EDITORIAL

Tour Auto 2017

Great Start

Tour Auto 2017

What is more beautiful than the unique majestic all-glass Grand Palais on the banks of the Seine, only a stone’s throw from so many other famous monuments in the capital, to host the automotive jewels taking part in the 26th Tour Auto Optic 2ooo. The traditional scrutineering and administrative checks were held on Monday 24th April after which each team …

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TOP NEWS

Happy Anniversary Silver Arrow

Happy Anniversary Silver Arrow

How The W125 Debuted In 1937

On 9 May 1937, the 750 kilogram W 125 racing car from Mercedes-Benz celebrated its racing debut with a victory at the Tripoli Grand Prix. Following this opening triumph, it went on to dominate the entire season – yet it would prove to be its one and only season. This was because 1937 was the last season in which the 750 kilogram …

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65 Years Of Post-War Aston Martin

65 Years Of Post-War Aston Martin

Celebrated By Bonhams

On 13 May, Bonhams will return to Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell for their 18th annual Aston Martin sale, an event exclusively dedicated to the celebration of the Aston Martin and Lagonda marques. More than 65 years of the legendary British brand will be offered, ranging from a 1951 Lagonda DB 2.6 Drophead Coupé (£12,000-16,000) to a 2016 Aston …

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Erik Comas

Erik Comas

About His Heroes

Ex-Formula 1® driver Erik Comas is competing on the European Historic Rally Championship this year with an astonishing Lancia Stratos. He tells us about his heroes   Stratospheric performance It’s been called not just the most beautiful competition car of all time, but also the most beautiful car of all time, period. The Lancia Stratos, with a V6 Ferrari Dino …

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Celebrating 70 Years Of Ferrari

Celebrating 70 Years Of Ferrari

At The Festival Of Speed

An absolute highlight of this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will be a glittering array of at least 70 significant Ferraris, as the legendary Maranello marque celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding by il commendatore, Enzo Ferrari, in 1947. Harry Elliott From Thursday June 29th to Sunday July 2nd, a jaw-dropping variety of Ferrari’s finest road and racing cars will …

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William I'Anson

William I'Anson

Pursuing Automobile Perfection

Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, William I’Anson Ltd can be considered being a true treasure chamber for collectors, racers and enthusiasts of fine historic automobiles alike. The team takes great pride in offering a professional, discrete and friendly service backed up by an in-depth knowledge of the classic car market and historic motorsports and an extensive worldwide network …

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CLASSIC INVEST

Known As Giant Killer

Known As Giant Killer

Lister Costin Chevrolet By Fiskens

The story of Lister in the 1950s is one that strongly echoes that of David and Goliath. Founded by Brian Lister, an industrialist who built racing cars as a sideline, this Cambridge-based marque created formidable race contenders during the earlier part of the decade. However, the fitting of Jaguar and other large engines in the latter part of the decade …

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Beautifully Restored

Beautifully Restored

190 SL By Lex Classics

Top restored Mercedes 190 SL, built in 1959, performed in the popular color Metal Grey combined with a cognac leather interior and black mohair soft top. This 190 SL is in the period 2014 until 2016 complete “Bolt and Nut” restored, a photo reportage of the restoration is present. During this extensive project is the body fully prepared and then …

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Red Charmer

Red Charmer

356 BT5 Coupe By Car Cave

Charming “red” 1960 Porsche 356 BT 5 coupe with a tan leather interior with a nice patina. Power comes from the matching numbers 1600 cc 4 cylinder air-cooled boxer producing 75 hp. Attached to a 4 speed manual gearbox. This BT5 coupe was originally delivered to Italy but it went straight after to the USA.  During 1995 it was imported …

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MARKET TRENDS

Hottest Classics

Hottest Classics

Under $10,000

1975 Ford Pickups (Ford) The hottest cars under 10 grand right now, mostly aren’t cars. They’re trucks. Eight of the top 10 under 10 are trucks, in fact. This underscores what we saw in January during this year’s Scottsdale (Ariz.) Auction Week. If you’re into classic trucks and have been considering a purchase, now is the time to plunk down …

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TOP CARS

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Dana

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Dana

1967 Alfa Spider, one California owner for 40 years!

1967 Alfa Spider, one California owner for 40 years!

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

1961 Jensen 541 S

1961 Jensen 541 S

1995 Porsche 911

1995 Porsche 911

1951 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1951 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

1974 BMW 2500 CS

1974 BMW 2500 CS

1972 FIAT DINO 2400

1972 FIAT DINO 2400

1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

1989 Lamborghini Countach

1989 Lamborghini Countach

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante

1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante

1977 Ensign N177

1977 Ensign N177

1987 MARCH LEYTON HOUSE F1

1987 MARCH LEYTON HOUSE F1

1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 SALOON

1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 SALOON

1966 SHELBY GT350 RACECAR

1966 SHELBY GT350 RACECAR

1995 Porsche 911 ( 993 ) Cabriolet

1995 Porsche 911 ( 993 ) Cabriolet

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT M-Series

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT M-Series

1997 Porsche 993 Turbo

1997 Porsche 993 Turbo

1963 Porsche 356 BT6 1600S

1963 Porsche 356 BT6 1600S

2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2 coupe

2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2 coupe

1955 Messerschmitt KR200

1955 Messerschmitt KR200

1993 Bugatti EB110GT

1993 Bugatti EB110GT

1993 DE TOMASO PANTERA GT5-S

1993 DE TOMASO PANTERA GT5-S

1971 PORSCHE 911 ‘S/T’

1971 PORSCHE 911 ‘S/T’

1952 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A 1500 COUPE

1952 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A 1500 COUPE

1967 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV

1967 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV

1968 Porsche 911 2.0

1968 Porsche 911 2.0

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 SS 'Sprint Speciale'

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 SS 'Sprint Speciale'

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter

1952 Ferrari 212 Inter

1973 Iso Grifo Series II 7L LHD

1973 Iso Grifo Series II 7L LHD

1955 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A SPEEDSTER

1955 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A SPEEDSTER

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2l

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2l

1957 Porsche 356 A Coupe

1957 Porsche 356 A Coupe

1961 AC ACE BRISTOL

1961 AC ACE BRISTOL

1958 BRM TYPE 25

1958 BRM TYPE 25

1982 BRABHAM BT49/D

1982 BRABHAM BT49/D

1929 BENTLEY SPEED SIX LE MANS

1929 BENTLEY SPEED SIX LE MANS

1962 Triumph TR3 A

1962 Triumph TR3 A

1957 AC BRISTOL

1957 AC BRISTOL

1983 Lancia 037 Group B EVO 2

1983 Lancia 037 Group B EVO 2

2002 PORSCHE 996 GT3 RS

2002 PORSCHE 996 GT3 RS

1938 Jaguar SS100

1938 Jaguar SS100

1961 Porsche 356B Coupe Super 90

1961 Porsche 356B Coupe Super 90

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe

1962 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster

1962 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster Super

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster Super

1992 Ferrari F40

1992 Ferrari F40

1976 March 761

1976 March 761

1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 YELLOW

1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 YELLOW

1951 Jaguar XK120 Period Competition Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120 Period Competition Roadster

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 LHD

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 LHD

1972 Datsun 240Z Super Samuri 'Big Sam'

1972 Datsun 240Z Super Samuri 'Big Sam'

1964 Shelby Cobra 289

1964 Shelby Cobra 289

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1970 Riverside, Los Angeles Times GP, Can-Am Challenge – Peter Revson during practice in the L&M Lola T220-Chevrolet (DNF, overheating) - Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Donington Historic Festival

Donington Historic Festival


Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or have never seen a historic racing car in action before, you’ll find plenty to entertain you at the Donington Historic Festival. www.doningtonhistoric.com

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Keels & Wheels

Keels & Wheels


Keels & Wheels established itself among the nations top concours events while in pursuit of multiple goals. www.keels-wheels.com

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Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance
Beaulieu Spring Autojumble

Beaulieu Spring Autojumble


Sister to the iconic and world-famous International Autojumble, the Spring Autojumble is perfect for those with an existing project looking for parts, looking for your next project and of course motoring enthusiasts. www.beaulieu.co.uk

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Bonhams: The Aston Martin Works Sale
Mecum: Indy

Mecum: Indy


Indiana State Fairgrounds 1202 E 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46205 www.mecum.com

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Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia


For 30 years, Mille Miglia has been bringing together exeptional personalities to the world of sport. Today, the reenactment of the Mille Miglia is an event in a class of its own. www.1000miglia.it

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Coys: The Royal Horticultural Halls

Coys: The Royal Horticultural Halls


An Important Auction of Fine Historic Automobiles www.coys.co.uk

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PROFILE

Story Of A Legend

Porsche 917 K

Story Of A Legend

After Porsche burst onto the racing scene in the early 1950s, the German company had slowly, but gradually progressed through the sportscar racing classes with one goal in mind: an overall victory at LeMans. Porsche's first success at the legendary 24 Hours race came in 1952, when a 356 took the victory in the 751 - 1100 cc class. Patiently …

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