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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1815 en: 29 Noviembre 2019, 13:33:37 »

Classic Car Auctions December sale has a fantastic selection of Jaguars on offer from the early 60s with the E-type to 2010 with an outstanding XJ Sport and the classic Mk2 2.4 and the XJS.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “These Jaguars outlined in today’s release are splendid cars and of the highest quality. To have such a varied selection in this condition is a testament to the owners and as we have found throughout the year some of these models are becoming quite desirable, so the auction will be fascinating to watch.”

Among the 140 lots, there are three Jaguar E-types, a 1967 Series 1.5 FHC manual which is in need of a full restoration. Delivered new to Philadelphia, it returned to the UK in 2018 and is now looking for a new owner to return this example to its glory days. This model is one of the rarest versions and has a lot going for it with an estimate of £15,000 to £18,000 a great project that will be well rewarded.

The two other E-types are from 1962 and 1964 and both fully restored. The 1962 version is a right-hand-drive Series 1 Roadster in a glorious colour of red and been with the current owner for the last 32 years, with three owners in total. This beautiful car had a full nut and bolt restoration in 1992 and is estimated at £70,000 to £80,000.

The 1964 is a Series 1 FHC 3.8 which was restored in 1991 and then again in 2009 to 2011 where it underwent a full body of restoration by the current owner, all of which is fully documented. Finished in Jaguar Dark Blue and with a Navy-piped light grey leather interior, this is another beautiful car and estimated at £60,000 to £70,000.

The Jaguar XJS has attracted lots of attention this year and the final sale of the year has five different models on offer all in V12 format. The star car here is the 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 TWR which comes from a vendor with an important connection to Jaguar. Finished in Solent Blue over silver and with a cream leather interior and 28,000 verifiable miles, this is a lovely car based on the XJR-S with all the TWR extras. Estimated at £25,000 to £30,000.

Whilst we talk about TWR we should mention another version, the 1991 XJS Le Mans, a limited-edition car, number 232 of 280. Estimated at £16,000 to £20,000 and with 44,900 warranted miles, a car for any Jaguar enthusiast.

With three other XJSs on offer, all with low mileage and in wonderful condition with history files, bidders really are spoilt for choice.

1960 and 1961 offer us two lovely classics the Mark2 2.4 Jaguar. Both of these cars are presented in Old English White. The 1960 Jaguar is an auto and delightfully unrestored with its original registration number UCO 647. A finalist in the Lancaster Pride of Ownership display at the NEC Practical Classics Show in 2017 and estimated at £12,000 to £15,000 with only 54,250 miles.

The second car is a 1961 2.4 with over-drive and has been sympathetically restored with matching numbers. Estimated at £15,000 to £18,000 it comes with a history file detailing the restoration and the registration number 84 UPJ.

Our final four in this release are modern powerhouses, two XKRs, a 2010 model which was originally a demonstrator and then with the current vendor. A lovely car estimated at £13,000 to £16,000 with serious grunt. The second is a 2003 convertible model with an Arden body kit, a German design house which have worked with Jaguar for many years and estimated at £7,000 to £9,000. And the final car is an outstanding 2007 2.7 XJ Sport Premium estimated at £8,000 to £10,000. An impressive and well-maintained car with every conceivable extra, 55,000 miles and the R-Type body kit.

Gary continued: “A Jaguar for all occasions on offer here. So, if you are an enthusiast, we hope to see you on the 7th at the Warwickshire Event Centre. Loads of parking with cars presented indoors and our friendly team there to help you with any potential bid.”

If you can’t make it on the day you can bid online, via the phone or leave a commission bid. Otherwise, come and see us for viewing on Friday 6th December from 12pm to 6pm or on auction day which gets underway on Saturday the 7th from 11am.

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and would be happy to talk with you about any of the cars consigned, alternatively, have a chat with them on the day.


