EDITORIAL

Happy Birthday BMW M1

In 1981, the death knoll tolled for BMW's most ambitious project to date. After 30 months of production, in which fewer than 450 road-going versions were built, the M1 was dead. For decades, there would be nothing else like it. No other mid-engine BMW would appear until the wizardry of the electrified i8. The M1 was pragmatic, yet valuable; exotic, …

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TOP NEWS

Rally of the Year: Modena Cento Ore 2018

Rally of the Year: Modena Cento Ore 2018

It’s all over! The awards ceremony on Saturday evening has brought the 2018 edition of the Modena Cento Ore to a close. During the awards ceremony, it was fulfilling to see how the competitors celebrated together the triumphs of some and the defeat of others after the race was over. There again, if you were really determined to find fault …

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Review: The Richard Mille Nürburgring Classic

Review: The Richard Mille Nürburgring Classic

Only five weeks after the ADAC 24h Classic, the Green Hell had been challenged by the Richard Mille Nürburgring Classic. Between the 15th and 17th of June, more than 100 cars arrived at the Nürburgring to take part in the prestigious event. After the 90th Anniversary of „The Ring“ in 2017, the legendary racecourse in the Eifel brought again magic …

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5 Ferraris From The Expanded Petersen Automotive Museum Vault

5 Ferraris From The Expanded Petersen Automotive Museum Vault

Since reopening in 2016 after an extensive remodel, the Petersen Automotive Museum has had a number of amazing new exhibits. However, as big as the Petersen is, it can’t keep all of the displays in the prime gallery spots forever. Time marches on, new cars are curated for another celebration of the automobile, and the old exhibits move on. Where do they …

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19th Rallye des Princesses Richard Mille

19th Rallye des Princesses Richard Mille

The slumbering Vendôme Column was roused early on Sunday 3rd June when no fewer than 90 classic cars fired up their engines as the first rays of sun broke over the city. On board: 180 elegant women, drivers and co-drivers, all competitors in the Rallye des Princesses, now partnered with Richard Mille for the fourth year in a row. And …

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Mecum to Hold Collector Car Auction At The Portland Expo Center June 22-23

Mecum to Hold Collector Car Auction At The Portland Expo Center June 22-23

Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will return to Portland this June 22-23 for an offering of 600 classic and collector cars at Oregon’s Portland Expo Center. Offerings will include everything from American muscle cars and Corvettes, to classics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more. Among the Mecum Portland auction’s featured lots is a two-owner 1961 Chrysler 300G(Lot S43) offered …

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Global Endurance Legends: An Exceptional Premier!

Global Endurance Legends: An Exceptional Premier!

The major novelty at Le Mans Classic in 2018 is the Global Endurance Legends that opens the door to a new era for this iconic meeting. With the arrival of this demonstration grid the event now covers the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours from 1923 to 2014! In 2018, Global Endurance Legends is joining up with historic grids …

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Garage Find: 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series II

Garage Find: 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series II

This 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Series II is an excellent original matching numbers example just out of 40 years of ownership. Burgundy with tan leather interior, this is an extremely honest and original car just out of long-term storage and is one of only 460 Series II models built. Accompanied by its original owners manual. A particularly desirable single-headlight Series II …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1949 MASERATI 4CLT

1949 Maserati 4CLT

by Fiskens 

- Chassis No. 1602 (one of the final 1st series) was delivered by the works to Giuseppe Farina on 15th June 1949  - Driven to 1st place by Farina at the BRDC International Trophy & Grand Prix de Lausanne in 1949 - Reworked to Chassis No. 1612 by Scuderia Milan for the 1950 season - Campaigned throughout Europe in 1950 & 1951 …

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1972 FERRARI DINO 246 GT

1972 Ferarri Dino 246 GT

by Ruote Da Sogno Srl

Only two owners. Matching Numbers & Matching Colors. The car still has its original Black Italian plates. The body is solid and rust-free, with no evidence of damages. This car had a conservative body restoration a few years ago and still has its fully original interior in perfect condition. Its Silver Paint and chromes continue to shine beautifully. Also accompanying …

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1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 SALOON

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon

by Post Vintage Engineers Ltd

ASTON MARTIN DB6 SALOON Aston Martin DB6 Saloon For sale   Build date: 27 October 1967 Parchment trim, blue carpets,  light metallic blue. This 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Saloon is for sale with Post Vintage Engineers. It is finished in light metallic blue, with a parchment leather interior and blue carpets. It was subject to major expenditure several years ago, …

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MARKET TRENDS

Mercedes 300 SL: JD Classics Expert Guide

Mercedes 300 SL: JD Classics Expert Guide

It’s all-too easy to label something an automotive icon, but if there’s any car deserving of the title, it’s the Mercedes 300SL. It was the fastest car in the world, arguably the most beautiful, and spawned a model line – SL, or Sport Leicht – that continues to this day. An Austrian named Max Hoffman is credited with identifying a …

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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

1963 Reims, Grand Prix de France – Giulio Borsari, Ludovico Scarfiotti and Mauro Forghieri in the Ferrari paddock; photographed by Guido Weber, CH - Happy New Year! – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Bonhams: The Den Hartogh Collection

Bonhams: The Den Hartogh Collection

Bonhams is delighted to announce that it will be selling at auction the contents of the world-famous Den Hartogh Museum, The Netherlands, on 23 June 2018. It is believed to be the largest collection of Fords in the world, and demonstrates the true breadth and variety of the American marque. Examples range from Ford Models A, B and C to …

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Concours D'Elegance Paleis Het Loo
The Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance

The Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance

The Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance, inaugurated in 2016 as a motorsport event, brings together some 50 of the world’s finest motor cars which are displayed amid the backdrop of Grade I listed Georgian mansion Heveningham Hall on dramatic grass terraces designed by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. www.heveninghamconcours.com

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Le Mans Classic

Le Mans Classic

Le Mans Classic gives now-and-already go to all classic car enthusiasts on 6, 7 and 8 July 2018 on the Grand Circuit 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2016, more than 123.000 spectators had found their way in Sarthe to admire nearly 550 race cars on the track and 8.500 vintage cars in general enclosure specially designed to accommodate 180 …

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Stella Alpina

Stella Alpina

Make a note of the Stella Alpina dates in your diary as it's when the Stella Alpina will be back in the mountains, with two nights in the best hotels of Moena, the enchanted village in the heart of the Dolomites. www.stellaalpinastorica.it

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Brooklands: The July Sale

Brooklands: The July Sale

With its home at the heart of British Motorsport, Historics offer a Classic & Sportscar auction environment like no other. www.historics.co.uk

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Artcurial: Le Mans Classic
Silverstone Classic

Silverstone Classic

The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival features the cream of historic racing action from Formula One, Sports Cars, GT and Touring Car grids with over 20 races and demonstrations, and over 1,000 race entries. www.silverstoneclassic.com

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PROFILE

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Cabriolet

Ferrari's first production racing car, the 166 MM, was introduced late in 1948. In the following years the model evolved into the 195 Sport, 212 Export, 225 Sport and finally the 250 MM. For anyone familiar with Ferrari nomenclature, it will not come as a surprise that each of these cars had a slightly larger version of the Colombo V12 …

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