Ton-Up Garage Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000

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The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000 was introduced in 1984 as the successor to the original Le Mans 850, the new bike had its capacity upgraded to 949cc, it was fitted with bigger 40mm Dell’Orto carburettors, and it borrowed the B10 camshaft from the Moto Guzzi production race bike. The primary selling point of the…

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Lamborghini V10 Engine Coffee Table

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The Lamborghini V10 was released in 2003 mounted in the Gallardo (later used in the Huracan and R8), it’s an aluminium-alloy engine with 4 valves per cylinder, a 90° vee angle, a dry sump, and an 84.5 by 92.8 millimetre bore/stroke. This coffee table uses an original Lamborghini V10 block that’s been shot blasted and…

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Mash Two Fifty Cafe Racer by XTR Pepo

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The Mash Two Fifty Cafe Racer is a lightweight 249cc around-town commuter perfectly suited for use in Italian cities, or any densely populated area for that matter. The 120 kilogram kerb weight makes the bike easy to flick through traffic, and its narrow front profile makes it easy to get in and out of tight…

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The First Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole

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In 1975 Ferrari introduced the 308 GTB, it was a direct drop in replacement for the 2-seater Dino 246 GT and it was also the first mid-engine V8 Ferrari – a trend continued right through to the modern day with the current 458 Italia. The Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole was introduced at the 1982 Paris…

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1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

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This Lamborghini Miura SV was one of the 10 last produced by the factory in 1972, it has production number 751 and 762 was the last one off the production line. It was sold new to Captain Arthur Mechin, a former RAF pilot who had served in WWII and like many Englishmen who called sub-Saharan…

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Gilera 106SS

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Although Gilera is perhaps more famous nowadays for producing small-capacity scooters, there was a time when they took the fight to the greatest racing motorcycle manufacturers in the world and won. The company claimed the 500cc World Championship in 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957 as well as 1st and 2nd place at the 1955 Isle…

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Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Supergioiello

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The Alfa Romeo 1900C was introduced in 1951 as the coupe version of the four-door Alfa Romeo 1900, the addition of the C in the name wasn’t for coupe as many assume, but for corto – the Italian word for short. The 1900 model series was the first new Alfa Romeo to be built after…

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Dino 246GT

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The Dino series produced by Ferrari between 1968 and 1976 was developed as a direct competitor to the Porsche 911 – the German sports car had been a hugely successful model for Porsche and Enzo Ferrari realised that he could enter the same market segment if he had a smaller-engined car built to a similar…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ – Tubolare Zagato

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ (Tubolare Zagato) is one of the most successful road racing Alfas of the 1960s, despite its dominance in European racing events it’s still more famous for its good-looks and its iconic Kammback tail – designed in collaboration with Wunibald Kamm himself. Alfa rolled out the Giulia TZ in 1963, it…

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De Tomaso Vallelunga

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The De Tomaso Vallelunga was the first production car made by De Tomaso – a company that up until 1962 had only produced racing cars for Formula Junior, Formula 3, Formula 2, and Formula 1. The decision to do a production run of the Vallelunga was never the original plan – the model had been…

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Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider

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Ferrari built just 10 examples of the NART Spider, 25 had initially been ordered but sales were slow due to the eye-watering price tag – even through the car had been featured in The Thomas Crown Affair as Faye Dunaway’s daily driver. After its appearance in the film, Steve McQueen went right out and bought…

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1971 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

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The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport was introduced in 1971 as a new and improved version of the standard V7. For their new superbike the engineers at Moto Guzzi installed the alternator on the crankshaft nose which allowed the engine to be installed lower in a new frame – improving centre of gravity. The new frame…

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