Buying at Auction: A Practical Guide
If you have ever toyed with the idea of buying a classic car at auction, but been put off by the possible risks, our short guide offers hints and tips on practical steps which you can take to reduce the risks and make the occasion a little less stressful.
When is a Speed Six Not a Speed Six?
The judge placed huge importance on documents that show a car's continuous history - if claims to its authenticity are made while promoting a sale.
In a perfect world, every historic car would boast a spotless provenance and a documented list of distinguished owners, none of whom ever “abused” the car by changing a major component, let alone by crashing it.
Straight Torque: Why do you need a lawyer to buy a collectors car?
Around 1988, at the height of the 1980s collector car boom, I decided to try my hand at building a legal practice in the collector car field.
The New Papers You Need to Race In Europe
I have already seen an excellent replica Ferrari sports racing car be refused paperwork for having the wrong gearbox.
A Doppelganger Discredited
With any collectible there is always an issue of authenticity, whether art, antiquities, baseball cards or automobiles.
Important VAT Ruling on Classic Car Imports
Jaguar and historic car dealer JD Classics has won a landmark appeal against HM Revenue and Customs in relation to a £210,000 import duty and VAT case.
How to Buy a Car in Europe
After John Draneas’s learned article (April, p. 34) on the title pitfalls of buying a collector car in the U.S., here’s a European perspective.
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