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Restored Alfa Romeo Montreal returns to auction

AN exemplary 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal, previously sold by Silverstone Auctions in 2013, has emerged from a recent £28,000 restoration and will be offered for sale by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show with Discovery on Saturday and Sunday March 24-25. Having undergone a number of performance and … Continue reading

A classic braves the elements

ONE of the few vehicles braving the snow in Blandford this morning – and almost the only one that wasn’t a 4×4 – was this handsome 1968 Morris Oxford. They obviously bred them tough 50 years ago!  

A Mini adventure at Brooklands

THE Mini was once voted the Best British Car Ever and more than 1,000 examples of this evergreen icon will take the spotlight at the historic Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, at the annual Mini Day on March 25. Alongside the Austin and Morris Minis, visitors can expect to see all manner of variants and … Continue reading

Best of British to descend on Brooklands

BRITISH motoring history will be celebrated on Sunday March 4 when Brooklands Museum host their new event, British Marques Day. Building on the success of their popular annual Austin Morris Day, this event answers the call to create an event that encompasses the scores of vehicles that were made, driven and loved up and down … Continue reading

Suzulight – Suzuki’s very first car

BACK in 1954, Suzuki Motor Co Ltd was formed and Michio Suzuki designed and developed his first automobile with his young engineering team, many of whom were in their 20s. Using Suzuki’s ‘Yaramaika’ spirit, (translated as ‘Let’s do it’) Michio quickly began researching vehicles produced overseas, gaining a wealth of knowledge to build the first … Continue reading

Oldest XR3 among Barons’ rarities

BARONS has a fine range of classic cars on offer at its Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park on February 27, including the oldest Ford Escort XR3 in the UK (above). There is also an E-type restoration project and a host of other interesting cars, from high-end sports cars to starter classics, including a … Continue reading

Dragon’s race car goes to auction

A 1959 Austin A35 HRDC spec race car owned by former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis is being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Competition Car Sale on February 23. The historic A35 road car was fully built to the required HRDC Regulations in 2016 for the businessman. Since then the … Continue reading

Churchill’s Daimler takes a leading role

  IT is not often that a car can claim to have shaped history but the importance of a distinguished Daimler appearing on The Grand Avenue at the London Classic Car Show (February 15-18) should not be underestimated. It is not only the sole surviving pre-war DB18 Drophead Coupe but, more significantly, the car used … Continue reading

Astons to launch Beaulieu’s Simply season

BEAULIEU’S new events season gets off to a racing start as Simply Aston Martin celebrates one of Britain’s most revered motoring marques with an impressive display on Sunday April 8. Returning for its third year, the popular rally promises to gather together more than 300 Aston Martins in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. … Continue reading

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