A century ago, aeronautics expert Ugo Zagato applied the light-but-strong aluminum-frame construction methods used to build airplanes to the heavy, bulky cars of the day. And with that fateful decision, a star was born.

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ClassicAuto Madrid

ClassicAuto Madrid

Next February, the Spanish capital will pay tribute to the classic motor. The 10th edition of ClassicAuto International Classic MotorShow will be held from 22 to 24 February. The appointment will be in the Pabellón de Cristal, in the Casa de Campo. Around 250 exhibitors from ten countries will participate in this new edition of ClassicAuto Madrid, event that brings …

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Silverstone Classic: Special Races To Mark Magical Mini Milestone

Silverstone Classic: Special Races To Mark Magical Mini Milestone

The 60thanniversary of the extraordinary Mini Minor will be celebrated with two record breaking races at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July). British Grand Prix. Silverstone. 1969, Touring Cars. Steve Neal, Britax Cooper Downton. John Rhodes, British Leyland Mini Cooper S. John Handley, British Leyland Mini Cooper S. To mark this magical milestone in true Classic style, the packed on-track …

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Formidable Barn Find At Bonhams Grand Palais Auction

Formidable Barn Find At Bonhams Grand Palais Auction

A 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 originally belonging to Charles Aznavour has been uncovered by Bonhams specialists after having been stored in a his sister's chateau for decades. It will be offered at Bonhams Grandes Marques du Grand Palais Sale in Paris on 7 February. Charles Azanavour was the first registered owner of the car, and he bought it new …

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All Set For Open-Top Season - The New 911 Cabriolet

All Set For Open-Top Season - The New 911 Cabriolet

Six weeks after the Coupe’s launch, attention turns to the 911 Cabriolet. The open-top 911 continues in a decades-long tradition, established when Porsche unveiled the prototype of the first 911 Cabriolet at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 1981: customers and fans alike were instantly captivated. The first open-top 911 variant rolled off the production line in …

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The Most Exquisite Classic At Gallery Aaldering

The Most Exquisite Classic At Gallery Aaldering

We proudly present the most exclusive automobiles of our partner Gallery Aaldering!  Do you want to hear more about these cars? Please send an e-mail to: info@collectorscarworld.com or info@gallery-aaldering.com. As a family owned business Gallery Aaldering is proud of its history and traditions, but the future is just as important. At the heart of this all is the passion for classic automobiles. For that …

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After a 45 Years Break: Comeback of the Legendary Ice Race

After a 45 Years Break: Comeback of the Legendary Ice Race

Zell am See, 17th October 2018 – A legend is back. From 1937 to 1974, the Ice Race in Zell am See was a mixture of breakneck skijoring and action-packed car races on a frozen lake and the runways of nearby Alpen Airport. The relaunch named GP Ice Race will bring back all the spectacle on 19th and 20th January …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 by RMD bvba

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 by RMD bvba

RMD bvba has the pleasure to offer this “Belga” livered Porsche 911 SC / RS 3.0 for sale. The car was born as a 1983 911 SC Coupé which was build-up from the bare shell to 1975 RS 3.0 Group 4 rally/race specification in Italy in 2016 with no expenses spared and fully compliant with FIA regulations. Its specification is …

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1965 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTI Series 2 By Gallery Aaldering

1965 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTI Series 2 By Gallery Aaldering

1 of only 247 1965 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTi Series 2 ever produced. The beautiful Vignale bodywork is a design from the hands of no less than Giovanni Michelotti. Built on the 8th April 1965, it was supplied new to Maserati dealer Martinelli & Sonvico in Chiasso, Switzerland. They acquired the car from a person near Zurich, Switzerland who had …

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1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder By Talacrest

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder By Talacrest

The chassis for 1503 GT, the 35th of 50 LWB California Spyders, was supplied to Scaglietti on 7 July 1959, and the car’s assembly completed in early October. It was delivered the following month to official importer Carlos Kauffmann of Caracas, Venezuela, in an era when that country’s oil fortune was making its upper crust extraordinarily wealthy, and supplying Mr …

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1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster by HK-Engineering

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster by HK-Engineering

HK-Engineering offers one of only 478 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadsters with disc brakes delivered ex works. The car in the elegant color combination black, combined with bordeaux red leather interior, as well as black soft top was delivered to the US in 1961 and approved for the first time on 15th November. In addition, Rudge central locking rims of the …

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1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe by Grand Prix Classics

1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe by Grand Prix Classics

Porsche factory Kardex shows delivery on December 20, 1963 to Porsche distributor AMAG of Switzerland for Burke Burford of Porterville, California. Mr. Burford drove the car to Paris where it was serviced by dealer Sonauto on March 2, 1964. He then shipped the car home to California where, after a series of California owners, the car ends up with La …

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

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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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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Bonhams: Grand Palais
Artcurial: Rétromobile
The Great British Brexit Rall

The Great British Brexit Rall

The negotiations may have been long and tortuous and opinions are certainly divided but there is a way to bring back harmony to our relations with Europe with the Great British Brexit Rally through every country in the EU in March 2019. www.gbbr.co.uk

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PROFILE

BMW 3.0 CSL

Introduced in May 1972, the 3.0 CSL was a homologation special built to make the car eligible for racing in the European Touring Car Championship. 1,265 were built.  The "L" in the designation meant leicht (light), unlike in other BMW designations, where it meant lang (long). The lightness was achieved by using thinner steel to build the unit body, deleting the trim and soundproofing, using aluminium …

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