CCA/ Classic Car Auctions – December 2020 preview

It is time for the last few auctions of the year, and it seems that every auction house has decided that 12th December is the ideal time to hold their auctions, with Historics, CCA and Mathewsons all vying for the same customers on the same day (and with Bonhams MPH held just the day before). …

Bonhams MPH at Bicester Heritage – classic car auction preview – December 2020

It is time for the last few auctions of the year, and it seems that every auction house has decided that 12th December is the ideal time to hold their auctions, with Historics, CCA and Mathewsons all vying for the same customers on the same day (and with Bonhams MPH held just the day before). …

Historics at Ascot – classic car auction preview – December 2020

It is time for the last few auctions of the year, and it seems that every auction house has decided that 12th December is the ideal time to hold their auctions, with Historics, CCA and Mathewsons all vying for the same customers on the same day (and with Bonhams MPH held just the day before). …

1,000 miles in a Maserati Quattroporte V….How expensive can it really be?

I've recently sold my Quattroporte after it failed to replace my XJS as a daily, and in the few months that I owned it I only covered just over 1,000 miles in it. I'd really hoped that Maserati ownership would miraculously be problem free and reasonably on the wallet, although in this case I can't …

921 days later…..the XJR-S 6.0 is in primer.

No less than 921 days after delivering the Jaguar XJR-S 6.0 to the paint shop, it has finally been primered. My patience, at times, has been tested with the inefficiency, but considering it is a small business and a reasonable rate I've tried not to complain too much. The bodywork to correct rust to the …

Anglia Car Auctions – classic car auction preview – November 2020

Since I tweet about most of the auctions I attend, I thought maybe it would be a good idea for me to post a few of the cars I found interesting ahead of the auction itself. I went and viewed the auction at King's Lynn earlier this week, just before lockdown. Given that they'd crammed …

12 months, 12,152 miles, who says an XJS is unreliable?

Friday was the day that I took J258 for its MOT re-test, after it failed the day before for a minor handbrake imbalance and a loose seat belt anchor, which had been loosened slightly to make it easier to adjust the handbrake, somewhat ironically. Anyone who has used or worked on an XJS hand brake …