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James Hull's major car collection sells to Jaguar Land Rover

Tuesday 29th July 2014

In May of this year we reported on the proposed sale of huge car collection belonging to James Hull. Multi-millionaire Dr Hull made his fortune as an innovator in cosmetic dentist...Read more

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Alfa Romeos sell well at Silverstone Auctions sale

Sunday 27th July 2014

During a glorious weekend at the Silverstone Classic this weekend Silverstone Auctions sale demonstrated the continuing strong demand for quality classic cars. Our interest obvious...Read more

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AROC - 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Friday 18th July 2014

As a part of the Alfa Romeos Owners Club's 50th anniversary celebrations, they are arranging a gala dinner on Saturday 18th October at the Holiday Inn Coventry. - To download...Read more

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sells at Bonhams for £203,100

Monday 30th June 2014

After our news article of Thursday 26th June we can confirm that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint we informed you of sold at Bonham's Festival of Speed auction for a healthy £203,10...Read more

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA offered for sale by Bonhams

Thursday 26th June 2014

Being offered at Bonham's Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on 27th June 2014 is the Scuderia del Portello Alfa Romeo. A 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Competition Saloon. I...Read more

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Coys sell Alfa Romeo Montreal at Athens auction

Monday 16th June 2014

The Astir Palace Resort in Athens, Greece was the venue for Coys most recent auction on Saturday 14th June. In a busy sale room Lot 221, an Alfa Romeo Montreal, was offered to an i...Read more

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£100m UK Car Collection For Sale

Monday 19th May 2014

With an anticipated value of £100 million and what is thought to be the UK's largest car collection, is being put up for sale by it's owner. For 35 years James Hull has travell...Read more

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Auto Italia 2014 at Brooklands

Monday 5th May 2014

Yesterday, Sunday May 4th saw one of the biggest events of the year at Brooklands Motor Museum – Auto Italia 2014. The 29th spring gathering took place on the brilliantly su...Read more

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Classic Cars, a wise investment?

Thursday 1st May 2014

Over the last 30 years or so the value of classic cars has risen inexorably. A number of the cars go for eye-watering prices at the auction. Until recently the market was driven by...Read more

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National Classic Car Day

Tuesday 8th April 2014

An idea Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, self confessed classic car nut, had came to fruition on Friday, April 4th – “National Classic Car Day” was born with the aim to r...Read more

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Legendary Bertone design house to close

Friday 4th April 2014

Bertone, the legendary Italian automotive design house has formally filed for bankruptcy as confirmed by the companies lawyers Founded in Turin in 1912 by Giovanni, Giuseppe, Loui...Read more

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Rolling tax exemption for Classic Cars

Friday 21st March 2014

George Osborne’s April budget has rightfully reinstated a 40-year rolling tax exemption for vehicle excise duty for classic cars. In 2013 it was declared that all cars manu...Read more

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Alfa Romeo 4c is the FIA WTCC safety car for 2014

Friday 14th March 2014

The decision is a result of the Alfa Romeo 4C being named “Most Beautiful Car of 2013” at the 29th International Automobile Festival of Paris. The compact supercar was...Read more

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Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1600

Thursday 6th March 2014

We thought this GT Junior was special when we brought it into stock and Classic and Sports Car magazine thought so too "This must be one of the nicest GT/GTVs on the market" they s...Read more

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Profumo Jaguar doubles sale estimate

Monday 24th February 2014

We previously reported back in January that a Jaguar XK150 owned by Dr Stephen Ward (pictured above) who was caught up in the ‘Profumo” affair was coming up for sale at...Read more

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Alfa Disco Volante, we think it's rather special

Friday 21st February 2014

In a world full of mass production, where everything 'conforms' to how manufactures think we want it - Alfa Romeo's Disco Volante cuts through it all and boldly shows how to be ind...Read more