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James Bond Tribute Mini Is Art on Wheels

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By Ben Selby When the news broke that the next instalment in the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, would be pushed back to November this year, due to global health reasons following the Corona Virus, 007 fans everywhere were understandably upset. With David Brown Automotive, the masterminds the Reimagined Mini, as well as the Aston Martin inspired Speedback …

Mussolini’s Alfa to be Restored

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Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini needs no introduction to observers of recent history, however what is not widely known about “Il Duce” is that he loved his cars, particularly Alfa Romeo. In 1930, he bought a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Series 3. One of 200 made, it was powered by a double overhead cam straight six engine and …

Silver Arrows to Shine at Concours

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Five of the legendary Mercedes “Silver Arrows” racing cars will take centre stage at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida on March 8. The iconic cars, which span eight decades of racing competition in Formula One, Pre War Grand Prix and Sports Cars will commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Amelia Island Concours, hence the Silver Arrows theme. …

Ferris Bueller Ferrari Sells For Six Figures

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The Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder without doubt has to be one of the Maranello’s greatest hits. Thanks to the timeless drop top Scaglietti lines and that gorgeous V12 pulling hard at high rpm, Californias command tens millions of dollars at any auction, one of which sold at auction for $17,6 million US. For avid movie goers the Ferrari California …

Ellerslie Concours d’Elegance 2020

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Whether you are a classic car boffin or your just appreciate the level of craftsmen ship and attention to detail of motoring yesteryear, the Ellerslie Intermarque Concours d’Elegance and Classic Car Show, should be high on the list of you must do events of the year. An annual event open to the public, it sees bringing together for some of …

Would you pay $500,000 for a Toyota Supra?

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Yes, you read that right. This mint 1998 Toyota Supra A80 is currently being sold at Carsforsale.com for a stratospheric $500,000US. Well, $499,999 to be exact. The previous record for an A80 Supra at auction was $176,000, and this example just smashes that. This has to be put down to the sheer level of Supra obsession exhibited by the car …

Classic Driving Lessons, Ferrari Style

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There is something truly magical about heel and toe shifting a fast-classic car. Being able to be a physical part of the driving experience, shifting gears, double-clutching, and guiding the non-power assisted steering is becoming a lost art in the motoring world of today, and something classic car fans everywhere covet immensely. Well, Ferrari know this, which is why the …

Baby Bugatti Type 35 Racer is Not Just For Kids

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Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and finding this in your stocking. This pint-sized Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix car from 1927 is the result of the latest collaboration between Bugatti and The Little Car Company. Called the Baby II, in reference to the original half-scale Baby Bugatti from 1924, this electric powered pint sized Bugatti is quite simply the …

Blower Bentley set for Revival

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Attention Bentley Boys and Girls, one of the most thrilling and iconic cars from Bentley’s history, Sir Tim Birkin’s 1929 supercharged 4.5-litre “Blower,” is to be reborn in a new series of 12 matching cars. Each is individually handcrafted by a specialist team from Mulliner Coach works. Together, the new cars will form the world’s first pre-war race car continuation …