Historics at Ascot – classic car auction preview – 18th April 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y3Mx5Pwet8 A walk around video of the cars for sale this weekend. Tomorrow is Historic's first sale of the year at Ascot Racecourse. Initially planned for today, the auction has been moved to make way for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. As always, there are plenty of interesting cars on offer, and even a couple …

Silverstone Auctions – classic car auction preview – March 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95G5AmAWMks You can watch the walk around video for this auction above. This post contains my picks from the second day of March 2021's Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Sale, which comprises of competition cars, classic cars and modern classic cars too. As with the auctions from both Silverstone Auctions and CCA over the last couple …

Silverstone Auctions – classic car auction preview – March 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95G5AmAWMks A walk around video of the combined Silverstone Auctions and CCA sales, held over three days. This post includes the lots from day one of the Silverstone Auction’s weekend sale (and day two of the three day sale when combined with the CCA auctions from yesterday). This includes a mixture of competition cars, classic …

Classic Car Auctions – The Warwickshire Collection pt. 3 – March 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95G5AmAWMks Although I wanted to have a look at all of the cars at the conjoined CCA/Silverstone Auctions sales, the Warwickshire Collection pt. 3 contained most of the cars that I really wanted to see. This is the largest selection of Jaguar XJ/Daimler Sovereigns that I can remember seeing. All of the cars that have …

Classic Car Auctions – auction preview – March 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95G5AmAWMks A walk around video of the auction preview, also featuring the Warwickshire Collection Pt 3, and the Silverstone Auction Sales. My first pick from today's CCA auction is this rather lovely Series 1 Daimler Sovereign. Guided at £8,000 - £10,000 this 4.2 litre car looks to represent good value for money, even if you …

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 …