|Pioneer of modern automobiles: the Mercedes-Benz 180 (W 120) debuted in 1953|
|• First Mercedes-Benz passenger car with unibody and three-box design
• First 'spy photo' in automotive history
The première of the Model 180 (W 120) in 1953, today lovingly referred to as the 'Pontoon Mercedes' (or the 'Roundie'), was a technical and aesthetic milestone in the history of the passenger cars from Mercedes-Benz. The intermediate saloon was the first car from the Stuttgart-based brand to feature a unibody and at the same time the first whose bodywork was designed in the form of...[Read more...]|
|BONHAMS REVEALS STAR LINE UP FOR LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN AUCTION SALE|
|A rare 1904 Renault Type N-B that was owned by a French family for 60 years leads Bonhams traditional London to Brighton Run Sale of Veteran Motor Cars in London on 4 November. It is estimated at £250,000-280,000.
The car was one of the first four-cylinder Renaults built. The Type N-B was introduced by Louis Renault as part of a reorganization of the company's range of models following his brother Marcel's death in 1903. The Type N-B was a 14/20hp model powered by a conventional, four-cylind...[Read more...]|
|100 YEARS ON AND VAUXHALL'S 30-98 IS STILL KING OF THE HILL|
|Largest gathering of 30-98s in recent years recreates Higginson's hillclimb success
Luton/Waddington Fell – One hundred years to the day after Joseph Higginson achieved fastest time of the day at Waddngton Fell Hillclimb in the first Vauxhall 30-98, 33 surviving models – around 20 per cent of the cars left in the world – charged up the same hill to celebrate the 1913 event that marked the debut of the world's greatest sporting car.
Organised by the 30-98 Register and Lancashire Auto...[Read more...]|
|The world-renowned ‘Old Bill' Comes to Market|
|The world-renowned 'Old Bill', which has featured in every book ever written about the incomparable Brough marque, ticks all the above boxes and just about every other one too. It has been consigned by H&H for auction as part of the Roger Allen Collection at the company's Duxford sale on October 4. However, it can be viewed as early as April 28/29 at the International Classic Motorcycle Show, Stafford. It carries an estimate of £250,000-270,000.
The motorcycle originally known as 'Spit & Pol...[Read more...]|