|BIG CAT ROARS AT BONHAMS MONACO SALE AS THE HAMMER FALLS AT €7.2 MILLION EUROS FOR THE JAGUAR C-TYPE|
|The unique, unrestored, ex-Le Mans 24-Hour race Jaguar C-Type sports car, 'POV 114' sold for €7,245,000 euros (£5,715,580) at Bonhams' Monaco Sale, leading the British auction house's outstanding return to the French Riviera.
James Knight, International Group Director, Bonhams Motoring, said: 'Bonhams' return to Monaco featured a refined and elegant selection of magnificent collectors' motor cars, achieving a total €15.3 million euros.
'Following months of painstaking research, working wit...[Read more...]|
|THE WORLD'S FINEST LONG-TERM PRESERVED JAGUAR C-TYPE|
|Bonhams forthcoming Monaco Sale on May 13 will feature the world's finest as-original, running, long-term preserved 'time-machine' Jaguar C-Type, UK road-registered 'POV 114'.
On January 14, 1955, this outstanding example of Jaguar's double-Le Mans-winning XK120C design was registered under chassis number 'XKC 011', and was sold ex-works to the Dunlop Rubber Company. It survives today in essentially identical specification.
The preceding history of Jaguar's works team car 'XKC 011' ...[Read more...]|
|1964 Nurburgring 1000 Kilometers: Survive for One Last Victory|
|During the late 1950s, Richie Ginther would begin a relationship with John von Neumann and this partnership would result in one of the most dominant periods of American sportscar racing in which Ginther and Porsche would be virtually unbeatable. Nearly a decade later, that same combination would again join forces to provide one more moment of glory.
By the mid-1950s Porsche had developed its 550. This was a small car more than capable of dominating its class and consistently able to challenge...[Read more...]|
|RM AUCTIONS ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR LAIDLAW COMPETITION CAR COLLECTION FOR SEPTEMBER LONDON SALE|
|Collection comprises Ex-Works, ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type ● Ex-Carroll Shelby/Jim Hall Maserati 250S ● Ex-Camoradi Maserati Tipo 61'Birdcage' ● Ex-Ecurie Francorchamps, Le Mans Ferrari 275 GTB/C ● Ex-Works, Le Mans Porsche 904/6 ● Daytona 24-Hours Chevron B16 ● BARC 1000 km Chevron B19
• The Irvine Laidlaw Competition Car Collection has been impeccably maintained, is 'on the button' and ready for the world's most competitive driving events
• Outstanding provenance with stunning history th...[Read more...]|
|1965 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Cool Head in the Face of a New Threat|
|Heading into the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans it had become clear Ford was intent on taking the fight to Ferrari. Ford would spare no expense to take the fight to the company it had intended to buy. Ironically, the North American Racing Team would enter a Ferrari that would include the talented Jochen Rindt to help quell the storm. It would prove to be the wall necessary to provide Ferrari its last victory at Le Mans.
Ford had made his declaration of intent to remove Ferrari from its throne as th...[Read more...]|