EDITORIAL

Stunning Barn Find: 1 Of Only 30 Ever Produced BMW Alpina B7S Turbo Coupé

Frank Grünwaldt had the barn find of his lifetime. He discovered a BMW Alpina B7S Turbo E24 near Bremen, Germany. Yes, you know what that means. This model is limited to 30 (!) pieces and he found the number 30. The last one ever produced. The term rare collectable is fully appropriated in this case. Frank got a tip and knew, …

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TOP NEWS

Terre Di Canossa International Classic Car Challenge

Terre Di Canossa International Classic Car Challenge

A huge success for the Eighth Terre di Canossa Challenge: 105 crews at the starting line, with over two thirds coming from abroad. 16 countries represented, 28 vehicle manufacturers and 32 teams. As usual, 2018 was a challenge ‘dressed in pink’ with 40% of women competitors, but it was also ‘green’, as great pains were taken to be eco-friendly. A …

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“World's Finest Car” Coming to Concours of Elegance

“World's Finest Car” Coming to Concours of Elegance

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Best in Show’-winning 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer ‘Boat Tail’ – arguably the finest car in the world – is now confirmed for Concours of Elegance 2018. This year’s event, hosted at Hampton Court Palace from 31 August to 2 September, represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to see the award-winning Mercedes as it comes …

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A Road-Legal Porsche 917 In Monaco

A Road-Legal Porsche 917 In Monaco

Who says race cars belong only on the track? Although it took a lot of jumping through legal hoops, one dedicated owner managed to register his Porsche 917 for road use in Monaco. Something tells us he won’t have trouble finding his car in the grocery store parking lot. Claudio Roddaro is a passionate and dedicated collector of vintage Porsches, …

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DBS Is Back: Iconic Name For The Ultimate Flagship

DBS Is Back: Iconic Name For The Ultimate Flagship

First coined for the iconic 1967 William Towns’ designed-model, the DBS nameplate has been a key part of the brand’s heritage for over 50 years. Resurrected in 2007 for Aston Martin’s then range-topping model, designed by current Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman. The DBS Superleggera completes the brand’s ambitions to replace each of its existing two-door sportscar models as part …

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A Motor Car Fit For A King

A Motor Car Fit For A King

A 1959 BMW 507 Roadster (€2,100,000-2,600,000) originally owned by King Constantine II of Greece, the final king of Greece and godfather to Prince William, is to be offered at Bonhams Monaco Sale at Villa La Vigie on 11 May. This 1959 BMW 507 Roadster was delivered new to King Constantine II of Greece in 1959. He was the final king …

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New 911 GT3 RS Sets A Lap Time Of 6:56.4 Minutes Through The ‘Green Hell’

New 911 GT3 RS Sets A Lap Time Of 6:56.4 Minutes Through The ‘Green Hell’

On April 16 the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set another benchmark for road-approved sports cars at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in Germany: Porsche works race driver Kévin Estre set a lap time in 6:56.4 minutes with the 520-hp GT3 RS. The Frenchman’s lap time was 24 seconds faster than the best time achieved with the previous GT3 RS model. Porsche development …

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Event Report: Espiritu de Montjuic 2018

Event Report: Espiritu de Montjuic 2018

Peter Auto kicked off their 2018 season with the Espiritu de Montjuic at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. This marked the return to the Spanish track for the first time since the Le Mans Series visited back in 2009. At that time, the single Classic Endurance Racing (CER) grid was one of the support series. A lot has changed in the …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

by HK-Engineering

This beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with factory disc brakes was shipped to its first owner to Italy in 1961. The color combination ex factory was painted white gray with black leather. In total the Roadster had only 6 previous owners and the history is completely known. The combination of the disc brakes combined with the casting engine was delivery …

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1993 Bugatti EB110GT

1993 Bugatti EB110GT

by Symbolic International

This particular EB110GT was a standard, mid-production example, the 30th of 85 units completed.  It was originally ordered and completed for a Germany client but the order was canceled and the …

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1990 Ferrari Testarossa

1990 Ferrari Testarossa

by Canepa

1990 Ferrari Testarossa VIN: ZFFSG17A2L0087270 Matching engine 7,565 original miles Exceptionally original One of 452 produced for the U.S. market in 1990 California Car Major engine-out service less than 700 miles ago Large binder of service documents All books, tools, jack and spare 4.9 liter Flat-12 engine Built in November of 1990, the Rossa Corsa Testarossa was imported to the …

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTS

1965 Ferrari 275 GTS

by Morris & Welford

Restored in '85, spent most of its life in AZ Launched alongside the Ferrari 275 GTB at the Paris Motor Show in October 1964 was the much anticipated successor to the 250 GT Cabriolet Pininfarina Series …

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MARKET TRENDS

10 Undervalued British Classics

10 Undervalued British Classics

I’s no secret that vintage BMW and Porsche prices have had a strong go of it the past few years, as have many classic and modern Japanese performance cars. British car values have generally been flatter than other segments of the market. That’s a shame, because there are quite a few English vehicles out there that are rare, gorgeous, fast, …

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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

1962 Le Mans, les 24 heures du Mans – the Mike Parkes-Lorenzo Bandini #7 Ferrari 330LM/GTO (DNF) leads winner Olivier Gendebien-Phil Hill #6 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM and Walt Hansgen-Bruce McLaren #2 Maserati Tipo 151/1 (DNF); photographed by Martin E. Newman, USA – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

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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Challenge And GT Days

Challenge And GT Days

The Challenge and GT Days are a private and special event for all generations of Ferrari Challenge and all Ferrari GT cars. www.fchgt.com

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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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Spa-Classic

Spa-Classic

Spa-Classic, created in 2011, has gone from strength to strength and today it is among the major European events for historic cars. In 2017, the 7th Spa-Classic fulfilled all its promises setting new records for spectators, more than 20 000. www.peterauto.peter.fr

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Shamrock Witage Challenge

Shamrock Witage Challenge

This site is dedicated to historic motor sport in Ireland, helping preserve the heritage of early motoring and motor sport. Through organising and running events, from simple tours to fully competitive trials, Irish Racing Green aim to encourage and foster those interested in this world of old cars. www.irishracinggreen.ie

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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

At the end of May, the big family of classic beauties on two and four wheels traditionally comes together on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. This is a time when brilliance and radiance from yesteryear come together. Participants and visitors for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will already have noted the weekend from 25th to 27th May 2018 …

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Modena Cento Ore Classic

Modena Cento Ore Classic

The “Cento Ore” is an exciting journey on a wonderful scenic route with circuit races, hillclimbs on closed roads and unique evenings in astonishing locations, all sewed together with touristic and cultural hints. www.modenacentooreclassic.it

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PROFILE

Porsche 936/81 Spyder

To the museum and back: the Porsche 936 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1976 and 1977 is brought back for the famous 24-hour race in 1981, as there is not enough time to develop a new car for endurance contests. Clocking in at 360 km/h on the Mulsanne Straight, the 936 is the fastest car in …

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