Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Rare American classics to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Hershey sale

RM Sotheby's readies its 11th annual collector car auction during AACA fall gathering in Hershey, Pennsylvania, featuring American pres-war classics and early brass-era cars. Grand American pre-war classics, brass-era cars dating back to 1900 and a hot rod that is among the most-significant of all time are highlights of RM Sotheby's 11th annual...

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‘Ghost’ E-type reappears and heads to auction

Thought to have disappeared more than 30 years ago, the first left-hand drive 1971 Jaguar E-type 2+2 is on the docket for H&H Classics auction Not only has H&H Classics secured the "ghost" Jaguar E-type as a no-reserve offering for its auction November 15 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, UK, but thinks it finally has solved the...

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Classic cars rated top ‘passion’ investment over the long run

Rare musical instruments are accelerating quickly, but since 2005, collector cars have best met the need for enjoyable investments From major newspapers and the International Investment newsletter to Musical Instrument Professional, the Coutts Passion Index 2017 has been getting a lot of attention recently. Since 2005, Coutts has tracked various...

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The Ferrari F40 is the exactly the dream car you think it is

For many folks who have a passion for all things automotive, the Ferrari F40 represents a pinnacle vehicle in the pantheon of all-time great machines. It's the last vehicle to earn the personal stamp of approval from Enzo himself, and it's a high-water mark for all things supercar. Cooper MacNeil is a man who gets that, which is why he owns one and loves it...

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Australian auction lands a D-type with gripping history

Jaguar D-type racer XKD 510 has been owned by a LeMans winner, crashed -- claiming two drivers' lives -- been rebodied and rebuilt, displayed in a museum, and next it heads to Mossgreen's auction in Melbourne The headline on the news release proclaimed that the "£4.7 million Jaguar to be sold by Mossgreen at Motorclassica is highest value car...

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Hot rod that beat the horse in a race headed to auction

In 1944, a California teenager's hopped-up Ford won a race against a horse and gained fame. Now that car is being offered at RM Sotheby's Hershey sale. It's the tale — or since there's a horse involved, should it be that tail? — of the teenager's hot rod that became famous for winning a race against a horse. The...

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What goes up must come down: classic car values dipped in 2016

For the past few years, some of the most solid investments a person could make were in classic cars. From 2012 onward, the value of vintage models has skyrocketed to heights the market has never seen before. But, nothing lasts forever. The most recent report on the state of collectible items shows classic car values have (finally) dipped. Coutts Bank showed...

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There’s an AMG Hammer wagon, and it’s as awesome as you think

Back in the day, if you were a wealthy enough individual with a penchant for cushy Autobahn crushers, you'd give the folks at AMG a ring on the phone. They started life as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company before being fully absorbed by the mothership in 2005. In the late 1980', you could buy a powerful Mercedes and then have AMG kit it out with a massive V-8...

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You can now drive a vintage Defender at the Land Rover Experience

Early last year, its maker laid the Land Rover Discovery to rest, but it certainly hasn't forgotten about the SUV. In fact, it still lets enthusiasts have a go behind the wheel of the iconic off-roader at its newly-launched Land Rover Experience. The brand announced the Land Rover Experience will take place at new "Experience Centers" in California...

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