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« Respuesta #1710 en: 19 Agosto 2019, 08:10:48 »

After the success of last months auction CCA are now gearing up for their next sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre on the 3rd October.

Early entries include a very rare 1970 Ford Capri Mk1 and a 1990 Lancia Delta Integrale and a 1988 Audi UR Quattro. But what do all these cars have in common? They all had successful competition siblings.

The Ford Capri is thought to be very special with possibly only 50 of these RS3100 left and originally built for homologation into European Touring Car Racing. This 1974 example is in what could be classified as show quality condition and suitable for any Concours where it has the potential to win. In the 1990s it underwent restoration with photographic evidence to show this and is finished in Modena Green with gold detailing around the power bulge and rear panel. With 48,000 warranted miles, loads of history including magazine articles and an estimate at £50,000 to £60,000 this is one good looking classic.

Our next lot is a Lancia Delta Integrale. Famous for its success in international rallying, Lancia won six constructor titles from 1987 to 1992 with the Delta. This original 1990 UK supplied example of the HF Integrale 8 valve, underwent a factory-approved conversion to right-hand drive, as there were only 50 right-hand drive factory cars built and none were imported to the UK. Presented in the classic Monza Red and with 56,000 miles, this Lancia had a full body off restoration in 2008. It also comes with lots of documentation and history with marques specialists. At £10,000 to £12,000 it would be a very welcome addition to your garage.

Audi is famed for its Quattro, four-wheel-drive systems and achieved huge success with their cars in international rallying with some of the most famous drivers. The desire for the road-going versions has always been strong and CCA have a very fine 1988 UR Quattro 10 valve. This original UK specification car has clearly been well cared for its five former owners who have covered 97,000 miles. Finished in Tornado Red and with the digital dashboard, this Audi has had £4,000 spent on it including the refurbishing of the original Ronal wheels. A fabulous looking car, estimated at £20,000 to £25,000, will certainly get enthusiasts fired up.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “These are three superb cars to get our October auction underway. All of them are very well represented and of high quality.”

“We will be building on the success of last month’s auction which had some fantastic interaction between the buyers and auction team to achieve great results.”

“We are looking forward to working with the vendors, so, if you are looking to sell your car, do get in touch with our friendly team who will help guide and advise you through the process.”

Classic Car Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

2019 Forthcoming Auctions
5th October - CCA October Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


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« Respuesta #1711 en: 20 Agosto 2019, 08:29:06 »

Beaulieu’s first Simply Mercedes exceeded all expectations with as many as 424 luxury cars making a magnificent line-up in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

A total of 845 rally participants enjoyed the luxury saloons, limousines, glamorous sports cars and rugged utility vehicles from the classy 1950s up to the latest models, in a rally on Sunday August 18th.

Beaulieu Events Co-ordinator Sophie Boyes said: “For Simply Mercedes’ first year, we had expected around 300 cars to join the show, so to have over 400 Mercedes' drive in to take part in the rally was astonishing. It was brilliant to see the event come together on the day and it far exceeded our expectations.”

Motor racing entrepreneur Jonathan Ashman joined a celebration of 40 years of the G-Class and G-Wagen at the event and talked to visitors about test driving the first right-hand-drive G-Wagens in the 1970s.

Classic Mercedes enthusiasts were treated to the rare sight of a W136 saloon with its pre-war styling, as well as the late 1950s W121, early 1960s W110 with its dramatic tail fins, glamorous 1960 190 SL Roadster and 1964 W113 ‘Pagoda’ drop-top.

Models from the 1970s, ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond were also well represented, from a subtly modified and lowered 1973 W114 coupe to immaculate examples of the 190E executive saloon, plus R107 and R129 roadsters and coupes.

The modern Mercedes on show included the jaw-dropping Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door super saloon, impressive Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster and CL500 grand tourer.

At the heart of the rally, Mercedes-Benz Club South Region turned many heads with a wide variety of its members’ prestigious cars.

Show-goers voted for their favourite Mercedes of the show in the People’s Choice Award with Stuart Haynes, from Worthing, winning with his incredible 1966 Mercedes 600 ‘Grosser’. One of the most iconic luxury vehicles of the 20th century, the huge metallic blue 600 impressed event-goers with its luxurious features.

Stuart said: “I always aspired to own one. In the five years that I’ve owned it, I have completely restored the car.” He was presented with a Beaulieu trophy and Autoglym car care pack by Beaulieu’s Financial Director Phil Johnson.

Also scoring highly were runners-up Keith Maiden, from Poole, and Lee Harvey, from Bournemouth.

Keith has owned his 2018 Mercedes G350 since it was new and personalised the 4x4 with the addition of a roof tent, camping kitchen gear and extra storage space. He said: “It always does everything with ease and is really versatile.”

Lee has owned his 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG for five months and in that time has fitted it with a K&N induction kit. He said: “I really love the car’s power and looks.” Both runners-up were presented with Autoglym prizes.

Simply Mercedes was Beaulieu’s ninth Simply rally this year and will be followed by Beaulieu’s final Simply event, Simply Smart on November 10th. For tickets and details of Beaulieu’s events calendar see


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« Respuesta #1712 en: 20 Agosto 2019, 08:29:34 »

Rally Round has launched its calendar of epic adventures for 2020 through to 2022, which includes three brand new rallies that journey to Mongolia, Ethiopia and the wilds of Alaska.

