A closer look at the Alvis Continuation Series

Alvis is one of the all time great British automotive companies. It is a name that stands for speed, elegance and innovation. When the company ceased car production in 1967 after its acquisition by Rover, the automotive industry as a whole lost not just a a great innovator, but also the manufacturer of distinctive and bespoke luxury touring cars. So when the reformed Alvis Car Company announced in 2015 that…

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Rare Toyota Crown reunited with original owner to mark 45th anniversary

Toyota has celebrated the 45th anniversary of the registration of a rare UK surviving Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe, by reuniting it with the family of the original owner. It is not often that such a rare car emerges from 25 years of hibernation, to be found in excellent condition and to have such an interesting story. In 1972 the Crown De Luxe saloon was the most luxurious Toyota British…

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Historic works Hillman Imp expected to fetch thousands at Wiltshire auction

One of the most famous Hillman Imp cars ever to race, which took part in the Monte Carlo Rally 50 years ago this year, is to be sold at Richard Edmonds Auctions next month. Built in 1966 by the Rootes Group,  JDU46E has an impressive racing pedigree. It competed in the 3,400-mile 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, coming second in its class and 46th overall. Later in 1967, it competed in…

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Rare classics excel at RM Sotheby’s Paris Rétromobile sale

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed a spectacular result last Thursday night at Rétromobile in Paris (9th February 2017), grossing an impressive sale total of €27,576,400 ($29,451,595 USD) – the best ever result for the automotive auction house at the Rétromobile week sale. The star lot of the night was the beautiful 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, one of the most important and coveted of all pre-war Grand Prix cars. Campaigned by Scuderia…

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Sixty-Six Game Changing Classics to Parade at the London Classic Car Show

Sixty-six of the world’s most intriguing, unusual, exotic and genre defining cars will come under the spotlight at the London Classic Car Show this February. Ranging from a 1904 British-built 9.6-litre Maudsley – the supercar of its day –  to a Ferrari Enzo built almost 100 years later, they will form one of the show’s central features, The Grand Avenue. Sixty of the cars have been split into 10 different…

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100 car clubs confirmed for 2017 Silverstone Classic

There may be six months remaining on the countdown to this summer’s eagerly-anticipated Silverstone Classic (29-31 July), but already more than 100 car clubs have registered to be part of the spectacular infield displays – one of the major attractions at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. What’s more, underlining the massive three-day event’s ever-increasing popularity, this year’s century has been topped in record time – three weeks earlier…

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Legendary Alvis is back and set to star at the 2017 London Classic Car Show

Fifty years after Alvis stopped making cars, the company is back and its order book is open. And the company will have a significant presence at the London Classic Car Show (23-26 February, London ExCeL) to mark the occasion. Unlike some marque revivals, The Alvis Car Company isn’t simply attaching the famous ‘Red Triangle’ badge to the front of a modern supercar but instead is recreating genuine supercars from an…

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Take to the Road Video Feature: Dedicated to Classics

Saying that someone is dedicated to classics is a phrase that could be applied to most classic car fans. Not everyone shares the same level of passion or interest however, as for some its more about the style and the look than about saving and restoring a piece of automotive history. But one thing is certain. We are all united by our passion for classic cars. I first met Darren…

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Take to the Road Review: 1975 BMW 2002tii

The BMW 2002tii and the 02 Series is often credited with laying the foundations for the revival of the Bavarian automotive manufacturers fortunes. Looking back over the companies history, expensive models such as the BMW 502 and the stunning 507 V8 roadster, almost bankrupted the German firm at end of 1959. Other factors such as the Cold War contributed to BMW’s increasing precarious position and this lead the firm to…

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