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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 2020 Classifieds

March 2020 Classifieds

Classifieds of the month - Our pick In the first of a new series of articles, we scan the classifieds to find the cars you could buy for budgets ranging from £500 to £2000 a month. You might be surprised by our findings…. his article was written in...

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10 Revolutionary Supercars Not So Well Known

10 Revolutionary Supercars Not So Well Known

Ignore the doom and gloom – the 2020 ‘Geneva Motor Show’ was fantastic OK, so the Geneva Motor Show didn’t happen this year – and there’s a general feeling of pessimism around the cars that were due to be revealed. But we think otherwise. If you look beyond the...

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‘Geneva’ Showstoppers 2020

‘Geneva’ Showstoppers 2020

The event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but the show must go on. These are the cars unveiled this week that you would’ve seen at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

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Interview with Sheikh Amari of Amari Supercars

Interview with Sheikh Amari of Amari Supercars

Interview with Sheikh Amari - Supercars Are His Soul Meet Sheikh Amari, star of The Million Pound Motors, supercar collector and dealer, and one of the most famous personalities in the UK prestige car scene rrepressible is one way to describe...

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Porsche History - the Illustrated Guide
Are you ready for a purer driving experience?

Are you ready for a purer driving experience?

Are you ready for a purer driving experience? What would you sacrifice to own a better performing and more environmentally friendly supercar? otoring journalists, professional drivers and expert automotive engineers all agree – the most...

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Stars of 2020

Stars of 2020

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 DBXAston Martin enters the SUV market with the DBX –...

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Restomods

Restomods

Restomods are an emerging phenomenon in the luxury and collector car market, but just what is a restomod and is it a passing fad?

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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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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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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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The shape of things to come

The shape of things to come

Cars are changing, the reasons we love them are changing – and so are the finance options that fund them. Our renewed mission #fundyourpassion – read about it!

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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 which Prestige coupé is the right choice for you….

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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, from comfortable utilitarian to the luxurious lifestyle statement that it became…

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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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Video review of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom

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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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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We test drive the Aston Martin Vantage GT8

We test drive the Aston Martin Vantage GT8

Aston Martin has produced some exceptional cars over the years and we were lucky enough to get our hands on one – a Vantage GT8 that is currently for sale at GT Heritage in Henley. The car, which is powered by a meaty 4.7 litre V8, is number 11 of 150 and includes the striking aero pack.

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Geneva Motor Show – the latest and greatest supercars

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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Fast Four-Seats Fastbacks

Fast Four-Seats Fastbacks

Car enthusiasts are not known for compromising in the pursuit for their perfect car, and why should they? 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

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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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. The dos and don’ts of your car ownership and maintenance…

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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.But why is there such a big price difference between the Lancia Aurelia Spider and Convertible?

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Ginetta G40s on the track with JBR Capital Drivers Club

Ginetta G40s on the track with JBR Capital Drivers Club

As part of the JBR Capital Drivers Club, we invited some clients and guests to try the Ginetta G40 at Goodwood Motor Circuit. Watch the video below to see the cars in action, as racing driver and coach Jade Edwards tutors our guests in the cars.

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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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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.

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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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Track-only Hypercars

Track-only Hypercars

In our latest series we’ve taken a look at the ultimate toys – track-only hypercars. We kick off with a focus on Ferrari, from the FXX to the LaFerrari-based FXX-K.

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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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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 this summer.

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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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Lamborghini Supercars – From 1963 Miura to 2017 Aventador

Lamborghini Supercars – From 1963 Miura to 2017 Aventador

Following our blog on the ‘instant classics’ of 2016 – supercars that have attracted a significant premium as soon as they’ve been delivered – we bring you another that is both a stunning driving machine and one that’s proving to be a safe bet financially, at least for those who ‘got in’ early…

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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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Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Revealing The True Worth

Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Revealing The True Worth

Following our blog on the ‘instant classics’ of 2016 – supercars that have attracted a significant premium as soon as they’ve been delivered – we bring you another that is both a stunning driving machine and one that’s proving to be a safe bet financially, at least for those who ‘got in’ early…

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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.

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The SLK to SLC Class Facelift

The SLK to SLC Class Facelift

This year, and neatly coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the original SLK class, Mercedes has launched a new version of their SLK range, and with it a facelift and an update to the long running name.

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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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