EDITORIAL

Tribute To Aston Martin

At Rétromobile Paris
Tribute To Aston Martin

The English sports car manufacturer Aston Martin had its golden age under the leadership of David Brown. With nearly 20 representative models, Rétromobile is retracing this period marked by the production of GTs with inimitable lines, a world title and the beginnings of a close connection with secret agent James Bond. Legend has it that it was after seeing the …

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TOP NEWS

Highlights At The Grand Palais

Highlights At The Grand Palais

Bonhams’ Paris Auction

The incredible location of the Grand Palais will once again host Bonhams Grande Marques du Monde sale on 9th February during the famous Rétromobile. With lots ranging from the veteran 1900 Benz Ideal 4.5 HP to a brace of modern Bentleys, the sale spans over a century of the finest motor cars from all over the world. Representing the best of British …

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Alvis Is Back

Alvis Is Back

Taking Orders & Exhibiting At London Classic Car Show

Fifty years after Alvis stopped making cars, the company is back and its order book is open. And the company will have a significant presence at the London Classic Car Show (23-26 February, London ExCeL) to mark the occasion. Unlike some marque revivals, The Alvis Car Company isn’t simply attaching the famous ‘Red Triangle’ badge to the front of a …

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Lineup Of Fine Historic Cars

Lineup Of Fine Historic Cars

Shown At Rétromobile By William I'Anson

  Apart from a superb exhibition spanning the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, a great selection of french brands and their cars, two reunited Ballots, Bonhams jaw-dropping lineup for the Grand Palais Sale and other rarities, the 2017 edition of the Rétromobile, held in Paris from Feb 8th-12th, will certainly wow its visitors with many other automobile highlights.     One thing …

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Bremen Classic Motorshow

Bremen Classic Motorshow

Last Minute Tips

Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place Feb 3rd-5th. These are the latest updates on the special exhibitions: In "Karmann's Treasury" in Hall 5, one very special Volkswagen Karmann Ghia sits beneath his siblings: the conceptual study, which Wilhelm Karmann had designed by Ghia in 1953 without the knowledge of VW. At its unveiling in 1955, there were standing ovations. The rest is history. For …

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Quite A Concept

Quite A Concept

1956 Buick Centurion

The General Motors Motorama shows of the 1950s were an extravaganza of design and spectacle, showcasing General Motors’ latest production cars plus dramatic concept cars that predicted the future of the automobile. All of these were displayed on elaborate moving sets with performers and bands that made the old-fashioned motor show seem Victorian by comparison. At the 1956 Motorama GM …

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CLASSIC INVEST

Maserati-Powered Rarity

Maserati-Powered Rarity

Bandini Maserati By Marreyt Classics

The only Bandini which was meant to be fitted from original with a Maserati engine. One of the 4 cars constructed with a wider chassis. Aluminium body built by Motto. Initially fitted with a pre-war Maserati 4 cylinder 1100 cc racing engine, now a 1949 A6 Maserati 1.5 liter 6 cylinder in line + triple twin Weber carbs. Exported to …

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One Of The Few RHD

One Of The Few RHD

Ferrari BBi 512 By Graypaul

Following on from the Carburettor Fed 365 GT4 BB and the BB 512, the BBi 512 was the last in the Berlinetta Boxer series before being replaced in 1984 with the Testarossa. This last incarnation was a rare car in the UK, with only 42 UK, Right Hand Drive Cars produced, and just 48 Right Hand Drive Worldwide, from a …

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Successful LeMans Racer

Successful LeMans Racer

Aston Martin DBR9 By KW Autos

With the development of the Aston Martin DBR9, the company from Gaydon in the UK aimed at the very top of motorsport competition. When the DBR9 was introduced in 2004 exactly 45 years have gone by since the last time Aston Martin has won the most important motorsport event in the world being the 24 hours of Le Mans with …

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MARKET TRENDS

Arizona Analysis

Arizona Analysis

Emerging Marketplace Trends

The final results from the Scottsdale auctions held during Arizona Car Week are in, and it looks like the total sales numbers are $262.8 million this year compared with $250 million last year. So, it looks like the market is climbing and all is great. But if you actually attended the auctions, you probably have a different opinion about the …

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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

1954 AVUS, Grosser Preis von Berlin – Hans Herrmann passes the high banking in his streamlined Mercedes W196 on way to third place

Photo by Alfred von Keller - Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Bremen Classic Motorshow

Bremen Classic Motorshow

The Bremen Classic Motorshow is the first major classic car exhibition of the year. Here you’ll find all the classic vehicle paraphernalia you’ll need for a successful start to the season: cars, motorcycles, young classics, historic motorsport, spare parts and restoration tips. www.classicmotorshow.de

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Rétromobile

Rétromobile

Rétromobile is THE event for anyone interested in vintage cars: over 500 vehicles on show, 500 exhibitors, 120 clubs, 45 artists in the « Automobile Art Gallery », and a host of exclusive events. www.retromobile.com

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Bonhams: The Grand Palais

Bonhams: The Grand Palais

Paris, The Grand Palais www.bonhams.com

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Retro Classics

Retro Classics

Fantastic automotive legends from the four corners of the world with classic elegance await admirers of beautiful curves and hot engines. Start your classic car season at the central hub for driving culture and lifestyle, and discover the finest opulent classic car convention. Also on the starting line: NEO CLASSICS, Youngtimers, American cars, shows and interesting contemporary cars. www.retro-classics.de

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Antwerp Classic Salon

Antwerp Classic Salon

On the 2nd of March 2017 – just one day before the opening of the 40th Antwerp Classic Salon – it will be exactly 70 years ago that Enzo Ferrari produced his first real Ferrari “the Ferrari 125S”. www.antwerpclassicsalon.be

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Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Members’ Meeting recreates the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Meetings held at Goodwood through the 1950s and 1960s. www.goodwood.com  

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Mecum: Kansas City

Mecum: Kansas City

Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO 64105 www.mecum.com

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Terre di Canossa

Terre di Canossa

We are delighted to announce the 7th edition of the GP Terre di Canossa, which will take place from April 20th to 23th 2017,  across Emilia, Liguria and Tuscany. www.granpremioterredicanossa.it

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PROFILE

Built To Score Overall Victories

By the early 1960s the Ford Motor Company decided to adopt a more youthful image. They felt one of the best ways to do so was to go out and win races in general and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in particular. Due to the gentleman's agreement between the three big American companies to stay out of racing, Ford …

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