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100th Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘flat floor’ coupé going to auction

SILVERSTONE Auctions has confirmed that a significant Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé will be offered for auction at sale on May 19 at Silverstone racing circuit. This Jaguar E-Type is particularly special as it is believed to be the 100th E-Type fixed head coupé built, and has been given an auction estimate of £80,000 … Continue reading

English classics headline at Dorset auction

  WHETHER you like your transport pre-war or post-war, with two wheels or four, there’s something to suit all tastes at the next Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions sale. DVCA director Brian Chant has been busily gathering a superb mix for the event at Athelhampton House, near Dorchester, on June 7 with a broad appeal … Continue reading

Barn-find Bentley an auction highlight

AUCTIONEERS Coys are back in town with 50 classic and sports cars worth millions going under the hammer at their long-established Spring Classics sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on April 24. Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “Our Spring Classics auction has for decades been a prelude to motoring season. This year … 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

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

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

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