Iso Rivolta IR 300

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At the 1962 Torino Auto Show the Iso Rivolta IR 300 was first introduced, and an entirely new chapter in the history of Iso began. Before ’62 the company had been better known for their petite bubble cars and scooters, but in the first couple of years of the 1960s Renzo Rivalta and Giotto Bizzarrini…

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The Official Han Solo Jacket

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This official Han Solo Jacket by Matchless is part of their new Star Wars Capsule Collection – far from being a cheap copy to appease 14 year olds, this jacket has been handmade to heirloom quality by Matchless in England. The jacket is made from a soft cowhide that’s been aged to give it the correct…

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1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage ‘X-Pack’

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Introduced in 1977, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage was one of the fastest street legal cars in the world – and it was almost certainly the fastest 4-seater. All this speed was thanks to the new V8 that Aston Martin had developed in-house, it was an advanced engine for the age and it would stay…

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Sinn 6099 Chronograph

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Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH started out in 1961 as a manufacturer of high-precision aircraft chronographs and instruments, it wasn’t long before they ventured into wristwatch manufacturing and today the company enjoys a good reputation and they ship a small but steady volume of chronographs each year. The Sinn 6099 Chronograph has an automatic movement with 26 bearing…

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Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Boano

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The Ferrari 250 GT Boano is an exceedingly important car in the history of the Italian marque, although it’ll probably never be as famous as the 250 GTO and the 250 GT Lusso, it was a Pinin Farina designed masterpiece that would follow directly in the footsteps of the 250 Europa GT – Ferrari’s first…

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Porsche 911 Speedster

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The Porsche 911 Speedster was the second production Porsche to wear the Speedster badge, following on from its hugely successful predecessor from 30 years prior – the 356 Speedster. Much like the first Speedster, the 1980s variant was originally developed to be a simpler, lighter version of the base model with no bells and whistles, and…

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Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Pinin Farina Series I

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The Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina was the first series-produced cabriolet (convertible) ever made by the storied Italian automaker – in fact it was build so early on that coachbuilder “Pinin Farina” hadn’t yet rolled its name into “Pininfarina” (which occurred in 1961). A total of 40 250 GT Cabriolet Series…

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1985 BMW M635 CSi

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The BMW M635 CSi is one of those cars from the ’80s that helped define performance motoring for the decade, and unlike its competitors from the era of big hair, keytars and trickledown economics – it’s still almost affordable. The M88 engine used in the M635 CSi is one of the finest ever made by…

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Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

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The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is almost universally known by its unofficial nickname – Ferrari Daytona. Ferrari have never formerly embraced the Daytona label, and even now it only gets a single begrudging mention on their official website. This moniker was first applied by the media in the wake of the dominant 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24…

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Pegaso Z-102 by Touring

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The Pegaso Z-102 was a technologically advanced sports car built by the Spanish in a truck factory between 1951 and 1958. It’s difficult to know exactly how the Z-102 managed to get approved by the accounts department in the Pegaso factory, but the fact that the chief technical manager of the company was Wilfredo Ricard –…

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1934 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type

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Invicta was a pre-WWII British automobile company that didn’t survive the turmoil of the mid-20th century, it was a keen competitor with companies like Bentley and Rolls-Royce – and the Invicta S-Type you see here was possibly their finest creation. The secret to the world-beating performance capabilities of Invicta’s 4½-Litre S-Type was the low-slung body….

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1981 BMW M1

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The BMW M1 was a radical departure from business as usual for BMW, famous at the time for building more practical cars the M1 was a dynamic Giugiaro-designed supercar that could rub shoulders with the best of them. The M1 began production in 1978 after a period of turmoil surrounding a partnership between BMW and…

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