Documentary: Look at Life – Vintage Models

The Look at Life series of short documentaries were produced in the 1960s to offer a glimpse into parts of society that might otherwise never be seen by the average Brit. This film, titled Vintage Models, is a look into the world of classic car enthusiasts – as they were in 1963. It’s interesting to look back…

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1969 Mercury Cougar Boss 302

The Mercury Cougar Boss 302 is exceptionally rare even amongst other low volume American muscle cars, just 169 were built, and it’s not known exactly how many have survived to the modern day. The Mercury Cougar Mercury introduced the Boss 302 in 1969 as a special version of the Cougar Eliminator, it was marketed as…

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The Official Buying Guide – Austin-Healey 3000

Introduction Of all the British sports cars ever made the Austin-Healey 3000 series are amongst the most iconic and most desirable, despite the fact that they were by no means the most expensive nor even the most sophisticated. Originally created to provide an affordable sports car so that enthusiasts of modest means could participate in…

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1967 Ford Bronco Half Cab

The Ford Bronco Half Cab was a rare version off the iconic 4×4, just 2,317 were built in 1969, as the overwhelming majority of buyers opted for the slightly more practical wagon body style. Officially called the Bronco Sport Utility Pickup, the motoring public quickly nicknamed it the “Half Cab”, and today this is the…

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Porsche Flat-6 Engine 1:4 Scale Model

Explaining how an engine works can be difficult without the use of visual aids, and one of the best possible aids is a fully-functioning transparent engine. This 1:4 scale model Porsche flat-6 by Franzis has a see-though crankcase, cylinders, and heads, allowing you to see the pistons, valve train, con rods, and crank all working…

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

The Chevrolet Corvette L88 was a special version of the iconic American sports car that was available for just 3 years – between 1967 and 1969. Chevrolet kept the existence of the L88 option package very low key in order to try to avoid having regular customers buy them – they were really intended as…

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1932 Ford – Drag Racing Class AB Champion of 1954

In some respects, “Barn Finds” have become the sunken treasure of the 21st century. Whereas treasure hunters of old used to venture out into the Caribbean sea or further afield looking for the wrecks of Spanish galleons, their modern automobile-hunting equivalent go searching through old sheds, backyards, garages, and barns. And sometimes what they find is just…

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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA was the out-and-out race version of the Giulia Sprint GT road car – just 500 GTAs were built for homologation and today they’re highly sought after by collectors and vintage racers. The Story of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA The “A” added at the tail end of the…

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Aston Martin DB6 MKII Vantage

The Aston Martin DB6 was produced in higher numbers than its forebear the DB5, and it would be the last in the original series of DB cars until the arrival of the DB7 in 1994. The DB6 was by far the most refined of the early DB models, offering more interior space and adequate headroom…

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