EDITORIAL

Tribute To Aston Martin

At Rétromobile Paris
Tribute To Aston Martin

The English sports car manufacturer Aston Martin had its golden age under the leadership of David Brown. With nearly 20 representative models, Rétromobile is retracing this period marked by the production of GTs with inimitable lines, a world title and the beginnings of a close connection with secret agent James Bond. Legend has it that it was after seeing the …

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TOP NEWS

Highlights At The Grand Palais

Highlights At The Grand Palais

Bonhams’ Paris Auction

The incredible location of the Grand Palais will once again host Bonhams Grande Marques du Monde sale on 9th February during the famous Rétromobile. With lots ranging from the veteran 1900 Benz Ideal 4.5 HP to a brace of modern Bentleys, the sale spans over a century of the finest motor cars from all over the world. Representing the best of British …

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Alvis Is Back

Alvis Is Back

Taking Orders & Exhibiting At London Classic Car Show

Fifty years after Alvis stopped making cars, the company is back and its order book is open. And the company will have a significant presence at the London Classic Car Show (23-26 February, London ExCeL) to mark the occasion. Unlike some marque revivals, The Alvis Car Company isn’t simply attaching the famous ‘Red Triangle’ badge to the front of a …

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Lineup Of Fine Historic Cars

Lineup Of Fine Historic Cars

Shown At Rétromobile By William I'Anson

  Apart from a superb exhibition spanning the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, a great selection of french brands and their cars, two reunited Ballots, Bonhams jaw-dropping lineup for the Grand Palais Sale and other rarities, the 2017 edition of the Rétromobile, held in Paris from Feb 8th-12th, will certainly wow its visitors with many other automobile highlights.     One thing …

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Bremen Classic Motorshow

Bremen Classic Motorshow

Last Minute Tips

Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place Feb 3rd-5th. These are the latest updates on the special exhibitions: In "Karmann's Treasury" in Hall 5, one very special Volkswagen Karmann Ghia sits beneath his siblings: the conceptual study, which Wilhelm Karmann had designed by Ghia in 1953 without the knowledge of VW. At its unveiling in 1955, there were standing ovations. The rest is history. For …

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Quite A Concept

Quite A Concept

1956 Buick Centurion

The General Motors Motorama shows of the 1950s were an extravaganza of design and spectacle, showcasing General Motors’ latest production cars plus dramatic concept cars that predicted the future of the automobile. All of these were displayed on elaborate moving sets with performers and bands that made the old-fashioned motor show seem Victorian by comparison. At the 1956 Motorama GM …

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CLASSIC INVEST

Maserati-Powered Rarity

Maserati-Powered Rarity

Bandini Maserati By Marreyt Classics

The only Bandini which was meant to be fitted from original with a Maserati engine. One of the 4 cars constructed with a wider chassis. Aluminium body built by Motto. Initially fitted with a pre-war Maserati 4 cylinder 1100 cc racing engine, now a 1949 A6 Maserati 1.5 liter 6 cylinder in line + triple twin Weber carbs. Exported to …

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One Of The Few RHD

One Of The Few RHD

Ferrari BBi 512 By Graypaul

Following on from the Carburettor Fed 365 GT4 BB and the BB 512, the BBi 512 was the last in the Berlinetta Boxer series before being replaced in 1984 with the Testarossa. This last incarnation was a rare car in the UK, with only 42 UK, Right Hand Drive Cars produced, and just 48 Right Hand Drive Worldwide, from a …

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Successful LeMans Racer

Successful LeMans Racer

Aston Martin DBR9 By KW Autos

With the development of the Aston Martin DBR9, the company from Gaydon in the UK aimed at the very top of motorsport competition. When the DBR9 was introduced in 2004 exactly 45 years have gone by since the last time Aston Martin has won the most important motorsport event in the world being the 24 hours of Le Mans with …

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MARKET TRENDS

Arizona Analysis

Arizona Analysis

Emerging Marketplace Trends

The final results from the Scottsdale auctions held during Arizona Car Week are in, and it looks like the total sales numbers are $262.8 million this year compared with $250 million last year. So, it looks like the market is climbing and all is great. But if you actually attended the auctions, you probably have a different opinion about the …

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TOP CARS

1964 MGB Roadster Overdrive with wire wheels

1964 MGB Roadster Overdrive with wire wheels

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera S Coupe Aero Sports

1997 Porsche 993 Carrera S Coupe Aero Sports

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Coupe

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Coupe

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000

1974 Alfa Romeo 2000

1977 BMW 5 Serie

1977 BMW 5 Serie

1975 TOJ Formula 2

1975 TOJ Formula 2

1977 Maserati Kyalami

1977 Maserati Kyalami

1973 Sauber C3

1973 Sauber C3

1974 Volkswagen T1 Kombi '74

1974 Volkswagen T1 Kombi '74

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

1972 Jaguar XKE

1972 Jaguar XKE

1964 Triumph TR4 roadster

1964 Triumph TR4 roadster

1997 BMW Z3M Roadster

1997 BMW Z3M Roadster

1986 Austin Mini Cooper Rally outfit

1986 Austin Mini Cooper Rally outfit

1981 Delorean DMC-12

1981 Delorean DMC-12

1943 Willys Jeep MB43 '43

1943 Willys Jeep MB43 '43

1969 Porsche 911T

1969 Porsche 911T

1979 BMW M1 E26

1979 BMW M1 E26

1965 Porsche 356C Coupe

1965 Porsche 356C Coupe

1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Superleggera

1963 Maserati 3500 GTI Superleggera

1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8 Drophead Coupe

1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8 Drophead Coupe

1959 Jaguar XK150 LHD 3.4 SE Drophead Coupe

1959 Jaguar XK150 LHD 3.4 SE Drophead Coupe

1957 Austin Healey 100-6

1957 Austin Healey 100-6

1992 Porsche 964 RS

1992 Porsche 964 RS

2005 Ford GT

2005 Ford GT

2000 Arrows A21 – F1

2000 Arrows A21 – F1

1994 Land Rover D90

1994 Land Rover D90

1956 Porsche 356 Carrera GS/GT

1956 Porsche 356 Carrera GS/GT

1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

1960 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster

1960 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1955 Studebaker Conestoga

1955 Studebaker Conestoga

2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S 2+2

2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S 2+2

2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

2007 Porsche GT3 RS

2007 Porsche GT3 RS

1951 Jaguar XK 120

1951 Jaguar XK 120

1987 Renault R5 GT Turbo

1987 Renault R5 GT Turbo

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS

1967 McLaren M1C

1967 McLaren M1C

1967 Porsche 907-1

1967 Porsche 907-1

1988 Audi Turbo quattro-Edition Spéciale 150/200

1988 Audi Turbo quattro-Edition Spéciale 150/200

1946 Siata 500 Record

1946 Siata 500 Record

1955 MG TF 1500

1955 MG TF 1500

2007 Aston Martin DBR9

2007 Aston Martin DBR9

1966 Ford Mustang GT

1966 Ford Mustang GT

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Saloon

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Saloon

1984 Porsche 911 Cabrio

1984 Porsche 911 Cabrio "41.000 Miles"

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1934 Talbot AV105

1934 Talbot AV105

1959 Lister Costin Chevrolet

1959 Lister Costin Chevrolet

1979 Rolls Royce Corniche I Cabrio - Restoration

1979 Rolls Royce Corniche I Cabrio - Restoration

1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competition Berlinetta Sport Speciale

1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competition Berlinetta Sport Speciale

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

Aston Martin DB6 For Sale

Aston Martin DB6 For Sale

1955 Lancia Aurelia B55 Beutler

1955 Lancia Aurelia B55 Beutler

1973 Fiat 130 Coup

1973 Fiat 130 Coup

1965 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Convertible

1965 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Convertible

1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II DHC (Drop Head Coupe)

1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II DHC (Drop Head Coupe)

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3

1972 Range Rover Classic

1972 Range Rover Classic "Suffix A"

1970 Ford Transit

1970 Ford Transit

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1954 AVUS, Grosser Preis von Berlin – Hans Herrmann passes the high banking in his streamlined Mercedes W196 on way to third place

Photo by Alfred von Keller - Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Bremen Classic Motorshow

Bremen Classic Motorshow

The Bremen Classic Motorshow is the first major classic car exhibition of the year. Here you’ll find all the classic vehicle paraphernalia you’ll need for a successful start to the season: cars, motorcycles, young classics, historic motorsport, spare parts and restoration tips. www.classicmotorshow.de

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Rétromobile

Rétromobile

Rétromobile is THE event for anyone interested in vintage cars: over 500 vehicles on show, 500 exhibitors, 120 clubs, 45 artists in the « Automobile Art Gallery », and a host of exclusive events. www.retromobile.com

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Bonhams: The Grand Palais

Bonhams: The Grand Palais

Paris, The Grand Palais www.bonhams.com

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Retro Classics

Retro Classics

Fantastic automotive legends from the four corners of the world with classic elegance await admirers of beautiful curves and hot engines. Start your classic car season at the central hub for driving culture and lifestyle, and discover the finest opulent classic car convention. Also on the starting line: NEO CLASSICS, Youngtimers, American cars, shows and interesting contemporary cars. www.retro-classics.de

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Antwerp Classic Salon

Antwerp Classic Salon

On the 2nd of March 2017 – just one day before the opening of the 40th Antwerp Classic Salon – it will be exactly 70 years ago that Enzo Ferrari produced his first real Ferrari “the Ferrari 125S”. www.antwerpclassicsalon.be

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Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Members’ Meeting recreates the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Meetings held at Goodwood through the 1950s and 1960s. www.goodwood.com  

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Mecum: Kansas City

Mecum: Kansas City

Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.mecum.com

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Terre di Canossa

Terre di Canossa

We are delighted to announce the 7th edition of the GP Terre di Canossa, which will take place from April 20th to 23th 2017,  across Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany. www.granpremioterredicanossa.it

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PROFILE

Built To Score Overall Victories

By the early 1960s the Ford Motor Company decided to adopt a more youthful image. They felt one of the best ways to do so was to go out and win races in general and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in particular. Due to the gentleman's agreement between the three big American companies to stay out of racing, Ford …

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