1965 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

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The Jaguar E-Type was released in 1961 to unanimous praise from both the motoring media and the general public. At the time most sports cars have live rear axles, body-on-frame construction, drum brakes, and 0-60 mph times that could be bested by an appropriately motivated horse. The E-Type, or XK-E as it was known in the…

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1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

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This Lamborghini Miura SV was one of the 10 last produced by the factory in 1972, it has production number 751 and 762 was the last one off the production line. It was sold new to Captain Arthur Mechin, a former RAF pilot who had served in WWII and like many Englishmen who called sub-Saharan…

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Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Number 15

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In 2014 Jaguar shocked and delighted the motoring world by announcing that they were going to build 6 more Lightweight E-Types – the original production run in the mid-1960s was intended to produce 18 cars and so 18 chassis numbers were assigned, but just 12 were built. Once the decision to restart production for the…

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Bugatti Type 35

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The Bugatti Type 35 was one of the most successful racing cars of pre-WWII Europe and today it stands as one go the most successful racing cars of all time. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe grill fitted to the front of the Type 35 is the one that set the standard for all that would follow,…

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Boeing 737 Engine Chair

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Typically it’s not advisable to sit inside a jet engine, in fact I’m told it’s one of the first things they teach you when you get a job loading suitcases into commuter planes. This Boeing 737 engine cowling has been removed from a decommissioned jet and rebuilt by the team at Fallen Furniture in their Bath,…

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BMW PRAËM S 1000 RR 7 450x330

The BMW S1000RR was originally developed to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship, for homologation purposes they produced 1000 road going versions of the model in the same year but due to overwhelming public demand they began a full production calendar for the bike from 2010 onwards. The specifications of the S1000RR would be…

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De Tomaso Vallelunga

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The De Tomaso Vallelunga was the first production car made by De Tomaso – a company that up until 1962 had only produced racing cars for Formula Junior, Formula 3, Formula 2, and Formula 1. The decision to do a production run of the Vallelunga was never the original plan – the model had been…

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Cagiva Moke

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The Cagiva Moke was final iteration of the original Mini Moke, which had been in production non-stop since 1964 with over 50,000 produced in Britain, Australia, and Portugal. The British Motor Corporation had commissioned Sir Alec Issigonis and John Sheppard as an ultra-lightweight vehicle suitable for military deployment by helicopter. They used the engine, transmission,…

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1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

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The Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was originally introduced in 1953 as a limited-production luxury convertible alongside the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and Buick Roadmaster Skylark. The Cadillac was the runaway success of the group and its influence on both automotive and industrial design throughout the mid to late ’50s is hard to overstate. The price of the Eldorado…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

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The Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV was the final version in the popular Alfa Romeo 105/115 series – the common body used was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone and today it’s remembered as one of the most enduring designs from Alfa during the period. Alfa built the 2000 GTV, otherwise known at the 2000 Grand…

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