The Impact of Covid-19 on Classic Car Sales from Car and Classic Records post lockdown market shift infographic
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Covid-19 Impact on Classic Car Sales

Data from one of Europe’s leading websites for classic car sales, Car & Classic, highlights a significant shift in the volume and type of cars enthusiasts are searching for after a year of Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns. […]

Historics Auctioneers Scales up for 2021
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Historics Auctioneers Scales Up for 2021

Underlining its confidence in the classic car market, Historics Auctioneers has announced an increased 2021 auction calendar that will see the enthusiastic auctioneer stage major sales at all its well-established venues in the UK, plus a debut in Europe. […]

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Three Breathtaking Aston Martins at Silverstone Auctions First Sale of 2021

Silverstone Auctions’ first sale of 2021 is The Race Retro Live Online Auction, taking place on Friday 5th – Saturday 6th March. This hybrid format blends the traditional, event-style auctions and all of the perks associated with those, combined with the online sales whereby you can participate entirely from the safety of your own home. Three of their four sales in 2020 were carried out in this way and all achieved great results.

The solid gold twin bar watch band worn by Stirling Moss for 38 years - Back of Band
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Sir Stirling Moss OBE Collection Auction

Silverstone Auctions are proud to introduce a unique and exceptional collection of personal items belonging to the late Sir Stirling Moss OBE, complemented by a selection of limited-edition collectables and automobilia from the British racing icon. […]

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Rare MGBGT V8 SEC Goes Up For Auction

Leading online classic car auctioneer, The Market, will offer an extremely rare 1981 MGB GT V8 SEC this month, one of just five ‘Special Edition Classic’ MGBs made, in an online sale running from 21st to 28th May. Built from the final, unsold MGBs to leave the MG Abingdon factory before its closure in 1980, the ‘SEC’ series of one-off sports cars were built by a collaboration between British Leyland, MG Owner’s Club and The Abingdon Classic Car Company.

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Strong Start to 2020 for UK Classic Car Auction Market

Leading online classic car auction house, The Market, has achieved an excellent start to the year selling 85 per cent of cars offered in the first two months of 2020. The auction results show that The Market’s online model is continuing to out-perform longer established, traditional auction houses, while also helping to mobilize the classic car market place by delivering accurate auction estimates and the convenience of on-the-go, remote bidding.

Factory-fresh MG 6R4 up for grabs
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Amazing Group B MG Metro 6R4 to be Auctioned

An amazing Group B MG Metro 6R4 with just seven miles on the odometer is heading to Silverstone Auctions sale on the 26th to 28th July at the Silverstone Classic. The legend that is Group B rallying, which sadly came to a premature end on the 31st December 1986 due to a number of fatalities, the most notable being Henri Toivonen, generated some truly remarkable rally cars. One of which was the Metro 6R4, (6 cylinder Rally 4 wheel-drive).

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Jensen Interceptor Tops CCA September Auction Results

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) achieved a sales rate of 75 percent at its September Sale held at the Warwickshire Event Centre on 15th September, where 107 quality ‘everyman’ classics were sold to bidders around the world with total sales exceeding £1.8 million. British classics proved particularly popular at the sale with a beautiful, restored 1968 Jensen Interceptor Mk 1 manual at the center of the longest bidding war of the day. As one of just eight surviving examples of the 22 made and finished in striking Anthracite with a Black leather interior, the super rare manual sold for a huge £85,800, more than double its lower estimate.

1975 Bristol 411 Series 4 - British Classics to Feature at CCA September Auction
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British Classics Feature at CCA September Auction

An amazing collection of British classics including a 1968 Triumph TR5, a 1975 Bristol 411 Series 4, a 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster and a 1933 MG J2 Midget will head to auction at the CCA September Sale at the Warwickshire Event Centre on 15th September. An incredible 1968 Triumph TR5 on offer at the September Sale is undoubtedly one of the best in the country, following a painstakingly millimeter-perfect rebuild on a brand new factory spec chassis. The six-cylinder 2.5-litre engine has been fully rebuilt, including a new head suitable for use with unleaded fuel, and a full tune-up to give maximum performance. The bodywork has been completely rebuilt with new inner and outer sills along with a multi-coat repaint in a wonderful shade of Signal Red. Along with the repaint the TR5 comes with a brand new […]

Jaguar E-Type White at Barons' Auction
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Series 1 E-Types Top Barons’ British Heritage Auction

Two Series 1 E-type Jaguars were the top sellers at Barons’ British Heritage, Classic & Sports Cars sale at Sandown Park on June 5th. Barons had a really strong entry for the sale and, by the time the hammer fell for the final time, 65% of the 65 cars on offer had found new homes. The well-presented Old English white 1962 3.8 roadster selling for over top estimate at £99,000, while the opalescent blue 1964 4.2 FHC achieved £86,820.

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Thai Prince’s Rolls-Royce is Auction Highlight

A 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud supplied new to Prince Chula of Thailand is to be sold by international car auctioneers Coys at their Chiswick House sale in just over a weeks’ time. Prince Chula along with his cousin Prince Bira were motorsport aficionados and were well known and respected racers. Prince Chula always favored blue colors and this car is no exception. The cabin was designed to match the exterior with blue hide, piping and carpets as well as a champagne bar. The car estimated at £65,000-£85,000.

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Peter Sellers’ Aston Martin DB4 to be Auctioned

RM Sotheby’s is excited to announce the sale of another important Aston Martin: the ex-Peter Sellers 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT. A rare and desirable car in its own right, this DB4GT saw use with Sellers on and off the screen, including an appearance in the 1963 comedy The Wrong Arm of the Law. This is an historic car that simply cannot be missed. Peter Sellers’ love of cars was undeniable – he’d owned 83 by the age of 39 – and he’s been long linked with the Aston Martin brand. In addition to its on-screen past, the car is offered in stunning condition, and is a product of a glorious age of iconic British car manufacturing. — Felix Archer, RM Sotheby’s car specialist This fall, RM Sothebys will be offering this car at their annual London auction on September 5. Note: Press […]

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Evanta Aston Martin DBR1 to be Auctioned at Silverstone

Silverstone Auctions is excited to announce that a very special Evanta Aston Martin DBR1 is coming to its May Sale on May 19th at Silverstone racing circuit. Built as a near exact replica of the original Aston Martin DBR1, famed for its success during the late 1950’s in the hands of legends including Sir Stirling Moss and Carroll Shelby, the stunning recreation was crafted from scratch by the Evanta Motor Company, owned at the time by car designer and ‘Wheeler Dealers’ presenter, Ant Anstead. A genuine 1956 DBR1 sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction last year for $22,550,000 inclusive of the buyer’s fee. This made it #7 on the list of the 10 most expensive cars to sell at auction, just ahead of a 1955 Jaguar D-Type. To date, this is also a record for the most expensive British car ever to be […]

Barn find 1963 Bentley Continental Mulliner Park Ward - Coys Spring Classics 2018
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Barn Find Bentley to be One of the Prizes at Coy’s Auction

International auctioneers Coys are back in town with 50 classic and sports cars worth millions going under the hammer at their long-established Spring Classics auction on April 24th at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. The barn find 1963 Bentley Continental Mulliner Park Ward S3 is one of the highlights of the auction and, although it is being offered at no reserve, it could fetch £40,000 on the hammer. Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: Our Spring Classics auction has for decades been a prelude to motoring season which is now very much upon us. This year we have a stunning selection 50 fine historic and classic motor cars looking for a new owner, ranging from three original-bodied pre-war Rolls Royces through to a genuine barn find 1960s Bentley S3 Continental Coupe by Mulliner.

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Range Rover Set Auction Sales Records

International auctioneers Coys have set new world records for two Range Rovers, originally commissioned for King Juan Carlos of Spain, at their Essen Techno Classica sale in Germany on Saturday 24th March. The 1977 Range Rover by Alcom Devices sold for €78,750 and the 1973 Range Rover Cabriolet went for €78,750 as well, proving the trend that early Range Rovers are becoming increasingly popular. Given the political climate of the time, the 1977 Range Rover was ordered from Alcom Devices in London and boasted, amongst other features, special armour, 10mm bulletproof glass all round and a James Bond-like communication system for the King, which made it possible to track him in cars, yachts, helicopters or anywhere else.

Sotheby’s Auction Results from the Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance - Aston Auction
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Auction Results from Sotheby’s at Amelia Island

As they like to say in the collector car auction community, there was “plenty of money in the room.”  With 101 cars going across the stage on Friday night, just over $27 million was spent, with 86% of the cars reaching their reserves; a successful event by any measure. Held in the ballroom of the luxurious and elegant Ritz-Carlton, the audience and venue were nearly as star-studded at the cars themselves. Highlights of the evening were a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS and a Marmon Sixteen LeBaron Coupe.  The Ferrari, the top seller of the auction, was one of approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples. Retaining its original chassis, engine, and gearbox, the beautifully presented car sold for a final $2,205,000.