1964 AC Cobra 289

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Despite the fact that it was only built from 1962 to 1967, the AC Cobra had a profound impact on the motoring world. The surviving examples are worth a king’s ransom and are hotly pursued by collectors and enthusiasts, many of whom enter them in vintage motor racing events. A Brief History of Carroll Shelby’s…

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1970 Meyers Manx

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A Brief History of the Meyers Manx The Meyers Manx is a dune buggy developed by Bruce Meyers, it originally had an advanced fiberglass composite monocoque body with a VW Beetle drive train and suspension attached, however this proved complex and costly to mass-produce. The second design still used a large fiberglass tub, but it was…

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Ex-Peter Sellers Porsche 930 Turbo

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A Short History of the Porsche 930 Turbo In 1974 Porsche displayed a new car to the general public at the Paris Auto Show. It was a turbocharged 911 with the internal type designation “930” – it had widened wheel arches, wide tires, a rear wing, and 260 hp from its rear-mounted, SOHC, 3-liter flat-6….

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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The fuel-injected version of the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette was the fastest and most powerful of the first generation Corvettes thanks to the V8 enlargement that took it from 283 cubic inches (4.64 liters) to 327 cubic inches (5.36 liters). 1962 would also be the last year for the wrap around windshield, the live axle rear,…

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Ex-David Gilmour / Pink Floyd Ferrari F40

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In July 1988 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason arrived at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track to take possession of their matching Ferrari F40s. They were in Modena as part of Pink Floyd’s “Momentary Lapse of Reason” tour, although there’s no word on whether the tour name had anything to do with the four-wheeled purchases of…

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Corvette-Engined Land Rover Defender 90

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Carroll Shelby might not have been the first person to drop an American V8 into a British vehicle, but he’s by far the most famous. Over the years there have been countless examples of Brits and Americans getting their heads together and turning out some genuinely remarkable automobiles – and this Land Rover by East Coast…

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1973 Iso Grifo Series II

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A Brief History of the Iso Grifo The Iso Grifo was developed by a dream team of Italians in the 1960s, the body design was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the engineering was done by Giotto Bizzarrini, and the whole thing was overseen by Iso chief executive Renzo Rivolta. Bizzarrini is famous for his development work on…

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Pur Sang Type 35

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A Brief History of the Pur Sang Type 35 The Pur Sang Type 35 has the unique distinction of being the first replica car ever to appear on the pages of Silodrome. Although if the Pur Sang faithful ever hear you refer to the car as a replica, they’ll be out for your blood. Automotive historians…

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Legacy Overland Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

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Legacy Overland are headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, and they specialise in restoring classic 4x4s to better-than-new quality. This Land Cruiser is one of their latest builds, it’s a great example of their work and it clearly shows why restored vintage 4x4s are seeing such an uptick in interest from collectors and enthusiasts. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE…

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Film: Building the Chrysler Proving Grounds – Circa 1954

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This film was produced for Chrysler to show off their new proving grounds in the mid-1950s. The film was made by Wilding Picture Productions, and it shows an exceedingly elaborate testing facility including an expansive enclosed space capable of housing dozens of cars at a time. The testing regimen was surprisingly complex, and it’s safe to…

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1936 Lincoln-Zephyr V12 “Twin-Grille”

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A Brief History of the Lincoln-Zephyr V12 The Lincoln-Zephyr V12 made its first appearance in 1936, its impressive V12 engine was a stark contrast to its competitors – namely the LaSalle with its V8 and the Packard One-Twenty with its straight-8. The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of Ford, established to give Ford a presence…

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1992 Ferrari F40

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The Ferrari F40 is considered by some to be the first supercar, but those who have driven one will tell you it’s probably better described as being the last of the first supercars. The F40 would be the final Ferrari personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, and although it was intended to compete with the thoroughly…

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