1989 Honda VFR750R Type RC30

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The Honda VFR750R Type RC30, often just referred to as the RC30, is a unicorn motorcycle on par with the likes of Paul Smart’s Ducati 750 Imola Desmo, the Vincent Black Shadow, the Norton Manx, and the Brough Superior SS100. Now before the angry emails start rolling in from the vintage motorcycle fraternity, let me…

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Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel Bicycle

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The Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel was the first motorized vehicle ever owned by many tens of thousands of Americans, many were attached to bicycles and some where fitted to the rear of the Briggs & Stratton Flyer Cyclecar – remembered now as the cheapest car in history. A Brief History of the Briggs &…

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1989 Norton Commander Rotary

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The rotary-engined Norton Commander is a very rare motorcycle, just 300 or so were made before Norton was paid a final visit by its creditors at Midland Bank, and production was shut down. It’s a shame as with better funding, the almost turbine smooth twin rotor Wankel could have been a benchmark touring bike for its…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight

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The car you’re looking at here is widely considered to be the most successful Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of all time. This is a remarkable feat considering the broad successes of the Carrera RS 2.7 in competition, both on the asphalt and in the world of rally. The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 The Porsche 911 Carrera…

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1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro

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With 550+hp from a 7 litre V8 and a 1/4 mile time in the mid-10s there are few ’60s muscle cars as capable as the legendary Yenko badged Camaros. They were originally built for just 3 years in very limited numbers, and cars that have survived to the modern day trigger a huge amount of…

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1986 Gemballa Avalanche

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The Gemballa Avalanche is the car that helped launch Gemballa into the centre of the world stage for outrageous bespoke cars, often costing over $500,000 USD apiece in 1980s money – that’s well over $1,000,000 now. Founded by Uwe Gemballa in 1981, the German company was based near Porsche in Leonberg, Germany – just west of Stuttgart….

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy

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The release of the Ferrari 275 in 1964 was a significant milestone for Ferrari, it was the first of their cars to be fitted with a transaxle for improved weight distribution, and when coupled to its independent double wishbone front and rear suspension, the 275 was a generational shift forwards. The changes under the skin…

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1940 BMW 328 Roadster

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The 1940 BMW 328 Roadster shown here presents a bit of an automotive mystery, its rare Touring of Milan bodywork was constructed using the Superleggera (super lightweight) method with a design in keeping with the Auto Avio Costruzioni sports racer – Enzo Ferrari’s first foray into car construction. These factors likely mean the car you see here was…

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1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

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A Brief History of the Ferrari 288 GTO The Ferrari 288 GTO was destined to compete in the borderline-insane world of Group B racing. The FIA introduced the regulations that would define Group B in 1982, and it triggered an arms race amongst automakers that is often referred to today as the golden age of rally….

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1955 Ferrari 121 LM

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This car was one of the Scuderia Ferrari Works entries in the 1955 Mille Miglia – a challenging 1,000 mile race across Italy held on public roads. It was originally a 3.7 litre vehicle with 280 hp and a kerb weight of 850 kilograms, Paolo Marzotto was the driver but he didn’t get far – the…

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1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik

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

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1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Sunray-DX Race Car

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The L88 Corvette is a vehicle spoken about among the Chevrolet cognoscenti with the kind of hushed reverence usually reserved for matters of state diplomacy or religion. With 560+hp on tap right off the showroom floor there weren’t many American cars that could realistically compete with the L88 – as is evidenced by the long…

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