Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

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This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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1969 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2

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The Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2 was the successor to the highly acclaimed Lotus Cortina Mk 1 – a small British car that had enjoyed significant successes on the race tracks of Europe, largely due to the special treatment showered on the cars by the engineers at Lotus. The new Mk 2 was fitted with…

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E-Type Poster by Petrolified

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Petrolified is a one-man operation run by Martin Miskolci, he made a name for himself with a poster design last year called the “Wall of Wheels” – the design was so successful that he decided to create a collection of posters with a similar design aesthetic. The E-Type poster measures 30 x 40 cm (11¾” x 15¾”)…

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DeLorean Chronology Poster

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I’m yet to meet a person who doesn’t have a pronounced soft-spot for the Back to the Future film series, the movies launched the DeLorean from slight obscurity to instant global sensation – and it’s arguably the films more than the car itself that have ensured that the DeLorean is still in limited production 33…

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Jaguar XK140 MC

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The Jaguar XK140 was the improved follow on model from the XK120 – a car famous for being the fastest in the world when it was released. The first XK120 was delivered to American uber-icon Clark Gable in 1949, kicking off an extraordinarily successful sales run that would top 12,000 units by the time the…

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21-Window Deluxe Volkswagen Type 2

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The Volkswagen Type 2 is better known by the nicknames it received in the various countries where it was sold, the Americans usually call it the the Bus or Hippie Van, the Brits call it the Camper and every Australian I talked to knows the Type 2 only as the Kombi Van. Following on from…

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Alpine-Renault A110

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The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Das Auto The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us is a fantastic and brilliantly scripted documentary by the BBC – it takes a long, honest look at the German automobile industry and the conclusions drawn are hard to deny. As a person with double-barrelled British heritage it’s sometimes difficult to admit just how much better the…

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