Bocar XP-5

Click the link to see a newer article on the Bocar XP-5. The Bocar XP-5 was the fifth experimental prototype design developed by aeronautical engineer Bob Carnes of Denver, Colorado. Bob was an engineer first and foremost, and as is the case with most engineers he was a decidedly logical man. The name of his new…

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The Bill Thomas Cheetah GT

The Cheetah GT is a car built by Bill Thomas and his team with a very specific target in mind – Carroll Shelby and his then new Shelby Cobra. As a race car builder, Bill Thomas had worked with Chevrolet on a number of projects including performance work on the Chevrolet Corsair, Biscaynes and Bel-Airs…

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1957 Sputnik-1 Prototype Test Model

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik-1 on October the 5th, 1957 and in so doing kicked the Space Race into high gear – where it would remain for over a decade until the Americans landed Buzz and Neil on the Moon in 1969 and took the crown. This Sputnik-1 model was built in 1957 as a…

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1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

The Ford Courier Sedan Delivery was built between 1952 and 1960 as a solution for those who needed cargo space but didn’t want or didn’t need a truck. Ford developed the the Sedan Delivery on the 1956 sedan platform – which itself was an updated version of the iconic 1955 Ford. Ford built just 6,178…

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Bugatti Type 73C Grand Prix Monoposto

The Bugatti Type 73C was to be one of the last great achievements of the iconic French automaker – development of the new Grand Prix racer began in 1944 towards the end of WWII, and the first car began assembly in 1947. The Type 73C was fitted with a 1.5 litre DOHC all-alloy engine with…

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Porsche 356B Roadster

The Porsche 356B was the third generation of the iconic 356 model – Porsche’s first production car and the vehicle that would set their styling, layout, and performance expectations for the decades that followed. 356 production began in 1948, just 3 years after the end of WWII. The car was developed by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche…

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1969 Boss 429 Ford Mustang

The Boss 429 Ford Mustang was built specifically to allow Ford to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – the homologation requirement was that 500 road cars had to be built each season and offered for sale to the general public. The engine developed for the project was a member of the Ford 385…

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Juan Manuel Fangio’s Steering Wheel

Juan Manuel Fangio is broadly remembered as the greatest racing driver of all time, his remarkable feat of winning the World Championship of Drivers five times whilst driving for four different teams (Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Maserati) has never been repeated. This 1956 Championship winning Lancia-Ferrari D50 steering wheel was gifted from Fangio to…

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AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe

The AC Aceca-Bristol was built from 1956 as a more powerful variant of the AC Aceca, the addition of the Bristol suffix denoted the fitment of the 2 litre inline-6 engine from Bristol Cars – the eccentric English automobile manufacturer with close ties to BMW. Whereas the in-house developed AC engine produced 90 hp from its…

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1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

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

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

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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