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Kiwi Classic Car Collection, including the Queen’s Rolls Royce, up for Auction

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When a rare and exclusive classic car is found residing in New Zealand, there is always a great deal of hubbub surrounding the occasion, but when 20 exotic and exclusive classic cars owned by one Kiwi family, including once used by Her Majesty the Queen, goes under the hammer, everyone in the classic car scene gets pretty excited. Such is …

Maser of Arabia: One off Maserati found in Saudi Desert

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What does one usually find in the desert? Sand for one thing, heat, dust and maybe the odd oasis if you are lucky. Now, imagine you are sauntering through the Saudi desert, you notice a car, and you when you get close, you see a Trident badge which can only mean one thing. Providing it’s not a mirage, you have …

Alvis to make Continuation Series to honour their 100th Birthday

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There is something really cool about an Alvis. The iconic British brand, which was resurrected in 2017 after lying dormant for 50 years, will start building a range of Continuation Series cars of six different models and two chassis configurations. The news comes in the wake of many British brands such as Jaguar and Aston Martin, are working to recreate …

Genesis of Porsche Up For Auction

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What many describe as the very first Porsche, is coming up for auction at RM Sotheby’s big annual sale at Monterey in August. Called the Type 64, it bridged the gap between Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s Volkswagen, and the iconic Porsche 356. To understand the significance of the Type 64, we have to go back to 1939. Dr Porsche, and his …

Italian Job Lamborghini Miura Certified

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The Lamborghini Miura which made us all drool in the opening scene of “The Italian Job” is one of the most iconic cars in movie history. Now, fiifty years on from the release of the film, Lamborghini Polo Storico has certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586, as the original car used in the 1969 movie. The orange Miura P400 with …

A Grand Day Out: La Grande Auto Show 2019

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 Akaroa, the Kiwi version of the French Riviera, played host on Sunday March 31st to some of the most desirable exotic and classic cars in Canterbury for the annual La Grande Auto Show. Held on the greens of Akaroa’s Recreation Grounds, thousands of petrolheads turned up to get up close and personal from a wide variety of over 160 handpicked …

Bentley Celebrates 100 Years in Style

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In case you didn’t know, Bentley is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. A century filled with so much rich history since Walter Owen Bentley, or W.O as he was called, set up shop in 1919. A significant part of that story were the epic wins at Le Mans in the twenties and thirties. The drivers who drove them, known …

The not-so Fast and Furious: Motoring’s First Speeding Fine

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Just think, the billions of dollars lead foot motorists have had to pay in speeding fines over the years since the inception of the motor car, all can be traced back to an 1896 Daimler Benz Motor Carriage, the first car in history to be issued with a speeding ticket. Yes, we have all seen in the news about the …

Rare Alfa Giulietta SZ Freed from Basement Prison

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As far as classic car bar finds go, there seems to new one almost every week. However, the discovery of this really rare 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato in Italy, is unlike the rest. For this Alfa, one of 271 ever built, was found not in a barn, but in a basement! According to an Alfa Romeo Giulia and …

Collectible Classics headed for Paris Auction

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When the words ‘classic car’ and ‘auction’ are mentioned in the same sentence, naturally this is enough to get plenty a keen petrolhead salivating with excitement. However, mention that the auction will be taking place in Paris, then you know the cars on offer are some of the most desirable ever built, are expected to fetch good money! The Paris …