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  • Aug032017

    Silverstone Classic auction 2017 – fast Fords and hot hatches on fire.

    There's life in the old dog yet - whilst not an entirely appropriate metaphor - isn't a bad summary of…

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  • Aug022017
    Honda NSX

    Honda NSX

    Harry looks at the 2005 and 2018 iterations of the Honda NSX

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  • Aug012017

    Classic car market update – August 2017

    "There's gold in them there wheels..." - Prospectors are still out there panning for gold at the affordable end of…

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  • Jul122017

    Classic & Sports Finance partner with Ryan Motorsport Insurance

    Classic & Sports Finance partner with Ryan Motorsports Insurance – the UK’s leading provider of On Track and On Event…

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  • Jul112017
    we're hiring - Sales excutive July 2017

    We’re Hiring: Sales Executive

    Have you got the right stuff to work with the UK's leading classic, collector and race car finance specialist? We're…

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  • Jul072017
    Harry Metcalfe Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar Project 8

    Jaguar puts it's biggest engine in it's smallest car. Why not?

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  • Jul052017

    Historics July 2017 sale – preview

    136 enticing classics come to auction this July at Historics’ Brooklands Museum home.

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  • Jun152017
    Classic and Sports Finnace receiving the Close Business Finance award

    Classic & Sports Finance win Top Broker award from Close Brothers

    Classic & Sports Finance recognised as one of market leading asset finance provider Close Brothers Business Finance's top brokers.

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  • Jun062017
    Villa Erba 2017 - New Atlas

    RM Sothebys Villa Erba sale 2017 – results & analysis

    More cars, less quality than 2015 sees the sell-through rate of RM Sotheby's Lake Como auction drop 20 points. Inevitable?

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  • Jun042017
    RM Sothebys Ferrari one make sale 2017

    RM Sotheby’s to host record breaking Ferrari auction in Maranello

    "RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari join forces during legendary marque’s 70th anniversary year to host most significant single-marque sale in collector…

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  • Jun042017
    Rolls Royce Wraith Black badge review - Harrys Garage

    2000 miles in a Wraith

    Harry drives a Rolls Royce Wraith 2000 miles through the Alps.

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  • May202017

    Bonhams Aston Martin Sale 2017 – results

    A better result for Bonham's one-marque sale than in 2016, but this year's catalogue begs the question - where are…

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  • May192017

    Historics Ascot Sale 2017 – walkaround and our picks of the sale

    Want to know what to buy at Historics this weekend? Here is our rundown

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  • May122017
    2017 Africa Twin vs 1988 Africa Twin

    Africa Twin Test

    Harry compares the 1998 and 2017 Honda Africa Twin motorbikes.

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  • May042017
    Manual vs automatic classic cars

    Manual vs Automatic – which is best? (video)

    We sit down and discuss the pros & cons of manual and automatic transmissions, past present and future, with the…

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  • Apr252017
    BMW E30 M3 Review

    BMW E30 M3

    Does the BMW E30 M3 live up to the hype? Harry finds out.

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  • Apr132017

    Paris-Dakar Winners

    Harry shows us how to build a micro-collection

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  • Apr062017
    WMG Collectable Car Fund

    WMG launches classic car fund

    Like submarines, Classic car funds periodically surface in the UK but invariably fall silently off the radar shortly afterwards. Can…

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  • Mar312017

    The classic car market – March 2017

    Affordable classics are where the action is - elsewhere the market is stable but there are bargains about....

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  • Mar232017
    Goodwood Members Meeting - 75MM

    Goodwood Members Meeting – the best event of the year? #75MM

    The Members Meeting isn't just for GRRC Members - and it serves up most of the best of Goodwood without…

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  • Mar202017
    ARDS test - full day course at Silverstone

    ARDS test – the ultimate guide to getting your racing licence.

    If you love motorsport and want to go racing, your first step is to get your Novice Competition Licence -…

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  • Mar162017
    Classic car auction finance at Historics at Brooklands March 4th 2017

    Classic car auction finance gets off to a roaring start with Historics at Brooklands

    Funding options at the UK's first classic car auction to offer finance under the official Financial Conduct Authority regime prove…

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  • Mar152017

    Geneva Guide 2017

    Everything you need to see at the Geneva Motor Show, 2017

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  • Mar082017
    LHD-vs-RHD classics

    Left Hand Drive vs Right Hand Drive classics (video)

    LHD vs RHD - that old chestnut. We discuss the pros and cons of left-hand drive cars, should you convert…

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  • Mar082017
    Ferrari California T

    Ferrari California T

    does the Handling Speciale package work on UK roads?

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  • Feb272017
    Range Rover 1971 vs 1993

    Range Rover Classic

    Harry Metcalfe is no stranger to the Range Rover range...!

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  • Feb022017
    Harrys Garage - epic Enduro bike adventure

    Enduro Bikes

    Once you've bought your car or bike, get out there and enjoy it!

