Achieving Perfection

1978 MINI 1275GT WOOD & PICKETT 'MARGRAVE'__ This well known and magazine featured Mini was supplied new in March 1978 by HR Owen of London to an international lawyer who bought the car as a present for his son after graduating from Cambridge University. The Wood & Pickett conversion came to a not inconsiderable 12,600 and featured the 'Pram-Back' conversion, full leather interior, Margrave dashboard, Wilton carpets, electric windows and a sunroof. Fully restored by Wood & Pickett in...

Additional Inventory Partial Listing

1939 Bendey 4' , MR Series Overdrive Van den Has Drophead (convertible). Disassembled Interrupted restoration. Available as Is or completed to suit 1951 saver Wraith Park Ward Style 522 Convertible- The only one bulk Shell Grey over Tudor Grey, Red hides. Left drive, power top windows. Interesting and complete pedigree. 1954 Nash Heaky LeMars Coupe (Flnbitarina design). Anthracite. Red hides. Very nke restoration 1959 Silver Cloud I H. _Muttner Style 7410 ABoy bodied DHC Cashmere Beige, Cream...

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Another Year Over

That went quickly But it's been a good year for classics, with new shows, strong sales and a number of significant restorations. All the signs are that 2011 will continue in the same vein, despite a slight slowdown in classic car sales during autumn this year. Anyway, we've marked the year-end with a few of our highlights, from highly important to utterly trivial, on pages 12 and 13. For Octane, the year has certainly ended on a high, with our celebration of the...

Ary 2011 Oj

Although hardly box-office smashes, Le Mans and Grand Prix presided over a glut of motor racing movies in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Some were better than others Big-budget Japanese offering Safari 5flflflwas the highest-grossing movie in its 1969 home market - but wasn't released in Europe until a heavily edited version appeared in 1972. Its plot failed to impress- 'After the commercial failure of Le Mans, the vogue for racing films ended and the genre of the road movie emerged'...

CanAm produced the most powerful race car an amateur could buy It was so in 1970 and still is

Eight trumpets top the 8.7-litre, 8A0bhp, 7501b ft Chevy V8 Ian Jones makes sure it doesn 't blow itself into oblivion. ENGINE 8712cc V8. OMV. aluminium block and heads. Lucas Kinsler mechanical fuel injection. Built by RM Motorsports, Wixom, Detroit POWER 860bhp rn 6700rpm TORQUE 7521b ft 5300tpm TRANSMISSION Five-speed manual, rear-wheel drive STEERING Rack and pinion SUSPENSION Front double wishbones, coil-over damper units, anti-roll bar. Rear upper and lower links, radius rods, coil over...

Cars For Sale

An extremely rare and very special competition machine thai features twin plug head and Ray Spence frame. Eligable for the most exciting events. Harris Magnum 2. Honda CR750. Dunstall Suzuki. Brough Superior SSI00. Zenith V Twin. Yamaha TD1C. Moto-Manin. Velocettc KTT. Rickman Kawasaki We now build bespoke motorcycles to order. Tel 01451 810 070 M 07514 017 681 www.iconicmotorcycles.com

Competition Cars For Sale

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Decembers Uk Sales

Bonhams sold several cars for the right numbers on its first visit to Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands. A 1955 300SL Gullwing labovel in near-perfect order, having covered only 5000 miles since restoration, was given pride of place in the atrium of M-B's high-tech new British HQ and was appropriately the high sale, fetching 441,500 including premium. A 1913 Rolls-Royce 40 50hp Silver Ghost with imposing limousine coachwork by Barker brought the right money at 419,500, as did the 1964 Maserati...

Engine

DOHC per bank, four Weber 42DCNF carburettors (approxl TRANSMISSION Five-speed manual, front-wheel drive STEERING Rack and pinion, fully powered SUSPENSION Hydropneumatic, front wishbones, rear trailing arms BRAKES Vented discs front, solid discs rear WEIGHT 1450kg (approxl PERFORMANCE Top speed 150mph. 0-60mph 7.8sec (est) these photographs. Ingegnere Alfieri land others did about 12,000km with the car, using it not only as a test bed but also for his personal commute home,' says...

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Visit our website Tel 01425 273682 Mobile 07007 288288 1957BentteyS1 Continental Mulliner Fast back Regal Red metallic with magnolia leather. Very good original condition. Fully serviced. MoT and taxed. Ready to enjoy. C175,000 .441011421 842870 UK RHD car. Older restoration. Fitted BN2 four-speed gearbox. Fitted wire wheels and overdrive 35,000. Call +44 (011723 361227 +44 1017831830270 ar see www.murrayscatt-nelson.com for details T . UK RHD car. Fitted triple...

February 2011

EXCITING NEW developments in historic racing for 2011 have stirred up a hornets' nest. There is nothing controversial, however, about Motor Racing Legends' launch of a new series, backed by JD Classics, for actual former touring cars of the 1977 to 1985 era. The timing seems to be perfect. Potential competitors have been fired with enthusiasm, such is the nostalgia for those Alfas, BMWs, Fords, Jaguars and others that raced about 30 years ago. They have gathered dust for too long and anyone who...

Hs1xk120c7m9s

A last road prepared car with many Guy Broad upgrades and in supertt al around condition. Neil and Guy wish to thank all our customers for their support in 2010 and wish them a free revving 2011 Consistently buying and selling specialist Porsche At Paul Stephens we are proud of our reputation for sourcing the finest examples and making them available to our customers. We also restore and enhance Porsche to specification, applying our same exacting standards. Porsche 91 IE 2.4 Coupe 1972, Silver...

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There is 110 reason for anyone to go over 18mph. Being a speed demon proves nothing ' It says that in the manual for the 1907 White steam car. You sit maybe six feet off the ground in the White, with no windshield. So 40mph seems fast enough. You get a real sensation of speed and the steam engine has so much torque. Now let's go to the ultimate in slow vehicles that scare you silly. I have a machine that is the most extreme example of frightening low speed. It is a 1906 Advance steam tractor....

Isbn 978 09566770 0

ON 21 DECEMBER 2009, when Britain was hit by the kind of heavy snow it hadn't seen in decades, most of the electric trains in Kent stopped running. One train that had no trouble with the snow that day was the Cathedrals Express, hauled by a steam locomotive designed in the 1940s - but built in the earlyyears of the 21st century. Tornado is an exact replica of the 49 A1 Pacifics built by the old LNER shortly before nationalisation in 1948. All were scrapped in the 1960s, so a group of...

Isbn 978 1 84425 552

WE PREVIEWED some of the images from this book in issue 90 but they were just a tiny sample of the hundreds that Paul Parker has collated here mostly in black-and-white but including some superb colour too. Generally, pictures are used at half-page size or larger, so you can drink in the period detail - we loved the 1959 shot, left, of a Cooper T49 at Goodwood, with handlebar-moustachioed Ken Stratton doing his best Terry-Thomas impression, and an ex-WD gun tractor behind the picket fence....

Lamborghini Wycombe Service

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Carlsson's Team Saab scores class win on RAC Rally This County Durham river crossing, an important feature of Le Jog and other rallies, is threatened with permanent year-round closure lit's already closed from October to March , A Facebook group has been started to publicise its possible loss, attracting more than 1000 supporters, and a petition can be found here www.gopetition.com petitionM0467.html. Entries for the 2011 Tour Britannia. 17-19 June, have already opened, with 100 reduction on...

Octane

SITUATED 50 MILES from Cape Town centre. Franschhoek - which literally means French corner' - is the food and wine capital of South Africa. Settled by the French Huguenots in 1688, Franschhoek has numerous established vineyards plus quaint shops and restaurants, serving delicious new-world French food, and the valley is dotted with boutique hotels and private estates. It is located in the Drakenstein Mountains and is accessed via the dramatic Helshoogte -literally Hell's Heights - Pass. So when...

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Conditions Swere tough and there were spectacular accidents' Fiesta-time in Zacatecas as the finishers make their way through the streets after 1920 gruelling miles. Event casualties were high. The first day alone claimed 27 cars Hubertus von Wangenheim's Opel Diplomat was done to a crisp. Fiesta-time in Zacatecas as the finishers make their way through the streets after 1920 gruelling miles. THIS YEAR SAW the 23rd running of the fast and dangerous ten-stage, 1920-mile road race across Mexico....

Restorations

Brooklands, Spanby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 OBB, United Kingdom Email jeremypadgett btconnect.com Tel 01529 240 400 Fax 01529 241041 Web A privateer entry in the 1926 Le Mans 24 Hours is only one aspect of this Bentley's extraordinary history Words Clare Hay Photography Tim Scott Arthur Donald Claude Thomas Thistlethwayte. That's quite a clutch of names, but he became better known as Scrap' and, in 1924 when he was 21, Scrap Thistlethwayte came into a fantastic inheritance. It consisted of...

Rollsroyce Silver Ghost Landaulette

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Sherwood Restorations

Established as one of the leaders in the Held ol vintage and classic car sales and restoration, with over 200 years of combined experience, winners at many major Concnors d'Elegance Awards 1958 JAGUAR XK 150 S' X4 OTS Black with Red Hide & Black Weather Equipment. '580' Miles only, from new, wrth documented provenance Totally matching numbers. Just as it would have been, -if that were possible- on leaving Browns Lane Painted Wire Wheels. Dunlop Road Speed Tyres. Twin Lucas Spot Lamps, Tools....

The Best Experience

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this stunning example of the Porsche 911 Turbo LE, the last of fifty examples produced to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 911 and appropriately finished in Jubilee Silver. We have known this 911 for most of its life, it now having covered 8,050 Miles. Please call for further details and pricing. Surrey Showroom 0843 357 2876 Out of Hours 07919 578278 Open 7 days Modena Group Racing offer a range of services for owners of contemporary Ferrari...

The Concept Reconceived

If Chris HrabaLek had gained no other notoriety in this life, he could still claim credit for possibly the most impressive final degree project in the history of higher education. His full-sized Fenomenon Stratos mock-up (left), the culmination of his studies at the Royal College of Art, was an effort worthy of professionals far beyond his experience very obviously inspired by the Lancia pocket-supercar, while copying nothing outright. Like the Bertone Zero and every other exercise in pure...

The Footman James Classic Motor Show

Words Keith Adams Photography Gerard Hughes THE UK'S LARGEST indoor classic motor show once again attracted a huge audience. Proof, if any were needed, that the level of interest in the classic car scene in the UK and Europe is as healthy as ever. Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre devotes five halls to the show - and during the three-day extravaganza, attendance was estimated at 46,000. Shows like this aren't just about numbers the cars and the personalities are what count. And with more...

Tuner Btyle

24.99. +44 (0)1572 822662 www.gearboxgifts.com From 59. +44 (0)1296 338504 www.studio88.co.uk 1650 for Octane readers, incl shipping. RRP 1995 +44 (0)7985 448055, www.motorsportmodel.com YES, ANOTHER brand extension' from Ferrari, but when it's in the form of a high-spec mountain bike it's hard to moan. It's based around an aluminium frame, with full suspension - Suntour forks and multilmk rear - plus 27-spced Shimano gears and hydraulic disc brakes. It weighs in at 13.8kg, which isn't bad in...

Usa

YEAR'S END IS THE normal time to talk of the milestones and accomplishments of the past 365 days, to mark the highs and lows, and to finish with at least a nod to the immediate future. I won't be doing that this time. Instead, it's time to review three things that did not happen. First off, the impending doom in the market for collector vehicles - the scenario in which everything not deemed useful' to the everyday budget would be jettisoned - did not materialise. And happily, no signs currently...

Wins A Ferrari 250gto Keyfob From Tmb Art Metal

These unique Ferrari 250GTO keyfobs are made using original leather from Ferrari 25QGTO chassis number 3527GT, the seventh GTO bu It. L rriited la just 150 examples, these very special keyfobs are finished with a miniature 'Essence of Form' GTO sculpture in sterling silver. TMB also makes cufflinks and olher items representing iconic automotive and aeronautic subjects - uniquely, always incorporating metal or other material from the o-'iginal sublet. Th-s means their attractive designs have a...

Duncan Hamilton

Designed by Len Bailey and built by Alan Mann Racing, the striking alloy-bodied, DFV-powered Ford F3Ls are considered by many to be among the most beautiful sports prototype racers ever made. We are privileged to offer this now well sorted example (one of only two in existence), that's eligible for historic events the world over. POA One of only 27 right hand drive 4-cam models made. Finished in red with black trim and fitted with Borrani wheels. Comes complete with excellent lifelong history....

Ac Aceford 26 Ruddspeed Stage 5 Rh Drive

(My 37 Ace-Ford 2.6 Roadsters were built by AC Can Lid. from 1961 to 1961 This is effectively No. 38, constructed to tie most exacting standai by wel-respected specialists Bl Monk, Steve McFarlane and Nigel Winchester over 19 years from 1991 to 2010, employmg the Chassis and Registration IDs from a 1951 AC saloon. Al mechanical components are earty 1960's, Irvd. the Stage S Ruddspeed engine with aluminium head i triple Webers giving c. 160 Wip. Moss g box with (VD. Discs and Affin dun brakes....

Selection From Current Stock List

JAGUAR COMPETITION CARS, please call iof current stock of genuine competition cars. SSI00 - Plus call for further details of our current lock of genuine 3.5 Htm and 2.5 litre care. JAGUAR XK 120 ALLOY ROADSTER, LHD - Silver Red hide and carpels, matching numbers Original factory colour specification, total chassis off restoration just completed. One of the best restored cars in existence JAGUAR XK 120 ALLOY COMPETITION ROADSTER, LHO - Cream Red hide and carpets, matching numbers period...

The Enthusiast

A cracked cylinder block put paid to a run in this year's veteran trip down to Brighton, but an alternative was on offer. Tesla arranged for me to drive one of its electric cars in the RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge. If you think electric cars are slow, have a range no further than the end of the road and are driven by vegetarians, you may have to reconsider. There has been serious progress since the Sinclair C5 Imine lurks in the office, so far failing to become the next...

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Uk Auction Highlights

7 NOVEMBER, CHARTERHOUSE, SHEPTON MALLET, SOMERSET If crimplene's your thing, this sale had a great selection of road-wear to complement your 1970s lifestyle, including an 11,000-mile 1974 Ford Escort that made 5750, and a restored 1971 Ford Transit abovel for 600. And when did you last see a 1973 Viva HC 1300 This time-warp 25,000-miler could have been yours for 2070, a possible record. 7 NOVEMBER, CHARTERHOUSE, SHEPTON MALLET, SOMERSET If crimplene's your thing, this sale had a great...

The Peter Sellers Mini

Peter Sellers Mini

It is generally acknowledged that the trend for luxuriously specified Minis was started by comic legend Peter Sellers, when he asked dealership HR Owen to convert his new Mini-Cooper into something more exclusive. HR Owen commissioned Hooper Motor Servicesl Ltd -the spares and servicing arm of the former coachbuitding firm - to undertake the work. The bill for the resulting car, completed early in 1963, came to C2600 as against 679 for a standard Cooper at the timel, and was accounted for by...

Eclectic Expands

New hands on deck ECLECTIC CARS has expanded, with new staff and a photo studio plus workshops at Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire. Sid Smith joins, and Richard Percival shares buying with Stuart Kilvington, while the fully commissioned studio keeps up its reputation for clear photography it's for hire too . Oh, and they still sell cars. Visit www.eclecticcars. co.uk for more information. Top money asked for Dino ANTHONY P0SNER is rightly proud of the latest offering at his north London...

Hero Le Jog 2010

Land's End, Cornwall, to John o'Groats, Scotland HEAVY SNOW FALL, strong winds, dense fog and rain showers.' That was the weather forecast for early December, and they weren't kidding. Once the teams left Newcastle and ventured into Scotland, they were presented with the most challenging weather possible - and at times it looked like some of the entrants weren't going to make it at all. It was definitely a question of survival,' as Robert McLean, winner of the HERO Cup, summed up....

The George Harrison Mini

In 1966, Beatles manager Brian Epstein gave each of the band members a Mini-Cooper S as a gift -the group was at the top of the charts, and the Mini was the ultimate car to own at the time. George Harrison's Cooper attracted the most attention over the years having started life as a black Cooper S, in 1967 it was painted with psychedelic images such as yantras and Sanskrit mantras, reflecting Harrison's Eastern influences. The car then had a starring role in The Beatles' film Magical Mystery...

Alberton South Africa

CAR ADDICTS always dreamt of owning the coolest car in the world when we were aged ten. For me that was always the Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer. Even the name sounded beyond cool. Thirty-two years later, it was time. I went out and bought the best I could find, from Octane advertiser The Hairpin Company. With two owners and 9000 miles from new, it had been In storage for 20 years after being purchased for 350,000 in the mad times of 1989. Following a very big service, the first day's drive was...

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International editor Deputy editor Production editor Assistant editor Art editor Designer Test drivers Special projects Website contributor Publishing assistant David Lillywhite Robert Coucher Mark Dixon Glen Waddington Keith Adams Rob Gould Robert Hefferon Tony Dron, Mark Hales David Barzilay Matthew Hayward Alex Lowit Guy Allen. Giles Chapman. Date Drinnon. Nick Foulkes, Clive Gibbons, Winston Goodfellow, Paul Hardiman, Jeremy Hart, Steve Havelock. Clare Hay, Dave Kinney, Jay Leno, Delwyn...