Porsche 911 Speedster

The Porsche 911 Speedster was the second production Porsche to wear the Speedster badge, following on from its hugely successful predecessor from 30 years prior – the 356 Speedster. Much like the first Speedster, the 1980s variant was originally developed to be a simpler, lighter version of the base model with no bells and whistles, and…

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Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I

The Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina was the first series-produced cabriolet (convertible) ever made by the storied Italian automaker – in fact it was build so early on that coachbuilder “Pinin Farina” hadn’t yet rolled its name into “Pininfarina” (which occurred in 1961). A total of 40 250 GT Cabriolet Series…

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1985 BMW M635 CSi

The BMW M635 CSi is one of those cars from the ’80s that helped define performance motoring for the decade, and unlike its competitors from the era of big hair, keytars and trickledown economics – it’s still almost affordable. The M88 engine used in the M635 CSi is one of the finest ever made by…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is almost universally known by its unofficial nickname – Ferrari Daytona. Ferrari have never formerly embraced the Daytona label, and even now it only gets a single begrudging mention on their official website. This moniker was first applied by the media in the wake of the dominant 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24…

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Pegaso Z-102 by Touring

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

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1934 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type

Invicta was a pre-WWII British automobile company that didn’t survive the turmoil of the mid-20th century, it was a keen competitor with companies like Bentley and Rolls-Royce – and the Invicta S-Type you see here was possibly their finest creation. The secret to the world-beating performance capabilities of Invicta’s 4½-Litre S-Type was the low-slung body….

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1981 BMW M1

The BMW M1 was a radical departure from business as usual for BMW, famous at the time for building more practical cars the M1 was a dynamic Giugiaro-designed supercar that could rub shoulders with the best of them. The M1 began production in 1978 after a period of turmoil surrounding a partnership between BMW and…

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1956 Ferrari 290 MM

The Ferrari 290 MM you see here is likely to match or surpass the record for the most valuable car in history when it rolls across the auction block with RM Sotheby’s on the 10th of December in New York. This may sound like a heady statement but consider the following – this car is…

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Jaguar XJ220

“The Saturday Club” was an unofficial group of 12 Jaguar engineers and designers who worked after-hours and on weekends to secretly develop the car that would launch the company directly to the top of the list of the world’s fastest car manufacturers. The Jaguar XJ220 was a revelation when it was first shown to the…

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Bentley 6½ Litre Bob Tail

The Bentley 6½ Litre was very nearly released as the Bentley 4¼ Litre, but through a twist of fate W. O. Bentley and a Rolls-Royce test driver both encountered one another on their way back from the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon. The two men were each piloting the latest prototypes from their respective…

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