1954 Jaguar XK120 Competition

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The Jaguar XK120 was first shown to the public in 1948, it was just 3 years since the end of the Second World War and this new, sleek Jaguar was exactly what the British public needed. Even though the price tag was far beyond reach for most working class Brits, the fact that it was the fastest production car in the world was a source of great pride – Jaguar further capitalised on this by setting multiple world speed and endurance records with the XK120 over the course of its 1948 to 1954 production run.

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Moto-Lita Eagle 4 Woodrim Steering Wheel

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Moto-Lita is a British company with a fascinating history, it was founded by Simon Green, who had started working at the iconic Cooper Car Company at the age of just 14. His attention to detail was immediately apparent, as was his ability to work with wood and metal – so they set him the task of…

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Jaguar Mark II – The Gentleman’s Express

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The Jaguar Mark II is commonly referred to as the Gentleman’s Express, particularly the 3.8 litre version fitted with the twin cam XK straight-6, capable of 220bhp in stock trim and a top speed of over 125 mph and 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds. These are genuinely remarkable figures for a 4-door saloon car first offered for sale in the 1950s.

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1956 Cooper-Climax T39 Bobtail Racer

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The mid-engined Cooper-Climax Bobtail was an early part of a major global motorsport revolution. Its mid-engined layout combined with a space frame chassis and lightweight alloy body would form a template that would be copied far and wide – eventually becoming the de facto structure for almost all sports racing cars.

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$100,000 Project Bike: 1929 Brough Superior SS100 Pendine

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The Brough Superior SS100 is a motorcycle that needs no introduction to anyone with even a passing interest in motorcycle history. Although the term “superbike” wouldn’t be coined for many more decades, the SS100 was unquestionably the first real superbike. George Brough introduced the SS100 in 1924, the name stands for Super Sport and the 100 is a reference to the motorcycle’s top speed – a guaranteed 100 mph.

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Jack Ehret’s Vincent Black Lightning

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Jack Ehret, the Black Lightning, and the road near Gunnedah On January 19th, 1953 Jack Ehret rolled his Vincent Black Lightning onto the gleaming asphalt near Gunnedah in eastern Australia where a 2 ¼ mile straight straight stretch of road had been closed by an accommodating constable, so Jack could take a shot at setting a new…

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Eagle Speedster: Charles Morgan’s Classics

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The Eagle Speedster is a car that’s immediately recognizable to any red blooded car guy, even if they’ve never actually seen one before. This is because it’s essentially a Jaguar E-Type that’s been completely taken to pieces and rebuilt, with a majority of new parts, though still keeping its core identity. It’s been said that…

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Hesketh V1000

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The name Hesketh will probably always be most closely associated with the flamboyant world of 1970s Formula One racing, and for giving James Hunt his Formula One debut in 1973. The team were notoriously fond of champagne and would drink cases of the stuff regardless of their actual finishing positions, typically in the nearest 5…

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6oz Pewter Hammered Hip Flask

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There are few pocketed items more important than a discrete hip flask. They make even the dreariest of weddings entertaining – not to mention christenings. When choosing a flask it’s important to get one that’s slim enough not to show in your breast pocket, and you typically want to avoid cheaper examples as they often…

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1989 Norton Commander Rotary

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The rotary-engined Norton Commander is a very rare motorcycle, just 300 or so were made before Norton was paid a final visit by its creditors at Midland Bank, and production was shut down. It’s a shame as with better funding, the almost turbine smooth twin rotor Wankel could have been a benchmark touring bike for its…

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Bremont Supermarine Type 300 Wristwatch

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The Supermarine Type 300 by Bremont is a British automatic wristwatch designed to be a daily-wearable, heirloom quality timepiece. It’s named for the legendary Supermarine Spitfire Type 300 prototype aircraft that would form the foundation of the Spitfire we all know and love. The design evokes the classic professional dive watch, backed up by its…

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Goodwood Road Racing Club Mechanic Overalls

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This set of official Goodwood Road Racing Club mechanic overalls have been carefully designed to look and feel exactly like the ones worn by the spanner monkeys in garages and pit lanes back in the 1950s. Goodwood offer the overalls in sizes ranging from XXS through to XXL, it has press studs down the front,…

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