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« Respuesta #1425 en: 21 Noviembre 2018, 14:39:28 »

Christmas will come early for classic car fans at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) December Sale when a selection of Europe’s most popular classics will be auctioned on Saturday 1st December at the Warwickshire Event Centre (WEC).

Some of the UK’s favourite classics from the likes of BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo and Lotus are part of the catalogue of 152 ‘everyman’ classics for sale spanning 70 decades of automotive history.

“We may be in the process of leaving the EU but we still love our European cars!” comments Gary Dunne, auction manager, CCA. “The December Sale is our final sale of the year and we encourage car fans of all ages to come down and admire the classics on offer, as well as enjoy a mince pie and hot chocolate, with all the excitement of a live car auction.”

From the array of Germany’s finest marques at the sale, a superb condition 1990 BMW E30 M3 in festive Alpine White will headline the auction. The iconic high-performance, homologation special in left-hand drive, with plenty of ‘reindeer’ power, will be offered with an estimate of £35,000 to £40,000.

Also from Germany, a rare 1985 BMW M635 CSI (E24) in right-hand drive is estimated at £28,000 to £32,000. Meanwhile, Porsche fans will be spoilt for gift choices, from entry level examples to rarer collectibles. A 1994 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cabriolet, one of just 129 UK examples made, is estimated at £36,000 to £40,000, and an immaculate 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa, restored from the ground up, is estimated at £30,000 to £35,000.

“With over 150 amazing cars to choose from there’s always fantastic variety and quality at our sale, whether you’re looking for an investment, a project for the New Year, or a special Christmas gift for a loved one,” concludes Gary.

More exotic cars from the continent include an original condition 1972 Citroen SM, one of the most dramatically styled French sports cars, estimated at £25,000 to £30,000. A 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider (Duetto) in right-hand drive offering plenty of twin-cam, top-down dashing through the snow, is expected to reach £24,000 to £28,000.

From British soil, an impressive 2007 Noble M12 GTO 3.0 twin-turbo ideal for rapid present delivery, is expected to attract crowds guided at £30,000 to £35,000, and a fastidiously maintained 1996 Lotus Esprit V8 reading just 39,700 miles is expected to sell for between £28,000 and £32,000.

A special charity lot will also be a part of the sale; a 1970 Morris Minor 1000 998 Saloon which has been carefully stored for the last 35 years. Having covered just 3,200 miles, the British classic will be offered for sale at ‘no reserve’ with all proceeds, including commissions, to be donated to Safe Families for Children, Wales.

Viewing of all lots is available at the WEC on Friday 31st November from midday until 6pm and on the day of the auction from 9am to 11am. Bidding is available online via Proxibid, by attending the sale in person, by phone or by leaving a commission bid in advance.

For more information on the December Sale and to view the full lot list visit:

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« Respuesta #1426 en: 22 Noviembre 2018, 14:46:02 »

A 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina with an incredible race pedigree will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions in its debut appearance at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham on 12th January 2019.

As one of only three ‘Group 5’ works cars built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship, the collectible competition car was driven in period by some of the world’s most successful racing drivers, including Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jacky Ickx.

With incredible provenance and proven racing pedigree, the car will be offered at auction with an estimate of £180,000 to £200,000.

“We’re delighted to be offering this amazing Lotus Cortina at our inaugural Autosport International Sale,” comments Lionel Abbott, classic car specialist, Silverstone Auctions. “With its impressive history, it’s a fantastic addition to the sale catalogue and a sign of what’s to come.”

This Ford Lotus Cortina, registration number PHK 614D, was built in March 1966 and immediately assigned to none other than Formula 1 World Champion Jim Clark for use at a rain disrupted Oulton Park. It went on to be raced throughout the 1966 season by fellow Formula 1 drivers Peter Arundell and Jacky Ickx, who took the car to second in class in finishes at Snetterton, Goodwood and Silverstone.

In June 1966, the Lotus Cortina underwent an engine conversion by BRM to fuel injection before racing at the Grand Prix support race at Brands Hatch, where Sir John Whitmore achieved first in class, finishing in forth position overall. The car went on to achieve further podium positions and class wins in the hands of Peter Arundell at the Brands Hatch Guards International Meeting, at Oulton Park, and in the British Saloon Car Championship, taking Team Lotus to first place in the Lombank Entrants Trophy.

