ON THE MOVE

At the end of a very exciting and successful year 2018, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of our partners, customers and daily readers for their continuous support and enthusiasm.

The market is evolving every year and there is a generational change between old school classic car lovers and keen newcomers. More events and auctions than ever are proofing that the community for historic cars is growing, because the cars are fulfilling longtime dreams and memories and they provide abundant pleasure. For original cars with a good history file demand never dips and values are steady or rising. We feel that the market overall is in good shape and very sound and healthy. The usual ups and downs like every other market has, are nothing to worry about.

collectorscarworld has reached a new record number of enthusiasts in 2018 with more than half a million readers every month by our daily news on the website and nearly 300.000 followers on Facebook and Instagram. More than 120.000 classic car lovers are engaged monthly with our frequent posts and our shared videos are seen by more than 250.000 people in only 4 weeks. In 2019 we will focus even more on quality: quality cars, quality content, quality photos and videos. We hope you like it!

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy Motoring in 2019!

 

 Marc Enger
Senior Editor
marc@collectorscarworld.com
   

EDITORIAL

Tour Auto Optic 2000: Route And First Entry List

The Tour Auto Optic 2000 will be run for the 28th time between 29th April and 5th May 2019. It will start from the Grand Palais (Paris) to finish in Deauville via five legs. In keeping with tradition, the 2019 Tour Auto Optic 2000 will begin on Monday 29th April with a not-to-be missed day when the cars taking part will be on …

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TOP NEWS

1951 Maserati A6G/2000 Spider At Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction

1951 Maserati A6G/2000 Spider At Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction

Based upon the success of the 6MC race car, the Maserati brothers launched their first road-going vehicle, the A6 1500 at the Geneva Motor Show in 1947. The A6 was named for Alfieri Maserati and its six cylinder configuration, and set the bar exceedingly high with its tubular chassis, 1.5 liter Grand Prix derivative engine and highly stylized coachwork. Pininfarina …

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Return of the ID. R: Volkswagen To Present Plans For Future Applications

Return of the ID. R: Volkswagen To Present Plans For Future Applications

Family get-together for three generations: Volkswagen will take the past, present and future of motorsport to Zell am See for the return of the awe-inspiring Ice Race. On show for all to see on 19 and 20 January 2019 in the town to the south of Salzburg (Austria) will be the Volkswagen ID. R, which this year set a widely-acclaimed …

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Ice Racing Glory Could Be As Easy As Buying Good Snow Tires

Ice Racing Glory Could Be As Easy As Buying Good Snow Tires

Fall brings two things: the brutal onslaught of the dreaded pumpkin spice, and predictions from the Farmer's Almanac of another long and cold winter. Automotive pundits will inevitably spout on about dedicated winter tires being best investment for driving into spring with sheet metal intact. But what snow tires also mean is that ice racing season is upon us, and …

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$8.7 Million Sold At Mecum Kansas City Collector Car Auction

$8.7 Million Sold At Mecum Kansas City Collector Car Auction

Mecum Auctions closed out 2018 this past weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, achieving overall sales totals of $8.7 million. The increase in sales over the 2017 Kansas City auction makes this year’s event another in a long line of auctions that have seen significant one-year growth. Individual sales were topped by a rare black 2006 Ford GT (Lot S120.1) with …

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Aston Martin Works Create First Reversible EV Powertrain Concept

Aston Martin Works Create First Reversible EV Powertrain Concept

With interest in classic cars growing every year and values of heritage models at an all time high, Aston Martin Lagonda has pioneered a bold new plan: to future-proof these increasingly precious machines by creating the world’s first reversible EV powertrain conversion. Conceived as an integral part of the company’s wider EV strategy, the Heritage electrification concept has been led …

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NASCAR Brings The Noise To The 77th Members’ Meeting

NASCAR Brings The Noise To The 77th Members’ Meeting

Goodwood is delighted to announce the final high-speed demonstration taking place at the 77th Members’ Meeting will feature an awe-inspiring display of American muscle - NASCAR. This announcement follows the news that the other high-speed demos will feature BMW M1 Procars and Le Mans Prototypes. All three demonstrations will feature on both days at the 77th Members’ Meeting, taking place …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1956 Porsche 356A Speedster By Gullwing Motorcars

1956 Porsche 356A Speedster By Gullwing Motorcars

This 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster represents an exceptional opportunity to own a highly attractive and well sorted example. Finished in very rare and gorgeous Aqua-Marine blue over red leather interior. This Speedster has an excellent straight body with very nice panel fit and exceptional paint quality. It also has a rust free and nicely detailed undercarriage, trunk, and engine compartment. …

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1973 Porsche 911RSR 2.8L By Taylor And Crawley

1973 Porsche 911RSR 2.8L By Taylor And Crawley

Porsche developed the 1973 911 RSR as a pure racing evolution of the 2.7 RS Carrera only 49 were built in the Factory Racing Department after development of the R-numbered experimental pre-series. Above and beyond the production RSRs Porsche produced the highly developed works Martini liveried cars in Europe and in America the Brumos cars for Peter Gregg. This included …

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1952 Cooper Bristol T20 Mk1

1952 Cooper Bristol T20 Mk1 By RMD Bvba

We are delighted to offer this rare 1952 ex-John Barber, ex-Sir Clive Edwards Cooper Bristol T20 Sports Car for sale on behalf of its long-term owner. John Barber was racing an F3 Cooper-JAP 500 at the start of 1952 before buying T20 CB/7/52 in F2 spec and racing it for the first at the beginning of August at Boreham. He …

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MARKET TRENDS

Don’t Miss The Boat On These 6 Cars

Don’t Miss The Boat On These 6 Cars

Prices in the collector car market, on a large scale, experience more steady change than sudden jumps or plummets. But just like the stock market, there are occasional shifts that do happen in a short time span, and it always hurts to miss the boat on a car you’ve wanted for a while. Hagerty insurance quote activity and the frequency …

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TOP CARS

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1962 Steckborn-Eichhölzli, Nationales Bergrennen – the track was too fast and too dangerous, E. Zollinger MGA is getting some help; photographed by Guido Weber, CH – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

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
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este owes its privileged status among the world’s most prestigious heritage events for historic vehicles to a number of unique attributes. www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.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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Mecum: Kissimmee

Mecum: Kissimmee

Osceola Heritage Park 1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744 www.mecum.com

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Peter Auto: Tour Auto Optic 2000

Peter Auto: Tour Auto Optic 2000

Application Tour Auto Optic 2000 - 2019 Before filling in the form, please make sure you have the following documents with you : -Driver details -Picture of the car (41Mb max) -PDF of your car's Historic Technical Passport or at least its first page (or the current application) - mandatory for a VHC / Competition registration -Copy of the FIVA …

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Techno Classica

Techno Classica

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

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PROFILE

Porsche 917

The Porsche 917 was first presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1969. Powered by an air-cooled twelve-cylinder mid-engine-with a displacement of 4.5 litres, the first engines had an output of 383 kW (520 hp) at 8000rpm.  Through the use of turbochargers the engine power was increased to 1100 hp at 7800rpm in 1973. Manufactured as a short-hit coupe, longheck …

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