Saturday, 29 October 2016



  • 1971 Miura once owned by knighted rocker tops the Lots
  • Aston Martin DB5 goes under the hammer for £450,000
  • Steve Soper and John Fitzpatrick star on Live Interview Stage
  • Jensen owners celebrate Interceptor and FF 50th anniversary in Live Parade at Alexandra Palace, north London
  • The show runs until 30th October. Tickets, including Platinum experience, still available online and on the door. For further information go to

London, October 29th 2016     
A Lamborghini Miura P400 S once owned by rock star Sir Rod Stewart sold for a price of £909,000 at the Coys auction that took place today at The Classic & Sports Car Show at Alexandra Palace.

The Italian supercar, which was delivered new to the Maggie May singer in 1971, topped more than 60 lots as the show hosted its first classic car sale.

Other auction highlights included a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that boasted only one owner from new – until it sold today for £450,000. Meanwhile, a Ferrari 246 GT Dino made the all-up price of £371,000.

The sale headlined another packed day at the The Classic & Sports Car Show, as more star names from the motoring world made appearances on the Live Interview Stage, presented by Goodwood Road & Racing.

Touring car racing hero Steve Soper drew a large crowd as host Henry Hope-Frost grilled him on his life racing BMWs, Rovers, Ford Sierra RS500s and, more recently, historic saloons and GTs.

Veteran sports car driver and entrant John Fitzpatrick followed Soper on stage and kept the crowd entertained with tales of racing Porsche 935s and 956s during his illustrious endurance racing career during the 1970s and ’80s. Fitzpatrick, who was also signing copies of his new autobiography entitled ‘Fitz’, also revealed how he played a part in discovering a young Lewis Hamilton after witnessing the now three-time Formula 1 World Champion racing karts as a child.

“I recommended to McLaren’s Ron Dennis that this kid could be the Tiger Woods of motor racing,” said Fitzpatrick on stage. “When I left, apparently Ron picked up the phone to [the late karting guru] Martin Hines to find out more about this young lad named Lewis Hamilton.”

Dennis would later sign up Hamilton, who claimed his first F1 world title for McLaren in only his second season back in 2008.

Classic & Sports Car columnists Alain de Cadenet and Simon Taylor were interviewed on stage too, and the latter also took part in the three Live Parades which ran on the South Terrace past Alexandra Palace’s famous façade during the course of the day.

Taylor’s unique HWM ‘Stovebolt Special’ – once a Formula 2 car raced by Sir Stirling Moss that Simon now competes in and drives on the road – roared along in front of an impressive London cityscape, as Rob Hall returned to thrill the large crowds with powerslides in a 1977 six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 Formula 1 car. The iconic racer is appearing in London this weekend thanks to oil company Total and is due to make three more appearances tomorrow (Sunday) on the final day of the 2016 Classic & Sports Car Show.

Behind the competition cars, Jensen owners marked the 50th anniversary of the evocative Interceptor and FF with two parades, while consignments for the Coys auction were shown off during the second run of the day.

James Elliott, Group Editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine, said: “The Coys auction, our first sale at this show, was always destined to be the highlight of day two – and all eyes were on the ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini. The atmosphere in the hall was electric as the hammer fell on lot after lot, while the Live Parades once again gave visitors a fantastic treat in the picturesque grounds of Alexandra Palace.”

Other highlights of the show included a feature showing the restoration of a unique Jaguar XK120 by Pininfarina by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) in association with Total.

Visitors who attend the third and final day on Sunday October 30th can also join in the Pistonheads Sunday Service for enthusiasts in the Pavilion car park, and are also promised a feast of classic cars to view in the halls as the cream of dealers and specialists from the UK and Europe display vehicles from every era of motoring history. Exhibitors include Aston Martin specialist Desmond J Smail, DD Classics, Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors, Hexagon Classics, Gallery Aaldering, vintage Bentley expert Stanley Mann Racing and many more.

There is also a selection of premium food and wine to enjoy while looking out on the spectacular show displays in the Casablanca-themed Fine Dining Restaurant, situated under the iconic Grand Willis Organ.

Visit for more information. The Classic & Sports Car Show continues until Sunday 30th October and tickets, including the Platinum experience, are still available on the door.

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