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« Respuesta #1755 en: 26 Septiembre 2019, 13:45:55 »

G3 Remarketing reveals the top part-ex tricks pulled on dealers by unscrupulous car buying punters…

When it comes to getting rid of their old car, some sellers will stop at nothing to part-exchange a vehicle that isn’t fit for the road.

Talking to the pool of car dealers on their books, the vehicle auction specialist has put together a list of the top 10 stunts pulled by the public when trading in their old cars, turning on its head the traditional notion of car dealers being the dishonest party.

Here are the top ten tricks that people try when chopping in their old motor - which could cost an unsuspecting trader up to £1,700 to put right!

    Dead battery

It’s very common for a dealer to go out to move a part-exer and find that the battery is, well, terminal, as the previous owner has swapped it out to keep the good one for another car.

Repair estimate: £80

    Illegal tyres

When customers know they’re about to change cars, it’s common for them to switch out good tyres with some part-used or fully worn tyres. Most dealers have to factor a new set of rubber into the refurbishment cost.

Repair estimate: £240 (four tyres)

    Worn brakes

It’s very rare that a dealer will value a part exchange with anything more than a visual inspection. Grinding brakes and worn discs are a common find when it comes to trade-ins.

Repair estimate: £200

    Where’s the spare?

Look under the boot carpet of a part-ex car and quite often you’ll find the spare wheel has gone… on eBay, most likely, along with the inflation kit.

Repair estimate: £80

    No fuel

You wouldn’t expect a part-exchange to come with a full-tank, but many people take their old car in with just fumes left in it. “We’ve even seen customers siphoning petrol out into a jerry can,” said one dealer.

Repair estimate: £20

    A load of rubbish

G3 heard from one dealer whose customer had loaded their old car up ready for a tip run, then just dumped it at the dealership…

Repair estimate: £10

    Mechanical faults

Visual valuations don’t pick up running problems and for many owners the time to trade in their car is when it’s starting to play up - without telling the unsuspecting dealer. “Back in the day a piece of black tape on the dashboard could hide a warning light long enough to do the deal!” said one of our dealers.

Repair estimate: £300

    Daylight robbery

Some punters are so tight that they’ve been known to remove the headlight bulbs from part-exchanges before chopping their car in, leaving the dealer in the dark…

Repair estimate: £20

    Back to the wall

It’s a common trick for a customer bringing in a part-exchange to park it close to a wall in the hope that a dealer doesn’t notice obvious body damage – even better if they time it for when the rain starts to pour!

Repair estimate: £500

    Radio ga-ga

Removing a car’s in-car entertainment system is another fast-one pulled by some punters, no doubt to make a fast buck selling it second-hand.

Repair estimate: £150

Anthony Matthews, Branch Manager at G3 Remarketing said: “We work directly with the trade so we hear a lot of horror stories. That’s why every car we sell, whether it’s £200 or £20,000, comes with a realistic appraisal of its condition and we even offer 30-point mechanical checks on qualifying vehicles to de-risk the process as best as we can.”

G3 Remarketing is one of the most innovative and dynamic vehicle remarketing companies in the UK established to dispose of vehicles direct from fleet companies, finance houses and car supermarkets. With over sixty years’ experience within the automotive industry and a growing database of 15,000 buyers G3 sources the best vehicles from the best suppliers from across the country.

G3 has also compiled a selection of dealers’ true stories, for use alongside this release.

To find out more, either as a buyer or a vendor, go to:


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« Respuesta #1756 en: 30 Septiembre 2019, 08:17:40 »

Classic Car Auctions have among their lots at the forthcoming auction on the 5th October a selection of what could be described as fun and funky yet frugal classics.

One of the stand out cars is from the 1970s, a 1972 Fiat 500 Gamine by Vignale. Scoring extremely highly on the condition report, this small two-seater is based on the Fiat 500 was produced by Carozzeria Vignale. Now fully restored by a London specialist and presented in bright red with beige interior, with the mileage is indicated at 27,637 miles. Estimated at £22,000 to £26,000 this is a much sought after and trendy UK right-hand drive car.

In 1988 Wolfgang Hoffman took the Citroen 2CV and developed a series of kits which are still available today. The designs varied from a pickup to a limousine. What we have here being offered in the sale is a 1984 Citroen 2CV Hoffman Cabrio which could be one of two left in the UK and possibly only 1,700 in the world. The kit came in the form of a glass-reinforced plastic body with steel fame side windows and a convertible soft-top and boot lid. The vendor of this car has used it has her daily driver over the last three years and has just had it serviced ready for the next owner. Estimated at £8,000 to £10,000 this is an unusual take on the classic 2CV.

The Roaring Twenties was the era of large scale adoption of cars and the General Motors group introduced the Pontiac brand in 1926 offering a cheaper range of six-cylinder cars. This 1928 6-28 2-door Sedan has the 25hp, 3050cc straight six with an L Head and was to become the most popular in the range. Finished in Forest Green with a fabric roof and 12 spoke wooden wheels this is a fascinating car at an estimated £8,000 to £10,000.

Now moving on to the 1930s we have what is believed to be called a Speedy, a 1934 Austin 7 Special which had been exported to New Zealand and has undergone complete restoration prior to arriving back in the UK. The interior has been re-trimmed and the body has been re-painted red. Estimated at £10,000 to £12,000 this little open-top tourer will be UK registered in time for the sale.

