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Vintage car auction takes flight in Dorchester

12 June 2018

A 1908 vintage car made by the Thomas Motor Company of New York was the highlight of a sale at Duke’s Auctioneers in Dorset.

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‘Gentleman Jack’ Sears’ car among highlights of Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction

14 September 2017

A car owned by the winner of the first ever British Touring Car Championship back in 1958 was the highlight of Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale at the weekend, taking double its estimate.

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Bonhams takes its auction to the road for The Goodwood Revival this weekend

09 September 2017

Auction house Bonhams has a montage of motoring memorabilia and famous classic cars on the block today to coincide with the three-day festival at Goodwood Circuit in west Sussex.

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Coutts places musical instruments above classic cars in investment report

07 September 2017

The value of musical instruments outpaced the investment in classic cars and fine art last year, according to a survey by a private bank.

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Orange magnate’s collection of early cars goes under the hammer in California

01 September 2017

Californian agriculturalist Lindley Bothwell (1901-86) made a fortune growing oranges in the San Fernando Valley and devoted much of his prosperity to classic cars.

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Rolls-Royce used by Princess Diana goes under the hammer at Auctions America

14 August 2017

A 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I used in the past by Princess Diana is included in Auctions America’s upcoming sale in Auburn, Indiana (August 31-September 3).

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Aston Martin DB6 barn find emerges from the Essex grime

22 April 2017

Aston Martins are associated with glamour and glitz. The car of James Bond. But the example coming up in a classic car auction in Essex on May 7 is more muck than mystique.

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Rolls-Royce owned by The Who musician and Chariots of Fire composer comes up for auction

22 March 2017

A 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III DHC ‘Chinese Eye’ with a musical pedigree comes under the hammer at H&H Classics next week.

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Barn find unmoved for 30 years emerges for Lord Harlech sale at Bonhams

11 March 2017

A 1936 Lagonda Rapier barn find will be among the lots at the Bonhams sale of the new Lord Harlech’s family collection.

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Trio of 1930s barn find classic cars come to auction

20 February 2017

“Non-runners but ripe for restoration” is how Cheshire auction house Peter Wilson describes three 1930s cars found in a garden. It also sums up what fans of classic car ‘barn finds’ are after.

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Rolls-Royces from different eras gear up for auctions

07 February 2017

Sheffield Auction Gallery uses the rather euphemistic term ‘weathered patina’ when describing the condition of a Rolls-Royce it has estimated at £1000-1200 in its February 24 sale.

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Lotus car made famous by The Prisoner gears up for Dorset auction

03 January 2017

“I am not a number, I am a free man,” was the cry of Patrick McGoohan in TV series The Prisoner. The important number at the Charterhouse auction house on February 12 is £20,000-25,000 - the estimate for a 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2, the model made famous by appearing in that 1960s cult favourite show.

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“The Phantom of Love” - Art-filled Rolls-Royce comes up for auction at Bonhams

22 October 2016

An ornately decorated Rolls-Royce, which includes Rococo-style panels, a French ormolu clock and Elkington gilt bronze mounts, is one of the starring lots at Bonhams' upcoming Bond Street sale.

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Aston Martin takes top spot at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction

28 June 2016

It was definitely a case of the ‘best of British’ this weekend as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Bentley went head-to-head at Bonhams classic car auction.

1957 Ferrari sells for $50 million

15 February 2016

A 1957 Ferrari 355 S Scaglietti sold at the Artcurial Motorcars auction for €32.1m (£24.7m) with premium to an international collector after “a tense, 11-minute bidding battle”.

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Fangio's Mercedes roars to £17.5m record

29 July 2013

In 1987 the BBC interviewed Daimler-Benz’s former chief engineer, Rudi Uhlenhaut, and asked the 81-year-old about the firm’s post-War return to serious motor racing in the 1954-55 period.

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Fangio racer leads Goodwood sale

17 June 2013

What must be one of the most iconic racing cars ever to come up for sale will be offered by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12.

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Automobilia market gets fuel injection as Devon devotee sells his stock

17 April 2013

The contents of a filling station saved from the bulldozer and then converted into a museum will be offered for sale in July.

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Churchill’s Land Rover takes £129,000 at auction

05 November 2012

A Series 1 Land Rover presented to Sir Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday was sold for £129,000 by Cheffins of Cambridge, more than double the top estimate – an auction record for a Land Rover, say the auctioneers.

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Don’t forget to look in the garage

02 April 2011

ON visiting a bungalow just south of Knutsford for a probate valuation, Patrick Cheyne had been dismayed to find nothing of any value in the home itself – but rather better things emerged when he was shown the garage.

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