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What are we bid for this stunning Ferrari?

A fabulous Ferrari F40 first owned by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour went under the hammer at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed auction.

The 200mph supercar had no estimate at auction but was set to fetch up to £1million. Music icon Gilmour bought the 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta direct from Maranello, Italy – the home of Ferrari – after the band’s Modena leg of their…

Listing every extra on cars to result in insurance hike

Drivers may soon have to list all of their car’s options on an insurance application and this could result in more expensive policies for some, Auto Express have reported.

Peter Shaw, CEO of the insurance industry body Thatcham Research, said: “We are working with car manufacturers and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders over sharing of optional fitment data with the insuranc…

Demand for used vans on the rise

Small businesses are turning to used vans rather than investing in new models due to their concern over the recent General Election and the potential outcome of Brexit.

SMMT figures show new van sales down 5.3% to 26,982 year-on-year in May and lagging behind 5.0% in the first five months of the year. Alex Wright, managing director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions, says  expanding smaller…

Pedal power! Our intrepid duo set for epic cycling challenge

Four wheels usually manage to keep our Managing Director Gary watts occupied but he is set to head out on two wheels with good friend Chris as they gear up to the cycling challenge of Land’s End to Lowestoft.

The epic journey, which covers around 475 miles, begins on Friday, and if you follow our social media platforms on Facebook and Twitter you’ll be able to keep posted of the dynamic duo’s…

Excitement builds as Festival of Speed inches ever closer

The Festival of Speed, on our doorstep, is inching ever closer. And highlights of this year’s Forest Rally Stage at the top of the Goodwood hillclimb will include a celebration of ’20 years of the World Rally Car regulations’, including current, R5-spec Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20 and the debut of the Proton IRIZ R5.

This year’s festival theme of “Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s…

Car finance; and how you can avoid costly pitfalls…

More evidence, if needed, that your first call should be to us here with the news that some 20% of drivers using car finance do no research into their options, with half simply picking a scheme on the spot at the dealership.

Plus, 41 per cent of motorists don’t bother getting any car finance advice at all!. Many motorists could be opening themselves up to an expensive or unsuitable contract,…

We’re looking Foxy!

Here at GWA Cars and Finance we are very proud to be a motoring businesses that meet Foxy Lady Female Friendly Standards.

We’ve been endorsed by the female friendly approved UK network of garages and car dealers; part of our pledge is to promise to “never overcharge, patronise or sell women services they don’t need”.

The reaction from Twitter and Facebook to our announcement was met wit…

Don’t make driving a risky business

A cautionary note arrives in the form of a new study, which has revealed one in four motorists admit regularly taking risks on our roads. Researchers found millions of drivers flout laws whilst behind the wheel, with speeding still the most common issue.

Almost half of the 2,000 motorists who took part in the study admitted regularly exceeding the 70mph motorway speed limit, while a quarter…

Electric and hybrid sales on the rise

March was a bumper month for car sales, with 562,337 new cars registered. And it is said that hybrid and electric cars are becoming more popular. Sales of alternative fuel vehicles rose by 31 per cent in March ahead of the car tax changes, while diesel car sales (see previous story) only saw an upturn of 1.6 per cent.

The increase in sales of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars means…

Rolls Royce Goodwood workers set to strike

Car strikes could be on their way to Chichester. Workers at BMW have voted overwhelmingly to take action, thought to be scheduled to take place between 19 April and 24 May, in a dispute over pensions.

BMW workers making engines and the Mini and Rolls-Royce motorcars plan to strike over plans to close their final salary pension scheme.

The RMT union says the proposal could see some workers…

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