1927 Ace 1229cc Four

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The Ace Motor Corporation was an American motorcycle manufacturer that had a short life, but a profound impact on engine design – especially for the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company who acquired Ace in 1927. Ace was started by William G. Henderson in 1919, he’d sold his first motorcycle company (Henderson) to Excelsior in 1917, and…

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Apollo 12 Moon Flag

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This American flag was onboard Apollo 12 for the entirety of its mission to the Moon in November of 1969, it’s made of silk and has the signature of Alan L. Bean in the lower right corner – Bean was the Lunar Module Pilot for the mission, which also happened to be his first time…

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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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