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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

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

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

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

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