Southwood Car Company News

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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

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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