EDITORIAL

Market Review By Gregor Fiskens

As 2017 draws to a close, it is timely to look back at the year to understand how the classic car market continues to perform. Whilst certain classes of car are most certainly in decline, the extraordinary, truly great cars persist in delivering stronger than ever results. A price drop of some 20-25 percent amongst the average and repeatable is …

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 Gregor Fiskens
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TOP NEWS

Tour Auto Optic 2000: The Route 2018!

Tour Auto Optic 2000: The Route 2018!

The next Tour Auto Optic 2000 will take place from 23rd to 28th April 2018. It will start from the Grand Palais (Paris) to finish in Nice via Besançon, Megève, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATW-pAFFdXc MAP PDF VERSION Paris-Nice in five legs In keeping with tradition, the 2018 Tour Auto Optic 2000 will begin on Monday 23rd April with a not-to-be …

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Prototype Roadster Set For Bonhams Scottsdale Auction

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Prototype Roadster Set For Bonhams Scottsdale Auction

Bonhams is delighted to announce a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Prototype Roadster. It’s a prototype example and the first US-market Roadster with a exceptional restoration by Rare Drive, Inc. see the video Report by collectorscarworld.com  

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Luft Kult: Porsche’s Most Exclusive Owners’ Club

Luft Kult: Porsche’s Most Exclusive Owners’ Club

Warm autumn sun takes the edge off an early Saturday morning in Weissach. Outside the gates of Porsche’s near-mythical development centre northwest of Stuttgart, the sleepy Böblingen air is disturbed only by a distant but distinctive thrum. Climbing the hill out of town, a small convoy of air-cooled 911s is weaving its way towards the entrance. The sound grows from murmur to burble, from burble to bellow as an early ‘S’, a G-Series Turbo and stripped out 964 …

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Preview: Retromobile 2018

Preview: Retromobile 2018

Next year, boosted by the continuing success of previous years, Retromobile will be held in pavilion 1, 2 & 3, the largest and most prestigious hall at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris.  More space for exhibitors, more comfort for visitors, more reasons to buy, to dream, to find out information and to admire new and old products at …

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A Craftsmanship Showcase: The Bentley Continental GT First Edition

A Craftsmanship Showcase: The Bentley Continental GT First Edition

Bentley Motors has created an exclusive First Edition of the all-new Continental GT. This ultimate expression of the Grand Tourer represents the pinnacle of Bentley craftsmanship, handcrafted and designed in Great Britain. Exquisitely appointed, the interior specification of the Bentley Continental GT First Edition has been painstakingly curated by the Bentley design team. The new model combines all the finest …

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The Michael Fux Collection At Mecum Kissimee 2018

The Michael Fux Collection At Mecum Kissimee 2018

Highly successful entrepreneur Michael Fux may very well be more famous for his massive collection of modern-day supercars than for his prosperous business ventures, even though the latter certainly deserves all the credit for the former. But for anyone passionate about cars, the discrepancy isn’t the least bit hard to understand when face-to-face with Fux’s awe-inspiring automotive spread. Originally of …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

by Aston Workshop

We’re delighted to offer for sale this stunning and very original Aston Martin DB4 Series II. With 4 previous owners since 1961 this example is in the original Goodwood Green with Black leather specification, exactly as it left Newport Pagnell all those years ago. This DB4 it has been enjoyed in the UK as well as the United States and …

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

by HK-Engeneering

HK-Enginneering offers this beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster in silver combined with black leather interior and black soft top. In addition it will be handed over with a very desirable fitted Hard Top in black. This Roadster was originally deliverd on 27th September 1957 to the company Studebaker Packard South Bend/USA and afterwards handed ober to it's first owner to …

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1959 Porsche 356 A

1959 Porsche 356 A

by Driversource

1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Reutter Coupe Chassis No. 106167 Engine No. 72580 Numbers Matching Engine & Transmission Rare Early Porsche with Body # Stamped Panels Offered with Porsche Kardex and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity August 2016 Engine Rebuild by Porsche Specialist Ideal Example to Enjoy As-is, Ready for Daily Driving or Vintage Rallies The 356 model line expanded and evolved …

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MARKET TRENDS

Five Mid-Engine Sports Cars For Under $20,000

Five Mid-Engine Sports Cars For Under $20,000

When we think of cars that have the engine sitting right behind the driver, we naturally think of expensive stuff. Ferraris, Lambos, Ford GTs, that sort of thing. Most mid-engine cars are indeed very pricy. Over the years, however, certain mid-engine sports cars have gotten temptingly cheap, and some even started out that way. Here are five to choose from, …

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TOP CARS

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1967 Daytona, 24 Hours of Daytona - Pedro Rodriguez at full speed on way to 3rd place in the Ferrari 330P3/4 Coupé he shared with Jean Guichet; photographed by Pete Biro, USA – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Bonhams: The Grand Palais
Mecum: Kissimmee

Mecum: Kissimmee

Osceola Heritage Park 1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744

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Autosport

Autosport

www.autosportinternational.com

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Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson

For the last 46 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evolved over the years into world-class automotive lifestyle events where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global …

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Bonhams: The Scottsdale Auction

Bonhams: The Scottsdale Auction

Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa www.bonhams.com

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RM Sotheby's: Arizona

RM Sotheby's: Arizona

Always kicking off the collector car auction season on a strong note, RM Sotheby's returns to the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 18–19 January, for its 19th annual Arizona sale. www.rmsothebys.com

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Bremen Classic Motorshow

Bremen Classic Motorshow

The BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW is the first major classic car exhibition of the year in Germany. Here you’ll find everything for a successful start to the classic season: cars, motorcycles, young classics, historic motorsport, spare parts and restoration tips. www.classicmotorshow.de  

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Artcurial: Rétromobile

Artcurial: Rétromobile

Anne-Claire Mandine Phone +33 1 42 99 20 73 motorcars@artcurial.com www.artcurial.com

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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

Profile: De Tomaso Pantera

When Modena-based company Automobili De Tomaso introduced the Pantera in New York in 1970 as the successor of the De Tomaso Mangusta, hardly anyone believed, it would be still built 20 years later.  With the creation of the Pantera, De Tomaso had come before the competition. Both, Ferrari and Maserati were not competitive at this time with a large-volume mid-engine …

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