In 1967 the car appeared in its last works event, finishing its Team Lotus career on a high with World Champion Graham Hill taking it to first in class and second overall in the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch.

“Given its exceptional rarity, competition successes and association with World Champions, this amazing Lotus Cortina offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the most significant sports touring cars of the 1960s,” adds Lionel.

After eight more competitive finishes in 1967 and 1968, the car then spent many years in Africa until purchased by Cedric Selzar, Jim Clark’s race mechanic, and repatriated to the UK.

Today it presents in authentic condition following a sympathetic restoration, and still retains its original shell and all the period race modifications to the suspension and the engine.

It's accompanied by the V5, full details of its works competition history in 1966, 1967 and 1968 as well as a small number of spares.

To find out more about the 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina for auction and the Autosport International sale visit:


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« Respuesta #1427 en: 26 Noviembre 2018, 08:28:15 »

One of the highlights of FIVA’s annual General Assembly, held this year in Gibraltar, was the presentation of the FIVA Guide for responsible use of historic vehicles on today’s roads. It reminds owners and drivers of historic vehicles of the importance of caring for the environment, and for the safety of other road-users, when taking a trip in a historic vehicle.

Tiddo Bresters, FIVA’s Vice President for Legislation, comments, “FIVA is fully aware that the world of mobility and transport is changing. However, it is also deeply convinced that in times of rapid innovation in vehicle technology, the sight of historic vehicles in use on the roads – artefacts that demonstrate the designs, the skills and the cultures of past times – will continue to delight people all over the world.

“Not only does our new Guide address the more than a million and a half historic vehicle owners that FIVA represents, it will also help the authorities and institutions influential in road safety and the environment to recognise that historic vehicles have a place in the world’s future landscape – as they have had for so many decades in the past.”

With the publication of the new Guide, FIVA confirms its commitment to maintaining the high standards of road safety for which historic vehicle drivers are known – not least by the insurance industry. (Indeed, FIVA is a member of the European Road Safety Charter, which it joined almost 10 years ago.)

The Guide replaces earlier publications that expressed FIVA’s respect for these two essential concerns – the environment and the safety of other road-users – and FIVA’s member organisations in around 70 countries, across all continents, will be encouraged to actively distribute it.

The Guide, which has over 20 pages and is imaginatively illustrated by three women illustrators from three different countries, has been edited under the direction of FIVA’s Legislation Commission. The cover of the Guide (image available for publication) is inspired by an actual photograph taken by FIVA’s Tiddo Bresters in Heidelberg in 2018 – and it perfectly illustrates the joy of introducing future generations to our mobile heritage. It shows children displaying a natural curiosity in the unusual sight of a BMW Isetta – a motorcycle-engined microcar from the 1950s – and in the background the illustrator has added its modern equivalent, a brand-new electric microcar, the Microlino, inspired by the Isetta.


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« Respuesta #1428 en: 27 Noviembre 2018, 15:38:32 »

Lord Montagu will be waving off a festive convoy of over 100 VWs on Sunday 2nd December as they set off from Beaulieu to deliver Christmas presents to youngsters at the Piam Brown unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Scores of brightly coloured VW campers and cars will start their journey as Lord Montagu waves the chequered flag to start the New Forest VW Santa Run in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Laden with gifts from kind donations, drivers will be accompanied by motorcycle outriders as they head to the unit for children and teenagers with cancer and haematological disorders. In the fifth annual charity run convoy, they will take presents for youngsters as well as the hospital doctors and nurses.

Event organiser Phil Ashby said: “We are very excited about this year’s Santa Run and really looking forward to another great day. With increasing numbers each year, we are expecting at least as many VWs as last year and, as always, the decorations get more creative every year.”

VW drivers will get into the Christmas spirit by decorating their vehicles and themselves in festive attire, with Lord Montagu presenting prizes to the best-dressed van and best-dressed family. Look out for Rudolf, elves and even Father Christmas!

