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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.

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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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« Respuesta #1494 en: 25 Febrero 2019, 08:32:54 »

An immaculately-preserved, totally original one-owner 1991 Peugeot 309 GTi with a remarkable 131 warranted miles on the clock is among the early entries for Barons’ Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park next Tuesday, February 26.

The vendor bought the car new in 1991 but was working overseas a great deal and had a second car, so the Peugeot was barely used, as the mileage so clearly shows. Throughout its life the car has been kept garaged and it is in showroom condition. Engine, electricals, interior, bodywork etc. are as-new and, with a guide price of £8,000-£11,000 it represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a ‘new’ classic family saloon that can only prove to be a sound investment for the future.

While none can rival the Peugeot for such extraordinarily low mileage, there are several other classics in the sale which have also covered significantly shorter distances than you might imagine, given their age...

The 1960 Morris Mini Minor De-Lux is a beautiful little machine, presented in wonderfully original condition. Thanks to its first, lady, owner, who never used the car, and a subsequent owner who displayed it in the Alford Grampian Transport Museum, it has clocked up less than 29,000 miles in just under 60 years. Guide price: £9,000-£12,000.

Until the vendor acquired it in 2017, the 1964 Morris 1000 Traveller in Tuesday’s sale had been in one family ownership since new and has covered less than 40,000 miles. This is a really charming car, in great condition, and is just waiting for another enthusiastic family to ‘adopt’ it. Guide price £6,000-£8,000.

Tuesday will also see two Jaguars showing particularly low mileages go under the auctioneer’s hammer. The 1966 S-type 3.8 litre is accompanied by a substantial amount of paperwork which appears to verify the displayed mileage of 31,000, while the odometer on the handsome 1951 Mk V saloon, which spent half a century in the dry, sunny Australian climate, displays 55,535 miles. Barons points out, though, that while the history and documentation for both cars supports the mileages, they cannot be warranted. The S-type carries a guide price of £14,000-£17,000 and the Mk V is estimated at £23,000-£28,000.

Just outside the ‘extraordinarily low mileage club’, but not exactly overused either is the 1964 Morris Mini Cooper Mk1 998cc. With 95,000 miles on the clock, this nippy little motor has been cherished over the decades, and still boasts the original shell, engine and interior. It comes complete with a huge history file and the original handbook and BMC Passport to Service books - a fantastic buy for a Cooper fan, at £17,000-£21,000.

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« Respuesta #1495 en: 25 Febrero 2019, 08:33:12 »

A true American hero will soon be screeching into stores with the arrival of the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang from March 1.

Developed in a partnership between Ford and LEGO® Group, the new Creator Expert: Ford Mustang model is based on a 1967 Fastback. Made up of 1,470 pieces, the nostalgic muscle car comes complete with working steering, dark-blue bodywork, white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed Mustang grille badge, GT emblems, and five-spoke rims with road-gripping tyres.

Measuring over 10 centimetres high, 34 centimetres long and 14 centimetres wide, the new set will give budding builders the chance to customise their all-American icon to their own specification thanks to a collection of optional add-ons – while retaining its instantly recognisable symbol of the Mustang pony logo.

Customisation options include a supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank for an authentic muscle car build experience.

“There are few cars on the road that are as instantly recognisable as the Ford Mustang, and it’s exciting to see the iconic car’s combination of design and heritage come through in this LEGO set,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

The authentic replica model also allows owners to store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal a detailed big block 390 cubic inch (6.4-litre) V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter detailing.

The rear axle of the car can be lifted for an extra-mean look, the doors can be opened and the roof panel removed to give access to the detailed interior with classic seats, radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift.

A printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and a selection of license plates add the final touches to this extraordinary LEGO Creator Expert model.

“The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic, symbolic cars in history – and to bring this fan favourite muscle car to life in brick form, with this level of customisation, has been exhilarating,” said Jamie Berard, Design Lead on LEGO Creator Expert. “We can’t wait to see our LEGO and Ford Mustang fans’ own creations when they get their hands on this new set.”

The LEGO Creator Expert: Ford Mustang is available directly from LEGO stores and as of March 1, 2019.


