AC Aceca-Bristol

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The AC Aceca-Bristol was the slightly higher-performance version of the Aceca (pronounced “ah-see-ka”) – a model that was essentially a modified coupe-version of the now world famous AC Ace (the car that would later be re-engined by Carroll Shelby and sold as the AC Cobra). The Bristol-powered version of the Aceca was fitted with the…

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1977 Porsche 911S

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This Guards Red 1977 Porsche 911S is a thing we aren’t seeing that often anymore – an affordable 911. Although a smidge over $25K might not be affordable for everyone, it certainly isn’t expensive for a vintage Porsche, especially the 911 – a model that’s been seeing an extraordinary sales boom since the mid-2000s. I know…

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HRG 1500 WS Roadster

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This 1953 HRG 1500 WS Roadster was the very first of the HRG cars to be fitted with the newer and more powerful Singer 4-cylinder engines – The HRG Engineering Company wasn’t large enough to afford its own engine-development department but this gave them the freedom to pick and choose from the best engines being…

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1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an automaker that’s largely unknown today, but back in their pre-Depression heyday they were globally recognised as a leader in the production of luxury automobiles – second only to Rolls-Royce in fame and reputation. The company started life in 1900 as a small Italian outfit that assembled and sold early Renault automobiles,…

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1982 Ferrari BB 512i

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The Ferrari BB 512i was to be the last of the popular BB 512 (Berlinetta Boxer) models, the little “i” added to the name was to indicate that it was now fuel injected – with a Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection unit that both improved throttle response and helped tidy up emissions. As with its…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

Top 5 Cafe Racers

The Cafe Racer has been a major fixture of the custom motorcycle world since they first started rolling out of small British sheds in the late 1950s. They’re now a global phenomenon and we regularly see them being built in garages and workshops from Java to Jersey – the fundamentals are usually defined as a Manx-style fuel…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé is the lightweight version of the more common Giulia Sprint GT. The additional “A” in the name stands for “Alleggerita” – Italian for lightweight. The body panels were all shaped from aluminium instead of the steel used on the GT model, the body was then riveted to the…

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1934 MG Magnette Racing Special

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This 1934 MG Magnette ND/NE Racing Special has a fascinating history – it was built and sold to W E C Watkinson, a recognised MG ‘works’ factory driver who had the factory install an NE-specification racing engine. Watkinson raced this car at Brooklands and elsewhere in the United Kingdom before the start of WWII in…

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WWII in Colour – The Air War

WWII in Colour - The Air War

WWII in Colour – The Air War is a one and a half hour documentary covering the use of aircraft throughout the Second World War, as a bonus the footage is all in colour – which seems to bring it home in a way that black and white never really does. Recently I’ve been working my…

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