1956 Ferrari 290 MM

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The Ferrari 290 MM you see here is likely to match or surpass the record for the most valuable car in history when it rolls across the auction block with RM Sotheby’s on the 10th of December in New York. This may sound like a heady statement but consider the following – this car is…

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Jaguar XJ220

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“The Saturday Club” was an unofficial group of 12 Jaguar engineers and designers who worked after-hours and on weekends to secretly develop the car that would launch the company directly to the top of the list of the world’s fastest car manufacturers. The Jaguar XJ220 was a revelation when it was first shown to the…

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Bentley 6½ Litre Bob Tail

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The Bentley 6½ Litre was very nearly released as the Bentley 4¼ Litre, but through a twist of fate W. O. Bentley and a Rolls-Royce test driver both encountered one another on their way back from the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon. The two men were each piloting the latest prototypes from their respective…

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

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The Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in March 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, it quickly won favour with the Ferrari cognoscenti for its exceptionally refined nature and its top speed of 150+mph. In the years that have passed since it was first introduced some have looked back at the 330 GTC as the first…

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Roger Moore’s Lamborghini Islero S

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The Lamborghini Islero S is a car with extraordinary DNA, it’s fitted with a V12 developed by Giotto Bizzarrini (the father of the Ferrari 250 GTO), its chassis was penned by Gianpaolo Dallara and its body was styled by Mario Marazzi – formerly of Carrozzeria Touring. All of this heritage coupled with the badge on…

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Amilcar C6 Voiturette

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Amilcar was a small French cyclecar and automobile manufacturer that operated between 1921 to 1940, the name was a contraction of the founders names – Joseph Lamy and Emile Akar. The company started out making cyclecars to meet the surging demand in France, caused by government incentives for vehicles with a dry weight of under…

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Bizzarrini Strada

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Giotto Bizzarrini is an engineer and test driver that many have never heard of, and I suspect that Bizzarrini himself prefers it this way. One of his most enduring quotes is “I’m not a car designer, I am a worker”, and as a testament to that, he’s been working nonstop since he graduated from the…

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Auburn Speedster Barn Find

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The American answer to the lightning fast Bugatti, Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles coming out of Europe in the 1920s was the Auburn Speedster, a car designed by Gordon Buehrig that was audacious even in the heady days of the pre-Great Depression United States. It’s difficult to say anything about the design of the Auburn Speedster…

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Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta

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Just two Ferrari 275S Barchettas were built by Enzo and his legendary engineers in Maranello, it would be amongst the first models to wear the Ferrari badge and would contribute significantly to the reputation being developed by the burgeoning Italian automaker. The car was originally built in 1950 and fitted with a body by Carrozzeria…

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Ferrari F40 LM

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The Ferrari F40 LM is almost certainly the most red-blooded example of what many consider to be the most red-blooded supercar ever made. Ferrari introduced the F40 in 1987, it was to be the last car ever personally approved and overseen by Enzo Ferrari. Just 19 Ferrari F40 LMs were created by Michelotto, and each had full…

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