1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona

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The 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 ‘Daytona’ is one of the more iconic of the late-60s endurance racers, it was built to compete at events like Le Mans in the 2 litre class – a strategic play that kept the car in the class just below the dominant Porsche 907. The chassis pictured here was…

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1982 Mirage M12 Prototype

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The 1982 Mirage M12 Group C Sports Prototype is a car that was at the very centre of one of the most controversial disqualifications in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Just 20 minutes before the race was due to start and the entire field were making final preparations to their cars the…

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1956 Austin-Healey 100M

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The Austin-Healey 100M is a car that occupies a place very high on the acquisition list for any serious vintage car collector, only 640 100Ms were made between September the 5th 1955 and July the 16th 1956 – these original Healeys are now amongst the most sought after post-war British cars in existence. The “M”…

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Jacky Ickx’s 1976 Formula 1 and Le Mans Helmet

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It isn’t everyday that historical curiosities like this come up for public auction, and certainly not at a price that’s almost affordable for a serious collector. With an estimated value of £1,500 to £1,800 this former Jacky Ickx Bell helmet was worn throughout the 1976 Formula One season (in the Wolf-Williams FW05) and during Ickx’s successful Le Mans campaign…

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D-Type Jaguar

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In some respects, the D-Type Jaguar exists in the shadow of its much more famous younger brother, the E-Type – famed for its beauty and widely recognised as the most beautiful production car of all time (even by Enzo Ferrari) the E-Type is a giant of automotive design. That said, I’ve always preferred the race-bred simplicity and…

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Truth In 24 II – Every Second Counts

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“Truth In 24 II – Every Second Counts” is a film by Audi covering their involvement in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours motor race. The full length film is 1 hour and 22 minutes long and is well worth a watch, it’s narrated by Jason Statham – a man who’s voice is perfect for anything relating to motor sport.

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Hans Herrmann

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The life of Hans Herrmann reads like the script of a film from the golden age of cinema, he was born in 1928 and is a baker by trade, in the 1950s he started racing with the Mercedes-Benz factory team where his talent quickly led to him being hired to race at some of the most iconic motor sport events of the era.

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