Marcel Petitjean’s car collecting strategy could be a lesson to us all. A great enthusiast, Petitjean would watch the value of a model he admired, and when its secondhand value dropped to around a third of its price new, he’d buy one. Continue reading For sale: Marcel Petitjean’s incredible car collection
The 1960s Alfa Romeo Giulia 105-series coupé combined stylish good looks with an athletic chassis to become a highly desirable sportscar. Six decades on and it’s still as popular as ever.
Classic cars are often advertised as having had famous previous ownership – usually accompanied by a pronounced hike in the price. Are the higher prices justified? Continue reading Famous previous ownership – A curse or a blessing?
The G-Class was clearly built with the military in mind. In addition to orders from the Persian army Mercedes was betting the Bundeswehr would be interested as well. Continue reading Valuable Classics Part 7: Mercedes–Benz G-Class models
We’ll never again see the likes of the rip-snortin’ Group B rally cars of the mid-1980s, and the prices of some of the cars of that era have gone through the roof as a result. Continue reading Peugeot 205 T16 Group B rally car offered at online auction
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded, many classic car auctions were initially cancelled but now the major auction companies have begun to hold online auctions. Continue reading Silverstone Auctions to host its very first online sale
In 1976 the short film C’était un rendez-vous was simply about a romantic date in Paris; today the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is about so much more. With C’était une urgence, Simon Kidston has come up with a modern interpretation Continue reading C’était une urgence – Simon Kidston steps on the gas for the red cross
‘Horch 8 – the German eight-cylinder’ that’s how the series with the new eight-cylinder was heralded in the 1920s. Germany’s first series eight-cylinder engine was introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in 1926 and , quite frankly, was considered a sensation. Continue reading Valuable Classics Part 6: Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet – A sporty star on the boulevard
With its sensational success, at the Panamerica in 1952 the 300 SL R sure made some headlines at the time. No wonder the idea to offer this car to well-off customers hatched at Mercedes headquarters immediately. Especially the strong US market was targeted. Continue reading Valuable Classics Part 5: The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing