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JBR Capital unveils equity release trend in classic car market

JBR Capital, the UK’s leading independent high-end vehicle financier, has confirmed a 54 per cent increase in equity release and refinancing deals in 2018, compared to the previous year. This trend is revealed as more and more classic car owners are turning to equity release to free up cash from their cars…

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THE STORY OF PORSCHE: THE ULTIMATE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE

Porsche is one of the all-time great car marques. The German company has been producing world-leading cars since 1948, none more long-lived and respected than the legendary 911. Here at JBR Capital we love Porsches. So we thought we’d put together a definitive guide to the Stuttgart supercars.

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Market Trends

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.

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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.

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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.

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Events

Geneva Motor Show – the latest and greatest supercars

With so many fantastic cars on show in Geneva this week, it’s hard to pick the very best. In the supercar category, the debuts and premieres really stole the show, with the likes of Aston Martin Lagonda, Hennessey, Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren bringing their latest and greatest to the Palexpo in Geneva.

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Test Drives

Video review of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom

Every once in a while an opportunity arises for me to get behind the wheel of something rather special. In this instance, that ‘something’ is the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII – a car that redefines luxury and is, perhaps surprisingly, as enjoyable to drive as it is to be driven in.

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Car Auctions

Bonhams Goodwood festival of speed sale 2018

Friday 13th July saw Bonhams stage its 50th Goodwood sale at the 25th Festival of Speed. The star lot was ‘2 VEV’, as raced by Jim Clark and now arguably the most desirable of the 19 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagatos built despite it having been involved in two significant shunts back in the day and not powered by its original engine.

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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.

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Auction round-up: Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

Having sold some 188 cars grossing $152.6 million between them during Monterey Week in mid August, and no doubt downed a celebratory flute or two of Californian spumante, the Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s teams packed their bags for Britain and beyond.

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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.

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The Story Of The V12: The Engine That Made Ferrari

An icon amongst icons, Ferrari’s ‘Colombo’ V12 had it all – cutting edge technology, race wins, plus a home in the most glamorous and sought after road cars Ferrari ever built.
Throughout this guide we track its star-studded life.

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Interviews

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.

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