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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1940 Plymouth PT105 Pickup

Plymouth Pickup Truck

The Plymouth PT105 Pickup was developed in 1936 as an alternative to the trucks being built by Chrysler – purely because every Plymouth dealer in the United States and Canada paired each model from Plymouth with another product from Chrysler. In order to save time and developments costs, Plymouth built their new truck on a…

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1970 Egli-Vincent

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The Egli-Vincent has become a brand unto itself, it was all started by Fritz Egli in Switzerland in the 1960s – he was a motorcycle racer with a Vincent who he felt could handle better given the 10+ years of engineering development that had taken place since his bike was originally built. Fritz stripped the…

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MV Agusta 750 America

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The MV Agusta 750 America is a motorcycle that was designed by Italians to meet a very specific American specification. By 1975 MV Agusta was in dire financial difficulties, so Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of the sole US MV Augusta importer Commerce Overseas Corporation, sent a specification sheet to Italy outlining a bike they…

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1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria

Stutz DV-32

The Stutz DV-32 was fitted with what was likely the most technologically advanced car engine in America during the early 1930s. Whilst all the other major luxury manufacturers of the day were developing V12s and V16s, the Stutz engineers chose to use their racing heritage to design an advanced inline-8 cylinder engine with twin overhead…

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1967 Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000GT

The Toyota 2000GT is a car with a fascinating history. It was developed by Yamaha for Nissan, Nissan passed on it so Yamaha tentatively approached Toyota – a company famous at the time for its staid designs that were targeted at the budget conscious buyer. Much to the surprise of the Yamaha executives, Toyota jumped…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

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In 1965 Autodelta, the motorsport division of Alfa Romeo, developed a high-performance version of the regular road-going Alfa Romeo Giulia GT. They called it the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – with that additional “A” standing for “Alleggerita”, the Italian world for light weight. Rather than just bolting on better brakes and some new springs, they…

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1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

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The Ferrari 288 GTO was destined to compete in the borderline-insane world of Group B rallying. The FIA introduced the regulations that would define Group B in 1982, and it triggered an arms race amongst automakers that is often referred to today as the golden age of rally. The only downside was the number of…

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1948 Packard Eight Station Sedan

Packard 8 Station Sedan

The Packard 8 Station Sedan was introduced in 1948 and discontinued in 1950, but despite its relatively short production life it’s remembered as an aerodynamically advanced car for the time that in some respects foreshadowed the popularity of the modern sports station wagon. Packard called their new model the Station Sedan rather than the more…

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Stanley Steamer: Model E2

Stanley Steamer

The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American operation famed for being the most successful manufacturer of steam-powered cars in history. At the turn of the 20th century, the concept of the automobile was less than 20 years old and there was no clear indication which method of propulsion was going to be the most popular….

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