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Jaguar MKII 1959-1968 by Niels de Wit

Jaguar MK II 1959 – 1968

About Specs 1959 saw the launch of one of the great Jaguar icons, the MK II sports saloon. Encouraged by the success of the MK I, which both created and filled a gap in the market, Bill Lyons presented the [...]

January 13, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, MK II, Sedan/Saloon, 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 MK IX 1958-1961 by Jeff

Jaguar MK IX 1958 – 1961

About Specs The Jaguar MK IX was well received when it appeared in 1958. The subtle differences, when compared to the previous model, MK VIII, were appreciated by the market. The MK VIII was a little plain, the MK IX [...]

January 5, 2015 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, MK IX, Sedan/Saloon, 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
Mini MKI 1959-1967 by Travis Isaacs

Mini MKI 1959 – 1967

About Specs The first cars were badged `Austin 7` and `Morris Mini-Minor`. Later they would all be badged as `Mini`. Both Austin and Morris were identical. The design itself was very simple. The rubber cone suspension units used required little [...]

December 16, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Mini, Mini MKI, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom
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
Jaguar MKVIII 1956-1958 by Kerryn Rice

Jaguar MK VIII 1956 – 1958

About Specs This car was a simple update of the MKVII, several areas were improved but the most noticeable things were two- tone paintwork (as a very popular option), the one-piece curved windscreen and the smaller rear spats that exposed [...]

December 9, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Europe, Jaguar, MK VIII, Sedan/Saloon, United Kingdom