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1816 en: 03 Diciembre 2019, 13:28:33 »

Two cars with exhilarating race track potential were among the lots topping the results for online classic car auction house, The Market, during the month of November, a month when once again more than 70 per cent of cars offered for sale were snapped-up by shrewd enthusiasts.

“The Lotus Evora and Porsche RSR Recreation are both excellent examples of the appeal of high performance cars which have clearly attracted bidders who were feeling as competitive at auction as they are on track!” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market.

“Once again we’ve had another very good month for our vendors and buyers at The Market with a 74 per cent sales rate, during a time when many other traditional auction houses are feeling the pinch.”

The 2015 Lotus Evora GTE V6 S Sports Racer IPS topping the November results was the last of just 20 GTE road cars produced for homologation purposes, and an extremely rare opportunity for serious Lotus enthusiasts. Configured in left-hand drive and finished in striking Motorsport Green and yellow, with plenty of carbon fibre and a twin Union Jack spoiler, the Evora sold in barely used condition for £69,000.

Also offering plenty of racing spirit and performance, a 1977 Porsche 911 RSR Recreation freshly built to exacting standards with some of the finest components money can buy, attracted multiple bidders to the online auction. Presented in a colourful, period correct Vaillant livery evocative of the 1970s racing era, the replica RSR reached a final sale price of £52,000.

A wonderfully restored and modified 1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom, which was rescued by its owner after standing immobile in a garage for 14 years, also attracted bidders with its modern 2.0 Zetec DOHC engine and other enhancements. An ideal companion for next year’s 50th anniversary of Ford’s RS brand in the UK, it sold for £24,000.

Of the younger cars offered for auction, a powerful 2009 Audi RS6 V10 (C6) with a 5-litre TFSI bi-turbo V10 engine producing 572bhp, with six-speed, paddle-shift Tiptronic automatic gearbox, fastidiously maintained regardless of cost, sold for £23,250.

“The November results give us confidence that enthusiasts are continuing to opt for ease of use and low fees, as well as the comprehensive car descriptions and galleries which The Market provides at industry leading standards,” concludes Tristan.

Classic car owners looking to sell their car with The Market benefit from just 5 per cent sellers’ commission and no entry fee, while buyers only pay what they bid with no fees.

To see all the results from The Market’s November auctions visit or download the free app from Apple Store or Google Play.


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1817 en: 04 Diciembre 2019, 14:51:00 »

An ultra-rare 1960 Triumph TRS sports car with Le Mans provenance has been acquired for sale by Bicester Heritage-based specialists in post-war British sports cars, Pendine Historic Cars, offering an unmissable opportunity for collectors of the world’s most important historic race cars.

As one of just four ever built, the ex-works 1960 Triumph TRS is famous for playing a significant role in British motoring history as one of three cars which competed in Triumph’s 1960 and 1961 assault in the 24 hours of Le Mans, with their performance resulting in the prestigious manufacturer’s team prize.

Registered as ‘927 HP’, the car set the scene for the yet to be released TR4 featuring one of the very rare ‘Sabrina’ twin cam prototype engines, developed specifically for the demanding Le Mans race by the Triumph Competition department in 1959, of which only a handful exist today.

Now for sale, ‘927 HP’ seeks its next owner through the exclusive Pendine Historic Cars dealership with a sale price of £295,000.

“This is a genuine ex-works Triumph TRS with extremely rare racing provenance as well as the legendary Sabrina engine, making it a very desirable, collectors’ sports car,” comments Jonny Shears, Pendine Historic Cars.

“Not only did this car compete twice in the world's oldest and most famous endurance race, but the Sabrina engine developed by Triumph never made it into mass production, making this a truly unmissable opportunity for today’s racing enthusiasts or collectors to own a really special sports car, either for competing or showing at today’s most exclusive motoring events.”

‘927 HP’ first competed in the 1960 24 hours of Le Mans driven by Peter Bolton and Ninian Sanderson. Despite running faultlessly, with the three TRS cars finishing in 15th, 18th and 19th places, this was not Triumph’s year and none of the cars covered the minimum distance required to be classified.

