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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

Good prices at Barons’ sale

  BARONS’ Christmas Classic Sale at Sandown Park saw a number of entries almost double estimate. They included a 1964 Jaguar Mk 3.8 saloon, which achieved £41,800 (estimate £22,000-£28,000), and a 1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0 ‘facelift’ model that was bought for £11,000 (estimate £4,500-£6,000). One hotly-contested lot was the ideal hot hatch – the 1989 … Continue reading

E-Type steals the show

  A TRULY outstanding 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster was the star of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ early winter sale. Fetching £110,000, the beautifully restored E-Type found a new home in Northamptonshire with a Jaguar collector. Bright weather drew in a full capacity crowd to Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, tempted by the … Continue reading

Strong demand for 1980s classics

  CLASSIC Car Auctions (CCA) closed the curtains on a record-breaking year at its December sale for a premium-inclusive total of £1.8 million. It was two 1980s Porsches that were the top sellers on the day. A 1989 911 Carrera Supersport (SSE) sold for £71,500, more than £11,000 over its lower estimate; meanwhile a 1985 … Continue reading

A line-up of classics with star appeal

CLASSIC cars belonging to personalities from the world of show business, politics and the military are going under the hammer at Coys’ True Greats auction on Tuesday December 5 at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. The cars include a 1949 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabriolet Saloon that belonged to Herman Holter, who fought in World War … Continue reading

160 classic cars for auction

  CLASSIC Car Auctions (CCA), will present 160 classic cars spanning 72 years of motoring history at its festive sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday December 2. Bidders will be spoilt for choice with the huge variety of quality ‘everyman’ classics on offer, including 17 BMWs, 14 Fords, 12 Mercedes-Benz, 11 Jaguars, eight … Continue reading

E-Type top of the sporting bill

DORSET Vintage and Classic Auctions’ sale on Thursday November 30 promises to offer an excellent line-up of classic cars. Held at the spectacular venue of Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, DT2 7LG, the sale will include some superb sporting motors. They include an outstanding 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster (£110,000 – £120,000); a beautifully … Continue reading

Tiger roars on to the scene

AN extremely rare, classic Hillman Avenger Tiger has been consigned by Classic Car Auctions to its sale on December 2 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. One of just 25 surviving examples worldwide from a limited production run of only 200 cars, the right-hand drive, manual Mk 1 is among the most sought-after classic cars around. … Continue reading

Rare Ferrari the top seller

BICESTER Heritage is celebrating the success of a hugely successful Brightwells Auctioneers event – the biggest auction to take place at the former RAF Bomber Training Station to date. The Oxfordshire site welcomed hundreds of visitors to the events space, Hangar 113, for their chance to bid on the 105 cars, with interested parties from … Continue reading

Rare Stutz Blackhawk the star performer

A 1985 Ferrari 328 GTS which has covered just over 1,000 miles in the past 26 years was the top seller at Barons’ sale at Sandown Park. The bright red ‘Prancing Horse’, which has covered fewer than 19,000 miles in total, sold for £71,500. The biggest bidding battle of the sale was for the gold … Continue reading