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