Space, pace and grace: New V60 is just ace!

Rossendale Free Press - - Motors -

The 2018 Volvo V60 has style and space A TRIO of rare ex­otic cars from across Europe will be of­fered at auc­tion on 10th and 11th Novem­ber at the NEC Clas­sic Mo­tor Show Sale in Birm­ing­ham.

Lead­ing the trio is a 1960 Fa­cel Vega HK500 (above). Pow­ered by a 6.2 litre Chrysler V8 pro­duc­ing 390bhp, the Vega was one of the fastest cars of its day with a claimed top speed of 147mph.

Known for its clas­sic com­bi­na­tion of Amer­i­can styling with French glam­our, the Vega even drew the at­ten­tion of film stars Dean Martin and Ava Gard­ner in its time.

The model on of­fer is a rare right­hand drive car with a man­ual gearbox and has cov­ered just 35,000 miles. Es­ti­mated at £130,000 to £150,000, it was the sub­ject of a full me­chan­i­cal re­build by Dutch mar­que spe­cial­ists.

Sup­plied new to Aus­tralia in 1964, a 1964 Bent­ley S3 Con­ti­nen­tal by Mulliner Park Ward ‘Chi­nese Eye’ on of­fer only re­turned to the UK in 2015. Main­tained with­out re­gard to ex­pense it is es­ti­mated at £110,000 to £135,000.

Mean­while, a 1960 Maserati 3500GT avail­able at the sale is an in­cred­i­bly rare op­por­tu­nity be­ing one of only forty right-hand drive ex­am­ples pro­duced.

The iconic Ital­ian comes with a 3.5 litre in-line six-cylin­der engine and was orig­i­nally sup­plied to the UK. The car has cov­ered just over 70,000 miles and is es­ti­mated at £165,000 to £185,000.

For more in­for­ma­tion see www. sil­ver­stoneauc­tions.com. COM­PET­ING against 15 other Porsche Cen­tres na­tion­wide, Porsche Cen­tre Bolton won the 2017/18 Porsche Clas­sic Restorac­ing Com­pe­ti­tion.

To cel­e­brate the 20th an­niver­sary of the launch of the Porsche Boxster, 16 Porsche Cen­tres across the UK were chal­lenged to source and re­store a 986 Boxster and were judged on var­i­ous el­e­ments of their restora­tion project in­clud­ing me­chan­i­cal, body and paint prepa­ra­tion and mar­ket­ing ac­tiv­ity, in ad­di­tion to their rac­ing abil­ity over six events.

The team at Porsche Cen­tre Bolton achieved six podium fin­ishes across all races with their su­perbly-re­stored car.

Josh Mor­ris, a parts ad­vi­sor, was their driver at Brands Hatch and Sil­ver­stone in the bright blue Wally’s Jeans ‘Lucky Spark’ his­toric liv­ery car.

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