Southwood Car Company News

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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

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Brighton and Hove Motor Club's petition saves Speed Trial event

Monday 27th January 2014

Following on from our previous news article of we are pleased to say that Brighton and Hove Motor Club's campaign to keep their Speed Trial event running has been a success. On th...Read more

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Jaguar with Profumo history for sale

Saturday 18th January 2014

This car featured in one of the largest political scandals the country had seen in the 1960s and now you could have the opportunity of owning part of the history as it is shortly t...Read more

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Brighton Speed Trial Threat

Tuesday 14th January 2014

Since the first event in 1905 the Brighton speed trials on the seafront have been an entertainment highlight to residents and motorsport fans far and wide. The event which takes p...Read more

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Coutts on classic car investing

Monday 6th January 2014

Research carried out by the Queen's bankers has shown that those who have enough expendable cash to buy classic cars and watches are benefitting from better returns than those inve...Read more

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Brooklands Museum under water

Monday 6th January 2014

Brooklands Museum has been battling the recent severe weather over the Christmas And New Year period. The historic motoring and aviation venue is based in Weybridge which was one o...Read more

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2013, a year of Auction records

Wednesday 1st January 2014

A record year: The 5 most valuable auction cars of 2013 30 December 2013 With the values of blue-chip ultra rare and desirable classic cars heading skyward setting new records...Read more

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Footman James Sold

Wednesday 18th December 2013

The sponsor of last years NEC Classic Car Show - Footman James, has been sold to Towergate, the lagest insurance intermediary who has already got over a million clients. With a na...Read more