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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1958 AC Ace Roadster

AC Ace Roadster

Those unfamiliar with AC Cars might look at the AC Ace and immediately see a strong resemblance to both the Ferrari Barchetta and the AC Cobra. The truth is that the AC Ace is widely believed to have been inspired by the design of the Ferrari, whilst also being the original platform of the AC…

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Speed Dreams – The Fastest Place on Earth

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Speed Dreams – The Fastest Place on Earth is a wonderful BBC documentary about a few small teams of British Bonneville enthusiasts who spend years in their shed working on a motorcycle, before shipping it to Utah and unleashing it on the salt in the hopes of taking home a world record. It’s a humbling…

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Sterling Silver Pocket Compass

Silver Pocket Compass

There’s a lot to be said for having a compass on you at all times, you never know when that world-ending ebola outbreak is going to occur and in the meantime, if your iPhone battery dies you’ll still have a hope of not getting lost. The 1.4 inch compass pictured here is handmade in England from…

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Triumph Scrambler by Auto Fabrica

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Every now and then when I’m emailing backwards and forwards with a custom bike builder they send me a description of their bike so expansive and detailed that I feel it’d be almost sacrilegious for me to condense it down into our usual format. As it happens, this Triumph Scrambler by Auto Fabrica has just such…

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Austin Mini Saloon Poster

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The Austin Mini was a hugely influential automotive design, its use of front wheel drive removed the need for a driveshaft down the centre of the cabin, allowing 80% of the space to be used for passengers and their luggage. This innovation led to the Mini developing a reputation as quite roomy despite its smaller size…

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