Volkswagen 21 Window Samba

Volkswagen Type 2 '21-Window' Deluxe Microbus

The 21 Window Volkswagen Samba was the most luxurious version of the iconic Type 2 Microbus, it was offered in both 23 and 21 window variants and both had 8 panoramic windows in the roof as well as a long fabric sunroof. When it was first introduced in Europe, Volkswagen marketed the Samba as a…

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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray


The second generation Corvette was introduced in 1963, it was a substantial update over the original 10 year old design and for the first time a hardtop version was offered. From an engineering perspective the most important update in the C2 Corvette was the introduction of independent rear suspension, the C1 had a solid rear…

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1937 Morgan Three-Wheeler

Morgan Three-Wheeler

H.F.S. Morgan debuted his first three-wheeled cyclecar design at the 1911 Olympia Motor Exhibition, he had previously built a little single seat three-wheeler for his own personal use and it had proved so popular with everyone who saw it that he developed a commercial version. The initial design for the three-wheeler only had space for a…

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Ford GT40 Cutaway

1965 Ford GT40

The GT40 gave Ford the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer in 1966, the win was noteworthy for a few reasons – it was also the first win for an American team at a large European race since Jimmy Murphy took the top step on the podium with his Duesenberg in 1921…

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78


The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 L78 was a 375 horsepower version of the 396 cubic inch V8, it was the second highest spec that you could order a Chevelle in in 1969 – with the highest being the L89 offering identical power but including aluminium heads. The smart money was always on the L78, it…

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1934 Ford Hot Rod Hill Climber

Ford Hot Rod

There aren’t many vehicles more thoroughly American than the ’34 Ford Hot Rod. This one is perhaps slightly more iconic than most, it was built in 1957 specifically for hill climb racing by none other than heir to the du Pont family fortune Alexis ‘Lex’ du Pont – an avid racing driver who saw significant…

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Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister


The 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister was a special edition car offered only to dealers in the Kansas City area, 96 were made in total and today they regularly command prices at auction well in excess of $100,000 USD. The strategy behind the Twister Mustang was a simple one – Ford wanted to sell…

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Jaguar XJ220


“The Saturday Club” was an unofficial group of 12 Jaguar engineers and designers who worked after-hours and on weekends to secretly develop the car that would launch the company directly to the top of the list of the world’s fastest car manufacturers. The Jaguar XJ220 was a revelation when it was first shown to the…

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Porsche 911S Barn Find


In 1967 the Porsche 911S was released to the general public, it received an exceptionally warm welcome from both automotive journalists and those who enjoy spirited driving with a dash of opposite lock. The 911S was different to the standard 911 in several important ways, it came with 158 hp at the rear wheels thanks…

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Bentley 6½ Litre Bob Tail

Bentley 6.5 Litre

The Bentley 6½ Litre was very nearly released as the Bentley 4¼ Litre, but through a twist of fate W. O. Bentley and a Rolls-Royce test driver both encountered one another on their way back from the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon. The two men were each piloting the latest prototypes from their respective…

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Urban Outlaw – Full Film

Porsche 911

Urban Outlaw is a documentary that’s quickly become a bit of a modern car culture touchstone. It’s a half hour long film that offers a glimpse into the life and garage of Magnus Walker, a man who is almost certainly the most famous Porsche customiser in the world. If you’d like to read more about…

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