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« Respuesta #1890 en: 11 Marzo 2020, 09:33:21 »

RUF Automobile GmbH, manufacturer and creator of bespoke sports cars that combine performance and suitability for everyday use, unveiled the RUF Rodeo Concept and the first production RUF SCR at its headquarters in Pfaffenhausen, Germany.

The Rodeo Concept was inspired by the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance and its founder – and friend of RUF – Bruce Meyer, as well as by Ralph Lauren and his 2011 Western Collection and RUF enthusiast and collector Phillip Sarofim who has roots in Texas. The car features the same carbon fibre monocoque chassis as the CTR Anniversary and the SCR, but with a four-wheel drive system to tackle off-road use, larger all-terrain tires, longer-travel suspension and more. The Rodeo Concept can accommodate either a normally aspirated or turbo-charged RUF flat-six engine.

“When we began building our own automobiles it was all for the thrill of the drive,” said Estonia Ruf, marketing director of RUF Automobile GmbH. “The Rodeo Concept combines that passion for cars with the love of western culture – an appreciation I found while studying in Oklahoma, USA. This car is inspired by some of our favorite people and our love for the countryside.”

Shown alongside the Rodeo Concept was the first production RUF SCR. The SCR features a 4.0L normally aspirated flat-six engine producing 510 HP, 470 Nm of torque and weighs in at 1,250 kg. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox which gives the car the optimal mechanical feel. The car’s spoiler generates high downforce and keeps the RUF SCR stable at its top speed of 320kmh (199 mph).

For more information on RUF automobiles, visit the RUF website at


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« Respuesta #1891 en: 11 Marzo 2020, 14:47:34 »

The London Concours, will be hosting a special display of iconic Aston Martin models in its ‘Great Marques – Aston Martin’, presented by Nicholas Mee & Company. With a line-up of 11 of the finest privately-owned cars to have ever worn Aston Martin’s famous wings, together they define the timeless style and sporting luxury of one of the most famous British brands.

From success on the greatest race tracks in the world to transporting the world’s most famous secret agent, each car in this class has left its mark in motoring history. Each can stake a claim not just to be among the greatest Aston Martins, but among the greatest cars ever built.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the collection of Aston Martins is spearheaded by one of the most recognisable automotive shapes of all time; James Bond’s DB5, dubbed “the most famous car in the world”.

The DB series of cars cemented Aston Martin’s reputation for sporting prowess, and the London Concours will document its evolution from the early DB2/4, through the subtle but important changes between DB4, 5 and 6 and then on to its reinvention in the DB7 – represented by a wonderful low-mileage V12 Vantage example – and beyond. The James Bond theme continues with a DBS ‘Casino Royale’, finished in the exact combination made famous in Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond – minus some of Q’s special additions, of course.

Another name synonymous with Aston Martin is Lagonda, and the ‘Great Marques’ collection will feature the famous William Towns-designed saloon car of the same name. Introduced in 1976, the wedge design continues to divide Aston Martin enthusiasts, but its innovations are incontrovertible. Upon launch it was considered one of the most advanced and luxurious saloons in the world; each car took around 2,200 hours to build and came complete with a computer managed digital instrument display – a first for a production car.

Representing the latest and greatest from the brand will be Aston Martin Mayfair, operated by Stratstone, which has been the UK’s flagship Aston Martin retailer since 1999. From the DBX SUV and DBS Superleggera to limited edition rarities, it’s a showcase of the very latest in British design, craftsmanship and engineering.

Between 10-11 June, the Honourable Artillery Company HQ will be transformed into automotive nirvana, with nearly 100 motoring greats of all eras gathered within the confines of the most luxurious lawn in the square mile. The seven carefully curated classes, including ‘The Pursuit of Speed’, ‘Convertible: The Golden Era’ and ‘Lancia Legends’ make London Concours the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: “With a brand like Aston Martin, whittling over 110 years of history down to just 11 cars is no mean feat. After much debate among our Steering Committee of motoring experts, we believe we’ve found some of the finest privately-owned Aston Martins in the country, some of which have truly astonishing stories that go some way to revealing some of the magic behind this truly iconic British brand. Our content doesn’t end with the cars either; we’ve got displays from fine watchmakers, Montres Breguet, Mayfair tailors, Anthony Sinclair, and a luxury hospitality experience courtesy of Searcys and Veuve Clicquot.”

The London Concours 2020 takes place from 10-11 June. Tickets are available to buy now from

The full list of cars on display in ‘Great Marques – Aston Martin’ is:

    Aston Martin DB2/4
    Aston Martin DB4
    Aston Martin DB5
    Aston Martin DB6
    Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage
    Aston Martin DB9
    Aston Martin DBS ‘Casino Royale’
    Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Aston Martin Lagonda
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    Aston Martin Vantage LM


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1892 en: 17 Marzo 2020, 14:41:26 »

Classic Investments, a UK-based restoration specialist, has completed the ultimate restoration of an awesome 1969 Dodge Charger and is looking for a buyer that wants a no-holds barred piece of American muscle with the added benefit of modern-day reliability.

Highly desirable, this iconic model was made famous through the 60’s classic film Bullitt as well as the 70’s TV show Dukes of Hazzard. This particular example has been upgraded with high-performance components and is ready to be enjoyed in modern traffic.

This original R/T car was fully stripped and had all rust removed, before being rebuilt to better than new condition.

The original suspension is improved to include adjustable Koni dampers, while steering feel is sharp thanks to polyurethane bushes. The brakes have been upgraded with a new Servo unit, 11-inch discs and rotors at the front and 11-inch uprated drums at the rear.

The 440ci Magnum V8 engine is now-fully balanced and running a performance camshaft, a Holley 770 Street Avenger series 4 barrel carburettor and stainless-steel exhaust.

The engine has already been run in, so the car is ready to be enjoyed to the maximum from the moment of purchase.

The interior has been comprehensively retrimmed. Prior to the fitment of the new trim and carpeting, the structure was soundproofed for comfort on long journeys. All original components are rebuilt including radio, gauges, speedometer, switches and centre console. Custom wood grain steering wheel with natural Wenge trim, fine Italian leather seats and a strip of beautifully polished Wenge wood between them.

Editor in Chief at Magneto magazine, David Lillywhite, said: “The Charger looks really good, exactly the right spec (engine, seats etc) and right colour for the car. Matching numbers is a big deal in the muscle car world, as it is with Porsches. It's obviously up with the Mustang as the most iconic muscle car out there.”

Classic Investments carried out the entire restoration in-house, including re-chroming of all parts, reupholstering and restoring seats and interior trim in order to guarantee perfection.

Agris Alksnis, founder of Classic Investments, commented: “More than 3000 hours have been put into making this the ultimate Dodge Charger R/T. For anyone who wants a classic muscle car, but without the fear of unreliability, this is the car for an enthusiast who cannot get enough of iconic cars such as this.”

This 1969 Dodge Charger R/T is available now from Classic Investments and for information and purchase enquiries go to


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1893 en: 17 Marzo 2020, 14:41:57 »

In light of this morning’s announcement that the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration show has been postponed, Classic Car Auctions have decided to relocate their sale to the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Classic Car Auctions will take all the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of clients and staff who wish to attend and will be guided by the Government and Public Health England advice.

The revised venue is the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN which is easily accessed from the M40 and has plenty of onsite free parking.

Viewing will take place on Friday 27th March from 10am to 5pm, with the sale on Saturday 28th March starting at 10am.

Classic Car Auctions will produce a video of each Lot, showing the interior, exterior and engine. Buyers can request a virtual tour of the car with the consignors if they would like to view the car in more detail.

With 188 fantastic lots on offer, you can still take part and CCA are encouraging you to bid online with Proxibid, The Saleroom and Invaluable or via the telephone, alternatively you can leave a commission bid.

Classic Car Auctions will continue to closely monitor the situation around Covid-19 and until otherwise advised viewing and bidding will be offered in person on a first come first served basis.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “At the Warwickshire Event Centre customers can get in very easily, with close access and no long distant car parks or additional fees to pay. This will give our vendors and buyers some peace of mind if they wish to come on Friday for viewing or Saturday for the sale”

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email

 Forthcoming Auctions

28th March – Practical Classics Restoration Show Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd October – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1894 en: 17 Marzo 2020, 14:42:22 »

E-Type UK and DM Historics this weekend hosted another glorious Coffee, Cakes & Classic Cars meet at their workshops in Hadlow, Kent. Despite the weather, over 200 proud owners, enthusiasts and collectors gathered at the North Frith Farm facility to celebrate their passion for all things automotive.

The E-Type UK team took the opportunity to showcase its latest ‘Ultimate Specification Series 3’ E-Type to the gathered crowds, starting up the fully rebuilt and rebored 6.1-litre V12 engine. Fitted with bespoke set-up individual throttle body fuel injection, the upgraded engine unlocks levels of performance hitherto unseen in a Series 3 E-type. The Ultimate Specification also brings air conditioning, modern cooling, sports suspension and upgraded brakes.

DM Historics – geared towards the sales and support of historic racing cars – showed off its latest paddock of motorsport heroes. The line-up included a Goodwood-regular Jaguar Mk1, an FIA Morgan Plus 4 Super Sport Low Line previously raced at Le Mans Classic and, the latest addition, a 1957 Hillman Minx.

The businesses also showcased a stunning selection of stock currently for sale. A wonderful 1980 Porsche 911 SC, finished to echo the RS models, sat proudly alongside a fully restored 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8, greeting guests as they arrived at the workshops. Out front, a wonderful array of E-Types and other classics were on display, later joined by a plethora of visiting motorcars, including Hot Rods and a host of Jaguar rarities, including XK120s and a 600hp XE SV PROJECT 8.

