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All posts by Bev Roberts

Marcos Cars 1959-2002 history by pyntofmyld yellow rear side

Marcos Cars 1959-2002: Uncertain Future Classic

Jem Marsh was born Jeremy George Weston Marsh in Clifton, Bristol on 15th April 1930. An inspired engineer and an accomplished racing driver, he became a constructor in 1959. He formed a partnership with designer Frank Costin and so MARsh [...]

April 13, 2016 By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Marcos Cars, United Kingdom
Healey-Alvis G type 1951-1953 by Andrew Bone front left corner white

Healey-Alvis G Type 1951-1953: Only 25 Classic Cars Made

About Specs The exact chronology of Healey production is difficult to follow, most models over-lapped other models most of the time. This led to some rare anomalies, like the classic Healey-Alvis G type for example. It began production in 1951, [...]

November 2, 2015 Cars, Healey-Alvis G type
Ettore Bugatti 1881-1947 by Bugatti

Ettore Bugatti 1881-1947: Pioneering Genius of Design & Engineering

Born in Milan in 1881 into a talented and artistic family, Ettore Bugatti was destined to become the foremost automotive designer of his time. Today, his name is a mark of ultimate automotive innovation and cars bearing it are a [...]

October 5, 2015 Magazine, People
Mulhouse Cite de l'Automobile front gate

Mulhouse City of the Automobile: Or What I did On My Holiday

Inopian and it`s soldiers do not normally write about tourism. This is a notable exception. The place? Mulhouse in Alsace, France. The purpose? To visit the French National Motor Museum. Objective complete. [...]

September 2, 2015 Hottest news, Magazine
Aston-Martin DB4 1958-1963 by Otis Blank

Aston-Martin DB4 1958-1963: The First Aston Superleggera

About Specs The Aston-Martin DB4 is a British luxury Grand Touring car described by Aston-Martin as a saloon. The car was, in fact, a very nice 2+2 fixed head coupe (FHC), beautifully hand-built at the new Newport Pagnell plant. [...]

August 18, 2015 Aston-Martin, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, DB4, Europe, United Kingdom
Berkeley T60 1959-1960 red profile view on the road top down outside hinges

Berkeley T60 & T60/4 1959-1960: Another 3-Wheeler Sports Car

About Specs Surprisingly, Berkeley`s management did not immediately see the potential for a 3-wheeler version of their little sports-car such as the T60 and the T60/4 was. For the benefit of any reader not already acquainted with British eccentricity in [...]

June 29, 2015 Berkeley Cars, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, T60 & T60/4, United Kingdom
Bristol 403 1953-1955 black detail front bonnet light grille black and white

Bristol 403 1953-1955: Bristol With Reduced Brake Efficiency

About Specs The 1953 Bristol 403 was primarily an updated 401. It had all the improvements and specs of the 404 which went into production at the same time. It must be assumed that customer demand for the 401 dictated [...]

June 22, 2015 403, Bristol, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Triumph TR4A 1965-1967 black and white front left corner top down

Triumph TR4A 1965-1967: The Car With a Choice of Rear Axles

About Specs 1965 saw the arrival of the Triumph TR4A. The most important change from TR4 was IRS which was badged on the boot-lid. The IRS system (independent rear suspension) was not fitted to improve the handling but the ride. [...]

June 1, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR4A, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
Aston-Martin DB2-4 1953-1957 light green metallic top view

Aston-Martin DB2/4 1953-1957: The First Hatchback

About Specs The DB2 was replaced in 1953 by the Aston-Martin DB2/4 saloon. However, it wasn`t really a saloon, it was a 2+2 grand tourer with a hatch-back. That point cleared up we shall continue. [...]

May 18, 2015 Aston-Martin, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, DB2/4, Europe, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
AC Aceca 1954-1963 black racing circuit

AC Aceca 1954-1963: Car That Should Have Been The AC Cobra

About Specs AC Cars were very busy, producing variations on a theme, or more accurately, three cars with the same basic design. The AC Ace preceded this chapter and the AC Greyhound will follow it. The AC Aceca was launched [...]

April 28, 2015 AC Cars, Aceca, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom