1953 Austin-Healey 100 BN1

Austin-Healey 100

The Austin-Healey 100 BN1 originally started life as the Healey 100 – Donald Healey had designed and built a prototype and planned to produce a limited number of the cars from his small workshop in Warwick. In order to keep costs as low as possible Donald had used many parts from the Austin A90, this…

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Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

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The Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40 is a famously tough 4×4 that bears close resemblance to its sibling, the petrol-powered FJ40. These two off-roaders are uncompromising, spartan vehicles designed for use in the harshest environments on Earth, in fact many of them are still in use today across North Africa, Australia and South America. The two countries that…

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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Race Car

Shelby Mustang GT350 H

The Shelby Mustang GT350H is a fascinating chapter in muscle car history and it’s become a bit of an Ugly Duckling fairytale – there was a time after the cars were decommissioned that literally no one wanted to buy them – but 4 decades on they’re highly sought after and regularly sell for solid 6…

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1902 Renault Voiturette

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Renault was established in 1899 by the talented young French engineer Louis Renault, Louis partnered with his brothers Marcel and Fernand – Two men who had years of business experience working for their father’s successful textile company in France. The first model produced by Renault was the Voiturette, it was offered in 3 major iterations…

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Ford Cortina GT

Ford Cortina GT 10

The Ford Cortina GT was designed to be the in-house performance version of the popular Cortina – a car that had been developed to compete with the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor by Roy Brown Jr., the designer of the Ford Edsel – one of the most famous failures in the history of automotive design….

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Boss 429 Wallpaper

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The Boss 429 Mustang was produced in 1969 and 1970 due to the homologation requirements of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Ford needed something extraordinary to challenge the 426 Hemi from Chrysler – so the 429 was shoehorned into the Mustang by the engineers at Kar Kraft, using existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet…

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1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

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This pristine 1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery is a far cry from what we consider a delivery vehicle in the modern age – We’re more used to seeing wheezing diesels puttering into our driveways with deliveries, but it wasn’t always like this. In 1957 when gasoline was cheap and global warming was just something that…

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1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT

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The Ferrari Dino 246GT was the second major model iteration in the Dino family, it addressed the complaints that had been made in some circles about the lack of power produced by the original – the 206GT that was powered by a 2 litre V6 capable of 160hp. The competitive benchmark for the Dino was…

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Historic Racing Cars by ScheningCreative

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This series of historic racing cars is a collection of prints by Arthur Schening of ScheningCreative, there are 21 in the series and I’ve only included 8 in this post so be sure to take a look at the full collection here. Arthur creates and sells the prints individually, each is made using an HP Indigo…

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1925 Stanley Steamer

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The Stanley Steamer is the colloquial name given to the steam powered automobiles produced by Stanley Motor Carriage Company between 1902 and 1924, the Steamers eventually lost out to gasoline powered cars due to the ease of use afforded by an internal combustion engine with an electric starter motor – but for a while there…

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AC Aceca-Bristol

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The AC Aceca-Bristol was the slightly higher-performance version of the Aceca (pronounced “ah-see-ka”) – a model that was essentially a modified coupe-version of the now world famous AC Ace (the car that would later be re-engined by Carroll Shelby and sold as the AC Cobra). The Bristol-powered version of the Aceca was fitted with the…

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