1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

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The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was originally introduced in 1953 as a limited-production luxury convertible alongside the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Buick Roadmaster Skylark. The Cadillac was the runaway success of the group and its influence on both automotive and industrial design throughout the mid to late ’50s is hard to overstate. The price of the Eldorado…

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1967 Can-Am at Road America

1967 Can-Am at Road America

The original Can-Am series, otherwise known as the Canadian-American Challenge Cup, ran between 1966 and 1974. Despite its relatively short life, it’s looked at today as one of the greatest racing series that ever existed, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a motorsport fan anywhere in the world who doesn’t consider it a high-water mark…

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Alpine A110

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The story of Alpine and their 110 is one of the great David vs Goliath tales of 20th century motor racing. In 1973 the small French company Alpine took a 1-2-3 finish at the Monte Carlo Rally, and claimed outright victory in the World Rally Championship – made all the more special because it was…

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1966 Porsche 911 ‘SWB’ Rally Car

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The Porsche 911 is famous for countless things, but there are many who are unaware of the model’s early rallying dominance in some of Europe’s most challenging competitions. After its initial release in 1963 a number of both factory and privateer entries made appearances at the highest levels of international rally competition, and in 1968…

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1966 Fiat-Abarth 1000 TC Corsa

Fiat-Abarth 1000

The racing exploits of the Abarth versions of the little Fiat 600 became legendary throughout the 1960s, the Austrian born Carlo Abarth seemed capable of extracting almost impossible levels of performance from the tiny Italian engine. Carlo Abarth had been born Karl Albert Abarth in Vienna in 1908, he moved to Italy as a young man…

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The Automotive Art of Gregory Johnston

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Gregory Johnston is an artist with a deep passion for the golden era of European motorsports, for this collection he chose to use the materials and fabrication methods of the traditional Italian carrozzeria (coachbuilders). Johnston’s work incorporates parts, styles and methodology used by the engineers at Ferrari on both their sports cars and prototype racers, spanning…

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1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

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The Stutz DV-32 was fitted with what was likely the most technologically advanced car engine in America during the early 1930s. Whilst all the other major luxury manufacturers of the day were developing V12s and V16s, the Stutz engineers chose to use their racing heritage to design an advanced inline-8 cylinder engine with twin overhead…

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Ferrari 365 GTB:4 Daytona

In 1968 Ferrari unveiled their new car, the 365 GTB/4. It was a stark shift from the more rounded and flowing designs of its predecessors and thanks to a 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona by Ferrari – it was quickly nicknamed the “Daytona” by the world’s motoring media. The nickname stuck…

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Luftwaffe Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Luftwaffe Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Unimog is one of the most universally loved 4x4s in the world. Which is really saying something, because typically the various genres within the 4×4 world often don’t get along. The Germans developed the Unimog in the years after WWII using the same logic the British used to create the Land Rover. There was…

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the first Ferrari to be offered for sale with a transaxle, and it would also be the first offered without wires wheels due to concerns about it shredding the spokes – although they were available as an optional extra. Externally, the design clearly took no small amount of inspiration from…

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