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

1995 Aston Martin Vantage V8

1995 Aston Martin Vantage V8 "550"

1953 MG TD Roadster

1953 MG TD Roadster

1983 Ford F250 Pick-Up

1983 Ford F250 Pick-Up

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

1961 Porsche 356 BT5 Super 90 '61

1961 Porsche 356 BT5 Super 90 '61

1987 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top

1987 Land Rover Defender 90 Soft Top

1996 Jaguar XK8

1996 Jaguar XK8

1966 Porsche 912 matching numbers

1966 Porsche 912 matching numbers

1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC

1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC

1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2

1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2

1975 Lamborghini Urraco

1975 Lamborghini Urraco

1965 Ford Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang

1976 Jaguar XJ-S Coupé Serie I

1976 Jaguar XJ-S Coupé Serie I

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

1969 MGB 1800 Roadster

1969 MGB 1800 Roadster

1994 Porsche 993 “Outlaw”

1994 Porsche 993 “Outlaw”

1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS

1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS

1962 Porsche 356B

1962 Porsche 356B

1973 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato

1973 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Zagato

1951 Volkswagen Brezelkäfer

1951 Volkswagen Brezelkäfer

1964 BMC MINI Cooper S

1964 BMC MINI Cooper S

1972 Porsche 911 T Targa

1972 Porsche 911 T Targa

1958 Volkswagen Beetle

1958 Volkswagen Beetle

1989 Land Rover Defender-County 110 stationwagon

1989 Land Rover Defender-County 110 stationwagon

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione

2016 McLaren P1 GTR

2016 McLaren P1 GTR

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1976 Porsche 911

1976 Porsche 911

1932 Mercedes-Benz 370 S Roadster

1932 Mercedes-Benz 370 S Roadster

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder

1978 Ferrari 308 GTS

1978 Ferrari 308 GTS

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR

1966 Jaguar E-Type

1966 Jaguar E-Type

1997 Ferrari 550

1997 Ferrari 550

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage Convertible

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage Convertible

1958 Aston Martin DB4

1958 Aston Martin DB4

1961 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII BN7

1961 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII BN7

1985 Ferrari 208 GTS Turbo

1985 Ferrari 208 GTS Turbo

1971 Aston Martin DB6 MKII

1971 Aston Martin DB6 MKII

1966 Ferrari 330GT

1966 Ferrari 330GT

1993 Jaguar XJ220C TWR Works Le Mans GT Class Winner

1993 Jaguar XJ220C TWR Works Le Mans GT Class Winner

1968 Porsche 911S Targa

1968 Porsche 911S Targa

1973 Range Rover Safari

1973 Range Rover Safari

1983 Jaguar XJS HE

1983 Jaguar XJS HE

1984 De Tomaso Longchamp Spyder

1984 De Tomaso Longchamp Spyder

1980 De Tomaso Longchamp GTS

1980 De Tomaso Longchamp GTS

1969  Lola T70 Mk3B Continuation

1969 Lola T70 Mk3B Continuation

1961 BRM P57/3

1961 BRM P57/3

1979 Mercedes Benz 409 Fire Truck

1979 Mercedes Benz 409 Fire Truck

1969 Brabham BT29

1969 Brabham BT29

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

1906 Sizaire et Naudin Type F

1906 Sizaire et Naudin Type F

2004 Ferrari 360 Modena coupe 6 speed manual

2004 Ferrari 360 Modena coupe 6 speed manual

2002 Land Rover D90

2002 Land Rover D90

1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso

1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso

1964 Elva Mk 8

1964 Elva Mk 8

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1900

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1900

1894 Peugeot Type 5

1894 Peugeot Type 5

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider

1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider

1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competition Berlinetta Sport Speciale

1955 Ferrari 250 GT Competition Berlinetta Sport Speciale

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1951 Aston Martin DB2 For Sale

1951 Aston Martin DB2 For Sale

1936 Ford Phaeton

1936 Ford Phaeton

1964 Ford Mustang Pace Car

1964 Ford Mustang Pace Car

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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