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« Respuesta #1496 en: 25 Febrero 2019, 13:11:34 »

80 years old, now one of the world’s most valuable vehicles

Elegant, sporty, luxurious and rare. These are four of many epithets that can be applied to Bugatti. But there is one model for which they are especially appropriate: the Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupé is not just one of the Bugatti legends but perhaps the greatest. Only four of these cars were created between 1936 and 1938. Three of these extraordinary coupés are still in existence. They are regarded as the most valuable cars in the world. The automotive world has been searching for the fourth Atlantic for over 80 years.

“The Atlantic is among the icons in Bugatti’s long tradition. In terms of elegance, quality and performance, the coupé was unique in its time and is still unique today. A luxury super sports car. For us, it is both an inspiration and a commitment,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “Our current hyper sports cars Chiron1, Chiron Sport and Divo2 continue this tradition in the modern age – in line with the spirit of Bugatti.“

Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean started to modernize the luxury brand’s model policy in around 1930. Instead of several different models, he developed one base model from which he derived several different variants. Bugatti designed the Type 57 as a production car and as a racing variant, the ultimate grand tourisme. The range included various engine options and bodies such as Galibier (four-door saloon), Stelvio (convertible), Ventoux (two-door saloon) and Atalante (coupé). By the time production had come to a halt in 1940, about 800 Type 57 models in the various different versions had left the factory hall. The precise number is unknown, but the Type 57 remains the Bugatti model with the highest production figures.

A breathtakingly elegant body
Of course, this does not apply to the Atlantic. When it first appeared, its body was already strikingly beautiful and exotic. The wheels stand out from the body and the bonnet is extremely long for a car with an overall length of only 3.70 metres. The rear end flows down in an oval shape extending almost to the ground. Six thin tailpipes complete the rear view. An outstanding design feature is a raised seam running vertically from the hinge in the split bonnet to the tail. Like a sharp fin, it divides the body in the middle. Rivets hold the split metal sheets in place.

The Atlantic models were developed from the unique Aérolithe prototype, also known as Coupé Special or Coupé Aero. For this model, with chassis number 57 104, Jean Bugatti used Elektron sheet from aviation for the body. Elektron is an alloy of 90 percent magnesium and 10 percent aluminium. Although it is lightweight and strong, it is difficult to work and cannot be welded, which is why Bugatti riveted the body parts together, creating the famous dorsal seam. For the “production” Atlantic, Bugatti used aluminium but retained the rivets on the dorsal seam. The model is named in honour of Bugatti’s friend Jean Mermoz. The pioneering aviator was the first to cross the South Atlantic by air. He did not return from a South Atlantic crossing in 1936.

The doors continue into the roof to make it easier for passengers to enter and leave the low-slung coupé. The headlamps of the first two cars are integrated into the wings while the other
two cars feature separate headlight housings. The four cars have many other different details – each model is unique. “The Type 57 SC Atlantic is a design manifesto of Jean Bugatti. The breathtaking proportions of this masterpiece were simply unparalleled at the time and are still thrilling to the present day with their fascinating elegance,” says Achim Anscheidt, Director of Design at Bugatti. In international beauty contests for historic automobiles such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, these models have won a number of prizes over the past few years. “The riveted aluminium seam running over the roof is still a signature design feature to this day. It is unique and elegant,” Achim Anscheidt adds.

The coupé is powered by a silent, strong 3.3-litre straight-eight with up to 200 PS and the top speed was in excess of 200 km/h – at a time when horse-drawn carts still featured prominently on many roads. “Bugatti has been groundbreaking and progressive for many years, with four following performance. That has not changed up to the present day,” says Stephan Winkelmann.

Only three cars were made for customers
Bugatti sold only three of the hand-crafted Atlantic cars to customers. In 1936, Bugatti built the first model for British banker Victor Rothschild, originally without a supercharger, in grey-blue. This vehicle, with chassis number 57 374, is now known as the “Rothschild Atlantic”. The “Holzschuh Atlantic”, the third car built, with chassis number 57 473, was delivered to Jacques Holzschuh of France in October 1936. The second owner of the car, a collector, died in an accident on a level crossing. The Bugatti was completely destroyed. Decades afterwards, it was the subject of a complex restoration, although the engine could not be saved. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is the owner of the last Atlantic produced, with chassis number 57 591, the “Pope Atlantic” was completed in May 1938 – its first owner was the Briton R.B. Pope.

Jean Bugatti had the second Atlantic made for himself. Only he or a few selected friends, mainly Bugatti racing drivers, had the honour of sitting behind the large steering wheel of the coupé with chassis number 57 453. Bugatti used “La Voiture Noire” (the black car) with a front bumper and lower doors as a model for photos in brochures and a demonstration car for international motor shows such as those in Lyon and Nice. In contrast to the other models, there is no trace of this car after 1938. It is not quite clear whether Jean Bugatti sold the car to a racing driver among his friends or whether it was moved to a safer region of France when the German army invaded Alsace, which is more probable. However, one thing is clear – the second Atlantic built has not been found to this day. Its disappearance is one of the great mysteries in the history of the automobile. Experts estimate the value of the Atlantic at more than €100 million – if it ever appears again.


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« Respuesta #1497 en: 26 Febrero 2019, 08:09:25 »

The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has announced the first of its exceptional special features; a show-stopping gathering of iconic Lamborghini Miuras. Once the world’s fastest production car, and hailed as one of the greatest automotive designs of all time, as many as eight examples will be on display at the London Concours this June

In the forthcoming, definitive book on the model, The Lamborghini Miura, to be published by Kidston SA this summer, the outrageous Italian supercar is celebrated as the one that set the template for almost every great automotive performance icon since. First revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966, its revolutionary rear mid-engined layout quickly became de rigueur for the many supercar pretenders that followed.

As if that wasn’t reason enough to celebrate the Miura, this year marks 50 years since the premiere of The Italian Job, and although the Minis secured their place in pop culture history, it was the Miura in the opening scene that captured the imagination of petrolheads the world over. Accompanied by a spine-tingling V12 soundtrack, the Miura was driven up Italy’s beautiful Gran San Bernardo pass, in one of cinema’s greatest ever automotive scenes.

That particular car was finished in lurid Arancia Miura, and the London Concours will bring together a world-class collection of up to eight variants – including one in Arancia Miura – showcasing the gamut of outlandish shades offered by the factory. Among them, London Concours visitors will also see Miuras finished in Giallo Sole, Bianco and Azzuro Cielo.

In total, nearly 100 automotive greats of all eras will be on display on the idyllic lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ when the London Concours rolls into the City from 5-6 June. Curated across seven distinct classes, including ‘The Icons’ and ‘The Innovators’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “If any single model deserves to be celebrated at the London Concours, it’s the Lamborghini Miura. Not only is it a silver screen star, but it was the posterchild for a generation and arguably the provided the spark for the whole supercar scene as we know it. In a spectacular event showcasing nearly 100 automotive icons from the Ferrari F40 to the Bugatti Veyron, this colourful slice of supercar history is set to be a real highlight.”

The London Concours 2019 takes place from 5-6 June. Tickets are available to buy now from


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« Respuesta #1498 en: 26 Febrero 2019, 14:44:11 »

Silverstone Auctions successfully hammered away 69 per cent of lots at its eighth annual sale at Race Retro powered by Motor Sport held at Stoneleigh Park at the weekend.

With a varied catalogue including classic cars, competition cars and bikes, the auction achieved total sales of £2.8 million including premium. The results mirror the auction house’s success at its January sale, suggesting stability on the auction market so far this year.

“Once again the Silverstone Auctions team has seen fantastic results at our annual Race Retro sale,” comments Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Silverstone Auctions. “Online bidders from all around the world joined a very full auction hall, and multiple cars sold above their pre-sale estimates, which is an incredibly positive result for the market.”

Highlight results of the sale included a restored 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster which sold for £292,500 to a telephone bidder. Originally supplied to New York, it was later acquired by a noted collector and converted to right-hand drive in the UK.

Of the Italian classics at the sale, a right-hand drive 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Coupe finished in rare Azzurro Dino was offered with less than 52,000 miles on the clock. Supplied with its Classiche 'Certificato di Autenticita', it sold to a bidder in the room for £270,000. Also, a rare 2005 Ferrari F430 Coupé reading just 19,000 miles was hammered away for £115,875.

Among the modern classic hot hatches in the sale, a one owner from new 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk1 stormed past its estimate selling for £27,225, more than £10,000 above its lower guide price, after a long bidding war in the room.

A wide selection of competition cars also performed well at the sale, with a 1964 Elva-BMW Mk 7S (FIA), with extensive race history and multiple class wins, going to a new owner for £76,500, more than £20,000 above its lower estimate.

A left-hand drive 1964 Porsche 356C Road Rally with 25 years of competition history also sold significantly over estimate, with the hammer finally falling at £69,750 including premium.

From the same era, a left-hand drive 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint FIA touring car prepared by Martin Stretton Racing reached a sale price of £61,875, selling to a buyer in the Netherlands. Finally, an attractive 1966 Ginetta G4 in ready to race condition crept past its guide price when purchased by a telephone bidder for £31,275.

“We’re now preparing our next sales which are two brand new events for 2019 taking place in May. We’re seeking quality consignments but there are limited spaces, so anyone who is interested in selling with us should contact Silverstone Auctions early to avoid disappointment,” concludes Guy.

‘The Heythrop Classic Car Sale’ and ‘A Sale of British Marques’ in association with Jaguar Enthusiasts Club will take place on 10th and 11th May at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. Vendors benefit from just 5% + VAT seller’s commission.

To see all the results from the Race Retro Sale, visit


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« Respuesta #1499 en: 27 Febrero 2019, 08:25:06 »

The results of Singer’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS) will be shown at the 89thGeneva International Motorshow, Palexpo, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, within the Michelin display located at Hall 5, Stand 5261, March 5-17, 2019.

DLS is a client-inspired collaboration from the California-based design house of Singer Vehicle Design together with Williams Advanced Engineering -- part of the UK-based Williams Grand Prix Engineering Group -- and a formation of technical partners, in pursuit of the most advanced air-cooled Porsche 911 in the world.

As announced in November 2017, the project began when Singer client and Porsche enthusiast Scott Blattner, requested lightweighting and high-performance enhancements for his 1990 Porsche 964.

To meet the goals defined in collaboration with Scott, Singer engaged globally-renowned technical partners to engineer a selection of restoration and modification services strongly oriented toward lightweighting and dynamic gains.

When it came to tires, this no-compromise approach required the development of bespoke solutions and an extensive testing program. Michelin’s philosophy of ‘Devotion to Detail’ meant that they were ideally aligned to collaborate and innovate with Singer in pursuit of extremely challenging aesthetic and performance targets.


Partner: Michelin

    Michelin Track Connect on bespoke MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 Connect tires developed by Michelin’s Development and Manufacturing team in Greenville, South Carolina.

    Track Connect technology to facilitate optimization of tyre performance for circuit driving.
    Bi-Compound asymmetric design, and Variable Contact Patch 3.0 technology

    Front: 245 / 35 / 18
    Rear: 295 / 30 / 18

Full Details for Dynamics and Lightweighting Study

    1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer – Dynamics and Lightweighting Study.
    In Parallax White with Norfolk Yellow interior

Advanced Air-cooled Engine Development

Partner: Williams Advanced Engineering

A normally-aspirated, air-cooled Porsche flat-six, developed by Williams Advanced Engineering with technical advice and consultancy from Hans Mezger.

    0 litre displacement, titanium valves, 4 per cylinder, dual overhead cams, 500 hp @ 9,000 rpm
    Extensive use of magnesium and lightweight materials to reduce mass
    Lightweight throttle bodies with F1-inspired upper and lower injectors to enhance performance and drivability
    Unique and optimized oiling system to improve lubrication and cooling

Advanced Aerodynamics

Partners: Williams Advanced Engineering with technical advice and consultancy from Norbert Singer

    Every surface on the car re-assessed through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis
    Elimination of front axle lift through redesign of front oil-cooler intake and venting, together with new front splitter
    Optimization of one of the most iconic aerodynamic devices of the twentieth century – the ducktail spoiler.
    Roof-channel and roof/rear window spoiler working with optimized ducktail and diffuser to generate downforce at rear
    Optimization of engine intake and cooling performance through side-window ram-air intakes and rear deck-lid venting.

