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« Respuesta #1485 en: 12 Febrero 2019, 14:57:22 »

The Classic Car Auction (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March, at the Practical Classics Restoration Show, is set to feature four classic Minis marking special moments in the marques 60th anniversary year.

The mighty Mini, a true icon of British motoring history, is celebrating not only its 60th anniversary but also 50 years of its star role in the famous film, The Italian Job.

CCA are offering for auction, four fabulous editions amongst a range of these super little cars from this wonderful British marque. A one owner 1963 Mini, a Mr Bean replica, a low mileage “Italian Job” Limited Edition and a Rover Mini Cooper Sport all looking for a new home.

The 1963 Austin Mini 850 in bright red with only 47,000 miles is being offered with extensive history. This is a wonderfully presented one owner car which is sure to provide lots of fun for its next owner. In the late 80s it had a full body restoration and glass out respray and has been stored in a heated garage. It comes with a Heritage certificate and the Buff log book.

For fans of the bumbling Mr Bean, a replica of the car made famous in the hit TV series is now being offered. This car was treated to a bare metal restoration project by Practical Classics magazine and assembled live at the 2017 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. It is now looking for a new home, after being with the current owner for the last three years. A fabulous little car with some modern tweaks and upgrades. Will provide lots of fun.

The Italian Job, one of the finest movies of all time and made famous with the iconic car chase involving three Minis led to a limited edition version of the little car. Offered for sale is a 1992 low mileage limited edition, one of 250 produced in white with black stripes and is in immaculate condition, regularly serviced and maintained to a very high standard.

Production of the Mini was nearing its end in 2000 and one of the final versions to leave the plant was a Red Rover Mini Cooper Sport. CCA have for auction a similar model with just 30,700 miles on the clock. This Mini Cooper Sport has silver detailing to compliment the Solar Red bodywork.

Gary Dunne from CCA commented “With this iconic car’s birthday being celebrated this year, we have no doubt that these Minis, and some other very special ones that we expect to offer, will cause a real stir in the market. True Everyman Classics, most of us have enjoyed the thrill of driving one at some point in our lives, and they just bring a natural smile to most people’s faces.”

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« Respuesta #1486 en: 12 Febrero 2019, 14:57:42 »

An original Porsche 356 A Speedster, one of the most collectible Porsche models in the world, will be offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming Race Retro Sale on 23rd February at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

Recognised globally as the ultimate small sports car for its nimble, light weight and timeless, simple shape, the example for sale is one of an estimated 555 356 A T2 Speedsters built in 1958, the final and most desirable production run of the model.

Presented today in beautifully restored condition and converted to right-hand drive, the matching numbers Speedster will go under the hammer guided at £280,000 - £320,000.

“This is one of the best examples of a genuine Porsche collector’s car that we have had the pleasure to offer at auction,” comments Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions. “Over the past few decades the 356 Speedster has become an automotive icon and is very much sought-after by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. These days, replicas are popular with enthusiasts, but there’s nothing like an original, which is what we have here.”

This particular example was supplied new through well-known Porsche dealer Hoffmans of New York finished in Silver with a Red leather interior. Distinctive features of the model include the low, removable windscreen, lightweight body, minimal folding top and side curtains in the place of side windows. The minimalist interior includes a large, two-spoke steering wheel, lightweight racing style bucket seats, light grey carpet, and leather covered door panels and upper dashboard.

Located at the rear of the car, a 1,582cc flat-four engine capable of producing 60bhp with 4-speed transmission offers the sporting performance that made the Speedster popular with owners who enjoyed taking to the race track. The T2 models also benefits from numerous upgrades, including an improved transaxle and steering box design, among other refinements.

Having spent most of its life in America, the Speedster was acquired by its current owner, a serious and noted collector, from an auction at Pebble Beach, California, in 2015. It was then imported into the UK and immediately entrusted to JD Classics of Mayfair for a professional conversion to right-hand drive.

Today the car still retains the original engine and gearbox, making it a full matching numbers example. The Porsche Kardex also confirms it was originally supplied in Silver with Red leather, the same combination and specification of the car today.

Having spent the last few years in professional storage with little use, the Speedster now comes to market from a significant collection with all import taxes paid and UK registered.

“The Speedster variant captured the imagination of A-list celebrities and film stars across the world and today offers the potential buyer a rare Porsche icon that can be used and enjoyed, whilst still offering a true chance of a solid investment,” concludes Nick.

The Porsche is accompanied by a CD showing the full restoration, a copy of the Porsche Kardex, original owner’s manual, tools and jack.

