News: BIG WEEKEND OF SALES AND FIERCE BIDDING AT CCA AUCTION

There’s nothing we like better up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers than a classic car auction and our friends at CCA auctions are one of the best in the business. It was of great interest therefore to … Continue reading News: BIG WEEKEND OF SALES AND FIERCE BIDDING AT CCA AUCTION

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News: 100TH JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ‘FLAT FLOOR’ COUPE GOING TO AUCTION

Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have confirmed that a rather significant Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé will be offered for auction at its May Sale on 19th May at Silverstone racing circuit. Best get saving then. Silverstone Auctions have confirmed to MotorMartin that this Jaguar E-Type is particularly special as it is believed to be the 100th E-Type fixed head coupé built due to its chassis number, #860100, and has been given an auction estimate of £80,000 to £100,000 by the auction house. Silverstone Auctions’ classic car specialist, Richard Greenhalgh shared with MotorMartin that, “The Jaguar E-Type is a … Continue reading News: 100TH JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ‘FLAT FLOOR’ COUPE GOING TO AUCTION

News: PRESS LAUNCH XR3 AMONGST RARITIES AT BARONS’ CLASSIC WINTER WARMER

With Spring not too far on the horizon, many enthusiasts’ thoughts turn to their next classic car. Happily, Barons had a fantastic range on offer at its Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park on February 27, including the oldest Ford Escort XR3 in the UK, a hugely rewarding E-type restoration project and a host of other interesting cars, from high-end sports cars to starter classics, including a 1989 Jaguar XJS with just 2,600 miles on the clock, and even a Green Goddess fire engine. Marvellous. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that, one of just three remaining original pre-production press … Continue reading News: PRESS LAUNCH XR3 AMONGST RARITIES AT BARONS’ CLASSIC WINTER WARMER

News: YULETIDE TREATS IN BARONS’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC SANDOWN PARK, DECEMBER 12

The amount of time wasted up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers watching Classic Car Auctions is really quite significant, especially when they can involve fascinating restoration projects, immaculate, one-owner cars, and from pre-War saloons to classic hot hatches. Therefore news that friends of MotorMartin, Barons, have such a diverse and interesting line-up in its annual Christmas Classic sale at Sandown Park on Tuesday, December 12th meant that even more hours are already looking like being lost, especially as the sale even includes a Frisky Prince – on what is believed to be the first time one of … Continue reading News: YULETIDE TREATS IN BARONS’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC SANDOWN PARK, DECEMBER 12

News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

We all love a classic car or motorcycle up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers so when Jaguar Land Rover got in touch recently to talk about their own 4ange of Classics there were quite audible intakes of breath. Jaguar Land Rover Classic have shared with MotorMartin that they have launched a brand new Classic Drive event at Eastnor Castle, which allows guests to experience the terrain where Land Rover honed many of its legendary all-terrain vehicles and to get behind the wheel of some of the most beautiful Jaguars ever made! Superb. Based at the spectacular 5000-acre … Continue reading News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

News: E-TYPE FOUND IN PIECES TO BE GIVEN NEW LEASE OF LIFE

There are certain cars that even people that are not automotive fans have still heard of and the E-Type, for reasons of performance, style and reputation is surely the most famous. Indeed, the Jaguar is so desirable that prices are incredibly strong at the moment. With this in mind, news that one of the first 500 E-Types produced by Jaguar has been found in pieces in France and is to be brought back to life by world-class restorers Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC), is of particular interest. The following information regarding this special car has been shared with MotorMartin … Continue reading News: E-TYPE FOUND IN PIECES TO BE GIVEN NEW LEASE OF LIFE

News: CITY CONCOURS CELEBRATES THE WORLD OF ‘MODERN BESPOKE’ CARS

Now if there’s one thing that gets MotorMartin Towers rocking it is the impending news of a classic car auction, beautiful cars, stunning styling and perhaps something purer than vehicles today. It was extremely pleasing therefore when the news feed up on the top floor began highlighting the following news.  The all-new City Concours, kicking off in London from 8-9 June, will be showcasing a display of ultra-exclusive ‘Modern Bespoke’ vehicles. Hand-built and exactly tailored to owners’ specifications, this collection of cars rewrites the definition of rarity and will showcase those vehicles that combine the very best of classic style … Continue reading News: CITY CONCOURS CELEBRATES THE WORLD OF ‘MODERN BESPOKE’ CARS

News: RARE JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE IS STRATSTONE’S STAR OF THE SHOW

There are some cars that are just so beautiful to look at that the reality of driving, quite frankly, is neither here nor there, after all, when a car looks so good, does it really matter that it won’t brake or go round a bend? And there are others, like the simply gorgeous Jaguar shown above, that not only take your breath away but can hustle around a track or on the road as well. Looks, intelligence and brawn, a rare combination indeed. And now news has arrived over here at MotorMartin Towers that Stratstone will be celebrating the history … Continue reading News: RARE JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE IS STRATSTONE’S STAR OF THE SHOW

News: JAGUAR E-TYPE ABANDONED FOR 20 YEARS

It’s clear to MotorMartin that after following the classic car auction scene for the last couple of years that fans and non fans alike just can’t get enough of the iconic Jaguar E-Type. Any year, any engine specification, and body style or condition, the E-Type will always sell and often for a considerable sum of money.  When news arrived over on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers recently there was considerable excitement as it was revealed that friends of MotorMartin, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), will auction a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixedhead Coupé barn find, one of the greatest … Continue reading News: JAGUAR E-TYPE ABANDONED FOR 20 YEARS

News: SEEING RED: £120 MILLION WORTH OF FERRARIS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT LONDON’S TOP CLASSIC SHOW

There can’t be many readers of MotorMartin out there that don’t enjoy the sight and sound of a classic Ferrari giving it the berries out on the roads of this green and pleasant land of ours. After all, there’s just something so gloriously right and proper about seeing these rare cars being enjoyed and giving joy as they motor past in a cacophony of engine and exhaust noise.  So the following news, when it arrived up in the newsroom here at MotorMartin Towers caused quite a stir amongst those of us present the eat and sleep motoring.  Daytona and Dino; … Continue reading News: SEEING RED: £120 MILLION WORTH OF FERRARIS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT LONDON’S TOP CLASSIC SHOW