1948 Land Rover Series I Chassis 149 Side Plate Engine HR
Auctions & Sales

Record Prices for Land Rovers at Silverstone Auctions

Just one week after a number of new record prices were achieved, Silverstone Auctions secured more high prices in its sale at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show on Sunday. 75 per cent of the cars on offer were successfully hammered away at the NEC, Birmingham in front of hundreds of classic car fans at the show for a total sales figure of £1.5million. In the home city of Land Rover, record prices were secured for two very special Series One examples. One of the earliest Land Rovers produced, a 1948 Series One Chassis #149, sold for £47,250, more than £20,000 over its lower estimate, and the highest price for a Series One in recent years. Not only that but one of the last Defenders produced, a 2016 Land Rover 110 Heritage Edition, one of only 400 made […]

Christopher John LTD Announces New Morgan Dealership
Corporate Business

Christopher John LTD Announces Morgan Dealership In Florida

Christopher John LTD is pleased to announce the opening of their Morgan dealership in Holly Hill, Florida.  Located on U.S. 1, just two miles north of International Speedway Boulevard in the heart of Daytona Beach.  Convenient from Orlando or Jacksonville and even the west coast of Florida or from Georgia, Christopher John LTD is excited to be part of the Morgan world and bringing these beautiful cars to this part of Florida. Christopher John LTD is a name born from father and son a lifetime of sports car interests, racing and youthful enthusiasm, the utmost professionalism and a whole lot of fun. Vintage racing and English sports cars have been Christopher Silvestri’s passion for more years than he can remember. From childhood in the back of his father’s Sunbeam, Alfa or Rover he knew he was part of something special. […]

Mum Natalie Picks Up Surprise for Mother's Day
Corporate Business

Special UK Mother’s Day Land Rover

Land Rover marked the production of the 100,000th Discovery Sport with a special surprise for one mum, Natalie Lipton, on Mother’s Day. (Mother’s Day in the UK was celebrated 6, March 2016.) The Lipton family had unwittingly purchased the milestone vehicle which was built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood manufacturing plant, just 10 miles from their family home. To celebrate the milestone, which was reached just days before Mother’s Day in the UK, Land Rover went undercover with 7 year old Jacob and 5 year old Noah to find out just how this car could be made even more special for their mum. Accompanied by Paul Cleaver, Discovery Sport Vehicle Programme Director and Andy Wheel, Land Rover’s Chief Design Manager for Exteriors, the Lipton boys had an access-all-areas tour of the company’s Design and Engineering Centre at Gaydon. From experiencing driving […]

Year of investment continues for Bentley with largest intake of apprentices in 25 years
Bentley

Bentley Motors 2016 Apprentice Program

Bentley Motors today launches its 2016 apprentice recruitment campaign with 42 positions available on the latest intake, starting with the company in September this year. Applications open from 12th March at www.bentleycareers.com for six weeks, with an open day to be held on the same day at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, where prospective apprentices can find out more. Bentley has created over 100 apprentice opportunities in the past two years, maintaining the company’s future talent focus. Commenting on the latest recruitment drive, Marlies Rogait, Member of the Board for Human Resources, said: “Bentley’s apprenticeship scheme offers a solid foundation upon which to build the skills and knowledge required to become skilled experts and professionals in their chosen field. As our business continues to grow, we continue to invest – in our people, our products, and our network. We want to […]

Gerry Coker on Austin Healey Style
Articles

VotW – Gerry Coker on Austin Healey Style

Our video this week comes by way of the Suncoast British Car Club and featured Gerry Coker. Gerry was born “Gerald Charles Coker” June 24, 1922 in Northamptonshire, England.  He is known in the Healey world for his body design of the Healey Hundred introduced in 1952. He joined the Donald Healey Motor Company as Healey’s body engineer in 1950.  His first job was to look after the Nash Healeys as they came from Panelcraft, the Nash Healey body makers. Early on at the DHMC, Healey challenged Gerry to show him a sports car design, and in late 1950, he created the body design for what would become the Austin-Healey 100.  This timelessly beautiful sports car stole the show in October, 1952 when it debuted as the Healey Hundred at the London Motor Show at Earls Court. Gerry also styled the Austin-Healey […]

Bentley Showcasing Design Skills with Mulsanne, Flying Spur, and Bentayga in Beijing 1
Bentley

Bentley Showcasing Design Skills with Mulsanne, Flying Spur, and Bentayga in Beijing

Bentley is enhancing its new Mulsanne range at the Beijing Auto Show with the global debut of the highly exclusive Mulsanne First Edition. Handcrafted in Crewe and featuring a suite of elegantly executed styling revisions, Bentley’s new pinnacle model range comprises the Mulsanne, the performance-focused Mulsanne Speed and ultra-luxurious Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, with its enhanced rear passenger space and airline-style seats. Just 50 examples of the First Edition will be made available across the new three-model Mulsanne family. A bespoke Mulliner sterling silver vanity kit inlaid into the rear picnic table is available on the Mulsanne First Edition. The luxuriously weighted set – created by Asprey of London – includes a vanity mirror, hair brush and comb, all of which fit perfectly into a unique Mulliner-designed picnic table for discreet stowage. First Edition motifs are positioned throughout the cabin, including […]

Highlights

Morgan 4/4 80th Anniversary Edition

Conceived in 1935, the introduction of the 4-4 signalled Morgan’s move to 4 wheeled vehicles and the beginning of the next chapter in Morgan history. On the 15th of October 1936, the eagerly anticipated 4-4 debuted at the London Motor Show, held at Olympia. The modest 4-4 was a lightweight, affordable runabout that had been proven in local trials with great success across the UK. More recently known as the 4/4, this model has been a stalwart of the Morgan model range since its inception 80 years ago, and despite a short break during WWII, has been in continuous production ever since. And this year will be the 80th anniversary. 2016 marks 80 years of this automotive icon, a British success story and the longest running production car in the world. To celebrate, the Morgan Motor Company is proud to […]

Aston Martin unveils the DB11
Aston Martin

DB11 Debuted by Aston Martin at Geneva

A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition. The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003. Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “We aspire to make the […]

Morgan Launches EV3 Electric Three-Wheeler
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Morgan Launches EV3 Electric Three-Wheeler

The Morgan EV3 today makes its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The EV3 looks at the world of zero emissions motoring from an entirely different perspective, what if an all-electric vehicle was bespoke, hand crafted and exhilarating to drive? The EV3 embraces new technology, delivers responsible driving excitement and continues to celebrate traditional British craftsmanship. Following a soft launch of the Phase 1 concept EV3 in 2015, Morgan is excited to showcase the nal “pre-production phase” car which reveals the restyled body and interior. Weighing less than 500kg, the all-electric 3 Wheeler has a range of 150 miles. Lightweight agility is complemented by performance gures that challenge those of the petrol 3 Wheeler. 0-62mph takes less than 9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 90mph. Encased within the tubular space frame chassis is a 20KWh […]