Rally Director Liz Wenman said: “The success of the Trans-Himalayan Adventure shows the sort of experience that these explorers are looking for in their cars. It doesn’t always need to be about hard competition and the quickest time. We have created a calendar which allows crews to visit the undiscovered in the most spectacular way.”

Kicking off 2020 is an opulent and luxurious tour of Rajasthan on the Maharajan Marathon in February, which will explore historic palaces and the most spectacular scenery over 18-days. This will be followed by a second adventure journeying up and over the Himalayas.

After the success of the inaugural Trans-Himalayan Adventure earlier this year, Rally Round will return to China, Tibet and Nepal for another 21-day expedition of tough terrain and high altitudes. Starting late April, highlights include the city of Lhasa, the lost Western Tibetan Kingdom of Guge, sacred Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp.

The following year starts with the inaugural Pure Mongolia, a three-week competitive event that explores the national parks, ancient rivers and vast desert of this stunning frontier. This is ideal for any rally crew who has previous competed on the Peking to Paris rally and wishes to spend more time in this beautiful country. A mix of competition will be on offer, but more focus will be given to the journey and camaraderie of the entrants.

Mongolia is followed in the autumn by the second Rally Round Africa, a luxury event which mixes opulent game drives with some mildly competitive driving. This rally is ideal for novices and couples looking to combine their driving with brilliant safaris.

The year ends with another brand-new event and a first for any international rally organiser as Rally Round heads to the incredible vastness and changing landscape of ancient Ethiopia.

Unexplored by many westerners, this is a unique rally across a stunning country of which most people only know from the horrific images of poverty historically shown to the world. Recently visited by the new Top Gear presenters in their new series opener, the route will not be for the faint hearted and like the Trans-Himalayan Adventure, will see enough competition in the terrain, elements and altitude.

In 2022, Rally Round will return to Japan for the second Samurai Challenge, having previously visited in 2017. Visiting in the spring when the famous cherry blossom will be in full bloom, this competitive rally also takes in the beautiful Japanese culture as well as a fantastic route through this interesting country.

In the autumn of that year, Rally Round will hold its third new epic adventure – Wild Alaska. Moving away from the more tourist areas, the route will explore the depths of Alaska and the Yukon. As well a route taking advantage of undiscovered roads, there will also be time for taking in the wildlife of this breath-taking region.

The rest of the Rally Round calendar will include a series of shorter events designed to encourage newcomers to the endurance rally scene along with dedicated training events held worldwide.

Rally Round offers amazing adventures all over the world, creating unique events that combine the passion for historic motoring with the adventure of global travel. Find out about future events on the Rally Round website -


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« Respuesta #1713 en: 20 Agosto 2019, 14:12:15 »

From Dresden to Leipzig: thousands of spectators are  expected to line the 580-kilometre route to cheer on the 200 vehicles at the 2019 Sachsen Classic, which is supported by Volkswagen. Volkswagen Classic lines up with five cars: the Karmann Ghia TC 145 (1970), Karmann Ghia Type  14  (1974), SP 2  (1974), Scirocco  I SL (1981)  and Passat  B2 CL Formula E (1983).

When it comes to automobiles, Saxony has a long tradition. The free state has also been home to the Volkswagen Group since the 1990s, with sites in Zwickau, Chemnitz, Dresden and Leipzig, as well as the ŠKODA brand in the neighbouring Czech Republic. As such, Volkswagen has supported the Sachsen Classic rally from the word go.

Participants and spectators at this event, which is a must for many vintage car enthusiast, can look forward to a spectacular automotive show: few other vintage rallies attract as many spectators from across Germany and offer such a diverse range of vehicles. This gives the rally its very own unique flair. The 17th edition of the Saxony Rally runs from Dresden to Leipzig – just short of 580 kilometres through attractive regions including Saxon Switzerland, the Ore Mountains, and Saxony’s castle and heathland region. Only automobiles of  historic and cultural value that were built before 1976, and selected “Youngtimers” from up to 1999, are permitted to enter the regularity rally.

Brazilian beauties and sports cars in Saxony
Volkswagen Classic lines up with five special coupes: with its unmistakable design, the 1974 Volkswagen SP 2 is still truly an exotic beast on German streets – and that despite over 11,000 of this model being built. This is because the SP 2 was only produced in Brazil. The Karmann Ghia TC 145 was also intended exclusively for the Brazilian market: the 2+2 seat hatchback coupe with a large tailgate was built at Karmann Ghia do Brasil in 1970. The Brazilians are accompanied by another air-cooled classic: a Karmann Ghia Type 14 Coupé from 1974 with a rare Saturn Yellow Metallic paintjob.

Two water-cooled Volkswagen from the 80s complete the selection of coupes: the Scirocco I SL from 1981, a special edition with sporty aluminium rims, front spoiler and foil decors, and the Passat B2 CL Formula The “E” stands for “Economy” and the car was available with a fuel- saving start-stop system – even back in 1983.

Currywurst and a unique ice cream van greet participants at the finish
Another two, rather different, classics will be on hand to provide culinary delights: the Volkswagen Currywurst Van and the Volkswagen Classic Ice Cream Van offer taste sensations in period style. The two Volkswagen T2 food trucks can be found at the finish, at Simonsplatz in Leipzig, on Saturday.

Those interested an also check out live impressions from the rally on the social media channels of Volkswagen Classic, on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Volkswagen brand: “We make the future real”
Volkswagen Passenger Cars operates in more than 150 markets worldwide and produces vehicles at more than 50 locations in 14 countries. In 2018, Volkswagen produced around 6.2 million vehicles, including bestsellers such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta and Passat. Volkswagen has a current workforce of 198,000 employees around the globe. Added to this are more than 7,700 dealerships with 74,000 employees.

Volkswagen is forging ahead consistently with the further development of automobile production. Electric mobility, smart mobility and digital transformation of the brand are the key strategic issues for the future.


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« Respuesta #1714 en: 21 Agosto 2019, 15:04:11 »

A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona formerly owned by Sir Elton John is returning to market at Silverstone Auctions sale of Ferraris and Porsches at the Dallas Burston Polo Club on the 21st September.

Registered new on the 3rd August 1972 by Maranello Concessionaires, the documents show that Sir Elton John, who has an enviable car collection of some of the finest classic cars, owned this stunning Daytona from 1973 to 1975, purchasing the car off the back of the success of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and among the first Ferraris owned by the rock star at the start of his music career.

This is one of only 158 genuine right-hand-drive UK-supplied Daytonas and finished in the glorious colour combination of Rosso Chiaro, with the interior in factory specified Black VM8500 Connolly Vaumol hide, which was re-trimmed in 2017.

The 365 GTB/4 Daytona gained its nickname from Ferrari’s dominant clean sweep of the podium in the 1967 Daytona 24 hour race, even though this car was designed as a road-going grand tourer, it gained considerable success in racing.

This Daytona has an excellent history file with the factory build sheets, order forms, every Ferrari service and receipt, including every MOT certificate to confirm its indicated 82,000 miles.

This is a great opportunity to own a fabulous Ferrari with rock and roll heritage and owned since by Ferrari Owners’ Club members and one previous owner who had the car for 16 years and maintained it regardless of cost. This car has been cherished to keep it in such wonderful condition.

This matching numbers car with known ownership from new, was formerly sold by Silverstone Auctions two years ago and is now being offered by the deceased’s estate at the Sale of Ferraris on the 21st September. Offered at £425,000 to £475,000 this is one of the finest and competitively guided for sale.

Arwel Richards, Silverstone Auctions Classic Car Specialist commented: "We have sold a number of cars that have been owned by Sir Elton John, including a 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed directly from his personal collection."

“Sir Elton John famously has a long affinity with Ferrari, having owned several range-topping V12 models that included a 365 BB, Testarossa and 512 TR over the years. It is believed this Daytona was his first Ferrari, buying it at the age of 26 in 1973 and keeping it until 1975, parked alongside his 1974 Ferrari 365 Berlinetta Boxer."

"The history file is exceptionally detailed and is a testament to the care of the previous owners in collating the car's file as much as caring for the car's condition for 47 years. We had the honour of selling the car in 2017 and it was bought by a young collector, Mr Harris, with the car stabled among his 1974 Ferrari 264 Dino, 1991 Ferrari Testarossa and several Porsches. Sadly Mr Harris died this year and we are offering the car on the behalf of his family."

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Sale of Ferraris and Porsche auction and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car.

Friday the 20th September will be a viewing day from 1pm to 6pm with the auction of automobilia and cars on the Saturday 21st September from 9am.


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« Respuesta #1715 en: 21 Agosto 2019, 15:04:57 »

The world’s first production minivan – the stunning art deco-inspired 1936 Stout Scarab will be on display at this year’s Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. With only nine in existence, the Scarab was the brainchild of journalist and automotive & aviation engineer William Bushnell Stout. Inspired by ‘futurist’ author, architect and designer Buckminster Fuller and his tear-drop creation: the Dymaxion, Stout envisaged the Scarab to be a 100-a-year production phenomenon in an age of uninspiring automotive design.

Unfortunately for Stout, the time-consuming coach-work and $5,000 price tag (almost $100,000 today) meant that the idea never gained the traction needed to become a success, and the Scarab dream died after just nine were completed. Fortunately for the Concours of Elegance, the Scarab is now an incredibly rare, art deco-inspired, coach-built masterpiece that perfectly encompasses the spirit of the show. The most spectacular stories, the most astonishing design and the finest craftsmanship on offer in the automotive world.

This particular Stout Scarab is also at the centre of a war-time legend; it was said to be the scene of a meeting between General Eisenhower and Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War. Throughout the 1950s it was then used by a circus owner, keeping monkeys in the car while they toured the continent. It was then sold on to a French industrial designer who had the vehicle placed in a museum in Reims. The current owners had the vehicle restored in 2001 and have kept it in top condition ever since.

This museum-worthy creation is a fantastic addition to the Concours of Elegance, joining some of the world’s rarest and unique automobiles in the stunning gardens of Hampton Court. Featuring alongside a display of one of every Aston Martin Zagato variant, a collection of the most important vehicles in Bentley’s 100-year history, and the most significant Ferrari in existence, the Stout Scarab brings an extra dash of style, rarity and intrigue to the UK’s most coveted concours event.

Andrew Evans, Concours of Elegance Director, said:“Our event is an oasis of the rarest Ferraris, Bugattis, Rolls-Royces, Maseratis and more. But in amongst the sea of motoring legends, visitors often find a truly special outlier – as worthy of its place in the line-up as any other, but without the big-name recognition. This year, the Scarab will undoubtedly be that car; not only is it beautiful, but it’s rare and relatively unknown. You can bet once you’ve seen it at Hampton Court Palace, most visitors will never see another Scarab.”

