The Porsche 356 A 1600 Convertible D by Drauz you see here is one of Porche’s rarest production models, it was introduced in 1959 as a stop-gap model between the 356 A and the 356 B with only 1,331 made in total between August 1958 and September 1959. The Convertible D was essentially an improved…
This is a 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark II and it’s one of the nicest examples of the model we’ve come across in recent memory. The Sprite is widely considered to be one of the best “starter classics” for those wanting to dip their toe into the world of classic car ownership, that said, many people…
I’d love to know when this picture was taken, it’d probably be safe to guess mid to late 1950s.
The 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster is a fantastic testament to 1950s automotive design, it’s got all the chrome, curves and fins you could want in a car, plus, it’s bright red and fitted with a glorious American V8.
Clark Gable and his Dusenberg reminding us all that we’re just not as cool as we might think.
In 1958 the first Daytona Beach Convertible race was held, this 25 minute film (split into 3 segments) covers the whole event from start to finish and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of motor racing in the USA. This was the final NASCAR race held on the Daytona Beach shoreline with future races…
Swiss coachbuilder Worblaufen was responsible for some truly remarkable auto designs between 1929 and 1958. The Bugatti Type 57 pictured above and below is a fine example of Worblaufen’s work and it’s also quite possibly they’re most famous project.
This is Don Yenko racing his 1961 Corvette, I don’t have any further information on the picture sadly. When I first found it I spent a quarter of an hour staring at it and admiring the aerodynamic effect the rain water and wind created as they pass over the hood and windshield. It’s beautiful.
Interestingly the original design of the iconic “Frogeye” called for the headlights to retract into an upwards facing position (a la Porsche 928) in order to minimise drag. The company scrapped the retracting headlight design to save cost and instead used a fixed headlight, subsequently creating one of the most famous British cars of the early 1960s.
The Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport of it’s day, it was the fastest production convertible (the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing was the fastest hardtop) in the world and is often cited as one of the most beautiful cars of the 20th Century.
Rat Rods are one of those things that I love in spite of myself. I’d be embarrassed to drive one around town but I’d love to race them on dirt roads, up windswept beaches or across the Bonneville salt flats.
The 1953 Ferrari 340 MM Competition Spyder is a 300hp V12 powered 1953 Mille Miglia winner is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cars to roll out of Enzo’s factory (before or since).