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Healey Tickford 1950-1954 by Tom Ellis

Healey Tickford 1950 – 1954

About Specs Donald Healey`s last saloon project, the Tickford saloon was named after the Tickford coach building company that designed and built the body-work. Healey was entering the Grand-Tourer market for the first time. The Tickford bore no resemblance to [...]

January 14, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Healey, Sedan/Saloon, Tickford, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan +2 FHC 1967-1956 by Matt

Lotus Elan Plus 2 1967 – 1976

About Specs The problem; a car maker is producing a very successful two-seater sports car but needs to make an equally popular four-seater version. Why not just make a small sports saloon? In the 1960`s sports cars were very popular [...]

January 9, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elan +2, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Tiumph TR3A TR3B 1957-1962 by Gwenael Piaser

Triumph TR3A and TR3B 1957 – 1962

About Specs The Triumph TR3A was and still is, a conundrum. Some people will tell you that it was a facelift on TR3 and as a model never existed. They cite the fact that the bonnet badge still said `TR3` [...]

January 8, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR3A & TR3B, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom
Bristol 400 1947-1950 by Tony Hisgett

Bristol 400 1946 – 1950

About Specs Quote; “What`s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” (William Shakespeare). The Bristol 400 was just that, a BMW by another name. Bristol`s Archie Frazer-Nash obtained the plans [...]

January 7, 2015 400, Bristol, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, United Kingdom
Jensen-Healey 1972-1976 by Matt

Jensen-Healey 1972 – 1976

About Specs In 1966 Austin-Healey`s US distributor, Kjell Qvale became Jensen`s majority shareholder. He was very enthusiastic when the possibility of recruiting Donald Healey arose. In 1970 Donald Healey did indeed arrive and did not come empty-handed. [...]

January 6, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jensen-Healey, United Kingdom
Jaguar XK150 1957-1961 by pyntofmyld

Jaguar XK150 and XK150S 1957 – 1961

About Specs In 1957 Jaguar introduced the last XK sports car. Certainly the most beautiful sports car so far, it was let down a little by it`s initial performance. At launch it was available in DHC or FHC format. The [...]

December 18, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom, XK 150
AC 2 Litre 1948-1958 by Thomas T

AC 2 Litre 1948 – 1958: The Economy Advantage Over Big Engines

About Specs By 1947 `streamlining` had come into fashion. Before WW II British cars had been very `upright`, with vertical radiators and spare-wheels on the running boards. During the war there were many American cars (mostly military) running around British [...]

December 11, 2014 2 Litre, AC Cars, By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
Lotus Elan S4 1968-1971 by Bryan Janes

Lotus Elan S4 1968 – 1971

About Specs In the beginning there was the Lotus Elite with a stressed glass-fibre body, decades before carbon-fibre was invented. The glorious and elegant Elite was beset with niggling problems, usually cleared-up in the `after-market`. The glass-fibre shell was just [...]

December 8, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elan, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom
Jaguar D-type 1954-1957 by Jaguar MENA

Jaguar D-Type 3.4 1954 – 1957

About Specs For the 1954 season Jaguar rolled out the eye-catching and revolutionary D-type. Apart from the power-train, disc brakes and running gear it was a totally new concept. Many of the design team had spent the war years designing [...]

December 4, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, D-Type, Europe, Jaguar, United Kingdom
Triumph TR3 1955-1957 by Jeffry N. Curtis

Triumph TR3 1955 – 1957

About Specs The TR2 was such a great success that it was quickly followed in 1955 by the TR3. TR3 was an effective and worthwhile improvement. The TR2 was an attractive car but the TR3 was prettier. All the revisions [...]

December 1, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Europe, TR3, Triumph Cars, United Kingdom