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Triumph TR2 1953-1955 Steering wheel

Triumph TR2 1953 – 1955

About Specs In 1951 Sir John Black of Standard-Triumph was working hard to produce an affordable but inspiring sports-car. He quickly realised that he could not compete with the Jaguar XK120 which had cornered the market in it`s class. The [...]

November 7, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR2, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
Lotus Elite 1958-1963

Lotus Elite SE: Type 14 1958 – 1963

About Specs `Revolutionary` is an often over-used word but the Lotus Elite certainly broke a lot of new ground. The chosen material for the body shell was not new, several Ford `Specials` had used fibreglass shells earlier. What was unusual [...]

November 5, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elite, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Sunbeam Alpine V 1965-1968

Sunbeam Alpine GT Series V 1965 – 1968

About Specs The Alpine was a much-maligned sports-car, not as masculine as the MGB, or that was the general opinion. The truth was that it was a lot more civilized than the `B`, quieter, more comfortable and better finished. The [...]

November 4, 2014 Alpine GT Series V, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Sunbeam, United Kingdom
Jaguar MKVII M 1954-1956

Jaguar MK VII 1951 – 1956

About Specs The MKVII was the first Jaguar saloon to be supplied with the new 3.4 XK engine and was designed with the US market in mind. It made a huge impact with it`s futuristic streamlining and startling good-looks. There [...]

November 3, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, MK VII, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Triumph Motor Company TR4

Triumph Motor Company 1885-1984 – The Beginnings

Nurnberg, Germany, 1885. Siegfried Bettman began to import European bicycles to his German factory. He re-badged them `Triumph` and re-exported them to London UK. So began the Triumph Cycle Company. Bettman formed a partnership with Moritz Schulte and opened a [...]

October 31, 2014 Cars, Europe, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
MGB 1962-1980 by Adam Singer

MG B Roadster 1962 – 1980

About Specs A straight replacement for the excellent MGA, the MGB arrived in 1962 in roadster form. It bore no resemblance to the MGA though it did use suspension and steering components from the MGA stockpile. The MGB was well [...]

October 30, 2014 B, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, MG, United Kingdom
Jaguar XK120 1948-1954

Jaguar XK120 Sports 1948 – 1954

About Specs The motor industry was still struggling to revive after the war when Bill Lyons unveiled the revolutionary Jaguar XK 120 in 1948. Lyons, Bill Heynes, Claude Bailey and Wally Hassan had worked, almost by candlelight, throughout the war [...]

October 28, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom, XK 120
MGA 1955-1961

MG A 1955 – 1962

About Specs MG Car Company was founded in 1924 by Cecil Kimber in Abingdon, Berkshire UK. Kimber had been an employee of Morris and left Morris Motors to found a chain of dealerships named Morris Garages. He then began to [...]

October 24, 2014 A, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, MG, United Kingdom
Healey Westland 1946-1950

Healey Westland Roadster 1946 – 1950

About Specs As far as we can ascertain this was Donald Healey`s first production project. The Westland Roadster was a sleek sports coupe, a little reminiscent of the Jaguar XK 120 but with more architecture! The Westland was a two-door [...]

October 21, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Healey, United Kingdom, Westland Roadster
Jaguar MKV 1948-1951

Jaguar MKV 1948 – 1951: “Grace, pace and space”

About Specs The MK V was a natural development of the MK IV but had some important improvements. Jaguar was constantly improving it`s models with new ideas and technology. More streamlined than the MKIV, though similar in style, the MK [...]

October 20, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, MK V, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom