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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Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS

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Amongst the early road-going Porsches one of the most desirable models is the updated “A” specification 356 fitted with the highly successful Type 547/1 four cam engine from the Porsche 550 racing car. Although they looked very similar when the engine bay was closed, the performance of the Carrera was in a league of its…

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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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Maserati Boomerang

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The Maserati Boomerang is undoubtably one of the most important concept cars of the 20th century, it’s revolutionary wedge shape would go on to influence automobile designers for decades to come, and it would become the de facto shape for almost all supercars from the decade of its introduction onwards. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the…

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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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Dobbertin’s Nova

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Many of us grew up in an era when car magazines ruled the four-wheeled world, a time when the word “digital” was only used to describe a calculator watch and the “internet” was a term only known to a few boffins at CERN. The golden era for the car magazine was almost certainly the 1980s, a…

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USS Macon Cutaway Wallpaper

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The USS Macon and its sister ship, the USS Akron, were the largest helium-filled airships ever made. They were launched in 1933 and 1931 respectively, and each only had a service life of roughly two years – both were lost in separate severe storms. Macon had a hull made from structured duraluminum with three internal…

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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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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

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Mercedes-Benz produced 1,400 300 SL Gullwings between 1954 and 1963, of this number just 29 were aluminium alloy bodied like the car you see here. The allow body saved 80 kilograms of weight over the more common steel bodied variant, but its cost was prohibitive for all but the wealthiest of motorists. Under its skin,…

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Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43

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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a 4×4 that started life as a Jeep clone during the Second World War, before taking on a life of its own as one of the world’s toughest off-road vehicles in the intervening decades. The FJ series are by far the most iconic of the vintage Land Cruisers, and people…

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