• Kicking off the year in style, the Scottsdale auction achieved an impressive $18 million, led by a 2015 McLaren P1 that sold for $2,090,0000. In Europe, Ferraris led the Grand Palais sale, with the marque accounting for half of the top ten lots sold.

• In spring, there are a duo of single-marque sales at Bonhams. The Mercedes-Benz Sale in Stuttgart this year focuses on motor cars of the 1930s, with a 1936 Mercedes- Benz 500K Sports Roadster, estimated
at €3,500,000-4,500,000, and a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster, estimated at €2,700,000-3,500,000. Elsewhere, the Aston Martin Sale has two exceptional DB5 models, with a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible estimated at £750,000-850,000, and, in current ownership since 1973, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Sports Saloon, estimated at £450,000-550,000.

• In this issue, world-renowned motoring historian, Doug Nye, delves deep into the racing past of the legendary Jaguar C-Type now offered at Monaco; Richard Williams takes a look at what makes the Bugatti
Type 57SC so special; and Ruth Fletcher investigates the tale of the long-lost Broughs of Bodmin Moor.

  1. 1985 Ferrari  288 GTO

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    Hot off the line
    The 288 GTO is one of the rarest Ferraris, with just 272 examples ever built. James Knight explains the allure

    Rarely does a car take on iconic status when new, let alone before the first example rolls off the production line, but the 288 GTO achieved just that. Each and every model built was allocated and sold before production had even started in 1984.

    The 288 GTO is one of the most desirable supercars of the modern age, and with ...

  2. Appointed by the Receivers of Midair Squadron Limited,1959 English Electric Canberra PR9 XH134 (G-OMHD)

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    By land, sea and air
    Ruth Fletcher looks at the machines flying in for the 74th Goodwood Members' Meeting

    Be it by land, sea or air, the Goodwood Members' Meeting sale is all about bringing the best in modern engineering to auction.

    The first of three Bonhams sales at Goodwood this year, Members' Meeting boasts a wide variety of lots, including two planes, a boat and more than 60 collectors' motor cars.

    From the skies, one of the highlights ...

  3. A rare supercharged,1926 MERCEDES-BENZ  24/100/140 PS MODEL K La Baule Transformable  Chassis no. 35426 Engine no. 60616

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    The mighty Merc
    The Mercedes-Benz Model K was not for the faint hearted. Melissa Lawford investigates the fastest car on the road.

    With the merger of Daimler and Benz in 1926, two of the motoring world's most significant motor manufacturing dynasties pooled skills and resources to produce a mighty force in the infant motor industry.

    The 1926 Model K that resulted from this merger was a true masterpiece, claiming to be the fastest touring car in existence.
    With so much power ...

  4. 1952 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing,1952 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing

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    Spot the difference
    Do Jaguars change their spots? Doug Nye explains how the Bonhams motoring team helped solve the identity crisis of a very special C-Type

    Among the great car marques, Jaguar has a unique claim to greatness. During the 1950s the Coventry outfit won the world's most famous motor race – the Le Mans 24-Hours – no fewer than five times. Its first dedicated sports-racing car design, the Jaguar XK120C or 'C-Type', won in 1951 and 1953. This was followed by the D-Types which scored a ...

  5. From the estate of the late Frank Vague, The ex-Hubert Chantrey,1932 Brough Superior 800cc Model BS4 Frame no. 4004 Engine no. M131039

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    Beasts of Bodmin
    A long-lost hoard of classic motorcycles has come to light in a remote Cornish village. Ruth Fletcher gets the dirt on the Broughs of Bodmin Moor

    The simplest of things are misplaced: car keys, mobile phone, wedding ring ... it's easy to do. However, losing a stash of eight motorcycles – with a collective value of around half a million pounds – is a different story.

    "Very few people knew that they still existed, many believing them to be an urban myth, or just lost completely," said Ben ...

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