Southwood Car Company News

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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

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Government vehicle licensing changes

Monday 16th December 2013

December 16th marked two changes the government has made to our vehicle licensing regulations - You do not need to provide proof of insurance when licensing your car and you will n...Read more

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It's the end of an era George

Thursday 5th December 2013

George Osborne called time on tax discs today in his autumn statement . After nearly 100 years of displaying the discs on our widescreen he is abolishing them. He is not getting...Read more

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Ultra rare Alfa on the market

Wednesday 4th December 2013

It is possibly one of the most attractive and certainly one of the rarest Alfa Romeos. This beautiful car is Tipo 33 Stradale and car producer from Italy only built 18 for road use...Read more

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Racing C - Type sells at Bonhams

Monday 2nd December 2013

The racing C -Type of Jimmy and subsequently Sir Jackie Stewart sold at Bonhams Bond Street auction yesterday, 1st December. It was predicted to exceed £2m but it raced past tha...Read more

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You know we love Alfa Romeos but this is a bit special......

Monday 2nd December 2013

This 1961 SZ Giulietta Berlinetta sold at Bonhams' Bond Street sale for £270,300 including premium, but it really was very special. Alfa Romeo's successful Giulietta range de...Read more

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Ringo's Facel Vega falls a little short at Bonhams

Monday 2nd December 2013

We previously reported that Ringo Star's 1964 Facel Vega II COUPÉ was thought to exceed £350,000 at Bonhams, Bond Street sale, it did sell, but only achieved £337,500 in...Read more

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Sir Jackie and brother Jimmy's cars go under the hammer

Thursday 28th November 2013

Jimmy and Jackie Stewart are Scotland's most famous racing drivers and two cars previously raced by them are to be auctioned next month and the rumor is they could well achieve Â...Read more

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Appreciating Aston

Tuesday 26th November 2013

In 1966 Chris Stewart was a racing driver and he purchased an Aston Martin DBR1/2 at a cost of £1,500 and he was lucky enough to travel with it and race it in America, Australia...Read more

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Disgruntled Lawyer sues Bristol Motor Company

Friday 22nd November 2013

Bristol Cars the long established an quintessential car maker is looking at a bill of up to £300,000 as it has lost a High Court battle over a classic 1954 vehicle bought by a m...Read more