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Special Mini Cooper comes to auction

THE rarest of all flavours of the Mini Cooper S, a 970 S built in 1964, comes up for auction at the Silverstone Classic on July 29-30. A fine example of the homologation special created to qualify the Cooper S for the under-1000cc category in racing and rallying, the car presented by Silverstone Auctions is … Continue reading

Rowan Atkinson’s Defender for sale

A LIMITED edition 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage belonging to comedian Rowan Atkinson, will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone Classic festival on July 29-30. The special ‘Heritage’ edition is one of only 400 examples made as part of the Land Rover Defender Celebration Line, specially released to mark the … Continue reading

Brian May’s Jowett Javelin for auction

BARONS is amassing an impressive selection of high-end classic and collectable cars for its Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at Sandown Park on July 18. One unusual lot is a gold 1952 Jowett Javelin (above) – but one with a fascinating story. It was bought in 1982 by legendary guitarist Brian May of Queen fame, … Continue reading

Barn finds shine at Barons

A BRIGHT summer’s day brought the bidders out for Barons’ British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale at Sandown Park, where barn finds and pristine British classics were definitely in favour. Bidders keen for a new project competed over the 1971 Bristol 411 S2, the 1954 Jaguar XK140 (above), and the 1981 Morgan 4/4. This … Continue reading

Race team snap up classic E-Type

THERE was a full capacity crowd of enthusiasts and collectors at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale. The star of the show, the 1964 restoration project Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster, attracted bidders from Hong Kong, New York, the Swiss Alps and the UK; it was finally purchased … Continue reading

Award-winning Porsche 911 Turbo for auction

ONE of the finest examples of the iconic eighties Porsche 911 (930) Turbo goes under the hammer at the Silverstone Classic Sale on July 29-30. The meticulously restored multiple award-winning Porsche will be one of the highlights of the two-day auction which forms part of the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic, … Continue reading

Supercar Sunday at Brooklands

THE general public will have the rare opportunity to get close to exclusive supercars and see them in action at the famous Brooklands Museum in Surrey on Sunday 16 July. “Developed over the last four years, this exciting event always enjoys an impressive turnout of supercars from the Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini clubs,” said event … Continue reading

Italian gems lined up for auction

  A pre-production 575MM Ferrari worth £200,000 and a 1926 Bugatti Type 37 worth £600,000 will be going under the hammer at Coys auctions at Fontwell House and Blenheim palace on June 29 and July 15 respectively. The 575MM will be offered at Coys auction in the gardens of Fontwell House, Sussex, a few miles … Continue reading

Roaring success for Simply Porsche

MORE than 1,000 Porsches set a record for the biggest Beaulieu Simply Porsche yet as nearly 2,000 visitors turned out for the celebration of one of the best-loved sports car marques. Car numbers were 200 up on last year’s figures and continued the success of Beaulieu’s Simply rallies. Held in association with The Independent Porsche … Continue reading

Record entry for Dorset run

THERE was a record entry of 118 vintage and classic vehicles in the 18th annual Hardy Country Classic Tour, run by Transport of Yesteryear (Dorset), on Sunday. The event started from Hampton Farm Business Park at Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, and finished 75 miles later at the Riviera Hotel, Bowleaze Coveway, near Weymouth. It included … Continue reading