1956 Austin-Healey 100M

1956 Austin-Healey 100M

The Austin-Healey 100M is a car that occupies a place very high on the acquisition list for any serious vintage car collector, only 640 100Ms were made between September the 5th 1955 and July the 16th 1956 – these original Healeys are now amongst the most sought after post-war British cars in existence. The “M”…

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1974 Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR

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  The Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR is a car that dominated international GT racing in 1974 and 1975, it blew the competition out of the water in the Trans Am, IMSA, and the FIA World Championship racing series – cementing its place in Porsche history as one of the most important factory race cars ever…

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Car Crash: The DeLorean Story

The DeLorean Story

The story of John DeLorean and his now infamous DeLorean Motor Corporation seems almost too Hollywood scripted to be even remotely plausible. The youngest ever division head at GM had decided to go it alone and create an all-new automobile manufacturer to build an all-new car – the now iconic steel DMC-12. What happened next has all the hallmarks…

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Shelby Daytona Wallpaper

Shelby Daytona Wallpaper

  Personally, I think the Shelby Daytona is one of the most beautiful cars of all time. Its incredible history and rarity add to its appeal but from a purely aesthetic perspective, this is an automobile that belongs in an art museum. The Shelby Daytona, sometimes referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, was Carroll Shelby’s…

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The Ultima GTR

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  The Ultima GTR is the automotive equivalent of raw, uncut heroin. It’s offered by the factory as either a turn-key supercar or as a kit car, that latter option allows buyers to configure the final vehicle to their own specifications and price point. Most owners choose a large American V8 coupled to a Porsche G50…

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Porsche 911 L Rally

Porsche 911 Rally

  In 1968 Porsche relented to customer demand and produced a limited run of the 911 L with the full 9552 Rally Kit fitted, factory records indicate that 28 were made in total however less than 9 of these original cars are thought to remain. These factory prepared cars saw significant successes in rally competitions…

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Iso Grifo 7 Liter

Iso Grifo 7

  This 1974 Iso Grifo 7 Liter is a bit of a celebrity in the world of Iso Rivolta, it’s officially the last one produced before the factory shut down in 1974 however its construction was never technically finished. The chassis and parts were bought by Ennezeta, a fabrication firm created by former Iso Rivolata…

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1935 Amilcar Type G36 Roadster

Amilcar Type G36

  Every now and then a car like this pristine 1935 Amilcar Type G36 Boattail Roadster comes up for auction with an estimated hammer price below the value of my house. This causes no small amount of consternation for me as I begin the process of convincing the 6 year old boy who still lives…

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Luciano Rupolo – A Short Film

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  This 20 minute film is a glimpse into the life and times of Italian car collector and lifelong mechanic, Luciano Rupolo. It’s a wonderful piece of filmmaking, the director kept the focus purely on the man and the machines with no filler, narration or flashy graphics. Luciano takes pleasure in relaying the stories of…

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