Jaguar XK120 Supersonic by Ghia

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In 1953 the Italian designer Giovanni Savonuzzi created a one-off Alfa Romeo that was destined to race in the Mille Miglia of the same year – the design of this ill-fated Alfa would cause a shockwave that was felt around the world, and is now widely remembered as one of the most significant “jet age”…

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Range Rover Classic

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The two-door Range Rover Classic has long been the number one 4×4 on my personal vehicular bucketlist, some consider it an usual choice but the rapidly growing trend of vintage off-roading is a strong indication that I’m not alone in my Range Rover sentiment. Some will try to tell you that old British 4x4s are…

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Racer

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The Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s homegrown challenger to the refined racing coupes from Europe since 1953, the model has now become one of the longest running production sports cars in history – pre-dating the Porsche 911 by over a decade. In true American style, power is provided by a thundering V8 and the suspension…

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Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R

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The first Nissan Skyline GT-R made its appearance in 1969 as a four-door sedan fitted with a 2 litre S20 inline 6 cylinder engine capable of 160hp. Those familiar with the history of the model will know that it was originally produced by the Prince Motor Company, a Japanese marque that began producing the Skyline…

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Jensen Interceptor III

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The Jensen Interceptor is a great example of what happens when you get the Italians, Brits and Americans in a room in the late-60s to collaborate on a multi-national muscle car. Design was tasked to the Italians by way of Carrozzeria Touring, construction took place at the Jensen factory in Birmingham and the engine/transmission were supplied by…

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The Last New York Checker Taxi

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With an estimated value of between $10,000 and $15,000 USD, this last-of-the-breed New York City Checker Taxi might just be the best value motor car at the upcoming Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction. It was the last of the iconic Checker Cabs to be decommissioned in New York in 1999, over the course of its professional…

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Original Pininfarina Blueprints

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Pininfarina is arguably the most famous automotive design house in the world, they’re responsible for many of the most beautiful cars ever produced, including the Ferrari F40, the Alfa Romeo Spider, the Ferrari Testarossa, the Nash-Healey and plethora of other icons. These four blueprints are all originals from the Pininfarina studios in Italy, they’re showing…

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Iconic Automobile Wallpapers

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This series of minimalist wallpapers is the work of artist Nik Schulz, the owner and proprietor of L-Dopa – a design and illustration firm that produces art for people who prefer a Mustang to a Monet. Nik kindly creates high-resolution desktop wallpapers of his art and gives them away for free. If you’d like to…

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Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster

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The V12 version of the Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster is one of the rarest and (I think) most beautiful pre-WWII American cars ever made. I know that’s a big claim, but I stand by it. And I don’t think anyone in their right mind could look at the car above and disagree with me. The…

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AC Ace

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The AC Ace is a car that you may never have heard of, but might recognise nonetheless. It’s the car that would form the basis for Carroll Shelby’s AC Cobra, and for a time in the ’60s it was the fastest production car in the world. Years before it was discovered by Shelby, the humble…

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1968 De Tomaso Mangusta

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Alejandro de Tomaso was a popular Argentinian racing driver who moved to Italy as a young man, allegedly to escape prosecution in his home country for his part in a political conspiracy that, if successful, would have fundamentally changed the modern face of the country. In the 1950s, shortly after his arrival in Italy, de…

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Range Rover Classic Wallpaper

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The original Range Rover arrived on the scene in 1970 and quickly established the then-new genre of the luxury SUV. The design of the Range Rover was largely developed by the Rover engineers, initially as an aluminium skin to cover the steel body – to make it legal for road testing. The designer loved the…

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