Adult tickets for this year’s Concours of Elegance start from £40, with children under five and carers entering 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 #1716 en: 22 Agosto 2019, 08:11:11 »

The 1000 Miglia srl launched the “Spirit of 1000 Miglia” awards during the Monterey Car Week in California.  The awards were presented throughout the week to owners of the types of cars that took part in the original race from 1927 to 1957 and exemplify the racing “Spirt of 1000 Miglia.”  Each of the beautiful medallions is numbered and registered in the 1000 Miglia archives along with important details of the vehicle.

Alberto Piantoni, CEO of the 1000 Miglia srl commented, “The awards are a great way for us to celebrate with owners the unique cars of the 1000 Miglia when and where we see them – whether on the street, in the paddock or on the show field.  We look forward to continuing the awards program at many other events we attend around the world. The 2019 Monterey Car Week was a truly fantastic start with first thirteen vehicles we selected.”

Below are the details of the first thirteen “Spirit of 1000 Miglia” awards presented by Alberto Piantoni, CEO and Francesca Parolin, Director Generale of the 1000 Miglia srl:

No. 1   
1952 O.S.C.A. MT4 1100 Berlinetta Vignale owned by Phil White. This race car, built by the Maserati brothers’ O.S.C.A. company, features a radical and one-of-a-kind Vignale body that finished 17th overall and 1st in class at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans race.   

No. 2   
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet owned by Leo and Lisa Schigiel.  This previous best of show winning car is the short wheelbase version of the Alfa Romeo 2.5-liter cabriolet with body and jewel-like interior designed by Pinin Farina.

No. 3   
1952 Jaguar C-Type owned by Fred Bolander.  This race car was sold new in the USA where it was raced by a number of drivers including World Champion Phil Hill in his victory at the 1953 Lone Star 200 race.   

No. 4   
1954 Siata 200 CS Balbo Coupé owned by Walter Eisenstark.  This very rare Italian car has been in the Eisenstark family since 1959. It is shown here in the original blue color that was recently found during restoration.     

No. 5   
1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spyder Vignale owned by Michael and Katharina Leventhal

This fabulous Ferrari is the sister car to the 1953 1000 Miglia winner driven by Marzotto and Crosara.  It features American racing colors (white with blue) and was raced in the U.S. by Bill Spear in 1953 and 1954.

No. 6   
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato owned by Paul Gould.

This car was driven in the 2017 1000 Miglia by Paul Gould and Bill Warner, Chairman of the Amelia Island Coucours.  The car was on hand as part of the Zagato Cento (100th anniversary) special celebration.             

No. 7   
1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupé owned by David and Jody Smith.

This elegant and sports car features beautiful coachwork by Zagato and was also on hand as part of the Zagato Cento(100th anniversary) special celebration.         

No. 8   
1953 Fiat 8V Zagato Coupé owned by Irv Kessler.

This car is a 2-liter V8 (or Otto Vu) Fiat bodied by Zagato.  The aerodynamic shape and lightweight aluminum coachwork were hallmarks of the Zagato gran tour style.         

No. 9   
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato owned by David Sydorick.

This car is one of just five Ferrari 250s bodied by Zagato and perhaps most beautiful GT cars of the 1950s.

No. 10 
1954 Fiat 8V Elaborata Zagato Coupé owned by Johan and Anhild Lont.

This car is a rare Zagato bodied version close to the original Fiat.  The 8V Elaboratas where the first Zagato coupés to feature the signature double bubble roofline to increase headroom.           

No. 11 
1956 Maserati 300 S owned by Rob Walton.

This car started life as a Maserati factory team car raced by Joachim Bonnier and Francisco Godia Sales in the 1956 Swedish Grand Prix.

No. 12 
1956 Jaguar D-Type owned by Chris McCallister.

This car was part of the famed Scottish Ecurie Ecosse team.  Jaguar C-Types were amazing advanced for their time and were driven to victory in the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Le Mans 24-hours races.

No. 13 
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS owned by Joe Hurwich

This car is an example of the lightweight superleggera coachwork by Touring on the Alfa Romeo 1900.  This car was a participant in the 2018 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA.

Director Generale, Francesca Parolin concluded by saying “It’s a real honor for us at the 1000 Miglia organization to recognize these cars as works or automotive works of art that express the Spirt of 1000 Miglia which is one of the worlds largest motoring events and has been called – the most beautiful race in the world.”


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« Respuesta #1717 en: 23 Agosto 2019, 13:51:05 »

Silverstone Auctions dedicated Ferrari and Porsche sale just got even better with two incredible cars consigned to their sale on the 21st September.

The one day sale features and automobilia auction at 10.30 with marque related items and then two car auctions with Ferrari starting at 12.30 and the Porsche sale at 2.30.

In the Porsche sale, Silverstone Auctions have a menacing looking Porsche Carrera GT finished in Bassalt Black and a matching black interior and just 4,300 miles on the clock as one of their headline cars.

The Carrera GT was an exclusive run of just 1270 cars fitted with a 5.5-litre V10 engine, which was originally designed for the race track, first in Formula One and then Sportscars but due to cancelled projects, it found its way into the Carrera GT.

This particular 2005 car was a German delivered example and then spent the majority of its life in Italy where it was serviced by Pavoda Porsche. It comes with the full carbon pack, £8,000 Porsche luggage set and full-body paint protection.