Beaulieu will continue its festive celebration as its first Christmas at Beaulieu light trail transforms the grounds of the attraction until December 24th. Explore the Fire Garden Cloister, then walk through a Tunnel of Light festooned by a canopy of over 100,000 twinkling pea-lights on the one-mile trail. See the dancing lights on the walls of Palace House, follow a path of giant icicle shards, enter the Meadow of Light with thousands of fibre optics and listen to the ‘singing’ tree finale. Catch a glimpse of Father Christmas and his elves on the veteran bus and enjoy traditional fairground rides, with marshmallows roasted on a fire pit. For tickets and details see     

From December 22nd to January 6th Beaulieu’s daytime visitors can enjoy a traditional Victorian Christmas in Palace House, joining the Montagu family, played by costumed actors, as they rehearse the pantomime Aladdin and prepare for Christmas and New Year festivities in 1889. Feel the warm glow of carols and punch by a roaring log fire, see traditional decorations and towering Christmas trees in every room, then talk to Lord Montagu’s cook and her kitchen maid as they


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« Respuesta #1429 en: 29 Noviembre 2018, 12:28:38 »

An incredibly rare Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 race car will be offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ inaugural Autosport International Sale at the NEC, Birmingham on 12th January.

One of only four racing versions in existence and the only example in Europe, the American muscle car has been raced competitively at top level events over the last decade, and will be offered at the auction with an estimate of £100,000 to £130,000.

“This car is not only exceptionally rare, it is a highly developed and extremely competitive car that is both beautifully prepared and expertly engineered,” comments Lionel Abbott, classic car specialist, Silverstone Auctions. “It’s one of the finest race cars in the auction and is sure to attract the eye of the many show goers at the fantastic Autosport International show.”

Built in 1965 in South Bend, Indiana, this particular example was later converted to a race car in the UK with no expense spared by renowned single seater experts Fortec Motorsport, with more recent works undertaken by historic saloon specialists, Richard Moore Racing.

Finished in White and configured in left-hand drive, it houses a freshly prepared Chevrolet V8 which is fully FIA compliant and produces circa 430 BHP. It runs to a minimum agreed weight of 1,200 kgs in the Masters series and is also rev limited to 7,000 RPM.

As the only racing Lark Daytona 500 in Europe, the car has been invited to compete at Goodwood five times over the last decade, gaining regular top finishes in the Pierpoint Cup, the Jack Sears Trophy and the St. Mary's Trophy. At the Goodwood Revival 2018, it qualified third overall and finished second overall in the St. Mary's Trophy celebrity race.

“This car is a ticket to compete at some of the most high profile historic races in the world. It is eligible for the 2019 Masters series as well as the 2019 HRDC Historic Touring Cars, Bernie's V8's and HSCC Touring Cars. It is also highly likely to receive further invitations to the various prestigious races at Goodwood, which is an incredible opportunity for any competitive racer,” concludes Lionel.

The car is accompanied by a host of comprehensive spares including 12 wheels and tyres, two limited slip differentials, spare body panels for front wings, doors, bonnet and boot (including moulds where appropriate) and many further assorted components.

To find out more about the 1965 Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 race car and the full lot list for the Silverstone Auctions Autosport International Sale visit


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« Respuesta #1430 en: 30 Noviembre 2018, 14:53:11 »

The festive season is fast approaching and tickets for what’s going to be an exceptionally merry 2019 Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) are the perfect Christmas present for family and friends.

Tickets to the Classic really are gifts that just keep on giving! Bringing great joy on receipt, then seven months of unbridled anticipation, before giving the lucky beneficiary an unforgettable experience at one of next summer’s premier fun-fuelled car-themed festivals.

Suiting all Yuletide pockets, a wide range of 2019 tickets are available from affordable stocking fillers to full hospitality packages for under the Christmas tree.

Making present buying even easier and more attractive, all tickets are available online with the bonus of significant Super Early Bird discounts if purchased now. Adding to the convenience and presentation, a bespoke Gift Certificate can be downloaded from for printing out and personalising all ready for giving on Christmas Day.

While the Classic boasts unrivalled on-track action packed with the world’s largest retro-racing grids, the massive three-day festival is also loaded with flat-out family fun to richly entertain all those lucky enough to be given tickets.

