1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II, Roadster 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1, 3.8 Roadster Here’s your chance to bid for a classic car from over 115, estimated to be worth over €20 million, and who knows, you might be one of the lucky bidders to win the bid. A few highlights at the auction is a 1964 Jaguar E-Type, Series I, 3.8 Roadster (estimate €145,000-€160,000), 1969 Lotus Europa S2 (estimate €25,000-€35,000) as well as a stunning 1967 Lamborghini Miura SV, which is believed to go for as much as €1.5 million. Conducted by the international auctioneers Coys, the company’s CEO, Chris Routledge, said of the event: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high-quality auction. This is one of the world’s most important historic motor car events and as the leading international auction brand in Germany, we have put together a multi-million … [Read more...] about 115 Classic Cars to go under the hammer this month
Classic Land Rovers - a collection of iconic vehicles, part of the history of the 4x4 and loved by so many. They have been around for decades, and it would be hard to imagine a world without them. But something worrying is happening, something shocking to fans of classic Land Rovers. They are slowly disappearing. So just how many remain on UK roads? What is behind this reduction in numbers, and can anything be done to stop it? Dwindling - by how much? Talk to any Landy lover and they will be saddened to hear of the decrease in numbers still on the road. But the figures speak for themselves. In 1994 there were 5,371 Land Rover 110s knocking about (including 4 cyl, County Diesel Turbo, Hi-Cap Diesel and Petrol, SW, V8 County, Hicap, SW). As of January 11th, 2018, only 1,274 remain. So in 24 years over 4,000 110's have disappeared. With so many collectors, restorers and supporters of these classics out there, what is causing this trend? Where Have All the Classics Gone? It would be … [Read more...] about Land Rover Defender BlogThe Number of Classic Land Rovers is Dwindling
Aptly located in the midst of art galleries and installations, Nostalgia Classic Cars is the new one stop destination for classic cars in Dubai. A place where you could simply lounge out and read up on your favourite classic cars; or better still, buy your dream classic. If that weren’t enough, a place that allows you to service, repair and even restore your classic car. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than Nostalgia Classic Cars for those passionate about those iconic wheels from the past. [Get a glimpse of the video I took at the launch in the video window.] Located at the Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Dubai, the 1000 sq m. facility has a classic car library and lounge, a display area that can be converted as a fresh concept in event venues. Nostalgia Classic Cars has a complete restoration department under Ibrahim who has 25 years of experience working with elite classic car restoration teams. The dedicated approach has even assigned a team member only to source … [Read more...] about Nostalgia Classic Cars: The launch of a dream
Jaguar will revive the small-scale production of the D-Type sports car, which won the race “24 Hours of Le Mans” in 1955, 1956 and 1957. In the 1950s, the British wanted to release a hundred copies of the model but limited only 75, and the last one was assembled in 1956. Now the firm plans to bring the matter to an end and collect the last 25 machines. Representatives of the British brand note that the modern Jaguar D-Type will be completely identical to the original machines of the 50’s, and their release will be occupied by the Jaguar Classic division. His specialists will reproduce the process of assembling a classic sports car, even using old technologies, down to the smallest detail. The car will be offered to customers in two versions: Shortnose and Longnose (with standard and extended front body). The first was originally produced in 1955, and the second – in 1956th. As for the power unit, the original Jaguar D-Taip was equipped with a six-cylinder … [Read more...] about Division Jaguar Classic will revive the release of the classic D-Type
The Jaguar Land Rover Classic Center is home to all sorts of wonderful vintage metal, and now, the company's decided to auction off a chunk of its inventory—none of which are actually Jaguars or Land Rovers. Welcome to You Must Buy, our daily look at the cars you really should be buying instead of that boring commuter sedan. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below UK-based Auction service Brightwells announced a few dats ago it will auction off 65 individual vehicles on behalf of the Jaguar Land Rover Classic facility on March 21st 2018. The collection consists mostly of MG, Austin, Mercedes-Benz, Morris, Rover, Ford, and Vauxhall cars, with a few Citroens, Peugeots, and other marques sprinkled in as well. Some notable lots include a one-of-one 1972 Reliant Ferguson 4x4 prototype car, a 1978 Vauxhall Chevette 2300, and a lovely 1974 Rover P6 3500 Estate. Additionally, Jaguar Land Rover is offering 108 more auction lots consisting of assorted pedal cars and other toys. As … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover Is Selling 65 Cars From Its Own Classic Collection
