Q2 2021 – Glenmarch auction review

Q2 2021 – Glenmarch auction review

A busy auction update showing there is huge appetite for famous cars. In this update: Jerry Seinfeld’s wingless 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS; Jane Fonda’s 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, and a new highwater mark for a 1995 F50…

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Selig & Stretton: Fund Your Passion Podcast Episode 4

Selig & Stretton: Fund Your Passion Podcast Episode 4

Amanda and Darren chat with Darren Gibson, a prominent figure in the luxury car finance sector. Darren has helped hundreds of enthusiasts fund the car of their dreams, including high-profile celebrities and sports stars. Subscribe now via Apple PodcastsAmanda...

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SPEED CLIMBERS: SUPERCAR DRIVERS ON SHELSLEY WALSH HILL CLIMB

SPEED CLIMBERS: SUPERCAR DRIVERS ON SHELSLEY WALSH HILL CLIMB

No one wants to step up and take the opening penalty when it's three-all against Germany after extra time. No one wants to lift the karaoke microphone to get the night going when everyone in the pub is still stone-cold sober. And this morning, no one wants to be the...

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Porsche History - the Illustrated Guide
Drive with Your Heart, Invest with Your Head

Drive with Your Heart, Invest with Your Head

In these turbulent times, choosing the right car to put your money into can be a challenge. It doesn’t have to be, though. Darren Selig, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of JBR Capital, discusses future classics to buy in 2021.

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TRACK-FOCUSED PASSION

TRACK-FOCUSED PASSION

Part of what makes up the complex identity of the supercar is its exclusivity, a factor driven not just by design or performance but by the sky-high ticket prices that come with the territory. It’s the least glamorous piece of the puzzle, but it’s a vital one. In...

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Future Classics to buy in 2021

Future Classics to buy in 2021

In these turbulent times, choosing the right car to put your money in can be a challenge. It doesn’t have to be though, says Darren Selig, founder and Executive Chairman of JBR Capital

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JBR Capital – An Origin Story

JBR Capital – An Origin Story

Our founder, Darren Selig, takes time to reflect on our £500 million lending milestone as we continue our commitment to fund your passion. Read the story of JBR Capital!

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July – September 2020 auction review

July – September 2020 auction review

See stats, best cars sold and auction review for March – June 2020. This year’s Amelia Island sales were the final top-tier ‘physical’ auctions to take place in the US…

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What is speed truly worth?

What is speed truly worth?

Our version of ‘Dollar per horsepower’ from the land of the muscle cars. We are looking at £GBP per mph for some of the most popular supercars at the moment. See the results!

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March – June 2020 Auction Review

March – June 2020 Auction Review

See stats, best cars sold and auction review for March – June 2020. This year’s Amelia Island sales were the final top-tier ‘physical’ auctions to take place in the US…

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CLASSIFIEDS OF THE MONTH – OUR PICK

CLASSIFIEDS OF THE MONTH – OUR PICK

This article was written in March 2020 and all the examples below are of actual or recent cars for sale. We’ve scanned all the usual classified ads – from Pistonheads to AutoTrader and Collecting Cars – and tried to align some of the most…

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Interview with Sheikh Amari of Amari Supercars

Interview with Sheikh Amari of Amari Supercars

rrepressible is one way to describe Sheikh Amari of Amari Supercars. He greets you with a warm smile, then welcomes you inside on the the most spectacular car dealerships anywhere in the UK. He’s talkative, engaging and clearly right at home among...

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Are you ready for a purer driving experience?

Are you ready for a purer driving experience?

otoring journalists, professional drivers and expert automotive engineers all agree – the most entertaining cars are those that favour light weight over horsepower. Caterham and Lotus have been getting this right for decades, and more recently – so...

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Stars of 2020 – Most exciting car launches

Stars of 2020 – Most exciting car launches

OK, we’re prepared to go out on a limb here and say that 2020 is going to be the most exciting year for premium and supercars… ever. Bold statement, but let’s look at the key cars arriving this year... Aston Martin DBX Aston Martin enters the SUV market with the DBX –...

