Range Rover Classic Two-Door

Range Rover Classic

In 1970 the Rover Company rolled out a new two-door 4×4 called the Range Rover. It’s not known if they had any inkling how important this new model would be, or if they had any realistic idea just how popular a road-friendly luxury 4×4 would be both in Britain and around the world. It’s possible…

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Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmet

Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmets

The new-for-2016 Bell Bullitt Carbon Ace Cafe Black Jack Helmet is a collaborative effort between the iconic London cafe – after which the term “cafe racer” was likely coined, and Bell Helmets. It features a monochromatic Union Jack emblazoned over a low-profile carbon composite shell with a tinted visor. Internally the helmet has a multi-density…

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AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe

AC Aceca-Bristol

The AC Aceca-Bristol was built from 1956 as a more powerful variant of the AC Aceca, the addition of the Bristol suffix denoted the fitment of the 2 litre inline-6 engine from Bristol Cars – the eccentric English automobile manufacturer with close ties to BMW. Whereas the in-house developed AC engine produced 90 hp from its…

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Aston Martin Virage Cutaway

Aston Martin V8 Virage Cutaway

In 1988 at the Birmingham Motor Show Aston Martin introduced their new sports coupe – the Virage. At its heart was a 32-valve 5.3 litre V8 with Callaway-designed heads and Weber-Marelli fuel injection, it was capable of 330 hp and 364 lb ft of torque – putting it very close to supercar performance territory at the…

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MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats – 1956

MG EX181

In its post-WWII heyday MG produced a series of world-beating land speed racers, more often than not piloted by the eccentric Captain George Eyston and his contemporaries. In 1956 the Captain partnered with Johnny Lockett and American driver Ken Miles in a bespoke MG EX179 Together they set a Class F record of 141.81 mph…

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000-R

Ford Escort Mk1 5

The Ford Escort Mk1 is perhaps Ford’s single largest success outside of the United States, over 2 million were built between 1968 and 1975, and the name still carries significant weight in the UK and much of Europe. The formula of the Mk1 was relatively simple, it had a stamped steel body, MacPherson strut independent…

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Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin V8

The Aston Martin V8 and the Aston Martin DBS represented a significant shift in styling for the British automaker, gone were the curves of the DB4, DB5, and DB6 – replaced by more modern lines that many have suggested were inspired by the Jensen Interceptor and the Ford Mustang. The new Aston Martin V8 was…

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Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Number 15

Katarina Kyvalova Jaguar E-Type

In 2014 Jaguar shocked and delighted the motoring world by announcing that they were going to build 6 more Lightweight E-Types – the original production run in the mid-1960s was intended to produce 18 cars and so 18 chassis numbers were assigned, but just 12 were built. Once the decision to restart production for the…

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Aston Martin DB4

Aston Martin DB4

The Aston Martin DB4 was the car that would set the course for iconic British automaker over the decades that followed. It was the first Aston with the Carrozzeria Touring designed Superleggera bodywork – a lightweight aluminium body shell with a steel supporting substructure and chassis. Although Carrozzeria Touring is based in Milan, the body was…

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Triumph Street Twin Custom

Triumph Street Twin

The new Triumph Street Twin was introduced in late 2015 to much interest from the public and motoring media, although technically the new 1200cc Triumph Bonneville was listed as the successor to the outgoing 898cc Bonneville – it’s the Street Twin that’s the most similar in size and performance. The original “new” Bonneville first released…

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AC Ace Bristol

AC Ace Bristol 7

The AC Ace is a little British sports car that would go on to become an automotive giant thanks to an American chicken farmer named Carroll Shelby. Before Shelby came along with the Ford 260 and 289 V8, the Ace had been fitted from the AC factory with 3 engines – an original AC 2-litre unit,…

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