Only One Ever Made: 1989 Ferrari 328 Conciso

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The Ferrari 328 Conciso is a bespoke one-off car built on the platform of the Ferrari 328 GTS. The new body was entirely shaped in aluminum alloy over a tubular steel frame to a design penned by famous German coachbuilder Bernd Michalak, his hope being that Ferrari could be convinced to produce a limited run…

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1940 BMW 328 Roadster

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The 1940 BMW 328 Roadster shown here presents a bit of an automotive mystery, its rare Touring of Milan bodywork was constructed using the Superleggera (super lightweight) method with a design in keeping with the Auto Avio Costruzioni sports racer – Enzo Ferrari’s first foray into car construction. These factors likely mean the car you see here was…

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Britten – Return to The Island

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Britten – Return to The Island is a look at one of the most fascinating motorcycles of the 1990s – the Britten V1000. The film is 8 minutes long, and provides a wonderful look back at an often overlooked piece of motorcycle history. Official Description The Isle of Man TT is, without doubt, the most…

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1959 Troy Roadster

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The Troy Roadster is the most famous of the one-off custom builds created by Wally Troy in the 1950s. Stylistically it looks like a cross between an Indy car and a hot rod, which is likely exactly what it was supposed to be. I have a feeling that if you had described a Lotus Seven to…

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1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik

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A Brief History of the Pegaso Z-102 The Pegaso Z-102 was a technologically advanced sports car built by the Spanish in a Hispano-Suiza truck factory between 1951 and 1958. It’s difficult to know exactly how the risky Z-102 project managed to get approved by the accounts department, but the fact that the chief technical manager of the company was…

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27 Liter V12 Brown & Bassett Gentleman’s Racer

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I don’t think there’ll be any significant protest when I say that speedboat design peaked in the mid-20th century. Of course, the materials, engines, and hydrodynamics, have all improved considerably in the decades since. However, when it comes to style and design, you just can’t beat a svelte mahogany speedboat with brass fittings, analog gauges,…

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The Only Iso Grifo 90 Ever Made

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A Brief History of the Iso Grifo 90 The Iso Grifo 90 was built as a life-size wooden model designed by Marcello Gandini in the early 1990s, it was commissioned by Piero Rivolta, who believed the time was right to bring the Iso marque back from the grave. Rivolta commissioned Dallara to develop the chassis and…

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Typewriter Guns

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This series of Typewriter Guns by Canadian artist Éric Nado immediately bring the phrase “The pen is mightier than the sword” to mind, particularly as they were the preferred writing method of the 20th century. Each of these (obviously non-functional) weapons is made from a single vintage typewriter that has been disassembled and rebuilt into…

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Singer Track1 Chronograph

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The Singer Track1 Chronograph is the first foray into the world of horology by the world famous team at Singer Vehicle Design – a company that builds what are unquestionably the greatest reimagined Porsche 911s you’ll find anywhere. The movement chosen for the Singer Track1 is staggeringly complex, in fact it’s only been previously used…

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MOMO Super Grand Prix Steering Wheel

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MOMO is a contraction of the words “Moretti Monza”, the company was founded by racing driver Gianpiero Moretti in 1962 almost by accident – he originally just had one steering wheel made, with a thicker wood rim to better suit his hands. Other drivers quickly noticed the new addition to his vehicle and began requesting…

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The Vehicles of Jomar Machado

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Jomar Machado was an early adopter of 3D design tech, switching from pencil, brush, and paper based print art to largely using computers back in the early 1990s in his native country of Brazil. He quickly began building computers to his own specifications to ensure they had enough processing power to run the typically RAM…

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