Mass Efficiency and Core Optimization
Partners: Williams Advanced Engineering & RLE

    Full weight-down study by Williams Advanced Engineering
    Focus on torsional stiffness, mass efficiency and driver environment
    Mass relocation for optimized chassis balance via moving engine forward and component reallocation to front trunk area
    Full carbon fibre bodywork, every panel unique to DLS

Advanced Control Systems
Partner: Bosch

    ABS, traction control and electronic stability control (ESC) systems specifically calibrated for DLS by Bosch
    Switchable driving modes including the option for traction control and stability systems to be turned off


Partner: Williams Advanced Engineering

    Lightweight multi-link, double wishbone, front suspension
    Lightweight, aluminium, rear trailing arm, with integral brake cooling
    Bespoke mass-optimized dampers with remote adjustment

Transmission and Driveline

Partner: Hewland

    Bespoke, 6-speed gearbox, using magnesium casings with hollow shafts for maximum reduction of rotating mass
    Reduced length to reposition engine forward for optimized weight distribution
    Use of motorsport-style tripod joints, centre-lock wheel carriers and modern materials


Partner: Brembo

    Latest technology CCM-R carbon ceramic high performance, lightweight discs for both road and track use
    Lightweight, monobloc calipers, developed for the study


Partners: BBS Motorsport and Williams Advanced Engineering


    Lightweight 18” forged magnesium, monobloc, centre-lock wheels developed for the study by BBS Motorsport
    High strength aluminium and titanium centre-lock mechanism developed by Williams Advanced Engineering

Advanced Lightweight Seating

Partner: Recaro

    Lightweight carbon fibre sports seats specially designed with Recaro for DLS


Partner: MOMO

    Lightweight carbon-fibre steering wheel specially developed by Momo for DLS.



    Raised, manual gear-shift with exposed titanium and magnesium linkage and shift lights integrated in the tachometer
    Drilled carbon and titanium pedals
    Lightweight air-conditioning and heating system
    Instrument gauges with hand-applied characters, floating in a carbon fibre instrument panel


Quote from Rob Dickinson, Founder and Creative Director, Singer Vehicle Design

“Singer Vehicle Design's philosophy for the last decade has been Everything is Important. No detail is too small to be worthy of consideration in pursuit of an encounter with perfection. So, embarking on the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study on behalf of our clients required a formation of the most iconic names in the automotive world.

It has always been of fundamental importance to Singer that dynamic performance is every bit as critical as aesthetic detail. We have always used Michelin tires in that pursuit.

The Pilot Sport Cup 2’s ability to allow a visceral car to deploy its full performance potential, delivering both grip and steering precision, is integral to Singer’s philosophy.

For the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, bespoke sizing was required. Since many of our clients use their cars on both road and track, the innovative Michelin Track Connect technology allows them to optimise tire performance for the circuit.

Michelin agreed to partner with us in this extreme endeavour, providing the innovation that led to bespoke MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 Connect tires which perfectly compliment the DLS approach."

Quote from Mazen Fawaz, Managing Director, Dynamics and Lightweighting Study

“Having a company like Michelin who understand what makes this car special and who were willing to jump in and deploy the strength of their engineering and innovation resources is invaluable. Michelin understands that both dynamic and aesthetic performance must be pursued to engage and delight the client.

Together with world-renowned drivers Chris Harris, Marino Franchitti and the rest of the dynamic development team, we’ve been driving on Michelin tires everywhere from Arctic conditions, to the canyons of Malibu, and the race tracks and country roads of Europe. Michelin’s ability to handle everything we’ve thrown at them and deliver the driving-focused performance we obsess over is remarkable.

Being able to go a step further and fine tune tire performance using the Michelin Track Connect on MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 Connect tires is exactly the type of marriage between innovative 21st century technology and iconic design we pursue in all our work across automotive and watch-making activities.”