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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Monday, 24 October 2016

The London Classic car show will have a great selection of cars going under the hammer with celebrity owned cars taking the lead.

  • 1971 Miura to go under the hammer at Alexandra Palace show sale on Saturday 29th October
  • Maserati Ghibli once owned by U2 bassist adds to auction’s rock music theme
  • More than 60 consignments offered for The Classic & Sports Car Show’s inaugural sale
  • Tickets still available from www.classicandsportscarshow.com 
Cars owned by rock musicians Sir Rod Stewart and Adam Clayton from U2 will be among 60 classics that will go under the hammer at an auction run by Coys at The Classic & Sports Car Show in London at the end of this month.
A 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S delivered new to Maggie May singer Stewart, who was knighted just this month, carries an estimate of between £800-900,000 at the show’s inaugural auction, which takes place at 3pm on Saturday 29th October in the Panorama Room at Alexandra Palace.
The musical theme continues with the offering of a 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS formerly owned by U2 bassist Clayton. One of only eight right-hand drive versions of this model, it is expected to fetch between £240-280,000.
More than 60 consignments will be offered by Coys at the sale, with viewings beginning at 10am on Friday 28thOctober after the show is opened by legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis OBE.
Other highlights of the sale include a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe carrying an estimate of £70-80,000; a RHD 1974 Ferrari 246 GT E Series with coachwork by Scaglietti (£280-325,000); a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 with one owner from new (£525-625,000); two Ferrari 512 BBs, including the 1977 London Motor Show car (£225-275,000); and a veteran campaigner in club and historic motor racing, a Marcos 1800 GT which among its many accolades collected the 1981 and ’84 HSCC Classic and Sportscar titles in the hands of Roger Ealand.
James Elliott, Group Editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “The addition of a classic car auction to the second annual Classic & Sports Car Show is an exciting development. Coys have gathered a wonderfully eclectic selection of classics for the sale and we’ll all be glued to the Panorama Room on the afternoon of Saturday 29th October to see what prices cars such as the ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini reach.
“It’s fitting that both a Miura and a Jaguar XK120 are among the consignments, given that these great models are among the 10 finalists for our ‘Century of Supercars’ central theme. The auction will surely tempt visitors with garage space to fill back home.”
Chris Routledge, CEO, Coys, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show and we’re proud of the variety we will present for sale at Alexandra Palace. It promises to be quite an occasion.”
Admission to the auction is by catalogue only (admits two). The sale and the supercar theme will be just two of many stand-out displays at the event that will feature more than 300 classic cars from world-famous collections and specialist retailers.
Visitors to the show will be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world’s most iconic historic cars as they take part in a host of on-road parades in the Palace grounds against a stunning central London backdrop.
Other highlights include a feature showing the restoration of a unique Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in association with Total and a Live Interview Stage presented by Goodwood Road & Racing. The latter will see World champion on two and four wheels, John Surtees CBE and Jaguar test driver, Norman Dewis OBE thrill visitors with entertaining stories from their illustrious careers. They will be joined by John Fitzpatrick, Simon Taylor, Steve Soper, Alain de Cadenet and Nick Padmore, with many more names to be announced.
Visitors can also enjoy a selection of premium food and wine while looking out on the spectacular show displays in the Fine Dining Restaurant, situated under the iconic Grand Willis Organ.