Porsche 959 Komfort

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The Porsche 959 is famous for many things, but in the United States it’s probably most famous for the fact that it was illegal to import until 1999. During the model’s development Porsche refused to provide the United States Department of Transportation with the four complete 959s they needed for crash testing – and so…

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Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

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The Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider was the first car that the storied Italian company ever produced specifically for the American market, at its heart it was essentially a drop-top version of the 250 GT Berlinetta – with an aluminium hood, doors and boot lid to save weight. Enzo Ferrari had been convinced by…

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Duesenberg Model SJ

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The Duesenberg Model SJ was to be one of the finest and fastest cars ever produced by the storied American luxury automobile manufacturer. Each of the J and SJ models were fitted with the straight-8 engine that had been designed by the Duesenberg brothers in the 1920s for motor racing. This engine was decades ahead…

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BMW M1

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The BMW M1 is a car that’s remarkable for a few reasons, it was to be BMW’s first mid-engined car and quickly became one of the most iconic supercars of the late 1970s. Originally co-developed as a joint BMW-Lamborghini automobile, BMW quickly took over the project and applied strict German precision to all elements of…

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Škoda Popular Sport “Monte Carlo” Wallpaper

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Škoda is an automobile manufacturer that we don’t generally associate with ground-breaking design, but over the 120 year history of the Czech automobile manufacturer’s history they have produced a surprising number of beautiful motor cars. The model you see above is the special “Monte Carlo” version of the Škoda Popular Sport, the company had tasked…

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Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car – Documentary

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Supercharged: The Grand Prix Car is a slightly older documentary about some of the greatest years in Grand Prix racing – the 1924 to 1939 period. I don’t think any other era of motor racing has ever matched the sheer pace of innovation see in the pre-WWII years, and it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything…

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Porsche 944 Turbo

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The Porsche 944 Turbo was the pinnacle of 944 development, which itself had started with an ill-fated agreement between Porsche, VW and Audi to co-develop a car that would share a common platform. VW eventually pulled out of the arrangement so Porsche bought the rights to the project and carried on – eventually releasing the…

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Ferrari 250 LM

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The Ferrari 250 LM was one of Enzo Ferrari’s first dalliances with mid-engine configured cars – he had stubbornly persisted with front mounted V12 for years despite the staggering successes of men like John Cooper and their lightweight, mid-engined, race winning Grand Prix cars. The new 250 LM would be fitted with a rear-mid mounted…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm

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In 1967 Alfa Romeo unveiled the 2000 GTAm – a race version of the ever popular Giulia Sprint GT with an enlarged engine, a lightweight body and styling that could only have been the work of Giugaro. The fundamental body shape used by the 2000 GTAm is shared right across the model series, though the…

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Porsche 356 Emory Outlaw

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The Emory family have been a major influence on the American custom scene since just after WWII, when Grandpa Neil Emory co-founded the Valley Custom Shop in 1948. Neil had a major impact on the rapidly evolving DNA of the American hot rod through the ’50s and into the ’60s. In 1962 was brought in…

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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500

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The Shelby Mustang GT500 is considered by many to be one of the peaks of early muscle car development – from the golden age of the American V8. It was developed as the even-more-insane version of the already fast GT350 – using Ford’s 428 cubic inch (7.0 litre) Cobra Jet V8 in place of the…

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