Collecting classic cars is often a big-budget activity, but there are cool vintage machines out there that don't cost and arm and a leg to own. Which one do you think is best?The one car that comes to mind for me is the E30-generation BMW 3-Series. The high-performance M3 has shot up in value these past few years, but models the 325is still offer the looks, sounds, and the feel of a true classic, without breaking the bank. We even have a buyer's guide that thoroughly covers anything you'd need to know before buying an E30, in case you're planning on it. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: Which classic car do you think is best for a collector on a budget? It doesn't have to be something foreign like the BMW, either. American muscle is perfectly acceptable as well. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What’s a Cool Classic Car Perfect for a Collector on a Budget?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) may want your classic Italian car. The automaker has just launched a new initiative, Reloaded by Creators, that aims to buy, restore, and sell some of the most significant vehicles from the company’s history. Focusing on Italian brands (the company has shown no interest in your slant-six Plymouth Valiant), the project aims to bring Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, and Abarths back to life while building the company’s own collection of historic cars.Numerous auto manufacturers have recently announced programs for either reproducing or restoring older vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz Classic workforce at the company’s museum restores and sells what it calls All-Time Stars, Pagani Rinascimento is restoring and maintaining Zondas, Lamborghini’s Polo Storico is perfecting its classics, Jaguar is remaking D-types, and Land Rover Reborn is revamping Series 1 models. Mazda will even inject fresh juice into … [Read more...] about FCA to Buy, Restore, and Sell Classic Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, and Abarths
More and more manufacturers seem to be cottoning on to the fact that they can get in on the booming classic car market. Aston Martin and Jaguar are two prominent examples, with various continuation models from the pair making headlines over the last year or so. And now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is getting in on the act. FCA’ Heritage is launching its ‘Reloaded by Creators’ scheme, which will purchase, restore and sell notable classics from the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands. “The sums raised will then be used to finance new scouting activities to add important new pieces to FCA’s historic collection,” the automotive giant said in a press release. Each will come with a certificate of authenticity, and while no prices have been mentioned, they’ll almost certainly be very expensive. The scheme will kick off with five cars, which we’ve listed below: 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ 1959 Lancia Appia Coupé 1981 Spidereuropa Pininfarina … [Read more...] about FCA Will Restore And Sell Amazing Classics Like The Alfa Romeo SZ
On March 2 – 4, 2018, the Classic Auto Show (CAS) is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Given such diverse car culture in SoCal, it’s only fitting that the show offers up some of the best representations of the hobby. Over 1,000 cars will be in attendance with seven newly added exhibits and a star-studded cast from the biggest automotive shows on the silver screen. Hot RodsLike bacon and eggs, hot rods and Southern California go hand in hand. The “Hot Rods” exhibit will showcase three iconic cars from Bruce Meyer’s collection: the Doane Spencer Roadster, Person Brothers 2D coupe, and the So-Cal Speed Shop Belly Tank. A few big clubs from the area will be showing their rides too. The Sultans Car Club of Long Beach, Wild Bunch Car Club, Hot Paints Restorations, and the Road Kings of Burbank will all be showing some prized steel. You’ll also be able to meet the editors here at HOT ROD magazine throughout the show at our booth. Lowriders … [Read more...] about The Classic Auto Show Returns to L.A.!
When Carroll Shelby pulled out of his partnership with Alejandro De Tomaso, De Tomaso took it personally. Exactly why their deal to build the P70, an Italian-designed replacement for the Shelby Cobra, went south isn’t exactly clear. Tall tales run the gamut from Shelby’s prior Ford obligations, to mafia ties, to self-enforced exiles to Africa.What isn’t speculation, however, is that after the deal fell through, De Tomaso named his next production car, which was loosely based on the P70, the Mangusta. In Italian, Mangusta means mongoose, the only predator of the cobra. Seems Taylor Swift wasn’t the originator of subtle public shaming.The Mangusta’s rarity stems from the fact that only 401 were made. Their less-than-perfect Italian construction and propensity for rust means that of those, only around 250 still exist. Hence us ogling one at last year’s Concorso Italiano during Monterey Car Week. Bud Millard, a retired automotive appraiser from northern … [Read more...] about Classic Ride: 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta