Articles tagged Sotheby's

Page 26 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1966

V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

Page 127 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, December 2010

Around the houses

NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD Historics at Brooklands Historics held its second sale on September 25 at the Brooklands Museum during which it sold some interesting cars including a 1933 Singer Nine Le Mans for £30,731 and the ‘barn find’ 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 2.6-litre competition saloon, once owned and raced by Noel Cunningham-Reid, for £63,000. Although 50 per cent of...

Page 10 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 2007

Ferrari function is go

We will be co-hosting a gala reception with Ferrari, Sotheby’s and RM at the Ferrari factory in Maranello on May 19 along with Motor Sport champagne sponsor, Jarvis of St. James. The gala celebrates the Ferrari auction at the nearby Fiorano circuit, which will be open for previews on May 18/19 from 10am-6pm. The gala is by invitation only. More details at www.rmauctions.

Page 63 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, March 1992

Le Mans Bentley

The 3-litre Bentley that was driven by Frank Clement and George Duller in the 1926 Le Mans 24-hour race has been laid up since the late 1970s but has now come onto the auction scene. Sotheby's, who estimate its value at around £100,000, announce that it retired at Le Mans but was sold later in 1926 to "Lt Glen Kidson" (sic) and was given a 4 1/2-litre engine in 1938, and that it was acquired in...

Page 88 of September 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, September 1983

Panther Cars —

A small company with a big future "I know what people say about the Kallista . . it looks like a donkey, with those big ears", say Panther Cars' chief executive Young C Kim, in a reference to the aluminium splayed-out wings. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what may be an ugly duckling to some is surely nostalgic and attractive to others. So much so that by July the Weybridge company...

Page 17 of December 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1965

Matters of the moment

1965 To commence this, the last issue of 1965, it is appropriate to look back on a year of satisfactory motoring fulfilment. Politicians may prate of universal speed-limits and provide far from adequate roads but specialised motoring continues to thrive. An exciting last-season of the 1.5-litre G.P. Formula ended in the Honda victory in Mexico, GT, Club and, indeed, every form of racing has been...

Page 4 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1990

Around and About

Sports Car Driver Shuffles As Martin Brundle returns to the Brabham Formula 1 team, his place with Silk Cut Jaguar has been taken by Derek Warwick who resigned from Lotus. Warwick, 36, was almost a founder member of the Tom Walkinshaw directed Jaguar Group C programme, having driven the XJR-6 to its first victory at Silverstone in May 1986. At the end of that season, he missed the Drivers'...

Page 23 of November 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 2007

Deluge portion

A veteran of the 1929 Indy 500 is one of those under the hammer Along with a packed race programme at the Goodwood Revival, more than 2.5 million pounds worth of cars changed hands at the Bonhams sale on the Friday. Included in this was a rare Isotta-Fraschini that went for £98,500 above its £200,000 estimate.  On the other side of the Atlantic, an ex-Steve McQueen Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso...

Page 121 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, January 2009

RM peels back the years at Battersea

RM Auctions’ second ‘Automobiles of London’ classic car sale landed on Battersea Park again and kicked off with a soirée on the eve of the sale, held in association with Sotheby’s. The theme of the party was The Avengers, and guests were given bowler hats and red carnations on arrival. They tucked into canapés and drank champagne and cocktails while admiring the classic cars on display, and were...

Page 111 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 2009

The Ferrari effect

How do you guarantee success at an auction during a recession? Bring out the big guns from Maranello… RM Auctions has a strong sales record at the annual ‘Ferrari Leggenda e Passione’ event in Maranello, and this year it expects another good set of results – recession or no recession. In 2007 a 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa (6.9 million euros) and a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta...

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