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Quattro smashes record at auction

  A 1991 Audi Quattro Turbo 20v broke auction records when it sold for £72,050 including premium at a packed Warwickshire Exhibition Centre during the Classic Car Auctions September sale. Huge crowds turned out for one of the biggest one-day classic car sales of the year, and trade was brisk with around £2 million changing … Continue reading

Jensen pulls the auction crowds

A MIX of desirable classics enticed a large gathering of enthusiasts to Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ autumn historic car auction, held at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester. Easily the most desired of all entries was the extremely rare 1972 Jensen Interceptor III (above) which, despite requiring some cosmetic attention, had an excellent history, and sold … Continue reading

Super rare Porsche is early auction entry

ONE of only 11 examples ever made, a stunning 1992 Porsche 911 (964) RS Touring is one of the first cars consigned for the Silverstone Auctions Porsche sale taking place at the Wing, Silverstone on October 21. The homologation special is one of only six UK right-hand drive versions, making it rarer still, and comes … Continue reading

CCA plans its biggest one-day classic sale

  CLASSIC Car Auctions (CCA) will hold its biggest ever one-day classic car auction September 23 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. With 172 lots from the likes of Jaguar, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes and Aston Martin, the bumper auction offers opportunities for both experienced and first-time buyers. Among the wide variety of cars for sale, 11 … Continue reading

Beaulieu Autojumble’s golden day

  BLAZING sunshine saw more than 34,000 motoring enthusiasts from across the world turn out for Beaulieu’s International Autojumble to mark the 50th anniversary of the event. A total of 2,341 stands were packed with classic car spare parts, motoring accessories, literature and automobilia for a busy weekend of trading. To celebrate 50 years of … Continue reading

Records fall in £2.75m sale

  AN extremely rare 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE ‘Flat Nose’ Cabriolet broke UK auction records when it sold for £245,250 including premium at the Salon Privé sale, organised by Silverstone Auctions at Blenheim Palace. One of only 10 made, the UK-specification Minerva blue ‘Flat Nose’ is one of the scarcest examples in existence, and … Continue reading

Italy’s finest crowned at Salon Privé

  REAFFIRMING its place as the UK’s finest Concours celebration, 2017’s Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance saw some of the world’s rarest and most spectacular classic cars battle it out on the prestigious grounds of Blenheim Palace. Taking home top honours, with the Best of Show Trophy, was the revered 1960 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM … Continue reading

Quattro cult classic for auction

A LOW-mileage example of the cult classic Audi Quattro Turbo, the car that changed the world of rallying in the 1980s, has been announced as part of Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on September 23. Reading just 32,233 miles from new, the 1991 20 V example is an original, UK-supplied … Continue reading

Alcraft Motor Company reveals first car

BRITISH electric vehicle start-up Alcraft Motor Company has revealed details of its first car, the high-performance Alcraft GT. The business is targeting a start of production in 2019, and is launching a crowdfunding campaign offering the chance to play a part in the development of the car and a new British brand. Alcraft has been … Continue reading

Cars driven by former F1 team-mates take the podium

A 1958 Austin A35 (pictured above) driven by F1 legend David Couthard and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG driven by F1 double world champion Mika Hakkinen will be put under the hammer by international auctioneers Coys at their ‘Thoroughbred & Vintage’ auction at Fontwell House on September 7. Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “The … Continue reading