To find out more about the 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster for auction please visit


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« Respuesta #1487 en: 14 Febrero 2019, 09:35:42 »

The largest single-entry team to compete in this year’s Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique has returned home after a 1,300-mile endurance road rallye battling alpine passes and sub-zero conditions.

Led by three-time Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique finishers, Blue Diamond Riley Services, all cars finished the winter rallye. With five pre-war Rileys competing, alongside one post-war MG, it made the total to six cars within the team, four of which were prepared by the specialist experts.

Starting their journey from Clydebank, Scotland on 30 January and finishing in Monaco 3 February, each car and driver overcame sleep deprivation, extreme weather and working with their Thirties and Forties car’s technology.

Being the only team to tackle the grueling 1,300-mile journey in pre-war sports cars on this year’s rallye wasn’t a small undertaking. With some cars only having a thin cotton roof and dim lights for the night passages, it was true testament to the drivers’ skills, co-drivers’ navigating, as well as the mechanical team’s support.

One stand-out pairing of the whole team was that of ex-car designers Adam Gompertz and Craig Callum. Driving the 1949 MG TC, the duo entered the rallye to raise awareness and much-needed funds for mental health charity OCD Action. With the pair battling high-altitude passes and varying conditions of between -10 degrees and a balmy 15 degrees, it was also a test of patience, endurance and teamwork.

“What a journey! It’s finally hit home what we’ve all been through as friends, teammates and drivers. Not to mention how incredible the cars have been,” said Blue Diamond Riley Services’ Managing Director John Lomas. “We’re retracing history but with modern know-how and much-needed wet weather kit. Would I do it all again? Absolutely! 2020 here we come.”

Lomas drove his 1936 Riley Sprite 2,800 miles from the company’s Bicester Heritage workshop to the official start line in Scotland. With his co-driver, Martin Greaves, the pair then undertook the official rallye journey and drove back to Bicester Heritage from the finishing point in Monaco.

“The Sprite was faultless. For it to do 2,800 miles in eight days is incredible. My co-driver Martin, the rest of my team, and the other drivers have been an immense support. Now it’s time to wash the road grime off it and press it back into action for the daily commute and school run.”

Riley, a name synonymous with pre-war endurance road and track racing, is being revived by established specialists, Blue Diamond Riley Services. The company has participated in a range of well-known endurance rallyes, including The Flying Scotsman, 1,000 Mile Trial, VSCC events and recently the Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique. Understanding the importance in well-prepared cars as well as teamwork, Blue Diamond Riley Services sponsored the official stop of the Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique in Banbury, Oxfordshire, which was open for free maintenance and mechanical support for competitors that also started from Clydebank, Scotland.

The Blue Diamond Riley Services team is already preparing cars for the 2020 season, with plans of having an even larger team for next year’s Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique. To discuss what Blue Diamond Riley Services can offer in terms of preparation or guidance about endurance events, please contact the company’s Managing Director, John Lomas.

A full list of entrants of this year’s Blue Diamond Riley Services Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique team:

1931 Riley 9 WD Tourer
1933 Riley 9 Monaco
1933 Riley 12/4 Kestrel
1935 Riley Sprite
1936 Riley Sprite
1949 MG TC

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« Respuesta #1488 en: 14 Febrero 2019, 15:04:52 »

JBR Capital, the UK’s leading independent high-end vehicle financier, has confirmed a 54 per cent increase in equity release and refinancing deals in 2018, compared to the previous year.

This trend is revealed as more and more classic car owners are turning to equity release to free up cash from their cars, to put towards other purchases and investments.

Equity release enables motorists to keep hold of their classic cars, either as long-term investments or part of cherished collections – even when the capital in these high-value vehicles is required elsewhere.

The staggering increase in this type of premium car finance, within a year, coincides with the growing value gap between the very best and less favourable examples of collectable classics.

Darren Selig, Executive Chairman at JBR Capital, said, “The classic car market didn’t grow in 2018 to the level of previous years, but we’re still seeing the very best cars hold if not increase their value, whereas poorer examples are no longer as desirable, so prices have stagnated and fallen.

“We’ve seen a big increase in equity release, as classic car owners want to release cash from their cars without having to sell them – both to benefit from the future value increase and to use their money for other things.

“One client, for example, released equity in his collection of classic Ferraris to free up cash for a property investment – a common use of capital among our clients. Thanks to our bespoke underwriting process, our client had access to the cash within a matter of days, enabling him to move quickly on his property purchase.”

