Retro

Review: Hobbs Parker, timed online, April 28-29
​Hobbs Parker’s first classic car auction of 2021 took on a timed online format, beginning at 12pm on Wednesday April 28 with the first lots ending 24 hours later
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Review: Anglia, online, May 1-2 2021
​As we’ve come to expect from Anglia, the May sale was a big one, with some 422 lots over two days ranging from bikes to automobilia, plus of course over 200 cars and an impressive sale rate just over 85% at the time of writing.
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Mathewsons, Online, 2021 April 23-24
Mathewsons’ latest auction on April 23-24 is surely a contender for its biggest to date, with a whopping 475 lots of classic cars, bikes and memorabilia going under the hammer
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Market trends 1970s German Coupes Capri rivals from Opel, Audi and VW
​With muscle-bound pony cars stealing the limelight in the US market, it was inevitable their mix of stylish bodywork and simple mechanical underpinnings would arrive on the other side of the Atlantic
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Rare Lotus Elan special for sale 1970 Wagener Alfa Romeo "Special" One Of A Kind
​Take the platform of the finest handling sports car of the 1960s – the Lotus Elan
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Victorious Celebration EXP2 itself – kindly provided by Bentley Motors
​A hundred years to the day since the first race win for a Bentley, the winning car – known as EXP2 – returned to the famous Brooklands racetrack on 16th May to lead a cavalcade of 3 Litres as a tribute to its victory.
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EX-Royal 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II to be sold
​A 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II owned by HRH Princess Margaret for 22 years is to go under the hammer (with an estimate of £45,000-55,000) as this issue of Rolls-Royce & Bentley Driver goes to print.
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ISO considers legal action against Bizzarrini
​ISO Rivolta is evaluating taking legal action against the recently announced Bizzarrini revival. ISO Rivolta claims that press releases from Bizzarrini “damage
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Ferrari 330 LMB one-off finished
​A unique Ferrari has been converted from a 330 GT to 330 LMB specification by Bell Sport & Classic. The project was begun in 2010 by Ed Carter, an Essex-based enthusiast
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1970 Porsche 917K featured in Steve Mcqueen’s Le Mans movie to be offered in RM Sotheby’s auction
To any motorsport enthusiast, the 917 needs no introduction, though it’s the prototype endurance racer’s short-tail coupe form that truly ignites the passions of Porsche enthusiasts
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Lost Jaguar E-type to be restored
​E-Type UK, the specialist restorer of Jaguar’s iconic sports car, is to complete an extensive restoration of a stunning E-type Series 1 4.2 open two-seater with a unique history
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Lamborghini Countach voted ultimate car pin-up
​It might not be a tennis player adjusting her skirt or a shirtless bloke holding a baby, but the Lamborghini Countach has been crowned as the all-time favourite pin-up poster car among followers of The British Motor Show
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Industry bodies urged to petition for annual classic car safety test
​Classic car organisations, such as the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and the newly-formed Historic & Classic Vehicle Alliance (HCVA), are being urged to lobby government to introduce a basic safety test for older vehicles
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End of the road for the Stirling Moss Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR No722
One of the most storied race cars in history has been officially retired 66 years after its most famous win
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1969 Porsche 917, before it takes to the track at Weissach
​Former works driver Marc Lieb warms up the 12-cylinder engine of the 1969 Porsche 917, before it takes to the track at Weissach for hot laps as part of the Porsche Museum’s innovative ‘Sound Nacht: Next Level’.
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Formby’s 1959 Jaguar 3.4 ‘Mk1’ up for sale
​A 1959 Jaguar 3.4 ‘Mk 1’ that was once owned by much-loved British entertainer, George Formby, is set to be put under the hammer by Anglia Car Auctions at the end of January.
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Barn-find 1965 Jaguar E-type Series 1 unearthed
​A Jaguar E-type Series 1 has been uncovered after spending the best part of 50 years in a barn. Only recently unearthed from its longterm resting place in Surrey, it is to be sold in March 2022 by H&H Auctions.
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The Earls Court Motor Show, 1975 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 7.0-Litre Saloon
​Super-rare Lagonda boasts seven litres, but will its modifications make it a bargain? The magnificent seven.
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