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February 20, 2017

The Sky’s the Limit

by Matthew Steeples

Bonhams to offer what they call “the world’s most sought after Cadillac” at auction in Florida; it was originally made for the famed BROADMOOR Hotel resort in El Paso County, Colorado   The BROADMOOR – a name that is unique and copyrighted due to its little raised “A” – in Colorado Springs is a vast … Continue reading “The Sky’s the Limit”

February 17, 2017

Down Balling

by Matthew Steeples

Publicity seeking 24-year old Russian brat with a passion for crystal covered cars tones down   In the summer of 2014, a Russian student named Daria Radionova hit the headlines after covering a 2011 Mercedes-Benz 350 CLS 350 – a car typically used by limousine service companies rather than by high rollers – in one … Continue reading “Down Balling”

February 6, 2017

A Working Rolls

by Matthew Steeples

1959 Rolls-Royce estate car owned by late industrial tycoon Orin Smith to be auctioned; it was bizarrely designed to include beds and a loud air horn to “blast” cattle off the highway   Florida based businessman and retired CEO of the Engelhard Corporation Orin Smith (1935 – 2016) was passionate about cars and next month, … Continue reading “A Working Rolls”

January 23, 2017

The Missile

by Matthew Steeples

“Rakish” 8.0-litre Bentley – known as ‘The Missile’ – for sale; it’s “not one for the faint of heart” but would suit Toad of Toad Hall   New to the market through Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars of Grays, Essex is a Bentley 3/8 litre Supercharged Special that combines a chassis from 1925 with a … Continue reading “The Missile”

September 15, 2016

Thatcher’s Jag

by Matthew Steeples

Armoured Jaguar that served as Margaret Thatcher’s last car – and which was also used by David Cameron – sells at auction   Offered with an estimate of £15,000 to £20,000 ($19,800 to $26,400 or €17,600 to €23,600), an armoured Jaguar XJ8 used by Margaret Thatcher sold at auction yesterday for £37,500 ($49,900 or €44,200). … Continue reading “Thatcher’s Jag”

September 12, 2016

Bonded by Broccoli

by Matthew Steeples

Aston Martin built to personal specification of James Bond film series producer Barbara Broccoli for sale   The Aston Martin brand will forever be associated with James Bond and now an example with an especially strong link to the film franchise is available to purchase.   For sale with Kensington dealers Graeme Hunt, a 2008 … Continue reading “Bonded by Broccoli”

July 20, 2015

The #1 Batmobile

by Matthew Steeples

First Batmobile for sale for £3.2 million

February 10, 2013

Ejector seat? You must be joking

by Matthew Steeples

The sale of a gadget laden James Bond-mobile   “I never joke about my work” stated Q when James Bond enquires about the ejector seat in his new Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger.   In October 2010, RM Auctions in association with Sotheby’s sold one of the four world famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5’s made … Continue reading “Ejector seat? You must be joking”

November 10, 2012

Bond’s base

by Matthew Steeples

A home suitable for James Bond   The latest James Bond film Skyfall is the talk of the town and it’s received many a rave review. The fictional James Bond allegedly lived in Royal Avenue, off the Kings Road in SW3, but if he were looking for a house today, we think 9 Hillgate Street … Continue reading “Bond’s base”