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AC Cobra by RedTail_Panther

AC Cars Ltd. (1901 – Present): The story begins

Founded in 1901 as Autocarriers Ltd, makers and purveyors of horseless carriages! The title `AC Cars` will always bring to mind the mighty Cobra, understandably, but there is a lot more to AC`s story than that! This is a story [...]

October 16, 2014 AC Cars, By country of origin, Cars, Europe, United Kingdom
Sunbeam Tiger I 1964-1967

Sunbeam Tiger I & II 1964 – 1967

About Specs Sunbeam origins; The Sunbeam company was founded in Wolverhampton UK in 1888. It began by producing bicycles and progressed through motorcycles, aero-engines and finally to cars. In the 1920s they became heavily involved with racing. The most notable [...]

October 15, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Sunbeam, Tiger, United Kingdom
Jaguar MKIV 1945-1948

Jaguar MKIV Sports Saloon 1945 – 1948

About Specs Properly named Jaguar 1 ½, 2 ½ and 3 ½ litre the car became known as the Jaguar MK IV, first produced in 1946. To get the company going after five years of war production, Lyons used SS [...]

October 13, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, MK IV, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Clan Crusader 1971-1974

Clan Crusader & the Kit-Car History 1971 – 1974

About Specs First, a little history! Kit-cars have been a British phenomenon from the 1950`s until the present. The expression `kit-car` in modern times usually means a replica of an unaffordable classic car built using a more humble `donor-car`. They [...]

October 10, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Clan, Coupe/Convertible, Crusader, Europe, United Kingdom
DeLorean DMC12

DeLorean Motor Company DMC-12 1981 – 1983

About Specs DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) produced only one model, the DMC-12. It is a very unusual story. As is our wont to do, we will start at the beginning. John Zachary DeLorean was born in Detroit in 1925 and [...]

October 7, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, DeLorean, DMC-12, Europe, United Kingdom
Jaguar MKI cat

Jaguar Cars Ltd. (1945 – present) The most famous cat on the bonnet

The story begun when Sir William Lyons (1901 – 1985) joined forces with William Walmsley to found the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922. They produced high-class coachbuilt sidecars for the huge motorcycle market. In 1927 they began manufacturing increasing numbers [...]

October 6, 2014 By country of origin, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom
Gordon Keeble 1963-1967 by allen watkin

Gordon-Keeble 1963 – 1967

About Specs In 1959 John Gordon and Jim Keeble came together to form Gordon-Keeble Cars. The original factory was in Slough, Berkshire but production moved twice, first to Eastleigh, near Southampton and finally to Southampton itself. The intention was to [...]

October 3, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Gordon-Keeble, United Kingdom
Warwick GT350 1960-1962

Warwick GT 1960 – 1962

About Specs After Peerless Cars closed their doors in 1960 Bernie Rodger continued to develop his design, the Peerless GT, now re-named  `Warwick GT`. The car appeared little-changed at first glance. In fact the car had received two major revisions [...]

October 2, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom, Warwick GT
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
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