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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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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AC Ace Bristol

AC Ace Bristol 7

The AC Ace is a little British sports car that would go on to become an automotive giant thanks to an American chicken farmer named Carroll Shelby. Before Shelby came along with the Ford 260 and 289 V8, the Ace had been fitted from the AC factory with 3 engines – an original AC 2-litre unit,…

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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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MGC GTS Sebring

MGC GTS Sebring

The MGC GTS is a special high-performance version of the MGC, just two were built at the MG factory at Abingdon before the program was discontinued – but fortunately there were also four lightweight shells MGC GTC constructed at the Competitions Department, which were sold to John Chatham with the additional components needed to finish…

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De Tomaso Vallelunga

De Tomaso Vallelunga

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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1977 Chevron B36

Chevron Racing Car

Chevron Cars Ltd is a small British automaker that should really be a whole lot more famous than it is (outside of the motor racing community). The company was founded by Derek Bennett in 1965 as a way to sell his own unique and successful racing car designs to other privateer racers in the United…

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Barry Sheene’s 1974 Bell Helmet

Barry Sheene's 1974 Bell racing helmet

Barry Sheene is remembered as one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, and almost certainly the greatest British rider of the 20th century. Sheene had a famously likeable personality and he had a hugely successful second career as a motorsport TV personality and commentator in Australia – where he had moved after retiring…

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1984 Honda CB1100R

Honda CB1100R

The Honda CB1100R was the first homologation special built by the Japanese marque, and it was only sold in markets where it was to be raced – Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Honda based the 1100R on the popular CB900F, it’s total capacity was increased to 1062cc and it maintained the same DOHC,…

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Norton Classic Wankel Rotary

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The Norton Classic is an exceedingly rare motorcycle, just 100 were made in 1987 and today it’s considered one of the most collectible of the post-WWII models from the storied British marque. A twin-rotor Wankel engine was developed for use in the Norton Classic by David Garside who worked at BSA’s Umberslade Hall research facility….

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1969 HAZ Buggy

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The Meyers Manx beach buggy is one of those vehicles that came along at the right time in the right place, Bruce Meyers famously developed the basic design in 1964 on a shortened VW Beetle chassis and then launched it into the cultural maelstrom of 1960s America. Within a few short years the Meyers Manx…

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