1971 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

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Carrozzeria Automobile Intermeccanica, typically just referred to as Intermeccanica, was founded in Turin, Italy in 1959. Despite its thoroughly Italian sounding name, Intermeccanica was actually the brain child of Frank and Paula Reisner – a Canadian couple with a deep love of sports cars. Frank was a former racing driver who had been involved with…

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Tucker 48

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The Tucker 48, otherwise known as the Tucker Torpedo, was a car that embodied the anything-is-possible spirit of post-WWII America. Sadly it was killed off by an intrusive SEC investigation after just 51 examples had been built, it’s widely thought that one or all of the “Big Three” US automakers was behind the investigation. Some…

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Maserati Sebring

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The Maserati Sebring was developed to compete with the iconic Ferrari 250 series as the Italian GT car of choice for the automobile cognoscenti of Europe and the United States. The Sebring was first shown to the public in 1962, and it was essentially the replacement for the 3500 GT series that was built from…

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1952 Cunningham C3

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The Cunningham C3 was to be the only non-racing car ever built by Briggs Cunningham and his team, and it only came about due to a last minute rule change to enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953. This new rule called for all entered cars to have a production run of at…

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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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