The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

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The Golden Age of the British Sports Car is a BBC documentary about the post-WWII success of the small, light and nimble two-seaters rolling out of England. These cars were characterised by their affordability and off-the-charts fun factor, and they went on to inspire multiple generations of car guys (and girls) across the world. This…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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Porsche 356C 1600 SC

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There’s little doubt that Porsche’s 356 is one of the more important sports cars of the mid-20th century, it was the first production car made by Porsche and only their second model after the 1939 Porsche 64. The recipe that made the 356 great was a simple one – it had a rear mounted flat-4,…

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

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I was on my way to a car show last weekend when a bright red Ferrari 250 GT Lusso went past travelling in the opposite direction, I very nearly ploughed into the central divider whilst shouting something incoherent to my Mrs in the passenger seat that must have sounded something a little like 250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso. Her…

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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Growing up in the ’80s there were 3 cars that invariably sat atop every young boy’s wishlist – the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. Posters of these cars adorned millions of bedroom walls and countless playground arguments were had about the pros and cons of each. I was always a…

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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1962 was to be the last year for the C1 Chevrolet Corvette before the introduction of its replacement – Chevrolet chose to send it off with a bang by including a 327 cubic inch V8 in the options list, with a further option to add Rochester Ramjet fuel-injection that boosted output from 250hp to an…

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Ferrari 275 GTB

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The Ferrari 275 GTB was the much anticipated replacement to the iconic Ferrari’s 250 series, it was akin to being the singer who had to go on immediately after Aretha Franklin, but the 275 GTB managed it with aplomb. As Ferrari’s new Grand Turismo, much effort was expended improving and modernising the car’s underpinnings, it…

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Top 14 Cars Of 2014

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2014 has been an extraordinary time for classic cars, a slew of new records were set for cars at auction and the market for iconic cars like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar E-Type show no signs of slowing down. This list of top 14 cars of 2014 is compiled using raw website traffic data as…

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