Southwood Car Company News

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Another rare Ferrari at auction

Friday 22nd November 2013

A 1964 Ferrari 250LM is unsurprisingly extremely rare and this one was auctioned at Sotheby's in Manhattan yesterday and busted the pre sale estimate by selling for $14.3m with 34...Read more

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Cassic Car Show is here

Friday 15th November 2013

It is the 30th Classic Motor Show, and classic car lovers from the UK and all over the world will be flocking to the Birmingham NEC for Britain’s biggest indoor motoring eve...Read more

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What would you invest in?

Sunday 10th November 2013

Government bonds are being sold off by rich UK investors who are switching to Classic Cars, art, property and shares, it has been reported in financial web pages. Lloyds Private...Read more

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A strange place to keep your veteran car?

Monday 4th November 2013

If you had a 1911 Vulcan Motor Car, where would you keep it? Well, one owner of such a rare vehicle placed his in his front hall in 1985 and there it stood for 28 years. Such wa...Read more

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Bergerac's Triumph comes up for sale.

Wednesday 30th October 2013

The legendary Bergerac Triumph Roadster could soon be yours ...... The 1949 car that starred in the long-running BBC TV series is to be sold by Bonhams at its Harrogate sale on...Read more

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40th E Type makes £86,200 at Coys

Monday 28th October 2013

The 40th right-hand drive E Type fixed head from the Browns Lane factory detailed in our previous news article, reached £77,000 auction (£86,200 with premium) at Ascot on Sat...Read more

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1961 EType No. 40 up for sale

Friday 25th October 2013

A royal-blue 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 (Chassis No. 40) was abandoned in a barn in 1974 where it stayed until it was discovered by the Coys Auction house in France last month....Read more

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Goodwood 2014 dates announced

Saturday 19th October 2013

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, incorporating the Moving Motor Show, dates have now been anounced for 2014 as the June 26th to the 29th, pending subject to FIA sanction of the 2014...Read more

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Elon Musk revealed as 007's Lotus Sub's new owner

Thursday 17th October 2013

Technology Billionaire Elon Musk is the new owner of the famous 007 James Bond Lotus Esprit submarine car. Having purchased it as a telephone bidder from RM Actions in London last...Read more

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Ringo Starr's Facel Vega up for sale

Friday 4th October 2013

A Facel Vega formerly possessed by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is expected to reach approximately £350,000 when it is offered for auction in December. The Facel II was offere...Read more

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The worlds most expensive Car

Thursday 3rd October 2013

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is reported to have been sold for $52 million, making it the world's most expensive car. A classic Ferrari 250 GTO is reported to have been sold for $52 m...Read more

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007's Lotus falls short of estimate at RM Auctions

Tuesday 10th September 2013

Despite being sold for over half-million pounds, 007's non road-worthy Lotus Esprit failed to reach the guide price expected by RM Auctions of between £650,000 and £950,000 y...Read more

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Queens Daimler sold - One careful owner!

Sunday 1st September 2013

The Queen's Daimler limousine was sold yesterday by auction house Historics in Surrey for £45,000. Auctioneer Fabian Hine said: "The new owner lives in Truro in Cornwall, so the...Read more

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'Birkin' Bentley Blower export stopped by Culture Minister

Friday 9th August 2013

Ed Vaizey has put in place a temporary order to stop the export from the UK of Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's Bentley Blower until 31st October 2013 and will possibly extend the ban furt...Read more

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Fangio's Mercedes W196 sells for £17.5m

Saturday 13th July 2013

A rare racing car driven by Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio has sold for £17.5m in what is believed to be a record for a car sold at auction. The Mercedes-Benz W196, in whi...Read more