EDITORIAL

Preview: Tour Auto Optic 2000

The 2018 Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will be held between 23rd and 28th April in France. Organised by Peter Auto, the 27th staging will bring together more than 230 classic cars for five days of discovery along French secondary roads punctuated by races on circuits and timed stages on closed roads. In keeping with tradition, the 2018 Tour Auto Optic …

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TOP NEWS

Full #76 Members Meeting Entry List Revealed!

Full #76 Members Meeting Entry List Revealed!

We’re into the final descent towards Members’ Meeting and the return to racing for Goodwood in 2018, so it’s definitely time to share with you the full menu of delectable machinery populating the season-opener. There are Members’ Meeting staples that are a given – the Gerry Marshall Group 1 saloons are one of the highlights of the event. SD1 and …

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RUF Presented The New all Carbon RUF SCR

RUF Presented The New all Carbon RUF SCR

At the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, the sports car manufacturer RUF presented their traditional keystones based on today’s trendsetting technology: the new RUF SCR 2018. More power, less weight, more safety features and in addition to this, the peerless presence of a four-litre normally aspirated engine with 510 hp – the new SCR is our characterful answer to the …

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Bonhams’s 4th Annual Amelia Island Auction Sets Records

Bonhams’s 4th Annual Amelia Island Auction Sets Records

Amelia Island, Florida – March 9, 2018 – With healthy crowds of collector car enthusiasts in attendance, Bonhams fourth annual Amelia Island Auction achieved several world auction records with a total of nearly $13.5-million and a strong 87% sell-through rate. Held at the convenient and easily accessible Fernandina Beach Golf Club, the classic motorcar auction – scheduled to precede the …

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Top 5: Air-cooled Legends

Top 5: Air-cooled Legends

Patrick Long has initiated the "Luftgekühlt" meet-up. A casual get-together in downtown Los Angeles, with the programme name: air-cooled, historic models form the backdrop. In the latest episode of the Top 5 series, he presents the "Top 5" Porsche air-cooled sports cars. He starts with a Porsche 356 B GS Carrera GT. The 356 was launched in 1960 and featured …

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Daytona's Famous Racing Heritage Honoured At Silverstone Classic

Daytona's Famous Racing Heritage Honoured At Silverstone Classic

In an exciting new homage, this summer’s Silverstone Classic (20-22 July) will honour the famous 24 Hours of Daytona with Saturday evening’s three retro sports car showdowns all celebrating the history of America’s legendary endurance race under the ‘Daytona at Dusk’ banner. Daytona has been synonymous with motor sport for more than a century with many of the early World …

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Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder

Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder: the sublime combination of peerless technological innovation, performance and open-air driving. “The Huracán Performante Spyder takes the zenith of Huracán developments, combined with the enhanced emotion of driving a convertible,” says Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Huracán Performante already provides the most heightened feedback and emotion …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1953 Hudson Italia prototype

1953 Hudson Italia prototype

by Marreyt-Classics

Hudson Italia prototype 1953 LHDConcept:Amusing for me as a Brussels-based classic car dealer to notice that this Hudson Italia was conceived in a Brussels restaurant (Le Filet de Boeuf) on the 17-th of January 1953.Dinner guests were Carlo Felice Anderloni, director of the Carrozzeria Touring and Frank Spring, Hudson's styling director.The restaurant table napkin on which the first sketches of …

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1973 Ferrari 246 GT Dino

1973 Ferrari 246 GT Dino

by Morris And Welford

This 1973 Dino GT Euro (#05554) is for the distinguished and refined collector who desires the finest in a Concours-ready, top-quality restored Dino. This Ferrari owner spared nothing to achieve the highest quality in this freshly restored Dino 246 GT. 2016 Concorso Italiano Platinum Award Winner and Best in Class 2016 Ferrari Club of America Platinum Award Winner and Best …

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1974 Porsche 911 2.7 Targa

1974 Porsche 911 2.7 Targa

by Carrosserie Nijsmans

This 1974 Porsche 911 2.7 Targa has been extensively restored, including a completely revised engine and gear box as well as a completely new interior. The car is matching numbers and sports the original alloy Fuchs wheels. It is #203 of total 246 produced for the US market and of 600 built in total. A recent taxation quotes a value …

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MARKET TRENDS

8 Eyebrow-Raising Sales From Amelia Island

8 Eyebrow-Raising Sales From Amelia Island

Auction weekend at Amelia Island may have been slightly down in overall sales, but there was nonetheless a sensational crop of cars on offer, some of which stood out prominently from the rest of the pack. These eight cars, many of which were exceptional examples of lower-tier models, commanded significantly more cash than expected. There are always anomalies out there, …

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TOP CARS

1968 Jaguar XKE

1968 Jaguar XKE

1962 Jaguar XKE Series I

1962 Jaguar XKE Series I

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600

1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 "Corsa"

1952 Cooper Bristol T20 Mk1

1952 Cooper Bristol T20 Mk1

1959 Norton Manx 30M

1959 Norton Manx 30M

1969 Aston Martin DBS

1969 Aston Martin DBS

1966 Triumph TR4 A IRS

1966 Triumph TR4 A IRS

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

1964 Maserati Sebring Series I 2+2 coupe

1964 Maserati Sebring Series I 2+2 coupe

1995 Ferrari F50

1995 Ferrari F50

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 spider Zagato Tre Posti

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 spider Zagato Tre Posti

1968 Volvo

1968 Volvo

2004 Ferrari F430 Challenge

2004 Ferrari F430 Challenge "GT3"

1956 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle

1956 Volkswagen Oval Window Beetle

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 E Coupé

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 E Coupé

1983 Ferrari BB 512i

1983 Ferrari BB 512i

1977 ALPINE A310 POISSON DIEPPOIS

1977 ALPINE A310 POISSON DIEPPOIS

1977 Aston Martin V8

1977 Aston Martin V8

2006 Aston Martin 4.3 V8 Vantage

2006 Aston Martin 4.3 V8 Vantage

1967 Shelby Cobra 427

1967 Shelby Cobra 427

1951 Jaguar XK

1951 Jaguar XK

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 S

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 S

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

1965 SUNBEAM TIGER MARK I

1965 SUNBEAM TIGER MARK I

2018 Ferrari 812 SuperFast

2018 Ferrari 812 SuperFast

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

1977 Porsche 2700 Coupe

1977 Porsche 2700 Coupe

1964 Mercedes 220 SE Convertible

1964 Mercedes 220 SE Convertible

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S spider

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S spider

2011 PORSCHE GT3 RS 4.0

2011 PORSCHE GT3 RS 4.0

1965 FORD GT40 Mk1

1965 FORD GT40 Mk1

2015 Porsche 991 GT3 RS

2015 Porsche 991 GT3 RS

2008 Ferrari 599 HGTE

2008 Ferrari 599 HGTE

1936 Riley 9/16 HP ´Big Four Special´

1936 Riley 9/16 HP ´Big Four Special´

1965 Jaguar E-Type SI 4.2 Roadster LHD

1965 Jaguar E-Type SI 4.2 Roadster LHD

1973 Alfa Romeo 2000

1973 Alfa Romeo 2000

1984 Porsche 911 Cabrio 3.2

1984 Porsche 911 Cabrio 3.2

1966 McLaren M1B

1966 McLaren M1B

1934 MG PA Single Seater Racer

1934 MG PA Single Seater Racer

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé

1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster Restoration

1961 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Roadster Restoration

1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII

1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII

2007 Aston Martin N24

2007 Aston Martin N24

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

1967 Ford GT40 Mk III

1989 BMW M3

1989 BMW M3

1988 TIGA GC288/9

1988 TIGA GC288/9

1966 FERRARI 330 GTC

1966 FERRARI 330 GTC

1993 PORSCHE 911 AMERICAN ROADSTER

1993 PORSCHE 911 AMERICAN ROADSTER

1983 Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0

1983 Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0

1958 AC ACECA

1958 AC ACECA

1931 BUGATTI TYPE 50

1931 BUGATTI TYPE 50

1990 SPICE SE 90C

1990 SPICE SE 90C

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1964 Aston Martin DB5

1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1

1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster

1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120

1951 Jaguar XK120

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1969 Watkins Glen, Grand Prix of the USA – Pedro Rodriguez on way to 5th place in the Ferrari 312/68/69 V12 for the North American Racing Team; photographed by Alice Bixler, USA – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Mecum: Kansas City

Mecum: Kansas City

Kansas City Convention Center 301 West 13th Street Kansas City, MO 64105 www.mecum.com

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Techno Classica Essen

Techno Classica Essen

World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorsport, Motorcycles, Spare Parts, Restauration and World Club Meeting. www.siha.de

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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. www.retro-classics.de

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Donington Historic

Donington Historic

Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or have never seen a historic racing car in action before, you’ll find plenty to entertain you at the Donington Historic Festival. After seven very successful years the event is firmly established as a major fixture on the international historic racing calendar, attracting many thousands of spectators, hundreds of world-class historic racing cars and huge …

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Bonhams: The Monaco Sale
Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

The next Grand Prix de Monaco Historique will mark the 11th edition of this prestigious event (May 11-13, 2018) in the Principality. The Organizing Committee and the Historic Department of Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) have already made three crucial decisions. www.acm.mc

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RM Sotheby's: Monaco

RM Sotheby's: Monaco

The perfect blend of gentility, glitz, hedonism, and top-rank motorsport, Monaco provides the perfect backdrop for RM Sotheby's biennial Monaco auction. www.rmsothebys.com

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1000 Finarte

1000 Finarte

Today, the Italian market has been taken over by the most important International auction houses: Finarte wants to be their major competitor and main reference for art collectors and market players. www.finarte.it

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PROFILE

1953 Ferrari 625TF

This is an interesting model from many points of view starting with the fact that the 625 of its name refers to the ccs of the 1954 Ferrari F1 2.5-litre and the TF may refer to the Targa Florio even though the car never actually raced in it. Of the three models built, the spider version driven by Mike Hawthorn …

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