The cars are the stars at the Classic and in addition to the spectacular motor racing featuring more glorious and great sounding motor sport history than can be relished anywhere else on the planet, there will be record-breaking displays, epic parades of classic cars, and even the opportunity to buy a cherished model from yesteryear at the popular Silverstone Auctions sale.

There’s also plenty on offer for all ages with a vintage funfair, crazy golf, an Adrenaline Zone, rubber-burning action from the Streetcar Shootouts, air displays, a host of different interactive driving activities plus live rock music concerts.

Ensuring there are not any ‘batteries not included’ disappointments on the big day, all Classic tickets give access to both racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, the live music performances, air shows, vintage funfair rides and the vast majority of the epic family entertainment running alongside the non-stop on-track thrills.

“Half the fun of Christmas is finding wonderful and unusual presents that aren’t just quickly overlooked novelties,” said Silverstone Classic CEO, Nick Wigley. “Give someone Classic tickets and they’ll spend the next seven months dreaming about all the excitement that lies ahead. Then afterwards they’ll have some truly great memories of what’s going to be another unforgettable festival. The Classic is the gift that just keeps on giving!”

What’s more, those inspired to buy tickets before the end of December can take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer with savings of up to 22 per cent on Standard tickets – a big bonus for everyone seeking special Christmas presents.

Adult admission starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99 until the end of the year. Full details of all ticket prices – including Parc Fermé and Clubhouse hospitality packages, the RetroRun experience and camping – can be found on the website.


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« Respuesta #1431 en: 05 Diciembre 2018, 10:24:48 »

With over 90 entries spanning 10 decades and representing 29 different marques from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Austin to Vauxhall and Volkswagen, Barons’ Christmas Classic Sale at Sandown Park on December 11 may not be quite an A-Z of classic motoring but it is definitely a gift for classic car lovers.

The ‘star’ on the top of the Christmas entry list is the magnificent 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with an astonishing 25,700 miles on the clock, but there really is something for everyone and all budgets, from starter classics and family saloons to stylish 1920s and 30s machines and head-turning sports cars. Those looking for a top-condition classic have plenty to choose from, as do those with a yearning for a restoration project.

Rarities include the 1965 Reliant Scimitar SE4 GT Coupe 2.6 Ford Straight Six GT - one of less than 300 built - a 1968 Triumph TR250 in TR5 PI spec and a 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 V12, one of just 50 supplied in the UK.

The sale also includes a number of cherished registrations, for those who want to give a Christmas gift to their own car!

Viewing is from 3pm-7pm on Monday, December 10, and from 9am-1pm on Tuesday, December 11, with the sale starting at 1pm.

To view the full list of entries, please visit

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« Respuesta #1432 en: 05 Diciembre 2018, 14:48:07 »

Tickets are now on sale for the Concours of Elegance 2019 at Hampton Court Palace, winner of ‘Best Concours’ at the Historic Motoring Awards and ‘Best Consumer Show’ at the EN Indy Awards. A special ‘Earlybird’ ticket offer is available from now until the end of January, granting a full day weekend adult admission ticket for £25. Simply head to and enter ‘EARLYBIRDVIP’ at checkout.

The UK’s finest concours d’elegance event will return to the exquisite surroundings of Henry VIII’s former home from 6-8 September, bringing with it a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of spectacular vehicles.

The Concours of Elegance’s main display of around 60 vehicles will be the focal point of the event, telling the story of the motor car from the 1890s right through to the modern day. Picking out icons and rarities from the world’s most famous car brands, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce, the Concours of Elegance is a celebration of craftsmanship, luxury and innovation.

Alongside the main display will be a number of carefully curated features, celebrating some of the finest marques and coachbuilders in the world. A number of 2018’s features will also be returning, including the Royal Automobile Club Trophy – contested by winners of the nation’s best car clubs – and the Future Classics class. Last year’s Future Classics included the unique Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the one-of-seven Aston Martin Vantage V600 and the McLaren Senna chassis #001.

The 2019 event will cement Concours of Elegance’s global reputation for gathering the finest cars in the world in one of the UK’s most stunning settings; the Fountain Gardens of Hampton Court Palace. With the gracious support of Concours of Elegance patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, no other UK motoring event offers the same prestige or world-class quality of vehicles. Less than a third of the cars on display in the Main Concours will be based in the UK, offering visitors a rare chance to see vehicles traditionally housed in the States or throughout Europe.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said: “Plans are already well underway to create a Concours of Elegance to surpass all our previous events. Our Steering Committee of motoring experts has identified the cars worthy enough of a hallowed place within the Fountain Gardens, and we’re gearing up for a number of world-firsts in our special features. Add in a host of luxury partners, including our Presenting Partner, A. Lange & Söhne, and I’m certain that we’ve created an event that lives up to the incredibly high standards people expect from one of the world’s leading concours d’elegance events.”

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from £40, with the Earlybird ticket offer from £25 (simply enter EARLYBIRDVIP at checkout). Children under five and carers can enter free of charge. Visitors are also able to purchase bespoke hospitality packages, including VIP parking, three-course lunch, drinks reception and cream tea. To buy tickets head to:


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« Respuesta #1433 en: 05 Diciembre 2018, 14:48:33 »

With interest in classic cars growing every year and values of heritage models at an all-time high, Aston Martin Lagonda has pioneered a bold new plan: to future-proof these increasingly precious machines by creating the world’s first reversible EV powertrain conversion.

Conceived as an integral part of the company’s wider EV strategy, the Heritage electrification concept has been led by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell. Developed around a so-called “cassette” EV powertrain, the objective is to mitigate any future legislation to restrict the use of classic cars by offering a zero emissions conversion.

Using knowledge acquired by Aston Martin during the final phase development of the Rapide E and future planning of the all-new range of Lagondas, the Aston Martin Works’ Heritage EV conversion employs state-of-the-art thinking and technology. Production versions of the revolutionary EV cassette will include key components from the Rapide E programme.

The first car to receive the radical new EV powertrain is an original 1970 DB6 MkII Volante, which would have been originally hand-crafted at Newport Pagnell. Sitting on the original engine and gearbox mountings, the cassette is enclosed within its own self-contained cell. Umbilical cords from the power unit then feed the car’s electrical systems. Power management is operated via a dedicated screen, which is discreetly fitted to the car’s interior.

Given the historical significance of these collectors cars it’s vital any EV conversion is sympathetic to the integrity of the original car. The cassette system offers the perfect solution, offering owners the reassurance of knowing their car is future-proofed and socially responsible, yet still an authentic Aston Martin with the ability to reinstate its original powertrain if desired.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, said of the Heritage EV concept: “We are very aware of the environmental and social pressures that threaten to restrict the use of classic cars in the years to come. Our Second Century Plan not only encompasses our new and future models, but also protects our treasured heritage. I believe this not only makes Aston Martin unique, but a truly forward-thinking leader in this field.”

Paul Spires, President Aston Martin Works commented: “We have been looking for some time to find a way of protecting our customers’ long-term enjoyment of their cars. Driving a classic Aston Martin on pure EV power is a unique experience and one that will no doubt be extremely attractive to many owners, especially those who live in city centres. We also foresee collectors adding another dimension to their collection by commissioning EV-converted heritage cars.

Having handled the initial concept evaluation and build of the proof-of-concept DB6 Volante, Aston Martin Works will also be responsible for completing customer Heritage EV conversions, which are expected to commence in 2019.

A bold and progressive solution to a growing issue, the Heritage EV programme ensures Aston Martin’s glorious past also has a sustainable, bright and exciting future.


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« Respuesta #1434 en: 07 Diciembre 2018, 09:14:43 »

Next summer’s Silverstone Classic is now confirmed for the weekend of 26-28 July.

The date had already been announced but remained ‘provisional’ until Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, formally ratified its 2019 calendar at yesterday’s meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in St Petersburg.

With the British Grand Prix at Silverstone now rubber stamped for Sunday 14 July, the Silverstone Classic can officially take its traditional place in the calendar a fortnight after Formula One headlines at the home of British motor racing.

Coming at the start of the summer holidays, the hugely-popular three-day Classic is expecting another 100,000+ crowd, plus a star-studded line-up of drivers. What’s more, though tickets have been on sale since October, festival-goers who were waiting for a verified date can still take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer available until the end of December.

These Super Early Bird tickets offer significant savings of up to 22 per cent on standard tickets and adult admission currently starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99. Full details of all ticket prices – including Parc Fermé and Clubhouse hospitality packages, the RetroRun experience and camping – can be found on the website.

With the date for the dazzling three-day car-themed extravaganza now set in stone, full details of the on- and off-track family entertainment will be announced in the coming months – these include the full roster of spectacular races, record-breaking car club anniversaries plus news of a very special ‘rocking and racing’ live music celebration planned to span both Friday and Saturday evenings.

While the rocking and racing Silverstone Classic is renowned for its live music concerts as well as serving up an incredible array of great fun-fuelled activities, attractions and amusements for all ages, the stellar cars are always the glittering stars. The Classic sets the international gold standard when it comes to showcasing the cream of global retro racing action with more than 1,000 entries dating back to the glorious heydays of Formula One, GT, Touring and Sports cars.

Many of the regular crowd-pleasing 50+ car grids have already been confirmed along with a remarkable new single-seater celebration as historic Formula One, Formula Two and Formula Three races all feature on the same packed programme for the very first time at the Classic.

Other grids to have been announced include the HGPCA (Historic Grand Prix Cars Association) for Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars, The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (pre-63 GT), Masters Endurance Legends, the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sportscars plus the Transatlantic Touring Car Trophy. More stand-out races will be revealed soon, too!

In the meantime – and whetting appetites for next July – highlights of this year’s record-breaking Classic will be screened three times over Christmas on ITV4 at 06:00 on 24 December, 03:25 on 26 December and 06:10 on 29 December.

All the latest information on the 2019 Silverstone Classic is available on the event’s website and via its social media platforms.


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« Respuesta #1435 en: 07 Diciembre 2018, 09:15:06 »

One of only 52 right-hand drive UK supplied 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2s will be offered at auction when Silverstone Auctions makes its debut at the Autosport International Show on 12th January at the NEC, Birmingham.

The 365 GT was the quintessential 1960s Grand Tourer when it was launched at the Paris Salon de l’Automobile exhibition in October 1967. This beautiful 1970 model has been part of a highly exclusive private collection for the past 20 years and was recently featured in Auto Italia magazine (August 2018). The car has been given an estimate of £190,000 to £220,000.

“This beautiful, long-legged Ferrari offers drivers the complete sixties Italian Grand Touring experience,” says Joe Watts, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions. “Designed by Pininfarina, the 365 was the pinnacle of style and class during the 1960s, with performance to match thanks to its powerful engine and superb handling.”

Delivering 320bhp in its 365 GT incarnation, the well-proven 4.4 litre V12 engine is coupled to a five-speed gearbox and is capable of 0 to 60mph in just 7.0 seconds with a top speed of 150mph. It was also fitted with the latest state of the art, hydropneumatic self-levelling rear suspension by Koni, along with Girling ventilated disc brakes all round.

The Ferrari has been meticulously maintained throughout its life with the history file containing numerous invoices from marque specialists including Graypaul Ferrari, Neil Twyman and Maranello Concessionaires. The car recently received a thorough mechanical and engine overhaul at a cost of nearly £20,000, it was also repainted in its original Azzurro Hyperion which looks splendid and complements the unmarked Borrani wheels well. The interior reflects the high standard of the exterior, finished in blue leather with the original Nardi steering wheel.

“This matching-numbers car drives and performs as well as you’d expect and is certainly one of the best examples of its type available. This classic four-seater beauty offers a substantial opportunity over its two-seater stablemates from the 1960s,” concludes Joe.

The car is supplied with its original and very rare leather Ferrari wallet and handbook.

For more information on the 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 and the rest of the lots in the Autosport International Sale please visit:

Imagery courtesy of Auto Italia Magazine


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« Respuesta #1436 en: 07 Diciembre 2018, 09:15:27 »

Vauxhall will embark on an electric-focused technology drive, which will transform its range over the next two years at a similar rate to its first heady days as a car manufacturer at the start of the last century.

Two all-new models – next-generation versions of the Mokka X SUV and Vivaro van – will be fully electrified, and go in to production in 2020. Both vehicles have been sales hits for the Luton company in their current generations, with the Mokka X still making regular appearances in the UK’s top-ten bestsellers lists, six years after it was launched.

In addition, Vauxhall has announced that two more electrified vehicles – the Grandland X PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and the battery-electric, next-generation Corsa - will go on sale in the first half of 2019.

The Grandland X PHEV’s propulsion system will develop the equivalent of up to 300PS, and will come with e-All Wheel Drive technology. At the other end of the scale, the Corsa BEV will electrify what is arguably the UK’s best known automotive nameplate, with Vauxhall promising to bring the car to market at a competitive price.

As the UK’s oldest surviving British brand, Vauxhall is used to embracing new technology. It produced the world’s first sports car, and the UK’s first 100mph car. It made Britain’s first unitary construction car, and transformed the driving experience for thousands of motorists.

But only in its first seven years of car production – between 1903 and 1910 – did Vauxhall advance technologically at the same rate that it anticipates it will between now and 2025, thanks to electrification. In 1903, it produced the 5hp – a horseless carriage, steered by tiller, and driven by chain, from a single-cylinder, single-litre engine. By 1910, its new Prince Henry model, the world’s first sports car, could carry four adults in comfort and achieve a belting 65mph, thanks to its 3-litre engine, four-speed transmission – and it had a proper steering wheel. Progress of a different kind, for sure, but progress that has never been matched, until now…


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« Respuesta #1437 en: 07 Diciembre 2018, 14:53:56 »

Closing the events season in fine fashion, Bicester Heritage hosted its final Women in Motoring initiative of 2018, this time in conjunction with the Vintage Sports Car Club, in which a number of female enthusiasts were given the chance to truly experience the joys of vintage motoring. The event capped off a great year of Women in Motoring initiatives aiming to increase female engagement within historic motoring.

Bicester Heritage continues to support and encourage more women into our sport – be it participating in rallies, driving tests, trials, attending shows or just getting under the bonnet of vehicles, and has taken great pleasure in hosting a number of ‘Women in Motoring’ events throughout 2018. As the year draws to a close, the Vintage Sports Car Club Winter Driving Tests provided the perfect opportunity for such an event.

Ten women participated in an afternoon of vintage motoring, familiarising themselves with a selection of different vehicles, having the opportunity to drive and to navigate and finishing with timed tests. The participants had a range of experience behind the wheel but none had competed in driving tests in a vintage car prior to the event. Owners kindly loaned 5 vehicles ranging from a 1910 Overland to 1937 Riley 12/4 allowing participants to experience a range of vehicles and the idiosyncrasies of each one.

Offering an exceptional opportunity to learn, experience and enjoy such fine machines ensured a truly memorable day, with many new converts to the world of vintage motoring.

Georgia Peck, Director of Events, Vantage Media, said “The VSCC Winter Driving Tests – Women in Motoring event was by far one of the most enjoyable days of my year. I was warmly welcomed, as always, by the Bicester Heritage staff and made to feel completely at home from start to finish. The array of pre-war cars available to drive were equally as fantastic as their owners who had kindly let us use them for the day - it was an utter delight to be in their company and hear stories of the cars’ motoring history, dating back over 100 years in some cases! Thank you again to the Bicester Heritage team and VSCC car owners!”

Bicester Heritage wishes to thank the Vintage Sports Car Club and its members Mark Elder, Harry Fraser, Gilly Howard-Orchard, Guy Lachlan and Emily Fraser who kindly loaned cars and gave their full support to the event – bravely stepping into the back-seat of their own vehicles to help the drivers. Gilly Howard-Orchard, proud owner of the 1928 Austin Chummy used in the event, was full of praise for the initiative, saying “It was a huge pleasure to be part of the day and to see everyone being so hugely enthusiastic and loving being at the wheel of a vintage car for the first time. All grasped the idiosyncrasies of vintage driving in no time”.

Tiggy Atkinson, Bespoke Events Manager at Bicester Heritage, commented “It was a great pleasure to see our guests having so much fun and equally the owners enjoying sharing their passion with new recruits. The supportive yet competitive atmosphere was all that I had hoped it would be, with the women relishing the challenge. We are looking forward to having more fun in 2019.”

Bicester Heritage is already planning similar events to start in the Spring of 2019.


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Heroes of the 1960s will take centre stage at the eighth Castle Combe Autumn Classic, which is confirmed for Saturday 5 October.

The early details of the 2019 event include a celebration of 50 years of Formula Ford at the Wiltshire track, an all-Alfa Romeo race and displays to mark 60 years of Marcos.

First run in 2012, the Autumn Classic is now firmly established as a must-do date on the classic racing calendar and consistently delivers glorious racing from grids full of cars of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

The 2019 edition will celebrate a golden decade of motor racing, both nationally and internationally. As well as being the decade of flower power, Carnaby Street and the 1966 World Cup, the 1960s was a memorable time for British motor racing. Graham Hill, Jim Clark, John Surtees and Jackie Stewart were all World Champions as Lotus and BRM took on Ferrari.

Closer to home, the 1960s was the decade of Special Saloons, Modified Sports, Clubmans and Formula Ford and in 1969 the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship was created as the first circuit-based championship in British motor racing. The inaugural champion was Bryan Sharp (Merlyn Mk11) and 50 years of the circuit’s Formula Ford Championship will be celebrated next October.

Already confirmed for the event are three races from the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club, including the exciting new Classic Alfa Challenge. Many of the cars are from the 1960s, though the post-historic class allows cars from up to the 1980s to join the grid. The HRDC will bring two more grids, full to capacity with sports, GT and touring cars of the 1950s and 1960s.

The circuit’s heroes of the 1960s will be remembered, including saloon car racers like Vince Woodman, Brian Cutting, Geoff Mabbs and Richard Longman. Meanwhile, the 1968 season was notable as it heralded the arrival of Howard and Pat Strawford as officials for the South-Western Centre of the British Racing and Sports Car Club. By the mid-1970s, the Strawfords were running the circuit and fighting to keep it open.

It was in 1959 that the late Jem Marsh built the first Marcos sports car and the Autumn Classic will honour the 60th anniversary of one of Britain’s most successful and best-loved specialist car manufacturers. The company was based in Bradford-on-Avon and then Westbury and delivered race-winning cars and striking road cars for nearly half a century. With the support of the Marsh family, a huge gathering of Marcos cars will be a prime feature of the event.

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87 year-old Dorothy Peters enjoyed a literal drive down memory lane when Land Rover took her off-roading in one of the earliest Land Rovers in existence. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, the retired employee got to go off-road in the vehicle she worked with 70 years ago. The surprise day sparked a wave of emotional memories.

In July 1946 at the age of 15, Solihull-born Dorothy joined the service department at the Lode Lane factory working alongside the first Series Land Rovers to be built at the site. In June this year, Dorothy went to Land Rover’s 70th celebration event in Solihull, UK, with a photograph album of her time working at the plant. Little did she know that one particular picture would trigger a series of events that would reunite her with a very special Series Land Rover – number 16 off the production line.

The reunion was made possible by Mike Bishop, Land Rover Classic’s Reborn Engineering Specialist and heritage expert, who spotted an old photograph of Dorothy posing next to a car he now owned. It was at this point the Land Rover team decided to create an experience Dorothy would never forget.

Mike said: “Over the course of Land Rover Fest I was fortunate enough to talk to many enthusiasts and former employees. When I was approached by a very charming lady with some pictures of her time at Solihull, I had no idea we would share a special connection to ‘number 16’. Her enthusiasm for the company and this vehicle in particular was wonderful as was her surprise when she discovered I now owned the car! I knew instantly we needed to reunite them.”

Over the course of the following weeks the Land Rover team at Solihull worked with Dorothy’s daughter to create a day full of surprises, bringing her back to Solihull and back to the car she posed next to in the treasured photo 70 years earlier. The results were captured in a heart-warming film to mark the end of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary year.

Dorothy said: “I couldn’t believe the reaction to my pictures at the Festival in Solihull. I had no idea this one conversation would take me on a journey down memory lane and on the wonderful off-road track at Solihull.

“The opportunity to share this day with my daughter and granddaughters was a wonderful surprise and to see how different the factory is today was very special. It all felt like a dream and I won’t ever forget it.”

To complete the surprises, Dorothy and her friends were given a preview of the reunion film in a special screening at Dorothy’s retirement home.



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