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2021 Concours of Elegance: the French storm the Palace

Hampton Court Palace’s former resident King Henry VIII would not have approved: a quintessentially Gallic Voisin C-27 Aérosport was crowned this year’s Best in Show of the 2021 Concours of Elegance. The prize, an all-new Pegasus sculpture trophy by Robert Rattray, is the result of a vot...
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Salon Privé 2021: The best yet

Less than 12 months after a battle against the elements and stricter Covid measures in 2021, last week Blenheim Palace hosted by far and away the best edition of Salon Privé yet. If rival event the Concours of Elegance, held later that week ...
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Farewell, ‘Hammy’

Adrian Hamilton, one of the most significant figures in the world of collectable cars, died last Saturday night, 21 August 2021. The larger-than-life Hamilton – forever known as ‘Hammy’ – had suffered a massive stroke a few days previ...
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The 2021 Monterey Week market snapshot

In the end, tradition prevailed. Respected collector Arturo Keller’s magnificently sinister 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahnkurier triumphed over three post-War pretenders to win the most coveted award in the classic car world: Best of Show at P...
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Monterey 2021: All the numbers

After a two-year hiatus, the Big Three auction houses were back holding live events on the Monterey Peninsula. Whether it was a consequence of offering fewer, better cars or just the feel-good factor of an increasingly post-pandemic world, the res...
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Monterey 2021: RM wraps it up at the Portola

The headlining Gulf Porsche 917K failed to make the finish line in the saleroom, but nine out of ten of the rest of the catalogue found new owners at the Monterey Conference Center late last night. With a likely $51m+ gross, the Canadians are...
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Monterey 2021: Bugatti T35B leads the way on final day at Gooding

After the fireworks of the previous evening, affairs were conducted in a more relaxed atmosphere on Saturday morning, where top-selling car was the $5.615m Grand Prix Bugatti Type 35B. With the exception of the ex-Baillon Collection 1956 Mase...
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