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Peerless GT 1957-1960

Peerless GT 1957 – 1960

About Specs Racing car designer Bernie Rodger joined John Gordon and James Byrnes in forming the Peerless company in 1957. They set up home in a factory in Slough, Berkshire. Rodger had a design for a two-door, four seat saloon [...]

September 30, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Peerless GT, United Kingdom
Opel Rekord E1 1977-1982

Opel Rekord E1 1977 – 1983

About Specs In the fall of 1977 Opel unveiled the Rekord E, to replace the successful Rekord D, itself in production since 1972. It was to be produced until ’82 as the Rekord E1, and, with a restyling, as the [...]

September 29, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, E, Estate/Combi, Europe, Germany, Opel, Rekord, Sedan/Saloon
Daimler Dart SP250 1959-1964 front view

Daimler SP250 Dart 1959 – 1964

About Specs Every young boy has his favourite car poster on the bedroom wall. The Dart was mine. Considering that the year was 1959, the Dart was futuristic and space-age in shape. Daimler, for those who do not know, is [...]

September 26, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Daimler, Europe, SP250 Dart, United Kingdom
Porsche Boxster 987 2005-2007 by PaMa05

Porsche Boxster 987 Series 2005 – 2007

About Specs Often referred to as the Poor man’s Porsche, against the odds the Boxster was a huge success since it’s debut in 1996. Porsche had tried a water-cooled sports-car back in 1976, the 924, which took a very long [...]

September 24, 2014 987, Boxster, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Germany, Porsche
TVR Vixen S3 1970-1972

TVR Vixen S3 1970 – 1972

About Specs TVR`s next product was the Vixen, very similar in appearance to the Grantura. It was an excellent sports-car but was plagued by the company`s intrinsic problems. Production numbers were low and unreliable and the finish was Spartan and [...]

September 19, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TVR, United Kingdom, Vixen S3
TVR Grantura MKIII 1800S 1964-1965

TVR Grantura MKIII 1800S 1964 – 1965

About Specs The Grantura was TVR`s first real production car. The MKIII 1800S is the only mark that had any real production figures, which is why we have chosen it for an example. MK1 and MKII had some strange and [...]

September 18, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Grantura MKIII, TVR, United Kingdom
TVR badge

TVR Ltd. 1946 – 2006 History

This introduction may seem a little vague and strange at first but we crave the reader`s indulgence. Reliable data is often at a premium but in TVR`s case much of it is impossible to track down. All of the usual [...]

September 17, 2014 Cars, Europe, TVR, United Kingdom
Volvo P1800 1961-1973 by Otis Blank

Volvo P1800, 1800S 1961 – 1973

About Specs Back in the 1950s Volvo had a burning desire to build a sports-car. Impressed with the Chevrolet Corvette, Volvo made a disastrous attempt to imitate it. The result was the long-forgotten and unlamented P1900. Volvo`s managing director drove [...]

September 15, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Estate/Combi, Europe, P1800, 1800S, Sweden, Volvo
Ferrari 246GT 1969-1974

Ferrari Dino 246GT & 246GTS 1969 – 1974

About Specs Q: When is a Ferrari not a Ferrari? A: When the unqualified, so-called `experts` tell you so. So many of the `cognoscenti` in the automotive media, certainly in the UK, have denigrated this superb car because the prancing [...]

September 12, 2014 246GT & 246GTS, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Dino, Europe, Ferrari, Italy