MGC GTS Sebring

MGC GTS Sebring

The MGC GTS is a special high-performance version of the MGC, just two were built at the MG factory at Abingdon before the program was discontinued – but fortunately there were also four lightweight shells MGC GTC constructed at the Competitions Department, which were sold to John Chatham with the additional components needed to finish…

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De Tomaso Vallelunga

De Tomaso Vallelunga

The De Tomaso Vallelunga was the first production car made by De Tomaso – a company that up until 1962 had only produced racing cars for Formula Junior, Formula 3, Formula 2, and Formula 1. The decision to do a production run of the Vallelunga was never the original plan – the model had been…

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Alpine-Renault A110 Print

Alpine-Renault A110

The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered by rally historians as one of the greats, it was built by Alpine in France using a range of Renault components including various Renault engines. Aside from its good-looks, the A110 was a handy performer, perhaps most famously it won the first World Rally Championship and a rare 1-2-3 in…

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Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider

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Ferrari built just 10 examples of the NART Spider, 25 had initially been ordered but sales were slow due to the eye-watering price tag – even through the car had been featured in The Thomas Crown Affair as Faye Dunaway’s daily driver. After its appearance in the film, Steve McQueen went right out and bought…

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Documentary: Porsche – Made By Hand

Porsche Factory

Made By Hand is a documentary commissioned by Porsche in the 1950s to showcase their 356 model, the film follows the production of the 356 from sheet metal to finished product, including panel assembly, painting, engine machining, gearbox assembly, and even the final wheel alignment and road testing. It’s a fascinating look back at the…

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1977 Chevron B36

Chevron Racing Car

Chevron Cars Ltd is a small British automaker that should really be a whole lot more famous than it is (outside of the motor racing community). The company was founded by Derek Bennett in 1965 as a way to sell his own unique and successful racing car designs to other privateer racers in the United…

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Ringbrothers Carbon Fiber Mustang

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The Ford Mustang was first released in 1964. What happened next took Ford and the entire American automotive industry by surprise. The bean-counters at Ford had estimated that 100,000 Mustangs would be built in the first year, but the model proved so popular that this number flew by in just 3 months. By the end…

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Cagiva Moke

Mini Moke

The Cagiva Moke was final iteration of the original Mini Moke, which had been in production non-stop since 1964 with over 50,000 produced in Britain, Australia, and Portugal. The British Motor Corporation had commissioned Sir Alec Issigonis and John Sheppard as an ultra-lightweight vehicle suitable for military deployment by helicopter. They used the engine, transmission,…

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Tonino Lamborghini on Ferruccio Lamborghini

Lamborghini

Ferruccio Lamborghini is a towering figure in the history of sports automobiles – and it almost never came to be. The story of how Ferruccio turned from making tractors to sports cars is the thing of automotive legend, and unlike many legends, this one is actually true. This short film by Quartamarcia features Tonino Lamborghini…

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1969 HAZ Buggy

HAZ Buggy 17

The Meyers Manx beach buggy is one of those vehicles that came along at the right time in the right place, Bruce Meyers famously developed the basic design in 1964 on a shortened VW Beetle chassis and then launched it into the cultural maelstrom of 1960s America. Within a few short years the Meyers Manx…

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Land Rover Series III

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The Series III Land Rover was the last to wear the “Series” designation, and many view it as the last of the original Land Rovers. Ever since the first Series I had rolled off the production line in 1948, Land Rover had been constantly updating the design to improve its capability off road, and its…

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