Beyond the fountain pens and sunglasses, luxury car marques are now competing at the highest levels of fine living, from slick urban real estate to bespoke tailoring to bucket-list travel experiences. Simon de Burton reports. Illustration by Max Ellis
One man’s boyhood dream and another’s “lightbulb moment” are driving forces behind an extensive collection of blue and orange Gulf liveried racing cars. Simon de Burton reports. Portrait by Justin Leighton
In November 2014 an Essex-based restorer-dealer virtually unrivalled in the vintage‑car world opened a Mayfair space to showcase its most immaculate Astons, Ferraris, Mercedes and Porsches. Simon de Burton swung by
All pure performance and stripped-back speed, the Porsche 911 RS is seen globally as a classic-car icon, and a very sound investment. Its latest incarnation is heading the same way, says Simon de Burton.