The Last Shelby Cobra 289

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This is the last Shelby 289 Cobra that would ever be sold, capping off a remarkably successful run that gave the humble AC Ace Roadster a whole new lease on life, not to mention global fame and notoriety. Although the latter Cobras with their mighty 427 cubic inch engines tend to dominate the bedroom-wall-poster-world, the…

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Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin DB5

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Although he’s obviously best known for his music, Paul McCartney is also an inveterate car guy, with a list of formerly-owned classics as long as your arm. One of his first “big” automotive purchases was the car you see here, a brand new Aston Martin DB5 in 1964 – possibly influenced by the fact that the…

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Jet Black Custom Land Rover Defender

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Cool n’ Vintage is based in Portugal, they’ve made a name for themselves in recent years for buying all manner of iconic vehicles and then restoring them in their own unique way. Rather than going for a concours restoration, the team behind the garage door at CnV typically aim for what could be described as…

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Davida Koura Helmet

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The Davida Koura is a new helmet from the British company, it’s a classically styled full face that was developed by a team of engineers who previously worked in Moto GP and Formula 1. Interestingly, Davida is the only certified helmet manufacturer in the United Kingdom, each of their helmets are handmade in Birkenhead, just…

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Beese Wendt’s Vincent Hillclimber

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Between them, Glen Kyle and Beese Wendt won won 5 National Hillclimbing Championships aboard the heavily customised Vincent Rapide Series B Hillclimber you see pictured above and below. The Glen Kyle Era The bike started out as a stock 1948 Vincent Rapide Series B, but it was acquired by Glen Kyle in the late 1950s and…

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Conrod Bottle Opener

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The Rag and Bone Man is a small company run by friendly Londoners Paul and Lizzie. Traditional rag and bone men have plied the streets, junkyards, and workshops of England for centuries – collecting scrap and junk before repurposing it or recycling it. This conrod bottle opener is one of Paul and Lizzie’s more recent…

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Ringo Starr’s Mini Cooper S

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In 1967 each member of The Beatles was gifted a Mini wby their manager Brian Epstein, a larger than life character who had seen the band performing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club and decided on the spot to become their manager. He became an integral part of The Beatles, and many years later…

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1965 Sunbeam Tiger

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The Sunbeam Tiger is one of Carroll Shelby’s most harmless looking creations, being based on the borderline-adorable Sunbeam Alpine that had styling reminiscent of the much larger Ford Thunderbird.

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Burlen SUi Fuel Injection “Carburettor”

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The SU Carburettor was developed by brothers Herbert and Carl Skinner in the early 1900s – the name is an abbreviation of Skinner Union. The unusual-looking carburettors would go on to become almost ubiquitous in the British motor industry, and would be fitted to engines in cars built by Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Rover, Riley, Turner, Austin,…

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Documentary: Jaguar At Le Mans In 1953

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The 24 hour endurance race in 1953 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France was a comeback year for Jaguar, after a disastrous performance the year before. The early overheating issues that had plagued the still-new Jaguar C-Type had largely been rectified, and 1953 would see the addition of disc brakes to…

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