Estimated at £600,000 to £650,000 the car was UK registered in 2018 and has been serviced by Porsche Reading and comes with a full-service history.

The Ferrari 512 BB was launched in 1976 at the Paris Show equipped with the 5.0 litre 12-cylinder boxer engine, hence the model name 512 and the BB referring to Berlinetta Boxer. Just 929 of these cars were made until it was replaced in 1981. Out of these 929 cars only 101 were right-hand-drive and Silverstone Auctions are delighted to be offering this superb example which is one of those 101.

Finished in the classic colour combination of Rosso over Nero with a Nero hide upholstery this 1977 model has been in private ownership since 2012 and has covered just 33,500 miles. Estimated at £190,000 to £220,000 this lovely BB comes with its original order form, sales brochure, book pack and service book.

Harry Whale auction manager for Silverstone Auctions commented: "These are two fabulous cars for our Sale of Ferraris and Porsche. Both of them are special in their own right.”

“The Carrera GT is particularly special with the V10 engine. Who knows if Porsche will ever produce an engine like this again, so this presents a superb opportunity for someone to own one of these exceptional hypercars.”

“Both the Ferrari BB and the Porsche are in a condition that would be hard to match with such low mileage in the current market.”

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Sale of Ferraris and Porsche auction and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and the team would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car.

Friday the 20th September will be a viewing day from 1pm to 5pm.

On Saturday 21st September the auction starts with automobilia at 10.30, followed by the Ferrari sale at 12.30 and Porsche at 2.30.


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« Respuesta #1718 en: 23 Agosto 2019, 13:51:32 »

Classic Car Auctions are offering four fabulous open-top sports cars in their forthcoming auction on the 5th October at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Whether it is a Porsche, Jaguar, Audi or a BMW that is your chosen marque, these four superb cars will offer some great wind in your hair motoring.

The Porsche 911 is a 2003 Carrera C4 Tiptronic S in excellent condition and superbly maintained. With just 36,000 miles on the clock and supported by a comprehensive history file, this is a well-maintained low mileage Porsche. Presented in Lapis Blue with a Graphite Grey full ruffled interior this car is sensibly guided at £23,000 to £28,000 to maximise its full potential.

Launched in 1996 to replace the XJS, the Jaguar XK8 range was joined by the more powerful XKR in 1998. In 2002 the XKR received the 4.2-litre engine along with further revisions. BY 2006 the last of the X100 cars were produced with Stratstone Mayfair purchasing the remaining 30 cars and creating with Jaguar the StratstoneEdition. This particular 2006 model is one of just 14 of these 30 cars that were convertibles and is a very highly specified car. With just two-family owners since 2007, 86,000 miles, this is a very desirable limited-edition car at £16,000 to £20,000 and will be very sought after by collectors and Jaguar enthusiasts.

The Audi 80 Cabriolet introduced in the early 1990s was Audis first soft-top, which soon gained a reputation for being one of the classiest ways to travel if you wanted open-top motoring for four people. CCA have a stunning 1995 80 Cabriolet presented in red with a grey leather interior. With three owners from new and an incredible 33,000 miles on the clock, this 2.6 V6 open-top powerhouse at £6,000 to £8,000 will make a fabulous purchase.

Our next four-seater drop-top is the 2004 BMW 330Ci Sport with the Individual Package. Presented in the very desirable Estoril Blue with a soft grey leather interior, extras include the Xenon headlights, heated seats and a Harmon Kardon stereo. With just three former keepers from new and 60,000 miles on the clock, this BMW is estimated at £5,000 to £7,000 and comes with an MOT until June 2020 and a recent service was undertaken in August this year.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “We have some really superb cars being consigned and these are four cracking open top sports cars. The Audi 80 is lovely and very striking in red and the Jaguar is a very special car and will generate a lot of interest.”

Classic Car Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and the team would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

2019 Forthcoming Auctions

5th October - CCA October Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


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« Respuesta #1719 en: 27 Agosto 2019, 14:41:28 »

 When Enzo Ferrari began producing exciting and stylish sports cars under his own name and famous ‘prancing horse’ logo in the late 1940s, he immediately identified the United States as a key potential and profitable market, creating some models specifically for his new affluent American clients.

Four exceptional examples of these rare, beautiful, collectable and highly-prized American-inspired Ferraris will grace the grounds of Blenheim Palace with a dedicated ‘Ferrari Americas’ class in this year’s Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance.

To help whet the appetite of all automotive enthusiasts and ‘Tifosi’ ahead of their display at Salon Privé, the quartet of American-influenced Ferraris will consist of a pair of early 1950s 342 Americas, plus a mid-1960s Ferrari 500 Superfast and 365 California Spider.

At the time of production, the 342 America was Ferrari’s top-end grand touring model, and the forerunner to the 375 America series, the ultra-luxurious and powerful GTs for Ferrari’s wealthiest and most prestigious customers.

Only six 342 Americas were built, Salon Privé gathering two together; one being the first of only three cabriolets made - and the only one bodied by Carrozzeria Vignale – with the second example being the 1953 Geneva Motor Show car, which was built to be used as a rally car (being entered into the Rallye Soleil-Cannes) with a high performance engine, an extra-large fuel tank, and even a rally timer!

