1975 Norton Commando

Norton Commando

This pristine 1975 Norton Commando is the result of a restoration by the team over at Colorado Norton Works – almost certainly the world’s foremost authority on resto-modding the classic British parallel twin. The Commando you see here has had the original carburettor replaced with a far superior 34mm Mikuni unit, this significantly improves reliability…

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.410 Gauge Walking Stick Gun

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There’s something undeniably dapper about a gentleman with a discreet walking stick gun – a tool originally designed as a defensive weapon against the street urchins and ruffians of the Victorian era. The vintage .410 gauge walking stick/shotgun you see above is an original, working example and is leather covered with a brass collar concealing the…

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Asprey Pocket Knife & Game Counter

Asprey Pocket Knife

This ivory-handled Asprey pocket knife has a clever game counter and place finder built into its side – to ensure that the country gent can keep tabs on his afternoon’s shooting without losing count. The knife itself contains one large blade and two smaller blades, a flat-head screwdriver, a wood-saw, a cartridge-extractor for 12 & 16-bore…

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1951 BSA Star Twin Bonneville Racer

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There’s something unusual about the salt flats at Bonneville, for some reason the sodium from this location in Utah inspires some of the most jaw-dropping amateur engineering on earth – the veterans call it “salt fever” and once you’ve got it, you’ve got it for life. One such sufferer of salt fever is Dan Daughenbaugh,…

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1985 Land Rover Defender 90 TDi

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1985 was just the second year of production for the Land Rover Defender 90 model, it was closely related to the short wheelbase Land Rover Series III but it included a number of small improvements that together would have a major impact on both on and off-road performance. The now antiquated leaf springs had finally…

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1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

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This 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 is a great example of the magic that typically happens when the Brits and the Americans stop arguing about warm beer and what constitutes ‘football’ for long enough to work on a joint project. At its core, the Shelby Cobra is a lightweight British roadster with an absurdly large American…

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1963 Lola Mk6 GT

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The Lola Mk6 GT is a car that may look vaguely familiar – it was the result of a collaboration between Ford and Lola, and it would eventually become the basis of the iconic and hugely successful Ford GT40. Similar to the GT40, the Lola Mk6 GT had a mid-mounted Ford V8, a space-frame chassis,…

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Chopper Reaper Tee by ODFU

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ODFU is an acronym for One Down Five Up, it’s also a British clothing brand run by designer and aspiring grease monkey Kevin Wilson. We’ve featured his work here before and it’s always been very popular, his designs are unique and they tend to appeal to those who have a penchant for cafe racers, flat…

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Nigel Mansell’s Steering Wheel

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This is Nigel Mansell’s Momo steering wheel from the 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix, it was originally fitted to his John Player Special Lotus 91, it’s the wheel he used to steer himself to the 3rd place step on the podium and it’s now been mounted on a stack of gearbox cogs. The JPS Lotus heritage…

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