Our second Austin is the 1936 10 Tourer which was restored 15 to 20 years ago and features a fully functioning Dickie seat and a good soft-top. Estimated at £7,000 to £9,000 this is a great pre-war open-top tourer and an inexpensive way into classic car ownership.

The third of our Austins takes us to the 1970s and this 1974 Austin Mini Clubman is a real find with just 12,000 indicated miles. With just two registered owners and in almost completely original condition having been stored for most of its life, this little gem is being offered at an estimated £7,500 to £9,500. The interior remains as new and the bodywork and mechanicals have been refreshed and now ready for its next owner.

Gary Dunne, Classic Car Auctions auction manager commented: “These are some of the great cars being offered in a weeks time at the Warwickshire Event Centre. The Fiat 500 Gamine really stands out not just in condition but also looks fabulous in red and the 12,000-mile Clubman is also a super car for one lucky bidder”.

“We have over 115 lots of high quality and rare cars, from current classics to future classics, plenty on offer to suit all budgets.”

If you are thinking of consigning your car in the future, you can pre-book an appointment to come along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays, 9th and 23rd October and 6th November where one of our consigners will be on hand to help you through the process and we can arrange professional photography and entry to the museum at our cost entirely free of charge.

Viewing takes place on Friday 4th October from 12pm to 6pm with the auction getting underway on Saturday the 5th from 12pm.

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.

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


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« Respuesta #1757 en: 30 Septiembre 2019, 08:19:55 »

Marking the anniversary year of the return of the legendary VW Beetle to production by the British Army, Driven to Extremes is offering the drive of a lifetime in the Sahara Bug Rally 2020.

The 17-day driving adventure next March will see teams tackle the original Dakar Rally route across the Sahara Desert in special Volkswagen Beetles. With all terrain tyres, lifted suspension and underbody protection, the modified vehicles will be equipped for the challenging terrain, including breath-taking mountain passes, soft sand dunes, rocky desert tracks and treacherous dry riverbeds.

With teams sourcing and preparing their own vehicles, with the support of Driven to Extremes, before heading to North Africa, the Sahara Bug Rally is a stern test of teamwork. From the Algerian border to the Atlantic Ocean, the entrants will head for the finish line as they traverse 1,000 miles of sand, rock and gravel through Morocco.

With the cost of entry just £745pp* for a team of up to four, it’s the ultimate celebration of one of most important cars.

Driving an icon
In 1945, following World War 2, Major Ivan Hirst of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) famously saved Volkswagen by restarting Beetle production. In 2020, to mark the 75th anniversary of this event, VW Beetles will return the favour. Organised and run by a team of ex-service personnel, the event supports military veterans suffering from PTSD, helping them get back on their feet.**

With the first generation of modern VW Beetle now available from just £300 as a used car, the Sahara Bug Rally gives motoring and adventure enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to modify their own vehicles and drive one of the most exciting routes in the world. Fitting raised suspension, a tough engine sump guard and strong recovery points, the Sahara Bug Rally is open to any VW Beetles, old shape or new. Guidance and support on sourcing and preparing the vehicles is available from Driven to Extremes, with a turn-key service available on request.***

Delivered by expedition specialists Max Adventure, the expert team has planned and led expeditions for the likes of explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Hollywood actor Tom Hardy and ex F1 Ferrari racer Mike Salo, in as far-flung places as Siberia, the North Pole and Mt Everest. Operating in the most extreme environments on earth, from -60°C Siberia to +50°C of the Sahara and extreme altitudes of the Himalayas, the team has over 25 years’ experience.

The cost for this incredible adventure is just £745.00* per person and £495.00 per car, with discounted rates for serving & ex-military teams. Entry fee includes full expedition support (leader, guide, medic & mechanic) in 4x4’s, return ferry from Spain to Morocco, all accommodation in Africa (hotel & camping), branded clothing and vehicle graphics.

To test your mettle in the Sahara Bug Rally, between March 13 – 29, 2020, contact for further information, or visit the 'Driven to Extremes’ website and Facebook page.


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« Respuesta #1758 en: 30 Septiembre 2019, 14:45:31 »

On 28 September 1929, Mario Umberto “Baconìn” Borzacchini, at the wheel of a Maserati Tipo V4, set the world land speed record for the flying 10 kilometres. The car had made its race debut on 15 September, driven by Alfieri Maserati in the Monza Grand Prix, finishing the race in sixth place. Two weeks later, before the race at the Circuito di Cremona, the “Giornata dei record”, a time trial on the flying 10 kilometres, was organised. The race was held on the old state (now provincial) highway no. 10-Padania Inferiore, which runs in a straight line East-North-East out of the city of Cremona for approximately 17 km. The 10 km course started from the town hall at Gadesco Pieve Delmona and finished at Sant’Antonio d’Anniata, a village near Pessina Cremonese, with a 3 km margin for the flying start and for stopping.

The international rules required the course to be completed twice, once in each direction. The average of the times logged was approved for the purposes of the record. Borzacchini covered the uphill leg in 2’25”20/100, with an average speed of 247.933 km/h. On the downhill leg he took two more seconds, logging 2’27”40/100, giving an average of 244.233 km/h. His overall average time was 2’26”30/100, equivalent to a speed of 246.069 km/h: world record for class C (from 3,000 to 5,000 cc). This was an extraordinary achievement by Mario “Baconìn” Borzacchini, breaking the previous recorded, set by Ernest Eldridge at Montlhéry in 1927 with 225.776 km/h and a time of 2’39”45/100.

The record was an outstanding achievement, celebrated in Bologna with a dinner hosted by the Automobile Club attended by the city's top officials, the drivers and Enzo Ferrari, who took advantage of this opportunity to persuade the two wealthy Emilia-region businessmen Alfredo Caniato and Mario Tadini to establish the racing team which was to bear his name.

The Maserati Tipo V4 marked a major milestone for Maserati in terms of innovation. The aim was to produce a mighty powerplant by combining two identical straight eight engines. This complex design comprised two Tipo 26B engines mounted side by side, connected by a single crankcase containing two crankshafts.

The name Maserati Tipo V4 referred to the V layout of the rows of cylinders, placed at a 25° angle, and the displacement of 4 litres. Each of the two sets of cylinders had its own magneto ignition, its own carburettor with supercharger and its own crankshaft, giving a power output of over 280 HP.

The chassis was specially reinforced to cope with the massive power of the engine. It consisted of the usual C-section pressed steel section rails; the car had a 4-speed gearbox with a single propeller shaft ending at the rigid rear axle with semi-elliptical spring suspension. It proved impossible to eliminate the rapid tyre wear and the inadequacy of the braking system, problems generated by the car's immense power and considerable weight.

Key technical features of the Tipo V4:

Engine: sixteen cylinders, in two rows of eight in 25° V arrangement
Displacement: 3,961 cc
Power: from 280 hp to 305 hp
Transmission: mechanical four speeds + reverse
Chassis: riveted C-section pressed steel section rails and cross-members
Dry weight: 1,050 kg
Top speed: 260 km/h


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1759 en: 01 Octubre 2019, 14:27:45 »

The Silverstone Auctions sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is looking set to be one of the best auctions with some significant high-performance modern classics and supercars being offered.

From Jaguar the ultimate of big cats, the XJ220, from Aston Martin a super rare factory-built Virage Volante Widebody, from Noble the M600 Carbon Sport and fighting to keep up is a rare low mileage BMW Z3 M Coupe with its own special weapon under the bonnet.

The Jaguar XJ220 was announced in the late 1980s just before the recession hit in the early 1990s. It was not good timing for Jaguar, as the first of its high performance and eagerly awaited supercar was due to arrive to owners who had been on a waiting list for some years. It was also the fastest production car in the world after setting 212.3 mph at the Nardo test track in Italy.

With a change in the original specification along with the financial collapse of the markets only 275 of these cars were eventually produced, making it at the time one of the most expensive cars in the world. But they are still one of the most admired and extremely desirable for any collector.

This 1993 UK-supplied right-hand drive XJ220 has a very special history of just two owners and an incredibly low mileage of just 2,000 miles. It was delivered new to Sir John Madjeski who was the founder of the magazine Thames Valley Trader which became Auto Trader and was Chairman of Reading FC. Our vendor purchased the car from him in 2010 and formed part of his collection. Finished in Spa Silver with a Charcol interior this car has had

£28,000 spent including the replacement of the fuel cell and other recommended work with XJ220 specialists Don Law. Estimated at £350,000 to £400,000 this is a superb opportunity to acquire of the most significant, low mileage and low ownership supercars of its time.

Last week we announced four superb classic Aston Martins and now to add to the pack we have one of the 26 factory-built Virage Volante Widebody from 1994. This 6.3-litre V8 car certainly looked the part with the flared wheel arches and larger wheels creating demand for a kit for those who had the standard version. The stand-out fact of this car is that it is the third Widebody produce of the 26 to full specification for registration in the UK. Presented in Buckingham Green with a black leather interior, this is one stunning looking car with an estimate of

£100,000 to £120,000 and just under 11,000 miles with a substantial service history. The Original Bill of Sale shows the total price of this car new was £195,236, so this is a fabulous opportunity to acquire one of these 26 factory-built cars.

Noble Automotive was established in 1999 to build high-speed sports cars and in 2010 they started to produce the M600 aimed to take on the established brands and enter hypercar territory. This 2013 UK-supplied right- hand drive car is the Carbon Sport edition with a Yamaha sourced 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. The Carbon Sport is the second car in the range of hand-built sports cars and this version is estimated at £150,000 to £170,000. Finished in polished Carbon with red detailing, 11,500 miles from just two owners and a full Noble works service history, this is a great looking 225mph supercar.

Our final car in this release isn’t quite in the territory of our high-performance supercars but none the less it is equally rare and just as potent in its own circle of competition. It has also been part of a private collection of a discerning collector who is also offering other cars in this auction, including the Aston Martin mentioned in this release. This 2003 BMW Z3M Coupe is fitted with the S54 engine from the BMW M3. A clearly loved car as the first owner sold it to his brother who then sold it back to him, so he must have missed it! Details of the car’s life can be found in the history file and its recent service last month. With just 11,282 miles this well-specified Z3M in Titan Silver with a black leather interior is a very sought-after car and at £40,000 to £45,000 can you afford to let this one slip by.

Harry Whale Silverstone Auctions Auction Manager commented: “The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor show at the NEC is a great auction for us, we always get some great cars consigned. These latest cars are superb examples of current and future classics.”

“We have a number of extremely notable cars from a private collection, two of which are in this release, but all

are of the highest quality.”

Silverstone Auctions are accepting cars for their Classic Motor Show auction on the 9th and 10th November and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, closing date is the 15th October.

On each day, the automobilia and lifestyle auctions start at 11am and the car auction starts at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am)


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« Respuesta #1760 en: 01 Octubre 2019, 14:28:09 »

Beaulieu’s 2020 calendar of events has been announced with the world-famous Spring and International Autojumbles, Beaulieu Supercar Weekend and a range of fabulous family entertainment in the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

For an early season highlight, Spring Autojumble on May 16th-17th will gather more than 1,000 stands offering classic car parts, motoring literature, automobilia bargains and classics for sale. Special displays will be held by Saab Owners Club GB – marking 60 years of the Saab 96, Austin A30 & A35 Owners’ Club and favourite MoggyFest.

On September 5th-6th, International Autojumble will build on the success of this year’s popular Golden Oldies display, featuring a brand new classic car display, as well as 2,000-plus stands and rare finds at Bonhams auction at the UK’s biggest autojumble.

High-octane Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 8th-9th will celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary with even more incredible supercars, sound-offs, special features and demonstration runs to put some of the world’s greatest performance cars to the test.

Beaulieu’s record-breaking range of Simply rallies will also celebrate key anniversaries across the car marques, including half a century of the genre-defining Range Rover at Simply Land Rover, 45 years of the Jaguar XJ-S at Simply Jaguar, 15 years of the V8 Vantage at Simply Aston Martin and 35 years of the Ford Sierra Cosworth at Simply Ford.

Beaulieu Events Manager Judith Maddox said: “2020 is going to be a big year for car displays, with exciting motoring anniversaries being celebrated at our Simply rallies. For family entertainment, our greatly-anticipated Fireworks Spectacular will return on October 31st 2020 so we can’t miss having a special Halloween theme. We look forward to another successful season next year.”

For the full line-up of events please see below. For the latest details see


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« Respuesta #1761 en: 01 Octubre 2019, 14:28:32 »

What was once Britain’s most significant new car will mark its 30th anniversary in a unique manner, with what’s thought to be the first ever full re-enactment of an original new car press launch.

Taking place at Lucknam Park Hotel near Chippenham, Wilts, the ‘new’ Rover 200 will be shown to the assembled guests on October 10th, ahead of a re-run of the original press conference, hosted by former Rover Group Product Communications Director Denis Chick, who was there the first time round.

Outside the striking frontage of Lucknam Park Hotel, four 200s will be displayed representing the original models in the range: a 214Si, 214 GSi, 216 SLi and 216 GSi.

The moment will not only recall the most significant British car launch of 30 years ago, but also the first ever automotive press event hosted at the Hotel and Spa, which opened in the summer of 1989.

Denis Chick recalled: “We were the first car company to hold a press launch at this incredible Costwolds venue after its conversion into a luxury hotel, and now, as then, the staff have been brilliantly accommodating - we’re celebrating a piece of our history and also the hotel’s.

“The venue and the scenery around Lucknam were just what we needed to show off the R8’s outstanding qualities, while the road routes were fantastic. I recall the launch with great clarity - we had to get it right and we did.”

Among some of those attending the event will be former Lucknam Hall staff, who will return to serve the guests just as they did in 1989.

The cars will follow the original press launch route - a scenic tour of the Cotswolds taking in some fantastic country roads that will show off the 200’s advanced ride and handling just as it did back in the day.

Rover 200 & 400 Owners Club chairman and former Rover Group engineer, John Batchelor, said: “We wanted to do something unique and original to mark the 30th anniversary of the R8, so when one of our members - a motoring writer - met up with Rover’s former PR director at the NEC earlier this year, a plan was hatched. We don’t think any car club has ever done anything like this before.

“We’d be absolutely thrilled if we could track down anyone who attended the launch first time around.”


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« Respuesta #1762 en: 02 Octubre 2019, 08:15:25 »

Contracts have been signed to commence construction on the next key phase of development at Bicester Heritage – a major extension of the Bicester Heritage Technical Site as part of the Bicester Motion Technical Cluster. The move follows the appointment of Northamptonshire-based Buckingham Group as the construction partner for the project which will be delivered in Q2 of 2020.

Thanks to the unanimous planning approval that the project has received from Cherwell District Council, the entire £10.4 million project has been comprehensively funded from the outset with the backing of Handelsbanken AB.

Daniel Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage, commented: “The New Technical Site is the latest phase in the growth of Bicester Heritage, effectively doubling the size of the existing Technical Site's floor area. The new buildings not only enable us to meet demand but also allow Bicester Heritage to evolve while growing its Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring. We very much look forward to opening in 2020, just 18 months since planning permission was unanimously granted.” 

The commencement of works signifies an exciting new era in the history of the former RAF aerodrome with the first new-build development in more than 80 years.

Daniel Geoghegan added: “Commencing this construction is a significant moment for our historic location. This represents the next chapter in the future of Bicester Heritage, as part of the wider Bicester Motion vision is created.”

Occupying land currently lying derelict alongside Skimmingdish Lane, formerly an active part of the RAF Bicester base, the New Technical Site will provide purpose-built units, allowing new businesses to join the thriving Bicester Heritage community in eight new buildings.

Built sympathetically and in keeping with their Grade II-listed surroundings, the new units – ranging in size from 5,000-17,000 ft2 – are expected to create a host of new skilled employment and training opportunities. More than 80% of the space has been pre-let in advance of the construction beginning and, with an extensive waiting list already in place for the remaining units, the New Technical Site has proved an immediate business success.

The design and arrangement of the New Technical Site, which received unanimous approval from the Cherwell District Council’s planning committee in December 2018, has been developed with a conservation-led approach. This ensures the respect of the site’s historic significance and the creation of new structures that are in keeping with the character and appearance of the wider development.

Jonty Ashworth, Property Development Manager at Bicester Motion, said: “The plans safeguard the award-winning restoration works carried out by Bicester Heritage on the Technical Site. The air raid structures will form a notable part of the new site, with many being restored and upgraded as part of the development. The old and the new form an integrated whole ensuring that the historic buildings do not become isolated from their setting and historical context.

“We have taken great care in the design of the New Technical Site: our core aim is to be sympathetic to the historic environment while clearly defining the next chapter in the site’s history to maintain legibility of the past and present.

“The design also seeks to provide a sense of continuity – not to mimic the past but to include references and design cues that will help the new buildings assimilate with their surroundings. Thus, the designs include a range of building forms that echo the existing structures while creating new ones that are unique in character. These have been influenced by the existing Technical Site which is itself now held as a national exemplar of constructive conservation by Historic England.”

For more information about the opportunities available on the new technical site at Bicester Motion, please contact Ian Wallace, Senior Account Manager, Newspress Creative.


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« Respuesta #1763 en: 02 Octubre 2019, 15:08:21 »

Extraordinary vehicles with extravagant design. Paired with an unimaginable amount of power and very high speeds. Bugatti has been at the pinnacle of automotive engineering for 110 years. With the current world record of the Chiron1 Super Sport 300+, the first car ever to reach a speed of over 300 miles per hour at 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h), Bugatti is once again underlining its technically outstanding performance. And not for the first time. A look back at recent history demonstrates that Bugatti has continued to set world records.

“Since being established 110 years ago Bugatti has been linked to technically extraordinary, very powerful and fast vehicles and quite rightly so. Bugatti vehicles have set several records in the past 30 years alone and we are proud of that,” explains Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. A brief overview:

The Bugatti EB110 was the fastest supersports car in the 1990s

At the beginning of the 1990s, Artioli Romani created the first modern supersports car with the Bugatti EB110 that paved the way for the hypersports cars of the 2000s: all-wheel drive, four turbochargers and a carbon-fibre monocoque. In combination with powerful engines, Bugatti squeezed out everything that was technically possible. The EB110 features a 3.5-litre V12 mid engine with five valves per combustion chamber located behind the driver and, depending on the model and development stage, the output generated is between 560 PS in the GT and 610 PS in the Supersport (SS). The ingredients for numerous world records for series production vehicles:

EB110 GT

    Best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 3.46 seconds, May 1992
    Best acceleration over 400 metres: 11.4 seconds, May 1992
    Best acceleration over 1,000 metres: 20.7 seconds, to 259.7 km/h, May 1992
    Best top speed: 342 km/h, May 1992

EB110 SS

    Best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h: 3.26 seconds, May 1993
    Best acceleration over 400 metres: 10.9 seconds, May 1993
    Best acceleration over 1,000 metres: 19.61 seconds, to 276.5 km/h, May 1993
    Best top speed: 351 km/h with EB110 SS, May 1993
    Fastest car powered by natural gas: world record with natural gas of 344.7 km/h, July 1994
    Fastest series production car on ice: 296.34 km/h, March 1995

Bugatti set three speed records with the Veyron

The Veyron, which was produced in the French town of Molsheim from 2005, followed suit. It was driven by an 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine initially generating 1,001 PS. The first hypersports car reached over 408.47 km/h several times in April. The value entered in the type approval documents was 407 km/h. Consequently, the Veyron was the world’s fastest series production sports car at its production launch.

In June 2010, the enhanced Veyron Super Sport even topped that performance. Its engine now produced 1,200 PS and propelled the hypersports car to speeds of up to 431 km/h, once again claiming the world record as the fastest road-legal series production vehicle. A second key, the so-called Speed Key, must be activated in order to reach the incredible speed of more than 400 km/h. When this key is activated, the Veyron is lowered to a V-shape, the rear wing is adjusted and the diffuser flaps are closed to lower the drag. A technical masterpiece. In April 2013, the open-top Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse set yet another speed record: Reaching 408.84 km/h, it became the world’s fastest road-legal roadster.

    Best top speed: 408 km/h with Veyron 16.4, May 2005
    Best top speed: 431 km/h with Veyron Super Sport, June 2010
    Fastest roadster: 408 km/h with Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, April 2013

Three world records for the Chiron

And now the current Chiron1, the hypersports car that is once again hand-built in the French town of Molsheim. Its 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine generates 1,103 kW/1,500 PS and its torque is 1,600 newton metres. In 2017, former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya set a new world record in the Chiron. He drove a Chiron from 0 to 400 to 0 km/h in only 41.96 seconds, setting the fastest time achieved up to this point.

With the Chiron, Bugatti is now the first manufacturer ever to exceed 300 miles per hour. At the same time, Bugatti has set a new speed record for pre-series prototypes at 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h). Never before has a vehicle by a series-production manufacturer reached such high speeds. “It’s an incredible achievement for Bugatti. It once again demonstrates what Bugatti employees in the various departments are capable of. The name of Bugatti will forever go down in the history books as the first brand to pass the 300-mile-per-hour mark,” says Stephan Winkelmann.

    Fastest time for 0-400-0 km/h: 41.96 seconds with Chiron, September 2017
    First series production car over 300 mph: 304.773 mph with Chiron, July 2019
    Fastest series production car: 490.484 km/h with Chiron Super Sport 300+, July 2019

“Automotive enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for this moment and encouraged us to take the step. We heard you loud and clear and this record is for you. However, this was the last time for us. We will no longer take part in this race. We have shown numerous times that we build the fastest cars in the world. In future we will focus on other exciting projects,” says Stephan Winkelmann.

Because speed is not everything. Hypersports cars made by Bugatti are defined not only by their top speed, but also by their exclusive character, luxury, unrivalled beauty and high level of automotive craftsmanship. “All of these things together are exclusively available in the Chiron as the world’s only hypersports car. We will concentrate on these elements even more in the future,” says Stephan Winkelmann. Despite or perhaps just because of the many world records.

    1 Chiron: Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 / extra urban 15.2 / combined 22.5; CO2 emissions (combined), g/km: 516; efficiency class: G


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« Respuesta #1764 en: 02 Octubre 2019, 15:08:49 »

Classic car auction disruptor, The Market, achieved an industry leading sales rate of 86 per cent during September with total sales of over £327,900, as well as a new UK record auction price for a 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider S2 2000 Veloce.

Described as possibly the best example in the country, the original right-hand-drive 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider S2 had been stripped back to bare metal and rebuilt to ‘better than new’ condition, with a blend of patinated original features and fresh parts. The Spider sold for £29,000 on the online auction platform, more than £12,000 above its lower estimate, securing a new UK record auction price for the model.

“September has been another fantastic month for The Market, with all but four of 29 cars selling on our online-only auction platform,” comments Tristan Judge, director, The Market. “The Alfa Romeo Spider S2 is a wonderful representation of the last month’s results, selling well over estimate and achieving a new UK record price.”

Also achieving a spectacular result, a 1967 Volvo 130 Amazon with £50,000 spent on a full professional conversion to full Road Rally/Regularity specification reached a final sale price of £38,000, more than double its pre-auction estimate. Sold as ‘on the button’ and ‘ready to go’, the Volvo Amazon had been prepared for competing at events such as Le Jog, Peking-to-Paris or Classic Malts.

Meanwhile, a restored 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi proved the pulling power of The Market’s bidding platform by selling well above its lower auction estimate for £57,000, returning over £54,000 to the vendor. As a model which had failed to sell at other recent auction events, the final bid for this particular 308 GTSi was a significant £13,000 over the lower pre-auction estimate.

“These results prove that we attract high quality vehicles and that when placing them before our buyers we are generating very successful auctions for both buyers and sellers. We’ve seen some genuine bargains sold on the platform this month, making for very happy buyers, but also very happy sellers, who receive 95 per cent of sale price, with many having struggled to sell their classics elsewhere by more traditional methods,” 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 additional fees.

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


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« Respuesta #1765 en: 09 Octubre 2019, 09:42:22 »

Fiat, one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished car companies, has been appointed as an official Manufacturer Patron to the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (Sunday 3 November), a Royal Automobile Club event.

Patronage is reserved solely for those illustrious motor manufacturers that can trace their history back to the very early pioneering period of pre-1905 veteran cars – as permitted to participate in the world’s longest-running motoring event – and which are still actively making cars today.

Known initially as Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, Fiat was founded in Turin by a group of investors on Tuesday 11th July 1899 and is celebrating its milestone 120th anniversary in 2019.

Boasting such a pedigree, it is no surprise that a number of the legendary Italian company’s first few inventions are always among the 400+ extraordinary innovators on the annual commemorative journey from capital to coast. Now, to honour the company’s new status as a Manufacturer Patron of the Run in its 120th year, the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu is working with Fiat to ready the oldest Fiat in Britain for next month’s magnificent homage.

Dating back to the origins of today’s global industrial giant, the museum’s remarkable 1899 model is one of the world’s earliest surviving Fiats. It is propelled by 3.5 horsepower, 697cc, twin-cylinder engine powering the four-seater vis-à-vis bodied car to a top speed of around 22mph – very respectable for the period.

Fiat became the first Italian marque to take on the Run in 1934 when A. Powys Lybbe participated in a three-wheeled Fiat constructed at the end of the 19th century, featuring a three-speed mesh gearbox.

“Fiat has an incredible heritage and we are honoured that it has chosen to become a Manufacturer Patron to the Run – more so in what is clearly a very special year for the company,” said Miles Wade, Club Secretary of the Royal Automobile Club. “To have the oldest Fiat in the country joining us on the road to Brighton will add to the Run’s celebratory atmosphere whilst also illustrating Fiat’s remarkable ancestry.”

In its eminence as an official Patron, Fiat will also be partnering the Drivers’ Briefing on the eve of the sunrise departure from Hyde Park at the Royal Automobile Club’s prestigious Pall Mall clubhouse.

Fiat UK’s Marketing Director Andrea Lo Presti said “We are very pleased to partner with the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in our 120th year. It will be great to see one of the earliest surviving Fiats in the world back on the road and heading down to Brighton.”

Full details of the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run can be found on the event website at


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« Respuesta #1766 en: 09 Octubre 2019, 09:42:42 »

Last weekend’s sale of 115 Everyman Classics at the Warwickshire Event Centre achieved outstanding results as two Ford Capris and a delivery mileage BMW 1M stood out as they went under the hammer at the CCA sale.

Modern classics were certainly cars to be watching as a Golf Sportline, BMW 735i, Mercedes E55 AMG, Ferrari 348 and an Audi Quattro achieved very solid results.

Classics featured very well with 1959 Isetta Bubble car, Triumph TR250, an Austin 7 Special and two MG TDs also achieving excellent results.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “We had a very good sale resulting in a very respectable 68% sale rate in the current market conditions. Classics did very well, but so did modern future classics with some notable standouts all helping to achieve over £1.1 million worth of sales.”

“The quality of the cars consigned was excellent and wide-ranging. From these results, modern classics are certainly proving a popular investment, but your traditional classics are still holding their own.”

Out of the 115 cars consigned there were two Ford Capris from the 1970s. Lot 741 the 1974 Mk1 RS3100 which had been superbly restored and possibly one of 50 left achieved £53,280 and the just as rare Lot 749 1970 Mk1 2000 V4 GT XLR in outstanding condition saw £27,195 as the hammer fell.

One of the most modern cars crossing the block and taking centre stage at the auction was Lot 755 the 2011 BMW 1M with delivery mileage only. Finished in a striking Valencia Orange this car had been tucked away from the elements and now having seen the light sold for £59,385.

The quality of modern classics continued with Lot 708 a 1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline which had just 26,000 miles on the clock and was in amazing condition. Sparking lots of interest it sold for a staggering £26,085. Lot 727 was also in remarkable condition and seemingly un-marked this 1985 BMW 735i with 18,000 miles sold for £17,205.

Other notable achievements were Lots 728 a 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG a super impressive super-saloon selling for £17,205, Lot 724 a 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider in manual sold for £53,280. Lot 714 a very nice example of a 1988 Audi UR Quattro in Tornado Red sold for £22,866.

Among the traditional classics, there were some very unusual and well-presented offerings, Lot 709 a cheeky little 1959 BMW Isetta Bubble Car saw battle between Cyprus and Dorset eventually selling to a Cypriot museum for £12,210. Lot 739 a very nicely restored 1968 Triumph TR250 sold for £37,185, Lot 759 the little 1934 Austin 7 Special had a last-minute change to No Reserve and sped off the blocks at £12,210 still achieving its estimate. There were two 1953 MG TDs in the auction and eight lots apart both selling very well. Lot 780 the fully restored Old English White car which had been converted from left to right-hand drive sold for £24,420 and Lot 788 also fully restored but in left-hand drive sold for £22,200.

Gary Dunne continued: “Some very pleasing results, a testament to the quality of the catalogue and these highlighted cars are just some sold within their estimated price range. A full list can be found on our website.”

“Our next sale is on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre, so we look forward to our next catalogue of consignments over the coming weeks.”

If you are thinking of consigning your car in the future, you can pre-book an appointment to come along to our Cars Coffee and Consigning event that we are holding at the British Motor Museum on the following Wednesdays, 9th and 23rd October and 6th November where one of our consigners will be on hand to help you through the process and we can arrange professional photography and entry to the museum at our cost entirely free of charge.

Classic Car Auctions are now taking entries for their next sale on the 7th December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

They can be contacted on 01926 640888 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car, alternatively, you can also use their online Value My Classic service.

Forthcoming Auctions
7th December - CCA December Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre 28th and 29th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham 13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
26th September – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre 12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


741 - 1974 Ford Capri MK1 RS3100
749 - 1970 Ford Capri MK1 2000 V4 GT XLR
755 - 2011 BMW 1M
708 - 1993 VW Golf GTi Sportline Cabriolet
727 - 1985 BMW 735i Auto
728 - 1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG (W210)
724 - 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider Manual UK Car
714 - 1988 Audi UR Quattro (WR-10v)
709 - 1959 BMW Isetta Bubble Car
739 - 1968 Triumph TR250
759 - 1934 Austin 7 Special
780 - 1953 MG TD
788 - 1953 MG TD Midget


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« Respuesta #1767 en: 09 Octubre 2019, 15:05:07 »

As an extraordinary and magical event, the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has always been a magnet for people from all walks of life.

Taking part each year are families who have participated in their cherished automotive heirlooms for generations, but the enchanting lure of the world’s longest-running motoring event also has a history of captivating numerous well-known personalities too. In recent years, famous faces driving on the annual pilgrimage from capital to coast have included the 1996 Formula One World Champion, Damon Hill, broadcaster Chris Evans, and supermodel Yasmin Le Bon.

Come Sunday 3 November 2019 another familiar tv broadcaster – Alan Titchmarsh MBE – will be motoring to Brighton in one of the pioneering pre-1905 veteran cars.

As well as his well-known work on TV and as a professional gardener and novelist, Titchmarsh is also a huge classic car enthusiast… his first such acquisition was a 1928 Morris Cowley and, today, he owns a 1929 Bentley Le Mans 4.5-litre and a fully restored 1963 Jaguar E-type. On the day of the Run he’ll be behind the wheel – or perhaps tiller – of a stunning 1902 Mors as he leaves Hyde Park at sunrise on the first Sunday in November all bound for Brighton.

He knows the Run well, having jumped aboard with others on the route to Brighton last year. But he has never driven on the Run before… until now; a prospect he is really relishing.

"The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is an event like no other,” says Titchmarsh. “You can keep your Formula 1 – for me this is the real thing. I know of no other experience which can match it: the wind in your hair, a vehicle more than a hundred years old throbbing beneath you and a heart-stopping journey to the seaside on a mechanical work of art. Pure magic! I've enjoyed it as a passenger and this year I get to drive. Beam me up Scottie!"

