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Elton’s Ferrari Daytona heads for auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions will offer an exceptional 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona once owned by Sir Elton John at its classic sale on July 29-30 at Silverstone circuit. Delivered new in August 1972 through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, this confirmed matching numbers example is one of only 158 genuine right-hand drive vehicles supplied, finished in Rosso Chiaro with … Continue reading

Special Mini Cooper comes to auction

THE rarest of all flavours of the Mini Cooper S, a 970 S built in 1964, comes up for auction at the Silverstone Classic on July 29-30. A fine example of the homologation special created to qualify the Cooper S for the under-1000cc category in racing and rallying, the car presented by Silverstone Auctions is … Continue reading

Rowan Atkinson’s Defender for sale

A LIMITED edition 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage belonging to comedian Rowan Atkinson, will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone Classic festival on July 29-30. The special ‘Heritage’ edition is one of only 400 examples made as part of the Land Rover Defender Celebration Line, specially released to mark the … Continue reading

Brian May’s Jowett Javelin for auction

BARONS is amassing an impressive selection of high-end classic and collectable cars for its Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at Sandown Park on July 18. One unusual lot is a gold 1952 Jowett Javelin (above) – but one with a fascinating story. It was bought in 1982 by legendary guitarist Brian May of Queen fame, … Continue reading

Barn finds shine at Barons

A BRIGHT summer’s day brought the bidders out for Barons’ British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars sale at Sandown Park, where barn finds and pristine British classics were definitely in favour. Bidders keen for a new project competed over the 1971 Bristol 411 S2, the 1954 Jaguar XK140 (above), and the 1981 Morgan 4/4. This … Continue reading

Race team snap up classic E-Type

THERE was a full capacity crowd of enthusiasts and collectors at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, for Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions’ summer sale. The star of the show, the 1964 restoration project Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster, attracted bidders from Hong Kong, New York, the Swiss Alps and the UK; it was finally purchased … Continue reading

Award-winning Porsche 911 Turbo for auction

ONE of the finest examples of the iconic eighties Porsche 911 (930) Turbo goes under the hammer at the Silverstone Classic Sale on July 29-30. The meticulously restored multiple award-winning Porsche will be one of the highlights of the two-day auction which forms part of the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic, … Continue reading

Italian gems lined up for auction

  A pre-production 575MM Ferrari worth £200,000 and a 1926 Bugatti Type 37 worth £600,000 will be going under the hammer at Coys auctions at Fontwell House and Blenheim palace on June 29 and July 15 respectively. The 575MM will be offered at Coys auction in the gardens of Fontwell House, Sussex, a few miles … Continue reading

Lagonda leads entry for Barons’ sale

A RARE and handsome 1938 Lagonda LG6 (pictured) leads the entry for Barons’ British Heritage, Classic & Sports Cars sale at Sundown Park on June 13. This splendid machine, still bearing its original registration number FMA 52, has a memorable chassis number – 12345.  It featured in Autocar magazine’s Use Car Test Report in December … Continue reading

Downton-tuned 1966 Cooper comes to auction

AN original and exceedingly rare 1966 Austin Cooper 998, once ‘breathed on’ by the legendary Daniel Richmond at Downton Engineering, is attracting huge attention from classic Mini fans in the run-up to the Classic Car Auctions sale at  the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa, on June 10. After its purchase the Mini was sent … Continue reading