For more information on high-end vehicle finance, go to JBR Capital offers tailored equity release, refinance, auction and restoration finance solutions.

Visit JBR Capital on stand C50 at The London Classic Car Show (14-17 February) where a rare right-hand drive Porsche 2.7 RS Lightweight valued at £1 million will be displayed, courtesy of Hexagon Classics.


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« Respuesta #1489 en: 14 Febrero 2019, 15:05:45 »

With instant torque, a lower centre of gravity and 125-mile range, the Swind E Classic Mini promises a unique blend of performance, go-kart handling and style for a city EV

    Classic Mini gets electric powertrain conversion to produce a fun & sustainable city car
    Combines cutting-edge powertrain expertise with classic design
    125-mile (200km) range, 0-60mph in 9.2 seconds, 80Kw power equivalent of 110bhp
    Prices start at £79,000
    Revealed at the London Classic Car Show

SWINDON UK, 14th FEBRUARY 2019: Sixty years after the iconic Mini first hit the streets, a British technology company has unveiled the first production electric classic Mini at the London Classic Car Show. The Swind E Classic Mini combines a fully-restored body and bespoke powertrain developed in-house by industry leaders Swindon Powertrain, specialists that have been providing engineering expertise to automotive and motorsports industries for over 40 years.

Produced in Wiltshire at the firm’s recently-upgraded facility, the Swind E Classic Mini instils all the affection of the original with state-of-the-art EV technology to create an individual, nippy, zero-emissions city car with character. While retaining the same look, proportions and spirit of the original Mini, the bespoke 80kw motor and single transmission ensures responsive and smooth power that can be used without incurring congestion charge fees. Available to order immediately in either left- or right-hand-drive, the limited production run of 100 cars starts at £79,000 and comes with an unlimited mileage one-year warranty and MOT.

Standard features

    Lithium Ion battery containing 24kWh of energy and electric motor producing 80kw of power (the equivalent of 110bhp)
    Fully charged in four hours via a female Type 2 connector (Fast charging option available)
    Range of 125 miles (200km) with regenerative braking system
    Top speed is 80mph (130km/h)
    0 to 60mph (0-100km/h) in 9.2 seconds
    30-50mph (50- 80 km/h) acceleration time of 4.3 seconds helps the Mini offer punchy overtaking
    GVW of 720kg (increase of 80kg from starter car)
    Improved weight distribution (57 per cent/43 per cent compared to 68 per cent/32 per cent of the original car)
    With the petrol tank no longer required, boot space is increased to 200 litres
    Standard features include USB charging ports, underfloor heating, heated leather seats and front and rear windscreen
    Options include infotainment and sat-nav system, power steering, a full-length sliding fabric roof, air conditioning, performance tuning packs and bespoke paint colours
    Choice of six standard colours with a contrasting roof

To ensure the E Classic Mini can stand up to the rigours of today’s driving, the prototype has completed over 10,000 real world miles alongside thousands of hours of virtual simulations of the bespoke powertrain. Contemporary corrosion protection together with completely new brake and suspension parts ensure Swind’s E Classic Mini is substantially easier to live with than other classics.

This highly-advanced Swind E Classic Mini is the brainchild of Swindon Powertrain’s managing director Raphael Caillé, who saw an opportunity to produce an electric car with a soul that people from all walks of life would instantly fall in love with. “This is the first time an electrified classic Mini has entered production,” confirms Caillé. “There have been one-offs and prototypes before, but Swind is the first company to launch such a car to the public. The classic Mini has such a special place in people’s hearts, not only in the UK but around the world. The packaging of Sir Alec Issigonis’ 1959 design was truly ground-breaking and now we are making it relevant again. Its compact size and good visibility, together with contemporary performance and handling, makes it a car you’ll want to drive in the city and put a smile on your face.”

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« Respuesta #1490 en: 18 Febrero 2019, 11:19:31 »

Hannover / Munich, 18 February 2019 – Using 400,000 LEGO® bricks, two experienced LEGO® model makers have built what is probably the world's biggest camper from LEGO® bricks. The full-size T2 was revealed at the leisure and travel fair in Munich. Visitors young and old to (20 - 24 February) will be able to admire the 700 kg Bulli up close. The vehicle that served as the blueprint for the model was the T2a camper van, built from 1967 to 1971 – to this day the truly iconic camper for globetrotters.

Are we going to manage it – or are we going to run out of bricks or time? This anxious question posed by Rene Hoffmeister, one of only twelve officially certified LEGO® model makers in the world, was definitely justified. For, together with colleague Pascal Lenhard, he had a period of only six weeks for the ambitious world record attempt to make a T2 camper van, including pop-up roof, out of LEGO® bricks by the start of the trade fair in Munich. Using 3D images, the duo had produced a construction plan in advance. From that they were able to calculate the precise number of bricks required. The rigidity of the side walls and windows were another particular aspect that had to be accurately calculated in order to ensure lasting stability.

When, having begun without a hitch, they suddenly found they were missing 20,000 transparent bricks for the T2's windows and their supplies dried up without warning, the deadline did then cause the model-making experts some stress despite their painstaking planning. “Essentially, we would have needed a nine-day week,” recalls Hoffmeister. “However, as they don't exist, the only option was night shifts.” Hoffmeister and Lenhard therefore carried on 'playing' with their LEGO® bricks from morning to night and over the weekends in order to complete it in time for the trade fair. And they did so inclusive of the Westfalia pop-up roof, so popular on campers, the sliding door, which was technically very challenging to create, and the interior fittings. Also impressive are the dimensions: the LEGO® camper van measures over 5 metres in length, 1.9 metres in width and close to 2 metres in height; or 3 metres with the roof popped up!

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Meanwhile, at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show this week at the NEC in Birmingham, the Grand California, the latest Volkswagen campervan to join this iconic family will make its UK debut. For more details go to or


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« Respuesta #1491 en: 18 Febrero 2019, 14:45:22 »

80 best of breed classic and competition cars with a combined value estimated at over £4 million will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ next sale at Race Retro powered by Motor Sport on 23rd February at Stoneleigh Park.

The sale will also see three collectible motorbikes and over 120 items of automobilia, motorsport memorabilia and luxury watches cross the auction block at Silverstone Auctions’ eighth appearance as the show’s official auction partner.

“As always we’ve worked hard to source only the finest classic and competition cars on the market for our annual sale at Race Retro”, comments Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Silverstone Auctions. “The catalogue not only offers some exquisite, collectible classic icons, but also a wide choice of race ready competition cars for racers of all abilities.”

Among the headline lots a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI offers collectors the chance to own one of only 34 original, right-hand drive coupes produced. The immaculate example for sale is one of only two in finished in Silver and offers excellent long term investment potential guided at £125,000 to £160,000.

Other models from the 15-strong Porsche line-up include a 1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera 'Club Sport', one of only 53 in right-hand drive, guided at £95,000 to £110,000. A restored, original 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster tops the catalogue with an estimate of £280,000 to £320,000.

Modern classics in the sale include a 1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux in time-capsule condition and reading just 838 miles, guided at £80,000 to £90,000. A trio of highly collectable Lotus Carltons are also expected to attract fans of exemplary super saloons. A UK, right-hand drive, 1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton reading just 41,960 miles will be offered with an estimate of £65,000 to £75,000, while a 1993 example from long-term ownership is guided at £28,000 to £32,000.

Meanwhile, a low mileage 1991 Opel Lotus Omega (Carlton), one of only 415 models produced for the German market, offers an amazing opportunity to own a piece of motoring history guided at £35,000 to £40,000.

Of the supercars at the sale, a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT powered by a 6.2-litre V12 engine, one of only nine UK-supplied cars and with just 17,000 recorded miles, is estimated at £220,000 to £250,000. In addition, an ultra-rare, one of only five, UK, 2018 Audi R8 Sport Performance Parts Editions, with just one previous owner and only 70 miles on the clock, is expected to sell for between £160,000 and £180,000.

Competition cars in the sale range from historic saloons to rally cars and open-wheel racers. One of just 12 right-hand drive 1956 BMW 502 V8 cars produced is guided at £25,000 to £30,000. Driven by many famous racing drivers including Marc Surer and 1980 F1 World Champion, Alan Jones, the elegant post-war saloon offers unique access to the glamour of Goodwood while remaining a rare and stylish road car.

A 1972 Ford Escort Mk 1 RS1600 which competed in the 1993 Lombard London to Sydney Marathon, 2008 Classic Marathon and many other stage rallies, is race-ready and guided at £50,000 to £60,000. Alternatively, a 1970 March 703 1-litre F3, a regular at Goodwood and raced by Peter Needham, will be offered at £42,000 to £47,000.

The auction will commence at 1:00pm at Stareton Hall, Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 23rd February. Viewing is available from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Friday 22nd February and from 9:30am on sale day.

For more information on the full lot list on offer at the Race Retro Classic Car Sale 2019 and details on how to bid, please visit:


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« Respuesta #1492 en: 19 Febrero 2019, 15:06:21 »

A number of special modern classics will feature in the Classic Car Auction (CCA) sale on the 23rd and 24th March, at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show.

For Renault enthusiasts there are not one, but two Alpines, a 1986 GTA V6 Turbo and a 1993 A610 Turbo. Also included in the auction is a mighty Noble M12 GTO-3 and a true British great, an Aston Martin DB9.

The 1986 Renault Alpine GTA V6 Turbo is one the very early right hand drive models and comes with very low mileage, 35,000. This car was supplied to the Patrick Collection, a private car collection in Birmingham before being sold and then being in storage since 2011. Supplied in Pearl White, this is a stunning car for one lucky bidder.

The second Renault Alpine being offered, is a 1993 A610 Turbo, number 37 of only 68 right hand drive cars supplied to the UK market. This car has only had two drivers in its history with 65,000 miles on the clock and a comprehensive history file with dealer stamps up to 45,000. A very special car.

Noble is a small British sports car manufacturer specialising in low production high speed sports cars and the M12 GTO-3 is just one of these cars. Offered for sale with an extensive history file, upgraded drive shafts and rebuilt turbos, this car has just 25,000 miles and is regularly maintained. A serious car and one that will give its new owner a lot of fun.

If you have ever fancied an Aston Martin DB9, now is your chance to own one with this sensibly guided and sophisticated looking 2005 example with 61,000 miles on the clock. Presented in Topaz metallic, with a black interior, the DB9 has always been considered a great car and was well received when it was launched.

Gary Dunne from CCA commented “We have always done well with modern classics and we are a market leader in bringing them to the fore. Generally, we get big results and the market is also harking back to this era, offering a great selection of cars for the new breed of collectors at an affordable price.”

“To have two Renault Alpines in this sale is extremely rare and both are gathering interest. The Noble is always a head turner with its aggressive styling and the Aston Martin DB9 is a lovely looking car with a great colour combination.”

A full list of the lots being offered can be viewed here View Lot List

2019 Forthcoming Auctions
23rd & 24th March – Practical Classics and Restoration Show Sale, NEC, Birmingham
25th May – CCA May Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd August - CCA August Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
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 #1493 en: 21 Febrero 2019, 14:44:39 »

Salon Privé prides itself in continually evolving, offering brand new visitor experiences year after year, and this year promises not to disappoint.

Previously two separate events co-existed; Salon Privé and Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar. Salon Privé offered three days of private full hospitality entertainment on the South Lawn of Blenheim Palace, followed by a public day spread across the Great Court and surrounding North Lawn of the stunning Oxfordshire Estate. For 2019, the two events will merge with Salon Privé becoming a four-day event format and the newly-launched Salon Privé Classic & Supercar taking place on the South Lawn Enclosure and North Lawn on Sunday 8th September 2019.

Visitors on the Public Day will have the option of purchasing a North Lawn ticket from £21.00, or a combined North Lawn & South Lawn Enclosure ticket from £36.00. The upgraded South Lawn Enclosure ticket includes full access to the supercar manufacturers, classic car specialists and luxury brands exhibiting within Salon Privé. On top of this, the North Lawn ticket includes a GT Tour display of 80 supercars, the Supercar Club Paddock with 500 supercars from Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini & Porsche, the Bentley Drivers Club Annual Concours and 1,001 Bentleys, celebrating the marque’s Centenary….

Salon Privé’s Co-Founder and Sales Director, David Bagley commented: “We have so much planned for the day on both lawns and look forward to welcoming enthusiasts, collectors & owners from throughout the UK and indeed, overseas. We’re particularly proud to be hosting the Bentley Drivers Club Annual Concours and partnering with them to create the largest collection of Bentleys ever gathered at a single event to mark the 100th anniversary of Bentley Motors. With in excess of 1,001 Bentleys attending and enthusiasts of the marque flying in from all corners of the globe, it promises to be a celebration to remember!”

Bagley went on to say: “Thanks to the flexibility of Blenheim Palace, Salon Privé is able to evolve continually, allowing us to present something new and exciting for our guests each year. The new format this year offers the ideal opportunity to create a ‘Club Day’ and work more closely with the car clubs of Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche, as well as Bentley and Rolls-Royce who will have their own preferential parking area on the North Lawn. A trio of exciting new club awards will be up for grabs and presented later in the day within the South Lawn Enclosure. These will be the Salon Privé Secretary’s Trophy, the Salon Privé Manufacturer’s Trophy and for the people’s choice and best club car on the day, the Salon Privé Club Trophy.”

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