Fast forward to the mid-1960s and examples of Ferrari’s rare and luxurious 500 Superfast flagship coupé being presented at Salon Privé were bought by the elite ‘Jet Set’ and celebrities, contemporary owners of the Superfast included Peter Sellers, The Aga Khan, Gunter Sachs and the Shah of Persia. The 500 Superfast at Salon Privé will be the very last of just 36 examples built, and one of only two ‘Series 2’ RHD cars made.

Finishing off the extraordinary quartet of ‘Ferrari Americas’ appearing at Salon Privé will be a 1967 365 California Spider delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors in the USA; this car being one of an elite group of only 14 examples produced between 1966 and 1967. As a total package, the 365 California was designed to appeal to Ferrari’s premium customers who demanded a more exclusive and striking style of grand touring coachwork.

These four Ferraris will join other classic examples of Maranello’s finest models, as well as the rarest models from 18 other marques, all participating in the 2019 Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance at Blenheim Palace on Thursday 5th September.

Salon Privé Concours Chairman, Andrew Bagley commented, “Built during the 50s and 60s for the US market, the Ferrari Americas are a collection of the most desirable V12 models, and we’re thrilled to be presenting 4 of them at this year’s Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance by Chubb Insurance. All built as top-end Grand Tourers with the largest V12 engines, they represent some of the rarest models ever to come out of Maranello.”

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« Respuesta #1720 en: 28 Agosto 2019, 10:38:09 »

The 10th E-type Series 1 4.2 to ever roll off the Jaguar production line has now undergone a full nut and bolt restoration at the hands of one of Britain’s leading E-type specialists. E-Type UK discovered what is believed to be the 10th Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC ever built, lost in the shrubbery of a Gloucestershire estate. The team has now delivered the fully-restored motoring icon to its proud new owner.

After this incredible matching numbers 1964 E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC was unceremoniously dragged from the forest undergrowth, a total re-build commenced at the workshops of E-Type UK. With much of the car having sat open to the elements for the best part of three decades, the entirety of the vehicle’s body was unsalvageable. However, this very special Jaguar was discovered with completely original, matching numbers running gear and suspension units - maintaining its incredibly significant identity. E-Type UK felt duty-bound to uphold the great history of this iconic sportscar, and went about the complex task of putting it on the road once again.

The mission ahead was momentous; everything aside from the original log book, running-gear and IRS had to be sourced or hand-crafted. So, while the team searched for a period-correct floor pan and front and rear bulkheads, the in-house body shop set about the panels, assembling them using a specialist body alignment jig. The roof and tailgate also needed to be sourced, and carefully attached to a new set of specially fabricated inner and outer C post panels.

With the body shell and iconic 60’s lines and gaps perfected, this incredibly significant E-type was handed on to the paint team for a stunning coat of Opalescent Silver Grey. To achieve the perfect finish the car was subjected to 60 hours of polishing - the only way to truly appreciate the quality of the new paint finish. The interior has also been updated, with completely new electronics, dashboard, black leather seats, dials and pedal box – all sourced or hand-crafted by the in-house team.

As would be expected, most of the engine components were unusable, but some parts were salvaged in the hope of keeping as much of the car’s wonderful character as possible. The original cam covers and cylinder head have been painstakingly machine-polished – certainly to a higher quality than the car left the Coventry factory some half a century ago. The powertrain has also been fitted with an uprated stainless-steel sports exhaust with tubular manifolds, creating a beautiful 4.2-litre symphony from beneath the iconic sweeping bonnet.

With the extent of work required to make this classic drive once more, and the number of components needing replacement, it gave its new custodian the freedom to upgrade certain aspects of the car to suit modern-day driving. An upgraded fast road specification with high-lift cams, a balanced and lightened crank and a 5-speed gearbox make this 60’s icon a marvel for modern roads. Now running and driving, what may be the 10th Series 1 E-type 4.2 RHD FHC off the production line has not only been brought back to life, but is now looking and performing better than ever.

E-Type UK Founder, Marcus Holland commented: “We are incredibly proud and privileged to have been given the opportunity to complete a full restoration of the 10th Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC to come off the production line. This historic sportscar certainly came with its own unique challenges, bringing out the best from our in-house team through the extent and quality of the work required. We have seen and completed a number of ‘Bush-Find’ restorations, but this must be one of the most significant E-Type UK has ever undertaken. Learning of its wonderful history, and being able to restore another Jaguar classic to its former glory has been a pleasure. It is now back on Britain’s roads, upholding the incredible legacy of the E-type and ready to be enjoyed for the first time in over thirty years.”


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« Respuesta #1721 en: 28 Agosto 2019, 15:41:34 »

Bentley’s centenary celebrations are set to continue next week at the prestigious Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance at Blenheim Palace, with a series of debuts, events and announcements that make Bentley the stand-out marque at this year’s event.

The 1938 Bentley Corniche – once thought lost to time but recently completely restored from ruins by Bentley Mulliner – will make its global debut on the first day of Salon Privé on Thursday 5th September. The Corniche is a truly special Bentley – one of one, and the missing link in Bentley’s design DNA between the famous Bentley Embiricos of 1935 and the R-Type Continental of 1952 – cars which still inspire the modern day Continental GT. The finished car will make its debut as the highlight of the Thursday morning press conference at Salon Privé, before joining the Concours field.

Making its UK public debut on Thursday will be the EXP 100 GT – Bentley’s vision of the future in concept car form, looking forward 15 years to the Bentley of 2035. Combining extraordinary technology, breath-taking sculptural design and a selection of sustainable materials, the EXP 100 GT is an embodiment of the future of luxury mobility. It will appear on a dedicated stage on the North Lawn from Thursday to Saturday.

Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, will spend Saturday as part of a team of adjudicators judging more than 50 Bentleys from across history in the Salon Privé Bentley Masters. Bentley’s own EXP2 – the oldest Bentley in the world – will feature alongside an array of pre- and post-war Bentleys. That evening the Bentley Drivers’ Club will hold a Gala Dinner in Blenheim Palace itself, hosting Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales & Marketing, Chris Craft.

Sunday is the climax of the event, with the Bentley Drivers’ Club holding their Annual Rally on-site by special permission of the Salon Privé organisers. More than 1,000 Bentleys will travel to Blenheim Palace from across the country, and in so doing will set a new World Record for the largest gathering of Bentleys in history. From the earliest 3 Litre models to the very latest third-generation Continental GT Convertible, the gathering will be a stunning visual representation of the development of Bentley over the last century.

EXP 100 GT will then make its way to the South Lawn of the event, where it will join the 1929 4½ litre Team Blower, the Corniche and nine other key Bentleys from across the last 100 years to form ‘The Magnificent Dozen’ – the final feature celebrating the brand’s centenary.

Throughout the event, a Bentley retailer stand will also showcase the very latest Bentley models, including the all-new Flying Spur, Bentayga Hybrid and new Continental GT V8. Other iconic cars travelling from the Crewe factory to appear on the North and South lawns include the Le Mans-winning 2003 Speed 8, W.O. Bentley’s own 8-Litre and the Pikes Peak Bentayga.


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« Respuesta #1722 en: 29 Agosto 2019, 14:46:10 »

A resurrected 1954 Wolseley 4/44 that has been unused for 30 years is to be driven all the way from Sweden to take part in a special Golden Oldies display at Beaulieu’s International Autojumble on September 7th & 8th.

The Wolseley is one of more than 50 pre-1970 classic cars that have already been booked for the display, which will celebrate the golden age of motoring in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

Sold new in Sweden but off the road for three decades, it has been renovated by Nostalgia Magazine and is ready to tackle the gruelling trek across Europe. With rust repairs completed and brakes and carburettor rebuilt, the charming British classic saloon car has been given a full service ready to motor back to the country where it was originally built.

The diverse Golden Oldies line-up is part of the weekend’s award-winning International Autojumble, with more than 2,000 stands packed with classic car spares, motoring books and automobilia.

Sure to turn heads in the display is a powerful 1922 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre with a remarkable racing and wartime past. It competed at prestigious motorsport venues including Shelsley Walsh, Brooklands and Le Mans during the 1920s and ’30s and was converted into an auxiliary fire engine during WWII. With its fire-fighting gear removed in peacetime, it is a fine example of the legendary pre-war sports car.

Also taking part are sports cars including a 1969 Marcos 3-litre, 1927 Delage DMS, 1959 Ashley Special and 1969 Mercedes 280SL, joined by luxury classics including a 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, 1928 Cadillac LaSalle 7-seater luxury sedan and 1969 Daimler V8 250. More down-to-earth is a 1952 Land Rover Series I, which was originally used by the RAF on airfields for towing gliders, a 1928 Austin Seven Chummy, 1943 Morris Z van, 1966 Sunbeam Rapier Series V, rare 1966 Vauxhall Viva HA SL and a once-common 1963 Ford Consul Cortina Mk1.

Owners who would like to take part in the display with their pre-1970 vehicles and enjoy a complimentary weekend of event bargain-hunting should get in touch with the Beaulieu events team to be considered – entries must be pre-booked and places are limited. Show entry is free for accepted vehicles and successful owners will receive a pair of three-day entry wristbands. Visit or call 01590 614614 for details on how to apply.

Another show highlight is the Bonhams auction on Saturday September 7th, which will see a 1927 Rolls-Royce originally owned by King Edward VIII, 1952 Rover from All Creatures Great and Small and 1908 Napier from Downton Abbey go under the hammer. Admission to the Bonhams sale room is by catalogue only. To register in advance see

Other show features include Automart with an impressive selection of up to 200 vehicles – from immaculate examples to restoration projects. While Dealermart will feature a selection of top condition classics from traders.

A Sunday highlight is Trunk Traders, as enthusiasts sell assorted motoring jumble from their garages, sheds and lofts, providing a great opportunity to find bargains. Places are limited, with only a few final pitches remaining.

For more than 50 years, International Autojumble has been an unmissable date on the classic car calendar for enthusiasts to track down elusive spare parts to keep their cars on the road.

One-day and two-day visitor tickets are available, with a limited number of premium tickets giving early entry to the showground an hour before the event opens to the public, plus priority parking. Tickets are available in advance online. For tickets and details see or call 01590 612888.

Event tickets include entry to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum with its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years display, World of Top Gear with a new collection of cars from the latest series, On Screen Cars, Palace House, the Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens.

Exhibitors and Trunk Traders can book their stand online at or contact the events team at or 01590 614614.


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« Respuesta #1723 en: 29 Agosto 2019, 14:46:33 »

Classic Car Auctions forthcoming sale is offering some great modern and Everyman classics at their October sale on the 5th October at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Two fabulous British classics being offered are a 1969 Mini Cooper Mk2 and a 1966 Morris Minor Series V alongside two Bavarian bruisers, a cherished and rare Porsche 928 GT and a BMW Z3M.

The ultimate Porsche 928 is coming to market and this one is special. It is one of 38 right-hand drive GTs and this 1991 edition is finished in the popular colour choice of Guards Red which has been colour corrected and ceramic coated. This 5.0-litre powerhouse has had one previous owner and been with the current one since 2008.

Estimated at £25,000 to £30,000 this is a very smart Porsche which has been clearly cherished and maintained with just 120,000 miles. With a recent timing belt change and other mechanical works to be done prior to the sale it also comes with a spreadsheet to include some history, MOTs and other works. These are rare and sought after cars and will no doubt be a popular car on sale day.

With Mini celebrating its 60th birthday, this is a great year to acquire one of Britain’s most famous small cars. CCA have a lovely 1969 Austin Mini Cooper Mk2, matching numbers and sympathetically restored car. Estimated at £20,000 to £25,000 this is a well-prepared car featuring a new Webasto vinyl roof and refinished in its original colours of Island Blue and contrasting Snowberry White roof. This car has been with the current owner since 2010 and comes with detailed history from this point, along with a Heritage Certificate. These are very popular cars and this one will make a great purchase.

Another great British classic is the Morris Minor and what a superb example CCA have got in their sale. Offered at £5,000 to £7,000 this final version 1966 series V looks superb in Birch Grey with a red interior and with 37,000 miles on the clock. This 1098cc car has had just three former keepers and comes with old MOTs dating back to 2000 and will be supplied with a fresh one prior to sale. A great entry-level classic, one not to be missed.

Introduced in 1998 the BMW Z3M Roadster took BMWs little two-seater to a new level with production only running until 2002. CCA have a great early version, finished in Estoril Blue with blue and black Nappa leather interior this 3.2-litre S50 engine car comes with just under 97,000 miles on the clock and an MOT. Sensibly guided at £8,000 to £10,000 this is a great opportunity into M-Sport ownership.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “These are some of the great cars we are offering at our October sale always offering something for everyone both modern and classic. Closing date for cars to be consigned is Saturday 14th September and we look forward to seeing more Everyman and modern classics.

Classic Car Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and the team would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

2019 Forthcoming Auctions
5th October - CCA October Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1724 en: 30 Agosto 2019, 14:54:45 »

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is set to premiere its recently restored McLaren F1 #063 at the Hampton Court Concours d’Elegance on September 6-8.

Following on from the announcement of the McLaren F1 Certification programme at last year’s prestigious event, MSO returns with its newest project. As custodians of the F1 legacy, MSO continues to develop and manufacture parts to ensure that every F1 remains an icon of the road for many years to come.

Chassis 63 has undergone a painstaking restoration over a period of 18-months. Initially the body and drivetrain were stripped from the car. The interior was then re-trimmed in the original Semi Aniline leather, which was a one-off for this car. It is finished in Woking Grey – a colour reportedly inspired by the often slate-coloured English sky above McLaren’s then premises on Albert Drive, close to the current location of MSO - using 10 hand-selected hides to meet MSO’s stringent quality standards.

Woking Grey Alcantara® was used on the dashboard and the perforated passenger seats. The driver’s seat was re-trimmed in Woking Grey leather with a red perforated Alcantara® centre panel. The Woking Grey carpets were all renewed and the over mats were finished with a grey leather piping. Finally, the steering wheel was replaced from MSO’s stock of original parts, with the original retained by the owner for historical reference.

Once the interior was re-trimmed, the exterior body panels were re-fitted to chassis 63, repainted in the original Magnesium Silver paint to a meticulously high standard, a process that took nearly 900 hours to complete.

Whilst the body and interior were being restored, the car’s 6.1-litre normally-aspirated engine was completely rebuilt. Once finished, the engine was dyno tested to ensure that it generates the still-impressive 618 bhp capable of powering the McLaren F1 to 243mph before being re-installed in the car.

F1 #063’s dampers were sent back to Bilstein for refurbishment and the driveshafts and hubs were also sent back to the original supplier for rebuild. The final work was completed to provide the F1 Certification for the car to catalogue its provenance.

The restoration was completed in June following almost 3,000 hours of work including final road and track testing. Once work on chassis 63 was completed it was handed over to the owner at the McLaren Technology Centre.

As with every McLaren F1 in the Certification programme, #063 now has its own unique Certificate of Authenticity – which McLaren Automotive is the only body in the world able to issue – authenticating its provenance, originality, service life, road/race history and condition. Conformity with the original specification and to any McLaren-sanctioned upgrades is confirmed by reference to the factory archives.

The owner of chassis 63 is now in possession of a bespoke illustrated book documenting the history of their car as well as a Genesis Speed Form; a 3D laser-scanned McLaren F1 distilled into a scale model to give the essence of the car, which was originally built at Genesis Business Park in Woking.

In total, 106 McLaren F1s were built between 1993-98, among them 64 standard road cars and 28 GTR race cars, and every one is eligible for the scheme.

“Just 12 months ago we announced the MSO McLaren F1 Heritage programme with the unveiling of F1 25R, resplendent in Gulf Racing Colours. Following an extensive restoration, which was very much a labour of love for our team, it’s an honour to now display chassis 63 at the Hampton Court Concours d’Elegance. With the work the team has carried out, this car will continue to fulfil the original brief for the McLaren F1; to create the world’s finest road car.”
Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations.