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Lelt column represents baseline of 100 sei at 31 December 2008 HAGI F charts Ferrari classic prtces THE HAGI F. monitoring the performance of rare collectable Ferraris, advanced 7.75 for November, to stand at a new high of 118.69. Considering the 4.47 loss forthe previous month, growth for the year 2010 to date of 12.11 is impressive, particularly in the light of a double-digit decline in 2009 when stockmarket recovery coincided with speculative selling. Throughout 2010, the upward trend has...

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THE PREMISE of these Iconografix softbacks is simple lots of pictures - in this case, one per page - with short captions. Karl Ludvigsen has trawled his personal archive to provide over 120 photos, mostly B& W but some in colour, of the Group C and IMSA Porsches, beginning with design models and cars in-build, moving through the 956's debut at Silverstone in 1982, and ending with Porsche's 1994 version of Jochen Dauer's962LM road car. Picture reproduction is good.

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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....

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GET PAST the uninspiring cover and you'll find a remarkably varied history by MG marque expert Knowles, with fascinating pictures of the concepts and test mules that resulted in the MGF, and, at the other end of the time frame, the future projects that never saw the light of day. due to the collapse of MG Rover. The story of the production cars is fully detailed, of course, and brought right up to date with the latest Chinese-built models, but it's all the might have beens' that really grab...

Jaguar Etype Si

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA ONCE AGAIN, it's down to BarrettJackson to organise an off-the-scale huge classic car auction for the popular Scottsdale week. Choosing a star car from a lot list that spreads into the hundreds is always going to be difficult -especially given the sheer number of high-quality Corvettes. But we couldn't allow the passing of a 1965 Amphicar without a word or two. The car on offer is freshly restored to what Barrett-Jackson describes as...

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January to kick-off a year of exhibitions marking the company's progress since the Benz Motorwagen was patented in 1886 MERCEDES-BENZ is celebrating 125 years since the invention of the car the Benz Motorwagen. Although there are several theories on what constitutes the first motor car, the German company is marking 29 January because it was on this date in 1886 that Carl Benz received the world's first patent for a car - which became the starting point of today's company. The celebrations...

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Morris Mini 95 Pickup

Having recently undergone a restoration in its original colour scheme of white bodywork with contrasting black vinyl interior, this is a most charming example of the ever popular Mini pickup. A well known car to ourselves that will undergo a full road test and service prior to sale and comes complete with new chrome work including bumpers and mirrors. A new black mohair tonneau cover was also fitted during the restoration and the car still sits on its original steel wheels. 2 Lower Street,...

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Not today, but it did and it's sort of a military theme. If you asked a NASA scientist in the 1960s to get a rocket to the moon, he wouldn't ask if there were any restrictions on size or fuel consumption. Or budget for that matter. All that mattered would be getting there. CanAm was a bit like that, the race series created in the mid-1960s to embrace the American dream that anything was possible and, preferably, the bigger the better. The only stipulation was that the car had to have two seats...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Specialist Services

1973 Porsche 911 E 2.4 -RHD, factory sunroof, books Excellent options 8 pack. Limited slip differential, sports suspension, wider rear track, leather seats, Porsche Blaupunkt eight-speaker system, 4.7-litre V8. 310bhp, 0-60mph 6sec. 159mph. Porsche Club member owned and very well maintained Service history, big file of history manuals. MoTs etc. Interesting history, the first owner was a Persian Prince from the Shah of Iran's royal family 106,000 miles, excellent condition car and mechanically...

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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....

Not The Only Sm Hot

Citro ns have been enormously advanced cars let down by distinctly pedestrian engines. And as Citroen destroyed its only SM V8. you'd either have had to build your own - or visit Georges Regembeau Regembeau. bom in 1920, first got into engineering at the age of 14, when he built a tractor. At 17 his innovative repair of a road-tarring machine which had broken down outside his home earned a handsome sum from a Mannheim company, which patented his modification. So he bought himself a...

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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