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Alpine A106 1957-1960 by Andy Stevens

Alpine A106 1957-1960

About Specs Having experimented with alloy bodies in his quest for weight-saving in his competition cars Jean Redele finally settled on glass-fibre as the way forward. He was committed to motorsport and therefore sold comparatively few cars before 1957. Working [...]

March 3, 2015 Alpine Automobiles, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, France
Aston Martin David Brown by Gust

Aston Martin: The David Brown Years

First, the man himself: Sir David Brown (1904-1993), entrepreneur, industrialist and builder of agricultural tractors bought Aston-Martin Ltd in 1948. The following year he acquired Lagonda and combined the two companies into Aston-Martin-Lagonda Ltd. He had paid £20,500 for Aston-Martin [...]

February 25, 2015 Aston-Martin, By country of origin, Cars, Europe, United Kingdom
Gilbern GT MKI 1959-1967 by Adam Singer

Gilbern GT MKI 1959 – 1967

About Specs Gilbern`s first car, based on Bernhard Freise`s prototype was christened Gilbern GT MK1. There was obviously an intention to continue with MK II in the future though that did not happen. Subsequent cars would carry names, not mark [...]

February 24, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Gilbern, Gilbern GT MKI, United Kingdom
Bristol 401 1948-1953 by Paul Wilson

Bristol 401 & 402 1948 – 1953

About Specs The next car out of the Filton factory was the wonderful Bristol 401. George White had established a philosophy at Bristol Cars that gave quality the priority over cost and production numbers. True to his word he built [...]

February 19, 2015 401/402, Bristol, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Jaguar 420 1966-1968 by Spanish Coches

Jaguar 420 1966 – 1968

About Specs British Leyland`s influence was being felt at Jaguar. This facelift completed the metamorphosis from MK II to MX X. Jaguar simply put a minaturised MK X front onto the S type and fitted the 4.2 XK engine to [...]

February 18, 2015 420, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Triumph TR4 1961-1965 by Draco2008

Triumph TR4 1961 – 1965

About Specs In 1959 Triumph had opened a new `super-factory` in Speke, Liverpool. This factory had the capacity to produce 100,000 now classic cars per year although, in reality, it never produced more the 30,000. This was the beginning of [...]

February 10, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR4, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
Jaguar S type 1963-1968 by The Car Spy

Jaguar S type 1963 – 1968

About Specs The only criticisms leveled at the MK II were that it had insufficient boot-space for a family car and was quite wild through fast corners. The MK II was a little inclined to lift a wheel amid a [...]

February 5, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, S type, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Ford Lotus Cortina MKI 1963-1966 by Gillian Bonfils

Ford Lotus Cortina MKI 1963 – 1966

About Specs To tie the 1960`s Lotus story together I must inflict a little history on you, the reader. As the decade began Colin Chapman was planning the new Elan sports-car. The Elan was an entirely new concept owing very [...]

February 4, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Cortina MKI, Europe, Lotus, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Mini MK II 1967-1969 by ducatimad

Mini MK II 1967 – 1969

About Specs In 1967 the MK II was introduced. This was a facelift, amounting to a new radiator grille, larger rear window and a 6 gallon (27.24 litres) fuel tank. There was also the option of a new engine, the [...]

February 3, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Mini, Mini MKII, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Jaguar E type 1961-1967 FHC by kev haworth photography

Jaguar E Type XKE Series I 1961 – 1968: Most Beautiful Car Ever Made

About Specs When the Jaguar E-type was unveiled in 1961 Enzo Ferrari famously called it `the most beautiful car ever made`. In truth it probably was. Ferrari could easily have made it but could never have kept the retail price [...]

January 30, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, E-type XKE, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom