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This is where the collector car market is going, say the experts

Cooling off; letting off steam; levelling out; market correction – whatever your preferred term, since last September, it’s taken hold of the classic car market by all accounts. But what drove it, which areas of the market remain prosper...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
This is where the collector car market is going, say the experts

For ‘Rocket Men’ only – Sir Elton John’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage

In the 1990s, Elton John possessed a significant car collection. He had a fondness for British cars in particular, owning everything from a Bentley S1 Continental Fastback to a Jaguar XJ220. In 2001, the pop star chose to part with a lar...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
For ‘Rocket Men’ only – Sir Elton John’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Like father, like son – Richard Gauntlett drives Victor’s Aston Martin DB2

This enchanting Aston Martin DB2 was owned by Victor Gauntlett – the commonly held ‘saviour’ of Aston Martin – not once, but twice. We took a trip down memory lane with Gauntlett’s son Richard, who treasures rather fond adolescent memori...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Like father, like son – Richard Gauntlett drives Victor’s Aston Martin DB2

Concours of Elegance returns to Windsor for Queen’s 90th birthday

The Concours’ familiar formula of gathering ‘sixty of the world’s finest cars’ will see the automotive troupe take over the Royal castle’s Inner Quadrangle – an area usually off-limits to the public – with express permission from The Que...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Concours of Elegance returns to Windsor for Queen’s 90th birthday

Ferdinand Piëch’s ground-breaking 1967 Porsche 911 R is still the lightest of all 911s

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is a key model in the history of the 911. It delighted the purists and, over 40 years later, has led to the current GT3. Yet the RS 2.7 owed much to an earlier 911, built six years before it: back in 1967, ...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Ferdinand Piëch’s ground-breaking 1967 Porsche 911 R is still the lightest of all 911s

Hollywood comes to Enzo’s house for new exhibition

The silver screen stars on display include the Magnum P.I. 308 GTSs, the Miami Vice Testarossa, the 512S used in Le Mans and the 375 America driven by the equally gorgeous Sophia Loren in Boy on a Dolphin. Beyond icons with their own on-...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Hollywood comes to Enzo’s house for new exhibition

A morning stretch with Andra and an alluring Alfa Romeo GTV

For its latest photoshoot, our friends at Cool & Vintage in Portugal joined a young lady named Andra for a spot of morning exercise at the local port. Her sparring partner is an elegant silver-over-red 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV though, gi...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
A morning stretch with Andra and an alluring Alfa Romeo GTV

Even Lord March loves this tool-room copy of a Ferrari Dino 206 SP

Recreations and replicas get a bad name in the press, but when they’re done correctly, they can prove very nearly as special as the real thing. This fastidious Ferrari Dino 206 SP reconfiguration is a good case in point – as a Goodwood R...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Even Lord March loves this tool-room copy of a Ferrari Dino 206 SP

Affordable classics at Auctionata’s Berlin sale

The 10 cars we’ve chosen from the 39-lot catalogue are certainly not ultra-rare concours queens, but rather reflect what we consider good value for money. Take the well-presented 1963 Triumph TR4 Roadster, which served as an advertising ...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Affordable classics at Auctionata’s Berlin sale

Modern classics at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro sale

Indicative of their strengthening position in the market, modern classics feature prominently in the catalogue for Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car Sale on the 28 February in Coventry, England. We’ve chosen a selection of our...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Modern classics at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro sale

Could you win ‘Best of Show’ at the 2016 Schloss Bensberg Classics?

The eighth edition of the Schloss Bensberg Classics will take place from 1-3 July 2016, in the beautiful grounds of the Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg near Cologne. While driving skill is of paramount importance on Saturday’s Rallye...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Could you win ‘Best of Show’ at the 2016 Schloss Bensberg Classics?

DeLorean returns to the future with 300 strictly limited DMC-12s

Given that you can buy an immaculate DMC-12 in the Classic Driver Market for just 50,000 dollars, we imagine you’d have to be a diehard ‘Back to the Future’ fan to fork out the extra for a recreation, whether it features original parts o...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
DeLorean returns to the future with 300 strictly limited DMC-12s

Stories from the Blast House at Pendine Historic Cars

After 11 years in the trade, James Mitchell decided to go it alone and established ‘Pendine Historic Cars’ in the Blast House on the burgeoning Bicester Heritage site in Oxfordshire. We spent the morning with Mitchell, to learn more abou...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Stories from the Blast House at Pendine Historic Cars

Market Finds – Goodwood Members’ Meeting heroes

In our game, there few sights more memorable than a ‘naked’ Bizzarrini – as you’ll agree if you attended any of the historic Goodwood meetings in recent years. Rebuilt to Iso A3C specification, this beastly Bizza has been competitive in ...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Market Finds – Goodwood Members’ Meeting heroes

This is the other Ferrari California Spyder

Think ‘California Spider’ (with an i) and images of Alain Delon, Steve McQueen and James Coburn in their 250 GTs probably spring to mind. But there was another, even more exclusive Ferrari California Spyder (this one with a y) in the 196...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
This is the other Ferrari California Spyder

What not to miss at the London Classic Car Show 2016

Now twice the size due to the success of the inaugural event last year, the London Classic Car Show will return to ExCel London on 18-21 February – and promises an even more impressive roster of special guests, themed features and cars f...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
What not to miss at the London Classic Car Show 2016

Emulate Bruce McLaren with Shelby’s latest continuation Ford GT40

Fifty years after the Ford GT40 scored that historic 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans, Shelby American has revealed that it will build 20 GT40 MKII continuation cars in tribute. They are ‘exact replicas’ built from the blueprints of the original,...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Emulate Bruce McLaren with Shelby’s latest continuation Ford GT40

Artcurial just sold the ex-Works 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider for 32m euros

In customarily chaotic fashion, Artcurial’s Hervé Poulain just hammered away the Works Ferrari 335 S Spider for 32.075m euros (inc. buyer’s premium and taxes) after a tense and drawn-out bidding war at the French auction house’s Rétromob...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Artcurial just sold the ex-Works 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider for 32m euros

Bonhams kicks off its European season in quintessential French style

It was fitting that a blue car should lead the way at Bonhams’ sale in the Grand Palais yesterday afternoon. James Knight dropped the gavel on the matching-numbers Ferrari 275 GTB at 1.8m euros (2.07m including buyer’s premium), though f...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
Bonhams kicks off its European season in quintessential French style

The highlights from Rétromobile 2016

Rétromobile is considered to be the calendar’sopening top-tier event, and rightly so. Where else can you find World War One tanks, automotive jumble, humble car clubs and multi-million-euro collector classics all in one place? Sure, it m...
Classic Driver · 3 years ago
The highlights from Rétromobile 2016