However, in 1961 all three cars returned to Le Mans, this time with ‘927 HP’ raced by Les Leston and Rob Slotemaker. This was Triumph’s year, with all three cars not only finishing the race but covering the minimum distance required and placing in 9th, 11th and 15th, running faultlessly throughout. This result won Triumph the manufacturer’s team prize.

Since the car’s racing success at Le Mans, it was sold in North America via the dealer network of privateers. Seldom used by the new owner, it was later purchased by a Mr K N Gwing of Virginia in 1972. Once again, the car was relatively untouched during this time until the owner’s passing, when it was inherited by Mr Gwing’s daughter. She then sold the car to the current owner in 2008.

The new owner then began a detailed disassembly and restoration to return ‘927 HP’ to its 1961 24 hours of Le Mans guise. This included rebuilding the original ‘Sabrina’ twin cam engine, now one of just two that remain in use today.

Following the completion of the two year restoration, ‘927 HP’ was invited to be displayed at the 2010 Le Mans Classic, and has since been regularly displayed and enjoyed on the road.

“This fantastic historic sports car is an access all areas invite to the top motorsport events, no doubt welcome at the Goodwood Revival and, of course, Le Mans Classic. We believe that in the right hands, 927 HP would be a highly competitive entry in current historic motor racing. A post war British sports car, the provenance and performance certainly encompass it all,” concludes Jonny.

Serious prospective buyers are invited to contact Pendine Historic Cars directly for further details on the 1960 Triumph TRS for sale.

The full advert for the car and comprehensive image gallery can be found by visiting


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1818 en: Ayer a las 09:37:05 »

Classic Motor Cars, the world renowned restoration company, is to hold a major car, motorcycle and memorabilia auction at its annual open day next year. For the first time at a British auction, with the exception of barn finds and other projects, every car will not only carry a fresh MOT, but will also have been inspected and road tested by CMC who will then issue a certificate.

Nigel Woodward Managing Director at CMC said: “The reason that we are carrying out a road test and issuing a certificate stems from a recent incident at CMC.

We were recently approached and asked to sell a fantastic looking two-seater sports car which we were told by the vendor was 100% in every respect.”

He added: “ On inspection the underside was completely rotten and the car just wasn’t what it purported to be and we rejected it. A few weeks later it appeared in a catalogue from a well know auction house who described it as immaculate and 100%.

As a company that prides itself on its integrity we felt that we could not have an auction without putting in place some safeguards”

Nigel said: “We want to attract the very best vehicles to the sale and make sure that buyers know full well that the car or motorcycle for sale has been inspected by CMC.

It’s the way that we deal with all the cars that we sell or indeed restore on behalf of our customers except that on this occasion an actual certificate will be provided showing that the vehicle has been scrutinized prior to being accepted for sale.

It’s should provide buyers peace of mind by answering a lot of the basic questions about the vehicle that are often difficult to ascertain on auction day from a visual inspection and where it is normally impossible to carry out a road test of the car. The certificate will then go onto form part of the car’s provenance whether it sells or not.”

The auction, which has already attracted car and bike owners, will feature a unique collection of items from the Norman Dewis collection, which has been entered by his family.

Items will include his office desk, which he used during his time at Jaguar and his cherished briefcase, which he took with him all over the world.

Auctioneer Guy Loveridge said: “This sale is going to provide a new approach to car auctions in the UK in terms of the certificate that will be issued by CMC. I am delighted that we have been able to secure items from the estate of the late Norman Dewis and it gives collectors who knew or admired him a chance to purchase a piece of history.”

Among the cars on offer so far are a 1928 Swallow from the Swallow coach building company set up by William Lyons who went on to found Jaguar. Its is estimated at £25,000 and £30,000 and is probably the best ever to come to auction; a barn find Jaguar E-Type series 2 fixed head coupe from 1972 which was owned by architect, designer and motor racing enthusiast John Reid OBE, who was Pageant Master of the Lord Mayor’s Show. It was driven in the show by the late Graham Hill: Estimate £30,000; and a 1954 Austin Healey 100/4 which was supplied new by The Donald Healey Motor Company, in Warwick and which has been fully restored and prepared for historic competition, holding both FIA and FIVA paperwork. Estimate: £75,000 - £85,000.

