Retro

The Jaguar XJ-S-based Lynx Eventer effect
​As we went to press, an XJ-S-based Lynx Eventer had sold for an astonishing £62,988 via a Car and Classic online auction.
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Bentley’s Speed Six to be reborn
​Only 18 months after the completion of ‘Car Zero’, the first new ‘Blower’ Bentley for 90 years, Bentley Mulliner (effectively the ‘special wishes’ branch of Bentley Motors) has announced it is bringing the almost equally iconic Speed Six back to life.
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Porsche classic restoration challenge returns for 2022
​For the second consecutive year, Porsche Classic is hosting its US-wide Restoration Challenge, inviting North American dealerships to return a classic Porsche back to its former glory
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Lost for 70 years Mk1 P15 V16 Original BRM Body Jig
​The body buck for the original Mk1 P15 V16, handcrafted in 1949 to help build Britain’s first Formula One car, has been found, and will be used to build Chassis V
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Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster W198
​Presented as a retirement gift from Mercedes-Benz to legendary racer Juan Manuel Fangio, this 1958 300SL Roadster is being offered by RM Sotheby’s in a sealed-bid auction event, held from March 21 to 25.
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After 43 years in a barn, 12/4 proves Austin really is ‘Britain’s dependable car’
​An Austin Light 12/4, which was owned from new by the same family for 90 years, is working once again despite having spent the last 43 years stored in an overgrown timber garage.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
11:21
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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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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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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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