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A Kaiser double

Rare 1954 Kaiser-Darrin roadsters to be auctioned in Arizona and Paris; they come complete with unusual sliding doors   The Kaiser-Darrin was America’s first production fibreglass...

The Bentley of Taste

Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback originally owned by the son of the founder of clothing giant Burton heads to auction at the Salon Privé sale   Sir...

A light mile

Running shoes in which Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile to be sold for £30,000 to £50,000...

Leon Max (born Leonid Maxovich Rodovinksi)

Having become “more British than the British” after paying £15 million for Easton Neston House at Towcester in Northamptonshire in 2005, Leon Max got what...

Seafair – The Hurricane Hut

The last great Newport ‘cottage’ heads into its second year on the market   Standing on a “monumental seaside plot of land” and hailing from what...

Resplendent in red

Stunning carmine red 1953 Jaguar XK120 roadster heads to auction at the RM Auctions Hershey sale   The final scene of the 1999 film Cruel Intentions sees...

Travels with du Maurier

Travelex founder puts the childhood home where Daphne du Maurier allegedly conducted two of her most illicit relationships on the market for £32 million   The best-selling...

A magical Daimler

Legendary 1954 ‘Docker Daimler’ heads to auction   Sir Charles Dunstone recently took to the seas in his newly refurbished 65-metre yacht, the Shemara. The vessel,...

Larry and Leigh’s love nest

Small, unmodernised former home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh for sale for the extraordinary figure of £7.5 million   Built in 1850, Durham Cottage in Christchurch...

Gloria Minghella MBE (AKA “the Queen Mum of the Isle of Wight”, 1930 – 2014)

The mother of the Academy Award winning film director Anthony Minghella CBE (1954 – 2008) was a matriarch who lived by the philosophy: “You...
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