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  • Jan192015

    Gooding and Company Scottsdale auctions results – Arizona 2015

    Gooding’s results were in line with the rest of the Arizona sales we monitored , reinforcing the general trend: high…

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  • Jan192015

    Bonhams Auctions results – Scottsdale Arizona 2015

    Bonhams kicked off the proceedings in Arizona and set the precedent for the remaining sales over the weekend.

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  • Jan192015

    RM Auctions results – Arizona 2015

    RM put on their usual impressive show and certainly received the most attention on social media as well as notching…

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  • Jan192015

    Goodwood blog: Behind the headlines at Scottsdale Auctions 2015

    Last week’s Scottsdale auctions were always going to be important. Even excluding the mighty 2000-lot Barrett-Jackson sale, there were still…

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  • Jan192015

    2015 Arizona auction results – analysis

    What can we learn from the 2015 Arizona sales about the classic car market as a whole?

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  • Jan182015

    RM Auctions – Paris

    4th Feb 2015 – Held during the same week as the Paris Retromobile show and the Festival International Automobile.

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  • Jan152015

    Boom or bust? Expert predictions for 2015

    Hagerty Insurance hosted a Q&A with a panel of classic car experts at Scottsdale this year – and if you…

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  • Jan132015

    New classic car auction launches

    Classic Car Auctions (CCA) holds it’s first auction for cars up to £25,000 in March 2015 at Silverstone circuit and…

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  • Jan082015

    Classic car market – 2014 review and 2015 predictions

    2014 has been another amazing year for the UK classic car industry which is now estimated to be worth over…

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  • Dec072014

    Bankers most likely to fall for classic car investment scams?

    Recently released figures reveal which professionals are most likely to put cash into investments which are “too good to be…

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  • Dec062014

    Concorso Italiano

    Harry walks us around the Concorso Italiano

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  • Dec012014

    The 80’s are back in style!

    For many it was the decade that fashion forgot but 80's poster cars are finding buyers from Generation X and…

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  • Nov282014

    Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale – litmus test for future values?

    Bonhams’ 30th November Bond Street sale has some mouth-watering cars on offer, but it’s what they could tell us about…

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  • Nov192014

    Far infrared garage heaters – the future of car preservation?

    The biggest revolution in garage and workshop heating for over 60 years? Car storage goes space-age with far infrared.

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  • Nov102014

    Billionaire sues auction house over £10.9 million Ferrari

    Lex Wexner, the billionaire owner of Victoria’s Secret is suing auction house Bonhams after paying a record-breaking £10.9 million for…

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  • Oct302014

    Classic & Sports Car – The London Show

    30th October - 1st November: Alexandra Palace, London

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  • Oct262014

    From £18,000 to £180,000 in nine months – the story of an E-Type

    We spend all day, every day looking at classic cars that our customers are thinking about buying. It’s because of…

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  • Oct202014

    How important is classic car finance to customers and dealers?

    With the value of the classic car industry in Europe estimated in  £billions and interest in classic cars growing, how…

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  • Oct202014

    Classic cars in the media

    We track sentiment towards classic cars and their values across the global media so we can monitor values and predict…

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  • Oct102014

    H&H: Imperial War Museum Duxford auction results

    A large and varied collection of lots at H&H’s fabulous IWM Duxford venue produced a few interesting individual results and revealed  a…

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  • Sep292014

    Financing your first Porsche

    You’ve found your Porsche, so how are you going to pay for it? You may be surprised at the options available…

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  • Sep272014

    What does POA really mean when buying a car?

    It’s frustrating when you see a car that you are interested in and when you finally get to the price,…

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  • Sep202014

    Silverstone Auction results – Autumn Sale 2014

    Silverstone Auctions offered an eclectic mix at their Autumn Sale with some great value buys – we take a look…

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  • Sep152014

    Super September Auctions

    Three big auctions in 10 days – it’s the UK equivalent of Monterey Motorweek. We take a look at how…

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  • Sep142014

    Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction 2014 results and analysis

    It could be argued that Bonhams’ very large 107 lot Goodwood Revival 2014 sale didn’t have the theatre of RM’s…

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  • Sep112014

    Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale 2014 – preview

    The Bonhams sale at the Goodwood Revival is the third and final instalment of a week (and a bit) of…

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  • Sep082014

    RM Auctions London 2014 results and analysis

    As usual RM Auctions put on a typically impressive show in London headed up by charismatic MD and auctioneer Max…

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  • Sep052014

    Salon Privé 2014 auction results throw up some interesting numbers

    The inaugural Salon Privé auction hosted by Silverstone Auctions made for an interesting evening with results that many may not…

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  • Aug272014

    Are classic car values still going up?

