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Beauty’s in the Eye of the Bargain Basement Bugatti

Replica “homage to Jean Bugatti’s Type 57S Atlantic coupé” to be auctioned for a sum 99.9% lower than the most famous of the four originals is said to be worth. £124,000 to £165,000 for the 2016 ‘Assembled Vehicle’ 1939 Delahaye USA Pacific by Terry Cook.

Revolving Friends

Friendship is a ‘revolving door’ suggests Matthew Steeples; embrace the unknown   One’s life, in terms of those we become acquainted with, is much like a...

Elvira Mullens Barney (1904 – 1936)

Though considered one of society’s “Bright Young Things,” the “morally dubious” daughter of Sir John and Lady Mullens was just a tempestuous coke addict...

An Imagined Engagement

EXCLUSIVE – James Stunt corrects entirely invented rumours of his supposedly having become engaged   On Saturday, Matthew Steeples, editor of The Steeple Times, dined at...

A Romantic’s Tower

Tower house on Isle of Man that was home to the Romantic artist John Martin for sale for £3.95 million   Described as “the most sublime...

Flying a White Elephant

Orange County mega-estate sold last for £14 million on an original asking price of £67 million offered for sale again for £43 million after...

Wealth not air

Thrillist’s analysis of the best and the worst features of each London neighbourhood yielded fascinating results – most especially in the case of Kensington...

Keep an eye on the auctions

An analysis of the results of the Christie’s Out of the Ordinary and RM Auctions Battersea sales   Two September events that The Steeple Times...

More Purdey than Posh

Charles Mitford Cust test drives the Range Rover Evoque   When I saw my first Range Rover Evoque coupé in the flesh I decided right then...
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Mackintosh Icebergs

‘Iceberg home’ formed in part from the former Glebe Place, Chelsea, SW3 studios of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife for sale for sum 1,178% higher than in 2012.

Firing Up A 20th Century Limo

‘Stretched’ 1994 Toyota Century for sale for less than the price of a brand new Ford Fiesta; the rammed full of gadgets limousine comes with a food heating compartment and privacy curtains favoured by notoriously shy Japanese people even.

A Life in a Sentence

Matthew Steeples finds amusement in Twitter handles; a life in a sentence can be found on some of the best profiles.

Moving On – July 2020 – Capone, Conran & Kennedy

Moving on homes owned by the newsworthy – including a country house apartment in a castle currently owned by Jasper Conran and the childhood homes of Al Capone and Jackie Kennedy.