Specialising in the restoration, upgrading and maintaining of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, E-Type UK was proud to present a number of its latest projects, as well as showing guests the workmanship that goes into each series of the iconic sports car through 'How To' workshop demos.

While offering an ideal setting for likeminded petrolheads to meet, this edition of Coffee, Cakes & Classic Cars was taking place in support of the MS Society UK. Across the course of the event over £120 was raised and donated to the Kent branch of the MS Society charity. Showing their support, E-Type UK and DM Historics proudly matched the total raised, bringing the final donation total to nearly £300.

Founder Marcus Holland commented: “It was an honour to once again welcome hundreds of automotive enthusiasts to our state-of-the-art workshops at North Frith Farm, Kent. Beginning the year by showcasing latest projects and stock from both businesses, surrounded by likeminded petrolheads and raising money for a local charity, was a privilege. Join us at future Coffee, Cakes and Classic Cars event to experience pure automotive passion in the Kent countryside, with dates to be announced soon.”

You can register interest for upcoming Coffee, Cakes and Classic Cars events, like the FBHVC Drive-It Day on the 26th April 2020, contact to register your interest or join the members group on Facebook:


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« Respuesta #1895 en: 17 Marzo 2020, 14:42:53 »

Europe’s biggest and best independent Mercedes-Benz SL specialists SLSHOP ( is introducing CARE, a unique, innovative new community and ownership model that protects the value and ensures the reliability of your classic SL.

SLSHOP owner, Sam Bailey, says: “Whether your SL is used barely, sparingly or extensively, SLSHOP offers a CARE plan to suit, CARE making classic SL ownership effortless, and, crucially, the costs associated with it, as predictable and manageable as possible via a single monthly payment.”


CARE CLASSIC is the access point to the huge benefits and savings of CARE membership. Costing just £11 a month, CARE CLASSIC members get an annual insurance valuation certificate, a ‘key area’ 10-point SL check, a roof mechanism check and adjust. The combined cost of these services alone would usually be £390, meaning CARE CLASSIC represents incredible value for its members.

In addition, CARE CLASSIC members have access to SLSHOP’s technical support helpline, fast-track service bookings, priority access to trips and tours, subscription to SLSHOP’s STATUS magazine and invitations to exclusive SLSHOP MEET/DRIVE/TALK events. CARE CLASSIC members also benefit from free delivery with their first parts order, a 5% discount on all CARE parts as well as discounted insurance and special offers from SLSHOP’s local partners.

CARE COMPLETE builds on the incredible value of CARE CLASSIC and is priced from just £40 per month. It adds a full SLSHOP Vehicle Health Check for just £95 (RRP £495 R107 or £595 R113), certified servicing for 3 years tailored the owner’s usage with pre-planned bookings, reminders and a free courtesy car. CARE COMPLETE also includes a MoT pre-check and MoT test, as well as enhanced discounts on vehicle transportation, detailing, rust protection, COMPLETE parts and hard top summer storage. CARE COMPLETE also guarantees acceptance to SLSHOP’s showroom program and adds a subscription to Classic Mercedes Magazine.

As with all CARE packages, the combined value of service and benefits of CARE COMPLETE significantly outweigh the regular, manageable monthly payment.

CARE CONCIERGE is the SLSHOP’s most comprehensive, premium level of CARE membership. Priced from just £68 a month, CARE CONCIERGE adds collection and delivery in a covered trailer for inclusive servicing, or, alternatively, a stay over at a premium hotel if you wish to drive your SL to the SLSHOP yourself. In addition, CARE CONCIERGE members benefit from use of a premium courtesy car, paint correction and detailing during your service, free summer hard top storage, a day of track time in SLSHOP’s Classic SL Racer and 2x tickets to the NEC Classic Car Show or Silverstone Classic among many other exclusive discounts and savings.

Bailey says: “Our CARE plans ensure the correct annual servicing, MoT and preventative maintenance is addressed in the key areas the SLSHOP know to target. This not only ensures reliability, but helps protect the future value of your SL. Essentially, the car has the right things done at the right time, by the right people, for the right price.”

CARE COMPLETE and CARE CONCIERGE bring inclusive servicing, this tailored to the CARE member’s typical usage. 

A CARE COMPLETE member owning a 6-cylinder R107 SL driving under 1000 miles a year would pay just £40 a month for annual servicing and MoT test as well as all of CARE COMPLETE’s other benefits and savings. Should that annual mileage be between 1000 and 5000 miles, CARE COMPLETE subscription would cost £58 a month. The same owner, driving over 5000 miles annually, would pay just £75 a month for all of CARE’s extensive benefits and savings. CARE CONCIERGE adds £28 monthly over COMPLETE pricing.

Whatever CARE package an owner requires the value it represents is significantly in excess of the regular monthly payment, helping members manage their ownership costs and increasing the enjoyment of their cherished, classic SL.

Bailey says: “Over and above the reassurance of perfectly maintaining your pride and joy, the benefits CARE brings include priority passes to events, contact with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable SLSHOP team and the chance to engage with a like-minded community of SL enthusiasts.”

Bailey adds: “Far too many people own these cars and aren’t creating lasting memories in them. We encourage our CARE community to do more, drive more and see more. Our CARE plan adds huge value to complete spectrum of classic SL ownership, allowing owners to realise the full potential of these incredible machines.”


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1896 en: 18 Marzo 2020, 12:04:21 »

A new automotive adventure ‘down under’ from Bespoke Rallies

Living up to its reputation for delivering innovative classic motoring experiences, Bespoke Rallies is running a 25-day 5,763km adventure in Tasmania and Victoria state, Australia, this November.

Named after the now extinct marsupial that roamed Tasmania as recently as the 1930s, Tiger Tasmania is for pre-1985 cars. It combines 11 days of unrivalled driving on many of the roads used on the legendary Targa Tasmania rally with the opportunity to indulge in the history and beauty of this extraordinary island.

Starting and finishing in Melbourne, the event then comprises a further nine days exploration of the state of Victoria, taking in the iconic 12 Apostles, the volcanic crater of the Blue Lake, the famous Halls Gap village and Ballarat (a gold rush town from 1851), as well as the Great Alpine Road. This unforgettable tour finishes at Chateau Yering in the heart of one of Australia’s most illustrious wine-growing regions. Nearby lies the home of the late operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba (after whom Peach Melba, Melba Sauce and Melba toast were all named), of which a private tour will form part of the rally’s final day.

Entries are now open for this extraordinary event that takes place from November 4 to November 29 inclusive this year. Full details can be found at The ‘early bird’ entry fee for teams of two, including car hire, all accommodation, most meals, ferry crossings etc., totals $36,000 AUD. Other adventures being organised by Bespoke Rallies over the next 12 months include:

Pyrenees 1000 – May 13 to 17, 2020
Imperial Rally – June 8 to July 7, 2020 (now fully booked)
Highland 1000 – September 23 to 27, 2020
Dakar Enduro – February 28 to March 20, 2021

Further details of these and all Bespoke Rallies’ many varied events are available at


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1897 en: 19 Marzo 2020, 09:25:50 »

Classic Car Auctions have reviewed their previous statement in line with the latest Government guidance and are now making their sale on the 28th March a virtual sale.

To enable all buyers to bid, CCA have increased their online bidding partners from one to three. Proxibid will now be joined by The Saleroom and Invaluable to provide the extra bidding capacity.

For this sale, the additional 1% fee that is usually in place for online bidding, will be waivered by CCA to help those who have an eye on their next purchase.

Bidding via the telephone has also been increased and all buyers are reminded to register to avoid disappointment.

The auction will still be starting at 10am on Saturday 28th March.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “We are doing everything we can to run our auction in a safe manner. We have a great catalogue and want where possible to be able to offer the cars to our buyers.”

“We had hoped to continue at the Warwickshire Event Centre but this is no longer possible, so we are exploring ways in which we can keep the show on the road and a virtual sale is a great opportunity.”

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email

 Forthcoming Auctions

28th March – CCA March Sale, Virtual Sale
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd October – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre

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« Respuesta #1898 en: 20 Marzo 2020, 10:56:33 »

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is presenting for the first time the e-BULLI, an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions on the road. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. The stage for the world premiere was to have been Techno Classica 2020. As it has been postponed, VWCV is now presenting it virtually. An important message for all fans of the Bulli and of electric mobility: the combination of high-end classic and high-tech electric vehicle will be available to buy for real. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions and T1 complete vehicles in the style of the new e-BULLI.

It started with the seemingly audacious idea of switching an historic Bulli over to a drive system producing zero emissions on the road in order to bring it in line with the challenges of a new era. To this end VWCV engineers and designers formed a team along with drive system experts from Volkswagen Group Components and the eClassics company, which specialises in electric car conversions. As the basis for the future e-BULLI the team chose a T1 Samba Bus produced in Hannover in 1966, which prior to its conversion spent half a century on the roads of California. One thing was certain from the start: the e-BULLI was to be a T1 that utilises the Volkswagen Group's latest electric drive system components. This plan has now been realised with the e-BULLI. The vehicle serves as an example of the great potential that this concept offers.

The new electric drive system components
The 32 kW (44 PS) four-cylinder boxer engine gave way in the e-BULLI to a silent Volkswagen electric motor delivering 61 kW (83 PS). The comparison of the engines’ power output alone makes it very evident that the concept vehicle has completely new drive characteristics, as the electric motor is almost twice as powerful as the boxer. What’s more, with maximum torque of 212 Nm, the new drive provides more than twice the force of the original T1 engine from 1966 (102 Nm). The maximum torque is also – as is typical

for electric motors – immediately available. And that changes everything. Never before has there been an ‘official’ T1 as powerful as this e-BULLI. New in this form, it thus becomes a silent cruiser that combines the fascination of a zero-emission drive system with the incomparable style of a classic Bulli.

Power transmission is by means of a 1-speed gearbox. The drive system is coupled with the gear lever, which is now positioned between driver and front passenger seat. The automatic transmission's selector settings (P, R, N, D, B) are shown next to the lever. In position B the driver can vary the degree of recuperation, i.e. of energy recovery when braking. The e-BULLI reaches a top speed of 130 km/h (electronically limited). With the original drive system the T1 managed a top speed of 105 km/h.

Just like the boxer engine of the 1966 T1, the combination of gearbox and electric motor integrated in the back of the 2020 e-BULLI drives the rear axle. A lithium-ion battery is responsible for supplying the electric motor with power. The battery's usable energy capacity is 45 kWh. Customised for the e-BULLI in collaboration with eClassics, a power electronics system in the back of the vehicle controls the high-voltage energy flow between the electric motor and the battery and in the process converts the stored direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). In addition, the on-board electronics are supplied with 12 volts via a so-called DC/DC converter.

All of the electric drive system's standard parts are being made by Volkswagen Group Components in Kassel. Added to this come the lithium- ion modules designed at the Braunschweig components site. They are transferred by eClassics into a battery system appropriate for the T1. As in the new ID.3 and future ID.BUZZ, the high-voltage battery is housed centrally in the vehicle floor. This layout lowers the e-BULLI’s centre of gravity and thus improves its driving characteristics.

CSS enables charging to 80 per cent power in 40 minutes at fast-charging points
The battery is charged via a combined charging system (CCS) socket. It enables charging with alternating or direct current. Alternating current: The battery is charged via an AC charger with charging power of 2.3 to 22 kW, depending on electricity source. Direct current: Thanks to the e-BULLI’s CCS charging socket the high-voltage battery can also be charged at DC fast- charging points with up to 50 kW of charging power. In this case it can be charged up to 80 per cent in 40 minutes. The range with one full battery charge is more than 200 kilometres.

New chassis for added comfort, greater safety and more dynamic handling
Compared to the T1, riding in the e-BULLI feels completely different. This is further enhanced by the chassis, which has also been redesigned: multi-link front and rear axles with adjustable shock absorbers and coilover struts, plus a new rack-and-pinion steering system and four internally ventilated disc brakes contribute to the new dynamic handling being transferred to the road with serene poise.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles modified the exterior and interior design
In parallel with the new electric drive system, an interior concept has been created for the e-BULLI that is both stylish and avant-garde. The new look and corresponding technical solutions were developed by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles design centre in cooperation with VWCV Vintage Vehicles and the Communications department. The designers modernised the exterior of the iconic vehicle with great sensitivity and finesse, including giving it a two-tone paintwork finish in ‘Energetic Orange Metallic’ and ‘Golden Sand Metallic MATTE’. It is details such as the new round LED headlamps with daytime running lights, via which the transformation into the modern era is outwardly communicated. On the outside at the rear there are also LED charge indicators. They signal to a driver walking up to the e-BULLI how much charge the lithium-ion battery still has even before they reach the vehicle.

It is only when you look through the windows into the eight-seat interior that you notice that a few things are not as you might assume them to be in a T1. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ designers have re-imagined a lot of the interior, without, however, for a second losing sight of the original concept. The seating is one of the new features. In keeping with the external paintwork, it is also in two colours: ‘Saint Tropez’ and ‘Saffrano Orange’. Positioned within a console between the driver and front passenger seat is the new automatic transmission selector lever. Also integrated here: the start/stop button for the electric motor. Solid wood in the look of a ship’s deck is used for the floor throughout. As a result of this and the nice bright leather tones, this electrified Samba Bus takes on a maritime feel. This impression is strengthened by the large panoramic folding roof.

The cockpit too has been sensitively modernised. The new speedometer is based on the original, while a two-digit display integrated into it creates a link to the modern era. This digital display in the otherwise analogue speedometer provides the driver with a variety of information, including range. LEDs also indicate whether, for instance, the parking brake is on or the charging connector is plugged in. There is a small but lovely detail in the centre of the speedometer: a stylised Bulli symbol. A multitude of further information is shown via a tablet integrated into the roof console. Via Volkswagen ‘We Connect’ the e-BULLI driver can also call up information online by smartphone app or via a PC and a corresponding web portal such as on remaining charge time, current range, kilometres travelled, trip times, energy consumption and recuperation. Music on board comes from an authentic-looking retro-style radio, which, however, is equipped with cutting edge technology such as DAB+, Bluetooth and USB. The radio is linked to a sound system with out-of-sight components, including an active subwoofer.

All who find the new e-BULLI an electrifying prospect can fulfil their dream of owning an emission-free T1 at eClassics. They are offering the T1 conversion, complete with redesigned front and rear axles, at prices starting from 64,900 euros. T2 and T3 conversions are being offered by eClassics too. The company is also offering qualified dealers a ready-to-fit parts kit.

Contact: eClassics GmbH & Co. KG / / www.e- / +49 7159 9331 82.


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« Respuesta #1899 en: 20 Marzo 2020, 14:51:35 »

Classic Car Auctions are preparing for their first virtual sale which will be held on the 28th March and features 188 fantastic lots which will be auctioned throughout the day from 10 am.

Recent weeks have proved challenging but Classic Car Auctions have been working exceedingly hard behind the scenes to bring their auction to reality with the help of additional partners and suppliers.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “We have certainly been thrown a challenge and one we have been keen to make happen. We have a superb catalogue and with the full support of our vendors, we are putting on a virtual auction.”

“Among the 188 Lots are these simply superb cars which are just some of the high-quality offerings we will be auctioning on the 28th.”

Cars that featured in successful films and TV programmes tend to go on make that model famous. In the 1980s one of the most famous programmes was Magnum PI where Tom Selleck drove the classic Ferrari 308 around Oahu. The programme went on to make this a very highly desirable model and Classic Car Auctions are offering a glorious 1981 308 GTS. Presented in the classic colours of Rosso Corsa with Nero leather interior, this car was imported into the UK in 1997 where it has been beautifully looked after and maintained. This European specification car is in left-hand drive and was new to Holland and comes with a great history file. Estimated at £32,000 to £37,000 and a recent service at QV London this is an impressive Ferrari in the classic shape.

Our next Lot couldn’t be more different but has a huge following. From the era of flower power, we have a Type 2 1967 split screen VW Camper, or Splittie as they are affectionately called. This VW is in outstanding condition, it almost scores top marks in the condition report. To achieve this exceptional standard this 13 window Splittie has been extensively restored over five years at a cost of £100,000 by the very best VW automotive specialists. Looking absolutely stunning in Cumulous White over Sea Blue with stainless steel bumpers it is powered by a Laurie Pettit 2030cc engine and unique Bears Motorsport developed Freeway Flyer gearbox. The interior is amazing with full leather seating and oak fixtures. The attention to detail is incredible and at an estimate of £40,000 to £50,000, this is one of the very best Type 2 Splitties.

Next up is the 1962 Porsche 356 B T6 Super Coupe. A cracking little Porsche fitted with a Harry Pellow built standard engine. Harry Pellow was very well known and influential in 356 circles, he was known as The Maestro for what he did to these engines. This is a splendid car in Super specification and drives superbly having just been serviced and completing a tour of the US West Coast. Estimated at £45,000 to £50,000 it is now in the UK and fully registered.

Our final car in this release is a 1997 BMW 840Ci Sport in stunning condition, a testament to the three former owners and the 21,500 miles on the clock. This 840 has been part of a private collection since 2017 and when new was used by Hollard Park BMW as a demonstrator. Looking resplendent in Deep Orient Blue with light grey Nappa leather this car was lightly used from new and in 2006 it was taken off the road until 2012. Estimated at £26,000 to £30,000 this is a fabulous car with a comprehensive history.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “‘We always have a great selection of German engineering at its best, BMWs, Mercedes, Porsche etc, but this selection is what could easily be termed best of breed and are each just slightly out of the ordinary.”

“We have put in place lots of additional resources to support online bidding with Proxibid, The Saleroom and Invaluable for our virtual auction. We also have additional phone lines and you can leave a commission bid.”

“Where possible, we will be adding video content of the interior, exterior and with the engine running for each Lot.”

For this sale, the additional 1% fee that is usually in place for online bidding, will be waivered by CCA to help those who have an eye on their next purchase.

The auction will still be starting at 10am on Saturday 28th March.

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email


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« Respuesta #1900 en: 24 Marzo 2020, 09:14:46 »

This Saturday, Classic Car Auctions will be holding their first virtual sale and included are cars with celebrity provenance from Rowan Atkinson CBE, Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay and TV presenter Mike Brewer.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “‘These are very tough times for everyone and we are delighted that these cars are being offered in our virtual sale. The trust our vendors have placed in us as we have developed our sale over the last seven days is amazing.”

“To have another of Rowan Atkinson CBE’s cars is fabulous, he loves his 500Es and again he has personally submitted this very fine example.”

“Jay Kay is also a big supporter and he has consigned the car he learnt to drive in which does require some restoration.”

So, to kick things off we have Rowan Atkinson CBE’s 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E, offered at No Reserve. A superb example and possibly one of the best looking in Nautic Blue with a leather interior. This is Rowan’s personal car and will be the fourth one he has sold, two of which were through CCA’s sister company Silverstone Auctions and now two through CCA. As you can see, he has an appreciation for these cars which are defined as a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

This car was new to Japan and arrived in the UK in late 2015 complete with a full book pack, Japanese history and up to date UK history. It has also benefitted from the woodwork and seats being refurbished.

Rowan Atkinson CBE commented on his car: “I’ve never seen another in blue. I have owned four different 500Es over the years and this colour scheme is, to me, by far the most attractive.”

Our next Lot is from Jay Kay and comes with a wonderful story. This 1972 BMW 1602 was bought by him with 22,000 miles as his first car to learn to drive in. He drove 30,000 miles in it whilst touring and writing, we believe a lot of his first album was created in this car. He then sold it to a band member and ten years ago he bought it back.

He intended to restore the car and has garaged it at home in anticipation of doing so. However, he hasn’t got around to doing it and is now offering this great 1602 at No Reserve, to someone who can.

This is a rare car with the round tail lights and one that comes with a lovely story.

The next Lot is direct from TV personality and Wheeler Dealers presenter, Mike Brewer. This is an original 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS completely rebuilt and refurbished with some suitable upgrades. Mike has spent in excess of £40,000 on getting this car to the condition it is presented in and looks stunning in Le Mans Blue. This is a rare Camaro SS producing just over 410bhp which is sensibly guided at £50,000 to £60,000 and is probably one of the best examples available in the UK.

Our final car in this release is one that was formerly owned by Jay Kay, a 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and is believed to have featured in one of his music videos. In 2015 this Rolls was refurbished and stripped back to bare metal and repainted in Rolls-Royce Black Emerald Metallic by marque specialist Graeme Hunt. The current vendor bought the car from Salon Prive in 2017 and spent a further £5,000 on detailing. With 42,000 miles on the clock and former previous owners, this is a superbly presented car and estimated at £27,000 to £32,000.

Gary continued: “We are really looking forward to Saturday’s sale, it is certainly going to be an experience and one we have prepared for and continually evolved with our partners.”

“We would like to highlight that our online bidding partner Proxibid is now joined by The Saleroom and Invaluable to provide additional capacity as well them, we have additional phone lines, alternatively you can leave a commission bid.”

“We are producing video content on each Lot where possible of the interior, exterior and with the engine running.”

For this sale, the additional 1% fee that is usually in place for online bidding, will be waivered by CCA to help those who have an eye on their next purchase.

The auction will still be starting at 10am on Saturday 28th March.

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email


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« Respuesta #1901 en: 26 Marzo 2020, 15:51:28 »

The record-breaking Volkswagen Transporter has celebrated its 70th birthday, making it the world's longest production run for a commercial vehicle.

The Transporter – also known as Bulli, Kombi, VW bus or microbus - first rolled off the Wolfsburg production line on 8 March 1950, and since then 13 million have been sold.

Volkswagen Transporter celebrates its 70th anniversaryhaving first rolled off the production line in March 1950

For six generations, globetrotters have travelled the world in it, businesses have relied on it and families have driven it every single day.
The future is bright for the icon, with the latest iteration, T6.1, launched in 2019, showcasing a new dashboard and greater connectivity.

To celebrate the landmark, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has collated this ultimate guide to the historic vehicle.

T1: 1950 to 1967
Revealed as a hand-built panel van prototype in 1949, the T1 eventually launched as a rear-engined panel van, passenger van and eight-seat bus. The engine and gearbox came from the Volkswagen Beetle and it offered a maximum payload of 750kg. In 1951, the iconic "Samba" model was revealed with all-round windows and folding sunroof, and a year later a pick-up version was unveiled. Production moved from Wolfsburg to Hannover in 1956 while some were even produced in Brazil. By 1967, around 1.9 million people had purchased the T1 with its "splittie" windscreen, making it a global success.

T2: 1967 to 1979
With the T1 forging its name as something of a cultural icon in the "flower power" era, the successor had a lot to live up to. The T2 took the utility of the van on a step further with a new front end and air intake grille. A sliding door was now standard, and the pop-up roof camper version became an instant hit with globetrotters. In 1972, the T2 went electric with a zero-emission version available to buy. During its run, 2.14 million vehicles were built at the Hannover plant although production continued until 2013 at the Volkswagen plant in Sao Paulo, breaking the record for longest production period.

T3: 1979 to 1992
The T3 took the famous vehicle into the modern era with a wider body offering, more passenger and cargo space and improved safety. A flat engine, available in diesel, was introduced adding to the spaciousness while a new chassis offered car-like handling. In 1985, a raft of innovations were added: catalytic converters, turbochargers and all-wheel drive, while the California and Caravelle became popular. In total, 1.3 million T3s were made in Hannover.

T4: 1990 to 2003
This generation marked a technical revolution with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles making the T4 front-engined and front-wheel drive for the first time. With this came a new design, longer front end, new suspension, more varied engine choice and even better handling. The Transporter was also available in two wheelbases for the first time. Following a 1996 mid-model refresh, the T4 was phased out in 2003 having sold 1.9 million models across the range, which had grown to feature the panel van, kombi, double cab, pickup and chassis with single and double cab, Caravelle, Multivan and California.

T5: 2003 to 2015
The T5 was an evolution of exterior design with greater focus placed on the interior and the driver's workplace as well as a variety of petrol and diesel engines and an all-wheel drive system. The California was built in Hannover for the first time, while Caravelle and Multivan continued to be popular choices alongside a number of limited-edition models. In total, 1.65 million T5s were produced.

