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Classic Cars: Top Marques for Rarity and Quality

Classic cars of special rarity and quality are proving to be a strong attraction for collectors and investors. Some of these ‘super classics’ have even attained the status of works of art. For example, Fritz Kaiser of Kaiser Partner who owns a Cisitalia ‘202’ SC, 1947, reminded Arts & Collections in a recent interview that the same model (1946) has been on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for sixty years. Designed in...

Aston Martin Centenary

The Aston Martin centenary is celebrated with Champagne and canapés, while a discerning mouse finds an upmarket nesting place. Some of us can be surprisingly careless with our precious possessions, sometimes even forgetting where we left them. It’s possible, for example, to forget where you parked the car. But would you forget that you own an Aston Martin? Some do, it seems, because Aston Martins are quite frequently found slumbering in barns, their owners being...

Classic Cars At Bonham’s Car Auction

A prestigious collection of classic cars once again made for a tremendous line-up at Bonhams’ flagship drive-through car auction in Paris. Even if there are signs of a global financial crisis in other sectors, there was little evidence of purse strings being tightened as bidders fought fiercely at Bonhams’ flagship classic car auction in Paris earlier this year. Spending over €7 million in total, the auction, which featured models from Aston Martin, Ferrari and Bentley,...

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