    Are classic car values going up or has the market topped out? It’s the £4 billion question that many are…

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  • Aug262014

    Classic car auction descriptions – translated

    Buying well at a classic car auction takes skill and knowledge – and that starts with being able to decipher…

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  • Aug152014

    The $38 million dollar Ferrari 250 GTO

    It has been impossible to avoid the hype surrounding the sale of the the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, chassis…

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  • May162014

    Aston Martin Works sale – Aston under the microscope

    Bonhams’ Aston Martin Works sale is a highly anticipated annual event that always produces a few surprises as well as…

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  • May162014

    RM Auctions Monaco sale results 2014

    So, how does the classic car market look when viewed from the rarefied atmosphere of RM’s Monaco auction? One word…

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  • Mar192014

    Classic car finance calculator

    Our classic car finance calculator has been around for a few years and many dealers still use it. The original…

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  • Mar182014

    Changes to the consumer credit licence

    Credit regulation is changing. The OFT will continue to regulate consumer credit until 31 March 2014. After this date, responsibility…

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  • Feb132014

    Classic cars to watch in 2014

    With so much going on across the classic car market, it’s hard to keep up with what’s desirable and what’s…

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  • Feb132014

    Classic watches on finance

    Over the past months we've had a number of requests for classic watches on finance. As we mentioned in an…

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  • Feb092014

    Classic car values – the economic argument

    It’s the million dollar question. What is going to happen to classic car values over the coming months and years?…

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  • Feb092014

    The Classic Car market review- February 2014

    The market has continued to grow throughout 2013, quashing any early fears of a bubble bursting. The market for classic…

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  • Dec112013

    Goodwood announces 2014 FoS and Revival dates

    Definitely dates for the diary of any petrolhead, Goodwood have today announced the 2014 dates for the Festival of Speed…

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  • Dec082013

    The importance of choosing the right classic car dealer

    Choosing a dealer is nearly as important as choosing the right car – due in part to the fact that…

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  • Dec082013

    Finance for classic car auctions

    Have you ever discounted buying your dream classic at auction because your funds are tied up? ?

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  • Dec082013

    Barn finds – how to finance your dream car.

    The “barn find” has become so engrained in classic car culture that  prices for untouched, historically important cars has soared…

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  • Dec082013

    Latest classic car auction results

    What a finish to the auction season! With just a few more auctions to go before the New Year, there have…

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  • Dec082013

    A very busy month.

    A very busy month – even by pre-credit crunch standards –  and we have funded some really interesting cars in…

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  • Oct312013

    Buying classic cars from the USA

    It’s no secret to any petrolhead that the US has spawned some truly great classics. It’s also no secret that…

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  • Oct312013
    Vincent black shadow - buying classic motorcycles

    Classic motorcycles – why they’re a good investment.

    Classic motorcycle values are on the rise - here are the reasons (apart from investment...) that you might want to…

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  • Mar152013

    Don’t dream it, drive it.

    We’d like to say a big thanks to Rupert Lewin and John Bussell for an incredible day at Donington last…

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  • Mar142013

    Financing a race car

    Racing cars is expensive – there’s no other way of putting it. And it’s not just the cost of the…

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  • Mar122013

    Can you finance a restoration?

    The simple answer to this is no – you can’t. Lenders aren’t keen –understandably – on financing a rusty chassis…

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  • Mar122013

    Why use an intermediary?

    Why get us involved with buying and financing your vehicle? What are the benefits? How can we help?

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  • Dec132012
    Classic car equity release

    Release the capital in your car – equity release

    A classic car can be an ideal candidate for equity release - making it possible for you to release capital  from…

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  • Dec132012

    Borrowing is getting easier

    Despite George Osborne’s gloomy Autumn Statement, Classic and Sports Finance have had the busiest November in four years. There has…

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  • May072012

    Classic Polo – Good start to season!

    Classic Polo, the team sponsored by Classic & Sports Finance entered the 2012 Polo season with a great start.

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  • Mar052012

    A £4 Billion hobby!

    The British Historic Vehicle Movement have released their fascinating findings relating to the classic and historic cars market.   The…

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  • Dec292011

    Well remembered!

    I noted that the race driver Peter Gethin had died in early December. Peter taught me the little I know…

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  • Nov012011

    Classic Polo

    Those of you close to us will be aware of our continued association with Polo. As long term sponsors of…

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