T6 / T6.1: 2015 to 2019 / 2019-
New engines, intelligent driver assistance systems, new infotainment and a front-end redesign have defined the modern T6 era - while the two-tone paint scheme serves as a nod to the original model. In 2019, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brought the iconic van into the digital age with a new dashboard design, a raft of technology and connectivity updates as well as a new power steering system and additional efficient, clean turbodiesels.

For more details on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services, or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit


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« Respuesta #1902 en: 26 Marzo 2020, 15:51:49 »

Following the developments in the past week regarding coronavirus and the advice received from the UK Government and the Public Health England, Goodwood has taken the decision to postpone the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, until later this year.

Scheduled to take place on July 9-12th, Goodwood is currently exploring potential alternative dates for late summer or early autumn. Tickets already purchased for this year’s event will remain valid for the new date.

Goodwood has always prided itself on delivering the most incredible motorsport experiences and in order to do that customers, drivers, team members, volunteers and staff must be kept safe.

The Duke of Richmond, owner of the Goodwood Estate, said: “Over the last few weeks, we have been working together with everyone involved to understand the viability of the Festival of Speed going ahead in July. Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus threat and not knowing whether the situation will have significantly improved by then, we sadly need to postpone the Festival of Speed in July.

“These are dramatic and unbelievable times but they will pass and we are already trying to think about just how exciting it’s going to be to welcome you all back to Goodwood for what perhaps might be the ‘Greatest Event Ever”.

New dates for the Festival of Speed will be communicated in the coming weeks.

Plans for the Goodwood Revival will continue to be reviewed, in the hope that the event will be able to go ahead as planned on September 11-13th. A new date for the postponed 78th Members’ Meeting is also being reviewed – to get a motorsport fix in place of this weekend’s postponed meeting, Goodwood Road & Racing will host a live stream this weekend (28th and 29th March) of a selection of our favourite races and demonstrations from the incredible GRRC archive.

The live stream will begin at 10am and run until 6pm GMT on Saturday, and continuing through the same hours on Sunday, just as we would have done for a normal Members’ Meeting. Sunday, however, will of course be BST, so don't forget to change your clocks.

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« Respuesta #1903 en: 27 Marzo 2020, 11:40:09 »

Classic Car Auctions have made some last-minute changes in light of the Government’s recent responses to COVID-19 and their auction on Saturday will now be a timed auction starting at 8am each day for 16 days.

There will be 10 lots per day and all bidding will be carried out via Proxibid. Buyers will need to register directly with Proxibid, further details on how to do this can be found HERE

The auction will take place on the website of CCA’s bidding partner Proxibid, with a window of bidding opportunity being 12 hours staring at 8am each day and finishing at 8pm. You can bid live during this window or in advance with a commission bid.

The Lot list on the CCA website will show which cars are coming to auction on each day, so keep an eye out to make sure you don’t miss your Lot.

Gary Dunne Classic Car Auctions Manager commented: “Due to the changes we now have in place, we have reduced the buyer’s premium to 9.6% including the VAT. If you are planning to bid, please make sure you register with Proxibid as this is the only way you can take part.”

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all the vendors who have stuck with us during these challenging times and we are delighted that we have been able to stay proactive and still find a way to bring this superb catalogue to market in a safe and responsible way.”

The timed auction will still be starting on Saturday 28th March at 8am and finishing at 8pm on the same day and will last for 16 days.

Classic Car Auctions can be contacted on 01926 640888 or by email

Forthcoming Auctions

28th March – CCA March Sale, Virtual Sale
13th June – CCA Summer Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
3rd October – CCA Autumn Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre
12th December – CCA Winter Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire Event Centre


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Re:Noticias varias de clásicos/históricos [en inglés]
« Respuesta #1904 en: 31 Marzo 2020, 10:46:38 »

Built from 1903, Vauxhall’s first year of car production, and known as the ‘Light Car’, the model featured a slow-revving, single-cylinder engine producing just five horsepower.

Perhaps showing Vauxhall’s roots as a producer of marine engines, the Light Car was steered by a tiller, with its speed regulated by a brass hand-wheel next to the driver. A two-speed epicyclic gearbox sent drive through a large chain to the rear wheels, and if determined, the driver could probably squeeze around 25mph from the little car.

This model – like all others manufactured in 1903 and 1904 - was built in Vauxhall’s original South London factory, where around 84 of this type rolled off the production line. The factory moved to Kimpton Road, Luton the following year, where it has been ever since.

The 5hp four-seater in the photographs – the oldest of its kind in the world - is part of Vauxhall’s Heritage Collection and is a regular entrant in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Technical Data:

Colour: Blue

Interior colour: Black leather

Engine Capacity: 978cc

Top Speed: 25mph (ungoverned)

0-60mph: n/a

Fuel Consumption: 38.25mpg