Vincent Comet

Vincent Comet

The Vincent Comet was developed by Australian engineer Phil Irving in 1935 as a slightly lighter, smaller version of the British company’s far more famous line of Rapide, Black Shadow and Black Lightning models. The Comet used one half of the famous Vincent high-camshaft OHV, air-cooled V-twin to create a 499cc single cylinder motorcycle with…

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Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles On eBay This Week

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We came across a number of interesting early Harley-Davidsons whilst compiling the Top 5 this week, including a rare and pristine board track racer from 1924. These are becoming highly collectible and regularly change hands for well over $100,000 USD – making the Buy It Now price on this one of $85,000 seem like a…

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Maserati 200SI

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Maserati’s 200SI was a car developed with very large shoes to fill, it was to be the replacement for the popular and successful A6GC6, it would be driven by some of motor sport’s biggest names – including Carroll Shelby and Stirling Moss. Moss took 1st place at the 1956 Trofeo Supercortemaggiore in an evolved version…

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Mazda Cosmo 110S

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The Mazda Cosmo 110S was the first rotary-engined car to roll out of the Japanese marque’s factory, it was dressed in a jet-age inspired body and in its one race outing it landed a hard fought 4th place after belting around the Nurburgring for 84 hours. Each Cosmo was built by hand between 1967 and…

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Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

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Intermeccanica (or more correctly, Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica) is an automobile company with an extraordinary history – it was founded by the American couple Frank and Paula Reisner, who moved to Torino in Italy to pursue their dream of building beautiful, high-performance sports cars. Frank and Paula started out in 1959 building performance parts for European…

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Spitfire Barn Find

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Barn finds come in all shapes and sizes, but very rarely do they come pre-fitted with a Rolls-Royce Merlin V12. After last week’s popular feature of a barn find Messerschmitt BF 109 (technically a Hispano Aviación HA-1112) we did some further digging and quickly realised that old warbirds have been slowly coming out of the…

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Nissan Fairlady Z 432

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Although the Nissan Fairlady Z 432 may look a lot like its far more common stablemate the 240Z, they’re actually two quite different motor cars once you take a look under the skin. The Z 432 was fitted with the same drivetrain as the formidable Nissan GT-R, the engine was the race-ready 160hp 2 litre…

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Shelby Series 1

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The Shelby Series 1 is a car that holds a special place in the annals of American automobile manufacturing – it was the first and only car ever designed from the ground up by Carroll Shelby, one of the country’s greatest automotive legends. The Series 1 was built in very limited numbers, only 249 factory…

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Barn Find: Messerschmitt BF 109

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It isn’t everyday we stumble across a barn find quite as remarkable as this Messerschmitt BF 109, or more accurately, this Hispano Aviación HA-1112. It isn’t commonly known that the Spaniards built licensed copies of the Messerschmitt from 1942 onwards, although they weren’t produced in any significant numbers till after the war due to constraints…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

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The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the hardcore section of the Porschephile community to be the single best 911 of all time. This is high praise when you consider the staggering number of special edition 911s that have been built over the 50+ years since the model’s introduction. As Porsche…

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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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