The company is taking entries for the sale now but on February 29th, 2020 it will hold a valuation and appraisal day for cars, bikes and automobilia, when owners will be able to get a free valuation on their precious items. CMC will be open for the day with tours of their famous facility and it will also be hosting a motoring book fair.

The open day and auction will take place on Saturday May 30th and like all CMC open days will be based around a specific theme.

This year it will be ‘Retro and Classic’ cars with the intention of attracting younger people to bring the cars that they are interested in as well as attracting classics of the future.

Nigel said: “ CMC has always encouraged young people to get involved with classics which are evolving all the time.  We have our own apprenticeship program and we are partners with the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology, which runs a variety of motoring courses for young people.

We want to ensure that young people are not only attracted to the world of classics but that they have the chance of getting involved from hands a on perspective.

To that end we want young people to bring their 80’s and 90’s Retro vehicles and to vote for which cars they think will be the classics of the future.

But of course we want to see as many classic cars and car clubs at the event as we can and there will be a number of activities.”

    The car and bike auction including the Norman Dewis Collection
    A Toy, automobilia and motoring art Swapmeet
    A resident artist
    A classic car Concours
    A retro Concours
    General stall holders
    Club Stands
    Partner stands
    Classic Car clubs including the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club
    Children’s activities
    Lots of food and drink including local craft beers

Nigel Woodward said: “There will be no seller’s premium as in most traditional auctions only a flat admin charge of £250 per entry to cover the cost of the MOT, vehicle inspection and certificate. Whilst this is not a warranty we feel it should give a far greater indication of a cars overall condition and provenance than has historically been available to buyers in the auction market. There will be a buyer’s premium of 15% + VAT.”


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1819 en: Ayer a las 16:27:05 »

Next summer’s Silverstone Classic is now confirmed for the weekend of Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August.

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 (4 December) meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Paris.

With the British Grand Prix at Silverstone now rubber stamped for Sunday 19 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.

Taking place at the start of the summer holidays, the hugely-popular three-day Classic is expecting over 100,000 attendees plus a star-studded line-up of drivers – more so having avoided date clashes with other high-profile UK motor sport events such as the British Touring Car Championship and FIA Formula E’s intriguing London E-Prix. 

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 25 per cent on Standard tickets. Adult admission currently starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99 for the six year in succession. 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 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 will include the full roster of magical races, record-breaking car club anniversaries plus the ever-popular ‘rocking and racing’ live music on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

Now entering its landmark 30th year, the Classic always 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.

Five of the Classic’s regular crowd-pleasing grids have already been confirmed for the outstanding 30th anniversary festival: FIA Masters Historic Formula One; Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for pre ’63 GT Cars, Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sportscars and Historic Touring Car Challenge as well as the return of the Classic Mini Challenge which proved such a sensation when introduced in 2019.

Two more stand-out grids can now be revealed for next summer’s special 30th birthday celebration: Masters Endurance Legends for dramatic sports prototypes and the International Trophy for Classic GT Cars (Pre ’66) – a highlight which always attracts an over-capacity field of E-types, Cobras, Elans, Healeys and other racy GT icons from the early sixties. More evocative races will be revealed soon, too!

Visitors are also offered the chance to share in the milestone festivities. A special 30th Anniversary Celebration package offers all owners of pre-1990 classic cars  the opportunity to purchase two adult weekend tickets, a vehicle display pass with parking in a dedicated anniversary infield display area and a special anniversary track parade on Friday on the hallowed Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Full information about the 2020 Silverstone Classic entertainment programme – including more exciting new races, special car club celebrations and live music performers – will be announced in the coming months. All the latest news will be available at and via its social media platforms.