Maserati 200SI

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Maserati’s 200SI was a car developed with very large shoes to fill, it was to be the replacement for the popular and successful A6GC6, it would be driven by some of motor sport’s biggest names – including Carroll Shelby and Stirling Moss. Moss took 1st place at the 1956 Trofeo Supercortemaggiore in an evolved version…

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Mazda Cosmo 110S

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The Mazda Cosmo 110S was the first rotary-engined car to roll out of the Japanese marque’s factory, it was dressed in a jet-age inspired body and in its one race outing it landed a hard fought 4th place after belting around the Nurburgring for 84 hours. Each Cosmo was built by hand between 1967 and…

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Supercharged MG ND Magnette Racer

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Only 24 MG ND Magnettes were built, all were made in 1934 and all were characterised by their MG K2 bodies installed on the then new N-Type chassis. The N-Type chassis was a significant step up for MG, it was a brand new design that had a wider rear and brought the centre of gravity…

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Original Ferrari Blueprints

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This set of three Ferrari blueprints are due to sell (individually) at the Amelia Island Auction on the 12th of March 2015, although not cheap, they’re not quite as out of reach as you might imagine – each one is estimated to be worth between $1,800 and $2,200 USD. In order from top to bottom,…

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The Golden Age of the British Sports Car

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The Golden Age of the British Sports Car is a BBC documentary about the post-WWII success of the small, light and nimble two-seaters rolling out of England. These cars were characterised by their affordability and off-the-charts fun factor, and they went on to inspire multiple generations of car guys (and girls) across the world. This…

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Austin-Healey 100S

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The Austin-Healey 100S was created by Donald Healey as a purpose built racer to show the potential of his relatively new 100/4, only 50 chassis would be built in the 100S series for homologation purposes and the first one was raced in anger at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1954 (the “S” in 100S…

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Porsche 356C 1600 SC

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There’s little doubt that Porsche’s 356 is one of the more important sports cars of the mid-20th century, it was the first production car made by Porsche and only their second model after the 1939 Porsche 64. The recipe that made the 356 great was a simple one – it had a rear mounted flat-4,…

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Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

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I was on my way to a car show last weekend when a bright red Ferrari 250 GT Lusso went past travelling in the opposite direction, I very nearly ploughed into the central divider whilst shouting something incoherent to my Mrs in the passenger seat that must have sounded something a little like 250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso250gtlusso. Her…

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Ferrari 250 GT Coupé by Ellena

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In the late 1950s a small batch of Ferrari 250 GT Coupés found their way into the workshop of Carrozzeria Ellena – a small coachbuilder previously named Boano after its founder, Mario Boano. Mario was recruited by Fiat, so he handed the reins of the coachbuiling to his son-in-law Ezio Ellena, who partnered with Luciano Pollo and called…

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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Growing up in the ’80s there were 3 cars that invariably sat atop every young boy’s wishlist – the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. Posters of these cars adorned millions of bedroom walls and countless playground arguments were had about the pros and cons of each. I was always a…

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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1962 was to be the last year for the C1 Chevrolet Corvette before the introduction of its replacement – Chevrolet chose to send it off with a bang by including a 327 cubic inch V8 in the options list, with a further option to add Rochester Ramjet fuel-injection that boosted output from 250hp to an…

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