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Historic line-up at Sherborne

A FEW images from the Historic Vehicle Rally, staged by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and held in warm sunshine in the courts of Sherborne School on Sunday.

TR3A and E-Type to go under the hammer

  DORSET Vintage and Classic Auctions’ September 7 sale will include an excellent array of historic vehicles. Heading the line-up is a magnificent 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster that has been the subject of a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. Its guide price is £110,000 to £130,000. There are many other desirable British classics, such … Continue reading

Sir Basil Spence’s Lancia Flavia for auction

A 1963 Lancia Flavia Vignale Convertible, first owned by celebrated architect Sir Basil Spence, will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at the prestigious Salon Privé Sale at Blenheim Palace on September 2. One of Britain’s most distinguished architects of the post-war era, and most notably associated with Coventry cathedral, Sir Basil is also … Continue reading

Historic E-Type set for auction

  SILVERSTONE Auctions is to sell a Series II Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupé that is believed to be the last of its type ever sold as new. In excellent condition and never having undergone a major restoration, the light blue E-Type will go under the hammer at the Salon Privé Sale at Blenheim Palace … Continue reading

Restored one-off XK120 by Pininfarina unveiled

AFTER a full nut and bolt restoration taking 6,725 hours by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC), the wraps came off this unique Pininfarina-bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. The car was well received by the crowd of collectors and aficionados gathered at the event and finished second … Continue reading

Classic Aston Martin to tempt restorers

ASTON Martin enthusiasts will have the chance to buy a manual 1973 Aston Martin AM V8 ‘garage find’ at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale on September 23 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. The high-performance, eight-cylinder, classic Aston Martin is one of just 288 made, mostly with automatic transmission. As with all traditional Aston Martins, it … Continue reading

Big cats at Barons’ Jaguar Heritage sale

  FURTHER entries are invited for Barons’ annual Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale at Kempton Park racecourse on Saturday, September 16. Lots already consigned include four different examples of the 3.8 Mk2, and a Series 2 E-type. The Jaguar Heritage sale is also a firm favourite with the Barons team as there are … Continue reading

Motorsport returns to the Palace

LONDON’S Motorsport at the Palace, a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, returns on Sunday and Monday, August 27 & 28, for a Bank Holiday showdown with more than 200 cars spanning over 100 years of motoring. Held at Crystal Palace, one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and the … Continue reading

Famous XK120 racer headlines Coys auction

INTERNATIONAL auctioneers Coys return to Fontwell House during Britain’s greatest classic motoring week with a high-octane auction of classic, sports and racing legends on September 7. The ‘Thoroughbred & Vintage’ auction already features some impressive entries, including ‘Piggy’, the famous 1950 XK120 Alloy Competition Roadster (above), a thunderous 1989 Sauber Mercedes C9 Group C racing … Continue reading

Stunning rare Fiat 1100 Frua Spider set for Concours

CARROZZERIA Frua is perhaps best known for its design of the Maserati A6G in the 1950s, but the coachbuilder’s first work of art was the Fiat 1100 Frua Barchetta. Heading to Concours of Elegance 2017, the Barchetta’s low-slung modern styling belies its 71 years, ensuring it’ll stand out as it appears in the gardens of … Continue reading