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  • CLASSICS UNITE AT RESTORATION SHOW 2019

    CLASSICS UNITE AT RESTORATION SHOW 2019

    20th November 2019

    Summer may be long over, but that doesn’t mean the classic car scene goes into hibernation. For enthusiasts in the South West of England and beyond, the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show on November 2-3 offered a great chance to extend the season.

  • ALL SHOW NO GO

    ALL SHOW NO GO

    19th November 2019

    Not all sporty-looking cars are what they seem, some are all show no go. We look back at some memorable examples of vehicles that ultimately lacked the bark to match their perceived bite.

  • BARN-FIND AUCTION ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST

    BARN-FIND AUCTION ATTRACTS HUGE INTEREST

    19th November 2019

    A 135-strong auction collection of barn-find classics put under the hammer in a one-off auction was met by a remarkable response on November 2.

  • HISTORICS NOVEMBER SALE PREVIEW

    HISTORICS NOVEMBER SALE PREVIEW

    18th November 2019

    Historics is shaping up well for its forthcoming auction at Mercedes-Benz World on November 23, with a bumper entry of over 150 classics set to tempt potential buyers ahead of the festive season.

  • SIERRA COSWORTH TOPS £80K

    SIERRA COSWORTH TOPS £80K

    18th November 2019

    There’s still plenty of appetite for fast Fords if the sale of a Sierra Cosworth at the recent Anglia Car Auctions’ classic sale is anything to go by. Despite a layer of grime from 28 years in storage, the 1987 example had covered just 7349 miles and soared to an extraordinary final selling price of £84,800 with fees.

  • SUNBEAM ALPINE BUYER’S GUIDE

    SUNBEAM ALPINE BUYER’S GUIDE

    15th November 2019

    Although the marketing literature claimed the new Sunbeam Alpine was named after the mountain passes where the prototypes were tested, the title was in fact a direct link back to a capable Rootes Group produced sports coupe from the early 1950s. We profile what to look for when buying the later version.

  • CLEAN AIR ZONES TO SPREAD

    CLEAN AIR ZONES TO SPREAD

    15th November 2019

    Clean air zones have long been recognised as a threat to the use of classic cars, but in the UK, those worries have largely been confined to London, until now.

  • SWVA OCTOBER SALE REVIEW

    SWVA OCTOBER SALE REVIEW

    14th November 2019

    South Western Vehicle Auctions, SWVA, hosted another busy classic sale at its Poole base on October 25, putting 76 cars under the hammer with an impressive 90 per cent sale rate.

  • HSA APPRENTICES TO REBUILD TRIUMPH TR2

    HSA APPRENTICES TO REBUILD TRIUMPH TR2

    14th November 2019

    Heritage Skills Academy apprentices have been given a boost in their bid to become the next generation of historic vehicle engineers, with Cambridge & Counties Bank joining forces with the Bicester Heritage-based facility to support the restoration of a highly significant Triumph TR2.

  • DFT BACKS LONG-TERM FUNDING FOR POTHOLES

    DFT BACKS LONG-TERM FUNDING FOR POTHOLES

    13th November 2019

    Funding for to tackle the “plague of potholes” on local roads should be guaranteed for periods of several years rather than on an annual basis, the Department for Transport (DfT) has told the Treasury.