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At last! The long-awaited Lamborghini Miura Book is here

To quote Classic & Sports Car, “When Simon Kidston and his team focus on a project, it is done with style and authority. Now they have produced their first proper book, and set a new standard for a model history.” After many years of in-depth research, skilful writing and careful honing,...
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Test Drive: Mel Nichols on the Lamborghini Miura SV

On a cold December day in 1980, I went driving in a Lamborghini Miura SV, writes legendary road tester Mel Nichols. Its first owner was Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, then 24 and flush with money from Sabbath’s first two albums. He’d paid ...

The big time: Phillips posts 30m CHF at its latest Geneva watch sale

While the classic car market has taken a short break before the next tranche of online sales and ‘virtual Monterey Week’, activity continues on other fronts. Rare classic cars and collectable watches have many synergies – we take a look at P...
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Style guru Stephen Bayley talks about... colour

Martin Luther King said it’s not colour that’s important, but character. And of course, he was correct. But in the matter of cars, colour is character. In interior decoration, too. Here, it’s a generally held belief that yellow is to be...
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Another big total for RM Sotheby’s online: European sale grosses €18.9m

RM’s first ‘European’ – in the sense that the cars were located there – online event closed last night. It was the Canadians’ cancelled April Essen catalogue uploaded to the cloud and it proved a great success: 91% of cars sold by numb...
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Gooding to run online sale in August 2020

Santa Monica-based saleroom Gooding & Company has followed the internet-only trend. It will hold an online sale this August. The event will be conducted over five days, from 3 August to 7 August. Buyer’s premium, like at arch-rival RM, has ...
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Test Drive: Mel Nichols on the VW Golf GTI Mk1

What an impact the Volkswagen Golf GTI had! Writes legendary road tester Mel Nichols. Just as the Mini-Cooper S upset the applecart in the 1960s, so did the GTI in the ’70s. But by delivering feisty performance in a utilitarian body it push...
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