in a regal setting

MORE than 1,200 Jaguars kicked-off a summer of celebration in style as Windsor Castle opened its gates to some of the world’s rarest and most desirable models in Jaguar’s history for the Royal Windsor Jaguar Festival, in support of The Prince Philip Trust Fund. The Jaguar Classic-supported Festival was organised by the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club … Continue reading

Prototype Ferrari heads London auction

THE first prototype Ferrari 275 GTB/4, estimated at £2,000,000 to £2,500,000, will go under the hammer at Coys’ London auction at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on May 18. This most significant Ferrari was the first 275 GTB/4 produced in 1966 and was used to unveil this legendary model to the world on the … Continue reading

Alvis to the fore at DVCA

TWO beautiful examples of the famous British marque Alvis are due to feature among the most eye-catching early entries for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ next sale. A green 1948 Alvis TA14 drophead coupe (pictured above), which has had one owner since 1962, has covered just 78,871 miles and carries a guide price of £5,000 … Continue reading

Rare lightweight Porsche 911 comes to auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions has consigned a rare, limited edition 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Leichtbau to its May 13 sale at Silverstone circuit. The highly collectible car is, according to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, chassis number 51 of a very special, limited edition, lightweight and road legal version of the 964 Turbo, of which only … Continue reading

Kinks man’s Bentley for auction

A 1960 Bentley S2, owned by legendary guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Kinks, Sir Ray Davies, will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ May 13 sale at Silverstone circuit. The car was bought by Sir Ray in 1970 after the Kinks’ single Lola went to Number 1 in the charts around the world. … Continue reading

E-Type tops at Barons’ sale

BARONS’ first Saturday auction of 2017, at Sandown Park, saw buyers flock to view the 100 cars on offer. The star of the show was the very original Jaguar E-type V12 convertible. The successful bidder cut things fine, just managing to register in time and entering the auction hall well after bidding on the car … Continue reading