Southwood Car Company News

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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