EDITORIAL

Veterans Wow Huge Crowds On Historic Route To Brighton

Pioneering vehicles make their annual pilgrimage from capital to coast on the world’s longest running motoring event. As an unseasonably mild London was still covered by darkness, nearly 400 pioneering veteran cars, their intrepid drivers and plucky passengers gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday (4thNovember) waiting for daybreak to signal the start of the remarkable Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran …

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TOP NEWS

Exquisite Vauxhall 30-98 Owned By The Last Maharajah Of Kashmir Offered At Bonhams

Exquisite Vauxhall 30-98 Owned By The Last Maharajah Of Kashmir Offered At Bonhams

A 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE Velox Tourer, recognised by many as the finest British sports car of the vintage era, originally owned by Hari Singh, the last Maharajah of Kashmir, is one of the highlights of Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale on 1 December. The motor car will be on display at Bonhams New Bond Street saleroom on Thursday 1 …

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Review: Regent Street Motor Show

Review: Regent Street Motor Show

Motoring enthusiasts, shoppers and Londoners savoured a sunny Saturday to remember on Regent Street (3 November) as the capital’s premier shopping destination was transformed into the country’s biggest free-to-view motor show attracting an estimated crowd of more than half a million enthralled visitors. As tradition now dictates, the famed street was traffic-free between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus for the …

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Exhibition The World Of Volkswagen Classics

Exhibition The World Of Volkswagen Classics

On Sunday, October 28, when outlet stores was open for business, Volkswagen Classic opened its pop-up gallery at the Designer Outlets Wolfsburg and showed a selection of eight historic vehicles spanning the period from 1958 to 1985. The special exhibition in the new Ellipse includes rare prototypes and record-breaking vehicles as well as the filmstar “Herbie” and is to continue …

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$17.5 Million In Sales For Mecum Chicago 2018

$17.5 Million In Sales For Mecum Chicago 2018

Mecum’s Chicago 2018 classic and collector car auction marked another in a long line of successful auctions that have shown huge growth with margins exceeding 30 percent from the previous year. With overall sales totals of $17.5 million, Mecum Chicago 2018 constituted a 38-percent increase over 2017 totals as 75 percent of all 896 vehicles offered hammered sold. After a …

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The McLaren Speedtail: A Momentous Unity Of Art, Technology And Velocity

The McLaren Speedtail: A Momentous Unity Of Art, Technology And Velocity

McLaren Automotive revealed the stunning, streamlined form and sensational specification of the McLaren Speedtail. The next chapter in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, the Speedtail is the first ‘Hyper-GT’ from the pioneering British company recognised for producing luxury sportscars and supercars that deliver extraordinary driving experiences. The Speedtail can achieve the highest maximum speed of any McLaren to date, reaching 403 km/h …

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The DeLorean DMC-12 And Bricklin SV1 Have More In Common Than Gullwing Doors

The DeLorean DMC-12 And Bricklin SV1 Have More In Common Than Gullwing Doors

It is frequently said that birds of a feather flock together, and that certainly seems to be true with the gullwing Bricklin SV-1 and DeLorean DMC-12. Not only do the cars looks comfortable roosting side-by-side, but their owners also have similar attitudes. In fact, when I began looking for Bricklin owners in the Vancouver, BC area, the first pair found …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Spider Zagato By Copley Motorcars

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Spider Zagato By Copley Motorcars

The quintessential racing car of the day, the Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 wearing Zagato coachwork inaugurated a dazzling period of countless race victories for the Works and privateers alike. Ramponi, Campari, Lurani, Ivanofsky and even Enzo Ferrari himself, thrilled in victory throughout Europe at Spa, numerous hill climbs and the ultimate road race, the Mille Miglia. All at the wheel …

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta By Gullwing Motorcars

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta By Gullwing Motorcars

We are proud to offer this amazing Numbers-Matching, sorted and visually stunning Daytona Coup. One of Only 12 Daytonas Factory Delivered in Giallo Dino, US/Canadian Version Delivered New with Air Conditioning (blows cold), Offered With Marcel Massini History Report, Recent Major service, excellent driving condition, A Turn-Key Ready Example Ideal for Touring/Casual Driving. This stunning 365 GTB/4 comes from a …

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1990 Nissan NPT-90 Group C By Pendine

1990 Nissan NPT-90 Group C By Pendine

Following five years of consistently developing the GTP ZX-Turbo, Nissan conceded that with increased pressure from both Toyota and Jaguar, a whole new car would be needed to stay ahead of the game and defend their championship. NPTI, Nissan’s North American motorsports division, were tasked with construction of this all-new race car. Abandoning the original Lola-based GTP ZX-Turbo chassis, the …

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MARKET TRENDS

3 Lessons From The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

3 Lessons From The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

For Porsche-philes, RM Sotheby’s 2018 Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction had it all. It was hosted at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, a $100M Porsche haven and headquarters to Porsche North America, with historic cars scattered throughout the building. Plus, a motorsport track and an off-road circuit in the backyard. And the auction featured mouth-watering rare memorabilia, from posters and …

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TOP CARS

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1977 Zolder, Grand Prix of Belgium - the two Brabham BT45B-Alfa Romeo of John Watson and Hans-Joachim Stuck in the pits. … and there's Gerard Crombac and Bernie Ecclestone in the back; photographed by Andreas Hackbarth, D – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Bonhams: The Bond Street Sale
Interclassics Brussels

Interclassics Brussels

Sixty years ago, the World Expo was held from 17 April to 19 October 1958 at the Heyzel grounds in Brussels under the name ‘Expo ‘58’. www.interclassics.be

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South African Historic Grand Prix

South African Historic Grand Prix

The South African Grand Prix came about in 1934 after a local newspaper editor, Brud Bishop wrote about his idea of a 6 lap motor race around the scenic coastal road just outside the town of East London, on the southern tip of Africa. www.sahistoricgp.com

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RM Sotheby's: The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction

RM Sotheby's: The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction will feature approximately 50–60 blue-chip automobiles, hand-selected by RM Sotheby's global team of 30 Car Specialists. www.rmsothebys.com

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ClassicAuto Madrid

ClassicAuto Madrid

ClassicAuto Madrid, International Event of Classic Vehicle, is a fairground initiative of commercial nature, dedicated to classic motor that takes place, every year, in Madrid. www.classicautomadrid.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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Bonhams: The Scottsdale Auction

Bonhams: The Scottsdale Auction

Bonhams' 7th annual sale at the Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, saw throngs of people grace the green lawns and auction tent to view an impressive and diverse selection of hand-picked cars cross the auction block. www.bonhams.com

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Artcurial: Rétromobile

PROFILE

Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder

Serial number 0628 was the sixth and final Tipo 520 chassis built. It was originally fitted with the 860 Monza four-cylinder engine and used by the Works team throughout 1956. The best result that year was a second in the Mille Miglia behind the victorious 290 MM and a third in the Targa Florio. For 1957 a Tipo 130 V12 …

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