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The Bond Street Sale – Bonhams

The Bond Street Sale – Bonhams

A regular fixture on the auction calendar, The Bonhams Bond Street Sale takes place on Saturday, 7th December. JBR Capital will be there to answer any questions about financing one of the cars under the hammer.

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Jay-Z: the new James Bond?

Jay-Z: the new James Bond?

OK, we’re pushing it, but the music star and the fictional hero have something in common. Find out what this is by reading further! (Hint: a well known car marque)

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Bonhams Bonmont 2019 Auction Summary

Bonhams Bonmont 2019 Auction Summary

The JBR Capital team continued its aim to be at the heart of all the key motoring events with a recent trip to Switzerland at the Bonmont Bonhams sale. View results here!

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Rm Sotheby’s The Youngtimer Collection

Rm Sotheby’s The Youngtimer Collection

See stats, best cars sold and auction review for RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Collection. This highly anticipated event saw 140 modern classic cars go under the hammer, across 4 events between February and April 2019.

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Video: Alpine A110 review

Video: Alpine A110 review

We review the ‘car of the year’ – the Alpine A110. We take the car on the road and on the track at Goodwood, as well as getting some insights from BTCC driver Jake Hill and Alpine’s John Fuggles…

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JBR auction updates

JBR auction updates

Two auction houses held three sales in early December with 174 cars coming under the hammer, we look at the car sold and how much they went for…

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ECO LUXURY: PRESTIGE CARS WITH GREEN CREDENTIALS

ECO LUXURY: PRESTIGE CARS WITH GREEN CREDENTIALS

Thinking about going green without sacrificing creature comforts or performance? To help guide you through what’s what eco-wise, we take a look at what the prestige brands have to offer now, and what’s in the proverbial pipeline.

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Prestige coupés – our pick of the bunch

Prestige coupés – our pick of the bunch

Saloons too ordinary? SUVs too large? Sounds like you’re in the market for a distinctive prestige coupé. We’ve selected five of the best two-seater and 2+2 hardtops to help you choose a prestige coupé….

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Luxury from utility – the range rover story

Luxury from utility – the range rover story

With the 70th anniversary of the Land Rover behind us, and the 50 years of Range Rover celebrations ahead, we’ve decided to take a look back at the Range Rover’s history, plotting its progress over four generations…

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Lamborghini Urus: First Drive Review

Lamborghini Urus: First Drive Review

When is an SUV not an SUV? According to Lamborghini, when it’s an SSUV – a Super Sports Utility Vehicle – and right now there’s only one of those: The Urus. We take a look at the new Urus, and find out exactly what makes it a Super SUV.

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September’s auction update 2018

September’s auction update 2018

Following the three major auctions held during Monterey Car Week in late August, momentum was maintained by RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams again holding sales…

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VIDEO: We review a trio of Morgans

VIDEO: We review a trio of Morgans

We were lucky enough to test three Morgans: The V6 Roadster, the 4/4 and the 3 Wheeler. You can view our video review, and read on to see what I thought of each car.

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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.

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Ginetta Racing Drivers Club at Rockingham

Ginetta Racing Drivers Club at Rockingham

We caught up with our friends at Ginetta to find out more about the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club (GRDC) – a racing programme designed for newcomers to motorsport. We joined them at Rockingham for the British GT event…

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Fast Four-Seats Fastbacks

Fast Four-Seats Fastbacks

The options are plentiful when looking at 0-60s, brand new technology or sublime comfort but what about when it comes to needing all of the above AND four seats? Check out JBR’s list of best in class answers.

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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.

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Cars Unappreciated In Their Time

Cars Unappreciated In Their Time

There have been many quite modest cars which were appreciated for their practicality and affordability when new, but it was inconceivable that they would ever become sought-after by collectors and, in some cases, quite valuable.

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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…

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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…

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The Top 10 Supercars of 2017

The Top 10 Supercars of 2017

Last year, JBR Capital – providers of high-end vehicle finance – revealed its top 10 supercars of the year. These are the most popular luxury high-performance models that JBR Capital has provided loans on over the last 12 month.

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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.

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The Modifiers Part One: Brabus and Kahn

The Modifiers Part One: Brabus and Kahn

Sometimes the efforts of the industry’s finest manufacturers don’t quite satisfy our clients’ desires for individuality. In those instances, they turn to the modifiers. In the first of our two-part, we look at the history and recent projects from Brabus and Kahn.

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Mind-bending McLaren

Mind-bending McLaren

The McLaren 720S, launched at the Geneva show earlier this year, is a stupendously, staggeringly, mindbendingly quick car. Read our full in-depth review of this latest hypercar by McLaren.

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The Ford GT Story

The Ford GT Story

Follow us on a journey through 54 years of Ford’s illustrious line of two-seater GT models in an in-depth feature about these legendary sports cars.

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Bentley Mulsanne The World’s Finest Luxury Car, Probably

Bentley Mulsanne The World’s Finest Luxury Car, Probably

In late July Rolls-Royce revealed its all-new Phantom. This eighth-generation model replaces the previous Phantom which, like the six generations before that, was widely regarded as ‘The Best Car in the World’. However, some might beg to differ with that assertion.

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August’s Auctions Update 2017

August’s Auctions Update 2017

August is a time of great anticipation in the collectors car world, with much of it centered around the Pebble Beach Concours and the big three auctions staged by Bonhams, Gooding & Co. and RM Sotheby’s during ‘Monterey Week’ in California.

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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. Why, you may ask, is the Maserati 3500 GT/GTI Spider such an interesting car?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ABARTH: THE PINT-SIZED SUPERCAR

ABARTH: THE PINT-SIZED SUPERCAR

Say hello to the Abarth 595 and 695. Yes, they’re based on Fiat’s cute and hugely popular 500 citycar, but nothing comes closer to being a baby supercar, especially if it’s a limited-edition gem of which Abarth has now turned out several.

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ALTERNATIVE HYPERCAR TRINITY

ALTERNATIVE HYPERCAR TRINITY

In recent blogs we’ve brought you the lowdown on the most recent hypercar Holy Trinity, a 1960s Classic Trinity and another from the 2000s.

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JBR AUCTION UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2017

JBR AUCTION UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2017

Coinciding with the famous Retromobile show at the Porte de Versailles, three of the leading auction houses recently held their European season-openers in Paris: RM Sotheby’s, followed by Bonhams and then Artcurial.

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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.

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HOLY TRINITY OF THE NOUGHTIES

HOLY TRINITY OF THE NOUGHTIES

Having covered the recent Holy Trinity of hypercars, we then jumped back half a century to the Holy Trinity of the early 1960s, we now take a leap forward again to the 2000s. A closer look at the Enzo Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR & Porsche Carrera GT.

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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.

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STUTTGART Utility Vehicles : Mercedes G/GLS Test Drives

STUTTGART Utility Vehicles : Mercedes G/GLS Test Drives

In the UK it’s generally thought that if you need a large and luxurious SUV that’s as capable on a muddy moorland track as it is in the badlands of Belgravia, then the preferred choice would likely be a Range Rover. Or possibly a Toyota Landcruiser…

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Classic Car Barn Finds

Classic Car Barn 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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MᶜLaren First Drive

MᶜLaren First Drive

Tom Stewart has been reviewing cars professionally for 25 years but was yet to get behind the wheel of a McLaren. At last, his McLaren cherry has been popped, as he gives us his ‘first drive’ impressions of the McLaren 570S, 650S Spider and 570GT.

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JBR Auction Update – Autumn 2016

JBR Auction Update – Autumn 2016

If collectors’ car auctioneers ever have a chance to sit back and take it easy, it’s certainly not during August and September. As usual, most interest is focussed on the high-end sales held by Bonhams at Quail Lodge, RM Sotheby’s at Monterey & Gooding & Co at Pebble Beach.

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The True Worth of 2016’s Limited Edition Super Cars

The True Worth of 2016’s Limited Edition Super Cars

The major sports and supercar manufacturers have treated us with a veritable feast of special limited-edition variants over the past 12 months. These cars are not only stunning but are also becoming instant classics and attracting a significant premium as soon as they have been delivered.

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Aston Martin DB9 over the years

Aston Martin DB9 over the years

Being a British Luxury car finance company we are big fans of Aston Martin, and the DB9 is an unexpected favorite of ours. Read our run through the specs over the years…

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