Full details of the 2019 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run can be found on the event website at


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1768 en: 09 Octubre 2019, 15:05:31 »

Share your favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang memories and photos of memorabilia for a chance to win a VIP experience as part of Beaulieu’s Chitty-themed October half-term.

Do you have fond memories of watching the film as a child, singing along to the musical, marvelling as Chitty’s wings unfolded for the first time or hiding from the Child Catcher? Or do you still have a treasured Corgi model of the legendary flying car tucked away, or perhaps books, games, posters, lunch boxes or even your own Chitty pedal car?

Then head to Beaulieu’s Facebook page at, Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants or Instagram @national_motor_museum to share your stories and pictures. The winner will be invited as a VIP guest for a photo opportunity inside the original Child Catcher Carriage, win a selection of sweet treats and gifts from the Toot Sweet trolley, a brand new Corgi Chitty model and £50 lunch voucher for the Brabazon Restaurant . . . and be treated to a ride around the grounds of the attraction in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction.

The competition celebrates a last chance to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years in the National Motor Museum before the exhibition closes on November 3rd. Visitors can see an original screen Chitty, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious, Lord Scrumptious’ rare Austro-Daimler 27/80 Prince Henry, the original Child Catcher carriage, the film’s inventive machines created by Rowland Emett, a replica Grandpa Potts’ hut and previously unseen original film artwork and memorabilia.

For October half-term, from October 27th - November 3rd, you can also follow a Chitty trail around the attraction to hear Chitty storytelling in Palace House, get hands-on with Chitty-themed crafts and even see Chitty in action as it is driven around the grounds.

You may not have a solid silver Chitty model like the one featured in our exhibtion but we would love to see what treasures you have. From fun everyday items to unique souvenirs, it’s amazing what quirky and unexpected Chitty memorabilia is waiting to be discovered.

Remarkable props brought together by the exhibition’s curator have included the original Spy Phone which had been hanging on the wall of a pub, a scale model of Grandpa Potts’ hut which starred in the film’s flying scenes, costumes as worn in the film and its storyboard artwork.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years can be seen as part of the general admission to Beaulieu, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, the ancestral Montagu family home of Palace House, Secret Army exhibition, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey and the grounds and gardens. To buy tickets in advance online or for more information see or call 01590 612345.

For competition T&Cs, see The competition closes on Sunday 20th October.


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« Respuesta #1769 en: 10 Octubre 2019, 14:43:57 »

Next month’s Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show has all the hallmarks of a bumper birthday celebration.

On Saturday 2nd November, the country’s biggest free-to-view car-themed spectacle will also be honouring stand-out landmarks of no fewer than five British motoring industry icons: the 60th birthdays of both the iconic Mini and Austin Healey 3000 sportscar; 50th birthdays of the Ford Capri and Triumph TR6 as well as 30 years since the final incarnation of the much-admired Middlebridge Scimitar.

Regent Street is also marking a milestone as it celebrates 200 years at the heart of the capital. With the street pedestrianised for the day between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, enthusiastic car clubs representing all five of these marques and models will be showcasing special kerbside static displays within the event’s evocative Classic Motoring Zone for Show visitors to enjoy.

It was back in 1959 that Sir Alec Issigonis stunned the world by introducing his revolutionary design for the Mini. Its diminutive stature, nimble handling and cheeky looks quickly found favour with those in cities right around the world, notably in ‘with-it’ London where it became a fashion symbol of flower power and the Swinging Sixties. Early Minis were a common sight on Regent Street where today, the BMW-inspired continuation model remains equally at home.

Soft-top British sportscars were also all the rage back in the Sixties – a decade neatly bookended by the Austin Healey 3000 and TR6. Both two-seater roadsters boasted six-cylinder engines but were born a decade apart – the former in 1959, the latter ten years later in 1969. Today they are both highly collectable and much-loved symbols of a halcyon era of fun-loving hedonism.

Jumping on the fashion band-wagon, Ford introduced its new Capri in the same year as the Michelotti-penned TR6 and marketed it as ‘the car you have always promised yourself’. Despite its coupé compromises and humble underpinnings, the Mustang-inspired fastback was a head-turner and half a century’s passage has not dulled its attractiveness.

The equally striking Scimitar also dates back to the same times and is renowned for its Royal Family connections.

Back in 1970, HRH The Princess Royal was given an original Scimitar GTE shooting brake (now more commonly known as the estate car) as a joint 20th birthday and Christmas present by Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and still owns one of the final run of born-again Middlebridge Scimitar models. Those date back to 1989 hence the birthday celebrations.

The anniversary-themed Classic Motoring Zone is just one of the many attractions for huge numbers of visitors to the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show to savour – an event which in 2019 will be acclaiming Regent Street’s full automotive history.

Though not quite spanning the full 200 years, cars on display will stretch back to the Victorian and Edwardian days, wonderfully represented by more than a hundred extraordinary pre-1905 pioneers taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance before heading off the following morning on the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Bringing the story right up-to-date, Go Ultra Low will be demonstrating the latest generation of electric cars that are becoming symbols of the style of motoring coming in the years ahead.

“The amazing popularity of the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show has always been that it illuminates the full spectrum of automotive history, so there really is something for anyone with even the slightest interest in motoring past, present or, indeed, future,” explained Ben Cussons, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club. “While we can’t quite match Regent Street’s double century, we are delighted to be adding some more candles to the cake by celebrating the birthdays of these five marvelous British classics.”

For more information on the Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show, visit the event’s official website: