Classic Cars


Great expectations: Assessing the true value of younger classic cars

Great expectations: Assessing the true value of younger classic cars

There are enthusiasts who invest in relatively ‘young’ sports cars. The expectation is that of a more affordable purchase than buying a factory-new model, with an increase in value in the coming years. But what is the basis of this expectation that the cars will rise in value?

Comparing the classic car and art markets, part two

Comparing the classic car and art markets, part two

In part two of this in-depth article by Dr Vincent van der Vinne we look more closely at the connection between the classic car and art investment market, and how it correlates to today’s economy.

VIDEO: Classic Drives – Aston Martin DB6

VIDEO: Classic Drives – Aston Martin DB6

In the first of our new series of ‘Classic Drives,’ we take a closer look at a beautifully-restored Aston Martin DB6 and see why it may trump the DB5 as a grand tourer.

THE 75 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS SOLD AT AUCTION

THE 75 MOST EXPENSIVE CARS SOLD AT AUCTION

Cars have always been an important part of our lives. However, for some, they are a social symbol where no expense is spared. The figures paid for the following majestic vehicles are almost unbelievable. See the list of the 75 most expensive cars sold at auction.

RACING PROVENANCE, ORIGINALITY AND VALUE

RACING PROVENANCE, ORIGINALITY AND VALUE

No hard and fast rules govern these topics, but excellent racing provenance, originality and number of private owners are the key golden guidelines to drive the price of your rare beast through the roof.

Cars Unappreciated In Their Time

Cars Unappreciated In Their Time

We spend our lives wishing we could see into the future and, for car enthusiasts, the biggest question is what cars of today will become legends of the future. Whilst JBR’s time machine is still in the planning stages, we look back at three of the most unappreciated classics of the past century.

How To Maintain Your Classic Car

How To Maintain Your Classic Car

For reasons of safety, continued reliability and value preservation, proper care and maintenance is crucial whether the car is driven frequently, occasionally or it spends much of its time in hibernation. Read on as our classic car experts take you through the dos and don’ts of your car ownership and maintenance…

Lancia Aurelia B24: A tale of two sports cars

Lancia Aurelia B24: A tale of two sports cars

The Lancia Aurelia is one of the most famous cars of this Italian marque. From the original sporting streamlined coupe, a Spider version was born in the mid-‘50s, later replaced by the Aurelia Convertible.But why is there such a big price difference between the Lancia Aurelia Spider and Convertible?

2017 in the Rearview Mirror

2017 in the Rearview Mirror

It’s that time of year when we look back on the past 12 months and take stock. With that in mind we invited Dr. Vincent van der Vinne, author of ‘Investing in Cars,’ to look back on what has been an exciting year for auction houses around the world.

The BMW M1: One of the few

The BMW M1: One of the few

BMW is well known for its sports and luxury cars. If you’re looking for a new or young sporty BMW, you have got plenty of choice, perhaps a Z3, Z8, Z4 or a sporty 3-, 5- and 6-series and the M versions thereof. One of the rare (and perhaps more interesting) cars you could buy is the BMW M1.

How to buy a classic – our handy guide

How to buy a classic – our handy guide

Whether a Fiat 500 or Ferrari 500 Superfast, most of us have hankered after a classic car – but how do you turn that dream into a reality? We’ve put together a handy guide on how to buy your very own classic car, whether buying privately, from a dealer or at auction.

The Jaguar XJ220 – when will it be appreciated?

The Jaguar XJ220 – when will it be appreciated?

The Jaguar XJ220 - when will it be appreciated? By Dr Vincent van der Vinne, author of ‘Investing in Cars.’ The 1980s are characterized by economic stagnation, followed by recovery and then strong growth in the economy, with the stock exchange tripling in that decade....
Maserati 3500 GT/GTi Spider – relatively inexpensive

Maserati 3500 GT/GTi Spider – relatively inexpensive

Twenty years ago, in December 1996, Brooks auctioned a nice original Maserati 3500 GT Spider for £29,000. In February 2015 Artcurial sold one in similar condition for £620,000. Nevertheless, this model seems relatively inexpensive. Why, you may ask, is the Maserati 3500 GT/GTI Spider such an interesting car?

CLASSIC EVENTS FURTHER AFIELD

CLASSIC EVENTS FURTHER AFIELD

Following our round-up of 2017’s classic and supercar events in the UK, here as promised is our pick of the best similar happenings abroad.

Astons Auctioned

Astons Auctioned

Bonhams’ 18th annual Aston Martin sale at Aston Martin’s spiritual home in Newport Pagnell on Saturday 13th May achieved over £5 million.

The 6 best classic car events this summer

The 6 best classic car events this summer

Perhaps the most lasting pleasure and the finest memories to be had from owning a classic car or supercar come from the camaraderie of ownership – meeting people with similar cars and passions. We’ve compiled our list of six of the best UK events you can enjoy with (or without) your classic car this summer.

Bentley Fastback values – a decade of growth

Bentley Fastback values – a decade of growth

Dr Vincent van der Vinne returns as our guest blog writer this week, and this time he offers his analysis on the phenomenal recent growth in values of the Bentley R-Type and S Continental Fastbacks, as well as some insight from two owners of these fine historic cars.

Meet us at the London Classic Car Show

Meet us at the London Classic Car Show

We very much hope to see you at the show, which takes place at the Excel Centre on February 23-26. Our stand is B25, located close to the main entrance. If you have trouble finding it, look for the stunning Aston Martin DB4 Zagato we’re displaying on the stand.

1960s Classic Trinity

1960s Classic Trinity

Prompted by the first episode of Clarkson, May and Hammond’s Grand Tour, last November we wrote a feature on the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder, aka The Holy Trinity. And that got us thinking about similar Holy Trinities of yesteryear.

Classic Car Finds

Classic Car Finds

Ever dreamed of discovering a lost classic car? We spoke to eight car experts who did just that. They share their stories of memorable classic car finds.

Catfight between Jaguars

Catfight between Jaguars

In part two of this in-depth article by Dr Vincent van der Vinne we look more closely at the connection between the classic car and art investment market, and how it correlates to today’s economy.