EDITORIAL

John Whitmore (1937-2017)

Sir John Whitmore, British and European touring car winner, has died on 28th of April at the age of 79. In the 1960s, he stepped up to one of the UK’s leading drivers by winning the 1961 British Saloon Car Championship and for years later he dominated the European Touring Car Championship four years later. He also won the 1600cc …

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TOP NEWS

Luftgekühlt 2017

Luftgekühlt 2017

Must-Attend For Porsche Lovers

It was merely intended as an intimate morning get-together. Just a few Los Angeles-area friends who shared a love of old air-cooled Porsches — a gathering that would not require a blazer-and-straw-hat dress code. That was Le Mans winner Patrick Long and indie artist Howie Idelson’s idea when they hosted their first event. What transpired was Luftgekühlt—German for “air-cooled”—born in 2014 …

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Outstanding Competition Cars

Outstanding Competition Cars

At Bonhams Spa Classic Sale

On 21 May, Bonhams will return to Belgium for their 4th sale at the formidable Circuit de Spa- Francorchamps. As befits a location of such sporting significance, Bonhams will offer an exemplary range of serious racing cars and related vehicles, ranging from a Grand Prix-winning Formula 1 machine to an original Volkswagen T2 Transporter. Leading the sale is The Ex-Michael …

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Creating A Mustang Supercar

Creating A Mustang Supercar

The 428 Cobra Jet

That’s the KR-8 Mustang behind the Ford GT40 in this famous shot at Tasca Ford. From left to right are Bob Tasca Sr., High Performance Manager Dean Gregson and Ford New England representatives. Gregson’s aluminum-body Ford Cortina SCCA racer sits under the billboard welcoming Mario Andretti. Legendary Ford dealership combined factory parts and race-proven engineering to create Mustang supercar. It’s …

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Celebrating 60 Years

Celebrating 60 Years

Lotus Seven At Silverstone

The ageless and iconic Lotus Seven will be out in force at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (28-30 July), celebrating its milestone 60th anniversary with special displays plus a massive track parade on Saturday. It was back in September 1957 that the very first Seven was delivered to its proud new owner and the small two-seater open-top sportscar has been in …

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Klassikwelt Bodensee

Klassikwelt Bodensee

10th Anniversary Edition

More than 800 exhibitors from 16 countries and 38,500 visitors on the three days of the show, 19% of these from Switzerland, Austria, 98 % of the visitors gave KLASSIKWELT BODENSEE a rating of very good and good. 34% of the visitors travelled in their own classic vehicle, more than 85,000 m² spread over 9 exhibition halls.   Sales KLASSIKWELT BODENSEE …

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CLASSIC INVEST

Perfect Color Combination

Perfect Color Combination

365 GTB/4 By Samuel Laurence

We offer this exceptional and famously owned Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, finished in Rosso Chiaro with Black interior as per manufacturers specification. Delivered new on the 3rd August 1972 through Maranello Concessionaires Ltd, this confirmed matching numbers example is one of only 186 genuine right-hand drive vehicles supplied and is perhaps the most original and well-maintained  Daytonas available on the market. …

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Expertly Restored

Expertly Restored

BMW M1 By Grand Prix Classics

The M1 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaros Ital Design Firm. The body was fiberglass, the frame steel construction. Total weight was 2860 lbs. The M88 Series, inline 6 cylinder, 24 valve, 3.5 Liter engine, producing 277 BHP was used, with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. The engine was lubricated with a dry sump system. Some road cars were delivered with the …

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2-Owner 356 B

2-Owner 356 B

By 2 Shores Classic Cars

Every once in a while, you come across a very special, original car. This is one of these cars. This Karmann built 356B Coupe was delivered new to Johnson Pacific Porsche in Burlingame in April of 1962. The first owner, a Mr. Ramos of San Francisco purchased the car and kept it until 1990. In 1990, the car was acquired …

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MARKET TRENDS

Strong Low-End Vehicles

Strong Low-End Vehicles

Increasing Sales In 2017

Three of the year’s four biggest auction events (Arizona Auction Week, Retromobile, and Amelia Island) have passed and 2017’s results continue stressing that entry-level cars are the strongest segment. More expensive options are a tougher sell. Looking at Mecum’s gargantuan Kissimmee sale and the auctions in Arizona and Amelia Island, 5,123 vehicles went to new homes. While and additional 628 …

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TOP CARS

1949 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet

1949 Delahaye Type 135M Cabriolet

1958 Porsche 356A Coupe

1958 Porsche 356A Coupe

1967 Ferrari 330GTC

1967 Ferrari 330GTC

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

1965 Lotus 26R

1965 Lotus 26R

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB

1982 Morgan 4/4 2-seater '82

1982 Morgan 4/4 2-seater '82

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5

2013 Ferrari F12

2013 Ferrari F12

DE TOMASO DEAUVILLE

DE TOMASO DEAUVILLE

Porsche 904 GTS

Porsche 904 GTS

1975 FIAT ABARTH 124

1975 FIAT ABARTH 124

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

1935 BENTLEY 3.5L VANDEN PLAS TOURER

1935 BENTLEY 3.5L VANDEN PLAS TOURER

1968 Porsche 911L

1968 Porsche 911L

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 750D

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 750D

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo S 3.6

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo S 3.6

1994 PORSCHE 993 CUP CAR

1994 PORSCHE 993 CUP CAR

1966 Porsche 912 Coupé Aga blue '66

1966 Porsche 912 Coupé Aga blue '66

1969 Aston Martin DB6 VOLANTE

1969 Aston Martin DB6 VOLANTE

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

1960 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina coupe series 2

1960 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina coupe series 2

1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL

1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL

1974 Ford Capri RS3100 GAA

1974 Ford Capri RS3100 GAA

1974 ISO GRIFO

1974 ISO GRIFO

1969 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA

1969 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA

1976 March 761

1976 March 761

1959 ASTON MARTIN DBR4

1959 ASTON MARTIN DBR4

2016 Mercedes Benz G550

2016 Mercedes Benz G550

1956 Porsche 356

1956 Porsche 356 "Pre-A" Speedster

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

1971 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV FIA

1971 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV FIA

1932 Horch 853 Special Roadster

1932 Horch 853 Special Roadster

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera 2

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera 2

1963 Mercedes Benz 190 SL

1963 Mercedes Benz 190 SL

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT LHD

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT LHD

1967 Aston Martin DB6 MKI Vantage Volante

1967 Aston Martin DB6 MKI Vantage Volante

Porsche 911 2.7 MFI Coupe

Porsche 911 2.7 MFI Coupe

1958 Volkswagen Deluxe Microbus 23 Window

1958 Volkswagen Deluxe Microbus 23 Window

1968 Ferrari 330 GTS

1968 Ferrari 330 GTS

1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cab SII

1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cab SII

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Zagato

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Zagato

1961 Cooper T53

1961 Cooper T53

1964 Cobra 289 Roadster

1964 Cobra 289 Roadster

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1958 Porsche 356 A Sunroof Coupe

1958 Porsche 356 A Sunroof Coupe

1964 Austin Mini Cooper S

1964 Austin Mini Cooper S

1948 Ermini-Gilco Gran Premio

1948 Ermini-Gilco Gran Premio

1954 Fiat 1100 Turismo Veloce

1954 Fiat 1100 Turismo Veloce

1974 Lancia Stratos

1974 Lancia Stratos

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder

1960 Sebring Sprite

1960 Sebring Sprite

1962 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder

1962 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spyder

1953 Hudson Italia prototype

1953 Hudson Italia prototype

1930 Bentley 4.5 Litre

1930 Bentley 4.5 Litre

1994 Porsche 993 “Outlaw”

1994 Porsche 993 “Outlaw”

1979 BMW M1 Procar

1979 BMW M1 Procar

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

 

1968 Crystal Palace, XVI London Trophy – „The Chequered Flag“ McLaren F2 team with Robin Widdows (DNF) and Frank Gardner (DNS) preparing for their respective heats; photographed by David Baxter, F - Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

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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Spa-Classic

Spa-Classic


www.peterauto.peter.fr

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Bonhams: The Spa Classic Sale
Modena Cento Ore

Modena Cento Ore


Born at the dawn of the new Millennium, the Modena Cento Ore is a great combination of wonderful cars and gentlemen drivers, classic motorsport and tourism, exciting roads and breath-taking landscapes, culinary delights and great wines. www.modenacentooreclassic.it

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PROFILE

Blisteringly Quick

Tiga GC288 Cosworth

Blisteringly Quick

Deceivingly diminutive, the Tiga Group C and IMSA GTP cars were blisteringly quick; in 1985, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm won the inaugural Group C2 championship with a four-cylinder engined example. To broaden the market for the cars, company founder and chief designer Howden Ganley created an altogether bigger Tiga for the 1986 season. It was dubbed the GC286 or …

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