Buyers in abundance for another strong sale at Brooklands
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2014 Camaro SS Chevrolet
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2014 FT-86 Open Concept Toyota
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|Amidst some speculative recent market results, the heat was on Historics, but with Brooklands bathed in sunshine, the classic and sports car auctioneer again delivered another strong sale. In total 60 of 103 vehicles were seen away for a sale ratio of 58% and a final sale figure of £1,159,070. As pre-sale publicity predicted, Bentley's blazed a trail, with the star of the show an R-Type Coupé by Abbott of Farnham, which sold for £100,000. A 1937 4¼ litre Sports Special sold for £47,500, while a more modern 1992 Bentley Continental Convertible went for over its pre-sale estimate at £49,000. Including the much talked-about Woolf Barnato 3½ litre Derby Bentley restoration project, which sold for £9,750, all 12 Bentley Lots found new homes. Porsche also proved a popular marque as a sun-kissed orange 1971 911S sold for £53,000, a 1964 356SC for £34,000 and an eminently driveable 1984 911 3.2 Carrera Sport went for £14,250. Other notable sales included a sought-after Jaguar XK150S Roadster for £70,000 and a Series I 2+2 Coupe Jaguar E-type for £21,750, while the Sunbeam Tiger continues to prove a popular pick amongst competition enthusiasts, as £34,000 was sufficient for an online bidder to buy a 1965 FIA Appendix K Rally car. Meanwhile, Historics' regular Helen Chamberlain – renowned Sky Television presenter and poker player extraordinaire* – added to the 1949 26-seater Albion Victor bus purchased at Historics' October sale, by driving away with a 1985 Audi Quattro and 1956 Chevrolet Two-Ten Sedan. Commenting on Historics' ninth sale to date, Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille, remarked; 'this was our third successive £1million plus sale, and shows that our all-inclusive set-up is the correct approach to a competitive market. 'In what is in increasingly crowded auction calendar, it's encouraging to see so many people continuing to turn to Historics to satisfy their classic car curiosity, and we're already looking forward to another balmy day at Brooklands for our next sale on September 1st', he concluded. For more information on Historics at Brooklands next auction on the afternoon of Saturday September 1st, call 0800 988 3838, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the website, www.historics.co.uk.|
|Italian Racing Classics Lead Gooding & Company's 10th AnniversarySANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 4, 2013) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will be hosting the 10th Anniversary sale of the Pebble Beach Auctions on August 17 and 18. This year Gooding & Company offers an early preview of some of the most highly sought after and rapidly amassing value collectible – the distinguished Italian race car. Auction highlights include a....|
| Bonhams to sell the Ferrari that was John Lennon's first carThe Ferrari personally selected by Beatles singer/songwriter John Lennon as his first car is the latest important motor car to join the line-up for the Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK, on Friday 12th July.|
In February 1965 The Beatles recorded Ticket to Ride – a song that would become one of their biggest hits, topping both the UK and US singles charts. By happy coincidence, that same month, the news that Lennon had passed his driving test made headlines ac....
| Ferrari Tribute To 1000 Miglia: Wet Start Of The 4Th Edition60 years after Giannino Marzotto's victory at the 1000 Miglia in 1953, Ferrari is back at the famous event with 74 teams taking part in the Ferrari Tribute to 1000 Miglia. Historical cars like the 330 GT 2+2 and modern GTs like the powerful F12 are driving through Italy on a trip where tradition meets innovation.|
On the first stage the cars show up for the technical checks, followed by a defilee through Brescia's centre. Despite the rain the cars from Maranello, posing for a photo on Piazza ....
|The BMW 328: Driving to victory for 75 years. BMW Group Classic at the 2013 Mille Miglia.BMW Group Classic is about to enter the 2013 Mille Miglia suffused with memories of a glorious premiere. It was 75 years ago that the BMW 328 sports car first lined up among the starters for this legendary long-distance event. Now BMW Group Classic is dispatching nine such models to compete in the latest edition of this historic round trip. The squad of BMW 328 models will delight classic car enthusiasts, while once again paying tribute to the tradition-steeped association between BMW and the Mi....|
| ICONIC BLOWER BENTLEYS PRIMED FOR MILLE MIGLIA CHALLENGEFamous, supercharged Bentleys set for 1,000 mile Italian epic|
•'Bentley Boy' Tim Birkin's 1930 Le Mans racer leads charge
•Original Bentley Motors 'demonstrator' completes team
(Crewe, 14 May 2013) Bentley Motors will compete in this year's Mille Miglia with two unique 4 ½ litre Supercharged 'Blowers'; a 1930 Le Mans race car belonging to perhaps the most famous and daring of the Bentley Boys and a company demonstrator that is still going strong even after nine decades on the road.
|Lexus Celebrates The International Design Community With 'Design Matters' Event In New York CityAkio Toyoda hosts event showcasing commitment to design|
NEW YORK (April 19, 2013)—In its ongoing pursuit of innovation, Lexus is pushing the boundaries of technology, craftsmanship and design. This dedication to design was celebrated at an event hosted by global President Akio Toyoda in New York City. The event, called 'Design Matters,' showcased Lexus' commitment to design, both in its new products and in its global brand activities to an audience of established and aspiring me....
| TOYOTA GT86 IS CAR BUYER'S COUPE OF THE YEARAnnouncing the award on Friday (1 March), Steve Fowler, Car Buyer Editor-in-Chief, said: 'The GT86 is a fine example of Toyota doing what it does best: understanding the needs of a target market and delivering – in this case a focused sports car that's all about driving enjoyment, yet at an affordable price.'|
It's a neat summary of the essential qualities that have made the low, light and lithe GT86 an instant hit with media and motorists alike.
Giving the Toyota a 4.8-out-of-five rating....
| Legendary Bentley Sets £4.5 Million Auction Record•Tim Birkin's 4 ½ Litre Supercharged 'Blower' Bentley single seater sets new world best for a Bentley at Bonhams Goodwood auction |
•Beautiful Brooklands racing machine underlines enduring appeal of the 'Bentley Boy' racing spirit
(Crewe and Goodwood, 29 June 2012) Just 35 miles away from the fabled Brooklands race circuit where it astonished thousands of spectators eight decades ago by sprinting its way into the record books, Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's dramatic 4 ½ Litre Supercharged....