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A Jaguar fit for a princess

  A NOTABLE Jaguar XJ-S Cabriolet with royal connections will be one of a record number of stunning retro cars from the halcyon days of motoring appearing at the London Classic Car Show at ExCeL London (February 15-18). While many of the 700-plus wonderful cars on display will have their own incredible histories, few will … Continue reading

Family Volvo is a true showstopper

VOLVO will soon celebrate the 60th anniversary of its entry into the UK car market and the foundation for its subsequent success was the 120 Series, otherwise known as the Amazon. Now one of the best-known Volvo Amazon saloons (pictured) in the UK is back on the road to make its journey to Dorset Vintage … Continue reading

Rock star cars at CCA sale

  TWO cars previously owned by rock star royalty – the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb and Status Quo’s Francis Rossi – are being sold by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. The two models – a 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL and 1995 BMW E38 750iL – will make … Continue reading

Rowan returns with a ‘double act’

A 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema, owned by comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson, are being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale on February 24 & 25. It was only a few months ago when Silverstone Auctions successfully sold another car owned by Rowan, a limited … Continue reading

Subaru rally car for auction

A FORMIDABLE 1993 Subaru Legacy RS Group A rally car, driven by Ari Vatanen and Richard Burns, is one the first consignments for the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Competition car sale. The ex-Prodrive model – estimated at between £120,000 to £140,000 – is up for auction on Friday February 23 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire … Continue reading

Kia Sportage fastest selling used car in 2017

THE 2015 Kia Sportage was the fastest selling used car of 2017, according to data from Auto Trader. On average, it took just 24 days for the 2015 Sportage to sell. This is the second consecutive year the Sportage has topped the list, with the 2014 model taking the top spot in 2016. Kia marked … Continue reading

Strong results at Coys auctions

ROBUST results at Coys Autosport and Maastricht auctions indicate the classic car market remains stable and resilient with a positive outlook for the coming year. The international car auctioneers held simultaneous auctions at two of Europe’s most important shows, Autosport International in Birmingham (UK) and Interclassics in Maastricht (Holland). Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: … Continue reading

Motoring memories go on sale

A UNIQUE collection of motoring memorabilia is due to come under the auctioneer’s hammer at the next DVCA quarterly sale in March. Malcolm Palmer is a lifelong motorsport enthusiast, who became a technician engineer working on diverse competition cars such as the Tony Pond Mini Cooper and Lotus Cortina rally cars to Penske Indy Cars. … Continue reading

Over 1,100 classics at Brooklands

BROOKLANDS Museum celebrated the end of a record-breaking 2017 with an amazing turnout of 1,119 classics, sports and supercars and over 5,600 people at its New Year’s Day Classic Gathering. The event, believed to be the biggest January 1 classic meeting in the UK, lived up to its billing with a rich and varied display … Continue reading