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Silverstone Auctions hits top sales total in its history

Silverstone Auctions hits top sales total in its history

Silverstone Auctions reached its highest-ever sales total this past weekend at the historic Silverstone racing circuit with more than £5 million ($8.5 million) worth of classic cars finding new owners at an 85 percent sell-through rate. Top sale was for a rare 1950 Healey Silverstone, its name clearly appropriate to the venue, for £212,750 ($360,500), while […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
Massive collection of 543 classic British cars bought by Jaguar Land Rover

Massive collection of 543 classic British cars bought by Jaguar Land Rover

The world’s biggest privately owned assemblage of classic British cars, with 543 vehicles amassed by an obsessive UK collector, has been purchased in its entirety by Jaguar Land Rover to bolster its focus on heritage. The collection, purchased by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, was brought together and restored by James Hull, who […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →
Duesenberg, Bugatti take best-in-show at Detroit’s concours

Duesenberg, Bugatti take best-in-show at Detroit’s concours

Two one-of-a-kind classics — the only 1932 Duesenberg Model J with a Murphy-built Convertible Victoria body and the only 1939 Bugatti T57C with coachwork by Voll & Ruhrbeck — took best-in-show honors Sunday in the 36th annual Concours d’Elegance of America, which was held for the fourth time at The Inn at St. John’s in […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →
Ferrari F40 once owned by Rod Stewart goes to auction

Ferrari F40 once owned by Rod Stewart goes to auction

The Ferrari F40 is a rock star among the world’s supercars, and the one offered at Auction America’s California sale also has the provenance of being owned by an actual rock star. The 1990 F40 is known in California collector-car circles as the “Rod Stewart Car” because of its former ownership by the legendary rock […]

Rockers Mason, Schon to join Jackie Stewart for seminars at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

Rockers Mason, Schon to join Jackie Stewart for seminars at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

They won’t be in concert, but Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Neal Schon, guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, co-founder of Journey and guitarist with Santana, will discuss the connection between music and cars during a Rock n’ Roll themed conversation during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, on Friday, August 15 on the Monterey Peninsula. Another […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →
LeMay museum offers two free drive-in movie nights

LeMay museum offers two free drive-in movie nights

It will be drive-in movie night this Saturday, and again August 16, at LeMay — America’s Car Museum. Oh, and the movies can be viewed at no charge, and with the Tacoma skyline and Puget Sound in the background. The feature this weekend is Smokey and the Bandit. On August 16, American Graffiti that will […]

By July 25, 2014 Read More →
Unique coachbuilt 1966 Ferrari ‘Tre Posti’ offered for first time at Gooding’s auction at Pebble Beach

Unique coachbuilt 1966 Ferrari ‘Tre Posti’ offered for first time at Gooding’s auction at Pebble Beach

Another fantastic Ferrari has been added to the auction docket for Monterey with the announcement that the unique and groundbreaking 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti” will be featured at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach sale. The one-off prototype – Ferrari’s first mid-engine V12 road-going supercar – is considered an artwork of automotive […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Mystery solved, and World War I veteran Cadillac takes its place on the National Historic Vehicle Registry

Mystery solved, and World War I veteran Cadillac takes its place on the National Historic Vehicle Registry

It took nine years, but “he solved a mystery.” This is how Christie Lassen explains her husband’s quest to discover the story of a car that he bought and which now has become the fourth vehicle included in the new National Historic Vehicle Register, a project of the Historic Vehicle Association and the U.S. Department […]

Misselwood Estate provides ocean view for its concours

Misselwood Estate provides ocean view for its concours

Cars, art and fashion combine for the fifth annual Misselwood Concours d’Elegance from July 26-27 at the Misselwood Estate overlooking the ocean in Beverly, Massachusetts, on Boston’s historic North Shore. The event begins Saturday with a morning driving tour. Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. Lorraine Roy fashion shows take place at noon and 1:30 […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →
Eva Peron’s Cadillac limousine on the block at Silverstone’s Salon Prive

Eva Peron’s Cadillac limousine on the block at Silverstone’s Salon Prive

Eva Peron’s 1951 Cadillac limousine will be among the cars offered at Silverstone Auction’s Salon Prive’ sale, scheduled for September 4 in England. “It’s rare that a car with connections to some of the most important figures in history is offered on the market and so it’s a privilege to offer it for sale,” said […]

By July 24, 2014 Read More →