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  • Jul022018

    Top 5 Non Car Items We Have Financed #4 – Steinway Piano

    At Classic & Sports Finance, we are well known for our work with financing classic, collector and prestige cars… but…

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  • Jul022018

    Top 5 Non Car Items We Have Financed #5 – Waco Biplane

    At Classic & Sports Finance, we are well known for our work with financing classic, collector and prestige cars… but…

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  • Jun282018
    The ex-Works Cliff Allison and David Piper 1958 Lotus 15

    Approved Partner Focus – William I’anson

    A chance for our Approved Partners to share more about who they are, what they do, and what makes them…

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  • Jun202018
    Jaguar Project 8

    Jaguar Project 8

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at the 600bhp 200mph Jaguar saloon.

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  • Jun112018

    The Chateau Impney Hill climb – What you need to know

    Like a classic motoring museum, but with motion, noise, and adrenaline. A chance to see rare, famous cars doing what…

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  • Jun102018

    Cars to see at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

    The event is just around the corner, but what sort of cars compete in this prestigious hill climb? Here's our…

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  • Jun062018

    The Equipe GTS 2018 – Race 2 – Brands Hatch

    The second meeting of the Equipe GTS was at Brands Hatch, where we saw excellent team building, great support and…

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  • Jun052018
    Classic Car Tyres - Geeks Guide

    Classic Car Tyre Guide

    Harry talks tyres with Dougal Cawley from Longstone Tyres

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  • Jun052018

    The Equipe GTS 2018 – Race 1 – Silverstone

    The Equipe GTS season launched at Silverstone. Great conditions and a record amount of drivers made for a great day…

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  • May292018
    Rolls Royce to the Artic

    Rolls to the Artic Pt 2

    The adventure continues as Harry searches for the Northern Lights.

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  • May282018
    Rolls Royce to the Artic

    Rolls to the Artic Pt 1

    Harry buys a Rolls Royce for £4100 on eBay.. then departs for the Artic.

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  • May272018
    Harry Metcalfe's eBay Rolls Royce

    The eBay Rolls Royce

    Harry pops a cheeky low bid on a Rolls Royce - and wins it.

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  • May262018
    Rolls Royce Phantom

    Rolls Royce Phantom

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at a £468,000 Rolls Royce Phantom.

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  • Apr302018
    Lamborghini Miura

    Lamborghini Miura

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at the history of the legendary Muira.

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  • Apr252018

    Loan Structure – Your loan is more than just a monthly figure

    What are the differences between finance agreements, and why can there by such a difference in finance rates for the…

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  • Apr242018

    2030 Peak – Classic?

    The second article in our commissioned blog series looking at the future of the classic car industry. This time, author…

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  • Apr192018
    Lotus Esprit Turbo

    Lotus Esprit Turbo

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at the last Colin Chapman road Lotus.

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  • Apr182018

    Gentlemen, start your engines!

    As spring arrives, so does the long awaited 2018 race season. Rest assured, we are also wondering how Spring is…

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  • Apr182018

    Approved Partner Focus – Speedmaster Cars

    A chance for our Approved Partners to share more about who they are, what they do, and what makes them…

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  • Mar282018
    Defender Works V8

    Defender Works V8

    Harry drives the £150,000 Land Rover Works V8 Defender.

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  • Mar152018
    Geneva Walkaround

    Geneva Part 2

    The good, bad and the downright ugly from this year's show - Part 2.

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  • Mar122018
    Geneva Motorshow Walk Around

    Geneva Part 1

    The good, bad and the downright ugly from this year's show - Part 1.

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  • Feb282018
    Windrush Classic Car Storage

    Approved Partner Focus – Windrush Storage

    A chance for our Approved Partners to share more about who they are, what they do, and what makes them…

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  • Feb272018

    Times Are Changing

    Introducing a new blog series to specifically focus on the future of the classic car industry, including the challenges and…

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  • Feb272018

    Why you should use a Regulated Finance Agreement

    The motor finance market is becoming very competitive with many new names aggressively advertising for your business, but are there…

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  • Feb222018
    Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

    Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at Alfa Romeo's pretty 2000 GT Veloce.

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  • Feb142018
    McLaren 570S Spider

    McLaren 570S Spider

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at the all McLaren 570S Spider.

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  • Jan312018
    Golf GTI vs Alfa Romeo Giulieta Veloce

    Golf GTi v Alfa Giulietta

    'Harry & Son' test the Golf GTI and Alfa Romeo Giuletta Veloce. 

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  • Jan242018
    Golf R

    Volkswagen Golf R

    Harry Metcalfe takes a closer look at the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

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  • Jan232018

    Why you should use a lawyer to purchase a high value historic car

    We asked our legal partner, Damen Bennion, of Goodman Derrick LLP to clarify the ever-increasing legal risk of buying a…

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  • Jan232018

    £1,000,000 in 3 working days!

    It is not often that I openly comment on the performance of my colleagues and team but feel this is…

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  • Jan232018

    Dubious Tactics To Win Your Business!

    “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water” and we thought the FCA was now…

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  • Dec152017
    Jaguar XJ12 Coupe

    Jaguar XJ-C V12 Coupe

    An update from Harry on progress with his Jaguar XJ-C V12 Coupe

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  • Dec132017

    Market Review 2017 with Nicholas Mee & Co

    Another great Fullbore issue from our long-term partner Nicholas Mee & Co; here are our thoughts on the Aston Martin…

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  • Nov272017
    Range Rover L322

    Range Rover L322

    Harry takes a look at the Range Rover L322

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  • Nov252017

    100th Video Special

    As a special video, Harry rounds up what's in the garage at the minute

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  • Nov152017

    Final Straight

    As an end to the Equipe GTS 2017 Series co-sponsored by CSF, our team “finally” bagged a piece (all be…

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  • Nov142017
    Porsche 928

    Porsche 928

    A special video from Harry and Footman James with a Porsche 928

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  • Oct052017

    Equipe GTS 3 Hour Relay Race Report

    Silverstone played host to the season finale of the Equipe GTS, a series for pre- 1966 FIA GT, which Classic…

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  • Oct042017
    Lamborghini Road Trip

    Euro Trip – Countach

    Harry is back with another fabulous road trip - in his Lamborghini

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  • Sep052017
    Ferrari 308 GTB

    Ferrari 308 GTB

    Harry spends time with a Ferrari 308 GTB he used to own.

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  • Aug312017

    Ferrari Fever at Salon Privé

    The 2017 Salon Privé is only a few days away, and this year’s show has a distinctly Ferrari feel to…

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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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