EDITORIAL

60 Years Ago Marked The Hattrick For Paul O’Shea And His 300 SLS

In autumn 1957, racing driver Paul O'Shea won his third US sports car championship. After his two titles in a 300 SL "Gullwing" Coupé (W 198) in 1955 and 1956, he won his third championship in succession 60 years ago at the wheel of an open-top 300 SLS ("Super Light Sport") touring sports car based on the 300 SL Roadster. Today, this success story …

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TOP NEWS

Celebrating Ferrari’s Anniversary At Motorclassica Melbourne

Celebrating Ferrari’s Anniversary At Motorclassica Melbourne

Ferrari will officially celebrate its 70th Anniversary with Australian audiences at Motorclassica in Melbourne from 13-15 October. Ferrari will be the featured marque at Motorclassica, the largest event of its type in the southern hemisphere featuring rare and exotic, historic, vintage and collectible cars. The event, held in Melbourne’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, will display the most …

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Record-Price For The G650 At Bonhams Zoute Sale

Record-Price For The G650 At Bonhams Zoute Sale

On Friday 6 October, the Bonhams Motoring Department held their 5th annual Zoute Sale. The assembled international crowd bid furiously throughout the auction. An impressive 83% of lots sold, and the auction achieved a total of €5,514,777. The top lot of the sale was the last available 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, offered directly from the Mercedes-Benz factory. After a ferocious …

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Lamborghini Looks Back At The Father Of Luxury SUVs

Lamborghini Looks Back At The Father Of Luxury SUVs

Twenty-five years after the legendary LM002 ceased production, Automobili Lamborghini will launch the Urus on 4 December 2017 in Sant’Agata Bolognese, again creating a new class of Super SUVs. In advance of the Urus world premier Automobili Lamborghini looks back on its SUV legacy in order to recall an extraordinary automobile. The black LM002 (chassis #12231) from the Lamborghini museum, …

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The Incredible Story About The Junkyard Bugatti

The Incredible Story About The Junkyard Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti was a showman. You could even say at times a P.T. Barnum -type promoter, only instead of the biggest elephant in any circus he had the biggest luxury car, which (coincidence?) had an elephant as its radiator ornament. He had it designed at the end of the 1920s. The Type 41 was intended to be the most magnificent …

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There Seems To Be No Retirement Plan For Richard Attwood

There Seems To Be No Retirement Plan For Richard Attwood

Nearly 50 years on from winning Le Mans, Richard Attwood is still racing and still getting podiums. You can’t keep a good man down. Richard Attwood, Porsche’s first ever overall winner at Le Mans in 1970, is now 77 years old. Normally, that’s the stage of life where most of us mortals are thinking about what colour slippers we should …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

By Copley Motorcars

Serial Number 4513 GT, Engine Number 4467 GT with numero interno 1448/73 E, the 57th of 350 250 GT/L built by Carrozzeria Scaglietti and designed by Pinin Farina, 3.0 litre Colombo V12 engine, 4 speed gearbox, disc brakes at all 4 corners, delivered new July 1963 by official Ferrari dealer Garage de Montchoisy SA of …

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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport

By RK Motors

This exceptionally clean Chevelle is a classy stunner that mixes 426 cubic inches of supercharged LS3 with a modern driveline, thoroughly updated chassis components and an air conditioned ultraleather cockpit! The product of a $120K rotisserie restoration that's logged less than 200 miles since its July, 2016 completion, this clean Chevy features athletic aesthetics that are ready for prime time. …

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1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupé

1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupé

By Symbolic International

Restored, rust and accident free, matching numbers. Ordered and sold new in Beverly Hills, California. Complete with books and tools. Ultra-rare specification example with Factory delivered sunroof, floor-shift, air-conditioning, Becker Multi-Band Stereo Radio, power windows, power steering, power brakes …

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MARKET TRENDS

These 25 Cars Have Just Begun Climing In Hagerty’s Vehicle Rating

These 25 Cars Have Just Begun Climing In Hagerty’s Vehicle Rating

The big news at the bottom of the newest Hagerty Vehicle Ratings (HVR) is that there is no big news. In a market that seems to be fluctuating further up the food chain, cars at the bottom end of the ratings haven’t seen much action. In fact, the bottom is still comprised of the same cars from the last update, …

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TOP CARS

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1975 Daytona, 24 Hours of Daytona – The Chevrolet Corvette of John Greenwood-Vince Muzzin-Carl Shafer takes a tight line. Greenwood also dominated the 1975 Trans Am series; photographed by Louis Galanos, USA – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Motorclassica

Motorclassica

An Australian made, owned and restored Holden Monaro GTS made history today by winning the Australian International Concours d’Elegance at the 2016 Motorclassica in Melbourne., www.motorclassica.com.au

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Coys: The Spirit of Motoring

Coys: The Spirit of Motoring

The Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, Vincent Square Westminster, London, SW1P 2PE www.coys.co.uk

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Classic Expo Salzburg
Bonhams: The Padua Auction
RAC Rally of the Tests

RAC Rally of the Tests

From its inception in 1932, the RAC Rally has been at the pinnacle and forefront of motor sport worldwide, it has attracted many of the leading lights to compete in what has always been regarded as one of the toughest and challenging events ever. www.heroevents.eu/event-type/rac-rally-of-the-tests/  

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Mecum: Las Vegas

Mecum: Las Vegas

Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109 www.mecum.com

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InterClassics Brussels

InterClassics Brussels

Classic cars from Spa-Francorchamps www.interclassics.be

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The London Classic Car Show

The London Classic Car Show

The show is over for another year! We welcomed over 37,000 visitors to ExCeL this weekend, and will be back with an even bigger show next year - 15th-18th February 2018. www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk

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PROFILE

Elvis' Personal 507 Is Our Highlight At The BMW Museum

  In 2014, BMW's Group Classic division acquired a truly legendary BMW 507, which was once owned by Elvis Presley, famous already at that time as the “King of Rock’n’Roll”, while he was doing his military service in Germany. After that, it disappeared for nearly 50 years and was believed to have been lost before returning to the limelight. After almost …

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