Amphicar Model 770

The Amphicar holds the distinction of being one of history’s most successful amphibious cars, despite the fact that it was a bit of a sales disappointment when it was released in 1961. Initially estimates had put the anticipated sales figures close to 20,000 units per year but by the time production ceased in 1968 just…

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Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Number 15

In 2014 Jaguar shocked and delighted the motoring world by announcing that they were going to build 6 more Lightweight E-Types – the original production run in the mid-1960s was intended to produce 18 cars and so 18 chassis numbers were assigned, but just 12 were built. Once the decision to restart production for the…

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Ringbrothers Carbon Fiber Mustang

The Ford Mustang was first released in 1964. What happened next took Ford and the entire American automotive industry by surprise. The bean-counters at Ford had estimated that 100,000 Mustangs would be built in the first year, but the model proved so popular that this number flew by in just 3 months. By the end…

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The Engineering of Star Wars by Hans Jenssen

Hans Jenssen is a staggeringly talented artist who was contracted by the team behind Star Wars in 1997 to create a series of hand-drawn illustrations of the inner engineering of various Star Wars vehicles and scenes. The fact that Hans doesn’t use any software or other digital means to create his work seems almost antiquated…

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The Automotive Art of Gregory Johnston

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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Stanley Steamer: Model E2

The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American operation famed for being the most successful manufacturer of steam-powered cars in history. At the turn of the 20th century, the concept of the automobile was less than 20 years old and there was no clear indication which method of propulsion was going to be the most popular….

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Bimota 860

Bimota is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer that specialises in engineering world class frames and suspension – usually using a Japanese or Italian motorcycle engine and transmission. The company was founded in 1973 by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini. The three men decided to join all of their names together to create a portmanteau…

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1952 Ferrari F2 Oil Tank

This Ferrari oil tank was originally fitted to the yellow Ecurie Francorchamps Number 0208 car campaigned by Jacques Swaters and Charles de Tornaco during the 1952 and 1953 seasons – the car won the Avus F2 Grand Prix driven by Swaters in 1953. The tank is made from four sheets of riveted aluminium that have…

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