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  • Jan122017

    Historics at Brooklands first to offer auction finance

    Classic & Sports Finance and leading auction house Historics at Brooklands have partnered to bring a structured finance offering to…

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  • Jan082017
    Aston Martin DB11

    Aston Martin DB11

    Is the DB9's successor as good as we all hoped?

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  • Jan022017

    The Big Debate

    An open discussion about the 2016/2017 market with Harry.

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  • Dec202016

    Classic car market – 2016 review and 2017 predictions.

    Our annual roundup and predictions for next year - How has the classic car market fared in 2016, and what…

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  • Dec202016

    Classic car market experts – 2016 review and 2017 predictions.

    Between them, our experts managed to anticipate the 2016 market pretty accurately in last year's predictions. What does 2017 hold…

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  • Dec142016

    Aston Martin to produce continuation DB4 GT

    Aston Martin are to resurrect the iconic  DB4 G.T. with a special series of 25 track-only continuation cars built to…

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  • Dec132016

    Hagerty – UK classic car market still growing

    Hagerty price guide shows UK classic car market still growing

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  • Dec112016

    2k miles in a Testarossa

    Harry takes a 2000 mile round trip in his Ferrari Testarossa

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  • Dec082016

    Historics – November sales results & analysis

    Historics' Mercedes-Benz World sale was packed - with buyers, a great selection of cars and some interesting results.

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  • Dec062016

    Is it Concours?

    Have you ever wondered what "concours" really means and what goes on at a concours event? Nicholas Mee & Company…

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  • Dec022016

    Duemila Ruote auction results – predictable or preposterous?

    Duemila Ruote auction - madness at the sale of the largest private automotive collection ever sold in Europe? Maybe not...

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  • Nov292016
    Land Rover Defender SVX

    LR Defender SVX

    The ultimate version of the discontinued Defender?

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  • Nov152016
    Lotus-Elite-Silverstone-Classic-Car-Show-Sales-2016

    Silverstone Auctions The Classic Car Show Sale 2016 – results & analysis

    Affordable classics lead the way at Silverstone Auctions' NEC Classic Car Show sale.

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  • Nov152016
    Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider

    Alfa Romeo Duetto

    Harry is tempted after an enjoyable drive in a stunning Alfa.

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  • Oct302016

    Porsche 993 GT2

    Harry takes his Porsche GT2 to Goodwood

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  • Oct272016

    CASE STUDY – classic car equity release

    Classic car equity release has doubled in the last 12 months - we take a look at how and why…

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  • Oct252016

    Getting the right classic car finance deal explained in 1:30 seconds

    Want to know the best way to finance a classic car? We explain the key ingredients to getting the right…

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  • Oct202016
    2016 FBHVC research infographic

    2016 National Historic Vehicle Survey values hobby at £5.5 billion

    The Federation Of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has released a summary of its latest round of extensive research into…

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  • Oct192016

    Silverstone Auctions The Porsche Sale 2016 – results & analysis

    Silverstone auctions demonstrate that the Porsche market is still healthy - but we're certain that some owners may still be…

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  • Oct112016

    Lamborghini Countach

    Lamborghini Countach owners enjoy their cars on road and track

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  • Oct102016

    Aston Martin AM37

    Harry takes the stunning 1040hp Aston Martin AM37 for a spin.

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  • Oct062016
    Buying the right classic car

    Right car. Right price. Right people.

    The three guiding principals of buying a classic car (or any car for that matter) - stick to them and…

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  • Oct042016

    Alive & Kicking – UK classic car market update

    "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Will the market gain more momentum after the Super September auctions?

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  • Oct032016
    Maserati Shamal

    Maserati Shamal

    Harry drives and reviews the famously lairy 1990s supercar.

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  • Oct022016

    Silverstone Auctions Salon Privé sale 2016 – results & analysis

    Low mileage modern classics shine at Salon Privé 2016. Silverstone Auctions have made offering this type of car their speciality.…

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  • Sep292016
    RM Sothebys London 2016 catalogue

    RM Sothebys London 2016 – results & analysis

    Astonishing results for a collection of modern high performance, low production Porsches at RM Sothebys' big UK sale.

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  • Sep292016
    Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale 2016 catalogue

    Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale 2016

    As you were. A successful auction for Bonhams and exciting times for buyers as "bargains" begin to come back.

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  • Sep192016

    Detailing Tips

    Classic Car detailing tips from the professionals. Here's how to do it.

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  • Sep162016

    What’s in the Garage?

    Harry has a brand new garage - but what's in it this time?

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  • Sep092016

    Porsche 993 GT2 sells for £1.85 million in London

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, RM Sotheby's serve up yet another big…

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  • Sep082016

    JD Classics acquired by private equity firm.

    Charme Capital Partners announces that their Charme III fund has acquired a majority stake in JD Classics

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  • Sep072016

    Concours Of Elegance – a grand day out.

    The Concours of Elegance is a cut above most classic car shows. If you think you've seen it all before,…

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  • Aug302016

    Monterey auctions 2016 – results & analysis

    "Monterey auctions continue to slide after 2014 classic car peak" say Bloomberg. Factually correct maybe but there's a lot more…

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