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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

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

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

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

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

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