Leica R3 Safari

Leica R3 Safari

The Leica R3 Safari was a special limited edition of the popular Leica R3 released in 1976, many credit the R3 with saving Leica as the company had struggled financially in the years immediately prior due to some poor selling models. The R3 was significant for a few reasons, the electronics had been co-developed with…

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Yamaha XS1100 “Eleven”

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Upon its introduction in 1978, the Yamaha XS1100 was the largest-capacity and most powerful production motorcycle in the world. To say it took the motoring press by surprise would be a significant understatement, the leading motorcycle journalists of the day expected a 1000cc bike to compete with the likes of Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki. Yamaha…

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1953 Cunningham Continental C3

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The Cunningham Continental C3 is an American car that was built in exceedingly limited numbers in 1952 and ’53 for Briggs Cunningham – the racing driver, team owner, and America’s Cup champion. Briggs already had a long history of taking cars and modifying them for racing, he modified cars built by companies from Buick to…

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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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Moto Guzzi Airone Astorino

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MotoGalleria is a British motorcycle store with a significant difference over other vintage motorcycle dealers – they focus on selling their bikes as display pieces to offices, homes and public spaces. All of their bikes are in running order and can be licensed and ridden, but the focus is more on the aesthetic appeal of…

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